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The Calvert County Times

Formerly

www.coun y imes.somd.com

Gazette
Calvert

pril 9, 2015

Thursday,

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Revamping
North Beach
Photo by Lauren Procopio

Story Page 10

The Calvert County Times

On the Cover

Thursday, April 9, 2015

COVER STORY

We still have the better part


of four years left in our administration, but this kind of vision
takes that kind of time, so if we
can do that Id be very happy
and I think the council would
be very proud of the work that
theyve been able to do
~ North Beach Mayor
Mark Frazer
pg. 10

Cooking for Hospice

pg. 15

CONTENTS
Local News

Cops & Courts

Revamping North Beach

10

Obituaries

12

Education

13

Community

15

Seniors

15

Sports

18

Entertainment

19

Entertainment Calendar

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Community Calendar

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Library Calendar

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Games

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Classifieds

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Chesapeake Beach
Town Administrator
Facing Criminal Charge
By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer
Chesapeake Beach Town Administrator Richard Rose is facing criminal
charges stemming from his role as city
manager for the town of Diamondhead,
Mississippi.
According to a press release from the
Mississippi Attorney Generals Office,
Rose was arrested following an indictment by the Harrison County Grand
Jury for perjury.
The release stated Rose turned himself in to authorities on April 1 at the
Harrison County Detention Center, but
was released on bond.
The release stated Rose is accused
of committing perjury while appearing
before the Mississippi Department of
Employment Security Board of Review
in August 2014.
The indictment alleges that Rose
swore to tell the truth, the whole truth
and nothing but the truth concerning
whether he made demands for one
years salary in exchange for not releasing incriminating information regard-

ing then Diamondhead Mayor Tommy


Schaefer.
The former city manager is accused
in the indictment of swearing he never
made such demands when in fact he
was recorded in April 2014 making
such demands, the release reads.
According to the release, the case is
being investigated by Ronnie Odom and
Danny Welch, and will be prosecuted
by Special Assistant Attorney General
Larry Baker of the Attorney Generals
Public Integrity Division.
A trial date has not yet been set for
Rose, but if convicted he faces a maximum of 10 years behind bars.
Rose was announced as the town administrator for Chesapeake Beach in
October of 2014 and officially started
his position as town administrator on
October 20, 2014.
Attempts to contact Chesapeake
Beach Mayor Bruce Wahl were
unsuccessful.
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Fire Causes
Extensive Damage
to Prince
Frederick Home

By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer

Authorities responded to a Prince Frederick home early Wednesday morning


after a chimney fire spread to an exterior portion of the residence.
On April 1, around 4:08 a.m., approximately 35 volunteer firefighters from
the Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, St. Leonard, Dunkirk and Solomons Volunteer Fire Departments responded to Wilson Court in Prince Frederick after
a resident discovered the fire.
Firefighters were able to control the fire within 20 minutes and officials report that the residence did have an operating smoke alarm.
According to Deputy Fire Marshal John Nelson, who responded to the scene,
the fire spread to an exterior wall in the two-story home and caused about
$200,000 in damage.
Officials have ruled this fire as accidental and have identified James and
Pauline Jones as the homeowners.
Nelson stated the fire displaced the family, who is currently receiving assistance by other family members and the American Red Cross.
No injuries were reported.
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Making the
Library More
Effective

By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer

Calvert Library is seeking community


input for the strategic plan update, which
is currently underway.
The strategic plan is updated every two
to three years, said Calvert Library Director Carrie Plymire.
Marisa Sanchez is facilitating the strategic planning process for us. She has her
own organization which specializes in organizational development and shes doing
the work for us pro bono, Plymire said.
The update includes a community survey and a number of focus groups. Internally, library staff is taking inventory
of programs and determining how successful they are. They may stop offering
less popular programs to make space for
programs the community requests in the
survey.

Often strategic plans are more operational then strategic, but out goal is to be
truly strategic about how to meet community needs, Plymire said.
The library is conducting a comprehensive demographic study to determine just
who uses the library and where service
gaps may exist. According to Calvert Library Reference Supervisor Sarah Avant,
the study will include normal census data
such as age, gender, income, education
and family size of county residents.
The community survey is available until April 15. Digital copies can be found
on the Calvert County Library website
and paper copies can be found at all four
library branches. For more information,
visit calvert.lib.md.us/.
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

BOCC Approves
Changes to
Sheriffs Office
Pension Plan

By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer

Representatives from the Department of Budget presented changes to


the Sheriffs Ocffice pension plan at the April 6 Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting.
According to documents supplied at the BOCC meeting, the current plan
does not offer an annuity option to a surviving spouse. Currently on the
death of an Active Member, his beneficiary shall be entitled to a lump
sum death benefit equal to 100 percent of the Members annual Applicable
Compensation plus the Members Employee Contributions accumulated
with interest thereon as of his date of death as provided in Article XI.
The Calvert County Employees Pension Plan does offer an annuity option to a surviving spouse. Using current mortality assumptions this annuity option is a more favorable benefit.
The trustees of the Sheriffs Department Pension Plan indicated their
support for the plan, and the BOCC followed suite, approving the changes
to move forward.
For more information, visit www.co.cal.md.us/.
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Thompson said.
The motivational
Unlike business groups, the members speakers have been Stacy Green and
dont have to prepare elevator speeches Shannon Petitjean. Officers from the
before they come out to the month- Calvert County Sheriffs Office donated
ly activities, said co-founder Jenny their time to held a self-defense night in
Thompson.
March.
There are a number of organizations
The groups first meeting was on Feb.
that focus on networking to promote 5, and they have been meeting the secbusiness development, Thompson said, ond Thursday of every month since. The
but there was a need for a group to focus next regular meeting will be held on
on networking at the personal level.
April 9 at Stoneys on Broomes Island
The goal is for women to come out at 5:30 p.m. The evening will include
and be motivated and inspired by friends wine glass painting and an adult Easter
with no pressure, Thompson said.
Egg hunt. There will be a $20 entry fee.
WIW meets at least once per month, Proceeds will benefit Farming 4 Hunger,
Thompson said. Currently, the group has Thompson said.
more than 500 members. Membership is
For more information, visit wifree, as are the majority of the meetings. wsomd.com or the WIW Facebook
Between meetings, WIW members post page at www.facebook.com/groups/
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Man Displaced
From Home
Following Fire
By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer
A La Plata man was displaced from his residence Thursday morning after a
discarded cigarette ignited a fire in his home.
On April 2, around 11:18 a.m., approximately 47 volunteer firefighters from
the La Plata, Bel Alton, Waldorf, Indian Head, Mechanicsville, Potomac
Heights and Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Departments responded to Charles
Street in La Plata after a citizen discovered the fire.
Officials from the State Fire Marshals Office stated the fire was accidental
and the smoke alarm was present and operating correctly.
Authorities confirmed that one person was treated at Civista Hospital for
smoke inhalation.
According to officials, the fire originated on the front deck of the single
story town home and the blaze caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.
Firefighters were able to control the fire within 13 minutes.
Officials have identified Phillip Cartwright as the homeowner and stated
that his family is currently assisting him.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Batter Up!

Arc of Southern
Maryland Participating in
Blue Crabs Fundraiser

By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer

April and March are a great opportunity to educate people about developmental disabilities, the varieties of disabilities and the impact they have on peoples
lives, said Arc of Southern Maryland Development Manager Nkeshi Free.
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and April is Autism
Awareness Month, she said. The Arc is using the opportunity to inform the community about the work they do, in addition to promoting an upcoming baseball
fundraiser.
At the end of this month, the Arc will be teaming up with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs for an Arc of Southern Maryland Crabs for a Cause evening. A
portion of all ticket proceeds from the evening will go to benefit the Arc
The first 100 people who purchase tickets will be entered into a drawing to
participate in the pre-game parade, throw one of the first pitches at the game, or
sit in the suite the Arc has for the evening, Free said.
Individuals can purchase tickets using the code ARC2015 online at www.somdbluecrabs.com.
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Calvert Native Serving on


Worlds Largest Warship
A 1980 Calvert High School graduate
and Broomes Island, Maryland native
is serving on one of the worlds largest
warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier
USS Ronald Reagan.
Petty Officer 1st Class James Kesecker is an aviation electronics technician aboard the San Diego-based ship,
a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft
carrier and one of only ten operational
aircraft carriers in the Navy today.
Im a quality assurance technician
for aviation equipment repair onboard
the USS Ronald Reagan, Kesecker said.
Named in honor of former President
Ronald Reagan, the carrier is longer
than 3 football fields, at nearly 1,100
feet long. The ship is 252 feet wide and
weighs more than 100,000 tons. Two nuclear reactors can push the ship through
the water at nearly 35 mph.
As a sailor with numerous responsibilities, Kesecker said he is proud to serve
his country aboard an aircraft carrier.
I really enjoy being home-ported in
San Diego. Living in California was on
my bucket list, Kesecker said.
Kesecker also said he is very proud of
the work he is doing as part of USS Ronald Reagans nearly 3,000-member crew,

helping protect America on the worlds


oceans.
Sailors jobs are highly varied aboard
USS Ronald Reagan. Nearly 3,000 men
and women make up the ships company,
which keeps all parts of the aircraft carrier running smoothly this includes
everything from washing dishes and
preparing meals to handling weaponry
and maintaining the nuclear reactors.
Another 2,000 or so form the air wing,
the people who actually fly and maintain
the aircraft.
I never cease to be impressed with
the type and quality of work that goes on
aboard the carrier each day, said Capt.
Christopher E. Bolt, the carriers commanding officer. Our team is filled with
highly qualified young adults in many
cases, 19 and 20 years old and theyre
out here launching and recovering aircraft, running a complex propulsion
system safely, serving as air traffic controllers, operating sophisticated electronics, and keeping this floating city
alive and functioning. Their work ethic,
enthusiasm, and esprit de corps are second to none. If you pick up a newspaper
in any city and examine what other 19and 20-year-olds are doing, there is no

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comparison to the level of responsibility


our Sailors hold. That caliber of Sailor is
what has earned us the title of Americas
Flagship.
USS Ronald Reagan is also a selfsustaining, mobile airport and, like each
of the Navys aircraft carriers, is designed for a 50-year service life. While
underway, the ship carries more than 70
jets, helicopters and other aircraft, all of
which take off from and land on the carriers 4.5-acre flight deck. Four powerful
catapults launch aircraft off the bow of
the ship. After lowering a tail hook that
protrudes from the rear of the aircraft,
jets and aircraft land by snagging a steel
cable called an arresting wire.
After an extended maintenance period spent pier side in San Diego, USS
Ronald Reagan is preparing for its move
to Japan, as part of the first ever threehull aircraft carrier crew and hull swap.
It will replace USS George Washington
in Japan and become part of the U.S.
7th Fleet forward-deployed naval forces
(FDNF) in Yokosuka, Japan. As part of
this rebalance strategy to increase the
Navys presence in the Pacific Fleet,
USS Theodore Roosevelt will move
from Norfolk, Va., to San Diego.

