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Calvert Hospice Executive Director Brenda Laughhunn and Bereavement Coordinator Linzy Laughhunn celebrate Calvert Hospices newest fundraiser Luau for Hospice.

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Volunteers put food into waiting cars during the second annual End Hunger Foodstock in Prince Frederick.

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End Hunger Hosts Second Annual Foodstock

COUNTY NEWS Debate Over Water Rated Drags On

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer After the town council voted to adopt a uniform flat rate in June, opponents of that plan mounted a petition drive in July to allow town voters to have a say on the rate system. At the end of July, Mayor Bruce Wahl announced that enough signatures were gathered to send the issue to referendum. Town council member Jeff Krahling raised a concern that not enough valid signatures were garnered during the drive. Chesapeake Beach Board of Elections Member Ron Draper was not willing to discuss the matter. The board of elections has no comment on this until we speak with an attorney, said Draper. The town council scheduled a work session for Aug. 19 to further discuss the matter. An option council members considered was a $638,000 grant from the reserve fund to the utility fund in addition to revoking a $290,000 contribution to the reserve fund. Council members preferred to not cut funding to approved general and capital fund ex-

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer End Hunger gave away 100,000 pounds of food during the second annual Foodstock on Aug. 17 in Prince Frederick, double what they gave away last year, according to spokesperson Jacqueline Miller. Foodstock started at 9 a.m., but the first cars showed up at 6 a.m., lining up for miles. Nearly 100 volunteers showed up the day of the event to help hand out food and move boxes from the warehouse to the distribution area. St. Leonard resident Lisa Herber volunteered with Foodstock for the first time on Saturday and looks forward to being involved next year. Its a blessing to be part of it, she said. sarahmiller@countytimes.net
Commissioner Evan K. Slaughenhoupt Jr. helps distribute food.

penditures. One council member suggested using multiple grants over the next four years to ease town residents into the change. Council member Valerie Beaudin raised concerns that is may not be legal to commit to supplementing the utility fund, which is supposed to be self-sustaining, with town money for multiple years. Wahl told her similar actions had been taken in the past, but they could confirm with the town attorney. No date has been set for a referendum vote. The Chesapeake Beach Town Council meets every third Thursday at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.chesapeakebeach.md.us. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Military Spouses Appearing on Americas Got Talent


far, the choir has performed in Chicago, Ill., New York City, N.Y. and Las Vegas, Nev. They perform songs of all genres, Wood said, including Aint No Mountain High Enough and Mariah Careys Hero. The group is affiliated with non-profit Center for American Military Music Opportunities (CAMMO), Wood said. The spouses choir started a year and a half ago, comprised of between 50 and 100 spouses, mostly from the Washington, D.C. metro area. If they win, the prize is $1 million. Part of the prize would go to CAMMO to help continue programs. This project has given a voice to American military spouses through music, according to the CAMMO website. Their first recording, The Promise, was written to give a voice to the military spouse and family. The remainder of the money would be split up among the singers, Wood said, add-

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Owings resident Crystal Wood is one of 37 military spouses aiming for the top spot in Americas Got Talent, currently airing on NBC every Tuesdays and Wednesday at 9 p.m. Wood is part of the American Military Spouses Choir, a current America's Got Talent semifinalist The American Military Spouses Choir competing on America's Got Talent consists of 37 spouses of active-duty military personnel. Woods husband is in the Army. According to the choirs Facebook page, singers for Americas Got Talent were chosen based on talent alone, not by branch affiliation. Wood is a trained musician on the oboe and violin. She didnt think she was a good enough singer to be part of the group, but decided it wouldnt hurt to try out. So

ing many of them have committed to donate their portion to CAMMO. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/AmericanMilitarySpousesChoir

or www.cammomusic.org. Americas Got Talent will air next on Aug. 27. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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Luau for Hospice a Tremendous Success


By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The first ever Luau for Hospice was a tremendous success, according to Executive Director Brenda Laughhunn. Stoneys co-owner Jeanne Cousineaux-Stone chose to start a fundraiser for Calvert Hospice In light of Medicare cuts impacting the organization. In the past, she and husband Phil Stone volunteered with the Cancer Gala at the Rod and Reel. Mary and Gerald Donovan helped her with organizing the event, giving her a valuable resource. The Donovans donated the first $5,000 to the Luau for Hospice, Cousineaux-Stone said. During and after the event, Laughhunn received comments from attendees wondering when he next one would be. The positive feedback makes Laughhunn sure they will be able to hold it again next year. The goal is to make Luau for Hospice an annual event, she said. sarahmiller@countytimes.net
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Chesapeake Beach Welcomes Heroes


By Sarah Miller Staff Writer This year marked the seventh that wounded veterans from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center were welcomed into Chesapeake Beach for a relaxing day away from the hospital. The first year, Operation Hope on the Chesapeake partnered with the Rod and Reel to get the soldiers and their families out on a fishing boat. Interestingly, 2007 was not the first year the Rod and Reel was involved in a similar venture. In 1946, the Rod and Reel took World War II veterans out on charter boats for a day of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. Busses with the veterans and their families were escorted from the county line along Route 260 to the Rod N Reel Marina. Calvert citizens were encouraged to bring flags, banners and signs to welcome the troops as they come through the county on Aug. 17, starting at 7:30 a.m. Attendees were stationed all along the route to cheer, waving flags and cheering as the soldiers and their escorts drove past. For more information about Operation Hope on the Chesapeake, including ways to get involved next year, call Mary Mathis at 410-610-2710 or email marymathis502@comcast.net sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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Wounded soldiers came to Chesapeake Beach for a day of fishing and relaxation.

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CDS, Concealed Deadly Weapon Case #13-48097: On August 13 at 7:32 a.m. DFC M. Velasquez responded to the Chesapeake Hills Golf Course on H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby for the report of an intoxicated person. An Dudley employed stated there was an intoxicated white male, later identified as Joseph Reynolds Dudley, 54 of Lusby, sleeping on the grass on the 11th hole of the course. The employee had awakened Dudley and asked if he was okay and told him he had to leave. Dudley replied that he was okay and went back to sleep. Velasquez made contact with Dudley and determined he was heavily intoxicated. An ambulance was called, paramedics checked Dudley and advised his vital signs were good but he was intoxicated. Dudley was in possession of a weapon and was subsequently arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, carrying a dangerous concealed weapon; a .22 caliber Cobra, possession of a schedule II drug; Dilaudid, two counts of possession of a schedule IV drug; Zolpidem, and transporting a handgun on his person. Attempted Burglary Case #13-48154: A homeowner in the 12400 block of El Segunda Lane in Lusby advised Cpl. M. Naecker that it appeared someone attempted to pry open her front door on August 13 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. One hundred dollars in damage was done but apparently no entry was made inside the home. The investigation continues.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sheriffs Blotter

