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CONTENTS
ON THE COVER 16
Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department members come out for Monday evening drill

LOCAL NEWS 3
COPS & COURTS 11
COMMUNITY12
ON THE COVER 16 LOCAL 6
A new sports complex is under construction on Willows Road

ENTERTAINMENT21
FUN & GAMES 21
SPORTS 22
EDUCATION24 COMMUNITY 13 EDUCAITON 24
Riverside Wine Fest drew large crowds last CSM hosts food drive
weekend
OBITUARIES 25
“IT IS MY VIEW THAT CERTAIN ACTIONS
COMMUNITY CALENDAR 28 BY THE BOARD COULD BE FOUND TO
VIOLATE THE FIRST AMENDMENT OF
SENIOR CALENDAR 29 THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION,”
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHRYN M. ROWE ON COMMISSIONERS
TRANSFERRING LIBRARY FUNDS TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE FOR SECURITY
LIBRARY CALENDAR 29 AT THE DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR IN JUNE.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY 30 W EEKLY FO R E C AST

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Attorney General’s Office Warns of Library Funding Shift


By Guy Leonard tatives of the li- “Charging the library for the police presence they
Staff Writer brary that they did not request, and which was deemed necessary
should avoid only because of the anticipated reaction of others, is
The decision by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s having such con- also constitutionally problematic,” stated Rowe, citing
County back in July to move money from the local troversial events case law. “In light of these cases, it is my view that
library system’s budget to cover the security costs of and that their charging the library for security added based on the
additional St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office person- funding may sheriff’s conclusion about the likelihood of opposition
nel at the June 23 Drag Queen Story Hour in Lexing- be affected if raises serious constitutional questions.”
ton Park is constitutionally dubious according to an they continued At a Tuesday night public forum hosted by the Com-
opinion from the Maryland Attorney General’s Office. to have contro- missioners of St. Mary’s County in Leonardtown, li-
A missive dated Oct. 1 and sent to Del. Brian Cros- versial events,” brary and LGBTQ supporters criticized the commis-
by (D-Dist. 29B) in response to his questions about the Rowe wrote. sioners for their actions and demanded the money be
county commissioners’ actions possibly running afoul “The pressure returned to the library budget.
of First Amendment protections, stated local elected to avoid contro- “No person or entity should have to pay extra for the
leaders may have violated those protections. versial events at protection we deserve and is our right,” said Rev. James
“It is my view that certain actions by the Board the library did Gibbons Walker, representing Parents and Friends of
could be found to violate the First Amendment of the not come from Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) of Leonardtown.
United States Constitution,” wrote Assistant Attorney the board as a Samantha Field, who described herself as “a queer
General Kathryn M. Rowe. whole and was woman” said the commissioners’ actions “clearly
The Drag Queen Story Hour drew many supporters not voted on… communicated to me my LGBT community does not
as well as opponents, both demonstrated in front of and thus cannot deserve protection…we must be made to pay for it.
the Lexington Park Library Branch on the day of the be said to be an “The end result of your decisions has made me un-
event. official action. Drag Queens who read to children at safe and unwelcome.”
One Leonardtown man was arrested for disturbing “If, however, Lexington Park Library June 23. Before the forum began, Commissioner Eric Colvin
the event; parents who had brought young children to the library were defended the transfer of funds.
the story hour said they feared for their safety. Ashley to refuse controversial events in order to avoid hav- “The budget amendment to realign the $2,500 was
Morgan pleaded guilty to trespassing in August and ing their budget reduced, that action would most likely just that…we continue to work with the library direc-
had to serve 10 days in county jail. violate the First Amendment.” tor [Michael Blackwell] to ensure future budget re-
In her letter, Rowe said the sheriff’s office did not Being subject to First Amendment restrictions, quests include public safety funding.”
request the nearly $2,500 shifted from the library bud- the library cannot deny meeting space to organiza-
get, nor did the library branch management request tions solely because the event is controversial, Rowe guyleonard@countytimes.net
the extra security there that day. continued.
“At lease on commissioner suggested to represen-

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Local Shop Owner Says Vaping Can Help Smokers Quit


By Guy Leonard ing vaping materials and e-cigarettes as far less harm-
Staff Writer ful than traditional tobacco products.
Gott argued that concerns over intense and sudden
Candice Gott, owner of three Vape Jungle vaping illnesses associated with vaping were related to prod-
shops in Lexington Park, Prince Frederick and Wal- ucts that contained illicit THC – tetrahydrocannabinol
dorf, say the public has been misinformed about vap- – the psychoactive substance of marijuana.
ing being dangerous, claiming it is an effective and A statement from the U.S. Center for Disease Con-
safer way for adults to quit smoking. trol showed THC was involved in some of the sudden
Gott, who said she has used vaping to quit smoking cases.
combustible tobacco products such as cigarettes, says As of Oct. 1, the CDC reports that there have been
she has also stopped vaping, which is another method 1,080 cases of the sudden lung diseases, with 18 report-
to ingest nicotine. ed deaths; these cases were all related to e-cigarette
“Our sole mission is to assist adult smokers in tran- Seth Ordona, location manager at Vape Jungle in Lexington use or vaping.
sitioning to a 95 percent safer alternative,” Gott said. Park, says, along with the owner Candice Gott, that vaping “Most patients report a history of using THC-con-
Manufacturers and distributers are not allowed to has helped thousands quit smoking tobacco products.
taining products,” the statement reads. “The latest na-
advertise vaping products as safer than tobacco prod- tional and regional findings suggest products contain-
ucts, but Gott said she stands firm in her conviction tempt to have flavors banned from the products.
ing THC play a role in the outbreak.”
that vaping products are a far safer choice than tobacco. “I would’ve never quit smoking if I hadn’t vaped
Of all the patients, 70 percent were male, according
“I did stop smoking using it,” she said of vaping. “I green apple flavor,” she said.
to the CDC, and 80 percent were under the age of 35;
stopped vaping, too.” Opponents argue that vaping flavors are designed
though only 16 percent were under the age of 18.
Some use vaping to completely stop ingesting nico- to specifically target young people; Gott argues that
The latest report showed that 21 percent of the pa-
tine, she said. adults are equally attracted to vaping flavors.
tients suffering the lung disease were between 18 and
“Other people just like doing it,” said Gott. FDA officials have said JUUL brand vaping prod-
20 years old.
She feared the public believed that the U.S. Food and ucts have been found in the hands of many young peo-
All patients reported a history of using vaping or e-
Drug Administration (FDA) has no hand in overseeing ple, but Gott said she does not sell JUUL products as
cigarette products.
the manufacturing of liquids used in vaping products; she does not want to be associated with youth vaping.
As vaping product manufacturers continued through
the products she sells are from manufacturers who FDA officials have also said vaping could help people
the FDA’s process, Gott said she believed the products
have submitted their products for review by the FDA reduce their dependency on traditional smoking prod-
would be FDA approved.
and are regulated. ucts but vaping still involves the ingestion of nicotine.
She also believed her business has helped many in
However, they are not FDA approved, she said. “The UK [United Kingdom] has regulated it, they’re
Southern Maryland stop smoking tobacco products.
She and other sellers are not sure what the distinc- not banning it,” Gott said, adding she supports increas-
“In the last five years, I don’t have an exact number,
tion between regulated and approved is, Gott said. ing the age to use both vaping and tobacco products
but I’ll bet we’ve helped thousands who’ve quit com-
“Other first world countries are embracing this,” to 21.
bustible cigarettes,” Gott said.
Gott said. “They’re not banning it.” “We supported Tobacco 21,” she said. “If you don’t
Gott said she feared that detractors of vaping will at- smoke, we don’t encourage you to vape.”
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Thursday, October 10, 2019 The County Times Local News 5

Sexual Assault Victim Services Expanding


By Guy Leonard lence and sexual assault,” Brown said.
Staff Writer “They’ve done a stellar job; they’ve re-
ally stepped up to the plate.”
Since June the county’s main ser- The advocacy center, since taking
vice provider for victims of domestic over the job, have earned accreditation
violence and sexual assault, Walden Si- from the state to receive public funding.
erra, Inc., now part of Pyramid Health, The county’s Department of Aging
stopped providing those services and and Human Services oversees the distri-
the successor, Center for Family Advo- bution of that state grant funding.
cacy of Southern Maryland, is set to ex- Elected leaders said that dealing with
pand their services. the sexual assault crisis center would
“There’s really going to be compre- soon come onto their business agenda.
hensive services for victims,” said Laura “This is a very important program for
Joyce, director of the advocacy center. battered and abused women in the coun-
Those services will include a crisis ty,” said Commissioner Todd Morgan in
hotline, short and long term assistance Division Manager with county govern- in Leonardtown, she said Wednesday a Wednesday interview.
and therapy, medical services and advo- ment, said the advocacy center will now “They’ve been providing services
cacy as well as case management. expand its services with a satellite office since June to victims of domestic vio- guyleonard@countytimes.net
Cynthia Brown, Human Services

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Thursday, October 10, 2019 The County Times Local News 7

Deputy Suing County Sheriff in Federal Court


By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer

A female deputy working for the St.


Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is su-
ing Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron in U.S.
District Court, accusing certain person-
nel in the office of sexual harassment,
retaliation, unequal terms of employ-
ment against her civil rights.
Elizabeth O’Connor, wife of John
O’Connor, county commissioner, al-
leges that the harassment began when
she became a member of the agency’s
K-9 unit around 2007.
Though she earned a top rating in try- signment was weeks in the making and “It is the intent of the Sheriff’s Office charge with the Equal Employment Op-
ing out for the unit, O’Connor alleges in commenced well prior to the filing the to continue to defend these allegations.” portunity Commission (EEOC) in 2011,
her lawsuit filed in 2017, the lead trainer EEOC charge case” In court filings Sheriff Timothy K. but in 2017 the U.S. Justice Depart-
for the unit, identified as Cpl. Frank An internal investigation in July of Cameron has denied all allegations pre- ment, having reviewed the case from the
Fowler “refused to endorse her for the 2011 found that O’Connor failed to yield sented by O’Connor against him. EEOC, stated it would not file suit in the
open position.” the right-of-way to a vehicle traveling on O’Connor first joined the agency in matter.
She was eventually admitted to the Richey Road and instead pulled out in 2000 and now currently serves as a de- The federal ruling from the Civil
unit, but O’Connor claimed she was the front of the driver, court filings stated. tective in the sheriff’s office Criminal Rights Division was released on Aug.
subject of continued harassment from O’Connor, driving a private vehicle at Investigations Division; she is the do- 18 of 2017; O’Connor filed suit in U.S.
male co-workers, including Fowler who the time and without any police equip- mestic violence coordinator. District Court in November of that year.
allegedly claimed he could “take your ment, got out of her vehicle and con- Her lawsuit seeks reinstatement to Patricia Cleary, an attorney with the
dog from you anytime” and criticized fronted the other driver the K-9 unit, that she be grated front law firm of Byrd and Byrd representing
her performance by asking if it was “her This investigation recommended and back pay as well as “in excess of O’Connor, said her legal team is cur-
time of the month.” O’Connor be charged with rudeness $75,000” for emotional distress as well rently engaged in discovery of evidence
Court records show that Fowler later and conduct unbecoming, court records as all employment benefits “she would in the case.
left the sheriff’s office; O’Connor claims stated. have enjoyed had she not been discrimi-
she was labeled “a troublemaker” for This investigation commenced July nated and retaliated against.” guyleonard@countytimes.net
getting Fowler in trouble. 20, 2011, according to court filings. O’Connor filed a discrimination
O’Connor also claims two other K-9 When her dog was retired, she
members, Sgt. Todd Fleenor and Cpl. claimed, she was not provided another,
William Rishel made jokes about wom- even though her male counterparts re-
en, also telling her that if she became ceived new dogs once their older ca-
pregnant, she would be transferred out nines had been retired.
of the K-9 unit. In court filings, O’Connor claims she
Fleenor, to whom O’Connor reported, was removed from the K-9 Unit for “de-
court filings allege, slapped her on the cision making issues” but went on to be
buttocks with a water bottle after he had assigned as a trainer to six officers over
come up to her while she was wearing a four-year period.
running shorts. Court filings show that the sheriff’s
O’Connor claims that when she com- office claimed O’Connor’s removal
plained of her treatment in May of 2011, from the K-9 unit “was the result of
her concerns were ignored and not in- several disciplinary infractions… that
vestigated; instead, she claimed she was [O’Connor] pled guilty to involving her
subjected to psychological evaluations discipline and judgement.”
as to her duty fitness. The records go on to say that the sher-
The sheriff’s office claims leadership iff’s office own investigations showed
was not aware of O’Connor’s complaints O’Connor was an “effective K-9 han-
until July of 2011. dler” and was a “go getter and fearless.”
“To the best of my knowledge and be- A statement from the sheriff’s office
lief, and based on my own investigation, showed they intended to continue de-
nobody in the Sheriff’s command staff fending against O’Connor’s allegations.
or human resources staff was aware or “The Sheriff’s Office is aware of
had knowledge of Deputy O’Connor’s litigation filed on November 14, 2017,
claims of harassment or discrimination by Sheriff’s Office employee, Corpo-
prior to the receipt of the EEOC charge,” ral Elizabeth O’Connor,” the statement
said Lt. Mike Gardner, with the sheriff’s reads. “Cpl. O’Connor filed the original
office Internal Affairs Unit in court charge with the EEOC on July 18, 2011,
filings. “The personnel orders Depu- which was subsequently investigated by
ty O’Conner claims were retaliation, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, In-
mainly having her dog retired, having ternal Affairs Unit.
to undergo a fitness for duty examina- “The St. Mary`s County Sheriff’s Of-
tion, and being removed from the K-9 fice denies the allegations made by Cpl.
Unit, were all taken prior to the Sheriff O’Connor, consistent with the indepen-
receiving notice of Deputy O’Connor’s dent investigation’s findings from 2011.
claims of discrimination made in her “The St. Mary`s County Sheriff’s Of-
EEOC Charge. fice has responded to the allegations in
“Furthermore, although the date of Cpl. O’Connor’s lawsuit, and the Sheriff
the reassignment order is July 25, 2011, defers to the Court filings that respond
the process for Deputy O’Connor’s reas- to the specific allegations she has made.”
8 Local News The County Times Thursday, October 10, 2019