In 2008, George Washington was


the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier sent to Japan as part of the FDNF.
Maintaining a FDNF capability supports the United States commitment to
the defense of Japan and the security and
stability of the vital Indo-Asia-Pacific
region.
As a member of one of the U.S. Navys
most relied upon assets, Kesecker and
other USS Ronald Reagan sailors know
they are part of an agile and skilled team
standing ready to defend America.
The Navy is uniquely positioned to be
there, on the worlds oceans, patrolling
what is essentially the worlds interstate
ocean highway system. The U.S. Navy
ensures the free flow of global trade
which, in turn, preserves Americas
economic prosperity. When it comes to
protecting and defending America, being there matters. And Americas Navy
is already there.
I enjoy the satisfaction I get working
with people in the department and am
proud to help keep America safe, said
Kesecker.
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Police Seek
Suspects in
Robberies

By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer

Police seek suspects in two separate


robberies that occurred last Wednesday and Friday.
On Wednesday, March 25, just before 9 p.m., a single suspect entered
the Breezy Point Market in Chesapeake Beach to rob the convenience
store, police stated. Police have stated
that the suspect is a white female approximately 52 to 54 feet tall with
a medium build. The suspect was
wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a
camouflage mask, blue jeans and light
brown shoes. The suspect allegedly
possessed, displayed and activated a
black hand held stun gun during the
armed robbery and allegedly threatened the employees with it as she
made demands. Prior to fleeing the
scene, the suspect allegedly continued
threatening the employees, stating she
would return with a firearm and commit another armed robbery.
The female suspect fled from the
business on foot and was seen entering a light colored sedan, which police

stated was parked across the street at


the entrance to the Pine Acres subdivision. No one was injured during the
robbery. Anyone with information
pertaining to this incident is encouraged to contact Detective H.R. Rich at
410-535-1600 ext. 2765.
Two days later, on Friday March 27,
around 3:17 a.m., the 7-11 in Dunkirk
was robbed, according to police.
According to police documents,
the clerk stated a man entered into
the business and ordered and paid for
an item. As he was leaving the store,
a second man entered and also approached the clerk and purchased an
item. He then allegedly walked behind
the counter and demanded money
from the register. The suspect then allegedly took an undetermined amount
of cash from the register and both men
fled the scene in an unknown direction. Police stated that the clerk was
not harmed. Anyone with any information related to this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Nick
DeFelice at 410-535-1600 ext. 2669.
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Lusby Man
Arrested for
Sexual Solicitation
of a Minor

By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer

A Lusby man was charged and arrested on Saturday for sexual solicitation of a minor after he planned
to meet, whom he believed to be, a teenage girl at a
pre-determined location.
On March 23, Cpl. William Raddatz, of the St.
Marys County Sheriffs Office, engaged in online
conversations with Nicholas Seskar Sr., 41, who is a
Tier III sex offender.
The undercover officer posed as a 15-year-old female and communicated with Seskar through the
social media site, Facebook.
According to court documents, Seskar asked
Seskar Sr., 41, Tier III Sex Offender
whom he believed to be a minor female to perCourtesy of the St. Marys
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Sheriffs Office
stated he wished to be urinated on.
According to court documents, during the course
of the conversations, Seskar sent a nude photograph
to the undercover officer, which clearly identified Seskar in the photograph.
On Saturday, April 2, Seskar planned to meet the undercover officer, whom he
believed to be a teenage female, at a pre-planned meeting place, where Seskar was
subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention
Center.
According to court documents, Seskar is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at the
St. Marys County District Court on April 17 at 1 p.m.
If convicted, Seskar faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine.
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SHERIFFS BLOTTER

The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports.
During the week of March 30 through April 5 deputies of the Calvert
County Sheriffs Office responded to 1,432 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
Burglary Case #15-17478:
Sometime between March 27 and 28 someone broke
into a garage in the 6600 block of Ben Creek Road in
St. Leonard and stole two gas powered Stihl chainsaws
and a gas powered backpack leaf blower. Dep. L. Kelly
is investigating.
Burglary Case #15=17480:
Dep. W. Rector is investigating the burglary of a
home in the 500 block of Armiger Road in Huntingtown that occurred sometime between March 20 and
30. A Graco pressure washer and floor buffer and a
HVLP paint sprayer were stolen. The items are valued
at $13,000.
Theft from Vehicle Case #15-17619:
Sometime overnight between March 30 and 31 someone entered a vehicle parked outside a home in the 7700
block of C Street in Chesapeake Beach and stole a socket wrench and first aid kit. The vehicle owner advised
he thought the car was locked but no damage was noted
on the vehicle. DFC T. Buckler is investigating.
Destruction of Property Case #15-17715:
The rear drivers side window on a vehicle was
smashed while it was parked outside a home in the 2900

Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriffs Office website.
Go to http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety/law/sheriff/ and click on
the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information
leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000
reward.

block of Karen Drive in Chesapeake Beach between


10:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on March 31. Dep. A. Curtin
investigates.
Theft from Vehicle Case #15-17831:
Unknown suspect(s) stole a HP Probook silver laptop computer from an unlocked vehicle parked behind Jerrys Subs and Pizza in Dunkirk on March 31
between 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. DFC M. Quinn is
investigating.
Tampering Case #15-17832:
A homeowner in the 11200 block of Sitting Bull Circle in Lusby reported to DFC J. Migliaccio that sometime between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. on April 1 he was
awakened by a noise outside but did not get up to investigate. Later that morning he found the gate to his backyard and the door to his shed both open and his grill had
been knocked over. Nothing was damaged.
Theft from Vehicle Case #15-17937:
DFC C. Fox is investigating the theft of property
from two unlocked vehicles on Dayton Avenue in North
Beach between 11:00 p.m. on March 31 and 6:00 a.m.
on April 1. A TomTom GPS and a DeWalt cordless drill
were taken. The investigation is continuing.

CDS Violation Case #15-17996:


On April 1 at 10:11 p.m. while on patrol a
citizen advised DFC M. Velasquez that he
observed a vehicle on the side of the road
with a driver who appeared ill. Velasquez
made contact with the driver of the subject
vehicle, which was on the side of the road
Gerlach
on Little Cove Point Road and Rudolph
Lane in Lusby. He found the driver, George
Frederick Gerlach, 54, of St. Leonard, to be under the
influence of alcohol. Gerlach was arrested and charged
with DUI, two counts of CDS possession; Suboxone
and Diazepam and possession of drug paraphernalia;
a smoking device.
CDS Violation Case #15-18078:
On April 2 at 10:03 a.m. Cpl. A. Moschetto conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle
traveling south on H.G. Trueman Road
near the Patuxent Business Park in Lusby.
He found the driver, identified as Donnell
Wayne Wallace, 25, of Lusby, to be in possession of suspected drugs. Wallace was Wallace
arrested and charged with possession of
crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia; a
digital scale.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Teen Charged with


First-Degree Assault
By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer
An Owings teenager was charged with first
and second-degree assault after an altercation
with the mother of his 8-month-old daughter.
On March 31, around 9:55 a.m., Deputy Rector, of the sheriffs department, responded to the
victims residence in Owings.
Rector interviewed the victim, who stated
DAndre Demont Gross, 19, arrived at her residence upon invitation and stated he wanted to
take their daughter for the day while the victim
went to work.
The victim stated she did not want her daughter going with Gross and in a written statement
to police said the suspect called her and stated
he was outside her residence and stated that the
suspect attempted to have her and their daughter
leave with him. The victim stated she did get into
the vehicle with their child, but stated she wanted
to return home.
The victim told police that when she went to
exit the vehicle, the suspect allegedly choked her
against the car and grabbed their child by her
neck and threw her in the car.
Rector asked the victim to elaborate on how
Gross touched the baby, to which she stated, he
yanked the baby from me and I wouldnt let go.
He then grabbed her by her neck and I let go, then
he tossed her into the car by her neck.
The victim continued to say that when she retrieved her daughter from the vehicle the suspect
allegedly began choking her in order for her to let
go of their child, according to court documents.
He grabbed me by my neck and put me up
against the car. I got light headed and lost balance, the victim stated to police.
Emergency personnel from the North Beach
Volunteer Fire Department treated the victim
on scene for her injuries, but she refused further treatment and transport, according to court
documents.
Deputy Buckler, who also responded to the incident, spoke to a neighbor who stated she did
witness a verbal altercation between the victim
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physical altercation.
The victims mother, Jaclyn Sheckells, arrived
to the scene and was extremely concerned for
the victims safety, according to police.
Sheckells told police she was tired of the domestic abuse that has been occurring regularly
between them. Sheckells stated the police have
been to her residence recently for issues between
Gross and the victim.
Rector left the victims residence once the domestic violence paperwork was completed and
headed to Clyde Jones Road in Owings to speak
with the suspect. Upon Rectors arrival, with Cpl.
Smith and Cpl. Wahlgren, he made contact with
the suspect, who stated his daughter was inside
in bed. Rector checked on the child and stated
that the child appeared to be in no distress [and]
dressed appropriately.
During the interview, the suspect did confess
to a verbal altercation. He told police he went to
see his daughter and take her for the day but
stated the victim did not want him to have their
child for the day.
According to court documents, the suspect
stated the victim was grabbing the child, not
allowing him to take the child and told police
that the victim must have injured her own neck
because he did not strangle her.
Police said the minor did not appear to have
sustained any injuries and was acting normal for
her age and size. According to court documents,
the child was left with the suspects grandmother
under the direction of Wahlgren.
Gross was transported to the countys detention center, but was released on a $20,000
bond, posted by Paul Burch, according to court
documents.
Gross was ordered to stay away from the victim and her residence.
Gross is scheduled to appear in District Court
for a preliminary hearing on April 30 at 1 p.m.,
according to online records.

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By Lauren Procopio
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We still have the better part of four
years left in our administration, but this
kind of vision takes that kind of time, so
if we can do that Id be very happy and
I think the council would be very proud
of the work that theyve been able to do,
North Beach Mayor Mark Frazer said during an interview.
The work the incumbent mayor is referring to is the possibility of having a library; performing arts center; and various
cultural assets, such as the North Beach
Park and Sculpture Garden, which is currently in the construction process.
Frazer stated during a recent interview
that he is optimistic the town will be
able to have a ribbon cutting ceremony
for the North Beach Park and Sculpture
Garden formerly called Bayfront Park
sometime in late Summer or early Fall.
Currently, North Beach is in the early
stages of proposing to relocate the library
from its current location in Chesapeake
Beach to a new location in North Beach.
Frazer explained that before the library
was in Chesapeake Beach, it was originally in North Beach.
When I was a county commissioner
[for the] first time back in the eighties, I
was on the board that approved the relocation of the library from North Beach to
Chesapeake Beach, where it is now, but
that was the late eighties, so its been going on 25 years and theyve outgrown it.
They need a new location, Frazer stated.
Frazer stated approximately five years
ago, the town was in the process of relocating the library to North Beach, but stated the developer, Ron Russo, pulled out.
Im trying to get them back and Ive
been to the Library Board of Trustees. Ive
made a presentation to them, I said you
folks liked this spot five or six years ago,
its only better now. North Beach is inter-

North Beach gearing up for upcoming projects

ested in you coming back to this location


and I think we will get it.
If approved, the town has proposed to
build the library and conjoining performing arts center on Third Street and Chesapeake, which is owned by Russo. Frazer
said the town would swap the waterfront
property they own, on Fifth and Bay, with
Russo.

