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Upcoming Legislative Commissioners Lukewarm on Proposed Session Could see Dram Law, Budget Issues Amendment
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer A proposed zoning ordinance amendment that would allow indoor commercial recreation facilities with special exception and conditions in the light industrial zoning district was met with trepidation from the Board of County Commissioners at their Oct. 22 meeting. The amendment is proposed to allow facilities such as indoor recreational soccer fields, dance studios and music studios. Commissioner Pat Nutter was in favor of forwarding the amendment to the Planning Commission for further study, but questioned an aspect that would see such uses going before the Appeals Board. Commissioners Jerry Clark and Susan Shaw were not in favor of the amendment, seeing it as potentially drawing business away from the town centers. “I haven’t supported it in the past and I’m sure I won’t support it in the future,” Clark said, adding he would give the matter the consideration it deserves before making up his mind. Commissioner Evan K. Slaughenhoupt Jr. said the amendment, brought about at the request of local business owners, shows an effort on the part of business owners to keep their operations viable and may show a need for small business support in the county. The commissioners voted 3-2 to send the amendment to the Planning Commission at a future meeting. For more information, visit www. By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The Tri-County Council welcomed Southern Maryland Delegates Tony O’Donnell (R-29C) and Sally Jameson (D-28) to talk about the legislative session to begin on Jan. 8, 2014. Projections show a $400 million shortfall in the next fiscal year, Jamison said, adding that the state had been addressing the deficit but the federal government shutdown could be a setback. Compounding the issue is the fact that, because of the coming election year, officials will be reluctant to consider tax increases. “There will be quite a hearty debate,” he said. Another possible issue in the coming session is a dram shop legislation, which would hold those with a liquor license liable for incidents of injuries or deaths as the result of drinking at their establishments, O’Donnell said, adding the matter would draw protests from restaurant and bar owners. Other topics the delegates said would be discussed in the 2014 legislative session would be alternative energy and its possible use in Maryland and a 43 year extension to keep the Conowingo Dam operating. O’Donnell said if legislators want silt dredged from behind the dam, preventing it from exiting with overflow when the dam is opened, they have to make it happen before extending the operations license. The Tri-County Council meets quarterly on a rotating basis throughout Southern Maryland. The council is made up of representatives of the county commissioners, elected officials and citizens from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s County.

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COUNTY NEWS Cyber Bullying Now a Misdemeanor
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer As of Oct. 1, a new law makes cyberbullying a misdemeanor in Maryland, carrying a penalty of up to a year imprisonment or a fine of up to $500. Grace’s Law is named after a Howard County student who took her own life after being bullied on social media sites. Individuals cannot use a social media site to intentionally inflict “se rious emotional distress on a minor or place a minor in reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury,” according to the law. The bill’s definition of cyber harassment law includes social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter in addition to email and even text messaging, according to State’s Attorney Laura Martin. Circuit Court Judge E. Gregory Wells said he has seen at least four cases that the new law could have applied to. All four cases involved young women being bullied, he said, but the law makes no gender differentiation.

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Ruth’s Miracle Group Home Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with the United Way of Calvert County. Effective Sept. 12, the United Way of Calvert County Board of Directors approved Ruth’s Miracle Group Home Foundation as a United Way Community Partner. Donations through the United Way must designate Ruth’s Miracle Group Home Foundation as the Partner Agency. Ruth’s Miracle Group Home Foundation’s mission is to meet the immediate needs of homelessness in women and their children. According to their website, the home “addresses concerns of physical and substance abuse that exit in the lives of women who are struggling to overcome mental influences and emotional scars encountered as a result of domestic violence, drug use, alcohol addiction or incarceration. Our organization embraces women coming to us from diverse walks of life, regardless of their race or creeds.” The new designation as a United Way Partner Agency will give the home another resource to draw upon, according to Funds Development Officer Rhonda M. Crawley. “It’s five years in the making,” she said, adding the exposure they receive through the United Way will let more community members know the home exists. Becoming a United Way partner is “the beginning of a dream for the ladies,” said Founder Veronica Alston. Crawley agreed, saying the home’s success is an example of what can be accomplished through hard work and dedication to a dream. Being a partner agency with the United Way makes grant money available to Ruth’s Miracle Group Home. Crawley said they intend to apply for money to subsidize a number of nights at the home to shelter women in emergency situations. They have to turn women trying to find a place to spend a night or two while they figure out a crisis situation away, something Alston hates doing and wants to remedy. In addition to partnering with the United Way, Alston and Crawley are in the process of finding a second house to start a home for women and their children. For more information, visit www. or

Martin remembered a case involving MySpace a few years ago that would have fallen under Grace’s Law. Victims invoking Grace’s law must be under 18, Martin said, though bullies can be, and have been, adults and children. The new law closes a gap, Martin said, adding that she would have liked to have seen a stiffer penalty. Wells sees the law as a response to an escalating series of cases that had no real remedy. Anybody bullying a young person using any form of technology is now subject to criminal charges, Wells said. Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Steve Jones said law enforcement will continue to rely on the public to bring issues to their attention when it comes to the internet. There is not enough manpower to monitor every social networking site around the clock. The law may deter individuals from cyber bullying because they know the repercussions, Jones said.


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COUNTY NEWS Mediation Center Honors Sheriff’s Office
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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer In a departure from their normal format, the Community Mediation Center of Calvert County awarded the 2013 PeaceBuilder Award to a group instead of an individual. They chose to honor the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for initiating and maintaining Operation True Perspective, a mediation program to help settle disputes between officers and community members. Seargent Jay Goldsmith helped start Operation True Perspective after going through mediation training in 2010. He believed mediation could be a viable alternative to offer when a community member lodges a complaint against an officer. Instead of investigating the matter and making a decision internally, the Sheriffs Office recommends a mediation session when appropriate. Both parties must be willing to meet with a neutral mediator,

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COUNTY NEWS Calvert County Young Marines Kick Off Red Ribbon Week
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On Oct. 21 the Calvert County Young Marines were joined by County Commissioner President Pat Nutter, Board of Education Vice-President Kelly McConkey and Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Robshaw to kick off this years Red Ribbon Week in Chesapeake Beach. The Young Marines, which were led by Commander Rob Willis and other adults went door to door asking parents and their kids to pledge a drug free life style. Unable to make the event due to previous commitments, but voiced their support for this years Red Ribbon Week and the hard work of the Young Marines were former Young Marine Volunteer and Board of Education Member Joe Chenelly and Delegate Mark Fisher. The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of U.S. children and families. The National Family Partnership and its network of individuals and organizations continue to deliver his message of hope to millions of people every year, through the National Red Ribbon Campaign. Red Ribbon Week occurs in the last week of October and the National Family Partnership estimates that more than 80 million people participate each year. Leading this effort throughout our country are the Young Marines. For more information on the Calvert County Young Marines, please go to or email Rob Willis at



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By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer High hopes are set for Mill Creek Middle School as former vice principal Abbe Gray steps into her new role as principle. Along with Dean Craig Jewett, who is new to the administrative side of the education system this year, Gray has done everything possible to make the transition in her duties seamless for both staff and students. “Nothing has faltered as far as anything lacking,” Gray said. While this is Gray’s eigth year at Mill Creek, and first year acting in the role of principal, she was also vice president at Calvert Middle school for five years and spent four years at Patuxent High School as a physical education teacher and vice principal. She said that while there was a big change in going from high school to middle school administration, she loved the experience of working on every level. Gray said “safety, security and the success of students” is the ultimate goal that she has as an educator. Where the future is concerned, Gray hopes to continue decreasing the gap in MSA testing scores for Mill Creek students this year. As the Common Core curriculum is in its first year being implemented, Gray hopes to oversee its proper use in the ultimate success of the students. There are also new evaluating techniques for teachers and faculty this year that she has had to oversee as well. Along with that, she hopes to “get the community into the school,” by making both parents and the youth in the school aware of things that she feels they could benefit from being educated about. This year, she said, holds a lot of changes for the school. Gray said that she benefits from having a staff that works together as a team to make challenging aspects of her new role “as seamless as possible”.

