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Reports of Rape on the Rise at


St. Mary’s College of Maryland
three that were founded occurred at not actually mean that a crime was There have been no arrests made in
residential facilities. committed. the nine reported rape cases, he said.
According to the county sheriff’s of- “The statistics in the report are based Michael Dunn, Title IX coordinator
fice, there were only two reported rapes on the number of reports we’ve re- for the college, said none of the nine
for detectives to investigate in 2017 out ceived,” Coons said. rape allegations had been deemed un-
of 120 reported sexual offenses in St. Whether the allegations in all nine founded; for that to occur they would
Mary’s County, which does not include cases are valid, Coons said, federal have to be investigated by local law
By Guy Leonard the college campus. laws and increased education on col- enforcement.
Staff Writer Under the federal Title IX statute, lege campuses nationwide about rape Dunn said the report “reflects every
victims of rape or sexual assault on and sexual assault reporting seem to report [of rape] that meets that defini-
The latest report issued by St. Mary’s college campuses who report being have encouraged more students and tion [of rape.]”
College of Maryland’s public safety raped can choose to withhold their re- staff to step forward. “Every allegation receives some sort
office shows there were nine reported port from local law enforcement for Victims and third parties alike can of investigation, whether that’s talking
rapes committed on campus in 2017, investigation. report a rape or sexual assault. to the person and finding out what they
as opposed to the eight committed in Capt. Chris Coons, chief of the col- “We don’t think we’re seeing more want or taking the matter to local law
2016. lege’s public safety department, said a crimes,” said Coons. “We think we’re enforcement.”
Of the nine rape reports, seven of the redacted report is sent on to the sher- seeing increased reporting.” “There needs to be an assessment for
incidents already occurred in residen- iff’s office “but not for investigative Coons said that meant that the num- campus safety,” Dunn said. “Even if the
tial facilities, the college’s 2018 Annual purposes.” ber of actual crimes like rape on cam- person coming forward doesn’t want us
Security and Fire Safety Report show. The rape allegations are often inves- pus could be higher, some still going to do anything, the nature of the case
The report shows that reports of cam- tigated by the college’s Title IX office unreported. may demand that we do.”
pus rapes have been on the rise since which in the past three years has re- “It goes very underreported,” Coons
2015, when five were reported; of those ported only one rape allegation to have said. “We’re trying to focus on our edu- guyleonard@countytimes.net
five one was deemed unfounded while no basis in fact. cation [on sex crimes] we think that’s
Still, Coons said, reports of rape may the best method we have… to stop this.”
4 Local News The County Times Thursday, October 11, 2018

No More Extra Credit for Registering


to Vote at St. Mary’s College
several students who were uncomfort- going to take the path of least resistance
able with the assignment. to get the extra credit.”
McNew said complaints came from On one of the slides in the Power
members of his club who were in the Point, the professor details the 2014
class and from students not involved election for District 29 B.
with the college Republicans. “In 2014 Del. John Bohanan lost a
“It was tottering on the line… of an Maryland House of Delegate race by 72
ethical violation, we believe,” McNew votes to Deb Rey,” the assignment reads.
told The County Times. “It’s not [a col- “This is the district the college is in.
lege professor’s] duty to meddle in local “If you were at [St. Mary’s College
affairs.” of Maryland] in 2014, you could have
College officials said the extra credit voted in this election.”
assignment was withdrawn the day after Officials with the Office of the Attor-
McNew made his complaint. ney General said they had reviewed the
According to the on-line documents assignment documents but declined to
from the college detailing the assign- comment further on the matter.
ment, if students chose not to register According to the state Board of Elec-
they must write papers detailing why tions: “As a student, you may register
they chose not to register to get the extra at your school address only if you con-
credit. sider this address to be your “official”
By Guy Leonard student Republican club filed a com- McNew said he believed it was a di- or “permanent” home. That is, if you do
Staff Writer plaint with campus leadership. rect effort to meddle in the election in not consider your parent’s home to be
The assignment came from Amanda District 29 B, though the professor, your home and do not intend to return
A St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Deerfield, according to on-line college “made no specific claims” on the desired there after school, your school address
economics professor’s offer of extra documents. outcome for the assignment. may be your residence.”
credit to her students if they registered Grayson McNew said he made the “It’s skewing students to register to
to vote in District 29 B has been with- complaint to the academic dean, which vote down here,” said McNew. “They’re guyleonard@countytimes.net
drawn after the leader of the college’s went to the provost’s office, on behalf of
Thursday, October 11, 2018 The County Times Local News 5

Senate Candidate Clears Up Couple Breaks Ground For In-Door Gun Range
Education “Endorsement” By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
By Guy Leonard Brewer told The County Times. For the past three
Staff Writer “As I read the letter it was am- years both Steve and
biguous; I mistook that as an Cindi Thomas have had
Thomas Brewer, Democrat endorsement. a dream; to give the
state senate candidate for District “I regret not reading it more gun owners in South-
29, has admitted that listing that closely.” ern Maryland a place to
he had the endorsement from the Willenborg told The County shoot.
Maryland State Education Asso- Times that Brewer had the op- They finally broke
ciation on some of his early cam- portunity to talk about the mis- ground on that dream
paign literature was a mistake. taken endorsement at the Oct. 2 Tuesday on their prop-
He never had it, according to candidates forum hosted at the erty, Flat Broke Farm, not
MSEA documents. Lexington Park Library by the far off from Elms Beach,
Brewer, who will face GOP St. Mary’s County League of with plans to build an in- Friends of Flat Broke Shooters break ground on what will be the county’s first
candidate Jack Bailey for the Women Voters, but did not do so door gun range. indoor gun range.
senate seat in the Nov. 6 General publicly. They were surrounded St. Mary’s County, finding a place to shoot legally
Election, has said his listing the Brewer said the time con- by friends from the local community desirous of a has been growing steadily more difficult.
MSEA as having endorsed him straints put on him at the fo- place to shoot safely and by local and state politi- The only range available, Sanners Lake Sports-
was a mistake. rum were not sufficient to talk cians who have supported their cause. men’s Club, on Great Mills Road has had long
“I misunderstood a letter from about his error regarding the The Thomas’s are using their own capital to waiting list for membership and offers outdoor
MSEA and I am writing an ex- endorsement. build the facility, with no government assistance. rifle and pistol ranges.
planation to the papers,” Brewer “I didn’t think it would be Cindi Thomas promised it would be unlike any But the future of that range is uncertain, as con-
stated in a Facebook post to Da- adequate time to discuss this,” other range they had ever seen. tinued residential growth could threaten its staying
vid Willenborg, a local Republi- Brewer said. “It’s going to be a combination of Cracker Barrel open.
can Central Committee member Brewer has also listed the and in-door gun range,” she said. This means that shooters must try to find suit-
who challenged him regarding AFL-CIO among the groups en- The husband and wife team, both internation- able land, usually in rural areas, where landowners
statements on his campaign lit- dorsing him. “I have that letter,” ally known champion competitive shooters, plan to are willing to grant permission for them to shoot.
erature. “When I found out, I was Brewer said of the AFL-CIO’s build the in-door facility in the shape of a country The Thomas’s have spent three years gathering
able to change it for the Calvert regional endorsement. barn with full amenities on the interior. the finances, plans and the permitting to get the
Fair’s paper, but I will be setting The Sierra Club has also en- “This facility will be state of the art,” Cindi said. project started.
the record straight.” dorsed Brewer in his District Their plan includes an 11,000 square-foot facil- “I’ve heard if you want to test a marriage build
Brewer said he misunderstood 29 senate bid, as is listed on his ity with 10 shooting lanes of 25 yards’ distance; the a house together,” Steve said. “Just try and build a
the letter. campaign literature. facility will also include a training room, lounge, gun range.”
“The title of the letter was retail space and a kitchen.
‘Teacher Recommended,’” guyleonard@countytimes.net Despite the significant level of gun ownership in guyleonard@countytimes.net

SOMD Cop: Jealous Left FOP Endorsement


After Sparring Over Police Comments
contentious conversation between Ho- it could have been about anything else. Jealous’ campaign has been criti-
gan’s challenger, Democrat Ben Jealous “He cut his Q and A short and left a cized for his support of comments that
and a St. Mary’s County deputy and lo- little angrily.” have been deemed by some as anti-law
cal FOP representative might have con- Raddatz said his short conversation enforcement.
tributed to it. with Jealous occurred before the entire Ben Jealous’ Twitter account liked a
Sgt. William “Bill” Raddatz, a veteran FOP during their 2018 meeting. vulgar comment made regarding police
deputy of the agency who has served in Raddatz, who was not aware of any- corruption and the Freddie Gray affair,
both patrol and detective bureaus, said time that Jealous had visited either St. in which a black man died in Baltimore
he had about a two-minute exchange Mary’s or Calvert counties, said the police custody of a broken neck in 2015.
with Jealous that ended with Jealous’ Democratic candidate should not have The officers charged in that case were
quick departure from the meeting of the conflated his experiences with Balti- acquitted but riots tore through the city.
entire assembled FOP. more Police to law enforcement here. The candidate later denied that he had
Raddatz said he was the first, and last, Raddatz denied that local law en- liked the tweet from February, which his
member of the FOP to question Jealous. forcement were feared by the citizenry. account responded to in August.
“I called him out on things he said “We’re not Baltimore,” Raddatz, who After Jealous left the FOP meeting,
about police,” Raddatz said, adding that is the St. Mary’s County FOP 7 repre- Raddatz said, they unanimously voted
Jealous told him of his experiences with sentative on the state board of directors, to endorse Hogan.
Baltimore City police in the past where said. “We do things better.” The FOP endorsed Hogan’s opponent,
he grew up. An investigation released by the U.S. then Democrat Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
“I said ‘We’re not Baltimore,’” said Department of Justice in 2016 showed in 2014.
Raddatz, adding that he told Jealous that that Baltimore City Police routinely vio- “We endorsed a candidate unani-
Ben Jealous
St. Mary’s County sheriff’s officers en- lated the Constitutional rights of people mously,” Raddatz said. “And that’s nev-
joy a good relationship with citizens. they arrested, overwhelmingly impact- er happened before.”
By Guy Leonard “He [Jealous] insinuated people prob- ing the city’s African-American popula- Ben Jealous’ campaign did not re-
Staff Writer ably really didn’t feel that way” be- tion in low-income areas. spond to requests for comment to this
cause citizens were afraid of local law The violations included unlawful article.
The state Fraternal Order of Police enforcement, Raddatz told The County stops and excessive force, even a lack of
gave its full endorsement to Gov. Larry Times. “The conversation was directed investigating reports of sexual assault, guyleonard@countytimes.net
Hogan in late August and a brief but at St. Mary’s County, so I don’t see how the DOJ report stated.
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in two weeks.

