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Local UAS Techs Pilot Kidney Transplant Drone

By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer

The technologists and scientists at the University Sys-

tem of Maryland’s UAS Test Site in California can add
another accomplishment to a growing list of accolades;
this month their team successfully piloted a drone that
delivered a live-saving donor organ.
Matt Scassero, head of operations at the test site, said
the flight took place April 19 in the early morning hours
in downtown Baltimore.
“We flew a kidney from the vicinity of the Living
Legacy Foundation [ an organ transplant group] to the
University of Maryland Medical Center Shock Trauma
Unit,” Scassero told The County Times.
Scassero said his team assembled the drone that made
the 10-minute, 2.8-mile flight from specially sourced
components that were known for their reliability.
“There was no commercial drone available that could
do what we needed it to do,” Scassero said. “So we con- The UAS Test Site drone used to transport the kidney safely in Baltimore
structed a drone we knew we could rely on.”
The test flight, planned weeks in advance and care- cargo container that carried not only the vital organ but She had been waiting eight years for a kidney trans-
fully tested the day of the transplant before carrying the had sensors that could help guide the drone to its in- plant, he said.
kidney, has led to much greater attention to the work tended target. The news of the drone flight made it to the county
underway at the UAS test site. The UAS team was on station in Baltimore to oper- commissioners’ dais this week with Commissioner Eric
“We’re getting calls from all over the world,” Scas- ated the drone. Colvin praising the breakthrough.
sero said. “It’s been big for us. “We had two or three guys on each end,” Scassero It also represented technological progress that was in-
“It was a good research opportunity; everything lined explained about the stakes involved in the operation. dependent of the county’s longtime economic mainstay,
up.” “We’re going to stay involved in running the test pro- military research.
Several years ago the UAS test site gained notoriety gram for that.” “And this is groundbreaking work that’s not related to
for testing a rescue drone that could find those in dis- The recipient was a 44-year old woman, Scassero the Navy,” Colvin said.
tress in local waters and at sea. said, who was released earlier this week after a success-
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Hewitt Turns Away From Tax Increases

By Guy Leonard funding mechanism for Kirwan and that the county The proposed budget rep-
Staff Writer has healthy fiscal surpluses as well as the Sheriff’s Of- resents a 7.5 percent increase
fice set to return $5 million to the county in salaries for over last year’s budget; the
County Commissioner Mike Hewitt, a well-known vacant positions, Hewitt relented. commissioners are proposing
budget conservative who joined other commissioners “We thought Kirwan was coming,” Hewitt said. increasing the property tax
this year in pushing for tax increases, has withdrawn “I cannot give a tax increase to those with these rate to .9078 per every $100 of
his support for them. surpluses.” assessed value, generating an
He made his announcement Tuesday at the regular Commissioner President James “Randy” Guy additional $7.9 million.
meeting of the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County. seemed to balk at talk that tax increases were not need- The proposed income tax in-
He said that with the threat of the Kirwan Commis- ed, saying that Kirwan might not affect the county this crease would raise the rate to
sion legislation being passed in Annapolis, which calls year, but it soon would. 3.2 percent, generating an ad- Commissioner Mike
for massive spending increases to the tune of $4.4 bil- “It’s going to impact us the next couple of years,” ditional $3.2 million in fiscal Hewitt
lion over the next decade, the fear of heavy impacts Guy said. “We’ll have to see.” 2020 and rising to $6.4 million in fiscal 2021.
trickling down to St. Mary’s was part of the rational- Guy said the commissioners had two more budget Hewitt’s change of position on taxes comes after the
ization for increasing both property and income taxes. work sessions to consider the budget, which is now April 23 budget hearing at Leonardtown High School;
Commissioners were also keen to raise taxes to fund $259 million for operating expenses with a 7.5 percent it was there that many residents railed against the pro-
negotiated agreements with school system personnel increase in revenues over the prior year, on May 7 and posed tax increases and demanded commissioners rein
and bring up pay parity for county employees com- again on May 14. in their spending.
mensurate with surrounding jurisdictions. “By the 21st [of May] we have to say ‘Here it is,’”
But since learning that the state has yet to find a Guy said. guyleonard@countytimes.net

MetCom Tightening Water German Performance Artist Has American Debut

Termination Policy By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
screen; she gained fame addi-
tionally for leaving Germany
By Guy Leonard before the outbreak of World
Staff Writer Henry Thedens, a German War II in opposition to the Nazi
dance instructor and perfor- regime.
As the board of commissioners for the Metro- mance artist relies on many Thedens said his show deals
politan Commission (MetCom), the county’s wa- themes for his shows that he puts with Dietrich’s impact on history
ter and sewer provider for much of the Lexington on all over Europe and in his both in show business and on the
Park Development District, considered last week home city of Hamburg but the international stage.
adjusting fees for reconnecting water and sewer one central inspiration for him is Dietrich remained in America
service after scofflaw bills had been paid, the the famed actress and style icon despite much cajoling by the
agency’s top official said the utility was going Marlene Dietrich. Nazi regime to bring her back.
to be more strict in the future about terminating He’ll be impersonating her to- “She decided to stay because
service. night at a performance at Olde she didn’t agree with Hitler,”
George Erichsen, MetCom’s executive direc- Breton Inn in Leonardtown. Thedens said. “She made a
tor, revealed that the utility had a long held policy He’s being hosted by Ellynne fortune."
that allowed customers who were behind in their Brice Davis and her husband and “She helped Jews, artists, ho-
payments during the holiday season to continue school board member Jim Davis. mosexuals leave Germany, all
receiving service through to the new year. Their chance meeting in Ven- the people the Nazis didn’t like."
Those days were now over, he said. ice Italy over a plate of French Thedens said Dietrich used her
“We had an informal policy that during Thanks- fries in a Chinese restaurant two stardom, wealth and influence to
giving or Christmas time if you were delinquent, years ago while the Davis’ were run her own underground net-
on vacation gave Ellynne the in- work before the war broke out. Henry Thedens
we didn’t turn off the water,” Erichsen said. “Well,
we’ve decided we’ll turn off the water whenever. spiration to bring him here. Today, Dietrich’s influence
“You had a situation where you would get an “You never know who you’ll can still be felt in show business
entire November bill, an entire December bill and sit next to,” she told The County and in fashion, he said, though
then in January you would be in here [trying to get Times. her name might not be instantly
bills reduced by the MetCom board.]” As a lioness with the Leonar- recognizable.
The informal practice proved to be too cumber- dtown Lion’s Club, she was able “She still inspires people,”
some and Erichsen decided to end it, he told the to convince Thedens, whose Thedens said. “She’s a diva, an
MetCom board. stage name is Ginger, to come to icon in the world of beauty and
“We’ve decided that whenever water needs to be St. Mary’s County and put on his fashion.”
turned off, we turn it off,” Erichsen said. “It’s not show to benefit Camp Merrick in Ellynne said the May 2 per-
too sympathetic at Christmas but if you want to Nanjemoy in Charles County. formance is a departure from the
have a good Christmas you need to pay your bill.” Camp Merrick provides ser- standard fundraiser for a Lion’s
MetCom had a high number of disconnections vices for disabled children, in- Club charity, but she believes it
in February, according to Patty Stiegman, chief cluding impaired vision and will generate more interest that
financial officer for the utility, totaling some 700 hearing and diabetes. way.
customers that did not pay their bills on time. Thedens, who is gay, will “It doesn’t match a children’s
“We are way down from that know,” Stiegman dress as Dietrich during his camp, but it’s getting people to
told the MetCom commissioners. “We’re down to performance. pay attention,” Ellynne said.
just a couple of hundred.” “She’s a diva and an Ameri- “We’re hoping they’ll know
MetCom’s rates for water and sewer continue can hero as well,” Thedens where Nanjemoy is now.
to rise, utility officials say, but at a rate slower said. “She’s also similar to my “We convinced him [The-
than recent years; about 22,000 customers support personality. dens] Camp Merrick is a worthy
MetCom’s operations. “I couldn’t do Miss Piggy on cause.”
the Muppet Show; I do her life.”
guyleonard@countytimes.net Dietrich was famous for her guyleonard@countytimes.net
show work in cabarets and on Thedens as Marlene Dietrich
Thursday, May 2, 2019 The County Times Local News 5

Leonardtown High Graduate Makes It To NFL As Free Agent

Leonardtown High School gradu-
ate Jamie Gillan may not have been
selected in the 2019 NFL Draft,
but he’ll get a chance to show what
he’s capable of at the next level. 
The 6-1, 207 pound punter signed a
free-agent contract with the Cleveland
Browns in April, ensuring the Scotland
native will continue his quest to play in
the National Football League after leav-
ing a lasting impression with the Browns
during a private pre-draft workout. 
“The impact he made from the punter
position is truly amazing,” UAPB head
coach Cedric Thomas said.   “He’s not
only a player from a leadership stand-
point, as Jamie was the first one on the
field and the last one in the weight room. 
He is a football player who helped lay
the foundation of what we are building
for our program. He will always be wel-
comed here at UAPB, and we know he
will perform well.”
Jamie Gillan on the football field
Gillan was a highly sought-after spe-
cialist and will begin his career with the the way for me as I start my next chap- Sheffield for all that they have done to 20-yard line.  Gillan also had 31 touch-
Browns.  In his college career, Gillan, ter,” said Gillan, who was the punter and get me ready for this opportunity.” backs, which ranked 16th nationally and
handled kickoff, punt, field goal and ex- kicker for UAPB football from 2015-18. In 2018, Gillan led the SWAC with an allowed only 17.4 yards per return.  
tra point duties for the Golden Lions. “The coaching staff, the players, the average of 42.9 yards per punt to rank
The general manager of the Cleve- fans, the community, (former Head) 13th in FCS football with a net average University of Arkansas
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“I would like to thank those who paved pecially Special Teams Coach Thomas punts were down inside the opponents’

Commissioners Allow Dock

Moratorium to Sunset Let’s hear you roar!
By Guy Leonard ing to county waters but that informa- The Lions Clubs of St. Mary’s County have served our
Staff Writer tion had yet to materialize as promised. communities for over 75 years. We help those with vision and/
“The lack of response from DNR or hearing impairments; provide summer camps for those
A six-month moratorium on the use of is disturbing but this has run its with vision impairment, hearing impairment, or diabetes;
commercial docks by aquaculture farms course,” said Commissioner Eric
to off load their oysters for market died
promote awareness about childhood cancer, diabetes,
Colvin. “This is an issue we es-
Tuesday after the Commissioners of St. sentially do not have control over.” environmental issues; support our Veterans and
Mary’s County found that it was essen- On land the county’s zoning code holds volunteer first responders; and serve humanitarian
tially unenforceable. sway, but DNR controls the waters 50 aid and disaster relief causes.
The commissioners imposed the feet from the shoreline.
moratorium late last year after numer- Commissioner Mike Hewitt said it
ous complaints from property owners was ineffective to have a land use em- Be part of the world’s largest
that their coastline views of local waters ployee watch local docks to fine aqua- service organization and
were tarnished by the presence of water culture businesses for using them under
column leases of farmed oysters. the moratorium. make your roar heard.
They also complained that the water “I think it’s a waste of time to contin-
column leases took away their ability to ue with the moratorium,” Hewitt said.
use recreational waters they had enjoyed “You [Hunt] have enough to do.” Together, we are strong.
for generations. The discussion on the moratorium
The moratorium was designed to re- centered on whether to send it to an-
Together, we serve.
strict the free flow of aquaculture oys- other public hearing to gather input on a
ters on county commercial docks and possible extension; only Commissioner
push the state to come up with a more President James “Randy” Guy believed
balanced solution between business and it should go to public hearing.
private property rights. Commissioner John O’Connor said
The issue was not solved in the state the moratorium suffered from the be-
legislature this year and more oys- ginning because the concept of a com-
ter leases are expected to come to St. mercial dock was not properly defined
Mary’s with the Maryland Department in the language.
of Natural Resource’s (DNR) approval. “No one’s enforcing this,” O’Connor
William Hunt, chief of county land use said. “They’re just unloading on the pri-
and growth management, told commis- vate docks down in Piney Point.” MEMBERSHIP & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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Park and Ride May Find Final Home in Hollywood

