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St. Mary’s THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018





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PAX River 25
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Airport Could Become “Innovation District”
Mary’s County,” said Kaselemis. “It will Reed said.
help us compete with larger urban areas.” The job growth has been staggering at
The regional airport, now vastly ex- the airport, according to a report from the
panding with new hangar space for more Maryland Aviation Administration that
aerospace-related companies relocating Reed shared; there are currently 194 jobs
there, is just one piece of the plan. now at the airport and that is expected to
The Southern Maryland Higher Edu- increase to 258 by year’s end.
cation Center and its highly anticipated “Those are jobs that do not include con-
autonomous systems research building, struction jobs at the airport,” Reed said.
as well as the University System of Mary- The report also showed the airport gen-
land’s Unmanned Air Systems research erated more than $16 million in personal
and testing site next to the terminal are all income for the jobs it supports.
components that can make the innovation The airport expansion is also a county
district a reality, Kaselemis said. public works project, which will include
Commissioner Todd Morgan said widening and lengthening the main air-
the corridor could be a real boost to strip; this well necessitate the movement
Ken Reed, of S. Hunt Aero LLC talks about the expansion of hangar space at the St. Mary’s entrepreneurship. of two county roads.
County Regional Airport “We can bring new ideas out and we Reed said there are now 141 hangars
can bring them in, but not always be tied of varying sizes at the airport, with 46 of
By Guy Leonard businesses and technology centers that to the Department of Defense,” Morgan them built in the last three years.
Staff Writer foster the growth of ideas and innovation. said. The explosion of unmanned air and au-
“We have most of the elements, we just Ken Reed, managing member of S. tonomous system development in the area
As the county is seeking ways to di- haven’t tied them all together,” Kaselemis Hunt Aero, LLC, which is responsible for helped fuel increased interest in the air-
versify its economy and create more jobs, said. “Companies want to be at the air- the rapid expansion of hangar and office port but there had always been a demand
economic development officials and busi- port, we hear it all the time.” space at the airport, said the airport can from local and regional pilots to keep
ness entrepreneurs believe they may have Innovation is the key driving force become a center of job training and em- their aircraft there.
found one answer to the problem: the ex- behind the county’s new economic strat- ployment for the county. “We’re an aviation community,” said
panding St. Mary’s County Airport and egy of attracting younger workers to take There could even be entry-level posi- Reed, a pilot and real estate developer.
the institutions surrounding it. technological breakthroughs associated tions and training for aircraft mechanics “And nobody wants to leave their aircraft
Chris Kaselemis, county economic with the military and put them to civilian and room for manufacturing jobs as well, out in the rain.”
development director, told attendees at a uses. with appropriate prior education.
Patuxent Partnership meeting Wednesday In St. Mary’s, such a district would rec- “It’s an important center for potential
morning the entire Airport Drive corridor reate a more urbanized setting to attract disaster relief and commerce in general,”
has the makings of an innovation district. younger professionals but still help pre-
An innovation district seeks to recreate serve the county’s overall rural character.

Back- -School
a compact and densely populated area of “We want to create a central hub for St.

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visiting the Wildewood Shopping Cen- Beverage Board, said the liquor license
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County Pursues Jail Narcotics Chief: Fatal
Overdoses Continue to Rise
Renovation Money By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
who are buying it don’t know what it
is,” Sweeney said. “They’re rolling the
By Guy Leonard and old locks will be replaced with newer dice.”
Staff Writer more advanced ones. The sheriff’s office top narcotics de- Sweeney credited the heavy use of
Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron said he tective told the Commissioners of St. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, in re-
After years of planning and delays over was pleased with the outcome of Tuesday’s Mary’s County Tuesday that as of July
funding, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s versing potentially deadly overdoses.
decision by the county commissioners. there were 19 fatal opioid overdoses in He said that statistics taken to the end
County approved a request from the sher- “The board made it clear this is on the county that just his agency dealt
iff’s office to for state grant funding to of June show there were 73 uses of Nar-
track,” Cameron said. with. can to reverse overdoses; of those cases
begin much needed renovations to the The appropriation of state funds for the The Maryland State Police who op-
county’s adult detention center. 15 were incidents in which Narcan had
project was made possible by Senate Bill erated locally had dealt with five such to be used multiple times to revive a
The grant application would bring 186 which passed in the General Assem- overdoses so far, said Capt. Eric D.
$731,000 in state funding to the project subject.
bly this year; the deadline for applying for Sweeney of the Vice/Narcotics Unit. “People hear about it and read about
to match the $731,569 being put up by the the grant money after state Board of Pub- The total overdoses confirmed for
county. it but they don’t understand just how
lic Works approval is 2020. 2018 now stands at 24, with four more bad it [the opioid crisis] is,” said Swee-
This first installment of more than $1.4 Cameron estimated that the construc- deaths awaiting confirmation as being
million will fund the architecture and en- ney. “Without Narcan our fatal overdose
tion of the new inmate pod could begin as caused by opioids, Sweeney told The numbers would be off the chart.
gineering phase of the project; the entire early as November of 2019 if the request County Times.
project will cost almost $26 million and “It’s used so much.”
for proposals for construction plans are “More and more fentanyl is getting There were 34 fatal overdoses due to
will include an entirely new wing for fe- accepted. into the heroin they [addicts] are buy-
male inmates. opioids in St. Mary’s for all of 2017, a
The completion of all the renovations ing,” Sweeney said in a later interview. number which public health officials
Sheriff’s office representatives have could come by December of 2021, he said. “About 80 percent of all overdoses are
said that female inmates are among the found alarming.
Commissioner John O’Connor was due to fentanyl or a mix of fentanyl with Sweeney said the latest numbers show
fastest growing populations in the county pleased that the jail project was once again something else.
jail. the county is well on its way to meeting
a priority. “That’s for the nation and St. Mary’s and even surpassing that number this
The renovations will also encompass “We’re finally here,” O’Connor said County is right there.”
improving kitchen and laundry facilities year.
during the commissioners’ business meet- Fentanyl is cheap to manufacture, said “It’s on a higher pace than last year,”
as well as medical spaces to treat sick ing. “After all these years.” Sweeney, and it’s often mixed with other
inmates. Sweeney said. “The numbers are
noxious substances in unknown quanti- staggering.
Security control rooms will also see ties, making it more dangerous than
improvements under the new renovations “It’s pretty scary.”
fentanyl created by the pharmaceutical
“It’s cheaper to make and people
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Thursday, August 23, 2018 The County Times Local News 5

Alvey Joins
Commissioner Race
By Guy Leonard “I think
Staff Writer I’m very
Roy Alvey, a life-long county resi- able and can
dent, is now officially part of the race make the
for the District 1 County Commissioner tough deci-
seat being vacated by incumbent Com- sions, and
missioner Tom Jarboe; his entrance as make good
an unaffiliated candidate via a petition decisions.”
drive makes it a three-way race.
Republican Eric Colvin and Democrat
T h o u g h Roy Alvey
he is not Tap • Hip Hop • Ballet
Timothy Ridgell are the two party line running under the banner of any politi-
Alvey, 69, was born and raised on
cal party he considered himself “very
Gymnastics • Zumba
the Snow Hill Farm property which the
Body Percussion
“I’m a firm believer in strong law en-
county recently bought and renovated forcement, strong education system and
as public recreation land; he learned to school safety,” said Alvey. “I’d also like
farm at an early age, he said.
After graduating from Chopticon
High School he eventually joined the
for the county to try and keep as much of
its rural character as we can.”
He is a supporter of county govern-
Drumming • Jazz • Pointe
U.S. Army and served in the 82nd Air-
borne; he later went to work for C&P
ment doing as much of its spending for
goods and services with local vendors if Tot & Preschool Classes
Telephone which was later bought by possible, he said, unless going with an
Verizon for almost 38 years.
He said he worked as a systems
out-of-town vendor meant significant
savings of tax payer dollars.
Sweet Sweat with Lisa
Musical Theater Dance
On the issue of building new commu-
Alvey, who lives in Valley Lee, said nity centers for young people, he was in
he has been a long-time student of coun- favor of opening up schools during the
ty politics and has worked on several summer to provide recreational space
campaigns of office seekers.
Now he believes he is ready to serve.
for them instead.
“Why not open schools for the sum-
Fall Registration
“I’ve always followed politics,” Al-
vey told The County Times. “Like all
mer… to see how much interest is in it?”
he said. August 20th & August 27th
candidates we believe we can make a
difference. 6PM-8PM

St. Mary’s County Government
Operations for Labor Day
All St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed on Mon-
day, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. Offices will reopen for normal busi-
ness hours on Tuesday, September 4.

The following is a schedule of essential county services for the holiday weekend:

Service Sep. 1 Sep. 2 Sep. 3
St. Andrews Open
Closed Closed
Landfill 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Convenience Open Open
Centers 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

St. Mary’s
Sunday Schedule
ROCK FOREVER Production -
Saturday Schedule Closed
Transit System Lexington Park
route only)
Stellar Award Beyond the Stars
St. Mary’s
Lexington Park
branch open Closed
& 2018 National Production
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Library 1 – 5 p.m.
Closed – no
Champions at On Point
Senior Activity
Closed Closed meals on wheels
deliveries made
National Competition
Piney Point &
St. Clement’s Open Open Open
Island 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Additionally, the Statewide Special Transportation Assistance Program (SSTAP) • 301-475-5265
will resume regular service on Tuesday, September 4. 44150 Airport View Drive • Hollywood, MD 20636
6 Local News The County Times Thursday, August 23, 2018

Walden Hosts Overdose Awareness Event will also be one day only, Walden will set up a lab- reduce the stigma of a drug-related
able to create yrinth walk in the Hope Place/Beacon death. It also acknowledges the grief
“remembrance of Hope of Walden parking lot. Walk- felt by families and friends remem-
rock art” with ing labyrinths are a time-honored bering those who have died or had a
a loved one’s means of offering reflection and sol- permanent injury as a result of drug
name or an ace across many cultures. The event overdose. International Overdose
inspi rational labyrinth will be decorated with our Awareness Day spreads the message
or prevention growing Remembrance Rock collec- that the tragedy of overdose death is
message. tion. Event staff will lead participants preventable.
For more around the labyrinth as an opportunity About Walden: Walden provides
i nfor mation, for silent meditation. “help for today; hope for tomorrow”
please contact About Lights of Hope: First begun for individuals and families impacted
us at 240-298- by The Addict’s Mom organization, by substance use, mental health and
0212 (Bea- Lights of Hope events are now held trauma issues via a continuum of ser-
In observance of International Over- con of Hope around the country to support indi- vices to include Hope Place Outpa-
dose Awareness, Walden is offering its of Walden), 301-997-1300 x 804 or at viduals and their families to find help tient treatment and counseling and the
3rd annual Overdose Awareness Event Beacon of and hope in the struggle to overcome Beacon of Hope Recovery Community
on August 31st, 7-9 p.m. Using the Hope Recovery Community Center is addiction. Participants are able to se- Center in Lexington Park. Walden’s
theme, “A time to remember, A time located in Lexington Park in Milli- lect lights representing the experience residential treatment services include
of act” created by the International son Plaza, at 21770 FDR Blvd, behind of the individual in recovery (white), Anchor Inpatient Treatment Center
Overdose Awareness Day movement, Family Dollar. This event is free and the person struggling with active ad- and long-term residential and recovery
the event will include a Memorial Lab- open to the public. Partners for this diction (red), and the person lost to ad- housing programming. Walden can be
yrinth Walk, a Lights of Hope circle, event include the St. Mary’s County diction-related death (blue) and share reached for more information about
information tables and refreshments. Health Department. Walden also sin- experiences and information with one our programs via our 24-hour crisis
Event will be outdoors with indoor op- cerely thanks the families of loved another. line, 301-863-6661 or www.waldensi-
tions in the event of inclement weather. ones lost to overdose death who do- About International Overdose For family support informa-
Silver ribbons, a part of the inter- nated photos of their children for our Awareness Day: International Over- tion, please contact 240-298-0212. 
national “Wear Silver” campaign to “Every Overdose is Someone’s Child” dose Awareness Day is a global event
raise awareness on overdose preven- campaign. held on 31 August each year that aims Press Release from Walden
tion, will be available. Participants About the Memorial Labyrinth: For to raise awareness of overdose and

Johnny Wood Holds Annual Bull Roast
Maryland Jobs Up
5,300 jobs gained in July
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Further, the state’s preliminary jobs
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to- estimate for June was revised upward
day released state jobs and unemploy- by BLS by 6,700 jobs, from a loss of
ment data. According to the prelimi- 5,500 to a gain of 1,200 jobs in the
nary survey data, Maryland added previous month.
5,300 total jobs in July, with gains According to the data released to-
across several sectors as well as in day, the Education and Health Ser-
state government, which added 5,200 vices sector posted the highest gains
jobs over-the-month. in July with an increase of 2,900 jobs,
Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford (right) poses with Johnny and Barbara Ann Wood at the former “Maryland’s job growth exempli- all within the Health Care and Social
delegates annual bull roast Aug. 21 at Olde Breton Inn. In its 32nd year, the popular event
fies our employers’ faith in the state’s Assistance subsector. Professional
started as a political fundraiser but since Wood’s retirement it’s been for charity, this year
for ACTS, Christmas in April and Cedar Lane Apartments. Wood said he’s been enjoying economy,” said Labor Secretary Kelly and Business Services increased by
spending time with his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. M. Schulz. “Finding qualified work- 2,100 jobs across the Professional,
ers to fill these positions can be chal- Scientific, and Technical Services
lenging. With even more jobs project- (1,400 jobs), Administrative and Sup-
ed to come to the state through such port and Waste Management and Re-
programs as More Jobs for Mary- mediation Services (400 jobs), and
landers, the Department of Labor is Management of Companies and En-
working continuously to help our em- terprises (300 jobs) subsectors. Man-
ployers build talent through innova- ufacturing grew by 600 jobs, while
tive programs like apprenticeship and Trade, Transportation, and Utilities
EARN Maryland. These industry-led and Other Services each increased by
programs meet specific workforce 300 jobs.
needs, ensuring a continual pipeline Though several sectors experienced
of qualified, ready workers.” decline over the month, including the
Compared with this time last year, Leisure and Hospitality sector with
Professional pressure washing that offers hot water & professional grade Maryland jobs are up by 16,500, an a decrease of 1,400 jobs, and Min-
cleaning solutions for all commercial & residential exterior cleaning over-the-year change of 0.6 percent. ing, Logging, and Construction with
Private sector jobs are up by 19,200 1,300 jobs, Maryland’s unemploy-
HOUSES • SIDEWALKS • BUILDINGS • DECKS over-the-year, a change of 0.9 per- ment rate held steady at 4.3 percent.
PARKING LOTS • DRIVE THRUS • GUM REMOVAL cent. Since January 2015, total em-
GRAFFITI REMOVAL ployment in Maryland has increased Theresa Blaner, DLLR
by 101,500 jobs.
Thursday, August 23, 2018 The County Times Cops & Courts 7

