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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019

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A New Northern
2 The Calvert County Times Thursday, January 24, 2019

CONTENTS
ON THE COVER 13
Drone view of the vacated Northern High School in the foreground and the new school to the rear.

LOCAL NEWS 3

COPS & COURTS 9

COMMUNITY10 LOCAL 7
Gov. Larry Hogan sworn-in for second term

ON THE COVER 14

SPORTS16

ENTERTAINMENT17
COPS & COURTS 9 COMMUNITY 11
Woman dies after jumping from bridge Countians help with Cape Cod turtle rescue
OBITUARIES 18
“DR. KING SHOWED UP,
COMMUNITY CALENDAR 20
BUT HE SHOWED UP
SENIOR CALENDAR 21 RELUCTANTLY.”
- MLK BREAKFAST GUEST SPEAKER KEITH SNIPES
LIBRARY CALENDAR 21
W EEKLY FO R E C AST
BUSINESS DIRECTORY 22

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 The Calvert County Times Local News 3

Planners Approve $30 Million Dominion Expansion

Site plan of the project with the warehouse and parking garage in the foreground.
By Dick Myers on November 14, 2018, with comments
Editor due November 30, 2018. The second site
plan submittal was received on Decem-
The Calvert County Planning Com- ber 12, 2018 with comments due Decem-
mission quickly and unanimously at ber 27, 2018. The staff report was based
their Jan. 16 meeting approved a $30 on Plan No. 2 and the agency review
million expansion at the Dominion Cove comments received.
Point liquified natural gas facility in O’Shea reported that the entire parcel
Lusby. The project was fast-tracked by owned by Dominion is “1,014 acres, most
county government because of its eco- of which is preserved within Maryland
nomic impact. Environmental Trust (MET) easements.
According to Principal Planner Ra- The LNG plant uses roughly 126 acres.
chel O’Shea the project is described as The proposed project area (10.5 acres)
a maintenance facility and parking ga- is located outside of the sound walls on
rage. She said, “The project consists of the southeast corner of the LNG Plant,
an 81,485-sqiare-foot, three-story main- but within the security fence. The project
tenance building containing office space area is over 229 feet back off Cove Point
on the second and third floors (37,425 Road, and meets all setbacks.”
square feet) and shop space on the first O’Shea said the project needed a
floor (44,060 square feet), a three-story, waiver from the planning commission
116,345-square-foot, 320-space parking because Dominion was proposing not to
garage and a 5,500-square-foot storage do landscape plantings around the foun-
building to support the LNG Plant ex- dation of the maintenance building, be-
pansion project that was completed in cause it was not within view from Cove
April 2018. The facility expansion and Point Road.
export project increased the number of Dominion engineer Joe Kadjeski of
employees from 107 to 200 employees Collinson, Oliff and Associates said
that are currently working in the exist- there was a treed buffer between the
ing administrative office building as well project area and the road. He said he
as temporary shop trailers and mainte- didn’t believe they technically needed a
nance tents. The project proposal will waiver from the planners, that it could be
provide permanent work space for the done administratively.
200 employees.” But, Planning Commission Admin-
The Calvert County Department of istrator Carolyn Sunderland said she
Economic Development (DED) desig- wanted the commission to vote on it so
nated this project as a “Fast Track” via it didn’t set a precedent for any future in-
letter received by Planning & Zoning dustrial buildings.
(P&Z) dated November 13, 2018, as well The planners granted the waiver in
as a memo dated January 2, 2019. their motion to approve the project.
The site plan was initially submitted
on November 8, 2018 and accepted by dickmyers@countytimes.net
the Technical Evaluation Group (TEG)
4 Local News The Calvert County Times Thursday, January 24, 2019

Buehler Says He’ll Sue the Ethics Commission


ter whose value would – to your knowledge – be re-
duced by eliminating the one-mile radius. “
Buehler noted that the Ethics Commission quoted a
letter he sent to them saying he was opposed to any
down zoning of rural commercial property. Buehler in-
sisted neither he nor his daughter own any Rural Com-
mercial property in St. Leonard, although they do own
their family business, a liquor store, and lease out the
grocery store that they formerly operated.
The Buehlers had appeared before the liquor board
last summer saying they had sold their businesses and
requesting a license transfer. But Pat Buehler told The
County Times after last week’s article that the sale fell
through and he and his daughter continue to come into
the liquor store every day and continue to lease out the
grocery store.
Buehler said, however, that he along with others have
a stake in some “Rural Commercial” property in Lusby,
which was not the subject of the complaint against his
daughter.
The letter of reprimand to Maria Buehler does not
mention the complainant. Pat Buehler, however, says
that person is affiliated with the Keep Calvert Country
advocacy group, which he said is a lobbying group that
has failed to register as such.
Buehler said that Mariam Gholl, a former planning
staffer who is affiliated with Keep Calvert Country, has
Pat and Maria Buehler applied for his daughter’s position when her term is up.
By Dick Myers a conflict of interest, which is based exclusively on the Buehler said both he and his daughter own properties
Editor facts and circumstances provided to us” in St. Leonard that have been in the family for genera-
The Ethics Commission investigated two specific, al- tions. His goes back to his grandfather in 1915. He said
Former Calvert County Commissioner Pat Buehler leged instances of conflict of interest in violation of the the properties could only be subdivided into seven lots,
says he is going to sue the county’s Ethics Commis- Ethics Code. These are: but he added that they had no intention to sell them. He
sion and the person who filed the complaint with them “I. That you took official action with respect to a pro- said his daughter’s vote had no effect one way or the
regarding his daughter Maria’s actions as a member of posed renaming of “Minor Town Centers” to “Villag- other on what they can do with their properties.
the planning commission. es,” while owning commercial property within the St. Maria Buehler has not responded to The County
The County Times reported in last week’s edition Leonard Minor Town Center whose value was known Times request for comments. She was out of town last
that a letter dated Dec. 14 from Commission Chair- by you to be affected by the outcome of the decision.” week and did not attend the Jan. 16 planning commis-
person Jennifer Mazzur, started, “At the November 20, “II. That you took official action with respect to a sion meeting.
2018 meeting of the Calvert County Ethics Commis- zoning issue (eliminating the one-mile radius around
sion, members voted unanimously to issue a reprimand Minor Town Centers), while you and your father each dickmyers@countytimes.net
for your conduct, which resulted in the appearance of owned commercial property within a Minor Town Cen-

Stoney’s Kingfisher Honored for Success, Service

Comptroller Peter Franchot and Commissioner President Tim Hutchins present proclamations celebrating Stoney’s Kingfisher Restaurant’s business success. General Manager Andrew Melvin,
front is joined by his staff.
Thursday, January 24, 2019 The Calvert County Times Local News 5

Breakfast Speaker on MLK: ‘He showed up’


Attendees Urged to Show Up Too
tage. That’s one thing you think about world that this is what he saw when he
the rise in hate groups” He said some- visualized the promised land.” He said
one once said that there were good peo- part of the problem is focusing on mate-
ple on both sides. Bur Snipes insisted, rial goods: houses and cars.
“Good people don’t join hate groups. He concluded, “With us, with the his-
That is a dichotomy. That is cognitive tory that we have been handed, we have
dissonance. I’m good, but I hate you. It a much higher calling than what we are
doesn’t even make sense no matter how showing up for. Don’t go through what
you verbalize it.” we went through just to get a big house
Snipes then went on to talk about the in a nice car. We have a responsibility
number of young, black men involved in to do what Dr. King did to make this
killings, particularly if his city of Balti- country live up to its promise and we are
more. He said what is happening now uniquely qualified to do it. We’ve seen
has a connection with history. the worst of this country. We’ve seen
“Either they are natural born killers the worst of humanity. No one can deny
or there is something systemic going that, but we’ve also seen the best.
on,” he said, and concludes it’s the latter. “So now we have to make a choice.
He quotes a poem written by Dr. King Which one do we want to see going
about slavery as the historic connec- forward and the only way that we are
tion. “it began at a time that seems long going to be able to determine that is to
since forgotten, when black bodies were go through that process of purification,
tracked on battlefields of cotton. These to look at our own ugliness and figure
just vile and vast plantations fertilize out what am I doing? How can I make
the roots of the prayed upon, the fixa- things better? What will I do to respect
tions that gave rise to a culture that gave and recognize the legacy of Dr. King?
Dr. Keith Snipes at the 33rd Annual Calvert County MLK breakfast. birth to a nation that held black hands in He was reluctant, he was afraid, but he
subjugation.” showed up.”
By Dick Myers up.” Snipes said of the guns in the streets
Editor Snipes said, “So they called on Dr. today, “I believe these things would con- dickmyers@countytimes.net
King and Dr. King showed up, but he cern Dr. King. There is no way in the
MC Malcolm Funn said MLK Day showed up reluctantly. That’s the part
was not necessarily a day of celebration. we always miss. He did not walk into
“It’s a time of reflection about where we a room full of people and knock them
are and where we should be.” Funn was down with beautiful words and just
speaking at the opening of the 33th An- forge ahead from there. He went home
nual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after he had a very heated discussion
Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Cal- with these older men and he sat at his
vert County Branch of the NAACP and kitchen table over a cup of coffee and he
the College of Southern Maryland at the asked God to guide him.”
Rod ‘N Reel in Chesapeake Beach. Snipes said for Dr. King that was a
The guest speaker put the event purification process. “So, after going
quickly on that course of reflection. through that purification process, God MCKAY’S SUPERMARKET
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tor, narrator, poet, lyricist and vocalist. which is all that he would expect us
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But he also is a 61-year-old man with to do. So why do we need to show up? If you have a high energy level, love customers, and love
some ailments including a broken ankle What’s the point? Look at where we are leading a winning team, we want you!
and bronchitis that was affecting his now.” If you have a background in Supermarket Operations, have a
normally booming baritone voice. So, At this point Snipes pointed the finger background in Retail, or a background in Management, this
on the coldest morning of the winter he at President Donald Trump as to why opportunity may be right for you!
said he was concerned about making it the diverse group of breakfast attend-
because of the weather. “Nonetheless, I ees needed to show up themselves, as If you have a history of loving what you do, creating an
showed up,” he said. Dr, King had. He said, “I think that Dr. environment where people have fun while performing at levels
“That’s what Dr. King did. He showed King would say, ‘We got some difficult higher than they ever thought possible, and know how to
up. And, I think that is all he expects days ahead and it really ought to matter serve happy, loyal customers, you may be the next superstar!
of us,” Snipes said, noting that we of- to us now’.” Come on in and let us chat with you, it may be just the
ten “create this kind of mystique around Snipes said part of the purification solution you’ve been searching for!
him,” that accents his accomplishments process involved looking at one’s own
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of the black community, the ministers, ward. You think about what is going on. communication, interpersonal, leadership, and delegation
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established. People know who I am. I down -- 800,000 people. That’s a whole analytical skills, and good math skills.
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6 Local News The Calvert County Times Thursday, January 24, 2019

