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IN LOCAL
IMPACT FEE HIKE
WORRIES DEVELOPERS

IN CRIME
SUSPECT KILLED IN
HIGH SPEED CHASE

IN EDUCATION
EASTER EGG FESTIVAL
DRAWS LARGE CROWD

Aquaculture Could Face


New Restrictions Statewide
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2 The County Times


Thursday, April 6, 2017

CONTENTS
IN LOCAL
WERE NOT MOVING
Local News 3
Crime 10 FORWARD WITH THE EUL
PAX RIVER NAS CO CAPT. STOCK STARKEY
Sports 12
Education 14
Feature 17
Obituaries 18
Legal 19
In Our Community 20 On The Cover
Community Calendar 22
Page 17
Entertainment Calendar 24
Library Calendar 24
Senior Calendar 25
Games 26
Contributing Writers 27 In Local
Classied Ads 30 Page 4
Business Directory 31
In Community
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NAVAIR Researching
Sell it - Buy it
atBuy it at
Sell It,

Aircraft Complaints
By Guy Leonard
AUCTION
Business & Inventory Personal Property/Estates
Farm Equipment & Machinery Livestock Storage
Units Benefits/Fundraisers Appraisals
Staff Writer
In the wake of the refusal of about 100 T-45 community, Groeneveld told The Upcoming
EXCITING Auctions
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EFFICIENT
navy pilots to y in the T-45 Gosshawk County Times. EXCITING
training aircraft over claims that the oxy- These incidents include problems with Grocery Auction - Mother Catherine Academy
gen system in the plane was toxic, Naval the oxygen system itself on board the air-
Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) of- craft as well as the presence of contami- Helen, MD - THUR, April 27, 2017 @ 6 pm
cials say they are investigating the problem. nants that nd their way into the system,
The T-45 aircraft is managed by NA- she said. Spring Variety Auction - Westfield Farm Arena
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ing Systems ofce; commonly known as sues found in the F-18s systems as well,
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Ofce for Tactical Aircraft with NAVAIR. maker said in a prepared statement. To SAT, May 6, @ 5 pm
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As of March 31, 40 percent of ights in Unfortunately they dont have a smok-
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operational risk management assessments
before takeoff this translated into 94 in- guyleonard@countytimes.net
dividual ights.
This was due to the increase in the
number of physiological episodes in the

First Ever Cherry Blossom


Festival Set for Lexington Park
By Dick Myers
Staff Writer
Theres an area in Lexington Park that Band, followed at noon with a Costumed
every year cones ablaze with cherry blos- Dog Parade. From 12:30 to 3:30 there will
som trees that could rival anything you can be musical performances and dramatic
see in DC. Unfortunately, no one lives there acts, Salsa lessons and dancing. At 4 p.m.
and very few people see them. Lexington the Lexington Park Comes Alive Design
Manor, known as the Flattops, was leveled, Mural winner will be announced.
but the trees remain, lining the streets. Throughout the day there will be mosaic
The area was purchased by the county totem building yarn bombing, sidewalk
with state and federal monies to protect the chalking, scarf water coloring, disc golf
Patuxent River Naval Air Station from en- lessons and demonstrations and stagecraft
croachment. It was smack in the middle of classes. Free Frisbees will be available
the AICUZ, the area of high noise and ac- while they last.
cident potential from Navy aircraft. Admission is free. Low-priced donations
The original plan was to develop the are requested for art activities. Proceeds
area as a business park, but that has been will go towards improving and sustaining
scrapped in favor of leaving it undeveloped the health of the trees in the park.
as a park. Viki Volk, executive director of Parking is at Lancaster Park on Willows
the Community Development Corporation, Road and Freedom Park on Tulagi Place,
had the idea of bringing people back to the the main entrance to the festival.
vacant land that sits next to Lancaster Park. Sponsors include Cedar Point Federal
Her vision is becoming a reality this Sun- Credit Uni0n, Ballet Callente, Air Corps
day, April 9 with the rst ever Arts Park Embroidery, Showtime Deli, Franzen Re-
Cherry Blossom Festival. altors, Dean Lumber and Supply, Barbara
The magnicent cherry blossom trees, and Glen Ives, and members of the Com-
whose blooming are subject to the whims munity Development Corporation.
of Mother Nature, are past their peak. But For more information go to www.St-
the park will be still be alive with color, MarysCDC.org or call 301-863-7700.
with artworks and people having fun with
the many activities. dickmyers@countytimes.org
Everything gets underway at 11 a.m.
with the Great Mills High School Marching
4 Local News The County Times Thursday, April 6, 2017

Base Commander:
Enhanced Use Lease
Project Scrapped
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
A major project planned years ago to Local building contractors were also
build new, top quality office space and worried that the project would be let to a
even retail space at Patuxent River Naval major international developer with local
Air Station to suit a critical workforce there subcontractors essentially left out of the
has been abandoned, according to the com- bidding process.
mander of the installation. The project was initially awarded to the
The EUL (Enhanced Use Lease) is Hines company, but eventually was held
stopped, said Capt. Scott Starkey at a up at the congressional level and was left

Fun Run and Walk For


joint meeting between base officials and to flounder.
the Commissioners of St. Marys County. Speaking later at the commissioner
Were not moving forward with the EUL. meeting Apr. 4, Hewitt said he was relieved

Hospice Set For April 8th


Starkeys statement was in response to a that the project had been cancelled.
question from Commissioner Mike Hewitt Thats been a concern for businesses
on the issue. outside [the base] in the community,
While the EUL was considered at one Hewitt said. Its [the EUL cancellation]
time to be an important project to help at- good for the community.
tract and retain employees for critical pro- Though the EUL plan is moot, jobs are By Zach Hill
grams on base, it also drew the ire of local still coming to the naval air station, most Contributing Writer
property owners who had for years built recently in the form of support personnel This year marks the 22nd anniversary coverage or to offset the cost of a pain med
office space outside the base main gate to to work on the CH-53 King Stallion heli- of the Fun Run and Walk for Hospice. The that may not be covered by insurance. Hos-
provide for contractors to do their work. copter to service the fleet as a multipurpose 5k and 10k races will be held on Saturday, pice does not turn anyone away regardless
The project would have essentially left aircraft. April 8th at 8:30 AM starting from the St. of their ability to pay.
thousands of square-feet of private office The program is projected to bring an Marys County Governmental Center in Following the event, all of the partici-
space vacant, and some feared it would extra 200 jobs to the base over the next Leonardtown. pants will be treated to a quality lunch con-
have been a negative impact on the busi- twoyears. Jim Dicus, the events founder and a pa- sisting of Maryland stuffed ham, BBQ, hot
nesses in Lexington Park by keeping ser- tient-care volunteer, describes the event as dogs, soups, pasta salads and more.
vice industry dollars inside the main gate. guyleonard@countytimes.net having grown into an annual rite of spring Their post run and walk brunch has even
and a Southern Maryland tradition. been praised by the Washington Runners
The impact of this race has grown over Report as [setting] the event apart from
the past years to the point of a cultural shift any other running event in the Washington
in the community, bringing many people DC Region.
together for the wonderful cause that is With a very high estimated turnout for
hospice. the race, you should expect slight delays
[The Race] can be a healing, healthy, driving through Leonardtown on the morn-
beautiful experience. Dicus says. People ing of the race, but nothing major.
put aside their differences and support and If its sunny we may have upwards of
encourage each other, regardless of their 2,500 people running and walking. Dicus
COMPARE YOUR PREMIUM WITH THIS PROGRAM! backgrounds. Everyone comes together in predicted. The impact too traffic is mini-
General Liability rates based on a per employee rate rather than payroll or receipts. unity and support. mal. Its over by 9:30 AM and the Police and
Estimate your own premium* by multiplying the rate below by the number of full-time employees. People are lining the streets cheering, County agencies do a great job of mitigat-
Part-time rates are also available. and as you get near the end, people cheer ing the effect on traffic.
*PREMIUM IS SUBJECT TO A POLICY MINIMUM WHICH VARIES BASED ON COVERAGE AMOUNT SELECTED. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS APPLY.
for and encourage each other. Many of Hospice encourages people to come out
LIABILITY LIABILITY these people have experienced the loss of and run or walk the race on April 8th along
CONTRACTOR TYPE $500,000/Accident $1,000,000/Accident a loved one and when you are facing death with all of the other competitors. Come out
$1,000,000 Aggregate $2,000,000 Aggregate and dying, or when someone you love is and support the community and improve-
dying, differences in politics or opinion ment for your local hospice all while hav-
Air Conditioning and Heating Systems 669 850 become very insignificant. What matters is ing a great time!
love, compassion, acceptance. And that is Registration will be held an hour prior
Carpentry - General Remodeling 482 613 the spirit of this event. to the start of the race (7-8AM). You can
COMPARE YOUR PREMIUM WITH THIS PROGRAM!
Carpet and Floor Covering Installation
General Liability rates based on a per employee rate rather than payroll or receipts. 334 425 While in the past the event has seen some get more information by going to www.
Estimate your own premium* by multiplying the rate below by the number of full-time employees.
Part-time rates are also available. professional athletes, including world- runforhospice.org or on Facebook at
Drywall Installation 236 300
*PREMIUM IS SUBJECT TO A POLICY MINIMUM WHICH VARIES BASED ON COVERAGE AMOUNT SELECTED. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS APPLY.
record holder Mike Wardian, Discus says RunforHospice.
COMPARE YOUR PREMIUM
LIABILITY WITH
LIABILITY THIS PROGRAM! that most of the participants come for the
Electrical Wiring TYPE
CONTRACTOR $500,000/Accident
General Liability rates based on aAggregate
$1,000,000 per employee
$2,000,000rate
369
$1,000,000/Accident 469
rather than payroll or receipts.
Aggregate cause and the community experience.
Estimate
Lawn
Air Careyourandown
Conditioning premium*
Heating SystemsbyCOMPARE
multiplying
669 the rate below
YOUR 850 by
PREMIUM 219the number
WITH THIS of full-time
PROGRAM! employees.
278 This event could be
Carpentry - General Remodeling Part-time
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482 ratesrates
Liability arebased
alsoon613
available.
a per employee rate rather than payroll or receipts. considered the most
Painting
*PREMIUM IS SUBJECT TO A POLICY MINIMUMEstimate
Carpet and Floor Covering Installation
your ownBASED
WHICH VARIES
334
premium*
ON COVERAGE 448
by multiplying the rateSELECTED.
AMOUNT below by the
425rates are also available.
Part-time
ELIGIBILITY 569employees.
number ofREQUIREMENTS
full-time APPLY. beneficial event put on
*PREMIUM IS SUBJECT TO A POLICY MINIMUM WHICH VARIES BASED ON COVERAGE AMOUNT SELECTED. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS APPLY. by hospice in Southern
Plumbing - No Heating
Drywall Installation 236 LIABILITY
3001011 LIABILITY
1285
Stephen D. Mattingly TYPE
CONTRACTOR
Electrical Wiring CONTRACTOR
369 upon MD $500,000/Accident
TYPE 469 effective
LIABILITY LIABILITY
$1,000,000/Accident
Maryland each year and
Insurance, Inc.
Premium estimates based rates
$1,000,000
03/01/2011
$500,000/Accident
Aggregate $2,000,000
$1,000,000 Aggregate
$1,000,000/Accident
Aggregate
$2,000,000 Aggregate
for good reason.
Lawn Care
28290 Three Notch Road
219 278 100% of all net pro-
Air Conditioning and Heating Systems $597 669 $759 850 ceeds stay here in St.
Air Conditioning
Painting
Mechanicsville, MD 20659and Heating Systems
448 569 669 850
Plumbing - No Heating Carpentry -1011
General Remodeling 1285 $438 482 $557 613 Marys County Dicus
301.884.5904
Carpentry - General
Premium Remodeling
estimates based Carpet
upon MD and
ratesFloor Covering
effective 482 $425
Installation
03/01/2011 334 $455613
425 discussed. [The Race
WWW.MATTINGLYAGENCY.COM
Profits] allow Hospice
Carpet and Floor Covering
Barbara.Livingston@verizon.net Drywall Installation
Installation 334 $425 236 $425425300
to provide comfort, care
Electrical Wiring $425 369 $425 469
Drywall Installation 236 $425 219 and support to the termi-
Lawn Care $425300
278
nally ill particularly
Electrical Wiring Painting 369 $425 448 $521469569 those who have little or
Plumbing - Residential
No Heating $10041011 $1276 1285 no end of life insurance
Lawn Care 219 278
1828484

Premium estimates
Premium estimates basedbased upon
upon MD ratesMD rates03/01/2011
effective effective 03/08/2017
1828484

Painting 448 569


Plumbing - No Heating 1011 1285
Premium estimates based upon MD rates effective 03/01/2011
Thursday, April 6, 2017 The County Times Local News 5

Citizens, Developers Wary of Antiques, Collectibles, Gifts & Specialty Shops


Impact Fee Ordinance Largest Indoor Market in Southern Maryland
Over 100 Small Shops Auctions Every Friday 6 p.m.

