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Bailey Upsets Waugh in District 29 Race

In St. Mary’s County, the unofficial vote tally shows “Our work has just begun,” said Bailey.
that Bailey defeated Waugh by more than 1,000 votes; Todd Eberly, professor of political science at St. Mary’s
the total vote in the two counties were Bailey 4,190 and College of Maryland, said Bailey’s victory was in large
Waugh with 3,407. part due to Hogan’s support.
He will move on to face Democrat Thomas Brewer in “Last night was a fantastic one for Hogan,” Eberly told
the general election in November. The County Times. “Hogan’s got some coattails.
The race was the most hotly contested, with Bailey “He [Bailey] had most of the Calvert and St. Mary’s es-
picking up Gov. Larry Hogan’s endorsement early in the tablishment behind him and Hogan’s endorsement made
campaign and the rancor between both candidates in- that possible.”
creasing up to election day. Eberly said some of Waugh’s comments on social me-
Bailey outraised and outspent not only Waugh but all dia leading up to the election may well have cost him
other primary candidates locally. some votes; one of Waugh’s top aides posted on his Face-
Waugh touted his independence in working across the book page that Bailey’s wife, Karin, who chairs the St.
aisle with Democrats in the legislature but Hogan target- Mary’s school board did not do enough to curb bullying
ed him for ouster after Waugh voted to override the gov- in schools.
ernor’s veto on a bill that prohibited colleges from asking The post written by Karen Sauter tied a Spring Ridge
about an applicant’s background on the entrance form. Middle School’s student suicide by hanging last year to
Bailey ran on a campaign of being open and accessible bullying problems there; police investigation found no
to the average voter, while Waugh charged that Bailey evidence of bullying in the young man’s suicide.
would be Hogan’s “lapdog” to Waugh’s “bulldog” fight- Sauter’s post ended by stating there was already an in-
ing for Southern Maryland. competent Bailey at the board of education and the dis-
“I’m truly humbled by the results,” Bailey said late trict did not need another one.
Tuesday night of his victory. “I want to thank the voters “No matter what, family members are off limits,” Eb-
for putting their trust in me.” erly said. “It’s supposed to be between the candidates and
Bailey credited his win to a grassroots campaign that no one else.”
focused on door knocking and canvassing neighbor- While the rancor may have cost Waugh some votes,
hoods; he said he spent significant amounts of time in Eberly said, the voting patterns showed that voters had
Calvert County, though it made up only about 20 percent mostly made up their minds during early voting and on
of the district. election day.
“We talked to voters directly and earned their trust,” “This was a somewhat nasty and divisive primary,”
Jack Bailey, GOP District 29 Senate race winner. Bailey said. “The last few Continues on page 4
weeks of the campaign
By Guy Leonard we were working 18 to 20
Staff Writer hours a day.”
The winner said he was
Political newcomer Jack Bailey won the GOP primary looking forward to the
for the District 29 senate seat Tuesday night by a comfort- general election.
able margin, unseating incumbent Steve Waugh.

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nice campaign, she

was very gracious.
thanked the voters
for their trust in
“I’m very hum-
bled by that,” said
Incumbent Sher-
iff Timothy K.
Cameron easily
won his primary
bid against GOP
contender Tom
Phelan, a retired
Navy captain and Sheriff Cameron, GOP winner for
office of St. Mary’s County Sheriff
combat aviator.
Phelan touted his broad management and leadership
experience but had no law enforcement background.
Cameron defeated an incumbent sheriff in 2006 and
ran unopposed in the subsequent two elections; he will
face former sheriff’s office lieutenant and Democrat Ted
Rep. Steny Hoyer, Democratic 5th Congressional District winner Belleavoine in the general election.
Cameron won 4,620 votes to Phelan’s 1,161.
Eberly said. vin easily won against Mike Daras to secure the GOP The most closely contested race was between GOP
The key for Republicans now, was to heal the divide nomination for that seat; in November Colvin will face candidates for Clerk of the Circuit Court Debbie Mills
between Waugh and Bailey supporters, Eberly said. off against Democrat Timothy Ridgell. Burch and Pete Cucinotta.
Though the district had trended strongly Republican in Colvin won 3,475 votes to Daras’ 1,401. Burch appears to have won the race with 2,697 votes
recent years, Bailey could not rest on his laurels. Colvin is a financial analyst who works at Webster Field versus Cucinotta’s 2,591.
“It’s always best to have a united party,” Eberly said, in St. Inigoes and ran on a platform of fiscal responsibility Susan Julian, deputy director of the St. Mary’s County
noting that primary results statewide showed Republi- as well as a willingness to examine policy and engage in Board of Elections, said the office currently has about 300
cans had a chance at 19 seats in the Senate where they discussion and debate on them. absentee ballots yet to be counted; they are expecting per-
could block and filibuster legislation. He is a St. Mary’s County native and has served on the haps another 100 absentee ballots to be mailed in.
In the District 1 county commissioner race Eric Col- county’s board advocating for persons with disabilities. There are also 170 provisional ballots yet to be can-
In the District 2 county vassed for their legitimacy, she said.
commissioner race Rose Julian said the final vote tallies from absentee and
provisional ballots could decide the primary race for the

Frederick won the Demo-
crat party’s nomination clerk’s position.
to run against incumbent In the race for the 5th Congressional District William
Republican County Com- Devine III bested Johnny Rice to win the GOP’s nomina-
missioner Mike Hewitt in tion to face Democrat U.S. Rep Steny Hoyer in Novem-
November. ber; Hoyer handily won his primary race against David
Frederick defeated fel- Fritz with 84 percent of the vote.
low Democrat Ann Marie In the GOP primary race for U.S. Senate Tony Camp-

Abell by a margin of 2,581 bell won 29 percent of the vote in a crowded field to face
votes to 2,154 for Abell. Sen. Ben Cardin in the general election.
“I was very excited and Cardin won easily in the Democrat primary with 80
surprised,” Frederick said. percent of the vote.
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mal shelter.
Over the past year the consensus
among elected leaders and animal advo-
cates has swung strongly to the county
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Corner Store Expansion Approved

By Guy Leonard that the expansion of Brad Brizzi’s Several members of the surrounding
Staff Writer country store at the corner of Thompson neighborhood were opposed to the proj-
Corner Road and Budds Creek Road ect; mostly over fears it would increase
The owner of a convenience store and would diminish the rural character of traffic problems as well as the preva-
gas station in Mechanicsville is one step the area. lence of alcohol, particularly surround-
closer to being able to expand his busi- The owner’s plans include a 13,494 ing events at the two nearby race tracks.
ness after the county planning commis- square-foot commercial building on the “What Brad wants to do is not con-
sion approved his concept site plan to 2.82-acre site that would house the new ducive to our community,” said Louise
build a new restaurant on his property. restaurant. Novak, who lives across from the store.
The approval of the commission was Brizzi currently prepares food at his “He wants more than a restaurant, he
unanimous except for one abstention, establishment and already holds a Class wants a bar.
though some members were concerned D tavern liquor license. “He’s always wanted one.”
Other’s protested that trash, litter and
property damage due to errant traffic
PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS ARE AN would increase with a larger establish- The existing entrance on Route 234
APPROPRIATE CHOICE FOR SOME, BUT ment that catered to the business from will be removed and newly aligned
IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THE RISKS. either race track. across from Maryland International
Some, though, supported Brizzi’s Raceway.
proposal; they said concerns over large Planning commission Chair Howard
TALK WITH YOUR trucks, campers and even emergency
vehicles through the corner store prop-
Thompson voted to approve the concept
site plan but lamented SHA’s not be-
HEALTHCARE erty were exaggerated. ing at the meeting to explain why they
“I regularly pull my camper through would not restrict access to the site from
PROVIDER TO LET'S this intersection,” said David Fitzpat- motorists immediately leaving the race
FIND OUT WHAT'S rick, a patron of the store. “This plan track.
RIGHT FOR YOU. TALK! is safer than what’s there right now,
Thompson felt not restricting vehicles
from crossing completely over Budds
According to the State Highway Ad- Creek Road to get to the site was unsafe.
ministration (SHA) the new design will “I don’t like it a bit,” Thompson said.
eliminate the ability of motorists to “I’m not crazy about that entrance.”
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Fisheries Commission in Financial Trouble

