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Thursday, August 13, 2015

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Training, Medication
To Combat Overdoses
Available To Residents
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
As the county continues to battle the
growing abuse of heroin and opioids on
the streets of St. Marys, a medicine that
has already saved lives, naloxone, is
available to residents who attend a twohour training course in its use.
County Health Office Meena Brewster said that a little more than 60 county
residents have taken the training course
from the health department to administer the drug, also known as narcan,
that acts to bring a victim of an opioid
heroin overdose out of their stupor.
The key, she said, was to get the victim breathing again. Naloxone, once administered, knocked opiates away from
receptors in the brain and then acted as
a blocking agent to ensure that opiates
did not reattach to those receptors.
Once the opiates were removed from
the receptors, the victim should begin
to regain consciousness within a few
minutes. The reason a drug overdose
of opiates caused death was because it
depressed bodily functions, including
critical respiration, and cut off precious oxygenated blood to the brain and
organs.
Currently the deputies serving with
the sheriffs office have received the
training to successfully administer the
naloxone, Brewster said, and the health
department is working on getting all

county firefighters certified to use it.


Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron said
deputies have used it frequently to save
lives, once using the medicine as many
as five times in a two-week period.
Its tremendous, the impact its had
on our community, Brewster said of
the naloxone.
The naloxone comes in a small syringe that is assembled just before its
delivery to the victim; the tip of the syringe is not a needle, but a foam cone
that is inserted into each nostril with a
dose of the drug scattered into a mist.
The drug takes affect within minutes
by adhering to the mucus membrane
and entering the victim; naloxone can
also be administered via an intravenous
or intramuscular injection, but those
are currently unavailable through the
health department.
The dosages are given to residents for
free once they are trained and certified
and are paid for by grant money.
Naloxone only works to reverse opioid overdoses, Brewster said, and is
safe for pregnant women and children.
Signs of opioid overdose include loud
gurgling or snoring, limp body, pale
and clammy skin, bluish lips and fingertips and a slow or erratic pulse.
Shallow breathing is also a key sign
of an opioid overdose.
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Metropolitan
Commission Names
New Executive Director
Following a nationwide search, the
St. Marys County Metropolitan Commission Board of Commissioners has
selected Mr. Scott Bundy as the new
Executive Director of the Metropolitan Commission effective August 31,
2015. Mr. Bundy has over 25 years of
executive experience with expertise
in critical infrastructure management,
operations and project management,
personnel management, and financial
planning and budgeting. In addition,
he has extensive experience working
with various federal and state agencies
as well as elected officials and multiple
stakeholders. Currently, Mr. Bundy
is the Utilities Director for the City of
Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he directs a department of 140 employees
with multiple functions including water and wastewater services. Mr. Bundys professional achievements include

implementation of a plan to maximize


lost revenue streams as well as realigning customer and emergency call procedures to improve service levels for
the Hot Springs Utility Department.
While serving as the Executive Director of the Jackson, New Jersey Township Municipal Utility Authority, Mr.
Bundy streamlined the design of their
new water treatment plant resulting in
a drastic reduction of capital costs and
restructured the Authoritys investment
portfolio increasing annual revenues by
over $180,000. Mr. Bundy holds a BS in
Organizational Management from Nyack College as well as an AAS in Civil
Engineering Technology and an AA in
Business Administration, both from
Ocean County College, Toms River,
New Jersey.
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Great Big Home Expo


From stuffed ham to
beds, pools, appliances,
and everything else a
homeowner could need,
everything was represented at the Great Big Home
Show held at the Hollywood Firehouse on Aug.
8 and 9.

Photos by Sharon Carson

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hospital Outpatient Lab


Services Relocated to
Outpatient Pavilion
Patients who arrive at MedStar St.
Marys Hospital for outpatient lab work
will now report to the Outpatient Pavilion on campus instead of the current
laboratory located in the main hospital.
A private registration office for the
Outpatient Pavilion Laboratory Center is located on the ground floor of the
Pavilion adjacent to the Imaging Suite,
with a lab draw area on the second floor
across from the elevators. Appointments are not necessary for general
blood testing, however, an appointment
is required for glucose tolerance tests,
semen analysis and DNA testing.
For LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics

services, patients may visit the hospitals three satellite laboratory locations
throughout the county: the St. Marys
Medical Center in Charlotte Hall, the
Chesapeake Charter School in Great
Mills, or the Belmont Building in
Leonardtown.
Outpatient
Pavilion
Laboratory Center hours are 7 a.m. to 6
p.m., Monday through Friday, and
7 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. For more
information, visit MedStarStMarys.org
or call 301-475-6133 or 240-434-7497.
Press Release

Human Relations Commission


Meeting Date Change
The Human Relations Commission
Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, August 13 at 4 p.m., will now be held on
Thursday, August 20 at 4 p.m. in the Human Services Conference Room inside
the Potomac Building, 23115 Leonard

Hall Drive, Leonardtown, Maryland.


For more information, please call the
Department of Aging and Human Services at 301-475-4200, extension 1680.
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the company has grown 336 percent, ranking it
on Inc. magazines fastest-growing private U.S.
firms list. VariQs 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. VariQs 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. Were 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

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

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.

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 companys expansion. Founded in 2003, VariQ offers innovative
solutions in cybersecurity, software development, and IT infrastructure to both commercial

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Rockville Cyber Company Plans


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Than 250 New Jobs

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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-Time-Critical 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 off-

site disposal, post-excavation 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. Marys 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:
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Attn: Connie Hempel 22268 Cedar
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209 Patuxent River MD 20670-1154

U.S. EPA Region III


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excluding federal holidays.
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Nonprofit Institute
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Community
Opportunities
at Volunteer
Southern Maryland
The Nonprofit Institute at
the College of Southern Maryland has expanded its support
of the communitys 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.
Im 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. Marys
County Nonprofit Institute.
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Partners can create an account, post opportunities for
events or ongoing needs, and
track volunteer hours. Provid-

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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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Sunset on the Potomac River


It had been a beautiful mid-summer
day, one of those warm, slow moving
days; the kind that brings back memories
of your childhood when summers would
last forever. I had spent most of the day
puttering around the house and thinking
how wonderful it would be to spend some
time in my boat on the Potomac, drifting
with the breeze and casting a line for a few
perch. By the time I finally decided that
being landlocked in my back yard was a
terrible sentence for an innocent man, it
was 5:30 in the afternoon. I decided to
hitch up my ancient runabout and head for
the river. As I drove the few miles from
my home to the ramp on Paul Ellis Road,
my mind carried me back to other summer
days so happily spent alone on the river,
just me and my trusty runabout, in silence
on that wonderful body of water. In short
order I arrived at the ramp and was on my
way to the West end of Saint Catherines
Island. Small waves were breaking against
the stone riprap that lined the shore of the
island and their methodic beat brought a
gentle calming to my consciousness. I
turned the motor off and immediately the
gentle breeze took control of the boats position and I drifted slowly back toward the
mainland shoreline. The next few hours
were passed catching and releasing perch
and watching the seagulls dive for baitfish
that had schooled in the channel between
the island and the mainland. I could not
believe that on such a beautiful day that I
was the only boat in the channel. The sun
slowly made its way closer and closer to the
horizon and the nearer it came to setting,
the larger it seemed to get. When it finally

touched the horizon, I had been watching


its slow but resolute journey like a man
watching an hourglass. The sands of time
were running out on the final rays that it
would cast upon the most tranquil setting I
had witnessed on the river for many days.
The huge orange ball dipped further and
further until its very top disappeared and
left me in the light of dusk. All of this had
occurred in total silence and I had watched
it all sitting on the covered bow of my ancient runabout. I had been mesmerized by
the same beauty that man had witnessed
since the beginning of time, and time had
done little to alter its appearance over the
eons since its birth. I sat there completely
enthralled and contemplated what I had
just witnessed. I just wanted a few more
moments to absorb the serenity of my environment and I wished that I could relive the
last half-hour of my life again. Nature had
done its best to impress me with its splendor and now the moment was gone. The
beauty of the sunset was awesome, something that is indelibly etched in my mind
even though there have been many sunsets
since that special day. Sometimes when
my mind is troubled and I think I cant take
any more of the daily hassle, I let my mind
drift away to that tranquil day on the river.
I am alone, enjoying the gentle rocking of
my ancient runabout with the setting sun
casting a warm glow across a smile that has
just parted my lips. I relive those tranquil
moments in my mind again and my soul is
truly at peace.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

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Police Looking For


Murder Suspect, Alleged
Home Invasion Suspects Accomplices Indicted

By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer

Detectives with the Marland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division are
on the hunt for two people suspected in a
home invasion and assault that took place
in the early morning hours of August 9.
Police say that they responded to the
2100 block of Dana Court in Lexington
Park at about 12:30 a.m. to find that a
47-year-old female and 61-year-old male
had been assaulted by an unknown pair
of assailants who had forced their way
into the home.
According to the police, the pair, a

male and female, dressed all in black assaulted the female and took items from
the trailer and fled in a white SUV dating back to either the late 1980s or early
1990s.
The male victim was not injured but
the female victim was treated and released at a local hospital.
Anyone with information about the
home invasion is asked to call Trooper
First Class Rhett Jackson at 301-4758955 or 410-535-1400.
guyleonard@countytimes.net

Calvert Man Caught in St.


Marys Underage Sex Sting

By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
A man convicted of and sentenced
to incarceration for having sex with an
underage female nine years ago in St.
Marys County has pleaded guilty in federal court for trying to entice a person he
believed was 15 years old while on-line
into having sex with him.
Nicholas Edward Seskar, 41, of Lusby
was actually communicating on Facebook with an undercover St. Marys
County sheriffs deputy posing as a
young girl named Tiffany, according
to Seskars plea agreement with the U.S.
Attorneys Office.
The investigation took place back in
March in which Seskar, a registered sex
offender, carried on an on-line conversation with Tiffany that escalated in the
graphic nature of sexual discussion and
included plans to meet with the subject

to have sex with her.


Seskar arranged to meet with the undercover officer April 2, his plea agreement states, and even admitted on-line
that he had had sex with a 15-year-old
girl when he was 30.
Seskar was arrested that same day
with a cell phone he used to communicate on-line with the undercover officer;
he waived his Miranda rights, prosecutors said, and admitted to arresting officers that he screwed up and sent a
lot of explicit stuff that I wanted to do.
Seskar admitted, also, to sending a
sexually explicit picture of himself to
the undercover officer, according to his
plea agreement.
Seskar will likely be sentenced to 15
years in prison and is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 15, according to federal
authorities.

