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Thursday, February 2, 2017 The Calvert County Times Local News 3

State Veterans
Lusby Asked to
Secretary Speaks to Pay Legal Fees
Tri-County Council
By Dick Myers
Staff Writer
The Calvert County Board of County The Sept. 16 2016 letter to Lusby said,
Commissions (BOCC) Jan. 31 piled on an- We had expected the more than $50,000
other problem for red planning commis- allocated for use by the Planning Commis-
By Dick Myers sion chairman Maurice Lusby. The com- sion would support the voluminous work
Staff Writer missioners voted unanimously to seek re- still to be done to draft a Comprehensive
imbursement from him for $16,755 in legal Plan for public comment and input. It was
It was a reunion of sorts for Maryland fees incurred by the planning commission. quite a surprise to learn the Planning Com-
Secretary of Veterans Affairs George Ow- The BOCC contends that Lusby autho- mission has expended 25% of the budget in
ings. The Calvert County resident was guest rized the work done by the law rm of the rst two months of the scal year for
speaker at the Jan. 26 meeting in Annapo- Cumberland & Erly after they had speci- legal service and those expenditures had
lis of the Tri-County Council for Southern cally ordered him not to do so in a cease not complied with county procurement and
Maryland. As a member of the House of and desist letter. budgetary policies and procedures.
Delegates from 1988 to 2004, Owings was The commissioners did agree to pay The letter further directed Lusby to work
a member of the council. Cumberland & Erly the amount due for the with the county attorney to make sure that
Owings is serving his second stint as work and ask Lusby for the reimbursement. the remaining budgeted funds would cover
Maryland Secretary of Veterans Affairs; he County Attorney John Norris noted that the anticipated needs for the rest of the scal
was secretary under Governor Robert Eh- $500 an hour billed by the Prince Frederick year. Lusby apparently did not do that.
rlich from 2004 to 2007 and was appointed law rm was the highest he had seen for Commissioner Vice President Evan
to the position by Governor Hogan in 2015. work done for the county. Slaughenhoupt, Jr. said, There is a reason
Owings is a U.S. Mine Corps veteran hav- Norris contended that the fees for the why we have a procurement process. He
ing served in Vietnam. He received the work done by Cumberland & Erly after added, They need to be followed.
Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Com- their Sept. 16, 2016 letter to Lusby was Commissioner Mike Hart said he wasnt
mendation with Bronze Star Device, Navy- Invalid and unenforceable against the supporting the payment of the legal fees
Marine Corps Medal, and Vietnam Service county. But he also noted that the amount because of a threat of a law suit. He said
Medal with Silver Star Device. billed was less than what it would cost to the work was done and it needed to be paid.
Owings was the bearer of good news to defend a lawsuit by the law rm to collect Lusby told the County Times he was not
the council after more than a dozen years the money. aware of the countys decision and would
he said the Community-Based Outpatient Owings
The vote to seek reimbursement was have to consult an attorney about it.
Clinic (CBOC) for veterans somewhere supported by commissioners Steve Weems
in the Charlotte Hall/Hughesville area is Shulkin would be the rst non-veteran (hes
a doctor) to serve in the post. Shulkin had and Pat Nutter who voted on two occasions dickmyers@countytimes.net
about to become a reality. Bids for the long- not to re Lusby.
anticipated facility are due on February been previously selected by former Presi-
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2017 Heroin and Opioid


Prevention, Treatment,
and Enforcement
Initiative Announceed
Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Gover- Department of Health and Mental Hygiene & Prevention; De-
nor Boyd Rutherford today joined with the issued a final rule to increase the number partment of Health
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene of patients that qualified physicians who and Mental Hygiene;
Secretary Dennis Schrader, Governors prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use dis- Maryland Emergency
Office of Crime Control and Prevention orders can treat from 100 to 275. Management Agency;
Executive Director Glenn Fueston, Anne Recognizing the importance of partner- Maryland State Police;
Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, ing with local jurisdictions, the adminis- Maryland State De-
Anne Arundel States Attorney Wes Ad- tration funded 18 county-level heroin coor- partment of Education; Enforcement
ams, and Anne Arundel Medical Center dinators to promote an integrated law en- Department of Human Resources, Depart- The administration will continue to part-
President Victoria Bayless at the Anne forcement approach and to gather, analyze, ment of Juvenile Services; Department of ner with local, state, and federal law en-
Arundel Medical Center to announce the and share actionable information, making Public Safety and Correctional Services; forcement to target the drug traffickers that
administrations 2017 Heroin and Opioid it easier for law enforcement to identify Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical profit from addiction and will provide ad-
Prevention, Treatment, and Enforcement drug traffickers. Services Systems; Maryland Higher Edu- ditional tools for prosecutors to hold drug
Initiative, a multi-pronged and sweeping As part of the Justice Reinvestment Act, cation Commission; Maryland Insurance traffickers accountable:
administrative and legislative effort to con- the state passed the Racketeering Influ- Administration; and the Office of the At- Distribution of Opioids Resulting in
tinue addressing Marylands ongoing opi- enced and Corrupt Organizations statute torney General. Death Act:
oid and heroin epidemic. to make it possible for the prosecution of The center will be tasked with organizing This legislation will create a new felony,
The administrations 2017 Heroin and major drug traffickers that operate across and coordinating resources to local Opioid punishable by up to 30 years, for individu-
Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and En- jurisdictional lines. Intervention Teams. These local teams will als who distribute an opioid or opioid ana-
forcement Initiative includes the creation of Expanded the Prescription Drug Moni- receive training though the center. log, of which the use causes the death of
a statewide Opioid Operational Command toring Program by requiring mandatory The creation of the Opioid Operational another. The legislation contains an impor-
Center to assist in breaking down govern- registration for all providers that have Command Center builds and expands on tant provision to allow prosecutors to target
mental silos and to aid in the coordination a license to prescribe or dispense con- a recent Hogan administration announce- kingpins. Additionally, the legislation con-
of federal, state, and local resources. In trolled dangerous substances and requires ment to provide $931,371 in funding for tains protections for those who sell drugs to
addition to $4 million new funding, three certain providers to check the program heroin coordinators in law enforcement support their own addiction.
new pieces of legislation are also being database before prescribing an opioid or agencies in every region of the state and Prevention
proposed: the Distribution of Opioids Re- benzodiazepine. $2,070,397 in funding for nine jurisdic- The Department of Health and Mental
sulting in Death Act, the Prescriber Limits Along with much of the nation, Mary- tions to continue the Safe Streets Initia- Hygiene will propose two pieces of legis-
Act, and the Overdose Prevention Act. land is experiencing the emergence of a tive, an offender-based program that tracks lation aimed at preventing addiction from
Marylanders from one end of the state new threat in the form of potent and cheap down and arrests the most serious and taking root and ensuring that if addiction
to the other know the devastation that hero- synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl. Deaths violent, repeat offenders while connecting does develop, that proper means are in
in and opioid abuse can cause, said Gover- related to fentanyl have risen dramatically those offenders struggling with substance place to prevent overdoses from becoming
nor Hogan. Its under the surface of every in the state, as the drug is 80 times more abuse to drug treatment, health care, edu- fatal.
community, and we decided we were going potent than morphine, approximately 40 to cation, and other services. Prescriber Limits Act:
to shine a spotlight on this, to try to find as 50 times stronger than street-level heroin, Treatment This legislation would limit the duration
many possible solutions as we could. To- and is being mixed with heroin to increase Governor Hogans proposed fiscal year of prescription opioids prescribed upon
day, we are announcing our 2017 Heroin its potency. In addition, carfentanil, an 2018 budget includes $4 million in new the initial consultation or treatment to a
Treatment, Prevention, and Enforcement opioid analog with no medical purpose in funding to bolster the states efforts in sup- 7-day supply, except for when the opioid is
Initiative, because as this crisis evolves, so humans, was responsible for spikes in fatal porting those struggling with heroin and prescribed for the treatment of pain asso-
must our response to it. overdoses in Ohio and West Virginia over opioid addiction. In addition, the budget ciated with a cancer diagnosis or a termi-
The reality is that the heroin problem in the summer, and has more recently been contains $1.3 billion for mental health and nal illness, or to treat a substance-related
Maryland has changed with the emergence confirmed in Northern Virginia. substance use disorders, including $159 disorder. During the past year, a number
of cheap and potent synthetic opioids, To continue addressing the growing million dedicated to existing non-Medicaid of states, including New York, Massachu-
which pose a new threat to our communi- problems of the opioid and heroin addiction substance use disorder treatment programs. setts, and Arizona, have moved to limit the
ties, said Lt. Governor Rutherford. The epidemic as well as the new threat of syn- Last year, the administration increased the amount of opioids that can be prescribed,
Governor and I look forward to working thetic opioids, the Hogan administration is budget for treatment beds for substance and the Centers for Disease Control and
with members of the legislature to enact announcing new legislative and adminis- abuse patients, an increase of over 50% Prevention (CDC) is a strong supporter of
these common sense proposals, as we con- trative actions, supported by new budget- over the previous administration. The cur- duration and dosage limits.
tinue to use all the tools at our disposal to ary commitments: rent budget sustains that increase. Overdose Prevention Act:
address this crisis and to save lives. Opioid Operational Command Center: In addition, the Maryland Department This legislation will authorize local fatal-
Since forcefully recognizing and iden- Governor Hogan today signed an Execu- of Health and Mental Hygiene recently ap- ity review teams to review non-fatal over-
tifying the rapidly growing opioid and tive Order amending the 2015 Executive plied for and received a Medicaid Waiver dose data in addition to the fatal overdose
heroin epidemic three years ago during the Order to establish the Inter-Agency Heroin renewal for its HealthChoice Program. data they currently review in order to: rec-
2014 gubernatorial campaign, Governor and Opioid Coordinating Council, autho- This will allow Maryland Medicaid to re- ommend overdose prevention strategies;
Hogan and Lt. Governor Rutherford have rizing the council to establish the Opioid imburse for residential substance use treat- expand access to naloxone prescriptions
made proactively addressing this crisis a Operational Command Center. The cen- ment services delivered in large facilities, directly from a pharmacist without the cur-
cornerstone of the administrations agenda. ter will facilitate greater collaboration be- known as Institutes for Mental Diseases, rent training requirements and extend cur-
In 2015, Governor Hogan signed an tween state and local public health, human greatly expanding the number of facili- rent immunity provisions to pharmacists;
executive order creating the Heroin and services, education, and public safety enti- ties in Maryland that can offer treatment and allow and make more efficient the abil-
Opioid Emergency Task Force, chaired by ties to reduce the harmful impacts of opioid services. ity of the Department of Health and Mental
Lt. Governor Rutherford. The Task Force addiction on Maryland communities. As a This waiver will also authorize the state Hygienes Office of Controlled Dangerous
developed 33 recommendations to aggres- direct result from increased collaboration, to pursue presumptive eligibility for indi- Substances Administration to take action
sively combat the opioid and heroin crisis. the center will collect and collate data viduals leaving jail or prison through its against the CDS registration of a prescriber
The recommendations focused on preven- data that will be used to save lives. Medicaid State Plan. In the weeks ahead, or dispenser of controlled dangerous sub-
tion, treatment, and enforcement. Exam- The Opioid Operational Command the state will amend its Medicaid State stances based on investigations of the fed-
ples of recommendations of the Task Force Center will be a collaborative effort work- Plan to create this eligibility option, which eral Drug Enforcement Administration or a
that have been implemented by the admin- ing directly with both local and federal will supplement Maryland Medicaids cur- state professional licensing board.
istration include: organizations and agencies, as well as 12 rent jail enrollment and care coordination
Through the Substance Abuse and Men- state agencies and departments including: strategy.
tal Health Services Administration, the the Governors Office of Crime Control
6 Crime The Calvert County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sheriffs Office cuffs, she was transported to the Detention


Center and charged with Possession of
Paraphernalia (glass pipe) and Resist/in-

Press Releases
terfere with Arrest. Goldring was placed
into custody and charged with Possession
of CDS-not marijuana (Oxycodone), driv-
ing without a license and received a repair
order for the cracked windshield.

