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2 The Calvert County Times Thursday, March 14, 2019

CONTENTS United Way of Calvert County President/CEO Kelly Chambers

Southern Maryland Higher Education Center is now the University System of Maryland at Southern

FEATURE12 Maryland

The school board honored the Patuxent High Seahawk makes Men’s All-CAC basketball team.
OBITUARIES 18 School Harlequins.





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County Provides Relief to Furloughed Federal Workers

Hearing Planned on Tax Credit for Some Who Are Disabled
water and sewerage bills which were due
by January 30, 2019. WSD mailed delin-
quent bills the week of February 4th, and
placed hang tags from February 14 —15,
“The WSD, through resolution, pro-
poses to: (1) note the affected customer
status in Utility Billing; (2) place the
customer account on the ‘No Shut-Off
list; and (3) reverse the late payment and
interest charge penalty for the 4th quar-
ter 2018 billing when a customer calls
and identifies themselves as an affected
customer. The affected customer will
have until Friday, May 3, 2019 to pay
their 4th quarter 2018 past due bill with
no interest or penalty imposed.”
The memo went on to describe the
fiscal impact: “As of February 12, 2019,
936 or 17 percent of water and sewerage
customers have past due balances total-
ing $250,590. Five water and sewerage
customers identified themselves as af-
fected customers and requested payment
extensions. As of February 13, 2019,
three of those customers paid in full
while the remaining two have a cumula-
Calvert County Board of County Commissioners tive outstanding balance of $248.”
By Dick Myers go to public hearing. customers”).
Editor State enabling law does not allow the “On December 27, 2018, the WSD
county to specify where the injury oc- billed over 5,400 4th quarter 2018 public
The Calvert County Board of County curred, but County Attorney John Nor-
Commissioners (BOCC) at their March ris said the county policy could limit the
12 meeting took two actions aimed at
helping people in need. They agreed to
go to a public hearing with a proposal to
injury to having occurred in Maryland.
The proposed tax credit is limited to a
maximum of $2,500 and could be trans-
Bowen's Grocery
provide property tax credits to disabled ferred to another property after 10 years
Family Owned & Operated Since 1929
law enforcement officers and rescue but the credit would remain at the previ- The Charm and Quality of the Past with the Convenience and Variety of Today
workers. And, they approved some help ous level. It would extend to a surviving
to federal workers caught in the govern- spouse but would go away if that spouse USDA Choice Beef - Cut To Order!
ment shutdown. Neither of the provisions remarries. “Our Own” Freshly Ground Chuck
is expected to make a big dent in the The public hearing on the proposal
county’s revenue stream. will be scheduled within the next month.
“Our Own” Frozen Hamburger Patties
The devil has been in the details on the All of the options discussed, and any Steaks • Roasting Pigs
property tax credit for disabled workers. other idea will be fair game for discus- Boar’s Head Deli Meats & Cheeses
Originally, staff had presented a propos- sion at that hearing.
al to just cover police officers but based Regarding the relief for persons caught BULK GOODIES
on concerns from the BOCC at a work in the government shutdown, the BOCC Packaged And Ready To Go - Over 100 Choices
session last month, that was modified to unanimously approved the provision • Jelly Beans •
cover rescue workers also. Firefighters outlined in a memo from Hayden: Assorted, Spiced, Licorice, Just Born
have their own plan. “On February 26, 2019, the Board of Double Dipped Chocolate Covered Peanuts
According to a Power Point presenta- Peeps • Speckled Robin Eggs
County Commissioners (BOCC) adopt- Peanut Brittle • Peanut Squares
tion to the BOCC at their March 12 meet- ed Ordinance number 02-19, Ordinance Foil Covered Chocolate Eggs
Foil Covered Peanut Butter Cups Coconut Bonbons
ing from Finance and Budget Director for the Purpose of Empowering the
Jordon Almonds
Tim Hayden, the Maryland Code section Board of County Commissioners to Ap- Nonpareils
being used to provide the credit covers prove Abatement and Deferral of Fees, SWEET MEMORIES CANDY Fudge - 7 Flavors
individual disabled law enforcement of- Fines, and Penalties in Certain Circum- Goetze Caramel Creams • Mary Janes Giant Gumdrops
ficers or rescue workers who have “been stances, which provides a mechanism to Atomic Fireballs • Jawbreakers Gum Fruit Slices • Gumballs
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disabled by an administrative body or affecting its citizens where abatement or
a court of competent jurisdiction autho- deferral of fees, fines and penalties may NO SUGAR ADDED
rized to make such a determination.” be necessary and appropriate. There is
The requirement for total disability an estimated 17 percent of Calvert Coun- AND SUGAR FREE Snack Mixes • Nuts
caused some concern among several of ty citizens employed or contracted by the Cookies • Candies
Dried Fruits
the commissioners, but they were told federal government. GUMMIES
that is current county policy and follows “The Department of Public Works, 20 or More Flavors & Shapes Large Selection
federal guidelines. Water & Sewer Division (WSD) sur-
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4 Local News The Calvert County Times Thursday, March 14, 2019


Concerned Black
EQUIPMENT, TRUCK Women Receive Award
Comptroller Franchot Bestows Honor
5840 Hwy to Heaven Ln, Great Mills, MD 20634
Friday & Saturday
March 22 & 23, 2019 • 8:00 AM


Farm Equipment, Lawn & Garden Equipment, Shop Equipment & Tools, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot poses in front of a portrait of Harriet Elizabeth Brown,
Building Material, Some Restaurant Equipment, Office Furniture, county civil rights leader, with Concerned Black Women of Calvert County President Pamela
Large Amount of, Small Miscellaneous Items!!! Impossible To List! Cousins (l) and co-founder Doris J. Cammack Spencer. The organization was presented the
William Donald Schaefer People Helping People Award.
Nice Selection of Trees, Shrubs, Seasonal Flowers – High Quality
SATURDAY · MARCH 23RD, 2019 · STARTING PROMPTLY AT 8:00 AM By Dick Myers ceremony and she and Spencer accepted
VERY BRIEF LISTING! · IMPOSSIBLE TO LIST! Editor the award and posed with other CBW
Tri, Tandem & Single Axle Dump Trucks, Tandem & Single Axle Road members afterwards. Also in the group
Tractors, Mechanics/Service Trucks, Roll-Off, Hook Lift & Roll Back Trucks, Maryland Comptroller Peter Fran- shot were elected officials in attendance:
Support Trucks & Vehicles, Trailers, Cars, Vans & Pickups to 2016 Model chot presented his 2019 William Donald Commissioner Steve Weems, State’s At-
Schaefer People Helping People Award torney Andrew Rappaport and Register
Year, Motorcycle, ATVs, 4-Wheelers, Hydraulic Excavators Including Mini,
in Calvert County on March 11 to Con- of Wills Margaret Phipps. Gov. Larry
Crawler Dozers & Loaders, Compaction & Paving, Rubber Tire Loaders cerned Black Women (CBW) of Calvert Hogan’s Southern Maryland representa-
& Loader Backhoes, Skid Loaders & Attachments, Telescopic & Straight County. tive Gretchen Hardman also attended.
Mast Forklifts, Man Lifts & Working Platforms, Motor Graders & Scraper, In the notice announcing the award, Franchot, a Democrat, noted Repub-
Miscellaneous Contractors Equipment, Farm, Industrial & Compact Franchot said, “CBW has worked dili- lican Hogan’s sympathetic support pf
Tractors, Farm Machinery (Some Selling On Friday) gently to address issues facing African Franchot over the recent legislative in-
Let us show you how we can market your equipment and trucks to maximize the American families including educa- dicatives to strip him of some of his
price that you receive at auction. Whether you have one piece of equipment or a tion, health, and economic empower- power. He said in the late 1960’s, a con-
complete fleet, contact us now for further information. ment, improving the overall quality of stitutional amendment was advanced to
life in their communities.” change the comptroller’s position, along
Check out Our Website  Franchot made the presentation at the with register of wills and court clerk,
for more Details, Listing & Photos! Harriet Elizabeth Brown Community into appointed positions. He said that
Center to a crowd that packed into the was overwhelmingly defeated.
EARLY CONSIGNMENTS WILL RECEIVE MAXIMUM facility meeting room. “Women are the Schaefer, in addition to being Balti-
ADVERTISING COVERAGE! TO CONSIGN IN THIS MAJOR future of this great country,” Franchot more mayor and governor, was comp-
AUCTION CONTACT THE LOCAL POINT OF CONTACT/AUCTION said, observing his deputy, Sharonne troller later in his life. “He really cared
Bonardi was in the audience. She is the about the little guys,” Franchot said of
MANAGER RONNIE FARRELL AT 301-904-3402 first African-American woman to hold Schaefer in explaining why he is pre-
that position. senting the annual awards in Schaefer’s
Franchot has taken up the tradition of honor.
the legendary comptroller Louis Gold- Also, during the ceremony, CBW Vice
stein of Calvert of handing out souvenir President Inez Claggett, recently ap-
commemorative coins. He presented pointed to the school board, presented
two, to CBW co-founder Doris J. Cam- a history of the organization since its
mack Spencer and Malcolm Funn, the founding by 19 original members in
widower of co-founder Annette Funn. 2004.
Current CBW President Pamela Cous-
ins, also a school board member, led the
Thursday, March 14, 2019 The Calvert County Times Local News 5