Race For Heroes Honors Children, Veterans


By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer

For years now the Foundation 4 Heroes, volunteers


who dress as superheroes to visit children often in hos-
pitals as well as veterans and offer gifts and moral sup-
port, are holding their biggest fundraiser of the year
Oct. 12 in Solomons, the Race 4 Heroes.
The Race 4 Heroes is a superhero-themed fun run/
walk event billed as having activities geared towards
children.
The event takes place on the main street, Solomons
Island Road, leading to the island.
Dr. Jay Lipoff, a local chiropractor who spearheaded
the creation of the group, said whatever donations the
community gives to the foundation, the more they can
give back out to the community.
“We really turn around and give everything back,”
Lipoff told The County Times. “The more donations
the bigger the gifts.”
Many times the volunteers who dress as superhe-
roes, such as Batman, Superman, Wolverine, Spider-
man and Nick Fury, visit children in hospitals who are
seriously ill; Lipoff said he and the other volunteers
have attended funerals for children they had cheered The Race 4 Heroes on Solomons Island.
up and given gifts to in the hospital.
They not only attended but came dressed in cos- The event starts Saturday at 7 a.m. with registration Lipoff said the bedrock of their work is the volun-
tume, Lipoff said, at the request of parents. running to 8:15 a.m. At 8a.m. there is also a costume teers who take off work and give up their time to try to
“We’re not in this for ourselves, we’re in this for contest. Immediately after registration a “mini-heroes” help cheer those in need.
kids,” Lipoff said. “We’re not interested in doing stud- race will take place followed by the 5-kilometer event “This isn’t cosplay, this is causeplay,” Lipoff said.
ies – we’re trying to do something now.” at 8:30a.m.
Participants can sign up at www.active.com. guyleonard@countytimes.net

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Phone: 301-475-4200, ext. 71073
Email: sarah.miller@stmarysmd.com.

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What’s Coming to St. Mary’s County


1. CONCEPT SITE PLAN # 19-13200016, WHITETAIL VI SOLAR 4. MINOR SUBDIVISION # 19-11000027, MYRTLE POINT REC LOT
PROJECT (Zoning Ordinance 10-02) (Use # 97, Utility, Major) Historical Site (Zoning Ordinance 10-02) (Subdivision Ordinance 10-01)
OWNER: Millison, Rachelle Trustee OWNER: Curtis Development Corporation
AGENT: H & B Solutions, LLC LOCATION: 20881 Three Notch Rd., Lexington AGENT: Chesapeake Trails Surveying
Park, MD 20653 TM-052 GRID-14 PAR-0013 ED-08 TAX ID-032912 LOCATION: 45373 Makemie Ln., California, MD 20619 TM-034 GRID-06 PAR-
LAND USE: Rural Preservation ZONING: RPD / Mattapany Rural Legacy Area 0752 ED-08 TAX ID-177970
ACREAGE: 281.78 LAND USE: Residential Low Density
ACTION REQUESTED: Review of a Solar Power Project. ZONING: RL/AE-4
ACREAGE: 49.36
2. CONCEPT SITE PLAN # 19-13200017, LEXINGTON PARK ACTION REQUESTED: Review of a 1-lot minor subdivision.
CHEVROLET & CADILLAC-PHASE 2 (Zoning Ordinance 10-02) (Use #
75, Retail Sales or Services, Vehicles.) 5. MINOR SUBDIVISION # 19-11000028, TARLETON SUBDIVISION
OWNER: Kody Holdings of Lexington Park (Zoning Ordinance 10-02) (Subdivision Ordinance 10-01) Critical Area /
AGENT: Soltesz, Inc. LOCATION: 22621 Three Notch Rd., Lexington Park, MD Floodplain / Agricultural Land Preservation/Historic Inventory
20653 TM-043 GRID-01 PAR-0010, 0222, 0322, 0414, 0649 ED-08 TAX ID- OWNER: Tarleton Dale G & Patricia L
050635,005486, 005478, 047383, 180271 AGENT: Little Silences Rest, Inc
LAND USE: Mixed-Use High-Intensity LOCATION: 21920 Oscar Hayden Rd., Bushwood, MD 20618 TM-038 GRID-15
ZONING: MXH PAR-0159 ED-07 TAX ID-033559
ACREAGE: 26.08 LAND USE: Rural Preservation -Open Space
ACTION REQUESTED: Review of a 34,571 square foot retail auto sales and ZONING: RPD/RCA
service building. ACREAGE: 38
ACTION REQUESTED: Review of a 1-lot minor subdivision.
3. MINOR SITE PLAN # 19-13100021, SLOAN GRAVEL MINE (Zoning
Ordinance 10-02) (Use # 82, Extractive Industry) Floodplain

St. Mary’s County Columbus Day Schedule


OWNER: Sloan Edward A & Kathleen
AGENT: Chesapeake Trails Surveying, LLC LOCATION: 26901 Morganza
Turner Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659 TM-013 GRID-17 PAR-0112 ED-04 TAX All St. Mary’s Coun- ever, the Statewide Loffler and Northern)
ID-004132 ty Government admin- Special Transportation will be closed on Octo-
LAND USE: Rural Preservation ZONING: RPD istrative offices will be Assistance Program ber 14 and there will be
ACREAGE: 150.69 closed on Monday, Oc- (SSTAP) and senior no deliveries of Home-
ACTION REQUESTED: Review of an 18.7 acre gravel mine. tober 14, in observance nutrition centers will Delivered Meals.
of Columbus Day. Of- be closed on October The St. Clement’s
fices will reopen for 14. Island Museum in
normal business on All St. Mary’s Coun- Colton’s Point and the
Tuesday, October 15. ty Library branches Piney Point Museum
The St. Andrews (Charlotte Hall, Leon- and Historic Park in
Landfill, six (6) Con- ardtown and Lexing- Piney Point will be
$5.99 per person venience Centers, and
St. Mary’s Transit Sys-
ton Park) will be closed
for regular hours on
open October 14 be-
tween the hours of 10
tem (STS) will be open October 14. a.m. – 5 p.m.
Entree • Beverage and operate as normal The three Senior Ac-
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Thursday, October 10, 2019 The County Times Cops & Courts 11

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Sell it - Buy it


Office Crime Report at
Real Estate │ Business & Inventory │ Personal Property/Estates
Assault, DUI: On Oct. 1, 2019, Dep- Theft: On Oct. 4, 2019, Deputy Jo- │ Farm Equipment & Machinery │ Livestock │ Storage Units │
uty Latisha Baker responded to the area seph Bowling responded to the Califor- Benefits/Fundraisers │ Certified Personal Property Appraiser
of 45200 Happyland Road in Valley Lee nia Target store for the report of a theft.
for the report of an assault in progress. The loss prevention officer advised that Tri County Livestock Auction
Deputy Baker observed Twann James Amy Marie Lambert, 43 of Holly- EXCITING
1st & 3rd FUN ● FAST ●of
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Riley, 41 of Waldorf, in his vehicle leav- wood, entered the EXCITING
ing the residence store, concealed
9033 Glock Place (off MD Rt. 6) – Charlotte Hall, MD
without headlights merchandise in her Grocery Auction – St. Leonard VFD
at a high rate of purse, went to the
speed. Riley trav- self-checkout area SAT – OCT 12th @ 5 pm
eled about one where she scanned Mechanicsville Rescue Squad Aux.
mile while Deputy two items but then
Baker’s emergency proceeded to leave Auction & Chicken Dinner
equipment was ac- the store without FRI – OCT 18th @ 5 pm (Auction begins @ 6 pm)
tivated before he paying for rest of Mech. Moose Lodge - 27636 Mechanicsville Rd.
pulled over. Riley the merchandise. The loss prevention
was arrested and Deputy Baker con- officer provided security camera footage Grocery Auction – Hughesville VFD
tacted the victim who advised that Riley of the theft and Lambert was charged SAT – OCT 19th @ 5 pm
had threatened, grabbed and poked the with Theft: $100 to under $1,500.
victim. Riley was charged with Driving Antiques, Collectibles, & Estate Auction
Under the Influence, Driving While Im- DUI, CDS Possession: On Oct. 4, SAT - OCT 26th @ 4 pm
paired by Alcohol and Second-Degree 2019, Deputy Artina Manns responded
Assault. to the intersection of Budds Creek Road Westfield Farm Arena – Mechanicsville, MD
and Chaptico Hill Lane for the report Upcoming Auctions to include Farm Tractors, Tools
Altered Drug Test: On Oct. 4, 2019, of a vehicle stopped in the roadway ob-
DFC Daniel Holdsworth responded to structing traffic. Deputy Manns made Construction Equipment, Utility Vehicles, More
the St. Mary’s County Detention and contact with Delano O’Brien Gray, 35 Call us to discuss your consignments.
Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown of Port Republic,
for the report of an altered drug test. who was near the www.FarrellAuctionService.com
DFC Holdsworth was advised by a Cor- vehicle. Gray ad- 301.904.3402
rections Sergeant that Eric Tyler Ward, vised he had fallen
30 of California, asleep at the wheel, OPTIONS • SOLUTIONS • RESULTS
altered a drug test but Deputy Manns
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Ward remained in Gray’s breath and
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charged with Alter sobriety test. Upon a search of his per-
Drug/Alcohol Test. son, a plastic baggie of cocaine was also
found. Gray was transported to the St.
Mary’s County Detention and Rehabili-
tation Center and charged with DWI,
DUI, DUI Per Se and CDS: Possession
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Legal Notice
IN THE MATTER OF SANDRA ELIZABETH OLIVER
FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO SANDRA ELIZABETH SAINT-LÉGER

In the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County, Maryland

Case No.: C-18-FM-19-751


Notice (Adult) (DOM REL 61)

The above Petitioner has filed a Petition for Change of Name in which
he/she seeks to change his/her name from Sandra Elizabeth Oliver to Sandra
Elizabeth Saint-Léger. The petitioner is seeking a name change because:
I am requesting to change my current legal nam to my maiden name Saint-Léger.

