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CONTENTS
ON THE COVER 17
Sherry Wolfe, an oncology nurse at MedStar St. Mary’s, was nominated by fellow oncology nurse
Theresa Gould for excellence in delivering care.

LOCAL NEWS 3
COPS & COURTS 8
COMMUNITY 10
ON THE COVER 17 LOCAL 5
The Tiki Bar is Opening This Weekend

EDUCATION 18
SPORTS 21
PAX RIVER 22
ENTERTAINMENT 23 EDUCAITON 18 ENTERTAINMENT 23
MedStar Awards Scholarships A medley of Broadway hits
FUN & GAMES 23
OBITUARIES 24 “THIS IS THE BEST UGLY
SENIOR CALENDAR 27 BUDGET WE COULD GET.”
LIBRARY CALENDAR 27 COMMISSIONER ERIC COLVIN ON
THE STATE OF THE PROPOSED COUNTY BUDGET
COMMUNITY CALENDAR 28
BUSINESS DIRECTORY 30
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CLASSIFIEDS 31

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Theresa Schlotterbeck, a long-time
friend. “After completing her physical
therapy training she wanted to travel,
she wanted to see the world.
“She found an opportunity in Hawaii
and she made it her home.”
Eller went missing May 8; her white
Toyota RAV-4 sport utility vehicle was
discovered in the parking lot of the
Kahakapao trail, which she frequently
hiked, according to those who knew
her.
She was not reported missing to po-
lice until May 9.
Her personal belongings, including
her cell phone and wallet, were found
in her vehicle, with her keys placed un-
der the driver side tire.
Since the search began her parents,
received a package from her and a note
containing Mother’s Day gifts; the
package was sent the same day Eller
went missing.
The family has posted a $10,000 re-
ward for information leading to Eller or
for her safe return.
The search has included police
drones and tracker dogs and the family
4 Local News The County Times Thursday, May 16, 2019

Commissioners Approve Commissioners Propose


Apartment Tax Deal Income Tax Hike

Renovations continue at Lex Wood apartments in Lexingotn Park

By Guy Leonard Aud said the entire complex of apart- By Guy Leonard Commissioner Mike Hewitt was crit-
Staff Writer ments was compliant with the Ameri- Staff Writer ical of Morgan’s proposal, claiming that
cans with Disabilities Act, though only the county could only rely on its current
The Commissioners of St. Mary’s five percent of the actual apartments met The Commissioners of St. Mary’s 2.2 percent projection for growth.
County approved this week a payment those standards. County voted at Tuesday’s final budget He was equally critical of funding
in lieu of taxes program (PILOT) that “What I would like to see in this PI- work session to increase the income tax the school board’s negotiated agree-
would reduce the property tax require- LOT is a larger percentage of ADA ac- rate to 3.17 percent after last week’s ment since the county was not a party
ment for a developer renovating the Lex cessible units,” said Commissioner Eric vote to place it at 3.1 percent. to those negotiations, only the school
Woods apartments in Lexington Park. Colvin. “Would something like 25 per- They stood firm on last week’s vote system and the system employees.
The program would reduce the overall cent be possible?” to remove the property tax increase that “We don’t have an obligation to pay
property taxes owed to the county over Aud said increasing the number was would have driven the rate to 90 cents for a negotiated agreement we had noth-
the next 20 years by $312,000. not possible but his company had al- per $100 of assessed value. ing to do with,” Hewitt said. “The point
The Lex Wood project is one of three ready committed to offering 20 percent Commissioner Todd Morgan made is they [the school system] have plenty
such renovation projects in St. Mary’s, of the apartments to those with disabili- the proposal as a way to restore some of money.”
the first is Queen Anne Park apartments ties as a preference. funding to the sheriff’s office and Board Morgan said he was acting on the as-
and the third is Patuxent Cove which Commissioner Todd Morgan said he of Education that had been removed last sumptions that Hewitt had long held,
would be a new construction project. approved of the value of having such week. that the county overestimated expenses
The three projects represent about $64 projects in St. Mary’s County where af- Last week the commissioners re- and underestimated revenues.
million in investments in low income fordable housing stock is difficult to find moved $4.4 million for a negotiated A four-percent increase in revenue,
and work force housing stock. but he chided the local housing authority agreement to fund school system sala- Morgan said Wednesday, was a com-
Tom Aud, representing Lex Wood for not being able to get local contrac- ries as well as about $900,000 from the promise between Hewitt’s 2.2 percent
Preservation LLC, which is overseeing tors to participate in the work. sheriff’s office. projection and the state’s 6.7 percent
the project, said they would continue “None of the labor in the market takes Under Morgan’s proposal, which got prediction.
ownership of the site for the next 15 place locally,” Morgan said. “They [tax a majority of three votes to pass, the Commissioner Eric Colvin, along
years and would not sell the property payers] foot the bill and the subcontrac- $900,000 is back in the sheriff’s budget with Commissioner President James
upon completion of the renovations. tors come in from out of town. to be used at Sheriff Timothy K. Cam- “Randy” Guy, supported Morgan’s
“We’ve spent $11 million renovating “It doesn’t seem to get rem- eron’s discretion and about $2.7 million proposal.
78 units,” Aud said. “The tenancy will edied… by the housing authority.” goes back to the school board. Colvin said that since the school board
not be changing. The school’s budget portion from the was not a revenue raising body, it fell to
“We look to provide enhanced hous- guyleonard@countytimes.net county is about $103 million, the largest the commissioners to ensure there was
ing for the people already living there.” expenditure. funding to support teachers, which he
The renewed money for schools will said Hewitt has himself supported.
go to fulfilling a three percent salary in- Hewitt said it was ultimately up to
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Thursday, May 16, 2019 The County Times Local News 5

Tiki Bar to Reopen This Weekend


Traditional Opening Bash Scheduled
By Dick Myers
Editor

It’s back. After a year hiatus and sev-


eral weeks later than usual the spring
opening of the Solomons Tiki Bar is
now scheduled. It will be this weekend,
May 17-19. And the operators promise
the event, which is known around the
world as the place to be to party, will be
bigger and better than ever.
The Solomons Tiki Bar didn’t reopen
last spring because of the death of its
owner Terry Clarke, 54, and the deci-
sion by his heirs that they did not want
to operate the bar. An attempt to find a
buyer for last year’s April regular open-
ing was unsuccessful and the bar stayed
shuttered for last summer. enced over the years when thousands with the Solomons Tiki Bar. No Green Jellybeenz
Now new operators have stepped in flocked to the island. He said some of Sunday, May 19
to lease the iconic place, giving it a new the previous staff would likely be work- This weekend will be filled with the Trilogy
lease on life. They are the owners and ing there. following entertainment: Cutair said the Tiki Bar will be open
operators of three Union Jack’s bars in Cutair said he and his partners had Friday, May 17 every day from the opening throughout
Maryland and also a crabhouse. heard of the Tiki Bar before exploring Chip Wood Band the summer. He said some minor chang-
Partner Rich Cutair told The County an interest in leasing it. They have a lo- Come Back Iris es might be made along the way.
Times the opening would have “the cation in Annapolis, and he said some of Saturday, May 18
same feel” as what attendees experi- the people who work there were familiar 81 Run dickmyers@countytimes.net

Town Council Tables Storage Facility Plan


ley said, since they would be heavily building by three feet from the origi-
trafficked. nal 45 feet in height.
“We turned down those offers,” Bai-
ley said. “We wanted something with a guyleonard@countytimes.net
low traffic volume.”
The storage facility
would be built north of
the Clark’s Rest entrance
on Route 5 on the same
side; there are plans for
an eventual traffic signal
there but not in the near
future.
Hollander was con-
cerned that even with
An artist's rendering of the storage facility. trees and other landscape
additions to conceal the
By Guy Leonard town.” vehicle park it might still THE REWARD OF BEING A
Staff Writer The storage facility plan calls for be too visible from the
97,332 square feet of space to accom- road.
SOLDIER JUST GOT BETTER
The Leonardtown Town Council modate storage units to include a park- She said if the project Farmers Insurance believes that your courage and
will take up the issue next month of ing facility for boats and recreational plan were adjusted to put
service to our nation should be rewarded. That’s why
the approval of a plan to build a three- we offer special preferred rates for soldiers. Your
vehicles. the building in an “L” bravery is appreciated! Contact a local Farmers agent
story storage facility on Route 5 in the Rick Bailey, head of Marrick Homes, shape to create an alcove to start saving today.
northern section of the town, fronting told the town council that the project for the vehicles it would
the Clark’s Rest community. was a continuation of the Clark’s Rest be more suitable to the Call today for the savings you deserve!
The Clark’s Rest developer Marrick planned unit development (PUD) con- surroundings.
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6 Local News The County Times Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Thursday, May 16, 2019 The County Times Local News 7

Dfc. Bush Honored for Service at Memorial


The family, friends and brothers and sisters in
blue said their farewells on Friday at the memo-
rial service for DFC Jason Bush of the St. Mary’s
County Sheriff’s Office. DFC Bush, 34 of Ridge,
passed away on April 29, 2019 after a long and
courageous battle with cancer.
Bush entered duty with the St. Mary’s County
Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 10, 2015 and graduated
the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Acad-
emy, Class 42, on June 3, 2016. Deputy Bush dis-
tinguished himself with a kind spirit and com-
mitment to others. He was a genuine peacemak-
er, patiently treating everyone with tremendous
respect.
At the memorial service held at the Bay Dis-
trict Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall,
Sheriff Tim Cameron, Rev. Larry Crabtree and
Capt. David Yingling, Commander of the Patrol
Division, shared their thoughts and memories of
Deputy Bush, along with colorful stories from
his friends Sean Crotty and Lenny Sershen.
We are proud of our brother for the bravery he
displayed in fighting cancer. Jason’s calm cour-
age in the storm, determination and commit-
ment serve as an inspiration for us all. His gentle
smile, trademark humor and grace under pres-
sure touched the lives of everyone he encoun-
tered – leaving a legacy of altruism that meant so
much to us all.

Sheriff’s Office Press Release


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Deputies Searching for Escapee Sheriff’s Office Crime Report


Assault- On April 18, 2019, Dep. an Gray, age
Fenwick responded to the 21700 block 40 of St. Ini-
of Cabot Place in Lexington Park, for goes. It was
the reported assault. Investigation de- deter mined
termined John Devonte Gale, age 24 Gray was op-
of Ridge, as- erating the
saulted the vehicle under
victim by the influence
punching the of alcohol.
victim in the Also located
face during in Gray’s ve-
an argument. hicle was a
The victim bottle of tequila, and a baggie contain-
sustained vis- ing suspected MDMA (Ecstasy). One
ible injury as of the baggies thrown from Gray’s ve-
a result of the hicle was recovered and contained sus-
assault. Gale pected cocaine. Gray was charged with
was arrested two counts of CDS: Possession-Not
and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. Marijuana, Attempt by Driver to Elude
CASE# 22625-19 Police by Failing to Stop, Driving Un-
Drug Arrest- On April 19, 2019, der the Influence of Alcohol, Driving
Dep. Wynnyk was investigating a sus- Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se,
picious vehicle in the 21000 block of and Driving While Impaired by Alco-
Croaker Street in Lexington Park. Lo- hol. CASE# 22903-19
cated on scene was Heather Nicole Hu- Assault First Degree/DUI- On
gel, age 28 of April 19, 2019, Cpl. Pesante responded
The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Of- without approval. Anyone with infor- Great Mills. to the 36900 block of Tanyard Drive
fice is seeking the whereabouts of Se- mation about Byrd’s location is asked Hugel had an in Mechanicsville, for the reported
renity Faith Byrd, 27 of Great Mills, to contact Detective First Class James outstanding motor vehicle accident. Investigation
who is wanted on warrants for first- and Bare at 301-475-4200, ext. *8118 or warrant for determined Zachary William Daniel
second-degree escape. Byrd left an in- email james.bare@stmarysmd.com. the charge of Mozie, age
patient treatment center in Hagerstown F TA / D r iv- 39 of Me-
ing Without chanicsville,
a License. intentionally
When taken rammed into
into custody, the victim’s
a metal smok- vehicle two
ing device times, dis-
was located in Hugel’s jacket contain- abling both
ing suspected cocaine. Hugel was vehicles.
served the outstanding warrant and Mozie was
also charged with CDS: Possess-Para- found to be
phernalia. CASE# 22731-19 operating the
Drug Arrest/DUI- On April 19, vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
2019, Dep. Luffey attempted a traf- Mozie was charged with five counts of
fic stop in the 17000 block of Three Assault 1st and 2nd Degree, Driving
Notch Road in Ridge. The vehicle did Vehicle While Under the Influence of
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Military Families Visit St. Clement’s Island & Piney