Teachers View Time as a Barrier

School Board Discusses Issue
Railway Museum
By Dick Myers ing planning time.
“This (learning focused) is being
Slated for Renovation
Old School Eyed for Collection Storage
rolled out with the clear intention that
The Calvert County Board of Edu- it will be the foundation of every class-
cation periodically has been receiving room,” Curry said. It is in line with the
updates on progress towards achieving
By Dick Myers and used as a Head
new state assessment standards.
the goals of the school system’s strate-
Editor Start Center from 1975
Teachers have been complaining re-
gic plan. At their March 7 meeting they - 2012; it has been va-
cently about the additional time burdens
The Calvert County Board of County cant since. In order to
received an update on the Student Out- placed on them. School Board President
Commissioners (BOCC) has approved ap- make it suitable for
comes goal, which includes promoting Dawn Balinski said several teachers
plying for a matching grant for the renova- collections storage, an
the growth of all students and eliminat- have told her, “It’s just one more thing,”
tion of Chesapeake Beach Railway Muse- investment of approxi-
ing all achievement gaps. about the initiative.
um. The $52,600 grant from the Maryland mately $40,000 is required; this funding
Other parts of the goal include pre- During the presentation the most sig-
Heritage Authority/Maryland Historical has been rolled into the grant request.”
paring students for higher education, nificant barriers to achieving student
Trust includes a request from the county The plans to consolidate those exhibits
enhancing opportunities for high ability outcomes were listed and time was right
for $15,000 as part of the match. into the restored school. Commissioner
learners and expanding digital learning. at the top of the list.
Sherrod Sturrock, director of Calvert Buddy Hance asked if using the school
When it comes to student outcomes Johnson noted that attempts to find
Marine Museum which oversees the rail- would only be temporary during renova-
teacher are usually on the firing line for more time for teachers often lead to giv-
way museum, told the county commission- tion. He was told by Sturrock that the plan
success or failure. ing less time to students. And initiatives
ers at their March 12 meeting that grant re- was to have the school be used permanent-
Assistant Superintendent for Instruc- such as giving students double time for
quest would be made by the Friends of the ly for storage. Hance said that wasn’t his
tion Diane Workman and Director of subjects that they are struggling with
Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. She understanding and it would require more
Secondary School Improvement Susan takes away from time for other subjects.
said, “The Chesapeake Beach Railway work.
Johnson made the presentation, which Balinski wondered if the school board
Museum has been part of Calvert County Hance said he had never visited the old
was filled with pages of initiatives really bore down on the often-voiced
Government since it opened in 1979. Be- school and at least he wanted the opportu-
particularly for teacher professional concern about time, what that initiative
yond routine maintenance, very little has nity to inspect it. After some discussion it
development. would look like.
been done to update the museum’s core ex- was decided, on suggestion from County
One of the initiatives is “learning fo- Curry pointed out that the teachers ne-
hibit. While interesting, the exhibit needs Attorney John Norris, who also said he
cused” instruction in the classroom. gotiated contract calls for a seven-hour
to be streamlined and made relevant to wasn’t aware of that long-range plan, that
Johnson said it was intended to create a day. He said some school systems have
today’s visitors. Last year, we completed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
“common language” so everyone knows eight-hour days. And the state requires
an Interpretive master plan to help address be drawn up between the county and the
what is expected to be learned by stu- that students be in school for 180 days
future directions for the museum. As the Friends of the Chesapeake Bay Railway
dents in each class. The initiative is in yearly in normal six-hour classroom
Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort undergoes massive Museum.
the second year of a three-year rollout, blocks.
expansion and renovation, there is an op- Sturrock agreed but she said the grant
and Johnson said teachers at the end of Balinski observed that in Scandina-
portunity for the museum to, likewise, request with consent from the county
the rollout would be assessed as to how vian countries the time teachers spend
experience a renewal; this effort would re- needed to get in or the funds would be
well they are doing in it. with students is significantly less than
quire moving the staff and collections out lost. On motion from Commissioner Steve
Recently a 45-minute video was re- here, yet those countries have high
of the building.” Weems, the BOCC agreed to proceed with
quired to be watched by all teachers, and achievers.
The plan outlined by Sturrock would the grant request while the MOU was be-
even School Superintendent Dr. Daniel And Curry added, “We still struggle
have the museum close from November ing drawn up.
Curry said he watched it. That 45 min- with time. Everything is important and
2019 through August 2020, but program- Sturrock explained, “Matching grant
utes could have been taken at home and nothing can be given up.”
ming could continue at the Northeast funds will go toward the upgrades needed
the teacher given credit for that time or it
Community Center. The museum nor- in Randle Cliff School. Matching funds
could have been watched at school dur-
mally closes from November through represent a strong coalition of partners

White Sands Road Closed for Repairs

March, so that represents an additional supporting this project: The Friends, The
four months of closure. Town of Chesapeake Beach, a private do-
The shuttered Randal Cliff School is nation from the Rod ‘N’ Reel, in-kind sup-
a key to the transition and also was the port from the Marine Museum personnel
major bone of contention from the com- and Exhibits Department, and this request
missioners about the proposal. Sturrock of $15,000 to the County.”
said, “The Randle Cliff School was built
in 1939 as an African American School. It
was turned over to Calvert County in 1972

The Calvert County Department of pected to be completed within 90 days. 
Public Works is immediately closing a The repairs will not restrict access to
section of Pine Boulevard in Lusby for
90 days due to emergency culvert repairs.
homes, but motorists may need to adjust
their community access points between
The area affected stretches along Pine Saw Mill Road and White Sands Drive. SERVING CALVERT COUNTY
Boulevard from Barnacle Lane to Cathy For information on Calvert County
Court in the White Sands community. Government, visit www.CalvertCoun- ON NEWSSTANDS EVERY
Work will include replacement of a
failed culvert under the roadway. The
approximately $250,000 project is ex-
Press Release from Calvert
County Government
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Higher Ed Center Merges with

State University System

Artist rendering of the proposed third building.

By Guy Leonard ter said. “But there’s still good stable has only been underway for a week, bring a substantial boon to the local
Staff Writer enrollment.” has been smooth. and regional economy by providing a
A regional workforce needs study “I’m very happy with the way things way to take traditionally military tech-
As of March 1 the Southern Mary- USM engaged in showed that along are going,” Anderson said. nology used in drones and other auton-
land Higher Education Center official- with the need for more degreed profes- Dr. Ben Latigo, the interim execu- omous systems and help bring it to the
ly merged with the University System sionals in high technology jobs, there tive director at the center and also the civilian market.
of Maryland (USM). was an urgent need for courses that of- chief academic officer, said the center This fits with the vision of local lead-
The long-awaited merger is a har- fered degrees in health care, business would operate administratively from ers to diversify the county’s economy
binger of not only advanced unmanned and education. the USM’s main campus in Prince away from the defense industry and its
and autonomous systems technology, USM was looking to fill that need George’s County. tightening budgets.
vis-à-vis the planned, new research in taking over at the higher education “Starting today [March 1] USM has But the third building will also allow
building, but of expanded educational center. appointed College Park as the adminis- for the critical expansion of the edu-
opportunities for county residents and “Clearly Southern Maryland is one trative body,” Latigo said. “We are now cation programs available at USMSM,
the rest of Southern Maryland. of the more advanced technology econ- part of the state university system.” Latigo said.
Anthony Foster, Associate Vice omies in the state,” Foster said. “But The Board of Regents at USM will “The third building will provide the
Chancellor for Planning and Account- there’s also demand for more business conduct a search for a new director to space we need,” Latigo said. “Half of
ability for USM, said the transition is degrees, more health care degrees and run USMSM later this year. the space will be for the additional
underway. also for education. Currently, the larger body is ensur- classrooms we need; the other half will
“We need to get a reason- “We are looking at these needs and ing that the financial systems between be for the pure research of unmanned
ably smooth handover,” Fos- trying to match programs to meet the two are merged properly. systems.”
ter told The County Times. “This them.” “The transition will be done in stag- Latigo said the latest addition to the
is not something we usually do.” Another key program USM will pur- es,” Latigo said. “It will be gradual.” USM will be unique.
The regional centers the USM operates sue in the merger are “2 plus 2” pro- The key to making the merger as ef- “All the private institutions will
are of the system’s creation and are not grams or partnering with the College fective and productive as many elected stay,” Latigo said. “It will be the only
from merging with another entity; more of Southern Maryland to bring gradu- leaders, both local and state, as well institution [of the regional centers]
over the universities that already offer ates from that institution to finish out as education officials hope is the au- with a research component.
courses at what will now be known as their degree with USMSM. tonomous systems research facility “This is an exciting time and it will
the University System of Maryland at “That’s the vision,” Foster said. more commonly known as the third be even more exciting with the third
Southern Maryland (USMSM) will Joe Anderson, a member of the building. building; we will be able to attract new
continue to have a home there. Board of Governors at the higher edu- The funding for the third building universities.”
Foster said another of the main aims cation center which is now the Board at USMSM, at least in the engineering The expansion of the USM’s pres-
of USM at the center was to bring en- of Advisors, said the merger promised and planning phase, has been included ence in St. Mary’s is in addition to the
rollment of students back up; it had to bring new and important education- in Gov. Larry Hogan’s capital budget. unmanned air systems center they run
suffered in recent years as a result of al opportunities to Southern Maryland. The engineering funding stands at next to the county’s airport terminal
restrictions in federal funds available “That’s going to be a major focus about $13 million; while the entire on Airport Road.
for defense and civil servant workers over the next few years,” Anderson project could cost about $78 million to The county’s vision is to turn the en-
to continue their education. said. “That’s going to be a big and im- construct. tire area into a technology innovation
Also, the inclusion of hybrid cours- portant change. “We expect approval in the next hub, also known as an airport innova-
es, as well as those taught entirely on- “It’s going to allow a lot of young month,” Latigo said of the third build- tion district with an emphasis on aero-
line, reduced the number of face-to- people, who might not have thought ing. “If the new building is approved, space technology.
face students at the center, Foster said. they would have been able to, to go to we expect to break ground in October.
“The center had been buffeted by college in their own community.” “The third building is key.”
some difficulties in recent years,” Fos- Anderson said the transition, which The research facility is expected to
Thursday, March 14, 2019 The Calvert County Times Local News 7

County Announces New, Expanded Businesses Public Hearing Scheduled for

Staff Recommended Budget
Even though Cal- We Make Kids Smile
vert County may be 540 Main St., Prince Frederick
one of the smallest 410-535-5330
counties in Mary-
land, it is open for EXPANSIONS
businesses of all siz- Bayside Physical Therapy
es. Calvert County 2015 Chaneyville Road, Suite 202,
is home to unique Owings
mom-and-pop spe- 410-401-1980
cialty stores, some
of the nation’s top Fortune 500 compa- Tidewater Dental
nies and everything in between. Join the 10113 Ward Road, Dunkirk
Calvert County Board of County Com- 301-327-3314
missioners and the Calvert County De-
partment of Economic Development in For a full listing of all Calvert County
congratulating the following new and businesses, please visit www.ecalvert.
expanded businesses.   com/businesses. Calvert County is com-
mitted to fostering a dynamic and com- The Calvert County Board of County comments. These written comments
NEW BUSINESSES petitive business climate to ensure eco- Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a must be received by 4:30 p.m., March 18,
Palmetto Services, LLC nomic growth and sustainability. These public hearing Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 2019, and may be submitted by email-
Chesapeake Beach new businesses help stimulate the local to consider and receive comments re- ing
443-532-7660 economy and provide employment op- garding the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 staff or through the U.S. mail to the BOCC
portunities for local residents. recommended budget. at 175 Main St., Prince Frederick, MD
Pinky’s Eatery For information on the Calvert County The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at 20678. 
7995 Solomons Island Road, Owing Department of Economic Development the Calvert Pines Senior Center located Any reasonable accommodation for
443-550-3203 and the many services the county of- at 450 W. Dares Beach Road in Prince persons with disabilities or linguistic
fers the business community, contact the Frederick. Citizens are encouraged to barriers should be requested by contact-
Sweet Melissa’s Cleaning Service department at 410-535-4583 or 301-855- view the proposal in its entirety online at ing the BOCC office at 410-535-1600,
443-744-3522  1880; or by email at the link provided below. ext. 2202.
For additional information, contact the View the 2020 Staff Recommended
Utopia Health Center Press Release from Calvert County Department of Finance Budget here: http://www.calvertcoun-
65 Duke St., Suite 106, Prince Frederick Calvert County Government & Budget at 410-535-1600, ext. 2651 or
301-220-2842 via email at Shon.Bethea@calvertcoun- Individuals who cannot attend Press Release from
the public hearing may submit written Calvert County Government

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8 Cops & Courts The Calvert County Times Thursday, March 14, 2019

