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Calvert

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A New
Cash Crop?
License Sought for
Medical Marijuana in
Southern Maryland
IN EDUCATION
• Coding for Kids

IN LOCAL

IN BUSINESS

• United Way’s Day of
Caring - A Day to Serve

• Carmen’s Gallery;
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

FEATURE STORY

“ The law is the law and
I’m hoping they play
by the rules and that the
rules are enforced,”

- Calvert County Sheriff Mike
Evans, regarding an application
for a medical marijuana facility
in his jurisdiction.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

United Way’s
Day of Caring
A Day to Serve

By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer

“It’s just a great, feel good day. Volunteerism is so important in our community,” said United Way President and
CEO Kelly Chambers of the upcoming
Day of Caring.
There are 25 projects included in the
upcoming Day of Giving, said United Way Director of Operation Sherri
Gedridge.
The projects are submitted by partner organizations and can range from
large scale painting, building, and landscaping endeavors to sitting with seniors and getting to know people in the
community.
“If you need it done, we’re going to get
it done,” Gedridge said.
According to the United Way website, “Day of Caring is an annual United
Way special event that brings together
employees from local businesses to volunteer at United Way of Calvert County
partner agencies. Local residents and
employees have the opportunity to
spend a workday engaging in meaningful volunteer projects at United Way
partner agencies to see, first hand, how
United Way dollars are working to meet
the needs of our community.”
“It’s always a good day,” Gedridge
said.
Volunteers for Day of Caring come
from local businesses, such as Exelon,

Logo courtesy of the United Way of
Calvert County

local civic organizations, and the community as a whole. Calvert County Public Schools sends a group of students to
help at Farming for Hunger every year,
and a number of independent individuals
sign up to lend a hand.
“The intent has always been to partner
businesses with agencies for lasting relationships,” Gedridge said.
United Way representatives reach out
to new businesses and local community
organizations all the time in an effort to
grow the Day of Caring, Chambers said.
For individuals interested in seeing
more than one project underway, there
are openings on the VIP bus tour. The
tour is free, and participants get lunch
and a tee shirt, Gedridge said.
“It gives you an opportunity to find
out what is out there for the community
and how they’re helping,” Gedridge said.
This year’s Day of Caring is on
Wednesday, Sept. 9. For more information, visit www.unitedwaycalvert.org/
day-caring.
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Public Invited to
Aug. 27 Town Hall
Meeting on Capital
Improvement Plan
The Calvert County Department of
Finance & Budget is committed to increasing transparency and the public’s
understanding of the county budget process. This year, the department is hosting a town hall meeting on the capital
budget. The meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. at Calvert Pines
Senior Center. The goal of the town
hall meeting is to review the planned
projects in the current Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and take questions from
county residents about the process and
priorities shaping next year’s CIP. This
is not a public hearing, nor is it a Calvert
County Board of County Commissioners meeting, although it is endorsed by
the board. Representatives from several

county departments will be on hand at
the meeting to answer questions related
to their department’s planned projects.
For more information about the town
hall meeting or to request reasonable
accommodations for persons with disabilities or linguistic barriers, contact
Finance & Budget Capital Project Analyst Julie Paluda by email at paludabj@
co.cal.md.us or by telephone at 410- 5351600, ext. 2286, or Finance & Budget
Deputy Director Joan Thorp at thorpjt@
co.cal.md.us or telephone 410-535-1600,
ext. 2651. Like Calvert County Government on Facebook.
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The Beginning of a
North Beach Makeover

“Shining the Jewell of the Chesapeake”
By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer

stay, Haddon said. Local hotels, cottages, and
resorts in North Beach.
North Beach is movChesapeake Beach, and
ing forward with efPrince Frederick were
forts to best utilize land
filled. Space was finalwithin the town, planly found in local rental
ning to host a Commuhouses, but the diffinity Planning Assistant
culty in finding them
team from the Ameria place to stay emphacan Planning Assosized how necessary a
ciation (APA) Aug. 20
master plan is and how
Photo courtesy of Pat Haddon popular a tourist desthrough 23.
Calvert County Govtination North Beach,
ernment
Principal
Chesapeake Beach, and
Planner and Maryland APA Chapter Calvert County as a whole is.
President Elect Pat Haddon said the
The master plan will help ensure
application process to bring the team North Beach grows in a way that will
to North Beach started in April, and benefit the entire town and support a
since then moved more quickly than growing business base, Haddon said.
expected. The team will arrive Aug.
“We’re anxious to see that these
20 and spend three days meeting with planners recommend,” said North
town planners and developers, visiting Beach Mayor Mark Frazer said.
local restaurants and business owners,
At the end of their visit, the APA
and special interest groups. They will will present a draft master plan for the
be on hand for the official ribbon cut- town to incorporate moving forward.
ting of the Third Street Park and the
“That’s when the work of the town
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

MY Maryland State Fair To Host The Inaugural
MY Maryland Horse Land And Horse Festival

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Monday, 10 AM – 7 PM. Kiddie Land rides
area hours: Monday – Thursday, 12 Noon
- 10 PM and Fridays - Sundays and Labor
Day Monday, 10AM - 10 PM. Main Midway rides, games and food stands hours:
Monday – Thursday, 2PM - close and Friday
– Sunday and Labor Day Monday, 10 AM
- close. Early risers are welcome to attend
livestock and horse shows in the various
livestock buildings and show rings at 9 AM.
Admission to the Fair is $8 for adults, $6 for
seniors (62 and older) and $3 for children (611). Children five-years-old and younger are
admitted free. Rides are individually priced.
Limited fairgrounds’ parking is available on
a first-come, first-served basis for $5. For
more details, visit www.marylandstatefair.
com.
 

Shows, Lippy Brothers, Dance Auctions,
Valley Painting and Hightopps Restaurant.
The 134th MY Maryland State Fair presented by Toyota is a fun and educational
destination complete with daily exhibits,
presentations and entertainment that are sure
to captivate visitors of all ages. No other
event provides so much food, fun, family entertainment and education for so little. The
Maryland State Fair, located in Timonium
in Baltimore County, opens Friday, August
28 and runs through Monday, September 7,
2015.
The 4-H/Home Arts, Farm & Garden and
Exhibition Hall hours: Monday – Thursday,
12 Noon - 10 PM and Fridays – Sundays
and Labor Day Monday, 10 AM – 10 PM.
Mosner-Miller Museum/DNR Building
hours: Monday – Thursday, 12 Noon – 7
PM and Fridays – Sundays and Labor Day

 

During the 11-days of the fair, the tented
Horse Land, located between the carnival
Kiddie Land and the Grandstand, will feature a variety of equine demonstrations, children’s activities, and a pony and donkeys.
Youth can make stick horses and be able to
race them on a kiddie-size racetrack as well
as jump over a small obstacle course. And,
an Equicizer will be available for folks to get
the feel of riding a horse.
Daily demonstrations include: horseshoeing, horse braiding, grooming and tacking
and more. In Maryland’s top horse associations will feature informational booths
featuring topics such as therapeutic riding
activities, horse rescues, military riding,
equine studies, search and rescue, rodeo and
more.
In addition, tours of the racetrack by horse
industry leaders and jockeys will be held,
during the racing programs, to explain the
colorful activities taking place and to provide handicapping sessions on how to pick
a winner. Live horse industry medial broadcasts will also take place from Horse Land.
For further information, visit www.marylandhorse.com or marylandstatefair.com.
Proud sponsors of MY Maryland Horse
Festival/Horse Land are The Maryland
Horse Board, Maryland Horse Breeders
Association, Maryland Million, Maryland
Thoroughbred Association, Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Standardbred Breeders. The Tethered Hot Air Balloon Glow is
sponsored by Horizon Services, Wolf Professional Security, Southern States Co-Op,
Carroll/Howard Petroleum Service, Hart

 

MY Maryland State Fair is hosting the inaugural MY Maryland Horse Festival/Horse
Land, 11 days of free equine educational
and entertainment events, planned by Maryland’s horse community, during the August 28 – September 7, 2015 MY Maryland
State Fair at the Grandstand entrance. MY
Maryland Horse Festival/Horse Land is in
addition to the seven days of Thoroughbred
racing, daily horse and breed shows, the bull
riding and barrel racing show, horse pulling
contests, and the pony and mule races already featured at the fair in Timonium, MD.
MY Maryland Horse Festival/Horse Land
is designed to present a unique opportunity
for the approximately 400,000 State Fair visitors to learn about the great variety of horse
activities in the state, see horses in action and
learn where they can ride and volunteer. “We
are truly thrilled to be working with so many
wonderful people from the state’s horse industry,” said Maryland State Fair Assistant
General Manager Becky Brashear. “This
event is a huge effort and is taking quite a bit
of organization to get started. But we think it
is going to be a terrific addition to the Fair.”
Fairgoers may trot over to the Racetrack
Infield for MY Maryland Horse Festival
on Tuesday, September 1 and Wednesday,
September 2, from 4 PM – 8:30 PM for two
evenings of special horse activities, local
Maryland wine, beers and bluegrass music,
capped off by a twilight tethered hot air balloon glow. Horse exhibitions include Clydesdale carriage rides, trick riding and walking horse demonstrations, a polo exhibition
match, parade of foxhounds and.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Department Of The Navy
Invites Public Comment On
The Engineering Evaluation/
Cost Analysis For Site 55
Former Hazardous Waste Storage
Hut Under The Environmental
Restoration Program