Mayor Mahoney Issues State of the Town Report


By Dick Myers water leaks, on the Homeowners side,
Editor reducing waste and costs;
• Updates to meter pits with upgrades
Chesapeake Beach Mayor Pat “Irish” to over 250 MXU’s bringing more
Mahoney delivered his annual State of than 50 percent of residents online for
the Town message at the regular town remote reading rather than manual
council meeting on Jan. 17. He called the reads reducing costs and improving
Power Point presentation and six-page efficiencies;
written report “A Place to Call Home.” • Increased safety during hazardous
In the report Mahoney noted that weather conditions through the de-
home ownership in the town has in- ployment of salt brine equipment; re-
creased from 59.3 percent to 74.7 per- ducing costs, increasing safety of the
cent, the highest percentage increase in roadways and reducing damage to the
the county. roads;
Regarding the town’s finances, the • Conducted staff training at all facili-
mayor pointed out: ties, led by our certified trainers at the
• Reduction in the tax rate, adhering to Chesapeake Beach Water Park, to im-
the constant yield, with a goal of pro- prove staff’s awareness of emergency
viding enhanced services to the com- health events to include CPR and Ba-
munity such as free Town resident ac- sic First Aid;
cess to the Town owned boat ramps; • Upgraded AED equipment at the Wa-
• Budgets are balanced with sufficient ter Park;
reserves; and • Received three “Exceed” designa-
• $1.9 million in debt paid off in FY18; tions, the highest achievable level, Mayor Pat Mahoney
Here are some of the other highlights during safety auditing and inspec-
of the State of the Town Report: tions at the Water Park; the planning of a light at the intersec- way incorporating sidewalks along
Water/Sewer Services • New Deputy office in Town Hall tion within the next 12 months; MD261 from Chesapeake Village to
• Upgrades to three wet wells with with software to upload body cam • Upgrades to the flood gate structure Beach Elementary School and Old
new clog free pumps and new con- imagery; and enclosure area to improve safety Bayside Rd.
trol panels connecting all wet wells to • Successful State Highway Adminis- and access; On the administrative side, Ma-
the towns mass alert system reducing tration (SHA) petition for review of • Successful coordination between the honey said the town increased highway
risks and downtime; safety concerns at the Richfield Sta- town and the county to install emer- sser revenue funding with a projected
• Proactive processes for identifying tion intersection that have resulted in gency communication equipment $800,000 allocated for the town in the
ensuring emergency responders have next five years. He said the town also
coverage to access to all areas of implemented other measures to improve
town; efficiency.
• Implementation of improved emer- The town Planning and Zoning Com-
gency egress measures at the water mission is in the process of updating the
park. town’s comprehensive plan. Mahoney
Street/Sidewalks reported the commission has had “inter-
Through the leadership and imple- actions with over 300 residents during

Appraiser Fair mentation of the Town’s Walkable Com-


munities Committee by Councilman
Favret:
the initial planning process through sur-
veys, work session, community forums
and engagement of the town’s Economic
Saturday, January 26th • Sidewalk plans included in the Coun- Development Committee and the town’s
ties Program Open Space and priority Walkable Community Advisory Group.”
10 AM - 3 PM letter to the state increasing funding Mahoney also reported on economic
St. Clement’s Island Museum opportunities; development:
38370 Point Breeze Rd • Identified and repaired approximately “Through the leadership and imple-
Coltons Point, MD 20626 1,000 linear feet of damaged, discon- mentation of the Town’s Economic De-
301-769-2222 nected and hazardous sidewalks on velopment Committee by Councilman
the north side of town and installed Jaworski and Councilman Morris:
Determine the value of your prized ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps in • Successful execution of the second
possessions and family heirlooms. Richfield Station, establishing a base annual Taste the Beaches event with
for the sidewalk advisory committee close to 2,000 attendees highlight-
$5.00 for the first two items future improvements; ing the Twin Beach businesses and
$10.00 per additional item • Facilitated the coordination of over vendors;
Fine arts items are $5.00 per 500 linear feet of sidewalks in the • Increased partnership with the Town
item with a two item limit commercial area of the Chesapeake of North Beach promoting Economic
Station Shopping center and Rod ‘N Development for the Twin Beaches;
Only bring items that
Reel resort improving walkability • Introduction of the Veteran’s Park
can be hand-carried and safety through a commercial and Summer concert series initiation
Space is limited - First come, first serve residential area; showcasing military bands;
Cash or check only • Coordination with the State Highway • Increased services to local businesses
Administration to install road mark- through coordination with the Cal-
St. Mary’s County Museum Division ings and signage near Bayfront Park vert County Department of Economic
Connect with us for more info to alert motorists of a dangerous road- Development;
way crossing; He also reported on activities of the
• Identified and facilitated the expedit- Twin Beach’s Opioid Abuse Awareness
ed installation of cross walks and pe- Coalition Committee led by Councilman
destrian crossing lights at the Mears Pardieck.
Ave/MD 261 intersection;
• SHA Safe Routes to School sidewalk dickmyers@countytimes.net
design is in progress and well under-
Thursday, January 24, 2019 The Calvert County Times Local News 7

Governor Hogan Announces Fiscal Year 2020 Budget


Provides Record Investment in K-12 Education

Hogan at innaugral

Governor Larry Hogan announced friendly policies over the past four years, Cade formula and provides funding for tion projects.
major items in the administration’s fiscal our state has had one of the best econom- the Community College Promise Schol- Since taking office, the Hogan admin-
year 2020 budget, which will be official- ic turnarounds in the nation,” said Gov- arship and the Governor’s Promise Plus istration has delivered on the promise to
ly submitted on Friday, January 18. The ernor Hogan. “We must remain vigilant Scholarship. Further, the capital budget grow the private sector, be more friendly
governor’s budget fully funds not only about maintaining savings in order to includes $325 million for higher educa- Continues on page 8
the administration’s priorities, but also be better prepared for those times when
all legislative mandated spending pro- more flexibility is needed, while also
grams without raising taxes, cutting ser- making necessary, targeted one-time in-
vices, or raiding dedicated special funds. vestments. That is what our budget has
The budget leaves $1.3 billion in reserves once again accomplished.”
and continues – for the fifth straight year The FY 2020 general fund operating
– to fund K-12 public education at an all- budget totals $19.5 billion, continuing to
time record level. provide record investment in the admin-
“Once again, we will provide histori- istration’s top priority – education. This
cally high, record funding for K-12 edu- budget provides $6.9 billion toward our
cation - our fifth consecutive budget to public schools, going above and beyond
do so,” said Governor Hogan. “Not only the levels required by state aid programs.
will every single penny that every single Aid to local schools grows by $347 mil-
jurisdiction anticipates from the state for lion, which is the administration’s largest
education be fully funded at 100 percent, increase to date. The budget also reserves
but every single school system in Mary-
land will again see increased investment
$200 million in state funding to imple-
ment the recommendations of the Kir-
Repair, Refinishing, Antique
by the state.” wan Commission.
The FY 2020 budget continues the The governor’s proposed budget also Restoration & Reupholstery
Hogan administration’s legacy of fiscal includes the initial investment in the
responsibility, adhering to recommenda- “Building Opportunity Fund,” a transfor-
tions from the Spending Affordability mative and historic five-year, $3.5 billion
Committee and maintaining structural school construction program. Reflect-
balance while making vital investments ing that, this year’s school construction
in education, healthcare, and job cre- budget totals more than $438 million, the
ation. This budget also makes prudent most ever in one year.
use of what is likely a one-time surplus This budget continues our commit-
to both save for the future and make criti- ment to our world-class higher education
cal infrastructure investments. More than system, providing a record $1.45 billion
$1.3 billion has been set aside to guard in state funds for the University Sys-
against any potential downturn in the tem of Maryland, a 4.2 percent increase
economy while still investing $3.3 billion over last year. This includes $20 million,
in Maryland’s transportation network twice the level of last year, to develop
and nearly $250 million for a wide range academic programs in science, engi-
of improvements to facilities or proj- neering, cybersecurity, and other critical
ects that provide services to Maryland areas. For the fourth year in a row, un-
citizens, including $63 million in critical dergraduate tuition growth at Maryland’s
maintenance funding to Maryland higher public four-year institutions will be lim-
education institutions. ited to 2 percent. In addition, this budget 301-884-3011 • schoenbauer.com
“As a direct result of our fiscal dis- includes record funding for the 15 local
cipline, belt-tightening, and business- community colleges funded through the 30507 Potomac Way, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
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Continued from page 7