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Blotter

During the week of March 4th – March was charged with Malicious Destruction in the area of Hallowing Point Road and
10th deputies of the Calvert County Sher- of Property less than $1,000. On March 7th, 2019 Deputy Bowlan N. Solomons Island Road. During the
iff’s Office responded to 1,625 calls for responded to Taos Trail and Redeye traffic stop, Deputy Mason observed a
service throughout the community. On March 4th, 2019 Deputy Parks re- Road in Lusby for the report of an auto black handgun case in the rear passen-
sponded to the area of Papa John’s in accident. The passenger of the vehicle, ger side floorboard. After confirming
Damaged Property: 19-12773 Prince Frederick for the report of a dis- Daniel James Branham (18), appeared the suspect, Jordan Tyler Parsons (24),
On March 5th, 2019 Deputy Cress re- orderly subject. Upon arrival, Deputy to be under the influ- did not possess a con-
sponded to Chesapeake Beach for the Parks made contact with a person in the ence and admitted to cealed carry permit,
report of damaged property. The com- area who stated a woman was walking taking some pills. A Parsons was asked
plainant advised sometime between the around screaming, yelling, and talking to consented search of to step out of the ve-
hours of 2:00 am 3:00 am on March 5th, herself in the parking lot. Deputy Parks his person revealed hicle. Deputy Ma-
an unknown person(s) threw an object then found Colleen Marie Arnold (34), 7 yellow round pills. son removed the gun
at her vehicle windshield causing dam- laying in the middle of Branham was placed from the case, which
age. The approximate value of damaged the side parking lot of under arrest and trans- was fully loaded with
property is $300. the BB&T Bank who ported to the Calvert County Detention two other loaded magazines. Parsons
appeared to be heavily Center where he was charged with CDS: was placed under arrest and transported
Theft: 19-12585 intoxicated. Deputy Possession not Marijuana. to the Calvert County Detention Cen-
On March 4th, 2019 Deputy Lewis Parks asked Arnold ter where he was charged with Loaded
responded to the Wendy’s restaurant in if she had any con- On March 8th, 2019 Deputy Mason Handgun in Vehicle, Handgun in Ve-
Prince Frederick for the report of a theft. traband on her person and DFC Mohler initiated a traffic stop hicle, and Dangerous Weapon- Conceal.
The victim advised sometime between and she admitted to possessing Subox-

Thursday February 28th and Monday one. Arnold then became disorderly
March 4th, an unknown suspect(s) en- and began to walk away from Deputy
tered the construction site and stole sev- Parks during questioning. Deputy Parks
eral supplies. The estimated value of sto- attempted to detain Arnold and she re-
len items is approximately $3,300. sisted. Arnold was subsequently arrested
and transported to the Emergency Room Legal Notice
Theft: 19-13711 where she was cleared to be transported
On March 9th, 2019 Deputy R. Evans to the Calvert County Detention Center. REQUEST FOR BIDS
responded to the Calvert Tap House lo- Once arriving at the Detention Center, TOWN OF LEONARDTOWN, MARYLAND
cated in Prince Frederick for the report Arnold was formally charged with Dis- TUDOR HALL/DORSEY STREET WELDED
of a theft. The victim advised sometime orderly Conduct and Intoxicated Public STEEL ELEVATED SINGLE PEDESTAL
between the hours of 12:45 am and 1:00 Disturbance. WATER STORAGE TANK RECONDITIONING
am an unknown suspect(s) stole her
The Town of Leonardtown, Maryland is requesting sealed bids from qualified water
purse and the contents inside. Total val- On March 5th, 2019 Detective Mc- storage tank reconditioning contractors for the cleaning and repainting of selected and
ue of stolen items is approximately $130. Court conducted a traffic stop in the area designated areas on the interior “DRY” chamber of their Tudor Hall/Dorsey Street welded
of Traskers Blvd and Route 4. Deputy steel elevated potable water storage single pedestal tank.
Theft: 19-13784 Childress and his K9 partner responded
Specifications and Bid Documents can be obtained from: The Town of Leonardtown,
On March 9th, 2019 Deputy Rediker to the traffic stop and performed a scan
22670 Washington Street, P. O. Box 1, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. Payment for the
responded to Sonoma Lane in Prince of the vehicle which resulted in a posi- Bid Documents is non-refundable and shall be made as follows:
Frederick for the report of a theft from tive alert. A subsequent search of the
vehicle. The victim stated that some- vehicle revealed a small black glove One (1) check for $50.00 made out to The Commissioners of Leonardtown, 22670 Wash-
ington Street, P. O. Box 1, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. Check can be hand delivered
time between the hours of 12:30 am and with 14 small capsules containing sus-
to the Town between the hours of 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday. or sent via US
11:30 am an unknown suspect stole $80 pected a heroin/fentanyl mixture. The Mail. Payment MUST be received before bid package can be picked up or sent out. Bid
in cash and black in color Beats Head- driver, Bryan Edward Seay (29), was packages being sent will be sent via standard US Mail, unless the Express Mail account
phones from their unlocked vehicle. The placed under arrest number of the company requesting the bid package is provided with the payment of the
total estimated value of stolen property and transported to the mailing of the bid package.
is approximately $330. Calvert County De- Bid packages can be reviewed at No Charge at the Leonardtown Town Hall located at
tention Center where 22670 Washington Street, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 between the hours of 8:30 AM
Theft: 19-13963 he was charged with – 4:30 PM Monday – Friday.
On March 10th, 2019 Deputy Ward re- CDS: Possession- Not
Sealed bids will be received until Friday, April 5, 2019 2:30 P.M. local time, at Town
sponded to Smoky Road in Huntingtown Marijuana, and Pos- Hall, 22670 Washington Street, P. O. Box 1, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. Bids re-
for the report of a theft of farm equip- session with Intent to ceived will be opened, read aloud and recorded at that time.
ment. The complainant advised that Distribute Fentanyl/Heroin Mix.
his 15-Foot Field Cultivator was stolen A bid security, bid bond or certified check in the amount of 10 percent (10%) of the Total
Bid Amount shall be submitted with each bid. Bid security/bond/certified check shall be
between the end of February 2019 and On March 5 , 2019 Deputy Ward re-
made payable to The Commissioners of Leonardtown.
March 10th, when it was reported. The sponded to the Giant in Prince Freder-
approximate value of stolen property is ick for a report of a theft. Deputy Ward A Pre-Bid meeting will be held at the Leonardtown Town Hall, 22670 Washington Street,
estimated at $3,000. made contact with the manager who Leonardtown, Maryland 20650, March 21, 2019 @ 10:00 AM local time to permit bid-
ders to discuss the project, Scope of Work, present questions/concerns and then visit the
stated the suspect, Julie Williams (70),
actual tank site. Attendance is NOT mandatory, but is strongly recommended. This will
ARRESTS: walked out of the gro- be the ONLY time the water tank will be open for inspection by the bidders.
cery store with a cart
On March 4th, 2019 Deputy Wilder re- full of unpaid items. Please forward all questions in writing to Leonardtown Water Tank Consultant, Mr.
sponded to the Calvert County Detention Williams walked back Douglas DeClerck, 47 South Broad Street, Hughesville, Pennsylvania 17737 via e-mail: – Questions received before 2:00 PM on Tuesday March 26,
Center for the complaint of destruction into the store with em- 2019 will be answered by Friday, March 29, 2019 @ 3:00 PM. Only written questions
of property. It was revealed that James ployees after being and responses will be binding.
Thomas Lanzi (27), broke a sprinkler questioned. Deputy
head inside of his Ward had the employ- The Town of Leonardtown, Maryland reserves the right, without liability, to accept or
reject any or all bids, waive any and all informalities and to award this bid as it deems is
holding cell causing ee’s ring up the amount of stolen items in the best interest of the Town of Leonardtown. Bids shall remain firm for a period of 90
his jail issued items to from the store which totaled $164.53. days after bid opening.
be destroyed. The to- Williams was placed under arrest and
tal value of damaged transported to the Calvert County De- By Authority:
Laschelle McKay
property is approxi- tention Center where she was charged Town Administrator
mately $250. Lanzi with Theft $100 to $1,500.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 The Calvert County Times In Our Community 9

Fair Draws South County Community

Event Featured Family Resources, Fun
(PAC) sent buses of teachers and staff into Chesapeake
Ranch Estates to hand out school supplies and meet
with residents.
The school board has also allocated supplemental
grants to some schools to help them address discipline
Last year another part of the outreach was started:
Southern Calvert Family Resource Fair and Carnival.
The second annual event was held March 8 at Patuxent
High School, and judging from the attendance and en-
thusiasm of attendees, the idea has become a hit.
Upon entering the vestibule, attendees saw ahead of
them a line of vendors with displays about resources
available to families. To the right, in the gymnasium,
was a room packed with games and activities for the
kids, and in the cafeteria free pizza, snacks and drinks
Keynote speaker Margo Gross (left) used selfies to talk about were handed out. To the left was a drop off point for
keys to success. Maryland Food Bank. The fair included games in the gymnasium

By Dick Myers Throughout the school there were seminars and

lectures on topics such as” Preparing Your Child for and she noted that care is usually taken in the creative
Editor techniques of selfies and so should the same care be
Success,” “Signs of Addiction,” and “How to Motivate
Kids to Step up.” taken to achieve the six selfies of success.
Some schools in southern Calvert County have been “Discipline yourself so others won’t have to,” she
criticized during public comment sessions at school In the auditorium, PAC Vice Principal and life coach
Margo Gross used the popular youth pastime of taking said, observing that self-discipline leads to better aca-
board meetings, particularly over what some parents demic performance, establishes self-control and creates
and teachers perceived as lack of discipline. In re- selfies to talk about “The Six Selfies of Success” – Self
Discipline, Self-Determination, Self-Confidence, Self- focus.
sponse, the schools wanted to be proactive, reaching The key, she said, is “Create structures and routines
out to the community. At the start of the current school Love, Self-Compassion and Self-Reflection.
She asked some volunteers to come up to take selfies, that assist with and celebrate self-discipline! Make
year, elementary school, Patuxent-Appeal Campus
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Continued from page 9

don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
Self-reflection enhances a child’s ability to grow in all
areas of life and creates the foundation for effective
The key: “Allow opportunities for your child to think
things through before adding your view and perspec-
tive, especially after making a mistake.”
Gross presented some statistics to highlight the needs
for selfie success. She said almost half of male students
have a low body image, up to 85 percent of the world’s
population has low self-esteem, social media lowers,
not raises self-esteem, and 80 percent of females have
low body esteem.
She closed with giving 10 ways for parents to facili-
Face painting was a big hit. tate those selfies in their child:
1. Listen- this will tell you what they are thinking
them own it!” and how they are thinking.
Regarding self-determination, she said “You have a 2. Facilitate the practice of self-care
choice, you can either throw in the towel, or use it to 3. Teach them to set boundaries. It’s okay to say,
wipe the sweat from your face.” Self-determination, she “No!”
said, leads to better independence and self-advocacy, 4. Teach them to protect themselves by being mindful
creates children who are more likely to make better of the company they keep.
decisions, builds appreciation for their strengths while Community organizations provided resource information at 5. Teach them how to forgive themselves.
the Soutrhern Calvert Family Resource Fair/Carnival.
acknowledging their weaknesses and increases their 6. Don’t demean them or criticize them in ways that
ability to achieve goals. She said it also develops prob- to deal with adversity, less likely to use drugs or par- diminish dignity.
lem-solving skills and equips children with the tools to ticipate in self-sabotaging behaviors and increases the 7. Don’t compare them to others.
cope with challenges chances of pursuing goals and dreams.” 8. Love them unconditionally and say it.
The key to self-determination, she said: “Don’t jump The key to self-love success, she said: “Make love 9. Help them distinguish between what they wanted
in to assist too soon. It’s okay to struggle. “ unconditional!” and what they needed.
Gross quoted Henry Ford on self-confidence: “If you Self-compassion, Gross said, “builds resiliency, leads 10. Remind them that sometimes in life we have to do
think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” to kindness and compassion for others (empathy) and things we don’t enjoy, to get to places of choice and
The key message to parents on this topic, she said, creates gratitude by refocusing on what’s right.” opportunity.
“Your confidence in them, displayed through words and The key to self-compassion: “Start with you! Model And she added, “Model the above in your own life!”
actions, matters. “ forgiving yourself.”
With self-love, Gross said, everyone is “equipped As to self-reflection, she quoted Anaid Nim: “We

