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Two St. Mary’s Natives Perish in Honduras

By Guy Leonard Tepel leaves behind a wife and two
Staff Writer children, both students at St. Mary’s
Ryken High School with his son set to
Two men who were best friends grow- graduate this year.
ing up and graduated from St. Mary’s His daughter just finished her fresh-
Ryken High School together were men year, Daugherty said.
killed, along with several other people, “The thing I’m most proud of was the
when their plane crashed off the coast of way he became a vital part of this com-
Honduras May 18. munity,” Daugherty said. “He gave back
Rick Tepel, who was the CEO of the and I’ve always been very proud of him
Raley, Watts and O’Neill insurance for that.”
business in California and member of Those who knew Tepel remembered
numerous local boards, maintained a him for his contributions to St. Mary’s.
residence in St. Mary’s while his long- “He’s a really good guy,” County
time friend, Tony Dubler, had been liv- Commissioner Todd Morgan said of Te-
ing in Baltimore County with his family. pel. “This is very sad. Tony Dupler
Dubler worked for the Arctic Slope “He was really engaged, young; this is
Regional Corporation, which is head- a really unfortunate tragedy.” to come home,” Dubler’s mother said.
quartered in Alaska. Tepel served on the board of trust- “It’s just an awful, awful thing.
Friends and family members of the ees for Historic Sotterley as well as “He was my only child.”
two men said a their trip to Honduras the foundation board for the College of She said her son’s entire family was
was for a fishing excursion. Southern Maryland. Rick Tepel suffering.
Tom Daugherty, Tepel’s longtime He was also a member of the founda- “I just don’t know how we can go on.”
stepfather who raised him as a child, loved ones. A total of five people perished in
tion board of MedStar St. Mary’s Hos-
said his son and Dubler loved angling. “He has a beautiful wife and two the crash, four Americans and one
pital, according to his corporate biogra-
“They had a love of fishing that goes beautiful children,” his mother said. “He Canadian.
phy with Raley, Watts and O’Neill.
back to when they were very young,” had so much to live for. The crash took place off the coast of
Elizabeth Dubler, Tony Dubler’s
Daugherty told The County Times. “He was a great son.” Honduras near the Island of Roatan,
mother, said Tony was her only son.
“They first met in middle school at Her son was due back from the fishing which is a popular fishing destination.
“They were the best of friends,” she
Esperanza Middle School and went trip tonight, she said.
said of the bond between the two men.
through high school together.” “It’s like a bad dream, you expect him
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St. Mary’s Man Arrested for Owings Bank Robbery

By Guy Leonard his cruiser in a nearby parking lot gave dius of where the plates had been stolen.
Staff Writer chase but could not find Rankin; the They were also able to trace his being
deputy pursued a white pick-up truck at a Waldorf car dealership before the
Donald Edward Rankin, 63, of Lex- leaving the scene but lost it when it robbery and confirming his purchase of
ington Park is confined to the Calvert turned down Fowler Road. a truck matching the description of the
County Detention Center after being Detectives were able to determine one used in the bank heist.
arrested over the weekend for allegedly through a license plate reader hit when Rankin was arrested in Prince
robbing the PNC Bank in Owings at the vehicle crossed the northern border George’s County without incident, po-
gunpoint. of Calvert County that the plates on the lice reported.
Deputies and detectives with the Cal- suspect vehicle was stolen; belonging to
vert Investigative Team state in charg- a resident in Clinton.
ing documents filed against Rankin for Police learned that one of Rankin’s
the May 9 armed robbery that they were past residences was in a three-mile ra-
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Water and sewer rates will continue to

increase for customers of the Metropolitan
Commission according to their approved
fiscal 2020 operating budget. MetCom
officials told the Commissioners of St.
Mary’s County Tuesday, however, that the
rates are increasing at a slower rate than in
previous years.
The county commissioners and Met-
Com commissioners came together in a
joint meeting Tuesday and the rate of in-
crease for water and sewer services was a million.
topic of discussion. Non-metered water service revenues
According to the current fiscal 2019 are also projected to climb from approxi-
budget, MetCom is collecting $7.7 million mately $174,000 to $182,000.
in metered sewerage treatment fees but the Patricia Steigman, MetCom’s chief fi-
fiscal 2020 budget calls for $7.9 million in nancial officer, told both governing bodies
sewerage collections. that overall water rates were rising 2.7 per-
Non-metered sewerage fees are climb- cent this year and sewer rates were rising
ing from $1.33 million to $1.39 million for 3.4 percent; surrounding jurisdictions pro-
fiscal 2020 as well. viding public water and sewer were grow-
The total budget for sewerage opera- ing their service rates by as much as four
tions at MetCom is decreasing though to six percent per year, she said.
from $9.77 million to $9.76 million due “This is the first time in a while that this
to savings in other activities, according to has happened,” said MetCom board chair
budget documents from MetCom John Carey regarding the slowing of rate
Total service charges for water is in- increases.
creasing from $4.76 million in fiscal 2019 George Erichsen, MetCom’s executive
to $5 million in the fiscal 2020 budget, director, said the utility’s ultimate goal
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Commissioners Approve $253 Million Budget St. Mary’s County Local

Management Board
By Guy Leonard Seeking Citizens to Serve
Staff Writer
on Board of Directors
By a 3-to-2 vote the Commission- The St. Mary’s County Local Manage-
ers of St. Mary’s County approved an ment Board is seeking citizens interested
operating budget of $253 million for in serving on its board of directors. The
fiscal 2020 that has a key income tax Local Management Board (LMB) serves
increase but did away with an earlier as the primary structure in the county
proposed property tax hike. charged with creating an effective system
The budget included higher fees for of services, supports and opportunities that
county recreation and parks access improve the lives for all children, youth and
and gave about $900,000 back to the families.
St. Marys’ County Sheriff’s Office The LMB designs and implements strat-
and about $2.7 million goes back to egies to maintain standards of accountabil-
the school board. ity and influences the allocation of resourc-
The school’s budget portion from es to build local partnerships, eliminate
the county is about $106 million, the fragmentation and duplication of services.
largest expenditure. Board members must be residents of St.
The renewed money for schools Mary’s County, be willing to serve a three-
will go to fulfilling a 3 percent salary Commissioners of St. Mary's County
year term and are expected to attend all
increase for teachers only; two weeks Eric Colvin voted to approve the bud- “We will have our work board meetings.
ago the commissioners had removed get as did Commissioner President cut out for us in the future.” The board meets on the third Friday of
the full $4.4 million from the operat- James “Randy” Guy. O’Connor was critical of a budget that the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in
ing budget that was to have been used Commissioners John O’Connor and moved ahead with tax increases but Room 14 of the Potomac Building, 41770
to fund the entire negotiated agree- Mike Hewitt voted against the new that cut out funding for public safety. Baldrige Street, Leonardtown, MD.
ment for salaries for all school system budget. Colvin said the budget process, his If you are interested in this unique op-
employees. “I voted 'no' to this budget and tax fi rst, was “interesting.” portunity, please visit the website at http://
The return of the school system and increase” O’Connor said in a social “We have a budget passed,” Colvin to fill
sheriff’s office money to the budget media post shortly after the budget said. “I think it’s a good budget for the out an application. Applications must be
will be funded by an increase in the vote on Tuesday. “Unfortunately, I county.” received by Monday, May 27, 2019.
income tax; it will rise from three per- don’t believe the actual needs were For more information contact Diane
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Fatal Accident in Felon Pleads Guilty to Firearm Thefts in St. Mary’s County
Mechanicsville Under Robert Jacob Eberle, 30, of Lex-
Investigation ington Park, pleaded guilty today to
the federal charge of theft of firearms,
On May 18, 2019, deputies from the St. which Eberle admitted he stole from a
Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded federally licensed firearms dealer.
to the 40900 block of New Market Turner The guilty plea was announced by
Road in the area of Rustin Family Way, for United States Attorney for the District
the reported motor vehicle collision. Upon of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special
arrival a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, with three Agent in Charge Rob Cekada of the
occupants, was located off the roadway into Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
a tree. The operator of the vehicle, Avery and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field
Leslie Stokes, 18, of Indian Head, and the Division; and St. Mary’s County Sher- that he had a previous felony convic- gram proven to be effective at reducing
front seat passenger Alexandra Catherine iff Tim Cameron. tion and was prohibited from possess- violent crime. Through PSN, a broad
Howard, 18, of Mechanicsville, were flown As detailed in his plea agreement, ing firearms. spectrum of stakeholders work togeth-
to area trauma centers for incapacitating Eberle admitted that on July 21, 2018, As part of his plea agreement, Eberle er to identify the most pressing violent
injuries. The rear seat passenger, Thomas he stole 11 firearms from a federally must forfeit all of the guns stolen from crime problems in the community and
Edward Douglas, 63, of Mechanicsville, licensed firearms dealer in St. Mary’s the dealer. develop comprehensive solutions to
was pronounced deceased on scene. The County, Maryland. The guns includ- Eberle faces a maximum sentence of address them. As part of this strategy,
St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision ed seven 9mm pistols, two .45-cali- 10 years in prison for theft of firearms. PSN focuses enforcement efforts on
Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene ber pistols, a .40-caliber pistol, and U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis has the most violent offenders and partners
and continued the investigation. a .380-caliber pistol. According to scheduled sentencing for August 26, with locally based prevention and re-
Preliminary investigation determined the his plea agreement, in order to access 2019 at 1:00 p.m. entry programs for lasting reductions
vehicle was traveling eastbound on New the firearms, Eberle used a hammer This case is part of Project Safe in crime.
Market Turner Road when for unknown to break through the rear cinderblock Neighborhoods (PSN), a program United States Attorney Robert K.
reasons the vehicle crossed the centerline, wall of the premises, crawled through bringing together all levels of law en- Hur commended the ATF and the St.
overcorrected and left the roadway striking the hole, broke the glass case contain- forcement and the communities they Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for
a tree. At this time driver error and lack of ing numerous handguns, and stole the serve to reduce violent crime and make their work in the investigation. Mr.
seatbelt usage appear to be contributing fac- guns. our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney
tors in the fatal collision. Anyone who may Eberle admitted that he sold or trad- Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is Joseph Baldwin, who is prosecuting
have witnessed the collision or any events ed two or more of the stolen firearms the centerpiece of the Department of the case.
leading to the collision is asked to contact to third parties, even though he had Justice’s violent crime reduction ef-
Corporal Brandon Foor at (301) 475-4200 reason to believe that those individuals forts. PSN is an evidence-based pro-
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Legal Notice
The Commissioners of Leonardtown will hold a public hearing on Monday June 10, 2019
at 4:15 p.m. at the Town office at 22670 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD. The pur-
pose of the hearing will be to receive comments on the Recommended Budget for Fiscal
Year 2020. Copies of the recommended budget will be available on May 28, 2019 online
at or at the Town Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
The public is invited to attend or send written comments by 4:00 p.m. on June 10, 2019
The Commissioners of Leonardtown
P.O. Box 1
Leonardtown, MD 20650

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Notice is hereby given that the Commissioners of Leonardtown have passed, and the
Mayor has approved, Ordinance No. 190, Chapter 62- Development Impact Fees. A fair
summary of the ordinance will follow:
Ordinance No. 190- An ordinance for the purpose of approving the Commissioners of
Leonardtown to increase the water impact fee from $1,800 to $3,000.
Ordinance No. 190 will become effective June 3, 2019. Full text of this ordinance may
be obtained at the Town Office at 22670 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD between
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
By Authority:
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Honoring Fallen Heroes

on Memorial Day
St. Mary’s County Memorial Day Ceremonies Calvert County Memorial Day Events
American Legion Post 255 • Memorial Day Ceremony Stars and Stripes Festival
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Honoring Fallen Heroes

on Memorial Day
Veteran Hopes Memorial Day
Celebrations Don’t Lose Sight of Sacrifice
By Guy Leonard to the Pentagon, which raises funds for
Staff Writer veterans.
Some of those funds will go to the local
Dan Morris, former county commis- Charlotte Hall Veteran Home, he said.
sioner and Vietnam War veteran, said it's Remembering those he lost in Viet-
important residents who celebrate Me- nam, Morris wanted residents to realize
morial Day don’t just partake of picnics that their freedom wasn’t free.
and barbeques, but take thought on the “It’s to remember the men and women
members of the military who have died, who sacrificed for what their country
and are still dying, in the service of their stands for,” Morris said. “People are still
country. dying serving in the military; remember
Morris served in the United State Ma- those guys over there right now.”
rine Corp, as a driver and mechanic in Morris remembered returning to
an AMTRAC amphibious unit in Da Nang the U.S. and being harassed by war
in 1969. protesters.
“I lost a very good friend over there,” “When we came back from Vietnam,
Morris told The County Times. “Craig we were not appreciated,” Morris said.
Blend, was his name. “They were demeaning us in public for
“He was with me in January of 1970.” going to a war we didn’t want to go to.”
Official records show Blend was killed Morris said members of the military
Jan. 6, 1970. continue to make sacrifices everyday.
“We would drive out of ships and hit “It’s no small thing,” Morris said.
the beach,” Morris said. “But from time “You’re taking years out of someone’s
to time you have to do a patrol. life.
“Every marine is a rifleman.” “It’s more than just a job.”
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SOF Market's Grand Opening in Leonardtown

Raphael L’Heureux, left, son of SOF Market entrepreneur Gerri Inside at the bar activities were available for everyone, even kids, while outside there were many shops at Shepherd’s Old
L’Heureux, taps the ceremonial first keg of beer at the grand Field to peruse.
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Bay on Saturday, June 8, 2019. A $30 advocacy for the same outcomes for
registration fee includes a Paddle for their fellow service members. www.
Heroes T-shirt. Event registration is Scholarships
available online or at the event be- for St. Mary’s County First Respond-
tween 9:00am-9:30am, with the races ers and their families to attend the
starting at 10:15 am. The race course College of Southern Maryland. Last-
will traverse an approximately 3-mile ly, the event raises funds to support
route around the shores of Breton Bay, Leonardtown Rotary Club’s many
in the historic town of Leonardtown. contributions to local charities and in-
Looking for a great way to experi- chased at the Admissions Desk on the Racers who register online can also ternational service projects.
ence the Patuxent River? The Calvert day of the sail. For more information, earn 1 second off their elapsed time Kayakers and paddleboarders of all
Marine Museum is offering two-hour please contact Melissa McCormick at for every dollar they raise through our ages and skill levels are encouraged
public sails aboard the historic skipjack 410-326-2042 ext. 41 or Melissa.McCor- social fundraising portal. There is NO to participate in this fun community
Dee of St. Mary’s, departing from the LIMIT to the number of seconds that event. An award ceremony, food ven-
museum dock at 2:30 p.m. Sail on Sat- The Dee of St. Mary’s, built in 1979, can be deducted, so less experienced dors and entertainment will be held at
urdays May 25, June 22, July 27, August is one of the last commercial skipjacks racers have as good a chance of win- the Leonardtown Wharf at the conclu-
24, and September 28 and on Sundays ever constructed on the Chesapeake ning as the professionals. sion of the races.
June 2, July 7, August 11, September Bay. The Dee was used originally in the Paddle for Heroes raises funds for For more information on the event,
15, and October 20. Tickets are $25 for oyster dredge fleet and later as a floating the innovative and highly effective please visit the Paddle for Heroes web-
ages 13 and up and $15 for children 5 – classroom, starting in 1989, when the Warfighter Advance Programs. Warf- site at
12. No children under 5 permitted. To oyster population dwindled. The Calvert ighter Advance changes the trajectory
reserve your spot, visit Marine Museum took ownership in May of the warfighter’s post-deployment Press Release from
MarysCruises. Advance reservations 2013 and is pleased to offer public sails, life, so that rather than an existence Leonardtown Rotary
are taken by noon the Friday prior to the educational opportunities, and private characterized by an endless cycle of
sail. Any remaining tickets may be pur- charters. mental illness diagnoses, medications,
14 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, May 23, 2019

SMECO Awards Planning for the Future


Southern Maryland Electric Coopera- Chair of the Mathematics Department at

tive (SMECO) has awarded four scholar- Lackey, said, “Samuel is very talented
ships to high school seniors for 2019 to in math and science, and he is one of the
students who live in the Cooperative’s most well-rounded students that I have
service area. Scholarships are based on ever taught. He leads by example and en-
the applicants’ scholastic achievement, fi- courages his teammates and colleagues to
nancial need, and school and community work harder than they ever have before.
involvement. SMECO has awarded schol- Samuel has been extremely successful in
Paul Carlson, co-founder of Seventy2 Capital Wealth Management LLC, an independent
arships to 108 students in the 27 years all of his endeavors.”
affiliate of Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, explains the Bethesda, Md. based
since beginning the program in 1993. William Runyon, graduate of Thomas investment firm’s reasons for affiliating with the Leonardtown office of Wells Fargo Advisors
Each of the following students will receive Stone High School in Charles County, Financial Network. Seated next to Carlson at an April 24 meeting at Port of Leonardtown
a $1,500 college scholarship: Alyssa Dors- plans to attend Georgia State University Winery is Steve Richardson, former Branch Manager (now Vice President/Senior Financial
ey, Samuel Guzzone, William Runyon, and to pursue a career as an attorney. Run- Advisor) of the Leonardtown office. Also shown is Tom Fautrel, other co-founder of Seventy2
and Andrew Tolarski. yon is a musician who has played the vio- Capital Wealth Management. “As the Southern Maryland area continues to grow,” Carlson
Alyssa Dorsey, graduate of Chopticon lin since elementary school. He performed explained, “we felt there was an opportunity to join with an already successful practice in
Leonardtown, and enhance it further by making available the resources and staff in Bethesda
High School in St. Mary’s County, plans with the All-County Orchestra and for the to provide an even greater level of service to Steve’s clients.”
to attend the College of Southern Mary- musical Beauty and the Beast at Thomas
land and to pursue a career in nursing. Stone. He also plays guitar and participat-

