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CONTENTS Members of the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department gathered before the opening
ceremony for the 50th season of Calvert County American Little League.

LOCAL NEWS 3
COPS & COURTS 10
COMMUNITY11 FEATURE 13
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Thousands Raised in Chesapeake Beach Fire


By Guy Leonard April 4 interview. “We know it started
Staff Writer outside in the area of mulch near the
town homes.”
The Calvert County Board of County The two deceased have been identified
Commissioners was told Tuesday that as Wendy Welch, 52, and her 13-year-old
the community has raised $30,000 to granddaughter Stephani Link, however,
help families displaced in last week’s Nelson said that they have not been posi-
Chesapeake Beach fire that killed two tively identified by the Medical Exam-
people and displaced more than a dozen iner’s Office.
people. He said the positive identification
The community has also set up an ad of the deceased could come sometime
hoc grocery store in the Northeast Com- this week; medical records and DNA
munity Center as well as the American would likely have to be used to make the
Legion in Chesapeake Beach to assist determination.
fire victims. Investigators have stated the fire does
Chesapeake Beach Mayor Pat Ma- not appear to be suspicious. firefighters were from the North Beach be at $1,000,000. The Calvert County
honey said the community came together Fire marshals have not released any Volunteer Fire Department and all have Sheriff’s Office is providing assistance
quickly both during and after the crisis. other updates as of press time. been treated and released from the with the investigation.
“It was indeed a small town tragedy,” According to fire marshals reports the hospital. Monetary donations are still accept-
Mahoney told The County Times. “It North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Crews quickly learned there were at ed through the United Way of Calvert
was a sad day for Chesapeake Beach.” and surrounding companies were dis- least two residents who could not be lo- County at https://www.unitedwaycal-
Mahoney said assistance came from patched to 3889 Gordon Stinnett Ave for cated.  Subsequently, two residents were vert.org/donate-chesapeake-beach-fire-
their own businesses, their sister Town of the structure fire. Fire department units located deceased within the collapsed relief-fund.
North Beach and Calvert County at large arrived and located heavy fire conditions fire debris. Residents may also drop off monetary
quickly and in abundance. in multiple townhouses.  A second alarm Nelson said heavy winds were one ma- donations at the Chesapeake Beach
“The community came out in ways was requested bringing additional units jor factor in the rapid spread of the blaze. Town Hall located at 8200 Bayside
we never thought they would,” Mahoney from Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Approximately 17 people have been Road in Chesapeake Beach. Hours of
said. “Help came from everywhere.” counties.   displaced and are being assisted by the operation are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-
State Fire Marshals investigators Shortly after the arrival of the units a American Red Cross. It is reported by 4:30 p.m. After-hours donations can be
know where the fire started but have not collapse of the structure occurred.  Sev- witnesses that the fire started on the ex- dropped off in the secure drop box.
found out the exact cause of the blaze. eral firefighters were injured, all non-life terior of the building and therefore, there
“It’s still undetermined,” said Deputy threatening. Three firefighter’s sustained was no sprinkler and no smoke alarm guyleonard@countytimes.net
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Commissioners Begin Work on the Budget


Session Set on Paid Emergency Personnel
By Dick Myers The proposed recurring.
Editor rollout of the paid Hance said it was becoming “I need, I need, I need,”
service includes instead of “what can we afford.”
The Calvert County Board of County Commission- the purchase of five Hart promised a close review of some of the $10
ers (BOCC) has begun their review of the staff recom- vehicles, three am- million worth of proposed capital projects that will be
mended $310 million budget for the next fiscal year. It bulances and two paid for out of the operating budget. He questioned the
is $12.8 million more than the current fiscal year. chase vehicles, at a $100,000 allocated for carpet replacement at the Prince
A review of the budget at the April 9 BOCC meet- cost of $1.5 million. Frederick Library, $200,000 for engineering for a new
ing was led by Director of Budget and Finance The commission- HVAC system at the Hall Aquatic Center and almost
Tim Hayden and Deputy Director Lashon Bethea. ers have a work ses- $700,000 for tennis courts at Dunkirk Regional Park.
Hayden told the BOCC the recommendation to add 38 sion scheduled on At the April 9 meeting, the BOCC also received a
paid emergency medical services personnel was per- the proposal at their briefing from Director of Community Services Jenni-
haps the “biggest change in this year’s budget.” It will April 16 meeting fer Moreland on the $1.2 million proposed to be given
likely be the commissioners’ biggest budget decision. and made no deci- to so-called non-county agencies, many of which are
The additional $3.8 million for the emergency per- sions on April 9. non-profits.
sonnel, including paramedics, emergency medical tech- Of the $12.8 mil- Moreland said the decisions on funding were made
nicians and supervisors, are included in the portion of lion increase over by a 15-person committee made up of county em-
the budget that Hayden is calling discretionary, or over the current year, ployees who used a scoring system to decide whether
the base budget. But he noted, “It will shore up an im- $9.2 million would Director of Finance and Budget Tim to fund them and how much. Moreland said six new
portant service.” come from the Do- Hayden agencies were added this year: BAY Community Sup-
Director of Public Safety Jacqueline Vaughn was minion Payment port Services, Community Ministry of Calvert County,
more to the point, saying, “We don’t look at it as dis- in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT), which will total $60 mil- Farming 4 Hunger, Lifestyles of Maryland Foundation,
cretionary. It’s a need.” She said 70 percent of the time lion this year but will level off in several years. That Southern Maryland Community Resources and South-
there are no paramedics available within 10 minutes of prompted Commissioner Mike Hart to quip about the ern Maryland Tri-County Community Action. One
a call. “We are not able to keep up with it.” future, “Unless there are two or three more Dominions agency was removed.
Vaughn said the presented number of 38 new em- coming, it’s going to be tough.” The BOCC has a hearing on their recommended
ployees was under review. The plan would be to have Commissioner Buddy Hance noted about the desire budget scheduled for May 21 with adoption scheduled
full coverage for each election district. But Vaughn said to use Dominion revenue for non-recurring expenses, for June 4.
some companies say they don’t need the paid personnel that a lot of the $12.8 million increase, especially the
now. monies for the paid emergency service, are in fact dickmyers@countytimes.net

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Reaction Mixed at Special Tax Hearing