The town owns the property at Fifth


and Bay that hes interested in, Frazer
stated. Frazer said Russo is proposing a
five-story condominium/commercial project. Frazer explained the first floor would
either be an indoor market or some type
of commercial property and said the remaining four stories would be residential
living.
Co-Chair of North Beach Planning
Commission Patricia Haddon said in a
recent interview that the land swap made
complete sense.
It makes more sense to put a civic type
use, like a library, like a performing arts
center, with the other civic uses that are
further back. It doesnt make sense to put
a library on the waterfront property. You
dont need to drive to the beach to go to
the library, she stated.
Haddon said the town is applying to the
American Planning Association, which
would allow the town to welcome a team
of planning experts to offer their insight
and help with the Master Plan of North
Beach.
We want to do a Master Plan of the
downtown area that encompasses our
property thats on the waterfront now and
all the other business areas, Haddon said.
We want to do a smaller plan, for
smaller areas, thats very specific and says
this spot right should have a combined library and performing arts center. Were
applying to the American Planning Association right now for a team of expert

planners that give their time for freeand


theyre going to come to North Beach, we
hope, and give us that Master Plan, she
explained.
Haddon stated she is hopeful that the
expert team would be in North Beach in
about six weeks.
Being a planner, I think that North
Beach is really exciting and everybody
that I know who is a planner thinks so
too.
During past town council meetings
Frazer has mentioned the idea of North
Beach becoming an Arts and Entertainment District, but during a recent interview, he stated that type of designation is
very difficult to obtain.
You have to have a certain inventory
of assets that are devoted to the Arts and
Entertainment events, theaters, that kind
of thing in order to rise to that threshold
level of getting [a] designation. Its a very
difficult designation to get, he explained.
Im not at all certain that we would
qualify, but whether we do or whether
we dont, my emphasis is still to promote
North Beach as a destination for events
and for people to come here and be entertained and appreciate the arts, whether
theyre visual or performing.
Frazer stated North Beach has become
the home for the performing art group, The
Twin Beach Players. Frazer said the group
performs in the Boys and Girls Club but is
hopeful that the performing group would
find a permanent home in North Beach.

Thursday, April 9, 2015


We would hope that they would have
a permanent home in the performing arts
center that I envision being built in connection with the library, he said.
The library is very excited about having the possibility of a studio or a theater
for their programming and thats one of
the reasons Im optimistic about being
selected.
Were envisioning a small venue.
Were talking about a built by design theater for maybe 200-220 people, more of
an intimate gathering, Frazer said.
The mayor said by gaining the performing arts center it would certainly enhance the towns likelihood of obtaining
an Arts and Entertainment designation.
I think our chances would be certainly
enhanced by having it because were on
the margin at best, in terms of our cultural
assets.
However, Frazer proudly said the
towns event calendar compares with anyones event schedule.
As far as the entertainment aspect,
the events, we compare with anybody.
Ill hold our events schedule up to anyone
in Southern Maryland, but we need some
more cultural type assets, Frazer said.
Frazer said a new possible event the
town would have is a 10K race, which
he said would not happen until October. However, Frazer said the towns
5,000-sqaure ft. pier is currently undergoing major construction in order to become
a wedding destination.
That pier is under going a major rehabilitation with the eye to making it an attractive place for young couples to come
to North Beach and get married in North
Beach.
Frazer said the town has not been able
to build up their event and economic development due to the lack of accommo-

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dations for guests who may want to visit


North Beach.
I believe overnight accommodations
will [begin] to pop up in North Beach
that has really been a draw back in our
ability to take events and economic devel-

opment program to another level because


theres hardly any place for them to stay in
North Beach, he said.
We hope Mr. Russo will build one for
us. He has plans to do so, a hotel and a
conference center, which would be a game

changer for North Beach.


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The Calvert County Times runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes
and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to
news@countytimes.net after noon on Mondays may run in the following weeks edition.

Hal Spence, Jr., 43


Hal Spence, Jr., 43, of Dunkirk, Md., passed
away on Friday, March 27.
He was born on June 23, 1971, in Washington,
D.C. to Wilma (Whaley) and Harold Spence, Sr.
Hal was raised in District Heights, Md. The
family moved to Calvert County when he was 16
and he graduated from Northern High School in
1989. He worked at SMECO as a lineman for over
24 years. He volunteered as a natural disaster relief aid, and assisted in several natural disasters,
including Hurricanes Katrina, Isabel and Irene.
He helped his Dad out with Spences Tree Service and loved being with family and friends. He
enjoyed rock and roll, Jack and Coke and riding
his motorcycle.
He was the beloved husband of Theresa
(McLean) Spence and loving father of Felicia
Tome and Leanna Spence. He was the son of
Harold and Sue Spence and son-in-law of John
and Margaret McLean. He was a loving brother
of Teresa Spence and devoted uncle of Megan
Spence, T.J. and Justin McLean, Kaitlyn and Kristen Renner. He is also survived by numerous other
family and friends.
Viewing and Funeral Services were held at
Lee Funeral Home Calvert, Owings, Md. with
burial at Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk,
Md.

Rosa Belle Taylor Sally, 84


Rosa Belle Taylor Sally,
84, of Anza, Calif., formally of Huntingtown, Md.,
passed away in Anza, Calif.
on Dec. 17, 2014. Sally was
born on April 24, 1930 in
Greenville, S.C. to the late
Marion and Mary Stewart.
Besides her parents, Sally is preceded in death by
her husband, William Ralph Taylor and a daughter, Madaline Crombie.
Sally retired from the Federal Government
after 30 years of service. She volunteered for
Meals on Wheels for 15 plus years and was an
active member of Huntingtown United Methodist Church, participating in the Bell Ringers and
Womens Bible Study to name a few.
Sally was also very active in equestrian activities, a member of the Arabian Horse Association;
she was also known for trail riding, Jumpers and
even started her own horse farm.
After her retirement, Sally spent her time playing the piano, learning to swim, quilting, ceramics, and she started cooking and baking with a
vengeance.

Beloved mother of Lynn Gowen and Stephen


Crombie, step mother of Barbara Taylor, Brian
Taylor, Alison Taylor, Susan Allpress, Sylvia
Fernbaugh and Judith Ford. Grandmother of Tony
Crombie, Erin Garcia, Colleen Crombie, and Payton Gowen, she is also survived by ten step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and her sister,
Betty Lou Bell.
The family received friends on Thursday
March 26, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Huntingtown
United Methodist Church, 4020 Hunting Creek
Rd., Huntingtown, where services will be held
11 a.m. Interment will be held on Friday March
27, 10 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Va. Memorial contributions may be made
to The Equine Rescue League at P.O. Box 4366
Leesburg, Va. 20177.

Laura Alice Carley, 82


Laura Alice Carley, 82, of
Solomons, Md., formerly
of Clarksville, Md., passed
away on March 31, at her
residence.
Born Aug. 11, 1932 in
New York, N.Y., she was the
daughter of the late Olaf M.
Andersen and Alice (Gor-

don) Andersen.
Laura graduated from Andrew Jackson High
School in New York, N.Y. She married Charles
M. Carley on July 6, 1954 in Beltsville, Md. Laura
was a homemaker and moved to Solomons, Md.
from Clarksville, Md. in April 2012. What Laura
enjoyed the most was being around family and
friends. Her hobbies included golf, bowling, traveling and reading. She was always ready to try out
a new vineyard. After the passing of her husband
in 2011, Laura said the move to Asbury-Solomons
was the best thing to do. She treasured the many
new friendships she made. The day she was called
home to be with her beloved husband, a new Andersen, Ande, was born.
Laura is survived by her children, Donna Tizol
(Joe) of Prince Frederick, Md. and Chris Carley
(Peggy) of Eldersburg, Md.; grandchildren, Carley Tizol, Laura Rivers, Christopher Carley and
Michael Howey; great grandchildren, Norah Carley, Charlie Rivers, Ande Rivers, Ryan Howey
and Makayla Howey; and her sister, Jean Frost of
Southern Pines, N.C.
A memorial service will be held on Friday,
April 17, at 1 p.m. at the Asbury-Solomons
Auditorium.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belford Rd.,
Suite 300, Jacksonville, Fla. 32256, Childrens
National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Ave., NW,

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Robert Bob E. Menoche, 72


Robert Bob E. Menoche, 72, of Dunkirk, Md.,
passed away on Saturday, April 4, surrounded by
his family.
He was born in Taunton, Mass., on April 24,
1942 to Pearl (Beavers) and Joseph Menoche. He
attended DeMatha High School, where he was a
member of the football team, graduating in 1961.
On Jan. 12, 1963, Bob married the love of his
life, Mary Cleary. In Jan., they celebrated their
52nd wedding anniversary.
Bob was employed at the National Archives
for over 29 years. He enjoyed gardening, traveling
and feeding the birds. He loved the beach, picking
and eating crabs, oysters and sports. He followed
the Washington Redskins, Washington Capitals
and the Baltimore Orioles. Bobs favorite pastime
was spending time with his familyespecially his
grandchildren.
Bob was a member of the Covenant Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
He was very active in his church and faith. He
served on numerous committees, boards and led a
number of groups over the years. He spent a huge
amount of time devoted to ministry. Bob was always around to lend a hand in whatever project
needed him; he had a true servants heart.
Bob was the beloved husband of Mary (Cleary)
Menoche. He was the loving father of Gregory
Menoche and his wife Teresa, Bill Menoche and
his wife Di, Lisa Menoche, Barbara (Menoche)
Jarboe and her husband Scott. He was the devoted
grandfather of Bret, Garrett and Tyler Menoche,
Danielle (Menoche) Kitchen and her husband
Mark, Morgan and Karlie Menoche, Colton,
Corinne and Carter Jarboe. He was the loving
brother of Barbara and the late Joseph and Kenneth Menoche. Bob was also a brother to many
members of his church family.
Family invited friends to Lee Funeral Home
Calvert, 8200 Jennifer Ln., Owings, on Wednesday, April 8, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 9, at 10 a.m. at Jesus the Good Shepherd
Catholic Church, 1601 W Mt. Harmony Rd., Owings. Interment to follow at Southern Memorial
Gardens, Ward Rd., Dunkirk.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P O Box 838, Prince Frederick, Md.
20678 or Augustinian Fund augustinian.org.

Derek Joel Plude, 58


Derek Joel Plude, 58, of
Lusby, Md., passed away on
Saturday, March 28.
Derek was born to parents David James Plude
and Lois Marie Plude (nee
Messier) on Feb. 6, 1957, in
Glens Falls, N.Y. He grew up
in South Glens Falls, N.Y., as
the fourth eldest of six children and attended South
Glens Falls High School. In June, 1975, he enlisted
in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged
in 1978. Over the next two decades he lived in Salem, N.H., and worked in the automotive industry
first in sales and then as a finance manager. During this same period he battled substance abuse
and addiction and associated physical and mental
health issues that ultimately left him unemployed
and homeless. In 1995, however, he moved to Boston, Mass., where he enrolled in Narcotics Anonymous and benefitted greatly from the Veterans

Administrations support services. His commitment to sobriety ultimately paved the way for him
earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 2008. In 2009
he relocated to the Washington D.C. area where he
enrolled in a Franciscan seminary but soon thereafter moved to Lusby, Md. where he continued his
commitment to Roman Catholicism by serving
the Eucharist to shut-ins in Calvert County while
battling liver disease and other physical and mental health problems. He ultimately succumbed to
liver disease and kidney failure. May 2015 would
have marked his twentieth year of sobriety.
Derek is survived by his mother and five siblings, Douglas Plude (and his wife Nancy), Danielle Duncan, Dana Plude (and his wife Denise),
Denis Plude, and Deidre Keith (and her husband
Chris) as well as eleven nieces and nephews and
thirteen grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, April
11, from noon until 1 p.m., followed by a funeral mass at 1 p.m., at Our Lady Star of the Sea
Catholic Church, 225 Alexander St., Solomons. A
burial will take place at St. Marys Cemetery in
South Glens Falls, N.Y., later this year. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be
made to the Maryland Veterans Affairs Health
Care System at maryland.va.gov/giving/ (Select
Donate/Online Donations/E-Donate/Continue to
the Form/Select Maryland and in the Additional
Information field indicate In Memory of Derek
J. Plude) or mail a check (with In Memory of
Derek J Plude in the memo field) to VA Maryland
Health Care System Voluntary Service (BT/135),
10 North Greene St.
Baltimore, Md., 21201. Condolences to the
family may be made at rauschfuneralhomes.com.

