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Thursday, January 7, 2016

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IN LOCAL

Red Light Cameras


Take Center Stage

IN CRIME

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IN LOCAL

Expansion Of Rural
Legacy Area Sought
Photo by Frank Marquart

The County Times

Thursday, January 7, 2016

FEATURE

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The County Times

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Commissioners Approve
Hollywood Rezoning

By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
The Commissioners of St. Marys County
unanimously approved the rezoning of a
nearly 18 acre parcel of land in the Hollywood Town Center from limited residential
to a mixed used designation that will allow
for a combination of residential and commercial development in the site that once
played host to a now-defunct amusement
center.
The land on Greenery Lane and Mervell
Dean Road owned by Earley Properties
LLC was once part of a plan to build senior
housing that has since fallen by the wayside,
but commissioners were enthusiastic about
the possibilities the rezoning might bring.
The rezoning was approved with almost
no discussion at Tuesdays meeting but commissioners acknowledged that 11 property
owners had signed a petition in support of
the rezoning which would likely help enliven
the commercial feel of that area of the Hollywood Town Center.
The applicants for the rezoning back in
August had argued that the parcel was being held back from its highest and best use
given that the surrounding community had
changed so much.

They argued that with the advent of the


Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, technology-based businesses like Smartronix and the general increase in amenities
close by that the time was right for a zoning
change.
The approval comes at a time when Hollywood appears to be a new center for growth
both commercial and residential.
Locally-based developers from Dean
LLC are proposing a major development at
the intersection of Sotterley Road and Route
235 on 20 acres of disused farm land that
would make way for retail and restaurant
type shops including a pharmacy, filling
station and convenience store and perhaps
even a car dealership on one of the outlying
phases of the propertys build out.
That project has come under heavier scrutiny, though, since concerns over the volume of traffic the plan would generate at a
troubled intersection were highlighted by a
serious crash there involving multiple serious injuries.
Closer to the property on Mervell Dean
Road a 48-lot residential subdivision is being
proposed with plans for a dense cluster of
single family homes on Sandy Bottom Road.
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Sheriff Says He Is Likely To


Pursue Red Light Cameras

By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
While the Commissioners of St. Marys
County debated the merits of automated red
light enforcement cameras at Tuesdays regular meeting any opposition some of them
might have to the idea may not matter as
Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron said the ultimate authority about whether they become
a reality is between his agency and the State
Highway Administration.
Cameron said he would still want the
commissioners cooperation on bringing red
light cameras to St. Marys County if there
were a funding issue for the project, but
again that would be unlikely since any vendor the sheriffs office would chose would
absorb the upfront cost of installing the cameras in order to begin a profitable sharing of
the fines collected from violators.
Cameron told The County Times that as
the cameras were installed the vendor would
simply collect a greater share of the fines until the cameras began to pay for themselves.
Once that occurred the county would then
split the collection of fines evenly, he said.
Even if there was a cost, Cameron said,
his agency could probably afford to pay for
the cameras since it usually returns nearly
$2 million in unused funds to the county
each year.
The sheriffs agency has selected five intersections in the county where they want to
see red light cameras installed, with four of
them on Route 235 and only needs approval
from the state highway authorities to begin
the process of installation.
But that process would be a long and involved one, Cameron said, as the state would
thoroughly investigate each intersections
crash data to see whether a camera was war-

ranted there.
Under the sheriffs office current projected plan each red light camera would cost
$2,250 to operate based on the network used
by Howard County and the vendor known
as ATS.
Citations would be issued by the sheriffs
office after they reviewed all of the images
taken by a camera to ascertain whether a
violation actually took place; Cpl. B.J. Connolly of the agencys special operations unit
said that only about 10 to 15 percent of images resulted in an actual citation.
Once a citation was given, he said, the
cost was projected to be $75 with no points
on a drivers record or reports to the insurance company.
Connolly explained that there were not
enough deputies to engage in traffic enforcement of red light infractions on selected
Route 235 intersections and that if they did it
might cause more problems.
Its unsafe for officers to do red light enforcement there, Connolly said. There are
no shoulders or places to pull off.
The sheriffs office has selected intersections at Millstone Landing, Maple, Old Rolling and Pegg roads for possible cameras.
Commissioner Mike Hewitt said he applauded the push for safety at red lights but
opposed the cameras.
This just looks like the continuing overreach of government, Hewitt said.
Commissioner Tom Jarboe, on the other
hand, seemed in favor of the idea.
I drive all over the state and Route 235 is
the most place I know of, he said. Where
red light cameras are people stop and at the
yellow lights they slow down, they dont just
fly through.
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

The County Times

Some South
County Landowners
Could Reap Windfall

By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
Property owners in South County again
have the opportunity to get payments from
the state in exchange for property development rights with a proposed expansion of
the Mattapany Rural Legacy Area which
encompasses areas from south of Hermanville Road along the Chesapeake Bay and
from Route 5 down to St. Jeromes Creek.
The county made the announcement
about the proposed expansion of the legacy
area this week; the program is run by the
Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust.
Donna Sasscer, a perservation specialist with the countys Department of Economic Development, said the proposal to
increase the rural legacy area is in part due
to concerns of encroachment on the activities of the U.S. Navy at Webster Field in St.
Inigoes.
Some of the land outside the rural legacy area would help to protect the work at
Webster Field if it was under easement,
Sasscer told The County Times.
The program essentially involves the
state paying landowners to restrict develop-

ment on their land with the implementation


of conservation easements.
Property owners with 15 or more contiguous acres that have the ability to be
developed are eligible to receive the state
payments.
The rural legacy program is in effect
statewide with more than $250 million in
taxpayer money being used to preserve
80,000 acres of rural land in Maryland.
The Patuxent trust reports that it currently has about 4,500 acres preserved throughout Southern Maryland.
The Mattapany legacy area initially designated 13,703 acres as preservable back in
January of 2006. County commissioners
that same year purchased 159 acres known
as the Fenwick property to add to the legacy area, according to county documents.
Since then more property in the area has
been preserved, totaling just over 950 acres
under conservation easements.
There are an additional 450 acres in the
legacy area that are under negotiation between property owners and the land trust
for exchange of development rights.
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Local News

Commissioners
Will Host January
Public Forum

The Commissioners of St. Marys


County will hold their first Public
Forum for 2016 on Tuesday, January
12 at 6:30 p.m. The forum will take
place in their meeting room, inside
the Chesapeake Building, at 41770
Baldridge Street in Leonardtown.
Citizens unable to attend the forum
in person, and wishing to voice a
concern, can take do so on social
media. Residents can post comments or questions using the hashtag
#CSMCforum to the countys Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/StMarysCountyGovernment) or twitter feed (@StMarysCoGov.) Time
permitting, comments and questions will be read at the forum. Citizens should include their full name
and mailing address when posting
to social media as the comments
will become part of the official record. Commissioners of St. Marys
County Public Forums are televised
live on St. Marys County Government TV 95 (SMCG TV 95) on Metrocast Cable and streamed live for
online viewing on the countys web-

site at http://www.stmarysmd.com/
broadcast.asp. Click on the LIVE
link at the top of the page (note:
this feature is not available on Apple or mobile devices). A rebroadcast of the forum will be aired on
SMCG TV 95 on Sunday, January
17, 2016 at 7 p.m. Forums are also
available for viewing on demand
on the countys YouTube channel
at https://www.youtube.com/user/
StMarysCoMDGov?feature=mhee.
Individuals wishing to speak at the
Public Forum will be allowed up
to three (3) minutes to address the
Commissioners (those representing a group will be allotted five (5)
minutes to speak.) Anyone wishing
to provide more detailed comments
may do so via email or regular mail.
The Commissioners of St. Marys
County can be reached via e-mail
at csmc@stmarysmd.com or by
U.S. mail at Commissioners of St.
Marys County, P.O. Box 653, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.
Press Release

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Commissioners
Congratulate Sabo
Prior to Her Retirement

At their first business meeting of


2016, the Commissioners of St. Marys
County paused to bid farewell to the
countys Chief of Staff and Human
Resources Director Sue Sabo. Sabo
began her employment with St. Marys
County on June 13, 2005. During her
tenure as Director of Human Resources she served as Acting County Administrator on two occasions (March
28 August 7, 2011 and November
20, 2018 May 8, 2013). On May 8,
2013, her title was changed to Chief of
Staff/Director of Human Resources.
Your knowledge has been invaluable
to this new group of commissioners,
st
said Commissioner Tom Jarboe (1
district) while presiding over the cer-

emony. We thank you for your years


of hard work and dedication to the
employees of county government and
the citizens of St. Marys County. The
commissioners presented Sabo with a
proclamation and retirement gift. Her
retirement is effective on January 8,
2016. Photos from the ceremony can
be found on the countys flickr photostream at http://www.flickr.com/
photos/stmaryscountygovernment/
sets/. Media outlets may publish photos from the photostream with the
mandatory courtesy: Photo courtesy
St. Marys County Public Information
Office.
Press Release

Meeting Date Change for


Commission for Women

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tomac Building, 23115 Leonard Hall


Drive in Leonardtown. For more
information, please call the Department of Aging and Human Services
at 301-475-4200, ext. *1680.
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January Code Home


Public Hearing To Be
Held In Lexington Park
The fourth in a series of public hearing, hosted by the Commissioners of St.
Marys County, regarding a proposed move
to Code Home Rule form of government,
will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
The proceedings will take place at the Bay
District Volunteer Fire Department, 46900
South Shangri La Drive, Lexington park,
MD 20653 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Code
Home, part of the Maryland Constitution
since 1966, would not significantly change
the familiar county commissioner form of
government. Rather, it would authorize
County Commissioners to enact local laws
on a number of subjects without having to
await action by the Maryland General Assembly. Under Code Home Rule commissioners could not enact any new taxes or
regulatory fees. Code Home Rule would
give the Commissioners legislative authority throughout the year. Public hearings on
legislation would be held in Leonardtown,
rather than in Annapolis during the winter.
The public could demand a referendum on
any new public local law, something which
does not currently exist. St. Marys County
is one of six counties in Maryland which
has not adopted some form of home rule.

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The January meeting of the Commission for Women, originally


scheduled for January 11, 2016, has
been changed. The Commission will
now meet on Tuesday, January 5,
2016, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will
be held in Room 14 inside the Po-

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Voters in St. Marys County would have to


approve a referendum to adopt Code Home
Rule on the ballot in the November, 2016
general election. The following is the list
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by The Grateful Hearts Adult Choir, youth
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MSDE Announcement:
Maryland Advisory
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The Maryland Advisory Council on
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Press Release

Governor Larry
Hogan Announces
New Staff
Appointments
Governor Larry Hogan today announced two new appointments within
his Executive Staff: Jeannie HaddawayRiccio as Deputy Chief of Staff and
Mathew Palmer as Deputy Legislative
Officer. Haddaway-Riccio will replace
current Deputy Chief of Staff Michael
Richard, who is being nominated for
an appointment to the Maryland Public
Service Commission. Palmer succeeds
Patrick Hogan ahead of the upcoming
2016 Legislative Session.
Haddaway-Riccio currently serves
as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs to Governor Hogan where she
acts as the governorsliaisonto local
governments, including working with
the Maryland Association of Counties
and the Maryland Municipal League.
She will continue to assist Governor
Hogan in that capacity until a new director is appointed. Previously, she
served as District 37B Delegate from
2003 to 2015, where she was a member of numerous committees including
the Economic Matters Committee, the
Joint Committee on Federal Relations,
and the Legislative Policy Committee.
She also served as Minority Whip from
2011-2013 and as House Chair for the
Talbot County Delegation from 20032015. In addition, Haddaway-Riccio has
worked for the Maryland Department of
Environments Air and Radiation Management Administration as well as the
National Audubon Society.
Jeannie is a competent and capable
professional with a wealth of experience
in government administration, as well
as a knowledgeable and trusted member
of my staff, said Governor Hogan. I
have every confidence that she will continue to be an asset to our administration in her new role as a Deputy Chief
of Staff.