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The young professional was attending
a working lunch with his boss at a fami-
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to play a couple of rounds of Keno.
William is fond of St. Mary’s Land-
ing, the site of his Oct. 3 $25,000 win,
because he worked at the Charlotte Hall
restaurant as a waiter and bartender be-
fore switching to real estate. Our winner
still occasionally picks up the odd shift
here and there on weekends.
Project StarterS The Charles County man has gained
a bit of popularity since his last big win
on Sept. 20. Notifications kept coming
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General Election Deadlines Looming


issued ID may register to vote, change their address, or registration/application.html
change their party affiliation online at voterservices. Most of Maryland’s polling places are accessible to
elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration voters with disabilities. An elderly voter or a voter with
Voters and members of the military, their spouses a disability who is assigned to an inaccessible polling
and dependents who are overseas and who do not have place may ask to be reassigned to an accessible polling
a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID, may place. This request must be submitted in writing by
also register or change their address or party affiliation 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The request
online using different identifying information. form is available online at elections.maryland.gov/pdf/
Paper voter registration applications must be hand- Request_for_Accessible_Polling_Place.pdf
delivered or mailed to the voter’s local board of elec- Voters can also call 1-800-222-8683 to request a
tions. A hand-delivered application must be received form by mail. On receipt of a timely request, the vot-
by the local board of elections by 9:00 pm on October er’s local board of elections will review the request and
16, 2018, and a mailed application must be postmarked determine whether there is an accessible polling place
by October 16, 2018. with the same ballot as the voter’s home precinct and
Voter registration applications are available through- notify the voter of the status of his or her request.
out Maryland at the following locations: To verify voter registration status or to find out if an
• Local boards of elections assigned polling place is accessible, voters may visit
Important deadlines for the upcoming 2018 Guber- • Motor Vehicle Administration offices voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch
natorial General Election are approaching. The dead- • State Department of Health offices The 2018 Gubernatorial General Election is Tues-
line to register to vote, change party affiliation, update • Local Department of Social Services offices day, November 6, 2018. Starting Thursday, October
an address, and request an alternate polling place for • Offices on Aging 25th through and including Thursday, November 1st,
this election is 9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. • Division of Rehabilitation Services voters may vote in person between 10am and 8pm at
To vote in the upcoming general election, Maryland • The MTA Paratransit Certification Office the designated early voting center(s) in their county of
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Lexington Park Shootings Arrest Made in


Under Investigation Leonardtown Shooting
On October 4, deputies from the
St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office
responded to the 22200 block of Ar-
cher Street in Leonardtown, for the
reported assault. Two victims advised
deputies a blue van with a white male
operator drove past the area while they
were outside, and discharged a fire-
arm. The victims advised the operator
of the vehicle extended his arm outside
the vehicle while holding a firearm,
and discharged the weapon. While
deputies were on scene conducting the
The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Of- of Pleasant Drive and Esquire Drive in investigation, the suspect vehicle was
fice Criminal Investigations Division Lexington Park. observed driving past the scene. Dep-
is investigating two separate shootings The Criminal Investigations Division uties immediately pursued the vehicle
in the Lexington Park area, which oc- is actively investigating the shootings. and conducted an investigative stop
curred on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. Anyone with further information on the vehicle. The vehicle was oper-
7-6. about this case is asked to contact De- ated by Jesse James Taylor, age 37, of
Two victims were traveling on North tective Cpl. Austin Schultz at 301-475- Bushwood.
Taylor
Shangri-La Drive near Three Notch 4200, ext. *1953 or email Austin.Schul- Upon contacting Taylor, deputies
Road in a vehicle when the occupants tz@stmarysmd.com. detected the odor of an alcoholic bev- tion on this incident is asked to con-
in another vehicle fired several shots at For official news and information, fol- erage emitting from Taylor’s breath. tact Deputy Tyler Westphal at (301)
them on Oct. 6, at around 11:20 p.m. low the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Of- Taylor was arrested and charged with 475-4200 extension *8017, or by email
The same two victims were driving in fice on Twitter at @firstsheriff. the following: at Tyler.Westphal@stmarysmd.com.
a different vehicle when the occupants • Assault First Degree Citizens may remain anonymous and
in another vehicle shot at them on Oct. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office PIO • Reckless Endangerment contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-
7, at around 2:07 a.m. at the intersection • Driving Vehicle While Under the 3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus
Influence of Alcohol their message to “CRIMES” (274637).
• Driving Vehicle While Impaired by Through the Crime Solvers Program
Alcohol tipsters are eligible for an award of
Taylor remains incarcerated at the up to $1,000 for information about a
St. Mary’s County Detention and Re- crime in St. Mary’s County that leads
habilitation Center awaiting an ap- to an arrest or indictment.
pearance before the District Court
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LEGALS
Legal Notice
IN THE MATTER OF ELIZABETH KATHRYN KLOCK
FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ELIZABETH KATHRYN TENNYSON

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

Case No.: C-18-FM-18-000573


Notice (Adult) (DOM REL 61)

The above Petitioner has filed a Petition for Change of Name in which
he/she seeks to change his/her name from Elizabeth Kathryn Klock to Elizabeth
Kathryn Tennyson. The petitioner is seeking a name change because:
It is my personal preference. I want to take my husband’s name.

Any person may file an objection to the Petition on or before the 15th
day of November, 2018. The objection must be supported by an affidavit and
served upon the Petitioner in accordance with Maryland Rule 1-321. Failure to
file an objection or affidavit within the time allowed may result in a judgment by
default or the granting of the relief sought.

Tracy L. Cantrell,
Acting Clerk of Court for
St. Mary’s County Maryland

October 11, 2018


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10 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, October 11, 2018

2018 Blessing of the Fleet

The Blessing of the Fleet was a time for families, too.

Visitors got to come aboard the Maryland Dove anchored at St. Clements Island.

Fishing boats wait in the waters of Coltons Point to recieve their annual blessing.
Local charter boat captains ferried visitors to St. Clements Island all day.

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First Friday Features Fall Fest Fun Unique Boutique Introduces New Artists
November 10th and 11th will
mark the 45th anniversary of
a southern Maryland art tradi-
tion, the Unique Boutique Fine
Art and Craft Show. The event
promises to continue its heritage
of bringing together the works
of the region’s most talented ar-
tisans, a hallmark that has made
the show a popular and endur-
ing destination. In partnership
with Calvert Hospice, the show Works by Eric Jackson f St. Mary’s County
seeks raise funds and awareness
for the vital work they do for the jects we use in our daily lives: lamps,
community. serving trays, whisky and wine racks.
Photo Credit: Leonardtown Arts Center
This year Unique Boutique would like candle holders, and jewelry.  She works
A big thank you to all who joined us with the audience participation Drum to introduce two featured artists who with domestic and exotic wood, and also
on October 5th for a great evening of Circle with the SoMar Drummers from are new to the show.  Eric Jackson is a repurposed driftwood, which she col-
scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, 7-8 PM (please note new winter time) St. Mary’s County resident whose me- lects near her home by the bay in Calvert
photo taking, hay rides, Opening Re- at St. Mary’s County Arts Council. A dium is fabric batik.  Using wax resist County.  Sometimes the wood suggests
ceptions at the local galleries, one-night special thank you to our Platinum Lev- and dye, Eric creates colorful depictions itself to become sculptures and wall art. 
only specials around town, and more! Be el Sponsors (Marrick Homes, Quality of native fish and birds. Many layers of Originally from Germany, Anja worked
sure to share your photos from the selfie Built Homes, and the Winegardner Mo- wax and dye are applied to the canvas, for many years as an archaeologist but
station or any other spot to our Facebook tor Company) for their generous support creating a unique visual style which is now works full time as a woodworker. 
page (“Leonardtown First Fridays”), we which makes these events possible as both highly detailed and contemporary.  See more of her work at www.Zana-
would love to see them. Thank you also well as to the Town of Leonardtown and He describes his artwork as “the world’s WoodArtZ.com
to the many businesses who created a our dedicated volunteer team. We look fanciest tie dye - just take out the rubber The 45th Annual Unique Boutique
scarecrow for the contest and generous- forward to seeing everyone back again bands and use hot melted wax!”  In ad- Fine Art and Craft Show 2018 in n part-
ly donated prizes for the raffle. in November, make Leonardtown your dition to working as an artist, Eric is a nership with Calvert Hospice will be
Be sure to come back on November “Special Place to Be” every First Friday full time teacher with St. Mary’s County held Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Nov. 11,
2nd from 5-8 PM for “Leonardtown says of the month. public schools.  Eric’s website is www. 10 a.m.-4 p/m. at Calvert High School in
THANKS”, details to be announced on bayfibersstudio.com Prince Frederick.
Facebook and posted fliers in the near Submitted by the Anja Zander is a woodworker whose
future. The Music Series will continue Leonardtown Business Association craft takes the form of many of the ob- Press Release
12 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, October 11, 2018

Share the Road During Harvest Season CBL Receives Gift for DolphinWatch
Farm Bureau Launches Safety Campaign The JES Avanti Foundation has made
a donation to the University of Maryland
Center for Environmental Science Ches-
apeake Biological Laboratory (CBL)
to support field and laboratory work
for the Chesapeake DolphinWatch pro-
gram.  “We are pleased to support Dol-
phinWatch,” said Foundation president
James Sanders. “The primary factors of
Members of the JES Avanti Foundation
our mission are wilderness conservation visited CBL recently to learn more about
and preservation.” The Foundation also deployment of instruments in marine
provides humanitarian assistance and mammal research. 
supports education programs on wildlife Island making sure our listening devic-
Russell Bros Clements roundabout es for dolphins were working properly
conservation, ecology and natural re-
The Maryland Department of Trans- 234 near Sunnyside Road in Clements, at source management. before we deployed them further out at
portation State Highway Administra- Routes 5 and 235 in Ridge, and Rt. 236  CBL Associate Research Professor, sea.” The team thought there might be
tion, the Department of Agriculture and near Locke’s Crossing Road. Dr. Helen Bailey recently hosted Foun- rare occurrences of dolphins coming into
the Farm Bureau are working together to Farm Bureau President Jamie Raley dation representatives at the CBL cam- the rivers, but as they checked on the de-
educate drivers to expect farm equipment said, “Increasing traffic makes our state pus.  “We are honored by the generosity vices they found the  dolphins were fre-
on rural routes, and to approach these and local highways more congested each of the JES Avanti Foundation,” said Dr. quent visitors.  “We wanted to learn more
vehicles with caution. Harvesting farm year. Heavy traffic, combined with dis- Bailey. “The Chesapeake DolphinWatch about where the dolphins were coming
equipment is very large, and likely will tracted drivers, makes it increasingly program is stronger because of donations from, where they were going, when and
share travel lanes while working along difficult to safely move farm equipment as well as citizen science by more than why,” continued Bailey.
farmland adjacent to Maryland roads. on roadways. County farmers applaud 3,000 participants.” Bailey went on the But the Chesapeake Bay is a big and
The harvest season extends between Sep- MDOT SHA’s efforts to encourage mo- say the new Chesapeake DolphinWatch complicated place, with many rivers and
tember and the beginning of November. torists to “share the road” with farm mobile app (available on Google Play and tributaries. The Chesapeake Dolphin-
St. Mary’s County Farm Bureau equipment by promoting driver safety iTunes) is popular with those reporting Watch program invites citizen scientists
worked with the Office of the Sheriff awareness through the use of electronic dolphin sightings in the region. to report their sightings to the CBL re-
to select three strategic locations in the message boards on highways during har-  Dr. Bailey and her team started the searchers. This year more than 3,500
county to position electronic message vest time.” Chesapeake DolphinWatch Project be- participants reported over 1,000 sight-
boards. Electronic signs will urge mo- cause they’d received anecdotal sightings ings.   https://www.chesapeakedolphin-
torists to be aware of farm equipment on Press Release from of dolphins in the Bay and had talked to watch.org/
roadways during harvest season. The St. Mary’s County Farm Bureau other scientists. “We started testing our
message boards will be located on Rt. hydrophones off the pier on Solomons Press Release from CBL

