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Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Commissioners Talk
Taxes, Consider
Additional Meetings
By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) met with the mayors of
North Beach and Chesapeake Beach to discuss tax differentials for the coming year.
According to the documents on the BOCC
agenda, the BOCC meets with the mayor, to
discuss the tax rate differential every spring.
Also during the meeting, the BOCC discussed holding more than one meeting per
week in order to accommodate the growing list of items on their regular meeting
Staff recommends keeping the tax differential for the two towns at $.336 for the fiscal
year 2016 tax billing that will occur in July
of 2015.
Commission Pat Nutter recommended
additional BOCC meetings during the com-
missioner report section of the meeting.
Often, there are more items on the meeting
agenda than can be discussed during the
couple of hours allotted, meaning they rush
through items in order to stick to the schedule in the case of public hearings and topics
requiring more thought be put on agendas
for additional meetings.
Commissioner Mike Hart agreed with
Nutter’s statements, saying he could see
the benefit to having more than one BOCC
meeting during the week.
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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Driver Arrested After
Losing Control of Vehicle
By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer
A Chesapeake Beach man was arrested after he lost control of his vehicle and
traveled through a field on Grover’s Turn
Rd. in Owings.
On Friday, April 10, around 10 p.m.,
Deputy Ward was on patrol and parked
at Mt. Harmony Elementary School in
the back of the parking lot. According
to charging documents, Ward observed a
vehicle traveling westbound on Mt. Harmony Rd. in the vicinity of Grover’s Turn
Rd., passing by the school. According to
court documents, Ward looked away for
a few seconds and then heard the impact.
According to court documents, Ward
initially believed the vehicle may have
struck a deer and had observed the driver
lose control of the vehicle. Ward went to
check on the driver, who was identified
as Christopher Shaner, 23; Shaner was
the sole occupant in the vehicle. According to court documents, Ward was familiar with the driver from prior incidents
with police officers and stated Shaner is
known for substance use.
Ward asked Shaner what had happened
and he stated he reached for his cell
phone and ended up going off the roadway, court documents read. Ward stated
Shaner had slurred speech, constricted
pupils, droopy eyelids and kept slowly
scratching his face; Ward also stated in
court documents that the loud sound he
heard was the vehicle’s tire popping and
not an impact with a deer.
According to charging documents,
Ward asked Shaner if he had anything
illegal on him or inside his vehicle and
he told the officer that there might be a
needle in the passenger side of his vehicle because his girlfriend is a “heroin
According to court documents, the
deputy did not initially check for the
needle, but escorted Shaner across the
street to the school parking lot. While
Shaner was walking to the parking lot,
he almost fell multiple times, court documents stated. Ward conducted a medical assessment of Shaner and observed
no injuries; Ward asked Shaner if he was
hurt from the accident and he stated,
“No, just shaken up.”
According to court documents, Ward
conducted different sobriety tests that
Shaner had failed. Based on the information he gathered from the Standardized
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he placed Shaner under arrest for driving under the influence.
Ward returned to the vehicle and
searched the car; he immediately found
a hypodermic needle on the driver’s
side floor board, according to court
documents. Ward also found half of a
round pink pill, a metal spoon and a
lighter; the spoon did not have any burn
marks or residue on it, court documents
stated. According to court documents,
Ward identified the pill as suspected
Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine; Shaner told Ward the pill could
possibly belong to his mother. Ward
conducted a pat down before placing
Shaner in the patrol vehicle and found
another cap for a hypodermic needle,
but the needle was not present. Ward
told Shaner he was going to request a
Drug Recognition Expert to respond to
the sheriff’s office to conduct further
tests on him, but Shaner refused to take
the tests, according to charging documents. Shaner was then transported to
the detention center and was charged
with driving under the influence, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia.
Shaner is scheduled to appear in District Court on June 15.
Child Almost Drowns
By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer
A toddler was flown to Children’s
Hospital in Washington, D.C, after a
near-drowning incident late Thursday morning.
On April 16, around 11 a.m., an
ambulance from Huntingtown was
alerted to the undisclosed scene.
According to a press release,
firefighters responded and found
a “semi-responsive toddler after a
near-drowning incident.”
Due to the child’s initial condition
and other information gathered, the
Maryland State Police Aviation Division was immediately activated. According to the release, crews worked
to warm and oxygenate the toddler,
prior to the arrival of Trooper 2; a
land site was established in a neighboring field and flew the toddler to
DC Children’s Hospital.
The condition of the child is unknown at this time.
Christmas in April
Helping Homeowners in Need
By Katya Sysoeva
Contributing Writer
Every year, volunteers converge on
local homes to help neighbors in need
during Christmas in April. If you’re
looking for an opportunity to help in
your community there is still time to
volunteer for the National Christmas in
April Workday on April 25.
The purpose of the event is to help
disabled and elderly homeowners repair their houses, according to the
Christmas in April Facebook page.
Christmas in April is held the last Saturday of the April and put their effort
in helping improve living conditions of
more than 25 families.
Homeowners can apply for this program in the fall by filling the form
available at christmasinaprilcalvertcounty.org. Homes that match the requirements are selected by January.
After that volunteers are matched with
work requirements on each house.
The preparations for this event continue throughout the year. This event
is an opportunity for everyone who is
willing to contribute time and help into
the community.
For the first time this year, Christmas
in April held a Calvert County two day
kick-off event. Between April 10 and
11, volunteers repaired the porch, floors
in the bathroom, washed and painted
the whole house, reports the letter from
the Board member Steve Sandlers.
More than 100 volunteers put in 800
hours of work during the weekend.
For more information, visit christmasinaprilcalvertcounty.org, call 410-5359044 or email steve.sanders@exeloncorp.com.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Rockfish Season
Opens on the
Chesapeake Bay
April 18
The state’s spring rockfish season begins Saturday, April 18, and anglers are
encouraged to set out for the Chesapeake
Bay from the shores of Calvert County.
Home to the bay’s largest charter boat
fleet, the county’s experienced boat captains are standing by to help fishing enthusiasts reel in “the big one.”
Also known as rock, striped bass and
stripers, the rockfish is Maryland’s official state fish and is widely known for
its size and fighting ability. The rock can
grow as long as 6 feet and weigh as much
as 125 pounds. The record for a striped
bass holds at 67 pounds, 8 ounces for a
fish caught off Bloody Point in 1995.
During the 2015 trophy season that
runs through May 15, anglers may catch
one striped bass per day measuring between 28-36 inches or 40 inches or larger.
From June 1 through Dec. 20, the season reopens on the bay with a two fish
limit and a 20-inch minimum length
(with only one of the two longer than 28
Are you ready to set a new record for
the largest rockfish caught in the Chesapeake Bay? Then learn more about Calvert County’s charter boat opportunities, or where to launch your own boat
by visiting www.choosecalvert.com/
water. For more information, contact
the Calvert County, Maryland, Department of Economic Development at 410535-4583 or via email at info@ecalvert.
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The Southern Maryland Agricultural
Development Commission (SMADC)
is undertaking an exciting new project
to address local farming and food. For
many years, SMADC had held public
forums and focal group discussions, and
invited public input into our strategic
plan. The community has consistently
asked SMADC for help with food processing and distribution, and assistance
for new and transitioning farmers. With
our partners, we have helped individual
farms and the community transition to a
new economy based on food (and beverages), equine, tourism, green products,
and natural resources. The Agricultural
Business Park and Food Innovation Center is the next logical step.
The Center is intended to benefit
Southern Maryland by 1) enhancing
farmers’ profitability, 2) enabling entry to bigger wholesale markets, 3) increasing the region’s capacity to meet
consumer demand for locally produced
foods, 4) expanding and revitalizing the
farming community, and 5) creating
new jobs for the region.
SMADC’s vision is a centrally located
site or series of sites in Southern Maryland (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles,
Prince George’s and St. Mary’s County)
that can house private and/or public
partnerships to provide the following
(components will phase in over time):
A hub to efficiently warehouse and
distribute food from local farms to
wholesale and retail buyers
Land for new farmer incubation
A food innovation center where startups can create value-added products like
salsas, jams, pies, etc. from local farm
A regional meat processing facility
An aquaculture processing center
If the site is suitable, a year-round
indoor farmers’ market/store, café/deli
and/or outdoor farmer’s market
Warehouse space for local food and
food products
The Center will make it more efficient
to aggregate and distribute local food,
and help our farmers and food businesses gain better access to the $26 billion
food market in the DC-Baltimore metro
region. Ideally, creating a centrally located site (or series of sites) with these
multiple uses will allow businesses to
share assets and personnel, training,
cross marketing, and more.
Where we are in the process: The
Southern Maryland Delegation introduced a bill to allow SMADC, through
the Tri-County Council, to use funds
to purchase, lease or lease-to-buy real
estate for this purpose. Once the bill is
signed by the Governor, it will become
law. We are awaiting one more level of
approval before we issue a request for
an “Expression of Interest” (EOI) to the
public. Anyone with suitable property
within the five-county area is welcome
to apply. We hope to have the EOI on the
street as soon as possible, and ideally
have a site selected later this summer.
The EOI will be posted in public venues such as newspapers, newsletters, the
SMADC website and other venues.
SMADC continues to meet with farmers, elected officials and the public. The
next opportunity for individuals to learn
more and provide input will be at the
Southern Maryland Food Council Networking Event, on May 6, from 6-8 p.m.
at the Loveville St. Mary’s Agricultural
Service Center, Suite C, 26737 Radio
Station, Way, Leonardtown, Md. For
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is pleased to present the
St. Mary’s County House
& Garden Pilgrimage
of hidden land and woods behind Fenwick Manor. Peacocks and other fowl
of antique lineage roam throughout the
grounds. A newly constructed home
evokes a feeling that is both rustic and
MOTU, Clarks Mill Road In the fall
of 2001, the existing rambler on this site
was demolished and a federal style home
was constructed. The core of the house
was completed in 2002 . The landscape
was designed to create a peaceful, private setting with a secluded pool and
patio - a “motu” just two miles from a
shopping center!
A delicious gourmet box lunch by
Quality Street Catering will be available
by pre-paid reservation received by April
25. Lunch pickup is on the patio of Rosedale Manor at Greenwell State Park between the hours of 11:00 and 2:00. Make
your check for $15 payable to St. Mary’s
County Garden Club and mail it to Macy
Hovland, 23320 Esperanza Drive, Lexington Park MD 20653. For inquiries contact
hmhovland@gmail.com or 301-862-2549.
Visitors may also find additional dining
options in the Hollywood area.
Proceeds from the tour will be used
to replace and landscape the entrance to
the White House, circa 1803, the former
Headmaster’s House at the former Charlotte Hall Military Academy. The White
House now is a museum facility used to
preserve its archive collection. All aspects of the project will conform to historic specifications.
Advance tickets for each tour are $30
per person ($35 if purchasing day-of). Catered lunches will be available but please
purchase in advance. Purchase tickets and
get more information at mhgp.org.
Questions: Barbara Raley 301-904-2172
or barbara.raley@mcnelisgroup.com and
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10:00am - 4:00pm
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
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Rosedale Manor is located within
Greenwell State Park in Hollywood, and
overlooks the lower Patuxent River. The
interior of the manor house dates to between 1850 and 1880, as evidenced by
the American Chestnut wood floors.
