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By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
For years the Board of County Commission-
ers have funded groups that operate outside county
government which provide valuable community,
cultural and human services – but that climate is
rapidly changing.
Commissioners this week begrudgingly agreed
to cut some money from nearly all non-county
agencies, such as the Southern Maryland Higher
Education Center, the Three Oaks homeless shelter
and even programs for disabled kids at Greenwell
State Park received cuts.
Commissioner Cindy Jones was adamant
about broad cuts because of her stated belief that
non-county agencies should change their operat-
ing models to make them independent of taxpayer
She also noted that even funding these agen-
cies at their current rates was likely not sustainable
because county budgets will get tighter and tighter.
“I can’t tell people we’re going to be able to fat
fund these things over the next several years,” said
Jones (R-Valley Lee).
Commissioner President Francis Jack Russell
(D-St. George Island) agreed to some of the cuts but
cautioned that the county should strive to keep or-
ganizations operating because of their value to the
“I don’t think it’s in the best interests of the
county to do away with all of them,” Russell said,
who defended the Optimists Club from being cut
because “they do more for this county promotion-
wise than anybody else.”
Commissioner Todd Morgan (R-Great Mills)
defended keeping funding for the higher education
center at $45,000, while Jones wanted to cut it to
Commissioner Daniel Morris (R-Mechanics-
ville) came up with the compromise of keeping the
funding at $40,000, which Morgan agreed with.
The mood appeared to grow tense during the
budget work session Monday.
“It’s still a reduction, which is the point you’re
trying to make,” Morgan said to Jones.
“The point I’m trying to make?” Jones asked,
to which Morgan replied: “Cut everything.”
Both Jones and Commissioner Larry Jarboe
pushed to have funding for some of the groups cut
to zero.
The Sotterley Foundation requested $75,000 in
funding but had it cut back to $60,000, while the
River Concert series at St. Mary’s College got their
funding cut back from $9,000 in requests to just
Jones agreed to the compromise.
“It’s a wonderful amenity … but its not neces-
sary to support it with tax dollars,” she said.
The Three Oaks shelter likewise requested
$150,000, $20,000 over what they are currently get-
ting, but had their funding reduced to $120,000.
County Commissioner Dan Morris, left, Jack
Russell and Larry Jarboe listen to speakers dur-
ing the 2011 budget public hearing.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
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By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
Monday night the St. Mary’s Democrat-
ic Club hosted a candidate forum between
current Circuit Court Judge David Densford
and his opponent and local prosecutor Joseph
Stanalonis. Some attendees, even other Dem-
ocrats, were upset because they were not al-
lowed to ask questions of either candidate and
some were told they had to leave the meeting
after both had given a statement.
Stanalonis, a registered Democrat, told
The County Times the evening event at DB
McMillan’s Restaurant in California left
many of his supporters feeling disrespected.
He said that his supporters, many of
them Democrats and wearing a blue and gold
campaign t-shirt, were told to leave because
of their attire after the candidates had fnished
their statements.
Despite being a Democrat in a non-
partisan race, Stanalonis has received the
endorsement of the county Republican Cen-
tral Committee. Densford is also a registered
He also said that only Democratic Club
members were allowed to ask questions of
either he or Densford; there were only two
questions, he said.
“I thought that was unusual since it
was a forum and there were about 75 people
there,” Stanalonis said, adding there was con-
fusion as to why some of his supporters were
asked to leave.
“It wasn’t a very welcoming feeling for
my Democratic supporters,” Stanalonis said.
“There were a lot of unhappy Democrats in
the hallway.”
One of them was Cpl. William Raddatz,
a veteran detective and sheriff’s deputy who
supports Stanalonis.
“I wasn’t wearing a [campaign] shirt but
I was told to leave, but I didn’t,” Raddatz said.
“I piped up and said, ‘We’re Democrats, we
belong here.’”
Raddatz said he was a “life-long” Demo-
crat with roots going back to the 11th Ward in
“I’ve never been treated that way by my
party,” Raddatz said. “I thought we were the
party of inclusion.”
April Tarleton, another Democrat and
Stanalonis supporter, said she and others like
her were treated like “outcasts.”
“There were also Densford supporters
there and they weren’t asked to leave,” Tar-
leton said. “I felt … like I wasn’t welcome.”
Karl Pence, president of the Democratic
Club, said it was not his intentions for Demo-
crats who were not club members to leave
and that it was a misunderstanding.
“I didn’t ask them to leave, if someone
asked them to leave that was a mistake,”
Pence said. “It wasn’t any type of anti-Stana-
lonis stance.”
Pence said, however, that the forum was
really for club members and that it was a pri-
vate meeting.
“I never billed it as a public forum, it’s a
members’ event, really it’s for club members
to ask the questions,” Pence said. “It was a
club affair.”
Densford said he believes the more
people who are allowed to attend a forum be-
tween him and Stanalonis and ask questions
the better, but how the Democratic Club con-
ducts its meetings is its own affair.
“I would not have done it [have certain
attendees leave] that way but I was a guest,”
Densford said.
Densford said his opponents brought
David Willenborg, the chair of the Repub-
lican Central Committee, to the meeting to
sow discord.
“They intended to disrupt things, no
question,” Densford said. “They want to
cause trouble.”
Willenborg denied he came there to an-
tagonize anyone, and said the club should’ve
known there would be a mixed group at the
“I chose on my own to go … I was po-
lite the entire time,” he said, adding that no
one asked him to attend, and he has attended
Democratic Club meetings in the past.
More Money Sought
to Preserve Farmland
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
With the Board of County Commis-
sioners still deciding what to do with per-
haps $30 million in extra funds this bud-
get session, members of a county advisory
board want them to put aside more than $7
million to preserve agricultural land.
John K. Parlett, Jr., chairman of the
Agriculture, Seafood and Forestry Board
posted a letter to commissioners last week
saying that the county’s goal of preserving
some 60,000 acres is only 19,320 acres com-
pleted and with lower easement prices on
agricultural land the county should act soon.
“Now is the time to preserve agricul-
tural property,” Parlett told The County
Times. “The prices have come back down,
they are now in the $5,000 to $7,000 [per
acre] range.”
“There is no time like the present, the
conventional wisdom says the real estate
values will go up,” Parlett said. “It’s never
going to be cheaper to preserve this agricul-
tural land than right now.”
The board members stated they want-
ed the county to provide about $7.4 million
to pay for easements on eight properties that
represent about 816 acres worth of agricul-
tural land.
Commissioner Cindy Jones (R-Valley
Lee) told The County Times that the board
is wary of projections from the state that
show increases in the income taxes appor-
tioned to the county.
“These disbursements can be some-
what inaccurate,” Jones said of a reported
16 percent increase in the amount of income
tax revenues the county collected. “That
would mean residents had an income in-
crease of about 15 percent and I don’t think
they would tell you that has happened.”
She said commissioners would re-
main fexible with their fund balance, but
because no commissioners brought up the
land preservation issue, she doesn’t hold out
much hope for it.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
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Local War Hero Clancy Lyall Dies
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
Clarence “Clancy” Lyall, one of the elite 101st Air-
borne Division paratroopers immortalized in books and
television who helped topple Nazi Germany has died. He
was 86 years old.
Lyall, who lived in Lexington Park, was a member of
the famed Easy Company of the 2nd Battalion in the 506th
Parachute Infantry Regiment that jumped behind German
lines into Occupied France on D-Day and fought its way
with the rest of the division to Adolf Hitler’s mountaintop
resort in Berchtesgaden just before the war ended on May
8, 1945.
Easy Company was the subject of historian Stephen
Ambrose’s book “Band of Brothers” and a cable miniseries
produced by cinema mogul Steven Spielberg of the same
name in 2001.
Another book titled “Silver Eagle” was in the works
that detailed Lyall’s life and career in the U.S. Army as a
paratrooper just before he died.
Liz Lyall, his wife, said Wednesday that the book,
completed with the help of a Belgian jour-
nalist who visited her husband several
times, would be published in September.
“It’s totally his life story from start to
fnish, I’m just sad he didn’t get to see it,”
she said of her husband.
In earlier interviews Lyall always
spoke of his military service with pride
and despite the fear he felt in combat he al-
ways expressed his desire to be a part of an
elite unit that was given the most important
tasks to accomplish.
“He wanted to go in there and handle
his business,” said his son Arthur Lyall.
“He was courageous in everything he did.”
Despite his obvious pride in his ser-
vice — his home was laden with memora-
bilia from his service in World War II and
elsewhere around the globe — he never
spoke of himself as a hero.
“He didn’t feel that way but he cer-
tainly was,” Liz said. “That was his duty
and he did it … he didn’t
feel any heroism about it.”
Clancy was born in
Orange, Texas in 1925,
moved to Pennsylvania in
1939 and joined the U.S.
Army in 1942 and com-
pleted Airborne training
in 1943.
He was assigned to
what would become the
legendary Easy Company
of the of the 506th PIR in
May of 1944.
Lyall gave a written
timeline of his service
on the Internet, detailing
parachuting into Nor-
mandy on D-Day and all
through the war.
“I landed two miles
from St. Marie-Eglise,
where I
landed in
a tree. I was so heavily loaded with equip-
ment my good friend Jim Campbell had to
cut me down,” Lyall wrote on the ww2air- website.
He later took part in Operation Mar-
ket Garden, what would be a failed attempt
to route the Nazis from Holland and punch
into Germany to end the war.
“September 18-19, liberated Eind-
hoven, then waited for the British, but they
were quite late,” he wrote. “A young P.A.N.
(Dutch resistance) boy of 14 or less came to
Mike Massoconni and myself and started
to show us where the Germans were in the
houses. We then proceeded to clear out the
houses and captured about six Germans.”
Lyall went on to fght in the pivotal
Battle of the Bulge at Bastogne in France
and later the occupation of Germany where
they saw the horrors of a concentration
camp they liberated in Bavaria, he wrote.
Lyall also served in the Korean War as well as an advi-
sor to the French Foreign Legion in Vietnam, then known as
Indochina, where they were besieged under heavy artillery
fre by the Vietnamese communists.
The battle of Dien Bien Phu was the fnal great battle
the French colonial army there fought and led to their being
routed from the country, ushering in a communist North
Clancy wrote that he conducted intelligence and patrol
operations to aid the French and left two weeks before the
position fell to the communists.
His wife said he often told that story and of his har-
rowing escape.
“He foated down the river on his back to escape all the
incoming fre,” his wife Liz said. “When he got to a bank he
was chased by a farmer with a pitchfork.”
Lyall continued to fght for veterans here at home in
his later years and served on House Minority Whip Steny
Hoyer’s Veterans Affairs Committee.
Lyall had been deeply critical of the way veterans were
receiving poor care at military hospitals upon returning
from the war zone several years ago and made sure Hoyer
knew about it.
“He’d call him [Hoyer] at midnight if necessary,” Liz
said of her husband.
Clancy was also a member of many veterans’ organi-
zations as well as a past president of the Ridge Lions Club.
When in public he often wore a hat that denoted his
service and his rank of master sergeant.
He had six children and seven grandchildren.
“We just love him and miss him already but he’s at
peace now which is what we all want for him,” Arthur said.
During a 2007 interview, Clancy Lyall shows his service ribbons, rank
and commendations from his service in World War II and Korea.
Above, he points to the M-1 Garand battle rife he used in combat in
World War II from the D-Day invasion onward.
Lyall as a paratrooper
Thursday, March 22, 2012
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By Guy Leonard
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When it comes to accountability and integrity for
Maryland’s executive, legislative and judicial branches,
as well as ethical procurement policies and disclosure
of lobbying activities, Maryland ranks 40 out of all 50
states in terms of its ability to withstand corruption, ac-
cording to a study from the group State Integrity Inves-
tigation (SII).
SII rated the state overall with a “D-minus” in
terms of government integrity; the study gave the state
an “F” for providing the public access to information,
accountability for the governor’s offce, managing of
state pensions and insurance commissions and legisla-
tive accountability.
The only bright spots in the ranking were political
fnancing and the state budget process with a “C” and
“C-minus” respectively.
“It’s not good, it’s not something to be proud of,”
said Todd Eberly, a political science professor at St.
Mary’s College of Maryland. “It speaks to a need for
Repeated reports from the state’s Offce of Legisla-
tive Audits regarding shaky procurement practices for
millions of dollars at State Highway Administration, as
well as many others detailing problems in other agencies
have also gone unheeded, the SII study stated.
“In Maryland’s clubby capitol, there’s little trans-
parency, procurement policies are Byzantine and audit
results are often ignored,” the report reads.
An egregious example was that of State Sen. Ulyss-
es Currie, who was hit with a federal corruption indict-
ment for not disclosing the fact that he received money
from Shoppers Food Warehouse while actively support-
ing legislation that benefted that company.
The reforms lawmakers are considering in response
to the Currie affair would only make more transparent
the fact that legislators receive money in such fashion,
but does nothing to stem the fow of the dollars.
“If you want to improve public trust just ban it,” Eb-
erly said of the practice.
The report also detailed instances where an employ-
ee of the governor’s offce left service there only to be
rehired by a company seeking guaranteed contracts for
offshore wind energy.
The report called this the “revolving door.”
“In Maryland, the distance between government
and the private sector is slim indeed,” wrote freelance
journalist Christian Bourge in a lengthy addendum to
the study.
Eberly said there is little incentive in Annapolis to
change the ethical situation because it benefts too many
“It is harmful in that it embarrasses the state, it
shows that Maryland continues to lag in cleaning up that
image,” he said. “It’s a one party thing, it’s about protect-
ing the establishment.”
Christopher Summers, director of the Maryland
Public Policy Institute, said Maryland’s history is “lit-
tered” with public offcials who had benefted from
questionable deals.
“It’s no surprise to me where Maryland stands,”
Summers told The County Times. “It’s almost seen as a
way for public offcials to advance their careers.”
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capitol, there’s little
transparency, procurement
policies are Byzantine
and audit results are
often ignored.”
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Calvert Dems and
Republicans Exactly Equal
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
In the days leading up to the voter reg-
istration deadline March 13, some Republi-
cans in Calvert County believed they would
overtake Democrats as the party with the
largest number of voters, but by March 19
the numbers were dead even at 22,665 reg-
istrants for each party.
Unaffliated voters counted for 10,229
of all the registrants in the county.
Staff at the Calvert County Board of
Elections said the dead heat was unexpected.
“It’s a tie,” said Mike Rawlings, a board
of elections worker. “It’s a long shot.”
Rawlings said Democrats held the lead
in Calvert by just a handful of votes, with
the difference closing fast.
Frank McCabe, chair of the Calvert
Republican Central Committee, said he be-
lieved the GOP would once again gain a ma-
jority the same as it did in 2003 and 2004.
“I’m confdent when they reopen regis-
tration … we’ll have a lead,” McCabe said.
“It just seems incredible [the tie] given the
size of the numbers.”
He lamented the fact that he and other
Calvert GOP members would have to pro-
vide dinner as part of a friendly bet for their
counterparts in St. Mary’s County, which
just turned majority Republican last week
for the frst time in generations.
“And I’ve got to get up at the [state
GOP] convention and say nice things about
St. Mary’s County, which won’t be hard to
do,” McCabe said.
Todd Eberly, professor of political sci-
ence at St. Mary’s College of Maryland,
said that Calvert had often been a reliable
voting block for Republicans in presidential
elections and that the increase in GOP vot-
ers was an indication of what was happen-
ing in St. Mary’s and other rural counties in
Since the Democratic party here was
changing from a state-based, big tent party
to one that was much more liberal in ide-
ology matching more the national party,
moderate and conservative Democrats are
leaving in large numbers.