During the week of January 23 through Thomas Goldring Jr., 60, of Lusby, ad-
January 29 deputies of the Calvert County mitted to driving without a valid license.
Sheriffs Office responded to 1,351 calls for Upon searching his person Deputy Boe-
service throughout the community. rum discovered a clear plastic bag with Curtin
four white pills (Oxycodone) located inside Hydrochloride
Burglary Case #17-3814: Goldrings right shoe. The passenger, iden- pills. The con-
On January 23, 2017, at approximately tified as Erin Stahl, 29, also of Lusby, at- trolled danger-
1:30pm, Deputy G. Gott responded to tempted to hide a clear glass pipe contain- ous drugs were
Overlook Drive in Lusby, for the report of a ing a white powdery substance (cocaine) in confiscated, as
burglary in progress. He met with the vic- her jacket sleeve. The glass pipe contained Ms. Custer did
tim who explained they heard a loud noise burn marks and a wire filter. Deputy D. not have a pre-
in the lower level of their home but did not Naughton, who assisted with the arrest, ad- scription on her
Stahl
immediately investigate. A couple of hours vised Stahl to place her hands behind her and was not able
later they discovered their locked basement back but she resisted his commands. When to produce a pre-
door was sitting wide open and had been he was able to secure Stahls hands in hand- CDS Violation Case #17-4796: scription bottle
kicked in. The occupants of the home re- On January 28, 2017, Deputy R. Cress with a valid la- Custer
ported that rooms had been rummaged conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle travel- bel. Curtin took
through but at this time it is not known ling with an obstructed rear-view mirror at responsibility for items located inside the
what items may have been taken. the intersection of Greenwood Avenue/5th vehicle: a metal smoking device with resi-
Street, in North Beach. Deputy C. Fox, due (marijuana), a plastic straw with white
CDS Violation Case #4821: who was also on the scene, assisted with powder residue (cocaine), a crown royal bag
On January 28, 2017, at approximately the stop. A K9 partner alerted the Deputies with a red straw containing a white powder
7:30pm, Deputy B. Boerum was in the area to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle. The (cocaine), 2 Tylenol bottles: one containing
of Beach Drive, in Lusby, and observed occupants, Allan Curtin, 53, of Dunkirk, Adderall and 10mg Oxycodone Hydrochlo-
a vehicle with a cracked windshield ille- and Janet Custer, 48, of North Beach, were ride. The second bottle contained: 8 Am-
gally parked at the Driftwood Beach. As both searched. Custer advised she had a phetamine and Dextroamphetamine pills.
he was approaching the vehicle, the driver pill container on her and retrieved it from All of these items were confiscated, as
attempted to leave the area. Deputy Boe- her right front pants pocket. Numerous Curtin could not show proof of prescription
rum activated his emergency equipment pills were found inside: 60mg morphine or have a proper prescription bottle. Both
and conducted a traffic stop. The driver, Goldring sulphate pills and 10-15 mg Oxycodone subjects were transported to the Detention
Center. Curtin was charged as follows: is-
Thursday, February 2, 2017 The Calvert County Times Crime 7

sued a trafc warning for the driving in- Disorderly Conduct Case #17-4782: Mail Tampering Case #17-4949: Theft Case 17-3794:
fraction, a DC-28 for Possession of Mari- On January 28, 2017, at approximately On January 29, 2017, Deputy G. Gott On January 23, 2017, Deputy A. Wood-
juana less than 10 grams, CDS Possession 1:00pm, Deputy T. Rzepkowski responded responded to Overlook Drive, in Lusby, to ford responded to Old Jones Lane, in
of a Synthetic Narcotic (Oxycontin), CDS to Dares Beach Road, in Prince Frederick, speak with a citizen who wanted to report Dunkirk, for the report of a theft. He made
Possession of a Dangerous Nonnarcotic to investigate a disorderly white male sub- mail tampering. The complainant stated contact with the complainant who advised
drug (Adderall) and Possession of Para- ject seen lying on the ground and appeared that approximately 7:30am that morning a package was stolen from their mailbox.
phernalia (straw). Custer was charged as to be intoxicated. The caller also advised they were walking along Overlook Drive They received a conrmation email at ap-
follows: 2 counts of CDS Possession of a the male was yelling obscene gestures and and observed mail scattered on the ground. proximately 1:00pm on January 20 that
Synthetic Narcotic (Oxycodone and Mor- threatened anyone who tried to help him. They also found a package that had been their package from Amazon had been de-
phine Sulphate) and Possession of Para- The male, identied as Frederick Dona- opened but the contents were still in the livered. They did not attempt to retrieve
phernalia (container). hue, 56, of Chesapeake Beach, was pre- box. The mail appeared to belong to home- the package until approximately 11:00am
viously banned from the Calvert Village owners living on Overlook Drive. the next day (January 21st) and when they
CDS Violation Case #17-4408: Shopping Center and the Order was still in did, the package was not in the mailbox.
On January 26, 2017, at approximately effect. Donahue was placed in handcuffs Theft Case #17-4781: The complainant noticed that there were 2
2:45pm, Deputy J. Denton heard a broad- and transported to the Detention Center On January 28, 2017, at approximately small boxes in the brush behind her mail-
cast to be on the lookout for a vehicle op- where he was charged with Disorderly 2:00pm, Deputy T. Rzepkowski responded box that were opened and emptied of their
erated by an intoxicated white female and Conduct and Trespass: Private Property. to Dennis Monnett Road, in Prince Freder- contents. The owners were contacted and
traveling with a small child in the vehicle. ick, to investigate a theft of vehicle registra- were unaware of the incident.
He was able to locate the vehicle, still run- tion plates. Upon arrival he met with the
ning, parked at the Calvert County Health victim who stated both his front and rear Theft Case #17-3789:
Department, in Prince Frederick. As he registration plates had been removed from On January 23, 2017, at approximately
approached the vehicle and made contact a vehicle he had parked and not driven for 11:00am, Deputy T. Buckler responded to
with the driver, Salli Barats, 51, of St. the last week. Bay Ave, in North Beach, for a reported
Leonard, he detected an odor of alcoholic theft. The complainant advised the decora-
beverage emitting from her person and ob- Theft Case #17-4347: tive pieces she had hung on the (communal)
served an infant child in the rear car seat. On January 26, 2017, at approximately walls outside of their apartment were sto-
While questioning Ms. Barats, she admit- 9:15am, Deputy C. Callison responded len. Items include: a 2ft x 1ft wooden sh
ted to having a clear plastic bag containing to Cambridge Place, in Prince Frederick, (mirror), large wooden sh with pictures of
suspected heroin and handed it to Deputy for the report of stolen registration plates. North Beach and a decorative brass can sit-
Denton. At this time Dep. Barger arrived The victim stated they parked their vehicle ting next to a door. This theft would have
on scene and took over the DUI investiga- on Cambridge Place on January 24th at taken place sometime between January 3
tion. Barats then pulled out a clear plastic 11:30pm; and upon returning to the vehicle 30th.
bottle containing (urine) she planned to Donahue at 8:30am this morning, saw that the rear
submit for her drug test. She was taken license plate was missing. If you know who committed these crimes
into custody and charged with Possession- or any other criminal activity in Calvert
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the report of a disorderly subject. Upon report of a theft that just occurred. Upon
arrival he came in contact with Catherine arrival he spoke with an employee who ad- Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to
Riley, 53, of Chesapeake Beach, who was vised that a light-skinned black male had $1,000 for information that leads to the ar-
extremely intoxicated and he witnessed just stolen a green camo colored ski mask rest or indictment of a person involved in
her fall to the ground. Deputy B. Poun- from the display rack. The male ran out criminal activity.
sberry arrived on the scene and stated of the station and got away in a vehicle
Riley was removed from the Chesapeake parked outside.
Beach Resort and Spa earlier in the day
because she refused to check out of the ho-
Barats tel and was too intoxicated to stand. She
was asked several times to call for a safe
CDS Violation Case #17-4362: ride home or she would be locked up for
On January 26, 2017, at approximately public intoxication. She refused to coop-
10:20am, Deputy B. Boerum responded erate and was placed under arrest. Riley
to the Fastop on St. Leonard Road, in St. was charged with Public Intoxication and
Leonard, to investigate a report of possible Failure to Obey a Lawful Order.
CDS activity taking place in the parking
lot. When he arrived he contacted a male
tting the description, Christopher Whit-
taker, 29, of Lusby, and was advised he had
an open warrant through Calvert County.
He was placed into custody and a search
incident to arrest revealed three (3) used
syringes and a metal spoon on the inside
of his jacket. The spoon had white residue
on one side and a black burn mark on the
bottom. Whittaker was transported to the
Detention Center and served with his out- PREVENT CRIME
standing warrant and charged with Pos-
session of CDS Paraphernalia (syringe).
Riley
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9:00am, Deputy G. Gott was contacted by
a citizen in the area of Overlook Drive, in Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Lusby, in reference to damaged property.
The victim explained they found their mail- 6:00 - 8:30pm
box had been damaged and knocked off the Courthouse Square Conference Room
post. The box was last seen intact at 6:00pm 205 Main Street, Prince Frederick
the previous day (January 28th) and was
discovered damaged this morning. After
speaking with the complainant, he noticed
other mailboxes located nearby on Lake Registration is Required.
Terrace were also damaged. He made con- For more information contact the
Whittaker Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA) at 410-535-3733.
tact with those owners who were unaware
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Thursday, February 2, 2017 The Calvert County Times Sports 9

Seahawks Men Best


Marymount 85-63
St. Marys College of Maryland Se- Senior guard Michael Anderson (Lees-
ahawks Mens Basketball team bested burg, Va./Loudon County) scored four of
Marymount of Virgibia on Jan. 28 by the Marymounts next six points as the Saints
score of 85-63. Here are the facts: tied the game (46-46) for the 13th and fi-
Records: St. Marys (10-9, 5-7 CAC), nal time at 14:36. From here, it was all St.
Marymount (9-10, 6-6 CAC) Marys as junior wing Chris Craft, Jr.
Location: St. Marys City, Md. Mi- (Waldorf, Md./Westlake) sparked a 14-3
chael P. OBrien Athletics & Recreation run which sealed a double-digit Seahawk
Center Arena lead for the remainder of the game.
#10 Chris Fenwick for Leonardtown gets double teamed #12 Adlai Traver of Leonardtown guarding The Short Story: The St. Marys Col- Inside the Box Score
by #4 Myron Young and #10 Vonnie Watkins of Patuxent #32 Brandon West of Patuxent lege of Maryland mens basketball team As a team, St. Marys posted one of
put up a big second half in marching past its best efforts of the season at the free

Leonardtown Snaps
Marymount (Va.) University, 85-63, Satur- throw line as the Seahawks shot a season-
day afternoon in Capital Athletic Confer- best 79.2-percent (19-of-24) while edging
ence action. Junior captain Delaszo Smith Marymount on the boards, 39-35, including
(Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) paced the 29 defensive caroms.