Tired of staring
She is an active volunteer with the Hol- ed in the musical All Shook Up at Stone.
lywood and Mechanicsville volunteer As a student of Aikido, a Japanese martial
rescue squads. Through the Academy of art that promotes peace and cooperation,

at a computer
Health Professions at the Dr. James A. and Iaido, which relies heavily on focus
Forrest Career and Technology Center, and patience, Runyon said, “I can apply
Dorsey has worked to earn her Certified the lessons in focus, patience, and disci-

all day?
Nursing Assistant certificate. She has also pline in my school environment, as well
competed in Skills USA and was awarded as in my life in general.” When faced with
first place at a regional competition. Dors- an Advanced Placement test, he added, “I
ey also completed an internship in the simply took a deep breath and focused on
emergency room at MedStar St. Mary’s the task at hand, quieting the mental chat-
Hospital. Cara Grysko, a counselor at ter just as I would on the mat when train-
Chopticon, said, “Alyssa’s commitment ing.” Runyon is the son of Lea Sadler of
and dedication of her time to her school Waldorf, Maryland.
and community illustrate her selflessness Andrew Tolarski, graduate of Leonard-
and admirable traits. With her desire to town High School in St. Mary’s County,
succeed, self-motivation, and academic plans to attend the University of Maryland
focus, any school or work organization and to major in Music Education in order
would be honored to have her as part of to become a music teacher. He plays the
their team.” Dorsey is the daughter of viola and piano and sings. Tolarski said,
Scott Allen Dorsey of Mechanicsville, “My goal is to be a teacher, not only to in-
Maryland. struct, but to help people grow. I want to
Samuel Guzzone, son of Amy and be able to look back at what I have done
Darren Guzzone of Indian Head, Mary- and see the results as contributing to the
land, is a graduate of Henry Lackey High growth and happiness of other human be-
School in Charles County. Guzzone plans ings.” He is a member of the International
to become a mechanical engineer. An ac- Thespian Society and was the student con-
complished athlete and musician, Guz- ductor of two choirs for the Maryland All-
zone played soccer and tennis at Lackey, State Chorus. He is a choir section lead at
and he played in the symphonic band Lexington Park United Methodist Church, Would you like to help local business
and jazz band. He is also the drummer a member of the community choir Musica, owners with their marketing & advertising?
in the Flippin’ Eyelids, a band he formed and a volunteer and employee at Green-
with his brothers. Guzzone is also active well State Park, where he assists with If you are a self starter with a desire to
in the Mathematics Engineering Sci- summer camp. Tolarski is the son of Laura help local businesses grow their customer
ence Accomplishment club, the National Tolarski of Hollywood, Maryland.
Honor Society, 4H, It’s Academic and SMECO provides scholarships to local base & increase profits send your resume
Chess Club. He has done volunteer work students who excel in their endeavors and to
through the Appalachian Service Project who show promise in their chosen field of
and Farming4Hunger. Laura Buzzell, the study.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 The County Times In Our Community 15

BECA Announces Scholarship Winners

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019 BECA hosted the 13th Club Raymond Stone Memorial; Leonardtown Rotary morial Written and Oral Communications, So Many
Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony at the Dr. Club; Lettie Marshall Dent/County Council of PTAs; Journeys Waiting for U, Mike Marley Service Award,
James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center. Alto- Lexington Park Lions Club Foundation; Marine Corp Robert and Rita I. Merritts Academic and Vocational,
gether, 100 2019 graduating seniors from all St. Mary’s Aviation Association (MCAA) John Glenn Squadron; Greg H. Clarke Memorial in Aviation/Military, Mul-
County high schools were awarded a total of 133 local MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation; Fairfax Fam- tiple Club Awards.
scholarships totaling $205,000 (first-year only). These ily for MetCom Children of Employees; NAACP Clau- About BECA: The Business, Education and Com-
numbers are all records. Additionally, 55 different dia Pickeral Memorial; Nam Knights Darrell “Stone munity Alliance, Inc. (BECA), is a local 501(c)(3) non-
scholarships were offered by 44 providers this year re- Cold” Canter Memorial; National Pan-Hellenic Coun- profit and public charity organization founded in 1989
sulting in 277 applications received in February; also cil of Southern Maryland; Newtowne Players William jointly by the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Com-
all record numbers. E. Scarafia Memorial; Nolan Scully Public Service merce and Superintendent of Schools. BECA’s mission
2019 Scholarship Providers include: Alpha Beta from Clements Cuties; Northrop Grumman Corpora- is to bring together business and community organiza-
Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Frances Lancaster for tion STEM; Patuxent Dental; Raley, Watts & O’Neill – tions and individuals to support our local school system
Teacher Education; American Society of Military Chris King Financial Adviser; St. Mary’s County Gar- improve student success. BECA has awarded one-time
Comptrollers (ASMC) Southern Maryland Chapter; den Club; St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce; scholarships to St. Mary’s High School graduating se-
Association of Naval Aviation; Aviation Systems En- St. Mary’s County Farm Bureau; St. Mary’s County niors since 1995, awarding 270 scholarships totaling
gineering Co. (ASEC) STEM; Business, Education Public Schools Retirees Association; St. Mary’s Coun- almost $250,000. BECA also administers the Common
and Community Alliance (BECA); Cedar Point Fed- ty Scholarship Fund; Stephen D. Mattingly II Memo- Scholarship Application, allowing students to apply for
eral Credit Union and Cedar Point Financial Services; rial; Tau Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi more than 50 local scholarships using one application.
Charlotte Hall Rotary Club; Danny Ryce Memorial for Fraternity, Inc.; Walters Family; William L. Smith, Jr. Since its introduction in 2007, approximately $3.5 mil-
Music; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Elvear B. John- Memorial; Women in Defense Chesapeake Bay Chap- lion in local scholarships have been awarded through
son Ph.D.; Dugan, McKissick & Longmore, LLC for ter; Woman’s Club of St. Mary’s County; William Eg- the common application.
Barbara Horn; Easton Family; Educational Systems linton Memorial; Lexington Park Rotary Club (vari- For more information on BECA please visit www.
Federal Credit Union (2); Daniel Fitzgerald; Fitzger- ous): Ann Houston Green Music Education, Danny or contact at or
ald Family; Garner Visual and Performing Arts; Hol- Weddle Memorial in Science and Engineering, Dor- 240-257-2322.
lywood Elementary School PTA; Leonardtown Lions ris Darrah Mathemetics Education, John Ramos Me-

Horseshoe Crabs Spawning May Through June

One of the world’s oldest wildlife migra- vey. “This event has significant ecological
tions is set to begin on Maryland’s coastal impacts not just for future generations of
bays and beaches. horseshoe crabs but for other species up and
For 350 million years, the May and June down the coast.”
full and new moons have fostered a giant On average, one horseshoe crab can de-
migration of horseshoe crabs. Coming from posit nearly 20,000 eggs on the beach. Ul-
the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, millions timately, many of the horseshoe crabs eggs
of these prehistoric arthropods clumsily in- never reach maturity, and instead are de-
vade Maryland’s beaches for this ritualistic voured by crustaceans, fish, and migrating
spawn, laying their eggs on shore. shorebirds such as the red knot and sand-
The best chance for viewing these living piper; who depend on this feast for survival.
fossils on Maryland’s Atlantic Coast and Despite a horseshoe crab’s armor and
along the Chesapeake Bay this year are dur- menacing tail, they are gentle creatures that
ing the high tides of a full moon, May 18 do not bite or sting, and can only survive
and June 17, and the new moon, June 3. Cold outside of water for a short amount of time.
water temperatures may delay the early part To help sustain the population and return
of the spawn. back to the water, individuals who see a
Every year during this time, the Maryland horseshoe crab on its back are asked to gen-
Department of Natural Resources conducts tly flip it over using two hands; and never by
a horseshoe crab migration survey. its telson (tail).
“I’m in a unique place to be able to wit- While the horseshoe crab is not consumed,
ness this event,” said fisheries biologist its copper-based blue blood is invaluable to
Steven Doctor, who leads the yearly sur- cutting-edge biomedical research.
16 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, May 23, 2019

Bugeye Edna Lockwood to Visit Calvert Marine Museum

Edna Lockwood, the last historic sail- Tilghman Island for Daniel W. Had-
ing bugeye in the world, will be visit- daway, Edna Lockwood dredged for
ing the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) oysters on the Chesapeake Bay through
from May 28 through May 31, as part of winter, and carried freight—such as
a National Park Service-funded heritage lumber, grain, and produce—after the
tour around the Chesapeake Bay. dredging season ended. She worked
Owned and operated by the Chesa- faithfully for many owners, mainly
peake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM), out of Cambridge, Maryland, until she
Edna Lockwood recently underwent stopped “drudging” in 1967. In 1973,
a two-year restoration of her nine-log Edna was donated to the CBMM by
hull. She was re-launched into the Miles John R. Kimberly. Recognized as the
River in St. Michaels, Maryland, in fall last working oyster boat of her kind,
of 2018. This summer and fall, Edna is Edna Lockwood was declared a Nation-
traveling to ports around the Bay, bring- al Historic Landmark in 1994.
ing free experiential programming and For additional details on Edna’s visit,
interpretation of traditional Chesapeake contact CMM Curator of Maritime His-
Bay boatbuilding techniques and the tory Mark Wilkins at (410) 326-2042,
oystering industry past and present. ext. 31, or Mark.Wilkins@calvertcoun-
During her stay at CMM, CBMM To learn more about Edna
staff members will offer free deck tours, Lockwood and the Chesapeake Bay
giving guests a chance to explore the Maritime Museum, including a full list
bugeye while she’s docked. Regular of stops on Edna’s heritage tour, visit
museum admission is required.

Retire Your Worn Flags St. Mary’s County

Built in 1889 by John B. Harrison on

Bring them to your local Commission On Aging

Senior Activity Centers Seeking New Members The St. Mary’s County Commission on Aging
(COA) is seeking members with an interest in improv-
ing St. Mary’s County for its senior population.
The COA is integral in bringing awareness to the
needs of the senior community. Commissioners of
St. Mary’s County appoint volunteer members to the
COA to represent the senior citizen community. Vol-
unteers are needed to ensure the needs and concerns
of the senior community are met. The COA provides
the Commissioners with advice and assistance con-
cerning county programs and resources offered for the
senior residents of St. Mary’s County. Also, the COA works with the community to
develop awareness and understanding of the problems and concerns of the senior
The nominations for the COA are open; new appointments will be made in June.
Please respond by May 30, 2019. Volunteers do not need to be senior citizens to
become members of the COA. Please Contact Diane Gleissner at 301-475-4200 ext.
71700; or

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lantic Coastal states.
It has operated since
Thursday, June 28,

At- taxpayer money


and federal grants.

The report pointed
ects, both oyster out a pair of proj-
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Kirwan Commission nces $18.6 Mil. for

Education Initiatives Recommendations,
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best methods for

1958 and controls preservation projects,
licensing of commercial that cost the commission $400,000.
Career and Technical
Programs, Teacher Educational Grants,
and recreational fishers This took a heavy
Scholarships, and Before and After
School Safety FundingSchool
and anglers alike. sions operating funds on the commis-
The appreciate, according they did not fully Governor Larry
commission to the audit.
According to the Hogan today an- academic program offered before

Do you have old and worn American Hall, MD

is based in Colonial report the commis- and
Beach, Va. sion diverted revenues
from all oyster nounced $18.6 mil- after the school day, or in summer
lion in new educa- a school with a high concentratio for

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

or Maryland State flags? Give them the Garvey Senior Activity Center 41780
Photo courtesy of
its own spending. “While the preservation
of the oyster
Office of Governor land’s Commission teachers.

events – it is also the

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

retirement they deserve. The St. Mary’s Baldridge Street Leonardtown, MD

penses when there
By Guy Leonard was the audit stated. a viable going concern,” preliminary recommenda
this funding reflects
cal year in the current fis-
Staff Writer no operating tions made through for need-based scholarships

best source for me

in tenuous financial cash avail- Concurrently, the audit earlier this year.
condition, a report able,” the report stated. the Maryland
from state’s Office
of Legislative Audits “As mission had problems found the com- “Every child in Maryland Commission (MHEC). Higher Education
The Potomac River
Fisheries Commis states. the commission had of June 30, 2017, counting for all recording and ac-
cess to a world-class deserves ac- In addition to the
not of its financial transac-
reserve for these funds. reimbursed the tion; it did not less of what neighborhoo education, regard-
Kirwan funding for the
have accounting personnel d they happen released recommendations, Hogan also
“At the end of fiscal with adequate knowledge to grow up in,” said
commission’s deficit year 2017, the of account- Governor Hogan. $40 million in school
for restricted funds ing standards to do so, according to “That’s why our administrati safety

County Department of Aging & Human Loffler Senior Activity Center 21905
funding that had
totaled approximatel the on has pro- legislature been restricted
y $145,000, an in- report. vided record funding in the budget. This by the

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

Services’ three Senior Activity Centers Chancellors Run Road Great Mills, MD
giving our students
The commission’s
balance.” to the au- even more opportu- operations, including 13 new positions;
revenues decreased dit saying it had heeded the advice given

the local news and

nities to learn, grow, $2.5 million to help
from $815,685 in fiscal and was searching and thrive.” with newly required
2016 to $790,589 problems. for ways to correct the The new funding school safety
Sell it - Buy it
in fiscal 2017; the for Kirwan Com- evaluations; and $1
commission gets mission initiatives for Hate Crime School million
revenues from licenses its includes: Safety Grants.
$2.5 million for an “Keeping our kids
but also from Marylandand surcharges guyleonard@countytimes.n early literacy pro- safe is one of our
and Virginia gram, providing additional most
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through 8th grade. landmark school we enacted

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TAKE a Southern
18 The County Times Thursday, May 23, 2019

Maryland Staycation
By Guy Leonard It tells the story of the humble big attraction in St. Mary’s, said Capt. help local businesses; moreover the
Staff Writer beginnings of naval aviation all the Phil Langley, owner of Fish the Bay attractions here were just as good as
way up to the latest technological Charters. any outside the region.
With the summer months fast
advancements in military hardware.
approaching and families planning Known for their trips out into the “Because were so close to Wash-
their vacations, tourism specialists “We’re very close to museums bay for spectacular sport fishing, ington D.C. and Baltimore, people
on either side of the Patuxent River that are often overlooked, especially charter boats and their captains tend to think more externally,” Aul
say there’s plenty of fun and sun in Patuxent River Naval Air Museum,” also give vacationers a glimpse into said. “But they’re surprised to see
both St. Mary’s and Calvert counties; Aul said. “Every aircraft on the a vanishing way of life in Southern what’s going on down here.
enough for a staycation without any ground [at the museum] was tested Maryland, that of the watermen. “You can do a proper staycation
of the worries or hassle of going out here. Langley has started giving what he here.”
of town. “It’s a living history museum.” calls “watermen’s heritage” tours of Hillary Dailey, tourism director for
In St. Mary’s County, Jason Aul, Aul was quick to point to Leonard-
the bay where he teaches about the Calvert County government, said resi-
the director of the county’s tourism town, with its burgeoning restaurant
fishery, its ecosystem and making a dents were often aware of the many
management group, says the coun- and café scene, complete with many
living from the water. attractions there but only ever visited
ty’s mix of new and old, history and boutique shops, as another stayca- “It’s an educational experience,” them when family or friends came
modernity and its natural beauty tion destination. Langley said. “I let them get in some from out of town for their vacations.
make it ideal for a staycation. hands on experience, pulling in crab
Concentrating on more than just “A lot of people know about them
“We’re quite blessed this region food and drink, there are art galleries
pots and I even put a set of oyster but they don’t actually go,” Dailey
has so much going on,” Aul said. “It’s and unique activities, such as Escape
tongs in their hands. told The County Times. “Look around
the cradle of Maryland. Rooms of Southern Maryland and “That’s pretty popular down here; your backyard for fun; it’s a resort
“Everything Maryland has become, Shepherd’s Old Field; Leonardtown but most of the local people don’t area.”
began here; it’s all here.” has grown as an attraction. know that this is available down The activities in Calvert that are
The county’s museums offer “There’s a lot of love for Leonard- readily accessible are many and often
destinations for vacationing families, town right now,” Aul said. An old favorite of special activities nautical in nature.
looking to either see the past or get a Golfing opportunities such as
for vacationers is the return of the From the Chesapeake Beach Water
glimpse of the future. Wicomico Shores in St. Mary’s and
Smith Island cruises, leaving from Park in the northern portion of the
Point Lookout State Park; the launch
In Historic St. Mary’s City, visitors Chesapeake Hill in Calvert are open county to the many charter boat
from Point Lookout leaves at 10:30
can see Maryland’s founding and to the public as the courses are coun- rentals available in the Solomons
a.m. each Thursday through Sunday
witness it’s struggle to survive, at St. ty-owned. area, Calvert boasts strong access to
during the vacation season.
Clements Island Museum in Coltons In the southern portion of the
vacation-ready waterfront land and
Point, they can see where English county, bed and breakfast and rental
Smith Island, discovered by English riverine ways.
colonists first trod on Maryland soil. homes round out the accommoda-
explorer John Smith in 1608, nestles “There are always the beaches,”
close to the Eastern Shore and has
St. Mary’s County was the fourth tion options for families looking for Dailey said. “They’re either free to
three large communities there with
English colony, founded in 1634. remote, relaxing getaways. use or cheap to access.”
golf excursions available as well as
But in Lexington Park, just outside With nearly 500 miles of shoreline lodging for romantic getaways; the Much of the beach access in
the main gate of Patuxent River Na- in St. Mary’s County, the most in the island is only accessible by boat. Calvert can be accessed through
val Air Station, the eponymous Naval state, relaxation by the water is one either county-owned or state-run
Aul said residents should think
Air Museum sits, the most modern of of the key attractions. parks; Calvert Cliffs State Park boasts
about vacationing close to home, as
all the museums in the county. Charter boat excursions are also a
walking trails through forests and
it would save money, travel time and wetlands to access beachfront on the

Chesapeake Bay.
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Everything to do in Calvert takes
advantage of its unique position in 19
These types of attractions are
the region.
some of the biggest tourist draws
in Calvert, Dailey said, but local “It’s a Chesapeake lifestyle,” she
residents should take just as much said.
advantage of what’s offered. For those looking for a special
“People really come here for treat during their vacation, Wind
that,” Dailey said. Sail Cruises in Chesapeake Beach
offers cruises in the bay on a 42-
More than just waterfront fun;
foot yacht.
residents who stay in Calvert for
a vacation have farmers markets “It’s not powered,” said Nate
– from North Beach to Lusby and Pope, chairman of the board of the
Dunkirk Park – with many local group which runs the cruise busi-
items for sale. ness. “It gives our county residents
the opportunity to do something for
“You can get local produce and
a staycation.
crafts there,” Dailey said. “And we
have two lighthouses; one in Cove “Not everyone wants to go fishing
Point and another in Drum Point.” and people love sailing.”
The Drum Point lighthouse had a The cruise lasts for two-and-a-
cottage used by those who attend- half hours, Pope said, with one hour
ed it, Dailey said, which itself is a spent going out far enough into
rarity. the bay; close enough to see the
shipping channels.
“It’s one of three remaining in the
Chesapeake Bay from those days,” Each of the cruises is captained
said Dailey. by an experienced officer with the
United States Coast Guard, he said.
Other attractions for which
Calvert is well known include six Pope said they’ve had visitors
wineries, six breweries – even the from as far away as Pennsylvania
Tiki Bar in Solomons has been res- and even Russia, but even people in
urrected. Calvert were often unaware of the
vacation opportunities in such close
“The Tiki Bar just reopened, that’s
a big draw,” Dailey said.
“A lot of people say they never
For entertainment, there are
knew this was here,” said Pope.
plays performed by the Twin Beach
Players from North Beach and For more information on Smith
Chesapeake Beach and the newly Island Cruises visit smithislandcruis-
formed New Direction group from
St. Leonard. In Calvert for information on bay
The Calvert Marine Museum and cruises, visit chesapeakewindsail-
Jefferson Patterson Park also stand
ready as easy places to go for fami-
ly vacation outings, she said.