Any person may file an objection to the Petition on or before the 7th
day of November, 2019. The objection must be supported by an affidavit and
served upon the Petitioner in accordance with Maryland Rule 1-321. Failure to
file an objection or affidavit within the time allowed may result in a judgment by
default or the granting of the relief sought.

Debra J. Burch,
Clerk of Court for
St. Mary’s County Maryland

October 10, 2019


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Sotterley Hosts 17th Riverside Winefest


By Dick Myers ies among the 18 on hand for Michaels Winery, The Urban
Editor this year’s Winefest. Those Winery, Whistle Stop Winery
sampling their products were: and Knob Hall Winery.
There were two dozen arti- Basigiani Winery, Bordeleau Entertainers performing
sans, entertainers and plenty Vineyards, Cove Point Win- during the event were John
of food. But as usual, the ery, Dragon Fly Farms, East Luskey Band, Trilogy, Phil-
wines were the star of the Road Beverages, Far Eastern lip Michael Parsons, Robbie
show at the 17th Annual Riv- Shore, Gemeny Winery, Gen- Boothe Band and Wes Ryce &
erside Winefest at Sotterley erations Vineyard, Il Dolce The Vice.
Plantation in Hollywood. And 1703 plantation house, which in recent years embracing Winery, Jane Mark Winery,
the entire two-day event this was open for mini tours. viniculture, there were a Olney Winery, Port of Leon- dickmyers@countytimes.net
past weekend occurred with With Southern Maryland smattering of local winer- ardtown, Romano Winery,
the historic backdrop of the Running Hare Winery, St.

Robbie Booth Band

Entries for 2019 Veterans Day


Parade Still Being Accepted
Registration is still open for those wishing to partici-
pate in the 44th Annual Veterans Day Parade in Leon-
ardtown. Floats, bands, schools, scouts, clubs, cheer-
leaders, bikes, vintage cars and horses are some of the
entries which will be allowed to take part in the parade.
The parade steps off at 9:45 a.m. on Monday, No-
vember 11, from Ryken High School. The line of march
then proceeds along Fenwick Street to the Leonardtown
Town Square. The event provides an opportunity to
honor our Veterans, take part in a proud tradition and
promote your group.
For more information or to request a 2019 Veterans
Day Parade entry form, visit the Town of Leonard-
town’s website at https://leonardtown.somd.com/veter-
ansday/VetDayRegistration.pdf. Information regarding
Parade guidelines are included with the form. Entries
should be returned to Connie Pennington, Parade Or-
ganizer, at Connie.Pennington@pae.com, no later than
Friday, October 18, 2019. Entries received after October
18 will not be accepted.
The Leonardtown Veterans Day Parade is sponsored
by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the
Commissioners of Leonardtown.
The Commissioners of Leonardtown are Mayor Dan
Burris, Tyler Alt, Hayden Hammett, Christy Hollander,
Jay Mattingly, and Mary Mayday Slade.
For more information about the parade, contact Bran-
dy Blackstone, Public Relations & Events Coordinator,
Commissioners of Leonardtown’s Office at 301-475-
9791, or email brandy.blackstone@leonardtown.gov.
14 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, October 10, 2019

Dentists Contribute to Smiles for Life Campaign


Drs. Gina McCray and percent of the proceeds to cated dentists throughout has raised over $40 mil-
Kara McCray Demer of children living with dis- North America who are lion for children in under-
Mechanicsville have a abilities, serious illness, committed to excellence served communities, and
lot of adults and children lack of medical care or in their practice, to con- that number continues to
beaming, but for more decreased educational tinuing education, and grow.
reasons than you might opportunities. This is to promoting oral health. As in previous years,
think. Over the last sev- all thanks to the Crown To help achieve these Ultradent Products do-
eral months, they pro- Council’s annual Smiles goals, they established nated a range of Opales-
vided reduced-cost teeth for Life campaign. the Smiles For Life Foun- cence whitening products
whitening services to The Crown Council dation in 1998. Since its to the campaign. Smiles
patients and donated 100 is an alliance of dedi- creation, the organization For Life also maintains

Bay-CSS Receives Donation Erin Lewis (left), Founder and Chairman of the Dream Queen
Foundation receives check from Dr. Gina McCray. 

a strong longtime part- profit in Southern Mary-


nership with the Garth land, whose mission is to
Brooks Teammates for offer a safe space where
Kids Foundation sup- women and teen girls can
porting Child Life Zones come together to support
in Children’s Hospitals one another and celebrate
across the United States their dreams. The other
“This year’s effort was half was contributed to
a great success, and we international humanitar-
want to thank everyone ian initiatives in over 500
in the community who various Crown Council-
participated by purchas- approved children’s char-
ing whitening services ities worldwide. These
from us during the cam- worthy organizations
paign. We also appreciate help kids with an empha-
Ultradent Products, Inc.’s sis on improving health,
generous donation of all education and inner-city
teeth whitening materi- programs.
Maryland Knights of Columbus State Treasurer Chris Powers presents a donation for $7,500 to Bay Community Support als,” says Dr. McCray, a “Smiles For Life is a
Services Chief Executive Officer Catherine Raines on behalf of the Maryland State Knights of Columbus. Bay-CSS has Crown Council dentist lo- big win for everyone in-
provided personalized services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Southern and Central cated in Mechanicsville, volved,” explains Greg
Maryland for over 30 years. Chris and Catherine are surrounded by fellow Knights of Columbus, board members and staff. MD. “While it’s reward- Anderson, director of
ing to see the beautiful the Crown Council and
smiles of our patients co-founder of Smiles For
after their teeth are whit- Life. “Patients enjoy a
Camp Maria Retreat Center ened – it is even more ful- brighter smile at a dis-
Leonardtown, Maryland filling to see the smiles of counted price, our mem-
the children whose lives ber dentists feel the sat-
8th Annual are changed by these isfaction of giving back
Oyster Scald - Camp Maria Style contributions.” to their community, and,
Sunday, October 13, 2019 St. Mary’s Dental is best of all, children in
honored to have partici- need find their lives are a
12 Noon - 5:00 PM pated in this yearly event little better and brighter.”
Rain or Shine held by the Smiles For For more information
~ Music ~ Vendors & Crafters ~ Life Foundation. Dur- about Smiles for Life, vis-
“Scald Tutors Available” ing the four-month cam- it www.smilesforlife.org.
paign, St. Mary’s Dental Fore more information
raised $11,264.00 for about the Dream Queen
kids. Half of these funds Foundation, visit www.
were contributed to The yourdreamqueen.com.
Dream Queen Founda-
tion, a local 501c3 non Submitted article

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Leonardtown Vol. Fire Co

By Guy Leonard would have lived,” Chris Bell said. “The mother
Staff Writer would’ve been alerted.”
Gary Bell said Leonardtown volunteers had been
Since 1928 Company 1, the Leonardtown Volunteer on call in the firehouse the night of the blaze.
Fire Department, has stood watch over the county “They were out before the one-minute mark,” the
seat. firehouse president said. “We had a crew sleeping in.”
It’s main area of response, known as its first-due, The fire helped push a public campaign for home-
is not as large or heavily populated as others in St. owners to ensure they had active and working smoke
Mary’s but it has its own challenges. detectors in their homes.
One of them is the aging nature of many of the Chris Bell said the fire company had at one time ac-
41690 COURTHOUSE DR buildings in and around the downtown area. tively gone to homes to test smoke detectors but now
LEONARDTOWN, MD 20650 This summer the volunteers had to put out a rag- they're available for pickup.
ing fire that quickly and completely consumed an old, “We have smoke detectors,” the fire chief said. “If
301-475-5531 disused furniture store right next to its headquarters. they can’t afford one, we will provide it.”
It was filled with old furniture and other items, said The company takes between 600 to 750 calls a year,
www.printingpressinc.com current Fire Chief Chris Bell, which essentially meant some for fires but many more vehicle wrecks and oth-
that firefighters could not enter the structure once it er traffic-related incidents.
“PROUDLY SUPPORTING THE had caught fire for fear of volunteer safety. Route 5, which runs through town, is often the site
They had to fight it with ladder and hose trucks of many of their calls, the company chief said.
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNITY

Caring for
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thePast
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“It’s what we call a fire load,” Chris Bell said, add-
ing that Leonardtown’s aging buildings were in some
cases loaded with them.

Planning for
for the
theFuture
“We just went into the Duke building [on the cor-

Planning Future
ner of Fenwick Street in the town square] a couple
of weeks ago and went into the old bowling alley
upstairs.
“A lot of people don’t know it’s still up there.”
The older the building, the fire chief said, the more
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Last year, Leonardtown volunteers responded
to one of the worst fires in recent county history; it
RESPONSIBLY claimed the lives of two young children at a home in
Loveville.
Gary Bell, Chris Bell’s father and current company
president, said volunteers responded almost instanta-
neously to the fire alarm that night.
“It’s hard on the firefighters who responded,” Gary
Bell said. “Knowing there was nothing they could do.”
The house was heavily engulfed in flames that
March night; Chris Bell was one of the firefighters on
the scene.
ThankLate
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ompany First and Still Going Strong


“Our biggest challenge is from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.,” The contest is more than just a measure of how
Chris Bell said. “We get something out during the day clean and orderly an apparatus can be; it’s also a test
but those are the hours when people are going to work of readiness.
and just getting off work.” In theory, if a crisis occurred on the Eastern Shore,
Still the scratch rate for Co.1, their failure to respond those competing apparatus could be called on to re-
to an emergency call, is low, the fire chief said. spond to the emergency.
“We’re 90-plus percent,” Chris Bell said. “There are “Every company takes pride in what they do,” Gary
very few times we fail.” Bell said. “In the state our county is well represented.”
Co. 1 has been successful on the fireground and on As the county’s first organized volunteer fire com-
the parade ground; it has routinely performed well in pany, established almost a century ago, the volunteers
competitions at the Maryland State Fireman’s Associa- there still felt a sense of responsibility to uphold its
tion annual gathering on the Eastern Shore. name.
He considered Route 5 a dangerous thoroughfare In 2017 they took top honors in the competition for “We went to show we are Co. 1, Leonardtown,”
with little chance of improvement in the near future. apparatus that were best maintained and operated, Chris Bell said of the 2017 competition. “That we’re
“It’s only going to get worse,” Chris Bell said. “When beating out dozens of other competitors. still going strong.”
our population increases, we need more volunteers.” In prior years Hollywood and Mechanicsville fire
Like most other volunteer fire or EMS companies in companies have done the same. guyleonard@countytimes.net
St. Mary’s, Co. 1 needs new volunteers and often finds
it difficult to keep new members once they sign on.
“We can never retain members,” the fire chief said.
“We get some new young people and they come for a
Military, Law Enforcement, Teachers,
few weeks and then we don’t see them again.”
Both the fire chief and company president stressed
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Volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel who stay
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Anyone considering volunteering just to take advan-
tage of LOSAP should have no illusions.
“It’s a nice recruitment tool but you have to put in 20
years,” Bell said. “To volunteer, it’s a lot of time.”
The company continues to operate but, like so many
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20 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, October 10, 2019

Community Health & Wellness Fair Coming Oct. 18


It’s that time of year again! The 2019 Community products. The Department of Aging & Human Ser-
Health & Wellness Fair, sponsored by the St. Mary’s vices looks forward to a similar turnout at this year.
County Department of Aging & Human Services, will Do you want to skip the registration line? Attendees
be held Friday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in the can register online at: www.stmarysmd.com/aging/
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, located healthfair.asp. Online registrants will be eligible for a
at 44219 Airport Road in California, MD. special prize. Online registration closes at noon Thurs-
This year’s screenings will include body composi- day, Oct. 17.
tion, glucose, skin cancer, hearing, vision and blood The Department thanks our many sponsors for this
pressure. Licensed Massage Therapist Gwynne Hill event, including ClearCaptions, the Center for Vein
with California Total Body Massage and Licensed Restoration, and St. Mary’s County Nursing and Re-
Massage Therapist Far Baur will be on-site from 9:30 habilitation Center.
a.m. - 2:30 p.m. offering free mini-massages. The This event is free and open to the public. For more
Pharmacy at PJ Bean will supply flu shots. Bring your information, contact Community Programs & Out-
insurance card to get your flu shot, all insurance agen- reach Manager Sarah Miller at 301-475-4200, ext.
cies are accepted. 71073, or email sarah.miller@stmarysmd.com.
The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and St. diabetic supplies such as needles, lancets and EpiPens. Visit www.stmarysmd.com/aging/healthfair.asp, or
Mary’s County Health Department will be on-site to Nearly 500 people attended last year’s event to learn find us on Facebook, keyword St. Mary’s County De-
collect expired or unwanted medications, including more about the latest health and wellness news and partment of Aging & Human Services.

