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People on the Go Continue Camp Out for Calvert
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Homelessness is a very real problem in Calvert County, one to be highlighted at the second annual Camp Out for Calvert County. Project ECHO hosted the first campout in 2012. When they heard Project ECHO did not plan to hold a second Camp Out for Calvert fundraiser this fall, People on the Go of Calvert County stepped up and asked if they could host it instead and donate the proceeds to Project ECHO. Executive Director of Project ECHO, Trish Gipson said she was pleased for see the group step up to the challenge. People on the Go is a self advocacy group for individuals with intellectual and developmental challenges. Their initiative in taking on the campout is “absolutely awesome,” Gipson said, adding any disabilities members of People on the Go have are overshadowed by their “ability to get out and help in the community.” People on the Go was one of the biggest participating groups at the 2012 campout, Gipson said. Gipson was pleased with the success of the campout last year but, combined with the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot and other fundraisers, didn’t feel they would be able to devote the time necessary to the event. Gipson felt something was missing, but couldn’t identify what. Project ECHO decided to put the campout on hold, take a look at similar events throughout the country and revive the project at a later date. This was a letdown for People on the Go participants who enjoyed last year’s campout, said Arc of Southern Maryland Senior Employment Team Specialist Connie Willoughby. They had already been preparing for the next one. So, instead of giving up on the fun night out, Willoughby said they decided to ask if they could host it themselves. They chose a superhero theme, and tackled their adopted task with enthusiasm, Willoughby. Individuals, families and groups are welcome to attend the campout. Activities will include a superhero challenge, cornhole, volleyball, ladderball, musical entertainment and s’mores around the campfire. Admission is $1 per person. Participants can raise funds for Project ECHO by asking for sponsorships. Kings Landing will provide gated security within the park. Participants are asked to bring their own tent and camping gear. They are encouraged to bring food, non-alcoholic beverages and charcoal for the on-site grill. The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 13. For more information, call 410-535-2413 or visit Individual participants will be grouped into teams of no more than five campers and one leader. Organizations can have as many teams as they wish. The camp out event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. to Sunday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m.

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Deputy Sheriff David Gatton recently joined the lineup of candidates aiming for a position on the Board of County Commissioners in the 2014 election. “I never wanted to go anywhere else,” said Gatton, a lifelong member of Calvert County at 50 years old, of his intention to remain in the county. Gatton is currently a deputy sheriff with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, a position he has held for 10 years. Should he be elected to the board of county commissioners he may have to leave that position, a decision Gatton said he would have no trouble making. “It would take a nanosecond to retire from being a deputy to be a commissioner,” Gatton said. Gatton decided to run for the position in an effort to help the county break out of a “stagnant” period. County officials do things the way they do them simply because it’s always been done that way, Gatton said. An example of this is in the Department of Community Planning and Development and the Division of Inspections and Permits. He said he’s spoken to a number of people with “horror stories” about their difficulties in obtaining permits to build a home or business or add on to an existing building. As a commissioner, Gatton’s first project would be looking at the procedures the de partments function under and develop a way to streamline the permitting process. Gatton encourages voters to actually listen to every candidate’s platforms and choose the candidates with

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the county’s best interest at heart instead of simply voting for incumbents or familiar names. Gatton is concerned about revenue bleeding out of the county. The commissioners authorized paying The Lawrence Group, based out of North Carolina, to conduct a charrette for the Prince Frederick Master Plan update. In addition to his concern about paying an outof-county company to help develop a local master plan, he said the plan showed approximately $460 million in retail sales that bleed out of the county and into St. Mary’s County, Waldorf, Washington, D.C. and other larger shopping areas. Gatton said he knows the county won’t be able to stop all revenue from leaving Calvert, but if the county could even prevent 20 percent of the current loss it would be significant, he said. He advocates developing the old Calvert Middle School property into a specialty store not currently found in Calvert, such as a Whole Foods Market. This would increase revenue for the county and provide additional jobs. Calvert county is Gatton’s home and he has no intention of sitting by idly when he thinks he can make it a better place. “I don’t plan to just let it go,” he said. For more information, visit DavidGattonForCalvertCountyCommissioner2014. The deadline to file for candidacy in the election is 9 p.m. Feb. 25, 2014.
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Pay Increases on the Horizon for Elected Officials
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The Compensation Review Board voted for near across-the-board pay increases for public officials. Currently, the Board of County Commissioners president makes $44,500 per year and the rest of the board members make $42,000 per year. Commissioners are included in the county employee benefit and pension plan. The board voted unanimously to continue to include them in the benefit plan. They voted 6-1, with Compensation Board Chairman Robert Reed against, to leave their pay the same. This is in line with the requests of both Commissioner President Pat Nutter and commissioner Evan Slaughenhoupt, who told the board at their Aug. 12 meeting they would prefer to have no pay increase because they could not assure county employees would have pay increases in coming years. The sheriff now makes $87,000 per year with an option to participate in a county savings plan to which the county contributes 5 percent to and the sheriff contributes three percent of the equivalent of the sheriff's pay. After discussion about what would be too high and how much would be enough to encourage a healthy pool of candidates for the sheriff’s office in coming years, the board voted 5-2, with Reed and board member Jack Upton against, for a one time increase of the sheriff’s pay by 4 percent, to $90,480. The county treasurer currently makes $51,000 per year. The board voted 6-1, with Reed against, to a one-time increase in the treasurer’s compensation by 2 percent to, meaning the treasurer would receive $52,020 per year. Currently, the chief judge of the orphan’s court makes $8,950 and the associate orphan’s court judges make $8,750 per year. The board voted 6-1, with Reed against, to give them a one-time pay increase of 2 percent, meaning the chief judge would receive $9,130 and the judges would receive $8,925 per year. The Board of County Commissioners, the Calvert County Democratic and Republican committees and the 29th legislative district delegation are among the groups to delegate members to the review board, which first met on July 29. They will forward their recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners for review before the commissioners bring it to the local delegation in preparation for the 2014 legislative session.

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Mark Your Calendar! Race Day is October 5, 2013

Calvert Memorial Hospital’s 4th annual 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, October 5. Join the fun and run or walk around beautiful Solomons Island. Funds raised will benefit the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care. You can register online at www. or in person at the KeepWell Center.

Donations are tax-deductible as applicable by law.

Congressman Hoyer Files for Re-Election
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement last Friday after officially filing his candidacy for re-election to represent Maryland’s Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives: “I am proud to seek re-election in Maryland’s Fifth District, which I have been honored to represent in Congress. Throughout my career, I have fought tirelessly to protect and create good-paying jobs, put our nation on a sound fiscal path, strengthen the middle class, support our seniors and veterans, and secure fair pay and benefits for federal employees. In the Fifth District and in Washington, I will continue to work on a bipartisan basis to address these important priorities. “I remain committed to replacing the sequester in its entirety with a balanced alternative that protects jobs, national security, and investments in our future. I am also focused on strengthening our economy and creating jobs through the Make It In America plan I’ve put forward in Congress to strengthen manufacturing and create jobs that pay well here in Maryland and throughout the country. Additionally, I remain dedicated to protecting the Medicare guarantee for our seniors, ending the backlog our veterans are facing, and ensuring equal pay for equal work. “I look forward to continuing to work on behalf of Fifth District residents over the next year and earning their vote for re-election.”  

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Neighborhood Watch Meeting
By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer Calvert County Neighborhood Watch Program held a meeting on Monday, Sept. 9 at the Holiday Inn Express in Prince Frederick. Speaker Amy Bucher, coordinator of the Maryland Access Program (MAP) was in attendance at the meeting and gave information about the new program, whose Calvert branch was opened in March. The MAP program connects the citizens of Maryland with other resources and programs in the area that are available to them. MAP is geared towards people aged 18 and older with disabilities, giving them community support. Currently, MAP services 21 counties in Maryland and the website can put the user in contact with sources close to them, even if they are not a part of the Calvert

County Area. MAP along with the State Health Insurance Program, (SHIP) is in the process of developing a single application for all the services that are in conjunction with the Medicare Part D open enrollment program, opening in October. MAP also supplies medical equipment for loan such as walkers, canes and other equipment that may benefit those who need it. The next Calvert County Neighborhood Watch Program Meeting is tentatively scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit

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There’s No Place Like the North Beach Senior Center
“Ten Years ago, it took a community to build a center,” said Department of Aging Division Chief Susan Justice during the Wizard of Oz themed celebration of the 10th anniversary of the North Beach Senior Center on Sept. 5. The morning’s celebration was just one example of the activities at the senior center, said North Beach Town Council Member Randy Hummel. He said seniors in the beaches have come to expect that type of creative energy in any activity at the center. “It was a great day when the senior center was opened,” Hummel said during a presentation on behalf of the North Beach Town Council.