A H
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer Open: Wednesday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For 17 years the impact fees for devel- Nor did it take into account the costs of
opment locally has been left unchanged at what realtors have called the already high Enjoy a unique Chesapeake
$4,500 per dwelling unit but the new or-
dinance the Commissioners of St. Marys
transfer tax on property sales at one per-
cent, he said.
shopping experience in UCTION OUSE
County are considering would drastically When it came to younger people, he a country setting.
raise it by July 1 to over $12,000 and dou- Quality Consignments Accepted for Auctions
said the ordinance as written would have Our market is made up
UPCOMING
bles that figure the following year. a devastating affect on those getting into
County commissioners have balked at home ownership since builders would of an oasis of 100 small
their own proposal, even while stating that have to raise their prices to offset the new
growing populations and demands for ser-
vices necessitate more revenue streams.
costs.
Joe St. Clair, of Avenue, said the county
shops in four buildings
on ve acres. LIVE AUCTIONS
Citizens as well as developers recog- should form a commission of stakeholders We specialize in antiques
nized that increasing the impact fees might to come up with recommendations for a
and collectibles,
Nursery Stock Auction
be critical but what has been proposed is reasonable increase in the impact fee. (Shrubs, Bushes, Plants, Hanging Baskets, Trees, Misc.)
far too drastic. Put your community leaders together, but have an endless
Commissioner Todd Morgan queried the St. Clair said. Form a committee of con- Saturday, April 15 4 p.m.
attendees at a public hearing on the ordi- cerned citizens. variety of lovely
nance the night of Apr. 4 in Leonardtown St. Clair said that raising the impact fee gifts and crafts. East Coast Estate Auction
about what they would give up in services, could result in higher priced homes being (Antique & Collectable Auction. See Website for pictures)
education, law enforcement or public ame- built near his, which meant an increase in
nities, if it meant not increasing impact fees his payments to the state every year due to Friday, April 28 6 p.m.
on new developments. increased valuation.
I just asked you three questions, Mor- It will increase my property taxes, Nursery Stock Auction
gan said. No one raised their hands. St. Clair said. And I cant afford to pay
The impact fee has to be adjusted. anymore. Saturday May 13 4 p.m.
Morgan, though, said he would not vote Keith Harless, of Lexington Park, said
for the ordinance as it is written earlier that that whatever increase the commissioners www.chesapeakeauctionhouse.com
day during the commissioners meeting made it would be a difficult one to live with.
time. Somethings got to give, Harless said.
Charlotte Hall-based project develop- We have to raise the impact fee some, you
5015 St. Leonard Road St. Leonard, Md 20685 Marketplace: 410-586-3725
er John K. Parlett, Jr. said the impact fee cant go 17 years with nothing. www.chesapeakemarketplace.com Auction House: 410-586-1161
should be raised, but was stunned at the Its going to be painful.
speed at which the idea had gone from a 5 The commissioner board will continue
percent fee hike to an increase of $12,744 to take comments during the next week and Homemade | Homegrown | Handcrafted | Vintage | Baked Goods
and then again to $25,488. should render a decision on the ordinance

Crafters Wanted
This has gone from casual conversation in the near future.
to a public hearing in mere weeks, Parlett
said, adding that he believed the formula guyleonard@countytimes.net
for calculating the impact fee was flawed.
It makes no distinction between an
apartment and a four-bedroom house, Par-
lett told commissioners.

Animal Shelter Feasibility Summerseat Farm


Study to be Conducted & Artisan Market
Public Input Sought on Direction of May 13, June 4, September 3, October 1 & November 5
Animal Control in County 9am - 4pm
On March 1, St. Marys County Gov- What are your areas of agreement with
ernment awarded a contract (SMC-17- the current shelters mission and operation? Free Customer Parking| Rain or Shine
EST-90074) to Rauhaus Feedenfeld & Are there areas of concern with the cur-
Shop Handmade
Associates, LLP to perform an Animal rent shelters mission and operation?
Shelter Feasibility Study. The Public is in- What is your level of comfort with fund-
vited to participate in this study and pro- ing greater cost of operating a Low Kill/No
vide input at a meeting on April 20, 2017 Kill shelter vs. the current approach em-
at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting ploying euthanasia?
Room inside the Chesapeake Building. What is your level of comfort with cur-
The address is 41770 Baldridge Street in rent policies relative to Bully Breeds?
Leonardtown,Maryland.
Topics to be explored with each identi-
What is your level of comfort with fund-
ing the cost of developing a Trap Neuter
Shop Local
fied stakeholder group include: Release (TNR) program for feral cats?
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6 Local News The County Times Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sides In Hollywood
The opponents are seeking a remand of Theres no law requiring the court to
the case back to the appeals board for fur- tell the board who should testify and be at
ther debate. the hearing, Longmore said.
Longmore, though, argued that under The applicants legal counsel argued that

Commercial Case
Maryland there was no requirement for since the project was at the concept site plan
the board to summarize evidence they did stage only, the appeals board acted prop-
notconsider. erly in overturning the planning commis-
This is not at the end of the approval sions rejection and approving the concept

Face Off In Court


process but near the beginning, Longmore plan based on its conforming to the zoning
said. And this is not an absurd result that ordinance.
cuts out the public. McGuckian adjourned after about
Longmore also argued that the act- two hours of legal arguments and said he
ing director of county public works, John would eventually render a decision in the
Groeger, who sent a memo to the appeals civilcase.
By Guy Leonard board on an issue with the development be-
Staff Writer fore their vote, was not required to be there guyleonard@countytimes.net
to answer questions from the opponents as
Opponents of the proposed Hollywood gued by Three Notch Partners LLC legal Powers had argued.
Commercial Center had their day in county counsel Chris Longmore.
Circuit Court March 31, with their legal
counsel arguing that the countys Board
The board has to do its job and we be-
lieve in this case it did not, Powers argued, Private Collection of Some Overdue
Federal Taxes Starts in April
of Appeals erred in overturning the previ- stating that more than one appeals board
ous rejection of the concept site plan by the member stated traffic at the intersections of
Planning Commission. Sotterley Road, Old Three Notch Road and
Attorney Eileen Powers, representing
citizens in the administrative appeal, said
Route 235, was dangerous.
The project, which would include a gas
IRS Will Handle Most Tax Debts; Taxpayers
the boards ruling did not properly take
into account the heavy increase in traffic
station, pharmacy, retail shops and eventu-
ally a car dealership on 22 acres of unused Advised to Watch Out for Scam Calls
the project would bring once completed, farm land just north of the intersection of Starting this month, the Internal Rev- ers privacy and security, both the IRS letter
even though they were charged with con- northbound Route 235 and Sotterley Road, enue Service will begin sending letters and the collection firms letter will contain
sidering the health, safety and welfare of is projected to increase traffic by 13,000 to a relatively small group of taxpayers information that will help taxpayers identify
thecommunity. trips a day. whose overdue federal tax accounts are be- the tax amount owed and assure taxpayers
Their decision is arbitrary as a matter of Powers recounted statements from one ing assigned to one of four private-sector that future collection agency calls they may
law, Powers told visiting Judge Paul Mc- appeals board member that the intersection collectionagencies. receive are legitimate.
Guckian. The board doesnt tell us what of Sotterley Road and Old Three Notch The new program, authorized under a fed- The private collectors will be able to iden-
they believe and their opinion doesnt Road, which comprises a lazy X, was a eral law enacted by Congress in December tify themselves as contractors of the IRS col-
address three nights of testimony by the suicide intersection. 2015, enables these designated contractors to lecting taxes. Employees of these collection
public on traffic concerns. But thats never reflected in their delib- collect, on the governments behalf, unpaid agencies must follow the provisions of the
Powers said the appeals board should erations or in the written decision, Pow- tax debts. Usually, these are unpaid individ- Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and like
have given a reason for their ruling other ers stated. Its not enough for the board to ual tax obligations that are not currently be- IRS employees, must be courteous and must
than stipulating that the project met the re- say simply I believe the applicant and not ing worked by IRS collection employees and respect taxpayer rights.
quirements of the zoning ordinance as ar- theopposition. often were assessed by the tax agency several The private firms are authorized to dis-
years ago. cuss payment options, including setting up
Taxpayers being assigned to a private firm payment agreements with taxpayers. But as

Spring Open House


would have had multiple contacts from the with cases assigned to IRS employees, any
IRS in previous years and still have an un- tax payment must be made, either electroni-
paid tax bill. cally or by check, to the IRS. A payment
The IRS is taking steps throughout this should never be sent to the private firm or

Saturday
effort to ensure that the private collection anyone besides the IRS or the U.S. Treasury.

April 8
firms work responsibly and respect taxpayer Checks should only be made payable to the
rights, said IRS Commissioner John Koski- United States Treasury. To find out more
nen. The IRS also urges taxpayers to be on about available payment options, visit IRS.

10a.m.-5p.m.
the lookout for scammers who might use this gov/Payments.
program as a cover to trick people. In reality, Private firms are not authorized to take
those taxpayers whose accounts are assigned enforcement actions against taxpayers. Only
as part of the private collection effort know IRS employees can take these actions, such
they have a tax debt. as filing a notice of Federal Tax Lien or issu-
The program will begin this week with a ing a levy. To learn more about the new pri-
few hundred taxpayers receiving mailings vate debt collection program, visit the Private
and subsequent phone calls, with the pro- Debt Collection page on IRS.gov.
gram growing to thousands a week later in The IRS reminds taxpayers to be on the
the spring and summer. Taxpayers with over- lookout for scammers posing as private col-
due taxes will always receive multiple con- lection firms. The IRS will be watching for
tacts, letters and phone calls, first from the these schemes as the collection program
IRS, not private debt collectors. begins, and this effort will include working
The IRS will always notify a taxpayer be- with partners in the tax community and law
fore transferring their account to a private enforcement about emerging scams.
collection agency (PCA). First, the IRS will People should remember that these private
send a letter to the taxpayer and their tax rep- collection firms will only be calling about a

Craft Guild Shop


resentative informing them that their account tax debt the person has had and has been
is being assigned to a PCA and giving the aware of for years and had been contacted
name and contact information for the PCA. about previously in the past by the IRS.
This mailing will include a copy of Publica- Heres a simple rule to keep in mind. You
tion 4518, What You Can Expect When the wont get a call from a private collection firm
IRS Assigns Your Account to a Private Col- unless you have unpaid tax debts going back
lection Agency. several years and youve already heard from
Come on by to meet the artists and see the Shops Only four private groups are participating
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Wanted Calvert Robbery Sheriffs Ofce Continues


Suspect Dead After Police Investigation Into Fatal Crash
Chase in St. Marys On March 30, 2017, at noon, St. Marys
County Sheriffs Ofce deputies respond-
ed to a serious motor vehicle collision on
truck in a ditch. Patton was pronounced
deceased on the scene, and Neal was trans-
ported to Calvert Memorial Hospital with
One wanted individual has died and an- cy equipment in an attempt to make a traf- Patuxent Beach Road in the area of South non-life-threatening injuries.
other was injured following a crash that oc- c stop. The driver, later identied as Rob- Patuxent Beach Road in California, Mary- Members of the Collision Reconstruction
curred in St. Marys County early April 4 inson, failed to stop and accelerated away. land. When deputies arrived, they found Unit responded to the scene and assumed
after they refused to stop for a trooper. The trooper notied the Leonardtown Bar- two vehicles engulfed in ames. the investigation. At this time, driver error
The deceased is identied as Tabais L. rack the suspect was traveling between 80- The investigation revealed, A 2005 Mit- appears to be a contributing factor. Any-
Robinson, 24, and the injured man is An- 90 mph on Rt. 4. subishi Lancer, operated by Charles Patton body who may have witnessed the collision
dre T. Gross, 23, both of whom are from The trooper saw the vehicles headlights Jr., age 29, of Callaway, crossed the center- and has not yet provided a statement to the
Calvert County. Robinson was wanted on go off as the car turned onto Fairgrounds line and struck a Mack dump truck, oper- police is asked to contact Cpl. Dale Reppel
a parole retake warrant and on a warrant Road. Robinson drove down Fairgrounds ated by Charles Neal Jr., age 74, of Waldorf, at 301-475-4200 ext. *8059
for violation of probation. Gross is wanted Road with no lights on. Just prior to Rt. head on, causing both vehicles to leave the
on ve warrants from the Calvert County 5, Robinson lost control of the car, before roadway. The dump truck overturned with From Jennifer Stone, Sheriffs Ofce PIO
Sheriffs Ofce involving theft, failure striking a street sign, a ditch and overturn- the passenger vehicle underneath the dump
to appear and child support. He has been ing several times. Robinson was ejected
charged by troopers with possession of co- from the car.

