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Jeffrey Archer, Maricarol Cloak and Carol Fredrick are ready for tours of Small Reward estate during the annual Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage, which will run for six weekends Saturday, April 26 through Saturday, May 31. The tour will come to Calvert County on Saturday, May 17.

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Celebrate Southern Maryland heritage on Saturday, May 3 at the Calvert Marine Museums ninth annual Solomons Maritime Festival.


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Community Organization Fights Underage Drinking

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Updates on outreach and coming events were among the topics on the agenda at the Calvert Ranch Estates Alcohol Coalition meeting on April 7. The CRE Alcohol Coalition has been actively trying to get students involved in preventing alcohol use amongst youth in southern Calvert County, specifically in the Calvert Ranch Estates, Patuxent High School, Mill Creek Middle School and Southern Middle School, according to Calvert Substance Abuse Services Prevention Coordinator Julie Boutaugh. This year, the coalition is diving headfirst into reaching out to students. CRE Alcohol Coalition Program Monitor Matt Hanley and Boutaugh visited Mill Creek and Southern middle schools to talk to the eight grade health classes about the effects of alcohol use on the human body. After the presentation, they gave students art supplies and cards designed to look like Twitter posts, which are displayed Twitter themed banners in each school. At the high school level, the CRE Alcohol Coalition administered a youth alcohol consumption and perception survey at Patuxent High School in on Jan. 17. The data from the survey was distributed to Patuxent High School students to use in a Peer2Peer Art Contest. The contest, open only to Patuxent High School students, is focused on teens changing teens perceptions on underage drinking through a variety of media, including photography, poetry, essays and posters. They will be required to use information from the study, Hanley said, and all needed materials will be funded through the coalition. There will be cash prizes for the winners of the contest and submissions will be used in upcoming advertising campaigns. The majority of teens at Patuxent High School believe their peers use alcohol, when only about 30 percent admit to having actually used alcohol, Hanley said. Additionally, the group discussed an upcoming law enforcement workshop to help them know how to break up parties where there is underage drinking and upcoming events that the CRE Alcohol Coalition will be present at, such as the Fishing Derby on April 27,

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Calvert Memorial Hospital honored four longtime physicians obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Ruby Alonzo, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bruce Beck, cardiologist Dr. Mark Kushner and urologist Dr. Modesto Rivera who are retiring this year with special tributes at its annual awards dinner on Mar. 28. The emotional evening was filled with affectionate ribbing, touching testimonials and fond memories that sparked a lot of laughter and a few tearful moments. Together, the four retirees have dedicated 135 years to caring for local residents and their families. There are no greater examples of a caring, loyal and hard-working physician anywhere, said CMH President and CEO Jim Xinis. Their collective impact on our hospital and our community over these many years is beyond measure. Additionally, Dr. Samuel Foster was saluted for his advocacy of the hospitals cardiopulmonary services and Dr. Frederick Beavers was recognized for his leadership of the vascular surgery program at Calvert Memorial.

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Each year, we look forward to this dinner, said Xinis, as a way in which we can express our gratitude and show our appreciation for the medical services our doctors provide to the community 365 days a year. He went on to add, Day in and day out, our talented physicians distinguish themselves as top notch providers. One of the evenings highlights was when he read excerpts from patients letters talking about the care they had received. It has been an incredible journey, said Dr. Alonzo, who joined the CMH medical staff in 1983, and I wouldnt have Memorial Hospital honored four longtime physicians orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bruce Beck, left, exchanged it for any other profession. As Calvert obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Ruby Alonzo, urologist Dr. Modesto Rivera and cardiologist Dr. Mark the first female OB/GYN at Calvert Memo- Kushner and who are retiring this year with special tributes at its annual awards dinner on March 28. rial, she delivered 4,649 babies for some it was the second generation. sive care unit, serving as medical director small enough to know your colleagues but Her sentiments were echoed by Dr. for years. A staunch advocate for patient big enough to support excellent services. Kushner who came to Calvert in 1982. safety, he always kept abreast of the curHe went on to add, I look forward to Its been a privilege to practice medicine, rent research in his field and shared with my retirement with a sense of trepidation he said, and a great honor to do it here. his peers. and wonder. Described as the anchor of the cardiopulThe Community Service Award went Both Dr. Beck and Dr. Rivera each monary department, Dr. Kushner was also have 36 years of service. When they came to Dr. Foster and Dr. Beavers was presented actively involved in the hospitals inten- to Calvert in 1978 there were 20 physicians with the Best of Breed Award. Dr. Foster on staff at the hospital today there are not only provides wonderful patient care 348. A lot has changed but their commit- within his practice, said Dr. J. Michael ment to individualized care and clinical ex- Brooks, vice president for medical affairs at CMH, but he gives back to the commucellence has remained steadfast. Dr. Beck, who served four tenures as nity by participating in many heart-related chief of orthopedic surgery at CMH, said, programs throughout the year. A popular presenter, his lectures The practice of medicine is a great profession and one that Im honored to be part are informative and engaging, said Dr. of. He is perhaps best remembered for his Brooks. As medical director for Cardiac/ compassionate manner and his willingness Pulmonary Rehab, he is always looking to listen and answer questions. A true col- for ways to help his patients optimize their laborative team leader, he focused on edu- wellness potential. Dr. Beavers was recognized for his cating both the staff and his patients about invaluable service as medical director of the care plan. As the first urologist to practice at the Center for Vascular Care at CMH. His Calvert Memorial, Dr. Rivera ushered in consistent leadership has been a mainstay specialty care in our community. His broad of the program and has allowed it to grow clinical knowledge and excellent rapport and flourish, said Dr. Barbara Estes, chief with patients helped him forge enduring of the medical staff at CMH. relationships that have lasted many years. In describing his years at CMH, Dr. Press Release Submitted by Calvert MeRivera said: Calvert Memorial Hospital is morial Hospital.

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The lead pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church in Prince Frederick is the first to praise the church for being open to newcomers. Id forgotten how welcoming and hospitable Southern Maryland was until I got back here, said Rev. Dr. James E. Swecker. Swecker grew up in St. Marys County, so for him, being assigned to Trinity was a homecoming. Swecker was appointed as the Senior Pastor of Trinity UMC effective July 1, 2013. Swecker has been married to his wife, Janet Swecker, since 1984. They have two children: a son, Chris who works as an associate worship leader at Hempfield UMC in Lancaster, Pa., and a daughter, Jenny who is currently teaching 4th grade in an international school in the United Arab Emirate. Sweckers parents still live in St. Mary's County. Swecker started in ministry as a member of St. Paul's UMC in Leonardtown where he had been the assistant pastor and youth minister. Before his work in the church, he was employed as a radio announcer at WKIK Radio in Leonardtown. Sweckers background in communication has helped him become an effective pastor, he said. Every facet of the churches activities are centered around communication in some form, he said. His favorite ministry activities are preaching and teaching the Bible, visitation, and connecting people to ministries they enjoy and where they can thrive. Pastor Jim received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. in 2003; his Master of Divinity degree from the same seminary in 1986 and two Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication and History degrees from Towson. He was ordained an Elder by the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church in 1988 and a Deacon in 1986. He has studied pastoral and church leadership, congregational growth and studies, Methodist and American history. Pastor Jim's previous pastoral appointments were as the Senior Pastor of Rehoboth UMC in Williamsport, Md. (1988-2013), Good Shepherd and Olive Branch UMC's in Baltimore City, and Wesley Memorial UMC in Catonsville (Associate). For more information, visit
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Finding Creative Ways to Enlarge a Small Cemetery

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer With all the plots sold and nowhere to expand to, the cemetery at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Solomons had to get creative in order to accommodate parishioners wanting to be buried there. The first section in a wall to be built around the cemetery was recently completed, according to Our Lady Star of the Seas Father Mike Wilson. The wall has compartments that can accommodate two urns. Once the current section of the wall is sold out, additional sections will be constructed, in addition to a mausoleum, Wilson said. The newly completed segment cost $77,000, he said. When the entire wall is finished, it will provide 880 additional plots. Cremation is cheaper than traditional burials, Wilson said. Individuals do not have to be members of Our Lady Star of the Sea to purchase burial plots, Wilson said. For more information, visit

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Childrens Aid, Inc.s Bids for Kids Auction Runs April 12 to May 1
Childrens Aid, Inc, a non-profit organization providing assistance to Calvert County children in need, is holding their annual Bids for Kids online charity auction starting April 12. The online fundraiser features over 75 auction items including tickets to Baltimore, Maryland and Lancaster, Pennsylvania attractions, family activities (bowling, roller skating, corn mazes), a laser tag party for ten, a learn-to-ski/snowboard package and a John Grisham autographed novel. Many of the Bids for Kids Auction items would make fabulous gifts for Mothers Day and Fathers Day. If you are looking for ideas for your Mom, aunt, grandmother, daughter or wife for Mothers Day, be sure to check out the retail and dining gift certificates as well as the museum, theatre, concert and symphony ticket options. Or perhaps wine tasting at the St. Michaels Winery in charming St. Michaels, Maryland or in the beautiful Tuscan setting at Running Hare Vineyard would be the perfect gift. If the Dad youre shopping for this year is a sports junkie, you might be interested in bidding on minor league baseball tickets, Navy football tickets or items autographed by professional athletes Karl Alzner, Ross Detwiler, Tommy Hunter or John Wall. Perhaps Dad is a thrill seeker. VIP tickets (including pit passes) for Maryland International Raceway, paintball passes, or a white water rafting/camping trip might win you some brownie points. Interested shoppers can start their bidding on Saturday, April 12 at www.ChildrensAidAuction. com. Bids will be accepted until midnight on Thursday, May 1. Similar to other online auctions, bidders will have the opportunity to bid on their favorite items, and they will be notified via email if they have been outbid. At that point, bidders will have the opportunity to submit a new bid before the close of the auction. All proceeds from Bids for Kids will go directly to fund the programs Childrens Aid, Inc. operates, benefitting local children. Through our programs, we strive to promote the importance of education and literacy. We also provide children with opportunities to play recreation level sports, which not only helps keep kids active, it also helps promotes self-discipline, leadership, teamwork, cooperation, trust and respect. Currently, our volunteer-driven organization operates several programs: Operation Backpack provides new school supplies; Christmas stockings and new books are distributed through the Christmas Cheer Program; and our Youth Sports Scholarship Program provides registration fees for recreation level youth sports, said Krista Brezina, Executive Director. For more information about Childrens Aid, Inc., visit Press Release Submitted by Children's Aid, Inc.

