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Free Rabies Vaccinations for Pets Available at Clinics
The Calvert County Health Department is sponsoring rabies clinics in the coming weeks, offering free rabies vaccinations for county pets. Free clinics will be held at Northern High School, 2950 Chaneyville Road, Owings, on Saturday, April 5; Huntingtown High School, 4125 Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown, on Saturday, April 12; and Patuxent High School, 12485 Southern Connector Blvd., Lusby, on Saturday, May 3. Clinics will be open from 10 a.m. to noon. Proof of prior vaccination is required to receive the three-year vaccine. Eligible pets include cats, dogs and ferrets in carriers or on leashes and muzzled if necessary. Feral or stray animals cannot be accommodated. Calvert County pet licenses will also be available at the rabies clinics. Pet licenses are $7 for spayed or neutered pets (proof required) and $20 for those not spayed or neutered. For more information, call the Calvert County Health Department at 410-535-5400 or 410-535-3922. Visit online at For information on Calvert County Government, visit or like us on Facebook.

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The Thomas Johnson Bridge and property maintenance were among the topics addressed at the March 25 Calvert Board of County Commissioners meeting. The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners discussed a text amendment to Chapter 92 which, as written today, “allows enforcement of property maintenance only in Residentially Zoned areas. It also gives the property owner up to 30 days to abate the nuisance. If the nuisance is not abated within the prescribed 30 days, the County may abate such nuisance,” according to documents available on the online agenda. The proposed changes are to expand the areas of enforcement to properties zoned Rural Community District (RCD), Rural Commercial (RC), Farm and Forest District (FFD) and any Town Center (TC). The proposed changes to the Notice to Abate section will mirror the County Zoning Ordinance for enforcement, which consists of a written Notice of Violation, followed by a Citation if not abated in 30 days. If the citation for the violation is unresolved, the case would be sent to the County Attorney’s office to schedule a date with the District Court, according to Chief Zoning Enforcement Officer Christopher Breedlove. Community members attended the meeting to express their concerns that the changes would disallow composting and other agricultural activities. One speaker requested the commissioners hold a meeting to discuss the

change in the evening so individuals could attend after work. Breedlove assured both the community and the county commissioners that the ordinance would not obstruct the Right to Farm Act, and is only meant to deal with serious health and safety issues in densely occupied areas, such as rusting refrigerators or broken down vehicles left unaddressed in an individuals front yard. The intention is to bring all areas in the county up to the same standards the town centers are governed under. In addition to the amendment, the commissioners talked about the transportation priorities. The number one priority is the Thomas Johnson Bridge, the second is Route 2-4 from south of Route 765 to north of Auto Drive and the third priority is Route 261 in North Beach from 9th Street to the Anne Arundel County line, according to Principal Family Owned & Operated Since 1929 Planner Patricia Haddon. The Charm and Quality of the Past with the Convenience and Variety of Today For more information, visit The USDA Choice Beef - Cut To Order! next Board of County Commissioners meeting will be “Our Own” Freshly Ground Chuck Tuesday, April 1.

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Lieutenant Governor Promotes Education
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The Democratic Women’s Club welcomed Delegate Jolene Ivey (D) to speak about her current campaign with Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Gansler and the platform they are both running under. Gansler and Ivey are running for the positions of Maryland State Governor and Lieutenant Governor, respectively. Ivey has five sons, and will continue her focus on education, as she has done during her time as a delegate. “It’s important to make schools better for all,” she said, calling for parents to be actively involved in their children’s schools. Education doesn’t just stop in schools, she said. She is promoting efforts to educate young and teenage mothers, who often don’t have maternal role models. They want to be good mothers, Ivey said, but they don’t know how. She is promoting the continuation of a program that sends a social worker to help young mothers during their pregnancy until their child enters pre-Kindergarten. “Education is kind of the reason I get up in the morning,” Ivey said. For more informaiton, visit

The application process for Calvert County organizations interested in applying for a Fiscal Year 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) has opened and notifications of potential ap plication are due to the Calvert County Department of Community Resources by April 4. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) oversees the program. In order to apply, organizations are required to submit a Notification of Potential Application to the Calvert County Department of Community Resources and attend a mandatory CDBG application workshop offered by DHCD. The completed notification must be submitted by close of business April 4 to Maureen Hoffman, Director of the Calvert County Department of Community Resources, P.O. Box 90, Prince Frederick, Md. 20678. For a notification form or more information, contact Curt Hules, CDBG coordinator, at 410-535-4370. The form is available online at CDBG provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The program also provides annual grants for affordable housing and services to the most vulnerable in the community. Eligible recipients include local governments, municipalities and nonprofit agencies in good standing with the State of Maryland. More information can be found at The mandatory CDBG training is set for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10, in the main conference room of the DHCD, 100 Community Place, Crownsville, Md. Registration is required. Those wishing to attend must fax their name, title, organization, address, email address and phone number to La Wanda Jones at 410-514-7925, or register online at Catalyst/Catalyst.aspx#Trainings. The Department of Community Resources oversees the delivery of direct services to citizens. For more information about the department, call 410-535-1600, ext. 8803. For more information about Calvert County Government, call 410-535-1600, visit or like us on Facebook.

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Does someone in your community do a great job of recording its history and memories of longtime residents? Has a homeowner you know completed an impressive restoration project? The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners wants to recognize the people who have worked to preserve Calvert County heritage and historic properties with the 26th annual Calvert County Historic Preservation Awards. There are three categories of awards to recognize outstanding contributions to the preservation of county heritage: project awards, service awards and awards for preservation education. Projects eligible for recognition this year must have been completed by Jan. 1, 2014. Nomination forms are available at the Department of Community Planning and Building, County Services Plaza, 150 Main Street, Prince Frederick; the Calvert County Historical Society, 70 Church Street, Prince Frederick; and at Calvert Library locations. Forms can also be downloaded from the Calvert County website at Nominations must be submitted no later than Friday, May 2, 2014. The commissioners will present the awards on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Past winners of the awards have included Scientists’ Cliffs Association for three separate restoration projects; Billy Yoe and Howard Smith for the restoration of the Yoe-Estabrook Tobacco Barn in Broomes Island; the Port Republic One Room Schoolhouse for public education; Ralph Eshelman for decades of devotion to research and action to preserve Calvert County heritage; and Harry Knott for his book, “Fishlighters.” For more information or to request a nomination form, contact Historic Preservation Planner Kirsti Uunila at 410-5351600, ext. 2504, or email For information on Calvert County Government, visit or like us on Facebook.

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The majority of the March 20 Chesapeake Beach Town Council meeting was spent discussing an ordinance to amend the town code on vehicles and parking. The ordinance is written to impose certain restrictions and limitations on parking oversized vehicles on town streets and roads and put limit on the time an “oversized vehicle” could be stopped, standing or parked on a street or right-of-way to one hour. Vehicles covered by the ordinance would include large commercial vehicles, boats and trailers that are 23 feet in length, eight feet in height and seven feet in width. Council members expressed concern with the way the ordinance would deal with boats and family members staying for a weekend with personal recreational vehicles. Proposed amendments to the ordinance were voted down,

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and eventually the matter was tabled until the next meeting, which will be on April 17. Community members were supportive of the measures, with one saying oversized vehicles present safety issues and she appreciated the council recognizing that and taking steps to deal with the community’s concerns. Another community member suggested the board write out amendments before the meeting rather than making them up on the spot, which was a contributing factor to tabling the conversations. Council member Patrick J. “Irish” Mahoney filled in for Mayor Bruce Wahl, who was hospitalized two weeks ago following a heart attack. During the meeting, Mahoney read a statement from Wahl thanking the community and council for their good wishes and prayers during his recovery.
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The Maryland State Police and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office went head to head during the third Annual Calvert Classic Basketball Fundraiser. The game was close, ending in victory for the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack with a final score of 56 to 48. All proceeds from the fundraiser went to benefit the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse. For more information, visit caasa.

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Calvert Republicans Hold Candidate Training Day
On March 22, at GOP HQ on Rt. 4 in Prince Frederick, the Republican Central Committee hosted several local and state Republican leaders to help 18 county candidates or their representatives. All the candidates will be on the June 24 Republican primary election ballot. Organizer Judy MacWilliams said, “I’m delighted to see so many fresh office seekers who will benefit greatly from the advice of our distinguished presenters.” Local GOP Central Committee chair Ella Ennis added that the party has scheduled additional video, social media, and speech training. Complete details, including attendees, speakers and more photos of the event, are on the party website at Calvert Republicans urge everyone to register or switch to the GOP so they can vote in the primary election. Press Release Submitted by Jay Lounsbury.
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Maryland State Police Blotter
The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports.
Disorderly Conduct / Assault: On March 17 at 10:30 p.m., Trooper First Class Logsdon responded to the 3700 block of Chesapeake Beach Rd. in Chesapeake Beach for a reported disorderly person. Angel J. Hammaker, 37 of Chesapeake Beach, was located and found to be acting disorderly and refusing to cooperate. It was also learned that she had assaulted another person in the home. She was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Disorderly Conduct / Destruction of Property: On March 21 at 6:44 p.m., Trooper First Class Esnes responded to a residence on Armory Rd. in Prince Frederick for a reported disorderly person. Nona Wynne, 73 of Prince Frederick, was located and found to be very argumentative and yelling profanities. During her contact with Troopers, she stuck the Troopers vehicle with a metal object causing damage. She was placed under arrest and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Possession of Prescription Medications: On March 22 at 11:13 p.m., Trooper First Class Esnes stopped a vehicle at Rt. 231 and Mason Rd. in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. A search of the vehicle revealed Methadone and Suboxone. Elizabeth A. Tayman, 32 of St. Leonard, was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports.
During the week of March 17 through March 23 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,335 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website. Go to and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.