HSMC Free This Summer Point Museums Seek to Fill
Open Board Member Position
The Friends of St. Clem-
ent’s Island & Piney Point
Lighthouse Museums is
looking to fill an opening on
their Board of Directors. The
all-volunteer nine-member
Board meets quarterly on
the second Thursday of the
Historic St. Mary’s City (HMSC) is National Guardsman (regardless of sta- month.
one of more than 2,000 Blue Star Mu- tus), U.S. Public Health Commissioned The Friends is a 501 3(c)
seums across America offering free Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, charitable organization
admission to active duty military per- and up to five family members. Quali- whose mission is to raise
sonnel and their families this summer. fied members must show a Geneva Con- funds in support of histori- aison and community advocate for all
The program runs from Saturday, May vention common access card (CAC), DD cal interpretation, education programs Exclusive
St. Mary’s County public and private
18, 2019, through Labor Day, Septem-
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Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a
DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance
and special needs of the sites managed Hallmark
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by the Museum Division of St Mary’s
County. For more information, please
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and Doug
events, admission prices and more, visit
Blue Star Families, and the Department If you are a military retiree, HSMC visit www.Facebook.com/FriendsSCI the St. Mary’s County
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science museums, history museums, na- population. vision was established by the Commis- at www.facebook.com/SCIMuseum or
ture centers, and children’s museums. A Historic St. Mary’s City is a museum sioners of St. Mary’s County to collect, www.facebook.com/1836Light, or on
list of participating institutions is avail- of living history and archaeology on the preserve, research and interpret the Twitter at @StClemIsMuseum or @
able at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. site of Maryland’s first capital in beauti- historic sites and artifacts which illus- PineyPtLHMuseum.
The free admission program is avail- ful, tidewater Southern Maryland. For trate the natural and cultural histories Anyone interested in filling the board
able for those currently serving in the more information about this program or of St. Mary’s County and the Potomac vacancy should contact the Friends at
United States Military - Army, Navy, the museum, contact the Visitor Center River. With this as its charter, the Mu- 301-769-2222, and a member of the
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12 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, May 16, 2019

State Honors Local Artists


The Maryland Traditions folklife program is pleased
to announce the recipients of the 2019 Heritage Awards,
given annually to outstanding stewards of Maryland’s
living cultural traditions. This year’s winners are:
Person or people: Bluegrass musician and promoter
Jay Armsworthy, of St. Mary’s County; Place: Gen-
erational supporter of African American community
and culture, the Arch Social Club, of Baltimore City;
Tradition: Puerto Rican percussion and dance practic-
es of bomba and plena, as upheld by Cultura Plenera,
based in Howard County.
Each winner will be honored in a ceremony hosted
June 7th at the Proscenium Theatre on the campus of
UMBC. The ceremony is free and open to the public,
and will be a featured event at the Maryland Arts Sum-
mit, a convening of artists and arts leaders from around
the state. Ticket information will be released shortly
though MSAC’s website and social media accounts.
“It is always a distinct pleasure to support folklife
through our Heritage Awards,” said Maryland Tradi-
tions director Chad Buterbaugh. “I invite everyone to
join us on June 7th to see why Jay Armsworthy, the
Arch Social Club, and Cultura Plenera make Maryland
such a special place to live.”
Inspired by the work of Garrett County folklorist
Dr. Alta Schrock, the Maryland Traditions Heritage
Awards have been given annually since 2007 to a per- Bluegrass musician and promoter Jay Armsworthy of St. Mary’s County is the 2019 Heritage Award winner in the category of
son or group, a place, and a tradition that exemplify Person or People. Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs.
outstanding stewardship of Maryland’s folklife. The fying, documenting, supporting, and presenting the traditions handed down by example or word of mouth.
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Sotterley to Participate in Publication Launch

Historic Sotterley, as a UNESCO analysis of best experiences and practic-


Slave Route Site of Memory, will partic- es across regions, through 40 examples
ipate in the global launch of the UNES- of sites, itineraries and museums imple-
CO publication entitled “Legacies of menting particular strategies for the
Slavery: A Resource Book for Manag- preservation, promotion and interpreta-
ers of Sites and Itineraries of Memory” tion of heritage related to slavery. More-
on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The launch over, it offers advice and recommenda-
of this Resource book will be organized tions for the development of memory
the same day and simultaneously in tourism, responding to the ethical exi-
different countries of the world, in col- gencies of this sensitive subject. ley’s Land, Lives, and Labor exhibit and teers, and leadership discuss the duty
laboration with our partners. On this This event also coincides with the Slave Cabin exhibit. to remember and the right to history:
occasion, the online version of “Lega- World Day for Cultural Diversity for 1:00 p.m. - Our Stories—A presenta- issues and challenges. Public audience
cies of Slavery” will be made available Dialogue and Development. It will be tion and training of the interpretation of input and comment.
in three languages (English, French and an opportunity to engage in a reflection Sotterley’s manor house through diverse
Spanish) in free access on the UNESCO on the stakes of the preservation of the perspectives. Press Release from
website. memory of slavery, and mostly to ques- 2:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - Public Round- Historic Sotterley
This Resource book is the fruit of the tion how this history can be integrated table—Front-line Sotterley staff, volun-
intensive work that was achieved by on memory policies.
UNESCO’s Slave Route Project: Re- Historic Sotterley will be participat-
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19 Executive Program - Energy and The participants then traveled to
Environment. Hughesville, where they were given a
The two-day event began at the Cal- tour of the SMECO Solar Farm by Tom
vert Marine Museum’s Lore Oyster Dennison, SMECO’s managing director
House where the class met with Captain of government and public affairs.  Next,
Jack Russell, owner of Fins & Claws.  the class was off to Farming 4 Hunger
Russell spoke to the class about the where they had an opportunity to learn
life of a waterman, tools and practices about the farm’s mission and were intro-
of the trade, and challenges facing the duced to tower gardens, one of the orga-
industry.  nization’s newest projects that provides
Next, participants boarded a bus outreach to local schools. 
headed for Exelon’s Calvert Cliffs Nu- Back at SMECO, President Joe Slater
clear Power Plant where they received a along with Dennison and Natalie Cot-
brief on nuclear energy and had the rare ton LSM’11, director of community and
opportunity to take a walking tour of the public affairs, hosted the participants at
facility. the Engineering and Operations Cen-
The class then traveled to Dominion ter, where they had a tour of the facility
Energy’s Cove Point LNG Terminal, and educational brief on SMECO. The
where George Anas, External Affairs group concluded the afternoon with an
Manager State & Local Government for agricultural panel discussion. The guest
Dominion Energy and Frank Brayton, speakers were Plant, of Elements, Shel-
director of LNG Operations spoke with by Watson-Hampton, director, Southern
participants about Dominion Energy’s Maryland Agricultural Development
transition to exportation of liquefied nat- Commission (SMADC), Chip Bowling,
ural gas. Dominion Energy hosted lunch president of Bowling-Agri Services,
with an educational briefing followed by Inc., and Paul Kellam, a commercial wa-
a windshield tour of the facility and a terman and owner of Kellam’s Seafood.
stop overlooking the off-shore exporta- Leadership Southern Maryland is a
tion pier. The participants wrapped up nine-month tuition-based program and
their day with a “behind the scenes” is designed and dedicated to educate
tour of the Calvert Marine Museum. and inspire a diverse group of current
The second day began with a visit and emerging leaders to create collabo-
to the Loveville Produce Auction, al- rations and partnerships to impact the
lowing the participants to experience community needs of Calvert, Charles,
“commerce in action” while observing and St. Mary’s counties and incorpo-
interaction of the Mennonite and Amish rates a cross-section of the region to in-
agricultural community with local res- clude diversity of geographic location,
taurateurs, grocers, and individuals who profession, ethnicity and gender.
purchased from their harvests. This
portion of the program was facilitated Press Release from LSM
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Nurses Week Honors Those Who Serve The Suffering


By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer

As the county, state and nation honor nurses and their


profession this week, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital hon-
ored four of them for their outstanding achievement in
a field of work that is as critical as it is challenging.
One nurse, Sherry Wolfe, an oncology nurse at Med-
Star in Leonardtown has worked treating cancer pa-
tients for almost 20 years; she was nominated for the
Daisy Award, which recognizes excellent patient care,
by a patient who is also an oncology nurse she has
worked with for 13 years.
“I was kind of surprised,” Wolfe said of receiving
the award. “I guess I didn’t expect it.”
Over two decades Wolfe estimated she has easily
treated thousands of patients who go through chemo-
therapy and other regimes on a regular basis.
The faces may change but the job and how she per-
forms doesn’t; she got into this line of work largely due
to her personality, she said.
“It’s just helping people, even as a little kid I was
always trying to help someone else,” Wolfe told The
County Times. “It’s challenging and rewarding at the
same time.”
Aside from administering medications to patients,
Wolfe develops relationships with them to help them
through their difficult times.
“You just try to make them laugh, make them smile,”
Wolfe said. “Sometimes we see them more than their
families Sydney Clement, BSN, RN, Intensive Care Center, 2018 DAISY Award winner; Sherry Wolfe, RN, Cancer Care & Infusion
Services, 2019 DAISY Award winner; Yhamira Aud, RN, Telemetry, 2019 Preceptor of the Year; and Diana Altevers, RN,
“We get to know our patients very well and their im-
MedStar Health Good Catch Award winner pictured at the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Annual Nurses’ Dinner.
mediate families, too.”
Wolfe knows about that better than most; she treated ily members and patients] are thinking.” to help people.
her own father who she eventually lost to cancer. She can anticipate questions and concerns of care “I can’t see myself doing anything else.”
“I learned a lot when I lost my father to cancer,” givers before they ask them, telling them everything Still, even for someone with great compassion, it
Wolfe said. “You learn about the suffering of the care they need to know to help treat their own loved ones. takes resolve to be a nurse.
giver.” “People like coming here [for cancer treatment] be- “It means more than just coming to the hospital and
While nurses deal with difficult circumstances in cause it’s more like a family,” said Holly Meyer, direc- punching in and out,” Aud said. “You have to be in it
treating cancer patients - the loss of hair, their sensitiv- tor of marketing for MedStar St. Mary’s. 100 percent.
ity to environmental conditions like heat and cold that “Here, you’re a person, not just a number at a larger “You’ll have those days that completely drain you.”
healthy people don’t readily notice, their sensitivity to hospital,” Wolfe continued. For those who can deal with the strain, they will
all kinds of smells – they only do it for a relatively short Her treatment of her fellow oncology nurse, Theresa have a sense of true accomplishment.
span of time. Gould, was the reason she received the award. “You feel like you’re making a difference in the
“She and her husband nominated me,” Wolfe said. “I world,” Aud said. “That makes me happy.
was emotional, honored by that.” “That makes it worth it for me.
The two have worked together to get Gould well, “I love my job, I love my patients but I love the nurs-
Wolfe said, without her patient second guessing her es I work with, too.”
nurse even though both have comparable experience. Brittany Szaks, who has been a nurse since 2004,
“I treated her like she was any other patient,” Wolfe now works to help educate and manage nurses at Med-
said. “I made sure he [her husband] knew everything. Star; she has moved up the ranks seeing all kinds of
“She’s doing great, she’s back to work again.” medical cases and trauma.
Yhamira Aud, who has been working as a full-time Now, along with being in upper management, she
registered nurse for just two years, has already been has coordinated Nurses Week celebrations to include
assigned to training the next generation of nurses treats for nurses and nursing techs along with dinners
and was honored this week as Preceptor of the Year; and awards ceremonies.
she described her work as being “a skilled nurse who With all that nurses endure, she said, they deserve it.
teaches other nurses on the unit.” “It’s a profession, not just a job,” Szaks said. “It’s
Beyond ensuring they can perform the medical and something you have to have a love for.
technical skills necessary for the job, Aud also teaches “It’s a privilege, but it takes a toll on the nurse.”
them how to deal with emergency situations and heavy That toll is often extracted by the loss of a patient’s
Sherry Wolfe, an oncology nurse at MedStar St. Mary’s
levels of stress. life, no matter how hard nurses worked to save it.
and winner of this year’s Daisy Award, treats her colleague
Theresa Gould. Gould nominated Wolfe for the award she “You’re teaching the newer nurses out there, prepar- “You lose a lot of patients, but you also save lives,”
received during Nurses Week. ing them to be on their own,” Aud said. “It can be over- Szaks said.
whelming, challenging. Nurses are more than just people who provide con-
It’s the families of the cancer patients who have to “This is the perfect time to teach; you’re not to stuck stant care and hold hands, they are the core of hospital
deal with the everyday misery their loved ones have in your ways and you’re able to mold others.” care, Szaks said.
to endure. Despite all the training nurses get, they still need “We make up a good 75 percent of hospital staffs,”
Treating her father was so difficult it almost ended hands on training with guidance to be successful in a she said. “Without nurses there would be no primary
her career as an oncology nurse. job that is so unforgiving. care.
‘It almost made me not want to come back,” Wolfe “Being in real life conditions are different,” Aud “Nurses are the backbone; they’re at the bedside
said. “But I did.” said. “Sometimes you’re faced with three different sce- more than anyone else.”
If anything, going through such a personal ordeal narios… I face it every day.”
made her a better nurse, she said. Aud shares a common trait with other nurses; a sur- guyleonard@countytimes.net
“That changed how I practiced,” Wolfe said. “It plus of compassion.
made me more empathetic; I know what they’re [fam- “I’ve got a big heart,” said Aud. “I’ve always wanted
18 Education The County Times Thursday, May 16, 2019

