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CONTENTS
ON THE COVER 17
The state’s new law makes tobacco products illegal to sell to anyone under 21 years old.

LOCAL NEWS 3
COPS & COURTS 11
COMMUNITY12
ON THE COVER 17 LOCAL 4
Head On Crash on TJ Bridge

ENTERTAINMENT20
SPORTS 22
EDUCATION23
PAX RIVER 24
COMMUNITY 13 SPORTS 22
OBITUARIES 25 County Fair Horse Winners Named Summer Weather Continues for Fishing

COMMUNITY CALENDAR 28 “THEY DIDN’T QUIT SMOKING,


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LIBRARY CALENDAR 29 DR. MEENA BREWSTER, COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER, ON SWITCHING
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Man Charged with Murder in Fentanyl Overdose

Andrew Duncanson

State’s Attorney Richard


Fritz’s office regarded the con-
victions as significant, despite
no murder verdicts, because
such cases were often not pros-
ecuted; rather they were treated
By Guy Leonard from his recent indictment. determined that Duncanson Last year the State’s Attor- as tragic fatalities.
Staff Writer Duncanson was arrested and had provided the fentanyl Ellis ney’s office proceeded with Sources close to the investi-
charged with drug possession used that resulted in his over- eight indictments of mur- gation said more indictments
A St. Mary’s County Grand around the same time last year dose and death; the fentanyl der and other related charges could be coming in subsequent
Jury has indicted a California as the death of Christian Scott was illicitly manufactured on against individuals they alleged months as the State’s Attorney’s
man with second-degree de- Ellis but served just 30 days in the street, according to sources. had sold opioids that resulted in office is seeking to continue its
praved heart murder after a per- jail after a one-year sentence The depraved heart murder fatal overdoses. attack on the opioid epidemic.
son he allegedly sold fentanyl was suspended in county Dis- charge means that the prosecu- Juries did not return any Duncanson’s trial is set for
to died of an overdose in May trict Court, on-line court re- tion will attempt to prove that murder convictions against December in St. Mary’s County
of last year. cords show. Duncanson knew of the poten- defendants but did convict on Circuit Court.
Andrew Duncanson, 25, also Sources close to the investi- tially lethal effects that fentanyl several other serious charges
faces drug possession and dis- gation told The County Times can have and still sold the sub- including manslaughter and guyleonard@countytimes.net
tribution charges stemming that a lengthy investigation had stance to Ellis. reckless endangerment.

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Man Seriously Injured in County Officials Warn of Fire


Head On Bridge Crash Hazards in Dry Conditions By Guy Leonard state officials to impose a burn ban until
Staff Writer dry conditions have passed.
Calvert Director of Public Safety Jac-
Unusually dry conditions in Southern queline Vaughn said Monday that the
Maryland have contributed to numerous county may ask the state to impose such
brush fires and public safety officials are a ban.
urging resident to use caution when they “We’ve had a couple of brush fires
engage in burning activities or dispose but so far nothing we couldn’t handle,”
On September 27, 2019 at approxi- scene and signed refusals for medical of smoking materials.
Vaughn told The County Times. “But
mately 7:50 p.m., deputies from the Cal- treatment. St. Mary’s County Emergency Ser- there are dry conditions out there and
vert County Sheriff’s Office responded Calvert Sheriff’s Mike Evans said vices Director Steve Walker encouraged
we’re encouraging Calvert citizens not
to a reported head-on collision involving Monday that charges against Jones were residents to use caution in burning rub-
to burn right now.”
three vehicles at the top of the Thomas likely pending. bish or lawn debris. In the past month there have been
Johnson Bridge in Solomons. “It looks that way,” Evans said. “We are getting them [brush fires],” seven reported brush fires in Calvert,
Preliminary investigation revealed a At this time driver error and alco- Walker said. “It’s very dangerous to do
she said, in locations such as Lusby, St.
1989 Volvo operated by Raymond Jones hol appear to be contributing factors any burning.”
Leonard, Dunkirk and Port Republic.
Sr., 51 of Lexington Park was traveling in this crash.  The crash remains under Last week, on Sept. 23, Leonardtown, September has been relatively dry
South on Rt. 4 and reportedly driving all investigation. Hollywood, Valley Lee and Bay District compared to last year, Vaughn said,
over the roadway.  As the Volvo entered Additional resources to include the volunteer fire firefighters extinguished a
when both Calvert and St. Mary’s coun-
the Thomas Johnson Bridge, it crossed Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crash three-acre brush fire on Connelly Drive
ties were deluged with heavy rains.
the center line, striking a Ford truck Reconstruction Team, the St. Mary’s in Leonardtown that engulfed both an
The U.S. Drought Monitor web
head on operated by Charles McConnell, County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State open field and woods.
site shows that of both Calvert and St.
41 of California and his two passengers.  Police, and the State Highway Admin- Just three days later volunteer fire- Mary’s counties are in either a state of
The Volvo continued southbound on the istration were summoned to the scene.  fighters from Bay District and Holly-
moderate drought or abnormally dry
bridge, striking a Dodge truck operated Numerous witness accounts corroborat- wood companies responded to Cross
conditions.
by James Herbert, 36 of Mechanicsville, ed the evidence found on scene, police Bow Lane in California.
The monitor also showed that only
and four juvenile passengers.  Jones was said.  Walker said there was no burn ban in the eastern most portion of Worchester
transported to Prince Georges Hospi- Anyone who witnessed the ac- effect in St. Mary’s; any burn ban would
County is not experiencing some sort of
tal Center via Maryland State Police cident or events leading to come from the Department of Natural
drought conditions.
helicopter where he is listed in critical the crash are asked to contact Resources, he said.
but stable condition.  All other victims Sgt. T. Phelps with the Calvert County Calvert County emergency manage- guyleonard@countytimes.net
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Local Leaders Spar over Debt, Bonding Bills


By Guy Leonard able tax base to five percent.
Staff Writer If the new law passed, the county
would still be responsible for MetCom’s
Del. Matt Morgan (Dist. 29 A) and debt if that agency defaulted.
County Commissioner Todd Morgan “The county has done a good job of
began Tuesday night’s joint meeting be- managing its’ finances effectively,”
tween county and state elected leaders Todd Morgan said, who chided state
with a testy exchange over support for leaders for pushing for the coupling in
a proposed law that would decouple the the first place.
Metropolitan Commission’s debt from “You guys should run for county
the county’s debt. commissioner so you can sit in our
County commissioners want the de- seats,” Todd Morgan said, referring to
coupling, as was the case in state law Matt Morgan and former senator Steve
before state leaders hitched the two to- Waugh.
gether, so that the county can pursue its Other state leaders in attendance
own capital construction projects with- were Sen. Jack Bailey, Del. Brian Cros-
out fear of reaching their debt limit. by (Dist. 29B) and Del. Jerry Clark
Matt Morgan argued against the (D-Dist.29C)
measure. Matt Morgan said concerns raised by
The county’s debt is underwritten by his counterpart didn’t come into effect
taxpayer money and the county also un- until after 2025, according to county
derwrites MetCom’s debt. documents submitted to the delegation.
“Why is it good to decouple that from The delegate continued by saying the
the calculation of overall debt?” the Sen. Jack Bailey, right, speaks with Alcohol Beverage Coordinator Tamara Hildebrand
commissioner board had final say over and Alcohol Beverage Board member Mark Denietolis before a joint meeting with county
delegate asked. “Why is that fiscally MetCom’s capital construction budget. commissioners and the legislative delegation.
responsible?” “The check on MetCom is the county
Commissioner Morgan argued that as commissioners,” Matt Morgan said, be determined to get the authority to pay missioners had requested four bonding
the county grew larger and the govern- adding that he would take the measure for other construction projects. authority bills but had requested the
ment had to undertake more public proj- before the full delegation for Southern Matt Morgan said that if the commis- same number in just the past several
ects, having both debts coupled would Maryland. sioners’ request stayed under the debt years.
artificially push the county towards its Earlier in the day, at their regular meet- cap, they would get the bill passed but “That’s the reason why the cap needs
debt limit of 2.15 percent of the assess- ing, commissioners agreed to change said he was concerned from a tax pay- to stay in place,” Matt Morgan said.
able tax base. what had been a $37.2 million bonding er’s perspective.
The proposed law would also increase authority bill into one with a figure to He said that from 2000 to 2016 com- guyleonard@countytimes.net
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Friends Raising Funds for Leonardtown Woman


Wins $50,000 In Lottery
Songwriter’s Cancer Battle
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer

A group of county residents who


have been friends since the first
grade have banded together to help
a friend, who moved to St. Mary’s
county decades ago, who continues
her battle with cancer.
Pam Greenwell told The County
Times that a benefit for her friend
Maura Sullivan will be held Oct. 5 at
Cryer’s Back Road Inn in Compton.
“You don’t have to be born in the The winner of the $50,000 from Leonardtown and her
county to be county…we take care husband.
of our own,” said Greenwell of her Her tears started to flow when a grateful Leonard-
friend Sullivan. town player entered the Maryland Lottery Winner’s
The two first met when Sullivan Circle on Thursday when she heard the welcom-
moved to the county in the late ing applause and cheers of Lottery employees. The
1960’s with her Navy family. Maura Sullivan, well known for her musical talent, writing, and performance of 53-year-old was still floating on clouds after scratch-
“We adopted her as a friend in "Christmas Even in Washington." ing off a $50,000 win on the DEAL OR NO DEAL™
freshman year in high school,” game the day before.
Greenwell said. “It’s basically the But she is also famous in the re- familiar 'Christmas Eve in Wash-
The St. Mary’s County resident had just left work
core group of us putting this on.” gion for her musical talent, even re- ington' which Maura recorded in
at a local winery when Lottery luck crossed her path.
The cancer treatments have been cording a hit Christmas song that is Nashville in 1985.”
She decided to stop at Southern Liquor in Solomons
costly for Sullivan, her friend said. played on local radio every year. The gathering at Cryer’s Back
to play a few scratch-off games. “Cat Crazy,” as she
“As a realtor she doesn’t have “Maura played music in many Road Inn starts at 8:30a.m.; music
called herself for Lottery publicity because she loves
health insurance,” Greenwell said. local venues around St. Mary’s and games will be available for at-
her furry pets, is a fan of higher-priced scratch-offs.
“She had to put her car up for sale to County and eventually word of her tendees, according to Greenwell.
She chose three of the $5 DEAL OR NO DEAL in-
get treatment. talents spread. She was offered gigs Events include a scavenger hunt,
stant tickets in part because she had won with the
“She had a mountain of medical in the DC and Baltimore areas and corn hole tournament, raffles and a
game in the past. This day was no different. “Cat
bills so when we heard about that we she eventually opened shows for the silent auction.
Crazy” actually won prizes on all three scratch-offs!
decided we needed to do more for likes of John Denver, George Jones, Cryer’s Back Road Inn is located
“The very first one I scratched was the $50,000
her than just pray.” Peter Paul and Mary to name a few,” on 22094 Newtowne Neck Road.
winner,” said the lucky player. “I literally could not
Sullivan is well known for her her friend Greenwell said. “In 1982 Search "Maura Sullivan" to fol-
breathe.”
involvement in many St. Mary’s Maura, together with Jim London low us on Facebook.
“Cat Crazy” didn’t even play the actual game. In-
County organizations and charities of radio station WMZQ, wrote the
stead, she scanned the scratch-off prize check area.
when she lived here. music and lyrics for the now very guyleonard@countytimes.net
The message on the ticket checker told her she won
$50,000 and to come to Lottery headquarters. “I
looked at the cashier and said, ‘OMG! I won big,’ ”
she said.
The loyal player immediately called her husband,
who didn’t answer his phone. “Cat Crazy” had left
her phone in her car and was calling from the store’s
phone. He ignored the call because he did not recog-
nize the number!
“I called her back after I listened to the message
she left,” said the winner’s husband, who accompa-
nied her to Lottery headquarters to claim her prize.
“I had to go and get her because she was too excited
to drive. We left her car at the store.”
“Cat Crazy” admits she had a sleepless night, think-
ing about her big win. The next morning, she called
the Lottery for directions and claimed her $50,000
top prize. She and her husband do not have children
but they do have four cats that they love dearly. “I
plan to buy them a new scratching post,” she said.
“Cat Crazy” also plans to pay off some bills with her
winnings and take a vacation.
Sharing in the celebration is the retailer that sold
the lucky instant ticket. Southern Liquor located at
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Plenty of prizes remain in this game, which went
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Community Hears from Kirwan Commission Chairman


Southern Maryland Town Hall Meeting Held in Lusby
Fifty-two percent of African Ameri- well-educated, globally-competitive
can students attend school in districts at workforce.”
85 percent or below Thornton Bridge to He added, “In today’s world -- and
Excellence adequate levels (2015); even more so in the future – high quality
Only 8 percent of white students at- education and skills training is the only
tend such schools; path out of poverty.”
Average salaries for teachers in Mary- Kirwan said his commission has
land are 25 percent below those of pro- been asked to make a report to the leg-
fessions with comparable education islature by December 1 of this year on
requirements (i.e., accountants, nurses, the division of costs between the state
architects); and local jurisdictions, funding formu-
Maryland faces significant teacher las to support their recommendations
shortages, especially in STEM areas; and implementation schedule for the
and recommendations.
Nearly half (47 percent) of teachers in That report is expected to be perhaps
their second year of teaching will not re- the hottest button issue of the 2020
turn for a third year. Maryland General Assembly.
Kirwan said, “We can and must do
better because Maryland’s economic dickmyers@countytimes.net
future is dependent on a highly- skilled,

Kirwan Commission
Kirwan Commission Chairman William “Brit” Kirwan (right) and former state school
superintendent David Hornbeck at the Sept. 29 Town Hall Meeting in Lusby.