In accordance with the requirements of the
Comprehensive Environmental Response,
Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA),
Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River
invites public comment on the Non-TimeCritical Removal Action (NTCRA) at Environmental Restoration (ER) Program Site 55,
Former Hazardous Waste Storage Hut. Public comment begins Aug. 13, 2015, and closes
Sept. 11, 2015. The objective of the NTCRA
at Site 55 is to remove soil and sediment impacted by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
to a level acceptable for human health and the
environment.
The Navy has prepared an Engineering
Estimate/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) for the NTCRA to address environmental concerns at
Site 55. The Navy intends to remediate Site
55 by excavation and offsite disposal, postexcavation confirmatory sampling of soil and
sediment, and site restoration.
The public is encouraged to comment on
this EE/CA. The NTCRA for Site 55 will be
implemented only after the public comment
period has ended. An alternative removal action may be selected only after all comments
have been received from the public. The EE/
CA and all other relevant environmental documents for Site 55 are available for review at
either of the following repositories:
Naval Air Station
Patuxent River Library
22269 Cedar Point Road, Building 407
Patuxent River, MD 20629
(301) 342-1927
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30

p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

St. Mary’s County
Public Library
Lexington Park Branch
21677 FDR Boulevard Lexington Park, MD
20653 (301) 863-8188
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
Comments may be written and mailed,
postmarked by the closing date of Sept. 11,
2015, to any of the following points of contact:
Naval Air Station Patuxent River Public
Affairs Officer
Attn: Connie Hempel 22268 Cedar Point
Road PAO Building 409, Room 209 Patuxent
River MD 20670-1154
U.S. EPA Region III
Attn: Mr. S. Andrew Sochanski Hazardous Site Cleanup Division 3HS11 1650 Arch
Street Philadelphia PA 19103-2029
Maryland Department of the Environment
Attn: Mr. Rick Grills
Federal Facilities Division Hazardous
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1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 645
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For further information, call the Public Affairs Office at 301-757-6748 between 8 a.m.
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Calvert County Businesses
Invited to Participate
in County Job Fair

As the fall and winter job
recruiting season approaches,
Calvert County businesses
have the opportunity to appeal
to local job seekers at the 2015
Calvert County Job Fair. This
annual event will be held Thursday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. at the College of Southern
Maryland, Building B, in Prince
Frederick.
The Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Chamber
of Commerce, the Maryland Department of
Labor, Licensing and Regulation and Southern
Maryland Job Source all cosponsor the job fair.
Registration for the event is free and limited
to the Calvert County business community.

To participate, businesses should
be actively seeking employees
for full- or part-time work. Multilevel marketing organizations
and businesses are not permitted.
Registration includes a six-foot
table and two chairs, company
listing in the event brochure and
two tickets for light refreshments.
Registration deadline is Sept. 14.
For more information, or to register for this
event, please contact the Calvert County Department of Economic Development at 410535-4583, via email at info@ecalvert.com or
visit online at www.ecalvert.com.
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

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Enrollment Exceeds Independent
US Navy Band
School’s First Year Goals
“The Commodores”
in Leonardtown

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concert is free to the public,
and lawn seating is available.
Enjoy dinner at one of our
local restaurants, then grab
a blanket or a chair and join
us on the Square - dancing
encouraged! The portion of
the Square around the Memorials will be closed
to parking and traffic.
Contact The Commissioners of Leonardtown for more information 301-475-9791
or
maria.fleming2@
verizon.net.
Press Release

 

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Press Release from HMCA

This Saturday, August
15, The US Navy Jazz Band
“The Commodores” will be
playing outdoors in historic
Leonardtown Square starting at 6 PM. Highly regarding for their renditions of
big band jazz over the last
40 years, the 19-piece ensemble, complete with vocalist, will play an eclectic
mix of traditional big band
music, exciting jazz vocal arrangements as well as fresh
new instrumental music
written specifically for the
Commodores of today. The
 

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while adding plans for a Junior Great Books reading
program and continuing its afterschool computer programming club.
In a demonstration of their support for Catholic education, the Knights of Columbus will raise the US flag
before leading the students in prayer and the Pledge of
Allegiance on opening day. The flag was generously
donated by Sen. Steve Waugh. The community will
pray The Rosary before the official ribbon cutting ceremony that will mark the opening of the new school.
The ceremony will be begin at 8 am.
“The Knights’ support for Catholic education has
been tremendous,” said Marcos Lindekugel, a member
of the MCA Board of Trustees.”
It is fitting that they play a major role on this milestone day.
“The St. Mary’s Council #1470 of the Knights of
Columbus created a fiscal sponsor agreement with
MCA, allowing individuals and corporations to make
taxexempt donations to the school through the Knights
while the school awaits federal taxexempt approval.
The agreement has yielded several thousand dollars
taxexempt donations each month. Donations should
be written to KOC #1470 CharitiesMCA to ensure tax
exemption this year.
The Academy continues its open enrollment program and school tours are available by appointment.
An open house is scheduled for Sept. 20 from 1 to 3
pm. For more information or to schedule a tour, interested families can call the school office at 3 01 884.3165
or visit http://mothercatherine.org.
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Helen Mother Catherine Academy, the only independent Catholic school serving southern Maryland,
will open its doors this school year to the largest number of students to enroll at the Helen campus in five
years.
The Academy will open Aug. 26 on the same site
as Mother Catherine Spalding School, an archdiocesan
school that closed last year. The Academy’s faculty,
administration, parents and 15member board of trustees the independent governing body that operates the
school have reinvigorated the school community with
fresh engagement, enthusiasm and innovative ideas.
“Mother Catherine Academy provides the families
of Southern Maryland another choice when it comes to
educating their primary schoolage students,” said Tom
Cavanaugh, president of the school’s board of trustees.
“High academic standards, small classes with individualized attention, excellent teachers, education for
the whole child, a community of parents who actively
participate in their children’s education and most importantly, a school which incorporates Christian values
into its very core form the foundation upon which the
Academy will launch an upward spiral of continual
improvement.”
Some of the more popular changes introduced this
year include a multichild tuition rate that caps costs for
large families, an expanded STEM program, enhancements to the outdoor agriculture lab, and a renewed
focus on basic skills such as public speaking. In addition to these innovations, the Academy has retained the
best teachers from the former school and hired several
new, highly regarded teachers. The school aims to improve upon its predecessor’s already impressive number 4 rank in math across all Archdiocesan schools

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Rockville Cyber Company Plans Expansion,
Adding More Than 250 New Jobs
Hogan Administration,
Local Officials Applaud
Growth In One of
State’s Strategic
Industry Sectors

IT and cybersecurity solutions company VariQ Corporation is expanding its presence in Montgomery County with
the addition of more than 250 new jobs. The company plans
to relocate its existing headquarters in the county by moving to a larger, 26,000 square-foot space on Tower Oaks
Boulevard in Rockville. To assist with the expansion, the
Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) has approved a $280,000 conditional loan
through its Maryland Economic Development Assistance
Authority and Fund (MEDAAF) program. Additionally, the
Montgomery County Department of Economic Development
(MCDED) is providing a $100,000 conditional grant through
its Economic Development Fund. VariQ currently has 17
employees in Maryland and plans to add the new jobs over
the next five years. “We are pleased to continue supporting
the cyber efforts of Maryland-based companies as well as
federal and local governments. We are excited for the opportunities ahead,” said Ben Edson, founder and CEO of VariQ.
“We thank the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development for their support toward our
company’s expansion.” Founded in 2003, VariQ offers innovative solutions in cybersecurity, software development,
and IT infrastructure to both commercial and government
clients. Over the last three years, the company has grown
336 percent, ranking it on Inc. magazine’s fastest-growing
private U.S. firms list. VariQ’s clients include 10 out of 15
Federal Executive Departments, as well as the National Institutes of Health, Federal Aviation Administration, General
Services Administration, and more. “VariQ has consistently
ranked among the fastest-growing private companies in the
country and we are proud to support their expansion here in
Maryland,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Our administration is committed to making sure Maryland is truly open
for business, and partnering with innovative companies like
VariQ demonstrates our state is a place where all businesses
can grow and thrive.” “VariQ’s CEO Ben Edson and his team
understand what it takes to grow a solid business in the crucial cybersecurity and IT sector,” said Montgomery County
Executive Isiah Leggett. “We’re delighted to be a partner
with the State of Maryland to assist in that growth, which
further positions both the county and state as centers of the
cybersecurity industry.” In 2015, the company was awarded
the Montgomery County Cybersecurity Company of the
Year award by MCDED. For more information, visit www.
variq.com
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Your County Commissioners will be attending the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Summer Conference August
12 - 15, 2015, at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland.
The theme of this conference is “Energize. Mobilize. Capitalize.” It is about the
challenges we can address, the actions we
can take, and the strengths we can leverage to achieve the best gains for Maryland’s
counties and citizens.
These conferences are not a boondoggle
as they serve many purposes. Each attendee
can learn much to improve themselves in
their elected role. There is also plenty of networking time for elected officials, staff who
all benefit from learning how other jurisdictions deal with comparable problems.
Participants will learn about the current economy from the local government
perspective, how we can foster economic
growth and improve the business climate;
and the strategic partners available to us
at all levels of government so that we can
work together and make significant strides
towards a healthier economic outlook for
Maryland.
MACo sponsers the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance, a voluntary certificate program and a collaborative effort
involving MACo, the Maryland Municipal
League (MML), the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT), and the School of
Public Policy of the University of Maryland,
College Park, that also serves as the program administrator.
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untary. Enrolled county government officials are required to take 8 “core” classes
and 6 “elective” classes, all available on a
rotation basis during MACo Winter and
Summer Conferences and at LGIT. Glad I
earned that certificate a few years ago, before taking on other commitments associated with serving on the Board of Directors
for MACo. My extra schedule now during
the conference means I’m not able to attend
as many of the ongoing and new classes.
Other opportunities include many state
agency briefings, organization meetings,
and regional county meetings as well as
MACo committee meetings. Additionally,
an exhibit booth trade show, featuring over
250 of the best of commercial, state, and
county services and products is held.
MACo also has Affiliate Members, 12
professional organizations whose members
represent the different sectors of county
government (Administrators, Budget & Finance, Attorneys, Environmental Health,
Parks & Recreation, etc.). These county professionals assist MACo in formulating its
legislative program and conference content.
Highlights of the conference include the
closing session address by the governor and
the crab feast on Friday evening.
To learn more, check out: http://www.mdcounties.org/.