as well as the other At- taxpayer money and federal grants.
lantic Coastal states. The report pointed out a pair of proj-
It has operated since ects, both oyster preservation projects,
1958 and controls the that cost the commission $400,000.
licensing of commercial This took a heavy toll on the commis-
and recreational fishers sions operating funds they did not fully
and anglers alike. appreciate, according to the audit.
The commission According to the report the commis-
is based in Colonial sion diverted revenues from all oyster
Beach, Va. licenses, surcharges inspection taxes and
The audit found that identification tags to these projects.
the commission increas- The audit chided the commission for
ingly cannot operate expending so much on one portion of
without spending out of fisheries preservation at the expense of
its reserve accounts and all else.
it does little to regulate “While the preservation of the oyster
its own spending. population is important, concentrating
“During fiscal 2017, all funding efforts in this area without re-
the commission used gard for other areas of responsibility and
$80,000 in cash restrict- the need for funds for ongoing adminis-
ed for future projects trative operations could result in the in-
to cover operating ex- ability to remain a viable going concern,”
penses when there was the audit stated.
Potomac River Fisheries Commission no operating cash avail- Concurrently, the audit found the com-
able,” the report stated. mission had problems recording and ac-
By Guy Leonard in tenuous financial condition, a report “As of June 30, 2017, counting for all of its financial transac-
Staff Writer from state’s Office of Legislative Audits the commission had not reimbursed the tion; it did not have accounting personnel
states. reserve for these funds. with adequate knowledge of account-
The Potomac River Fisheries Commis- The commission coordinates fisheries “At the end of fiscal year 2017, the ing standards to do so, according to the
sion, which is charged with the preserva- regulations between the Maryland De- commission’s deficit for restricted funds report.
tion and oversight of the fishery shared partment of Natural Resources and the totaled approximately $145,000, an in- The commission does not even have a
by both Maryland and Virginia, is still Virginia Marine Resources Commission crease of $55,000 over the fiscal year secure location where it stores the back-
2016 deficit.” ups to its servers, according to the audit,
The report stated the commission op- which makes them “subject to damage,
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Governor Hogan Announces $18.6 Mil. for

Kirwan Commission Recommendations,
Education Initiatives
Career and Technical Educational Grants, Before and After School
Programs, Teacher Scholarships, and School Safety Funding
Governor Larry academic program offered before and
Hogan today an- after the school day, or in summer for
nounced $18.6 mil- a school with a high concentration of
lion in new educa- students in kindergarten through eighth
tion funding to go living in poverty and at risk of falling
toward a series of behind academic requirements, along
initiatives, includ- with $500,000 for the recruitment, train-
ing recommenda- ing, and ongoing development of new
Photo courtesy of tions from Mary- teachers.
Office of Governor land’s Commission An additional $4.9 million will be
Hogan’s website. on Innovation and used by the Interagency Commission On
Excellence in Edu- School Construction (IAC) to conduct a
cation, known as the Kirwan Commis- statewide facilities assessment.
sion. While the Commission will present The governor also authorized an ad-
its final findings and recommendations ditional $1.8 million in the current fis-
at the end of 2018, this funding reflects cal year for need-based scholarships
preliminary recommendations made through the Maryland Higher Education
earlier this year. Commission (MHEC).
“Every child in Maryland deserves ac- In addition to the funding for the
cess to a world-class education, regard- Kirwan recommendations, Hogan also
less of what neighborhood they happen released $40 million in school safety
to grow up in,” said Governor Hogan. funding that had been restricted by the
“That’s why our administration has pro- legislature in the budget. This funding
vided record funding for K-12 education includes: $23.5 million for safety-related
for four years in a row and has been com- capital improvements; $10.6 million in
mitted to innovative and outside-the-box grants to local school systems to en-
education strategies, such as P-TECH hance school safety; $3 million for the
and our ACCESS Initiative. These new Maryland Center for School Safety’s
investments are yet another way we are operations, including 13 new positions;

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giving our students even more opportu- $2.5 million to help with newly required
nities to learn, grow, and thrive.” school safety evaluations; and $1 million
The new funding for Kirwan Com- for Hate Crime School Safety Grants.

atBuy it at
mission initiatives includes: “Keeping our kids safe is one of our
$2.5 million for an early literacy pro- most important jobs,” said Governor Sell It,
gram, providing additional reading sup- Hogan. “This past session we enacted
port to eligible students in kindergarten landmark school safety legislation to
through 8th grade.
$2 million for the Teaching Fellows for
Maryland Scholarship, a program that
create aggressive, statewide standards
for school safety, expand the work of the
Maryland Center for School Safety, and
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percent of high school graduates from er levels of school safety funding than
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5th Annual Section 3 of Pax Park Revitalization Pax NAS Sets

Blueberry Construction Set to Begin Noise Advisory
for Day, Night
& Bake Sale
system (including
storm water man-
agement devices). Flights Beginning
July 9 Through
While construc-
tion is underway,

20 lb. Cases Mid-August

residents may ex-
perience temporary
inconveniences such Communities surrounding the
SHIPMENTS JULY 5TH as parking restric- naval air station are advised that
tions, roadway lane
& JULY 19TH closures, construc-
noise-generating testing events are
scheduled to begin Monday, July
PLACE YOUR tion noise and con-
struction vehicles
in the area. Tempo-
9, 2018, and continue through mid-
August between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.

daily. Pilots at NAS Pax River will
rary “No Parking” be training in short takeoff and
A construction contract for Section signs will be placed vertical landing scenarios that are
3 of the Patuxent Park Revitalization at least two days in advance of work at essential for the safety and readi-
Project has been awarded to Great Mills each street location. At that time, resi- ness of our service members and
Trading Post, Inc. A notice allowing dents are asked to relocate their vehicles those of our allies. Residents may
work to begin has been issued for Mon- parked along the roadway. Fences with- notice increased noise levels due
day, July 2. Construction is scheduled in the county right-of-way, located with- to these operations.
to follow soon thereafter. The project in the limits of grading, may need to be NAS Patuxent River appreci-
will take approximately nine months to removed and re-installed to allow for a ates residents’ understanding and
complete. smooth transition into existing grade. will continue to take precautions
Improvements will be performed on Every effort will be made to minimize to lessen the impact of flight op-
Saratoga Drive, part of Midway Drive disturbance during construction. erations on the community. For
(between Saratoga and Bunker Hill Monthly construction updates and more information, call the toll-free
Marvin Steiner Drive), part of North Essex Drive (near additional project information will be Noise Hotline 1-866-819-9028.
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Thursday, June 28, 2018 The County Times Cops & Courts 13

Dog Who Mauled Sheriff’s Office Investigates

Dirt Bike Fatal Crash
Avenue Girl Likely A 24-year-old Mechanicsville man ner and appeared to be using a cellphone

To Be Killed
was killed on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in the manner which caused the citizens
when he crashed a dirt bike into another to believe he was filming himself. War-
vehicle. ring then failed to stop at a stop sign
Shortly before 1 p.m., the St. Mary’s at the intersection of Dockser and Sky
County Sheriff’s Office responded to View Drive and collided into the pas-
the area of Dockser Drive and Sky View senger side of a 1997 Nissan XE truck
By Guy Leonard Drive in the Golden Beach neighbor- operated by Vincent Wood, 21, of Me-
Staff Writer hood in Mechanicsville for the report chanicsville. Wood did not sustain any
of a motor-vehicle collision involving a injury as a result of the collision.
The dog who dirt bike. The St. Mary’s County Collision Re-
badly mauled a Deputies learned that the dirt bike, construction Unit responded to assume
girl in Avenue operated by Benjamin Daniel Warring, the investigation.
June 15 will like- failed to stop at a stop sign and struck At this time, speed, cellular phone
ly be euthanized the side of a small pickup truck. use, lack of protective equipment and
after it’s quaran- Warring was receiving treatment for failure to obey a traffic-control device
tine status ended incapacitating injuries when he sud- are contributing factors in the collision.
Monday, officials denly stopped breathing. Warring was Anyone who may have witnessed the
with the county’s transported to University of Maryland collision and have not provided a state-
animal control Charles Regional Medical Center for ment to the police are asked to contact
department said. treatment where he succumbed to the Cpl. Brian Connelly at 301-475-4200,
The owner of injuries sustained in the crash. ext. *8031 or at brian.connelly@st-
the pit bull/boxer Initial investigation found that a 2003
mix had signed Yamaha YZ125 was being operated ille-
the dog over to be gally in the roadway on Dockser Drive. Jason Babcock,
destroyed, said A Pitbull Boxer mix Warring was observed by several citi- St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office PIO
emergency op- zens to be operating in a reckless man-
erations chief Steve Walker, at the Tri- away the girl’s lip.
County Animal Shelter in Hughesville Despite the injuries in the attack, the
where it had been under examination county’s animal control department had
since the attack. never received a complaint about the
The girl lost her lower lip and most of dog’s behavior in the past, Walker said.
her chin in the attack, reports indicated, Walker said the family had adopted LAW OFFICE OF

and has since been in treatment for her the dog as a stray some years ago and
injuries. had exercised caution with it when it
Walker said the attack happened in a was around other dogs.

home on Cobrum’s Wharf Road and that “She did some kind of movement and
the girl who was injured was a cousin the dog reacted,” Walker said. “It was
visiting the family who lived there; the nothing provoked.
“We don’t know what caused the dog
dog belonged to the home owners.
to bite the girl,”
When the relatives realized the child
was under attack by the dog, they at-
tempted to pull the dog off of the girl,
Walker said, resulting in the dog pulling

Legal Notice

In the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County, Maryland

Case No.: C-18-FM-17-000418


The provisions of this order are based upon: A ruling by the court without a

UPON CONSIDERATION of the Petition to Change Name filed in this matter, it
is hereby ORDERED that the name of Keith Lamont Brown be and the same is
changed to Keith Lamont Bey.