Michael Richard has served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Hogan


since January 2015. Previously he has
served as Director of the Maryland
Energy Administration. Richards has
served as an alternate member on the
Southern States Energy Board and as
a member on the Renewable Fuels Incentive Board. In addition, he served
as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the
Office of Congressional Affairs and
Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S.
Department of Energy.
I thank Michael Richard for his service as a Deputy Chief of Staff, and I
know he will be an asset to the Public
Service Commission, said Governor
Larry Hogan.
Palmer joins the Hogan administration having previously served as Senior
Vice President of Government Affairs
at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce
since 2012. In addition, Palmer has
served as Associate Director of State
Affairs for the Johns Hopkins University/Johns Hopkins-Health System, and
as Chief of Staff to former Maryland
State Senator E.J. Pipkin. He has also
served as a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Employee Benefits
Committee, the Tech Council of Maryland Legislative Committee, the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance
Board, and the Maryland Chamber of
Commerce Legislative Committee.
Mathew Palmer is an accomplished
and well-rounded professional who
possesses a deep understanding of the
legislative process and issues, Governor Hogan continued. I am proud to
welcome him to our administration and
look forward to working with him during this upcoming session.
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Joan W. Williams, Clerk

COMES NOW, the Plaintiff, NICOLE


ANDREWS, by and through her attorneys
Samuel C.P. Baldwin, Jr., and the law firm of
Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C., and hereby petition
this Honorable Court as follows:
1. That the Plaintiff, NICOLE ANDREWS is the sister of STEPHANIE
BATES and is over the age of eighteen (18)
years of age and has been a resident of the
State of Maryland for more than one (1) year
prior to the filing of this Complaint.
2. ZACHARY ANDREWS, the CoPlaintiff, is married to NICOLE ANDREWS. They were married October 19,
2013. They have no children of their own.
They have been in a relationship with one
another for almost eight years.
3. That the Defendant, STEPHANIE
BATES, is currently incarcerated in the
Jessup Pre-Release Unit located in Jessup,
Maryland. STEPHANIE BATES is the
mother of the two (2) minor children who are
the subjects of this proceeding.
4. The Defendant, RICHARD BATES, is
the father of the two (2) minor children are
the subjects of these proceedings. His address is unknown.

5. The Defendants, STEPHANIE BATES


and RICHARD BATES are the parents of
two (2) minor children. TYLER BATES,
date of birth March 14, 2004 and NATALIE
BATES, date of birth May 20, 2006 currently reside with ROBERT DADE, the father of
both NICOLE ANDREWS and STEPHANIE BATES. He has actual custody of the
minor children but does not have custody
pursuant to any court orders or any other
written agreements.
6. ROBERT DADE, the current custodian of TYLER and NATALIE BATES,
is getting older and would like NICOLE
ANDREWS to take physical custody of the
minor children, TYLER and NATALIE. It
is believed that STEPHANIE BATES will
consent with this custodial arrangement. It is
not known if RICHARD BATES will consent because his address is unknown.
7. NICOLE ANDREWS is married, owns
her own home, and is employed by the Department of Defense as a Cost Analyst and
earns approximately $80,000 a year. The
Co-Plaintiff, ZACHARY ANDREWS,
works for Booz Allen Hamilton in Network Management and earns approximately
$63,000.00 per year.

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MD 5 (Point Lookout Road)
Intersection Reconstruction Project
Informational Meeting
The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration
(SHA) invites interested persons to attend an informational meeting about the
MD 5 Intersection Reconstruction Project in Leonardtown, St. Marys County.
The project is at 30 percent design completion and extends from
approximately 1200 feet west of the intersection at Abell and Moakley Streets
to 900 feet east. The project will enhance the safety of motorists, pedestrians,
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COMPLAINT FOR CUSTODY

CHANGE OF NAME
Pamela Denise Carter.
The above Petitioner has filed a Petition for Change of Name in which she
seeks to change her name from Pamela
Denise Carter to Diamond Pamela Denise Carter. The petitioner is seeking a
name change because to be addressed
by the name she is known as commonly.
Any person may file an objection to
the Petition on or before the 22nd day of
January, 2016. The objection must be supported by an affidavit and served upon
the Petitioner in accordance with Maryland Rule 1-321. Failure to file an objection or affidavit within the time allowed
may result in a judgement by default or
the granting of the relief sought.
A copy of this notice shall be published
one time in a newspaper of general circulation in the county/city at least fifteen
(15) days before the deadline to file an
objection.

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WHAT: The informational meeting will acquaint the public with the project and
provide attendees an opportunity to discuss project details. Maps and
displays will provide an overview of the proposed work, and SHA
representatives will be available to answer project-related questions. A brief
presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. You may arrive at any time during
meeting hours and walk through the display area at your own pace.

WHEREFORE the Plaintiff, NICOLE


ANDREWS requests this Honorable Court:
A. Grant the Plaintiff, NICOLE ANDREWS and Co-Plaintiff, ZACHARY ANDREWS custody of TYLER BATES and
NATALIE BATES;
B. And for such other and further relief as
is just and proper.
I AFFIRM UNDER THE PENALTIES
OF PERJURY THAT THE ALLEGATIONS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE
TRUE AND CORRECT TO THE BEST
OF MY KNOWLEDGE, INFORMATION
AND BELIEF.
NICOLE ANDREWS
ZACHARY ANDREWS
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that this pleading
is in compliance with Maryland Rule 1-322.2
Samuel C.P. Baldwin, Jr.
Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C.

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By Guy Leonard
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Deputies with the St. Marys County
Sheriffs Office say they have found the
car they believe was responsible for the
strike that killed a man while traveling
along Route 235 Sunday evening.
In the hours following the vehicle
striking, law officers said that they were
still searching for the vehicle involved
in the striking and that the person driving it had fled the scene.
When deputies responded to the area
of Three Notch Road and Mercedes
Drive in California, they discovered
Darrell Fredrick Weatherly, age 50

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

of Great Mills, had succumbed to his


injuries.
The St. Marys County Sheriffs Office Collision Reconstruction Unit assumed the investigation.
The investigation revealed Weatherly
was operating a bicycle when a then unknown vehicle struck him, subsequently ejecting him from the bicycle. The
vehicle, which is believed to be a 2010
or 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe, according to
police fled the scene.
Law officers have yet to identify the
person who drove the suspect vehicle.
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Trooper Arrests Street


Robbery Suspect

By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer

rick forcibly took $300 from


Blakes pocket while straddling
him; Blake said Warrick lifted
A man state police allege is
his shirt and showed the victim
responsible for an assault and
a handgun in his waistband,
strong arm robbery in Califorthough Warrick did not point it
nia back on Dec. 4 remains inat him.
carcerated at the countys adult
Blake told police who redetention facility.
sponded that he was familiar
Warrick
Donald Levi Warrick, 27, of
with Warrick from the county
Callway faces charges of armed
detention center; he said Warrobbery, second-degree assault,
ricks alleged attack was retaliatheft of less than $1,000, illegally car- tion for his being involved in a criminal
rying and possessing a firearm and the case against Tyreke Butler.
use of a firearm in the commission of a
Butler is alleged to have shot Blake
violent crime.
multiple times in an incident back in
Police say the victim in the case, Rob- September of last year and faces an atert Edward Blake, was walking home to tempted murder charge.
the Super 8 Motel on Route 235 from
Warrick was committed to the county
Wal-Mart when Warrick came out of a detention center Tuesday, according to
silver colored vehicle and struck him in court documents.
the back of the head, knocking him to
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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
news@countytimes.net after noon on Mondays may run in the following weeks edition.

Roy Freeman
(Rocky) Chandler, 90
Author Roy Freeman
(Rocky) Chandler, 90,
passed away on December 24, 2015 at the Hospice
House of St. Marys in Callaway, Maryland.
Rocky was born on December 17, 1925 in Brockton, Massachusetts to Ruth
Covert Chandler and Erville Freeman Chandler. He attended Carson Long Military
Academy in New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
for his high school years.
Rocky served in World War II and the
Korean War during his 20-year career in the
United States Army. An avid hunter, his two
favorite duty stations were Germany and
Alaska. In 1965, Rocky retired as a Master
Sergeant and moved to Perry County, Pennsylvania and taught at Carson Long Military
Academy and then at Newport High School.
He finished his teaching career in Fairbanks,
Alaska where he was principal of Birch
School.
Rocky was an adventurous mans man,
owning and flying four airplanes, hunting
big game, boxing (he was 1949 Middleweight Champion of the Army in Europe),
and sailing monohulls and catamarans. He
hand-built three boats and three homes. Although he started around the world in 1972
in a 43-foot motor sailer, the boat sank in the
Gulf of Mexico off Longboat Key, Florida
during the approach of Hurricane Agnes.
Rocky settled in Nokomis, Florida, where he
sailed and wrote and in 1976 married Katherine Holman Reynolds.
Moving to St. Marys City in 1994, Rocky
continued his writing career and rode his
Harley Davidson motorcycle (Old Dog)
until shortly before his death. He was a charter member of the Blue Knights motorcycle
club for active and retired police.
Rockys 64 books include a series on
the history of Perry County, Pennsylvania,
books on Pennsylvania long rifles and gun
makers and on hunting in Alaska, and the
Marine Corps sniping series, Death from

