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LOCAL


CONTENTS WE CANT TOLERATE THIS IN
OUR COMMUNITY.
Local News 3 NAACP PRESIDENT JANICE WALTHOUR ON CHARGES OF RACISM
Cops & Courts 8
Education 10 Cover Story
Page 16
In Our Community 13
Feature 16
Obituaries 18
Sports 20
Community Calendar 22
Senior Calendar 24
Library Calendar 24
Entertainment 25
Games 26
Contributing Writers 27 In Local
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Worship Directory 29
Classied Ads 30 In Community
Business Directory 31 Page 15

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By Guy Leonard away, even by airplane. Becky Tennyson, who has 16 years with the company,
Staff Writer Id bring her all the goodies, George, 93, said. said despite the sometimes hectic schedules it is a remark-
All of the employees at the company have been the ably stress free job.
For 81 years Guy Distributing has been selling and de- driving force there for decades, George said, whether its This is my home away from home, Tennyson said.
livering beer exclusively to St. Marys County and in all making deliveries, stocking in the warehouse, ling re- This place they really care for you.
that time many employees have made a long-term career ports with the state or making sales to the public. You just dont take any stress home.
out of it. They have been such an important part of our com-
Even employees who are not part of the immediate pany, he said. guyleonard@countytimes.net
family say they are treated as such, and it has kept them When he rst took over
working there sometimes up to 40 years. the company in the late
Karen Guy, the youngest of owner George Guys 1940s he remembered em-
daughters, has been with the company for 28 years after ployees like Sam Fenwick
working for years as a typesetter in Delaware. and Mac Lawrence who
She had to learn her fathers trade from the ground up. helped him make beer
I knew nothing about the beer business, Karen said. deliveries and nd new
But I wanted to prove I was here to do my job. customers.
I didnt want to just be Georges daughter. He stayed with me for
A master of nearly every administrative function at the years, George said of Fen-
company, Karen said the feel of the place was what made wick. He worked until the
it special. day he died.
I like the close knit nature of the place, Karen said. Men like Freddie Burris,
Were all one big family here as far as Im concerned. Bosie Farrell, Frankie Mer-
I like being here for my dad, Im proud to work were son, Danny Hazel and John
with my family. Smith, who recently passed
Karla MacRae, Georges granddaughter found a place away, were all employees
where she could try a new career and have a steady work with 35 to 40 years service
environment. to the company, George Becky Tennyson is one of many employees at Guy Distributing who are nearing 20 years of working with
the company.
I was ready to try new things so what better way than said.
to get experience with the family? MacRae said. I love Theyve been good to
being able to see my grandfather every morning. me, George hired me years
MacRae is busy mastering checking in delivery driv- ago, said Johnny Wathen,
ers, checking inventory and keeping track of the com- a warehouse supervisor
panys recycling program so she can take over for her with a 38-year track record.
mother Brenda Sureld who retires at the end of the year. Everyday is something
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now and save.
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born. and counts it as his rst real
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we still love each other at the end of the day. He said he wants to stay.
George said he made special efforts to deliver the com- Its like family, Hek-
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NAACP Investigating Row


at Football Game
By Guy Leonard Word of the incident quickly spread to
Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyers office.
If these reports are true, these ac-
Heeding allegations of racially tions are highly disturbing and must not
charged harassment directed at Great be tolerated, Hoyer said in a prepared
Mills High School students and ath- statement. The individuals involved
letes at a football game last week, local must be held accountable, and I urge
civil rights leaders are investigating the the St. Marys County school board to
incident. swiftly address these inexcusable acts of
Janice Walthour, head of the county hate.
chapter of the National Association for Mary Washington, school board mem-
the Advancement of Colored People ber, said the school system is investigat-
(NAACP), said she has received reports ing the incident and encouraged anyone
from multiple sources claiming that stu- at the game who took a video recording
dents from Leonardtown High School to come forward with that information.
arrived at the game carrying pro-Pres- If they have it they need to bring it
ident Trump signs and chanting USA forward, Washington told The County
during the game as part of a patriotic- Times. It will be investigated.
themed night encouraged by the school We take each case seriously.
system. Washington said School Superinten-
She said the mood took a turn for the dent Scott Smith had informed her that
worse with Leonardtown students ac- seven administrators were at the game
tively started taunting Great Mills stu- and took action where action was ap-
dents with Confederate flag t-shirts and propriate to establish order at the game.
even racial epithets. We dont tolerate racial intolerance

CLOSING Some students were actually called


the N word, Walthour said, relaying
reports to her organization. Some stu-
dents from Leonardtown High School
or verbal slander based on race, politi-
cal persuasion or religion, Washington
said. Students have rights but they cant
be disruptive.

LIQUIDATION SALE
chanted [expletive] Great Mills.
We cant tolerate this in our guyleonard@countytimes.net
community.

Jail Project Pushed Out To 2020


October 6, 7, and 8 By Guy Leonard There are two phases to the adult de-
Staff Writer tention center project, the first is to build
new space to accept more inmates, in-
CHICKEN SCRATCH FEED, SEED, AND BEAD Four commissioners voted Tuesday
to move the countys jail project out to
cluding a wing for females which would
allow for swing space to house in-
is going out of business after almost 5 2020 and work towards getting state
funding once it is available rather than
mates so the second phase could begin.
The final phase would include signifi-
years of providing livestock feed, seed, seeking to forward fund the project and
hope for state support.
cant renovation of the existing jail space
to improve security as well as creature
lawn and garden supplies, and gifts Commissioner John OConnor voted
against the measure, stating that much
comforts such as heating and air condi-
tioning for both inmates and corrections
to south St. Marys County. needed expansion and renovation was
needed sooner rather than later.
officers.
The entire project is budgeted at $25.3
18080 Point Lookout Rd - He advised that the county should try
to appeal the states rules for getting
million with the county providing $15
million and the state, elected officials
next to the Green Door in Park Hall funding the state decided that the
jail project, while critical, did not meet
hope, providing about $10 million.
Commissioner Tom Jarboe said the
immediate funding criteria because its idea of appealing to the state, which
design was still under review and try would likely end with them asking the
Friday and Saturday 9-6, Sunday 9-5 to get a commitment from the state for county to forward fund the project,
construction funds. could mean they would try to leave the
Right now were looking at going out entire bill to local government.
Everything must go! 70% off SALE!!! to 2020, OConnor said. With this we
have no options.
Its too high a risk to consider for-
ward funding, Jarboe said.
Im looking to create options. Commissioner President James Ran-
Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron con- dy Guy said he did not believe state
Stop by and say hello and goodbye. curred with OConnors proposal be-
cause it would communicate were se-
elected officials would be much help in
securing funding for the jail next legis-
rious to the state. lative session.
I think it puts us where we need to I dont have much faith in our del-
be, Cameron said. egation to give us the bonding authority
OConnor cautioned that waiting so next year, Guy said.
long for state funding would push it
farther down the road. guyleonard@countytimes.net
Thursday, October 5, 2017 The County Times Local News 5
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By Dick Myers change. Exelon would like to con- Obie Award Winner
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Kaiulani Lee Rachel Carson
solidate the EOF functions for CCNPP
and other plants in the state of Penn- Presents Obie Award Wi
During an incident at the Calvert sylvania into their Coatesville, PA fa- as in:
Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant (CCNPP), cility and use the EOF in Barstow as
Exelon opens the Emergency Op-
Kaiulani Lee as Rachel Cars
an alternate EOF.
erations Facility (EOF) in Barstow. Jeffrey said Exelon needed com-
Thats about to change. At their Oct. 3 missioner concurrence as part of their
meeting, the Calvert County Board of request for the change to the Nuclear
County Commissioners (BOCC) gave Regulatory Commission (NRC).
their blessing to Exelons plan to con- The commissioners were told by Jef-
solidate EOF functions in Coatesville, frey, It is my determination that this Holiday Inn Solomons - Conference Center and Marina
PA. move will not have any effect on op- 155 Holiday Drive, Solomons, MD 20688
According to a memo from Emer- erations in the Emergency Operations Saturday, November 4, 2017
gency Management Division Chief Al- Center to an incident at CCNPP. The Reception at 7:00 p.m. Curtain at 8:00 p.m.
fred Jeffrey, III, the EOF is designed only challenge would be to staffing the Tickets on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/Sense-of-Wonder
to coordinate the response and recov- PIO position at the EOF in Coatesville, $30 Reception and Play
ery efforts to the incident. Both local PA for PIO staff. This challenge can be $40 Reception, Play, and After Party with Kaiulani Lee
and state agencies report to this facili- overcome by using available technol-
ty to coordinate response, share infor- ogy by creating a virtual JIC (Joint In- Proceeds benefit graduate students and programs at the Chesapeake Biological
mation and produce public messaging. formation Center) and coordinating all
Lee, as scientist, author, and environmentalist Rachel Carson.
The main function that the EOF serves messaging using that tool. provokes, and inspires. The audience was transfixed and transf
for Calvert County is the coordination There was minimal discussion by the portrayalHer thoughtful and emotional performance brought
of public messaging performed by the BOCC before the unanimous concur- Holiday Inn Solomons feet.
staff of the Department of Commu- rence. Commissioner Vice President -Judy Harrison, Maine Tim