By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer

What started out as a temporary solution for the

Airport Road Park and Ridge bus service may turn
into a permanent fix, regional transportation officials
say, now that motorists are parking at the Hollywood
Volunteer Fire Department.
“We have an agreement signed by the Maryland
Transit Authority and the fire house for a six- month
pilot program,” said George Clark, regional trans-
portation coordinator for the Tri County Council of
Southern Maryland. “We’ll see how it goes.
“But it looks like it’s going to work out.”
The decision to move the Airport Road Park and
Ride came last month when the time came to begin
moving the track of Airport Road to make way for
improvements at the county’s local airport.
Officials were unsure where they could locate the
Park and Ride, which was already overflowing its al-
lotted number of parking spaces into the terminal’s
parking but settled on the parking lot at the Holly-
wood fire house.
He said other owners of shopping centers or other
businesses with large parking lots rejected the of- The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Company could become a permanent Park and Ride location.
fer outright, while the movie theater management at teers, said the arrangement could become permanent white to signify which spaces are for Park and Ride
Lexington Exchange charged too much per parking “as long as it works for both sides.” customers.
space. If all goes well, Clark told The County Times, the Clark said 100 customers use the Park and Ride
The state pays $15 per space for a Park and Ride, six-month pilot program could make the Hollywood each day, taking a commuter bus to work.
which means in a year the Hollywood fire company location the permanent Park and Ride site.
would receive an additional $21,000 in payments. If that occurs, he said, some of the lines in the park- guyleonard@countytimes.net
Bill Mattingly, president of the Hollywood volun- ing lot will be repainted yellow from their original

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Sheriff’s Office Mourns Loss of Dfc. Jason Bush

It is with overwhelming grief and sadness that served with.”
the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announces On March 9, 2019, Jason was awarded with the
the loss of Deputy First Class Jason Bush. Sheriff’s Office Gold Medal of Valor – the agen-
Deputy Bush passed away on Monday, April cy’s highest award – which was later presented
29, 2019, after a courageous and hard-fought bat- to him at his home by Sheriff Tim Cameron and
tle against cancer. He was just 34 years old. Capt. Yingling in the presence of Jason’s Patrol
Jason was a native of Prince George’s County Squad.
and a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania Despite receiving a formidable cancer diag-
with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. nosis, Deputy Jason Bush showed exemplary
After graduation, Jason went to work with Prince strength in the face of pain, great dignity despite
George’s County government as a civilian in- suffering and demonstrated a continued selfless
vestigator, investigating workplace harassment desire to contribute to the Sheriff’s Office mis-
claims. Jason had built a solid reputation in his sion. Deputy Bush remained positive, devoting
career but always wanted to be a police officer. time to his family, close friends and his Sheriff’s
Jason was hired by the St. Mary’s County Sher- Office family – especially his squad. Despite be-
iff’s Office on Aug. 10, 2015 and then attended ing ill while receiving treatment, Deputy Bush
the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Acad- asked to work light duty in the quartermasters of-
emy, Class 42 and graduated on June 3, 2016 dis- fice, putting the welfare of his colleagues and the
tinguishing himself amongst his peers. Once he agency ahead of his own.
graduated from the academy he enthusiastically Sheriff Tim Cameron said, “This is a terribly
worked in the Patrol Division, working diligently sad time for the men and women of the St. Mary’s
each day serving the public. Jason served as a Pa- County Sheriff’s Office who worked alongside
trol Officer from his graduation on June 3, 2016 Deputy Bush and called him a colleague and a
until his death on April 29, 2019. friend. However, we can all be extraordinarily
Capt. David Yingling, Commander of the St. proud of Jason for the courage that he displayed
Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, in fighting his cancer. Jason’s calm courage in the
said, “When I first met Jason he distinguished storm of cancer is an inspiration for us all, as is
himself with his kind spirit and his commitment his commitment, bravery and determination.”
to others. He was a peacemaker on the road and Deputy Bush is survived by his parents Rich-
patiently treating everyone he contacted with tre- ard and Vicki Bush of Ridge and the men and
mendous respect. Jason’s grace under pressure women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Dfc. Jason Bush
and dignity were such an inspiration to those he The Bush family requests privacy at this time.
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St. Mary's County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report

Arrests Leonardtown, for the reported viola- sion *8128 charges were
Burglary/Resisting Arrest- On tion of protective order. Investigation or by email for theft,
April 15, 2019, Dep. Schell responded determined Renee Peltz Dennison, at Trevor. obst r uc t i ng
to the 40000 block of Holt Road in Me- age 41 of Te a g u e @ and hinder-
chanicsville, for the reported distur- Leonard- st m a r ysmd . ing. Med-
bance. Megan Lee Maxwell, age 38 town, violat- com. Citi- ley is 5’6”
of Clements, ed a court or- zens may in height,
was escorted der by send- r e m a i n weighs 190
off the prop- ing messages anony mous pounds and
erty and told in attempt to and contact has brown
not to re- contact pro- Crime Solv- eyes and
turn. Max- tected par- ers at (301) black hair.
well later ties in the 475-3333, or Anyone
returned to court order. text a tip to “TIP239” plus their mes- with information on the whereabouts
the residence Dennison sage to “CRIMES” (274637). Through of Joseph William Medley III is asked
and entered was arrested the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are to contact Detective Brian Fennessey
the home and charged with Violate Protective eligible for an award of up to $1,000 at (301) 475-4200 extension *8103,
through a Order. CASE# 22116-19 for information about a crime in St. or by email at Brian.Fennessey@st-
wi ndow. Wanted-Donald Edward Rankin Mary’s County that leads to an arrest marysmd.com. Citizens may remain
Dep. Schell located Maxell inside the The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s or indictment. anonymous and contact Crime Solv-
residence and informed her she was Office is seeking the whereabouts of Wanted-Joseph William Medley ers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip
under arrest. Maxwell began actively Donald Edward Rankin, age 63 of III to “TIP239” plus their message to
resisting arrest, and tried to kick an Lexington Park. Rankin has an active The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s “CRIMES” (274637). Through the
officer on the scene. Maxwell was arrest warrant for two counts of sexual Office is seeking the whereabouts of Crime Solvers Program tipsters are
taken into custody and charged with abuse of a minor. Rankin is 6’1” in Joseph William Medley III, age 35 eligible for an award of up to $1,000
Burglary 4th Degree, Trespass Private height, weighs 190 pounds, and has of Leonardtown. Medley is currently for information about a crime in St.
Property, Resist Arrest, and Fail to gray hair and blue eyes. wanted for the charge of escape sec- Mary’s County that leads to an arrest
Obey Lawful Order. CASE# 21981-19 Anyone with information on the ond degree for violating conditions of or indictment.
Violation of Protective Order- On whereabouts of Donald Edward his pretrial release. Medley’s original
April 15, 2019, Dep. Graves responded Rankin is asked to call Detective Trev-

State Police, Sheriff’s SWAT Team Make

to the 22700 block of Duke Street in or Teague at (301) 475-4200 exten-

Burglary Arrests After Barricade

On Friday, April 26, 2019 at approxi- The occupants of the townhome were not
mately 3:07 p.m., Troopers from the cooperative.
Maryland State Police and Deputies from During the investigation the second
the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office burglary suspect was seen in the adjoin-
responded to the 45000 block of Military ing townhome. The suspect was placed
Lane, Great Mills, MD for a reported bur- under arrest and identified as Timothy
glary in progress. A witness observed the Patrick Hogan (27) of Great Mills, MD.
suspects enter a residence and the home- Hogan was found to have an active ar-
owner confirmed no one had permission rest warrant for Sexual Abuse of a Minor
to be inside. Upon police arrival, there through the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s
was evidence of a burglary and it was Office.
believed the suspects were still inside. The two occupants of the adjoining
After numerous requests for the suspects townhome were arrested for harboring a
to exit the residence, one of the suspects fugitive and hindering. Those suspects
complied and exited. The suspect was are identified as Jalonte Dalquan Ford (20)
arrested and identified as Divante Quintil of Great Mills, MD and Jajuan Dalshawn
Kyler (27) of California, MD. Kyler was Ford (23) of Great Mills, MD.
found to have two open Bench Warrants Detectives with the Maryland State
through the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Police Criminal Enforcement Division re-
Office (Child Support Non-compliance sponded to further investigate. A search
and Failure to Appear-Driving While Sus- of the Ford residence revealed marijuana,
pended). Kyler was not cooperative with drug paraphernalia, a handgun magazine,
police on scene and he wouldn’t provide handgun ammunition and a starter pistol.
information about additional suspects. All the suspects were transported to the
A search of the victim’s residence was St. Mary’s County Detention and Reha-
completed utilizing the St. Mary’s Coun- bilitation Center for processing. Hogan
ty Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services was charged with two counts each of 1st
Team and K-9. The search did not reveal and 2nd Degree Burglary, Malicious De-
any additional suspects: however, there struction of Property and Theft $100 to
was evidence an additional suspect had $1,500. Kyler was charged with 1st De-
been present in the residence. Police on gree Burglary, Malicious Destruction of
scene located a hole in the drywall that Property and Theft $100 to $1,500. Jalon-
connected to an adjoining townhome. te Ford and Jajuan Ford were charged
Troopers and Deputies maintained a pe- with Harboring a Fugitive and Hindering.
rimeter on the area and contact was made Additional charges are pending.
with the occupants of the adjoining town-
home. During their contact with the oc- Press Release from Maryland State
cupants, a strong odor of marijuana was Police
detected coming from the townhome.
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Untreated waterlines in the dental office can affect your health.

The next time you go to your dentist’s the water enters the building. While company at the forefront of treating standard of care and product quality. It
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1st Annual Leonardtown Summer Music Festival Coming Soon

The Commissioners of Leonardtown a Picnic from participating
and the Leonardtown Business Associa- restaurants in Town (Social
tion in partnership with the St. Mary’s Coffeehouse & Speakeasy,
Arts Council and James LePore Produc- Big Larry’s Eatery, Jessie’s
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the Leonardtown Summer Concert Se- dtown Winery) offering a
ries and the Downtown Tunes Concert variety of options from light
Series into one amazing festival featur- refreshments to a full meal
ing great artists like Six Gun South, The and a beer crawler or bottle
Ryan Forrester Band, Latrice Carr, Wes- of wine, and parents can also
ley Spangler, Robbie Boothe and more! drop their children off to be
The Festival kicks off with the U.S. entertained with kid-friendly
Navy Band Country Current perform- art projects while they enjoy
ing in Leonardtown Square on Saturday, a date-night at a concert on
May 18, 2019 in honor of Armed Forc- the Square through the Drop
es Day and will run through Saturday, N’ Dine Program - available
September 7, 2019 when the Festival by reservation only for select
concludes with Bushwoodstock III, a concerts through participat-
scholarship benefit fundraiser, at Leon- ing businesses in Town (the
ardown Wharf that also commemorates St. Mary’s Arts Council, the
the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock. Leonardtown Arts Center,
Thanks to generous Sponsors that Wine & Design’s Art Buzz
include Marrick Homes, Quality Built Kids, and the Yellowline Art kayak rides, Zumba and yoga demos, and a classic antique car show featur-
Homes, and Leonardtown Chevrolet, Studio). 40 tons of sand in the middle of Town ing classic cars from the 20’s – the 50’s
Buick and GMC, the majority of the mu- Signature concerts include the and more, on Saturday, August 3rd from courtesy of St. Mary’s Rod & Classic
sic festival concerts are offered FREE to Funkzilla Band performing at the An- 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (the entire event Car Club. Attendees are encouraged to
the public. The festival offers something nual Leonardtown Beach Party on the is from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.), and the Jazz come in their choice of period costume
for everyone from family-friendly events Square, a popular, end-of-summer blow- Era Concert/Kickoff Party for the Po- from the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s or 50’s. There
to more adult oriented evenings. New out party featuring strolling performers, tomac Jazz & Seafood Festival Week- will be raffles and prizes awarded for
this year, attendees are able to Order pony rides, a firetruck hosedown, free end Celebration. This special event is best costumes. More fun and surprises

a FREE, jazz era concert/party in his- are being planned for the festival.

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toric Leonardtown with the Chesapeake The Maryland State Arts Council will

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Swingband performing from 6:00 p.m. be filming during the Jazz Era event

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– 9:00 p.m. in Leonardtown Square. on July 12th for inclusion in an Arts &

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On May 2, 2019, the Leadership • a program plan for an Emerging
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presents the results of their community Southern Maryland;
projects, completed in partnership with • a phased implementation plan
local nonprofit organizations. After for increased family interaction
their presentations, the Class of 2019 for Pax River Naval Air Museum
will graduate as the 11th class of LSM. Association;
The community projects are as follows: • a board development plan for St.
• a corporate development plan for Mary’s Animal Welfare League
The Arc Southern Maryland; • The presentation of projects will be
• a project implementation plan for at the College of Southern Mary-
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Calvert Nature Society; (Building B), 115 J.W. Williams
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St. Mary’s County for Girls on the
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Christmas in April

Esperanza M.S. presented “Elf, Jr.” April 25-27. Since it was a play about Christmas
presented in April the directors felt a donation from the proceeds to Christmas in April was
appropriate. The check was presented during the play.