Theft Case #14-15065: Dep. T. Roberts responded to a home on Hoile Lane in Huntingtown for the report of stolen mail from mailboxes that occurred during the daytime on March 18. The treasurer of the Twin Lakes Homeowners Association reported that the envelopes from several pieces of mail were found in the roadway and had been torn open. Separate checks that had been inside three of the envelopes of the outgoing mail were missing. The investigation is continuing. Theft, CDS Violation Case#14-15069: DFC P. Wood responded to the Prince Frederick Giant on March 18 at 5:00 p.m. for the report of a man attempting to pass counterfeit money. The man had left the store and gotten into a vehicle Commodore and left the scene. DFC J. Denton observed the vehicle leaving the McDonald’s parking lot and conducted a stop. He made contact with the driver, identified as Freddie Odeil CommoGray dore, 49 of Port Republic and asked what had happened at the Giant store. Commodore advised that the store clerk told him the money he handed her was fake and that he adJones vised her it was not and he then got frustrated with the clerk and left the store. Two passengers in the vehicle were both causing a disturbance and refused to follow police orders. All three subjects were found to be in possession of suspected drugs and were arrested. Sgt. R. Selkirk made contact with the Giant employees who advised that Commodore had attempted to conceal packaged meat products in his pants but had dropped them in one of the aisles. Commodore, Varonica Gray, 51 of Owings, and Daniel Corie Jones, 32 of Prince Frederick, were each charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute, and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a digital scale. Commodore was also charged with theft less than $100.

Burglary Case #14-15153: Dep. W. Beisel is investigating the burglary of a home in the 1600 block of Coster Road in Lusby sometime between March 3 and March 19. A neighbor reported seeing two men enter the home and then come out with two toilets and two vanities and load them into a vehicle and drive away. The investigation is continuing. CDS Violation Case #14-15313: On March 19 at 10:25 p.m. DFC Y. Bortchevsky responded to the scene of an accident in the 6200 block of Stephen Reid Road in Huntingtown. Upon arrival he observed a vehicle crashed into a Gallagher tree. The driver, identified as Larisa Katerina Gallagher, 27 of Owings, advised she lost control and went off the roadway, first striking a mailbox, and then the tree. Gallagher had a strong odor of alcohol. Gallagher refused medical attention. She was found to be driving while under the influence and was charged. Suspected marijuana was found inside the vehicle. Gallagher was also charged with possession of marijuana less than 10 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia; a wooden container. Burglary Case #14-15525: A homeowner in the 400 block of Dogwood Drive in Lusby advised DFC J. Hardesty that during the daytime hours on March 20, someone burglarized his home and stole $950 worth of property. The investigation continues. CDS Violation Case #14-15921: On March 22 at 2:42 p.m. Dep. D. Naughton assisted Sgt. V. Bortchevsky with a traffic stop on a vehicle at the Dunkirk Wawa. The driver, identified as Christina Marie Maier, 24 of Great Mills, Maier was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. She was charged with possession of controlled paraphernalia; a hypodermic syringe.

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airports. Eastern Airlines had used the grounding as an opportunity to fit the aft air stairs on its 727 fleet with locking mechanisms to prevent them from being opened in flight. As American’s flight 119 to was approaching Tulsa, the bushy-haired man emerged from the lavatory wearing a wig and cradling a .45 caliber submachine gun, and handed flight attendant Jane Furlong his demands and instructions. “You’re not going to believe this,” the bewildered Miss Furlong told the pilot, “but were being hijacked.” The ninth D.B. Cooper copycat demanded the rather odd sum $502,500 and five parachutes, as he ordered the jet back and forth between Oklahoma and St. Louis. Passengers were ordered to avert their eyes, and surrender their cameras to the stewardess. Perhaps ‘Robert Wilson’ had an aversion to round figures. Or perhaps he simply wanted the distinction of holding out for the largest ransom ever paid out to an airline hijacker – if only by $2,500. It certainly wasn’t for income tax purposes. As news of the hijacking spread, in St. Louis, hundreds of hastily-parked cars jammed the airport perimeter. Upon landing, women and children and men with heart conditions were permitted to exit through the emergency slides. Wilson dispatched a business executive to retrieve the loot, skydiving goggles, and an altimeter watch of the type used by skydivers. He also demanded – and was given – two shovels. “This transfer is going to be on the up and up. If it isn’t something bad is going to happen,” the hijacker told the crew. With any ordinary luck, the ordeal would have ended there. But luck – and common sense – were in short supply at Lambert Field that night. David J. Hanley watched live TV coverage in the airport’s lounge and got angry. By midnight, he was a man on fire with indignation. At 12:30 a.m., he crashed his 1971 Cadillac convertible through the airport fence and sped down the runway, smashing into the wheel struts at 80 mph. “Don’t open any doors,” pilot Ted Kovaleko pleaded, “Don’t attempt to board the plane. He (the hijacker) thinks we’re pulling some shenanigans.” A second 727 was pressed into service for the flight to Canada – flight 119’s new destination. By this time, the crew of the first plane had exceeded their duty time, and a replacement crew was brought in. FBI sharpshooters lined the darkened runway, but the hijacker kept the entourage of captives grouped too closely together for a clear shot. The hijacker needed help getting one of the parachutes on, and two FBI agents, dressed as flight engineers, boarded the plane for a quick tutorial. In a nod to the still-unidentified hijacker who had started it all, Wilson proffered a stewardess a stack of ransom bills saying in a condescending manner, “this is for being good,” and “Don’t spend it all in one place.” Unlike the Seattle hijacker, the Indiana sky pirate made frequent visits to the cockpit, carefully calibrating altitude and air speed. At about 2:50 a.m., roughly fifteen minutes after takeoff, as flight 119 was over the rolling cornfields of northern Indiana at 8,000 feet, the indicator light in the cockpit flashed, indicating that the rear exit was open. Pilot Leroy Berkabile held out little hope that the bailout had been successful. Berkabile later told reporters that the air speed indicator he had showed the hijacker was 70 miles off. Berkabile said he had maneuvered his jet in such a way as to increase the likelihood of killing the hijacker, and that his only regret was the “possibility that we’ll never find the body and somebody will think he got away with it.” As the Rosey Grier movie Skyjacked played at a local drive-in, over 100 FBI agents hemorrhaged into Indiana from the Chicago and Cleveland field offices, and state conservation officers searched the local reservoir in patrol boats. Members of the Diamond X Country Club saddled up for a horseback search for the hijacker. The discovery of some of the ransom money and the hijacker’s trousers in the plane’s ventricle stairs led to speculation that the hijacker had perished in the attempt. Such speculation was all but confirmed three days later with Eliott’s amazing discovery. It came as a shock therefore, when the FBI arrested Martin McNally, an 28 year-old unemployed filling



On Monday morning, June 29, 1972, Ron Miller, a farmer in the tiny Indiana town of Peru, was applying liquid nitrogen to his crops when he felt the applicator blades strike a metal object in the field. Climbing down from the tractor, he found himself staring at what he initially believed to be a toy machine gun. At about the same time, another farmer, 61 year-old Lowell Eliott, spotted what he at first mistook for a groundhog in his field. Eliott would later tell a reporter, “It didn’t move so I took a closer look.” Inside a mail bag was $500,000 in small bills – the ransom from the previous Friday’s skyjacking. Following the hijacking of a TWA 707 in January of 1972, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a directive requiring mandatory screening of all airline ticket holders to stem the “new crime” of hijackingfor-ransom. But the new requirements didn’t take effect until January 1 of the following year. American Airlines’ metal detectors were still on order when a young man with pot-marked skin approached the ticket counter at Lambert Field in St. Louis. ’Robert Wilson’ paid cash for his ticket. The purple-tinted sunglasses, vinyl trombone case and goldcolored sports jacket suggested a connection to the music industry. On June 19, air traffic had crawled to a halt worldwide, as the Airline Pilots Association called a 24-hour strike to protest lax security in U.S.

Open Letter to Members of the Board of Education
Calvert County is at a crossroads as it relates to the hiring of our next permanent Superintendent. I do not need to tell you, the members of the BoE, of the absolute importance regarding this matter, for you have been living it for some time now. Some of you I know very well and count as friends, while others I have only met. I have no reason to suspect there are any hidden agendas, but rather your sincere and dedicated interest in what is best for the school system and our children. After all, you ran for a seat on the board and you certainly did not do so for the money. Having said that, I wish to offer a little background and an opinion. With but a few rare exceptions over the years, Calvert County has been blessed with the best Superintendents of any system in the country. The list includes those from within, “homegrowns” if you will, as well as those brought in from elsewhere: Dunkle, Karol, Wachter, Hook, Horsmon, to name just a few. Nonetheless, we, as have other counties, sometimes run into a situation where the fit wasn’t quite right and we were required to change direction mid-contract. While such action is unsettling from a personnel standpoint, it is also a costly transition. As a result of a past situation here in Calvert, I introduced a bill in the House of Delegates in the late 90’s to permit a shorter initial contract than the current four years required by state law. My purpose was to create a provision allowing counties to have a trial period without jeopardizing tens of thousands of school dollars in the event an early termination was necessary. As memory serves, Charles County, and one county in Western Maryland, who faced a similar situation, joined me in that effort. Unfortunately, the bill failed, I suppose, because it made sense. There would have been a reduction of certain power and oversight further “up the line” had the bill passed. Since July, Nancy Highsmith, has been our interim Superintendent. While I’ve not spoken to any of you directly, I’ve made some inquiries for selfish reasons. You see, I have two grandchildren; one is a 2nd grader at Beach Elementary, and the other will enter school this Fall. It is understandable then for my concern as to who will be the next Superintendent. What I’ve learned from my inquiry is that Mrs. Highsmith has a 35-year career in the Calvert County system. She began her journey as a social studies teacher at Northern High School in 1980. As a learning specialist, she spent 8 years at Northern Middle, moved to Patuxent as Vice Principle in 2000, to Calvert Middle in 2004, and back to Patuxent as Principle, where she served until her interim appointment as Superintendent. I believe the Calvert Recorder ran a story sometime back where it was reported that the Board turned to MABE for assistance in the search for a permanent Superintendent. I know your true interest rests with what is best for our children. I also hold the belief that as capable a board as you are, you can produce that which we need without spending a great deal of money in a nationwide search. I honestly hope you will give Mrs. Highsmith every opportunity to prove her continued value to our educational needs. As the old saying goes, “better the one you know than the one you don’t.” George Owings Dunkirk, Md.