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Awards Eight Scholarships


MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital announced the win-
ners of its 2019 scholarship Tuesday, May 7, during
a reception held in their honor. The scholarships are
funded by the Philanthropy Committee of the Hospi-
tal’s Board of Directors. Since 2001, 157 scholarships
have been awarded and this year’s scholarships totaled
nearly $100,000.
The 2019 scholarship winners are:
• Madeleine Bridgwater is a student at Leonard-
town High School and plans to major in nursing
• Brooke Gatton attends Leonardtown High School
and will major in nursing
• Amber Gontarek is a student at Leonardtown High
School and plans to major in nursing
• Sarah Rannacher attends Leonardtown High
School and will major in nursing
• Samantha Tercedo is a student at Leonardtown
High School and plans to major in nursing
• Kylee Wickline attends York College of Pennsyl-
vania and is majoring in nursing The 2019 MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Scholarship winner, pictured from left to right: Samantha Wilt Conowingo, Sarah
• Samantha Wilt Conowingo attends Towson Rannacher, Amber Gonrarek, Madeleine Bridgwater, Brooke Gatton, Samantha Tercedo, and Kaitlin Zelonis. Not pictured,
University and is majoring in speech-language Kylee Wickline.
pathology
tremely impressed by all of the applicants for our 2019 The Philanthropy Committee, formerly the St.
• Kaitlin Zelonis is a student at Leonardtown High
scholarship program, and – to be honest – we had some Mary’s Hospital Foundation, is a subset of MedStar
School and plans to major in nursing
difficult decisions to make. St. Mary’s Hospital’s Board of Directors. The pro-
“I assure you that if you are one of the eight indi-
“The road to this day was paved with many hours gram is designed to help ensure the future of qual-
viduals sitting up here today you – and your family
of hard work with more to come. MedStar St. Mary’s ity local healthcare. Applications are due each spring.
– should feel very proud,” said Rick Tepel, chair of the
believes with your drive and determination, you will Visit MedStarStMarys.org/Scholarships to learn more.
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make a difference in the lives of many,” Tepel said.

Students Win Awards for Public Service Announcements


help you achieve your goals. Learn more
about the program by visiting https://
w w w.csmd.edu /prog rams-cou rses/
pathways/arts-humanities/.
The CSM student-produced PSAs will
be aired on social media, on WBAL-TV
and on the VTPC and MSP websites. To
view all of the videos, visit https://www.
youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuayfzAk0
VPna6X7NqG-hQ8Pa5gJLv34G.

Press Release from CSM

Having won accolades and prize money, nine CSM students will now have their award-winning public service announcements about vehicle School
Administrative
theft prevention air throughout the year across the state of Maryland. The winners pictured with their professor from left are Tionte Smiley,
Joseph Neal III, Kevin Poole, CSM Associate Professor and Program Coordinator Olaniyi Areke, Stephen Gardner, Jacob Buchanan, Jillian
Roberts, Christian Pomponio and Dylan Fox. Not pictured is winner Michael Baranowski.

Nine College of Southern Maryland category and winning $300 were the for the DMP students to do a PSA on Appointment
Announced
(CSM) students recently won accolades team of Dylan Fox and Stephen Gard- real issues that impact our community,”
and prize money for producing public ner. A three-way tie in the video PSA explained Areke. “This exercise teaches
service announcements (PSAs) about category resulted in Micheal Baranows- the students to work together as a team
preventing vehicle theft. The digital me- ki, Tionte Smiley – who also won a top and allows them to compete – and win – Superintendent of Schools, Dr.
dia production students wrote, filmed spot in the same competition in 2016 – against students from four-year institu- J. Scott Smith, announces the ad-
and produced 30-second PSAs that of- and the team of Christian Pomponio and tions. It also gives students great expo- ministrative appointment made
fered warnings and tips to Maryland Jillian Roberts splitting a $1,500 purse. sure because their PSAs will be shown by the Board of Education at its
motorists to help them avoid having And tying for first place and splitting at Maryland Motor Vehicle Administra- meeting of May 8, 2019.
their vehicles stolen or broken into. the $3,000 grand prize purse were Jacob tion offices and be broadcast on radio The Board appointed Ms. Tam-
This is the third year that CSM’s stu- Buchanan and the team of Kevin Poole and television stations around the state.” matha Metcalf as Supervisor of
dents have participated the PSA contest and Joseph Neal III. Careers in digital media production, Health Services in the Depart-
sponsored by sponsored by The Mary- While the competition is open to all, marketing, graphic design, art and his- ment of Student Services. Ms.
land Vehicle Theft Prevention Council developing and submitting an entry tory education, public relations, library Metcalf holds a Master’s degree
(VTPC), Maryland/DC Anti-Car Theft into the annual competition is a manda- science and much more can begin with from Kaplan University and a
Committee and Maryland State Police tory assignment for students enrolled in the Arts and Humanities Pathway at Bachelor’s degree from Immacu-
(MSP). The CSM students took honors CSM’s Digital Media Production (DMP) CSM. This associate’s degree pathway lata University. She currently
in both video and audio categories and 1010 Class taught by CSM Associate lays the groundwork for a bachelor’s serves as a School Nurse at Chop-
won a combined $4,800 of the $7,000 in Professor and Program Coordinator and then even a master’s degree. CSM ticon High School.
prize money being awarded. Olaniyi Areke, MFA. has many guaranteed admissions agree- This appointment will become
Earning runner-up in the audio PSA “It is a service learning opportunity ments with a variety of universities to effective July 1, 2019.
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20 Education The County Times Thursday, May 16, 2019

CSM Joins Achieving


the Dream Network
Focus to Strengthen Student Success
Strawberry Brain
The College of Southern Mary-
land (CSM) today announced that it has
joined Achieving the Dream (ATD),
a network of more than 220 colleges
“Oh, strawberry brain, oh straw- nations can in 43 states dedicated to improving
berry brain, how I miss my old be made student success. As a Network institu-
brain.” Well actually, my real brain securely tion, CSM will innovate to implement,
is just as mushy as the strawberry and are of align, and scale cutting-edge reforms,
brain. I am at the “can’t eat, can’t course tax work with ATD coaches to build institu-
sleep, can’t think” part of Strawber- deductible. tional capacity and connect with peers to
ry Festival time. I start planning in The Boot foster learning and share information. 
January with my ten page monthly Scooters “Achieving the Dream is a network of
timeline of to-do’s and instructions have various people across the country that will sup-
- also known as the “if I get hit by a raffles and port us as we focus on what it is we need nix, Arizona in June to plan the launch
truck, anyone can pick the timeline fundrais- to do to help our students in finding their of their ATD work. Murphy outlined
up and run with it festival plan”. Ev- ers going on paths and finish what they started. This CSM’s concentration will be on student
erything goes smoothly from Janu- that you can is something that is going to be very success to solidify a shared vision that
ary until the third week of May. It ask about at their table. http://act.alz. powerful for Southern Maryland,” said will allow the focused, evidence-based
really does…right up until the last org/goto/bootscooters CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy. work to fulfill the goals of the college’s
week when it is time to actually get Our three local charities who will “CSM is joining Achieving the Dream strategic plan. This includes improving
the strawberries. The weather plays benefit from the proceeds of the for three years, and the ultimate result is student progress and completion, pro-
a huge part of course of when the Strawberry Festival are below. All that our students will be so much better viding targeted programming to meet
berries hit their peak. It’s a gamble great charities that we are honored off. They will help us identify exactly regional needs, and to function as one
every year. I could never be a true to help. I know people, including what we need to do. We will really un- regional college.
gambler because I would die from myself who have been helped by derstand what our students’ needs are  “Our focus areas are going to be
the constant worry. these great organizations. and we can shape our programs and ser- around guided pathways, something
Other than that, it sounds like ACTS (A COMMUNITY THAT vices around their needs. Most of all we we’ve started already by mapping our
it is going to be great weather for SHARES), 21808 Colton’s Point can help our students find their paths and curriculum. We’ve also connected our
this year’s festival on Sunday. I am Road, Avenue: From their website: finish what they start in a timely manner guided pathways with our short-term
sooooo glad. I love the festival and “Since July 1993, ACTS has pro- that improves their lives, the lives of the workforce training because we know that
have been chairperson for quite a vided home convalescent equipment families and really enriches our entire sometimes that’s what our students need
number of years. This year is spe- to residents of St. Mary’s County. communities.“ more than a degree,” Murphy said. “CSM
cial since it is the 25th year. That’s a www.acts-smc.org “The strength of local and regional is the primary cog in the economic de-
great milestone for an old-fashioned HOSPICE From their website: economies, our ability to rebuild the velopment engine in our region when it
Sunday church social type of festi- “Our Mission: Hospice of St. Mary’s middle class, and the possibility that a comes to developing the workforce. Our
val. Everything is so fast-paced and is a not-for-profit service that pro- new generation will achieve their goals students will be able to identify their ca-
technologically oriented these days vides physical, psychological, spiri- depends on community colleges,” said reer paths and their career goals, how that
that it is nice to step back and just tual care and comfort to those who Dr. Karen A. Stout, ATD president and connects those high demand occupations
have a day to listen to live music, are terminally ill and to their fami- CEO. “Colleges that join the ATD Net- right here in Southern Maryland, and we
eat Mike’s barbecue (truly the best I lies. Hospice also offers grief sup- work show an exceptional commitment will be supporting them all the way until
have ever tasted), and strawberries, port to those who have experienced to becoming the kind of institution that they achieve those credentials.”
ice cream and cake What could be a loss. Hospice cares for patients in will lead the nation into the future.”   ATD Network colleges report data
better than that? The old photo of a variety of settings: home, nursing ATD offers a capacity-building frame- using metrics that answer critical ques-
me in my strawberry shirt??? homes, assisted living centers and work and companion self-assessment tions about who attends college, who
Well, listening to The Bushmill the Hospice House.” www.hospic- that allow colleges to pinpoint strengths succeeds in and after college and how
Band and Folk Salad play music eofstmarys.org and areas for improvement across seven college is financed. To advance goals
all day for one would be better. CLEMENTS CUTIES FOUN- institutional capacities in areas such as of social mobility and equity, the met-
The Bushmill Band is an acous- DATION: Raising awareness for leadership and vision, teaching and learn- rics provide information on how low
tic, 5-piece band featuring guitar, childhood cancers: From the web- ing, and data and technology. ATD’s ap- income and other underserved students
banjo, fiddle and bass, playing folk, site: “The Clements Cuties originat- proach integrates and aligns existing col- fare. These metrics are categorized into
old-time country, and bluegrass. ed in the 1970’s as a group of male lege success efforts and offers valuable performance metrics, efficiency metrics
Folk Salad has been serving up a softball players who would dress as support in preparing for accreditation, and equity metrics at points during the
variety of acoustic music includ- ladies and play softball games for fostering conversation about goals, and student experience from access through
ing light rock, oldies, folk, original charity. The Clements Cuties Rais- making bold, holistic institution-wide post-college outcomes. 
and more since January 2009. Their ing Awareness for Childhood Can- changes because initiatives that don’t  As colleges in the new cohort prog-
vocal harmonies and upbeat stage cers yearly softball games are an in- reach most of a college’s student body ress, they may apply to participate
presence have made them popular at credible event at Cryer’s Back Road have not shown strong results.   in initiatives supported by philanthropic
venues in Southern Maryland. And Inn ball field in Compton, MD. “Achieving the Dream brings together funding and managed by ATD. These
second would be checking out the www.clementscutiesfoundation.org everybody across the college. We’re all initiatives help incubate new ideas that
wares of our local crafters, artisans So, hope to see you at the Festival in it,” Murphy said. “Every single one help colleges refine practices based on
and vendors. this Sunday, as always you know I of us is responsible for student success evidence of what works and allow ATD
We also have the Southern Mary- will be the one wearing the tiara; the in a very different way. It’s not just in to disseminate knowledge to the broader
land Boot Scooters with us again, only chance I’ll ever have. the classroom. It’s not just with the advi- network and the field. New initiatives ad-
who put on quite a dance show for sors. Every single one of us touches these dress the challenge of engaging adjunct
the crowd. The Boot Scooters have To each new day’s adventure, students on their journeys and we can faculty more deeply as key members of
participated in the Walk to End Al- Shelby help make a difference in where they go. colleges’ workforces and implementing
zheimer’s in LaPlata for the past Please send your comments or ideas Achieving the Dream helps us identify degree programs using only open educa-
four years. The Boot Scooters have to: shelbys.wanderings@yahoo.com those things more clearly.” tional resources/
an Alzheimer’s website where do- or find me on Facebook A team from CSM will meet with
leaders from 15 other colleges in Phoe- Press Release from CSM
Thursday, May 16, 2019 The County Times Sports 21