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Jarboe Honored for Leadership led as chief operating officer until Sep-
tember 2014.
Jarboe currently serves as president
of Kieyos, LLC, an international trade Sponsored by
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the international trade industry for its
expertise in international traffic in arms
(U.S. State Department) and export
administration and regulations (Com-
merce Department) licensing, customs
brokering, freight forwarding, and in-
ternational business trade development.
Jarboe is a certified professional in
ITAR export compliance (ECoP-ITAR).
at Mary’s Hope
Jarboe
An active leader in the commu-
nity, Jarboe has served as president of on Church Cove St. Inigoes
the board of directors for Leadership
Leadership Southern Maryland
(LSM) announces that its Heritage
Southern Maryland, chairman of the
board of the St. Mary’s County Cham- Sunday, October 28, 2018
12pm-3pm
Award for Leadership will be present- ber of Commerce, co-chair of the St.
ed to Tom Jarboe on Oct. 28, 2018, at Mary’s County Local Emergency Plan-
LSM’s 10th Anniversary & Class of ning Commission, and counselor for
2019 Welcome Celebration to be held at the Wounded Warrior Initiative at Fort
Middleton Hall in Waldorf. Meade. He has served as a board mem- Special Gift to the first 50 “Brides to Be” who Pre-Register!
Leadership Southern Maryland cre- ber of the Southern Maryland Navy Al-
ated the Annual Heritage Award Re-
For More Information & to Register For pictures and additional information, go to
liance and co-chair of the SMNA BRAC Contact Suzi Raley
ception in 2012 in celebration of the Committee. He was also a member of www.marys-hope.com or follow us on Facebook
(301) 904-1078 • suziraley@yahoo.com
milestone of welcoming a fifth class, the BWTech Cyber Advisory Board for
the Class of 2013, to the program.  To the State of Maryland, BRAC Business
further commemorate LSM activities, Initiative in Howard County, Baltimore
a distinctive honor was created to rec- Council for Foreign Affairs, the Armed
ognize and pay tribute to achievements Forces Communications and Electron-
within the region in the areas of leader- ics Association, the Patuxent Partner-
ship, service, and mentoring.   The LSM ship, the World Trade Center Institute,
Heritage Award is the organization’s and the Washington International Trade
highest honor. Award criteria were es- Association.
tablished for each of the three divisions In 2013, Jarboe was named the St.
of the award, which will be presented in Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce
a three-year rotation process. This year, Business Person of the Year. He cur-
the Heritage Award Reception will be rently lives in St. Mary’s City with his
integrated into the 10th Anniversary wife, Shannon, and has three sons: Nick,
Celebration.  Christian, and Luke.
This year’s award is given to Jarboe Jarboe follows last year’s awardee,
in recognition of his track record of col- John McAllister, who was recognized
laborative and inclusive leadership that for his mentoring contributions to the
makes a difference in his field and com- region,
munity.  Jarboe is a first-term member of Leadership Southern Maryland is an
the Commissioners of St. Mary’s Coun- independent, educational leadership
ty and represents District One (Ridge, development organization designed to
Piney Point, and St. George’s Island). A broaden the knowledge base of mid- to
lifetime St. Mary’s County resident, Jar- senior-level public and private sector ex-
boe earned a BA in behavioral science ecutives about the critical issues, chal-
and an MS in international commerce lenges, and opportunities facing the re-
from the University of Maryland. He is a gion. Leadership Southern Maryland is
graduate of Leadership Maryland and a a 501(c)(3) nonprofit by the Internal Rev-
founding member of Leadership South- enue Service (EIN#26-2989381).   Con-
ern Maryland. tributions are deductible as charitable
Jarboe is a veteran of the United contributions to the extent permitted by
States Coast Guard. Upon leaving the law.
service, he worked for Sierra Manage- For more information, please contact
ment Technologies as a flight operations Denise Foster, Executive Director Lead-
coordinator for the V-22 Integrated Test ership Southern Maryland, 301-862-
Team before going to Eagan McAllister SOMD, via email denise@leadership-
Associates to work as a deputy program somd.org or visit www.leadershipsomd.
manager. He then left to start his own org.
defense contracting company, Technol-
ogy Security Associates, Inc. where he Press Release from LSM.
14 Feature The County Times Thursday, October 11, 2018

At Forest Hall Farm 101 Years


of Struggle and Success
By Guy Leonard Mary said: “We didn’t know there locally produced goods, there’s scarcely what’s going on.”
Staff Writer were businesses like that, but by the a day when the family isn’t busy keeping Mary could not see a future where she
time we learned our kids had perfected the farm at full operation. and her husband weren’t at least tangen-
For just over a century the Wood it.” It’s a challenge but the middle genera- tially involved in the farm.
family has held Forrest Hall Farm in It was a new day for agriculture in St. tion of the family will likely carry on the “As we step back the children have
Mechanicsville as both their home and Mary’s, Mary said, and it helped save business. stepped up, but I don’t think we’ll ever
their vocation; they’ve been honored their farm. “We all grew up this way, call it a way truly retire,” she said. “There’s just nev-
by the likes of Gov. Larry Hogan and “Agritourism changed everything,” of life,” David said. “You get used to it er enough time.
Comptroller Peter Franchot for their she said. and you like what you’re doing. “You can never get everything done
accomplishments. By turning their farm into a tourist “There’s the satisfaction of being your the way you want it to.”
But for Joe and Mary Wood it hasn’t attraction and opening up to the pub- own boss, setting your own hours and Mary said she was optimistic about
been easy and there were times when it lic, they not only survived but began to seeing what you’ve produced. I think the future.
looked like their farm wouldn’t last an- thrive as they never had before. we’ll step in to keep it going.” “Our farm is more financially stable
other few years let alone to 101. David Wood, one of their three chil- Married for 53 years, Joe and Mary now than it was in the tobacco days,”
Joe’s grandfather, Harry, bought the dren, grew up working on the farm and say they have no intentions of retiring she said. “It’s hard but it’s become a
land in 1917 and held it until his death in he remembered the 15-month cycle of anytime soon. good thing.
1969. Joe grew up on a farm just across growing and harvesting tobacco. “I’m not even thinking of retiring,” “People ask us if there’s anything bet-
Point Lookout Road from Forrest Hall. He also remembered the family hav- said Joe, with a constant eye towards ter than what we’re doing and I tell them
Married just four years at the time, ing to be so conservative with spend- improving and innovating his farm’s the only thing better is talking about it.”
the couple decided to start buying out ing because they depended on one, big operations.
the separate interests in the farm from payday. “I like to get some fresh ideas, see guyleonard@countytimes.net
family members. “In the late 80s and in the 90s tobacco
“Joe and I spent 20 years buying out prices started to stagnate,” David said.
all the interests one at a time,” Mary “More and more the younger genera-
said. tions weren’t taking to it.
While trying to make the land produc- “You had to diversify.”
tive again, they both held down jobs to Focusing on growing all kinds of
keep money flowing in; Joe worked as a fruits and vegetables, and now even rais-
manager for a grocery store in Lexing- ing livestock for local meats, the family
ton Park while Mary worked at the local has smaller paydays but many more of
health department. them to get them through.
“We just kept saving our money,” she It’s a much more stable way to make a
said. living, David said.
By 1990 the farm was whole again “Our income is up compared to to-
and they continued to sow the tradition- bacco, there’s no question,” said David.
al cash crop of Maryland, tobacco. “And the cost of labor is reduced.”
Once a crop to which farmers could Three generations now work on the
entirely devote their land, a wave of farm, Mary said, giving their grandchil-
change in the form of the tobacco buy- dren an appreciation for the country life
out would put the farm once again on and building strong family bonds.
tenuous ground by about 2000. “They’ve learned how to work and
“That was a scary thing,” Mary said. they’ve learned about customer ser-
“It basically put us out of business. vice,” said Mary.
“And we still had 20 years on our Despite all of the attractions of col-
mortgage.” lege and professions outside of farming,
Unwilling to accept what others were their three children came back to live on
saying at the time, that agriculure in the family farm.
Southern Maryland was as good as They each have a lot with a home
dead, the Woods scrambled to find ways built on it; Joe and Mary’s house stands
to keep their less thanl 100-acre farm where the old manor house once stood
alive. dating back to the 1770s.
“We started growing hay, corn and a The Maryland Historical Trust said
few other things,” said Joe. “But it just it was old enough but not significant
wouldn’t work for us if we wanted to enough to save, Mary said, so they had
keep the family together. to demolish it.
“So we put together the corn maze The new house is patterned in part af-
and the revenue started coming in.” ter the old; it even faces to the woods
Joe said he got the idea after reading instead of onto the main road just as its
an article in a farming magazine. predecessor did.
“I read an article in Progressive Farm- “They’ve been working on the farm
er that said they had a corn maze out since they could stand,” Mary said of her
west they used for church functions and three children. “We were lucky enough
it made them money,” said Joe. that they came back to raise their fami-
In the first few years they learned to lies here.”
make their own patterns and cut them With a wide range of farm products
out on their own; they were able to per- coming from a year-round growing op-
fect it in time to find out there were com- eration, a corn maze open for families
panies who could do it for them. and field trips and a country store full of Joe and Mary Wood have kept Forrest Hall Farm alive to celebrate more than 100 years of operation.
Thursday, October 11, 2018 The County Times Education 15

Skilled Trade Students to CSM Hughesville Campus


Center for Trades and Energy Training for your career
preparation,” CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy
told the crowd before handing out ball caps and cake
to the attendees. “The world as we know it, would not
exist without your expertise.”
Murphy shared a report from the National Center for
Construction Education and Research that described
the nation’s critical need to revitalize the construc-
tion industry. “The backbone of our society rests on
the craft professionals who build our hospitals and
schools, wire electricity within our homes and bring us
indoor plumbing,” she quoted.
“There has never been a better time to be in the
trades,” echoed CSM Vice President of Continuing Ed-
ucation and Workforce Development Dr. Dan Mosser.
“The nationwide shortage of skilled craft profession-
als- carpenters, electricians, plumbers, welders, HVAC
technicians and all the trades – exceed 1.5 million posi-
tions. Today, skilled trades professionals – craft work-
ers and jouneymen alike – earn on average $9,835 more
annually than the four-year degree graduate.”
The 30,000-square-foot CTET, the first building on
the Regional Hughesville Campus, provides residents
direct access to specialized training in career fields
that have substantial growth potential including weld-
These skilled trade students are starting classes at the College of Southern Maryland’s Center for Trades and Energy Training ing, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing and core
to pursue certifications in welding, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing and core carpentry skills. carpentry skills.
The “Tip of the Hat” welcome reception capped off
Sixty-six new students were welcomed to the Col- tradeswomen, considered ‘first-year’ skilled trade stu- a week of celebrations across CSM’s campuses as the
lege of Southern Maryland (CSM) Regional Hughes- dents, are starting CORE construction, Part 1 HVAC institution marks its 60th anniversary during 2018 and
ville Campus, Center for Trades and Energy Training or Part 1 welding classes in pursuit of certifications. its rich history supporting Southern Maryland’s resi-
(CTET) this month with a “Tip of the Hat’ reception in “I can’t tell you how much we appreciate that you dents and economic development.
the center’s CORE construction lab. The tradesmen and have chosen the College of Southern Maryland and our
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Continued from page 15


“We are your community college and we see this 60th milestone as being one for
everyone in Southern Maryland to share in celebration,” said Murphy. “The most Training Exercise to be Held at
Margaret Brent Middle School
powerful things happening at community colleges are that entire families are being
changed forever and the opportunities just open up.”
Such is the case for first-year skilled trade student Roy Naraine, 65, of Waldorf.
After finishing his master’s degree in human resources and management from Web- The St. Mary’s County Volunteer During the training exercise, motor-
ster University last spring thanks to the GI Bill, the retired U.S. Navy Master Chief Rescue Squads, in partnership with ists are advised all lanes of Maryland
with 30 years of active duty said he decided to follow in his sons’ footsteps by at- the St. Mary’s County Department of Route 5, Point Lookout Road will be
tending classes at CSM this semester. Emergency Services, volunteer fire de- shifted in the area of Margaret Brent
Naraine’s son Shawn completed the CSM pre-engineering program through the partments, St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office, Middle School to accommodate traffic.
Southern Maryland Engineering Partnership (SMD-E) with the Naval Air Warfare Maryland State Police and St. Mary’s The public should expect an abun-
Center (NAWC-AD) and the University of Maryland at College Park. Shawn fin- County Public Schools, will participate dance of law enforcement, Fire, EMS
ished a four-year engineering degree in Southern Maryland by completing his first in a scenario-based training exercise personnel and related public safety
two years of college at CSM and then transferring to the University of Maryland A. at Margaret Brent Middle School. The equipment in and around Margaret
James Clark School of Engineering located at the Southern Maryland Higher Edu- event will occur on Saturday, October Brent Middle School. Also drone(s) will
cation Center to complete his final two years of studies. He is now employed with 13, from 8 a.m. until approximately be utilized during the exercise.
U.S. Naval Air Systems Command. noon.
Naraine’s son Jonathan, a Marine veteran, also attended CSM and received his St. Mary’s County PIO
associate’s degree in criminal justice before transferring to the University of Mary-

Administrative
land to earn his bachelor’s in the same field.
“This is a lot of fun, and this class keeps me young,” laughed Naraine. “I go to
school with my neighbor’s kids!”