Afar. He appeared in The History Channels


shows on snipers and was a consultant on the
movie Shooter.
He is survived by his wife Katherine
(Kate) Chandler, his sister Barbara Bates
(Spokane, WA), and two brothers, Henry
(Fork Union, VA) and Norman (Jacksonville,
NC).
New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania is where
Rocky will be buried and, at his request,
there will be no funeral or memorial service.
Anyone wishing to honor Rockys memory
is asked by the family to make a donation in
his name to the Hospice House of St. Marys,
P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Condolences may be made to www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral
Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Capt. Robert
William Timmons, 71
Capt. Robert William
Timmons, MD, (USN, Ret.),
M.D.,71, of Leonardtown,
MD died on December 31,
2015 at MedStar St. Marys
Hospital in Leonardtown,
MD, surrounded by his loving wife.
He was born October 28,
1944 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Earle W.
Timmons and Mildred F. Savot.
In 1962, Bob graduated from Rochester
High School in Rochester, PA, and in 1966,
graduated from Geneva College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. In 1970,
he graduated from Temple University School
of Medicine in PA with a Medical Doctorate.
On May 19, 1971, he joined the United States
Navy and proudly served his country for
over 24 years until his retirement as Captain
on December 31, 1995. While in the Navy he
served as an Assistant Medical Officer at the
Boston Naval Shipyard, a resident in Internal Medicine at the National Navy Medical
Center, Bethesda, MD, a Fellow in Rheumatology at Walter Reed Army Medical Cen-

ter, Washington, DC, as Director of Medical


Services at the Naval Hospital, Guam, Mariana Islands, and Health of Medicine Division
aboard the USNS Comfort during Desert
Shield/Desert Storm. He also served as an
assistant professor of medicine for the Uniformed Health Services at the Military Medical School in Bethesda, MD and later as a
Specialty Advisor for Rheumatology to the
USN Surgeon General. After retiring from
the Navy, he practiced Internal Medicine and
Rheumatology with two groups and then in
private practice until December 2009. He
later worked as an attending physician for
St. Marys Hospital in Leonardtown, MD
for 8 years and as an Outpatient Consulting Physician at Calvert Memorial Hospital
for four years. He also worked part-time for
the Southern Maryland Pre-Release Unit
for several years as an attending physician.
From 2004 to 2006, he served as an Emeritus
Physician at St. Marys Hospital.
On February 23, 2001, Bob married his
beloved wife, Lucy Loker in Leonardtown,
MD. Together they celebrated over 14 wonderful years of marriage. He was a member
of the Leonardtown Church of the Nazarene.
He enjoyed woodworking and in his retirement he spent many hours perfecting his
skill and crafting many beautiful gifts for his
family. His level of skill was equivalent to a
professional. He enjoyed traveling, working
outside on the yard and tree planting with his
wife, spending time with the grandchildren
and spoiling his beloved dog, Ginger.
In addition to his wife, Bob is also survived by his children, Megan L. Glover (Jordan) of Frederick, MD, Sarah A. Chase (Ted)
of Arlington, VA, and Robert N. Timmons
(Melissa) of Bethesda, MD; his brother,
Franklin Timmons of Millen, GA; his stepchildren: John F. Jef Graves, Jr. of California, MD, Leslie A. Nevala (Brian) of Leonardtown, MD, and Julie E. Kronen (Mike)
of Silver Spring, MD; and 12 grandchildren:
Madison and Cameron Glover, Taylor and
Michael Chase, Grace and Jackson Timmons, Bethany and Caroline Graves, Emily
Nevala and Jackie, Gabe and Oliver Kronen.
Family will receive friends for Bobs Life
Celebration on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brinsfield Funeral


Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will
be celebrated by Reverend Paul MacPherson
on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
at Leonardtown Church of the Nazarene,
22730 Washington Street, Leonardtown,
MD 20650. Interment will follow at Our Ladys Catholic Church in Leonardtown, MD.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jay Glover,
Ted Chase, Robbie Timmons, Jef Graves,
Brian Nevala, Mike Kronen. Honorary Pallbearers will be Captain Edward Laney and
HTC Robert Palmer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to Leonardtown Church of the
Nazarene, P.O. Box 1110, Leonardtown, MD
20650-1110.
Condolences may be made to www.brinsfieldfuneral.com
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral
Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Evelyn Joanne Adams, 69


Evelyn Joanne Adams, 69, of Abingdon, Ill.
died Monday, Dec. 14 at
her home. JoAnne was
born in Leonardtown, Md.
on Oct. 6, 1946. JoAnne
was predeceased by her
husband Kenneth (Sonny)
Clyde Adams, her father
Shirley Cogar and mother Della Ruth
Cogar. JoAnne was born and raised in St.
Marys County, Md. and relocated to Illinois. JoAnne loved to be around her family, especially her grandchildren. JoAnne
was survived by her four children; Tammy
Erion (Bryan) of Oklahoma City, Okla., Jason Adams (Kimberly) of Concord, N.C.,
Kevin Adams (Christy) and Kyle Adams
of Hollywood, Md. and 12 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent
to a Go Fund Me account set up to assist
with burial costs. A graveside service at
Charles Memorial Gardens in Leonardtown, Md. will be conducted on Feb. 13 at
11 a.m. Family and friends are invited.

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Keeping Up With A Fuller Schedule

By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
Volunteer opportunities abound in St.
Marys County but laborers can be few.
That means the few who are available
have their work cut out for them.
Enter Rich and Grace Fuller of Lexington Park who divide their time between numerous projects designed to
help organizations like their local Optimist Club, Summerseat Farm and even a
local soup kitchen at St. Marys Caring
on Great Mills Road.
They even help with the wholesale
of product at the Leonardtown Winery
where Rich is the current vice president.
They throw themselves into their
work and have been doing so for years
in some cases.
Rich often delivers and chops food at
the soup kitchen in Great Mills while
Grace cooks may meals.
Ive been working there for 15 years,
Grace told The County Times.
The interest in their volunteerism
goes beyond just the task at hand; they
have a deep knowledge about the places
they work, too.
As they enter the main farm house at
Summerseat they are quick to point out
the reason it is so cold during the winter
time, even inside.
Were on one of the highest elevations in St. Marys County, Grace said,
while Rich adds that even in the hottest
summer months there is a cool breeze
coming over the farm house sitting on
the hill.
Im convinced our ancestors were
very smart, Grace said.
Summerseat is just one of their many
stops during the day. Aside from being
an historic asset it also is a refuge for
animals that have been cast off.
But just like people at a soup kitchen
animals need to be fed, too and it isnt
always easy providing for them.
The Fullers say that when they became

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involved to keep
things running.

involved with Summerseat they tried to


find a way to feed the animals as cheaply
as possible so Grace asked local grocery
stores to provide old vegetables that
were likely headed for the trash anyway.
They initially met with substantial resistance, they said, even though Grace
was looking for little more than corn
husks to feed animals that were starting
to go hungry.
At first they couldnt figure out what
her angle was, Rich said.
Grace added: They might have
thought I was going to try to take it and
sell it.
But soon they had persuaded WalMart to begin giving them old vegetables and fruits, like bananas and cabbage leaves.
It was one more problem solved.
We found out that just about every
animal out here will eat bananas, Rich
said.
It also turned out that one solution led
to another, since getting the food drops
from local stores also included some
vegetables that were still fresh and good
enough for people.
Some of that stuff was so good we
took it to the soup kitchen, he said.
Grace said a lot of her time is taken up
by searching for the best deals for food
for man and beast.
I want to share with everybody fairly, Grace said. Its a lot of work, but I
dont waste my time.
Finding the resources to fuel volunteer efforts is just one challenge they
face; finding the volunteers to do the
work is just as problematic.
Today theres so much going on trying to pull people together for a project
is really hard, Rich said.
When they first came to St. Marys
County, brought by work on Patuxent
River Naval Air Station like so many
others, there was little to do so volunteer
work was a way not just to serve but to
have fun too, Rich said.
Now with so many distractions and
activities available, the volunteer work
is left to older couples like the Fullers
who have the time in retirement to help
out.
Its difficult to get volunteers at Summerseat to do work, he said, but theyve
both seen the same problems around the
county in getting help for worthy causes.
We need more people to be more
deeply involved to keep things running,
Rich said.

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Photos by Frank Marquart

County Commissioner Todd Morgan


said the Fullers efforts have benefitted
the community far more than could usually be expected of just two people.
They were always involved in volunteering in the community and looking to
the needs of the less fortunate, Morgan

said. They are the epitome of a couple


putting the needs of the community first.
I just hope there are people willing to
follow in their footsteps.
guyleonard@countytimes.net

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When you spend local, youre helping


to support families in our community!
A Friendly Reminder From The County Times of St. Marys & Calvert

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Buzz Off Cancer


for Nolan

In Our Community

Suggestions From
The Library

Travelling with Your Octopus by Brian


Kesinger
International travel can be an exciting
and eye-opening experience. But who
wants to leave their faithful pet octopus at
home? Luckily theres this fantastic guidebook filled with practical tips and advice
for globe-trotting with your eight-legged
best friend!
-Picture book, ages 3-7
-Review by Tess Goldwasser, Charlotte
Hall Library

The Shepherds Crown by Terry


Pratchett
The final book in Sir Terry Pratchetts
long-running Diskworld series. After
Death comes for Granny Weatherwax,
Tiffany Aching must unite the witches and

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protect her land from an invasion of fairies.


Readers young and old will appreciate this
tale of good versus evil.
-Suggested for grades 6 and up.
- Review by Chris Keogler, Charlotte
Hall Library

Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink


and Jeffrey Cranor
In a friendly desert town, where the sun
is hot, and the moon is beautiful, strange
things are always happening, like hooded
figures populating the dog park, or a glow
cloud running the school board. This novel
is a must read for fans of the immensely
popular podcast of the same name.
-Adult fiction
-Review by Tess Goldwasser, Charlotte
Hall Library

Photos provided by Kimberly Gatton Sullivan

By Skylar Broome
Contributing Writer
Saturday, Feb. 6 is the place to get a haircut. Gattons Barber Shop, a family-owned
business, is holding an event appropriately
named Buzz Off Cancer for Nolan. Nolan Scully is the son of Leonardtowns Fire
Chief, Jonathan Scully who was diagnosed
with rhabdomyosarcoma a rare cancer
that affects soft tissue, bone, or connective tissue. Nolan was diagnosed with this
disease mid-November, and as the chemotherapy became more intense, he began to
lose his hair. The community can show
their support for Nolan and his family by
coming in anytime during the day, even
6 a.m. onwards as long as business is still
coming. Those who might be afraid to cut
off their precious locks can get any haircut,
all proceeds will be donated to the Scully
family regardless if you get a buzz cut or
not. Everyone is free to stop by to show
love and solidarity. For more information,
call Gattons Barber Shop at 301-373-5300.
contributing@countytimes.net

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Announcement Today!

Its Free!

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LIBRARY ITEMS
Library Closed for Martin Luther
King, Jr. Day, January 18
All three branches of the St.
Marys County Library will be closed
on Monday, Jan. 18 in observance
of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All
branches will be open on Tuesday,
Jan. 19 for regular business hours.
The librarys website, www.stmalib.
org is always available!

Computer Basics 3: Introduction


to the Internet
Lexington Park Library will hold a
Computer Basics 3: Introduction to
the Internet on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from
2 to 4 p.m. Participants will learn terminology, basic features, and how to
navigate the Internet. Pick up tips on
browsing and evaluating websites in
order to make your browsing experience more successful. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16
and up. Registration required.

Computer Basics 3: Introduction


to the Internet
Leonardtown Library will hold a
Computer Basics 3: Introduction to
the Internet on Wednesday, Jan. 20
from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants
will learn terminology, basic features, and how to navigate the Internet. Pick up tips on browsing and
evaluating websites in order to make
your browsing experience more successful. Adult computer classes are
limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

Homeschool Science Fair


Leonardtown Library will host
the Homeschool Science Fair on
Friday, Jan. 22 from 3:15 to 5 p.m.
Homeschoolers, share your science
smarts! Middle and high school students have the opportunity to advance to the County Science and
Engineering Fair. For registration,
see
www.stmalib.org/kids/homeschooling. Snow date: Thursday,
Jan. 28, 3:15 to 5 p.m.

