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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Calvert Wants its Own


Animal Shelter
In LOCAL

Animal Matters
Hearing Board Approved for Public Hearing

IN LOCAL

Additional Staff Hired to Monitor


Zika Infected Mosqitos

Photo by Frank Marquart

IN community

Family Of Eight Moves To


Make A Difference

The Calvert County Times

Calvert
Announces
Plans for New
Standalone
Animal Shelter
See Page 10

Thursday, May 19, 2016

feature story

There was one


compelling reason why
we are taking this step,
growth.
-Calvert County Commissioner
President Evan Slaughenhoupt

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Additional Staff Hired to Monitor Zika Infected Mosquitoes


By Crista Dockray
Staff Writer
At their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, the Calvert County
Board of County Commissioners
heard the Calvert County Health Departments (CCHD) semi-annual update. According to the report from
CCHD, the Zika Virus has infected
around 500 U.S. residents, which includes 16 Marylanders, none of which
are from Calvert County.
The report said the Zika Virus is
transmitted by mosquitoes and sexual
contact and is proven to cause a large
amount of damage to both fetal and
adult brains.
Calvert County Government is
working with Maryland Dept. of Agriculture to monitor mosquito population, the report said. They are making
preparations for mosquito eradication
if needed and the CCHD is working
with the county government to provide money for mosquito traps, print
public information material, and provide educational outreach across the
county.
According to a memo from the Department of General Services that was
discussed later that same day, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
has released a guidance document on
surveillance and control of mosquito
species related to the Zika Virus. The
Maryland Department of Health and Graphic Provided by Calvert County Health Department
Mental Hygiene is currently drafting
Zika Virus.
a Maryland Surveillance and Control
They are looking to pay the salaries via
plan. With these new documents in place,
the worry is that the new responsibilities on federal and state funding, but it is not guarthe county will stress the current staff caus- anteed that the money will come through.
The motion to hire the four new positions
ing the need for additional members.
The additional members will be seasonal passed five to zero.
and will assist in the surveillance and concrista@countytimes.net
trol of mosquitoes that are related to the

Animal Matters Hearing Board Approved for


Public Hearing
By Crista Dockray
Staff Writer
The Animal Control Unit is requesting an
Animal Matters Hearing Board to be established within the County.
According to Craig Dichter, Chief Animal Control Officer, back in March 2008,
the previous Board of County Commissioners adopted some changes to the Chapter 7 animal ordinance, which at that time,
had language put into it that allowed for
an Animal Matters Hearing Board. It later
had to be removed because a legislative request was required, which was eventually
approved.
Now, they Animal Control Unit is trying once again to make the Hearing Board
come to life. According to Dichter, a lot of
research has gone into their request for a
board, including going up to Charles County to see how their Animal Matters Hearing
Board functions.
According to Dichter, all cases for noncompliance of citations are currently given
to District Court for a hearing and the
dangerous animal appeals are heard by a
Lieutenant in the Calvert County Sheriffs
Office.

If the Animal Matters Hearing Board is


approved, it would shift the responsibilities
and even take on more, like settling disputes and complaints.
It clears up the court system, it clears us
up from having be in the courts, and if there
is any fines, it is coming back to the county
now instead of to the courts, said Dichter
about the benefits.
The board will consist of five members,
three citizens with only one allowed to have
an affiliation with an animal rescue group,
one deputy sheriff and one veterinarian or
veterinarian technician. They will meet
at least once every three months to hear
and decide all the administrative appeals.
They will also make recommendations for
changes to the local ordinance.
There are several items that we would
like to see changed, said Dichter.
It is requested that all five members be
citizens of Calvert County and they will be
hired as any other board would.
The report said the fiscal impact will be
minimal, but it has yet to be determined.
Commissioners approved the matter to go
to public hearing five to zero.
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County Commissioners (BOCC) announces that nominations are being
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Nominated volunteers might be a
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or festival; or the person who gives
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All nominees will be honored at a
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Development, our visitor sites and attractions and the services available to
assist county businesses, call 410-5354583 or 301-855-1880; send an e-mail
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Heroes at Annual Volunteer Awards

The 2016 Nominating Committee for


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative
(SMECO) met on Saturday, May 7, 2016,
and chose candidates for the five seats
up for election on SMECOs Board of
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In addition to nominations made
by the Nominating Committee, any 15 or
more SMECO members acting together
may make other nominations by petition.
SMECO customer-members running by
petition should also complete and submit a
Board of Directors Candidate Application.
To obtain a candidate application and petition, contact Terrie Krupitzer at 240-5289747 or Terrie.Krupitzer@smeco.coop.
SMECO must receive completed candidate applications and petitions by Friday,
June 24, 2016. Applications and petitions
may be mailed to SMECO, Attention: Joseph Densford, Board Attorney, P.O. Box
1937, Hughesville, Maryland 20637, or delivered to Terrie Krupitzer at 15035 Burnt
Store Road in Hughesville. Nominations
will be posted in each SMECO office and
available online.
SMECO
customer-members
will elect five directors to serve three-year
terms by voting for one Board seat in Calvert County, two seats in Charles County,
one seat in Prince Georges County, and
one seat in St. Marys County.

Members may vote in person at
SMECOs 2016 Annual Members Meeting on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at the
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Regency
Furniture Stadium in Waldorf. The venue
provides ample parking, comfortable seating, and accessibility.

Absentee mail-in ballots will
also be available to members who wish
to vote but cannot attend the meeting. To
request an absentee mail-in ballot, call

1-888-440-3311, extension 4722, between


July 18 and August 5, or complete an online form on the Co-ops website at www.
smeco.coop. Customer-members may also
mail a request for an absentee mail-in ballot to SMECO Annual Meeting, P.O. Box
670, Hughesville, MD 20637. The following information must be included in the
request: account number, phone number,
service address, and mailing address.
SMECO will mail member identification cards with information about the
meeting to customer-members in late July.

SMECO - The Cooperative Difference

Nearly 80 years ago, when rural areas


needed electricity, cooperatives were created. Visionary men and women helped
to form the Southern Maryland Electric
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southern Prince Georges County, and
all but the northeast portion of Calvert
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Cooperatives are distinctly different
from investor-owned utilities because coops are owned by their customers. Customer-members elect the men and women
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Thursday, May 19 2016

The Calvert County Times

Calvert County Officials Urge Awareness


During Hurricane Preparedness Week

National Hurricane Preparedness Week


began Sunday, May 15, and the Calvert
County Division of Emergency Management is teaming with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and
the National Weather Service (NWS) to promote citizen awareness and preparedness.
The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from
June to November but most hurricane-like
weather is seen between mid-August and
late October. Calvert County is at risk for
strong winds, heavy rain, inland flooding
and other severe weather. Residents can be
weather ready by ensuring they know
how to get a warning, have a plan and practice safety tips.
The NWS reports that in Maryland it is
possible to see hurricanes or hurricane-like
activity during the summer. NWS notes
that damage to coastlines and destruction
several hundred miles inland is possible
with these tropical storms. Hurricanes can
produce up to 150 mile-per-hour winds,

devastating high tides, flooding from torrential rain and even tornadoes.
This time of year is a good time to sign
up for Calvert ALERT, a notification system that can send messages by text, email,
fax, land line and pager. Residents are
urged to visit the county website and click
the Emergency Alerts link to register for
the notification service. Those without Internet access can call 410-535-1600, ext.
2638, to sign up. Residents are also encouraged to stay on top of emergency information by downloading the free Prepare Me
Calvert mobile application now available
for iOS (Apple) and Android devices.
To learn more about emergency preparedness, contact the Calvert County
Department of Public Safety, Division
of Emergency Management, at 410-5351600, ext. 2638. For information on Calvert
County Government, visit www.co.cal.
md.us or like us on Facebook.