Driver Dies in Man Charged in Shotgun Attack
Mechanicsville Crash
By Guy Leonard Foote.
Staff Writer “Mike and Alex [were] fighting,” Ma-
ria Lynn Caccamise’s account reads.
A man accused “I ran to call someone and [Fischer]
A motor vehicle crash in Mechanics- identified operator,  had left the road- of shooting an crashed through the door with a shotgun.
ville killed its sole occupant on Monday way and struck a tree. Upon striking the 18-year-old woman “He yelled at us to get the [expletive]
evening. tree, the vehicle became fully engulfed in the leg with a out.”
Sheriff’s office personnel confirmed in flames with the operator trapped in- shotgun last week is The victim said she dropped her
the deceased was a 16-year-old girl but side.  The fire was extinguished by re- being held without phone and Fischer used the shotgun to
they are not yet releasing the name of the sponding emergency fire personnel and bond at the county’s smash it as she hid in a bedroom and
victim until an autopsy is completed. the vehicle was found to have only one adult detention cen- locked the door.
The identity of the deceased is being occupant in the driver’s seat. The opera- ter and is awaiting a Fischer eventually left, whereup-
Fischer September hearing on both Caccamise and Foote exited
withheld until positively identified by tor succumbed to injuries and was pro-
medical examiners. nounced deceased at the scene. At this in District Court on the house, her account reads in court
On Aug. 20, 2018 at 10:22pm the St. time, speed appears to be a contributing charges of first-degree assault and nu- documents.
Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office respond- factor and although the identity of the merous other accounts “After he left I ran outside and he was
ed to the area of 29280 All Faith Church victim is believed to be known it is be- Why Michael Hemi Fischer, 21, of yelling at Alex and I to leave but he was
Road in Mechanicsville for the report- ing withheld  pending  further  scientific Mechanicsville discharged the weapon on the street walking away and then he
ed motor vehicle collision in which the means of positive identification. Anyone at the Chopticon High School student is shot me and ran back inside,” Caccamise
vehicle was on fire. At the time of the who may have witnessed the collision unknown but according to court docu- claimed in court papers.
accident, it was undetermined as to if and have not provided a statement to the ments it appears to stem from some kind When police arrived they established
the vehicle was occupied. After the fire police are asked to contact Cpl. Vincent of domestic incident. a cordon around the Hillside Drive resi-
was extinguished, the vehicle was found Pontorno at 301-475-4200 Ext*2337 or According to charging documents dence but a search did not find Fischer
to have one occupant and a request for Vincent.pontorno filed against Fischer the victim was in- or the gun he was alleged to have used.
the St. Mary’s County Collision Recon- side a residence with him located on Police actually received a 911 call
struction Unit was made. Jason Babcock, St. Mary’s County Hillside Drive in Lexington Park when from Fischer claiming to be injured but
Preliminary investigation revealed Sheriff PIO the incident occurred; the victim noted they used the cellphone ping to track his
a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, with an un- in documents requesting a peace order movements.

Trooper 7 Performs
against Fischer that she was in a back Police eventually found Fischer in a
room applying makeup when she heard wooded area at the end of Sivak way.
Fischer get into a confrontation with an-
other victim in case, Alexander Wayne

Rescue at Sea LAW OFFICE OF
A Maryland State Police helicopter
crew helped rescue a sick passenger DANIEL A. M.
off of a cruise ship Aug. 16 evening.
Shortly after 9:45 p.m., the United
States Coast Guard – Sector Balti-
more was notified by Royal Caribbean
Cruise Line that they had a passenger LOKER BUILDING
requiring immediate medical evacua- needed. An assessment was completed
tion on its Grandeur of the Seas ship.  and it was determine the patient need-
The Coast Guard requested the as- ed to be evacuated immediately with a
sistance of the Maryland State Police priority transport.
Aviation Command to perform an The patient was safely hoisted off
aerial extraction from the ship in or- the ship and secured in the aircraft, at
der to provide medical care to one of which time the medical crew transi-
their passengers and transport them to tioned to medevac mode. The patient
the nearest hospital.  The Grandeur of was in critical/life-threatening condi-
the Sea was located in the Chesapeake tion. Advanced pre-hospital emergen-
Bay approximately 10 miles southwest cy care was initiated as the aircraft de-
of Tangier Island and was traveling at parted the scene for transport to Med-
approximately 6 knots. STAR Southern Maryland Hospital.
Trooper 7, the Command’s aircraft The Maryland State Police Aviation
based in Saint Mary’s County Mary- Command has served Maryland citi-
land, was immediately dispatched. zens since 1970, and operates a fleet
Once the aircraft arrived over the ship, of ten (10) AW-139 helicopters from
the aircrew communicated with the seven (7) bases throughout Maryland
crew of The Grandeur of the Seas who on a 24/7/365 basis.  Missions include
advised they were preparing the upper medevac, law enforcement, search &
deck port side to use as the hoisting rescue, homeland security, and disas-
area. ter assessment.  The success of rescues
The crew from Trooper 7 prepared performed by the Aviation Command
to conduct the challenging hoist using depends a great deal on the coopera-
the advanced technology aboard the tive effort of local fire, rescue, EMS,
AW-139 aircraft.  While working with law enforcement agencies, and our
the crew of The Grandeur of the Sea,
partners at the United States Coast
the flight crew deployed the trooper/ Guard. LEONARDTOWN, MARYLAND 20650
rescue technician to assess the patient PHONE: 301-475-5150 • FAX: 301-475-6909
and determine what resource were Maryland State Police Press Release
8 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, August 23, 2018

Solomons Dragon Boat Festival

The Dotting of the Eyes ceremony awakened the sleeping dragons for the race A crew from St. John’s School in Hollywood launches for the race
Thursday, August 23, 2018 The County Times Local News 9
10 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, August 23, 2018

New Entrance, New
Life for Nicolet Park

Local and state officials cut the ribbon on the new entrance to Nicolet Park on FDR Boulevard

Port of Leonardtown Winery
Wins Two Best In Class Awards

Sell it - Buy it
Real Estate │ Business & Inventory │ Personal Property/Estates
│ Farm Equipment & Machinery │ Livestock │ Storage Units │
Benefits/Fundraisers ● Certified
Personal Property Appraiser
4-H Public Livestock Auction The Port of Leonardtown Winery plishment for our cooperative winery in
St. Mary’s County Fair is pleased to announce that two of our Southern Maryland. It truly puts South-
house favorites won Best in Class at the ern Maryland on the map for producing
Saturday, Sept. 22 @ 6 pm Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association full body, dry wines. As our Winemak-
Join us for a fun and exiting night and support our local youth. (ASWA) Competition this past week. er, Lauren Zimmerman writes, “we are
Registration for the auction is free. Register in the fair office prior ASWA holds an annual wine competi- extremely proud to win multiple awards
to the auction. Selling Beef, Lamb, Pork, Goat. tion, the largest in the nation focused ex- and medals for wines that are made
clusively on the wines of the East Coast. with 100% Southern Maryland grown
SPECIAL NOTE: 4-H Cake Auction Friday Night – Sept. 21st The competition covers the 17 states grapes. Some of our vineyards are over
Held in the horse show ring prior to the lightweight horse pull. from Maine to Florida that border the 10 yrs old and are now showing their
Building Materials and More! Atlantic including Vermont, West Vir- true potential.”
ginia and Pennsylvania. The Port of Leonardtown Winery
Inventory from Dean Lumber Co. & items from other consignors. Of the 483 wines submitted, our 2014 is operated by the Southern Maryland
Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 8:30 am @ Westfield Farm Chambourcin Reserve and 2014 Port of Wine Growers Cooperative and is lo-
26689 Laurel Grove Rd. – Mechanicsville, MD Leonardtown both won Best in Class for cated in the picturesque Port of Leon-
Lumber – Windows – Doors – Cabinets – Hardware – their respective categories. The General ardtown Park off Rt.5 on Newtowne
Manager of POL, Michael Hughes com- Neck Road in Leonardtown, MD. Enjoy
New/Used Lawn/Garden Items – Garage/Shed Items – More ments, “our staff and customers are ex- a tasting, then relax with a picnic and
Consignments accepted. cited to see our wines consistently earn glass of wine on their heated patio. Live
national attention year after year!  The music every Saturday and First Friday.
A Southern Maryland Professional Auction Company 2014 Chambourcin Reserve has won
best in class for 2017 and now 2018! Two
Tasting Room open 7 days a week. (301)
690-2192. Check
years and counting….!” The 2013 Port and Facebook for special event details. of Leonardtown won the same award the
year prior. Rachel Norris, Communications
301.904.3402 Having two wines win Best in Class Coordinator, POLW
two years in a row is a huge accom-
Thursday, August 23, 2018 The County Times In Our Community 11

August Is Project Month
Free Mulch
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Save $5000 Off Special Starting at Waterfall & Fountain Kits Good for walls, columns or seat walls.
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The Department of Public Works &
Transportation continues to sponsor its
“Free Mulch” program while supplies
Circle Kit Ledgestone Paver Kit Cambridge Column Kit
Aquascape Pond Kits 114 sq. ft.
Special Starting at Without cap
last.  County residents are welcome to $
454 86
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pick up mulch free of charge at the St. $
475 00
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12 The County Times Thursday, August 23, 2018

Piney Point Native Receives Civilian of the Quarter Award
and accolades in September 2003.  the vacant Student Control Officer posi-
as a Govern- During his Navy career he was as- tion (STUCON) on CNATRA Staff. As
ment Service signed to: USS SOUTH CAROLNA the CNATRA STUCON Officer, he is
employee. He (CGN-37); Personnel Support De- tasked with oversight of student control
was selected tachment, Patuxent River, Maryland; operations at five TRAWINGs and 17
TRA Civilian TWO at Naval Air Station (NAS) Nagel’s in-depth knowledge of the
of the Quarter Oceana, Virginia (where he participated Training and Administration Manual
for his various in Operation Desert Storm and Opera- and his technical prowess were instru-
personal and tion Iraqi Freedom); Naval Air Systems mental in the complete re-write of the
professional Command/Naval Aviation Maintenance TA Manual. He is a major inspector for
cont r ibut ion s Office (AIR 3.0), NAS Patuxent River, the recurring Training and Standardiza-
to the naval Maryland; USS SCOUT (MCM-8) at tion Inspections of the TRAWINGS. 
aviation train- Naval Station Ingleside Texas; and a He provides frequent reports to Navy
ing enterprise. final tour at Personnel Support Detach- and Marine Corps fleet squadrons re-
Nagel began ment Corpus Christi, Texas.  garding training history for pilots and
his journey After a challenging few years in the Naval Flight Officers (NFO) involved
with the United civilian sector working as a sales repre- in mishaps or experiencing flying dif-
States Navy in sentative and service advisor at a local ficulties. Additionally, he is the coordi-
April 1983. Af- automobile dealership, Nagel returned nator for the CNATRA annual Aviation
ter completion to continue his service to the Navy in Training Awards board conducted in
of Navy Basic July 2005 as a contractor at Training Air March of each year. 
Training at Re- Wing (TRAWING) FOUR as Project Nagel is married to Jocelyn Adams of
cruit Training Manager for the Admin Support Ser- Poplarville, Mississippi. Together they
William “Stu” Nagel  Command in vices Contract.  have four children, four dogs, and many
Orlando, Flor- In June of 2008, he was sworn into tropical fish. They all reside in Portland,
William “Stu” Nagel, a Great Mills ida, he attended and graduated from service as a DOD Career Civil Service Texas.
High School graduate and Piney Point, Personnelman Class “A” School, located (GS) employee and eventually was de-
Maryland, native recently received the at Naval Technical Training Center Me- tailed to take over a critical position at By Lt. j.g. Elizabeth Feaster, CNATRA
Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) ridian, Mississippi, in September 1983. CTW4 as the first GS Student Control Public Affairs Officer
Staff Civilian of the Quarter Award. Chief Personnel Specialist Nagel com- Officer. 
Nagel is a decorated Navy Veteran pleted his 20 plus years of Navy service In July 2016, Nagel was selected to fill
and has received numerous awards

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Chesapeake Charities Announces 2018 Honorees
Willis Group Awarded Philanthropist of the Year
Chesapeake Charities announced the celebration, The Wills Group increased ing (“BEST”) program. BEST provides and diversifying Saint Martin’s Minis-
honorees to be recognized during their their commitment and deepened their valuable employment skills which allow tries’ revenue streams,” said Deborah
November 15 luncheon, “A Celebra- impact in the community through the graduates to make a living wage so they Hudson Vornbrock, Saint Martin’s Ex-
tion of Charity” at the Chesapeake Bay establishment of the Blackie Wills Com- can afford permanent housing. “Their vi- ecutive Director.
Beach Club. This year’s event will high- munity Leadership Fund at Chesapeake sion is to be a national model for how a Sponsorships for this event are avail-
light innovative approaches to breaking Charities. At the inaugural Blackie Wills community cares for its neighbors expe- able. For more information, visit chesa-
the cycle of poverty and Dr. Ben Carson, Golf Classic and Gala in 2017, The Wills riencing homelessness,” said Chesapeake or send an email
U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Devel- Group raised more than $500,000 to car- Charities board member Michael LaFor- to
opment Secretary, is the invited guest of ry on their commitment to community tune, “The Light House strives to break Located in Stevensville, Maryland,
honor. and civic engagement.  the cycle of homelessness by providing Chesapeake Charities is a community
Linda Kohler, Chesapeake Charities “The nominating committee was a place of belonging and life-changing foundation that supports over 90 non-
Executive Director commented, “The most impressed with the way in which programs.” profit funds that impact a range of chari-
luncheon is a way to raise awareness The Wills Group leads by example, en- Mark Freestate of Centreville, Mary- table causes including animal welfare,
about issues and solutions that impact our couraging its business associates to join land has been selected as Volunteer of arts, education, health and human ser-
lives and recognize the people and orga- forces to eliminate childhood hunger in the Year for his work with Saint Martin’s vices, and the environment. To date they
nizations making a real difference. The Southern Maryland,” said Kohler, “For Ministries, whose mission is to provide a have generated more than $25 million in
2018 honorees are doing incredible work The Wills Group, corporate responsibil- safety net to individuals and families liv- investment and grant funding for chari-
to end childhood hunger, prevent home- ity isn’t just good business, it is at the ing in poverty on the Eastern Shore. Saint table projects in eight counties: Anne
lessness and provide basic human needs heart of every decision they make.” Martin’s has a 33-year history of building Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Charles,
of food, clothing and shelter.” The Light House Homeless Prevention trust and delivering needed services to a Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and
Philanthropist of the Year will be Support Center in Annapolis, Maryland vulnerable segment of the population in Talbot. For more information, contact
awarded to The Wills Group, a family- will be honored as Nonprofit of the Year Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Chesapeake Charities at (410) 643-4020
owned company headquartered in La for their dedication to providing emer- counties. As Board Chair, Freestate kept or, or visit
Plata, Maryland, for its community en- gency shelter, transitional and supportive Saint Martin’s on course through chal- Chesa-
gagement efforts focused on eliminat- housing, and homelessness prevention lenging times and because of his vision, peake Charities is accredited by the Na-
ing childhood hunger and ensuring safe services to empower people as they tran- determination and leadership, the board, tional Standards for U.S. Community
and healthy homes. The parent company sition toward housing, employment and staff and donors of Saint Martin’s Min- Foundations.
of several retail, convenience, and home self-sufficiency. In 2017 they launched istries have a renewed focus and com-
comfort business units, including Dash The Light House Bistro, a self-sustaining mitment. “Mark rolled up his sleeves and Press Release from Chesapeake Charities
In Food Stores, Splash In Car Washes, and revenue-generating social enterprise dug into the difficult task of redefining
SMO Motor Fuels, and SMO Energy, that supports the ongoing workforce de-
the Wills Group has donated more than velopment and housing programs at The
$2.5 million to various nonprofit organi- Light House. The full-service restaurant
zations since 2006, as well as countless in downtown Annapolis provides em-
volunteer hours and in-kind donations. ployment opportunities for graduates of
In 2016, as part of its 90th anniversary its Building Employment Success Train-