Photos by Sarah Miller Glinda the Good Witch (Colleen Cofod), Dorothy (Keri Lipperini), the Tin Man (Phillip Long) and the Cowardly Lion (Kathy Shannon) made the trip from Oz to celebrate the North Beach Senior Center’s 10th anniversary.

Even the appearance of Wicked Witch of the West (Ricca Baker) couldn’t ruin the party at the senior center.

Terry Marsh entertains the senior center with songs from “The Wizard of Oz” and other tunes.

The Scarecrow (Linda Hofmann) made sure to take plenty of pictures.


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Sheriff’s Blotter
The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports.


Daube to pay the fare. After doing so, Daube started to yell and scream and punched at the officer. Wilson responded and arrested Daube. Disorderly Case #13-53284 & 53290: Two men were arrested for disorderly conduct in separate incidents in the parking lot of Captain Biggs Bar in Chesapeake Beach on September 7. The first incident occurred at 12:37 a.m. when Cpl. S. Parrish arrested Travis Harris D. Harris, 24 of Prince Frederick, when the owner of the establishment told Harris to leave but he began arguing and cursing at Cpl. Parrish. The second incident occurred at 1:03 a.m. when DFC J. Boerckel Hardesty observed Samual J. Boerckel, 24 of Dunkirk, drinking a beer in the parking lot. Boerckel was asked to dispose of the beer inside the bar. After doing so, Boerckel came outside and advised Hardesty that his ride was waiting for him out back. Hardesty escorted Boerckel to the rear but Boerckel then advised there was no ride waiting for him. Boerckel was asked to leave and then became disorderly, yelling obscenities. He was advised to stop or be arrested. He continued to do so and was arrested. Both men were charged with failure to obey a lawful order and disorderly conduct. Boerckel was also charged with resisting arrest.

During the week of September 2 through September 8 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1334 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website. Go to and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward. Burglary Case #13-53358: Someone entered a shed behind a home in the 3300 block of Recker Road in Chesapeake Beach sometime between August 24 and September 2 and stole $1700 worth of tools. A Makita blue power saw, a yellow and black jackhammer, a Sawzall with a blue handle, two silver and black skill saws and a red air compressor were taken. Dep. J. Brown is investigating. Burglary Case #13-52552: Unknown suspect(s) entered a barn in the 8400 block of Stevens Road in Owings between 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on September 3 and stole 4 cases of oil. DFC R. Cress is investigating. Burglary Case #13-52661: A home in the 3600 block of 6th Street in North Beach was burglarized sometime between August 30 and September 3. Approximately $3400 worth of jewelry was stolen. DFC R. Kreps is investigating CDS Violation Case #13-52688: On September 3 at 11:54 p.m. DFC A. Mohler conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Applebee Restaurant parking lot. He found the driver and lone passenger to both be in possession of suspected drugs. The driver, Sarah Joann Miles, 28 of Severn, and passenger, Jamie Lynn Maguire, 29 of St. Leonard, were both arrested and each was charged with possession of a schedule IV drug; Alprazolam, possession of a schedule II drug; Cocaine, possession of a schedule II drug; Phencyclidine, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a digital scale, possession of a schedule IV drug; Alprazolam in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute, and possession of a schedule II drug; Cocaine in sufficient quantity to indicate an intention to distribute. CDS Violation Case #13-53500: On September 7 at 11 p.m. on Md. Rt. 231 west of Calvert Fair Drive in Prince Frederick, DFC A. Mohler arrested Thomas Edwin Bateman Bateman, 22 of LaPlata, and charged him with possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a section of a soda can, and possession of paraphernalia; a hypodermic syringe with needle. Mohler had stopped Bateman’s vehicle because he had been swerving on and off the roadway and appeared to be under the influence. Bateman was also charged with driving under the influence of drugs and/ or alcohol and other traffic violations. Disorderly Case #13-53523: On September 8 at 1:31 a.m. DFC R. Wilson responded to the parking lot of the Holiday Inn in Solomons for the report of a disorderly male. Dustin Jeffrey Daube, Daube 43 of Hollywood, was arrested and charged with destruction of property over $500 and second degree assault. Daube had gotten on a bus that operates between the hotel and several bar establishments on the island but was refusing to pay the fare. He then began to kick the door of the bus and cracked the left lower window of the door. Another passenger on the bus, a law enforcement officer at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, identified himself as a police officer and got



Destruction of Property Case #13-52907: A vehicle parked outside a home in the 9600 block of Boyds Turn Road in Owings sustained $250 in damage between September 4 and 5 when unknown person(s) shot the rear passenger door with what may have been a .22 caliber bullet. DFC A. Locke is investigating. Burglary Case #13-53179: Someone entered a detached unlocked garage of a home in the 9900 block of H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby sometime between August 23 and September 6 and stole over $800 worth of tools. A Craftsman 11amp router, an Echo backpack leaf blower, an 18 inch Echo gas powered chain saw and a red case holding a Door Butt Jig were all taken. DFC A. Clas is investigating.

Maryland State Police Blotter
The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports.
September 2013 is “Hunger Action Month” in Maryland: The Maryland State Police and the State Highway Administration have teamed up with the Maryland Food Bank to promote and assist with a Food Drive Drop Off. 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 specific items that are accepted, please visit www. or You may also pick up a brochure containing this information at the Prince Frederick Barrack. The Maryland Food Bank is a 501©3 nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible. Possession of Heroin: On Sept. 2 at 11:26 p.m., Trooper Follin responded to the Super 8 Motel in Prince Frederick reference to a fake I.D. A guest had checked into the motel using a false identification. Investigation revealed that the guest had used a relative’s identification to register. During the investigation, Heroin and drug paraphernalia were located. Brittany A. Dibble, 19 of Prince Frederick, was arrested and incarcerated in the Calvert County Detention Center. Disorderly Conduct: On Sept. 3 at 2:31 p.m., Trooper First Class Esnes observed an intoxicated subject walking in the roadway on Rt. 4 at Rt. 2 in Sunderland. When the Trooper intervened, the subject became disorderly and argumentative, while continuing to pose a safety hazard. William J. Gray Sr., 54 of Owings, was placed under arrest and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Possession of Drugs: On Sept. 3 at 6:04 p.m., Trooper First Class Esnes stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Main St. in Prince Frederick. A search of the vehicle revealed Marijuana, Ecstasy and drug paraphernalia. Connor S. Peterson, 21 of Lusby, was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. DUI and Possession of CDS: On Sept. 4 at 9:31 p.m., Trooper First Class Esnes stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on German Chapel Rd. in Prince Frederick. The driver, Billie Jo Wood, 49 of Prince Frederick was arrested for driving under the influence. A search of the vehicle revealed marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Wood was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

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History in the Present
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer From Washington, D.C. to Normandy and Paris, France – two representatives from Calvert High School had the experience of a lifetime this summer. Calvert High School senior Hannah Aris and teacher Aimee Sanner spent the end of June studying World War II after being accepted into the Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom project offered through The Albert H. Small Student and Teacher Institute and National History Day. The summer of 2013 was the third year National History Day had sponsored the trip, the second year Sanner submitted essays to participate and the first year a pair from Calvert County was chosen. The major assignment for the students and teachers who went to Normandy was the Fallen Soldier Project, according to www. Each student/teacher team researched a soldier from their home state who fought and died at Normandy. Aris and Sanner chose Bernard L. "Barney" Toobin, who landed and died on Utah Beach, and James Martin, one of Aris’s relations who fought in WWII. Aris and Sanner were among 15 student/teacher pairs from across the country to journey to Normandy. They have kept in touch with their fellow teachers and students, and Sanner is planning a 10 year reunion in France with the teachers. Aris had to renew her passport for the trip, this was Sanner’s first trip out of the country. Out of country travel proved to be

Father Fighting for Son’s School Record
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Huntingtown resident Bruce Henkelman came before the Board of Education during their Sept. 5 meeting to inform them of his intention to file a federal lawsuit against the school system if Daniel Henkelman’s December 2012 suspension isn’t expunged from his permanent record and the family is issued an apology. Henkelman claimed his son’s first amendment rights were violated after saying the word “gun” on the school bus while riding home from Northern Middle School. He was talking about the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary with a couple friends on the bus and said he wished he had a gun so he could protect the school during such an incident. The bus driver took Daniel back to the school where they were met by Northern Middle School administrators and a Calvert County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who questioned the child. The principal and the officer both told Daniel they were proud that he wanted to protect the school, but he wasn’t allowed to use the word gun at school or on the bus. This was an example of a zero tolerance policy, Henkelman said, and one that was not just. Daniel was summarily suspended for 10 days, through he was only out of school for one day. The rest of the suspension coincided with winter break, according to documents provided to Henkelman at the meeting. He told the board they had been informed multiple times about Calvert County Public School’s response to the Henkelman’s request for Daniel’s record to be expunged and an apology issued, but had heard nothing. Board President Eugene Karol said they needed time to review the matter. The Henkelman family is being represented by attorney Richard Mast.