Calvert County Government Facility Closures for Good Friday, Easter Sunday
The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces the following office and facility closures for Good Friday and Easter Sunday: All Calvert County government offices will be closed Friday, April 18, in observance of Good Friday. The Calvert Pines, Southern Pines and North Beach senior centers will be closed April 18. Meals on Wheels will be delivered to clients. All Calvert Library locations will be closed Friday, April 18 and will be open Saturday, April 19. There will be no public transportation services April 18. Regular schedules will resume on Saturday, April 19. All Solid Waste facilities will be open and operating on normal business hours Friday, April 18. Sites with Sunday hours will be open Easter Sunday, April 20. The Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center will be open to visitors on April 18 and closed April 20. The Northeast Community Center will be open Friday, April 18, and closed Sunday, April 20. Southern and Mt. Hope community centers and the North Beach Recreation Center will be closed April 18 and 20. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp will be closed April 18 and 20. Kings Landing Park will be closed April 18 and open April 20. Flag Ponds Nature Park will be open April 18 and 20. For more information, call 410-535-4583, visit the Calvert County website at or like us on Facebook.



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During the week of March 31 through April 6 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriffs Office responded to 1,397 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriffs Office website. Go to and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.


The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports. Wanted Subject in Possession of Hydrocodone:

On April 1 at 12:12 a.m., Trooper First Class Esnes stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 near Hospital Dr. in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. The driver, Joann S. Livingston, 52 of Huntingtown, initially gave Livingston TFC Esnes false information regarding her identity. Investigation revealed her true identity and it was learned she had an open warrant through Calvert County District Court. A search revealed that Livingston was also in possession of Hydrocodone. She was arrested and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center.

Theft Case #14-17998:

A victim on Roundup Road in Lusby reported to Dep. W. Rector that someone stole a package from her porch that had been delivered by UPS on April 1 during the daytime. The package contained products valued at over $400. The investigation continues. Unknown suspect(s) stole about $50 and caused $300 in damage to the soda machine at Hallowing Point Park in Prince Frederick overnight between April 1 and 2. Dep. J. Buck is investigating. A homeowner entered his house on April 2 at about 11:48 a.m. and heard someone in the home when no one should have been there. He saw a white male inside so he returned to his vehicle and called police. Dep. J. Buck responded and searched the home but no one was located. The homeowner advised that nothing appeared to missing. The investigation is continuing. A victim advised Dep. C. Idol that at 10:00 p.m. on April 2 he observed someone standing on a ladder looking into his shed. The subject heard the victim at the window and fled the scene on foot. Nothing was taken but the window had been damaged. The ladder belonged to the victim and had been at the front of the house but was apparently moved by the suspect. The investigation continues. Someone stole a blue hard case wallet with pink flowers on it from a vehicle parked outside a home in the 300 block of Red Cloud Road in Lusby between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on April 2. Dep. L. Kelly is investigating. A woman in the 1100 block of Regency Drive in St. Leonard looked out her window on April 3 at 10:14 a.m. and saw a black male standing just outside her garage. The male saw her and ran off. A second male came running out from around the corner, near the door to the garage. The victim went into her garage and found that cash and a credit card were missing from her vehicle. Dep. C. Ward is investigating. On April 4 at 11:34 a.m. Dep. A. Curtin responded to the Dunkirk Walmart for the report of a shoplifter in custody. Two store employees reported that Robert Samuel Buckmaster, 33, of Owings, left the store wearing a pair of boots and carrying a Sprint Android, neither that had been paid for. After making Buckmaster contact with Buckmaster, Curtin discovered him to be in possession of suspected drugs. Curtin also found two large knives inside Buckmasters vehicle. He was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II drug; Percocet, possession of a schedule IV drug; Xanax, theft less than $1,000 and carrying two concealed weapons. Dep. W. Rector responded to the parking lot of 31 Duke Street in Prince Frederick to assist DFC J. Denton with a suspicious vehicle on April 4 just before midnight. He made contact with the two occupants of the vehicle. A search revealed suspected drugs. The pas-

senger, Daniel Ryan Wentz, 20 of Prince Frederick, was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule I drug; synthetic marijuana (K2).

Theft Case #14-18735:

Theft Case #14-18069:

A K-Mart employee observed a man putting items into a backpack and into his pocket and leave the store without paying on April 5 at 9:57 a.m. DFC J. Livingston charged the man, Wilfred Alfred Fowler, 49, of Sunderland, on a criminal citation with theft less than $100. Fowler was also instructed not to return to the K-Mart. Someone scratched a single, solid line down the drivers side of a vehicle on April 4 between 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The vehicle was parked in the upper K-Mart parking lot near Rt. 4. The damage is estimated at $300 and is being investigated by DFC P. Wood. On April 5 at 7:35 p.m. DFC R. Wilson observed a vehicle cross the center yellow line several times and performed a traffic stop in the area of Main Street at Old Field Lane in Prince Frederick. After instructing the driver, identified as John Richard Saunders, 44, of Prince Frederick, to perform field sobriety tests, he found him to be under the influence of alcohol. Saunders was placed in Wilsons patrol vehicle Saunders where he refused to keep his feet on the floor and eventually broke the in-car computer printer, valued at $200. Saunders was charged with DUI and destruction of property. Unknown suspect(s) burglarized a home in the 1600 block of Calvert Avenue in St. Leonard sometime around April 5 and stole copper piping valued at $1,000. DFC J. Livingston is investigating.

On April 1 at 4:03 p.m., Trooper First Class Costello responded to Ledos Pizza in Prince Frederick for a disorderly person in the parking lot. David N. Raymond, 60 of Huntingtown, was intoxicated and acting in a disorderly manRaymond ner and causing a disturbance. He was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. On April 2 at 6:18 p.m., Trooper First Class Merkelson responded to the 4100 block of Overlook Court in Dunkirk for a reported burglary. The homeowner found a safe in the basement of the residence had been opened and the contents removed. Suspects have been established and the investigation continues. On April 3 at 10:24 a.m., Corporal Bennett received a complaint regarding theft of a registration plate. The victim reported that his license plate was stolen. The MD license plate is 86341CD. Investigation continues.

Disorderly Conduct & Public Intoxication:

Burglary Case #14-18088:

Destruction of Property Case #14-18783:

DUI, Destruction of Property Case #14-18829:

Destruction of Property Case #14-18228:

Burglary and Theft:

Theft from Vehicle Case #14-18283:

Burglary Case #14-18911:

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Burglary Case #14-18295:

Destruction of Property Case #14-18938:

Someone threw several dozen eggs at a home on Huntsman Drive in Huntingtown between midnight and 1 a.m. on April 6. DFC J. Livingston is continuing the investigation. Dep. A. Curtin conducted a traffic stop on April 6 at 1:57 p.m. after it was reported that a vehicle in the drive-through of the Dunkirk McDonalds had been driving erratically. Curtin located the vehicle and observed it turn onto Md. Rt. 4 southbound. He followed the vehicle and saw it cross the yellow lines several times and increase and decrease speed drastically. Richards He was able to get the vehicle to stop near Mt. Harmony Road. After making contact with the driver, Scott Michael Richards, 53, of Chesapeake Beach, Curtin detected a strong odor of alcohol. He also found suspected drugs in the vehicle. Richards was arrested and charged with DUI and possession of a schedule I drug; marijuana less than 10 grams and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a green prescription bottle. Two Heritage kayaks, one 10 feet long and red and the other 12 feet long and green, were stolen from behind a home in the 11300 block of Bay Front Avenue in Lusby between March 16 and April 5. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dep. S. Moran at 410-535-2800.

On April 3 at 11:21 p.m., Trooper Barlow responded to the 7-11 store in Solomons for a suspicious person complaint. Florence L. Goldring, 55 of Lusby, was contacted by Troopers. Goldring attempted to discard a plastic bag which the Goldring Troopers recovered and found it to contain crack cocaine and pills. She was placed under arrest and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. On April 4 at 5:18 p.m., Trooper First Class Smith responded to the 2900 block of Morning Glory Lane in Dunkirk for a reported burglary. Numerous items of jewelry were removed from the home. A possible suspect has been developed and the investigation continues.

Possession of Crack Cocaine, Pills and Drug Paraphernalia:

Theft Case #14-18527:

CDS Violation Case #14-18952:

Burglary / Theft:

CDS Violation Case #14-18655:

Theft Case #14-18966:



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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer From competing to see who could build the highest load bearing bridge to designing video games and presentations, Calvert students showed off their skills at the Calvert Region MESA Competition, held at Huntingtown High School for middle and high school students on Wednesday, April 2 and for elementary school students on Thursday, April 3. This year was the last for coordinator Bridget Kluwin, who will be retiring this year. She passed the torch to Supervisor of Science and STEM Yovonda Kolo. For the second year at the middle and high school levels, the MESA Challenge Competition included a Prosthetic Arm Challenge. For this Challenge, students had to build a prosthetic arm out of new and recycled material costing no more than $40. Students wore the device which was tested using several events within the challenge to assess the dexterity of the device, the ability of the device to accurately toss balls of varying sizes, and to move objects of varying weight from one place on a table to another place on the

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St. Leonard Elementary School is overall Elementary School Division winner again this year! They will advance to the Maryland MESA State Competition on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Applied Physics Lab of Johns Hopkins University located in Laurel MD. Balsawood Bridge Challenge Winners First Place: Huntingtown Elementary School Second Place: St. Leonard Elementary School Third Place: Windy Hill Elementary School Effective Communication Challenge Winners First Place: Mutual Elementary School Second Place: Huntingtown Elementary School Third Place: Windy Hill Elementary School Scratch Banner Challenge Winners First Place: St. Leonard Elementary School Second Place: Windy Hill Elementary School Third Place: Calvert Elementary School Story Book Theme Park Ride Challenge Winners First Place: St. Leonard Elementary School Second Place: Calvert Elementary School Third Place: Huntingtown Elementary School Northern Middle School is overall Middle School Division winner; Windy Hill Middle School is the winner of the Prosthetic Arm Challenge. Both of these schools are advancing to the Maryland MESA State Competition on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Applied Physics Lab of Johns Hopkins University located in Laurel MD. Basswood Bridge Challenge Winners First Place: Windy Hill Middle School Second Place: Northern Middle School Third Place: Southern Middle School Effective Communications Challenge Winners First Place: Windy Hill Middle School Second Place: Northern Middle School Third Place: Southern Middle School Interactive Computer Game Design with Alice Challenge Winners First Place: EE Just Middle School (PG County) Second Place: Southern Middle School Third Place: Calvert Middle School Prosthetic Arm Challenge Winners First Place: Windy Hill Middle School Second Place: Northern Middle School Third Place: Southern Middle School Northern High School is overall High School Division winner; Calvert High School is the winner of the Prosthetic Arm Challenge. Both of these schools are advancing to the Maryland MESA State Competition on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Applied Physics Lab of Johns Hopkins University located in Laurel MD. Basswood Bridge Challenge Winners First Place: Huntingtown High School Second Place: Northern High School Cyber Challenge: Virtual Robot Maze Game using Python Programming Language First Place: Northern High School Second Place: Huntingtown High School Third Place: Calvert High School Effective Communications Challenge First Place: Northern High School Second Place: Calvert High School Third Place: Huntingtown High School Prosthetic Arm Challenge First Place: Calvert High School Second Place: Huntingtown High School Third Place: Northern High School

same table. For the third year at the middle and high school levels, the MESA Challenge Competition used computer game challenges designed for Maryland MESA by engineers at the Applied Physics Labs of Johns Hopkins University, a partner of Maryland MESA and host of the State Competition. The middle school challenge is the Interactive Game Design with Alice. The high school challenge is Cyber Challenge: Virtual Robot Maze that requires students to program the game that they design in Python Programming Language. For some students, MESA has become a tradition. Windy Hill Elementary School fifth grader was involved in the Scratch programming competition last year and came back this year because she enjoyed being involved. Windy Hill Elementary School fifth grader Alina Creek was involved in the MESA oratory competition last year and decided to try the Scratch competition this year. Both students, along with their teammates Bradley Kelly and Lauryn Sposito, want to continue their involvement in Middle School. Additional information about the MESA Competition Challenges is available at