Plagge Earns All-CAC


Second Team Honors
A Marvel-ous Ending
By Ronald N. Guy Jr.
Contributing Writer

The view from the bleachers is melancholy, but satisfied. It is also hope-
ful that the sheer majesty, and both the regretful but exhilarating feeling
manufactured by this climatic event, didn’t blur or diminish the great end
to the most spectacular superhero experience – ever.
With the spoiler prohibition now lifted discussing “Avengers: End Game”
is fair game. Although, if you are still clinging to ignorance, worry not –
this is more about what we mere mortals can take from this departing fran-
chise than any particular “End Game” scene. Oh, and it has nothing to do
with traditional sports.
I have come to appreciate my generation, the relatively small and over-
looked Gen-X, for this fact: We will be the last generation to remember a
pre-internet/information age and were its first navigators. That said, the
humble comic book was my introduction to superheroes. It was a good
day when I could talk my folks into buying me a pack of Topps baseball
cards and a comic book from the old High’s store in Leonardtown. I vividly
recall the anticipation while holding a new comic in my hands. What over-
whelming challenge would the hero defeat? How would the world…or the Bowen Plagge ‘20 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood
universe…be saved? Beautiful artwork. Suspenseful storyline. Human- Bowen Plagge, a member of the St. on base percentage (.463), and slugging
ity’s fate in the balance. All of it for just 35-cents. Mary’s College of Maryland baseball percentage (.714).
That probably sounds antiquated (or altogether lame) to today’s kids, team, earned All-CAC Second Team His numbers also stacked up well in
who have grown up on adrenaline-inducing blockbuster superhero mov- honors, the league announced today. the CAC with a variety reaching the top
ies. It’s a fair assessment, but I’m still glad to have a connection to comic This is the second consecutive season ten of the conference. Plagge finished
books, for that is how superheroes first captured our imagination. the Seahawks were represented on the the 2019 season ninth in hits, eighth in
I am equally grateful for the technology that has enabled comic book All-CAC team. triples, eighth in stolen bases, third in
heroes and villains to properly transition to the big screen. That technol- Plagge, a junior transfer by way of batting average, eighth in on base per-
ogy brought the Marvel Cinematic Universe to life - and what a ride it has Towson University, made an immediate centage, and fourth in slugging per-
been. Starting with “Iron Man” in 2008 and now culminating with “End impact from the plate for the Seahawks centage. The 6-2 catcher particularly
Game” in 2019, Marvel has taken us on a decade-plus, 20-ish film adven- this season. The Leonardtown, Mary- excelled in conference play, leading the
ture that would have been unimaginable to my 10-year-old self while flip- land native led the Seahawks in a num- way with a conference best .410 batting
ping through an early 80s Spider-Man comic. ber of offensive statistical categories, average against CAC foes and recording
Now the future is uncertain. More movies will be made, of course, and including runs (32), hits (56), doubles 34 hits, good for third in the league.
the franchise and the remaining characters will evolve. But this run by (12), triples (3), home runs (7), RBI (35),
Marvel, and the Avengers movies in particular, was a cultural apex for stolen bases (12), batting average (.421), Press Release from SMCM
comics and superheroes that will be difficult to repeat. The coalescence of

The Tackle Box Fishing Report


heroes allowed for complex storylines, seemingly omnipotent forces of evil
and I-can’t-get-enough-of-this, keep-you-coming-back-for-more battles –
and the big screen was the big stage it all needed. Even I’ll admit that a
modest comic book would never have done it justice.
Beyond the struggles between good and evil (a predictable plot), what By Ken and Linda Lamb the 22 inch size, and sighted some that
Avengers always got right, and what should be its lasting legacy, is the Contributing Writers were in the mid 30 inch range.
power of collaboration. It took a lot for all these powerful characters to Catfish are most everywhere in the
coexist and adopt a common cause. I would imagine (because that’s all I At last! a weekend forecast coming up rivers and even on the bay shore at Point
can do), that if you can fly, possess great strength or are legitimately a god, with sunny days, warm temperatures, Lookout. A fisherman landed four cat-
it’s hard to check your ego and operate within a team structure. and light winds. fish off the public pier in Piney Point at
The Avengers storyline always included that struggle and, ultimately, In addition, the rockfish minimum the St. George Island Bridge in about 45
their collective realization – sometimes at the passionate urging Nick Fury falls to 19 inches on Thursday the 16th, minutes last Friday in mid afternoon on
- that they were far more powerful united than separated. The diversity and more areas are open to fish. The cut bait. White perch should turn on in
of the heroes - in skill-set, background, generation, nationality, race and mouth of the Patuxent will be available earnest this week as we get some normal
gender (and even life-form) - was certainly no mistake either. The imme- up to Point Patience, and the Maryland temperatures. Crabs will be very active
diate message: No one is strong enough, not even Thor or Hulk, no one is tributaries of the Potomac open up, to make up lost time as the cold has set
smart enough, not Tony Stark or Shuri, and no gender or race is singularly those are the most important factors for them back at least two weeks.
adequate to defeat the challenges ahead. The lasting message for the mere our region. Surf casters on the Naval Air Station
mortals: We all need each other. More good news is that rockfish in the found willing young stripers all around
The choice Avengers leaves us with is simple, yet enormous. It is a ques- 19- to 24-inch size are in pretty good Cedar Point on the rocks and in the
tion for all humanity. Are we going to do this together? Are we going supply as both trollers and lure cast- mouths of creeks.
to unite and solve global issues like climate change and national issues ers have been successful in any areas Fresh water fishing is excellent in the
like income disparity, racism, sexism, homophobia and gun violence? Or catching and releasing these smaller fish lakes and ponds. The extended cool is
will we close ranks and cordon off society based on petty differences? If while seeking the trophy size of 36 inch- just right for crappie and limits of 15 per
we choose the latter, a “Thanos” of some sort will ultimately win our end es or better. There were good catches day have been common at St. Mary’s
game, for unlike the comics, real life doesn’t guarantee a happy ending. of rockfish in the mouth of the Patux- Lake. Pickerel, bass, bluegill, and even
ent by fishermen throwing Bomber yellow perch are very active. Live crick-
Send comments to RonaldGuyJr@gmail.com Wind Cheater (swimming plugs) around ets, minnows, and lure (Beetle Spins are
structure and the wrecks. Jiggers at the great) are all producing.
Power Plant Discharge found stripers in
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Patuxent River
Naval Air Station
Communication, Preparedness and Flexibility
Nets NATEC Employee Recognition

Lt. Ed Butler, Military Site Lead for NATEC Site Whidbey Island (left), presents Dwight Felty a certificate on his recognition as the 2019 National Logistics and Industrial Operations Competency
Supervisor of the Year.
The purposeful exchange of information among him to be forward thinking and be adaptable in his ap- Felty was also recognized for leading the develop-
stakeholders is one of the first steps in readiness pro- proach to problem solving—two leadership qualities ment of the P-8A Qualified Proficient Technical Repre-
duction, according to Dwight Felty, a Naval Air Tech- he believes are essential in providing support to the sentative curriculum in the Advanced Skills Manage-
nical Data and Engineering Service Center (NATEC) fleet. “I formulate plans in anticipation of future needs ment program. As a result, 18 technical representatives
Avionics Supervisor/Equipment Specialist at Naval and challenges. Flexibility is also key. Change is the earned their accreditation, enabling NATEC Sites
Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington. norm in our field of disciplines,” he said. Whidbey Island and Jacksonville to provide highly
“I’m a firm believer in clear, concise and timely Tom Rudowsky, Director, Sustainment Group, com- responsive troubleshooting assistance and over-the-
communication,” he said. “Without it, neither NA- mended Felty for taking on the NATEC P-8A technical shoulder training to seven squadrons. These standards
TEC Headquarters [in San Diego, California] or I have coordinator responsibilities in addition to his full-time are now used by the Navy to qualify Sailors as techni-
means of anticipating any changes that will impact the job during the Navy’s transition from the P-3C Orion cal representatives on the aircraft.
fleet, my organization, the team or myself. It’s a two- to the P-8A. “Supervising several teams at the same There is a distinct difference between managers and
way street. Without making my intentions clear to em- time is tough,” he said. “You covered multiple disci- leaders that is reflected in the effectiveness of products
ployees, success would be difficult, if not impossible.” plines across logistics for a transitioning platform in a and services provided to the fleet, according to Felty.
Felty was recently named the 2019 National Logis- competitive environment. Thank you for all you do in “My approach to identifying and developing solu-
tics and Industrial Operations Competency Supervisor in providing capabilities to the fleet.” tions to challenges is simple—communicate, antici-
of the Year. He is credited with providing training to “Mr. Felty is a model supervisor,” said NATEC Di- pate, be flexible,” he said. “But it takes a proficient
Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CPRW) 10 prior to rector Cmdr. Ken Tachikawa who nominated him. “He workforce in conjunction with engaged leadership to
their deployment that was tailored to meet the special is a proactive leader who cares immensely about the ensure NATEC provides the high level of support to
needs of each squadron. As a result, CPRW-10 made NATEC team, the quality of the engineering technical the Fleet and the program offices. Providing readiness
fewer requests for NATEC services while its squad- services that we provide to the Naval Aviation Enter- starts with communication.”
rons were deployed. prise, and the unmatched impact NATEC has on avia-
Communication, he explained, makes it possible for tion readiness.”
Thursday, May 16, 2019 The County Times Entertainment 23