Chesapeake Ranch Proposal Aired
By Dick Myers want to know where all the money went, The speakers presented a mixture of
Editor it’s on the website, it’s in the office, all the support and opposition, including the con-
STDs. You can see where it all came in clusion that work needed to be done on the
The Calvert County Board of County and where it all went out. So last year we roads. “There is no other alternative,” said
Commissioners (BOCC) heard a mixed got one year, and we took in about a mil- Chris Moody.
bag of comments from the more than lion and we spent that million.” Speaker after speaker criticized past
two dozen people who spoke on the pro- He said there are 13 miles of primary decisions by the county not to take over
posed new Special Taxing District (STD) roads, 9.8 miles of secondary roads and the roads because they aren’t constructed
for Chesapeake Ranch Estates (CRE). 40 miles of tertiary roads, “what used to to county standards. And several speak-
The proposal from Property Owners As- be the dirt roads, the back roads, the less ers criticized the previous commissioner POACRE President Travis Scott
sociation of Chesapeake Ranch Estates traveled roads.” He said 33 miles of slurry board for denying the citizens the right to
(POACRE) calls for a new four- year STD seal was applied during a previous five- vote on forming a municipality. “With a how the money was spent, calling the road
that would assess property owners $275 a year STD. He explained, “You take either municipality you could take care if it (the work inadequate. “It’s an amateur opera-
year, $25 more than the current one-year a paved road or tar and chip and put a layer roads),” said past POACRE president Ed tion,” said Bob Conway.
STD. of liquid asphalt over it. It seals the road. It Harvey, who insisted the STD was needed. Scott also spoke during the public tes-
The public hearing was held April 9 at makes it look like asphalt.” Everett Baker noted that $20 million timony and defended the quality of the
the Southern Community Center in Lusby Scott said the extra monies from the $25 had been spent in previous STDs. “We work done previously. He said POACRE
with all of the commissioners in atten- increase ate needed in part to take on the are no better off than when we started,” he has a professional engineering firm doing
dance except Vice President Kelly McCo- extra responsibility of the community’s said in opposition to the STD. the work.
nkey. After the hearing the BOCC voted five dams. He said the extra monies still “They keep wanting more and more After the testimony, Commissioner
to keep the record open through Friday, won’t cover the total cost of the needed re- and it doesn’t seem to stop,” said Chip Mike Hart, who has lived in CRE, called
April 19. pairs to a 50-year-old dam. “It holds back Cooper. “We really aren’t getting our for a plan from POACRE “that shows us
Before the public comments, POACRE Mill Creek. If it lets go, there’s an emer- money’s worth.” how to get from A to Z.” He said a mu-
President Travis Scott gave a brief pre- gency plan. There are homes down stream Several speakers noted what they called nicipality wouldn’t have been the answer.
sentation on the more than dozen years of that. That’s not an amenity. That’s the triple taxation imposed on CRE, with He also praised the Dominion LNG
of STDs and the current proposal. “Every something that must be maintained.” the POACRE assessment, the STDs, and plant. “They have turned things around
dime that is collected for the STD goes Scott concluded by saying, “We’ve done then the county property taxes on top of financially,” he said.
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Event Venue Barn Approved tersection of Parkers Creek Road and Engineer Jeff Green said the plan
Route 765. Hurry Lane, which used to was for Parkers Creek Road to be used
be the roadbed for the original Route as the entrance and Hurry Lane the
4, runs in front of the shop, which most exit. But several residents who live
recently had been a boardinghouse and along Parkers Creek Road testified of
before that a general store, according concerns about pedestrian traffic along
to owner Barbara Harms. the road.
Harms purchased the property three In the end the board conditioned
years ago and renovated the old build- the approval on both the entrance and
ing. She said a barn on the property exit being off Hurry Lane. They also
wasn’t salvageable, so she had con- required one parking space for every
structed a new barn. “It’s beautiful. two attendees of an event. St. John said
Two local men built it by themselves, typically the events are family orient-
she said, adding, “It will be a perfect ed so more than one person arrives in
accent to my shop,” which is open only each car.
one Saturday a month. St. John admitted there were some
The event venue will be operated by problems with a test event run at the
Lash Bartenders, LLC, an event com- barn. One of those problems was noise
pany located in St. Leonard. Casey from the band, according to several
St. John, who owns the company, said neighbors. St. John agreed to the con-
there was a demand in the community dition that she would hold the noise
for a rustic barn in which to hold small level to the residential noise standard
Barbara Harms (left) and Casey St. John appeared April 4 before the Calvert County Board of events. instead of what would be allowed for
Appeals. St. John said there would be a park- commercial properties. She said only
ing lot for 24 cars and overflow park- DJs or small bands would be used.
By Dick Myers Port Republic. The 2,100-square-foor ing on two other parts of the property. With the conditions the board at
Editor facility would handle small weddings She said the parking would be orches- their April 4 hearing unanimously ap-
and parties with a maximum capacity trated by an attendant. Meals would be proved the Special Exception.
The Calvert County Board of Ap- of 80 people. delivered by caterers and drinks would
peals has approved a Special Excep- The barn is located behind the Shop- be provided by the host until the com- dickmyers@countytimes.net
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2019 General Assembly
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By Dick Myers
Editor
House Speaker Michael Busch
By Dick Myers nature. As the longest-serving
As the 2019 Maryland General Assembly concluded Editor House speaker in Maryland his-
at midnight on Monday, April 8, four of the five bills tory, Mike Busch dedicated his
requested by the Calvert County Board of County Com- A cloud hung over the final day life to serving both the Annapolis
missioners (BOCC) had been approved and await the of the 2019 Maryland General community and our state. His im-
signature of the governor, which is anticipated. Assembly with the unexpected pact won’t soon be forgotten.
The only bill that failed to make muster was the pro- passing the day before of Speaker  “Our thoughts and prayers are
posal to give the county authority to restrict disruptive of the House Michael Busch of with his family during this diffi-
persons from county property for more than the one day Anne Arundel County. Busch cult time.”
now allowed. County Attorney John Norris reported to died at the University of Mary- Republican Governor Larry
the BOCC on April 9 that the bill did not make it out land Hospital, where he had been Hogan said: ““This is a pro-
of the House Judiciary Committee. He said there were admitted for pneumonia. foundly sad day for Maryland.
some concerns that perhaps the bill should have been a Busch had received a liver Mike Busch was a giant in our
state-wide bill instead. transplant in 2017 and apparently government—the longest serv-
Norris said there also may be some consideration to contracted the pneumonia after a ing Speaker in our state’s history.
give the county the additional authority within the regu- follow-up procedure for the liver He cared deeply about improving
lations of the Department of Parks and Recreation, now trans plant. the lives of Marylanders, and his
being revised. He told the board he would work on a Busch, 72, was a collegiate legacy is evident in his many leg-
solution to accomplish what the county is seeking. football star who had been the islative achievements.
Bills that did pass give the sheriff authority to estab- longest serving House speaker in “Speaker Busch and I came Michael Busch
lish a Correctional Officers Bill of Rights and to rename the legislature’s history. from different sides of the aisle,
the correctional officers as correctional deputies. Norris Busch’s death prompted an but we often came together in the health of the Chesapeake Bay
said both bills passed the Senate and were ratified by outpouring of reaction from the best interests of the people of and its tributaries, and to ensure
the House of Delegates. Maryland’s political establish- Maryland. He served with the de- more families had access to op-
Also passing in the House and ratified in the Senate ment. His colleague on the Sen- cency and good nature of a teach- portunity. Mike also fought to en-
was a bill that would add the family of a volunteer who ate side, President Thomas V. er, a coach, and a family man. I sure marriage equality in Mary-
gives their life in the line of duty to the county’s Length “Mike’ Miller, who himself is be- was honored to know him and to land, and he worked to improve
of Service (LOSAP) benefit. ing treated for cancer, said, “My work closely with him. education and fund school con-
The final county bill that passed gives the county heart is broken for Mike Busch’s “On behalf of all Maryland- struction throughout our state.
$10.3 million in additional bonding authority. The mon- family, the State of Maryland, ers, the First Lady and I extend “But more than his legisla-
ies would be used for: and the Speaker’s extended fam- our heartfelt condolences to tive accomplishments, Mike was
• Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Depart- ily - elected officials and staff the Speaker’s wife, Cindy, their a dear friend – to me and to so
ment to purchase land for the new eventual replace- that he has been a mentor and daughters, Erin and Megan, and many colleagues he served with
ment of the current facility. coach to over his time in public all of his colleagues. He was and mentored in the Maryland
• Little Cove Point Road service. Mike has been a friend raised in Annapolis, he represent- General Assembly. We will miss
• St. Leonard Road widening for years and has led the state to ed Annapolis, and he will forever his counsel and his friendship
• A wastewater treatment plant new heights of environmentalism be remembered here.” deeply.
• Headworks Pumping Station Upgrade. and education, while ensuring Hogan ordered effective imme- “Today is a sad day for the
that a new generation of leaders diately, “Maryland flags will fly city of Annapolis, which he was
dickmyers@countytimes.net move our state forward. He was at half-staff in honor of Speaker so proud to serve, and our entire
a true model of a State Delegate; Busch’s distinguished life and State. My thoughts and prayers
he cared for every corner of the legacy until sunset on the day of are with Cindy, Erin, and Megan
state, but never forgot about the interment.” and the entire Busch family as
people he was elected to repre- Rep Steny Hoyer said, “The well his colleagues, constituents,
sent. I will miss him as a friend state of Maryland lost a true and staff. As we reflect on his life
and partner in state government champion today. Speaker Michael and legacy, may we continue to be
and I join all the state in mourn- Busch served his state with dis- guided by his spirit of bipartisan-
ing his passing.” tinction and honor and fought ship and service.”
Delegate Michael Jackson, who tirelessly for families through- Attorney General Brian Frosh
represents parts of Calvert and out our state. In an era of mean- said, “I am deeply saddened by
Prince George’s counties, said, spirited politics and irresponsible the loss of Speaker Mike Busch, a
“Our thoughts and prayers are ex- rhetoric, Speaker Busch was an great friend and colleague.  Mike
tended to the Busch family during example of civility, compassion, and I were elected to the House
this deep and dark time. Speaker and fairness. I will personally of Delegates on the same day in
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Thursday, April 11, 2019 The Calvert County Times Cops & Courts 9

County Seeks Rural Broadband Grant Monies Overnight Paving


Comcast to Partner in Venture Continues on MD 2/4
By Dick Myers all implementation of the project. Motorists Should Expect
The county or its ISP Partner will
Overnight Lane Closures
Editor
be the owner of any facilities con-
Calvert County is hoping to re- structed as part of the project. The Maryland Department of Transportation State
ceive some monies from a $2 mil- Klausner went on to report: Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is resurfacing
lion fund intended to support ex- “Staff is currently working with nearly three miles of northbound MD 2/4 (Solomons
pansion of broadband service in Comcast, who has agreed to be Island Road) between the Thomas Johnson Bridge and
rural areas. At their April 9 meet- an exploratory partner with the Coster Mill Bridge Road in southern Calvert Coun-
ing, the Calvert County Board of county, to identify projects that ty. The project is underway and will be complete by the
County Commissioners (BOCC) may qualify for financial support end of the month.
agreed to respond to a Request for under the RFI. By way of exam- Motorists can expect cones, barrels and single lane
Interest (RFI) to the state agency ple, two quick turnaround areas closures Sunday nights through Friday mornings be-
handling the grant, the Depart- have been identified for the pilot tween 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
ment of Housing and Community project; areas of Sixes Road and MDOT SHA’s contractor, Aggregate Industries, of
Development on behalf of the Of- Fig Point Road, both located in Greenbelt, will patch, grind, pave and restripe the road-
fice of Rural Broadband. Prince Frederick. Counties may way to improve ride quality. Approximately 27,000 ve-
Director of Technology Servic- apply for funding for multiple hicles use this section of MD 2/4 each day, but the traf-
es Joe Klausner told the BOCC: projects. The final project list Calvert County Director of Technology fic volume drops significantly overnight.
“The Executive Summary of the will be presented to the board for Services Joe Klausner While MDOT SHA and its transportation partners
RFI provides that (it) is expected consideration should the county’s work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work
that the applicant county will submission be considered favor- bility, “It’s an economic develop- zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her
have a strong incumbent service ably. The published financial ment issue. It could allow people driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look
provider (“ISP”) with whom the support limits under the RFI set to telecommute.” for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and high-
county will partner (“ISP Part- a cap of the lesser of 50 percent Commissioner Steve Weems way workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely.
ner”) in implementing the Proj- of project cost, or $100,000. How- said, “This is a positive initiative, Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands.  
ect. The ISP Partner will have ever, responding to the RFI does especially for citizens who are not For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, click on
the means and desire to provide not obligate the county to actual served (by broadband).” Road Ready, MDOT SHA’s electronic construction bro-
service to the county’s unserved work or costs associated with a chure. For a look at real-time commute conditions, log
rural residents and businesses. potential project.” dickmyers@countytimes.net onto md511.maryland.gov.
The county and the ISP Partner Commissioner President Tim
will be responsible for the over- Hutchins said of the grant possi- Press Release from MDOT