Hands On Learning at Calvert County Public Schools
Calvert County Public Schools continues to provide authentic learning in social studies. Fourth grade students have the opportunity to experience a piece of local history through their visits to the Wallville School and Jefferson Patterson Park. It took persistence for African American families, communities, school administrators, and teachers to create successful rural schools to educate African American children during our nation’s century of segregation. School group visits to Jefferson Patterson Park, the Old Wallville School and the “Strive Not To Equal, But To Excel” exhibit will explore what this experience was like. The Wallville School, which is currently located on the grounds of Calvert Elementary School, served generations of African American students in grades 1-7 from the 1880’s until it closed in 1934. Prior to visiting the school, students experience life as a young African American child during the early 20th century through simulation activities facilitated by Jefferson Patterson Park. Upon arriving at the Wallville School, students learn about the typical daily experiences of an African American child being educated in the early 1900’s. Among the topics of discussion are how African American children traveled to and from school, how instruction at the school proceeded and the chores that students had to perform as part of their school day. The Strive Not to Equal, But to Excel portion of the trip allows the students to view museum exhibits portraying oral histories collected from African Americans involved in education during the era of segregated education in Calvert County. Fourth grade students also visit the One Room School House, which is located on Broomes Island Road. The One Room School House was called Port Republic School #7 and was built about 1866. Only white students who lived on nearby farms attended this school. The school closed in 1932 when Calvert County consolidated its schools for white students. Through a variety of activities, including a simulation of an authentic one room school house lesson, students learn about the life in rural Calvert County in the 1870’s. According to Supervisor of Social Studies Becky Bowen, fourth grade students go on these field trips because it dovetails with the curriculum they are studying. “It’s one thing to sit in a classroom,” Bowen said. “It’s another thing to simulate it.” For more information, visit

Targeting Students Early for College
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The Calvert County Board of Education and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Board of Trustees held a joint meeting on Oct. 17 to discuss challenges students face when coming into college and ways to encourage young students to attend college. CSM is seeing a rising trend in part time students working and paying for their education simultaneously, according to CSM Vice President Bill Comey. Students are graduating college with debt so large, sometimes more than $10,000, that they have no choice but to live with their parents to make ends meet. Community colleges, such as CSM, tend to be a more affordable alternative, offering students a chance to furthur their education affordably. Many students who attend CSM go on to get their bachelors degree from a four-year college without a large amount of debt looming over their graduation. CSM Vice President and Dean of the Prince Frederick campus Rich Fleming talked about Destination College, a program allowing fifth grade students from Calvert, Barstow, Mutual and St. Leonard elementary schools to come to CSM for a day and get a taste of college life. The program has historically been targeted at schools near a CSM campus with a high number of students in the Free and Reduced Meal program. Calvert County Public Schools Superintendent Nancy Highsmith said she would like to see more schools involved. The county schools and CSM wil be studying the feasibility of accommodating additionl schools in the future. CSM President Bradley Gottfried and Highsmigh talked to the group about a middle college concept which would transition students who are struggling with the high school environment into college. A program is being designed for the county schools and CSM. For more information about upcoming meeting and events, visit www.calvertnet.k12. or
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Custom Woodworking at its Finest
By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer In 2007 after private complications caused the Davis family to be in a less than optimal situation, Brenda Davis convinced her husband, George, to open up his own business, as he had been in woodworking for 20 years at the time. “It appealed to me,” she said, “because it was something I had never done before.” Six years later, Davis Family Creations, based in Chesapeake Beach, is doing well. “Anything that can be made out of wood, we can do,” Brenda said. While she is not involved in the actual carving process, Linda said that she does do some of the painting from time to time. “We’re looking to get that ‘big break’ sometime,” Brenda said, “but we’ll see what happens.” The business, she said, continues to expand every year, and she is pleased with the results. Since Davis Family Creations was formed, the family has been involved in several craft and vendor fairs, generating a lot of their business from different referrals that their customers passed on. While Brenda said that there are, “some things he just comes up with,” the Davis’ frequently generate their business from the fact that they create custom workings. From cabinets to children’s beds and frames to book cases, all of the products from Davis Family Creations are built from solid wood. The business gets their entire wood inventory from local lumber yards around Chesapeake Beach - mostly Sneade’s Hardware. They are “decently priced,” Brenda said, because the business makes products that, “aren’t going to fall apart on you in a

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Sheriff’s Blotter
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During the week of Oct. 14 through Oct. 20 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,457 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.

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stolen from inside the unit. Investigation continues. Possession of Marijuana: On Oct. 16 at 8:16 p.m., Trooper First Class West responded to the Super 8 Motel in Prince Frederick in reference to a complaint of drug use. The manager advised that the odor of marijuana was detected in one of the hallways of the motel. Investigation revealed that Hubert M. Cherry Jr., 32 of Anlander, NC, was in possession of marijuana. Cherry was arrested and transported to the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick for processing. Theft from Vehicle: On Oct. 19 at 2:13 p.m., Trooper Barlow responded to the Walmart parking lot in Prince Frederick for a reported theft from a vehicle. An unlocked vehicle was entered and a wallet and backpack with electronic items were stolen. Investigation continues.

Burglary Case #13-60730: Unknown suspect(s) entered a home in the 4500 block of Willows Road in Chesapeake Beach sometime between Oct. 7 and 14 and stole checking account documents. A small amount of damage was done to a window and a safe. DFC R. Kreps is investigating. Burglary Case #13-60681: A homeowner in the 800 block of Leesburg Court in Huntingtown advised Dep. D. Roberts that on Oct. 14 during the daytime their home had been broken into and over $1000 in items to include a safe, coins, gold jewelry and a credit card were stolen. Burglary Case #13-60958: Between the hours of 5:45 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. on Oct. 15, someone broke into a home in the 5600 block of Huntingtown Road causing $300 in damage. Over $10,000 in property was taken, including laptops, guns, hunting knives, cash, and jewelry. DFC R. Kreps is investigating. CDS Violation Case #13-61003: On Oct. 16 at 11:32 p.m. Dep. L. Wood conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Catalina Drive and San Mateo Trail in Lusby and found the driver to be in possession of suspected drugs. KrisOlson topher Bruce Olson, 33 of St. Leonard, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana less than 10 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia; a glass smoking device.

green 2000 Land Rover Discovery SUV and a gold 2005 Nissan Quest van were both stolen. A victim in the 3100 block of Hickory Ridge Road in Dunkirk advised Dep. Roberts that their vehicle, a silver 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, had been stolen as well. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 410-535-2800. Theft from Vehicle Case #13-61704, 61711, 61738, 61747: Unknown suspect(s) rummaged through two vehicles parked in the driveway of a home in the 3100 block of Hickory Ridge Road in Dunkirk overnight between Oct. 18 and 19. A small amount of change was taken. The same incident occurred in a vehicle on Elsie Lane in Dunkirk however, it does not appear that anything was taken. The passenger window of a vehicle was shattered while it was parked outside a home also located on Hickory Ridge Road causing $200 in damage. A Garmin GPS, white purse and wallet were stolen. Twenty dollars was taken from inside an unlocked vehicle parked outside a home on Lancer Court. Cpl. J. McCarroll is investigating all of these thefts. CDS Violation Case #13-61844: On Oct. 20 at 4:07 a.m. DFC A. Mohler investigated a suspicious vehicle parked in the lot of the Burger King in Dunkirk. He found one of the occupants of the Tinsley vehicle to be in possession of suspected drugs. Michelle M. Tinsley, 30 of no fixed address was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule I drug: marijuana less than 10 grams and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a plastic bag. Burglary Case #13-61861: Someone broke the glass on a door to gain entry into Huntingtown Elementary School on Huntingtown Road. Cpl. R. Cox responded to an active alarm at 11:45 p.m. on October 20 but did not find anyone in the building. Damage is estimated at $1,000 but nothing appears to have been stolen. The investigation is continuing. Burglary Case #13-61869: A resident on Griffith Way in Owings advised DFC P. Aurich that he heard a noise in his kitchen on Oct. 20 shortly after midnight and when he went to investigate he saw a man he did not know. The suspect turned and ran out the back door with the victim in pursuit. The victim chased the suspect but lost sight of him in the woods. Nothing was taken from the home. The investigation continues.

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CDS Violation Case #13-61510: On Oct. 18 at 10:57 a.m. DFC J. Bell conducted a traffic stop on Md. Rt. 4 and Parkers Creek Road in Port Republic. He found the driver, identified as Christopher Max Gonzalez Gonzalez, 33 of Prince Frederick, to be in possession of suspected drug materials. He was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; a hypodermic syringe, and driving while suspended. Burglary Case #13-61598: Someone burglarized a home in the 4900 block of Christianna Parran Road in Chesapeake Beach between Oct. 12 and 18 causing $925 in damage and stealing $1700 in jewelry. DFC R. Kreps is investigating. Vehicle Theft Case #13-61701 and 61741: An owner in the 12000 block of Palisades Drive in Dunkirk advised Dep. D. Roberts that two of his vehicles had been stolen overnight between Oct. 18 and 19 from his driveway. A third vehicle had been entered and rummaged through. A