Long-time Christmas in April volunteer Jan Barnes (center) was honored at the post-work
party at St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. Presenting the citation were Christmas in April
Christmas in April volunteers work to install a new handicapped accesible ramp at a home in President Howard Thompson and Executive Director Darene Kleinsorgen.
Loveville April 27

Disaster Pax River NAS CO Capt. Christopher Cox prepares to lay a ceremonial wreath
commemorating the loss of the Black Diamond which collided with another ship in the
Potomac River in 1865 during the search for presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth
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Spring Fling Classic Car Show

Hundres of classic cars lined the Leonardtown Square on April 28



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Coalition Fighting For Sober Youth

By Guy Leonard “It’s when you’re drinking too much, too fast,” The CAC’s surveying is not restricted to youth but to
Staff Writer Kraese said. law enforcement as well.
The numbers of young adults 18 to 20 years old, but Their latest findings state that 42 percent of sheriff’s
Since 2012 a group of local government officials, still under the legal age, are even more staggering. deputies surveyed and 32 percent of locally assigned
law enforcement, healthcare professionals and busi- Of the young adults surveyed by the health depart- state troopers believe underage drinking is either very
ness owners have been quietly combating the problem ment in 2018, 51 percent reported engaging in binge or extremely prevalent in St. Mary’s.
of underage drinking and binge drinking in St. Mary’s drinking. The same 2018 survey showed that 54 percent of
County; a problem that statistics show continues to While law enforcement and the St. Mary’s County sheriff’s deputies and 60 percent of state troopers
grow among young people. Alcohol Beverage Board work to curb illegal liquor here had made a service call for underage or excessive
The Community Alcohol Coalition is preparing to sales and punish establishments which sell alcohol to young adult drinking.
release a report detailing underage drinking and binge minors, much of the alcohol consumed by the under- The CAC is also pushing for legislation at the state
drinking, which are often intertwined, as well as its aged comes from another source. level that would bring back civil citations for underage
negative impacts. According to a similar risk survey from 2015, 65 drinking, allowing them to levy fines for homeowners
It’s a part of their overall mission to reach out to the percent of high school students surveyed in St. Mary’s who allow underage drinking on their property; even if
public, especially parents, to raise awareness of the County obtained alcohol from their homes without the they are unaware of it.
problem and remain vigilant, otherwise their children permission of their parents. “It’s easier to cite someone for providing alcohol than
could fall to its consequences. “If it were more current data I think the number it is to pursue a criminal citation,” Kraese said. “Next
Maryellen Kraese, prevention and outreach coordi- would be higher,” Kraese said. “It shows how prevalent year we’re probably going to pursue this.”
nator for the St. Mary’s County Health Department and this is. Sgt. Steve Myers, the sheriff’s office alcohol enforce-
a partner with the coalition, said when it comes to the “Parents need to know this is happening.” ment coordinator who also sits on the CAC board, said
problem in question St. Mary’s is outpacing the entire The CAC knows that even with their outreach efforts the CAC had its own methods of assisting law enforce-
state. detailing the dangers of binge drinking, they know ment of its compliance checks on local alcohol retailers.
“We noted that almost 20 percent of St. Mary’s there are some young people who will still engage in “The CAC hired a business to use buyers who are of
County youth 15 years old and under took their first the dubious practice. age but who appear young to try to buy alcohol to see if
drink other than a few sips before the age of 13,” Kraese Of all the promotional material they hand out, one businesses are asking for ID’s,” Myers said. “If they do,
told The County Times. “That’s compared to 17 percent piece is a picture of a common, disposable party cup they get a green card, if they don’t they get a red card.”
of their peers statewide.” with a green marker so they can mark off how much These cards have no legal ramifications for the store
Moreover 33 percent of county high school students they are drinking. owner but they do show that someone other than law
who took part in a youth risk behavior survey back in Such cups come with physical gradations going up its enforcement is watching who sells to minors and who
2016 stated they had taken a drink in the 30 days prior length which are exact liquid measurements. upholds the law, Myers said.
to being asked the question. “It’s so they can at least try to keep track of what “It means nothing to the law enforcement side but
That’s well above the state average of 25 percent of they’re drinking,” she said. it couples well with my own compliance checks,” said
high school students surveyed, Kraese said. At a time when fatal overdoses due to opioid abuse Myers.
Just this past year health officials took another survey capture the fear and interest of most parents, it becomes In 2018, 98.5 percent of alcohol retailers in the county
of county youth in which 81 percent of those surveyed easier to disregard alcohol as a serious danger, she said. complied with asking for ID to stymie underage sales,
between the ages of 18 and 20 had engaged in drinking “The younger they start drinking, the higher the risk according to sheriff’s office data; the success rate with
within a 30-day period of being asked the question. for alcohol and substance abuse problems later,” Kraese the CAC’s covert checks is nearly as high with 96.5 per-
“These statistics should be alarming,” Kraese said. said. “Misuse leads to abuse. cent earning a green card, Myers said.
“We’re above the state averages.” “People assume because it’s legal, it’s safe; alcohol is “We’ve educated the retailers quite well,” Myers
Statistics from 2016, which came from a sample of still the No. 1 drug of choice across the board.” said. “The CAC is an awesome group of people.
3,000 St. Mary’s County high school students, showed It’s becoming more common to see alcohol play a “You have people… from different walks of life try-
that 18 percent of those surveyed had engaged in binge part in opioid overdoses, Kraese said, as users are con- ing to combat underage drinking.”
drinking, which is defined as about five or more large suming both simultaneously.
drinks - 8 ounces - or so much that the one drinking “They’re both depressants,” Kraese said, explaining guyleonard@countytimes.net
becomes ill. both can contribute to the shutting down of the body’s
The state average from respondents on the youth risk respiratory system. “Alcohol and opioids are a deadly
behavior survey was 13 percent. combination.”
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Potential Indicators Of Roof Trouble

With regard to home repairs,
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down the road.
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but inspect all the shingles
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Thursday, May 2, 2019 The County Times Sports 25

The Tackle Box

Fishing Report
The NFL Draft process is exhaustive. It appears to start as each season
concludes and officially begins, in earnest, with the NFL Combine in early
March. In reality, the genesis of draft day for teams can trace back years,
sometimes to when a prospect was learning to drive and attending proms.
For players, the trail can be even longer, back to a childhood dream and
dusty backyards in neighborhoods nationwide.
NFL teams actually draft a fraction of the total prospects evaluated – each
team is just one of 32 franchises. A far slimmer margin of kids harboring
NFL aspirations, those who daydream through math class about what plays
to run at recess, make it all the way to the league.
With that backdrop, it is no surprise that once a team is actually on the
clock and finally calls out a name, executives in draft war rooms erupt with
jubilant high fives and players, who have instantly fulfilled what is likely a
life-long goal, are overcome with emotion.
It never gets old seeing kids celebrating their selections – the moment
when dreams become reality. Awesome stuff. But the process is ridiculous.
NFL Draft vernacular includes things like arm length, “base” strength, up-
per body “punch”, hand size, speed, shuttle and cone drills, bench presses
and squats, vertical and broad jumps, fast twitch, mean streak and closing
speed. Then there’s the psychological stuff – Wonderlic tests and interviews
with questions that range from intentionally inflammatory to the completely
unfair (and irrelevant). John Emelenson landed this 40 inch, 26 pound rockfish near buoy 68 in the bay.
But of more recent vintage is a fixation on “football players” and deter-
mining whether a young man “loves the game” (or, I suppose, just plays it By Ken and Linda Lamb
because he can). More directly, teams want to know if a prospect has an Contributing Writers
unhealthy obsession with football and will forsake nearly all other things in
life for it. If a kid has another interest – like Washington draftee Bryce Love The trophy season con-
(who wants to be a doctor) or Chargers draftee Jerry Tillery (a well-traveled tinued into it’s second
young man living well beyond the football bubble) – NFL executives have week with big fish be-
commitment suspicions. ing caught everyday, but
There might be something to it – greatness and a singular focus are fre- the action is slow with
quently acquainted attributes. I watched a PBS documentary on Boston Red a lot of trolling produc-
Sox legend Ted Williams recently. Dude was obsessed with hitting – stud- ing only a few fish. The
ied it, cataloged information, filed and “boned” his own bats. Way ahead bite is the same in both
of his time…and one of the greatest hitters ever. Bruce Springsteen worked the Potomac and the bay,
himself to exhaustion and laid waste to relationships, all in the (successful) Trollers are using tan-
pursuit of the best damn music he could create. Tiger Woods, fair to say, dems, parachutes, mo-
had an unhealthy, but historically successful, fascination with golf. Former jos, and umbrella rigs in a
Washington Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs notoriously slept at the team’s rainbow of colors, but the
facility throughout the season (and burned out after 12 years). Masters of success seems to come to
one thing they all were; jacks of many things they likely were not. those who stick to it and
I laud (I think) any NFL prospect with such laser focus on the game. put in the time ,regard-
These times are the attention deficit era, set up, with 24/7 connectivity, to less of lure or color. As
distract and multitask. How any 22-year-old football player is supposed to the spawn winds down
be completely consumed with his craft escapes me. Last weekend’s glorious and the water warms, we
weather had me struggling to focus on this piece. may get a spurt of activ-
Moreover, we Americans tend to be a restless lot. We are curious, adven- ity. We can only hope
turous and bold. Witness: Some of the best songs ever written are stories we have our lures in the
about youthful angst, daring exploration and challenges to social norms water when the bite turns
- Springsteen’s “Born to Run”, Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”, Bob on. James Ropczynsky trolled a tandem rig noth of the Gas
Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind”, Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” Boaters traveling to the Docks and landed this 47 inch, 49 pound rockfish.
and, one of recent vintage, Ed Sheeran’s “Castle on the Hill”, just to name a salt islands found plenty
few. All football, all the time? In your early 20s? When we’re born to run? keep two rockfish per day with a mini-
of rockfish in the cuts, holes, and struc-
What’s going on indeed. mum of 19 inches in mid-May (16th).
tures. The stripers are in the 14 to 28
Nevertheless, many of the NFL’s latest additions are incredibly focused We await the first croaker, spot, and
inch category and have been carefully
and fully committed to football (within reason). They wouldn’t have gotten bluefish of the year. The cool evenings
released. A 20 inch speckled trout was
this far otherwise. Are they myopic and otherwise ill-informed? Most prob- when the temperatures drop into the
taken on a cast bucktail along with the
ably are not. And good for them. Football is, well, just football. Developing 40’s are not an incentive to the the sum-
hungry rockfish.
well rounded, thoughtful and informed young men, who may soon achieve mer migration.
White perch and catfish are biting
influential fame, is far more important. The NFL could stand to be more Bass, bluegill, pickerel, and crappie
for bottom fishermen and shore casters.
focused on that. are all active in ponds and St.Mary’s
Some undersized rockfish have been
Lake. The crappie love live minnows,
caught off the beaches at Cedar Point
Send comments to RonaldGuyJr@gmail.com and the bluegill will eat live crickets.
and the mouth of the Patuxent. We can
26 Education The County Times Thursday, May 2, 2019

School Board Sees Sticker Shock

Two Bids Come in Over Budget
By Dick Myers the school system before.
Editor Hartwick in his written report ex-
plained that state regulation “permits
The St. Mary’s County Board of Edu- negotiations with all responsive bidders
cation has rejected two bids for major when funding does not permit an award
construction projects because they came and/or a delay in a resolicitation is not in
in well over budget. The bids were for the best interest of the school system or
HVAC renovations and roof replace- the state.”
ments at Hollywood and Park Hall el- Hartwick said in discussions with the
ementary schools. Maryland Public School Construction
According to information provided Program (PSCP), “they acknowledged
to the board from Director of Design that negotiated awards after unsatisfac-
and Construction Larry Hartwick, tory bidding is an acceptable procure-
“The apparent low bid for the base bid ment method with board rejection of
for the project at Hollywood Elemen- the original bids and approval to enter to the board reported that J.A. Schiebel Hollywood Elementary School. One
tary School was $6,929,000, 15 percent into negotiations with all responsive was the low bidder for both projects. He firm did not submit a price for an add al-
over the available construction funds of bidders.” reported limited participation by roofing ternate and that bid was considered non-
$6,000,000. The apparent low bid for That is exactly what the school board subcontractors as one of the reasons for responsive.  Two firms submitted bids
the most basic bid package for Park Hall did in unanimously voting to reject the the high Hollywood E.S. bid. for Park Hall Elementary School. 
Elementary School was $6,696,000, six two bids and enter into negotiations. But the overall problem, Hartwick re-  It is anticipated that a report on the
percent over the available construction Hartwick reported, “Staff has identi- ported, was that school systems around negotiations will be submitted to the
funds of $6,300,000.” fied a number of potential cost reduc- the state are experiencing similar “bids school board for their May 22 meeting.
Chief Strategic Officer Dr. Jeff Walk- tions that can be quickly incorporated in excess of budgets due to high demand
er filled in for Hartwick at the April 24 into bidding documents in an attempt to and rising material and labor costs for dicjmyers@countytines.net

Who’s Your Her

board meeting at which the problem was reduce revised bid prices.” construction.”
presented. Walker said what was being Walker in his Power Point presentation He said four firms submitted bids for
suggested by staff hadn’t been done by

Who’s Your Hero?