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Firm Selected to Design Enslaved Peoples Memorial

Site to be Located at St. Mary’s College
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is are honored to give all that we have. It is
proud to announce the artist selected to our hope that this work will make the in-
design A Commemorative to Enslaved visible visible and invite deep reflection
Peoples of Southern Maryland is the de- on our future as a community,” stated
sign firm RE:site led by founders Nor- Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee with
man Lee and Shane Allbritton. Quenton Baker of RE:site.
“RE:site’s striking and thought-pro- Lee presented RE:site’s design pro-
voking design truly captures the purpose posal on Feb. 12 to students, faculty, staff
of the commemorative – to acknowledge and community members and received
the existence of slavery in the region and overwhelmingly positive comments and
remember the resilience of the enslaved reviews of the team’s proposed memo-
people,” said Tuajuanda C. Jordan, rial.  Feedback from the design included:
president of St. Mary’s College. “Some “This design and presentation drew
designs attempt to take viewers back to me in, made me think, reflected back-
the past, as if the journey of enslaved wards and projected forward;”
people is simply a relic. RE:site reminds “You are part of the design, not re-
us that this journey exists in both the moved from it, and it is a reminder that
past and the present, ever guiding us to- each of us must be part of the dialogue
ward greater sensitivity, understanding and the way forward;”
and, hopefully, appreciation today and “…a thoughtful, layered project, deep- Design for A Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland
tomorrow.”   ly informed by the local context of the lected three artists to submit design pro- adjacent to the archaeological site area,
“As artists, we are humbled by St. site. It was conceptually broad and nu- posals and present to the campus com- along the path from the planned park-
Mary’s charge to create a memorial anced and, more importantly, the physi- munity and general public. The presen- ing area to the in-development Jamie L.
honoring the enslaved people who once cal expression of those ideas seemed like tations were videotaped and the design Roberts Stadium. This location is about
lived, loved, worked, and resisted on the it would be an effective, multi-faceted vi- proposals posted to the College’s web- 300 feet southeast of the intersection of
college grounds. The past is never dead, sual memorial that would last over time.” site following the presentations, where College Drive and Mattapany Road. 
and history never leaves us. It is a privi- The award of the commission was comments were collected. The selection The memorial project is funded by
lege to be working on a project that at- administered by a selection committee committee considered these comments $500,000 in State of Maryland funds.
tends to those the world has tried to for- composed of College administration, when making its decision.
get, to erase, to bury beneath silence. We faculty, staff, students, and members of The half-acre commemoration site is Press Release from SMCM
owe them our care and our attention and the community. The committee had se-



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12 Feature The Calvert County Times Thursday, March 14, 2019

United Way of Calvert County: Focusing o

By Dick Myers in their family has got cancer and they were working The key focus areas for financial stability are work-
Editor paycheck to paycheck and something traumatic has force readiness, family-sustaining employment and
happened in their life. And this is who our agencies are manageable expenses.
Have you met Alice? No, not the one who owns the working with.” The key focus areas for health are mental health,
restaurant where “You Can Get Anything You Want.” And these working poor are the thrust of what has substance abuse, including the opioid crisis, and
This ALICE (all caps) isn’t even necessarily a woman. been a seismic change in recent years toward needs- accessibility.
This ALICE is an acronym for “Asset Limited, Income based funding instead of providing funding based on The agency is now in the second year of that five-year
Consrained, Employed.” They are the households that an agency’s mission. funding cycle.
earn more than the Federal Poverty Level, but less than Periodically UWCC assesses the needs of the com- For the basic needs annual grants, the key focus ar-
the basic cost of living for the county. That’s known as munity and then funds community partners based on eas are food, emergency shelter and rent and utility
the ALICE Threshold.” those needs. The agency’s annual $150,000 investment assistance.
The ALICE Threshold in Calvert County is $35,316 in local programs goes to one-year basic needs grants Chambers went on to explain: “So we identify the
for a single adult and $82,728 for a family of four. In and five-year Community Impact grants based on three needs and then we do a request for proposals to see how
Maryland 38 percent of employed people fall below the needs categories: education, financial stability and they (non-profit agencies) can address those needs and
ALICE Threshold. In Calvert, the figure is 28 percent. health. then fund them. We do a five-year funding cycle. We’re
ALICE has become the focus of United Way of Cal- “We do a needs assessment every five years and we not just looking to put a band-aid on the problem, but
vert County (UWCC) and many of the partners that collect data from the community through a very elab- to really change the community, so we want to get to
they provide funding to. United Way of Calvert County orate needs assessment. We do focus groups, we do the root cause of what’s happening in the community.”
President/CEO Kelly Chambers said, “This person is surveys, collect all that data, and then we address the Chambers started working at UWCC part-time and
the working poor and we see this every day. At least needs,” Chambers said. The UWCC Board of Directors then became full-time president in 1999. That needs-
a couple times a week we’ll get a phone call from led by Shelly Potts is actively involved in that process. based way of addressing the problems of the commu-
someone who is working, and something traumatic has The key focus areas for education are school readi- nity has occurred locally and in United Way organiza-
happened in their life. They’ve lost a job. Somebody ness, healthy communication and high school success. tions nationwide during her watch.
Chambers said, “Getting at what is causing the
problem and fund that. I think that’s probably what’s
changed most about our organization over the years and
I’m very proud of that. We’ve always done good work
and good things in the community. I think how we’ve
changed over the years is just being more precise about
changing the community and changing what the needs
are in the community. Being very more focused on that.
And, identifying what’s really wrong and what the big-
gest needs are in the community and addressing those.”
Chambers explained about United Way, “it is a
worldwide organization, but every United Way is fund-
ed every year. United Way is an individual nonprofit
run by volunteers in the community and it’s based on
the needs of that community. We do pay dues to use the
(national) organization and its logo and they support us
in making sure that we are run in the right way.”
The roots of UWCC go back almost 40 years to Cal-
vert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant’s then operator Balti-
more Gas & Electric Company, which identified a need
and started assisting their employees in raising money
for organizations like boy and girl scouts and Meals on
Wheels. That first year $5,000 was raised.
The organization incorporated as a non-profit in
1990 has always had a small staff. When Chambers
started there was a full-time director and herself work-
ing part time as an administrative assistant. Today it’s
just Chambers and two newly-hired employees, Direc-
tor of Community Impact Heather Cease and Director
of Operations Christine Michelsen
Chambers has been with UWCC for 27 years. She
had worked for Prince George’s County government
developing a drug program and also in therapeutic
Why did she choose UWCC? She quickly responded,
“Serving people? That’s been my passion. My whole
life is giving back to the people in the community. I
love working with the agencies. I love working with the
community and giving back. And that’s what United
Way is all about, it’s the people and helping in multi-
tudes of different ways because there are so many dif-
ferent agencies that we work with on a regular basis. So,
it’s all about the agencies and helping people. “
In addition to the switch to needs-based funding,
Chambers said there’s been an emphasis on “being ac-
countable to not only the agencies, being accountable
to the donors. I think that’s why people want to give to
United Ways, because they know that their dollars are
being well spent. The donors know that when they give
to United Way that their dollar is going to the agen-
United Way of Calvert County President/CEO Kelly Chambers.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 The Calvert County Times Feature 13

on the Future from a 40-Year Perspective

cies to help people. And our administrative costs are Meanwhile the focus is on the Balloon Festival,
extremely low.”
There are many ways to contribute, Chambers said.
and Chambers said the event requires a huge number
of volunteers. So, if anyone is interested, they can go UWCC Community
“You could just write a check to us and let us decide on the UWCC website, https://www.unitedwaycalvert.
where that money best can be used. They can di- org/ and register to volunteer.
rect it to education, financial stability or health,” she Fundraising has had to take a bigger chunk of the
said. She added, “They can sit with me and we can go staff’s time because the agency has seen a drop-off of
through all of our different areas that we focus on and the employee payroll deduction program, perhaps due The Arc of Southern
I’d be happy to tell them about that. if they want to do to the way younger generations are doing their volun- Maryland
planned giving, we have options for planned giving. If teer work.
they want to designate a specific agency, they can look One way of fact finding for the right giving is on the Barstow Acres
at our list and go, okay, I want to give to that agency. “ UWCC annual Day of Caring in September, in which Children’s Center
The organization also raises money through con- organizations and companies encourage employees to
tributions to employee payroll deduction plans and of participate in a special project, such as working at a Bay Community Support Services
course fundraising. For the past 20 years the biggest food pantry and painting a homeless shelter. Birthright of Prince Frederick
fundraiser has been the annual Mardi Gras, in which At Day of Caring, she said, “They can see firsthand
King and Queen contestants vie for the crown by rais- what the needs are in the community. And once they Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maryland
ing money and tickets were sold to the big event. see that, they get more interested in what’s going on in
Two years ago, UWCC began a Balloon Festival, the community, and then once they get more involved Calvert Animal Welfare League
which has quickly ballooned into their biggest fund- in the community and they see what’s happening, they Calvert Churches Community Food Pantry
raiser. The third festival will be held his summer at get more engaged.”
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. From her unique vantage point, Chambers is im- Calvert Collaborative for Children & Youth
With the large amount of work for such a small staff pressed with the level of volunteerism in the county.
and with comparatively small return, they decided the “There are so many volunteers in our community. I Calvert County Health Department
20th Mardi Gras held two weeks ago would be the last. would say it’s quite high. I would say it’s great,” is her Calvert County Public Schools
She said, “We have a strategic plan that we do on an assessment.
annual basis that guide us and the board approves it. I She said the community would be lost without its Calvert Family Advocates
have an audit done every year and that’s how we move volunteers. “I feel very blessed to be a part of the com-
forward. We’re very strategically focused and which munity. I was asked to speak at Meals on Wheels an- Calvert Hospice
is why Mardi Gras ended this year. That’s part of our nual luncheon this past year, and so many people that Calvert Meals on Wheels
strategic plan to be focused on the future.” I’ve known for so many years were there, and, it was
She thinks people have a melancholy feeling about just a reflection of the same people that give over and Care Net Pregnancy Center of
the dropping of Mardi Gras after 20 years. “I think over and are still around for so many years helping. Southern Maryland
we have to diversify our funding and do new things And it’s just wonderful. That’s what this community is
too. So, there was a little bit of sadness about it, but we all about, giving back. And, that what the United Way Catholic Charities of Archdiocese
had a really great turnout of some of the prior kings is all about. The agencies are just wonderful. It’s about of Washington
and queens and candidates, so that was really nice.” the people. It’s really about the people.”
She added, “There might be a reunion in the future, or Center for Children
something like that. “
Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry
Christmas in April Calvert County
Community Mediation Center of
Calvert County
Community Ministry of Calvert County
East-John Youth Center
End Hunger in Calvert County
Farming 4 Hunger
Friends of Calvert County Seniors
Humane Society of Calvert County
Loving Care Senior Services
Patuxent Habitat for Humanity
Project ECHO
The Promise Resource Center
SOMD Center for Independent Living
SOMD Community Network
SOMD Community Resources
SOMD Tri-County Community Action
Special Olympics Maryland – Calvert County
2019 Mardi Gras King and Queen Ricky Cox and Theresa Kuhns. Cox is a sheriff’s department lieutenant and Kuhns is St. Anthony’s Ladies of Charity
Southern Maryland Association of Realtors government affairs director.
14 Education The Calvert County Times Thursday, March 14, 2019