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Calvert’s Five Wineries Have it All
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer From in-home to large scale operations, Calvert County’s five wineries run the gamut. They make up the majority of the Patuxent Wine Trail, with Port of Leonardtown and Slack Winery rounding out the offerings in Southern Maryland. Each winery has a unique atmosphere and origin, and between the five there is something for every local and visiting wine connoisseur. Friday’s Creek Winery Friday’s Creek Winery is a family owned venture, run by Rich Cleary, Frank Cleary Sr., Frank Cleary Jr. and vineyard manager Tim Cleary. They planted the first vines in 2004, covering 12 acres with eight varieties of grapes. The wine tasting room opened in August 2006 and the winery currently has about 250 visitors each week. Winemaker Rich Cleary enjoys experimenting with grapes and blends to find what works well in the area and what doesn’t. They just finished harvest season and are preparing for their fall season wine releases, Cleary said. White wines take a year to make while red wines can take three or four years to mature, he said. Maryland will never compete with California or New York in wine production, Cleary said. There isn’t enough land in Maryland to produce the amount of grapes other states grow. In keeping with that, Friday’s Creek is “very locally driven,” Cleary said. Instead of competing with out of state wineries, Friday’s Creek focuses on getting wine to in state sellers and drawing visitors to the winery in Owings. While they don’t actively seek retail locations, Cleary said they ship wine to wherever there is a demand. Friday’s Creek wines can be found in Baltimore and Annapolis in addition to local stores. They plan to expand to on-line sales in the future, allowing consumers from across the country to order a bottle of their favorite Friday’s Creek wines, Cleary said. The winery started as a hobby. For 10 years, the Cleary family produced wine for personal consumption and gifts before deciding it would be a viable business venture. Currently, Friday’s Creek produced 3,500 gallons per year, Cleary said, and they could produce four times that amount at full capacity. One of the winery’s first purchases was a bottler and corker, Cleary said. The winery features an art room upstairs with wares from local artists, including painters and sculptures. Pieces are sold on consignment, which benefits the artists, and their displayed art decorates the tasting room, Cleary said. The vineyard once held a mill, which was utilized in building the tasting room, from the floor and ceiling to the cabinets and countertops. For more information, visit or call 410-286-9463. The winery is located at 3485 Chaneyville Road in Owings. The tasting room is open Thursday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Running Hare Vineyard Running Hare Vineyard is located on a 300-acre farm in Prince Frederick run by husband and wife team Mike and Barbara Scarborough. It’s easy for an individual to think they’ve taken a wrong turn when coming out to Running Hare Vineyard. After turning off the main road, the path to the winery is more than a mile and curves through the woods. When they first opened, several visitors turned back, believing they had missed the winery, Scarborough said. This prompted them designing little signs saying “keep going” and “almost there” to encourage visitors to drive just a little further to get to the “little bit of Tuscany and Napa in Southern Maryland.” The winery is “a hobby that truly got out of control,” Barb Scarborough said. The Scarboroughs planted the first 100 vines in 2003. Since then, they added several varietals of grapes and have expanding to 5,000 vines over an eight-acre vineyard. Running Hare Vineyard opened in August 2008 as a commercial winery. Since then, the winery has expanded from a 550-gallon tank capacity to a 12,772-gallon tank capacity and has produced over 100,000 bottles of wine to date. The winery will expand to include a microbrewery in the next year, Scarborough said. Running Hare wines have since won multiple regional and international medals for their wines. In April 2010, Running Hare Vineyard celebrated the grand opening of its new 8,400 sq. ft Tuscan styled events villa for weddings, corporate retreats and special events. It is a popular location for weddings and receptions, Scarborough said. The first weddings held in the venue were booked when the villa was still a plan on paper. Because it has become such a popular venue Scarborough recommends parties interested in using the villa book reservations as early as possible. The villa can hold 250 people, with more space in the outdoor tasting areas.

Photos by Sarah Miller Rich Cleary fills bottles at Friday’s Creek Winery in Owings, one of the five wineries in Calvert County.


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Cove Point Winery Cove Point Winery, the first winery in Southern Maryland and 13th in Maryland, is a small boutique winery located in Lusby. The winery purchases grapes and juice from various growers in Maryland, California, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia to supplement the grapes grown on the two-acre parcel of land located behind the fifth hole at Chesapeake Hills Golf Course. Owners Timothy and Sheryl Lewis planted the first vines in 2002 as a hobby and the business grew from there, according to operations manager Andrew Burdick. In 2004, the owners began making approximately 2,000 gallons of wine. Now they make more than 7,000 gallons annually with plans to produce more. The winery offers an extensive collection of port wines, with eight currently offered and another scheduled for release in November, Burdick said. Their signature products include the Lighthouse Mists line, featuring wines such as a Strawberry Riesling and a Black Cherry Pinot Noir, and the Cove Point Red blend. Burdick didn’t know much about wine before working at Cove Point Winery. “It’s been a complete learning experience,” he said, adding that he was inspired to learn by his mother’s love of wine. The owners plan to get into other aspects of alcohol production, including beer and spirits, Burdick said. Before expanding their business they intend to get a larger facility to accommodate their growing businesses. For more information, visit or call 410-326-0949. The winery is located at 755 Cove Point Road in Lusby. The tasting room is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Solomons Island Winery Solomons Winery was founded as a micro-winery by Ken Korando in 2002. The winery is located on 10 acres just north of Solomons Island. Solomons Island Winery offers a line of Solomons Island Mist, including a Pineapple Pinot Grigio, a Watermelon While Merlot and a Blueberry Pinot Noir. Every C. Perigeaux Vineyards year for Valentines Day, the and Winery winery produces a limited • 410-586-2710 Chocolate Raspberry Port. 8650 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, Md. Another seasonal dessert wine Wednesday – Friday: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. the winery offers is a Riesling Saturday – Sunday: 12 noon to 6 p.m. Icewine. Also produced at the winery are four dry premium wines: Chardonnay, Rose of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot and Marytage. The Marytage (Meritage) is a Bordeaux Style blended red wine made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. According to the Solomons Island Winery website, the winery is “…growing a small amount of our own grapes, however our wines are currently produced predominantly from fruit produced by other growers. As such we are able to produce a wide variety of wines.” For more information, visit or call 410-394-1933. Solomons Island Winery is located at 515 Garner Lane in Lusby. The E. Solomons Island Winery tasting room is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 410-394-1933 515 Garner Lane, Lusby, Md. Tuesday – Sunday: from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Kristen, left, and Steve Wallo enjoy a class of wine at Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery.

Politicians and local non-profit organizations such as Pets With Disabilities have used the Tuscan villa as a fundraiser venue. Upcoming events include the annual Halloween Costume Contest on Nov. 1 and the Black Tie New Year’s Eve Party on the evening of Dec. 31. On nights the villa is not booked the winery hosts karaoke nights, 70s and 80s dance parties and other events. There is live music every weekend. For more information, including a full event calendar listing, visit or call 410414-8486. Running Hare is located at 150 Adelina Road in Prince Frederick. The tasting room is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m. Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery is one of Calvert’s newest wineries. The tasting room opened in spring of 2012. The first wines were created in 2005, with the products going to friends and family of co-owners John Behun and Mark Flemming. The idea to go into business together came out of a conversation at a Department of Justice picnic in Alexandria, Va. “John liked the idea of 500 plants,” Flemming said. “Like a garden on steroids.” Perigeaux Vineyards & Winery was established with the planting of the first vineyard of 2,200 vinifera vines in April 2002. During the last nine years, this has expanded to include four estate vineyards encompassing eight acres of nearly 5,000 vines. It takes three to four years before vines produce good fruit for wine production, Flemming said. The vineyards are growing faster than they thought they would, Behun said. During the year, they battle weather and animals to ensure the grapes make it to harvest. This year, birds made off with 20 to 25 percent of the produce because they came earlier than expected and before Behun and Flemming could get nets up to keep them away. From a first harvest of about 48 pounds of grapes, Perigeaux’s production now includes approximately 14 tons of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Zinfandel and Montepulciano. Behun and Flemming, with help from friends and family members, harvest, crush and de-stem the grapes, create wines and bottle the final products on site. Only the first grapes produced in a season can be used for wine, Behun said. Any subsequent growth is used for the jams and jellies that the owners give to family and friends. Perigeaux is the only winery in Maryland that grows Zinfandel grapes and one of three on the east coast, Flemming said. Flemming designed the interior of the tasting room, converted from a two-bedroom house, and the larger house on the property where the wine is made and stored. For more information, visit or call 410-586-2710. Perigeaux is located at 8650 Mackall Road in St. Leonard. The tasting room is open Wednesday through Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m.

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In 1992, the EPA awarded a contract to a private firm to conduct a study on the effect of smoking. On January 7,1993 the report was delivered. It clearly stated that passive tobacco smoke does indeed contain a Class "A" carcinogen that causes cancer. This is NOT a harmful invasion of one's body that should be allowed to happen, especially when it can be so easy to prevented. Banning smoking in Calvert County parks is a rule that our County Commissioners should implement immediately. Both of my parents were chain smokers. They both died of what the doctor called "a classic case of smoker's lung cancer." Today, it is clearly stated on the outside of every

Our Freedoms Are Being Stripped From Us
I’d like to address the proposed ban on smoking in public parks if I may. Fifty-two years ago, President Kennedy laid out an audacious goal: to land an astronaut on the moon, and return him safely to earth. The goal of total smoking cessation within our lifetimes is no less achievable, or praiseworthy. I feel very strongly that education, not the courts and police are the best avenue to achieving that end. Lately, a session of the General Assembly can’t end that our dwindling freedoms aren’t further eroded. The ‘Sunday drive’ now carries the threat of a moving violation if a rear-seat occupant isn’t belted in. At the same time the lawmakers took away our right to go unfettered in the back of our own autos, they increased the gas tax. Those leisurely drives to grandma’s house just got a lot less carefree – not to mention expensive. Isn’t it bad enough that those unfortunate souls who can’t quit smoking risk forfeiting their security deposits if they’re caught lighting up within the four walls of their own rental units? Yes, discarded cigarette ends are disgusting and an eyesore, but so are, in my estimation, most new autos. Arianna Huffington is on record as favoring a ban on SUVs because of the sheer amount of fuel they burn. (Of course, in typical liberal fashion, the limos used to spirit Ms. Huffington to the Today Show studio to issue her high-minded platitudes would still be perfectly legal). At a time when our freedoms are being stripped from us, we should cherish those we and others enjoy – and oppose legislation to infringe existing ones. Edward C. Davenport, Drum Point, Md.