Chided on Transparency
By Dick Myers are false and “highly speculative.” He
Editor said they also don’t take into consider-
ation the Return on Investment of im-
Maryland’s Schools: A Blueprint for
the Future” was the topic of a Southern
proving the state’s education system.
Hornbeck said the naysayers fail to School Board, Superintendent Air Criticisms
Maryland Town Hall Meeting held Sept. incorporate revenue from other funding
29 at Middleham and St. Peter’s Episco- sources such as gambling and savings By Dick Myers
pal Parish Hall in Lusby. The meeting Editor
from closing tax loopholes. He said they
was an offshoot of the continuing se- also don’t consider that those who have
ries of Big Conversations held in recent The Kirwan Commission work
a high school diploma generate more
years at the church that have explored group which is coming up with a
income taxes, sales taxes and property
issues such as racism and equity in the proposed funding formula for pub-
taxes because they are “people who are
schools. lic schools in Maryland has come
earning a lot more and having better
The town hall meeting had two high under fire from several members
jobs.”
powered speakers who drew more than of the St. Mary’s County Board of
There was considerable concern
100 participants. The findings of the Education and the system’s school
raised during the question and answer
Kirwan Commission to improve educa- superintendent.
sessions that followed the two presenta-
tion in Maryland were released earlier At the Sept. 25 school board meet-
tions about what could be done to im-
this year and have become politically ing, Chairman Karin Bailey blasted
prove the chances for underprivileged
charged, with Republican Governor Lar- the work group for deliberating in
children. Kirwan said, “What we do
ry Hogan promising to fight them over closed session. She said, “Everyone
know is that in schools serving a higher
the costs for implementing them and had been talking about the Kirwan St. Mary’s Country Board of Education
concentration of poverty, a longer school Chairwoman Karin Bailey
the legislature’s Democratic leadership Commission and what was going to
and summer enrichment programs are
vowing to press for the changes. Some happen with school funding and how to determine how your tax dollars are
very important. And that’s built into our
of the proposals to supplement teacher our school funding formula was going being spent on education in the state
recommendation.”
salaries have already been implemented. to be reevaluated. The Kirwan work of Maryland.”
Kirwan said the bottom-line for his
So, the appearance of the commis- group met for the first-time last week Bailey added, “So the saga contin-
commission’s several years of study was
sion’s chairman William “Brit” Kirwan and the members of the work group ues. We still have no answers and we
the reality that “fewer than 49 percent of
was a big draw. He was accompanied voted to take it into closed session. So might not until they come out of their
the students who graduate each year are
by former state school superintendent therefore, none of us knew what they work group and present something to
‘College and Career Ready.”
(for 12 years) David Hornbeck. He now talked about, what the funding for- the legislature for funding during the
Kirwan said the commission learned
heads a group called Strong Schools mulas might be for any of the public- upcoming legislative session.”
many things along the way, including:
Maryland, which is holding a series of school systems in the state of Mary- Board member Cathy Allen agreed,
Although Maryland has some excel-
30 town hall meetings around the state, land or what they are even thinking.” noting that the work group only con-
lent schools and outstanding teachers,
of which the Lusby meeting was one. Bailey said she is going to take her sisted of representatives from the
they do not have nearly enough of them.
Both touted the economic benefits to concerns to the Maryland Associa- state’s five largest counties. Of their
Overall, Maryland students underper-
the state from implementing the recom- tion of Boards of Education (MABE) deliberations she said, “It is not trans-
form on learning outcomes;
mendations of the commission. Kirwan when they meet this week. “I intend to parent at all.”
Maryland is in the middle of the pack
said, “It would have long-term benefits bring this up because if MABE is our School Superintendent Dr. J. Scoot
in NAEP 2015 scores;
to the economy of the state.” advocate for the county schools and Smith said the organization of Mary-
Maryland education funding (state
Kirwan insisted that the changes the boards of education, then I think land school system superintendents
and local funds) is among the more re-
won’t occur overnight. He said the se- they need to step into the fray because is equally concerned. He said of the
gressive in the United States;
cret to the success of similar reforms in I think that personally, it is very un- key issues the work group is tackling:
High performing systems invest sig-
Massachusetts was that “they stuck with fair that we have a group of people “That’s when you need to be the most
nificantly more in schools serving high
the plan.” that were selected to sit on the work transparent.”
concentrations of poverty;
Hornbeck said the projections about group and their meetings are not open
Maryland has large achievement gaps
the costs of implementing the recom- to the public as to how they are going dickmyers@countytimes.net
based on income, race and disability;
mendations of the Kirwan Commission
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in very close proxim- close the door. Thomas County Sheriff’s Office
ity to the victims made proceeded to follow the Collision Reconstruction
threats to cut the victims victim and was able to Unit responded to the
while holding the knife. enter the closet as the scene and continued the
Bodiford was located victim was attempting to investigation.
and charged with Assault exit. Thomas prevented Preliminary investiga-
First Degree and Assault the victim from leaving tion determined a 2003
2nd Degree. the closet and ordered Chevrolet 2500 pickup
the victim to perform a truck, operated by Adam
Drug/Assault Arrest- sexual act. The victim Patrick Norris, 22 of
On September 28, 2019, refused, and Thomas as- Ridge, was traveling
DFC. D. Smith responded saulted the victim and at- south on Point Lookout
to the 26800 block of Val- tempted to force the vic- Road in the area of Clark
ley Circle in Mechanic- tim to perform the sexual Hilltop Lane when the
sville, for the reported act. A witness was able vehicle left the roadway
assault. Investigation to open the door and stop and travelled down an
determined Matthew the assault. Thomas was embankment, striking a
Thomas McGrane, 42 of arrested and charged with telephone pole. The crash
Mechanicsville, assaulted the following crimes: caused the operator (the
the victim by punching • Second Degree Rape sole occupant) to become
the victim in the head nu- (Attempted) trapped in the vehicle.
merous times. McGrane • Assault Second The operator received
also pulled the victim by Degree medical treatment at an
the victim’s hair across • Sex Offense Third area trauma center and is
the ground, causing a Degree in stable condition.
laceration to the victim’s • False Imprisonment At this time, speed and
abdomen. McGrane was At the time of Thomas’ alcohol appear to be con-
taken into custody, and a arrest, it was discovered tributing factors in the
cigarette pack which con- he had an open warrant crash.
tained a suspected strip from Salisbury, Maryland Anyone who witnessed
of Suboxone was located. for the following crimes: the accident or events
McGrane was charged • Assault Second leading to the crash that
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RetroFest Makes Its Debut at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum


Bowles Farms

Bowles Farms
Sept 28th to Oct 27th

Sept 28th to Oct 27th


Antique cars were among the exhibits at the first Retrofest at Piney Point Museum Sept. 28.

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Saturday –10AMto 6PM •FallCupcake
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• Giant Slides
Sunday -10AMto 5PM September 28 th to October
SUNDAY • First Responders Appreciation Day:
• Barn Yard Animals 27th Bring your kids out for FREE Fire
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County Fair Horse Show Results Announced


The St. Mary’s County Fair Horse sha Edinger on Ashland Princess
Show is organized by the St. Mary’s Ffiona, Reserve Addison Keen on
Riding Club, the show featured classes Maybelline
for riders of all ages and abilities. • Evergreen Horse: Champion Megan
Thirty eight classes, from lead line Owen on Paddy, Madelyn Engel on
to working hunter, filled the day which Freida
drew 64 riders. Championship awards • Novice Horse: Champion Marina
went to the following: Krula on Dottie
• Beginner Rider: Champion Rylee • Horse Hunter: Champion Kalista
Goddard on Patches, Reserve Paige Hawkins on Ziggy, Reserve Jenna
Lynham on Minnie Mae Howell on Private Notice
• Novice Rider Pony: Champion Ad- • Horse Equitation: Champion Sarah
dison Keen on Maybelline, Reserve Rupert on Gabriel’s Grand, Reserve
Alyson Kershaw on Gamble with the Leslie Farrell on Edson’s Ridge
Wind • Horse Pleasure: Champion Alexis
• Evergreen Pony: Victoria Edinger on Kinney on Flying Punch, Reserve
Ashland Welsh Poppy, Reserve Cait- Judy Muller on Carlton
lyn George on Midnight The St. Mary’s Riding Club also
• Short Stirrup: Champion Ellie Beck awards four memorial trophies at the
on Mickey, Reserve Cali Harclerode fair show. Two of these trophies are
on Discreetly Mine judged anonymously on the horseman- High Point Pony at the county fair horse show award went to Ashland Princess Ffiona ridden
by Sasha Edinger. The award is sponsored by the Fritz and Willenborg families in memory of
• Pony Hunter: Champion Sa- ship of riders on and off their mounts, J.L. “Mac” McNey and Betty Guyther. Pictured is Betsy Fritz.
sha Edinger on Ashland Princess including the rider’s equitation, sports-
Ffiona, Reserve Addison Keen on manship, courtesy and horsemanship. horse rider sponsored by Ron and Kathy went to Sasha Edinger on Ashland Prin-
Maybelline The Agnes T. Duncan Memorial Trophy Glockner was awarded to Judy Muller. cess Ffiona.
• Pony Equitation: Champion Addi- sponsored by Jill and Julie Duncan for The J. L. McNey and Betty Guyther Sarah Rupert on Gabriel’s Grand
son Keen on Maybelline, Reserve the best pony rider went to Elizabeth Memorial Trophy sponsored by the Wil- won the high point horse award which
Sadie Swift Scottish Bag of Trix Konecny. The Lynn Cline and Elbert lenborg and Fritz families, for the pony is sponsored by the Wilkerson family in
• Pony Pleasure: Champion: Sa- Willey Memorial Trophy for the best and rider accumulating the most points memory of Frank Latham.

Dentist Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Practice


Welcomes Son to Southern Maryland Practice
Southern Maryland-based dentist Joseph T. Luke, well as general dentistry. With the addition of Jonathan T. Luke, the prac-
D.D.S., M.S. is proud to announce that his son Jona- “Having my son join my practice is one of my proud- tice will expand its availability for same-day emer-
than T. Luke, D.D.S. has joined his practice. est moments in my 30 years of providing dental care gency appointments.  Additional information on the
Jonathan T. Luke received his Doctor of Dental Sur- in Southern Maryland,” said Joseph T. Luke. “He has practice’s hours, locations, and services is available
gery from the University of Maryland School of Den- a strong focus on general dentistry, and I know he will at www.drjosephluke.com.
tistry where he was a member of the Gamma Pi Delta add a lot of quality and value to the practice and to the
Prosthodontic Honor Society Member. He recently care of patients.” Submitted article
completed his General Practice Residency at New
York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

Dr. Joseph T. Luke, and his son Jonathan


“I’m honored to be able to follow in my father’s foot-
steps and to join him in providing dental care in our lo-
cal community,” said Jonathan T. Luke, who was born
and raised in Leonardtown and attended St. Mary’s
Ryken High School.
Joseph T. Luke is also celebrating his 30th anniver-
sary of practice in Southern Maryland.  He has been
practicing dentistry in Leonardtown since 1989 and in
Lusby since 1995.  He is a graduate of the University
of Detroit-Mercy with a Doctor of Dental Surgery and
of the University of Michigan with a Master of Science
in Prosthodontics.  As a prosthodontist, Joseph T. Luke
is one of the most highly trained dentists in the United
States and specializes in replacing missing teeth as
14 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, October 3, 2019

Scarecrow Stroll
Museums Offer Membership Levels
to Benefit Major Developments
Since their founding, The Friends children under the age of 21 and two

Contest
of the St. Clement’s Island and Piney membership pins; the “Heritage”
Point Museums have supported his- membership level ($125 per year)
toric sites in the care of the St. Mary’s includes all the benefits mentioned
County Museum Division. Recently, above, plus two water taxi passes and
because of the backing of member- four guest passes; the “Patron” mem-
ship, the organization has helped pre- bership level ($250 per year) includes

Stroll Around
serve the Charlotte Hall and Drayden all the benefits mentioned above, plus
School houses, worked to build and four water taxi passes and four guest
Town & Cast expand the permanent exhibits at
Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, and
passes. The “Benefactor” membership
level ($500 per year) includes all the
Your Vote For helped fund many free programs for
all ages at St. Clement’s Island Mu-
benefits mentioned above, plus two
tickets to the Potomac Jazz and Sea-
Your Favorite seum, including St. Clement’s Island
Heritage Day, Children’s Day and
food Festival.
All membership fees help to sup-
Scarecrow Maryland Day. port the Friends’ mission to raise
As in previous years, 2020 will funds in order to support historical
Turn in your ballot & you will be be a year of change and expansion
for the Museum Division. A brand-
interpretation, education programs
and special needs of the sites managed
entered into our random drawing new building with modern exhibits by the Museum Division of St. Mary’s
for gift cards & prizes from will be built for St. Clement’s Island County Department of Recreation
Museum, new permanent exhibits and Parks. The Friends organization
Leonardtown Businesses. will be going in on both floors of the is a 501(c) 3 organization sponsoring
Contest Runs From 10/4/19 to 10/26/19 Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, and events, assisting with acquisitions and
much more. The organization’s goal is supporting efforts to broaden the un-
to help the Museum Division provide derstanding of our culture and com-
PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES first-rate programming and museums munity’s heritage. For more informa-
____ SPICE to St. Mary’s County and its visitors tion, please visit www.Facebook.com/
____ ESCAPE ROOMS OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND - and they need the public’s continued FriendsSCI
help to do it. The St. Mary’s County Museum
____ WINE & DESIGN If you’d like to be part of these Division was established by the Com-
____ THE GOOD EARTH developments, join the Friends now missioners of St. Mary’s County to
____ SHEPHERDS OLD FIELD MARKET to support this mission. Each mem- collect, preserve, research and inter-
____ EDWARD JONES (IN TOWN AROUND THE SQUARE) bership level offer patrons a variety pret the historic sites and artifacts
of benefits depending on level type. which illustrate the natural and cul-
____ NEIGHBORHOOD CBD Every membership offers free admis- tural histories of St. Mary’s County
____ ACE HARDWARE sion to the museums, a commemora- and the Potomac River. With this
____ LEONARDTOWN CIGARS tive membership pin, 10% discount at as its charter, the Museum Division
____ SOCIAL COFFEEHOUSE each of the Museum Stores, discount- serves as a resource, liaison and com-
ed member rates to special events, munity advocate for all St. Mary’s
____ FENWICK BOOKS the quarterly “Finer Points” newslet- County public and private cultural
____ LEONARDTOWN CHEVY ter and enrollment in the e-newsletter assets. For more information regard-
____ PURPLE POST REAL ESTATE (IN TOWN AROUND THE SQUARE) where members are kept up to date ing hours of operation, programs,
____ A&M GLASS of all the happening and events at the events, admission prices and more,
museums. visit the St. Mary’s County Museum
____ PATINA & STONE All memberships include the ben- Division’s social media pages on Face-
____ NEW VIEW FIBERWORKS efits already mentioned, plus any ben- book at Facebook.com/SCIMuseum
____ NORTH END GALLERY efits of the lower tiers. The “Individ- or Facebook.com/1836Light, or on
____ ST MARY’S ARTS COUNCIL ual” membership level ($40 per year) Twitter at @StClemIsMuseum or @
____ COMMISSIONERS OF LEONARDTOWN includes all the benefits mentioned PineyPtLHMuseum, or at Museums.
above; the “Family” membership level StMarysMD.com.
____ THE SLICE HOUSE ($60 per year) includes the benefits
____ OLD TOWN INSURANCE mentioned above, plus admission for Press Release from
____ _________________________ two adults and all children and grand- St. Mary’s County government