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County Times
Calvert

P. O. Box 250 • Hollywood, MD 20636

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The Calvert County Times

Thursday, August 13, 2015

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Burglary Case #15-42185:
Unknown suspect(s) smashed the
front door of the China King Restaurant on Town Square Drive in Lusby
sometime between 9:30 p.m. on August 2 and 6:45 a.m. on August 3. An
undisclosed amount of cash was stolen. The burglary is being investigated by Det. W. Wells of the Criminal
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Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s
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Go to http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/
safety/law/sheriff/ and click on the Crime
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leading to the arrest and conviction of a
suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.

Burglary Case #15-42306:
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

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 week’s edition.

Arthur Leonard
Thompson, 97
Arthur Leonard Thompson of Prince Frederick, formerly of Hyattsville, passed
away on Saturday, August 1,
at the age of 97.
He was born on March 2,
1918, in Washington, D.C.,
to Edna (Dant) and Leonard
Thompson, and was the brother of the late
Eugene and Paul Thompson and Catherine
Thompson Bonner. Arthur lived in Washington until he met and married the love of
his life, Ann Haynes. They moved to Hyattsville, where they lived for over 61 years
and were the proud parents of eight children.
He was a devoted Catholic and active in
his church and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, gardening and telling jokes. He was very family oriented. Spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren
and other family members always brought
happiness to him.
Arthur was the beloved husband of the
late Ann (Haynes) Thompson and loving
father of Mary Millsback, Kathleen Enfield,
Sr. Miriam Ann (Tricia), PBVM, Joan Myers, David and Stephen Thompson and the
late Robert and Daniel Thompson. He was
the devoted grandfather of 11 and greatgrandfather of 12.
Family invited friends to Lee Funeral
Home Calvert, Owings, on Sunday, August
9, from 2 to 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian
Burial was celebrated at St. John Vianney
Catholic Church, Prince Frederick, Monday,
August 10 at 11 a.m. Interment was at Mt.
Olivet Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Evelyn Ruth
“Ebby” Hays, 89
Evelyn Ruth “Ebby”
Hays, 89, of Leonardtown, died Tuesday, July
28, at Hospice House of
St. Mary’s of Callaway.
She was born on May
27, 1926 in Altoona, Pa.
to the late Michael J. Hill
and Bertie Viola Knipple.
Ebby was employed as a dedicated administrative assistant for the Washington
D.C. municipal government until her re-

tirement. She was a trendsetter and the
first to introduce pierced earrings to her
family, and pierced many of her niece’s
ears. She had a flair for fashion and interior design. She was always impeccably
dressed and accessorized. She was artistic and her talent was reflected in her
painting, antiquing of furniture, crafting
and camping. She loved dancing and was
a member of the “Country Steppers.” She
was a seamstress and made many pieces of clothes, curtains, and bedspreads.
Her other hobbies included crocheting,
embroidery, Bingo, Keno, and playing
cards, especially Texas Hold’em and Gin.
Her family was her greatest love and she
enjoyed spending time with them.
Ebby is survived by her loving companion, Thomas M. Wheatley of Leonardtown; her grandson, Justin Hays
(Shawna) of Fayetteville, N.C.; her great
grandchildren, Preston Hays, Mackenzie Hays, Kayla Hays, Amanda Rankin,
Bryan Sangkavasi, Emily Prevas, and
Scott Sangkavasi; her nieces, Lorraine
Percell of Compton, Stacey Lynn Alvey
(Billy) of Mechanicsville, Patty Muchow
(Dan) of Leonardtown, and Sandy Wathen Reece (Robbie) of Mechanicsville;
her daughter-in-law, Dee Dee Rankin;
her step-daughter, Elaine Dye (Tom) of
Allentown, Pa.; and many great nieces,
great nephews, cousins and extended
family. In addition to her parents, she is
also preceded in death by her husband,
John Franklin Hays, her son, Wayne
Preston Hays; her siblings, Winifred Gateau, Lorraine Robertson, Cloyde Hill,
Vernon Hill, and Bobby Hill; and her
niece, Sherry Resico.
Family received friends for Ebby’s
Life Celebration on Wednesday, August
5 from 5 to 8 p.m., with prayers at 7
p.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955
Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown. Mass of
Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend David Beaubien on Thursday, August 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic
Church, Washington St., Leonardtown.
Interment was at Maryland Veterans
Cemetery, Cheltenham at 1:45 p.m.
Serving as pallbearers were Billy Alvey, Jr., Robert Resico, Justin Hays, Bill
Rankin, Shaun Resico and Bill Alvey, Sr.
Condolences to the family may be made
at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home,
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Cassandra Parran
Briscoe, 78
Cassandra Parran Briscoe, age 78, of St. Leonard,
died peacefully at home on
Tuesday, August 4. Sandra
was born March 22, 1937 in
Prince Frederick to Benjamin and Cassandra Shannon
Parran. She and her younger
brother, Benjamin “Buddy” Parran, Jr., grew
up on The Cage, a large tobacco and cattle
farm in St. Leonard. Sandra attended Calvert
County Public Schools through tenth grade.
She graduated from Stuart Hall School in
Staunton, Va. and attended Goucher College
in Baltimore. Sandra married James Thompson Briscoe on September 18, 1958 in Baltimore. They treasured their 51 years of marriage together on his family farm, Stonesby,
in St. Leonard. When her husband injured
his back and was unable to drive the tractor
for extended periods of time, Sandra, a young
mother at the time, assisted with the tilling of
the land. Although she was used to farm life,
that spring marked the beginning of her love of
farming and working the land herself.
A devoted mother and gifted homemaker,
Sandra’s artistic and creative flair was evident
in every aspect of her life. She was a beautiful
seamstress, sewing everything from draperies to evening gowns. The clever Halloween
costumes she created for her three children
typically won them some award. Sandra was
a splendid and adventurous cook. She was a
gracious hostess and enjoyed entertaining, especially when it involved family gatherings,
both large and small. An avid flower and vegetable gardener, Sandra served as President of
the Calvert Garden Club and was known for
her exquisite freeform flower arrangements.
She and her husband, James Briscoe, were
founding members of The Calverton School,
and Sandra served as President of the Mothers’ Club for many years. A lifelong member
of Christ Episcopal Church in Port Republic,
Maryland, Sandra ran the Gifts and Crafts
Booth at the annual Jousting Tournament and
Bazaar; for months in advance, she would create unique handmade crafts to sell. She served
on the Altar Guild and enjoyed adorning the
church for the Christmas and Easter seasons.
In her later years, she assisted with the luncheons hosted by the Comfort Givers for families and guests following funeral services at
Christ Church.
When her children left for college, Sandra
became the Manager of Cage Farm. Having
fallen into disrepair and debt, she brought new
energy and vitality to the farm. She oversaw
the cattle operation, and raised tobacco, small
grains, soybeans, hay, and straw. With her
guidance and the help of the other workers, it
became a thriving farm operation once again.
A stickler for precision and accuracy in her
accounting, Sandra continued to be the bookkeeper for the farm until very recently. Sandra
was active within the farming community; she
served on the Calvert Farmland Trust and was
a Committee Member of the Calvert County
Farm Service Agency for numerous years.
Sandra’s hobbies and past times included refinishing furniture, soft crabbing, hunting for
Native American artifacts, and genealogy.
Sandra will be remembered for her generosity of spirit, her quick wit, and her wry sense
of humor. The family is extremely grateful for
the loving care provided for her by her caregivers and Calvert Hospice. She is survived by
her daughter, Shannon Briscoe Campbell, her

husband, David, and their two children, Cassandra and Liam; her son Crofton Briscoe, his
wife, Kim, and their daughter, Corinthia; and
her son Parran Briscoe, his wife, Holly, and
their two children, James and Delaney, all of
St. Leonard, as well as numerous nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in death by her
husband, her parents, and her brother. Family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 7 at Rausch Funeral Home, 4405
Broomes Island Rd., Port Republic. Funeral.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday,
August 8 at Christ Episcopal Church, Port
Republic; interment followed in the church
cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial
contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 3100 Broomes Island Rd., Port
Republic or Calvert Hospice, 238 Merrimac
Ct., Prince Frederick.

Ann Barbara “Annie” King, 80
Ann Barbara “Annie” King, 80, of Lusby,
formerly of Mechanicsville, passed away on
July 31 at her residence. Born July 4, 1935 in
Flint, Mich., she was the daughter of the late
Arthur Mooers and Elsie (Fritsch) Mooers.
Ann graduated from Flint Central High
School in 1953. She married Robert I. King on
April 30, 1952 in Flint, Mich. She worked as
a Unit Secretary at Southern Maryland Hospital Center for 15 years, retiring in 2010. Annie
was a member of the VFW, Healthcare Workers Association, and Daughters of the American Revolution.
Ann is survived by her children, Dennis
King (Becky) of Lusby, Linda Mercier (Ray)
of Asheville, N.C. and Kent King (Sharon)
of Sumter, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Lori King
of Mechanicsville, six grandchildren; and 14
great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert I. King, son, Michael King and
brother, Donald Mooers. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O.
Box 838, Prince Frederick. Condolences to the
family may be made at www.rauschfuneralhomes.com.