St. Mary’s County has many “Hometown Heroes”
We all know one, a volunteer, a mentor, a community
leader, a first responder, a good neighbor, a big brother
or sister, a leader in the classroom or church.
Throughout 2019 the County Times will feature
stories of St. Mary’s County “Hometown Heroes.”

To shine a spotlight
on your hero email
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Thursday, May 2, 2019 The County Times Education 27

SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding

Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

SMECO Outstanding Mathematics Teacher Award Recipients, St. Mary’s County SMECO Outstanding Science Teacher Award Recipients, St. Mary’s County
From left are Anna Rodriguez, Benjamin Banneker Elementary School; Diane Glasgow, From left are Cortney Watson, Leonardtown High School; David Holland, Leonardtown Middle
Leonardtown High School; and Heather Howe, Spring Ridge Middle School. School; and Joanne Clapp, Chesapeake Public Charter School.

Southern Maryland Electric Coopera- teaching, professionalism, and innova- eration of innovators,” stated Austin J. St. Mary’s County
tive (SMECO) worked with the school tive teaching methods. Each teacher Slater, Jr., SMECO president and CEO, • Joanne Clapp, Chesapeake Public
systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. received a plaque and a cash award at when he welcomed the award winners. Charter School
Mary’s counties to select and honor 22 a dinner held in their honor. Over the Slater added, “Our gifted honorees • Diane Glasgow, Leonardtown High
educators with Outstanding Teacher past 28 years, SMECO has recognized understand that their job is about more School
awards for their leadership in the fields almost 400 local math and science than teaching mathematics, science and • David Holland, Leonardtown Mid-
of mathematics, science, technology, teachers. technology. It’s about thinking creative- dle School
and engineering. “As educators, you know that STEM ly and making classroom experiences • Heather Howe, Spring Ridge Mid-
Receiving awards this year were eight skills are becoming more and more cov- exciting for students. They identify dle School
math teachers, nine science teachers, eted by businesses that hire students ways to leap outside of the educational • Anna Rodriguez, Benjamin Ban-
and five STEM (science, technology, fresh out of school. And SMECO is no norms and create experiences that are neker Elementary School
engineering, and math) teachers from different. These students are vital for the unexpected, unique and ultimately more • Cortney Watson, Leonardtown
schools in the three counties. The teach- continued success of our business be- memorable. They teach skills that are High School
ers were chosen for their outstanding cause they bring those valuable mathe- important not only to employers and
performance in the areas of creativity, matics, science, and technology skills to the economy, but also important to our
rapport with students, enthusiasm for the workplace. You enable the next gen- future.”

Eagle Scouts Graduate STEM Academy

The St. Mary’s County Public Schools troops throughout St. Mary’s County:
STEM Academy in Maryland has some- Troop 303 in Valley Lee, Troop 793 in
thing to brag about: 35% of the young California, Troop 1785 in Mechanics-
men in the STEM Class of 2019 are Ea- ville, and Troop 2819 in California. In
gle Scouts! addition to their school work, each of
Nationally, only 4-6% of members these Scouts completed at least twenty-
of the Boy Scouts of America earn the one merit badges in subjects such as
rank of Eagle Scout. Up until now, all citizenship, first aid, cooking, camping
of those Scouts have been young men, and personal fitness. Some of the merit
so when you look at the total number badges they earned were STEM related,
of young men in the United States only with topics such as environmental sci-
about 1.5% of them earn the rank of Ea- ence, mammal study, robotics, weather,
gle Scout. And yet, six out of seventeen and energy. They each also completed
young men in the STEM Class of 2019 a leadership project to benefit their
are now part of that elite group. community.
According to the St. Mary’s County If that were not enough, four of them
Public Schools website, the Science, participated in varsity sports during
Technology, Engineering and Math high school, including track, cross coun-
(STEM) Academy at Great Mills High try, tennis, lacrosse, and soccer. Three
School is “a rigorous and unique pro- are active in the National Honor Society.
gram of study emphasizing the core Two competed with robotics teams and
areas of mathematics and science with one participated in several school plays.
an infusion of technology and engineer- Their future plans include degrees in
ing.” Students take as many as twelve paleontology, biology, mechanical en-
Advanced Placement courses during gineering, electrical engineering, aero-
their high school career and complete space engineering, and environmental
an internship in a STEM field during the planning. St. Mary’s new Eagle Scout graduates (from left) Alan H., Adam L., Kevin M., Jack O., Finn O.,
Summer before their senior year. and Jay L.
The Scouts represent four different The Scouter Digest Press Release
28 Letters to the Editor The County Times Thursday, May 2, 2019

Sheriff’s Office Pay Disparity

To the Editor: George’s County Police Department and 2020 budget shows that the St. Mary’s officers through the costly and vigorous
The following letter was sent to the the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. In County Sheriff’s Office will only receive training only to see them leave after real-
Commissioners of St. Mary’s County,: the coming years, the MSP, PGPD and a 4% raise over the next three years. izing a nearby jurisdiction is paying more
The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge CCSO are slated to receive significant It is the concern of the FOP Board, as for the same requirements. In summary,
#7 for St. Mary’s County is writing raises, which will drastically increase the well as the FOP’s 200 members and their the SMCSO will be unable to attract, re-
you this letter to address the issue of already established pay disparity of 4.5- families, the majority of whom reside in cruit and retain officers if our pay is not
the pay disparity between our agency, 6.25% that was discovered during the pay St. Mary’s County, that the pay dispar- competitive.
the Maryland State Police, the Prince study of 2018. In comparison, the current ity will negatively impact the SMCSO. The FOP and its members understand
Currently, the SMCSO for the first time the difficult job you, the Commissioners,
in several years is on the cusp of being have in effectively allocating money. It is
Dear Editor: be implemented over several years and fully staffed. If our pay does not remain our hope with the increase tax budget in
Given the proposal to increase proper- Kirwan passed but the funding sources competitive with the surrounding juris- 2020 that the pay for the men and woman
ty and income taxes, the current budget were not identified. This created uncer- dictions, the FOP fears that the SMCSO of the SMCSO will reflect the hard work
process being conducted by the County tainty regarding the need for the pro- we will lose exceptional officers to the that they do, as well as the dedication
has caused concerns for many of our cit- posed tax increases. higher paying agencies that surround they have to provide safety to the citizens
izens. A recent Public Hearing brought As I listened to what was said at the us. This has been proven to be the case of St. Mary’s County.
out many who voiced their opinions. Public Hearing and received through in past years with the loss of 26 Deputies
The public deserves an opportunity to text messages, emails, phone calls and and Correctional Officers (who transi- Sincerely,
express their views and elected officials letters I received, it became evident that tioned to police) primarily due to salary. St. Mary’s County Lodge #7
need to listen. It is also important that many people did not believe tax increases This is according to these employees’ exit Fraternal Order of Police
public officials keep their constituencies were warranted. Many voiced concerns interviews. In essence, the SMCSO and The FOP Board of Directors
informed of the complex issues we face over their ability to pay more taxes with the taxpayers of St. Mary’s County will Michael Boyer, President
so citizens can make informed decisions an already ‘high cost of living’. These be responsible for paying to send new
and wise recommendations. This is are valid concerns and the message has
how our democracy works best. been clear to this Commissioner.
When the current proposal to raise Going forward I cannot support any
taxes was voted upon, the General As- tax increases until a clear picture of Dear Editor: sponsorships and the 5K race, Patuxent
sembly was still in session in Annapo- costs is determined. Our citizens need The Inaugural Southern Maryland Habitat for Humanity has been able to
lis. During that session, the issues of to know the reasons for these increases Non-Profit Community 5k Program be- provide critical home repairs to more
minimum wage and increased spending and if unfunded State mandates are the gan April 27, 2019. than 40 veterans and their families in St.
on education (Kirwan) were hot topics. answer. Our teachers, deputies and Four local Southern Maryland based Mary’s County & Calvert County. Our
Rumors flowed these proposals would County employees do need adequate non-profits (Bay Community Support Veterans Critical Home Repair Program
costs billions and tax increases were compensation but asking citizens to pay Services, The Leatherneck 5K to ben- is designed to help local veterans with
inevitable. more taxes does not make sense when efit the Semper Fi Fund, Historic Sot- low to median low income by offfering
Locally, increased spending for the County and BOE fund balances are high terley and Patuxent Habitat for Human- critical home repairs and interior/exte-
Sheriff’s department, the Board of Edu- and the Sheriff’s continues to return ity) have teamed up to create the first rior handicapped conversions. If you are
cation and compensation for County millions every year. The County and ever 5k Passport system. Run4ACause a veteran or know of veteran that could
employees were presented. The request BOE will have a budget surplus again Southern Maryland Running Series has benefit from this program please visit
for additional funding was over $14.6 this year and the Sheriff is projected to scheduled races every Saturday through our website www.patuxenthabitat.org
million dollars and this surprised every- return over 5 million dollars back to the May 18, 2019. The passport system pro- for more information. Sponsorship op-
one. Recent financial reports had shown County. motes four great causes and encourages portunities for our race are still available
healthy fund balances and these tax in- We must find ways to cut spending our community to come together, have and information is listed on our website.
creases did not make sense. What hap- reasonably, budget revenues responsi- fun, and support some very important We encourage you to join us at the
pened to cause this proposed tax hike? bility and correct the pay disparity of causes! Everyone that registers for all PHFH Warrior 5K Fun Run/Walk on
A compensation study performed to employees when compared to our neigh- four races will be entered into a drawing May 18th on Solomons Island at 8:00
determine reasons why County employ- bors. This isn’t about being a Republi- for a grand prize. a.m. (for registration) or register early
ee vacancy rates were high concluded can or a Democrat but about delivering Patuxent Habitat for Humanity will online at www.patuxenthabitat.org to
teachers, deputies and county employees the best possible services to our citizens be the last in the series of the Run4A- help us support and celebrate our local
were underpaid in comparison to neigh- for the lowest cost. Only by everyone Cause program. Our Warior 5K Fun veterans. Everyone deserves to age in
boring counties by up to 11.14%. The working together can we solve our com- Run/Walk is being held on May 18, 2019 place with dignity in their own home
study also showed that vacancy rates are mon challenges and continue to make St on Solomon’s Island. Since our inauga- and community, especially our veterans!
not declining and the labor market has Mary’s County better for all its citizens. ral race held in 2013 the Warrior Fun
grown tighter. Options were requested Run/Walk has raised over $100,000.00 Sincerely,
to address the issues. Michael Hewitt to help our local veterans with critical Laurie Walker
Once the session ended in Annapolis, County Commissioner home repairs. With funding from grant Logistics Coordinator
the minimum wage was raised but will District 2, Hollywood/Leonardtown money, individual and corporate donors, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity
Thursday, May 2, 2019 The County Times Entertainment 29

Gavin DeGraw to Perform F & GA M E

u n S
at Calvert Marine Museum there
41. Ridicules
43. Allied Powers vs. Central
12. Space station
14. Gene
19. Satisfy 2. Grows
Powers 23. Livid
45. Produce
47. Ancient kingdom near
24. It comes after “et”
25. More (Spanish)
3. Swiss river
Dead Sea 26. Electronic data processing
49. Hebrew unit of liquid 27. Buffer solution to separate 4. Canadian flyers
capacity DNA and RNA
50. Type of sword
55. “Sin City” actress
28. Primate
29. Scattered
5. Affirmative! (slang)
56. Female reproductive cells 34. Evergreen tree
57. Afflicted 35. What engaged couples 6. Root of taro plant
59. One point north of will say
60. Garland
36. Barbie’s friend
37. Midway between south
7. Large, long-legged
61. Spiritual leader and southeast
62. Negative 39. A position from which rodents
63. Tooth caregiver progress can be made
64. Cheek 40. Showed up
41. Insecticide
8. Recycled
CLUES ACROSS 17. Type of horse
1. Form of “to be”
42. Type of milk
44. Verandas 9. Pre-1917 emperor of
2. A hand has one 45. Annoyingly talkative
1. Sacred bull (Egyptian 18. Volcanic craters
3. Thought 46. Abba __, Israeli politician Russia