Pleasant Hill Farm, a former tobacco
farm, it’s now notable for its abundant
gardens and English boxwoods that are
over a century old.
Sotterley Plantation is a National
Historic Landmark. The Plantation
House had its beginnings in 1703. Sotterley today consists of almost 100 acres
of breathtaking Patuxent River waterfront, Colonial Revival Gardens, and
over 20 historic buildings – including a
surviving original Slave Cabin from the
early 1800s.
St. Andrews Church, was entered on
the National Register of Historic Places
in 1973. The graveyard contains remains of those who fought in the American Revolution as well as the Civil War.
Sunnymeade at Pleasant Hill
Farm was built in 2005 on part of the
owner’s family farm. A pond, pastures, and cultivated fields surround
this private property and lead to lush
gardens creating a series of outdoor
rooms to be enjoyed nearly year round.
The Tour also includes three private
Red Hill Court situated on three acres
along Cuckhold Creek, upper and lower
perennial gardens of daylilies, peonies,
iris, and jonquils grace the water view.
No Fish Creek, Pinto Drive is a
six year old home that sits on 27 acres
7th Annual Calvert
The annual Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage returns on Sunday, May 3
from 10am to 5pm. A longstanding Maryland tradition, the Pilgrimage provides access to some of St. Mary’s County’s most
noteworthy properties and enables residents to see their county with fresh eyes.
The 2015 tour includes 8 sites in the mid
section of the County.
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Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Suspect Assaults
Employee Following
Alleged Robbery
By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer
A Prince Frederick teenager was
arrested and charged with robbery,
second-degree assault and theft
less than $100 last Monday.
According to court documents,
Steven Ralph Hill Jr., assaulted a
Giant employee after the employee
attempted to stop the suspect from
fleeing the store.
Dfc. Wood, of the sheriff’s office, observed Hill punch the store
employee twice and throw him to
the ground right outside the exit
door of the store on the sidewalk.
Wood then made contact with the
Giant employee, who said he had
informed the suspect to return the
products he had allegedly stolen
from the store.
Wood contacted the suspect,
who said the employee “grabbed
him for no reason.”; The officer
subsequently detained Hill for the
According to court documents,
Laura Morey captured the assault
on video and a copy of the video
was forwarded to the officer’s
email; police also identified Brian
and Amie Dryer as witnesses to
the assault. The stolen items, identified as a bag of Purdue Chicken
Bites and a bag of M&M candy,
were returned to the store and photographs of the employee’s injuries
were taken on scene.
Hill was transported to the detention center, where he was served
with the three charges. Hill faces a
maximum sentence of 15 years in
prison for the robbery; 10 years
and/or a $2,500 fine for seconddegree assault; and 90 days and/or
a $500 fine for theft less than $100.
Hill is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at District Court on
May 13.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Man Arrested
at Tiki Bar for
Assaulting Officer
By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer
A Mechanicsville man was charged and arrested with second-degree assault on a lawenforcement officer; disorderly conduct; failure
to obey a reasonable and lawful order of a law
enforcement officer; intoxicated endangerment
and disorderly conduct; and resisting arrest, on
Saturday evening during the opening weekend
of the Tiki Bar.
On April 18, around 7:20 p.m., Sgt. Bortchevsky of the sheriff’s office, observed two
men arguing, which then escalated into a pushing match.
The officer approached the two men and told
them they had to exit the property due to their
behavior, court documents stated.
According to court documents, the two men
began leaving the bar, when one of the men,
identified as Michael Ryan Hunter, 26, turned
around at the exit tent and began approaching
Bortchevsky with his fists clinched, shouting
expletive language “at the top of his lungs.”
The suspect was approximately one arm
length away from the officer and continued to
move closer, court documents alleged, “fearing
an imminent attack” the officer pushed Hunter
away and when Hunter lost his balance, Bortchevsky attempted to gain control of him in order to place him under arrest. The suspect began
to “flail” in an attempt to prevent apprehension,
according to court documents. Hunter was subsequently taken to the ground, but continued to
resist arrest.
After the struggle, the suspect was handcuffed and arrested – he appeared to be intoxicated and had a strong odor of alcohol emitting
from him, court documents stated.
According to court documents, while awaiting transport, Hunter continued to scream profanities – including threats of additional assault
on Bortchevsky if the officer “didn’t have his
badge on.”
During the incident, approximately 45 to 60
people gathered and were witnessing Hunter
scream profanities, even after he was detained,
court documents confirmed.
Court document stated, as a result of the suspect’s actions, Bortchevsky sustained lacerations and abrasions to his knees and elbows. According to police, Hunter sustained minor abrasions to his face from the ground; he was provided with medical care on scene, but refused
further treatment. Hunter was then transported
to the detention center.
Hunter faces a maximum sentence of 10
years and/or a $5,000 for second-degree assault
on a police officer; three years and/or a $5,000
fine for resisting/interfering with arrest; 60 days
and/or a $500 fine for disorderly conduct; 60
days and/or a $500 fine for failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order of a law enforcement
officer; and 90 days and/or a $100 fine for intoxicated endangerment and disorderly conduct.
Hunter is scheduled for a District Court hearing on June 3.
Man Charged with Six Counts
of a Concealed Dangerous Weapon
By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer
A Prince Frederick man was charged and arrested by
officers last Wednesday evening for concealment of a
dangerous weapon and possession of Adderall.
On April 15, around 8:30 p.m., Deputy Clark and
Corporal Smith from the sheriff’s office, approached
Scott Alan Cunningham, 34, for a report of disorderly
According to court documents, the officers reported
to the 7-11 convenience store in Prince Frederick after patrons informed the store clerk that Cunningham
was allegedly flipping them off as they walked into the
Smith approached the driver’s side of Cunningham’s
vehicle, a Ford Ranger, and asked him how he was doing. According to court documents, the suspect was
“startled and shocked” to see Smith. Cunningham had
a small laptop computer on his lap and moved the laptop to the passenger seat of the vehicle. Court docu-
ments claimed that the suspect became “very nervous
and started to look around the cab of the truck and was
reaching toward the passenger seat.”
Cunningham opened the driver’s door and exited the
vehicle, during that time, Clark smelled raw marijuana
in the suspect’s vehicle, court documents claimed.
According to court documents, the suspect attempted to reach back into the truck, at which time Clark detained the suspect and placed him in handcuffs. During
the arrest, Smith observed a small glass container on
the front seat containing brass knuckles and 2.5 grams
of raw marijuana, court documents alleged.
Police searched Cunningham and found 13 orange
pills, identified as Adderall; police also found a small
key style pocket knife in the left front pocket of his
jeans, according to court documents.
The officers located another pocket knife in between
the driver’s door and the driver’s seat of the Ranger, as
well as a switchblade knife and a spring-loaded knife
on the driver’s seat. According to court documents, the
officers also found a black, metal, expandable baton
and on the passenger front seat,
Clark located a second set of
brass knuckles and another metal, expandable baton. Clark also
found a small pipe with burnt
marijuana residue and a wood
container with burnt marijuana
residue. According to court documents, the officer located five additional knives in the truck.
Cunningham was arrested and
transported to the local detention
Cunningham is scheduled to appear in District
Court on July 15. If Cunningham is found guilty of
all seven charges, he faces a maximum sentence of 22
years in prison and/or $31,000 in fines.
The Calvert County Times
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Cops & Courts
Man Faces Over a Dozen Charges
By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer
A Lusby man is facing 14 charges, stemming from an
April 3 incident at his Pine Blvd. residence.
Michael Daniel Sater, 40, has been charged with
three counts of first-degree assault; five counts of second-degree assault; three counts of reckless endangerment; second-degree child abuse; disorderly conduct;
and failing to obey a reasonable and lawful order of a
law enforcement officer.
According to court documents, Deputy Kelly responded to Pine Blvd. in Lusby, around 1 p.m., for a report of an assault. A neighbor told the officer he heard
people arguing outside and witnessed a woman, who
was identified as the suspect’s wife, “hanging on the
side” of a red Lincoln Navigator. Sater was allegedly
driving the SUV back and forth in his driveway and
almost ran over his son multiple times, a witness told
According to court documents, Kelly attempted to
speak with the suspect’s wife regarding the incident,
but she refused to make a statement and did not fill out
the “domestic lethality paperwork,” according to court
Kelly spoke to Sater’s two children, who said their
father had a verbal argument with their mother. The
two stated their father attempted to leave, but their
mother jumped on the side of the vehicle and stood on
the running board and held on to the mirror and windshield wiper arm. They told the officer they believed
their mother suffered from a broken arm due to the
According to court documents, Sater allegedly accelerated forward and backward in an attempt to unhinge
his wife. As Sater accelerated forward, his son was
walking out of the woods and Sater accelerated toward
him. According to court documents, the suspect’s son
jumped over a plastic pond and a wooden walkway to
avoid his father hitting him with the vehicle. According to charging documents, Sater’s son threw a loose
brick at the front of the vehicle, Sater then attempted
to hit his son again. Shortly after, Sater’s wife fell off
the vehicle and her husband then attempted to leave the
residence, which is when a neighbor confronted Sater.
The neighbor told Kelly he went over to Sater’s residence after witnessing the events. He stated when he
was at the end of the driveway Sater allegedly drove
toward him and almost hit him with the Navigator. The
neighbor started to hit the driver’s window of the vehicle with his fist and opened the driver’s door; Sater
then allegedly stepped out of the SUV and allegedly
punched his neighbor in the face and grabbed the back
of his neck – the neighbor sustained a minor scratch to
the back of his neck, but had no visible injuries to his
According to court documents, another neighbor told
the officer that after witnessing the confrontation, she
went over to the suspect’s residence and attempted to
separate the two men. She claimed Sater pushed her to
the ground and she fell down on the roadway, cutting
her right arm.
A third neighbor approached Sater, who then allegedly punched his neighbor in his jaw; the man fell to
the ground and sustained minor injuries.
Sater left the residence after the alleged assaults, but
came back to the scene after his wife had called him,
court documents stated.
Kelly made contact with Sater in the driveway of his
residence and told the suspect to walk down the driveway to talk about the incident; Sater refused and denied
the alleged assault allegations.
According to charging documents, Sater was advised
he was under arrest and was told to place his hands
behind his back; he refused and stated he wasn’t going to comply. The suspect then moved back and had
his hands in a “semi closed fist,” charging documents
stated. During his arrest, Sater flexed his arms and attempted to pull them toward the front of his body, court
documents alleged. Sater also allegedly made multiple
comments about his “displeasure with the police” and
stated he was going to “take care of the situation and
his son when he was released.”
Sater was transported to the detention center and is
scheduled to appear in District Court on May 6.
Woman Charged with First-Degree Assault
By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer
A Lusby woman was charged with
first-degree assault, second-degree assault and disorderly conduct after she
allegedly chased her daughter with a
On April 7, Dfc. Velasquez responded
to Cove Point Rd. in Lusby after the victim contacted police to report the alleged
assault by her mother, Marilyn Dorisa
Jones, 50.
According to court documents, Velasquez contacted the victim, who stated
she was “chased around by her mother
with a hammer.” During Velasquez’s
conversation with the victim, he could
hear Jones yelling and observed neighbors attempting to see what was occurring, court documents stated.
According to court documents, the
victim stated her mother began drinking alcohol and started “acting crazy”
after they returned home from the store.