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

During the week of August 12 through August 18 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriffs Office responded to 1459 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 http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety/law/sheriff/ and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward. Disorderly Conduct Case #13-48291: On August 14 at 7:15 a.m. Cpl. A. Moschetto responded to Our Lady Star of the Sea Cemetery for the report of a vehicle riding around in the cemetery, tearing up the grass. Cpl. Moschetto observed the vehicle which drove in and parked in the church parking lot. A white female exited from the drivers seat. She appeared to stagger as she closed the vehicle door. Moschetto made contact with her and detected a strong odor of alcohol. She became belligerent and disorderly and was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. She resisted arrest and was charged with that offense as well. She was identified as Theresa Colette Hebert, 54 of Sliatcook, Oklahoma. Hebert was also found to be driving on a suspended license. Theft Case #13-48416: A victim advised DFC P. Aurich that he put outgoing mail in his mailbox at the end of his driveway on Tara Drive in Dunkirk on August 14 during the daytime hours for the mailman to pick up. A neighbor advised the victim that she found his mail in her trashcan. One piece of mail containing a check was not recovered. The investigation is continuing. CDS Violation Case #13-48432: On August 14 at 8:30 p.m. a citizen called police and reported a possible drunk driver who had been following her on Md. Rt. 2 through the light at Md. Rt. 260. She stated that the vehicle followed her too closely and crossed the shoulder and Johnson yellow lines numerous times, causing on-coming traffic to swerve to avoid a collision. She stated the vehicle parked outside the Owings Subway Restaurant and the driver went inside. DFC R. Kreps made contact with the driver, identified as Michael Nicholas Johnson, 27 of Sunderland, who appeared intoxicated. Johnson was charged with driving under the influence, possession of a schedule I drug; Scooby Snax, a synthetic marijuana, and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a multicolored smoking device. CDS Violation Case #13-48482: On August 15 at 12:50 a.m. Cpl. G. Shrawder conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling at 89 mph in a 55 mph Posey posted zone on Md. Rt. 4 at Saw Mill Road in Lusby. He made contact with the driver, identified as Terrance Perez Posey, 32 of Washington, D.C., who had slurred speech and droopy eyelids. Posey was found to be in possession of suspected drugs. He was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule I drug; K2/Spice/ Bizarro, a synthetic marijuana and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; cigars. Attempted Burglary Case #13-48674: Unknown suspect(s) attempted to gain entry into a shed behind a home in the 7700 block of Pine Boulevard in Lusby on August 15 at around 11:15 p.m. The homeowner heard a banging noise and called out and saw three people run away. No entry was made and nothing was taken. The homeowner also advised that the center console was open in one of his vehicles but nothing was taken. CDS Violation Case #13-48675: On August 15 at 11:27 p.m. DFC A. Mohler conducted a traffic stop on Dares Beach Road on a vehicle for crossing over the double yellow line on Dares Wharf Road in Prince Frederick. Owens The driver, Aaron Joseph Bynum, 18 of Prince Frederick, was cited for possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a bag used to store a schedule I drug: K2/Spice, a synthetic marijuana. The passenger in the vehicle, Anthony Marc Owens, 24, also of Prince Frederick, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a plastic bag used to store a schedule I drug; K2/Spice, a synthetic marijuana, and possession of a schedule II drug: Oxycodone, in sufficient quantity to indicate and intention to distribute. Burglary Case #13-49024: Someone pried open a door to gain entry into St. Nicholas Lutheran Church on Plum Point Road in Huntingtown although it does not appear that anything was taken. The burglary occurred sometime between August 11 and 16. Dep. P. Mosely is investigating. Theft from Vehicle Case #13-49078: Someone stole a gray Garmin GPS and a CD holder containing about 100 various CDs from an unlocked vehicle in the 600 block of San Gabriel Road in Lusby. Dep. G. Gott is investigating the theft which occurred sometime between August 16 and 17.

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Possession of Adderall: On August 13 at 4:09 p.m., Trooper Lewis stopped a vehicle on Rt. 260, east of Rt. 4 in Dunkirk for traffic violations. Trooper Lewis observed 3 prescription pill bottles in plain view upon approaching the vehicle. Kevin R. Harrod, 22 of Owings, was found to be possession of Adderall for which he did not have a prescription. Harrod was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Theft from Mailbox: August 13 at 4:33 p.m., Trooper First Class Sorenson responded to the 800 block of Dalrymple Rd. in Sunderland for a reported theft from a mailbox. Mail was stolen from the victims mailbox. Investigation remains open. Theft: On August 13 at 8:22 p.m., Trooper Barlow responded to Rt. 4 and Dowell Rd. in Solomons for a reported theft of registration plate. The victims registration plate was stolen from the vehicle while it was parked on the side of the road for sale. The registration plate is Maryland 8AH5808. Investigation continues. Theft: On August 14 at 5:37 p.m., Trooper Palumbo responded to Ottawa Drive in Lusby for a reported theft of a heat pump. Investigation revealed that Erik Odell, 47 of Lusby, cut the connection to the residence and stole the heat pump. Odell was located in the area and arrested. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Possession of Drugs: On August 15 at 2:35 p.m., Trooper First Class Esnes stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 2 at Sunderland Drive in Sunderland. A search revealed that the driver was in possession of Marijuana, prescription medication, and drug paraphernalia. Amy Kersnick, 39 of Owings, was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Assault: On August 16 at 9:06 a.m., Trooper First Class Casarella responded to the Calvert Medical Arts Building on Hospital Drive in Prince Frederick for a reported assault. Investigation revealed the Kimberly Brown, 43 of Great Mills, assaulted a male while in a waiting room at the facility. She was charged with second degree assault. Possession of Marijuana: On August 16 at 3:45 p.m., Trooper Lewis stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 2 at Aspen Woods Drive in Sunderland. A search revealed that the driver and passenger were in possession of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Sarah VanWie, 18 of Dunkirk, and Brendan Schilling, 18 of Chesapeake Beach, were both arrested and charged. Possession of Cocaine: On August 19 at 12:49 a.m., Trooper First Class Esnes stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 4 at Parran Road in St. Leonard. The driver was arrested for DUI and a search revealed that she was in possession of Cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Christina Hastings, 46 of Cambridge, was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

Runaway Found Through Attempted Robbery


On August 15 at approximately 3:25 p.m. the Calvert Control Center received a 911 call from Breezy Point Marina located at 5230 Breezy Point Road in Chesapeake Beach in reference to a reported robbery. The store manager advised that a white male with reddish brown hair, freckles, wearing a jacket, black baseball style hat and sunglasses, attempted to rob her by demanding money with a hand in his pocket. The suspect was unsuccessful in his attempt and then fled the area on foot. Units from the Calvert County Sheriffs Office and Maryland State Police responded to the scene and set up a perimeter around the area. A K-9 track was begun during which time the search yielded a red pocket knife belonging to the suspect. Detectives from the Calvert Investigative Team responded to the location and developed a seventeenyear-old male from Dunkirk as the suspect responsible for the attempted robbery. The juvenile had been reported to the Calvert County Sheriffs Office as a runaway on August 14. He was located and charged with attempted robbery and runaway on a youth report on August 16 was referred to Cheltenham Youth Facility. Anyone with additional information regarding the above incident is requested to contact Det. Nick DeFelice of the Calvert Investigative Team at 410-535-1600 x 2669.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Scrubbing up with Nurses Paradise


By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer As a nurse, Denise Woods was becoming tired of having to travel to purchase scrubs for work and decided that it would be more convenient for her and others in the same position as her to have a local shop that could keep up with the demands. The idea formed in February and after getting the necessary clearance and materials, Woods opened up for business on Aug. 3. While Woods mostly caters to Calvert County, she does travel around for different shows where her products are showcased and can be purchased on site. Most of her shows are held at Genesis of La Plata. Despite being a very new business, Woods claims that business is steadily picking up. My customers teach me more about the business than I would have expected them to, Woods said. She is now in the process of gaining inventory for her business including stethoscopes and blood pressure cuffs. We carry a wide range of products to suit a variety of budgets and tastes, the Nurses Paradise website said. So far, Nurses Paradise carries Shirts, pants,

socks, pens and bling badges ranging in price from $10 to $13.50 depending on the size. Woods products are purchased wholesale from different vendors such as Libby and Cherokee for the purpose of providing a quality product. Custom orders through Nurses Paradise are available upon request as well. Nurses Paradise is located at 10 Creston Lane, Suite 5 in Solomons. They are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 443-445408 or visit their website at www. nursesparadise.org kimberlyalston@countytimes.net
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Planetarium Gets Second Life