Joseph Franklin Elliott, 90
Joseph Franklin Elliott, 90, of Broomes
Island passed away July
22 in Washington, D.C. He
was born in Broomes Island on June 29, 1925 to the
late Guy Wilmer and Helen
Ileen Sewell Elliott. Joe
served in the Navy from
1943 to 1946 and received
the WWII Victory Medal,
American Area Medal,
Asiatic Pacific Area Medal, European African Area Medal and the Good Conduct
Medal.
Joe is survived by his siblings Ruth Lorraine Godwin, Romona Mulligan and Glen
Godwin Elliott and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by siblings
Guy Wilmer Elliott, John Samuel Elliott,
James Harvey Elliott, Ronald Elliott, Delores Frances Dowell and June L. Grover.
The family received friends at the
Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic on Thursday August 13 from 10 until the time of a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Interment followed
in Broomes Island Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Feature Story

The Calvert County Times

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Questions Linger, Interest
Grows in Medical Marijuana

By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
As a limited liability company is moving
ahead with trying to get a license to construct
a facility that would be used to grow, process
and distribute medically-oriented cannabis
in St. Mary’s County, law enforcement and
health officials are trying to come to grips
with its potential impacts on the community,
while others are eagerly awaiting the opportunities it could bring.
The state cannot make an estimate of its
economic impact of communities now but it
believes that it could create new jobs and other
economic benefits after a significant investment on the part of the applicant for construction and security of the drug.
Last year in Colorado, retailers sold nearly
$400 million in medical cannabis, generating
millions in tax revenue for the state, according to that state’s data.
Now legal for medicinal use in Maryland,
the state commission that regulates the drug
is still engaged in the process of finalizing the
ground rules for its growing and use.
Those rules still being debated in draft
form likely won’t be finalized until later this
year, according to the Maryland Medical
Cannabis Commission’s timeline.
Whether such a facility becomes a reality
here in Southern Maryland or not, local law
officers say it’s legality is not in question.
“The law is the law and I’m hoping they
play by the rules and that the rules are enforced,” said Calvert County Sheriff Mike
Evans, regarding a similar application in his
jurisdiction.
Due to the stringent requirements under
which a medical marijuana facility would
likely have to operate, based on proposed
regulations, Evans said he would not consider

proliferation of the narcotic into unauthorized
hands an issue.
“It’s so strictly regulated… I don’t see that
as a problem,” Evans said.
St. Mary’s County Sheriff Timothy K.
Cameron said he had confidence in the intentions of those involved in the application
for the facility in his jurisdiction; he said in
speaking with Peggy Danielson of Southern
Maryland Relief LLC he learned that they intended to grow the cannabis plant but process
it to extract a medicinal oil free from the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that is the narcotic
portion of the product.
Cameron said the group told him that they
did not have plans to sell plant matter even
though the law currently allows it for medical use.
The law allows for both indoor and outdoor
growing facilities, Cameron said, but both
have to be secured by either redundant fencing or specifically mandated building styles.
Multiple points of video surveillance are required as are security and background checks
for all employees; anyone with a felony is
disqualified from being employed at such an
operation.
Only residents issued with a state-mandated card denoting their need for medical marijuana could buy from the dispensary and then
only one person at a time would be allowed
into the room where the drug was stored,
Cameron said of the proposed regulations.
“The proposed regulations are very tight…
it’s expansive in its requirements,” Cameron said. “It’s a very demanding application
process.”
Several years ago Cameron and another
chief law officer testified in the Annapolis
legislature against a medical marijuana bill
that had no provisions for oversight that the
current law affords, but the testimony he

heard from terminally ill patients about the
potential cannabinoids had to alleviate their
suffering touched him deeply, he said.
But what also has touched him is the testimony of parents statewide who have told him
and other law officers that they have lost their
children to heroin and opioid overdoses.
“Everyone of them said it started with marijuana,” Cameron said.
This informed Cameron’s two main concerns about a medical cannabis operation,
that it could lead to proliferation of the narcotic and even with stringent security someone
involved in the operation could illegally divert
some of the drug for street use.
Cameron said he took some comfort in
knowing that the group seeking a license to
operate in St. Mary’s were local and not a corporate entity with few ties or interests in the
community.
“If somebody’s going to do it I hope that
they will strictly follow the law and have roots
in the community and feel a responsibility to
the community,” Cameron said.
There is some evidence to suggest that cannabinoids have real-world benefits for people
suffering from a wide range of maladies including chronic pain, wasting syndrome and
muscle spasms but because marijuana is listed
as a Schedule 1 drug by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which means it is
not considered to have any medical value.
Having the drug switched to Schedule 2,
which includes opioids, would give scientists
much greater access to it for research.
Dr. Meenakshi Brewster, county health
officer and head of the St. Mary’s County
Health Department, said the data on medical
marijuana’s effectiveness can be contradictory since the quality of studies conducted
varied widely.
“There is good data but not great data,”

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Brewster said, who added that marijuana was
far from harmless. “We need to ensure there
are strong regulations.”
Use of marijuana, when it includes the THC
element, can lead to short term impairment of
mental and motor functions and long term use
can even lead to mental illness, she said.
Worse yet, when used consistently starting
at a young age, particularly when smoked,
marijuana can lead to serious problems with
mental development.
“Marijuana abuse is a significant public
health issue,” Brewster said. “It is a known
gateway drug just like tobacco and alcohol.”
Brewster said there is no firm evidence that
shows recreational use of marijuana by young
people is affected by its legal status for medical purposes, but she said the drug’s use by
young people is significant.
According to the state’s 2013 Youth Risk
Behavior Survey a little over 31 percent of
young people in St. Mary’s County said they
had tried marijuana at least once in their
lifetime.
Southern Maryland Relief LLC’s representative Danielson declined to comment for this
article but said the response to her group’s intentions are encouraging.
“Most of the feedback we’re getting is positive,” she said.
In e-mail communications with the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County, Danielson
said her motivation to pursue medical marijuana cultivation was due to her niece’s being
diagnosed with Rett Syndrome neuro-developmental disorder.
County commissioners have signaled their
desire to learn more about medical cannabis
but have so far offered only a tepid response
to the license application.
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Education

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bringing History to Life
Graveyard scavenger hunts,
a trip to the National Archives,
and more – participants in the
first ever Kid’s History Camp
at the Calvert County Historical Society got to do all these
things and more.
The camp ran Aug. 3-7 and
was open to kids ages 8-12.
Each camper received a tote
bag, a tee shirt, a tee shirt,
an copy of “Battle Creek – A
Tale of Slavery and Freedom
in Colonial Maryland” by Neil
Didriksen, and a kid’s history
toolkit. The toolkit, created
by a Calvert County resident,

contained the materials to create a time capsule, a family
tree, and gravestone rubbings.
Adult and children’s versions
of the toolkit are available for
sale at the historical society.
For more information about
upcoming events with the
Calvert County Historical
Society, visit www.calverthistory.org or call 410-5352452. The historical society
is open Tuesday-Thursday, 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. and is located
at 70 Church Street in Prince
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Coding for Kids
By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer
Does your child like computers? Do
they spend their free time playing Minecraft and finding new games on the Internet? Check out Drop In Computer
Programming at a library near you!

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Calvert Library uses coding programs
through code.org, according to Web
Designer and Public Services Librarian Carrie Raines. Participants can use
computers located at the library for drop
in coding.
“We encourage parents to help along,”
she said, adding that parents can either

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work with their child on the same computer or use an adjacent one to follow
along.
Activities include Disney characters
and a variety of games to teach students
the basics of coding and, eventually,
how to create their own games. There
are lessons for children ages 5 through
13, Raines said.
Weekly drop in coding classes are
soon to be implemented countywide.
Currently, they are held every Tues-

day from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at library in
Prince Frederick. Starting on Aug. 19,
they will be held every Wednesday from
5-6 p.m. at the Fairview Branch. Classes
will be held every Thursday at the Twin
Beaches and Southern branches starting
Sept. 17.
For more information, visit bit.ly/
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CSM Announces
2015-16 Arts Season

College Theme, ‘Music,’ to Resonate
in All Disciplines, Departments

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The College of Southern Maryland announces the 2015-16 fine arts program, including dramatic, comedic and musical theater for
adults and children, performances of Latin,
barbershop, jazz and classical music, visual
arts and dance, and literary lectures.
“The Fine Arts program at CSM is pleased
to be a part of an all-college theme of ‘Music’
for the 2015-16 academic year,” said CSM
Communication, Arts and Humanities Chair
Dr. Stephen Johnson. “CSM will be featuring
traditional as well as unique and innovative
ways of celebrating the theme of music on all
its campuses and in a variety of programs.”
In addition to the annual music ensemble
concerts and recitals, theatrical events such
as the fall musicals “Oliver!” and “Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going
to Move” will celebrate the theme. There will
also be informal brown bag lunch concerts
on campus, and diverse departments will
incorporate elements of music into their disciplines, such as science, art, languages and
mathematics.
The academic year of theatrical productions includes Main Stage Theatre’s “Greater
Tuna,” “Oliver!,” and “Before it Hits Home”;
Children’s Theatre’s “Alexander, Who’s Not
Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move,” “Little Prince” and “Spirit of Hispania: Hispanic
Tales by Jules Tasca”; and Cause Theatre’s
“The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note,” “My
First Time” and “The Walls.” Information on
performances is available at http://www.csmd.
edu/Arts/index.html.
Music performances include the Ward Virts