By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
A St. Marys County Grand Jury has
indicted the main suspect in a Mechanicsville shooting that led to the killing
of Cody Michael Lacey last month at a
house party on Lavender Lane.
Alan Michael Rangel, 21, remains
incarcerated on charges of first-degree
murder but also faces an attempted
first-degree murder charge for firing on
another man at the party who was not
wounded.
Rangel was also indicted on three
counts of first-degree assault on three
other people at the party.
According to charging documents filed
against Rangel in county District Court,
numerous witnesses at the party on Lavender Lane gave matching descriptions
of the shooter, later identified as Rangel,
who fired several shots into the air after a
fight broke out on the property.
This black male proceeded to point
the handgun he was discharging at the
crowd of party attendants and fired
several more shots, court papers read.
After the black male started discharging
the firearm into the crowd the witnesses
observed the victim fall to the ground
and one witness heard the acknowledge
he had been shot.

Rangel fled the scene with another


party-goer, identified as Ronald Linzell
Scruggs, Jr., Scruggs later admitted to
police in an interview that he was there
during the shooting and told police that
Rangel had fired off some shots in the
air and some shots that went somewhere
else at the residence.
Three others have been indicted along
with Rangel in Laceys killing.
Both Wade Joshua Braithwaite and
Demetrius Jose Burks-Jeffrey, 22 face
charges of being first-and-second-degree
accessories to murder after the fact.
When police raided a residence shortly
after the killing July 25 they found both
men with a gun and ammunition that appeared to match the shell casings found
at the scene.
Both men fled with Rangel, immediately following the shooting, court papers
stated.
Also indicted for being an accessory
after the fact was Amanda Raye Hartman 24, who is alleged to have used her
vehicle drive Rangel out of the county to
various points throughout the state but
U.S. Marshals found Rangel in Jessup
two days after the shooting and returned
him to St. Marys County.
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Attorney at Law

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VICE/NARCOTICS BLOTTER

Laffan Xavier Price (Age 58


of Leonardtown) was indicted
and charged with Possession
of Heroin with the Intent to
Distribute.
Alehandro Jerry Brown aka
Al Brown (Age 42 of Lexington Park) was arrested by Vice/
Narcotics detectives on several open warrants related to
outstanding drug distribution
charges as well as Failure to
Appear for a Violation of Probation. When Suspect Brown
was arrested, detectives recovered cocaine and a digital scale
covered in cocaine residue. Additional charges are pending a
review with States Attorney
Richard D. Fritz.
Vice/Narcotics
detectives
identified William Lamont
Barnes (Age 32 of Lexington Park) as a distributor of
cocaine. A search and seizure warrant was obtained for
Barnes residence and it was
executed with the assistance of
the St. Marys County Emergency Services Team, Vice/

Price

Brown

Barnes

Trefelner

Narcotics Support Team members and


K-9 deputies. Recovered from inside
the home were cocaine and a digital
scale. Suspect Barnes is currently on
federal probation related to drug distribution charges and detectives have
notified the Federal Probation Office
in Greenbelt, Maryland of his arrest.
Additional charges are pending a review with States Attorney Richard D.
Fritz.
John Francis Trefelner (Age 21 of
Roseville, Michigan) was indicted and
charged with Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute.
Carey Holmes Bowen (Age 38 of
Lexington Park) was arrested for
Distribution of Suboxone. Additionally, she was served several open Circuit Court warrants for failure to appear on other pending cases.
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of Vice/Narcotics, at 301-475-4200
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Obituaries

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The County Times runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes


and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to
news@countytimes.net after noon on Mondays may run in the following weeks edition.

Daniel Burdett Greene, 74


Daniel Burdett Greene, 74, of Lexington Park, Md., died peacefully at his home
on Aug. 7, surrounded by his family. He
was born on June 26, 1941 in Long Island,
N.Y. to the late Stanley and Betty Burdett
Greene.
Mr. Greene graduated from Syracuse
University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Forestry. He served in the Peace
Corp in Kenya for two years. He was employed for over 15 years by the Maryland
Parks and Planning Board, which included
construction of the Largo Childrens Park.
He also worked as a dock master, in real estate and as a funeral coordinator. He taught
nutrition and spirituality to patients in a
substance abuse treatment program.
Mr. Greene was a man of many skills and
had an unusual zest for life and love of nature. He always saw the positive and rarely
the negative. He dearly treasured his wife
and all his family. His next greatest love
was basketball. He was acknowledged as
the number one fan of the St. Marys College mens basketball team. He played noon
basketball up until age 72 at St. Marys College. He loved boating, which included

Polly Barber, 91
Polly Barber, 91, died
peacefully at her home in
St. Marys City, Md. on July
29.
Polly was a long time resident of St. Marys County
born in Leonardtown in
1924 to Mary Combs Burch
and Philip Ford Combs . She graduated
from Great Mills High School in 1942 and
then St. Marys Female Seminary, now St.
Marys College of Maryland. She met her
husband Emory, who predeceased her, in
Yugoslavia where both were working for
the State Department following WWII. After working and traveling in Europe they returned to the US to raise their family and in
1959 permanently returned to the County.
During their 47 years of marriage Polly and
Emory took great joy in traveling and entertaining and were known as gracious hosts.
They lived in 2 historic homes in St. Marys
County, Porto Bello and Deep Falls where
they often welcomed family, friends and
County residents.
In 1972 she became the first Director
of the St. Marys City Commission, now
known as Historic St. Marys City. During her tenure the boundaries of the historic
park were established, the archaeological
research program begun, and a replica of
the Dove, one of the first 2 European ships
to arrive in the colony of Maryland, was
designed, funded and built at what is now
the Richardson Shipyard in Cambridge,

William Benny Thompson


August 8, 1948 April 10, 2015

Thinking of you on your Birthday


Love, Mary & Family

Sara Jean Jeannie Speer, 56


Sara Jean Jeannie
Speer, 56, passed away,
peacefully, in her sleep on
the evening of July 26.
Jeannie was born June
17, 1959 in Birmingham,
Ala. to welcoming parents,
Walter Thurston Schroeder,
Jr. and Ruth Elizabeth Lansinger Schroeder. Jeannie soon moved to Baltimore, Md.
and welcomed sister, Linda Diane.
The family moved to St. Marys County
in the summer of 1974 to the Spring Ridge
area and she lived in St. Marys County until the time of her passing. She married Robert Michael Speer on the afternoon of Nov.
24, 1976. The new family welcomed their
only child, Mark Anthony, on Friday, May
13, 1977. Jeannie graduated from Great
Mills High School in June of 1977. Jeannie was a gifted artist and started working
for government contractors as a drafter and
Auto Cad technician. She worked full time

and took classes at the College of Southern


Maryland to receive her Associates degree
in 1988. The latter part of her career she
was project manager who oversaw, and was
instrumental in, the installation of the fiber
optic system at Pax River NAS. Her only
grandchild, Lillian Elizabeth Speer, was
born on July 9, 2002. She always said being a grandmother was the best thing that
ever happened to her. Diagnosed in 2007,
Jeannie fought a long and courageous battle
with Ovarian Cancer- living far beyond
doctors expectations.
Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister,
Family member and friend, Jeannie will
truly be missed. All that knew her have
been blessed by the presence of a living angel. We all will miss you, Beach Bum.
Jeannie is survived by her son, Mark
Anthony Speer, of California, Md.; sisters,
Linda Diane Lewis, of Lakeland, Fla., Geraldine Poole, of Sykesville, Md., and Mary
Ellen Hickman, of Baltimore, Md.; granddaughter, Lillian Elizabeth Speer. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by
her brothers, Steve and Gary Schroeder.
Family received friends for Jeannies
Life Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 8, from
12 to 1 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home,
22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Md.
20650 with a Memorial Service at 1 p.m.
Interment was private.
Memorial contributions may be made
to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14
Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1710, New York,
N.Y. 10122.
Condolences may be made to www.
brinsfieldfuneral.com
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral
Home, P.A.

Md. After leaving the Commission, from


1982 to 1985 she directed the commemorative events surrounding the 350th birthday
party for the state of Maryland which featured events in all Marylands counties and
culminated in a luncheon for the Duke and
Duchess of Kent on the lawn of the replicated State House in St. Marys City and a
celebration with fireworks in the then new
Inner Harbor in Baltimore where a number of tall ships joined the Maryland Dove.
In 2000, she received the Cross Bottony
Award for her service to Historic St. Marys
City.
Polly was an Episcopalian and a dedicated and committed member of the vestries
of St. Georges and Christ Church in Valley Lee and Chaptico, Md. respectively. She
also was President of the St. Marys County
Historical Society, Secretary of the Ark and
Dove Society, actively engaged with developing and strengthening library services,
an active member of the Colonial Dames of
Southern Maryland, and involved in many
other community projects.
Survivors include her 4 sisters (Suzanne
Poe of St. George Island, Md., Corinne
Furst of Doylestown, Penn., Phyllis Daniels
of Pawleys Island, SC, and Margaret Steffen of Easton, Md.), 4 children (Mary Barber of Washington, D.C., Philip Barber of
McLean, Va., Elizabeth Clark of St. Marys
City, Md., and James Barber of Bethesda,
Md.), 7 grandchildren (Marieke von Kann,
Kathryn von Kann, Harry von Kann, Kyle
Barber, Elizabeth Sutphin, Olivia Barber,
and Luke Barber), one great grandchild,
Stuart Sutphin, and many nieces and
nephews.
She was much loved by her family and
friends.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00
a.m., Aug. 7, at St. Georges Episcopal
Church, 19167 Poplar Hill Lane, Valley
Lee, Md. 20692. Interment will follow in
the church cemetery. A funeral lunch will
be held at Polly Barbers home following
the interment. Address and directions may
be found on the Brinsfield Funeral Home
web site.
Condolences may be made at www.
brinsfieldfuneral.com
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral
Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.