Broadway is Back F & G A M E


u n
The Newtowne Players present their fourth year
S
there 12. Space station

of “A Night on Broadway: Sight, Sound and Song”


41. Ridicules 14. Gene
43. Allied Powers vs. Central
Powers
19. Satisfy
23. Livid
CLUES DOWN
45. Produce 24. It comes after “et”
47. Ancient kingdom near
Dead Sea
25. More (Spanish)
26. Electronic data processing
1. __and her sisters
49. Hebrew unit of liquid
capacity
27. Buffer solution to separate
DNA and RNA 2. Smear or rub with oil
50. Type of sword
55. “Sin City” actress
28. Primate
29. Scattered 3. Holy places
56. Female reproductive cells 34. Evergreen tree
57. Afflicted
59. One point north of
35. What engaged couples
will say
4. Indicates position
northeast
60. Garland
36. Barbie’s friend
37. Midway between south
5. Drives around
61. Spiritual leader
62. Negative
and southeast
39. A position from which 6. Price
63. Tooth caregiver progress can be made
64. Cheek 40. Showed up 7. Semiaquatic mammal
41. Insecticide
CLUES DOWN
1. Form of “to be”
42. Type of milk
44. Verandas
8. With three uneven
CLUES ACROSS 17. Type of horse
1. Sacred bull (Egyptian 18. Volcanic craters 2. A hand has one
3. Thought
45. Annoyingly talkative
46. Abba __, Israeli politician sides

PUZZLE SOLUTIONS
myth.) 20. Type of graph (abbr.)
5. One-time European money 21. Supporters 4. Physical body 47. “Heat” director
9. Sacrifice hit

LAST WEEK’S
5. Removes 48. Plant genus
8. Disfigure 22. North and South are two 51. Swiss river
6. One who perpetrates
11. Polish city
13. Move quickly on foot
25. Spread
30. Adjusted wrongdoing
7. Make one
52. Prejudice
53. Actor Idris
12. Covers a wound
14. Landlocked West African
country
31. Vietnamese offensive
32. Nazi architect 8. Kate and Rooney are two
9. __ Ladd, “Shane” actor
54. Freedom fighters (slang)
58. Criticize
13. Jaguarundi
15. Used in aromatherapy 33. Nigerian peoples
16. The greatest of all time 38. When you hope to get 10. Makes fun of
17. Works produced by
skill and imagination
19. A way to improve
20. River along India and
Eddie Carter takes the lead in “Be the Hero” from the musical Big Fish. (Photo by Stacey
Nepal border
CLUES ACROSS 37. It grows on heads 21. Hairnet
Park)
1. Maintains possession 39. A Spanish river 25. DePaul University
of 40. Boundary athletes
4. Other side 41. Contains music 29. Bachelor of Laws
10. Comedienne Gasteyer 42. Causes to feel sorrow 31. Game of skill
11. Lawn buildup 48. Used to restrain 32. Holy man
12. Southeast 50. Fictional kids 33. Cylinder of tobacco
14. Negative character 35. Most ingratiating
15. Greek temple pillar 51. South American 38. Repeats aloud
16. Blue country 41. Red wine
18. Pointless 52. Devote resources to 43. Debilitating tropical
22. Complete 53. Beginner disease
23. Supervisor 54. Everyone has one 44. Entirely lacking
24. Where kids bathe 55. University worker 45. Female sheep
26. Radio frequency (abbr.) 46. Where a bird lives
Sarah Gravelle and Autumn Mallory kick off the song “Be the Hero” from Big Fish. They are
joined on stage by Christine Kalil (far left) and eventually the full ensemble. (Photo by Stacey 27. Cruel Roman emperor 56. Resist an attack 47. Stalk that supports the
Park) 28. Young woman 58. Unifying Chinese capsule
(French) dynasty 49. Cutlery
By Jeni Coster every age.
Graphic Designer The evening opened with an energiz- 30. Within 59. Blood-sucking African 56. Symptom of
ing performance by the ensemble of 31. Civil Service fly withdrawal (abbr.)
The Newtowne Players are at it again, “There’s No Business Like Show Busi- Commission 60. CNN’s founder 57. Delaware
bringing Broadway hits to life in their ness” and closed with their outstanding
latest production. The Three Notch The- 34. Sarongs
performances of “Thank You For The
atre is currently presenting “A Night Music” and “Ain’t No Mountain High 36. Father
on Broadway: Sight, Sound and Song,” Enough”. I was particularly mesmerized
written by Thomas Espostio and Diane by the choreography and performance
Trautman, and directed by Esposito. of “My Shot”, also by the ensemble. LAST WEEK’S PUZZLE SOLUTIONS ON PAGE 31
This year’s gifted cast is starring Other numbers that I found remarkable
Eddie Carter, Marina Broome-Eason, were “Wishin’ & Hopin’” by Gravelle
Erich Engel, Sarah Gravelle, Christine and the women, “Only Us” by Mallory
Kalil, Autumn Mallory, Hunter Mar- and Engel, “Butter Outta Cream” by En-
tin, and Stephanie Taubert. Taubert was gel and Martin, and “When I Marry Mr.
not present at the show I attended, but Snow” by Kalil. Overall the entire cast
her songs were covered by Mallory and did a wonderful job really getting into
Gravelle. The musicians are Tommy their roles and moving the audience.
Chedester, Stephanie Gleason, Erin With more than 30 musical perfor-
Moss, Joe Scrittore, Ed Delmoro, and mances, you’re bound to hear many
Diane Trautman. songs you know and love; and you may
The songs range from top hits and not even discover something new to delight
as well known songs from Broadway you. The show runs now until May 19th,
shows including: Fiddler on the Roof, Fridays through Saturdays at 8 p.m.,
Something Rotten, Guys and Dolls, Sundays at 3:30 p.m., doors open one
Hamilton, Jekyll and Hyde, Motown the hour prior to the performance. Tickets
Musical, Catch Me If You Can, Shout are available at www.newtowneplay-
the Mod Musical, Frozen, Beautiful, ers.org/tickets Adults $18, Seniors/Stu-
Aladdin, Dear Evan Hansen and more. dents/Military $15, Children $13. This
There are more than 27 different Broad- show is appropriate for all ages.
way musicals represented in this years
lineup, something for musical lovers of jenicoster@countytimes.net
24 Obituaries The County Times Thursday, May 16, 2019

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

Shirley Marie Nickerson Gloria Turbyne, Martha Fisher, Sharon Washington, D.C. a chance to retire however work wasn’t
Connelly, Dennis Mattingly, Roy Mat- She was born on March 24, 1972 in work to him, it was doing what he loved
Shirley Ma- tingly, John Mattingly, Brenda Gerber, Leonardtown, MD to Barbara Clarke of the most.
rie Nicker- Debra Majkut, Theresa Mayor, Leona Hollywood, MD and Michael Norris of When Dan would take a break from
son, 82, “Miss Butler, Anna Braithwaite, Mary Carol, Sunset Beach, NC. working 24/7, you could find him va-
Shirley” of Bobby Mattingly, and Alan Mattingly. Sunny is a lifelong resident of St. cationing with his family in Maine. He
Compton, MD She was a lifelong St. Mary’s Coun- Mary’s County and a 1990 graduate of loved Maine so much, he purchased a
passed away ty, MD resident and graduated from Leonardtown High School. On July farm in North Whitefield Maine in the
surrounded by Margaret Brent School. Shirley was a 31, 1994, she married her beloved hus- early 2000’s. Dan enjoyed working,
her loving fam- switchboard operator with St. Mary’s band, Clifford Wallace in Las Vegas, crabbing, fishing, riding his Harley, and
ily on May 10, Hospital for 23 years. NV. Together they celebrated over 24 dancing. Dad loved every minute he
2019 in Calla- Contributions may be made to St. wonderful years of marriage. She was spent with his children and their fami-
way, MD. She Francis Xavier Catholic Church 21370 employed for many years as a dedicated lies. He was known as Grandfather to all
was born on February 6, 1936 in St. Newtowne Neck Road Leonardtown, administrative assistant with various the grandkids and great grandkids.
Mary’s City, MD to the late Hilda Marie MD 20650 and Hospice of St. Mary’s government contractors, with the last He is survived by his children, Dani-
Mattingly and William Jennings Mat- P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650. company being Wyle. She enjoyed tak- ello M. Lacey, of California, MD, Luvi-
tingly. Shirley was the loving wife of Arrangements provided by the Mat- ing vacations to visit family, especially na M. Lacey (Norman), of Leonard-
Deacon William Jess Nickerson, whom tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. to Myrtle Beach, NC. Her other hobbies town, MD, Andrea R. Ridgell (Douglas
she married on February 6, 1954 in St. Leonardtown, MD. included crocheting, in which she made Hunter), of Lusby, MD, and Kimberly
Francis Xavier Catholic Church Leonar- beautiful scarfs, blankets and hats. Her M. Dove, of California, MD; siblings,
dtown, MD. Shirley is survived by her family was her greatest pride and joy, Mary Jane Bowles, of Mechanicsville,
children Windy Schaller of Breton Bay, Sonja Jean Wallace and she enjoyed spending as much time MD, Ralph Ridgell, of Mechanicsville,
MD, Mary Shields of Owings, MD, Bar- as possible with her children. MD, William Ridgell, of California,
bara Castle of Compton, MD, William Sonja Jean
“Sunny” Wal- In addition to her beloved husband, MD, Orem Ridgell, of Clements, MD,
J. Nickerson, Jr. of Compton, MD, Vic- Sunny is also survived by her children, Lucy Caton, of Mechanicsville, MD,
toria Caster of Hollywood, MD, Marga- lace, 47, of
Leonardtown, Kylie Jean Wallace and Garrett Michael and Jodi Bates, of New Lebanon, NY;
ret Rorex of San Antonio, TX, Michael Wallace, both of Leonardtown, MD; grandchildren, Brittany, Courtney,
Nickerson of Compton, MD, Tracey MD passed
away on May Brian Norris (Jen) of Hollywood, MD; Gwendolyn, Thomas Lacey, CJ Dean
Shields of Compton, MD, Anthony her in-laws, Charles Grant and Nita Jr., Korie Hunter, Charity Phetteplace,
Dickerson of Compton, MD, 32 grand- 6, 2019 at Med-
Star Wash- Wallace of Hollywood, MD, her broth- Riley Smith, Arabella Garrison; and
children and 60 great grandchildren. er-in-law, Grant Wallace. (Fay) of Hol- great grandchildren, Aaliyah, Janiah
Along with her siblings Linda Pistachio, ington Hospi-
tal Center in lywood, MD; her sister-in-law, Donna Dickens and Carter Buckler. In addition
Shaffer (C.W.) of Leonardtown, MD; to his parents, he was preceded in death
and many nieces, nephews, cousins, ex- by his grandson, Cody Michael Lacey
tended family and friends. and brothers, Louis A. Ridgell and Al-
All services will be private. fred W. Ridgell.
Condolences to the family may be In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu-
made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com tions may be made to The Johns Hop-
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- kins Hospital, 750 East Pratt Street,
neral Home, P.A. in Leonardtown, MD. 17th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202, or the
Cody Michael Lacey Memorial Scholar-
ship Fund, P.O. Box 716, Charlotte Hall,
Daniel Ignatius Ridgell MD 20622.
Daniel Ig- Condolences to the family may be
natius Ridgell, made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com
74, of Califor- Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu-
nia, MD passed neral Home, P.A. in Leonardtown, MD.
away on May 3,
2019 at Johns
Hopkins Hospi- Ann Laurah Harris
tal surrounded Ann Lau-
by his loving rah Harris, 87,
family. of Columbia,
Dan was MD (formerly
born on June 15, 1944 in Ridge, MD to of Hollywood,
the late Edward Abell Ridgell and Ag- MD) passed
nes Lucille (Hammett) Ridgell. away on Friday,
Dan was a lifelong resident of St. May 3, 2019 at
Mary’s County. He started early work- Howard Coun-
ing for different ones in the HVAC In- ty General
dustry until starting Ridgell Burner Hospital.
Service in 1974. He would continue his She was born on October 31, 1932,
career opening Ridgell Service Cen- near Morehead City, NC to the late Jim
ter in the late 70’s to early 80’s. As that and Rena Mitchell. She was one of six
didn’t seem to be enough, Dan went on children born to the couple.
to open Ridgell Oil Company in 1982. Ann met her future husband, John of
Dan worked on furnaces/boilers, drove Montana, who was stationed at MCAS
the oil truck for home deliveries and Cherry Point, N.C. They moved to Mis-
went on to drive his Peterbilt transport- soula, Mt where they started to raise
ing his own oil/gas. Dan truly loved his their family. From their they moved to
customers; it didn’t matter what time Seattle, WA, Vista, CA, Fairport, NY
day or night he would always carry on and Pleasantville, NY. In Pleasantville
a conversation with them. He didn’t get she started a very successful boutique of
Thursday, May 16, 2019 The County Times Obituaries 25