Concert Series at the Prince Frederick Campus which opens with local favorite, nationally
acclaimed Brian Ganz on piano and continues
with virtuosos of jazz, pop/classical and classical piano. For dates and musician bios, visit
http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/WardVirts/index.
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In time for the holidays, musical offerings
include CSM’s Choral Concert, Barbershop
Concert, Jazz Ensemble Concert, Latin Ensemble Concert and Student Honors Recital.
For information on CSM ensembles, visit
http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/MusicEnsembles.
html.
End-of-semester dance presentations are
performed by students in CSM’s dance and
theater programs.
Art exhibits from September through
May 2016 at the Tony Hungerford Memorial
Art Gallery on the La Plata Campus include
landscapes, photography, mixed media and
student works. For dates and artist bios, visit
http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/HungerfordGallery.html.
Connections Literary Series includes fall
and spring publications representing submissions in poetry, short story, photography and
art from students and the Southern Maryland
community. Readings will be posted on the
Connections web page at http://www.csmd.
edu/Connections/readings.html.
For arts schedules and background information, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/index.
html.
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Southern Maryland Roller
Derby 2015 Fall Bootcamp

competitive and athletic as skaters
further hone their skills and develop
new strategies. SMRD was the first
league to bring the fastest growing
sport in the world, women’s flat track
roller derby, to Southern Maryland.
Since organizing in 2011, Southern
Maryland Roller Derby has grown
into a league of more than 20 skaters
and 4 nonskating members. SMRD
holds a minimum of two bootcamp sessions to
teach skaters to be safe and get them ready for
the flat track SMRD is one of 75 leagues accepted
into the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association
Apprenticeship Program, giving our skaters access to better training and more opportunities to
play outside teams. SMRD is also a 501c(3) non
profit organization supported by members, sponsors, fundraising, and donations. For more information, please visit www.somdrollerderby.org.
Sponsorship package, media kit, high resolution
images, promotional graphics (like the 2015
SMRD Bootcamp announcement below), interviews and more are available upon request. Email
marketing@somdrollerderby.org.
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Southern Maryland Roller Derby
(SMRD) wants YOU to grab your
skates and get in on the roller derby
action this Fall! This September,
SMRD is offering their Level One
Fall Bootcamp for anyone interested
in learning how to skate and play
derby. We will teach you all the basic
skill, so no experience is required!
We will be having two meet and
greet events to answer any questions you might
have on the 11th and 18th of August at the Waldorf
Skate Center, so come on out!
Our boot camp is split up into two phases.
Phase One covers basic skating skills such as
starting, stopping, falling, and skating backwards! Our bootcamp is set to start Wednesday,
September 16th, and will end on October 7th.
There is a ton of information on our website, w
ww.somdrollerderby.org, just click on the bootcamp tab. It will give you all the information on
the bootcamp itself, roller derby, and what gear
you will need. Those that make it through Level
One will be invited back for Level Two!
Roller Derby is a relatively new sport following
its resurgence in the late 1990s and has evolved
from season to season. Each time becoming more

In Our Community

The Calvert County Times

Press Release from Southern Maryland Roller Derby

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Senior
Citizen
News
Medicare Seminar

The Calvert County Office on Aging’s State Health Insurance
Program will be holding a seminar for individuals who are new
to Medicare. The next seminar will be held Wednesday, Sept.
2, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 W. Dares
Beach Road, Prince Frederick. Pre-register by calling 410-5354606 or 301-855-1170.

AARP Driver Safety Class

AARP will hold a Driver Safety Class, Thursday, Aug. 27,
9:30 a.m. at North Beach Senior Center. Fee: $15/AARP members, $20/non-members. Members must show AARP cards.
Pre-registration required. Call 410-257-2549.

Yard Sale

We are gearing up for the next Senior Council Yard Sale
scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Sept. 17 and 18, 9 a.m. –
noon at Calvert Pines Senior Center. Donated items can be
dropped off at Calvert Pines, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30
p.m. No books or clothing. For more information, call 410-5354606 or 301-855-1170.

Calvert County Fair King and Queen

Cast your vote for the King and Queen of the 2015 Calvert
County Fair. Ballot boxes are located in each senior center
throughout the month of Aug.. One couple will be chosen from
each center to compete in September at the fair. To qualify,
individuals must be aged 55-plus and reside in Calvert County. Please nominate persons who now serve or have served the
community through volunteer efforts or work. Winners will receive wonderful prizes. This event is sponsored by the Calvert
County Fair Board. All selections, recognition, and prizes are
decided and issued by the Fair Board.

Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC)

Send the summer off with style at the End of Summer BBQ
for National Senior Citizens Day, Friday, Aug. 21 at noon. Preregistration required.
The Farmers Market will be at the center every Wednesday,
noon – 3 p.m. Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as
breads, jellies, and more.

North Beach Senior Center (NBSC)

Enjoy an Evening Out at Ledo’s, Chesapeake Beach, Monday,
Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m. Cost of meal and gratuity are on your own.
Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day, Friday, Aug. 21, 11
a.m. with fun and games topped off with Mama Linda’s baked
ziti lunch. Pre-registration required.

Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC)

Listen to Romantic Doo Wop music, Thursday, Aug. 20, 1 p.m.
Enjoy a cookout in celebration of National Senior Citizens
Day, Friday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be food, dessert, games and fun. Pre-register by Aug. 18.
 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

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 301855-1170, North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549, or
Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748.
Monday, Aug. 17
Italian Meatball Sub, Italian
Blend, Mini Sub Roll, Apricots
Tuesday, Aug. 18
Chicken Tarragon, Split Pea
Soup, Pickled Beets, Green
Beans, Dinner Roll, Mandarin
Oranges
Wednesday, Aug. 19
Ribeye Steak, Signature Salad, Baked Potato, Herbed Carrots, Dinner Roll, Melon

Thursday, Aug. 20
Sliced Turkey with Gravy,
Minestrone Soup, Mashed
Sweet Potatoes, Mixed Green
Salad, Wheat Bread, Tropical
Fruit
Friday, Aug. 21
Deluxe Cheeseburger, L/T/O,
Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Kaiser
Roll, Fruit Salad

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In Our Community

The Calvert County Times

Renter’s Tax Credit
September 1 Deadline is
Less Than One Month Away

Qualified renters in Maryland are
running out of time to take advantage of available tax credits, just as
their home owning counterparts do.
The Renter’s Tax Credit program
gives qualified renters in Maryland
the potential to receive a credit up
to $750.
The program is designed to help
renters whose monthly rent exceeds
a fixed amount in relation to their
income. If they qualify, they may
be able to receive a credit up to,
but not exceeding, $750. Not every
Marylander who rents their home
can take advantage of the credit.
In order to qualify for the program,
renters must meet specific eligibility requirements:
• Be legally responsible for the
rent;
• Be age 60 or over, or 100%
disabled;

• Be a surviving spouse of one
who otherwise would have been
eligible;
If a resident is under age 60, they
must have had at least one dependent under the age of 18 living with
them, and didn’t receive federal or
state housing subsidies or reside in
public housing, and the combined
income of all residents of the home
is below the allowable guidelines
during the year they may apply for
the credit.
The deadline to apply for the credit is Sept. 1 of the year in which the
credit will apply. Waiting until the
last minute is never recommended.
“We always encourage residents
to file as early as possible to avoid
any last minute filing backlog,” says
Agency Director Sean Powell.
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Nonprofit Institute at
CSM Matches Volunteers
with Community
Opportunities at Volunteer
Southern Maryland

The Nonprofit Institute at the College of
Southern Maryland has expanded its support of the community’s organizations by
offering Volunteer Southern Maryland
(VSMD). This free and comprehensive online database serves as a one-stop shop for
connecting volunteers who wish to serve
with local nonprofit agencies that have specific needs.
“Volunteer Southern Maryland will become an integral part of the services that
our Nonprofit Institute provides,” said CSM
President Dr. Brad Gottfried. ”All nonprofits struggle to find good volunteers and this
site provides opportunities for them to find
the people they need.”
The Nonprofit Institute manages the database, a volunteer technology management
system that improves the volunteer experience and helps nonprofits improve their
efficiencies in such areas as planning and
implementing events, helping with office
functions, or providing assistance to clients.
“I’m excited that we are able to offer this
service to the community. The matchmaking aspect of the site should lead to greater
satisfaction on the part of volunteers, the
nonprofit community, and the people of
Southern Maryland,” said Harriet Yaffe,
coordinator of the St. Mary’s County Nonprofit Institute.
For the partnering nonprofits, VSMD provides volunteer management functionality
without increasing costs. Partners can create an account, post opportunities for events

or ongoing needs, and track volunteer hours.
Providing a free, easily accessible tool will
aim organizations towards a successful volunteer program, regardless of budget constraints, according to Yaffe.
Vivian Mills, coordinator of the Charles
County Nonprofit Institute, said, “The program helps enhance the quality of the volunteer experience while helping organizations
do a better job of planning their events and
building public support.”
Having a centralized location for volunteer openings in Southern Maryland makes
it easy for volunteers to find relevant and
meaningful opportunities and strengthen
the community, added Mills. Groups and
individuals looking for matches can search
Volunteer Southern Maryland to find the
best fit. Doing a detailed search, people can
match their interest, location and schedule.
Potential volunteers can search by cause,
organization name, skills needed, impact
area or calendar dates. After volunteering,
individuals can use VSMD to rate their experience, provide feedback and share stories
through social networking features.
The web site can be visited at http://vsmd.
csmd.edu/ . Additionally, VSMD promotes
local volunteerism through its facebook
presence. For information about VSMD or
the Nonprofit Institute, contact Program Assistant Megan Timmens, 301-529-4744 or
mtimmens@csmd.edu.
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

carmen’s gallery:

The Calvert County Times

Business

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Fine Art and Framing

By Crista Dockray
Contributing Writer

Whether you would like to buy a gift for a
friend, decorate a wall space or start a collection, carmen’s gallery is the place to look. carmen’s gallery displays two floors of artwork
from around 50 artists all over the world, including countries such as Peru, Ukraine, Iran,
Cuba and Israel. Besides artwork, carmen’s
gallery offers custom framing and sells handmade jewelry, pottery, sculpture, clothing and
more.
“The artists send us new work all the time,
so we are constantly switching out what we
have,” said Art Director Kirsten Kauffman.
carmen’s gallery originally opened in owner Carmen Lee Nance Gambrill’s home as a
frameshop in 1981, putting Gambrill as one of
the first 500 certified framers in the world and
the first frame shop in Calvert County. Her
inspiration to open the business came from
her grandfather who left her $1,000 upon his
death and with her growing dislike with her
job as a school teacher, she was looking for
something new. With the money, she decided
to do something her grandfather would be
proud of and started the business seen today.
“I took a sabbatical from the school system
and then I just didn’t go back. Then this went
from half a day to a full day and it started
on a shoestring. Now we try to give customers a good product and stand behind it,” said
Gambrill.
After its start in 1981, the gallery moved