Appointment Announced
The new students welcomed this semester to CTET’s programs Include the fol-
lowing from St. Mary’s: County: Ryan Chan, Norman Clark, George Delozier, Alec
Dobbins, Denise Donavon, Cornell Ford, Tanner Gilbert, Marcus Holt, Michael
Lyons, Michael Mattingly, Kelly McGowan, Alexander Meath, Jeremy Murray,
Khendall Nasman, Tyrone Nolan, Kevin Pickeral, Edward Pontzer, William Scales, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. J. a Master’s degree from Southern Illinois
Johnny Sipes, Eliot Willenborg and William Wood Scott Smith, announces the administra- University and a Bachelor’s degree from
 The 74-acre Regional Hughesville Campus provides offerings and programs to tive appointment made by the Board of Austin Peay State University. She cur-
serve the entire region in a cost-effective and convenient way. The master plan for Education at its meeting of October 10, rently serves as a School Social Worker
the regional campus, as designed and presented by Grimm and Parker Architects, is 2018. with the Spotsylvania County Schools
designed to create a sense of community and includes five phases of growth. Learn The Board appointed Ms. Robin in Spotsylvania, VA.
more about CSM’s Regional Hughesville Campus online at https://www.csmd.edu/ Schrader as Mental Health Services Co- This appointment will become effec-
about/locations/regional-campus/ ordinator, 12 month, in the Department tive Monday, October 29, 2018.
of Student Services. Ms. Schrader holds
Press Release from CSM
Thursday, October 11, 2018 The County Times Entertainment 21

New Lobby Contrasts Spooky Show

Sergeant Carlino played by Kenneth Faison takes advantage of Susy’s (Stephanie Taubert’s)
blindness, disconnecting a call to the police. (Photo by Magpie Media)

By Jeni Coster loloff), and Harry Roat (James LePore),


Graphic Designer & Staff Writer three con men searching for a missing
The renovated lobby at Three Notch Theatre. Submitted photo. doll that her husband brought home after
The Three Notch Theatre’s main lobby a business trip.
got a makeover just in time for the open- Sgt. Carlino and Mike Talman re-
ing night of “Wait Until Dark” presented ceive a mysterious phone call one night
by The Newtowne Players. A fresh coat that leads them both to Susy’s apartment
of paint, frosted windows, a custom-built while she and her husband are out. The
bar, new furniture and wall art, and some two scuffle through the apartment trying
deep cleaning, created a bright and el- to figure out who brought them together
egant space for attendees to mingle be- again. That’s when Harry Roat’s omi-
fore and after the show. Volunteers spent nous roll comes into play. LePore does
countless hours on the redesign with an an incredible job of portraying the sinis-
Art Deco vibe as their inspiration. ter character as the leader of their plan to
Try not to let the new lobby deceive trick Susy and get the mysterious doll.
you though, as the show is dark, frighten- The show is chilling and dark, liter-
Welcome to the Pack! Together, you ing, and keeps you on the edge of your ally, as there are scenes when the stage
seat.
and your dog will learn how to be a goes pitch black, creating an eerie sense

team through teamwork and respect!


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Pet
OF THE WEEK
MEET GAVIN
Did you know that cats have 1000 times
more data storage than an iPad? No
wonder we are the MOST POPULAR PET Sergeant Carlino (Kenneth Faison) and Mike Talman (Michael Sokoloff) realize that Susy has
in America! Hello, my name is Gavin and I’m been leading them astray and Carlino is prepared to make her pay. (Photo by Magpie Media)
an ADVENTUROUS LAD who also enjoys sitting
by the window watching the world go by, or perhaps, I’m just waiting for Susy Hendricks (Stephanie Taubert) is of danger. Susy uses her keen senses and
my FOREVER FAMILY to come adopt me. When beckoned, I will come a housewife living in a New York City begins to piece together the peculiar ac-
down to accept affectionate pets from you. Please stop by to meet me apartment with her photographer hus- tions of the three men, proving “she can
and I will convince you to TAKE ME HOME. Did I mention a cats brain is band, Sam (Thomas Esposito). After a manage herself just fine, thank you.”
90% similar to humans? Well that explains it! So make that call and come recent accident, Susy is now blind, trying Just in time for Halloween, this sus-
meet me and BE MY MIRACLE! to prove her independence to her husband penseful performance is a must see if you
and young neighbor, Gloria (Eva Reyn- are seeking an entertaining spook.
PLEASE CHOOSE ME! olds, Madysen Maulden). Taubert’s per- “Wait Until Dark” runs through Oct.
And remember, if there is room in the heart, there is room in formance is outstanding, as she navigates 21 at Three Notch Theatre. Shows on
the house! the stage, trying to continue her normal Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays are at
life and household responsibilities with 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 3:30 p.m.
Come meet me and the wonderful gang at Tri-County Animal
Shelter (6707 Animal Shelter Road, Hughesville) or call 301-932-
her blindness. For tickets, visit www.newtowneplayers.
1713 for more information. To see more of my amazing friends Over a series of a couple days, Susy be- org or call 301-737-5447.
available for adoption, “like” us on Facebook @ Tri-County comes a victim to Sergeant Carlino (Ken-
Animal Shelter Southern MD. neth Faison), Mike Talman (Michael So- jenicoster@countytimes.net
22 Sports The County Times Thursday, October 11, 2018

Lear Scores Larry Hills Memorial Hollidge and Ross Robinson would 3. Amanda Whaley
complete the top-five. Heats for the 4. Dale Hollidge
21 entries went to Whaley, Covert and 5. Ben Bowie
Robinson.  6. Darren Alvey
Matt Hill became the 6th differ- 7. Zac Weller
ent winner of the season with his 1st 8. Chuck Bowie
feature win of 2018 in the companion 9. Derek Magee
20-lap RUSH Crate Late Model main. 10. Devin Brannon
Amanda Whaley burst into the race 11. Darin Henderson
lead and would pace the field until Matt 12. Ronnie Martin Jr.
Hill blew in and took the top spot on 13. Austin Bussler
the 5th lap. From that point on it would 14. Shawn Wetzel
be a race for second as Hill would eas- 15. Tyler Hoy
Kyle Lear took top honors in last off to the crowd pleasing win. “It’s an ily take his 4th career Potomac Crate 16. Megan Mann
Saturday night’s 35-lap “Larry Hills honor to win this race for Larry Hills.” win aboard his Longhorn no.84. «It›s 17. Harry Shipe III
Memorial” Late Model special at Po- Lear stated in victory lane. “He and his always nice to come here and win.» A 18. Donny Tepper
tomac Speedway. The win for Lear, family are a big part of racing down jubilant Matt Hill stated post race. “I 19.Timmy Booth
worth $3000, was his 2nd win of the here and I hope we put on a good show rolled the top going into one on Aman-
season and the 3rd of his career behind tonight.” Superior track conditions aid- da to get the lead and this thing stuck Street Stock feature finish
the wheel of his familiar Rocket XR-1 ed in Lear’s winning drive. “This track and after that this car was just came to 1. Jeremy Pilkerton
no.151.  was awesome tonight.” Said Lear. “You life.” Jamie Sutphin, Amanda Whaley, 2. Sam Archer
Kyle Lear and Amanda Whaley could race top, bottom or middle and Dale Hollidge and Ben Bowie trailed 3. Kyle Nelson
brought the field to green with Whaley thanks to everyone who helps with this at the finish. Heats for the 19 cars en- 4.Ed Pope Jr.
gaining the race lead as the field roared car, I couldn’t do it without them.” With tered went to Whaley and Bowie. With 5. Mike Raleigh
off turn two. Whaley›s lead would be his second place finish Jason Covert his 8th place finish Chuck Bowie was 6. Bobby Miexsall
short lived as Lear wrestled the top nailed down his second straight and crowned the 2018 division champion. 7. Paul Jones
spot on the second circuit and set sail. fourth career Potomac championship. “It’s been a stressful week leading up 8. Craig Tankersley
As Lear lead, 5th starting Jason Covert “These people behind me deserve all to this and I’m glad it’s finally over.” 9. John Ballou
arrived in second on the 21st lap and the credit.” Covert stated. “Everybody Quipped Bowie. “I just want to thank 10. Troy Kassiris
would chase Lear for the remaining on this team busts their guts out for my car owner Shawn Corbin, all the 11. Buddy Dunagan DNS-Craig Par-
laps but would not get close enough to me and I’m happy to get them another sponsors, and especially my wife Rosie rill, Marty Hanbury
mount a serious challenge as Lear drove championship.” Austin Hubbard, Dale who’s been there with me every step of
the way.”  Hobby Stock feature finish
In support class action, Jeremy Pilk- 1. Buddy Dunagan
erton drove to his 7th win of the sea- 2. Stevie Gingery
son in the 16-lap Street Stock feature, 3. Greg Morgan
Buddy Dunagan took his first win of 4. Matt Randall
the season in the 15-lap Hobby Stock 5. Hilton Pickeral
event, Jeff Block rolled to his 3rd win of 6. Billy Crouse
the season in the 15-lap Strictly Stock 7. Kyle Nelson
feature with John Hardesty claiming 8.Tommy Randall
his 4th class championship and Chris 9. Ray Bucci
“Tippy”Martinez drove to his first ever 10. Joe Lehnen
Potomac feature win in the 15-lap U- 11. Jonathan Knott
Car main. 12. Derick Quade Jr.
13. Colin Long
Late Model feature finish 14. Chris Clark
1. Kyle Lear
2. Jason Covert U-Car feature finish
3. Austin Hubbard 1. Chris “Tippy” Martinez
4. Dale Hollidge 2. Jerry Barker
5. Ross Robinson 3. James Hissom
6. DarylHills 4. Jeff Wilkins
7.Amanda Whaley 5. Larry Lamb
8. Allen Brannon 6. Billy Smith
9. Scott Merryman 7. Stephen Suite
10. Brent Bordeaux 8. Ryan Quade
11. JT McGlanigan 9. Tim Steele
12. Tyler Horst 10. Dominic King
13. David Dill 11. Joey Suite
14. Jamie Lathroum 12. Larry Adleman
15.Brandon Long
16. Ray Kable Jr. Strictly Stock feature finish
17. Rob Schirmer 1. Jeff Block
18. Billy Tucker 2. Nabil Guffey
19. Andy Anderson 3. John Hardesty
20. Tyler Emory 4. Johnny Hardesty
21. Jonny Oliver 5. Scott Shelton
6. Ed Pope Sr.
RUSH Crate Late Model feature 7. Greg Mattingly
finish
1. Matt Hill By Doug Watson for Potomac Speedway
2. Jamie Sutphin
Thursday, October 11, 2018 The County Times Sports 23