to both businesses and families, cre- • This year’s school construction bud- accreditation efforts, laboratory fa- land Opportunity Zone - an amount
ate jobs, and turn Maryland’s economy get totals more than $438 million, the cility enhancements, and conversion increasing to $24 million over time.
around, going from losing 100,000 jobs most ever in one year. of contractual employees to regular • $3 million is being invested to es-
to gaining more than 120,000 jobs, while • Consistent with passage of the consti- employees. tablish “Opportunity Works,” a job
delivering $1.2 billion in tax, toll, and fee tutional amendment establishing the • Statutory funding for St. Mary’s Col- training program for businesses lo-
relief. New this year, in order to encour- education “lockbox,” $125 million in lege of Maryland grows by 3.5 per- cated in Opportunity Zones as part of
age investments in Opportunity Zones gaming revenues are dedicated to the cent to $25.9 million. the state’s nationally recognized Em-
all over the state, the budget dedicates following educational enhancements: • The governor’s budget includes re- ployment Advancement Right Now
$56.5 million toward attracting new or $65 million for school construc- cord funding for the 15 local com- (EARN) program.
expanding businesses and developing our tion (including $20 million to start munity colleges funded through the • In addition to the $3 million for Op-
workforce.   a revolving loan fund to assist local Cade formula. The governor’s FY portunity Works, the FY 2020 budget
The FY 2020 budget reaffirms Gover- jurisdictions), $15 million for prekin- 2020 budget includes $268 million, includes $8 million for the EARN
nor Hogan’s commitment to environmen- dergarten expansion, $4.5 million for a $7 million or 2.7 percent increase program, which continues as a leader
tal stewardship, once again fully funding Learning in Extended Academic Pro- over FY 2019, in formula and non- of innovative and industry-led work-
important environmental programs in- grams (LEAP) to provide extended formula grant funding. force development initiatives for the
cluding Program Open Space, the Chesa- academic programming for at-risk • Baltimore City Community College state.
peake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 students at schools, $2.5 million for (BCCC) receives $40.2 million in • Governor Hogan’s FY 2020 budget
Trust Fund, and the Maryland Park Ser- the Maryland Early Literacy Initia- state support in FY 2020. also includes $8 million for tax cred-
vice, along with increasing incentives for tive, $2 million for innovative Career • The Sellinger program for Maryland’s its for manufacturing employers that
zero-emission vehicles. Technology Education programs, independent colleges and universities create jobs in qualifying high-unem-
The budget also continues to ensure $250,000 to expand teacher recruit- is funded at a record $59.4 million, or ployment zones, established under the
that Maryland’s most vulnerable citizens ment and outreach, and $35.8 million $3.2 million over FY 2019. More Jobs for Marylanders Act of
have access to critical healthcare ser- for future initiatives as determined by • For the fourth year in a row, growth 2017.
vices and other important programs by the Kirwan Commission on Innova- in resident undergraduate tuition at • The new public school construction
containing nearly $11.5 billion for Mary- tion and Excellence in Education. Maryland’s public four-year institu- initiative announced by Governor
land’s Medicaid program, which pro- • In addition, $200 million in state tions is held to 2 percent. Hogan is estimated to create more
vides health coverage to nearly 1.4 mil- funding remains reserved to imple- School Safety and Accountability: than 27,000 new jobs during the five-
lion Marylanders, including more than ment recommendations of the Kir- • The FY 2020 budget continues Gov- year construction period.
153,000 children through the Maryland wan Commission. ernor Hogan’s commitment to sup- • Governor Hogan’s budget provides
Children’s Health Program. The budget • The budget includes $300,000 to es- porting school safety with $10 mil- first-time funding of $1 million toward
also includes nearly a quarter billion dol- tablish three new P-TECH schools in lion in capital grants to local school TEDCO’s Minority Pre-Seed Invest-
lars for substance use disorder services, Maryland, bringing total funding for systems to make safety-related im- ment Fund, which provides financial
an increase of 20 percent over FY 2019. P-TECH schools to $1.2 million. provements to school facilities; an and operational support for entrepre-
This budget invests in Maryland’s ded- • $20 million in state funding is in- additional $3.5 million is included for neurs from socially or economically
icated state employees, providing at least cluded to expand access to prekinder- safety improvements at non-public disadvantaged backgrounds.
a 3 percent raise to every state worker. garten throughout the state, bringing schools. • Governor Hogan’s budget maintains
Further, in order to improve the recruit- total state enhancement funding to • $10.6 million is provided for lo- $12 million for the Biotechnology
ment and retention of vital correctional $43.5 million. Under the Hogan ad- cal school systems to hire school Investment Incentive Tax Credit and
officers at state facilities, the governor ministration, state funding to expand resource officers and to implement $2 million for the Cybersecurity In-
has allocated $13.1 million toward an ad- access to prekindergarten education other best practices; approximately vestment Incentive Tax Credit. In ad-
ditional 4 percent increase for these of- has grown by 1,011 percent. $400,000 is provided to support new dition, businesses purchasing cyber-
ficers, along with $7.6 million to extend • The Hogan administration has taken school resource officers at the Mary- security technology or services from
a bonus program through the rest of the great strides this past year to enhance land School for the Deaf. Maryland companies will be eligible
current year. the Child Care Subsidy program, • The governor’s budget doubles to for up to $4 million in tax credits in
The FY 2020 budget also accounts for raising subsidy rates by 8 percent, $2 million the amount available for 2019.
the governor’s proposals for targeted tax eliminating the waitlist, and doubling upgrades and security personnel for • The governor’s budget provides $28
relief, including expanding the More Jobs income eligibility requirements. The schools and child care centers in million in FY 2020 for the Maryland
for Marylanders tax credit to include all FY 2020 budget includes an addi- Maryland deemed at-risk for hate Economic Development Assistance
149 Opportunity Zones across the state, tional $34 million for the program to crimes. Authority and Fund, the state’s most
expanding the Hometown Heroes pro- implement these policy changes and • An additional $1.4 million and 11 powerful economic development tool,
gram, expanding the types of retirement further increase subsidy rates. positions are included to support the a $3 million increase over the current
income that are excluded from taxation, • State aid for local Head Start pro- newly created Education Monitor- year.
and to help all Marylanders make college grams grows to $3 million in FY ing Unit and Office of Compliance Tourism and the Arts:
more affordable, increasing the deduc- 2020, an increase of $1.2 million and Oversight, enabling the Mary- • The Maryland State Arts Council
tion for contributions to a 529 investment compared to FY 2019. land State Department of Education grows by $1.7 million, to $24.4 mil-
plan from $2,500 to $5,000 and increas- • The Broadening Options and Oppor- and the State Board of Education to lion in total funds - an all-time high.
ing the permitted tax deduction on stu- tunities for Students Today (BOOST) evaluate and investigate allegations • In addition, Governor Hogan’s bud-
dent loan interest to 100 percent. Program grows by $3 million to $10 of misconduct and corruption in local get provides an additional $610,000
Below are highlights of the FY 2020 million, fulfilling the governor’s com- school systems. for the Tourism Development Board,
Budget: mitment to double funding for the Creating Jobs and Expanding Op- bringing total funding to $10.2
Investing in Education: program over three years. BOOST portunities for Businesses: million.
• For the fifth consecutive year, the provides scholarships for low-income • As part of a series of initiatives pro- Building for the Future – Transpor-
Hogan administration is providing students from areas with underper- posed by Governor Hogan to fur- tation & Infrastructure:
record funding for K-12 education. forming schools to attend non-public ther expand Maryland’s Opportunity • Investments in Maryland’s Transpor-
The FY 2020 budget includes a $6.9 schools, giving them the opportunity Zone program, the FY 2020 operat- tation network totaling $3.3 billion
billion state investment in Maryland’s for a better education. ing budget includes $56.5 million in include almost $1.7 billion for state
public schools, fully funding state aid • The governor’s budget includes a re- new funding to attract businesses and highways, $221 million for the Purple
programs. Aid to local schools grows cord $1.45 billion in state funds for development and to continue to invest Line Transitway, and $167 million in
by $347 million, the largest increase the University System of Maryland in Maryland’s workforce. capital improvements for the Wash-
to date under Governor Hogan. (USM), a $58.5 million or 4.2 percent • $16 million is provided to create the ington Metropolitan Area Transit Au-
• The governor’s education budget goes increase over FY 2019. Maryland Technology Infrastructure thority (WMATA).
above and beyond required statutory • Morgan State University receives Fund under TEDCO, as part of a • The FY 2020 budget includes $255.9
funding formulas to ensure that every $100.9 million in state funds, a $4.1 long-term plan to leverage more than million in Highway User Revenue
Maryland jurisdiction receives more million increase from the current $500 million in planned investment funds to local jurisdictions, this is a
direct education aid than in FY 2019. year. Nearly half of this increase over the next decade. $24 million increase from last year.
Baltimore City will receive an addi- will support deferred maintenance • An additional $6 million in tax cred-
tional $11.1 million and Cecil County efforts to improve campus facilities its will be made available for compa- Press Release from
nearly $800,000. and the remainder will be used for nies that locate or expand in a Mary- Office of Gov. Larry Hogan
Thursday, January 24, 2019 The Calvert County Times Cops & Courts 9

Maryland State Police Crime Report


Theft of Jack: On 1/14/19 at 12:46 pm,
Trooper Marsch responded to Jim’s Tool
was confirmed.
Cherry was arrested and incarcerated at
Bridge Jumper Dies
and Party Rental in Prince Frederick in the Calvert County Detention Center.
reference to a theft of a transmission jack. Possession of Suboxone: On 1/17/19
Michael R. Essex rented the jack in Octo- at 6:10 pm, Trooper First Class Matthews
ber of 2018. Numerous attempts have been stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 prior to Rt. 402
implemented to try to contact Mr. Essex for traffic violations. Upon making con-
unsuccessfully. Charges are pending for tact with the driver, Zachary B. Hansen, 33
theft of the Jet Transmission Jack for Mi- of North Beach, observation of slowed and
chael Essex. slurred speech, droopy eyelids and eyes
Burglary / Destruction of Property: were watery and bloodshot, a determina-
On 1/16/19 at 12:19 pm, Trooper Strong tion of possibly being under the influence
responded to the 6500 block of 13th St. in of drug or controlled dangerous substanc-
Chesapeake Beah for a reported burglary. es was made. A K-9 scan was performed
The victim reported someone had broken by K-9 Benelli and gave a positive alert.
into both of the sheds. There were visible The Standardized Field Sobriety Test was
signs of forced entry on both shed doors given and Hansen was found to be under
and the locks had been broken from the the influence. A probable cause search
hinges. Although items inside the sheds revealed Suboxone . Hansen was arrested By Guy Leonard of death had yet to be determined.
had been moved, it appeared nothing was and incarcerated at the Calvert County De- Staff Writer Emergency responders reported that
missing. Investigation continues. tention Center.
the female had been in the water for as
Firearm Violation/Warrant Arrest: Stolen Vehicle: On 1/18/19 at 12:18 am, A 19-year-old Calvert County woman much as an hour before she was found
On 1/17/19 at 2:58 am, Trooper First Class Trooper Stull responded to the 3100 block who jumped off the Thomas Johnson and taken to a local trauma center.
Palumbo stopped a vehicle for traffic vio- of Cox Road in Chesapeake Beach for a Bridge Jan. 20 on the St. Mary’s County Just the day before, a male subject
lations on Rt. 4 near Rousby Hall Rd. in report of a stolen vehicle. The victim re- side has died according to Maryland jumped from the bridge and landed in
Lusby. A check of the driver, Anthony E. ported Donald O. Williams, 51 of Chesa- State Police. the parking lot under the bridge on the
Cherry, 31 of Great Mills revealed a cau- peake Beach had taken the vehicle without Troopers from the Leonardtown bar- Calvert County side with serious trau-
tion code for armed and dangerous and a permission and left a note stating he would rack responded to the call and emer- matic injuries.
narcotics user. A K-9 scan was requested. be in touch. Her 2016 dark gray/charcoal gency responders pulled her out of the Sheriff Mike Evans said the subject
K-9 Flip conducted a scan of the vehcile Ford Fusion bearing Maryland Registra- water, where she had been for a signifi- was still alive as of Jan. 22. after being
and gave a positive alert. A probable cause tion 8DK5470 has been entered into NCIC cant amount of time, said Det. Sgt. Jef- taken to Prince George’s Shock Trauma.
search revealed a loaded handgun and a as a stolen vehicle. Case remains open, frey Linger.
metal grinder containing a trace amount pending an Applicaion of Statement of “She died as a result of the incident,” guyleonard@countytimes.net
of marijuana. An arrest warrant through Charges for Mr. Williams. Linger said, noting that the exact cause
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Cedar Point FCU Makes Community Donation