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By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer As the new school year begins, students will be spending more and more time behind books and their computers studying and possibly struggling to keep up with their assignments. For those who do not have a tutor on hand to help their children succeed, the local library may be able to help. The Southern Maryland Regional Library Association (SMRLA), for the past 50 years, has been paying for and providing services that the library uses and has available for library card holders. SMRLA was created and is funded by the state of Maryland to cover the costs of certain programs that local libraries may not be able to afford on their own. One such program the libraries offer is called HelpNow, a vendor service parented by the company Brainfuse. The program has been available since 2009 according to Marketing Coordinator Vicky Falcon, and has been steadily growing ever sense. HelpNow, SMRLA felt was the best tutoring service that southern Maryland could be equipped with because all of the tutors are not only trained and certified by Brainfuse, but have also been subjected to a background check, are all in the United States, have been college educated with at least a four year degree and are either previous or current teachers. HelpNow is going on its fifth year as a service tool by the library. It was implemented in 2009 after SMRLA noticed a high demand for additional help and support for students. Although libraries are available for help when it is needed, librarians were not prepared to handle the influx of questions from confused children. While is it not used as much during the summer as during the school year, in the month of July, according to SMRLA databases, the HelpNow server received about 3000 hits in its program, mostly in

Sigmund Gorski and Alan Hayes talk to the Board of Education

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The planetarium at Calvert High School may see some dramatic changes before the start of the 2014-2015 school year. The building currently houses offices and classrooms to fill the gap for parts of the high school still under construction. Sigmund Gorski and Alan Hayes with Volanz Aerospace, Inc., came before the Board of Education at their Aug. 15 meeting to request use of the space for a museum dedicated to space travel, featuring static and interactive displays. Volanz Aerospace, Inc. is a 501 c 3 non-profit Maryland corporation formed in 1998 to provide space science and space-related high technology educational and research programs for researchers, educators, and students of all ages, according to the website. Visitors to the museum would get the chance to touch and hold items that were designed for space travel, such as helmets and gloves. Gorski and Hayes brought a digital camera made in the 1980s, one of the first, which cost more than $2,000. It holds a maximum of 20 pictures, Hayes said, adding it is still fully functional but finding batteries is a challenge. He said items like the camera, which are interesting themselves and can tell a story, are common in programs Volanz Aerospace offers. The museum would tie in closely with STEM programs, Hayes said, adding the projection system in the planetarium itself would have to be upgraded, being older than systems in the classrooms. Board member Dawn Balinski called the idea "very exciting," especially with its STEM implications. Hayes and Gorski will be holding fundraisers, including one near Thanksgiving, to make the project happen. For more information about Volanz Aerospace, visit www.spaceflightamerica.org. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

the subjects geometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus and grades 10 to 12 English. The average session in a HelpNow tutoring chatroom is about two hours Falcon said. It doesnt give answers, [the program] helps work through problems she said. There are no dumb questions. HelpNow is available in both English and Spanish and covers a variety of subject including math, science, social studies, English, reading and writing essentials, resume writing and foreign languages. It also gives practice test help for students taking standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT. Falcon said that SMRLA feels comfortable with promoting HelpNow for grades three through 12 although most any age group can be benefited by the program, including adults. To access HelpNow, the user must have a library card. By entering the card number into HelpNow, the user has gained access to all the help available through the program. There is no limit on the amount of time that can be spent on the program, it is available daily, and free, from 2 to 11 p.m. The public library also runs the program Collection of Southern Marylands Online Services (COSMOS) that is available online for nearly every subject. To access COSMOS, visit cosmos.somd.lib. md.us/ to access the HelpNow services, visit main.somd.md.brainfuse.com/authenticate.asp. For more information, call or visit a local public library office. kimberlyalston@countytimes.net

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Calvert County Public Schools Head Start Program is launching a new program for three-yearolds that will feature a home visiting component as well as community play groups. Four-year-olds will be introduced to a school environment as well as the center-based program that Head Start is known for. The grant that makes Head Start a possibility was held by the Southern Maryland Tri County Action Committee. When it went up to re-compete, Calvert, Charles and St. Marys counties each applied and received a portion of the funds, according to Calvert Head Start Coordinator Theresa Booker. Head Start will be located at Sunderland Elementary, Barstow Elementary and Patuxent Elementary in the southern region of the county. Three-year-old program participants will receive 90-minute weekly home visits with a Head Start Home Visitor who will provide curriculum, books and supplies. Parents will then spend time on a daily basis helping their child to develop school readiness skills. Group socialization will be provided in each community. Providing materials helps parents become their childs first teacher,

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Booker said. Programs like Head Start ensure all children start on a level playing ground when they begin kindergarten, Booker said. Participation in the three-year-old program will guarantee enrollment for qualifying families in the four-year-old program. Four-year-old program participants will be offered half-day Head Start, and half-day Pre-K instruction for a full day of services Monday through Friday. Families will be offered before and after care through Calvert County Public Schools. Additionally, children will receive round trip transportation from home to school, and free breakfast, lunch and snacks. To qualify, children must be born between September 2, 2008 to September 1, 2009 and meet the Head Start income requirements. For more information about Head Start, or to register, call 410-535-1013. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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Jseline (Jsi) Pretto Simmons, 9 and brother, Jrmie,7, collected nearly one thousand new backtoschool items for needy children in Haiti. The items collected by the pair consisted of 500 (spiral and composition) notebooks, 200 pocket folders, and 250 pencils. The school supplies were in part donated by Office Depot in Prince Frederick, Staples in California, Maryland and Kmart in Prince Frederick. The school supplies collected by Jsi and Jrmie are scheduled to be shipped this week to Lebrun, Haiti for when school starts in Sep- Jsi and Jrmie with back-to-school items collected (August 2013) tember in Haiti. Last summer, Jseline traveled to Lebrun, Haiti for a youth empowerment mission trip. There, Jsi and Jrmie, then 8 and 6, assisted with various youth empowerment projects which included: English literacy, music development, character education, video production, sports development and construction of a community earth oven. Shortly after their return from Haiti the pair established "Liv Sa," a childrens literacy empowerment project. It is an English literacy book collection project that donates new Jsi reading to children in Lebrun, Haiti (June 2012) and gently used childrens books to help establish com300,000 more and left over 1.5 million people homemunity-based libraries in underprivileged villages less Jsi and Jrmie have been on a crusade to throughout Haiti. During 2012, Jsi and Jrmie help Haiti. It was then that the 4 and 6- years-old parwere first to donate several hundred books to a newly ticipated in a skate-a-thon to help Haiti at Bowie Ice established library in the village of Lebrun, Haiti. Arena just weeks after the devastating earthquake. Since the catastrophic earthquake in 2010 In January 2011, to mark the one-year anniversary of in Haiti that killed over 300,000 people, injured the earthquake, Jsi did a skating solo tribute/fundraiser at the University of Delaware to raise money to help feed orphaned children, rebuild schools, homes, and buildings damaged by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. In 2012, Jsi and Jrmie were joined by fellow supporters to "Skate for Something Great" to help fund a youth empowerment trip to Haiti. Their 2013 event again include a skating tribute by Jsi which as always is dedicated to her late Haitian-born grandparents Jseline and Marc Pretto. Jsi and Jrmie have such big hearts for such small children, said mother, Nance Pretto Simmons. I am always so inspired by their ever-growing kindness and compassion for others. It lets me know there is still hope! The two also expanded their fundraising efforts for Haiti when they chose to give to charity rather than getting gifts for birthdays last October. The pair are planning to do a similar birthday fundraiser for Haiti again this year. For more information visit iskating.org or conJsi and Jrmie playing music with children in Lebrun, tact email mainance@msn.com.
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Making Learning Accessible for All