“It is a Republican county and the reg-
istration is just starting to show that,” Eberly
Calls to the Calvert Democratic Cen-
tral Committee were unreturned as of press
Thursday, March 22, 2012
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By Carrie Munn
Staff Writer
While the St. Mary’s Alcohol Bever-
age Board deals mainly with applications
and violations at their monthly meetings,
on March 8, Thomas McKay, President of
McKay’s Food Stores, asked for feedback
on a planned project.
A new concept for the local business’
Hollywood-Leonardtown Road location
would consist of a liquor store with a vastly
expanded variety of wine, liquor and beer,
a restaurant, offering restaurant quality and
variety foods for dining-in or carry-out, and
a wine bar, featuring self-serve dispensers,
explained McKay.
For the concept to come to fruition,
the store will seek to reduce the size of an
existing premise-wide license, while add-
ing a second restaurant license. Concerned
the board may be unfamiliar with such an
establishment, and hoping to get feedback
prior to offcially submitting the applica-
tion, McKay said this unusual approach
will enable his company to more thorough-
ly address concerns ahead of time.
“There’s really nothing nearby to com-
pare it to directly,” he said, adding he thinks
this hybrid plan will be well received in
Southern Maryland.
A plan for how to improve upon the
Hollywood store has been a long time in
the works, McKay said. The company had
planned to combine the location with the
Wildewood store, but when the liquor board
denied the transfer of the liquor license
last August, they went back to the draw-
ing board. The following month, Hurricane
Irene dealt the Hollywood store another
blow, causing a loss of inventory and dam-
age to an already aging building.
“The idea of simply continuing busi-
ness as usual didn’t make any sense …
we hadn’t planned to do that anyway,” he
“The location had really outlived it’s
useful life as a conventional supermarket,”
McKay said, explaining years of research
and market studies led the company to de-
velop a three-in-one type of offering that
makes the most of the location.
The restaurant will be a bistro-style
with a wide variety of freshly prepared food
options, like Asian and southwestern cui-
sine, McKay said.
He pointed to the trend of more and
more individuals and families dining out
and the growing popularity of wine as a
dinner drink in the U.S.
“People don’t mind paying $15 or $25
for a bottle of wine, but they prefer to know
whether they like it or not,” he said.
The wine dispensers will allow cus-
tomers to try a variety of wines for a small
amount of money and then purchase the
one most pleasing to their palate right at the
same location.
He said he hopes to offer local wine
varieties and something “defnitely unique
to the area.”
“We’ve had to take some risks, but we
really had to,” McKay said, commenting
that moving ahead with this outside-the-
box concept plan is out of a desire to get the
store re-opened and aim for success. “If the
liquor board’s decision is adverse, it’s going
to have signifcant impact on our plans and
our progress to date.”
“It will serve the community in a way
it’s really not being served today, and hope-
fully the board will consider that,” McKay
The company anticipates moving for-
ward to applying for the change to the lo-
cation’s existing, grandfathered license and
new restaurant class license in May.
McKay’s Hopes New Concept Will Revive
Hollywood Store
By Carrie Munn
Staff Writer
Last week, the St. Mary’s County
Commissioners made a statement, allo-
cating $80.6 million out of the requested
$82.6 million for the public schools’ FY13
Superintendent of St. Mary’s County
Public Schools Michael Martirano told
The County Times on Wednesday he was
pleased but surprised with the announce-
ment, remarking, “they’ve never done that
during my tenure.”
“I’m very appreciative of how the
commissioners have handled it, because
they’ve taken out all the drama and com-
munity angst,” he said.
Martirano said in comparing this time
last year with the present, “it’s like two dif-
ferent worlds.” He said while there is about
a $2 million shortfall, he’s happy to be re-
ceiving “above and beyond maintenance of
The county appropriated just more
than $77 million to schools during the last
budget cycle.
By being up front, stating where the
county’s revenues and fund balance are at,
and addressing the Other Post-Employment
Benefts (OPEB) and the seemingly immi-
nent state-mandated teacher pension shift,
with a $4.1 million set-aside, the commis-
sioners have allowed the school system to
move forward with union negotiations and
making internal adjustments as needed, the
superintendent explained.
“The community has made the case
that education is a priority and the com-
missioners have listened,” Martirano said.
“We have a new set of commission-
ers who want to do business different,” he
stated, adding their “pragmatic approach”
is enabling a much less strenuous budget
process for both parties.
Martirano said his top priority is to
see that teachers, who have gone without
cost of living raises for three years, are
taken care of. Effective teachers, he said,
are the most excellent resource we can put
in front of our children.
During discussion at last week’s bud-
get work session, Commissioner Dan Mor-
ris suggested a member of the board, or at
least a county representative, should sit in
on teacher negotiations. “There’s no one in
the room that signs the check,” he said.
Even though he didn’t get the full re-
quested amount, Martirano said he remains
optimistic that “this year is turning out to
be a very good year for education and I’m
going to celebrate that.”
While he understands variables may
come down the line beyond the commis-
sioners’ control, he said, they have, in good
faith, given he and his staff solid numbers
to work with, putting them far ahead of
where they were at this point last year.
“We’ve worked very hard on com-
munications [between the two boards],”
Martirano said. That work may have paid
off and the superintendent said things may
continue to look up as additional formula-
based funds from the state are anticipated,
as St. Mary’s growth shows no signs of
“Right now, we’re in good shape,”
Martirano said, adding the commissioners
“have made me, my staff and our children
very happy with this action.”
Early Action Eases
School Budget Tension
McKay’s store on Hollywood Road.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
11 The County Times
By Corrin M. Howe
Staff Writer
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no longer wear all their hats, ac-
cording to Karen Schatz, owner
of Virtually With You. There-
fore, Virtual Assistants may be
the way to increase their produc-
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and works on Internet marketing
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“I don’t have to know it
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team consists of an assistant who
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two VAs who live in Colorado.
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they have to provide work space,
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equipment, according to Schatz.
When a small business
owner is considering hiring a
VA, Schatz has some advice.
“It’s a different kind of
working relationship. It’s not an
employer to employee.” There-
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and experience are important.
While certifcation is not re-
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have specialized training, Schatz
said it is good to ask. She went
through the AssistU course.
“That much training and
professional development makes
them that much better.”
Virtual Assistants can hold
CPVA (Certifed Professional
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help but don’t know what they
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like bookkeeping. Con-
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that aren’t hard to do, but
take a lot of time. VAs
are also great for areas of
small business that need
developing, like social
Schatz said that a
VA should be a long term
relationship. Both the
owner and VA should
understand each other’s
short, mid and long term
goals and how they can
help one another.
Her philosophy is
similar to the one taught
at AssistU which reads,
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that the services can be
performed at a distance,
but rather that the services being
performed are administrative
in scale and scope, and are pro-
vided with the desire to support
the client across the board, not
with just one specifc function or
task, no matter how ongoing that
might be.”
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550-3138 or go to her website at
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
12 The County Times
Joseph Birch, Sr., 54
C l a u d e
“Joe” Birch,
Sr., 54 of
Lexi ngt on
Park, MD
died March
12, 2012 at
Ho s p i t a l
B o r n
J a n u a r y
15, 1958 in
Le o n a r d -
town, MD, he was the husband of Bertie
(Taylor) Birch whom he married on No-
vember 9, 1985.
Joe attended Little Flower School
and was a graduate of Great Mills High
School. He worked for a long time as a
John Deere tractor mechanic, a self-em-
ployed contractor and builder, and fnally
as a Supervisor in Facilities Maintenance
at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Joe
was a Master Craftsman with the ability
to build or fx anything. He enjoyed gar-
dening, collecting coins and brass, spend-
ing time with his family, and watching
black and white movies with his grand-
daughter. He could often be seen riding
his tractor with Amaya, his granddaugh-
ter in his lap. After passing, Joe donated
his corneas, as being an organ donor was
something that was incredibly important
to him. Please sign up to become an or-
gan donor today.
Joe is survived by his wife, Bertie
(Taylor) Birch, his three children, Katlyn
Birch of Lexington Park, MD, Joanna M.
Birch of Brooklyn, MD, and Joseph C.
Birch, Jr. of Ridge, MD, fve grandchil-
dren, his parents, Raymond T. Birch, Sr.
and Ada (Stone) Birch of Mechanicsville,
MD, his siblings, Tom Ray Birch of Lou-
isville, KY, Randy Birch of Champain,
VA, Gayle Dean of Mechanicsville, MD,
Judy Free of Clements, MD, Lou Lou
Pulliam of Virginia Beach, VA, Cheryl
Rogers of Bardstown, KY and Janet Jen-
kins of Gates, NC. He was preceded in
death by his brother, Louis T. Birch.
Family received friends for Joe’s Life
Celebration on Friday, March 16, 2012
in St. Cecilia’s Church, 47950 Matta-
pony Road, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686.
Prayers were recited. A Mass of Chris-
tian Burial was celebrated by Father Scott
Woods on Saturday, March 17, 2012. In-
terment followed in Trinity Episcopal
Cemetery, 47477 Trinity Church Road,
St. Mary’s City, MD 20686.
Serving as pallbearers were Randy
Birch, Tom Ray Birch, Frank Taylor, Sr.,
Bob Taylor, Dave Taylor, Bernie Taylor,
Vlad Reznik and Brian Tarleton.
Memorial contributions may be
made to the Ridge Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment, P.O. Box 520, Ridge, MD 20680
or the Washington Hospital Center, Cor-
onary Care Unit, 110 Irving Street, NW,
East Bldg. 1001, Washington, DC 20010.
Condolences to the family may be
made at
Arrangements by the Brinsfeld Fu-
neral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
John Boothby, 85
John Herbert Boothby, 85 of Dowell,
MD died March 11, 2012 at his residence.
Born September 4, 1926 in Wash-
ington, DC, he was the son of the late
Roswell Boothby and Eva (Hollidge)
John was the owner of Atlantic Print-
ing Company. He was a veteran of the
United States Air Force. John enjoyed
golf and sailing and was a Redskins Fan.
John is survived by his daughter,
June Lee Boothby of Taos, NM, two
grandchildren, one great-grandchild and
his longtime companion, Donna C. Sheri-
dan of Dowell, MD.
Family received friends for John’s
Life Celebration Memorial on Saturday,
March 17, 2012 at the Brinsfeld Funeral
Condolences to the family may be
made at
Arrangements by the Brinsfeld Fu-
neral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
Charles Corbin, 75
“ C h a r l i e ”
Corbin, 75,
of Abell, MD
died at his
residence in
Abell, MD.
Born July
11, 1936 in
DC he was
the son of
the late Vir-
ginia Grimes
and George
Corbin. Mr.
Corbin. Mr. Corbin was the loving hus-
band of Audrey Lucille Coffren Corbin
whom he married in Forestville, MD in
October, 1955, and she preceded him in
death in August 2005.
Mr. Corbin is survived by a son
Charles Mark Corbin (Sheila) of Abell,
MD., grandchildren: Randy Corbin,
Dixie Corbin, Megan Riley, Richard
Barnes, Kenith Corbin, Jr., great grand-
children: Zakk Austin Corbin, Jacob
Charles Corbin, Gabriel Lee Riley, and
special friend Elizabeth Graves.
The family will receive friends on
Thursday, March 22, 2012 in the Mat-
tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel
from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. with prayers being
recited at 7 p.m. with a Funeral Service
on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 10 a.m.
with Rev. Gregory Syler offciating. In-
terment will follow in Washington Na-
tional Cemetery, Suitland, MD.
Contributions made in memory of
Charles “Charlie” William Corbin may
be made to the 7th District Optimist
Club P.O. Box 53, Bushwood, MD.
To leave a condolence for the family
please visit
Arrangements provided by the Mat-
tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A,
Leonardtown, MD.
Clarence Odell
“Clancy” Lyall, 86
Clarence Odell “Clancy” Lyall, 86 of
Lexington Park, MD died March 19, 2012
at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Born October 14, 1925 in Orange,
TX, he was the son of the late Arthur Ed-
ward Lyall and Beulah (Mitchell) Lyall.
Clancy is survived by his wife Isa-
bel (Dasilva) Lyall; his children, Wayne
Lyall (Gloria) of Round Rock, TX, Linda
Fitzgerald (Tommy) of Brooksville, FL,
Tonia J. Gibson of Lexington Park, MD,
Roy C. Adams of Supply, NC, and Ar-
thur E. Lyall (Julie) of Great Mills, MD;
grandchildren, Valerie Lyall, Danielle
Gibson, Chelsea Gibson, Cody Gibson,
Mason Lyall, Sydney Lyall, Christina
Adams, Faith Adams Helms; and great-
grandchild Dylan Beaver. In addition
to his parents, Clancy was preceded in
death by his son, Ronald Lyall.
Clancy enlisted into the Army in
1942. He was assigned to the Second Bat-
talion, 506 Regiment, 101st. Airborne
Division. After fghting in Normandy he
was assigned to Easy Company in Ald-
bourne, England in 1944. In Holland he
was involved in the liberation of Eind-
hoven. On March 15, 1945, the 101st. Air-
borne Division received the Presidential
Unit Citation. This was the frst citation
given to an entire division. In November
1945, Easy Company, was de-activated,
and Clancy was honorably discharged.
He re-enlisted and was reassigned to B
Company 508th Parachute Infantry Regi-
ment, 82nd. Airborne Division in Frank-
furt, Germany. In 1950 he was assigned
to the 187th. Parachute Infantry Regi-
mental Combat Team. In 1955, he was as-
signed to E Company, 506th. Para Infan-
try Regiment, 101st. Airborne Division.
During his military career he made four
combat jumps and earned 25 decorations
and citations that include the European-
African-Middle Eastern Campaign Med-
al w/3 Bronze Service Stars and a Bronze
Arrowhead, American Campaign Medal,
Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Med-
al, Purple Heart, World War II Victory
Medal and Belgian Fourragere. After his
military career ended, Clancy was heavi-
ly involved in local organizations. He was
the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2632
Commander, American Legion Post 255
Vice President, Lions Club (Ridge) Presi-
dent, President of Veterans of the Battle
of the Bulge; and a member of the 40/8’s,
Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled
American Veterans, Fraternal Order of
Police and Southern Maryland Veteran’s
Advisory Board.
Family will receive friends for Clan-
cy’s Life Celebration on Friday, March
23, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in
the Brinsfeld Funeral Home, 22955 Hol-
lywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00
p.m. with Bishop Joseph Dobson offciat-
ing. Interment will be on Saturday, March
24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Evergreen Me-
morial Gardens, Lexington Park, MD.
Memorial contributions may be
made to the Wounded Warrior Project,
4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jackson-
ville, FL 32256.
Condolences to the family may be
made at
Catherine Mattingly, 56
C a t h -
e r i n e
“ C a t h y ”
Ann Mat-
tingly, 56,
of Abell,
Ma r yl a nd
died March
15, 2012 at
the Hospice
House of
St. Mary’s.
Born on
October 7,
1955 in Cle-
ments, Maryland, she was the daughter
of the late John W. (Buck) & Alice Marie
(Suite) Quade.
She graduated from Chopticon High
School and several years later married
her high school sweetheart, Ronnie. She
was a homemaker and enjoyed spending
her time with her children and grand-
daughter and enjoyed working for the
Post Offce for 12 years. She loved tak-
ing care of her home and cooking and
spending time with her family and many,
many friends, but most of all she loved
She is survived by her husband of
38 years, Ronnie Mattingly of Abell;
her sons; Chris (Michelle), and Greg
Mattingly; and granddaughter Kylee.