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Dominion Offers $1.3 Million in Education Grants

Program awards up to $50,000 for relevant projects Grants focus on energy, environment and workforce development Online applications due May 1 School teachers and college faculty members in areas served by Dominion companies now can apply for $1.3 million in educational grants to fund energy, environment and workforce related programs. Our youth have a very important task ahead of them to continue developing and sustaining advances in the sciences, particularly in the energy field, said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation. We support their efforts, progress and achievements. The grants are given by the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, the parent company of Dominion Virginia/North Carolina Power, Dominion East Ohio, Dominion Hope and Millstone Power Station in Connecticut. Educators in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia are encouraged to check their eligibility. Applications must be submitted online by May 1 for new projects for the 2014-2015 school year. Information, the application form and a list of eligible locations are available on Dominions website at, search: grants. The K-12 Educational Partnership grants are available in awards up to $10,000 each. These awards help students strengthen their mathematics and science skills by studying energy and the environment. The majority of the grants will range from $1,000 to $5,000, with a few grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 for exceptional projects. The program also offers smaller grants up to $1,000 for projects that enhance the teaching of mathematics or science. Information is available online at jsp The Higher Educational Partnership grants are for programs in business, skilled craft, energy, engineering, environmental and technical studies and for student-led conservation programs in colleges, community colleges and post-secondary training schools. Grants up to $50,000 each will be awarded for exceptional programs, based in part on having immediate benefits for students, the campus and the community. Information is available online at www.dom. com/about/education/grants/higher-educational-partnership.jsp
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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer When Our Lady Star of the Sea (OLSS) School alumna Sarah Sears heard the Girl Scout troop at the school may be dissolving because the current leader had to leave, she decided to do something. I want to get involved with the OLSS troop because I helped lead that troop last year and I saw how excited those girls were and it reminded me of how excited I was when I was that young. I can't imagine how sad I would have been if my troop had stopped then, so I don't want it to end yet for these girls, Sears, currently a freshman at St. Marys Ryken, said. Sears has been in Girl Scouts since she was in third grade, having skipped Daisies and gone into Brownies. The troop at OLSS is a combined Daisy and Brownie troop, according to Sharon Barbins, whose daughter, Anya, joined the troop last year. Barbins said she was initially asked by the current leader to take over the group, but she didnt have the time to commit to being a Girl Scout troop leader. When Sears approached her, she asked her to act as the treasurer for the troop and occasionally chaperone and drive the troop on outings, something Barbins was more able to commit to. Barbins was pleased that somebody was willing to keep the group going. Her daughter wants to continue in Girl Scouts, and Barbins wanted her to stay in the group at OLSS. Its amazing how much they prop each other up, Barbins said. The OLSS group is convenient because Anya can remain at the school for after care, attend the scout meeting, and Barbins can pick her up after the meeting. To start leading the OLSS troop, Sears has to get her leadership certification. Then she has to gather the girls and adult supervisors before she can start leading the troop. Additionally, she will need to get a camping certification to be able to take them camping. I believe that I should be able to get the troop started by the start of the next school year. Of course there is always the possibility that things may happen in between now and then but I think that the end of this school year and summer is enough time for me to get things started, Sears said. Being in the Girl Scouts can offer a variety of benefits and opportunities. I believe there are many benefits to being in a Girl Scout troop, Sears said. I've benefited from it very much and I'm sure it will continue to benefit me. It teaches you to be able to work with others but to still be able to be your own person and have your own ideas and opinions. When you start you are, usually, in a large group and most times it gets smaller as you get older. But even when you are in a large group you are still encouraged to do things by yourself, you don't have to sell cookies with your troop, and you are usually encouraged to earn badges by yourself. It also teaches some skills that may come in handy later in life depending on what you do. And even if that's not something you do as a job at least you can have a really cool hobby and be able to do it efficiently, like camping. For Barbinss daughter, it offered a place to hang out with girls her own age. Anya was the only girl in her kindergarten class, Barbins said, and Sears was assigned to her as part of the OLSS buddy program, which pairs older students with younger ones to act as mentors. Girl Scouts offers young girls mentors to look up to, Barbins said, and offers older girls leadership opportunities. Its an opportunity that I dont think exists in other places, Barbins said, adding that she applauds Sears for her efforts to keep the troop running. For more information about the Girl Scouts, visit www.girlscouts. org.

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Calvert County Gears Up for Annual House and Garden Pilgrimage

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Historians, gardeners and everyone in between will have a chance to tour some of the oldest homes in the county and learn about their histories during the annual Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP). MHGP will run for six weekends Saturday, April 26 through Saturday, May 31. The tour will come to Calvert County on Saturday, May 17. The Pilgrimage offers the opportunity to explore some of Marylands most fascinating and noteworthy properties, including the grave of a man who played a key role in the creation of our national anthem and other landmarks of great import in the War of 1812. The 2014 tour includes about 50 private homes, gardens, farms, churches and historic sites across Maryland. The garden clubs in the tri-county area coordinate the tour in Southern Maryland together, according to Calvert Garden Club member and tour co-coordinator Maricarol Cloak. Calvert hosts the tour every three, rotating the tour with St. Marys and Charles counties. According to garden club member Marcia Olson, some stops emphasize the gardens, with the house being closed to the public, while others have both the house and garden open. They are like open houses, with people coming and coming as they please during set hours. This allows individuals to make sure they see the homes they want to and spend more time at sites they are most interested in. There are 11 stops in Calvert County, offering a glimpse into Calverts past including two very different examples of one-room schoolhouses. The first stop, the Old Wallville School, was used to educate thousands of African American students beginning in the 1880s. The school was in operation until 1934 and is one of few such structures still in existence in the state. Originally located in Wallville, the building was rescued from destruction and relocated to its Prince Frederick site. The restoration was based on oral histories collected from former students and the last principal and reflects the schools appearance in the 1930s. Later in the tour is the Port Republic School No.7, an all white institution, which was built around 1876 and in continuous use until 1932. The Calvert Retired Teachers Association restored the facility in

1976. Furnished with period pieces including desks, textbooks, slates, pictures, wall maps, and a pot-bellied stove, the school is now a living history project for area children. The other sites on the tour include Small Reward, Spout Farm, Tynewydd Farm and Windy Hill Farm, whose gardens that date back to the early 1900s, and include daylily, bearded iris, herbs and virgin forest trees. Small Rewards is an example of the early Calvert County farmhouse. The name Small Reward originates from a bounty of 2,500 acres offered to Capt. Richard Smith the first Attorney General of Maryland by Lord Baltimore in 1688 to safely relocate five settlers from the Virginia colony to Maryland. While in route to Calvert, at least one of the settlers died, leaving Smith with a small reward of only 550 acres, according to the current owner of Small Reward, Jeffrey Archer. He and his wife, Billie, moved into the house in 1991. Original house, a one and a half story log house, was build by George Lawrence in 1975, using first growth chestnut floors, which remain in the house. The house was later augmented by a large center hall Federal wing addition in the 1850s. The house retains the original cypress covering boards, original mantels and flooring, as well as some ancient wooden door locks. The home is furnished wit antiques from Archers family, some of which date back to the 1850s, he said.

Tynewydd Farm, owned by the David Lewis Family, is located in southern Calvert on Mackall Road. The 120-acre property includes a gate- or caretakers house set close to the road; a cluster of farm buildings, including a tobacco barn and stables; a large and stately main house set back from the road, but visible behind cultivated fields and gardens; and a smaller buildingthe studio-- now converted to cozy living quarters. Except for the gatehouse, the buildings are situated on high ground with sprawling views to the west of more fields and pastures sloping to the shores of the Patuxent Rivera perfect site for splendid sunsets and cooling summer breezes. The property was settled in 1668 by John Milton and was called Miltons Lot. Major changes to the house and property were initiated by the Clarks, who came to the farm in 1906. Virginia Keep Clark was an artist, and photographs of the property exist from that time, which show her artists eye for beauty in the buildings and landscaping. It was she who had the small separate house built to serve as her studio and retreat. The main house now has 20 rooms and seven bathrooms, most of which were added during the Clarks time at the farm. Subsequent owners allowed the house to fall into disrepair. The Lewis Family bought the farm in this state in 1987 and spent the next three years restoring the property, keeping anything that worked or could be repaired. A


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construction crew was on site, but the Lewis also did a lot of the work themselves in the gardens and stables. With old houses and gardens, it is an ongoing process. More recently, the kitchen in the main house was updated and two extensions were added to the studio so that the Lewis could make it their primary home and leave the main house to accommodate the large Lewis family of children and grandchildren when they visit. In addition to its spectacular river view and furnishings, Tynewydd is a place of unusual charm and constant activity. In the growing season, the fields alternate with crops of field corn and sorghum. The stables are filled to capacity with the Lewis horses and those of the Tynewydd Riding Club (including winners of State and National Jousting Tournaments) and during the fox hunting season, the Lewis, in their turn, host the riders, horses and hounds of a Southern Maryland Hunt Club. The main house now can accommodate as many as 13 or 14 for an overnight house party; the studio, a few more. The Lewis intend to hold such a party and test that capacity after the Pilgrimage. This is not the first time Tynewydd has been on the tour, Olson said. It has been a stop on the tour twice before, and has always been a popular location because of the view. One year, the Lewis family came in after the tour was supposed to be over to find a group of people had set up camp on the back porch. They had to gently encourage the lingerers to leave, Olson said. In this 77th year, we are proud to present so many unique and vastly different types of properties, said Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage Chairman Meredith Boren in a press release. In addition to getting a glimpse of the important role that these individual counties played in the history not only of our region, but of the nation as a whole, guests on the tours will explore Prince Georges Countys War of 1812 landmarks,

experience examples of both white and African American one-room schoolhouses in Calvert County, see an inn that offers a visual explanation of the term bar and grille (which does not involve the cooking of food) in Parkton (Baltimore County), enjoy the flora and fauna of Talbot County and take in the beauty of a church and grounds that date back as many as 400 years in Kent County, she added. The annual spring tours are a central component of MHGPs efforts to cultivate awareness of Marylands rich architectural and cultural heritage, from historic to contemporary settings. Each year, proceeds from the tour support designated preservation projects in each host community. To date, the Pilgrimage has raised more than $1 million for the preservation and restoration of architecturally significant properties throughout the State of Maryland while entertaining and informing many thousands of tour-goers, according to a MHGP press release. Tour proceeds from Calvert County will go to the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum for the restoration and preservation of the unique gardens at the Patterson home. Both the home and museum are on the tour. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 on site. A gourmet box lunch for $15 may be pre-ordered and must be paid for by May 1. For information, contact or They are Prince Georges County (Saturday, April 26); Baltimore County/Parkton (Sunday, May 4); Talbot County (Saturday, May 10); Calvert County (Saturday, May 17) and Kent County (Saturday, May 31). Each tour is $30 when purchased in advance. Lunches will be available on all tours. Purchase tickets and get more information at or 410-821-6933. Tickets are available in Calvert County at: Dickinson Jewelers and Dunkirk Florists & Gifts in Dunkirk; Second Looks Books or Dickinson Jewelers in Prince Frederick; or Carmens Gallery and Lotus Kitchen in Solomons.