CSM Announces Spring Break Schedule School Board Honors Patuxent

The College of Southern Maryland
(CSM) will close for spring break at 5
p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, and
High Theater Program
resume normal operating hours on Mon-
day, March 25.
There will be no credit classes held
March 18-22.
Campus bookstores will be open
March 18 and 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. The stores will close March 20-22
and will resume regular hours Monday,
March 25. CSM fitness centers and pools The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will
close for spring break at 5 p.m. on Tuesday,
will also close starting at 5 p.m. on Tues- March 19.
day, March 19.
During spring break, access to the grade for spring full-term classes and
college’s online services will remain the last day to change a credit to an au-
available at through dit or an audit to a credit for spring full-
my.CSMD services. term classes is March 27.
The Kids’ & Teen College summer A complete calendar for CSM is avail-
program online registration will remain able at
open. php. The Board of Education of Calvert “I am extremely proud of these stu-
Spring Mini Session II starts March County Public Schools issued a reso- dents,” said Mr. Price. “They took on a
25. The last day to withdraw without a Press Release from CSM  lution in honor of the Patuxent High difficult challenge and succeeded at the
School Harlequins to recognize their highest level. They had less rehearsal
state championship at the 2019 Mary- time than previous groups because of
land Thespian Festival for their produc- the advanced rehearsal process for the
tion of the first act of Becky’s New Car, spring musical, concerts for their per-
by Stephen Dietz. forming arts classes and obligations for
Directed by Allen Price and student their AP courses. Yet they didn’t flinch
director Destiny Cusic, the Harlequins when we had to have rehearsals starting
have established and maintained a con- at 6PM to avoid other conflicts. I couldn’t
sistent standard of excellence in the ask for a more dedicated group.”
field of theater arts. They will repre- The Patuxent Harlequins are: Selia
sent Maryland at the 2019 International Bizzarro, Haley Cashman, Destiny Cu-
Thespian Festival held in Lincoln, Ne- sic, Kiera Gallagher, Jesse Kern, Am-
braska in June. brea Murphy, Brenna Murray, Jenny
Prompt, Personalized, Professional Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, O’Connor, Mitchell Richman, Maddie
said, “The Harlequins of Patuxent High Rohde, Seth Turner and Morgen Weir.
$10 WALK IN NAIL TRIMS represent the heart and passion for the
arts found here in CCPS. Now they rep- Press Release from CCPS
resent the state.”
25741 Three Notch Rd. • Hollywood MD Two Students Selected as
Undergraduate Research Fellows

opment. Their study also explores how
building a community of practice among
students and faculty at St. Mary’s Col-
lege promotes the development of skills
and knowledge that develop graduates’
OF THE WEEK character.
Funded by the Center for Research
MEET MAY on College-Workforce Transitions of
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the the Wisconsin Center for Education
corner, brimming with four leaf clovers, Research at the University of Wiscon-
leprechauns, and the luck of the Irish! sin, Madison, this program supports re-
We hope to change May’s luck by finding search projects that use ethnographic or
her perfect family! May is 14 pounds of cat
nip loving, thick plush coat wearing kitty! She
(L-R) Professor of Anthropology William mixed methods to address the question,
Roberts, and SMCM students Melody
is very affectionate, playful and just wants to be on your lap. There Raynaud and Daniel Mehaffey
how do anthropology majors prepare for
is a possibility that May kissed the Blarney Stone, as she is vocal and life after college?
can carry on quite a conversation! She is litter box trained, spayed, St. Mary’s College of Maryland an- St. Mary’s College of Maryland is ac-
microchipped, and her vaccinations are all up to date. Please come in thropology students Melody Raynaud credited by the Middle States Commis-
and visit with her today. You “May” get lucky and find that she is the and Daniel Mehaffey have been selected sion on Higher Education through 2024-
perfect cat for you. As our pet of the week, her adoption fee will be as inaugural Undergraduate Research 2025. St. Mary’s College, designated the
waived for qualified adopters. Fellows for the American Anthropologi- Maryland state honors college in 1992, is
The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter is located at 5055 Hallowing Point Road in cal Association. Raynaud and Mehaffey ranked one of the best public liberal arts
Prince Frederick. We are open for adoptions Tuesday through Saturday. are two of only six fellows selected from schools in the nation by U.S. News &
For more information about this week’s Pet of the Week a nationwide pool of applicants. World Report. Approximately 1,600 stu-
or any of our other adoptable pets please check out our With mentor William Roberts, pro- dents attend the college, nestled on the
website or give fessor of anthropology, Raynaud and St. Mary’s River in Southern Maryland.
us a call at 410-535-PETS (7387). Please follow us on our Mehaffey will focus their research on
Facebook Page @ Calvert County Animal Shelter and
answering questions regarding their Press Release from SMCM
Instagram @CalvertCountyAnimalShelter.
experience of navigating career devel-
Co me
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St. Mary’s College Appoints New Schultz Selected to All-CAC First Team
Assistant Varsity Sailing Coach
team race national champi-
onships, received Academic
All-American honors in
2015 and was selected to
All-MAISA honors. Shane
was an active member of the
Student Athletic Advisory
Committee (SAAC) from
2012 – 2015. 
Director of Sailing Bill
Ward is excited to have
Shane working with the
Seahawks, “Al was such a
heady player as an under-
graduate--she studied the
game and will undoubtedly
improve the students’ expe-
rience and performance.” 
Prior to her return to in-
tercollegiate athletics at her
alma mater, Shane worked at
Allianz Asset Management
as an international benefits
specialist. She is looking
forward to returning to St.
Mary’s County and getting
back on the water. Shane
Allison Shane, St. Mary’s College of Maryland assistant states, “I am excited to share Spencer Schultz ‘20 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood
varsity sailing coach. Photo credit: Matthew Cohen
my experiences with the Junior Spencer Schultz represented St. good for third in the conference. Schultz
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is student athletes and also en- Mary’s College of Maryland on the 2019 also paced the Seahawks in rebounds
pleased to announce the appointment courage college hopefuls to come to St. All-Capital Athletic Conference men’s with 7.4 per game and field goal percent-
of Allison Shane as assistant varsity Mary’s College.”  basketball team that was released by the age (59.5), which is the third-best mark
sailing coach. Shane grew up sailing in St. Mary’s College of Maryland is ac- league on Thursday (Feb. 21) morning. in the CAC.
Duxbury, Mass., and taught at Duxbury credited by the Middle States Commis- Schultz was selected to the First Team. Schultz earned back-to-back CAC
Yacht Club and Duxbury Bay Maritime sion on Higher Education through 2024- “Spencer battled through adversity Player of the Week honors on Dec. 17
School (DBMS) for several summers. 2025. St. Mary’s College, designated the with injuries in the past,” Head Men’s and Jan. 4. In addition, the Clear Spring,
Shane graduated with a bachelor of arts Maryland state honors college in 1992, is Basketball Coach, Chris Harney ‘97 Maryland native was named the Decem-
degree from St. Mary’s College in 2015, ranked one of the best public liberal arts said. “It’s great to see all of his hard ber Student-Athlete of the Month at St.
where she majored in public policy and schools in the nation by U.S. News & work pay off with this recognition.” Mary’s College.
competed on the varsity sailing team for World Report. Approximately 1,600 stu- The 6-7 forward led the Seahawks in
all four years. She helped lead the Se- dents attend the college, nestled on the scoring, averaging 17.4 points per game, Press Release from SMCM
ahawks to a second-place finish at the St. Mary’s River in Southern Maryland.

Heavy Rains Have Home Owners and Businesses Talking Flood Insurance
It’s another rainy day in Southern But what many homeowners fail to real- ground, you can be sure that this was to at least minimize the impact a flood
Maryland, and a perfect time to talk ize is that flood insurance should be a happening all over the state even in ar- event could have on you, your family,
about Flood Insurance. consideration even when you fall into a eas nowhere near the coast or a body of and your financial health.
Did you know that 2018 was the wet- low risk flood zone. water. Riverside Farmers is here to help you
test year on record for many areas in It is important to note that home in- Let’s look at Ellicott City for example. with that. We can help you understand
Maryland and Virginia? surance policies do not cover flood Flash floods in May of 2018 devastated your flood risk and offer affordable cov-
Average rainfall in the state of Mary- damages under any circumstance. historic Main Street. Some of the area is erage options that meet your specific
land is typically around 42”, but some Flood insurance coverage is defined in Flood Zone AE, a required coverage needs, regardless of your flood zone.
areas finished out the year with over and regulated by the Federal Govern- area for most lenders, but some of the Take a moment to discover your
66”. That’s nearly 60% more water ment through a program called FEMA. area effected by the flood was defined flood zone here
flooding our roads, collecting in our A flood can be defined as: as Flood Zone X, an area that often re- search#searchresultsanchor or give us
rivers and streams, puddling and even- “A general and temporary condition quires no coverage at all when working a call at 301-842-7587 and our expert
tually pooling in our neighborhoods of partial or complete inundation of nor- with lenders. Its safe to say that some team will be happy to assist!
and yards, leaking into our basements, mally dry land areas from: (1) The over- people from that area, people we know Stay dry out there everyone!
and even opening sinkholes from PAX flow of inland or tidal waters; (2) The and work with, were without coverage Alyssa Schmidt is an agent with
River to Laurel. News stories on flood- unusual and rapid accumulation or run- for flooding and are now paying out of Riverside Farmers Insurance at 22888
ing seemed to pop up with every rain- off of surface waters from any source; pocket to cover the costs of rebuilding Three Notch Road in California, MD.
storm last year, from Mechanicsville (3) Mudslides (i.e., mudflows) which and replacing, after a flooding event that She can be reached at 301-842-7587
to Annapolis, through Ellicott City and are proximately caused by flooding and they never could have predicted. or alyssa.kbobkoskie@farmersagency.
Baltimore. are akin to a river of liquid and flow- The critical takeaway from this is that com
When you first bought your home, ing mud on the surfaces of normally dry Flood Zones do not guarantee the po-
your lender may have talked to you land areas, as when earth is carried by a tential impact for floods or flood dam- By Alyssa Schmidt
about flood zones, and if your home current of water and deposited along the age. As a home or business owner it is Riverside Farmers Insurance
falls into a certain zone you may have path of the current.” your responsibility to carefully evaluate Special to the County Times
been required to obtain flood insurance. And with all this extra water on the the risks and take the steps necessary
Thursday, March 14, 2019 The Calvert County Times Entertainment 17

Historic St. Mary’s City F & GA M E

u n S
Celebrates Maryland Day there
41. Ridicules
43. Allied Powers vs. Central
12. Space station
14. Gene
19. Satisfy 8. Misfire
ney in 1634; explore the reconstructed Powers 23. Livid
45. Produce 9. Amounts of time
Town Center, the place for all govern-
24. It comes after “et”
47. Ancient kingdom near 25. More (Spanish)

ment business in the 1600s; and the St.