handmade clothes called Sewtique. Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon Ed was born Mary Llewwlyn Budd
They eventually moved to Holly- (3rd Award), Navy and Marine Corps to Beverly Eliz-
wood, MD where they enjoyed retire- Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), abeth Souder Mary Llew-
ment together. They spent the last few Navy Unit Commendation, NATO and John Jo- wlyn Budd, 75,
years of their lives at Brighton Gardens Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Na- seph Quinlan of Mechanics-
Assisted Living. tional Defense Service Medal, Enlisted on July 17, 1938 ville, MD de-
Ann is survived by her two sons and Aviation Warfare Specialist, Naval Air in Savage, MD, parted this life
their family. Her eldest son, John and Crewman, and the Navy Commendation in the middle of on Wednesday,
his wife, Mary, and their son Mark and Medal. a fierce thun- May 8, 2019,
his wife, Ingrid, and her youngest son, Mike enjoyed boating, fishing and derstorm, as surrounded
Dave and his wife, Denise. She is also coaching the St. Mary’s Girls Lacrosse the family lore by her loving
survived by her two sisters, Margaret League. He especially loved spend- goes. He grew up in Lansdowne, MD, in family.
Wagner of Morehead City, NC and Au- ing time with family and friends and his grandmother Laura’s house, with his She was born
drey Piner of Atlantic Beach, NC; her watching his daughter play lacrosse. cousins Jim, Buzz and Bobby Quinlan, March 3, 1944 in Wilmington, Delaware
brother, Jim Mitchell of Bellevue, NE; Contributions may be made to Leon- and spent his youth playing baseball, to the late Levy Cole and Edith Dorsey.
and her sister in law, Collie Mitchell of ardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad P.O. rollerskating (he always told us they Mary married the love her life, Lester
Newport, NC. In addition to her parents Box 299 Leonardtown, MD 20650. called him “Lightning on Wheels”), and Howard Budd on November 29, 1973.
she was also preceded in death by her riding the bus into Baltimore to watch Together they celebrated over 45 years
beloved husband, John Richard “Dick” his favorite cowboys on the big screen. of marriage and shared six wonderful
Harris who passed away in December Joann Hope Carter An injury to his hip as a toddler kept children.
2016; and her brothers, Clarence Mitch- him bedridden in Kernan Hospital until Mary was wonderful woman who
Joann Hope loved her family and her best “fur-
ell and Gerald Mitchell. Carter, 56, of the age of five, when he had to re-learn
Memorial Contributions may be made how to walk. He spent so much time in friend” Sophie. She loved to paint and
Mechanics- express her artistic abilities. She also
the Alzheimer’s Association of Mary- ville, Mary- the hospital that they took his picture
land, 10665 Stanhaven Place, Suite and made him the poster child, literally, was always available to play cards.
land, died on She was a wonderful mother and loved
205D, White Plains, MD 20695. May 11th, 2019 for “Crippled Children of Baltimore.”
Condolences to the family may be These posters were hung up in stores all her children, grandchildren and great-
at her home, grandchildren. She was proud of the
made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com surrounded over the city, much to his grandmother’s
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- displeasure! beautiful family she and Lester had to-
by her loving gether. She will be missed by many but
neral Home, P.A. in Leonardtown, MD. family. Ed met his future wife, Miss Rebecca
Tomberlin, at the Wigwam in Waldorf her legacy will live on in the bright eyes
Born on of her family.
March 17th, 1963 in Orleans France, she in 1971. They were married a year later,
Michael Alan McCurdy was the daughter of Mary Luckett and on Becky’s birthday, and spent 48 won- Along with her husband, she is sur-
derful years together. He retired from vived by her children, Bruce Burke
Michael the late Ralph Luckett. (Terry) of Supply, NC, John Nichols
Alan McCurdy, Joann Carter was a homemaker, and People’s Life Insurance Company, and
later also retired from driving buses for of Charlotte Hall, MD, Linda Baxter,
“Mike” 60 of a Mom. She loved listening to music, Mechanicsville, MD, Angela Goad,
Leonardtown, dancing, embroidering, and spending St. Mary’s Transit System. In his free
time, he loved going to listen to live Lexington Park MD; and twelve (12)
MD formerly time with family. She enjoyed watching grandchildren, and eleven (11) great-
of San Jose, television, especially Judge Judy. bluegrass music, watching old cowboy
movies on tv, and taking long road trips grandchildren. She also is survived by
CA passed on Joann Carter was preceded in death one sister, Betty Deckard. Along with
April 24, 2019 by her father. She is survived by her with Becky in his beloved red pickup
truck. Out of all his travels, he talked the her parents, she is preceded in death by
in Washington, husband of 28 years, Michael Carter; her daughter, Diana L. Burke and sister
DC. Born on children Susan Carter, and Jacob Carter. most about Monument Valley in Utah,
and about visiting John Wayne’s grave Nancy Myers.
February 15, She is also survived by her mother, her Condolences to the family may be
1959 in Maysville, KY he was the son of sisters Constance Walton, and Elizabeth in Orange County, CA.
Ed leaves behind his beloved wife, made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com
the late Lois Ann Chambers and Charles Kidwell; her brother John Luckett; and Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu-
McCurdy. Mike was the loving husband numerous nieces, nephews, other rela- Becky Quinlan. He always said his chil-
dren were the light of his life, and he is neral Home & Crematory, P.A., Char-
of Debra McCurdy whom he married on tives, and friends. lotte Hall, MD.
October 19, 1996 in Patuxent River, MD. Family and friends to gather on Satur- survived by his son, Eddie (and his wife
He is survived by his children; Phillip day, May 18th, 2019 at 11 AM with the Dana), and his daughters Amy (and her
McCurdy (Fiancée Jessica White) of At- memorial service to follow at 12 PM at husband Mark Saye), and Amanda (and Sergio Manuel
lanta, GA, Christopher McCurdy (Erin Hughesville Baptist Church, 8505 Leon- her husband Kyle Leger). “Old Grand- Hernandez, Jr.
Wilson) of Durham, NC, Kathryn Mc- ardtown Road, Hughesville, Maryland Dad” will be missed greatly by his
Sergio Man-
Curdy of Leonardtown, MD and Staci 20637. Interment will be private. five grandchildren: Ethan, Madeleine,
uel Hernandez,
Gaeschler of Virginia Beach, VA and 1 In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu- Chloe, Layne and Scarlett.
Jr. 37, of Char-
grandchild; as well as his siblings Me- tions may be made to the Lung Cancer A Visitation will be held on Friday,
lotte Hall, MD
gan Krcik, Alicia Hinton, Derek Mc- Foundation of America, 15 South Frank- May 17, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
departed this
Curdy, Dana McCurdy, Michelle Doran lin Street, New Ulm, Minnesota, 56073 with a Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m.,
life on Wednes-
and Stephanie Eaton. or to the Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955
day, May 8,
Mike moved to St. Mary’s County 625, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD
2019, after suc-
MD from Sigonella Italy in 1995. He Condolences to the family may be 20650.
cumbing to
graduated from Homestead High School made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com In lieu of flowers, the family requests
injuries from
in Cupertino, CA. in 1977. Mike also Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- that donations be made to Hospice of
an automobile
earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree neral Home & Crematory, P.A., Char- St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown,
accident.
in Information Systems from the Uni- lotte Hall, MD. MD 20650.
He was born March 9, 1982 in Wash-
versity of Maryland in 2003. Condolences to the family may be
ington, D.C. He is the son of the late
Mike served in the United States made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Sergio Manuel Hernandez Sr. and Sal-
Navy for 20 years, from August 10, 1977 Louis Edward Quinlan Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu-
vadora (Fernandez) Hernandez of Capi-
to August 31, 1997. While serving in the neral Home, P.A.
Louis Edward Quinlan, age 80, of tal Heights, MD.
Navy he earned the Navy Achievement Hollywood, MD, died on Friday, May Sergio met the love of his life and best
Medal (2nd Award), Joint Meritori- 10th, 2019 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospi- friend, Colleen Hernandez, when he
ous Unit Award, Navy Good Conduct tal in Leonardtown, MD, surrounded by was a young man of 15 and she a sweet
Medal (5th Award), Navy Expeditionary his loving family. 13 years old. They were married for
26 Obituaries The County Times Thursday, May 16, 2019