A Fun Evening at Fall Fest First Friday!


A big thank you to all for your three favorites or the Commissioners of Praise for Emergency
Responders
who joined us on October vote online at the “Leonar- Leonardtown, LBA busi-
4th for the special Fall Fest dtown Business Associa- ness members, the SoMar

To the Editor
event! It was a wonderful tion” Facebook Page. By Drummers, the First Fri-
evening of crispy autumn voting you will be entered day volunteers, and Leon-
weather, scarecrow mak- to win one of many fabu- ardtown Business Asso-
ing, selfie taking (the dis- lous prizes donated by lo- ciation Platinum Sponsors
play is still up at the corner cal shops and restaurants! (The County Times, Leon- We, residents of Sothern Maryland are so lucky
of Fenwick & Washing- Save the date for our ardtown Chevy Buick to have such an outstanding group of very capable
ton), pumpkin decorating, next special event on No- GMC, Marrick Homes, people available to us in the event of a medical
and a free concert by Cow- vember 1st as we celebrate Quality Built Homes, and emergency. I can personally speak for Mechanics-
boy Crossing followed by “Dia de los Muertos” (Day Visit St. Mary’s) who all ville, but I was told that the entire area follows the
the audience participa- of the Dead) from 5-8 PM. helped to make this yet same protocol and has equally well-trained staff.
tion Drum Circle. Special Planned events and activi- another wonderful com- On Wednesday, October 2nd I experienced
Photo from Shepherd’s Old
events at the shops, gal- ties to be announced soon munity event! severe chest pains, pains in the arm, unrelent-
Field Market Scarecrow
leries, and restaurants and Making activity. on Facebook and www. ing sweating and weakness. I stubbornly waited
much more were abundant firstfridaysleonardtown. Submitted by about ten minutes, but felt myself going out of it,
Downtown and beyond. through Oct. 26th, stop com. the Leonardtown so asked my wife to call 911. We live in Oakville,
The Scarecrow Stroll Con- by one of the participating A note of appreciation to Business Association which is basically on the extreme southern end of
test opened and will run shops for a ballot to vote the Town of Leonardtown, Mechanicsville area. The rescue volunteers were
here in about six minutes. I couldn’t really open
my eyes or say much but it sounded like at least
six technicians were here. My wife told me that
there were two SUV’s and one ambulance. They
immediately entered an IV and diagnosed a heart
attack. They transmitted all the data to Southern
Maryland Hospital and contacted Air Evac.
The State Police Helicopter landed at Laurel
Grove Park (about 1 ½ mile from my house) and
was waiting and ready to go when we arrived in
the ambulance. I was immediately taken to the
hospital where the staff were ready and performed
the procedure to implant two stents.
I spent the next two days in ICU but really felt
pretty good immediately after the procedure. The
entire time, from the time my wife called 911 to
the time I was being wheeled into the ICU after
the procedure, was less than two hours.
I have nothing but praise for the entire staff
from the 911 operator, Mechanicsville Volunteer
Rescue Squad, State Police Helicopter and all the
applicable doctors and nurses at the hospital. The
care throughout the experience was outstanding. I
am here today and able to write this note because
of them. It is comforting to know that we have
good hands available when needed for a medical
emergency.
I thank the good Lord for bringing me here to
St Mary’s County 42 years ago. I am now 81 and
have no plans to leave.

Roger Lavoie
Mechanicsville
Thursday, October 10, 2019 The County Times Entertainment 21

n A
To the Editor
One of the most important issues that
we will consider in the upcoming Gen-
eral Assembly session will be the rec-
ommendations of the Kirwan Commis-
concerned about how the spending that
would be required to move forward with
the Commission’s full report would im-
pact our state’s long-term fiscal condi-
Fu& G ME there
41. Ridicules
43. Allied Powers vs. Central
12. Space station
14. Gene
19. Satisfy 51. Add notes to
S
Powers 23. Livid
55. A way to fall into ruin
sion, which has been considering po- tion. It is difficult to see how the Kirwan 45. Produce 24. It comes after “et”
47. Ancient kingdom near 25. More (Spanish) 58. Cunning intelligence
tential changes to educational policy in Commission’s recommendations can be Dead Sea
49. Hebrew unit of liquid
26. Electronic data processing
27. Buffer solution to separate 59. Blood disorder
Maryland. The Commission published funded while still addressing other pri- capacity DNA and RNA 60. Disgraced CBS newsman
50. Type of sword 28. Primate
a list of recommended policy changes orities without passing significant tax 55. “Sin City” actress 29. Scattered 64. Tax collector
56. Female reproductive cells 34. Evergreen tree
earlier this year, and I have concerns increases on Marylanders at both the 57. Afflicted 35. What engaged couples 65. Type of grass common to
over the significant increase in spend- state and county levels.
59. One point north of
northeast
will say the Orient
36. Barbie’s friend
66. Cosmic intelligence
ing that would be required to implement I serve as a member of the Senate’s 60. Garland
61. Spiritual leader
37. Midway between south
and southeast
67. No (Scottish)
what has been proposed. Education, Health, and Environmental 62. Negative
63. Tooth caregiver
39. A position from which
progress can be made 68. People who rely on things
The Kirwan Commission’s task has Affairs Committee, which will con- 64. Cheek 40. Showed up
41. Insecticide 69. Stairs have them
been to examine our state’s education sider what changes to make to Mary- CLUES DOWN
1. Form of “to be”
42. Type of milk
44. Verandas
70. Mathematical term (abbr.)
CLUES ACROSS 17. Type of horse
system. Our task as legislators is to con- land’s education policy as a result 1.ofSacred bull (Egyptian 18. Volcanic craters 2. A hand has one 45. Annoyingly talkative
3. Thought 46. Abba __, Israeli politician
CLUES DOWN

PUZZLE SOLUTIONS
myth.) 20. Type of graph (abbr.)
sider all of our state’s needs when mak- the Commission’s final report. Earlier 5. One-time European money 21. Supporters 4. Physical body 47. “Heat” director

LAST WEEK’S
5. Removes 48. Plant genus
8. Disfigure 22. North and South are two
ing policy. This includes education, but this year, I joined my Senate Republican 11. Polish city 25. Spread 6. One who perpetrates 51. Swiss river 1. Clarified butters
wrongdoing 52. Prejudice
13. Move quickly on foot 2. Primitive Himalayan people
also issues such as public safety, health, colleagues in submitting a letter to the 14. Landlocked West African
30. Adjusted
31. Vietnamese offensive 7. Make one 53. Actor Idris
8. Kate and Rooney are two 54. Freedom fighters (slang) 3. Completely
and transportation as well as the need Commission requesting that they priori- country
15. Used in aromatherapy
32. Nazi architect
33. Nigerian peoples 9. __ Ladd, “Shane” actor
10. Makes fun of
58. Criticize
4. Steep cliffs along the
to have a competitive economic climate tize their recommendations before sub- 16. The greatest of all time 38. When you hope to get
Hudson River
that encourages people and businesses mitting them to the General Assembly. 5. Assist
to come to and stay in Maryland. We This would allow us to consider adjust- 6. Language spoken in Laos
must also consider the impact that this ments to the implementation of these 7. Type of screen
8. An attempt to economize
plan would have on county govern- proposals to reflect the fiscal needs of 9. Volcanic craters
ments, which would be expected to pay the state and our county governments. CLUES ACROSS 29. Baseball box score (abbr.) 10. Still outstanding
for some of this increased spending. Improving education in St. Mary’s 30. Force unit 11. Takes responsibility for
1. Google certification 31. Repaired shoe
Our county governments also have to and Calvert Counties is one of my pri- 4. Cloths spread over coffins 33. English theologian
another
respond to a variety of needs and of- orities in the Senate, and I will give the 9. Disorderly 12. California think tank
37. Commercial 13. Former Rocket Ming
ten do not have the funding needed to Kirwan Commission’s recommenda- 14. “Star Wars” hero Solo 38. Exchange money for
15. Toward the rear 19. A pigeon noise
address them. This situation is made tions careful consideration. However, goods or services 21. Central part of
16. The order of frogs 39. Give off
worse when state legislators pass spend- we must recognize the fiscal challenges 17. Alternative pain treatment 24. Academy Award statue
41. One from Utah
ing mandates onto local jurisdictions. posed by implementing these propos- (abbr.) 42. Computer department
25. Distinct unit of sound
In the last legislative session, I voted als and the impact that it would have on 18. “Wolf of Wall Street” star 26. Relative on the female
43. Begets side of the family
to enact some of the policies that were our taxpayers, our county governments, 20. Evoke 44. English navigator 27. Passover feast and
recommended by the Commission be- and other needs that we will need to ad- 22. Units of metrical time 46. C C C
23. Helps to predict eclipses ceremony
cause I believed they were being imple- dress in next year’s session and in future 24. Some say they attract
49. Of I 31. The brightest star in Virgo
mented in a fiscally responsible manner years. 50. Pouch 32. Made with oats
28. Pitching statistic
and included more accountability for the 34. Subjects to laser light
use of education funds. However, I am Sen. Jack Bailey District 29 35. Beloved Hollywood alien
36. Neatly brief
40. The Great Lakes State
(abbr.)

Vegan Restaurant Week Coming to Area


41. Soon to be released
45. Swiss river
47. Become involved in
For the first time, Veg- to promote and provide 48. More dour
52. They’re on floors
an Restaurant Week will awareness about the nu- 53. Boxing’s GOAT
be launching in South- merous benefits of plant- 54. Swarms with
ern Maryland during the based eating whilst sup- 56. Quantum mechanics
week of November 2nd- porting local businesses. pioneer
9th, 2019. Businesses participat- 57. Facilitated
59. As fast as can be done
During this time, par- ing include: Blue Wind (abbr.)
ticipating restaurants will Gourmet | The Beanery 60. Regional French wine
feature a separate vegan | The Slice House | The Grand __
menu (or vegan dish), Front Porch | Botanic 61. Owns
specially created for this two decades, and count- Cafe | Elements - Eatery 62. Tell on
63. Precedes two
week-long community less schools and hospi- & Mixology | Real Food
event. tals adding vegan menus, Truck | Taphouse 1637 |
In addition to vegans, The Economist was right. Bollywood Masala | Rud-
all diners are encour- Vegan Restaurant Week dy Duck (Both Locations)
aged to enjoy a variety of is yet another example of | Lotus Kitchen | The LAST WEEK’S PUZZLE SOLUTIONS
plant-based menu items embracing mainstream Dry Dock | Kingfish-
that support healthier di- veganism, with local, ers Seafood Bar & Grill |
ets, the environment, and Southern Maryland busi- The Good Earth | And No
compassion for all. nesses at the forefront. Thyme to Cook will be
Late last year, The About Vegan Restau- holding a vegan cooking
Economist declared that rant Week: Participating class that week.
“2019 will be the year in the Southern Maryland More details about
veganism goes main- Vegan Restaurant Week Vegan Restaurant Week
stream.” With fast-food gives local restaurants will continue to be up-
restaurants nationally de- the opportunity to further dated on the “SOMD
buting plant-based burg- highlight their passion for Vegan Restaurant Week”
ers and menu items, a creating unique and tasty Facebook page at https://
plant-based burger com- menu items for all diners. www.facebook.com/som-
pany’s opening-day stock As a result, this innova- dveganrestaurantweek/.
announcement reaching tive and community-wide
the highest gains in nearly experience will continue Submitted article
22 Sports The County Times Thursday, October 10, 2019

Local Boaters, Businesses Benefit from Annapolis Shows

Crowds rushed the gate at the opening moments of the 2019 A gate attendant scans a mobile ticket at the opening of Although gray skies met attendees at last Thursday’s opening
United States Powerboat Show last Thursday in Annapolis.  the 2019 United States Powerboat Show last Thursday in of the United State’s Powerboat Show in Annapolis, no rain
Attendance for this year’s show was up nearly 10% from last Annapolis.   fell on the four-day extravaganza. The US Sailboat Show
year, and set a new Powerboat Show record.  opens today at City Dock and runs through Monday.