Residents can also take actions to remain safe by practicing the following tips:

Stay tuned to radio and TV stations for official weather information.

Follow instructions and advice given by emergency officials.

Stay indoors during the hurricane and away from windows and glass doors.

Close all interior doors; secure and brace external doors.

Take refuge in a small interior room, closet or hallway on the lowest level.

Avoid using the phone except in the case of emergencies.

Avoid elevators.

If you live in a mobile home, plan to leave. Mobile homes are unsafe in high
winds.

Do not attempt to evacuate during the height of a hurricane. You are safer in
your home than out on the road.

Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purposes such as for cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill a bathtub or other large container with water. This is important for those
whose water runs off of an electrical system.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

FootGolf Course Premiers at Chesapeake


Hills Golf Course This Weekend

LUSBY, Md. May 12, 2016 The Calvert County Division of Parks and Recreation will unveil a FootGolf course at the
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course in Lusby,
May 14. The first course of its kind in
Southern Maryland, FootGolf is a precision sport requiring players to kick a soccer ball into a cup, located yards away from
the golf greens, by using as few attempts
as possible. FootGolf is quickly growing in
popularity in the United States and around
the world.
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course will hold
the FootGolf course grand opening at 3
p.m. during the golf courses annual Spring
Fling event. This new course consists of 18
American FootGolf League (AFGL)-certified holes, with two sets of tees to match
any skill level. Players can bring their own
soccer ball or balls can be rented or pur-

chased at our pro shop.


The AFGL recognizes 480 FootGolf
courses in 48 states
across the country.
The new Chesapeake Hills FootGolf
course offers a fun
experience for amateurs and experts
alike.
Chesapeake Hills
Golf Course is Calvert Countys premier
golf destination. Located at 11200 H G
Trueman Road, the course offers an 18hole championship course. Learn more at
www.chesapeakehills.com. For more information about FootGolf, visit the AFGL
at www.footgolf.net.

Interested in learning more about one of the worlds Oldest Fraternities,


the Freemasons. Come on out to the Thomas J. Shryock Lodge #223 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons Open House on Saturday, 21 May, from
9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and bring the family.
We are located at 24410 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood, MD. Members will be there to answer any questions you may have about our Fraternity and its different collateral bodies, and please take advantage of our
free Child Identification program event. This program provides parents with
a free disc containing a recent photo, finger prints, voice sound track of their
child, as well as a DNA sample which they can provide to Police Officers in
the event their child is missing.
Photos from http://www.co.cal.md.us/

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The Coastal Arts Market ShowcasesBryan and WendyYoung. The Youngs
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Be sure to visit us in May, you wont want
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some of their beautiful hand crafted products, enjoy.
We are the Youngs! We have a passion
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We like having a feeling of purpose. We
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and the rest of our time is spent traveling
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We tailor our items to what we are familiar with and themes that we hold dear
to our hearts. Bryan is a Maryland native
and anyone from Maryland knows blue
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cuisine of the area. In true Marylander
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creature themed items such as mermaids,
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THE MEN AND WOMEN OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND


SOME OF OUR GREATEST UNSUNG HEROES
Southern Marylanders You Should Know
By David Spigler
Contributing Writer
On May 15, 2016, we will observe
Peace Officers Memorial Day and
commence the annual celebration of
National Police Week to pay tribute to
the local, state, and Federal peace officers who have died in the line of duty.
This holiday was created on October
1, 1961 when the US Congress asked
President John F. Kennedy to designate
this date to honor all of our fallen police. A year later, the President signed
this Bill into law to pay tribute to the
law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice
for our country and to voice our appreciation for all those who
currently serve on the front lines of the battle against crime
I am privileged to count many former and current members
of our Calvert, St. Marys and Charles County Sheriffs Offices, the Maryland State Police, US Capitol Police, and our Department of Natural Police among my friends here in Southern
Maryland. They are all exceptional individuals, thoroughly
dedicated to their profession, and extremely motivated to serve
our citizens while preserving the peace. The great thing about
these unsung heroes that I admire the most is knowing when
they take their uniforms off, they are just good, wholesome
people just like you and I. They love to have fun and they
exude a great deal of friendliness that belies their seriousness
for their profession.
In all of my life, I dont know of a time when a Police Officer
has had more of a challenge and is faced with more pressure
and scrutiny in order to perform his or her job to the expectation of others. I believe a good cop has unfairly come under
the gun to prove himself or herself to various factions and
media types who have no real appreciation for the service our
police provide our citizens on a daily basis. I know personally of the lack of credit provided these dedicated professionals
whose efforts go above and beyond the call of duty, yet are so
often taken for granted.
I am especially taken back by the recent surge in the loss
of life of so many of our fine officers within our nearby area;
the loss of the Montgomery County Police Officer killed during a routine traffic stop by a drunk driver, the horrific loss of
a lady cop and former Marine in Prince William County on
her first day on duty, the unfortunate loss of a Prince Georges
County undercover cop by friendly fire, and the recent unprovoked shooting of a Virginia State Trooper at the Richmond
bus terminal are just a very few of the sad tragedies that have
given me pause and cause me to wonder where do we find
these wonderful heroes willing to put their lives on the line for
us, day in and day out.
To better understand what is there about this often thankless occupation that makes a man or woman aspire to be a police officer, I sought out the thoughts of several of my police
friends as to why they chose law enforcement for their lifes
work? Let me take a few moments to share with you their responsesour County Sheriff Mike Evans is the son of the former Deputy Superintendent of the Maryland State Police and
was the biggest influence for his decision to become a trooper
himself following a stint in the Army. Sheriff Tim Cameron
in Saint Marys County wanted to get involved with helping
people and police work provided numerous ways for him to
serve the citizens every day. Calvert Assistant Sheriff, Major
Dave McDowell, also is the son of a police officer and was
inspired by seeing his dad go to work in his uniform every
day. He was impressed by the respect he gave and received
from everyone and watched the pride he exuded whenever
he stated he was a Prince Georges Police Officer. My friend,
Lt, David Payne with the Calvert County Sheriffs Office and
former County Mardi Gras King, decided to become a police
officer while on active duty as a United States Marine. The
Corps instilled in David the traits of Dependability, Integrity,
Dedication, Initiative, Bearing, Unselfishness, Courage, and
Loyalty. He wanted to use these traits in a career once he left
the military. Law enforcement allowed him the best opportunity to apply this knowledge. Lieutenant Rosemary King
Chappell, a Maryland State Trooper, also grew up in a law
enforcement family and liked the idea of helping others while
trying to make a difference. She enjoyed working with a team
and the brotherhood it brings. She chose the State Police
because of their reputation and professionalism they always
displayed! I am with you Lieutenant!
Further, Deputy David Gatton always knew he wanted to
be a police officer, and after many twists and turns he finally