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vastly different from her in country travel experiences, Sanner said. She was helping to keep track of 30 people, in addition to having to check luggage in a different location at an airport she hadn’t flown out of before. Once they got to France, none of the signs were in English, which only added to the confusion. Finally, they got to their hotel room in Bayeux, France, which Sanner said was very inviting to the teachers and students. Sanner and Aris agreed their most memorable experiences in Normandy were visiting the beaches and being able to look out over Omaha Beach from the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. The only part of the trip Sanner and Aris paid for was transportation to George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and their souvenirs. Travel to and from France, hotels and food are paid for through the Albert H. Small Student and Teacher Institute. Sanner intends to apply again with a different student for the summer of 2014. Aris, is ineligible to apply because the opportunity is only open to sophomores and juniors. Aris hopes to study abroad while in college. She said she wanted to go to Australia, but after her experiences in Normandy she is thinking about studying in France. For more information, including their website about Toobin, visit normandyinstitute.htm.

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College of Southern Maryland Celebrates Completion of Latest Building
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer College of Southern Maryland staff and county officials came out for the formal ribbon cutting for the brand new building at CSM’s Prince Frederick campus. The dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony of Building B, built to LEED-certified standards, took place on the Prince Frederick Campus on Sept. 10. Using similar architectural features of the Flagship Building, this 30,000-square-foot building addressed the growing needs of the Calvert County campus, including offering a new home for the Nuclear Engineering Technology program. CSM President Bradley Gottfried thanked the Board of County Commissioners and community members who made the new building possible. “We’ll be talking soon about a third building,” he joked, adding there is a vision for five buildings at the Prince Frederick location.

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On August 02,, Gregory W. Ostrander, a resident of Chesapeake Beach, filed with the Board of Elections for one of the at large Calvert County Board of Education seats in the 2014 election. Born in Oakland, California, Ostrander moved with his family to the Finger Lakes region of New York shortly before his 8th grade school year. After graduating from Waterloo High School in 1997, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served as a cryptologic technician for 7 ½ years. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Ostrander was hired by his current employer in 2005 after he moved to Maryland. Ostrander received his AA from Finger Lakes Community College, his BS in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland University College and is currently working on his MS in Criminal Justice Management. Ostrander is married to the former Olivia Field, also a Navy veteran. Greg and Olivia have three children, Brody (7 years old, 2nd grade at Sunderland), Danielle (6 years old, 1st grade at Sunderland) and Katie (4 years old). Throughout this campaign, Ostrander will talk about fiscal responsibility, decreasing the gap in test scores by

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New Forum to Address Scams, Abuse Targeted at Seniors
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Eighty percent of scam victims are over the age of 65. Seventy-nine percent of financial fraud cases are perpetrated by family members. With the baby boomer generation getting older, issues involving fraud are becoming more prevalent, according to Office on Aging Division Chief Susan Justice. The upcoming Protecting Our Seniors forum is the first event in the Office on Aging’s campaign to create community awareness about elder abuse, scams and fraud. Forum speakers will be State’s Attorney Laura Martin, retired Lt. Colonel Thomas Hejl from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Social Services Adult Services Supervisor Janis Pressley. Justice will serve as the moderator. The forum will help seniors and the community recognize the signs of abuse, how to protect from scams and who to contact if a senior feels they are being taken advantage of or if a family member is concerned, Justice The department of social services can evaluate situations and either intervene if necessary or refer the case to appropriate agencies. Martin has been involved in similar forums in the past. “I get in the community as much as I possibly can,” Martin said, adding the combined goal of the sheriff’s office, the state’s attorney’s office and other groups is to prevent incidents before they happen. The way to do that is to get information into the community, Martin said. Martin will have information about the county’s new family violence unit, scheduled to be initiated in January, which will encompass child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and elder abuse. There is a lot of crossover in those types of cases, Martin said, and by creating a group to keep track they can spot patterns or have families work with the same person every time. Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Katherine Marsh will oversee the new unit, bringing 10 years of said.

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experience with child abuse and neglect into play, Martin said. The state’s attorney’s office will hire an additional attorney to work on the unit in January. Child abuse, domestic abuse and elder abuse all fall into a domestic violence category, Martin said. Justice recently spoke to a senior who fell for a common scam – someone called saying their grandson is in jail and needed bail money. The senior gave the caller account information and didn't realize what happened until the call was over. Justice hopes to prevent similar situations through education. Family members initiate more that 70 percent of such scams, she said. Most victims are not alone. Nine out of 10 times, perpetrators have targeted other seniors with similar scams, Martin said. In most cases, the victim is too embarrassed to admit they were taken advantage of. “You cannot force a victim to come forward,” Martin said. “You just hope they will.” Victims can report crimes to whomever they feel comfortable talking to. Agencies share information, Martin said, and the more often scams are reported the more likely it is they can be prevented in the future. Other common cons include construction or paving scams. Unlicensed contractors will go to homes and say they have leftover materials from another project and would be willing to perform a service at a reduced rate, Hejl said. The catch is they will use unsafe materials, leave projects undone or do projects so badly they pose a safety risk. In one case, a so-called driveway resurfacing company was simply painting the driveway surface black. There was no asphalt involved at all. Seniors can protect themselves from construction scams by researching the contractors to ensure they are licensed. They should never pay upfront, Hejl said, and should always get a written contract for work to be done. The Department of Aging invited Hejl to speak at the forum because he's done presentations on scams and fraud at each of the senior centers in Calvert and has built a rapport with seniors in the county. Hejl has been talking to senior groups about fraud for more than 25 years, having started while he was with the state police and continuing during his time with the sheriff’s office. He intends to remain up to date and continue working with seniors to avoid scams. Seniors are targeted for a number of reasons, Hejl said. The first is they tend to be a more trusting population. Because they did not grow up with the Internet and other forms of modern-day mass communication, seniors don’t stop to question phishing

scams. Aging Client Services Manager Tunya Taylor has heard about a number of confidence scams nationwide that target seniors. In some confidence scams, an individual will begin a relationship with a senior and, over time, begin offering unsound investment advice or asking for little favors that get progressively bigger. Sometimes, seniors are so grateful for the companionship they offer to share their assets as payment. This is how some seniors lose everything they have, Justice said. “They want to see what’s right with someone and get taken,” Hejl said. Not everyone wants to take advantage of seniors, Justice said. To protect seniors from such scams, locations such as hospitals, senior centers and nursing homes have ethics codes that prevent employees from accepting gifts from clients. The best way for seniors to protect themselves is to always get a second opinion, Justice said. Seniors should always go over their bills to ensure they are only paying for services they use, or that nothing is being charged to their credit cards and bank accounts that they did not authorize. Sometimes a mistake is just that, Taylor said, but it needs to be reported before it can be put right. If seniors suspect something is wrong, they can report it to the Office on Aging, the state’s attorney’s office, the sheriff’s office or whomever they feel comfortable with. The agencies will work together to sort everything out, Justice said. If anyone, not just seniors, believes they have been victimized they should contact the police. “That’s what they’re there for,” Hejl said, adding the police will investigate and try to remedy the matter. The Department of Aging requests people to pre-register for the forum. Day of registrations will be accepted, and registration is free. “We’re not going to turn anyone away,” said Taylor. The forum is open to anyone over the age of 18. Family members and friends can help prevent elder abuse and scams by being attentive and talking to seniors. The forum will cover warning signs to look for that indicate a senior is being taken advantage of, abused or neglected. A continental breakfast will be served and there will be door prizes and giveaways, Taylor said. The forum will be on Sept. 14 at the Calvert Pines Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, call 410-5354606 or 301-855-1170.


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Finding Alternatives for Unacceptable Sewer, Water Rates
Now that we were successful in getting enough signatures on the petition drive, this is where we are in the process. The majority of the Town Council decided not to schedule a special election, therefore delaying the referendum vote until 2016. This is an option afforded 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 1,000 gallons. This rate was agreed upon at a work session on August 19th. The 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. The 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 taxes. The 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 %. Their 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. This is unfair to current Town citizens. I believe that if a person disagrees with the plans of elected officials, they have an obligation to do more than complain. Therefore, 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 fixed and variable factors. Specifically, all users will pay the same for fixed 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. This 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. This has helped make Chesapeake Beach a great place to live. On September 19th 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, Md.

