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After 26 years in law enforcement,
Maryland State Police Lt. Randy Stephens will
soon be moving into another job… just weeks
after retiring as commander of the Maryland
State Police Prince Frederick Barracks. But he
won’t be going far. The story on page 5…
Stephens Moves To Schools Stephens Moves To Schools
Starting this issue, the Chesapeake Current is
pleased to bring you another new, local and
exclusive column every issue called “Garden Dirt”
by Ray Greenstreet of Greenstreet Gardens in
Lothian. This time, Ray tells us what you should be
doing now to prepare your lawn and garden for
fall. See page 21…
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Most of us probably watched the highlights
on TV, but a group of Calvert County residents
boarded a bus and went to Washington DC for
the 50th Anniversary of the historic Civil Rights
March on Washington. Read all about this
memorable experience in this issue of the
Chesapeake Current on page 15…
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Museum To Get Major Facelift
By a vote of 4 to 1, the Calvert
County Board of Commissioners
(BOCC) has agreed to spend $1.632
million for an interior renovation of the
Calvert Marine Museum Exhibition
Building in Solomons.
e project was approved despite
opposition from Commissioner Evan
Slaughenhoupt (R), who said, “I’m not
going to be able to support this motion. It
has nothing to do with support for
Marine Museum. My family has been
there, so it’s not a no, but not now.
Currently, in a depressed economy, with
no changes in sight from Washington or
Annapolis to think economy will improve
anytime soon, spending taxpayers dollars
on this gives me heartburn right now.”
“Obviously, I see we are getting into
election politics already,” Commissioner
Gerald “Jerry” Clark commented. He
noted that $750,000 dollars was raised
through private donations so it is a joint
county – public project. He added, “is
project been in the works for many years.
ree-quarters of a million raised – not to
leverage is not a good move.”
Commissioner Susan Shaw
commented, “is is not an easy vote. A
lot of the votes we take are not easy votes.
ey’re very, very dicult votes. Each of
us, I’m sure, wrestles with our conscience,
our priorities, what we stand for and what
we campaigned on. I absolutely agree
with Commissioner Slaughenhoupt that
we are in a depressed economy. But one of
the bright spots has been tourism. It’s one
of our major industries. If we didn’t have
tourism in Calvert County, we’d lose a
considerable number of jobs… and I
support economic development eorts
that feed jobs.” She added, “e Marine
Museum is a primary driver of tourism in
the southern part of the county – the
entire county, as a matter of fact… In very
tight times when you abandon some of
the industries that support the economy –
in my opinion, you can be shooting
yourself in the foot.”
BOCC President Pat Nutter
concurred, “is is a long-term project
that will in the end sustain itself and help
the county. A great deal of our value is
e vote was 4-1 with
Slaughenhoupt casting the dissenting
vote. e apparent low bidder for the
renovations to the Solomons museum was
submitted by Desbuild Inc. of
Meet Mermaid Alexis
Fishermen are pulling Bull Sharks
out of the Potomac River. But in the
Chesapeake Bay, we have a mermaid!
Mermaid Alexis, whose real name is
Alexis Campbell, actually lives in Upper
Marlboro but has been coming to
Lighthouse Marketplace in North Beach
for the past couple of weeks during the
Friday Night Farmers’ Market.
“Ever since I was four years old, every
time I close my eyes, I see mermaids,” she
told us, adding. “I guess my parents let me
watch “e Little Mermaid” too many
By day, she’s a full-time nanny. She’s
also nishing a degree in Gerontology.
But in her spare time, she dons a realistic
silicone n (which her husband gave her
on their honeymoon) and she loves to
delight little kids dressed as a mermaid.
She also has her own a 400-gallon
tank that can be brought to events. “I love
to splash around in the water and scare
kids,” she adds. “I swear I’m not weird.
But this is by far the coolest job!”
Mermaid Alexis is available for
birthday parties, fundraising events, and
photo opportunities. She can be reached
on her shell phone at (240) 678-8085 or
on Facebook at “Mermaid Alexis.”
4 ursday, September 5, 2013 Chesapeake Current
Police Blotter
Calvert County Sheri’s
Department Reports:
CDS Violations
On August 27 at 9:11 p.m. Dep. G. Gott
responded to the shopping center at Town
Square Drive in Lusby for the report of
suspicious activity. A citizen had reported
what looked like drug activity at the
laundromat. Dep. Gott observed the
suspect vehicle at the Shell Gas Station on
H.G. Trueman Road. Gott made contact
with the passenger who matched the
description given. He asked the suspect to
get out of the car and step to the rear of the
vehicle at which time the suspect took o
running. Gott was able to overcome the
suspect, who actively resisted, and subdue
him. He was identied as Douglas Terrell
Hayes, 24, of Lusby. e driver of the
vehicle was contacted and searched but no
illegal drugs or paraphernalia were found.
Hayes sustained a small laceration to his
head and leg while resisting arrest and was
transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital
where he received treatment and was
released. Hayes was then arrested and
charged with resisting arrest, obstruction
and hindering a police ocer, possession of
a schedule II drug: Oxycodone, and
possession of a schedule III drug: Suboxone.
DFC P. Wood assisted DFC M. Robshaw
with a trac stop on MD Rt. 4 and Sherry
Lane in Prince Frederick on August 28 at
2:37 p.m. Robshaw had stopped the vehicle
after he observed the driver back into a
mailbox and fail to stop. e driver was
found to be in possession of suspected drugs
and was arrested. Gary Wayne Wommack,
29, of Lusby, was arrested and charged with
possession of a schedule I drug: Heroin,
possession with intent to use drug
paraphernalia; plastic baggies, and
possession of drug paraphernalia; a
hypodermic syringe. Wommack was found
to be in possession of contraband when
searched at the detention center and was also
charged with possession of contraband;
Heroin at the Calvert County Detention
DFC R. Wilson conducted a trac stop on
a vehicle on MD Rt. 4 at Lyons Creek Road
in Dunkirk on August 30 at 5:16 p.m. He
arrested the driver and two passengers for
drug violations. Michael Sean Marshall, 27,
William Joseph Marshall, 29, and Trista
Leigh Arndt, 29, all of Lusby, were each
charged with possession of a schedule I drug:
On August 21 at 8:03 p.m. Dep. G. Gott
responded to the wooded area at the end of
Austyn Court in St. Leonard for the report
of suspicious activity. Upon arrival Dep.
Gott observed approximately nine people
gathered around and could see suspected
drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain
view. Gott arrested Daiquarius J. Gantt,
18, of Prince Frederick, and charged him
with possession of marijuana in sucient
quantity to indicate an intent to distribute,
possession of marijuana in the amount of
10 grams or more, and possession with
intent to use drug paraphernalia; a metal
grinder. Justen Tyran Ford, 19, of Lusby,
was later served with a criminal summons
charging him with possession of marijuana
in the amount less than 10 grams and
possession of drug paraphernalia; a cigar
Employees of the Dunkirk Walmart called
police on August 24 at about 4:39 p.m. to
report they were observing two men
stealing electronics and other items from
the store. One suspect was stopped as he
was wheeling a cart full of items out the
front entrance of the store and suspect two
was stopped on MD Rt. 4 when he exited
the parking lot. Interviews with store
employees revealed that the same two
suspects stole from the store the previous
day, in the same manner. However,
employees were unable to quickly make
contact with the suspects in order to stop
them. Cpl. J. McCarroll arrested Darrios
Gregory Marcus, 64, and Larry Lee Fitch,
36, both of Upper Marlboro, and charged
each with two counts of theft $1,000 to
under $10,000, two counts of conspiracy
to commit theft, and theft scheme $1,000
to under $10,000.
Unknown suspect(s) stole two air
conditioner coils from a business in the
2000 block of Chaneyville Road in
Owings. DFC R. Cress is investigating.
A black Hewlett Packard laptop computer
and a Wahl beard trimmer in a black case
were stolen from a locked vehicle parked at
Sneade’s Hardware on H.G. Trueman
Road in Lusby on August 24 between
12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. DFC A. Clas is

Destruction of Property
Someone caused $1,150 in damage to a
bus belonging to the Calvert Nursing
Center in Prince Frederick. Sometime
between 3:00 p.m. on August 20 and 8:14
a.m. on August 21, unknown person(s)
ripped out the stereo, engine speed control
system and fuse panel relays and left them
on the scene. Dep. P. Mosely is
Someone damaged two mailboxes and
posts on Loris Drive and Stella Drive in
Huntingtown overnight between August
23 and 24. DFC P. Wood is investigating.
Several mailboxes along Line Ridge Drive
in Huntingtown were damaged when it
appears a vehicle may have collided with
them sometime between 2:00 a.m. and
10:30 a.m. on August 25. DFC S.
Esposito is investigating. Unknown
suspect(s) also damaged two mailboxes on
Douglas Street in St. Leonard on August
19 in the early morning hours. Dep. W.
Beisel is investigating.
Malicious Burning Case
A complainant advised Cpl. S. Parrish that
on September 1 at 4:18 a.m. he returned
home to the trailer park on German
Chapel Road in Prince Frederick and
observed a dumpster on re. e re was
extinguished by a responding re
department. Cpl. Parrish will continue the
Hindering Case
On September 1 at 11:40 p.m. Cpl. S.
Parrish responded to the area of Md. Rt.
231 and Skipjack Road in Prince Frederick
for the report of a shirtless, shoeless man
staggering in the roadway. Parrish made
contact with the man, who was standing in
the turn lane swaying back and forth. He
arrested Karl Morris Kozee II, 41, of St.
Leonard, and charged him with hindering
the free passage in a public place.
State Police Barrack U Reports:
September 2013 is “Hunger Action
Month” in Maryland
Maryland State Police and the State High-
way Administration have teamed up with
the Maryland Food Bank to promote and
assist with a Food Drive Drop O. Every
Maryland State Police Barrack in the state
and various SHA locations are dedicated
food collection sites during the month of
September. In Calvert, donations may be
brought to the Prince Frederick Barrack at
210 Main Street in Prince Frederick. For a
list of specic items that are accepted,
please visit or You may also pick up a
brochure containing this information at
the Prince Frederick Barrack. e Mary-
land Food Bank is a 501©3 non-prot
organization and donations are tax deduct-
CDS Violations
On Sept. 1 at 11:49 p.m., Trooper First
Class Esnes stopped a vehicle for trac
violations on MD Rt. 4 at Calvert Beach
Road in St. Leonard. A search revealed
that the driver, Brandon Barrett, age 20, of
St. Leonard, was in possession of marijuana
and drug paraphernalia. e driver was
arrested and transported to the Prince
Frederick Barrack for processing.
Trooper First Class Costello stopped a
vehicle for trac violations on Rt. 4 at
Calvert Beach Road in St. Leonard on
August 30 at 6:47 p.m. A search of the
vehicle revealed that the driver, Christo-
pher Meushaw, 25, of Lexington Park, was
in possession of Oxycodone without a
prescription. He was arrested and
incarcerated at the Calvert County Deten-
tion Center.
At 11:11 a.m. on August 21, Trooper
Costello stopped a vehicle for trac
violations on Sixes Rd at Adelina Rd. in
Prince Frederick. An odor of marijuana
was emitting from the inside of the vehicle.
A search revealed that the driver was in
possession of marijuana, prescription
medication, and drug paraphernalia.
Robert E. Boyd 2nd, 30, of Prince Freder-
ick, was arrested and incarcerated at the
Calvert County Detention Center.
Trooper First Class Saucerman stopped a
vehicle on August 25 at 11:36 p.m. at Rt. 4
and Market Square in Prince Frederick.
e driver, Terrance P. Posey, 32, of
Washington DC, was arrested for DUI
and a search revealed the he was in posses-
sion of synthetic marijuana. He was
incarcerated at the Calvert County Deten-
tion Center.
Trooper First Class Wiesemann responded
to the 12000 block of Barreda Blvd. in
Lusby, for a reported burglary on August
30. Unknown suspect(s) entered the home
and removed a WII gaming system with
controls and an Xbox console with
controls. Investigation continues.
On August 22 at 4:33 p.m., Trooper
Matthews responded to the 400 block of
Delaware Dr. in Lusby for a reported
burglary. Erik G. Odell, 47, of Lusby,
broke into the victim’s garage and removed
electrical wire and copper piping from the
residence. Charges are pending.
Destruction of Property
Corporal Stern responded to the 4800
block of Wades Way in Port Republic on
August 27 at 6:52 a.m. for a malicious
destruction of property complaint. Frank
W. Harbin, 48, of Port Republic, placed
nails under the victim’s vehicle tires and
scratched the vehicle. Charges are
On August 21 at 11:08 a.m., Trooper First
Class Logsdon responded to the 3800
block of Harrison Lane in Huntingtown
for a reported theft. Unknown suspect(s)
entered the residence and removed
currency and an oak case. Investigation
Trooper First Class Merkelson stopped a
vehicle on August 21 at 4:12 p.m. for a
missing front tag at 7600 Investment Ct.
in Owings. e driver, Richard W. Horn
Jr., 29, of Shady Side, MD, was arrested
for driving on a suspended license. e tag
on the rear of the vehicle had been stolen.
Horn was charged for the theft and was
incarcerated at the Calvert County Deten-
tion Center.
5 Chesapeake Current ursday, September 5, 2013
e State’s Attorney’s Oce for
Anne Arundel County says it’s awaiting a
nal police report before it can comment
on possible charges in connection with an
accident in Davidsonville that claimed the
life of a bicyclist.
It happened on Wed. Aug. 21 at Riva
Road and Beards Point Road at 5:23 p.m.
A 2011 Honda Odessy van driven by
Whitney Anne Decesaris, age 37, of
Huntingtown struck a bicyclist, Patricia
Carolyn Cunningham, age 50, of
Responding ocers learned that the
motor vehicle and the bicyclist made
contact as both were traveling in the
southbound lane of Riva Road. e
motor vehicle operator was uninjured and
remained at the scene after the collision.
e bicyclist was transported to Anne
Arundel Medical Center, where she later
Police Investigate Fatal
Bike Accident
Cunningham worked at the
Annapolis Running Shop and since 2011
had been an assistant track and eld and
cross-country coach at Annapolis High
School. In July of 2013, Trish completed
her rst duathalon and over the years had
won numerous competitive running age
group awards and was often ranked in her
running age group regionally
(MD/VA/DC area).