profit organization that helps to bridge FCU was one very big thing ($10,000
the gap for individuals with develop- again this year), but in keeping with
mental differences in our community. SMCR’s mission, they also wanted their
According to their website, their mis- employees to be engaged with the peo-
sion is to “promote the inclusion of per- ple with developmental differences who
sons with developmental differences SMCR serves. That’s where the bowling
into the life of our community. We advo- comes in.
cate for individuals with special needs, The credit union Marketing Direc-
to recognize the inherent dignity that is tor Kristen Kauffman-Beaver said the
theirs because they are members of our bowling was a way for the employees
one human family. We promote social to interact with those who SMCR helps.
recreational and educational opportu- So, on Jan. 18 they gathered at Esper-
nities where individuals with develop- anza Bowling Lanes in California to
mental differences can contribute their buddy up with clients of the Center for
unique gifts and develop their potential. Life Enrichment to have fun together.
“We provide monthly programs to The credit union employees intend to
provide our members with social and make the bowling a regular outing every
recreational opportunities in order to first Friday of the month.
enrich their lives. Members enjoy our And, everyone posed for a picture
Clients of Center for Life Enrichment and employees of Cedar Point Federal Credit programs at no-to-little cost through with a huge, blown-up copy of that
Union poise at Esperanza Bowling Lanes with a check for $10,000 to Southern Maryland
Community Resources.
our partnerships with businesses and or- $10,000 check for SMCR.
ganizations throughout the community.”
By Dick Myers Boat Festival, which is put on by South- The financial support by Cedar Point dickmyers@countytimes.net
Editor ern Maryland Community Resources

Correction
(SMCR). Cedar Point donated $10,000
Twenty employees of Cedar Point last year to SMCR and $8,000 the year
Federal Credit Union (FCU) branches before as part of their ongoing support
in Calvert and St. Mary’s counties went of community organizations, supple-
bowling last Friday (Jan. 18). Although mented by employee giving as well. The story in our Jan, 10 issue about two dogs from the Sugar Faces Senior
they had fun, that wasn’t their sole They have stepped up to the plate this Dogs Rescue group appearing in the Animal Planet Dog Bowl misidentified one
mission. year as well. of their volunteers. Her name should have been Dawn Shonkwiler. The County
The credit union was one of the spon- Southern Maryland Community Re- Times apologizes for the error.
sors this year of the Solomons Dragon sources, Inc. (SMCR) is a 501 (c) 3 non-

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Countians Participate in Cold-Stunned Sea Turtle Rescue


Each year hundreds of come cold-stunned. ginia, South Carolina, North
cold-stunned sea turtles Volunteers along with the Carolina, Georgia, Texas,
wash up on the beaches of Wellfleet Bay staff patrol Florida, and the Florida
Cape Cod. This past Decem- the beaches of Cape Cod in Keys for more rehabilitation.
ber, a group of local volun- search of cold-stunned sea They are eventually released
teers lead by Andy Brown, turtles left behind by the back in to the wild.
a Calvert County resident, receding tide. They then Aside from rescuing tur-
traveled to Cape Cod, MA to transport the sea turtles to tles, daily birding side trips
participate and learn about the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife were taken to see the numer-
Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet sanctuary where they are ous birds present in late fall
Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and assessed, weighed, mea- on Cape Cod. Some of the
rescue and rehabilitation ef- sured and are then taken to bird highlights include sight-
forts of cold-stunned sea the New England Aquarium ings of the Common Eider,
turtles. hospital in Quincy, MA. Razorbill, Goldeneye, Buf-
Sea turtles spend the sum- While at the hospital, they flehead, Mergansers, Harrier
mer feeding in the Gulf of are rehabilitated, slowly re- Hawks and a Merlin.
Maine and start the migra- warmed, and treated for any Andy leads many sea tur-
tion south for the winter; medical conditions such as tle and bird trips annually.
however some get caught in dehydration, pneumonia, If interested, please con-
the Cape Cod hook which and other injuries. The sur- tact Andy at carettanature-
delays their departure ex- viving sea turtles are then tours@gmail.com.
posing them to colder water flown to other sea turtle
temperatures and thus be- facilities in Maryland, Vir- Submitted Article

County Facilities Offer Warm, Dry Places

With freezing temperatures expected, Calvert Library locations


there are several places residents can Open Monday-Thursday, 9a.m.-9
go to get warm. The county’s commu- p.m., Friday, noon-5 p.m. and Saturday,
nity centers will be open during regular 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Sunday
hours and safe drinking water will be During extreme cold weather events,
available. Although warming centers are the primary concern is the potential loss Prompt, Personalized, Professional
available, the county community cen- of heat, power, telephone service and a
ters, Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center and shortage of supplies if storm or weather $10 WALK IN NAIL TRIMS
Calvert Library locations will be closed conditions continue for more than one
Monday, Jan. 21, in recognition of Mar- day. Residents are encouraged to con-
tin Luther King Jr. Day. Residents who
need to get warm can go to one of the
sider family members or neighbors with
special needs and assist them in prepar-
301-769-2363
following locations: ing for the winter weather. Remember, if 25741 Three Notch Rd. • Hollywood MD
Northeast Community Center  it’s too cold outside for you it’s too cold
4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave. outside for pets. Please bring pets inside.
Chesapeake Beach To stay informed on approaching

Pet
Open Sunday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-10 weather events, residents should moni-
p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-11 tor local television channels, radio sta-
p.m. tions and the internet. For information
Mt. Hope Community Center on what actions to take when you receive
a winter weather storm alert and what to
100 Pushaw Station Rd.
Sunderland do before, during and after a snowstorm OF THE WEEK
or extreme cold, visit the Federal Emer-
Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-9:30
p.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. and  gency Management Agency website at MEET SAMANTHA
Sunday, 12:30-6 p.m. www.ready.gov/winter-weather. Samantha is a 10 year old
Harriet Elizabeth Brown Commu- This time of year is a good time to sign
up for Calvert ALERT, a notification German Sheperd/Sheperd mix.
nity Center Samantha is the sweetest dog
901 Dares Beach Rd. system that can send messages by text,
Prince Frederick email, fax, land line and pager. Residents with the bigggest heart. Samantha
Open Sunday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-10 are urged to visit the county website and needs to go to a home with no children
p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-11 click the Emergency Alerts link to reg- and needs to be an only dog. Samantha craves attention
p.m. ister for the notification service. Those
and loves to be loved. Please don’t miss out on adopting
without internet access can call 410-535-
Southern Community Center this lovable girl today! Samantha’s adoption fee is waived
1600, ext. 2638, to sign up. Residents are
20 Appeal Ln. for all qualified adopters. Please come in and meet with
also encouraged to keep abreast of local
Lusby conditions and emergency information Samantha today!
Open Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-10 by downloading the free “Prepare Me
p.m.; closed Sunday The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter is located at 5055 Hallowing Point Road in
Calvert” emergency preparedness mo- Prince Frederick. We are open for adoptions Tuesday through Saturday.
Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center bile application now available for iOS For more information about this week’s Pet of the Week
130 Auto Dr. (Apple) and Android devices through the or any of our other adoptable pets please check out our
Prince Frederick Apple App Store or Google Play. website www.calvertcountyanimalshelter.com or give
Open Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-9 us a call at 410-535-PETS (7387). Please follow us on our
p.m., Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and  Facebook Page @ Calvert County Animal Shelter and
Press Release from Instagram @CalvertCountyAnimalShelter.
Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Calvert County Government
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New Northern High School Opens