nications and Media Relations (PIO). Evan Slaughenhoupt, Jr. said, This
Conference Center and Marina
The PIO along with PIOs from St. is really just making use of available 155 Holiday Drive, Solomons, MD 20688
www.umces.edu/events/sense-wonder-life-and-works-rachel-carson 410-
Marys and Dorchester counties co- technology by Exelon.
ordinate the public message to ensure
cohesive messaging is disseminated.
Jeffrey said with the proposed
dickmyers@countytimes.net Saturday, November 4, 2017
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POW/MIA Flag Raising Ceremony 155 Holiday Drive, Solomons, MD 20688
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Maryland Department of Veterans Af- try, said Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford. $40 Reception, Play & After
Saturday, Party
November 4, 2017
fairs (MDVA) Oct. 2 held a flag raising In displaying the POW/MIA flag at state
ceremony to honor and remember service buildings across the state, we honor those with Kaiulani
Reception Lee
at 7:00 p.m. Curtain at 8:00 p.m.
members of the US Armed Forces who who have given the ultimate sacrifice for Tickets on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/Sense-of-Wonder
were prisoners of war or identified as miss- our freedom.
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ing in action. Lt. Governor Boyd Ruther- The Maryland Department of Veter-
ford, Maryland Department of Veterans ans Affairs recognizes the sacrifice of our $40 Reception, Play, and After Party with Kaiulani Lee
Affairs Secretary George W. Owings, III service men and women, said Maryland Proceeds benefit graduate students and programs
of Calvert County , Maryland Department Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary
of General Services Secretary Ellington George Owings. Today, as the POW/ Proceedsatbenefit
the Chesapeake Biological
graduate students andLaboratory
programs at the Chesapeake Biological
Churchill, Jr., and Maryland Department MIA flag is raised outside of MDVA
of Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn. Headquarters, we pay homage to those Lee, as a scientist, author, and environmentalist Rachel
Lee, as scientist, author, and environmentalist Rachel Carson.
In addition, Commissioner Leonard Kirk, who suffered as prisoners of war or who Carson ... charms, provokes, and inspires. Her audience
American Ex-POW was in attendance. remain missing in action so that we, as a provokes,
was and and
transfixed inspires. The audience
transformed by herwas transfixed and trans
portrayal
The ceremony, held at 9:00AM outside of nation, may remain free. portrayalHer thoughtful and emotional performance
... Her thoughtful and emotional performance brought brought
the Wineland Building in Annapolis, in- We must always remember those who everyone
feet. to their feet.
cluded brief remarks, a moment of silence, have served in the U.S. Armed Forces,
and raising of the POW/MIA flag. said DGS Secretary Ellington Churchill. Judy Harrison, Maine
-JudyTimes
Harrison, Maine Tim
During the Maryland 2017 Legislative Flying the POW/MIA flag with the U.S.
Session, Governor Hogan signed HB664/ flag honors service members who were (410) 326-7240
SB579 in to law. The law, introduced by prisoners of war (POW), service members www.umces.edu/events/sense-wonder-life-and-works-rachel-carson
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Senator James Mathias, Delegate Teresa missing in action (MIA), and their fami-
Reilly, requires the Secretary of General lies and reminds us of the American val-
Services and the Secretary of Transpor- ues for which they fought. Sponsored by:
tation to fly the POW/MIA flag on the Throughout Marylands transporta-
grounds of certain State buildings when- tion network, MDOT will proudly fly the
ever the United States flag is flown. The POW/MIA flag and remind Marylanders
legislation was signed into law by Gov- to take a minute to remember these excep-
ernor Hogan on April 11 and took effect tional American heroes, said Transporta-
October 1, 2017. tion Secretary Pete K. Rahn.
This legislation is a tribute to the men Marjorie Wax & Brian Hochheimer
and women who have fought for our coun- From MD Department of Veterans Affairs
6 Local News The County Times Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thompson Files for Commissioner President


the county, he said. ish, he believes. We are saving the county money by uti-
As a planning commissioner, Thompson has been criti- lizing volunteer networks for the benet of the citizens,
cal of the role that the State Highway Administration has he said.
played in helping them make their decisions. That came The controversy surrounding the new rehouse in Val-
to the forefront recently in the case involving the Holly- ley Lee, he said, played out similarly years ago with the
wood Commercial Center where Thompson was critical Hollywood rehouse. That was also controversial. But
of the proposals impact on a major intersection and voted since it has been built, its been a blessing to the com-
against it. munity up here, he said.
An advocate for smart growth, Thompson wants that Thompson also is running on providing support to
to continue with more interaction from State Highway the Sheriffs Ofce. He recently attended their Citizens
Administration. That agencys role is critical for the con- Academy. Its been an eye-opening experience, he said.
tinuance of the base, he feels. With that in mind, the new As a planning commission member, he has seen the
Gov. Thomas Johnson Bridge needs to be built. As to the school systems capital budget every year since they are
predicted long-range start, I would like to know why, part of the approval process. Regarding the controversy
he insisted. over utilizing rental space instead of the old Bethune
Thompson attended the Oct. 3 joint meeting between School for information technology, he said, I am not a
the commissioners and Navy representatives and was in- believer in long-term leases, particularly when owned
trigued by the suggestion of the base commander of a fer- property is available. He would support emergency and
ry service between Solomons and the base, particularly temporary short-term leases.
for government workers, as perhaps a temporary solution Thompson is a life-long Democrat and isnt in favor of
Howard Thompson to trafc congestion on the bridge. switching parties just to get elected. I was born a Demo-
Thompson has worked for 31 years at the Harry Lunde- crat and I will die a Democrat, he asserted. But he also
By Dick Myers berg School of Seamanship, starting as a dock worker and feels that party politics doesnt have much place at the
Editor raising up the ranks until now he is the Conference and commissioner level and is more to be delegated to the na-
Hotel Manager at the Piney Point training facility. The tional level.
J. Howard Thompson, 58, of Hollywood ofcially led school paid his way to attend Charles County Commu- Thompson has been known as Howard all is life. He
Oct. 4 as a Democratic candidate for county commis- nity College. He is a Great Mills High School graduate. has been married to his wife Kerrie for 37 years and they
sioner president. He is the rst to le for president. It is Thompsons signature community involvement has have two grown daughters, Sarah and Melanie.
not known whether current president, Republican Randy been Christmas in April, which he joined at its inception Of his decision to le, he said, Its the next step in my
Guy will seek re-election. 27 years ago and has been its president for the past 10 county service that I was brought up to do. That tradition
Thompson is the current chairman of the St. Marys years. In that role, he has seen the value of community goes back to his grandfathers, one of whom was a State
County Planning Commission. He has served either on organizations. Highway Administration district engineer.
the appeals board or planning commission for 25 years The movement to reduce the countys funding of vol-
and feels that experience will help him as a county com- unteer organizations may be penny wise and pound fool- dickmyers@countytimes.net
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8 Cops & Courts The County Times Thursday, October 5, 2017

Camp Maria Retreat Camp


CenterMaria Retreat Center
Leonardtown, Maryland
Leonardtown, Maryland

Sheriffs Ofce
6th Annual 6th Annual
Oyster Scald - Camp
Oyster
MariaScald
Style- Camp Maria Style
Sunday, October 8, 2017Sunday, October 8, 2017
12 Noon - 4:00 PM 12 Noon - 4:00 PM

Crime Report
Rain or Shine Rain or Shine
~ Live Music ~ Vendors~&Live
Crafters
Music~~ Vendors & Crafters ~
Scald Tutors Available Scald Tutors Available

Camp Maria Retreat Center


Leonardtown, Maryland
6th Annual
Camp Maria Retreat Center Burglary- On Criminal Summons for
Camp Maria Retreat
Leonardtown, Center
Maryland 09/25/17, Dep. Rob- 10/01/17-10/02/17:
Oyster Scald - Camp
Leonardtown, Maria
Maryland Style inson responded
6
Sunday,th Annual
October 8, 2017
6th- Annual
Oyster Scald Camp Maria Style to the 15000 block 10/01/17- Troy Allen Jones age 25,
12 Noon
OysterSunday,
Scald - 4:00Maria
- Camp PM
October
Rain 8, 2017 Style
or Shine
of Camp Merry- of Dameron, was charged with Bur-
Sunday, October
12 Noon - 4:008,PM
- 2017 elande Road, in glary 1st Degree, Theft, and Vandal-
~ Live Music ~Rain
Vendors
12 Noon or- 4:00 & Crafters ~
ShinePM Piney Point, for ism by Cpl. J. Davis# 197. CASE#
ScaldRain
~ Live Music ~Tutors Available
or Shine
Vendors & Crafters ~ the reported bur- 31485-17
~ Live Music
Scald~ Tutors
Vendors & Crafters ~
Available
Scald Tutors Available Edwards glary. Investiga-
tion revealed the 10/02/17-David Allen Harding age
suspect entered the business and 31, of Leonardtown, was charged
removed property. 09/26/17, Dep. with Assault 2nd Degree and Theft
Robinson responded to a business by Dep. Holdsworth# 305. CASE#
for the report of a burglary, in the 42637-17
17000 block of Clarke Road, in Piney
Point. No property was reported sto- 10/02/17- Ryan Marshall Edward,
len. Investigation by Dep. Robinson age 29, of Piney Point, was charged
led to Ryan Marshall Edwards, age with Burglary and Theft by Dep.
29 of Piney Point, being developed Holdsworth# 305. CASE# 51515-17
as a suspect. Edwards was located
and placed under arrest and charged Sheriffs Ofce Juvenile Arrests:
with Burglary 2nd Degree, Burglary
4th Degree, Theft Under $1,000, and On 09/26/17, a female juvenile age
Malicious Destruction of Property. 17, from Lexington Park, was arrest-
CASE# 51005-17 & 50855-17 ed for Assault 2nd Degree by DFC.
Beishline#252
LAW OFFICE OF Burglary- On

DANIEL A. M.
09/29/17, DFC. On 09/27/17, a female juvenile age
Schultz responded 13, from California, was arrested for
to the 44000 block Assault 2nd Degree, and Disturbing

SLADE, L.L.C.
of River Otter Drive School Operations by Cpl. Hartzell#
in California for a 97
reported burglary.
The victim alleged On 09/27/17, a female juvenile age
LOKER BUILDING the suspect, Timo- 14, from Lexington Park, was arrested
Burnett
thy James Burnett- for Assault 2nd Degree and Disturbing
Parker, age 19 of Waldorf, entered School Operations by Cpl. Hartzell#
the residence unlawfully, destroyed 97.
property, and assaulted the victim.
Burnett-Parker was placed under ar- On 09/27/17, a male juvenile age 16,
rest and charged with Burglary 3rd from Mechanicsville, was arrested for
Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, and Malicious Destruction of Property by
Malicious Destruction of Property. Dep. Holdsworth# 305
CASE # 51692-17
On 09/28/17, a male juvenile age 17,
Violation of Pro- from California, was arrested for As-
tective Order- On sault 2nd Degree by Cpl. Maloy# 137
09/30/17, Dep. Rob-
inson responded to From Sheriffs Ofce PIO
the 17000 block of
Three Notch Road
in Dameron, for a
reported violation
Hoyer of a protective or-
der. The victim al-
leged the suspect Jonathan Stephen
Hoyer age 24, no fixed address, was
on the property in violation of an
active protective order. Hoyer was
placed under arrest and charged
41650 COURT HOUSE DRIVE, SUITE 301 P.O. BOX 288 with Violation of a Protective Or-
der; Hoyer also had an outstanding
LEONARDTOWN, MARYLAND 20650 warrant for Violation of a Protective
PHONE: 301-475-5150 FAX: 301-475-6909 Order which was also served. CASE
#51827-17
Thursday, October 5, 2017 The County Times Cops & Courts 9