made his way back to becoming a career officer. Looking


back, his only wish is that he would have started much earlier
in life pursuing his dream. Another friend, Lt. Shawn Garren,
a member of the Maryland Natural Resources Police grew up
in New York and at a very young age wanted to be a Game
Warden due to his love of nature and his passion for fishing,
hiking, boating, and biking. Upon moving to Maryland with
his parents, he learned this agency provides so much more in
the way of challenges than the position of a Game Warden.
He has loved every minute of his work during a 28 year career. Sam Hooper, the husband of one of my co-workers and
a retired Prince Georges County Police Officer now working
for the Charles County Sheriffs Officer, was motivated to become a Police Officer because he knew he wanted to make
a difference for people and families in the community who
could not defend themselves from criminals who prey on
them. Well said, sir! By the way, Sam was born on May 15th,
the day created to nationally recognize police officers. He
cannot imagine any better way to spending his birthday every
year in any other way then to honor those men and woman that
made the ultimate sacrifice, Each year he and his family visit
the Police Memorial in DC to honor these fallen heroes on his
birthday!
You may not know, but two of our five current Calvert
County Commissioners are retired career police officers. Former President of the BOCC, Commissioner Pat Nutter remembers as a young lad on an outing with his mother spotting a
tall, sharp, neatly uniformed State Trooper with shiny brass
and shoes. At that early age, he thought he was looking at
the real Superman! This impression led to Pat completing a
30 year career in law enforcement. And Commissioner Tom
Hejl, former Assistant Calvert County Sheriff, had a similar
experience as a youngster when he and his dad went into a
restaurant in Baltimore. Sitting at the counter in an impressive
looking uniform sat a big, very erect State Trooper. Tom told
his dad right then and there he was going to be a State Trooper.
And as he grew up, he stuck by his guns and made it happen.
In fact he had an illustrious 25 year career with the State Police
followed by a second career as a Calvert County Deputy.
I wanted to know more about this work, so I asked each
of my friends to tell me something about their profession that
brought them their greatest joy or fondest memory. I knew
it had to be more than just the respect the uniform provided
them. Sheriff Evans was proudest of his record of removing over 800 drunk drivers from the roadways, worked hard
to solve cases, and treated everyone with respect, even the
suspects who were uncooperative. He always used the least
amount of force possible and felt the most rewarded when he
was able to arrest a suspect without any innocent people becoming hurt in the process.
Sheriff Cameron has literally hundreds of great memories
during his time in law enforcement, but it is the Shop With
A Cop program each Christmas that stands out the most. He
thinks its a great way to get out in the public and interface with
young people at an early age to establish relationships that will
last a lifetime. He thinks it is an excellent means to make an
impression and provides him with a great deal of satisfaction.
Major McDowell felt there were many great feelings of accomplishment during his long career, but at the top of his list is
the day he was sworn in as the Assistant Sheriff and have his
son watch as his father pinned on his badge was an especially
unique moment he will never forget. Further he feels his
many years as a child abuse investigator gave him his greatest
sense of achievement.
Lieutenant David Payne also had so many good memories
from his many years in law enforcement, but the ones he considers his best are those that come back when he sees folks
he previously helped or arrested and they thank him. These
memories convinces David he did make a difference, often
times bigger than he would ever thought possible.
Deputy David Gattons fondest memories involve his work
with the youth of the community who he often comes into contact with. He enjoys standing around talking with them, and
laughing and carrying on in a friendly atmosphere. He feels
it good when they can see law enforcement as the good guy,
not the one who causes bad news when he shows up. He has
great conversations with them and hopes this leaves a good
impression. He hopes he has been able to steer them down the
right path. And if just one young person with whom he has
come into contact avoids drugs or crime, he says his whole
career was well worth it!
Lieutenant Chappell remembers working for the Calvert
Investigative Team [CIT] investigating a homicide. With two
other members of the Team, they tracked the suspect to North
Carolina and located him and got a full confession. The law
enforcement officials in North Carolina were amazed at the
Teams tenacity, stating they found one illegal from a group
of 200,000 was like finding a needle in a haystack!
Lieutenant Garren says there is no one memory that stands

out, but looking back over the 28 years of service, it is the feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction it gives him. When
you do your job day in day out, you dont always realize the
difference you may have made. But when you look at your
entire career you can see there are less drunken boaters on
our waterways, and less confrontation with hunters and others involving conservation cases. He states success is not
measured in the number of tickets or warnings one issues, but
really is determined by the number of people you have reached
and changed their minds on why conservation and public safety is so important.
Deputy Sam Hooper sees his great joy as the ability to give
back to our next generation of officers. Currently, as a member
of his Departments Field Training Officers Program [FTOP],
he truly enjoys sharing his experiences and training with their
newest officers. More importantly, he feels it a privilege to
share in their career experiences and their journey.
Commissioner Pat Nutters fondest memory of his time as
a law enforcement officer was earning the reputation of being known as Andy the sheriff on the Andy Griffith Show
and later on Mayberry RFD. He remembers taking calls in
the middle of the night or folks coming to his door at 2:00 and
3:00 AM seeking help with their family or domestic issues and
having the patience and understanding to listen to their problems and offer what assistance he could provide. He always
felt close to his community and derived great joy in removing
his gun belt to play football with the kids! He say he has been
doing this long before it became fashionable in social media
venues such as Facebook.
Commissioner Tom Hejl recalls handling a domestic violence case long before these incidents became newsworthy. He
handled the case by the book as he was taught. Years later the
victims sister approached him and thanked him profusely for
saving her sister and treating her with such kindness. In another case he was working a string of burglaries in the County and
ultimately identified two suspects. In writing search warrants
for these two residents, the criminal investigation team went in
and recovered over $100,000 worth of stolen property most of
which was returned to the rightful owners. Finally he derived
great satisfaction in knowing he assisted so many people in a
positive way during his career. He is often thanked for doing
things he cant even remember. He knows he has saved several
lives along the way. Yet his greatest satisfaction comes from
knowing he remained true to his values and those values the
State Police instilled in him during his training and throughout
his 25 year career. He continues to live by that creed today.
Having received these inputs from these fine gentleman
and lady, I am even more impressed that these folks are just
normal, dedicated people who are down to earth, yet passionate in their desires to help others and make a difference. And
each officer is special in finding the where with all and the
reasons to go to work each day. Many of the people I know
well who have been friends of mine for a long time tell me they
could never do what these folks have done. I put myself in this
same group. There is no way I can see myself going out into
this world every day with the current and potential issues our
nation is facing.
I intended to include in this story some of the downsides
my police friends have endured. Many of these great individuals are uncomfortable thinking about the bad days, much less
writing about them. I knew this part of the story might be
difficult, and my attempts were to make this a positive tribute
to these heroes. So out of respect to these friends, I will forego
this side of the story. Suffice to say, one only has to watch the
current crop of television crime shows and police stories to
realize there are moments in every cops life that would scare
most of us away from ever wanting to pursue this line of work.
This knowledge makes me even more aware and appreciative
of the dangers a police officer faces on a regular basis. It is so
unbelievable that there are people willing to accept the negative aspects of this work knowing they will face these burdens
daily over a 20 year, 30 year, or longer career. Where do we
find these magnificent people???
I truly want to thank my special contributors to this story;
Sheriff Mike Evans, Sheriff Tim Cameron, Assistant Sheriff
David McDowell, Lieutenant David Payne, Deputy David
Gatton, Lieutenant Rosemary Chappell, Lieutenant Shawn
Garren, Deputy Sam Hooper and Commissioners Nutter and
Hejl. Thank you for your responses, but most of all thank you
for the dedicated years of service you so professionally provided to all of our citizens! Lastly, I wish to salute all the members
of law enforcement, not only here in Southern Maryland, but
throughout our great Nation for your great individual sacrifices. Thank you! And please be safe!