Karen H. Abrams
Judge for 41650 COURT HOUSE DRIVE, SUITE 301 • P.O. BOX 288
St. Mary’s County Maryland
June 14, 2018 PHONE: 301-475-5150 • FAX: 301-475-6909
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Brendan Sailing Camp in Annapolis and St. Mary’s

for Youth with Learning Differences
assistance for the $650 camp is available and not just in sailing but in other pur-
through Brendan’s scholarship program. suits as well.”
No child is ever turned down for an in- Parents start noticing immediate dif-
ability to pay. ferences in their child’s behavior after
Brendan Sailing is the first summer a summer session. Lisa Whelan, a par-
camp to follow the National On-Water ent from the St. Mary’s overnight camp
Standards from U.S. Sailing certified said, “My son gained a sense of confi-
instructors, providing up-to-date and dence that extended to his day-to-day
professional sailing instruction tailored life. Before Brendan he was shy, but the
to youth with learning differences. boy we picked up from camp was more
Over 600 students have attended these engaging, happy, and relaxed. I attribute
camps and on the final day of both ses- this not just to learning how to sail, but
sions, parents are invited to take a sail also to the instructors he worked with
with their camper to show off the skills and the new friends he made.”
they have acquired.  Most of the camps instructors and
Founder and CEO Jim Muldoon has staff have had personal experience with
seen the tremendous growth that oc- youth with learning differences, making
The non-profit Brendan Summer Sailing Camp for youth with learning differences will take curs within Brendan campers firsthand. them particularly sensitive to the issues
place at St. Mary’s College of Maryland from July 18-27 with day and overnight sessions
offered. Registration is still open.
Muldoon was inspired to start Brendan encountered. As a former camper and
in 1985 after his son, who is dyslexic, current instructor, Evan McCarthy has
Are you looking for a fun summer at both its camp locations: Annapolis became a confident sailor. “One day I seen what Brendan can do first-hand.
camp for your child with learning differ- Sailing School and St. Mary’s College of noticed that this young boy, who was “Brendan taught me a perspective on
ences? Operating in its 34th year, non- Maryland. Annapolis sessions are from having trouble telling his right hand teamwork and gave me a life that has
profit Brendan Sailing Camp teaches June 18 – June 29 for Session 1, and July from his left hand, knew port from star- shown me new opportunities. This pro-
students from 11 to 18 with a wide range 2 – July 13 for Session 2. St. Mary’s ses- board and that he was telling my crew, gram helped shape me into the person I
of learning differences (dyslexia, dyscal- sions have both daytime and overnight these big burly sailors, how to run the am today, and the skills I learned still
culia, ADP, ADHD etc.) how to sail in a sessions from July 18 – July 27. Visit boat. And they were listening to him,” play a huge role inside and outside of
non-competitive environment, and uses the camp’s website at www.brendansail- Muldoon said. “That’s what this pro- what I do with Brendan.”
sailing as a foundation for building both, or call 202-638-2788 for more gram does; it builds a foundation for
self-confidence and life skills. information on the program, session self-confidence, allowing the kids to be Press release by Brendan Sailing Camp
Brendan Sailing is currently enrolling dates, times, and tuition costs. Tuition more confident and sure of themselves,


We have written about the need to create a retire- different types of investments. The theory behind the value of your current home. Refinancing to a 15
ment plan. The starting point for you is to create an this allocation of assets is simple—if one investment year as opposed to a 30 year mortgage may give you
income statement and a balance sheet. That way, you goes down, another may go up. a paid off property at retirement. It is time to start
can see where you are in order to plan for the future. What do your investments look like in your 401(k)? looking at those options.
Now, we want to take that income statement and If you are a young person, you can afford to take more What about your small business assets? Did you
balance sheet and project what it will look like in re- risk with your investments because you have time to know 90% of small business owners have absolutely
tirement. To begin, let’s look at some of your retire- work and replace losses. But, if you are older and are no transition plans in place? Basically, that means
ment resources. getting ready for retirement, you do not want to take when the business owners dies, the business dies. If
Everyone gets a social security statement. When more risk. You want your investments to be more that business has made income for you, how about
was the last time you checked the accuracy of that secure since you will not have the time to replace figuring out how you and your family can continue to
statement? Is the income reported on your statement any losses. That’s why evaluating your investments make income from the business after you retire and
correct? Once you have verified the accuracy of the in your 401(k) is so important when you are getting when you die?
statement, you can see what the retirement benefit ready to retire. Finally, don’t discount the value of working after
will be at various retirement ages. Take that income Once you have retired and left your employment, retirement. Even if you plan on working for lesser in-
into account in your projected retirement income what do you do with your 401(k)? At that point, your come, the income you do receive from continuing to
statement. 401(k) can be “rolled over” into another tax exempt work may be able to provide you with a much better
Pull out your 401(k) statements or, if you have more vehicle like an IRA. And, you can obtain different retirement. The internet is filled with more informa-
than one, everything you have. The majority of work- investment options when you roll over. If employers tion on retirement. Do your research and take steps to
ing people have their retirement savings in 401(k) have provided restricted investment options to you, secure your retirement future.
plans through their employers. Your employers give your best course is to choose a roll over. Join my partner Andrea Baddour and I for a free
you investment choices. Make sure your current in- Of course, personal savings need to be taken into seminar discussing this and other topics on the third
vestment choices are those that meet your present account in creating your retirement income statement. Wednesday of every month at our offices, 8906 Bay
circumstances and your retirement goals. What do But, have you included inheritances in your numbers? Avenue, North Beach. Call 301-855-2246 to reserve
I mean by that? Well, we have previously discussed The boomer generation will benefit from the largest your space. Looking forward to seeing you.
the critical importance to all investors of the concept inter-generational transfer of wealth in history—if Striegel & Baddour is a law firm focused on Estate
of “asset allocation.” Basically, that means spread- you are anticipating an inheritance, list it. and Business Planning located in NorthBeach with
ing out your investment risk across various types Real estate is another retirement resource. Al- appointment locations in Hollywood and Annapolis.
of investments—cash equivalent investments like though the market value of real property has declined Nothing in the following article represents legal ad-
money market mutual funds, equities that move with in recent years, you can anticipate some increase in vice. Readers are urged to consult their legal counsel.
the market like mutual funds, corporate bonds that property values over the coming few years. If you
will pay you interest, etc. Your investment portfolio have more than one property, you may consider sell- By Lyn Striegel
should look like a pie with many slices representing ing or renting that property. You also should look at
20 Obituaries The County Times Thursday, June 28, 2018

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 after noon on Mondays may run in the following week’s edition.