Ethel Lynn Gott, 96


Ethel Lynn Gott, 96, of Owings passed away at her residence on April 1, surrounded
by members of her family
that loved her dearly. She was
born on Oct. 22, 1918, in
Galesville, Md. and was the
only child of Alphonso and
Mary Crosby Siegert.
Ethel Lynn was raised in Galesville and attended public school throughout her childhood life. As
an adult, she worked for the Calvert County Public
School System in Food Services before retiring
in 1986. She was known to the students of Northern High School as the Ice Cream Lady. She
enjoyed shopping at the mall, watching the birds
from her kitchen window, watching sports and the
game show channel, but most of all spending time
with her family, specifically her grandchildren.
Ethel Lynn married John Hutchins Gott, Jr. on
Dec. 19, 1942 at a ceremony held in Shady Side,
Md. Ethel Lynn and Hutch lived in Owings after
he was honorably discharged from the military in
1946. They resided together in their Owings home
until they were departed by the death of John
Hutchins Gott, Jr. on Sept. 30, 2009.
She is survived by a son John M. Gott, Sr. (wife
Sissie), and daughter Gay Lynn Stream (husband
David) all of Owings; grandchildren Shirley Lynn
Ireland, John M. Gott, Jr., Crystal Lynn Klinedinst and David R. Stream; great-grandchildren
TJ, Colby and Chelsea Ireland and Savannah, Ava
and Brooklyn Klinedinst.
Family and friends were received Saturday,
April 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Rausch Funeral
Home, P.A., Owings, where a funeral service
and celebration of Ethels life followed at 11
a.m. Interment followed at Woodfield Cemetery
in Galesville. To leave condolences visit rauschfuneralhomes.com.

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Words
Reused
Young poets had a chance to turn old
books into brand new works of art during
the Blackout Poetry event at the Calvert
Library Prince Frederick. For more
information, including upcoming library
events, visit calvert.lib.md.us/.

Charisma Duff makes a poem into a


piece of art

Elizabeth Keickhefer turns old books into


new poems

Education

CSM Online Scholarship Finder


Opens FAFSA: Required to Receive
Financial Aid, CSM Scholarships
The College of Southern Maryland Online
Scholarship Finder is now open for students
to apply for CSM Foundation scholarships
for the 2015-16 academic year. The first step
in order to receive any financial aid or scholarships for college is to submit the FAFSA
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Current and incoming College of Southern
Maryland students can find help with FAFSA through CSMs Financial Assistance
Department.
One of the biggest obstacles in obtaining
financial aid is the complexity of the FAFSA.
Although the form is not difficult to fill out,
a misunderstanding or miscalculation can
significantly impact a students eligibility
for financial aid. Students and parents can
become frustrated and give up. While there
is a priority deadline of March 1 which coincides with deadlines for state financial aid,
filing FAFSA after March 1 does not mean
that students will miss out on financial aid
entirely. In fact, many grants and scholarships continue accepting applications until
all funds are exhausted, said College of
Southern Maryland Financial Assistance Director Chris Zimmermann.
CSMs Financial Assistance Department
provides online tutorials through Financial
Aid TV (FATV) for parents and students
who want to ensure the best outcome to re-

quests for financial aid. The videos, located


at csmd.financialaidtv.com/, provide tips and
answer frequently asked questions about
seeking financial aid and paying for college.
Over the past three years, Zimmermann
has seen a significant increase in the numbers of FAFSA applications over the past
three years with the number of students at
CSM receiving financial aid increasing by 25
percent, from 3,706 to 4,642 between 2011
and 2014.
To avoid missing out on first-come, firstserved state and federal student aid programs, and merit scholarships, students
should complete their FAFSA forms sooner
rather than later, Zimmermann said.
Each year the CSM Foundation awards
scholarships in a number of academic programs of study to students with varying
backgrounds and needs, however, CSM does
require all students to complete a FAFSA as
part of the scholarship application process,
said CSM Development Director Chelsea
Brown.
Applications will be accepted through
May 31. To access the online application,
visit www.csmd.edu/Financial/scholarships/
index.html.
For information on financial aid at CSM,
visit www.csmd.edu/Financial/apply.html.

Eeman Tahir works on her poem

Charisma Duff, left, and Abby Tyndall work on their poetry

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CSM Encourages Youth


to Pursue STEM Careers

College Highlights Science,


Engineering, Technology,
Math During April
Preparing students to fulfill the highpaying technical jobs of the future is a top
priority for the College of Southern Maryland which has expanded its focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to include a wide variety
of events for students and educators.
Throughout April, Spotlight on STEM
hosted by CSM and other key partners,
includes a number of community outreach
events and activities. These are expected to
draw more than 3,500 students, educators
and industry leaders. Supporting STEM
programs and activities at CSM are sponsors including, Platinum Sponsor CSM
Foundation; Silver Sponsor The Patuxent
Partnership for robotics programs; Bronze
Sponsors BAE Systems and PNC Foundation; Event Partner Sponsors Exelon Generation Calvert Cliffs Nuclear, Lockheed
Martin Foundation, Sabre Systems, Inc.
and Vyalex Management Solutions.
For information or sponsorships on Spotlight on STEM and CSM programs in science, technology, engineering and math,
visit www.csmd.edu/stem.

Tri-County Job and Career Fair

CSM will host a job and career fair, 10


a.m. to 2 p.m., April 7, at the La Plata Campus Physical Education (PE) Center, with
40 employers from Calvert, Charles and
St. Marys counties as well as business and
organizations outside Southern Maryland.
CSM students who are completing their degrees and certificates as well as community
members are invited to meet with human
resources professionals to learn about indemand careers and current job openings.
Attendees should be prepared with resumes
and dressed ready to interview. To learn
interviewing techniques and get Job Fair
Ready, students can make an appointment
to meet one-on-one with a career specialist
on April 2. The career counseling is free.
Contact Career Services at 301-934-7569
for an appointment.

Destination College

Throughout the year, elementary and


middle schools visit CSM campuses to
experience college for a day. The students
participate in a variety of activities to create awareness and promote active thinking
about post-secondary education opportunities including careers with a focus on
STEM. At the days end students participate in a graduation ceremony that includes
an acceptance certificate to CSM upon successful completion of Maryland State High
School requirements.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

After a day of
exploring the rigors of
college, CSM President
Dr. Brad Gottfried
presents an acceptance
certificate to CSM
to middle school
students attending the
Destination College
graduation ceremony.

LEGO Robotics Championship


Junior Division

The colleges robotics competition has


reached more than 5,500 participants over
the years to become the premier robotics competition among area elementary
and middle school students. The April 11
competition at the La Plata Campus spotlights the skills and talents of local student
teams in the construction of their robots,
programming, driving and strategy, with
an emphasis on teamwork. This years
theme is Natures Fury and asks competitors to find solutions to prepare for
and survive a natural disaster. The top 48
teams, representing 31 elementary schools
and 17 middle schools, determined from
earlier qualifiers, will compete for awards.

Student Success Mid-Atlantic


Regional Conference

The Student Success Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, April 17 at the La Plata Campus, is a day-long conference for
K-12 teachers, administrators and college
instructors, and serves to provide effective teaching tips from state and national
experts in a variety of areas, including
STEM. Conference tracks will feature
Effective Teaching of STEM; Student
Preparedness; Technology; Teaching
Approaches and Strategies; and General
Interest. A keynote address, Strategies
for Inspiring Excellence in STEM, will
be presented by Dr. Pamela McCauley,
author, award-winning educator and professor leading the Human Factors in Disaster Management Research Team at the
University of Central Florida. She is the
2014 recipient of the Black Engineer of
the Year Educational Leadership Award.

Women + Math

In its 10th year, Women + Math introduces young women ages 13 and over to
career professionals to learn what it is like
to have a successful career in a field that
draws heavily on math. Successful women
working in fields such as healthcare, computer science, architecture, engineering,
physics, meteorology and cyber security
will interact with the students April 18 at
the La Plata Campus in workshops as well
as meet one-on-one in their fields of interest. A keynote address, STEM: A Great
Choice for Girls, will be presented by McCauley, the 2014 recipient of the Black Engineer of the Year Educational Leadership
Award.

CSM Tri-County Job and Career Fair 2015. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 7.
College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Physical
Education (PE) Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.

The College of Southern Maryland is holding the Tri-County Job and Career
Fair for students, alumni and community members who are seeking employment
opportunities. Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with employers in
areas ranging from information technology and health care to hospitality and
government. There will be representatives from more than 40 businesses. Free.
CareerServices@csmd.edu, 301-934-7569, http://www.csmd.edu/JobFair/.

CSM Student Success MidAtlantic Conference. 8 a.m.


to 2 p.m., April 17. College
of Southern Maryland, La Plata
Campus, Center for Business
and Industry (BI) Building, 8730
Mitchell Road, La Plata.

This one-day conference for educators, administrators and staff from


kindergarten through college will
highlight best practices in teaching
through workshops and peer discussion. Conference tracks include
teaching approaches and strategies, student preparedness, technology, general interet
and effective teaching of STEM. Includes keynote address by Dr. Pamela McCauley,
author, award-winning educator and professor leading the Human Factors in Disaster
Management Research Team at the University of Central Florida, networking and
lunch. $80 through April 3, then $100. jandrews-walker@csmd.edu, 301-934-7824,
http://www.dlf.csmd.edu/studentsuccess/registration.html.

CSM Women + Math = Infinite Possibilities.


8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., April 18. College of
Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for
Business and Industry (BI Building), 8730
Mitchell Road, La Plata.

This one-day event will feature workshops, presentations and discussions designed to inform young women
on careers that rely heavily on math. Keynote address
by Dr. Pamela McCauley, author, award-winning educator and professor leading the Human Factors in Disaster Management Research Team at the University
of Central Florida. Open to young women ages 13 and
older as well as high school math teachers and parents.
The workshops will cover various subjects, including
architecture, electrical engineering, microbiology and
veterinary medicine. Free.
Registration deadline is April 10. For information,
visit http://www.csmd.edu/stem/events_WAMinfo.
html, 301-934-7808 or SandraP@csmd.edu.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

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In Our
Community

Cooking for Hospice


Calvert Hospice benefited from a recent culinary fundraiser at Running Hare
Vineyard featuring guest chefs Torben
Huge-Jensen and Dr. Ray Noble.
The fundraiser included a silent auction, a three-course meal and tastings of
Running Hare vineyards signature wines.
Catering was provided by Elegance by
Maryland Country Caterers.
All proceeds went to the Burnett Calvert Hospice House. According to Calvert Hospice Executive Director Brenda
Laughhunn, the hospice house has served
185 individuals since it opened in 2010.
For more information about Calvert
Hospice, visit www.calverthospice.org/.

Senior
Citizen
News
Friends of Calvert County Seniors (FCCS)

FCCS is a non-profit organization which helps qualified Calvert County seniors by providing funds to assist them remain
independent when government or grant funds are insufficient.
FCCS is in need of board members. If you are interested in becoming a member, contact Calvert County Office on Aging at
410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170.