St. Marys County Sheriffs Ofce


caine after suspected cocaine and synthetic Emergency medical personnel were
marijuana were found in the car in which he summoned immediately. Robinson was
was a passenger. He is currently being held transported to Medstar St. Marys Hos-

Warns Citizens of IRS Tax Scams


at the St. Marys County Detention Center. pital, before being transferred to Medstar
Shortly after 12:30 a.m. April 4, a Mary- Washington Hospital Center, where he was
land state trooper from the Prince Freder- pronounced dead later that morning. Gross
ick Barrack was working speed enforce- was transported to Medstar St. Marys With the 2016 tax season deadline quick- remains the most common scam.
ment on Rt. 4 in Solomons, Md., prior to Hospital, where he was treated for injuries. ly approaching, the St. Marys County Heres what you need to know:
the Thomas Johnson Bridge. He observed He was arrested by troopers following his Sheriffs Ofce is receiving calls from con- You receive notication more than one
a southbound BMW following another car release. cerned citizens regarding two IRS scams tax return was led using your SSN.
and failing to dim its headlights. As the car The investigation by the Maryland State trending in St. Marys County. You owe additional taxes, refund offset
passed he also saw the vehicle had no work- Police Crash Team is continuing. Scam #1 - Scammers are claiming to or have had collection action taken against
ing tag light. represent the IRS. They tell intended vic- you when you did not le.
The trooper followed the BMW across tims they owe taxes and must pay using an IRS indicates you received wages or oth-
the bridge and then activated his emergen- iTunes card, pre-paid debit card, money or- er income from an employer for whom you
der, or a wire transfer. The callers threaten did not work.
those who refuse to pay with being charged What To Do?
with a criminal violation, a grand jury in- If you are a victim of identity theft, the
LAW OFFICE OF dictment, immediate arrest, deportation or FTC recommends these steps:

DANIEL A. M.
a loss of a business or drivers license. The File a complaint with the FTC at identi-
Sheriffs Ofce warns the threat is an tytheft.gov
immediate sign scammers are calling, and Contact one of the three major credit bu-
you should hang up immediately. reaus to place a fraud alert on your credit

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Heres what you need to know:
Generally, the IRS contacts by mail not
by phone.
The IRS will not ask for payment using a
records: Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion
Contact your nancial institutions, close
any nancial or credit accounts opened
without your permission or tampered with
prepaid debit card, a money order or a wire by identity thieves.
transfer. Respond immediately to any IRS notice;
The IRS will also not ask for a credit card call the number provided
number or your bank information over the Complete IRS Form 14039, Identity
phone. Theft Afdavit, if your led return rejects
What To Do? because of a duplicate ling. Use a ll-
First, hang up! Do not engage with these able form at IRS.gov, print, then attach the
callers; if you owe Federal taxes or think form to your return and mail according to
you might owe taxes, hang up and call the instructions.
IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help How to reduce your risk:
you with your payment questions. Always use security software with re-
If you do not owe taxes, ll out the IRS wall and anti-virus protections, along with
Impersonation Scam form on TIGTAs strong passwords.
website, www.tigta.gov or call TIGTA at Recognize and avoid phishing emails,
800-366-4484. You can also le a com- threatening calls and texts from scammers.
plaint with the Federal Trade Commission Do not click on links or download attach-
atwww.FTC.gov. Add IRS Telephone ment from unknown or suspicious emails.
Scam to the comments in your complaint. Protect personal data. Dont carry your
Scam #2 Scammers assume the iden- Social Security Card and make sure your
tity of taxpayers by stealing their Social Se- tax records are secure.
curity number. The scammer then creates If you have any questions, concerns about
a false W-2 form from a company and lls a possible scam, contact the St. Marys
out a return showing a large refund. The County Sheriffs Ofce at 301-475-8008.
scammer then has the refund direct depos-
ited into a money card or other untrace- From Jennifer Stone, Sheriffs Ofce PIO
able account. According to the IRS, this

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12 Sports The County Times Thursday, April 6, 2017

31 and 0
St. Johns Girls Basketball went 31 and 0 for two years. They captured the champion-
ship trophy once again this past season in the SYBL
Seahawks Lose Doubleheader
to Harrisburg
The St. Marys College of Maryland
baseball team would drop a doubleheader
at Penn State Harrisburg on Sunday after-
noon in Capital Athletic Conference action.
The Seahawks would quickly respond in
the second inning with three runs. Sopho-
more shortstop Brandon Snow (Owings,
Md./Northern) would single to leftfield,
Game 1 R H E allowing junior third baseman Dan Mc-
Penn State Harrisburg 11 9 1 Cann (Laurel, Md./Atholton) to cross home
St. Marys (Md.) 1 5 2 plate. First-year first baseman Jay Ham-
mett (Coltons Point, Md./Chopticon) would
How It Happened reach on an error and senior second base-
St. Marys would be the first on board man Zach Rowe (Davidsonville, Md./Cal-
after four scoreless innings. In the top of the vert Hall) and first-year rightfielder Tim-
fifth inning, senior leftfielder Dane Pepper my Prenger (Phoenix, Md./Calvert Hall)
(Reston, Va./Montrose Christian) would scored on the play.
single to centerfield, bringing in sopho- The Seahawks would score again in the
more centerfielder Lucas Kraft (Clarks- fifth inning as Hammett crossed the plate
burg, Md./Clarksburg) for a 1-0 lead. and cut Harrisburgs lead to 6-4. The Li-
The Lions would respond in the bottom ons would close out the fifth inning with
of the sixth with a 10-run rally. Bret Wil- another run and a 7-4 lead.
liams would have a strong inning for Har- Harrisburg would increase its lead to
risburg, scoring a run and tallying three four by adding a run in the sixth when Alex
RBI off a homerun hit. Cline hit the third home run of the game.
First-year RHP Zach Thompson (West St. Marys would earn the final run of
River, Md./Spalding) would take the loss, the game in the eighth inning as Kraft sin-
pitching 5.1 innings and strikeout out four gled to leftfield, allowing junior designated
of 26 batters faced. hitter Joe Bavaro (Brick, N.J./Point Pleas-
For St. Marys (6-14, 0-9 CAC) ant Borough) to score.
Hitting: Matt Bieler (1-for-3), Kraft (1- For St. Marys (6-15, 0-10 CAC)
for-3, run); Pepper (1-for-3, RBI), Dan Mc- Hitting: Snow (2-for-5, RBI, double);
Cann (1-for-3, stolen base) Pepper (1-for-4, RBI); Kraft (1-for-4, RBI)
Pitching: Thompson ( L, 3-3) (5.1 Pitching: Ben Goldsmith (L, 0-3) (6.0
Top rwo: Catie Kolney, Carmen Jackson, Macy Dollarton, Molly VonderHarr, Callie McDonough, IP, 4 strikeouts, 3 walks, 3 hits, 6 runs IP, 1 strikeout, 3 walks, 9 hits, 8 runs); Nick
Taylor Quade, Bottom row: Megan Skane, Ally Boothe and Kaitlyn Abell (5 earned)); Graham Haliskoe (0.2 IP, 2 Raimondo (2.0 IP, 2 walks)
walks, 3 hits, 4 runs); Reid DAntuono (1.0 For Penn State Harrisburg (11-15, 7-5
IP, 1 walk, 1 hit); Joshua Loftus (1.0 IP, 1 CAC)
strikeout, 2 hits, 1 run) Hitting: Zachary Koroneos (3-for-4,
For Penn State Harrisburg (10-15, 6-5 RBI, run); Brubaker (1-for-4, 2 RBI, run,
CAC) home run); Tyler Aug (1-for-3, 2 runs, 3
Hitting: Ethan Kell (2-for-4, 2 RBI, RBI, home run); Alex Cline (1-for-4, RBI,
run, double); Williams (1-for-4, 3 RBI, home run)
home run, 2 runs) Pitching: Austin Kunkel (No decision,
Pitching: Mark Artley (W, 2-0) (6.0 IP, 3.0 IP, 4 strikeouts, 4 walks, 2 hits, 3 runs
6 strikeouts, 4 walks, 4 hits, 1 run); Cole (0 earned)); Brandon Riggs (W, 3-0) (4.1
Backenstose (3.0 IP, 5 strikeouts, 1 hit) IP, 3 strikeouts, 4 hits, 2 runs (1 earned));
Game 2 R H E Brendan Riotto (1.2 IP, 2 strikeouts, 1 walk)
Penn State Harrisburg 8 9 3 Up Next
St. Marys (Md.) 5 6 0 The Seahawks will be back in action at
home at the Hawks Nest against the Uni-
How It Happened versity of Mary Washington (13-12, 6-6
Harrisburg would kick off the scoring in CAC) at 3:30 p.m. in conference action.
the nightcap with five runs in the first in-
ning. Josh Brubaker would crack a two-run From St. Marys College of Maryland
homer. Tyler Aug would follow suit with a by Monica Vega mvega@smcm.edu
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Diminutive Stature, Giant Heart


Few rules govern this column. It has more frenetic than baseball, but it isnt as
to be clean, worthy of print and contain purely reactionary as it is for many football
some loose connection to sports. The spe- players. Basketball is played fast and de-
cific subject is completely at my discre- mands instinctual responses, but theres a
tion, a fact thats equally exhilarating and sufficient cerebral element time to think,
nerve-racking. Eyes will scan these words. assess - that makes it easy for big moments
Opinions will be expressed. Emotions will to imprison an athlete in his or her head.
be moved and thought provoked (I hope). The best manage the pressure, even rel-
Pressure? Lil bit ish in it. Its evident in their body language.
A local angle is good, but not required. Fear is absent. Theres a wry grin, a calm-
Like beer, variety is important; too much ness and a determination. They dont defer.
of one sport, even the NFL, can get a little They want the shot. Because theyre going
stale. Humor is often attempted. Weird to make it. Theres no doubt.
connections to pop culture are common. Last Saturday, Mississippi State guard
But its the point the connection between Morgan William, all 55 of her, made a
sports and our ordinary lives that matters. shot at the buzzer in overtime to beat UCo-
Whatever the sport, team or athlete, and nn 66-64 and send the Bulldogs to the na-
regardless of how spectacular the take-a- tional championship game.
way, a topic wont work if it fails to ignite It was the biggest shot in womens col-
passion. Its either there or it isnt. If its lege basketball history.
not, I move on. A forced screed will be a Exaggeration? Maybe. But name a big-
grind to write and youll sense the artificial ger shot on a grander stage? William didnt
motivation. just win a Final Four game. Her shot upset
I was grasping this week. The sports an undefeated opponent, ended UConns
calendar was stuffed as always. Candi- 111-game winning streak and Huskies
dates were plentiful. But nothing moved bid to win a fifth consecutive NCAA
me. I was staring at a haunting blinking championship.
cursor and an approaching hard deadline. What was so amazing, more than the up-
Momma set itself, was Williams body language in
Then a woman I had never heard of, on the final seconds. She sought the basketball
a team I knew nothing about, made a shot. and shot without hesitation. And when the
And away we go ball went in as the buzzer sounded she had
Sports has changed considerably in my an only fools doubted me look on her
lifetime. The money is unreal. Individu- face. Morgan William: smallest player on
als are often celebrated more than teams. the court, steadiest nerves and the biggest
Showmanship has blossomed a little too heart.
much for my liking. And the games have At the risk of sounding like Dick Vitale,
evolved for good or ill. it was scintillating. Sensational. Exhilarat-
The constant remains the compelling ing. Inspiring. Pick-your-superlative stuff.
convergence of people and pressurized, Whats the comp for mere mortals grind-
win-or-lose situations. Hit that ball, bury ing through our less publicized and com-
that kick in the net, convert that shot and paratively mundane lives? I suppose its
you win. Failand you lose. Watching any pivot point - significant parental mo-
humans, even elite professionals, function ment, job interview, big presentation, etc.
in these moments is fascinating. The anxi- that puts a knot in your gut because of
ety is palatable from the couch. Imagine the acknowledged and wholly uncomfort-
what the athlete is experiencing. Think of able chasm between success and failure.
Tom Brady in all those Super Bowls. Or What to do in these moments? Wellbe
Adam Vinatieri before drilling so many cool, sharpen your senses, attack with con-
clutch kicks. Or Villanovas Kris Jenkins fidence and cross your fingers that a little
as the clock ticked to zero in the champion- bit of Morgan William resides within you.
ship game last year. Excel? How about not Send comments to RonaldGuyJr@gmail.com
vomiting?
Basketball is particularly compelling
in these moments. Faces, expressions and
mannerisms are discernable. The pace is
14 Education The County Times Thursday, April 6, 2017

CSM Students Conduct


CSMs Connections Showcases
Pulse Survey Poet Frank X Walker
Students Poll Residents About Frank X Walker knows that not every-