Linda Sue Potter and was a 17 year cancer survivor. She William Lee Callaway George’s Episcopal Church Cemetery,
loved her family, especially spending 19167 Poplar Hill Lane, Valley Lee, MD
Linda Sue time with her grandchildren. In addi- W i l - 20692.
Potter, 66, of tion to her mother and beloved husband liam Lee Serving as pallbearers will be Mat-
Ridge, MD of 20 years, James Potter, Linda is also Callaway, thew Callaway, Francis Berry, Chris
passed away survived by her daughter, Margie Ben- 90, of Tall Gilmore, Ty Adams, Ross Jewell and
on Friday, field of Mechanicsville, MD; her sister, Ti mbers, Billy Bookwalter.
June 15, 2018 Elizabeth “Lizzie” Green (Mike) of Lo- MD passed In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu-
at MedStar St. thian, MD; her grandchildren: Savanna away on tions may be made to Valley Lee Volun-
Mary’s Hos- Benfield, Jackson Benfield, Jessica Pot- June 23, teer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Valley
pital in Leon- ter and Brycen Potter; stepchildren, 2018 at his Lee, MD 20692 or St. Mary’s Animal
ardtown, MD James A Potter (Lori) of Aylette, VA home sur- Welfare League, P.O. Box 1232, Leon-
sur rounded and Kelly Lynn Jones (Rudy) of North rounded by ardtown, MD 20650.
by her lov- Chesterfield, VA; and many extended his loving Condolences to the family may be
ing family.She was born on January 16, family. She is preceded in death by her family. made at
1952 in Prince George’s County, MD to father, Charles Harold Jett.Family will He was born in Great Mills, MD on Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu-
Margaret Alberta Garner of Lothian, receive friends for Linda’s Life Celebra- April 20, 1928 to the late William Levi neral Home, P.A.
MD and Charles Harold Jett.Linda was tion on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from Callaway and Mary Olive Coppage.
a very talented floral designer and cre- 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., with a Memorial Ser- William attended the University of
ated many beautiful pieces with Ken- vice celebrated at 3:00 p.m. at Brinsfield Maryland and was a member of Phi Kimberly Diane Briscoe
ny’s Florist in Lexington Park, MD for Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Kappa Sigma. He later completed his
the past 30 years. She was creative and degree in Business Administration, K i m -
Leonardtown, MD 20650.  Interment berly Di-
had a flair for decorating. She enjoyed will be private. with a concentration in Accounting
cooking and made delicious meals, in- from Strayer University in Washing- ane Bris-
Memorial contributions may be made coe, 45, of
cluding pork Florentine and lasagna. to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, ton, D.C. He served in the United States
She enjoyed going to the beach and has Army from June 1943 to his honorable Lexington
Leonardtown, MD 20650, or to the Park, MD
traveled to Outer Banks, NC since 1996. American Cancer Society, 405 Williams discharge in June 1945. He served in
She always liked taking trips especially Germany during World War II. He mar- passed
Court, Suite 120, Baltimore, MD 21220. away on
to Ocean City, MD and historical land- Condolences to the family may be ried his beloved wife, Lorraine Louise
marks. Her hobbies included danc- Callaway. Together they celebrated 57 June 14,
made at 2018 at
ing, learning history, especially about Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- wonderful years of marriage, until her
the Civil War era, and relaxing at the passing in July 2012. MedStar
neral Home, P.A. St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown,
beach. She was strong and determined He began his career as an accountant
with the National Broadcasting Com- MD surrounded by her loving family.
pany and by 1963 was promoted to She was born on November 30, 1972
Management. He was one of the first 15 in Leonardtown, MD to John Michael
people to be hired to work when COM- Smith (Shirley) of Lexington Park, MD
SAT was established by President John and Shirley Marie Briscoe of Park Hall,
F. Kennedy. He was employed for over MD.
30 dedicated years as the Vice President Kim was a lifelong resident of St.
Accounting Administration until his re- Mary’s County and attended Great Mills
tirement on May 30, 1983. After retire- High School. She was employed for
ment he partnered with his son, Greg, over 17 dedicated years with DSC. She
and developed Callaway Village Cen- was known as the caretaker for her fam-
ter. Callaway Village is where he was ily and friends. She was very compas-
born and raised and he was proud of his sionate and enjoyed helping others. Her
heritage. He has spent the last 20 years hobbies included playing BINGO, which
working side by side with his son and she enjoyed going with her cousins, and
was proud of the legacy they have built. playing cards, especially Deuces. She
He enjoyed flying and earned his pri- was a jokester, the life of the party and
vate pilot’s license. He enjoyed working the light of the room, she loved to laugh.
and meeting new people to share won- Kim was a true diva and always liked to
derful stories with. look nice. She looked forward to getting
William is survived by his children: together with her co-workers every Fri-
Greg Callaway (Dondi) of Callaway, day for lunch at KFC. She enjoyed fish-
MD, Scott Callaway (Karen) of New- ing and being on the water. She was very
bury, MA, Linnea Jewell of Reva, VA loved and will be missed by her family,
An Independent Family-Owned Funeral Home and Lisa Callaway (Donna) of Balti- especially her granddaughter.
Serving Southern Maryland for over 100 Years more, MD; 13 grandchildren; one great In addition to her parents, Kimberly is
grandson; and many extended family also survived by her children: Laquisha
Michael K. Gardiner, C.F.S.P., C.P.C. and friends. He is preceded in death by T. Briscoe of Park Hall, MD, Michael D.
Funeral Director/President his wife and parents. Briscoe of Park Hall, MD, Tiqeona M.
Family will receive friends on Friday, Briscoe of Great Mills, MD, and Shon-
June 29, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at tae M. Waul of Lexington Park, MD;
Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 her sisters, Tamiko Marie Belcher (Lon-
Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD nell) of Lexington Park, MD and Veron-
Providing trusted service to the community for over 100 Years 20650. A Funeral Service will be cel- ica Denise Miles (Tony) of Lexington
ebrated by Pastor Jonathan Blanke on Park, MD; her granddaughter, Jozirrah
41590 Fenwick Street • P.O. Box 270 • Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 E. Gray; her grandmother, Mary Macy Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
at Trinity Lutheran Church, 46707 S. Briscoe; her life-long partner, Wayne

(301)-475-8500 Shangri-La Drive, Lexington Park, Waul of Lexington Park, MD; and
MD 20653. Interment will follow at St. many extended family and friends. She
Thursday, June 28, 2018 The County Times Obituaries 21

is preceded in death by her grandsons, self. He was employed at Target where with his family and grandchildren. celebrated over 10 wonderful years of
Joseph Tyrell Gray Jr. and Jaquis Ty- he was popular with the customers. Raymond is survived by his children: marriage. He was romantic and was the
quan Gray; her grandmother, Thelma Andrew loved to eat and he loved to Mary Stone (Micky) of Front Royal, VA, “kindest, most thoughtful and gener-
L. Smith; her grandfathers, William C. cook, concocting interesting sweets and Christine Dolaway (Robert) of Bruns- ous person she ever met.” In the be-
Briscoe and Edward Allen Smith, Sr; spicy dishes. His cousins have great wick, MD, Janet Flynn (Ken) of Mount ginning of their relationship he tutored
and her aunts, Barbara Geraldine and memories of cooking and baking with Airy, MD, Raymond Davis, Jr. (Ruth) his wife in math and supported her as
Rose Marie Briscoe. him. He often traveled to Minnesota, of Westminster, MD, David Davis and she completed nursing school. Together
Serving as pallbearers will be Edward California, Illinois, and Michigan with James Davis, both of Courtland, OH; they enjoyed trips to the Shenandoah
A. Smith III, Charles Junior Gladden, his parents and brother to spend time 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchil- vineyards, Monticello, and for the past
Robert I. Morgan, Aaron D. Morgan, with his cousins, aunts and uncles, and dren. In addition to his parents and be- 9 year’s family vacations to Onslow
Melvon Thomas, godson, and Keyonte grandparents, whom he loved dearly. loved wife, he is also preceded in death Beach at Camp Lejeune. Jesse and Su-
Robinson, godson. Honorary pallbear- Andrew had a deep and loving bond by his siblings: Lois Goodman, Lloyd san also enjoyed other hobbies including
ers will be William Cornelius Briscoe, with his brother, Nicholas. They had Davis, Mary Allenbaugh, and Tom Da- attending the Riverfest concerts held
Jr., Warren J. Brown, James P. Robin- nicknames for each other, loved to laugh vis; and his grandson, Michael Stone. at St. Mary’s College each season and
son, Tom J. Glenn, Michael Herbert, and reminisce about their great times In lieu of flowers, Memorial contribu- events at Sotterley.
Robert S. Berry, and Joseph T. Gray. together, and make fun of their parents. tions may be made to Valley Lee Volun- Jesse was an avid bowler and was ac-
Condolences to the family may be In addition to his parents, Andrew teer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Valley tive in a summer youth league where
made at is also survived by his brother, Nicho- Lee, MD 20692. he was paired with a child whom he
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- las Kaselemis of Tucson, Arizona; his Condolences to the family may be taught how to bowl. His hobbies in-
neral Home, P.A. grandparents Curt and Marlene Krantz, made at cluded woodworking, making gorgeous
Marilynn and David Mattingly, Karin Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- pens and yo-yo’s for the grandchildren.
and Gus Kaselemis (deceased); and his neral Home, P.A. His Porsche was his baby and he loved
Andrew “Drew” Kaselemis many aunts and uncles, cousins and oth- to drive her fast. He was an excellent
A nd rew er relatives. baker with his specialty being cheese-
“Drew” Memorial contributions may be made CWO4 Jesse James Fleury cakes and key lime pie. He also made
Kasele- to Young Life St. Mary’s County, P.O. III, USN (Ret.), delicious chocolate covered strawber-
mis, 24, Box 553 ries. He often made dinner for his wife,
CWO4 Jesse
of Leon- Leonardtown, MD 20650-0553 online and they were always delicious, he was
James Fleury
ardtow n, at famous for his mashed potatoes. His
III, USN (Ret.),
Maryland, Condolences to the family may be grandchildren were the light of his life.
68, of Lexing-
passed made at He planted a tree for each of them in his
ton Park, MD
away June Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- garden. He enjoyed making pancake
passed away at
5, 2018. neral Home, P.A. and sausage breakfast with them. He
his home with
He was grew beautiful and bountiful gardens,
his loving fam-
born on and taught them the love of gardening.
Raymond Alvey Davis, Sr. ily at his side.
July 17, In addition to his beloved wife, Jesse
He was born
1993, to R a y - is also survived by his children: Jesse J.
in Baltimore,
Christo- mond Al- Fleury IV (Toni) of Severn, MD, Charles
MD to the late
pher Kaselemis and Heidi Krantz Kas- vey Davis, C. Fleury (Jill) of Waldorf, MD, Sarah
Jesse James
elemis of Leonardtown, Maryland. God Sr., 82, of E. Weatherwax (Jason) of Okinawa, and
Fleury II and
made Andrew an amazing person. He L e on a rd- Nathan A. Shoaf (Lindsay) of Lexington
Norma Shirley
accepted Christ as his Savior at an early town, MD Park, MD; his siblings: Richard J. Fleury
Armstrong Fleury.
age and had a strong faith in God. An- passed (Linda) of Bel Air, MD, David R. Fleury
In 1969 Jesse enlisted in the United
drew was not with us long, but in his away on (Tanya) of Chattanooga, TN, Debra L.
States Navy and proudly served his
short time, he lived a full and loving life. June 18, Fleury of Catonsville,
Honor the memory MD, Rebecca
of your cherishedL.
country with over 24 years of dedicated
Andrew had an engaging, fun person-
ality that sparked enjoyment and excite-
at A Tribute to the Loved One
service until his retirement on June 1,
Fleury of Catonsville,
one by sharingMD;
children: Gabrille
with friends,R. Fleury,
the story grand-
of their
and Jamie
1993 as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. He
ment in his friends and family. He was
very funny and goofy and made us all care in Frederick, MD.
Whose Memory Lives
then went to work as a procurement spe-
cialist until 2004 for several government
Fleury, Zachary G. Fleury, here in theHannah
Weatherwax, Samuel D. Weatherwax,