The victim said her mother accused her
of stealing her cell phone, which started
an argument. According to court documents, the victim then told the officer
that her mother picked up her food and
threw it at her, striking her on the chest
and then picked up a hammer and began
chasing her throughout the house, then
outside to the driveway, where Jones allegedly threw the hammer at her daughter, missing the left side of her face.
The victim stated her girlfriend, Brenda Sollers, witnessed the event. Sollers
told the officer the three had just returned
from the grocery store and the suspect
became upset because she could not find
her cell phone and accused the two women of stealing it. Velasquez asked both
women if they felt the victim’s life was
in danger and they both said yes; the victim also stated she believed her mother
was attempting to kill her with the hammer because she was intoxicated and in a
“crazy state of mind.”
According to court documents, Velasquez located the hammer lying by the
suspect’s driveway.
After confiscating the hammer for
evidence, Velasquez made contact with
Jones, who was “yelling and screaming” outside her residence and asked her
what had occurred. Jones stated she took
her daughter and Sollers to the grocery
store, where they were allegedly stealing food and she stated she “didn’t want
to be a part of it” and left the two at the
store. The suspect also told Velasquez
that when she returned home she could
not locate her cell phone and believed
her daughter stole it because “she does
drugs and has stolen checks from her in
he past.”
Jones said that a few minutes later,
the couple showed up at her house with
the food – Jones said she became upset
and admitted to throwing the food at her
daughter, but said she did not chase her
with a hammer. According to court documents, during the officer’s conversation
with the suspect, she had slurred speech
and was emotional; the officer also detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her breath.
Jones faces a maximum sentence of 25
years in prison for first-degree assault;
10 years and/or a $2,500 fine for seconddegree assault; and 60 days and/or a $500
fine for disorderly conduct.
Jones is scheduled for a preliminary
hearing in District Court on May 8.
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It’s Budget Time
The FY
2016 Budget
As previously reported, Calvert County
Commissioners work to finalize the budget during the months of April and May for
the upcoming fiscal year (July 2015 – June
2016). This year, the subject of increasing
tax rates emerged. Not increasing county
tax rates for decades offers little justification
for simply raising them now. Increasing tax
rates expands the size of government. There
is no current compelling need to expand the
size of government.
Hypothetically , if some event occurred,
for example our all volunteer fire-rescueEMS were no longer in service and the county needed to switch to paid services; that
would yield a compelling need to expand the
size of government and offer sound reasons
to raise tax rates. Keeping our tax rates relatively low reserves the option of flexibility
needed to raise rates should some “valid”
compelling need arise. In the meantime,
there are other options to consider.
Just as jumping to a conclusion to raise
taxes is inappropriate, so is simply identifying items to cut, or people to layoff. What
should first occur is a methodical and logical
process to yield recommendations, such as:
Prioritize Services and Functions First step
is to re-baseline the activities of the county
government. Current processes can create a
situation where a newly needed staff position
may be unaffordable, yet a less critical existing position remains due to continuity.
Restructure Government Operations Occasional re-evaluations are needed to gain
further efficiencies. All bureaucracies have
two things in common; they protect themselves and incrementally grow. This natural
phenomenon continues until an outside force
ranks in comparison to all other
counties in Maryland, our property tax rates are the 5th lowest
and our income tax rates the 7th
lowest out of 24 counties. These
rates have been the same for the
past 28 years.
To raise taxes in the fiscal
environment would be going
against conventional wisdom
and painful to county officials.
But kicking the can down the
road once again does little to
preserve Calvert County’s services to its citizens, relieve the
pressure on County staff for
increasing work loads, get on
with construction of needed facilities or fully funding our educational budget, among other
In summary, I applaud our
Commissioners for being willing to include taxes as ONE of
the options to close the budget
shortfall. The chances are not
great that this will happen this
year, but if it does I commend
them for touching the third
rail of politics and will support
them fully.
Klaus Zwilsky
Port Republic, Md.
Staff Writers
Lauren Procopio
Sarah Miller
Office Manager
Board of County Commissioners Board Vice
President Evan K. Slaughenhoupt Jr. (R)
3rd District Representative
Law Enforcement
Government, Community
Contributing Writers
Laura Joyce
Emily Charles
Susan Shaw
Megan Conway
imposes the need for
change; in this case that
Evan K.
force is the prolonged
Slaughenhoupt Jr. (R)
reduced revenue.
Separate Wants and
Needs Staff positions
may grow overtime, but sufficient mechanisms do not exist to justify each staff position in context of the overall organization.
Increase Flexibility Remove the stigma
that government employment is a guaranteed
job for life by altering positions from Merit
to Contract.
Address Utility of Other Concepts
Temporarily Mothballing, Outsourcing, and Staffing Reductions need to be considered for
The result of going through this exercise
(which should have been done years ago)
will provide the commissioners a set of options for consideration. It is long overdue for
a priority listing of the various county government Services, Functions, related costs,
and to explore options to change the way we
have always done something. Most importantly, continuous engagement with the public about their expectations is needed, now
more than in previous years. Let your voices
be heard.
To learn more about the county budget, please see: www.co.cal.md.us/index.
Thomas McKay
Eric McKay
Kasey Russell
Nell Elder
Tobie Pulliam
Associate Publisher
Design Team
I am glad that I had the opportunity to attend the BOCC
meeting on April 13. One of
the major agenda items was a
budget work session presentation by the Finance and Budget
Department. Unfortunately we
find ourselves once again with
a budget deficit for FY 2016
projected as $6,488,797. Recommendations for closing this
gap went from taking money
from the Reserves, furloughs,
reductions in force, to revenue
We basically find ourselves
in a flat budget operating income environment, with shortfalls in previous years having
been closed by reducing funds
for departments, postponing
capital expenditures indefinitely, severely limiting growth in
salaries, and borrowing Peter to
pay Paul. Thus I commend the
Commissioners for being willing to consider some increase
in taxes together with the other
potential solutions.
Let us be clear. No one including myself likes paying
more taxes. However it is time
to consider it along with other equally painful solutions.
Looking where Calvert County
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Commissioner’s Corner
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The Calvert County Times
The Calvert County Times runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes
and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to
news@countytimes.net after noon on Mondays may run in the following week’s edition.
Thomas Lloyd “Tom”
Hance, Jr., 67
Thomas Lloyd “Tom” Hance, Jr., 67,
of Prince Frederick, Md., passed away
on April 13, in the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md.
Born Nov. 8, 1947 in Prince Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late
Thomas Lloyd Hance, Sr. and Alice
June (Trott) Hance.
Tom graduated from Calvert High
School in 1966. He married Myrtle
Tettimer on Oct. 6, 1969 in LaPlata,
Md. He was the President of Thomas L.
Hance, Inc. for forty-nine years. Tom
was an honorary member of the Prince
Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad and
a member of the Calvert Elks Lodge
2620. He enjoyed field trialling all over
the country with his dogs and horses.
Tom is survived by his children,
Thomas Hance III (Lanita) of Prince
Frederick, Md. and Tracy Hance
Atherton (Jason) of Prince Frederick,
Md.; grandchildren, LaToya Robinson, Thomas Hance IV, Jacob Hance,
Andrew Hance, Troy Hance, Samuel
Atherton, and Grace Atherton; great
grandchildren, Brandon Robinson,
Shawn Robinson, Alannah Robinson,
and Thomas Hance V; sister, Peggy
Turner of St. Leonard, Md.; and special friend, Becke Blanton. In addition
to his parents, Tom was preceded in
death by his wife, Myrtle Hance, who
passed away on July 12, 2009.
Family received friends on Friday,
April 17, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in
the Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, Md. A funeral service was held on Saturday, April 18,
at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Lusby, Md. Interment will
follow in the church cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be
Thomas Hance IV, Jacob Hance, Andrew Hance, Jason Atherton, Bobby
Dalrymple, and Samuel Atherton.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will
be LaToya Robinson, Troy Hance, and
Grace Atherton.
Condolences to the family may be
made at www.rauschfuneralhomes.
Edward Stephen Wiszbicki, ”Eddie” 92
Edward Stephen Wiszbicki, ”Eddie”
92, of St. Leonard, Md., passed away
on April 16, at the Burnett-Calvert
Hospice House in Prince Frederick,
Md. He was born on Nov. 8, 1922 in
South Huntington, Long Island, N.Y.
to the late Margaret Fish and Thomas
Smith. On Nov. 22, 1943 he married
his wife of 66 years, Augusta “Gussie”
Wiszbicki in Northport, Long, Island,
N.Y. Gussie passed away on Dec. 10,
2008. Eddie is also predeceased by
his siblings, Helen Henneborn, Anna
Gross, and John Smith.
Eddie received an Honorable Discharge, Victory Medal and a Good
Conduct Medal from the Coast Guard
where he served from April 7, 1942
to March 26, 1946. He was a 62 year
member of the Masons. He retired in
1984 from his job as a tractor trailer
driver. His passion “for the road” also
was part of his and Gussie’s life in that
they both enjoyed traveling in their RV
visiting 49 states, Canada and Mexico.
He moved to Calvert County in 2005
and enjoyed playing cards with his
senior citizen friends, watching the
Washington Nationals baseball, playing the accordion and spending time
with his family and friends.
Eddie is survived by his daughter,
Wanda Stehle and her husband Frederick, granddaughter Lisa Kelley and her
husband Mike, and great grandfather
of, Nicholas, Erin, and Sara Kelley. He
is also survived by his beloved friend
Peggy Tate Williams, sister in law
Martha Henneborn and several nieces
and nephews.
The family received friends on Tuesday April 21, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405
Broomes Island Road, Port Republic,
Md. Funeral services will be held on
Thursday April 30, 11:30 a.m. at the
Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic,
Md. Interment will follow in Maryland
Veterans Cemetery; Cheltenham, Md
at 1:45 p.m. Memorial contributions
may be made to Burnett-Calvert Hospice House.
Garrett Cameron Adams, 26
Garrett Cameron Adams, 26, of
Arnold, Md., passed away April 14.
Garrett was born May 15, 1988 in
Fairfax, Va. to Kirk Edward and Lynn
Patricia (Diagostino) Adams. Garrett
was known locally in the Baltimore/
Annapolis area as well as in Georgia
and South Carolina as a talented home
builder and customer home design specialist. Garrett enjoyed the outdoors,
hunting and fishing, and spending time
with his family. Although Garrett left
us far too early, he profoundly touched
the lives of many people and will be
sorely missed.
Garrett is survived by his mother
Lynn P. Adams of Arnold, father
Kirk E. Adams of Headwaters, Va.,
son Trent Aiden Adams of Arnold, a
brother Kyle J. Adams of Los Angeles,
Calif., a half-sister Amanda N. Adams
of Chesapeake Beach, and grandparents James and Patricia Diagostino. He
was preceded in death by grandparents
Gene and Patricia Adams.
Friends may have called on Sunday,
April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rausch
Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, where a service and
celebration of Garrett’s life was held
Monday at 11 a.m. Interment will be
Melvin D. Bladen, Sr.
(Mel), 71
Melvin D. Bladen, Sr. (Mel), 71 of
Conway, S.C. formally of Calvert
County, Md., passed away on April 11,
in Conway S.C.
Mr. Bladen was born on May 29,
1943 in Washington, D.C.
Mel started his Government career
July, 1961 when he joined the U.S.