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The Calvert Gazette runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to after noon on Mondays may run in the following week’s edition.
celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in February 2013. Marian was an expert in mahjong, scrabble and crossword puzzles. She was also an excellent cook and Dicie A. Hudler, age 69, died on Sepwas famous for her chocolate chip cookies. She was tember 4, at home in Lusby, Maryland. an avid reader and enjoyed murder mysteries. Marian Dicie was born in Woodstock, Maryland to George was active in the North Beach Senior Center and was a Washington Britton and Mary Estelle (Bowling) member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Britton.  She was born on April 10, 1944.  It was a She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters clean sunny day with a temperature of 70 degrees.  Irene Ruppert and Susanna Williams and brother John Sunrise was at 6:38 a.m. and sunset was at 7:39 p.m. L. Davis. At a young age, the family moved from Woodstock Surviving are her husband Ardis Michael Cole; to Laurel, Maryland.  Shortly after, she moved to daughter Mary Eileen Covault and her husband MiForestville and District Heights, Maryland.   On chael of Meridian, ID; sons James Michael Cole of May 8, 1974, she married William Hudler and Fresno, Cali, Thomas Ardis Cole of Severna Park, moved to Clinton, Maryland.  In June, 1995, they Md., and Russell William Cole and his wife Margaret moved to Calvert County.  Dicie was employed of Laurel, Md. Also surviving are six grandchildren, at High’s Dairy where she retired in 1990.  This alSummer Cole of San Franscio, CA, Aynnie Miller and lowed her to be a full-time mom and housewife.  her husband Kurtis of Lafayette, IN, Ronda Gentry She loved working around her home and yard.  and her husband Stacey of Kingsport, Tenn., Sarah Her greatest joy was spending time with famDavis and her husband Chadwick of Salt Lake City, ily, children and friends.  Along with gardenUtah, Evan Wells and his wife Baohong “Ruby” of ing, Dicie enjoyed collecting baby dolls and porMadison, WI and Emily Wells of Minneapolis, MN, celain angels.  Her favorite book was The Bible. and four great grandchildren. Dicie is survived by her husband, William B. Hudler.  Friends were received from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at She is the loving mother of Norma Jean Welch-WilRausch Funeral Home, P.A., where a funeral service liams, Thomas T. (Stacey) Welch, Jr., Michael D. and celebration of Marian’s life followed at 10:30 a.m. Welch, Terry L. (Greg) Welch Kerns, George W. (KarThe services were officiated by her granddaughter en) Pruden, William Benjie (Eric Boykin) Hudler, and Rev. Ronda Gentry. Interment followed at Southern Angela Marie Hudler.  She is the devoted grandmother Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk. Memorial contributions of Maria (Bobby) Haller, Melissa (Stephen) Smithmay be made to Children’s National Medical Center, King, Michelle (Joe) Abresch, Michael Williams, Washington, D.C. Krystal Pruden, Rebecca Kerns, Hannah Kerns, Thomas T. Welch, III, Tyler Welch, George Pruden, Kayla Kerns and Emily Kerns.  Dicie also loved her great-grandchildren, Robert Haller, III, Triston SmithKing, Kylie Haller, Aubri King and Joseph Abresch, III. She is also survived by sisters, Elise (Harold) Busby Della Elizabeth Crouse, and Irene Foltz and brothers, Hagon (Jane) Britton and 87, of St. Leonard, Maryland Kenneth (Nancy) Britton.  She was predeceased by passed away on September 1, in her parents, George Washington Britton, Mary Estelle Washington D.C. She was born in Britton and one sister, Jaunita Taylor. Rural Retreat, Virginia on March Family invited friends to Lee Funeral Home, 9, 1926 to the late Cleo Settle and September 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. Where Funeral Ser- Gordon Hale. Besides her parvices were on Tuesday, September 10 at 10 a.m. Inter- ents, Della is preceded in death ment will be at Cedar Hill, Suitland, Maryland. by her loving husband, Walter Fred Crouse, her devoted daughters, Betty A. Bowen and Mary H. Ledford and two brothers, Raymond and Marvin Hale. Della was a wonderful cook and worked at Marian D. Cole, age 87, of Chesapeake Hills Country Club for over 20 years. She Dunkirk, Md., passed away Sepgot her enjoyment in life out of playing Bingo, and tember 3, at Washington Hospiwatching the Price is Right. She touched many lives by tal Center. She was born January her gracious and giving heart that put everyone else’s 12, 1926 in Marietta, Ohio to needs and wants ahead of hers. Minor Wayne and Susanna (EvDella is survived by her adoring grandchildren, ans) Davis. Marian was raised in Mary E. Armiger of Prince Frederick, Maryland, HelLinthicum Heights, Md., where en Sue Miller of Lusby, Maryland, Denise J. Crivella she attended school. As a young of Broomes Island, Maryland and Allen Lee Ledford, woman, she was a secretary with Jr. of Lusby, Maryland. Great grandmother of AnAmerican Can Company and was later a legal secre- gela Armiger, Melissa Campbell, Roger Armiger and tary for a Baltimore firm. She married Ardis Michael Christianna L. Crivella, she is also survived by three Cole February 15, 1948 at Linthicum Heights Method- Great great grandchildren and her sister Helen Church ist Church. The couple lived in numerous places dur- of Greensboro, N.C. ing her husband’s military career, her favorite which The family will receive friends on Friday Sepwas Hawaii, where they spent three years. They re- tember 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the tired and settled in Dunkirk in 1978. Rausch Funeral Home, where services will be held on Marian aspired to be a wife and mother, which Saturday September 7, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow she did lovingly. She and Michael raised 4 children and in Waters Memorial UMC Cemetery. Memorial con-

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tributions may be made to In Gods Care Home, 1365 Delight Court, St. Leonard, Maryland 20685

Virginia Margueritte Hopkins, 95
Virginia Margueritte Hopkins, age 95, of Owings, Md., passed away peacefully September 7. She was born December 5, 1917 in Waynesboro, Kentucky to Elmer Ellsworth and Katie (Bennett) Hopkins. She was still a preschooler when her family moved to Alexandria, Va., where she was educated in the Alexandria public school system. She retired in 1975 after 35 years of service as a cashier for Giant Food Company. She enjoyed her work at Giant where she made many life long friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer E. and Katie (Bennett) Morris, her husband Gordon Joseph Hopkins and sisters Margery Graves and Dorothy Monroe. Surviving are her sons Geoffrey W. Sikorski and his wife Donna of Apple Valley, Cala., and Michael J. Hopkins and his wife Jayne of Owings, Md., grandchildren Geoffrey W. Secora and his wife Monica of Pineville, N.C., Susan Najera and her husband Jesse of Yucaipa, Calif., and Trevor Sikorski of Costa Mesa, Calif., and four great grandchildren. Friends called on Wednesday, September 11, from 10 to 11 a.m.., at the Covenant Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11a.m. Inurnment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to The Covenant Community of Good Shepherd or DeMatha Catholic High School, Hyattsville, Md.

her youth. She was a member of the Ladies of the Elks 2528. Frances enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Kenneth W. Ferguson and daughters Paula McNees of Glen Burnie, Kathryn Khanna, Christine Rousseau and husband Chuck, all of Salisbury, Michele Hurt of Crownsville, and Kimberly Patey and husband Jon of Salisbury. Also surviving are grandchildren Rebecca Endres, Joseph and Matthew McNees, Andrew Crosby, Kenneth and Lexi Khanna, Jacob and Cade Rousseau, Sydney Hurt and Zackery, Joel and Luke Patey, and two greatgrandchildren Sailor Endres and Matthew McNees II. Family and friends will be received Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, where a funeral service and celebration of Frances’ life will be held Friday, 11a.m. Interment will follow at Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk. Memorial contributions in Frances’ name may be made to the Deale VFD. To leave condolences visit www.