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Please pick your top 3 and number them accordingly, 1, 2, 3. Ballots are available
around town at many participating businesses, during special events and in the
10/3/19 edition of the County Times Newspaper. Ballots may be turned in to Town
Hall, Shepherds Old Field Market, Crazy for Ewe. You may also scan or take a picture
and email to membership@thelba.org or text to 301-247-7611. One entry per person.
Everyone who enters will be entered into a random drawing for gift cards and other
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ter activities like scuba diving, snorkel- for vacationers seeking a tranquil beach They are both popular day trips from the
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fishing. jungles, making it an excellent option for in town. Both locals offer the most fasci-
With the Caribbean trade winds, you nature lovers. Here, visitors can discover nating and complete glimpses of ancient
can expect a mild and gentle breeze at a kaleidoscope of tropical sea species, Mayan architecture on the continent.
Cancun nearly all-year-round. It’s not ranging from the long and majestic lemon Cancun is an intriguing city with three
surprising that so many people are drawn shark to rare and endangered sea turtles. distinct faces, making it the ultimate va-
there. Cancun also remains one of the The best time to visit Cancún is during cation destination. It is a world-renowned
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New Tobacco Law In Full Force “We know vaping isn’t favorable to youth,” Hoke
said at last week’s Tobacco 21 town hall meeting. “It’s
the wild, wild west for these people [vaping products
manufacturers].
“There is zero federal regulation on these products.”
Hale said the dangers of vaping and electronic ciga-
rettes among youth had received national attention.
“The Surgeon General [Jerome Adams] has called
this an epidemic,” Hale said.
Hoke said that one out of five students in the country
are vaping.
The enforcement piece of the new law will be chal-
lenging to police, said Sgt. Stephen Myers, who cur-
rently serves as the enforcement officer for the coun-
ty’s Alcohol Beverage Board. Tobacco enforcement is
part of the beverage board’s regulatory mandate.
The law will remove a large portion of young people
from being able to legally buy tobacco products who
might try to obtain them through other means.
“We have 20,000 to 25,000 more kids who we will
have to observe their actions,” Myers said.
Brewster said the health department was waiting to
help anyone who wanted to quit smoking or other to-
bacco products.
By Guy Leonard ficials are still trying to ascertain the cause of such “There are resources readily available for those try-
Staff Writer illnesses. ing to quit their nicotine addictions,” Brewster said.
“We don’t know a common element yet…to what Included in the efforts are free smoking cessation
Starting on Oct. 1 no one in Maryland under the truly is the cause of that sudden immediate illness,” classes as well as a state-run tobacco cessation hotline
age of 21 could legally buy any tobacco products and Brewster said. that is open 24 hours a day.
health officials say the new law is geared towards re- What health officials do know is that vaping prod- The 1-800-Quit-Now hotline is open to youth and
ducing not only the availability of nicotine products to ucts often have an incredibly high nicotine content. adults, Brewster explained.
minors but to reduce their risk of becoming addicted “It’s incredibly concentrated with nicotine,” Brew- There are also medications available that, when
and become life long tobacco users. ster said. “The amount they're getting is incredibly administered under a doctor’s care, were able to help
Laura Hale, with the American Heart Association, high.” ween smokers and tobacco users off their addiction.
told attendees at a Tobacco 21 town hall meeting in One vaping cartridge can equal several packages of Brewster said tobacco users who have tried multiple
Leonardtown last week that young people who start to cigarettes for nicotine content, she said. times to quit should reexamine their efforts and try to
use tobacco products after 21 are less likely to use it for “It varies, there’s no constant amount,” Brewster quit again with the proper help.
the rest of their lives. said. “So called nicotine free liquid has been found to “They have to ask themselves have they truly tried
“What we’ve found is that 95 percent of smokers have nicotine in them. what’s effective to help them quit their addiction,”
started before 21,” Hale said. “That’s scary.” Brewster said.
The new law also restricts the sale of electronic
smoking devices as well as vaping products; even non-
nicotine products such as vapes or other liquids that
use the same introduction system to the body are re-
stricted under the new law.
Dr. Meena Brewster, county health officer and head
of the St. Mary’s County Health Department, said the
law should have a significant impact on young people
using tobacco products, since, in many cases, they
were able to get the products from users from 18-to-20
year old once-legal purchasers.
“Changing access for 18-to-20-year olds will have
an impact on younger users as well,” Brewster said.
“People in that age range get addicted harder, faster,
stronger.
“It’s harder for them to quit.” Nicotine’s addictive qualities mean those who use it
Using tobacco products at such a young age can have exposes themselves to harm of their cardiorespiratory The latest data from the state regarding youth risk
deleterious effects on mental development, Brewster system. behavior in St. Mary’s County showed that 11.7 percent
said. ENDS have been used to some success to allow of high school students surveyed admitted to using cig-
Aside from the soot and tar that goes into the human smokers to quit smoking, Brewster said, but many of arettes; 4.2 percent of high school students admitted to
body from the use of smoking tobacco, nicotine itself them only replaced one addiction for another. smoking cigarettes at least 20 times a month, accord-
is an addictive and harmful substance, Brewster said. “They may stop tar and tobacco exposure but their ing to the study.
But tobacco use has long been an accepted vice de- still addicted to nicotine,” Brewster said. “They’re not Even more, a full 42 percent admitted to trying at
spite its health effects. stopping. least one of a variety of electronic smoking devices;
“We’ve had generations of cultural acceptance,” “They didn’t quit smoking, they just changed what 19 percent admitted to using such devices at least once
Brewster said. “When there’s so much of it they tend to they were smoking.” during a month’s time.
not focus as much on the harm it causes.” The use of vaping products introduces not only nico- It was imperative, Brewster said, to divert as many
Vaping products and electronic cigarettes, what tine into the body but also many chemicals, some un- young people from tobacco products, especially vap-
Brewster refers to as electronic nicotine delivery sys- known depending on the manufacturer, that can have ing products, which can be just as harmful as smoking
tems (ENDS), have been the subject of a health depart- unknown effects on health. implements.
ment campaign in recent weeks encouraging residents Kathleen Hoke, a professor at University of Mary- “We could have a whole new generation of [tobacco]
to avoid using them. land’s Carey School of Law and public health law spe- customers,” Brewster said. “That’s what we’re con-
Rapidly forming illnesses and even deaths have re- cialist, said the use of vaping products though wide- cerned about.”
sulted from the use of vaping products and health of- spread was nowhere near as regulated.
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18 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, October 3, 2019

“The ColorCaster” Captures First Place at Art Walk!


Many a parent may have given but a fleeting thought plete waxing and polish to create the shiny finish present
or brief glance to a box of colored pencils as yet another today! ColorCaster’s neck was handcrafted at Erik’s stu-
item to be checked off the Back to School list. Tossed dio from hard maple with a rosewood fretboard measur-
into the cart and aimlessly landing among a heaped pile ing at a 9 ½ inch radius. Every musical instrument must
of other random necessities, their presence may be rela- of course have a voice to sing with, thus the last and final
tively invisible until they are unpacked in a new class- step was completed by installing the electronics. Accord-
room, destined for a steely desk. Not quite as “cool” as a ing to Erik, these were hand-wound in house with a slight
brand-new set of vibrant markers or boldly bright set of over-winding to create a “hotter” sound.
neon gel pens, colored pencils still seem to find a some- “The ColorCaster” captured First Place by popular
what meaningful spot in the pecking order of required vote at the 2019 Art Walk contest in Leonardtown, as
“school stuff”. part of the Arts & Entertainment First Friday celebration
But what happens when you empty out that dozen, event. This spectacular piece will be displayed down-
and add another one thousand, five hundred and sixty town at Fenwick St. Used Books & Music through Sep-
three MORE to the mix (for those without your phone tember 30th. A long-term plan will be announced by the
calculator handy, that means 1,575 pencils in total)! As Cotton family in the future with possibilities for it to be
an accomplished musician of over 25 years of experience Eric Cotton 1st Place generously donated to a non-profit organization near and
as both an electric guitar and bass player, Erik Cotton dear to their hearts.
is used to creating and literally thinking “outside of the small army of colorful sticks was sealed together during Follow the travels and adventures of The ColorCast-
box”. Countless times he has picked up and played his a multi-part epoxy process. Strategic milling here, there, er at www.maralitcustoms.com or better yet go see it
growing collection of almost any type of instrument and everywhere made both sides flat and as parallel as in person! All other entries are also on display through
available, to weave together tales of triumphs and tribula- possible. A body template was then placed on top of the this month, visit the St. Mary’s County Arts Council
tions, heart-pounding rifts, and soulful ballads. Mr. Cot- joined pencils which were marked and routed to shape, Facebook page for locations and photos of the 35 differ-
ton frequently found himself pondering the question of with the next stage resulting in the body cavity and neck ent pieces featured in the contest. Congratulations also
“Why stop here?” “What can I do to create something in- pocket routed out. The core essence of the guitar was to Toni Wolf, 2nd Place Winner, for “Golden Petals” -
teresting but still functional with a purpose and a beauty done! located at the North End Gallery and to Jody Brouwer,
all of its own?” Down to the “Finishing” room the project-in-the-mak- 3rd Place Winner, for “Sparkle Visions - also hosted at
“The ColorCaster” came about after five months of ing was sent. Sanding was another quite intensive phase Fenwick St. Used Books & Music. “The making of”’
day and night dreaming, an array of visual inspirations, and was completed to the best of Erik’s ability with a few photos provided by Erik Cotton, close-up of guitar by
and painstakingly planning details for a unique instru- unforeseen challenges arising. Despite the colors want- Jenn Dorsey. Visit www.stmarysartscouncil.com to learn
ment that would be both beautiful not only to the eye but ing to take off running uncontrollably at this point, a two- more about Art Walk. A special thank you to The Coun-
to the ear as well. After a $150 investment to make a bulk part urethane treatment quickly quashed any unruliness, ty Times for the generous offer of featuring this article
purchase of pencils, the fun (and intense) labor began! preventing them from seeping into a maddening mess. about our winner!
Firstly, all pieces were lined up and cut to equal length. The whole body was enveloped, sealed, and prepped for
Strategically positioned in a custom mold, the fate of a the next phase. The subsequent wet sanding process fine- Submitted by St. Mary’s County Arts Council
tuned any ridges and uneven spots, followed by a com-

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MPT Celebrates 50th Anniversary


Special lineup on October 5

On Saturday, October 5, exactly 50 years to the day corded at MPT in front of a live audience, the popular Maryland’s number one industry, agriculture.
since Maryland’s public TV network aired its first pro- sketch comedy show aired through 1991 and was a fre-  
gram, Nightmare’s Child, Maryland Public Television quent regional Emmy® Award winner. The series was A summary of the evening’s 50th anniversary pro-
(MPT) will present a special lineup of programming to honored in 2014 by becoming one of the first programs gram lineup:
mark the occasion. In addition to broadcasting MPT’s selected for inclusion in the American Archive of Pub- • 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. - MotorWeek premiere episode
50th anniversary documentary without interruption, lic Broadcasting. (1981)
the MPT: From the Vault program lineup that evening  The evening of special programs wraps up at 11:30 • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Gone But Not Forgotten (1994)
will feature some favorite programs from the statewide p.m. with the very first episode of MPT’s award-win- • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Citizen Schaefer (2009)
network’s first 50 years. ning seriesMaryland Farm & Harvest. The premiere • 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Made Possible By View-
The special Saturday evening schedule begins at episode of the half-hour program, now preparing for ers Like You: 50 Years of Maryland Public
5:30 pm with the first episode of MotorWeek, MPT’s its seventh season, first aired in November 2013. The Television (2019)
popular national series, which aired back in 1981. Tele- series, hosted by Joanne Clendening, takes viewers • 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. – Crabs (1984)
vision’s original and longest-running automotive mag- on journeys across the state, telling stories about the • 11:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. - Maryland Farm & Har-
azine, hosted since its inception by series creator John farms, people, and technology that sustain and grow vest premiere episode (2013)
Davis, is now in its 39th season.
 At 6 p.m. MPT airs the 1994 documentary Gone
But Not Forgotten, a one-hour tribute to Baltimore’s
long-gone institutions of fun and amusement. Eateries
such as the White Tower Restaurant and recreational
venues such as such as Carlin’s Park and Gwynn Oak
Park are recalled through interviews with Baltimor-
eans who were once there and cherish the memories
of these places.
 Following at 7 p.m. is the 2009 documentary Citizen
Schaefer, an hour-long biography that explores Gover-
nor William Donald Schaefer’s roots, his rise to power
through the ranks of Baltimore politics of the ‘50s and
‘60s, his service on the City Council, and his time as
mayor of Baltimore. The film also examines Schaefer’s
two terms as governor and, finally, his move out of po-
litical life following his time as state comptroller.
 Made Possible By Viewers Like You: 50 Years
of Maryland Public Television is featured at 8 p.m.
The MPT-produced film includes more than 30 in-
terviews with iconic on-air hosts, show producers,
crew members, and network leaders, along with rare
behind-the-scenes video footage and photos from the
MPT archives. The program chronicles the birth of
Maryland’s statewide public TV network, its growth
and evolution in the digital age, and award-winning
series including ArtWorks This Week, Chesapeake
Collectibles, Consumer Survival Kit, Hodgepodge
Lodge,MotorWeek, Outdoors Maryland, State Cir-
cle, and Wall $treet Week With Louis Rukeyser, among
other series, documentaries, and special presentations.
 The MPT: From the Vault lineup continues at 11 p.m.
with a 1984 episode of the popular series Crabs. Re-
20 Entertainment The County Times Thursday, October 3, 2019