By Tim Flaherty in the world,” attracting visitors from all 50 states and ing long life for Annapolis Boat Shows.”
Staff Writer 27 foreign countries. The in-water boat show was an Attendance for the 2019 Powerboat show was up
almost radical idea at its inception. nearly 10% from last year and was the highest ever in
For John Simpson of Solomons, last week’s United “I think the vision that Jerry Wood (US Sailboat the show’s 48-year history. A similar gain is expected
States Powerboat Show and the upcoming Sailboat Show founder) created leading up to the first in-water for the 2019 Sailboat Show.
Show in Annapolis are can’t-miss events if you are a show in 1970 has survived and been adapted around Simpson has another interest in the boat show be-
serious boater. “You see what’s out there. To be able the world,” says Paul Jacobs, the current head of the yond being a boater and a licensed captain: As owner
to look and compare all the gear and new boats in boat shows. “The need for such a gathering of manu- and operator of the Solomons Holiday Inn Conference
one space is really valuable,” he said after attending facturers and boating enthusiasts is as relevant today Center and Marina, boat show activity in our own
the Powerboat Show last Thursday at Annapolis City as it was during those decades before the ubiquitous back yard can only mean good things. “It’s important
dock. “If you are at all serious about buying a boat, I use of the internet. There is nothing like ‘mucking to have these shows in Maryland,” he told The County
recommend you go.” about in boats’ in their natural habitat – the water. We Times. “You’ll go there this weekend and see a lot of
This year marks the 50th annual US Sailboat Show have always thought of the Annapolis Boat Shows to people from the yacht club, from Solomons. If they are
and the 48th annual US Powerboat show. The Sailboat be sort of the holy grail of boat shows, so we take our buying boats and gear, then that’s good for me.”
Show was a novelty when it began, as it was the world’s responsibility of protecting this local treasure very se- According to statistics provided by the Marine
first “in water” show, and it remains the iconic stan- riously. Seeing the continued growth we have experi- Trades Association of Maryland, about 12,061 recre-
dard for such shows across the planet. It bills itself as enced over the past decade, and especially the strength ational boats of all types are registered in Calvert and
the “largest, in-water, international, all-sailboat show of this year’s shows, we are very comfortable forecast- St. Mary’s counties - a number that represents 7% of
the state’s total. The economic stats aren’t broken out
by county, but statewide, the MTAM claims the indus-
try is responsible for $3.5 billion in economic impact.
This includes 17,703 marine related jobs at over 1,100
businesses.
Several new things are in the works when the Sail-
boat Show opens today (Thursday, October 10th) for
its 2019 run. A block party encompassing the Market
Space area and Annapolis’ Main Street is planned for
5pm – 9pm and is open to the general public. Guests
can enjoy the Chris Sacks Band (Jimmy Buffett tribute
music), as well as a variety of food and crafts vendors.
Throughout the run of the show, ticketed attendees can
check out a one-design keelboat racing fleet sailing sta-
dium-style every day in Spa Creek. Watch from Dock
D, or sign-up for free to be one of the racers. This is in
addition to the usual menu of lectures, classes and edu-
cational opportunities that the Sailboat Show offers.
This 50th edition of the Sailboat show begins today
Thursday, October 10th with a VIP Day. Anyone may
attend with a $35 ticket and VIP Day is a good op-
tion for a serous buyer or sailor who wants to avoid
the crowds. The show continues through Monday with
General Admission prices of $18 for adults. The best
bet for parking is to head to Navy-Marine Corps Me-
morial Stadium off Rowe Boulevard. A free shuttle
bus will take you to the show at City Dock. On-line
tickets and more information on the Annapolis shows
can be found at https://www.annapolisboatshows.com/

timflaherty@countytimes.net
Thursday, October 10, 2019 The County Times 23

2019-2020 SEASON
Schedule
OCT. 2 AT ST. LOUIS 8:00 DEC. 3 AT SAN JOSE 10:30 FEB. 2 PITTSBURGH 12:30
OCT. 4 AT N.Y. ISLANDERS 7:00 DEC. 4 AT LOS ANGELES 10:00 FEB. 4 LOS ANGELES 7:00
OCT. 5 CAROLINA 7:00 FEB. 8 PHILADELPHIA 7:00
DEC. 6 AT ANAHEIM 10:00
OCT. 8 DALLAS 7:00 FEB. 10 N.Y. ISLANDERS 7:00
DEC. 9 COLUMBUS 7:00
OCT. 10 AT NASHVILLE 8:00 FEB. 13 AT COLORADO 9:00
DEC. 11 BOSTON 7:00 FEB. 15 AT ARIZONA 10:00
OCT. 12 AT DALLAS 8:00
DEC. 14 AT TAMPA BAY 7:00 FEB. 17 AT VEGAS 6:00
OCT. 14 COLORADO 5:00
DEC. 16 AT COLUMBUS 7:00 FEB. 20 MONTREAL 7:00
OCT. 16 TORONTO 7:00
FEB. 22 AT NEW JERSEY 1:00
OCT. 18 N.Y. RANGERS 7:00 DEC. 20 AT NEW JERSEY 7:00
FEB. 23 PITTSBURGH 12:00
OCT. 20 AT CHICAGO 7:00 DEC. 21 TAMPA BAY 7:00
FEB. 25 WINNIPEG 7:00
OCT. 22 AT CALGARY 9:00 DEC. 23 AT BOSTON 7:00 FEB. 27 AT WINNIPEG 8:00
OCT. 24 AT EDMONTON 9:00 DEC. 27 COLUMBUS 7:00
MAR. 1 AT MINNESOTA 8:00
OCT. 25 AT VANCOUVER 10:00
DEC. 28 AT CAROLINA 7:00 MAR. 4 PHILADELPHIA 7:00
OCT. 29 AT TORONTO 7:00
DEC. 31 N.Y. ISLANDERS 1:00 MAR. 5 AT N.Y. RANGERS 7:00
NOV. 1 BUFFALO 7:00 MAR. 7 AT PITTSBURGH 1:00
JAN. 3 AT CAROLINA 7:30
NOV. 3 CALGARY 7:00 MAR. 9 AT BUFFALO 7:00
NOV. 7 AT FLORIDA 7:00 JAN. 5 SAN JOSE 12:30 MAR. 12 DETROIT 7:00
NOV. 9 VEGAS 7:00 JAN. 7 OTTAWA 7:00 MAR. 14 CHICAGO 7:00
NOV. 11 ARIZONA 7:00 JAN. 8 AT PHILADELPHIA 7:30 MAR. 16 EDMONTON 7:00
NOV. 13 AT PHILADELPHIA 7:30 JAN. 11 NEW JERSEY 7:00 MAR. 19 AT COLUMBUS 7:00
NOV. 15 MONTREAL 7:00 MAR. 20 OTTAWA 7:00
JAN. 13 CAROLINA 7:00
NOV. 16 AT BOSTON 7:00 MAR. 22 AT PITTSBURGH 12:00
JAN. 16 NEW JERSEY 7:00
NOV. 18 ANAHEIM 7:00 MAR. 24 ST. LOUIS 7:00
JAN. 18 AT N.Y. ISLANDERS 1:00 MAR. 26 N.Y. RANGERS 7:00
NOV. 20 AT NY RANGERS 8:00
JAN. 27 AT MONTREAL 7:00 MAR. 28 AT DETROIT 7:00
NOV. 23 VANCOUVER 12:30
JAN. 29 NASHVILLE 7:30 MAR. 30 AT BUFFALO 7:00
NOV. 27 FLORIDA 7:00
MAR. 31 TORONTO 7:00
NOV. 29 TAMPA BAY 5:00 JAN. 31 AT OTTAWA 7:30

NOV. 30 AT DETROIT 7:00 APR. 2 MINNESOTA 7:00


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24 Education The County Times Thursday, October 10, 2019

CSM Hosts Student


Food Drive
“In a calm place”

Happy beautiful Fall morning to all. I love this cool weather. I always
enjoy sitting out in our lawn chairs in the front yard and making any calls I
have to make or writing down all my To Do’s in my notebook. It is so sooth-
ing. Occasionally I listen to the music or nature sounds from the CALM app
Lynn Williams, Leonardtown Campus scheduler and adjunct instructor, recently filled the
Leonardtown Campus Hawk Feeder with a variety of healthy snacks. CSM is holding a
on my phone. As long as I am nestled under my trees for a half hour or an
month-long food drive to fill its campus micro-food pantries in October. This “Take What You hour each day with my crazy hound dog Mindy near me, I can start to feel
Need. Give What You Can” initiative is a rewarding outreach that provides students, in need, centered again – at least for a bit – until Mindy finds something to bark at.
something to eat so they can focus on their studies.  Some days I feel like I get so much done (which usually depends on how
much Prednisone I take) and others it feels like getting one item checked
Since 2017, the College of Southern hungry. These Hawk Feeders allow us
off the list is a huge accomplishment. Right now, other than the ever-present
Maryland (CSM) has offered micro- to help our learners stay focused on
projects is of course gearing up time for the Halloween Trails. I just printed
food pantries, named Hawk Feeders, at their studies while they adjust to their
my three page checklist yesterday. It always looks a little daunting at first,
each of CSM’s four campuses to help independence.”
but my husband and I both have our areas we work on and fuss about.
address the short-term basic food needs Donation boxes to collect nonperish-
I can’t wait to get all the cornstalks, pumpkins, and hay and place them
any student may be experiencing. Built able food items to assist students who
around, then the excitement will start. I think I am going to head to The
by a CSM faculty member, the Hawk lack reliable access to sufficient quanti-
Charlotte Hall Farmer’s Market in a bit because one of the dealers is (or I
Feeders are stocked through individual ties of food will be set up at three of the
hope still is) selling orange jumpsuits that we could stuff for placement on
donations by faculty, staff and students CSM campuses. Items being requested
the Trails. Donna Benson, the owner of Donna B.’s Country Fleas at the
as well as through food drives, under the include individual portions of cereal,
Farmer’s Market and one of the most creative, motivated, kind people I
adage, “Give what you can, take what Chef Boyardee pastas, mac and cheese,
know, posted some photos on her Facebook page with all the orange men
you need.” Cup O’ Noodles, fruit cups, granola/
she stuffed and placed around the Market. My husband and I were like, WE
Throughout October, CSM will hold cereal/protein bars, peanut butter, tuna
NEED THESE! You will have to come out to the Trails and see the results,
a food drive to fill the Hawk Feeders for fish/chicken lunch pouches, and ready-
just message me for our address.
the semester ahead. to-heat soups, stews and chili (in indi-
Next stop is Party City to get the rest of the decorations for my high
According to the Maryland Food vidual portions with flip-top cans).
school reunion on Saturday. I wish I could find some little stuffed hornets
Bank, there are 650,200 food-insecure “I’ve seen gloves in [the Hawk Feed-
somewhere. They would be really cute around the tables. I’m happy that this
people in the state of Maryland. er], personal care items, toothpaste,”
is not one of our All-Class reunions since my Surrattsville history display
“By several measures, Maryland is said Pre- Engineering Coordinator
can reach up to 20 plus feet. I am just bringing one photo book for our class
considered a great place to live, one you Jehnell Linkins in The CSM BEAT in-
year I think. You never know though.
might not expect hunger to be so wide- terview for CSM-TV. “One of the most
Someone I work with mentioned the other day that I seem so calm. Yeah,
spread,” its website reports. “While U.S. rewarding situations I’ve seen,” she
she hasn’t been around me that long yet. But I do feel calmer (and cooler)
News recently ranked it as the wealthi- continued, “is when a student who was
now that I am on this new blood pressure medication. What a difference
est state in the country, one in every out of work and attending classes [and
– I feel more like myself again – which can be a good thing or bad thing
nine [Marylanders], including one in in need of the Hawk Feeder]. That same
I suppose. I had forgotten what it felt like to feel this way after so many
seven kids, suffer from food insecurity. student became gainfully employed and
years. It really helps when my husband is in his adolescent male aggravat-
Nearly a quarter of a million Maryland- back on their feet, and then brought food
ing, tickling, pestering mode. I can now stay calm (because you know he is
ers, many of them children, face very back to the Hawk Feeder,” for other stu-
just trying to get a rise out of me) and quietly think of ways to get him back.
low food security – a condition asso- dents in need.
You know the old saying, “You have to go to sleep sometime”. I wouldn’t
ciated with progressive symptoms of Donations can be left at the La Plata
know what to do if he wasn’t an aggravating instigator. Neither would his
starvation.” Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road at the CC
three sisters and brother, they would think something was wrong with him
“Through various surveys and out- Building Lobby at the Student Associa-
or he had hit his head harder than normal. The new BP med also helps me
reach efforts, our staff began to realize tion Office; at the Leonardtown Cam-
focus a bit more since my head isn’t pounding and in screaming pain, which
that many of the high school students pus, 22950 Hollywood Road, in the Stu-
allows me to systematically think of better revenge methods. I need to call
who used food vouchers throughout dent Lounge in Building B; and at the
my doctor and thank her…and ask if she can up the dosage.
their public school careers came to CSM Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Wil-
and were having to readjust to the rigors liams Road, in the Lobby in the John E.
To each new days adventure, Shelby
of higher education, and readjust to not Harms Academic Center in Building A.
Please send your comments or ideas to:
receiving free or reduced-priced meals,”
shelbys.wanderings@yahoo.com or find me on Facebook
said CSM President Dr. Maureen Mur- Press Release from CSM
phy. “It is difficult to learn, when you’re
Thursday, October 10, 2019 The County Times Obituaries 25