laugh. He made every dinner, trip, and He was born in Washington, D.C., on Levi J. Weatherwax,ForLucus details and to place
A. Shoaf,
visit more fun and memorable. He was November 27, 1935 to the late Lloyd Da- On Forever in Your Heart
contractors. His last job, one he found
very rewarding, was driving a school
Mackenzie N.callShoaf;
your notice of remembrance,
and many extend-
301-373-4125 for assistance.
spontaneous and was not afraid to dis- vis and Mae Quade Davis. ed family and friends. In addition to his
bus for Kessler Bus. He drove the bus
play his personality. He loved travel On September 22, 1957 Raymond parents, he is also preceded in death by
from 2008 to October 2017. He loved
and fashion. His hair was always great, married his beloved wife, Anna Marie his sister, Sharon A. Mayes.
the children on his bus route and was
his clothes were the most fashionable Davis. Together they celebrated 49 won- Memorial contributions may be made
known as “Mr. McFleury.” Jesse was a
and he stayed in great shape. With his derful years of marriage, until her pass- to the Church of the Nazarene Compas-
teacher and a mentor to many. He en-
family, he traveled numerous times to ing in January 2006. He was employed sionate Ministries, Re: School Pal Packs,
joyed explaining the why’s and how’s to
California and Colorado, throughout the until his retirement as an auto mechan- 24710 Sotterley Road, Hollywood, MD
people so they could better understand.
United States, and to Mexico and Eu- ic. He was a huge Nascar fan and never 20636.
On November 21, 2007, he married
rope. His energy was always on display missed a race. He was an avid reader Condolences to the family may be
his beloved wife, Susan Kessler Fleury,
in his hobbies, his work, and his travels. and enjoyed reading the newspaper made at
in Leonardtown, MD. Together they
He was born and raised in Tucson, cover to cover on a daily basis. He was
Arizona and loved it there, but also meticulous, organized, and resourceful.
loved Southern California and the He didn’t like things to be wasted and
ocean and lived there for a short time. often refurbished and repurposed things
While living in California, he got a mini that others would have discarded. He
dachshund that he named Kelvin, who enjoyed gardening, especially growing

slept with him every night. He moved tomatoes which Anna always canned.
from Southern California to Maryland He also enjoyed playing pool, his “Be-
in 2016 where he got back into fitness, jeweled” computer game and tinkering IN PRINT & ONLINE
healthy eating, and taking care of him- in his shed. He loved spending time
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Garden Club Awards Scholarship to Tidewater Archaeology Days

Leonardtown High School Student at Historic St. Mary’s City
new facility provides
for these remnants of
Maryland’s past. In the
afternoon at 3:00, take
a break in the air-con-
ditioned St. John’s Site
Museum, where Senior
Staff Archaeologist
On July 21 and 22, the archaeolo-
Ruth Mitchell will guide you through
gists at Historic St. Mary’s City will be
(Left to right) Tiny Taylor, co-chairman of the Scholarship Committee, stands with 2018
this unique exhibit of Maryland’s earli-
celebrating the 31st annual Tidewater
recipient Jane Bailey and fellow co-chairman of the Scholarship Committee Joyce Savage. est excavated plantation.
Archaeology Days. Tour excavations
Space is limited for all of these tours,
A 2018 Leonardtown High School Society, Chair of the Model United Na- at the home of Maryland’s first gov-
so be sure to sign up through the Visi-
graduate, Jane Bailey, received a $1000 tions Organization including County ernor, Leonard Calvert, and discover
tor Center (18751 Hogaboom Lane, St.
scholarship for studies committed to Chair and ODU Delegate, Class Officer what the soil reveals about Maryland’s
Mary’s City) when you arrive. Spe-
Environmental Sciences and Biochem- for 2018, and 2015-2016 Class Treasur- beginnings that help screen excavated
cial kid activities will also be planned
istry from the St. Mary’s County Gar- ers. She also participated in community material and see what bits of the past
throughout the day.
den Club. It was awarded to her at the activities including Student Bay Advi- you recover. Meet Chief Archaeologist,
The excavations will be open from
annual June Scholarship Garden Party sory Council for the Chesapeake Bay Travis Parno, as he and the archaeology
10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
held by the Garden Club at the beauti- Foundation, Chesapeake Public Charter students help you interpret the stories of
Admission ($10 adult; $9 seniors; $6
ful waterfront home of member and Co- School volunteer and St. Mary’s County the past that each piece tells. An exhibit
youth (6-18); and free for those 5 years
Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Fair volunteer. She additionally was in of artifacts recovered from the site will
and younger and Friends members) in-
Tiny Taylor. the highest honor roll throughout high be on display.
cludes access to special activities, liv-
The predicted rain held off and ev- school, received the 2017 AP Scholar Special tours will run throughout
ing history sites, and the St. John’s Site
eryone enjoyed the beautiful day. Joyce Award/ College Board, and was the 2018 both days. At 11, 1, 2:30, or 4., experi-
Savage, Co-Chair of the Scholarship Outstanding Delegate for ODU Model ence the new archaeology laboratory in
For more information about this pro-
Committee, presented the scholarship United Nations Organization. Anne Arundel Hall with the Curator of
gram or the museum, contact the Visi-
to Bailey, who will be going to Baylor We all wish her our best next fall Collections and Archaeological Labo-
tors Center at 240-895-4990, 800-SMC-
University in Waco, TX, this fall. when she leaves for Baylor University! ratory Director, Silas Hurry. Discover
1634, or
At Leonardtown High School, Bailey what happens to artifacts after they are

was a member of the National Honor Trish Parkinson unearthed and see the unique care the
Press release by HSMC

ona l
Now open for the season!

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Mckay’s Plaza, Charlotte Hall

Lawn & Patio

at outlet discount pricing!
301-884-8682 | 301-274-0615
Monday: 10 am – 6 pm, Tuesday: Closed,
Wednesday thru Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday: Closed
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Community Calendar To submit your event listing to go in our Community Calendar, please email
with the listing details by 12 p.m. on the Monday prior to our Thursday publication.