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

8. Disfigure 22. North and South are two 5. Removes
6. One who perpetrates
48. Plant genus
51. Swiss river 10. Sometimes it’s on you
11. Polish city 25. Spread 52. Prejudice
13. Move quickly on foot
14. Landlocked West African
30. Adjusted
31. Vietnamese offensive 7. Make one 53. Actor Idris
54. Freedom fighters (slang)
11. Contrary beliefs
country 32. Nazi architect 8. Kate and Rooney are two
15. Used in aromatherapy 33. Nigerian peoples 9. __ Ladd, “Shane” actor
10. Makes fun of
58. Criticize
12. Remain as is
16. The greatest of all time 38. When you hope to get
Multi-platinum selling singer, per- Series support the education and pres- 14. Spicy stew __ podrida
former, and songwriter  Gavin De- ervation efforts of the Calvert Marine
15. Play time
Graw will perform live at the Calvert Museum. This event would not be pos-
Marine Museum’s PNC Waterside Pa- sible without the generous support of the 18. Italian monetary unit
vilion on Friday, August 2.   DeGraw community and many local businesses. 20. Type of fuel
first broke through with the 2003 re- Sponsors include:  Prince Frederick CLUES ACROSS 36. Comedian Rogen 24. Portable conical tent
lease of his debut album, Chariot, which Ford/Jeep/Dodge,  PNC Bank,  O’Brien 38. Afflict in mind or body
sold over 1 million copies, earned Realty,  Bozick Distributors, Inc.,  Tide- 1. Type of fruit 26. Yazoo and Mississippi
5. Unit of time 39. Sour are two
platinum certification, and yielded water Dental,  Sunshines Catering,  Roy
three smash singles:  I Don’t Want To Rogers,  Equity Resources, Inc.,  Di- 9. Oil company 41. People native to N. 28. What people earn
Be, Follow Through, and the title- rectmail.com,  Holiday Inn Solomons, 11. Benson’s “partner” Mexico 30. Insect repellent
track,  Chariot.   Later albums in 2008 TitleMax, LLC, City Wide Mechani- 43. No seats available
and 2011 gave fans hits such as In Love cal, 98.3 STAR FM,  Quick Connec- 13. Fictional mob boss Tony 32. After first
With A Girl,  Not Over You, and  Best tions,  Bay Weekly,  Southern Maryland 15. Visual record 44. Ned __, composer 34. Plays the viola
I Ever Had.   Since then, DeGraw has Newspapers, Isaac’s Restaurant, Papa 16. Small constellation 46. A fit of irritation 35. Not good
been consistently touring around the John’s Pizza, Comcast, Atlantic Broad- 48. Ability to move objects
17. Popular family TV series 37. Esteemed guest
world.  Tickets to this show are $35-$69 band, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, mentally
(additional fees apply) and will be avail- Results Health & Fitness Club, and As- 19. Tough outer layer 38. Where rockers ply their
able at www.calvertmarinemuseum. bury-Solomons. If you are interested in 21. Cut 52. Luke’s mentor __-Wan trade
com, beginning May 14 for CMM mem- becoming a sponsor, please contact Van- 22. Vietnamese offensive 53. Herbal medicine 40. Office furniture
bers and May 17 for the general pub- essa Gill, CMM Director of Promotions, ingredient
lic. To become a member, individuals at 410-326-2042 ext. 18.  Individualized 23. Horizontal mine passage 42. Ancient Greek oracles
25. Greek war god 54. Oscar-winning director 43. Quantitative fact
can  visit the website  or call Lisa How- packages are built, based on your needs.
ard, CMM Membership Coordinator, at 26. Have already done Bigelow 45. Missing soldiers
(410) 326-2042 ext. 16. Press Release from CMM 27. Six (Spanish) 56. Likes 47. Minute
Proceeds from the Waterside Music 57. In a sound way
29. Remarks for the 49. This (Spanish)

Inaugural Mulberry Music audience 58. Part of a staircase 50. Maintain possession of
31. Relaxing spots 59. Exemptions from play 51. Knife

Festival Scheduled
33. Prevent from seeing CLUES DOWN 55. What to say on New
34. Disguised Year’s Day (abbr.)
1. How will it play in __?
St. Mary’s College of Maryland pres- world, featuring the uplifting nature
ents the inaugural Mulberry Music Fes- of gospel music at the inaugural event SEE PAGE 35 FOR LAST WEEK’S PUZZLE SOLUTIONS
tival – Act 1, featuring chart-topping seems appropriate.”
gospel recording artist Jason Nelson and Nelson is one of the most recognized
a diverse lineup of local musicians, on voices in gospel music, a Grammy-
Friday, June 14, 2019, from 6-9 p.m. on nominated songwriter and a Stellar
the College’s Townhouse Green. The Award-winner. His newest album “The
event is free of charge and open to the Answer,” released on May 18, 2018, in-
public. cludes the hit single “Forever.” 
“At St. Mary’s College, we value our Along with Nelson, there will be per-
liberal arts foundation – the diversity of formances by the St. Peter Claver Gos-
thought and expression, creativity, and pel Choir, Dominion Apostolic Choral,
respect for self and others. We teach stu- SouthPoint Church, John Tillery and
dents how to express themselves in or- Living Sacrifice, Posse 4 Christ, Minis-
der to add color and life to our world in terio Amor en Cristo (Ministry of Love
a way that only each unique individual in Christ), and St. Luke’s of Scotland
can. In this spirit of creativity, I initiated Choir.
the Mulberry Music Festival – Act 1 in Those in attendance are invited to
order to bring people together around bring lawn chairs and blankets to help
the universal language that is music,” enjoy the event. Food and craft vendors
said Tuajuanda C. Jordan, president of will be onsite, along with community
St. Mary’s College. “The long-term goal resource tables. The Townhouse Green
of the festival is to feature a broad spec- opens at 4 p.m. the day of the event.   
trum of diverse genres of music each
year. Given all that is happening in the Press Release from SMCM.
Ne w s
30 PAX River The County Times Thursday, May 2, 2019

Patuxent River
Naval Air Station

Ennis Takes Helm of HX-21

Cmdr. Christopher W. Gavin (left) and Lt. Col. John M. Ennis (right) shake hands after Ennis took lead of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 during a change of command ceremony April
11 at Patuxent River Naval Air Stat.

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron command where Cmdr. Christopher W. from this squadron.” led the platform to early execution of
(HX) 21 welcomed its new command- Gavin turned over leadership to Lt. Col. Ennis, a graduate of the U.S. Naval initial operational assessment and pro-
ing officer during a ceremony April 11 John M. Ennis. Test Pilot School (USNTPS) and MV- gram Milestone C. He also transitioned
at Patuxent River Naval Air Station. “I turned HX-21 over to Cmdr. Gavin 22B pilot, reported to HX-21 as chief CH-53K’s entire test team to Patuxent
Col. Richard E. Marigliano, the new- almost two years ago,” said Marigliano. test pilot July 2017 following a test ca- River Naval Air Station from Florida.
est commodore at Naval Test Wing “The Navy is better for your mission reer supporting CH-53K and V-22. His “As I close this chapter in my career,
Atlantic, presided over the change of execution and deliverance of capability operational assignments include Marine the pages would be empty without the
Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (HMM/ dedication of the men and women of this
VMM) 266, 3rdBattalion, 8thMarines squadron,” said Gavin. “Leading HX-21
(2ndDivision), Marine Operational Test was the greatest professional privilege
Attention High School and College Students... and Evaluation Squadron 22, and Ma-
rine Air Group 26.
of my life.”
Gavin moves on to Program Execu-
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Ennis. “They are the people. I am sin- HX-21 executes developmental test of
cerely grateful for the state of excellence Navy and Marine Corps rotary- and tilt-
Cmdr. Gavin leaves HX-21.” rotor aircraft including major defense
Gavin, also a USNTPS graduate and programs like V-22, UH-1Y, AH-1Z,

MH-60 Seahawk pilot, assumed com- CH-53K and MH-60.
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In Remembrance
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and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to
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Frederick Westlake Garris Condolences to the family may be ing his daughter play lacrosse.
made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. The family will receive friends on
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10:00 AM
neral Home, P.A. – 11:00 AM in First Saints Community
Church Leonardtown Campus where
a Funeral Service will be held at 11:00
Michael Alan McCurdy AM with Pastor Alan Hemming and
Pastor John Wunderlich officiating. In-
terment will be private. Pallbearers will
be; Phillip McCurdy, Ray Jordan, Don
Dirkin and Chris McCurdy. Honorary
Pallbearer is Bruce Bender.
Arrangements provided by the Mat-
tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.
Leonardtown, MD.

James Robert Reese, Sr.

the United States Army and proudly

Frederick Westlake Garris, 67, of Cal- served his country for over 18 dedicated
ifornia, MD passed away on April 29th, years as an Electronic Warfare Intel-
2019 at the Hospice House of St. Mary’s ligence Analyst until his retirement on
surrounded by his loved ones. June 30, 1995. During his military ser-
Born on September 7, 1951 in Nor- vice he earned numerous Meritorious,
folk, VA, he was the son of Frederick B. Commendation, and National Defense
and Madelyn B. Garris. awards and medals for his dedication to Michael Alan McCurdy, “Mike” 60 of
Fred attended Tidewater Community his country. He was employed by AME- Leonardtown, MD formerly of San Jose,
College and the College of William & WAS for 15 years as an Electronic War- CA passed on April 24, 2019 in Wash-
Mary before he moved to St. Mary’s fare SME and most recently employed ington, DC. Born on February 15, 1959
County in the early 80s. He served by SRC as an Electronic Warfare Engi- in Maysville, KY he was the son of the
many years as a waiter on Solomon’s Is- neer. He was passionate about serving late Lois Ann Chambers and Charles
land, volunteering and organizing con- the government throughout his career McCurdy. Mike was the loving husband
certs at the Calvert Marine Museum, as with the military and as a government of Debra McCurdy whom he married on
well as a jack of all trades helping many contractor for the rest of his career. October 19, 1996 in Patuxent River, MD.
who needed plumbing and home repair He was married over 29 years to Deb- He is survived by his children; Phillip
assistance. Fred is best known for his ra Lynne Turner, who was his beloved McCurdy (Fiancée Jessica White) of At-
friendly soul who loved music and mak- friend and shared many wonderful lanta, GA, Christopher McCurdy (Erin James Robert “Jimmie” Reese, Sr.,
ing others laugh. memories with him. He was reserved Wilson) of Durham, NC, Kathryn Mc- 91, of Leonardtown, MD passed away
Fred is survived by his mother Made- by nature and enjoyed spending his free Curdy of Leonardtown, MD and Staci on April 1, 2019 at St. Mary’s Nursing
lyn Garris of California, MD, his daugh- time weight lifting, listening to jazz, and Gaeschler of Virginia Beach, VA and 1 Center.
ter Amber Garris Richardson (Scott) of was an avid fan of all Star Trek series grandchild; as well as his siblings Me- James was born on September 25,
Virginia Beach, VA, sister Claudia Mc- and movies. He cherished the time he gan Krcik, Alicia Hinton, Derek Mc- 1927 in Washington, PA to the late Ev-
Millan (Kent) of Farmville, VA, broth- spent with his grandson and the calming Curdy, Dana McCurdy, Michelle Doran erett and Mildred Reese.
ers David Garris of Solomon’s, MD snuggles of his many fur babies. and Stephanie Eaton. James was employed as a Salesman at
and Jeff Garris of California, MD, his He is survived by his daughter Val- Mike moved to St. Mary’s County Stidham Tire for over 30 years. He mar-
nephew Dan Garris of Annapolis, MD, erie Lynn Baker (Garrett) and grandson MD from Sigonella Italy in 1995. He ried the love of his life, Dorothy Jean
4 grandchildren: Brooke Morgan, Holly Urijah Summit Shewalter of Huntington graduated from Homestead High School Reese on March 25th 1952. They spent
Morgan, Austin Richardson and Paige Beach, CA; his siblings: John Turner of in Cupertino, CA. in 1977. Mike also over 36 wonderful years together before
Richardson and his 2 great-grandsons: Kaneohe, HI, Donnie Turner (Angela) earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree her passing in 1988. James was a mem-
Jenesis and Jaiden Taylor. Fred was pre- of Indianapolis, IN, Betty Penn of In- in Information Systems from the Uni- ber of A F & A M Masonic Lodge #227
ceded in death by his father Frederick B. dianapolis IN, Jeweldean Scharklet of versity of Maryland in 2003. in Camp Springs, Md for over 50 years.
Garris. Gallatin, TN; James Turner (Dot) of Mike served in the United States He enjoyed fishing and Barbershop
A Memorial Service to celebrate and Leesburg, VA, Vickie Osborne (Ken- Navy for 20 years, from August 10, 1977 singing, but especially enjoyed spending
honor Fred will be held at Solomon’s nedy) of Conway, SC; and Robert Wil- to August 31, 1997. While serving in the time with his family.
United Methodist Church on May 18th son (Linda) of Lebanon, TN, Stepfather Navy he earned the Navy Achievement James is survived by his loving com-
from 11am – 12pm. Robert Wilson of Johnson City, TN, and Medal (2nd Award), Joint Meritori- panion, Katherine “Ruth” Hartnett and
Arrangements by the Mattingly-Gar- many extended family and friends. ous Unit Award, Navy Good Conduct by his children, James Robert Reese, Jr.
diner Funeral Home, P.A. Leonardtown, Phillip is also preceded in death by his Medal (5th Award), Navy Expeditionary (Sandra), of Edgewater, MD, Paul Ev-
MD. brother, Charles Turner. Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon erett Reese (Cerrie), of Winter Springs,
Family will receive friends on Friday, (3rd Award), Navy and Marine Corps FL, and Margaret Anne Beck (Martin),
May 3, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), of Monument, CO; grandchildren, Katie
SFC Phillip Wayne Turner p.m., with a Celebration of Life Service Navy Unit Commendation, NATO Mench, James Reese III, Nicholas Re-
at 2:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Na- ese, Austin Reese, Meredeth Nielsen,
SFC Phillip “Phil” Wayne Turner, US P.A., and 22955 Hollywood Road, Leon- tional Defense Service Medal, Enlisted Benjamin Nielsen, Julia Wilson, and
Army (Ret.), 60, of Lexington Park, MD ardtown, MD 20650. Aviation Warfare Specialist, Naval Air Morgan Beck; great grandchildren, Al-
passed away suddenly on April 19, 2019 Memorial contributions may be made Crewman, and the Navy Commendation exander Mench , Caitlyn Reese, Cam-
at his home. to Fisher House Foundation, Post Office Medal. den, Carter, Cailynn and Colbie Reese,
He was born on January 12, 1959 in Box 97229, Washington, D.C. 20077 Mike enjoyed boating, fishing and Xander and Haley Colon and Thomas
Springfield, TN to the late John Turner and St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Post coaching the St. Mary’s Girls Lacrosse Wilson III. In addition to his parents
Jr. and Juanita Bell Wilson. Office Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, League. He especially loved spending and wife, James was preceded in death
On June 9, 1977, Phillip enlisted in TN 38148. time with family and friends and watch- by his sister, Bette Greer.
32 Obituaries The County Times Thursday, May 2, 2019