Dead Sea
49. Hebrew unit of liquid
26. Electronic data processing
27. Buffer solution to separate
11. The act of perceiving
John’s Site Museum, to examine what
50. Type of sword
28. Primate something visually
archaeology has discovered.  Save time 14. Female sibling
55. “Sin City” actress 29. Scattered
56. Female reproductive cells 34. Evergreen tree

for lunch – Enso Kitchen will be serving

57. Afflicted 35. What engaged couples
59. One point north of will say 15. First
delicious artisan breads and sandwiches
northeast 36. Barbie’s friend
60. Garland 37. Midway between south 18. Sodium
on site.  The Maryland Day ceremony
61. Spiritual leader and southeast
62. Negative 39. A position from which 19. Brother or sister
will take place at the State House (47418
63. Tooth caregiver progress can be made
64. Cheek 40. Showed up 20. Satisfy
Old State House Road) at 1:00 p.m.   CLUES DOWN
41. Insecticide
42. Type of milk
22. The lands of an estate
Keynote speaker Travis Parno, HSMC CLUES ACROSS 17. Type of horse 1. Form of “to be” 44. Verandas
2. A hand has one 45. Annoyingly talkative
23. Antiballistic missile
Director of Research and Collections,
1. Sacred bull (Egyptian 18. Volcanic craters 46. Abba __, Israeli politician
3. Thought

myth.) 20. Type of graph (abbr.)

will discuss the early years of our state

5. One-time European money 21. Supporters 4. Physical body 47. “Heat” director
24. Taxi

5. Removes 48. Plant genus
8. Disfigure 22. North and South are two 51. Swiss river
with “Many People, One Place.”  John
11. Polish city
13. Move quickly on foot
25. Spread
30. Adjusted
6. One who perpetrates
wrongdoing 52. Prejudice
53. Actor Idris
27. Covers the engine
7. Make one
McAllister, President of the Historic country
St. 28. Commentator Coulter
14. Landlocked West African 31. Vietnamese offensive 54. Freedom fighters (slang)
32. Nazi architect 8. Kate and Rooney are two
9. __ Ladd, “Shane” actor 58. Criticize
Mary’s City Foundation board will 29. Mousse
15. Used in aromatherapy 33. Nigerian peoples
The greatest of all time 38. When you hope to get 10. Makes fun of

Flag ceremony participants Tamia Chase, ceive the museum’s highest honor, the 31. Witness
representing the Piscataway Conoy tribe Cross Bottony award, for his years of 32. Unlikely to be
and John Taft Bailey, representing St. Mary’s service to the institution.   Music for the forgotten
Countyat Maryland Day flag ceremony 2018
ceremony will be provided by the South- 33. Bar bill
Celebrate Maryland in the place ern Maryland Youth Orchestra and the
Southern Maryland Gospel Choir. The CLUES ACROSS earth 34. Morning
where it all began!  Historic St. Mary’s 35. City south of Moscow
program will close with the Ceremony 1. Employ 39. Herringlike fish
City (HSMC) invites the community to
of the Flags, a perennial crowd-pleaser, 41. No (Scottish) 36. Highly incensed
commemorate the 385th anniversary of 4. Not a starter
the founding on Saturday, March 23 by when children from across Maryland 7. Matchstick game 42. White-breasted N. 37. Intricately decorated
offering free admission for all! present their county colors. 38. Drew closer to
Historic St. Mary’s City is a museum
8. One who receives a gift American auk
Living history sites will be open from 43. American time 39. Beers
10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Plan to visit of living history and archaeology on the 10. One shows highlights 44. Adult female 40. Central China city
the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation to site of Maryland’s first capital in beauti- 12. Open sore 45. Singer Horne 44. Touch lightly
see heritage breed cows, pigs and chick- ful, tidewater Southern Maryland.  For 13. Within 47. Habitual twitching
more information about the museum 14. __ Caesar, comedian 46. Pronouncements
ens and the Woodland Indian Hamlet 48. From a distance
and learn about the people and culture contact the Visitor Center at 240-895- 16. Investment account
that were here before Maryland. Step 4990, 800-SMC-1634, or info@DigsHis- 17. A negatively charged 49. Indian term of respect
on board the Maryland Dove to imag-  ion 50. One from Utah
ine the risk taken on the original jour- 19. Immoral act 51. Never sleeps LAST WEEK’S
52. Type of bulb

Alcohol Awareness Month

21. Lacking in vigor or CLUES DOWN
vitality 1. Hard to believe
25. Partner to flow 2. Used as a pigment
To the Editor: widespread prevalence of underage 26. Ink in painting
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. drinking and the negative conse- 27. “Mad Men” actor 3. Induces vomiting
Founded and sponsored by Facing quences it creates remain a stubborn 29. A taunt
Addiction with the National Council and destructive problem despite de- 4. Fifth note of a
30. Single major scale
on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence cades of efforts to combat it. From 31. A very large body of
(NCADD), this year’s theme is: “Help risky behaviors, failing grades to pos- 5. Written in a
for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.” No sible death, underage drinking is a
water majuscule script
other substance is more widely used challenging issue. 32. A configuration of 6. Brews
by American’s youth than alcohol, There are four areas that have stars as seen from the
making alcoholism and alcohol-re- proven to be effective in prevention of
lated problems the number one health this problem: 1) Curtailing the avail-
problem in the United States. ability of alcohol to those underage;
Calvert County is not immune to 2) Consistent enforcement of existing
the issue of underage drinking. Data laws and regulations regarding alco-
from the 2016 Youth Risk Behavior hol purchase; 3) Changing cultural
Survey conducted by the Center for misconceptions and behaviors about
Disease Control (CDC) indicates that alcohol use through education, and
43.6 percent of 12th grade students, 4) Expanded access to treatment and
42.6 percent of 11th grade students recovery support for adolescents and
and 27.3 percent of 10th graders their families.
drank alcohol at least one day dur- Join us in raising the alarm! Have
ing the 30 days before the survey was a conversation with your teen; don’t
taken. The survey also shows that 72 provide alcohol to those under 21; and
percent of 12th graders, 68 percent of seek out treatment and support ser-
11th graders, 51 percent of 10th grad- vices should you suspect a problem.
ers and 48 percent of 9th graders re- Prevention begins at home so take
ported drinking at least once in their that first step and start a conversation
life. before it’s too late.
Addressing this issue requires a
sustained and cooperative effort be- Sincerely,
tween parents, schools, colleges, com- Debbi Mister, President
munity leaders, and our youth. The CAASA Board of Directors
18 Obituaries The Calvert County Times Thursday, March 14, 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 after noon on Mondays may run in the following week’s edition.

Tamara Lynn Starting at a very young age, and

into her early teens, riding English with
make us smile.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be
“Tammy” Bennet “Moonlight” and competing in many made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
Horse Shows, Equestrian Events and in memory of Tammy.
County Fairs in St. Mary’s County –
with no fear of jumping – Tammy won
many ribbons and trophies. Danny Ray Hensley
But above all, she got immense plea-
sure and happiness just from horseback
riding, having no fear of jumping, even
if “Moonlight” on occasion did. When
he refused, with Tammy encouraging
him on, they glided over hurdles togeth-
er. Both showing so much pride in what
they accomplished in the end.
There was her dog “Ginger”, followed
by “Hunter”, “Bullet”, and “Jake”… And
now there is her beloved “Dexter” - her
“pot belly” pig!
Loved her “Redskins”…Whether they
won or lost!  Calling, texting - “GO
SKINS!” and/or “HTTR”, every game!
That was Tammy!! ily close to his heart, and he loved noth-
She enjoyed many motorcycle adven- ing more than the days the entire family
tures with Danny, loved riding behind would come together.
Tamara Lynn “Tammy” Bennett, age him on the Harley! Scott was preceded in death by his
49, of Woodbridge, VA, passed away Tammy loved the outdoors...loved grandparents Paul and Revena Starr. 
suddenly on Friday, March 1, 2019 at camping, boating, traveling, beaches, He is survived by his mother Lisa Ar-
Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Cen- sunny weather, sunsets...and fell in love nott and his step-father Shaun Arnott, of
ter. Tammy was born on Sunday, April Danny Ray Hensley, 56, of Lothian
with Key West, Florida, where she spent passed away March 9, 2019. He was born British Columbia, Canada and his father,
13, 1969 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leon- time with Danny and her family whenev- Deane Starr and his step-mother, Char-
ardtown, MD. August 30, 1962 in Washington, D.C. to
er she could. “I’m coming to Key West”! Darrell Ray and Laura Mae (Buchanan) lene Leizear, of Lusby, MD.  He also is
 Tammy attended St. Mary’s Ryken Tammy is survived by her husband, survived by his brother Kyle (Barbara)
High School (Class of 87), Leonardtown, Hensley. Danny was raised in Capitol
Daniel Ross “Danny” Bennett, the love Heights and moved to Lothian in 2008. Starr of Lusby, MD and his sister and
MD, participating in track and cross of her life. They married on June 10, twin Shelby Starr Nelson, Best friend
country, graduating from Northern High He was a SAL member of the Ameri-
2010 and have been enjoying a never- can Legion Post 196 in District Heights. Ray Nelson, and nephew Rayden Nelson
School, Owings, MD. ending “honeymoon” together for almost of Summerville, SC, His grandparents
 Tammy was born and raised in St. Danny was a die-hard Washington Red-
9 years now. Tammy is also survived skins and Washington Capitals fan. He Dave and Kathy Duffey, of Hunting-
Mary’s County, Maryland amongst by her loving family: her son, Nathan town, MD and many Uncles, Aunts and
many loving relatives and friends, until enjoyed fishing, having a good time,
Newlove of Woodbridge, VA; father, listening to bluegrass and southern rock cousins.
she graduated and moved to Virginia, Joseph Van Dalsum, Sr. of Fairfax, VA; Visitation will be Thursday, March
pursuing her dental assistant career, music and spending time with his son
mother, Sandra Guy Roy and step-father Darrell and grandson Danny. 14, 2019, 6:15-7 p.m. at Rausch Funeral
and later enjoying spending time with Carl W. Roy II of Owings, MD; brother, Home–Lusby, 20 American Lane, Lus-
family, friends, and her pets.  Tammy’s Danny is survived by his son Darrell
Joseph (Joey) Van Dalsum, Jr., (Kim), Hensley of Lothian, grandson Danny by, MD 20657. A Life Celebration Ser-
passion of gardening  and her “Green nephew, August (Auggie) Van Dalsum, vice will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral
Thumb” was a testament to all the care Hensley, mother Laura Hensley of Salt-
niece, Chloe Van Dalsum of Forest Hill, ville, VA and sisters Carol Albany and home. Inerment will be private.
and love she gave to her plants and flow- MD; step-son, Michael Bennett (Tara) In lieu of flowers, memorial donations
ers, a special part of her life.  Her home husband Tony of Mechanicsville, VA,
and granddaughters, Amanda and Danni Darla Bullard and husband Kenny of can be made to a drug treatment center
and yard are like a “tropical garden and of Dayton, VA.  of your choice or to your local humane
forest” with so many colors and species North Beach, Donna Eckert and husband
Tammy’s smile and spirit were infec- Bobby of Lothian and Drema Hensley of society.
of plants, some even from Hawaii!  tious, so sweet, and always giving of
She always loved animals, espe- Marion, VA. He was preceded in death
cially horses, and her childhood pony,
herself to others.  She will be missed by
many, but memories of her will always
by his father Darrell Hensley and brother Michael Rascon
“Moonlight”. Kenneth Hensley.
Visitation will be Friday, March 15,
2019, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rausch Funer-
al Home-Owings, 8325 Mt. Harmony
Lane, Owings, MD 20736. Funeral ser-
Now Offering... vice will follow at 1 p.m. at the fuberal
home. Interment will be private.
Calvert County’s David “Scott” Starr
ONLY On-site Crematory David “Scott” Starr, 28, of Lusby, MD
passed away on March 9, 2019 in Lusby,
MD.  Scott was born on September 30,
Where Heritage and Life are celebrated. 1990 in Prince Frederick, MD to Deane
Starr of Lusby, MD and Lisa Arnott of
Serving Calvert, Anne Arundel, St. Mary’s, and Prince George’s Counties British Columbia, Canada.
Scott enjoyed fishing, wildlife, gam- Michael Rascon, 88, of Huntingtown,
Lusby Owings Port Republic ing and was an avid fan of the Philadel- MD passed away on March 8, 2019 in
20 American Ln. 8325 Mount Harmony Ln. 4405 Broomes Island Rd. phia Eagles.  Scott loved to socialize and Prince Frederick, MD.
410-326-9400 410-257-6181 410-586-0520 every stranger he met was a friend.  His Memorial contributions may be made
presence alone could light up a room to American Cancer Society, 405 Wil- the second he entered. He held his fam- liams Court, Suite 120, Baltimore, MD
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21220; 800-227-2345; Link: https://
A Memorial Service will be held Sun-
day, March 17 at 11 a.m. at Rausch Fu-
Janice E. Tierno
Funeral arrangements were made by neral Home–Lusby, 20 American Lane,
Rausch Funeral Home. Lusby, MD 20657. Interment will be
Luis Abercio Torres
Nancy Lois Thacker