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station attendant and house painter at his father’s home in Wyandotte, Michigan. A fingerprint lifted from the 45 pounds of ransom money matched one on McNally’s Navy records. A second fingerprint was recovered from the ransom note. The portrait which emerged of the latest D.B. Cooper copycat was of a divorced high school dropout with a worthless streak. After his accomplice had failed to meet him at the designated rendezvous point with the car, McNally had thumbed a ride to Peru’s only hotel. The Good Samaritan who had picked up McNally was the chief of police coordinating the statewide manhunt for the hijacker! Martin McNally was convicted of two counts of aircraft piracy, and sentenced to consecutive life sentences. Frank W. Boadwell, an American Airlines district sales manager, presented Lowell Eliott with a check for $10,000. Eliott initially refused the check, saying he had done nothing to earn it. Despite a less-than-sterling prison record, McNally was finally paroled in 2010, the only surviving member of the Class of ’72 Parachute Club. Edward C. Davenport, Drum Point, Md
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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Enchanted table settings, a prince in the form of a beast and a woman who can save them all – sound familiar? Come out for the Patuxent High School production of “Beauty and the Beast,” running April 3 through 6. The stage craft class built the set, starting in November and working through snow days and after school to complete it, according to Director Allen Price. The same is true for costumes – students designed them and have worked with a seamstress to create them. “It’s been a highly motivated group,” Price said. The students wanted to add something new to the production while staying true to the source material. One detail the students added was an interior set for Belle’s cottage. Some scenes that would normally take place outside the cottage were moved inside, which served to enhance the sense that Belle’s life is being invaded. The students involved are a mix of seasoned actors and first time thespians. For Gabriel Smith, who plays the prince in “Beauty and the Beast”, this is his second production. He had a role in the PHS production of Anne Frank two years ago, and decided to try out for the musical because he has always liked the music from Beauty and the Beast. The biggest challenge has been learning to dance and act at the same time. Alain Estrada got involved due to “positive peer pressure.” The biggest challenge facing the play has been getting everyone to work as a team, but they’ve come together and he’s confident it will be an awesome play. In addition to the play itself, the students plan to host two events – a Tea Party with a Princess, which is sold out, and Gaston’s Tavern Dinner on April 4 before the play. For more information, including ticket pricing and to book reservations, visit

Calvert County MESA Competition
On behalf of the students and sponsors of Calvert County Public Schools’ MESA Clubs, you are invited to attend the annual MESA Challenge Competition. MESA stands for Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement. MESA is a national program that offers students the opportunity to gain additional hands-on experience with mathematics, engineering, science and technology applications through participation in after school clubs. In Maryland, the principal partner of MESA is the Applied Physics Lab of Johns Hopkins University. In Calvert County Public Schools, MESA clubs are offered to students in Grades 4 to 12. MESA clubs are in elementary, middle and high schools. The MESA Challenge Competition will be at Huntingtown High School located at 4125 Solomons Island Rd. Huntingtown, MD 20639. The secondary school competition will be on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The challenge will include the design of a Prosthetic Arm, Cyber Challenge using the computer language Python, Effective Communications and the Bridge. The competition will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The MESA Challenge Awards Program will begin at 12:30 p.m. The MESA Challenge Competition for elementary school students will be at Huntingtown High School on Thursday, April 3, 2014. The student competition will take place between 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. The elementary school challenge events are Effective Communications, the Bridge, Scratch and Story Book Theme Park Ride. The MESA Challenge Awards Program will be at 12:45 p.m.

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Board of Education Settles on Redistricting Option
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer After more than a year discussing the options and trying to find a way to alleviate the overcrowding at Beach Elementary School, the Calvert County Board of Education has made a redistricting decision. The option chosen, D, moves students from Beach Elementary to Plum Point Elementary School and Windy Hill Elementary School. The principals at both schools have been accommodating of the idea of having additional students and happy to help, said BOE President Eugene Karol. The redistricting option chosen will scale Beach Elementary School to population levels from four years ago, and increase Plum Point Elementary schools to levels from six years ago. Both Plum Point and Windy Hill elementary schools will be at capacity. Beach Elementary School will be at 110 percent capacity,

which is an acceptable level according to Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). BOE member Joe Chenelly encouraged future communication with the Chesapeake Beach Town Council, the Calvert Board of County Commissioners and MSDE to help control the population and expedite a replacement school for Beach Elementary, hopefully avoiding moving the same students twice in

their elementary school career. The board vote 4-1, with BOE member Kelley McConkey voting against the plan in favor of another that only affected two elementary schools.

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Technology in Classrooms Encourages Student Creativity
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Students in schools throughout Calvert County are getting easy access to the most up-to-date technologies through a variety of partnerships and methods. Every Calvert County Public School’s middle school has a 3D printer, according to Northern Middle School teacher John Phillips. Every school is involved in the Gateway to Technology, a program through Project Lead the Way, which helps promote Science, Engineering Technology and Mathematics (STEM) in the classroom. Middle and high school STEM programs, and their associated tools, are offered through collaboration between Project Lead the Way, Calvert County Public Schools and the Maryland State Department of Education, according to STEM Supervisor Yovanda Kolo. The schools have been gradually implementing Project Lead the Way (PLTW) programs in schools for the past five years, she said. “Project Lead the Way offers a different approach to learning and teaching. Through activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum, PLTW gives students in kindergarten through high school a chance to apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning. For teachers, our engaging, rigorous professional development model provides tools to empower students and transform the classroom into a collaboration space where content comes to life,” the website,, states. The teachers who instruct students in using technology in the classrooms, such as 3D Printers and laser fabricators, take extra training courses during the summer, “drinking from the fire hose of knowledge,” Southern Middle School teacher Matt Klapper said. Klapper will be on board during the implementation of a robotics and animatronics class at Southern Middle during the 2014-2015 school year. They take courses in everything from using the new equipment in their classrooms to new methods in teaching robotics and animatronics. The classes are intense, with a lot of knowledge crammed into only a few weeks. For some teachers, such as Plum Point Middle School teacher Jimmy Yurko, the courses refreshed some skill sets they already had. “I’m a shop guy,” Yurko said. “I absolutely love anything that twists, sparks and turns.” According to the Project Lead the Way website, “Middle school is the perfect time for students to explore and learn that there is more than one way to reach a solution. PLTW Gateway provides engineering and biomedical science curriculum for middle school students that challenges, inspires, and offers schools variety and flexibility. Students get rigorous and relevant experiences through activity, project, and problem-based learning. They use industry-leading technology to solve problems while gaining skills in communication, collaboration, critical-thinking, and creativity.” Encouraging students to think outside the box and work with others in problem solving has had some interesting side effects. Yurko came into his classroom recently to find some of his students using his tape to build an obstacle course for a robot. They did it without permission, but he was still impressed with their initiative. Every sixth grader learns how to draft on paper and transfer their draft to a computer program, eventually ending with a format compatible with the 3D printer. Students work in groups to print a water bottle, Yurko said. For some students, this kind of work is easy. He had two students who got so far ahead of their class that they completed their final project, reverse engineering a Lego, halfway through the semester. Instead of holding them back, Yurko set them the task of designing and fabricating the components for a foosball table. Students have to work together, Yurko said, adding that 80 percent of the projects in his classrooms are group assignments and he tells his students they will not pass if they do not work together. Having the latest technology in the classroom is only half the battle. “Everyone wants the magic wand of STEM to fix education,” Klapper said, adding that while technology has changed learning hasn’t. The trick is finding the way students learn best and helping them work through problems in ways that make sense to them. Yurko encourages his students to solve problems as