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What About the Safety of Our Residents?

The March 31 explosion at the Williams LNG storage tank facility in Plymouth, Washington was felt by residents 3 miles away and the resulting smoke plume was visible for miles. The Williams storage tank was double shelled with five feet of inner and outer walls, yet the force of the explosion sent a 250 pound piece of shrapnel into the tank causing it to leak, according to the Benton County Sheriff's office. A pipeline leak is suspected because that's where the shrapnel came from, but officials are investigating. The explosion, fire, and gas leak led to the evacuation of residents within a 2 mile radius and a shutdown of highways near the storage tanks. This incident raises many safety concerns for Lusby residents. Aren't Dominion's storage tanks single shelled? What are their safety plans to improve that? Where is Dominion's emergency plan? Within 2 miles of the Cove Point plant, there are almost 20,000 residents. How will these residents be taken to safety if such an emergency occurs? What will happen if Route 4 must be closed in Lusby? Our elected officials have all supported the building of Dominion's Cove Point LNG refinery. It is time for them to come forward with an emergency plan that provides for the safety of our residents. Nancy Radcliffe Lusby, Md.

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During the Lenten season, there is much discussion about Christianity and Jesus. Some people say the Bible is just stories, but put yourself in the place of Jesus first followers and decide for yourself. A major part of Christianity is the belief that Jesus is the Son of God who lived on earth, died for our sins, and rose from the dead. He and His first followers were Jewish, a people who for many centuries heard Commandments and prophecies from God and witnessed His miracles. Some followers had been with Jesus for three years and had seen some prophecies about a Promised Messiah fulfilled in His miracles and teachings. But despite all they witnessed, did they really believe He was the Promised Messiah? Would they have fled when He was arrested in the garden if they really believed? Would Peter had denied knowing Jesus if he really believed? Did they really believe after Jesus was crucified, while they were hiding, fearful that they would be killed next? It has been said that It isnt what you do just after something bad happens that really matters, but what you do in the following days, weeks, months and years. When Jesus was killed, it was the worst thing that happened in His followers lives. Their leader, with the wisdom and power, had been killed. The Romans and their own people, the Jews, were against them. If captured, they risked being scourged and crucified the way Jesus was. What would you have done if you had been a follower of Jesus? If Jesus hadnt risen from the dead, His followers would probably have decided that they had followed a false leader. They would probably have changed their identities or moved to another country and started a new life. That would have been the end of the Christian religion. Instead, after they saw Jesus greatest miracle, His resurrection, they knew positively that He was the Messiah. And after the Holy Spirit descended on them on Pentecost, they boldly began fulfilling the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19,20 NKJV Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them...teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.... They werent afraid of death anymore, despite being threatened, beaten, jailed, exiled or killed. Even after Stephen was stoned to death, James died by the sword, and Peter was crucified, they would not back down. They were willing to die rather than give up their Christian faith. The simple fact that Christianity still exist attests to the fact that Jesus rose from the dead. His followers werent stupid. They knew what they saw with their own eyes, and they showed with their lives what they beINVITATION TO BID lieved in and were willing to die for. They wouldnt have died for a hoax any more than CONTRACTORS TAKE NOTICE you would have. (Renovation and Addition, Residential Property, So what do you believe in and are will597 Lake Drive, Lusby) ing to die for? Robert Boudreaux Licensed general contractors are invited to bid on the renovation Waldorf, Md. of, and addition to a bungalow at the above address. The structure is available to begin work immediately or upon an agreedto- schedule. Architectural drawings have been made and are available for review. Please email to discuss project and receive drawings.


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We Need a Legislature Who Will Work For All of Us in Calvert County

Sue Kullen is not a far left leaning Democrat as her opponents have tried desperately to portray her. I have known Sue for over 30 years and we have had many political conversations over the years. I would consider myself more on the liberal side and Sue tactfully will always provide a more moderate perspective during our conversations. I have found her views insightful and well thought out, sometimes difficult to argue against. Sue always listens to both sides of an issue and tries to fairly develop a solution that addresses all concerns when possible. Sue listens to her constituents and is extremely passionate about education and the environment. This is the reason that Sue has been endorsed by the Maryland State Education Association, the Sierra Club, the Maryland League of Conservation Voters and the National Organization of Woman. Sue passed many bills during her six years in office. This demonstrates her ability to get along with people and pass common sense legislation for Calvert County. I could not find one bill that the current Delegate has passed. If this is an indicator of his effectiveness in office and his ability to get along with others then I do not want him representing me. One of Sues bills that she worked on with the Maryland State Police was a Statewide Scrap Metal bill that resulted in a decrease in scrap metal thefts and increased solving a number of copper theft crimes. Sue is a no nonsense, get things done legislator who listens to both Democrats and Republicans. I love the fact that she is hosting town hall meetings every week and asking everyone to discuss their needs and concerns for Calvert. She is dedicated to putting Calvert County needs first, not some far right ideology that her opponent is passionate about. It is time to have a legislator who truly represents all our concerns in Calvert again, Republican and Democrat alike. Alicia Yowell Port Republic, Md

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What About the Workers?

I read with interest your article on the plight of the small business owner in the face of a looming hike in the minimum wage ["Potential Minimum Wage Increase Worries Local Business Owners," The Calvert Gazette, 4/3/2014]. I've read numerous such articles in recent years, but rarely do they ever bother to consider the issue from the vantage point of the workers. Somehow, it is assumed that there is this endless supply of individuals willing to work 30 hours or more per week at below subsistence level wages. Why is this perspective not relevant to the discussion? Consider the argument (in the extreme) of the local business owner: "If I am forced to pay my staff higher wages, I might be forced to shut down my business." What he (or she) is really saying: "I am incapable of operating a business in a manner that would enable me to provide my workforce with at least an adequate level of compensation. Therefore, it is my right as a business owner to expect people to work for me for the less-than-adequate compensation that I am willing to provide." My question: Why should workers, in effect, be expected to subsidize this business owner's unsuccessful attempt to generate sufficient revenue streams to compensate the employees properly? In effect, why should employees be expected to subsidize the incompetence of the local business owner? Why should labor laws support this worker-subsidizing dynamic by maintaining below-subsistence minimum wages? Furthermore, why should the free market system "reward" this local business owner by allowing him (or her) to stay in business when he is incapable of generating sufficient revenues to compensate the employees properly? Paying employees below-subsistence level wages is not the sign of business acumen or evidence of a successful enterprise. It is a demonstration of an entrepreneur's inability to design a successful business model. Why should he (or she) be allowed to profit on the labor of an inadequately compensated workforce? If we really wanted to help the beleaguered local business owner, we would cut the minimum wage in half, enabling him (or her) to hire twice as many employees (thus helping to reduce the overall unemployment rate) or to show more profit without increasing the company's revenues. Of course, cutting the minimum wage would be a complete disaster for workers, but we seem to be concerned only about the business owner. Joseph Patrick Bulko, MBA North Beach, Md.


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

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Environmental Issues in Your Backyard

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

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Rain Gardens Can Help

During a one-inch rainstorm, more than 750 gallons of water fall on 1,200 square feet (about half the space of ground covered by the average Ameri-

This helps keep pollutants such as fertilizers, motor oil, and heavy metals out of our streams, and saves time and money that may otherwise be spent watering a lawn or flowers. The difference between a traditional garden and a rain garden lies underground and in the plant selection. A rain garden is positioned slightly down slope of a gutter in order to catch the rainwater. The ground is dug to a depth of about 6 inches and refilled about halfway with a mixture of topsoil and organic material, compost, or shredded leaves and sand. If heavy clay soils are present, other techniques (such as vertical cores of gravel) may be needed. To receive more information on soils types, visit the web soil survey found at: Rain gardens are generally best situated in sunny locations, and the plants that thrive in them prefer full to partial sun. Plants selected for rain gardens must tolerate drought as well as peri-

odic flooding. Luckily, many attractive native plants fit these requirements. A two- to three-inch layer of mulch keeps the plants moist and provides additional Want more information or filtration. help building a rain garden

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Pick the location: Sunny areas where the land slopes slightly away from the house are best. Determine size: Measure the area of roof that will drain to the downspout. The garden should be about 20% of the size of the area to be drained. Keep your distance: Plant the rain garden at least 15 feet away from the house so infiltrating water doesnt seep into the foundation. Dont fear the mosquitoes: Their larvae take seven to ten days to mature. A well-designed rain garden should drain in three days or less. It will also attract predators such as birds, toads, and dragonflies to keep bugs at bay. More tips next week

Check out the booklet Rain Gardens Across Maryland. It offers more details as well as constructions, planting and maintenance tips. Available online at: http://www.rainscaping. org/_ccLib/attachments/ pages/Rain+Gardens+ Across+MD_screen.pdf Calvert County Master Gardeners holds workshops on rain gardens throughout the county. Please email them at or contact the Calvert County Office of the University of Maryland Extension at 301-855-1150 or 410-535-3662 to find out when their next workshop is, or go online at master-gardeners to find out more about becoming a Master Gardener!

can house). All of that water moves rapidly into storm drains, saturates lawns and heads for the Bay and its tributaries. Rain gardens are gaining popularity as a way to control stormwater runoff on residential properties. A rain garden is more than just a bed of pretty plants; properly sized and installed, it can collect and filter large quantities of water.

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

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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 weeks edition.