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pack of cigarettes that SMOKING CAUSES CANCER. It “no longer states that "smoking may be harmful to your health." The "maybe" is gone. Now, there is no doubt about it. When Commissioner Slaughenhoupt states that the rights of the smokers needs to be considered, he is wrong to conclude that that right means that they be allowed to smoke in the parking lots of our Calvert County parks that are closely adjacent to the fields where our children play. That is tantamount to granting swimmers the right to urinate in one end of the pool. It does not prevent what is trying to be accomplished. It is clearly not the way to protect the nearby public from the cancer causing carcinogens contained in passive cigarette smoke. It is without question that the public's right to be protected from this carcinogen far outweighs any right that a smoker may have. With only 22 per-cent of the population now smoking, we are not talking about a large segment of the population being affected. Additionally, we are only asking the smokers to do without for a couple of hours at the most. This should be no big deal. Owen V. Cummings Lusby, Md.

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Not Your Average Murder Mystery
By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer “I’ve always liked mysteries, so I decided to write one.” Linda Stewart recently released her first book, “Snow’s Rest, A Maryland Mystery”. As a teenager, Stewart said that she became interested in writing, but she put off that dream until her retirement in 2010. “The thought most people have is that the book is about a man that goes on a journey,” Steward said. Snow’s Rest takes place in St. Mary’s and Calvert counties, taking place in 1903. The main character, William Snow, is traveling to his ancestral home for the summer after retiring from his profession as a judge. Snow, while mourning the death of his own wife, who he thinks he sees in the corner of his eye from time to time, attends the funeral of an acquaintance of his in Solomon’s Island before returning home to St. Mary’s County. If it were a real place, Stewart said, the Snow home would be just north of St. Mary’s College, overlooking the St. Mary’s river. Stewart wanted to create a character that readers would be able to relate to. By depicting him as a regular person, having faced tragedy and trying to find his way in life, Stewart felt that readers would be able to feel a connection to William Snow. In the book, Snow is trying to discern the truth of a possible murder, a possible haunted house, a definite murder and the workings of his own mind. “There is somewhat of a final resolution, depending on what the reader chooses to believe,” Stewart said. With a lot of modern mysteries, Stewart said, there is not a lot of room for the reader to come to a conclusion for themselves as she feels that with most books, “an outside character would come along with their forensic evidence and solve the case for you”. With this book, Stewart said that she wanted each person to come to their own conclusion. In preparation for writing Snow’s Rest, Stewart said that she spent months researching the history of Maryland, specifically St. Mary’s County. She felt as though people in the


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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.

Mary Alice Alfonte, 89
Mary Alice Alfonte, age 89, passed away Oct. 10. She was born Jan. 13, 1924, in Seattle, Washington and adopted by William and Florence Serruys of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Her childhood was carefree and adventurous. On her father’s ranch she rode horses, participated in local rodeos, worked with prize-wining livestock, and famously insisted that her parents call a taxi for her every Sunday morning so she could go to church. Her favorite hobby was designing paper dolls. At the height of the Depression, when Mary was 13, her well-to-do parents took her on an around-the-world cruise (on the Scharnhorst, later sunk by the Allies during WW II). For the rest of her life she never forgot seeing China, Japan, India, Europe, and especially Germany in November 1936, on the eve of WWII. She graduated high school at St. Helen’s Hall (now Oregon Episcopal School) in Portland where Mary’s energetic and good-humored nature led to friendships she faithfully maintained until the last years of her life. After a brief marriage to Lawrence Ray, which produced two sons, William and Thomas, Mary moved to Hollywood, Calif., to work as a color coordinator for Dutch Boy paints. She re-married to Hal Kornell in 1949. They had two children together, James and Lorelei. Mary decided in 1960 to pursue her dream of designing and building houses. Over the next 22 years she designed and built three houses in Thousand Oaks, Calif., providing her family with beautiful places to grow up and thrive. In 1972 Mary met Bill Alfonte and found her true love. After divorcing their respective spouses Mary and Bill relocated to Washington D.C. and married in 1973. They purchased a home in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, and Mary obtained her Virginia Real Estate License. She was proud of the Jaguar sedan she purchased with her very first real estate commission check. Mary and Bill devoted every spare hour to bicycling, hiking, and traveling. In 1974 they bicycled across Denmark, Holland, and Belgium. They also took trips over the next few years to Nova Scotia,

England, Germany, France, Bahamas, Greece, Canada, Japan, and many trips around the U.S. In 1976 Bill suggested they take up sailing; after training at a sailing school in Annapolis, MD, they bought the first of their eight boats, a Cal 22 they named “Sunshine”. They took up the boating life and for the next 35 years sailed everywhere, circumnavigating the United States, sailing the Mediterranean around the Greek Isles, making an annual trip to the Bahamas, and making treasured friendships everywhere they went. Around 1986 they got a Maltese puppy and named her “Chessie”. From then on the trio were inseparable. In 1987 Mary and Bill designed and built their dream home on the Chesapeake Bay in Solomon’s Island, Maryland. Mary and Bill spent many happy years there, enjoyed their friends and having cocktails overlooking the Bay every evening. Mary joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary and enjoyed the job, especially an assignment as lighthouse keeper. Mary volunteered as a reader at Solomon’s Nursing Home and was a faithful supporter of the Calvert Animal Welfare League, Audubon Society, Nature Conservancy, and animal welfare causes in general. In 1997, Mary and Bill bought a condo overlooking the Bay in Solomon’s Island. They lived there devoted to one another until Bill passed away in 2011. Mary spoke and thought of Bill every day, and beleived at the moment of her death that Bill and Chessie were coming for her on their boat and they would all sail away and be happy forever. Mary is survived by her four children and by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. If you would like to honor Mary’s memory, a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association would be a fine tribute. Services and internment were private. All arrangements were handled by Lee Funeral Home Calvert, P.A.

He was raised across the Tangier Sound on Smith Island. Willie entered the United States Navy in 1955 and served until 1957. He was stationed in Norfolk, Va., and as well as other duty stations. As a young boy, he explored and learned the ways of the island and water. He followed the family and island tradition of going to work as a waterman, and he learned to navigate the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay and Inter Coastal Waterway. The water was not only a livelihood, but a way of life. The water was a passion he developed and transferred to others. While working on the water crabbing in the summer of 1987, he severely injured his hand and had to retire from the water. After recovering from his injury, he went to work installing commercial gas pipe at which he worked until entering semi-retirement in 2008. At this time, he worked part-time at Sneade’s Hardware and Rod-n-Reel. Willie first met Stephanie “Connie” Rogers in the spring/summer of 1977 and they were later married on May 2, 1987 in North Beach, Md., at a pool side wedding. They resided in North Beach until moving to Owings in August 2004. Willie was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Joe Kitching. He is survived by his wife Stephanie “Connie” Kitching; sons Gary W. Kitching and wife Karen of Crisfield, Md., and John M. Curtin of Washington, D.C. Also surviving are a brother Harry Kitching of Millsboro, Dele., and a sister Pam Tyler of Crisfield, Md. Family and friends were received Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., where a funeral service and celebration of Willie’s life was held Wednesday at 12 p.m. followed at Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk, Md. Memorial donations may be made to Calvert Hospice. To leave condolences visit

Moran, Jeffrey and Stephanie Wilson and Ambrielle and Michael Marshall; and great grandchildren Matthew and Leanne. Friends called on Monday, Oct. 21, at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., from 1 to 2 p.m. where a service and celebration of James’ life was held at 2. Interment followed at Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk, Md. Expressions of sympathy in James’ name may be made to First Baptist Church of Calvert County. For additional information or to leave a condolence visit

Mark Kevin Jennings, 50
Mark Kevin Jennings, 50, of Owings, Md., passed away Oct. 12, at his residence. He was born at Prince George’s Hospital in Cheverly, Md., on July 21, 1963 to Judith Ann (Mittelstetter) and William F. Jennings. Mark was raised in Hyattsville and attended Woodlawn Elementary, Glenridge Junior High and Fairmont Heights High Schools. He was employed as a truck driver where he drove 18 wheelers and tow trucks, and also worked on small engine repairs. Mark had lived in Florida and Mississippi, and moved back to Maryland in 2003. He enjoyed antiques, model trains and building models. He also loved spending time with his dog Go-Go. His wife Dolores Jennings preceded Mark in death. He is survived by his mother Judith A. Brice of Owings; sons Shane and John Tyler Jennings, both of Owings, and a daughter Tiffany Siehl and husband J.R. of Lusby. Also surviving are grandchildren Samantha and Kaylee Jennings and Ava Monroe Siehl; sisters Barbara Gheen of Mechanicsville, Teresa Garner of Huntingtown, and Debra Ridgell of Owings; and brothers Michael Hayes of Decatur, Texas and Dennis Jennings of Shady Side. Services for Mr. Jennings will be private. To leave condolences visit