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Calvert Announces Plans for New


Standalone Animal Shelter
By Crista Dockray
Staff Writer
On Tuesday, the Calvert County Board
of County Commissioners announced their
plans for a new animal shelter and adoption
facility. The shelter will be for Calvert only
and Calvert will be pulling out of the current tri-county animal shelter once the new
shelter comes online.
At the press conference, Slaughenhoupt
explained that it is well known that the existing animal shelter needs significant improvements. He said that after studying the
options with the current shelter, they have
concluded that the anticipated costs of the
potential tri-county animal shelter replacement along with additional staffing would
likely be about the same as taking a separate approach.
Another large factor is that the current
shelter is just too small to handle all of the
animals within the tri-county area.
There was one compelling reason why
we are taking this step, growth, said Calvert County Commissioner President Evan
Slaughenhoupt.
In the past, the tri-county population
was 85,000 people. Right now we have
90,000 people just in Calvert County alone,
so clearly weve outgrown that facility
said former county commissioner Linda
Kelley.
The new animal shelter in Calvert County was made possible by a public/private
partnership with Rick Bailey from Marrick
Properties.
What a wonderful, fabulous opportunity that has presented itself, said Slaughenhoupt. We have been pleased, honored,
and humbled to have an outstanding citizen
and a true gentleman of our county.
Bailey said he had heard about the issue

through George Stewart, a partner of Marrick Properties, who called him up sometime last fall with the idea. After presenting
the idea to the commissioners, the project
went forward.
Im honored and privileged to play a
part in this with our organization to help
the county, said Bailey.
Marrick Properties will be building the
property and the county will be leasing the
facility with the option to purchase in the
future.
Bailey said that they have already hired
a nationally known architect and engineers
that have a reputation for animal facilities
and that they have already done an initial
needs analysis assessment.
Its going to be a well thought out facility, its going to be a well constructed facility and we are just privileged to play a part
in it, said Bailey.
According to the County Administrator
Terry Shannon, the size of the shelter will
be anywhere from 8,000 to 14,000 square
feet and it will employ up to 10 full time
positions, including a volunteer coordinator and a manager.
Slaughenhoupt said that it has plans to
include a walking trail and a barn, which
means it will house not just household pets.
Calvert countys announcement of this
new shelter comes very early in the planning process so we really dont have a lot of
the operational details finalized, they are in
the works though, said Shannon.
She said she does know that the policy
of the shelter will be to save all healthy and
treatable animals, even when the shelter is
full. Shannon said only terminally ill animals or those considered dangerous to public safety will be euthanized and the shelter
staff will be required to work with veterinarians to make this determination.
Shannon also said the new facility will

house the Calvert


County Animal
Control Officers.
I am happy to
report today, with
the commissioners support, the
countys animal
control officers
will relocate their
a d m i n ist r at ive
operation to the
new facility. This
move will help
make our efforts
more
efficient
and will better
assist our citizens
by providing a
facility
closer
to home. This is
also great news
for the sheriffs
office as it frees
up much needed space at our Rick Bailey from Marrick Properties
headqu a r ters,
transition is as smooth as possible.
said Sheriff Mike Evans on the matter.
According to Randy Guy, Commissioner
The new property will be located on
a three-acre lot at 5055 Hallowing Point President in St. Marys County, Charles
Road in Prince Frederick. The cost of the County is looking to build their own shelter.
I think Charles County is going to go
facility will be determined along with the
further
north up and around La Plata and
cost of the lease for the county. Slaughenthats
just
too far for us to run back and
houpt said he suspects the cost of the lease
may be slightly higher than the $200,000 a forth, said Guy.
Consequently it may be more than likely
year the county currently spends for its part
that
all three counties will be going their
in the Tri-County Animal Shelter.
Slaughenhoupt said they anticipate that separate ways.
Weve already announced to people
this facility will become operational in calabout
the possibility of our own control
endar year 2018 and when it opens, Calvert
center,
said Guy.
will be pulling out of the Tri-County Animal Shelter. He said the Calvert is speaking
crista@countytimes.net
to both Charles and St. Marys Counties to
make sure that the

Photos by Frank Marquart


From Left to Right: Rick Bailey, Sheriff Mike Evans, County Administrator Terry Shannon, Commissioner President
Evan Slaughenhoupt, and former County Commissioner Linda Kelley

Caribu, an Australian Shepherd Mix, is the Canine Executive Officer


from the Animal Welfare League.

The Calvert County Times

Thursday, May 19 2016

Commissioners Corner

Animal Shelter

On behalf of the entire


Calvert County Board of
County Commissioners, I
was honored to make an announcement Tuesday, May
17, 2016, that is a good news
item and denotes a change in
direction for Southern Maryland. Located near Hallowing Point Park on Route 231
will be a Public-Private-Volunteer Partnership that will
yield a new Animal Shelter
and Adoption facility for
Calvert County.
We anticipate this facility
will become operational in
calendar year 2018, will be
managed by Calvert County
with much participation by
various volunteers. During our internal discussions, we concluded the anticipated costs of continuing in potential replacement
of the Tri-County Shelter and needed additional staffing would
likely to be about the same amount as taking a separate approach.
Im sure there are several questions to answer, and most answers may be to be decided or we are working on it but
dont take the lack of very detailed responses diminish the overall direction. Calvert County will phase out its participation in
what has been a very successful Tri-County Animal Shelter
arrangement.
Why now and why change from Tri-County to our own shelter? Growth. When the original shelter was opened southern
Maryland was a very rural, sparsely populated area. Since then,
the human population increased, but more so has the number of
pets and other animals. The status of the Tri-County Shelter was
being evaluated and that prompted us to look at all options. What
I will describe is a fabulous opportunity.
Our announcement occurs while we are finalizing our FY-17
budget. Nothing mentioned affects that budget, but will have an
impact upon the subsequent budget years.
Many more details will be forthcoming. Stay tuned.

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The Sheriffs Office is off to a great start in
2016. Our newest deputies who graduated from the
academy in late 2015 are proving to be outstanding
members of the agency. Their energy and fresh perspective are equating to a positive impact on serving the community. In February, we honored our top
performers at the annual Calvert County Sheriffs
Office and Detention Center Awards Ceremony.
Sheriff Evans recognized a combined total of ninety-seven sworn and civilian personnel, business
owners, and individual citizens for their outstanding
efforts and contributions to serving the citizens of
Calvert County.

In January, the Sheriffs Office welcomed
our newest four-legged crime fighter, Canine Arn,
a Belgian Malinois puppy. Arn is the first puppy
the Sheriffs Office has purchased. Prior to Arn,
canines were purchased as young adults with basic
training. Acquiring Arn as a puppy and training him
ourselves will result in a highly efficient canine at a
much lower cost to tax payers.

As we move into the spring and summer
months, we are looking forward to engaging our
youth at Camp Junior Sheriff. So far in 2016, 460
middle school students have successfully completed
the D.A.R.E. program. Also in the coming months,
we will be releasing several public safety videos
that educate the public on how to interact with law
enforcement.

Deputy 1st Class Jeffrey Denton who is
currently assigned to the Patrol Bureau is recognized as the Sheriffs Office Deputy of the Quarter.
Deputy Denton serves as a Field Training Officer
who mentors and trains newly graduated deputies
and is a member of the CCSO Special Operations
Team. During the first quarter, Deputy Denton was
one of the highest producers in the area of traffic
stops, DUI arrests, and Criminal arrests and the
highest producer for illegal drug arrests.
The Sheriffs Office highest perform

ing squad for the first


quarter for 2016 is Squad
#3. Squad #3 isled by
Sergeant David Canning. Squad #3 has the fewest
number of personnel of any squad, yet still had the
highest daily productivity. The members of Squad
#3 are Corporals Carter and Wilson, Deputy First
Class Weems, Velasquez, Esposito, and Migliaccio;
Deputies Buck, Ward, Williamson, and Clark.

The Detention Center has launched several
exciting initiatives in 2016. Naloxone education for
inmates has commenced with four certified inmates
being released thus far with the intranasal spray,
prescription and training necessary to potentially
save lives in the community. The Health Department has trained and certified 29 people through the
Detention Center this year.

The Detention Centers Jailhouse Rockers have already started their Relay for Life campaign this year with a staff breakfast and Wine and
Design fundraisers. The Jailhouse Rockers are
poised to make another successful attack on Cancer this year and efforts will continue to ramp up as
spring approaches.