Her siblings; Janice Marie Quade Abell
(Alfred), John W. Quade, Jr. (Lucy),
George B. Quade (Pam), Raymond E.
Quade (Angel), Deborah L. Quade Far-
rell (Gary). She is also survived by her
precious golden retriever, Maggie.
The family received friends on Sun-
day, March 18, 2012 in the Mattingley-
Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown,
MD. A Mass of Christian burial will be
celebrated on Monday, March 19, 2012
in Holy Angels Catholic Church Av-
enue, MD., with Rev. Michael Tietjen
Pallbearers were; T.V. Long, Gilbert
Murphy, Johnny Butterfeld, Bernie Ow-
ens, Bill Cullins, and David Cullins.
Honorary Pallbearers were; Tommy
Bowles, Stevie Lawrence, and Members
of the 7th District Optimist Club.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box
625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and/ or
the Seventh District Rescue Squad, P.O.
Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609.
James Moore, 71
J a me s
R. “Jim”
M o o r e ,
71, passed
away March
13, 2012 at
his home in
MD. Jim
was born
J a n u a r y
29, 1941 in
Largo, MD
to George
C. and Ha-
zel L. (Binger) Moore. He graduated
Thursday, March 22, 2012
13 The County Times
“Caring is Our Business”
26325 Point Lookout Road • Leonardtown, MD 20650
Charles Memorial Gardens, Inc.
Perpetual Care Cemetery
Granite & Bronze
Monuments & Engraving
Pet Cemetery and Memorials
from Frederick Sasscer High School in
1959. He was employed by Washington
Art Glass, where he was a stained glass
artist for eighteen years, working on
church stained glass windows including
the National Cathedral in Washington
D.C. and the Mormon Temple in Silver
Spring, MD. He later worked for the
Prince George’s County Board of Edu-
cation as a glass technician, retiring in
September 2003. He was also a lifelong
farmer. In his leisure time Jim was an
avid softball player and won many state
championships. He loved hunting, fshing
and spending time with his grandchildren
and great-grandchildren.
Jim was preceded in death by his
parents, a son Virgil Anthony Moore,
a step daughter Pamela Crandell and
brothers George and Tommy Moore. He
is survived by his devoted wife of 26
years, Sandra Parks Moore; sons Maurice
Moore and wife Ellisa of Bushwood, MD,
and Ronald Moore of Washington, D.C.;
a daughter Wendy Cramer and husband
Joseph of Lothian, MD; step daughters
Patricia Couto and husband Wayne of
Prince Frederick, MD and Bonnie Love-
lady and husband Randy of Easton, MD.
Also surviving are eleven grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren. Jim is
survived by his brothers Eddie, Robert,
Kenny, Donnie, Paul and Stevie Moore
and sisters Regina Atkins, Ann Wade and
Doris Gee, and by his former wife Eliza-
beth Jean Gribble of French Creek, WV.
Family and friends were received
Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Rausch
Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony
Lane, Owings, MD. A funeral service
and celebration of Jim’s life was held on
Friday, March 16, 2012 at St. James’ Par-
ish, 5757 Solomons Island Rd, Lothian,
MD. Interment in the parish cemetery
was private. In lieu of fowers, the fam-
ily requests that you consider making a
donation to St. James’ Parish, 5757 Solo-
mons Island Road, Lothian, MD 20711 or
Hospice of the Chesapeake, 455 Defense
Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401. F o r
information visit www.RauschFuneral-
Dorothy Morgan, 94
Do r o -
thy Fowler
Morgan, 94,
of Mechan-
icsville died
peacef ul ly
on March
16, 2012,
a t t e n d e d
by her lov-
ing fam-
ily. Born
February 2,
1918 in Cal-
vert Coun-
ty, MD, she was the daughter of the late
Fayette and Lydia (Lottie) Fowler.
She graduated from Prince Freder-
ick High School in 1934. She lived her
life dedicated to God and her family. She
was preceded in death by her husband Al-
fred Morgan, whom she married on No-
vember 2, 1935.
She is survived by seven children;
Bernard Morgan (Eleanor), Gloria West-
fall, Osborne Morgan, Sue Wood (Mi-
chael), Ida Kaminetz (Marvin), Teressa
Quade (Joe), Jeannie Carey (Bill), 25
grandchildren, 43 Great-grandchildren,
13 great-great grandchildren, and two
siblings, Joe and Raymond Fowler. Pre-
ceded in death by 12 siblings; Kathleen
Taylor, Wilfred Fowler, Wilson Fowler,
Virgie Parman, Virginia Fowler, Marie
Suite, Thelma Dresser, Mildred Lyon,
Bertha Fowler, Fayetter Fowler, Frances
Swartze, and Sadie Blake. Dorothy en-
joyed; reading, sewing, swimming, crab-
bing, playing cards, but most of all she
enjoyed her vegetable garden. Always
offering whatever she had to whoever
came to visit her.
The family received friends on Mon-
day, March 19, 2012 with prayers in the
Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home,
Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service
was held on March 20, 2012 in All Faith
Episcopal Church in Mechanicsville,
MD. with Fr. Jeff Price offciating, which
Dorothy attended for over 76 years. Inter-
ment followed in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Alfred Morgan,
Rodney Westfall, Douglas Morgan, Jim
Gray, Dene Wood, and Lenny Quade.
Honorary Pallbearers were Marie More-
land, Gail Wilt, Margie Williams, Pau-
line Morgan, Heather Tippett, April Kas-
tor, and Jill Forrest.
Memorial contributions may be
made to the Mechanicsville Vol. Rescue
Squad Auxiliary, P.O. Box 552 Mechan-
icsville, MD 20659, Mechanicsville Vol.
Fire Department, P.O. Box 37, Mechan-
icsville, MD 20659, and/or Calvert Hos-
pice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD
Arrangements provided by the Mat-
tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A,
Leonardtown, MD.
Edgar Parks, 94
E d -
gar Leach
P a r k s ,
94, of St.
M a r y ' s
City, MD
died March
14, 2012
at home.
Born July
24, 1917, in
North Bay
O n t a r i o ,
Canada, he
was the son
of the late
George Morden Parks and Georginda
(Houldsworth) Parks.
Ed worked as a reporter in Canada
where he met his wife and soul mate of
68 years, the late Elsie (McIntosh) Parks.
They immigrated to New Bedford, Mas-
sachusetts shortly after World War II
where he worked as a professional boat
builder until he opened his own photog-
raphy studio. In 1949, Ed became the
editor and general manager of a small
town newspaper in Wareham, MA.
From there, he went on to work in elec-
tronics for the printing industry, frst in
service and later in sales. With only a
high school education, Ed was promoted
to manage his company's operations in
Holland. Following a two-year stint in
Europe, he returned to Long Island, NY,
where he worked as a vice president and
sales manager for a Division of Siemens
until his retirement.
A lifelong sailor and boat builder,
Ed completed construction of a 40 ft.
sailboat in 1964, which has sailed around
the world and is still cruising the Cali-
fornia coast today. Moving to St. Mary's
County in 1968, Ed and Elsie cruised the
Chesapeake Bay and down to Florida and
the Bahamas in various sail and power
boats. He fnally gave up boating in 2005
at the age of 88.
Edgar is survived by his son, Greig
Parks and daughter in law, Tricia Parks of
Dameron, MD and his daughter, Shelly
Boyleston, of Hickory, NC and four
grandchildren, Cory Parks, Haylie Parks,
Missy Brewer, Becky Von Osinski and
three great grandchildren.
Services will be private.
Memorial Contributions may be
made to the Ridge Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment, P.O. Box 520, Ridge, MD 20680 or
the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O.
Box 456, Ridge, MD 20680.
Condolences to the family may be
made at
Carlos Pages-Rosa, 83
Carlos Juan Pages-Rosa, 83, of Lex-
ington Park, MD, died March 18, 2012, at
St. Mary's Hospital.
Born February 15, 1929, in Ponce,
Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late
Heriberto Pages and Isolina Rosa.
He was a graduate of The University
of Puerto Rico, receiving a Bachelor's of
Science Degree in Industrial Arts. Dur-
ing his college years, he was a member
of the ROTC Program, and enlisted in
the U.S. Army immediately after gradu-
ation. He proudly served 29 years before
Upon his college graduation, he
married the love of his life, Felicita Per-
ez. Together with their four children, they
traveled extensively abroad and through-
out the United States.
Mr. Pages-Rosa was well known for
being a wonderful singer. He had a great
love for all music but especially Spanish
music. He enjoyed spending time work-
ing in his garden and being with his chil-
dren and grandchildren. He is survived
by 3 children, Felicita Murray (Jeff) of
Manhattan, Kansas; Yvonne Hunt (Jim)
of Lexington Park, MD; Orlando Pages
(Cindy) of Phoenix, Arizona; and 3 sis-
ters, 4 brothers, 14 grandchildren, 6
great grandchildren and many nieces and
In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by his wife, Felicita
Pages-Perez and his son, Carlos Pages.
All services are private.
Condolences to the family may be
made at
Arrangements by the Brinsfeld Fu-
neral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
14 The County Times
Spotlight On
By Carrie Munn
Staff Writer
Lynne Morgan Smoot has been
building up the arts program in St. Mary’s
County Public Schools for the last dozen
years, but said she’s ready to retire, reopen
her music studio and spend more time
with children and grandchildren.
As the Supervisor of Fine Arts,
Smoot helped develop the Superinten-
dent’s Gallery, the fne arts summer camp
and took the county from 3 to 13 all-coun-
ty music groups.
“I love my job,” Smoot said. “The
arts are my life, since I was a child and
until I go to the grave, I hope to stay active
in the arts as long as I live.”
Smoot spent 30 years in the Prince
George’s and St. Mary’s county pub-
lic school classrooms, starting the local
strings program in 1997, teaching in eight
schools her frst year in the county.
When her youngest son was a senior
in high school, she took on the supervi-
sory position, working directly with about
100 teachers developing lesson plans, and
recently, focusing on implementing assessment standards.
Providing students with music programs from pre-K
through 12th grade, K through 12 visual arts and theater in the
high schools is no easy task, Smoot said, adding that more and
more the arts are being benefcially integrated into the learning
program. She said she’d seen many students progress in their
pursuit of arts studies from the elementary to the high school
level. “It gives many kids a reason to come to school and do
well,” she said.
She’s worked hard to spotlight kids’
achievements throughout the years and
said, “Almost anywhere you go in the
county this month there is artwork on
display [in honor of national youth art
Smoot also shared that, while un-
usual, the Board of Education has allowed
some overlap time for her to train her suc-
cessor on the many, many “spokes” to the
job, indicative of just how much this par-
ticular supervisory position entails.
Laurel Dietz, who has spent her en-
tire 12-year teaching career in St. Mary’s,
was appointed to fll the role earlier this
She said, upon receiving the news,
“I was extremely excited and really hum-
bled that they had entrusted me with this
Dietz came to the area by way of a
military dad and got involved in march-
ing band and became the choral accom-
panist at Leonardtown High School. She
headed to St. Mary’s College of Maryland
as a biology major, but swiftly changed
that her freshman year, subsequently
earning a bachelor’s in music education and, later, a master’s in
educational leadership from Towson.
For the last year-and-a-half of college, she said, she flled
in long-term as the choral director at Leonardtown High. “I fell
into it and ended up doing it as a career.”
“I’m looking forward to jumping in and getting my hands
dirty,” Dietz said. She has worked with Smoot for the past 12
years and has worked as a teacher leader for the elementary
music teachers. She said she’s looking most forward to letting
other teachers teach her and learning more about visual arts, as
it is most unfamiliar to her.
For several years, Dietz has worked with fourth- and ffth-
graders after school on a musical theatre production. Her last
project, before joining Smoot in the central offces will be a
“Broadway Beat” show with the kids at Evergreen Elementary
March 28 and 29.
Dietz said, “The most bittersweet part is leaving the kids,
but I keep telling myself that I have this opportunity to affect
many more kids through this position.”
“The whole business of education is changing across the
board, and I think that people in supervisory positions who
handle the development of curriculum and observation of the
teachers really need to be thinking about how we take what we
have and we learn how to adapt it to these new ways that we’re
fnding out education works,” she said.
Smoot said she is pleased with Dietz’ appointment. “She
has the same passion for music and for the arts
that I do … and she has the vision to take what I
have built to a new level.”
St. Mary’s Schools Superintendent Mi-
chael Martirano told the The County Times that
he is sad to lose Smoot, as he has a great deal of
professional and personal respect for her, but at
the same time wishes her well in other endeav-
ors. “No matter what I have asked her to do, she
has risen to the occasion,” he said, adding even
with budget constraints and minimal staff sup-
port, she and the talented fne arts teachers have
built a phenomenal program.
He said he looks forward to Dietz taking
on the challenging position and has intention-
ally tried to smooth the transition for this com-
plex role.
“We’re extremely committed to the arts,”
Martirano said, explaining that not once in the
diffcult past three years have the arts been con-
sidered for funding cuts. “As soon as you start
cutting the arts, you start hurting kids.”
Esperanza Middle School student Anna Staats creates a 360-degree image of her-
self using one of 40 unique interactive stations at the MathAlive! exhibit at the Smith-
sonian in D.C. She was one of many St. Mary’s County middle schoolers to visit the
5,000-square-foot, STEM-based exhibit sponsored by Raytheon Company in early
March. The exhibit remains open to the public until June 3.
‘don’t u luv me’
Changing of the Guards
For Schools’ Fine Arts
By Carrie Munn
Staff Writer
Last week, several community forces joined
together to bring an important message to the
youth of St. Mary’s County. With two productions
of a play called “don’t u luv me” at each of the
county’s public high schools and a public perfor-
mance last Thursday evening, College of Southern
Maryland’s Cause Theater delivered the message
of building healthy relationships and avoiding the
high-risk, high-tech dating dangers they may face
Norma Pipkin, former chair of the county’s
Commission for Women (CFW) said over the
last couple years of helping with outreach about
healthy relationships at various community events,
she had been approached by several mothers who
shared concerns about their teenaged daughters’
abusive relationships or “sexting” incidents.
More and more of these concerns came to
light around the same time University of Virginia
student, Yeardley Love, was murdered by an ex-
boyfriend, Pipkin said, and it became a goal of hers
and the CFW to get information to young people.
She said the topic was not included in the schools’
curriculum, but upon contacting the schools, an
idea was forged.
In March, she and other member of the CFW
caught the one-act drama “don’t u luv me” at
CSM’s Leonardtown campus and thought it would
be a wonderful way to bring the issues to light.
With Theater Director Keith Hight and the
schools’ safety and security director Michael Wy-
ant on board, and grant funding from the Kristin
Mitchell Foundation, an organization that aims to
provide education about and prevention of abusive
dating relationships, the idea came to fruition.
“I think it really did resonate with the kids,”
Pipkin said, adding the text-based delivery pres-
ents the issue “in their language.” She said princi-
pals were eager to host the show prior to the prom
and the CFW and yet another partner, Walden Si-
erra Group, were on hand to provide information
and counseling services following the play.
Hight agreed and added, “Theatre is such a
powerful way to present important issues.”
Superintendent Michael Martirano said he
was thrilled with the show, adding that while it
was a little hard to watch, it was raising awareness
about dating violence. He said he was now hearing
requests for the show to be offered to 11th and 12th
grade students, since it was so well-received in the
other grades, and said he has talked with Hight
about future Cause Theater performances address-
ing the hot-button topic of diversity.