As Construction Continues on Campus
ago, in the fall of 2016. She has been with the school She said, “I worked on a pretty large school initia-
system since 2006, first as supervisor for school tive in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Unified School
construction and since early in 2016 as construction district as a construction manager for Turner. So, I
director. had school experience and I had some hospital con-
Her family moved to the United States from India struction experience as well.”
when she was 10. She said, “I pretty much grew up Warner said construction is not typically a female
in Connecticut and I went to the University of Rhode profession, although there tend to be more women
Island. My degree is actually in industrial and man- involved in school construction.
ufacturing engineering, but when I graduated from The Northern High School project has taken lon-
college, the first job that I ended up by default on ger than most, she said, with planning starting about
was a bridge rehabilitation project in Connecticut 10 years ago. And one of her biggest challenges was
where I worked for the design engineer as a field the delayed start in the fall of 2016 because of per-
inspector representing the interests of the design en- mitting issues, which put the school opening in the
gineer on this project.” middle of the school year instead of at the beginning.
Warner said, “I came from private industry. Prior Before the decision to build a new school, there
By Dick Myers to coming here, I had my own construction manage- were original discussions about renovating. She said,
Editor ment firm, but before that I’ve had experience work- “We have to have those discussions. That is a re-
ing for a large construction management firm/gen- quirement.” Construction costs and life-cycle costs
Calvert County Public Schools Director of School eral contractor, Turner Construction International.” are considered. The conclusion -- “revitalization
Construction Shuchita Warner told the school board
that it took a village to get the new Northern High
School ready to open after the Christmas break.
These “Village People,” not to be confused with the
zany pop group famous for “Y.M.C.A.,” included the
teachers and students who helped with the arduous
move over the holidays and of course everyone in-
volved with the project in the school systems’ staff
and the Scheibel Construction firm.
Even though the new school is now open, the
grounds remain a construction zone and will be so
until the summer of 2020, when the project with
so many moving parts will be completed, and the
school system can finally do a dedication ceremony.
The old school still stands, set to be demolished
soon. It was built in 1972 during an era in which
open space classrooms were all the rage. The idea
has long since been debunked. But up until the start
of this month Northern teachers and students have
been living with razor thin walls and a puzzling
floor plan that sometimes required going through
one classroom to get to another.
Northern High School Principal Stephen Wil-
liams feels giving teachers their classrooms back
so they can concentrate on instruction is the biggest
advantage so far that he has seen in the new school.
Williams said the transition has been relatively
smooth with a few minor hitches. School board stu-
dent member Thomas Ridenaur, who attends the
school, said the new corridor flow was much im-
proved but could be made better with additional
signage.
When the new school opened it had a state rated
capacity of 1,440 but there were already more stu-
dents in it than that. Warner points out, however,
that the school did not open overcrowded, that it was
all in how the state determines capacity versus what
its real capacity is. The old school had a state rated
capacity of 1,223 students and was most assuredly
overcrowded.
So, what remains to done? When that old school
is demolished, rising on the rear portion of that
space will be a separate administration building.
The current administration, including Williams,
are spread out in spaces including the media center.
Those spaces will then be available for instruction.
Visitors will enter through the administration wing,
which will be connected to the school with a cov-
ered walkway.
Warner has been the Village People conductor
since the start of construction more than two years
Calvert County Public Schools Director of School Construction Shuchita Warner
Thursday, January 24, 2019 The Calvert County Times Feature 15

doesn’t really give you that bang for your buck. And feeds the fire and domestic water for Mary Harrison phenomenal.”
in that instance, replacement was really the most Center and the middle school. We can’t demo North- She also mentioned “the maintenance guys in
economic option for us. And, we had space on site to ern High School until we extend waterlines from the general,” and the technology department and also
be able to build a building.” That decision was simi- new building over to the Mary Harrison Center and the Director of Procurement and Resource Manage-
lar to the one made for Calvert High School. make that connection.” ment, Kevin Michael
In addition to the delayed start, the construc- In addition to constructing the 11,000-square-foot She added, “It’s just a big, phased construction
tion company ran into some bad soils that required administration building, there will be an addition project. It’s a series of very long-range, planning-
reengineering. to the Mary Harrison Center. Warner said, “We’re type chess moves is what I kind of liken it to. And
But challenges lie ahead. “How do we finish phase giving it a face lift by creating a new entrance at you really, really have to see several steps ahead and
two? We’re coming to that challenge now because the Mary Harrison Center because right now when the people that are there that can react in order to
now Scheibel’s site has moved to the middle of the the old high school gets demolished, you’ll see the help you make those chess moves. I mean those are
campus and they’ve got a school that’s occupied on face of the Mary Harrison Center is quite plain and who the village people are.”
the left side or the east side. And then part of it’s oc- there’s not really a distinct entrance. So. we’re go- And she said, “It been wonderful to work with the
cupied on the west side and students have to be able ing to give it a distinct entrance.” They also will be principal of Northern High. He just really had the
to traverse and they have to manage that construc- adding a classroom to the center for visual arts and right balance of patience and just keeping cool un-
tion. So that’s certainly a challenge to the students photography. der pressure because this was a very, very high pres-
and the administration during that phase. “ Warner was asked what she has gotten the most sure move and just kind of making sure that his staff
The challenge includes absorbing functions in the personal satisfaction out of the complicated project. understood, communicating with the staff, making
new building that are really supposed to be in an “One is the schedule. We were behind the eight ball them feel comfortable that it was going to be okay. “
administration building. “More cramped quarters. to start with. That was certainly stressful. And num- Warner added, “I think everybody’s very relieved
Yeah, that’s a challenge. And the second challenge is ber two, just trying to make sure that we can bring that they are in the new high school because there
just being able to move from the high school build- it in within budget.” That has been accomplished. were so many things that were deteriorating in the
ing to the Mary Harrison Center for class changes “I think just kind of holding that line, this is sort old building. But, because of the fact that there’s
for any related arts.” That requires going out of the of new for me to be in this role and trying to manage still construction ongoing and it’s smack in the mid-
building and around it. expectations.” She said. dle of the site, I think that when everything is done
Then, when they start doing demolition of the old Has she been on the phone a lot with the construc- 100 percent people will be very happy at the layout
building, “the pedestrian traffic flow for stadium at- tion company? “I think we have ups and downs. We of the campus that they see right now. It’s tough to
tendance of games will have to occur from the track have peaks and valleys of phone calls. Let’s just say really be able to picture what a beautiful, fully inte-
on up.” The stadium will continue to use the old some days or some weeks, it’s lots and lots of them grated campus it will be.
bleachers until new ones are constructed this com- and on other days not so much.” But I think by the time you get to summer of 2020
ing summer. So, who are some of those Village People? “Schei- and you see this admin building and you see the pla-
Warner explained, “So at this point what happens bel has got a really capable team on the project.” she za behind the building and how it ties to the football
is we are actually doing a little bit of site work in said, including project manager, Matt Tesstier;, “He stadium, it’s just going to be a beautiful, cohesive
preparation of the demolition of the high school really, really pushed the project.” They also include campus.”
building. The water tower is feeding Northern Mid- project superintendent Gary Miller.
dle School and Mary Harrison Center. There is an She also credited the school system’s staff, “I dickmyers@countytimes.net
existing well in Northern High School that currently would say our facility staff has been absolutely
16 Sports The Calvert County Times Thursday, January 24, 2019

SELECTING THE BEST


INVESTMENT VECHICLES
FOR YOUR RETIREMENT
We’ve discussed the importance of asset allocation to your success as an
investor. Harry Moscowitz won a Nobel prize for inventing modern portfolio A Washington
Institution Crumbles
theory in 1954 based on the concept that if you allocate your assets across
a broad enough spectrum of equity, fixed-income and other types of invest-
ments, and one of your investments declines in value, the others are likely to
take up the slack and keep your investment returns on an even keel.
Pundits refer to asset allocation as the “Rule of 92” meaning 92% of your
success as an investor is directly attributable to whether you allocate your By Ronald N. Guy Jr.
assets or not. Contributing Writer
Ok, now we know that allocation is the way to go. But, one big problem
with asset allocation is, how does an ordinary investor select the proper allo- I have watched football with my dad for as long as I can remember. My
cation of stocks versus bonds? The big mutual fund companies like T. Rowe earliest memories of Sundays include scanning the T.V. Guide to see what
Price, Vanguard, BlackRock and others think they have it all figured out. games would be covered and hoping the D.C. and Baltimore stations fed a
They do the allocation for you. strong signal into the funky, arrow-ish looking antenna on our roof.
Time has certainly improved the viewing experience. Cable television
TARGET DATE FUNDS replaced the rusty antenna and birthed the ESPN era. High definition televi-
Target date funds contain a mixture of stocks, bonds and cash. They have sion followed. Now it’s the RedZone channel, a spectacular guided tour of
a future date in the title you can select to correspond to your retirement date. live NFL games. Ben Franklin once said, “Beer is proof God loves us and
As you get older, the asset allocation within the fund changes and gets more wants us to be happy.” The RedZone channel is too.
conservative over time. The fund manager will put fewer assets into stocks Despite the changes, my dad and I have remained steady football consum-
which are inherently risky as you get closer to retirement. You do not have ers. Our viewing location is different, the television is bigger and the picture
to take any action. The fund manager does that for you. You simply pick the is sharper, but it’s still father and son, barking at referees, cussing the Dallas
date when you think you will retire. For example, suppose you will turn sixty- Cowboys and rooting for our home team.
five in 2020. You pick the 2020 Retirement Fund. You can buy the fund at About that home team: Love of football aside, our deep affection for the
any age and with a minimum investment, but the target date is what matters. ‘Skins of Washington is what has brought my dad and me together on Sun-
The big boost for target date funds came in 2006 when pension laws days through all those years. Our relationship with the burgundy and gold
changed so that employers could choose investments for employees who had is understandable. When George Allen took over as head coach in 1971, my
not designated investments for their 401(k) plans. Target date mutual funds dad was just 23-years-old. I was eight when Joe Gibbs took the reins and
became the most popular investments for employers to offer and to use as a 20 when he retired from coaching (the first time) in early 1993. During this
default if employees failed to designate anything else. Fidelity launched its 22-season run, Washington enjoyed 18 winning seasons, 13 playoff appear-
target date funds in 1996; Vanguard in 2003 and T. Rowe Price in 2002—to- ances, five trips to the Super Bowl, three championships and universal re-
gether, those three fund companies control about 75% of the market. Fees for spect throughout the NFL. Those teams ended up sending 11 people to the
the allocation are included the cost of the funds themselves. Pro Football Hall of Fame – eight players, two coaches and one executive.
LIFECYCLE MUTUAL FUNDS It was the best of times. The 25 plus years since, a period with just eight
Lifecycle funds include cash, stock and bonds and may include both U.S. winning seasons and two measly playoff wins, haven’t been. The losing is,
and foreign securities. The percentage of funds in each asset class is deter- in a strange way, tolerable. It’s the football incompetence, dismissiveness of
mined by the fund manager who attempts to earn the highest return possible the fan base and embarrassing social missteps – all hallmarks of owner Dan
by switching portfolio weightings in each type of asset class by market condi- Snyder’s “leadership” - that have scarred the team’s faithful. And the world
tions. Lifecycle funds generally include three or four “portfolios” with vary- is watching – according to a recent Wall Street Journal poll, the Washington
ing percentages of funds in each asset class. The portfolios are designed by football team is the fifth most hated American company. Not just football
fit investors of various ages or risk tolerance levels. For example, Vanguard team…company.
has a LifeStrategy fund with four asset choices: income (lowest percentage My dad and I often fill the losing vacuum by discussing the best organiza-
of stock in the portfolio), conservative growth, moderate growth and growth tions in the NFL; that’s what you do when yours is mostly inconsequential
(highest percent of stock in the portfolio). As with target date funds, fees for by Thanksgiving. We talk about the Steelers, the Seahawks, the Packers
allocation are included in the cost of the funds. and, of course, the Patriots. But the team we might discuss the most is the
New Orleans Saints.
ACTIVE MANAGEMENT The Saints signed QB Drew Brees before the 2006 season, an acquisition
Active management involves the use of a portfolio manager who works di- that altered the course of perennial loser and created a unique love affair be-
rectly with you on your investments. This clearly is the most custom tailored tween city, team and player. When you think of New Orleans, the Saints are
to your wishes. Your portfolio may include everything from securities to real very much in the discussion with jazz, the cuisine, voodoo and the French
estate. The manager in this case reviews all of your assets and your personal Quarter. And if you’ve ever had the pleasure of being in a jubilant and
goals with you and selects those types of investments that will give you the united Big Easy after a Saints victory, count yourself fortunate.
most return for a risk that meets your expectations. The upside of profes- That how it used to be in D.C. The ‘Skins were once a binding force, one
sional management is that your strategy is tailored for you. No one except that dissolved the often stark differences in a diverse fan base. They were
the portfolio manager is going to ask about the strategy you have to exit your something to feel good about, something to take pride in. No more. Once
small business, for example. That question, along with many others, should the most elusive ticket in town, the team now struggles to sell out home
be asked by the portfolio manager in order to provide the best retirement games and FedEx Field is routinely overrun with fans from opposing teams.
approach for you. The fees involved will be a percentage of the assets and, The team’s name, for anyone with an inkling toward American history, is
as your assets grow, the fees will grow. This means at the very least that the at least awkward, if not completely unusable. The Washington pro football
portfolio manager has a vested interest in seeing your portfolios grow. team, a former bedrock franchise of the NFL, is now arguably the league’s
Whether you choose target date, lifecycle or active management, the prin- worst. The disintegration of a D.C. institution is complete.
cipal is the same. Your success as an investor and an investor preparing for It’s hard to type those words. At this point, with no indication better times
retirement will be directly attributable to whether you allocate your assets or are ahead, I feel fortunate to have experienced that incredible run under
not. As usual, I advise you to investigate before you invest. Take a look at Coach Gibbs. And I suppose, in football and in life, the suggestion of this
all of the options available to you first, then decide. No one will protect you story is to enjoy the best of times and use the memories to sustain you when
like yourself. life deals a losing hand, even if that just means a father and son maintain
You are invited to attend a free seminar on estate planning—January 21st their relationship by steadfastly watching a gloomy football team.
at 11am at 8906 Bay Avenue, North Beach, MD 20714. Call 301-855-2246 to
reserve your spot. See you there. Send comments to RonaldGuyJr@gmail.com
Thursday, January 24, 2019 The Calvert County Times Entertainment 17