James Joseph Moran, 79
James Joseph “Jay” Moran, age 79, of Mathews, N.C. and a former resident of Huntingtown, Md., passed away Oct. 15, 2013 in Charlotte, N.C. He was born June 2, 1934 in Downingtown, Pa., to Joseph Ignatius and Margaret Elizabeth (McWilliams) Moran. Jay attended Downingtown Schools and enlisted in the Unite States Navy on June 20, 1952 and served as a Machinist Mate Third Class aboard the USS Intrepid until being discharged June 19, 1960. Upon his discharge James went to work as a technician with ATT. He retired from ATT as a manager of Special Services, working with the White House, Embassies and other classified government agencies after 34 ½ years. James married Ruth Ann Weaver Oct. 3, 1975 in Port Republic, Md., and he was preceded in death by her on December 3, 2010. James was an active member of First Baptist Church of Calvert County, a proud member of NRA, an avid gardener, and a loyal Washington Redskin fan. He even worked as an usher for the Redskins at RFK Stadium. Surviving are his children Thomas L. Moran and his wife Shari of Matthews, N.C., James J. Moran, Jr and his wife Tuyet of Rockville, Md., Robert Moran and his wife Bonnie of North East, Md., Vicki Wilson and her husband Stephen of San Antonio, Texas and Patti Marshall and her husband Rick of Elverson, Pa.; grandchildren Sabrina, Zachary, Jared and Phoenix

Wellington Leo Kitching, 76
Wellington Leo Kitching aka “Willie” or “Wat”, age 76, of Owings, passed away Oct. 11, at his residence. He was born in Crisfield, Md., on May 1, 1937 to Ernest Leo and Emily Frances (Evans) Kitching.

Spike Mannie Chapman, 79
Spike Mannie Chapman, age 79, of Upper Marlboro, Md., passed away Oct. 17, at his residence. He was born April 16, 1934 in Upper Marlboro, Md., to Willard Mannie and Carrie Elizabeth (Graves) Chapman. He received his education in Upper Marlboro and was a graduate of Frederick Sasscer High School. After graduation he worked for a short time for the Prince George’s County Board of Education before opening his own refrigeration business. He serviced business in the local area and in 1961 expanded by opening a store known as S.M. Chapman on Main Street in Upper Marlboro, which evolved over time to include other appliances as well as HVAC services. Spike attended Independent Baptist Church in Clinton, Md. In his leisure time he enjoyed restoring old and antique cars and had restored many thru the years. He also enjoyed sitting on his sun porch on Sunday, listening to country music. Working was his life and Spike never retired, although an automobile accident Oct. 6, 2012

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limited his involvement. Spike was preceded in death by three sons, Robert Sr., Kenneth and David Chapman. He is survived his wife Dorothy L. Chapman of Upper Marlboro, Md.; a daughter Laurie Fox Krane and husband Bryon of Riva, Md.; two step-daughters, Debbie Chapman of Upper Marlboro, Md. and Cheryl Kane and husband Ray of Valleyhead, W.Va.; grandchildren Sheila Zett, Robert Chapman, Jr., Joe Fox, Raymond Kane and Jennifer Ann Chapman. Family and friends were received on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, where a funeral service and celebration of Spike’s life was held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment followed at St. Barnabas Church Cemetery, Upper Marlboro. Expressions of sympathy in Spike’s name may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake. For information or to leave a condolence visit www.RauschFuneralHomes. com

Kevin Ray Baer, 47
Kevin Ray Baer, age 47, of North Beach, Md., passed away suddenly and peacefully Oct. 17, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Washington, DC December 9, 1965 to Leonard R. and Nancy L. (Westover) Baer. Kevin was raised in Calvert County and was a 1983 Graduate of Northern High School and a 1988 graduate of Frostburg State University. Kevin was a mortgage loan originator with Prime Lending Mortgage Company. In his leisure he enjoyed bowling, BMX racing, and playing some golf. He was also an avid Baltimore Raven fan. Surviving are a son Kollin R. Baer of North Beach, Md.; his parents Leonard R. and Nancy L. Baer of Prince Frederick, Md.; a sister Darcy Woessner and husband Andrew of Great Falls, Va., and nieces Jessica and Emma Woessner. Friends were received on Monday, Oct. 21 at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Owings. Private services were held for the family and interment followed at Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens, Port Republic, Md. Expressions of sympathy in Kevin’s name may be made to Foundation for Alcoholism Research, P.O. Box 54, Middlebury, VT 05753 For information or to leave a condolence visit www.RauschFuneralHomes. com

and in New Hebrides. Once Leo returned home, He went on to work as a PBX Installer for C & P Telephone Company retiring in 1981. He moved to Calvert Co. in 1985 from Hyattsville, Md., and was a volunteer at Out Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Calvert Marine Museum, and with the Telephone Pioneers. He enjoyed spending time with his family and wood working. Leo is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret A. Trail of Lusby, Md.; children, Leo V. Trail, Jr. of Bel Air, Md., and Cynthia T. McPadden and her husband William of Herndon, Va., and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Morgan A. Trail. The family received friends on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in the Rausch Funeral Home, Lusby, Md., where a Prayer Service was at 3. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m., in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church with Msgr. Michael Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Md. The family request contributions to be made in Leo’s name to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic School, P.O. Box 560, Solomons, MD 20688.

modore of Herring Bay.” He also received an executive citation from the County Executive of Anne Arundel County (John Leopold, 2007) for dedicated service to the community, and “immeasurable contributions to others in thought, word, and deed.” Besides his many projects, Mr. Becke’s home was a social hub of the neighborhood for many years. Whether hosting crab feasts or just an evening happy hour, neighbors gathered at his home almost daily. His wife of 55 years, Betty Pulliam Becke, died in 1999. Survivors include three children, Barbara Becke Smith (Stephen) of Fairhaven, Md., Alan Edward Becke (Joanna) of Greensboro, Md., and Nancy Becke Kelly (Dennis) of Fairhaven, Md.; a brother, Albert Becke, of Hyattsville, Md.; nine grandchildren; and his companion, Barbara Miller, also of Fairhaven. A memorial service and celebration of Mr. Becke’s life was held Saturday, Oct. 19, 11a.m., at St. James’ Parish, Lothian. Interment was private. Memorial donations may be made to St. James’ Parish. To leave condolences visit

Timothy Edward Raftery, 57
Timothy Edward Raftery, 57, of Prince Frederick, Maryland passed away on October 16, at his home. He was born on June 17, 1956 in Rochester New York to Bonita Yaw Raftery and the late Charles F. Raftery. He is also predeceased by his son James Dean Raftery. Tim was a dedicated Father and Husband who lived life to its fullest each and every day. Tim had a kindness in his heart not just for his family and friends, but for everyone he met. Perhaps this was due to his upbringing or to the life lessons he experienced, but no matter the reason, Tim was there for you in every moment, squeezing every life’s moment from you. We admire that about Tim and it is our hope that we can emulate this trait in our lives. We will miss Tim, but his legacy lives on in each and every one he met. He is survived by his wife, Sharon D. Raftery of Prince Frederick, Md. and a daughter, Nicole Sue Raftery of Columbia, Md. He is also survived by his mother, Bonita Y. Haessler of Rochester, N.Y. and his siblings, Robert Raftery of White Lake, N.C., Sue Scutella and her husband Cliff of Brockport, N.Y., Eric V. Haessler and his wife Jane of Roswell, Georgia, Kurt Haessler of Rochester, N.Y., several nieces and nephews and a special niece, Christina. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday October 27, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Jefferson Patterson Park, St. Leonard, Md. Memorial contributions should be made to the National Kidney Foundation. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic, Md.

and Hubert Lee Perry, and was raised in Louisburg until moving to Riverdale, MD in her youth. Nancy was educated in public schools and graduated from Bladensburg High School in 1967. She married Paul Taylor Moore, and was primarily a homemaker, raising their son. They made their home in Hyattsville, and she has lived in Upper Marlboro for the past seventeen years. Nancy enjoyed crocheting, gardening, flowers, cooking and spending time with her family, especially her son and his friends. She also enjoyed frog figurines and Betty Boop collectables. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Paul Moore. She is survived by her loving son Paul Thomas Moore of Huntingtown; sisters Yvonne Wood of Huntingtown, and Pam Brezina and husband James of Lincoln, DE; and a brother Junior Hardy of Prince Frederick. A memorial service and celebration of Nancy’s life will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Huntingtown. To leave condolences visit www.rauschfuneralhomes. com.