their family in Hillcrest Heights. Ruth

Janice E. Tierno, 81, of Leonardtown,
was a devoted wife, mother, grandmoth-
MD and formerly of Solomons, MD
er and homemaker. She enjoyed sewing,
passed away on February 7, 2019 at her
reading, and cooking, and loved spend-
ing time with family, especially her
Born September 11, 1937 in Prince
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Frederick, MD, she was the daughter of
Ruth was preceded in death by her
Luis Abercio Torres passed on March Nancy Lois Thacker, 85 of Solomons, the late James B. Bradburn and Oretha
husband, Paul, a brother Robert Acker-
8th, 2019 surrounded by his wife and MD passed away on March 6, 2019, at M. (Wilkes) Bradburn.
man and sister Bettie Griffis. She is sur-
family in Callaway, Maryland. He was the Asbury Health Care Center, Solo- Janice is survived by her children,
vived by daughters Catherine A. Taylor
born on July 16th, 1956 in Peñuelas, mons, MD. Kimberly Venus of Leonardtown, MD,
and husband West of Huntingtown, Pa-
Puerto Rico to Juan and Petra. He was Born December 23, 1933, in Balti- Bonnie Lanz of Fairfield, CA and Mark
tricia D. Branson and husband Rodney
the youngest of six children. He gradu- more, MD, she was the daughter of the Tierno of LaCygne, KS; six grandchil-
of Baker, WV and son Paul Crifasi of
ated from high school and went on to get late William G. Harley and Bertha A. dren; and three great-grandchildren.
Dunkirk. Also surviving are grand-
his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering (Witt) Harley. She married her husband, John A. Tier-
children Angela Martin and Brian and
at the University of Puerto Rico, gradu- Nancy graduated from Eastern High no on July 9, 1955 in Solomons, MD. He
Christopher Branson, and great-grand-
ating in1978. He married his wife Drusy School in 1952.  She enjoyed sewing and preceded her in death on July 15, 2017.
children Erika and Jacob Martin and
Medina in 1979, and moved to the Unit- was an artist. A Memorial Service will be offici-
Makinley Branson.
ed States a few years later. He settled Nancy is survived by her children, ated by Rev. David Beaubien on Satur-
Memorial contributions may be made
in New Jersey, where he spent most of Deborah Sample of WA, Steven Sample day, March 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St.
to Solomons Nursing Center Activi-
his adult life. He and his wife had two of FL and David Sample of WA; and her Aloysius Catholic Church, 22800 Wash-
ties Department, 13325 Dowell Road,
children: Luis Jr. and David. Luis came sister, Betty Jane Peltzer of FL. She was ington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
PO Box 1509, Solomons, MD 20688;
from humble beginnings, but came far in preceded in death by her husbands, John Interment will be on Saturday, March 16,
life. He spent his career in New Jersey H. Coster in January 1989 and Clarence 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Wesley Cemetery,
Funeral arrangements were made by
working as a civilian engineer for the C. Thacker, Sr. in October 2002. Prince Frederick, MD
Rausch Funeral Home.
U.S. Army. Luis’s family meant more to A Life Celebration Service will be Memorial contributions may be made
him than anything. He enjoyed nothing held Friday, March 15, 2019 at 3 p.m. at to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625,
more in the world than spending time Asbury-Solomons , Auditorium, 11100 Leonardtown, MD 20650.
with them and going on fun outings with Asbury Circle, Solomons, MD 20688. Condolences to the family may be
them. He always took an interest in his Burial will be Saturday, March 16 at made at
children’s hobbies. He enjoyed work- 11 Wesley Cemetery, Prince Fred-
ing with his hands, and had an amazing erick, MD.
natural talent at handiwork and repair, Memorial contributions may be
which he passed on to his younger son made to Asbury Solomons Benevo-
David. He passed on his love of chem- lent Care Fund, 11100 Asbury Cir-
istry to his son Luis Jr., who is a me- cle, Solomons, MD 20688; Link:
dicinal chemist. Beyond that, he liked ht t ps://www.t heasbu r yfoundation.
to watch TV, especially sports and home org/donate/ways-to-give/credit-card/
improvement shows. He had a big laugh give-to-asbury-solomons/
that everyone enjoyed. He was laid back, Lynda J. Striegel
kind, loving, strong, brave, and always
knew what to do. He was a Christian Ruth Carol Crifasi REVOCABLE LIVING TRUSTS • BUSINESS LAW
man whose faith and spirituality was im- WILLS • PROBATE ADMINISTRATION
Ruth Carol Crifasi, 91, of Dunkirk
portant to him. Luis is survived by his passed away March 5, 2019 at Solomons
beloved wife Drusy Torres, son Luis E. Nursing Center. She was born February SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS FOR DISABLED INDIVIDUALS
Torres and wife Katie Torres of Boston, 28, 1928 in Washington, D.C. to Hor- Lyn speaks to many groups regarding Estate Planning & would
MA, son David Torres and wife Bonnie ace Evert and Anna (Gaffney) Acker- be happy to speak to yours. Lyn also offers complimentary
Torres, and their children Isabelle and man. She was raised in Silver Spring,
Benjamin. He is also survived by sib- Estate Planning Classes the Third Wednesday of Each Month
Maryland and graduated from Calvin at 11AM at 8906 Bay Avenue • North Beach, MD 20714.
lings Irma, Raúl, Ismael, and Adela. He Coolidge High School in Washington in
was very loved and will be missed, but is 1946. Ruth married Paul B. Crifasi on 301-855-2246 •
at peace in Heaven now. June 2, 1948 and they lived and raised
20 Calendars The Calvert County Times Thursday, March 14, 2019

Community Calendar
To submit your event listing to go in our Community Calendar, please email with the listing details by 12 p.m. on the Monday prior to our Thursday publication.