Navy shortly after high school graduation. During his early Navy years, he
married his high school sweetheart,
During 1965 and 1966, while serving on the Navy Destroyer USS Barry
DD933, he was deployed with Destroyer Squadron 24 to the Western
Pacific and combat duty in Vietnamese waters, accompanying the USS
After military separation in May,
1966, Mel entered Federal Service at
the Naval Communications Station,
WashDC (Cheltenham, Md.) in the
Commercial Refile section. To obtain
Government “status”, he tested for Security Police and was assigned to the
Naval Research Laboratory’s Chesapeake Bay Division in Randle Cliffs,
Md. (Chesapeake Beach) and later
transferred to a Communications position there.
In 1985, Mel ventured “outside” the
Government to manage the first fast
food restaurant (Hardees) in his home
county of Calvert (Md.) later to re-enter Government service with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
or ATF. There he aided in establishing
and manning their first Communications Center.
In February, 1973, Mel began work
at the Department of State in the Office of Communications, Telegraphic
Branch and advanced to the position of
Facilities Control Technician.
In 1986, Mel was invited to join the
nucleus of the Department of State’s
new Relay Facility in Beltsville, Md.
Ultimately he became the midnight
shift Supervisor. In this position he
became well known to the Communicators at the Department of State’s
Embassies and Consulates throughout
the world in guiding them in the ways
of the new relay system.
Mel retired in October, 1994, after
20 years at the Department of State,
with a total combined 33 years service.
In retirement, Mel enjoyed the laidback life style of Southern Maryland
living. He was proud to serve on the
Vestry at Christ Church. He enjoyed
riding his motorcycle, cutting grass on
his John Deere, visits with family and
friends, playing with his grandkids,
and reconnecting with old friends on
the Internet. In 2012, he and Darlene
moved to Conway, S.C. and fulfilled
their lifelong dream of building their
first new house where they enjoyed
walks on the beach, making many new
friends, and entertaining family and
friends during visits.
Mel is preceded in death by his father Temple Bladen and stepfather Don
Mel is survived by his loving wife
of 53 years, Darlene, children, Melvin Jr. & Emily Bladen, Melissa Sisk
& Charles “Chip” Poff and Michael
Bladen and Lisa Burns; his mother,
Edith Harris; sisters Connie Abner
and Patricia Reynolds; nine grandchildren: Shane Bladen, Ronnie Sisk,
Niki Bladen, Casey Sisk, Deanna
Bladen, Shania Bladen, Robbie Sisk,
Mariam Bladen and Jo-Jo Bladen; two
great-grandchildren: Hailey Bean and
Shawn Bladen.
The family will receive friends on
Friday April 17, from 2 to 4 and 6 to
8 p.m. at the Rausch Funeral Home,
4405 Broomes Island Road Port Republic, Md. Funeral services will be
held on Saturday April 18, 10 a.m. at
Christ Church, Port Republic Md. with
interment to follow in the church cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be
James Vitale, John Vitale, John Abner,
Thomas Guy, and George Owings, III.
Active pallbearers are Richard Lang,
John Morgan, Leonard Ogden, Larry
Bowen, Ronald Sisk, Tony Reynolds,
Robert Abner and Charles Poff. Memorial contributions may be made to
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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Commission for Women
Honoring Women Past, Present and Future
By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer
hat group recognizes the
achievements or women of all
ages and seeks to better the
lives of women countywide? Does that
sound like the type of organization you
want to be involved in? Look no further
than the Commission for Women.
The commission was chartered in
1976, said Commission for Women
Chairwoman Margaret Dunkle. It is
currently comprised of “12 incredibly
talented, brilliant, energetic commissioners,” she said. There are associate
memberships for individuals who want
to get involved in the commission but
don’t have the time to devote to running
a large-scale project, Dunkle said.
Each commissioner takes the lead on
one more project every year in addition
to helping with others, all focusing on
accomplishing the mission to support
women and girls in Calvert County,
Dunkle said.
The Calvert County Commission for
Women is appointed by the Board of
County Commissioners and is charged
with improving opportunities for Calvert
women and girls by promoting women’s
education and employment, being a
voice and advocate for women and girls,
identifying and studying issues, being a
clearinghouse on issues, and giving recognition to outstanding women and girls,
Dunkle said.
The Commission for Women has taken
two opportunities to recognize women
who have made a difference in their communities. The first was one of the biggest
annual events for the Commission for
Women is the Women of the World luncheon, held this year on March 14. This
event is planned with the League of Women Voters, who cosponsors the event.
During the April 21 meeting of the
Calvert Board of County Commissioners
(BOCC), the Commission for Women
honored the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Honorees - Morgan Lang, Marjorie Clagett, Jennifer Foxworthy, Nancy
Highsmith and Ella Ennis. The BOCC
presented each woman a proclamation
detailing their achievements and service
to the community.
In addition to recognizing outstanding
women in the community, the commission ensures the community remembers
landmark events for women’s rights. One
such event was “Title IX; CSM Progress,
Challenges and Plans” held on April 14.
According to www.justice.gov, Title
IX of the Education Amendments of
1972 “…is a comprehensive federal law
that prohibits discrimination on the basis
of sex in any federally funded education
program or activity. The principal objective of Title IX is to avoid the use of federal money to support sex discrimination
in education programs and to provide
individual citizens effective protection
against those practices.
Title IX applies, with a few specific
exceptions, to all aspects of federally
Photo by Sarah Miller
The Commission for Women showed appreciation for the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Honorees during the April 21 Calvert Board of County Commissioners
(BOCC) Meeting. Pictured: Commissioner Evan K. Slaughenhoupt Jr. reads proclamations recognizing Morgan Lang, Marjorie Clagett, Jennifer Foxworthy,
Nancy Highsmith and Ella Ennis.
funded education programs or activities.
In addition to traditional educational institutions such as colleges, universities,
and elementary and secondary schools,
Title IX also applies to any education or
training program operated by a recipient
of federal financial assistance.”
While Title IX was a step in the right
direction, there are still inequalities and
areas of study that young women don’t
feel welcome in.
The Commission for Women encouraged Calvert County Public Schools to
do a self-assessment in STEM, bullying
and sexual harassment and athletics and
continue to make strides in carrying out
Title IX.
There are two highlights of the year so
far, Dunkle said. The first is the Women’s
Health Expo on April 25 and the second
is the formation of the Harriet Elizabeth
Brown Commemoration taskforce during the 2015 legislative session.
Harriet Elizabeth Brown Memorial
Harriet Elizabeth Brown was an African-American teacher in Calvert County
who, in 1937, successfully sued the county for pay equal to white teachers in the
county with equivalent credentials. The
legislation was designed to create a taskforce to commemorate Brown and her
achievement, Dunkle said.
The taskforce will include representatives from the Commission for Women,
the BOCC, local senators and delegates,
the NAACP, the Calvert Historical Soci-
ety and more.
“It’s a high powered task force to look
at the legacy of Harriet Elizabeth Brown
and commemorate her for future generations,” Dunkle said, adding that it’s
important to memorialize pioneers who
fought to ensure the next generation is
treated fairly
Second Annual Women’s Health
The second Women’s Health Expo
will be held on April 25 at the College
of Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick, located at 115 J.W. Williams Road.
The expo was “the dream project” of
Commission for Women member and
women’s health expert Suzanne Haynes,
Dunkle said. This year’s expo will be
held at the College of Southern Maryland
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everything during the expo will be free, including the
screenings, speakers and activities. The
expo is done in partnership with Calvert Memorial Hospital and the Calvert
County Health Department.
This event will include education displays, healthy eating demonstrations,
exercise demonstrations, free screenings, postural exams, breast exams, skin
exams, hearing screenings, cholesterol,
HIV testing, body fat and vein screening.
The speakers will include experts on
Lyme Disease and nutrition, which were
popular areas of interest indicated during
the 2014 expo, Haynes said.
New to the expo will be the Red Cross,
who will be on site doing CPR training
and demonstrations, and three 30-minute interactive low-impact exercise
Heynes was inspired by similar events
in other locations throughout the state
and the country. There was a need for a
forum for women to find out how to live
and be well.
“It’s just a remarkable thing that we’ve
been able to do it,” she said.
The expo is designed for women of all
ages. Haynes encourages grandmothers,
mother and daughters to all attend together.
For more information, including projects the Commission for Women is involved in and how to become a member,
contact Dunkle at margaretDunkle@
Women’s Health Expo
Presentations Speakers:
Janet McDonald, Registered
How Food Can Change Your Life
9:30 –10:10 a.m.
Dr. Kalvin J. Wiley, MD
Everything you need to know
about Lyme Disease
10:15 – 10:55 a.m.
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Fandom Night at the Library
Where can you see Hannibal doing a
tango with Harry Potter? You could find
such a sight at the Fandom Night, held
on April 16 at Calvert Library Prince
Teens who came out in costume were
eligible for a number of prizes and had
an opportunity to show off their fandom
knowledge during a trivia challenge.
For more information about upcoming
library events, visit calvert.lib.md.us.
Photos by Sarah Miller
Four Democratic
At its April meeting, the Calvert County Women’s Democratic Club awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from each of the four
high schools. All parts of the county’s Democratic
Party contributed to these scholarships.
From left, Erica Sandidge, Calvert H. S., going
to U. of MD, College Park; Katie Stephens, Huntingtown H. S., going to U. of MD, College Park;
MaoQi Yam, Northern H. S., going to St. Mary’s
College; Sydney Bailey, Patuxent H. S., going to La
Salle U. (Philadelphia).
Photo Courtesy of Calvert County Democratic Women’s Club
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The Calvert County Times
Colors and Fundraisers
Beach Elementary to Hold Color Run
By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer
Are you looking for a way to get out, be
active, and add a little color to your life while
you’re at it? Try coming out for the Color
Run at Beach Elementary School.
The course is 1.5 miles, circling the Beach
Elementary campus twice. The Color Run
was kept short “so even the littlest guys
can do it,” said Parent Teacher Association
(PTA) President Sandy Hunting.
Participants in the Color Run are asked to
wear a white tee-shirt. During the run, there
will be three paint stations where runners
can pick up their color.
This is the first year for the Color Run,
which is being used as a fundraiser by the
PTA. Students were asked to get a pledge of
at least $5 to participate, and students who
reach different levels of pledges will receive
a tee-shirt and individual color packages.
The Color Run came about when the PTA
was looking for a new fundraiser, Hunting
said, and they wanted something that was
healthy and family friendly. One of the PTA
members had participated in a larger Color
Run in Washington, D.C., and the organization took the idea and adapted it. In addition
to the run itself, there will be concession
stands, including a Kona Ice vendor who has
pledged a percentage of profit for the day to
the fundraiser.
The color run is open to the community
as a whole. Pre-registration is $20 for nonstudents. Individuals pre-register to receive
a tee-shirt and an individual paint packet.
The Color Run is scheduled for May 9 at
10 a.m., with a rain date of May 10 at noon.
For more information, or to print off a registration form, visit besweb.calvertnet.k12.
4-H Gets Hands
On Experience
Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s
counties sent 21 4-H members to a
Sheep and Goat Workshop held on
April 4. The workshop was sponsored
by the Calvert County Livestock Auction Committee and the Giddy-Up
4-H Club. The workshop provided the
4-H members with knowledge and
hands-on learning about sheep and
goat heath, nutrition, and grooming.