Edward G. Becke, 90
Edward G. Becke, a lifelong civilian Navy employee who resided in Fairhaven, Maryland, died at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 9. He was 90 years old. Edward Garland Becke was born and raised in Washington, D.C., where he attended D.C. public schools and took classes in engineering at George Washington University. He started his career in 1941 at the Washington Navy Yard working as a machinist during WWII. After the War, he began work at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), where he would work in various capacities for the next 68 years. During his time at NRL, Mr. Becke designed and installed the first low frequency submarine periscope antenna at New London, Conn. He was part of a group that developed the first U.S. spy satellite, which was launched in June of 1960. His patented design was used in over 1000 satellite antennas. In the early 1960’s he traveled around the world to help plan, design, and supervise the installation of a worldwide network of ground antenna stations for satellites. At the time of his death, he was still working one day a week as a consultant on the history of NRL. In addition to his career with the Navy, Mr. Becke was widely regarded for his contributions to the community of Fairhaven on Herring Bay, where he lived for 58 years. He donated his time, tools and expertise to help individual neighbors and the community as a whole. One of the many projects he spearheaded was the building of a community swim platform in 1965 that has been used by generations of residents. In 1983 he placed a Christmas tree on the swim platform as a gift to a dying friend. With the help of neighbors over the past 30 years, that has become a tradition in memory of those who have passed. His tireless efforts on behalf of the community drew many commendations over the years. In 2001 he received a Governor’s Citation (Parris Glendening) for “contribution to the betterment of your community and the great State of Maryland,” and was named an “Honorary Com-

James Patrick Hines, 52
James Patrick “Jimmy” Hines, 52, of Rose Haven, Md. passed away Oct. 20 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. He was born December 15, 1960 in Washington, D.C. to Thomas Edward and Twila Mae (Manion) Hines. Jimmy was raised in Oxon Hill, until moving with his family to Rose Haven in 1976. He graduated from Southern High School in 1978, where he played baseball, and he then attended Towson University. Jimmy was employed as a salesman in the tire industry for over 25 years. From 1985 to 2007, he also worked part-time at Pointer Ridge Liquors in Bowie, MD. In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing, golfing, and watching games shows on TV. Jimmy was a very outgoing person and was known for his wit and joke telling. He was preceded in death by his father Thomas E. Hines. Jimmy is survived by his mother Twila M. Hines of Rose Haven, a daughter Katherine G. Hines and a son James Patrick Hines, Jr., both of Sikeston, MO. He is also survived by brothers Thomas E. Hines of Rose Haven, and David S. Hines and wife Mary of LaPlata, and sisters Linda A. Carlson and husband David of Severna Park and Beverly M. Harris and husband Barry of Davidsonville, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received Thursday, Oct. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, where a funeral service and celebration of Jimmy’s life will be held Friday, 11 a.m.. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Md. To leave condolences visit

Leo Vincent Trail, Sr., 92
Leo Vincent Trail, Sr., 92, of Lusby, Md., passed away peacefully at his residence on Oct. 18, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Sept. 25, 1921 in Washington, D.C. to the late Morgan L. and Nicie T. Trail. He married Margaret A. Rowe on Oct. 9, 1949 in Washington, D.C. Leo graduated from Eastern High School in Washington, D.C., in 1938 and went on to join the Marines. He served his country honorably from 1938 until 1944. He served in the South Pacific during WW II in Gaudalcanal, Samoan & Marshall Islands,

Nancy Johnson Moore, 64
Nancy Johnson Moore, 64, of Upper Marlboro, Md. passed away Oct. 20 at her son’s residence in Huntingtown. She was born February 27, 1949 in Nash County, NC to Ineva Johnson (Moore)

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer While Bobby Gatton was waiting for his truck to be emptied at a gravel pit on Cedar Lane he decided to get out of the truck and stretch his legs. He spotted something shiney on the ground and kicked it, thinking it was a piece of exposed pipe. It turned out to be a ring which, as he would later learn, had been missing for 27 years. Gatton brought the ring back to Renee Davey, an employee with Dirt Works Excavation. "I thought it was Scottish," Gatton said referring to the bagpipes on the side. Davey used the emblem to begin her search on the internet and found the ring belonged to Mihael Allen Kuhn, a 1983 graduate from Lake Wales Senior High School - the highlanders. Kuhn moved to Southern Maryland in 1986 and was living in the Calvert Ranch Estates in Lusby with his wife, Joy Kuhn, when he died on Aug. 25. The ring was found on Sept. 24, the same day he would have turned 48. Joy had moved to Florida to be closer to her parents when Davey called

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her Lusby home and left a message. Judy Huse, a Lusby resident, is looking after Kuhn's house until it's sold. She called Davey back, got Kuhn on the phone and coordinated a three-way phone conversation. "I said 'you have got to be kidding,'" Kuhn said. She had planned to return to Maryland for a week, coincidentally scheduled to travel only a couple days after recieving the phone call. She and her parents met with Davey and Gatton to get the ring. Michael Kuhn lost his ring when he was laying infrastructure near the current location of the WalMart in California, Md. Davey said its likely they moved dirt and the ring from that area and dumped it in the pit. Recent rains could have stirred up the dirt, allowing Gatton to find the ring. Kuhn agreed with Davey, adding the series of well-timed coincidences, including the finding of the ring on Michael Kuhn's birthday, is a sign that he is in heaven and looking over his family.
Bobby Gatton, Joy Kuhn and Renee Davey Photo by Sarah Miller

Kitty Cats for Halloween
By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer “There’s really nothing about Halloween to be afraid of,” Ellynne Davis said of her new book “Halloween Fright Night on a Chesapeake Night.” Davis’ book came out in September of this year and has already been through three printings. Davis’s book is about three black cats- Jellybean, Ginger Snap, and Jasmine- that prepare for their Halloween adventure through making costumes, trick-or-treating and even getting spooked. The idea behind the three black cats was not just a Halloween coincidence; Davis also has three black cats and is an avid cat lover. She has had as many as nine cats with her at one time. Davis originally came up with the idea for the book by teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages classes because some of her students did not know what Americans did for Halloween. “If by Oct. 1, they didn’t have a clue what Halloween was, by Oct. 31, they never wanted it to end,” Davis said. She found that the rhymes in the book would also appeal to younger audiences and made preparations for creating an actual book with her friend Joyce Judd, who did the illustrating. Judd created the illustrations in the book by using pencil, pen and coloured pencil. If she had not retraced her drawings multiple times, the colours would have been washed out and faded. “Each drawing took about 10 hours,” Judd said. Judd’s ideas behind the illustrations in the book were more interesting than traditional. In the book, the jack-olanterns have ears like a cat, there are both humans and cats trick-or-treating on Halloween night, some of the skyscapes have faces, and the cats receive tuna as one of their treats in their candy. She said that she was also inspired by Van Goff in some aspects of the work and she hopes that older people can pick up on her inspirations. Halloween Fright on a Chesapeake Night is available at Fenwick Used Books and Music in Leonardtown, The White Rabbit in Leonardtown, The Historic St. Mary’s Giftshop, Keepin’ It Local in Morganza, Vintage Source in Clements and also on Amazon. Davis and Judd will be holding a book signing at the Garvey Senior Centre’s Halloween Luncheon at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 along with Francis Hayes, author of “Spencer the Trick-or-treat Spider.” They will also be available on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 12 to 6 p.m. at the Coffee Quarter in California, for a Meet the Author’s event along with Linda Stewart, Eddie Washington, Christina Allen, Marguerite Labbe, Francis Hayes and Myra Rospa. For more information email or


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Open Enrollment for Medicare Prescription Drug Program The open enrollment period to make changes to your Medicare Prescription Drug Program continues until December 7, 2013. During this period you can either join or make changes to your existing prescription coverage in three ways: make an appointment with the Office on Aging’s SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program); call 1-800-633-4227 and speak with a Medicare representative who can assist in your plan search; or go to Medicare’s interactive website and use the Prescription Drug Plan Finder to enroll online after you complete your search for the best plan. Meals on Wheels (MOW) Calvert MOW is a volunteer, non-profit organization that provides home delivered meals up to five weekdays each week to homebound individuals. Due to the growing number of recipients, MOW is looking for volunteers to deliver meals. If you would like to volunteer or need additional information, please call the Office on Aging at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170.

Senior Citizen News
Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC) See who can throw a pumpkin the farthest at the Punkin Chunkin, Friday, Nov. 1, at 12:30 p.m. The winner will be crowned the Punkin Chunkin Champion. North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) A delicious Men’s Breakfast will be served, Friday, Nov. 1, 8 a.m. Enjoy food and make new friends. Pre-registration is required. The Ask-For-The-Nurse will discuss “Stents” and their benefits, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) Do some brain warm-ups at Mental Gymnastics, Monday, Nov. 4, 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a variety of fun puzzles designed to help keep your thinking, reasoning skills and creativity top notch! Enjoy playing Wii and a variety of board games everyday with friends (when there is no scheduled event) in the dining room.