Performed by teen and community troupes
across the country, in response to the growing is-
sue of dating violence, Hight explained “don’t u
luv me” centers around an unhealthy relationship
between a freshman girl and a senior boy that pro-
gressively worsens to the point of violence, and
is based around the social media and tech-based
modes of communication that have become ubiq-
uitous in youth culture today.
Taking it a step further, copies of the play
were supplied to freshman English teachers, and
students will be reading, discussing and complet-
ing assignments on the work.
“We feel like, at the very minimum, a seed
has been planted and we hope and pray that some-
one will be protected after having seen it,” Pipkin
Lynne Morgan Smoot
Photos By Carrie Munn
Laurel Dietz
Thursday, March 22, 2012
15 The County Times
Thursday, March 22, 2012
16 The County Times
Metal Detectors Unearth Hidden History
By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer
What do a frefghter, a guy who works in the post of-
fce and a Boeing employee have in common? In the South-
ern Maryland Artifact Recovery Team (SMART) all three
can be found working to uncover buried treasures.
You don’t need to travel to exotic locations with a
bunch of expensive equipment to fnd buried treasure. The
men and women with SMART, based in Prince Frederick,
are fnding things right in Southern Maryland with nothing
more than their metal detectors and shovels.
During one of their most recent gatherings, a group of
about 10 SMART members went to a site in Chaptico with
signifcance to the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and
the Civil War. The group had the permission of property
owner Jim Wilt. During their outing, the group found such
items as a 1903 Barber Quarter minted in New Orleans, belt
buckles and bullets.
Hunters sweep their metal detectors just over the
ground, listening to the beeps and using the readout on
the detectors to determine what the metal is. On some ma-
chines, different metal compositions have different tones,
and normally detectors can tell a person approximately how
deep the metal is.
SMART has been around for more than 13 years, “in
different stages,” SMART President Clarence “Bunker”
Hill said.
He said when the detector fnds something “it’s like a
scratch off. You know you’ve got something, but you don’t
know what.”
Individuals normally have to dig deep to fnd older
items. Leonard Valley, a SMART member from Lexington
Park who has been metal detecting since 1978, said the rule
of thumb is one inch down equals one year. This theory can
become corrupted in areas where clearing and construction
has occurred because the disturbance of the earth brings
older items higher. During last weekend’s hunt, one detector
found a modern soda can six inches deep.
Another thing that can interfere with metal detectors
are power lines. SMART member Jesse Ashbey said the
electromagnetic interference can lead to false readings and
play havoc with the metal detectors.
Once the detector has found an item and the hunter
pinpoints a general area, they dig out a plug of earth to go
through. Ashbey said, ideally, the plug is dug so it can be
replaced with only a little ring of earth to show the ground
has been disturbed, though some people are better at that
tactic than others. Once the plug is dug, hunters use pin-
pointers (small hand-held detectors) to search the dirt and
the hole to fnd the item.
Valley said sometimes a person is lucky enough to
fnd the item at the very end of the plug, but more often it
requires a little searching. Occasionally, a piece can be so
small and corroded that it is nearly impossible to fnd, even
with a pinpointer.
Members try to leave sites cleaner than they fnd
them, which includes picking up litter and removing soda
cans and bottle caps they dig up rather than just leaving the
junk where it lies.
Hill said the policy is that the members don’t metal
detect on private property without permission. It is also
prohibited to detect on state property, though the county
government hasn’t prohibited them from going out on
county-owned property.
The members of SMART don’t just use their metal
detectors for personal gain. Hill said members were out re-
cently scouring a local beach in search of a lost wedding
ring. The members have also been contacted to search a
stretch of Flat Iron Road for another lost wedding band.
Hill said the second ring was lost when the man’s fancée
threw the ring out the car window during an argument, and
the owner wants it back.
Hill said they have also worked with police in the past
to locate items people have thrown from windows during
chases or when being pulled over. He said the service is
one SMART performs free of charge to give back to
their community.
Ashbey said he’s been metal detecting for six
years, “on and off,” and said he likes seeing really old
things come out of the ground.
“Modern day treasure hunting, I suppose is a
way you could put it,” Ashbey said.
He said an interesting fact is that gold rings and
bottle caps look the same to a metal detector, and the
only way to fnd out what you have is to dig it up.
“You kind of have to dig up everything to get
anything good,” Ashbey said.
The things they dig up can be as worthless as
an old bit of wire or as valuable as a golden wedding
ring with 13 diamonds, which Hill said he found in
Virginia Beach, after a frustrating afternoon of hunt-
ing and coming up with nothing but junk.
Valley said the best time to metal detect on
beaches is right after a hurricane, when all sorts of
things get washed up on the shore.
Some things, like jewelry not claimed by the
owner, Hill said he keeps in a box at home as souve-
nirs. The wedding band is among those keepsakes.
Other things, like coins, he said he sells and uses to-
ward the purchase of equipment.
“It’s one of the few hobbies I know that pays for
itself,” Hill said.
One of his frst metal detectors was a gift from
his wife, which he said he still has, along with the
more sophisticated detectors and coils, the part that
goes on the end of the detector. Like many other
metal detectors, Hill said he doesn’t go on vacation
without taking his metal detector. He said his wife
jokes that he packs his detector even before his un-
derwear, to which he responds that he needs some-
thing to pack around it to keep it safe.
Metal detectors can cost anywhere from $100
to $5,000.
In addition to combing beaches and land, metal
detectors can be used when prospecting for gold, which Hill
has done in Seattle. In addition to digging up items, he said
he has also left “buried treasure” in places he has visited
with a note telling the fnder the treasure is theirs to keep,
but asking they let him know when they fnd the treasure.
He said some of the fnders have contacted him, but until
they do he doesn’t know if a treasure has been found or if
the fnder just didn’t contact him.
Hill also makes metal detecting a family activity. Each
of his three daughters have metal detectors, and they have
all gone out together and found items.
Some people only hunt for certain items, like rings or
coins. They can even set their detectors to ignore every-
thing but the specifc metals they are looking for. Ken Kirk,
a three-year member of SMART, said he’s a “coin shooter,”
and focuses his searches primarily on coins, and has found
some dating back to the 1700s. He said it is surprising what
a person can fnd, and where. One time, he said he found a
brand new 2010 penny in the middle of the woods, far from
the normal fow of traffc.
Floyd Lynch, a Prince Frederick member of SMART
who has been using metal detectors since the early 1970s,
said he enjoys researching his fnds and has always been
interested in history.
Lynch said he has found coins from the 1500s, and a
golden thimble from the 1700s. He doesn’t typically hunt
on land. He said he prefers to hunt in the water. The only
differences in the types of hunting, he said, is he uses a long
handled scoop for the sand and a foating sift.
Some individuals are bitten by the metal detecting bug
early in life. Hill said a friend of his family in Iowa had “an
old Garret metal detector” that he used to search a sunken
steamboat in the Mississippi River. Hill said watching his
friend work, and fnd items like a golden ring, got him in-
terested in the hobby.
People interested in learning more about metal detect-
ing, or to seek help locating something lost, can attend the
monthly meetings in Prince Frederick in the Elk’s Lodge
located at 1015 Dares Beach Road at 7 p.m.
The next meeting will be April 2. Individuals can also
contact Hill directly at 636-299-2599 or www.treasure-
Photos By John Douglass
Jesse Ashbey scours a hill for early-American artifacts.
Leonard Valley had the fnd of the day with a 1903 Barber Quarter.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
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I recently attended a School Board candidate fo-
rum, held by the NAACP and the Center for Democ-
racy at St. Mary’s College, on March 13.
One of the issues stated was the oversized class-
es. All of the candidates seemed to have strong opin-
ions of this subject, including the two current board
As a seventh grade honors student at Spring
Ridge Middle School, I personally know what it is like
to be in an oversized class. I fnd it crowded, cramped,
and harder to learn with 25 to 30 students in a class. I
also know this isn’t a new issue; oversized classes have
been a problem since I was probably in kindergarten.
My question is, if the candidates feel so strongly
about this issue, why haven’t the current members re-
solved it yet?
Even though I’m only 12, I believe it is time to
have new voices in offce. The school board needs
to hear new ideas that will resolve oversized classes
and other issues, such as how to help children who are
economically disadvantaged to do their best. These
problems have been known for a while, yet the current
board members haven’t been able to fx them.
If you want to ask a candidate a question, or sim-
ply just want to hear their ideas, I strongly suggest that
you attend the public forums. I would like you to make
an informed decision about who’s on the school board,
because I’m the one being affected by the choices of
whom you elect.
Caitlin McDaniel
Lexington Park, MD
On March 13, the St. Mary’s County Bar Associa-
tion’s membership voted to release the following statement
in reference to the current judicial election:
“The Saint Mary's County Bar Association joins the
Maryland State Bar Association in taking the position that
a properly vetted, sitting Circuit Court judge should not be
subject to election.”
The St. Mary’s County Bar Association is a volun-
tary organization whose active membership is made up of
attorneys and other legal professionals who practice law
in St. Mary’s County, or who reside in St. Mary’s County.
The practitioners come from a variety of areas of practice,
and represent a wide range of experience and a multitude
of backgrounds.
Eric Brennan, President
St. Mary’s County Bar Association
By Cindy Jones
St. Mary’s County Commissioner, District 1
On Dec. 13, 2011 the report of the Inde-
pendent Auditor for FY 2011 was presented
to the Board of County Commissioners.
Among the many fgures presented that day
was the $30.1 million unassigned fund bal-
ance as of June 30, 2011.
An unassigned fund balance is funding
with” no strings attached” as it is not desig-
nated for a specifc purpose.
What makes up this fund balance?
• Carry-forward from Prior Years
• Income Tax Distributions
• Sheriff’s Department Expenses Be-
low Budget
• Emergency Reserves and Stabiliza-
tion Funds Not Used
• Vacancies, Turn-over and Elimina-
tion of Positions
• Other
The carry-forward from prior years
equals $12.654 million, much of it from re-
curring sources. One important consider-
ation is that the expenditure of these funds
be sustainable. In this fscal environment,
I don’t think it’s advisable to start new pro-
grams or expand current ones unless we’re
sure we’ll have the revenue to support the
operational costs in the out years.
The remaining items represent vari-
ances over/under FY 2011. The largest by
far is the $11.984 million income tax distri-
bution. The state collects income tax from
every county and places it in one big pot. It
distributes the tax to the counties by a for-
mula. Experience shows that the formula is
not always accurate. Sometimes the distri-
bution is high, other times it is low. This one
appears to be high. For the formula to be ac-
curate, St. Mary’s County households would
need to be averaging about a 15% increase
in income. I think most people agree that
current incomes are much fatter than that.
In order to compensate for an over distribu-
tion, future distributions will be lower. It’s
probably best not to count on spending this
entire “windfall.”
The Other category is made up of hun-
dreds of little items. Think of it as sweeping
up the kitchen foor. The total from sweep-
ing up the accounts at the end of the year is
$2.817 million.
The Sheriff returned $1.29 million
from his budget last year.
Unused moneys in emergency reserves
and revenue stabilization funds totaled
Changes in personnel expenses due to
vacancies, turnover and eliminating posi-
tions amounted to $670,000.
When these categories are added the
total is a $ 30.156 million unassigned fund
A fund balance can be a wonderful
beneft to citizens. In a time of fscal uncer-
tainty, it allows leaders to maintain fexibil-
ity. If properly managed, a fund balance can
extend over a number of years to provide a
safety net in the event of unknown expenses.
Currently, there are a number of pro-
posals and programs which entail signif-
cant costs to counties - a state pension shift,
Maintenance of Effort law changes, Plan-
Maryland implementation, an EPA “waters
of the U. S.” defnition change and Water-
shed Implementation Plan. Some of these
costs are known and others are unknown.
I endorse a prudent approach to the use
of these funds, viewing the county’s unas-
signed fund balance as a safety net to be
managed wisely, rather than an amount of
revenue over expenses to be spent today with
little or no regard for the needs of tomorrow.
I can’t help but feel abandoned once again by the legisla-
tive process the State of Maryland employed to seek passage
of the Marriage Equality Bill.
Political subterfuge would be an understatement. It was
a ruse the equivalent of ‘I voted for it before I voted against
it’, or ‘I voted against it before I voted for it’ or ‘I supported
it even though I didn’t like it so I avoided the vote process all
This is the representation afforded the constituents
of District 29 B, and indeed the entire state, recently in the
Maryland House of Delegates.
The reason as stated by Delegate John Bohanan for this
legislative game of dodge ball was he wants the Marriage
Equality bill to be settled by the will of the people in a refer-
endum vote.
Obviously, this will make its way to the referendum
if enough people are willing to sign a petition. How could
Delegate Bohanan not remember the last petition effort in
When it appeared the petition would obtain enough sig-
natures to move the Undocumented Student Tuition Reduc-
tion Bill to referendum, it was widely reported that the entire
list of petition signers would be given to CASA DE Maryland.
Once on the ballot, the bill would pass or fail by the only
acceptable method; secret vote. How secret can it be if thou-
sands of voters’ names, who are predisposed to the failure of
the bill, are given to an organization that is impassioned with
its passage?
I fnd myself at the same point of approximately one year
ago when ominous signals were received that speaking up on
an issue can open you up to ridicule for nothing more than
requesting your voice be heard.
To attempt to subvert a legislative process by these
means and methods is a pernicious assault on the rights and
freedoms of all Americans on both sides of any issue.
Gary Ferko
Lexington Park, MD
School Board
Needs New Blood
Bar Association Says Citizens
Shouldn’t Vote for Judge
‘I Voted Against it Before I Voted For it’
Review of St. Mary’s County’s
$30.1M Fund Balance
Thursday, March 22, 2012
19 The County Times
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And heirs, devisees, personal representatives and executors, administrators, grantees, assigns or succes-
sors in right, title, interest, and any and all persons having or claiming to have any interest in the property
and premises situate in the County of St. Mary’s
In The Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County
Case No: 18-C-12-000261
The object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the follow-
ing property in the State of Maryland, County of St. Mary’s, sold by the Collector of Taxes for the County
of St. Mary’s and the State of Maryland to the plaintiff in this proceeding:
46648 Midway Drive Lexington Park, MD 20653.
The Complaint states, among other things, that the amounts necessary for redemption have not
been paid, although more than six (6) months from the date of sale has expired.
It is thereupon this 23
day of February 2012, by the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County;
ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion of a copy of this Order in The County Times
Newspaper having a general circulation in St. Mary’s County, once a week for three successive weeks on
or before the 30
day of April, 2012, warning all persons interested in the said properties to be and appear
in this Court by the 30
day of April 2012, and redeem the Property, and answer the Complaint, or there-
after a fnal judgment will be rendered foreclosing all rights of redemption in this Property and vesting in
the Plaintiff a title, free and clear of all encumbrances.
Joan W. Williams
Clerk of the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County, Maryland
A Judge Should be
I have watched with interest the race for the Circuit Court
Judgeship in St. Mary’s County.
The candidates Judge Dave Densford and Joseph Stanalonis
both have good backgrounds. I have seen both in court many times
over the past 10 years and feel that both know the law. However I
feel that Judge Densford has the upper hand because of his varied
Judge Densford has done many civil cases (which Circuit
Court mainly does) as well as being appointed special prosecutor,
and of course defense attorney; while Joe Stanalonis has only been
an Assistant State’s Attorney for his career and a very passionate
one I might add.
As a judge, I am afraid that Joe would be a crusader Judge
more interested in making laws rather than judging the cases based
on merit.
I feel that a judge needs to be impartial and not following an
agenda. Judge Densford will be able to decide cases on their merit,
and not let anyone else’s agenda come into play.