Members participating were Haley
Spicknall, Gabby Wise, Lexy Ston-
estreet, Kaylah Shwallenberg, Becky
Jones, Carrie Jones, Sydney Wise,
Lesley Porterfeld, Wyatt Holtry, Jordan Mister, Anthony Eyer, Kaitlyn
Cosgrove, Madison Montgomery, Ella
Morrisey, Riley Edgar, Luke Moir,
Jackson Morrisey, Wesley Cosgove,
Olivia Eyler, Jillian Martin, Cody
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SMECO Honors
Outstanding Teachers
Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative
(SMECO) worked with the school systems
of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties
to select and honor 17 local educators with
Outstanding Teacher awards for their leadership in the fields of mathematics and science.
This year, 10 math teachers and seven
science teachers from schools in the three
counties received awards. The teachers were
chosen for their outstanding performance
in the areas of creativity, rapport with students, enthusiasm for teaching, professionalism, and innovative teaching methods. Each
teacher received a plaque and a cash award at
a dinner held in their honor. Over the past 24
years, SMECO has recognized almost 340
local math and science teachers.
Austin J. Slater, Jr., SMECO president
and CEO, welcomed the award winners. He
said, “Our gifted honorees display a commitment to classroom excellence and are
helping to ensure that Southern Maryland
schools prepare world-class students. These
teachers are ambassadors in their field, and
they deserve all the appreciation we can give
them for the work they do every day for our
children and our communities.” He added,
“Good teachers do more than teach. They
inspire, motivate, and challenge their students. They teach skills that are important
not only to employers and the economy, but
also important to our future. They model
behavior. They offer guidance. Good teachers make outstanding contributions to our
Presenting the keynote address was Dr.
Bradley Gottfried, president of the College
of Southern Maryland since 2006. Gottfried
said the United States needs more graduates
from science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (STEM) in order to maintain
the strength of its economy.
“In the US we teach our STEM graduates creativity. We don’t just teach them to
mechanically solve a problem, but rather,
to pull it apart and look at it from different
angles. That is what you do every day,” Gottfried told the teachers. “You help students to
think critically. Whether a student is going
into science or math as a career, you are the
ones who are promoting this creative type of
thinking in our classrooms.”
SMECO’s Outstanding
Teachers of the Year
Calvert County
Justin Debbis, Mill Creek Middle School
James Rodenhaver, Huntingtown High
Melissa Sydnor, Sunderland Elementary
Charles County
Jason Miller, St. Charles High School
Jeana Stanley, Theodore G. Davis Middle
Corrie Wutka, William A. Diggs Elementary School
St. Mary’s County
Colby Gehrig, Chesapeake Public Charter
Dawn Millerick, Leonardtown Middle
Christine Stachelczyk, Lettie Marshall Dent
Elementary School
Mary Von Fricken, Esperanza Middle
SMECO’s Outstanding Science Teachers
of the Year
Calvert County
Doris O’Donnell, Dowell Elementary School
Sara Wiles, Huntingtown High School
Charles County
Jennifer Elder, Arthur Middleton Elementary School
Holly Fallica, General Smallwood Middle
Matthew Watkoski, Maurice J. McDonough
High School
St. Mary’s County
Guy Barbato, Leonardtown High School
Michael Gallo, Margaret Brent Middle
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What is
Occupational Therapy?
By Frank Digiovannantonio
CEO, Occupational Therapist
April is Occupational Therapy Month. As an
Occupational Therapist (OT) for the past 24 years
I am often asked, “what is an OT”. The name can
be confusing. Occupational Therapy. And no, we
don’t find jobs for people.
The word, Occupation, is referring to one’s purposeful activities. The profession began in 1917
when a group of people dedicated to the curative
properties of human occupation or activity began
to use purposeful activities as a means to treat
patients with a number of physical and emotional
aliments. The profession really took off in 1975
when the Education for all Handicapped Children
Act was introduced. Thousands of OT’s where
employed by school systems across the country.
Today, OT’s work to provide care to patients
suffering from physical, emotional, and neurological disorders. They help patients recovering from
stroke and head injuries as well as those trying to
regain independence as they live with the effects
of Cerebral palsy, Multiple sclerosis, and Muscular
OTs use a multitude of modalities to assist patients with the common goal of returning those
patients back to their normal daily routines. OTs
treat patients of all ages ranging from infants to
octogenarians. The goal is to assist patients in regaining or achieving independence.
At RCSM, we have 4 OT’s who work primarily with patients suffering from hand and upper
extremity injuries. Of those 4therapists, 3 have
earned their Certification as specialists in the treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries. They
are known as certified hand therapists (CHTs). In
order to become a CHT you must successfully
complete 5 years of practice as an OT or a PT, have
4,000 hours or more in the care of patients with
hand and upper quadrant injuries, and pass a national board examination. Currently, there are approximately 5,900 CHTs worldwide.
The role of the occupational therapist has been
key to the return of a more meaningful and productive life for many suffering from injury, illness, or
disability. I am proud to work with these wonderful men and women who work to help our patients
achieve their goals of returning those members of
our community back to life following injury or
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Governor Hogan
Launches New
Initiatives To
Maximize Resources
And Results For
Maryland’s Children,
Youth, And Families
Today Governor Larry Hogan charged the Children’s
Cabinet with the responsibility of contributing to his goal
of an economically secure Maryland by focusing on two
new initiatives: 1) Reducing the impact of incarceration on
children, families, and communities; and 2) Increasing the
number of youth and young adults who are either advancing their educations or engaged in the workforce.
“In order to provide economic stability and opportunity
for all of Maryland’s children, youth, and families, I need
you to work together to help build a stronger economy in
our state,” said Governor Hogan. “I am tasking you with
developing, implementing, monitoring, and being successful in a Maryland strategy that will provide critical services to vulnerable families and children. Be results-driven
in your thinking. Provide the best return on Maryland’s
“The Children’s Cabinet will move aggressively to break
down the ‘silos of government,’” said executive director of
the Governor’s Office for Children, Arlene F. Lee. “We
will work across agencies and with other partners to ensure a more efficient and coordinated use of resources toward the common goals set for us by Governor Hogan.”
It is estimated that on any given day, approximately
90,000 children in Maryland have a parent under some
form of correctional supervision -- parole, probation, jail
or prison -- and most reside in Baltimore City. One in 10
teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and
24 is either not working or not in school, with the highest
percentages located in Worcester County, Caroline County, Baltimore City, Washington County, and Dorchester
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Governor Hogan also reaffirmed two other Children’s
Cabinet initiatives – reducing the incidence of childhood
hunger and youth homelessness, ongoing statewide activities established in the two previous administrations.
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Breaking News:
Southern Maryland 4th
Annual Hiring Event
Southern Maryland job-seekers and hiring managers - mark your calendar for June 1! The 4th annual
Nine Innings of Networking Hiring Event is back and
it will be better than ever! This is the premier campaign for area organizations to meet and hire their
new talent bench - make sure you are a part of the
The Southern Maryland Tri-County Council Workforce Investment Board, the Southern Maryland Job
Source, and the Job Match Re-Employment Project
are hosting the Nine Innings of Networking hiring
event to unite organizations and job seekers to shape
Southern Maryland’s future. Organizations can meet
and hire from a large bullpen of our local talent who
can make the organizations successful. If you are unemployed, or looking for new opportunities, you need
to attend and find your next “best fit!”
Congressman Steny Hoyer will again host the Nine
Innings of Networking Business-to-Business lunch
and introduce distinguished guest speakers who will
bring their insight on the workforce climate in our
area. Sponsors and hiring event employers are invited
to the Business-to-Business lunch to network and enjoy informative and lively discussions on the workforce trends and issues facing Southern Maryland
organizations today and in the future. Afterwards, job
seekers and talent-seekers will come together to connect and hit those home runs!
If your organization is actively looking to fill positions within the Southern Maryland corridor you want
to be part of this hiring event. For special promotions,
there are a limited number of sponsorships available.
Catch the benefits of being well-known players on the
Southern Maryland workforce team!
The Nine Innings of Networking hiring event will
be Monday, June 1 at the Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf, Md. Businessto-Business activities start at 11:30 a.m. Job seeker
connections begin at 2:00 pm and run through 5 pm.
For further information contact the Job Match ReEmployment Project at info@JobMatchProject.com,
or call 240-419-3367.
State Fire Marshal
Recommends Marylanders
“Spring” Into Fire Safety
Spring-cleaning is an annual ritual for many
people. Just as the first Robins of spring usher in
a new beginning for nature, our spring-cleaning
habits signify a fresh start for us after the long
winter months. State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci suggests that Spring-cleaning can take on another meaning. “It’s the ideal time to check our
homes, porches, garages, sheds and yards for
dangerous materials and unsafe conditions and to
spend some quality time to protect our families
and properties.”
Start by taking a few minutes to plan your safety clean up day. You will want to check each room
in your home, including the attic and basement.
Also, don’t forget the garage, yard and storage
Plan to do several different things:
1. Remove All Hazards. Check and correct
things such as:
Frayed or damaged appliance cords, wiring,
fuses or breakers.
Piles of rubbish, trash and yard debris.
Remove stacks of paper and magazines and
place them in recycling containers.
Check for water leaks, especially near electrical appliances.
Check for adequate clearance between heating
appliances and combustibles.
2. Properly Store Flammable Liquids and
Home Chemicals:
Make sure that gasoline and cleaning fluids are
well marked and are out of the reach of children
and pets. Store in a cool, dry place outside the
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Clean up work areas. Put dangerous tools, adhesives, matches or other work items away and
out of any child’s reach.
Make sure that all chemicals are kept under
lock and key and out of reach of children and pets.
3. Check Fire Protection and Safety Equipment:
Test your smoke alarms and CO detectors. Do
it now while you’re thinking about it
Make sure all doors and windows open easily
and are accessible for fast escapes.
Make sure your street numbers are posted
properly and are clearly visible.
Check and make sure you have a working flashlight and battery-powered radio for the approaching storm season.
4. Plan Your Escape:
Sit down with your family and make sure that
everyone knows what to do in the event of a fire
by designing a home escape plan.
Make sure you have two ways out of every
room and that you have a meeting place outside
the home for the whole family.
Practice the plan at least twice a year. Even the
best plan is no good if you don’t practice it!
5. Remove Outdoor Debris:
Clear away dead leaves and brush from the outside of walls of your home and other structures.
Eliminate clutter under decks, porches and
You can do a lot to protect yourself, your family and your property. In fact, you are the key to
your safety. A little time spent on simple common
sense prevention will do a lot to make your home
a safer place to live!
Law Day 2015
On May 1, the Elder Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association commemorates Law Day 2015, a state-wide effort where
volunteer attorneys assist seniors with free preparation of Advance
Medical Directives. Local attorneys will be available at: North
Beach Senior Center, 9 – 10:30 a.m.; Calvert Pines Senior Center,
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.; Southern Pines Senior Center, 2 – 3:30
p.m. Call your local senior center for a 15 minute appointment.
Caregivers Conference
The 23rd Annual Southern Maryland Caregivers Conference
will be held Friday, May 15, 2015 at the
College of Southern
Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus – Building B, Prince Frederick, 8 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
All caregivers are invited to attend this informative conference.
Pre-registration is required. Registration forms are available at
any of the three senior centers. Fee: $30, includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch. For more information, contact Calvert
Pines Senior Center, 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170.