Harvest Taste of Solomons Relax...
Coming, Oct. 13
Restaurants Offer Tastes of Fine Food and Beverages
New tastes abound in the historic Zahniser’s, Island Sushi, The CD Café,
Solomons Town Center as restaurants Kingfishers Seafood Bar and Grill, car-
showcase selected food and beverages men’s Gallery, The Lighthouse Restau-
during the one-day food festival, The rant and Dock Bar, The Lotus Kitchen
Harvest Taste of Solomons 2018 from and Kim’s Key Lime Pies, The Charles
11am to 4pm, Saturday, October 13th. Street Brasserie, Solomons Island Win-
The event is one of the yearly signature ery, The Pier, and the Calvert Marine Low Premiums. Superior Coverage.
events designed and sponsored by the Museum.
Solomons Business Association, with
proceeds to benefit the association’s an-
nual July 4th fireworks display.
Tickets will also be available at the
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
McNelis Group Properties office start-
The Harvest Taste of Solomons pro-
vides the community a way to sample
and enjoy a waterfront town during the
ing Wednesday, October 10th and dur-
ing the event on October 13th.
There will be an updated Participat-
fall season, according to Harvest Taste ing businesses list released to the com- We help you $ave on auto insurance
of Solomons Co Chair Christopher munity in a few weeks. so you can ride around worry free.
Donaldson. For more information on the Harvest
Tickets are $5 each and may be pur- Taste of Solomons, call 443.722.5966 or
chased at any of the participating busi- 240.577.1002. For a map of participat-
nesses. Each ticket can be exchanged for ing restaurants and their offerings, or
a sample of selected food or beverages. for information on activities, shopping,
Past Participating businesses have dining, and lodging in Solomons, visit
been: The Island Hideaway, The Ruddy 28290 Three Notch Road
Duck, Boomerangs Original Ribs, Cap- Mechanicsville, MD 20659
tain Smith’s Seafood Market, Angler’s Press Release from Solomons Business
Seafood Bar and Grill, The Dry Dock at Association 301.884.5904 | WWW.MATTINGLYAGENCY.COM
14 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, August 23, 2018

Pilots N’ Paws: Uniting Love
of Flying with Love of Animals
‘Fabulous Hubcaps’ Fundraiser Coming to Solomons
Airport is the hub of their activity. timate that the number of dogs and
Pilots N Paws, according to their web- cats entering U.S. shelters annually
site, is “an online volunteer organization has declined from approximately 7.2
where general aviation pilots can con- million in 2011. The biggest decline
nect with rescue volunteers to transport was in dogs (from 3.9 milion to 3.3
animals in need to safe havens.” It was million).
founded 10 years ago. Since then, ac- • Each year, approximately 1.5 mil-
cording to their website, “the number of lion shelter animals are eutha-
small-plane general aviation pilot vol- nized (670,000 dogs and 860,000
unteers has climbed to over 1,800, with cats).  The number of dogs and cats
8200 registered users participating on euthanized in U.S. shelters annually
the website. Our goal is to have 10,000 has declined from approximately 2.6
pilots so that few transport requests go million in 2011.  
unanswered.” • Approximately 3.2 million shelter
According to the American Society animals are adopted each year (1.6
At the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport, (l t r) Sandra Scrissel with Bandit, Sandy Hunt, for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals million dogs and 1.6 million cats).
Randy Walton, Ken Reed and Chris Scrissel. (ASPCA), the nation’s oldest animal ASPCA says the decline in the num-
By Dick Myers involved in Pilots N Paws describe by welfare organization: bers of animals entering shelters “can be
Editor analogy what they do, their volunteerism • Approximately 6.5 million com- partially explained by an increase in the
actually is quite above the ground, al- panion animals enter U.S. animal percentage of animals adopted and an
Southern Maryland is one of the stops though the route they take is typically shelters nationwide every year. Of increase in the number of stray animals
on a unique underground railroad. Al- from south to north. In Southern Mary- those, approximately 3.3 million are successfully returned to their owners.”
though that’s how some of the folks land the St. Mary’s County Regional dogs and 3.2 million are cats. We es- No-kill rescue groups all over the

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fights make it possible for them to get with groups willing to accept them. It
wherever they are going quickly,” Hunt shows the transport needs and allows
explained. pilots to sign up to make that transport.
“Pilots love to fly and there’s nothing It coordinates multiple pilots making
better than having a mission,” Hunt said. multiple flights as long as 1,000 miles
“I love to fly,” said Reed, “As Sandy across country, while factoring in
said, you can’t get any better than hav- weather conditions. Everything is done
ing a good mission.” online.
The St. Mary’s airport is a perfect lo- “It may take a week to get things co-
cation for what they do, Reed said, be- ordinated,” Reed said because of the lo-
cause it’s a two-hour flight from North gistics complexity. “Usually, all it takes
Carolina where they pick up a lot of the is just a day or two.”
dogs, and a two-hour flight from New That site put Reed in touch with the
Jersey or New York where pilots for the rescue lady in North Carolina to pick up
next leg come from. a black Labrador retriever. He and Wal-
Reed, managing member of S. Hunt ton went to pick up the dog and that trip
Aero, LLC, which is developing the solidified their relationships for future
airport, said the pilots have built a re- trips down there.
lationship with a rescue organization Those in the program don’t have to
in Oxford, NC and they regularly fly in make any particular time commitment.
and out of the airport there to pick up Pilots N Paws provides crates and other
dogs. He said the airport in Oxford has supplies, but the pilots are responsible
adopted five dogs who act as greeters for for their gas. No small contribution, as
visitors. Reed said the 200-mile flights to Oxford
Walton is also an animal lover with will cost the pilot $300-$400.
two rescue West Highland White terri- They were asked about their most
ers and three cats at home. He learned rewarding trips and they started rat-
about the organization at the air show tling off the names of the dogs and the
and enjoys partnering with a pilot, sit- experiences similar to what people who
ting in the back and caring for the ani- foster dogs and then have to let them go
mals while in fight experience.
Scrissel said his wife, who is an ani- “I find all the trips rewarding,” Wal-
mal lover, got him involved, because if ton said.
he is making such a mercy flight she “We pick up a dog that’s a sad story
and their son will go along but may and we transform it into a happy story.
not be interested in a flight to see a ball All of these dogs have been through
game. He said it’s a way of giving back. hell. Not a single one has acted bad.
“We’ve been fortunate. You can’t own They almost want to thank you,” Reed
an airplane without being a little fortu- said.
nate along the way.” To find out more about Pilots N Paws,
“I haven’t met one dog who snapped go to their website: https://www.pilotsn-
Bradley Meyer from New Jersey picked up St. Bernard puppy Toby at the St. Mary’s County at me, growled at me, anything,” Scris-
Regional Airport for a return trip north and Toby’s new home. sel said.
country, such as the Humane Society are part of this network. They are now The Pilots N Paws website is an im-
of Calvert County (which adopts 300 busy helping to sell tickets to an upcom- pressive logistics portal that matches
animals annually), are a key factor in ing fundraiser that will benefit Pilots N groups needing homes for their charges
the reduction, although their work is Paws and the Humane Society of Cal-

costly and takes a significant fundrais- vert County. They are bringing in the
ing effort. famous nostalgia band, “The Fabulous
Adoption is the goal of the Pilots N Hubcaps,” to a concert September 8,
Paws volunteers, the rescue organiza- 5-10 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Solomons
tions and the pilots, and their efforts Conference Center.

have also contributed to the reduction of Deadline for purchase of $50 advance
the numbers of animals in shelters. More tickets is September 1. Tickets can be

than 150,000 animals (mostly dogs but purchased through the Humane Soci-
some cats, chickens and even a dolphin), ety of Calvert County website at https://
have taken flight to new homes. No
The organization was started with tickets will be sold at the door. ATTENTION ADVENTURERS!
one rescue mission by a woman in South The County Times interviewed Plots Looking for someone to share your
Carolina and has quickly expanded. N Paws volunteers Sandy Hunt and Ken LOVE of exploring and adventures?
There were some places in the country Reed, who live in St. Mary’s County, Then we are a PERFECT MATCH! My
that were having a terrible time adopt- Randy Walton of Lusby, and Chris name is Buddy and I really appreciate the
ing all the animals they were taking in. Scrissel of Hughesville on Aug. 11 at the comforts of home but I also have a fondness for getting out to
Seventy-percent of animals in high-kill airport. see the world! Imagine the FUN we can have together! And,
shelters in the south are euthanized. Hunt talked about how she got in- as a BONUS, I have lived with kids and cats. I’m the PERFECT
Other parts of the country seemed to volved in Pilots N Paws: “I’m an animal FAMILY DOG hoping my forever family comes to adopt me
not have enough for the demand. Thus, lover. I love rescuing animals, dogs and soon! BE MY MIRACLE!!
came the idea of transporting from the horses.” Affiliated with the pilots at the
surplus areas to the deficit areas. airport, she considers herself part of the PLEASE CHOOSE ME!
Pilots N Paws is also tapping the obvi- ground crew for the operation. When And remember, if there is room in the heart, there is room in
ous – pilots like to fly. Sometimes they the dogs arrive at the airport, she walks
the house!
hop in their plane to fly to another air- them, feeds them and waits for the air-
port to just turn around and fly back. craft participating in the next leg of the Come meet me and the wonderful gang at Tri-County Animal
Shelter (6707 Animal Shelter Road, Hughesville) or call 301-932-
Why not put those flights to some wor- journey to arrive. 1713 for more information. To see more of my amazing friends
thy purpose? Instead of using ground transpor- available for adoption, “like” us on Facebook @ Tri-County
A small group of dedicated pilots at tation which can take longer and be Animal Shelter Southern MD.
St. Mary’s County Regional Airport more stressful for the animals, “These
16 Feature The County Times Thursday, August 23, 2018

75 Years On Watch

By Guy Leonard It’s a rare thing in St. Mary’s County with any volunteer false alarms triggered by faulty c
Staff Writer company. and car crashes.
This weekend the Bay District volunteers will hold a parade to But the presence of heroin a
Formed shortly after the establishment of Patuxent River Naval celebrate their 75 years of service to the park and they want the everything.
Air Station in 1943, the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, community to join them. “A heroin overdose today is lik
has seen the growth of Lexington Park and tried to keep pace with “It’s amazing,” said Lauren Johnson, Bay District firefighter fire 20 years ago, it’s so common
it for the past three-quarters of a century, protecting and serving who is organizing the celebration. “That’s why we want to do this Firefighters often find themselv
the community from fire and other catastrophes. parade, we want the community to celebrate with us.” is found to have overdosed on eith
It hasn’t been easy; as Lexington Park has felt growing pains Lauren has been with the company for 20 years, he husband, thetic opioids such as fentanyl or
through the years, the Bay District volunteers have felt them right Wayne Johnson, the president of the department, has been with it Even the most casual contact
alongside the community. for 30. firefighter down, said Richard Su
They are the busiest fire company in the county, answering more Fighting fires and responding to calls isn’t what it used to be; in Bay District fire company, a 10-ye
than 2,000 calls last year for service and well on their way to ex- fact, in some ways it’s even more dangerous. of experience as a paid firefighte
ceeding that count this year. In years past volunteers there responded to many more house the District.
Their stations, No. 3 in Lexington Park and No. 9 in Great Mills fires than now, Wayne told The County Times, but advancements “That hasn’t happened yet to a
on Chancellors Run Road, are fully staffed around the clock; there in home construction and electrical wiring have reduced those jects vomit and spew blood on o
are 11 live-in firefighters at the first and about nine at the other, kinds of emergencies. have to get checked for disease
living rent-free as long as they answer emergency calls. Now volunteers are bombarded with fire calls, many of them three months.
Thursday, August 23, 2018 The County Times Feature 17

h in the Park “It changes your life; just 10 years ago
you didn’t have as many heroin overdoses.”
When the volunteers at Bay District do
get a call out to a real fire, they find that
things there have changed to.
Wayne can remember when the build-
ing materials on homes were sturdier;
now with the rapid acceleration in housing
growth relying on lighter materials, fight-
ing a fire inside a home takes on a new,
more dangerous dimension.
“They give you a 20 minutes burn time
and then you have to watch out for struc-
tural collapse,” Wayne said.
Advances in technology have made
firefighting safer for volunteers knocking
down blazes but it’s still dangerous and
“Now you’ve got respirators and they get
better every year but they also get more Late Bay District Volunteer Doug Medley
expensive,” Wayne said. Volunteers are often taking multiple calls in one vehicle and
According to Sullivan, newer doesn’t always mean better. have to respond to every call in the 8th election district, which
“The gear is completely different than what it was 15 or 20 years spans the entire Lexington Park Development District, the largest
ago,” Sullivan said. “With the older gear, you could tell when in the county.
things got hot and you knew when to get out.” Still, through all the struggles over the years, the Bay District
With the new gear, and its heat resistant qualities, firefighters company has moved from an old facility they had to renovate just
can sometimes get so hot that their sweat turns into steam, searing to let in new apparatus to their new home on Shangri-La Drive in
their skin. the heart of their first-due area.
Wayne had a tattoo on his upper right shoulder with a melted They also have state of the art training equipment, including a
commercial or residential systems face due to a steam burn from things getting to hot on one call. chamber that simulates flashovers – fires that burn down all their
Keeping top-of-the-line equipment available is more expensive oxygen but remain deadly when reintroduced to the open air, caus-
and other opioids has changed than before. ing a massive ignition of all the gases the flames have released in
“One firefighter costs $3,000 to equip with pants, coat, boots a room.
ke running a call for a dumpster and helmet,” Sullivan said. “The SCBA (self-contained breathing It’s the kind of training that brings firefighters from all over the
n,” Wayne said. apparatus) gear costs about $6,500.” region to train at Bay District.
ves first on scene when a person In one recent garage fire in Valley Lee a barrage of chemicals “Nobody in the area has a flashover simulator,” Sullivan said.
her heroin or one of the new syn- and gases consumed in the flames contaminated the suits of 10 “Even the University of Maryland doesn’t have one.”
carfentanyl. firefighters. The Bay District company has 110 members on its roster, but,
with either substance can put a “We had to condemn 10 suits,” Sullivan said. “That’s a loss of said Lauren, they get a lot of turnover as many of their volunteers
ullivan, 1st Vice President of the $30,000.” come from the military and move where they are told.
ear member with almost 40 years In the 1970s, Wayne said, a ladder truck cost the volunteers They have to run the company as a tight organization, said Sul-
er in Prince George’s County and more than $100,000. livan, accounting for every dollar spent of taxpayer money to en-
“We thought that was outrageous,” Wayne said. “Now it costs sure it can stay for another 75 years.
anyone of us but we’ve had sub- about $1.5 million to purchase a new ladder truck.” “We run it like a business,” Sullivan said. “It’s a never-ending
our people,” said Sullivan. “They The Bay District volunteers have 17 fire apparatus at their dis- battle.”
es like Hepatitis and HIV every posal, and Sullivan said the reason the company had to replace
them so often is the beating they take in service.
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Thursday, August 23, 2018 The County Times Education 19