Allen Steven Quade,


45, of Avenue, Md. passed
away on Aug.1, at his residence. Born Sept. 9, 1969
in Leonardtown, Md., he
was the son of James Bernard Quade of Avenue,
M and the late Josephine
Amanda Quade.
Allen is also survived by his children;
Stephanie Nichole Cutshall of Greenville,
Tenn. and Kaiden Sebastian Quade of Avenue, Md., siblings; James Michael Quade
of Longs, S.C., Robert Bobby Gordon
Quade of Chaptico, Md. and Cynthia Darlene St. Clair of Chaptico, Md. Allen was
a lifelong resident of St. Marys County
Maryland; he earned his diploma from the
Harry Lunderberg School of Seamanship
and was a Groundskeeper for St. Marys
Parks and Recreation. Allen enjoyed being
outside close to nature, fishing, landscaping
and going to public auctions. He was a lifelong member of the Bucksnort organization.
The family received friends on Friday,
Aug. 7, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the MattingleyGardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, Md.
where a Funeral Service was held at 2 p.m.
Interment will follow in Charles Memorial
Gardens, Leonardtown, Md.
Pallbearers were; Christopher Michael
Coleman, George Martin Owens, Travis
Gordon Quade, and Bailey David St. Clair.
Contributions may be made to the 7th Dist.
Vol. Rescue Squad P.O. Box 7 Avenue, Md.
20609.

touring the Chesapeake Bay with Judy and


Bob, cross country trips including 2 trips
to Italy, fishing and anything to do with
nature. He also loved reading philosophy.
He will leave a hole in the lives of his family, St. Marys College Basketball and his
poker group.
Daniel is survived by his devoted wife,
Barbara Bowman; two sons, Davey Greene
of Gaithersburg and Neil Greene of Springfield, Mass.; two stepsons, Doug Patton of
Indianapolis and Jim Patton of Chandler,
Ariz.; one brother, Dave Greene of Bolton
Landing, N.Y.; and three grandchildren,
Bryce, Poeta and West.
The family received friends for Daniels
Life Celebration on Monday, Aug. 10, from
10 to 11:30 a.m. with remembrances at 11:30
a.m. the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955
Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown, Md. 20650.
Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to
Hospice of St. Marys, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, Md. 20650 or the Carol M. Porto
Treatment Center, P.O. Box 730, Prince
Frederick, Md. 20678.
Condolences may be made to www.
brinsfieldfuneral.com
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral
Home, P.A.

Allen Steven Quade, 45

Rita Porterfield, 89
Rita Porterfield, 89, of
Leonardtown, Md. passed
away on Friday, July 31, at
her residence.
She was born May 22,
1926 in Meadville, Penn.
to the late Dr. Edward
and Mrs. Katherine McCullough Shryock.
Her family moved to Ocala, Fla., when
she was 3 years old. In 1947 she graduated
from Barry College in Miami, Fla. with majors in English and Art. She married John
Walker, Jr. from Ocala and had her only
child, a son, John Walker, III. Rita spent
many years in the work force, retiring from
IBM in 1981.
She came to Southern Maryland area
in 1983, when she married Scott Porterfield. They lived in Piney Point, Md. where
she was an active member of St. Georges
Catholic Church and began many years
of volunteer work. She was a member of
Patuxent Writers Group and has had her
poetry accepted in both St. Marys College
and CSMs publications. She published
two childrens books. She enjoyed playing
bridge and meeting with her friends. She
enjoyed spending time with family and she
loved living on the Potomac River in Piney
Point, Md.
Rita is survived by her son, John Walker and his wife, Patricia Kane Walker; six
grandchildren, Elizabeth Walker, Jennifer
Connolly, Sarah Walker Leard, Maureen
Walker, Joseph Walker and Emily Wardrick; seven great-grandchildren, Kyra,

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The County Times runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes


and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to
news@countytimes.net after noon on Mondays may run in the following weeks edition.

Luna, Lily, Monica, Moselina, Kylie and


Taye. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Scott Porterfield; her sisters, Mary Schaeffer and
Anne Fothergill; and her brother, Edward
Shryock.
Family received friends for Ritas Life
Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 5 to
6 p.m., with a Memorial Service celebrated
at 6 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.,
22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Md.
20650. Interment was private.
Memorial Contributions may be made to
Hospice House of St. Marys, P.O. Box 625,
Leonardtown, Md. 20650.
Condolences to the family may be made
at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral
Home, P.A.

Kevin Joseph Mack, 61


Kevin Joseph Mack, 61
of Mechanicsville, Md.
died Monday, Aug. 3, at his
home surrounded by his
loving family.
He was born on Jan. 4,
1954 in Baltimore, Md. to
the late William Joseph
Mack and Margaret Cecilia Buckmaster
Mack.
Kevin married his long time, loving companion, Catherine Ann Mack in January
2014. Together, they have celebrated many
wonderful years. He was employed as a
Communications Supervisor for the Maryland State Police with 30 years of dedicated
service until his retirement in 2013. He
was an avid reader, and enjoyed history and
current events. He was selfless and always
took care of his coworkers, friends and
family. He had a great sense of humor and
enjoyed playing jokes on people. He was a
Notre Dame fan, and regularly cheered the
Fighting Irish to victory. His family was his
greatest love, especially his grandson.
In addition to his beloved wife, Kevin is
also survived by his step-daughters, Amanda R. Murphy and Dana Marie Helbig, both
of Oakland, Md.; his grandson, Wydonis
Fazenbaker, great friend Eric Strucko,
nephews, cousins and extended family. In
addition to his parents, he is also preceded
in death by his sister, Dawn Martinez.
All services were private.
Condolences to the family may be made
at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral
Home, P.A.

Ann Barbara Annie King, 80


Ann Barbara Annie King, 80, of Lusby, Md., formerly of Mechanicsville, Md.,
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 fifteen 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, Md., Linda
Mercier (Ray) of Asheville, N.C. and Kent

King (Sharon) of Sumter, N.C.; daughter-inlaw, Lori King of Mechanicsville, Md., six
grandchildren; and fourteen 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, Md. 20678.
Condolences to the family may be made
at www.rauschfuneralhomes.com.

Joseph Allen Joe Norris, 85


Joseph Allen Joe Norris, 85, of Avenue,
Md., passed away on Aug. 1, in Callaway,
Md. surrounded by his loving family. Born
on July 26, 1930 in Milestown, Md., he was
the son of the late Mary Eva Downs and
Joseph Irving Norris. Joe was the loving
husband of Helen Marie Norris, whom he
married at Assumption Church in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 27, 1966. Joe is survived
by his son Joseph A. Norris, Jr., (Dawn) of
Waldorf, Md., 2 grandchildren: Jack and
Shelby. Siblings: Teresa Norris, Beth Dixon, brother in laws; Richard Latham, Tom
Latham, and sister in laws; Joy Latham, Jo
Ann Trybus, Sue Latham, and Mabel Norris. He was preceded in death by his brother
Walter Mitchell (Billy) Norris, brother in laws;
Francis Latham, and Doc Dixon. He was a
lifelong St. Marys County, Md. resident and
worked as a carpenter, retiring in 1992. Joseph was a member of the Farm Beaurau and
Holy Angels Church. He enjoyed many years
of fishing gill nets in St. Catherines Sound,
growing and sharing vegetables with his
neighbors, watching nature from his porch,
and spending time with friends and family.
The family received friends on Thursday,
Aug. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. with prayers recited
at 7 p.m. in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral
Home Leonardtown, Md. with Deacon William Kyte. A Mass of Christian Burial was
celebrated on Friday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. in Holy
Angels Church with Father Michael Tietjen
officiating. Pallbearers were: Kevin Norris,
Cecil Norris, Jackson Burton, Tommy Raines,
Shane Potter and Troy Trybus. Honorary
Pallbearers were: Tom Latham, and Richard
Latham. Contributions may be made to Hospice House of St. Marys P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, Md. 20650, and or 7th District Vol.
Rescue Squad P.O. Box 7 Avenue, Md. 20609,
ACTS ( A Community That Shares) P.O. Box
54 Bushwood, Md. 20618.

Bernard Xavier
Bernie Owens, 84
Bernard Xavier Bernie Owens, 84, of
Dameron, Md., formerly
from Leonardtown, Md.,
passed away on July 29 at
his home. Born on Dec.
3, 1930 in Leonardtown,
Md., he was the son of the
late Mary Lillian Pillsbury Owens, and George
W. Owens. Bernard is
survived by his children: Brenda Pipes,
(Tim) of Tampa, Fla., Bud Owens, (Judy),
Pat Cocimano (Tony) , and Susan Sullivan
all of Lexington Park, Md., Tom Owens
(Donna) of Drayden, Md., Phillip Owens
(Heidi) of Tampa, Fla. and Jeanne Owens of Seminole, Okla. Siblings: Alberta

Ridgell, Catherine Pilkerton, Joe Owens,


Janice Ivancik, Harold Owens, Robert
Owens, 18 grandchildren and 22 great
grandchildren. He was preceded in death
by his siblings: George Owens, Ralph
Owens, Jimmy Owens, Mary Lillian Owens, and Josephine Quade. Bernard graduated from Great Mills High School, and he
was a member of the National Guard for 3
years from 1949 to 1952, during his service
he was a sharp shooter, rifle marksman,
and demolition man. Bernard worked as a
farmer and was a lifelong resident of St.
Marys County, Md. He enjoyed gardening, rabbitry, and black walnut processing.
The family received friends on Tuesday,
Aug.4, from 10 to 11 a.m. in St. Michaels
Catholic Church Ridge, Md. A Mass of
Christian burial followed at 11a.m. with
Father Peter Giovanoni officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. In
Lieu of flowers contributions may be made
to St. Michaels School 16567 Point Lookout Road Ridge, Md. 20680.

Joseph Bubba Pilkerton, 38


Joseph Bubba Pilkerton, 38 of Abell, Md.,
passed away on Aug. 8.
Bubba, as he was affectionately called, was a
loving father, brother and
son. He was a fun loving
person, who always tried

to make someone laugh. Bubba was a


devoted father; always wanting the best
for his children. Even though he suffered
from numerous health problems, he was
still trying to better his life.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry V. Pilkerton, just two months
ago.
Bubba is survived by his mother,
Marie K. Pilkerton, of Avenue, Md.;
sister, Cynthia A. Baird, of Avenue,
Md.; daughter, Jazzmyn T. Pilkerton,
of Hughesville, Md.; son, Joseph W.
Pilkerton, of Crosby, Texas, daughter,
Julianna I. Pilkerton, of Crosby, Texas,
daughter, Alexandra M. Pilkerton, of
Crosby, Texas and his cousin and closet
friend, whom he lived with, Joseph L.
Russell.
Family and friends will unite for a
Memorial Service on Monday, Aug.
17. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 12 noon
at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576
Brett Way, Mechanicsville, Md. Interment will be private.
The family has suffered yet another
loss and are devastated. They are asking for monetary donations to help cover
expenses. You may donate directly to
Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home by credit
card or cash (no checks accepted) or go
to the GoFundMe website www.gofundme.com to donate.

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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 medicallyoriented cannabis in St. Marys 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 states
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 wont be finalized until
later this year, according to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commissions
timeline.
Whether such a facility becomes a reality here in Southern Maryland or not,
local law officers say its legality is not
in question.
The law is the law and Im 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.
Its so strictly regulated I dont see
that as a problem, Evans said.
St. Marys 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.