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.

John Emanuel Re Elizabeth “Betty” Rose Wood known for her Pound, Hawaiian and German Catholic Cemetery Helen, MD. Serving as
Chocolate cakes. She always found a reason pallbearers will be Billy Guy, Howie Guy,
John Emanuel Elizabeth to celebrate someone or something so she Danielle Hughes, Sean Hughes, Brandon
Re, 65, of Leon- “Betty” Rose could bake something special. Wood, and Greg Cooksey.
ardtown, MD Wood, 78, of After her retirement in 2006, Betty ful- Memorial contributions can be made for
formerly from LaPlata, MD filled a dream of learning to quilt. She me- mass requests, Hospice of Charles County
Drexel Hill, PA left this earthly ticulously sewed many beautiful quilts and 2505 Davis Road Waldorf, MD 20603, and
passed away on dwelling to be quilted items that won ribbons at the Charles the Charles County Vol. Rescue Squad P.O.
October 6, 2019 with the Lord on County Fairs. She looked forward to get- Box 40 LaPlata, MD 20646.
at his home. Sunday, October ting together with the ladies of the Tuesday
Born on Octo- 6, 2019. Betty Night Quilters in Bel Alton, MD and the St.
ber 8, 1953 in was the daugh- Mary’s County Quilters. Brenda Lee Tippett
Delaware, he ter of Norman Betty is survived by her husband James
was the son of Aloysius Guy, Brenda Lee
Wood; her children Cindy Guy (Howie) and
the late Guido Sr. and Mary Tippett, 45 of
Tracey Wood; her grandchildren Billy Guy,
Re and Jacqueline Rendone Re who passed Genevieve Johnson Guy. Lexington Park,
III (Lauren), Danielle Hughes (Sean), and
away on June 11, 1989. John was the loving Betty was married to the love of her life, MD, passed
Brandon Wood (Melissa); her great grand-
husband of Terry Ann Re, whom he married James Mattingly Wood on May 30, 1960. away on Octo-
child Trevor Guy; her siblings Jackie Guy
on October 22, 1988 in Fairfax, VA. He is Betty and Jimmy were married for over 59 ber 2nd, 2019 in
(Peggy), Phyllis Bowling, and sister-in-law
survived by his siblings William Re, Jacque- beautiful years. Lexington Park,
Roberta Guy; wonderful in-laws and many
line Re McDuffie, Stephen Re, and Michael Betty grew up in St. Mary’s County, re- MD. Born on
precious nieces and nephews. She was pre-
Re. Also survived by his nieces and nephews sided in District Heights, MD in 1960 - 1967 November 4th,
ceded in death by her parents Norman and
Michelle White, Paul Trent, Rebakah Hill, and finally settled in LaPlata, MD in 1967. 1973 in Wash-
Genevieve Guy; siblings Norman Guy Jr.,
Aaron Trent, Dana Mastrocola, Brittany Re, Betty was a 1959 graduate of Margaret ington, D.C., she
William “Billy” Guy and Baby Guy.
Caroline Barone, Connor McDuffie, Devin Brent High School. She loved that her class- was the daughter
Betty wanted everyone to know that she
McDuffie, Stephen Re, Jenna Fletcher, Mor- mates stayed close to each other through the of Joseph Robert
loved them and that she was so richly blessed
gan Re, and Jordan Re. He was preceded in years and enjoyed getting together. Tippett Sr., and Patricia Marie Tippett of
in her life by the Lord.
death by his nephew Michael Trent, Jr. During Betty’s career, she worked at the Lexington Park, MD.
The family will receive friends on Thurs-
John graduated from Cardinal O’Hara Federal Bureau of Investigation, Executive She is survived by her three loving chil-
day, October 10, 2019 from 5:00 Pm to 8:00
High School in 1972, and graduated from Office of the President (President Kennedy/ dren; Tina Marie Tippett, Joseph Monroe
PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the
West Chester University in 1977 with a Johnson administration), the Barley Compa- Cooper Jr., and Kevin Thomas Cooper all of
Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonar-
Master’s Degree in Theology and in Guid- ny, the Charles County States Attorney’s Of- Lexington Park, MD, Her brothers; Richard
dtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will
ance Education. fice, Thomas C. Hayden Jr, P.A. Professional Louis Scruggs Jr. of Nampa, Idaho, and Jo-
be celebrated on Friday, October 11, 2019 at
John was a guidance counselor for Arch- Association and the Charles County Circuit seph Robert Tippett Jr. of Lexington Park,
10:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Catho-
bishop Carroll High School in Washington, Court for 18 years as the Administrative As- MD., Her sisters; Karen Marie Offer of Lex-
lic Church with Father Bob Kilner officiat-
DC, Paul VI. High School Fairfax, VA, St. sistant to the County Administrative Judge. ington Park, MD., and Patricia Louise But-
ing. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace
Mary’s Ryken Leonardtown, MD, Margaret Betty was a devote Catholic and an active ler, Pensacola, FL. She is preceded in death
Brent Middle School Mechanicsville, MD, member of Sacred Heart Church in LaPlata,
and Hollywood Elementary Hollywood, MD. She was involved with the Ladies So-
MD. He was a guidance counselor for over dality and bible study for many years. She
40 years, retiring in June, 2016. John was a continuously prayed for her family, friends,
member of the Kiwanis Club, a lector, and and anyone she heard was in need of the
also taught YFF (Youth Faith Formation) at Lord’s graces.
St. George Catholic Church Valley Lee, MD. Betty was a lovingly devoted daughter,
He was a mentor to many students through- sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great
out his life. grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt and friend.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be cel- Family and friends meant so much to Betty.
ebrated on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at She loved spending lots of quality time with
11:00 AM in St. George Catholic Church her family and friends making memories.
Valley Lee, MD with Father Paul Nguyen The family reunions, holiday gatherings,
officiating. Interment will be private. Serv- and all of the shared life events meant the
ing as pallbearers will be Paul Trent, Aaron world to Betty.
Trent, Michael Trent, Bill Re, Nathan Hill, Betty was an avid golfer. She was an
and Jeff Trent. Honorary pallbearers will be owner and member of Wicomico Shores
Michael Re and Stephen Re. Yacht & Country Club. She enjoyed the
Contributions may be made to St. George weekly golf rounds and numerous golf
Catholic Church 19212 St. George Church trips with so many wonderful friends.
Road Valley Lee, MD 20692. Betty loved to bake from scratch and was