Robert William Stokes, 72
Robert William “Bob” Stokes, 72, of North Beach, passed away August 23, at his residence. 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 schools. He has lived in North Beach since the 1970’s. Bob was employed by Stokes and Son 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 fishing. He also loved going on daily walks with his dogs. Bob was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy “Dot” Stokes on June 12, 2009. He is survived by a son Robert Fenton Stokes of St. Leonard and a daughter Lisa Lee Thompson 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. No services for Mr. Stokes will be held at this time. Memorial donations in his name may be made to an animal shelter of one’s choice. To leave condolences visit

Della Elizabeth Crouse, 87

Kenneth Mark Lombardo, 64
Kenneth Mark Lombardo of Huntingtown, Md., died peacefully at home September 2, with his family at his side. He passed at the age of 64 after a yearlong battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). 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, Md. Kenneth enjoyed traveling, hang-gliding, fishing, crabbing and was a member of the American Legion of 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 (Jeff), Kristina (Doug), and Amylynn (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 know him, was to love him! Family invite friends to Lee Funeral Home Calvert, P.A. (8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings, MD 20736) on Thursday, September 5 from 2 to p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., where funeral services will be held on Friday, September 6 at 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Calvert Hospice (PO Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678) Please view and sign the memorial guest book at

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Florence Alice Bast, 73
Florence Alice “Snookie” Bast, 73, a resident of Heritage Harbor, Annapolis, and a longtime resident of Shady Side, passed away August 28. She was born May 24, 1940 in Baltimore, Md., to Adam Vernon and Vivian (Miles) Schaffner. 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 twenty three 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 and husband Denver, Jeannette Moreland and husband George, Terry and Casey McAllister and wife Kelsay and Boh Hutchins; nine great-grandchildren; her former husband Robert Bast of Mayo and many brothers and sisters. Family and friends were received Friday, August 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at Rausch Funeral Home. Memorial donations in Snookie’s name may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake. For information or leave condolences, visit

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King for a Change
By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer When Peggielene Bartels received a call from her cousin in 2008, she had no idea that her life was about to change completely. Being a secretary for the Ghana Embassy in Washington D.C., she did not know about all of the happenings in her home. During that phone call, Bartels found out that her uncle, the former King if Otuam had died and that she was to take his place as the new king. “In this world we all have callings and we must be ready to accept them” Bartels said in response to her new position as king. In the history of Otuam, spanning over 200 years, all of the previous kings had been male. As she was female, Bartels, worried that she would not be accepted as King by her people because she feared that they would be “set in their old ways,” she said. Because “King” is a title in Otuam, even though she is female, Bartels could not change the title awarded to her. To become a candidate for the position of King in Ghana, the person must be “morally sound minded, educated, and physically, mentally and spiritually strong”, Bartels said. As Kings, once they are chosen, rule for life, they must be able to handle all of the hardships in the towns and villages where they rule. “Traditional rulers”, Bartels said, “are not involved in any politics. They are in power only to empower and encourage the lives of their people”. Since becoming King in 2008, Bartels has made great strides in the lives of those she governs. She has made water more accessible, putting in 7 wells around Otuam. She has made ambulances available for those that need medical attention whereas before they would have had to take a cab into the city to receive care. She has also implemented a feeding program, helping the people in her town to have more access to food. “Being a King is not an easy task,” Bartels said. She governs about 7000 people, a third of which are adolescence. “They are the future leaders,” she said. In her next trip to Ghana, Bartels plans on making public bathrooms available to her people- 20 total. She also wants to make sure there is a steady stream of toilet paper available. The different tasks that Bartels does while in power are based on the needs of her people and the funds available to them. “I can help them more while I am in the states,” she said. Instead of ruling in Ghana full time, Bartels travels there once a year for a month at a time, implementing the plans she made while away. “I pray and consult with God before I do anything,” she said. Strong in her faith, Bartels works with Shiloh Baptist Church in Landover, in order to raise both money and supplies to send to Otuam. King Peggy, Peggielene Bartels, will be making an appearance Sept. 14 at the Lexington Park Library at 2 p.m., promoting her book “King Peggy”, co-written with Eleanor Herman. A movie, based on her story is also in the process of being filmed. Royalties from both the movie and book will be sent back to the town. For more information on King Peggy, or to make a 501 C Tax-deductible PayPal donation to the town of Otuam, visit


Saturday, Sept. 14
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Dispose of common household materials that are corrosive, toxic, poisonous or flammable: garden and pool chemicals, automotive products, cleaning chemicals, oil-based paints, solvents, explosives, etc.
NOT ACCEPTED: 2-4-5 TP silvex • 30-, 50- and 85-gallon containers without prior approval • Asbestos products • Dioxin • Ketones • Infectious waste (needles, syringes, etc.) • PCBs • Radioactive materials (incl. old glow-in-dark watches, smoke alarms) NOTE: Latex paint is NOT hazardous and will not be accepted. Open the lid or add hardener; once dried it may be put with trash.
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War of 1812 Speaker Series - Dean Krimmel on Sept. 15
Southern Maryland may not be one of the most well-known theatres of the War of 1812, but this time period effected the area in great proportions and shaped the region as we know it today. On Sunday, September 15 at 3 p.m. in the new auditorium at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus, exhibit consultant Dean Krimmel will present a talk titled: How the War of 1812 Marked Southern Maryland. Mr. Krimmel served as the consultant for both the Baltimore and Southern Maryland 1812 traveling exhibits, and will talk about how he takes original research, primary documents, local stories, and artifacts to craft an exhibit that will appeal to modern sensibilities. The exhibit will be on display to provide context after the lecture. This lecture is part of the War of 1812: A Legacy of Division series which offers a wide range of perspectives on this “forgotten conflict.” The series is presented in celebration of the War of 1812 Bicentennial, by Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, in partnership with the Calvert Marine Museum, and College of Southern Maryland. Funding is provided by the Maryland Humanities Council, Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park, Star-Spangled 200, Inc., and the Calvert Marine Museum. All talks will take place in the on Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Post-lecture discussions led by either Dr. Ralph Eshelman or Dr. Bradley Gottfried will facilitate a dialogue between the presenter and the audience. For more information on the series visit: or This project was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Maryland Humanities Council. This project has been financed in part with state funds from the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission; an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, a state museum of archaeology and home to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, is a program of the Maryland Historical Trust, a division of the Maryland Department of Planning. It is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River and the St. Leonard Creek in St. Leonard, Calvert County, Md. For more information, call 410-586-8501 or visit

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Calvert Library Celebrates Volunteers


Calvert Library celebrates its volunteers and thanks them for the thousands of hours and life-changing work they give to their community through their library support! A few of them are pictured here with library staff after attending an appreciation luncheon sponsored by Friends of Calvert Library. First Row: Betty LeRose, Patricia Hofmann, Caroline Brown, Catherine Grover, Emily Mudd, Steve Kullen, Andrea Abrams Second Row: Paulita Gross, Amy Plummer, Norma Imershein, Martha Grahame, Crystal Tracy, Carole Wagner, Elisa Miller, Jennifer Miler, Terese Wells, Andrea Kroll, Mary Thulin, Tamea Bowen, Joanie Kilmon, Carrie Plymire Third Row: Mary Bannerman, Robyn Truslow, Colleen Cano, Sandra Holler, Greg Stottlemeyer, Darlene Bremer, Rich Hall, Kathleen Hammond

The Affair at Point Farm Annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction
St. Leonard-Join us for an evening of Southern Maryland hospitality at the Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum's annual fundraising event, "Affair at Point Farm" on Saturday, September 14 from 6:00 - 9:30 PM in the Pavilion at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM). Our guests, including ABC 7 Chief Meteorologist Doug Hill and several local elected officials, will enjoy a festive evening of lively music, dancing, an open bar, a mouth-watering buffet with a Southern Maryland flair, and the breathtaking views of the Patuxent River! Live and silent auctions featuring sports tickets and sports memorabilia, beautiful jewelry, art, romantic getaways, and a couple of boat excursions to include sightseeing and fishing are just a few of the many exciting items that will be up for auction when guest auctioneer, Bill Chambers, swings his gavel again this year. Some special auction items include: two tickets and a parking pass for 6 days (practice round, Pro-Am, and 4 tournament rounds) of the 2014 AT&T National PGA Tour at the Congressional Country Club; a private tour of the ABC 7 studios given by ABC 7 Chief Meteorologist Doug Hill with a live viewing of the evening news broadcast and dinner afterwards with Doug Hill; weekend cabin getaways; a week at a vacation house in Calabash NC; a 6 hour boat trip on Chesapeake Bay; and, an Elvis impersonator gig! Guests will be able to purchase a ticket for a mystery wine raffle, as well as a 50/50 raffle that will benefit renovation of the Discovery Room in the JPPM Visitor Center. Money raised at this event will help support the educational programs at JPPM, including summer camps and workshops, repair of the Indian Village, and special events such as Discovering Archaeology Day, Children’s Day on the Farm, the 1812 Fair and Reenactment, and American Indian Heritage Day. Many area businesses are sponsoring the "Affair at Point Farm" including, PEPCO, Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc., Dominion Cove Point LNG, SMECO, M&T Bank, Constellation Energy Group – Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Comcast, Community Bank of Tri-County, Marianne & John Harms, NRG Energy, Inc., and PNC Bank.