Opioid, News Media Issues


one loves poetry. He knows that a middle
school English class might have set a per-
son against the literary form at an early age.
The College of Southern Maryland expectations for local elected officials, But he also knows how to make poetry ex-
(CSM) will conduct its next Pulse of the minimum wage and confidence in law citing, emotional and even fun.
Southern Maryland public opinion tele- enforcement. Walker will be the speaker at the College
phone poll from 6 to 9 p.m. April 3 to 6. For the spring semester, questions will of Southern Marylands Spring 2017 Con-
The Pulse survey has been conducted focus on opioid abuse in the region and nections Literary Series on April 7. He will
during fall and spring semesters at CSM news media issues. read his poems starting at 7:30 p.m. in the
since 2008. After talking to thousands of CSM student volunteers will be mak- Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Theatre,
Southern Maryland residents on various ing the phone calls for four evenings from 8730 Mitchell Road, on the La Plata Cam- Poet Frank X Walker
issues and trends, CSM has provided the the colleges La Plata Campus. The results pus. Attendance is free, and the community
community with feedback on a variety of of the survey are provided to local media is invited. artist for a program for high-achieving ris-
subjects, including military presence in for reporting in the Southern Maryland Walker is a former Kentucky Poet Lau- ing seniors in Kentucky, and Abel was a
the region, health care, Internet access, Newspapers. reate and is a professor of the English and teacher in the program. He was engaging
The college has earned rec- African American and Africana Studies riveting when workshopping with
ognition from the National Program at the University of Kentucky. He the students, Abel said. But then came
Council of Marketing and Pub- is the founding editor of Pluck! The Journal his reading. He blew me away. Walker
lic Relations, District I for its of Affrilachian Arts & Culture. His poems is one of Americas most important writers
work on this initiative. have become part of the curriculum for today.
CSM students interested CSM students in some English classes. CSM Languages and Literature Profes-
in volunteering to conduct Walker said that he expects to see some sor Neal Dwyer has been using Walkers
the poll can register at www. of those students attending his readings poems in his teaching, and he asks the stu-
csmd.edu/about/pier/pulse. For perhaps begrudgingly, he teased, and dents to use them as an example of poetry
more information, contact Pat he wants to show them that poetry is not being a way to give a voice to the voice-
Schroeder, survey coordinator, boring; rather, it is full of emotion and less. The assignments charge students to
atpatsc@csmd.edu. excitement. find a person whose voice has been muted
Part of my personal mission is to find or silenced and then find a way to make
From College of Southern the people in the audience who have made that voice heard. The classes also focus on
Maryland up their minds about poetry, he said. He the role literature can play in the telling of
said he is aware that many people may at- history who writes it, who edits it and
CSM students record responses during a previous tend such events because they are forced whose voice is heard.
Pulse survey. to attend for a grade, for a friend or for a Walker has been voted one of the most
spouse. Those are the folks he wants to creative professors in the South. He is the
reach, to surprise them with a presenta- originator of the word Affrilachia, and he
tion that shows poems and poets can be is dedicated to deconstructing and forcing a
anything funny, sad, emotional or new definition of what it means to be Appa-
entertaining. lachian. He has lectured, conducted work-
Everything theyve heard about poetry shops and read poetry at over 400 national
is bad, so my job is to give them a really conferences, arts centers and universities
good reading to shape their opinion of po- across the globe, including Derry, North-
etry and then make a connection and hope- ern Ireland; Santiago, Cuba; Shanghai and
fully change their minds, he said. I love Beijing, China; Mainz, Germany; Toronto,
it, because its like being a teacher again. Canada; New Yorks Lincoln Center; the
Walker said standing at a podium and University of California at Berkeley; Notre
Dame; and Appalachian State University.

Winegardner Auto Group


reading his work gives him a chance to
share his love of poetry and show what it Connections is a program that brings in
can do for people. A lot of people are not nationally recognized writers who use their

Welcomes Bob Arnold


sure what to expect. Its like starting a new literary artistry to shake up their audience
relationship, he said. I try to de-mystify just a little bit: niggle our conscience, ask
the poetry process and show them where questions about uncomfortable social is-
poetry comes from. sues, touch on difficult (and often unspo-
My favorite part is the questions-and- ken) human experience and emotions,
Winegardner Auto Group is proud to answers segment after the reading. You Abel said. Frank X Walker is one of those
announce and welcome the addition learn a lot about your audience after the writers who does all of those things, craft-
of Bob Arnold to the Sales Team at our reading, he said, adding that he hopes ed in some of the most beautiful imagery
and language coming out of contemporary
Leonardtown location. Bob joins the there are attendees who are new to po-
American letters.
team after a 32-year tenure as Head Golf etry as well as potential writers who may
be learning to develop their own voices. Walkers speech and reading are free
Professional and General Manager at Hopefully they end up finding out that po- to attend, thanks to the sponsorship of the
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club located in ets are human people who are funny and Charles County Arts Alliance and Mary-
Leonardtown, Maryland. sad but also warm and just humans. land State Arts Council, African American
Heritage Society of Charles County Inc.
Bobs recent retirement from his position For those who already love poetry, Walk-
and the Diversity Institute at CSM.
at Breton Bay and his desire to stay er hopes to connect with them and even
show them something new. But if they For more on the Connections series and
in the area lead him to Winegardner hate it, I try to give them more than they the Connections magazine, visit www.
Motor Company. With long standing expect. csmd.edu/Connections. For more on Walk-
relationships in St. Marys County and a CSM Vice President of Academic Af- er, visit www.frankxwalker.com/.
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Proposed Law Pits Aquaculture Against Landmarks


By Guy Leonard, Staff Writer

A bill making its way through the legis- states Department of Natural Resources es if it interferes with the way the sites
lature in Annapolis would restrict expan- for the approval of leases, which already areinterpreted.
sion of oyster aquaculture licenses state- takes into account concerns over how the She said the shoreline around St. Marys
wide and particularly here in St. Marys operations of an oyster farm effect the City could particularly be affected by oys-
where one oyster farming operation has natural view of the shoreline. ter leases.
run afoul of supporters of one of the coun- Petty said the bill endangers aquacul- Whitson said that he supported the con-
tys iconic historical landmarks. ture expansion, which is seen by some cept of aquaculture in general but national
HB 1284 would allow for the state to scientists as a way to ensure the future historic landmarks, of which there were
authorize aquaculture leases within 300 health of the native bi-valve population more than 70 in St. Marys, merited spe-
feet of the mean high watermark of the as well as the health of the Chesapeake cial consideration.
shoreline of a National Historic Landmark BayWatershed. It carves out an extremely narrow limi-
as defined by the Department of the Inte- Oysters are a natural filter for pollutants tation to a very good law, Whitson said.
rior but the property owner can quash the that have bedeviled the bay for decades These sites should have a particularly
request to authorize the lease if they object and they are the constant focus of repopu- high level of protection.
to it. lation efforts. Its entirely inappropriate [to
The measure has already passed the Our industry is taking off, this is a big have oyster leases] at such important
House of Delegates, with the support of investment, Petty said. This is about a historicalplaces.
District 29 Delegates Deb Rey and Matt small group of people supporting Sotter- Whitson also believed that shoreline
Morgan, and has had its first hearing in the ley and they are powerfully connected. around Historic St. Marys City was par-
Senate this week. Nancy Easterling, executive director ticularly ripe for oyster leases but should
The bill has received support from of the Sotterley plantation, said that the have the option of protection the new law
residents with close ties to Sotterley Man- organization had indeed challenged Hol- would provide.
sion in Hollywood, who have previously lywood Oyster over the placement of its Petty said that Whitson has misrepre-
sought relief in court against the opera- operations in Hog Neck Creek but since it sented his operations by saying he uses
tions of Hollywood Oyster located just lost in court it has decided not to continue floating, highly visible oyster cages when
next to it. its fight. in fact he uses cages on the bottom.
Tal Petty, owner of Hollywood Oyster, She also denied that Sotterley had any I dont ever recall telling anybody that
said the bills passage would mean the part in pushing the bill. he used floating devices, Whitson said,
likely restriction of any further leases he Sotterley has dropped its appeal, adding however that the Hollywood Oys-
has planned. Easterling said. We are not part of ter operation was still visible in part from
Petty said that supporters of the bill thislegislation. the slave quarters on the plantation.
claim that the operations of aquaculture She confirmed that a former member of The shoreline should be preserved as
are unsightly. Sotterleys board of directors and a current much as possible, Whitson said, since
Viewshed concerns are not realistic, trustee emeritus, Michael Whitson, did historically it was the front door to St.
Petty told The County Times. We use un- testify this week in support of the bill but Marys County.
derwater cages. only mentioned Sotterley as a test case. That viewshed is as important as the
Oyster farming takes on various meth- Its not about the current leases, East- land, Whitson said.
ods with aquaculturists sometimes using erling said. Its about the greater good of
floating cages to set oyster spat to shell these historical sites. guyleonard@countytimes.net
while others use cages that are tied to the She said that of all the shoreline in St.
waters bottom. Marys and throughout the state, the own-
Petty said the bill seeks to circumvent ers or operators of national landmarks
the lengthy process administered by the should have a say in rejecting oyster leas-

Photos by Mike Batson


18 Obituaries The County Times Thursday, April 6, 2017

In Remembrance
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
guyleonard@countytimes.net after noon on Mondays may run in the following weeks edition.

Emily Nicole Morris cie, Florida. She was a genuine loving soul
that was always the rst to be there to help
(Angela), Steve Gass of Hollywood, MD
(Elaine) and Dean Gass of Leonardtown,
Margaret Betty
Emily Nicole Mor- others that were struggling. Emily enjoyed MD (Amy); step-grandchildren: Joey Gass, Elizabeth Mattingly
spending time with her friends, hanging Kaycee Gass, Bethany Gass, Caleb Gass,
ris, 25, of Port Saint
Lucie, FL passed out with her sister Erica, going to the beach, Ryan Gass (Amanda), Eric Gass, Bradley Potts
away suddenly on telling jokes, encouraging others, sleeping Gass (Kaitlynn-Marie), Dawn Erskine,
(her favorite), and laughing. Emilys laugh Ryan Erskine, Evan Erskine, Timmy Gass, Margaret Betty
March 17th 2017 in Elizabeth Mattingly
Port St. Lucie, Florida. was infectious and everyone knew it was Jessica Gass and Olivia Gass; step-great
her because it was loud and one of a kind. grandchild: Savannah Gass. Also sur- Potts, 92, of Leonar-
Born on July 22, 1991 dtown, MD passed
in Terceira Island, She will be sorely missed and will be for- vived by cousins Helen and Pat (the twins)
ever in the hearts of all who knew her. and former wife Nancy Kathryn Street of away surrounded by
Azores. She was the her loving family on
cherished daughter Kilmarnock, VA. George was preceded in
March 13, 2017 in her
of David Morris (Kathryn) and Joanna
Schwab (William). She was preceded in
George William Taylor death by baby sister Nancy Taylor.
George served in the United States Air residence in Leonar-
Force as a Jet Engine Mechanic from 1963 dtown, MD. Born on
death by her paternal grandparents John George William December 17, 1924,
Morris (Bernice) and June Morris. Emily is to 1967 and enjoyed sharing his stories
Taylor, 73, of Hol- of Guam. He also loved serving with the she was the daughter
survived by her sister Erica Morris, her ma- lywood, MD, passed of the late Agnes Gertrude Miles Matting-
ternal grandparents Nick and Judy Vukmer, Maryland State Police Dept. for 21 years,
away at home on retiring in 1990. George was a member of ly and Charles Jenkins Mattingly, Sr. Betty
her aunts and uncles John Morris (Olga), March 27, 2017. Born was the loving wife of the late Francis Mar-
Jim Morris, Dana Morris, David Vukmer First Saints Community Church St. Pauls
on February 9, 1944 Campus. He loved to golf and play ball and ion Potts who preceded her in death on No-
(Alison), Barrett Vukmer (Denise), her in Washington D.C., vember 29, 1982. Betty is survived by her
cousins Elizabeth Morris, Michael Morris, umpired for many teams in St. Marys
he was the son of the County. He also loved to play cards with children: Fran Conway ( Patrick) of Silver
Matthew Rosado, Melissa Rosado, Nicho- late Hildred Burke Spring, MD, Gene Potts of Leonardtown,
las Rosado, Nicholas Vukmer, Michael the twins. He had a passion for photogra-
Gleason, and George phy and was a member of the Southern MD MD, Richard Potts (Barbara) of Holly-
Norris, John Norris, William Norris, Jac- Thomas (Barney) wood, MD, Jo Ann Potts of Leonardtown,
queline Vukmer, and many, many friends. Camera Club. He was a stranger to no one
Taylor. George was the loving husband of and a friend to everyone. So glad you got MD, Jerry Potts (Maria) of Rockville, MD,
She graduated from Leonardtown High Margaret Gass Taylor whom he married and 9 grandchildren. Siblings: Miles Mat-
School in 2009. Emily was a student at the to see me.
on November 18, 1988 in Leonardtown, Contributions may be made to Hospice of tingly, Ann Mattingly, Margaret Yowaiski,
University of Maryland University College MD. George is survived by his sons: Jim Ruth Brown, Mary Jane Mattingly, Joseph
and was planning to graduate with a bach- St. Marys, 44724 Hospice Ln, Callaway, MD.
Taylor of Dunkirk, MD (Danielle Dillon) Mattingly, and Joan Frances Raley. She
elors degree in Communications in May and George Walter Taylor of Hollywood, was preceded in death by her daughter
2017. She worked as a Behavior Health
Specialist at the Revive Recovery Center
MD (Christine); grandchildren: Nathan, Charles Chuck Terry Potts, siblings: Jenks Mattingly Jr.,
in Port St. Lucie, Florida and as a server at
Josh, Miranda, Kayla, Justin and Mack-
enzie Taylor. He is also survived by his Ronald Patton and Mary Agnes Farrell. She was born and
raised here, and left after high school, re-
Codys Original Roadhouse in Port St. Lu- step-sons: Joe Gass of Iron Station, NC turning to St. Marys County, MD in 1972
Charles Chuck from the Washington area. Betty was a
Ronald Patton, Jr., 29, substitute teacher and homemaker.
of Callaway, MD for- Contributions may be made to Hospice
merly from Oakville, of St. Marys P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown,
MD passed away on MD.
March 30, 2017 in Arrangements provided by the Matting-
California, MD. Born ley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. Leonar-
on June 13, 1987 in dtown, MD.
Leonardtown, MD, he
was the son of Debo-
rah Elaine (Tim) Gravely and Charles Ron- Jennifer Rebecca
ald (Kitty) Patton, Sr. Grandson of Anne
Patton of Valley Lee, MD, he was preceded Jenny Randles
in death by his grandfather, Lonnie Patton.
Chuck is survived by his daughter Grace Jennifer Rebecca
Marie Patton of Maine, siblings: Marsha Jenny Randles, 50,
Lynn Wentworth of Leonardtown, MD, of California, MD
Sean Michael Patton (Skye) of Lusby, MD, died March 27, 2016 at
as well as step siblings: Jason Gravely of her residence.
Lusby, MD and Kaila Gravely of Newburg, Born December 5,
MD, Jeff Bennett, Josh Bennett, Chad Ben- 1966 in Philadelphia,
nett all of St. Marys, WV, also survived by PA, she was the daugh-
numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts ter of Joan (Ravicini)
and uncles and girlfriend Chelsea Frey. Randles and William
He graduated high school in Richie J. Randles.
County, WV. In addition, he graduated Jenny graduated from Calvert High
from the Universal Technical Institute School in 1985 and from Frostburg State
earning a Certicate as a Automotive Tech- College in 1989. She was a registered nurse.
nician on June 15, 2012. Chuck was a self- Jenny is survived by her children, Nata-
employed Tattoo Artist. lie J. Thompson and Molly Thompson;
He cherished every moment spent with her siblings, Joan Randles of Decatur, IL,
his daughter and loved tattooing. William Randles of Tustin, CA, Carolyn
Contributions may be made to the Lex- Oresik of Lusby, MD, Marianne Nolte of
ington Park Vol. Rescue Squad P.O. Box Encinitas, CA and Jacqueline Unkle of
339 Lexington Park, MD 20653 Lusby, MD. She was preceded in death by
her parents.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday,
April 4, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00
p.m. with a funeral service at 12:00 p.m.
at the Rausch Funeral Home, 20 Ameri-
can Lane, Lusby, MD 20657. Interment
will follow in Solomons United Methodist
Church Cemetery, 14454 Solomons Island
Road S, Solomons, MD 20688.
Condolences to the family may be made
at www.rauschfuneralhomes.com.
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March of Dimes meaningful way to remember their baby by