Supervisors nominated ten outstanding
officers for Officer of the First Quarter of 2016. The
selection process was difficult and the close competition forced a tied vote resulting in our first co-recognition of this award. We are proud to announce
CFC Caroline Briscoe and CO1 Danny Switzer as
Officers of the First Quarter of 2016. Our entire staff
delivers excellent service to the community and our
agency and we are honored to recognize these two
top performers. The Team of the Quarter is Team
4 consisting of: Sgt. Scott, Cpl. Commodore, CFC
Roberts and Cook, C.O.1 Strain, Hamilton, Hernandez, Ashley, Brooks, and Zalusky. Team 4 is
being recognized for their excellent performance
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

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p.m. and from 6:00 8:00 p.m. The funeral
will be held at the funeral home on Friday,
May 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will
follow at Christ Church, Port Republic,
MD.Pallbearers are Thomas Younger,
James Tettimer, Thomas L. Hance, III,
Christopher Tettimer, Joshua Tettimer and
Matthew Tettimer. Honorary Pallbearers
are Page Ogden, Robert Ogden, Ricky
Loscomb, Ronnie Morris, Wayne Morris
and Mike Morris.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
National Kidney Foundation, National
Capital Area, 5335 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.,
Washington, DC 20015.

tical Technician for thirteen years. Bonnie is survived by her mother, Linda Lee
Kirk; her husband, Harold J. Hoffman III;
her children, Anthony Tame Collins of
Martinsburg, WV, Taryn April Collins,
Mackenzie Marie Hoffman, and Mathew
Tyler Hoffman all of Lusby, MD; grandchildren, Anthony James Collins and Ayiana Skye Collins; siblings, Brenda Ryan
of Celebration, FL, Shari Payne of Lusby,
MD, Jeff Wohlfarth of Lakeland, FL, Chris
Wohlfarth of California, MD and Patrick
Wohlfarth of Rockville, MD. She was preceded in death by her father, George W.
Wohlfarth on May 24, 2015.

Bonnie Marie Hoffman

Preston Richard Milling, Jr

Bonnie Marie
Hoffman,
51, of Lusby,
MD, formerly of
Beltsville, MD,
passed away on
May 10, 2016
at MedStar St.
Marys Hospital,
L eona rdtow n ,
MD.Born October 15, 1964
in Takoma Park,
MD, she was the
daughter of Linda Lee Kirk and the late
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1964 to Preston and Shirley
Milling. Preston
was preceded
in death by his
parents. He is survived by his children,
Danielle Milling of La Plata, MD; Preston and Gary Milling of Pasadena, TX;
and Kristin Milling of Waldorf, MD. He
is also survived by his grandchild, Bryson
Colandrea-Milling and his siblings: Patty,
Debbie, Sandy, Donna, Kristie, Gary, and
the late Pamela.. The family will receive
relatives and friends for a memorial visitation on May 16, 2016 from 10-11 AM at the
Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic, MD.
A memorial service will follow at 11:00
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Maurice A. Weems, Jr.,


Maurice
A.
Weems, Jr., age
76, of Port Republic, MD, was
born July 22,
1939 to Maurice
and
Madolyn
Weems, Sr. in
Prince Frederick, MD. On
Monday May 9,
2016 he passed
away peacefully
at Ann Arundel
Medical Center surrounded by his wife
and family. He is predeceased by his parents, Maurice A. Weems, Sr. and Mildred
Madolyn Weems, his brother Francis R.
Weems and survived by his devoted wife
of 54 years Doris Ann Weems. He is also
survived by numerous nieces and nephews.Maurice served in the United States
Army from 1962 to 1964 during the Viet
Nam War. He was a member of the Maryland Farm Bureau. He was an employee of
the A & P food chain that later was known
as Super Fresh for over 39 years but his
real passion in life was farming. He was
a humble steward of his familys farm. He
worked his fields by day and stocked the
grocery store by night. His fields were
always well-manicured no matter how
well his crops flourished.The family will
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(Jones) Bowen. He attended Suitland High
School and Graduated in 1957. He was
married to Carolyn ( Absher) McGahan for
more than 30 years.He was a Carpenter for
DOD at the Pentagon. He served in the Nation Guard for 7 years. He is survived by
a Son & Daughter and several cousins. He
was preceded in death by his mother Mildred and his wife Carolyn.Family will receive friends at the Rausch Funeral Home,
4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic,
Maryland on Thursday May 19, 2016, from
10- the time of services at 11 A.M. Interment will follow in Asbury Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to either
Huntingtown UMC or Huntingtown Vol.
Fire Dept
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Darrell Edward Cooper, 63


Darrell Edward Cooper,
63, of Lusby,
Md.,
passed
away on Thursday, May 12.
He was born
on July 14, 1952,
in Miami, Fla.
Darrell
loved
networking with
people through
his amusements
business, Sherrys cats and bird, hiking with his adored
dogs, and travelling to Jamaica with
Sherry.
He is preceded in death by his loving
wife, Sharon Marie DAgostino and his
mother, Doris Josephine Futyma. He is
survived by his brother, Donald Alan Cooper and sister, Donna Darlene King. He is
also survived by his nephews Evan J. and
Scott E. Cooper, nieces Cassandra Thacker
and Shawna Watson, grandnieces Ryelee
and Kyelee Thacker, and many cousins
and good friends, including Edward Futyma, devoted husband of Darrells mother,
Doris.
Arrangements are being handled
through Lee Funeral Home Calvert, P.A.
Services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made
to the American Cancer Society, 1041 MD
Rt. 3 North, Building A, Gambrills, Md.
21054.

Thursday, May 19 2016

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Metabolic training to
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By Keri Lipperini
Centers Closed
Calvert Pines, North
Beach and Southern Pines Senior
Centers will be closed Monday,
May 30 for Memorial Day. Meals on
Wheels will not be delivered.
Red, White and Blue Picnic
Show your support for the
good old U.S.A. by attending this
years Red, White and Blue Picnic,
Wednesday, June 15, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
at the Calvert County Fairgrounds.
Enjoy pork bbq for lunch and performances by The Showstoppers
and Frances Moyer. Contact your local senior center for more information and to register by June 1. Limited transportation will be provided.
Calvert Pines Senior Center will be
open for Information and Assistance
only, no activities. North Beach and
Southern Pines Senior Centers will
be closed. Register with Calvert
Pines 410-535-4606 or 301-8551170; North Beach 410-257-2549;
Southern Pines 410-586-2748. Fee:
Donation
AARP Driver Safety Classes
An AARP Driver Safety Class
will be held Tuesday, June 14, 9:30
a.m. at North Beach Senior Center.
The first 60 people to register for
an AARP class in 2016 will receive
$10 off the cost of registration and
a free lunch. The regular fee for a
class is $15/AARP members, $20/
non-members. Members must show
AARP cards. Pre-register by calling
410-257-2549.

Trips
Registrations are now being taken
for upcoming trips. Cruise across
the beautiful Chesapeake Bay for
a Day on the Bay to St. Michaels,
MD, Wednesday, July 13. Fee of
$95 includes transportation and boat
trip. Travel to Country Style Ceramics Shop in Colonial Beach, VA
for the Christmas in July Ceramics
Shopping Trip, Wednesday, July 13.
Fee of $12 includes transportation.
Cost of items you buy at the shop
and lunch are on your own. Take
a trip to see Samson at the Sight and
Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa.,
Wednesday, August 10. Fee of $115
includes transportation, lunch and
show. Register at your local senior
center. For more information, contact Calvert Pines, 410-535-4606 or
301-855-1170.
Calvert Pines Senior Center
(CPSC)
Cheer for your favorite team at the
Cornhole Match, Seniors vs. Staff,
Friday, May 27, 1 p.m.

JOIN THE FREE


CHALLENGE

North Beach Senior Center


(NBSC)

Learn how to make a
bucket list for yourself full of
activities, wellness endeavors and
more at the Blaze a Trail Bucket
List, Thursday, May 26, 10:30 a.m.
Southern Pines Senior Center
(SPSC)
Join us for a Memorial Day Picnic
and Bake Sale, Thursday, May 26,
10:30 a.m. Pre-register by May 25.