Police say the cause of the crash
appears to be driver error. Neither alcohol
nor speed appears to be factors in the
e States Attorney’s Oce is
considering whether any charges will be
led. State’s Attorney’s Oce
spokeswoman Kristen Fleckenstein says it
could be six to eight weeks before the nal
police report is completed and at that
point, the state’s attorney’s oce will
make a determination.
Ocers from the Anne Arundel
County Southern District responded to
the 1200 block of Whittington Drive in
Lothian for a reported assault/attempted
robbery on August 22 at approximately
4:40 p.m.
Upon arrival, ocers spoke with the
31-year-old female victim, who reported
that she was walking on Whittington
Drive with her six-year-old daughter
when she was approached from behind. A
young black male asked the female where
her money was. e female was then
punched and knocked to the ground. e
black male suspect then began kicking
and punching the female while she was on
the ground trying to obtain her purse.
Her six-year-old daughter then stepped in
Arrest Made in Assault Case
between to try to stop the assault at which
time the black male suspect struck the
child in the chest. Due to such a
disturbance, citizens came out to
intervene and the suspect ed on foot.
Numerous patrol units assisted by district
detectives, K-9 and an air unit were
dispatched to the scene along with Anne
Arundel County Fire/EMS, which treated
the mother and her daughter for minor
Later, Anne Arundel County Police
charged a Lothian man with two counts
of assault and attempted robbery in
connection. Melvin Dejuan Davis Jr., 38,
of the 5200 block of Sands Road, was
arrested after police interviewed several
On August 29, at approximately 9:30
a.m., the School Resource Ocer
assigned to Southern High School located
in the 4400 block of Solomons Island
Road in Harwood responded to the
school parking lot to assist school sta
with a search of a student’s vehicle. e
search was to ensure there was no alcohol
in the vehicle as a bottle of alcohol was
discovered on school property the day
before. School sta had earlier identied
the student who was in possession of the
During a search of that vehicle, three
unloaded shotguns were located in their
cases along with ammunition for the guns
and a hunting knife. Further investigation
indicated that the student and a friend
were shooting guns on a farm recently
and he did not remove the weapons and
Guns Seized At Local School
ammunition from his vehicle.
ere is no indication that threats of
any kind were made at any point. e
weapons were seized and the 17-year-old
male student was charged on a juvenile
citation with possession of a deadly
weapon on school property.
e Anne Arundel County Police
Department’s School Resource Unit’s
smart phone application entitled
"AACOPD Speak Out" is now
available for download at: is “app”
allows users, especially young people
accustomed to using Smartphone “apps,”
to quickly and anonymously e-mail
School Resource Unit ocers and
supervisors with any questions, concerns
or notifcations about at-risk behavior.
Police Blotter (Con’t)
Changing Of Guard At
State Police
Maryland State Police Lt. Randy
Stephens will soon be moving into
another job… just weeks after retiring
Aug. 1 as commander of the Maryland
State Police Prince Frederick Barracks.
He was honored by the Calvert County
Commissioners at a recent meeting for
dedicating 26 years of his life to law
e Board of Calvert County Commissioners congratulates Maryland State Police Lt. Randy
Stephens on his retirement, along with his family. Stephens has accepted a new post-retirement job with
Calvert County Schools.
enforcement. ere it was announced
that he will begin work as the Safety
Advocate for Calvert High School as of
Sept. 16. Stephens has been a long-time
coach and mentor. Stephens and his wife
Julie live in Huntingtown with their two
teenaged children, Katie and Bradley (all
pictured with the county comissioners).
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7 Chesapeake Current ursday, September 5, 2013
Has Someone Caught “Diamond Jim?”
New Safe Boating Classes Offered
By Bob Munro
very year the state’s Department of
Natural Resources (DNR) conducts a
free shing tournament called the
"Maryland Fishing Challenge Featuring
Diamond Jim."
e featured component of the tourna-
ment focuses on Striped Bass or, of course,
Rocksh as they are called here in Chesapeake
Bay country. Over the course of the summer,
DNR personnel capture and mark more than
500 Rocksh with specially marked chartreuse
tags that look like a piece of spaghetti embed-
ded just under the skin. Each tag carries an
identifying number and a phone number to
call, etc. Only the computer knows the real
identity of "Diamond Jim" among lots of
We know for certain that "Diamond
Jim" eluded capture throughout June and
July, causing the reward for his or her capture
to rise to a cool $25,000 just like last year.
During the 2012 tournament only nine
tagged Rocksh were caught and certied
eligible by tournament's end. ose nine
lucky anglers received equal shares of the
$25,000 grand prize.
e 2013 summer has been simply
awesome for catching Rocksh. By compari-
son, more than 50 "Diamond Jim" tags have
been reported through late August! And I can
report one more "Diamond Jim" candidate
that was caught by David Freidho while
shing aboard the Charter Boat "Worm" on
the morning of August 30. Check out David
holding his Rocksh and note the chartreuse
tag. Is that the real "Diamond Jim?"
David and the other crew members were
live lining Spot to catch Rocksh east of the
main shipping channel straight across the Bay
from Fishing Creek and the Rod 'N' Reel
Dock which is home port for the "Worm."
As of this writing the tournament is over
(midnight September 2) but it will be a few
more days until tournament results are
announced during this year's Maryland
Seafood Festival that begins Sept. 7 at Sandy
Point State Park. We'll keep our ngers
crossed and wish David the best of luck with
his catch.
Live lining continues to produce limit
catches of summer Rocksh mostly east of the
main shipping channel anywhere from Bloody
Point south to the Gooses. e area between
Bloody Point and Poplar Island has been
particularly consistent for live lining. Here's
another happy lady angler with a nice
Rocksh fresh out of the Bay. Speaking of
fresh, have you tried grilled Rocksh this
summer? Take a couple Rocksh llets, some
slices of squash, red peppers, tomatoes, and
onions, then drizzle with a little olive oil and
wrap in foil for 10-12 minutes or until done -
what a treat!
Farther south a few more Spanish Mack-
erel are being caught as well as more Bluesh.
Drone Spoons continue to produce good
catches of these toothy critters. And small or
"puppy" Red Drum are also more common
farther down the Bay.
On Sept. 7, members of the Chesapeake
Beach Oyster Cultivation Society (CBOCS)
will gather at Abner's Marina to empty the
oyster cages that have been nurturing this
year's crop of young oysters. Activities will
include moving the oysters cages across
Fishing Creek from under the Chesapeake
Beach Railway Trail to Abner's Boat Lift,
where the cages will be lifted out of the Creek
and brought ashore. At noon, oyster counting
and inspecting will begin, followed by cage
cleaning and relocation of the young oysters to
the "Old Rock Oyster Sanctuary" a short
distance out into the Bay.
en on September 14 at 9:00 a.m. at
the Fishing Creek Boat Ramps, the CBOCS
volunteers will gather again to load a fresh crop
of baby oysters into the cages and begin the
cycle anew. For more information, visit the
Town's website at
where you'll nd a link to "oyster cultivation."
Have a question about Chesapeake Bay
shing? Send your questions to
"" and
we'll do our best to get you an answer.
e US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
24-09 is planning a new series of boating
safety courses. Register early because seating is
limited by emailing
Courses scheduled are:
- Sept. 9-13 & Sept. 23-27: About
Boating Safely
- Sept. 17 & 19: How to Read a Nautical
- Sept. 24 & 26: GPS for Mariners
- Oct. 1-18: Basic Navigation
- Oct. 15-Nov 26: Boating Skills &
All courses are taught at Seafarers Yacht
Club, 301 Chester Avenue, Annapolis, MD
21403 for a nominal fee.
Whether you are a seasoned boater or a
novice, it pays to bone up on your awareness.
Maybe there was a minor incident you had this
summer that you would rather forget because
it scared you. But keep in mind that 50% of
boating fatalities involve those over age 40,
and 75-80% of those who drown were not
wearing a life jacket.
You do not want to be the next fatality…
or your family and friends. e Coast Guard
urges every boater to consider these classes.
About the Author: Bob Munro of Chesapeake
Beach has been a career research biologist for the
US Fish & Wildlife Service. At one time or
another, he has visited every river entering the
Chesapeake Bay from the Susquehanna Flats to
Hampton Roads. An avid sherman, he's shed
the mid-Chesapeake since the mid-1980s.
Don't catch 'em all,
Bob Munro
8 ursday, September 5, 2013 Chesapeake Current
Have you been buying local this
summer? What do you buy weekly?
What local services do you use? If I did
a survey of South County shoppers,
what do you think the results would
show? Does the local economy provide
you with everything you need or want
to buy?
Buying locally grown fruit and
vegetables and local seafood is easy to
do in the summer and fall in South
County. Local beef and poultry
including eggs are available from
individual farmers, too! Dairy products
produced locally are not common, and
if anyone is selling cheese, I would like
to know about it – especially goat
cheese. Homemade baked goods, jams
and jellies can be found at the Deale
Farmer’s Market, artisan breads at
Honey’s Harvest in Rose Haven, and
Christopher’s Fine Foods in Churchton
has a bakery with cakes, pies, and
What do you like to buy from our
local farmers?
Do you support our local
restaurants when you eat out or do you
head to Edgewater, Annapolis, or
Prince Frederick? Have you tried the
infamous local specialties like John
Whitman’s great Chesapeake Tempura
– a rocksh appetizer or his smoked
bluesh both found at his South
County Café in Deale? e fresh
hand-made sushi at Deale Umai Sushi
By Bea Poulin
South County Views
Now’s e Time
To Buy Local
House is getting great reviews far and
wide. How about the Brick House in
Shady Side where all the locals hang out
and eat Pete Litcheld’s wonderful soft
shell crabs? And, if you have never tried
Pirate’s Cove award winning cream of
crab soup in Galesville, you have not
had cream of crab soup! Of course, if
you are not steaming crabs yourself, you
must be going to Skipper’s Pier on
Rockhold Creek or ursdays Crab
House on West River. My apologies to
those local restaurants I did not
mention, but eating out locally whether
breakfast, lunch, dinner or just stopping
by for a cold one helps our local
economy in many ways. Check out a
restaurant you have not tried yet, and
let me know what you liked.
Did you buy any owers or trees for
your yard this summer? Greenstreet
Gardens grows owering plants, grasses
and more in its own greenhouses, and
the Trent Hill Nursery grows 35 acres
of trees and shrubs. Both are located in
Lothian. ere are a number of other
demonstration and leave with an
exceptional piece of work.
e River Gallery in Galesville has
been well established for over 25 years
and has a new exhibit every month by
local and regional artists. It is owned by
three professional artists who mentor
and encourage artists at all stages of
their development. Perhaps, art is not
something you buy weekly, but being in
touch with the arts whether viewing art
or signing up for an art class adds to the
quality of life.
When you buy local, you help
South County. How you ask?
Buying local puts money into local
businesses that hire local people who in
turn shop locally. Its a domino aect
that keeps moving. Some local jobs are
entry level and the rst place a young
person gains that invaluable experience.
ey learn about a business and what it
takes to keep it going. Sometimes, a
local job is a second job on the weekend
or a job for a retiree who wants to stay
engaged. Sometimes a second job
becomes the new career, and leads to a
spin-o business. By supporting our
local businesses that cover the spectrum
from shing to farming, groceries to
gas, marinas to marine industries,
accounting rms to health care
providers, gifts to oce supplies,
heating and cooling to plumbing and
roong we help keep the doors open
and the South County economic engine
running. ere is so much here, you
really don’t have to go far to get what
you need. And, ultimately, that saves us
all time and money.

About the author: Bea Poulin recently joined the
sta of Customer Relations, Anne Arundel County
Department of Public Works where she works on
many public works issues. She was previously with
the County Executive’s Oce of Community &
Constituent Services for 13 years. Friend her on
Facebook and follow her on Twitter @BeaPoulin1.
nurseries, landscape companies, tree
experts, and sod farms all located in
South County. Buying from a local
landscape or garden center is smart
because they know and grow what
grows best here, and if they can advise
about rain gardens and native plants,
even better.
What about local art? Do you
know a local artist – who makes their
living creating ne art or craft?
e Muddy Creek Artists Guild
represents over 100 South County
artists – sculptors, painters, potters,
jewelers, photographers, printmakers,
and glass and textile artists. Most have
home studios in a community near you.
You may never have a chance to see or
purchase their work unless you catch a
Muddy Creek Art Show. e next show
is Sept 13 through 15 in Greenstreet
Gardens’ greenhouse showroom. You
can meet the artists, talk with them
about their work, observe an art
9 Chesapeake Current ursday, September 5, 2013
By Susan Shaw
Calvert County Commissioner
Have you heard about the Bayside
History Museum? Located at 4025 4th
Street in North Beach, and at, it is going
to surprise you!
I was surprised by the objects that
folks had saved and then donated in our
throw-away society, many large and
heavy. I was surprised by the quality of
the building renovations to what was
previously the North Beach Senior and
Community Center (and the library
and rst re department in previous
iterations.) I was surprised by the
extensive amount of donated labor by
master craftsmen who lovingly and
generously restored objects neglected
for decades. I was surprised by the
superb quality of the new works of art
used to interpret the past, including
intricately created models of buildings
and carousel animals. I was surprised by
the breadth, depth, and professionalism
of the exhibits. I was surprised by the
high quality and variety of art, jewelry,
and other items, including for children,
available in the gift shop. In short, I was
surprised by the extent of the
commitment by the Town of North
Beach, the volunteers, and the Board
members toward making the Bayside
History Museum a place you will want
to visit, spend time exploring, take
visitors, and revisit to see new and
changing exhibits.
Like many other museums in small
towns across the country, it started as a
personal collection of memorabilia and
a vision to anchor the history of the area
from Fairhaven to Plum Point in an
increasingly homogenized society. It
gives us a thorough understanding of
the role the Chesapeake Bay
environment has played in shaping the
cultures of the bayside communities
from Fairhaven to Plum Point, from
prehistoric times to the present.
e original collector and visionary
is Grace Mary Brady. She continues as
the President with a coterie of devoted
volunteers. What she and they have
managed to research, collect, interpret,
and display is intriguing and impressive!
ey welcome your objects, your help,
and your story.