planting a flower in our butterfly garden,
shesays.
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Southern Maryland help support March of nationally by Kmart, Famous Footwear, Ma-
Dimes programs that provide comfort and cys, Cigna, and HCA. In our community,
support for moms and babies as well as inno- March for Babies is sponsored by the Greater
vative research to find the unknown causes Waldorf Jaycees, University of Maryland
Holding a baby for the first time is a spe- March for Babies is the largest annual of premature birth and birth defects. Charles Regional Medical Center, Outdoor
cial feeling known to many moms, but not fundraising event for the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes is the leading non- Creations and Landscapes, Inc., Safeway,
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Maritime Festival
yearning to reach out and touch them. On-site registration begins at 8:00AM with
On May 7th, many of these families will the three-mile walk kicking off at 9:00AM at
come together in our community to prevent the Regency Furniture Stadium.
birth defects, premature birth, and other in- Participation in March for Babies will
fant health problems in the March for Babies. provide a memorable and rewarding event

Coming in May
They have formed Family Teams of relatives, for the whole family, says Jennifer Abell, Se-
friends and neighbors joined in the March of nior Development Manager for the March of
Dimes biggest annual fundraiser. For many, Dimes. We will celebrate children and par-
March for Babies is one of their familys ents who experienced the Newborn Intensive
annual traditions, a time for celebration, re- Care Unit (NICU) or special care nursery.
membrance, and hope. We will recognize these families through-
We invite families and all those who out the day with a Superhero Sprint for kids, Celebrate Southern Maryland heritage ing lot to show off their vintage boats and
love babies to join us in March for Babies, complete with a purple cape, a symbolic lei on Saturday, May 6 at the Calvert Marine engines. The unofficial engine swap is a
said Heather Kane, March of Dimes Fam- for mom and dad and loads of fun in the kids Museums 12th annual Solomons Maritime great way to expand your collection. The
ily Teams Specialist. Last year, we had 45 zone. In addition, well be adding to the fun Festival. Antique boats and marine engines, Patuxent Small Craft Guild will also host a
Family Teams participate, and were looking with a live deejay and free breakfast and master maritime carvers, crafts and cooking Nautical Flea Market with all proceeds sup-
forward to an even bigger turnout this year. lunch sponsored by Safeway and Subway. demonstrations, traditional music, and boat porting the Guild.
Whether you want to celebrate a baby in your This year for the first time, participants rides offer something for every member of The Solomons Maritime Festival is spon-
life, or to honor a baby who did not survive, will have the opportunity to walk through the family from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Admission sored by Calvert County Board of Commis-
lets walk together. This movement is bring- our Memory Mile and visit our unforget- to the festival and museum is FREE. sioners, Calvert County Watermens Associ-
ing us closer to the day when every baby is table March for Babies Memory Garden. On Saturday, the museum waterfront ation, Community Bank of the Chesapeake,
born healthy and strong. Those who have experienced loss will find a comes alive with the sights, sounds, and Holiday Inn Solomons, McCready Boat
smells of Southern Maryland. Taste tradi- Yard, Papa Johns Pizza, Patuxent Small
tional foods, learn how to prepare crab cakes Craft Guild, Spring Cove Marina, Wash-
and soft shell crabs, shuck oysters, and stuff burns Boat Yard, and Zahnisers Yachting
a ham like the pros, enjoy local gospel and Center. For more information, please call
old time music, see Chesapeake Bay retriev- Sherry Reid at 410-326-2042 x 19, or visit
ers in action, waterfowl calling demonstra- the museum website at www.calvertmarine-
tions, watch model boats skim the waters of museum.com.
the boat basin, talk with traditional crafts
people as they demonstrate their skills.
Children will enjoy toy boat building. Dont
miss free rides aboard the historic bugeye,
the Wm. B. Tennison. Stop by the Museum
Store for FREE samples from the Blue Crab
Bay Company and Black Point Chocolatier.
Traditional crafts are also celebrated on
Saturday. Around the carving shed, visi-
tors can see how crab and eel pots are con-
structed, see model boat makers in action,
and watch traditional carvers at work. Come
try your skill inside the museum! Demon-
strations of embroidery, knitting, and other
textile crafts will be on-going. Home baked
goodies will be available for sale and food
vendors will be on-site.
The Antique Boat and Marine Engine
Show, now in its 17th year, is a popular com-
ponent of the festival. Enthusiasts from
across the country set-up camp in the park- Photo courtesy of Calvert Marine Museum

Town Hall Meeting to Address


Program Updates and Realignment
The Department of Aging & Human Ser- ioral health program operations from the De-
vices, along with the Department of Health partment of Aging & Human Services to the
and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and St. St. Marys County Health Department and
Marys County Health Department will host what these changes will mean for the com-
a town hall meeting on Wednesday, April 12, munity, including individuals already served
2017, from 10 a.m. - noon in the commission- by the affected programs.
ers meeting room inside the Chesapeake The meeting will be open to the public.
Building. The meeting room is located at For more information, please contact the
41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown. Department of Aging & Human Services at
The meeting will address program up- 301-475-4200, ext. *1050.
dates at DHMH and the transition in behav-
From St. Marys County PIO
Thursday, April 6, 2017 The County Times In Our Community 21

Volunteers Make Museum


a Brighter Place
CMM Volunteers Make the World a
Brighter Place was the theme for this years
Volunteer Recognition at the Calvert Marine
Museum on Wednesday, March 22. The event
kicked off with the announcement of the to-
tal number of volunteer hours in 2016. Vol-
unteers logged in a record-breaking 34,079
hours in 2016, which equates to $907,865 of
in-kind service. Director Sherrod Sturrock,
in her opening comments, stated: To say
that volunteers are important to the museum
is an understatement; the museum wouldnt
even exist without the efforts of volunteers.
Volunteers started the museum 46 years ago
and have been part of its evolution ever since.
They enhance our programs, support our
CMM photo Mike and Kathy Ellwood pictured
staff, extend our mission, and serve as our with the otter mascot Photo courtesy Bob Hall
voice in the community.
More than 160 guests were in attendance. volunteers helped set up chairs, worked on
The museum staff was on hand to honor and the stage crew, helped with security, manned
the gates, served beverages, and whatever

Annual Easter Egg Festival


appreciate the special volunteer family. The
highlight of the evening was the presentation else needed doing for five concerts in 2016.
of a hand-carved otter to the Volunteer of Volunteers are integrally involved in ev-
ery department and program at the museum.

Draws Large Crowd


the Year. This years winner is the husband
and wife team of Mike and Kathy Ellwood. Our volunteers are a blessing and are the
They each logged hundreds of volunteer best of the best. We wouldnt enjoy the suc-
hours during 2016. Mike is in the paleontol- cess that we do without them, said Sherry
ogy department and Kathy crews for the Dee Reid, Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteers are
of St. Marys and heads up the Yard Arms, always willing to do what needs to be done, By Dick Myers
making the museum grounds beautiful. The no matter what the task. Staff Writer
Rookie Volunteer of the Year was awarded New volunteers are always welcome. To
to Breanna Thorne. Breanna started as a become part of the Calvert Marine Museum It was an egg-cellent day for a festival. egg, with several gold-plated eggs available
paid intern with the exhibits department and volunteer family or for more information, For the 34th year St. Marys County Rec- for special prizes.
enjoyed it so much she continued volunteer- contact Sherry Reid at reidsd@co.cal.md.us. reation and Parks Department orchestrated The day also featured a free childrens
ing after the internship was completed. The From Calvert Marine Museum. an Ester Egg Festival. The day before had activity area with games and crafts, goods
Group Achievement Award was given to the monsoon rains but the weather cleared for for sale by local vendors, food and bever-
Waterside Concert Series Volunteers. These a nice early spring day, April 1, that drew ages for sale, raffles from local businesses,
a large crowd. As usual the main attrac- a silent sports auction, games and activities
tions were the Easter Bunny and a lot of for all ages, and entertainment throughout