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Join us at these local summer events!

Beach Party on the Square
Saturday, August 3 | 4 - 9 p.m.
Join us at our booth in Leonardtown Square for a beach
experience like no other! Featuring 40 tons of sand, beach
volleyball, live music, strolling entertainment and family fun
for all ages. Cedar Point is a proud sponsor of this event. Stop
by our booth to say hi and scoop up some goodies.
This event is free and open to the public.

Solomons Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday, August 17 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
As the Premiere sponsor of this event, Cedar Point employees
will be paddling down the Patuxent in pursuit of some fun!
Join us to support Southern Maryland Community Resources
in their mission to provide opportunities for our community
members with developmental differences.
This event is free and open to the public.

301-863-7071 Blood Drive Hosted by Cedar Point
Thursday, August 22 | 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. We’re hosting a blood drive in partnership with the American
Red Cross and encouraging our community to join us. Blood
donation can help ensure that trauma centers are prepared
Federally Insured by NCUA
the moment an injured patient arrives, and each donation can
save up to three lives.
Please schedule an appointment by visiting

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MAY 18 Our event has enabled the LVFD to JUNE 2 military personnel wishing to attend
purchase new equipment used for fighting the the Warfighters Advance™ Post-
Zumba Fitness Around Town • fires throughout the county. Leonardtown Summer Music combat Reintegration Program, and the
8:30AM-9:30AM Festival Presents: Church of Rotary Club of Leonardtown’s charitable
Zumba Fitness Around Town • endeavors. Rain date June 22.
Port of Leonardtown 8:30AM-9:30AM the Nazarene Concert (Lindsay
Coastal Arts Market • 9AM-3PM Port of Leonardtown Higgins) • 5PM-9PM Zumba Fitness Around Town •
Leonardtown Wharf Leonardtown Wharf 8:30AM-9:30AM
Are you ready to party yourself into shape?
That’s exactly what the Zumba® program Port of Leonardtown
We know Southern Maryland is full of JUNE 7
creative, artistic people and we have the is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective,
perfect venue at the Leonardtown Wharf easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie- JUNE 15
Park for local artists and craftsmen to sell burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving Crab Fest First Friday featuring
their handcrafted products at our open air millions of people toward joy and health. a HydraFX Concert • 5PM-8PM Zumba Fitness Around Town •
Arts Market. Our market is for handcrafted Leonardtown Square 8:30AM-9:30AM
products only. MAY 27 Port of Leonardtown
JUNE 8 Coastal Arts Market • 9AM-3PM
Leonardtown Summer Music
Leonardtown Summer Music Leonardtown Wharf
Festival Presents: U.S. Navy Sunrise Yoga • 7:30AM-8:30AM
Festival Presents: SMYOC
Band Country Current in Concert Leonardtown Wharf Juneteenth Celebration 12PM-
Concert • 5PM
• 6PM– 8PM Leonardtown Wharf Lift your spirits, warm your body, still your 8PM
Leonardtown Square John G. Lancaster Park
mind and ignite your soul! We are excited
In honor of Armed Forces Day JUNE 1 to announce that we will once again be Juneteenth commemorates African
returning to the Leonardtown Wharf for American freedomand emphasizes
MAY 23 Zumba Fitness Around Town • another successful summer of our Sunrise educationand achievement. Music, family
8:30AM-9:30AM Yoga series entertainment and activities. ucaconlineorg
Leonardtown Summer Music Port of Leonardtown Leonardtown Lions Club present Leonardtown Summer Music
Festival Presents: LHS Jazz Band the St Mary’s County Crab Festival Presents: Six Gun South
Leonardtown Summer Music
Concert • 6PM-7:30PM Festival • 11AM-7PM Concert • 6PM-9PM
Leonardtown Wharf Festival Presents: The Lucky
Few in Concer • 6PM– 8PM St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds Leonardtown Square
Rain date May 30. Leonardtown Square Enjoy Live music, Arts & Crafts, Classic Car
St. Clement’s Island Heritage Show and Tractor Pull. For more info: www. JUNE 21
MAY 25 Day • 10AM-3PM
River Concert Series • The
Life’s Good in LG 5k & Fun Run St. Clement’s Island Rotary Paddle for Heroes • 8AM- Travel Program • 7PM
• 8AM Discover St. Clement’s Island State Park 2PM St. Mary’s College
and its history as the site of Maryland’s Leonardtown Wharf
Leonard’s Grant Music from the World Capitals: Vienna,
first coloniallanding in 1634. This free event We hold this annual event to raise funds
Walk-in Registration for 5K and Fun Run on Paris, Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, St.
invites everyone to visit the St. Clement’s for collegiate scholarship programs
May 24 at Leonard’s Grant Clubhouse from Petersburg, and a special musical trip to
Island Museum. that will benefit our St. Mary’s County
4PM-6PM. *CASH OR CHECK ONLY* Deli with Indian Dance! A tribute to Ed
recreate/museums First Responders and their families; Cole.

Solomons Island
Dragon Boat

Join us to watch teams

paddle their way to glory
on the Patuxent River!

Proceeds from the Solomons Dragon Boat Festival proudly support

Providing opportunities for
community members with
developmental differences.
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JUNE 22 JULY 5 River Concert Series • Mystical JULY 19
Singing Under the Stars • 7PM
Beerfest • 12PM-6PM Leonardtown Summer Music St. Mary’s College River Concert Series • Buenos
Historic St. Mary’s City Festival Presents: Red, White & Music of Rutter, Arvo Part, and others Aires Night on the St. Mary’s •
Join the annual celebration of brews, food, Blues/Jazz First Friday featuring Larry Vote, guest conductor and St. Mary’s 7PM
and music! Sample select craft brews,local Bob Schaller & Friends • 5PM- Singers “Ping”. St. Mary’s College
cuisine, artisans, demos, activities, and live 8PM Music of Ginastera, Guastavino, Piazzolla,
music. Leonardtown JULY 13 and Giraurdo. Jose Cueto, violin soloist and
Beer and brewing have long been a part River Concert Series • A Super guest artist The “2018 Latin Grammy Award
of Maryland history. Starting when the Celebration + Fireworks • 7PM Sunrise Yoga • 7:30AM-8:30AM Winner” The Pedro Giraudo Quartet join
Ark and Dove brought the first colonists St. Mary’s College Leonardtown Wharf the Chesapeake Orchestra.
over with provisions of beer, to Garrett Zumba Fitness Around Town •
Van Sweringen starting one of the first Sound track favorites: Star Wars,
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, 8:30AM-9:30AM
breweries in the colony, beer has played an
important role at St. Mary’s. It is only fitting Lincoln, Sousa, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Port of Leonardtown JULY 20
Historic St. Mary’s City Foundation hosts an Potomac Jazz & Seafood Zumba Fitness Around Town •
annual beer festival! JULY 6 Festival • 12PM-8PM
St. Clement’s Island
Each June during the one-day festival, Port of Leonardtown
Historic St. Mary’s City State House grounds Zumba Fitness Around Town •
Enjoy jazz, seafood & stunning waterside
are filled with music from local bands, beer 8:30AM-9:30AM views with a variety of activities for jazz Coastal Arts Market • 9AM-3PM
making demonstrations, kids activities, Leonardtown Wharf Leonardtown Wharf
enthusiasts! To celebrate our 20th year,
Maryland microbrews, craft vendors, and Leonardtown Summer Music we’re adding a special FREE Friday concert Leonardtown Summer Music
a variety of food trucks. All proceeds from Festival Presents: Latrice Carr • celebration in Leonardtown & Sunday jazz
BeerFest will help further education and
Festival Presents: The Ryan
5PM-8PM brunches & activities in downtown Historic Forrester Band • 6PM-9PM
research at the museum. Leonardtown Square Leonardtown in addition to the Saturday Leonardtown Square
festival at St. Clement’s Island Museum.

River Concert Series • The Art of Leonardtown Summer

Dance • 7PM Music Festival Presents: The
St. Mary’s College
Chesapeake Swing Band • 6PM-
“Les Syphides” Ballet Caliente with the 9PM
Chesapeake Orchestra. Music of Chopin, Leonardtown Square
Arvo Part, and others.
This is a Jazz Era Kickoff Party for the
Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival Weekend
JUNE 29 Celebration celebrating jazz from the 20’s,
30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Featuring a Roaring
Independence Day Fireworks • 20’s performance by Ballet Caliente.
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JULY 27 National Lighthouse Weekend at AUGUST 10
Piney Point Lighthouse • 10AM
Zumba Fitness Around Town • Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Sunrise Yoga • 7:30AM-8:30AM
8:30AM-9:30AM Park Leonardtown Wharf
Port of Leonardtown Head to Piney Point for a fun and **FREE** Zumba Fitness Around Town •
SMBC Summer Boat Regatta • Open House Weekend in recognition of 8:30AM-9:30AM
8AM-4PM • July 27 & 28 National Lighthouse Day, celebrated each Port of Leonardtown
Leonardtown Wharf year on August 7th. Enjoy tours of the
museum, Potomac River Maritime Exhibit,
Vintage racing boats hearken back to a lighthouse tower and grounds. The keeper’s AUGUST 17
bygone era and put on quite a show as they quarters and lighthouse will offer special
compete in various heats on the waters of tours. Zumba Fitness Around Town •
Breton Bay. southernmarylandboatclub. 8:30AM-9:30AM
com National Lighthouse Weekend at Port of Leonardtown
Blackistone Lighthouse • 10AM
St. Clement’s Island Museum Coastal Arts Market • 9AM-3PM
AUGUST 2 Leonardtown Wharf
Head to St. Clement’s Island for a fun
1st Responders First Friday • Open House at Blackistone Lighthouse Leonardtown Summer Music
5PM-8PM in recognition of National Lighthouse Festival Presents: Wesley
Leonardtown Day. Check out the St. Clement’s Island Spangler Concert • 6PM-9PM
Museum before taking a boat ride out to Leonardtown Square
Govener’s Cup Yacht Race St. Clement’s Island and the Blackistone
August 2-3 Lighthouse. Children’s Day at St. Clement’s
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Island Museum • 11AM-2PM
Tours of the Lighthouse, a replica of the St. Clement’s Island Museum
Join the oldest and longest overnight original lighthouse that stood at the same
race on the Chesapeake. The race starts location, will be available free of charge. Join St. Clement’s Island Museum for
in Annapolis and ends in St. Mary’s City. The last boat to the island will leave at 2PM. a FREE day of kid-friendly fun on the beautiful waterside lawn of St. Clement’s
Island Museum. Families can enjoy lots
AUGUST 9 of activities including games, crafts, face
painting, a bike raffle, snow cones, balloons
AUGUST 3 Shakespeare in the City and lots more.
•7:30PM-10PM • August 9-15
Beach Party on the Square • St. Mary’s City
4PM-9PM Join us at Historic St. Mary’s City with a
Leonardtown picnic and lawn chair spending an evening Zumba Fitness Around Town •
Fun in the sun in downtown Leonardtown! enjoying one of Shakespeare’s beloved 8:30AM-9:30AM
Say goodbye to summer with sand masterpieces. Tickets Port of Leonardtown
volleyball, live bands, fire truck hose downs, available at
Leonardtown Summer Music
strolling entertainers, and so much more. Festival Presents: Robbie Booth
• 6PM-9PM
Leonardtown Square

Home Grown Farmers Market

Open for the Season!
Spring Season
Saturdays • 9AM-1PM
Peak Season Begins June 19th
Wednesday • 10AM-2PM & Saturday • 9AM-1PM

Fresh Produce Flowers Plants

Meats Cheeses Baked Goods



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May 18th - September 7th, 2019

Join us Various locations throughout Leonardtown

for a Summer Leonardtown Square

22670 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD
of Music and Leonardtown Wharf
Fun! State Hwy 326, Leonardtown, MD

Leonardtown Summer Music Festival Concert Schedule

All Concerts are FREE Except Where Noted
Saturday, May 18th Saturday, June 22nd Friday, August 2nd
U.S. Navy Band Country Current Six Gun South on the Square The Josh Riley Band
for Armed Forces Day on the Square 6:00 PM-9:00 PM First Responders First Friday on the Square
6:00 PM-8:00 PM 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Friday, July 5th
Thursday, May 23rd Red, White and Blues and Jazz First Friday with Saturday, August 3rd
LHS Jazz Ensemble @ the Wharf Bob Schaller and Friends on the Square Funkzilla at Beach Party on the Square
6:00 PM-7:30 PM 5:00 PM-8:00 PM 4:00 PM-9:00 PM
Rain Date: Thursday, May 30th, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 6th Saturday, August 17th
Monday, May 27 Latrice Carr on the Square Wesley Spangler on the Square
SMYOC Concert @ the Wharf 6:00 PM-9:00 PM 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Friday, July 12th Saturday, August 31st
Saturday, June 1st Chesapeake Swingband on the Square Robbie Boothe on the Square
The Lucky Few on the Square Jazz Era Kickoff Party for the 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival Weekend
The evening will be a celebration of jazz throughout the
Friday, September 6th
Sunday, June 2nd 20’s (jazz age), the 30’s & 40’s (swing era),
Don Stapleson
Church of Nazarene Concert @ the Wharf Arts & Entertainment First Friday on the Square
& the 50’s-90’s (modern & Latin jazz).
5:00 PM-7:00 PM 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
There will be a special performance from Ballet Caliente
Friday, June 7th 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Saturday, September 7th
HydraFX Bushwoodstock III @ the Wharf
Saturday, July 20th
Crabfest First Friday on the Square Scholarship Fundraiser ($)
Ryan Forrester Band on the Square
5:00 PM-8:00 PM Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
2:00 PM-8:00 PM
$ fee for admission

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Thursday, May 23, 2019 25

Announcing the 1st Annual Leonardtown firetruck hosedown, free kayak

Summer Music Festival. This exciting new rides, Zumba and yoga demos, 40
Festival features great artists like Six Gun South, tons of sand in the middle of Town
The Ryan Forrester Band, Latrice Carr, Wesley and more on Saturday, August 3rd
Spangler, Robbie Boothe and more! The Festival from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., and
runs from May 18th – September 7th, and thanks the Jazz Era Concert/Kickoff
to generous Sponsors that include Marrick Party for the Potomac Jazz
Homes, Quality Built Homes, and Leonardtown & Seafood Festival Weekend
Chevrolet, Buick and GMC, the majority of the Celebration. This special event
music festival concerts are offered FREE to the is a FREE, jazz era concert/
public. The festival offers something for everyone party in historic Leonardtown
from family-friendly events to more adult oriented with the Chesapeake
evenings. New this year, attendees are able to Swingband performing from 6:00
Order a Picnic from participating restaurants in p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Leonardtown
Town (Social Coffeehouse & Speakeasy, Big Square. The evening will be a
Larry’s Eatery, Jessie’s Kitchen, Smokey Joe’s celebration of jazz throughout The Leonardtown Summer Music Festival
on the Town, Shepherds Old Field Market and the 20’s (jazz age), the 30’s-40’s (swing era), is brought to you by the Commissioners of
Port of Leonardtown Winery) offering a variety of and the 50’s-90’s (modern and Latin jazz). There Leonardtown, Leonardtown Business Association
options from light refreshments to a full meal and will be a special Roaring 20’s dance performance in partnership with the St. Mary’s Arts Council and
a beer growler or bottle of wine, and parents can from Ballet Caliente during the evening and a James LePore Productions. For more information,
also drop their children off to be entertained with classic antique car show featuring classic cars and to view the full concert schedule, please visit:
kid-friendly art projects while they enjoy a date- from the 20’s – the 50’s courtesy of St. Mary’s
night at a concert on the Square through the Drop Rod & Classic Car Club. Attendees are encouraged
N’ Dine Program - available by reservation only for to come in their choice of period costume from In conjunction with Leonardtown’s summer
select concerts through participating businesses the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s or 50’s. There will be raffles events, Visit St. Mary’s MD, the destination
in Town (St. Mary’s Arts Council, Leonardtown and prizes awarded for best costumes. More fun marketing organization for St. Mary’s County, is
Arts Center, Wine & Design’s Art Buzz Kids, and and surprises are being planned for the festival. excited to launch its “Leonardtown is Awesome”
Yellowline Art Studio). The Maryland State Arts Council will be filming campaign, which highlights all the fun, exciting,
during the Jazz Era event on July 12th for inclusion and memorable experiences you can have around
Signature concerts include the Funkzilla Band in an Arts & Entertainment film to be screened on town. To celebrate the new campaign, Visit St.
performing at the 17th Annual Leonardtown Beach Maryland Arts Day. Be sure to come in costume Mary’s is running multiple Instagram contests
Party on the Square, a popular, end-of-summer and be there early! throughout the summer with many awesome
blowout party featuring strolling performers (like prizes. Follow Visit St. Mary’s @VisitStMarysMD
Transformers Bumblebee!), pony rides, a and utilize the hashtag #AwesomeLeonardtown
to keep updated!