Intergenerational Summer Camp
Enjoy a week of activities with your elementary-age
grandchild(ren), July 13 – 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Calvert Pines
Senior Center. You can select two classes each day. A brochure
with class selections is available at all three senior centers. Fee:
$35 per grandparent/grandchild pair, $15 each additional person.
Fee includes all
supplies and one DVD. Registration forms must be received by
May 29. For more information, call Calvert Pines, 410-535-4606
or 301-855-1170.
Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC)
Join in the fun and name tunes from the 50’s & 60’s Hit Songs
Game, Wednesday, April 29, 11 a.m. The winner will receive a
Meet the nominees and current members of the council at the
Senior Council Meet and Greet, Friday, May 1, 12:30 p.m.
North Beach Senior Center (NBSC)
Make a fresh spring flower arrangement at the Chesapeake Garden Club Spring Arrangement class, Thursday, May 7, 10:30 a.m.
Pre-registration required. Free.
Come to the Mother’s Day Event, Purse-a-nali-tee, Friday, May
8, 11 a.m. and win a purse for Mother’s Day! Bingo and lunch will
follow. Pre-registration required.
Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC)
Learn about the genocide in which millions of Jews were killed
by the Nazi regime during (H)Our History – The Holocaust, Tuesday, April 28, 1 p.m.
Come to the Nutrition Education, Curtailing Sugar in Our Diets,
Friday, May 1, 11 a.m.
Eating Together Menu
Lunches are served to seniors, aged 60-plus, and their
spouses through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act.
Suggested donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call:
Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170,
North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748.
Monday, April 27
Hot Dog, Fresh Tomato Soup, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Applesauce
Tuesday, April 28
Roast Beef with Gravy, Pickled Beets, Mashed Potatoes, Kale,
Whole Wheat Bread, Pineapple Chunks
Wednesday, April 29
Turkey a la King, Broccoli Salad, Noodles, Peas, Whole Wheat
Bread, Diced Peaches
Thursday, April 30
Rotisserie Chicken, Split Pea Soup, O’Brien Potatoes, Coleslaw,
Dinner Roll, Apple
Friday, May 1
Pork Chop with Gravy, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, Whole
Wheat Bread, Tropical Fruit, Orange Juice
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Thursday, April 23, 2015
“Takes Round
International Drag Bike One of the MD/VA
League Heads to MDIR
By Doug Watson
Contributing Writer
Press Release from MDIR
Late Model feature finish
1. Jason Covert 2. Stevie Long 3. JT Spence 4. Dan Stone 5. Ross
Robinson 6. Dale Hollidge 7. Jamie Lathroum 8. Glenn Elliott 9.
Deane Guy 10. Walter Crouch 11. Nick Davis 12. Amanda Whaley 13. Larry Ramsey 14. Kenny Moreland 15. Jacob Burdette 16.
Kyle Lear 17. James Carte
5.60 Index will start qualifying at 9am. 4.60 Index, Pro Street, Real Street, and Grudge will run
at 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm. Pro E.T. and Street E.T.
eliminations will start on Saturday at 2pm. After Saturday’s E.T. eliminations the After Dark
Underground will begin with 2 hours of grudge
On Sunday the gates will open at 8am, and the
church service will start at 8:30am. Top Sportsman, Pro E.T., Street E.T., Crazy 8’s, and 5.60 Index will get one time run at 9am so be sure to arrive early. Eliminations for pro classes will start
at 11:30am, and 12noon for sportsman classes.
Pro Street entry fee is $200, Real Street entry fee is $150, 4.60 Index entry fee is $150, 5.60
Index entry fee is $75, Crazy 8’s racer entry fee
is $50, Pro E.T. racer entry fee is 1-day $70 or
2-day $120, Street E.T. entry fee is 1-day $50 or
2-day $80, Grudge entry fee is $50 per day.
A weekend pass for spectators and crew is $40
or a 1-day pass is $20. All kids 6-11 are only $5
per day.
For full details on the IDBL visit RaceIDBL.
The Mickey Thompson Tires IDBL Series
kicks-off the season at Maryland International
Raceway with the 18th annual Pingel Spring Nationals on April 24-26, 2015.
The event will feature Orient Express Pro
Street, DME Racing Real Street, Vance & Hines
4.60 index, FBR Shop 5.60 Index, Carpenter Racing Crazy 8’s, Trac King Clutches Top
Sportsman, Shinko Tires Pro E.T., Brock’s Performance Street E.T., and Eastside Performance
This event will also feature a 2-Hour Afterdark Underground grudge program on Saturday
The event will also host a huge vendor midway full of motorcycle parts, apparel, and accessories! So head to Maryland International
Raceway for an exciting weekend of motorcycle
On Friday the gates will open at 9am, and
there will be an Early Bird Test Session from
10am-5pm for $100 per bike. Friday evening
there will be Test & Tune from 6:30pm - 11pm
for $25 per bike.
On Saturday the gates will open at 8am. Top
Sportsman, Pro ET, Street ET, Crazy 8’s, and
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York Haven Pa.’s Jason Covert, the defending Potomac Speedway Late
Model champion, drove to victory in last Friday nights 35-lap main event.
The win for Covert, worth $3,000, came in round one of the highly touted
MD/VA chase for the championship in the first appearance for the class at
Potomac this season.
Ross Robinson and Stevie Long brought the field to the initial green
flag of the event with Long gaining control as the mob raced off turntwo. Fourth-starting Jason Covert settled into second and set his sights on
Long. Covert, wheeling his Cameron/Mann owned Rocket no.72, would
then snare the race lead from Long on lap-six and would lead the distance
to score the popular win. As Covert and Long battled for the lead 14thstarting JT Spence was coming in a hurry and he would get to third and
would eventually finish in that spot. “Four years ago you would never have
heard me say this, but I love this place.” Covert jokingly stated during
his post-race interview. “I’m going to be politically correct, but Potomac
has the best surface in the region and as hard as we were able to race here
tonight proves that.” A well prepared race car was propelled Covert to the
checkered flag. “This is a brand new race car.” said Covert. “All the guys
on this team have been working hard on this car and we’re starting to get
it figured out, but I think we can make it better and it sure is nice to get a
win for the team this early in the season.” Eighth-starting Dan Stone would
take fourth with Ross Robinson posting a solid finish in fifth. Heats for the
17-cars entered went to Covert and Jamie Lathroum.
Mike Latham took the win in the 16-lap Street Stock feature. Latham,who
started on the pole, took the lead at the drop of the green and despite a
smoking race car, would lead every lap to post his 38th career Potomac
feature win. Chuck Bowie, Mike Franklin, Scotty Nelson and Dale Reamy
rounded out the top-five.
Billy Crouse came out on top in another wild finish in the 15-lap Hobby
Stock main. Crouse grabbed the race lead from Buddy Dunagan on lapeight and would then have to fend-off a furious late race challenge from
Jerry Deason to score the win. Twelfth-starting Ed Pope came home third
with Ryan Clement and Dunagan completing the top-five.
Second year driver Jeremy Pilkerton scored his first-career feature win in
the 15-lap U-Car event. Pilkerton,who lined-up second for the start, blasted
into the race lead on lap-one and would repel the repeated advances from
eventual runner-up Mikey Latham to score the break-through win. Corey
Swaim, David Rhodes and Erica Bailey would round out the top-five.
Ed Pope Sr. took the win in the nightcap 15-lap Strictly Stock feature.
Pope came from his second starting spot to eventually lead every lap of
the main to collect his division-leading 14th career Potomac feature win.
John Hardesty, Johnny Hardesty, Drew Payne and JJ Silvious would fillthe
U-Car feature finish
1. Jeremy Pilkerton 2. Mikey Latham 3. Corey Swaim 4. David
Rhodes 5. Erica Bailey 6. Sam Raley 7. DJ Powell 8. Jamie Marks 9.
DJ Stotler 10. John Molesberry 11. Savannah Windsor 12. Kasey
Campbell 13. Cody Wathen 14. Greg Carrico
Strictly Stock feature finish
1. Ed Pope Sr. 2. John Hardesty 3.Johnny Hardesty 4. Drew
Payne 5. JJ Silvious 6. Nabil Guffey 7. Greg Mattingly 8. Jimmy
Suite 9. Ray Bucci
Hobby Stock feature finish
1. Billy Crouse 2. Jerry Deason 3. Ed Pope 4. Ryan Clement 5.
Buddy Dunagan 6. Greg Morgan 7. Korey Downs 8. John Burch 9.
Dave Adams 10. Matt Stewart 11. Robbie Kramer Jr. 12. Ray Reed 13.
Jordan Pilkerton 14. Yogi Pope 15.Gage Perkins 16. Tommy Wagner
Jr. 17. Jonathon Raley
Family Portraits
Freelance Photographers
Street Stock feature finish
1. Mike Latham 2. Chuck Bowie 3. Mike Franklin 4. Scotty Nelson 5. Dale Reamy 6. Billy Hill 7. Lloyd Deans 8. Mike Hanbury 9.
Ray Hackett
Mike Batson Photography
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Lighthouse Lovers
Welcome For
Adventure Cruises
invited to the popular Lighthouse Adventure
June 20, July 11, July 25, and Aug. 8
aboard a private charter vessel. The cost
is $130 for the daylong trip; museum
members pay $120. Lunch is on your
own. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 410-326-2042 ext.
41 to reserve your spot.
On Saturdays, June 20 and July 25,
lighthouse cruisers enjoy the Northern
route. Departing from the Drum Point
Lighthouse, the cruise includes Cove
Point, Thomas Point, Sandy Point,
Bloody Point, and Sharps Island lighthouses. Lunch is at Kentmoor Restaurant on Kent Island.
On July 11 and Aug. 8, participants
enjoy the Southern route - visit Point No
Point, Point Lookout, and Smith Point
Lighthouses - before stopping for lunch
on Smith Island. After taking in the local sites, the cruise will continue on to
circle Solomons Lump and Hooper Island Lighthouses.
On the journey, cruisers will learn
the history of the lighthouses they visit
from the museum’s lighthouse expert,
along with fascinating stories that make
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In Entertainment
Thursday, April 23
Trivia and Karaoke
Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern
Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk) – 7 p.m.
Friday, April 24
Ladies Night and Karaoke
Father Andrew White School (22850
Washington Street, Leonardtown)
– 7 p.m.
Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern
Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk) – 8:30 p.m.
The Woven Lullabies
Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Ave,
North Beach) – 7:30 p.m.
Applebee’s (45480 Miramar Way,
California) – 9 p.m.
Higher Standards
Ruddy Duck (16810 Piney Point Road,
Piney Point) – 11 a.m.
Monday, April 27
• Stay abreast of local happenings
• Check our highly popular classifieds
• Speak your mind in the forums
Stop by and see what
• Enter our contests and
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win terrific prizes
has to offer!
Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371
Southern Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk)
– 7 p.m.
Pirates of the Chesapeake
Sunday, April 26
Over 250,000
Southern Marylanders can’t be wrong!
Jen Van Meter
Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern
Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m.
St. Leonard’s Tavern (4975 St. Leonard
Road, St. Leonard) – 9 p.m.
New to the area? Lifelong resident?
Thursday, April 30
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell)
– 7:30 p.m.
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Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell)
– 7 p.m.