Take your scouts now to see the
exhibit on early scouting and Camp
Roosevelt, the rst permanent Boy
Scout Camp, in the US. Coming this
fall is an exhibit on Captain John
Smith’s General History, based on the
rare original edition held by the Bayside
History Museum, which was published
in 1624, to inform the original colonists
on how they might succeed in the new
e museum is open and handicap
accessible ve days a week, Wednesday
through Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
through October when it goes to
weekend afternoons until May 1.
A variety of hands-on family
activities are scheduled, special badge
programs for Brownies and Tigers on
up are available, and additional hours
for groups by appointment. In addition
to visiting the website, you may call
(301) 855-4028. Gather your group or
your Scouts, go, and let me know if you,
too, are surprised at this gem we have
right here in Calvert County!
Check Out New Local Museum
e calvert County Commissioners visit the Bayside History Museum in North Beach:
Commissioners Susan Shaw, Evan Slaughenhoupt, Jerry Clark; Mayor Mark Frazer;
Commissioners Pat Nutter and Steve Weems; North Beach Councilman Mike Benton.
10 ursday, September 5, 2013 Chesapeake Current
Bringing Life
to Learning
About the Author: Brian “Crow” McDaniel is the owner
of Crow Entertainment, LLC and a resident of North
Beach. He is a Ministry Leader at Chesapeake Church in
Huntingtown, and serves on the Board of Directors for the
Bay Business Group.
Whether you’re talking about a finger-
print, snowflake or the way a child learns, no
two are ever the same.
This week I caught up with Grace
Yannakakis, head of the Tidewater School in
Huntingtown, a place where childhood is
celebrated. At this school, learning is not
only fun, students look forward to it.
Located at 120 Cox Road in Hunting-
town, Tidewater recognizes that children
have individual learning styles. The Tidewa-
ter School is fully certified by the Maryland
State Department of Education as a private,
not-for-profit educational corporation
providing Montessori education for ages 3
through 12. The teachers create a fun
environment for students, but also support
each student’s strengths. This means that the
school isn’t just a cookie cutter. Students
enjoy choices throughout the curriculum,
giving them the ability to structure their own
day, which fosters independence as well as
confidence that lasts a lifetime.
Each teacher gets to know each student
and works that into the learning process.
Students are taught to respect each other’s
physical appearances, abilities and taught to
encourage each other. More importantly,
they are taught to use their strengths while
uncovering other talents and abilities. This is
above and beyond the research-based
curriculum where academic achievement
meets personal growth through hands on
exploration and self-discovery.
Through this unique approach, they’ve
become the only school in Southern Mary-
land offering a completely individualized
and developmentally respectful curriculum.
The end result is a well-educated, indepen-
dent and confident individual.
The school opened in 1986 and eventu-
ally moved to Huntingtown in 1995.
Yannakakis’ career started 18 years ago
in a classroom as a teacher of French and
Latin for high school and middle school
children. As her career progressed, she
started working with younger children and
focusing on elementary education. Her love
for teaching is the foundation of why she
works closely with families by serving them
through the school and making Tidewater a
productive and positive presence in South-
ern Maryland.
Yannakakis often reflects on the inspira-
tion she receives from the children and
teachers that motivates her to work harder.
She recognizes that society has become busy,
with both parents working, and one of the
things the school focuses on is filling that gap
by strengthening each child individually.
“When I see the good work that goes on
here at school and the lifestyle that Tidewa-
ter promotes at work in our families, I feel
proud and hopeful,” Yannakakis, a BBG
member since 2012, tells us. “Tidewater
supports local businesses, which makes the
BBG is perfect for us.”
Grace Yannakakis has a vision for the
school, which was recently renovated to
accommodate its growing need for
classroom space. She would like the school
to continue to impact the community and
perhaps extend beyond the day school
program to offer enriching programs for the
entire community.
One of the ways she is paving the way
for that is by having special guests like best
selling author Marietta McCarty speak at the
North East Community Center in Chesa-
peake Beach in August.
Yannakakis is no stranger to hard work
and especially imagination. This is one
educator who truly practices what she
For more information about Tidewater
School, contact Grace Yannakakis at (410)
257-0533 or email:
Their web site is:
By Brian McDaniel
Grace Yannakakis.
Tidewater Montessori School in
Wednesday, Sept. 18
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
College of
Southern Maryland
115 J.W. Williams Road
Prince Frederick
More information:
Discuss local employment
opportunities with representatives
from several Calvert County-based
companies including:
‡ ADCO Innovations
‡ Angels of Care
‡ Arc of Southern Maryland
‡ Calvert County Government
‡ Calvert Memorial Hospital
‡ Chesapeake Resort & Spa
‡ College of Southern Maryland
‡ The Gott Company
‡ Job Re-Match
‡ Neall’s Wine & Spirits
‡ PNC Bank
‡ Trans American Network
‡ U.S. Marine Corps
‡ Victor Stanley, Inc.
‡ Wendy’s
Sponsored by:
Calvert County Department of Economic Development
Calvert County Chamber of Commerce
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland
11 Chesapeake Current ursday, September 5, 2013
Dickinson Jewelers, with locations in
Dunkirk and Prince Frederick, hosted a
food drive in conjunction with their first
ever jewelry auction! For each food
donation customers brought in, they
received a chance to win one of six prizes
donated by designers who work with the
store. At the end of the three-day sale, the
community had donated 890 pounds of
food. The store also distributed bags
around the county for the community to
fill and drop off at either Dickinson
Dickinson Jewelers Supports
End Hunger
Jewelers location. In addition to the food
drive, Dickinson Jewelers pledged to
donate $5 for each registered bidder and
10% of the auction sales. The store was
able to donate $3,200 to End Hunger in
Calvert County.
Jacqueline Miller, Director of
Awareness at End Hunger, commented,
“Because of [their] relationship with the
Maryland Food Bank, End Hunger in
Calvert County will be able to purchase
roughly $32,000 worth of food with the
money Dickinson Jewelers donated. Here
at End Hunger in Calvert County we
always say #givewhereyoulive – well, this is
what giving where you live looks like! We
are making a real difference for real people
right in our own backyards.”
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura
Neuman has announced the appointment of
Colonel Edward C. Rothstein to the position
of President and CEO of the Anne Arundel
Economic Development Corporation
In this new role, Col. Rothstein will serve
as Anne Arundel County’s top economic
development official responsible for promoting
the County as the premier location to do
business. Col. Rothstein replaces Robert
Hannon, who held the position for six years
and Mary Burkholder, who has served in an
interim capacity.
“I am very grateful to Mary Burkholder
for agreeing to step in temporarily and fill the
role until we found a permanent CEO for this
important position,” said County Executive
Neuman. “Mary is a true economic
development professional, and we are fortunate
to have her wealth of experience at AAEDC. I
will continue to look to Mary for her sound
advice and counsel as she assumes the role of
Col. Rothstein’s Deputy and Executive Vice
“Anne Arundel County has an important
distinction as home to more than 50,000 small
and large businesses and government agencies,
including the National Security Agency and
Fort Meade,” Neuman added. “I am relying on
Col. Rothstein to assist our businesses that do
work with the government and the military.
With a well-earned reputation as a connector, I
am also looking to him to be a strong and
dynamic link between businesses and our
Office of Planning and Zoning and the
Department of Inspections and Permits – often
the greatest challenges to businesses. Col.
Rothstein will be an extraordinary asset to my
“It is an absolute honor and privilege to
take on this new responsibility,” said Col.
Rothstein. “It is my intent to approach this
position with as much enthusiasm as I did with
the Fort Meade community, using what I have
learned by being in uniform over the past 30+
years and through the relationships built in this
region and, specifically, with Anne Arundel
County. I look forward to being a part of a
great County team.”
New Leader Named For AAEDC
For the past two years, Col. Rothstein has
held the position of Fort Meade’s Garrison
Commander in which he supervised the
conclusion of Base Realignment and Closure
(BRAC) that began in 2006.
Prior to his work at Fort Meade, Col.
Rothstein served as Intelligence Operations
Officer in Kabul, Afghanistan. He also worked
as Intelligence Staff Action Officer for the
National Security Agency; Senior Intelligence
Officer for the 7th Infantry Division and 1st
Army at Fort Carson, Colorado; Staff Officer
for the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart,
Germany; and Staff Officer for V Corps in
Heidelberg and Wiesbaden, Germany.
Col. Rothstein earned a bachelor’s degree
in education from Lock Haven State
University, a master’s degree in human
resources from Webster University and a
second master’s degree in national resource
management from the National Defense
University. His professional military education
includes Chemical Officer Basic Course,
Military Intelligence Transition and Advance
Course, Command and General Staff College
and the Industrial College of the Armed
Col. Rothstein's personal awards and
decorations include the Legion of Merit,
Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service
Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, Iraqi
Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign
Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal and
NATO Medal.
Col. Rothstein’s first day on the job will
be November 1.
The Southern Maryland
Agricultural Development Commission
will host a free workshop to launch a
new marketing tool specifically for
livestock producers of meat and poultry
on October 16 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30
p.m. in the SMECO Auditorium,
15035 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville,
Presenter Matt LeRoux of Cornell
Cooperative Extension will discuss and
demonstrate how to use the Livestock
Marketing Channel Assessment Tool
(LMCAT) using two local farms as case
studies. This new software program,
Farmers: Learn About New Tool
researched and developed by Cornell
University, is designed to assist
small-scale livestock producers in their
marketing strategies and
decision-making. LMCAT examines
and ranks each utilized marketing
channel, informing changes to improve
risk, labor needs, sales and profitability.
The tool also aids livestock producers to
determine pricing levels to maximize
potential for profit for the whole carcass.
There is no charge to attend the
workshop. To RSVP contact Jeanne
Herbert at: or call
SMADC staff at: (301) 274-1922, Ex. 1.
Dickinson Jewelers owners, Kathy and
Claude Dickinson, with Reverend Robert P. Hahn
(center) with six shopping carts full of donations
for End Hunger in Calvert County.
Colonel Edward C. Rothstein.
12 ursday, September 5, 2013 Chesapeake Current
On The
A New Dawn For The County Seat?
ore than $460 million leaves Calvert
County every year as residents go
elsewhere to shop for things they can’t
nd here. And, 60% of residents
commute out of Calvert every day for work.
What to do about these troubling facts rang
loud and clear during the Charrette, or series of
community meetings on the future of Prince
Frederick, held in June by outside consulting
rm, e Lawrence Group. About 200 people
attended meetings that week and gave their two
cents worth.
e outcome of this charrette is being
viewed as a way to jump start the process for
updating the Prince Frederick Master Plan, rst
adopted in 1967. e Town Center Concept
was later adopted in 1983. e goals of those
plans included preserving the nature and
character of the county and avoiding strip
commercial development.
In spite of these plans, the county today has
numerous aging strip shopping centers, and
sprawl especially along MD Route 4. Many
existing businesses in these corridprs complain
about inadequate signage and the need for
improved access.
So what can Calvert County do to keep all
this money – and people - and jobs – from
leaving every day and at the same time, boost out
quality of living?
What came out of these meetings on the
future of Prince Frederick, current population
5,400, was a surprise to many, even the Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC).
Craig Lewis, Principal, e Lawrence
Group, told the BOCC, “e competition for
jobs, retail dollars and housing is all around.”
To oset this, he proposed a goal of
growing the population of Prince Frederick to
6,500 and creating 5,000 new high quality jobs
by the year 2049, which would coincide with its
325th anniversary.
He added that this revamped county seat
would need to be supported by more than just
6,500 residents. It would need to oer amenities
that would draw people in from Solomons to
Dunkirk and the Beaches, and from outside of
the county as well.
Lewis added, “is is an exciting
opportunity. Good planning takes time, and the
things we set forward today often take
generations to achieve.”
Lewis cited a recent survey by the National
Association of Realtors showing 54% of eligible
homebuyers want walkable neighborhoods close
to shopping and amenities.
“at’s the number one element – people
want to be close to the things they value
most.”Lewis said other future trends identied in
the survey are that people want:
- 35% Apartments
- 25% Large Lot Housing
- 20% Townhouses
- 20% Small Cottages
To support this in Prince Frederick, he
suggests 440 new townhomes be built along with
360 “mansion” apartments; 1,200 garden and
loft apartments; 220 residences built over retail
storefronts, more than a million square feet of
new oce space; and 825,000 square feet of new
He added that MD Route 2/4 needs to be
more ecient, made attractive with landscaping,
and crossable for walkers, so all new
developments in the Prince Frederick Town
Center should be built in a pedestrian-friendly
manor. is would include more public space,
green spaces and parks, with no person living or
working more than a quarter mile from one of
these. He suggested a network of trails and wide
sidewalks so people no longer have to get in their
cars and drive everywhere.
Lewis broke down the plan into three key
development districts and multiple activity zones.
He said “e Hospital District” could
ourish as a center for medical excellence and
wellness along with becoming a place with
various types of housing for residents aged “55
and better.” He said the life cycle of a hospital
today is 20 to 30 years, so it’s feasible to think of
a new hospital “tower” being built to house a
state-of-the-art medical facility while the old
hospital building could be revamped into assisted
living for the graying population.
Across from the hospital, the charrette
report suggests developing the area surrounding
the Acquatic Center into an athletic complex
with ball elds and other sports-oriented
A “Civic District” would encompass the old
Calvert Middle School property and the Prince
Frederick Armory. Lewis said in the future,
Graphic depiction of a proposed new “Trinity
Circle” area in the “Civic District,” along Main
Street in Prince Frederick.
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perhaps another new school could be built there.