Scholarships Awarded for Energy System Degrees
CSM, Exelon Partner to Earn $105,804 Grant
The College of Southern Maryland ries are 36 percent higher than the aver- Exelon – a Fortune 100 energy com- a minimum 3.0 GPA in math and sci-
(CSM) has received a $105,804 grant age local salary. pany doing business in 48 states, D.C. ence; (maintain a 2.5 GPA once enrolled
from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Com-  “We are extremely lucky to have sup- and Canada – have partnered to provide at CSM); must be a full-time CSM stu-
mission (NRC) to provide scholarships port for a program like this in our com- the EST program and seek NRC grants dent; U.S. citizen and serve six months
to 15 students pursuing the college’s munity,” said Calvert Cliffs Site Vice to support scholarships. The program in nuclear-related employment if offered
Energy Systems Technology (EST) as- President Mark Flaherty. “The world is began when NEI asked nuclear power at the time of graduation. The scholar-
sociate degree program. CSM was one focused on the carbon-free production companies to find a community col- ship covers tuition, books, supplies and
of six community colleges in the nation of energy and having support for edu- lege partner to develop a curriculum for dedicated tutoring. 
and one of two academic institutions in cation and training in these fields is the training nuclear technicians because of The NRC awarded 51 grants this
the state of Maryland to receive NRC foundation for the future. Being able to an “inadequate pipeline of workers and summer to 40 academic institution in
funding. hire local employees who have been in- the graying of the ‘baby boomers,” ac- 25 states, totaling more than $15 mil-
 “These scholarships provide a great volved with Calvert Cliffs throughout cording to the grant request submission. lion. The funding is focused on devel-
way to get an education in the engineer- their CSM associate degree program Then owner of the CCNPP – Constella- oping individuals with the skills and
ing technology field through our award- allows them to hit the ground running tion Energy Nuclear Group – provided competencies necessary to accomplish
winning, hands-on program,” said once their program is complete, not only CSM with more than $300,000 in equip- nuclear safety, including health physics,
CSM Business, Technology and Public in Southern Maryland but throughout ment and scholarships to get the pro- radiochemistry, probabilistic risk as-
Service Division Chair and Professor the country.” gram started at CSM’s Prince Frederick sessment, seismology and other nuclear
Bernice Brezina. She added that while  Since the program’s inception, Ex- Campus. related areas.
the nuclear industry is unique to our re- elon has hired 21 students from the EST  CSM EST Assistant Professor and  To learn more about the EST pro-
gion’s economy and work force needs program. Those 21 CSM alumni have Program Coordinator Armando Her- gram, visit CSM online at http://stem.
because of Exelon Generation’s Calvert gone on to build careers with Exelon nandez is also the Senior Lead Mechan- To learn more about the
Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant (CCNPP) in in the fields of electrical, instrument & ical Maintenance Technical Instructor NRC-specific scholarship, or any
Lusby, there is a demand signal to fill control and mechanical maintenance, at Calvert Cliffs. He said that the EST scholarship at CSM, visit https://www.
jobs nationally in the nuclear industry, as well as in support of nuclear opera- program has evolved over the years to
making these 15 scholarships all that tions. CCNPP leadership also hosts a continuously meet the industry’s high- scholarships-financial-aid/scholarships/
more valuable. 10-week summer program for CSM stu- est standards, but the program now also scholarship-finder/.
 According to the Nuclear Energy In- dent interns to rotate through numerous incorporates technologies like hydro,
stitute (NEI), 23,000 jobs will be added departments at the two-unit plant as part solar, wind, geothermal and fossil fuels. Press Release from CSM
to the nuclear field within the next five of the EST curriculum.  To apply for EST scholarships, in-
years. In addition, nuclear worker sala-  This is the 10th year that CSM and coming CSM students must qualify with

The Parade of Imaginary Horribles
I have always followed the principle ing incorrectly that she would outlive This is a far more common problem each other.
of figuring out the “parade of imagi- them. The effect of this was that the than we think. In this case, there is Have you thought about the fact that
nary horribles” and planning for ev- parents, who co-signed on the daugh- something that can be done to help. A your children may not get along after
ery possible contingency to ensure ter’s student loan, were left without “special needs trust” can be created you die? If you have named all of them
protection. The approach is as valid resources to pay off the student loan for the disabled person. This is a trust as executors, personal representatives
for financial planning as for estate when the daughter died. Given the created for the specific purpose of al- or trustees, they are going to have to
planning. daughter’s medical state, we could not lowing a person receiving disability to agree. If they don’t get along, don’t
In financial planning, you should remedy the situation by changing the continue to receive those benefits and put them in such a position. Instead,
always assume the horrible of losing beneficiary designations on her insur- also receive an inheritance. This type name one of them to serve and appoint
your job and being without an income ance or retirement accounts. Fortu- of trust must follow specific guide- the others in sequence.
for at least a year. This means that, nately, however, the family is a loving lines, one of which will return any Of course, there are many other hor-
after you pay off your high cost con- one and the siblings will help the par- assets left after the death of the dis- ribles that can arise. So long as you
sumer debt, the next step is to save ents to pay off the student loan. abled person to the State of Maryland consider them and plan to take actions
enough money to allow you peace of The lesson is that you can never as- to reimburse the state for making the to protect yourself and your family in
mind even if you lose your job and sume you will outlive your parents. disability payments. A special needs the event they actually happen, hor-
don’t find another for a year. And, if you owe your parents money trust must be approved by the Mary- ribles can be used to help you figure
In estate planning, the horribles hit for student loans, mortgage assistance land Attorney General’s office. things out and not to hurt you or your
close to home and become much more or whatever, make sure you have pro- What about the potential horrible of loved ones.
personal. For example, no one with vided for the repayment of those loans unforeseen consequences of a second To learn more about estate plan-
children wants to face the possibility when you die. A simple way to do this marriage? I was thrilled for another ning, join Andrea Baddour and I at a
that they will outlive their children is to allocate a percentage of your life client when he recently married after free seminar on Wednesday Septem-
and children do not want to think they insurance, retirement funds, etc. to being a widower for several years. The ber 19th at 11am in our offices at 8906
will not outlive their parents. All too your parents to pay them back for the issue was that the new wife had her Bay Avenue, North Beach. Call 301-
often, I am reminded that such hor- loans you have made when you die. If own children from a prior marriage 855-2246 to reserve your space. See
ribles aren’t so imaginary. you are paying off those loans during and didn’t have a good relationship you then.
A married couple recently came to your lifetime, you can always change with the man’s children. That meant Striegel & Baddour is a law firm
discuss their daughter’s sudden re- your beneficiary designations when that upon the man’s death, he needed focused on Estate and Business Plan-
cent illness and impending death at a the loans are repaid. to take care of his children as well as ning located in NorthBeach with ap-
young age. They are named as co-ex- Another not so imaginary horrible his new wife and not leave everything pointment locations in Hollywood and
ecutors of their daughter’s will. What occurs when an inheritance is left to a to her. She also faced the same issue. Annapolis. Nothing in the following
I learned was that the daughter, who person on disability. Thought must be Both husband and wife eventually de- article represents legal advice. Read-
is unmarried and has no children, had given to the status of your beneficiary. cided to split each of their estates so ers are urged to consult their legal
named her siblings as beneficiaries on If that person is disabled, an inheri- that both sets of children would inherit counsel.
life insurance, pension funds, etc. She tance from you may cause the person a percentage upon the deaths of their
had not named her parents, assum- to lose his or her disability payments. parent, with the remainder going to By Lyn Striegel
20 Education The County Times Thursday, August 23, 2018

Some School Water Sites CSM CyberHawks Build
Shut Down Over Lead Fears Competitive Legacy
showed, out of 1,587 fountains in
all of the county’s public schools. The College of Southern Maryland 350,000 current cybersecurity openings,
There were only two drink- (CSM) CyberHawks, the college’s com- according to CyberSeek, a project sup-
ing fountains that contained ex- petitive cybersecurity team, took third ported by the National Initiative for Cy-
cessive lead levels, said Steve place at the second-annual Maryland bersecurity Education (NICE), a program
Whidden, director of School Community College Cyber Competition of the National Institute of Standards and
Maintenance, and both were at held at the Montgomery Community Col- Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Depart-
George Washington Carver El- lege Germantown Campus. It’s the sec- ment of Commerce. The current number
ementary School. ond consecutive year that the team has of U.S. cybersecurity job openings is up
Nearly all elementary schools demonstrated its competitive edge after from 209,000 in 2015. At that time, job
were found to have some level coming in first in last year’s inaugural postings were already up 74 percent over
of excessive lead, the report competition. the previous five years, according to  a
showed; only Lexington Park The Cyberhawks competed this year Peninsula Press analysis of numbers from
and Town Creek elementary against over 20 teams from 10 differ- the Bureau of Labor Statistics.”
schools had no notices. ent community colleges from across the In addition to the team’s win at the state
Esperanza Middle School was state. The CSM team is made up of three competition, the CyberHawks competed
the only of its kind to have an ex- students, D. Price, C. Craft and J. Graves, in the National Cyber League Spring
cess of lead. who due to the nature of their future ca- Competition. One player, Craft, compet-
Great Mills High School was reers prefer to not include their full names. ed in the Gold field and finished in the top
the only one of the four to have a “The team works well together and 10 percent out of more than 3,000 play-
lead finding as well. is very competitive,” said Professor D. ers. “We also had another post in the top
Water dispensers in schools Powell, networking course manager, of- 10 percent of their field and another had
range from drinking fountains to fice technology program coordinator and 96 percent accuracy,” Powell said. “The
classroom and bathroom sinks to CyberHawks cybersecurity club advisor. CyberHawks are interested in growing.
kitchen sinks and ice machines, “This is the second year of this competi- We want any student who wants to learn
Whidden told The County tion, and we finished first in 2017 and third cybersecurity,” she said.
Times. in 2018. That is a great accomplishment.” CSM is a Center of Academic Excel-
All of the dispensers that were The competition tested the students’ lence for two-year schools (CAE-2Y)
contaminated were shut down ability to solve cyber puzzles in five cate- by the National Security Agency and
By Guy Leonard gories: computer forensics, cryptography, the Department of Homeland Security.
and sealed, he said, to prevent them be-
Staff Writer binary coding, networking communica- For more information about the Cyber-
ing accidentally opened.
Whidden said that all of the contami- tions and a miscellaneous mystery topic. Hawks, email For
More than 100 water dispensing Cybersecurity Ventures, in its Cyber- information about CSM’s cybersecu-
nated sites would undergo remediation
stations in St. Mary’s County Public security Jobs Report for 2018, predicted rity program, visit
to remove old fixtures or other sources
Schools have been shut down after they there being 3.5 million cybersecurity programs-courses/cyber-center.
of the lead before being tested again.
were found to exceed the limits for lead. job openings by 2021. “In 2017 the U.S.
About 141 of them had too much of employs nearly 780,000 people in cyber- Press release by CSM
the contaminant, a schools-based report security positions, with approximately

CSM Again Earns Military Friendly® Designation
The College of Southern Maryland ciate degree programs. CSM’s outreach
(CSM) has received the 2018 Military to veterans includes the CSM Student
Friendly® school designation from Veterans Organization and a lounge
Victory Media for the fourth consecu- where student veterans can gather to
tive year. Military Friendly schools are study and socialize. The college has
considered top-tier educational institu- also hired veterans affairs coordinators
tions that provide the best opportuni- to advise students.
ties for military service members and The Military Friendly® school des-
their spouses. ignation comes from Victory Media,
CSM is one of the largest provid- which surveys thousands of institu-
ers of educational services for current tions and assembles information that
and former service members and their is provided to service members and
families in Maryland. Military/veteran their families, helping them select the
students represent approximately 10 best college where they can receive the
percent of CSM’s total enrollment. education and training needed to pur-
“CSM takes pride in assisting vet- sue a career in the civilian workforce.
erans and military-dependent students Schools are evaluated using both pub-
as they work toward their educational lic data sources and responses from a
goals,” said CSM President Dr. Mau- proprietary survey completed by the
reen Murphy. “We appreciate once school. Student survey data was also
again being acknowledged for that on- taken into consideration for the desig-
The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has received the 2018 Military Friendly® school
going commitment.” nation. Final ratings were determined designation from Victory Media for the fourth consecutive year
The college is approved by the U.S. by combining the institution’s survey
Department of Veterans Affairs and scores with the assessment of the in- specifically, for student veterans. eran and Military Support Services,
the Maryland Higher Education Com- stitution’s ability to meet thresholds More than 1,400 schools participated visit
mission, which allows eligible vet- for student retention, graduation, job in the survey, with 941 schools earning veteran-military-support-services/
erans, service members and certain placement, loan repayment, persistence the designation. For more information,
dependents to receive VA educational (degree advancement or transfer) and visit Press Release from CSM
benefits for credit certificate and asso- loan default rates for all students and, For information on CSM’s Vet-
Thursday, August 23, 2018 The County Times Sports 21