PROTECTING YOUR ASSETS


AND YOUR CHILDREN THE
two glorious years after spending over
twenty years living and loving in a com-
mitted relationship that produced three
will be heard at 1:00 p.m. at Brinsfield
Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A., 30195
Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD
SECOND TIME AROUND
wonderful and beautiful children. They 20622. Interment will be private. What are pre-nups? These are What about other assets each party
only recently purchased their dream Condolences to the family may be pre-nuptial agreements entered into might own individually? The pre-
home on fifteen acres to raise their lov- made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com  by prospective husbands and wives nup addresses those as well. For ex-
ing family. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- that set forth how the couple wants ample, suppose one party has a valu-
Sergio provided for his family work- neral Home & Crematory, P.A., Char- to manage their assets in the event able stamp collection that they have
ing as a construction worker. He be- lotte Hall, MD. one of them dies or there is a divorce. promised to a grandchild. The pre-
lieved in working hard and keeping his Some people consider pre-nups to be nup will make it clear that the stamp
family first and foremost in everything anti-romantic. However, others rec- collection is the sole property of one
he did. He would take his children to Kenneth John Zimmerer ognize that these days, when so many party and will not be distributed or
work on various jobs with him and they people get divorced or whose spouses divided up on the death of that party.
Kenneth have died and then get re-married, The pre-nup addresses property
loved to go with their dad. John “Kenny”
Sergio was a caring father who loved pre-nups play an important role in owned by each party individually
Zimmerer, taking care of children from a prior prior to their marriage. But, what
his children. He would spend hours formerly of
riding around with his oldest son, as marriage and protecting the assets about property the soon to be married
Romney, West of those who have been previously couple acquire after marriage? This
he practiced driving with his new per- Virginia de-
mit. He enjoyed watching his middle divorced. too is addressed in the pre-nup. Or-
parted this life Not long ago, we were approached dinarily, the couple decides that they
son, Damian, play football and cheered on Thursday,
him from the sidelines. His beautiful to create a pre-nup for a wonderful will split any assets they acquire after
May 9, 2019 at couple in their mid-80’s. The couple marriage, fifty-fifty. So, if they buy
three-year old princess, Mia Rose was the Charlotte
a Daddy’s Girl. When he wasn’t with met in an assisted living facility, fell a house together as joint tenants with
Hall Veterans in love and decided to get married. right of survivorship, and one of them
his wife and children, Sergio could be Home.
found repairing small engines, checking Both of them had been married and dies, the other takes complete owner-
He was born April 5, 1957 in Balti- had adult children and grandchildren ship of the house. In the event of a
out classic cars or driving around just to more, Maryland. He was the son of the
discover new places. He enjoyed thrift from their prior marriages. Rather divorce, the other has a claim for 50%
late Walter Anthony Zimmerer and Mil- than create controversy in the fam- of the value of the house. Of course,
shopping and looking for a great find. dred Eva (Fleckenstein) Zimmerer.
He spent many hours riding his dirt bike ily about inheritances, the couple de- there are lots of other factors that are
Kenny proudly served his country in cided to make it clear in their pre-nup involved, but you get the picture.
and ATV’s with his family and children the United States Navy beginning on
on their property. Sergio went on family that each of their children and grand- In a pre-nup, each party exchanges
January 7, 1977. He was proud to have children from prior marriages would personal financial statements with
vacations to the beach to keep his family served on the John F. Kennedy aircraft
happy when he would have preferred a continue to receive the inheritances the other. These financial statements
carrier before his honorable discharge they were expecting from their parent must be complete and detailed so that
cooler climate. He would do anything to on January 3, 1980. During his tour he
keep his family happy. or grandparent after marriage. With one party can never accuse the other
was privileged to be able to travel the the pre-nup signed, the children and of hiding any assets.
He was such a kind and caring man. world and experience other cultures. He
He was always accepting of others and grandchildren of the couple were able A pre-nup is a contract between
loved to reminisce about his favorite lo- to celebrate the new marriage with no the parties. As such, it is enforceable
he would do anything he could to help. cation, Italy.
He was a wonderful example of true concerns about what would happen in a court of law. Some people think
Kenny was a good man and spent his when their mother/grandmother or that their Will or a Trust has decided
human kindness. He enjoyed spend- final years charming the ladies at the
ing time with his brothers, Danny, Mi- father/grandfather died. In this case, who owns what assets after death, but
Veterans Home. He made many friends both parties had assets to protect for whatever you have decided in those
chael and David and sisters, Patty and during his time there, and the staff and
Belkis and other extended family when their children and, by creating the documents is not enforceable because
residents honored him with a Special pre-nup, both parties helped create the surviving spouse can execute
he would host everyone for cookouts Final Salute as he left the property for
and family get-togethers. Sergio will be family harmony with their new ex- a new Will or Trust after the death
the last time. He enjoyed playing Bingo, tended family members. of the other spouse that completely
missed by many, but none as much as his hiking and crabbing. He could spend
family. Pre-nups are commonly used to changes the distribution of the prop-
hours outdoors in nature. He favored the protect children from a prior mar- erty. People that use pre-nups are
Along with his wife, he is survived beauty and peace nature brought to his
by his three children, Sergio Emilio riage. What does a pre-nup involve? concerned about this. Even if your
soul. He was a kind man who made life- Primarily, each party exchanges fi- potential spouse has an excellent re-
Hernandez, Damian Antonio Hernan- long friends with the people he encoun-
dez and Mia Rose Hernandez all of nancial information with the other. lationship with your children from a
tered throughout his life and he will be One of the primary assets a person prior marriage, when you die, how
Charlotte Hall, MD. He is also survived missed by all.
by three brothers, Daniel Hernandez has is their retirement account. When can you be assured those children
Kenny is survived by his siblings, a person marries, their new spouse will be protected? Not with a Will or
of Hyattsville, MD, David Alvarez of Steve Zimmerer of Baltimore, MD,
Greenbelt, MD and Michael Hernan- has a legal claim on the retirement a Trust—only through a pre-nup.
Lenny Zimmerer (Karen) of Baltimore, account of the other spouse. Particu- To those who claim the pre-nup is
dez of Oneonta, NY; two sisters, Patri- MD and Shelly McLaughlin of Rom-
cia Hernandez of Greenbelt, MD and larly in cases of a second marriage anti-romantic because it addresses
ney, WV. He is also survived by two (2) where children are involved, most what happens on divorce or death,
Belkis Alvarez of Greenbelt, MD; his nephews, Tyler and Corey and one (1)
mother-in-law Gail Basle, father-in-law parties want to preserve their retire- think again. Divorce may not be in-
niece, Ava. He was proceeded in death ment accounts for their children. The evitable but death is. If you want to
Kenny Mohamed and two brothers-in- by his parents.
law, Bryan Bolden and David Worley; pre-nup makes that clear—each par- truly protect your children the second
At this time all arrangements will be ty agrees they will not claim against time around and preserve family har-
three nephews, Izaiah, Jaxson and Wil- private, with a Memorial Service to be
son and one niece, Ava and numerous the retirement account of the other in mony, both parties should welcome
held at a later date. the event of death or divorce. the opportunity to do so in a pre-nup.
aunts, uncles and cousins. Sergio was Condolences to the family may be
proceeded in death by his father, Sergio Similarly, if one party owns a Join me for a discussion of this and
made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com house, upon marriage the other may other matters on Thursday June 20th
Manuel Hernandez, Sr. and sister, The- Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu-
resa Hernandez. assert a legal claim to ownership of at 11 am at our offices at 8906 Bay
neral Home & Crematory, P.A., Char- one-half of the house. Under the pre- Avenue, North Beach, MD 20714.
Family will receive friends on Satur- lotte Hall, MD.
day, May 18, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to nup, each party clearly states that Call 301-855-2246 to reserve your
1:00 p.m. for a Memorial Celebration at when they marry they will not as- seat. See you there.
Brinsfield Funeral Home & Crematory, sert any claim to the house the other
P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Char- owns. By Lyn Striegel
lotte Hall, MD 20622. Memorial prayers
Thursday, May 16, 2019 The County Times Calendars 27

St. Mary’s Department of Aging & Human Services Garvey Loffler Senior Activity Center 301-475-4200, ext. 71658
Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4200, ext. 71050

Programs and Activities Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 73101
Visit www.stmarysmd.com/aging for the most up-to date information
Brought to you by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County: James R. Guy, President; Michael L. Hewitt; Tom Jarboe; Todd B. Morgan; John E. O’Connor; and the Department of Aging & Human Services

Plan? This is your opportunity! regularly participate in Enhance Fit- Center. We will provide all supplies
Celebrating Centenarians The Department of Aging & Human ness, or have been wanting to give it a needed. Call the receptionist to sign up
Department of Aging & Human Ser-
Services will be updating their four- try, here's your chance for free if you or for more information at, 301-475-
vices to Host First Annual Centenarian
year Area Plan in the coming weeks. are 50 years of age or older. For more 4200, ext. 71050.
Luncheon
On Friday, May 17, from 2:30-4 p.m., information, call Alice Allen, Division
Do you know someone living in St.
the Department will host an informal Manager for Senior Center Operations,
Mary’s County who will be 100 years
discussion at the Garvey Senior Activ- at 301-475-4200, ext. 71063.
Nutrition Talk at Loffler
of age or older this year? We want to Donna Taggert, licensed dietician,
ity Center, located at 41780 Baldridge
honor them! will offer the presentation Nutrition
The St. Mary’s County Department
Street in Leonardtown, Md., for the Seated Tai Chi at Northern and Your Gut on Monday, May 20, at
public to voice their opinion about the Tai Chi for Arthritis is an evidence-
of Aging & Human Services is proud 10 a.m. at the Loffler Senior Activity
needs of the Senior Community in the based program that is designed to help
to host the fi rst annual Centenarian Center. This will be a good opportunity
coming years. reduce pain, improve balance, and pro-
Luncheon in St. Mary’s County at the to get some questions answered about
In addition to the public meeting, mote total body wellness. The seated
James A. Forrest Career and Technol- foods that are good for your digestive
community members participate may version of this class is ideal for those
ogy Center, located at 24005 Point system. Additionally, Donna will offer
participate in a survey, available on- interested in the health benefits of Tai
Lookout Road in Leonardtown, Md., on private nutrition counseling at no cost
line at - https://www.surveymonkey. Chi while utilizing the safety and secu-
Wednesday, May 22, at 11 a.m. on the same date. To sign up for the
com/r/DNS3X8J. For those unable to rity of a chair. This series does involve
Friends, family, and caregivers are presentation, call 301-475-4200, ext.
access the online survey, print copies commimtment to attend as many of the
welcome to accompany our honorees to 71658, or stop by the reception desk at
are available at the Garvey, Northern, six classes as possible. Classes are on
the fi rst annual Centenarian Luncheon. Loffler. To make an appointment for
and Loffler Senior Activity Centers. Mondays, May 20-July 1, from 10:15-
Due to space constraints, each hon- nutrition counseling, text or call Donna
For more information, call 301-475- 11 a.m. and are progressive. Attending
oree is limited to a maximum of three at 240-538-6539
4200, ext. 71050, or email Sarah Mill- all will help participants get the maxi-
guests. Indicate the number of partici-
er, Community Programs & Outreach mum benefit. Please note that not all
pants when registering. Honorees must
Manager, at Sarah.Miller@stmarysmd. classes are consecutive due to holiday Coffee with the Sheriff
be 100 years of age or older as of De- The Triad/SALT Council invites you
com/aging. closings. Space is limited. Advanced
cember 31, 2019. to have Coffee with the Sheriff! Are
Space is limited and registration is sign up is required, no drop in space is
required. Please contact Sarah Miller, Enhance Fitness classes available. To sign up for this free series you interested in learning about the St.
Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office? Do
Community Programs & Outreach offered for FREE during in advance, please visit the signup table
you want to know more about issues
or call 301-475-4200, ext. 73103.
Manager, at 301-475-4200, ext. 71073, the month of May that affect you? This is an opportunity
or Sarah.Miller@stmarysmd.com to In honor of Older Americans Month, to ask Sheriff Timothy Cameron direct-
RSVP. join us at a senior activity center near Create an Inspirational Quote ly! Join us at the Loffler Senior Activ-
you for a well-rounded fitness class that Join us at the Garvey Senior Activity ity Center on Thursday, May 30, at 9:30
Department of Aging & incorporates aerobic, strength, balance, Center to create in inspirational quote a.m. Registration is required. Contact
on Monday, May 20, at 1:30 p.m. You
Human Services to Host and flexibility components all in a one-
can create artwork to be used in deco-
Sarah Miller, Community Programs &
hour workout. Enhance Fitness is being Outreach Manager, at 301-475-4200,
Area Plan Discussion offered during the month of May at the rating the NEW Garvey Senior Activ- ext. 71073, or email Sarah.Miller@st-
Do you want to provide input on ity Center. Join us in creating colorful
Garvey, Loffler, and Northern Senior marysmd.com.
the Department of Aging & Human inspirational quotes for us to frame and
Activity Centers FREE of charge to
Services’ four-year (2020-2023) Area use in the new Garvey Senior Activity
all participants. Whether you already

developing County over the next four years. As part of their everyday interactions. In the event of rain, dinner
the process, St. Mary’s County Library is surveying will be held inside the Leonard Hall Recreation Center.
our community to gain a more precise understanding Share a meal and conversation with someone you don’t
of the community’s needs, interests, and priorities. The know, exchange stories about life in St. Mary’s County,
survey will be available until Monday, May 27 through and discover both common ground and new ideas. The
the St. Mary’s County Library website, www.stmalib. conversation starts when you come to the table!
org.
You do not have to have a library card or currently Common Thread
Crafts and Conversations use the library to take the survey. The survey is open to Lexington Park Library will hold Common Thread
Lexington Park Library will hold Crafts and Con- all, regardless of age. Those under 18 will be counted on Tuesday, May 28 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Whether you
versations on Saturday, May 18 from 2 – 4 p.m. If as "17 and under." The survey software provides re- have been stitching for years, or you just want to learn,
you have a craft project you're working on and would spondents with complete anonymity. You will not be join fellow crafters who love all things fabric and fiber.
love some company, come to the library and join other asked to identify yourself, nor will your IP address be Open to knitters, crocheters, quilters, embroiderers,
crafters. captured at any time over the course of data collection. cross-stitchers, and any other kind of needleworkers.
Individual responses will not be shared. Bring your current project, mingle with like-minded
St. Mary’s County Library Closed for makers, and swap patterns, ideas, and tips. Basic sup-
Tickets for The Longest plies available, if needed. All skill levels welcome. No
Memorial Day
All three locations of the St. Mary’s County Library Table on sale now! registration required.
will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Join the St. Mary’s County Library on Friday, June
Memorial Day. All three locations will be open regular 21 at 6 p.m. for a community conversation over a Itsy Bitsy Storytime
business hours on Tuesday, May 28. family-style meal from Mission BBQ. Tickets are $10 Leonardtown Library will hold Itsy Bitsy Storytime
and available for sale through the St. Mary’s County on Friday, May 31 from 10 – 10:30 a.m. A storytime
Library website, www.stmalib.org. The event will be designed for a smaller group, but still filled with lots
Take the St. Mary’s County Library held at the St. Mary’s County Government Center, on of fun. If your little one finds our regular storytimes
Survey for our Strategic Plan! the front lawn near Miedzinski Park (23145 Leonard a little too overwhelming then this may be more their
The St. Mary’s County Library is conducting strate- Hall Dr, Leonardtown, MD 20650). During the meal, style. Designed for ages 2-5 with their caregivers. Reg-
gic planning to focus on the services it should offer our participants will discuss how to Choose Civility in istration required.
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Community Calendar To submit your event listing to go in our Community Calendar, please email timescalendar@countytimes.net
with the listing details by 12 p.m. on the Monday prior to our Thursday publication.