Caregivers Conference

The 23rd Annual Southern Maryland Caregivers Conference


will be held Friday, May 15, 2015 at the
College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus Building B, Prince
Frederick, 8 a.m. 2:45 p.m.
All caregivers are invited to attend this informative conference. Pre-registration is required. Registration forms are
available at any of the three senior centers. Fee: $30 includes
materials, continental breakfast and lunch. For more information, contact Calvert Pines Senior Center, 410-535-4606 or
301-855-1170.

Intergenerational Summer Camp

Enjoy a week of activities with your elementary-age


grandchild(ren), July 13 17, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at Calvert Pines
Senior Center. 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. Fee includes all
supplies and one DVD. Registration forms must be received
by May 29. For more information, call Calvert Pines, 410-5354606 or 301-855-1170.

Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC)

Bid and win on items at the Silent Auction, Friday, April 10,
9:30 11:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit events sponsored by Calvert
Pines Senior Council.
Enjoy a Special Bingo with prizes, Tuesday, April 14, 10:30
a.m.
Come to the Senior Arts and Craft Show, Friday, April 17, 9
a.m. 1:30 p.m. Find hand-crafted art, including paintings,
ceramics, sewing and more!
Photos by Sarah Miller

North Beach Senior Center (NBSC)

Come to the Senior Council Auction, Thursday, April 16, 10:30


a.m. Proceeds benefit events sponsored by the Senior Council.
Get support and information at the Grief Support Group with
Hospice, Friday, April 17, 11 a.m.
Sign up for a Painting Class with Suzanne Janney, Thursday,
April 23, 10 a.m. Fee: $25

Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC)

Watch the movie, Titanic, Wednesday, April 15, 1 p.m.


Enjoy songs from yesteryear while watching Doo Wop DVD
Performances, Thursday, April 16, 1 p.m.
Test your skill against your peers in a game of Cornhole, Friday, April 17, 1 p.m. Pre-register at the main office.

Eating Together Menu

Lunches are served to seniors, aged 60-plus, and their spouses


through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act.
Suggested donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call:
Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170,
North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines
Senior Center at 410-586-2748.

Monday, April 13

Chicken Tarragon, Coleslaw, Lima Beans, Summer Squash,


Rye Bread, Pineapple Chunks

Tuesday, April 14

Meatball Sub, Pickled Beets, Oriental Blend, Vegetables, Mandarin Oranges

Wednesday, April 15

Fish Newburg, Carrot Raisin Salad, Diced Potatoes, Wheat


Bread, Orange

Thursday, April 16

Chicken Salad, Fresh Tomato Soup, Sandwich Bun, Cake with


Strawberry Sauce

Friday, April 17

Meatloaf with Gravy, Mediterranean Salad, Mashed Potatoes,


Collards, Whole Wheat Bread, Apricots

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An Evening of Russian Poetry:


Ancient to Modern
:

Celebrate National Poetry month by listening to the
beauty and passion of Russian poetry.
Read in the original language and English.

Wednesday, April 29
7 to 8:30 pm
Calvert Library, Twin Beaches Branch
Calvert Library events are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
For special needs, please contact us at least 2 weeks prior
to the event at 410-535-0291

Thursday, April 9, 2015

April is
Distracted Driving
Awareness Month
Southern Maryland-Distracted driving
is a factor in 1 out of 4 crashes nationwide
and cell phone use and texting are leading
causes of dristracted driving. According
to the MVAs Maryland Highway Safety
Office (MHSO), more than 28,000 people
are injured annually on Marylands roads
as a result of distracted driving.
Marylands statewide program supports
the national distracted driving campaign
and includes a combination of targeted advertising and high-visibility enforcement
in an effort to change behavior and save
lives. Law enforcement will be aggressively enforcing Marylands handheld cell
phone and texting laws during Distracted
Driving Awareness Month.
Distracted driving is any activity that
diverts a persons attention away from the
primary task of driving. All distractions
endanger driver, passenger and bystander
safety. Because text messaging requires
visual, manual and cognitive attention
from the driver, it is by far one of the most
alarming distractions.
Texting or using your phone while driving is extremely dangerous. It creates a
crash risk up to 23 times higher and puts
peoples lives in jeopardy. Law enforcement officers are out stopping and ticketing people that are breaking our handheld
cell phone laws. If you have a phone in one
hand, youll have a ticket in the other,
say Southern Maryland Law Enforcement

Officials.
Violating Marylands distracted driving
laws can be costly. Drivers can be ticketed for writing, sending or reading a text
or electronic message while driving. The
fine is $70 and 1 point on your license and
may increase to $110 and 3 points if use
of the device contributes to a crash. Fines
for using a handheld cell phone are $83
for the first offense, $140 for the second
offense and $160 for the third offense. In
addition, any driver that causes serious injury or death while talking on a handheld
cell phone or texting may receive a prison
sentence of up to 3 years and a fine of up
to $5,000. Drivers are on their provisional
license face event tougher penalties as any
violation of these laws may result in a suspension of driving privileges.
George Clark, Transportation Manager
for the Tri-County Council for Southern
Maryland offered this advice to drivers:
Drive responsibly - park the phone before you drive. Keep yourself and your
passengers safe by keeping your hands on
the wheel and eyes on the road at all times.
Driving is not the time to talk or text on a
cell phone.
For more information, visit www.towardzerodeathsmd.com
Press release submitted by the Tri County
Council of Southern Maryland

Childrens Aid, Inc.s


Bids for Kids Auction

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 100 auction items including
many items that would make fabulous gifts
for Mothers Day or Fathers Day. Portrait
packages, theatre, symphony and concert
tickets, wine tastings, autographed sports
items, tickets to Washington Nationals
and DC United games, hotel and bed and
breakfast getaways as well as retail and
dining gift certificates will be available for
bidding beginning April 12.
All auction proceeds go directly to fund
the programs Childrens Aid, Inc. operates within Calvert County. 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 organiza-

tion operates several programs: Operation


Backpack provides new school supplies;
The Great Book Giveaways provide books
to local children and encourages parents to
read aloud to their young children; 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 Executive Director Krista Brezina.
Interested shoppers can start their bidding on Sunday, April 12 at www.ChildrensAidAuction.com. Bids will be accepted until midnight on Friday, 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.
For more information about Childrens
Aid, Inc., visit www.TheChildrensAid.org.
Press release submitted by Childrens Aid

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Press release submitted by Annmarie Sculpture


Garden and Arts Center

Biodiversity Project: 15,721 Species and Counting..., Jim Brighton, Naturalist; July 23, Gertrude
Sawyer and Rose Greely: Homage to Marylands Early Women
Architects, Katie Irwin and Sadie Dempsey, Architects; August
20, A Taste of Maryland, Joyce
White, Food Historian; September 24, Food at Sea in 1812,
Simon Spalding, Author & Historian; October 22, Oyster Wars of
the Chesapeake, John R. Wennersten, Author & Historian.
The speaker series is made possible by a grant from the MARPAT foundation in memory of
Thomas W. Richards. For a full
description of each lecture or additional information visit www.
jefpat.org, call 410-586-8501 or
email jef.pat@maryland.gov.
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 www.
jefpat.org.

Jefferson Patterson Park &


Museum (JPPM) Speaker Series
runs April through October with
one lecture per month. The series
brings together luminaries as diverse as the topics they teach for
seven evenings of profound insights, informative presentations
and fascinating discussion on a
broad scope of topics. The lectures are held at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory at 7pm, with the exception
of the May 7th lecture held at the
Calvert Library Prince Fredrick.
The lectures are free and open to
the public.
The speaker series kicks off
April 23rd with a lecture from Ed
Chaney, Deputy Director of the
Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, entitled:
God Save King George: Recent
Archaeological Finds at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum.
In 2011, JPPM archaeologists
used a ground-penetrating radar to explore the site where the
Smith family lived in the early
1700s. Excavations over the last
four years have uncovered many
of the radars hits. Ed Chaney
will reveal the numerous building remains and interesting artifacts discovered at the Smiths St.
Leonard site.
Other lectures scheduled: May
7, Outfitting Outlander: So much
more than kilts, ya ken, Sara
Rivers-Cofield, Curator & Archaeologist; June 25, Maryland

vironmental aspects of the Chesapeake Bay science and research,


featuring a watershed model.
Guests of all ages will enjoy exploring the vendor booths and
having a chance to talk with leaders and educators in the green
living atmosphere. Be sure to
learn about new developments
in renewable energy and green
technology, discuss how to lower
home energy costs, harness solar
power, build a green home, plant
a healthier garden, or compost your waste! The
Green Expo coincides with the Annmarie Gardens monthly Makers Market, so there are also
many Earth-friendly, repurposed, home grown,
and fair trade gifts for sale! The Green Expo will
give you the skills, knowledge, and inspiration
to go green in your everyday life! For additional information please call (410) 326-4640, send
an email to info@annmariegarden.org, or visit
www.annmariegarden.org.
The Calvert County Citizens Green Team
works to promote sustainable lifestyles by identifying and sharing innovative green technologies hosting the annual Calvert County Green
Expo, and encouraging environmental stewardship among county citizens in their workplace,
homes, and communities. To learn more, visit
Calvert County Citizens Green Team on Facebook, call 410-326-4640, email info@annmariegarden.org, or visit www.annmariegarden.org/
annmarie2/node/245.

The Calvert County Citizens


Green Team will host the 7th
Annual Calvert Green Expo &
Green Craft Fair on Saturday,
May 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
at Annmarie Sculpture Garden
& Arts Center on Dowell Road
in Solomons, Maryland. Admission is free. The Calvert Green
Expo highlights environmentallyfriendly products, services, ideas,
and gifts! The Green Expo is a
great place to connect with local
groups, learn about energy-saving techniques,
and hear about living more sustainably. There
will be plenty of free childrens activities, fantastic giveaways, green-product vendors, green
shopping, great food, and plenty of engaging
and interesting booths to explore! Young visitors should pick up a Childrens Passport at the
Welcome Booth, which will guide them on a fun
adventure as they explore all the hands-on activities at the Expo.
Live entertainment will be part of the Green
Expo this year, in addition to several new vendors. Bay Stone Arts will offer handmade jewelry with fossil and stones from Calvert Cliffs.
The Ruby Foxs Den products that include natural
skin care products, a variety of farm eggs, and
hand painted creations. Greenstreet Growers Inc.
will provide information about landscaping, greenwalls and organic products. Save 10:15 AM
Thrive with Sha will be presenting toxin free personal cleaning products, dehydrated and freezedried foods next to the TESLA S). The UMCES
Chesapeake Biological Lab will have a booth this
year where visitors can learn about important en-

Jefferson
Patterson Park and
Museum Kicks Off
2015 Speaker Series

Go Green Good Planets Are Hard To Find!