The Tackle Box Fishing Report

Imitating the Queen
In 1993, unbelievably a quarter of a century ago, Charles Barkley de-
clared in a provocative Nike ad that, “I am not a role model.” The bit
targeted the idolization of athletes who, in reality, do little more than en-
tertain. Whatever you think of Barkley, it was, at the time, a controversial
and much needed challenge to skewed personal value systems.
About 10 years ago and a decade and a half its release, I used Barkley’s
ad for a piece on misguided hero-worship in this very column. The inspi- Troy Tippett and Brady with reds from Thursday
ration arrived via a local charity golf tournament attended by local digni-
taries, law enforcement, social workers and a former professional athlete. By Ken and Linda Lamb we threw five lures into the frothy water
All gave speeches. All but one received polite applause – the former pro- Contributing Writers and immediately had five fish on. All of
fessional athlete brought the house down. Despite the presence of several these fish were landed except mine which
people having a direct, tangible and important impact on our local commu- The past several weeks have found big I had on my personal rod which was too
nity, it was the professional athlete, one with no ties to Southern Maryland, red drum (reds,redfish, channel bass) all light for the job and the fish broke off
who easily won the crowd’s adoration. over the bay chasing bait fish and spanish as it was headed for the net. That outfit
It was a strange scene, especially considering the audience was a pack mackerel. These fish have been caught was put away and a stouter rod and reel
of adults, not a goo-goo eyed crop of impressionable adolescents. My con- randomly by trollers using big spoons was quickly substituted. While pictures
clusion in the article was this: Fifteen years after Barkley’s message, little or jigs and bucktails dressed with shad of the four fish were being taken and the
had changed – by deifying athletes and not those who influence the pillars bodies. The best of this fishing is to find fish released, I called Capt, Kyle and told
of society and our individual lives, we still had the role model thing all the fish frothing the water in a big break him to come on down. We were the only
wrong. with spanish mackerel leaping out of the boat in the break and the fleet had all
The years have provided many names that support Barkley’s claim that water trying to escape from the redfish. gone north out of sight.
athletes have no business being in the role model business - Tiger Woods, At that point the fish are bunched up The fish were still up and the boat was
Lance Armstrong, Barry Bonds, Floyd Mayweather, Ryan Lochte and Ben by the hundreds in a concentrated area skillfully maneuvered to cast to them.
Roethlisberger, to name but a few. In fact, if the aperture is expanded to about the size of a big swimming pool. For the next hour we were constantly in
include those of power and fame – Steve Jobs, the Catholic Church and Any lure tossed into the water will be breaking fish. Capt. Kyle came in about
presidents Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump - Barkley’s only instantly hit by a redfish in the 35 to 50 ten minutes after we called and careful-
error may be that his scope was too narrow. pound range. ly edged his boat up the fish and he and
But I am, despite this list of miscreants, revisiting Barkley’s position and Such an event took place last Thurs- his other two mates hooked up on their
my endorsement. Time…and circumstance have a way of bending one’s day about three miles below the Target first casts. They ended up landing and
perspective. ship on the South West Middle Grounds releasing ten fish.
Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul. Her music…white, African Amer- in about 25 feet of water. The fish erupt- Gradually other boats showed up. The
ican, old, young: so long as you have a pulse, it reaches some special place ed at the very end of the outgoing tide fish became more skittish in all that prop
in the human soul. about 1PM and stayed active for a little noise, and some boats drove into the
Franklin left us last week, but her legacy will be long-lasting. At age over an hour. I had been invited on Tom middle of the school at full tilt to make
45, though, I am not old enough to have experienced her prime. I am also Tippet’s boat the “Box Alarm” out of a cast scattering the fish. We headed
male and white, so while I can contemplate her impact on young women, the Patuxent and we spent most of the home about 2:30 with the fish still active
and particularly on young women of color, I can’t possibly get it. Not fully. morning trolling around looking for the but scattered around and harder to find.
But the trail from Franklin through Diana Ross, Madonna, Whitney Hous- fish from about buoy 72 slowly working All told we calculated we had landed 30
ton, Alicia Keys and Adele isn’t hard to trace. our way south. There were a dozen or fish in the 35 to 50 pound range. Others
This is where Barkley’s contention that he wasn’t a role model because so other boats doing the same including were hooked and lost. There were some
he simply bounced a basketball missed the mark. Applied to Franklin, Capt. Kyle Johnson of Rock Solid Char- lures with hooks broken or straightened.
Barkley’s 1993 message would argue that as “just a singer”, and not some- ters. There were occasional hookups of A big heavy duty jig with a 6/0 or 8/0
one who saved lives on a daily basis, educated children or protected fami- a redfish or two here and there but no big hook is what I would recommend. It was
lies from harm, she wasn’t a role model either – a preposterous suggestion. concentrations were located. a day we will never forget.
For some unbiased clarity, Meriam-Webster defines a role model as, “a We eventually anchored and set up a Last year the big reds were here
person whose behavior in a particular role is imitated by others”. The chum line on the Middle Grounds and through October. They ranged as far
phrase “in a particular role” suggests there’s no absolute formula; it allows got an undersized cobia (very nice) and north as buoy 76 out of the mouth of the
for flaws, differences in social contributions and latitude for the prospect- a big red about 25 pounds, as well as Patuxent, and were situated just outside
ing imitator to select particular aspects of the role model’s character or several cow-nosed rays. All the reds we the Targets in Cedar Point Hollow for
accomplishments. were looking for would be oversize as a couple of weeks feeding on tiny gray
Barkley’s suggestion that society overvalues power and fame was pro- we are allowed only one a day in a slot trout (weakfish) that schooled up there.
found (it’s only gotten worse), but the powerful and famous – including limit of 18 to 27 inches. All the fish are One troller targeting spanish mackerel at
athletes and musicians/entertainers – aren’t automatically disqualified carefully handled and released alive and the three legged marker in the Patuxent
from role model consideration by trade alone. Further, and this is some- kicking. mouth landed a couple and caught a red-
thing to be mindful of, individuals don’t get to decide whether they become About 1 PM we were getting ready fish about 30 pounds on the same spoon
role models; the people who observe and are influenced by their actions do. to quit chumming as the action had last Wednesday. Anywhere there are
As for that imitation thing…no one can sing like Aretha Franklin. But slowed and to go red drum hunting mackerel there could be redfish.
Meriam-Webster’s imitation doesn’t have to be literal. Franklin’s music again when they suddenly erupted about Bottom fishing has improved all over
was a feel-good tonic for whatever was ailing you. Her golden voice made a quarter mile away. The anchor had with massive amounts of spot and white
you happy. Duplicating that magic for those in our lives and on our own to be retrieved, the rods switched from perch available most everywhere.
scale is a worthy endeavor – that’s why Franklin’s a role model. We all chumming rigs to lures to throw, and Spanish mackerel are in the ship’s
have an ability to make people smile or to lighten their blues, even if we the chumming gear put away. A mad channel along with some snapper blues.
can’t carry a simple tune. scramble was still underway to accom- Rockfish are up the rivers in the shal-
plish these tasks when Capt. Tom eased lows ready to hit cast or trolled lures
Send comments to the boat up next to the thrashing fish and most every evening and sunrise.
22 Sports The County Times Thursday, August 23, 2018

Anglers Urged to Help Protect Maryland’s State Fish
Fishing for striped bass in Mary- sensitive time for striped bass,”
land is an annual rite of summer, Fishing and Boating Services Direc-
but anlgers are advised to fol- tor David Blazer said. “Simple fish-
low a few basic measures to help ing tactics, which can and should
protect the iconic species during be used year round, can help assure
the hottest part of the summer. more fish survive the summer.”
Seasonal high water temperatures To reduce the mortality rate of
and low oxygen can cause fish to be- rockfish, the department introduced
come sensitive and stressed, with in- revised regulations that include the
creased mortality during catch-and- required use of circle hooks, which
release. Larger striped bass—24 catch fish in the corner of the mouth.
inches or larger—will have the most These hooks cause less internal
difficulty with these conditions. damage and also mean less time
The Maryland Department of out of the water. The department
Natural Resources recommends recommends using circle hooks in
that fish be unhooked using a pair of sizes of 9/0 – 10/0.
needle-nosed pliers. Anglers should Maryland’s new striped bass
also avoid excessive handling that regulations are in effect through the
can damage the fish’s protective lay- end of the 2019 season. At that time,
er and cause skin lesions and sores. the department will use new stock
During these hot summer months, assessment data to determine if the
the department also encourages new conservation actions and mea-
anglers not to practice catch-and- sures are preventing striped bass
release fishing for rockfish after mortality in the Chesapeake Bay as
reaching their two-fish limit. designed and intended.
“Our conservation efforts are de-
signed to keep Maryland’s fishing Press Release by MD Department
stock abundant and healthy, but a of Natural Resources
combination of natural factors make
midsummer weeks an especially Photo by Roy Julie

Shedd Returns to Coach St. Mary’s Tennis
SMCM Senior Woman Administrator of the Year. Shedd expressed, “I am very thank- for the varsity volleyball and tennis pro-
Erin McDonnell announced Thursday the “We’re excited to welcome back Greg ful for the opportunity to return to St. grams at Chopticon High School in Mor-
return of Gregory Shedd as head coach of to St. Mary’s. His past experience with Mary’s College of Maryland to continue ganza, MD as the head coach of junior
the St. Mary’s men’s and women’s tennis the Seahawk tennis programs will be to expand and strengthen the tennis pro- varsity girls basketball team and an as-
programs. Shedd began his duties yester- an asset as Greg works to make the pro- gram. I am excited and eager to get back sistant for the varsity squad.
day (Aug. 15) by attending the Depart- grams a contender in the Capital Athletic to work with the exceptional student-ath- Shedd graduated from Frostburg State
ment of Athletics & Recreation annual Conference,” said McDonnell. “In ad- letes and faculty at SMCM.” in 2009 in a B.S. in biology with second-
Welcome Back staff meeting. dition, I would like to thank the search He comes back after three years at the ary teaching certification. He’s currently
This will be Shedd’s third term as a committee and the student-athletes in- Chelsea Academy in Front Royal, VA as pursuing a master’s in educational lead-
coach at St. Mary’s. He first stepped volved in the search process for their time the athletics director and science teacher. ership and human resource development
on campus as an assistant coach for the and thoroughness.” He also served as head coach of the boys from Towson.
2012—13 season, helping the tennis The Middletown, MD native will take basketball and tennis varsity teams. Shedd owns a National Tennis Rating
teams to a combined 25 victories. He be- over from his former assistant, Tyler In his tenure as athletics director, Chel- Program ranking of 4.5.
came head coach the following season, Robinson, who stepped down at the end sea Academy gained Delaney Athletic The 2018-19 men’s and women’s ten-
amassing a combined total of 27 victo- of June. Shedd inherits a pair of programs Conference (DAC) DII championships in nis seasons begin September 15 when the
ries and three trips to the semifinals of that made a combined three appearances boys soccer (2016—17), girls volleyball Seahawks travel to Frederick, MD to take
the Capital Athletic Conference Tourna- in the CAC Tournament and produced (2016), girls basketball (2018) and girls on Hood College.
ment between 2013 and 2015. Shedd also two All-CAC selections, as well as earn- soccer (2018).
coached a pair of conference all-stars, ing a combined 39 CAC All-Academic Before his collegiate career, Shedd Press release by SMCM Athletics
including the 2015 CAC’s Tennis Rookie Team selections. spent four season (2009-13) as mentor

CSM Leonardtown Wellness & Aquatic Center Closing for Maintenance
Pool, Fitness Center Improvements Planned The College of Southern Wellness and Aquatic Center
Maryland (CSM) announces its membership holders may use
Wellness and Aquatics Center in the Wellness Center at the CSM
Building D at the Leonardtown Prince Frederick Campus, locat-
Campus will be closing for one ed at 115 Williams Rd. in Prince
week of maintenance Saturday, Frederick, or the Wellness and
Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. The center, lo- Aquatics Center at the La Plata
cated at 22950 Hollywood Rd. in Campus, located at 8730 Mitch-
Leonardtown, will reopen Tues- ell Rd. in La Plata, Aug. 27 – 31.
day, Sept. 4 at its normal operat- To learn more about CSM’s
ing time. wellness, fitness and aquat-
During this closure, the com- ics offerings, visit online at
petition pool will be drained and or call
receive a new plaster coat, and 301-539-4760.
the fitness center will receive a
new floor and be painted. Press release by CSM
Thursday, August 23, 2018 The County Times Entertainment 23

Letter to the Editor: Robbie Boothe Coming
On behalf of the Commissioners of Leonar-
dtown, I would like to take this opportunity to
Maryland, PJ’s Towing & Recovery, The Coun-
ty Times, Bay Community Support Services,
to Leonardtown
sincerely thank the participants and the gener- Great Mills Trading Post, The Printing Press, Association
ous sponsors and contributors who helped make Funded in part by a grant from the St. Mary’s and financed
the 16th Annual Beach Party on the Square, County Arts Council’s Community Arts Devel- in part with
held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 in Leonard- opment Grant Program and the Maryland State a grant
town Square, such a great success. Arts Council. from the
Thanks to the generous sponsors and con- Contributors and Supporters: Mock Mat- St. Mary’s
tributors noted below, the event was free and tingly, Mid-Atlantic Adventures, AB & H Ex- County Arts
open to the public and the majority of the ex- cavating, Inc., St. Mary’s Ryken Field Hockey, Council and
citing activities were included at no cost. It is J. Ernest (Ernie) Bell II, Esq., SMC Dept. of series spon-
estimated that 5,000-6,000 people of all ages Aging & Human Services, Woodlawn Lawn sors includ-
attended the family-friendly event and enjoyed Care, T&T Sweeping, Patuxent Adventure Cen- ing Marrick
the live music provided by the Funkzilla Band, ter, Tyler Alt, Bethany Yeh, Affordable Refuse, Homes and
the fire truck hosedown courtesy of the Leon- Carter’s Bus Service, James Hobbs, The Print- The Town of Leonardtown, PJ’s Towing
ardtown Fire Department, pony rides courtesy ing Press, Heather Coburn, CSM Wellness, Fit- the Leonardtown Business As- & Recovery.
of Milford Meadow Farms, a classic car show ness & Aquatics Staff, Lee Dyson, The Antique sociation, and Producers James Robbie says, “This is our
courtesy of St. Mary’s Rod & Classic, strolling Power Association and Christmas in April, & Heather LePore are proud to third time playing in the Leon-
and street-side entertainment to include jug- St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department, St. announce that they are expect- ardtown square and we couldn’t
gling, balloon art, face painting, moon bounces, Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, Leon- ing a record-breaking atten- be more excited! Leonardtown
a water slide, games and much more. Signature ardtown, Lexington Park and Charlotte Hall dance for the last Downtown is a great place to shop, relax,
attractions for the event include the 40-ton sand Rotary Clubs, Leonardtown Volunteer Fire De- Tunes concert of the summer, eat, and now listen to some
pit, that transported the middle of Leonardtown partment & Auxiliary, Leonardtown Volunteer billed as “Downtown Tunes great country music. Get your
into “the Beach”, courtesy of Great Mills Trad- Rescue Squad & Auxiliary, Leonardtown Mer- with ROBBIE BOOTHE - the blankets and chairs and head
ing Post and AAA Materials where attendees chants and Businesses, Leonardtown Business explosive season finale, with on down to the Leonardtown
were able to play and compete in volley ball Association, St. Mary’s Ryken High School opening act special guest star square for a fun filled evening.
and tug-of-war games, and the now-famous Field Hockey Team, Patrick and Karen McWil- Bradley Turner!” - A FREE, Music starts at 6 pm.”
Running of the Balls attraction provided by the liams, Leonardtown’s Mayor Burris, Commis- no-alcohol, family-friendly It is recommended to arrive
Rotary Clubs of Lexington Park, Leonardtown sioners and Staff, All of our Performers, Volun- concert from 6-9 PM on Satur- early for best seating. Please
and Charlotte Hall. teers, Participants & Vendors! day, August 25th. see their Facebook page at:
Thank you again to everyone who attended Chairs or blankets are recom- Downtown Tunes with Robbie
the event and the kind supporters below who Sincerely, mended, and food is available Boothe - the explosive summer
helped make the day possible: Brandy Blackstone at Leonardtown restaurants for finale! - for even more details.