CMM Welcomes New Dee Captain


Eastereggs. the day. There also was an egg-decorating
The event, that has been held at the St. contest with judging by age groups.
Marys County Fairgrounds in recent Pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bun-
The Calvert Marine Museum is pleased years, has bloomed to include many ven- ny and participation in the egg hunt were
to welcome Frank B. Arbusto, Jr. as the dors in the fair buildings. But the highlight included in the price of admission to the
new Captain of Record for the museums of the day for the kids is posing for pictures fairgrounds.
skipjack, Dee of St. Marys. with the Easter Bunny and participating in dickmyers@countytimes.net
Captain Arbusto, who worked as a Dee the big Easter egg hunt at the show arena.
relief captain last year, brings 26 years of The egg hunt was divided into age groups
experience with the National Oceanic and and everyone had an opportunity to find an
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
His career spans hydrographic surveying
(nautical charts) to fisheries research and
resource assessment. He has sailed small
and large craft inland, coastal and offshore.
Frank Arbusto, Jr. courtesy Robert Hurry
One of his career highlights was a coop-
erative US/China research effort in support
of El Nino research. Water samples were Michigan University.
taken every 200 miles along the equator to The museum is dedicated to the history,
a depth of two miles for six weeks, begin- resources, and heritage of the bay and my
ning south of Guanghou, China and ending role as Captain will be to provide young
in Sydney, Australia. people that come aboard an authentic ex-
Serving as Executive Officer aboard perience sailing the Chesapeake Bay on an
the Miller Freeman, the largest fishery re- historic skipjack. This is a great place and
search ship in NOAAs fleet at that time, he Im thrilled to be here, said Captain Frank.
surveyed all of Puget Sound after the ex- And the museum is thrilled to have him.
plosion of Mt. St. Helens in 1980. The ves- The Dee of St. Marys offers two-hour
sel then followed the volcanic plume south public sails departing at 2:30 p.m. from the
from the Columbia River in Oregon down Calvert Marine Museum on several Satur-
the west coast until it dissipated just north days throughout the summer: May 27, June
of San Francisco, California. 24, July 29, August 26 and September 30.
Arbusto enjoyed his time with Potomac The fee is $15 for ages 8 12, 13 and older
River Boat Company in Washington, DC are $25. Children under eight are not per-
where he captained the Matthew Hayes, mitted. Tickets can be purchased by email-
the Miss Christin and the Cherry Blos- ing Melissa at mccormmj@co.cal.md.us.
som, an authentic paddle wheeler. Captain The Dee of St. Marys is also available for
Arbusto graduated from the State Univer- private charters.
sity of NY Maritime College with a BS in
Meteorology and Oceanography and a 3rd From Calvert Marine Museum
Mates Unlimited license. He earned his
Masters Degree in Business from Central
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Thursday, April 6
The event will be held at the St. Andrews 2017 Aerospace Camp Expo
St. Maries Musica Spring Concert @ Re- Landfill from 8 a.m. until noon. The com- 44550 Steer Horn Neck Road, Hollywood,
Fundraising Fundamentals constructed Chapel munity Document Shredding Event pro- MD 20636
CSM Leonardtown, C Building, Room 205 St. Marys City Reconstructed Chapel vides residents an opportunity to have their 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
9:00 AM-12:30 PM 6:30 PM-8:00 PM confidential, private, and important docu- Aerospace experts will demonstrate and fly
Learn the basics with this introduction to St. Maries Musica, a premiere local non- ments destroyed by a professional shred- various unmanned aerial vehicles (drones)
fundraising. This course is designed for profit choral ensemble, is very excited to ding service at no cost. The truck (from and systems. Make and take activities will
a nonprofit staff member with little to no announce that their spring concert will be Nexcut Shredding) can hold approximately be provided. Free introductory flights.
background knowledge in fundraising for held at the St. Marys City Reconstructed 6 tons of paper using a pierce and tear FREE ADMISSION!! Learn more about
the nonprofit organization. This course Chapel the evening of Friday, April 7th at system (knife-edged wheels to pull paper follow-up learning activities, such as the
will introduce the basics of fundraising, the 6:30 pm. Tickets will be sold at the door for through a central cutting face). This type of 2017 AeroSpace Camp, UAS4STEM, and
importance of planning and communica- $10 a person, however students and chil- shredding is deemed safer, faster, greener UAS4PublicSafety. If you have your own
tion, and its significance in the mission of dren under the age of 18 are admitted free and secure. All paper material shredded drone, please feel free to bring it. Featured
the nonprofit. This course will include such of charge. You may also purchase your tick- during the event will be recycled. Citizens sponsors include: The Academy of Model
topics as: introduction to fundraising, and ets ahead of time on their website, www. are asked to refrain from bringing materi- Aeronautics, FlyRobotics, Wyle, Avian,
steps in building an effective fundraising smchoralarts.org. The beautiful acoustics als which are not confidential in nature (i.e. Patuxent Aeromodelers.
program. of this historic chapel will enhance their newspapers and magazines) as they will
musical offerings, which include Sure on cause the truck to fill up quicker. The shred- Pax Rivers womens Rugby Club vs
Free Tax Preparation And Electronic Filing this Shining Night by Morten Lauridsen, der can handle simple staples, paper clips, Chesapeake RFC
Church of the Ascension, 21641 Great Mills All Things Bright and Beautiful by John spiral note books and thin metal prongs. Clarkes Landing Rd (all the way at the
Road, Lexington Park, Maryland Rutter and There Will Be Rest by Frank However, it cannot accept 3 ring binders. end), Hollywood, MD 20636
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Ticheli. Led by their esteemed and vibrant Please try to limit the number of boxes you 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
The AARP Tax-Aide program is providing artistic director Anthony Blake Clark, St. bring to 2 standard bankers boxes (10H x Come watch Rugby and support your lo-
free walk-in tax preparation and electronic Maries Musica performs concerts through- 12W x 15D) per person so we can serve cal ladies! Pax Rivers Riveters Rugby club
filing for low-to middle-income taxpayers, out St. Marys and Calvert counties in an ef- as many residents as possible. Last years host the ladies of Chesapeake!
with special attention paid to those ages fort to bring a fresh new sound to a variety event yielded 4,600 pounds of paper. If you dont know much about rugby, no
60 and older, at the Church of the Ascen- of musical genres. They strive to keep the worries! Were happy to help get you ac-
sion. Taxpayers do not need to be a mem- arts alive in Southern Maryland by seeking Breakfast with the Easter Bunny quainted. No cost! Fun for the whole fam-
ber of AARP. Taxpayers must bring their our new performance venues, collaborat- Lexington Park Vol. Rescue Squad 21685 ily! Bring chairs, sunscreen, and your voice
SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS and picture ing with other local musical ensembles and FDR Blvd. Lexington Park, MD to cheer us on!
IDs, as well as a copy of their 2015 tax re- maintaining a high level of professionalism 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
turns and all income and tax related infor- and musicality everywhere they go. Please The Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Raising Autism Awareness Day &
mation including names, SOCIAL SECU- be sure to add this must-hear event to Squad invites you all to bring your family Knight
RITY CARDS, and birth dates for every- your calendar today, and purchase your and enjoy a home cooked breakfast. Bollywood Masala Taphouse 1637, 23418
one who will be listed on the return. Tax- tickets ahead of time, as seating is limited! Bring your camera and get a picture with Three Notch Rd, California, MD 20619
payers must also bring health care benefits the Easter Bunny! 12 Noon-5:00 PM
and insurance information, including Form Saturday, April 8 www.lpvrs.org Hear ye, Hear ye! The Noble Knights and
1095-A if health insurance was obtained Fair Ladies of Personalized Therapy, LLC,
Spring Open House at the Craft Guild Shop Free Tax Preparation And Electronic Filing invite you to a royal gathering to Raise
through the Marketplace or Exchange. We 26005 Pt. Lookout Rd, Leonardtown
are not able to prepare tax returns involv- Church of the Ascension, 21641 Great Mills Awareness Day & Knight! Squires, maid-
10:00AM-5:00 PM Road, Lexington Park, Maryland ens and their families will enjoy activities
ing businesses, farms, rental properties, The Craft Guild Shop invites you to its
or partnerships. Additional information is 9:00 AM-12 Noon including games, crafts, bounce houses, a
Spring Open House. Come on by to meet The AARP Tax-Aide program is providing silent auction and dessert auction, vendors,
available at: smctaxaide.org. the artists and see the Shops wide variety free walk-in tax preparation and electronic a buffet fit for royalty, and more!
of unique, handmade items. Fresh baked filing for low-to middle-income taxpayers, Assisting in the pagentry will be area or-
Am. Legion Post 221 Meeting goods, jams and refreshments will be avail-
AL Post 221; 21690 Colton Point Rd; Av- with special attention paid to those ages ganizations that provide information and
able. 10% discount on total purchase will 60 and older, at the Church of the Ascen- resources about autism spectrum disor-
enue, MD be offered. For more information, please
8:00 PM-9:00 PM sion. Taxpayers do not need to be a mem- ders and related supports for families. One
call 301-997-1644. ber of AARP. Taxpayers must bring their hundred percent of the proceeds received
American Legion Post 221 invites all active
duty personnel and veterans to join us for SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS and picture will be donated to local 501(C)(3) organi-
Spring Easter Festival IDs, as well as a copy of their 2015 tax re- zations that provide support to individu-
our monthly meeting on the first Thursday Mt. Zion United Methodist Church at 27108
of each month at 8:00pm. Visit our website turns and all income and tax related infor- als and families impacted by autism. This
Mt. Zion Church Road, Mechanicsville, mation including names, SOCIAL SECU- 10th Annual Autism Awareness Day event
at www.alpost221.webs.com/ or e-mail us Maryland
at alpost221@aol.com. Call (301) 884-4071 RITY CARDS, and birth dates for every- is generously sponsored by Personalized
11am - 2pm one who will be listed on the return. Tax- Therapy, LLC and the Autism Spectrum
for more information. Tell them you saw FREE! The Childrens Ministry will host a
the announcement on the SoMd Internet payers must also bring health care benefits Support Group of Southern Maryland. For
FREE Spring Easter Festival for the whole and insurance information, including Form more information go to personalizedthera-
Calendar family. Sharing of the Easter story, egg 1095-A if health insurance was obtained pyllc.com or autismsupport-somd.org or
Friday, April 7
hunts for all aged children, appearance of through the Marketplace or Exchange. We call 240.561.8860.
the bunny himself, games, crafts and food. are not able to prepare tax returns involv-
Leprechaun Lillys Childrens Consign- Share the meaning of Easter with your fam- ing businesses, farms, rental properties, Texas HoldEm Tournament
ment Sale ily while having fun and fellowship. For or partnerships. Additional information is Mechanicsville Moose Lodge
St. Marys County Fairgrounds,Leonardtown more information call 301-884-4132 or available at: www.smctaxaide.org 2:00 PM-9:00 PM
9:00AM- 8:00PM www.mtzionmech.org The doors open at 2:00 PM tournament
Over 25,000 gently used childrens and starts at 3:00 p.m.
maternity items expected. Many items re- Community Document Shredding Event Southern MD Decorative Painters buy in $75.00, 30 Minute blinds, $12,000,
maining after the sale are donated to local St. Andrews Landfill Paint-In in playing chips this is a bounty tourna-
charities. Any local organization interest- 8:00 AM-12 Noon Immaculate Conception Church 28297 Old ment $10.00 bounty chip must sign in per-
ed in receiving items from future sales can As the spring season arrives, so does the Village Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659 son or by text, no later than 2:45 p.m. to
contact McConville at Mitzi@Leprechaun- task of spring cleaning. Thoughts quickly (This will be in the hall behind the church) obtain seat, $1, $2 no limit cash games
Lillys.com turn to clearing out file cabinets, closets 9:30 AM-3:00 PM will begin when players are available food
and desks to dispose of confidential, pri- The Southern MD Decorative Ptrs will and drinks available call to reserve seat
Our Lady of the Wayside Lenten Fish Fry vate and important personal documents no meet at 9:30 Saturday, April 8th. We will 301-653-2275.
37575 Chaptico, RD Chaptico, MD 20621 longer needed. be painting a design led by Cordy Dickson.
5:00 PM-7:00 PM Quite often community shredding events Guests are always welcome and should Swing and Ballroom Dance
Prices are $14 for Adults $7 for Children 6 help protect individuals from identity theft contact us for supply info if youd like to Little Flower School, Route 5, Great Mills
to 12 and Children 5 and under are free. The and consumer fraud which has become paint on the date of your visit. 7:00 PM-6:00 AM
menu includes fried fish, fish nuggets, popcorn widespread in our communities. To raise You can visit our website at www.smd- Learn to dance this spring! Well teach a
shrimp, French fries, macaroni and cheese, awareness and promote prevention of iden- paint.org. Any questions contact Garnett beginner-level ballroom lesson from 7-8
coleslaw, green beans, rolls, iced tea and bot- tity theft, the St. Marys County Depart- Joy @ 301-884-2835 or email LearnTo- p.m. followed by dancing to music of all
tled water, Desserts and carry outs available, ment of Public Works & Transportation Paint2016@gmail.com. kinds from 8-11 p.m. No experience re-
For more information contact Brenda Russell will host its 3rd annual community Docu- quired! Singles always welcome! Bring a
at rsbrssll@aol.com or at 301-247-1871 ment Shredding Event on Saturday, April 8. snack to share; water and soda will be pro-
Thursday, April 6, 2017 The County Times Calendars 23