7th Annual Calvert Green


Expo & Green Craft Fair

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Press release submitted by Jefferson Patterson Park and


Museum

Photos Courtesy of Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center

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Henderson Scores Thrilling


Win in Potomac Season Opener

Alvey for racing me as clean as he did,we got pretty


close there a few times. The off-season chassis change
was a big part of Hendersons winning drive. This is a
brand new car. Said Henderson. I have to thank Kyle
Lear for all his help with this car and especially my
Mom and Dad, without them we wouldnt be here right
now. Alvey would settle for second with Reese Masiello, Ben Bowie and Matt Tarbox rounding out the topfive. Heats went to Henderson and John Imler.
Former track champion Daryl Hills took top honors in the in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature.
Hills,who started on the pole, darted into the race lead
on lap-one and would lead the distance in the cautionfree event to post his 13th career division feature win.
Wow, its been a while since weve won here. Hills
stated. I have to give Ricky Lathroum a big thanks
for allowing me to drive his car, this is a great way to
start the season. Derrick Quade was second with Tyler
Emory, Brandon Long and James Sparks completing
the top-five.
Defending Winchester (VA) speedway Pure Stock
champion Mike Franklin drove to his 3rd-career Potomac feature win in the 16-lap Street
Stock feature. Franklin would eventually lead
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race rush by Mike Latham to preserve the win.
Mike Hanbury, Jonny Oliver and Lloyd Deans
rounded out the top-five.
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John Hardesty was triumphant in the 15-lap
Weddings Strictly Stock feature. Nabil Guffey lead the
Family Portraits first eight-laps before Hardesty slid by on lapnine to score his 10th career Potomac feature
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Pope Jr. would take the win. Ryan Clement would lead
the first three-laps before Pope zipped by on lap-four
and would lead the remaing laps uncontested to secure
his 5th-career division feature win. Clement held tough
for second with Jonathon Raley, Buddy Dunagan and
Dave Adams following Pope to the finish.

RUSH Crate Late Model feature finish


1. Darin Henderson 2. Darren Alvey 3. Reese Masiello 4. Ben Bowie 5. Matt Tarbox 6. Jeff Pilkerton 7.
Harry Shipe 8. Timmy Booth 9. Tracy Graves 10. Megan Mann 11. John Imler 12. Jamie Sutphin

Limited Late Model feature finish


1. Daryl Hills 2. Derrick Quade 3. Tyler Emory 4.
Brandon Long 5. James Sparks 6. Billy Hubbard

Street Stock feature finish


1.Mike Franklin 2. Mike Latham 3. Mike Hanbury 4. Jonny Oliver 5. Lloyd Deans 6. Dale Reamy 7.
Billy Hill 8. Scott Wilson 9. Chuck Bowie 10. Ray
Hackett

Strictly Stock feature finish


1.John Hardesty 2. Nabil Guffey 3. Greg Mattingly 4. Ray Bucci 5. Ed Pope Sr. 6. JJ Silvious 7. Jimmy
Suite 8. Johnny Hardesty 9. Drew Payne (DNS)

Pasadena Marylands Darin Henderson came out on


top in a wild finish to claim the win in last Friday nights
25-lap RUSH Racing Series Crate Late Model event at
Potomac speedway. The win for Henderson, the eighth
of his Potomac career, came in a brand new Rocket
chassis that saw action for the first time this season.
Darren Alvey and Matt Tarbox shared the front-row
for the start with Alvey blasting into the race lead as the
mob raced off turn-two. Alvey, a class rookie, appeared
to have the car to beat as he would lead a majority of
the event. As Alvey lead, sixth-starting Darin Henderson arrived to the runner-up spot on lap-eleven and set
his sights on the leader. As the duo took the white flag
Henderson got a run on Alvey to the inside off turn-two
as a lapped car was directly in their path. Henderson
used the lapped car to perfection as Alvey was forced to
crack the throttle and as they came off turn four for the
checkered flag Henderson nipped Alvey at the stripe
for the win. I am worn out. a happy Darin Henderson stated in Potomacs victory lane. Those last fivelaps were intense,and I give a ton of credit to Darren

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1. Ed Pope Jr. 2. Ryan Clement 3. Jonathon Raley 4.
Buddy Dunagan 5. Dave Adams 6. Greg Morgan 7.
Tommy Wagner Jr. 8. Tommy Randall 9. Robbie
Kramer Jr. 10. Matt Stewart 11. Jordan Pilkerton 12.
Ray Reed 13. John Burch 14. Billy Crouse 15. Gage
Perkins 16. Yogi Pope 17. Korey Downs

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The Muse Comes


To Parenting

The Arts Council of Calvert County is


sponsoring a unique and special poetry
reading on Friday, April 24, beginning at
5:30 p.m. at the CalvART Gallery located
in the Prince Frederick Shopping Center,
next to the Greene Turtle Restaurant. The
reading will focus on poems about the joys,
struggles and blessings of parenting and
will feature two outstanding local poets,
Jeffrey L. Coleman of Lusby who teaches
at St. Marys College of Maryland, And Michael S. Glaser, the Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2004-2009. Light snacks and beverages will be provided! This event is open
to the public!
The reading will offer poems that range
from observations about the newborn:
Your face squints against the lightas
your arms and legs flail their first flailing
into the world, against the world. (from
Squinting Against the Light, by Michael
S. Glaser) to the bouncing of a child on
ones knee while singing a song (I open
my mouth to sing / And the song becomes a
memory (from Verse after Verse, by
Jeffrey Coleman) to the darker wonders of a
young childs mind that fears entering the
night worldthe great abyss behind each
eyelid, (from The Man Who Thought
Himself a Mother, by Jeffrey Coleman)
and the dark fears in a fathers mind when
his child announces Im going to sleep
on Dominicks boat tonight (from My

Daughter Turns 18 by Michael S. Glaser).


Between them, Coleman and Glaser have
been writing poetry for close to 100 years
and much of that writing has been inspired
or evoked by their experiences as parents
and their observations not only of their
children growing from infants into adulthood, but also of themselves as they explore,
celebrate, and learn to cope with the sweet
complexities of being fathers.
Poetry offers a wonderful means of exploring the subtleties and nuances of parenting, Coleman has said. It allows parents
the opportunity to record experiences and
memories associated with raising children
that can be accessed and cherished later
Poetry enriches our lives by offering us
ways to more clearly see and understand
ourselves and the meaning of our human
experiences.
The poets will each read for about 20
minutes and then, during an open Mic
period, invite members of the audience who
wish to share something of their own writing about parenting.
The evening promises to be one embraced
by not only the muse, but also the warm and
shared community of parenting. CalvARTS
invites you to be a part of it.
Press Release from Arts Council of Calvert County

A Hall of Fame
Bluegrass Extravaganza
Announced for This Years
Bluegrass for Hospice

In its seventh year, Bluegrass for Hospice-2015 will feature a traditional Bluegrass performance by two of todays greatest traditional acts in Bluegrass music,
Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice and Joe
Mullins & the Radio Ramblers. Also a rare
performance by Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins as they team up to perform songs from
there Hall of Fame Bluegrass CD on Rebel
Records. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Flat Iron Farm in Great
Mills, MD. The event starts at Noon and all
proceeds will go toward the Hospice of St.
Marys, Hospice House.

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Bluegrass for Hospice will also feature


talent by many local Bluegrass artists.
There will be raffles, a silent auction, and
door prizes. Tickets will go on sale July 1.
There will be more information released
at a later date once the final planning is
complete.
For more information, to be a sponsor, or
to reserve a vendor space, contact Jay Armsworthy at 301-737-3004 and check the website as well, www.bluegrassforhospice.com.
Press Release from Bluegrass for Hospice

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Thursday, April 9
Team Trivia
Leonardtown Grille (25470-C
Point Lookout Rd, Leonardtown)
7 p.m.

Dave and Kevin


Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd,
Dowell) 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 10
Funkzilla Unplugged
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd,
Dowell) 7:30 p.m.

A Tiffany Affair
Waldorf Jaycees Center (3090
Crain Highway, Waldorf) 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 11
Cerebral Punishment Comedy
Show
Brass Rail (20331 Point Lookout
Rd, Great Mills) 8:30 p.m.

Its Free!

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Tuesday, April 15
Open Mic Night
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd,
Dowell) 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16
Swamp Candy
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd,
Dowell) 7:30 p.m.

Weekly Wine Down Wednesday


Anthonys Bar and Grill (10371
Southern Maryland Blvd) 9
a.m.

Team Trivia
Leonardtown Grille (25470-C
Point Lookout Rd, Leonardtown)
7 p.m.

Thursday, April 17
Shades of Gray Band

Karaoke
Leonardtown Grille (25470-C
Point Lookout Rd, Leonardtown)
7 p.m.

Sunday, April 12

Leonardtown Grille (25470-C


Point Lookout Rd, Leonardtown)
7 p.m.

Latrice Carr
Ruddy Duck (16810 Piney Point
Road, Piney Point) 7:30 p.m.

Swing Away
Ruddy Duck (16810 Piney Point
Road, Piney Point) 11 a.m.

Spoon Creek
Hills Store (29933 Point Lookout
Road, Helen, Md.) 2 p.m.

Sunday, April 13
Team Trivia

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Announcement Today!

Memories Bar (2360 Old Washington Road, Waldorf) 9 p.m.

Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd,


Dowell) 7 p.m.

Monday, April 14
DJ Spitfire

Too Many Mikes


Toots Bar (23971 Mervell Dean
Rd, Hollywood) 9 p.m.

Friday, April 18
Karaoke
Leonardtown Grille (25470-C
Point Lookout Rd, Leonardtown)
7 p.m.

Saturday, April 19
Joe Martone
Ruddy Duck (16810 Piney Point
Road, Piney Point) 11 a.m.

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

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Out&About

April Month Long


Spring Fling Tennis Tournament

Cove Point, Lusby, Md. April 11, 12


This event is open to the public. To enter the
event please visit calverttennis.org or call Peter Siegert at 410-326-4822 or Bryan Howell
at 410-586-3115.

Shrek the Musical Jr.

Northern Middle School, 2954 Chaneyville Rd.,


Owings 2 p.m. or 7 p.m.; April 17, 18, 19
Northern Middle School proudly presents
Shrek the Musical Jr. at Huntingtown Highs
auditorium. Performances on April 17 and 18
are at 7 p.m. and on April 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 per person; ages 3 and under are
free. Proceeds of the matinee performance
on April 19 will go toward the purchase of
microphones for the Mary Harrison Center.

Chesapeake Community Chorus Rehearsals

Huntingtown United Methodist Church 4 to 6


p.m.; April 12
North Beach Union Church 4 to 6 p.m.; April
19
The Chesapeake Community Chorus is an
all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts
to benefit charities in Calvert County. We are
looking to add new singers to the chorus.
No auditions are required. Contact Larry
Brown, Director, at 301-855-7477, or email
lbrown9601@verizon.net. Our April practice
sessions are as follows:
Sunday, April 12, 4 to 6 p.m., Huntingtown
United Methodist Church, 4020 Hunting
Creek Rd., Huntingtown
Sunday, April 19, 4 to 6 p.m., North Beach
Union Church, 8912 Chesapeake Ave., North
Beach

Stained Glass: Next Steps - Spring


Series

Annmarie Gardens, 13480 Dowell Rd., Lusby 6 to 9 p.m.; April 8, 15, 22


Continue refining your stained glass skills
with instructor Leza Hepler, in this 5-class
series. Choose from a broad variety of projects and create a 20 to 30-piece sun catcher
panel, using the copper foil technique. Must
take theIntro to Stained Glassclass first.
This series is great to take again and againjust choose a different project each time!
Materials list provided, but glass will also be
available for purchase in class. Class began
on March 25 and additional classes are
being held April 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 6 to 9
p.m. each night. The cost is $195; members
$180, and all materials are provided. There is
a glass fee of $10 to 20 depending on what
you choose to use. Advanced registration is
required, call 410-326-4640 or email studioschool@annmariegarden.org.