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by her brother David Thomas Tippett. could put a smile on your face or make you be at home in Maryland, or Lake Michigan, After moving west to southern Califor-
In her spare time; Brenda enjoyed trav- laugh no matter what mood you were in.” or Lake Erie or Florida. She liked to keep an nia and graduating from Chula Vista High
eling, playing bingo, and gambling, but But most of all, Kassi will be remembered eye out for some good sea glass. Kassi was School, Mary’s attractive beauty and viva-
what she loved most of all was spending for her huge heart and her kindness. When always up for an adventure and traveled with cious spirit led her to spend her late teen
quality time with her friends, family and Kassi was in high school, she was chosen to friends to Australia, Panama, and to visit her years modeling in local fashion shows and
grandchildren. be captain of the cross country team—not sister, Lauren, in Florida. She enjoyed going entering beauty pageants when she  caught
Arrangements provided by Mattingley- because she was the fastest runner, but be- to concerts with her brother, Shane. She also the eye of Army private  August Clancy.
Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. Leonardtown, cause she was so nurturing and supportive loved Les Miserables and was known to belt They married in 1960. Mary went on to earn
MD 20650. of others. In college, she volunteered as a out a tune. her Associates Degree in Psychology in 1976
dog walker for rescue dogs --and ended up Whether you knew Kassi well or barely from Southwestern College at the same time
adopting a wayward puppy named Snickers, at all, she made an impression—whether she and Augie decided to divorce. Mary fi-
Kassidee Taylor Larkin Boyce who she loved dearly. She also organized it was by how absolutely beautiful, ridicu- nally settled in Maryland in 1986 and retired
and raised money for those afflicted with lously funny, or incredibly big-hearted she from a position at Pathways, Inc. in 2010 as a
Kassidee
blindness through her sorority’s philanthro- was, she left her mark on you. She was the Rehabilitation Associate where she devoted
Taylor Larkin
py. She often accompanied her mom when best daughter and sister that anyone could her time to the care of the mentally ill.
Boyce--beloved
she taught kids at church on Sundays. Kassi ask for. She leaves a big hole in our hearts, Mary is survived by her children: Alisa
daughter of Jeff
was a magnet for all children—especially but she will continue to stay with us through Clancy-Baker of San Bruno, California, Ju-
and Jan Boyce,
her little cousins who adored her and looked memories and the laughs. lia Redding of Mechanicsville, Maryland,
sister of Lau-
forward to spending time with her at Lake Flowers or contributions may be made to Paul Clancy of Tucson, Arizona, and David
ren Pozega and
Erie each summer. any local animal rescue. Clancy of Louisville, Kentucky; her sisters
Shane Boyce,
She was a senior at Salisbury University; Kaye Shaman of Placerville, California and
g randdaughter
she was in the honors program with a major Sharon Haynie of Great Mills, Maryland; 9
of Mary Charles
and the late John in Community Health. she was president of Mary Ann Clancy grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She is
the Zeta Psi chapter of Delta Gamma soror- preceded in death by her parents and brother
Charles, the late Mary Ann
ity. She graduated from Leonardtown High Lawrence Nye.
Bill and Fran Clancy, 79, of
School in 2016, where she served as a class Family will receive friends on Thursday,
Boyce, niece of John (Stephanie) Charles, Mechanicsville,
officer. October 10, 2019 from 10-11am at Immacu-
Kellie (David) Connor, Megan (Tyler) MD peacefully
Kassi spent her summers working as late Conception Church  in Mechanicsville
Lewis, Molly (Torin) Cone, Brian Charles, passed away on
a lifeguard and later became a managing with Mass following.  Interment will be at
Trish (Phil) Boyce, Joan (Ray) Nowak, Don October 6, 2019
lifeguard at the Wildewood Pool. She also St. Mary’s Queen of Peace Cemetery in Hel-
Boyce, Billy Boyce, Susan (Richard) Lobb, at home with her
waitressed one summer at Joe’s Crab Shack en, MD.  Memorial donations in lieu of flow-
the late Julie (Greg) Deka, and the late Lynn family.
and had a short stint as an ice-cream scooper ers can be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s,
Schurr, loving cousins and many friends-- Mary was
while attending school at Salisbury. In grade P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. born on July 26,
school and high school, she was a cheerlead- Condolences to the family may be made at
Kassi was a bright light and was so very easy 1940 in Weston,
er on the Twisters and the Cougars competi- www.brinsfieldfuneral.com
to love. She was whip-smart, quick-witted OH, to the late
tive cheer teams. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral
and funny, always funny “Kassi was voted Robert Edward Nye and Sarah Melinda Jus-
Kassi loved the outdoors and hiking. She Home & Crematory, P.A., Charlotte Hall,
the class clown of her graduating class—she tice Nye. 
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Ruth Mae (Shiels) Glotfelty loved her family and enjoyed spending time Robert married the love of his life Peggy and P.O.W, he was a patriot who loved his
with her children. Every year they vaca- Ann Ridgell on August 15, 1952. After get- country and was proud to be an American.
Ruth Mae tioned in Walt Disney World and went back ting married they started their family. Rob- Ever respectful of those who serve and his
(Shiels) Glotfelty, to school shopping at Potomac Mills Mall. ert especially loved his annual hunting trip Country, he enjoyed sharing that apprecia-
97, of Charlotte She also loved music, and through taking her to Church Creek, MD on the Eastern Shore tion and reverence with all.
Hall passed peace- daughter to concerts came to love the Back- to hunt for ducks, birds and geese in the win- As an avid waterman, David spent much
fully at her home street Boys. Her other favorites included the ter time.  When Robert wasn’t hunting then of his leisure time crabbing, oystering, fish-
on October 4, 2019. Beatles, Abba and Engelbert Humperdinck. he was out fishing and crabbing. Robert was ing and boating as well as attending many
Ruth is survived She loved animals, especially her pet cats a lifetime member of the American Legion exhibitions and shows on the subject. A pas-
by her sons, Gary and birds. She made beautiful beaded jew- in Ridge where he was also a past president sionate friend to the Chesapeake Bay, he lob-
(Rhoda), Rob- elry and liked to drive her BMW. She was a for the organization. He loved to take trips to bied for the preservation of the bay’s rock-
ert, John (Jeanie), devout Catholic and long-time member of St. New York to visit his siblings to catch up and fish and oyster populations.
and William (Mary), six (6) grandchildren John Francis Regis Catholic Church in Hol- play a few rounds of pitch and just relax with David spent quality time with family dur-
and seven (7) great grandchildren. She was lywood, MD. family and friends. ing vacations to Ocean City, Carolina Beach,
born in Charleston, West Virginia February In addition to her husband, Connie is also Robert is survived by his children Terry Lake Anna, Shenandoah National Park and
27, 1922. Ruth enjoyed baseball, reading, survived by her children: Kristin Bunales Thompson (Michael) of White Plains, MD, Luray. Over the years, he would also make
Christmas and spending time with family. of Charlotte, NC, Timothy Bunales of Co- Shirley Beckler (Hal) of Lexington Park, regular pilgrimages to NASCAR races with
Her faith was very important to her. lumbia, MD, Roy Bunales, Jr. (Maria) of MD, Roberta Douglass (Stanley) of Lusby, his life-long friend, Phil Tucker, and Dover
The interment will be held on  Tuesday, Picayune, MS, Rose Marie Bunales of Wal- MD and Robert Bradburn Jr. (Lucy) of with his wife.
October 15, 2019 at Quantico National Cem- dorf, MD, Joseph Bunales (Norine) of Wo- Ridge, MD.  He is survived by his brother David overflowed with love for his Grand-
etery, Triangle, VA. odridge, IL and Clarissa Bunales (Terrence) Jamie Bradburn (Sue) of Callaway, MD and son, Ethan ‘The Boy’, whom he proudly
Memorial donations in Ruth’s honor can of Redwood, CA; and many extended family his sisters Betty Bradburn of New York and watched dance, enjoyed listening to stories
be made to the Special Olympics, 3701 and friends. She is preceded in death by her Catherine Howe.  He is also survived by 10 about his progress in school and took inter-
Commerce Drive, STE 103, Baltimore, MD parents. grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.  est in his pursuits. He would often share in
21227-1651. Memorial contributions may be made to He was predeceased by his parents, an in- many of Ethan’s most meaningful experi-
Condolences may be made to the family at Southern Maryland Animal Welfare League fant, his sisters, Bertie Hastings and Loucile ences such as taking him fishing, teaching
www.brinsfieldfuneral.com (SMAWL), P.O. Box 1232, Leonardtown, Thompson and his brothers Ray Bradburn him to ride 4-wheelers and regularly impart-
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral MD 20650. and Loyd Bradburn. ing some of life’s most important lessons.
Home & Crematory, P.A., Charlotte Hall. Condolences may be made to the family at Condolences may be made to the family at Proud to make his home ‘on the farm’,
www.brinsfieldfuneral.com www.brinsfieldfuneral.com David meticulously cared for his home, and
Frances “Connie” Arrangements made by the Brinsfield Fu- graciously extended that same love to all
neral Home, P.A. regardless of need and without fail. Always
Finn-Bunales Robert Melvin Bradburn sharing his abundance of garden, catch, grill
F r a n c e s and heart, David’s infectious smile and pas-
Robert Mel-
“Connie” Finn-
vin Bradburn, David Clayton Scholten sionate charisma kept all those he opened his
Bunales, 66, of home to in high spirits.
88, of Ridge, David Clayton
California, MD He tirelessly shared his possessions, hu-
MD passed away Scholten, 63, of
passed away mor, passion, guidance and never failed to
on Thursday, Mechanicsville,
on Wednes- extend a helping hand to all around- He Was
October 3, 2019 MD passed away
day, October 2, A Good Man.
at the Charlotte September 27,
2019 at MedStar In addition to his beloved wife, David is
Hall Veterans 2019 at MedStar
Georgetown also survived by his daughter, Laura Ann
Home in Char- St. Mary’s Hos-
University Hos- Howard (Wayne) of Leonardtown, MD; his
lotte Hall, MD, pital in Leonar-
pital in Wash- sister: Linda Susan Slade (Joe); his grand-
with his loving dtown, MD with
ington, D.C., with her loving family at her son, Ethan James Howard, and many niec-
wife Peggy Ann Ridgell Bradburn by his his loving family
side. es, nephews, cousins, extended family and
side. at his side.
She was born in Bethesda, MD on Oc- friends. In addition to his parents he is also
He was born in Washington, D.C. on He was born on December 7, 1955 to the
tober 15, 1952 to the late James Philip and preceded in death by his siblings: Robert
April 5, 1931 to the late Minnik Bradburn late Robert Edward Scholten and Frances
Louise Cranford Finn. Edward “Bobby” Scholten, Jr, Pamelia Ann
and Catherine Harrington.  Eloise Lugenbeel Scholten.
Connie is a graduate of La Reine High “Pam” Reinoehl, John Braden “Johnny”
Robert served in the U.S. Army from David was employed as an insurance
School in Suitland, Maryland, and UNC Scholten and William Hamilton “Billy”
1953-1955.  He was a carpenter before en- claims adjuster for 33 years until his re-
Greensboro where she earned her Bachelor Scholten.
listing in the Army. While Robert was in tirement in February 2017. On September
of Science in Nursing. In November 1985 Memorial contributions may be made to
the Army his specialty was Welding/Black- 2, 1988 he married his beloved wife, Mary
she married her beloved husband, Roy Bu- Chesapeake Bay Foundation or St. Joseph’s
smith. He received the National Defense Diane Wood Scholten at Dent Memorial
nales. Together they celebrated over 33 won- Catholic Church.
Service Medal and also the Good Conduct Chapel in Charlotte Hall, MD. Together
derful years of marriage. She was employed Arrangements by Brinsfield Funeral
Medal.  After his discharge from the service they celebrated over 31 wonderful years of
as a Registered Nurse her entire career with Home, P.A.
he was employed by St. Mary’s College as marriage.
many years dedicated to caring for others
Carpenter for the campus. Honored to be a son of a Master Sergeant
until her retirement in September 2018. She