By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The 2013-2014 school year is bringing a number of changes to the county, including a new Director of Special Education - Christina Harris. With 10 years of experience in special education, including teaching and administrative positions, she is looking forward to facing challenges and building on successes with the Department of Special Education. The school system employs 153.5 special education teachers stationed in schools and eight special education teachers at the Hunting Creek Annex to target infants and toddlers and the Child Find program As of October 2012, 9.4 percent of the Calvert County School student population had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) of some form, classifying them as special education. This percent was the same as in October 2011 and lower than October 2010s 10 percent. Of the 9.4 percent of students with an IEP, 27.9 percent have speech language challenges, 24.19 percent have specific learning disabilities and 16.10 percent have other health impairments, according to October 2012 data provided by Harris. According to documents, 12.6 percent of students with IEPs are identified on the autism scale, 4.39 percent have intellectual disabilities and 3.92 percent have emotional disturbances. Students are evaluated for services required, with evaluators identifying the least restrictive environment in which the student can succeed on the Calvert schools Continuum of Services. Services range from consultations and academic support to regional programs or transportation to the Calvert Country School or non-public schools offering highly specialized support, Harris said. The state requires students be placed in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), meaning if students needs can be met by offering modifications in general education classrooms without pulling students out, that is what the school system must do. The county and the state, not at the expense of parents, meet any student needs, from equipment to tuition to a non-public school, meet any Harris said. All IEPs must be Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) compliant, Harris said. Regional Programs include special and co-taught pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, functional skills, integrated academics, the behavior development program, the intensive structural learning environment program and the structured leaning environment program. The special education departments goal is for all students to achieve educational success. We ensure that each student in need of special education services receives a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the general education setting/least restrictive environment to the maximum extent possible with the goal of graduation from high school college or career ready for the 21st century, according to documents provided by Harris. Teachers and other professionals identify students who may have special needs early. The case is reviewed by an IEP review board, which works with the students parents, and the student, to create a plan. IEPs are reviewed on an annual basis, Harris said. She advocates for inclusion of special education students in general education when possible, with coteachers or small group sessions to target specific needs. General and special education students alike benefit from a co-teacher scenario, Harris said, with test scores improving across the board. An issue that can come up for students not in general education classrooms is a tendency to focus on identified deficit areas, which can lead to gaps or deficits in other area not receiving he same focus. Special education teachers are often required to work with students of widely varying ages in several subjects, Harris said. Involvement in general education will become increasingly crucial with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards during the 2013-2014 school year and the implementation of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers test, which will eventually replace the current standardized testing system. The new curriculum will be more rigorous, and that will require creative thinking to make sure special education students dont fall behind. For example, they may need someone to read to them or have electronic readers to make texts accessible to them. Above all, they must be exposed to the same materials as every student, Harris said. Technology is constantly evolving and improving, and can become an increasingly vital tool for all students and teachers, she said. Harris has identified four major challenge areas for special education in the 2013-2014 school year - student achievement, LRE, the Common Core State Standards and OSEP compliance. To advance in challenge areas, she suggests focused program monitoring for continuous improvement, technical assistance for school-based administrators and IEP teams, increased opportunities for inclusion and critical review of teacher staffing. She recommends encouraging relationship building and training for special education and general education

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teachers alike, including intervention training and implementation and diversity training. Students 14 years old or older who are entering secondary school need to meet with an IEP team to transition into secondary and post secondary education, Harris said. She hopes to improve the transition in future years. Along with the challenges, Harris identified successes to come out of the 2013-2013 school year that can be built upon, including having inclusive special prekindergarten classes and an infant and toddlers program and continued collaboration between special education and general education. For more information, visit www.calvertnet.k12. md.us. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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Every summer the Maryland Association of Counties, or MACO, hosts a summer conference in Ocean City, which combines a trade show with a variety of classes, seminars, and break-out sessions to educate your local County leaders and staff on what is new and changing, which direction future thinking is headed, what areas require more research, and a lot of productive networking among the attendees and state Cabinet Secretaries. The Conference usually ends with a speech by the Governor, which provides some strong inferences about the direction in which he will lead the state forward, and which is usually picked up by the news media and widely commented upon. I thought that you might find the kinds of classes that those from Calvert County attended of interest. First was Understanding Marylands New Campaign Finance Landscape. Legislation that passed during the 2013 legislative session makes broad changes to campaign finance laws. Some of the changes affect the upcoming election with more reporting required along with stiffer penalties for late reports. Some go into ef-

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Francis Placide Buehler, Jr., 67


Francis Placide Buehler, Jr., 67, of St. Leonard, Md., died at home on August 12. He was born in Prince Frederick, Md., to the late Francis, Sr. and Bertie Wood Buehler. He was a life-long resident of Calvert County. He was educated in the county school system and pursued several careers including welding and selling real estate. His hobbies included exploring local history, collecting antique oyster cans and buying and selling old cars. Francis is survived by his brothers, Patrick Buehler and his wife Beverly of St. Leonard and William Buehler, also of St. Leonard and one sister, Theresa Barret and her husband Allen of Calabash, N.C. Three other sisters predeceased him, Lorraine Wood, Anna Rose Hill and Cissy Huntzberry. A memorial service was held on August 15, 2013 at Christ Church in Port Republic. Rev. John E. Howanstine, Jr. officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, PO Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

er interests included gardening, especially since she had a green thumb, and visiting the Green Dragon, a mega flea market located in Pennsylvania. She also enjoyed her trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City, but her family cruise to Key West was a trip that lasted forever. A memorial service will be held on August 25, 2013. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Zwahlens memory may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 www.leefuneralhomes.com

Lourdes Cortes, 77
Lourdes Cortes, 77, of Waldorf, Md., died at her home on August 17. She was born in Manila on December 31, 1935 to the late Pascieal Cortes and Emilia Manaloc. She is survived by her son Roderick A. Villarin and his wife Rhoda, daughter Irwin V. Escorpeso and her husband Donny, brother Alfonso Cortes and his wife Lotie, 3 grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous other family members. She worked for the government in the Philippines as a Divisional Chief at the National Tobacco Administration. She enjoyed dancing, singing, watching TV and cooking. She Immigrated to the United States in 2000 and was naturalized in 2001. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 8 a.m. until Mass time at 10 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, La Plata, Md. Interment will be private. Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.

Flora Marie Zwahlen, 69


Flora Marie Zwahlen, age 69 of Lusby, Maryland passed away peacefully at her home with her husband and family by her side. She is the beloved wife, of 43 years, of Eugene Zwahlen and sister of Eva DeSarno, Robert N. Gray, his wife Susan and Ronald E. Gray. She was the daughter of the late Nathan and Flora Gray. She is also survived by her aunt, Mary Ann Jillson, many nieces, nephews cousins other family and friends. Mrs. Zwahlen lived in Lusby over 11 years and retired in 2012 from the Calvert County School System as a child care provider, a job she dearly loved. Her hobbies included crocheting quilts, many of which she enjoyed giving to her friends. She loved dogs, and had rescued many over the years. In her younger days she and her husband enjoyed bowling and taught 10 pin skills to many in Harford County. Her oth-

she was a wonderful mother and adoring and loving grandmother. She loved her church, especially her time spent with the ladies of the craft group. She enjoyed gardening, reading, playing bridge, volunteering and early morning walks with Maralyn Ashcraft. She rarely missed any of her grandchildrens games or shows! She also thoroughly loved her visits to Rehoboth beach with family and friends! Marilouise was predeceased by her husband, Bob, son Robbie and daughter Pamela. She is survived by her children Ronald Tucker (Frances), Patricia Willen (Craig), Gregory Tucker (Gina), Geoffrey Tucker, and Kerry Tucker, 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, her niece, nephews and friends. Viewing was on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Raymond Funeral Service, P.A. Celebration of Life Service on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11AM at Good Samaritan Presbyterian Church, 13025 Good Samaritan Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602. Private Interment at a later date at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, Md. Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Hospice House of St. Marys, 44724 Hospice Lane, Callaway, MD 20620 or to Good Samaritan Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service, La Plata, Md.