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

Workout
Smarter
Not Harder

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.
Lunches are subject to change.

Monday, May 23 Roast Pork with Gravy, Baked


Sweet Potato, Cabbage, Lima
Beans, Strawberries
Tuesday, May 24 Fish Patty on Bun, Green Beans,
Beets, Banana
Wednesday, May 25 BBQ Chicken, Baked Potato
Wedges, Dilled Carrots, Pears
Thursday, May 26 Open Face Turkey Sandwich with
Gravy, Baked Potato, Carrots,
Applesauce, Brownie
Friday, May 27 Roast Beef Sandwich with Swiss
Cheese, 3-Bean Salad, Fresh
Melon

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Missionary Family of Eight Moves to Make a Difference

By Crista Dockray
Staff Writer
Photos provided by Jeff Weimert
A family of eight is picking up their home
in Southern Maryland and moving it to a
different continent. Husband and wife Jeff
and Emily Weimert with their six children
Taunie, 13, Byron, 12, Josiah, 12, Selah, 10,
Trinity, 9, and Avigail, 5, will be moving to
the Philippines as missionaries.
The love Jeff and Emily have for the Philippines started when they went for a missionary trip in 2002 and got engaged.
The Philippines just never left our hearts,
we always had that longing to go back, said
Emily.
But when they started a family and life
kept going, they pushed off the idea and, besides short terms trips to the country, they
let their time in the Philippines be something
of the past.
A year and a half ago, however, things
changed. They heard about aquaponics, a
self-sustaining way of growing food, from
Jeffs brother.
The aquaponic system starts with fish.
The fish grow and fertilize the water and
in turn the fertilized water goes up to the
plants, which draw the nutrients and grow
without using dirt.
Its highly efficient and it can grow a ton
of food, said Jeff.
According to Jeff, an aquaponic system is
completely self-sustaining, uses 90 percent
less water than a normal garden, runs off of
solar power, and is zero cost to the people
once its built. It is built with local materials and takes about two weeks to build and
eight to twelve months to become fully
established.
The system that Jeff helped to build in
the Philippines holds about 200 fish when it
fully matured and it produces enough food
to feed between 30 and 50 children a day.
This is actually a smaller system. One of the
larger systems, located in Honduras, is actually a 10,000-gallon system that holds thousands of fish and provides food and income
to an orphanage.
After learning about all the good it could
do, the Weimerts decided to move to the
Philippines permanently through their mis-

sion organization Go To Nations.


We decided that missions have always
been in our heart as a family, so we want
to go and serve, said Jeff. If you have the
ability to help people, you should.
They actually built a two tank aquaponic
system of their own in their home. It holds 50
tilapia and grows tomatoes, beans, onions,
and lettuce.
We made it so we could learn and make
our mistakes early, said Jeff.
Once they move over, the family will be
living in Iloilo, a city in the central western
Philippines. Their focus will be on three different areas within their community. The
first will be building and teaching the locals how to build aquaponic systems. They
will be putting the systems in the hands of
schools, churches, and organizations to help
break the cycle of poverty. They will also be
traveling to other parts of Southeast Asia to
do the same.
The second area they will be working in is
the Sunshine Center, which tutors children
that couldnt afford or have dropped out of
school. The center also does feeding programs, ministry, and just provides a place
for kids to be kids.
The last place of their focus will be a
dump community, a place where people live
in heaps of trash and pick through it everyday just to get enough things to sell in order
to make money to eat for that day.
The whole family is very excited about the
endeavor.
I really want to help the little children,
the orphans, because I was adopted. I want
to show the children a family and what love
feels like, I just want to let them know that
God loves them even in their circumstances, said Taunie.
I am really looking forward to it. Sometimes I just lay in my bed and I wish I was
there already, said Salah.
I just want to go, I dont wait to wait anymore, said Trinity.
Before the family arrives to the Philippines, they will be attending two-week aquaponic training in Florida in August then in
September they will be leaving for Thailand
to go to missionary training for 10.5 weeks.
Come November, they will arrive in the
Philippines.
So far they have had numerous amounts

of individuals and organizations backing


them with support in prayer, spreading
the word, and helping financially. Their
goal is to have 150 people and 10 to 12
churches backing them, and according to
Emily, they are halfway there.

If you have any questions about aquaponics or their mission, email Jeff at jeff.
weimert@gotonations.org or find them
on Facebook at Cultivating A Harvest.
If you would like to donate, visit www.
gotonations.org/weimert.

Front Row from Left to Right: Emily, Selah, Taunie, and Jeff Weimert. Back Row from Left
to Right: Byron, Trinity, Josiah, and Avigail Weimert.

Jeff Weimert helping to build an aquaponic system in the Philippines

Poetry and Percussion Open


Mic at CalvART Gallery
The Arts Council of Calvert County invites the public to a creative evening of poetry and percussion at an open mic happy
hour at the CalvART Gallery on Friday,
May 20th from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Surround yourself with the creative
works of local artists while listening to featured poets Maryland Poet Laureate 20042009 Michael S. Glaser and Annapolis poet
Rocky Jones as they share their insights
through verse. The mic will open up for
poets and percussionists, who want to share
their rhythms and talents. Come out to share
or just to commune with the essence of art.

Byron, Josiah, and Avigail Weimert looking over their at-home aquaponic system

Michael S. Glaser served as head of the


Division of Arts and Letters and chair of
the English Department at St. Marys College of Maryland and is currently professor
emeritus at the college. He received the
Homer Dodge Endowed Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Columbia Merit
Award from the Poetry Committee of the

Greater Washington, D.C. area for his service to poetry. Michael published poetry
books titled; A Lovers Eye, In the Mens
Room and Other Poems, which won the
1996 Painted Bride Quarterly chapbook
competition, and Being a Father.
Rocky Jones poems often bring a sarcastic perspective to everyday living and
ideologies. He hosts The Poet Experience
at Zu Coffee and Evil Grin at Ahh, Coffee two monthly poetry readings in Annapolis.
Rocky, a musician and multimedia poet,
has performed at Hard Bargain Farm in Accokeek and Hateful Acres in Freeland. His
work has appeared in Gargoyle Magazine,
Truck, and MiPOesias.
The CalvART Gallery is located at 110
Solomons Island Road in Prince Frederick
next to The Greene Turtle. Hors doeuvres
from Dream Weavers Caf will be offered
to quests.

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Entertainment

In Entertainment

Thursday, May 19
Wicked Weekend Trio
Anglers Seafood Bar and Grill
(275 Lore Rd., Solomons)- 7 to
11 p.m.
HydraFX
The Ruddy Duck Brewery
(13200 Dowell Rd., Dowell)- 8
p.m.
Friday, May 20
Karaoke
Anglers Seafood Bar and Grill
(275 Lore Rd., Solomons)- 9
p.m. to 1 a.m.
Grinhaus
Anthonys Bar and Grill (10371
Southern Maryland Blvd.,
Dunkirk)
Nightcap
The Ruddy Duck Brewery
(13200 Dowell Rd., Dowell)7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 21
Billy Breslin
Anglers Seafood Bar and Grill
(275 Lore Rd., Solomons)- 8
p.m. to Midnight
Shades of Gray
Morris Point Restaurant (38869
Morris Point Rd.Abell)- 5 to 9
p.m.
Monday, May 23

Team Trivia
The Ruddy Duck Brewery
(13200 Dowell Rd., Dowell)- 7
p.m.
Tuesday, May 24
Ben Connelly
Anglers Seafood Bar and Grill
(275 Lore Rd., Solomons)- 6 to
9 p.m.
Team Feud
The Ruddy Duck Brewery
(13200 Dowell Rd., Dowell)6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 25
Wild Card Trivia
Anglers Seafood Bar and Grill
(275 Lore Rd., Solomons)- 7 to
9 p.m.
Open Mic Night
The Ruddy Duck Brewery
(13200 Dowell Rd., Dowell)7:30 p.m.