US Club Soccer Maryland Cup

April 24 to 26
Team registrations are being accepted for the
4th Annual US Club Soccer 2015 Maryland
Cup scheduled for the weekend of April 24 to
26 in Westminster (Carroll County) Md.The
event features separate male and female
competitions in the single age levels of U12
through U17. A, B & C competition levels are
available, registration permitting.
The champion team in the A & B levels in the
U13 through U17 age levels will receive a
paid registration to a qualifier to the US Club
Soccer National Championship scheduled
in July.
All competition is 11V11 and is round-robin
bracket based with all teams receiving a minimum of three games plus play-offs where
applicable. The application deadline is April
10. Maryland Cup applications are available
atcmsasoccer.com. For additional information, contact the Cup Director at scorenew@
aol.com.

Thursday, April 9
Orientation at Calvert One Stop Career

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Center

Southern Maryland Workforce Services, 200


Duke St., Rm 1400, Prince Frederick 9 to 11
a.m.
This orientation will give job seekers a full
overview of services offered through the One
Stop Career Center. Jobseekers can receive
free assistance with registration on the
Maryland Workforce Exchange, job referrals,
and job related information such available
job readiness workshops, Workforce Investment Act eligibility, Veteran Services and
services provided through various community
resources. There are no fees for services
provided. Call 443-550-6750 to register.

Friday, April 10
The Hubcaps

American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206,


3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd., Chesapeake
Beach 7 p.m.
Dont miss this! The charity event of the year
to benefit the Calvert County Humane Society.
It will take place at 7 p.m. in the Main Hall of
the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post
206 on Rt. 260 in Chesapeake Beach. There
will be food and beverages for sale, a silent
auction, and music, music, music. Tickets are
$35 admittance. Public warmly welcomed.
Call 301-855-6466 for more information.

Quarter Auction

Windy Hill Elementary School, 9550 Boyds Turn


Rd., Owings - 6 p.m.
Bring your quarters and be ready to bid
on amazing prizes from vendors such as
Thirty-One, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef,
Tupperware and Many More! Profits to benefit
Windy Hills 5th Grade Events. Paddles are
$3 each or 2 for $5. Concessions available for
purchase. All ages welcome with paid admission. Doors Open at 6 p.m., Auction starts
at 7 p.m. For more information email info@
whespta.com.

Saturday, April 11
Country Dance

American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206,


3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd., Chesapeake
Beach 7 p.m. to midnight
Time to Boogie. Come to the Country Dance
at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post
206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach. If
you cant dance, teachers will be available to
give instruction. One hour lessons commence
at 7 p.m. followed by dancing from 8 p.m. until
midnight.The Modest price of $15 per person
includes soft drinks or draft beer and light
munchies.Hosted by the American Legion
206in the upper levelBallroom in Chesapeake
Beach on Route 260.For information call 301855-6466. Public warmly invited.

OtterMania

Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons


Island Rd. S, Solomons - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Comecelebrate all things otter! Perfect for
families with pre-school and elementary age
children. Play like an otter, dance the Swim
with our otter mascots, discover where otters
live everywhere in the world, and learn what
makes them so special. Touch the otter fur
and discover why swimming outside all year is
great for these water weasels. Make an otter
mask to wear, or do an otter craft. Hear Ming
Diaz tellotterlyterrific stories and get your face
painted by Ming or Piper the Clown. Admission applies; free for CMM members.

North Beach Volunteer Fire Department


Auxiliary Yard Sale
North Beach Volunteer Fire Department, 8536
Bayside Rd., Chesapeake Beach - 8 a.m. to
noon
Clear your closets and make a few bucks! Or
come and find the treasure of a lifetime at our
yard sale! Tables are $15, or $25 for two, and
must be reserved in advance. To reserve a
table, contact Diana at 410-231-1775.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Community Events
Asbury Solomons Retirement Community Sale

Asbury Solomons Retirement Community, 11000


Asbury Circle, Solomons - 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
There will be a sale from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at
Asbury Solomons Retirement Community, in
the auditorium and other marked sites in the
building. The sale will include Bettys Closet a
resale of gently used clothing and accessories.
The library committee will have books and
cds at a fabulous price. Grannys Treasures
will be selling housewares, furniture and miscellaneous items. All proceeds will benefit the
Benevolent Care Fund. For more information
please call 410-394-3483.

Contra Dance

Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 37497


Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico 7 p.m.
A Contra Dance, sponsored by Southern
Maryland Traditional Music and Dance
(SMTMD), featuring caller Delaura Padovan,
will be held on Saturday, April 11, at the Christ
Episcopal Church Parish Hall. The doors open
at 7 p.m. and the dancing begins at 7:30. If
youve ever danced a Virginia Reel or been
to a Square Dance, you have a good idea
how much fun it can be. If you havent, its
about time you tried it! Beginners are encouraged to arrive at 7 to get some instruction
in the various dances. Admission is $10 for
non-SMTMD members, $6 for members
(band members are free). No special clothing
is required! You need to be comfortable, to
move freely. There will be an ice cream social
following the dance. For more information and
directions go tosmtmd.org.

Artists Access Day

Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby - 6 to 9 a.m.


Heres an excellent opportunity for artists and
photographers to access to the county parks
before and after regular park hours. Artists are
encouraged to create landscape paintings,
drawings and photographs as they experience the quiet of a early spring sunrise at Flag
Ponds.

Sunday, April 12
All You Care to Eat Breakfast

American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206,


3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd., Chesapeake
Beach 8 to 11 a.m.
On a Spring is in the Air morning, start off
with a hearty breakfast including hot cakes,
sausage, scrapple, bacon, scrambled eggs,
home fries, biscuits, fruit, and chip beef. Hosted by the American Legion 206 Auxiliary from
8 to 11 a.m. in the upper level Dining Room
in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260. Adults
$10; kids 6-12 $5; kids under 6 free.Bloody
Marys will be available for a nominal charge.
For information call 301-855-6466. Public
warmly invited.

Cherry Blossom Trip with Calvert


Library

Sunderland Park N Ride - 1 to 5 p.m.


You cant tell by the snow on the ground but
there have been hints that spring is around
the corner! Sightings of the most optimistic
flower of spring, snowdrops, have been
reported making us think of spring and cherry
blossoms! Join Calvert Library On-the-Go for
a school bus ride into D.C. to hopefully enjoy
the cherry blossoms!The bus leaves Sunderland Park N Ride at 1 p.m. and returns
there by 5 p.m. Feel free to bring a snack to
enjoy under the blossoms, or at least under
the cherry boughs and buds, Japanesestyle.You must register in person at any Calvert Library - just $15!No refunds unless the
trip is cancelled.We must have 34 registered
by March 21 to proceed. For more information, call Joanie Kilmon at 410-257-2411.

The Last Train of Chesapeake Commemoration

Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155


Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach - 11:46 a.m.
Farewell Ceremony at 11:46 a.m. SHARP.

Commemoration of the day and time the last


train left Chesapeake Beach... forever. Join
us for a short presentation. The public is encouraged to wear 1930s period clothing for a
unique tribute. Light refreshments to follow.
Free, public welcome.

Pax River Quilters Guild

Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850


Langley Rd., Lexington Park - 6:30 p.m.
The monthly meeting of the Pax Quilters
Guild will be held Monday, April 13, 6:30pm,
at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Church. The
meeting features AQS Certified Appraiser
and author Mary Kerrs presentation Yes You
Can Machine Quilt Your Vintage. Visit Marys
website, marywkerr.com. We will be forming
the nominating committee for upcoming
board elections. New members and guest
welcome! For info, visit our website paxriverquiltguild.com. Pax River Quilters Guild is
open to the public.

Alice in Wonderland at 150: How She


Came To Be and Live So Long

Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley


Way 7 p.m.
Calvert Library is deep into a celebration of
Alice in Wonderland at 150 years old. If you
visit the Prince Frederick location you will see
display cases full of some extraordinary Alice
paraphernalia. There is also Alice related art
throughout the building which showcases
how fully Lewis Carrolls book has permeated
our world. The exhibition is just a portion of
the Alice in Wonderland collection of Amy
Plummer who has served on the Board of
Library Trustees and is also one of the past
presidents of the Calvert Library Foundation.
Plummer also happens to be a member of
the Lewis Carroll Society of North America.
Thanks to Plummers connections and
generosity, Calvert Library Prince Frederick
will be hosting author and Lewis Carroll
scholar August Imholtz on Monday, April 13,
at 7 p.m. for a presentation entitled, Alice in
Wonderland at 150: How She Came To Be
and Live So Long.
Do not miss this opportunity to solve the
Alice mystery with this esteemed speaker.
For more information, call Robyn Truslow at
410-535-0291.

Tuesday, April 14
Casual Tuesday Italian Night

American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206,


3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd., Chesapeake
Beach 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7
p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings
Williams Auxiliary Post 206, on Route 260 in
Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining
room. The menu for Casual Tuesday Dinner
will be Italian with all the trimmings.The cost
is $10, including beverage. Call for more
information 301-855-6466. Public invited.

Wednesday, April 15
$6 Show

MedStar St. Marys Hospital Lobby, 25500 Pt.


Lookout Rd., Leonardtown, MD 20650
Wednesday, April 15th from 9 am - 5 pm and
Thursday, April 16th from 7 am - 4 pm
All items are $6! Browse jewelry, scarves,
small leather goods, childrens items and
more!
Sponsored by the MedStar St. Marys Hospital Auxiliary - great quality items!

Sea Squirts

Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons


Island Rd. S, Solomons - 10 to 10:30 a.m. and
11 to 11:30 a.m.
O is for Otter!New! Now offered twice: 10:00
a.m. 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. 11:30
a.m. Come learn more about our playful
river otter. Free drop-in program for children
18-months to three years and their caregivers.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Library Events

April 2015 Event Schedule


Art in the Stacks 150 Years of Alice:
Alice is Everywhere

Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley


Way
Whether youve read the book or not, we all
know the story. Images of Wonderland are
ubiquitous in our cultural lexicon. Few stories
have taken on such a big life past their original
telling. Visit for an extensive display of Aliceinspired art and memorabilia. 410-535-0291 or
301-855-1862

Thursday, April 9
Calvert Conversations

Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach 10 to 11 a.m.
Meet new friends and hear old stories OR
meet old friends and hear new stories on local
history in a relaxed, fun atmosphere! 410-2572411

Shake It Out Music and Movement

Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G.


Trueman Road, Solomons 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Shake It Out Music and Movement will create a rich environment that promotes social,
emotional and physical skills. Come join us for
some shaken fun. 410-326-5289

Lego Mania

Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819


Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach 6:30 to 7:30
p.m.
For kids from kindergarten to 5th grade. Lego
enthusiasts will meet monthly to hear a story
followed by a Lego building session. Each
session will close with sharing time. Legos
supplied by library. This months theme: In the
Garden. Please register. 410-257-2411

Family Night

Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G.