Three Game Losing


Seahawks with a game-best 18 points as St. Marys also benefitted from 22 fast-
Smith went 9-of-10 at the free throw line. break points and 22 points off of 18 Saint
What It Means miscues this afternoon.

Streak Against Patuxent


Todays victory puts St. Marys in a Joining Smith in double-figure scoring
two-way tie for seventh in the conference were junior wing LaVonte Sanders (Up-
standings as the Seahawks split their sea- per Marlboro, Md./Wise) and Ayoub with
son series with Marymount. The Seahawks 15 each. Sanders paced the Seahawks as
are still in the hunt for one of the six playoff well with nine rebounds.
By Zach Hill spots as theyre just one game out from the Bynum rounded out the scoring with
Contributing Writer top six. 14 points and added a season-best seven
How It Happened boards.
The Leonardtown Boys Basketball team ents Tazman Davis and eight from Leonar- St. Marys relied on its inside play for the Up Next
managed to claim their redemption from dtowns JD Gaddis. win this afternoon as the Seahawks outdu- St. Marys will look to extend its win
the last time they faced the Patuxent Pan- Unfortunately for the Panthers, their last eled Marymount, 52-32, in the paint. streak to three on Wednesday, February 1
thers by downing them, 59-52, in a Friday quarter recovery effort was just shy of pull- The Seahawks erased a 37-34 halftime when the Seahawks travel to York College
night cross-county game on January 27th. ing off a comeback as the Raiders came out deficit by outscoring the Saints, 51-26, of Pennsylvania (12-7, 7-5 CAC) for a CAC
By winning, the Raiders also managed on top, 59-52. in the second half behind 13 points from matchup at 8:00 p.m.
to snap the second longest losing streak They were what we were expecting. Smith and 10 from junior guard Ochae In their previous meeting this season, St.
that the team had been on all season of Patuxents Head Coach Nicholas Wilson Bynum (Waldorf, Md./North Point) on Marys suffered a heartbreaking 88-84 loss
threegames. said. We didnt defend as well as we need- 5-of-8 shooting. on its home court on January 18 despite
The streak followed the recent losses ed to and they did a good job of executing After going 0-for-6 from downtown in raining a season-best 12 three-pointers on
from Great Mills, Huntingtown, and Cal- their offense. the first half, back-to-back three-pointers the Spartans.
vert high schools. Leonardtowns Coach Holland discussed from Smith and first-year guard Matt
The last time these two teams faced off, the importance of the win to them. This Ayoub (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson) to From St. Marys College of Maryland
Patuxent barely managed to pull out a close game was big for us because we received start the final 20 minutes helped the Se-
win in the fourth quarter to end the game, solid contributions from several members ahawks claim an early 40-37 lead.
49-46. of our team. In our losses we were only get-
Leonardtowns Head Coach David ting contributions from two or three play-

Board of Education Honors


Holland spoke on what the team had to ers. Tonight was a great team effort.
do differently from the last time they This showed to be true as six different
facedPatuxent. players from Leonardtown scored as they

State Athletic Champions


The last time we played Patuxent it was demonstrated great ball movement all
a very close game. We made a few mental through the game.
errors at the end that cost us the game. I told Stephan Petett did a great job on the of-
the players that we need to keep our focus fensive boards. He turned several of those At the January 26, 2017 meeting, the Cal- named the SMAC Athlete of the Year and
for four quarters. rebounds into baskets. Chris Fenwick and vert County Public Schools Board of Edu- was selected as a 2nd team All American
The first quarter was kept very even on Adlai Traver both played excellent all cation honored the athletes who won state by finishing 8th at the Footlocker National
both teams parts as by the end the score around games. JD Gaddis did a better job championships during the fall season. Championships.
was 13-12 in the Raiders favor. of not settling for the 3 pointer and got into Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, The Northern High cross country team,
Both #10 Vonnie Watkins of Patuxent the paint for some key baskets in the second said, A quality education includes extra- comprised of Molly Barrick, Abby Swee-
and #21 James Blackwell of Leonardtown half. Holland said. curricular activities, and many of our kids ney, Claudia Dolan, Katie Delamer, Sarah
managed to put up five points for their re- We will need to get offensive contribu- excel both academically and intellectually. Deresky, Alicia Bennett, Catherine Bubser,
spective teams in the first. tions from several players as we move for- The state champions for the fall seasonare: Shannon Greene, Kat Strayer, Jenna Car-
It wasnt until the end of the second quar- ward. The key for us is to play together as Hayley Jackson, Cross Country, Patux- penter, Jessica Drake and Hope Bennett,
ter that Leonardtown was able to get a siz- a team and put together 4 solid quarters in ent High, Coach David Walser; and earned the first cross country team champi-
able lead for the first time. every game. Girls Cross Country Team, Northern onship in the history of the school. During
Senior, #24 Stephan Petett managed Leonardtown has since moved up two High, Coach Josh Dawson. their highly successful season, they were
to put up 10 of the Raiders 17 points that spots in the Southern Maryland Athletic The 2017 title marks Hayleys third con- the 2016 3A South Regional Champions for
quarter and received high praise from Conference(SMAC) to 11th place. Patuxent secutive state cross country championship. the 2nd consecutive time and the 2015-2016
Coach Holland after the game for it. also has began a slight ascent as they will She is the Maryland Public Secondary Southern Maryland Athletic Conference
By the start of the second half, Leonard- remain ahead of the Raiders in 9th place. School Athletic Association (MPSSAA) Champions for the 2nd consecutive time
town held an eight point lead over Patuxent Leonardtowns next home game will be 2A Regional Champion for the third con- with a 35-straight league meet win streak.
by the score 30-22. on February 10th where the Raiders will secutive year and set a Maryland State 2A
The third quarter was deadlocked take on the Calvert High School Cavaliers. Championship and Southern Maryland
from both teams putting up an equal 16 Patuxents next home game will like- Athletic Conference (SMAC) Champion-
pointseach. wise be played on February 10th against ship Meet course record time. Hayley was
The fourth quarter was the only quar- the Chopticon Braves. This game however,
ter that the Panthers managed to outscore will not come before they take on their big-
theRaiders. gest in-county rivals, the Calvert Cavaliers,
They did so by the score of 14-13, includ- on February 8th at Calvert High School.
ing a respectable seven points from Patux-
10 Education The Calvert County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

New School Calendar County to Fund Half of


Shortens Spring Break School Transportation Study
By Guy Leonard By Dick Myers
Staff Writer Staff Writer
The Calvert Board of Education voted to Weve received more letters on this is- The Calvert County Board of County the schools paid bus contractors nearly
approve a revised school calendar at their sue than any other since Ive been on this Commissioners (BOCC) has unanimously $250,000 more than necessary in fuel reim-
regular meeting Jan. 26 that makes adjust- board and thats over 20 years, Phalen approved paying for one half of the cost of bursement in 2013 and 2014. The auditors
ments for Gov. Larry Hogans executive or- said, adding that parents letters centered a study of the school systems transporta- also wrote that about $5 million more over
der that students start class statewide after mostly on preserving time off for students tion program. The total cost of $46,902 the 12 years of about 120 buses lifespan
Labor Day. during Spring Break and other holidays. will be evenly split between the commis- largely due to not basing its payment calcu-
The new calendar for Calvert public Very few said we need to convince the sioners and the school board. lation on market rates.
schools preserves the day for students to governor to retract his mandate, Phalen At the school boards Jan. 12 meeting, Hejl said he was a little bit miffed that
take off from class to attend the county fair said, adding that had this happened the member Kelly McConkey had resisted a the school board had made the funding
but it reduces the days available for Spring board could have accommodated all of the motion for the board to pay the full amount. request of the commissioners. But he con-
Break and adds one day to the end of the parents requests. He contended that the county commission- cluded if the commissioners had a nancial
school year on June 8. Phalen was also concerned that the last ers had requested the study and should help stake they could be privy to the results of
Board members debated changes to the day of school being on June 8 would be a pay the bill. He convinced the majority of the study.
draft calendar before nal adoption, to low mark for student learning, but Board the school board to go along with him. There was one proviso presented to the
include changing the Wednesday before Member Pamela Cousins countered by say- The commissioners concluded that pay- commissioners in a memo from Director of
Thanksgiving, a day often used for family ing that much the same could be said for the ing part of the bill would give then a seat Finance and Budget Tim Hayden. He said
travel for the holiday, back to a school day so-called fair day for students to attend at the table in the study and a stake in its if the commissioners pad half of the cost
and eliminating June 8 as a school day. the county fair. outcome. of the study to the school board that would
Board Member Tracey McGuire made Thats touted as a day for education but Commissioner Mike Hart initially ex- be considered in next years calculations
the motion but it ultimately failed. Board to this day I havent had anyone tell me of pressed skepticism about the commis- for the state-mandated Maintenance of Ef-
Member Dawn Balinski said she would the 15,000 students we have if 10,000 are sioner involvement in a study about school fort. It would add about $1.50 per student to
support it but lamented the overall changes going or 5,000, Cousins said. You have a bus contracts, which he said was an inter- what they would be required to contribute
that had to be made to the calendar to ac- percentage who potentially are not going to nal issue for the school system. But he was yearly to education.
commodate Hogans order. participate in the content and programming informed by Commissioner Tom Hejl that To circumvent the problem raised by
This is a horrible choice, Balinski said. thats provided. the study was broader than that, to include Haydn, the commissioners agreed to pay
Were going to get our heads chopped off Phalen said that in his years off attend- a look at the transportation ofce function- their half of the cost of the study directly to
no matter what. ing the fair he had seen thousands of kids ing and concerns from bus drivers as well the consultant, a North Carolina company.
Board Member William Phalen said participating each year. as contractors.
concerns over changes to the school calen- The issue came about after a July report dickmyers@countytimes.net
dar generated more correspondence with guyleonard@countytimes.net was released by the states Ofce of Leg-
the school board from parents than hed islative Audits. State auditors wrote that
ever seen.