The law is the law


and Im hoping
they play by the
rules and that the
rules are enforced.
Only residents issued with a statemandated 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
tightits expansive in its requirements, Cameron said. Its 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

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opioid overdoses.
Everyone of them said it started with
marijuana, Cameron said.
This informed Camerons 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. Marys were local and
not a corporate entity with few ties or
interests in the community.
If somebodys 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, 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. Marys


County Health Department, said the
data on medical marijuanas effectiveness can be contradictory since the quality of studies conducted varied widely.
There is good data, but not great
data, 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 drugs use by young people is
significant.
According to the states 2013 Youth
Risk Behavior Survey a little over 31
percent of young people in St. Marys
County said they had tried marijuana at
least once in their lifetime.
Southern Maryland Relief LLCs
representative Danielson declined to
comment for this article, but said the
response to her groups intentions are
encouraging.
Most of the feedback were getting is
positive, she said.
In e-mail communications with the
Commissioners of St. Marys County,
Danielson said her motivation to pursue medical marijuana cultivation was
due to her nieces diagnosis of Rett Syndrome, a 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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Catherine Spalding Academy, now an independent Catholic school in Helen, says that
their efforts to reinvigorate the school have
paid off with about 135 students registering
for the upcoming academic year.
Marcos Lindekugel, spokesman for the
board of trustees, which now oversees the
school after the Catholic Archdiocese relinquished control last year, said that the new
enrollment figures surpass last years enrollment of 122.
The communitys been really supportive, Lindekugel said. Everyones looking
forward to what the year will bring.
The board of trustees has continued with
its policy to offer a rate cap on families with
a large number of children, which means
essentially that some students will be subsidized by the overall tuition revenue the
school brings in.
We believe someone who has Catholic
values should be able to afford a Catholic

education, Lindekugel said.


The school has also extended its science,
technology, engineering and mathematics
(STEM) program, he said and renewed its
focus on skills like public speaking.
The school has also instituted a reading
program for younger students that aims to
introduce them to classical literature and
will continue with its after-school computer
programming club.
The schools opening is set to take place
Aug. 26.
Last year parents decided to act when
they learned that the archdiocese was going to close the school for lack of enrollment
and tuition; the quickly formed an activist
group to explore ways to keep the school
open and opted for a board of trustees to operate it as an independent academy that still
adhered to Catholic values.
Under an agreement with the diocese,
the board of trustees was able to retain the
building in Helen for the new academy.
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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!
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 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 Tuesday 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 to 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/
DropinCoding.
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CSM Announces 2015-16 Arts Season

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

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

St. Marys County


CSM Cause Theatre: The Bright Blue
Mailbox Suicide Note. 8 p.m., Oct. 2. College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown
Campus, Building A, Room 206, 22950
Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Jake finds
an unaddressed suicide note in his mailbox
but doesnt know who its from. He goes on
a crusade to find the notes author but instead
stumbles upon a secret he never wanted to
know. $5, all ages. Production may not be
suitable for younger audiences. bxoffc@
csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, http://www.csmd.
edu/Arts/CauseTheatre.html.
CSM Fall Connections Magazine Submission Deadline. Oct. 31. College of Southern
Maryland, all campuses. Authors, poets,
photographers and artists are encouraged
to submit their works for publication in the
CSM Fall Connections Magazine. Reception and reading of published works is 7:30
p.m., Dec. 4. Free. For submission instructions, visit http://www.csmd.edu/connections/ or contact Connections@csmd.edu,
301-934-7864.
CSM Barbershop Concert. 8 p.m., Dec. 11.
College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown
Campus Building A, Room 206, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Southern Mix,
directed by Paul Douglass, is a mens barbershop chorus which rehearses on CSMs La
Plata Campus. They will perform a variety
of holiday and seasonal songs. $5 in advance,
$7 day of event. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-9347828, www.csmd.edu/Arts.
CSM Cause Theatre: My First Time. 8
p.m., Jan. 29. College of Southern Maryland,

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 ensem-

Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room


206, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown.
Four actors share hysterical and heartbreaking stories written by real people about first
sexual experiences. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. $5, all
ages. Production may not be suitable for
younger audiences. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301934-7828, http://csmd.edu/Arts/CauseTheatre.html.
CSM Spring Connections Magazine
Submission Deadline. March 17. College of
Southern Maryland, all campuses. Authors,
poets, photographers and artists are encouraged to submit their works for publication
in the CSM Spring Connections Magazine.
Reception and reading of published works
is 7:30 p.m., May 6. Free. For submission
instructions, visit http://www.csmd.edu/connections/ or contact Connections@csmd.
edu, 301-934-7864.
CSM Latin Ensemble Concert. 2 p.m.,
May 8. College of Southern Maryland,
Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room
206, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown.
CSMs Latin Ensemble Ritmo Cach, directed by Dr. Stephen Johnson, will perform a
concert of Latin American styles in honor of
Mothers Day. $5 in advance, $7 day of event.
bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, www.
csmd.edu/Arts.
CSMs campuses are accessible to patrons
with disabilities. Audio description for the
visually impaired and sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired are available with a minimum two-week advanced
notice. Contact the academic support/ADA
coordinator at 301-934-7614.

ble concerts and recitals, theatrical


events such as the fall musicals Oliver! and Alexander, Whos 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 Theatres
Greater Tuna, Oliver!, and Before
it Hits Home; Childrens Theatres Alexander, Whos Not Not Not Not Not
Not Going to Move, Little Prince and
Spirit of Hispania: Hispanic Tales by
Jules Tasca; and Cause Theatres 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.
html.
In time for the holidays, musical offerings include CSMs 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 CSMs
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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Hospital Foundation Awards


Seven Scholarships

Happy 99th Birthday!

Megan Novak, of Mechanicsville, Md.,


graduated with a Bachelor of Science in
Marine Science. Novak was among approximately 300 candidates for graduation at Coastal Carolina University commencement ceremony on Aug. 8 at the
HTC Center.
A student who graduates with honors
is indicated by the traditional Latin phrases summa cum laude (grade point average
of 4.0), magna cum laude (grade point
average of 3.75 to 3.999) and cum laude
(grade point average of 3.5 to 3.749).
Pam Martin, Ph.D., professor of politics and international relations, delivered
the address, The Value of your Degree
beyond Graduation.
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St. Marys Hospital Foundation was
formed in 1975 and serves as the hospitals
philanthropic arm. The Foundation works
to generate, administer and manage gifts,
grants, bequests and trusts to further enhance
MSMHs excellence as a provider of comprehensive health care services, quality medical
care and clinical research. The Foundation
is governed by a volunteer board of trustees
with elected officers comprised of a crosssection of area businesses, community and
medical leadership.
We are excited to watch these young people grow during their college years and look
forward to welcoming them back to the community after they graduate, said Greb.
Press Release from Medstar
St. Marys Hospital

Megan Novak of Mechanicsville


Graduates from Coastal
Carolina University

Ms. Ann Brunicardi born


on August 9, 1916 moved to
Victory Woods in May 2013.
She is such a sweet friendly
lady and everyone who
knows her loves her. Ms.
Ann just celebrated her 99th
birthday, and hopes to have
many more. Victory Woods
threw her a surprise party on
Friday, August 7th. Approximately 50 people turned out
to wish her well. Her picture
is taken with the Manager,
Lisa Ruetschle, who says
that next year the party will
be even bigger!
Happy Birthday Ann!

Kasey Long of Avenue, Bachelors of Nursing, Towson University


Cassandra Oliver of Hollywood, Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Science/Master
of Science, Misericordia University
The Foundation has been presenting scholarships to area graduates since 2001. This
years scholarships totaled $123,000. Funds
for the scholarships are raised through the
Foundations annual Gala held each November. This years gala will be held Nov. 20
at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Departments Social Hall. More than 100 individuals have received funds through
the program and many former recipients
are currently employees of MedStar St.
Marys Hospital.
The Foundation is thrilled to be awarding these amazing students scholarships
to help begin their healthcare careers,
said Cindy Greb, a St. Marys Hospital
Foundation Board Member and Chair of
the Foundations Scholarship Committee.
We believe supporting these students in
their careers is not only beneficial to them,

utes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach,


S.C. The University offers 67 areas of study
toward the baccalaureate degree and eight
masters degree programs. The University
began offering its first Ph.D. program, in
marine science, in fall 2014.
More than 9,900 students from across the
country and the world interact with a worldclass faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring
cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than
200 student clubs and organizations.
Coastal Carolina University was founded
in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College
and became an independent state university
in 1993.

chemistry/Pharmacy, St. Marys College of


Maryland
Brittany Carr of Mechanicsville, Bachelors of Nursing, Towson University
Breanna Chagnon of Charlotte Hall, Radiology Technician (Associates)
Shanice Cooper of Lexington Park, Bachelors of Nursing, Towson University
Sharon Kerwin of Leonardtown, Bachelors of Nursing, Salisbury University

St. Marys Hospital Foundation recently


awarded seven St. Marys County highschool graduates scholarships to pursue education in the healthcare field. The students
were recognized during a reception held July
28 in the Outpatient Pavilion at MedStar St.
Marys Hospital (MSMH).
The students selected to receive scholarships, their intended majors and colleges are:
Madeleine Beaulieu of Callaway, Bio-

Press Release

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Ni g h t a t th e M u s e u m !

Eject! Eject! Eject!

Out of the Office and Into the Museum!

Bring your friends and co-workers

THURSDAY 20 Aug 2015


1700-2000

Upcoming Third Thursdays:


Were Open Late For
15 Oct
19 Nov
THIRD THURSDAY
17 Dec
Food, Beer, & Wine available for Purchase
Members are always free!
Regular Museum Admission Fees apply,
For more information, please contact PRNAMA at 301-863-1900 or
PRNAMAEVENTSCOMM@gmail.com

Hank Caruso

Southern Maryland Roller


Derby 2015 Fall Bootcamp

Press Release from Southern Maryland


Roller Derby

Renters Tax Credit

Pets of the Week


Olaf & Zac
Olaf is an orange tabby and is almost 4
months old. Zac is a tabby and white and
is a little over 2 months old. They are both
lover boys and purr babies. They both
crawl up on their foster mom's lap for
love. Olaf was born into a large feral cat
colony, but was rescued early enough that
he has been around humans a long time
and is very friendly. Zac was rescued off
the side of the road at a very young age
and is also super friendly. If you would
OLAF
ZAC

like to adopt either one, please fill out


an application at www.feralcatres
cuemd.org and email it to diane@fe
ralcatrescuemd.org.
You can meet them at the Petco in
California on Saturdays and Sundays
between 11 and 3 p.m.
Please contact Feral Cat Rescue to
borrow traps and to inquire about spay
and/or neuter grants if you are feeding
cats outside.