Sheriffs
Ofce
Incident
Briefs
Incident Briefs 9-25-17 to 9-27-17:

9-25-17 Burglary - Unknown


suspect(s) forced entry into the
Camp Merryelande Store located in
the 15000 block of Piney Point Road
in Piney Point and stole property.
Deputy P. Robinson is investigating.
CASE #50855-17

9-26-17 Burglary - Unknown


suspect(s) forced entry to a residence
located in the 46000 block of South
Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park
and stole property. DFC Steinbach is
investigating. CASE #50961-17

9-26-17 Burglary - Unknown


suspect(s) forced entry in to the
Golden Eye Seafood located in the
17000 block of Clarke Road in Piney
Point. Deputy P. Robinson is investi-
gating. CASE #51005-17

9-26-17 Burglary - Unknown


suspect(s) forced entry into a resi-
dence located in the 45000 block of
Jay Dee Court in Great Mills. Noth-
ing appeared to have been stolen.
Deputy John Davis is investigating.
CASE #51079-17

9-26-17 Burglary - Unknown


suspect(s) forced entry into a barn
located in the 38000 block of Chap-
tico Road in Helen. Suspect(s) also
forced entry into a vehicle and stole
property. Corporal G. Knott is inves-
tigating. CASE #51119-17

9-26-17 Motor Vehicle Crash/Fly-


Out - Paul Edwin Richardson, age
47, of Charlotte Hall, was travelling
turning north from North Shangri-La
Drive onto Three Notch Road when
the at fault vehicle failed to trop for
a steady red signal. Richardson was
flown to an area hospital for non-life
threatening injuries by Trooper 7.
CASE #51178-17
From Sheriff s Ofce PIO
10 Education The County Times Thursday, October 5, 2017

Concerns Easing About PARCC Testing


By Dick Myers sary for graduation and suggested that Level 3, approach- that it is a disadvantage to students not technically profi-
Editor ing expectation, may be a better measure. cient or whose families cannot afford to have computers
This year, Smith said he doubted that the levels would at home.
What a difference a year can make. A year ago, the St. be changed and that the state wanted a higher bar for stu- Supporters say that technical proficiency is a necessary
Marys County Board of Education and Superintendent dents. But Smith added that the test numbers dont neces- skill in todays world.
Scott Smith were expressing concerns about the Partner- sarily reflect a straight line to the results. dickmyers@countytimes.net
ship for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Getting 50 percent right on a PARCC test does not nec-
(PARCC) tests administered in the schools. This year essarily lead to a score of 50. The data you are getting
they appear resigned to the tests continuance in some is really heavily manipulat-
form and in fact hope that the state doesnt make any ed, Smith said, indicating
drastic changes.
The tests are administered to all public-school students,
there is grading on a curve.
Another reason for the St. Johns School Gets Blue
Ribbon Honor
grades 3-8, for English Language Arts and Mathematics relative satisfaction this
and to all students enrolled in Algebra I, Algebra II and year with PARCC is that
English 10. county students across
Six states, including Maryland, are fully participat- the board are doing bet- By Guy Leonard the national cut score to apply for the Blue
ing in PARCC, according to Alex Jaffurs, director of the ter. And, Jaffurs reported Staff Writer Ribbon, McDonough told The County
Department of Assessments and Accountability He said that all grades and subjects Times.
some states, such as Massachusetts, have moved away are doing better than state The U.S. Department of Education has The schools student achievement level,
from PARCC to their own version of it. average. awarded St. Johns Catholic School in Hol- its culture, demographics and even its cur-
Jaffurs, as he did last year, presented an annual report Jaffurs indicated that lywood the coveted Blue Ribbon honor for riculum were taken into account on the
on PARC at the school boards Sept 27 meeting. He noted what the system really is try- its students high levels of achievement. application, McDonough said which was
that the company that supplies the PARCC tests is in the ing to achieve is improve- St. Johns was one of the three Catholic a rigorous process.
final year of their contract with Maryland. ment - students progressing schools in Southern Maryland to achieve The application is very lengthy, she
Although there was some dissatisfaction with PARCC through the grades. We the honor and one of only 50 non-public said, adding that failing to accurately
last year, board member Cathy Allen this year came down certainly want to see Level schools across the nation to receive the report data can lead to a school being
firmly in favor of stability: I dont want to see them (the 1 and 2 going down and honor. disqualified.
state) start from scratch again, she said, pointing out the Level 4 and 5 going up, he School Principal Susan McDonough More over this was their first-ever at-
time and effort devoted to the testing. said, but not necessarily in said she and the staff decided to apply for tempt at the top honor and achieved it on
PARCC scores students in five categories, Levels 1 to dramatic fashion. the honor after their student body across the first try.
5, with Levels 1 and 2 considered not meeting or partially The test is administered all grades scored high on stringent end-of- Its a pretty big deal, she said. Its a
meeting expectations and Levels 4 ad 5 meeting or ex- online, which has led to year testing in June of 2016. great way to celebrate who we are.
ceeding expectations. Last year Smith expressed fear of concerns of some educators The aggregate scores for each grade
some students not being able to reach the Level 4 neces- level both in reading and math were above guyleonard@countytimes.net

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 The County Times Education 11

T H A N K Y O U
Thank you to all the companies, organizations, and individuals who supported St. Marys College Cares. Your
generous donations helped teachers and their students and families who were severely impacted by Hurricane
Harvey in the Pasadena Independent School District.

Among the many groups who contributed:


Beltway Companies St. Marys College Chess Club
BJs St. Marys College Faculty & Staff
The Drop Foundation St. Marys College Foundation
Dysons Lumber St. Marys College Mens Varsity Soccer
Finch Services St. Marys College Residence Life
First Team 836 The Robobees St. Marys College Staff Senate
Five Below St. Marys College Student Government
Great Mills High School Student Government Association
Association St. Marys County Health Department
Naval Supply Corps Foundation Tri-County Community Members
Office Depot Trinity Episcopal Church
St. Marys College Alumni Council William B. Wade Elementary School

Among supplies sent to Texas included:


505 Binders 144 Foam Mats
2,011 Notebooks 133 Canned Cat Food
2,525 Pencils 379 Paper Towel Rolls
1,441 Pens 168 Ramen Noodle Packages
368 Toilet Paper Rolls 1 Generator
197 Backpacks

See our story.


St. Marys College students and staff loading the truck: Pasadena School District receiving and distributing items:
http://www.smcm.edu/packing-the-truck http://www.smcm.edu/truck-delivery
12 Education The County Times Thursday, October 5, 2017

CSM President Serves as Celebrity Reader


to Preschoolers Once the children were gift and her visit with a chorus of Thank you! and mul-
settled, sitting on the oor tiple hugs.
in front of an easy chair, Past Celebrity Readers at the CLC have included re-
Murphy leaned forward and gional business leaders, politicians, writers and other
spoke quietly to her listeners: community leaders.
Hi, everybody! Does every- The popular program is more than just fun, Allen said.
body here like books? The Celebrity Reader program offers an additional en-
The students responded by ticement to interact with books, she said. The program
enthusiastically sharing their also takes the children beyond the classroom/teacher ex-
names with the colleges new periences by connecting them to the diverse backgrounds
president, along with other of the readers, showing them that reading is fundamental
miscellaneous information to all people. Additionally, it is a fun experience and the
from their lives, most remem- children learn to associate books with pleasure.
bering to raise their hands be- The St. Charles Childrens Learning Center at CSM
forehand. Its good to meet has been in operation for more than 10 years and is ac-
you all, Murphy said. credited by the Maryland State Department of Education.
Then Murphy shared the The center provides CSM students, faculty and staff, as
book shed selected, Foxs well as community members, quality, child-centered care
book about ways people are for more than a 100 students from ages 8 weeks to 12
different (skin, names, school, years old.
lands, words) and ways they The center has 10,000 square feet of learning space,
Preschool students at the St. Charles Childrens Learning Center at the College of Southern Maryland
gather around Celebrity Reader CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy on Sept. 18. are the same (smiles, laughs, including nine child-centered classrooms, a gymnasium
joys, love, pain). Inside, their and a prep kitchen. In addition, the center has its own
College of Southern Maryland (CSM) President Dr. hearts are just like yours, private landscaped playground and access to the campus
Maureen Murphy started her week surrounded by some Murphy read. grounds.
of the youngest students at the colleges La Plata Campus At the end of the story, Murphy held up a second book, To view Murphys visit to the CLC, visit https://youtu.
three classes of preschoolers at the St. Charles Chil- Richard Scarrys What Do People Do All Day? a book be/9NK_46I3JvA. For a playlist of Celebrity Reader se-
drens Learning Center (CLC) at CSM. by an author she said she remembers her own children lections, visit http://bit.ly/1TYwEhF. For information on
Murphy took a turn as a celebrity reader at the center enjoying. After she and the students discussed the cover the St. Charles Childrens Learning Center at CSM, vis-
on the morning of Sept. 18, reading Whoever You Are, illustrations, she passed the book on to CLC Director it http://clc.csmd.edu.
written by Australian author Mem Fox and illustrated by Shirley Allen as a donation to the centers library.
Leslie Staub. The children expressed appreciation to Murphy for her From CSM

Admission $10
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Thursday, October 5, 2017 The County Times In Our Community 13

Its tIme to Plant BulBs


Heather Heling wins 2017
Leonardtown Art Walk
Daffodils Hyacinths
mental in helping me maintain a life free Packs of 50 bulbs
from anorexia. Through my ght and re- $
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covery, I have discovered how necessary


it is for me to encourage Says Heling.
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ea.
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$ 99