WE ARE SHIP ASK US ABOUT Calverts Graduation


Rate Continues to Climb
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YOUR RX DRUGS
ASSISTANCE.
dents receiving a high school diploma work toward this goal.
continues to increase, according to data re- The graduation rate for the state of Mary-
leased by the Maryland State Department land increased to 87.61 percent, nearly six
of Education. points better than the 81.97 percent rate
The four-year cohort graduation rate reached in 2010, the rst year Maryland
reached 94.48 percent in 2016, up from reported the cohort graduation rate that fol-
94.19 in 2015. lows a set group of students from freshman
Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, year through their senior year.
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Thursday, February 2, 2017 The Calvert County Times Education 11

CSM Testing Center School Board Recognizes


PHS Marching Band
Earns Certication At the January 26, 2017 meeting, the
Board of Education honored the Patux-
ber 29, 2016, held at Towson University in
Towson, MD. The bands show Turbo-
The Testing Center at the College of continuous quality improvement for the ent High School (PHS) marching band in charged! earned 4th place in a tight compe-
Southern Maryland La Plata Campus has test(s) they are taking. recognition of the state championship the tition with the top three bands.
completed a two-year process to become There are also Testing Centers at both the group earned this year. The Huntingtown High Hurricane
certied by the National College Testing CSM Prince Frederick and Leonardtown Under the leadership of new director Ste- Marching Band, under the direction of
Association (NCTA). The certication is campuses, and both are also completing phen Lane, the PHS band enjoyed a myriad Dr. Donald Naumann, captured its ninth
rigorous, requiring that the testing center the NCTA certication process, Zafarullah of successes this year. Their season culmi- Tournament of Bands, Chapter IX Cham-
meet professional and standard operating said. nated with a State Championship in Group pionship Title in Group II. In addition, the
procedures specic to national standards, The three CSM Testing Centers are IIA at the Maryland State Championship band nished in 7th place out of the top 20
said Ronda Jacobs, CSM assistant professor dedicated to enhancing student learning by and a 3rd place nish at the US Bands Na- Group II bands at the Atlantic Coast Cham-
and coordinator of information systems and providing comprehensive, accessible, aca- tional Championship in Allentown, PA, at pionships held at Hersheypark Stadium in
technologies in the Business and Technol- demic and professional testing and assess- which the band achieved a score of 94.15, Hershey, PA on October 30, 2016. Since
ogy Division. ment services. The centers adhere to testing its highest competitive score in school his- the opening of Huntingtown High School,
The Testing Center at the La Plata Cam- standards and practices, safeguard con- tory. The bands student leadership team is the Marching Hurricanes have earned nine
pus administers more than 12,000 tests in dentiality of student records, and ensure comprised of Emily Wose, Lily Hensler, consecutive Chapter XI championships and
a year, including tests for CSM students an optimal testing environment in order to Sarah Fyock, Kelsey Duprey, Daniel Short, one US Bands State title in 2012.
as well as those for area businesses, local meet the increasing needs of CSM students, Brandon Alexander, Travis Scott, Matt The Calvert High School Band, under
organizations and members of the commu- faculty, administrators and community. Becker, Armani Claggett, Paul Mako the direction of new director Demetri Be-
nity, including professional certication ex- The NCTA is set up to promote profes- Robeson and Melanie Baugher. del, ended their season with their highest
ams and placement and academic entrance sionalism and quality in the administra- Marching bands from the other three score of the year at the US Bands National
exams. tion of testing services and programs. The Calvert County high schools also ended the Championships in Allentown, PA on No-
Earning this certication was denitely NCTA Test Center Certication is the pro- season on a high note. vember 6, 2016. The students demonstrat-
worth it, said Salman Zafarullah, the La cess whereby a testing center undergoes a The Northern High Patriot Marching ed maturity and effort every time they took
Plata Campus Testing Center coordinator, signicant self-assessment to show that it Band, under the direction of Russell Bly, the eld and were able to increase their
who provided the bulk of the documenta- meets the criteria to be identied by NCTA concluded the season at the US Bands score each week of the season.
tion and standardization of processes re- as a certied test center. Certication is Maryland State Championship on Octo-
quired for NCTA certication. While the considered an acknowledgment of a testing
effort added to Zafarullahs already full centers adherence to best practices in the
work load, he noted that the centers new testing industry.
status makes the center more valuable to the The CSM Testing Center services are
college and to the community. He estimates part of a comprehensive system of Student
that the NCTA certication could increase Success Services provided at the college. In
demand for the centers services by 15 to 20
percent.
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12 Feature Story The Calvert County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

Is Southern Maryland
Coming Apart?
Charles Commissioners Action Could Threaten Regional Unity
By Dick Myers
Staff Writer
For 50 years the Tri-County Council for Georges County and the other counties tablishments in those four counties than although this years speaker was Maryland
Southern Maryland (TCCSMD) has been of the DC Metro area. They say Charles there were in the entire state of Nevada, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs George Ow-
the keeper of the name that identifies our County should be considered to be part of other jurisdiction at the time in which they ings, a former council member when he
region. Maryland Senate President Thom- the MGM Corridor (referring to the new were legal. When this reporter first moved was in the Maryland House of Delegates.
as V. Mike Miller points out that South- MGM complex at National Harbor). Sena- to Southern Maryland there were slot The role of the TCCSMD has changed
ern Maryland used to be identified as the tor Millers reaction to that turn of events machines in the drug store on the square over the years and has been largely funded
five tobacco-growing counties of the state Oh No! inLeonardtown. by the federal grants it has been able to se-
(Price Georges, Anne Arundel, Charles, Judging from the reaction at the Tri- A law to outlaw the slot machines was cure. There was a time when the council
Calvert and St. Marys). But now when County Council meeting Jan. 26 in An- championed by then St. Marys County attempted to become a regional land-use
you say Southern Maryland, it is gener- napolis a lot of people are incredulous State Senator J. Frank Raley, who believed planning agency, but the three counties re-
ally understood that you are talking about about the prospect of the breaking up of the the one-armed bandits were holding back sisted that effort.
thetri-county area of Calvert Charles and region that has been together for so long. the area. As part of the bone thrown to the The council was also in the forefront
St. Marys. Well have more about the Charles County area to compensate for the banning of slot of the suit championed by former Calvert
A decision made on Jan. 10 by the Commissioners decision and that conten- machines, the legislature created the tri- County Commissioner and Stare Senator
Charles County Board of County Commis- tious council meeting but first a brief his- County Council for Sothern Maryland in Bernie Fowler regarding the water quality
sioners may change all of that and drive a tory of the council that bears the name 1966 to foster economic development for of the Patuxent River. The lawsuit forced
wedge between Charles and the other two SouthernMaryland. the region. the state, the upriver counties, and the U.S.
counties. Several Charles County officials From 1947 to 1968 slot machines were Southern Maryland was also given at Environmental Protection Agency to enact
have been heard to say that their county pervasive in four Maryland counties, Anne the time the promise of a bridge linking pollution control measures.
no longer belongs in Southern Mary- Arundel, Calvert, Charles and St. Marys. Calvert and St. Marys counties. The Gov. The council also played a big role in se-
land but should be aligned with Prince In fact there were more slot machine es- Thomas Johnson Bridge opened to traffic curing infrastructure to save the local mili-
on Dec. 17, 1976 after a five-year construc- tary bases during the BRAC process.

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The 1966 law creating the Tri-County focuses on such issues as workforce devel-

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bership of the council as the elected legis- ment Commission, funded by tobacco res-

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county commissioners of each county and

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three at-large members. have contributed a proportional amount to-

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over the years. Although the public is in- grams the council runs. The annual amount
vited to attend council quarterly meetings, each county contributes has increased over

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they rarely do so. Even the press rarely at- time, but the state statute only requires a
tends. At the Jan. 26 meeting in Annapolis minimum yearly contribution of $9,000
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the County Tines was the only media in from each county. At its Jan, 10 meeting,
attendance. The meetings include a dinner on a 4-1 vote, the Charles County Commis-
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Thursday, February 2, 2017 The Calvert County Times Feature Story 13

Charles could increase funding for its own tion. She said the down payment for the motion calls for the council to get together Hodge watched the Charles County
summer intern program and to create a new event had already been paid to Loews, and at some unspecified future date to discuss Commissioners Jan. 10 decision and he
position within their Department of Eco- that would be lost if the event, a month in the future of the council. said they as others in the past have forgot-
nomic Development for a Business Devel- the future was cancelled at this late date. Politics was the 800-pound gorilla in the ten something -- The Board of County
opment Manager. One of that new persons She said the businesses that had contribut- room. All Charles County elected officials Commissioners are not seeing themselves
responsibilities is agricultureretention. ed would lose their money as well. This is are Democrats. Most of Calvert and St. as the council.
The only vote against the motion came the craziest thing, she said at one point and Marys council members are Republican. The Charles decision leaves the com-
from Charles County Commissioner Debra later called the motion petty foolishness. Delegate Mark Fisher insisted that the con- missioners in St. Marys and Calvert in a
Davis, who at the time was ending her one- The discussion revealed a weakening troversy had nothing to do with politics. difficult position. Do they make up the lost
year term as chairman of TCCSMD. Davis resolve on the part of both the Calvert and One person with a unique perspective funding? If so how does that affect monies
argued that the council jobs program was St. Marys commissioners to support the on the council is Gary Hodge, the only now going to Charles County for programs
different from the one run by the county council. St. Marys Commissioner Presi- one to ever serve as a council chairman such as workforce development which ben-
in that it served low-income and high dent Randy Guy said the council funding (2008-2010), while Charles County Com- efit that countys citizens.
school students. Commissioner President had been discussed at the monthly break- missioner) and as council executive direc- Or do they do the same thing and pull
Peter Murphy argued that the county pro- fast meetings held by the commissioner tor (1980-1998). Hodge said, Duringthe back funding? How does that affect the le-
gram is not prohibited from serving those presidents, including Murphy and Evan past 35 years, Southern Maryland has be- veraging of grants worth $4 million?
twogroups. Slaughenhoupt, Jr. come one of the most dynamic regions of The council office is in Charles County
There was, however, plenty said about Slaughenhoupt, who has been replaced the State. Historically poor, isolated and (Hughesville), With the Charles action
the Charles County decision at the coun- as president by Hejl, said of the council, I uncompetitive, Southern Maryland is now does the office need to be moved where the
cils annual meeting in Annapolis on Jan. dont really get a warm feeling. characterized by high-technology econom- money is.
26. Ironically there was no mention of I beg you not to implode because of ic growth,high income levels,high-qual- And if Southern Maryland indeed moves
the decision on the agenda and no discus- this, urged outgoing chair Davis, who ear- itypublic facilities and services, extraor- into a different definition, what about ev-
sion scheduled until Miler raised his hand ly in the meeting was succeeded by Calvert dinary natural resources and innovative erything in Charles County that now iden-
and asked what was going on. That re- County Commissioner Steve Weems, who programs to protect them, nationally rec- tifies itself with Southern Maryland such
sulted a flurry of discussion, which often was thrust into the middle of a hurricane. ognized undergraduate and regional com- as Southern Maryland Electric Co-op,
turnedcontentious. St. Marys County Commissioner John munity colleges, a thriving regional center Southern Maryland Oil and College of
Charles County State Senator Thomas OConnor, who had seconded Hejls mo- providing access to advanced degrees, and Southern Maryland.
Mac Middleton was perhaps the most tion, suggested that the legislators revise state-of-the-art laboratoriesa solid foun- Stay tuned. There is a lot to be decided
enlightening on the motivation behind the TCCSMD statute to require each dation for future economic prosperity and a over the next several months during budget
the Charles County vote, He was the one county to fund $100,000, to circumvent the high quality of life. deliberations in each county.
who reported the comments that Charles Charles County action. The Tri-County Council for Southern
no longer belonged in Sothern Maryland In the end Hejl withdrew his motion and Maryland--all the elected officials of the dickmyers@countytimes.net
and it was that statement that elicited the a new motion by Delegate Jerry Clark of region working together--played an impor-
frustrated Oh No! from Sen. Miller. But Calvert and St. Marys was passed. That tant rolein making this possible.
Middleton said he disagreed and supported
the continuance of TCCSMD,
But Middleton also noted the need
for Charles County to align itself with
Metabolic training to
Prince Georges and that MGM Corridor, increase metabolism &
because it was there that the transporta-
tion issues affecting the countys many

Workout
commutersoccur.
Middleton is also not happy with the ex-
ecutive board of TCCSMD, which makes

Smarter
a lot of decisions for the council Middle-
ton criticized the board for the firing of Dr.
Christine Bergmark, long-time executive

Not Harder
director of the Southern Maryland Agri-
culture Development Board. Middleton is
chair of that board and he said the coun-
cil executive board did not notify him of
thedecision.