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teams, using him as a resource to answer specific questions or fix computer problems. “Students need to take ownership of their education,” Yurko said. The middle school students of today are going to be the colleagues of tomorrow, he said, and the more they achieve, the better prepared they will be for the future. In high schools, students can get involved in Engineering and Biomedical Science, Kolo said. Their involvement in the programs can culminate in college credit. Public schools aren’t the only ones to implement cutting edge technology in classrooms on a daily basis. In February 2013, The Calverton School announced each lower school student would receive an iPad as part of the implementation of its technology plan. Beginning in Fall 2013, all Lower School students, Preschool through 5th grade recieve brand new iPads. The 1:1 (one to one) tablet program is the first of its kind in Calvert County, according to Calverton Head of School Spencer Taintor. Students are being subjected to an increasing mobile environment from cloud computing to digital textbooks. Working in this environment requires a different set of skills that needs to be part of their educational experience.” The Calverton School believes that the 1:1 Tablet program will facilitate learning for students both in and outside the classroom. The school’s technology infrastructure was designed in a way to implement this type of program - allowing the school’s focus during implementation to be on how teachers will further individualize each student’s educational experience and create new areas for student engagement. The school held its first “Open Box Night” in September 2013. Each student received a new iPad 2 to take back and forth from home to school. Students will be encouraged to use them in all classes. The school outfitted its library with tablet docking stations and keyboards. In the middle and upper schools at The Calverton School, students are encouraged to bring their own devices, Taintor said. Teachers are supplied with iPads and Apple TVs for use in their classrooms. “There are so many different resources to access with technology,” Taintor said, adding that the younger students are when exposed to technology the more able they will be to adapt to changing technologies and the more ready they will be to enter the workforce. For more information about The Calverton School, visit For more information about Calvert County Public Schools, visit

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Cora Elizabeth Thomas, 67
Cora Elizabeth Thomas, 67, of Owings, Md. passed away on March 9 at Hospice of St. Mary’s in Callaway. Cora Elizabeth (Butler) Thomas was born on Aug. 11, 1946, in Hurry, Md. to the late Richard Paul Butler and the late Mary Catherine (Shade) Butler. She was the third of 11 children and the oldest of eight daughters born to the Butlers. Cora grew up in Chaptico, Md., where she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was most fond of the time she spent with her mother whom she spoke of frequently and reminisced about. Cora began her early schooling at Benjamin Banneker School in Loveville, Md. Upon moving to Calvert County, she took up residence with the late Shirley Spriggs Randall and her children who became like siblings to her as well. Cora and the late Samuel Lemuel Wrightson Thomas were united in Holy Matrimony on April 5, 1975 in Owings, Maryland. From that union, four children were born. She was a homemaker and babysat many children until she began her early career at Calvert County Nursing Center where she worked many years. She also held, among other positions, jobs at Holiday Inn, Bayside/ Chesapeake Shores and Options as an adult companion. Cora liked to frequent the casino and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. She loved life and tried to live it to the fullest. She enjoyed listening to soulful music and dancing. She was a devoted member of St Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church. She was also a proud member of the St Mary’s County Chapter of the NAACP as well as the Knights of St. Jerome Society. She leaves to cherish her memory: her loving children, Grace Norton(Sam Cordova), Mary Thomas, Samulyn Holt(James) and Samuel Thomas; grandchildren, Robert Brooks, Christina Noel Norton, Craig Norton, James Holt and Jaelyn Holt; six sisters, Helen Daye(Leon), Mary Francis Baker(Robert, predeceased), Agnes Swales(William, predeceased), Mary Catherine Butler(Roger Awkward), Clare Adams(Joseph), and Marie Butler; brother-in-laws, Morris Thomas(Juanita) and Kenneth Thomas(Theresa Ellen, predeceased); sister-in-laws, Edith Butler(Richard Paul, predeceased), Erna Thomas and Ruth P. Lockett(Abraham, predeceased); adopted

siblings, Addie Hawkins(Philp), Rosalind Gyimah(Daniel), Barbara Means(Charles), Cora Christine Randall, Elijah Randall(Jennifer), Charles Randall(Brenda), and Nathaniel Randall(Karla); one former son-in-law, Craig Norton, and a whole host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and special friends and loved ones too numerous to name. Also preceding her in death were her two brothers, William Butler and James “Jimmy” Butler. Funeral service was held on Monday, March 17 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Claver, St. Inigoes, MD with Rev. Scott Woods officiating. The interment was at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Md. The pallbearers were Melvin Armwood, Louis Baker, Tommy Baker, Andre Emerson, Brandon Trivers and Jaime Wallace. The honorary pallbearers were Joseph Adams, Roger Awkard, Alexis Davis and Jeremy Jones. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

Hazel Chase, 101
Hazel Chase, 101, of Chesapeake Beach, Md. passed away on March 1 at Hospice of the Chesapeake, Harwood, Md. Hazel Chase, lovingly known as “Mumma”, was born Jan. 9, 1913, to the late Will Fostion and Mary Jones. Hazel spent her entire life (101 years) in Calvert County, Maryland; where she also received her childhood education. Hazel accepted Christ and was baptized in her early years at Bethel Way of the Cross Church in Huntingtown, Md. and later became a faithful member (until her health began to fail) of Wards United Methodist Memorial Church in Owings, Md. On May 19, 1932, she was united in marriage to the late Joseph Henry Chase, Sr. Hazel and Joseph were married for 64 years, until the Lord called him home in August 1998. From this union, they had five children. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Henry Chase, Sr.; two sons: Joseph Henry Chase, Jr. and Thomas Henry Chase; one daughter Elsie Marie Chase; and her parents Will Fostion and Mary Jones. Hazel leaves to cherish her memories, her loving and devoted daughter; Josephine Elizabeth Chase (Teen); one son, Calvin Chase (Al-

ice) and one son-in-law, Howard Chase. She also leaves 12 grandchildren -- five that were very dear and special to her heart and of whom she has special nicknames -- James Mackall “Jim”; Leroy Chase “ReRoy”(her #1, special Grandson); Pamela Buck “Pink” (William Buck); Carl Jones “Dumplings or P-Jerbs” and Sonja “Sign”. She also leaves 21 great Grandchildren; 6 Great-Great Grandchildren--with special love and affection to her Great Greatgranddaughter, Toni Mackall. She also leaves one “adopted” daughter, Doris Jones; one “adopted” granddaughter, Brenda Holland; and a special cousin Dashonna Jones. Hazel also leaves to cherish her memories to Sewell Griffith, Marlon Griffith, Mercury Griffith, James Griffith, Carline Harrell, Velma Tolson, Alise Griffith, and Allison Conon. She took great pride in assisting in their upbringing, and the Griffith family loved her and to this day they regarded her as a mother. Funeral service was held on Saturday, March 15 at 11 a.m. at Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md. with Rev. Joan Jones officiating. The interment was at Ernestine Jones Cemetery, Chesapeake Beach, Md. The pallbearers were John Forbes, Allen Contee, Travaugh Jones, Chris Carcia, Dean Jones and Herman Morsell. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, MD.

Lauren, Sean, Dennis, Natera, Tamasia, Philip Jr., Delina, Alexis, Tierra, Jorel and Julian. Her cherished great grandchildren: Michael III, Shimel, Jhazelle, Rhamel, Jahmir and Ethan; her loving sister, Renee Bell; her niece and nephew, Beverly and Wayne Brooks; her dear friend, Ephonia Wills and unfortunately too many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews to list or even count. She was preceded in death by her oldest granddaughter Latoya Page and her older sister Jean Gustus. Funeral service was held on Saturday, March 15 at 3 p.m. at Brooks UM Church, St. Leonard, Md. with Rev. Jason Robinson officiating. The interment was at Brooks UMC Cemetery, St. Leonard, Md. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

Mildred Olene Gray, 70
Mildred Olene Gray, 70, of Chesapeake Beach, Md. passed away on March 10 at her residence after an illness. She was born Mildred Olene Peyton on April 29, 1943 in King George County, Va. to parents Herman Peyton & Frances Washington. In 2002 Mildred married Kenneth William Gray Sr. and became Mildred Gray. She received her education in the District of Columbia School System and graduated from Terrell Jr. High School. She later obtained her GED and continued her education at the University of District of Columbia where she studied nursing. Mildred was employed at Independence Court Nursing Facility in Hyattsville, Md. for several years. After relocating with her husband Kenneth, Mildred worked at Fast Stop in Chesapeake Beach, Md. and was a caregiver for several families in the community. Mildred joined St. Edmonds United Methodist Church on Jan. 12, 2003. She loved her church. Most Sundays you would find her in the morning worship experience and traveling with the Pastor to various services in the afternoon. She was active in many ministries until her health became an issue. Mildred was active as a Communion Steward, a Lay Reader for scripture and the psalter. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Lay Leadership Ministry. During the week when the church hosted the homeless clients for the Safe Nights of Calvert County, you could find Mildred volunteering with the meals. Whenever or wherever there was a need, Mildred was there. Mildred leaves her husband Kenneth Gray Sr.; 5 children: Bobby Douglas Jr., Sharon Douglas, Brenda Hawkins, Francine Harris, and Daphne Braxton; 2 brothers: John and Preston Washington; 1 sister Ethal Mae Howard; 11 grandchildren: Amilia, Frances, Erica, LaTasha, Antoinette, Lorenzo, Isaac, Angel, Angelo, Donald, and Donnell; 13 great grandchildren, 10 step children: Kenneth Gray Jr., LaVart Jones, Kirk Pressly, Rodney Gray, Winfield Gray, Wendy Gray, Debra Gray, Kenneth Gray, Maurice Gray, and Siobahn Scott, 17 step-grandchildren, 2 step-great grandchildren, and a host of family and friends. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 18 at 12 p.m. PM at St. Edmonds UM Church, Chesapeake Beach, MD with Rev. Joan Jones officiating. The interment was at Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk, Md. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