Willie J. Montgomery, 78
Willie J. Montgomery, 78, of St. Leonard, Md. passed away on April 3, 2014 in Washington Hospital Center. He was born on June 25, 1935 in Anawalt, W.VA., to the late Frank and Alley Phillips Montgomery. He was predeceased by his children Barbara Parks, Kenneth Willie Montgomery, and David Allen Montgomery and siblings, Ernie Montgomery, Carlos Montgomery, Billy Montgomery, Ivory Combs, Bessie Huff, Lorraine Janey and Rosie Phillips. Willie was a man who was born a worker and provider. He came to Maryland from the mountains of Virginia. He sacrificed and saved to put his familys needs before his own. If it was broken, he found a way to fix it. He was inventive, turning ideas to reality. Shortly after getting married he picked up gardening, developing a real knack for the art. He also enjoyed fishing, crabbing, and spending time on the water. Willie played the guitar and banjo. He was also known to sing a tune or two. He worked many years in the construction field as an operating engineer. Beloved husband of Rindy P. Montgomery of St. Leonard, Maryland ,and devoted father of James G. Montgomery of St. Leonard, Maryland. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Bobbi R. Parks and her husband Aaron Carter of Baltimore, Maryland, Brother Dorsey Montgomery of Indian Valley, Virginia, sisters Sylvia Turpin and Lucille Gallimore both of Indian Valley, Virginia, nephews, Wesley Junior Combs and his wife Joyce of Shawsville, Virginia, Roger Huff and his wife Betty of Indian Valley, Virginia and many other relatives. The family received friends at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, Md. Interment followed in Broomes Island Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

and his two sisters, Shirley Quintero and Jean Pitcher, predeceased Calvin. Calvin enjoyed life as a waterman, commercial fishing, crabbing, clamming and oystering, when the bounty of the Patuxent River was at its best. Calvin was in the Army at the end of WWII and was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal. He belonged to Carpenters Local 1590, working at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant and Cove Point LNG Terminal. Calvin is survived by his two sons, Buddy Parks of Port Republic, Md. and Barry Parks of Broomes Island, Md. He is also survived by his sister, Sharon Miller and her husband Lou of Odenton, Md. He will be missed by his wonderful caregivers, Rosa, who was by his side every day, and Jannette. The family will receive friends on Saturday April 12 from 10:30 a.m. to the time of the service at 11:30 a.m., at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, Md. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice.

P. Seawell and his wife Holly and Jamie M. Seawell and his wife Shelly. She was the great-grandmother of 10 greatgrandchildren, the sister of Lucille Roberson, Ruth Roberson, the late Carthine Williams. Family invited friends to Lee Funeral Home Calvert, 8200 Jennifer Lane (Rt 4 & Fowler Road), Owings, Md. 20736 on Friday, April 4, from 2 p.m. until start of the Funeral service at 4 p.m. Interment will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Star Electra Chapter #2, 15030 Oaks Road, Charlotte Hall, Md. 20622-3311 (please make checks payable to: Electra Chapter #2 OES) or Asbury Foundation Benevolent Care Program, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, Md. 20688.

Frances May Hupci, 91

Frances May Hupci, age 91, was born in Culpepper, Va. to the late Caleb and Gertrude Embrey. She was the beloved wife to the late George Hupci for 55 years and the beloved mother to Mary Purdy. Frances was a skilled Registered Nurse and specialized in the surgical department. She loved creating and painting ceramics and even managed a ceramic shop. In her early years she enjoyed playing a game of tennis, dancing, boating and riding horseback. Frances was a hostess at the Oakland Inn Restaurant in District Heights for eighteen years. She will be missed by many. Frances is survived by her daughter, Mary Purdy; grandchildren; Tina M. Mooney and James D. Purdy, Jr., greatgrandchildren, Jessica M. and Matthew R. Mooney; and siblings, Mary Saunders and Bettie Burns. Services were held on Wednesday, April 2 at Lee Funeral Home Calvert, P.A, Interment at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham. Memorial contributions may be made to the Adult Day Care of Calvert County, P.O. Box 1659, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or Please view and sign the memorial guest book at www.leefuneralhomes. com.

Dorothy Dot Shaw Seawell, 89

Dorothy Dot Shaw Seawell of Solomons, Maryland, formerly of Temple Hills, Md., passed away peacefully on Monday, March 31, 2014, at the age of 89. Dot was born on Feb. 9, 1925, in Hopewell, Va. to the late Arthur L. and Linda (Harrison) Shaw. In 1945, Dot married the love of her life, James R. Seawell and they were married for over 69 years. The family made Temple Hills, Md. home for 50 years, before moving to the Solomons area in 2011. Dot had a number of hobbies, but dancing was at the top of the list. She also enjoyed gardening, was a wonderful seamstress, loved crocheting, canning pickels and pears and traveling. She was a member of the Eastern Star Electra Chapter #2, in Charlotte Hall, Md. She is survived by her daughter-inlaw, Helen Seawell, and was the mother of the late James R. Seawell, Jr. Dot was a devoted grandmother to Jeffrey S. Seawell and his wife Jennifer, Zachary

Calvin R. Parks, 86
Calvin R. Parks, 86 of Broomes Island, Md. passed away April 6 at his home. He was born Aug. 8, 1927 to the late Lionel and Julia (Bean) Parks. Besides his parents, his wife of 65 years, Grace

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Bernard R. Mingioli, 87
Bernard R. Mingioli of Gambrills, Md. passed away April 3 at his residence. Bernie was born Bernardino Raphael Mingioli on January 13, 1927 in New York City (Bronx), New York to Litizia and Raphaele Mingioli, who had both immigrated from Italy. They were both naturalized citizens. He grew up on the Lower East side of Manhattan. His father graduated from The Theological Seminary at Colgate University and The General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States. In his early days, Bernie was known as Dino. Bernie attended

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P.S. 19 and P.S. 40 and graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1944. He received his Bachelor of Science from Brooklyn College in 1951 and his Master of Arts from Columbia University in 1954. However, before attending college, Bernie enlisted in the U.S. Army at the young age of 17. He soon found himself in the Battle of the Bulge where he was captured and held as a POW for several months. After returning home, he reenlisted and served as a Military Policeman. Bernie received the American Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. He also received a Purple Heart which he buried with his mother. He always said that SHE was the one who earned it. As a young boy, Bernie told us that he attended many of his beloved Yankee games. He said that while sitting in the 50 cent seats in the bleachers, he could see the curvature of the earth while trying to see home plate! Bernie told us that he was at Yankee Stadium when Lou Gehrig gave his famous luckiest man alive speech. Bernie was a lifelong fan of the Yankees and Football Giants. After the Army and College, Bernie held several jobs in New York City before moving to Maryland and going to work as an Oceanographer at the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office, Suitland, Maryland in August 1955. In 1976, the Naval Oceanographic Office moved to Bay St. Louis, Mississppi. As an Oceanographer, Bernie traveled the world in Navy ships charting waters. On one his trips to Scotland, he met and later married Margaret F. Graham on November 7, 1959 and they had one daughter, Fiona Elizabeth, born in June 1964. Fiona attended the University of New Orleans and currently works for the Food and Drug Administration. Bernies former wife, Margaret, passed away in 1981. Bernie met Darlene (Clerico) Pugh in 1988 when she went on a Government business trip to Biloxi, Mississppi. They married on March 18, 1989 here at Grace Brethren Church. Pastor Robert Wagner married them and we are blessed that he is here today to honor Bernie at this Service. Bernie and Darlene celebrated their 25th anniversary just a couple of weeks ago. She affectionately called him Bubbie. Bernie enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and watching sports. He also loved attending Bowie Baysox baseball games for the past 18 years. He was a staple in the stadium and made many many friends there. He was also a member and Treasurer of a local chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Services and a celebration of Bernie Life was held Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Grace Brethren Church of Calvert County. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Owings, Md. To leave a condolence visit www.

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Nellie May Boo Boo Bolton, 77

Nellie May Boo Boo Bolton, 77, of North Beach passed away April 1 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick. She was born Oct. 6, 1936 in Washington, D.C. to Thomas Harvey and Audith Corey (Momyer) Burriss. Boo Boo was raised in Montgomery County and attended public schools. She was employed as a cafeteria manager for the Prince Georges County School System, retiring from Largo High School in the early 2000s. Upon her retirement, she moved to the senior housing in North Beach. When her children were young she was active in the Hyattsville, Mt. Rainer and Brentwood Boys and Girls Club. Boo Boo was very involved in the North Beach Senior Center, where she enjoyed playing cards. She also enjoyed going to dinner with her friends at the various restaurants in the Beaches, taking daytrips, and family cookouts and

reunions. Most of all, she loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also considered her friends families a part of her own. Boo Boo was preceded in death by a son Kevin Ray Bolton, grandchildren Stacie Brown and Mark Llanes, Jr., a brother Thomas Harvey Burriss, Jr., and a sister Audith Corey Thomas. She is survived by daughters Kay Brown of Dayton, Karen M. Llanes and husband Mark of Tracys Landing, and Kathy Anderson of Sykesville, MD; sons Allen Bolton and wife Theresa of Crofton, and Wayne Bolton of Lothian. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, a brother Arthur Filmore Burriss of Glen Burnie, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends were received Friday, April 4 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, Owings, where a funeral service and celebration of Boo Boos life was held Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment followed at Mt. Carmel U.M. Church Cemetery in Sunshine, Md. To leave condolences visit www.

John Baxter McCall, Jr., 74

John Baxter McCall, Jr., 74 of Lusby, Md. formerly of Camp Springs, Md. passed away on April 3 in Baltimore, Md. He was born on Sept. 26, 1939 in Washington, D.C. to the late Virginia Carpenter and John B. McCall, Sr... He was the beloved husband to June McCall whom he married on July 5, 1986 in Denver, Colo. John graduated from Surratsville High School in 1957 and went on to attend the University of Maryland College, graduating in 1961. He then joined the United States Air Force and served his country honorably as a Captain and Minute Man from 1961 until 1966. John finished his career as an Employment Counselor for the State of Colorado retiring in 2000. Later that year he moved to Drum Point in Lusby, MD where he served as the President & Director of the Drum Point Homeowners Association, was a member of the United Cerebral Palsy, and the Power Squadron. Johns greatest love in life was his

family, being a true Patriot, and being a confidant to fellow veterans in there time of need. John is survived by his wife of 27 years, June M. McCall of Lusby, Md.; children, Kenda McCall of Rifle, Colo., Diane Major of Falls Church, Va., Jara McCall of Brighton, Colo., Michael McCall of Denver, Colo., and Christine Thurstin of Delaware; and eight grandchildren. Memorial Services were held on Tuesday, April 8 at 11 a.m. in St. Paul Episcopal Church, 25 Church Street, Prince Frederick, Md. with Rev. Joanna White officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Entertainment Calendar
Thursday, April 10
Piranhas Acoustic Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) 7:30 p.m. Damion Wolfe Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) 7 to 10 p.m.

