Ellynne en Pointe: Absentee and early voting

MD GOP Chair Diana Waterman reminds us that absentee voting begins this week; early voting begins in 30 days. Election Day, November 4 is only 42 days away. Let’s work together to make sure that 2014 is the year we take back our state!

MD GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Larry Hogan
-On September 18, MD GOP gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan held a press conference to refute the “lies” in the Brown campaign’s recent TV ads and called for Brown to pull the ads. On September 17, NJ Gov. Chris Christie (R) had arrived in Maryland to show his support for the Hogan campaign saying, “I’m here because this is a winnable race.” Christie is Chair of the Republican Governor’s Association and headlined a fundraiser for the MD GOP’s Hogan Victory Fund. To view a clip from Hogan’s press conference you may access:, or you may contact:

-A Reception for Larry Hogan, Maryland’s next governor, will be held at Running Hare Vineyard in Prince Frederick, Md. On October 17 from 6 to 8 p.m., hosted by Southern Marylanders for Hogan from St. Mary’s, Charles, and Calvert counties. Tickets are $50 per person; $75 per couple. You may contact:

Deb Rey, MD Delegate Candidate, District 29B
Deb Rey, candidate for Maryland House of Delegates, District 29B, cordially invites you to a Meet, Greet, and Talk Politics event on Friday, September 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Piney Point, MD. The suggested donation is $20; complimentary admission will be given to guests who don’t know Deb! To RSVP you may contact: For more information on Deb’s campaign, you may access:

St. Mary’s County Republican Central Committee
-The St. Mary’s County Republican Central Committee meets the first Thursday of each month. Kevin Cioppa, SMC RCC Communications Director, announces that the next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 2 at 7 p.m. at the new temporary Headquarters located in the building adjacent to First Home Mortgage on 24404 Three Notch Road in Hollywood, Md.

-The SMC RCC is planning a Sweet Frog Fundraiser in California, Md. on October 8 from 4 to 9 p.m. Tell the cashier that you support the SMC RCC and a percentage of sales will go to SMC RCC.

-The SMC RCC will also hold a Belk Charity Sale on November 8 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 each; proceeds will go to the RCC to support Republican candidates. The ticket gives you entry into the event since it is a private sale, and ticket holders will receive 20 to 70 percent off Belk purchases storewide in addition to receiving $5 off their first purchase on the day of the event. To purchase tickets you may contact:, or

Trunklines, The Elephant Sanctuary’s Newsletter, Summer 2014
Articles in this edition of Trunklines share the excitement of the “Giant Steps” taken by the “Girls” and the staff who care for them, celebrating Misty and her first long journey from the Asia barn to the habitat lake, catching up with Flora and Tange and their growing relationship, and updates on Billie - reminding everyone that she arrived in the sanctuary with a chain from her circus life and is now forging a new trust with her caregivers. 2015 will mark 20 years of providing sanctuary to retired captive elephants in North American.

The Mission of the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, founded in 1995, is two-fold: to provide a haven for old, sick, or needy elephants in a setting of green pastures, hardwood forests, spring-fed ponds, and heated barns for cold winter nights; and to provide education about the crisis facing these social, sensitive, passionately intense, playful, complex, exceedingly intelligent, and endangered creatures. To learn more about The Elephant Sanctuary you may visit:

Elephant Joke of the Week, from 101 Elephant Jokes, by Robert Blake, Available On
Q: Why do elephants wear green caps? A: So they can tiptoe across a pool table without being seen!

Events Around Town
-Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance holds a Homespun Coffee House Open Mic night on Friday, September 26 at Christ Church Parish Hall in Chaptico. Doors open at 7 p.m.; music starts at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is $7; performers are admitted free of charge. Light refreshments will be provided (donations accepted!). For more information you may contact:

-Historic St. Mary’s City has been awarded a PNC Bank Grow Up Great grant supporting the museum’s outreach program of Mother Goose Rhyme Time which will visit Southern Maryland schools. To book a visit you may contact:

-Only two more weeks remain for you to catch a performance of Moon Over Buffalo as performed by the Newtowne Players at the Three Notch Theatre in Lexington Park. The comedy, which takes place in real time in just under two briskly-paced hours, centers on George and Charlotte Hay and their touring theatrical company currently based in Buffalo, NY sometime in the 1950’s.They have reason to believe Frank Capra is coming to their matinee performance and may grant them their one last shot at stardom. Everything that could go wrong does go wrong!

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Directed by Bill Farrar, the cast includes (l to r) Ellynne Brice Davis as Ethel, Jr Cook as Paul, Catherine DiChristofaro as Rosalind, Greg Rumpf as George, Stacey Mulrooney as Charlotte, Jonathan Berry as Howard,  Andrea Hein as Eileen, and Billy Klein as Richard. Remaining performances run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3:30 p.m. September 25 through October 5. For more information you may call the Box Office at (301)737-5447, or you may contact:

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