Trueman Road, Solomons 7 to 8 p.m.
Bring the family for a fantastic evening out
with books. Each month we will explore a
new title through fun filled activities and crafts.
Please register. 410-326-5289

Friday, April 10
On Pins & Needles

Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley


Way 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting,
crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of
conversation and shared creativity. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862

Saturday, April 11
Chess Saturdays at the Library

Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach 10 a.m. to noon
Chess enthusiasts or wannabe enthusiasts
please join us (with or without your own chess
set) at the library the 2nd Saturday of each
month from 10:00 a.m. to noon. All ages and
levels welcome! Please register. 410-257-2411

Playtime

Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819


Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach 10:45 to
11:15 a.m.
Playtime is learning and discovery time for you
and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and
have fun! Bring a non-battery operated toy to
share. No registration. For ages birth through 5
years old. 410-257-2411

Into Wonderland

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Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley


Way 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Children in K-5th grade head down the Rabbit
Hole and explore the Alice in Wonderland
story on a path of Alice-themed S.T.E.A.M.
activities Curious about Math, Science,
Art and Physics. Costumes welcome. Please
register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

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

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

Sunday, April 12
Cherry Blossom Festival Bus Trip

Leaves from Sunderland Parkn Ride 1 to 5


p.m.
Join Calvert Library for a bus ride into DC
to enjoy the cherry blossoms! Feel free to
bring a snack to enjoy under the blossoms,
Japanese-style. And dont forget your camera!
Must register in person at library - just $15! No
refunds unless the trip is cancelled. Must have
34 registered by April 3 to proceed. Please
provide a cell phone number! 410-535-0291
or 301-855-1862

Monday, April 13
Monday Morning Movies & More

Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley


Way 10 to 11 a.m.
Bring the little ones for a movie and a story!
410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

On Pins & Needles

Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819


Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting,
crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of
conversation and shared creativity. 410-2572411

Full STEAM Ahead

Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley


Way 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Interact with books, crafts and experiments
while exploring the skills of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Ages
4-7. Adults are encouraged to participate with
their child. Registration is required and opens
one month before each event. 410-535-0291
or 301-855-1862

Evening Family Storytime

Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G.


Trueman Road, Solomons 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Family storytime for preschoolers. Program includes books, songs and flannelboard stories.
Please register. 410-326-5289

Alice in Wonderland at 150: How She


Came To Be and Live So Long

Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley


Way 7 to 8:30 p.m.
August Imholz, author, scholar and former
president of the Lewis Carroll Society of North
America will present the origin of Alices Adventures in Wonderland and its almost equally
famous sequel, Through the Looking-Glass
and What Alice Found There; explains some
of the aspects of Alice which makes her perennially popular with children and adults; and
surveys the worldwide range of translations
(thousands), illustrations of Alice after the 1907
expiration of the copyright, and the parodies
and uses of Alice in popular culture around
the world. The lecture complements the Alice
exhibit mounted by Calvert Library volunteer
Amy Plummer. 10-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Tuesday, April 14
Flying Needles

Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G.


Trueman Road, Solomons 6 to 9 p.m.

Out&About

Knitting, crocheting and portable crafting


group open to anyone wanting to join in and
share talents, crafting time or learn a new skill.
410-326-5289

Title IX at College of Southern Maryland

Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley


Way 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn about the progress, challenges and
plans that the College of Southern Maryland
has around Title IX issues such as sexual
harassment/violence and bullying; sports and
athletic opportunities; treatment of pregnant
and parenting students; STEM opportunities
and more. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Wednesday, April 15
Customer Appreciation Day

Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley


Way 9 to 5 p.m.
Thank you for being a Calvert Library customer! Come in for a treat! 410-535-0291 or
301-855-1862

PlayTime

Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G.


Trueman Road, Solomons 10:20 to 10:50 a.m.
Playtime is learning and discovery time for
you and your child. Engage in interactive
play,connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages
birth through 5 years old. 410-326-5289

Book Discussion

Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and


Chaneyville Road, Owings 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast
Trail by Cheryl Strayed. 410-257-2101

Book Discussion

Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G.


Trueman Road, Solomons 7 to 8 p.m.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
by Barbara Kingsolver. 410-326-5289

Thursday, April 16
Shake It Out Music and Movement

Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G.


Trueman Road, Solomons 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Shake It Out Music and Movement will create a rich environment that promotes social,
emotional and physical skills. Come join us for
some shaken fun. 410-326-5289

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley


Way 1 to 3 p.m.
Need help with your resume? Join job counselor Sandra Holler in a small group to learn
what makes a strong resume and cover letter.
If you have one started, bring it with you so
editing can happen on the spot. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

T.A.C.O.S. Meeting

Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley


Way 5 to 6 p.m.
For teens (those of you ages 13-19) - Calvert
Library needs your help planning events,
revamping our Teen Zone and other
awesome things! Join T.A.C.O.S. (Teen
Advisory Council of Students). Help make
Calvert Library awesome! 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.
Kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade
are invited to this series of exciting events
exploring topics from art to history to
science. Each month will include fun
activities, crafts and a snack! This months
topic: Wind Energy. Please register. 410257-2411

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Fandom Night for Teens

Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 7 to 8:30 p.m.


Show us your fandom! Tributes, Nerdfighters, SuperWhoLocks and all other
fandoms are welcome to come out for an
epic night! Cosplay is encouraged. Please
register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Family Night Coding

Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and


Chaneyville Road, Owings 7 to 8 p.m.
Family Night- Children first grade and
up learn fun basics of computer coding.
Please register. 410-257-2101

Friday, April 17
On Pins & Needles

Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 1 to 4 p.m.


Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting,
crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Saturday, April 18
Garden Smarter: Garden for the
Butterfly

Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 10 to 11:30 a.m.


Invite butterflies into your garden by learning about the important plants that provide
the food and habitat that will attract them.
Lovely photos of sample gardens. 410535-0291 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 non-battery
operated toy to share. No registration. For
ages birth through 5 years old. 410-2572411

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 301855-1862

Brain Games: Mahjongg, Scrabble


& more
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 12 to 3 p.m.
Want to learn Mahjongg? Hope to make
your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a
great way to keep your brain sharp while
having fun! Join us! Please register. 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Childrens MakerSpace

Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H.


G. Trueman Road, Solomons 1 to 4 p.m.
Come join our Makers Space for
children at Southern and see what you
can build. We will supply a large amount
of Legos, including some Lego Duplos.
Activities will also include craft stations.
410-326-5289

Monday, April 20
Monday Morning Movies & More

Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 10 to 11 a.m.


Bring the little ones for a movie and a
story! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

For more information, visit calvert.


lib.md.us

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GAMES

CLUES ACROSS
1. Piece attached on one side
5. Flat-bottomed boat
10. Oblong cream puff
12. Czar nation
14. Jump rope fast
16. Mas partner
18. Ink writing implement
19. Wet spongy ground
20. Gunga Din screenwriter
22. Root mean square (abbr.)
23. Strode
25. Former ruler of Iran
26. Provide with a top
27. Chit
28. Actor DeLuise
30. Point midway between E
and SE
31. S.E. Asian nation
33. Protein basis of cheese
35. 1976 Music Pulitzer Ned
37. Belonging to Mrs. Parks
38. Tooth covering
40. Satisfy fully
41. Animal companion
42. Fix conclusively
44. 7th day (abbr.)
45. Pouch
48. Employee stock ownership

plan
50. Fastened with adhesive or
masking
52. Dont know when yet
53. Eagles nest
55. Early modern jazz
56. Auricle
57. Atomic #81
58. Social class of manual
laborers
63. Groups of regional animals
65. Release draft animals
66. Musical notations
67. Bearing or manner
CLUES DOWN
1. Grippe
2. Scientific workplace
3. Afflict
4. Construction of parts off-site
5. Cut back shrubs
6. Road furrow
7. The Nazarene author
8. Fire residues
9. 3rd tone
10. Excessive fluid accumulation
11. Fellow plotter
13. Inability to use or understand
language

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15. 12th calendar month


17. Greek capital
18. Communist China
21. Philadelphia sandwich
23. Neverlands Peter
24. Medical man
27. Domesticates
29. Murdered in his bathtub
32. Dreaming sleep state
34. Drunkard
35. Double
36. Of one
39. Allow
40. Sorrowful
43. Dining hall furniture
44. Partition between 2 cavities
46. Reduce in amount
47. Where passengers ride
49. Sacred fig tree (alt. sp.)
51. Poet Edgar Allan
54. Sea eagle of Europe
59. An awkward stupid person
60. Black tropical American
cuckoo
61. Whisky
62. Electrically charged atom
64. Atomic #89

Last Weeks Puzzle Solutions

Thursday, April 9, 2015

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CLASSIFIEDS
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Placing An Ad

Email your ad to: sales@countytimes.net or


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From my Backyard to our Bay


A St. Marys County Residents Guide to Improving Our Environment and Drinking Water

From My Backyard
to Our Bay was first
developed by the Baltimore
County Soil Conservation
District. From there, the
booklet was given to each
of the Soil Conservation
Districts in the Chesapeake
Bay watershed area for
customization. If the 17.5
million residents who live in
the watershed area of the
Chesapeake Bay read this
booklet, and took to heart
its suggestions and best
practices, the Chesapeake
Bay would see a dramatic
increase in health. Obtain
a FREE copy of the
booklet by going to the St.
Marys River Watershed
Association, smrwa.org and
downloading it. The booklet
is available at Wentworth
Nursery in Charlotte Hall;
Chicken Scratch in Park
Hall; The Greenery in
Hollywood; Good Earth
Natural Food; and the St.
Marys Soil Conservation
District in Leonardtown.
Join your local watershed
association and make a
difference for Our Bay!

smrwa.org

Forest Stewardship
Forest land is important to the overall
health of the Chesapeake Bay. Forests
provide several layers, from the canopy
to the forest floor, that act as filters,
improve water quality, reduce sedimentation, remove nutrients, and regulate
stream flow during storms.
Marylands 2.5 million acres of forest,
most of it privately owned, cover approximately 42% of its land area. St.
Marys Countys land area is about 50%
forested, and has more than 400 miles
of shoreline. Wooded buffers along
these shorelines are critical to improving Bay health. Acre for acre, forested
lands produced the least amount of runoff and pollution. The County occupies
a forest transitional zone, where the
dominant tree species vary from oak/
hickory to tulip poplar to sweet gum/red
maple and loblolly pine.
Forests can be harvested on a sustainable basis for materials, including
structural lumber, crates, shelving
and furniture, flooring, mulch, and
pulp for paper. Forests can, in most
cases, provide these products while

Plant a Tree

County residents with questions about


woodland stewardship and management, as well as timber harvesting,
should contact a certified forester. The
State of Maryland maintains a database
of private Licensed Professional Foresters (LPFs), who work cooperatively with

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also maintaining and even enhancing


wildlife habitat, recreational activities,
and soil conservation. Timber harvests
are closely monitored by a partnership
of agencies, including St. Marys Soil
Conservation District and St. Marys
County Department of Land Use and
Growth Management.

Go to trees.maryland.gov for information on planting trees. There is a Recommended Tree List for the program
Marylanders Plant Trees. There is a
$25.00 coupon on the website for purchasing a tree. However, the tree must
be on the eligible list of trees. There are
14 small trees, or 29 large trees on the
list that is updated periodically.

From

the Department of Natural Resources


(DNR) Forest Service to assist landowners with implementation of timber
harvests. Lists of LPFs can be found at
the DNR Web site below.
Where to get help with
FOREST STEWARDSHIP
QUESTIONS
Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources,
dnr.maryland.gov/forests/

This is the twenty-eighth in a series of articles that Mary Ann Scott (scottmaryann9@gmail.com) has adapted from From My Backyard to Our Bay in the hopes of increasing
awareness of the powerful booklet that could do so much to help the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Look for the next article in next weeks County Times!

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

Call Now &


Schedule a Visit!

301-475-4120
extension.umd.edu/baywise

Start a Movement in Your


NeighborhoodBe the First
to be Certified Bay-Wise!

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

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