UPCOMING
Texas Hold’em Tournament Parsley potatoes and Dinner roll. $12 a din-
VFW Post 2632, 23282 Three Notch Rd. Shoppes at Asbury Sale ner. Pre-orders suggested. Robin 301-737-
Call for Artists (Rt 235 Asbury Solomons Retirement Community, 4366(H) or 240-577-0270(C)
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, in partner- 7:00 PM 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons
ship with the Charles County Art Alliance, No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament.$50 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM Summer Music Festival
is accepting submissions for their multi- Buyin ($40 Prize Pool + $10 Charity). Pre- “Betty’s Closet” - resale of gently used Leonardtown Square, 22735 Washington
media Summer/Fall Art Show, July 3 to registration encouraged, not required. Must clothing and accessories. “Library Commit- Street
January 31, 2020. Artwork entries must be be 18 or older to play. Info/register: Brian, tee” - books at fabulous prices. “Granny’s 6:00 - 8:00 PM
submitted by email to VeteransHomeArt@ 240-925-4000. Email: vfwpoker@gmail. Treasures” - furniture, housewares and mis- In honor of Armed Forces Day, the Leon-
charhall.org. 240-577-7003. com cellaneous items. Proceeds benefit the Be- ardtown Summer Music Festival presents the
nevolent Care Fund. 410-394-3466 U.S. Navy Band Country Current Bluegrass
Ensemble. Order a picnic bag from partici-
Fri. - Sun., May 17 - 19 Sat. & Sun., May 18 & 19 Fossil Field Experience pating local restaurants. Bring blankets or
Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons chairs and enjoy a free, family-friendly con-
Armed Forces Weekend at Sotterley Pork Loin & Beef Sandwich Sale 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM cert. www.LeonardtownMusicFest.com
Historic Sotterley, Hollywood American Legion Post 221, 21690 Colton’s Explore the fossils of Cove Point. Tour the
Complimentary tour for active duty, and Point Rd (Rt. 242), Avenue paleo hall and fossil prep lab and the mu-
retired military 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM seum at your leisure! Ages 8 and up. $20. Sunday, May 19
as a special and sincere “Thank You” for Pork loin, sliced roast beef, and BBQ beef Space limited. Pre-registration required; Knights of Columbus Breakfast
your service. Tour schedules: Friday & Sat- sandwiches. $7 each. 301-884-4071 bit.ly/CMMfossils. 410-326-2042 x41. Our Lady of the Wayside, Loretto Hall,
urday; 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 37575 Chaptico Road
pm. Sunday, Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm. Check
Saturday, May 18
Rosary and Mass 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
in at our Visitor Center. 301-373-2280. www. St Mary’s Youth Memorial, 20016 Point Menu: scrambled eggs, pancakes, fried
sotterley.org Rockfish Fishing Tournament Lookout Rd, Great Mills potatoes, bacon, sausage, coffee and tea.
Fitzie’s Marina, Leonardtown 10:00 AM - Noon Buffet style. Donations only. Carry out
A Night on Broadway 6:30 AM - 3:30 PM Rosary recited followed by Mass. Fel- available. Brenda Russell at 301-247-1871.
Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad lowship and light refreshments immediately
Drive, Lexington Park 2nd Annual Rockfish Fishing Tournament- following. East Coast Drifters Car Show
Friday & Saturday 8:00 PM, Sunday 3:30 Potomac River. Sign ups: Friday May 17 at Mechanicsville Moose Lodge, 27636 Me-
PM Fitzie’s Marina.Tournament questions/rules Appraiser’s Fair chanicsville Road
The Newtowne Players present a fourth or advanced sign-up please call John Weber Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Depart- 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
edition of “A Night on Broadway: Sight, 240-538-1248.Entry fee: $150. ment All Cars/Trucks/Motorcycles welcome.
Sound and Song.” $18 adults; $15 seniors, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Top 60 and other awards. First 100 receive
students and military; and $13 age 12 and Warrior 5K Fun Run/Walk Appraiser’s on site to look at coins, an- dash plaques. Registration $20. Larry 301-
under. Purchase online: www.newtowne- Solomons Island tiques, and other collectibles. Items must be 266-9705 or Chuck 301-751-5602. www.
players.org, or call 301-737-5447. 8:00 AM registration. Race starts 9:00 small enough to carry in. Small fees apply. facebook.com/eastcoast.drifters
AM
Pet Fair Drive Thru Fried Chicken Dinner
Friday, May 17
Patuxent Habitat for Humanity. $30. Info/
register: St Mary’s County Fairgrounds 7th District Optimist Club Park, 21804
www.patuxenthabitat.org. 301-863-6227 10:00 AM -2:00 PM Colton’s Point Rd., Bushwood
Maritime Performance Series Please bring your pets on leashes and 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Harms Gallery, Calvert Marine Museum, join St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League Menu: one half fried chicken, country
14200 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons Historic Sotterley’s Farmer’s Market -
Going on the Road! (SMAWL) for a fun-filled day! $8 adults, $5 style green beans, potatoes, roll and dessert.
6:00 - 9:00 PM seniors and students. Free for kids under 5. $13. Credit cards accepted. Benefit Optimist
Al Petteway and Amy White eclectic Tobacco Barn Distillery, 24460 Holly-
wood Road Petfair@smawl.org Club’s youth and community outreach pro-
repertoire includes original, traditional, grams. 301-904-0921. malderson69@gmail.
contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-in- 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
History, great food from our farmers and Praise in the Park com
fluenced music. Beer and wine for purchase. John G. Lancaster Park, 21550 Willows
Performance 7:00 $20 online, $25 at the door. watermen; a convenient place to shop at this
historic 1830’s tobacco barn. Road, Lexington Park Designer Bags and Diamonds Bingo
Tickets at www.bit.ly//MaritimeConcerts. 12:00 - 3:00 PM Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department
Take a “Rickhouse Tour” at 1:00, 2:00
and 3:00 PM. Tours limited to eight people Join the celebration! First Missionary Social Hall
“Oliver” Baptist Church annual event. Inspirational 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Mother Catherine Academy, 38833 Chap- and take about an hour. $30 includes a laser
etched Glencairn tasting glass. Messages, Liturgical Dance, Food, and Fel- Sugar Faces Senior Dog Rescue of South-
tico Road, Mechanicsville lowship. 301-863-8388. ern Maryland announce their 2019 Spring
7:00 - 9:00 PM Introductory Tasting and Tour 1:00-5:00.
Logo shot glass included. $15 person. Call Bingo Extravaganza.Early birds 1:00.
See the play “OLIVER.” Also presented Fried Chicken Carry-Out Dinner Regular games1:30. Designer bags and ac-
on Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 PM. Tickets $6 240-243-9151 to arrange a tour or email:
sales@tobaccobarndistillery.com. 2nd District VFD & RS, Company 6, cessories. Fine jewelry prizes. Tickets $30
each at the door or come to school and pur- 45245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee advance; $35 at the door. Ordering info,
chase ahead. 301-884-3165 3:30 - 6:30 PM email sugarfacesrescue@yahoo.com or call
One half Chicken, Coleslaw, Green beans, 410-474-2958.

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Do you have something to add St. Mary’s County Genealogy Society
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Twelve Step program of recovery for men
to our Community Calendar? Meeting
44219 Airport Rd, California
and women who grew up in alcoholic or oth-
erwise dysfunctional homes.
7:00 - 9:00 PM Visit: adultchildren.org or call Kathy
Email your event to “Women’s Letters and Diaries in 19th Nash 240-298-0306.
timescalendar@countytimes.net
Century America: How Archival History
Can Assist Genealogists.” Eric Stoykovich,
Historical Manuscript Project Archivist will Wednesday, May 22
speak about his current research project.
off of Rt. 234, Village of Chaptico Public welcome. Saving Monticello
5K Fun Run/Walk 1:30 – 5:00 PM Historic Sotterley, Hollywood
Woodlawn, 16040 Woodlawn Drive, Ridge Strawberry Shortcake with “The Works” Elks Hold’em Bounty Tournament 7:00 PM
12:00 - 2:30 PM – Ice Cream, Strawberry pies, Strawberry St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge, 45779 Fire Speaker Series #1—The Levy Family’s
Hosted by The SkillsUSA chapter, Dr. desserts and Mike’s Barbecue with all the Department Lane, Lexington Park Epic Quest to Rescue the House That Jeffer-
James A. Forrest Career and Technology trimmings. Artists and Crafters. Live Music. 7:00 - 11:00 PM son Built. Marc Leepson - Historian, Author,
Center. Runners of all ages invited to par- Funds support local charities in St. Mary’s No Limit Holdem Poker Tournament. $25 Journalist. The first complete post-Jefferson
ticipate. $25 for ages 6-adult. Children 5 and County. Parish office, 301-884-3451 or Shel- Buy in; $5 add-on = 1,500 chips and raffle history of this American icon.
younger are free. Prizes awarded for catego- by 301-904-2532. www.cckqp.net and Face- drawing. Food and beverage for purchase. Free. Seating limited; reservations online:
ry winners. Bonnie Skinner at bjskinner@ book: Christ Episcopal Church, Chaptico. A Questions: James Dean 240-577-0828. www.sotterley.org.
smcps.org. day of old-fashioned fun in the country! Email: jdeanjunior@yahoo.com
The Kalnasy Concert Series
Open House St. Aloysius Church, Leonardtown Thursday, May 23
2nd District Fire and Rescue, 45245
Drayden Rd., Valley Lee
3:00 PM
The Flute Choir of Southern Mary- Tuesday, May 21 Leonardtown High School Jazz Band
12:00 - 4:00 PM land. Lucy Snell, Director. Free concert! UNESCO Slave Route Site of Memory The Wharf, Leonardtown
Raffle for Knaggs “Tuckahoe” Guitar, keyofgmh@gmail.com Historic Sotterley, 44300 Sotterley Lane, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Fire Extinguisher “How to,” Free Blood Hollywood Rain date May 30 same time.
Pressure Check, Bouncy House, Car Cut Up 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Show, Chief’s Food Truck, Teddy Bear Clin- Monday, May 20 Historic Sotterley is participating with ac- Jammin’ with Jessie Dance Fitness
Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Department So-
ic, Stretcher and Stair Chair Races, Mary- tivities in the global launch of the UNESCO
land State Police and St. Mary’s County CABS publication “Legacies of Slavery: A Re- cial Hall
Sheriff’s Office will be present. Garvey Senior Center, Leonardtown source Book for Managers of Sites and Itin- 6:30 - 7:30 PM
6:00 PM eraries of Memory.” 301-373-2280 or 800- Classes are every Thursday at 6:30. $6
Historic Christ Church in Chaptico— Companions and Buddies for Singles 681-0850. www.sotterley.org person. Sponsored by the Mechanicsville
25th Annual Strawberry Festival and adult social group of friends. Every Monday Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.
Bazaar except Holidays. $15/year; no dues first four Adult Children of Alcoholics
The Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd. visits. 240-794-8033. CABSorg.WixSite. Beacon of Hope, 21770 FDR Blvd, Lexing-

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