James S. Moore
Chaptico, MD
GOP Endorsement of
Judge Was Above-Board
Apparently a few people are disappointed by the Republican Cen-
tral Committee’s endorsement of Joe Stanalonis for Circuit Court Judge.
It is the endeavor of the Central Committee to reach out to the citi-
zens of St. Mary’s County in a positive manner. Therefore some mis-
conceptions about involvement in a non-partisan race need clarifcation.
Maryland Rules require a Circuit Court Judge to run for election af-
ter being appointed. A political appointment should never overshadow
the will of the people. Obviously the appointment gives the candidate
a boost, but he must stand before the people and win an election. The
Republican Central Committee believes this is a commendable process.
As with any election we reserve the option to comment on any name
that appears on a Republican Ballot. We are bound by rules that prohibit
us from involvement in contested Republican primary elections. In this
judge race there is no Republican candidate. Both are Democrats, thus
allowing our involvement.
The Republican Central Committee encourages comments both for
or against any political issue. I recommend anyone interested in such
matters to attend a committee meeting. I also encourage participation
in the St. Mary’s Republican Club and the Republican Women of St.
Mary’s. Your participation will be greatly appreciated. Further infor-
mation is available at
Samuel T. Haynie, St. Mary’s Republican
Central Committee member
Lexington Park, MD
I must say I found the letter to the editor from Ms. Anne Allen concerning current federal employees both
interesting and somewhat amusing.
So, Ms. Allen retired from the federal government, but she now says the current working Federal em-
ployees are overpaid, have cushy jobs, job security etc. and evidently she didn’t. I don’t understand that. What
makes it more amusing is that Ms. Allen is on the lucrative “old system” of the CSRS, where retirees can make
up to 80 percent of their salary at retirement for the rest of their lives. How sweet would that be? So, I can
understand why we’re not hearing any whining from Ms. Allen.
As for me, I’m a current working federal employee, not lucky enough to be on the lucrative CSRS retire-
ment plan that Ms. Allen is and that was discontinued decades ago because it was so lucrative. And in fact,
many retires on the CSRS system make more in retirement than many, if not most, of the federal employees
who get up and go into work day after day. As a federal employee on the “new system,” FERS, as the major-
ity of the current federal employees are, I have to rely on Social Security as my major source of retirement
income, and we all know how scary that is.
And, as far as job security, evidently Ms. Allen has never heard of the A-76 program that has cost thou-
sands of Federal employees their “secure” jobs.
If Ms. Allen thinks it’s just fne that current Federal employees should continue to get their salaries frozen
in the name of gnawing down national debt, I would like to think that she would want to offer up a portion of
her lucrative retirement to also assist. I fgure that due to all of the salary freezes over the last few years, I’m
short 20 percent of what my income would’ve been. Ms. Allen, would you be willing to offer that portion of
your federal retirement for an indefnite time to help the cause?
Also, as far as contractors being over worked and under paid, that’s a perfect example of not being able
to put everyone into one bin. I know contractors with less education and experience than I have making tons
more money, being fown around the country on vacations, being bought dinners with unlimited budgets, etc.
Along those lines, as a result of all the pay freezes etc., many of our best federal employees are jumping
ship and going to work for the contractors. That should concern the American people that they are losing the
best of the best to keep your government running in addition to losing the critical corporate knowledge.
Connie Dunkerson
North Beach, MD
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
20 The County Times
By Carrie Munn
Staff Writer
With March marking Women’s History Month, the
St. Mary’s County Commission for Women (CFW) will
honor one local lady who has long been helping shape
the course of local history.
At the group’s annual banquet, founding member
of the CFW and active community volunteer Everlyn
Holland will be acknowledged with the 2012 Lifetime
Achievement Award.
Holland told The County Times her involvement in
the community was inspired by her mother, who was in-
volved in Citizens for Progress, and her husband, whose
philosophy of being an active participant in society
had the couple engaged in many educational and racial
equality initiatives and committees.
“We’re just community people … I think you have
to be. You can’t not be involved,” Holland stated.
Living by that philosophy, Holland’s days were
surely busy. A licensed practical nurse, she worked for
St. Mary’s Hospital for over 30 years in addition to rais-
ing three children with her husband, who passed away in
1988. But she made time to actively volunteer on boards,
tackling controversial topics during a tumultuous time.
“Over the years, I’ve belonged to many, many orga-
nizations and boards, and many women’s and education
focused groups,” she said.
Holland recalls her and her husband’s work dur-
ing the integration of schools, which she said was not
a smooth process in St. Mary’s County. Still serving on
the Education Committee of the NAACP, she said recent
conversations on the achievement gap and diversity in
the public schools, “is like 1965, 1967 redux.”
She explained that the same discussions about Afri-
can-American teachers not being attracted to St. Mary’s
and the implementation of a position to specifcally deal
with diversity are rehashings of what occurred decades
“It’s gotten and is getting better,” Holland said,
“But while many people think that battle’s already been
fought and settled, it’s a fght for every generation.”
Holland was also instrumental in the election of the
county’s frst African-American sheriff, Joe Lee Somer-
ville, and has served on the Library Board for many
Holland explained that her work was driven by the
fact that she wanted better than what she had for those
around her and the desire to see and affect positive
change and progress in society.
“I have certainly voiced my opinion in many
arenas,” she said, “and sometimes not to everybody’s
Holland said she’s appreciative of receiving this
year’s award, only the third of its kind, adding she’s
in good company with two other previous wonderful
award-winners and friends who have impacted the com-
munity, Viola Gardner and Dottie Barclift.
Former CFW Chair Norma Pipkin said, “I hope
when I ‘grow up’ I can be just like her.” Pipkin said she
has watched Holland be effective on big projects and
has seen her volunteer her time to take a young, single
mother to a job interview. “She does whatever it takes…
but she’s humble and just quietly works away at doing
the right thing for our community.”
“Honoring her is long overdue,” Pipkin added.
“It’s all been worthwhile,” Holland said. “When I
look back, what I can say is, in my public life I have no
She’s also pleased that such a ceremony celebrates
other outstanding women, as they will also announce the
Woman of the Year and Woman of Tomorrow award re-
cipients at the CFW’s banquet on Thursday, March 22.
“There are just too many people and too many is-
sues to do nothing,” Holland said. “I’m appreciative,
these days, of anyone that makes a difference, gives their
time and their effort to a community project of any type,
regardless of their race or gender.”
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
21 The County Times

In Entertainment
March 22
Live Music: “Dave
DB McMillan’s (23415
Three Notch Road,
California) – 7 p.m.
Friday, March 23
Live Music: “Don
Hole In the Wall Tav-
ern (24702 Sotterley
Road, Hollywood) –
8:30 p.m.
Live Music: “The
Justin Crenshaw
Rustic River Bar and
Grill (40874 Mer-
chants Lane, Leonard-
town) – 8 p.m.
March 24
Live Music: “The
Sam Grow Band”
Dew Drop Inn (23966
Mervell Dean Road,
Hollywood) – 6 p.m.
Live Music: “Kara-
oke Night w/Dean
OCI Pub (45413 Light-
house Road, Piney
Point) – 8 p.m.
Live Music: “Pound-
ing Sand”
Hole In the Wall Tav-
ern (24702 Sotterley
Road, Hollywood) – 9
Live Music: “Thrill
and Car 54”
Hotel Charles (15110
Burnt Store Road,
Hughesville) – 9 p.m.
Live Music: “Dylan
Island Bar and Crab
House (16810 Piney
Point Rd., Piney Point)
– 7:30 p.m.
Live Music: “Four of
a Kind”
Cryer’s Back Road
Inn (22094 Newtowne
Neck Road, Leonard-
town) – 9 p.m.
Live Music: “Kara-
oke Contest w/ Scar-
let Plus”
Gridiron Grill (20855
Callaway Village
Way, Callaway) – 7:30
Live Music: “Gretch-
en Richie- Jazz After
Hours w/ Dancing”
Cafe Des Artistes
(41655 Fenwick Street,
Leonardtown) – 7:30
Live Music: “Ren-
egade Band”
Toot’s Bar (23971
Mervell Dean Road,
Hollywood) - 8:30
Live Music: “Don’t
Call Me Shirley”
Big Dogs Paradise
(28765 Three Notch
Road, Mechanicsville)
– 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 25
The California
Cryer’s Back Road
Inn (22094 Newtowne
Neck Road, Leonard-
town) – 3 p.m.
Maryland Day at the
Port of Leonardtown
Winery (23190 New-
towne Neck Road,
Leonardtown) - Noon
Monday, March 26
Open Mic Night
Rustic River Bar and
Grill (40874 Mer-
chants Lane, Leonard-
town) – 5 p.m.
‘80’s Karaoke
Toot’s Bar (23971
Mervell Dean Road,
Hollywood) – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27
Live Music: “Sam
Grow Acoustic”
Big Dogs Paradise
(28765 Three Notch
Road, Mechanicsville)
– 8 p.m.
March 28
R & B Linedancing
House of Dance
(24620 Three Notch
Road, Suite 101, Hol-
lywood) - 6 p.m.
Open Mic w/ Mike
Toot’s Bar (23971
Mervell Dean Road,
Hollywood) – 7:30
By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer
Organizers are looking for artists of all types to popu-
late the inaugural North Beach Art Fair, starting May 25.
Wheel Clothing Store owner Celia Molofsky has been
a driving force behind getting the Calvert Art Fair initiative
off the ground, working with local offcials in North Beach
to make it happen this summer. She said the idea is one that
has been mentioned a few times in the past, but when the
farmers market was expanded last year, she saw the idea
could really work.
“It was festive, it was fun, it was an evening out,”
Molofsky said.
This year, the farmer’s market will be shrinking back
down to it’s normal location on 5th Street, and the art fair
will be taking over 7th Street on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m.
To ensure the quality of the art for sale, Molofsky is
asking that juried artists apply to be in the fair. She said
the goal is to sell wares that are high quality, not mass-pro-
duced items.
“It’s not a yard sale,” Molofsky said.
For artists who are interested and whose work would
ft the bill, Molofsky said she is willing to help them start
the process of being juried by their peers.
Molofsky said her vision is that “the street will be full
of artists.” Already she said she is “beginning to get bom-
barded by artists” wanting more information.
Molofsky said the art fair is open to all interested art-
ists, not just those from Southern Maryland. She said she is
hoping the art fair will help to make North Beach a destina-
tion area, and bring in tourist traffc, benefting both the
community and the artists.
Molofsky received permission in mid-March to go
ahead with the project, and has been given a month to get
the fair off the ground. She said she hopes she won’t have
any trouble flling the 50 to 60 spaces in the fair from week
to week. She is working with the Calvert Art Council, Art
Works, CalvART and other groups to get the word out.
“I personally think it’s a great idea,” said local acrylic
and watercolor artist Peggy Hovermale. She said she has
every intention to sign up for the frst art fair.
Artists interested in participating don’t have to worry
about the time commitment – Molofsky said the spaces are
frst come, frst served and artists can come out as often as
they have time to do so, even if it’s only once or twice per
Sue Page, a local glass artist, said she’s planning to
be involved. She said Molofsky approached her about par-
ticipating in the fair a couple months ago “and I said, but
of course.”
She said she’s excited to see a venue where quality
art will be sold, and sees the North Beach and Chesapeake
Beach area as a great venue, and believes the fair will bring
attention to them.
“It absolutely will bring people here,” Page said.
For more information, stop into The Wheel Clothing
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
22 The County Times

PHONE: 301-475-5150 • FAX: 301-475-6909
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
County pros-
ecutors have in-
dicted a Dameron
man for allegedly
having illicit sex-
ual relations with
two young girls,
one 11 and the
other 15 years old.
Ac c o r d i n g
to the Bureau of
Criminal Investi-
gations detectives began inves-
tigating allegations of Cary Mi-
chael Anderson’s sexual relations
with the two girls who were unre-
lated to him Feb. 27 that are said
to have continued over a two-year
The results of the investiga-
tion led to detectives arresting
Anderson, 32, on Tuesday and
charging him with one count of
second-degree rape, two counts of
second-degree sex offense, seven
counts of third-degree sex offense
and one count of
continuing course
of sexual miscon-
duct with a minor.
A s s i s t a n t
State’s Attorney
Joseph Stanalonis
said Anderson was
indicted in Circuit
Court and sub-
sequently served
with the warrant.
Police report-
ed that Anderson
was currently in-
carcerated at the county detention
center on a no bond status.
One of the alleged offenses
took place after Anderson had ab-
sconded from the county deten-
tion center on another sentence,
Stanalonis said.
“One incident occurred
while he was in an escape status,”
Stanalonis said. “He was harbor-
ing the young lady and she was
reported as a runaway.”
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
Detectives are searching for a man
who robbed the Burchmart convenience
store at the intersection of Route 235 and
Hollywood Road early Wednesday.
The robbery took place at 4:22 a.m.,
police said, when an unknown black male
entered the store and demanded an undis-
closed amount of money.
The suspect is shown in security cam-
era footage as wearing a blue and white
striped shirt and a red baseball cap.
The unidentifed male is said to op-
erate either an early model, gold-colored
Oldsmobile or a Buick passenger vehicle.
According to one store employee the
establishment opens at 4 a.m. each morning.
Capt. Terry Black, commander of the
criminal investigative division, said that
detectives are following up leads as they
become available, but it appeared that the
suspect had carefully picked his target by
robbing the store just 22 minutes after it
“It indicates he had done some surveil-
lance prior to the robbery,” Black said.
Anyone with information regard-
ing the robbery can call Tfc. Leo Nims at
301-475-4200 ext.1947 or Crime Solvers at
Those with information can also text
the information to CRIMES (274637) by
entering TIP239 (847239). Tipsters can re-
main anonymous and may be eligible to re-
ceive a $1,000 reward.
Man Indicted for
Child Sex Offenses
Police Seek Convenience
Store Robber
Cary Michael Anderson
Indictment issued for 2011 fatal crash
St. Mary’s prosecutors have charged a man in the death of two women who were killed in an
automotive crash back in August.
Robert Rice Jr., 34, of Callaway, was indicted March 7 on charges of vehicular manslaughter,
hit-and-run, aggressive driving and failing to control speed to avoid a collision, police reported.
The indictment was issued as a result of an investigation into a collision that occurred on Aug.
4, 2011 on Point Lookout Road in the area of Camp Cosoma Road in Callaway. The investigation
revealed that Rice was operating a Chevrolet Silverado pick up truck and allegedly struck a Toyota
Sienna operated by Sophie Newbury, 41, of Leonardtown, on Point Lookout Road in the area of
Piney Point Road. Rice failed to stop at the collision scene and continued to travel northbound on
Point Lookout Road. Rice then struck the rear of a different Toyota Sienna operated by Dyhalma
Trudell, 54, of Leonardtown, in the area of Camp Cosoma. Rice’s vehicle then crossed the center
line and struck a Chevrolet Impala operated by Chernica Boyland, 22, of Lexington Park. Boyland
and her front seat passenger Lisa Proctor, 22, of Lexington Park, both died as a result of injuries
sustained in the collision. On March 15, Rice was arrested and served with the St. Mary's County
Grand Jury indictment. Rice was taken to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he is cur-
rently being held without bond.
Man arrested on sex abuse charges
On March 19, detectives with the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Spe-
cial Victims Unit, conducted an investigation regarding alleged sex crimes committed by Jody
Leroy Malinich, 46, of California, over the past fve years. As a result of the investigation it was
revealed Malinich had allegedly engaged in illegal sexual activity with a female minor, who was
17 at the time of the initial incident and continued the abuse for fve years, police say.