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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Blotter


During the week of April 1 – April 7 deputies of the tion plate from his vehicle. The value of stolen prop- The complainant advised sometime between April
Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,448 erty is approximately $100. 4th at 9:00 PM and April 5th at 8:30 AM an unknown
calls for service throughout the community. suspect(s) stole $15 in change, sunglasses and a pack
Theft: 19-18960 of cigarettes from her vehicle. The total value of sto-
Burglary: 19-18961 On April 3, 2019 Deputy Flynt responded to Skin- len property is $25.
On April 3, 2019 Deputy Freeland responded to ners Turn Road, Owings for the report of a theft. The
Long Beach Drive, St. Leonard for the report of a bur- complainant advised around 5:30 PM he noticed a Theft: 19-19337
glary. The complainant advised an unknown suspect male on his front porch. When he went outside to see On April 5, 2019 Deputy Gott responded to HG
opened the door of his residence, reached his hand what the man was doing, he was gone and so was his Trueman Road, Lusby for the report of a theft. The
through the doorway then left the scene. No damage granddaughter’s Hello Kitty bike. The value of the complainant advised sometime between December
was done and no property was taken. bike was less than $100. 2018 and March 16th an unknown suspect(s) stole his
registration plate off his boat trailer that was parked
Damaged Property: 19-19569 Theft: 19-19088 at the Mill Creek Marina. The cost of stolen property
On April 6, 2019 Deputy Burggraff responded to On April 4, 2019 Deputy Clark responded to Hun- is $50.
Balsam Street, St. Leonard for the report of damaged tingtown High School for the report of a theft that hap-
property. The complainant advised sometime between pened at Plum Point Middle School in May of 2018. Theft: 19-19376
9:00 AM and 6:00 PM an unknown suspect(s) shot 5 The complainant advised his daughter left her flute in On April 5, 2019 Deputy Wood responded to Ste-
holes in the windows of his house with a BB gun. The the band room in May of 2018. On May 11, 2018 she phen Reid Road, Huntingtown for the report of a theft.
estimated value of damaged property is $1,000. went to retrieve her flute but found that it was missing. The complainant advised sometime between April
The estimated value of the flute is $720. 4th at 5:00 PM and April 5th at 7:00 AM an unknown
Theft: 19-18397 suspect(s) stole two pairs of Beats by Dre headphones.
On April 1, 2019 Deputy R. Evans responded to S. Theft: 19-19108 The value of stolen property is $300.
Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick for the re- On April 4, 2019 Deputy Mason responded to the
port of a theft. The complainant advised sometime Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for the report of a Theft: 19-19517
between March 30th at 12:01 AM and April 1st at 7:30 theft. The complainant advised sometime between On April 6, 2019 Deputy Gott responded to Dock
PM an unknown suspect(s) stole $85 from a drawer in March 15th and April 4th an unknown suspect(s) stole DD at the Calvert Marina in Dowell for the report
her office. her brown wallet from her purse which contained her of stolen fuel. The complainant advised sometime
driver’s license, her military ID and possibly her birth between March 10th and April 5th at 4:00 PM an un-
Theft: 19-18679 certificate. known suspect(s) siphoned 120 gallons of fuel from
On April 2, 2019 Deputy Rzepkowski received a his boat. The value of stolen fuel is $360.
phone call in reference to a theft. The complainant ad- Theft: 19-19269
vised sometime between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM on On April 5, 2019 Deputy R. Evans responded to
March 31st an unknown suspect(s) stole the registra- Ketch Road, Prince Frederick for the report of a theft.

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Wheels to Wellness Helps Overcome Transportation Challenges


Helps the Elderly and Low-Income Get to Medical Appointments
Wheels to Wellness helps patients in the ride and will either assign it to The
need of roundtrip transportation for non- Arc SoMD or TCLE. The day of the
emergency medical appointments. Offi- ride, the patient is transported from his
cially launched in August 2018, Wheels or her home to the appointment, and if
to Wellness began as an agreement needed, transported home.
among Tri-County Council for Southern The Wheels to Wellness project be-
Maryland (TCCSMD), The Arc South- gan as a way to address transportation
ern Maryland (The Arc SoMD) and The challenges for elderly or low-income
Center for Life Enrichment (TCLE). The populations, especially those who live
program has provided more than 1,000 in rural communities. Wheels to Well-
trips in its first six months. ness offered 46 rides in its first month,
In 2018, TCCSMD, The Arc SoMD and more than doubled the services by
and TCLE entered into a partnership for September 2018, with 120 rides.
the pilot program. The program was nar- TCCSMD committed $60,000 for the
rowed to St. Mary’s and Calvert coun- projects to fund mileage rate charges,
ties, with The Arc SoMD and TCLE while The Arc agreed to commit to
acting as transportation providers, while $100,000 for staffing costs, vehicle ex-
requests were controlled by medical penses and other direct costs. By Janu-
centers MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital and ary 2019, 11,703.8 miles were driven, of   To find out more about Wheels to Press Release from Tri-County
CalvertHealth. which 1,042 were one-way rides. Mile- Wellness, visit https://tccsmd.org. Council for Southern Maryland
The project works by combining hos- age costs were $67,983.  
pital and human service providers to A 2014 study published by The Geron-
help people with disabilities or who are tologist reported that 3.8 million Ameri-
low-income find reliable transportation. cans miss a medical appointment each
Prior to the patient’s appointment, hospi- year due to transportation issues. And
tal staff request a ride through the “Ride about 1 in 5 people miss non-emergency
Roundtrip” software program. The Arc appointments because patients could not
SoMD acts as the dispatcher and accepts get to the appointment.

Legal Notice
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TOWN OF LEONARDTOWN, MARYLAND
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Sealed bids for construction of the Leonardtown Floating Dock Project will be received
by the Town of Leonardtown (“Town”), c/o Mrs. Laschelle McKay, Town Administrator,
$10 WALK IN NAIL TRIMS
at the Town Hall at 22670 Washington Street, POB 1, Leonardtown, MD 20650 until
10:00 a.m. May 7, 2019. Said bids will then be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids
received after the designated date and time will not be accepted under any circumstances. 301-769-2363
The Work is described in Bidding Documents prepared by GHD Inc. (“GHD”). In gener-
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Pet
Drawings and Specifications.
A pre bid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. April 18, 2019 at the Town Hall at 22670
Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Representatives from the Town and GHD
will be present to discuss the proposed project. Attendance by prospective bidders is
encouraged but not mandatory.
The issuing office for the bid documents is: Commissioners of Leonardtown, 22670
Washington Street, POB 1, Leonardtown, MD 20650. OF THE WEEK
Bid documents can be reviewed at either Town Hall or at GHD Inc.16701 Melford Blvd.,
Suite 330, Bowie, MD 20715.
MEET SOLOMON
The month of April is Prevention of
Digital sets of Bidding Documents may be purchased at the Issuing Office upon submis- Animal Cruelty Month. Stand up against
sion of a check or money order payable to Commissioners of Leonardtown in the amount animal cruelty, go orange and bring
of $20. If mailing of documents is requested, it will be done at cost. No refunds will be home an orange cat!
made for the return of Bidding Documents. Direct all questions regarding distribution
of Bidding Documents to Laschelle McKay, Town Administrator, 301-475-9791 or Solomon is looking for his furrever home
Laschelle.mckay@leonardtownmd.gov and wanted us to list his attributes! First off, he is a
beautiful ORANGE color. Solomon loves to rub up against you,
Direct all questions regarding bidding documents to Jason VerNooy, GHD, Inc., 240-206-
purr and give kisses but is not necessarily a lap cat. While he is
6843 (phone) 240-206-6811 (fax) or Jason.vernooy@ghd.com. Use subject heading for
all faxes and emails: Leonardtown Floating Dock. perfectly content to just chill and relax, his favorite activity of
all, is getting rubs and scratches all over! He is neutered and
No response will be given to questions received less than 7 days before the bid opening is up to date on all vaccines. Solomon’s adoption fee is waived
date.
for qualified adopters as our Pet of the Week!
Bidders are required to certify, under penalty of perjury, that bids have been prepared The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter is located at 5055 Hallowing Point
without collusion with other bidders, subcontractors, suppliers, etc. This certification is Road in Prince Frederick. We are open for adoptions Tuesday through
included with the Bidding Documents which each bidder must sign. Saturday. For more information about this week’s Pet
The Commissioners of Leonardtown reserve the right to reject any and all bids or propos- of the Week or any of our other adoptable pets please
als, and to accept any proposals deemed to be in the best interest of the Town. check out our website www.calvertcountyanimalshelter.
com or give us a call at 410-535-PETS (7387). Please
By Authority:
follow us on our Facebook Page @ Calvert County Animal
Laschelle McKay, Town Administrator
Shelter and Instagram @CalvertCountyAnimalShelter.
April 5, 2019
12 Feature The Calvert County Times Thursday, April 11, 2019