F & GA M E S
Sponsors: Winegardner Auto, Quality Built Commissioners of Leonardtown eat-in or take-out.  Presented
Homes, Marrick Homes, College of Southern by the Leonardtown Business Press Release from LBA

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41. Ridicules 14. Gene
43. Allied Powers vs. Central 19. Satisfy
Powers 23. Livid
45. Produce 24. It comes after “et”
47. Ancient kingdom near 25. More (Spanish)
Dead Sea 26. Electronic data processing
49. Hebrew unit of liquid 27. Buffer solution to separate
capacity DNA and RNA
50. Type of sword 28. Primate
55. “Sin City” actress 29. Scattered
56. Female reproductive cells 34. Evergreen tree
57. Afflicted 35. What engaged couples
59. One point north of will say
northeast 36. Barbie’s friend
60. Garland 37. Midway between south
61. Spiritual leader and southeast
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64. Cheek 40. Showed up
41. Insecticide
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1. Sacred bull (Egyptian 18. Volcanic craters 2. A hand has one
3. Thought 46. Abba __, Israeli politician

myth.) 20. Type of graph (abbr.) 47. “Heat” director
5. One-time European money 21. Supporters 4. Physical body

5. Removes 48. Plant genus
8. Disfigure 22. North and South are two 51. Swiss river
11. Polish city 25. Spread 6. One who perpetrates
wrongdoing 52. Prejudice
13. Move quickly on foot 30. Adjusted 53. Actor Idris
14. Landlocked West African 31. Vietnamese offensive 7. Make one
8. Kate and Rooney are two 54. Freedom fighters (slang)
country 32. Nazi architect 58. Criticize
15. Used in aromatherapy 33. Nigerian peoples 9. __ Ladd, “Shane” actor
16. The greatest of all time 38. When you hope to get 10. Makes fun of
24 Contributing Writers The County Times Thursday, August 23, 2018

Battle of Long Island, Part I “A great ‘wrap up’”
August 27 will mark the 242 an- nd
a line, and offered them battle to the Thank you to all who came out When the Cuties arrived at the
niversary of the Battle of Long Is- true English taste. The British army for the Clement’s Cuties softball visitor’s side to start the game,
land (aka the Battle of Brooklyn). It then advanced within about 300 fundraiser last Saturday at Back they were greeted with an inge-
was on this day in 1776 that about yards of us, and began a very heavy Road Inn. It was so much fun – nious and devious shrink wrap of
400 young Marylanders sacrificed fire from their cannon and mortars, great bunch of men and women their dugout by the clever Over 30
themselves to save the American for both the balls and shells flew involved. So many volunteers Women’s Allstars team. Besides
army. very fast, now and then taking off a helped Ricky and Elise Ryce the shrink wrap, the dugout was
The following extract of a letter head. Our men stood it amazingly during set-up. There were long filled with every conceivable in-
from New York, dated September 1, well, not even one of them showed a tables lined up with at least 80 flatable for them to wade through.
appeared in the September 14 edi- disposition to shrink. silent auction items, and volun- It was great. And then the antics
tion of the Virginia Gazette: Last Our orders were not to fire un- teers manning those tables, plus began. If you haven’t been, it is
Monday morning we went over to til the enemy came within 50 yards T-shirt, food, and drink stations. such a treat to see the Cuties play
Long Island, and about midnight we of us, but when they perceived we I don’t know how the grill mas- with props from crab nets to lawn
were alarmed by the return of some stood their fire so coolly and reso- ters made it through the hot hu- chairs in the field. Silly string is
of our scouting parties, who advised lutely, they declined coming any mid day standing over that huge abundant as are items thrown out
us that the English were in motion, nearer, although treble our num- grill, but the barbecue and hot to the spectators by slingshot. The
and coming up the island with sev- ber. In this situation we stood from dogs were delicious. Volunteers women played to win and showed
eral fieldpieces. It was generally sun-rise til 12 o’clock, the enemy manned the entrance, and others those cuties a thing or two.
thought not to be the main body, but firing upon us the chief part of the were selling raffle tickets. Harry The fun day continued across
only a detachment, with a view to time, when the main body of their Pool and Veronica Johnson were the street at the Back Road Inn
possess themselves of some advan- army, by a route we never dreamed the funniest MC’s from their high Pavilion, otherwise known as
tageous heights; upon which near of, had entirely surrounded us, and perch atop the scaffolding. The Compton Civic Center with
3000 men were ordered out, con- drove within the lines or scattered in I hope that this year’s recipi- the band It’s All Good. All mon-
sisting chiefly of the Pennsylvania the woods, all our men, except the ents; Noah and Colton, and their ey taken at the door also went for
and Maryland troops, to attack them Delaware and Maryland battalions, families, will benefit financially Noah and Colton’s medical ex-
on their march. About sun-rise, we who were standing at bay with dou- and spiritually from the event. penses and wish list. People re-
came up with a very large body of ble their number. Thus situated, we WebMD describes Acute Lym- ally come together in this county
them. The Delaware and Maryland were ordered to attempt a retreat, phoblastic Leukemia (ALL) what to help those with terrible ill-
battalions made one party. Col. by fighting our way through the ene- Noah and Colton are fighting as, nesses or tragedies. I love seeing
Atlee, with his battalion a little be- my, who had posted themselves, and “What Is Acute Lymphoblastic that. Back Road Inn was jam-
fore us, had taken post in an orchard nearly filled very field and road be- Leukemia? ALL is a type of leu- packed. And in reference to the
and behind a barn, and on the ap- tween us and our lines. We had not kemia that starts from white blood band, It’s All Good, please make
proach of the enemy he gave them retreated a quarter of a mile before cells in the bone marrow, the soft a point of seeing them very soon.
a very severe fire, which he bravely we were fired upon by an advance inner part of bones. It develops I felt like I was getting a fantastic
kept up for a considerable time un- party of the enemy, and those upon from cells called lymphocytes, a floor show plus an excellent con-
til they were near surrounding him, our rear were playing upon us with type of white blood cell central to cert. That lead singer definitely
when he retreated to the woods. The their artillery. Our men fought with the immune system, or from lym- has the moves like Jagger, and
enemy then advanced towards us, more than Roman virtue, and we are phoblasts, an immature type of a great voice. One dance for me
upon which Lord Stirling, who com- convinced would have stood until lymphocyte. Acute lymphoblastic and I was worn out – I better start
manded, immediately drew us up in they were shot down to a man. leukemia invades the blood and building up.
can spread throughout the body Thank you again for all your
to other organs, such as the liv- support for this charity and ones
er, spleen, and lymph nodes. But that are dear to your hearts. We
it does not normally produce tu- now have a website besides a
mors as do many types of can- Facebook page for the founda-

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is one of the

mission in Financia
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as well as the other
lantic Coastal states.
Thursday, June 28,

At- taxpayer money

and federal grants.
Thursday, June 28,

Governor Hogan Annou

Kirwan Commission nces $18.6 Mil. for
Education Initiatives Recommendations,
The County Times
Local News 11
cer. It is an acute type of leuke-
mia, which means it can progress
quickly. Without treatment, it can
tion: www.clementscutiesfoun- , so people can keep
updated with events plus donate
be fatal within a few months.” each year at any time at their con-
It has operated since The report pointed
ects, both oyster out a pair of proj-

best methods for
1958 and controls preservation projects,
licensing of commercial that cost the commission $400,000.
Career and Technical
Programs, Teacher Educational Grants,
and recreational fishers This took a heavy
Scholarships, and Before and After
School Safety FundingSchool
and anglers alike. sions operating funds on the commis-
The appreciate, according they did not fully Governor Larry
commission to the audit.
is based in Colonial According to the
report the commis- Hogan today an- academic program offered before
nounced $18.6 mil- after the school day, or in summer

But the boys looked on top of venience. This was my first foray
Beach, Va. sion diverted revenues
from all oyster
lion in new educa- a school with a high concentratio for

advertising my
The audit found licenses, surcharges
that identification inspection taxes and n of
the commission increas- tags to these projects. tion funding to go students in kindergarten through
The audit chided living in poverty eighth
ingly cannot operate the commission for toward a series and at risk of falling
without spending
expending so much
on one portion initiatives, includ- behind academic requirements,
its reserve accounts of fisheries preservation at the expense of ing recommenda with $500,000 for
the recruitment, train-
and -
it does little to regulate all else. of Photo courtesy of tions from Mary- ing, and ongoing development of

the world on Saturday. I was try- into creating a website and it was
its own spending. “While the preservation
of the oyster
Office of Governor land’s Commission teachers.

events – it is also the
“During fiscal 2017, population is important, concentrating Hogan’s website.
on Innovation and An additional $4.9
million will
the commission
all funding efforts
in this area without Excellence in Edu- used by the Interagency Commission be
$80,000 in cash restrict- gard for other areas of responsibility re- cation, known as
the Kirwan Commis- School Construction (IAC) to conductOn
ed for future projects the need for funds for ongoing and sion. While the Commission statewide facilities a
Potomac River Fisheries
trative operations adminis- its final findings will present assessment.
Commission to cover operating and The governor also
ex- ability to remain could result in the in- at the end of 2018, recommendations ditional $1.8 million authorized an ad-
penses when there
By Guy Leonard was the audit stated. a viable going concern,” this funding reflects in the current fis-

ing to hold my phone to take vid- a fun learning experience – let
no operating preliminary recommenda cal year
Staff Writer tions made through for need-based scholarships

best source for me
in tenuous financial cash avail- Concurrently, the audit earlier this year.
condition, a report able,” the report stated. the Maryland
from state’s Office
of Legislative Audits “As mission had problems found the com- “Every child in Maryland Commission (MHEC). Higher Education
The Potomac River states. the commission had of June 30, 2017, counting for all recording and ac- deserves ac-
sion, which is chargedFisheries Commis- The commission coordinates not
reserve for these funds. reimbursed the tion; it did not
of its financial transac- cess to a world-class
education, regard- In addition to the
funding for the
with the preserva- have accounting personnel less of what neighborhoo Kirwan
tion and oversight
of the fishery shared regulations between the Maryland fisheries “At the end with adequate to grow up in,” said d they happen released recommendations, Hogan also
by both Maryland
and Virginia, is still partment of Natural Resources De- commission’ of fiscal year 2017, the ing standards knowledge of account- Governor Hogan. $40 million in school
and the totaled s deficit for restricted to do so, according “That’s why our administrati funding that had safety
Virginia Marine Resources approximately $145,000, funds report. to the on has pro- legislature been restricted

eo of them while each boy came me know what you think of it.
vided record funding in the budget. This by the

to catch up on all Just Listed!
crease of $55,000 an in-
over the fiscal year The commission does for four years in a row for K-12 education includes: $23.5 funding
2016 deficit.” secure location where not even have a mitted to innovative and has been com- capital improvemen for safety-related
it stores the back- and outside-the-box ts;
LE The report stated
the commission op- ups to its servers, according to the education strategies, grants to local school $10.6 million in
erated at a loss of $84,000 which makes them audit, and our ACCESS such as P-TECH systems to en-
for fiscal 2017, “subject to damage, Initiative. These new hance school safety; $3 million
demonstrating an
“inability to operate destruction or loss.” investments are yet
another way we are Maryland Center for School Safety’s
for the
with a positive cash The commission responded giving our students
MO! even more opportu- operations, including 13 new positions;
47729 Devin Circle, balance.” to the au-

in on separate firetrucks, but I
The commission’s
Lexington Park, MD revenues decreased dit saying it had heeded the advice given

the local news and
nities to learn, grow, $2.5 million to help
20653 from $815,685 in fiscal and was searching The new funding
and thrive.”
with newly required
NO MONEY DOWN AREA! 2016 to $790,589 for ways to safety
Sell it - Buy it
in fiscal 2017; the problems. correct the for Kirwan Com- evaluations; and $1
commission gets mission initiatives for Hate Crime School million
revenues from licenses its includes: Safety Grants.
$2.5 million for an “Keeping our kids
but also from Marylandand surcharges guyleonard@countytimes.n early literacy pro- safe is one of our
and Virginia gram, providing additional most
reading sup- Hogan.important jobs,” said Governor
atBuy it at
et port to eligible students “This past session Sell It,

through 8th grade. in kindergarten we enacted
landmark school

events, especially could barely see from the tears To each new day’s adventure,
safety legislation
$2 million for the Teaching create aggressive, to
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of higher education
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percent of high school advocated
each county to consider graduates from er levels of schoolfor significantly high-
the National Auctioneethe local area and attending
AFFECTIONATE, becoming teach- safety funding Internatio r’s Conference
and the
awareness of avail- those ultimately adopted by the General
than nal Auctioneering
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our County’s rural
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Patuxent River
Naval Air Station Ne w s
Submarine Squadron 15 Holds Change of Command
Capt. Timothy J. Poe, from Patuxent River, Mary- cant, lasting improve-
land, relieved Capt. David G. Schappert as commander, ments to submarine
Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 15 during a ceremony maintenance and op-
hosted at the Naval Base Guam theater, Aug. 17. erations in the West-
Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet ern Pacific to support
(COMSUBPAC) Rear Adm. Daryl Caudle was the guest SUBRON’s four sub-
speaker for the ceremony and discussed the impact and marines and all Pacific
importance of submarine forces in Guam. Fleet submarines pass-
“I rely daily on the submarines here in Guam to ing through Guam.
maintain their warfighting skills at peak readiness, ca- Schappert improved
pable of deploying at a moment’s notice,” said Caudle. warfighting readi-
“Your readiness is an indispensable part of my strategy ness across the board
[to significantly improve the lethality of our undersea through bold repair
enterprise].” and upkeep initiatives,
Caudle also remarked on the role as commodore of a balanced mentoring
SUBRON 15 and Poe’s leadership abilities. and oversight posture,
“Being the commodore of SUBRON 15 may be the and high standards in
best major command assignment in the Navy – certainly execution.
one of the most challenging,” said Caudle. “I know that Schappert ex-
[Tim is] ready to take Dave’s accomplishments to the pressed his excitement
next level. The talented SUBRON 15 team should be ex- for Team 15’s future
cited to serve under [his] strong and proven leadership.” with Poe at the helm.
Caudle presented Schappert with a Legion of Merit “Tim, I’ve known
for his dedicated leadership of the Navy’s only forward- you and worked with Capt. Timothy Poe, right, relieves Capt. David Schappert, left, as commander, Submarine
deployed submarine squadron and acknowledged his you for years,” said Squadron (SUBRON) 15 during a change of command ceremony at the Naval Base Guam theater,
tremendous efforts. Schappert. “I can Aug. 17. SUBRON 15 is located at Polaris Poin
“Rest assured that your service to the men and women think of no one better
of Submarine Squadron 15 was both significant, mean- prepared to lead this cently as Deputy Commander for Mission Readiness at
ingful, and effective,” said Caudle. “You not only con- team through the challenges the future holds.” SUBRON 15.
tributed deeply to keeping our nation safe, you changed Poe praised Schappert for the squadron’s success and Schappert will head to Washington, D.C., and work in
the lives of the Sailors within your charge. You have the thanked him for turning over a great command. He dis- the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
deep gratitude of myself, our Navy, and our nation.” cussed his excitement for the years ahead. COMSUBRON 15 is located at Polaris Point, Na-
Schappert thanked the men and women of SUBRON “I’m excited to take the helm and lead the great sub- val Base Guam in Apra Harbor, Guam, and consists
15 for being instrumental to the submarines’ accom- mariners of Team 15,” said Poe. “My goal is for Team of four Los Angeles-class attack submarines. The
plishments throughout his tenure. 15 to be the pinnacle of warfighting excellence in the squadron staff is responsible for providing training,
“What we do out here at the tip of the spear in Guam Submarine Force, and I promise to bring motivation and material and personnel readiness support to these
is incredibly challenging, but it’s also incredibly reward- passion every day to ensure we meet that goal.” commands. Also based out of Naval Base Guam are
ing,” he said. “My staff is exceptional, and they made Poe’s sea tours include service as navigator aboard submarine tenders USS Frank Cable (AS 40) and
my time in command significantly easier than it would USS Newport News (SSN 750), executive officer aboard USS Emory S. Land (AS 39). The submarines and
have been without their dedication to our submarines.” USS Memphis (SSN 691) and commanding officer tenders are maintained as part of the U.S. Navy’s
Schappert has led SUBRON 15 for approximately two of USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) and USS Key West (SSN forward-deployed submarine force and are read-
years, during which Guam bid farewell to Los Angeles- 722). His shore assignments include serving as the se- ily capable of meeting global operational requirements.
class attack submarine USS Chicago (SSN 721) and nior member of the Tactical Readiness Evaluation team
welcomed USS Asheville (SSN 758). He made signifi- at Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic and most re- Commander, Submarine Squadron 15 Public Affairs