It has been a tough season for the Patuxent High School Junior Varsity girl's soccer team. Second to last game and we tied zero-zero. With the support of our coach, Alanna Jones, and the varsity team, we have improved greatly since the beginning of the season. We are more then a team, we are family. - Amber Young #8
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Entertainment Calendar
Thursday, Oct. 24
GrooveSpan Duo Monterey’s Restaurant (1753 HG Trueman Rd, Lusby) - 6 to 9 p.m. DJ Mango Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m. Higher Standards Jazz Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) – 8 p.m.

Coffee, Fun and Frolic
By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer On Saturday, Oct. 25, Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall will feature Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance (SMTMD) as they perform their Home Spun Coffee House Concert, this month, featuring Carey Creed. SMTMD has been hosting Coffee Concerts every month since 2001. Their goal in these concerts is to promote folk and traditional music and dance, as well as to educate the public of these events. They feature both local talents from around Maryland in addition to from around the country. SMTMD specializes in Celtic, folk and country music, but they alternate every other month from an Open Mic, which showcases talent on a first-come-first-serve basis, and concerts, which show off the traditional styles of music. According to their website, the purpose of SMTMD is to preserve and promote the appreciation and performance of traditional and contemporary folk music and dance in the American Culture. Through sponsorship of concerts, dances, and activities, SMTMD enriches folk culture in the Southern Maryland region. While they are using the venue at the Parish, SMTMD is in no way affiliated with the church. They started off hosting their entertainment nights at the Sotterley Plantation, and moved to the Parish Hall as their audience grew. In addition to the music, SMTMD also sponsors contra dancers. Contra, according to booking manager, Bob Augustine, is a traditional style of dance. Contra literally means, opposing lines. SMTMD held a contra dance class earlier on October and will continue to do so in the future. The next event is scheduled for Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall. This month, the Coffee House concert will feature Carey Creed, Mark Sylvester, Lynn Hollyfield and Mary Gordon Hall. At the performance, music will be heard on guitar, piano and mandolin as well as through voices in singing. Creed has been singing and writing songs for years, and SMTMD considers it an honor to have her featured in their coffeehouse. The SMTMD Home Spun Coffee House Concert will take place at the Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., in Chaptico on Friday, Oct. 25, starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Refreshments are

Friday, Oct. 25
Frankie Shegogue, John Previti The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) – 7:30 p.m Three Amigos Chiefs (44584 Tall Timbers Rd, Tall Timbers) – 8p.m. Latrice Carr Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26
GrooveSpan Duo Morris Point Restaurant (38869 Morris Point Rd, Abell) - 6 to 9 p.m. Wildgood Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m Kappa Danielson The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) – 7:30 p.m. Folk Salad Trio Port of Leonardtown Winery (23190 Newtowne Neck Rd, Leonardtown) – 5 to 8 p.m. Colliders Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) – 8 p.m.

available (donation requested). For more information and directions, go to As an added bonus two tickets will be given away at the Friday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. Travis Tritt concert, with opener Lyndsey Highlander, in the Music Center at Strathmore. The tickets are being provided courtesy of Strathmore.

Sunday, Oct. 27
The California Ramblers Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd, Hollywood) – 3 to 7 p.m. Bluegrass Gospel Concert Calvary United Methodist Church (3235 Leonardtown Rd, Waldorf) – 3 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 28
Bud Light Karaoke Challenge Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m Halloween Team Trivia Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 29
$2 Tuesday Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m Justin Myles Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) – 7 p.m.


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Library Events
Thursday, Oct. 24
• 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. This week’s feature is Seemore’s Playhouse. 410-326-5289 • Code Name 4-5-6 Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For 4th-6th grade eyes only! 4th-6th grade students are invited to this series of events which uses plenty of hands-on activities to have fun with reading! Each month we will explore a new theme and introduce a great chapter book on the topic. No advanced preparation is needed and a snack will be provided. This month’s topic: Hail to the Chief. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Halloween Evening Storytime Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Join us for a fun evening of Halloween stories and songs. Costumes welcome! 410-257-2411 • Tween Mask Making Workshop with Denise Weller Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tweens - Design and create a mask that expresses you, using paints, fabric, buttons, beads, keys, feathers, hardware, watch parts, and other intriguing mixed media supplies. Learn about masks in different cultures and how to choose your personalized mask theme. Mask themes might range from heroes to predators, from royalty to vampires, and from creatures to historical figures. Here’s your chance to improve your design skills to make a stunning mask you can wear or use to decorate your room. A fun evening led by artist Denise Weller. For more information call Barbara Boward at Calvert Library Southern Branch at 410-326-5289. Refreshments provided. Please register. • Halloween Open Mic Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring your scary stories, creepy music, or otherworldly poetry…for Poets, Musicians, Comedians, Dancers, Ghosts, Goblins, etc. Sign up for a 5-10 minute block of time with creepy poetry, music, flash fiction, or whatever! Costumes encouraged! Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Halloween Evening Storytime Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 7 to 7:45 p.m. Lightly spooky family storytime for children of all ages. Costumes are optional. 410-257-2101 11 to 11:30 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. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • OMOB: Janice Greene Storyteller Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 2 to 3:30 p.m. Author of Thema and the Wonderful Black Gourd and nationally known Master Storyteller, Janice Curtis Greene brings the themes of the book King Peggy to life through stories. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

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Monday, Oct. 28
• 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! 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Evening Family Storytime Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. This storytime is for the family with children of multiple ages. Children will make a craft weekly. Please register. 410-326-5289

Tuesday, Oct. 29
• Halloween Evening Storytime Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 7 to 8 p.m. Family storytime for preschoolers. Program includes books, songs, and flannelboard stories. Halloween Theme. 410-326-5289 • Manga Otaku Cosplay Night Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 7 to 8 p.m. Here in the west, otaku has come to mean a super-fan of manga and anime, and, by extension, Japanese popular culture. These evenings are for teen and tween otaku who would love to spend some time whetting their appetite for all things Japanese! Come dressed as your favorite manga character! Please register. 410-257-2411

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Wednesday, Oct. 30
• 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 • Halloween Evening Storytime Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wear your costumes and join us for an evening of Halloween thrills and chills for your little ones. Family storytime, all ages from birth through 5 years old. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Friday, Oct. 25
• On Pins & Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Southern Matinee Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 1 to 4 p.m. Join us for a powerful film about how one man changed baseball… and changed America. Jackie Robinson, number 42, is the chosen one both because he’s an excellent baseball player and because he is a man with the inner strength to withstand the bullying and abuse that’s sure to follow his appointment to an allwhite team. Come enjoy this movie on our big screen and a cup of coffee. Please register. 410-326-5289

Thursday, Oct. 31
• 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. This week’s feature is Jakers! Spooky Storytellers. 410-326-5289

November – All Month
• Art in the Stacks-Lonnie Harkins (photography) Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way Lonnie Harkins is an aspiring photographer of the natural world--primarily landscapes, seascapes, flowers, insects, and animals. Abstracts and closeup photography also interest him. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Twin Beaches Artist of the Month: Sheri Dreschler (oil) Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach 410-257-2411

Saturday, Oct. 26
• Playtime Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 10:45 to 11:15 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. 410-257-2101 • Playtime Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 10:45 to 11:15 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. 410-257-2411 • Playtime Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way –

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

October All Month Long
• Maryland State Field Hockey Festival Team registrations are now being accepted for the 2nd Annual Maryland State Field Hockey Festival scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 16 and 17 in the Eldersburg area of Carroll County, Md. The Festival is open to all travel level school, recreation and club teams; and is hosted by the Majestx FHC. Competition is available in the  Girl’s U11, U13, U15, 17, U19 and Coed 21 & Older age levels. All teams are guaranteed four (50 minute) games, with additional play-off and championship being scheduled where applicable.  The first and second place teams in all age levels will receive team and individual awards.  The registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 4. For additional information contact either Gayle at or Mike at  Registration forms are available at h_summer • Thanksgiving Weekend Soccer Tournament The Central Maryland Soccer Association will sponsor two levels of soccer competition over the Thanksgiving Holiday.  The Cornucopia I tournament is for non-travel level in-house recreation council, C.Y.O. and similar type teams; the Cornucopia II tournament is designed for the more competitive travel, club and school level teams. Boys and girls competition is available in both events.  Both competitions are scheduled to take place in Westminster, Md.  The Cornucopia I is a nonaffiliated event for the dual age groupings of U8, 10, 12 and 14 years of age.  The Cornucopia II is an USSF youth affiliated event for single age groupings of 8 through 14 and dual age 16U and 18U.  Both tournament’s features round-robin competition, with all teams being guaranteed a minimum of three games with playoffs and championships where applicable. The tournament registration deadline is Nov. 15.  Additional information and registration material is available on the tournament’s web page located at  For additional information, contact us at