Jacqueline M. Page, 80
Jacqueline M. Page, 80, of Saint Leonard, Md. passed away on March 6 at her residence. Jacqueline was born Feb. 17, 1934 in Baltimore, Md. and was the daughter of Elizabeth Bell and George Rice. Jacqueline was raised by her aunt and uncle, Eva and Archie Wallace. She was educated in Calvert County schools and upon graduation from high school relocated to New York. She was trained to be a hair stylist, but she held various other positions such as babysitter, factory worker, and a staff member of Bellevue Hospital before finally settling at the United States Post Office where she retired as a Supervisor. In 1960, Jacqueline married the late Philip W. Page and from that union they had two sons, Philip Andre and Michael Clinton. While residing in New York, Jacqueline was baptized and became a member of King of Glory Tabernacle Church. After retiring from the Post Office, she returned to her home in Saint Leonard, Maryland where she was attended Brooks United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Sanctuary Choir and Chairperson of the Senior Ministry and Senior Circle. She also volunteered at the Southern Maryland Head Start Center, the Brooks United Methodist Church Food Pantry and the Calvert County Department of Social Services. Jacqueline loved to laugh, listening to music, shopping, being with her family and having fun with friends. She was also proud of obtaining her driver’s license after the age of 65. She was an accomplished cook and baker; she will always be remembered for her gingerbread. Jacqueline touched the lives of many people with her smile and spirit. Jacqueline will forever be remembered by her devoted sons Philip Andre Page (New City, NY) and Michael Clinton Page (St. Leonard, Md.) , her daughter-in-law Patricia Page, her treasured grandchildren Michael Jr.,

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Elizabeth Carnucci, 88
Elizabeth Carnucci, age 88 of Waldorf, Md., passed peacefully on March 17. Elizabeth was born in March, 1925, in Cutro, Italy, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Deodata Procopio. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Carnucci, and loving mother of Anna Pierpont and her husband Gary, Salvatore and his wife Genia, Frank, Joseph and his wife Lu and Hugo. She was the devoted grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sons, Tony and Alfonso, daughter in-law Rene, great-granddaughter Mary Grace Pierpont and Sister Rosalina. Elizabeth arrived in Ellis Island, New York, with her family in 1960. Her new life in America began with their first home in Aquasco, Maryland. A few years later, she began to live the American Dream with the opening of Robin Hood Bakery, a family run Italian Bakery in Camp Springs, Maryland. Soon thereafter, she opened her own Italian Restaurant Riviera Pizzeria in Clinton, Maryland. For the next 20 years, she worked with her family in both businesses and was known to her customers as “Mama”. She always took off Sundays for her family day parties at her home in District Heights, Maryland. Friends were invited to Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1601 West Mt. Harmony Road, Owings, Md. on Thursday, March 20, from 5 to 8 pm, where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, March 21, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Md.

cia King, Laura Young and her husband Dave, and Elizabeth Nolan and her husband Jay. He was the devoted grandfather of Jason McCormick, Clint and Natalie Wood, Tyler Lee, Jaclyn and Ryan Knight, Josephine, Elise and Quinn Nolan. He was the brother of Barbara Connington and the late Dorothy Daulton. King lived in the Prince Frederick area since 2005 and retired from Lyon and Conklin Company as a HVAC sales representative. He enjoyed playing Wii Bowling and calling Bingo with his friends at the Chapline Place, but spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren was always the most important thing in his life. Family invite friends to call at the Lee Funeral Home Calvert, 8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings, Md. on Friday March 21 from 11 am until time of services at 1 pm. Interment at Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk, Md.

Rena Mae Smith, 59
Rena Mae Smith, 59 of Lusby, Md. passed away suddenly on March 16 at her residence. She was born on Sept. 4, 1954 in Dover, DE to Rev. Dr. Rudy C. Brooks and the late Lou Ella Brooks. Rena graduated from Great Mills High School in 1974 and continued her education at the College of Southern Maryland, Calvert County Campus. She was a Medical Technician, and worked at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, Md. Rena was a block captain and President of the Youth Committee in the White Sands Community. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lou Ella Brooks, her son, John C. Smith Jr. and her grandson, Kane Smith. She is survived by her father, Rev. Dr. Rudy C. Brooks of Lexington Park, Md.; her children, Kimberly R. Smith of Lexington Park, Md. and Donald M. Burns Jr. of Lusby, Md.; her siblings, Ruby L. Thompson and her husband Francis of Waldorf, Md., Pearl L. Brooks, Mary H. Brooks and Sarah L. Brooks all of Lexington Park, Md., Jimmie L. Brooks of Prince Frederick, Md., Johnnie L. Brooks and his wife Lillie of Park Hall, Md. and Osie M. Shade of Ridge, Md.; a granddaughter Zoranna R. Smith of Lexington Park, Md. and her Godson, Johnnie L. Brooks Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va.. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 10:30 AM until time of funeral services at 12 Noon in the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD. The Rev. R. Todd Marple will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Mark UAME Church Cemetery, Valley Lee, Md.. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit

ily. She was employed as an EMT and ambulance driver for twenty years and was also a softball umpire. Sylvia was a member of the Greater Washington Amateur Umpires Association for 42 years, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. She was also a member of Friendship UM Church and a former member of Smithville UM Church and the StallingsWilliams American Legion Auxiliary Unit 206 in Chesapeake Beach. Sylvia enjoyed playing softball, and auto racing; she drove Al Unser, Sr.’s car in Upper Marlboro. Most of all, she loved spending time with her granddaughter, Elizabeth, and her nieces and nephews. Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Elsie Mae Hamilton, a son Michael Elgin Butler, and her husband Gerald Butler, who passed away August 25, 2000. She is survived by daughters Deborah S. and Tina M. Butler, a granddaughter Elizabeth M. Butler, and a brother Cecil S. Wayson, all of Dunkirk. Also surviving are nieces Kathy Frost and Robin Boerkel, nephews Kyle, Luke and Seth Wayson; great-nieces Heather, Ashley, Maegan, Kristin, and Kelsey, and a greatgreat nephew Mason. Family and friends were received Tuesday, March 18 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Owings. A funeral service and celebration of Sylvia’s life will be held Wednesday 11 a.m. at Friendship U.M. Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. To leave condolences visit

Estelle Mae Arleo, 89
Estelle Mae Arleo, 89 of Solomons, Md. passed peacefully on March 16. She was born Aug. 28, 1924 in Norfolk, Va. to William Christian and Stella Mae Wolfe residing in Norfolk Va. and Washington Metropolitan Area. She was preceded in death by her husband Dominick. Estelle’s happy and gratifying life was a result of her love for family and friends. She was most happy near water, Patuxent River, Virginia Beach, Mediterranean Sea and the Intercostal Waterway. She is survived by her three loving children and their spouses, Russell and Pat Hall of LaPlata Md., Rennie and Frank Toskey of Chantilly Va., and Edward Lauman and Dee Peters of Solomons Md. Also surviving are her grandchildren Melissa Hawkins and Bethany Lauman, four great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Visitation was Wednesday March 26, from 9 to 11 a.m. with Funeral Service held at 11 a.m., location Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby Md.

Anna Ruth Parreira, 76
Anna Ruth Parreira, 76, a long time resident of Crownsville, Md. and more recently of Lusby, Md. passed peacefully on March 14 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Charlotte Hall, Md.. Anna was born April 10, 1937 in Denning, IL to John and Ursula Zukosky and raised in the coalmining town of West Frankfort, IL. She retired from a career in the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), working at the Fort Meade, MD and Scott Air Force Base, IL facilities. Anna is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred “Rocky” Parreira (MSGT RET), son of the late Robert and Faye Voss, as well as her eight siblings. She is survived by her four loving children and their spouses, Roxanne and Larry Arch of Waldorf, MD, Frank and Cheryl Parreira of Annapolis, MD, Jack and Lara Parreira of Solomons Island, MD, and Mary and Wallace Spangler of Chesapeake Beach, MD. Also surviving are grandchildren Kristin, James, Brian, Jake, Noel, Jesse, Gabriele and Seth; and great grandchildren Camden and Charley. Anna is also survived by her much beloved dog, Missy, who gave her many years of faithful companionship. A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Historic Church, 90 Alexander Lane, Solomons, Md. 20688 on Saturday, March 22 at 12 p.m.. Interment will be on a date to be determined at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Anna’s memory be made to the Wounded Warriors Organization support.woundedwarriorproject. org. Arrangements by the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, Md. For more information or to leave condolences please visit

Joseph Michael DeGeorge, 81
Joseph Michael DeGeorge, age 81, of Chesapeake Beach, Md. passed away March 17. He was born June 28, 1932 in Washington, DC to Luigi and Innocenza (Cataldi) DiGiorgi. Joseph was educated by local schools and attended the University of Maryland. He worked for the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, Va. and retired after 45 years of service. Joseph was a church cantor at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Upper Marlboro, MD for 35 years and was most recently a member of St. Anthony’s Church in North Beach and was a member of its choir. Joseph loved to sing and it was truly a gift. He also enjoyed playing the stock market and collecting old coins. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents and nine brothers and sisters. Surviving are his wife of 54 years Carol A. DeGeorge, daughters Donna M. Downing and her husband, John, of Huntingtown, Md., Jennifer A. DeGeorge of Denver Colo., and Elizabeth A. Walters and her husband, John, of Chantilly, VA; grandchildren Jessica Lynn Downing of Baltimore, Md., Matthew Blake Downing of Towson, Md., Taylor Dahlila and Brodie Van Walters both of Chantilly, Va.; brothers Frank DeGeorge of Annapolis, Md. and Victor DeGeorge and his wife, Maggie, of Bethany Beach, Dele. and sister Louise Alleva of Annapolis, Md. Friends were invited to call on family on Thursday, March 20 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, Md. A Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of his life was celebrated 11 a.m. on Friday, March 21. Interment services were held Friday at 2:45 p.m. at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Burnett-Calvert Hospice House. To leave condolences visit

Jean L. Glaubitz, 88
Jean L. Glaubitz of Morningside, Md., passed away on March 19 at the age of 88. She was born on May 19, 1925, in Lincoln, Nebraska to William John and Anna Fredrica (Siefert) Quapp. Jean was the beloved wife of the late Gerald A. Glaubitz and the loving mother of Carol Lee, Larry Glaubitz and the late Gerald Glaubitz. She was the devoted grandmother of James Lee, Dawn LaBar, Robert Lee, III and Michael Glaubitz. She is also survived by many great-grandchildren and numerous other family and friends. Family invited friends to Lee Funeral Home Calvert, 8200 Jennifer Lane (Rt 4 & Fowler Road), Owings, Md. 20736, on Tuesday, March 25 at 5 p.m. until start of Funeral Services at 7 p.m. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, P O Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, Md. 21727.