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John Donald Bernd II death by his son, John William “John- marriage. After leaving the military, to many people. Entertaining others was
John Donald nie” Bernd. he worked for the Navy Resales System one of her many passions. Mary loved
Bernd II, 60, of All services are private. as a J3 Complex Manager for the Naval dressing sharply and keeping up with the
Compton, MD Condolences to the family may be District of Washington. After retiring latest fashion. Therefore, she shopped
passed away made at he worked for many years in the Auto at many stores and malls. When she
Wednesday, Au- Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- Industry. He was an avid golfer and also could no longer travel to the stores and
gust 15, 2018. neral Home, P.A. enjoyed playing softball. His family malls she brought the stores to her door
He was born on was his greatest love, and he enjoyed through the world of catalogs.
August 8, 1958 James Allen “Jim” McFadden time spent with them. He was a member After moving to Washington, D.C.,
in Washington, James Al- of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Mary worked at the Pioneer Cleaners.
D.C. to Loretta I. len “Jim” Mc- In addition to his beloved wife, Jim is After leaving the cleaners, she began her
Veitch Bernd of Leonardtown, MD and Fadden, 83, of also survived by his children: Maureen government career of 19 years at Gener-
the late John Donald Bernd. Leonardtown, McFadden of Leonardtown, MD, Col- al Services Administration and the U.S.
John is a graduate of Randolph Macon MD passed leen Ryan (Paul) of Cedar Hill, TX, and Department of Energy. Throughout her
Academy. He spent his career working away Tues- James McFadden Jr. of Leonardtown, life, Mary met many friends and spent
as a Drywall Installer. He was very day, August MD; his sister, Kathleen Mauro of San time traveling along with them to New
handy and could fix many things. He 14, 2018 at Le- Mateo, CA; his grandchildren: Linsey York, Pennsylvania, the Carolinas and
enjoyed spending time on the water, es- vindale Spe- McFadden (Adrian Alfonso) of London, Maryland. After meeting James Aus-
pecially fishing. He was a fitness buff cialty Hospital England, Justin Ryan, Maura Ryan, and tin, her life time friend and companion,
and went to the gym often. His hobbies in Baltimore, Ryan Marquiss of Hagerstown, MD; she extended her travel to Georgia. She
included cheering on the Washington MD, with his and many extended family and friends. loved spending a week vacation in St.
Redskins and the Nationals, and watch- loving family at his side. In addition to his parents, he is also pre- Mary’s County with her siblings, Louis
ing western movies. His family was his He was born on July 25, 1935 in Pitts- ceded in death by his siblings: Mary Lou and Catherine, and their families, which
greatest love, especially spending time burgh, PA to the late James Jerome Mc- Di Pofi, Joanne Crowe, Billy Hughes, was the highlight of the year. While
with his grandchildren. Fadden and Elizabeth Allen. and Dennis Hughes. there she visited other relatives and
In addition to his mother, John is also In August 1952 Jim enlisted in the Family will receive friends on Thurs- friends.
survived by his son, Matthew Fletcher United States Navy and proudly served day, August 23, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 She had a love for sports such as
Bernd (Emilee) of Leonardtown, MD; his country until his honorable dis- p.m., with Prayers recited at 7:00 p.m., at football, baseball, golf, and the Olym-
his sisters, Rena S. Bernd of Leonard- charge in April 1962. During his career Brinsfield Funeral Home, Leonardtown, pics. During football season she loved
town, MD and Donna J. Bernd of Ar- he sailed extensively around the world. MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial and enjoyed cheering for her favorite
lington, VA; his grandchildren: Ella, On November 5, 1960 he married his will be celebrated by Reverend Brian team the Washington Redskins. She
Mellee and M. Fletcher Bernd, Jr.; and beloved wife, Dorothy Elizabeth Mc- Sanderfoot on Thursday, August 24, often said she could pick better play-
extended family and friends. In addi- Fadden in LaPlata, MD. Together they 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier ers than the coaches and manager dur-
tion to his father he is also preceded in celebrated over 57 wonderful years of Church, 21370 Newtowne Neck Road, ing the draft. She was so happy to see
Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment Tiger Woods return to golf the sport he
will follow in the church cemetery. loved so much. After retirement, Mary
Serving as pallbearers will be Tracy enjoyed keeping up with the characters
Mattingly, Timmy Mattingly, Glen on the Young and Restless and The Bold
Mattingly, Donald Mattingly, Allen and Beautiful soap operas. Also, she
McFadden and Paul Ryan. loved keeping up with politics and the
Memorial contributions may be made news. Mary was ecstatic witnessing the
to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church first African-American President Bar-
Manor House Restoration Fund, 21370 rack Obama. She admired the Obama
Newtowne Neck Road, Leonardtown, couple so much that she included their
MD. photographs in her family photo album.
Condolences to the family may be She is preceded in death by her hus-
made at band, James Thomas Curtis; sister,
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- Catherine Collins Briscoe (James); two
neral Home, P.A. brothers, James Louis Collins (Sarah)
and William Aloysius Collins and neph-
Mary Frances Curtis ew, Mark Anthony Briscoe.
Mary Fran- Mary is survived by eleven nieces:
ces Curtis, 94 Mary A. Gray, Margaret B. Medley,
of Washington, Helen E. Butler, Frances D. Briscoe,
DC, (formerly Selma L. Curtis, Shirley C. Briscoe,
of Chaptico, Sharon B. Greenwood-Staten (David),
MD) passed Debra T. Dyson, Judy M. Nelson, Mar-
away on August tha L. Greene, and Jane M. Hebb (Mi-
An Independent Family-Owned Funeral Home 17, 2018. Mary chael), Edna M. Holton and Gladys Bris-
Serving Southern Maryland for over 100 Years was born on coe; five nephews: James C. Briscoe, Jr.
May 11, 1924 (Mary), John H. Briscoe (Elizabeth),
Michael K. Gardiner, C.F.S.P., C.P.C. to the late John Ronald V. Briscoe (Donna), Robert M.
Funeral Director/President Louis and Mary Briscoe (Linda) and David L. Briscoe,
Agnes Neale Sr. (Sharra); Godson, George R. Med-
Collins. She was educated in the St. ley, Jr. and a host of great nieces, great
Mary’s County Public School system. nephews, cousins, family members and
On August 3, 1942, she married James friends.
Providing trusted service to the community for over 100 Years Thomas Curtis. Family and friends united on Satur-
She attended church in Washington, day, August 25, 2018 for visitation at
41590 Fenwick Street • P.O. Box 270 • Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 D.C. at St. Francis De Sales and St. An- 10:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial thony. She was a sweet, loving, caring at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception

and very passionate Aunt and who was Church, 28297 Old Village Rd, Mechan-
affectionately known as Aunt Frances icsville, MD 20659. Interment followed
Thursday, August 23, 2018 The County Times Obituaries 27

at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonar- neral Home, P.A. Maryland, Dorothy Ann was the daugh- is preceded in death by her siblings: Lu-
dtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by ter of the late Oliver Wellington Moran cille Moran Morgan, Margaret “Regina”
Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home. Mary Catherine Edwards and Lillian Adams Moran. Dorothy Moran Tucker, Harriet Moran Norris
Mary Cath- Ann was a lifelong St. Mary’s County and James O. Moran.
Joseph Lawrence Higgs, Sr. erine (Adams) resident. She completed primary school
Joseph Law- Edwards, 74, of at St. John’s and graduated from Great James Beane
rence (Larry) Drayden, MD, Mills High School. James (Jim)
Higgs, Sr., 77, of passed away On June 5, 1954, she married the love Beane of Bush-
Leonardtown, on August 15, (and dance) partner of her life, John wood, MD passed
MD, peacefully 2018 at Hospice Joseph (“Johnny”) Cullison of Ridge, away on August 16,
passed away on House in Calla- Maryland. After 10 years of employ- 2018. Jim was born
Thursday, August way, MD. ment at Southern Maryland Electric in Baton, North
16, 2018 at his Mary was Company, Dorothy Ann worked along- Carolina (Caldwell
home surrounded born on March side Johnny to build Cullison Sheet County). He was
by his children and 2, 1944 in Drayden, MD, to Charles Metal, Heating and Air and Cullison the son of the late
family members. and Dora Adams. She is survived by rentals. They celebrated 53 wonderful Clara May Honeyc-
Larry was born on April 08, 1941 to the her husband, Luther “Bubby” Edwards, years of marriage before Johnny’s pass- utt Beane and Ransom Jones Beane. Jim
late John Leon Higgs, Sr and Victoria and two sons, Dennis Lee Edwards of ing in 2007. is survived by his loving wife Rita Faye
Helen Higgs in Compton, Maryland. St Georges Island, MD. and Brian Keith Dorothy Ann was an active member Smith Beane of fifty seven years and
Larry was a retired lifetime water- Edwards (Vilma) of Herndon, VA. She of Holy Face Catholic Church for 65 one son, D. Lynn Beane (Mary Ellen)
man. Although he worked other jobs was also the proud grandmother of three years; she supported her faith commu- of Helena, AL. As well as, his siblings;
in his younger days such as bricklay- granddaughters, Brianna and Madeline nity and Little Flower School through Bill Beane (Sandra) of Hudson, N.C.,
ing and running Norris’ Tavern in Hol- Edwards of Herndon, VA & Lenore Ed- many decades of service with the Holy Laura Melvin of Granite Falls, N.C. He
lywood (now known as the Hole in the wards of Hughsville, MD. In addition, Face Ladies of Charity. She spent many was preceded in death by his siblings;
Wall), working the water was what he Mary is survived by her mother, Dora years as a volunteer for HOPE minis- Margie White, Carolyn Sullivan, Hel-
truly enjoyed. Prior to his sickness Adams, and ten siblings: Nancy (James) tries and other local charities. en Wesson, Judy Suddreth and Jewel
Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting Schmidt of Aldie, VA, Barbara (Randy) Dorothy Ann loved spending time Sullivan.
pool, playing cards and having grand McDonnell of Herndon, VA, Robert with her family and her wide circle of Jim served eight and one half years in
parties with dancing, laughing and shar- (Sandy) Adams of Valley Lee, MD, John friends. Her hobbies included bowling the Navy with four and one half years
ing stories with family and friends. As (Chris) Adams of Drayden, MD, Patrick with her beloved Chatterbox League in Hawaii and four years in Washing-
his sickness progressed he enjoyed be- (Garnette) Adams of Ridge, MD, Mi- teammates for more than 50 years, ton, DC. (Andrews Air Force Base).
ing surrounded by family, watching the chael (Betty) Adams & Daniel (Chan- dancing and playing card games, and While stationed in Washington, he was
birds on his feeders and the deer and tur- tal) Adams, both of Valley Lee, MD, organizing the annual famed Chatterbox an Honor Guard in participation on the
keys that frequented his yard. He loved Sharon (Harvey) Yee of Chicago, IL, Atlantic City girls trip. She enjoyed fish- 25th. Day of November 1963 in the fu-
being visited by his children, grand- Annette Adams of Valley Lee, MD and ing and crabbing, hosting and bringing neral procession of the late President
children, great-grandchildren and other Lisa (Kevin) Squires of California, MD. family and friends together over food, John F. Kennedy and marched in front
family members that often visited. She is remembered by many nieces and fellowship and horseshoes. Her family of the caisson from the Capital to St.
In addition to his parents, Larry was nephews. Mary was predeceased by her was her greatest pride and joy; she loved Matthews Cathedral and then to Arling-
preceded in death by his son, John Wal- father, Charles Adams Sr and brother spending time with them, especially her ton National Cemetery. When General
ter Higgs, grandson, Kristopher Brenton Charles Adams Jr. grandchildren. She achieved “favorite Douglas MacArthur passed away he
Gray, and brothers, John Leon Higgs Sr., Mary graduated from St Michael aunt” status of many nieces and neph- also served as Honor Guard at his fu-
and Vincent Higgs. High School in 1962. She owned and op- ews and was “MaMa” to many. neral. He was also Honor Guard on the
Larry is survived by his children, erated several school buses for 35 years Dorothy Ann is survived by her son 20th. Day of January 1965 in the Presi-
Wendy Tippett (Tom) of Leonardtown and was well-known as President of the Mark Alan Cullison (Dana) and her dential Inauguration of Lyndon Baines
MD; Joseph Lawrence Higgs Jr, (Pam) St Mary’s School Bus Contractors As- daughter Stacie Cullison Heller (Jim), Johnson. Jim was a member of the Sev-
of Newburg; Terie Perez (Greg) of King sociation for a number of terms. She en- grandsons John Joseph Cullison II, Ja- enth District Optimist Club of Avenue,
George, VA; Tina McDonald (Bucky) of joyed walking and her home on the wa- cob Alan Cullison, John Thomas Heller, MD and theHonorAmerican
the memoryLegion (VFW)
of your cherished
Chaptico, MD; Sherry Hutson (Carter)
of Mechanicsville MD; Jennifer Hem-
ter and made the best soft crab sandwich
and fried oysters in the county!
A Tribute to the Loved One
granddaughters Jessica Marie Cullison one by sharing
Post 221 of Avenue,
with friends,
MD.the story of their life
be made and associates
to Hos-
and Lillian (“Lily”) Victoria Heller,
ming of Leonardtown MD; and Angel
Higgs (Andrew) of WA. Brothers, Sol-
A Memorial Mass in Mary’s name
with Father Paul D. Nguyen officiating
Whose Memory Lives
sisters-in-law Eleanor Hogan Cullison
of Lexington Park, Maryland, Leigh ardtown, MD, Seventh
here in the community.
pice of St. Mary’s P.O. Box 625 Leon-
For details Opti-
and to place
ly Higgs (Vina); Buzzy Higgs (Bonnie);
sisters Julia Sievertson, Vicky Deagle,
will be held on Saturday, September 8,
2018, at 11 a.m. at St Georges Catholic On Forever in Your Heart
Cullison Alvey of Great Mills, Mary-
land, Shirley Cullison Skrabacz (Ted) of
mist Club P.O. Box 53 Bushwood,
your notice
call 301-373-4125
20618, and American
of remembrance,
for assistance.
Post 221
Jean Reeves (Ronnie), Ann Mattingly Church, Valley Lee, MD, where Mary Lexington Park, Maryland, Jane Moran 21690 Colton’s Point Road Avenue, MD
(Donald), and Janice Deagle. Larry is was a lifelong member. of Hollywood, Maryland, many nieces, 20609.
also survived by 12 grandchildren and No flowers please. Memorial dona- nephews, great nieces and great neph- Arrangements provided by the Mat-
11 great-grandchildren and his dear tions can be made to Hospice House in ews and a loving extended family. In tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.
friend Maria. Callaway, MD P.O. Box 625 Leonard- addition to her parents and husband, she Leonardtown, MD.
Family will receive friends on Satur- town, MD 20650.
day, August 25, 2018, from 2:00 – 4:00 Arrangements provided by Matting-
p.m., with prayers recited at 4:00 p.m., ley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. Leon-
at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P,A., 22955 ardtown, MD 20650.
Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD
20650. Interment will be private. Dorothy Ann Moran Cullison
Memorial contributions may be made Dorothy Ann
to Hospice of St. Mary’s 44724 Hos- Moran Cullison, of
pice Lane, Callaway, MD 20620 or the Great Mills, Mary-
Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, land, passed away
22855 Lawrence Avenue, Leonardtown, peacefully at her

MD 20650. home on August 14,
Condolences to the family may be 2018. She was sur-
made at rounded by her lov- IN PRINT & ONLINE
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- ing family.
Born on April 10, 1935, in Hollywood,
28 Calendars The County Times Thursday, August 23, 2018

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.