August 3rd
4PM - 9PM
On the Squ Leonardtown Square
Washington St.


Strolling Entertainment • Pony Rides
Fire Truck Hosedown
Moon Bounces • Water Slide
Learn How To Be a Hero
from Transformers Bumblebee
40 Tons of Sand in the Middle of Town
& Much More!

For more information, contact: Brandy Blackstone at
or visit:

Calvert County Summer Calendar

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flowers, and bedding plants. You can Kid’s Pirate Pizza Cruise •
Thursday, May 23, 2019

sample the wines from our very own 11:30AM-1PM
Chesapeake Windsail Cruises Calvert County wineries and purchase by Wm. B. Tennison JUNE 8
Chesapeake Beach the glass or bottle. Classic car enthusiasts
can enjoy viewing some of the coolest Dress like a pirate and eat pizza on board
Sunset Cruise: What a lovely way to end a the Tennison - Arggggggh! $15 per person. 7th Annual End Hunger Dragon
vehicles in the area at the Classic Car Boat Festival 9AM-2PM
beautiful summer day while visiting historic Cruise-In. The Friday Night Art Fair also will
Southern Maryland than by watching
Dee of St. Mary’s Public Sail • North Beach
be taking place on Bay Avenue ( between 2:30PM-4:30PM
the sunset over the twin beaches on the 5th and 7th street) and is open to all artists The End Hunger Dragon Boat Festival is
Western Shores of the Chesapeake Bay! Calvert Marine Museum
who locally design, make and sell art. The the event of the summer in North Beach
Complimentary snacks and water will be vision of the NB Art Fair is the promote The museum offers 2-hour public sails Maryland. TEAM REGISTRATION Team
served. locally design art and produce creative aboard the historic vessel Dee of St. registration is NOW OPEN! Team spots
Moonlight Cruise: On a clear night the and unique art. The Art Fair’s program Mary’s. This is a great way to experience are limited to 32 and are planned to sell
moon lights up the bay! A great way to helps community-cased artist and art the Patuxent River aboard an iconic out this year. Register your team today to
experience a romantic cruise under the organizations make locally produced art Chesapeake Bay Skipjack. Learn about secure your spot. Along Bay Avenue, you
moonlight is on the Chesapeake Bay. available to the community residents and watermen, workboats, and what they will find the Dragon Boat Team’s tents
The water lights up (phosphorescence) visitors. Stop by and find some art work. caught. Help raise and lower the sail. Sails and local food and craft vendors. There
as the boat glides through it! Our depart from the Calvert Marine Museum. will also be live entertainment happening
Advance reservations are required by noon throughout the day, from stilt walkers
Moonlight Cruise sails May - September. MAY 25 the Friday prior to the sail.
Complimentary snacks and water will be to music on the beach. Teams will be
served. 8th Annual Chesapeake Beach competing for the Best Decorated Tent Stars & Stripes Festival • May MAY 28 Award and Decked Out Drummer Award,
so be sure to vote for your favorites at the
25-27 Merchandise Tent. Friday, June 8 @ 8:00PM
The Town of Chesapeake Beach Calvert Stewards: Monarch Larva
MAY 24 Monitoring Project • 2PM-4PM Join us Friday night at the North Beach
We strive to educate our youth and Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary Boardwalk Farmer’s Market for the Dotting
Special Needs Night • 5PM - 7PM our community on the true meaning of the Eye! This ceremony is an ancient
Calvert Marine Museum of Memorial Day. Join us as we Reflect, This volunteer opportunity is one of many tradition that awakens the dragons and
Respect and Remember that will be offered through October to officially kicks off the Dragon Boat Festival.
Family fun night for families with special improve conservation efforts for monarch Then Saturday morning – we RACE to end
needs, offered in cooperation with Calvert Splish Splashin Fun for the butterflies. hunger! Parking is limited, so carpooling is
County Parks & Recreation Therapeutic Whole Family - Opening Day! • encouraged!
Recreation Services. This event is FREE to
the public.
11AM-7PM JUNE 1 Southern Maryland Acoustic
Chesapeake Beach Water Park
Friday Night Farmers’ Market, Green Living Festival & Market • Music Assembly • 1PM-9PM
Splish Splashin Fun For the Whole Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Classic Car Cruise-In & Art Fair • Family. Opening day is May 25th. Come 9AM-2PM
6PM-9PM • Every Friday join the fun. Tickets are on sale now at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center Join us for a day of song circles and
The Town of North Beach acoustic jamming, followed by an evening
Presented by the Calvert County Citizen’s
packages-tickets/daily-tickets/. concert, dinner, and contra dancing.
This weekly market offers seasonal delights Green Team Green businesses & services
Bring your preferred instruments and/
from local farms including, fresh, flavorful - arts & crafts - workshops - kids activities
or your favorite songs to the afternoon
fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, cheese, - food & drink - and more! Join us in
song circles – or just come to listen! In
meat, seafood, fresh-baked goods, cut 2018 for Southern Maryland’s leading
the evening, dinner will be available along
sustainability event, where you can learn
with music from four bands - to be named
how to make your life, and our community,
The evening contra dance will feature a

What a Wonderful Way

healthier – environmentally! Explore more
caller and the Bushwood Mill Band (contra
than 100 booths and talk with leaders and
dance beginners welcome). SMAMA is an
educators in green living, see the recent
opportunity to play, sing, dance, and hear
developments in renewable energy and

to See the Bay

different kinds of music - and to meet other
green technology, learn how to lower
musicians from Southern Maryland and
home energy costs, harness solar power,
beyond! SMAMA is open to all ages and
find green products for your home and
abilities, and is family-friendly. Food, drink,
business, plant a healthier garden, compost

Daily Sailing Cruises

wine/beer will be available.
our waste, and so much more!
Kane Brown Concert • 4:30PM- JUNE 9
Calvert Marine Museum Senator Bernie Fowler’s
Enjoy the splendors of the Chesapeake Bay, the Cliffs of Country music star Kane Brown will Patuxent River Wade In 1PM-
Calvert and the beauty of the region, all during four, daily perform live at Calvert Marine Museum’s
PNC Waterside Pavilion on Saturday, June
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
scheduled, 21⁄2-hour cruises on the Chesapeake Bay. 1. In less than two years, Brown’s impressive Join former Senator Bernie Fowler and
accomplishments have spanned sales, other dignitaries for this great event,
streaming, airplay, and touring—rightly as they wade into the Patuxent rive. Mr.
propelling him to his first ACM award Fowler started the “white sneaker” test
nomination as New Male Vocalist of the as a means of checking water clarity.
Year at the 52nd Academy of Country His ingenuity has led to multi-tributary
Music Awards in 2017. Opening up in our events across Maryland showcasing efforts
beer garden side stage at 5:00 P.M. will be to save our rivers and streams. Before
Maryland’s own rising star Jackson Dean an dafter wading, enjoy environmental
whose rendition of the Star Spangled demonstrations, music, and exhibits.
Banner went viral this past fall. “To A
T” singer Ryan Hurd who’s current hit
“Michigan for the Winter” will appear on JUNE 11
the main stage. Tickets for these three
hot country acts are $35-$89 (additional Chesapeake Beach Railway
fees apply) and go on sale: For Members Museum’s Bay Breeze Concert
- Tuesday, March 26 @ 10:00 A.M. For Series: Dave Chappell • 7:30PM-
General Public - Tuesday, April 2 @ 10:00 9:30PM
A.M. Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum
Join us on the porch of the CB Railway
JUNE 2 Museum for the first concert of the season
featuring The Bay Breeze Concert Series is
Children’s Day on the Farm • held the second Tuesday of every month
11AM-5PM from June through September, 7:30-
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum 9:30pm, on the porch of the museum.
855-561-8810 Come celebrate Southern Maryland’s The concert series is free and open to the
Major credit cards accepted public.
rural heritage at the free day of family
Departing from Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa in Chesapeake Beach fun!! Includes hands on activities, games, pony rides, farm animals, tractors and live

Thursday, JUNE
May 23,
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films that exhibit the multi-cultural and
diverse aspects of American life. The

Father’s Day Fishing Derby • festival will have its 3rd annual event June
10AM-12PM 21-23 2019 in the beautiful town of North
North Beach Pier (Lower Level) Beach, Maryland.
Free Family Fishing Event. Prizes awarded
for fisherfolk! Door prize! and fun! We
provide worms, barbless hooks for safety
and prizes! You provide poles, tackle and Teddy Bear Tea • 10AM-12PM
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
Insurance Group
any of your lucky fishing supplies. Small
coolers allowed on the pier. Closed toe Bring a stuffed animal or doll friend and
shoes, sunscreen and hats suggested. dress up as fancy as you’d like to attend
a tea party at the Park. We will enjoy tea AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS • LIFE
Movies on the Beach • 7:30PM party games, stories, and of course treats!
Town of North Beach Session One (10:00 - 12:00 pm) Session
Movies on the Beach and Drive-In Movies
always start at dusk (the actual time
Two (1:00 - 3:00 pm) Free for members, $5
per person (non-members).
For a FREE insurance quote,
varies). A local favorite; visitors are always
WELCOME! The movies on the beach are Pride of Southern Maryland call us today 410-449-6500
projected onto a large, inflatable screen in Celebration! 11AM-2PM
the sand. Bring your beach chair or blanket Calvert Marine Museum
and get comfy on the beach! In addition Exciting news! SOMD Pride is back for the
to movies on the beach, the Town is now 3rd year! So gather your friends and family!
showing a “drive-in” movie in September Please join us at the Corvin Pavillion. Food
and October on the visitor parking. And and drinks will be available.
the best part is, all the movies are FREE!
June 15: Bumblebee July 20: Ralph Breaks Cornhole Tournament to Benefit
the Internet August 17: The Incredibles Special Olympics • 1PM-5PM
2 September 21: Jurassic World Fallen Calvert Brewing Company at Running Hare
Kingdom (Drive-In Movie) Vineyard
JUNE 16 at Running Hare Vineyard - proceeds to
benefit the Special Olympics of Calvert &
Father’s Day Kayak Adventure • St. Mary’s Counties! Hosted By: Montague
11:30AM-2PM Properties, Keller Williams Select Realtors.
Kings Landing Park $20 Per Person, Blind Draw, Prizes for Top
3 Teams! Be a SPONSOR for this fabulous
For adults and families, under 7 years event! Sponsorship Tiers Gold: $500 -
not permitted. Enjoy a fun, family paddle 55 Church Street
Electronic Advertisement, Banner and
to visit the Great Blue Heron families at Space for Table/Tent at Event! Silver: $250 Prince Frederick, MD 20678
their tree nests! Bring a bagged lunch for
a pier picnic on Black Swamp Creek, and
- Electronic Advertisement and Banner
displayed at event. Bronze: $100 - Your
have clothes/shoes you can go for a forest company name is included in all electronic
hike in. Special registration information:
Participants may bring their own paddles
advertisement. Any donations are
welcome! **Banners, Tables, Chairs & Tents
and life vests. Volunteer Kayak Leader - provided by sponsor. 10% of sales from
approved by Naturalist Running Hare and Calvert Brewery for that
Open Flames Cooking Class • time will be donated to Special Olympics.
2PM-5PM To purchase tickets or to donate / sponsor,
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum visit our EventBrite sign-up at: https://bit.
ly/2IQuB1h Contact Montague Properties
Looking for a fun Father’s Day for the at 301-327-3111 for questions, sign-up or
family? Learn a variety of Native American donations! Shad Montague: x702 Tracy
cooking skills including baking without an Fiore: x706 James Armel: x707
oven, boiling water without a pot, and how
to cook like a pro over an open fire. This
class is perfect for campers, backpackers,
people who are just plain curious, and
those exploring the true paleo diet. Mud Day at Annmarie Garden •
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Rain or shine; no pets; no smoking.
3rd Annual North Beach Celebrate International Mud Day with
American Film Festival • June an afternoon of family-friendly muddy
21-23 mayhem. Explore our squishy art projects,
The Town of North Beach play in the mud kitchen, create a terrarium,
paint with mud - and cavort in our giant
The NBAFF showcases the best in mud pit! Snack vendors will be on site.
American Independent Film, spotlighting

28 The County Times Thursday, May 23, 2019

Bring a picnic and lawn chairs. Rinse-off View Fireworks on the North and spend a part of the day looking at our painted ($5 fee), and take your picture in
stations will be available, but bring extra Beach Boardwalk • 7:30PM artwork and meeting the artists. Consider the life-size jaws of a Megalodon shark. The
clothes and prepare for a muddy car ride Town of North Beach joining us at our monthly receptions and award-winning Museum Store will be fully
home! This is a rain or shine event. Please special events. Reception: July 13th 5-8:00 stocked with new shark mementos to take
no pets. No smoking. View Fireworks from the Boardwalk. Rain pm. home. Museum members save 10% off in
date is July 5th the store and everyone will enjoy the new
JULY 3 JULY 13 express checkout at Sharkfest. Both vilified
JULY 4 and ruthlessly hunted, this keystone species
Earth, Wind & Fire Concert • Art Blooms Floral Design Exhibit is becoming seriously threatened. Learn
7PM-10PM 4th of July Fireworks on 2019 • July 13- 14 why preserving these ancient animals is
Calvert Marine Museum Solomons Island Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center critical to the health of our oceans. Strollers
Solomons Island Road are not allowed in the museum during
Enjoy an evening with the legendary music Art Blooms Floral Design Exhibit - 10th Sharkfest.
group, Earth, Wind & Fire on Wednesday, Visitors and residents alike designate the Anniversary! Saturday & Sunday, July 13
July 3 as you kick off your long holiday annual Solomons July 4th Fireworks on & 14, 2019, 10am-5pm both days; free
Solomons Island as an annual favorite. JULY 17
weekend! Earth, Wind & Fire are a music admission Art Blooms is a weekend exhibit
institution. Over their five-decade history, Fireworks start at dusk. featuring the work of more than 35 floral A Splash Free Celebration •
they’ve sold out concerts all around the designers from across the region. Each
globe, scored eight number one hits, JULY 10 floral designer is assigned a work of art 6:30PM-9:30PM
and have sold over 100 million albums in the Main Gallery or the Kay Daugherty Chesapeake Beach Water Park
worldwide. Celebrating timeless songs Art Show: Trash To Treasure Gallery and asked to create an arrangement Join us in celebration of our 25th season
and a commitment to spreading positivity, at CalvART Gallery • July inspired by that work of art. The results are at the Chesapeake Beach Water Park. Live
Earth, Wind & Fire has consistently made 10- August 4 surprising, beautiful, and provocative - and music by John Luskey. Southern MD sunset,
music that has bridged the gap among all CalvART Gallery not to be missed. Admission is FREE! appetizers, adult beverages.
generations and nationalities. Whether it’s
the funky and infectious “Let’s Groove” to CalvART is a cooperative gallery located Sharkfest! • 10AM-5PM The Screwpile Lighthouse
the timeless dance classic “September” in Prince Frederick, MD, and affiliated Calvert Marine Museum Challenge • July 20-22
to the heartfelt “Reasons”, Earth, Wind with the Arts Council of Calvert County.
calvART is a showcase for artists from Sharkfest highlights the ultimate apex Since 1993 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge
& Fire’s unique blend of funk, jazz, pop, predator of the marine world. During has been a racer’s favorite regatta. This
soul, and R&B is timeless. Tickets will be Southern Maryland and highlights work
from a wide range of styles and media. Our Sharkfest, live sharks will be featured in regatta is held every July, in the middle of
available at www.calvertmarinemuseum. the Corbin Pavilion. The museum is full the summer, in the middle of the beautiful
com beginning April 9 at 10 a.m. for CMM artists excel in paintings, pottery, jewerly,
sculpture, woodturning and photography. of hands-on opportunities to explore the Chesapeake Bay, near Solomons Island.
members and April 16 at 10 a.m. for the diversity of sharks and their remarkable
general public. To become a member, calvART highlights artwork by the Southern
Maryland community and partners with history on planet Earth. Learn fascinating
individuals can visit the website or call Lisa ‘sharktoids’, examine evidence of
Howard, CMM Membership Coordinator at community groups and organizations for its
shows. You are always welcome to browse, prehistoric sharks, paint a shark mural,
(410) 326-2042 ext. 16. make a shark-themed craft, get your face



Saturday • June 8 • 2019

Races Start & Finish at Leonardtown Wharf
On Line Registration - $30 •
Event Day Registration - $35 • 9:00 – 9:30 AM
Races Begin 10:15 AM • Rain Date June 22
All skill levels welcome—a fun event for teens & adults!