Heling constructs colorful and in-


spirational assemblage on canvas by
combining many small objects includ-
ing wood pieces, beads, magazine clip-
pings, found objects, and photos. Using
empathy and understanding, she crafts
each piece with love, care and respect, Crocus Tulips
Packs of 50 bulbs
individualizing every piece with the re- Mixed colors. Packs of 20 bulbs

cipient in mind. Whether celebrating a Only 6


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birthday, graduation, wedding, or mile-
stone in life, she makes sure each piece
is tailored to reect the individuals own
unique set of interests.
Leonardtown is one of 23 Arts and
Its tIme to Plant Fall Color
Entertainment districts throughout the
state and it is the only Arts & Entertain-
Heather Heling ment District in Southern Maryland.
Leonardtown celebrates the arts and we
The skies were gray, but the enthu- gratefully acknowledge the artists, the
siastic crowds came out for the an- businesses and the public for support-
Pansies
Mums Super 3 1/2 pots
nual Leonardtown Art Walk on Friday, ing this event. The 2nd place winner Wentworth Grown!
September 1st. Twenty-eight local art- was Susan Carney and Monica Richards
8 Pots reg. $8.99 ea.
Only 1
$ 75
/pot
ists displayed a variety of creations in
businesses throughout the towns main
took 3rd place. We applaud the winners 4 for $
30 00 When You Buy a Flat of 18

as well as all of the participants of the


square. Heather Heling was this years Art Walk for their excellent work.
rst place winner with her remarkable Fall Porch
collage, So Thankful For You. From St. Marys County Arts Council Pots
Helings art is a reection of who she
is and her journey through life. I create
to honor life, the healing journey we are Ornamental
all on, and the special milestones along Cabbage & Kale
the way. My work celebrates family, 8 Pots
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faith, love, and change. My art is lled
with positive, life-afrming messages
4 for $
3000 Own!
for a reason: Ive used it to save my life.
Art therapy has helped me heal wounds
from childhood, and has been instru-

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14 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, October 5, 2017

Marys Hope on Church Cove St. Inigoes


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SOCIAL TIME: 5-5:30PM 180 family and friends gathered Sep- Jarboe families.
tember 17, 2017 to help Rita Alyce Jarboe Alyce volunteered in several organiza-
DINNER: 5:30PM celebrate her 100th Birthday. The party, tions, receiving awards for outstanding

5 0/5 0
given by her family, was heald in Johnny dedication and years of service. She was
MENU INCLUDES: Beans Garage, near Valley Lee. Alyce a charter member of the Ladies of Char-

RAFFLE baked chicken, was born in Scotland, Md and has lived ity, Catholic Daughters Court St. Marys
in St. Marys County her entire life. Her and KC Belles. She was also a member of
fried chicken, ham parents were Susan Maria Ridgell and Ridge Lions Club. She and Parran had an
James Parran Tennyson. Siblings were active social life, attending dances, card
& all the fixins Benedict Ekas, James Aubrey, her twin parties which she still enjoys, vacations in
To purchase tickets please contact
sister Rebecca Agnes, and Joseph Parran; all except 6 states and Canada.
Clarence Bowles MUSIC BY: all are deceased. Alyce attended school Her hobbies included crocheting, tak-
301-769-2630 | 240-587-4180
or Delores Cusic B&B EXPRESS in a one room school house, then St. Mi- ing pictures, making scrapbooks of trips
chaels Grammar School, graduating from and yearbooks of important family events.
301-884-4812 | 240-538-4297 7-11PM St. Michaels High School, June 2, 1935, as She is an avid sports fan of Nascar racing,
valedictorian of her class. Redskins Football, and the Baltimore Ori-
Make Checks payable to cash bar She married Benedict Parran Jarboe oles. Alyce lived in her home near Leonar-
Tables can be MBHS Alumni & mail to: on April 13, 1936. They happily shared dtown, Md since 1997.
reserved with Clarence Bowles Location: Mechanicsville 67 years of marriage until Parrans death, Last fall, she decided it as time to move
purchase of a P.O. Box 143 Moose Lodge March 17, 2003. They had 6 children, to an assisted living facility due to a hip is-
group of 8 tickets Clements, MD 20624 27636 Mechanicsville Rd.
Benedict Paul, Mary Shirkey (deceased), sue and difficulty walking. Since January
Mechanicsville, MD
Brenda Jean, John Parran, Lawrence 27, she resides at Spring Village at Wilde-
Wayne (deceased) and Robert Neal. Alyce wood. She goes out for lunch, cocktails,
THE DOORS WERE CLOSED 52 YEARS AGO also has 6 grandchildren, 6 great grand- special events and card parties and looks
AND WE STILL REMEMBER children and 1 great, great grandchild and forward to more birthdays. Alyce is a re-
many nieces and nephews. She is the old- markable lady and makes 100 look young.
est living member of the Tennyson and
we look foward to seeing you! From Beverly Jarboe
Thursday, October 5, 2017 The County Times In Our Community 15

Blessing of the Fleet Turns 50


By Guy Leonard shing eet but it soon turned into a partnership and best reworks show in the National Capital Re-
Staff Writer with the 7th District Optimists to make it a major gion, according to the Optimists Club.
gathering for the entire county. Sundays schedule includes a Catholic mass on St.
The Blessing of the Fleet set for this weekend at Gates open at 11a.m. and visitors can take water Clements Island and the eponymous blessing of the
St. Clements Island Museum in Coltons Point, is the taxi trips out to St. Clements Island for free, while eet starting at 3p.m.; the parade at the waterfront
biggest and most important event the 7th District Op- numerous events for kids will be on hand to include stage begins at noon.
timists put on each year, and this time its reached its a rock climbing wall, balloons, a mini-train ride, Local comedian and award winning magician
half-century mark. moon bounces and free pony rides. Reggie Rice will be on hand as will Still Standing, a
Richard Lord, the chairman of the event, called it The Optimists will also be giving away bikes to rock and roll blues band.
quite an undertaking to get the two-day extrava- boys and girls at a special event this Saturday at the At 6p.m. the Optimists will make their prize rafe
ganza organized each year. celebration. drawing with the top prize being $3,000.
It started decades ago as a Catholic mass held at The grand nale of the rst day will be a nearly
Coltons Point and St. Clements Island to bless the hour-long reworks display billed as the biggest guyleonard@countytimes.net

Happy 50th Birthday!


The half century mark has been breached by someone we all know.
We hope that she will happily embrace it and go with the flow.
For age is just a number, its all in how you feel.
We know that she wont think that this is a big deal.
For those of us that are currently part of this age group gang.
Let us all welcome her into our club with a great big bang.

Watch out AARP!!


Lots of Love to you Always!
From Your Family and Many Friends!

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Two re-enactors from Historic St. Marys City demonstrate 17th century swordsmanship at the 2017
RiverFest celebration.
16 Feature The County Times Thursday, October 5, 2017

Art is Flourishing in Leonardtown


By Laschelle McKay come and witness the unveiling at 5:45 p.m. at First Fri-
Special to The County Times day on October 6th, in front of the Town Hall at 22670
Washington Street.
The Arts and Entertainment District designation was Events of varied themes take place in Leonardtown
a long time in the making but Leonardtowns 2013 des- year round. One prominent monthly event has cer-
ignation has been the stimulus for an upswing of art in tainly become First Friday. This month Pink Friday is
St. Marys County. Nationally, Arts and Entertainment the theme with an annual call to artists to decorate bra
(A&E) Districts can be found in cities and towns of all art for the Uplifting Designs cancer awareness fund
sizes, each one uniquely reecting a local mission, his- raiser. In addition to the bra art contest the St. Marys
tory, and cultural development. County Arts Council will be showing off its new ofces
Leonardtowns mission for the designation is to con- located at 22660 Washington Street in the downstairs of
tinue its revitalization efforts by enhancing its vibrant the Leonardtown Arts Center. These ofces will bring a
and diverse arts and entertainment venues and to give larger presence to the Arts Council on a day to day basis
artists a place to come together in a collaborative atmo- as they carry out their mission of cultivating the arts to
sphere where creativity and inspiration are encouraged enrich the quality of life in the community. The St.
and nourished. Marys County Arts Council is pleased to take a lead-
A huge milestone of the A&E designation is the un- ing role in fostering economic vitality through the arts,
veiling this week of the rst public art project initiated Michael Brown, President of the SMAC stated.
by the Leonardtown Arts and Entertainment District. Being Southern Marylands only A&E District has
Town Administrator, Laschelle McKay, told the County not only been inspirational to artists in Leonardtown but
Times that in 2016 the town put out a call to artists for all over southern Maryland. Working in a close partner-
proposals for a public art project. The winning artist ship with the St. Marys County Arts Council we have
was Parran Collery, a Southern Maryland artist working seen the opening of numerous galleries showing local
Photos by Laschelle McKay in the medium of terra cotta clay tile and mosaic. Par- artists creations in St. Marys County including the Lex-
ran created a beautiful mosaic tiled bench entitled The ington Park Library, branches of the Community Bank
Naturalists Bench. Funding for the bench was secured of the Chesapeake and Medstar St. Marys Hospital. In
through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council Leonardtown, North End Gallery celebrates more than
and the Commissioners of Leonardtown. 30 years as a vibrant, cooperative gallery. This month
Parran drew inspiration for The Naturalists Bench Opal Art Gallery celebrates ve years in Leonardtown.
from her own artistic interest in observing the beauty In recent years Yellow Door Art Studio, Wine and De-
and wonder of the natural world around usdiscovering sign, Bella Music School, Fuzzy Farmers Market and
bits of ora and fauna. . .making art feel approachable. Crazy for Ewe have emerged as thriving destinations for
The theme of the bench design features small vignettes local art.
of nature depicted in swirls and arcs of vibrantly glazed In May of this year the St. Marys Community Devel-
tiles. It is a visual wonderland, engaging to both chil- opment Corp. with the support of the Southern Mary-
dren and adults. Elements of nature from the southern land Heritage Area Consortium and the St. Marys
Maryland region will encourage visitors to sit and spend County Arts Council produced a beautiful mural de-
time looking closely at the details of the art, says art- signed by Lyn Wescoe at Great Mills Road and South
ist, Parran Collery. Parran believes that the best public Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park, MD. The CDC
art projects have a powerful relevance to their place, a is continuing to develop the Lexington Park Arts Park
sense of intrigue and surprise, and a visually compel- on Coral Drive in Lexington Park. This enhances the
ling design. Collery has certainly captured this concept area that is already home to the highly successful Three
in The Naturalists Bench. The public is welcome to Notch Theatre. Art is blossoming in St. Marys County.
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18 Obituaries The County Times Thursday, October 5, 2017