Jacked Up Band
Saturday, April 25
each light unique, from fires to ice floes
to ravaging storms. Bring your sunscreen, camera, hat, and rain jacket, and
prepare yourself for a day of fun!
Participants will meet at the Calvert
Marine Museum under the Drum Point
Lighthouse at 7:45 a.m.; expected return
time to the museum is 4:30 p.m. For information or to register, call 410-3262042 ext. 41. Register by June 15 for
the June 20 cruise, July 6 for the July
11 cruise, July 20 for July 25 cruise, and
Aug. 3 for the Aug. 8 cruise. Space is
limited and sold on a first come, first
served basis.
Open Mic Night
Team Trivia
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) –
7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28
DJ Spitfire
Memories Bar (2360 Old Washington
Road, Waldorf) – 9 p.m.
Friday, May 1
Band Forte
Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371
Southern Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk)
– 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 2
Redwine Jazz Trio
Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Ave,
North Beach) – 7:30 p.m.
DJ and Karaoke
Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk) – 8:30 p.m.
Applebee’s (45480 Miramar Way,
California) – 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 3
John Shaw
Ruddy Duck (16810 Piney Point Road,
Piney Point) – 11 a.m.
Drinkable Arts
Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371
Southern Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk)
– 6 p.m.
Monday, May 4
Team Trivia
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell)
– 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 29
Dylan Galvin
Port Tobacco Marina (7610 Shirley Blvd,
Port Tobacco) – 6:30 p.m.
The Calvert County Times is always looking for more local talent to feature!
To submit art or band information for our entertainment section, e-mail
info@somdpublishing.net. Please submit calendar listings by 12 p.m.
on the Tuesday prior to our Thursday publication.
April Month Long
Meditation Classes
Pilates Plus Wellness Center, 14400 Old
Mill Rd., Upper Marlboro - April 13, 20, 27
Three Week Meditation Classes will be
held on Monday, April 13, 20 and 27 from
7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Curious about mediation? This session offers an invitation
to explore stillness with breath, mind
and body awareness. Enjoy the beauty
of meditation with a mindful approach.
Guided sessions will include techniques
to explore your thinking mind as a tool to
deepen or build your awareness. All levels
are welcome and encouraged to attend
and begin. Three week class costs $45.
To register contact the studio at 301-9521111.
Sherlock Holmes Teen Production
North Beach Boys and Girls Club, 11570
Hg Trueman Rd., Lusby - 7 to 9 p.m.; April
26 to 27
Our Teen Production is our next adventure. We have teen show auditions coming up on April 26 and 27 from 7 p.m. to
9 p.m. both nights. The play is Sherlock
Holmes And The Most Amazing Case. It
is written by Matthew Konerth and auditions are open to ages 13 to 18 (19) years
old. We are super excited about this next
production. The auditions will be held at
the North Beach Boys and Girls Club.
Please visit our website for more information at twinbeachplayers.com/currentauditions.
US Club Soccer “Maryland Cup”
April 24 to 26
Team registrations are being accepted
for the 4th Annual US Club Soccer 2015
Maryland Cup scheduled for the weekend
of April 24 to 26 in Westminster (Carroll
County) Md. The event features separate
male and female competitions in the
single age levels of U12 through U17. A,
B & C competition levels are available,
registration permitting.
The champion team in the A & B levels
in the U13 through U17 age levels will
receive a paid registration to a qualifier to
the US Club Soccer National Championship scheduled in July.
All competition is 11V11 and is roundrobin bracket based with all teams
receiving a minimum of three games plus
play-offs where applicable. The application deadline is April 10. Maryland Cup
applications are available at cmsasoccer.
com. For additional information, contact
the Cup Director at scorenew@aol.com.
Thursday, April 23
Little Minnows
Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons
Island Rd. S, Solomons - 10 to 11 a.m.
Can you walk sideways like a crab or hop
like a frog? Explore animal movements
while watching the river otter swim. For
children ages 3 to 5. Members are free;
$5 for non-members.
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“God Save King George”
Jefferson Patterson Park Museum, 10515
Mackall Rd., St Leonard
Recent Archaeological Finds at Jefferson Patterson Park Museum Ed
Chaney, Archaeologist In 2011, JPPM
archaeologists used ground-penetrating
radar to explore the site where the
Smith family lived in the early 1700s.
Excavations over the last four years
have uncovered many of the radar’s
“hits.” Join archaeologist Ed Chaney
as he reveals the numerous building
remains and interesting artifacts discovered at the Smith’s St. Leonard site.
Maryland Cash Campaign
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 p.m.
Ah, that magical number, the credit
score! Do you wish you knew all the
secrets to having a good one? As part
of Money Smart Week, Calvert Library
Prince Frederick is hosting Maryland
Cash Campaign on Thursday, April 23 at
7 p.m. to present a workshop, Maximizing
Your Credit Score, Minimizing Your Debt.
Credit reporting and credit scores will be
unmasked. Attendees will learn how to
build credit and how to choose the best
credit cards, car loans, student loans and
mortgages. This session will be perfect
for teens heading off to college, those
looking to enter the housing market and
anyone looking to increase their “money
smarts!” Registration requested at calvertlibrary.info or call Robyn Truslow at
410-535-091 or 301-855-1862.
Friday, April 24
Poetry Night at CalvART Gallery
CalvART Gallery, 110 Solomon’s Island
Rd., Prince Frederick – 5:30 p.m.
The Arts Council of Calvert County is
sponsoring a unique and special poetry
reading on Friday, April 24, beginning at
5:30 P.M. at the CalvART Gallery located
in the Prince Frederick Shopping Center,
next to the Greene Turtle Restaurant. The
reading will focus on poems about the
joys, struggles and blessings of parenting and will feature two outstanding local
poets, Jeffrey L. Coleman of Lusby who
teaches at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, And Michael S. Glaser, the Poet
Laureate of Maryland from 2004-2009.
Light snacks and beverages will be provided! This event is open to the public!
The poets will each read for about 20
minutes and then, during an “open mic”
period, invite members of the audience
who wish to share something of their own
writing about parenting.
The evening promises to be one embraced by not only the muse, but also
the warm and shared community of
parenting. CalvARTS invites you to be a
part of it!
Chef’s Choice: Shrimp Fettucine
American Legion Stallings Williams Post
206, 3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd., Chesapeake Beach – 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Served with salad, beverage, and bread
for $10, this can’t be beat. Hosted by
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Community Events
the Auxiliary of the American Legion
Stallings-Williams Post 206 to benefit the
Auxiliary Emergency Fund, dinner will be
served from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the
lower Level Dining Room of the Post on
Rt. 260 in Chesapeake Beach. Questions
may be referred to 301-855-6644. Public
Open Mic
Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach
Fowler Rd., Chaptico – 7 p.m.
The Southern Maryland Traditional Music
and Dance HomeSpun CoffeeHouse
will sponsor an Open Mic at the Christ
Church Parish Hall on Friday, April 24.
This is a great event with many varieties
of music and lots of friendship, so if you
haven’t been to an SMTMD event before,
this is a great time to start! The doors
open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at
7:30. The admission fee for this event
is only $7, and performers are admitted
free. Light refreshments will be provided
(donations are suggested). For additional
information, or to sign up to perform,
please contact John Garner at garner@
wildblue.net or call John at 301-9044987. Visit smtmd.org for directions and
more information.
Saturday, April 25
Teen and Tween Peeps–O–Rama Night
Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 Hg
Trueman Rd., Solomons – 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Express your “Peepsonality” and
get creative with our supply of iconic
marshmallow treats. The goal is to create
scenes from your favorite books with
marshmallow chicks playing the starring roles. Team up with someone at the
event, design independently or bring
some friends with you. Can you imagine
a scene from The Hunger Games–starring
these popular marshmallows? Or candy
figures trying to exit the maze in The
Maze Runner? We provide the supplies –
you supply the imagination!
Join us Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at
Calvert Library Southern Branch. Registration is required for this Teen and Tween
event, ages 10-17.
Visit us for more information at calvert.lib.
md.us or call 410-326-5289 to register.
Calvert Garden Club Plant Sale
Historical Linden, 70 Church St., Prince
Frederick - 9 a.m. to noon
The Calvert Garden Club will hold it’s
annual Plant Sale on Saturday April
25, from 9 a.m. until noon at Historic
Linden , home of the Calvert Historical
Society. Sale items will include many
native trees, shrubs and perennials as
well as bulbs, herbs, bedding plants,
ground covers, hanging baskets, fresh
flowers, locally made pottery and “white
elephants.” Home-made baked goods,
hot dogs and sodas will also be for
sale. No credit cards please. Only cash
or check will be accepted. For additional information, go to Calvert Garden
Club’s web site at calvertgardenclub.
com or 301-233-2554. The Calvert
Garden Club is a non-profit organization
and the proceeds from this event will go
to community projects.
Christmas in April
On Sat. April 25, Friendship United Methodist Church will field teams of workers
to perform repairs on 3 houses in the
Chesapeake Beach area. Volunteers age
14 and up are invited to sign up by calling
the church at 410-257-7133.
Sunday, April 26
Eagles, Earth Day and Sotterley
Sotterly Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Ln.,
Hollywood – 8 to 11 a.m.
In conjunction with the Southern Maryland Audubon Society, Sotterley Plantation invites you to attend a bird-filled
exploration of this scenic National Historic
Landmark on the Patuxent River. Beginners are welcome! Top off your Earth
Day week with a day of discovery on this
scenic and historic property. Nesting Bald
Eagles, meadowlarks, woodpeckers and
waterfowl can be found on Sotterley’s
extensive trail system and habitats. There
is no charge for this event, although
donations are always appreciated! Please
RSVP to David Moulton at moulton.davidh@gmail.com or at 240-278-4473.
Monday, April 27
Support Groups and Counseling
Crisis Intervention Center, 975 Solomons
Island Rd. N, Prince Frederick- 9 a.m.
Crisis Intervention Center is pleased
to announce the formation of support
groups for survivors of intimate partner
violence and abuse. Groups are free of
charge. The Crisis Intervention Center
services women, men and children who
have been affected by intimate partner
violence and abuse. Crisis Counselors
and therapists are on site to help those
who struggle with domestic abuse as well
as sexual abuse and assault. Please call
today; we are here to help. 410-535-1121.
Tuesday, April 28
Casual Tuesday Fried Shrimp Dinner
American Legion Stallings Williams Post
206, 3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd., Chesapeake Beach – 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30
to 7 p.m. hosted by the American Legion
Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206, on
Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the
lower-level dining room. The menu will be
shrimp. The cost is $10, including beverage. Call for more information 301-8556466. Public warmly invited.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Library Events
April 2015 Event Schedule
• Art in the Stacks 150 Years of Alice:
Alice is Everywhere
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way
Whether you’ve read the book or not, we
all know the story. Images of Wonderland
are ubiquitous in our cultural lexicon. Few
stories have taken on such a big life past
their original telling. Visit for an extensive
display of Alice-inspired art and memorabilia. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862
Friday, April 24
• On Pins & Needles
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way – 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting,
crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862
• Southern Matinee
Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920
H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 1 to 4
Featuring a film adaptation of the 1853
slave narrative memoir Twelve Years a
Slave by Solomon Northup. 410-3265289
Saturday, April 25
• Everything But the Kitchen Sink Swap
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way - 10 -2:00 p.m.