Family Jam and Open Mic


Two Family Jam and Open Mic
programs will be held for everyone!
Sing and strum along to some of
your favorite songs at our all ages
celebration of music. Bring an instrument, or play one provided by
the library. No registration required.
Lexington Park Library will host the
Family Jam on Friday, Jan. 15 from
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Charlotte
Hall Library will host on Saturday,
Jan. 23 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Song Writing Workshops


Two Song Writing Workshops
will be held at the Lexington Park Library on Saturday, Jan. 16, for two
age groups: ages 6 to 10 years old
will be held from 10 a.m. to noon led
by music educator Nathan Earley,
and ages 11 to 14 years old will be
held from 2 to 3 p.m. led by author
and musician Mary Amato. No experience needed. Instruments for the
class will be provided by the library.
(Free! Registration required.)

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Tri-County Animal
Shelter Trying Hard
Improvements Underway
By Crista Dockray
Staff Writer
The Tri-County Animal Shelter located in Hughesville has
been in discussion for quite
sometime by elected officials,
rescue organizations, employees
and board members of the shelter and citizens of the tri-county
area.
Issues range from lack of resources, management, and treatment of animals.
During a presentation from the
Tri-County Animal Shelter to the
Calvert Board of Commissioners
a few months ago, Commissioner
Mike Hart asked how many dogs
were put down at the shelter in
2014. He was told six healthy,
adoptable animals were euthanized. In a different presentation
by the TCAS Board Members,
Hart was told that around 346
dogs had been put down that year,
not six.
The reasoning for the large difPhotos By Frank Marquart

ference in number is that the tricounty shelter qualified their answer with healthy and adoptable,
but sick dogs and bully breeds,
which are not considered adoptable, were not factored into this
number.
Hart was a quite irate to hear
this information.
Although this number seems
quite high, the shelter is improving in adoption rates and running
the facility to the best of their
ability.
Linda Kelley, a TCAS Board
Member, does admit that this
shelter is understaffed, dealing
with an antiquated facility, and
criticized quite often, but they
are working with what they are
given.
Im not really critical of the
staff because its a tough job, its
just a tough job, said Kelley.
Kim Stevens, TCAS Shelter
Manager, informed the County
Times that the bully breed policy,
which has been in effect for over
25 years, is in place for two main
reasons. The first is that TCAS
does not have the staff to perform
home checks. This means that
they cannot go to the home of a
person wanting to adopt a bully
breed to make sure that this dog
would not be misused or abused.
Second, they have this policy

in place because some members


of the public believe these breeds
to be dangerous.
This does not mean a death
sentence for the dogs, however.
Every dog that comes in that
is considered a bully breed by
the shelter is evaluated like any
other dog and given a behavior
assessment.
The behavior assessment allows the staff members to measure the aggression of the dog and
its adoptability by giving it food
then taking it away, petting it all
over, putting it on a leash, introducing it to another dog, looking
at its teeth, and gently tugging it
on the ear.
If the dog passes this test, he is
considered adoptable and can be
placed with a rescue organization.
The shelter will then reach out
to the around 100 rescue organizations they work closely with,
either locally or up and down the
east coast, to make sure these
dogs are taken and then adopted.
Rescue organizations like the
Calvert Humane Society do have
the staff to perform house checks
to make sure these dogs are treated fairly.
According to Stevens 9,134
animals of all types went through
the Tri-County Shelter in FY14.
Of these 9,134 animals, 8,461

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were considered adoptable.
628 dogs were put down that year and
320 of those were considered bully breeds,
however 79.7 percent of dogs in FY14 were
rescued, adopted, or reclaimed.
In FY15 that number rose to 82 percent,
only 549 dogs in total were euthanized and
only 247 of those dogs were considered
bully breeds.
According to Stevens, they believe this
drop is because they instituted the program
where they put cards on the cages of the
dogs that are considered bully breeds.
The card reads, If you like me because
of my stunning personality, please see the
front desk.
A person considering adoption can then
be connected with one of the rescue organizations the shelter works with who will
then come in, rescue the dog, and let the
person adopt the dog through them.
They hope the numbers of dogs euthanized will continue to lower in the future.
The program will help, but so will an update of the facility.
The current Tri-County Shelter, which
was built in the 1960s, is roughly 12,000
sq. ft. and processes around 9,000 animals
a year, according to a report to the Charles
County Commissioners.
According to a report given by Kelley to
the Calvert County Commissioners, they
have 70 dog kennels, 77 cat cages, six cat
condos, and a free roaming cat room that
holds 15 to 20 cats at a time. They also have
a barn that holds other animals that are not
dogs or cats, but llamas, emus, horses, bunnies, etc.
The numbers are high, not only because
of the three counties the shelter serves, but
because it is a public organization, which
means no animal can be turned down.
This includes pets given up by their
owners, animals received by animal control, and strays.
Pets or strays that are not spayed or
neutered, little rescues by the public and
households not conducting the appropriate research on the breed they bring in and
forced to give the animal up, are factors
that cause these numbers to rise.
The shelter itself, according to Kelley

and Hart, is antiquated, small, and insufficient to take on the amount of animals it
is given.
There is no backup generator, no climate
control, no on-site veterinarian, and many
times, it lacks a full staff.
We treat our criminals better than this,
said Hart of the facility.
This has resulted in discussion by county commissioners and advisory boards to
break off and start animal shelters of their
own.
A larger discussion on the issue will be
on Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Calvert County
Government Building.
According to Charles County Commissioner Ken Robinson, this meeting will be
to address the immediate concerns at the
current shelter. They will also gauge the
interests of the other counties in regards to
the shelter and whether they will want to
separate or come together and build a new
facility.
Robinson said they are not locked into
the Indian Head location and that, historically, Charles has had a good relationship
with its neighboring counties and they are
more than willing to work together. Either
way, he said, a new shelter needs to be built.

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What breeds are


considered Bully Breeds?
Staffordshire (Bull) Terrier breed
American Pit Bull Terrier (Pit Bull) breed
American Staffordshire Terrier breed
American Bulldog breed
Bull Terrier breed
Olde English Bulldog breed
Valley Bulldog breed
Cane Corso breed
Mastiff breed
Great Dane breed
Presa Canario breed
Dogo Argentino
Boerboel breed
Fila brasileiro breed
Dogs which have the appearance of being
predominantly of the breeds of dogs listed above
Information taken from the first annual report to the BOCC by the Calvert
Members of the Tri-County Shelter Advisory Board provided by Linda Kelley

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

St. Marys Basketball Teams Hosting


Military Appreciation Day This Saturday
The St. Marys College of Maryland
basketball teams will be sponsoring their
annual Military Appreciation Day this
Saturday, Jan. 9. The Seahawks always
look forward to honoring the U.S. military and its veterans for their dedicated
service in protecting the United States of
America and our freedoms. Any active

duty or retired military personnel with


proper ID, along with their immediate
family, will get FREE admission to Saturdays doubleheader against Frostburg
State University. The St. Marys women
play first at 2:00 p.m. followed by the Seahawk men at 4:00 p.m. During halftime
of both games, a military-only raffle

will be held. Prizes include $25 gift certificates to St. James Deli & Spirits and
Red Robin as well as St. Marys swag
bags provided by the SMCM Office of
Admissions. In addition, SMDHotels.
com is donating two gift certificates for
a weekend stay at the Home2Suites in
Lexington Park. Winners need not be

present at the time of any of the raffle


drawings. Facebook: StMarysAthletics
<www.facebook.com/stmarysathletics>
Twitter: @smcseahawks, @SMCMwbball, @SMCMHoops, #SeahawkAthletics Instagram: @smcseahawks.
Press Release

MedStar St. Marys Hospital Welcomes


First Babies of 2016
MedStar St. Marys Hospitals Womens Health and Family Birthing Center
(WH&FBC) welcomed five babies on
New Years Day 2016.
We had a full house in the birthing
center as we entered the New Year, according to WH&FBC director, Kathy
Whitecotten. We are so excited to help
these families begin their new year with
such a special experience.
Carla Ford was one of the first mothers to give birth New Years Day. Avaya
Ava Briscoe was born at 1:27 p.m. and
weighed 6 pounds, 7.7 ounces. Ford
went into labor on New Years Day and
was only in labor for four hours. She
came pretty quickly, Ford said.
A resident of Waldorf and St. Marys
County native, Ford delivered her first
child, older brother Kieon, now 8, at
MedStar St. Marys Hospital and wanted
to deliver her second child here as well.
I just loved my doctors they just
made my experience so great, she said.
Everything was perfect.
WH&FBC features five birthing
rooms designed with the mother-to-bes
comfort in mind. The centers 12 private
postpartum suites were specifically created to accommodate families during
this special time. The hospital has seen a
steady rise in births during the last four

years. From 2012 to 2015, the birth rate


has risen 15.65 percent from 1,093 births
in 2012 to 1,264 births in 2015.
MedStar St. Marys Hospital offers a
variety of educational opportunities for
expectant parents. Coordinated through
Health Connections, the hospitals community outreach program, classes cover
topics such as breastfeeding, childbirth,
baby care and infant CPR. In addition,
tours of the Womens Health & Family
Birthing Center are available the second
and fourth Sundays of each month. Parents must register for classes and tours;
some fees apply.
Visit MedStarStMarys.org for maternity services at MedStar St. Marys
Hospital. For more information about
classes, call Health Connections at
301-475-6019.
About MedStar St. Marys Hospital
MedStar St. Marys Hospital (MSMH) is
a full-service community hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute
inpatient and outpatient care in Leonardtown, Maryland. Nestled in a waterside community, MedStar St. Marys
provides advanced technology with a
dedication to excellence in all services
provided. The not-for-profit hospital has
been named among the nations Top 100
Hospitals and is an eight time recipient of the prestigious Delmarva
Medicare Excellence Award. In addition, MSMH received the Mary-

Avaya Ava Briscoe was one of five babies born at MedStar St. Marys Hospital on New Years
Day. Pictured with Ava are big brother, Kieon, and mother, Carla Ford of Waldorf.

land Performance Excellence award at


the Platinum level in 2014 the highest in the state. Our staff is committed
to providing quality and compassionate
medical care for all patients by coupling
innovation with our outstanding team of

Medical Staff members, associates and


volunteers. Visit MedStarStMarys.org
to learn more.
Press Release

PET OF THE WEEK


Meet Ziva
My name is Ziva. I was born in April of 2013. Feral Cat
Rescue took me and my two babies into their foster system.
We all found homes but recently my adopter had to move
and could not take me with her. I am a super friendly, big
beautiful cat and I love to be petted! I really like attention.
I also have a strange meow; sometimes my voice sounds
funny if Im nervous or excited. I have been around dogs
and I lived with another cat. I am fully vetted and cannot
wait to find a home of my own. I will try to be at the California Petco adoption events on Saturdays and Sundays.
Would you come see how wonderful and beautiful I am?