Dawn D. Tucker, 62
Dawn was so very special and touched the hearts and lives of so many people throughout her life. Born in Baltimore, her family moved to Annapolis when she was a child. Dawn married Tom Conner from Catonsville on October 16th 1976 and moved to Calvert County in 1977. A diverse woman with many interests, Dawn loved the outdoors, fly-fishing, hiking, ATV riding, kayaking and especially her farm and West Virginia family. Dawn was just as comfortable however, dressing up and going to the best venues in town. As a Speech/Language Pathologist and Reading Specialist, her passion for helping others extended to private practice, Head Start and the public schools in both Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties. Her husband, Tom Conner; son, Evan Conner and his wife, Ruth; granddaughter Maia Conner along with her brothers, Drew and Tim Tucker will remember her always as a very special person. Dawn will be missed by everyone who had the good fortune to have known her. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 24, at 11 a.m., in Grace Brethren Church of Calvert County. Donations can be made in her honor to either Grace Brethren Church of Calvert County, New Church Plant Fund, 2870 Old Solomons Island Road, Owings, MD 20736 or to Calvert Hospice: P.O. box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.

Raymond David Dielhl, 33


Raymond Ray or RayRay David Diehl, 33, of California, Md., formerly from Waldorf, Md., passed away on August 14, in Baltimore, Md. Born on February 16, 1980 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Raymond A. Diehl of Edelon, Fla., and the late Donna White. Ray is survived by his loving wife Sarah Sunni Diehl, whom he married on September 19, 2009 in Lexington Park, Md. Raymond is survived by his children; Matthew (7), Kaylyn (6), Caleb (4), Logan (1) Diehl, of California, Md., brother Robert Diehl (Vicky) of California, Md., and Grandmother Evelyn Diehl of Mechanicsville, Md. Ray graduated from Thomas Stone High School and Southern Maryland Christian Academy in 1996, and graduated from Towson State University in 1999, with a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications. He moved from Waldorf to St. Marys County in 2005 and worked as an Electronics technician. Ray was a musician in the band Lennex; he loved fishing, swimming, and anything near the water. He was good dad and spent lots of time with the kids. The family received friends on Monday, August 19, from 1 to 2 p.m., in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, Md. A Funeral Service will follow in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel with Father David Wells officiating. Interment will be private. Arrangements provided by MattingleyGardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, Md.

Earl Carlyle Froman, 80


Earl Carlyle Froman, 80, of Lusby died in Prince Frederick on August 14. He was born in Washington, D.C. on April 6, 1933 to the late Earl C. and Theresa Chaconas Froman. He lived in Calvert County for the past 37 years. He had been employed as an electrician and had worked for Burgess Electric. His hobbies included bowling, playing cards and visiting Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Earl is survived by his wife of 37 years, Juanita; sons Earl Froman, Jr. and his wife Victoria of Oahu, HI and Thomas Sears and his wife Lorraine of Lexington Park, Md.; daughters, Lisa Farrell and her husband John of Buford, S.C. and Deborah Thompson of Pomfret, Md.; brothers, Charles Sadler and his wife Joy of Huntingtown, Md., and Leo Sadler of Lake Worth, Fla.; sisters, Beverly Purl of Palm Bay, Fla., Virginia Chatila of Lebanon and Theresa Hunnicutt of Kauai, Hawaii; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. His son, Richard Allen Froman predeceased him. The family received visitors on Tuesday, August 20, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at Raymond-Wood Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at noon. Rev. Paul Arcand will officiate. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 255 N Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at alz.org. Arrangements provided by RaymondWood Funeral Home

Marilouise D. Tucker, 89
Marilouise D. Tucker, 89, of La Plata, Maryland passed peacefully August 15, at Hospice House of St. Marys, surrounded by family. Born June 8, 1924, in Kansas City, Missouri, she was the daughter of Ivan Nelson Davis and Mary Hakes Davis, sister of Peggy and Raymond. After a whirlwind romance, she married Robert V. Tucker on February 6, 1944, sharing a journey of more than 67 years together. Besides being a top designer for Coles Ethan Allan for over 25 years,

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Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center


By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer Since 1990, the Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center has been saving wild animals in the tri county area. Along with other local supporters, the rescue center has been able to remove unwanted wild animals from homes, save injured and baby animals from death and release them safely back where they belong. Since the opening of the Rescue Center, director Ron Wexler and his volunteer staff have saved over 30,000 animals. There are between six and nine vets that volunteer at the Rescue Center that are available in addition to the 20 or so volunteers that come to the center. Wexler has been participating in animal rescues since he was seven and has accumulated about 137different certificates and awards for his services and training since that time. The rescue center being the biggest facility in the state of Maryland have helped other facilities get started in what is referred to as the branch out effect. They refer different facilities to classes to get certifications and experience in areas such as capture and restraint, as well as medicine and anesthetic administration and other procedures. Being licensed by the state DNR, the rescue center is not licensed to handle cases dealing with domesticated animals, making them different from organizations such as the Calvert Animal Welfare League. Currently, the Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center is home to about 45 animals, but new animals are being added daily. We have appointments for three animals today, Wexler said on Monday morning. The rescue center houses hawks, seagulls, osprey, turtles, rabbits, squirrels, eagles, possums, raccoons and any other animal that is in need of assistance. People will call to have animals removed or bring them into the Rescue Center itself. Veterinarians, as well as the police and local 911 assistants will refer calls pertaining to wildlife to the Rescue Center, as they have the necessary equipment and procedures to handle those emergencies. Currently, funding for the Rescue Center is lacking. About one in 20 people will donate $20 or so to help out, Wexler said. Most of the money provided for the facility comes out of pocket from the volunteers there. It costs anywhere between $65 to $100 per animal to cover all of the treatment such as stitches and medications such as antibiotics and anesthesia that they need. Donations are always welcome at the Rescue Center as they are a non-profit charitable organization. Volunteers, as well, are always needed at the Rescue Center. There are several certifications that need to be obtained in order to volunteer, however; there are classes that are held and taught by the Rescue Center that help volunteers earn those certifications. Normally, it is required that volunteers work at least one morning a week from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Training is on site, learning is by experience. Admission to the Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center is open every day of the week, usually from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is located at 12199 Bonanza Trail, in Lusby. For more information on the Rescue Center, visit www.orphanedwildlife-rescue-center.com, email info@orphaned-wildliferescue-center.com, or call 410-326-0937. kimberlyalston@countytimes.net

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Maritime Performance Series Presents John Cronin & Mac Walter


Proceeds to support the Bernie Fowler Archive
On Friday, August 23 John Cronin and Mac Walter return to the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) for their fourth consecutive concert as part of the summer Maritime Performance Series. Doors open at 6 p.m. with light food provided by Lotus Kitchen and wine and beer available for sale. Feel free to picnic at our tables overlooking Back Creek before the concert. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door; cash or check only. No advance ticket sales. Cronin and Walter have been performing together for over 35 years developing their unique fingerstyle on the guitar. Both men are talented in their own right, but when they play together, the synergy and gorgeous harmonies they produce always leave audiences on their feet and wanting more. Johns boisterous folksy enthusiasm is infectious and a perfect foil for Macs golden tones. They have released two CDs together Cousins and Second Cousins both of which have been widely successful. All proceeds from this concert will go to support the Bernie Fowler Archive project at CMM. Former Senator Fowler has dedicated more than 50 years of his life in public service to the people of Maryland. Starting as a member of the Calvert County School Board, he went on to serve as a Calvert County Commissioner, a Maryland state senator, and finally as the voice for the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay. Throughout it all, Bernie has been a constant and vigilante force working for the betterment of this region. CMM is proud to be working with him to help preserve and share his remarkable legacy.