Solomons Volunteer Rescue


Serving the Southern Calvert
By Dick Myers
Editor

Although “Volunteer” is their middle name, it could


just as easily be “community.” Thus it was that mem-
bers of the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire
Department (SVRS&FD) showed up at Cove Point
Park on a Sunday morning (April 7) to help celebrate
the opening of the 50th season for the Calvert County
American Little League.
They arrived in their hook and ladder truck and sev-
eral other apparatuses. Members hoisted up onto the
hook and ladder a large American flag to hang over the
starting line of the parade scheduled for the occasion.
And then the call came in. There was a fire at the
Appeal Landfill nearby. The members pulled down the
flag and off they went to respond to the call. It was a
perfect example, indeed a metaphor for what they do –
always on call for the community.
The department as we know it today got its start on
January 1, 1955 as the Calvert County Volunteer Res-
cue Squad, with one vehicle, a 1950 Studebaker am-
bulance, housed in an unheated metal shed at the end
of the island near Bowen’s Inn, since destroyed by fire.
Today its first due area is one of the county’s largest,
running from just south of White Sands to the tip of the
island, including the Dominion Cove Point LNG plant. Firefighter Scott Standberg, Jr.
They run almost 4,000 calls a year, the majority being
rescue. sees the administrative side. He takes care of meeting to do away with all property taxes. So, they are doing
Before the department’s apparatus were dispatched with the board of directors and running the member- things to help us keep volunteers in the county.” He said
to the dumpster fire at the landfill, The County Times ship meetings as well. One of the vice president’s roles businesses also offer volunteer discounts.
talked to Chief Jonathan Dalrymple and Vice President at our department is unique in that I’m in charge of the The manpower situation is exacerbated in Solomons
Terry Johnson. President John Pardoe, Jr. was recuper- membership committee. All of the new members that by many of the volunteers leaving the area during the
ating from recent knee surgery and was unable to make come in, I interview them as part of the membership day for their jobs. Dalrymple said, “Some of my line
the event. Johnson was assuming two roles that morn- committee.” officers that are retired have helped me out during the
ing, not only as VP of the department but president of Recruiting has become a big responsibility for the day. I wouldn’t have anybody right now during the day
the little league, which has almost 750 members, many county’s volunteer emergency responders as growth because we’re all at jobs or shift work. If it wasn’t for
of whom were there for the opening day along with in membership in some instances has lagged behind my deputy chiefs, Joseph Ford and Thomas Yowell,
their parents or guardians. growth in calls, leading the county to propose begin- some days I don’t know what I would do.”
Dalrymple has been with Solomons for 10 years ning a paid cadre of paramedics and emergency medi- From its humble beginnings, according to a history
and before that was with Prince Frederick VFD for 10 cal technicians to supplement the volunteer ranks. of the department on the company’s website, “In 1955,
years. He explained the role of the chief: “I oversee all Johnson explained, “We do have a recruitment/re- operations were modified when a building (formerly
the operations side, budgeting along with the adminis- tention committee as well that aids it,” noting, “We’re Rubin’s Department Store) was purchased north of the
trative side, starting fundraisers, as you are at today and doing good. We have about 155 members. Our biggest island near the present location of Holiday Drive. Cal-
making sure that people have the right equipment. “ challenge is retention. It’s hard to keep them because vert Rescue Squad was assigned a radio frequency and
Johnson’s wife has been a member for 15 years, but some of the younger ones come in and they start getting all units were equipped with radios in 1962.”
he’s only been with them for three and a half. “I wanted families or they move away, go to college.” The history continues: “Locally, the need for fire
to do it a long time ago. My job just didn’t permit me,” Dalrymple explained some of the tools the county services became apparent necessitating addition of the
he said. He was a structural engineer in Rockville. has to retain members: “They offer day-care vouch- Fire Division to Calvert Rescue Squad in 1963. Prior to
Of course, the role of the vice president is to fill in ers. They also offer $2,500 towards the property taxes this, the closest fire companies were in Prince Frederick
for the president. The president, Johnson said, “over- on your home in Calvert County. They’ve started now (est. 1940), and North Beach (est. 1926). With the Fire
where if you get hurt in the line of duty, they’re trying Division came the need for a fire engine. This engine
Thursday, April 11, 2019 The Calvert County Times Feature 13

e Squad & Fire Department


was a 1963 International 550 GPM front-mount
pumper. The Fire Division became operational
on September 18, 1963.”
In December 1967, the department became
the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and
Fire Department. According to the history,
“The company’s fire and rescue mission was
expanded in 1974 to include water rescue and
firefighting when a fire / rescue boat was placed
in service.”
The company in the late 1970s purchased 7.9
acres of land at the corner of Dowell Road and
Route 765. A new firehouse with four bays was
built at the cost of $324,000. A two-bay addi-
tion was later added. In 1991 three acres was job just didn’t permit it, so I just started late in life
purchased on Cove Point Road for a substation. and decided to just make that jump. Our current dep-
But space is an ongoing problem that is leading uty chief, who was our chief before, Joe Ford, finally
SVRS&FD to seek a new larger station. Johnson said, convinced me to make that jump. I was scared to
“The facility we are currently in simply does not have make that jump, scared to go into a place I’ve never
the space we need. We have 19 pieces of apparatus. been to. I’ve never done anything like this in my life,
That includes all the ambulances, the fire apparatus, but I’ve wanted to do it. And the department opened
the rescue apparatus, and the various command units their arms to me and helped train me and get me
and the utility trucks. There just simply isn’t enough where I’m at now. I just do everything I can. I volun-
room to put in everything.” And he added, the building teer a lot of hours down there at Solomons, a lot of
is showing its age. hours at little league. I can’t thank Solomons enough
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Johnson explained, “I just love giving back to the such a big part of what they do. They also do the ma-
community. I wanted to do this when I was 18, but my jor events at Annemarie Gardens and Calvert Marine
Museum. And they have breakfasts with Santa and
The County Times will
the Easter Bunny, the latter this Sunday. feature Calvert Fire & Rescue
“Every December we do Santa runs where we take
Santa’s sleigh through all the communities in our Companies throughout 2019
first due. This year was a very rainy day. It wasn’t
the best one. And you’d could not believe the crowds MAY 9
that were out there to see Santa come through on a PRINCE FREDERICK RESUCE
sleigh behind one of our utilities,” Dalrymple said.
So, what’s the message to those potential recruits? JUNE 6
“You join, it’s a family. I have three kids and they NORTH BEACH FIRE & RESCUE
spend multiple times at the firehouse with me and to
just see the joy on their faces that daddy’s doing this JULY 11
to help people. It’s a brotherhood,” Dalrymple said, DUNKIRK FIRE & RESCUE
Johnson added, “My youngest right now is six.
All he does is play with fire trucks now. He lines AUGUST 8
them up at the house. I guess we’re starting our own CALVERT RESCUE DIVE TEAM
generations.”
Dalrymple explained, “It’s really a family. I don’t SEPTEMBER 12
think you can say it enough either. We take care of HUNTINGTOWN FIRE & RESCUE
each other. If somebody else has a family problem,
we wrap our arms around them, and we take care of OCTOBER 10
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Chesapeake Beach Easter Festival


16 Sports The Calvert County Times Thursday, April 11, 2019

n A
Fu& G ME S Free Boat Ramp Access
Provided to Chesapeake
there 12. Space station
41. Ridicules 14. Gene
43. Allied Powers vs. Central 19. Satisfy 2. __kosh, near Lake
Powers 23. Livid
Winnebago

Beach Residents
45. Produce 24. It comes after “et”
47. Ancient kingdom near 25. More (Spanish)
Dead Sea
49. Hebrew unit of liquid
26. Electronic data processing
27. Buffer solution to separate
3. When you hope to get
capacity
50. Type of sword
DNA and RNA
28. Primate
there
55. “Sin City” actress
56. Female reproductive cells
29. Scattered
34. Evergreen tree
4. Woman who followed
57. Afflicted
59. One point north of
35. What engaged couples
will say Bacchus
northeast
60. Garland
36. Barbie’s friend
37. Midway between south 5. Cause to become
61. Spiritual leader and southeast
62. Negative 39. A position from which entangled
63. Tooth caregiver progress can be made
64. Cheek 40. Showed up 6. Green veggie
41. Insecticide
CLUES DOWN 42. Type of milk 7. Stiff bristles
1. Form of “to be” 44. Verandas
CLUES ACROSS
1. Sacred bull (Egyptian
17. Type of horse
18. Volcanic craters 2. A hand has one 45. Annoyingly talkative
46. Abba __, Israeli politician
8. Pass in Alps
3. Thought