Sylvia Wayson Butler, 74
Sylvia Wayson Butler, 74, of Dunkirk passed away March 15 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. She was born at home on the family farm in Jewell, now Dunkirk, on Dec. 7, 1939 to Cecil and Elsie (Sherbert) Wayson. Sylvia was raised on the farm and attended Tracy’s, and Southern Junior and Senior High Schools, graduating in 1957. She married Gerald Butler on Oct. 30, 1960, and they lived in Arkansas and California before returning home to Dunkirk to raise their fam-

Raymond J. King, 79
Raymond J. King of Prince Frederick, Md. passed away on March 17 at the age of 79. He was the beloved Life Partner of the late C. Monica Foy and loving father of Kathy Knight and her husband the late Bill Knight, Kenneth King, Kristine Wood and her husband Mitch, Patri-


The Calvert Gazette

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Teens Speak Out Against Tobacco Use


Senior Citizen News
Get Ready for Summer Calvert County senior centers offer fitness programs for any fitness level. Programs are open to anyone 50 and older. Here is a sample. Calvert Pines offers Walk to the Beat classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. North Beach offers an Increase the Beat aerobic exercise class, Mondays, 9 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Southern Pines offers a Bone Builders class, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:45 a.m. All three sites offer an Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at varying times and days of the week. Contact your local senior center to find out more about these fitness opportunities. Commission on Aging (COA) Are you interested in advocating for older adults and individuals with disabilities in Calvert County? The COA is seeking two new members. The commission meets on the third Thursday of each month. Submit an application to the Board of County Commissioners for appointment to the COA. For more information, call the Office on Aging at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170. Elder Law Pro Bono Day Attorneys from the Maryland State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Section Council will be available to meet seniors by appointment during Elder Law Pro Bono Day, Saturday, April 5, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Calvert Pines Senior Center. Discuss financial powers of attorney, medical advance directives and the free preparation of these forms. Call 410-535-4606 or 301-8551170 to schedule your appointment. Upcoming Trips Enjoy upcoming trips to historic places like the U.S. Capitol and Library of Congress, Monday, April 21; Spirit of Baltimore Cruise and National Aquarium, Thursday, May 15; or Mt. Vernon, Monday, June 2. Sign up early. These trips will fill up fast! For more information, contact Calvert Pines, 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170, North Beach, 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines, 410-586-2748. Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC) Come and bid on beautiful items at the Silent Auction, Friday, April 4, 9 – 11:30 a.m. at Calvert Pines Senior Center. North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) The Annual Peep Contest will be held, Friday, April 4, 10:30 a.m. Be creative and decorate a diorama using “Peeps” as your main component. Prizes will be awarded. Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) Enjoy independent activities such as Board and Wii Games everyday in the dining room before or after lunch, when there is not a scheduled activity. A representative from Calvert Hospice will lead a discussion on end-of-life topics, Tuesday, April 8, 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. EATING TOGETHER MENU Lunches are served to seniors aged 60-plus and their spouses through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act. Suggested donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call: Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170, North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Monday, March 31 Eggplant Parmesan, Breadsticks, Spinach, Green Grapes Tuesday, April 1 Pork BBQ on Bun, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Lemon Bar, Assorted Juices Wednesday, April 2 Fried Chicken, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Jell-O with Fruit, Ice Cream Thursday, April 3 Baked Tilapia, Red Potatoes, Black Beans, Kale, Rice Pudding, Apricots Friday, April 4 Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Salad with Veggies, Italian Green Beans, Clementine

Photo courtesy of Robyn Truslow Names are as follows (starting from the left): People’s Choice award winners Marisa Brock, Roz Plater (the adult in the picture), Alexis Rinker, Eva Hartsig, Erin Clow, Victoria Rodriguez, Bethany Higgs, Julia Roush, Sabrina Pearson.

According to the Maryland Youth Tobacco Survey, about one out of four high school youth in Calvert use tobacco products. Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable deaths in the United States so with funding from the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund, Calvert Library and Calvert County Health Department hosted a contest for teens to produce public service announcements to dissuade youth from using tobacco. Twenty-two youth participated in the contest! There were 67 people at the Red Carpet event with Roz Plater from ABC News as the celebrity emcee. The event included a photo booth, swag bags, and refreshments sponsored by the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund. The venue was decorated by the Calvert Library Teen Advisory Council of Students (TACOS) and they were there to meet and greet in their formal gowns and tuxedos.

Roz Plater, Jonathan Gauthier and Tammy Halterman were the judges for the contest and emcee Plater expressed enthusiasm for all the entries. She said that all three judges were very impressed by the creativity and technological know-how these teens exhibited. A big thank you went out to Charles Gauthier for his support of the contest including donating cameras for teens to use and teaching video editing classes at the library. The People’s Choice award went to Girl Scout Troop 6061. They had over 350 views by the deadline for scoring which means they did an excellent job promoting their video and the anti-tobacco message. The team included Alexis Rinker, Eva Hartsig, Victoria Rodriguez, Erin Clow, Sabrina Pearson, Marisa Brock, Julia Roush and Bethany Higgs. Each took home a Bluetooth speaker as part of their prize. The Judge’s Choice winner was Sydney Bailey’s ad that was a compilation of teens saying why youth shouldn’t use tobacco. Bailey received an Amazon gift card in addition to her trophy. Bailey is a student at Patuxent High School and said that she does a lot of video editing just for fun and she hopes to pursue a career in acting. Keep an eye out for the winning commercial on Comcast channels such as MTV, VH-1, Comedy Central, SyFy, Nickelodeon, ABC Family, TLC, Cartoon Network, Animal Planet and others. Later this spring, all nine winners will take a limo out to dinner together to celebrate their work. If you see them, be sure to congratulate them! The contest was coordinated by Calvert Library, supported by the Calvert County Health Department and funded by the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund. For more information please contact Robyn Truslow at Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 410-535-0291. Submitted by Calvert County Public Library

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Calvert Gazette
Presenting the professionals' favorite properties on the market.


Practice Garage and Workshop Smarts

Featured Homes of the Week

Realtor’s Choice

30 American Lane, Lusby, 20657 | $536,000 BE PART OF THE LUSBY TOWN CENTER EXPANSION! 7 acre Town Center (TC) Village Edge parcel allows for multiple uses. Veterinary Hospital, Trade School, Crematorium, Meeting Hall, Bowling Alley, Skating Rink, Movie Theater, Car Wash, R and D Facility, Worship, Etc. EXISTING 60 ft Right of Way off of MD Rt 765. PUBLIC WATER AND SEWER AVAILABLE.

Completing home improvement projects on your own can be both rewarding and financially responsible. A growing number of homeowners are dabbling in do-it-yourself projects, recognizing both the personal and financial rewards of such undertakings. As more and more homeowners perform their own renovations and other improvement projects, many are outfitting their homes with state-of-the-art workshops and transforming garages into a do-it-yourselfer’s paradise. Safety is vital in any workshop. During a typical home renovation, homeowners will use all sorts of dangerous tools and chemicals, and even the simplest mishap can result in a serious injury. Following safety rules can reduce the risk of injury. Before novice do-it-yourselfers begin working with power tools, they should familiarize themselves with their owners’ manuals and the operating instructions. Some home-improvement retailers offer classes in various home renovation projects and may be able to teach tool usage. Do-ityourselfers should consult professionals with regard to proper tool use and safety. Do not use tools for purposes other than what the tool was intended to do. If machine guards are provided, they should be used and never removed.

with machinery if they are feeling sick or fatigued or while taking medication that can affect concentration or alertness. All it takes is a moment of distraction to cause an injury. Never surprise anyone who is working with power tools and keep unnecessary people out of the workshop, where they might chat and distract others from the tasks at hand. Failure to work in comfortable conditions can result in repetition injuries or muscle strain. Make the workshop as comfortable as possible. Ensure the work table is at the right height. Use a rubber mat on the floor to reduce standing fatigue. Have a stool or chair available for taking breaks. Power cords strewn around the workshop present a tripping hazard. They also make it possible to drag sharp or heavy tools off of tables and workbenches if the cords are pulled or tripped over. A neat workshop is a safer workshop. Pay attention to where tools are kept and keep cords manageable.


Factor in ergonomics

Gloria Abell invites you to visit this beautiful home during the OPEN HOUSE, Saturday March 29, from Noon to 3 p.m. at 21404 Williams Drive, Lexington Park. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and is offered at $ 239,900. Don’t miss this one!


Know your tools

Keep a clean shop

Gloria Abell Sales Master Coldwell Banker Jay Lilly Real Estate 22811 Three Notch Road, California, MD 20619
E-mail: • Office: 301-863-0300 Ext 1311 Toll Free: 800-257-6633 • Cell: 301-904-6808

Dress appropriately

Wear safety gear

Loose clothing and hair can become tangled or lodged in equipment. Do not wear jewelry. Dress comfortably but appropriately for the workshop, being sure to wear sturdy shoes.