He also suggested extending the new
Chesapeake Blvd. to connect to back side of the
hospital from the old Calvert Middle School
property and the Prince Frederick Armory
Building, which Lewis said should be saved
because it’s an anchor that does add architectural
A third area of focus would be the “Civic
District” encompassing Main Street and
government buildings. Lewis said it would make
sense to connect Armory Road with Church
Street to create a new “Trinity Circle,” which he
said, “would be a nice front door for the church
(Trinity United Methodist Church).”
e plan also envisions a revitalized Main
Street around the Historic Courthouse enlivened
with wider sidewalks and a formal public lawn,
initially called “Wisteria Green” because of
wisteria currently growing there. e tract is
about a half acre. Lewis said that you can do a lot
with a small patch of space and that it “can
support 3,000- 4,000 people for a small festival.”
Strip shopping centers would be
regenerated with high quality tenants and new
mixed-use inll development. For example, he
suggested a new “Fox Run Main Street” roadway
directly in front of the existing Giant, Kmart,
Peebles and other current businesses, with new
retail outlets built closer to Route 4 in the empty
parking areas now stretching to the highway.
“ere are changing standards… such as
aged parking standards. We don’t need as much
asphalt as 10 years ago. Area already paved over is
ready for new development,” Lewis added.
He said among the most valuable things are
people look for today are attractive public
frontages, “e interaction of the building to the
street and how it looks. Trees, expensive
landscaping, and the way a building looks along
the street edge is so important now. So there
should be less of a focus on use or parking, which
were key (planning and zoning) elements
Another area of potential growth is land
adjacent to the Prince Frederick campus of the
College of Southern Maryland (CSM). e
vision is for that is to be a place for both
employment and new housing. To bring the
college campus into the mix, Lewis suggested
increasing the Prince Frederick Town Center by
529 acres from the current 1,689 to 2,218 acres.
Commissioner Susan Shaw commented,
“It’s real dierent, very very dierent. It’s
long-range and a lot of what we’ve heard about
up to now… what’s marketable and protable
right now…. it’s the future of economic
BOCC President Pat Nutter (R) said: “It’s
almost a bit overwhelming to see this in a short
period of time, which is what most people would
like to see. ” But Nutter added, “I like it on
Commissioner Jerry Clark said, “irty to
40 years is a long period of time.” He added, “I
think it’s visionary … and people have to
understand it’s not for tomorrow…. I’m anxious
to see how it shakes down in the public hearings.”
Commissioner Evan Slaughenhoupt
commented, “ere will be naysayers – I’m not
one of them.” He added, “is concept is not
your concept. is is not an outside consultant.
You’re presenting the vision as articulated by
citizens at the charrettes. A lot of people will be
very impatient – want to see it today. I’d like to
see us move quickly… nd out what zoning
changes we can make and then we can do the
Master Plan (update) as one. We have a great
opportunity… and we must have our Economic
Development Organization not being at
loggerheads with business community.”
Antiques,Arts &
13 Chesapeake Current ursday, September 5, 2013
Galesville Crossing Antiques
815 Galesville Road, Galesville, MD 20765 • 410-867-3434
Eclectic is the word! Specializing in antiques, used furniture, home
decor and collectables. A place to find essential and fragrance oils, soaps,
and lotions. A treasure of old and used books, tools, and glasswares.
Jailhouse Antiques
4704 Muddy Creek Road, Galesville, MD 20765 • 410-867-0987
Housed in the historic Galesville jail is Jailhouse Antiques. Behind
the original barred windows you'll discover the most wonderful things to
buy. Each item as unique as the building that holds it. Ask to see the old
jail cells while you're there.
Sassy Chic
5851 Deale Churchton Road, Deale, MD 20751 • 540-327-5774
"Sassy Chic" is a retail boutique offering vintage, antique, and
beachy chic furniture, accessories, jewelry and gifts. Stop in for a little bit
of "Old and New" or "Fun and Funky." For details about the shop and
events, check us out on Facebook!
Vintage Stew
655 Deale Road, Deale, MD, 20751 • 443-607-6601
Offering An Eclectic Mix of Vintage and New Furniture, Lighting
and Art with an Eye for Unique and Unusual Home Decor. Always
Changing and Browser Friendly! Design Professionals Welcome!
Thursday Noon-7 pm • Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm
or by Private Appointment
Parkemoor Consignments
127 Mitchell’s Chance Road, Edgewater, MD 21037 • 410-956-1701
Everything home furnishings in South County! Custom and stock
furniture (featuring Broyhill, Hooker, Pulaski, and Temple,) wall décor,
tabletop décor, lamps and an incredible array of great gift ideas. And now,
consignments!! A “must” stop for your next shopping trip.
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Have you ever had a doctor's
appointment and had to wait in the
treatment room for an hour or more and
not seen the physician?
What do you do about it?
is happened to me this week in
Shady Side. I am sending a complaint to the
Board of Maryland Physicians, which has a
downloadable complaint form on their
is is one of the largest areas of
complaints regarding physicians. And be
sure to call your insurance company because
they may still be billed for services not
As I was walking out after an hour, I
was actually asked if I was going to pay the
co-pay. Are you serious???
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I also sent them a bill for the hour of
my time wasted. ey bill you for no shows,
so I am doing the same as they do.
Please share your experiences with me
as we may be able to x this in the Maryland
General Assembly...
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e Humane Society of Calvert
County (HSCC), a no-kill animal
shelter, is announcing their 11th
Annual Pet Day 5K run/walk on Sat.,
Sept. 14. is is one of the major
fund-raising events for the HSCC,
which places more than 300 animals in
loving homes every year.
e 5K starts on scenic Solomon’s
Island at Our Lady of the Sea Church,
located at 50 Alexander Lane.
Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. e
day’s activities will begin with an
optional warm up Zumba class at 7:30,
and the race itself begins promptly at
8:30 a.m. e cost is $25 for adults (13
and older), $20 for children (ages 6-12),
and free for children 5 and under. If
you register for the event on line there is
a $5.00 discount. Leashed,
well-behaved dogs are welcome to
attend; no retractable leashes please.
Last year’s event brought out more
than 300 friends of the HSCC and more
than 50 dogs. To register on line, please
go to: (search for
HSCC’s Pet Day 5K) or search for more
information, including how to
volunteer, on the HSCC web site at:
We look forward to seeing you and your
pet dog there this year !
Kirstyn Northrop-Cobb
Humane Society of Calvert County
in Sunderland
Pet Day 5K
Dear Editor:
I enjoyed your article on butteries,
but have to take issue with Dr. Reed's
statement: "...the more native plants you
have in your landscape - Joe Pye Weed,
Buttery Bush, and Buddleia, for example
- the more likely you are to attract
Buddleia davidii is a native of China
and is considered invasive in many parts
of the world. Probably he meant Buttery
Weed, asclepias tuberosa.
I hope gardeners will plant the
Buttery Weed, in preference to the
Barclay Walsh
Shady Side
Thanks For Butterfly Update
15 Chesapeake Current ursday, September 5, 2013
Dear Chesapeake Current readers,
"e Great March on Washington"
took place in our nation's capital took
place 50 years ago. On the steps of the
Lincoln Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. delivered the historic, "I Have a
Dream" speech. An estimated quarter of a
million people were in attendance that
day. Blacks and whites joined together to
show solidarity, marching from the
Washington Monument to the Lincoln
Memorial. Many prominent speakers and
musicians of the day spoke and performed
during the event. e "March" greatly
impacted the 1964 Civil Rights Act and
the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
On Saturday, August 24, in
celebration of the 50th anniversary of the
"e Great March", 22 Calvert County
residents boarded a school bus to begin
their journey retracing history.
Joyce Freeland, 66, President of the
Calvert County NAACP and organizer of
the event told me, "I remember it (e
March) was an exciting time. I was a
teenager. Although I was not there, there
we were, all glued to our TV sets watching
it. A lot of people came from dierent
places. A lot of people came together. It
was an exciting time for
African-Americans and it's going to be an
exciting day today, 50 years later."
Participants in the 1963 march
travelled by bus, train, and plane from as
Reflections of a Dream
Dear Chesapeake Current readers,
Now that we were successful in
getting enough signatures on the petition
drive, this is where we are in the process.
e majority of the Chesapeake Beach
Town Council decided not to schedule a
special election, therefore delaying the
referendum vote until 2016. is is an
option aorded to them in the town’s
charter, however it’s unfortunate that they
took this position as I feel they are
discounting over 1000 person’s opinion
on having such a high water/sewer rate.
Instead, at September’s Town Council
meeting, they will be voting on a rate of
$9.18 per 1000 gallons. is rate was
agreed upon at a work session on August
e rate of $9.18 is a much lower
than the $15.56 rate that was successfully
petitioned against. However, it is not the
lowest rate possible and the structure
requires a grant from the general fund
reserves. I view this as unsustainable and
we will be right back where we are now in
the future, with rates at or above $15.56.
e Town of Chesapeake Beach enjoys a
low 36 cent property tax rate. If the
Town Council uses general fund money
year after year for the utility fund, they
will be left with no choice but to raise
e Council’s plan uses current tax
money to pay for State required
improvements at the Waste Water
Treatment Plant, which will be in use by
Town citizens for the next thirty to forty
years. In other words, today’s citizens will
pay all of the costs for the improvements
rather than spreading the costs over
twenty years and letting future users pay a
portion of the costs. A majority of the
Council is refusing to borrow funds for
the project even though State funds are
available at 1.3%. eir plan will drain
the Town’s reserves. Other units of
government and corporations always pay
for improvements that will be used for
twenty or more years through loans or
bonds. Our Council thinks it is better to
use current cash reserves rather than
accepting a very low rate State loan. is
is unfair to current Town citizens.
I believe that if a person disagrees
with the plans of elected ocials, they
have an obligation to do more than
complain. erefore, I have developed a
rate structure plan that deals with the
problems in a fair, sustainable, and
business-like manner. In general, I
propose a rate structure based on xed
and variable factors. Specically, all users
will pay the same for xed cost items and
all will pay the same cost for each gallon of
water used, big and small users alike. My
plan uses no General fund money, but it
does have the Town borrowing the Waste
Water Treatment Plant project money
through a 1.3% State loan. is approach
is fair, sustainable, and doesn’t deplete the
Town’s “Rainy Day” fund.
Today, we enjoy a low tax rate and
the lowest water/sewer rate in Southern
Maryland. is has helped make
Chesapeake Beach a great place to live.
On September 19 at 7:30 p.m., Council
will meet to deal with the water/sewer rate
issues. If you want the lowest rates
possible that are fair and sustainable, you
need to let the Mayor and Council
members know that you believe there are
better alternatives available to solve the
water/sewer rate problem than the one
currently proposed.
Wesley Donovan
Chesapeake Beach
Water/Sewer Rate
Controversy Continues
Some of the Calvert residents who went as a group
on a school bus to the 50th Anniversary March.
Eloise Evans of Lusby in front of the MLK Jr.
monument in Washington DC at the 50th Anniver-
sary March. She was living in California at the time
of the 1963 March.
faraway as Boston, Milwaukee, St. Louis,
Little Rock, and many other locations.
Barton Logan, 63, a New York
resident at the time, watched "e
March" take place on television in his
living room as well.
"I grew up in a city that
neighborhoods were racially bound. I
lived in a black neighborhood so it was
entirely black. And on TV, I saw black
and white people of various ages with
suits, marching, being arrested."
Of the estimated 250,000 marchers,
approximately 60,000 were white.
"It did have an impact on my life and
how I looked at it the day after," Logan
continued. "We saw on television things
that occurred in Alabama, in Mississippi.
e sit-ins they had, the bus strikes. It was
overwhelming. Not to think of what was
going on in my community, what was
going on across the country, all
interconnected somehow."
Saturday's event brought tens of
thousands Americans together once again
on the very site where Martin Luther
King, Jr. spoke. e unseasonably mild
August temperatures and low humidity
helped bring people of all ages out for this
historic celebration. From the time we
arrived in the city in the early morning,
the mall was quickly transformed from
small groups of participants walking
together to a multi-colored sea of
marchers, armed with signs and video
cameras, each capturing their perspective
of this milestone event.
Eloise Evans, 78, of Lusby reects:
"He (Dr. King) made a mark in history
that we can't disregard. e March was
uplifting; nancially, spiritually. ere
were many positive improvements. Some
people want success and things to be faster
but it took us 200 years. We were in
slavery and bondage, not only black
people but many other groups and it took
years to overcome that. e positive part
of it, we have a black president."
Denise Logan, 57, recalls, "e
movement has impacted my life
tremendously. I may not have been able
to do the things I've done so far. e
restaurants, I can remember going to the
kitchen to purchase my dinner as opposed
to sitting down in a restaurant. I wouldn't
have the choices of schools that I wanted
to go to. My kids wouldn't have the
choice of schools. It's a big change from
where we are today from what it was back
then and I am so delighted to be here
today to celebrate it 50 years later."
Edsel Brown, 58, and Vice President
of the Calvert County NAACP recalls his
mother attending the 1963 event. "She
was in her 20’s when she went. It left a
great mark on her because that was the
largest Civil Rights march of its time and
there hadn't been anything close to that."
Brown realizes he has, "benetted
greatly from the dues a lot of other people
paid. I'm standing on their shoulders and
that's why I'm here today."
Of course the struggle for civil rights was
not only for the current generation of the
60's but to benet future generations of
Jessica Simpson, 26, who holds a
Masters Degree in Public Health came to
the anniversary march, "Mainly because
of the verdict, the Trayvon Martin case. It
just seems like there's a time for us to get
together and start making meaningful
change. is was my way of kind of
showing the justice system in general that
we're paying attention to what they're
doing. In regards to Stand Your Ground
(law), it's unacceptable and I think that's
why a lot of people are out here today. For
justice for Trayvon Martin."
Many people carried dierent signs
expressing their causes and concerns.
"I would denitely encourage young
people to get involved in movements like
this. Talk to older people who have gone
through this. You can learn a lot from
them," she adds.
Contrary to what some people may
believe, the Civil Rights movement was
not only for African Americans, but
Americans of all races, ages, and gender. It
ensured that the rights of all people are
protected by law.
Audrey Poe, 16, an Asian American,
told me, "e Civil Rights Movement
helped open the gateways for all dierent
types of people. As a female, without the
Civil Rights Movement setting the stage
for an equal America, I might not be able
to get the same jobs as men as easily as I
can now. However, I think America has
just begun its journey towards equality,
like in terms of the rights of homosexual
Americans, or furthering the freedoms of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has long
been a hero of mine. Dr. King sacriced
his life pursuing equality for Americans. It
was an honor to take part in the 50th
Anniversary March with my fellow
Americans and friends from Calvert
County. ank you Dr. King for helping
to make America a better place for us all
to live.