If you like me, then you could foster to adopt me.You can
fill out an application at either at the Petco event or here
and then email the application to diane@feralcatrescuemd.
org. You can also fill out an application at www.feralcatrescuemd.org I would love you forever.
Yours,
Ziva
FERAL CAT RESCUE NEEDS FOSTER FAMILIES.
PLEASE EMAIL DIANE IF INTERESTED.

BLEACHERS
A View From The
Resolution:
No Empty Stadiums
By Ronald N. Guy Jr.
Contributing Writer
Its resolution time, an exercise to
complete with care. As most people
are their own worst critics, an honest personal critique immediately
threatens the New Years inherent
optimism. In his classic Happy
Xmas (War is Over), John Lennon
captured the dilemma when he sang,
So this is Christmas; And what
have you done; Another year older;
And a new one just begun. Precisely. What have we done, beyond
age another year? A personal evaluation includes many tough questions.
Was I kind? Selfless? Patient? Was
I a good citizen and steward of the
planet? Did I dedicate enough time
to family and personal relationships?
Are my finances and career in order?
Am I healthy spiritually (however
you define that term)? Physically?
Am I happy? Satisfied? Content?
Considering that brutal selfexamination, the likely answer to
Lennons question What have you
done? is not enough, a conclusion
that anoints New Years the battle
ground between an inadequate past
and a hopeful future. Before that
dark cloud envelops your tender 2016
sky, consider an alternative: Instead
of an introspective search for a 2015
failure to correct, look to the external world for inspiration and resolutions. Its less personal. Lessdepressingand maybe more productive. Where in the external world?
How about a few lessons from our
local teams? They offered plenty to
ponder.
Washington Nationals
Last spring, the Nats were a chic
pick to win the World Series. Bryce
Harper even infamously asked,
Wheres my ring? before the season. Reality: The Nats finished 8979 and missed the playoffs. Perhaps
a bit more humility, an acknowledgement of the uncertainty of tomorrow,
would be wise.
Baltimore Ravens
Injuries, gut-wrenching losses
it was an awful year for Poes blackbirds. The Ravens had every right
to quit. By all accounts they should
have quit. Waved the white flag.
Tapped out. They never did, competing to the end. Bravo. Adversity
reveals character. Youll encounter
the former in 2016, let it reveal your
mettle too.
The Skins
Washington was supposed be a
six-win team at best, a cauldron of

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chaos. Instead, the Skins morphed


into the NFC Easts most stable team
and became what no one thought
they could be: division champions.
The lesson? You will be doubted
too. In 2016, believe in yourself because it will occur to few others to
do so.
Baltimore Orioles
The seminal moment in local
sports last year occurred on April 29
at Camden Yards. That afternoon,
the Orioles played against the White
Soxin an empty stadium. No fans
were permitted entrance because
Baltimore, a city I love and called
home for six years, was on lockdown
in the wake of the violent response
to the unconscionable beating and
handling of Freddie Gray by city police. Gray died from his injuries and
while Baltimores buildings burned
and public outrage boiled over in the
aftermath, Camden Yards, a cathedral of civic pride, good times and
unity, fell sadly, but perhaps appropriately, silent.
Theres a lot going in the world.
North Korea. Paris. ISIS. The
Middle East. Theres a lot going on
in the United States, too. Ferguson,
Missouri. Charleston, South Carolina. San Bernardino, California.
Baltimore, Maryland. Lists of despair. If theres one resolution I hope
that every single one of us is making
for 2016, its to commit ourselves to
our common humanity and to halt
our compulsive tendency to stereotype and to focus only on our differentiating characteristics - race, religion, sexual orientation and politics.
In 2016, love must dominate hate.
Ill leave you with three thoughts
from far greater minds. First, this
quote from Yoda: Fear leads to anger; Anger leads to hate; Hate leads
to suffering. Second is this thought
from James Baldwins essay Everybodys Protest Novel: panic motivates cruelty, this fear of the dark
makes it impossible that our lives
shall be other than superficial. And
lastly, back to Lennons song for a
few more poignant lyrics: And so
happy Christmas; For black and for
white; For yellow and red ones; Lets
stop all the fightA very merry
Christmas; And a happy New Year;
Lets hope its a good one; Without
any fear.
To a peaceful 2016and no more
empty stadiums.
Send comments to RonaldGuyJr@
gmail.com

Additional Pickleball for


Beginners Class to be Offered

Due to overwhelming interest the St. Marys


County Department of Recreation and Parks
is offering an additional pickleball class for
beginners.
Come to learn and play one of the fastest
growing sports in America! This program
provides a level of exercise and fun for ages 18
and up during the winter months that can be
adopted for a sustained program outdoors during the warm weather months.
This course introduces participants to the
basic knowledge, rules, skills and strategies
that can be shared with others for a lifetime of
enjoyment. The program lasts six weeks and is
limited to 12 participants. If the class fills up an
additional class may be offered.

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Mondays, January 25 to February 29


5:30 to 7 p.m.
Cost: $50
Games played at Leonard Hall Recreation
Center
Registration is now open. Those interested
can register online at www.stmarysmd.com/
recreate, in person at the Recreation & Parks
main office in Leonardtown or by mail.
For more information contact Sports Coordinator, Kenny Sothoron at 301-475-4200
ext. *1830 or via email at Kenny.sothoron@
stmarysmd.com.
Press Release

Presenting the professionals' favorite properties on the market.

Featured
Homes of
the Week

Realtors Choice

To list a
property in our next
Realtors Choice edition,
call 301-373-4125.

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Community

Calendar

Month Long
Small Works Holiday Art Show
Artworks@7th (9100 Bay Ave., North
Beach)
As the Holiday season approaches, once again the artists of
Artworks@7th have been busily preparing one-of-a-kind Small Works
trinkets, stocking stuffers, and other
unique works of art to help customers new and old celebrate the season
and be a gift giving superstar. This
special show will run to Jan. 17th. So
come on out and peruse the distinctive works of the Gallerys creative
and talented local artists you might
just find that something special for
friends, family, or even for yourself!
Gallery Hours are Thursday through
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our telephone number is 410-286-5278 or
you can visit our website at www.
artworksat7th.com or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/
Artworkat7th.
Angel Wings and Things
St. Michaels Church (16560 Three
Notch Rd., Ridge)
Angel Wings and Things Thrift
Store will be open every Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., except holiday weekends. We will also be open
Saturday, Jan. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 3, from 10am
to 1pm. We have a huge selection
of winter clothes, coats, shoes, and
so much more. We also have a great
baby room, kids toy room, and tons
of wonderful winter items. All items
are in terrific shape, and very reasonably priced. We look forward to having you visit us! For any questions,
please contact Marti Lloyd
at St. Michaels School, at
301-872-5454.
Open Skate Nights at Leonard Hall
Recreation Center
(23145 Leonard Hall Dr., Leonardtown)- every Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Looking for an evening of roller
skating fun? Well, strap on your
skates and bring your family and
friends to Leonard Hall Recreation
Center in Leonardtown! For all ages,
$5 per person. Skates available for
rental at $2.50 per person or bring
your own. For more information,
please call 301-475-4200 ext. 1800
or 1801.

Thursday, Jan. 7
Gutbuster Cheesesteaks
VFW 2632 (23282 Three Notch Rd,
California)- 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Stop by and enjoy one of our delicious gutbuster Philly-Style Cheese
Steaks. All Cheese Steaks served
on a hoagie roll with your choice
of cheese and grilled veggies, and
served with American Fries for only
$80. Choose from chicken or steak.
Eat here or take one to go. This event
is open to the public.

Friday, Jan. 8
Elks Texas Holdem Tournament
St. Marys County Elks Lodge (45779

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Fire Department Ln., California)- 7


p.m.
$60 buy in is 6500 chips. Sign up
by 6:45 and receive an additional
500 chips. Optional $5 add-on and
receive 1,000 chips. Total Starting
Stack could be 8000 chips. Top ten
percent places paid. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Cash
games will start as soon as there are
enough players that are interested. If
you have any questions, please contact James Dean at 240-577-0828.
Sonic Job Fair
Waldorf One Stop Career Center (175
Post Office Rd., Waldorf)- 9 a.m. to
3 p.m.
New store opening: jobs at Sonic
in Waldorf. Interviews for Assistant
Manager, crew members, and cooks.
Interested applicants must apply online first at www.sonicdrivein.com.
Then call Yvette Turner at 301-3741150 to schedule an interview. Walkins are welcome from 9 a.m. to noon.

Saturday, Jan. 9
Country Dance
American Legion Stallings-Williams
Post 206 (3330 Chesapeake Beach
Rd. E on Route 260, Chesapeake
Beach) 7 p.m. to midnight.
For a fun time, come to the American Legion Country Dance in the
Upper Level Ballroom. If you cant
dance, teachers will be available to
give instruction. One hour lessons
commence at 7 p.m. The modest
price of $15 per person includes
soft drinks or draft beer and light
munchies. For more information, call
301-855-6466.

Sunday, Jan. 10
Season of Celebration Choral
Concert
St. Aloysius Catholic Church (Washington St., Leonardtown)- 3 to 4:30
p.m.
Join the music ministry of St. Aloysius Catholic Church for a special
afternoon of music and praise. Part
of the Kalnasy Concert Series, Season of Celebration includes the many
voices from The Grateful Hearts Adult
Choir and youth voices from Cross
Generation Teen Choir and The Spirit
Singers Youth Choir. The St. Aloysius
Praise Band and Handbell Choir support the beautiful voices and will play
joyful selections to inspire those in
attendance. Season of Celebration
is open to the public! Admission is
FREE, although donations of nonperishable food items or cash contributions will be collected for Helping
Hands Food Pantry. For more information, visit www.saintaloysiuschurch.org or call 443-465-1205.
Fried Chicken Dinner
Saint Michaels Council Hall (16566
Three Notch Rd., Ridge)- 11:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Fried chicken dinner will be offered
from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for dinein; carryout
dinners will be until 5 p.m.; $12.
Dessert available. Call 301-872-4641
for more information.

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with the listing details by 12 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to our Thursday publication.

Monday, Jan. 11
American Legion Post 293 Executive Committee Meeting
VFW (2310 Old Washington Rd. (Rt
925,) Waldorf)- 7 to 8 p.m.
Held the second Monday of every
month. At VFW Post 8810 - Home of
Veterans of Foreign Wars, American
Legion Post 293, American Veterans
(AMVETS) Post 13, VFW 8810 Mens
Auxiliary, VFW 8810 Ladies Auxiliary,
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 293,
Sons of the American Legion (SAL)
293, and the American Legion Riders
293.
Pax River Quilters Guild Monthly
Meeting
Good Samaritan Lutheran Church
(20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park)6:30 p.m.
The meeting features a Philanthropy Sew-In. Bring our tools-rotary cutter, mat, iron, ironing mat, etc. There
will be philanthropy projects to work
on or bring your own philanthropy project. We will have a member of CAWL
coming with a presentation. They will
be accepting pet related donations.
New members and guest welcome.
Pax River Quilters Guild is a 501(c)(3)
organization and is open to the public. Visit our website www.paxriverquiltguild.com or our group page on
Facebook for guild information.