Eye, ear and breathing protection are key in any workshop environment. Dust and chemical gases may be present when working with certain products, and debris can be kicked up and enter the eyes, causing irritation or even blindness. Loud power tools can damage sensitive ears, especially when used in a contained room. Always wear goggles, sound-muffling earphones and dust masks when working. Do-it-yourselfers should never work

Assess physical well-being

Children and pets are curious and may wander into a workshop to explore. They can become seriously ill or injured by the bevy of chemicals and tools used for common projects. Some items are flammable and sharp and should always be out of reach. Locking cabinets and drawers can keep tools inaccessible. Also warn youngsters against entering the workshop unattended. As more people engage in do-it-yourself projects, homeowners should reacquaint themselves with safety procedures.

Lock it up

To list a property in our next Realtor’s Choice edition, call Jennifer at 301-373-4125.

The Calvert Gazette

Thursday, March 27, 2014


The Calvert Gazette is always looking for more local talent to feature! To submit art or band information for our entertainment section, e-mail Please submit calendar listings by 12 p.m. on the Monday prior to our Thursday publication.

Dance Your Way Into Fitness
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Dancing, highenergy music and a chance to get in shape – what’s not to like about Zumba Fitness? The idea of being able to get fit while having fun was what attracted Joyce Weaver to Zumba. When she started taking Zumba, she said she was 50 pounds overweight and a smoker. She first tried the class as part of a fitness challenge, and didn’t like it initially. Every teacher is different, Weaver said. After her first class, Weaver was encouraged to try another class with a different teacher and found she enjoyed the workout. She continued the class, eventually loosing weight. She quit smoking, and a year ago got her certification as a Zumba instructor and began holding classes at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates clubhouse. “It’s become part of my lifestyle,” she said. Weaver describes herself as “silly” and her classes are high energy. The cost to participate is a $3 donation per class, though nobody will be turned away if they can’t pay, Weaver said. There are no contracts and she welcomes drop-ins. Not everyone can commit to a series of classes, and she wants to accommodate work and life schedules. She encourages participants to come whenever they can, but not to worry if they miss a couple of classes. Participants who miss a few classes won’t have to worry about falling behind. Weaver introduces a set of dances and uses the same set for a few weeks so participants can get used to them. When she changes dances and songs, she does so one at a time and allows a few classes in between introducing something new. No experience in dance is necessary for Zumba. Weaver said she has students who claim they have no coordination, no rhythm and two left feet. The point is to get moving and be active, Weaver said. Everyone in the class is too busy watching her and having fun to judge anybody. She introduces modifica-

Entertainment Calendar
Thursday, March 27
Dave Norris DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 6 to 10 p.m. Hydra FX Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 7:30 p.m. to midnight D.J. Charlie Thompson Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Team Trivia Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 7 to 9:30 p.m. Karaoke Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Tuesday, April 1
Fair Warning DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 5 to 9 p.m.

Friday, March 28
Dave Norris DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 6 to 10 p.m. Teddy Goldstein Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Photos courtesy of Joyce Weaver

Wednesday, April 2
Music of Johnny Mercer Café des Artistes (41655 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown) – 6 to 9 p.m. Mason Sebastian DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 5 to 9 p.m.

tions for beginners and advanced Zumba students so nobody will feel left out. Zumba doesn’t have only physical benefits, Weaver said. Students benefit mentally, both from the boost of energy they get from exercising and the social outlet Zumba provides. Weaver’s Zumba class is held every Monday at 5:15 p.m. and every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. All classes are held at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates clubhouse located at 500 Clubhouse Drive in Lusby. In addition to the twice-weekly classes, Weaver hosts occasional Zumba parties at the clubhouse. Her most recent party was a blacklight party on March 21, where she strung up blacklights, passed out glow sticks and turned out the lights. She and another instructor took turns leading the class. The most amusing part of the blacklight party was the men who were involved. While men don’t normally attend the classes, she had a few show up at the blacklight party and they got so into the dancing that she was tempted to invite them on stage as instructors. Weaver is planning another party for the summer at a date to be announced. For more information, visit Weaver’s Facebook page at, e-mail joycedoeszumba@yahoo. com or call 301-997-5219. For more information about Zumba, visit

Rum Runners Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m. to midnight Funkzilla Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) Tonight’s Alibi Mango’s (7153 Lake Shore Drive, Rose Haven) – 9 p.m. to midnight

Thursday, April 3
Dave Norris DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 6 to 10 p.m.

Friday, April 4
Dave Norris DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 6 to 10 p.m. Big Money Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m. Justin and Rusty Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 29
Fair Warning DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 6 to 10 p.m. Musician Protection Program Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) – 7:30 p.m. Impact Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Saturday, April 5
Fair Warning DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 6 to 10 p.m. Peter James Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 30
Bluegrass with the California Ramblers Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood)

Sunday, April 6
John Shaw Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) – 11 a.m.

Monday, March 31
Team Trivia DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Calvert Gazette

Library Events
March, Month Long
you find the answers. But that won’t stop us from asking plenty of tough questions. Preregister for $60 per team of up to 6 adults. $300 prize to the winning team! Limited space, register early at any Calvert Library location. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Spectator for Pub Quiz Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6:30 to 10 p.m. Want to watch the fun without the pressure of a team? Or maybe you hope to be picked up by a team that could use another player? You can join us as a spectator for $5. You can participate in the 50/50 raffle and basket raffles. Space is limited so register early at any Calvert Library location. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 in several watercolor societies and has won many awards. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

• Artist of the month: Nevin Bossart; Medium: Acrylic.  Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach Celebrate St. Patrick’s “month” enjoying Nevin Bossart’s seascapes of Ireland. 410-257-2411 • Art in the Stacks: Deborah Watson Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Watercolor artist, muralist and decorative painter specializing in trompe l’oeil. 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Tuesday, April 1
• Flying Needles: Knitting and Crocheting Group Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 7 to 8:45 p.m. Knitting and crocheting group open to anyone wanting to join in and share talents, crafting time or learn a new skill. 410-326-5289 • How to Get Library eBooks to Your Device Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how to use Maryland’s Digital eLibrary and the OverDrive Media Console to check out, download and read library ebooks on your tablet, smartphone, ereader or computer. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Writers by the Bay @ the Library Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Looking for a writers’ group? All writers and would-be writers are welcome to come for critique & camaraderie. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

John Etter will teach the basics of duplicate bridge with some hands-on practice. We will learn a lot about bidding and a bit about the play. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Lifelong Learning - Intro to Computer Coding Python Language Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of the Python programming language to build web apps and manipulate data. The library will have 10 laptops available for use during the program. If you have your own laptop please call to let us know that you will be bringing it so that someone else may use the Library’s. A max of 20 people (10 Library laptops and 10 using their own) will be registered for this class. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Theater Thursdays Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to 11 a.m. Bring your preschoolers for movies and a story. See for the movie this week. 410-326-5289

Thursday, March 27
• Theater Thursdays Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to 11 a.m. Bring your preschoolers for movies and a story. See for the movie this week. 410-326-5289 • Duplicate Bridge Class Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 12:30 a.m. John Etter will teach the basics of duplicate bridge with some hands-on practice. You will learn a lot about bidding and a bit about the play. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • JobSource Mobile Career Center Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 1 to 3 p.m. Stop by to get job counseling, resume help, search for jobs and get connected with Southern Maryland JobSource. This 38’ mobile center features 11 computer workstations, smart board instructional technology, satellite internet access, exterior audio visual and broadcasting capabilities; state-of-the-art workforce applications and connectivity for wireless mobile device access. 410-326-5289

Saturday, March 29
• PlayTime Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-257-2101 • Playtime Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-257-2411 • Playtime Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 11 to 11:30 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other caregivers, and have fun! Bring a non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Courageous Women of Maryland: A Living History Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 2 to 3:30 p.m. To celebrate Women’s History Month, Sherry Mervine, Artistic Director of New Direction Community Theater, produces a living history of Courageous Women of Maryland featuring students primarily from Our Lady Star of the Sea. Content is based on Katherine Kenny and Eleanor Randrup’s book by the same title. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Bring the family! 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Friday, April 4
• On Pins & Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. • JobSource Mobile Career Center Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 1 to 4 p.m. Stop by to get job counseling, resume help, search for jobs and get connected with Southern Maryland JobSource. This 38’ mobile center features 11 computer workstations, smart board instructional technology, satellite internet access, exterior audio visual and broadcasting capabilities; state-of-the-art workforce applications and connectivity for wireless mobile device access. 410-257-2411

Wednesday, April 2
• Cinema Café Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6 to 8:30 p.m. An unemployed single mother, Erin Brockovich, becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply. Movie begins at 6 p.m. Popcorn will be provided. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Lego Mania Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lego enthusiasts will meet monthly to hear a story followed by a Lego building session. Each session will close with sharing time. Legos supplied by library. This month’s theme is Pirate Treasure. Please register. 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • PlayTime Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10:25 to 10:55 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-326-5289

Friday, March 28
• Southern Matinee Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 1 to 4 p.m. This movie, based on the book “The Great Gatsby”, follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, partygiving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin Daisy and her philandering, blue-blooded husband Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. Please register. 410-326-5289 • On Pins & Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Pub Quiz Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6:30 to 10 p.m. For one night only, the library won’t help

Saturday, April 5
• Brain Games: Mahjongg, Bridge, Scrabble & more Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 12 to 3 p.m. Want to learn Mahjongg or Bridge? Hope to make your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a great way to keep your brain sharp while having fun! Join us! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Garden Smarter: Companion and Succession Planting Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about mutually beneficial crop relationships, keep insects at bay, attract beneficial insects, enhance the health of garden soil and have great tasting veggies., 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Playtime Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 11 to 11:30 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other caregivers, and have fun! Bring a non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Thursday, April 3
• Code Name 4-5-6 Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For 4th-6th grade eyes only! 4th – 6th grade students are invited to this series of events that uses plenty of hands-on activities to have fun with reading! Each month we will explore a new theme and introduce a great chapter book on the topic. No advanced preparation is needed and a snack will be provided. This month’s topic: Ben and Me and You. Please register. 410-257-2411 • Duplicate Bridge Class Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 12:30 p.m.