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From my Backyard to our Bay
A Calvert County Resident’s Guide to Improving Our Environment and Drinking Water
application – in the Critical Area. That topic will be addressed in more detail later in this series of articles, but the short version is this: Fertilizer-free and pesticide-free lawns are the best choice for the environment. The homeowner saves significant amounts of time and money by reducing the frequency of fertilizing and applying pesticides. Slow-release and low- or no-phosphorous fertilizers are optimal to promote a healthy environment. New lawns may require some phosphorous, but require very little once established. Don’t over-fertilize! Why? According to the Maryland Department of Agriculture, there are more than 937,000 acres of residential lawns statewide. Since 2009, more fertilizer has been applied to residential lawns than to agricultural fields. If each of us over-fertilizes our lawn by just one pound, a huge amount of excess nutrients ends up polluting groundwater, streams, rivers, reservoirs, and the Chesapeake Bay. 100-Foot Buffer: Within the Critical Area, there is an even more sensitive zone: a 100-foot buffer immediately along the shorelines that serves as a transition between upland and aquatic habitats. This Critical Area Buffer, required by the Critical Area law, is measured 100 feet inland from mean high water, the landward extent of tidal wetlands, and the edge of tributary streams. Where steep slopes or particularly sensitive soils are present, the buffer may be even greater than 100 feet. Stop and ask! Does this sound complicated? It can be. Any land- or vegetation-disturbing activities carried out within the Critical Area must follow specific provisions in the state-adopted Critical Area Criteria and local Critical Area Programs. More on the Critical Area next week…

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

The Critical Area
If you are fortunate enough to live within 1,000 feet of tidal waters or tidal wetlands, then you have some special obligations. Any changes to that area have such a direct and immediate impact on the Chesapeake Bay that in 1984 the Maryland legislature declared those lands the Critical Area and imposed special restrictions on human activities. You need to take special precautions with your yard care – especially with fertilizer, herbicide, and pesticide

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

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This is the fifth in a series of articles that Mary Ann Scott ( has adapted from From My Backyard to Our Bay in the hopes of increasing awareness of this powerful booklet that could do so much to help the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Be sure to look for the next article in next week’s Calvert Gazette!

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Thursday, September 12, 2013


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

Entertainment Calendar
Thursday, September 12
Mike Damron & Dylan Galvin of the Piranhas Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) – 8 p.m.

Dog-Gone Race Days in Solomons

First Southern Maryland Blues Festival a Success
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Southern Maryland got a taste of the blues during the inaugural Southern Maryland Blues Festival at the Calvert County Fairgrounds Sept. 7 and 8. Chesapeake Bay Events, run by father-daughter duo Don Hooker of Dunkirk and Sarah Petska of Owings, conceived of and produced the event. All proceeds went to benefit End Hunger. Local jeweler Laura Howard decided to help the cause as well, donating half her profits from the weekend’s sales to End Hunger. Chesapeake Church Reverend Robert Hahn, End Hunger founder and CEO, said he was pleased when Chesapeake Bay Events offered to host the

Friday, September 13
4 Friends Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) – 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 14
The Not So Modern Jazz Quartet The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) R&R Train Dew Drop Inn (23966 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) - 7:30-11:30 p.m. 

By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer The Humane Society of Calvert County is hosting its 11th Annual Pet 5K on Saturday, September 14. The event began as a fundraiser for the Humane Society in 2002 as a fun way for both people and dogs to be able to interact with each other. Kristy Harrocks Anderson came up with the idea and since then, the event has been a tradition to look forward to. The run is held at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Solomons, where it has been hosted since the beginning. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. and is timed by the Chesapeake Bay Running Club. Spectators are welcome to attend. There are several award divisions for the race including several for children as well as overall top male & female, and top three in each male & female age group. The event is $30 for adults, $25 for children 6 to 12 and children 5 and under are free. Tshirts are available on a first come, first serve basis for those who register for the race on the day of the event. The Annual Pet 5K will begin and end at 50 Alexander Lane. Registration begins at 7 a.m. All money raised will be used to benefit the Humane Society of Calvert County. Refreshments, dog-related gifts and a parade of adoptable dogs will also be offered at the event. For more information, visit

event. He said he was pleased with the outcome of the weekend. “I don’t think Calvert County has seen anything like this before,” he said. “There’s no more worthy cause than feeding the hungry,” she said. Maryland Senate President Mike Miller came out to support the cause. “To have a blues festival in Southern Maryland is unbelievable,” he said. The final count was over 1,000 people, according to End Hunger spokesperson Jackie Miller. They do not yet have a final number for the weekend’s proceeds.

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David Flood Morris Point Restaurant (38869 Morris Point Rd, Abell) – 5:30 p.m. GrooveSpan Duo Keepin’ It Local (25760 Colton Point Rd, Morganza) – 12 noon to 3 p.m.  GrooveSpan Greenbelt Blues Festival (113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt) – 7 p.m. Mark Scott Dou Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) – 8 p.m. Three Amigos Father andrew white school (22850 Washington Street, Leonardtown) 9 p.m.

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Brantley Gilbert Closes Out Community Concert Series

Mike Batson Photography

Mike Batson Photography

As a closing to the 2013 Community Concert Series, the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department was home to Brantley Gilbert, along with Drake Whit and Corey Smith, on Sunday, September 8. Brantley Gilbert’s music embraces more of the rock and roll side of country music, and his unique style brings him a wider range of fans. Gilbert was nominated for the Country Music Association award for new artist of the year in 2012 and won the American Country Music award for Top New Male Artist in 2013. While his debut album was released on an independent record label, that did not stop country music fans from embracing the “outlaw” side of country and recognizing him as something special. While this was Gilbert’s first time in Calvert County, the crowd made an impact on him and he left them with a promise of return.

Sunday, September 15
NFL Specials Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood)- 1 p.m.

Monday, September 16
Team Trivia Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 17
Dylan Galvin  Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell)

Wednesday, September 18
Team Trivia Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) – 7 p.m.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Library Events
Thursday, Sept. 12
• Theater Thursdays Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to 11 a.m. Bring little ones for movies and a story. 410-326-5289 • Calvert Conversations Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 10 to 11 a.m. An informal discussion of local history of interest to long-time Calvertonians and newbies. Complimentary coffee and tea. Come, relax in our living room, and share or learn something new! 410-257-2411 • Kids Just Want to Have Fun Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Reading, discussion and projects for children in K - 3rd grade. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Town Hall Meeting: Public Transportation Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Interested in the public transportation issues of Calvert County? Join us to talk about the pros & cons, status quo and possibilities. Co-sponsored with LWV and Commission for Women. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Family Night Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 7 to 8 p.m. Bring the family for a fantastic evening out with books. Each month we will explore a new title through fun filled activities and crafts. This month’s focus is photography and A World of Food by Carl Warner. Please register. 410-326-5289 • Calvert Eats Local Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Encourage local agriculture, discover ways to eat locally, and share resources, energy, and good ideas for great food! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.


Senior Citizen News
Advocate for Older Adults The Commission on Aging is seeking two new members to represent the northern part of Calvert County. The commission meets on the third Thursday of each month. Submit an application to the Board of County Commissioners for appointment or call the Office on Aging at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170. Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) Appointments for the Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) are being scheduled at each of the senior centers. MEAP assists eligible individuals and families with a one-time-per-year grant to help pay heating and electric bills. You must be income-eligible to apply. For more information, call Ann Newton at CPSC, 410535-4606 or 301-855-1170, or Liz Leclair at NBSC, 410257-2549 or SPSC, 410-586-2748. High Dose Flu Shots Available High-dose flu shots will be available to persons aged 65-plus. Appointments are required. Medicare is accepted. If you do not have Medicare there will be a $20 fee. Clinic days are: Southern Pines Senior Center, Tuesday, October 1, 10 – 11:30 a.m.; Calvert Pines Senior Center, Friday, October 4, 9:30 – 11 a.m.; North Beach Senior Center, Tuesday, October 8, 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC) Stop by Calvert Pines on Thursday, September 19, 2 p.m., for Senior Center Month Open House. Get an update on services and activities available and you could win a “Living Well” t-shirt or other goodies. North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) Save the date for the annual Spaghetti and Wine Dinner, Friday, September 27, 5 p.m. Seating is limited so sign up early! Fee: $8 per person Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) Are you or someone you know diabetic? Thursday, September 19, 12:30 p.m., Donna Chapman, nurse and certified diabetic educator, will share her expertise in an informative, enjoyable session. Local Trip Start the holiday season with a Christmas Show at the American Music Theatre and Pennsylvania DutchStyle Meal at Good ’N Plenty Restaurant in Lancaster, PA, Wednesday, November 6. This show is a spectacular combination of both seasonal and sacred music, dancing and more. The $94 fee includes transportation, show and lunch. Relax and enjoy a Nighttime Tour of Washington, DC, Wednesday, December 18. See the most popular Washington, DC attractions by moonlight on a two and a half hour bus tour. The trip will also include the National Christmas Tree alight. The $59 fee includes transportation and tour. Dinner will be additional at the Union Station restaurant of your choice. EATING TOGETHER MENU Lunches are served to seniors aged 60-plus and their spouses through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act. Suggested donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call: Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170, North Beach Senior Center at 410-2572549, or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Monday, September 16: Meatloaf, Wheat Bread, Mashed Potatoes, Lima Beans, Fresh Fruit Tuesday, September 17: Pasta Alfredo, Tossed Salad, Broccoli, Roll, Sliced Peaches w/Cottage Cheese Wednesday, September 18: Oven Baked Fish Sandwich, Black Bean Salad, Pears, Peanut Butter Cookies Thursday, September 19: Chicken Cacciatore, Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Broccoli/Cauliflower, Bread, Fruit Friday, September 20: Roast Turkey w/Orange Glaze, Mashed Potatoes, Zucchini, Roll, Fruit Cocktail

Tuesday, September 17
• Yes, You CAN Use a Computer Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mouse and Keyboarding. Beginners who have never used a computer before can learn the basics of using a mouse and the keyboard. The training will last one hour and will take place in a small group. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. • Book Discussion-One Maryland One Book Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman. All of Maryland is reading and talking about this book and this woman from Maryland. Join in! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. • Manga Lover Origami Night Featuring Pokemon and Naruto! Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., 410-257-2411 Lessons in origami, crafted Naruto headbands, and appreciation of manga, anime and Japanese culture. Ages 9-17.