Got A C T ? Traveling ‘Macbeth’


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INsTaNT PumPkINs, St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus. Since this is a traveling production of
coLoR mums coRN sTaLks Ticket prices are $4 for teachers, stu- Shakespeare’s play, it will require walk-
dents, senior citizens, and Arts Alliance ing from location to location. Pathways
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“All I need is right here”


Tonight, will be a special night for me and
for others from several Southern Maryland
Episcopal churches. We will be commis-
sioned as Lay Pastoral Caregivers through
Community of Hope International (COHI);
a group that teaches and guides those who
want to aid their parish priests in their parish
caregiving duties. It is a great privilege to
have been in this amazing group and get to
know people who feel the need to be a part
of someone else’s life when they are in need.
COHI spirituality is based on the rule of
Benedict of Nursia, according to Joan Chit-
tister in her book “The Monastery of the
Heart: An Invitation to a Meaningful Life,
“…the spiritual life lay in simply living this
life, our daily life, well. All of it. Every sim-
ple, single action of it.” Chittister adds, that
the Rule of Benedict – is meant to be a new
way to live a meaningful spiritual life in the center of the world today, rather than
withdraw from it.” I like that it revolves around “daily human contact and support
for the sake of the intimacy and bonding that a sense of real human community
demands.”
If I am honest, it is also a bit fear-inducing wondering if I can give any comfort,
but really, I think that COHI believes that listening is the best comfort of all. Will
my words of prayer be the right words for they and their family members? No one
is ever sure until they are in that moment anyway. I am hoping that these months of
classes have made a permanent imprint in my heart.
My work life has changed too. As many of you know, Keepin’ It Local is closing. Sell it - Buy it
The last regular day open was September 30th, and then the owners will be open on
some weekends to finish selling whatever is left. The weekends will be published on
their Facebook page. I have really enjoyed my years working there – Deb and Mike at
are such lovely people and owners. Everyone I worked with became a dear friend. I
imagine the reason I have lost 8 pounds is directly related to eating no more Keye’s Real Estate │ Business & Inventory │ Personal Property/Estates
Creamery ice cream when I worked. The ice cream sold out a few weeks ago thank │ Farm Equipment & Machinery │ Livestock │ Storage Units │
goodness. Benefits/Fundraisers │ Certified Personal Property Appraiser
I am now working for Charlene at The Apple Basket which is wonderful since
I have shopped in there since it opened. I had training with Annie Sloan and her Tri County Livestock Auction
fantastic chalk paints many years ago, and have chalk painted many an item since EXCITING
1st & 3rd FUN ● FAST ●of
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then, so looking forward to helping in that area too. I can’t think of a more perfect EXCITING
9033 Glock Place (off MD Rt. 6) – Charlotte Hall, MD
place to work – The Apple Basket sells local wines, chocolate, and everything I col-
lect (OH NO). All my paintings and prints are now down at the newly restored Old Grocery Auction – St. Leonard VFD
Mill in the Great Mills historic district. It is now called Herring Creek Furniture at SAT – OCT 12th @ 5 pm
The Old Mill. If you haven’t seen Rob Seltzers hand-made furniture creations, you
may want to take a ride down there from Thursday to Sundays. All the artwork and Mechanicsville Rescue Squad Aux.
artisan work is juried in to make it a creative, stunning destination. Auction & Chicken Dinner
Now, I hope I can keep those few pounds off, since my 40th Surrattsville High
School reunion is October 12th at The Holiday Inn in Solomon’s. We have combined FRI – OCT 18th @ 5 pm (Auction begins @ 6 pm)
with a few earlier classes, so this should be lots of fun. I will most likely gain all my Mech. Moose Lodge - 27636 Mechanicsville Rd.
weight back in that one night. The class coordinators found that there was enough
money to add in appetizers besides the buffet. WooHoo! I love appetizers. Grocery Auction – Hughesville VFD
My job is decorating the tables again which I love. The other classes had seen my SAT – OCT 19th @ 5 pm
photos of our 35th reunion (which seems like yesterday) and liked the tableau of 45’s
from the 70s in these special free-standing, various sized clips I found along with Antiques, Collectibles, & Estate Auction
glitter and green Mardi Gras type beads around them. Easy, but nice. Except for the SAT - OCT 26th @ 4 pm
glittery things, clean-up is easy too. I hope the Holiday Inn doesn’t charge extra for Westfield Farm Arena – Mechanicsville, MD
glitter clean-up.
Also looking forward to all the fall events coming up in St. Mary’s County, espe- Upcoming Auctions to include Farm Tractors, Tools
cially the Sotterley Wine Festival this weekend and The Oyster Festival. Who would Construction Equipment, Utility Vehicles, More
want to live anywhere else??? Not me – everything I need or want, or love is here
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22 Sports The County Times Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Tackle Box Fishing Report

Like A Rolling Stone


By Ronald N. Guy Jr. bridge from the starters to proven
Contributing Writer closer Sean Doolittle.
When the regular season – the
Gotham, June 1965 judge and jury - arrived, the verdict
Bob Dylan, equipped with song was clear: the Nats stunk. The team
lyrics from a short story he had was plagued by cold bats, a leaky
written, walked into a New York defense, injuries and bad luck. And Eric Packard with bluefish from Monday
City studio and recorded “Like a then there was the bullpen. Other
Rolling Stone”. Forty-six years lat- than Doolittle, it was jaw-dropping By Ken and Linda Lamb inches.
er, Rolling Stone magazine, partial- bad. Chuck the remote bad. The Contributing Writers There are still spot and perch in the riv-
ly named after the song (along with eighth inning, the frame where the ers for bottom fishermen. pretty much all
influences from The Rolling Stones pen was consistently grotesque, The summertime fishing continues into you want.
and Muddy Waters’s song “Rollin’ became a thing - first a trending this early fall as rockfish and bluefish are Perch are in the creeks along with lots
Stone”) named Dylan’s masterpiece hashtag, then a bad word, and final- schooled up chasing bait all up and down of speckled trout in the 9 tp 12 inch range.
the greatest rock and roll song - ly, like Fight Club, something you the ship’s channel. There are hungry gulls The St. Mary’s River off the Potomac has
ever. Take umbrage with that rank- didn’t speak of. chasiing the bait making the feeding fish a huge run of tiny trout mixed with big
ing if you like, but “Like a Rolling At 19-31, with no ability to hold easy to find. perch.
Stone” must at least be on anyone’s late-game leads, the season looked The breakers can be caught by troll- Cobia season ended with September’s
short list of greatest tunes – this is lost. Embattled manager Dave ers on the edsge of the the schools using passing. It was perhaps the best cobia
undebatable. Martinez would surely be fired. But spoons or bucktails. If you troll deep there run in memory with the majority of them
The metaphor-drenched song more than that, an organizational are much bigger rockfish under the sur- caught trolling on red or orange surgical
(classic Dylan) is about a woman of reboot felt imminent. Could Mike face frenzy. Tamden rigs with 20 ounce eel lures. Chummers and sight fishermen
insulated, high society falling from Rizzo, president of baseball opera- weights on a drop is the key to the big using big colorful jigs or live eels did well
her fragile perch and being forced tions, be out? There was even talk stripers. too.
to confront the real world and those of trading Anthony Rendon. Do There were many spanish mackerel on Stripers are caught up the Patuxent and
of lesser means - people she once what??? Sunday off the gas docks. The Monday Potomac at daybreak by shallow water
mocked and pacified with her loose But instead of franchise-altering folks were happy with blues and rock; the trollers using white bucktails . These are
change. As things go awry, the firings and blockbuster trades, the spanish did not like the windy overcasst. hefty fish. Lure casters are getting them
profound loss of privilege is dra- Nats just started to win…and win… For just a lot of fun you can chase the too surface lures, swimming plugs, buck-
matically captured in Dylan’s iconic and win some more. The bats got schools and cast lures to them and get fat tails and spoons.
chorus where he, presumably a man hot. The lineup got healthy. The de- bluefish and plenty of rock, mostly in the The drought seems to have made all
of modest lineage, takes a hint of fense tightened. Rizzo made subtle, 15 to 16 inch range,. There are keepers to fresh water fish very hungry,
pleasure in asking, “How does it discount rack moves to cobble to- be had if you have enough patience, Crabs are very plentiful. There is a sol-
feel? To be without a home? Like a gether a serviceable bullpen. The Jigging with big metal jigs under the id month left to catch big crabs in the pots
complete unknown? Like a rolling result: the Nats recorded a post-23 breakers can result in bigger fish up to 30 for folks with waterfront property.
stone?” May record of 74-38 to finish 93-69
That’s a theory, anyway. No and secure the top wildcard playoff

Pet
Dylan song can be completely un- position.
derstood, nor is there ever a singular We never found out if Dylan’s
meaning. Nevertheless, it appears subject found her way. Did she find
to be a timeless lesson on the thin a home? Did she again become
line between the haves and haves known? Did she establish herself,
nots and that karma will have its day
with those not remaining mindful of
gather some moss and cease to be a
rolling stone? We will soon know OF THE WEEK
how quickly the order can change.
Gotham, May 2019
the outcome for the 2019 Nationals
– perhaps by the time this story goes
MEET GLEN
Fifty-four years after Dylan re- to press. Will they win the wildcard IF I HAD A DOLLAR FOR EVERY TIME
corded his classic in New York game and move on to the NLDS? MY DOG MADE ME SMILE,
City, the Washington Nationals left The NLCS? The World Series. I'D BE A MILLIONAIRE!
the Big Apple on May 23rd with an They say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not Hi there, my name is Glen. Think I'm cute in this
abysmal 19-31 record. They had the only one (some John Lennon picture? You won't believe my AMAZING CUTENESS
just been swept by the struggling to accompany all this Bob Dylan). when you meet me in person! Just one look at my ADORABLE FACE and
Mets and were in fourth place in the Regardless, we know this left-for- you will FALL IN LOVE. Everybody says I'm a ONE YEAR OLD GOOFBALL
NL East. dead baseball redemption project with a BIG HEART! Need more fun in your life? I'm your boy because I'm
The offseason and spring train- re-established itself and will play all about having FUN! I know I can be a wonderful part of anyone's life. So
ing – more insulated worlds - in no games in October, a preposterous here's the plan. Give my friends at TCAS a call, come meet me, take me
way predicted such a disaster. The thought in late-May. It is an encour- home and we will LOVE EACH OTHER FOREVER! BE MY MIRACLE! When
Nationals did lose Bryce Harper, aging story for anyone struggling to you choose to adopt from TCAS you are literally saving a life.
but they added stud pitcher Patrick find their way or who has had their PLEASE CHOOSE ME! And, remember, if there is room in the heart, there is room
Corbin to an elite starting rotation, fate left hanging in the balance by a in the house.
upgraded at catcher and compiled a Dylan song…metaphorically speak- Come meet me and the wonderful gang at Tri-County Animal
versatile roster mixed with veterans ing, I hope. Shelter (6707 Animal Shelter Road, Hughesville) or call
and rising stars. The bullpen was 301-932-1713 for more information. To see more of
the apparent weakness, but there Send comments to my amazing friends available for adoption, “like” us on
seemed to be adequate arms to RonaldGuyJr@gmail.com Facebook @ Tri-County Animal Shelter Southern MD.
Thursday, October 3, 2019 The County Times Education 23

CSM Launches Thomas V. “Mike”