Local Sailors Flock to Annual Boat Show


other state, followed by Virginia, Penn-
sylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina,
Delaware, and DC. The top ten is filled
in some order with New York, Florida,
Canada, and Texas. So, although in-
ternational, we are heavily invested
regionally.”
Although this year’s Sailboat Show
attendance wasn’t available at this writ-
ing, show spokesperson Heather Ford
told us that Thursday’s opening day
attendance was “the best Preview Day
Norm and Rosemary Dawley of Lusby check
out gear in one of the vendor tents at the
in recent history.” About 50,000 people
United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis are usually expected to attend the entire
last week. The Dawley’s own a 48-foot five-day run of the show. Roughly 700
custom-built sloop that they have raced boats were on display this year, and Ford
extensively. cited a study that indicates that the Sail-
boat Show and the upcoming Powerboat
from Maryland and the Chesapeake ba- Show inject $112 million annually into
sin, but from all over the country and the Maryland’s economy.
world. The City Dock is a “can’t miss” If powerboating is your thing, the
October destination point. United States Powerboat show is this
Chutescoop owner Gary Shaw, who sails his own boat out of Solomons, demonstrates his
product for Nikki Goodman of Lusby at the recent U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis.  The U.S. “Being an international event, we see week, Thursday through Sunday at the
Powerboat Show is going on this week through October 14th, also on the City Dock. products from around the world and Annapolis City Dock. A companion
our attendees are from all 50 states plus show run by the same organization as
By Tim Flaherty people look me up online and buy after more than 27 foreign countries,” says
Staff Writer the show. This is obviously the premier the Sailboat Show, the Powerboat Show
Paul Jacobs, the president of Annapo- will also feature some 700 boats on dis-
show to attend. It features people from lis Boat shows, the outfit that owns and
“I’m here for boat stuff,” said a smil- all over the world, and I get to interact play and a plethora of boating gear for
manages the sailboat show. Having said sale. More information can be found at
ing Dennis Chandler. “Things I can’t with many sailmakers.” that, the nucleus of our exhibitor group
live without,” he added with a laugh. One such sailmaker is Clarke McKin- www.annapolisboatshows.com.
is very regional or have area represen-
Chandler was in Tent D at the United ney, who lives in Leonardtown and is tatives working in the booths. Ranking
States Sailboat Show in Annapolis last owner of the Quantum Sails Solomons timflaherty@countytimes.net
attendance geographically, more at-
Thursday with his wife Carolyn as they Island loft in Solomons. McKinney tendees come from Maryland than any
shopped for “boat stuff.” They were spent several days working the corpo-
looking to purchase new bedding for rate Quantum booth with other Quan-

SMAC Scoreboard
their 40-foot Caliber sailboat they keep tum-brand sailmakers from around the
in Solomons. country.
They weren’t alone in visiting Annap- “I look at it this way,” McKinney told
olis, as a large number of Calvert and St. us after the show’s completion. “The

2 0 1 8 - 2 0 1 9 VA R S I T Y F O O T B A L L
Mary’s countians made their way north Annapolis Sailboat Show is such a large
for the annual sailing extravaganza on show, you need to be there. It’s not that
the City dock. This year’s show was the you necessarily sell that much product at
49th annual event, and ran October 4th the show itself. You need to let people
through 8th. Starting in 1970 by Annap- know you are in business. You need to Chopticon vs.
olis businessman Ed Hartman, the show educate customers and answer their Great Mills 10/5/18 L 16-40
has often been proclaimed as the largest questions. If we don’t take that path,
in-water boat show in the world, and al- we might as well just be an on-line sail-
though that mantle may now be claimed maker. I’m working on proposals and Leonardtown vs.
by other international shows featuring estimates now for people I met over the St. Charles 10/5/18 L 0-53
power and sail vessels, the Annapolis weekend at the show.”
show is still the largest sail-only, in-wa- Rich Freeman and Patty Kimmel Huntingtown
ter show on the planet. The Annapolis were found last Thursday at the Catalina
vs. Thomas Stone 10/5/18 W 36-7
show features not only boats for sail, but Owners Group booth near the Catalina
tent after tent of vendors selling every Sailboats display on the northern edge
type of sailing and boating gear imagin- of the show grounds. The couple, who Patuxent vs.
able. Various seminars and learning op- recently moved to North Carolina but La Plata 10/5/18 W 23-6
portunities are offered, as well. But it is keep a sailboat in Solomons harbor as
the “boat stuff” that draws people like their summer home, own a late-model
the Chandlers every year to Annapolis. Northern vs.
Catalina cruising boat, and volunteer 10/5/18 L 24-34
A few stalls away from the bedding every year to spend a day getting Cata- North Point
display, Gary Shaw stood with his friend lina owners to join the organization.
and fellow salesman Dan Trammel at “It’s a great support group,” Kimmel
the Chutescoop display. Shaw, who lives said. We publish a lot of articles in our
in Bowie but keeps his sailboat in Solo- owners’ magazine. We have a terrific
mons, patented Chuteschoop, which is a group of technical writers that can help
spinnaker launch and retrieval device, with just about any boat problem. You
about 40 years ago. He has rented a stall get a lot of support from other Catalina
at the Annapolis show for at least 36 owners.”
years. The Annapolis Sailboat Show has a
“I missed one or two years here,” “gathering of the tribe” vibe to it, with
Shaw says. Every other year I have been many people - boat owners or not -
here. The important thing for me is to coming to see and be seen and wander
be seen and make contacts. I sell quite the grounds that are often filled with
a few units here at the show, but many sailing celebrities. People come not just
24 Contributing Writers The County Times Thursday, October 11, 2018

LE T TER T O THE EDI T OR

Why Are They


Judge Benjamin
Harris Camalier
Democrats?
Do the Democrats running in our local election  support the radical policies
of the Democrat Party?  What does todays Democrat Party stand for?
Honorable Benjamin Har- We must have controlled, merit based immigration, but Democrats want
ris Camalier, who is com- open borders, allowing undocumented immigrants to pour into our Country
pleting a 15 year term as as- to strain social welfare systems at tax payers expense, and allowing drugs,
sociate judge of the seventh crime, and violent  gangs in. Democrats promote sanctuary cities to protect
judicial circuit of Maryland, illegal immigrants and they want to abolish ICE, the Agency put in place to
has long enjoyed a position of enforce our immigration laws and protect American citizens. Some Demo-
distinction as one of the most crat jurisdictions now allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. Democrats
learned and able representa- have opposed the “Travel Ban” and extreme vetting to stop terrorists from
tives of the legal profession in coming into our country. Democrats choose political correctness over pro-
his native state. He was born tecting America.
in Leonardtown, St. Mary’s The Democrats advocate socialism and big government spending. Keith
County on the 16th of Sep- Ellison, deputy chairperson for the DNC, said that socialist candidate Ocasio-
tember, 1849, his father be- Cortez is the future of the Democrat Party. A recent poll showed that 57% of
ing John A. Camalier*, who Democrats favor socialism over capitalism. No county has ever been made
spent the greater part of his great because of socialism! Democrats are the Party of high taxes, and they
life at that place and in his want to roll back the Trump tax cuts. And for Democrats, Defense spending
early manhood engaged in is not a priority when we must have peace through strength.
the manufacture of cotton at The Democrats want activist Judges who legislate from the bench rather
“Clifton Factory,” being con- than apply the Constitution as written. Democrats said they will do anything
nected with the firm of Har- to stop the appointment of highly qualified conservative Judges to the
ris, Dixon, and Gough. Supreme Court. Democrats attack the Second Amendment. Abolish the
“The early education of Second Amendment and only criminals and terrorists would have guns. The
Judge Camalier was obtained Democrat Party supports unlimited abortions for any reason at any stage of
in private schools and under pregnancy.
the direction of tutors but was Democrats are sympathetic to radical groups that chant death to police» and
supplemented by a course of promote anarchy in the Streets. The Democrats fail to speak out against those
study in Georgetown College, now Georgetown University, where he also who disrespect our flag and National Anthem; an insult to those who bled and
studied law and he graduated from that school in 1883 with the special died for our Country. And Democrats have Colin Kaepernick as a hero when
degree of Causa Honoris. He was admitted to the bar of his native county he wears socks that say “cops are pigs”.
on March 16, 1874 upon motion of the Honorable Benjamin G. Harris, after Democrats provide cover for corruption, conspiracy and subversion at the
whom he was named. In 1891 he was chosen states attorney of his county highest levels of the FBI and DOJ to take down Trump with lies, leaks, and
and held the office for 16 years. He was appointed as one of the associate witch hunts. Democrats, cheered on by the biased, mendacious , Trump hat-
judges of the seventh judicial court on August 6, 1908 to fill the unexpired ing media and the rich and famous Hollywood elite anti christian socialists
term of Judge J. Parran Crane, who had reached the constitutional age of will not  acknowledge the significant progress President Trump has made
seventy years on that day. with improving our economy, bringing back jobs, lowering taxes, very low
“Judge Camalier was married twice. On May 16, 1876 he wed Mollie unemployment (lowest in history for Blacks and Hispanics), strengthening
C. Abell, daughter of the late James F. and Maria J. Abell. The three liv- our Military, and keeping us safe. Democrats are obsessed with Impeaching
ing children of this union are: Mary Lucille, now the widow of Benjamin Trump. They are blinded by anger and hatred. Radical Hollywood elite  so-
Combs (she is now serving as register of wills of St. Mary’s County); Dr. cialist Democrats have advocated violence against Trump. Johnny Depp said
Frank A., a prominent physician who acts as health officer for the county; “ it is time for another actor to assassinate  another President”, Madonna said 
and Ruth E., the wife of Lynwood J. Sterling, cashier of the First National she wanted to “blow up the White House”. Another radical Democrat held up
Bank of St. Mary’s at Leonardtown. The wife and mother passed away in Trump’s severed head. The radical Maxine Waters promoted confrontation
1887 and two years later Judge Camalier married Nellie R. Hayden, the and harassment of members of the Trump Administration.The left wing NY
second daughter of the late William H. and Sarah A. Hayden of St. Mary’s. governor Cuomo said “America was never that great”.
To them were born five children: E. Madeline, who lives with her parents Disagree with the radical policies of the Democrat Party, and they call you a 
and is an assistant in the First National Bank of St. Mary’s; Dr. B. Harris, racist or some type of phobe”.  If the Democrats running in our local election
a successful dentist; Eleanor F., wife of Thomas J. Gaffney of Baltimore; don’t support these radical policies, then why are they Democrats?
C. Henry, a leading young attorney at law of Leonardtown; and S. Anita,
the wife of J. Harry Norris, also of Leonardtown.” (Tercentenary History Joe Wible Sr.
of Maryland, Vol. II, p. 787-788, 1925). Leonardtown
* John Alexander Camalier (1822-1892), who is said to have died on
Good Friday “ from a carbuncle on the back of his neck which deprived
him of his mind and nervous system.” He was a lawyer and a merchant.
He served as Clerk of the St. Mary’s County Circuit Court 1863 – 1873 and
was President of the Saint Mary’s County Reading Room and Debating
Society 1879 and 1880.
To Be Continued
Thursday, October 11, 2018 The County Times PAX River 25