SENIOR LIVING

Senior Citizen News


View Americana! Join a trip to 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. Protect Our Seniors Learn about elder abuse and Protecting Our Seniors, Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. 12 noon. Guest speakers will discuss 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. Calvert County Fair King and Queen Vote for the King and Queen of the 2013 Calvert County Fair. Ballot boxes will be in each senior center throughout the month of August. This event is sponsored by the Calvert County Fair Board. All selections, recognition, and prizes are decided and issued by the Fair Board. Focus Groups for 2013 Meet with Program Manager Keri Lipperini to discuss the programs and trips you would like to see in 2014. Meetings will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Southern Pines Senior Center, Thursday, September 3; Calvert Pines Senior Center, Friday, September 13; North Beach Senior Center, Tuesday, September 17. Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) Appointments for the Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) are now being scheduled at each of the senior centers. MEAP assists eligible individuals and families with a one-time-per-year grant to help pay heating and electric bills. You must be income-eligible to apply. Be prepared to provide necessary documentation like: proof of all monthly income, a social security card, a photo identification card, a current heating bill, electric bill, and lease (if renting). 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) Test your croquet skills against fellow players at the first annual Croquet Tournament, Thursday, August 29, 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required. North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) Celebrate the North Beach Senior Centers Over the Rainbow 10th Anniversary and Open House, Thursday, September 5, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy the entertainment followed by lunch. Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) Cool off with Afternoon at the Movies, Wednesday, August 28, 1 p.m. The featured movie will be Ma and Pa Kettle. EATING TOGETHER MENU Lunches are served to seniors aged 60-plus and their spouses through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act. Suggested donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call: Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606 or 301855-1170, North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Monday, August 26: Salad w/Chicken Strips, Pickled Beets, Pickle, Breadsticks, Oatmeal Cookie Tuesday, August 27: Sloppy Joes, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Zucchini, Fresh Fruit Wednesday, August 28: Hot Dog, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Fresh Fruit, Brownie Thursday, August 29: Egg Salad Croissant, Waldorf Salad, Green Pepper Slices w/Dip, Cantaloupe Friday, August 30: BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich, Tossed Salad, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Fruit

To Avoid Scams, Know How Much You Owe


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has been alerted to a fraud scam in which customers are asked to provide credit card or bank account information in order to avoid having their electric service disconnected. SMECO warns customer-members not to provide personal financial or electric account information to unauthorized callers. Tom Dennison, government and public affairs director, explained that SMECO has a set routine for collecting payments from customers. Bills are issued monthly. Overdue amounts are identified on a customers bill. If payments are late, SMECO sends a pink termination notice. We also have an automated calling system to notify customers if their payment is overdue. If customers receive a phone call and they are unsure about whether or not it is legitimate, they should hang up and call SMECO directly. Our contact center is open 24 hours a day, every day. The phone number is 1-888-440-3311. According to Dennison, customers have recently contacted SMECO to notify the co-op that they have received fraudulent calls from people threatening to disconnect their electric service.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

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2014 Christmas in April Applications Now Being Accepted

Community
lenges. Then, working in concert with a private physician, we develop and implement a comprehensive and holistic care plan to relieve physical suffering and promote optimal life experiences emotionally, relationally, and spiritually during their last weeks and months. CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in community-based care. CHAP is the oldest national, community-based accrediting body with more than 5,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide. Through deeming authority granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP has the regulatory authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice, and home medical equipment services, to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality equipment services, to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards. CHAPs purpose is to define and advance the highest standards of community-based care. For more information about CHAP accreditation process, please visit the CHAP Website at www. chapinc.org. For additional information on CHAP, please contact Michael Grogan, Senior Vice President of Business Development at 202-862-3413 ext. 76, or mgrogan@chapinc.org For additional information about Calvert Hospice call 410-435-0892.

Calvert Hospice Awarded CHAP Accreditation


Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc., (CHAP) announced today that Calvert Hospice has been awarded CHAP accreditation under the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence. This is the first year CHAP accreditation has been awarded to Calvert Hospice. CHAP accreditation demonstrates that Calvert Hospice meets the industrys highest nationally recognized standards. Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources and longterm viability. We are very pleased that Calvert Hospice chose CHAP accreditation, said Michael S. Grogan, Senior Vice President of Business Development. Voluntarily selecting to achieve CHAP accreditation and meeting our high standards of excellence demonstrates Calvert Hospices commitment to quality. CHAP is delighted to work with their entire team through the ongoing process of quality improvement. Calvert Hospice provides a variety of hospice services to patients and their families in Calvert County and surrounding areas. Calvert Hospice provides care and comfort services to residents of Calvert County living with a life limiting illness. These palliative services require a team of professionals that includes nurses, social workers, bereavement counselors, clergy, hospice aids and volunteers who visit people in their homes. Each person and their support system are assessed for their unique set of needs, hopes and chal-

Christmas in April*Calvert County volunteers Bill Whetzel and Gene McNerney are building a ramp for a homeowner on Christmas in April Day 2013.

Christmas in April*Calvert County, Inc., an Affiliate of Rebuilding of Together and an United Way Community Partner, repairs and improves houses, assuring that low-income homeowners live in warmth, safety, and independence. Over 625 volunteers donated their time in 2013 to meet this goal for thirty homeowners. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2014 year, with a deadline of September 30, 2013. The work on the approved homes will be done the last Saturday in April. Applicants must live in Calvert County, all homeowners must reside in the home, and the homeowner must consent to having his/her home referred to the program. Applications are available at the churches, senior centers, and libraries and are also available at www.christmasinaprilcalvertcounty.org and may be submitted online. Call 410-535-9044 for more information or to request an application by mail.

From my Backyard to our Bay


A Calvert County Residents Guide to Improving Our Environment and Drinking Water

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Restoring The Chesapeake Bay


From My Backyard to Our Bay is a small but powerful booklet that was first developed by the Baltimore Soil Conservation District. From there, several counties republished a version tailored to their county resources. Calvert Countys booklet was developed by the Citizens Green Team. FREE COPIES can be obtained at Annmarie Gardens, at local libraries, or downloaded at calvertgreenexpo.org. If the 17.5 million residents who live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed area read this booklet, and took to heart its suggestions and best practices, the Chesapeake Bay would see a dramatic increase in health.

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the precipitation soaks into the soil and eventually returns to rivers and oceans. A person can survive on one gallon of clean water a day for drinking and cooking. The average American household uses 80 to 150 gallons of water per person, per day. It is important to remember that water is a natural resource. What contaminants run into our water and how we use that water each day affects the quality and availability of water for the future.

How Long Does All this take?


Water infiltrates the soil by moving through the surface. Percolation is the movement of water through the soil itself. Finally, as the water percolates into the deeper layers of the soil, it reaches ground water, which is water below the surface. Ground water moves very slowly, and a particle of water may take any where from days or months to years or even hundreds of years to move to the ocean, where it starts the process all over again. This is a main reason why ground water supplies are impossible to artificially replenish after being depleted. You cant turn on a hose, and fill the ground up again. Wells go dry because the pump used to bring up ground water no longer reaches the water table. A deeper well must be dug. Effluent streams, that is streams that intersect the water table, stop flowing. Ground water may take hundreds of years to replenish in particularly dry areas.
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How Do Pollutants Get Into the Water?