JOIN THE FREE CHALLENGE


Middleton said that Murphy also re-
layed to him his upset at the executive
committeedecision.
There was a lot of upset in the room
about that Charles decision, particularly
from Calvert and St. Marys. At one point
Calvert Commissioner President Tom
Hejl introduced a motion that would have
withdrawn council support for the annual
Southern Maryland Legislative Reception,
held at Loews Hotel and attended by leg-
islators from around the state as well as
busloads of Southern Maryland residents.
Stuffed ham, fried oysters, crab balls and
other local dioecies are rolled out. The re-
ception is funded in part by local business-
es, which line the ballroom with displays. Kicking off 2017 with a new beat
St. Marys County Delegate Matt Mor-
Challenges Every
gan explained what he felt was the reason-
and in shape! Come out and enjoy a
ing behind the motion. He said some coun- completely FREE and fun, high
Tues, Thurs
cil employees could lose their jobs with the energy fitness class that will be sure
Charles funding decision, yet they were
required to work at the event. Morgan was to leave you feeling powerful and
assured that no council employees would
lose their jobs.
strong. We will get 24FIT and learn @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The annual reception is the baby of
Charles County Delegate Sally Jameson, a
about Nutrition and why it's paired
perfectly with fitness.
Starting January 12
big council supporter. Jameson is also chair
of the Southern Maryland Delegation Com- Eric at 301-769-1177 LOCATED AT:
mittee of the Maryland General Assembly.
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14 Obituaries The Calvert County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

In Remembrance The Calvert County Times runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes
and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to
guyleonard@countytimes.net after noon on Mondays may run in the following weeks edition.

Mamie Colleen Wood equality for all children in and out of the ter. A skilled carpenter by profession, nia Allison. He grew up in Brentwood,
classroom was his gift from God and his Keith was rst and foremost a devoted Maryland during the war years in the house
Mamie Col- gift to others. Genes wisdom, leadership father, friend, and consummate jokester, that his father had built. Like his dad, he
leen Wood, 90, of and seless contributions to Calvert Coun- whose repertoire included a wide variety of was good at woodworking and became a
Friendship passed ty changed the shape of the Calvert Public made you looks, such as, waving to invis- carpenters apprentice at the age of 17. He
away January 26, Schools, brought awareness to issues fac- ible people, inquiring as to what was on was a master cabinet maker by the age of
2017 at Calvert Me- ing our citizens and impacted the business your shirt, and even the occasional your 28. Brentwood was his home until moving
morial Hospital. community in a personal way. Gene will be shoes are untied; whatever it took to get a his family to Calvert County in 1969. Once
She was born May forever missed in our hearts and by many laugh. He enjoyed collecting and research- settled in Calvert County, he continued to
16, 1926 in Boyds, thousands in our County. Our collective ing antiques, listening to music, spending work as a union carpenter, making the long
MD to William and prayers are with Vicky and his family. In time with family, drag racing and cooking. commute to DC until starting his own suc-
Mamie Ann (Cole) addition to his parents, he was preceded in It was not at all unusual to nd him trying cessful construction business in the early
Whipp. Mamie mar- death by his son, Stephen and sisters, Patri- new recipes from antique cookbooks while the 1980s. He retired in 1995 at the age of
ried James Malcolm cia Dawson of Berwick, PA (husband Billie listening to The Doors. Keith was a vibrant 60. In his younger years, George enjoyed
Jimmy Wood and G. Dawson dec.) and Justine R. Supon of example of dedication, contagious laugh- shing, biking, running, rowing and boat-
they raised their family in Friendship. Ma- Pendel, PA (husband Joseph J. Supon) and ter and loving sacrice. He will be greatly ing. He especially loved to teach newbies
mie loved laughing and having fun, and in numerous nieces and nephews. He is sur- missed by many. Keith is survived by his how to water ski. He was a free-thinker and
her leisure time she enjoyed canning veg- vived by his wife, Dr. Victoria D. Karol son William E. Buckmaster and his wife an avid reader who believed in researching
etables, cooking, gardening, dancing and and sons, Paul (wife Dasha), St. Peters- Kristin. Brother of Samuel H, Buckmaster, for himself rather than relying on authority
listening to music. She also loved her pets, burg, Russia; Michael (wife Rehata), New Jr. and his wife Sydna, Danny B. Buckmas- or popular opinion. An early organic gar-
especially her Chihuahua Chico. Mamie York City, NY and Teddy, Port Republic, ter and his wife Rita, Kevin W. Buckmaster dener and health advocate, he was gener-
was preceded in death by her husband MD. Also survived by his brother, Den- and his wife Naomi, Donna B. Canter and ous with his knowledge, his experience and
Jimmy Wood on May 6, 2016. She is nis (wife Carol), Rehoboth Beach, Dela- her husband Paul. The family will receive the books that had inuenced him. After
survived by children James M. Wood, Jr ware. The family will be receiving relatives friends at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 retirement, he used his free time to garden
of Florida, Donald Joseph Joe Wood and and friends on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD or work in his shop. He could make any-
his wife Frances of Dunkirk, Colleen Peter- at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 105 on Saturday February 4, 2017 from 2-4 thing out of wood: clocks, dollhouses, skis,
son and her husband Charlie of Bowie, Al- Vianney Ln, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, and 6-8 PM. Services are private. In lieu bowls, furniture, even door locks -- all came
ice Jones of Prince Frederick and Jeannie from 6-8 PM for viewing. A mass of Chris- of owers, memorial contributions may be from his talented hands. George was an un-
Jones of Millersville, as well as numerous tian burial will be offered on Wednesday, made to Burnett-Calvert Hospice House. compromising man who believed a thing
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces February 1, 2017 at the church. Interment was only worth doing if youre gonna do it
and nephews. will be held in the church cemetery imme- right. Lewy body dementia made the nal
diately following the service. Contributions George Lee Allison year of his life a trial, but he endured it with
may be made in the memory of Dr. Karol typical toughness and humor. He was a
Eugene Gene Karol to Rotary Club of Prince Frederick P. O. George Lee Al- man who was straightforward, honest, and
Box 1339 Prince Frederick MD 20678. Ar- lison, 81, of Lusby, never failed to speak his mind. His stan-
Dr. Eugene rangements entrusted to the RAUSCH FU- MD, passed away dards and spirit will be hugely missed by
Gene Karol, 83, NERAL HOME, Port Republic, MD peacefully sur- all those who loved him. He is survived by
of Port Republic, rounded by his his brother, Harry Stafford Allison; his sig-
MD passed away family on Janu- nicant other, Jan Yoshimoto; daughters,
on January 25, 2017 Keith Wayne Buckmaster ary 26, 2017 at the Laura and Nancy Allison; three grandchil-
in Port Republic, Burnett Calvert dren and three great-grandchildren.
MD. He was born Keith Wayne Hospice House in
on November 28, Buckmaster, 64, of Prince Frederick,
1933 to Michael F. Prince Frederick, MD. George was
Karol and Cath- Maryland passed born on August 17,
erine R. (Zajac) away on January 1935 in Washington, DC, the youngest and
Karol of Mif- 29, 2017 in Bur- second son of the late Harry and Sophro-
inville, PA. Dr. nett-Calvert Hos-
Gene Karol, loving husband to Dr. Vicky pice House, Prince
Karol, Superintendent of Calvert County Frederick, Mary-
Schools from 1980-1993 and School Board land. He was born
Member for 2 terms in recent years also a on September 23,
leader, statesman, educator, mentor, quiet 1952 in Prince Fred-
philanthropist, loving father, husband and erick, MD to the
friend. Gene Karol was an institution in late Thelma Sophia and Samuel Harrison
Calvert County. His life was one of total Buckmaster, Sr. He is preceded in death by
and complete service to others. Genes pas- siblings Evelyn E. Holland, Ellen L. Wood,
sion and drive to teach, mentor and seek Sylvia D. Gilbert and Mark C. Buckmas-

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 The Calvert County Times In Our Community 15
If you are stuck in the crashes are the result of driving too close
snow, dont spin your ahead. On the highway you should allow
wheels as this will only at least four seconds. When driving in rain
melt the snow and turn the add a couple of extra seconds to your fol-
snow to ice. Use the low- lowing distance and slow down. Hydro-
est gear possible and apply planing can happen at speeds as low as 35
the accelerator gently. If mph. When driving in snow reduce your
the wheels begin spinning, speed and triple your following distance.
release the accelerator and Avoid driving around snow plows. It is
try again when the wheels dangerous and most of the time the driver
stop. If unsuccessful, call cannot see you.
for help. Stay in the tire tracks of the cars in
When attempting to stop front of you and avoid changing lanes with
on ice, the rst reaction is heavy snow on the roads. It can cause loss
to slam on the brakes. Your of control.
car will not stop on ice. The Always test the road by accelerating to
best method for avoiding a about 10 mph and then slam on the brakes to
crash when driving on ice see how your vehicle will react to the road
is to lift your foot from the surface. If your anti-lock brakes engage
accelerator, dont brake and then you know the road is slippery. You can
steer around the problem. then adjust your speed to conditions based
If your car begins to slide on the way your vehicle responds.
sideways such as sh tail- Eight Things to Keep in Your Car during
ing, always steer in the the Winter Months
direction the car is sliding. Always carry a bag of kitty litter or sand
For instance if your car is in your car. If you get stuck, you can use it
sliding to the right, turn to put under the tires for traction.