Monday, March 31
• Monday Morning Movies & More Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 11 a.m. Bring the little ones for a movie and a story! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

April, Month Long
• Artist of the month: Jacquelyn J. Dinora; Medium: Watercolor Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way Dinora’s paintings have been shown at the Alexandria Art League’s gallery in Old Town. She has been accepted for membership

Thursday, March 27
• Social Media Workshop Calvert One Stop Career Center – 1 p.m. Did you know that recruiters are using Social Media now more than ever to find potential employees? The Calvert One Stop Career Center offers a free workshop on how to make the most of Social Media to enhance your job search and market your skills and talents. This workshop will provide a basic understanding of the different social media outlets and what role they play in today’s job market. We will also provide tips on networking with professionals in your industry and the importance of branding. You must be registered with the Maryland Workforce Exchange in order to attend this free workshop which is held on the 4th Thursday of every month. For more info and to register please visit

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Thursday, March 27, 2014


Community Events
Thursday, April 3
• Introduction to Python Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 p.m. Do you have access to a laptop and interested in learning how to do some computer programming? Calvert Library Prince Frederick is offering an Introduction to Computer Coding Python Language Workshop. Python is a widely used general-purpose programming language that can be used for a wide variety of computer projects. The class will follow the online Codecademy curriculum so could be done on your own. If you prefer the group setting with people around to help answer questions, this workshop will be useful to you. You will need to bring your own laptop or be added to the waiting list for a library laptop. Visit the library website at calvert.lib. or call the library to register. For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862. or like us on Facebook. • Heritage Hike Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach – 9:30 a.m. Join us on a hike through time as we walk on sections of the old Chesapeake Beach Railway train bed. Railway history experts will narrate the trip. Wear good walking shoes, bring a bag lunch. Meet at the at 9:30 a.m. to start. Free. Public welcome. Call the museum: 410-257-3892 for details. • Praise-N-Thunder DC Homeless Outreach Dunkirk Baptist Church, 11275 Southern Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk - 11AM Meet in the main building kitchen to make lunches and travel to DC. The group will leave the church at noon and return by 3 p.m.. Donations of men or women’s clothes, socks and shoes, travel size toiletries, coats, hats and gloves are needed. Contact: Tim Duelley at 240.997.0316 or visit for more information. • Treasures Sale All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 100 Lower Marlboro Road, Sunderland - 8 a.m. to noon Find great buys, gently used items and perhaps an antique inside of the Parish Hall. Located at intersection of Routes 2 and 4. There will be free admission and free parking. For more information, call 301-855-7570. • Bringing Education Home The Tidewater School, 120 Cox Road, Huntingtown, Maryland – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On April 5, Bringing Education Home will host its kickoff event at the Tidewater School in Huntingtown. The kickoff will feature an educational and craft bazaar, children’s activities, mini-seminars, various vendors from local businesses and organizations, and fun for the whole family. Also offered will be information sessions on the six-seminar Bringing Education Home series aimed at enriching your child’s home learning environment. Whether you home school or send your child to school, this seminar series is designed to enrich your understanding of learning across the curriculum within a progressive, child centered framework. Presented by the Montessori-trained faculty of The Tidewater School, the seminars will focus on educational models that are progressive, experiential, developmentally respectful and well researched. The program is offered as a series of six, three or single seminars on Saturday mornings, beginning April 12 and running through June. Registration information will be available at the kick off event. This event is held in collaboration with Well Mamas, a natural living collective of southern Maryland. For more information, please contact The Tidewater School at 410-257-0533.

13480 Dowell Road, Solomons – 1 to 4 p.m. Member Cost: $40 Nonmember Cost: $45 Materials Fee: $45 due to instructor at class Instructor: Tricia Hall Students will learn how to fuse .999% pure silver wire using a torch. We will then link the rings together, changing shapes of the links and adding texture, forming a bracelet. A great beginner class for anyone interested in metal work! Registration required. Call 410-3264640 to register. For more information, visit

Monday, March 31
• $3 -Zumba® Fitness with Joyce Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse, 500 Clubhouse Drive, Lusby – 5:15p.m. Hey Party People! Come get your party on with Zumba(R) Fitness at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse. Only $3 donation per class Visit and “Like” Joyce on facebook @

Friday, March 28
• SM’s Connections Literary Series: Authors Robert and Patien College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road – 7:30 p.m. Robert and Patience Mason discuss their books, “Chickenhawk” and “Recovering from the War,” which deal with Robert’s experiences in the war, and the struggle to combat Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Connections Series features award-winning contemporary writers, poets and artists who share their work with Southern Maryland residents. Tickets are $3 through advance sale at the CSM box office and $3 at the door with a student ID. General admission at the door is $5. For tickets, contact the box office at or call 301-934-7828. • Spring Craft & Vendor Show Registration First Baptist Church of Calvert County, 1522 German Chapel Road, Prince Frederick – 9 a.m. Spring Craft and Vendor Show Registration is on! The event will take place on April 12, 2014 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. FBC is currently taking table reservations for this event. Space is limited, so don’t delay! For more information or to reserve a table go to All proceeds made from the table reservations go to support our Summer camp for teens. 410-535-1669

Friday, April 4
• Hairspray, Jr. Northern Middle School, 2954 Chaneyville Road, Owings – 7 p.m. April 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. - Northern Middle School presents “Hairspray Jr.” at the Mary Harrison Center in Owings. This uplifting and hysterical musical takes place in Baltimore in the 1960s. $8 per person. Age 4 and under free.

April, Month Long
• ArtWorks@7th Gallery presents “Sister Act” ArtWorks@7th, 9128 Bay Avenue, North Beach ArtWorks@7th will be featuring the works of Pat Blackerby and Selena DaughtreyAndersen. Pat works in acrylics and oils; Selena will be presenting works in various media. The show runs April 3 through 27 with an opening reception on April 5, 1 to 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, April 5
• ArtWorks@7th Gallery presents “Sister Act” ArtWorks@7th, 9128 Bay Avenue, North Beach – 1 to 5 p.m. ArtWorks@7th will be featuring the works of Pat Blackerby and Selena DaughtreyAndersen. Pat works in acrylics and oils; Selena will be presenting works in various media. The show runs April 3 through 27 with an opening reception on April 5. Light refreshments will be served. • Free Rabies Vaccinations for Pets Available at Clinics Saturday, April 5 - Northern High School, 2950 Chaneyville Road, Owings – 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12 - Huntingtown High School, 4125 Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown Saturday, May 3 - Patuxent High School, 12485 Southern Connector Blvd., Lusby The Calvert County Health Department is sponsoring rabies clinics in the coming weeks, offering free rabies vaccinations for county pets. Clinics will be open from 10 a.m. to noon. Proof of prior vaccination is required to receive the three-year vaccine. Eligible pets include cats, dogs and ferrets in carriers or on leashes and muzzled if necessary. Feral or stray animals cannot be accommodated. Calvert County pet licenses will also be available at the rabies clinics. Pet licenses are $7 for spayed or neutered pets (proof required) and $20 for those not spayed or neutered. For more information, call the Calvert County Health Department at 410-535-5400 or 410-535-3922. Visit online at For information on Calvert County Government, visit

Tuesday, April 1
• Jobseekers Networking Seminar Calvert County One-Stop Career Center, 200 Duke St., Ste.1400 – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join a series of seminars sponsored by Southern Maryland JobSource and hosted by business leaders in the region. They’ll share what character traits, skills and abilities make a good employee, and also provide tips on how to snag a job, how to keep a job, and what it takes to impress the boss! Time will be provided to network with the speaker and other jobseekers. This week’s seminar is presented by Kathy MacAdams of SBTDC Network talking about “The Elevator Pitch, Your Million Dollar Message.” Please contact the Business Services Representative or register online to reserve space. For more information, visit mwejobs., contact Belinda Denton,, or call 443-550-6759. Equal Opportunity Employer/Program– Auxiliary Aids are available upon request for people with disabilities.

Saturday, March 29
• Keep Your Colon Rollin’ 5K Walk/Run Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, 10515 Mackall Road, St Leonard – 9 a.m. Entry Fee: $25 by March 23; $35 Race Day Registration: Mail in form: Make Checks Payable To: Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation For more information: Contact Calvert County Health Department 410-535-5400, ext. 348

Wednesday, April 2
• $3 -Zumba® Fitness with Joyce Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse, 500 Clubhouse Drive, Lusby – 6:30 p.m. Hey Party People! Come get your party on with Zumba(R) Fitness at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse. Only $3 donation per class Visit and “Like” Joyce on facebook @

Sunday, April 6
• Merry-Go-Round Detective Bayside History Museum, 4025 4th Street, North Beach – 2 p.m. Take a look at our full-size replica merry-go-round animals, then learn some very cool details to impress your friends, hear a story and do a craft! $1 per child. Drop-in program, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, March 30
• Metal Fusing for Beginners Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center,


Thursday, March 27, 2014

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