Services will be private. Cuckold Creek. Northrop Grumman, he balanced work, it out. He spent years with his wife
Condolences to the family may be He was born in Warrenton, VA-the family and pursued his secondary edu- Heather leading music in the Navigators
made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. youngest of six siblings, to the late John cation, getting his Associates, and then at ECU and then at their church in NC-
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu- Joseph and Christine Lee MacQuilliam. his Bachelors Degree from East Caro- always bringing a little rock-and-roll
neral Home, P.A. Dennis spent his younger years with lina University, finishing shortly after to the worship music. Dennis was also
his best friend, Kevin, riding his bi- the birth of his daughter, Leah. Den- a master, self-taught cabinet maker. A
cycles down dirt roads, through creek nis returned to the world of the military visit to his home would quickly dem-
Dennis Patrick MacQuilliam beds and woods of what has grown up when moving to Maryland and worked onstrate his gift of turning wood into
to become the city of Manassas. He at- for 14 years for Northrop Grumman, beautiful, fine furniture. He was an avid
tended Stonewall Jackson High School which was a complete career change. handyman-there wasn’t a job he couldn’t
in Virginia, moved to Georgia with his He retired from Grumman in 2017 and handle around the house, whether it was
mother for his senior year and graduated started to work for a local company, JF building new rooms, plumbing, electri-
from Henderson High School in Cham- Taylor, Inc. He would tell you over and cal, laying flooring, installing windows
blee. After high school he spent 4 years over again that was his dream job-his or roofing a barn. He lived life to the
honorably serving the U.S. in the Navy last 2 years of work were the best in his fullest-he enjoyed Big Hair radio, bicy-
from 1981-1985 as a jet engine mechan- lifetime. In that short time he learned to cling, bad jokes, sailing, banana pud-
ic. He served aboard the supply ship, fly helicopters, cargo planes and fighter ding & chocolate cake, playing frisbee
USS Sacramento, for a WESTPAC tour; jets while working on and testing the golf, kayaking, Jeeps, camping, taking
and closed out his Navy years at Naval simulators. To see his face light up when naps, riding his Harley Davidson motor-
Air Station Meridian, MS. talking about the people he worked with cycles (and proudly wearing his Harley
Dennis started his post-navy career and the greatness of the company was t-shirt collection), mowing the lawn,
working for the telephone company, a testament to the impact they made on Chick-Fil-A sweet tea, cleaning, shop-
following in his parents’ footsteps. He his life in just a short time. ping, lounging in a hammock, Mexican
started out as a draftsman, then was In 1993, Dennis met his wife of 22 Coke & Mexican food, swimming, and
on the cutting edge of fiber optics, and years, Heather MacQuilliam, while she decorating for the holidays.
later digitizing the local telephone busi- was a student at East Carolina Univer- In addition to his beloved wife, Heath-
ness using CAD. If you’ve ever been to sity in Greenville, NC. They married er, Dennis is also survived by their chil-
Atlanta, the fiber optics bringing con- after she graduated, and began their dren: Eric, Bay and Leah; his siblings
Dennis Patrick MacQuilliam, 58, of nectivity to your business or home were family together in Greenville. They and their families: John & Jennifer
Hollywood, MD died on April 29, 2019, run under the city as part of a project have 3 wonderful children together: MacQuilliam (Stacey & Matthew: Zoe,
died from bladder cancer, surrounded Dennis oversaw. During his career with Eric Owen, Bay Liam and Leah Rose. Cameron & Noah); Karen Richardson
by his family in their home overlooking the Phone Company and eventually Dennis was the ultimate provider for his (Lauren); Mike & Debbie MacQuilliam
family-he helped coach the boys’ soccer (Jonathan & Leslie: Greyson & Emily;
teams when they were younger, watched Maggi & Sean); Kevin MacQuilliam
violin, guitar and piano recitals, went (Julie & Clayton; Micheal) and Col-
to swim meets, and supported Heather leen & Bill Shipp (Ehud & Cassie:Wyatt
as she homeschooled all three children. & Colton) and many aunts, uncles and
He often said that he was learning how cousins. He is preceded in death by his
to be a good father to his children-God parents, John Joseph and Christine Lee
gifted him with common sense, discern- MacQuilliam.
ment, and wisdom; and taught him to Family will receive friends on Mon-
show unconditional love, humility and day, May 6, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.,
forgiveness on a level he had not experi- with a Celebration of Life Service led
enced before. His children were his most by Pastor Todd Crofford at 3:00 p.m. at
frequent source of worry and his biggest Real Life Wesleyan Church, 27399 Old
source of pride. He was unfailing in his Village Road, Mechanicsville, MD. In-
love and devotion to his family. terment will be private.
Dennis loved planning the next big Memorial contributions may be made
trip. He had a keen sense of adventure to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625,
and taught his children how to vaca- Leonardtown, MD 20650 and Real Life
tion well. Many exciting family outdoor Wesleyan Church, 27399 Old Village
vacations-several spent with Heather’s Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.
extended family as well-were enjoyed Dennis’ bout with cancer was only
over the years. From RVing across the a momentary struggle compared to
country to 4-wheeling in Alaska, the the richness of his life. He would want
trips were action packed and always you to know that his faith in God was
memorable. Dennis brought humor his lifeline and drawing close to Jesus
into everything he did and rarely took was all that really ever mattered. He
anything too seriously. Everyone in the worked diligently, vacuumed the house
family can attest to his love of laugh- religiously, loved his family fiercely, and
out-loud YouTube videos. He was a trusted God wholeheartedly right up un-
musician at heart-music must have liter- til the moment he went to be with his
ally run through his veins. He had many Savior in peace.
guitars over the years, and the wall of Condolences may be made to the fam-
guitars he shared with his musically ily at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
gifted children speaks volumes. For ev- Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu-
ery situation, Dennis pulled a song lyric neral Home, P.A.
out of his head-most of which none of
us had ever heard and we’d laugh when
we realized he wasn’t making it up. He Stephen Ronald Szepesi II
could play any classic rock guitar riff Stephen Ronald Szepesi II, 58, of Me-
by ear-never did learn to read music- chanicsville, MD passed away on April
but that didn’t stop him from rockin’ 26, 2019 at University of Maryland
Thursday, May 2, 2019 The County Times Obituaries 33

30 years of expertise and quality work- Memorial Contributions may be made

manship in the HVAC industry. to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hos-
His hobbies included wood working, pital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN
in which he made intricate customized 38105 and The Living Legacy Founda-
cutting boards; bird watching, especial- tion, Attention: Ann Bromery, 1730
ly Eagles and Ospreys on the water; and Twin Spring Road, Suite 200, Balti-
cheering on the Washington Nationals more, MD 21227.
and Kansas City Chiefs. He was a deli- Condolences to the family may be
cious cook, harvested his own garden, made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com
was a grill master, and hosted many Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu-
gatherings for his family and friends. He neral Home & Crematory, P.A., Char-
made many specialty dishes, including lotte Hall, MD.
“Dad’s Famous Pork Stuff,” and his hot
pepper relish. He made a cook book full
of love for them, “Big Daddy’s Recipes.” Dawn Laureen Mueller
He also enjoyed restoring classic cars Dawn Laureen Mueller, 53, of Char-
and was the owner of a fully restored lotte Hall, MD departed this life on
1971 Pontiac. As an avid fisherman he Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
liked to go out on the “Kelly D.” How- She was born July 13, 1965 in Leon- Dawn is survived by sons, Matthew
ever, his greatest love was for his family, ardtown, MD to Donald Mueller and the Dobson of Charlotte Hall, MD and Mi-
Charles Regional Medical Center with especially his children and grandchil- late Linda Darlene (Davis) Reno. chael Mueller of Charlotte Hall, MD and
his loving family at his side. dren. He loved to spend as much time as Dawn was a proud and loving mother fiancé, Joseph Lumpkin of Charlotte
He was born on September 8, 1960 in possible with them. to her two sons. She met the man she Hall, MD. She has one brother, Daryl
Greenville, SC to the late Stephen Ron- In addition to his beloved wife, Ste- planned to marry Joseph Lumpkin and Mueller of Alexandria, VA, and numer-
ald and Lois Foulds Szepesi. phen is also survived by his beautiful he stole her heart from his first “hello”. ous nieces and nephews, Justin Mueller,
Stephen is a 1978 graduate of Suitland daughters: Megan Bischko (Robert) of She worked hard as a homemaker and Chris Mueller, Nathan Mueller, Violet
High School. On June 19, 1999, he mar- Sturgis, MI, Monica Szepesi of Cali- devoted her time to her family. She Mueller, Jaxson Mueller, Dixie Muel-
ried his beloved wife, Danielle Marie fornia, MD and Gabrielle Lawrence of looked forward to family reunions, ler, Braxton Mueller and Sutton James
(Hetrich) Szepesi, at Mount Zion United Mechanicsville, MD; his sister, Sharon when she would travel to Indiana. When Mueller. In addition to her mother, she
Methodist Church in Mechanicsville, Szepesi of Arnold, MD; his precious Dawn had the chance to relax you would is preceded in death by her step-sister,
MD. Together they celebrated over 19 grandchildren: Brooke Davis, Emma find her playing on her tablet or X-Box. Lisa Reno.
wonderful years of marriage. He was Bischko, Robert Bischko, Stephen She was an avid gamer. Dawn was an Condolences to the family may be
the President of Allied Equipment and Bischko, Lacie Szepesi; and many ex- animal lover, especially her cat, Mid- made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com
Supply, a HVAC wholesaler that he built tended family and friends. He was pre- night. She had several birds also and Arrangements by the Brinsfield Fu-
from the ground up. He dedicated over ceded in death by his parents. loved doves. neral Home & Crematory, P.A., Char-
lotte Hall, MD.