CSM Offers Winter


your wheels to the right, Always carry water, snacks and a blan-
(direction of the skid). Do not brake or ac- ket just in case you are stuck in the snow
celerate. The car will begin to straighten. or trafc.
Most importantly look where you want the Windshield washer uid for your wind-

Weather Driving Tips


car to go. Do not look at what you are try- shield and doors/locks.
ing to avoid. Broom and window ice scraper/brush to
Driving too fast is the No. 1 reason for clean off your car.
loss of control and car crashes. Always Snow shovel-to dig your car out if it be-
drive at a reduced speed when driving in comes stuck.
When Mike Whelan sees the rst seri- The college offers a one-day class, adverse conditions such as rain, fog and es- Tow strap or tow rope in case you are
ous snowakes of the year or the slick, Drive2Survive, to help drivers of any age pecially snow. Reduced speed gives a driver stuck in the snow and need someone to pull
wet pavement associated with winter and level learn how to drive in adverse more time to respond to dangerous events. you out.
storms, he thinks about the new drivers weather and how to better avoid a collision Most importantly, allow plenty of space Jumper cables for dead batteries.
that have recently gone through his Col- in any circumstance. In March, the college between you and other vehicles, especially And last, but not least, patience.
lege of Southern Maryland (CSM) driver will offer this advanced safety and colli- when following another vehicle. Rear-end
education course. sion avoidance training taught by certied
Whelan, the driver education manager police driving instructors. As part of that
and lead instructor at CSM, knows that training, instructors take participants to a
when there is snow or ice on the roads, the parking lot, oil it down, Whelan said, and
new drivers will be facing an unfamiliar give the participants experience in dealing
driving experience. Although as students with a skid, much like the idea of parents
these new drivers have learned from Whel- going to a snowy parking lot and letting
an and the other CSM instructors how to their new driver get some safe experience.
deal with adverse road conditions in class, CSM is one of the largest driving in-
Whelan said, You cant learn to drive in struction programs in the state. A new re-
snow in the classroom. Its something you quired curriculum for driver education was
have to experience. recently implemented in Maryland and, as
Drive in it, he said. But drive in it in of Jan. 1, 2017, is now mandatory for all
a controlled environment. Whelan sug- driving schools. Whelan is one of only 12
gested that on a day when there is snow on state-certied instructor trainers for the
the ground, parents take their new drivers new curriculum, giving CSM a leadership
to a large, empty parking lot where there role in ensuring that Maryland drivers are
is a safe place to test snowy pavement, feel well-trained and safe on the road.
what it is like to deal with a skid or just ex- College of Southern Maryland Driver
perience how easily they can lose friction Education Manager Mike Whelan offers the
on an icy patch. I think its important that following winter weather driving advice:
you know how to drive in every condition. Five Things Before You Head Out
And if you dont, stay home Most people Never allow your fuel tank to go below
dont realize they are driving too fast until one-quarter of a tank. If you are stranded,
its too late. And this is not just teenagers, or stuck in trafc or snow, you can keep the
he said. engine running to keep warm.
Poor weather conditions are a factor in When starting your car in your garage,
approximately 22 percent of all vehicle always open the garage door rst. After
crashes in the United States, according to starting your vehicle, move it outside. Car-
the U.S. Department of Transportation, bon monoxide is a deadly gas.
Federal Highway Administration. It is illegal in Maryland to leave an un-
Whelan is all too familiar with these attended vehicle with the motor running.
kinds of statistics. He has been working Therefore, you cannot allow your car to
as a CSM drivers education instructor for warm up in your driveway unless you are
more than 13 years. He has logged more in it. Also your car can be stolen as a result
than 3,400 hours with students in the car of leaving it unattended.
and taught more than 210 courses. He start- Always clear snow/ice off the ENTIRE
ed when his own son was ready to learn to vehicle before driving. Snow and ice on
drive and Whelan wanted to make sure he vehicles can become airborne at higher
was taught properly. The more I did it, the speeds, potentially striking vehicles be-
more I became passionate about it, he said, hind and causing broken windshields and
especially about people taking safe driving car crashes.
seriously and about making sure his stu- Top off your windshield wiper uid and
dents are prepared. keep extra uid in the trunk. Wiper uid
Why do people crash? Its because they can unfreeze doors and door locks that
are driving too fast for the conditions, have become frozen due to rain.
he said. Seven Tips for Driving in Snow or Ice
16 In Our Community The Calvert County Times Thursday, February 2, 2017

Selvage Exhibition
to Open at CSM
Denim has particular meaning for Jim source Center (LR Building), Room 102. endt was short-listed for The 1858 Prize
Arendt, the featured artist in the College of At the lecture, Arendt said he plans to for Contemporary Southern Art and re-
Southern Marylands next exhibition, Sel- talk about what inspires his art. My art- ceived the South Carolina Arts Commis-
vage, set to open Feb. 6. Durable and still work grows out of the need for me to un- sion Visual Artist Fellowship. His work
worn when faded, stained or ripped, denim derstand our shifting relationship with was awarded the $50,000 top prize at Art-
represents the human condition to Arendt labor and work, he said. I grew up on a Fields, Best in Show at Hub-Bub Gallerys
as he uses it in his art to explore how in- farm outside of Flint, Michigan, birthplace Emerging Carolina and was included in the
dividuals are affected by economic stress. of General Motors and the United Auto 701 Contemporary Center for the Arts 701
When I was young and my family was Workers Union. Our region underwent a CCA Prize 2012. He was awarded Best in
living through the farm crisis of the early radical shift in economics as the industrial Show during Fantastic Fibers at Yeiser Art
1980s, I recall my father sitting at the sew- and agrarian economies disappeared or Center, Paducah, Kentucky, included in Fi-
ing machine patching his Wranglers in the were outsourced to different regions and berarts International 2013 and 2016 and the
evening after work, Arendt said. He was countries. Famously depicted in Michael 2013 Museum Rijswijk Textile Biennial,
making do a concept of thrift and prag- Moores 1989 documentary Roger & Me, Netherlands.
matism that dictates you work with the ma- Flint suffered through the loss of 80,000 Arendt received his bachelor of fine arts
terials at hand. By my early 20s, that mem- manufacturing jobs from which it has nev- degree from Kendall College of Art & De-
ory mixed with the stories of other working er fully recovered and the citys struggles sign and his master of fine arts from the
people and led me to denim as a possible continues to make headlines today. The re- University of South Carolina. He partici-
material that was much closer to the truth sulting impact on the lives of the people I pated in residency programs including The
of their lives than oil paint. grew up with has left an indelible mark on Fields Project in Illinois, Arrowmonts Tac-
The Selvage exhibition at CSM will my outlook on our relationship with work tility Forum and has been invited instructor
include seven life-size two- and three-di- as a concept as I seek to make sense of the at Penland School of Craft and Arrowmont
mensional figures by Arendt. It opens Feb. narrative that unfolded. School of Arts and Crafts.
6 and will run through March 9, and will My work asks viewers to confront the After Selvage, the last exhibition this
include an artist lecture by Arendt at 2:30 realities of working peoples lives, he said. season at CSM will be the Annual Juried
p.m. Feb. 7 on campus in the Learning Re- Across the country a shift in monetary Student Exhibition from April 10 to May 5.
The work of artist Jim Arendt policy, commodity prices and globalization Submissions for the student exhibition will

Thank You
were rapidly closing the longest period of be accepted from March 28 to April 1. The
economic expansion in American History. jury will select exhibition works April 5.
A disruption to peoples traditional liveli- Both Selvage and the Annual Juried
hoods and economic status has driven the Student Exhibitions will be at the Tony
rise of darker and more primal impulses in Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery at the
the past. Now, we confront a period of sim- La Plata Campus Fine Arts Center. The
for Your ilar anger and instinct toward protection- gallery is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday
ism. History has a way of rhyming; heres through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Satur-
Sponsorship to hoping we stick the landing. day. Artist lectures are usually held Tues-
Arendt is the director of the Rebecca day afternoon and are free and open to the
during Randall Bryan Art Gallery and an assistant public. Visit www.csmd.edu/community/
professor at Coastal Carolina University the-arts/visual-arts/hungerford-gallery/
our 2016 in Conway, South Carolina. His work has
been exhibited internationally in numer-
index for more information. For more on
Arendt, visit www.jimarendt.com.
Race ous group and solo shows. Recently, Ar-

Season

Red Cross Helping In Wake of


Devastating Southern Storms
Providing Food, Shelter, Care Across Multiple States
People in several southern states con- Red Cross response vehicles are circulat-
tinue to deal with the devastation from se- ing through the hardest-hit areas, deliver-
vere storms and at least 60 tornadoes over ing food and relief supplies as people clean
48 hours the weekend of January 21st. The up their homes.
American Red Cross is continuing to pro- In Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi,
vide food, shelter and help with recovery. Red Cross and community partners have
Red Cross workers will support those af- served over 30,000 meals and snacks, dis-
fected for as long as help is needed. Cur- tributed over 8,000 relief items, and pro-
rently: Reports indicate more than 1,100 vided 900 Health Services and Disaster
homes have been affected across Mis- Mental Health contacts.
sissippi, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana Red Cross has mobilized over 500 work-
and Florida. We anticipate this number ers to help those in need.
could increase once all inaccessible areas
areaccessed. From American Red Cross
Over 100 people in Georgia and Missis-
sippi are still seeking refuge in 7 Red Cross
www.somdbmx.com and community shelters.
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Wildlife Photographer/ Public Encouraged


Biologist to Speak to Attend Comp
atLibrary Plan Workshops
Master Gardeners of Calvert County and bee and bird habitat and will also dis-
have been offering presentations at Calvert cuss new tools for identifying native bees
Library locations since 2002 in an award- on the wing.Right now the largest crop by The third round of public meetings on attend, and we encourage those who want
winning series now called Garden Smart- acreage in the United States is lawn; you the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan to participate to review a short document,
er.In 2017, they have an impressive lineup can replace and integrate former lawn ar- Update will be held in February, March, Providing an Efficient and Multi-modal
of presenters and workshops that focus on eas into aesthetically acceptable natural- and April. Five workshops are scheduled, Transportation System, which provides
seed swap, shade gardening, herb spirals, ized landscapes and do your part to help- each focused on a different important issue. background information, summarizes
tomatoes, mulching, pests, fungus, aqua- save the world. The first workshop focuses on transpor- major ideas and suggests possible strate-
culture, food forests, faerie gardens, bulbs Sam has spent most of his career at the tation and is scheduled for Monday, Feb. gies. Find it online at www.co.cal.md.us/
and more. They are particularly excited to USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. 6, 2017 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the College FutureCalvert.
bring wildlife biologist and bee expert Sam He has coordinated the North American of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick To share your ideas via a short survey,
Droege to Calvert Library Prince Freder- Breeding Bird Survey Program, developed Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Road in Prince view presentations, read the summary of
ick on Thursday, February 23, at 6:30pm. the North American Amphibian Monitor- Frederick.Doors will open 30 minutes be- the Fall 2016 workshops, and learn about
Maryland is home to over 400 different ing Program, the BioBlitz, Cricket Crawl fore each meeting for an open house. Maps, future events, visit the FutureCalvert web-
kinds of native bees. Their populations are and FrogwatchUSA programs and worked graphs, and other information will be on page. Be a part of shaping Calvert Countys
declining, and the primary cause is not the on the design and evaluation of monitor- display. Staff will be available to answer future. Your county. Your future. Ques-
use of pesticides but the loss of native flow- ing programs. Currently he is developing questions during the open house and after tions? Contact pz@co.cal.md.us.
ers. As the number of people have grown an inventory and monitoring program for the workshop. Citizens are encouraged to
in Calvert County so too has the footprint native bees, online identification guides for
of residential landscapes; these homes have North American bees at www.discoverlife.
replaced native plant communities with ar- org , and with Jessica Zelt reviving the
eas either lacking flowers (i.e., lawns and North American Bird Phenology Program.
hard structures) or installing plants of little His group maintains high resolution photo-
value to native bees. Using gorgeous pho- graphs of insects and other macro natural
tos, Sam will talk about converting his acre history objects at: http://www.flickr.com/
of lawn into an integrated flower, vegetable photos/usgsbiml

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Community Calendar or habit, meets Fridays at Our Fathers


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.