Water is one of the most important natural resources on earth. Seventy-five percent of the earths surface is covered by water. Most of the water, however, is seawater. Seawater becomes usable, safe for drinking, and free of harmful salt and minerals through the hydrologic cycle. The hydrologic cycle begins with the sun. Energy from the sun converts water from the oceans, rivers, and land into water vapor. Air masses move the water vapor over land, where it condenses and becomes precipitation. Rain, sleet, snow, and hail are all forms of precipitation. Some precipitation evaporates while falling toward the earth. Some evaporates when it is intercepted by plants, buildings, and cars. Most of

Bodies of water are polluted through two general sources: point sources and non-point sources. A point source is a concentrated discharge, like the outflow from a pipe at an industrial operation or a sewage treatment plant. A non-point source is stormwater runoff from nonspecific sources such as parking lots, lawns, farms, and roads. Over the last 30 years, many advances have been made in technology to reduce and control point source pollution. Point sources are easier to monitor because they come from identifiable sources. Polluted runoff from non-point sources, however, can result from stormwater flowing over large areas. In these cases, it is substantially more difficult to locate the sources and control the runoff and pollutants.

This is the third in a series of articles that Mary Ann Scott (maryann.scott58@yahoo.com) has adapted from From My Backyard to Our Bay in the hopes of increasing awareness of this powerful booklet that could do so much to help the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Be sure to look for the next article in next weeks Calvert Gazette!

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Strumming Along with Ruddy Duck


By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer Ruddy Duck is showcasing local talent in Calvert County with its weekly Acoustic Nights. What started out as Open Mic Nights has transformed into a softer, more structured event, giving artist more time to share their talent with the community. Ruddy Duck Co-Owner Carlos Yanez organized the Acoustic Nights as a way to bring more people out to support local talent on a weekly basis. Acoustic Nights have the same basic principle as the previous Open Mic Nights, but auditions are set up beforehand and performers call beforehand to get a show date. There is also only one performer per night instead of many. Artists Dylan Galvin and Justin Myles are making monthly performances at the Grill as well. Galvin has been playing at the Ruddy Duck for about two years. After graduating from Berkley College for music, he asked around looking for anyone who was interested in local music talent to get him started. Galvin preforms his original music at Ruddy Duck. Influenced by John Meyer and James Taylor, Galvin said that his music can tend to have a folk type of sound but can also lean towards a punk rock style. He performs at the acoustic nights every third Tuesday of the month. Myles, although a dancer by trade, performs in Acoustic Nights. He describes himself as Dave Matthews meets John Meyer meets Maroon 5. Although he has written and performed his own music for the past 10 years, Myles still considers himself an amateur in terms of experience. Preforming in the acoustic nights, Myles said, has more of a relaxed and intimate atmosphere than other nights at Ruddy Duck, with more of an acoustic artist spotlight as opposed to band entertainment. Myles performs at the acoustic nights every fourth Tuesday of the month. The Ruddy Duck acoustic nights are approaching their one year mark this coming September, and have featured several local artists sharing their love of music. Acoustic Nights are held every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. To sign up for a performance night at the Ruddy Duck call 410-394-3825 and ask for Carlos. The Ruddy Duck is located at 13200 Dowell Rd, in Dowell. For more information, visit www.ruddyduckbrewery.com kimblerlyalston@countytimes.net

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Sunday, August 25
Sealed with A Kiss Bridal Expo Hilton Garden Inn, Solomons, 1:30 p.m. Attend Southern Marylands Premier Bridal Expo for a chance to experience: A strolling Bridal Fashion Show Live Music Excellent Food and Cake Samples & Demonstrations from Florist, Photographers, Event planner and more! Plus, there are amazing giveaway and a FANTASTIC grand-prize First 100 brides receive our deluxe bridal bags! Register at www.IdoWeddingConnection.com Admission is FREE!

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Latin Rhythms Caf des Artistes(41655 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown) 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Friday, August 23
Furlough Fridays Sotterley Plantation (44300 LnHollywood) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sotterley

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Bar Bingo Buckets Sports Bar (12010 Rousby Hall Rd., Lusby) 7 to 9 p.m. R&R Train Toots Bar (Hollywood)- 8:30 p.m. Jackie Gheen - Bartender Buckets Sports Bar (12010 Rousby Hall Rd., Lusby) 7 to 10 p.m

FANTASTIC OPEN HOUSE


11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH, 2013 22350 White Oak Rd. Leonardtown, MD 20650

Monday, August 26
Karaoke with Lori Wyatt Toots Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd, Hollywood) 9 p.m. Bucket Special and Patuxent Athletics Fundraiser Buckets Sports Bar (12010 Rousby Hall Rd., Lusby) 5 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, August 24
Downtown Tunes: GeeZer Leonardtown Restaurants (Leonardtown square)- 6 to 9 p.m. Summer Song Saturdays, Featuring Diane Daly and Benjie Porecki Port of Leonardtown Winery (23190 Newtowne Neck Rd., Leonardtown) 5 to 8 p.m. R&R Train Wounded Warrior Benefit 15 Strings Morris Point Restaurant(38869 Morris Point Road Abell) 5 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday August 27
Open Mic Night, Fat Tire Tuesday and Bucket Special Buckets Sports Bar (12010 Rousby Hall Rd., Lusby) 7 to 11 p.m.

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Wednesday, August 28
Wheel of Fortune Drinks Buckets Sports Bar (12010 Rousby Hall Rd., Lusby) 5 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, August 29
Dave Norris DB McMillians (23415 Three Notch Rd, California) 6 p.m.

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The Calvert Gazette is always looking for more local talent to feature! To submit art or band information for our entertainment section, e-mail info@somdpublishing.net. Please submit calendar listings by 12 p.m. on the Monday prior to our Thursday publication.

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Out&About
August All Month Long
p.m. 2nd Annual Maryland State Field Hockey Festival Team registrations are now being accepted for the scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 16 and 17 in the Eldersburg area of Carroll County. The Festival is open to all travel level school, recreation and club teams; and is hosted by the Majestx FHC. Competition is available in the Girls U11, U13, U15, 17, U19 and Coed 21 & Older age levels. All teams are guaranteed four (50 minute) games, with additional play-off and championship being scheduled where applicable. The first and second place teams in all age levels will receive team and individual awards. The registration deadline is Friday, November 4th. For additional information contact either Gayle at taysmon34@ hotmail.com or Mike at usamateursports@ aol.com. Registration forms are available at usamateursports.com/fh_summer Auditions for CSMs Fall Productions. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata 6 p.m. CSM is holding auditions for fall productions of Farndale Avenue Murder Mystery, What I Want to Say but Never Will, The Clumsy Custard Horror Show and Working. Performances will take place between Sept. 19 and Nov. 16 at CSM campuses in La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick. Performers ages 10 and up should prepare a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song, bring the sheet music for the accompanist and dress to move. No a cappella will be accepted. For information, contact CSM Associate Professor and Coordinator for the Theatre/ Dance Keith Hight at HHight@csmd.edu or 301-934-7827. Painterly Polk Dots, 10am-4pm daily through August 25, 2013 Stop by Annmarie Garden and make your mark on the ever-growing public art project, Painterly Polka Dots. Inspired by the colorfully painted satellite dishes installed on an apartment building in Germany, these circular canvases will decorate the fence along the soon-to-be Childrens Discovery Garden. Each dot contains a design inspired by Chesapeake plants and animals. Garden visitors are encouraged to paint or color segments of the designs. Visitors may contribute to this project daily through Aug. 25. Free with admission.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Community Events
lights 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 residents and visitors. Volunteer Brown Bag Lunch Annmarie Garden, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Are you an Annmarie volunteer? Interested in becoming a volunteer? Grab your lunch and come to Annmaries beautiful Arts Building for an informal lunchtime gathering! When the weather is nice, we will sit out on the patio! The topic of conversation will vary from month to month, but you can always be assured that you will hear something interesting, meet someone new, and enjoy a yummy homemade dessert! Reservations not required. Questions? Contact Fran Hammersla, Volunteer Coordinator, volunteers@ annmariegarden.org. beachresortspa.com /live-music.htm Enjoy an evening of live music at the waterfront Boardwalk Cafe. Open House American Legion, Chesapeake Beach, 11 a.m. to 12 noon The Calvert County Young Marines are holding an Open House for any potential recruits and their parents. All who are interested in joining the program are encouraged to attend this open house. The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building, leadership, and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines is the focal point for the U.S. Marine Corps Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts. The mission of the Young Marines is to positively impact Americas future byproviding quality youth development programs for boys and girls that nurtures and develops its members into responsible citizens who enjoy and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. For more information please visit www.calvertcountyyoungmarines.com/ or send an e-mail to calvertcountyym@gmail.com or call Unit Commander Rob Willis at 240-577-1489. Sail for Youth Fundraiser Regatta SMSA, 14490 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons We are now entering the absolute best time of year to sail. If you havent been out all summer because youre waiting for cooler air, warm water, sunshine & wind....its here...it will last the next two months. Dont miss it. There is no better time to get out.... one day, open to any sailor, help raise funds and more importantly awareness for the junior sailing programs