Too much stuff in your kitchen, garage
or shed? Wishing for something different? Bring your clean, unbroken tools,
gadgets, etc...to trade! Please register.,
410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. http://
• Playtime
Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch,
3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach –
10:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Playtime is learning and discovery time
for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and
caregivers, and have fun! Bring a nonbattery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old.
• Playtime
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way – 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Playtime is learning and discovery time
for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other caregivers,
and have fun! Bring a non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. For
ages birth through 5 years old. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862
Sunday, April 26
• Landscape Painters in the Mid Atlantic, Yesterday and Today
North Beach Town Hall – 2 to 3 p.m.
Gary Pendleton presents a history of
outdoor painting in Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
The contents are based on material from
his book 100 Plein Air Painters of the
Mid Atlantic. The book and the presen-
tation celebrate the outstanding artists
of today’s Plein Air Movement with an
emphasis on their artistic forbearers.
The event will be located at the. Contact
Calvert Library Prince Frederick. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862
Monday, April 27
• Basic Bicycle Mechanic Class
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Presented by the Calvert Cyclists & Trails
Coalition and the Patuxent Adventure
Center. We’ll be covering flat repair with
demos and basic bicycle care! This is a
free class and no reservation is necessary. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862
• Books & Toys
Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920
H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to
11 a.m.
Back When We Were Grownups by Anne
Tyler. Moms, dads, caregivers and your
tots! Book club for adults, playtime for
kids! 410-326-5289
• Monday Morning Movies & More
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way – 10 to 11 a.m.
Bring the little ones for a movie and a
story! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862
• On Pins & Needles
Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch,
3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach –
1 to 4 p.m.
Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an
afternoon of conversation and shared
creativity. 410-257-2411
• Evening Family Storytime
Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920
H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 6:30 to
7:15 p.m.
Family storytime for preschoolers.
Program includes books, songs and
flannelboard stories. Please register. 410326-5289
Tuesday, April 28
• Flying Needles
Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920
H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 6 to 9
Knitting, crocheting and portable crafting
group open to anyone wanting to join in
and share talents, crafting time or learn a
new skill. 410-326-5289
• Jan Ritter Talks about Presidential
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Breaking Tecumseh’s Curse is Jan Ritter’s
memoir about her husband’s career as a
US Secret Service agent. Ritter will share
a history of Tecumseh’s Curse (“each
Great White Chief chosen every 20 years
will die in office”) and her perspective
on Secret Service background that may
illuminate topical issues. Come with
your intellectual curiosity and questions.
30-minute presentation followed by Q&A
and book signing. 410-535-0291 or 301855-1862
Wednesday, April 29
• PlayTime
Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920
H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10:20 to
10:50 a.m.
Playtime is learning and discovery time for
you and your child. Engage in interactive
play,connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a non-battery
operated toy to share. No registration. For
ages birth through 5 years old. 410-3265289
• Get the Most Out of Your Patuxent
Paddling Adventure
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Thanks to a partnership among the Patuxent River Commission, State, County and
non-profits, scores of public launch points,
camp sites and eco-tourism destinations
permit the public to paddle through history, cultural treasures and natural resource
wonders along the river. The Patuxent
Riverkeeper will offer a briefing on how to
navigate the trail, find points of interest,
plan paddling itineraries and stay safe on
the Patuxent Water Trail. 410-535-0291 or
• An Evening of Russian Poetry
Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819
Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 7 to
8:30 p.m.
Enjoy Russian poet’s words in both English and Russian! 410-257-2411
Thursday, April 30
• Shake It Out Music and Movement
Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H.
G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to 10:30
Shake It Out Music and Movement will
create a rich environment that promotes
social, emotional and physical skills. Come
join us for some shake’n fun. 410-3265289
• Minecraft @Calvert Library
Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and
Chaneyville Road, Owings – 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening of Minecraft freeplay. Grades 5-12. Please register. 410257-2101
May 2015 Event Schedule
• May: Art in the Stacks- Yang S. Hand
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way
Medium: 3D Art, including porcelain china
painting, ceramic, and pottery. Ms. Hand
learned her art in Korea and is certified
for instruction in 3D Art and the art of
Porcelain Linen Dolls. She has won numerous awards through military art contests
throughout the world for porcelain china
painting, ceramics, and pottery. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862
Friday, May 1
• On Pins & Needles
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting,
crocheting, or other project for an after-
noon of conversation and shared creativity.
410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862
• JobSource Mobile Career Center
Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819
Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 1 to 4
Stop by to get job counseling, resume
help, search for jobs and get connected
with Southern Maryland JobSource. This
38’ mobile center features 11 computer
workstations, smart board instructional
technology, satellite internet access,
exterior audio visual and broadcasting
capabilities; state of the art workforce
applications and connectivity for wireless
mobile device access. 410-257-2411
Saturday, May 2
• Garden Smarter: Plant Sale
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 8 a.m. to noon
Come learn from our demonstration sessions and purchase from our large selection of flowering and vegetable plants.
410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862
• Playtime
Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819
Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 10:45
to 11:15 a.m.
Playtime is learning and discovery time for
you and your child. Engage in interactive
play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a non-battery
operated toy to share. No registration. For
ages birth through 5 years old. 410-2572411
• Playtime
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Playtime is learning and discovery time for
you and your child. Engage in interactive
play, connect with other caregivers, and
have fun! Bring a non-battery operated toy
to share. No registration. For ages birth
through 5 years old. 410-535-0291 or 301855-1862
• Brain Games: Mahjongg, Scrabble &
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – noon to 3 p.m.
Want to learn Mahjongg? Hope to make
your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a
great way to keep your brain sharp while
having fun! Join us! Please register. 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862
Monday, May 4
• Monday Morning Movies & More
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 11 a.m.
Bring the little ones for a movie and a
story! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862
• On Pins & Needles
Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819
Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 1 to 4
Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting,
crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity.
For more information, visit calvert.lib.md.us
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6. Hassles
12. Pillsbury best seller
16. Midway between S and E
17. A President’s 1st address
18. The 24th state
19. Atomic #18
20. Most abundant mineral in the
21. Golf score
22. 14th Greek letter
23. 12th Greek letter
24. 4-stringed Chinese instrument
26. Order of the British Empire
28. Watering places
30. Atomic #58
31. ‘__ death do us part
32. Radioactivity unit
34. Consumed food
35. Six (Spanish)
37. Hosts film festival
39. S.W. plateau
40. Made of fermented honey and
41. Et-__
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44. Flower petals
45. Assist
47. An open metal dish
48. And, Latin
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52. Gaelic name (morning)
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56. Overdose
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61. Ancient Egyptian sun god
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63. Clothed
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67. 70 year olds
70. Wall bracket for candles
71. Metrical romance (archaic)
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5. Amount of time
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7. Prefix denoting “in a”
8. 2nd largest Tunisian city
9. Schenectady Hospital
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11. Totaled
12. As fast as can be done (abbr.)
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14. Old Irish alphabet
15. Brings out of sleep
25. Old Spanish monetary units
26. Roman God of the underworld
27. Pouch
29. For all ills or diseases
31. Jewelled headdress
33. Hostage for Pythias
36. Midway between E and SE
38. Financial gain over time
39. Tunes
41. In a way, ricochets
42. Direct a weapon
43. Stood for election
46. Harm to property
47. Plate for Eucharist
49. Monarch’s ceremonial seat
51. Southeast Asia Treaty
53. A nostril
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55. Without (French)
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60. Nothing more than
64. Political action committee
65. Fail to keep pace
68. Personal computer
69. Indicates position
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From my Backyard to our Bay
A St. Mary’s County Resident’s Guide to Improving Our Environment and Drinking Water
From My Backyard
to Our Bay was first
developed by the Baltimore
County Soil Conservation
District. From there, the
booklet was given to each
of the Soil Conservation
Districts in the Chesapeake
Bay watershed area for
customization. If the 17.5
million residents who live in
the watershed area of the
Chesapeake Bay read this
booklet, and took to heart
its suggestions and best
practices, the Chesapeake
Bay would see a dramatic
increase in health. Obtain
a FREE copy of the
booklet by going to the St.
Mary’s River Watershed
Association, smrwa.org and
downloading it. The booklet
is available at Wentworth
Nursery in Charlotte Hall;
Chicken Scratch in Park
Hall; The Greenery in
Hollywood; Good Earth
Natural Food; and the St.
Mary’s Soil Conservation
District in Leonardtown.
Join your local watershed
association and make a
difference for Our Bay!
Forest Stewardship
Forest land is important to the overall
health of the Chesapeake Bay. Forests
provide several layers, from the canopy
to the forest floor, that act as filters,
improve water quality, reduce sedimentation, remove nutrients, and regulate
stream flow during storms.
Maryland’s 2.5 million acres of forest,
most of it privately owned, cover approximately 42% of its land area. St.
Mary’s County’s land area is about 50%
forested, and has more than 400 miles
of shoreline. Wooded buffers along
these shorelines are critical to improving Bay health. Acre for acre, forested
lands produced the least amount of runoff and pollution. The County occupies
a forest transitional zone, where the
dominant tree species vary from oak/
hickory to tulip poplar to sweet gum/red
maple and loblolly pine.
Forests can be harvested on a sustainable basis for materials, including
structural lumber, crates, shelving
and furniture, flooring, mulch, and
pulp for paper. Forests can, in most
cases, provide these products while
Plant a Tree
County residents with questions about
woodland stewardship and management, as well as timber harvesting,
should contact a certified forester. The
State of Maryland maintains a database
of private Licensed Professional Foresters (LPFs), who work cooperatively with
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also maintaining and even enhancing
wildlife habitat, recreational activities,
and soil conservation. Timber harvests
are closely monitored by a partnership
of agencies, including St. Mary’s Soil
Conservation District and St. Mary’s
County Department of Land Use and
Growth Management.
Go to trees.maryland.gov for information on planting trees. There is a Recommended Tree List for the program
Marylanders Plant Trees. There is a
$25.00 coupon on the website for purchasing a tree. However, the tree must
be on the eligible list of trees. There are
14 small trees, or 29 large trees on the
list that is updated periodically.
the Department of Natural Resources
(DNR) Forest Service to assist landowners with implementation of timber
harvests. Lists of LPFs can be found at
the DNR Web site below.
Where to get help with…
• Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources,
This is the twenty-eighth in a series of articles that Mary Ann Scott (scottmaryann9@gmail.com) has adapted from From My Backyard to Our Bay in the hopes of increasing
awareness of the powerful booklet that could do so much to help the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Look for the next article in next week’s County Times!
Bay-Wise landscapes
minimize negative impacts
on our waterways by using
smarter lawn management
techniques and gardening
practices. The University
of Maryland Extension
Master Gardener Bay-Wise
program in St. Mary’s
County offers hands-on
help with managing your
landscape by providing
information, a site visit, and
landscape certifications.
Our yardstick checklist is
easy to understand and
follow, and our team of
trained Master Gardeners
can help guide you
through it while offering
suggestions to improve
both the appearance
and sustainability of your
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Wentworth Nursery
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Charlotte Hall
30315 Three Notch Rd.
Charlotte Hall 20622
Prince Frederick
1700 Solomon’s Island Rd.
Prince Frederick 20678
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8-7, Sat. 8-6, Sun. 9-6
41170 Oakville Road
Mechanicsville 20659
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 7:30-5, Closed Sunday