Miller Jr. Center for Leadership
More than 300 Join Celebration
Saluting a legacy of of Southern Maryland a feature in its upcoming
Maryland leadership and students.” Pride of Southern Mary-
decades of strong sup- Viewed as a strong sup- land fundraising cam-
port of higher education, porter of higher educa- paign which will launch
the College of Southern tion, Miller has described during the spring of 2020,
Maryland (CSM) Foun- community colleges as supporting this initiative
dation raised nearly “the first line of defense to raise $500,000 for the
$300,000 to establish the for our educational sys- center.
Thomas V. “Mike” Miller tem” during his meetings “Thank all of you for
Jr. Center for Leadership with CSM’s student lead- supporting this initia-
at CSM during a festive ers and their peers who at- tive, but mostly we thank
and celebratory evening tend the annual Maryland President Mike Miller for
of music, great food and Student Advocacy Day his legacy of supporting
accolades for Miller at the in Annapolis. Recently, opportunity for all Mary-
Running Hare Vineyard Miller encouraged CSM’s landers through access to
in Calvert County Sept. representatives to partici- community college edu-
26. pate in community activi- cation, as well as the abil-
Miller is the nation’s ties not only to give back ity to transfer to our four
longest serving state sen- to their community but year partners across the Hundreds gathered to salute Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. for his strong commitment to higher
ate president, having been also as a resume-builder state,” said Murphy. education and to help the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation raise nearly
a member of the Mary- for their future. “We are A longtime supporter $300,000 to establish the Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. Center for Leadership. Senator Miller
land Senate since 1975 a peninsula—Charles, of CSM and the senator, and his wife Patty were lauded for their service to Marylanders and CSM students during a
and serving as the presi- Calvert and St. Mary’s Marianne Harms of Cal- Sept. 26 celebration at Running Hare Vineyard in Calvert County.
dent of the Maryland Sen- County—and one of our vert County along with friend to Southern Mary- has spent his entire career and economic mobility in
ate since 1987. most precious resources CSM Foundation Director land and a leader for our leading efforts and advo- this country than Senator
“Imagine being a is you, and the most pre- Dixie Miller are among state. Mike and his fam- cating for education,” said Miller.”
young person today, try- cious thing we can do for the founders of this proj- ily are just wonderful, ex- Dixie Miller. “Because For photos of the
ing to find your foot- you is to provide you with ect. Harms, in recalling traordinary people, and I he genuinely believes in event, please visit https://
ing and make sense of a quality education.” the support of the senator can’t think of a better leg- education, he has always csmphoto.zenfolio.com/
the world amid chaotic “We celebrate this lega- for many organizations in acy than a leadership cen- kept education for ALL as millercelebration
public discourse and po- cy by creating the Thom- the state and “our corner ter at the college named a top priority in the state
larized news sources,” as V. “Mike” Miller Cen- of the world,” described for my friend.” of Maryland. There is no Press Release from CSM
said CSM President Dr. ter for Leadership, which Miller as “such a loyal “Senator Mike Miller better advocate for social
Maureen Murphy while will be a catalyst for
kicking off the evening’s leadership development
remarks. “Imagine being for years to come,” added
a college whose charge is Murphy, further explain-
to support young people ing to the more than 300
as they learn to reconcile people in attendance that
contradictory ideas in a along with launching
culture that gives as much the center, CSM is also
credence in opinion as in proud to announce the
fact. In our current envi- Miller Family endowed
ronment, helping students scholarship.
grapple with complexity “Because of your gen-
and learn that there can erosity,” she shared with
be multiple valid perspec- the crowd. “We will have
tives on issues is becom- an endowed scholarship
ing increasingly difficult.” fund, a dedicated seminar
With Miller and his room, initiate the process
family, friends and col- for the appointment of a
leagues looking on, Distinguished Miller Pro-
Murphy shared that the fessor for Leadership, and
Thomas V. “Mike” Miller launch a lecture series
Center for Leadership has for both our students and
never been more needed the general public.” The
than it is now. Thomas V. “Mike” Miller
“Tonight, we celebrate Center will be located in
the legacy of Maryland the John E. Harms Aca-
Senate President Mike demic Building on CSM’s
Miller, America’s longest Prince Frederick Campus.
serving Senate President, The CSM Foundation is
whose example has long including the new Miller
been a model for College Center for Leadership as
Ne w s
24 PAX River The County Times Thursday, October 3, 2019

Patuxent River
Naval Air Station
NAVAIR Delivers First Redesigned MH-60s Gunner Seats to Fleet
The Aircrew Systems Program Office “The success of the gunner seat rede-
delivered, installed and demonstrated sign comes down to the power of rela-
the first two redesigned MH-60S Se- tionships, using the direct input and col-
ahawk gunner seats on Sept. 24 and 25 laboration with the fleet, coupled with a
to Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific tailored approach using AIRWorks and
(HSCWP) at Naval Air Station North organic prototyping allowed the team to
Island. go fast and deliver this capability with
This delivery is the culmination of in- speed,” said Gary Kurtz, director, Com-
novative, strategic planning across mul- mon Systems and Commercial Services.
tiple organizations working together to The MH-60S gunner seat redesign
complete the mission with urgency. has adjustable lumbar support, height
“From the Air Boss and NAVAIR’s adjustments, as well as energy absorb-
advocacy, the Office of Chief of Naval ers with selectable weight profile inte-
Operations Air Warfare Division rapid grated into the seat. All of these rede-
funding, program office customer ser- signed features provide a seat that is not
vice, HSCWP and Helicopter Sea Com- only crashworthy but also comfortable
bat Wing Atlantic (HSCWA) opera- for aircrew to sit in for many hours at
tor feedback; this was a team effort to a time—and has the fleet stamp of ap-
make possible an urgent fleet request,” proval prior to delivery.
said Capt. Ryan T. Carron, Commodore, “The gunner seat serves as a model
Commander HSCWP. for how innovative capability can be de-
The original MH-60S Gunner Seat veloped in the future,” Carron said.
was notoriously uncomfortable for air- The Aircrew Systems Program Office
crew to sit in for any length of time, and (PMA-202) includes all systems that di-
became detrimental to aircrew long- rectly support the aircrew and troops or
term health. Fielding a replacement is passengers in the performance of their
naval aviation’s No. 2 safety priority. AWSCM Darren Hauptmann, aircrew community lead, Commander Helicopter Sea Combat missions, and consist of the functional
“The MH-60S Gunner Seat is proof Wing Pacific, buckles himself into the redesigned MH-60S gunner seat Sept. 24 at Naval Air components, internal and external inter-
that the fleet and NAVAIR listen to one Station North Island. faces, and the environment to optimize
of our most precious assets—the naval vet ideas, support fit checks and provide im Flight Clearance decision, and sup- human performance, protection and
aircrewmen. Its redesign focused on the a conduit into the aircrew community. port faster design decisions. sustainment in aviation operations. It
health of the aircrew, providing better “The gunner seat redesign is a great Additive manufacturing was em- serves as the premiere organization for
crash protection and improving endur- example of how taking measured risks ployed to assess quickly the component human performance optimization and
ance,” Carron said. for an urgent fleet need and incorporat- fit/functionality prior to cutting complex enables the Navy and Marine Corps to
The program office used an innova- ing direct Fleet input allowed us to de- metallic components, saving the pro- be combat effective by providing and
tive approach and formed a Gunner Seat liver capability with far greater speed. gram months of schedule and cost. sustaining aircrew systems that work
Task Force (GSTF) to allow the fleet to The result will be increased aircrew en- The Naval Air Warfare Center Air- the first time, every time. PMA-202 ana-
provide real-time input during each step durance and mission performance, said craft Division AIRWorks office pro- lyzes, develops, and executes innovative
of the prototype’s development. The in- Vice Adm. Dean Peters, commander, vided rapid prototyping to bring the solutions that ensure warfighters are
tegrated product team responsible for NAVAIR. redesign to life in six months. This col- equipped with aircrew systems that are
the Gunner Seat redesign, led by Fil- As lead systems integrator, the gov- laboration across organizations using “Ready to Fight Tonight”, through all
lip Behrman, whom Carron personally ernment team used model based sys- innovative techniques saved both time phases of naval aviation, with the capa-
thanked for “his personal drive and lead- tems engineering to expedite the Inter- and money. bility and capacity to “Win the Future”.
ership,” used the GSTF as a resource to

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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
guyleonard@countytimes.net after noon on Mondays may run in the following week’s edition.

Charles William “Bill” Knott Judith was the on February 1, 2019. Bill was also close to his family and
loving wife Pat- Barbara’s family including her children: friends, and en-
Charles Wil- rick Marsham Cynthia “Cindy” Burch (Robert) of Comp- joyed spending
liam “Bill” Bowling whom ton, Frances Lilley (Lachelle) of Compton, time with them,
Knott, Sr., 70, of she married Barbara Bates (Shaun) of Charlotte Hall, especially his
Hollywood, MD on November and Frederick Lilley (Debbie) of Manning- mother. He was
was born on De- 17, 1963 in St. ton, WV; her grandchildren: Lisa Carroll, an avid gamer,
cember 27, 1948 Mary’s Catholic Heather Brock, Bobby Burch, Michelle but particularly
to parents, John Church Bryan- Harding, Wendy Burch, Jennifer Bates, enjoyed playing
Richard Knott, town, MD, and Kevin Bates and Brandon Bates and her 21 Halo and Call of
Sr. and late who preceded great-grandchildren. Duty. He also
mother Virginia her in death on May 30, 2012. Bill/Pa was sharp and played cards 2x a enjoyed watching movies, especially Star
Pilkerton Knott Judith is survived by her children Kim week - up to one week before his passing. Wars. He loved spending time on the water
(d. 2010). Bill passed away on September 24, Bowling of Baltimore, MD, Mark Bowling He was kind, loving and made people smile. with family, fishing and crabbing. He found
2019 in Hollywood, MD in his home sur- of St. Mary’s City, MD., 6 grandchildren He was fun to be around and will be missed pleasure in the simple things in life, a simple
rounded by his loving family. Whitney Albelo, Rebecca Worcester Lynk, very much. coffee and good hamburger to just spending
Bill is survived by his wife, Donna Marie Kennedy Worcester, Alexis Dean, Tommy A Graveside Service will be held at MD time with his friends and family, is what was
Knott (Hall) whom he married on November Dean, and David Dean, great grandchil- Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD at a most important. He also loved animals, es-
16, 1973 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in dren Annie Bryant Lynk, Bentley Dean, date to be determined. pecially his dog Chico.
Morganza, MD in which he enjoyed 45 years and Adalynn Dean. Siblings Barbara Fran- Condolences may be made at www.brins- In addition to his parents, Jason is also
of marriage together at their home in Holly- cis Middleton (Ron), Tommy Harrison, Phil fieldfuneral.com survived by his siblings: Crystal Dawn
wood, MD. He is survived by siblings Linda Harrison (Sandy), Susan Harrison Sovelius, Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Balch of Ridge, MD, Donald Wade “DJ”
Swarey, “Johnny” John Richard Knott, Jr. and Mary Pat Waltman (Mike). She was pre- Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD Balch, Jr. of Mechanicsville, MD and Joseph
(Donna), Darlene Knott Ridgell, and “Ter- ceded in death by her daughter Wendi Bowl-   Charles “Joey” Balch of Lexington Park,
ry” Terrence Wayne Knott (Donna). Bill ing and her brother John Harrison. MD; his grandfather, Charles Goldsbor-
took incredible pride in his children, Shawn Jason Ray Balch
She was a head teller and later retired ough of Hollywood, MD; his grandmother,
Knott (Susan) Hollywood, MD, Kimberly from County First Bank. Judy loved fam- Jason Ray Balch, 26, of Lexington Park, Shirley Spears of Lexington Park, MD; his
Knott-Barham (William) of California, MD, ily, boating, gardening, the mountains, ski- MD passed away suddenly on September 26, aunts, Amy Lagana of Hollywood, MD and
Charles William “Billy” Knott, Jr. (Gina) of ing, Army-Navy football games and hosting 2019 at his home. Nancy Cumberland of Lexington Park, MD;
Hollywood, MD and Crystal Knott-Gorman parties at her home. She was a supporter of He was born on November 26, 1992 to his nieces, Danielle Balch, Emily Balch and
(Dee) of Great Mills, MD, 11 grandchildren Patuxent River Naval Air Base and a mem- Donald Wade Balch of Lexington Park, MD Gabrielle Balch; his cousins: Steven Lagana,
(Bridget, Daniel, Derrick, Wyatt, Maken- ber of the Navy League for Many years. and Kelly Marie Goldsborough Balch of Bobby Lagana, Anthony Lagana, Lindsay
zie, Makylah, Alexia, Damaree, Jordan, Interment will be private. Lexington Park, MD. Lagana, Sabrina Jameson, Mark Jameson;
Dezmond and Calyssa) and 3 great grand- In Lieu of flowers donation may be to He attended Great Mills High School. and many extended family and friends. He is
children (Addison, Dayton and Landon). Hospice of St. Mary’s P.O. Box 625 Leonar- He enjoyed working with his father in con- preceded in death by his grandmother, Lin-
He was preceded in death by first wife, dtown, MD 20650. struction and painting. He was close to da Goldsborough, his grandfather, Donald
Nancy Davis Knott (mother of Shawn) and
brother, Leonard David Knott (d. 2018).
As a young boy Bill worked with his William Clarence
siblings on their father’s farm in Holly- “Bill” Morgan
wood, MD where they grew tobacco. Bill
attended St. John’s Catholic School and William Clar-
Chopticon High School, graduating in ence “Bill” Mor-
1968, where he participated in track and gan aka “Pa”,
field and was a record setting shot putter. 101, of Leon-
Bill was employed by the United States Gov- ardtown, MD
ernment by the Architect of the Capitol in passed away
Washington D.C., where he was a painter on September
and supervisor. He was well known for his 22, 2019 at St.
keen eye for detail and meticulous quality of Mary’s Nursing
work when it came to painting. He retired Center.
after 30 years of service (1975-2005) and Bill was born
devoted much of his time to helping others, on June 14, 1918 in NC to the late William
working on the family farm, spending time Kater Morgan and Sara Bethany (Carpenter)
maintaining the grounds and up keep of Sot- Morgan.
terley Plantation and dedicating himself to Bill resided in St. Mary’s County for the
Faith Bible Church in Mechanicsville, MD, last 25 years; prior to that he lived in Vir-
where he was always known for his tireless ginia Beach, VA. He joined the U.S. Army
work ethic, unrelenting commitment to his at age 16 and again served from February
family, and his incredible faith in God. Bill 2, 1943 until his honorable discharge on
took great pride in being a member of the November 11, 1943. For most of his life he
congregation and an active member of the worked as an upholsterer repairing cars and
Celebrate Recovery Program. boats.
Bill was known as a skilled dart, corn- He married Claudia Morgan in 1953. They
hole and horseshoe player. He took pride spent 39 years together before her passing
in spending time with and being a dedicat- in 1992. He is survived by his daughter,
ed husband, father, grandfather and great Jeanelle Tuttle (Alan), of Lexington Park,
grandfather. MD; three grandchildren, Sheila Griese
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made (Steve), of Cheltenham, MD, Keith Tuttle
to Faith Bible Church P.O. Box 579 Mechan- II (Elizabeth), of Bel Air, MD, and Sherry
icsville, MD 20659 White, of Snellville, GA; five great grand-
children, DeAnna Orwig, Keith Tuttle III,
Tyler Tuttle, Jordan Tuttle, Taylor White,
Judith Gray Bowling and Kailey White, and one great-great
granddaughter, Rory White. In addition to
Judith Gray Bowling, 73, of St. Mary’s his parents and spouses, he was preceded
City, MD formerly from Bryantown, MD in death by six siblings, Stuart, Wesley,
passed away on September 22, 2019 at her Johnny, Ruth, Kater and Inez, as well as his
home. Born on January 11, 1946 in Wash- daughter, Jeannette Eddins.
ington, DC, she was the loving daughter of He married Barbara Jane Morgan on Jan-
the late Elsie Mae McDonagh Harrison and uary 18, 2008 in Leonardtown, MD. They
Thomas Edwin Harrison, Sr. were married 11 years before her passing
26 Obituaries The County Times Thursday, October 3, 2019