Thursday, February 2 House Assembly of God Church in Califor- Sunday, February 5 Wednesday, February 8
nia, Maryland. A large group lesson 7:30-
Calvert Toastmasters Meeting 8:30pm and gender-specic small groups Reformed Bible Study Examining Our Foundations Wednes-
205 Main Street, Prince Frederick (Court- 8:30-9:30pm are followed by refreshments. 2784 Queensberry Drive, Huntingtown, day Evening Series
house Square) For more information e-mail OFHCR4U@ MD 20639 Middleham and St. Peters Parish 10210 H
11:30 AM-12:30 PM gmail.com. Wed love to meet you! 5:30 PM-7:00 PM G Trueman Rd, Lusby, MD 20657
Do you want to become a condent public Northern Calvert Reformed Mission is hosting 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmas-
ters is the place for you. Youll nd a sup-
Saturday, February 4 a Bible study on the biblical book of Ephesians. Examining Our Foundations
We read and try to understand what the Bible is A New Winter Wednesday Night Series at
portive learn-by-doing environment that All You Can Eat Country Breakfast actually saying. Everyone is welcome to come. Middleham and St. Peters Parish
allows you to achieve your goals at your Deale Volunteer Fire Dep For more information call 540-846-8081. Led by Father David, Father Skip, and Rev-
own pace. For more information see our 6007 Drum Point Road, Deale, Md 20751 erend Sarah
website at calvert.toastmastersclubs.org 8:00 AM-11:00 AM Monday, February 6 6:15pm Potluck dinner with 7:00pm Presen-
Menu: Bacon, Sausage, Scrapple, Scram- tation. Wednesday evenings in January and
Zumba Gold-Toning bled Eggs, Pancakes, Cream Chip Beef, February, the clergy will lead presentations
Zumba Gold-Toning at the Firehouse
Sunderland Elementary School, Clyde Sausage Gravy, Home Fries, Biscuits, exploring the foundations of what we as
Dunkirk Fire Department, 3170 W Ward
Jones Rd, Sunderland, MD Toast, Fruit Cocktail, Juice and Coffee. Christians, and specically as Episcopalians
Rd, Dunkirk, MD 20754
7:00 PM-8:00 PM $9.00 per adultkids 5 and under free believe. This series is designed for those at all
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Zumba Gold-Toning is a dance/tness/ton- stages of familiarity with the history, beliefs,
FREE for all current/active rst respond-
ing program for people like me who want Zumba Gold Toning and worship of the Episcopal Church. For
ers! This class is Zumba Gold Toninga
and need to stay active and t but dont Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gor- some it may be a refresher or way to think
dance/tness program specically de-
like to work hard at it. This is a party at don Stinnett Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD about aspects of our faith anew. For others,
signed for the beginner that allows you to
your own pace with no prior dance expe- 20732 this will serve as an introduction for what
move at your own pace while working with
rience required. I guarantee you will love 8:30 AM-10:00 AM we as Episcopalians believe. Each week
light weights. No experience is necessary.
it. Registration is required through Calvert Zumba Gold-Toning is a dance/tness/ton- will focus on a specic element our founda-
This class will be held on the ground oor
County Parks and Rec. Call 410-257-6770 ing program for people like me who want tional beliefs, allowing us to examining the
through the rear parking lot. Drop in fee is
to register or for more information. and need to stay active and t but dont like what? why? and how? questions of
only $5, with greater discounts on multi-
to work hard at it. This is a party at your
Friday, February 3 own pace with no prior dance experience
class passes.For more info, email me at
Zumbabonnie@comcast.net
our faith and worship practices. Having a
mix of people new to the Episcopal Church
required. I guarantee you will love it. Call and those who have been active for years, will
Pork Riblets Dinner
American Legion 3330 Chesapeake Beach
410-257-2554 to register through Calvert Tuesday, February 7 make for more fruitful conversations. All are
County Parks and Rec or register online. encouraged to participate, and there are no
Rd, Route 260, Chesapeake Beach MD silly questions!
Sea Squirts
5:30 PM-7:00 PM Valentine Makers Market All are Welcome you do not need to be a
Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, Maryland
Join us for an informal dinner hosted by Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center parishioner.
10:00 AM-10:30 AM
theAmerican Legion Stallings Williams 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Rockin Reptiles! FREE drop-in program
Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake The Valentine Makers Market is THE Free Line Dance Lessons
for children 18 month to 3 years and their
Beach, in the lower-level dining room. The place to nd thoughtful and handmade Hotel Charles15110 Burnt Store Rd,
caregivers.
dinner will include all the trimming, roll, gifts for all the sweeties in your life. There Hughesville, MD 20637
and salad. The cost is $12, including bever- is always a fabulous variety of options, in- 7:00 PM-7:30 PM
Roys Night for PHS Theater
age. Call for more information (301) 855- cluding small batch chocolates, jewelry, Free beginner line dance lessons. The
Roy Rogers in Solomons
6466. www.ALpost206.org leather goods, pottery, clothing, and so Southern Maryland Boot Scooters practice
5:00 PM-1:00 AM
much more! You will nd more than 30 This is a fundraising night for the Patux- from 7:308:30 PM and encourage any-
Yoga & Wine Tasting vendors offering a wide selection of home- one interested to watch or join in and
ent High School Harlequinsthe theater
The Pier Restaurant, 14575 Solomons Is- made, handmade or homegrown products, learn intermediate and advance line danc-
group for the school. Money goes to cos-
land Rd S, Solomons, MD 20688 and every vendor is from Maryland. Plus es. Line dance is great exercise. If you can
tumes, set construction and auditorium up-
5:30 PM-8:30 PM the caf will be open! Admission is free. count to 8 you can line dance!
grades like microphones to bring the best
Support Bonnie Barretts run for 2017 Mar-
productions to the community. Check us
di Gras Queen during Yoga Happy Hour!
The $35 donation covers a 60-minute yoga
SHARK-A-BET Exhibit Opens out at patuxentharlequins.weebly.com/ Thursday, February 9
Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons,
class, wine tasting, and light appetizers. Maryland Sea Squirts
Steak DinnerChesapeake Beach
Please bring your own mat! Every dol- 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons,
American Legion 3330 Chesapeake Beach
lar raised at this event equals one vote for See the new traveling exhibit based on the Maryland
Rd, Route 260, Chesapeake Beach MD
Bonnie to be crowned Queen! All proceeds book Sharkabet: A Sea of Sharks from A 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
benet United Ways Community Impact to Z by Ray Troll. The exhibit features Rockin Reptiles! FREE drop-in program
STEAK NIGHT! Picky about your steak?
& Basic Needs Grants that are distributed Trolls whimsical shy paintings of both for children 18 month to 3 years and their
Order your Steak direct from the Grill-
to local nonprot organizations serving the living and extinct sharks representing caregivers.
Master and get it the way you want. The
residents of Calvert County. Register on- each letter of the alphabet. It will be on $15.00 price tag includes all the trimmings
line: www.unitedwaycalvert.org/civicrm/ display on the Mezzanine level through Zumba Gold-Toning
and a beverage. From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. host-
event/info?reset=1&id=58 December 2017. Sunderland Elementary School, Clyde
ed FRIDAY February 3 PORK RIBLETS
DINNER. Join us for an informal dinner Jones Rd, Sunderland, MD
2017 Valentine Cash Bash & Dinner Dance Texas Holdem Tournament 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the by the
American Legion Post 2063330 Chesa- Kingshers Seafood Bar & Grill, 14442 Sol- Zumba Gold-Toning is a dance/tness/ton-
American Legion Stallings-Williams Post
peake Beach Rd, Chesapeake Beach, omons Island Rd S, Solomons, MD 20688 ing program for people like me who want
206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach,
Maryland 20732 6:00 PM-Midnight and need to stay active and t but dont
in the lower-Level dining room. Public wel-
6:00 PM-10:00 PM Join us for a Texas Holdem Tournament in like to work hard at it. This is a party at
come. For more information, call (301)855-
Join us for our rst annual Valentine Cash support of Denise Collins for Mardi Gras your own pace with no prior dance expe-
6466. www.ALpost206.org
Bash & Dinner Dance! $250 cash & other Queen! rience required. I guarantee you will love
great prizes are drawn every 15 minutes. A $100 buy in gets you $5,000 in chips it. Registration is required through Calvert
Zumba Gold-Toning
grand prize of $2000 is drawn at 10 pm. Must Donate $25 for an additional $2,500 in chips County Parks and Rec. Call 410-257-6770
Sunderland Elementary School, Clyde
be present to win. Must be 21. Tickets to the Pre-register by Feb 1 for a $500 chip bonus to register or for more information.
Jones Rd, Sunderland, MD
event are $50 each. Limited tickets available! Food & drinks available 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Get tickets at calvertcashbash.com PLUS 50/50 rafe Zumba Gold-Toning is a dance/tness/ton-
Every dollar raised at this event equals one ing program for people like me who want
Celebrate Recovery vote for Denise to be crowned Queen! All and need to stay active and t but dont
Our Fathers House45020 Patuxent proceeds benet United Ways Commu- like to work hard at it. This is a party at
Beach Rd, California, MD nity Impact & Basic Needs Grants that are your own pace with no prior dance expe-
7:30 PM-9:30 PM distributed to local nonprot organizations rience required. I guarantee you will love
Please join us for Celebrate Recovery, a free serving the residents of Calvert County. it. Registration is required through Calvert
Christian-based 12-step program for adults Register online: www.unitedwaycalvert. County Parks and Rec. Call 410-257-6770
18 & up struggling with any hurt, hangup, org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=59 to register or for more information.
Thursday, February 2, 2017 The Calvert County Times Calendars 19