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JULY 26 individuals can visit the website or call Lisa tastings and sales of local farm products, amazing food trucks offering a wide variety
Howard, CMM Membership Coordinator, at food trucks, live music, and entertainment of cuisine. We have Greek, Italian, BBQ,
Brett Eldredge Concert 7PM- (410) 326-2042 ext. 16. for the whole family. Seafood, Pizza, Mexican, Caribbean, Soul
10PM Food, Creole, Desserts and more! This event
Calvert Marine Museum JULY 29 AUGUST 2 is built for the whole family! Live music all
day! Band lineup will be announced soon.
Country fans get their second show of the Touch-A-Truck, Car Show, Shopping at our
season with Brett Eldredge on Friday, July 3rd Annual Buy Local Challenge Gavin Degraw Concert • 7PM-
Celebration Event • 5PM-8PM 10PM Vendor Village, and Moon bounces & Pony
26. This singer/songwriter dropped his Rides for the kids! Gates Open at 11, Ends at
first two albums into the top two positions Spider Hall Farm Calvert Marine Museum
7:00pm Light Rain or Shine We’re all about
of Billboard’s country chart with “Bring The Southern Maryland Agricultural Multi-platinum selling singer, performer, food, family, and fun. So bring your friends,
You Back” and “Illinois”, and did the same Development Commission (SMADC), and songwriter GAVIN DeGRAW will neighbors, and family and join us! Gates
with an incredible six singles in a row, all a division of the Tri-County Council for perform live at the Calvert Marine open at 11 am for Admission. Avoid the lines
hitting #1. More recently, fan-favorite “Love Southern Maryland, is pleased to announce Museum’s PNC Waterside Pavilion on and get there early!
Someone” gives true meaning to the term that Spider Hall Farm, in Prince Frederick, Friday, August 2. DeGraw first broke
“man’s best friend”. Eldredge’s throaty will be the host venue for the 3rd Annual through with the 2003 release of his debut
baritone shines with casual confidence,
Buy Local Challenge Celebration (BLC). album, Chariot, which sold over 1 million
and progressive country mixes freely The Annual Celebration invites the general copies, earned platinum certification, and
with classic pop and soul. Tickets will be Solomons Dragon Boat Festival
public to experience the bounty, the food yielded three smash singles: I Don’t Want
available at www.calvertmarinemuseum. and the fun of Maryland’s farms. The To Be, Follow Through, and the title-track, • 8AM-4PM
com beginning May 7 at 10 a.m. for CMM summer evening event will take place at Chariot. Later albums in 2008 and 2011 Solomons Island
members and May 10 at 10 a.m. for the Spider Hall Farm on Monday, July 29 from gave fans hits such as In Love With A Girl, The Solomons Dragon Boat Festival is a
general public. To become a member, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and will feature Not Over You, and Best I Ever Had. Since fun filled event of friendly competition and
then, DeGraw has been consistently touring team building while raising funds for much
around the world. Tickets go on sale to needed programs for SMCR, Inc. Race day

members Tuesday, May 14 at 10:00 A.M, will be filled with intense, heart-pounding
and on sale to the general public Tuesday, action and the sounds of Chinese drums
May 17 at 10:00 A.M. To become a member, will fill the air. A variety of entertainment,
and have a chance at the best seats in the food, crafts and kid- friendly activities will
house, join through the website or call Lisa round out the event. Dragon boats are
Howard, CMM Membership Coordinator, at narrow 40 foot long boats with colorful,
(410) 326-2042 ext. 16. hand carved dragon heads mounted on the
bow. Powered by 16 paddlers, a drummer
AUGUST 10 and a steers-person, everyone must work
together to cross the finish line faster than
MD Food Truck Festival 11AM- their competition. Dragon Boating is an
exciting team sport that encompasses the
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum elements of power, speed, synchronization
and endurance. It’s a sport of inches and
SERVING ST. MARY’S & CALVERT COUNTY Join us for the best food trucks around!
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3rd Annual
Green Manor Bring your family and enjoy all of
the farm tractors and other items

Farm Show
that will be on display.

Antique Tractor Pull

& Mini Rods Pull
10 am Saturday June 1
Registration starts at 8:30 am
Awards for:
Best In Show Tractor Garden Tractor Pull
Best In Class Engine/ 10 am Sunday June 2
Equipment Registration starts at 8:30 am

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Discover What’s New in Leonardtown
30 The County Times Thursday, May 23, 2019

If you haven’t visited historic days lending the restaurant a cool, A trip to Leonardtown wouldn’t One business that started as
Leonardtown recently, there’s so indoor/outdoor vibe; Dos Amigos be complete without a visit to a specialty shop in SOF Market
many new and exciting things Mexican Grill, located on the corner Shepherd’s Old Field (SOF) Market, and has grown and developed is
happening in Town that you’ll of Washington and Fenwick Street, a historic warehouse and hardware contemporary clothing boutique,
definitely want to include the town has already become a core fixture store rehabbed into an indoor Bourbon & Bows. Bourbon & Bows
regularly in your summer plans. in town. Their shrimp fajitas are a marketplace and community has recently moved from SOF to its
Leonardtown is known for its fine local favorite, and visitors will love gathering space located on Duke own location on Fenwick Street right
dining and one-of-a-kind experiences, the friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Street behind the Leonardtown off the Leonardtown Square (between
and the new restaurants and specialty Their outdoor dining provides front Fire House. The Market opened last Board & Brush and S-Kape Salon and
shops that have recently hung row seating to the exciting summer year and already houses close to Spa). Bourbon & Bows offers unique
shingles in Town certainly add to concerts and events that take place 35 eclectic, specialty shops and has brands that can’t be found in local
the rich culture and exciting energy in Leonardtown Square; and the Slice recently added a coffee shop and stores. They feature items ranging
in this vibrant town, and there are House offers authentic, New York- beer garden (Brudergarten). Attached from casual to dressy women and
a lot of exciting changes with some style pizza that can be ordered, of to the Market is a personal training men’s clothing, handmade jewelry,
long-standing businesses and events course by the slice, but soon patrons studio that opened with SOF Market, shoes, and other fun accessories. “We
that make them worth taking another will also be able to order full pies root, SUP & Fitness. The studio offers are very happy to be a part of the
look. as well. Owner, Ken Held, lovingly unique fitness experiences from Leonardtown business community.”,
restored the business that sits on the Stand Up Paddleboarding, bootcamp store owner, Cameron Rich, shared.
For those looking for comfortable, corner of Park and Lawrence Avenue style fitness classes, and aerial yoga. Ms. Rich went on to note, “The
casual dining experience, Smokey to include pieces of Leonardtown SOF Market is definitely the place to existing businesses on Fenwick Street
Joe’s on the Town andDos Amigos history - with historic photos of “Old be as they frequently host live music and throughout the town have been
Mexican Grill on Washington Street Town Leonardtown” hung throughout and special events from fashion very welcoming and encouraging.
andThe Slice Houseon Park Avenue the restaurant, and when you visit, be shows and wine tastings to comedy We are excited to be a part of such
add a wonderful variety of dining sure to check out the one-of-a-kind improv nights. Town Administrator, a great area where everything
options for visitors. Smokey Joe’s piece of artwork that hangs above the Laschelle McKayrecently talked (shopping, dining, and entertainment)
on the Town provides great home- ovens. Nick (Torch) Boyd of Maryland about what a wonderful addition SOF are all within walking distance.”
style American cuisine - offering Custom Metals at Shepherd’s Old Market is to the Town, “The opening
everything from pulled pork, spicy Field Market created the impressive of Shepherd’s Old Field Market and Anyone looking for fun, unique
jerked chicken, baby back ribs and metal pizza slice artwork for the the Brudergarten has brought new experiences should check out Board &
wings. Round out the meal with their pizza house. These special pieces of shopping and entertainment options Brushand Escape Rooms of Southern
beer battered onion rings or loaded Leonardtown lend the pizza house a along with providing an incubator for Maryland. At Board & Brush, visitors
fries. A special feature is the wall feeling of already being an authentic small startup businesses.” can choose decorative pieces from
that opens to the outside on warmer town landmark. boards to clocks to distress and

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Town of Chesapeake BeaCh

May 25
evenTs Stars & Stripes Festival 10 am
“reflect, respect, remember” veterans’ park
then personalize with stain, select concerts including: St. May 26 Stars & Stripes Family Fun Festival
paint and stencils. By the end Mary’s Arts Council, Leonardtown kellam’s field 1 -6 pm
of the evening, attendees have Arts Center, Wine & Design’s
a finished piece of art to take
home. At Escape Rooms of
Art Buzz Kids, and with Artist,
Carrie Patterson (Carrie’s art May 27 Stars & Stripes Festival 10 am
Southern Maryland, groups work studio opened in Leonardtown american Legion Ceremony veterans’ park
together to search for clues last year, and she will be offering
and hidden puzzles to unlock a her new Yellowline Art Project
mystery of each room in order
to “escape”. Both businesses
Boxes for kids to try during
the Drop N’ Dine for select June 8 End Hunger Dragon Boat Races
opened in 2018 and offer
entertaining group activities that
concerts).The LSMF is sponsored
by the Commissioners of
north Beach waterfront 9 am
are great for special celebrations
and team-building exercises.
Business Associationin June 15 Moonlight Cruise
Changes are also taking place
with the events and happenings
partnership with the St.
Mary’s Arts Counciland James Aboard the Miss Lizzy
in Town. Leonardtown, one of
LePore Productions. For the
full concert schedule and to
with Dr. ralph eshelman
twenty-six Arts & Entertainment learn how to order a picnic
Districts in Maryland, has created
a new, one-of-a-kind event
for music, art and food lovers
bag for this season’s concerts
or to participate in the Drop
N’ Dine Program, visit: www.
July 3 Fireworks Over the Bay at Dusk
this season. The Leonardtown
Summer Music Festival (LSMF)
July 5 Fireworks Rain Date
combines the Commissioners of Ms. McKay noted, “If you
Leonardtown’sSummer Concert
Series and the Leonardtown
haven’t been to Leonardtown in
a while you need to visit soon.
July 19 Moonlight Cruise
Business Association’s
Downtown Tunes Concert Series
There is so much happening.
New housing in Clarks Rest and
Aboard the Miss Lizzy
into one amazing music festival Meadows at Town Run, new 1970’s vintage night Cruise
that will run from Saturday, apartments right downtown
May 18th- September 7th. The with Park Ave. Apartments,
festival will provide a summer
of free concerts, dancing, great
Seymour Town Apartments and
now the brand-new Hamptons
Aug 24 Moonlight Cruise
food and fun. Featured artists
include Six Gun South, Ryan
at Leonardtown apartment
complex. The Leonardtown
Aboard the Miss Lizzy
Forrest Band, Latrice Carr, Wharf waterfront park is music by ross Crampton
Wesley Spangler, andRobbie getting a new amenity as well,
Boothe. And now, attendees will construction of a new floating
be able to pre-order picnic bags
from participating businesses
dock for transient boats will
begin this summer. A visit
Sept 14 A Taste of the Beaches 12–5 pm

in Town for select concerts. to Leonardtown, Southern
Participating local restaurants Maryland’s only Arts &
include: Social Coffeehouse & Entertainment District, is a must
Speakeasy, Big Larry’s Eatery, this summer!”
Jessie’s Kitchen, Smokey Joe’s on
the Town, Shepherd’s Old Field Leonardtown’s Mayor, Daniel
MarketandPort of Leonardtown Burris, summed it up by saying, all events subject to change without notice. for
Winery. Additionally, parents “It’s an exciting time to be a part
more info visit
can drop off their children to of Leonardtown with all the new
be entertained with kid-friendly things happening in Town.” and search special events. 410-257-2230
art experiences at participating
businesses/organizations for
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Thursday, May 23, 2019 The County Times Education 33

St. Mary’s College Tuition Rising

As part of St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s commit-
ment for providing rigorous, relevant, and experiential
education accessible to everyone with the talent, ambi-
tion, and potential to do the work, St. Mary’s College is
proud to have the highest four-year graduation rate in
Maryland and the lowest debt among graduates of all
Maryland’s public 4-year institutions.
In fact, according to LendEDU, St. Mary’s College
graduates benefit from one of the lowest average debt
figures in the United States, ranking #135 out of all
1,080 institutions analyzed and #70 amongst all similar
public schools.
The slight increase in tuition, approved by the Board
of Trustees on May 10, will be only the fourth increase
at Maryland’s public honors college in six years. The
Board approved a two percent tuition increase for the
2019-20 academic year. In-state tuition will increase by
$238 to the rate of $12,116; out-of-state tuition will also
increase two percent by $552 to the rate of $28,192;
District of Columbia resident tuition will increase 1.09
percent by $238 to the rate of $22,116.
A tuition freeze by the College locked rates into
place for students between fiscal years 2013-14. The
state legislature enabled St. Mary’s College to imple-
ment an 8.6 percent in-state tuition reduction in fiscal age of 29 percent, compared to the 18 percent increase state tuition remains below what it was for the 2012-13
year 2015 – the largest price cut in the country at that at St. Mary’s College during that same time frame. academic year. Our mission is to provide an excellent
time for a public four-year school. “The decision to increase tuition is one that we take liberal arts education that is both accessible and afford-
Since 2007, national public colleges and universities seriously,” said Tuajuanda C. Jordan, president of St. able. We continue to answer that call.”

Who’s Your Her

have increased tuition by an average of 50 percent and Mary’s College. “Although the College will implement Michael Bruckler, Vice President of Integrated Mar-
Maryland public colleges and universities by an aver- a modest increase for the 2019-20 academic year, in- keting and Strategic Communications

Who’s Your Hero?

St. Mary’s County has many “Hometown Heroes”
We all know one, a volunteer, a mentor, a community
leader, a first responder, a good neighbor, a big brother
or sister, a leader in the classroom or church.
Throughout 2019 the County Times will feature
stories of St. Mary’s County “Hometown Heroes.”

To shine a spotlight
on your hero email
their name & contact info to

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34 Sports The County Times Thursday, May 23, 2019

Quade Doubles in Potomac The Tackle Box Fishing Report

Limited Late Models
Alvey in RUSH Crates, Nelson Gets 50th

Derick Quade was victorious for the second time this season in last Friday
nights 20-lap Limited Late Model headliner at Potomac Speedway. The win for
Quade, steering his Black Diamond no.74, would be the 15th of his Potomac
career and third overall feature win of the season.
Quade burst from the pole and would lead all 20-circuits taking the win by a
wide margin over runner-up Brandon Long. “We found a few things with this
car and it just keeps to be getting better.” Quade stated post race. “The track was
a little rough tonight but the crew gave me such a good car it made my job pretty
easy.” Defending track champion Tyler Emory was third with Billy Tucker and
Sam Archer completing the top-five.
Delaware invader Nick Davis lead all 20-laps of the RUSH Crate Late Model
main over current point leader Darren Alvey. Unfortunately, Nick’s winning
mount did not survive the tech line and he would be disqualified, handing the
win to Alvey, his second triumph of the season. Kyle Lear, Chuck Bowie, Joey
Love and Jeremy Pilkerton would eventually comprise the top-five.
Kyle Nelson achieved a personal goal with his win in the 15-lap Hobby Stock
event. The win would be Nelson’s 23rd career division feature win and the
overall 50th of his Potomac career. “I think we›ve been chasing this for the last Victoria Mazyck and Marcus Simpson show off catfish from Point Lookout Fishing Pier.
10 years it feels like, and I’m glad we were able to get it done. Buddy Dunagan,
Hilton Pickeral, Greg Morgan and current point leader Mike Latham rounded
out the top-five. By Guy Leonard Catfish were caught in good numbers
Staff Writer from the fishing pier at Point Lookout
In other action, Deuce Wright took his fi rst win of the season in the 15-lap
Street Stock feature, Nabil Guffey wired the field for his second Strictly Stock this week. At least three nice rockfish
Rockfish in the 19 to 22 inch size are were mixed in with the catfish. The
triumph and Cody Stamp out ran the field for his second U-Car victory of the
in the bay and Potomac in good num- shore line rocks and the beaches on the
bers for trollers who scored consistently Potomac side had catfish too. There
since the minimum size reduction last were reports of spot and croaker caught
Limited Late Model feature fi nish
Thursday. Lure casters in the mouth of at Point Lookout as well. Catfish are un-
1. Derick Quade 2. Brandon Long 3. Tyler Emory 4. Billy Tucker 5. Sam Ar-
the Patuxent are doing well near struc- der the St. George Island Bridge, and off
cher 6. Todd Plummer 7. Jonny Oliver
ture on top water poppers and swim- the rocks and piers in the public fishing
ming plugs (Bomber Wind Cheaters). areas.
RUSH Crate Late Model feature fi nish
Trollers have switched to smaller lures : The big croaker in the 13 to 15 inch
1. Darren Alvey 2. Kyle Lear 3. Chuck Bowie 4. Joey Love 5. Jeremy Pilkerton
bucktails, Hard Head Custom Jigs, Spe- size as well as spot have been reported
6. Ben Bowie 7. Matt Quade 8. Megan Mann 9. Jonathan Raley 10. Mike Raleigh
cialized Baits, surgical eels,and spoons. in the Rappahanock. We hope to see
11. Harry Shipe III 12. Nick Davis (DQ)
The fish are scattered out the mouth some of these soon in the Potomac and
of the Patuxent both north to the Gas eventually in the Patuxent as they travel
Hobby Stock feature fi nish
Docks and south to the Targets. The north.
1. Kyle Nelson 2. Buddy Dunagan 3. Hilton Pickeral 4. Greg Morgan 5. Mikey
meter lights up on these fish and you Lure casters exploring the creek
Latham 6. Colin Long 7. Billy Crouse 8. Kyle Randall 9. Jonathan Knott 10.
can troll a solid mile without getting out mouths and thoroughfares of the Honga
Stevie Gingery (DNS)
of them. About one in four is a keeper River and in Tangier Sound have found
meeting the 19 inch minimum. An ex- plenty of small rockfish with a few keep-
Street Stock feature fi nish
perienced captain told me this week that ers mixed in, and a surprising number of
1. Deuce Wright 2. Marty Hanbury 3. Ed Pope Jr. (DNS)
this is the best fishing he has seen in our speckeled trout.
area in many years. Fresh water fishing is excellent most
Strictly Stock feature fi nish
The Potomac has similar schools of everywhere.
1. Nabil Guffey 2. John Hardesty 3. Jeff Bloch 4. Johnny Hardesty 5. Jimmy
fish out of Herring Creek in the Potomac Crabs are out of the mud and shedding
Suite 6. Josh Martinson 7. Danny Kitts 8. Daniel Knodle 9. Greg Mattingly 10.
and in the mouth of Breton Bay and on on the full moon. By week’s end they
Ed Pope Sr. 11. JJ Silvious
the edges around St. George Island. Re- will be fattening up and plentiful.
member that the Potomac proper mini- This is Memorial Day Weekend and
U-Car feature fi nish
mum is 20 inches. The Maryland tribu- the forecasts are for perfect weather.
Cody Stamp 2. Allen Griffith 3. Ben Pirner 4. Billy Smith 5. Larry Lamb 6.
taries of the Potomac have the 19 inch When sunny days and plentiful fish
Brad Sayler 7. Justin Knight 8. Ryan Quade 9. Mackenzie Smith 10. Stephen
cut off. come together, all is right in the world.
Suite 11. Joey Suite 12. Ashley Stansell 13. Owen Lacey 14. Nicole Adams
Fishermen caught rockfish (including
a 28 incher that took a surface popper),
By Doug Watson for Potomac Speedway
catfish and perch off the fishing pier at
the Solomons boat ramp.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 The County Times Entertainment 35