Francis Balch, and his aunt, Crystal Marie p.m., at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 21340 Russell Wilbur Mears, Jr. Leonard Price
Balch. Colton Point Road, Avenue, MD 20609. In-
Interment will be private. terment followed at Sacred Heart Catholic Russell Wil- Leonard Price,
The family appreciates any donations to Cemetery, 23080 Maddox Road, Bushwood, bur Mears, Jr., 59, of Piney
help with the funeral costs be made to Brins- MD 20618. 79 of Mechan- Point, MD,
field Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Chad Oliver, Nicky icsville, MD passed away on
Arrangements by Brinsfield Funeral Oliver, Brittany Buzzeo, Michelle Boothe, formerly of September 22,
Home, P.A. Heather Pechatsko, and Amanda Davis. Rock Point, MD 2019, at Med-
Condolences to the family may be made at Honorary Pallbearers will be Kell Davis and passed away at Star Georgetown
www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Georgie Burroughs. his home on Sep- University Hos-
Memorial contributions may be made to tember 28, 2019. pital in Washing-
the Seventh District Rescue Squad, P.O. Box Russell was ton, D.C.
Joseph “Pappy Joe” the son of the Len was born
7, Avenue, MD 20609 or Alzheimer’s Asso-
Everett Oliver, Sr. ciation of MD, 10665 Stanhaven Place, Suite late Helen Gertrude Mears and Russell Wil- on January 24, 1960, in Conway, Arkansas
205D, White Plains, MD 20695. bur Mears. to Mary L. (Haynes) Price and the late James
Joseph “Pap-
Condolences to the family may be made at He was the loving husband of Esther D. Price.
py Joe” Everett
www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Mears, devoted father of Vivian Azopardi of Len served his nation for over 41 years,
Oliver, Sr., 88,
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Leonardtown, MD, Diana Allen of Leonar- first as an active-duty sailor, then as a con-
of Avenue, MD
Home, P.A. dtown, MD and Robert (MaryAnn) Hill of tracted technician, and later, as a dedicated
passed away
Warsaw, IN. Also survived by his niece’s NAVAIR civil servant at NAS Patuxent
on September
Darla (Mike) Ingram of Chambersburg, PA River, MD. While in the Navy, he served as
26, 2019 at St. Patricia “Pat” Ann and Liz (Mike) Castro of Chambersburg, a Crew Chief and Rescue Swimmer aboard
Mary’s Nursing
Center surround- Vallandingham PA. HH-46A and as an Airborne Electronic Su-
Russell was a 50’s car enthusiast, he spent pervisor aboard EP-3E aircraft from 1978
ed by his loved Patricia “Pat”
several years doing car restorations. He was through 1991. Upon leaving active duty,
ones. Ann Vallanding-
a cross country truck driver. Len supported multiple programs as an elec-
He was born on March 12, 1931 in Ave- ham, 64 of Av-
Interment will be private. tronic warfare analyst and avionics expert,
nue, MD to the late James Berlin Oliver and enue, MD passed
moving to Civil Service in 2004 where he
Julia (Bailey) Oliver. away on Sep-
led various teams with PMA 209, 213, 299,
Joseph served in the U.S. Army from tember 28, 2019
March 1, 1950 to March 9, 1953 where he at her residence.
Raymond Kenneth Wible 280, 242 and finishing his career with the
Joint Strike Fighter program. His friends
earned the Army of Occupation of Germa- Born April 20, Ken was born
and co-workers will remember him as a pas-
ny Medal. Joseph attended General Motors 1955 in Leonar- in St. Mary’s
sionate, dedicated leader who built strong,
Training Center and received his certifica- dtown, MD, she Hospital on
personal, and professional relationships with
tion as an Auto Body Technician and was was the daughter March 11, 1944,
those he led. He was consistently focused
employed at Ourisman Chevrolet for most of John Stephen Lacey of Avenue, MD and to Raymond
upon providing the best possible support for
of his career, along with working at other the late Estelle Louise Farrell Lacey. Spencer Wible
his Sailors and Marines. Len was incredibly
Auto Body Shop through Clinton and Mar- Pat is survived by her loving husband and Margaret
successful at each position he assumed and
lo Heights area. After retiring Pappy Joe Francis P. “Frankie” Vallandingham whom Virginia Magill
has left a positive impact upon his coworkers
helped at his son’s body shop. He married she married on June 29, 1973 in Leonard- Wible. He was
and friends both professionally and person-
the love of his life Edna Marie Burroughs town, MD. the youngest of
ally. Len was a “Stand Up Guy” who could
on July 4, 1953 at Immaculate Conception She was the devoted mother of Chris three children,
be counted on when you needed anything.
Church. They spent 66 wonderful years to- (Kristi) Nelson of Hughesville, MD, Cin- Veronica, Ellen (Deceased), and then Ken
His friendship, comradery, and humor will
gether. In his spare time, he enjoyed being dy (J.F.) Williams of Avenue, MD, and After graduation from the original Leonard-
be greatly missed by all who knew him.
on the water fishing, crabbing and he loved Lynn (Mikey) Jenkins of Hollywood, MD, town High School, he chose to enlist in the
He married his loving, loyal wife, Karen
cutting grass. Along River Springs Road brother Wayne (Jackie) Lacey of Mechan- United Sates Air Force, He served his coun-
Nash, on October 9, 2004, in Las Vegas, Ne-
you could hear Pappy saying, “See you later icsville, MD, grandchildren, Tiffani (Zach) try for over 21 years. While home on leave
vada. Len was a skilled handyman and could
Ole Buddy”. He would always give children O’Sullivan, D.J. (Brooke) Williams, Destiny in 1966, he and his Dad drove to the local
fix nearly anything. He was a proud Terra-
money, even neighborhood children. One of Russell, Emily Nelson, Anthony Russell, bowling alley to roll a few games. While
pin having graduated from the University
his favorite foods was chocolate ice cream, Jace Williams, K.J. Rhodes, great-grand- there, Ken met his future wife, Linda Ma-
of Maryland in 1996. He enjoyed running
he was happiest when he heard the ice cream children, McKenna Grace O’Sullivan and rie Aud. They were married on December 2,
and actually completed the Marine Corps
truck coming down River Springs Road, he Charlotte Ann O’Sullivan (due February 1967. From this wonderful union two beauti-
Marathon in D.C. in 2016. When he wasn’t
would happily buy each little child what- 2020). ful children were born, Brian Kenneth and
working, he enjoyed Redskins football, sail-
ever they wanted from the Ice cream truck.  Pat graduated from Chopticon High Tammy Lynne (TL).
ing, reading, and most of all, he loved spend-
Sweets were always his favorite and were School in 1973, she went to work for the Upon military retirement, the family re-
ing time with his children and was so very
never turned down. Pappy Joe was a great United Association/International Train- turned to the County to try to make the lives
proud of each of them. 
family man, he loved his children, grand- ing Fund retiring on January 1, 2018 after of our Senior Family Members easier. Ken
In addition to his mother, Mary Webb, and
children and great grandchildren, nephews, 26 years of employment. She enjoyed word lived to help older citizens with their yard
his wife, Karen, he is survived by his chil-
nieces, brothers and sister (in-laws). Pappy searches, working in her yard, spending time needs.
dren, Kristopher and Kevyn Price, of Port
was full of life and always had countless with her grandkids, and spending time with He was an avid bowler, carried a decent
Republic, MD, Ryan Palmieri, Luke and
jokes, he drove the boat for Jefferson Island her partner in crime Linda Vallandingham. average, and respected every member of
Sarah Price, all of Great Mills, MD and his
Club at only 12 years old. The family will receive friends on every team he was on. In his later years,
brother, Justin Price (Anna Stavinoha), of
In addition to his wife, he is survived Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 5:00PM he and his golfing buds chased that little
Vancouver, WA, and special friends Susan
by his children, Joseph Oliver (Margie), of to 8:00PM with prayers recited at 7:00PM white ball around never missing the chance
Fagan and Rhiannon Wright of Piney Point,
Hollywood, MD, Randy Oliver (Bonnie), of in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, to “explore” the entire golf course. Just
MD. He was preceded in death by his father,
Leonardtown, MD, and Patrick Oliver (Ka- Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian one other little note, he was the first leftie
James Price and his step-father, Richard
thie), of Hollywood, MD; brother, Bobby Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Oc- to roll a perfect 300 game at Esperanza.
Haas.
Oliver, of Avenue, MD; seven grandchil- tober 3, 2019 at 10:00AM in Holy Angels Sadly, Ken passed away on Saturday, Sep-
The family will receive friends for Len’s
dren, Heather Pechatsko (Joe), Nicky Oliver, Catholic Church, Avenue, MD with Father tember 28, 2019. He is survived by his lov-
Life Celebration on Friday, October 4, 2019,
Brittany Buzzeo (Jonathan), Chad Oliver, Samuel Plummer officiating. ing family; wife Linda, son Brian, Daughter
at 5:00 p.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home,
Michelle Boothe (Kenny), Amanda Davis Interment will follow in Sacred Heart TL(Gus), granddaughter Madeline Elisa-
22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD
(John), and Dale Williams (Kayla); seven Cemetery, Bushwood, MD. beth, sister Veronica (Fran),sister-in-law
20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
great grandchildren, Paige Oliver, Nick Pallbearers will be: Mike Lacey, Johnny Debbie, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins,
held on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 10:00
Buzzeo, Andrew Buzzeo, Everett Oliver, Vallandingham, Anthony Russell, Chris and friends.
a.m. at Holy Face Catholic Church, 20408
Lexi Boothe, Abby Boothe, and Emmalyn Nelson, D.J. Williams, and Clyde Farrell. All Funeral Services will be pri-
Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, MD
Davis. He was preceded in death by his par- Honorary pallbearers will be: Tiffani vate. A Mass of Remembrance
20634. Interment will be performed by the
ents and three brothers, Jimmy, Jack, and O’Sullivan, Destiny Russell, Emily Nelson, will be scheduled at a later date.
U.S. Navy at sea in a private ceremony. Fair
Bernard Oliver. Jace Williams, K.J. Rhodes and McKenna Memorial contributions may be made to
winds and following seas, Len!
Family received friends on Monday, Sep- O’Sullivan. Second District Fire and Rescue P.O. Box 1
Memorial contributions, in tribute to
tember 30, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Lee, MD 20692 and St. George Cath-
Len’s battle with AML, may be made to the
p.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial cel- the 7th District Volunteer Rescue Squad olic Church 19212 St. George Church Road
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, LLS Do-
ebrated by Reverend Sam Plummer at 12:00 and/or Hospice of St. Mary’s. Valley Lee, MD 20692.
Thursday, October 3, 2019 The County Times Obituaries 27