Observe ‘Artists in Action’ at Annmarie


Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Annmarie Sculpture Gar- • Nancy Livengood, Atlanta, GA, Painting, Feb. 11 – 21
den & Arts Center in Solo- • Mary Blumberg, Solomons, Painting, Feb.16 – 22
mons, presents Artists in • Ann Crain, St. Leonard, Painting, Feb.18 – 26
Action: Temporary Studio • Mick Grochowski, Norfolk, VA, Painting/Sculpture, Febr18 – 26
Experience, now through • Maria Campagna, Morgantown, WV, Ceramic. Feb.19 – 26
Feb. 26, 10a.m.-5p.m. daily. • Elizabeth Eby, Washington, DC, Mixed media, Feb. 22 – 26
Annmarie Sculpture Garden  
& Arts Center will serve as Press Release from Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
a creative retreat for over
20 artists for a few special
weeks this winter, providing
Annmarie guests the oppor-
tunity to get a glimpse into
the creative process of artists
as they work.
Fiber, painting, mixed me-
dia and ceramic artists will
be participating in Artists
in Action. Each week, up to
four artists will be set up and Billy Simms from Hamilton, Ohio is one of over 20 rotating
working in temporary studio artists setting up temporary studio space at Annmarie
spaces in the main gallery at Sculpture Garden & Arts Center during “Artists In Action”.
Annmarie Garden.
Visitors are encouraged to observe, ask questions and interact with the artists; and
may have the opportunity to try their hand at a particular technique or contribute to
a project. All ages are invited to visit during this program. 
“This is a wonderful opportunity for guests to learn about the methods and materi-
als that artists employ.  In the past, artists have used this opportunity to experiment
with new approaches or have found creative ways to collaborate with other artists
in the program.  Artists in Action can be full of surprises; we love it!” says Stacey
Hann-Ruff, Director
For additional information call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org.
The details of each participating artist, where they are from, and the medium they
work in, follows.
Artist in Action Schedule:
• Joan Wiberg, Warrenton, VA, Painting, through Jan. 25
• Diana Manchak, Ft. Washington, Ceramic. Through Jan. 26
• Jackie Clark, New York, NY, Painting, Through Feb. 3
• Julie Allinson, Solomons, Mixed media, Jan. 24 – 31
• Ann Preston, Hollywood, Painting, Jan. 24 – Feb. 2
• Linda Craven, Port Republic, Painting, Jan. 26 – Jan. 30
• Carrie Lee, Lusby, Mixed media, Jan. 28 – Feb. 7
• Wendy Schneider, Lusby, Mixed media, Jan. 31 – Feb. 4
• Felicia Reed, Upper Marlboro, Fiber. Feb. 1 – 8
• Corinn Pumphrey, Lusby, Painting. Feb. 3 – 5
• Carol Wade, Prince Frederick, Painting, Feb.4 – 10
• Barb Mowery, Lusby, Painting, Feb. 7 – 11
• Amy Hutto, Bath, NY, Painting, Feb. 9 – 17
• Karin Edgett, Washington, DC, Painting, Feb. 11 – 18

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18 Obituaries The Calvert County Times Thursday, January 24, 2019

In Remembrance
The Calvert County Times runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes
and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to
guyleonard@countytimes.net after noon on Mondays may run in the following week’s edition.

Sandra Lynn Button ital Area Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive,


Suite 400, Fairfax VA 22030; website:
http://www.alz.org/
Funeral arrangements were made by
Rausch Funeral Home.

Susannah May
Dresser Boss, “Susie”

at Rosedale Methodist Church in Wash-


ington, DC on June 8, 1944. Fred was
enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1945
until 1947 serving in Wurtzburg, Ger-
many during WWII. He was a Machin-
ist at the Naval Gun Factory, Washing-
ton, DC from 1940-1955. Fred retired children: Winfield E. Keller, Bruce
from the Goddard Space Flight Center E. Keller, Gary V. Keller, Kevin M.
as a Computer Programmer in 1978 af- Keller, Karen D. Ahern, Daniel D.
ter sixteen years of service. Keller and the late Norman Weston.
Sandra Lynn Button, 66, of St. Leon- Grandmother of 16, great grandmoth-
ard, MD passed away on January 20, Fred is survived by his children, Nan- Susannah May Dresser Boss, “Su-
cy King of CO and Russell King of An- sie”, 80, of Prince Frederick, Mary- er of 13, great great grandmother of
2019 in St. Leonard, MD. three, she is also survived by her sis-
Visitation will be Friday, Janu- nandale, VA; two grandchildren; and land passed away on January 19, 2019
one great-grandchild. He was preceded in Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. She ters Jean Larsen, Lola Windt and Mary
ary 25, 2019, 10-11 a.m. at Rausch Windt and a brother, Edmund Zak.
Funeral Home - Port Republic in death by his wife, Doris L. King on was born on March 8, 1938 in Prince
March 21, 2009; his siblings, Arthur Frederick, Maryland to the late Susan- The family will receive friends on Mon-
4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Re- day January 28, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8
public MD 20676. Memorial service F. King and Beverly E. Vaughan; his nah Shelton and Joseph Robert Dresser.
sister-in-law, Burnelle King; and his Susie worked for 24 years as a clerk PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405
will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral ho Broomes Island Road, Port Republic,
e. Interment will be private. brother-in-law, James Vaughan. for the Social Security Administra-
Visitation will be Thursday, tion, 11 years at Bowen’s Florist in Maryland where funeral services will
Memorial contributions may be made be held on Tuesday January 29, 2019 at
to American Cancer Society, 7500 Gre- January 24, 2019, 2-2:30 p.m. at Prince Frederick and as a greater
Asbury~Solomons Auditorium at Walmart for a couple years. She 11 AM. Interment will follow in Mary-
enway Center Drive Suite 300, Green- land Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham,
belt MD 20770; Phone: 301-982-2161; 11100 Asbury Circle. Solomons MD was a member of St. Paul’s Epis-
20688. A Life Celebratiob Service will copal Church in Prince Frederick. MD at 1:45 PM.
website: http://www.cancer.org Memorial contributions may
follow at 2:30 p.m. Beloved wife of William E. Boss, moth-
Burial will be Saturday, January er of Janie Russell and the late Joseph be made to Calvert Hospice , P.O.
Fred Lewis King 26, 2019 at 9 a.m. at Cedar Hill Cem- Boss. Grandmother of Christopher Box 838, 238 Merrimac Court
etery, 5829 Ritchie Hwy. Baltimore MD Boss, Marie Russell, William “Will” Prince Frederick MD 20678; Phone:
Fred Lewis King, 97, of Solomons, 410-535-0892; website: http://calvertho-
MD passed away on January 19, 2019 at 21225 Russell and the late Lee Russell, great
Memorial contributions may be grandmother of Lucas Boss, Susie is spice.org
his residence.
Born September 1, 1921 in Provi- made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, preceded in death by her sisters Jose-
dence, RI, he was the son of the late 238 Merrimac Court, Prince Freder- phine Bowen, Harriet Chichester and Carol Ann Bradford
ick MD 20678; Phone: 410-535-0892; recently Ruth Stange who passed away
Fred Thomas King and Euda Marion
(White) King. website: http://calverthospice.org or on Sunday, the day after Susie. (Parsons)
Fred graduated from Central High Abury~Solomons Benevolent Care Memorial contributions may be
School in Minneapolis, MN in 1939 and Fund, Attn. Patrick O’Toole, 11100 made to Parkinson’s Action Network.
from Southeastern University in 1958. Asbury Circle, Solomons MD 20688 or website: http://parkinsonsaction.or
He married his wife Doris Lillian King Alzheimer’s Association, National Cap- Funeral arrangements were made by
Rausch Funeral Home.