River Concert F & GA M E

u n S
Series Returns for there
41. Ridicules
43. Allied Powers vs. Central
12. Space station
14. Gene
19. Satisfy
23. Livid
5. Owl genus

21st Anniversary
45. Produce 24. It comes after “et” 6. Cries
47. Ancient kingdom near 25. More (Spanish)
Dead Sea 26. Electronic data processing 7. Morning
49. Hebrew unit of liquid 27. Buffer solution to separate
capacity DNA and RNA 8. Pass catcher
50. Type of sword 28. Primate
55. “Sin City” actress 29. Scattered 9. Spirit of an era
56. Female reproductive cells 34. Evergreen tree
57. Afflicted 35. What engaged couples 10. Suffix
Summer 2019 Lineup Announced
59. One point north of will say
60. Garland
36. Barbie’s friend
37. Midway between south
13. Megabyte
61. Spiritual leader
62. Negative
and southeast
39. A position from which
14. In an expectant manner
63. Tooth caregiver
64. Cheek
progress can be made
40. Showed up
15. More curving
41. Insecticide
42. Type of milk
20. Plural of thou
CLUES ACROSS 17. Type of horse 1. Form of “to be”
2. A hand has one
44. Verandas
45. Annoyingly talkative
21. Son with the same
1. Sacred bull (Egyptian 18. Volcanic craters
3. Thought 46. Abba __, Israeli politician name

myth.) 20. Type of graph (abbr.) 47. “Heat” director
4. Physical body
5. One-time European money 21. Supporters
22. Not one

5. Removes 48. Plant genus
8. Disfigure 22. North and South are two 51. Swiss river
11. Polish city 25. Spread 6. One who perpetrates
13. Move quickly on foot 30. Adjusted wrongdoing
7. Make one
52. Prejudice
53. Actor Idris
23. The woman
14. Landlocked West African 31. Vietnamese offensive
country 32. Nazi architect 8. Kate and Rooney are two
9. __ Ladd, “Shane” actor
54. Freedom fighters (slang)
58. Criticize
27. Uncouth man
15. Used in aromatherapy 33. Nigerian peoples
16. The greatest of all time 38. When you hope to get 10. Makes fun of 29. Laugh
30. Sustained viral response
31. Between northeast and
CLUES ACROSS Aussie birds 32. In the matter of
44. One who breaks up the 33. A tree that bears acorns
1. Guitarists use them 34. Supervised
5. Makes less intense ground
45. Sacred language of 35. Not quite a full earner
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, July 5: A Super Celebration + Fire- 11. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
some Hindu texts 36. Unpleasant substance
along with the Chesapeake Orchestra works. Featuring soundtrack favor- series
and its Music Director Jeffrey Sil- ites: Star Wars, Superman, Batman, 49. Get free of 37. Some are fake
12. Once in a while 38. Hammer is a famous one
berschlag, are proud to announce the Wonder Woman, Lincoln, plus Sousa 16. Up to the time of 50. Furnace of burning
program for the 2019 River Concert and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. 51. Sent in large quantities 40. Type of cup
17. A moon of Jupiter 41. Poisonous Eurasian plant
Series. The 21st anniversary of the July 12: Mystical Singing Under the 53. Type of medical patent
18. “Riddley Walker” writer 42. An alternative
popular, family-friendly music fes- Stars. Music of Rutter, Arvo Pärt, and (abbr.)
19. Basketball’s 44. Belongs to he
tival will be held on the St. Mary’s others. Featuring Larry Vote, guest 54. Failure to follow the
College Townhouse Green every Fri- conductor, with St. Mary’s College’s “Grandmama” 45. Bond actor’s real name
24. Gallium rules
day evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. premier vocal ensemble PING. 56. Egyptian unit of capacity 46. Ring-shaped objects
(grounds opening at 5 p.m.) from June July 19: Buenos Aires Night on 25. Stocky sea duck 47. One who reads in a
26. Expressions of delight 58. A public promotion of
21 through July 19. the St. Mary’s. Music of Ginastera, some product or service church service
Acclaimed musicians and new art- Guastavino, Piazzolla, and Giraudo, 27. Albanian monetary unit 48. Conceive
28. Some are electric 59. Strongly scented
ists will perform the sounds of clas- José Cueto, violin soloist, and guest subshrub 50. One educated in Japan
sical composition, light classics, and artist, the 2018 Latin Grammy Award- 29. Refine 51. Rural delivery
30. Clusters 60. Miserable in appearance
popular music. The 2019 schedule is winning Pedro Giraudo Tango Quar- 52. Robot smarts (abbr.)
31. Get rid of 63. Coagulated blood
as follows: tet joins the Chesapeake Orchestra. 54. Women
June 21: The Travel Program. Music The River Concert Series program 33. Female body part 64. Boil at low temperature
65. Republic of Ireland 55. German river
from the world capitals: Vienna, Paris, is subject to change. Food and bever- 34. Passerine bird 57. Delaware
Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, St. Pe- ages, provided by local vendors, will 38. One who is killed for CLUES DOWN 61. Automaker
tersburg, and a special musical trip be available for purchase on location, their religion 62. Mystic syllable
1. Pull or tear away
to Delhi with Indian Dance. Music as well as arts, crafts, and other ser- 39. Green (Spanish)
of: Johann Strauss Jr., Offenbach, vices. Attendees are also welcome to 2. Dennis is one
40. Partner to awe 3. Gas
Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Enescu, and bring their own refreshments. Con- 43. Flightless, running
others. Plus, a tribute to Ed Cole. certs are free and open to the public. 4. Popular rec activities
June 28: The Art of Dance. Featur- For more information, visit the River
ing music of Les Sylphides. Ballet Concert Series at http://www.smcm. LAST WEEK’S PUZZLE SOLUTIONS ON PAGE 39
Caliente with the Chesapeake Orches- edu/events/riverconcert/
tra. Music of Chopin, Arvo Pärt, and
others. Press Release from SMCM


Ne w s
36 PAX River The County Times Thursday, May 23, 2019

Patuxent River
Naval Air Station

Navy Announces Prize Challenge for MUX Program

The Navy announced a prize chal- requirements. actional] authorities,” said Rear Adm.
lenge May 22 for its future Marine Air/ “It becomes a physics problem that Brian Corey, who oversees the Program
Ground Task Force, Unmanned Aerial requires a high degree of technical ap- Executive office for Unmanned Avia-
System, Expeditionary (MUX), a ship- titude to develop a MUX capability,” tion and Strike Weapons (PEO (U&W)),
based, long endurance UAS. said Reggie Fagin, MUX class desk during a briefing at the Sea Air Space
“The prize challenge is an innovative engineer. symposium earlier this month. “Part of
solution to get this capability to the Ma- In order for NAVAIR to meet its ag- the approach is it’s a learning approach
rines faster and get the best performance gressive fielding date, PMA-266 will by nature, it’s an interactive approach by
per dollar of investment,” said Capt. award prize challenges in two phases. nature, but industry – how they respond
Eric Soderberg, the Navy’s Multi-Mis- The first phase will seek design con- will change how we move through the
sion Tactical UAS (PMA-266) program cepts for payloads and modularity, prize challenges. So this first prize chal-
manager. “This approach will hopefully emphasizing minimal size and weight lenge is to get people going. It will be
prompt industry to use non-traditional while maximizing performance. The a segment of the problem that we have
ways to develop their concepts.” challenge submissions will be scored to solve to go forward and as we move
Although prize challenges have been and evaluated by a panel of judges. forward the problem will get bigger,
used for decades, the process and execu- Vendors will receive $700,000 for first the prizes will get bigger and hopeful-
tion is relatively new for NAVAIR. The evaluation and mid-tier acquisition as place; $200,000 for second place; and ly we’ll get closer to what the Marine
MUX Integrated Product Team (IPT) tools to decrease cycle time. $100,000 for third place. Corps ultimately needs to meet their
intends to use all available methods of Over the past twelve months the The results of the first phase will fleet requirement.”
engineering and test to decrease time MUX IPT, part of PMA-266, conducted inform a second prize challenge for The Marine Corps is looking to field
to field and increase first pass yield on extensive research and analysis with in- airframe and power plants. The Navy MUX in 2026 on its guided missile de-
its material solution. They intend to use dustry to determine the “art of the pos- expects to award a series of up to eight stroyers. For more information on the
best of breed model based systems en- sible” on types of aircraft that can sat- prize challenge awards for MUX. MUX prize challenge visit www.navair.
gineering, capabilities based test and isfy the Marine’s extremely demanding “We may be using OTA [Other Trans-

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This week the Commissioners ap- on prevention and intervention services. missioners were required to increase our get, which includes road improvements,
proved the FY2020 budget for St. Mary’s The approved budget also provides salary local Income Tax from 3.00% to 3.17%. school repairs, and other important in-
County. The approved General Operat- increases to county employees and Sher- This means that if you have $100,000 of frastructure needs. Part of the budget in-
ing budget of $253,113,474 will provide iff’s Office personnel in order to work Taxable Income, you will pay $170 more cludes three synthetic turf fields at local
$106,242,921 to the Board of Education. toward making their salaries competi- per year. While this is a very small in- parks—these fields are needed to address
This does not provide all of the funding tive with neighboring counties. One in- crease in taxes, it was not a decision that the growing number of children play-
requested by the BoE, but it does provide teresting addition to the budget this year was made lightly, but it was necessary in ing youth sports and will allow for safer
sufficient funding in order to receive a is a Chemist position through the State’s order to fund the Commissioners’ priori- play and increased scheduling. We were
state matching grant that will allow the Attorney Office. This Forensic Scientist ties of education and public safety. There able to use Fund Balance to pay for these
BoE to meet their negotiated agreement Chemist is planned to be a shared posi- will be no increase in Property Taxes— fields—the tax increase is not being used
and fully fund teachers’ salaries. Through tion with Calvert County and will work in fact, we voted this year to increase the to pay for the fields.
partnership with the local Health Depart- to aid in Opioid Epidemic cases, reduc- Homestead Property Tax Credit to help I encourage you to view the budget in
ment, the BoE will fund school safety ing the time needed to process evidence protect property owners from excessive its entirety on the county website at www.
needs through some important grants by 50% and thereby helping to make our fluctuations in property values. Unlike Thank you to every-
that will ensure counseling services are communities safer. with Federal and State taxes, every dollar one throughout county government who
available for our children with a focus In order to fund this budget the Com- paid in local taxes stays in our local com- was involved in the months-long process
munity and impacts our lives. There is no of building this budget and all of the citi-
raise for the commissioners in this bud- zens who provided input throughout the
get and we did cut the baseline by $2.2 process. And thank you for the oppor-
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Another Great
Festival Behind Us
It sure was a great
Strawberry Festival
this year, and it was
nice meeting some
of you who came
and took the time to
say hello, hope you
enjoyed the day. 90
degrees was a bit hot
for me, I looked like
a wilted strawberry
on the vine. Thank
you to our priest and
his wife, Father Chris
and Carole Jubinski,
Mari Rondeau, our
Parish Administra-
tor, and all my fel-
low parishioners who
helped, cooked, baked, spread the word, sang, sold, and otherwise gave
your all to make the event such a success for us and our three charities.
We were fortunate to have representatives from Hospice: Thank you
John Scheffler, great display and information, ACTS; A Community That
Shares: Thank you to Sam Brown who came with information on all the
medical equipment they offer. Thank you to The Clements Cuties – raising
awareness and funds for childhood cancer; Ricky, Elise, and Cadey Ryce,
and Harry and Deb Poole, Greg, Jeppa, and Paige Thornburg, and Jerry
Johnson. You all made quite an impression for sure – Love ya! And thank
you to Leslie Harvey and the Boot Scooters who cam out and danced in all
that heat to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Thank you to all our artists, crafters, and vendors – I think this was one
of the best years!
Thank you to whichever farmer grew those tasty strawberries that I bid
on and won at the Loveville Produce Auction. I always enjoy spending
time there, talking with everyone, and enjoying the food in the concession
stand – my chili and a Coke was perfect after the hard fought battle of win-
ning my two pallets.
Other thanks go to Cathy Conlon who oversees the county Community
Service program, and the community service workers who chose us to
Nick Zurkan who brings recycling set-ups for us every year. Never hurts
to keep the enthusiasm for recycling going.
Thanks to the business owners like April from April’s Pool and Spas in
Charlotte Hall and Race-N-In across from Budd’s Creek Raceway who
allow us to post our big festival signs each year.
Special thanks go out to Louise and David Novak and their wonderful
family and employees who serve THE most amazing barbecue ever and
give of themselves to so many. You know we all love you.
I guess I am just really happy that people in our county go out of their
way to help people in need by participating in, volunteering their time and
talents, and giving in any way they can to charity events or just to help
people. Doesn’t it make your heart happy too? I am looking forward to
helping other fund-raisers during the year, and now I am starting my own
way of giving back in a more personal way by attending Community of
Hope International classes and hopefully becoming certified as a lay Chap-
lain this year. Life is for living, loving, and giving.

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40 Obituaries The County Times Thursday, May 23, 2019

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

Louise Rawley Smith Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- was employed with the Prince George’s James Philip “Poogie”
neral Home, P.A. County Public Schools, and worked as a
Louise Raw- secretary at Oxon Hill High School for Dalrymple, Jr.
ley Smith, 106, 19 years. After she and Sonny retired, James Philip
of California, Sarah “Sally” Ellen Gates they’re favorite thing to do was travel “Poogie” Dal-
MD passed away Sarah “Sally” the world on various cruises. Her fa- rymple, Jr. 73, of
on May 17, 2019 Ellen Gates, 85 vorite was their 40th anniversary trip Lexington Park,
at Chesapeake of Mechanics- to Hawaii. Sally enjoyed her summers MD passed away
Shores Nurs- ville, MD passed with her family at their beach house in on May 17, 2019
ing Center in away with fam- Mechanicsville, MD, which became at his residence
Lexington Park, ily at her side at their permanent residence after retire- with his wife at
MD. St. Mary’s Hos- ment. They would also spend their time his side.
Born July pital in Leonar- in Myrtle Beach, SC at their home away James was
15, 1912 in Urbanna, VA, she was the dtown, MD, on from home. She loved her animals, espe- born on October
daughter of the late James Brook Raw- May 15, 2019. cially her Shih Tzu, Candi. And it wasn’t 11, 1945 in Calvert County, MD to the
ley and Meachie Addie Kidd. She was Born March just the grandkids that got spoiled at late James Philip Dalrymple and Pau-
the wife of the late Edward Lee Smith. 26, 1934 in Washington, D.C., she was Grandma Gates’ house! All the dogs line (Marks) Dalrymple.
She enjoyed her home life and being the loving daughter of the late Kinney knew to go straight to Grandma for a James was self-employed in construc-
outside gardening in the flower beds. Baxter and Sarah Allen. tasty treat!! tion and home improvement for the gov-
Her greatest love was spending time She grew up in Washington, D.C. Sally is survived by her five loving ernment. He married the love of his life,
with her family. along with her sister, Betty Daly. She children; Frank Gates and wife Karen, Carlene Lynn Dalrymple on October
She is survived by her daughter Lou- attended Oxon Hill High School, where of Mechanicsville, MD, Karen Swee- 11, 2016 in Leonardtown, MD. He had
ise Marie Blount of Gambrills, MD, her she met her high school sweetheart, and ney, of California, MD, John Gates, of an amazing personality always joking
grandchildren Gregory Steven Blount of love of her life, Francis “Sonny” Gates, Mechanicsville, MD, James Gates, Sr., around and making people laugh.
Waldorf, MD and Alexander Bernard whom she married on June 28, 1952. of MD, and Donald Gates and Tracey James is survived by his wife, Carlene;
Blount of Cham, Switzerland, and her Sonny and Sally were happily married Young, of Mechanicsville, MD; eleven children, Steve Dalrymple (Tapistry), of
sister Florence Holmes of Saluda, VA. for 56 years until his passing on June 5, grandchildren, Stephen Gates, Kenney Dameron, MD, Janice Dalrymple, of
She has two great-grandchildren, Alicia 2008. Gates and his wife, Diana, Sarah Gates, Hollywood, MD; granddaughter, Kayla
and Naomi Blount. She is preceded in Sally, as she was known by her fam- Tammy Hilburn and her husband, Mi- “Kay Kay”, of Dameron, MD; siblings,
death by her three sisters Isabel Rawley, ily and friends, was a devoted wife, chael, John Gates, Shannon Burroughs Jerry Dalrymple (Mary Ann), of Prince
Rebecca McCullough, and Margaret mother, grandmother, great-grandmoth- and her husband Kyle, James Gates, Frederick, MD; nieces and nephews,
Baxter and two brothers James Rawley er and friend to all that knew her. She Jr., Barbara Gates, Brian Sweeney and
and William Rawley. Nikki, Christy, Paityn, George, Tay-
Candace, Linda Gates, Shanley Young, lor, and Collin; mother-in-law, Dorothy
and Steven Young. She is also survived Hale, of VA; sisters-in-law, Tina Hale,
by twenty two great-grandchildren, of Lexington Park, MD, and Darlene
Bryton, Devon, Teagan, Colin, Hailey, Brown, of VA, brothers-in-law, Wayne
Joshua, Haidyn, Gabby, JJ, Rylan, Lo- Hale, of Oakville, and Shawn Hale, of
gan, Kylie, Brandon, Mikayla, Justin, West VA; nieces and nephews-in-law,
Destiny, Danay, Channing, Brasion, Martina, Brianna, Ruby, and Devin
Lacey, Harleigh, and Tripp. Sally also Mason; and his dog/daughter/caregiver,
leaves behind numerous nieces and Crazy Dalrymple. He was preceded in
nephews. death by his parents, and his sister and
Family and friends were invited to brother-in-law, June Barbour (Jim).
Sally’s Life Celebration in the Brins- Family will receive friends for James’
field Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Life Celebration on Thursday, May 23,
Road, Leonardtown, MD on Monday, 2019 from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. with a
May 20, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service at 12:00 p.m., at Brins-
with prayers said at 7:00 p.m. A Fu- field Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood
neral Service was offered on Tuesday, Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Inter-
May 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., celebrated ment will follow at Charles Memorial
by Deacon Joseph Lloyd, at Brinsfield Gardens, 26325 Point Lookout Road,
Funeral Home. Interment followed at Leonardtown.
St. Mary’s Queen of Peace Cemetery, Pallbearers will be Devin Mason,
38888 Dr. Johnson Road, Mechanics- Ruby Mason, Jerome Mason, and Ty-
ville, MD 20659. rone Goldring.
Memorial contributions may be made Memorial contributions may be made
to the Hollywood Volunteer Fire De- to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625,
partment, P.O. Box 7, Hollywood, MD, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
An Independent Family-Owned Funeral Home 20636, the Hollywood Volunteer Res- Condolences may be made to the fam-
Serving Southern Maryland for over 100 Years cue Squad, P.O. Box 79, Hollywood, ily at
MD and the Mechanicsville Volunteer Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu-
Michael K. Gardiner, C.F.S.P., C.P.C. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 15, Mechanics- neral Home, P.A.
Funeral Director/President ville, MD 20659.
Condolences to the family may be
made at Denise Maria Giles
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- Denise Maria Giles, “Dee Dee”,56,
neral Home, P.A. of Lexington Park, MD formerly from
Providing trusted service to the community for over 100 Years Philadelphia, PA passed away on May
41590 Fenwick Street • P.O. Box 270 • Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 15, 2019 at her home. She was born on March 27, 1963 and was the loving
daughter of Barbara Coleman and Wil-