Elks Holdem Bounty Tournament

Thursday, June 28 St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge, Lexington Park   
7:00 PM
7th District VRS Fundraiser No Limit Holdem Poker Tournament. $25 Buy. Food and Beverage are avail-
Texas Roadhouse, 45255 Abell House Lane, California able for purchase. Cash games will start as soon as there are enough players that
5:00 – 9:00 PM are interested. Questions? James Dean 240-577-0828. Email: jdeanjunior@yahoo.
Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of your total food purchases to the 7th District com
Volunteer Rescue Squad. 301-737-6052

Annual Award Dinner Banquet Wednesday, July 4

Jaycee’s of Waldorf, 3090 Crain Hwy., Waldorf
5:00 – 9:00 PM Independence Day
Fundraiser – Black Tie Attire. $100, $1,000/table of ten. Proceeds will benefit
the new Ruth’s Miracle Group Home facility to provide housing for homeless Boat Parade
women and children. Solomons Island
12:00 PM
Adult Hip-Hop Pop-Up Dance Class Watch a glorious
22715 Washington St., Suite #1, Leonardtown parade of decorated
7:30 - 9:00 PM boats and crew show-
An awesome brain and body workout within an encouraging community envi- ing their patriotic col-
ronment. Get your groove on! ors! View from many
waterfront locations
Friday, June 29
in Solomons. Spon-
sored by the Solomons
Business Assoc.
River Concert Series
St. Mary’s College Townhouse Green Fireworks Cruise
7:00 - 9:00 PM Calvert Marine
Leonard Bernstein 100 Birthday Anniversary. Featuring the music of Bernstein, Museum,14200 Solo-
Tchaikovsky, Sousa, and more with The Chesapeake Orchestra & Fireworks. mons Island Rd S.,
8:00 - 9:30 PM
Saturday, June 30 Come aboard for
the best view in town
aboard the Wm. B.
Benefit Raffle Tennison. Bring a pic-
Seventh District VFD Auxiliary nic basket if you like
Donation: $5/ea. 3/$10. Drawing: 1st prize, 7 pc. patio set. 2nd prize, fire pit. with your favorite food and libations. $35 per person. No children under 7. Rain
Thank you for your support. date is Thursday, July 5, no refunds unless the fireworks are canceled on this date
as well. Registration required by June 30. Call 410-326-2042. calvertmarinemu-
Kid’s Pirate Pizza Cruise
Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 4th of July Celebration
Dress like a pirate and eat pizza aboard the Wm. B. Tennison—Arrr! $15 per Solomons, Maryland
person. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41 to register. 9:00 PM
The Solomons Business Association (SBA) proudly sponsors the annual Solo-
Farmer’s Market at Sotterley mons Independence Day fireworks display. Vehicular traffic on the island is re-
Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood stricted. Rain date: July 5th. Check our Facebook page for updates.
8:00 AM -12:30 PM
Fresh local produce, herbs, flowers, artisan vendors, and hands-on activities for
the whole family. “Where History Meets Healthy.”
Thursday, July 5
Appraisers Fair
Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Dept. Social Hall, 28165 Hills Club Rd., Mechanicsville Carnival
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM July 5-8 and July 12-16
Appraisers will be on hand to look at your jewelry, coins, antiques and other 7:00 PM each night
collectibles. Small fees and item limits apply. The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department’s annual carnival. Food, rides,
and games. Unlimited rides for $10, or tickets may be purchased separately. Free
ELKS Texas Hold’em Bounty Tournament nightly prizes (must be present to win). Free 3 boys & 3 girls nightly bicycle raffle
St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge, Lexington Park for ages 12 and under (must be present to win). A Treasure Chest cash prize will
6:00 PM be raffled the last night of the carnival. Owned and operated by HVFD. Visit
No Limit Hold’em Poker Tournament. $65 Buy in. Cash games will start as soon
as there are enough players that are interested. Questions? James Dean 240-577-
0828. Email: Open Mic @ Mad Moon—Family Friendly
Mad Moon Cafe 22576 MacArthur Blvd, California
Bingo Every Saturday 7:00 -10:00 PM
Mother Catherine Academy, 38833 Chaptico Rd., Mechanicsville For all types of performances. Craft Beer, award winning wines, top rated coffee,
6:30 -10:30 PM and other yummy beverages and foods to enjoy. 1st and 3rd Thursday each month. 
Doors open at 5:00. Early Birds start at 6:30. Regular Games start at 7:00. $10
(one regular book). Progressive money Ball! Door prizes. Concessions. Info: 301-
884-3165. Visit for Jackpot and Moneyball update.
Thursday, June 28, 2018 The County Times Sports 25

Wicomico Shores Golf

Course Advisory Board
to Hold Special Meeting
This Beautiful World
By Ronald N. Guy Jr. steamer pot and dosed with Old Bay,
Contributing Writer Bourdain’s style resonated.
Bourdain was able to connect with
The Capitals won the Stanley Cup so many different people around
on June 8, 2018. I had waited for the the globe because he never judged a
moment for my entire life; being a way of life or preached the virtues of
long-suffering D.C. sports fan, it ap- his. A man of many flaws, ones he
propriately triggered a sports-based expressed with great transparency,
euphoria I had not experienced since Bourdain was never arrogant or con-
the Maryland men’s basketball team descending to his hosts. He led with
won the national championship in his curiosity and expressed genuine The Wicomico Shores Golf Course day of the month. The next regularly
2002. appreciation and respect for wherever Advisory Board will hold a special scheduled meeting will be held on
After a night of sweet dreams, I he was, for whomever he was with meeting on Tuesday, June 26, at 5 Wednesday, July 18, at 6 p.m., at the
woke to this text from my daughter: and for whatever he was eating. It p.m. The meeting will take place at Wicomico Shores Golf Course.
“Dad, Anthony Bourdain died.” was never about what a destination the Wicomico Shores Golf Course, For more information, please con-
It would be an embellishment to say and its people lacked; it was always 35794 Aviation Yacht Club Road in tact the St. Mary’s County Depart-
I consider Bourdain a hero - a term about opening your mind, learning Mechanicsville. The purpose of the ment of Recreation and Parks at
used far too casually. I’m 45 years and appreciating the culinary and meeting is to discuss the bunker ren- 301-475-4200, ext. *1811 or call the
old, and like most of at least my vin- cultural creations of the people in ovation project. Wicomico Shores Golf Course at
tage, I don’t impress easily anymore. some far off land. That the land was Wicomico Shores Golf Course Ad- 301-884-4601.
I’ve been disappointed by enough unfamiliar, the language often differ- visory Board meetings are generally
people, particular those occupying ent and the environment sometimes held quarterly, on the third Wednes- St. Mary’s County PIO
positions of power or of some famous unimaginable just added to the charm
persuasion, to apply a hero label to and the seek-to-understand challenge
another human being only with great Bourdain was issuing to his audience.
caution. Whether it was bull fighting, soccer
Bourdain was, and remains, how- in Marseille, France, baseball in Cuba
ever, a person of great significance in or Japan or his own love of Jiu-Jitsu,
my life. I’ve watched all of his shows sports were occasionally weaved into
– “A Cook’s Tour”, “No Reserva- Bourdain’s plot. But his show was al-
tions” and “Parts Unknown” – over ways about sports – at least for view-
the years and read his career-launch- ers seeking a connection. The lasting
ing book “Kitchen Confidential”. and indisputable lesson from Bour-
Wherever his work appeared and in dain’s globetrotting was this: Despite
whatever form, I consumed it. differences in geography, ethnicity,
My Bourdain affinity started sim- culture or political ideology, humans
ply because I love food and he consis- are far more alike than different…
tently found the new, the bizarre, the
simple and the exotic and presented
and bridging divides to our common
humanity takes little more than an 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR!
it in a reckless, a devil-may-care, I-
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setting, in any culture and with peo- members of our teams – our fami-
ple from all walks of life. He could
dine at a table adorned with fine lin-
lies, colleagues, communities and
country – a little closer. Whether we CANT MAKE IT ON THE 4TH?
ens and the best china, eat noodles
street-side while sitting in a plastic
achieve any of it is on us. But while
Bourdain’s gone, we will be buoyed
chair or devour freshly harvested by the demystifying seeds of curios- SPECTACULAR WARM UP
game while sitting on a log near an ity, decency and understanding that
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St. Mary’s Department of Aging

Loffler 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 for the most up-to date information
Brought to you by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County: James R. Guy, President; Michael L. Hewitt; Tom Jarboe; Todd B. Morgan; John E. O’Connor; and the Department of Aging & Human Services