Friday, April 11

Tonights Alibi Just In Case You Need One

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Combining a high energy play list with solid vocals, Tonights Alibi is a solid reason for anybody to spend an evening out of the house and on the dance floor. The current lineup is comprised of bassist and vocalist Wes Tillack, lead singer Megan Nosek and guitarist. Josh Airhart. The band is looking for a permanent drummer to join the lineup, Tillack said. Tonights Alibi was formed in June 2012. Their first performance was at Blue Crab Stadium during the 2012 Pheonix Fest only a couple months after the band formed, Nosek said. That was a crazy time for the band, Nosek said. They had to come up with a 10-song set and be ready to perform in only a few weeks. Since then, Tonights Alibi has played all over, including in Charles, Anne Arundel, St. Marys and Calvert counties. They have shared the stage with other local bands, sich as Hydra FX, The Piranhas and Three Days of Rain. Their set list has grown from the original 10, growing to include songs by Rihanna, Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, Ozzy Osbourne and Big and Rich, among others. In short, Tonights Alibi plays everything that anybody loves, Tillack said. He even learned how to play the harmonica so the band could play Timber by Ke$sha and Pitbull. Nosek enjoys finding songs that show off her vocal range, but arent ex-

Dont Call Me Shirley Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) 8 p.m. Snake Bite Anthonys Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) 9 p.m. Bar Dogs Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) 8 p.m. Tonights Alibi ABC Lounge (22741 Three Notch Road, California) 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Saturday, April 12
Tonights Alibi The Lounge at Bollywood (22576 Mac Arthur Boulevard, California) 9 p.m. Too Many Mikes Cryers Back Road Inn (22094 Newtowne Neck Road, Compton) 9 p.m. Funkzilla Lisas Pub (4310 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head) 9 p.m.

Sunday, April 13
Joe Martone Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Afternoon with the Easter Bunny & Egg Decorating Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) 2 to 4 p.m.

Photos courtesy of Stephanie Tillack actly songs epople would expect to hear a woman singing. They play songs designed to get people singing along and out on the dance floor, Nosek said. While they have played exclusively covers so far, Tonights Alibi is planning to unveil some original songs in coming months, Tillack said. They rehearse a couple times per week and perform every other Friday and Saturday. Nosek and Tillack knew each other for quite a while before forming the band. Both grew up in musical families. Tillacks uncle was composer and percussionist Vincent Montana, Jr., and Tillack started playing the bass in 1998. When Nosek was 14, her mother forced her to join the church choir. She said she hated it at first, but gradually warmed up to the idea, eventually becoming a worship leader at her church Coming up Tonights Alibi can be found at ABC Liquor on April 11, at Bollywood Lounge on April 12 and at Cryers Back Road Inn on April 26. The band is also available for private functions. To book the bank, e-mail Tillacks wife, Stephanie, is the booking manager for the band. For more information, including upcoming performance dates, visit

Monday, April 14
Team Trivia Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 15
Open Mic Toots Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16
Team Trivia Toots Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 17
Swamp Candy Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Friday, April 18
Tracy Allen Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The Craze Anthonys Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) 9 p.m. George Dunn Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) 7:30 p.m.


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Give Camp Moving Out of Southern Maryland

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer After five years at St. Marys College of Maryland, Southern Maryland GiveCamp will be moving out of St. Marys City. This does not mean the end of Southern Maryland GiveCamp, according to Southern Maryland Give Camp founder and coordinator Jim Pandarvis. The group intends to resettle closer to Washington, D.C. or in Charles County, Pendarvis said. GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where technology professionals from designers, developers and database administrators to marketers and web strategists donate their time to provide solutions for non-profit organizations. Since its inception in 2007, the GiveCamp program has provided benefits to hundreds of charities, worth millions of dollars of develop er and designer time in services, according to Southern Maryland GiveCamp held its first event in March 2010 and has held the event every year since then. So far, more than $1 million in free services have been provided to Southern Maryland non-profit organizations, Pendarvis said. Its an excellent event, he said. Moving toward a larger population center, and closer to established information and technology businesses, will enable GiveCamp to serve more non-profit organizations, Pendarvis said. St. Marys City is a long drive, and there is very little near the college to give IT professionals a reason to already be out there. The organization aleady has prospective venues, and fully intends to host a Southenrn Maryland GiveCamp in 2015. For more information,

Grand Reopening of the Calvert Marine Museum

Serving Up Southern Maryland Traditions at the Solomons Maritime Festival
Celebrate Southern Maryland heritage on Saturday, May 3 at the Calvert Marine Museums ninth annual Solomons Maritime Festival. Antique boats and motors, master maritime carvers, crafts and cooking demonstrations, traditional music, and boat rides offer something for every member of your family from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the festival and the re-opening of the museum is FREE. On Saturday, the museum waterfront comes alive with the sights, sounds, and smells of Southern Maryland traditions. Taste traditional foods, learn how to pick crabs, shuck oysters, and stuff a ham like the pros, enjoy local gospel and old time music, see Chesapeake Bay retrievers in action, watch model boats skim the waters of the boat basin, talk with traditional crafts people as they demonstrate their skills. Children will enjoy toy boat building and more! Dont miss free rides aboard the historic bugeye, the Wm. B. Tennison. New this year is wet plate photography demonstrations. Traditional crafts are also celebrated on Saturday. Around the carving shed, visitors can see how crab and eel pots are constructed, see model boat makers in action, and watch traditional carvers at work. Come try your skill inside the museum! Demonstrations of embroidery, knitting, and other textile crafts will be on-going. Home baked goodies will be available for sale and food vendors will be on-site. The Antique Boat and Marine Engine Show, now in its 14th year, is a popular component of the festival. Enthusiasts from across the country set-up camp in the parking lot to show off their vintage boats and engines. The unofficial engine swap is a great way to expand your collection. The Solomons Maritime Festival is sponsored by Calvert County Board of Commissioners, Calvert County Watermens Association, Chesapeake Energy Services, Harbor Island Marina, Inc., Holiday Inn Solomons, McCready Boat Yard, Papa Johns Pizza, Patuxent Small Craft Guild, Spring Cove Marina, Washburns Boat Yard, and Zahnisers Yachting Center. For more information, please call Sherry Reid at 410-326-2042 x 19, or visit the museum website at

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Thursday, April 10, 2014


United Way Designation Eligibility Application Available

Recognized as a trusted steward of funds, United Way of Calvert County provides an opportunity for 501(c) 3 organizations addressing an identified community or health and human service need in Calvert County to receive designations through the United Way campaign. Participation in the United Way campaign increases an agencys visibility and connection with donors. United Way of Calvert Countys designation application process scores each agency according to their proficiency in providing services that meet a community need, governance and fiscal accountability. Designation applications are available on an annual basis to ensure agencies adhere to nonprofit standards. To provide additional assistance for the application process, United Way is offering a Financial Training and Application Technical Assistance on Wednesday, April 30, from 9 am to Noon at the College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Room PFB 105. Please RSVP to Sherri Gedridge at Applications are available on The application deadline is Friday, May 9 no later than 4 p.m. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Applications are reviewed by UWCCs Community Impact and Finance Committees, with final approval determined by its Board of Directors. Agencies will be notified of their status after June 4. For more information, contact uwadmin@

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Donates to Habitat for Humanity

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans donates $1,000 to Patuxent Habitat for Humanity as a sponsor for the 6th Annual Recycled Art Show & Benefit Auction. The event is being held Saturday April 26, 2014 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church on Solomons Island, from 6:30-9 PM. For tickets and more information check out the website www.patuxenthabitat. org or call 301-863-6227. Patuxent Habitat for Humanitys annual fundraiser helps further the mission of building more affordable housing in Calvert & St. Marys Counties since 2003!

Thrivent Financial for Board Lutherans Board members, Liz Swann (Financial Edie Hintz , and Loriof Thrivent Financial for Lutherans members, Liz Swann (Financial Advisor), Edie Hintz , and Lori BallAdvisor), (Treasurer) with Sharon Farbizio (Director Ball (Treasurer) with(Board Sharon Farbizio of Operations) & Henry Nicholes (Board Member)of Operations) & Henry Nicholes Member)of Patuxent(Director Habitat for Humanity. th Patuxent Habitat for Thrivent Financial forHumanity. Lutherans donates $1,000 to Patuxent Habitat for Humanity as a sponsor for the 6
Annual Recycled Art Show & Benefit Auction. The event is being held Saturday April 26, 2014 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church on Solomons Island, from 6:30-9 PM. For tickets and more information check out the website or call 301-863-6227. Patuxent Habitat for Humanitys annual fundraiser helps further the mission of building more affordable housing in Calvert & St . Marys Counties since 2003!

Cat of the Week

Gracie is truly one of the sweetest cats at CAWL. She is a beautiful gray tabby with a heart of gold. She is a little shy at first but purrs and rolls onto her side in joy when you pet her. She has now become more confident and a little bossy, so when you stop petting her she lets you know with the cutest little meow and asks you to keep loving her -- she loves the attention. Gracie gets along with other cats, although she would prefer to be the only animal in a quiet home. She just needs someone to give her the opportunity to show what a wonderful girl she is. Won't someone give her a chance? Gracie's DOB is 11/l/09. You can see Gracie at the Calvert Animal Welfare Leagues Adoption Center in Prince Frederick Md. Friday Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or you can call 410-535-9300


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Thursday, April 10, 2014


Discovering Archaeology Day at JPPM


Holiday Closing Calvert Pines, North Beach and Southern Pines Senior Centers will be closed Friday, April 18 for Good Friday. Meals on Wheels will be delivered as scheduled.