(301)-475-8500 liam Coleman of McKinney, TX. Dee

Dee is survived by her daughter Jazmine
Thursday, May 23, 2019 The County Times Obituaries 41

Bottoms (En- Family will receive friends on Thurs- For over 50 years, Vincena was a de- Mary’s College of Maryland.  
rique Saunders) day, May 23, 2019 at 12:00 p.m., with a voted teacher for the St. Mary’s County Vincena was an active parish mem-
of Lexington Memorial Service led by Pastor Chris Public School System.  She earned her ber of St. Aloysius Church, in Leonar-
Park, MD, and Whetlor at Real Life Wesleyan Church, credentials from Bowie State College dtown.  She attended Mass, and would
grandson En- 27339 Old Village Road, Mechanics- and began her teaching career as an el- visit the church regularly with her cous-
rique Saunders, ville, MD 20659. A reception will fol- ementary school teacher at Oakville El- in Mary Frances, to pray the Stations
Jr. As well as low after the service at the church. ementary School in Oakville Maryland.  of the Cross.  When she became immo-
her siblings; Condolences to the family may be Vincena was overwhelmingly loved bile, she was blessed to have a devoted
Charles Giles made at by her students and they affectionately prayer partner, Thelma Elaine Johnson
(Tammy Giles), Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- called her “Miss D.”  She later continued who visited her at her home to pray reg-
Robert Stewart neral Home, P.A. in Leonardtown, MD. her love for teaching as a Para Profes- ularly.   She was also blessed to have her
(Amy), Timothy Coleman, and Carla sional at Leonardtown High where she amazing daughters Michelle and Paula
Glover. She graduated from Frank- retired in 2004 at the age of eighty one as caregivers, throughout her long battle
ford High School in 1981. In addition, Vincena Cecelia Dickerson (81).  Long after retirement, “Miss D,” with Alzheimer’s.  
she earned an Associate’s Degree from Vincena Ce- actively maintained many on-going rela- In addition to her parents, Vincena
Kutztown University, in 1984. celia (Somer- tionships with her former students. was preceded in death by her husband
Dee Dee worked for Bank of America ville) Dickerson Vincena volunteered at Cedar Lane Paul M. Dickerson, her son Angelo
as a Customer Service Rep. for 3 years. was born in Senior Living Home, St. Mary’s Nurs- M. Dickerson Sr., and siblings John T.
She loved playing cards, and spending Loveville, Mary- ing Home, and St. Mary’s Hospital in Somerville Jr., Francis Ennis Somer-
time with her grandson and her neph- land on May 17, Leonardtown and prided herself in shar- ville, Margaret Elizabeth Frederick,
ews. Along with getting together with 1923 to the late ing her light and warm spirit with the Mary Virginia Hall, Agnes Theresa
family and making memories. John Thomas elderly.  Vin never missed her soap op- Thompson, Dorothy Clara Thomas;
The family will receive friends on and Mary Al- eras, she even recorded them on VHS.  sister-in-law Devora Somerville; two
Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 9:00 AM berta Somer- She also, enjoyed putting puzzles to- brothers-in-law, Felix Hall , and Brent
to 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardin- ville.  She was gether, word games, game shows, and Thompson.  
er Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD, the youngest and last surviving of seven bingo. Vin enjoyed her leisure time with
where a Funeral Service will follow in siblings, two brothers and four sisters. her “GIRLS,” Mary Frances (Mix) and
the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Our beloved Vincena (or “Vin” as Dorothy going to bingo and cabarets or John Berkman Norris, Jr.
James Bell officiating. Interment will she was affectionately known), was sur- just talking about the good old days. John Berkman
be private. rounded by family when she departed After nearly a half century of mar- Norris, Jr., 75,
Arrangements provided by the Mat- this earthly life and peacefully went riage, suddenly Vincena not only lost of Leonardtown,
tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. home to be with the  Lord on May 14, her husband but also her only son in MD passed away
Leonardtown, MD. 2019, just three days before her 96th 1997 to illness, within only months of on May 13, 2019
Birthday. each other.  She remained the pillar of at his home sur-
Vincena always reminisced about her family, and was a walking example rounded by his
Robert Dale Dalton her fun childhood and growing up ad- of strength, endurance, faith, and love.  loving family.
Robert Dale jacent to the store/tavern that her father Vincena was the true definition of a He was born on
Dalton, 60, of owned and operated during the early Matriarch.   October 7, 1943
Hollywood, MD 1900’s, which was located on the cor- She was a member of the St. Joseph’s in Leonardtown,
passed away on ner of Route 5 and Sunnyside Road, in Parish Housing Project (1945-1960), MD to Loretta Beaven Norris and the
May 11, 2019 at Loveville.  which was a program that provided land late John Berkman Norris, Sr. both of
MedStar Wash- Vincena was passionate, energetic, and resources to built homes for less for- Leonardtown, MD.
ington Hospital and fun loving.  One of her favorite tunate parish members, most of whom John is a lifelong resident of St.
Center in Wash- childhood activities was roller skat- were African Americans.  Her father Mary’s County. He is a 1961 graduate
ington, D.C. ing.  She once described a roller skating supplied roofing and spouting for the of Ryken High School and a 1966 gradu-
He was born stunt gone wrong, which resulted in her homes, often times at no cost.  Later, ate of University of Maryland, College
on March 8, breaking her leg.  Nevertheless, after her Vin became a member of  the Unified Park, (Bachelor of Science in Civil En-
1959 in Leonardtown, MD to Harry and leg completely healed, she laced up her Committee for Afro-American Contri- gineering). He earned his Professional
Jacqueline Wood Dalton of Hollywood, roller skates and jumped back out there bution.  In 2009, Vincena (age 84), gave Engineering (PE) License in 1969. In
MD. again!  a detailed oral history of the contribu- December 1966, he enlisted in the Unit-
Robert is a lifelong resident of St. On November 8, 1947 Vincena was tions she and her family made to the pro- ed States Army and served his country
Mary’s County where he met his beau- united in holy matrimony to Paul Mat- gram, which is archived online at the St. until his honorable discharge in 1968.
tiful wife Robin and married on No- thew Dickerson.  From this union they
vember 29, 1980 at St. John’s Church. were blessed with three loving chil-
Together they celebrated over 38 won- dren, Paula, Angelo (deceased), and Mi-
derful years of marriage. He was em- chelle, whom they raised in Loveville at
ployed as an HVAC technician working her homestead.  She was affectionately
out of Andrews Air Force Base for over known to her children as “Mother.”  
30 years. He enjoyed going camping In her early days she earned a repu-
and spending time with his family. He tation as the dynamic “Press and Curl”
also enjoyed old tractors as a hobby. His hair stylist and the precise “Needle Lynda J. Striegel
greatest pride and joy, was spending as and Thread” ear piercer. Vincena was
much time as possible with his children. known for her fashionable sense of style
In addition to his beloved wife, Robin and her warm loving smile and personal- WILLS • PROBATE ADMINISTRATION
he is survived by his children, Ashley ity which lit up every room she entered.  POWERS OF ATTORNEY • LIVING WILLS
Waid and Annie Bohmann, both of Me- She had a divine ability to unite people SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS FOR DISABLED INDIVIDUALS
chanicsville, MD; and Sarah Dalton of together and she opened her heart and Lyn speaks to many groups regarding Estate Planning & would
Hollywood, MD; his brothers are Shawn doors to many.  Her home was a place
be happy to speak to yours. Lyn also offers complimentary
and Aaron Dalton both of Hollywood, filled with love, laughter, games, and
Estate Planning Classes the Third Wednesday of Each Month
MD, and two grandchildren Aiden Waid delicious food and drinks.  Every holi-
and Ian Bohmann both of Mechanics- day was an elaborate celebration at her at 11AM at 8906 Bay Avenue • North Beach, MD 20714.
ville, MD; and many extended family home surrounded with family, friends, 301-855-2246 •
and friends. and loved ones.
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In October 1967 he married his be- St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Church David Lee Fowler Theodora Ann Stewart
loved wife, Mary Helen Lee Norris in in Leonardtown, MD.
Fort Meade, MD. Together they cel- In addition to his mother, Loretta and David Lee Theodora Ann
ebrated over 51 wonderful years of mar- beloved wife, Mary Helen, John is also Fowler, 73, of Stewart, 59, of
riage and raised a beautiful family. He survived by his children: John Berkman Mechanicsville, L e o n a r d t ow n ,
began his career as a test engineer for Norris III (Keli) of Piney Point, MD, MD passed away MD passed away
E.I. duPont in Waynesboro, VA in 1969. Amy L. Van Cleaf (Tom) of Leonard- on May 13, 2019 on May 16, 2019
In 1972, he took the position of Coun- town, MD, and Cynthia N. Kostelansky in Leonardtown, in Clinton, MD.
ty Engineer in St. Mary’s County, and (Mike) of Madison, NJ; his sister, Mary MD. Born on She was born
eventually became the Director of Pub- Loretta Copado (Greg) of Leonardtown, September 12, on February 12,
lic Works in the county. He retired from MD; his brother, P. Julius Norris (Mar- 1945 in Wash- 1960 in Leonar-
St. Mary’s County government in 1989 garet) of Bluffton, SC; his grandchil- ington, DC, he dtown, MD, and
to open NG&O Engineering, Inc., a civil dren: Andrew Norris, Elizabeth Norris, was the loving was the loving
engineering firm, where he served as the Ashley Norris, Jonathan Burroughs, son of Martha Fowler of Mechanicsville, daughter of James Oliver Johnson of
President until his retirement in 2014. Megan Van Cleaf, Caroline Kostelansky MD and the late Marvin Fowler. David Lexington Park, MD and the late Delo-
Although engineering was his profes- and Stephen Kostelansky; and many ex- was the loving husband of Valerie Fowl- res Young Johnson. Ann was the loving
sion, farming was his true passion. His tended family and friends. In addition to er whom he married on April 25, 1993 wife of the late Francis Clarence Stew-
family farm, Wheatley’s Content Farm, his father, John is also preceded in death in Chaptico, MD. David is survived by art whom she married in Leonardtown,
meant the world to him. He loved being by his sister, Patricia A. Housley. his step son Christopher Tomkiewicz of MD and who preceded her in death on
in the field on his tractor and mentoring John was a man of character. He McMinnville, OR, along with his sister January 31, 2019. Ann is survived by her
young people in the art of farming. worked hard, gave the best of himself Dorothy Fowler Green of Mitchellville, daughter Theodora Rebecca Johnson
He served as president of Leonardtown and expected the same of those he lived MD. He graduated from Suitland High (Levi Harley) of Jacksonville, FL. Along
Lions Club and of the County Engineers and worked with. He had a wonderful School in 1963 and attended the Univer- with her siblings James Oliver Johnson,
Association of Maryland (CEAM). He sense of humor, a ready smile and was sity Of Maryland College. David served Jr. Paula Greenwell, and Mary Johnson.
was appointed by Governors Glenden- quite a tease. Those who knew him ap- in the United States Army from May 3, She was a lifelong St. Mary’s County,
ing and Ehrlich to the Maryland Trans- preciated his loyalty and dependability. 1966 to March 29, 1968. His duty station MD resident, and graduated from Chop-
portation Authority Board. He was also He will be missed. was in Germany. David was a farmer. ticon High School in 1979. Ann worked
a member of the Maryland Farm Bu- In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu- He enjoyed woodworking, and history. for the United States Government in the
reau. He was instrumental in establish- tions may be made to CURE PSP, 1216 In lieu of lower contributions may be Payroll Division for 10 years.
ing the CEAM Roger H. Willard schol- Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY made to St. Mary’s County Animal Wel- The family will receive friends on
arship in Civil Engineering at the Uni- 10001 and Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. fare League (SMAWL) P.O. Box 1232 Friday, May 24, 2019 from 9:00 AM to
versity of Maryland. In recognition for Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Leonardtown, MD 20650 and Second 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner
his dedication and tenure on the CEAM Condolences to the family may be Hope Rescue, Inc. P.O. Box 2012 Leon- Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD where
Scholarship Committee, a scholarship made at ardtown, MD 20650 or http://www.sec- a Funeral Service will be held at 10:00
was established in his honor at Morgan Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- AM in the Funeral Home Chapel with
State University. He was a member of neral Home, P.A. in Leonardtown, MD. Pastor James Bell officiating. Interment


St. Cecilia Church SERVICES
47950 Mattapany Rd, PO Box 429
8 AM & 10:30 AM
St. Anne’s Church
St. Mary’s City, MD 20686 301-862-4600 TUES 6:30 PM
Meeting at Dent Memorial Chapel
Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall
Vigil Mass: 4:30 pm Saturday YOUTH GROUP Sundays - 10:00 am - Holy Eucharist
TUES 6:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 am Traditional Anglican Worship

Weekday (M-F): 7:30 am “First Millennium Faith for a

39245 Chaptico Rd. • Mechanicsville, MD 20659 Third Millennium World”
Confessions: 3-4 pm Saturday 301-884-3504 • (301)934-6873