all other supplies are provided by programs were originally broadcast • Create open minds
Coffee with the Sheriff the Northern Senior Activity Center. as part of the Nature series on PBS. More than 90% of participants
The Triad/SALT Council invites
Space is limited. To sign up and pay 112 minutes. Free. Register to see report that they feel like they have
you to have coffee with the sheriff!
for this craft in advance, please visit this video by calling 301-475-4200, more control over future memory
Are you interested in learning about
the front desk. For more information ext. *1658, or stop by the reception loss after taking this program! There
the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Of-
call 301-475-4200, ext. *3101. desk to sign up. Seating is limited. If is no fee for this program. Class size
fice? Do you want to know more
you want to order lunch at the center is limited so register early. To make
about issues that affect you? This is
an opportunity to ask Sheriff Timo- July Video- Birds for that day please do so when you reservations call 301-475-4200, ext.
A dual-video presentation about call to sign up. *1050.
thy Cameron directly! Join us at the
Northern Senior Activity Center on birds will take place at the Loff ler
Friday, June 29, at 9 a.m. for Cof- Senior Activity Center on Wednes- Brain.e.ology Clothes Pin Wreath
fee with the Sheriff! Registration day, July 11, at 10 a.m. This video This class will be offered on Tues- Learn to make fun and simple
is required. Call 301-475-4200, ext. contains 2 programs which can be days at 1:30 p.m. at the Garvey Se- clothes pin wreaths for summer. Led
*1073 or email sarah.miller@st- paused after the first one for a lunch nior Activity Center Tuesdays start- by Janet Fisher at the Northern Se- for more information! break. In the first episode a mix of ing July 10-Aug. 14. Losing memory nior Activity Center, this craft uses
compelling animal behavior, real-life or cognitive ability is a tremendous a metal 12” wreath form and clothes
stories, history and science are used fear but there is growing evidence pins along with paints, ribbons, and
Freedom Flower Jars to explore the wondrous and varied that cognitive ability can be main- f lowers to decorate to taste. The
Make Freedom Flower Jars for your
relationships we have with these tained or even improved to the end class is on Thursday, July 12, from
Fourth of July celebration on Mon-
truly unique creatures. The second of life! Brain.e.ology is designed to: 10-11:30 a.m. The cost is $5 to cover
day, July 2, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Led
program visits some extraordinary • Dispel the limiting myths of mem- supplies. Space is limited. To sign
by Kathy Harris, this craft recycles
parrots and their owners, many of ory loss and aging up and pay for this craft in advance,
glass candle jars into a set of three
whom treat the birds as members of • Give participants a better under- please visit the front desk. For more
creating an American f lag. Once the
their family. It also looks at parrots standing of how their brain works. information call 301-475-4200, ext.
jars are dry, make a simple fresh f lo-
in the wild, to explore their behavior • Give participants the tools to in- *3101.
ral arrangement so it’s bursting with
and social skills, and what part their corporate brain fitness activities
color; like fireworks. The cost is $15
color plays in their survival. These into their daily lives
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Thursday, June 28, 2018 The County Times Education 27

CSM Trustees Re-Appoint Board Chair and Board Vice Chair

The Col- community, beginning as an F-14 radar elor of Sci- of Charles County. He will replace
lege of intercept officer and culminating at the ence in Dorothea Holt Smith of Charles Coun-
Southern Pentagon in OPNAV as head of budgets vocational ty, whose term expires June 30.
Mar yland for naval platforms. e d u c a - At their June 21 board meeting, the
( C S M ) Harwood is now a lead engineer with tion from trustees honored outgoing trustee
Board of Wyle, having over 36 years of engi- Southern Smith, of Waldorf, for her service by
Trustees at neering experience. He is nationally Illinois awarding her board emeritus status.
its June 21 and internationally recognized for his Univer- Smith was appointed as a trustee to
meeting re- technical expertise in electromagnetic sit y— Car- CSM’s board in 2007 and served two
a p p oi n t e d environmental effects, lightning and bondale. terms as chair and two terms as vice
Theodore aviation matters. Harwood co-owns He’s mar- chair. A Bowie State University gradu-
L. Har- two patents and is an assignee of two ried with ate with Bachelor of Science and Mas-
wood of others. He’s also a retired U.S. Navy two grown ter of Education degrees, Smith is a
St. Mary’s Reserve captain. Harwood and his children. retired educator, beginning her career
Hardwood County as wife, Nancy, have lived in Hollywood Bates C SM’s in 1965 in the Charles County Public
the board’s since 1997. Board of Schools. She’s a past recipient of the
chair and Bradley O. Bates of St. Bates, of Tanner Creek, retired in Trustees is the governing body provid- Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher
Mary’s County as vice chair, effective June 2017 from the Defense Acquisi- ing leadership and oversight to the col- Award, presented by The Washington
July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. tion University, where he was a profes- lege’s mission and policies. Members Post, and of the Charles County Teach-
Harwood was appointed to the board sor of program management. Previous- are appointed by the governor for five- er of the Year Award. Last October, she
in 2010, previously serving two terms ly he served as a program manager at year terms. The board consists of nine was recognized by the Association of
as the board’s vice chair and as the the Johns Hopkins University Applied members and equally represents Cal- Community College Trustees as the
trustee representative to the CSM Foun- Physics Laboratory and while there, vert, Charles, and St. Mary’s County. 2017 recipient of the Trustee Leader-
dation. He received his Bachelor of Sci- taught project management and pro- The chair and vice chair are selected ship Award for the Northeast Region.
ence degree in naval science from the gram planning. be the trustees among themselves
United States Naval Academy in 1974. He holds a Master of Science de- annually. Press release by CSM
He continued his career for 28 years gree in technical management from the Newly appointed by Gov. Larry Ho-
as a member of the active duty and re- Whiting School of Engineering, John gan to serve CSM as a trustee with his
serve contingents of the naval aviation Hopkins University and earned a Bach- terms to begin in July is Shawn Coates

career. Cindy will introduce you to the

Mindfulness for Children What is Mindfulness and concepts of mindfulness vs. medita-
Leonardtown Library will hold How Do I Begin? tion, explain the benefits of both, and
Mindfulness for Children on Mon- Leonardtown Library will hold define mindful body, mindful breath-
day, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. What is Mindfulness and How Do I ing, mindful movement and mindful
Did you know that studies have shown Begin? on Monday, July 9 from 6 p.m. eating. Registration is required.
that children practicing mindfulness to 7:30 p.m. Want to try Mindfulness
may decrease stress and anxiety, in- Meditation but not sure where to be- Stop-Motion Workshop
crease the ability to focus, pay atten- gin? Cindy Maxted, of Mid Atlantic Leonardtown Library will hold a
tion, self-regulate, improve creativity, Mindfulness, will join us at the Leon- Stop-Motion Workshop on Tuesday,
Library Closed for and achieve greater happiness at an ardtown Library to get you started. July 10 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Have
Independence Day early age? Join us for a special time Cindy, who has her BSN and RN, is a you ever been interested in making
together to learn what a mindful body certified Mindful Educator and Yoga your own stop-motion videos? Join us
All three locations of the St. Mary’s looks like! Practice mindful listening, Instructor. Invited by Johns Hopkins to learn all about the process of mak-
County Library will be closed on breathing, and mindful movement. to participate in D-Stress Baltimore, ing cool videos using the stop-motion
Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Discuss the importance of starting a she has taught over 400 young people process, and get started making videos
Independence Day. All locations will daily practice, and books that may be in the Baltimore City Schools. As a using figurines and props provided by
be open regular business hours on helpful. Recommended for ages 3-6, nurse, coach, and yoga teacher she has the library! Recommended for ages
Thursday, July 5. registration required. integrated Mindfulness into her plan 13-18, registration required.
of care and teaching throughout her