William “Billy” Poe
"I have a dream that one day this
nation will rise up and live out the
true meaning of its creed - we
hold these truths to be self-
evident: that all men are created
equal." Martin Luther King, Jr.
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P a r r a n
Napoleon Gross, age
89, was born on
September 3, 1923 in
Calvert County.
Parran completed his
earthly life on August
20, 2013 at Solomons
Nursing Center.
Parran was
known to family and friends as "Poley." He was
one of eight children born to the union of
Major James and Emma S.E. Gross.
Parran was a lifelong resident of Calvert
County where he attended the public schools.
He joined Eastern U.M. Church at an
early age. He was very involved with his
church. His passion was singing. He was a
member of Eastern's Methodist Mens' Choir
and a Lay Speaker. Parran was often asked to be
MC for many churches, for many programs.
Parran was in the military for a short
period of time, where he proudly served his
country, and at the end of his service he was
honorably discharged.
In 1950, Parran and Barbara Brooks were
joined in marriage; to this union was born
three children: Parran Jr., Delithia, and
Over the years, Parran worked at Patuxent
Naval Air Station where he did maintenance
work. He also drove the ferry from Solomons
Island to Patuxent Naval Air Station. Parran
continued working for the U.S. government for
25 years. He also worked at the shipyard in
Drum Point.
Parran was a member of the American
Legion Post #220 as well as the Eureka Lodge
Parran Gross, 89
T e x a n n a
(Watts) Gross was
born on September 5,
1920 to the late John
and Ella Watts. On
August 18, 2013,
Texanna departed this
life at the
B u r n e t t - C a l v e r t
Hospice House.
Born one of eight children, she brought a
great deal of nurturing and care to all that she
encountered. She received her formal
education through the Calvert County Public
School System. In addition to her primary
schooling, God blessed Texanna with a
heightened sense for business and the
management of household aairs.
Texanna and Howard W. Gross were
united in holy matrimony on July 10, 1937.
e Lord Jesus Christ richly blessed them with
eight children: Rosa Mae Rice, Charles W. Sr.,
Guilford (deceased), Lorenzo Sr., Larry C. Sr.,
Twilla M., Levi C., and Penny C. Briscoe.
She leaves to cherish fond memories: four
sons, three daughters, three wonderful
daughter-in-laws, Florence, Alberta, and Leslie,
and two wonderful sons-¬in-law, Calvin and
omas; 17 grandchildren, 25
great-grandchildren; and seven great-great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her
husband Howard W. (Buster), son Guilford,
four brothers: Clarence Watts, William Watts,
Milton Watts, and John Watts Jr., and three
sisters: Sarah Watts, Eliza Howard, and Alverta
Texanna was a faithful wife, mother,
sister, aunt and grandmother. She was also a
faithful steward in two churches: e Saint
John's United Methodist Church, Lusby, and
e Greater Bible Way Church, Prince
Frederick. She was not ashamed of her
salvation and love for the Lord Jesus Christ.
She adored Sunday School, Wednesday Noon
Day Prayer and would not hesitate to praise
God in any atmosphere as long as those
gathered believed in Jesus.
One of her greatest passions was to sing. If
she was on the choir, she would always be
heard. If she had a solo to sing, she would be
there. Momma Tex, as she was aectionately
called, had a strong alto voice and did not mind
using it. She goes down in the archives of e
Greater Bible Way Church, Prince Frederick,
for writing the song, "I Love My Pastor.”
Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick
handled arrangements.
Texanna Gross, 92
Michael J.
Forker of Friendship,
formerly of Deale,
MD, age 54, was born
February 20, 1959
and passed away
August 24, 2013.
Michael was an
avid sports fan. he
enjoyed cheering for
the Washington Redskins and Nationals. He
also rooted for Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch
in NASCAR races. When it came to softball, he
was both a player and a coach. Mr. Forker
loved nature and could often be found
gardening, hiking or traveling outdoors. He
was a member of Insulators Local #24.
He was the beloved husband of Debbie
Forker; loving father of Michelle (Joe) LaRosa
and Brittany Forker; step father of Jessi (John)
Borden and Rachel Nutwell; Loving and
proud grandfather of Josie LaRosa; Devoted
son of Joyce Forker; loving brother of Joyce
Rucci. He is also survived by three nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to
Dunkirk VFD, 3170 W. Ward Road, Dunkirk,
MD 20754 or Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445
Defense Hwy, Annapolis, MD 21401
Lee Funeral Home in Owings handled
Michael Forker, 54
E l i z a b e t h
“Betty” C. Glen, age
86, a 20 year resident
of Lothian, and
formerly of Arboles,
CO, died on August
25 at home following a
lengthy illness.
She was born on
August 15, 1927 in
Betty Glen, 86
Mark David
Cox, age 58, of Laurel,
MD passed away
August 23, 2013 as a
result of an automobile
in North Carolina.
Mark was returning
from his nephews’
graduation from
Marine Basic Training
in Parris Island, SC.
He was born July 27, 1955 in Prince
Frederick, to Jep Hugh and Virginia (Jones)
Cox. He graduated from Calvert High School
and received a BA in History from St. Mary’s
College of Maryland in 1978. Mark was
employed as an estimator with American Asphalt
Paving Company of Baltimore for many years.
Mark Cox, 58
Florence Alice
“Snookie” Bast, age 73,
a resident of Heritage
Harbor, Annapolis, and
a longtime resident of
Shady Side, passed away
August 28, 2013.
She was born
May 24, 1940 in
Baltimore to Adam
Vernon and Vivian (Miles) Schaner. Snookie was
raised in Baltimore until moving to Shady Side at
age 16.
She married Robert Bast on March 11, 1957
at Centenary U.M. Church in Shady Side. Snookie
was very active for 23 years with the Shady Side
Rescue Squad, where she served as President. She
was also involved in various community events in
Shady Side. She loved to write “Letters to the
Editor,” enjoyed antique bottles, and was president
of her Bottle Club.
Snookie is survived by daughters Evelyn J.
Bast Miller and husband Roland, Jr. of Shady Side
and Bobbie Jo McAllister and husband Hutch of
St. Leonard. Also surviving are grandchildren
Caren Bevins, Jeannette Moreland, Terry and
Casey McAllister and Boh Hutchins; nine
great-grandchildren; her former husband Robert
Bast of Mayo and many brothers and sisters.
Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Hospice of the Chesapeake, 455 Defense Highway,
Annapolis MD 21401.
Florence Bast, 73
He is survived by his mother Virginia Jones
Cox of Prince Frederick; a sister Cheryl Lynn
Cox; brothers Geary Alan Cox and Timothy Jep
Cox, all of Chesapeake Beach, and several nieces
and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother
Larry Hugh Cox and his father Jep Hugh Cox.
Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled
Memorial contributions may be made to
North Beach Volunteer Fire Department.
Pittsburgh, PA to the late Arlie and Alice
Schimpf. After graduating from Bladensburg
High School in Bladensburg, MD in 1945,
Betty was briey employed with the Federal
Communications Commission. While working
there, she had the pleasure of meeting or
Heyerdahl, the Norwegian adventurer famous
for his Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947.
She also helped to build a Catholic Church
in Arboles, CO. Betty was a member of St. Mary
of the Assumption Catholic Church in Upper
Marlboro, and a Volunteer for the Red Cross.
She enjoyed crossword and picture puzzles,
playing Bingo, Yahtzee, reading, traveling,
bowling and listening to Dr. Laura S. She was a
great and caring friend to many in Arboles and
Ignacio, CO areas. She was also very devoted to
numerous friends in the Lothian area. She loved
laughing and making others laugh as well.
Betty is survived by her husband of 19
years, Robert Glen; one son, Paul Gummerus of
Kauai, HI; three daughters, Jassy Gummerus of
LaJolla, CA, Kathleen St. Germain of Arboles,
CO and Helen Valencia of Anaheim, CA; one
brother, Larry Schimpf of San Diego, CA; six
grandsons, Dustin, Donovan and Chad
Gummerus of Kauai, HI, Vance Valencia of
Anaheim, CA, Seth St. Germain of Ignacio, CO
and Scott Gummerus of LaJolla, CA; one
granddaughter, Cathryn Braun of Kauai, HI;
she is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents and
husband of 45 years, John “Jack” Gummerus,
who died on August 20, 1993.
Donations in her memory are
recommended to the Hospice of the
Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, MD
Kalas Funeral Home in Edgewater handled
P.H.A.. His pastimes included singing, shing,
and helping others. He took special care in
tending to his parents needs throughout their
time of sickness.
Parran and Barbara divorced after many
years of marriage. After some time had passed
Parran later married Mary Garner, whom he
loved dearly.
He is survived by: one brother, Irvin
Gross; two sons, Parran (Beatriz) and Reginald
(Tanya); two daughters, Delithia and Towanda
(Robert); three step-daughters, Eliza Foote
(William), Mary Ellen Weems (Sammy), and
Doris Payne (Johnny); three sisters-in-law,
Florence E. Gross, Sarah Gross, and Daisy
Gross; a special friend, Zelma (Cookie) Briggs;
12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and
Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick
handled arrangements.
Bobbie Jeanne
Johnson Homan, age
85, of Prince
Frederick, passed away
at Solomons Nursing
Center on Friday,
August 30, 2013.
Bobbie was born
in Greenville, SC on
May 7, 1928 and
graduated from Eastern High School in
Washington, DC. Bobbie also attended
Washington Bible College. Bobbie worked as a
secretary at the Department of Agriculture
until her retirement due to colon cancer in
Bobbie enjoyed spending time with her
family and friends, writing poetry, reading her
Bible, playing bingo, doing crafts at Solomons
Nursing Center and collecting angels.
Bobbie is survived by her loving husband
Charles R. Homan of Prince Frederick; they
were wed 60 years and by her devoted daughter
Cheri Homan Mrkva and husband Frank J.
Mrkva Jr. of St. Leonard.
Bobbie is lovingly remembered by her
granddaughter, Renee Mrkva Reamy and
husband Paul Reamy of Prince Frederick and
great-grandchildren Trent Hall, Brooklyn
Reamy, Trevor Reamy and Juliana Reamy, her
grandson Buddy Mrkva of St. Leonard and her
brother-in-laws, Herman Homan of
Pennsylvania, John Davis of North Carolina,
her sister-in-laws, Pat Wilson of Florida and
Barbara Clemens of Georgia and a host of
nieces and nephews.
Bobbie was predeceased by her father,
Leslie Johnson, her mother, Olive Mae
Williams Johnson, her brother William A.
Johnson, her brother Charles Johnson, and her
sister Nancy “Diane” Johnson Davis.
Rausch Funeral Home Port Republic
handled arrangements. Her funeral service was
ociated by Pastor Rick Hancock; Bobbie
would be honored because she had known him
since he was a young man and they both
attended church at Landover Hills Baptist
Memorial donations may be made to the
National Cancer Society.
Bobbie Hoffman, 85
Michael Allen
Kuhn, Sr. of Lusby,
formerly of Lake
Wales, FL passed away
suddenly at his
residence at the age of
47, on August 25,
He was born
Sept. 24, 1965 in
Kettering, OH to the late to the late Anne
Patricia onet Kuhn and Elston Gerard
Kuhn. Mike graduated from Lake Wales High
School, Lake Wales, FL in 1983.
Mike married his beloved wife Joylene Kuhn
on December 17, 1988 at Our Lady Star of the
Sea Catholic Church, Solomons.
He was employed as an Electronics
Technician for BAE Systems for the last twelve
and a half years. He was a member of the
Knights of Columbus, Council #9528; he was
also a former member of Sanners Lake Gun
Club, Lexington Park, MD.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years,
Joylene Kuhn, his daughter Catherine A. and
her husband James Nelson of Norman, OK; his
son Michael A. Kuhn, Jr. of Ocala, FL and his
brother Stephen John Kuhn of Lakeland, FL.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents
and his daughter MaryLynn Kuhn.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Memorial Fund for Michael Allen Kuhn, Sr.,
Lusby MD 20657 or Our Lady Star of the Sea
Catholic School, P.O. Box 560, Solomons MD
Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby handled
Mike Kuhn, 47
Bob Mair, 76
Robert Edwin
“Bob” Mair, age 76, of
Owings passed away
July 18, 2013 at Anne
Arundel Medical
Center in Annapolis.
He was born
July 31, 1936 in Wolf
Point, MT 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
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.
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.
He was preceded in death by his parents
and a brother, Douglas Mair.
A Memorial Service will be held Sun.,
Sept. 15, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at Friendship
United Methodist Church, 22 West
Friendship Road, Friendship MD 20758.
Memorial contributions may be made to
either: Friendship United Methodist Church
Building Fund, P.O. Box 72, Friendship MD
20758 or Hospice of the Chesapeake, 455
Defense Highway, Annapolis MD 21401.
Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled
Barbara Ann Hall, age 69, of Owings,
was born September 21, 1943 and went home
to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on
August 31, 2013. She was surrounded by
those who loved her and prayed with her until
her last breath. She was very strong and
courageous lady who loved her Lord and her
family to the very end.
She was a devoted wife, mother, granny,
sister and friend. She left here on this earth
many loved ones; her husband of 50 years,
Raymond Lewis Hall, son; Keith David Hall,
daughter; Renee Lynn Nieves and her
husband, Kevin Joel Nieves. She was the
Granny of Krista Noelle Hall, Kayla May
Drew, Brandon K Joseph Nieves, Aiden Julius
LanFranche and Christian Michael Drew.
Barbara was a sister to Gene McClelland,
Nancy Briscoe, Carol Parnell and Bonnie
Robbins. She was an aunt, great-aunt and
caregiver to so many. Caring rst for her two
younger sisters when her mother passed away
at a young age, then to nieces and nephews, a
husband, children, grand children and even
neighborhood children and more.