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34 The County Times Thursday, May 2, 2019

Everyone negotiates something everyday. From trying to get your
child to turn out the lights to getting a raise, all of us are always nego-
tiating. Do you have any plans in 2019 to ask for a raise, change jobs,
buy a car or make a major purchase? Those tasks require negotiation.
How do you negotiate to win? Here are six simple negotiating tips:

“Yes, I will smile, dern it” SPEAK UP. You can’t get a raise by keeping silent. If you think
your work deserves more money, it is up to you to make the case to
A few weeks back, I received a book in the mail from someone I didn’t your company. Whining is not an approach. Comparing yourself to
know. I had a friend over at the same time and we both wondered where others is not an approach.
it came from. It is called Smile Dern Ya Smile! A collection of humorous
stories and anecdotes by KD (Kay D. Marshall) Graham of Philipsburg, BE PREPARED. Be a detective. Make sure you have done your
Montana. An inscription on the title page simply says, “A gift for you” and homework. If you are buying a car, have you checked out what the
is signed by the author. I don’t know a KD Graham – this was a mystery, make and model of car you want is worth? Fortunately, today, there
and I love a good mystery. I thought well, maybe it was a gift from one of are apps for that and many other things. No matter what the negotia-
the readers of this column, or from one of my church friends. tion, you must completely understand the situation you are in. That
Then I did a little means understanding not only your own position, but the position of
reading of the book the person you are negotiating with.
and a little research.
It is a very funny LISTEN. How many times have you completely failed to get what
book. The author you want because you have ignored the needs of the other side? I have
has included a lot a client with a teenage son who tells me her son is always angry at
of stories that her her. Apparently, her son just wants to get her out of his life. However,
friends and family since she completely supports her son, this is difficult. Sup-
have given to her, pose, instead, she offers her son more independence (ie. using
and I am sure a lot the family car) if he performs some specific chores around the house.
of her own stories That sounds like a win-win negotiation for both of them. To get to
as well, but all with that point, my client had to know that the lack of independence was
humor. Its kind of the sore spot with her son. She learned that by listening.
like Reader’s Di-
gest - you can’t just BE WILLING TO WALK AWAY. No matter what the negotia-
stop after a few sto- tion, before you start, you must know what your “break-even” point
ries and then you is. In other words, what is the worst you will accept before you walk
suddenly realize a half hour or so has slipped by. In the preface KD re- away. Do you have a clear idea of what you will accept and what you
lates that she used these stories to brighten the days of her mother and will not accept? Is there something else that the seller might want to
her mother’s many caregivers over the years. What a wonderful way for make up for the fact you do not have more money? What if you wrote
those in pain to find some relief in laughter or a smile. She writes, “Get a letter to the seller telling them what good care you would take
ready to chuckle now and chuckle later, too!!! Or at least SMILE DERN of the house even though you cannot increase your bid. Making that
YA SMILE! Then pass it on.” So, I guess that is what I will do is pass it seller comfortable that you will take care of the house may make the
on. I think my son Ryan would like it. I know my brother Bobby in Utah difference in whether you are successful at buying it. If not, you must
would like it too. keep to your budget and walk away.
The research was fairly simple. I found posts from all over the country
when Googling the book title and author that said they had received this BE PATIENT. Sometimes, the only way to get what you want is
book in the mail, didn’t know who it was from, but were very grateful for simply to outlast the other party. Patience is a highly prized skill in
receiving it. KD apparently sends these out at random across the country, negotiation—if you do not have it, get it. I recall negotiating with
I guess I was just lucky to be chosen. some Japanese bankers years ago. At that time, the Japanese were
Finally, the mystery had gotten to me, so I looked up a few key search famous for agreeing with everything you said one day and refuting
words, with Google’s help of course, and found Leemarie’s Publishing in it the next. This had been going on for several weeks, with the late
Philipsburg, Montana and made the call before I could change my mind. night calls to Japan wearing on all the parties, including me. No mat-
I didn’t want to bother her but, dern it, curiosity won out. When K.D. ter. I waited them out. I knew eventually they would agree to what
answered, I found she had a kind, friendly voice just like I imagined she we wanted and they did. I learned what was important to them—they
would. The type of person that could instantly calm frantic friends or learned what was important to me and, with time, we got there.
make an ill relative feel at peace with any troubles.
I asked K.D. a few questions and found out that she has now sent out all DON’T TAKE IT PERSONALLY. Negotiation is not a fist fight.
of her Smile dern ya smile books, and that she did indeed pick people at It is not and never should be personal. Name calling, threats,
random via a list to share her humor with people just in the United States. being a bully, etc. all are childish responses not worthy of you. Suc-
She said that the book took her 20 years to write. I can understand that cessful negotiators show respect for their counterparts—especially
since I have a few (quite a few) various staged writing projects always if they want to do business with them again. Personality issues are
in the works myself. But she finished hers and chose to bring brightness side issues, having nothing to do with what you are trying to ne-
and laughter to those she loves and loved, and to recipients she didn’t gotiate. Forget them and move on to important points that you can
even personally know. Now that is a good heart and a good soul. Once in solve.
awhile I do the McDonald’s drive up line Pay IT Forward thing, but K.D.’s
book is a labor of love that can stay with people a lot longer. Some may There are just some of the tips you can use to become a better ne-
not even want to pass her book on/pay it forward and would rather keep gotiator. There are many “how to” books out there to assist you—all
it for those days when you are down. In fact, Ryan and Bobby may have of them offer good insights and you can never get enough helpful sug-
to wait awhile to read my copy, since I think I need a little more laughing gestions on how to make your negotiations more successful. Here’s to
and smiling right now dern it! your successful negotiations in 2019!
Join me on Wednesday May 15th at 11am for a discussion of this and
To each new day’s adventure, Shelby other matters, at my office at 8906 Bay Avenue in North Beach. Call
Please send your comments or ideas to: shelbys.wanderings@yahoo.com 301-855-2246 to reserve your spot. See you there.
or find me on Facebook.
Lyn Striegel
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St. Mary’s Department of Aging & Human Services Garvey Loffler Senior Activity Center 301-475-4200, ext. 71658
Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4200, ext. 71050

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

tion of birds passing through the Naval of age or older. For more information, you step-by-step as you learn some of
Celebrating Centenarians Air Station to breeding territories fur- call Alice Allen, Senior Center Opera- today’s trendiest line dances; including
Department of Aging & Human ther north. At this time of the year, birds tions Manager, at 301-475-4200, ext. the Cupid Shuffle and the Wobble. Pay-
Services to Host First Annual are at their most colorful stage and are 71063. ment of $12 for 6 classes/$2 per class is
Centenarian Luncheon easiest to see. This outing will have very made directly to instructors the day of
Do you know someone living in St. little walking or physical exertion other Contribute Your Life class. To sign up for this 6 session class
than getting in and out of the van in advance, please visit the signup table
Mary’s County who will be 100 years of
multiple times. Bring binoculars as Experiences or call 301-475-4200, ext. 73103.
age or older this year? We want to honor
them! most birds are high in the trees and are LifeBio 101: An 8-week Life
The St. Mary’s County Department difficult to fully appreciate with the na- Story Writing Group Handmade Stepping
ked eye. The tour concludes with lunch
of Aging & Human Services is proud to
at the Rivers Edge restaurant on the
This class will be offered at the Gar-
vey Senior Activity Center on Mondays
Stones with Deb
host the first annual Centenarian Lun- Come join us at the Garvey Senior
cheon in St. Mary’s County at the James base. Tour departs from Loffler Senior & Fridays, beginning May 3 – May 31 Activity Center on Friday, May 3 at 10
A. Forrest Career and Technology Cen- Activity Center at 7:30 a.m. and returns (no class May 27), 1:30-2:30 p.m. This a.m. for Deb’s craft class as she shows
ter, located at 24005 Point Lookout about 1 p.m. Advance registration and interactive class is designed to provide a you how to create beautiful stepping
Road in Leonardtown, Md., on Wednes- payment of $22 is required. Register at structure to introduce the power of life stones for your summer garden or to
day, May 22, at 11 a.m. any of the senior activity centers in the stories and to kick start participants' ef- give as a Mother’s Day gift. Create your
Friends, family, and caregivers are county. For more information call Alice forts to capture memories, experiences, personal design! The cost per person for
welcome to accompany our honorees to Allen, Senior Center Operations Man- and values. Interesting exercises prime the class is $5. To register, call 301-475-
the first annual Centenarian Luncheon. ager, at 301-475-4200, ext. 71063. Tour the pump of memories and lead to op- 4200, ext.71050.
Due to space constraints, each honoree leaders are Bettie Broadhurst and Dean portunities to listen and learn from each
is limited to a maximum of three guests. Newman. other’s life journey. No prior writing
Indicate the number of participants experience is necessary. This program Video Series at Loffler:
when registering. Honorees must be 100 Enhance Fitness classes has been used across the county in vari- The Last Outlaws: Butch
years of age or older as of December 31, offered for FREE during the ous settings including libraries, senior Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
2019. centers, hospitals, cancer centers, se-
Space is limited and registration is
month of May nior living communities, and churches.
Come to the Loffler Senior Activity
Center on Wednesday, May 8, at 10 a.m.
In honor of Older Americans Month, Participants will need to bring a spiral
required. Please contact Sarah Miller, to see this film by American Experience.
join us at a senior activity center near bound notebook to class. There is no
Community Programs & Outreach Outlaw legends Butch Cassidy and the
you for a well-rounded fitness class that cost to attend; attendance for all class
Manager, at 301-475-4200, ext. 71073, Sundance Kid captivated Americans in
incorporates aerobic, strength, balance, sessions is highly encouraged. Space
or Sarah.Miller@stmarysmd.com to the 1890s with their exploits that includ-
and flexibility components all in a one- is limited to 12 people. To register, call
RSVP. ed robbing banks and trains in the West,
hour workout. Enhance Fitness is being 301-475-4200, ext. 71050. and then seemingly vanishing into thin
offered during the month of May at the
Additional LIFE Tour: Garvey, Loffler, and Northern Senior air. Register to see this video by calling
Pax River Bird Walk Activity Centers FREE of charge to all R&B Line Dancing at Northern 301-475-4200, ext. 71658, or stop by the
The Northern Senior Activity Center reception desk to sign up. Free. Seating
Join bird photographer Dean Newman participants. Whether you already regu-
will host R&B Line Dancing on Fridays is limited.
for a morning of avian fun on Friday, larly participate in Enhance Fitness, or
starting May 3 from 1-2 p.m. Marie
May 17, as we view the Spring migra- have been wanting to give it a try, here's
Bond and Catherine Bush will guide
your chance for free if you are 50 years

deners will answer questions and guide you through 16 from 5 – 5:30 p.m. See if your skills can get you
your gardening concerns. to the finish line first! Open for teens and tweens
ages 12 to 18.
Crafts and Conversations
Lexington Park Library will hold Crafts and Destress Yoga
Conversations on Saturday, May 18 from 2 – 4 p.m. Charlotte Hall Library will hold Destress Yoga
If you have a craft project you're working on and (for teens) on Thursday, May 16 from 5:30 – 7:30
would love some company, come to the library and p.m. This yoga class is designed for teens. Explore
join other crafters. ways to reduce stress, increase flexibility, build
St. Mary’s City strength and improve balance in a welcoming en-
The St. Mary’s County Library will hold a special
storytime at Historic St. Mary’s City on Saturday, Common Thread vironment. No experience necessary. Wear comfy
Lexington Park Library will hold Common clothes and bring a mat or towel. Ages 13-18. Reg-
May 11 from 10 – 11 a.m. There will be stories, ac- istration required.
tivities, songs, and more intended for children 1-5 Thread on Tuesday, May 14 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
with their adult caregivers. Storytime will be at the Whether you have been stitching for years, or you
State House Bluff, feel free to bring a blanket to sit just want to learn, join fellow crafters who love all The Need to Know about GMOs
on. Siblings welcome; no registration required. things fabric and fiber. Open to knitters, crochet- Leonardtown Library will hold The Need to
ers, quilters, embroiderers, cross-stitchers, and any Know about GMOs on Friday, May 3 from 1:30 – 3
other kind of needleworkers. Bring your current p.m. Brooke Samuels of The Good Earth Natural
Master Gardener Series: project, mingle with like-minded makers, and swap Food Company will present about GMOs (Geneti-
Here Comes the Sun patterns, ideas, and tips. Basic supplies available, cally Modified Organisms). She will explain what
Leonardtown Library will hold Here Comes the if needed. All skill levels welcome. No registration GMOs are and why some call them "frankenfoods."
Sun, a class of the Master Gardener Series on Tues- required. Brooke will talk about the science and policies be-
day, May 14 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. The warm season is hind genetically modified organisms and how they
beginning. It is time to focus on your vegetable and Teen Night: The Great Library Race play a role in our daily lives.
flower container gardening, work on your garden Lexington Park Library will hold a special Teen
beds, prune your perennials, and grow plants for Night: The Great Library Race on Thursday, May
our bees, butterflies, moths, and bats. Master Gar-
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Community Calendar To submit your event listing to go in our Community Calendar, please email timescalendar@countytimes.net
with the listing details by 12 p.m. on the Monday prior to our Thursday publication.