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myth.)
5. One-time European money
20. Type of graph (abbr.)
21. Supporters 4. Physical body 47. “Heat” director
48. Plant genus
9. Atomic #81
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8. Disfigure 22. North and South are two 5. Removes
11. Polish city 25. Spread 6. One who perpetrates
wrongdoing
51. Swiss river
52. Prejudice
10. A sharp blow
13. Move quickly on foot 30. Adjusted
14. Landlocked West African 31. Vietnamese offensive 7. Make one
8. Kate and Rooney are two
53. Actor Idris
54. Freedom fighters (slang)
11. Bears engage in it
country 32. Nazi architect
15. Used in aromatherapy 33. Nigerian peoples 9. __ Ladd, “Shane” actor
10. Makes fun of
58. Criticize
13. Prevents progress
16. The greatest of all time 38. When you hope to get
15. Young boy
17. A way to go on
18. Not good
21. A ballet enthusiast
23. Ad __
CLUES ACROSS 37. Della __, singer
24. Bar bill
1. Often romantic 38. Informed upon
27. A genus of badgers
composition 40. Type of house
29. “No __!”
5. Lunar term 41. Folk singer DiFranco
32. Get off your feet
10. California mountain 42. A baglike structure in a
34. Franklin was one
12. Spiral staircase pillars plant or animal
35. Removed
14. “Heat” director 44. Car mechanics group
36. Used to catch poachers
16. Tellurium 45. Belonging to us
39. Hit lightly
18. Gateway (Arabic) 48. Pack neatly
40. Crony
50. Forming the bottom
19. No (Scottish) 43. Stroke The Mayor and Town Council of Chesapeake Beach are pleased to announce that
20. Greek prophetess layer effective April 1, 2019 Town residents will be provided free access to the public
44. One who obtains
22. A team’s best pitcher 52. How fast you’re going boat ramps located at 3820 Gordon Stinnett Ave. “Providing enhanced services to
pleasure by inflicting pain
23. Bard’s way of saying 53. Sea eagles
on others residents, while increasing access to amenities in our beautiful Town, is a priority.”
“have” 55. Cool!
46. __ the ante stated Mayor Patrick J. “Irish” Mahoney.
25. Indigenous group of the 56. Military mailbox The town has owned the public boat ramps on Gordon Stinnett Ave. since 1992;
47. Greek letter
Philippines 57. Type of lawyer however, residents have paid the standard fee of $150 for a season pass and $10.00
49. “Wings” actor Steven per “In and Out” ramp access. During the February 21, 2019 Town meeting, the
26. Danish krone 58. Type of monk
51. Unhappy Mayor presented Resolution R-19-1 for Council Approval, eliminating ramp fees for
27. Type of squad 63. Respect due to an
ancestor
54. Hair-like structure Residents, with all Council members in full support.
28. Possesses 59. Pick up Residents may apply, in person, to receive their season pass at Town Hall Monday
65. Took to the sea
30. Part of the face 60. Type of transportation – Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Passes will be granted for boat trailers registered to Town
66. Members of a Semitic
31. Very small amount of 61. Worn with a suit Residents vehicles and rear-view mirror hangers for those transporting kayaks.
time (abbr.) people Residents can visit www.chesapeakebeachmd.gov or email info@chesapeake-
62. Something similar to
33. Churches have lots of 67. A way to march beachmd.gov to obtain the season pass application form. Proof of residency, vehicle
another already referred to
them CLUES DOWN 64. Farm state information and license required.
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Annemarie Garden to FUNd-raising Cruises


Hold a Magical Day for Non-Profits The biggest challenge today for more. These details will be discussed

Fairy & Gnome Home Festival Scheduled


nonprofits is finding the money to with the travel agent when you orga-
complete their mission. Nonprofit nize the cruise.
organizations are among the faster Current Fundraising Cruise in
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts growing sectors in the US economy.
Center in Solomons will be transformed Calvert County for Camp C.O.P.S
Presently, there over 1.4 million in There is a current fundraising
into a magical place of merriment on the United States that generate over
Sunday, April 14 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for cruise in Calvert County that helps
one trillion dollars. Nonprofits have support the Maryland State Police
the 9th annual Fairy & Gnome Home a huge impact on our community and
Festival. Families are invited to enjoy a Prince Frederick Barrack’s Camp
are making a difference in someone’s C.O.P.S c/o the Maryland Trooper’s
day full of natural play and imaginative life every day. These organizations
fun, with games, appearances by special Foundation. This Carnival cruise will
are all around us and you would be sail from Norfolk, VA on May 5, 2020
characters, whimsical craft activities, hard pressed to find anyone who has
unicorn rides, a baby animal petting zoo, for a 4-night cruise to the Bahamas.
not been touched in some way by a Anyone in the community can go on
unique photo ops, and a host of wonder- nonprofit organization.
ful entertainers. this cruise. Cabins with great prices
For several years I was a board are being held until May 3, 2019. A
Grab a guide and start a fantasti- member for Junior Achievement. We
cal journey along the wooded path on $300 deposit secures the booking and
were responsible for finding several the final payment is due March 2020.
a search for hidden fairy and gnome fundraisers each year that would gen-
homes. First stop, the Whimsical Wand Click on this link to get more infor-
erate the funds we needed to make the mation about this cruise. www.camp-
Station where the all-important fairy local program a success. JA’s purpose
wand finds you as you decorate a magi- copscruise.com
is to inspire and prepare young people The money raised from this
cal twig for your fairy and gnome hunt. to succeed in a global economy. JA
Visit the Fairy Lolly to climb, dance, cruise will directly support Camp
reaches nearly 4.9 million students C.O.P.S. This camp is designed to
explore, build, and dream. It’s a quirky each year in school classrooms in the
natural play space complete with a stage bring a better understanding of law
US. Our biggest challenge was find- enforcement activities to the youth
for little performers.  The Lolly is home ing a unique fundraiser, “the next big
to the Fairy Grove Mining Company, a Realty; Jane & Walter Grove; SMECO; of Calvert County and the camp is
thing” that would yield high profits, free to 100 middle-school children.
running water sluice, where little explor- Community Bank of the Chesapeake; be risk-free, and run itself! We did not
ers can mine for treasure to take home. Holiday Inn Solomons; and Lexington The camp will be staffed by law en-
know that fundraising with cruises forcement personnel and other adult
In the Stone Spire Circle, meet a Fairy Park Dentistry. This organization is sup- were profitable, easy to manage, and
Godmother who will enchant with sto- ported in part by the Maryland State volunteers.
fun to participate in.
ries and inspire creative puppet play. Arts Council (msac.org). What type of business can profit
Further along the path is Bubblelandia Entertainment Schedule on the Hun- Why are fundraising cruises from a fundraising cruise?
where little fairies and gnomes can twirl gerford Patio: successful? Any nonprofit organization who has
through a magical shower of bubbles • 11:15-11:45 a.m.:  Kristin Rebecca, The cruise industry is the fastest a 501c3 or 501c6 affiliation to be eligi-
with Marigold Bumbleroot to hand pan harp music growing segment of the travel indus- ble for this program. A “Fundraising
music by Joel Tuminaro. Gather a bucket • Noon-12:45 p.m.: Painted Trillium, try and everyone loves to travel! Each Cruise” is the perfect solution for all
of natural materials in Gnomeville and World, Celtic and Folk music year, 11 million people choose to go groups of any size. Organizations, big
find the perfect spot to build a fairy or • 1-1:45 p.m.; The Wild Irish Rose, on a cruise vacation and most cruisers and small, along with churches, sports
gnome house; and meet some Gnome Irish, Celtic music & dance, Bluegrass take another cruise within 12 months. programs, schools, youth groups, mis-
Friends along the way. Travel on to Tree- & Americana Fundraising cruises require very sion trips, associations, etc., can earn
topia to meet the Green Tree Man. Make • 2-2:45 p.m.: COSMIC Flute Choir, little time or effort from your staff high profits with this risk-free fund-
a piece of lovely leaf art to take home, flute choir arrangements other than promoting the cruise to its raising program.
then get your fortune told at the Fortune • 3-3:45 p.m.: Southern Middle School members & friends. The travel agent
handles all booking details for you How can your organization plan a
Tree by Madame Oblivia. Take a break Chamber Orchestra, classical, folk Fundraising Cruise?
on the Pixie Dust Patio, where entertain- pop variety and their services are free to the or-
ganization. Anyone in the community 1-Contact your travel professional
ers will delight with World, Celtic, folk, • Enjoy enchanting hand pan music and to set up a cruise and lock in cabin
flute and classical music. Step inside the more from Joel Tuminaro can go on the cruise and it helps your
nonprofit raise money. It’s absolutely, prices for 60 days
Murray Arts Building to the Dragon’s • Mark Giuffrida will entertain in the 2-Members of your organization
Lair to make a dragon egg and meet our Fairy Lolly with interactive music risk-free and easy to organize. It’s a
WIN-WIN. get the word out with newsletters,
forest friends in the Nature Nook where making emails, website, and social media.
you’ll learn some enchanting animal And there’s more! How much can your group raise 4-Members either call travel agent
facts.   • Meet the Green Man, the Bubble with a fundraising cruise? or can sign up on a link that from a
Guests are encouraged to get in the Queen, and the Fairy Godmother! For a four-night cruise, your non- website
spirit of the day by wearing wings, feath- • Meet all the sweet animals at Mary’s profit could raise an estimated $6700. 5-Travel Agency handles all book-
ers, capes, caps, etc. or visit the many Go Round Petting Zoo That amount would increase for a lon- ings, payments & details.
vendors to find just the right costume and • Take a magical ride on a Unicorn! ger cruise. A seven-night cruise could 5-You receive a check for your or-
props.  Face painting and tattoos will be • Shop the vendors in the Magical easily yield over $11k. ganization after the cruise has sailed.
available to add a little more magic. The Marketplace! Carnival Cruise Lines donates a to-
Magical Marketplace will provide an op- • Enjoy fabulous festival faire! tal of $8 per cabin, per day for each Paradise Travel Team Dream Vaca-
portunity to purchase fairy-themed trea- Admission to the festival is free for cabin booked. Paradise Travel Team tions is 5 -Star Google rated Travel
sures from participating vendors. There members, $7 for non-members, and free donates $20 for each cabin booked. Agency in Southern Maryland. A
are endless photo opportunities with for ages 2 and younger.  Purchase a Fast The cruise line also gives one berth full-service travel agency who is ex-
characters, a unicorn, or with any of the Pass ticket in advance to avoid the lines.  (1/2 cabin) for every 8 cabins booked. perienced in planning cruises, family
sweet baby animals at Mary’s Go Round Most activities a free with the cost of ad- This credit can be used for the group vacations, honeymoons & destination
Petting Zoo! Family-friendly food and mission. No pets and no smoking; this organizer to sail for free. (Taxes & weddings, and organizes fundraising
drink will be available including lunch is a rain or shine event. For additional port fees not included), or this credit options for nonprofit organizations.
fare, kettle corn, hand-dipped local ice information please call (410) 326-4640, can also be added to the funds raised. Website: www.ParadiseTravelTeam.
cream, and more. Spend afternoon and email info@annmariegarden.org, or visit Some organizations sell raffle tickets com.
create memories at this unforgettably www.annmariegarden.org. for a free cruise to increase funds and By Jeneva Lucianetti,
magical day at Annmarie.  there are other opportunities before Owner & Vacation Specialist at
The event is sponsored by Choice Press Release from Annmarie Sculpture and during the cruise to raise even Dream Vacations
One Urgent Care; Jan O’Brien, Kleponis Garden & Arts Center
18 Obituaries The Calvert County Times Thursday, April 11, 2019