She loved putting puzzles together,
crocheting, sewing, watching and feeding
birds (especially the hummingbirds), shing
and crabbing, baking and most of all giving a
lending ear when someone needed to talk. She
was a kind and compassionate lady, caring
more for others than herself. She continued to
be a servant when she decided to follow Christ
by getting involved immediately in her
church, serving in the pre-school division as a
Sunday School teacher, helping with the
pre-school choir, volunteering in AWANA,
helping in VBS and volunteering her time for
any project that others in the church needed
help with.
Lee Funeral Home in Owings handled
Barbara Hall, 69
Jerry Franklin
Helvey of Churchton,
age 74, was born
August 29, 1939 and
passed away August
30, 2013.
He was born in
Beckley, WV to
Frank and Claetta
Helvey, and has resided in Churchton, MD
for the last 45 years. He was a devoted and
loving husband, father, grandfather, brother
and uncle.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years,
Evelyn Helvey, two daughters, Denise
Hughes (husband Chris Hughes) of
Frederick, MD; Amy Marshall (husband Chip
Marshall) West River, MD; grandchildren
Ashley and Chase Marshall, brothers and
sisters Rita Matherly, Grant Helvey, Brent
Helvey, Myra Severt, Linda Murphy and
Nevin Helvey and dear friend and cousin
JoAnna Ready.
Hardesty Funeral Home in Galesville
handled arrangements.
Jerry Helvey, 74
E d w a r d
eodore Koehn,
known as “Pops”, age
79, of St. Leonard,
passed away August
22, 2013 at his home.
He was born on March
6, 1934 in Brooklyn,
NY to the late
eodore and Anna Brockmann Koehn. Pops
served in the Marine Corp from 1952 to 1955
where he was an Amphibian Tank Commander
and was discharged at the rank of Sergeant.
Pops moved to Calvert County from
Florida in 1975, and went to work at Calvert
Clis Nuclear Power Plant in the Radiation
Protection Department. He retired from
Calvert Clis in 1998 and went to work for
Calvert Clis State Park where he greeted
people and loved talking to them about the
park. He was a Civil War bu, who enjoyed
crabbing, shing, boating, the Redskins and was
Edward Koehn, 79
Chesapeake Current ursday, September 5, 2013
an avid NASCAR Fan.
Pops is survived by his seven children;
Vickie Moran of Greenville, SC; Craig Koehn,
of St. Leonard; Linda Perry of Portsmouth, RI;
Brian Koehn of Lusby; Holly Koehn of St.
Leonard; Eric Koehn of St. Leonard; and Krissy
Govatos of Edgewater.
Grandfather of 18, great grandfather of
nine, he is also survived by devoted friend and
neighbor Christine Fitz.
Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic
handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to
Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838 Prince
Frederick, MD 20678.
18 ursday, September 5, 2013 Chesapeake Current
Kenneth Mark
Lombardo, age 64, of
Huntingtown died
peacefully at home
September 2, 2013
with his family at his
side. He passed after a
year-long battle with
ALS (Lou Gehrig's
Kenneth Lombardo, 64
Mary L.
Lindsey, age 87, was
born in Topeka, KS
on September 15,
1925 to the late
Edward and Minnie
Porch Sr. Her life
journey ended on
August 27, 2013
when she fell into a
deep sleep.
Mary graduated from the Kansas
Vocational School of Business in Topeka.
After graduation Mary moved to Ft.
Leavenworth, KS where she was married and
had a daughter.
Mary became an ocial Washingtonian
in 1950 when she relocated to Washington
DC. After 30 years of dedicated service she
retired from National Security Agency.
Mary lived a well-rounded life,
enjoying a variety of interest and hobbies.
She was an active member of St. Mark
Baptist Church. Mary was a member of the
Volunteer Chorus and the secretary of the
group for 23 years. She loved to set up at the
ea markets and sell her Watkins product.
Mary truly loved her family. She also
enjoyed her two grandchildren and four
Mary leaves her loving and devoted
family to cherish her memory; daughter,
Aloha Lindsey Cobb; two grandchildren
Kim Cobb-Jimenez (Alvin) and Keith Cobb;
and four great-grandchildren Malik, Jayla,
Alyia& Derrick Linzy, nephew, Barry Porch
and a host of other relatives and many
Sewell Funeral Home in Prince
Frederick handled arrangements.
Mary Lindsey, 87
Mary Louise
Phillips, age 81, of
Harwood passed away
on Monday, August
26 at her home.
Born on
September 1, 1931 in
Washington D.C. to
the late Alonzo and
Lula Mae McAleer,
Louise and her late husband, Malcolm Dean
Phillips raised 29 foster children. Since 1956,
Louise has been an active member of Mt.
Zion United Methodist Church, where she
served as Sunday School and Vacation Bible
School superintendent, as well as being an
active member of the Adult Fellowship. She
also volunteered with the Lutheran Missions.
Her hobbies included quilting, seamstress
work, and attending auctions and yard sales.
She is survived by a son and daughter in
law, Kyle “Rusty” and Janet Phillips of
Davidsonville; seven daughters and sons in
law, Vicki and Michael Taliaferro of Grand
Rapids, MI; Connie and Hal Dantinne of
Lancaster, PA; Sandy and Doug Hughes of
Severna Park; Lori and Timothy McDonald
of Harwood; Cheryl and Arthur Howard of
Edgewater; Karen and Larry Shelor of
Christiansburg, VA and Cathy Williams and
friend Bill McChesney of Millsboro, DE; a
very special friend, Ralph Horrell of Harwood
and 23 grandchildren and 37
In addition to her parents and husband
she was preceded in death by her brother,
Wesley McAleer.
A Life Celebration service was held at
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in
Lothian. Interment followed in the church
Kalas Funeral Home in Edgewater
handled arrangements.
Louise Phillips, 81
Gary Lee
Printz, Jr., age 45, of
Chesapeake Beach,
passed away August
22, 2013 at his
residence surrounded
by his family.
He was born
July 29, 1968 at
Gary Printz, 45
Louis Mackall, 61
Louis Donnelly
Mackall, age 61, was
born March 9, 1952 in
Gambrills, MD and
departed his life on
ursday, August 15,
He attended and
graduated from Calvert
Senior High School in
1971. After graduation he pursued a career in
business management. rough the programs of
the Randolph-Sheppard Act, Louis obtained a
vendors contract to manage snack bars in several
Federal Government facilities. Louis was a hard
and dedicated worker.
During his youth, Louis attended Mt. Hope
United Methodist Church and was a member of
the children's choir. Later he attended Morning
Star Church in Upper Marlboro.
Jeanette Perkins, 85
J e a n e t t e
Perkins, age 85 of
Lusby, was called to
her Heavenly Home
on Friday, August
30, 2013 at
G e o r g e t o w n
University Hospital,
Washington, D. C.
She was born
on January 11, 1928 in Crystal Hill, VA to
the late George Washington Bauldwin and
Mary Lee Eldridge Bauldwin.
She worked for Children’s Hospital of
Washington, D. C. as a Sterile Technician
for 47 years until her retirement. She was a
faithful member of the Church of God of
Forestville, MD for over twenty years
She is survived by four daughters, a son,
a daughter-in-law and a host of
grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces,
nephews other relatives and many friends.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her
parents, her beloved husband of 32 years
Henry Howard Perkins who passed away on
March 12, 1979, seven brothers and a sister.
Visitation will be held Fri., Sept. 6,
2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at
Rausch Funeral Home – Lusby, 20
American Lane, Lusby MD 20657. A
Celebration of Life service follows at 12:00

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Louis was a fun-loving person and was
known for his "clowning" personality and his late
night phone calls just to say, "I love you.”
He loved old school R&B and gospel music.
He was a big fan of old TV shows; his favorite were
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Rieman and Big Valley.
He leaves to cherish fond memories: his wife
of 40 years, Rosalind (Elseby); one daughter,
Rosinetta Mackall; six grandchildren, Alexander,
Renae, Delonte, Deontae, Raheem and Tyrrell;
three sisters, Doris Jacks (Mackall), Florence
Mackall, Darlene Parren (Johnson); four brothers,
Leroy Boldley, Mark Mackall, Jerome Johnson and
Levi Butler; and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his father,
Leroy A. Mackall; his mother, Eva E. Butler
(Harrod); one brother, Bruce Johnson; and one
sister, Agnes Freeland (Johnson).
Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick
handled arrangements.
He was born in Prince George's county
to Florence and the late Michael Lombardo.
He attended Duvall and Park Dale High
School. Kenneth was drafted into the US
Army in 1969 where he served in Korea. He
returned home to his wife to start a family.
Kenneth worked for Pepco for 40+ years. He
lived in Hyattsville, MD until 1984 when he
moved to Huntingtown.
Kenneth enjoyed traveling,
hang-gliding, shing, crabbing and was a
member of the American Legion in
Chesapeake Beach. Additionally, he loved
being out on the water in his boat, and
building and working with his hands.
He is survived by his loving and devoted
wife of 44 years, Donna Lee. His three
daughters; DawnMarie (Je), Kristin (Doug),
and Mnylynn (Ryan); his four grandsons,
David, Tyler, Logan and Brayden; mother,
Florence and siblings; Stephen, Dennis,
Susan and Jean.
He will forever be missed by his family
and friends. To know him, was to love him!
e family invites friends to Lee Funeral
Home Calvert, P.A. (8200 Jennifer Lane,
Owings, MD 20736) on urs., Sept. 5 from
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Friday,
September 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Lee Funeral
Home in Owings.
Memorial donations may be made to
Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince
Frederick, MD 20678.
19 Chesapeake Current ursday, September 5, 2013
Robert Edward
“Bob” Riggins, age
83, of Dunkirk
passed away August
28, 2013 at Calvert
Memorial Hospital
in Prince Frederick.
He was born
June 6, 1930 in
Franklinville, NJ to Walter F. and Kathleen
(Whitehead) Riggins. Bob was raised in
Camden, NJ and graduated from Wilson
High School in 1946.
Bob Riggins, 83
R o b e r t
William “Bob”
Stokes, age 72, of
North Beach, passed
away August 23,
2013 at his
He was born
July 26, 1941 in
Washington D.C. to Fenton William and
Bertha Mabel (Coeyman) Stokes. Bob was
raised in Hillside and attended public
He had lived in North Beach since the
Bob was employed by Stokes and Son
Bob Stokes, 72
M i n n i e
Beatrice Weems was
born on Mar. 18,
1930, daughter of
the late Clarence
and Pauline Weems.
She departed this life
Aug. 9, 2013 at St.
Mary’s Hospital in
Minnie Weems, 83
Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD to
Gary Lee and Sandra Ruth (Davis) Printz.
Gary was raised in Montgomery, Prince
George’s and Charles Counties and
graduated from Lackey High School in
1986. He joined the Plumbers Local 5 in
Washington D.C., where he entered the
apprenticeship program, graduating in June
1993 as the Valedictorian of his class. Gary
was employed as a journeyman plumber with
W.F. Collins. He also was an instructor at
the apprenticeship school and in 2004
became the director of the program.
He married Shawna Kae Ellis on
February 15, 1992 and they made their
home in Chesapeake Beach.
Gary was very involved in the Boy
Scouts with his sons as a Scoutmaster for
Troop 426 in Prince Frederick. He was an
outdoorsman who loved hunting, shing,
and camping. In recent years he became
interested in primitive archery, making his
own bows and arrows. He was also a car
enthusiast, especially muscle cars and hot
rods. Most of all, Gary loved spending time
with his family, especially his children and
his nieces and nephew.
Gary is survived by his loving wife
Shawna K. Printz and children Gary L. III,
Amanda K., Jesse B. and Vanessa R. Printz,
all of Chesapeake Beach. Also surviving are
his parents Gary L, Sr. and Sandie Printz of
Huntingtown; a brother Jason Printz, and
two nieces and a nephew, all of Dunkirk.
Rausch Funeral Home in Owings
handled arrangements.
Memorial donations in Gary’s name
may be made to the National Brain Tumor
He married Anna Katherine Spohn on
June 5, 1947, and they moved to
Washington, D.C., where Bob became a
Union Brick Mason with Washington,
D.C. Local 1. ey later moved to
Forestville, MD, where they raised their
family and then moved to Dunkirk in 1976.
Bob was employed by N. Litterio &
Co. for 30 years as a brick mason foreman
and was later a self-employed bricklayer
until retiring in 1995. He was an honorary
member of the Forestville V.F.D. In his
leisure time, Bob enjoyed shing, hunting,
playing cards and spending time with his
family, especially his grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his wife Anna
Spohn Riggins, daughters Roberta A.
Livermore and husband Anthony of
Gettysburg, PA, Arlene Shanaberger and
husband Mike of Boonsboro, MD and
Deborah Riggins of Boxborough, MA and a
son Richard A. Riggins of Chesapeake
Beach. Also surviving are ten
grandchildren, eighteen
great-grandchildren and one great-
He was preceded in death by his
parents, a daughter Virginia Spitler, a
son-in-law Dolan Spitler, two grandsons
and eleven brothers and sisters.
Rausch Funeral Home in Owings
handled arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to
Forestville V.F.D., 8321 Old Marlboro
Pike, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.
Flooring Service and most recently worked
for Patuxent Flooring and Design in
Lothian. He enjoyed riding motorcycles in
his youth, woodworking, Western movies,
country music and shing. He also loved
going on daily walks with his dogs.
He is survived by a son Robert Fenton
Stokes of St. Leonard and a daughter Lisa
Lee ompson and husband John Howard
of Mechanicsville. Also surviving are
grandchildren David Lynn Windsor, Jr.,
Kenneth Norris Windsor, Alice Marie
Windsor Jones and Daniel Lee Windsor
Jones; and siblings Fenton “Pinky” Stokes,
Barbara Beavers, Linda Beavers, Bertha
“Peanut” Gemier and Billy Stokes.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife
Dorothy “Dot” Stokes on June 12, 2009.
Rausch Funeral Home handled
arrangements. Memorial contributions may
be made to the animal shelter of your
Leonardtown, MD.
Minnie was educated in the Calvert
County School System and worked there
from September 1, 1971 until her
retirement on June 30, 1994.
Minnie grew up in the Methodist
Church from an early age attending St.