Saturday, Sept. 14
• Friends of the Library Gently Used Book Sale Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Great selection of used books at low prices. Sidewalk sale, indoors if inclement weather. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Chess Saturdays at the Library Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Chess enthusiasts or wannabe enthusiasts—please join us (with or without your own chess set) at the library the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. All ages and levels welcome! 410-257-2411 • Playtime Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 10:45 to 11:15 a.m., 410-257-2101 Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 10:45 to 11:15 a.m., 410-257-2411 Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 11 to 11:30 a.m., 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. • Learn Mahjongg Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 1 to 3 p.m. Want to learn Mahjongg? Games are a great way to keep your brain sharp while having fun! Join us! 410-326-5289 • One Maryland One Book: King Peggy Live! St. Mary’s Library, Lexington Park – 2 to 4 p.m. Meet King Peggy at the Lexington Park Branch of St. Mary’s County Library.

Wednesday, September 18
• PlayTime Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10:25 to 10:55 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-326-5289. • Yes, You CAN Use a Computer! Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 2 to 3 p.m., 410-257-2411 Mouse and Keyboarding. Beginners who have never used a computer before can learn the basics of using a mouse and the keyboard. The training will last one hour and will take place in a small group. Please register. • Book Discussion Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 2 to 3:30 p.m., 410-257-2101 Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Join this fun group of people and discuss books! • Ebook and Overdrive Training Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 2 to 3 p.m. Learn how to download ebooks to your ereader device. Please register. 410-326-5289. • School’s Out! Game on! Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 2 to 3:30 p.m. Join us to play Nintendo Wii on the big screen or play your favorite board games. All ages are welcome. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862. • Book Discussion-One Maryland One Book Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 7 to 8 p.m. King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman. All of Maryland is reading and talking about this book and this woman from Maryland. Join in! 410-326-5289.

Monday, September 16
• Monday Morning Movies & More Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 11 a.m. Bring the little ones for a movie and a story! 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862

September All Month Long
• Auditions for CSM’s Fall Productions. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata,. 6 p.m. CSM is holding auditions for fall productions of “Farndale Avenue Murder Mystery,” “What I Want to Say but Never Will,” “The Clumsy Custard Horror Show” and “Working.” Performances will take place between Sept. 19 and Nov. 16 at CSM campuses in La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick. Performers ages 10 and up should prepare a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song, bring the sheet music for the accompanist and dress to move. No ‘a cappella’ will be accepted. For information, contact CSM Associate Professor and Coordinator for the Theatre/Dance Keith Hight at or 301-934-7827. • School Supplies for Calvert Country School  Calvert County Democratic Headquarters, 250 Merrimac Court, Office is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Democratic Club is sponsoring a drive to collect school supplies for the Calvert Country School.  Item needed include:  Tissues, Velcro Dots, Glue Sticks, Pens and Pencils • Fairies in the Garden Annmarie Garden, through October 14 Enjoy a magicalicious exhibit of more than 50 handmade fairy and gnome homes scattered throughout the sculpture garden.  Visit the Murray Arts Building to borrow or purchase a costume, grab a guide, and start your journey.  Regular admission fees apply.

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Community Events
Tables are available for $15 ea./$25 for 2 (must be reserved in advance, for additional tables check with Diana.)  To reserve a table please contact Diana 410-231-1775. • Community Celebration Dunkirk District Park, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. COME CELEBRATE WITH US! Bring the whole family. There will be something to do for everyone! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! • The Affair at Point Farm Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, 6 to 9 p.m. The Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum host the annual benefit auction and dinner. The Affair at Point Farm features exciting live and silent auctions, plentiful food and drink and lively entertainment. Proceeds support the archaeology, heritage, history and environmental education programs and events at JPPM. Reservations are required. 410-586-8501 • • Family Fest Education Activity Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal, Ln Lusby, 11 a.m. Local author, Rick Tancreto introduction of a series of 12 books, where children learn exciting and timeless truths with Dee Dee and Ricky- and Jesus as their guide. Geared to 5-10 yrs old and their families. After a free lunch for the children, Thrivent helps the parents as well as the children learn about money choices: share, save and spend. An autographed book and a free piggy bank are given as a “thank you”.  For more information contact Edie at 301 377 5563 College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick, 3 p.m. The first in a series of lectures put on by the museum in partnership with Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM).  Consultant for both the Baltimore and Southern Maryland 1812 traveling exhibits, Mr. Krimmel offers an insider’s look at a creative process that distills shelves of books and articles into brief compelling stories designed to catch the eye and help us see our world in new ways. The talk will take place in the new auditorium. FREE. In conjunction with Krimmel’s talk on September 15th there will also be the opening of the new traveling exhibit, The Enemy at our Door! The War of 1812 in Southern Maryland at CSM. The exhibit was funded by the National Park Service Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail and developed by a partnership between Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties, the Southern Maryland Heritage Consortium, the Calvert Marine Museum, Historic Sotterley Plantation, and Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum. Dr.  Ralph Eshelman served as the consultant on the project and Dean Krimmel was the exhibit consultant. The exhibit will remain at the college through September 27.  • “Grasspipers” Patuxent River Naval Air Station, 8 a.m. to 12 noon Leader: Kyle Rambeo (301-757-0005, This trip will visit some excellent grassland habitat on restricted access runways. Meet in the parking lot at NAS Gate #1. Pre-registration is mandatory. Participants must bring a photo ID and be US citizens.

Enjoy a free behind-the-scenes tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, a state-ofthe-art facility that houses more than 8 million artifacts, including collections from every county in Maryland. Visitors can get up close and personal with our conservators and collections. Group tours are offered year round for a small fee. Call or email for more information. Reservations are not required. 410586-8501 • • Bay Breeze Concert Series: The Dixie Power Trio with The New Line Brass Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Join us for a free concert! 410-257-3892 •

Friday, September 13
• 8th Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction Compass Pointe Golf Links, Pasadena Please join us for the 8th Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction at Compass Pointe Golf Links in Pasadena, Maryland on Friday, September 13, 2013. 

 This event is for everyone - from beginner to the experienced golfer. There will be a lot of great contests and prizes (Chick Fil-A Contests with great Chick Fil-A prizes, a Putting Contest with a $100 prize, a Hole in One Contest with a $5,000 prize and more). Everyone has a chance to win! Come out for a great day of golf for a great cause - to benefit people with disabilities in Maryland. Spaces fill up quickly, so Please Register Early