September 1 Deadline is Less Than One Month Away

Qualified renters in Maryland are run


ning out of time to take advantage of avail
able tax credits, just as their home owning
counterparts do. The Renters 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 pro
gram, 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 other
wise 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 didnt re
ceive 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.
Press Release

LIBRARY ITEMS
Southern Maryland JobSource
Mobile Career Center
Lexington Park branch will host the
Southern Maryland JobSource Mobile
Career Center on Wednesday, August 26
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Job seekers can stop
by to get job counseling and resume help,
search for jobs and get registered with the
Maryland Workforce Exchange.
Master Gardeners Plant Clinic
Lexington Park branch will host the
Master Gardeners for a plant clinic on
Tuesday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. Bring your questions about grow
ing vegetables, soil conditions, mystery
insects, invasive weeds, or heirloom

plants and ask a Master Gardener at this


free plant clinic. Stop by the table in the
library lobby with your plant samples and
questions.
Blogging for Beginners
Lexington Park branch will hold a
Blogging for Beginners class on Tues
day, August 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Participants will explore several blog
ging platforms (Wordpress, Tumblr and
Twitter) and learn the basics of designing
and writing a blog. Prerequisites include
the ability to use a mouse. Adult com
puter classes are limited to ages 16 and
up. Registration is required on the library
website, www.stmalib.org.

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and develop new strategies.


SMRD was the first league to
bring the fastest growing sport
in the world, womens 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 ses
sions to teach skaters to be safe and get
them ready for the flat track SMRD is one
of 75 leagues accepted into the Womens
Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice
ship Program, giving our skaters access to
better training and more opportunities to
play outside teams. SMRD is also a 501c(3)
nonprofit organization supported by mem
bers, 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 announce
ment below), interviews and more are
available upon request. Email marketing@
somdrollerderby.org.

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 phas
es. Phase One covers basic skating skills
such as starting, stopping, falling, and skat
ing backwards! Our bootcamp is set to start
Wednesday, September 16th, and will end
on October 7th. There is a ton of informa
tion on our website, w ww.somdrollerderby.
org, just click on the bootcamp tab. It will
give you all the information on the boot
camp 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 competitive and
athletic as skaters further hone their skills

In Our Community

The County Times

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Papa Johns Maryland - Beach Boys Pizza

Business

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The County Times

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Appetizing Avenue
By Emily Charles
Contributing Writer
Family dinners have long been considered a very important bonding time, and
theres no better place to do so than at
Avenue54, a restaurant and catering service located in The Wildewood Villages.
Beginning in 2012, co-owners Daniel
Snydeman and chef Claude Dukes operated Avenue54 as a strictly catering
business, providing food services for
events including birthdays, weddings
and holiday parties, said Snydeman.
My business partner, he has been in
the food business for a while. With his
love of food, and my business side
we wanted to expand and try to go into
the restaurant avenue, he said. After
moving into The Wildewood Villages,
Snydeman and Dukes worked hard to
create a restaurant with a friendly atmosphere, inspired by the kindness and love
of cooking shared with Dukes by his late
mother, who passed away in 2009, according to Avenue54s website. Now, the
restaurant and catering business specializes in southern comfort and soul foods,
some of which are made from old Dukes
family recipes.
A lot of people do like the fried
chicken, fried chicken and meatloaf are

Photos courtesy of the Avenue54 Facebook Page

the specialties, and our mac n cheese,


Snydeman said.
The restaurant, now serving, is planning to have a grand opening in the near
future. Snydeman and Dukes intend to
release a date after renovations within
The Villages have been completed. Be
sure to keep an eye out for the date! Updates regarding events and other hap-

penings at Avenue54 can be found on


the restaurants Facebook page, titled
Avenue54 at The Wildewood Villages
Restaurant & Catering.
If youre looking for a homemade
meal in an amiable atmosphere, be sure
to stop by Avenue54 at 23154 Wetstone
Ln. in California. Hours of operation are
Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30

a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from


10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 8
a.m. to 6 p.m. Avenue 54 is closed Mondays. For more information about Avenue54, call 240-237-8358, visit www.
avenue54llc.com or like their page on
Facebook.
contributing@countytimes.net

From my Backyard to our Bay


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

From My Backyard
to Our Bay was first
developed by the Baltimore
County Soil Conservation
District. From there, the
booklet was given to each
of the Soil Conservations
Districts in the Chesapeake
Bay watershed area for
customization. If the 77
million residents who live in
the watershed area of the
Chesapeake Bay read this
booklet, and took to heart
its suggestions and best
practices, the Chesapeake
Bay would see a dramatic
increase in health. Obtain
a FREE copy of the
booklet by going to the St.
Marys River Watershed
Association, smrwa.org and
downloading it. The booklet
is available from your local
library; Chicken Scratch in
Park Hall; The Greenery
in Hollywood; Good Earth
Natural Food and the St.
Marys Soil Conservation
District in Leonardtown.
Join your local watershed
association and make a
difference for Our Bay!

smrwa.org

The Chesapeake Bay


is threatened
Whats threatening the Bay?

Nitrogen. Phosphorus. Sediment.


These are the major factors responsible
for the decline of water quality in the
Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

that falls on St. Marys County will


make its way to the Bay or one of its
tributaries. Along the way it will pick up
and carry with it the things that we put
on the ground.

Nitrogen and phosphorus are nutrients.


They serve as essential food for living
things, but too much can be lethal to
the Bay. Too many nutrients spawn the
growth of algae that can be toxic to
marine life, pets, and humans. When
those algae die, they remove life-giving
oxygen from the water and create
dead zones where fish, oysters,
clams, and crabs cant live because
they cant breathe.
Sediment is soil that washes into the
Bay when it rains. It clouds the water
and prevents underwater grasses
from growing. These grasses produce
oxygen and provide a place for young
fish and crabs to develop and thrive.

So whos responsible?

Every one of us. Every drop of water

From http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2006/3046/

What can I do?

From My Backyard to Our Bay offers


tips for living in harmony with the Bay.
It explains how you can contribute to
the health of your local watershed,

This is the first in a series of articles that Mary Ann Scott (maryann.scott58@yahoo.com) has adapted from From
My Backyard to Our Bay in the hopes of increasing awareness of the little booklet that could do so much to help
the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Look for the next article in next weeks County Times!

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maintain an environmentally-friendly
lawn, and manage stormwater runoff,
wells, and septic systems all in ways
that will reduce the flow of nutrients and Bay-Wise landscapes
sediment into the Bay.
minimize negative impacts
on our waterways by using
Restoring the Chesapeake Bay smarter lawn management
techniques and gardening
The Chesapeake Bay is a national
practices. The University
treasure that desperately needs our
of Maryland Extension
help. Experts agree that there is only
Master Gardener Bay-Wise
one way to restore the Chesapeake
Bay, and thats one river at a time. But program in St. Marys
County offers hands-on
the problems dont start in the rivers;
help with managing your
they start on the land surrounding the
landscape by providing
rivers their watersheds. You live in a
information, a site visit, and
watershed. We all do. The way we treat landscape certifications.
the land in our watersheds affects the
Our yardstick checklist is
health of our streams, our rivers, and
easy to understand and
ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.
follow, and our team of
trained Master Gardeners
What is a Watershed?
can help guide you
A watershed is all the land area
through it while offering
that drains to a given body of water.
suggestions to improve
Topography (the elevation and the
both the appearance
contour of the land) determines where
and sustainability of your
landscape.
and how fast stormwater runoff will
flow and eventually drain to a surface
Call Now &
water body such as a stream, creek,
Schedule a Visit!
or river. Every resident of St. Marys
301-475-4120
County lives in a watershed that drains
extension.umd.edu/baywise
to the Chesapeake Bay or one of its
Start a Movement in Your
tributaries.
NeighborhoodBe the First
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

The County Times

Kids Rule at MDIR!

Sports

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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 nights
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. Kanes
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 wasnt sure which of us was going to mess up first trying to get
by them, but Brian drove a great
race and Im glad we were able
to get by him and get the win.
A multi grooved surface played
a factor in DeHavens 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. Its
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.
Its 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

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Community
August Month Long

The County Times

Calendar

Skilled Artists and Crafters Wanted for Shop


Craft Guild Shop (26005 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown)- Wednesday
through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Sunday; noon to 5 p.m.
The Craft Guild of St. Marys
County is looking for skilled artists
and crafters to join the cooperative
of juried members who volunteer
their time to operate the shop. The
Guild is looking for a variety of local handmade items, including refinished furniture, to continue its
tradition of promoting artists and
American-made products. As the
holiday season approaches, this
is an ideal opportunity to sell your
creations. On Wednesdays through
Saturdays (10 a.m. 5 p.m.) and
Sundays (12 p.m. 5 p.m.), interested artists and crafters can bring in
four handmade items, for each type
of art and/or craft, to be judged to
see if they fit the venue of the shop.
For more information, please call
301-997-1644.
Bingo Every Saturday Mother
Catherine Academy
Mother Catherine Academy (33883
Chaptico Rd., Mechanicsville)
Every Saturday; doors open at 5
p.m., Early Birds start at 6:30 p.m.,
regular games start at 7 p.m.
$10 admission (includes one
regular book). Progressive Money
Ball and door prizes. Concessions
include weekly specials along with
regulars pizza, cheeseburgers,
hamburgers, hot dogs and fries.
Pull Tabs $1000 payouts with some
having multiple winners. Down lines
and 3 Balls! Instant winning Pull
Tabs $500. Jackpot in 54 numbers
or less $1000 (Progressive - $100
added each week). Consolation
$500. Winner Take All Special. Call
301-884-3165 for more information.
Visit our website www.mothercatherine.org for Jackpot and Moneyball
update.
Bingo at Father Andrew White
Father Andrew White School gymnasium (22850 Washington St.,
Leonardtown) Every Friday;
doors open at 5:30, games start at
6:55 p.m.
Bingo is held each Friday at the
Father Andrew White School gymnasium in Leonardtown. Sponsored
by the Knights of Columbus #1470,
doors open at 5:30 and games start
at 6:55 p.m. For more information,
call Ed Henderson at 301-475-1824
or visit kofcknights.org.

Thursday, Aug. 13
Auditions for Chesapeake Childrens Chorus
Hollywood United Methodist Church
(24422 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) 6 to 8 p.m.
The Chesapeake Childrens Chorus (CCC) is looking for students
entering grades 2-8 to join the newly
formed vocal ensemble. Interested

students should prepare to audition


on Thursday, August 13 from 6 to 8
p.m. at Hollywood United Methodist Church. In the short vocal audition, singers can expect to meet
directors Laurel Dietz and Lori Beth
Sink, sing a familiar song of their
choice (such as Happy Birthday
or My Country Tis of Thee) and
vocalize several director led warmups. Dietz and Sink are hoping to
select a group of 50 singers from
the tri-county Southern Maryland
region. For more information about
the Chesapeake Childrens Chorus or to schedule an audition, visit
the ensembles Facebook page or
email
chesapeakechildrenschorus@gmail.com.
Quality Street Entertaining with
Style Cooking Class
Quality Street (41625 Fenwick St,
Leonardtown) 6:30 p.m.
Join instructor Aaron Weiner as
he teaches you how to cook a deliciously unique meal that will be
sure to impress. On tonights menu:
Sweet orange ginger vinaigrette
with mixed greens; Roasted red
pepper and fresh herb hummus;
Honey dijon almond crusted scallops with wilted
spinach and asparagus; Banana
tarte tatin with vanilla ice cream.
Class fee is $65. Classes are
served on first come, first serve basis. Call 301-997-0700 or visit the
store to sign up.