Tuesday, Jan. 12
American Legion 293 Riders Membership Meeting
VFW (2310 Old Washington Rd.(Rt
925,) Waldorf)- 7 to 8 p.m.
General membership meeting.
Held the second Tuesday of every
month. At VFW Post 8810 - Home of
Veterans of Foreign Wars, American
Legion Post 293, American Veterans
(AMVETS) Post 13, VFW 8810 Mens
Auxiliary, VFW 8810 Ladies Auxiliary,
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 293,
Sons of the American Legion (SAL)
293, and the American Legion Riders
293.
Sons of the American Legion
Meeting
American Legion Stallings Williams
Post 206 (3330 Chesapeake Beach
Rd., Chesapeake Beach)- 7 to 8 p.m.
The Members of the Sons of the
American Legion Stallings Williams
Post 206 will hold its monthly meeting in the Upper Level Meeting Hall of
the Post. All Members are urged to attend and make their voices heard. For
more information, call Commander
Ward at 410-610-7217.

Wednesday, Jan. 13
Gun Violence: Finding Common
Ground The Big Conversation
Middleham and St. Peters Parish
(10210 Hg Trueman Rd., Lusby)- 7 to
8:30 p.m.
The objective of The Big Conversation is to identify common ground solutions from the widely varying views
on the topic, Gun Violence: Finding
Common Ground. This is a followup from the Panelist Presentation on
January 10th. There is an optional Pot

Luck Supper at 6:15 p.m., in the Great


Hall at Middleham and St. Peters
Parish.

Thursday, Jan. 14
Facchina Job Fair
Waldorf One Stop Career Center (175
Post Office Rd., Waldorf)- 9 a.m. to 1
p.m.
Interviews for Shop Supervisor and
Road Mechanic with Diesel Experience. To schedule an interview, call
Yvette Turner at 301-374-1150. Walkins are welcome from 9 a.m. to noon.

Friday, Jan. 15
Baked Pork Tenderloin Dinner
American Legion Stallings Williams
Post 206 (3330 Chesapeake Beach
Rd., Chesapeake Beach)- 5:30 to 7
p.m.
Chef Normas famous pork dish
(yum) is the main focus of this informal
dinner. Come to the lower level dining
room for a meal you wont forget. Cost
is $12 including side, salad, and beverage. For more information, call 301855-6466. Public is welcome.
Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw
Contest
Davis Community Center (2495 Davis
Rd., Waldorf)- 6 p.m.
This free event is open to all youth 8
through 13 years old. Pre-registration
is recommended at www.CharlesCountyParks.com. On-site registration will begins at 6 p.m. with competition starting at 6:30 p.m. Participants
must bring proof of age. Awards will
be presented to all age group winners. Winners will have the opportunity to move up to district, regional, and
state finals. For more information on
these events or other activities offered
by the Charles County Department
of Community Services, visit www.
CharlesCountyMD.gov/CS and www.
facebook.com/CharlesCountyParksRecreation, or call 301-934-9305 or
301-870-3388.
7th Annual Southern Maryland
Jeopardy Tournament
Great Mills High School (21130 Great
Mills Rd., Great Mills)- 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The GMHS Engineering club hosts
this unique fundraiser that features a
student tournament followed by an
adult tournament. Interested contestants should contact Allen Skinner at caskinner@smcps.org. The
cost of admission is $5 to be part of
the studio audience. All proceeds for
the event benefit the Great Mills High
School Engineering Club. This year
club members are attending the Global Student Energy Summit in Iceland
over spring break and our Botball Robotics teams are participating in the
2016 International Botball Tournament
in Florida this summer. We use funds
for registration fees, for purchasing
equipment and to pay for travel and
lodging.

Saturday, Jan. 16
Craft Guild Shop
26005 Pt. Lookout Rd. (Rt. 5, MD
Antique Ctr.,) Leonardtown- 10

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a.m. to 5 p.m.
Out with the old and in with the
new. You are invited to stop by and
see what we have to offer. Shop
from a wide variety of unique, handmade items. For additional information, please call 301-997-1644.

Sunday, Jan. 17
Craft Guild Shop
26005 Pt. Lookout Rd. (Rt. 5, MD
Antique Ctr.,) Leonardtown- 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Out with the old and in with the
new. You are invited to stop by and
see what we have to offer. Shop
from a wide variety of unique, handmade items. For additional information, please call 301-997-1644.
Breakfast at Fleet Reserve
Association
21707 Three Notch Rd., Lexington
Park- 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)
BREAKFAST is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Menu includes your choice of:
eggs or eggbeaters, bacon, ham,
sausage or spam; hash browns,
grits, toast, pancakes; juice and
coffee all for $7 per person. SOS,
sausage gravy or chipped beef gravy, and a biscuit are also available
for a small additional cost. This
helps to support the Fleet Reserve
Association in their community efforts with Scouts, ACTS, and other
charities in our community.
American Legion Turkey Shoot
Bid Foot Trap Club (Just off of Pin

Cushion Rd., Loveville)- 11:30 a.m.


to 2 p.m.
Turkey Shoot for meats and cash.
12 gauge with .675 choke and 36
inch max barrel. Bring your family and tailgate. Plenty of parking.
New faces always welcome. Shoot
starts at 1 p.m.
For more information, call
301-274-3522.
Texas Holdem Bounty Game
(IMHD)
Indian Head Moose Lodge (11 Town
St., Indian Head)- 1 p.m.
Open to public. Registration from
noon to 1 p.m. $100 buy-in ($50
prize plus 10 charity plus 25 bounty
plus 5 bad beat.) $10 fifty-fifty (split
fifty-fifty with prize fund) equals
5,000 extra chips.
No add-ons or rebuys. Late players accepted through first three
rounds. 30 minute blinds for first
three levels then 20 minute blinds.
Break after every three rounds.
For more information, call John at
240-286-5260.
The Lure of Sea Glass
Calvert Marine Museum (14200
Solomons Island Rd., Solomons)- 2
p.m.
Beat the winter blues and see
Richard LaMotte, recognized sea
glass expert, author, and collector
extraordinaire. Presenting his newest book, The Lure of Sea Glass,
LaMotte will detail the role of sea
glass in our past, present and future. A book signing will follow the
presentation. Sunday Conversa-

Community

tions are FREE events. Bring your


favorite piece of sea glass and discover a bit of its history. For more
information,
contact
Maureen
Baughman, Store Manager at 410326-2750 or email baughmmp@
co.cal.md.us.
January Blues Concert
St. Pauls Episcopal Church (25
Church St., Prince Frederick)- 2:30
p.m.
An annual concert in celebration
of the diversity and beauty of the
human spirit in honor of Dr. Martin
Luther Kings birthday. Experience
the power of music and poetry to
take us from the blues of our suffering to a celebration of joy and
love. Performed by young and old,
black and white, male and female,
all walks of life. Free concert. Donations collected will support the
Heartfelt backpack nutrition outreach program. For more information, please call the church office at
410-535-2897.
Chesapeake Community Chorus
Practice
North Beach Union Church (8912
Chesapeake Ave., North Beach)- 4
to 6 p.m.
The Chesapeake Community
Chorus, an all-volunteer chorus
that raises funds for local charities, is looking to add singers to the
chorus. No auditions are required.
Contact Larry Brown, Director,
at 301-855-7477 or email him at
lbrown9601@verizon.net.
Come
join us at our practice session.

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Monday, Jan. 18
Schools Out Day Camp: Totally
Terrific Trees
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Art
Center (13480 Dowell Rd., Dowell)9 a.m. to 3p.m.
For grades K through 5. Member
cost is $35, nonmember cost is
$40. Branch out with us as we learn
all about trees and identify them in
the winter landscape! Lets examine
trees in famous masterpieces and
create our own artsy forest! Pack a
lunch, dress for a mess (and a short
time outdoors!) and join us for this
terrific tree exploration! Registration required. To register, call 410326-4640. For more information,
visit www.annmariegarden.org.
MLK Jr. Prayer Breakfast
18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Marys
City- 9 a.m.
Keynote Address by Major General Linda Singh. Singh serves as
the 29th adjunct general of Maryland and is the first African-American to hold this position. As adjunct
general, Singh is responsible for
the daily operations of the Maryland Military Department. A full
breakfast ($10 at the door) will be
served starting at 6 a.m.; the program (free) begins at 8 a.m. Early
arrival is recommended as space
is limited; advanced registration is
not required. For more information,
contact events@smcm.edu or call
240-895-4310.

CHURCH SERVICES DIRECTORY


METHODIST CHURCH
Hollywood United Methodist Church

24422 Mervell Dean Rd Hollywood, MD 20636

301-373-2500

Rev. Sheldon Reese, Pastor


Sunday Worship 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.
All of our services are traditional.
Child care is provided.
Sunday Evening Youth Group
Christian Preschool and Kindergarten available

CATHOLIC CHURCH
St. Cecilia Church

47950 Mattapany Rd, PO Box 429


St. Marys City, MD 20686 301-862-4600
Vigil Mass:
4:30 pm Saturday
Sunday:
8:00 am
Weekday (M-F):
7:30 am
Confessions:
3-4 pm Saturday
www.stceciliaparish.com

St. GeorGe roman CatholiC ChurCh


St. George Church:
Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
St. Francis Xavier Chapel:
Saturday, 7:00 p.m. (Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Weekday Mass Schedule: Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 1st Sat: 9:00 a.m.
Confessions: Saturdays: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. or by appointment

19199 St. George Church Road Valley Lee, MD 20692


301-994-0607 www.saintgeorgeromancatholicchurch.org

BAPTIST CHURCH

NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH

CATHOLIC

Victory Baptist Church

Grace Chapel Ministry

301-884-8503

Teaching The Bible Without Compromise

29855 Eldorado Farm rd


CharlottE hall, md 20659

Order Of gOOd news services


sun schOOl, all ages...............10:00
sun mOrning wOrship.............11:00
sun evening wOrship.................7:00
wed evening prayer mtg.........7:00

ProClaiming thE ChangElEss


word in a Changing world.

Member of the Grace Fellowship Brethren Churches

Sunday Worship 8 A.M.


Sunday School 9:15 A.M.
Blended Worship 10:30 A.M.
Wednesday Bible Study 7 P.M.
Tuesday Youth Group 7 P.M.
American Heritage Girls
1st & 3rd Thursday 7 P.M.

Senior Pastor - Dr. Carl Snyder


Assoc. Pastor - David Roberts
Youth Pastor - Luke Roberts

You are invited to worship with us.

victOrybaptistchurchmd.Org

We Are Located On The Corner Of Route 5 & 238


39245 Chaptico Rd., Mechanicsville, Md.
301-884-3504 Email: seeugoingup@yahoo.com
www.gracechapelsomd.org/faith

HUGHESVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

Jesus saves

A member of the Southern Baptist Convention


8505 Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20637
301-884-8645 or 301-274-3627
Senior Pastor Dr. J. Derek Yelton
Associate Pastor Kevin Cullins

Sunday School (all ages)


Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship & Bible Study
Wednesday Discipleship Classes
(Adults, youth & Children)

9:15 am
10:30 am
6:00 pm
7:00 pm

21800 N. Shangri-La, Dr. #8


PO Box 1260
Lexington Park, MD 20653
301-866-5772
Pastor James L. Bell, Sr.