JSF Makes Landings on British Carrier


The first F-35 Lightning fighter jets landed on the variety of flight maneuvers and deck operations to de- step on this journey and I applaud the many thousands
deck of the United Kingdom’s new aircraft carrier this velop the F-35B operating envelope for QEC carriers. of civilian and military personnel who have played a
week making history and marking the beginning of They will evaluate jet performance on over 200 test part in bringing the strategic ambition to reality.”
more than half-a-century of ‘Carrier Strike’ operations. points during different weather and sea conditions as While the HMS Queen Elizabeth Class carriers will
Royal Navy Commander Nathan Gray and Royal well as the aircraft’s integration with the ship. A third be able to project British military power across the
Air Force Squadron Leader Andy Edgell, both test pi- FOCFT (FW) phase followed by operational testing is globe for the next half-century, they can also provide
lots at the F-35 Integrated Test Force at NAS Patuxent scheduled for 2019. humanitarian relief, deepen defense relationships with
River, Md., were the first pilots to land the stealth F-35 The return of ‘Carrier Strike’ to the UK comes eight key allies and provide critical support to our forces as
Lightning fighter jets on board the carrier, demonstrat- years after a fighter jet last landed on a British carrier. they are deployed across the world.
ing the formidable force HMS Queen Elizabeth and Commanding Officer, Royal Navy Capt. Jerry Kyd, In recent operations, US aircraft carriers like the
her fleet of jets will be. who was also the captain of HMS Ark Royal when the USS George HW Bush and USS Harry S. Truman
The first landings and take-offs from HMS Queen last Harrier took off from a carrier, said: “I am quite have played a central role in the Gulf and the Mediter-
Elizabeth are the culmination of a British endeavor emotional to be here in HMS Queen Elizabeth seeing ranean, conducting strikes against Daesh in Iraq and
lasting more than a decade to bring an aircraft carrier the return of fixed wing aviation, having been the cap- Syria.
back to the UK’s arsenal. Able to embark up to 24 of tain of the aircraft carrier which launched the last Har- This week’s historic flight trials come more than 100
the supersonic jets, the Queen Elizabeth Class carrier rier at sea nearly eight years ago. years after the UK’s HMS Argus became the world’s
provides the Royal Navy with a capability possessed “The regeneration of big deck carriers able to op- first carrier capable of safely launching and recovering
by few others. erate globally, as we are proving here on this deploy- naval aircraft.
U.K. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said: ment, is a major step forward for the United Kingdom’s The ship will go on to continue her program off the
“The largest warship in British history is joining forces defense and our ability to match the increasing pace US east coast. The flight trials are expected to take
with the most advanced fighter jets on the planet. This of our adversaries. The first touch-downs of these im- around 11 weeks, during which time the ship is also
marks a rebirth of our power to strike decisively from pressive stealth jets shows how the United Kingdom expected to call into New York.
the seas anywhere in the world. will continue to be world leaders at sea for generations HMS Queen Elizabeth remains set to be deployed
“The historic first landing on the deck of HMS Queen to come.” on global operations from 2021. Britain now has 16 of
Elizabeth is a monumental moment in our country’s Commander UK Carrier Strike Group, Cdr. Andrew a planned 138 F-35 Lightning jets as part of its world-
proud military history. It is also a statement of Britain’s Betton added: “The Queen Elizabeth Class carriers leading fleet of military aircraft.
determination to promote peace and prevent war.” have been specifically designed and built to operate the
The landings mark the start of the first of two First of F-35 Lightning, offering an immensely flexible and po- PEO(JSF) Integrated Test Facility Public Affairs
Class Flight Trials (Fixed Wing) phases, held back-to- tent combination to deliver military effect around the
back this fall, where the ITF team plans to perform a world. Conducting these trials is a critical and exciting

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34. Small stem bearing leaves 8. Fabric edge
36. Soviet Socialist Republic 9. South Dakota
37. Actress Rooney 12. Amazon ID number
39. Dark brown or black 13. A wife (law)
40. Matter 17. Printing speed
41. Atomic number 87 (abbr.) measurement
42. Food company 19. Wrong
48. Trips to see wildlife 20. Exams
50. Elderly 21. Outlying suburb of
51. Famed chapel London
52. Something to grab 25. Replaces
53. City in Oklahoma 29. Prints money
54. Muckraking journalist 31. Accumulate
Tarbell 32. New Zealand conifer
55. Thallium 33. College teachers
56. Corroded 35. A way of grating
58. A Brooklyn NBAer 38. Novice
59. Most liberated 41. Having limits
60. Google certification (abbr.) 43. Shining with jewels or
sequins
CLUES ACROSS 18. Raise
CLUES DOWN 44. Existing at birth but not
1. Type of cleaner (abbr.) 22. Represent
PUZZLE SOLUTIONS

1. High moral behavior hereditary


4. Going out 23. Gives a new moniker
2. Expects 45. __ Caesar, comedian
LAST WEEK’S

10. __ Jima, WWII battlefield 24. Adversary


3. Fanciful notions 46. A young male horse under
11. Closed 26. Anno Domini
4. Spanish be the age of four
12. Air Force 27. Lillian __, actress
5. All the people of 47. Russian industrial city
14. Moved swiftly 28. Bunch of something
approximately the same age 49. Wash off
15. Will not (obsolete) 30. This (Spanish)
6. Berated 56. Radio frequency
16. Type of tank 31. A guitarist uses one
7. Trailblazing comedienne 57. Delirium tremens
26 Obituaries The County Times Thursday, October 11, 2018

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

James Bruce Thomas, Jr. 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Fu- survived by children, great-grandchildren, extended
neral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass his brother, family, and friends. She will be interred
James Bruce of Christian Burial will be celebrated on James W. Wil- on October 9, 2018 in Silverbrook Cem-
Thomas, Jr. Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM in liams, Jr. of etery and Memorial Park in Wilming-
“Junior”, 83, of Holy Angels Catholic Church Avenue, Abell, MD and ton, Delaware. Interment will be private.
Bushwood, MD MD with Father Samuel Plummer of- his wife Chris- Condolences to the family may
passed away ficiating. Interment will follow in Sa- tine. He leaves be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.
at his home cred Heart Catholic Church Bushwood, behind many com.
on October 5, MD. Pallbearers will be; Robert “Bob” other relatives Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu-
2018. He was Thomas, Kathy Thomas Beach, Johnny and friends. neral Home, P.A.
born on July Cusic, Wayne Collar, Calvin Wallace, After gradu-
5, 1935 in Av- and James Bruce Thomas, III. Honor- ation from Thomas Stone High School
enue, Maryland ary Pallbearers will be Bobby Thomas, in 1979, Gary was disabled after being John Andrew Bowes
and the son of the late Mary Ethel Ellis Cal McMillion, Joyce Ann Cusic, Ruth struck by an automobile. In his remain- John Andrew
Thomas and James Bruce Thomas, Sr. Simmons, Andrew Dale Stauffer and ing years he participated in numerous “Jack” Bowes,
Junior was the loving husband of Nola Barbara McMillion. work related programs. 68, of Tall Tim-
Mae Bennett Thomas whom he mar- Contributions may be made to Al- Gary enjoyed spending time with his bers, MD died
ried on December 27, 1977 in Upper zheimer’s Association National Capital mother eating out on Sundays, visiting on September
Marlboro, MD. Junior is survived by Area Chapter 513 E. Charles Street P.O. the park, playing cards, golfing, solv- 27, 2018.
his children James Bruce Thomas, III. Box 1889 La Plata, MD 20646 or Hos- ing algebra problems and spending time He was born
of Bushwood, MD, Margaret “Peggy pice of St. Mary’s P.O. Box 625 Leonar- with his mother at her home on holidays. on Septem-
Stauffer of Colton’s Point, MD, and 1 dtown, MD. Gary also enjoyed visiting with family ber 21, 1950
grandchild. As well as siblings Robert Arrangements provided by the Mat- members and friends. in Washing-
“Bob” Thomas, and Dale Thomas. He tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. The family will receive friends on ton, D.C., to
was preceded in death by his son Wil- Leonardtown, MD. Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 1:00 the late Joseph
liam Thomas and his sister Jean “Jeanie” PM – 2:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gar- Ford Bowes and Helen Audrey Cranston
Thomas. He was a lifelong St. Mary’s diner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD Bowes.
County, MD resident and graduated of Gary Edward Williams where a Funeral Service will be held at Jack was a lifelong resident of St.
Margaret Brent High School. 2:00 PM in the Funeral Home Chapel
Gary Edward Williams, age 57 of Mary’s County and a graduate of Little
Junior worked at the United States with Father Samuel Plummer officiat-
Bowie, MD, formerly of Hughesville, Flower School (1964) and St. Mary’s
Navy Yard Washington, DC and PAE ing. Interment will follow in Charles
MD died October 6, 2018. Ryken High School (1968). He also
System as a Steam Engineer, retiring in Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD.
Gary was born May 8, 1961 in Wash- attended St. Mary’s College. His em-
July, 2005. Arrangements provided by the Mat-
ington, DC. He was the son of Eleanor ployments included handyman/grounds
The family will receive friends on tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.
Williams and the late James W. Wil- keeper at Jubilee Farms and assistant
Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 5:00 Leonardtown, MD 20650.
liams of Hughesville, MD. He is also manager/picture framer at Bowes Books.
PM to 8:00 PM with prayers recited at
He retired from Dyson’s Hardware Store
in St. Inigoes, MD after many years as
Jean Beverly Nertney manager. His special interests included
Jean Bever- old cars, family genealogy, antiques and
ly Nertney, of making the rounds to visit friends and
Leonardtown, family, especially on the holidays.
Mar yland, Jack is survived by his brothers, Jo-
passed away seph F. Bowes, M.D. (Helene) of Comp-
peacefully on ton, MD and George Michael “Mickey”
September Bowes (Laurie) of Tall Timbers, MD;
30, 2018 at his sisters-in-laws, Patricia Bowes of
the age of 92. Tall Timbers, MD and Margie Bowes of
She was born LaPlata, MD; and many nieces, neph-
on March ews and extended family and friends. In
20, 1926 in addition to his parents, he was also pre-
Wilmington, ceded in death by his brothers, Robert
Delaware, to James Stoddard and Irene H. “Bob” Bowes of Tall Timbers, MD
Stoddard. She was their only child. and Daniel R. Bowes of LaPlata, MD
Jean raised her daughter, Linda, in Memorial contributions may be made
Wilmington, Delaware and then moved to Little Flower School, 20410 Point
to Hallandale, Florida upon retirement. Lookout Road, Great Mills, MD 20634.
She enjoyed jazz music, especially the Condolences to the family may be
songs of Louis Prima, and she was an made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
avid writer of poetry and plays. Jean Arrangements by Brinsfield Funeral
An Independent Family-Owned Funeral Home also loved watching the horses race at Home of Leonardtown, MD.
Serving Southern Maryland for over 100 Years the nearby racetrack, where many of
her friends owned and trained thor-
Michael K. Gardiner, C.F.S.P., C.P.C. oughbreds. She will be remembered for Marilyn Stauffer Weaver
Funeral Director/President her sharp wit, keen interest in current Marilyn Stauffer Weaver, 27, of Me-
events, and deep love for her family. chanicsville, MD passed away on Sep-
Jean is survived by grandson Kyle tember 27, 2017. She was born on Janu-
Dudderar and his wife, Celeste Dudder- ary 8, 1991 in Leonardtown, MD and
ar (nee Grow) and their sons Cole, Jude, was the loving daughter of Nathaniel
Providing trusted service to the community for over 100 Years and Harris, of Longmont, Colorado and and Mariam Stauffer. Marilyn is sur-
granddaughter, Heidi Dudderar, and her vived by her husband Marvin Brubacher
41590 Fenwick Street • P.O. Box 270 • Leonardtown, Maryland 20650
www.mgfh.com daughter, Jordan, of Riva, Maryland.
She was predeceased by her parents and
Weaver, whom she married on Septem-
ber 27, 2012 in Loveville, MD. She is
(301)-475-8500 her beloved daughter, Linda Dudderar.
Her passing is mourned by her grand-
survived by her children; Marvin Troy
Weaver, and Weston Matthew Weaver.
Thursday, October 11, 2018 The County Times Obituaries 27