Events
reer Center for your job search needs! Get at your campre! Calvert Library Prince Library Prince Frederick.
Thursday, February 2 job counseling, rsum help, search for jobs Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291
Stretch & Grow. and get connected with Southern Maryland or 301-855-1862. http://calvertlibrary.info. Friends of Calvert Library Annual meeting.
9:30-10:00am. JobSource. Calvert Library Twin Beaches 7:00-8:00pm.
Stretch & Grow combines simple stretch- Branch. Tuesday, February 7 A review of the Friends generosity in
ing and literacy components in a calm, fun pictures! Refreshments. Calvert Library
environment. A great way to connect your Saturday, February 4 Flying Needles.
6:00-9:00pm. Knitting, crocheting and
Prince Frederick.
mind to your body and start the day. Ages Brain Games: Mahjongg, Scrabble & more. portable crafting group open to anyone
2 - 5. Calvert Library Southern Branch. 12:00-3:00pm.
Want to learn Mahjongg? Hope to make
wanting to join in and share talents, craft-
ing time or learn a new skill. Calvert Li- Thursday, February 9
Shake It Out Music and Movement. your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a brary Southern Branch. Calvert Conversations.
10:15-10:45am. great way to keep your brain sharp while 10:00-11:00am.
Shake It Out Music and Movement will having fun! Join us! Please register. Cal- Wiz Kids: Meet new friends and hear old stories OR
create a rich environment that promotes vert Library Prince Frederick. 6:30-7:30pm. meet old friends and hear new stories on
social, emotional and physical skills. Come Be a Wiz Kid! Wiz Kids is a group of do- local history in a relaxed, fun atmosphere!
join us for some shaken fun. Calvert Li- Construction Zone. it-all kids who meet every month to learn Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch.
brary Southern Branch. 2:00-4:00pm. about, and do activities based on, science,
Bring your family to explore the Librarys technology, art, engineering, math and Shake It Out Music and Movement.
Resume and Cover Letter Workshop. building sets. Its come and go construc- their community. This month the group 10:15-10:45am.
1:00-3:00pm. tive time in the storytime room as we bring will learn about, and perform, improv act- Shake It Out Music and Movement will
Need help with your resume? Join job out the librarys collection of Legos, Keva ing! For kids in grades 3-5. Please register create a rich environment that promotes
counselor Sandra Holler in a small group Planks, Lincoln Logs, Blocks, Magformers one month beforen each event.. Calvert Li- social, emotional and physical skills. Come
to learn what makes a strong resume and and more. No registration. Calvert Library brary Prince Frederick,. join us for some shaken fun. Calvert Li-
cover letter. If you have one started, bring it Prince Frederick. brary Southern Branch.
with you so editing can happen on the spot. Manga Otaku Artist Nights.
One printed copy helps. Please register.
Calvert Library Prince Frederick.
Monday, February 6 7:00-8:30pm. Brick Builders Challenge.
On 1st Tuesdays and 3rd Mondays, from 7 6:30-7:30pm. Lego enthusiasts can
Monday Morning Fun. to 8:30 pm, comics and manga fans ages 10 visit the library to take part in a monthly,
Lab Rats. 10:00-11:00am. to 17 gather at the Twin Beaches Branch to themed challenge. Legos supplied by li-
6:30-7:30pm. Join us at 10 am for dancing, stories, learn the techniques of drawing for comics. brary. Registration not required. Calvert
Explore the cool world of science with ex- movies and fun. Calvert Library Prince Join us! Please register. Calvert Library Library Twin Beaches Branch.
periments and crafts! For kids in grades 3 Frederick. Twin Beaches Branch.
through 6. This months topic: Stop Motion Celebrate! Laura Ingalls Wilder 100th
Movies! Please register. Calvert Library
Twin Beaches Branch.
Green Crafting.
2:00-5:00pm. Wednesday, February 8 Birthday.
6:30-7:30pm.
Green crafters will meet on Mondays to Brain Games: Mahjongg, Scrabble & more. Come learn about the American Pioneer
Friday, February 3 make crafts out of material that would typi- 10:00-1:00pm. experience and celebrate the birthday of
cally be thrown away. Crocheting, needle- Want to learn Mahjongg? Hope to make Laura Ingalls Wilder. For children 2nd
Introduction to Finding Grants. work, and simple tying techniques will be your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a
9:30-11:00am. grade and up. Please register. Calvert Li-
used. Teens are welcome. Calvert Library great way to keep your brain sharp while brary Prince Frederick.
Attendees will learn the 10 most impor- Southern Branch. having fun! Join us! Please register. Cal-
tant things you need to know about nding vert Library Prince Frederick.
grants including how to identify potential Alzheimers Caregivers Support.
Full STEAM Ahead. 7:00-8:30pm.
funders and make the rst approach. Please 6:30-7:30pm. Interact with books, crafts JobSource Mobile Career Center.
register. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, Get tips and support from other caregivers.
and experiments while exploring the skills 1:00-4:00pm. Facilitated by Jeannette Findley & Chris
850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855- of science, technology, engineering, art Stop by to visit the JobSource Mobile Ca-
1862. http://calvertlibrary.info. Stelloh-Garner. Please register. Calvert Li-
and math (STEAM). Ages 4-8. Adults are reer Center for your job search needs! Get brary Prince Frederick.
encouraged to participate with their child. job counseling, rsum help, search for jobs
On Pins & Needles. Registration is required and opens one and get connected with Southern Mary-
1:00-4:00pm. month before each event. Calvert Library land JobSource. Calvert Library Prince
Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, Prince Frederick. Frederick.
crocheting, or other project for an afternoon
of conversation and shared creativity. Cal- Intro to Bikepacking. Memoirs & Creative Writing Workshop.
vert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley 7:00-8:30pm. 2:00-3:30pm.
Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. http:// Love the great outdoors? Love biking?! Join Join author and editor Elisavietta Ritchie as
calvertlibrary.info. Solomons Island Cycling as they give us an she encourages the art of creative memoir
introduction to bikepacking! They will tell writing. Bring 12 double-spaced copies of
JobSource Mobile Career Center. us what it is, where to do it, what you need your piece of memoir, 500-800 words, to
1:00-4:00pm. and dont, and of course what games to play work on and share with the group. Calvert
Stop by to visit the JobSource Mobile Ca-

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Going On YoungatHeart
In Entertainment By Office of Aging Staff

AARP Tax-Aide Program Calvert Pines Senior Center


Certified Tax-Aide Counselors (CPSC)
will be available Monday, February Lunch and a movie will feature
6, through Monday, April 17, 2017 Star Trek Beyond, Wednesday, Feb-
to prepare individual federal and ruary 8, 11 a.m. Pre-register for
Thursday, February 2 Karaoke state tax returns at no cost for low-to- lunch.
Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill, moderate income senior citizens aged The next Computer Class with
Billy Breslin 50+. All individuals on the return information regarding Windows is
Solomons
Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill, must be present and provide identifi- scheduled for Thursday, February 9,
9:00 PM-1:00 AM
Solomons cation (SSN card and photo ID). The 10 a.m.
www.anglers-seafood.com
6:00 -9:00 PM three Calvert County senior centers A Valentines Day Celebration
www.anglers-seafood.com will start taking calls Monday, Janu- will be held, Tuesday, February 14,
ary 30 to schedule appointments. 12 noon. Entertainment will be pro-
Swamp Candy Saturday, February 4 Before making your appointment, vided by the 2-4-U band. Pre-regis-
The Ruddy Duck, Solomons please make sure you have all of the tration required for lunch.
8:00 PM Matt Garrett documentation necessary to complete
www.ruddyduckbrewery.com Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill, your return. This would include last North Beach Senior Center
Solomons years complete federal and state tax (NBSC)
Trivia 8:00 PM-Midnight returns and all wage, pension, bank Valentines week has a lot in store
Anthonys Bar & Grill, Dunkirk www.anglers-seafood.com or other income statements, broker at the center. Share your Valentine
8:30 PM statements and medical, mortgage, wishes on the Special Valentine
www.anthonysdunkirk.com Scarlet Plus Entertainment real estate, taxes paid and charitable Board, Monday, February 13.
The Brass Rail Sports Bar, Great deductible(s) receipts, also any EIC or Celebrate Valentines Day with
Mills
Friday, February 3 8:00 PM Midnight
other credits documentation for 2016.
Please note: Due to a change in IRS
Red Velvet Waffles, Tuesday, Febru-
ary 14, 9 a.m.
Karaoke & DJ. We will be Rockin software Tax-Aide is unable to re- Enjoy free Hand Massages,
Scarlet Plus Entertainment
The Rail and we always have room trieve any previous year tax filings. Wednesday, February 15, 9 11 a.m.
The Brass Rail Sports Bar, Great
for one more singer and dancer. The Affordable Care Act requires
Mills
8:00 PM Midnight you to bring all 1095 forms, waivers Southern Pines Senior Center
and exemption certificates and any
Karaoke & DJ. We will be Rockin
other proof of employer health insur-
(SPSC)
The Rail and we always have room We are Celebrating Inspirational
for one more singer and dancer. ance and receipts for any premium
African Americans with a look at the
payments, for all individuals on the
lives of Maya Angelou, Wednesday,
tax return. Bring a cancelled/voided
February 8, 1 p.m. and Misty Cope-
check (for proof of direct deposit ac-
land, Thursday, February 9, 1 p.m.
count) for any electronic refunds/
Watch the performance of the great
payments. To schedule your appoint-
tenor, Andrea Bocelli, Love in Porto-
ment, call Calvert Pines Senior Cen-
fino, Monday, February 13, 1 p.m.
ter, 410-535-4606; North Beach Se-
Enjoy some of the most famous
nior Center, 410-257-2549; Southern
love songs during a Valentines Day
Pines Senior Center, 410-586-2748.
The Calvert County Times is always looking for Performance, Sing with Christine,
Tuesday, February 14, 1 p.m.
more local talent to feature! To submit art or
band information for our entertainment section,
e-mail sarahwilliams@countytimes.net
Please submit calendar listings by noon on
the Tuesday prior to our Thursday publication.

Eating Together Menu


Monday, February 6 Thursday, February 9

Delivery
Beef Stew, Tossed Salad, Broc- Tuna Fish Salad Sandwich,
coli, Pineapple ColeSlaw, Pickled Beets,
Citrus Fruit Cup
Thursday Mornings Tuesday, February 7
5-Spice Chicken, Parsley New Friday, February 10
Must be reliable, Potatoes, Zucchini and Tomatoes, Sweet and Sour Pork, Lima Bean

Drivers
Peaches Soup, Brown Rice, Spinach, Banana
professional and
own a vehicle Wednesday, February 8
Beef Stroganoff over Noodles,
To Apply: Tossed Salad, Apple Pie
Send resume to

Wanted
ericmckay@countytimes.net
301.373.4125 Lunches are served to seniors, aged 60-plus, and their spouses through Title
www.countytimes.net 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

County Times St. Marys County l Calvert County


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.
Thursday, February 2, 2017 The Calvert County Times Games 21

34. Dresses worn in S. 59. Hebraic 25. Appropriate for a


CLUES ACROSS Asia 60. River in India particular time
1. Part of a can 36. Midway between 29. Small constellation
4. A form of south and southeast in the Milky Way
discrimination CLUES DOWN

Kiddie ner
37. Of the mouth 31. Categorizes
10. Doctors group 1. City in Washington
39. Capital of Yemen 32. Malaysian boat
11. Expression of joy 2. Entertained
40. Branches of a bone 33. Natives of Sri Lanka
12. Spanish be 3. Nakedness
41. Very much 35. Type of vessel
14. A mongrel 4. Exclamation of

Cor
42. TV host Leeza 38. Prescribe
15. Helen was from here surprise
48. A way to change 41. Ranking
16. With many branches 5. Instinct
integrity 43. Knickknack
18. Fussy 6. Making a mistake
50. Plants with dark 44. Funeral
22. Male fertilzing 7. Borgias actor
green, glossy leaves 45. Mineral can be
organ of a flower Jeremy
51. Seedless raisin extracted from this
23. Trap 8. Phrases
52. Agency 46. Tide
24. Long, angry 9. Millihenry
53. Wear this when 47. Lump in yarn
speeches 12. Long ago
eating ribs 49. Food on a skewer
26. For instance 13. Self-immolation by
54. Martial artists wear 56. Letter in the
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soil 17. Disfigure
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56. Drinkers sit on these south and west
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58. Pie _ __ mode
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