866-312-5596 www.chesapeakebeachresortspa.com /live-music.htm Enjoy an evening of live music at the waterfront Boardwalk Cafe. Morning Mingle Hosted by Lord Calvert Bowling Center 2275 Solomons Island Road Huntingtown, 8:30 a.m. $5/Members $10/ Non-Members. Please mark your calendars and join us at Lord Calvert Bowling Center for a delicious breakfast buffet and hear about upcoming events and great opportunities full of fun for your business and family! New members to the Chamber will also be on hand to provide information about their businesses. Connectors Meeting Lighthouse Market & Signs, 9128 Bay Avenue, North Beach, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Our next meeting is being held at Lighthouse Market and Signs in North Beach! Our fellow connector, Marlene Bradshaw is looking forward to hosting our morning event at her lovely gift store and very excited to have you attend! Be sure to bring ample business cards and be prepared to make a connection! Please RSVP when you have a moment and we look forward to seeing you there! Happy Connecting Everyone! 301-855-0707

Saturday, August 24
Garden Smarter: Grow It, Eat It, Preserve It Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn to identify safe food preservation practices, how canning preserves food, and how to process high and low acid foods using a water bath or pressure canner. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 Walk Along the Chesapeake Bay American Chestnut Land Trust, 10 a.m. to noon The Walk Along the Bay event offers a rare opportunity to observe the confluence of pristine Parkers Creek and the Chesapeake Bay at Warriors Rest. The Warriors Rest Sanctuary is a state-owned property managed by the trust and public access is limited in order to protect the land and wildlife. While on the walk, you will learn about the Chesapeake Bays ecology and restoration. The walk will be led by Smithsonian Marine Biologist Denise Breitburg and Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Scientist Guy Tomassoni. This walk is one of the many perks of becoming a member of the ACLT, including guided hikes and canoe trips as well as volunteer opportunities. Annual memberships, starting just $35 a year, help preserve land, provide public access to natural areas and protect and manage the most undeveloped watershed on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information,email info@acltweb.org or call Tricia at 410-414-3400. Jennifer Cooper & Carl Reichelt (GrooveSpan Duo) + special guest, Simon Yeh, at Back Creek Bistro 14415 Dowell Rd, Solomons, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jennifer and Carl, plus special guest saxophonist, Simon Yeh, provide jazz favorites and more while you sip wine, savor fine cuisine, and enjoy the beautiful waterfront sunset at Calvert Marina near Solomons Island, MD. www.backcreekbistro.com 410-326-9900 Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, 7 to 9:45 p.m. 866-312-5596 www.chesapeake-

Friday, August 23
On Pins & Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 Maritime Performance Series Presents Mac Walter & John Cronin Calvert Marine Museum, 6 p.m. Returning to the Calvert Marine Museum for their fourth performance, cousins John Cronin and Mac Walter bring a combined acoustic fingerstyle virtuosity that is amazing to hear. Light food will be provided by Lotus Kitchen and beer and wine will be available for sale in the lobby. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., concert starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission fee is $10 at the door, cash or check only. No advance sales. Jennifer Cooper, Carl Reichelt (GrooveSpan Duo) at DiGiovannis Restaurant 14556 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Original owners, Gerri and Cef, are ready to meet, greet and serve you the most authentic Italian cuisine in the region, prepared by Venice native Annamaria DeGennaro. Enjoy an evening of fine dining amid a moonlit, waterfront view, and soothing live jazz provided by the GrooveSpan Duo. 410394-6400 www.digiovannisrestaurant.com Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, 7 to 9:45 p.m. 866-312-5596 www.chesapeakebeachresortspa.com /live-music.htm Enjoy an evening of live music at the waterfront Boardwalk Cafe. 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. 301-855-6681 www.northbeachmd. org This weekly market offers seasonal de-

Sunday, August 25
Republican Women of Southern Calvert Jake and Als Chophouse, Lusby, 6:30 p.m. Contact Cynthia Steuart at cmsteuart@ yahoo.com Painterly Polk Dots Annmarie Garden, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by Annmarie Garden and make your mark on the ever-growing public art project, Painterly Polka Dots. Inspired by the colorfully painted satellite dishes installed on an apartment building in Germany, these circular canvases will decorate the fence along the soon-to-be Childrens Discovery Garden. Each dot contains a design inspired by Chesapeake plants and animals. Garden visitors are encouraged to paint or color segments of the designs. Visitors may contribute to this project daily through August 25th. FREE with admission. Jennifer Cooper, Carl Reichelt (GrooveSpan Duo) at Perigeaux Vineyards & Winery 8650 Mackall Rd, St. Leonard, 2 to 5 p.m. Enjoy a beautiful day relaxing amid the vines while you sip delicious local wine and listen to live music by the GrooveSpan Duo. See you soon! www.perigeaux.com 410-586-2710 Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, 7 to 9:45 p.m. 866-312-5596 www.chesapeakebeachresortspa.com /live-music.htm Enjoy an evening of live music at the waterfront Boardwalk Cafe.

Thursday, August 22
Sea Squirts: Shark Secrets Calvert Marine Museum, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Come learn more about these amazing predators. Free drop-in program for 18-month-olds and their caregivers. Tour of the Maryland Archeological Conservation Laboratory Jefferson Patterson Park Museum, 10515 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) is a place full of secrets waiting to be unearthed. Whether you come to hike our miles of trails, explore our Visitor Center full of interactive exhibits, or to enjoy one of our educational programs or events, you will leave with a greater appreciation for the land and the people who once lived here. JPPM is also the home of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab), which houses over 8 million artifacts. Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, 7 to 9:45

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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 bbmangel36@gmail.com. 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

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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. somdrecycling.com We are looking for a full time cashier/ receptionist to begin immediately! Seeking a very responsible, outgoing, self-motivated team player with great customer service skills! Experience is plus! We offer excellent benefits including health care, competitive salary (with experience), paid holidays/vacations and a fun work environment! If you are interested, please contact Turk at #301449-5900 or email your resume to turk@ clintoncycles.com.

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Housekeeping Position Available. ust have transportation. Employee will occasionally be required to work on a ladder. Ability to follow directions is also a must. Call 301-290-5731, leave message with your contact information. Southern Maryland CPA firm seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant/ Receptionist to answer phones, greet clients, type financial reports, assemble tax returns, order office supplies. Hours are 40 per week from January to April, 25 hours per week the rest of the year. Candidate must be detail-oriented and organized, have experience working in a professional office, have ability to multitask, and have experience with MS Word and Excel. jwamsley@mwscpa.com

Real Estate Rentals


Rambler for Rent in Mechanicsville: Freshly painted clean home, country kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors. Non smoking home, no pets, no section 8 please. Please call Janette at (301) 884-3853. Rent: $1,250.

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