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

Mary Ann Wells Wells, and 1 granddaughter Katherine


Hance (RJ) Reynolds. Also surviving
boat captain on “Kenrose” out of Deale.
He was a member of the Deale Elks and
are eleven great-grandchildren, Riley, enjoyed fishing and NASCAR.
Annabelle, Gracelyn, Emelia, Wyatt, Charles was preceded in death by his
Ellie and Brett Wells, Lane and Ethan wife Rose Grusholt in 2014. He is sur-
Reynolds, and Jackson and Bryce Wells. vived by his sons Scott B. Grusholt of
Expressions of sympathy in Mary Shady Side and Charles K. Grusholt, Jr.
Ann’s name may be made to Calvert of Edgewater, as well as grandchildren
Hospice, Huntingtown United Methodist Sean, Brandon and Jessica Grusholt.
Church, or Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Visitation will be Thursday, April 11,
Department. 2019m 2-4 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. at Rausch
Funeral Service will be Thursday, Funeral Home, -Owings, 8325 Mt. Har-
April 11, 201 at 11 a.m. at Huntingtown mony Lane, Owings, MD 20736. Guner-
United Methodist Church, 4020 Hunting al Service will follow atr 7 p.m. at the
Creek Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639. funeral home.
Interment will be at Miranda Ceme- Interment will be at MD Veterans
tery, 4000 Huntingtown Road, Hunting- Cemetery-Cheltenham, 11301 Crain
town, MD 20639. Highway. Cheltenham, MD 20623. father, Marguerite Caruso and Kenneth
Funeral arrangements were made by Phillips.
Rausch Funeral Home.
James Vivien Mr. Chenoweth was an electrician
working at Architect of the Capital in
Mary Ann Wells, 88, of Huntingtown,
Charles Kenneth Pitcher, “Tony” Washington DC. He loved fishing, hunt-
Maryland, passed away peacefully on ing, and eating crabs.
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at her home. She Grusholt Beloved husband of Barbara Che-
was born on February 16, 1931, in Hun- noweth, father of Debra C. Keene (Bri-
tingtown to Guy and Blanche Wilburn an), Robert Boswell, (Susan), William
and attended Calvert High School. After Boswell, (Mary Jane), and Linda Sad-
graduating high school, she married the dler. Grandfather of 15, Great Grandfa-
love of her life, Kenneth Wells, and they ther of 23, Great Great Grandfather of
were married for 65 wonderful years. three, he is also survived by his brother,
Both were life-long residents of Hun- Donald Dariano, (Barbara) and many
tingtown where they raised their family nieces, nephews, and cousins.
of two sons, Walter and Michael. Mary Memorial contributions may be made
Ann was a lifelong member of Hunting- to American Kidney Fund,11921 Rock-
town United Methodist Church. She also ville Pike, Suite 300., Rockville, Mary-
enjoyed singing with the church choir land 20852.
back in the day.  She enjoyed cooking James Vivien Pitcher, “Tony”, 81, of
Broomes Island, Maryland passed away Funeral arrangements were made by
and baking and even helping out with Rausch Funeral Home.
planting and stripping tobacco.  She was on April 3, 2019 at his home. He was
very proud of her awards for her prize- born in Broomes Island on February 9,
winning African violets and crocheted 1938 to the late C. Vivian and Ella F. Barbara Jean Sprecher
clowns. She always had a smile on her Charles Kenneth Grusholt, 86, of Pitcher.
face and was always a good friend in Ocean City, MD and formerly of Up- Tony was a member of IBEW Local
need. per Marlboro, MD passed away April 26 for 50 years, and a life long water-
She was preceded in death by her 5, 2019. He was born February 7, 1933 man. He was a devoted family man, and
husband, Kenneth M. Wells, her par- in Washington, D.C. to Willie Duro and loved to tease his grandchildren. He
ents Guy and Blanche Wilburn, and her Martha W. (Tippett) Grusholt. Charles leaves behind many genuine friends.
sisters Janelle Stafford and Norma Lee was raised in Waldorf and following He is survived by his wife of 62 years,
Gott. She is survived by her 2 sons, Wal- high school he joined the United States Jacqueline E. Pitcher, father of Mark
ter (Susie) and Michael (Robin) Wells; Air Force. He was employed as a fire Pitcher, Lori McCarty (Jeff), Melissa
5 grandchildren: 4 grandsons; Kenneth fighter with the Federal Government, Brooks (Teddy), Robert Pitcher, (Kim),
Duke (Christie), Kevin Louis (Ashleigh), working primarily out of Andrews Air and the late James Pitcher. Grandfa-
Charles Louis (Katie) and Jason Michael Force Base. Charles was also a charter ther of: Jeffrey, Christopher, and Robert
Denton, Kelly Kolb, Rachel, Amanda
and Anthony Pitcher, Samantha Mc-
Carty and adopted Granddaughter Ol-
ivia Sylver. He is also survived by his
Now Offering... Great Grandchildren: Thomas and
Gabriel Denton and Aiden and Paxton Barbara Jean Sprecher, 73, of Hun-
Schwenk., and his sister, Shirley Waters. tingtown passed away April 1, 2019 at
RAUSCH CREMATORY P.A. Memorial contributions may be made Asbury Solomons from complications
to St Leonard Fire Department. 200 of ALS. She was born January 14, 1946
Calvert County’s Calvert Beach Road, St. Leonard, MD in Hagerstown, MD to the late Charles
ONLY On-site Crematory 20685. David Sr. and Margarette (Steele) Betts.
Funeral arrangements were made by Barbara was a Navy wife and mother and
Rausch Funeral Home. a consummate shopper with extremely
Where Heritage and Life are celebrated. good taste. Barbara was the Meals on
Wheels coordinator for central Calvert
Serving Calvert, Anne Arundel, St. Mary’s, and Prince George’s Counties John Hubert County for over 10 years. She was in-
Lusby Owings Port Republic Chenoweth, Jr volved in 4-H with her daughter’s and
continued to support 4-H by registering
20 American Ln. 8325 Mount Harmony Ln. 4405 Broomes Island Rd. John Hubert Chenoweth, Jr., 83, of projects in every fair in Calvert County
410-326-9400 410-257-6181 410-586-0520 Heathsville, Virginia passed away on until 2018. Barbara was a member of the
April 2, 2019 at his home. He is pre- Calvert County Council on Aging and
www.RauschFuneralHomes.com ceded in death by his mother and step a representative and member at large
Thursday, April 11, 2019 The Calvert County Times Obituaries 19