On March 20, detectives charged Malinich with second-degree sex offense, sexual abuse of a
minor and continuing course of conduct sexual abuse to a minor.
Malinich is currently being held in the St. Mary’s County Detention Center under no bond.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
23 The County Times
Thursday, March 22
• CSI: Neverland
Chopticon High School (25390 Colton Point
Road, Morganza) – 6 p.m.
Chopticon High School’s Bravehouse
Productions presents CSI: Neverland on
March 22 through March 24. Tickets are $4
for students and $6 for adults. We are very
excited about this comical production with
our director, Tracie Pisarcik.
• Zumba Fitness Classes
Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad (43256
Rescue Lane, Hollywood) – 5:45 p.m.
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:45
p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Cost is $7 per class or $25
for fve classes. Proceeds beneft Hollywood
Volunteer Rescue Squad. For information
call 301-757-2336.
Friday, March 23
• Home Spun Coffee House Open Mic
Christ Church Parish Hall (37497 Zach
Fowler Road, Chaptico) – 7 p.m.
The HomeSpun CoffeeHouse will spon-
sor an Open Mic. This is a great event with
many varieties of music and lots of friend-
ship, so if you haven’t been to an SMTMD
event before, this is a great time to start! The
doors Open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at
7:30 p.m.. The admission fee for this event is
only $5, and performers are admitted free.
Light refreshments will be provided and do-
nations are suggested. For additional infor-
mation, or to sign up to perform, please con-
tact Bob Augustine at augustinera@gmail.
Saturday, March 24
• Coupon Clipping Savings Class
Charlotte Hall Library (37600 New Market
Road, Charlotte Hall) – 1 p.m.
Everyone loves a deal and shopping
with coupons helps with securing better dis-
counts. But what if you don’t know how to
get started with coupons? Then the “Saving
with Coupons” class is just the right ticket.
The “Saving with Coupons” class, taught
by local coupon celebrity, Kimberly Pepper-
Hoctor (aka,
will be held at the Charlotte Hall Library
at 1pm. The class will explain the benefts
of couponing, give a realistic view on how
to use coupons, provide the pros and cons
of Extreme Couponing, give tips on how to
get started, and provide strategies on how to
make the most of your coupons. Pepper-Hoc-
tor, a 30-year coupon veteran who has been
featured in many national and international
publications such as Washington Post, BBC
News, and various radio and TV shows, will
also be hosting a small meeting of advanced
couponers after the class to coordinate a
Coupon Shop-Off - a donation collection
event involving advance couponers shopping
for food to donate to the SOMD Food Bank.
The class is free of charge, but space is lim-
ited and RSVPs are advisable.
• The 7:30 Club
(28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville)
– 7 p.m.
The 7:30 Club is providing kids a posi-
tive alternative from the streets. The 7:30
Club offers an exciting, encouraging choice
to our youth over negative options that are
available that could impact their futures in a
negative way. Our purpose is to impact their
futures in a positive way, promoting positive
relationships and activities as these individu-
als go through arguably the most dangerous
and infuential period in their lives. Open
to young people ages 13 and over. Artists
featured this month ate Everyday Sunday,
All Things New, Nate Feuerstein and Grant
Woell. For more information, call 240-925-
6058 or visit
• Indoor Flea Market
St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds (42455 Fair-
grounds Road Leonardtown) – 8 a.m.
St. Mary’s County Fair Association is
having an indoor Flea Market at the Fair-
grounds from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. All ven-
dors and Crafters are welcome. An 8X10
space with 1 table may be rented for $20.
For information, or to reserve a space, call
Sunday, March 25
• Chesapeake Community Chorus Con-
cert: Music for the Spring
Saint Nicholas Lutheran Church (1450 Plum
Point Road, Huntingtown) – 5 p.m.
The concert will feature contemporary,
gospel, classical Christian and secular music
by John Rutter, Mary McDonald, Samuel
Ward, Phillip Bliss, Peter Choplin, and oth-
ers. The concert’s special guest will be
Mother Goose, who will introduce fve of her
nursery rhymes for the chorus to sing as well
as the famous story of ‘The Tortoise and the
Hare’. Other songs will include: ‘America the
Beautiful, and ‘Down to the River to Pray’. A
free-will offering will be taken to support the
Calvert Hospice House. The Chorus is a vol-
unteer group of thirty singers in its 9th sea-
son giving concerts for the beneft of chari-
ties in Calvert County. The chorus has raised
over $51,000 for these charities.
For more information, contact Director
Larry W. Brown at 301-855-7477 or e-mail
Monday, March 26
• Genealogical Society Meeting
Leonardtown Library (23250 Hollywood
Road, Leonardtown) – 7 p.m.
The St. Mary’s Genealogical Society
is holding their next meeting at the Leon-
ardtown Library. The public is invited and
admission is free. The subject of the meeting
is “Bounty-Land Records at NARA.” The
speaker is Claire Bettag. Refreshments will
be served. Contact Loranna Gray at 301 373-
8458 or Peg Richardson at 410 326-4435 for
directions or information.
Tuesday, March 27
• Community Alcohol Coalition Meeting
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Health Con-
nections Outpatient Pavilion (25500 Point
Lookout Road, Leonardtown) – 6 p.m.
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in partner-
ship with the St. Mary’s County Depart-
ment of Aging and Human Services have
formed a community coalition focusing
on local youth alcohol use, binge drink-
ing and alcohol related auto accidents. The
Community Alcohol Coalition (CAC) is
comprised of a comprehensive team of area
organizations and stakeholders who are ad-
dressing aspects of alcohol use as it affects
youth in St. Mary’s County. Community
members encouraged to attend.
• Swing into Spring
Calvert Elks Lodge 2620 (1015 Dares
Beach Road, Prince Frederick) – 7 p.m.
The Adult Day Care of Calvert Coun-
ty is pleased to announce the 2nd annual
“Swing Into Spring” fundraiser featur-
ing the Chesapeake Swing Band. Join us
for a fun evening as we enjoy the sounds
of the big band era and beyond! Each $20
ticket includes admission, hot and cold
hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, chance for a
door prize, and an evening of live music for
dancers, non-dancers and music lovers! All
proceeds are to beneft the Adult Day Care
of Calvert County, a non-proft organization
in Prince Frederick that provides compas-
sionate services to frail elderly and disabled
adults, including those suffering from ad-
vanced dementia. For tickets, call 410-535-
0133 or email director@adcofcalvertcounty.
Wednesday, March 28
• Mid-Week Lenten Services
Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church ( 9463
HG Trueman Road, Lusby) – 7 p.m.
Mid-Week Lenten Services will be held
every Wednesday in March from 7-8 p.m.
For more information call 410-231-2075 or
Thursday, March 29
• Caucasian Chalk Circle
Three Notch Theatre (21744 South Coral
Drive, Lexington Park) – 3:30 p.m.
Eighteen actors will take on almost 70
roles in this intense, tragic, funny and beauti-
ful tale of wisdom and humanity. There will
be singing, dancing, magic and romance.
The Newtowne Players will perform
“The Caucasian Chalk Circle” Thursdays
through Sundays until April 1. Thursday,
Friday and Saturday performances start at 8
p.m.; Sunday shows begin at 3:30 p.m. Tick-
ets are $15 for adults and $12 for students,
senior citizens and the military. Thursday
shows are $10 general admission. Reserva-
tions are recommended. Please make reser-
vations for the show by calling 301-737-5447
or visiting
Friday, March 30
• Lenten Fish Fry
Our Lady of the Wayside’s Loretto Hall
(37575 Chaptico Road, Chaptico)- 5 p.m.
Our Lady of the Wayside will hold a
Lenten Fish Fry. Prices are $12 for adults, $6
for children 6-12 and children 5 and under
are free. The menu will include fried fsh,
French fries, green beans, coleslaw, rolls,
iced tea and desserts. For additional infor-
mation contact Brenda Russell at rsbrssll@ or 301-373-2709.
• Bunny Run Railroad
Trans Cycles (9032A Chesapeake Avenue
North Beach) – 10:30 a.m.
For the fourth year in a row, The Bunny
Run Railroad will be at Tans Cycles here
in North Beach. Day by day the display is
coming together. Pretty purple roads were
painted traversing the entire 210 sq. ft. lay-
out. This year, there will be six O-gauge
trains running, including Thomas, a “girl’s
train,” and a bright yellow Santa Fe pas-
senger train. Stop by Tans Cycles on March
30th or 31st to see the Bunny Run Railroad!
For more information, call 410-247-6619 or
Saturday, March 31
• Leprechaun Lilly’s Children’s Consign-
ment Sale
St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds (42455
Fairgrounds Road Leonardtown) – 9 a.m.
The Leprechaun Lilly’s Children’s Con-
signment Sale will be held at the fairgrounds
in Leonardtown on March 30 from 9 a.m.-8
p.m. and March 31 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. More
than 24,000 gently used children’s and ma-
ternity items will be available. Many items
remaining after the sale are donated to local
charities. Any local organization interested
in receiving items from future sales can con-
tact McConville at Mitzi@LeprechaunLil-
• All You Can Eat Fundraiser
Outback Steakhouse (23415 Three Notch
Road, California) – 11 a.m.
Mother Catherine Spalding School is
having an all-you-can-eat fundraiser at the
Outback Steakhouse. It will be buffet-style.
The meal will include steak, chicken, rice,
salad, bread and drinks. Advanced tickets
are on sale for $15. Contact the Mother Cath-
erine Spalding offce at 301-884-3165. Tick-
ets purchased at the door the day of the event
will cost $20. Children 3 and under are free.
Carry-outs will be available.
• Spring Fund Raiser
St. John’s School (43900 St. John’s Road,
Hollywood) – 8 a.m.
St. John’s School is having a Spring
Yard Sale. There will be lots of vendors,
crafters, and tables flled with yard sale
items. Bargains galore! Come fnd treasures
at low prices! All are welcome! For more
information, please contact Julie Jackson at
301-373-3999 or
or Crystal Heier at 301-672-9532 or crystal-
• Capital Steps Performance
Leonardtown High School (23995 Point
Lookout Road, Leonardtown) – 7:30 p.m.
The Capital Steps will perform at Leon-
ardtown High School. The performance will
beneft Three Oaks Center. For more infor-
mation, call 301-863-9535 for tickets and
information. Tickets are $35 in advance and
$40 at the door.
March 31, 2012
High School
7:30 P.M.
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For Tickets and Information
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
24 The County Times
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By Corrin M. Howe
Staff Writer
“I’m not the fanciest, most expen-
sive or cheapest, but on the most impor-
tant day of your life I will pronounce your
name right,” said Dave Lysinger, owner
of DJ Dave.
Although Lysinger has been in
broadcasting since he was 14-years-old,
he’s only owned his own DJ mobile ser-
vices about four years.
“My fancée thought it was a cute
hobby, but now it’s taken off,” said
DJ Dave employs three part-time
employees and one “swing” to help fll
in. They have weekly appearances in
restaurants and bars in Calvert and St.
Mary’s counties. His full service mobile
DJ company is a preferred vendor for sev-
eral organizations throughout Calvert, St.
Mary’s, Prince Georges and Anne Arun-
del counties. He offers karaoke, wed-
dings, anniversaries, birthday parties and
master of ceremony services.
A wide breadth of musical knowl-
edge, personality and professionalism set
him apart from most of the mobile DJs
operating within the county, according to
He said he’s a member of the Ameri-
can DJ Association and Calvert County
Chamber of Commerce, fully insured,
and purchases his music from organiza-
tion selling music to DJs.
“I can think of only one other DJ
in the area who can claim all but one of
these things.”
Lysinger’s broadcast career started
with a radio job while he attended the
Broadcasting Institute of Maryland,
where he graduated with a college de-
gree. He holds a license to operate a ra-
dio station, uses the best equipment, has
back-up equipment and offers some light-
ing effects. “All green – using LED.”
His company has over 30,000 tracks
available and the largest “oldies” collec-
tion in the county. “Music for 50th anni-
versaries, not Led Zeppelin,” he laughed.
When he hires a DJ, personality is his
number one consideration followed by
the DJ’s music knowledge.
It is the DJ’s responsibility to set the
tone of the event and to control the mood,
according to Lysinger. If crowd starts to
become drunk and short tempered or las-
civious, then change songs.
“The frst song sets the tone. A DJ’s
reward is the crowd’s reaction. There is
a reason why certain bars always have
fghts,” he said.
Lysinger’s early history includes
professional performances “in many
venues from the smallest to some of the
world’s largest stages including the Ken-
nedy Center, Folger Shakespeare The-
ater, Ford’s Theater and even some stints
on the Silver Screen. He has worked as
on-air talent at various radio stations in
Maryland, Deleware & DC.”
He loved radio, but “it wasn’t paying
the bills.” Also, “Radio is very fnicky.
They can fre you over your voice no lon-
ger meeting their format.”
Besides, the radio and Internet sta-
tions lack personality and the human
aspect, he said. “I became a government
contractor. It was a job, not a career.”
About six years ago he started work-
ing for a mobile DJ ser-
vice. He saved up all his
money to purchase his
own equipment and mu-
sic to set off on his own.
At the same time, he
called who he believed
was his biggest competi-
tion in the area.
“He knew who I
was,” he said.
Lysinger said his
competition is “a pro-
fessional,” and over the
years the two will refer
business back and forth
when they aren’t avail-
able. “He has given me a
lot of verbal support and
DJ Dave still works
fulltime at Record Books
in Prince Frederick ne-
gotiating art rights and
running trade shows. He
fnds the work very satis-
fying and it provides him
the benefts he needs for
his family.
The Calvert County
Chamber of Commerce
presented DJ Dave “the Best Home-
Based Business for 2011.” He was also
inducted into the Hall of Fame for the
Broadcast Institute of Maryland Associa-
tion. Both certifcates he proudly carries
around in his portfolio.
For dates and locations of his com-
pany’s Karaoke, go to www.djdavemd.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
25 The County Times
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26 The County Times
1. Admirer
7. National security
10. The frst State
12. Fallow deer
13. Flowed over completely
14. He had a golden touch
15. Blocks
16. Muslim call to prayer
17. A fashionable hotel
18. Greek god of war
19. Rended
21. Box (abbr.)
22. Severe headache
27. Common greeting
28. Reduced to submission
33. Equally
34. Briefy hold back
36. Woman (French)
37. N’Djamena is the capital
38. Not kind
39. Times past
40. Bird of the family
41. Metric linear unit
44. Father of Psychology
45. Commonly encountered
48. Swiss river
49. Heavy unglazed drapery
50. Community Relations
Offcer (abbr.)
51. Sidewalk material
1. Protoctist
2. Coat with plaster
3. Nocturnal birds of prey
4. Airforce of Great Britain
5. Before
6. Communist color
7. Partners with mamas
8. Arabian gulf & sultanate
9. Cony
10. Plunder
11. Make bigger
12. Dress up garishly
14. Gin with dry vermouth
17. Opposite of LTM
18. Feels ongoing dull pain
20. A major division of geo-
logical time
23. Unsusceptible to
24. Norwegian playwright
25. Empire State
26. Ethiopia
29. The man
30. Offcers’ Training Corps
31. Of an African desert
32. Furniture with open
35. Yeddo
36. Union general at
38. Moons of Jupiter author
40. Plant that makes gum
41. Acarine
42. University in N.
43. The quality of a given
44. WW2 female grunts
45. Licenses TV stations
46. They __
47. The 13th Hebrew letter
Puzzle Solutions from 3/8/12
Thursday, March 22, 2012
27 The County Times
By Linda Reno
Contributing Writer
During the
course of the year,
I’m sure to receive
a number of que-
ries from people
researching their
St. Mary’s County
roots. More often than not, they claim
their ancestor arrived on the Ark or Dove.