Salmon Dinner
ONGOING American Legion Post 206, Chesapeake Beach Tuesday, March 19
Broad Perspective 5:30 - 7:00 PM Steak Dinner
A Photographers’ Show. Eclectic styles and visions! This Famous Lent Delight is hosted by the American American Legion Post 206, Chesapeake Beach
A symphony of nature, Americana, wildlife, abstracts, Legion Auxiliary Stallings-Williams Post 206 in the 5:30 - 7:00 PM
and digital photographic art. Show runs through April lower level dining room. $15 includes sides and bever- Order your steak directly from the Grill-Master and
7. Wed-Sun, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. calvART Gallery, age. Public invited. 410-257-9878 get what you order. $17 includes sides, salad, beverage,
Prince Frederick Shopping Center. 410-535-9252 and roll. Public welcome. 410-257-9878. www.AL-
Celtic Circle
March Madness North Beach Community Center, 4th St. & Dayton
Newly redesigned gallery featuring artists’ works that Ave., North Beach Public Hearing
highlight March -- fierce and calm! Show runs through 7:00 - 9:00 PM Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 West Dares Beach
March 31. ArtWorks@7th, 8905 Chesapeake Ave., North In Honor of St. Patrick! Enjoy traditional music, sto- Road, Prince Frederick
Beach. 410-286-5278 ries, history and Irish nibbles. Wear your green! Join in 7:00 PM
singing the ballads to St. Patrick and our Irish ancestors! The Calvert County Board of County Commission-
Rise Up! Slante’! Sponsored by the Celtic Society of Southern ers hold a Public Hearing to consider and receive com-
A Teen Art Exhibit showcasing the talent, creativity Maryland. Alcohol free. Free to all ages! Families wel- ments on the FY 2020 Staff Recommended Operating
and perspective of today’s teens. Exhibit runs through come! Info, email Jackie at and Capital Improvement Budget. There is a limit of 2
April 14. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, minutes for individuals and 5 minutes for group repre-
Dowell Rd., Solomons. sentatives. 410-535-1600 ext. 2651
Saturday, March 16
Community Shredding Event
UPCOMING North Beach Fire Department Wednesday, March 20
Tribute to Nat King Cole 8:00 AM - Noon Dinner
Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons Get ready for Spring, and get rid of old paperwork! Union Church 8912 Chesapeake Ave.,North Beach
Friday, March 22, 7:00 PM The Town of Chesapeake Beach, Town of North Beach (next to Town Hall)
Maritime Performance Series: Karen Lovejoy and and the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department are 5:00 - 6:30 PM
The Lovejoy Group highlight the music, the man, and holding a Community Shredding North Beach Fire The Youth Bible Study Group serve a complimentary
his influence on jazz. $20 online and $25 at the door. DepartmentEvent at the North Beach Fire Department. dinner. All are welcome to attend. 410-257-3555. www.
Purchase the entire series $80. 410-326-2042. This is a resident-only event.
Calvert Photo Club
Tri-County Job & Career Fair College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Thursday, March 21
College of Southern Maryland, Center for Business 10:00 AM - Noon
“Travel Photography – A Sense of Place” Guest Fly a Kite
and Industry (BI), La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell
Speaker: Rich Isaacman, VP Digital Photo Club An- Hallowing Point Park, Prince Frederick
Road, La Plata
napolis. Free. Public Welcome. 410-257-5453. calvert- 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Tuesday, April 9, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Bring your kite and watch it soar in the beautiful blue
Register Now!!! Registration is open until March 26.
sky (weather permitting). Don’t forget your camera. Career Services, 301-934-7569
Horsemanship Badge Days
Freedom Hill Horse Rescue, 7940 Flint Hill Road, NARFE Chapter 1466 Meeting
Calvert County Public Library, Prince Frederick
Thursday, March 14 Owings
1:00 PM
12:00 - 2:00 PM
TBT Zumba Gold-Toning Program aims to meet certain requirements of Girl The National Active and Retired Federal Employees
Sunderland Elementary School Scout and Boy Scout badges. Groups and individuals Association special event, co-sponsored with the library
7:00 - 8:00 PM age 5-18 are welcome! Experience the world of horses and the Calvert County Historical Society. Presentation
The class will focus on muscle conditioning, balance, and their gentle nature. Tour the farm and a riding dem- by guest Harry Stein, Senator Van Holland’s policy advi-
range of motion and coordination -all in a party atmo- onstration. Capacity 12 per session. $15 RSVP required, sor for federal employment, labor, budget, and tax issues.
sphere. Register: Calvert County Parks & Recreation Upcoming dates for Non-members and guests are welcome. 410-586-1441
410-535-1600 x8200. Horsemanship Days: May 11 and July 13.
Night at the Museum: For Young Professionals
Texas Hold ‘em Tourney & Cash Games Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons
Friday, March 15 4120 Old Town Road, Huntingtown 5:30 - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM An evening of meeting and greeting, exploration
Doors open at 6:00. Buy in $80; early registration be- and discovery hosted by Calvert Marine Museum, The
Nest Box Monitoring
fore 6:45 extra chips. Food, beer and sodas included. Patuxent Partnership, NextGen Professionals, the Young
Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
Professionals Group of Charles County, Calvert Cham-
9:00 - 11:00 AM
ber Young Professionals Network, and Pax River Pro-
Volunteers trek around the park to learn nest box loca-
fessional Development Council. Free. Pre-registration
tions and prepare them for the season. A 1.5 mile hike Sunday, March 17 strongly encouraged. 410-326-2042. www.calvert-
over moderate terrain. 410-586-1477. St. Patrick’s Day
Beware the Ides of March
Harlem Wizards/PHS Band Fundraiser
Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett
Ave., Chesapeake Beach
Monday, March 18 Patuxent High School, 12485 Southern Connector
Firehouse Zumba Gold-Toning Blvd. Lusby
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Dunkirk Firehouse, Ward Road 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Movie marathon, ancient Roman trivia and more!
6:30 - 7:30 PM The world-famous Harlem Wizards will play a game
Dress in ancient Roman garb to win a prize. Free. 410-
If you love to dance, this is the fitness class for you. All against a team of Southern Calvert County administra-
535-1600 ext. 8210
fitness levels welcome; no experience necessary. Drop in tors and teachers. Proceeds will benefit the PHS Band
$5. Active duty first responders free. 301-520-2338 Program. Tickets on line:
draising.html or at the door.
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For more information & to register for events visit

Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Thursday, March 14
S.T.E.A.M. PUNKS: Virtual Visions. Manga Creator’s Night. 7:00-8:30pm.
6:30-7:30pm. Question, Discover and Teen and tween fans of Japanese comics
Explore! Experience reality like you and anime are invited to come, draw and By Office of Aging Staff
never have before: with our Google catch up with other enthusiasts! Meetings
Expeditions VR! For adventurers in are 3rd Mondays (except for October) AARP Tax-Aide Program
grades 1 - 7. We now have text remind- from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Text @tbmanga to Certified Tax-Aide Counselors Calvert Pines Senior
ers. If you would like to get reminders 81010 to sign up for text messag Please will be available Monday, Febru- Center (CPSC)
about certain special events for this register. Calvert Library Twin Beaches ary 4 through Friday, April 12, 2019 The Calvert Mobile Health Unit
class, text @steampnkso to the number Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake to prepare individual federal and will be here Monday, March 18,
81010. Please register. Calvert Library Beach, 410-257-2411. state tax returns at no cost or low- 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. for Mobile Health
Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman to-moderate income senior citizens Monday’s. Have your blood pres-
aged 50-plus. You do not have to be
Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289. http://
Tuesday, March 19 an AARP member. All individuals
sure checked and medical questions
Tweens Take it Apart Workshop. on the return must be present and Start your morning off right by en-
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support. 6:30-8:00pm. Grab some tools and take provide identification (SSN card and joying a Continental Breakfast with
7:00-8:30pm. Get tips and support from apart some old electronics! Please reg- photo ID). Senior centers will begin Vanilla Lattes to celebrate National
other caregivers. Facilitated by Jean- ister. Calvert Library Prince Freder- taking calls Monday, January 28. Nutrition Month, Thursday, March
nette Findley & JC Hooker. Please reg- ick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or Please call for more information. 21, 9 a.m. Pre-registration required.
ister. Calvert Library Prince Freder- 301-855-1862. Calvert Pines, 410-535-4606, North
ick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or Beach, 410-257-2549, Southern North Beach Senior Center
301-855-1862. Book Discussion- (Mamma Lucia’s). Pines, 410-586-2748. (NBSC)
7:00-8:30pm. A Gentleman in Moscow The AARP Driver Safety Class
Friday, March 15 by Amor Towles. The wealthy Count Al- Legal Aid will be held Thursday, March 21,
exander Rostov lives under house arrest Attorney services are available by 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The fee for a class
On Pins & Needles. 1:00-4:00pm. at The Metropol, the grand Moscow ho- appointment for those aged 60-plus is $15/AARP members, $20/non-
Bring your quilting, needlework, knit- tel, for a poem the Bolsheviks found in- regarding SSI, benefit denials, dis- members. Members must show their
ting, crocheting, or other project for an cendiary. Enjoy his amusing adventures ability payments, Social Security AARP cards. Call to pre-register.
afternoon of conversation and shared with Nina, a precocious young girl with and SSI overpayments, debtor and Let your creative juices flow mak-
creativity. Calvert Library Prince Fred- the keys to the hotel. Dinner at Mama consumer problems, advance direc- ing beautiful creations of art from
erick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or Lucia’s at 6pm. Discussion at 7pm. Cal- tives, and tenant issues. A Legal Aid everyday recycled objects, remem-
301-855-1862. vert Library Prince Frederick at Mamma attorney rotates on a schedule be- bering to reduce, reuse and recycle
Lucia’s, Prince Frederick, 410-535-0291 tween the three senior centers. Call with Krafting with Karla, Thursday,
Saturday, March 16 or 301-855-1862. the specific center for an appoint- March 21, 10 a.m. Fee: $5 per-person.
ment. Appointments are taken be-
Garden Smarter: Peaches, Paw-
paws, Pomegranates, and More. 10:00- Wednesday, March 20 tween 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Thursday, Southern Pines Senior
March 7 at Southern Pines Senior
11:30am. Learn the basics on how to Revisiting the Founding Era. 7:00- Center and Thursday, April 11 at Center (SPSC)
grow and care for a variety of fruit trees 8:30pm. Final event in the series. Come If you have been diagnosed with
Calvert Pines Senior Center.
and shrubs, some of which you may not prepared for debate, readers’ theater, colorectal cancer or have general
have considered for your yard. Examples battle rap or whatever way you’d like questions regarding the subject, join
of fruiting plants will be included. Cal- to bring history to life and to connect
Living Well with Diabetes us for our Colon Cancer Presenta-
The Calvert County Office on Ag- tion, Thursday, March 21, 12:45 p.m.
vert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Cost- it to today’s world. Use Revisiting the
ing will host a Living Well with Dia- Join us for a Women’s History
ley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. Founding Era readings as your inspira-
betes class on Mondays, beginning Matching Game for Women’s His-
tion, Ask at the library. This program
April 15, at Southern Pines Senior tory Month, Wednesday, March 27,
Irish Dancing. 2:00-3:00pm. Cele- is part of Revisiting the Founding Era,
Center. This free class will help you 11 a.m.
brate St. Patrick’s Day with Calvert Li- a three-year national initiative of the
manage your condition. Call 410-
brary while enjoying performances by Gilder Lehrman Institute of American
535-5400. Ext. 357 to register.
the O’Grady-Quinlan Academy of Irish History presented in partnership with
Dance. Audience members may even the American Library Association and
have an opportunity to participate at the National Constitution Center, with
the end if they choose! Calvert Library generous support from the National
Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-
535-0291 or 301-855-1862.
Endowment for the Humanities. Please
register. Calvert Library Prince Freder-
ick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or
Eating Together Menu
Monday, March 18 301-855-1862.
Monday, March 18
Calvert Health Department - Colon Cheeseburger, L/T/O Slices,
Cancer Awareness. 12:00-4:00pm. Co- Thursday, March 21 Tossed Salad w/Dressing, Kale, Thursday, March 21
lon cancer is preventable! The Calvert Teen Escalation Workshop. 5:00- Peaches Pork Roast, Gravy, Baked Sweet
County Health Department will be avail- 6:00pm. The Escalation Workshop is Potatoes, Seasoned Greens, Dinner
able at each of the branches throughout a powerful, film-based workshop that Tuesday, March 19 Roll, Applesauce
the month of March. Stop by the table opens people’s eyes to the warning Chicken Curry over Brown Rice,
and find out how you can prevent co- signs of relationship abuse. Discussion Carrots, Dinner Roll, Tangerine Friday, March 22
lon cancer. Calvert Library Southern of the film will be led by a counselor Stuffed Shells in Tomato Sauce,
Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, from the Calvert County Department of Wednesday, March 20 Seasoned Spinach, Garlic Bread,
Solomons, 410-326-5289. Health. Calvert Library Prince Freder- Oven Fried Chicken, Black Eyed Fruited Jell-O, Brownie
ick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or Peas, Spinach, Green Beans, Dinner
Calvert Eats Local. 7:00-8:30pm. En- 301-855-1862. Roll, Bread Pudding
courage local agriculture, discover ways Lunches are served to seniors, aged 60-plus, and their spouses through Title IIIC of
to eat locally, and share resources, en- the Older Americans Act. Suggested donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call:
ergy, good ideas and great food! Calvert Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606, North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549,
or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Lunches are subject to change.
Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley
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