Church Schedule

Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.


Tuesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
Friday Men Perfecting Men 7 p.m

Greetings from the Bible Temple Church


family in Mechanicsville Maryland.
Here at Bible Temple, we believe that in
this life it is important to have strong and
healthy relationships
1.A relationship with Christ
2. A personal relationship with
family and friends
Through these relationships, we develop
the characteristics of love, understanding
and forgiveness; the true heart of Christ.
Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit
in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3).

We invite you to experience the change


the transformation with us. Just bring
your heart and God will supply the rest.
Come grow with us in a place,
Where the Word Reaches the Heart!
Everyone is Welcome!
Leadership: Pastor Joseph and
First Lady Marilyn Young
Sunday School for all ages: 9:00AM
Sunday Morning Worship: 9:45AM
Bible Study: Wednesdays at 7:30PM
Address: 29050 New Market Village Road,
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Website: www.bibletemplechurch.org
Phone number: 301-374-9110

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Tweens and Teens Celebrate All Things


Harry Potter at The
Calvert Library
Calling Harry Potter fans (tweens
and teens in grades 5 and up) to a celebration of all things Harry Potter! Drop
in any time between 6:30 to 8 p.m. on
Thursday, Feb. 4 at Calvert Library in
Prince Frederick for A Night of Spells:
Harry Potter Book Night.
Try your hand at an adaptation of
Quidditch, seek the Golden Snitch and
more! Participants are encouraged to
come in costume. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume and finder of the
Golden Snitch. Complete classes at

stations that include puzzles, games,


crafts, and trivia. Complete all the
classes and turn in your report card
for a chance to win a prize. Create your
own magic potion and edible wand at
the refreshment station and dont forget
to check out the photo booth!
For more information or to register
(requested but not required) visit CalvertLibrary.info or call 410-535-0291.
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Friday, Jan. 8
Josh Airhart
Ruddy Duck (13200
Dowell Rd., Dowell)- 7:30
p.m.
Random Impact
Anthonys Bar and
Grill (10371 Southern
Maryland Blvd., Dunkirk)
Saturday, Jan. 9
Yoga at the Alehouse
Ruddy Duck (16800
Piney Point, Rd. Piney
Point)- 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 10
Season of Celebration,
Choral Concert/Kalnasy
Concert Series
St. Aloysius Catholic
Church (22800
Washington St.,
Leonardtown)- 3 p.m.

Enjoy a short stack


for a tall cause.
You're invited to an
Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast to support
The Arc of Southern MD/People on the Go of Calvert
Tickets Cost: $10.00
January 16th, 2016 8am-10am
Applebee's
555 N. Solomons Island Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Monday, Jan. 11
Pizza and Pint Night
Ruddy Duck (13200
Dowell Rd., Dowell)- 4
p.m.
Team Trivia
Ruddy Duck (13200
Dowell Rd., Dowell)- 7

p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 12
Burger and Pint Night
Ruddy Duck (13200
Dowell Rd., Dowell)- 4
p.m.
Team Feud
Ruddy Duck (13200
Dowell Rd., Dowell)- 6:30
p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 13
Open Mic Night
Ruddy Duck (13200
Dowell Rd., Dowell)- 6
p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 14
Mike Damron
Ruddy Duck (13200
Dowell Rd., Dowell)- 7:30
p.m.
Friday, Jan. 15
Swamp Candy
Ruddy Duck (13200
Dowell Rd., Dowell)- 7:30
to 10:30 p.m.
Band Forte
Anthonys Bar and
Grill (10371 Southern
Maryland Blvd., Dunkirk)

410 535-2413
pogcalvert@arcsomd.org

The St. Marys County Times is always looking


for more local talent to feature! To submit art
or band information for our entertainment
section, e-mail info@somdpublishing.net.

Meal includes: Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and a beverage (coffee, juice, soda or tea.)
Please contact organization to purchase a ticket. This flyer is only intended for advertising purposes. Ticket valid for pancake event only. Applebee's menu items
are not included as part of purchase. applebees.com

Please submit calendar listings


by noon on the Tuesday prior to
our Thursday publication.

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CLUES ACROSS

1. Engine additive
4. Soluble ribonucleic
acid
8. Subdue
10. One long, three short
11. Morally bad
12. With collapsible
shelter
13. Central church parts
15. Summer shoes
16. Intestinal
17. Transgressors
18. Meeting expectations
21. Clutch
22. Autonomic nervous
system
23. What you can repeat
immediately after
perceiving it
24. Favorite summer
sandwich
25. An accountant
certified by the state

26. Cologne
27. Norma Jean Baker
34. Galaxies
35. Bluish greens
36. Detected
37. Having 3 dimensions
38. Made level
39. The destroyer (Hindu)
40. Uncovered
41. Ooze slowly
42. Aerie
43. Point midway
between S and SE

CLUES DOWN

1. Having beautiful
natural views
2. Fanafuti is the capital
3. Shrub used for hedges
4. Polishing tools
5. Slow down
6. Christmas carols
7. & & &
9. Sound of sheep or goat

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10. A long flag, often


tapering
12. Atomic #73
14. Schilling (abbr.)
15. Female sibling
17. Long sandwich
19. In a way, necessitated
20. Mayan people of
SW Guatemala
23. Cleaned up
24. Prohibit
25. Upright cupboard
26. Cyclone center
27. Metric linear units
28. Young male
29. Securities market
30. City across from
Dusseldorf
31. Animal disease
32. Mount of __ east of
Jerusalem
33. Get free
34. Variable stars
36. One point N of NE

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Phone 301-884-5900
1-800 524-2381

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

St. Marys Department of Aging


Programs and Activities
Our Extensions Have Changed
Please be advised the phone
extensions for the Department of Aging
and Human Services, Garvey Senior
Activity Center, and Northern Senior
Activity Center have changed. Please
be sure to add an asterisk before all
extensions.
Garvey Senior Activity Center 301475-4200, ext. *1050
Northern Senior Activity Center 301475-4002, ext. *3101
Coffee, Conversation and Coloring
Adult coloring has become a thing
and with good reason. The practice
is beneficial for people with specific
conditions, like PTSD, and its a
good stress reliever for the general
population. Its also just plain fun.
So join us for some coffee (or hot
tea), conversation, and coloring at
the Garvey Senior Activity Center on
Tuesdays beginning Jan. 12 at 10 a.m.
Well supply coloring pages, colored
pencils and markers. Advance sign up
is not required. Just bring yourself and
be prepared to have some fun! To learn
more, call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050.
Tai Chi for Arthritis: The Core
Movements
The Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi
Program developed by Dr. Paul
Lam, uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi
routines that are safe, easy to learn,
and suitable for every fitness level.

The Tai Chi program helps reduce


stress, increase balance and flexibility,
and improve overall mind body and
spirit. During the six week program
held at the Garvey Senior Activity
Center on Wednesdays, Jan. 13
Feb. 17 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
participants will learn warm-up and
cool-down exercises, six basic core
movements, and direction changes
to add challenge. Due to the nature of
this class, attendance at all sessions is
highly recommended and no walk-ins
will the accepted; advance sign up is
required. To register, call 301-4754200, ext. *1050.
Breakfast Caf at Northern
Start your day having breakfast with a
great group of people! On Wednesday,
Jan. 13, at 9 a.m., the breakfast caf
will serve up French toast, sausage,
and fruit at the Northern Senior Activity
Center. Breakfast is homemade by
Ginger, and served with complimentary
beverages. Cost is only $2 per person
at sign up and payment is due by 9
a.m. the day before. Please call 301475-4002, ext. *3101.
The Orphan Trains to be shown at
Loffler
Plan to come to the Loffler Senior
Activity Center on Wednesday, Jan. 13
at 10 a.m. to watch The Orphan Trains,
a 60 minute video that examines the
efforts of the Childrens Aid Society

in New York, which was organized by


Minister Charles Loring Brace. From
1853 to 1929 this organization sent
over 100,000 unwanted and orphaned
children from the city to homes in
rural America. Sign up (only 16 seats
available) or get more information by
calling 301-737-5670, ext. 1658 or stop
by the Loffler reception desk.
Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease
No matter if you need relief from
arthritis pain or just want to be active,
the Arthritis Foundations six week
Walk With Ease program can teach
you how to safely make physical
activity part of your everyday life. Get
support in a group setting as you
follow the six week Walk With Ease
program. The course is facilitated by an
Arthritis Exercise Program Instructor.
All participants will receive a free Walk
With Ease Kit, valued at $14.95. There
is no cost for the class; however, a
$15 registration deposit is required to
register for the class. Upon completion
of the program, participants will be
refunded their $15 and may keep the
Walk With Ease Kit. Space is limited;
registration must be done at the
Garvey Senior Activity Center. The
course is for those ages 50 and above
and is held Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Fridays, Jan. 12 through Feb. 19 from
11 a.m. to noon. Attendance at all
sessions is highly encouraged. Note:
On Tuesdays and Fridays the group

will meet at Leonard Hall Recreation


Center and will walk indoors. On
Thursdays, the Group will meet at the
Garvey Senior Activity Center and will
walk outdoors, weather permitting. For
more information, call 301-475-4200,
ext. *1050.
Meet Mike
Physical Therapist Mike OBrien will
lead a discussion at the Northern
Senior Activity Center on Thursday,
Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. The discussion topic
will be common injuries in maturing
adults and how to avoid them. Space
is limited. For more information, or to
sign up to attend, please call 301-4754002, ext. *3101.
Brain.e.ology
Brain-e-ology is designed to dispel
the limiting myths of memory loss
and aging, give participants a better
understanding of how their brain
works, the tools to incorporate brain
fitness activities into their daily lives
and create open minds. More than
90 percent of participants report that
they feel like they have more control
over future memory loss after taking
this program. The program is held at
the Garvey Senior Activity Center on
Tuesdays, Jan. 19 throuhg Mar. 1, 11
a.m. to noon. Class size is limited so
register early; this program is free of
charge. To make reservations call 301475-4200, ext. *1050.

Loffler Senior Activity Center 301-737-5670, ext. 1658 Garvey Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4200, ext. 1050 Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 3101

Visit the Department of Agings website at www.stmarysmd.com/aging for the most up-to date information.