Friday, August 14
Friday Night Concert Series:
Band of Gold Performs
Swan Point County Club (11550
Swan Point Blvd., Issue) 6:30 to
9 p.m.
Band of Gold will be playing at
Swan Point for the Friday Night
Concert Series from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Open to the public. Call 301-2590047 - ex 14 for reservations.

Saturday, August 15
Naval Academy Alumni Schedule
Annual Crab Fest
Club 9 Solomons Navy Recreation
Center (22268 Cedar Point Rd.,
Patuxent River) 4 p.m.
The Greater Southern Maryland
Chapter of the Naval Academy Alumni
Association will hold its annual Crab
Fest at 4 PM on Saturday, 15 August,
at Club 9, Solomons Navy Recreation
Center. Naval Academy Alumni and
their guests are welcome to attend.
Please make your reservations no later than Monday, 10 August. You can
RSVP and pay for this event on-line
by visiting the GSMC website, www.
navyalumni.org. Alternately, you may
RSVP by replying to Rick Snyder via
e-mail: Richard.L.Snyder@saic.com.
The cost is $16 per adult for Chapter
Members and guests, and $32 per
adult for non-Members and guests,
Kids 12 and under are Free.
Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire
Department Ladies Auxiliary An-

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.
nual Yard and Vendor Sale
Immaculate Conception Church
Hall (28297 Old Village Rd., Mechanicsville) 7 to 11 a.m.
The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire
Department Ladies Auxiliary will be
hosting their Annual Yard and Vendor Sale from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall.
Table rental is $10 per table or spot.
For more information or to reserve
your tables, email meghannet@yahoo.com. All proceeds to benefit
the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire
Department and Auxiliary.
Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue
Squad Auxiliarys 4th Annual Everything Sale
Leonardtown Rescue Squad building (Lawrence Ave., Leonardtown)
7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be holding
their 4th Annual Everything Sale
at the Leonardtown Rescue Squad
building on Lawrence Avenue from
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items will include
(but are not limited to) plants, crafts,
baked goods, yard sale items, white
elephants. Tables may be rented
for $10; Contact Debbie Springer
at 240-298-5444. We will pick up
your donations/white elephants (no
clothes please) or other items you
want to donate to the Rescue Squad
Auxiliary. For more information or
to donate, contact Chip Fenwick at
301-247-2418 or Ricky Chesser at
240-298-5310. Deadline for Table
Reservations/Donations is Aug. 14.
Quality Street Seasonal Delights Cooking Class
Quality Street (41625 Fenwick St,
Leonardtown) 6:30 pm.
Join instructor Jennifer Purcell
as she teaches you how to cook
a deliciously unique meal. On the
menu tonight is Italian Vegetable
Soup with Rosemary and Garlic
Oil and Fresh Baked Bread; Sauted Shrimp and Wild Mushroom
Risotto with Pancetta and Spinach;
Blueberry Peach Crisp. Classes are
served on first come, first serve basis. Call 301-997-0700 or visit the
store to sign up.
The US Navy Jazz Band The
Commodores
Leonardtown Square- 6 p.m.
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 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.

Sunday, Aug. 16
Rocky Hill Fireman, by James
Burd Brewster, Illustrated by Dayna Barley-CohrsBook Signing
Fenwick Street Used Books &Music (41655A Fenwick St., Leonardtown)- noon to 2 p.m.
Called Good Books for Young
Boys Uncle Rocky, Fireman is a
series of childrens illustrated story
books about the adventures of a
firefighter and his two nephews.
Apart or together they fight fires,
rescue people, and help neighbors.
The stories are free of bad behavior
and the characters are kind, friendly
people who enjoy helping others, so
parents may confidently read Uncle
Rocky, Fireman to their children.
Uncle Rocky, Fireman emphasizes
service to others and devotion to
duty with each story ending with
the trademark statement, Glad to
do it! For more information, email
joe@fenwickbooks.com.
Hymn Sing
Hollywood Church of the Nazarene
(24710 Sotterley Rd., Hollywood)
6 p.m.
Ecumenical event, Free. Do
you like singing the Hymns of the
church. Come on and join us, you
pick the hymn and we will all join in.
Such wonderful songs of the church
as Rock of Ages, How Great
Thou Art just to name a few. For
more information contact Terri at
301-884-8082.
Breakfast at the Fleet Reserve
Fleet Reserve Association (21707
Three Notch Rd., Lexington Park)
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)
breakfast is open to the public every
first and third Sunday of the month!
Menu includes your choice of: eggs
or eggbeaters, bacon, ham, sausage or spam; hash browns, grits,
toast, pancakes; juice and coffee
all for $7 per person. SOS, sausage
gravy or chipped beef gravy, and a
biscuit is also available for a small
additional cost.
This helps to support the Fleet
Reserve Association in their community efforts with Scouts, ACTS,
and other charities.

Monday, Aug. 17
Be a Superhero!
M&T Bank Stadium (1101 Russell
St., Baltimore)- First Race: 8 a.m.
Again this year, Team CASA has
chosen the theme Be a Superhero
for abused and neglected children.
There are four races you can participate in which are the 5K, Team Relay, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon. The time varies by race; however the first race starts at 8 AM.
Runners and walkers are needed
for Team CASA, the official charity
team of the Maryland CASA Association. This will take place at the Baltimore Running Festival at the M & T

VFW 8810 General Meeting


VFW (2310 Old Washington Rd.,
Waldorf)- 7 p.m.
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
8810 General Membership Meeting.
Held 3rd Tuesday every month. At
VFW Post 8810 - Home of Veterans
of Foreign Wars, American Legion
Post 293, American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 13, VFW 8810 Mens
Auxiliary, VFW 8810 Ladies Auxil-

Thursday, Aug. 20
Quality Street Small Plate Wine
Pairings Cooking Class
Quality Street (41625 Fenwick St.,
Leonardtown)- 6:30 p.m.
Join the instructor Jennifer Purcell
to learn how to make Blue Cheese
and Pear Crostada; Mini Parmesan
Cauliflower Gratins; Pork Souvlaki Skewers with cucumber yogurt
sauce; Chocolate Truffles. Class fee
is $35. Class registration required.
For more information, visit www.
qualitystreetcatering.com.

Saturday, Aug. 22
Warrior Fun Run and Sail
Solomons Island (Solomons Island
Rd., Solomons)- 7 a.m. to afternoon
The Warrior Fun Run & Sail raises
funds for Patuxent Habitat for Humanitys Veteran Critical Home Re-

Skin Care Workshop


By the Wharf (22530 Washington
St., Ste 2 Leonardtown)- 7 p.m.
Sergina of Sergina Skin Care will
be speaking on ways to select the
appropriate skin care products for
damaged skin caused by sun and
smoking or other environmental issues. No products will be promoted
or sold - this is an informational
workshop to learn about ways to
take better care of your skin. Free,
but please RSVP to 301-904-4339.
There is limited seating!

Sotterley Barn Bash!


Sotterly Plantation (44300 Sotterly
Ln., Hollywood)- Gates open at 5
p.m., Music starts at 6 p.m.
Sotterley Plantation will be hosting
our fourth annual Barn Bash! The
Southern Maryland famous Country
Memories Band will be playing toetapping traditional country favorites
and golden oldies. Classics made
famous by Merle Haggard, Hank
Williams, Johnny Cash, Conway
Twitty, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynne and many other
country legends are all perfect for
getting you out on the dance floor!
This highly successful fundraising
event is a perfect time to catch up
with friends and family while enjoying Sotterley Plantations historic
atmosphere at our fully-furnished
barn. You wont want to miss this
fun family-friendly night out with live
music and dancing! Did you know?
Sotterleys very own Joe Goldsmith
is one of the band members! Admission: $15 per person at the gate.
Food, beer, and wine for purchase.
For more information, visit www.sotterley.org.

pair program. This time it will help


William Quinn, a disabled Navy veteran. In addition to the fun run/walk
and the sailing regatta, this years
event adds an officially timed 5K
run. The Chesapeake Bay Running
Club is timing the race and Southern Maryland Sailing Association is
once again producing the regatta.
Live entertainment, refreshments,
and food will be offered by Bear
Creek BBQ. 7 a.m. registration begins. 8 a.m. 5K TIMED run/Fun run/
Walk $30. 10 a.m. boat parade on
the Patuxent River. Free to view
from the boardwalk. 11 a.m. Fouled
Anchor Regatta 21 and over $50
~ 20 and under $30. This event is
rain or shine. For more information
or to donate and register to participate, please visit http://www.patuxenthabitat.org.

Lunch at the VFW Post 2632


VFW Post 2632 (23262 Three Notch
Rd., California)- 11:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m.
Come in and enjoy a lunch with
us daily. We are open to the public.
Your choice of two different sandwiches daily with salad and chips,
all for $6.50. Call us at 301-8623247 to hear what the sandwiches are for each day. You can also
Like us at VFW Post 2632 on
Facebook. The weekly menu will be
published there. The menu is subject to change without notice.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Friday, Aug. 21

Tuesday, Aug. 18

iary, American Legion Auxiliary Unit


293, Sons of the American Legion
(SAL) 293, and the American Legion Riders 293. For more information, visit www.vfw.org.

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Bank Stadium. Every child needs a


hero but abused and neglected children need Superheroes! Maryland
CASA is a non-profit organization
that recruits and trains volunteers
to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children
who are under court protection due
to abuse and neglect. Prices vary
by race. For more information, go to
www.marylandcasa.org.

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Spoken Colors: Mardi Gras Masquerade Poetry


The Coffee Quarter Caf (22576
MacArthur Blvd., California)- 5 to
7:30 p.m.
Presented by Euphonious7, who
have started poetry night, a free view
for artists to show case their talent
in an environment in which everyone can enjoy a pleasant evening.
Held on the 4th Saturday of each
month. No cover charge. For more
information, contact euphonious7@
yahoo.com or call 240-547-7036.

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47950 Mattapany Rd, PO Box 429


St. Marys City, MD 20686 301-862-4600
Vigil Mass:
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Sunday:
8:00 am
Weekday (M-F):
7:30 am
Confessions:
3-4 pm Saturday
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HUGHESVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH


A member of the Southern Baptist Convention
8505 Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20637
301-884-8645 or 301-274-3627
Senior Pastor Dr. J. Derek Yelton
Associate Pastor Kevin Cullins

Sunday School (all ages)


Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship & Bible Study
Wednesday Discipleship Classes
(Adults, youth & Children)

Church Schedule

Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.


Tuesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
Friday Men Perfecting Men 7 p.m

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Beginning July 8 6:30 p.m.
(Aug. 26 & Sept. 9, 23)

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CATHOLIC CHURCH

21800 N. Shangri-La, Dr. #8


PO Box 1260
Lexington Park, MD 20653
301-866-5772
Pastor James L. Bell, Sr.

9:15 am
10:30 am
6:00 pm
7:00 pm

MT. ZION FAMILY LIFE CENTER

27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd, Mechanicsville

Hollywood United Methodist Church

24422 Mervell Dean Rd Hollywood, MD 20636

301-373-2500

Rev. Sheldon Reese, Pastor


Sunday Worship 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.
All of our services are traditional.
Child care is provided.
Sunday Evening Youth Group
Christian Preschool and Kindergarten available

Greetings from the Bible Temple Church


family in Mechanicsville Maryland.
Here at Bible Temple, we believe that in
this life it is important to have strong and
healthy relationships
1.A relationship with Christ
2. A personal relationship with
family and friends
Through these relationships, we develop
the characteristics of love, understanding
and forgiveness; the true heart of Christ.
Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit
in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3).

We invite you to experience the change


the transformation with us. Just bring
your heart and God will supply the rest.
Come grow with us in a place,
Where the Word Reaches the Heart!
Everyone is Welcome!
Leadership: Pastor Joseph and
First Lady Marilyn Young
Sunday School for all ages: 9:00AM
Sunday Morning Worship: 9:45AM
Bible Study: Wednesdays at 7:30PM
Address: 29050 New Market Village Road,
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Website: www.bibletemplechurch.org
Phone number: 301-374-9110

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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. Todays Roker
28. Twilight Zone host
33. Three-toed sloth
34. Actor
36. Lawyers 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. Noahs boat
51. A female ogre

CLUES DOWN

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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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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
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32. North Palestine region
35. Bird beak
36. Manila hemp
38. Smart
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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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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Shakespeare in the
City Twelfth Night

There is something magical about live


outdoor theatre at Historic St. Marys City.
Celebrating our third year of Shakespeare
in the City, Historic St, Marys City and The
Newtowne Players are proud to present on
the State House lawn Twelfth Night, performing Aug. 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22, at 7:30
pm.
The play centers on twins Viola and Sebastian, who were separated in a shipwreck.
Add in a singing fool, a big practical joke,
and a character with a name of Belch and
you know you are in for an evening of fun
and frivolity.
Performance will be rain or shine. Food
may be pre-ordered up to 48 hours in advance from Expressions of St. Marys by
calling 240-237-8319. Also for sale will be
light snacks as well as bug repellant. Rental

chairs will also be available.


Reservations can be made by emailing
aaronm@digshistory.org, you can make unpaid reservations by means of the Newtowne
Players website www.newtowneplayers.org,
Tickets can also be purchased in Farthings
Gift Shop (box office) the evening of the performance. The Box Office will open at 6:30.
Historic St. Marys City is a museum of
living history and archaeology on the site
of Marylands first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland. For more details
about reservations or the museum contact
the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990, 800SMC-1634, info@digshistory.org, or please
visit our website www.HSMCdigshistory.
org.

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Thursday, August 13
Sea Squirts: Chesapeake ABC
Calvert Marine Museum (14200
Solomons Island Rd., Solomons)
10 to 10:30 a.m., 11 to 11:30
a.m.
Mike Damron
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd,
Dowell) 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Guenthers 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

Press Release Submitted by the


Coastal Arts Market

Karaoke with DJ Tommy T &


Friends
Applebees (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. Georges Church Rd.,
Valley Lee) 12 to 5 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

Movie on the Beach: Stuart


Little

Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd,


Dowell) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

North Beach (9036 Bay Ave,


North Beach) Dusk

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Eco-Explorations

What you should keep in mind is Beth


will do custom orders. Its always nice to
find someone who does custom work. Beth
has a Facebook fan page where you can see
more of her jewelry. Be sure to come out to
the Coastal Arts Market to meet Beth and
see her jewelry up close and personal
Southern Maryland is full of creative,
artistic people. Our 3rd Saturday open
air Market located in the beautiful Port of
Leonardtown Park is the perfect venue for
you to display and sell your products. We
are looking for a mix of local and regional
artists who work in different mediums such
as painting, basket weaving, leather work,
sculpture, metal work, stained glass, painted
and or re purposed furniture. If you make a
product that is definitely unique and different please contact us.
Setting up at the Coastal Arts Market is
easy; just email photos of your work and
your studio or work space to coastalartsmarket@yahoo.com.
All the information you need is on our
website www.coastalartsmarket.com.

In Entertainment

Free Wine & Beer Tasting at


Guenthers

The Coastal Arts Market showcases


Beths Jewelry Shop. Beth Myers was born
in Annapolis Maryland. Her parents moved
to St. Marys County they stayed here until Beth was in the eighth grade then they
moved to Montgomery County. As an adult
Beth moved back to St Marys County in
2013, Beth and her husband live in Mechanicsville, Md.
In November of 2013 Beth and her cousin
went to a chain maille jewelry class, once
she made that first piece that was it, she was
hooked. Beths husband calls chain maille
her addiction, all artists and craftsmen can
relate to that addiction. When Christmas
rolled around Beth sold some of her first
pieces of jewelry to her neighbor and friends
thats when she got the idea, hey I can do
craft shows. So she gave her little business
the name Beths Jewelry Stop and did her
first event in March of 2014!
We asked Beth what was her favorite
piece to make and her reply was the byzantine bracelet, as for colors she likes to work
with lots of color combos and shes always
thinking of new color combinations. If she
had to narrow it down to just one favorite
her Maryland crab bracelet would make the
top of the list. Beth loves putting together the
small copper rings in the different patterns,
that turns into earrings, bracelets or a necklace then someone comes along that likes her
work and sees something that makes them
happy, its always good to make happy customers. All though Beth has only been doing
shows for about a year she enjoys doing the
craft fairs, flea markets and events because
she meets the nicest people. She likes getting
to know her fellow crafters, and has made
so many new friends in the past year.

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Entertainment

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

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 Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach)


7:30 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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St. Marys Department of Aging


Programs and Activities
The Role of Hearing on Safety Securing Your FutureA Legal & Financial Seminar will be held Friday,
Sept. 18 at the Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown from 9
a.m. 3:30 p.m. This event will feature
guest speakers who specialize in Social
Security, Long Term Care Medicaid,
Medicare Part D, Bankruptcy, Probate,
and Estate Planning. This free event is
open to all community members. A continental breakfast and boxed lunch will
also be provided. To reserve your space
call 301-475-4200, ext. 1050.
& Hearing Aid Gimmicks
The Triad/SALT Council (Seniors and
Law Enforcement Together) will host a
free hearing presentation and screening
at Victory Woods Senior Apartments on
Thursday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. Learn about
hearing loss and its implications on safety
when not addressed - you may be endangering yourself as well as those around
you whether it's at home, driving, or in a
public place. In addition, learn about the
various hearing aid gimmicks disguised
as "ads, coupons sales, deals and specials offers." To register for a free hearing
screening call 301-866-9191.

Jewelry with Sue


During this class offered at the Garvey
Senior Activity Center on Tuesdays, Sep.
8 29 at 1 p.m., students will learn and
practice popular jewelry making techniques. Participants will make a bracelet,
earrings, necklace, and learn the popular

technique of chain mail. The cost for this


series is $20; payable to Sue Peters. All
materials will be provided. To learn more
or to sign up, call 301-475-4200, ext. 1050.
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As drivers, if we dont keep up with the
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class is offered at the Garvey Senior Activity Center on Tuesday, Sep. 8 from 10 a.m.
3 p.m. The cost is $15 for AARP members,
$20 for nonmembers, payable to AARP.
Members must show their membership card
to get the member rate. Advance sign up is
required. Lunch is available at the Center;
cost is a donation for ages 60 and above and
$6 for those under the age of 60. Call 301475-4200, ext. 1050 to register for the class
and for the lunch menu and to make lunch
reservations.
Senior Matters
Come join us at the Northern Senior
Activity Center on the first and third Tuesdays of the month for Senior Matters. This
focus group discusses topics ranging from
current events, articles, and objects that relate to seniors as well as provide time to
reflect on past experiences. The topics for
this group are selected by the participants.
For more information on Senior Matters,

please call 301-475-4002, opt. 1/ext. 3101.


Stay Youthful with Yoga
Experience the healing benefits of
yoga. Yoga for Everyone is offered at the
Northern Senior Activity Center every
Monday at 9 a.m. and alternating Fridays
at 8 a.m. This ancient discipline is used as
both an exercise to increase flexibility and
strength as well as a method of relaxation.
Purchase a $30 fitness card and it can be
used for 10 sessions. Try your first class
for free! For more information, please call
301-475-4002, opt. 1/ext. 3101.
Play Hand and Foot on Thursday
Mornings
At the Loffler Senior Activity Center
the card game Hand and Foot now meets
at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays. This game is
similar to Canasta and is not difficult to
learn. Everyone 50+ is welcome to visit
the center and play. If youd like more
information, call 301-737-5670, ext. 1658.
Charity Crafters Now at Loffler
Visit the Loffler Senior Activity Center
on Thursdays at 1 p.m. Volunteers will
make handmade items that will be donated to organizations in St. Marys County.
Projects are frequently knitted, crocheted
or sewn but are not limited to these art
forms. Instructors will be on hand to help
you with your project, if needed. Call 301737-5670, ext. 1658 or stop by the reception desk if you have questions.

Bowling season starts Sept. 10


The 2015-16 season for the senior mixed
bowling league sponsored by the St. Marys
County Dept. of Aging & Human Services
will begin soon. If you were registered and
bowled last season, you will be contacted
soon to confirm your continuation. If you
are planning to bowl in the 2015-16 season,
come to the Kick-off Meeting on Thursday,
Sept. 3 at 12:30 p.m., at the Loffler Senior
Activity Center. If you are interested in joining in this group of fun-loving, easy-going
group of men and women as either a league
member or a sub, call Shellie Graziano at
301-737-5670, ext. 1655.
Day Trip to Smith Island & Lunch
On Thursday, Aug. 20, enjoy a climatecontrolled boat ride to Smith Island, on the
Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Visit Smith Island for a taste of island life in a
tranquil, historic setting. On Smith Island,
enjoy a family-style lunch at the Bayside
Inn, browse the museum (additional $2
fee) and gift shops and get to know island
folk. Points of interest include the church,
school and cemetery. Bayside Inn restaurant boasts a delightful family style lunch
featuring crab balls plus multiple side dishes. Smith Island Cake (the MD state dessert) is available to purchase by the slice
or whole cake. Boat departs from Point
Lookout State Park at 10 a.m. and returns
about 4 p.m. Call 301-475-4200, ext. 1063
for more information. Register at a county
Senior Activity Center near you. Fee is $72
and includes boat ride and family-style
lunch on Smith Island.