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

Bernard Leo Smith, Jr. rolls. He also enjoyed boating, shing for Benidik Smith, Mary Ellen Higgs, Joseph Benjamin Joseph Moore
perch, crabbing and listening to bluegrass Lee Smith and Mabel Marie Wathen.
Bernard Leo music. As an avid traveler, his favorite Memorial Contributions may be made Benjamin Jo-
John Smith, Jr., destination was Pigeon Forge, TN. He to Hospice of St. Marys, P.O. Box 625, seph Moore,
77, of Bushwood, also enjoyed taking cruises with his favor- Leonardtown, MD 20650, Seventh Dis- 29, of Leonar-
MD passed away ite being to the Panama Canal. He loved trict Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7, dtown passed
September 28, nature with Fall being his favorite season. Avenue, MD 20609, and Seventh District from this life on
2017 at his home As a weather enthusiast he liked to watch Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 206, September 29,
surrounded by his storms, sunrises and sunsets. However, Avenue, MD 20609. 2017 at MedStar
loving family. his family was his greatest love and he rel- Condolences to the family may be made Georgetown
John was born ished the time spent with them, including at www.brinseldfuneral.com. University Hos-
February 29, 1940 his pet Schnoodle, Danny, who was his Arrangements by the Brinseld Funeral pital surrounded
in Leonardtown, MD to the late Bernard best friend. Home, P.A. by family and friends after a long ill-
Leo Smith Sr. and Mary Estelle Hayden. He was a Life Member and Past Presi- ness. He was born on August 21 1988
On February 5, 1958 John joined the dent of the Hollywood Optimist Club, and Page Hudson Hud Leake in State College, PA. He is the son of
United States Navy and proudly served a member of the Seventh District Volun- Timothy and Brenda Moore of Leonar-
his country until his Honorable Discharge teer Fire Department Auxillary. Page Hudson dtown and the brother of Rebecca
in February 1964 as a Lieutenant. He was In addition to his beloved wife, Annette, Hud Leake, 58 Moore and Kristen Moore of Cali-
employed for over 40 dedicated years by John is also survived by his children: Dar- of Hollywood, fornia, MD, and the brother of Brian
Guy Distributing in Leonardtown, MD. ren Dahlstrom (Beverly) of Hollywood, MD passed away Moore of West Chester, PA. Ben is
He was very personable and always saw MD, Justin Hall (Kristen) of Leonard- suddenly on Tues- the grandson of Ed and Vera Calhoun
the best in everyone he met. He married town, MD, Jay Hall (Mary) of California, day, September of Gettysburg, PA and the late Harry
Marjorie Elena Dahlstrom Smith and MD, Doreen Dahlstrom Kubik (Mike) of 26, 2017. Moore of Littlestown, PA and of Jo-
celebrated almost 25 wonderful years of Mechanicsville, MD, and Jimmy Clev- He was born seph Shrader and the late Margaret
marriage until her passing. On July 25, enger of Virginia; seven grandchildren; 5 April 14, 1959 in Shrader of Littlestown, PA. He also
2001 he married his beloved wife, An- great grandchildren; and many extended Luray, VA to Page leaves behind aunts, uncles, cousins
nette Smith and together they celebrated family and friends. He is survived by a Strother and Sapphire Lea Leake of and friends.
over 16 wonderful years of marriage. He brother John Francis Smith of Hollywood, Lexington Park, MD. Ben worked at Patuxent River Naval
had a green thumb and a beautiful, boun- MD. In addition to his parents and rst Page was a lifelong resident of St. Marys Air Station as an Aerospace Engineer
tiful garden which he enjoyed sharing his wife, Marjorie, he is also preceded in County. He was a 1977 graduate of Great on the Joint Strike Fighter Test Team.
harvest with many people. He was an death by his children, Devlin Dean Dahl- Mills High School. He was self-employed He was also a Boy Scout since the age
excellent cook, and made many delicious strom and Pamela Jane Dahlstrom Vo- as a custom home builder for over 35 years of 5, earning the rank of Eagle Scout at
meals including homemade cinnamon geley. His brothers and sisters: William of dedicated service to the local business- 14 after building a toddler playground
es and families he worked for. in Derby, KS. He was also in the Order
In addition to his parents, Page is also of the Arrow and was inducted into the

Caring for the Past survived by his sister, Linda Darlene


Leake Carrico of Hughesville, MD; and
his nieces: Fallon, Logann, Regan and
Jensyn Carrico. He is also survived by his
OA Brotherhood in Ramstein, Germa-
ny. Growing up in an Air Force family,
Ben attended 6 different schools in 5
different states starting in North Pole,

Planning for the Future partner Donna Broecker of Hollywood,


MD. Page was preceded in death by his
anc, Robin Murphy.
AK and continuing in Centerville,
OH, Burkburnett, TX, Derby, KS, and
Albuquerque, NM. He graduated from
A Celebration of Life will be held at a La Cueva High School in Albuquer-
Traditional Funerals, Cremation Services, Memorial Church Services, later date. que, NM in 2006. Ben earned a Bach-
Memorial contributions may be made elor of Science Degree in Aerospace
Direct Burials, Monuments, Unlimited with Commitment Through After Care. to Hospice of St. Marys, P.O. Box 625, Engineering from Embry-Riddle
Leonardtown, MD 20650. Aeronautical University in Prescott,
Condolences to the family may be made AZ in 2011.
at www.brinseldfuneral.com. Before his illness, Ben was an avid
Arrangements by the Brinseld Funeral runner and cyclist, participating in nu-
Home, P.A. merous races in and around Phoenix
as well as in Prescott, AZ. He also en-
joyed hiking and camping, especially
Dwayne Anthony Thompson in the mountains and deserts of the
Dwayne An- southwestern United States. While
thony Thomp- in college, he enjoyed hiking in the
son, 55, of Grand Canyon and the National Parks
Loveville, MD in Utah.
passed away on The family will also receive friends
September 30, for visitation on Thursday, Octo-
2017. Family ber 5th, 6:00-8:00 PM with prayers

www.brinsfieldfuneral.com and friends will


unite on Friday,
October 6, 2017
at 7:00 at Littles Funeral Home in
Littlestown, PA. Interment will be
Friday, October 6th at 10:00 AM at
Saint Aloysius Catholic Cemetery in
FAMILY-OWNED & OPERATED for visitation at 9 am until Mass of
Christian Burial at 10 am at St. Joseph Littlestown, PA. Donations in Bens
memory can be made to the MedStar
FOR FIVE GENERATIONS Catholic Church, 29119 Point Lookout
Rd, Morganza, MD 20660. Interment Georgetown Transplant Institute or
to follow at Charles Memorial Gar- your favorite charity. Arrangements
Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. by Mattingly-Gardiner Funeral Home.
dens, 26325 Pt Lookout Rd, Leonar-
22955 Hollywood Road 30195 Three Notch Road dtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 Charlotte Hall, Maryland 20650 Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.
(301) 475-5588 (301) 472-4400
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Idiot Writer, Wise


Coach
A series of events can be an accurate predictor of future this country and the growing post-election acrimony that ism, the sexism, the fear-mongering and race-baiting. He
events or some larger societal shift; they can also be mis- has been aided and abetted by candidate and now Presi- noted the source of the division and lamented how far the
leading samples that disguise an undercurrent of surfac- dent Trumps proud divisiveness. When you are consis- bar of decency has been lowered.
ing truth. In this case, the latter istrue. tently disrespected by an unrepentant leader and brazenly And then Popovich offered this big-perspective, call
Over the summer, a piece appeared in this column ti- referred to as a SOB for expressing your thoughts on your to action: We can continue to bounce our heads off the
tled, The Declining Consequence of Sports. In it, the professional platform (football field) by a man preaching wallor we can decide the institutions of our country
confused writer/psychic me mulled the post-election from his professional platform (the presidency), it would are more important, that people are more important, that
environment and expressed displeasure in the sports be decidedly un-American to cower in passive silence. the decent America that we all thought we had and want
worlds lack of organized resistance against a wave of Politics, protest and tweets aside, most of us are quietly is more important and get down to business at the grass
top-down behavior that seemed committed to eviscerat- horrified by the trajectory of the rancor; this pace cant be roots level and do what we have todo.
ing all vestiges of human decency. maintained until November 2020. With the Civil Rights It is worth a watch in its entirety (https://youtu.be/Jv-
That was August. Its not August anymore. Movement and Vietnam War 40 to 50-plus years behind 4vCOSf8gM). Popovich, an Air Force veteran, five-time
This idiot got it wrong, thankfully - totally and unde- us, this is likely the most divided United States most NBA champion and three-time NBA coach of the year, is
niably wrong. Since President Trumps inflammatory Americans have experienced. It is troubling, no matter now a life-whisperer. He captured exactly where we are
SOB comment at a recent rally, sporting events are ones political persuasions. and the challenge we face as fellow Americans and human
teeming with thought-provoking acts and athletes social So now what? Where do we go from here? beings - that is to rise above the childish, defensive rheto-
media accounts are firing off political protests. In struggling with those questions and how to distill ric and commit to constructive dialogue, understanding,
Whatever you think of the recent response, the con- them into a coherent, actionable (at a modest, personal listening and interacting with shocking decency. This is
sequence of sports in our society has been dramatically level) thought, I caught a pre-season interview with long- how the teardown ends and the rebuild begins. This is
reasserted. Sports, as frequently has in the last centu- time San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. It was an how we find our footing, how we rediscover our shared
ry, is again serving as a catalyst for the discussion no odd place to find answers to such complex questions, but American values and how we begin to re-stitch this reck-
matter how uncomfortable - of liberties uncondition- these are strange times. Popovich can be a fascinating in- lessly and intentionally frayed mess. An unprecedented
ally extended to Americans but not equally enjoyed by terview when properly stoked, so when a reporter ignored wedge is being driven between us from the top down. Its
allAmericans. the boring basketball script and asked for his perspective time to start pushing back, in unison, from the bottom up.
While debating things like anthem protests, remember on this time where politics and sports are intertwined, it Thanks for the clarity, Coach Pop.
this fact: The actions by the sports world are rooted in the prompted a lengthy, on-the-spot monologue bursting with
racism that still exists. Every interlocked arm and player wisdom. Send comments to
on a knee is a reaction to a series of disturbing events in Popovich acknowledged these difficult times, the rac- RonaldGuyJr@gmail.com
22 Calendars The County Times Thursday, October 5, 2017