Harrietta Estella
Now Offering... Keller, “Jadwiga”
Harrietta Estella Keller,” Jadwiga”,
RAUSCH CREMATORY P.A. 90, of Lusby, Maryland passed away
on January 15, 2019 in her home. She
Calvert County’s was one of thirteen children born
ONLY On-site Crematory to Victor and Johanna Zak in Chi-
cago, Illinois on March 29, 1928. She
was the Matriarch of her family, who
Where Heritage and Life are celebrated. loved her children, grandchildren,
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Serving Calvert, Anne Arundel, St. Mary’s, and Prince George’s Counties grandchildren very much. She liked
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Lusby Owings Port Republic to her plants. Harrietta was a member
20 American Ln. 8325 Mount Harmony Ln. 4405 Broomes Island Rd. of St. Paul United Methodist Church Carol Ann Bradford (Parsons), 68, of
410-326-9400 410-257-6181 410-586-0520 and the American Legion Post # 274. York, PA and formerly of Chesapeake
Beloved wife of the late Winfield Beach passed away January 15, 2019.
www.RauschFuneralHomes.com Doyle Keller, she is survived by her She was born January 21, 1950 to Clar-
Thursday, January 24, 2019 The Calvert County Times Obituaries 19

ence and Mae Lucille (Brady) Bradford. family, especially at holiday gatherings. during WWII. He received a Good
Carol primarily lived in Chesapeake Gloria was preceded in death by her Conduct Medal, European - African –
Beach and North Beach until moving husband John, and by a sister Catherine Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, and
to York, PA in 2015. She was employed Cilinski. She is survived by daughter World War II Victory Service Ribbon.
as a secretary with Perdue Farms in Memorial co0ntributionbs In 1962, Skeeter went to work for Man-
Lothian and as a cashier at Home De- may be made to American Dia- sfield Transfer Company, Washington,
pot, retiring in 2015. Carol was a past betes Assoc., P.O. Box 11454, DC as a Truck Driver where he worked
member of the North Beach Volunteer Arlington VA 22312, website: http:// for over 46 years.
Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and www.diabetes.org/ Skeeter is survived by his children,
enjoyed playing BINGO, cards, cooking Funeral arrangements were made by Dwight Edward DeAtley of Waldorf,
and spending time with her family, es- Rausch Funeral Home. MD and Dona Sue Moore of Lusby,
pecially her grandchildren. MD; four grandchildren and nine
Carol is survived by her children Tif-
fany DeShong of York, PA and Leslie Oliver Walls great grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his parents, wife, daugh-
“Andy” Parsons and wife Jennifer of “Ollie” Dove ter, Beverly Jean (DeAtley) Gibson,
Dunkirk, grandchildren Seth, Addison, nine brothers and sisters, and two
Brynnlee, Jonathan and Thomas and grandchildren.
many close friends. She was preceded The family will receive friends on
in death by her mother and brother Wil- Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Rausch
liam Bradford. Funeral Home, Lusby, MD from 12:30
Funeral arrangements were made by pm until time of funeral services at 2
Rausch Funeral Home. pm. Interment will be at the MD Vet-
Center. He was born on April 13, 1919 erans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD at a
in Carbon Hill, AL to the late Eula Ann
Gloria Jean Hampton (Tucker) DeAtley and Norman Price
later date. The family asks for contri-
butions to be made to the American
DeAtley. He was the loving husband Legion Post 274, Lusby, MD and / or
to Dorothy Marion (Gartner) DeAtley Calvert Hospice.
whom he married on July 4, 1939 in the To leave the family a condolence
9th Street Christian Church, NE, Wash- please visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.
ington, DC and she preceded him in com.
death on October 27, 1989.
Skeeter attended Eastern High
School and went on to serve his country
honorably with the United States Army
Oliver Walls “Ollie” Dove, 56, of
Newburg, MD passed away January
11, 2019 at George Washington Univer-
sity Hospital in D.C. He was born June Visit the OASIS,
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Gloria Jean Hampton, 86, of North
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sure time Ollie enjoyed travel, fishing,
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Dove of ME. He was preceded in death
Heights area. Mr. Hampton passed away
by his mother Emma M. “Dolly” Dove
in 1982 and Gloria supported her family
and a brother Benjamin L. Dove.
working for Naval Intelligence and at
Funeral arrangements were made by
the Census Bureau until her retirement.
Rausch Funeral Home.
She moved to North Beach in 1995, and
became an active member at St. Antho-
ny’s Church where she served on the be- Alvin E. “Skeeter”
reavement committee. She was active at
the North Beach Senor Center enjoying DeAtley REMEMBRANCES
line dancing, card games, and socializ- Alvin E. “Skeeter” DeAtley, 99 of IN PRINT & ONLINE
ing with friends. She also enjoyed the Lusby, MD passed away peacefully on
beach, cooking, and spending time with January 15, 2019 at Solomons Nursing
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5:00 – 8:00 PM and Friday through March 11. Registration required.


UPCOMING A special Annmarie After Hours in our giant Com- Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation at
munal Coloring Tent! Complimentary appetizers. $5. 410-535-1600, ext. 8210.
Summer Camp Adults only, 21 and over. No reservation. 410-326-4640.
It’s not too early to register now for Calvert County www.annmariegarden.org
Parks and Recreation weekly camps in June and July!! Tuesday, January 29
Register: online webtrac.co.cal.md.us. Phone: 410- Chef’s Choice Dinner
535-1600 x2649. Walk-in Main Office of any Commu- American Legion, Chesapeake Beach Jump Around
nity Center. 5:30 to 7:00 PM Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach 
Informal dinner in the lower level dining room. $12 10:00-10:45 AM
Chesapeake Beach Water Park includes side, salad, and beverage. Public Welcome. Many inflatables to play on. Ages 2-5. Call 410-
Now taking sign-ups for orientations for all Positions 410-257-9878. www.ALpost206.org 535-1600 ext. 8210 and reference Activity # 310107 to
for 2019 Summer Season.  Age 14 and up. To sign up register.
for the Orientation for the position of your choice visit:
info@chesapeakebeachmd.gov. Saturday, January 26 Transit Transfer Station
County Commissioners Hearing Room, 2nd Floor,
Hand Knitting Scarf Workshop Courthouse, 175 Main St., Prince Frederick
ONGOING Thursday’s Bar & Grill, 1751 Horace Ward Rd., 10:30 AM
Owings The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners
“On Watch” Memorial Statue 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM will hold a Public Hearing to consider and receive com-
The Calvert County Department of General Ser- Learn to hand knit a very easy 6” x 60” scarf; both ments on the proposed site of the new Transit Transfer
vices is coordinating the annual “On Watch” memo- classic and infinity styles are available! $50/person in- Station site, located at parcel 769 on Armory Road in
rial brick campaign through April 30. The public cludes all materials! Food and beverages not included. Prince Frederick. 410-535-1600 x2360.
may purchase bricks ($100/ea., tax deductible) to Space is limited. Registration is final. No refunds.
memorialize those who served our country during www.beachknitdesigns.com National Puzzle Day
World War II. They will be placed at the Veterans Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach 
Patio, located at the World War II “On Watch” Me- Annual Chili Bowl Cook-Off 4:00 – 7:00 PM
morial Statue in Dowell. Learn more: Melinda Don- Middleham & St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 10210 Join other enigmatologists and puzzle enthusiasts
nelly at 410-535-1600, ext. 2565. Applications for HG Trueman Road, Lusby to enjoy different kinds of puzzles. Also, anyone who
memorial bricks: www.calvertcountymd.gov/onwatch 5:00 - 7:00 PM would like to donate puzzles and puzzle toys (in new or
Bring a pot of your secret recipe chili to share - any good) will be entered to win a prize.
Impacted by the Government Shutdown?   kind. Prizes awarded. Bread, condiments, salad, bever- 410-535-1600, x8210
Will a few free groceries help during this time of ages, and ice cream provided. Do not need to bring chili
not receiving a paycheck?  The Ladies of Charity Food to join this fun gathering of great food and fellowship. Bingo
Pantry (8823 Dayton Avenue, North Beach) are here All are welcome. North Beach Volunteer Fire Dept., Chesapeake
to help you through such emergency situations.  Our Beach
Pantry hours are every Tuesday from 12:00 to 2:00 Acoustic Music 7:30 PM
PM. Clients receive food regardless of income.  Please American Legion, Chesapeake Beach Doors open at 5:00. $1,000 jackpot. $8/person. Food
call us at 410-286-7086 if you are unable to be served 7:00 – 11:00 PM and drink for purchase. 301-855-0520.
during regular hours. For your listening pleasure in the Lower Level
Lounge hear acoustic music by Ross Crampton. Public
Calvert Marine Museum Closed Welcome. 410-257-9878. www.ALpost206.org Wednesday, January 30
The Calvert Marine Museum and Museum Store, Sol-
omons, is closed January and February for renovations. US Air Force Band Concert
Sunday, January 27 Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way
Bayside History Museum 7:00 - 8:00 PM
4025 4th St. & Dayton Ave., North Beach Progress and Challenges in Our Schools “Max Impact” will rock the library with popular,
1:00 – 4:00 PM, Sat. & Sun. Patuxent High School, 12485 Southern Connector rock, Americana, country and more! Free concert! 410-
Visit the Chesapeake Beach Amusement Park, North Blvd., Lusby 535-0291 or 301-855-1862. CalvertLibrary.info.
Beach Fire Department history, natural history of the 2:00 -5:00 PM
Chesapeake Bay region and the War of 1812. Free. The Big Conversation Partnership for Dismantling
  Racism & Privilege in Southern Maryland invites you Thursday, January 31
to attend a panel and community-wide civil conversa-
Friday, January 25 tion regarding perceived and actual needs and chal- Behind-the-Scenes MAC Lab Tours
lenges in the public schools of Southern Maryland. 410-
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, 10515 Mackall
Winter Greens 326-4948 or email at bigconmsp@gmail.com. Road, St. Leonard
Gatewood Preserve, 2800 Grays Road, Prince 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Frederick Guided tour of the Maryland Archaeological 
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Monday, January 28 Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab), a state-of-the-
Learn to identify evergreen plants. Explore the for- art facility that houses over 8 million artifacts, includ-
ests in search of ferns, herbaceous plants, and trees that Walk With Ease Program ing  collections from every county in Maryland. Get
are green in the winter. Ages 13-Adult. $8. Register/ Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach  up close and personal with our conservators and our
directions. 410-535-5327. www.calvertparks.org 10:00-11:30 AM collections. Reservations: Ed Chaney 410-586-8554 or
Free evidence-based weekly walking program pro- email: ed.chaney@maryland.gov. Visit www.jefpat.org
Tent of Many Colors vides information about managing arthritis, basic
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center stretching and walking. Sessions Monday, Wednesday
13470 Dowell Rd., Solomons
Thursday, January 24, 2019 The Calvert County Times Calendars 21