As well as her siblings; Linda (Sheldon) David Johnson as possible. She particularly enjoyed Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonar-
Martin, Nathaniel (Lorene) Stauffer, spoiling her grandchildren and her be- dtown, MD.
Jr. Lucy Brubacher, Joseph (Lorene) David “Jo- loved dog, Ginger. She was active in the
Stauffer, Matthew Stauffer, Edwin (Me- seph” Johnson, community and her church. She had the
lissa) Stauffer, Lorraine (Harvey) Zim- 24, of Ridge, MD biggest heart and would do anything for William H. Valentine, Jr,
merman, Minerva (Logan) Zimmerman, passed away on anyone, putting others ahead of her own William H.
Richard Stauffer, Darlene (Warren) October 1, 2018 needs. Valentine, Jr, 75,
Stauffer, Judy Stauffer, Steven Stauffer, in Lexington She is survived by her brothers Wil- of California,
Dwayne Stauffer, and Kurvin Stauffer. Park, MD. Born liam (Aleck) A. Loker of Bluffton, MD passed away
As well as grandfather; Joseph Stauffer on August 30, South Carolina and Thomas (Tom) W. surrounded by
and 45 nieces and nephews. She was 1994 in Prince Loker of Danville, CA; her children with his loving fam-
preceded in death by her sister Kathy Frederick, MD is John F. (Frank) Graves, Sr. - John (Jef) ily on October 1,
Stuaffer, grandparents; Esther Stauffer, was the loving son of Lisa Janie Under- F. Graves, Jr. (Laura) of Dowell, MD, 2018 in Califor-
David Stauffer and Annie Stauffer. She wood and Charles Edward Johnson, Jr. Leslie A. Nevala (Brian) of Leonard- nia, MD. Born
was a homemaker. of Ridge, MD. town, MD and Julie E. Kronen (Mike) on January 8,
Arrangements provided by the Mat- Joseph graduated from Leonardtown of Silver Spring, MD; her stepchildren 1943 in Washington, DC, he was the
tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. High School and was employed as a with Dr. Robert (Bob) Timmons - Me- son of the late Tura Lee Valentine and
Welder. gan L. Glover (Jay) of Frederick, MD, William H. Valentine, Sr. William was
Arrangements provided by the Mat- Sarah A. Chase (Ted) of Arlington, VA, the loving husband of Rosalie Valen-
Laura Jessie Heidelmark tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. and Robert (Robbie) N. Timmons (Me- tine of California, MD. He is survived
Leonardtown, MD 20650. lissa) of Bethesda, MD; 13 grandchil-
Laura Jes- by his daughter AnneMarie Valen-
sie Heidel- dren: Bethany and Caroline Graves, tine of Lovettsville, VA. As well as,
mark, 93, of Lucy Loker Timmons Emily Nevala, Jackie, Gabe and Oliver his brother Francis Valentine of South
Mechanic- Kronen, Madison and Cameron Glover, Carolina. He was preceded in death by
sville, MD L u c y Taylor, Michael and Casey Chase, and his daughter Jennifer Lynn Valentine of
(formerly of Loker Tim- Grace and Jackson Timmons. In addi- Chester, VA. William was the owner of
Re n s s el a e r, mons, 70, tion to her parents and husband, Lucy Honor the
Valentine Motor memory of your
Company for cherished
50 years.
NY) passed of Leonard-
town, Mary-
A Tribute to the Loved One
was predeceased by her sister, Margaret one by sharing
In lieu of flowers the story of their life
contributions
with friends, neighbors and associates
may
away on Sun- (Peggy) L. Bell. be made in the memory here in the community.H.
of William
day, Septem-
ber 30, 2018
land died on
Se pt embe r Whose Memory Lives
Memorial contributions may be
made to Leonardtown Church of the
Valentine, Jr. to Parkinson Foundation
of the National Capital Area and
For details 8830 Cam-
to place
26, 2018
at St. Mary’s
Nursing Center of Leonardtown, MD. at Medstar On Forever in Your Heart
Nazarene, P.O. Box 1110, Leonardtown,
MD 20650-1110. Arrangements by the
eron Street, #201
20910.
your Silver
notice of remembrance,
Spring, MD
call 301-373-4125 for assistance.
She was born on March 3, 1925, in Od- Georgetown
gensburg, NY to the late Alfred Jacob Un ive r sit y
Laraby and Agnes Bell Riddle Laraby. Hospital in
Laura is a graduate of Fort Coving- Wa s h i n g -
ton High School. She is a graduate of ton, DC surrounded by her children. She
Albany Memorial Hospital School of was born in Leonardtown, Maryland to
Nursing earning a her diploma as a reg- the late William (Aleck) A. Loker, Sr.
istered nurse. After graduation she was and Margaret W. Loker.
employed as a dedicated and caring reg- In 1965, Lucy graduated from St.
istered nurse and later as the Assistant Mary’s Academy in Leonardtown, MD
Director of Nursing for Albany Memori- and in 1969 she graduated from the Col-
al. On January 13, 1947, she married her lege of Notre Dame of Maryland (now
beloved husband, Joseph James Heidel- Notre Dame of Maryland University)
mark in Fort Covington, NY. Together with a Bachelor of Arts in French. Over
they celebrated over 33 wonderful years her lifetime, she was employed as a
of marriage. She was a member of the seamstress and later as a stenographer/
REMEMBRANCES
Order of the Amaranth and the Eastern Business Manager for her father and
Star. several physicians’ offices in the Leon-
ardtown area, including for her late hus- IN PRINT & ONLINE
She is survived by her daughter,
Elaine Green of Mechanicsville, MD; band, Dr. Robert Timmons.
her grandson, Mario Vacarelli (Kather- On February 23, 2001, Lucy married
ine) of Benson, NC; her great-grandchil- her beloved husband, Robert (Bob) Wil-
liam Timmons, MD in Leonardtown.
dren: Elizabeth Paige Vacarelli, Alyssa
Together, they celebrated over 14 won-
If you have had a loved one die recently,
Renee Vacarelli, and Gregory Daniel
Vacarelli; her step grandchildren: Mi- derful years of marriage until his pass- come and see us, we can help you through the process.
chael, Monte, Mark, Michele, Mia; and ing in 2015. She was a member of the
many nieces, nephews, and extended Leonardtown Church of the Nazarene.
family and friends. In addition to her Lucy was an excellent cook and made
parents and husband, she is also preced- many delicious dishes, especially her
ed in death by her siblings, Elaine Iona famous spaghetti. She was a voracious
reader. Lucy was a skilled seamstress,
Bruce and Alfred Jacob Laraby.
crocheting many blankets, and she used Lynda J. Striegel & Andrea B. Baddour
Interment will be Friday, October 12,
2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery, to quilt and do needlepoint. She was WILLS • PROBATE ADMINISTRATION
Fort Covington, NY. a talented pianist and had a beautiful TRUSTS • BUSINESS LAW
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu- voice. She loved singing with fellow
tions may be made to Shriners Hospital, members of her church. Her other hob- Please join us for “Preparing Your Estate Plan” hosted by Andrea
516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA. bies included working in her yard with Baddour and Robert Riffe of Edward Jones on Thursday, October 25,
Condolences to the family may be her husband and travelling, especially 2018 from 6pm to 7:30 p.m. at Mamma Lucia’s restaurant in Prince
to Hawaii and Disney World. Her fam- Frederick. Dinner will be served. Please R.S.V.P to (301) 855-2246.
made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
ily was her greatest pride and joy with
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu-
whom she loved spending as much time 301-855-2246 • www.legalstriegel.com
neral Home, P.A.
28 Calendars The County Times Thursday, October 11, 2018

Community Calendar To submit your event listing to go in our Community Calendar, please email timescalendar@countytimes.net
with the listing details by 12 p.m. on the Monday prior to our Thursday publication.

ONGOING tal School Programs. 301-475-5511, ext.