Photos by Crista Dockray

twice in the Solomons area, and then opened
its current location in 1996, putting it in its
34th year on Solomons Island. They also are
proud to call themselves the winner of Bay
Weekly’s, “Best Art Gallery on the Chesapeake Bay” three years in a row.
carmen’s gallery involves the surrounding

Dennis Young painting in the Solomons Plein Air Festival

Photo courtesy of carmen's gallery

community with a variety of workshops that
usually last between two and three days and
can be for all levels. Instructors are brought
from all over and participants can enjoy painting, lunch, and the chance to bond with other
students. They also host an art show every
one to two months throughout the year and
can be found at other community events such
as Taste of Solomons.
carmen’s gallery hosts and runs their biggest event, Solomons Plein Air Festival, an
annual, open air painting extravaganza with
artists from all over the world. This will be
running September 15 through the 20 this
year. This helps support charities and last
year they raised over $10,000 for their six
of choice. Along with this event, they take
part in the Christmas Walk, which Gambrill
helped to start, on the first week of December.
carmen’s gallery also features Gambrill’s

onsite studio, where she started painting only
four years ago. Gambrill’s artwork is always
displayed around the gallery, but if customers come at the right time, they can watch her
paint accompanied by one or more of her four
rescued cats. If she is not in her studio, she
is offering service and knowledge to anyone
that walks through the door.
“I want people to love what they get here,
and then come back for more,” said Gambrill.
carmen’s gallery sits in a beautiful waterfront setting located at 14550 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Their hours are Tuesday
through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment. For
more information about their artwork, artists,
events or workshops, call 410-326-2549 or
visit www.carmensgallery.com.
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Sports

The Calvert County Times

Kids Rule at MDIR!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

DeHaven Continues
Winchester Hot Streak
With Saturday Victory
Henderson a ThreeTimer in RUSH Crates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited Late Model feature
finish
1. Jonathan DeHaven
2.
Brian Wright 3. Travis Stickley 4. Wesley Bonebrake 5.Tyler Horst 6. Kevin Deremer 7.
Tommy Wagner III 8. Dallas
Richards 9. Barry Lear Sr. 10.
Jeff Koller 11. Tom Chaffins 12.
Ernie Shirley 13. Jimmy Richards 14. Bruce Kane 15. Brian
Booze 16. James Lichliter 17.
Buddy Wilson 18. Mitch Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUSH Crate Late Model feature finish
1. Darin Henderson 2. Transton Stoner 3. Kris Eaton 4.
Steve Lowery 5. Ben Bowie 6.
Rob Nichols 7. John Imler 8.
Jennae Piper 9. Reese Masiello 10. Timmy Booth 11. Dave
Friedrich 12. Kevin Palmer 13.
Richard Hawkins 14. Matt Tarbox 15. Jim OHara 16. Scott
Sweeney 17. Harry Shipe 18.
Travis Justice 19. Brian Lederhouse 20. Joe Hall 21. Walter
Nichols
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pure Stock feature finish
1.Mike Franklin 2. Jerry Jenkins Jr. 3. Scotty Nelson 4. Jeremy Tinsman 5. Sam Crouch 6.
Chris Sumption 7. Barry Williams 8. Mike Raleigh 9. Tommy Randall 10. Jeff Budwash 11.
Stuart Wells 12. Tony Catlett

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four-Cylinder feature finish
1. Tommy Whitt 2. Billy Sonner 3. Justin Hottle 4. Allen
Whitt Jr. 5. Austin Stover 6.
Jesse Boyce 7. Melvin Ours 8.
Allen Vaughan 9. Scott McCartney 10. Darren Pingley
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enduro Stock feature finish
1. Dylan Rutherford 2.William Crook 3. Mark Vegh 4.
Dalton Dillman 5. Paul Jones 6.
Allen Jones 7. Rodney Miner 8.
Tyler Gray
    

Jonathan DeHaven continued
his mid season surge as he scored
the win in last Saturday night’s
30-lap Limited Late Model feature at Winchester Speedway.
The win for DeHaven, worth
$1,500, was his second win in
a row and fifth of the season
aboard his Swartz chassis, PJ1
Race Cars, no.13D.
The re-draw placed Brian
Booze and Bruce Kane on the
front-row with Kane jumping
into the early race lead. Kane’s
lead would last only one lap as
Brian Wright zipped past Kane
to become the new pace setter
on the second circuit. As Wright
lead, fifth-starting Jonathan DeHaven settled into second and
the race was on. As the duo
raced side by side and in and
out of lapped cars, DeHaven
was able to overhaul Wright on
lap-25 and lead the remaining
laps to collect his sixth overall
feature win of the 2015 season.
“That sure was a lot of fun racing with Brian for the win out
here tonight.” DeHaven stated in
his track side interview. “Those
lapped cars got pretty hairy and
I wasn’t sure which of us was going to mess up first trying to get
by them, but Brian drove a great
race and I’m glad we were able
to get by him and get the win.”
A multi grooved surface played
a factor in DeHaven’s winning
drive. “Greg had this place perfect again tonight.” DeHaven
remarked. “Our car came to life
after halfway and we were able
to move all over the race track
and find where our car was working the best.” Wright held tough
for second, Travis Stickley was
third,17th starting Wesley Bonebrake took fourth with Tyler
Horst rounding out the top-five.
Heats for the 18 entries went to
Kevin Deremer and Bruce Kane.
Darin Henderson wired the
field to collect his third win of
the season in the 20-lap RUSH
Crate Late Model headliner.
Henderson, who lined up second for the start, darted into the
race lead on lap-one and would
lead the distance to post his fifth
overall checkered flag of the season in RUSH competition. “It’s
been a rough couple of months.”
Said Henderson. “We wrecked
this car the last time out at Potomac and the guys worked their
guts out getting this thing ready
and to win the first time back out
with it is just awesome.” Trans-

 

16 on Saturday Night! The event also features lots
of activities on Saturday Night including a Corn
Hole Tournament, Ice Cream Social, and Juniors
Got Talent. On Sunday the competition gets serious with four age group classes competing for the
coveted Ironman Trophies and lots of cash! This
event is open to all Junior Dragsters with no team
pre-registration required! Just show up, race, and
have fun! Gates open on Saturday at 8 a.m., and
racing starts at 9:15 a.m. On Sunday gates open at 8
a.m. and racing starts at 9:15 a.m. Adult admission
is $15 per day or a 2-Day pass is $25. Jr. admission
(12-15) is $10 per day or a 2-Day pass is $15. Kids
admission (6-11) is $5 per day or a 2-Day pass is
$10. Racer entry fee is $90 and includes Sat and Sun
tech cards. High Rollers Quick 16 entry fee is $50.
For more information on these events call 301-884RACE, visit us at www.RaceMDIR.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
@RaceMDIR.

 

This Friday night, Aug. 14, MDIR will host
the Speed Unlimited Midnight Madness Series!
The Midnight Madness series is a great place to
check out street legal drag racing, hang out with
your friends, enjoy great food, meet new people,
and cruise the pits. You can even enter your own
streetcar or street bike into the event for time runs,
grudge runs, or trophy racing. The event will feature Pro Street, Super Street, Hollyrock Customs
Diesel Shootout, Motorcycle, and the X275 class.
It’s safe, fun, affordable, and legal. Gates will open
at 6 p.m., racing starts at 6:30 p.m., and eliminations start at 10 p.m. General Admission for adults
is $10, and kids 11 and under are free. Racer entry
fee is just $20.
The Inaugural Young Guns Showdown – Battle
of the Juniors will take place at MDIR on Saturday
and Sunday, Aug. 15-16! This Junior Dragster event
features Index and E.T. Bracket Racing on Saturday during the day, plus the High Rollers Quick

ton Stoner took second with Kris
Eaton, Steve Lowery and Ben
Bowie completing the top-five.
Heats for the 21 cars entered
went to Ben Bowie and John
Imler.
In support class action current
point leader Mike Franklin drove
to his 14th win of the season in
the 15-lap Pure Stock feature,
Tommy Whitt drove to his second of the season in the 15-lap
Four-Cylinder main and Dylan
Rutherford collected his 6th win
of the season in the nightcap 25lap “Derek Riley Memorial” Enduro Stock feature.

 

By Doug Watson
Contributing Writer

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Calvert County Times

Twin Beach Players
Presents: 10th Annual Kids’
Playwriting Festival

By Taylor DeVille
Staff Writer

Celebrating our community’s youth is
a great way to encourage them to try harder and reach further when pursuing their
dreams. The 10th Annual Kids’ Playwriting Festival (KPF) achieves exactly that by
allowing six young writers to bring their
imagination to life onstage.
KPF is one of the most anticipated events
from Twin Beach Players. “We start prepping in January,” said Twin Beach Players
Youth Director Sherry Lehnen. “March is
about the time we start working with our
youth. By the end of April, we’re telling
them whose entries have won, we hold auditions, a week later we do casting, and from
that point on we start rehearsing. The youth
is completely involved in all aspects of the
playwriting festival.”
This season, out of 29 entries from Maryland youth, six were chosen as the winners.
“We have an unbiased panel of about four
to five judges who review them,” explained
Lehnen. “They go through [the entries], they
have a few things they score the plays for, like
the content, and if they think it’s producible
and possible to put onstage.” The six winners
will each receive a $100 reward.
This season, the six winners include two elementary school students, two middle school
students, and two high school students.
“My play is about a successful filmmaker/
writer who has recently put on a very successful [show] and now he’s under a lot of
pressure to write the sequel,” said 15-year-old
Cameron Walker, one of this year’s KPF winners. “This sort of dark entity comes into his
life to mess things up, and he has to fight that
and fix things, basically.”
According to Lehnen, almost all of the
past festival winners have gone on to pursue
theatre in college. “It was this festival that
gave me the idea to playwright,” said Matthew Konerth, a three-time KPF winner in