Loffler Senior Activity Center 301-737-5670, ext. 1658 Garvey Senior Activity Center,
301-475-4200, ext. 1050 Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 13101
Visit the Department of Agings website at www.stmarysmd.com/aging for the most up-to date information.

Migration to
Rowan County, NC
By Linda Reno
Contributing Writer
About the year 1794, a number of Episcopal families removed from Maryland
to the western part of Rowan [Rowan
County, N.C.], among them two families
of Barbers, and other families by the name
of Gardner, Chunn, Harrison, Alexander,
Lightell, Mills, Swan, Reeves, Burroughs,
and c. The Rev. Richard W. Barber of Wilkesboro, is descended from Elias Barber,
the patriarch of one branch of the Barber
family, and the Rev. Samuel S. Barber of
Hyde county, is descended from Jonathan
Barber the patriarch of the other branch.
[Elias Barber, Revolutionary War soldier,
and Jonathan Barber were the sons of
Luke Barber and his wife, Ann].
Mr. Chunn was the grandfather of the
Chunns of this countyThe late Ar-

chibald Henderson was often heard to remark that Rev. Thomas F. Davis, later the
Bishop of South Carolina, said to him that
Mr. William Chunn, the father of Mrs. Susan W. Murphy, was "God's Gentleman,"
meaning thereby that he was endowed
by nature with all the traces and genuine
characteristics of a true, cultured christian gentleman[William Chunn married
Susanna Wainwright, sister of Elizabeth
Wainwright, wife of Elias Barberdaughters of William Wainwright and Tamar
Davis].
Mr. Charles Nathaniel Mills, with
his family, removed soon after his arrival
to Iredell county, where his descendants,
including a portion in the Northwestern
States, and a few in Salisbury, now number several hundred. [He was the son of
John Mills and Elizabeth Reeves; his wife
was Elizabeth Ryal].

The Rev. Hatch Dent, an Episcopal clergyman, and an uncle of the Barbers [incorrect], came out with this colony. He
purchased 661 acres of land, in Mt. Ulla
township, where Dent's mountain is situated, being that part of the Boyden and Henderson plantation called "the Dent Tract."
The Reverend gentleman remained but a
few years only. Parson Dent and Jonathan
Barber had married two Misses Swan,
aunt and niece [incorrect], and the parson
on returning to Maryland, left his nephew
[by marriage] in charge of this tract of
land, just mentioned, giving him the use
of it rent-free for ten years. [The wife of
Hatch Dent was Judith Poston; his sister
Catherine Dent married Samuel Swann,
Jr. and their daughter Elizabeth married
Jonathan Barber]. (A History of Rowan
County, North Carolina by J. J. Brunner,
1881, Salisbury, N. C.

Hatch Dent, Revolutionary War soldier


and one of the Maryland 400, did return
to St. Marys County and became the first
principal of Charlotte Hall School.
Charlotte Hall School. At the Cool
Springs, in St. Mary's County, a high
healthy situation is now open and ready
for the reception of boys. In this school
will be taught the Latin, Greek, and
French Languages, the English Grammar, Writing and a complete system of the
Mathematics by the Rev. Mr. Hatch Dent,
principal and professor of Languages, and
Mr. Henry Lyon Davis A.B. late professor of Languages in Dickinson College,
and professor of the Mathematics and the
French Language, in this School. (Centinel of Liberty, Washington, D.C., February 24, 1797).
Comments in brackets and italicized are
mine.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The County Times

Wanderings
of an Aimless Mind
Tidbits
Birthday
Surprise
Shelby Oppermann
Contributing Writer

I am so thankful that my sons


agreeably go along with most anything their mother proposes. Maybe it is because that is all theyve
known. So, last Thursday when I
called both of them suggesting a
birthday party for Tidbits 13th
birthday at Dorsey Park, they both
readily agreed. They probably
still remember their grandmothers elaborate parties for all of her
dogs. So I grew up with it too. Dixie cups and cake were always at
the doggie birthday parties, and
my Mother would usually make
their favorite food: Spaghetti. In
fact, my mother cooked full meals
for her dogs most of the time, even
if she did not eat herself. Personally, I planned on a simple party of
hot dogs, pork and beans, and ice
cream cake. I love the little bags
of Match-light charcoal just
enough for one cook out.
My oldest son brought the side
dishes and drinks and my younger son brought other nibbles and
his fianc and my grandchildren.
Quite a grand party for a little
hound dog. I didnt say a word
to Tidbit. Normally I would say,
Guess who you are going to see
later? Robert and Ryan! Then
she would get all worked up. But
this time I thought I would keep it
a surprise and I didnt even mention the word park either. I read
somewhere that dogs can learn
400 words or more. I know that
Tidbit understands quite a few.
I was so excited. It was supposed to rain, but Dorsey Park
has a nice pavilion and two fire
grates left. We used to use the nice
block built fire grates down in the
trees, but I think they may have
been vandalized. We were lucky
and it only drizzled. The evening
was cool and the hot dogs on the
grill were perfect. I cooked the
two cans of pork and beans like
my father always did by peeling
off the paper on the cans, opening

the cans and heating them directly


on the grate. Then I remembered
something essential I forgot: oven
mitts. No worries, I had an old
towel in the back of the car. (As
two of our dear friends know, my
memory seems to be slipping
next time I swear I will remember
to stop).
The kids were able to play
down at the playground and Tidbit
(and all of us) ate til we couldnt
eat anymore. I knew she was
happy when she laid down in the
cool sand outside the pavilion.
Then it was time for the ice cream
cake, which had melted considerably even though it had been in
the cooler. It didnt matter what
it looked like, it still tasted good.
My sons took Tidbit and little 2
year old Liam down to the basketball court to walk off some of
the food I should have done the
same thing.
I really could have stayed longer and it was such a pleasant evening. It is always nice when I have
both my sons together. But when
they got back, we started to clean
up. Not all the beans were eaten,
so one one of my sons poured
what was left down by a tree. Of
course we were all busy and no
one noticed for a minute that Tidbit had followed her nose right to
the beans and like she has done
with other dropped or disposed of
foods gobbled them up. Uh Oh,
it couldnt be as bad as the deviled
egg incident I hoped. Later I was
to find out that it was. I asked both
my sons if one of them wanted
to take Tidbit home with her, but
suddenly they were coming up
with reasons why not. Good thing
the rain held off, because the car
windows were staying down!
To each new days adventure,
Shelby
Please send your comments or
ideas to: shelbys.wanderings@
yahoo.com or find me on facebook: Shelby Oppermann

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Comfort
From My
Community
Laura Joyce
Contributing Writer
I took a leave of absence for the past three
weeks so that I could care for my mom around
the clock. She was nearing the end of her life
and my brothers and I had promised her that
we would do everything in our power to make
sure she didnt have to leave her home. Even
before these last few weeks, though, it seemed
as if time flew by with a steady stream of doctors appointments and crisis calls and trips
back and forth over the Solomons Bridge: there
was always a difficult feeding tube that needed
adjustment or a prescription that needed to be
picked up or one of the countless other things
that require attention when someone has a terminal illness. Because of that, the last month is
something of a blur, but I wasI am, and always will begrateful that I was able to be with
my mother, despite the challenges and difficulties and exhaustion.
I was there with her in the middle of the
night, awake and holding her hands, as she let
out one long sigh and then stopped breathing.
It was scary and heartbreaking and profoundly
moving: all of the things you would think it
might be. My aunt and I washed her face and
took off the wedding band she never removed,
and then we dressed her. Those quiet moments,
saying goodbyewhat they were like, what
we said, how we feltare our private final
memory.
It was strange, with so much time to prepare for her death, to feel so stunned when she
passedand yet I did. Its a clich, but maybe
its true that we cant ever really prepare ourselves for the loss of someone we have loved so
long and so dearly.
Afterward, I went through all of the necessary motions, making the calls that had to be
made, doing the things that had to be done. I
planned the visitations and the funeral, just
as she wanted them. I met with the priest and
bought clothes for the boys, who had outgrown
their dress shoes and suits. I wrote her obituary
and a eulogy for the funeral; I picked out readings for the Mass; I sifted through hundreds of
pictures in an attempt to best portray her full
and happy life. Although I only realized this in
retrospect, what I didnt do during the days immediately after she died was stop and grieve; I
kept myself busy.

On the day of Moms funeral I dressed in dark


colors and got in the car and greeted mourners at the visitation. It wasnt until we left the
visitation and headed toward the church for the
funeral that the pace slowed: there was nothing
distracting me, nothing that I had to do in those
moments, and so the feelings came.
As we left Brinsfields, the long procession of
cars arrived at Route 5. With her police cruiser
blocking the intersection so that we could drive
through, Deputy Smolarsky stood at attention,
her hand to her forehead in a salute as we passed.
I was surprised for a moment: my mother wasnt
a veteran, and I was pretty sure that Deputy
Smolarsky didnt know who had passed, or who
was passing, but I felt that her silent salute, her
standing at attention, honored and acknowledged something bigger than all of us: death, or
a life well-lived, maybe both. In that moment, I
finally felt the tears well up.
As we drove slowly along Route 5 toward St.
Marys City and the church, driversnot every
single one, but many of thempulled to the
shoulder on the opposite side of the road. Ive
seen this happening once or twice before when
Ive encountered a funeral procession passing
by. If youve always lived here you may not realize that this doesnt happen everywherebut it
does happen here, in Southern Maryland, and it
says something about the customs and heart of a
small town. Even when the police cars no longer
blocked the intersections for us, most of the cars
coming toward us in the opposite lane pulled
to the side of the road and stopped, waiting as
we passed. Despite having seen this custom before, it was the first time that I realized what it
meantor at least what it meant to me.
On the day I buried my mother, this person
I have known and loved with all of my heart
for all of my days, my community stopped; the
people passing made time stand still for just a
minute. They didnt know my mom; they didnt
know her incredible smile, her wide-open heart
and what a gifted artist she was and how she left
every home, every room, every place she ever
entered more beautiful. They didnt know who
was passing by, but they stopped anyway and
honored this stranger who had passed, who was
now passing them, and in doing that, they gave
me comfort that I will never forget.
I love hearing from you; feel free to contact me
at thewordtech@md.metrocast.net

To Place A Memorial,
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