32136.
on line at www.cssm.org/tickets 8:00 - 11:00 AM
Adults $10; Children 6-12
Fall Farms Open Weekends: $5; & Children 5 & under free.
Lincoln/Reagan Dinner Saturday, October 13 Funds go to the Volunteer Fire Dept, &
Bowles Farm Elks Lodge #2092, 45779 Fire Depart- Rescue Squad to keep community safe.
Lions Annual Scholarship Yard Sale
22880 Budds Creek Rd., Clements ment Lane, California 301-994-9999.
Quality Transfer and Storage, 22390
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM 6:00 PM
Three Notch Rd., Lexington Park
www.bowlesfarms.com St. Mary’s County Republican Cen- Chicken Dinner
8:00 AM - Noon
tral Committee hosts its annual dinner.  K.C. Hall, Ridge 
Huge offer of items available. All
Forrest Hall Farm Craig Wolf is the guest speaker. $60 per 11:30 AM -5:00 PM
proceeds returned to local community
39136 Avie Lane, Mechanicsville person.  Please rsvp to: Jenboydgop@ho- $12 a dinner. Baked goods for sale.
in scholarships for graduating Great
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM tmail.com  301-872-4161
Mills High School students. Info: Lion
301-884-3086 Bob Hayward 301-904-4710 or email at
Apple Festival
Moore or Less Farm Friday, October 12 bob715381@gmail.com.
Our Lady of the Wayside’s Loretto Hall
22467 Colton Pt. Rd., Bushwood 37575 Chaptico Road
8th Annual Barn Party Southern MD Decorative Painters
310-769-2210. 12:00 – 5:00 PM
St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Immaculate Conception Church
Dine in or Carry out dinner $25: Crab
Leonardtown Social Hall, 28297 Old Village Rd.,
Wait Until Dark cake, fried oysters, fried chicken, sides.
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Mechanicsville
Three Notch Theatre, 21744 S. Coral Apple desserts and apples for sale. Chil-
Kick off the autumn season with a 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Drive, Lexington Park dren’s games, Bingo, local vendors, Silent
good old fashion barn party! Enjoy coun- Painting a Maxine Thomas project,
8:00 - 10:30 PM Auction, Cash and Apple Basket Raffle,
try music and food in a country setting. “Fall Spools.” Guests welcome. Con-
The Newtowne Players present a sus- door prizes and more. Rain or Shine.
Ticket donation $8; must be purchased in tact Garnett Joy 301-884-2835 for sup-
pense thriller. advance at all senior activity center loca- ply info. www.smdpaint.org/Calendar
8:00 PM: Thursdays Oct. 11 & 18; Fri-
days Oct. 12 & 19; and Saturdays Oct. 13
tions. No ticket sales at the door. 301-475-
4200, ext. *1050. Harvest Taste of Solomons Monday, October 15
& 20. 3:30 PM: Sundays Oct. 14 & 21. Solomons, Maryland Book Bites
$15/adults; $12/seniors, students and Voting Equipment Demonstration 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Pax River Ale House, Lexington Park
military; $10 age 12 and under. $10 Thurs- Election Warehouse, 47382 Lincoln Food festival showcasing places to 6:00 – 7:30 PM
days only. Tickets online: www.new- Ave., Lexington Park (Old Carver El- eat in this waterfront community. Pro- Grab a bite and gab about books! Con-
towneplayers.org or call 301-737-5447. ementary School) ceeds benefit July 4th fireworks display. versation about what you’ve been read-
10:00 AM ing. Adults only. 3rd Mondays.
Faculty Exhibition: Finding The St. Mary’s County Board of Elec- Pet Adoption
Elsewhere tions will conduct a Public Logic and Ac- Pepper’s Pet Pantry, Solomons Towne Elks Hold’em Bounty Tournament
Boyden Gallery, Montgomery Hall, St. curacy Demonstration on the DS200 Bal- Center (behind CVS) St Mary’s County Elks Lodge, 45779
Mary’s College Tue.-Fri., 1:00-6:00 PM. lot Scanner and the Express Vote voting 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Fire Department Lane, Lexington Park
Sat., 11:00 AM-4:00 PM. equipment. Wendy Adkins at 301-475- Dog and cat adoption event with lo- 7:00 PM
An exhibition of the bravery and faith 4200 ext. * 1613. cal Saint Mary’s and Calvert County ani- No Limit Holdem Tournament. $25
of studio practices. Curated by St. Mary’s mal rescue groups. More info, please call Buy in. Food and Beverage for purchase.
College alumna Kate Pollasch until No- Park Place Toastmasters 410-326-4006. Questions: James Dean 240-577-0828.
vember 10. No fee. 240-895-4246. boy- Church of the Ascension Lexington Email: jdeanjunior@yahoo.com.
dengallery@smcm.edu Park, 21641 Great Mills Road Crab Cake Dinner
12:00 - 1:00 PM First Saints Community Church, 16378 St. Mary’s County Democratic Club
UPCOMING Join a community of learners and learn
by doing.
Piney Point Rd.
12:00 - 6:00 PM
Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Christmas in April Proceeds support the Snack Pack Monthly meeting. Discuss current
Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2018 to White Cane Fundraiser Program at Piney Point Elementary events, hear from guest speakers, and
apply for assistance during next spring’s Hollywood McKay’s and the Leonard- School.  $22. $3, kids hotdog meal. find out how to get involved.
one day (April 27, 2019) restoration and town Grill
renovation blitz by Christmas in April, 4:00 – 8:00 PM Aww…Shucks Oyster Social
St. Mary’s County, Inc. Applications The Leonardtown Lions Club is con- Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons    Thursday, October 18
available at local libraries and senior cen- ducting their annual Fall White Cane 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Widow/Widower Group
ters; and, www.christmasinaprilsmc.org. fundraiser. 100% of all monies collected Fundraiser for the Dee of St. Mary’s.
Lexington Park United Method-
301-884-2905. are returned back into the community Fat, salty oysters and more under the
ist Church, 21760 Great Mills Road
through the Lions Charity Foundation. lighthouse. $75. Online at calvertmarine-
10:00 AM – Noon
Info contact is Lion George Kirby at museum.ticketforce.com.
Thursday, October 11 240-577-0029.
Gain support and practical advice from
someone who has been through this grief
Contra Dance
Voter Registration at CSM journey … or come to share your experi-
Auction  Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall,
College of Southern Maryland, Leon- ences with someone new to the journey.
Mechanicsville Moose Lodge Chaptico
ardtown Campus, Bldg. C, Lobby, 22950 4:30 PM 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Hollywood Rd. Hospice of St. Mary’s Presentation
Viewing 4:30. Auction starts at 6:00. Southern Maryland Traditional Music
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Leonardtown Library, 23250 Holly-
Chicken dinners can be purchased at and Dance (SMTMD) monthly contra
Info: email jenv@csmd.edu with “vot- wood Road
5:00. Benefit: Mechanicsville Volunteer dance. Dance workshop 7:00; dancing
er registration” in subject line. 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Rescue Squad. begins at 7:30. Beginners welcome. $10
Death is an inevitable part of life. Con-
for non-SMTMD members; $6 for mem-
Conscious Discipline “From Chaos sider who will care for you as your days
Dick Hensold and Patsy O’Brien in bers (band members are free). Under 17
To Calm” grow short, or speak for you regarding
Concert  are free. www.smtmd.org.
Lexington Park Library healthcare decisions if you can’t speak
Calvert Marine Museum, Harms
5:30-7:15 PM for yourself? Free and open to the public.
Gallery,14200 Solomons Island Rd,
A free parent workshop for Pre-Kin-
dergarten, Head Start, and other parents,
Solomons Sunday, October 14 301-994-3023.
7:00 PM (doors open at 6:00)
grandparents, and childcare providers of Breakfast—All-You-Can-Eat
Unique and innovative arrangements
young children. St. Mary’s County Pub- 2nd Dist. VFD&RS, 45245 Drayden
of traditional Celtic music. $25. Tickets
lic Schools, Department of Supplemen- Rd., Valley Lee
Thursday, October 11, 2018 The County Times Calendars 29

St. Mary’s Department of Aging


Loffler Senior Activity Center 301-475-4200, ext. 1658
Garvey Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4200, ext. 1050

Programs and Activities


Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 3101
Visit www.stmarysmd.com/aging for the most up-to date information
Brought to you by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County: James R. Guy, President; Michael L. Hewitt; Tom Jarboe; Todd B. Morgan; John E. O’Connor; and the Department of Aging & Human Services

forward to a similar turnout at the 2018 one to make healthcare decisions on your
2018 Health Fair: The Way to Health Fair.
Walk Maryland Day 5k behalf if you are unable to do so yourself. It
Wellness For more information, contact Commu-
Wednesday, Oct. 10 is Walk MD Day~
can also be used to communicate the types
It’s that time of year again! The 2018 Join us from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at John V.
nity Programs & Outreach Manager Sarah of treatments you would like to have admin-
Health Fair, sponsored by the St. Mary’s Baggett Park in Laurel Grove as we join
Miller at 301-475-4200, ext. *1073, email istered in the event of a medical emergency.
County Department of Aging & Human walkers throughout the state who are par-
sarah.miller@stmarysmd.com, visit www. Space is limited. To sign up for this free pre-
Services, is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19, ticipating in this special day designated by
stmarysmd.com/aging/healthfair.asp, or sentation in advance, please visit the signup
from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Governor Larry Hogan as Walk MD Day.
find us on Facebook, keyword St. Mary’s table or call 301-475-4200, ext. *3103.
The event will be held in the Southern Check-in starts at 9:30 a.m. Free water
County Department of Aging & Human
Maryland Higher Education Center, located bottles will be given out while supplies last.
at 44219 Airport Road in California, MD,
Services.
Those who complete the 5K will receive a 8th Annual Barn Party at the St.
and is free to the public. special gift. For more information, call Alice Mary’s County Fairgrounds
Flu Shots will be available for $20. Cash
Fresh Conversations Allen 301-475-4200, ext.*1063. Kick off the autumn season with a good
The Garvey Senior Activity Center will old fashion barn party planned by the Gar-
and check will be accepted. Due to regula-
be taking part in a pilot program provided
tion changes, Medicare will not be accepted
by The University of MD Extension. The
Macular Degeneration Discussion vey Senior Activity Center on Friday, Oct.
for flu shots. Volunteer Health Watch Coordinator 12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the St. Mary’s
Iowa Department of Public Health designed County Fairgrounds. Enjoy country music
In addition to the flu vaccines, the Health Linda Weintraub will discuss Macular De-
this nutrition program to support healthy and food in a country setting. Tap your feet
Fair will offer a variety of free screenings generation at the Loffler Senior Activity
aging and independence by giving older while listening to live country music by True
and health checks including: Center on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. What
adult community members an opportunity Blue Country, twirl your partner around the
• Skin Cancer Screening causes it and what can you do to reduce the
to gather and discuss current nutrition and dance floor, and enjoy a catered pulled pork
• Hearing Screening effects and progression if you are diagnosed
health topics, taste low-cost healthy recipes, meal. There will be a 50/50 raffle, photo
• Vision Screening with it? To sign up for this free presentation,
and discover new ways to stay active and booth and door prizes! Tickets are available
• Oral Health Screening call 301-475-4200, ext. *1658, or stop by the
independent. Participating in this pilot pro- for purchase at all senior activity center loca-
• Blood Pressure Screening reception desk.
gram would require reading a short newslet- tions while supplies last. The suggested tick-
• And much more…
ter one-week prior to attending a one-hour et price is an $8 donation. Tickets must be
The Sheriff’s Office will be on-site to col-
in-person discussion of the newsletter’s con- Advance Directive Presentation purchased in advance; there will be no ticket
lect expired or unwanted medications. Masada Johnson with Deep Launching,
tent. The session will be held on Tuesday, sales at the door. For more information, call
Nearly 700 people attended last year’s Inc. will be at the Northern Senior Activity
Oct. 9, at 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Materials 301-475-4200, ext. *1050.
event to learn more about the latest health Center on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 11-11:30
are now available for pick up. Sign up is re-
and wellness news and products. The De- a.m. to discuss Advance Directive. An Ad-
quired. To sign up please call, 301-475-4200,
partment of Aging & Human Services looks vance Directive allows you to appoint some-
ext. *1050.

collections will be discussed. Registration is required required on www.stmalib.org.


on www.stmalib.org.
Snacking with S.T.E.A.M.:
Introduction to Excel Appetizing Art
Lexington Park Library will hold an Introduction to Lexington Park Library will hold a Snacking with
Excel class on Wednesday, October 17 from 2 – 3:30 S.T.E.A.M.: Appetizing Art event on Friday, October
p.m. This class is recommended for individuals who 19 from 3 – 4 p.m. This activity involves food which
are new to Microsoft Excel or have limited spreadsheet may contain potential allergens. An art contest with
Veggie Van Gogh experience. Providing an introduction to spreadsheets cake? Join us for cake decorating in the library with
Leonardtown Library will hold Veggie Van Gogh and the practical uses and versatility of Excel. Students sweet frosting and colorful sprinkles. A small contest
on Friday, October 12 from 10 – 11 a.m. Paint beau- will learn time saving features and tips for using Excel for most exciting cake will follow. For ages 6-12. Reg-
tiful works of art with carved pieces of veggies! This effectively. Prerequisite: Basic skills in using the mouse istration required on www.stmalib.org.
fun and calming activity is sure to be a blast for your & keyboard. Adult computer classes are limited to ages
creative kiddos. All supplies provided by the library. 16 and up. Registration required on www.stmalib.org. Forensic Psychology with Frank Weber
Designed with 2-5 year olds in mind, but any child Leonardtown Library will hold Forensic Psychology
with a creative side is welcome. Registration required Introduction to Fundraising Planning with Frank Weber on Saturday, October 20 from 1 –
on www.stmalib.org. Lexington Park Library will hold Introduction to 2:30 p.m. Author and forensic psychologist, Frank We-
Fundraising Planning on Wednesday, October 17 from ber will join us to speak about his work in the fields of
Using Newspapers to 2 – 4 p.m. This one-hour class will provide you with the forensic and clinical psychology and share his insight
Research Your Ancestors basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including into the 2018 One Maryland One Book, “Bloodsworth:
Leonardtown Library will hold Using Newspapers tips on making your case for support, diversifying your The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exon-
to Research Your Ancestors on Wednesday, October 17 organization’s fundraising base, and creating a plan of erated by DNA Evidence”, by Tim Junkin. This is a
from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Newspapers are a trove for family action. After class, take advantage of reserved comput- Choose Civility: Southern Maryland event. Registra-
history researchers, providing clues to research chal- er lab time to search the Foundation Directory Online tion is required on www.stmalib.org.
lenges and fleshing out the story of our ancestors. Fas- and network with other members of the nonprofit com-
cinating (and sometimes scandalous!) anecdotes can be munity. Registration required on www.stmalib.org. Dismantling Racism:
found when reading through newspaper items related to ‘13th’ Screening and Discussion
life events, announcements, crimes, legal proceedings, Minecraft Challenge Lexington Park Library will hold a screening of 13th
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