Calvert Marine Museum (14200
Solomons Island Rd., Solomons) –
10 to 10:30 a.m., 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Mike Damron

contributing@countytimes.net

August Adult
Programs at Annmarie

Gallery Talk & Petroglyph Workshops

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts
Center in Solomons, Maryland, offers three
great adult art programs this month.
Heroes & Villains Gallery Talk with
artist Terry Quinn
Enjoy one of our monthly gallery talks.
Reservations not required and admission for
the Gallery Talk is free.
The talk will be offered Sunday, August
16, from 1:00-2:30pm. Join Heroes & Villains artist Terry Quinn, a gifted artist and
owner of Solomons Gallery, for a wide ranging discussion of the art of photography.
Terry will discuss how he composes his
award-winning images, what inspires him
as an artist, artistic challenges, and how he
makes a living doing what he loves.
Modern Petroglyphs Drop-In Workshop for Adults
Sunday, August 16, from 2:00-3:00pm
and the advanced class will run from
3:00-4:00pm.
Advance registration is not required. The

In Entertainment

Sea Squirts: Chesapeake ABC

Photo by Taylor DeVille

workshops are included with the price of
admission, members are always free. Each
workshop is designed for different skill levels. Maybe you can experience both!
Workshop # 1 for Adults Some Handson activities you will be experiencing in this
workshop are; stone rubbings, simple printmaking & papermaking.
Workshop # 2 (Advanced) Some Handson activities you will be experiencing in this
advanced workshop are advanced printing,
papermaking & paper casting.
All summer long, AMG Artist-In-Residence, Kevin Sudeith, has been carving
petroglyphs featuring local imagery into
three large boulders along our trails. From
these carvings, he makes heavily embossed
prints using paints and paper pulp. Sudeith
will be demonstrating his carving technique
and leading an advanced drop-in workshop
for adults. Join Kevin for advanced printing,
papermaking and paper casting for adults.
No registration necessary - just drop in!

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his youth, who wrote Twin Beach Players’
last show, Sherlock Holmes and the Most
Amazing Case. “This is where I really found
out that I am a playwright and it’s what I’m
best at.”
KPF helps aspiring playwrights and directors get started cultivating their skills, but it’s
first and foremost a “safe-and-fun-haven”
for kids and teens. “The camaraderie here
is amazing, the teamwork, the friendships,”
said Lehnen. “One of the biggest factors for
my son was that he could come here and be
himself. Everyone can go up there and be
what they want to be.”
The remaining performances of the 10th
Annual Kids’ Playwriting Festival will be
held August 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and August 9 at
3 p.m. at the North Beach Boys and Girls Club
(9021 Dayton Ave., North Beach). Tickets are
$10 for general admission and $5 for students,
seniors, or Twin Beach members. For more
information or to order tickets, visit www.
twinbeachplayers.com/kids-playwright.
If you can’t make it to the festival, join the
Twin Beach Players for their fall production
of “The Island of Dr. Moreau”. Auditions are
August 23 and 24. See their website for more
details.

Entertainment

Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd,
Dowell) – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Karaoke with DJ Tommy T &
Friends
Applebee’s (45480 Miramar Way,
California) – 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Sunday, August 16
St. George Catholic Church Crab
Cake Dinner
St. George Catholic Church (19197
St. George’s Church Rd., Valley
Lee) – 12 to 5 p.m.

Friday, August 14
Free Wine & Beer Tasting at
Guenther’s
Guenther’s Fine Wine & Spirits
(25470 Point Lookout Rd,
Leonardtown) – 5 to 8 p.m.

Crafts and Campfire on the
Beach
North Beach (9036 Bay Ave, North
Beach) – 6:30 p.m.

Shegogue, Previti, and Hart
The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach) – 7:30 to
10 p.m.

Mike Starkey Band
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd,
Dowell) – 8 to 11 p.m.

Saturday, August 15
Movie on the Beach: Stuart Little
North Beach (9036 Bay Ave, North
Beach) – Dusk

Pig Roast and Country Dance
with Country Memories Band
Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue
Squad (755 Solomons Island Rd.,
Prince Frederick) – 5 to 11 p.m.

Jim Ritter and the Creole Gumbo
Jazz Band
The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach) –
7:30 to 10 p.m.

Modern Petroglyphs Drop-In
Workshops
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts
Center (13480 Dowell Rd., Dowell)
– 1 to 4 p.m.

Monday, August 17
Pizza & Pint Night
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd,
Dowell) – 4 to 7 p.m.

Team Trivia
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd,
Dowell) – 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 18
Burger & Pint
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd,
Dowell) – 4 to 7 p.m.

Team Feud
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd,
Dowell) – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 19
Eco-Explorations
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts
Center (13480 Dowell Rd., Dowell)
– 10 to 11 a.m.

Open Mic Night with Stephen
Nelson
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd,
Dowell) – 6 to 10 p.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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August, Month Long

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Calendar

Early Women in Architecture
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum,
10515 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard- 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
The Women in Architecture Committee of
the American Institute of Architects of Baltimore, in collaboration with the Baltimore
Architecture Foundation and Morgan State
University, researched early women who
contributed to architecture in Maryland.
Their findings are presented in a traveling
exhibit that will be on display in the visitor
center at Jefferson Patterson Park and
Museum, July 1 through August 29. The
exhibit is free and open to the public. For
more information, call 410-586-8501 or
visit www.jefpat.org
Indian Village Exploration
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum,
10515 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard- 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
Spend Saturday exploring the Indian
Village at Jefferson Patterson Park and
Museum. Join staff and volunteers as they
explain native life of Woodland Indians.
Activities may include flintknapping (stone
tools) and fire making. It runs from May 9
to November 7. For more information, call
410-586-8501 or visit www.jefpat.org.
“Opposites Attract” Art Show

North End Gallery, 41652 Fenwick St., Leonard-

town- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Do opposites attract? Visit the North
End Gallery in Leonardtown for dynamic
artworks created to illustrate the concept
in action. “Opposites Attract” runs August
4 through September 27. The First Friday
Reception for “Opposites Attract” will be
held August 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Remember
to enter the Mystery Box drawing for a
chance to win an original piece of art. The
winner will be announced at the end of
the First Friday reception; no need to be
present to win. For additional information,
call the gallery at 301-475-3130 or visit its
website at www.northendgallery.org.

“Modern Petroglyphs” Public Art Project
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center,
13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons- 10 a.m. to
4 p.m.
We are announcing the 2015 Summer
Public Art Project, created by Kevin
Sudeith entitled Modern Petroglyphs. The
public art project will run through August
30. Participation is included with price of
site admission. For more information, call
410-326-4640 or visit annmariegarden.
org.
“Picto-Pebbles” Public Art Project
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center,
13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons- 10 a.m. to
4 p.m.
Do you know the difference between a
hieroglyph, a petroglyph, a pictograph,
and logogram? Visit our Summer Public
Art Project table, just off the Hungerford
Patio, and learn the difference. Once you
have mastered the differences, paint your
own Picto-Pebble with an image that
represents your hometown. The public art
project will run through August 30, 2015.
Visitors of all ages are invited to join in the
Summer Public Art Project from 10 am to
4 pm daily. Participation is included with
price of site admission.

“Kaleidoscope”
Artworks@7th, 9100 Bay Ave., Thurs.,
Sat., Sun.: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Fri.: 11 a.m.
to 9 p.m.

August at Artworks@7th will feature a
“Collidescope” of creativity and color as
a trio of our talented artists present their
latest works. Jen Poteet, Mickey Kunkle,
and Diana Manchak will combine their
varied and unique artistry to present a
show that will provide a little something
for everyone. Come join us for the show’s
opening reception on Saturday, it’s free!  If
you can’t make the reception, then come
by any other time during our normal business hours, the show will be up July 30
through August 30.
Hours are Thursday, Saturday, and
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday’s
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Contact us at
410-286-5278 or visit our website at www.
artworksat7th.com or our Facebook page
at www.facebook.com/Artworkat7th.
Thursday, August 13
Business After Hours- Hosted by
BAIS2, LLC

Chesapeake Beach Resort Spa, 4165
Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach- 5:30 to
7 p.m.

Join us for music, drinks, and hors
d’oeuvres right beside the bay. As a special treat, the Bruce and the USA band will
start playing at 6:45 p.m. All attendees will
get free admission to the concert courtesy
of BAIS2! Please register as a courtesy to
the host. For more information, visit, www.
chesapeakebeachresortspa.com.
2nd Annual Senior Carnival Day
Mt. Hope Community Center, 104 Pushaw
Station Rd., Sunderland- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Loving Care Senior Services, Inc. will host
its 2nd Annual Senior Carnival Day! This
event is for the seniors of our community to come out for FREE food, carnival
games, prizes and lots of fun! There is no
cost for this event. For more information,
call 443-975-7628.
Government Affairs Committee Meeting
Calvert County Chamber of Commerce,
120 Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick- 2
p.m.
Regularly scheduled meeting of the
Government Affairs Committee. For more
information, call 410-535-2577.
Friday, August 14
Crafts & Campfire on the Beach
North Beach, 9036 Bay Ave., North Beach6:30 p.m.
May through September, gather on the
beach for story-telling and special treats!
And the best part…it’s FREE! For more information, call 301-855-6681 or visit www.
northbeachmd.org.
Saturday, August 15
Catching Up On History
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum,
10515 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard- 1 to 4
p.m.
1 to 2:45 p.m. Experience the thrill of
working together to engineer a tool useful for survival made only of resources
available to Native people. After learning
a few tips from history, participants will
be free to try out their inventions. 3 to 4
p.m. Using only resources available at the
park, we will make toys and decoys out
of cattails, the way native people used to.
Meet at the Jefferson Patterson Park and
Museum Visitor Center. All ages welcome,
but we will be near the water so, please
take this into consideration. Cost is $5.
Registration required. For more informa-