John’s United Methodist Church and
supported the church until her health
Her favorite joys were listing to the
Harmonizing Four and watching the movie
called “Imitation of Life.” She also loved
Popeye’s chicken and writing down lottery
numbers that she never played, and could
tell you how to drive and never drove a day
in her life. She also enjoyed spending time
with her grandchildren.
Preceding Minnie in death was her
daughter Pauline Weems Bishop and left to
cherish her memories are: her two twin
sons, Wardell and Wendell (Deborah)
Sewell; brother, Clarence (elma) Weems;
six grandchildren, Tawanna Bishop (Will),
Chanita Bishop (Conrad) Young, Vashon
(Melissa) Bishop, Demetria Sewell, Delton
Sewell and Wendell Sewell Jr.; twelve great
grandchildren; seven great-great
grandchildren; four special adopted
grandchildren, Angel, James, Jerri, and
Darius and a host of extended family and
Sewell Funeral Home in Prince
Frederick handled arrangements.
20 ursday, September 5, 2013 Chesapeake Current
e Current, Bay Tripper and Chesapeake Current
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We encourage you to patronize our advertisers, all of
whom are right here in our area.
And don’t be confused by counterfeits that “claim”
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Instead, support local businesses HERE that
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Meet Grammy!
Sweet Grammy. Nothing fazes
her. Grammy came to us from a
hoarding situation in Arkansas. She
has been there and done that.
Grammy has lived quite the life. We
don't know what all she has seen, but
we know that she does have one blind
eye and a healing bullet wound. Despite all of that,
Grammy is still as sweet as can be and is ready to cuddle.
After her dicult life, she totally deserves a comfy home to
settle down into. We are not charging an adoption fee for
Grammy. Giving her a forever home is fee enough, so
please call if you can help her!
For more information, please visit: or visit all the
animals available in person at the Humane Society of
Calvert County, 2210 Dalrymple Road in Sunderland.
Phone: (410) 257-4908. Be sure to say you read about this
pet in the Chesapeake Current!
Mozzie is a handsome
domestic short hair mixed-
breed cat, gray and white. He’s
an altered male, believed to be
about three years old.
Marley is a mixed-breed
Shepherd, estimated to be about
six years old. She’s an altered
female who is brindle and white,
and was brought in to Animal
Control as a stray.
e Anne Arundel County Fair is September 11
through 15; the Fair is an all-volunteer nonprot
501(c)(3) organization bringing family entertainment,
competition and education to people of all ages in Anne
Arundel County and surrounding areas. See: Volunteers, age 21 and up, are
needed for a variety of positions during the Fair and year
round. Contact (410) 923-3400 or to volunteer and visit web site at
Lilly Pond Foal Rescue: rescues, rehabilitates and
nds homes for neglected, abused, unwanted, and
orphaned foals and other equines that are at risk of
going to slaughter. Volunteers are needed to complete
special projects as well as general type barn work at their
Dunkirk location. Volunteers may oer a few hours of
time just for a day or sign up for a spot on weekly
/monthly schedules. Work includes feeding horses,
cleaning stalls, picking up elds, fence repairs etc.
Contact Sharon Hancock at or
(240) 299-0021 for more information. See website:
MooMoo is a domestic
short-haired cat, about a year old.
He’s an altered male, black and
white with unusual markings.
For more information about
these or any of the many other
lovable animals currently needing homes,
contact Anne Arundel County Animal
Control at (410) 222-8900. Be sure to
say you saw them in the Chesapeake
Current! (Note: Animal Control is closed
on Mondays).
Save the date! Anne Arundel County
Animal Control will have its bi-annual
Adopt-A-on on Sat. Sept. 14 from
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ey still have a
large number of adoptable animals in
need of forever homes –especially cats
and kittens! So if you’ve been thinking
about a pet, now’s the time!
21 Chesapeake Current ursday, September 5, 2013
Fall Into Your Yard
e summer of 2013 is a fairly
comfortable one, although there are still a
few weeks to get through. But compared
to the last couple of years, it's been pretty
easy with just a handful of bruising heat-
waves driving us indoors. Even so, we're
all looking forward to a crisp, new fall
season. O with the A/C and go back into
the great outdoors. It's cabin fever in
Fall is the season to re-energize your
landscape. Antsy with anticipation is one
way to describe our nursery manager and
buyer, Maggie Wiles.
"I can't wait to get into my yard,"
Maggie says. "I want to rip out stu that
didn’t work and beef up all of my plant-
ing areas with soil amendment. is is my
fall project."
Great landscapes start with great soil.
Even the best quality plants won’t grow
well in poor soil.
A good soil amendment – like
Bumper Crop - builds the soil and will
continue to work long after fertilizers
have faded.
"Soil amendment is organic matter
that contains live stu and that live stu is
the magic ingredient," Maggie explains.
"Worm castings, compost,shellsh, all of
those things will continue to build in the
soil and your plants will reap continual
And yes, the old adage is true: Fall is
a great time to plant. Not only does cooler
weather and shorter days put less stress on
young plants, the seasonal lifecycle makes
fall ideal for planting. Plants stop growing
and begin shutting down for the winter.
But while the tops are shutting down, the
bottoms, or root systems, re up. More
roots are developed on plants during the
fall than any other time of the year. When
spring rolls around, the trees, shrubs and
perennials planted in the fall will have
already started developing a strong root
system which in turn will support robust
spring growth.
Choosing the right plants for these
fertile beds is the next step to a successful
landscape. Plants that need full sun won’t
thrive in the shade, and shade lovers will
wither and die in the hot sun. And, yes,
size does matter.
“We’re asked all the time - can’t I just
keep it pruned to t? e answer is yes,
but in doing so you often destroy the
natural structure of the plant. It’s better
for the plant to choose one that will grow
into the space," Maggie adds.
If the mature size of the plant isn’t
indicated on the label, ask the nursery
sales sta “how big will this plant really
get" and if you have a three by three foot
space, don’t plant a variety that, at matu-
rity, will be eight by eight foot. Your
pruning shears aren't that sharp! And
remember, that beautiful little six-foot
Maple will grow to 30, 40 feet or more,
possibly into overhead power lines… or
the side of your house. Give plants the
environment and the space they need to
Fall is also a good time to divide and
conquer. Determine if those overgrown
monsters need to move to the compost
pile while others may just need a change
of address in your yard - or to a
neighbor’s. Many perennials benet from
being divided every few years. ose that
have dead growth in the center and
young, healthy growth on the outside are
ready to be divided and replanted as new
and separate plants. Shrubs that have
outgrown their space or their welcome,
but that are still healthy, can be moved
now. Just remember that the size of the
shrub is directly proportional to the
strength of your back and arms! Some-
times it's easier to start fresh with smaller
plants that you can lift than to spend
hours moving a beast.
A healthy, well-planned landscape
adds to your enjoyment – and value - of
your home while helping the environ-
ment, both aesthetically and functionally.
Now that you know fall is the season to
plant, what are you waiting for? Don a
sweatshirt, pull on the gloves - and get
"Every season comes with new opportu-
nity in our yards," Maggie says. "And the
added plus to fall? Now you can breathe
the air."
About the Author: Ray Greenstreet began his
career when he was just 13, as a “yard boy”
at a garden center. In 2000, Ray and his
wife Stacy, began Greentstreet Growers, a
wholesale growing operation on their
65-acre Lothian farm. In 2005, they opened
Greenstreet Gardens, a retail nursery and
gift store. Last year Greenstreet Gardens
grew to include a second retail store in
Alexandria, VA.
Garden Dirt
By Ray Greenstreet
(From the Editor: Welcome to another new
and exclusive local column by Ray Green-
street of Greenstreet Gardens in Lothian.
Watch each issue of the Chesapeake Current
for “Garden Dirt,” which is all about being
“your growing resource.")
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24 ursday, September 5, 2013 Chesapeake Current
Family Matters
School Days For
Divorced Parents
By Kenneth Wilcox
e beginning of the school year is
always a trying time, especially when
parents have separated. You have unique
challenges when you are divorced and so
do your children. Here are some ideas to
get through the stress of back-to-school
Parents see family law attorneys this
time of year to assist them in
reestablishing routines and to clarify
schedules and responsibilities between
Ex's who cannot see the road ahead. If
you follow a few of the sign posts below,
then you might be able to avoid a number
of pot holes on your road back to school.
If your child is going to public
school, the rst question separated
parents run into is "which school is our
child going to attend?" Parents should try
to create a custody arrangement so that
your child stays in the schools your child
has been attending.
Calvert County Public School system
(CCPS) has a policy in place to handle
this issue. Where your child lives is where
your child will go to school. CCPS
determines a child's residency depending
on who is the "parent." If the parents live
apart then the “parent” means the parent
to whom legal custody is awarded or, if
legal custody is not awarded, the parent
with whom the child regularly lives.
CCPS also will need a primary point
of contact in case of emergency. is
doesn't reect anything on either parent
as more responsible or reliable. CCPS
just needs one point of contact. ink
about who would be most likely to get to
the school the fastest if something
happens during the day.
If one of the parents is not actively
involved in the child's life, be sure to take
the wheel and let the new teachers know.
is avoids embarrassment to the child
and school administration, for example if
there is a "Mom's or Dad's Day" and no
one attends.
Work together to make a calendar of
your child's school and extracurricular
activities September to June and divide
responsibilities fairly. Work out a plan so
it’s very clear who is going to drop o the
child or watch them go onto the bus in
the morning and who will be there when
school ends. Try to plan out who will
attend your child's programs, open
houses, games, and concerts. Discuss
school trips, breaks, weekends, etc. You
will then have a basic overview of where
everyone will be and when. Less
confusion leads to more clarity leads to
happier children and less conict with
you Ex.
Share back-to-school shopping
duties. It is a big responsibility especially
if you are buying for more than one child
with multiple sports activities, classes, and
supply lists. Buy duplicate used
schoolbooks for your household. It's not
worth the drama with your Ex or your
child having a "built in" excuse for not
doing homework.
It is up to both parents to ensure they
are on mailing/email lists. If your spouse
took care of this while you were married,
you can't expect this upon divorce. Make
the eort to stay connected to the school
and put your name on all appropriate
lists. No one else will ght for your child
better than you two. Be active and current
on the activities in your child's school life.
When you can communicate and work
together, your child will feel more
comfortable and love.
Kids may be uncertain about how to
explain their living situation to
classmates. Tell them to keep it simple: "I
live with my Mom some days and with
my Dad the other days."
Put some time aside to talk to your
kids about what's coming down the road,
but don't push too much. You don’t want
it to feel forced. Ask if they have any
worries about the rst few days. Ask them
what may be exciting this year. Let them
know that you are here to listen and to
help. As parents you are in the driver's
seat and as long as your child knows you
love them, there will be no wrong turns.
is column is not legal advice, but only general
information about the law. It may not apply to your
individual situation. If you need legal advice, please
consult an attorney.
About the Author: Kenneth D. Wilcox, Esq., is a local
attorney in Prince Frederick focused on family law,
wills and estates, criminal and business law. A resident
of North Beach, he can be reached at If you have some topic or
issue you would like him to address in the Chesapeake
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Tuesday, September 10
Casual Tuesday Tex-Mex Dinner: from 5:30
to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion
Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206, on
Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the
lower-level dining room. e menu will be
Tex-Mex with all the trimmings. e cost is
$10, including beverage. Call for more
information (301) 855-6466. Public invited.
End Hunger Works Culinary Training
Program: mandatory info session at 6:30 p.m. at
Chesapeake Church in Huntingtown.
Interested? Visit
for more info and eligibility.
Wednesday, September 11
Day of Caring: United Way of Calvert County's
annual Day Of Caring brings together
employees from local businesses to volunteer at
local nonprot organizations. Help local
non-prots save thousands through facility and
grounds improvements. More than 600 people
participated last year to support 34 agencies.
Form your team now! To register, call (410)
286-0100 or email Begins at 7:30
a.m. at Bayside Toyota in Prince Frederick.
Job Source Mobile Career Center: At Calvert
Library Prince Frederick. Stop by to get job
counseling, resume help, search for jobs and get
connected with Southern Maryland JobSource.
is 38' mobile center features 11 computer
workstations, smart board instructional
technology, satellite internet access, exterior
audio visual and broadcasting capabilities;
state-of-the-art workforce applications and
connectivity for wireless mobile device access.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free!
Creative Memoirs: Reinventing a Life. Join
author and editor Elisavietta Ritchie as she
encourages the art of creative memoir writing.
Bring 12 double-spaced copies of your piece of
memoir, 500-800 words, to work on and share
with the group. 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Calvert
Library Prince Frederick.
Saturday, September 7 (con’t) Saturday, September 7 (con’t) Sunday, September 8 (con’t)
Saturday, September 7
CMH rift Store Opens: in the Dunkirk
Marketplace (Safeway Shopping Center).
Operated by the Calvert Memorial Hospital
Auxiliary, all proceeds benet the Sheldon
Goldberg Center for Breast Care. e store will
be open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ere will
be a Summer Clearance Sale – all summer items
$1. New fall clothes, shoes & purses, plus a new
Children’s Section!
Friday, September 6
South County Senior Center Computer
Group (SCSCCG): Join fellow seniors in this
open meeting and discover what they are
doing with computers and digital/cyber
devices. Meeting is open to ALL senior center
members. Just show up. Bring a
ash/pen/jump/thumb drive to the meeting if
you have one. Handouts, if any, will be digital!
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. At the Southern Anne
Arundel County Senior Center in Edgewater.
First Free Friday: Enjoy a concert by the
Navy Cruisers starting at 7:00p.m. at Calvert
Marine Museum, Solomons. Free 30-minute
cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison. Drum Point
Lighthouse and museum are open and free to
the public from 5:00 to 8:00p.m.
American Legion Dinner: Master Chef Jack’s
World-Famous Baked Chicken with all the
trimmings and beverage for only $10. Join us
for this informal event from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
in the lower level dining hall at the Chesa-
peake Beach American Legion Post. Public
warmly welcomed. For more info, call (301)
Sat. Sept. 7 & Sun. Sept. 8
Southern Maryland Blues Festival: Featur-
ing Marshall Tucker Band, Canned Heat,
Walter Trout, Trampled Under Foot and
many more national and local bands. Enjoy
the music as well as a Crafter Village, Kids'
Zone, local food vendors, domestic and craft
beers, wine and more. is rst year event is
sure to become a Southern Maryland
tradition! Gates open at 11:00 a.m., Music on
Saturday, noon – 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon –
8:00 p.m. Calvert County Fairgrounds, 140
Calvert Fair Drive, Prince Frederick. Visit for ticket info.