Events
YoungatHeart
For more information & to register for events visit http://calvertlibrary.info
cation from College of Southern Mary-
Thursday, Janaury 24 land, Calvert County Family Network
JobSource Mobile Career Center. and HITTS (Helping Inmates Transition
1:00-3:00pm. Stop by to visit the Job- to Society). No cost. Calvert Library
Source Mobile Career Center for your Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-
job search needs! Get job counseling and 535-0291 or 301-855-1862. By Office of Aging Staff
résumé help, search for jobs and connect
ments, debtor and consumer prob-
with Southern Maryland JobSource. No Calvert Eats Local Winter Potluck. AARP Tax-Aide Program lems, advance directives, and ten-
registration. Calvert Library Southern 7:00-8:30pm. Join Calvert Eats Local in Certified Tax-Aide Counselors
Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, a giant potluck celebrating local food. ant issues. Appointments are taken
will be available Monday, Febru-
Solomons, 410-326-5289. Bragging rights to those who bring the between 1 and 3 p.m. at the Calvert
ary 4 through Friday, April 12, 2019
dishes with the lowest # of “food miles.” Pines Senior Center. 410-535-4606.
to prepare individual federal and
Drop in, hang out at Southern Branch - Bring your plate, utensils, cup and nap- state tax returns at no cost or low-
Super Moon! 6:00-8:00pm. Need a place kin for a truly green experience! Please to-moderate income senior citizens Calvert Pines Senior
to meet up with your friends (or meet new register. Calvert Library Prince Freder- aged 50-plus. You do not have to be Center (CPSC)
ones)? Come hang out, Calvert Library ick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or an AARP member. All individuals Join in on the fun as we paint a ce-
Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman 301-855-1862. on the return must be present and ramic piggy bank to keep or give as a
Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289. provide identification (SSN card gift, Wednesday, January 30, 10 a.m.

Building Bridges. 7:00-8:00pm. For


Tuesday, Janaury 29 and photo ID). Senior centers will Be sure to wear your favorite team
attire as we relive famous Super
begin taking calls Monday, January
parents and their children with differ- Flying Needles. 6:00-9:00pm. Knit- 28. Please call for more information. Bowl moments, Friday, February 1,
ing abilities to get together and interact ting, crocheting and portable craft- Calvert Pines, 410-535-4606, North 11:15 a.m.
with toys, books and technology. This ing group open to anyone wanting Beach, 410-257-2549, Southern
month: Lego We Do. Please regis- to join in and share talents, crafting Pines, 410-586-2748. North Beach Senior Center
ter. Calvert Library Fairview Branch, time or learn a new skill. No registra- (NBSC)
Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings, tion. Calvert Library Southern Branch, Office on Aging Spread the joy as we paint Kind-
410-257-2101. 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons,
410-326-5289.
Snow Policy ness Rocks, Wednesday, February 6,
If the Calvert County Courthouse 11 a.m. Share one with a friend who
Friday, Janaury 25 is open, the Office on Aging (OOA) needs inspiration.
On Pins & Needles. 1:00-4:00pm.
Wednesday, Janaury 29 will be open. Check the Calvert Instructor Suzanne Shelden will
US Air Force Band Max Impact Con- County Government website to see if provide instructions on painting with
Bring your quilting, needlework, knit- acrylics with our Acrylic Painting
cert. 7:00-8:15pm. The US Air Force county government offices are open.
ting, crocheting, or other project for an Class, Thursday, February 7, 9 a.m.
Premier Rock Band “Max Impact” will Some class
afternoon of conversation and shared – 12 p.m. All levels of experience are
rock the library with popular, rock, instructors have their own snow
creativity. Calvert Library Prince Fred- welcome to join. Fee: $10 per class.
Americana, country and more! Don’t policy, so please check with them to
erick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or Pre-registration required.
miss this free concert! Calvert Library find out about their snow policy. If
301-855-1862.
Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410- Calvert County schools are closed
535-0291 or 301-855-1862. or the Calvert County Government Southern Pines Senior
Saturday, Janaury 26 is delayed, staff prepared meals will Center (SPSC)
Books in Bloom Flower Arrangement Happy Crafternoon! 1:00-1:45pm. be served. If schools have a delayed Join us for our Monthly Movie:
Demo. 10:00-12:00pm. Calvert Garden Children enjoy books and language opening, the advertised meal on the Selma, Thursday, January 31, 1 p.m.,
Club will demonstrate the steps to cre- through short stories and create fun art menu will be served. the true story of how MLK led the
ate a book-inspired flower arrangement. projects using a variety of techniques campaign to secure voting rights.
Use your newly learned floral design and mediums. For 3 to 5 year-olds. Chil- Legal Aid Enjoy a special “Love is in the
skills and sign up to participate in Books dren must be accompanied by an adult. Attorney services are available by Air” Bingo, Thursday, February
in Bloom, March 4-7. Calvert Library Please register. Calvert Library Prince appointment Thursday, February 7 7, 1 p.m. This is a Valentine’s Day
Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410- Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535- for those aged 60-plus regarding SSI, themed game. Wrapped prizes for
535-0291 or 301-855-1862. 0291 or 301-855-1862. benefit denials, disability payments, the winners.
Social Security and SSI overpay-
MakePlayLearn. 2:00-4:00pm. Take
building and creativity to a whole new
Thursday, Janaury 29
level at the library. We provide the space, How to Navigate eMaryland Market-

Eating Together Menu


Legos® and other building materials.. place with Success. 7:00-8:30pm. Cris-
you provide the imagination. Calvert ten Ervin of eMaryland will present the
Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley following: understanding NIGP com-
Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. modity/service codes, searching for bid Potatoes, Green Beans, Kale, Dinner
opportunities, updating the company Monday, January 28 Roll, Mandarin Oranges
profile, eMM resources, and tips and Chicken Parmesan w/Tomato
Monday, Janaury 28 tricks for bidding on county government Sauce over Spaghetti Noodles,
Lawyer in the Library. 12:00-2:00pm. opportunities. Partnership with Calvert Tossed Salad w/Dressing, Green Thursday, January 31
Beans, Italian Bread, Fresh Orange Baked Fish w/Herb & Lemon,
Need help with an expungement? Have County Department of Economic Devel- Seasoned Brown Rice, Tossed Salad
civil legal questions? Meet briefly with opment. Please register. Calvert Library Slices
w/Dressing, Seasoned Tomatoes &
an attorney at the library to get hands on Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-
help. We will also be offering JobSource 535-0291 or 301-855-1862. Tuesday, January 29 Zucchini, Dinner Roll, Pineapple
help with resumes and job searching, Beef Tips in Gravy over Egg
information about treatment, recovery, Shake it out. 10:30-11:00am. Shake It Noodles, Lentil Soup, Winter Friday, February 1
healthy lifestyles, conflict resolution, Out Music and Movement will create a Squash, Dinner Roll, Plums Baked Chicken Leg, Scalloped
youth intervention, vocational training rich environment that promotes social, Potatoes, Carrots, Seasoned Greens,
and more. Partners include SoMD Job- emotional and physical skills. Come
Wednesday, January 30 Dinner Roll, Fruited Jell-O
Meatloaf, Gravy, Mashed
Source, Health Promotions and Healthy join us for some shake’n fun. An adult
Beginnings from Calvert County Health must accompany child. Calvert Library Lunches are served to seniors, aged 60-plus, and their spouses through Title IIIC of
Department, Tri-County Youth Services Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman the Older Americans Act. Suggested donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call:
Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606, North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549,
Bureau, Calvert County Community Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289. or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Lunches are subject to change.
Mediation Center and Adult Basic Edu-
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& G M 58. Fruits
60. Poorly educated
37. Predatory
semiaquatic reptiles
62. Microorganism 38. Cockatoo
63. Depicted 40. The NFL’s big
game (abbr.)
CLUES DOWN 43. Leguminous east
Indian tree
1. Ballplayer’s tool 45. News reporting
2. Hairdo organization
3. From a distance 48. A nemesis of
4. Belt one out Batman
5. Revising a text 50. Legal term
6. More (Spanish) 51. Not all
7. Beloved Spielberg 53. A way to greet
alien 54. Knot in a tree
8. BBQ dish 55. Satisfy
CLUES ACROSS captain 9. Provoke 57. Russian space
33. Baseball stat 10. Within station
1. Sheep sounds
35. Where marine life 12. Canadian flyers 58. A baby’s mealtime
5. Turn up
lives 13. Smugly smile accessory
11. Statements of
36. Heartbeat test 16. Buffalo 59. Stitch together
support
39. Signs on the 17. Lake in the 61. __ and behold
14. Spells
dotted line Kalahari Desert
15. Evildoer
41. Atomic #24 20. Grab
18. One-time baseball
42. Bind securely 22. Rural delivery
stadium staple
19. Activities 44. Swiss Nobel Peace 25. Equally LAST WEEK’S
21. WWII-era US Prize winner 26. It’s PUZZLE SOLUTIONS
46. Fragrant brown sometimes
President
balsam passed
23. Soft, flexible
47. Where you were 27. Citizens who
leather
born are qualified to
24. Proverb
49. Sells a ticket for vote
28. Wish (Hindu)
more than its price 29. Greek letter
29. Injury treatment
52. Where goods are 31. Body part
30. Red Sox ace
presented 34. Boxing result
32. “Deadliest Catch”
56. Jewish salutation 36. Newts

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