Thursday, August 13, 2015

To submit your event listing to go in our Community Calendar,
please email news@countytimes.net with the listing details by
12 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to our Thursday publication.
tion, call 410-586-8501 or visit www.
jefpat.org.
Pig Roast and Band
Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Squad,
755 Solomons Island Rd. South, Prince
Frederick- Roast: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Band: 7
to 11 p.m.
Come and join us at our country dance
with the “Country Memories” Band. $15/
person or $25/couple. B.Y.O.B. Refreshments will be available.
Movie on the Beach

North Beach, 9036 Bay Ave., North BeachDusk

Movies on the Beach is a local favorite;
visitors are always welcome! This week
Stuart Little will be shown. The movies
on the beach are projected onto a large,
inflatable screen in the sand. Bring your
beach chair or blanket and get comfy on
the beach! And the best part is, it’s FREE!
Fossil Field Experience
Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons
Island Road, Solomons- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Go to a local beach with a trained educator to search for fossils. Get a special tour
of the fossil hall. For ages 8 and up. Preregistration required, $20 per person and
includes museum admission. Space is
limited. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 or visit
calvertmarinemuseum.com.
Dee of St. Mary’s Public Sail
Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons
Island Road, Solomons- 2 to 4 p.m.
With special guest Captain Jackie Russell.
Sail on board the skipjack Dee leaving
from the museum dock with Captain Jack
sharing his stories about life as a waterman. Fee is $25 for ages 13 and up, $15
for children 8 to 12. No children under
8 please. Preregistration required, call
410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register or visit
calvertmarinemuseum.com. Seating is
limited.
Sunday, August 16
Calvert Artist Guild Annual Pot-Luck
Meeting
Solomons Asbury ClubHouse, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons- 2 to 6 p.m.
Please join the Calvert Artists’ Guild for
our annual pot-luck meeting. We will have
a brief business meeting to discuss the
PRAD Show and then join Brenda Belfield
for a talk on the “Journey To Abstraction”.
Artists and guests will see signs at Asbury
directing all to the parking area. Members,
please bring a potluck dish. Bottled water
and sodas are suggested as well as main
dishes, finger foods, salads. Free to the
public. For additional information, please
contact Peggy Hovermale, 301-593-2950
pjhovermale1@yahoo.com, or Gerry Wood
at gbwood2@verizon.net, 301 863- 9663.
Monday, August 17
CSM Fall Production Auditions
College of Southern Maryland, La Plata
Campus, Fine Arts Building, Theatre, 8730
Mitchell Road, La Plata- 6 to 8 p.m.
CSM is holding auditions for its fall productions, including Main Stage Theatre’s
“Oliver!” Children’s Theatre’s “Alexander,
Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to
Move” and Cause Theatre’s “The Bright
Blue Mailbox Suicide Note.” Performers
should prepare a one-minute monologue,
16 bars of music and be ready to dance.
For information, contact Keith Hight at
HHight@csmd.edu or 301-934-7827.

Zumba Class
Dunkirk Fire Department, 3170 W Ward
Rd., Dunkirk- 7 p.m.
This class is Zumba Gold Toning - a
dance/fitness program specifically designed for the beginner that allows you to
move at your own pace while working with
light weights. No experience is necessary. This class will be held on the ground
floor through the rear parking lot. Drop in
fee is only $5, with greater discounts on
multi-class passes. For more info, email
Zumbabonnie@comcast.net.
Tuesday, August 18
Leadshare Meeting

Calvert County Chamber of Commerce,
120 Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick8:30 a.m.
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
The meeting is located in the Chamber
Office. For more information visit www.
calvertchamber.org.
Hands Across Our Land
Email for location- 6:30 p.m.
Calvert Citizens for a Healthy Community
(CCHC) is hosting Hands Across Our
Land, an action of solidarity with communities facing fracked gas infrastructure.
Show your hands, raised high and clasped
in unity with each other! A confirmation
of our commitment to stop the fracking, pipelines, compressor stations and
everything else that gives Dominion’s
export plans a reason to exist. Our hands
will be linked at the same time as our allies
across our affected states. We will photograph our action, send press releases
and share, share share. Wear your We Are
Cove Point t-shirt! Shirts available at the
event for $20 donation. Questions? Email
Leslie Garcia at covepointherd@yahoo.
com
Non-Profit Alliance Meeting
Calvert County Chamber of Commerce,
120 Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick9:45 a.m.
The Calvert County Chamber of Commerce has formed the Chamber Non Profit
Alliance. The Non Profit Alliance offers
those in this vital sector the opportunity to
make a more impactful difference together
than they already do individually. Members
will share best practices about fundraising,
volunteer recruitment and retention and
budgeting. As a group they will coordinate
goals and better pursue limited resources
while gaining access to a database of
those resources. Meets the 3rd Tuesday
of each month. The meeting is located in
the Chamber Office. For more information visit www.calvertchamber.org.
Wednesday, August 19
Women’s Democratic Club Monthly
Meeting
Adam’s, The Place for Ribs, 2200
Solomons Island Rd. S, Prince Fredericknoon
Meets each month usually on the second
Wednesday evening at a restaurant in the
county. For further information, contact
the club’s president, Marie Duffield, at
443-624-8864.
Sea Squirts: Chesapeake ABC
Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons- 10 to
10:30 a.m. or 11 to 11:30 a.m.
A free drop-in program for children
18-months to 3 years and their caregivers.

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August, Month Long

Friday, Aug. 14

Artist: Joshua Owen; Medium: Acrylic
Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch,
3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach
Artist’s statement: I didn’t have anything
in mind when I started putting together
this show. However, being a Pollock
fan I dripped and splattered my way
through it

• 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.

Saturday, Aug. 15

Thursday, Aug. 13
• Lego Mania
Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch,
3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach
– 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Kindergarten - 5th graders join us for
more building fun at Lego Mania! Hear
a story, build awesome Lego creations,
and share them with your friends! No
registration required—drop in and bring
a friend! Legos provided by Calvert
Library.
• Lego Mania
Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch,
3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach
– 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Kindergarten - 5th graders join us for
more building fun at Lego Mania! Hear
a story, build awesome Lego creations,
and share them with your friends! No
registration required—drop in and bring
a friend.

• Brain Games: Mahjongg, Scrabble
& more
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way – noon 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.

Monday, Aug. 17
• Books & Toys
Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920
H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to
11 a.m.
The Book of Unknown Americans by
Cristina Henriquez. Moms, parents,
caregivers and your tots! Book club for
mom, playtime for kids!
• Calvert Eats Local
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Encourage local agriculture, discover

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ways to eat locally, and share resources,
energy, and good ideas for great food!

Tuesday, Aug. 18
• Drop-in Computer Coding
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Have fun learning the languages of
computers. It’s fun, It’s easy. Younger
children will need the help of an adult.
• Flying Needles
Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920
H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 6 to
9 p.m.
Knitting, crocheting and portable crafting group open to anyone wanting to
join in and share talents, crafting time or
learn a new skill.
• Book Discussion & Meet the Author
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m.
“Lady of Ashes” by Christina Trent. In
1861 London, Violet Morgan is struggling to establish a good reputation
for the undertaking business that her
husband has largely abandoned. Unbeknownst to his wife, Graham, who has
nursed a hatred of America since his
grandfather soldiered for Great Britain in
the War of 1812, becomes involved in a
scheme to sell arms to the South. The
author will attend this book discussion.

Events

Friday, Aug. 21

• 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.
• An Evening of Minecraft for Teens &
Tweens
Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch,
3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach
– 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Play Minecraft on our computers while
the library is closed to other customers.
Please register.

Tuesday, Aug. 25
• Drop-in Computer Coding
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Have fun learning the languages of
computers. It’s fun, It’s easy. Younger
children will need the help of an adult.
• Flying Needles
Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920
H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 6 to
9 p.m.
Knitting, crocheting and portable crafting group open to anyone wanting to
join in and share talents, crafting time or
learn a new skill.

From my Backyard to our Bay
A St. Mary’s County Resident’s 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.
Mary’s 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.
Mary’s 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.
Maryland’s 2.5 million acres of forest,
most of it privately owned, cover approximately 42% of its land area. St.
Mary’s County’s 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. Mary’s Soil
Conservation District and St. Mary’s
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.

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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 week’s 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. Mary’s
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
Neighborhood…Be the First
to be Certified Bay-Wise!

Games

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Games

CLUES ACROSS

1. Molten rocks
7. More (Spanish)
10. Artists’ workrooms
12. Radiant light around an
object
13. More threadbare
14. Moses’ elder brother
15. Become aware of
16. Exclamation of relief
17. Swiss river
18. Mimics
19. Colored fabric
21. A bunch of bills
22. Despised
27. “Today’s” Roker
28. “Twilight Zone” host
33. Three-toed sloth
34. Actor
36. Lawyer’s organization
37. Maldives capital
38. In bed
39. Wedgelike metal
fastener
40. Winglike structures
41. Mesoamerican resin

44. Glasses
45. Green
48. Large South American
burrowing rodent
49. Shoulder blades
50. Noah’s boat
51. A female ogre

CLUES DOWN

1. Unkind
2. Vestments
3. A derisive remark
4. Japanese apricot
5. They __
6. Soviet Socialists
Republics
7. Arad river
8. Lined up one beside
another
9. Diego, Francisco or
Anselmo
10. One who analyzes
metals
11. To that place
12. Expressed pleasure
14. Fills with horror

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17. Find a sum
18. Cognizant
20. Female making debut
in society
23. Members of U.S.
Navy
24. A group of three
25. And, Latin
26. Fall back time
29. What was that?
30. Inches per minute (abbr.)
31. American/Canadian
falls
32. North Palestine region
35. Bird beak
36. Manila hemp
38. Smart
40. Three-banded armadillo
41. Short cloak
42. Scops owl genus
43. 100 = 1 afghani
44. A health resort
45. Equal, prefix
46. Microgram
47. Make imperfect

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