Sunday, September 8
Special Grandparents Day Breakfast: Honor
your elders by starting o the day with a special
breakfast featuring hot cakes, sausage, scrapple,
bacon, scrambled eggs, home fries, biscuits,
fruit, and chip beef. Hosted by the American
Legion Auxiliary from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the
upper level dining hall in Chesapeake Beach on
Route 260. Open to the Public. Adults $10;
kids 6-12 $5; kids under 6 free. Bloody Marys
will be available for a nominal charge. For
information call (301) 855-6466 or visit
Quarter Auction: Beneting the Prince
Frederick Volunteer Fire Department. Shake
the quarters out of your piggy bank and come
have a great time for a good cause. Doors open
at 1:00 p.m. with the auction starting at 2:00
p.m. Paddles are $3 each or two for $5. Raes,
concessions, vendors and more! Call Melissa at
(410) 474-2958 or Lori (443) 404-9023 for
reservations and more info.
Civil War Soldiers and Quilts: Mavis
Slawson, a textile historian and docent at the
National Museum of Civil War Medicine in
Frederick, will present a program on Civil War
soldiers and their Quilts at 2:00 p.m. at the
Captain Avery Museum, 1418 EW Shady Side
Road in Shady Side. Admission is free,
however, a $10 donation is suggested. Light
refreshments will be served. For more informa-
tion, see the Museum’s web site at or call (410)
2013 Regional Lay Pastors Ministry Confer-
ence: Registration deadline Sept. 8. for the
conference at Trinity United Methodist
Church, Prince Frederick from 8:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. on Sat. Sept. 14. Recognizing that
Pastors cannot do their ministry alone, Lay
Pastors are trained laity who caringly contact
ve families/singles per month, oering prayer,
a listening ear, and helping to coordinate any
assistance the family/single might need.
rough workshops by great speakers, this
Conference will explain the Lay Pastors
Ministry and what it can do for your church, as
well as present other topics to assist Lay Pastors
in their ministry. Registration is $35 per person
and includes refreshments and lunch. Register
by phone: (609) 456-1218 or on the Lay
Pastors Ministry website: For
local information, contact Anne Weems at
(443) 532-8033.
Join Chesapeake Community Chorus: It's an
all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to
benet charities in Calvert County and is
looking to add new singers. No auditions
required. e next practice session is from 4:00
p.m. - 6:00 p.m., at the Northeast Community
Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Avenue, Chesa-
peake Beach. Contact Larry Brown, Director, at
(301) 855-74777 or email at for more info.
Concert: Brantley Gilbert with Corey Smith
and Drake White.
Bayside Toyota Pavilion, St. Leonard Volunteer
Fire Department, Calvert Beach Road from
6:00 – 10:00 p.m. For info and tickets call
(800) 551-SEAT or
Fall Vegetable Gardening Seminar: Don't
hang up your gloves just yet! Learn cold weather
gardening and your salad days can continue into
the wintry months. Part of the “Garden Smarter”
series, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Calvert Library
Prince Frederick. Free.
Adult Day Care (ADC) of Calvert County
Fundraiser: ADC will sell food and soft drinks
at Fridays Creek Winery's Open House from
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Proceeds will benet
Adult Day Care of Calvert County. Come for a
fun day of wine tasting, grape stomping (for all
ages) and much more!
Charity Walk-A-on: Abigail Francisco
School of Classical Ballet and the Spiritist Society
of North Beach will have their second annual
charity event on the North Beach Board Walk.
All proceeds will go to benet Sabrina, an
eight-year-old girl who suers from a very
dicult form of cerebral palsy along with other
painful malformations. ey hope to raise
$7,000 to be used towards the purchase of a
customized wheelchair for Sabrina. Call (301)
855-0282 for info on how you can help.
All You Can Eat Breakfast: At the Deale Fire
Hall. A great breakfast from 8:00 a.m. until
11:00 a.m. Menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage,
home fries, toast, chipped beef, sausage gravy,
pancakes, coee, hot tea, milk and juices. Only
$7.00 per person for a delicious meal! Remem-
ber kids 5 and under are free. Deale Volunteer
Fire Department, 6007 Drum Point Rd, Deale.
Maker's Market: the place to nd handmade,
homemade or homegrown products including
crafts, hanging baskets, organic skincare
products, farm fresh produce, cut owers, baked
goods, batik and eece clothing, handmade
soaps and candles, herbal teas, ornaments, folk
art, handmade gifts and more. Delight in the
local treasures to be found here! 9:00 a.m. to
noon. Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts
Center, Dowell, (410) 326-4640 or visit
Kids Pirate Pizza Cruise: Dress like a pirate
and eat pizza aboard the Wm. B. Tennison.
Tickets are sold on a rst-come, rst-served basis.
Calvert Marine Museum. Solomons, 11:30 a.m.
– 1:00 p.m. For more information or to purchase
tickets, please contact Melissa McCormick at
(410) 326-2042, ext. 41, or
Guided Canoe Trip: Depart from Warrior's
Rest and enjoy a scenic tour of Parkers Creek.
Canoe trips are physically strenuous, requiring
paddling for three hours (frequently against wind
and tides) and may require participants to help
carry a canoe for up to one-quarter mile over
sand to access the creek. Warrior’s Rest Sanctu-
ary, American Chestnut Land Trust Scientists’
Clis Road, Port Republic. 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Rain date is Sun., Sept. 8. Reservations are
required. (410) 535-5327 or visit
Genticorum in Concert: e Celtic Society of
Southern Maryland in partnership with the
Calvert Marine Museum presents the great
traditional Quebecois Trio from Montreal,
Canada at 7:30 p.m. in the museum auditorium.
Tickets are $25. Order online at or call
(301) 375-0534. Afternoon workshops oered
from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in guitar accompaniment
(DADGAD tuning); ute (pennywhistle players
may attend); and ddle and feet. Space is limited;
intermediate to advanced skill levels. For fees,
additional information, and registration check
online at
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Email complete details along with
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discounts on sharp, colorful
display ads to attract even more
attention! Call for details! (410)
Saturday, Sept. 14 (con’t) Sunday, September 15 (con’t)
Sunday, September 15
How the War of 1812 Marked Southern
MD: Free lecture by Dean Kimmel, who served
as a consultant for both the Baltimore and
Southern Maryland 1812 traveling exhibits.
Kimmel will explain how he takes original
research, historical documents, local stories and
artifacts to craft exhibits that appeal to modern
viewers. His exhibit will be on display. 3:00
Monday, September 16
Calvert Eats Local: Encourage local
agriculture, discover ways to eat locally, and
share resources, energy, good ideas and great
food! Watch and discuss the lm “e
Economics of Happiness.” 7:00 p.m. - 8:30
p.m. at Calvert Library Prince Frederick.
Wednesday, September 18
Anne Arundel County Open House: Meet
County Executive Laura Neuman from 4:00 –
6:00 p.m. at the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert
Street, Annapolis. is is a chance for Anne
Arundel residents to look at the inner workings
of County government, ask questions, and meet
key county employees. For more info or to
RSVP, contact Ashley Ricker at (410)
222-1241 or
Tuesday, September 17
Introduction to Mentoring: workshops at the
Northeast Community Center from 10:00 a.m.
– 12 noon and again from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00
p.m. for members of local organizations looking
to start or become involved in a local mentoring
program. Please email for more
Heavy Periods? Get Control: If you suer
from heavy menstrual bleeding, join Calvert
Memorial Hospital’s new OB/GYN Dr.
Khadija Dugan for a discussion on causes and
possible treatments. Free medical discussion
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at CMH. Register by
calling (410) 535-8233 ext. 8233.
American Legion Auxiliary 206 Meeting: All
member are encouraged to attend and bring
their ideas to share. Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.
in Upper Level Hall of the Chesapeake Beach
Stallings-Williams Post. For information, call
President Choux at (443) 964-5461.
Thursday, September 19
NARFE Meeting: e National Active and
Retired Federal Employees Association Calvert
chapter will meet at Perigeaux Vineyards, a small,
family-owned winery, specializing in making
small batches of hand-crafted estate wines. e
winery tour and a tasting will start at 1:00 p.m.
Cost is $10 (includes souvenir glass). Snacks are
available at the winery. Please RSVP to Mary Ann
at (410) 286-7586 or Feel
free to skip the wine and just come to the Winery
for the regular business meeting at 2:00 p.m. For
those wanting to gather for lunch, meet at ree
Brothers restaurant across from the Prince
Frederick rehouse on Rts. 2/4 at 11:30 a.m.
Tell Us Your Story About... Talk it up with
good conversation and coee at Calvert Library
Southern Branch. is month's topic is
"Vacations." Share your stories and hear others.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Calvert Library
Southern Branch.
Rethinking Conict: Part of “One Maryland,
One Book.” Free interactive workshop to
examine the nature of conict and learn eective
techniques to resolve it. Facilitators from the
Community Mediation Center will use scenes
from the book, King Peggy, the One Maryland
One Book title. Reading the book isn't required
but it would be helpful. Co-sponsored by e
Calvert Interfaith Council, Calvert Library and
the Community Mediation Center of Calvert.
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Calvert Library Prince
Thursday, September 12
Town Hall Meeting: Interested in the public
transportation issues in Calvert County? Come
to this talk about the pros and cons, status quo
and possibilities. Co-sponsored with League of
Women Voters and the Commission for
Women. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Calvert
Library Prince Frederick.
Bay Breeze Concert: at 7:30 p.m. on the porch
of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum,
4155 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach: "e Dixie
Power Trio with the New Line Brass" Rock n'
Roll and Zydeco. FREE!
Friday, September 13
Spaghetti Dinner: Special Guest Chef Clara
Mae’s award-winning spaghetti and meatballs
with all the trimmings. Hosted by the American
Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 Auxiliary
from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. this is a meal you won’t
soon forget. Come to the lower level dining
room. Cost is $10 including sides and beverage.
e Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.
Questions may be directed to (301) 855-6466.
Public warmly invited.
Saturday, September 14
2013 Regional Lay Pastors Ministry Confer-
ence: Registration deadline Sept. 8. – see listing
under that date.
Blood Drive: At St. Paul's Episcopal Church in
Prince Frederick. 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. To
schedule please call-800-redcross. Walk-ins also
welcome. Come give the gift of life!
Friends of Library Sidewalk Book Sale:
ousands of used books available at great
prices. Proceeds go to Friends of the Library to
augment library events, materials and services.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Calvert Library Prince
Huge Yard Sale: At the North Beach Volun-
teer Fire Department. 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Have stu to sell? To reserve a table, please
contact Diana (410) 231-1775. Tables are
available for $15 ea./$25 for two (must be
reserved in advance, for additional tables check
with Diana).
Community Health Fair: At Middleham/St.
Peter’s Parish Great Hall on Trueman Road in
Lusby. Free health screenings and assessments
for weight, blood pressue, body composition,
vascular risk, pulmonary function, diabetes,
vision and hearing, Derma Scans to determine
your skin damage from sun exposure, dental
clinic, lab tests for cholesterol and more. Educa-
tional displays with a dietician on hand to
answer questions, ask a vet (pet care), plus bike
safety and car seat checks by the Sheri’s
Department and so much more. 9:00 a.m. –
1:00 p.m. Free!
Chess Saturdays at the Library: Chess
enthusiasts or wannabe enthusiasts come with
or without your own chess set to the library the
2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m.
to noon. All ages and levels welcome! At the
Twin Beaches Library Branch in Chesapeake
Scavenger Hunt Trail Ride: Freedom Hill
Horse Rescue in Owings will host this fun
benet for the organization on September 14
from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 2905
Chaneyville Road, Owings. Registration $20
and lunch $5. Call (410) 610-1846 for more
Learn Mahjongg: If you live in the Southern
end of the county and want to learn how to play
Mahjongg without driving to Prince Freder-
ick… now you can! 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at
the Calvert Library Southern Branch. Free!
Pastry Portraits: is new show at CalvART
Gallery in Prince Frederick features deliciously
portrayed delicacies by watercolorist Mary
Blumberg and pastel artist Sylvia Hill. rough
Oct. 6, with the opening reception of this
scrumptious visual delight from 5:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. on Sept. 14. e CalvART Gallery is
located in the Prince Frederick Center between
Dreamweaver Cafe and Sakura restaurants at
the intersection of Rt. 4 and Rt. 231. For more
info, call (410) 535-9252 or
Open Wed. – Sun. from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00
Benet Concert: for Jerey ompson, who
has been accepted into the 2013 National
Association of Music Educators (NAfME)
All-National Choir. To cover these expenses,
Jerey will be performing a concert on Septem-
ber 14 at 2:00 p.m. at All Saints Church in
Sunderland (corner of Rts. 2/4). He will be
accompanied by Mrs. Marci Fleck, his elemen-
tary school music teacher. e concert is free,
but donations will be accepted to help pay for
transportation and registration costs for his trip
to Nashville, TN for the NAfME event next
e Aair at Point Farm: e Friends of
Jeerson Patterson Park & Museum host their
annual benet auction and dinner that features
exciting live and silent auctions, plentiful food
and drink and lively entertainment from 6:00
p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Proceeds support the archaeol-
ogy, heritage, history and environmental
education programs and events at JPPM.
Reservations are required. Call (410) 586-8501
or visit for more info.
Country Dance: For a fun time, come to the
Country Dance at the American Legion 206. If
you can't dance, teachers will be available to
give instruction. One hour lessons begin at
7:00 p.m. followed by dancing from 8:00 p.m.
until midnight. e modest price of $15.00 per
person includes soft drinks or draft beer and
light munchies. Hosted by the American
Legion 206 in the upper level ballroom in
Chesapeake Beach on Route 260. Public
warmly welcomed. For information call (301)
p.m. at the new auditorium of the College of
Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus.
For more info, visit or