nation or mailed to The Leukemia & Lym- 2:00 p.m. with prayers recited at 1:00 p.m. pares students to complete high school and County, Mississippi, in the Delta area--one
phoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box In lieu of flowers, the family request that gives them the opportunity to earn college of the poorest regions in the country. In re-
98018 Washington DC 20090-8018. donations be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s. credit as an alternative to more traditional tirement in Palm Springs, California, while
Condolences to the family may be made Condolences may be made at www.brins- secondary education.  At Old Dominion, battling ALS, she and her husband chal-
at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. fieldfuneral.com. she saw its College of Education rise to its lenged social inequities and injustices by
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral highest national ranking ever among U.S. hosting group meetings at their home for the
Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD. Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD. schools of education.  Linda led the plan- progressive Courageous Resistance move-
ning for the new ODU Education Building ment.  On the individual level in California,
and brought some of the most prominent ed- she was a volunteer for CASA (National
Mya Nicole Phillips Dr. Linda Ann Irwin-DeVitis ucation scholars in America to Norfolk for Court Appointed Special Advocate Associa-
university-wide and community events. One tion), assisting a vulnerable teenager in judi-
Mya Nicole Dr. Linda Ann
of her principal priorities was to forge closer cial and educational matters. 
Phillips, 5, of (Haren) Irwin-
ties between ODU and local area schools. She enjoyed lively conversation, reading,
Leona rdtow n, DeVitis, 71, died
According to Maurice Berube, Eminent travel, good food and cinema.  Most espe-
MD passed away on September 15,
Scholar Emeritus of Educational Lead- cially, Linda wanted to be with her imme-
on September 2019, at home in
ership at ODU: “Linda was a wonderful diate family--husband Joe, daughter Leigh,
25, 2019 at Johns Leona rdtow n,
dean.  She had a vision for what education daughter-in-law Catherine, and grandchil-
Hopkins Hospi- MD.
should be and held high expectations for dren Harper (age 2), Kai (age 2), and Silas
tal in Baltimore, She had
faculty and students.  Linda wanted her stu- (age 3). In her final years, they were her de-
MD.  waged a brave
dents to be critical thinkers and give back voted caretakers; she had been the rock in
She was born three-year battle
to American society.  Always an advocate their lives.       
on December 5, against compli-
for social change in the nation, she worked Linda’s many family members, friends,
2013 in New York to the Claude Phillips and cations from ALS.
on the ground level with groups for a better and colleagues will always cherish her
Karen Stroud. Linda was born on January 12, 1948, in
America.”  ODU Professor William Owings gracious kindness and generosity, her lov-
Mya was a happy go lucky girl who en- Maryville, TN.  She was beloved by her
and his wife, Dr. Leslie Kaplan, remembered ing warmth, her hearty laughter, and her
joyed playing with her dolls, singing and family and friends.  Her devoted husband of
Linda as a “wonderful wife to Joe, mother powerful moral compass.  ALS could not
dancing.  She liked to go to school and play 32 years, Joseph L. DeVitis, shared her quest
to their daughter, and grandmother of take those gifts from her. In the end, Linda
with her new friends and her siblings.  for education reform and social justice.  Lin-
three.  As a scholar, she was always reading judged society by how well it treats its chil-
In addition to her parents, Mya is also sur- da’s daughter Leigh Garrett Irwin, and her
and staying current with the literature and dren.  She had the courage to engage in their
vived by her siblings: Jazmine Knox, Claude wife Catherine Ford Irwin, along with their
emerging issues in education.  At dinner, we struggles and promise.  She fought to break
Phillips, Jr., Reina Phillips, Tyrik Phillips, three children, Harper Lunn Irwin, Dorothy
would mention a topic, and she would fill us down the walls that divide us.  Today’s often
Sean Silas Phillips, Shyquan Phillips, Malik Kai Irwin, and Silas Ford Irwin were a great
in with the history, the people, the politics, fractured world is diminished without her,
Silas Phillips and Nasar Phillips. source of joy and were especially support-
and the issue’s meaning for education.  She but Linda’s example will continue to bring
Memorial contributions may be made to ive as she battled ALS.  Linda was preceded
was also a skilled host who threw the best light and hope our way.
Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York in death by her parents, Dorothy (Lunn)
parties with lively guests and plenty of good In lieu of flowers, donations may be
Avenue, New York, NY 10065. Haren and Edward Boyd Haren II, long-
food and drink.  As a friend, we will miss made in her name to CASA (the gift may be
Condolences to the family may be made at time residents of Maryville, TN.  Linda is
her dearly.” specified for a local or state chapter of one’s
www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. dearly missed by her siblings, Edward Boyd
She was a highly respected scholar.  Upon choice).  Please see https://casaforchildren.
Haren III (Houston, TX), Sally (Neaves)
completing her doctorate, she received the org/our-work/programs/  for this informa-
Haren (Jacksonville, FL), Martha (Haren)
Dissertation of the Year award from the Col- tion.  Linda chose to be cremated. There will
Harriet Wilma Bean McCampbell (South Bend, IN) and Marilew
lege Reading Association.  She wrote many be a ceremony in her honor for family mem-
(Haren) Bartling (Las Vegaas, NV), their
Harriet Wilma scholarly articles and book chapters; and she bers and friends in the spring of 2020 in the
spouses, and many nieces, nephews, and
Bean, 76, of St. co-authored two books on graphic organiz- Great Smoky Mountains near her hometown
cousins.  Many of the above were able to
Mary’s City, ers for K-8 classrooms, focusing on strate- of Maryville, TN.
be at Linda’s bedside, expressing their love
MD passed away gies for authentic learning. Linda co-edited
and gratitude, as she passed away. Her good
on September (with her husband Joe)   Adolescent Educa-
friends Patricia (Davis) Lynch (New Or-
26, 2019 at her tion (2011), which won the Critics Choice
leans, LA) and Amanda (Hall) Massey (At-
home. Award from the American Educational
lanta, GA) were also in attendance. 
Harriet was Studies Association as an outstanding aca-
After graduating from Maryville (TN)
born on Febru- demic book of the year.  She grounded her
High School in 1965, Linda received her B.
ary 3, 1943 in education work in the highest principles of
S. and  Ed.D. from the University of Ten-
Washington D.C. democratic practice--with respect for teach-
nessee and her M.Ed. from the University
to the late Harry Fleishman and Sara Farrell ers, students, and parents and a keen sensi-
of New Orleans. Throughout her career, she
Fleishman. tivity to constructing humane communities. 
focused on promoting educational opportu-
On February 6, 1965, Harriet married the Linda was a social activist. In the sum-
nity and social justice.  She was a dedicated
love of her life, Richard Bean. Together they mers of 2000 and 2001, she led a cadre of
public school teacher in New Orleans and
spent 54 wonderful years of marriage. Binghamton University (NY) students in
Orange County (FL) and a highly successful
Harriet was a St. Mary’s County resident a reading program for youth in Sunflower
college teacher and university administra-
for 22 years, prior to that she lived in Bran-
tor for nearly 50 years.  Linda taught at the
dywine, MD. She was employed for 32 years
University of Tennessee at Martin, the State
by the Federal Government as an Adminis-
University of New York at Oneonta (where
tration Manager for the Census Bureau until
she was also Education Department chair),
her retirement in 1998.
Harriet was a member of Trinity Episco- and Binghamton University (SUNY).  She In loving memory of

Rose Johnson-Emory
was associate dean of Education and Hu-
pal Church in St. Mary’s City. Her passions
man Development at the University of Lou-
were boating and gardening.  Harriet was an
isville and dean of the College of Education
active member, and held Board positions, at
at Georgia College in Milledgeville and Old
the Corinthian Yacht Club, the Chesapeake
Bay Yacht Club Association, and Mistress Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.
Linda had a distinguished career of aca- who passed October 1, 1992
Brent Garden Club of St. Mary’s City.
demic leadership.  At Binghamton, she coor-
She is survived by her husband, Richard The years may wipe out many things,
dinated its GEAR UP program, which pro-
Bean of St. Mary’s City, MD; her children,
vides services to high-poverty middle and But this they wipe out never,
Dayna Jacobs of Port Republic, MD and
high school classrooms. As dean at Georgia
Mary Bean Lawver of Hollywood, MD; as The Memory of Those Happy Days,
College, her unit was awarded the 2008
well as her sister, Roberta Gibbs of Cool
Richard Wisniewski Award by the Society When We Were All Together
Springs, TX. She also leaves behind 5
of Professors of Education for innovation in
grandchildren.
A Life Celebration Memorial Service will teacher education.  It was also a finalist for
the National Christa McAuliffe Excellence
Love, Tracy, Susan & Dad
be held at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.,
in Teaching Award.  Linda was instrumental
22955 Hollywood Rd. Leonardtown, MD
in the development of the Georgia College
20650, on October 11th from 11:00 a.m. until
Early College for grades 7-12, which pre-
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Ongoing
In honor of our loved ones that have battled 10a.m. to 2p.m. egalitarian synagogue serving the needs of the
this disease, we are asking that members wear Join us as we celebrate the 60th birthday Southern Maryland Jewish Community. be-
Queen of Hearts pink on this day to show their support The cost of our Pastor, Rev. Roderick W. McClanahan. thisraelmd.org.
is $3. To sign up and pay for this program in Our guest Preacher will be Rev. Dr. Charles W.
Wed, Oct 9, 2019
Brass Rail Sports Bar
20331 Point Lookout Road advance, please visit the front desk. For more McNeill, Jr., Pastor of Unity Baptist Church,
Great Mills information call 301-475-4200, ext. 73103. Washington, DC. For additional information
please contact First Missionary Baptist Church DLLR Veteran Assistance
Hosted every and is sponsored by the Arch- Calvert Library
angel Scholarship Foundation in support of St. Spaghetti Dinner at 301-863-8388.
St. John’s Catholic Church 850 Costley Way
Michael’s School, Ridge.  For the following Prince Frederick
dates the Queen of Hearts will take place. 43900 St Johns Rd, Artisan Market
Hollywood Summerseat Farm 9a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Friday Oct 4 Representative from DLLR Disabled Veter-
Friday Oct 11 5p.m. to 7p.m. 26655 Three Notch Rd
Enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat Italian Mechanicsville an Outreach Program will be available to meet
Friday Oct 25 with veterans seeking employment. Registra-
For Friday Oct. 18 we are hosting the dinner made by St. John’s teachers at the Mon- 10a.m. to 3p.m.
signor Harris Center. This event supports stu- Summerseat Farm is holding a unique craft tion encouraged, but not required. 410-535-
Rhythm and Riches Concert at the Hollywood 0291 or 301-855-1862. CalvertLibrary.info.
Firehouse and will hold our Queen of Hearts dent activities during Catholic Schools Week. fair rain or shine. The market will feature all
Drawing there for this one night. For more in- Menu: spaghetti (meat/meatless), lasagna, homemade, homegrown, handcrafted, vintage
salad, bread. Cost: adults, $10; ages 6-12, $5; and baked goods. You won’t want to miss this Yom Kippur Services
formation call 904-571-7357. Beth Israel Synagogue
ages 5 and under, free. event. See our website at www.summerseat.
Thursday, Oct.3, 2019 org. 21780 Bunker Hill Drive
Sat, Oct 5, 2019 Blessing of the Fleet
Lexington Park MD
9:30 a.m. to 2p.m.
Queen of Hearts LVRSA Fundraiser
Fitzies Marina Restaurant and Pub, Pulled Pork BBQ Carry Out Dinner St. Clement’s Island Museum Services start at 9:30 am with the Torah
21540 Joe Hazel Rd, Leonardtown 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department & 38370 Point Breeze Rd reading around 11:00 am, Yizkor around 12:00
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Rescue Squad Noon to 7p.m. pm, and Musaf ending around 2:00 pm. The
Please join us to take a chance to pick a 45245 Drayden Rd, Valley Lee, MD 20692 This celebratory family event live enter- Rabbi will lead a discussion starting at 4:15 pm
card and find the Queen of Hearts to win. 4p.m. to 7p.m. tainment, free boat excursions, local food which leads into mincha at 5:00pm, neliah at
Each Thursday there will be a chance to win MENU: Pork BBQ, Cole-Slaw, Baked and vendors, children’s activities, fireworks, 6:15pm, ending with ma-ariv and break-fast at
until she’s found. Thank you for your support Beans and Roll; Cost: $12.00 a dinner; Pre- and more. Adults $10. Children 12 and under 7:15pm. We are an egalitarian synagogue serv-
to the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad orders Highly Recommended free! Stay updated at www.facebook.com/ ing the needs of the Southern Maryland Jewish
Auxiliary. Contact Robin to Preorder / for more BlessingofTheFleetSOMD Community. bethisraelmd.org.
information: at 301-737-4366(H) or
Newtowne Players “Angel Street 240-577-0270(C)
Mon, Oct 7, 2019 Thu, Oct 10, 2019
(Gaslight)” CSM Wellness Clinic
Three Notch Theatre Blessing of the Fleet Luncheon: Bruce Thomas Performance
St. Clement’s Island Museum Northern Senior Activity Center Northern Senior Activity Center
21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park 29655 Charlotte Hall Road
8p.m. to 10p.m. 38370 Point Breeze Rd 29655 Charlotte Hall Road
Coltons Point, Charlotte Hall Charlotte Hall
The Newtowne Players present Patrick 9a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Hamilton’s classic thriller “Angel Street (Gas- Noon to 7p.m. 11:30a.m. to 1p.m.
Blessing of the Fleet commemorates the Relax and dine with us at the Northern Se- The College of Southern Maryland’s Nurs-
light).” Tickets, available at www.newtowne- ing Program will provide a free wellness clinic
players.org, are $15 for adults; $13 for military, time-honored tradition of blessing the South- nior Activity Center as we enjoy the singing
ern Maryland watermen’s fleet of boats. stylings of Bruce Lunch will be stuffed shells at the Northern Senior Activity Center. Pre-
seniors, NTP members and students; and $10 sentations topics will include thyroid and ag-
for children under 12. All tickets for Thursday This celebratory family event live entertain- with tomato sauce, garlic bread, seasoned
ment, free boat excursions, local food and spinach, apple juice, and a special dessert. The ing, chronic kidney disease, mental health and
performances are $10. Reservations may be aging, changing senses, hypertension and ef-
made at 301-737-5447. vendors, children’s activities, fireworks, and suggested ticket donation is $6 and is due at
more. Adults $10. Children 12 and under sign up. Space is limited.. For availability call fects of stress.
Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 free! Stay updated at www.facebook.com/ 301-475-4200, ext. 73101. Health checks include blood pressure,
BlessingofTheFleetSOMD height and weight, and heart rate. Drop-ins are
Fall Fest on First Friday Elks Holdem Bounty Tournament welcome; prior sign up is not required.
Town Square, Leonardtown Drive Thru BBQ Chicken Dinner St. Marys County Elks Lodge
Bring the whole family for a wonderful Mt. Zion United Methodist Church 45779 Fire Dept Ln. AFCEA—Former Navy Secretary John
community event featuring a free concert by 27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd Mechanicsville 7p.m. to 11p.m. Lehman
“Cowboy Crossing” at Leonardtown Square Noon to 5p.m. No Limit Holdem Poker Tournament Bay District Volunteer Fire Department So-
and other activities including pumpkin deco- Menu: 1/2 BBQ Chicken Baked Potato Ap- Earn a bounty chip worth $5 dollars for ev- cial Hall
rating, scarecrow making, face painting, a plesauce Green Beans Pickled Beets Roll and ery person that you bust out of the tournament. 46900 S Shangri-La Dr
Scarecrow Stroll, scavenger hunt, selfie sta- snack cake. $15 per dinner dinners packaged This tournament is part of our leaderboard Lexington Park
tions, a “Mini Pumpkin’ Chuckin’ Contest” to go but you are invited to dine in the Fellow- challenge. Earn 1 point for every person 11:30a.m. to 2p.m.
and much more throughout town. ship Hall and picnic tables. Bake sale by the knocked out before you. The AFCEA Southern Maryland Chapter
Check the Leonardtown First Fridays Face- Girl Scouts. All proceeds benefit UMM min- Omaha Hi/Lo : $.50—$1 no limit (starts at and The Patuxent Partnership are proud to
book page for details. For more information istries. For more information call church office 4pm) host theFormer Secretary of the Navy, John
call (301) 247-7611. at 301-884-4132 F. Lehman, Jr. at a luncheon and book signing
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 event for his critically-acclaimed book: Oceans
Day of Pink Bingo Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 Kol Nidre Services
Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea.
Northern Senior Activity Center
29655 Charlotte Hall Road Pastor Roderick W. McClanahan 60th Beth Israel Synagogue
Charlotte Hall Birthday Celebration 21780 Bunker Hill Drive
10a.m. to 11a.m. First Missionary Baptist Church 6:30p.m. to 8p.m.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 46370 Pegg Lane Services for Kol Nidre with Rabbi Kenneth
Lexington Park Cohen at Beth Israel Synagogue. We are an