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50th Blessing of the Fleet Battle at Breton


Thursday, October 5 pool with each re-entry. Payouts are deter- Coltons Point Museum Leonardtown High School, 23995 Point
Urban Bar-B-Que LVRSA Fundraiser mined by the number of entries. 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Lookout Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650
Urban Bar-B-Que 22854 Washington With 50100 players 9 places paid. The 50th Blessing of the FleetFive Bands 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Street, Leonardtown MD public is welcome. Must be 18 or older to (Six Gun South, Drivin Muzzy, DRZ For the first time in over 20 years, Leon-
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM play. Side games are available. For more Band, Billy Hills True Blue Country ardtown High School is hosting a March-
Urban Bar-B-Que is hosting a fundraiser information or to pre-register contact Band, & Richard Wagner)Kids Magic ing Band Competition. Witness perfor-
for the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Brian: Email: poker@vfw2632.com, Cell: Shows, Kids Puppet Shows, Pony Rides mances from 9 high school marching
Squad Auxiliary (LVRSA) on Oct 5th 240-925-4000 & Animal Display, Rock Climbing Wall, bands as judges from US Bands evaluate
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please join us for dinner to support the Young Frankenstein Twisting, Trackless Train Ride Around include Calvert High School, Chopticon
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Am. Legion Post 221 Meeting legacy by bringing a corpse back to life. Learn To Paint hosted by Southern if a fundraiser for the Leonardtown High
AL Post 221; 21690 Colton Point Rd; Av- With help and hindrance from servant MD Decorative Painters School Band Boosters.
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Friday, October 6 choir performing in the concert at 7pm
Second Hope Rescue will be held Satur- Patuxent Choral Festival Concert
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Pink Friday which will be free to the public. Please
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Register and PAY by 6:45 PM and receive 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
15th Annual Riverside WineFest Cost: $10 per person. The dance is spon-
an extra $500. Pre-registration is encour- Join us at the St. Marys County Regional
Historic Sotterley, 44300 Sotterley sored by the Knights of Columbus of Holy
aged, but not required. We will accept late Airport for our fall open house! We are
Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636 Face Church. For more information, e-
players until the end of the 1st break. (~1 opening our doors to the public on Octo-
12 Noon - 6:00 PM mail somdballroom@gmail.com or call
hour). One Re-Entry is available until the ber 7. Dont miss the opportunity to see
Check sotterley.org for details. 315-250-5110. Follow us on Facebook at
end of the first break. If you decide to re- airplanes, drones, and classic cars up close
www.facebook.com/SoMdBallroom/.
enter, you will receive a full starting chip and personal. This event is kid-friendly in-
stack and be re-seated; you are treated cluding balsa airplane races, face painting,
as a new player entering the tournament and Reggie the Magician.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 The County Times Calendars 23

Young Frankenstein Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Track- ness. Event will be held Rain or Shine Elks Holdem Bounty Tournament
Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral less Train Ride Around Area, Noon Pa- and there is no admittance fee. We will St. Marys County Elks Lodge
Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653 rade, Sunday Mass w/Water Taxi to St. be accepting nonperishable food and cash 7:00 PM
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Clements Island, Crafters Tent -Food & donations for the Mary Lou Gough Food No Limit Holdem Poker Tournament
In the Mel Brooks hit musical, Dr. Fran- Drink with ID Requited for Alcohol. Pantry. For more information contact $25 Buy in = 4,000 chips
kenstein aims to fulll his grandfathers Brenda Russell at rsbrssll@aol.com or $5 add-on = 1,000 chips and rafe drawing
legacy by bringing a corpse back to life. Camp Maria Retreat Center 6th An- 301-247-1871. Earn a BOUNTY chip worth $5 dollars
With help and hindrance from servant nual Oyster Scald for every person that you bust out of the
Igor, buxom assistant Inga and needy an- Camp Maria Retreat Center, 41290 15th Annual Riverside WineFest tournament. This tournament is part of
ce Elizabeth, his experiment yields suc- Camp Maria Rd, Leonardtown, MD Historic Sotterley, 44300 Sotterley our leaderboard challenge. Earn 1 point
cess and unexpected consequences. Please 20619 Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636 for every person knocked out before you.
note: This is an adult comedy with crude 12 Noon - 4:00 PM 12 Noon - 5:00 PM Food and Beverage are available for pur-
humor intended for mature audiences. To The Annual Camp Maria Retreat Cen- Check sotterley.org for details. chase. Cash games will start as soon as
purchase tickets online, visit www.new- ter Oyster Scalda St. Marys County there are enough players that are interest-
towneplayers.org/tickets.html. Family Tradition!!! Oyster Scald, Mu- Young Frankenstein ed. Holdem : $1- $2 no limit
sic, Vendors, Crafters, Bake Sale, Quilt Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Omaha Hi/Lo : $.50$1 no limit (starts
Sunday, October 8 Rafe,and more on October 8th at the Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653 at 4pm). Please enter through the side of
beautiful Camp Maria Retreat Center in 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM the building. Questions: James Dean 240-
Breakfast @ 2nd District VFD&RS
Leonardtown. The Drawing for the Camp In the Mel Brooks hit musical, Dr. Fran- 577-0828. Email: jdeanjunior@yahoo.
Valley Lee, MD
Maria Rafe 2017 for $5,000 will also be kenstein aims to fulll his grandfathers com.
2nd Dist. VFD&RS, 45245 Drayden Rd.,
held. Tickets are now on sale and can be legacy by bringing a corpse back to life.
Valley Lee, MD 20692
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
purchased at Oyster Scald. Enjoy an after- With help and hindrance from servant Tuesday, October 10
noon on the shore of the beautiful Breton Igor, buxom assistant Inga and needy an-
BreakfastAll-You-Can-Eat. Cost: Popular $6 Sale at MedStar St. Marys
Bay, while having scalded oysters, fried ce Elizabeth, his experiment yields suc-
Adults $9:00; Children 612 $5.00; Hospital
oyster basket, fried chicken basket, stuffed cess and unexpected consequences. Please
& Children 5 & under are free. Menu: 25500 Point Lookout Rd, Leonardtown,
ham sandwich, and homemade bake note: This is an adult comedy with crude
Scrambled Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes, MD 20650
goods. There will be live music, a bake humor intended for mature audiences. To
Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage Links, 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
sale, crafters and vendors, local wine, beer purchase tickets online, visit www.new-
Ham, Bacon, Creamed Chipped Beef, The MedStar St. Marys Hospital Auxilia-
and all you can drink lemonade, tea or cof- towneplayers.org/tickets.html.
Sausage Gravy, Hot Biscuits, Spiced Ap- ry will host the second day of their popular
fee. Proceeds benet Camp Maria Retreat
plesauce, & Grits. Drink: Assorted Juices, $6 Sale from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.
Milk, & Coffee. Funds from this event
Centers charitable works, community Monday, October 9 10 in the hospitals main lobby in Leon-
events and facilities.
go to the Volunteer Fire Dept, & Rescue Popular $6 Sale at MedStar St. Marys ardtown. New jewelry, accessories, kids
Squad to keep community safe. Spon- Hospital items and more will be sold at $6 each.
Color and Light Society of Southern
sored by: 2nd Dist. VFD&RS. More Info 25500 Point Lookout Rd, Leonardtown, The public is welcome. Get an early start
MD
Call: 301-994-9999 MD 20650 on your holiday shopping with funds ben-
Sotterly Plantation, Hollywood, MD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM eting the Auxiliarys volunteer efforts at
12 Noon - 4:00 PM
Zion UMC Church Anniversary The MedStar St. Marys Hospital Auxil- our non-prot hospital.
Color and Light is displaying art for view-
Zion UMC, 21291 Three Notch Rd, Lex- iary will host their $6 Sale from 9 a.m.-
ing and purchase during the Riverside
ington Park, MD 20653
Winefest at Sotterly. The display is in the
5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, and 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesay, October 11
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday, Oct. 10 in the hospitals main
barn. www.colorandlightsociety.org Scooper Night at Brusters Ice Cream
We welcome you to join us for our Church lobby in Leonardtown. New jewelry, ac-
Brusters Real Ice Cream 23825 Mervell
Anniversary at one or both services either cessories, kids items and more will be
Our Lady of the Waysides Apple Dean Road, Hollywood MD
at 10:30am or 3:00pm. sold at $6 each. The public is welcome.
Festival 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Get an early start on your holiday shop-
37575 Chaptico RD Chaptico MD 20621 Stop by for your favorite treat, order your
50th Blessing of the Fleet ping with funds beneting the Auxiliarys
12 Noon - 5:00 PM special occasion cakes ahead of time
21804 Coltons Point Rd., Bushwood, volunteer efforts at our non-prot hospital.
Our Lady of the Waysides annual Apple or purchase gallons of your favorite ice
MD 20618
Festival offers local seafood- crab cake cream. You can even purchase a coupon
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM SMAWL Low Cost Clinic
sandwiches, fried and scalded oysters, book for future purchases or as a gift.
50th Blessing of the Fleet -Two Band (Still St. Marys Fairgrounds
crab soup, BBQ, burgers and more. Des- Brusters will donate a % of sales dur-
Standing with Lynwood Taylor on Guitar 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
serts include apple pie and apple dump- ing the hours of 6-8 PM to the Ladies
& Rockin Blues Vocals and THE Fabu- Low cost clinic. Rabies Vaccinations $15.
lings. There will be apples for sale, local Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer
lous Hubcaps)The Reggie Rice Magic Distemper Vaccinations $10 Microchip-
vendors with a variety of crafts and prod- Fire Department. Please come out and
Show, Kids Magic Shows, Kids Puppet ping $30. www.smawl.org/
ucts, games for children, Silent Auction, support your Fire Department. Thanks
Shows, Pony Rides & Animal Display,
Bingo and live music by Monkey Busi- in advance!!
Rock Climbing Wall, Moon Bounces,