Senior Citizen News

AARP Driver Safety Class The next AARP Driver Safety Class will be held at Southern Pines Senior Center, Tuesday, April 29, 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Please note the increased fee of $15/AARP members, $20/non-members. Members must show AARP cards. Make checks payable to AARP. Must pre-register. For more information, call Southern Pines at 410-586-2748. Intergenerational Summer Camp Bring your elementary-age grandchild(ren) to the Intergenerational Camp, July 14 18, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. You can select two classes each day. A brochure with class selections is available at all three senior centers. Fee: $35 per grandparent/grandchild pair, $15 each additional person. Registration forms must be received by May 30. The camp is filling up quickly. There are only 14 spaces left. Make checks payable to Calvert Pines Senior Council. For more information, contact Luis Santiago, Sally Schofield, or Keri Lipperini at 410535-4606 or 301-855-1170. Upcoming Trip Enjoy a trip to historic Mt. Vernon, Monday, June 2. Also visit the adjacent Donald Reynolds Museum and Education Center. The fee of $68 inclues tour, luncheon and transportation. Sign up early. This trip will fill up fast! For more information, contact Calvert Pines, 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170, North Beach, 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines, 410-586-2748. Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC) A Legal Aid representative will be at Calvert Pines, Thursday, April 17, 1 3 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment, contact the Calvert Pines Senior Center, 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170. Take a hike on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, 10:30 a.m. Meet for coffee at Sweet Sues in North Beach and then enjoy walking the North Beach boardwalk. Pre-register by April 15. North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) If you enjoy writing short stories and poems, join the Scribblers Writing Group, Thursday, April 17, 1 p.m. A party and bingo will be sponsored by the Red Hat Ladies, Thursday, April 24, 10:30 a.m. Come dressed in your favorite party outfit. Register by April 17. Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) A masseuse and reflexologist are available by appointment Tuesdays at Southern Pines. Call 410-586-2748 for an appointment. Start a new art piece or finish one already in process at the Drop-In Watercolor class, the second and fourth Thursday of every month, 12:30 p.m. Drop-in fee is $10 per class. EATING TOGETHER MENU Lunches are served to seniors aged 60-plus and their spouses through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act. Suggested donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call: Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606 or 301-8551170, North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Monday, April 14 Meatloaf, Wheat Bread, Mashed Potatoes, Lima Beans, Raisins Tuesday, April 15 Tuna Casserole, Brussels Sprouts, Dinner Roll, Applesauce Wednesday, April 16 Pot Roast, Potatoes, Noodles, Bread, Jell-O with Fruit Thursday, April 17 Chicken Cacciatore, Spaghetti, Zucchini, Italian Bread, Fresh Fruit Friday, April 18 CENTERS CLOSED FOR GOOD FRIDAY

April is Maryland Archaeology Monthhow will you celebrate? Jefferson Patterson Park & Museums first event of the season is Discovering Archaeology Day, which is held on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is free and all ages are welcome. JPPM is home to approximately 70 identified archaeological sites and is the site of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory or MAC Lab for short. The day will consist of tours of the MAC Lab and visits to the ongoing excavation of an 18th century plantation. Both the JPPMs FAQ Archaeology and War of 1812 exhibits will be open throughout the day. Also enjoy displays, games and activities presented by

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professional archaeologists from throughout Maryland. Ask questions, participate in hands on activities and learn about this exciting field! Ride our solar powered bus or take a walk to the Indian Village to enjoy demonstrations and activities. Do you have a historical item you know little about? Bring it to the Artifact ID table where a professional will look at it. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, a state museum of archaeology and home to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, is a program of the Maryland Historical Trust, a division of the Maryland Department of Planning. It is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River and the St. Leonard Creek in St. Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland. For more information, call 410-586-8501 or visit


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Presenting the professionals' favorite properties on the market.


How to Repair Dead Grass

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A patch of dead grass on an otherwise lush lawn can be a frustrating eyesore for homeowners. Whether lawn care is your passion or just something you do to maintain the value of your home, dead grass can be exasperating. But as unsightly as dead grass can be, addressing it and restoring the dead patches can be somewhat simple. Before you can restore grass, however, you must first identify the source of the problem. Grass often dies because of urine damage, which is typically characterized by a dead spot surrounded by otherwise green grass. Grub infestation might be at fault when dead grass appears, and such an infestation often produces patches of light brown grass that are scattered throughout the lawn. Its also possible that dead grass is a result of human error. If your lawn was overfertilized, then patches of gray-green grass may appear. Fungal disease is another common culprit behind dead grass, and such disease can manifest itself in different ways. Once you have identified why the grass is dead, which may require the help of a professional, then you can begin to treat your lawn. Urine damage is often limited to a particular area of the grass where your family pet routinely relieves itself. Once a particular patch of grass has worn down, the pet may move on to another spot. But if you quickly notice a dead spot due to urine damage, you can train the animal to urinate elsewhere, limiting the damage it causes. When repairing the grass, dig a hole thats roughly four inches deep and fill it with fresh soil until its level with the soil surrounding the dead patch. Then you can sprinkle seed on top of the freshly laid soil and water the spot. Grass should grow in and stay green so long as you prevent

further urine damage. Addressing dead spots caused by insect damage can be a little more complicated, and some homeowners may prefer to hire a professional. If you want to handle the problem on your own, apply pesticide to the affected areas so the insects behind the problem are killed. Once the insects are no more, cut the grass, raking the affected area to remove the dead grass and any additional debris. Scatter grass seed over the affected areas and then apply an appropriate fertilizer and water immediately. Professionals may know just the right fertilizer for your lawn, so even if you want to go it alone, visit a local lawn care center to ask for advice about addressing your particular problem. Fertilizer damage can also prove difficult to address, as applying fresh seeds too soon can kill any freshly growing seedlings. So grass that has been damaged by overfertilization must first be allowed to fully die. Once that has happened, the grass can be cut and any remaining debris or dead grass can be removed. Seed can then be scattered, and you can even add some additional soil before laying down an appropriate amount of fertilizer and watering the lawn immediately. If you dont trust yourself to use fertilizer correctly, then hire a professional to do the job for you. This will cost a little more, but you likely wont wake up to more dead patches of grass down the road. Dead grass can be unsightly and turn an otherwise lush lawn into a patchy eyesore. But addressing dead grass can be easy and can quickly restore a lawn to its green grandeur.

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Thursday, April 10
Calvert Conversations Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch (3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach) 10 to 11 a.m. Have you ever been curious about the history of Calvert County or have a fact about Calvert that some may not know? Come on down for an informal discussion of local history of interest to long-time Calvertonians and newbies. Come, relax in our living room, and share or learn something new! There will be complimentary tea and coffee available. Please call 410-257-2411 for more information or go to our website calvert.lib. Calvert Library Family Night Calvert Library Southern Branch (13920 H.G. Trueman Road, Solomons) 7 to 8 p.m. Bring your kids for some fun reading experience. Each month we will be exploring new books by doing fun activities and crafts for all to enjoy. This months title is Waffle and Whales, as we will discuss Everything on a Waffle by Polly Harvath. For more information call 410-326-5289 or visit our website College of Southern Maryland Open House College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus (22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown) 5 p.m. Are you or your kids interested in CSM as a possible college? Come to the CSM Open House to meet with CSM faculty and staff, financial aid advisors, and academic advisors to learn about what CSM has to offer in academics, athletics, and student life. You have a change to win door prizes and giveaways if you attend and its all free. Call 240-725-5320 or visit our website Admissions/ for more information. European 4-in-1 Pattern Chainmail Jewelry Making Class Caught My Eye, 22760 Washington Street, Leonardtown 6 to 7:30 p.m. Create your own chainmail bracelet to take home. Class is $30 (including materials). Sign up by April 6 to receive $5 off. Sign up at Caught My Eye, open Thursday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014


Community Events
North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary Yard Sale North Beach Volunteer Fire Department, 8536 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tables are available for $15 ea./$25 for 2 (must be reserved in advance, for additional tables check with Diana.) To reserve a table please contact Diana 410-231-1775. Spring Craft and Vendor Show First Baptist Church of Calvert, German Chapel Road (Across from Wentworth Nursery) 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. FBC is currently looking to reserve your table for this event. Space is limited, so dont delay! For more information, or to reserve a table, call 410-535-1669 or go to All proceeds made from the table reservations go to support our Summer camp for teens. We would like this to run as soon as soon as possible to begin taking reservations for the tables.

Spring Craft and Vendor Show First Baptist Church of Calvert County (1522 German Chapel Road, Prince Frederick) - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. First Baptist Church will be holding a Spring Craft Show, just in time for your Mothers Day shopping needs. Come on out to support our teens Summer Camp Fund. There will be a free childrens activity table to keep your kids occupied while you shop. Concessions will also be available. For more information call 410-535-1669 or visit our website at Poultry and Rabbit Class Calvert County Economic Development building meeting room, 205 Main Street, Prince Frederick 9 a.m. On April 11 at 9 a.m., poultry and rabbit producers in the Southern Maryland region are invited to a full day class on processing their own poultry and/or rabbits. Please RSVP by emailing or call 301274-1922 ex.1.

Tuesday, April 15
Yes! You CAN Use a Computer! Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) - 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dont know how to get figure out your email or even get one? Come to the Calvert Library to learn how to create and use an email account. The training will last one hour and take place in a small group. Please register! For more information please contact us at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 or visit our website at Storytime with Jefferson Patterson Park Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons 10:30 a.m. Storytime with Jefferson Patterson Park. 10:30-11:15am. You may see an American flag flying outside of many buildings you pass every day. You may also hear the Star Spangled Banner song played before any large sporting event, but do you know when these traditions started? Come learn a little about what started these American traditions by reading a story about a young girl who helped sew a very large flag during the War of 1812. Together, we will learn just how hard this task would have been by making our very own flag! 410-326-5289,

Saturday, April 12
Southern Maryland Mustang Clubs Annual All Ford Car Show Solomons Vol. Rescue Fire Department No.3 (13150 H.G. Trueman Road, Solomons) - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Have an interest in Ford vehicles? Then be sure to go to the SMMC Annual All Ford Spring Car Show! Registration from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Entry fee is $15 pre-registered, $20 on the day of and there is no spectator fee. Awards and prizes will be given out and there will be food and music available. Proceeds benefit local charities. More information is available at the clubs website at Country Dance American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 (3330 Chesapeake Beach Road, Chesapeake Beach) - 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Like to dance or want to learn? Come to the Country Dance at the American Legion on Rt. 206 in Chesapeake Beach. If you cant dance, teachers will be available to give instruction. One hour lessons start at 7:00 p.m., followed by dancing from 8:00 p.m. until midnight. The modest price of $15.00 per person includes soft drinks or draft beer and light munchies. Hosted by the American Legion 206 in the upper level Ballroom in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260. For information call 301-855-6466 or visit our website at Ester Pet Pictures Peppers Pet Pantry, 13372 Hg Trueman Road, Solomons 12 to 4 p.m. Second Hope Rescue offers Easter pet pictures for your furry friends at Peppers Pet Pantry in Solomons (behind CVS). No appointment necessary. Animals must be leashed or in as carrier. One 4X6 print is $10. A second print is $5. Add $3 and get a CD with all poses the photographer takes. There will be a raffle for dog and cat gift baskets, refreshments and a drawing for a free t shirt! Proceeds benefit Second Hope Rescue, an all breed not for charity 501(c)3 charity. 240925-0628 or 410-326-4006

Sunday, April 13
Railroad Farewell Ceremony Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum (4155 Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach) 11:45 a.m. The Railway Museum will be commemorating the day and time that the last train left the Chesapeake Beach station forever. Come out and join us for a short presentation and a unique tribute, with the public being encouraged to wear 1930s period clothing as a tribute. There will be light refreshments to follow. The event is free and open to the public. Holy Week Cantata Trinity United Methodist Church 90 Church Street, Prince Frederick 9:30 and 11 a.m. The Trinity United Methodist Church Choir and Orchestra invite you to their Holy Week Cantata, In My Place, Remembering Christs Sacrifice of Love, on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 9:30 and 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Trinity UMC is on the corner of Church and Main Streets in Prince Frederick.