• Friday Night Farmers Market, Classic Car Cruisein and Art Fair 5th through 7th streets and Bay Avenue, North Beach, 6 to 9 p.m. • Small Works Exhibition & Sale This weekly market offers seasonal delights from local Annmarie Garden, through January 5, farms including fresh, flavorful fruits and vegetables, A beautiful exhibit of more than 170 small fresh herbs, cheese, meat, seafood, fresh-baked goods, works by 32 regional artists!  All works measure cut flowers and bedding plants. You can sample the 18” or smaller, with prices ranging from $40 to wines from Calvert County wineries and purchase by the $450.  Find the perfect small work of art for yourself or a friend!  Regular admission fees apply.  glass or bottle. Classic car enthusiasts can enjoy some of the coolest vehicles in the area at the Classic Car CruiseSmall Works Artists:  Sally Woods Alexandres, Kathleen In. The Art Fair promotes a vibrant art culture through Benton, Barbara Boward, Ann Compton, Ann Crain, the support of passionate local artists. The North Beach Erica Daley, Matalie Griffin Rivard Deane, Constance Art Fair program helps community-based artists and Harris Deise, Mary Del Bianco, Linda Epstein, Melinda art organizations make locally produced art available Fabian, Robert Fiacco, Leslie Giles, Carolyn E. Guest, to residents and visitors. 301-855-6681 • www.northKelly L. Hendrickson, Josephine Hodos, Beverly son, Phyliss Jaffe, Terry Jordan, Julia Kindred, Candance Law, Mimi Little, Janet Grahame Nault, Carrie Perman, Saturday, September 14 John A. Schaffner, J. Luray Schaffner, Suzanne Shelden, Megan Richard, Rosa Valladares, Jennifer Weigel, Debo• Jennifer Cooper & Carl Reichelt (GrooveSpan Duo) rah Weir, John Zimet, Julie Zirlin  at Keepin’ It Local 25760 Colton Point Rd, Morganza, noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, September 12 Jennifer and Carl provide standard and nonstandard arrangements of jazz, blues and pop favorites • September Business After Hours while you shop local at this market store gem featuring Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens 3270 art, handcrafted housewares, local produce, meats, baked Broomes Island Road Port Republic, 5:30 to 7 p.m. goods, furniture, antiques and much more.  Good Food and Good Friends makes for Good Fun! 301-475-7888 Join Chesapeake Highland Memorial Gardens and relax and enjoy a glass of wine amidst our beautiful gardens. • Fossil Field Experience Our golf cart will be available for tours of our grounds. Calvert Marine Museum, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go to a local beach to search for fossils with a • Sea Squirts: Marsh Animals – Who Are We?  trained guide. For children 8 years and older.  Fee is $20; Calvert Marine Museum, 10:30 to 11 a.m. preregistration required.  Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41. Free drop-in program for children 18 months to three years old and their care givers. • Calvert Humane Society Pet Day 5K Run/Walk Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Solomons, 7:30 a.m. • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Run/walk starts 8:30. The course winds along the 10136 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk, 2 p.m. river and bay. Run or walk with or without your kids and/ Celebrate Mamma Lucia’s Anniversary Ribbon or your leashed dog(s). Sanctioned by the Chesapeake Bay Cutting Ceremony at their Dunkirk restaurant For more Running Club.  T-shirt, fruit, juice, water for registrants. information email Tax deductible fees: age 13+ $25, 6-12 $20, under 6 free. or call 443-486-4701 See our adoptable pets. 410-257-4908.  Register at com • Puffing up POPCORN! (search for Pet Day 5K). Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 2:30 p.m. Kids K - 3rd grade are invited to cook up some • 2013 Regional Lay Pastors Ministry Conference fun snacks and learn together through STEAM (Science, Trinity United Methodist Church, Prince Frederick, 8:30 Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) activities. a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Want to know more about the story of this all-American You are welcome to Trinity UMC for a Regional food stuff?.   Register now for this interactive program beLay Pastors Ministry Conference. Recognizing that ing held Programs on other intriguing topics will be held Pastors cannot do their ministry alone, Lay Pastors monthly at Prince Frederick and Twin Beaches Branch are trained laity who caringly contact approximately 5 of Calvert Library.  For further information or to register families/singles per month, offering prayer, a listening please call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 or see web site ear, and helping to coordinate any assistance the family/ information at . single might need. Through workshops by great speakers, this Conference will explain the Lay Pastors Ministry • Gretchen Richie Jazz Cabaret presents The Songs of and what the Ministry can do for your church, as well as Nat King Cole present other topics to assist Lay Pastors in their ministry. Café des Artistes, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Registration is $35 per person and includes refreshments The Gretchen Richie trio performs unforgettable music and lunch. You can register by phone: 609-456-1218 or on made famous by the great Nat King Cole.  No cover the Lay Pastors Ministry website: charge.  Reservations recommended.  Call 301-997-0500. Registration deadline is Sept. 8th. For local information, contact Anne Weems at 443-532-8033. • Tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory • Auxiliary Yard Sale Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, 10515 Mackall North Beach Volunteer Fire Department, 8 a.m. to 12 Road, St. Leonard, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. noon

Monday, September 16

• Calvert County Commissioners Breakfast Rod ‘N’ Reel Restaurant 8:30 to 10 a.m. • Pastry Portraits Opening Reception $35 Chamber Members/ $45 Non-Members This CalvART Gallery, 5 to 8 p.m. breakfast is a venue for Chamber members to hear from Pastry Portraits- a scrumptious visual deour Commissioners about matters pertaining to Calvert light!  This show features deliciously portrayed delicaCounty. cies by watercolorist Mary Blumberg and pastel artist Sylvia Hill.  The show will be on display from Septem• ArtLAB Mom’s Club ber 12 to October 6, and the opening reception will take Annmarie Garden, 10 a.m. to 12 noon place at the Gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. on September 14. Discover your little one’s creative potential in the The gallery provides a permanent exhibit space for artartLAB! These lightly guided sessions will help your ists from St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert counties to child make great art, fun toys, creative costumes, and new share and sell their work. Continually embracing new friends. Perfect for preschoolers ages 3 to 5, with parent. art, the CalvART Gallery invites artists from the local area to apply for membership in the gallery. Prospec• Les Petits Chanteurs Choir tive members submit this artwork to the gallery where Middleham and St. Peter’s Parish, Lusby, 7 p.m. it will be juried by the member artists as a part of the We want to invite the Southern Maryland comapplication process. Applications are available at the munity to experience this extraordinary group that has gallery and at<http:// performed at the Smithsonian, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and around the country. c5bdb8c6f2/576543c1aa> .  The CalvART Gallery is located in the Prince Frederick • Dyslexia Support Group Meeting Center nestled between Dreamweaver Cafe and Sakura Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 2341 Kingston Creek restaurants at the intersection of Rt. 4 and Rt. 231. For Road, California, 7 to 8:30 p.m. more information please call the gallery at 410-535-9252 The next meeting of the Dyslexia Support Network or visit our website The gallery of Southern Maryland is scheduled is open Wednesday – Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Contra Dance Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd, Chaptico, 7 p.m. A Contra Dance, sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance (SMTMD), featuring caller Ann Fallon, will be held at 7 p.m. and the dancing begins at 7:30. Contra is a traditional American style of social dance and is a huge amount of fun (and exercise)! If you’ve ever danced a Virginia Reel or been to a Square Dance, you have a good idea how much fun it can be. If you haven’t, it’s about time you tried it! Beginners are encouraged to arrive at 7 to get some instruction in the various dances. Admission is $8 for non-SMTMD members; $6 for members (band members are free). No fancy or outlandish clothing is required! You need to be comfortable, to move freely. There will be an ice cream social following the dance. For more information and directions go to

Tuesday, September 17
• Girl Scout Open House Olivet United Methodist Church, Lusby, 6 p.m. There will be a Girl Scout Open House. Come learn about the premier leadership development organization for girls in the world! We will have information and displays. Parents can ask questions while girls can sample some Girl Scout fun! For more information call Nadine Happell at 800-834-1702x4011 or

Wednesday, September 18
• Stained Glass: Next Steps Annmarie Garden, 6pm-9pm Annmarie Garden will present. Continue refining your stained glass skills in this 5-part series. Choose from a broad variety of projects and create a 20-30 piece suncatcher/panel using the copper foil technique. Must take the Intro to Stained Glass class first. This series is great to take again and again--just choose a different project each time!  Cost is $115 for members and $130 for non-members.  There is a materials fee of $10-25 due to instructor at class, depending on the glass you choose.  Advanced registration required.  Call 410-326-4640 to register.
 • Wednesday Wine Night Annmarie Garden, 5 to 7 p.m. Bring your favorite beverage or snack and get ready to turn trash into treasure as we create home décor, organization tools, fashion items, and more in the. If “whacky” and “colorful” describe your style, and you crave some sociable craft time, then this artLAB club is the one for you! As always, artist and Annmarie staff member, Robyn Strayer, has cooked up an innovative and fun activity for the evening. Adults only; reservations are NOT required, $5 per person for members or $7 per person for non-members.  For additional information, call 410-3264640 or email 

Sunday, September 15
• Memory Vessels Annmarie Garden, 1 to 5 p.m. Annmarie Garden will present. Join us and make a memory jar that tells a story using the art of embellishment. Create your own uniquely personal Memory Jar inspired by this Victorian-era American folk craft. Think beforehand about a theme for your jar – a particular person, place, vacation, or event in your life, and gather together small objects you’ve collected over time that relate to your theme. These might be buttons, shells, rocks, pottery shards, trinkets, keys, watches, tiny toys, photographs, or small tools.  Cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members.  There is a materials fee of $10 due to instructor at class.  Advance registration required.  Call 410-326-4640 to register. • War of 1812 Lecture Series: Dean Krimmel:  So Many Stories, So Little Space: Creating an Exhibit about the War of 1812 in Southern Maryland 


Thursday, September 12, 2013

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