Dee of St. Mary’s Public Sails
UPCOMING 14200 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons
Homeschool Day at HSMC 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Registration is open for Historic St. Mary’s City’s fall Homeschool Day on Thurs- Sail aboard the historic skipjack departing and returning from the Calvert Ma-
day, September 27. $5 per child, age 5 and older. Register or info, call 240-895-4980 rine Museum. Experience the Patuxent River aboard this iconic Chesapeake dredge
or email boat. $15 for ages 8-12. 13 and older are $25. Sorry, no children under five permit-
ted. Advance reservations by noon the Friday prior to the cruise. Contact Melissa
McCormick at 410-326-2042 ext. 41.
Thursday, August 23
Downtown Tunes-Robbie Boothe in Concert
Calvert Marine Museum Closed Leonardtown Square
For the Brad Paisley concert. Normal operating hours resume Friday, August 24. 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Bring your lawn chair or blanket for this free concert in the heart of Downtown
Brad Paisley Leonardtown, be sure to come early!
Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd. S, Solomons
7:30 PM Bingo Every Saturday
Country music star, Brad Paisley performs live at the PNC Waterside Pavilion. Mother Catherine Academy, 38833 Chaptico Rd., Mechanicsville
Paisley has an unbelievable show packed with hits. Gates open at 6:00. Food and 6:30 -10:30 PM
beverage vendors on site. Chairs and coolers not permitted. Info, visit: Doors open at 5:00. Early Birds start at 6:30. Regular Games start at 7:00. $10 (one To reach a staff member, call 410-326-2042, ext. 16, 17 or regular book). Concessions. Info: 301-884-3165. Visit for
18. $59-$120 (additional fees apply). Visit Jackpot and Moneyball update. or call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-787-9454 to
purchase tickets!
Sunday, August 26
Friday, August 24 Designer Bag Bingo
5 South Event Center, 21030 Point Lookout Road
Park Place Toastmasters 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Church of the Ascension Lexington Park, 21641 Great Mills Road The Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living hosts this event to support
12:00 - 1:00 PM their Mission to assist persons with disabilities. Over $7,000 in prizes featuring new
Find out how we can help you develop your speaking, listening, and leadership authentic designer bags and accessories. Advance tickets are $30; $35 at the door.
skills in a non-threatening environment! No children, please. Concession available. Info: 301-904-9426 or 301-481-6993.

Elks Texas Hold’em Tournament
Saturday. August 25 St Mary’s County Elks Lodge, 45779 Fire Department Lane, Lexington Park   
Yard Sale 3:00 – 9:00 PM
2nd District VFD & RS, 45245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee 7:00 AM - Noon $80 Buy in. Food and drink available for purchase
Reserve a space $10.  Call Kelly at 240-299-5261. Questions: James Dean 240-577-0828. Email:

Car Wash
2nd District VFD & RS, 45245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee, Monday, August 27
7:00 AM – Noon Toastmasters—Talk of the Town
Coincides with yard sale to support the FD new building. Complete Wash $10. 21677 FDR Blvd, Lexington Park
Coffee and donuts on sale while you wait. More info contact Dee Dee Johnson 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
240-561-2750. Improve your communication and leadership skills. Visit and bring a friend! We
meet at the Lexington Park Public Library.
Farmer’s Market at Sotterley
44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood SMYOC Choir Auditions—St. Mary’s
8:00 AM - Noon Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 23421 Kingston Creek Rd, California
Fresh local produce, herbs, flowers, arti- 5:30 - 9:30 PM
san vendors, and hands-on activities for the whole family. Singers 8 to 20 years of age with little or no choral background—but with clear  music potential—may audition. Go to to apply!
Super Saturday
College of Southern Maryland, All Campuses
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Tuesday, August 28
Complete everything you need to become a student at the College of Southern Girl Scout Registration
Maryland in one day. Arrive by 9:00 to complete placement tests. Meet advisors, Leonardtown Library, Hollywood Road
register, make payment arrangements and purchase books. Apply for admission in 5:30 - 7:30 PM
advance at Girl Scouts Council of the Nation’s Capital will hold registrations for girls grades
es/createaccount.aspx?f=5e05431d-9f68-4158-a72f-74cf6dc7b9cf. 301-934-7765. K through 12, who reside in the Hollywood, Leonardtown, Duke, and Piney Point
elementary school districts. For information, contact OrganizerSU1015@hotmail.
2018 Women’s Conference com.
First Missionary Baptist Church, Lexington
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
A continental breakfast will be served at 8:00am. This year’s theme is “Royalty… Wednesday, August 29
That’s How He Sees Me.” They Will Have Their Game
Hosted by the Women’s Ministry of FMBC. Registration $25/person. Info: con- Sotterley Plantation, in the Barn, Hollywood
tact FMBC at 301-863-8388 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Kenneth Cohen explores how sports, drinking, gambling, and theater produced a
Back-to-School Vision Screening sense of democracy while also reinforcing racial, gender, and class divisions in early
Lexington Park Library America. Details at 301-373-2280.
12:00 - 4:00 PM
Lexington Park Lions will provide free vision screening for children 3 to 18 years
of age at this 2018 Back-to-School event.
Thursday, August 23, 2018 The County Times Calendars 29

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

appointments open. Reserve your spot There will be a general meeting for all in-
LIFE Booklets Now Available! Aging Mastery Program today! For more information or to sched- terested bowlers on Thursday, Sept. 6, at
Have you picked up the latest LIFE The Garvey Senior Activity Center
ule your appointment, call 301-475-4200, 12:30. If you were registered and bowled
booklet? We’re offering a new bunch will offer The Aging Mastery Program®
ext. *1050. last season, you will be contacted soon
of trips this fall, you don’t want to miss (AMP) on Mondays at 2-4 p.m. from
to confirm your continuation. For those
them! Pick up your LIFE booklet at any Sept. 10-Nov. 26 (no class on Oct. 8 and
of the county’s senior activity centers or Nov. 12). The Aging Mastery Program® Clear Captions Presentation interested in bowling in the league, here
are a few particulars: The league meets at
libraries. It’s also available online (www. (AMP) encourages mastery – developing Plus Pizza Esperanza Lanes at 12:45 p.m. on the 2nd confidence in behaviors across many di- On Thursday, Aug. 30, Rupali Tetrick and 4th Thursday of each month. You
pdf)! Registration opens at 8 a.m. on mensions that will help lead to improved will be at the Loffler Senior Activity Cen- must be 50+ years of age. The cost will
Monday, Aug. 27. For more information, health, stronger financial security, and ter to demonstrate the free Clear Cap- be approximately $15 (to be determined
visit or call overall well-being for those 50+. This tions phone services that are available for at the general meeting on Sept. 6) for 3
301-475-4200, ext. *1050. 10-week course will have guest experts the hard of hearing. Enjoy a slice of pizza games and includes shoe rental and use
lead discussion on: Healthy Eating and while learning about the free phone cap- of a ball. Each team consists of 3 play-
Walk a Million Miles Hydration, Exercise and You, Falls Pre- tioning service/device that is available at ers. If you need a sub, you are responsible
Join the St. Mary’s County Depart- vention, Medication Management, Sleep, no cost to those who have difficulty using for obtaining one from the list of regis-
ment of Aging & Human Services and Financial Fitness, Community Engage- the phone due to hearing loss. This free tered subs. You will still pay the cost of
seniors across the state of Maryland as ment, Advance Planning and Healthy presentation will take place at 1 p.m. on bowling that week and the sub will bowl
we “Walk a Million Miles.” Track your Relationships. RSVP with payment, $30 Aug. 30. Pre-registration is required. If for free. If you are interested in joining
activity in August, September, and Octo- per person – scholarships are available; you’d like to sign up, stop by the Loffler fun-loving, easy-going group of men and
ber with the monthly log sheet available inquire when registering. Register by reception desk or call 301-475-4200, ext. women as either a league member or a
at the centers, through email, and on our Sept. 5. Limited spots available. Call 301- *1658, by Aug. 28. sub, call Shellie Graziano at 301-475-
website at 475-4200, ext. *1072 to learn more.
4200, ext. *1655.
Turn your monthly log sheet in at your Jewelry Bingo
local center by the 5th of the following Women’s Self Defense Love to accessorize? Come to our first Seashell & Sea Glass Art
month for a chance to win a monthly Empower yourself with knowledge at jewelry bingo at the Northern Senior Ac- The Garvey Senior Activity Center will
prize drawing. Seniors that participate our Women’s Self Defense demo. Dave tivity Center on Friday, Aug. 31, from host a seashell & sea glass art class on
for the entire duration will be entered for Scheible will demonstrate escape moves 10-11:45 a.m. Select from prizes such as Monday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. This unique,
a chance to win the grand prize! and teach avoidance tactics that you can costume earrings, bracelets, necklaces, one of a kind craft project is perfect for
Finish your Walk a Million Miles use in case of a predatory situation. This and watches. The cost is $2 and is due
the person who loves the ocean. We will
campaign strong by joining us dur- free event will be at the Northern Senior at sign up. Space is limited. To sign up be using pieces of sea glass, shells, sand
ing the Walk Maryland Day 5K at John Activity Center on Monday, Aug. 27, and pay in advance, please visit the front & rocks from the beach in a frame to cre-
V. Baggett Park at Laurel Grove on from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Space is limited. To desk. For more information call 301-475- ate a beautiful sea glass themed piece of
Wednesday, Oct. 10. Check in starts at sign up in advance, please visit the signup 4200, ext. *3101. art. You do NOT need to be an expert at
9:30 a.m. Senior participants will receive table or call 301-475-4200, ext. 3103.
art to do this project. Grab a friend and
a free water bottle while supplies last, Senior Bowling season starts join us! All supplies are provided. Cost
and a special gift for completing the 5K Reflexology Sept. 13 for the class is $8 and is payable at the
(3.1 miles). Lunch will be available for Sarah Strain, ARCB Board Certified The 2018-19 season for the senior time of reservation. Space is limited. For
purchase from food trucks on site. Reflexologist, will be at the Garvey Se- mixed league sponsored by the St. more information, call 301-475-4200,
For more information about this event nior Activity Center on Wednesday, Aug. Mary’s County Dept. of Aging and Hu- ext. *1050.
contact Alice Allen at 301-475-4200, ext. 29 starting at 10 a.m. There are still a few
*1063, or man Services will be starting up soon.

skills? Join us for a special storytime more chill, but just as much fun as regu- presentation that covers the general
that teaches the signs for different col- lar storytime. Recommended for ages scope of suicide, the research on pre-
ors through exciting activities and sto- 2-5 with their caregivers. Registration vention, and what people can do to fight
ries. Created with help from our friends required on suicide. Attendees will learn the risk
from the Maryland School for the Deaf. and warning signs of suicide, and how,
Recommended for ages 3-6, registration Teen Advisory and Planning together, we can help prevent it. Pre-
Library Closed for
required. Society (TAPS) sented by Greg Reusso, a volunteer for
the American Foundation for Suicide
Labor Day Bingo for Kids!
Leonardtown Library will hold a Teen
Advisory and Planning Society (TAPS) Prevention.
All three locations of the St. Mary’s Charlotte Hall Library will hold two meeting for ages 13 - 18 on Monday, Au-
County Library will be closed on Mon- Bingo for Kids events on Wednesday, gust 27 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Have a say in Southern Maryland
day, September 3 in observance of La- August 29. Bingo for Kids ages 5 and un- what happens at your library. Meet with Math Circle
bor Day. All three locations will be open der will be held from 2 – 2:30 p.m., and other teens, and take a leadership role Lexington Park Library will hold
for regular business hours on Tuesday, for ages 6 and up from 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. in planning exciting library programs. Southern Maryland Math Circle on Sat-
September 4. Try your luck in our kid-friendly version Snacks and service hours provided. urday, September 8 from 10 a.m. – 12
of Bingo. Match letters, numbers, and Walk-ins welcome. noon. The Southern Maryland Math
Sign Language symbols to win fun prizes! Registration Circle provides fun, fascinating math
Storytime – Colors! required on It’s Real and Talk Saves activities to middle- and high-school
Leonardtown Library will hold a Lives students (and their families!) Run by the
Sign Language Storytime about Colors Itsy Bitsy Storytime Lexington Park Library will hold ‘It’s faculty at St. Mary’s College of Mary-
on Tuesday, August 28 from 10 – 11 Leonardtown Library will hold an Real and Talk Saves Lives’ on Wednes- land, this monthly gathering is sure to
a.m. Did you know that teaching sign Itsy Bitsy Storytime on Friday, August day, September 5 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. inspire a love of mathematical explora-
language to your child may help to in- 31 from 10 – 10:30 a.m. A storytime de- Talk Saves Lives is a community-based tion to everyone who comes. Snacks will
crease their vocabulary and language signed for a smaller group. It’ll be a bit be provided. No registration required.
30 The County Times Thursday, August 23, 2018

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32 The County Times Thursday, August 23, 2018
James R. Guy, President
ST. MARY’S COUNTY GOVERNMENT Michael L. Hewitt, Commissioner
DEPARTMENT OF Tom Jarboe, Commissioner
PUBLIC WORKS & TRANSPORTATION Todd B. Morgan, Commissioner
John Deatrick, P.E., AIPC & LEED BD+C John E. O’Connor, Commissioner

What is Source Reduction?
Simply stated, Source Reduction is the elimination of waste
before it is created. It involves the design, manufacture,
purchase, or use of a material or products to reduce the
amount of material that is discarded. Source Reduction
can go a long way to reducing the costs associated
with the transportation, disposal or recycling
of waste. Best of all, practicing Source
Reduction can SAVE YOU MONEY!!!

Choose less packaging
• Buy refillable bottles of milk, soft drinks, beer and other beverages.
• Look for products with minimal packaging. Buy the ones with the fewest layers.
• Bring your own cloth or paper bag when shopping. Reuse plastic bags when buying produce or
bulk items.
• Use reusable storage containers instead of single-use plastic bags.
• Buy items in bulk to avoid extra packaging and expense. Products available include nails, screws,
bolts, cereals, pasta, spices, candy and dried fruit.
• Avoid individually wrapped items. Buy economy-size packages of products you use a lot.
• Make a shopping list of items you really need and stick to it. Impulse buying may add to waste.

Use products that last a long time before they wear out
Products that last a long time create less waste, and you will often save money in the long run.
• Use reusable cloth napkins, diapers and towels.
• Take a reusable coffee mug to work.
• Use silverware and heavy-duty, reusable plastic plates and glasses for parties and picnics.
• Ask for high-mileage tires. They usually cost less per mile traveled. Keep them filled to the proper
air pressure for maximum wear.
• Buy compact fluorescent lights instead of incandescent ones.
• Clean, maintain and repair your tools, appliances, vehicles, shoes and clothing.
• Check consumer publications for lists of durable items.

Reuse it
• Use glass jars for storing foods, screws and nails, and sewing supplies.
• Make a kit of twist ties and plastic bags to take along when you go shopping.
• Save plastic tubs from prepared foods to use as storage containers in the refrigerator and freezer.
• Use plastic jugs from windshield-washer fluid to collect used oil for recycling.
• Reuse scrap paper that's printed on one side. Use the blank side for phone messages or notes.
• Reuse greeting cards by using the front flap as a post card.
• After you've read a magazine, give it to someone else to read, such as friends, nursing homes,
hospitals, schools, doctors' waiting rooms or the library.
• Save plastic foam peanuts and other packing materials to use with your next fragile package.
• Save used gift wrap to use again on a smaller package.
• Cut old bedding, drapes and clothes into pieces for rags, or use them in braided rugs or patchwork
• Remove nails and hardware from used lumber so it can be reused in smaller projects. Lumber that
is not painted or treated can be safely used for firewood.
• Donate unwanted household items, clothes and appliances that are still usable to charitable
organizations. You can also sell them through classified ads, community bulletin boards or garage
• Buy used or remanufactured products and goods when they will do the job as well as new items.

For Additional Recycling Information: Contact the St. Mary’s County DPW&T at (301)475-4200 or visit our
website at