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Thursday, October 24, 2013


Community Events
a flashlight to seek out little ghosts and goblins hiding in and around the display cases and exhibits. Find them all and win a prize! Play some spooky games and trick-or-treat museum-style with masked-mannequins guarding the treats! Afterwards, head over to the Boo Bash at the North Beach boardwalk. Free admission. All ages are welcome. • Fossil Field Experience Calvert Marine Museum, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Explore the fossils at Calvert Cliffs with our trained interpreters. For children ages 8 and older. Fee is $20 per person and space is limited. Pre-registration required, please call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.   • Annual Monster Mash Cruise & Costume Contest Calvert Marine Museum, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. A special cruise for little goblins and their families! Adults:  $8, children ages 5 to 12: $7, and children under 4: $5. Pre-registration required, please call 410-326-2042, ext. 41 • Halloween in the Garden Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Dowell, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 410-326-4640 • www.annmariegarden. org <>  Looking for something SPOOKtacular to do for Halloween? Bring the family to Annmarie for a safe and spook-free daytime trick-ortreating parade. More than 80 local businesses, non-profit organizations and agencies set up booths along the Wooded Path and hand out small treats or gifts to every child. Free spooky face painting and other activities are provided. Parking is free in the adjacent parking field. Dress the whole family and enjoy a day of trick-or-treating in the garden and unique photo opportunities. Rain or shine. No pets • Flashlight Fun at the Boo-seum! Bayside History Museum, 9006 Dayton Ave., North Beach, 1 to 3 p.m. 301-855-4028 • www.baysidehistorymuseum. org Dress up in your Halloween costume and head over to the Bayside History Museum with a flashlight to seek out little ghosts and goblins hiding in and around the display cases and exhibits. Find them all and win a prize! Play some spooky games and trick-or-treat museum-style with masked mannequins guarding the treats! Afterward, head over to the Boo Bash at the North Beach boardwalk. Free admission, all ages. • Boo Bash Bay Avenue, North Beach, 3 to 5 p.m. 301-855-6681 •  Children are invited to wear Halloween costumes and meet on the boardwalk for a parade, trick-or-treating and costume judging. Special treats will be handed out by local businesses. • Annual Monster Mash Cruise  Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 410-326-2042 • www.calvertmarinemuseum. com  Bring your little goblins aboard the Wm. B. Tennison to celebrate Halloween. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Melissa McCormick at 410-326-2042, ext. 41, or Join us for a hike through the woods and enjoy the fall colors. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Registration is required. Dogs are not permitted on guided tours. • Sunday Afternoon with the Pattersons Tour  Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, 2 to 3:30 p.m. 410-586-8501 • Point Farm was the country retreat of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Patterson. In 1983 Mrs. Patterson donated the property to the state in honor of her late husband, creating Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum. Join us for a guided tour of this beautiful 1933 Colonial Revival brick house and gardens designed by noted female architects Gertrude Sawyer and Rose Greely. For reservations call 410-586-8501 or email • Free Children’s Costume Halloween Party American Legion Post 206, Chesapeake Beach, 1 to 3 p.m. In the upper level hall of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach. Hosted by the Auxiliary. All are Welcome. For information call (301)855-6466. • Trunk or Treat Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church ,9463 H.G.Trueman Road, Lusby, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Come in costume for treats, sweets, games and fun. Like us on facebook. 410-231-2075

Building PFB, Multi Purpose Room (Rms 104105)  Dominion, one of the nation’s largest energy companies, is planning new facilities at its Dominion Cove Point LNG Terminal located on the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby, Md. The new facilities are needed to liquefy natural gas so it can be exported.  Construction is planned to start in 2014, with completion of the new facilities in 2017. Dominion has hired IHI/Kiewit Cove Point, a joint venture of IHI E and Kiewit Energy Company, as its Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor. IHI/ Kiewit Cove Point will be responsible for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction of the new facility.  IHI/Kiewit will be providing many opportunities to local, diverse and/or small businesses in the region that include but not limited to, Subcontracting Opportunities, Services to be Procured and Materials to be Purchased.  Questions:  For more information, Email org 

• 3rd Bi-Annual Southern Maryland Demo cratic Summit Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa, Chesapeake Beach Tickets $75, Young Democrats $25 Join us! Cocktail Reception, Breakfast, Lunch Presentations from local and regional political strategists, elected officials and community leaders • A Full Circle Approach to PR and Marketing PRISM’s Ninth Annual Fall Conference Open to the Public Prince Frederick Campus of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM), 8 a.m. The Public Relations Individuals of Southern Maryland (PRISM) will hold its annual conference. Registration begins at 8 a.m., the first session begins at 8:30, sessions end at 3:30 p.m., and networking follows. The $45 registration fee includes the conference and lunch. To reserve your space at this year’s PRISM conference, please go to B Building Multipurpose Rooms 103/104/105

Monday, Oct. 28
• Great Pumpkin Festival La Plata Methodist Church, 12 to 6 p.m. Pumpkin sales from 12 noon until 6 p.m. each day to benefit the Charles County Children’s Aid Society. Prices start at $2!! Small gourds, mini pumpkins and specialty pumpkins/gourds will also be available while supplies last. Come out and support this wonderful non-profit in their programs that are all about children. For information call the church office between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 301-934-2288.

Friday, Oct. 25
• Dinner American Legion Post 206, Chesapeake Beach, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Master Chef Brenda will present her world-famous Meatloaf Dinner in the Lower Level Dining Room, American Legion Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260. The $10 price includes all the trimmings: mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, coleslaw, and beverage. Public warmly welcomed. For more information call 301-855-6466. • 5K Colton’s Point Costume Caper St. Clement’s Island Museum, 7:30 a.m. 5K Colton’s Point Costume Caper.  7:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race.  Halloween costumes preferred. Zombie chasers, face painting, games, and more.  All flat terrain.  Register at Adults $30, Under 18 $15.  www.

Thursday, Oct. 24
• Little Minnows:  Autumn Time is Here! Calvert Marine Museum, 10 to 11 a.m. The weather is starting to get cooler and the trees are changing color, it must be autumn! How many signs can we find that winter is com ing by exploring the museum grounds? Make a leaf magnet, hear a story, and play a game to learn about autumn..  Program for children age 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Fee is $4 per child.  • Tour of the Maryland Archaeological Con servation Laboratory Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 410-586-8501 • Enjoy a free behind-the-scenes tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility that houses more than 8 million artifacts, including collections from every county in Maryland. Visitors can get up close and personal with our conservators and collections. Group tours are offered year round for a small fee. Call or email for more information. Reservations are not required.  • Dominion Cove Point LNG Small Business Opportunities Briefing College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Southern Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce, the Charles County Chamber of Commerce and Calvert County Minority Business Alliance  New

Tuesday, Oct. 29
• Ribbon Cutting Ceremony  55 Stoakley Road Suite E, Prince Frederick,10 a.m. Please note that this is a new date! Century 21 New Millennium is excited to announce that we have moved our Dunkirk office to Prince Frederick! As we continue to grow in Southern Md., we believe that being located in the heart of Calvert County will bring even more opportunities and convenience to our clients, agents and others with whom we work on a daily basis! Our new office is located across from Calvert Memorial Hospital in the Prince Frederick Professional Center.

Saturday, Oct. 26
• Bucctoberfest Regatta SMSA, 14490 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons We are now entering the absolute best time of year to sail. If you haven’t been out all summer because you’re waiting for cooler air, warm water, sunshine &’s will last the next two months. Don’t miss it.  There is no better time to get out.... • Flashlight Fun at the Boo-seum! 4025 4th Street, North Beach, 1 to 3 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and head over to the Bayside History Museum with

Thursday, Oct.31
• Trick-or-treat at the Bayside History Museum 4025 4th Street, North Beach, 6 to 8 p.m. Don’t forget to stop by the Bayside History Museum for some treats on Halloween night! • Classic Car/Motorcycle trunk or treat Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad, 755 Solomons Island Road S. Prince Frederick, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 27
• Fall Foliage Hike at Double Oak Farm Double Oak Farm, 676 Double Oak Road, Prince Frederick, 1 to 3 p.m. 410-535-5327 •


Thursday, October 24, 2013

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

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

Looking for a auto detailer with mechanical skills. Primary job will be detailing automobiles. Some mechanical experience will be required for heavy times. If interested please e-mail or fax resume to 301-737-4206 or call 301-737-6400. Chesapeake Neurology Associates has Drivers: Company Drivers/ a full-time position available for a RN/ Owner Operators. LPN. Experience preferred. Candidate Regional, Dedicated, OTR. must possess current Maryland Licensure. Home Every skills Week!necessary. Great Pay!!!  Strong writing Act $.44cpm with Pay Premium!!! as a liaison between patient and MD/ Excellent Benefits. CRNP in meeting patient needs between Paid Holidays & Vacation. office visits. Additional responsibilities discussed during Paid holidays, CDL-A & interview. 1yr OTR exp. req.  health benefits package, and Inc.  flexible EPES Transport System, schedule. No phone calls accepted. Faxed 888-293-3232 resumes only to (410) 535-6030 or email

Large organization located in Piney Point, MD has a full time Laborer position open. Duties include – cutting grass, trimming hedges and trees, cleaning the shop, maintaining equipment, helping with the flowerbeds, mulching, and assisting the maintenance department when needed on base and other school properties. We offer an excellent benefits package. Compensation is $7.50/hour. Please send resume via email to mszepesi@seafarers. org or fax at (301) 702-6060. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Salary can be adjusted at employers discretion based on experience, skill, ability, seniority, and/or education.

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

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Thursday, October 24, 2013


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