American Legion Post 221 Meeting Church Yard Sale

UPCOMING 21690 Colton Point Road, Avenue Patuxent Presbyterian, 23421 Kingston Creek Road,
A Night on Broadway 8:00 PM California
The Newtowne Players present a fourth edition of All active duty personnel and veterans join for the 7:00 AM - Noon
“A Night on Broadway: Sight, Sound and Song.” May monthly meeting. www.alpost221.webs.com or e-mail: Huge indoor Yard Sale & Plant Sale! Amazing trea-
10-19, Friday-Saturday at 8:00, Sunday at 3:30. Three alpost221@aol.com. 301-884-4071 sures of children’s toys, clothes, books, electronics and
Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington household items. 301-863-2033 or Cindy Romano, ro-
Park. $18 adults; $15 seniors, students and military; manocindy@yahoo.com. www.paxpres.com
and $13 age 12 and under. Purchase online: www.new- Friday, May 3
towneplayers.org, or call 301-737-5447. Free Dentistry Day
First Friday in Leonardtown – Savor the Shops!
Breton Bay Dentistry, Moakley Street, Suite 5,
Downtown Leonardtown
Midshipmen Recognition Luncheon Leonardtown
5:00 - 8:00 PM
The Greater Southern Maryland Chapter (GSMC) 8:00 AM - Noon
An exciting lineup of events including local jazz
of the USNA Alumni Association annual Midshipmen Residents in the Leonardtown area have the oppor-
band Higher Standards in concert. Pets on leashes wel-
Recognition Luncheon. Friday, 10 May, 1130-1300 tunity to receive free dental services. A choice of one
come. Art studios, shops, and restaurants have extend-
at the River’s Edge Club, NAS Patuxent River. No free cleaning, filling or extraction will be provided
ed hours. Galleries host Opening Receptions for their
cost for Midshipmen. $15 alumni, guests, family and per patient. First-come, first-served.. 301-475-2881. or
new shows and exhibitions. “Taste, Sample, and Sa-
friends advance reservation, or $20 at the door. Reser- www.FreeDentistryDay.org.
vor.” Check the Leonardtown First Fridays Facebook
vations and prepay: www.navyalumni.org. RSVP by page for details about musical events and one-night
6 May. Richard.L.Snyder@saic.com or 301-475-0124 Free Document Shredding
only Specials.
(h) or 240-298-2279 (c). The St. Andrew’s Landfill
8:00 AM - Noon
Watercolor Group
Harrington Casino Trip Residents opportunity to shred confidential, private
St. Mary’s Parish Hall, St. Mary’s City
Sunday, July 14. $45 person. Departs from 7th Dis- and important documents at no cost. Limit 3 standard
10:00 AM - Noon
trict Fire House at 8:00 AM with a stop in Charlotte bankers’ boxes per person. St. Mary’s Department
Watercolor artists gather on Fridays to paint, share
Hall. Reservations/payment by June 30. 301-769-2016. of Public Works and Transportation 301-475-4200
ideas and techniques, and create new friendships.
ext.73550. www.stmarysmd.com/dpw/
Bring your own supplies. Email: Marianna Nystrom:
Audition Musical
mhnystrom@live.com or Jeannine Finnacom: jfinna-
Middle School students from Chesapeake Public Char- Treasure and Bake Sale
ter School will present the musical, “Audition” for the pub- Hughesville Baptist Church, 8505 Old Leonardtown
lic during the first weekend of May. Under the direction of Road, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ms. Dawn Weber and Ms. Diane Trautman, the students Art Share Series—Janice Walthour
The KnitWits of the Hughesville Baptist Church
will share an entertaining story about the range of events St. Mary’s Arts Council, Washington St.,
host their annual Spring event. Proceeds to the Grow-
and emotions that can occur when students audition for Leonardtown
ing for God Campaign. 301-274-3672 or 240-254-2765
a school play. The show includes singing, dancing, and 5:30 - 6:30 PM
reasons to smile! The show will be held at Three Notch “Sharing My Story Through Rhyme, Reason, &
May Day Festivities
Theatre (21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park). Show Song.” Reads from her poetry writings and those of
Historic St. Mary’s City
dates and times are: May 3rd at 7:00 pm and May 4th at others.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
3:00 pm Tickets: $5.00
Celebrate spring with Historic St. Mary’s City! Take
The Harlem Wizards Basketball
part in a Maypole Dance at 1:00. Play games, make
St. Mary’s College Gym, 19050 Hill Commons Dr.,
ONGOMING St. Mary’s City
a craft to take home. Performances by the premiere
Foggy Bottom Morris Dancers at 12:30 and 2:00. $10
Taco Tuesday 6:30 PM
adults, $9 seniors, $6 students, and free for ages 5
VFW Post 2632 California Local St. Mary’s County principals, teachers and
years and younger. 240-895-4990, 800-SMC-1634, or
5-7pm, 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month staff take on World Famous Harlem Wizards in a fun
Beef, Buffalo chicken or Black bean hard or soft. 1 for game of basketball. Tickets/info—KCAeagles.org or
$2, 3 for $5, 5 for $8. Taco salad $5. With all the trimmings. www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets/
Solomons Maritime Festival
Tostado with refried beans $2. Nachos with cheese $3 add Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons
beef $1. Texas Hold’em Tournament
10:00 - 5:00 PM
VFW Post 2632, 23282 Three Notch Rd., California
Celebrate Southern Maryland traditions! Something
7:00 PM
for all the family! Museum admission required. 410-
Thur.-Sun., May 2 - 5 No Limit Texas Holdem Tournament. $50 Buyin
326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com
($40 Prize Pool + $10 Charity). Early Bird Bonus. Pre-
Southern MD Spring Festival registration encouraged, not required. Public welcome.
42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown African American Schoolhouse Open House
Must be 18 or older to play. Brian: Email: poker@
Thu.&Fri. 4:00-10:00 PM Drayden African American Schoolhouse, 18287
vfw2632.com. Cell: 240-925-4000
Sat. 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Cherryfield Rd.
Sun. 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Audience Participation Drum Circle
Spring Festival with Amusements, entertainment, One of the nation’s best-preserved one-room African
St. Mary’s County Arts Council, Washington St.,
artists and crafters, indoor yard sale, animal dis- American schoolhouses. Learn about the rich history
play, silent auction, sand art, face painting, children’s and importance of this significant historic site. www.
8:00 - 9:00 PM
games, great food. facebook.com/events/280237439354445/
Bring your instrument or use ours. SoMar Drum-
mers host an all-ages/skill level free event!
Elks Hold’em Tournament
Thursday, May 2 St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge, 45779 Fire Depart-
An Evening with Marlene Dietrich Saturday, May 4 ment Lane, Lexington Park
6:00 - 11:00 PM
Olde Breton Inn, Leonardtown, MD Yard Sale No Limit Texas Holdem Poker Tournament. $80 Buy
7:00 PM 22621 Three Notch Road, California in = 12,000 chips. Food and beverage for purchase.
Entertainer and musical actor GINGER (aka Henry 7:00 AM - Noon James Dean, 240-577-0828. Email: jdeanjunior@ya-
Thedens) performs in his American debut as the DIVA Just south of Sheetz, north of San Souci. Multi- hoo.com
for this one-night-only Dinner Show. Fundraiser for Family yard/moving sale. Something for everyone: too
Lions Camp Merrick. $75. Tickets, info: Ellynne Da- much to list. If it can be moved or removed, it’s for Patuxent Voices Concert
vis, LynnieBDavis@gmail.com sale!!! No early birds please! Christ Church, 25390 Maddox Road, Chaptico
7:30 P- 8:30 PM
Hear the women of Patuxent Voices in their spring
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concert, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” Expressing joy, sor- Seafood Dinner/Festival
row, worship, and love through glorious a cappella Immaculate Conception Church Parish Center, Elks Holdem Bounty Tournament
singing. All ages. Free. www.patuxentvoices.org 28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge, 45779 Fire Depart-
12:00 PM ment Lane, Lexington Park
Reggie Rice Adults Magic of Laughter Crab Balls, Spiced Shrimp, Ham, Fried Chicken, 7:00 - 11:00 PM
5 Event South Center, 21030 Point Lookout Rd., Cal- sides and dessert (for eat-in only). $25 adults, Eat-in No Limit Holdem Poker Tournament. $25 Buy in =
laway 8:00 - 9:30 PM and Carry Out and Drive-Thru. $8 ages 6 to 12 (Dine- 6,000 chips. $5 add-on = 1,500 chips and raffle draw-
Adults Only! A night of comedy with your local in only). Ages 5 and under eat free (Dine-in only). ing. Food and beverage for purchase. Questions: James
Neighborhood Fool!! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Credit/Debit cards accepted. Fantastic meal and fes- Dean 240-577-0828. Email: jdeanjunior@yahoo.com
Magic and Comedy you won’t forget! tivities for the whole family. Proceeds benefit Immac-
ulate Conception Church. Info/tickets: 301-884-3123,
240-538-6728, or 301-448-5237. Tuesday, May 7
Sunday, May 5 Sea Squirts – Terrific Turtles
Firemen’s Parade
East Coast Drifters Car Show Calvert Marine Museum
Downtown Ridge
Mechanicsville Moose Lodge, 27636 Mechanicsville 10:15 - 10:45 AM
1:00 PM
Road 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Free drop-in program for ages 18 months to 3 years
Parade will travel along Route 5 from the Ridge
All Cars/Trucks/Motorcycles are welcome. Top and their caregivers. Also on May 9 and 15. Space lim-
Firehouse (13820 Point Lookout Road) south past the
60 and several other awards. First 100 receive dash ited. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com
Carnival Grounds. Following the parade on the Car-
plaques. $20. gate. Larry, 301-266-9705 or Chuck, 301-
nival Grounds are games, food, and activities. Fire-
751-5602 (rain date May 19) www.facebook.com/east-
men’s competitions and wrestling demos by CRAB
Wrestling. Held by the Southern Maryland Volunteer Wednesday, May 8
Firemen’s Association. St. Mary’s County Business Showcase
Artisan Market
University System of Maryland, Bldg. 2, 44219 Air-
Summerseat Farm, 26655 Three Notch Rd,
port Rd., California
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday, May 6 1:30 - 6:00 PM
Sixty exhibitors showcase their products and ser-
Unique craft fair features all homemade, home- Bible Study
vices. Free and open to the public.
grown, handcrafted, vintage and baked goods. email: Leonardtown Library
cajean47@hotmail.com. 240-298-6072. 5:00 - 7:00 PM
www.summerseat.org or facebook All are invited. Read and comment on the Gospel of
John reviewing Chapters 2 & 3 and then reading Chap- Thursday, May 9
Craft Fair/ Flea Market/ Bazaar ter 4 & 5. Mike Thompson, 301 373 8545. Golf Tournament
Hobby Lobby Parking Lot, 45315 Alton Lane, Cali- Breton Bay Golf & Country Club, 21935 Society Hill
fornia 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM CABS Rd, Leonardtown
Held by Girl Scout Troop 6058 with lo- Garvey Senior Center, Leonardtown 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
cal artists and vendors. www.facebook.com/ 6:00 PM Scramble-style tournament to benefit St. John’s
events/323028981736058/ Companions and Buddies for Singles adult social School. $125 person. $500 foursome. Food and bever-
group of friends. Every Monday except Holidays. $15/ ages included. $30 cheat packages (mulligans, throw
year; no dues first four visits. 240-794-8033. CABSorg. and string). Sara McAloon: sara.mcaloon@yahoo.
WixSite.com/CABS com, 717-491-4044.


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