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Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 Patuxent Land Trust Training for Volunteer
or shine. For more information contact Brenda Russell at
301-247-1871 or at rsbrssll@aol.com
CSM Wellness Clinic Monitors
Northern Senior Activity Center Summerseat Farm 8th Annual Oyster Scald
29655 Charlotte Hall Road 26655 Three Notch Rd. Camp Maria Retreat Center
Charlotte Hall Mechanicsville 41290 Camp Maria Road
9a.m. to 11:30a.m. 9a.m. to Noon Noon to 5p.m.
The College of Southern Maryland’s Nursing Program PTLT is a non-profit organization that holds easements Rain or Shine
will provide a free wellness clinic at the Northern Senior on privately owned properties that legally restrict intense
Activity Center. Presentations topics will include Thyroid development on undeveloped and farm properties while
and Aging, Chronic Kidney Disease, Mental Health and Ag- permitting traditional uses. Monday, Oct. 14, 2019
ing, Changing Senses, Hypertension and Effects of Stress. If interested, please email fletch51@verizon.net with
Pax River Quilters Guild
Health checks include blood pressure, height and weight, “PTLT training” in the subject line and advise the num-
Good Samaritan Church
and heart rate. Drop-ins are welcome. ber of attendees. More information on the organization
20850 Langley Road
may be found at ptlt.org.
Lexington Park
Hands-On Genealogy Workshops 6:30a.m. to 8:30a.m
Northern Senior Activity Center Family Octoberfest
Bring your block of the month, food pantry donation,
29655 Charlotte Hall Road Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church
food assignment (no seafood, due to members allergy)
Charlotte Hal 9463 HG Trueman Rd.
and your Show and Tell items, Visit our website www.
9a.m. to 10:30a.m. Lusby
paxriverquiltguild.com or our Facebook group page, Pax
Are you working on a genealogy project and need some 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
River Quilters Guild for more information.
help? This workshop is to provide you with direct assis- Music, crafts, games and of course food. Best dressed
tance in searching your tree. Louise McDonald will guide contest, stein race and holding contests, and a pumpkin
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Meeting
with one-on-one instruction as well as facilitate small patch. Dress in traditional Octoberfest attire and receive a
Solomon’s Volunteer Fire Department
group discussions on strategies for successful searching. free ticket for a food item.
13150 Hg Trueman Rd
Participants should bring documents you are utilizing for Solomons
your search as well as log in credentials should you have Southern MD Decorative Painters Paint-In &
7p.m. to 9p.m.
your family tree online. Space is limited. To sign up for Meeting
Please join the United States Coast Guard Flotilla 23-
this workshop in advance, please visit the signup table or Immaculate Conception Church
02 in our monthly meeting discussing recreational boat-
call 301-475-4200, ext. 73103. 28297 Old Village Rd.
ing safety, boating education and other topics of a nautical
Mechanicsville
theme. Prospective members are always welcome to stop
9th Annual Barn Party at the St. Mary’s County 9a.m. to 3p.m.
in and see what we are all about.
Fairgrounds We will be painting a Lisbeth Stull project, “Mrs.
St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds Whoo-Ligans”, led by Debbie W. Guests are always wel-
42455 Fairgrounds Rd
Leonardtown
come and should contact us for supply info if you’d like to
paint on the date of your visit. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019
10a.m. to 2p.m. Any questions contact Garnett Joy @ 301-884-2835 or AARP Safe Driving Class
Kick off the autumn season with a good old fashion email smdp.LearnToPaint@gmail.com. Thank you. Loffler Senior Activity Center
barn party planned by the Garvey Senior Activity Center. 21905 Chancellors Run Road
Enjoy country music and food in a country setting. For FSCC Crab Cake Dinner Great Mills, MD  
more information, call 301-475-4200, ext. 71050. First Saints Community Church 9a.m. to 2p.m.
16378 Piney Point Rd. This program includes emphasis on roundabouts, pave-
Piney Point ment markings, stop-sign compliance, red-light running,
Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 Noon to 6p.m. and safety issues such as speeding, seat belt and turn sig-
Join us on the Island for a $22 Crab Cake Din- nal use. Pre-registration is required and can be accom-
Park Place Toastmasters Club ner—3—3 ounce Crab Cakes, Ham, Parsley Pota- plished by calling 301-475-4200, ext. 71658, or stop by the
Church of the Ascension toes, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Applesauce, and Roll. registration desk at Loffler. If you wish to order a lunch
21641 Great Mills Road $3 Kids Hotdog meal All Proceeds support Snack Sacks from the center, the cost is $6 if you are under 60 and by
Lexington Park at Piney Point Elementary donation for those 60+ years of age. Lunch can be ordered
Noon to 1p.m. at the same time you register for the class.
Come visit us to find out how we can help you develop
your speaking, listening, and leadership skills in a non-
threatening environment!
Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 Little Explorers: Our Five Senses
Historic St. Mary’s City
Breakfast All-You-Can-Eat
47414 Old State House Road
Elks Texas Hold Em Tournament 2nd Dist. VFD&RS
St. Mary’s City
St Mary’s County Elks Lodge    45245 Drayden Rd.
10a.m. to 11a.m.
7p.m. to Midnight Valley Lee
Meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.
45779 Fire Dept Lane, California 8a.m. to 11a.m.
Designed for pre-school age children 3-5 years old and an
Cost: Adults $10:00; Children 6—12
accompanying adult. $4 per child ($3 Friends members);
$5.00; & Children 5 & under are free
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes,
one accompanying adult free. Full-day admission included
(240) 895-4990, info@HSMCdigshistory.org, www.
Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage Links, Ham,
Race 4 Heroes 5K Walk, Run Roll or Fly HSMCdigshistory.org
Bacon, Creamed Chipped Beef, Sausage Gra-
Solomons vy, Hot Biscuits, Spiced Applesauce, & Grits
7a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Foundation 4 Heroes is a 501c.3 nonprofit organization
Drink: Assorted Juices, Milk, & Coffee
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
that has had the opportunity to visit 1000s of children Apple Festival-Our Lady of the Wayside Queen of Hearts LVRSA Fundraiser
and Veterans over the years. Travelling to many com- Our Lady of the Wayside’s Loretto Hall Fitzies Marina Restaurant and Pub
munities and states, these superhero volunteers bring 37575 Chaptico Road 21540 Joe Hazel Road
gifts and smiles to patients of all ages in hospitals, visit Chaptico Leonardtown
schools to teach children how to be a hero and about Noon to 5p.m. 4p.m. to 7p.m.
bullying and find ways to honor and thank Veterans. To Dine In or carry outs available. Dinner includes Crab Please join us to take a chance to pick a card
race, please register on www.active.com. For informa- cake, fried oysters, fried chicken, pulled pork, parsley and find the Queen of Hearts to win. Each Thurs-
tion, contact Christina Payne at cepayne@comcast.net. potatoes, green beans, coleslaw and roll for $28. Ham- day there will be a chance to win until she’s
For sponsor information contact Josh Yowell at josh@ burgers, hot dogs, french fries, apple pie, apple dumplings found. Thank you for your support to the LVRSA.
theyowellteam.com or Dr. Jay Lipoff at drjay@f4heroes. and cold drinks are also available. Event will be held Rain
com.
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Programs and Activities Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 73101
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This event is free and open to the public. on this Halloween event. You may laugh
Community Health & Wellness For more information, contact Commu-
Luncheon with Bruce Thomas so much your hair will stand on end! The
Fair - Event to be held Friday, nity Programs & Outreach Manager Sarah
Guest vocalist Bruce Thomas will be
menu for the day will BBQ chicken, oven
here at the Garvey Senior Activity Center
Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Miller at 301-475-4200, ext. 71073, email
on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 12 p.m. Bruce
roasted red potatoes & onions, roasted car-
It’s that time of year again! The 2019 sarah.miller@stmarysmd.com, visit www. rots, WW dinner roll, baked apples & low
is a diverse performer who can effortlessly
Health Fair, sponsored by the St. Mary’s stmarysmd.com/aging/healthfair.asp, or sodium V8 juice. A donation toward the
move through the musical categories of
County Department of Aging & Human find us on Facebook, keyword St. Mary’s cost of your meal is appreciated if you are
inspirational, swing, jazz, pop, and R&B.
Services, will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, County Department of Aging & Human 60 years of age or older. For those under 60
Please join us for his energetic and interac-
from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in the Southern Services. the cost of your meal will be $6. To make
tive performance while dining. The menu
Maryland Higher Education Center, lo- reservations call 301-475-4200, ext. 71050.
for lunch will be lasagna, tossed salad w/
cated at 44219 Airport Road in California, Mah Jong Coming back to Loffler dressing, WW dinner roll, spinach, canned
MD.
During this year’s Community Health &
If you enjoy Western Mah Jong, whether plums and orange juice. A donation toward Halloween Party at Loffler
you have just learned or have been playing the cost of your meal is appreciated if you Kick off the holiday season at the Loff-
Wellness Fair, screenings will include body for a long time, beginning Oct. 3 you can are 60 years of age or older. For those un- ler Senior Activity Center by celebrating
composition, glucose, skin cancer, hearing, play at the Loffler Senior Activity Center der 60 the cost of your meal will be $6. To Halloween! The party starts on Thursday,
vision, and blood pressure. on Thursdays at 1 p.m. Call 391-475-4200, make reservations call 301-475-4200, ext. Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. with music, dancing,
Licensed Massage Therapist Gwynne ext. 71658 to let us know if you would like 71050. occasional spurts of impromptu entertain-
Hill with California Total Body Massage to participate or for more information. ment (bring your good nature- there will be
will be on site from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. of-
fering free mini-massages. The Pharmacy Eye Health Presentation a few tricks and they may be on you!) along
at PJ Bean will be supplying flu shot. Bring
AARP Safe Driving Class Linda Weintraub, the volunteer Health- with a scary lunch: Spicy Spider Cider,
An AARP Safe-Driving course will be watch Instructor at the Loffler Senior Ac- Coffin-Wrapped Monster with Sour Yellow
your insurance card to get your flu shot,
held at the Loffler Senior Activity Center tivity Center, will discuss maintaining the Sauce, Dirt-Dabbled Orange Earth Apples,
all insurance agencies are accepted. The
on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 health of your eyes on Thursday, Oct. 17, Green Leaves with Severed (Mandarin)
St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and St.
p.m. (with an hour lunch break at 11:30). at 10 a.m. There are many things you can Sections, Honeyed Toadstool, and for des-
Mary’s County Health Department will be
This program includes emphasis on round- do to keep them healthy and make sure you sert: Smothered Burial Mounds. (If you are
on-site to collect expired or unwanted med-
abouts, pavement markings, stop-sign are seeing your best. Also, what should you too squeamish for this repast, you can be
ications, including diabetic supplies such as
compliance, red-light running, and safety do if complications do crop up? Let this served the following instead- Bratwurst &
needles and lancets.
issues such as speeding, seat belt and turn discussion provide you with some useful Roll with mustard, Seasoned Oven Fried
Do you want to skip the registration line?
signal use. Pre-registration is required and information. Free. Call 301-475-4200, ext. Sweet Potato, Mandarin Orange & Spin-
Attendees can register online at: www.
can be accomplished by calling 301-475- 71658, or stop by the reception desk to sign ach Salad, Honey Baked Apple, and a Cup-
stmarysmd.com/aging/healthfair.asp. On-
4200, ext. 71658 or stop by the registration up. cake). If you want to ramp up the fun, wear
line registrants will be eligible for a special
desk at Loffler. If you wish to order a lunch a costume- there will be prizes in several
prize! Online registration closes at 12 p.m.
from the center, the cost is $6 if you are un- categories! This is a ticketed event ($6 sug-
on Thursday, Oct. 17.
der 60 and by donation for those 60+ years
Spooktacular Lunchtime Theater gested donation) with a limited number of
The Department thanks our many spon- Save the date for our next Spooktacular
of age. Lunch can be ordered at the same tickets available. Stop by Loffler to get your
sors for this event, including ClearCap- Lunchtime Theatre Wednesday, Oct. 23, at
time you register for the class. tickets while they are still available. Call
tions, the Center for Vein Restoration, and 12 p.m. at the Garvey Senior Activity Cen-
301-475-4200, ext.71658 if you have any
St. Mary’s County Nursing and Rehabilita- ter. Will it be a comedy of creepy characters
questions.
tion Center! or a haunting tale of terror? Don't miss out

October 19 from 10 – 11 a.m. More and more we are


seeing that the benefits of communicating with your
Oddly Satisfying DIY Video Lab
Lexington Park Library will hold Oddly Satisfying
infant using American Sign Language are tremendous.
DIY Video Lab in two sessions on Thursday, October
Join us for an hour of learning basic ASL to commu-
24 from 5 – 6 p.m. for teens 13 – 18, and 6 – 7 p.m. for
nicate with your new baby! Geared towards new and
tweens ages 8 – 12. You've watched it on YouTube,
expecting parents, but feel free to bring your babies and
now you can come in to Do-It-Yourself! Make a DIY
young toddlers as well. Childcare providers and family
video while trying out our activities and crafts. It will
members are also welcome.
be oddly satisfying! No experience needed, all materi-
Library Closed als provided. No registration, drops in welcome!
All three locations of the St. Mary’s County Library Understanding Credit and Debt
will be closed on Monday, October 14 in observance of Charlotte Hall Library will hold a class on Under-
Columbus Day. All three locations will be open regular standing Credit and Debt on Tuesday, October 22 from
Itsy Bitsy Storytime
business hours on Tuesday, October 15. Leonardtown Library will hold Itsy Bitsy Storytime
6- 7:30 p.m. Credit cards, auto loans, store cards, per-
on Friday, October 25 from 10 – 10:30 a.m. A story-
sonal loans and mortgages are all common forms of
time designed for a smaller group, but still filled with
Fossils are Fun! consumer credit. This workshop will address the dif-
lots of fun! If your little one finds our regular story-
Leonardtown Library will hold a Fossils are Fun! on ferent types of credit and debt, identify ways to use
times a little too overwhelming then this may be more
Friday, October 18 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. All children credit more wisely, and provide some tips for manag-
their style. Designed for ages 2-5 with their caregivers.
love dinosaurs, but few know we had our own pre-his- ing debt.
Registration required. Registration will open on Octo-
toric creatures right here in Southern Maryland! Join ber 11.
educators from Calvert Marine Museum to learn what Protect Yourself: Online Safety and Security
fossils are, how they are made, and how they give clues Leonardtown Library will hold a class on Protect
to the ancient past. We'll read stories, make art, see- Yourself: Online Safety and Security on Thursday, Oc-
Paws to Read
ing and touch real fossils, and make our own "fossil" Leonardtown Library will hold Paws to Read on
tober 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Learn how to protect
imprints. Each child will receive a fossil to keep. Ages Saturday, October 26 from 2 – 4 p.m. For beginning
your data with strong passwords and two-factor au-
4-8; Registration required. readers, or any student who needs a confidence boost.
thentication, avoid internet scams, and use freely avail-
Join "Pets on Wheels" to practice reading out loud to a
able tools to limit what personal information is collect-
therapy dog for 15 minute sessions. Registration opens
American Sign Language ed and shared while you browse the web. Registration
2 weeks before each program. Readers should bring
for New and Expecting Parents recommended; walk-ins welcome as space allows.
a book, or arrive at least 20 minutes early for help to
Leonardtown Library will hold American Sign Lan- choose a book. Registration will open on October 12
guage for New and Expecting Parents on Saturday,
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