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St. Marys Department of Aging


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

Programs and Activities


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

CSM Wellness Clinic Day of Pink Crafting with Deb Wine Cork Art
The College of Southern Marylands Northern Senior Activity Center The Garvey Senior Activity center Every wondered what to do with all
Nursing Program will provide a free will be offering a craft class with Deb those wine corks you have been saving?
wellness clinic at the Northern Senior Friday, October 13 on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. Deb At The Garvey Senior Activity Center
October is Breast Cancer Awareness
Activity Center on Thursday, Oct. 12 will guide you in creating beautiful on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 1:30 p.m. you
Month. In honor of our loved ones that
at 9-11:30 a.m. As a tribute to Hallow- marble mugs for your home or to give will personalize your own letter using
have battled this disease, we at the North-
een, the theme of this clinic is Para- as gifts. The fee for this class is $2. different wine corks. We will provide
ern Senior Activity Center are asking
sites and Pathogens. Presentation top- Payment is due at the time of reserva- the wine corks all you have to provide
that members wear pink on Friday, Oct.
ics include MRSA, Diseases Making a tion. Class size is limited so register is the letter of your choice 12 or larger.
13 to show their support. In addition, we
Come Back, Parasites in your Food, early. To make reservations call 301- While you are working on your master-
will collect names of loved ones that have
and Rabies. Health checks include 475-4200, ext. *1050. piece we will provide you with some
fought breast cancer and will use them
blood pressure, height and weight, sparkling cider and cheese! The cost for
to decorate our Pink Strong table. If you
heart rate, and the ever popular germ
would like to bring in a photograph of a AARP Safe Driving this program will be $2. Payment is due
detector. Drop-ins are welcome; prior The next AARP Safe-Driving course at the time of reservation. Class size is
loved one to display, please bring a copy
sign up is not required, so come on by will be held at the Lofer Senior Activ- limited so register early. To make reser-
of the photo, not the original.
for this free event! ity Center on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from vations call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (with an hour lunch
Skit Group Forming Day of Pink Barn Star break at 11:30). This program includes Mystery in the Library &
If you like to ham it up a little, come Northern Senior Activity Center emphasis on roundabouts, pavement Luncheon
to an interest meeting at the Lofer Friday, Oct. 13, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $45 markings, stop-sign compliance, red- Come join us at the Garvey Senior
Senior Activity Center on Wednesday, Mothers, daughters, and granddaughters, light running, and safety issues such Activity Center on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at
Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. This group will be come celebrate our Day of Pink by par- as speeding, seat belt and turn signal 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for a mystery lunch! The
performing amusing skits before the ticipating in our intergenerational paint- use. The cost is $15 for AARP mem- other night in the library, when many
Thursday Lunch Connections (fourth ing event. The Northern Senior Activity bers, $20 for non-members, payable to characters were out of their books en-
Thurdays) at Lofer. No scripts, no Center will host Southern Maryland Wine AARP on the day of class. Pre-regis- joying a sojourn in the night air, a crime
tech work- all that is required is a bit & Design as they lead a painting event for tration is required and can be accom- was committed, grim and grave, right in
of humor and attending a few practices participants age 18+ on Friday, Oct. 13 at plished by calling 301-475-4200, ext. our own library. As a result his Majesty
during the month. If you nd this ap- 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn to paint a fall foli- *1658 (must press the star key) or stop Henry VIII that famous monarch from
pealing, or are just curious, well see age scene (with pink leaves of course) on by the registration desk at Lofer. If the English history books has disap-
you on Oct. 11. For more information, a rustic barn star. This piece is both stun- you wish to order a lunch from the cen- peared. Gathered at the party are the
or to sign up, call 301-475-4200, ext. ning and fun to make with special ladies ter, the cost is $6 if you are under 60 characters that were present in the li-
*1658 or stop by the Lofer reception in your life. The cost is $45 and is due at and by donation for those 60+ years of brary at the time of the nasty deed. For-
desk. sign up. Though we are accommodating a age. Lunch can be ordered at the same tunately Master Sherlock Holmes will
larger group, space is limited. To sign up time you register for the class. be there to investigate, so the perpetra-
Breast Cancer Presentation with payment for this event in advance, tor of this heinous crime will no doubt
October is the month dedicated to please visit the front desk. For availability
call 301-475-4200, ext. *3101.
YES Cycling on the Trail be revealed as the morning proceeds.
breast cancer health. While you cant On Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. You will help question the characters
prevent cancer, there are things you the Northern Senior Activity Center and mingle with them as you become
can do to help reduce your risk for R&B Line Dancing will have a cycling event on the Three part of the investigation! Lunch will
certain types. Do you know how to A NEW session is starting for this fun Notch Trail brought to you by the YES be served as part of this mystery party.
choose healthy habits? What are some class on Mondays, Oct. 16-Nov. 20, at 1:30 Cycling Program. Each ride is custom- Dress up as your favorite storybook
characteristics that increase the risk of p.m. at the Garvey Senior Activity Center. ized to the needs of the group and is led character and your name will be entered
developing cancer? These and other If you have ever wanted to learn some of by Dan Donahue, experienced cyclist into a drawing for a gift basket! Lunch
burning questions will be discussed the line dances that are all the rage right and volunteer bicycle trip leader. The for the day will be meatloaf, mashed po-
when the Breast Health Navigator now come on in and join us! We will be Northern Senior Activity Center has tatoes, gravy, seasoned greens, dinner
from Health Connections comes to taking it step by step and learning dances three bicycles and one trike available to roll, peach crisp and pineapple juice. A
the Lofer Senior Activity Center on like the Cupid Shufe or The Wobble. The borrow for the trip. The center does re- donation toward the cost of your meal is
Thursday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. Call 301- cost per class will be $12 for all 6 classes quire that all participants wear a helmet appreciated if you are 60 years of age or
475-4200, ext. *1658, or stop by the payable to Marie Bond; payment is due at and carry a cellphone on the ride. To older. For those under 60 the cost of your
reception desk to secure your place at time of reservation. Call the Garvey Se- sign up for the ride or to reserve a cycle, meal will be $6. To make reservations
this session. Free. nior Activity Center at 301-475-4200, ext. call 301-475-4200, ext. *3103. call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050.
*1050 for more information.

ters, numbers, and symbols to win fun Adult computer classes are limited to
prizes! Siblings are welcome from 3 ages 16 and up. Registration required
Southern Maryland Math
p.m. to 3:30 p.m., registration required on www.stmalib.org. Circle
on www.stmalib.org. Lexington Park Library will hold
Southern Maryland Math Circle on
Preschool Science Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to
Microsoft Ofce: Explorers: Light and 12 noon. The Southern Maryland Math
Introduction to PowerPoint Shadows! Circle provides fun, fascinating math
Lexington Park Library will hold a Charlotte Hall Library will hold Pre- activities to middle- and high-school
Microsoft Ofce: Introduction to Pow- school Science Explorers: Light and students (and their families!) Run by the
BINGO for Kids! erPoint class on Monday, October 9 Shadows! On Monday, October 9 from faculty at St. Marys College of Mary-
Lexington Park Library BINGO for from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Learn the basics 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Shadows are so mys- land, this monthly gathering is sure to
Kids on Monday, October 9. Ages 3 6 of creating multimedia presentations terious! Join us to learn all about how inspire a love of mathematical explora-
will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. Ex- shadows work, why different things tion to everyone who comes. Snacks will
and ages 7 10 will be from 3 p.m. plore how to animate presentations us- have different shadows, and take home be provided. No registration required.
to 3:30 p.m. Try your luck in our kid- ing various effects. Prerequisite: Basic a cool outline of your own shadow. For
friendly version of Bingo. Match let- skills in using the mouse & keyboard. ages 4-8, registration required.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 The County Times Entertainment 25

Sotterley Hosts 15th


Riverside Wine Festival

By Mathew Robison 94 acres rely on events like these, as


County Times Intern well as generous donations and grants
from the local community, investors,
Few events in St. Marys County and philanthropists, as well as count-
hold as much anticipation (for your less hours spent by volunteers to
palate) and enjoyment (for your other keep this spectacular site a living and
senses) as Sotterley Plantations own breathing part of history.
wine fest! This year will be Sotterley The sites original 7,000 acres was
Plantations 15th hosting the event of- granted to James Bowles in 1699, with
cially called Riverside Wine Festival. the plantation house being the rst
In addition to over 20 wine vendors structure built in 1703. This makes
coming from as far away as Clearwa- Sotterley older than Monticello, Mount
ter, the event will also be assembling Vernon, and Buckingham Palace. The
20 plus artisans, four bands, and a host plantations owners namesake, Her-
of other food and craft beer vendors. bert Sotterley, held this exquisite lo-
The gala runs October 7th and 8th cation from 1910 until his passing in
from noon to 5 p.m. A parking fee 1993. His daughter, Maybelle Ingalls,
of $2 cash will be charged upon en- founded the Sotterley Foundation in
try. Your $25 ticket into the wine fest 1961, forever preserving the stunning
will include a tasting glass and tasting vista we know and love today.
samples from attending vendors. Des- This local Maryland vintners gala
ignated drivers may enter the planta- not only supports and sustains Sot-
tion for $20. Children ages 6 to 20 will terleys grounds and buildings, but
be $5, and children 5 and under are the local community as well. Sotterley
free. Those who are Sotterley mem- Plantation has been organically grow-
bers will pay $15 at the gate. Valid ing enough food to donate over 30,000
Identication is required for all entries pounds of produce to local food banks
into the event. and pantries since 2013. In addition,
We wanted a fresh take on our 15th 4,500 school children a year are en-
year at Sotterley Plantations wine riched and inspired through Sotter-
fest, says Nancy Easterling, the exec- leys interactive learning and educa-
utive director at Sotterley Plantation. tion programs.
Instead of the event centered around The plantation also gives back with
the mansion, everything will be fo- over 10,000 guests a year enriched and
cused around the historic core of the engaged by special events and historic
plantation. presentations at low or no cost to the
That includes pristine historical public. Additionally, four years of im-
buildings and authentic structures proved environmental stewardship has
spanning from the 17th, 18th, and early decreased sediment run-off into the
19 th centuries that provide the same Potomac River and local waterways
elements, but can be taken in from a by 80 percent.
new vantage point, said Anna Har- Essentially, Supporting Sotterley
rison, marketing director at Sotterley. supports the local community. East-
Guests can step back in time and enjoy erling states. You can lend your own
all of the historical and cultural pre- support by coming on down to Sotter-
sentations that this property has me- ley Plantation the weekend of October
ticulously maintained. 7th and 8th, and take in this rich, histor-
According to Easterling, wine fest is ical vista in support of Sotterley, the
hands down Sotterley Plantations big- local community, and the states local
gest event of the year. The plantations wineries.
GA M E S
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fu
& WORD SCR AMBLE
Rearrange the letters to spell something pertaining to the Trac