Gilliams, Sothoron and


Keech Families Part II
By Linda Reno
Contributing Writer
I remember I was propped up with pillows, in a carriage with hanging springs, probably a family heirloom
of some colonial Hawkins. The horses matched the
carriage
I remember Dr. Keech as a thin, sallow faced man,
wearing a high silk hat that had seen its best days. He
had worn this family tile when bringing his wife to
Philadelphia, after years previously; and I have always
associated him with this hat. I say that Dr. Keech was
sallow faced; in fact everybody I met, that is those residing in Charles County, seemed under the malarian
influence. They were all sallow and yellow. It was a
good region in which to settle and practice medicine;
it was simply a question of constitutional endurance on
the part of the physicians patientsif they could stand
the universal dosage of calomel, to say nothing of the
free use of the lancet. [Note: Dr. Keech lived at The
Oaks in Charlotte Hall. He married first, Priscilla Eliza
Dent, daughter of John Brewer Dent and Priscilla Eliza
(nee) Dent, in 1847 and she died in 1848, no children; he
married second, Olivia Tinsdale Wiley in 1857 and they
had seven children].
On my way to the old place on the Patuxent River,
[we] came to a halt at the door of Dr. Keechs house
which was directly on my route. I remember him as sitting on the piazza and although the day was sultry, he

retained the tall hat on his head. He was engaged in


eating green apples at the moment, which he took from a
basket located conveniently beside his chair. Seeing me,
he came to the carriage and pressed me to alight and remain for dinner. He was, however, surprised when I declined the Green Gosling* which he offered to give me
and which the doctor regarded a great delicacy after a
monotonous diet of fat smoke and bacon green and fried
chicken. Before leaving, the doctor gave me a pretty full
dose of old brandy.
There were other visits of family between Philadelphia and St. Marys County. Louis Say Gilliams (born
1816), also a dentist, married Charlotte Leigh Gough
(born 1826), daughter of Bennet Gough (1788 to 1857)
and Ann Locke Mills (1799 to 1863), on Nov. 15, 1842,
probably at St. Andrews. They moved to Philadelphia
after 1860 where Louis died July 9, 1875. Charlotte died
at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania Feb. 19, 1895. In each case
their remains were shipped to St. Marys County. Both
are buried at St. Andrews beside two of their children
who died young (Ann Elizabeth, 1843 to 1843 and William Henry, 1850 to 1853). Their sons Louis Gilliams
(1844 to 1915) and Richard Sothoron Gilliams (1855 to
aft. 1920) made their homes in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, respectively.
*A baby goose is called a gosling and they are called
green until they are about four months old. Considered
a delicacy in England, they were generally roasted for a
short time on a spit in the fire place and never stuffed.

Ann (Sothoron) Gilliams

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Wanderings

of an Aimless Mind

Meaningful
Traditions
By Shelby Opperman
Contributing Writer
Someone asked me recently what my Christmas traditions were. I had to think, because they have changed over
the years. The traditions I had
growing up were not the same
as I had with my sons and first
husband when the boys were
young, with my husband now,
or with our grandchildren. Even
my best friend while in college, Bethany, and I created a
Christmas tradition, which has
evolved over the years.
My Mother had a crazy game
she invented to keep me occupied the week before Christmas
and it involved a bag of mixed
nuts and my little stool turned
upside down. The game was
called Oh Nuts, and looking
back on it now I think it was
a precursor to Corn hole. She
would put the stool in the living
room and we would throw the
nuts from the dining room into
the opening. It was harder than
it seemed because of the slats on
the side of the stool. Silly now,
but to a 3 or 4 year old it was really fun. I also remember having
a bowl of the mixed hard candy
besides the bowl of mixed nuts
in the shells. I can still taste the
raspberry hard candy and see
the beautiful ribbon candy.
The best tradition of all was
creamy Hungarian rice pudding
with browned butter and cinnamon. Is there more of a comfort food than that. Speaking of
Hungarian foods, I am hoping
to start a new tradition for the
weekend after Christmas by inviting my brother in Virginia,
his wife, their two grown children, and their children, and as
much of the family from down
here to a Hungarian Stuffed
Cabbage dinner. My middle
brother has mentioned how
much he missed my Mothers
stuffed cabbage several times
over the years. I never made it
for my children, mainly because
it takes about 4 hours total to
make it. But its time they tried
it. I also thought I would make a
pan of lasagna too just in case.
In college, my friend Bethany
and I would buy each other some
little gift for the 12 days leading up to Christmas (we were a
little backwards I know). I think
that started after my Father had

passed on the last day of second


semester in my first year. By
Christmas of my second year,
I was a little down. It really
helped to lift my spirits. For the
last thirty years, Bethany has
sent a tin of her amazing fudge
each Christmas. We look so forward to that. Her Mother won
the Pillsbury bake-off in1978
I believe, so Bethany inherited
some great baking skills.
When my sons were young
we didnt have any formal traditions, but they knew Christmas
Day really started once we put
in the Bing Crosby Christmas
tape (later CD) so I could hear
White Christmas and shed a
tear. My Father used to sing a
bit like Bing so it was a good
memory. My Father never met
his grandsons, and died way
to early. Listening to White
Christmas made it feel like
he was there with us opening
presents.
In the present day, my husband and I have our timehonored tradition of wrapping
presents after the 9:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve service, and
having some Asti Spumanti
or some wine. Then usually,
on Christmas Day, we open a
bottle of wine around 11 a.m.
or noon to mellow ourselves out
for the day. Our children and
grandchildren come at different
times of the day to open presents and eat because of various Christmas commitments. I
am sure it is the same for many
families. Couples always have
to cover all in-laws, and end up
completely stuffed from eating
meals at three or four homes.
We all have to do it when we are
young and it is so fun.
As for this Christmass traditions, there is always my Bing
Crosby CD, and maintaining
the tradition of lots of love,
fun, and hugs with our kids and
grandkidswith some good
wine of course. I also think Ill
buy a bag of mixed nuts and ribbon candy. Oh Nuts anyone?
To each of you I hope you had a
Merry Christmas, Shelby
Please send your comments or
ideas to: shelbys.wanderings@yahoo.com or find me on facebook:
Shelby Oppermann

The County Times

Love in the Day of


Chicken Enthusiasts

By Laura Joyce
Contributing Writer
Another year has ended, and a new year has begun. That can only mean one thing. The Bachelor is
back: this showcase of all that is fundamentally crazy and wrong about reality television and dating in
2016and the awe-inspiring train wreck that is the
intersection of the twohas returned. If that doesnt
give you a good reason to look forward to Monday
nights, you are clearly far too stable, way too wellbalanced, for 2016.
Much of my life is about often-serious stuff: working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; helping to take care of aging parents who are
facing various health problems; things of that sort.
While I wouldnt trade any of it, since I love the work
I do and love my parents and am grateful to be able to
provide whatever support I can, its important to have
balance in life. If youve been reading my column for
awhile, youll already know that one of the ways I
find that balance is by turning on the television on
Monday nights and watching the lunacy that is The
Bachelor.
If youve been living under a rock, heres the basic premise: a single man (or woman, in The Bachelorette seasons) is introduced to 25 to 30 singles.
The singles all live together in a mansion and vie for
roses at the weekly Rose Ceremony, which gradually eliminates all but the four final contenders for a
marriage proposal. This long and well-considered
courting period of about eight weeks culminates in
Fantasy Suite datesapparently, one after another
for four nightswhich gives both the Bachelor and
the four loves of his life (yes, I am being facetious)
a chance to truly get to know each other on an overnight date, away from the cameras. There is so much
that is so insanely wrong with this fantasy suite concept that I dont even know where to begin, so I wont.
A quick aside: apparently, in a column I wrote a
year or so ago about the Bachelor, my tone was so
dry and so tongue-in-cheek that at least a few readers were left with the impression that I thought The
Bachelor was an excellent way to find a marriage
partner. Let me now say, on the record, that I think
The Bachelor is an excellent way to find a marriage
partner (if, that is, you have had a lobotomy and/or
live in a small Midwestern town with no other residents under the age of 75. Oh, and youre clinically
bonkers)..
But I digress. The show mirrors real-life in about
the same way that I am likely to win 450 million dollars in the Powerball lottery this week. Without buy-

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ing a ticket. The Bachelor takes his dates on romantic helicopter rides over the Grand Canyon, strolls
hand-in hand-with her along rose-strewn cobblestone
streets in foreign cities, and, of course, spends enough
time in hot tubs to turn the most supple 25-year-old
skin into a prune-ish version of its former self. Like
I said: real life.
This season already promises to be great: last
night, in the season opener, Benour all-American,
brown-eyed and sincere Bachelorgave roses to
the first 25 women he wanted to go on his journey
toward love with. Then, he was thrown off for ending a sentence with a preposition. No, wait: thats
what would happen if I ran The Bachelor. What actually happened was that Ben was then confronted
by Lace (how can you not love a show when a contestant named Lace has one of the more ordinary
names?). She pulled him into a hallwaycameras in
towand, in a hostile and demanding tone, wanted
to know why he hadnt made eye contact with her all
evening; what was wrong with him? Did he not like
her? Did he not find her attractive? Keep in mind: this
was after the Rose Ceremony. Where he gave her a
rose. For some odd reason, I kept thinking of Glenn
Close in Fatal Attraction: I wont be ignored, Alex.
It should probably come as no surprise that Lace
is trying to meet her husband on The Bachelor, considering that she believes that harassing a man about
failing to look at her enough when he has just asked
her out, essentially, is a good relationship strategy.
Yeah: men love that. I mean, who wouldnt?
I have high hopes for this season, based on Laces
behavior (Shes 50 shades of crazy, pronounced
another contestantone wearing a unicorn mask, I
might add). Its like a circus: there are twins (what I
would give to be there when he sends one home and
keeps the other around). There is a Chicken Enthusiast, whatever that is (and does it pay well?). There
is a Business Consultant, which always cracks me up
when its applied to a 22-year-old who graduated six
months ago and lives in a room over her parents garage (we all have to start somewhere, but didnt consulting used to be what you did after 25 or 30 years
in a field?).
And so, 2016 begins, and with it, another wild
journey toward true love, or six months of social media fame, whichever ends first. Either way, Monday
nights are set aside for laughing in my house, and after the 2015 I had, thats all I can ask for to start off
the week.
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No homeowner wants to be confronted with
plumbing problems, which many associate with
costly repairs and water damage. But many
plumbing problems are preventable if homeowners take the time to learn about them and make
the effort to nip them in the bud before they become something major.
Clogged kitchen sink: Kitchen sinks get
used quite a bit in the average home, and what
makes its way down the sinks can contribute
to plumbing problems. Avoid pouring gravy,
grease, cooking oil, or fat down the kitchen sink,
as these substances can cling to the pipes and
lead to a backed up sink and a potentially messy
situation. Discard thick liquids and sauces in the
trash can instead of the sink. Periodically turn
the faucet on as hot as it can go and run it for
a few minutes to dislodge anything that might
have stuck to the pipes.
Clogged shower drain: The pipes in the
shower/bathtub can easily become clogged
as well. Hair is the main culprit when shower
drains get clogged, so install hair traps that
catch any hair you and others might shed while
they are bathing. Instruct each person to remove

their hair from the drain upon getting out of the


shower. If you suspect the drain might already
be on its way to clogging, use a wet/dry vac to
remove any hair that might have started piling
up in the pipes.
Washing machines: Few homeowners may
think to periodically inspect their washing
machines, but normal wear and tear on washing machine hoses can gradually build up, potentially leading to flooding if left unchecked.
Periodically inspect hoses for cracks and other
damage, replacing them if they look especially
vulnerable.
Water heater: Water heaters also can produce
plumbing problems if homeowners dont keep an
eye on them. Rusty tank fittings on water heaters are a warning sign that the heater might need
some repairs. When left unchecked, water heaters can cause flooding that produces significant
water damage, and water heaters may even need
to be replaced, which can be very expensive. If
you detect any problems with your heater, call
in a plumber to confirm if anything is awry and
address the problem.

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