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The Legacy of
Abraham Barnes Pt. II
“Hey Alexa”
“Alexa, can you play Motown?”
In his will dated June 29, 1773 Col. Barnes said, in part: “Sorry I do not know my town.”
“In 1764 I gave my son John a very sufficient quantity of goods to begin “NO! MOtown”
trade and merchandise. Contrary to my expectations, he has carelessly “Sorry I do not have Motown in
lost and sunk all I gave him and is more in debt than I am able to pay... my playlist.”
but above all, he has robbed me of my happiness and peace of mind at a “Why not?”
time of life when I expected to be free from any disturbance or anxiety. “Would you like to purchase an
From this melancholy consideration, he cannot, with any reason, expect Amazon music subscription?”
any further favor or indulgence from me. Therefore, I give all to my son, At this point, I say yes, my hus-
Richard Barnes.” band says no.
Abraham Barnes died in 1777. John Barnes moved to Washington Would you like to purchase a
County, Maryland where he died in 1800. Bruce Springsteen CD? I found one
Richard Barnes died in 1804, devising his estate to the children of his on Amazon for $13.88.
sister, Mary Mason. He made provisions to free his slaves on the condition Huh? We both say, No! Let’s try
they take the surname Barnes, saying “The poor slaves whose melancholy something else.
situation I have long deplored, their freedom three years after my death.” “Okay. Alexa, play Old Man by
Col. Barnes was the ancestor, through his daughter Mary, of many who Neil Young for my old man.”
played a major role in the development of this nation. Some were: “I do not know the old man.’
General Stevens Thomson Mason (1760-1803), grandson, U.S. Senator I say, “Honey, introduce yourself up on the screen, which made me
from Virginia 1795-1803. to Alexa.” yell, “I know there is no water in
John Thomson Mason (1764-1824), grandson, twice declined the office And so went our evening, af- there you stupid machine!” Later,
of Attorney-General of the U.S. when offered by Presidents Jefferson and ter having a lovely dinner of shish I related my frustration to my hus-
Madison. kabob’s, local corn, and cukes and band, whereby I noticed a guilty
Stevens Thomson Mason (1811-1843), great-grandson, first Governor maters in vinegar. Yum, yum. Oh, puppy look in his eyes as he softly
of Michigan. Known as the “Boy Governor,” at the age of 20, he was and maybe a bit of wine sitting out said, “Maybe I didn’t turn the water
appointed territorial secretary of Michigan. Mason County, Michigan is front afterwards until the sun had back on.”
named for him. set and the moon had risen. Maybe I didn’t check to see if we had a
Laura Mason (1820-1911), great-granddaughter, married Brigadier a lot of wine. What a beautiful eve- “smart” mower, though that would
Gen. Robert Hall Chilton, chief of staff to Gen. Robert E. Lee. In 1862, ning. We used our phones outside be great if you could just say, “Hey,
Gen. Chilton wrote Lee’s Special Order #191 which fell into Union hands. to listen to some old 70’s rock and mower, mow the front yard…AND
Gen. George McClellan was able to strike at Lee’s scattered army and led some Motown until our phone’s WATCH MY FLOWERS!” Can
to Lee’s defeat at the Battle of Antietam. charges died. Then I thought let’s Alexa run these new appliances
Mary Mason (1791-1813), great-granddaughter, married Benjamin go in and see if we can set-up the for me? Hmmm…I have some re-
Howard, Governor of Louisiana (Missouri) Territory. Howard County, Alexa device that my step-daughter search to do. Another thought I
Missouri is named for him. gave her dad as a birthday present. had, was wondering if Alexa could
Armistead Thomson Mason (1787-1819), great-grandson, U.S. Sena- That was when the above ex- talk to Mindy while we are out of
tor from Virginia, 1816-17. Killed in a duel by his cousin, John Mason change occurred. It really wasn’t the house? I did ask Alexa, after I
McCarty. that hard to put the app on my wished her a good morning and re-
John Thomson Mason (1815-1873), great-grandson, Member of the husband’s phone and follow all the ceived one in return, if she would
Maryland House of Delegates; U.S. Congressman from Maryland; Judge, instructions. I was very proud of say good morning to Mindy our
Maryland Court of Appeals; and Secretary of State of Maryland. myself, but we still have an Alexa hound. “Sorry, I cannot say hi to
Catherine Armistead Mason (1795-1854), great-granddaughter, mar- learning curve ahead of us. I am Mindy because she is not listed in
ried William Taylor Barry who served in the Kentucky House of Repre- still learning about the new com- your chat contacts. You can add
sentatives and Senate; the U.S. House of Representatives; U.S. Senate; was puter and Windows 10. We also had Mindy by going to your phone
Lt. Governor of Kentucky; and Secretary of State of Kentucky. Appointed to buy a new washing machine and app and…” Wow, I didn’t know
Postmaster General in 1829 by President Andrew Jackson and served un- lawn mower last week. The wash- we could have a chat contacts list
til appointed Ambassador to Spain. Barry County, Michigan and Barry ing machine was one of the least AND that Mindy could be on it. I
County, Missouri are named for him. expensive of all that I saw, but it better get on this right away. I’m
Emily Rutger Mason (1793-1837), great-granddaughter, married her still is a “smart” machine which wondering how many wonderful
cousin, William Mason McCarty. McCarty served in the Virginia Senate can be hooked up to your phone time-saving things Alexa can do,
until 1823 when he was appointed by President John Quincy Adams as somehow too – maybe Alexa too? “Alexa, order dinner, talk to the
secretary of the new territory of Florida and briefly as Governor in 1827. The first few days of owning the stupid washing machine, find my
Later he was elected to serve as U.S. Senator from Virginia. washing machine, I was convinced contacts…oh my, this could be fun.
it was too smart for me. I could not
get it to fill with water – it just kept To each new day’s adventure,
saying sensing over and over. I kept Shelby
rearranging the clothes thinking Please send your comments or
that was the problem. Finally, the ideas to: shelbys.wanderings@ya-
second day, H2O came blinking or find me on Facebook.
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SoMD Music Festival: A Party with a Cause

Parmalee, a group of “fun-loving Carolina boys,” headline the 2018 SoMD Music Fest with a set list that promises to deliver a summer party to concertgoers. Photo courtesy of WME, LLC.

By Casey Bacon days. Thomas serve as lead vocalist and drum- ect Grad events. While Mattingly said
Contributing Writer Chris Lane, a country crooner who’s mer, respectively, as cousin Barry Knox that the 7th District Club is the second
toured with the likes of Chris Young and plays the bass and longtime best friend biggest on the East Coast and annually
Think of traditional Southern Mary- Florida Georgia Line, will take the stage Josh McSwain plays on the guitar) has averages $120,000 in revenue across the
land and a few staples invariably pop Saturday with his hits and hype con- truly shaped where they are now. With year, he’s clear that all the money—in-
into the mind: the waterfront, blue certgoers for the release of his second parents who loved music and the Thom- cluding that which will come from the
crabs, farmlands, tight-knit families album, “Laps Around the Sun,” next as’s dad playing in a band, Thomas says SoMD Music Fest—goes to charities.
that date back generations, and an ap- month. the group almost inevitably fell into it “We restart these funds every year and
preciation for country music. While the Parmalee will then wrap the festival and admits with a laugh, “We don’t re- begin with nothing,” Mattingly said.
area has evolved, this musical genre on Saturday night, bringing their charac- ally have anything else we’d be doing.” With a consistently successful festival
has remained strong. It’s this surviving teristic fire to the stage and playing some In all seriousness, however, it’s evi- and a great cause to propel it, the event
connection that has largely inspired the of the biggest “rebel-rousing” hits from dent the band’s love for music—spe- seems to only be expanding for the bet-
burgeoning Southern Maryland Music their latest release, aptly titled “The Par- cifically country—hasn’t waned since ter. Trying to “grow organically,” Mat-
Festival, hosted by the 7th District Op- ty Pack.” Built largely around their 2017 first forming in 2001. “Oh, it [country] tingly hopes to eventually expand to
timist Club. breakout hit “Hotdamalama”—a track is our life. It gives us a venue to pres- even three or four concerts a year.
Returning for its sixth year, the SoMD that lead singer Matt Thomas looks at ent our music” and is “the music of [the] For now, the single weekend festival
Music Fest will be held at the St. Mary’s as a “snapshot of what we’re playing to country” right now, shares Thomas. this year—expected to bring in some
County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown now”—the EP acts as more of a “playlist Explaining that rock has ebbed, and 5,000 visitors over two days—is prepar-
June 29-30 and headlined by Parama- of our songs,” said Thomas. “I feel like pop has overtaken radios with its elec- ing to open its gates on Friday at 5 p.m.
lee, a band whose national fame hasn’t records are things you sign at concerts tronic beats, he believes country music with the Bradley Turner Band set to go
muddled their small-town roots. and sit on the shelf,” whereas “The Party endures in hat it unflinchingly “tells a on at 6 p.m., followed by Robbie Boothe
Beginning with a strictly local lens— Pack” plays like something you want to story” while remaining—even after de- that night.
the first year was headlined by South- pop in and jam to on a summer night of cades of music evolution— the music Gates will open Saturday at 3 p.m. as
ern Maryland native Sam Grow—the fun, he explains. “that people are still listening to.” Drivin’ Muzzy takes the stage at 4 p.m.
festival has grown through the years to Indeed, while Parmalee has com- While the SoMD Music Festival un- Lawn chairs are permitted, but the main
welcome acts from across the country manded stages as big as The Grand doubtedly brings country music-lovers stage area will be standing room alone;
to their stage. Event coordinator Rick Ol’ Opry, Thomas said that venue size together for a weekend of non-stop fun, as Mattingly astutely notes, “If you’re
Mattingly describes the annual lineup never changes the fact that the band perhaps its biggest benefit is giving back only sitting at a concert, in my mind, the
as a mix between two “up-and-coming” “just wants everyone to have fun at the to the community that hosts it. “The fes- act isn’t doing their job right.”
national names and two acts with more shows.” That stands for the SoMD Mu- tival is non-profit,” said Mattingly. “Ev- Tickets are $10 for Friday, $50 for Sat-
regional ties. This year, the festival is sic Fest; Thomas says the group can’t erything goes to the Optimist Club, then urday, and $55 for both days; they can be
showcasing not four, but five perform- wait to “play the new songs to the crowd goes to youth charities” across the coun- ordered online at,
ers, three of which hail from Southern [and] hear that ‘woohoo!’ back when we ty, as all proceeds “stay local.” And, but will also be available at the gates.
Maryland area: the eclectic La Plata lo- play ‘Hotdamalama,’” the latter being it’s not singularly 7th District that this For the latest updates and information,
cal Bradley Turner Band, Hollywood “the best part of the summer so far” for benefits, Mattingly clarifies, because check out and like their Facebook page:
native-turned-Nashville Recording the touring band. the club does so much for the broader SOMD Music Fest.
Artist Robbie Boothe, and well-known Music’s lifelong presence in the band community of Southern Maryland, no-
SoMD Fest alum Drivin’ Muzzy will members’ lives (Parmalee really is a tably helping out with various Parks and
play to crowds across the event’s two family affair: brothers Matt and Scott Recreation teams and the annual Proj-
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