Class of 2016

Thursday, May 26
Steve Nelson
Anglers Seafood Bar and Grill
(275 Lore Rd., Solomons)- 6 to
10 p.m.
Josh Airhart
The Ruddy Duck Brewery
(13200 Dowell Rd., Dowell)7:30 p.m.

Pizza and Pint Night


The Ruddy Duck Brewery
(13200 Dowell Rd., Dowell)4 p.m.
The Calvert County Times is always looking for
more local talent to feature! To submit art or
band information for our entertainment
section, e-mail crista@countytimes.net.

Please submit calendar listings


by noon on the Tuesday prior
to our Thursday publication.

Enjoy your prom with your friends and make


it a night to remember. Dont ruin it by

drinking alcohol or experimenting with drugs.


A message from the Calvert Alliance Against
Substance Abuse, Inc.
410-535-3733

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Calendar

Community
Month Long, May

Bible Study
Trinity United Methodist Church (90
Church Street, Prince Frederick) - 10 a.m.
or 6:30 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church will
hold a study of Christianity and Islam that
will examine what they have in common
and the difference between the two. The
Bible study will take place Wednesdays
starting May 4 to June 29. A book will be
provided to participants. Trinity is located
at 90 Church Street Prince Frederick. For
more information contact pastorjim@trinityumchurch.org or 410-535-1782.
Chesapeake Community Chorus
North Beach Union Church (8912 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach) - 4 to 6 p.m.
The Chesapeake Community Chorus,
an all-volunteer chorus, which raises funds
for Calvert County charities, will hold a
practice session. The chorus is looking to
add new members and no auditions are
required. Contact Larry Brown, Director,
301 855-7477 or email lbrown9601@verizon.net for more information. Dates: May
8, May 15, and May 29.

Friday, May 20
American Legion Meeting/Election
American Legion Post 206 (3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd. E Rt. 260, Chesapeake
Beach) - 2 to 6 p.m.
All members of the American Legion
Stallings-Williams Post 206 are encouraged to vote and to attend the regular meeting, starting at 7 p.m., in the Upper Level
Meeting Hall at the American Legion
Stallings-Williams Post 206. For information call 301-855-6466.
Auditions: Youth Musicians, SMYOC
Calvert Higth School (Prince Frederick)
- 4 to 7 p.m.
Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and
Choir (SMYOC) seeks talented, focused,
and musically-engaged young singers and
instrumentalists - orchestral and band
- ages 8-18 for its first season of musicmaking in Calvert County. May auditions
are for participation in 2016-2017 season.
Please visit SMYOC.org for more information, specific audition details, and online
registration. Join us!
Lasagna Dinner
American Legion Post 206 (3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd. E Rt. 260) - 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 Auxiliary, this is a
meal you wont soon forget. Come to the
lower level dining room. Cost is $12 including sides and beverage. The Post is on
Route 260 and questions may be directed to
301-855-6466. Public warmly invited.
Annmarie After Hours Reception for
Swarm Exhibit
Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts
Center (Solomons) - 6 to 9 p.m.
Admission: Members free; non-members $5. Featured Exhibit: Swarm: Invasion
of the Insects. Appetizers by: Hardesty
Haven Catering. Live Music by: Tom Rohde. Make a date with Annmarie to enjoy a
casual adult evening of great art, wine and
beer, light hors doeuvres, and live music.
Visit the Gift Shop for special AAH sales!
Stop by Annmarie before or after dinner

and make it a night on the town. No reservations required! Free for members; $5 for
non-members. Must be 21.

Saturday, May 21
Moving/Yard Sale
5971 Ketch Rd., Prince Frederick- 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
On Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and
22 there will be furniture, including a sofa,
an entertainment center, an oriental rug, an
armoire, a kitchen/dining room table and
chairs, and household items like lamps,
tools, baby items, art, lumber, and copper
pipes.
Fossil Field Experience
Calvert Marine Museum (Solomons) - 9
a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come explore the fossils of Calvert
Cliffs with a trained museum educator. For
ages 8 and up. Cost is $20 and includes museum admission. Space is limited; preregistration required. Call 410-326-2042, ext.
41 to register.
Unspoken Grief: Life after Pregnancy or
Infant Loss
Burnett Calvert Hospice House (Calvert
County) - 9 to 11 a.m.
Sherrye Urtz, LGPC is facilitating a
seminar on life after pregnancy or infant
loss. The session will include topics such
as: life after loss, good mourning, guilt
and regret, symbolism and meaning, hope,
how to support others, and increasing
awareness. The seminar is FREE. A light
breakfast will be offered. RSVP to Melinda Ruppert, Bereavement Coordinator for
Calvert Hospice at 410-535-0892 ext. 2201
or mruppert@calverthospice.org.
World Fish Migration Day
Calvert Marine Museum (Solomons) - 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Discover the amazing journeys of Chesapeake Bay migratory fish. Enjoy activities
for all ages. View the film Damnation;
check out NRG Chalk Point Generating
Stations live sturgeon exhibit; try out the
hook and ladder activity, test your knowledge with the new fish migration exhibit,
and enjoy scheduled games for kids. Free
with museum admission.
Spring Fest
Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church
(9463 H. G. Trueman Rd., Lusby) - 11 a.m
to 1 p.m.
The community is invited to a free celebration of spring in Southern Maryland.
Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in
Lusby is holding its 6th Annual Spring
Fest. The event offers fun for the entire
family, including carnival games, a moon
bounce, fitness fun, model plane demos,
animals and music. Concessions including ice cream will be available. Prizes will
be awarded. For more information, go to
www.shepherdofthebay.com.
The Turtle Story at CMM
Calvert Marine Museum (Solomons) 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Hans-Dieter Sues,
Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the
Smithsonian Institution, join us for The
Turtle Story: The Origin and Evolution of
an Unusual Body Plan.
Free lecture and open to the public. The
talk is sponsored by the Clarissa and Lin-

Thursday, May 19, 2016

To submit your event listing to go in our Community Calendar,


please email gazettecalendar@countytimes.net with the listing
details by 12 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to our Thursday publication.

coln Dryden Endowment for Paleontology


at the Calvert Marine Museum.

cation will be issued on satisfactory completion of the course.

Texas Hold Em
American Legion Post 260 (3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd. E Rt. 260) - 4 p.m.
$100 Buy-in. Doors open at 3 p.m. Food
will be available for sale. Public Welcome.
For more information, call Karen Miller
301-855-0188.

Zumba FREE to First Responders


Dunkirk Fire House, Lower level
(Dunkirk) - 7 to 8 p.m.
FREE for all current/active first responders! This class is Zumba Gold Toning - a dance/fitness program specifically
designed for the beginner that allows you
to move at your own pace while working
with light weights. No experience is necessary. This class will be held on the ground
floor through the rear parking lot. Drop in
fee is only $5, with greater discounts on
multi-class passes. For more info, email me
at Zumbabonnie@comcast.net.

Fallen Heros
Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens (3270 Broomes Island Rd., Port Republic) - 10 a.m.
Join local EMS and Volunteer Firefighters in a remembrance ceremony honoring
our fallen heroes.Light refreshments will
follow. Direct all inquiries to 410-257-0544
or visit www.chesapeakehighlands.com for
more information.