The chances are slim to none. If all of the
folks people claim were on either of those
ships, they would have sunk in the harbor
and never left England.
Others claim some family member
told them they have Indian blood. The an-
cestor is always a woman. Unless you’re a
descendant of Giles Brent and Mary Kit-
tamaquund (daughter of Emperor Tayac
of the Piscataway Indian tribe) who were
married about 1644 when she was 10, you
don’t. Yes, the picture of great-grandma
shows she had dark hair, parted in the
middle, and pulled straight back and yes
her complexion appears to be dark. She looked that
way because that was the hair style in those days
and she was dark because she worked outside in the
felds along with her husband.
One of the “later” families, if you will, were
the Tippetts. The Tippett family of St. Mary’s
County began with the arrival of Philip Tippett
some time prior to 1681. He was transported to
Maryland by Rev. John Turling (aka Tyrling), an
Episcopal minister who, that same year, was ac-
cused of “uttering mutinous and seditious words to
the people.” The contention was that he had said
it was no wonder the English were having their
throats cut as the Lord Proprietary had furnished
the Indians with powder and shot for that purpose.
Rev. Turling was shortly cleared of all charges.
In that same year, Philip Tippett married Mary
Suttle, daughter of John Suttle and Mary Curtis.
The marriage was undoubtedly performed by Rev.
Turling. They lived at “Suttle’s Range” on land
Mary had inherited
by the death of her fa-
ther in 1680 and had
at least six children
before Philip’s death
about 1706. Mary
then married second,
Thomas Rabling.
While there are
now plenty of Tippett
descendants who are
Catholic, this family
was primarily Prot-
estant. For instance,
Rev. Benjamin Tip-
pett (1768-1836) was
the frst resident
minister of St. Paul’s
Methodist Church
in Leonardtown and
his son, Zachariah H.
Tippett (1800-1886)
was also a Methodist
Like many other families, some stayed while
others moved away. Some were farmers and la-
borers, while others became doctors and lawyers.
Some were what we might scalawags, but for the
most part the Tippetts have always been fne, solid
One of Philip Tippett’s descendants was Dr.
Louis Milburn Tippett (1864-1908), son of John
Wesley Tippett and Joseph Ann Bean. He gradu-
ated from the Baltimore College of Physicians and
Surgeons in 1892. On December 27, 1899 he mar-
ried Myrtle Etienne Beal (1878-1909), daughter of
Alexander “Sandy” Beal and Lucy Ann Dunbar, at
St. Ignatius Catholic Church at St. Inigoes. Dr. Tip-
pett had a medical practice near there. He was an
Episcopalian and is buried at All Faith Episcopal
Church while Myrtle, a Catholic, is buried at St.
Michael’s Catholic Church in Ridge.
A Journey Through Time A Journey Through Time
The Chronicle
“China Roses
and Purply-gray Flowers”
By Shelby Oppermann
Contributing Writer
*** I have my toaster oven. (Thank you Terry for the oven and
for driving over from Calvert County – you’ve always been a great
friend) I never dreamt when I wrote about a little thrift store foraging
that so many kind people would offer up their extra toaster ovens to
me. I already know Mrs. Bowles is sweet and thoughtful – thank you
too. I better get started on the rest of my resin jewelry. ***
Normally I would be saying hooray for Spring; a fantastic reward
for another winter endured. But it has pretty much been Spring since
November or December. No! I’m not complaining. I welcome Spring
offcially anyway. Now I can wear my pedal pushers (Capri’s, what-
ever they are called now) and sandals and show my pearly white legs
proudly. I know white is supposed to be “out” until after Memorial
Day – if that rule of fashion even applies any more. How is “Winter
White” different from other whites anyway. Though I do know being
a framer all these years (as do paint mixers) that there are hundreds
of whites available for your pleasure and confusion. Customers come
in and say, “I’d like a white mat please.” And then they are amazed at
the subtle and sometimes drastic effects different types of white can
have on a picture. I love the subtleties of color, shade, tint, and tone.
There are times I use tint, tone, and shade in the wrong context,
but generally tint is when a color has white added, usually result-
ing in pastels, shade is any color to which black has been added,
and tones are normally the “grayed” tones like heathers that blend so
beautifully. Then there are the colors I refer to as the browny-pinks,
reddy-browns, and purply-grays, etc. Crayola should take note. To
me this classifcation system makes perfect sense.
It’s really Spring offcially for me when I switch out the display
on the lower counter of my china cabinet. Though I switched it over
a week ago, since the mostly 70 to 80 degree days have made the
cardinals in snow, and white ware a little out of place. I suppose most
women change their seasonal décor. I normally can’t wait to change
to my Bavarian China with all the beautiful hand-painted roses and
my assorted collection of pink and green depression ware. Of course
there are lots of bunny motif items mixed in for the Easter season. I
also change out all the candles to sage greens and yellows. How can
you not be happy when you have Easter and Spring colors all over
your house. The dining room table’s center display also changes with
silk hydrangea fowers placed in a crystal compote. The fowers in
that purply gray tone I love so much.
I often wonder if men require this visible change of scene for the
seasons, or if they begin to think, “Oh it’s almost time to start mow-
ing the grass again.” Or, “Should I trim back that limey-yellow Eu-
onymus shrub near the house.” Maybe. I know they are plenty of men
who enjoy the beauty of fowers and the singing of the birds. Prints
and pictures seem to be one-way men bring the coming of Spring into
their homes. I might even switch out my normally serene paintings,
prints, and photos on the wall to a livelier palette in time for Easter. I
certainly have enough antique rabbit prints.
Easter feels awfully early this year, but I am getting ready for
it now. My Mother-in-law, Shirley and I normally covered the after
church service refreshments for Easter Sunday, with many parishio-
ners bringing extra kid-friendly snacks for the Easter egg hunt in the
churchyard afterwards. I will still bake for that day with my friend
Crystal, and try to do Shirley proud. My stepdaughter, Michelle is
hoping to keep the lamb cake tradition alive if the lamb cake mold
can be found before then. There’s only one part of the tradition we are
hoping doesn’t carry on…Tidbit devouring the lamb cake.
To each Spring’s new adventures,
Please send your comments or ideas to:
of an
Louis Milburn Tippett, Courtesy, Jennie Gaus
Library items
Virtual tour of museum planned
A virtual tour of the largest African American
museum on the east coast, The Reginald F. Lewis
Museum of Maryland in downtown Baltimore, will
be conducted on Mar. 31 at Lexington Park library.
Museum staff member Lisa Crawley will delve into
the various exhibits and collections of the museum,
including those from St. Mary’s County. Deanna
Mingo, Assistant Principal, George Washington
Carver Elementary School, will share the state cur-
riculum available to teach African American his-
tory. This free program, which starts at 2 p.m., is
being co-sponsored by St. Mary’s County Branch
of NAACP, Unifed Committee for Afro-American
Contributions, and the Minority Outreach Coali-
tion. Light refreshments will be served.

Open computer lab scheduled
Leonardtown library will hold an open com-
puter lab on Mar. 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for adults.
Trained staff will be available to help with Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, eBook basics, or job
search skills. Space is limited. Registration is
Opening reception planned for artist
The public is invited to meet local artist Jane
Rowe and view her artwork at her opening recep-
tion on Mar. 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lexing-
ton Park Library Art Gallery. Her paintings are on
display through April 30.

Charlotte Hall will host Books, Coffee and
Adults are invited for coffee and engaging con-
versation at the Charlotte Hall branch on Mar. 29 at
10:30 a.m. They can share books they have read or
listened to and discover what others are reading. No
registration required.

Children’s programs planned during spring
On April 2 at 2 p.m. Charlotte Hall branch will
show a movie based on a true story about a young
dolphin which lost its tail. Lexington Park branch
will show a movie about Elmo’s journey to rescue
his lost blanket on April 3 at 11 a.m. Leonardtown
will show one about the legendary Puss in Boots on
a journey on April 5 at 2 p.m. The movies are free
and snacks are provided.
Each branch will offer crafternoons for chil-
dren ages 4-12. They can drop in between 1 p.m.
and 4 p.m. to make a spring craft. Charlotte Hall’s
will be April 3 and Leonardtown and Lexington
Park’s will be April 4. Supplies are provided.
Kids’ Karaoke fun is planned for kid’s ages
8-14 at the Leonardtown library on April 3 from
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. No registration is required.
Lexington Park will offer LEGO Fun on April
5. Children ages 3-6 can attend 11:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. and ages 3-6 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
28 The County Times
On Saturday, March 24, Maryland International Raceway
will host the Spring MIR Performance Swap Meet and Test &
Tune with time runs, grudge runs, testing, and tuning all day.
Buy, Sell or Trade, and turn those extra parts in your ga-
rage into cash, or fnd the extra parts you need at a good buy.
IHRA chassis certifcations will also be available. The event is
open to streetcars, racecars, street bikes, drag bikes, and junior
dragsters. There will also be a free $1,000 to win gambler’s race
held for E.T. bracket racers.
This is also a great opportunity for racers to settle those
grudge matches at the strip. Gates will open at 10 a.m. and the
event will be concluded at 6 p.m. The gambler’s race will start
at 3 p.m. General Admission for adults are $15, and kids 11 &
under are free. A 15' x 20' Swap Meet spot is $25 and that in-
cludes one admission. Racer entry fee is $30, and no time racer
entry fee is $40. No advance reservations needed, come to race
watch or swap.
On Sunday, March 25, MIR will host another full day Test
& Tune. Time runs, grudge runs, testing, and tuning all day
long. MIR will also have a free $1,000 to win gamblers race for
the bracket racers. So bring your grudge matches, street cars,
pro cars, bracket cars, imports, motorcycles, and Jr. Dragsters
to MIR! Gates open at 10am, eliminations begin at 3 p.m., and
the test & tune is over at 6 p.m. Admission is just $15.
For more information on these events call 301-884-RACE
or visit
Sp rts
Bowie Begins Title Defense
With Convincing Victory
Swap Meet, Test & Tunes at MIR
By Doug Watson
Contributing Writer
Brandywine’s Ben Bowie, the defending Potomac
Speedway limited late model track champion, scored a con-
vincing win in last Friday night’s season-opening 20-lap
main event.
Kevin Cooke and Sam Archer paced the feld to the
initial green fag of the event with Cooke getting the jump
at the start and blasting into the race lead. As Cooke lead,
ffth-starting Ben Bowie had worked his way to second by
the sixth lap, setting his sights on Cooke. Bowie would then
snare the top-spot from Cooke on lap-seven and go on to
lead the remainder of the race to post his 11th career limited
late model win at Potomac.
“I knew we had a good car, but I just had to be patient
getting up through there.” Bowie explained. “It’s way to
early in the season to tear the car up so I just waited until the
time was right to make my way to the front. I just want to
thank all my sponsors and crew for all their support.” Sam
Archer held on for second, Dave Adams was third, Cooke
settled for fourth and Tommy Wagner Jr. completed the top-
fve. Bowie was the heat race winner as well.
Mike Latham put on a driving clinic as he scored a
dominating victory in the 16-lap street stock feature. Kyle
Nelson took the early race lead, with Latham in tow. Nel-
son’s lead would only last two circuits as Latham took the
lead for good on lap-three and would drive off to his 23rd
career Potomac street stock feature win. “This win is for
my dad.” Latham stated. “He’s in the hospital and couldn’t
be here tonight, so this one’s for him.” In a late race rush,
Kurt Zimmerman collected runner-up honors with Nelson
hanging on for third. Barry Williams Sr. came home fourth
with Stephen Quade completing the top-fve. Heats went to
Nelson and Darren Alvey.
Jonathon Raley was victorious in another wild 15-
lap hobby stock feature. Raley, who started second, would
eventually go on to lead every lap of the event, but it was by
far not an easy win. Eighth-starting Brian Adkins and sixth-
starter John Burch battled Raley the entire distance, but to
no avail, and would settle for second and third respectively.
Jerry Deason would come home fourth with Shane Roloff
rounding out the top-fve. Heats went to Burch and Matt
In other action, defending Virginia Motor Speedway
modifed track champion Dan Arnold scored the win in the
20-lap modifed event with Ed Pope Sr. claiming the win in
the 50-lap strictly stock headliner.
Limited late models
1. Ben Bowie 2. Sam Archer 3. Dave Adams 4. Kevin
Cooke 5. Tommy Wagner Jr. 6. Ed Pope (DNS).
Street stocks
1. Mike Latham 2. Kurt Zimmerman 3. Kyle Nelson
4. Barry Williams Sr. 5. Stephen Quade 6. Darren Alvey
7. Billy farmer 8. Ricky Edmonds 9. Dale Reamy 10. Dave
McBrayer 11. Josh Williams 12. Mike Raleigh 13. Billy
Crouse (DNS) 14. Jonathon Oliver (DNS).
Hobby Stocks
1. Jonathon Raley 2. Brian Adkins 3. John Burch 4.
Jerry Deason 5. Shane Roloff 6. Robbie Gass 7. Will Nelson
8. Bud Pickeral 9. Don Breach 10. Brittany Wenk 11. Bobby
Miexsall 12. Matt Tarbox 13. Tommy Randall 14. James
Sutphin (DNS).
1. Dan Arnold 2. Chris Arnold 3. Aaron Harris 4. Bri-
an Dobie 5. Curtis Barricks 6. Rich Marks (DNS) 7. James
Sparks (DNS).
Strictly stocks
1. Ed Pope Sr. 2. Ray Bucci 3. Buddy Dunagan 4. Nabil
Guffey 5. JJ Silvious 6. Greg Morgan 7. John Hardesty 8. CJ
Pannuty 9. Dave Mosely.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
29 The County Times
Sp rts
By Ronald N. Guy Jr.
Contributing Writer
The rear-
view mirror
has great util-
ity on the open
road. In life,
though, it can
be one’s ene-
my. As a con-
stant reminder
of the past,
life’s rear-view
is the irritat-
ing source of
revisionist his-
tory: a place where mistakes, missed op-
portunities, personal transgressions and
misguided nostalgia forever thrive. Hind-
sight offers valuable lessons but it can also
skew the reality of the past and, when
dwelled upon, can erode self-confdence
and create a regretful tentativeness in the
And so, as the recently unemployed
Peyton Manning faced an unfamiliar and
uncomfortable fork in his career road –
the end to his 14-year stint with the Colts
during which he earned four MVP awards
and won a Super Bowl - wallowing in his
glorious past, even wrongfully perpetuat-
ing it, would have been an understandable
inclination. However, after a few awk-
ward moments early in the offseason, the
Colts and Manning handled the situation
admirably, arriving at the only rational
outcome: Manning’s outright release and
entry into free agency. Once the deci-
sion was made, Colts owner Jim Irsay and
Manning held a press conference, bid one
another a heartfelt adieu and poof…it was
over. The Colts moved on quickly with
their bottoms-up rebuild, likely starting
with the selection of Stanford quarterback
Andrew Luck, Manning’s successor, in
the upcoming draft. Manning, too, wast-
ed no time hopping on a plane and begin-
ning his firtations with potential suitors.
The Colts and Manning may have
turned the page, but I’m not quite ready
to go gleefully bounding into Manning’s
post-Indianapolis career. I want to wal-
low in that dastardly and dangerous world
of hindsight for at least a couple hundred
more words. There’s more to this sad di-
vorce than simply Manning playing
for another team. Just two years ago,
Manning’s Colts firted with a per-
fect season and came up a few plays
short of a second Super Bowl title.