to the Board of Child Care Auxiliary, and Edgar Carrico of Laurel, MD.
where she wrote birthday cards every Funeral arrangements were
month to the kids for over 20 years. She made by Rausch Funeral Home.
was the president of Emmanuel Church
United Methodist Women and the presi-
dent of the American Legion Auxiliary Brian Keith Phipps, Sr.
Unit 85 for over 10 years. Barbara also
volunteered at Calvert Churches Com-
munity Food Pantry, where she prepared
bags of food for less fortunate county
residents. Barbara was employed with
Calvert County tourism at Chaneyville
Road and Solomons Center, retiring in
21017.
Barbara is survived by her husband
Robert Edward Sprecher, daughters
Marsha Anne Smith and husband Tim-
my of Huntsville, AL and Heather Renee
Wheaton and husband Dirk of Keller,
TX, grandchildren Max and Huntter
Smith and Drew Wheaton. She was pre- James and Helen Mills of St. Leonard, the race track and watched the cars run
ceded in death by her brother Charles MD; his siblings, Judith Marie Wallace especially his favorite car a 69 Camaro.
David Betts, Jr. and brother-in-law, Dunnell Wallace of He also enjoyed traveling with his family
Memorial contributions may be made NY, Brandon Mills and sister-in-law and friends and going on cruises.
to Emmanuel UM Church, PO Box 484, Brian Keith Phipps, Sr., 44, of Bran- Kristen Mills of Mechanicsville, MD He worked in Security for many years
Huntingtown, MD 20639; 410-535-3177; dywine, MD passed away suddenly and James O’Connor and sister-in-law in several different stores and shopping
Link: http://eumchuntingtown.org/ or March 29, 2019 at University of Mary- Kathleen O’Connor of Baltimore, MD; centers around the Washington DC area.
Calvert Churches Community Food land Charles Regional Medical Center. and nieces and nephews, Keerstyn, Ken- In his later years, he worked with his
Pantry, 100 Jibsail Drive, Prince Fred- He was born February 19, 1975 in Prince neth, Kennedy, Harper and Ciara. father in the family owned HVAC and
erick, MD 20678; 410-414-7474;Link: Frederick, MD, the son of Charles Ed- Funeral arrangements were made by Fuel Oil Business.
http://www.cccfp.org/ ward Phipps, Sr. and Linda Diane Railey Rausch Funeral Home. Nate is survived by his son, Charles
Funeral arrangements were made by Phipps. Brian attended Calvert County
Nathan Roscoe Sherman, his Father,
Rausch Funeral Home. schools and was a 1993 graduate of
Northern High School. He was formerly Charles Nathan Charles “Butch” Sherman, sister, Dawn
Brash and her daughter Sabrina Harbin.
Olive A. Peters employed with Big Stuff Refuse Compa-
ny of Capital Heights. Brian enjoyed mu-
“Nate” Sherman He is also survived by Aunts, Frances
Charles Nathan “Nate” Sherman, 49, Sherman and Robin Anderson, and an
sic, motorcycles, and cars. His greatest
of Forestville, Maryland passed away on Uncle, Dennis Sherman.
pleasure was spending time with family
March 28, 2019 in Washington DC. He Memorial contributions may be made
and friends and making them laugh.
was born on June 12, 1969 in Baltimore, to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospi-
He was preceded in death by his
Maryland to Charles D. “Butch” Sher- tal, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis,
mother Linda D. Phipps, brother Charles
man and the late Audrey E. Sherman. TN 38105; Link: https://www.stjude.org/
Phipps, Jr. and sister Angel Phipps.
Nate always had a fascination with Funeral arrangements were made by
Surviving are his father Charles E.
motorcycles and cars and would go to Rausch Funeral Home.
Phipps, Sr. of Chesapeake Beach; chil-
dren Brian K. Phipps, Jr. of Brandywine,
Alize, Jesse and Tanith Phipps of Lusby,
step children Brooke and Zahkia and
Honor the memory of your cherished
grandson Noah Proctor all of Lusby,
sisters Sherri Phipps–Boarman and her A Tribute to the Loved One withonefriends,
by sharing the story of their life
neighbors and associates
husband David and Margaret Stokes and
her husband Mike all of Chesapeake
Beach.
Whose Memory Lives here in the community.

For details and to place


Olive A. Peters, 88 of Chesapeake A memorial service will be held at On Forever Lynda J. Striegel
in Your Heart call 301-373-4125
your notice of remembrance,
Beach passed away March 31, 2019 at 3:00 P.M.  April 14, 2019 at Northeast REVOCABLE LIVING TRUSTS • BUSINESS LAWfor assistance.
her residence. She was born December Community Center, Room C, Chesa- WILLS • PROBATE ADMINISTRATION
4, 1930 in Conemaugh Township, PA to peake Beach.
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George and Florence (Reckner) Carrico. Those wishing to assist the family
Olive was a professional seamstress, with expenses may make contributions SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS FOR DISABLED INDIVIDUALS
wife and mother. Her faith was very im- to the funeral home. Lyn speaks to many groups regarding Estate Planning & would
portant in her life and she was a lifelong   be happy to speak to yours. Lyn also offers complimentary
member of the Nazarene Church.
She was preceded in death by her Matthew Paul Mills Estate Planning Classes the Third Wednesday of Each Month
at 11AM at 8906 Bay Avenue • North Beach, MD 20714.
parents, husband Jackie Peters and two Matthew Paul Mills, 37, of St. Leon-
brothers and two sisters. ard, MD passed away on March 29, 2019 301-855-2246 • www.legalstriegel.com
Surviving are her three sons Quentin at his residence. Born January 6, 1982 in
Peters and his wife Melody of Ocean Cheverly, MD he was the son of James
City, MD, Randy Peters of Waldorf, MD Paul Mills and Helen Marie (Aughen-
and Brian Peters and his wife Valerie of baugh) Mills. Matthew graduated from
Chesapeake Beach, MD; seven grand- Patuxent High School in 2001 and was
children, twelve great grandchildren and a life long resident of Calvert County.
one grand dog. She is also survived by
three brothers Charles Carrico and his
He loved local sports including the Red-
skins, HTTR, the Washington Capitals, REMEMBRANCES
wife Mary of Davidsville, PA, Theodore Rock the Red and the Orioles. IN PRINT & ONLINE
Carrico and his wife Jean of Tirehill, PA Matthew is survived by his parents,
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Community Calendar
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UPCOMING Wednesday, April 17


All are welcome! Info: 410-257-7133. draft beer and light munchies. Reserva-
FriendshipMethodist.org tions at LBloyer@verizon.net. 410-257-
9878. www.ALPost206.org
Bids for Kids Yoga Grow Eco-Invaders
Children’s Aid, Inc., a non-profit or- North Beach Pier Texas Hold’em & Cash Games Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons
ganization providesassistance to Calvert 11:00 AM - Noon Julie Rogers Studio, 4120 Old Town 11: 00 AM–3:00 PM
County children in need. An online char- A donation based all levels flow class to Road, Huntingtown Features “Frankenfish” - the Northern
ity auction. Proceeds go directly to fund benefit those affected by the fire in Chesa- 7:00 PM Snakehead and other surprising culprits.
programs they operate in Calvert County. peake Beach. Doors open at 6:00. Buy in $80. Ben- Included with museum admission.
Interested shoppers bid April 15 through efit the Patricia Leone Rogers Educational
midnight, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Easter Egg Hunt Scholarship Fund. Food, beer and sodas Holy Wednesday Service
www.CAIAuction.com. St. Leonard Polling House, 5095 St. included. United Methodist Church, Friendship
Leonard Road 7:30 PM
11:00 AM Also at Mt. Olive UMC, Prince Freder-
Thursday, April 11 Hunt eggs, decorate a cupcake, and have Sunday, April 14 ick. All are welcome! Info: 410-257-7133.
a snack. Ages 10 and younger. Sponsored FriendshipMethodist.org
by the St. Leonard Vision Group. Nancy
Where the River Meets the Bay Zinn, 410-586-0682. Weather date, April All-U-Can-Eat Breakfast
American Legion Post 206, Rt. 260, Congressional Art Competition
Harms Gallery, Calvert Marine Mu- 14, 3:00. Deadline to Enter
seum, Solomons Chesapeake Beach
8:00 - 11:00 AM April 17
7:00 PM Easter Egg Hunt Students throughout the Fifth Congres-
Anaconda’s Tail: The Civil War in Tidewater Dental Lusby, 10025 H.G. In the upper level Dining Room. Adults
$10; kids 6-12, $5; under 6 free. Bloody sional District are encouraged to partici-
Southern Maryland, presented by Don Truman Road pate. Winning artwork displayed in the
Shomette. Free. 410-326-2042 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Marys available. 410-257-9878. www.AL-
Post206.org U.S. Capitol. Details: www.hoyer.house.
Open to everybody. Hunt times vary by gov/help/students#art-competition
age group. Bring your own basket.
Friday, April 12 Quarter Frenzy Auction
Lusby American Legion, HG Trueman
Quarter Auction Birds of the Marsh
Huntingtown High School, 4125 N. Sol- Road
Fried Shrimp Dinner 12:00 - 3:30 PM Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons
American Legion Post 206, Rt. 260, omon’s Island Road 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM pr 2:00 PM
11:00 - 3:00 PM Fun Bunch & Friendz Quarter Auction
Chesapeake Beach Team and Solomons Steelers. 1-4 quar- Guided marsh walk to explore and ob-
5:30 - 7:00 PM Presented by the HHS Humane Society serve birds. Ages 4-10. Included with mu-
Club, Pre-purchase paddles: www.bit.ly/ ters; nothing over 4 quarters. Paddles $3
Lower-level dining room. $12 includes each, 2 for $5 or 3 for $7. Info, reserva- seum admission.
all the trimmings and a beverage. Pub- FOLLKASpaypal (case sensitive)
Thursday, April 18
tions, 240-416-4224.
lic welcome. 410-257-9878. www.AL-
post206.org Pet Adoption
Pepper’s Pet Pantry, Solomons Towne Children’s Easter Party
Center behind CVS American Legion Stallings-Williams Planning for Your Future
Doofus Post 206, Rt. 260, Chesapeake Beach Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons
Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Dog and cat adoption with local Saint 1:00 - 3:00 PM 4:00 - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM Upper level Party Room. All are Wel- 4 : 00 p .m. – 6 : 00 p .m.
Lively old-time band of two couples: Mary’s and Calvert County animal rescue
groups. come. Free. The Easter Bunny may be Making Your Money Last: Developing
Neal & Coleen Walters and John & Heidi there! 410-257-9878. ALpost206.org a Retirement Income Strategy presented
Cerrigione. Doors open 6:00. $20 online, by Eric Eitel of Edward Jones. Free. Pre-
$25 at the door. bit.ly//MaritimeConcerts. Delilah’s Easter Hop
Freedom Hill Horse Rescue, 7940 Flint CSM Ward Virts Concert registration required. 410-326-2042 x13 or
Hill Road, Owings College of Southern Maryland, Prince Pamela.Paterson@calvertcountymd.gov.
Frederick Campus, Building B, Prince
Saturday, April 13 1:00 - 3:30 PM
All ages; 12 max. $25/child. www.deli- Frederick Good Friday Supper
lahseasterhop.eventbrite.com 3:00 PM Union Church, 8912 Chesapeake Ave.,
Run for Hope 5K The Creative Concert Group present North Beach
North Beach Boardwalk Open Farm Series a concert featuring “Dvořák Reimag- 6:00 PM
8:00 - 10:00 AM Freedom Hill Horse Rescue, 7940 Flint ined.” Free. www.csmd.edu/community/ Supper and Communion Service com-
Hosted by Northern High School FBLA Hill Road, Owings the-arts/music/ward-virts-series pliments of the Congregation. All are in-
to support their service project “Hope for 3:00 - 4:00 PM vited. 410-257-3555.
Hundreds” to support cancer organiza-
Monday, April 15
Meet the horses, learn about programs,
tions in Maryland. Register. Nancy Tassa, pony ride ($5), activities, tour the farm. Addiction and Art
NHS FBLA Advisor. Entrance is free. College of Southern Maryland, Prince
Red Cross Blood Drive Frederick Campus, Building B
Earth Day 5K Visions of Verses St Anthony’s Parish Padua Hall, North 7:00 PM
American Chestnut Land Trust, 676 calvART Gallery, 110 South Solomons Beach Provocations Lecture Series. Art Pro-
Double Oak Rd., Prince Frederick Island Road, Prince Frederick Walk-ins accepted or contact Dave Wil- fessor Margaret Dowell guides a discus-
8:00 - 10:30 AM 5:00 - 8:00 PM son Sr. for appointment, skinsfan49@aol. sion on how art can convey the human ex-
Run or hike along the Parkers Creek A celebration of the value of art in com perience of addiction as preventable and
Loop. Info and register. acltweb.org or call our lives. An exhibition of paintings by treatable. Free. 301-934-7578
410-414-3400 calvART Gallery member artists and a
Maundy Thursday Service
Yard Sale
reading by Southern Maryland poets of Tuesday, April 16 United Methodist Church, Friendship
poetry inspired by those paintings. Free.
North Beach VFD, Rt. 260, Chesapeake Gallery show thru May 5. 410-535-9252. 7:30 PM
Beach www.calvertarts.org Steak Dinner All are welcome! Info: 410-257-7133.
8:00 AM - Noon American Legion Chesapeake Beach FriendshipMethodist.org
Reserve table in advance. $15, two/$25. Country Dance 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Diana, 410-231-1775, after 5:00. American Legion Post 206, Rt. 260, $17 includes sides, salad, beverage, and
Chesapeake Beach roll. Public welcome. 410-257-9878. www.
Children’s Easter Party 7:00 - 11:00 PM ALpost206.org
United Methodist Church, Friendship Upper Level Ballroom. Lessons 7:00.
10:00 AM Dancing 8:00. $15 includes soft drinks or
Thursday, April 11, 2019 The Calvert County Times Calendars 21