vided. Cost: $10 per person. The dance is sit and rest. There will be a $300 VISA card
Community
60 and older, at the Church of the Ascen-
Calendar
about how to can get involved or Spring
sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of raffle as well as a bake table. All proceeds sion. Taxpayers do not need to be a mem- Dells 50-year celebration kindly visit
Holy Face Church. For more information, will benefit the Hollywood Volunteer Fire ber of AARP. Taxpayers must bring their springdellcenter.org or call (301) 934-4561.
e-mail somdballroom@gmail.com or call Department. COME HAVE A GREAT SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS and picture
315-250-5110. TIME !! IDs, as well as a copy of their 2015 tax re- Memorial of Jesus Death
turns and all income and tax related infor- 20770 Seth Ct, Callaway, MD 20620
Sunday, April 9 Monday, April 10 mation including names, SOCIAL SECU- 7:30 PM-8:30 PM
RITY CARDS, and birth dates for every- Peace, Health, and ProsperityEveryones
Spring Break at Sotterley! one who will be listed on the return. Tax- Dream!
Free Tax Preparation And Electronic Filing Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sot- payers must also bring health care benefits Centuries ago, a divinely inspired prophet
Church of the Ascension, 21641 Great Mills terley Lane, Hollywood MD 20636 and insurance information, including Form foretold the time when man would be at
Road, Lexington Park, Maryland 10:00 AM-4:00 PM 1095-A if health insurance was obtained peace with nature. Illness would be elimi-
9:00 AM-12 Noon We are excited to announce that we now of- through the Marketplace or Exchange. We nated. Families would build their own
The AARP Tax-Aide program is providing fer special programming that will include are not able to prepare tax returns involv- houses, plant their own fields, and enjoy
free walk-in tax preparation and electronic activities centered on pollinators. These im- ing businesses, farms, rental properties, the fruits of their labors.Isaiah 11:6-9;
filing for low-to middle-income taxpayers, portant creatures are all around us. Did you or partnerships. Additional information is 35:5, 6; 65:21-23. Jesus performed power-
with special attention paid to those ages know that one out of every three foods we available at: smctaxaide.org. ful works that showed on a small scale
60 and older, at the Church of the Ascen- eat or drink depends on pollinators? Dur- how such prophecies will become a global
sion. Taxpayers do not need to be a mem- ing this fun-filled week we will learn more Nature Discovery Time @ Greenwell reality. His death was fundamental to the
ber of AARP. Taxpayers must bring their about these amazing organisms as we ex- Foundation future elimination of every cause for sor-
SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS and picture plore the grounds and history of our beauti- Greenwell Foundation, 25420 Rosedale row. So important was Jesus death to the
IDs, as well as a copy of their 2015 tax re- ful Historic Site. Activities will include: Manor Lane Hollywood, Maryland 20636 fulfillment of Gods purposes that Jesus
turns and all income and tax related infor- Guided Trail Walks, Interactive Games on 10:00 AM-11:30 AM commanded his disciples to commemorate
mation including names, SOCIAL SECU- the Portico, Learning at the Schoolhouse, Give your child the chance to discover the it.Luke 22:19, 20. This year, according
RITY CARDS, and birth dates for every- Working for the Big House, Living in the joys of the natural world with new friends! to the Bibles lunar calendar, the anniver-
one who will be listed on the return. Tax- Big House, Life at the Slave Cabin, Dis- You and your child are invited to meet us sary of Jesus death falls on Tuesday, April
payers must also bring health care benefits covering Sotterley Farm, and Sotterley, at the Greenwell Foundation, every Tues- 11. Jehovahs Witnesses invite you to meet
and insurance information, including Form A Tidewater Legacy. Admission: $15 per day morning, for outdoor discoveries and with them on that date to listen to an expla-
1095-A if health insurance was obtained family prepaid online or $5 per person at learning, from September to May. Rain, nation of how his death can benefit you and
through the Marketplace or Exchange. We the door, children under 6 free. Purchase snow or sunshine! Up to 6 years old. Reg- your family. For more information, please
are not able to prepare tax returns involv- tickets online at sotterley.org. Please check istration not required. Children attend with visit: www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/
ing businesses, farms, rental properties, in at the Visitors Center. House tours lim- their adult. We may be walking up to a memorial/
or partnerships. Additional information is ited to 20 persons, first come, first serve. half-mile and back so we can explore and
available at: www.smctaxaide.org Rain or shine event. To find out more, visit
our website at sotterley.org
learn from different habitats. All trails are Wednesday, April 12
stroller accessible.
Breakfast & Photos with the Easter Spring Break at Sotterley!
Bunny Pax River Quilters Guild Meeting Spring Break at Sotterley! Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sot-
Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad, 43256 Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 20850 Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sot- terley Lane, Hollywood MD 20636
Rescue Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636 Langley Rd., Lexington terley Lane, Hollywood MD 20636 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
7:30 AM-11:00 AM 6:30 PM-9:00 PM 10:00 AM-4:00 PM We are excited to announce that we now of-
Buffet Breakfast: scrambled eggs, bacon, Pax River Quilters Guildthe next We are excited to announce that we now of- fer special programming that will include
sausage, pancakes, French toast sticks, monthly meeting will be held Monday, fer special programming that will include activities centered on pollinators. These im-
cream chipped beef, sausage gravy, bis- April 10th, 2017, 6:30pm at Good Samari- activities centered on pollinators. These im- portant creatures are all around us. Did you
cuits, hash browns, coffee and juice. Adults tan Lutheran Church, 20850 Langley Rd., portant creatures are all around us. Did you know that one out of every three foods we
$12, Children 6-12 $6 and children 5 and Lexington Park, MD. April features guest know that one out of every three foods we eat or drink depends on pollinators? Dur-
under are free. Photos with the Easter Bun- speaker Nancy Ogletree speaking on How eat or drink depends on pollinators? Dur- ing this fun-filled week we will learn more
ny $5 each. Free prize drawings. Quilts are Judged as it pertains mainly to ing this fun-filled week we will learn more about these amazing organisms as we ex-
the county fair. Bring your quilted items about these amazing organisms as we ex- plore the grounds and history of our beauti-
Breakfast W/Easter Bunny2nd Dis- and see how they rank in the eye of a judge. plore the grounds and history of our beauti- ful Historic Site. Activities will include:
trict VFD&RS Valley Lee There will also be items for sale at this ful Historic Site. Activities will include: Guided Trail Walks, Interactive Games on
45245 Drayden Rd, Valley Lee, MD 20692 meeting. Bring your block of the month, Guided Trail Walks, Interactive Games on the Portico, Learning at the Schoolhouse,
8:00 AM-11:00 AM snack assignment, food pantry donation the Portico, Learning at the Schoolhouse, Working for the Big House, Living in the
Easter Egg Hunt scheduled at 10:00 a.m. and your Show & Tell items. New members Working for the Big House, Living in the Big House, Life at the Slave Cabin, Dis-
All-You-Can-Eat Home-Made-Home and guest welcome. There is a $5.00 fee for Big House, Life at the Slave Cabin, Dis- covering Sotterley Farm, and Sotterley,
Style. Cost: Adults$9.00; Children 612 non-members on speaker nights. Pax River covering Sotterley Farm, and Sotterley, A Tidewater Legacy. Admission: $15 per
$5.00; Children 5 & under are free Quilters Guild is a 501(c)(3) organization A Tidewater Legacy. Admission: $15 per family prepaid online or $5 per person at
Sponsored by Fire Dept. & Rescue Squad and is open to the public. Visit our website family prepaid online or $5 per person at the door, children under 6 free. Purchase
Auxiliary. www.paxriverquiltguild.com or our group the door, children under 6 free. Purchase tickets online at sotterley.org. Please check
For more information call: 301-994-9999 page on Facebook for information. tickets online at sotterley.org. Please check in at the Visitors Center. House tours lim-
in at the Visitors Center. House tours lim- ited to 20 persons, first come, first serve.
Spring Craft Show $6 Sale For MedStar St. Marys ited to 20 persons, first come, first serve. Rain or shine event. To find out more, visit
Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department The MedStar St. Marys Hospital in the Rain or shine event. To find out more, visit our website at sotterley.org.
24801 Three Notch Road Hollywood MD hospital lobby;25500 Pt. Lookout Road, our website at sotterley.org.
20636 Leonardtown, MD 20650. Paying for College Seminar
10:00 AM-3:00 PM 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Dining To Donate 22745 Maple Ave. Lexington Park, MD
The Ladies Auxiliary of the HVFD is This popular fundraiser generates funds to Applebees, 10 Shining Willow Way, La Pla- 20653
sponsoring a Spring Craft Show. There purchase patient care items for the hospital. ta, MD 20646 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
are over 90 vendors from all over MD and Shop an array of $6 items such as jewelry, 11:00 AM- 12:00 AM In this seminar, participants will have the
some from VA who will be displaying their scarves, small leather goods, childrens Spring Dell Center is continuing its 50- opportunity to talk through the steps of
hand made merchandise. items, etc. For more info, please call the year celebration with a Dining to Donate making further education a viable financial
You will find items such as floral decora- gift shop at 301-475-6153. Hope to see you event at Applebees and invites community option for their students with college aspi-
tions; ceramics; pottery; glass & wooden there! members to join in for dinner. A portion of rations. Simply put, if you, your children,
ornaments and decor; jewelry; paintings; proceeds generated from meals purchased or students are planning to apply for colleg-
photography; baskets; quilts; crochet items Tuesday, April 11 April 11th with a flyer will support Spring es and universities, whether in the near or
and paper designs; wrought iron designs; Dells programs for people with disabili- distant future, this seminar is a must. Visit
doll clothes; bath and body products; em- Free Tax Preparation And Electronic our website for more information: www.
Filing ties in Charles County. Guests must have
broidery; hair accessories; candles; NFL; the flyer in hand to participate. Visit bit.ly/ cpfcu.com/seminar.html
home decor; engraving; baby and chil- Church of the Ascension, 21641 Great Mills
Road, Lexington Park, Maryland SDCApplebees to print a copy. The event is
drens accessories; pet items and so much one of many held in celebration of the orga-
more.The Ladies Auxiliary will be selling 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
The AARP Tax-Aide program is providing nizations 50 years supporting people with
stuffed ham by the pound, stuffed ham and developmental and intellectual disabili-
chicken salad sandwiches plus many other free walk-in tax preparation and electronic
filing for low-to middle-income taxpayers, ties in the community as well as April as
food items. There will be a dining area to Autism Awareness Month. To learn more
with special attention paid to those ages
24 Calendars The County Times Thursday, April 6, 2017

Library Calendar
Library Holiday Closings
All three branches of the St. Marys
County Library will be closed on Fri-
Microsoft Office:
Introduction to Publisher
Lexington Park Library will Going On
In Entertainment
day, April 14 in observance of Good hold Introduction to Publisher on
Friday. All branches will be open Wednesday, April 19 from 10 a.m.
regular business hours on Saturday, to 12 noon. Learn to create flyers,
April 15. Lexington Park Library cards, certificates and more! Basic
will be closed on Sunday, April 16 in computer skills required, ability to
observance of Easter. All branches
will be open regular business hours
use a mouse, and familiarity with
Microsoft Word. Adult computer Thursday, April 6 Tuesday, April 11
Monday, April 17. classes are for ages 16 and up. Reg-
istration required on www.stmalib. Randy Nelson Ben Connelly
Haiku Button Making org. Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill, Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill,
Lexington Park Library will hold Solomons Solomons
Haiku Button Making on Monday, Master Gardeners Plant 7:00 - 10:00 PM 6:00-9:00 PM
April 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. Celebrate national poetry month
Clinics Trivia
anglers-seafood.com
Have questions about growing
by making some Haiku poetry but- vegetables, soil conditions, mystery Anthonys Bar & Grill, Dunkirk Team Fued
tons to take home! Using pages from insects, invasive weeds, or heirloom 8:30 PM The Ruddy Duck, Solomons
old books, colorful images from plants? Ask a Master Gardener at www.anthonysdunkirk.com 6:30 8:30 PM
magazines, and your imagination, this free plant clinic. Stop by the ruddyduckbrewery.com
you can make a piece of wearable table in the library lobby with your
art. Well supply all the materials, plant samples and questions. Friday, April 7
you just write the poetry! Recom- Lexington Park Library 1st and Wednesday, April 12
mended for children ages 7 and up, 3rd Tuesdays from 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
please register on www.stmalib.org. Karaoke
(starts April 18) Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill, Wild Card Trivia
Leonardtown Library 2nd and 4th
Intermediate Excel for Tuesdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (starts
Solomons
9:00 PM-1:00 AM
Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill,
Solomons
Business April 11) anglers-seafood.com 7:00-9:00 PM
Charlotte Hall Library will hold Charlotte Hall Library 1st and 3rd anglers-seafood.com
Intermediate Excel for Business on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Scarlet Plus Entertainment Hot
Tuesday, April 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 (starts April 15) Dance Night
p.m. Learn to create & use an Ex-
cel spreadsheet with applications
The Brass Rail Sports Bar Thursday, April 13
DJ all evening!
for business, including subtotals 8:00 PM Midnight
and data analysis. Adult computer Robbie Kidwell
classes are limited to ages 16 and Mike Damron Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill,
up. Registration required on www. The Ruddy Duck, Solomons Solomons
stmalib.org. 7:30 PM 6:00-9:00 PM
ruddyduckbrewery.com anglers-seafood.com

Trivia
Saturday, April 8 Anthonys Bar & Grill, Dunkirk
8:30 PM

Pet of the Week


www.anthonysdunkirk.com
Scarlet Plus DJ & Karaoke
The Brass Rail Sports
Sing & Dance all evening with
great & fun people!
8:00 PM Midnight

Meet
Michael Fox
Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill,
Solomons
8:00 PM - Midnight

Sven
anglers-seafood.com

My name is Sven. I was born in home. Maybe you could think about The St. Marys County Times is always looking for more local
2015. I was adopted as a baby but my fostering to adopt me and see if you talent to feature! To submit art or band information for our
family could not keep me. I am shy at like me. You can meet me at the Petco
entertainment section, e-mail sarahwilliams@countytimes.net
first but once I warm up I am a sweet in California on most Saturdays and
boy. Whenever my foster mom comes Sundays from 11 to 3. You can also Please submit calendar listings by noon on the Tuesday prior
home from work, I run over to see her. fill out an application at www.feralca- to our Thursday publication.
I love for her to pet me. I love to sit on trescueand email it todiane@feralca-
her lap and be petted. I am also very trescuemd.org.I cant wait to
playful. I am looking for my forever be your new friend.
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St. Marys Department of Aging Lofer Senior Activity Center 301-475-4200, ext. 1658
Garvey Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4200, ext. 1050

Programs and Activities


Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 3101
Visit www.stmarysmd.com/aging for the most up-to date information