One year ago the Colts were a playoff
team and Manning held an impressive
consecutive games played streak. There
was absolutely nothing in any tea leaves,
psychic’s ball or tarot cards to indicate
that Peyton Manning would be anything
but an Indianapolis Colt for as long as he
wanted to be. Even Professor Marvel had
money on Manning forever residing in
Indy…either in this world or the one over
the rainbow.
So what happened? Circumstanc-
es…a lot of bizarre ones arriving in uni-
son. A troublesome neck forced Man-
ning to have surgery. It didn’t go well,
necessitating a few follow-up procedures
and shelving Manning for the entire 2011
season. In that year without Manning, the
Colts disintegrated into the worst team
in the league and “earned” the #1 overall
pick where Luck, a once-in-a-generation
quarterback, waits. Further complicating
the situation, Manning’s contract included
a $20M-plus bonus in early March – basi-
cally a go/no-go decision point for his fu-
ture in Indy. In the end, Manning’s health
and contract, the depreciation of the Colts’
roster and a juicy carrot (Luck) congealed
to prematurely dissolve what was one of
the greatest player-team-city unions in the
history of professional sports.
The Colts and Manning may have
been rare mature adults, but this unthink-
able breakup couldn’t have been easy on
either of them. They were victims of per-
fectly aligned circumstances that forced
upon them an unimaginable scenario: a
future without one another. And while we
live knowing nothing lasts forever, Man-
ning under center for the Colts seemed
like it could be the one thing that would.
Manning’s exit from Indy is a sobering
reminder though that nothing in life is im-
mune to a confuence of change agents.
Anything can change, even those things
held most dear, and probably will, if not in
whole then at least in part.
Manning may fnd success elsewhere
and Indy may hit the quarterback lottery
again with Luck, but it’s doubtful either
will be as successful apart as they were to-
gether. I only wish I had enjoyed their run
together more. I momentarily forgot that
the end to anything could be just around
the corner. Shifting my viewpoint from
the rear-view to the windshield, I’ll also
be sure to not take for granted the good-
ness that currently surrounds me.
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A View From The
Peyton’s Former Place
By Keith McGuire
Contributing Writer
The Southern Maryland Chapter of the
Maryland Saltwater Sportfsherman’s Asso-
ciation is hosting their 19th annual fshing fair
this weekend, March 24 and 25 at the Solo-
mons Fire Hall from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. each
day. This is always the best place to fnd the
latest and most necessary fshing items need-
ed for the season. Whether you are a troller
or light tackle angler, the needed supplies are
available at this event.
There will be more than 80 vendors at the
fair selling everything from used fshing tackle
and supplies for bargain basement prices, to
new and used boats, and great deals on Fishing
This is a great time to book a charter for
yourself and a bunch of your best friends who
like fshing. I can tell you that booking a guide
or charter is one of the best ways to learn the
best methods and locations to catch fsh during
the season. After all, who knows more about
where and how to catch fsh in the local area
than a Captain who depends on catching fsh
to stay in business?
As for boats, some of the local dealers see
this as their last opportunity of the boat show
season to display the latest in new fberglass.
You can fnd boat show prices on most of the
new boats offered here. In addition, many
of the local anglers who have upgraded their
platforms are offering their used boats that are
priced to sell.
For fshing supplies and tackle, many of
the vendors are offering deals that you won’t
fnd in tackle shops and big chain sporting
goods stores. In addition, some of the items
that you’ll fnd at this show are items that you
won’t fnd anywhere during the rest of the year.
One of the things that I like best about the show
is talking to the vendors. Most of them are
anglers in their own right, so
they’re offering new items that
they actually use to catch fsh.
While you’re at the show,
everything you need to be
comfortable is available in-
cluding snacks, coffee, soft
drinks and beer. Door prizes
are also drawn every hour.
There’s little doubt that
the Southern Maryland Chap-
ter of the Maryland Saltwater
Sportfsherman’s Association
makes money with this show –
which is the latest show of the
year. You might be interested
to know that they use these
funds to support the largest
array of “kids” fshing activi-
ties in Maryland throughout
the summer months. Some
examples include “How-to”
fshing clinics for the summer
camp kids at Greenwell State
Park, including a chance to go
fshing on the Patuxent River
on chapter members’ boats.
Another event, co-sponsored
by the St. Mary’s County De-
partment of Recreation and
Parks, is the fshing day at
Point Lookout Fishing Pier.
This event includes as many
as 300 children from ages 8 to 12 who get an
opportunity (the frst ever for many) to catch a
fsh under the watchful eyes of many chapter
volunteers. The chapter maintains hundreds of
fshing rods and reels to support these events
and offers brand new rods and reels as prizes
for many of the participants.
Remember, an angler can never have too
many fshing rods!
If you go fshing and catch something
slightly more worthwhile than a cold, be sure
to take a picture and send it to me at river-
Keith has been a recreational angler
on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries
for over 50 years; he fshes weekly from his
small boat during the season, and spends
his free time supporting local conservation
Fishing Fair
Angler Angler
The Ordinary
Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen’s Association
Southern Maryland Chapter
Solomons Firehouse
March 24 & 25, 2012
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fishing Tackle & Supplies
Fishing Charters | New & Used Boats
Food & Drink | Door Prizes
Admission $3
(Kids age 12 and under are free)
Thursday, March 22, 2012
30 The County Times
Do you have
edicare Part D
and earn less than
$33,000 a year?
Call the St. Mary’s County
Department of Aging & Human
Services to fnd out if you
qualify for money saving
programs that can help with your
Part D premium and co-pays.
301-475-4200, ext. 1064
301-737-5670, ext. 1654
Brought to you by the Board of Commissioners for St. Mary's County
Francis Jack Russell, President; Lawrence D. Jarboe; Cynthia L. Jones; Todd B. Morgan;
Daniel L. Morris; and the Department of Aging & Human Services.
St. Mary’s Dept of Aging
Programs and Activities
A Night on the Town-Cabaret Style!!
Enjoy a night on the town with dinner,
dancing to jazz standards performed by the
Kim Reynolds Quartet from Washington
D.C., and live acts at the St. Mary’s County
Department of Aging & Human Services
frst Cabaret!! Join us on Friday, April 13,
from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Mechanicsville
Moose Lodge for this evening of fne en-
tertainment. Buffet dinner features Steam-
ship Round, Penne Pasta with Marinara
Sauce, Chicken Parmigiana, a variety of
vegetables, and dessert. Tickets are $20 for
those 50 years of age and older, $25 for peo-
ple under 50. Buy your ticket at any senior
activity center or contact Jennifer Hunt at
301.475.45200, ext. 1073 . Tickets are avail-
able until Tuesday, April 10.
Americorp position available
Serve approximately 15 hours per
week and receive a living allowance of ap-
proximately $60.50 before taxes, paid out
in bi-weekly installments through the end
of August. AmeriCorps members directly
serve in their community. Position requires
that the member serve with St. Mary’s
County Dept. of Aging’s nutrition program
and complete additional AmeriCorps re-
quirements. Member will serve lunch to
seniors residing in a local senior housing
facility in Leonardtown. Hours are fexible,
generally, M - F, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Upon suc-
cessful completion of the program year (end
of August), member will receive an educa-
tion award in the amount of $1250. For more
information about the position please con-
tact Alice Allen at 301.475.4200, Ext. 1063.
For additional information about Ameri-
Corps position requirements please contact
Michelle Bard at 410.535.0817.
Is there a Link between Hearing Loss and
Memory Loss?
On Wednesday, March 28, at 10 a.m.,
an audiologist from Hearing Professionals
will give a presentation at the Northern Se-
nior Activity Center. Can hearing loss and
memory loss affect each other? What are the
symptoms of the two conditions? When is
it appropriate to seek help and who do you
call? The presenter will answer these ques-
tions and any others you may have.
Beading for Beginners
Spend a fun and relaxing afternoon
at the Garvey Senior Activity Center on
Tuesday, March 27 from 1-3 p.m. and make
a beautiful beaded bracelet. An instructor
from All About Beads in California, Mary-
land will show techniques, samples, and
present many different options for creating
your own custom jewelry. An assortment of
beading materials will be provided, includ-
ing silver and gold plated items. The cost
is $15.00 per person; checks can be made
payable to All About Beads. Payment is
due in advance. For more information, call
301.475.4200, ext. 1050.
ZUMBA Party!
Join us in celebrating spring the
ZUMBA way at the Garvey Senior Activ-
ity Center on Thursday, March 29 from
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Bring a friend and give
Zumba a whirl. There will be two instruc-
tors for twice the fun. Use your ftness cards
or pay just $3.00. For more information, call
301.475.4200, ext. 1050.
Line Dancing at Loffer Senior Activity
Starting April 13 you can learn the lat-
est in line dancing beginning on Fridays at
11:00 a.m. at Loffer Senior Activity Cen-
ter. Jessica Hileman has been teaching line
dance for several years and will be offering
this class at no charge. You do not need to
sign up- just come to the center. For more
information call 301.737.5670 ext. 1658.
E-Readers with Friends at Loffer Senior
Activity Center
Do you have a Kindle, Nook or other
e-reader that you enjoy or wish to learn more
about? Get together with other folks who
enjoy their e-readers. Learn tips, share ideas
and play Words with Friends. Don’t know
what that is? Come fnd out! This group
gets together at the Loffer Senior Activ-
ity Center on Thursday mornings at 9 a.m.
Drop in with your device. For more infor-
mation call 301.737.5670 ext. 1658
Art with Faith at Loffer Senior Activity
Take home a completed watercolor
painting after this one-day workshop. The
title of the painting you will be working on
is Easy Flowing Sunset and features a sun-
set over a lake. This class will take place
on Thursday, April 19 1-4 p.m. Cost is $40
and includes 3 hours of instruction plus all
supplies needed to complete your paint-
ing. Payment can be made directly to the
instructor on the frst day of class. This class
will be taught by Faith Gaillot, a local pro-
fessional artist who has developed her own
techniques that she shares with her students
in her classes at Loffer. Call 301.737.5670
ext. 1658 for questions or to sign up by Mon-
day, April 16.
LofflerSeniorActivityCenter301-737-5670, ext. 1652; GarveySeniorActivityCenter, 301-475-4200, ext. 1050
NorthernSeniorActivityCenter, 301-475-4002, ext. 1001; RidgeNutritionSite, 301-475-4200, ext. 1050.
A Night on the Town-Cabaret Style!!

Enjoy a night on the town with dinner, dancing to jazz standards performed by the
Kim Reynolds Quartet from Washington D.C., and live acts at the St. Mary’s County
Department of Aging & Human Services frst Cabaret!! Join us on Friday, April 13,
from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge for this evening of fne enter-
tainment. Buffet dinner features Steamship Round, Penne Pasta with Marinara Sauce,
Chicken Parmigiana, a variety of vegetables, and dessert. Tickets are $20 for those 50
years of age and older, $25 for people under 50. Buy your ticket at any senior activity
center or contact Jennifer Hunt at 301-475-45200, ext. 1073 . Tickets are available until
Tuesday, April 10.
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We have all heard of the saying “I’ve got a gut feeling”,
what we do not realize is there’s actually a real reason for it.
The lining of your gastrointestinal area has actually more
surface area than your skin! It is made up of immune cells,
endocrine cells, and nerve cells. The intestinal nervous system
is made up from nearly a billion neurons; biochemical signals
occur between your intestinal bacteria and cells of the rest of
the body. This provides the science behind the expression,
“I’ve got a gut feeling”.
There are thousands of strains of trillions of bacteria
that reside in our bodies, and science has just begun to iden-
tify the specifc strains and which precise tasks they carry
out. We know that when the body is in proper balance, 70 to
80% of your immune cells can be found in the gastrointesti-
nal area. The manufacturing of vitamin K, a vitamin of great
importance to bone building will take place here in presence
of these bacteria. They also promote a healthy heart and help
the body control infammation. Studies have uncovered infor-
mation supporting the beliefs that these bacteria can improve
hypertension, lower cholesterol, and stimulate of expression
of enzymes, making them a component of metabolic func-
tion. Some recent research has shown the possible correlation
between an imbalance in intestinal bacteria and digestive dis-
comforts, like bloating and gas production.
What causes imbalance?
The delicate balance of the benefcial bacteria can be
upset by just one round of anti-biotics, certain pharmaceuti-
cals, by mental, emotional, or physical stress, travel by air-
plane, bouts of diarrhea and constipation, infammatory bowel
diseases, and excessive dietary sugar and processed four
What are indications of imbalance?
There is a wide variety of body language that can indicate
imbalance, Candida overgrowth anywhere within the body,
rashes, fngernail or toe fungus, athlete’s foot fungus, thrush
[a white tongue], chronic bad breath, bloating, and gas are just
a few examples.
What are some options to balancing the gut?
Rebalancing intestinal bacteria depends on how unbal-
anced one might actually be. If one is experiencing body
language that indicates imbalance, then practitioners usually
suggest a supplementation of a strong probiotic [example: 20
billion cultures per dose or more]. Additionally, one can reduce
sugar intake to help starve the candida, since sugar is their
food and helps them multiply faster then your “good” bacte-
ria strains. There are also enzyme products available that may
help the body breakdown the candida.
Once one has balanced the intestinal bacteria, the options
to maintain it go beyond just eating yogurt. Many yogurts con-
tain high levels of sugar; read your labels. Placing naturally
fermented products into the diet can provide a vast array of
choices for whole food probiotic intake. Coconut water kefrs
[just one drink can provide up to 10 to 20 times more probiot-
ics than one yogurt], raw sauerkraut, raw naturally fermented
vegetables, and kimchi are a few. Once balanced, the strength
level of the probiotic supplement is usually dropped to 5 billion
cultures per dose.
The role of probiotics your intestinal bacteria, play a vital
role in your overall health and proper function of the body.
DISCLAIMER: When you read through the diet and
lifestyle information, you must know that everything within
it is for informational purposes only and is not intended as
a substitute for advice from your physician or other health
care professional. I am making no attempt to prescribe
any medical treatment. You should not use the informa-
tion here for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem
or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.
The products and the claims made about specifc products
have not been evaluated by the United States Food and
Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose,
treat, cure or prevent disease. You should consult with a
healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise
or supplementation program, before taking any medica-
tion, or if you have or suspect you might have a health
problem. Confrm the safety of any supplements with
your M.D., N.D. or pharmacist (healthcare professional).
Some information given is solely an opinion, thought and
or conclusion based on experiences, trials, tests, assess-
ments or other available sources of information. I do not
make any guarantees or promises with regard to results.
I may discuss substances
that have not been subject
to double blind clinical
studies or FDA approval
or regulation. You assume
the responsibility for the
decision to take any natu-
ral remedy.
You and only you are
responsible if you choose
to do anything with the in-
formation you have read.
You do so at your own risk.
Use your intelligence to
make the decisions that are
right for you. Consulting
a naturopathic doctor is
strongly advised especially
if you have any existing
disease or condition.
Debra Meszaros
is a Certifed Sports
Nutritionist and Bio-
feedback practitioner
with further educa-
tional studies in Natu-
ropathy, Homeopathy,
Orthomolecular Nu-
trition and addition-
ally holds fourteen
U.S. patents. Through
her extensive health
education, and experi-
ence of 20-plus years
in cellular biology, she
has developed an all-
encompassing Holistic health service that allows
individuals to discover their biochemical unique-
ness, allowing them to fne tune their health. The
basis of her service is to facilitate access to in-
formation that will help your understanding of
health processes and elements that are within
your area of control. Her services are available in
Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina. She can
be reached at (540) 622 – 4989 Monday through
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