T P U E N A

CLUES ACROSS 49. Dad 11. Shuttered


50. Peytons little bro 12. Cereal plant
1. Corpuscle count (abbr.) 51. Flawless 13. Senior ocer
4. Longtime sports 55. Judges 19. Sportscaster Patrick
columnist Cook 58. Expressed ones 21. What day it is
9. Tributary of the Rio displeasure 24. Petrels with saw-
Grande 59. Immature toothed bills
14. Geological time 60. PBS interviewer 25. Bumps in the road
64. Hat 26. Stars

Kid'S Corner
15. About ilium
16. Religion 65. Cover with wood 27. Riding horses
17. Beverage holder 66. Acts dejectedly 31. Swamp plant
18. Its largest city is Fargo 67. Perform 32. Type of bear
20. Attaches muscle to a 68. Where people store their 34. Style of cuisine
bone tools 35. Home of the Flyers
22. Hindu queens 69. Sulfuric and citric are 36. Serious-mindedness
23. Sir __ Newton two 40. Velvet Underground
24. Developments 70. Long-term memory album
28. British thermal unit 41. Highly important
29. The Ocean State CLUES DOWN 45. Winged
Word Find

30. Smell 47. Cultured


31. Line 1. Muscles that control 48. Fastened
33. Seizure eyeball movement 52. ___ Royce
37. Where vets are tended 2. Hillsides 53. Wreath
to 3. The dried leaves of the 54. Excessive uid
38. Goddess of the dawn hemp plant accumulation in tissues
39. Pear-shaped fruit 4. Used to see far away 56. Synchronizes solar and
41. Taxi things lunar time
42. Where injured 5. Inventor Musk 57. Ninth month
ballplayers end up 6. We all need it 59. Deployed
43. Preceding period 7. __ King Cole 60. Cycles per second
44. Uncovers 8. Earthy pigment 61. Expresses surprise
46. Smudge 9. Stringed instrument 62. Mythological bird
10. A language of the Inuit 63. Open payment initiative
Puzzle Solutions
Last Weeks

Word Scramble: WHEELS


Thursday, October 5, 2017 The County Times Contributing Writers 27

The Last Chicago Boss


By Terri Schlichenmeyer
by Peter Big Pete James with Kerrie Droban

If you could open the throttle some It ended with a battle against an enemy that almost al-
Just a little more juice, more pedal, kick things up a ways wins
notch, and the growl you hear would resonate from your Lets put this on the table now: there is absolutely not
feet up. More gas, and youd know what it was like to y one PC thing inside The Last Chicago Boss. Many
with no concern for potholes or stop signs. A little more people may nd this book offensive, in fact: women, for
throttle although, as in The Last Chicago Boss by Pe- example, are called broads, and thats one of the nicer
ter Big Pete James with Kerrie Droban, be careful you slurs youll nd here. The OMG is, after all, mostly white
dont get throttled yourself. supremacists, although author Peter Big Pete James
It started with a game called Risk. says he fought that.
Peter James was twelve years old and won. He won all For that, and for many reasons, reading this book isnt
games of strategy easily, in fact, so when his father asked easy. From the outset, it feels like standing inside one of
him what he wanted to be someday, James knew that those wind-tunnel money games: when the whole thing
the only answer was to be in control. starts, bits of story whirl around while you catch as much
His uncle showed him how xing the horses made a of it as you can. If theres not a crime committed on any
man rich. His mother taught him that you cant expect to given page, then youre reading a different book. Just
be number one if you dont expect it of yourself. James about everyone has a pseudonym (or two) and stories stop
learned to rig whatever he could; he went to college and, to and start.
rescue failing grades, used those talents to land an intern- A few pages in, though, this all seems intentional, as
ship in the ofce of the Wisconsin Speaker of the House. though we cant handle the whole tale, as if were being
He dealt drugs, disappeared for eight years, bought a new protected. James (with Kerrie Droban) tells too much but
Harley, and then gured out how to form a motorcycle you can sense theres a lot left unsaid.
club within a service club. So yes, its hard to read this book but impossible to look
James wanted to control Chicago; specically, he away, especially if you can handle what you nd here. For
wanted to be the Boss of Chicago, and hed do it in the True Crime fans, lovers of The Godfather, bikers, or any-
same strategic way hed won childhood games: by gain- one wanting a stick-in-your-brain story, The Last Chi-
ing trust with the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang and working cago Boss reads full-throttle.
his way through the ranks with intelligence, observation,
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Silken Threads
Silken threads, glistening, criss- spot in the sun, at least until I can see Saturday night last, during an af- ... Heard Swann say, let him alone I
crossing along the tips of the blades of her start to pant Then she will move fray at Bowlings store, Milestown, St. can settle him. Jim stood by the coun-
grass; thousands of them. I love this back to the shade with me for a bit. Marys County, James T. Blair was hit ter for a couple of minutes and then
sight as I sit in the front yard with The cycle then starts again as she on the head by Oscar Swann with a walked to the door. I heard the lick but
Mindy each early morning. The morn- heads out to another sunny spot fol- door-bar and is thought to have been didnt see who hit him. Blair did not
ing light has to hit the grass at just the lowing the path of the sun unlike me fatally injured. A Mr. Davis was also speak a word. Frank Bowling and Jim
right angle to see the shining spider who prefers my own spot in the shade. hit on the head with a beer bottle and Swann picked him up and laid him on
strands. If I am lucky I can also see all Now, as the sun is nearly overhead, a severe scalp wound inicted. Pistols the counter. The doctor came in to see
the other strands reaching down from all those beautiful threads are com- were red, but no one was hit. There him at the store. I went after the doctor
the tree limbs, some as high as 10 to 15 pletely gone at least to the naked had been a horse race in the afternoon and came back a little ahead of him.
feet, to the tips of the Iris stems or the eye, which means it is time to go back and the subsequent discussion of it Blair was under the in uence of li-
grass. You cant see the entire thread, inside and transfer my hand-written resulted in a ght, during which the quor. When Blair went to the door, his
only a few inches here and there which musings to type-written computer abovementioned casualties occurred. hands were down and I did not see him
catch the rays of the sun. The threads hard copy. I hope that you, my read- Mr. Blair is a prominent farmer of the advancing on anyone. Everything was
seem to be similar to one of those se- ers, enjoy my musings as I enter my 9 th seventh district. (Baltimore Sun, No- pretty lively-- drinking and goings on.
curity laser beam systems that are used year of writing this wandering column vember 15, 1888). Never heard Blair say anything. When
in museums, where if you trip one an for you. And yes, I know it does wan- Blair did not die. William Oscar Blair and Swann came into to the door
alarm will go off. That is also probably der and a few times may actually make Swann was charged with attempted together Blair had a hold of Swanns
the case here except that it must be a sense. Many silken threads have been murder. A preliminary hearing was arm. On cross examination this wit-
SEWS (Spider Early Warning System) created by writing each week. You held before Justice Joseph F. Morgan ness said, that Blair did not seem to
so they can hide from threats. each are a beautiful silken thread that on November 27. be pulling boy in. Didnt know whether
Slowly the shade creeps from where I treasure and hope to bring a smile to Ernest Blackistone testied: I was Blair red pistol or not.
I sit across the lawn, and the sparkling, when everything around us may seem at Bowlings store on the night of the Edward Yates testied: I was go-
dew-dropped threads start to disap- overwhelming. I love all the amazing dif culty I saw Mr. Oscar Swann ing out the door and met Mr. Blair
pear. All of a sudden I start to think, people I meet each day who ask, Are strike Mr. Blair with the bar of the and Swann coming in. I hadnt more
oh my, I walked through all those spi- you the one who writes that column in door. I saw Mr. Swann come out with than gotten out the door when I saw
der webs to get out to my spot!? And the County Times? I am sometimes the bar of the door in his hand. Mr. Swann with the bar I wondered what
then I start to itch all over. Well, it is hesitant to say yes, and also get a little Blair was standing in the doorway. that meant. I looked over and saw
their yard too, along with the millions ustered at times. You always wonder Swann struck Mr. Blair and knocked Blairs head pointed out of the door.
of ants, wasps, ground bees, moles, if people are enjoying it, and you may him down. When Blair fell, he fell Next I knew, Blair was hit and down
those odd-looking caterpillars, and not want to know if they are not (smi- dead as I ever saw a man I left Blair I said to Swann there, you have killed
of course a good amount of ticks and ley face emoji here). But, I do enjoy and with Mr. John Dean went after the the manNo one would own it. It was
chiggers which try to catch a ride in- writing for you and really do enjoy doctor. about 10, 10:30 or 11 oclock. Didnt
doors with me now and again. meeting each one of you and all those John Dean testied: I didnt see hear any more noise from Blair than
It would be interesting, and a little whom I have become dear friends with Swann strike Blair, but saw Swann and anyone else.
scary, I think to have X-ray vision through my words to paper. Thank you Blair when they came in the store from
to see only the insects and other life (heart emoji here). off the porch. When they got in store, To be continued.
teeming in and under the lawn. Nope, Swann jerked away from Blair. Dud-
never mind that thought. I really dont To each new days adventure, Shelby ley Davis was trying to push him in the
want to know. None of this seems to Please send your comments or ideas
to: shelbys.wanderings@yahoo.com
faze hound dog Mindy; who happily or nd me on facebook:
les down amidst all of this mostly in- Wanderings of an aimless mind
visible activity. She has her favorite

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