Sunday, May 22
Preschool STEAM - Wonderful Weather
Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts
Center(Solomons) - 9 a.m.
Injecting creativity and fun into STEM-Encourage your little one to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and
math! Preschool children and their caretakers are invited to visit the artLAB at Annmarie Garden for hands-on investigations
and challenges! Each session will help children explore, observe, ask questions, and
make predictions about the world around
them as they create and play! Well investigate a variety of concepts in STEAM-science, technology, engineering, art, and
math! Join us for these fun and imaginative sessions that will get your child excited about learning. Perfect for toddlers
and preschoolers. Bringing a large group
or moms club? Please email programs@
annmariegarden.org so we can be ready
to better accommodate your group! Learn
more at www.annmariegarden.org.
ACLT Family Day
Parkers Creek Preserve (676 Double
Oak Rd., Prince Frederick) - 1 to 4 p.m.
Join us for a day of fun activities for the
whole family, celebrating the Parkers Creek
Preserve and ACLT! Nature-inspired craft
activities, guided hikes, a scavenger hunt,
live-music, and hayrides! Free!
COSMIC Season Finale Concert
CSM (Prince Frederick) - 4 to 6 p.m.
COSMIC Symphony, directed by Vladimir Lande, presents a Salute to America.
Celebrate your patriotism as COSMIC collaborates with The St Marys Singers, directed by Krystal McCoy, in a program of
music with a distinctly American flavor.

Monday, May 23
Safe Boating Class
County Services Plaza (150 Main Street,
Prince Frederick) - 6 to 10 p.m.
The course is The Maryland Boating
Safety Course. There are three four-hour
sessions. Instruction will be on May 23 and
May 24 with a final test on May 26. Preregistration is requested but walk-ins are
welcome space permitting. For more information and to preregister contact R.T. West
at 410-535-2035. For those born after 1 July
1972 this course satisfies the requirement
for operating a vessel on Maryland waters.
A DNR Certificate of Boating Safety Edu-

Tuesday, May 24
Family Dinner
American Legion Post 206 (3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd. E Rt. 260, Chesapeake
Beach) - 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, come to the lower
level dining room. The dinner is Pizza ($8
+for extra toppings), Chicken Fingers and
Fries ($6), Fries ($2) Questions may be
directed to 301-855-6466. Public warmly
invited.
Zumba Gold-Toning
Sunderland Elementary School (Sunderland) - 7 to 8 p.m.
This class is Zumba Gold-Toning - a
dance/fitness program specifically designed for the beginner that allows you to
move at your own pace while working with
light weights. No experience is necessary.
Come see what its all about. We have a
great group of ladies who have a blast while
growing stronger with every class. Registration is required through Calvert County
Parks and Rec. Call 410-257-6770 for more
information.

Wednesday, May 25
CSM Hosts Senior Health, Fitness Day
CSM Prince Frederick Campus (Building B, 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick) - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Improve Your Health for a Better Self
is the theme for this years National Senior
Health and Fitness Day at the College of
Southern Maryland. Sample exercise classes to improve strength, balance and range
of motion, tour wellness and fitness facilities, talk to health and fitness experts, and
take advantage of a variety of free health
screenings. Learn about good nutrition and
overall wellness. Refreshments. For information, call 443-550-6000 ext. 6168.

Thursday, May 26
Zumba Gold-Toning
Sunderland Elementary School (Sunderland) - 7 to 8 p.m.
This class is Zumba Gold-Toning - a
dance/fitness program specifically designed for the beginner that allows you to
move at your own pace while working with
light weights. No experience is necessary.
Come see what its all about. We have a
great group of ladies who have a blast while
growing stronger with every class. Registration is required through Calvert County
Parks and Rec. Call 410-257-6770 for more
information.

Thursday, May 19 2016

Thursday, May 19
Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way- 1 to 3 p.m.
Need help with your resume? Join job
counselor Sandra Holler in a small group
to learn what makes a strong resume and
cover letter. If you have one started, bring it
with you so editing can happen on the spot.
One printed copy helps. Please register.

Drop-In Coding
Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4
and Chaneyville Rd., Owings- 4 to 6 p.m.
Have fun learning the languages of computers. Its fun, Its easy!

T.A.C.O.S. Meeting!
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way- 5 to 8 p.m.
T.A.C.O.S. (Teen Advisory Council of
Students!) meeting! For teens (those of you
ages 13-19) Calvert Library needs your help
planning events, revamping our Teen Zone
and other awesome things. Help make Calvert Library awesome! Free food (and service learning hours) at every meeting!

Kids Just Want to Have Fun


Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch,
3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach- 6:30
to 7:30 p.m.
Kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade
are invited to this series of exciting events
exploring topics from art to history to science. Each month will include fun activities, crafts and a snack! This months topic:
Spring. Please register.

Kids Tech
Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920
H. G. Trueman Rd., Solomons- 7 to 8 p.m.
Discover your inner GEEK by combining Legos with Technology. Lets see what
we can build! Please register.

Meet the Artist


Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch,
3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach- 7 to
8 p.m.

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Meet and greet Alberta Contee as you


admire her variety of counted cross stitch.

Friday, May 20

On Pins and 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.

Saturday, May 21
Friends of Library Sidewalk Book Sale
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way- 9 to 3 p.m.
Weather permitting, thousands of used
books available at great prices!

Garden Smarter: Tour and Bay-Wise


Certification of MG Demo Gardens
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way- 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Tour the Master Gardener Native Plant
Gardens. Learn about our Bay-Wise program and how your yard can be Bay-Wise.
Many plants will be in bloom attracting
butterflies and pollinators. Community
Resources Building, 30 Duke St., Prince
Frederick.

Brain Games: Mahjongg, Scrabble and


more
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way- Noon to 3 p.m.
Want to learn Mahjongg? Hope to make
your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a
great way to keep your brain sharp while
having fun! Join us! Please register.

Childrens MakerSpace
Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920
H. G. Trueman Rd., Solomons- 1 to 4 p.m.
Come join our Makers Space for
children at Southern and see what you can
build. We will supply a large amount of
Legos, including some Lego Duplos. Activities will also include craft stations.

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Drop-in Computer Coding
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way- 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Have fun learning the languages of computers. Its fun, Its easy. Younger children
will need the help of an adult.
Flying Needles
Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920
H. G. Trueman Rd., Solomons- 6 to 9 p.m.
Knitting, crocheting and portable crafting group open to anyone wanting to join
in and share talents, crafting time or learn
a new skill.

Wednesday, May 25
Pancakes and Pajamas Storytime
Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920
H. G. Trueman Rd., Solomons- 10 to 10:45
a.m.
Songs, stories and pancakes will be
served. Wear your PJs!

Brain Games: Mahjongg, Scrabble and


more
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way- 10 to 1 p.m.
Want to learn Mahjongg? Hope to make
your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a
great way to keep your brain sharp while
having fun! Join us! Please register.

Colorful Conversations
Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920
H. G. Trueman Rd., Solomons- 2 to 3 p.m.
Do you like coloring? This group allows adults to create pictures, share ideas
and conversation while offering an outlet
for relaxation, stress relief and creative
expression.

Song Circle / Jam Session


Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920
H. G. Trueman Rd., Solomons- 7 to 8:30
p.m.
Singer-musicians trade songs, taking
turns in choosing and leading a group of
musicians. Its a sing-along with space for

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learning from each other and trying new


things. A range of playing abilities and
experience can be expected. Public is welcome to participate or just observe.

Thursday, May 26

JobSource Mobile Career Center


Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920
H. G. Trueman Rd., 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; stateof-the-art workforce applications and connectivity for wireless mobile device access.

Drop-In Coding
Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4
and Chaneyville Rd., Owings- 4 to 6 p.m.
Have fun learning the languages of computers. Its fun, Its easy!

Wiz Kids
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way- 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Be a Wiz Kid! Wiz Kids is a group of
do-it-all kids who meet every month to
learn about, and do activities based on, science, technology, art, engineering, math
and their community. For kids in grades
3-5.Registration is required and opens one
month before each event.

Friday, May 27

On Pins and 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.

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