Events
YoungatHeart
For more information & to register for events visit http://calvertlibrary.info

of Trustees monthly meeting. Calvert


Thursday, April 11 Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley
“I Can” Women in International Rela- Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.
tions and Political Careers. 6:30-8:00pm.
Don’t miss the next installment of the “I Tweens and Incredible Shrinking Po-
Can” series with “Careers in Interna- ems. 6:30-8:00pm. April is National Po- By Office of Aging Staff
tional Relations and Politics.” Women in etry Month! Tweens will write poems on
non-traditional careers will share what recycled plastic and shrink them down
it’s like and what it takes to be in these into keychains and charms. Please reg- Centers Closing Calvert Pines Senior
careers. Sponsored by the Calvert Com- ister. Calvert Library Prince Freder- Calvert Pines, Southern Pines Center (CPSC)
mission for Women and Calvert Library ick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or and North Beach Senior Centers We are currently accepting new
with assistance from the Calvert County 301-855-1862. will all be closed on Friday, April or “gently used” purses for our
Board of Education. Calvert Library 19 in observance of Good Fri- Mother’s Day sale in May. You
Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410- Book Discussion- (Mamma Lucia’s). day. Meals on Wheels will not be may leave your donations at the
535-0291 or 301-855-1862. 7:00-8:30pm. Born a Crime: Stories delivered. gift shop.
from a South African Childhood by Acrylic Painting, Thursday,
Legal Aid April 18, 9 a.m. Instructor Su-
Friday, April 12 Trevor Noah. #1 New York Times Best-
seller. The compelling, inspiring and Attorney services are available zanne Shelden. $10 per class. Be-
On Pins & Needles. 1:00-4:00pm. comically sublime story of one man’s by appointment for those aged ginners, and more skilled artists,
Bring your quilting, needlework, knit- coming-of-age, set during the twilight 60-plus regarding SSI, benefit de- are welcome to participate.
ting, crocheting, or other project for an of apartheid and the tumultuous days nials, disability payments, Social Learn about what the Linda
afternoon of conversation and shared of freedom that followed. Dinner at Security and SSI overpayments, Kelly Animal Shelter has to offer
creativity. Calvert Library Prince Fred- Mamma Lucia’s at 6pm. Discussion at debtor and consumer problems, and what you can do for the shel-
erick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 7pm. Calvert Library Prince Freder- advance directives, and tenant is- ter, Wednesday, April 24, 12:30
301-855-1862. ick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or sues. A Legal Aid attorney rotates p.m.
301-855-1862. on a schedule between the three
senior centers. Call the specific North Beach Senior
Saturday, April 13 center for an appointment. Ap-
Garden Smarter: Songbird Migra- Wednesday, April 17 pointments are taken between 1 Center (NBSC)
tion – How Your Yard Can Make a Dif- Light strength training classes
Library Foundation meeting. 7:00- p.m. and 3 p.m., Thursday, March
ference. 10:00-11:30am. The story of for a modest fee of $4.00 are held
9:00pm. Library Foundation monthly 7 at Southern Pines Senior Center
the epic annual migration of songbirds Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m.
meeting. Calvert Library Prince Fred- and Thursday, April 11 at Calvert
interwoven with analysis of the Ameri- Create a beautiful Easter dec-
erick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or Pines Senior Center.
can suburban landscape. How to cre- oration to keep or share with
301-855-1862.
Krafting with Karla, Thursday,
ate a landscape that supports migrating Living Well with April 18, 10 a.m.
birds and other wild creatures. Calvert US Navy Band Clarinet Quartet. Diabetes
Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley 7:00-8:15pm. The US Navy Band Clari- The Calvert County Office on
Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. net Quartet will entertain us with a range Southern Pines Senior
Aging will host a Living Well
of works from classical to the jazz influ- with Diabetes class on Mondays, Center (SPSC)
Science Saturdays! 2:30-3:30pm. Join ences of Gershwin melodies. Calvert Here Come the Hummingbirds,
beginning April 15, at Southern
us for a monthly STEM natural-science Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Learn all about these marvels of
Pines Senior Center. This free
program series designed to get kids in K- Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. nature that fly thousands of miles
class will help you manage your
3rd grade thinking like scientists. This to return to our area, Tuesday,
condition. Call 410-535-5400.
month is all about insects and spiders! April 23, 1 p.m.
Please register. Calvert Library Fair- Thursday, April 18 Ext. 357 to register.
Learn how to create a terrari-
view Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Asbury Book Discussion - The Asso- um with our Fairy Garden Under
Road, Owings, 410-257-2101. ciate by John Grisham. 10:30-12:00pm. Glass program, Wednesday, April
A lively book discussion every other 24, 1 p.m. All supplies provided.
Monday, April 15 month on the 3rd Thursday. Next book
to discuss is decided by the group.
Monday Morning Fun. 10:00-11:00am. Calvert Library Southern Branch,
Join us for dancing, stories, movies and 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons,
fun. We now have text reminders. If you

Eating Together Menu


410-326-5289.
would like to get reminders about cer-
tain special events for this class, text @ T.A.C.O.S. Meeting. 5:00-6:00pm.
mmfpf to the number 81010. Calvert Teens, Calvert Library needs your help!
Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley The Teen Advisory Council of Students Monday, April 15
Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. (T.A.C.O.S.) helps with planning events Pork Roast, Gravy, Mashed Thursday, April 18
and making sure the library has every- Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Dinner Cottage Cheese Platter, Navy Bean
Manga Creator’s Night. 7:00-8:30pm. thing teens need. Help make Calvert Li- Roll, Applesauce Soup, Carrot/Pineapple/Raisin Slaw,
Teen and tween fans of Japanese comics brary awesome! Free food (and service Fresh Orange Slices, Dinner Roll,
and anime are invited to come, draw and learning hours) at every meeting! Cal- Pears
catch up with other enthusiasts! Meet-
Tuesday, April 16
vert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Cost- Chicken Salad Platter w/Peaches,
ings are 3rd Mondays (except for Octo- ley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. Marinated Cucumbers & Onions, Friday, April 19
ber) from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Text @tbman- Centers Closed for Good Friday.
Bread, Oatmeal Cookie
ga to 81010 to sign up for text message Teen Open Mic Night! 6:30-8:30pm. Meals on Wheels will not be
reminders. Please register. Calvert Li- Open Mic Night hosted by Garrett Music Wednesday, April 17 delivered.
brary Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Academy. Bring your instrument (voice Hamburger, L/T/O Slices, 3-Bean
Road, Chesapeake Beach, 410-257-2411. included) and express yourself in music Salad, Coleslaw, Mandarin Oranges
or spoken word at Calvert Library. Cal-
Tuesday, April 16 vert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Cost- Lunches are served to seniors, aged 60-plus, and their spouses through Title IIIC of
ley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. the Older Americans Act. Suggested donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call:
Board of Library Trustees meeting. Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606, North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549,
or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Lunches are subject to change.
4:00-5:30pm. Calvert Library Board
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