Wednesday, April 16
Preschool Art & Storytime Afternoons Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) 1 to 2 p.m. Want your preschooler to get a head start in art? These hour-long storytimes teach basic art elements, art styles, and even a little art history with wonderful childrens books, imaginative games, and inventive art projects. Each student comes away with a matted artwork and greater appreciation of all things artistic! Sign up for one class or all of themHurry! Space is limited. Registration required. Call 410-326-4640 to register. $8 per child for members, $12 per child for nonmembers. For more information visit

Monday, April 14
Pax River Quilters Guild Monthly Meeting Good Samaritan Lutheran Church (20850 Langley Rd, Lexington Park) - 6:30 pm Quilters get ready! The Pax River Quilters Guilds months meeting is coming up! This months meeting will feature their member, Marilyn Horton, speaking about her trip to Bali and Batik fabrics.Show & Tell will feature quilts with interesting backs, so bring yours! There will also be a discussion on creative backs. Remember your food pantry donations & your block of the month.New members and guest are always welcome. For more info, contact Julia at juliagraves82@ or visit their website at www. $3 -Zumba Fitness with Joyce Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse, 500 Clubhouse Drive, Lusby 5:15 p.m. Hey Party People! Come get your party on with Zumba(R) Fitness at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse. Only $3 donation per class Visit and Like Joyce on Facebook @

Thursday, April 17
Duplicate Bridge Class Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) - 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Want to learn the basics of duplicate bridge? John Etter will teach the basics with some hands-on practice. You will learn a lot about bidding and a bit about the play of the game. Please register! For more information please contact us at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 or visit our website at

Friday, April 11
Annmarie Gardens 5th Annual Fairies in the Garden Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) 6 p.m. The 5th Annual Fairies in the Garden exhibit is home to over 50 fairy and gnome homes that have been created by members of our community. The event beings indoors then works its way out to the Annmarie Sculpture Garden, surrounding all the trees and woods. There will be live music by Chesapeake Railway, a mystery raffle, a silent auction of select fairy and gnome homes, and so much more! The event is open to all ages and the Gift Shop at Annmaire will be open during the event. For more information, please visit, call 410-326-4640, or email

Friday, April 18
Good Friday Service Randle Cliff Community Church (4311 Randle Avenue,Chesapeake Beach) 6:30 a.m. Looking for a Good Friday service? Join us as we follow Jesus last steps to the Cross. We are a non-denominational church. For more information contact Paster John Pappas at 410-257-0342 or 410-610-4192 or by email at


Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Library Events
April, Month Long
Artist of the month: Jacquelyn J. Dinora; Medium: Watercolor Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way Dinoras paintings have been shown at the Alexandria Art Leagues gallery in Old Town. She has been accepted for membership in several watercolor societies and has won many awards. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 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

Monday, April 14
Book Discussion Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed - captures the terrors and pleasures of the author as she forges ahead on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and healed her. 410-257-2411

photography in a thrilling reading experience. 410-257-2101 Book Discussion Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons 7 to 8 p.m. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Marriage can be a real killer. Its Nick and Amy Dunnes fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nicks clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Nick is not doing himself any favors by being evasive, and bitter at what he is finding out but is he really a killer? 410-326-5289 Yes! You CAN Use a Computer! Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach 2 to 3 p.m. Email. Beginners can learn how to create and use an email account. The training will last one hour and will take place in a small group. Please register. 410-257-2411

Saturday, April 12
Chesapeake Beach Easter Festival Kellams Field, Chesapeake Beach 12 to 1:30 p.m. Businesses and organizations celebrate Easter fun on Kellams Field! Chess Saturdays at the Library Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Chess enthusiasts or wannabe enthusiastsplease join us (with or without your own chess set) at the library the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. All ages and levels welcome! 410-257-2411 Garden Smarter: Bees, Butterflies, & Beneficial Insects Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 10 to 11:30 a.m. Butterflies are beautiful, bees are essential, and beneficials control pests. You can have them all in your garden by choosing the right plants. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 Learn Mahjongg Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons 1 to 3 p.m. Want to learn Mahjongg? Games are a great way to keep your brain sharp while having fun! Join us! 410-326-5289 Playtime Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 11 to 11:30 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other 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 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 nonbattery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-257-2411 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 nonbattery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-257-2101

Thursday, April 10
Calvert Conversations Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach 10 to 11 a.m. An informal discussion of local history of interest to long-time Calvertonians and newbies. Complimentary coffee and tea. Come, relax in our living room, and share or learn something new! Please call 410257-2411 for more info. 410-257-2411 Duplicate Bridge Class Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 10 to 12:30 p.m. John Etter will teach the basics of duplicate bridge with some hands-on practice. We will learn a lot about bidding and a bit about the play. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 Family Night Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons 7 to 8 p.m. Bring out the family for a fantastic evening out with books. Each month we will explore a new title through fun filled activities and crafts. This months title is Waffle and Whales as we discuss Everything on a Waffle by Polly Harvath and enjoy a waffle with fabulous toppings. Please register. 410-326-5289 Kids Just Want to Have Fun Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Exciting events for children grades K-3 that explores worlds of reading, science, culture and more! Please register. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862 Theater Thursdays Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons 10 to 11 a.m. Bring your preschoolers for movies and a story. See thursdaytheater.html for the movie this week. 410-326-5289 Town Hall Meeting: Taxes College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick 7 to 8:30 p.m. Town Hall meeting. Topic: Taxes Which? How much? Why? A cost/benefit analysis. Co-sponsored by Calvert Library, LWV and Commission for Women. 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Tuesday, April 15
Book Discussion Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Last Time They Met by Anita Shreve. From the last time Linda and Thomas meet, at a charmless hotel in a distant city, to the moment, thirty-five years earlier, when a chance encounter on a rocky beach binds them fatefully together, this hypnotically compelling novel unfolds a tale of intense passion, drama, and suspense. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 Flying Needles: Knitting and Crocheting Group Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons 7 to 8:45 p.m. Knitting and crocheting group open to anyone wanting to join in and share talents, crafting time or learn a new skill. 410-326-5289 Storytime with Jefferson Patterson Park Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. You may see an American flag flying outside of many buildings you pass every day. You may also hear the Star Spangled Banner song played before any large sporting event, but do you know when these traditions started? Come learn a little about what started these American traditions by reading a story about a young girl who helped sew a very large flag during the War of 1812. Together, we will learn just how hard this task would have been by making our very own flag! 410-326-5289 Yes! You CAN Use a Computer! Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Email. Beginners can learn how to create and use an email account. The training will last one hour and will take place in a small group. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Thursday, April 17
Duplicate Bridge Class Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 10 to 12:30 p.m. John Etter will teach the basics of duplicate bridge with some hands-on practice. We will learn a lot about bidding and a bit about the play. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 Kids Just Want to Have Fun Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reading, discussion and projects for children in kindergarten to 3rd grade. . This months theme: Albert Einstein. Please register. 410-257-2411 Vestiges of the War of 1812 Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 12 to 1 p.m. Dr. Ralph Eshelman will give an illustrated talk exploring the role that Maryland played in this little understood war and examining the vast resource base that survives, including actual battlefield and raid sites, monuments, and even graves of war veterans. Sponsored by NARFE, Calvert Library and Calvert Historical Society. Funded by the Maryland Humanities Council. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 Yes! You CAN Use A Computer! Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings 2 to 3 p.m. Facebook. Learn the steps to setting up a Facebook account so you can locate and keep in touch with friends and family. The training will last one hour and will take place in a small group. Please register. 410-257-2101

Wednesday, April 16
Book Discussion Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings 2 to 3:30 p.m. Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and

Friday, April 18
Library closed for Good Friday All Branches

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Real Estate for Sale

Looking to build? Wonderful & wooded three+acre building lot in Hollywood with three conventional perc sites. Beautiful and private homesite just waiting for you and your dream home. Conveniently located to Pax River, Leonardtown, & easy commute to Waldorf, St Marys City, NESEA, etc. Call for plat or appointment to preview property. 804-241-5374 or 301-690-2544. Price: $99,900.

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3br 2.5ba duplex on cul-de-sac, 2 parking spaces in front, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, cathedral ceiling, and walk-in closet. Wall-to-wall carpeting throughout, washer, dryer, window treatments, stove, dishwasher, microwave. Very close to PAX, shopping, schools, $1325/mo+sec dep, no sec 8, dog neg, NS 301-994-2791. Quiet, private area in Valley Lee. 3 BR, 1.5 BA, Lrg Kitchen, Living/Dining Rm, plenty of closet space. W/D, Heat Pump/ CAC. Extra storage. Asphalt Parking. Cable TV is furnished. Dumpster for trash on site. 1600 sq ft. No Pets, No Section 8. References required. $1,200.00/mo plus utilities. $1,000 security depost. Call 301-994-2908. After 5PM call 301-994-2031.

Preschool-Child Care Center is seeking individuals willing to substitute for classroom teachers and aides. Substitutes are on call and come to work when needed. We are hiring teens (must be at least 16) as well as qualified adults. Please apply in person. Located on Rt. 235 across the street from Walmart in California, Md. Tired of driving to the beltway to find work? Toyota of Waldorf has two openings for Express/Maintenance technicians . Busy shop with plenty of work. Must be able to change oil, air filters, cabin filters and rotate tire . Great work in a clean shop. Tool purchase program available.Great benefits ,Health Ins,401K .Pay based on experience . .A good start for a motivated person. Contact Mike at call 301-843-3700 ext 1300.

Busy tax office looking for receptionists. Drivers Class-B CDL: Must be available to start immediately. Great & Home-Time! Evening shift, Pay Monday through Friday 2pm to 8pm.No-Forced Must work weekends. Position Dispatch! available until April 15th. Must be customer New singles from Hagerstown, MD friendly and work well states. with others. to surrounding Applications only accepted in person. Please Apply: come by the office, 4110 Crain Hwy, Waldorf Call: 877-606-7083 MD 20603 to apply. General service technician position avaliable .Must be able to perform tire replacement/ repair, oil changes, maintenace,and other related duties. Call 301-467-2973. EXPERIENCED PLUMBERS: Must have 2 years experience. Full time with paid holidays. Immediate opening. Send resume to

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1-Bedroom - Central in-town location. All electric appliances and heat. Landlord pays water, trash removal, and sewage. 1-year lease required. References required. No pets and no children. Call 301-475-8787 for further details. $650/month.

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Like the picture of your favorite piece of artwork on our facebook page. The top 10 will be selected for the final round of voting (top ten highest amount of votes).


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