Brought to you by the Commissioners of St. Marys County: James R. Guy, President; Michael L. Hewitt; Tom Jarboe; Todd B. Morgan; John E. OConnor; and the Department of Aging & Human Services

safety issues such as speeding, seat belt and


Dental Care Available Organic Veggie Garden turn signal use. The cost is $15 for AARP Yard Sale and Craft Fair
Health Share of St. Marys, Inc., is ac- Presentation members, $20 for non-members, payable to (Save the Date)
cepting applications from those in need of The University of Maryland Extension- AARP on the day of class. Pre-registration The Garvey Senior Activity Center
basic dental care such as exams and clean- St. Marys Master Gardeners will have a is required and can be done by calling 301- Council, Inc., will sponsor a Yard Sale and
ings. To be eligible the household income presentation on organic veggie gardening 475-4200, ext. *1658 or stop by the regis- Craft Fair
for one person must be less than $2,010 and tips at the Northern Senior Activ- tration desk at Lofer. If you wish to order Fundraiser in support of the programs,
per month and $2,707 for two persons. ity Center on Monday, April 17 at 11 a.m. lunch from the center, the cost is $6 if you activities and special events offered at the
A $50 fee will apply at the time services Master Gardener, Linda Crandall, will dis- are under 60 and by donation for those 60+ Garvey Senior Activity Center. The yard
are rendered and are provided in a mobile cuss how to get started with organic veg- years of age. (MENU: Orange Juice, Roast sale will be held at the Leonard Hall Recre-
dental van located in Lexington Park. Ap- gie gardening. This presentation will cover Beef, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Stewed ation Center in Leonardtown, MD, on June
plications are accepted at the St. Marys topics like organic fertilizers and pest con- Tomatoes, WW Dinner Roll, Applesauce) 3 from 8 a.m.-noon. Weather will not be a
County Department of Social Services trol methods in an organic garden. Space is Lunch can be ordered at the same time you factor as it is an indoor event at the Leonard
Leonardtown and Lexington Park ofces, limited. To sign up for this free presenta- register for the class. Hall Recreation Center. Please let us know
St. Marys County Department of Aging tion, please visit our sign up table or call if you have any items you would like to
& Human Services, and Access Health in
Lexington Park. To learn more call 301-
301-475-4200, ext. *3101. Patriotic Musical donate. The Council will accept and store
items the week before the event (May 29-
475-4200, ext. *1654. Luncheon with the Bushmill Presentation & Lunch June 2). So, when you do your spring clean-
Band Connection at Lofer ing or are preparing to move, think of those
Yellow Door Come join us at the Garvey Senior Ac-
Enjoy a patriotic salute to the Armed items you can donate to our yard sale. Ven-
Intergenerational Art Class tivity Center on Wednesday, April 19 at
Forces and sing along to old favorites like
This Land Is Your Land, Youre a Grand
dors are welcome to participate and display
On Monday, April 10 at 1:30 p.m., Yel- noon and enjoy the musical stylings of the their crafts for a $25 fee and must provide
low Door Art Studios will offer a special Old Flag and Yankee Doodle when the their own table/setup. Contact Margaret
local Bushmill Band. The Bushmill Band Chopticon High School Bravehouse Triple
art class for the Garvey Senior Activity has performed all over the county from Forrest at 301-481-5850 or Beth Roth at
Center which encourages seniors to bring Threat Performance Troupe comes to the 301-373-8129 to learn more and make ar-
Cracker Barrel to last years Riverfest. Lofer Senior Activity Center on Thurs-
along a grandchild or a child close to you to Their music will get your toes tapping and rangements to drop off items. Donations
join in on an intergenerational art project. day, April 27 at 12:30 p.m. to offer this free will only be accepted by appointment.
your hands clapping! Lunch for that day performance. This show will also feature a
Spring break will be here before you know will be roast beef, mashed potatoes, stewed
it for the grandkids and little ones! Start tomatoes, dinner roll, applesauce, orange
bit of jazz! If you would like to have lunch
before enjoying the music, the menu for
Lunch Bunch at
their week off with a little time with you. juice and chocolate cake with buttercream that day is: fruit juice blend, BBQ chick- Boomerangs Ribs
The theme for the painting will be April icing. Cost for lunch is by donation for Would you like to have lunch with a
Showers Bring May Flowers. Cost is $15 en leg, oven roasted potatoes & onions,
those ages 60 and above and $6 for those roasted carrots, whole wheat dinner roll, group of (age 50+) friends? Once a month,
a person. Please call the Garvey Senior Ac- under the age of 60. To make reservations, Lunch Bunch meets at a different restau-
tivity Center at 301-475-4200, ext. *1050 baked apples, and lemon bar. Lunch reser-
call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050. vations must be made in advance. Cost for rant where individual checks are requested.
for more information and to reserve your April Lunch Bunch will meet at Boomer-
the luncheon is $6 for people 50-59 years
spot. AARP Safe-Driving Class of age and by donation for those who are angs Ribs in Solomons Island on Tuesday,
The next AARP Safe-Driving course 60+. Senior Activity Center programs are April 25 at 11:15 a.m. Call your BFF, then
Book Sale Donations will be held at the Lofer Senior Activ- available to those 50 years of age and older, call Shellie at 301-475-4200, ext. *1655 so
Donate your used books to the Garvey ity Center on Wednesday, April 19 from 9 unless otherwise noted. Please see the re- we can reserve your seats.
Senior Activity Centers used book sale a.m. to 2 p.m. (with an hour lunch break ceptionist for the criteria for participation.
fundraiser. All funds raised go towards at 11:30). This program includes emphasis Call 301-475-4200, extension *1658 or stop
special events and entertainment at center on roundabouts, pavement markings, stop- by the reception desk to sign up or for more
events. Books for all ages are welcome. sign compliance, red-light running, and information. Seating is limited.
Hardcovers, paperbacks, and books on CD
in good condition are appreciated. Please,
no encyclopedias, textbooks, outdated
computer/software manuals, magazines
or very worn books. To make a donation, Over 250,000 Southern Marylanders cant be wrong!
drop off your items at the Garvey Senior
Activity Center: Monday-Friday, April
6-17 from 8-4:30 p.m. If you have any
questions, please call 301-475-4200, ext.
*1050. This event is open to individuals of
all ages.

YES Cycling on the Trail


On Wednesday, April 12 at 10 a.m.
the Northern Senior Activity Center will
have a cycling event on the Three Notch
Trail brought to you by the YES Cycling
Program. Bring your own bike or trike
and helmet for a causal, relaxed-pace ride
stopping along the way to read the trail
interpretive signs. The trip will be led by
volunteer, Dan Donahue, experienced cy-
clist and bicycle trip leader. The Northern
Senior Activity Center has three bicycles
and one trike available to borrow for the
Your Online Community for Charles, Calvert, and St. Marys Counties
trip. To sign up for the trip or to reserve
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sister (no, really). The proposal involved years ahead.
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Jousting Tournaments A little rant about this,


Jousting tournaments have been held in Honor. The Chief Marshal of the occasion

a little rant about that.


Maryland since Colonial days and In 1962 was Mr. G. Fred Maddox. Assistant Mar-
jousting was designated as Marylands shals were George Barber, John Davis, J. T.
official sport. Just a couple of newspa- M. Raley and Dr. L. J. Sutton. Herald, Wil-
per accounts for your entertainment and liam A. Kirk. Judges, Colonel John F Dent,
amusement! Oscar Hayden and John F Dent. (Baltimore
On Friday of last week there was a grand Sun, October 27, 1866). Its true what they say about
tournament at Leonardtown in St. Marys Two tournaments were given in St.
computers; they are both a
County, Maryland which was attended by Marys County on the first instant--one by
blessing and a curse. I might
scores of fair ladies and brave men from St the white citizens for the benefit of widows
have to go as far as to say that
Marys, Prince Georges, Charles and ad- and orphans and the other by the colored
the computers and all the cables
joining counties. The Saint Marys Gazette people for the benefit of St. Josephs Church.
and clouds and Wi-Fi capabili-
said the entertainment was a perfect success The Beacon says the tournament at Black-
ties are a curse, I mean blessing
and the horsemanship was admirable. 22 jack Old Fields was largely attended by the
and a curse. Let me just add to
knights entered the list and after the riding beauty and gallantry of the Briery Branch.
that list of what causes frustra-
had terminated the victors were announced The following was a result of the tilting and
tion: websites, apps, hacking,
and the interesting ceremony of crowning the names of the successful knights and the
spamming, scheming, phish-
the Queen of Love and Beauty and select- ladies who were the recipients of the hon-
ingI just dont know what to
ing the Maids of Honor was preceded with ors. Frank Hall, Knight of Blackjack, won
trust or rely on with my com-
by the Knight of Thornley, Mr. F. X Sims, the first honor and crowned Miss Alice
puter or smart phone anymore.
being entitled to the first honor, crowned Tennison Queen of Love and Beauty; W. E.
Even on Facebook, I am afraid
Miss Fanny Lord of Leonardtown, Queen of Lathrum, Knight of Disappointment, Miss
to respond to a friend request
Love and Beauty. Sir Kenneth, Mr. J Har- Kate Tennyson First Maid of Honor John
for fear it is not a real friend.
ris selected Miss Mary Ferguson of Charles L. Stone, Knight of Leonardtown and Nan.
I am sure everyone checks out
County as First Maid of Honor and the Guy Knight of Rippling Wave crowned Miss
the profiles and friends list
Knight of Marlboro, Mr. A. Jarboe chose the Mary Lizzie Guy Second Maid and her sis-
pretty well now. Why are there
same lady second maid of honor because ter Miss Rosa Third Maid of Honor. When
people out there in this world
both knights worshipped at the same shrine all was over they attended a ball held at the
that just want to hack you or
and neither would choose any other lady. residence of Simon Tennison. The tourna-
hurt you? How are their brains
Miss Alice Waring of Prince Georges was ment dinner, given by the colored people
wired so differently? My So-
selected third Maid of Honor by the Knight was well attended by both white and colored.
cial Psych degree does not help
of Disappointment, Mr. G. Garner. Miss The tilting was kept up for some time and
me with peoples mean inten- will most likely change.
Maria Garner of Chaptico was selected by many were unhorsed though none were hurt.
tions. The class, Social Deviance told of Wow, that felt better. Sorry, normally,
the Rebel Knight, Mr. Jay Waring as the After the coronation ceremonies took place
all the ways people could be awful to each I just do a rant in my facebook arthritis
fourth maid of honor. The Knight of Saint the Knights and Queens proceeded to the
other, but can everything be blamed contin- groups, but once in a while, I need a good
Marys, Mr. W. S. Hammett, chose Miss church where a sumptuous repast was pro-
ually on our parents or society throughout rant about computers and internet life. I
Kate Colton of Longworth Point as Maid of vided. (Baltimore Sun, November 12, 1873).
the generations? We are or become parents think I am just really tired.
to impressionable I shouldnt rant about anything today
young minds, and because it is a beautiful day at least until
Metabolic training to should teach them all the day you will be reading this. We sat out-
increase metabolism & the ways to become side last night at dusk thinking wow, it was
good, kind respon- like summer came overnight. The mosqui-

Workout
sible adults. We are tos, gnats, bees, and wasps were buzzing
society, we should act around us and everything that bloomed.
just as honorable by Did you know that one gnat in a glass of

Smarter
ourselves as we do in wine can change the taste completely it
a group. does for me anyway. The first tick of the

Not Harder
I suppose I am season for me found its way to an elastized
just aggravated with area and was holding on tight. My husband
my computer con- had worked on the yard most of the day, and
stantly freezing up
JOIN THE FREE CHALLENGE
it is looking beautiful with fresh mulch and
and having to turn trimmed bushes and tree limbs. The daffo-
everything off at the dils are finally starting to bloom after they
surge bar. My printer hid themselves after the last bouts of cold
is saying it is on and weather.
wireless is connected So really, what is there to rant about?
but yet nothing will The yard is beautiful, the world is beauti-
print, no matter how ful, and life brings us treasures and beauty
many times I reboot every day. Everything is wonderful. Im
and reset the wireless feeling really good now; deliriously, happy
button with a tooth- even. Let me try to print out that form I need
pick. For months I again, maybe the printer will work now,
have been trying to since everything is fabulous and beauti-
Kicking off 2017 with a new beat get Yahoo to help me ful. Hold onDoggone, sazzafrazzin,
Challenges Every
and in shape! Come out and enjoy a get into my e-mail worthless, printer!! Oh, sorry, what was I
completely FREE and fun, high account via their nu- saying; everything is beautiful, everything
energy fitness class that will be sure
to leave you feeling powerful and Tues, Thurs merous tech experts.
So, if you have writ-
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To each new days adventure, Shelby
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Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
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Confessions: Saturdays: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. or by appointment
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19199 St. George Church Road Valley Lee, MD 20692 A member of the Southern Baptist Convention Child care is provided.
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8505 Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20637 Sunday Evening Youth Group
240-254-2765 or 301-274-3627 Christian Preschool and Kindergarten available
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Associate Pastor Kevin Cullins
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH
Christ Episcopal Church Sunday School (all ages) 9:15 am
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 am

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25390 Maddox Road | Chaptico, MD 20621
Wednesday Discipleship Classes 7:00 pm
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LARGEST SELECTION OF CARS UNDER $4900!

A l d r i ental
Aut o & R

E D I T A P P R O VA L!
O U R C R
L E F R E E WAY TO G E T Y
THE HASS 03 Chrsyler Pt Cruise
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$6495
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00 Oldsmobile Intrig $5295
04 Hyundai Xg 350 Low Miles
$3995 03 Saturn Vue Awd
$3495 $3995 03 Ford Expedtion $4995
07 Ford Mustang Eddie Bauer
99 Mercedes Sl500 02 Honda Accord
le $6995 $5995 06 Dodge Caravan
Hard Top Convertib $4495 k
Mini Van, Suv Truc
$10495 04 Buick Century 05 Ford Explorer
05 Mercedes s500 Eddie Bauer
$4995
Low Low Miles
09 Nissan Altima 4matic $9495 $5995
$3995 07 Kia Sedona
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02 Lexus ls 430 Mini Van, Suv Truc
$7999 03 Chevy Cavalier $7995 03 Ford Windstar $5995
$4295 $3995

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We have rental cars & to Excellence fo
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passenger vans too! 50 years!

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22025 Three Notch Rd. | Lexington Park, MD 20653
Next to The Tackle Box
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