Leonardtown Church of the Nazarene Hollywood United Methodist Church

Christ Episcopal Church “BEING the Presence of Christ in Our Community” 24422 Mervell Dean Rd • Hollywood, MD 20636
King & Queen Parish founded 1692
25390 Maddox Road | Chaptico, MD 20621 SERVICE TIMES 301-373-2500 Saturday 5PM Katie Paul, Pastor
301-884-3451 Sunday 8:45AM & 10:45AM Sunday Worship 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship Wednesday Bible Study 7PM Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.
8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite I Youth Group Thursday 6PM All of our services are traditional.
10:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Child care is provided.
Organ & Choir 22730 Washington Street • Leonardtown, MD 20650 Sunday Evening Youth Group
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will be private. many years. He also worked at Dyson
Lumber Company on his days off from CHRISTMAS IN APRIL ST. MARY’S
William Harrison Robrecht
the fire department.
Some of his favorite times were spent COUNTY INC. GIVES SPECIAL THANKS
William Har-
rison (Pooch,
with his grandchildren, great-grandchil-
dren, and his pets. Pooch was known for TO OUR MAJOR 2019 SPONSORS
Poochie) Ro- talking to his grandchildren and pets in Gold County Builders breakfast and lunch at our project
brecht, 92, of several different pet voices and other ADF Community Foundation, houses: Mt. Zion United Method-
Ridge, MD, gibberish. He enjoyed time spent at his Bank of America Charitable Founda- ist Church Circle of Friends, Fire
passed away sur- homes in Piney Point and Ridge fishing tion, Booz Allen Hamilton, 84 Lum- House Subs, First Saints Com-
rounded by his and crabbing, playing pitch, canasta and ber, CMI General Contractors, Inc., munity Church, Avian, Firehouse
wife, daughters, chicken foot. He really enjoyed his win- Harry Lundeberg School of Seaman- Subs, Bethesda United Method-
and other fam- ter home in Sarasota FL where he grew ship (Paul Hall Center), Parlett Af- ist Church, Knights of St. Johns,
ily and friends fruit and started seedlings for his large filiated Companies, SMD Center for #386 Ladies Auxiliary, Mechanic-
on Monday, May MD garden. He was an avid gardener Independent Living, The Love of sville Worship Center, Burchmart,
20, 2019 at the St. Mary’s Rehab Facil- and shared the harvest with family and Christ Church, and United Way of St. (Mechanicsville),Smokey Joes On
ity in Leonardtown, MD. He died as he friends. Mary’s County. the Town, Booz Allen Hamilton,
lived--battling--like the true combatant Harrison, along with his wife, was Silver County Builders Jobs Daughters (Laura Bowen), Lun-
he was. He is survived by his beloved instrumental in refurbishing St Francis A&B Trucking, AVIAN, Book- deberg School of Seamanship, St.
wife, Ann Theresa Bayne, with whom Xavier Catholic Church on St. George’s keeping by Blanche, The Boeing Mary’s Church of Christ, Paul Gel-
he shared 68 years of love and countless Island. He spent countless hours volun- Company, Burch Oil Company, Ce- rud, Showtime Deli, St. Mary’s Col-
memories; four daughters: Anita Hicks teering at the St. George’s Island Im- dar Point Federal Credit Union, Ex- lege, Rachael & Bruce Bender, Leon-
(Gerald), twins Barbara Raley (Roger) provement Association, St. George’s elon, Steve Dyson Hauling, First ardtown High School National Honor
and Beverly Traas (Piet), and Cindy El- Catholic Church, the Garvey Center and Saints Community Church, Great Society, IBPOEW Pride of St. Mary’s
lis (Dan); 11 grandchildren James Nor- other church and civic organizations, Mills Trading Post, Rotary Club Elk Temple #782, Zion United Meth-
ris (Renee), Christopher Traas (Katie), making dinners, calling Bingo, and other of Lexington Park, Maryland State odist Church, Hollywood United
Steven Raley (Jessica), Kimberly Gray community activities. He was blessed to Highway Admin., Mechanicsville Methodist Church, and the Demo-
(Mancil), Brian Raley (Sayuri), Daniel experience the same type of giving back Lions Club, Mt. Zion United Meth- cratic Club.
Traas, Karen Huffman (Jeremy), Mat- through the exceptional love, care, and odist Church, SMECO, SMO, South- Thank you to all the business in
thew Traas, Jeffery Traas (Melanie), support from the incredibly dedicated ern Maryland Antique Power Assn., St. Mary’s County that donated wa-
Kristen Turner (Chris), and Thomas health care professionals of St. Mary’s Friends of Delegate John Wood, Jr. ter, soda, snacks and food for our
Raley; and 29 great-grandchildren Lau- Hospital and St. Mary’s Rehab Facility. St. Mary’s County Commissioners, end of the day celebration! All Saints
ren, Abigail, Parker, Mancil, Brook- The family will be forever grateful to St. Mary’s Co. Fair Association, St. Episcopal Church, Bozick Distrib-
lyn, Skylar, Chase, McKenzie, Peyton, them for showing him the kindness and Mary’s County Public Works Dept., uters, Captain Leonard’s Seafood
Madison, Nathan, Tara, Jameson, Ca- compassion they did, even during some Julie & Barbara Properties, LLC, Restaurant, Foxy Fish, Guy Distrib-
leb, Jacob, Noah, Kayli, Courtney, Al- of his most trying times. United Health Care, United Site Ser- uting, Hollywood VFD Ladies Aux-
exander, Landon, Aaden, Reagan, Eliot, Family will receive friends for Har- vices, Esperanza Middle School The- iliary, JF Taylor, Leonardtown Res-
Samuel, Sara, Brayden, Noah, Harrison, rison’s Life Celebration on Friday, ater Group, Friends of Delegate John cue Squad, , Mechanicsville Lions
and Lucy; and his sister Regina Cullison May 24, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wood, Jr. and Been There, Dumped Club, Lundeberg School of Seaman-
(Dickie) and nephews. He is preceded in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 16566 That. ship Chefs and Students, Nicolettis
death by his parents William Hamilton Three Notch Rd, Ridge, MD 20680 with Community Builders Pizza, Outback Steak House, Papa
Robrecht and Mary Louise Sebra, sister prayers at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Albertsen’s Services & Pest Con- John’s Leonardtown, Pizza Hot Line,
Mary Anita Robrecht and his daughter Burial will be held Saturday, May 25, trol, Steve Arnold, Bob Green Sid- Ridge Fire Department, Ridgell Oil,
Dianna. 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Cath- ing, BuilderUp, Dan Muchow, Patux- 7th District VFD Ladies Auxiliary,
Harrison was born and raised on olic Church. Private burial will be at ent Custom Printing, Immaculate Sandgates Inn, Seabreeze Restau-
St. Georges Island, MD on March 31, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Heart of Mary, JnJ Custom Stitches, rant, Showtime Deli, St. Michael’s
1927. He attended Little Flower School George’s Island,
Honor theMD.
memory Pallbearers
of your cherishedwill Kevin’s Corner Café, Knights of Co- Knights of Columbus, St. James Pub,
A Tribute to the Loved One
in Great Mills and St. Michael’s High
one by sharing
be his grandsons.
will serve with
as friends,
Johnthe story of theirTraas
neighbors andpallbearer.
an honorary
lumbus Council # 9968, C. Mattingly
Electric Svc Northrup Grumman,
State Farm (Tammy Gladstone), Sun-
shine Catering, Kerrie, Sara & How-
School in Ridge. He enlisted in the U.S.
Whose Memory Lives
Navy where he served in World War
II. Following his service, he worked for to St. Michael’s Catholic
here in the community.
Memorial contributions may be made
For details and toRidge,
Optimist Club of Mechanicsville,
Neighborhood Builders
ard Thompson, Tidewater Pharmacy,
Paul Gelrud, VFW Post 2632 Auxil-
On Forever in Your Heart
the U.S. Government as a Firefighter at
the Weapons Station, Piney Point and
MD 20680.
your notice of remembrance,
call 301-373-4125
to the family for assistance.
may be
A & M Glass, Dr. Steve Chasen,
Dean Lumber, Doyle’s Carpet, Dy-
iary and Willie Dean & The Water-
men of St. Mary’s County. We would
the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, made at son Building Center, Inc., Firehouse also like to thank DJ Matt Menard,
where he retired on medical disability. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- Subs, Flooring Max, Hollywood Li- and Metro Janitorial Supplies
After his retirement, he drove buses for neral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD. ons Club, Home Builders Care Foun- Media Sponsors
the St. Mary’s County public schools for dation, Leonardtown Rotary, Mead- The BayNet, B&B Publishing
ow Farms Landscape Nursery, Me- (Brandy Blackstone), The County
chanicsville Building Supply, Patux- Times and The Enterprise
ent Presbyterian Church, St. Marys Thank you to all the House Cap-
Ski Club, Southern MD Association tains, Co-Captains, Area Coordina-
of Realtors Inc., St. Mary’s Council tors, Board of Directors and Officers
#1470 Knights of Columbus Chari- of Christmas in April St. Mary’s
ties, Inc., Optimist Club of Mechan- County Inc. and all the volunteers
icsville, Ann & John Richards, Frank that gave their time and talent to help
& Susan Taylor, Kerrie & Howard their neighbors!
Thompson, Trophies by Design, St. Thank you to everyone who con-
Maries Builders, Showtime Deli, and tributed to make our 29th Annual
The Roofing Center Neighbors helping Neighbors Day a
REMEMBRANCES Thank you to all the community
groups, restaurants, churches and
success. We live in a wonderful and
giving Community, we could not do
IN PRINT & ONLINE individuals that feed our volunteers, it without you!
44 Calendars The County Times Thursday, May 23, 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.

careful not to walk to the plank! $15 per- GALSOFSOMD/events/257918341/ 240-434-9520
UPCOMING son. Pre-registration is required; visit to register. Folk Salad Adult Children of Alcoholics
Call for Artists
Port of Leonardtown Winery Beacon of Hope, 21770 FDR Blvd,
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, in
Memorial Day Concert and 2:00 - 5:00 PM Lexington Park
partnership with the Charles County
Celebration Funds raised support local charities in 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Art Alliance, is accepting submissions
Summerseat Farm, Mechanicsville St. Mary’s County Twelve Step program of recovery for
for their multi-media Summer/Fall Art
12:00 - 8:00 PM men and women who grew up in alco-
Show, July 3 to January 31, 2020. Art-
A very special day to honor our mili- holic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.
work entries must be submitted by email
tary. Music, food, wagon rides, and Monday, May 27 Visit: or call Kathy
games. Bring a blanket or chairs. $10 per Nash 240-298-0306.
240-577-7003. Memorial Day
family, free for veterans and military.
Friday, May 24 Thursday, May 30
Toy Boat Building
Navy Sustainment System (NSS)
Park Place Toastmasters Club Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons
River’s Edge, Patuxent River Naval
Church of the Ascension, 21641 Great 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Air Station
Mills Road, Lexington Park Sponsored by the Patuxent Small
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
12:00 - 1:00 PM Craft Guild. Offered on the fourth Sat-
VAdm Dean Peters, Commander, Air
Find out how you can develop your urday each month. Ideal for ages 5 and
Systems Command will update the au-
speaking, listening, and leadership up. $2 donation per boat requested.
dience on progress of the NSS that the
skills in a non-threatening environment! Museum admission required. 410-326-
Navy is implementing to better equip
the fleet and increase readiness now
Special Needs Night
and into the future. Who should attend:
The Calvert Marine Museum, Dee of St. Mary’s Public Sail
Small Business, academicians seeking
Solomons Calvert Marine Museum Dock,
to better understand needs of the mili-
5:00 - 7:00 PM Solomons
tary, OEM engineers, managers and C-
Open exclusively for all individuals 2:30 – 4:30 PM
Southern Maryland Youth suite policy makers. $15 includes base
with special needs and their families First public sail of the season, $25
Orchestra access, lunch and program.
or caregivers.The museum is a fun and ages 12 and up, $15 for children 5-12.
Leonardtown Wharf afcea-southern-maryland.ticketleap.
welcoming place for families to visit any No children under 5 please. Pre-regis-
5:00 - 7:00 PM com/viceadmiralpeters/details
day of the week! 410-326-2042. calvert- tration required; visit
The Leonardtown Summer Music MarysCruises to register.
Festival Jammin’ with Jessie Dance Fitness
Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Department
SMTMD Open Mic
Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Sunday, May 26 CABS
Garvey Senior Center, Leonardtown
Social Hall
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico
Spring Revival 6:00 PM Jammin’ With Jessie Dance Fitness
7:30 PM
First Missionary Baptist Church, Companions and Buddies for Singles is back! Every Thursday. $6 person.
Acoustic musicians of all skill levels
46370 Pegg Lane, Lexington Park adult social group of friends. Every Sponsored by the Mechanicsville Vol-
are welcome. Great music and friend-
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Monday except Holidays. $15/year; no unteer Fire Department Auxiliary.
ship; hone your performance skills,
Join us on Sunday during 10:00 Di- dues first four visits. 240-794-8033.
meet new friends and learn a few new
vine Worship and Monday and Tuesday Commission On Aging
licks. $7. Performers free; sign up: Mike
at 7:00 PM. Evangelist Manuel Scott, Jr. The St. Mary’s County Commission
Smith www.
of Los Angeles, California is our guest. on Aging (COA) is seeking members
301-863-8388 Tuesday, May 28 with an interest in improving its senior
population. Volunteers are needed to
Taco Tuesday
Saturday, May 25 Gals of SoMD Books and Brunch
VFW Post 2632, California
ensure the needs and concerns of the
senior community are met. Respond by
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Pirate Pizza Cruise Linda’s Cafe May 30, 2019. Contact Diane Gleissner
Beef, Buffalo chicken or Black bean
Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at 301-475-4200 ext. 71700; or diane.
hard or soft. $2/ea., 3 for $5, 5 for $8.
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM A recurring social event to get to know
Taco salad $5 with all the trimmings.
Dress like a pirate and eat pizza on each other! Orphan Train by Christina
Tostado with refried beans $2. Nachos
board the Wm. B. Tennison. Arrr! Be Baker Kline. RSVP:
with cheese $3 add beef $1. Barb Robey,

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St. Mary’s Department of Aging & Human Services Garvey Loffler Senior Activity Center 301-475-4200, ext. 71658
Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4200, ext. 71050

Programs and Activities Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 73101
Visit for the most up-to date information
Brought to you by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County: James R. Guy, President; Michael L. Hewitt; Tom Jarboe; Todd B. Morgan; John E. O’Connor; and the Department of Aging & Human Services

Space is limited. To sign up for this free ity and balance. Cost is $25 for all four nature of this class, attendance at all
Coffee with the Sheriff presentation in advance, please visit the sessions and is payable to Dave on the sessions is highly recommended and no
The Triad/SALT Council invites you
signup table or call 301-475-4200, ext. first day of class. Call 301-475-4200, walk-ins are accepted; advance sign-up
to have Coffee with the Sheriff! Are
73103. ext. 71658 to sign up or stop by the re- is required. To register, call 301-475-
you interested in learning about the St.
ception desk to sign up. 4200, ext.71050.
Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office? Do you
want to know more about issues that Summer BBQ & Band
affect you? This is an opportunity to Nothing says summertime like BBQ Third Level Tai for Arthritis AARP Safe Driver Course
ask Sheriff Timothy Cameron directly! and live music at the Northern Senior and Fall Prevention The Garvey Senior Activity Center
Join us at the Loffler Senior Activity Activity Center. Start off with a deli- If you have taken Tai Chi for Arthri- will be having am AARP Safe Driv-
Center on Thursday, May 30, at 9:30 cious BBQ lunch with a pulled pork tis and Fall Prevention for beginners er Course on Tuesday, June 4, from
a.m. Registration is required. Contact sandwich on a deli roll, coleslaw, corn, and level 2, you are invited to take the 10a.m.-3p.m. Topics covered in this
Sarah Miller, Community Programs & cantaloupe, and a brownie for dessert. third level at the Loffler Senior Activity course include, but are not limited to:
Outreach Manager, at 301-475-4200, This event will be on Friday, May 31, Center on Mondays and Thursdays, 11 roundabouts, pavement markings, stop-
ext. 71073, or email Sarah.Miller@st- from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Entertainment a.m., June 3 - 24. The class will start out sign compliance, red-light running, and will be provided by Joe and Joyce. This with a review of all the movements from safety issues such as speeding, seatbelt
musical duo plays a variety of mu- Beginner (Commencement) through the and turn-signal use. The cost is $15 for
sic on the guitar and harmonica. They AARP members, $20 for nonmembers,
Annapolis by Land and by Sea also have a rich familial history with
end of Level 2 (Push the Mountain).
payable to AARP. Members must show
Spend a day in Annapolis discovering There is no need to sign up if you are
unplugged stories of their parents who in the current (Level 2) class, but if it’s their membership card to get the mem-
the historic district on Friday, June 14!
played with greats like Eddie Fisher and been a while since you’ve taken that lev- ber rate. Advance sign up is required.
Take a 2-hour walking tour that starts
Bob Dylan. Suggested donation for a el or if you’ve taken it elsewhere, please Lunch is available at the Center; cost is
at the State House and goes downhill
ticket is $6. Lunch to start at 11:30 a.m., call 301-475-4200, ext. 71658. $6 for those under the age of 60 and a
to the harbor. Then, enjoy a 90-minute
the room will open for seating at 11 a.m. donation for those ages 60 and above.
cruise and a box lunch on the Severn
To sign up and pay in advance for your Call 301-475-4200, ext. 71050, to reg-
River aboard a climate-controlled yacht.
ticket, please visit the front desk. For Tai Chi for Arthritis ister for the class. Make lunch reserva-
The $80 registration fee includes mo- The Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi pro-
more information regarding this event, tions when registering.
tor coach transportation, guided walk- gram developed by Dr. Paul Lam, uses
please call 301-475-4200, ext. 73103.
ing tour, boat ride, lunch and driver tip. gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that
Pre-registration required. Call 301-475- are safe, easy to learn and suitable for Summer Bocce Ball at the
4200, ext. 71063, to register. Bus leaves Balancing Act at Loffler Senior every fitness level. The Tai Chi program Loffler Senior Activity Center
from the Garvey Senior Activity Center. Activity Center helps reduce stress, increase balance Loffler Senior Activity Center will
Balancing Act, a program developed and flexibility, and improves your over- be hosting a season of Bocce Ball on
Fall Prevention Presentation and taught by Dave Scheible, is a four all mind, body and spirit. Classes will the second and fourth Thursday of each
Learn fall prevention tactics and session workshop series that is ideal be at the Garvey Senior Activity Center month at 10 a.m. starting June 13 and
tips from physical therapist Dr. Mi- for anyone who has balance challenges. on Mondays at 8:30 a.m., June 3-July 8. continuing through Aug. 22. If you
chael O’Brien. This discussion will Class will be on Tuesdays during June During the six weeks, participants learn would like to be a part of it, call 301-
cover medication, gait, how to get up, and will be held at the Loffler Senior warm-up and cool-down exercises, six 737-5670, ext. 1658 to sign up or get
and more. The presentation will be on Activity Center. The basic exercises in basic core movements, and direction more information. There is no cost to
Thursday, May 30, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. this class are designed to improve stabil- changes to add challenge. Due to the participate.

ner will be held inside the Leonard Hall Recreation

Center. Share a meal and conversation with some-
Lawyer in the Library
Lexington Park Library will host Lawyer in the
one you don’t know, exchange stories about life in St.
Library on Wednesday, June 12 from 12 - 2 p.m. The
Mary’s County, and discover both common ground
Lawyer in the Library project provides FREE civil
and new ideas. The conversation starts when you
legal services in your community! No appointments
come to the table!
necessary. Attendees will be helped on a first-come,
first-served basis. Please bring all relevant docu-
Itsy Bitsy Storytime ments with you.
St. Mary’s County Library Leonardtown Library will hold Itsy Bitsy Story-
Closed for Memorial Day time on Friday, May 31 from 10 – 10:30 a.m. A sto- TV Trivia Night
All three locations of the St. Mary’s County Li- rytime designed for a smaller group, but still filled Lexington Park Library will hold TV Trivia Night
brary will be closed on Monday, May 27 in obser- with lots of fun. If your little one finds our regular on Thursday, June 13 from 6 – 7 p.m. Come test your
vance of Memorial Day. All three locations will be storytimes a little too overwhelming then this may knowledge of popular TV shows at team trivia night.
open regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28. be more their style. Designed for ages 2-5 with their This month's theme is sci-fi/fantasy. Ages 18 and up.
caregivers. Registration required. No registration required.
Tickets for The Longest Table
on sale now! Master Gardener Class: Happy Father’s Day!
Join the St. Mary’s County Library on Friday, June Summertime and the Living is Easy Leonardtown Library will hold a Happy Father’s
21 at 6 p.m. for a community conversation over a Leonardtown Library will hold a Master Gardener Day event on Saturday, June 15 from 10 – 11 a.m.
family-style meal from Mission BBQ. Tickets are $10 class: Summertime and the Living is Easy on Tues- Calling all dads, daddies, and papas! Join us for a
and available for sale through the St. Mary’s County day, June 11 from 2 – 3 p.m. Summertime should special event where we'll read books, sing songs, and
Library website, The event will be be easy, and gardening should be enjoyable. Master make crafts all about the special dads in our lives.
held at the St. Mary’s County Government Center, on Gardeners will help make it that way. They will dis- Mamas, grandmas, aunties, uncles, and any other
the front lawn near Miedzinski Park (23145 Leonard cuss dealing with nuisance wildlife, good bugs and family member you can think of are also invited to
Hall Dr, Leonardtown, MD 20650). During the meal, bad bugs, getting your gardens through dry spells, attend with their kiddos! Designed for ages 2-5 with
participants will discuss how to Choose Civility in and winning the battle over weeds. Registration their caregivers. Registration required.
their everyday interactions. In the event of rain, din- required.
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