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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 www.stmarysmd.com/aging 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; Eric Colvin; Todd B. Morgan; John E. O’Connor; and the Department of Aging & Human Services

weight, and heart rate. This event is free! belt and turn signal use. Pre-registration cated at 44219 Airport Road in California,
Mah Jong Coming Drop-ins are welcome (no prior signup is is required and can be accomplished by MD.
back to Loffler needed) and it’s a great chance to meet the calling 301-475-4200, ext. 71658 or stop During this year’s Community Health
If you enjoy Western Mah Jong, whether many nursing students who are providing by the registration desk at Loffler. If you & Wellness Fair, screenings will include
you have just learned or have been playing outreach and on-site services. wish to order a lunch from the center, the body composition, glucose, skin cancer,
for a long time, beginning Oct. 3 you can cost is $6 if you are under 60 and by dona- hearing, vision, and blood pressure.
play at the Loffler Senior Activity Center
on Thursdays at 1 p.m. Call 391-475-4200,
9th Annual Barn Party at the tion for those 60+ years of age. Lunch can Licensed Massage Therapist Gwynne
be ordered at the same time you register Hill with California Total Body Massage
ext. 71658 to let us know if you would like St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds for the class. will be on site from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
to participate or for more information. Kick off the autumn season with a good offering free mini-massages. The Phar-
old fashion barn party planned by the
Garvey Senior Activity Center! The 9th Luncheon with Bruce Thomas macy at PJ Bean will be supplying flu shot.
Nutrition Education: Annual Barn Party will be held at the St. Guest vocalist Bruce Thomas will be Bring your insurance card to get your flu
Eat to Trim Belly Fat Mary’s County Fairgrounds on Thursday, here at the Garvey Senior Activity Cen- shot, all insurance agencies are accepted.
Each month, Dietitian Donna Taggert ter on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 12 p.m. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office
Oct. 10, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy country
offers a presentation on a nutrition topic Bruce is a diverse performer who can ef- and St. Mary’s County Health Depart-
music and food in a country setting. Tap
that is interesting and meaningful. This fortlessly move through the musical cat- ment will be on-site to collect expired or
your feet while listening to live country
month she will discuss Eat to Trim Belly egories of inspirational, swing, jazz, pop, unwanted medications, including diabetic
music by True Blue Country, twirl your
Fat at the Loffler Senior Activity Center and R&B. Please join us for his energetic supplies such as needles and lancets.
partner around the dance floor, and enjoy
on Monday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. If you would and interactive performance while din- Do you want to skip the registration
a catered pulled pork meal. There will be
like to attend this free session, call 301- ing. The menu for lunch will be lasagna, line? Attendees can register online at:
a 50/50 raffle and door prizes! Tickets are
475-4200, ext. 71658. Additionally, Donna tossed salad w/dressing, WW dinner roll, www.stmarysmd.com/aging/healthfair.
$10 and will be available for purchase at
offers free, personalized nutrition coun- spinach, canned plums and orange juice. asp. Online registrants will be eligible for
all senior activity center locations begin-
seling before and after the presentation. A donation toward the cost of your meal a special prize! Online registration closes
ning Sept. 3, while supplies last. Tickets
If you would like to take advantage of the is appreciated if you are 60 years of age or at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.
must be purchased in advance; there will
opportunity for counseling, make an ap- older. For those under 60 the cost of your The Department thanks our many spon-
be no ticket sales at the door. This will be
pointment by text message or calling 240- meal will be $6. To make reservations call sors for this event, including ClearCap-
the last barn party, so don’t miss out! For
538-6539 Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 301-475-4200, ext. 71050. tions, the Center for Vein Restoration, and
more information, call 301-475-4200, ext. St. Mary’s County Nursing and Rehabili-
71050. tation Center!
CSM Wellness Clinic Community Health & Wellness This event is free and open to the pub-
The College of Southern Maryland’s AARP Safe Driving Class Fair - Event to be held Friday, lic. For more information, contact Com-
Nursing Program will provide a free well-
ness clinic at the Northern Senior Activity
An AARP Safe-Driving course will Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. munity Programs & Outreach Manager
be held at the Loffler Senior Activity It’s that time of year again! The 2019 Sarah Miller at 301-475-4200, ext. 71073,
Center on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 9-11:30 Center on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 9 email sarah.miller@stmarysmd.com, visit
Health Fair, sponsored by the St. Mary’s
a.m. Presentations topics include Thyroid a.m. to 2 p.m. (with an hour lunch break www.stmarysmd.com/aging/healthfair.
County Department of Aging & Human
and Aging, Chronic Kidney Disease, Men- at 11:30). This program includes empha- asp, or find us on Facebook, keyword St.
Services, will be held on Friday, Oct. 18,
tal Health and Aging, Changing Senses, sis on roundabouts, pavement markings, Mary’s County Department of Aging &
from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in the Southern
Hypertension and Effects of Stress. Health stop-sign compliance, red-light running, Human Services.
Maryland Higher Education Center, lo-
checks include blood pressure, height and and safety issues such as speeding, seat

Instructor with over 25 years experience. Class


Includes:
Fossils are Fun!
Leonardtown Library will hold a Fossils are
9 hours of instruction and practice, training
Fun! on Friday, October 18 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
manual, and snacks. Parental consent required
All children love dinosaurs, but few know we
for participants ages 13-17. Registration is re-
had our own pre-historic creatures right here in
quired due to very limited class size on www.
Southern Maryland! Join educators from Calvert
stmalib.org and closes on October 1. Registrants
Marine Museum to learn what fossils are, how
e-mail addresses will be shared with the course
they are made, and how they give clues to the
Piney Point Lighthouse instructor who will provide participants with the
ancient past. We'll read stories, make art, seeing
Museum & Historic Park Storytime registration forms and details about the class.
and touch real fossils, and make our own "fossil"
St. Mary’s County Library will hold a special imprints. Each child will receive a fossil to keep.
storytime at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Library Closed Ages 4-8; Registration required.
& Historic Park (44720 Lighthouse Rd, Piney All three locations of the St. Mary’s County
Point) on Saturday, October 5 from 10 – 10:30 Library will be closed on Monday, October 14 in
observance of Columbus Day. All three locations
American Sign Language for New and
a.m. Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities for
children ages 2-5 with their adult caregivers. Af- will be open regular business hours on Tuesday, Expecting Parents
ter storytime, enjoy free admission to the mu- October 15. Leonardtown Library will hold American Sign
seum and explore the lighthouse and the Potomac Language for New and Expecting Parents on Sat-
urday, October 19 from 10 – 11 a.m. More and
Maritime Exhibit. Picnic lunches welcome. It's a Director’s Book Club
rain or shine event. Siblings welcome; no regis- more we are seeing that the benefits of commu-
Leonardtown Library will hold a Director’s
tration required. nicating with your infant using American Sign
Book Club on Wednesday, October 16 from 12:15
Language are tremendous. Join us for an hour of
– 1:45 p.m. as part of the One Maryland One Book
learning basic ASL to communicate with your
R.A.D Women’s Self Defense Class initiative. Bring your bag lunch to the library and
new baby! Geared towards new and expecting
Lexington Park Library will hold a two-day join St. Mary's County Library Director Michael
parents, but feel free to bring your babies and
class for R.A.D Women’s Self Defense on Sat- Blackwell in reading and discussing the 2019
young toddlers as well. Childcare providers and
urday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6. Free One Maryland One Book, "What the Eyes Don't
family members are also welcome.
R.A.D. Self Defense Program for Women & Girls See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in
(ages 13-80 yrs. old) Co-sponsored by Lexington an American City" by Mona Hanna-Attisha.
Park Baptist Church. Taught by Darlene Gen-
try, a R.A.D. and Martial Art Certified Female
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41. Ridicules 14. Gene
51. One millionth of a gram Time: Doors open at 6:00 PM • Tournament starts at 7:30 PM
43. Allied Powers vs. Central 19. Satisfy
Powers 23. Livid 52. Some are of the “suit” Must be on time as all tables have to start at once!
45. Produce 24. It comes after “et”
variety
47. Ancient kingdom near
Dead Sea
25. More (Spanish)
26. Electronic data processing 54. Group of organisms
Cost: $20.00
49. Hebrew unit of liquid 27. Buffer solution to separate
capacity DNA and RNA
56. Produces NOTE: Each bump will cost an additional $1 per partner
50. Type of sword 28. Primate 60. Passage into a mine at your table. Bid 4 and have a chance to win the
55. “Sin City” actress 29. Scattered
61. __ and cheeses
56. Female reproductive cells
57. Afflicted
34. Evergreen tree
35. What engaged couples 62. Semitic fertility god Buddha Bump Money Fund - $100.00
59. One point north of will say
northeast 36. Barbie’s friend
63. Dry or withered **NEW** Early Bird Pitch Games!
60. Garland 37. Midway between south 64. Religious ceremony
61. Spiritual leader and southeast
65. __ Winger, actress Play 5 QUICK rounds of cards. Games start at 6:30.
62. Negative 39. A position from which
63. Tooth caregiver progress can be made 66. German river Cost $10 a person - Team wins $60.00, plus bump money.
64. Cheek 40. Showed up
41. Insecticide
67. Midway between
CLUES DOWN 42. Type of milk northeast and east Nightly Payouts: 1st Place - $250 • 2nd Place - $175
44. Verandas
CLUES ACROSS 17. Type of horse 1. Form of “to be”
2. A hand has one 45. Annoyingly talkative
68. Take something or 3rd Place - $125 • 4th Place - $75 • 5th Place - $50
1. Sacred bull (Egyptian 18. Volcanic craters
3. Thought 46. Abba __, Israeli politician somebody somewhere
myth.) 20. Type of graph (abbr.)
4. Physical body 47. “Heat” director PUZZLE SOLUTIONS NOTE: Prize money is guaranteed with 80 or more players.
5. One-time European money 21. Supporters
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11. Polish city
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25. Spread 6. One who perpetrates 51. Swiss river CLUES DOWN
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13. Move quickly on foot
14. Landlocked West African
30. Adjusted
31. Vietnamese offensive 7. Make one 53. Actor Idris
54. Freedom fighters (slang)
1. Lyric poems Amenities:
8. Kate and Rooney are two
country
15. Used in aromatherapy
32. Nazi architect
33. Nigerian peoples 9. __ Ladd, “Shane” actor 58. Criticize 2. Genus of saltwater clams Cash Bar (beer & mixed drinks) • Food
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4. Type of lounge chair 50/50 • “King of Diamonds”
5. Memory card Additional Info: Contact Jenny Russell
6. Archipelago
7. Common Korean surname Email jennifer1107r@msn.com
8. It’s up there Cell 301-904-0169 Monday-Friday after 4:30 PM
9. Quantity that helps to Saturday or Sunday (anytime)
CLUES ACROSS 25. Obstruct define
28. Luke’s mentor __-Wan 10. First month of the Jewish Home 301-769-3175
1. Fertile desert spots 29. Fencing swords
6. Married woman ecclesiastical year
31. Oh, heavens! 11. Metal-headed golf club
9. Some animals travel in one 33. Insensitive to changes in 12. A shade of green Future Dates
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14. Hawaiian island 14. Begin 4th Friday of the Month
36. Hillsides 17. A good thing to have
15. Fit to work 38. Brew 20. Language spoken in Laos
January 24, 2020
16. Electronic counter- 39. Gland secretion
countermeasures 21. Loosely compacted February 28, 2020
41. A typical example sediment
17. Former Senator Specter 44. Get up March 27, 2020
18. Cambodian currency 23. Naturally occurring
45. You put it on your pasta protein
19. Dave Matthews Band hit 46. Expresses surprise
21. Lists ingredients 25. Woman SPONSORED BY THE AUXILIARY OF THE
48. News organization 26. Central Indian city
22. Endangered antelope 49. Disorder of the lungs LEONARDTOWN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
23. Jerry’s TV partner 27. Volcanic craters
(abbr.) 29. The largest existing land
24. Blue grass state
animals
30. Rumanian city
32. Equal to 10 meters
34. Historic Nevada city
35. A point of transition
37. Remove
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42. Records electric currents
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43. Settles in calmly
47. Partner to his
49. Banking giant
50. Slowly disappeared
52. End
53. Sword with a v-shaped
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55. Fabric with smooth, shiny
surface
56. Wild cherry tree
57. Traditional Japanese socks
58. Make of your hard work
59. Stony waste matter
61. Woman (French)
65. Unit of loudness

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