Friday, November 17, 2017

Santa Claus In Davidsonville

      Santa Claus will be visiting Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville on many days before Christmas,  beginning on Nov. 25, 10:00 AM   -  4:00 PM.    Check with Homestead for an exact schedule.

Maggie Anderson To Attend Liberty

The Liberty University women's lacrosse program has announced the addition of 10 student-athletes for the 2018-19 season.
Among the 10 is Maggie Anderson, a native of Davidsonville, MD., who will be coming to Liberty from Annapolis Area Christian School. In her three years with the Annapolis Eagles, Anderson has compiled 55 goals, 42 assists, 79 ground balls and 94 draw controls. As a junior, she put together her best season yet with 30 goals, 17 assists, 35 ground balls and 50 draw controls.
"From the moment I stepped on campus, I knew it was home. I am beyond excited to be starting this new chapter of my life at Liberty," Anderson stated.
Anderson, an attacker/midfielder, is a two-time all-conference selection (2016-2017) and an all-county honoree (2017) who was named a team captain during her junior season. During her sophomore year, her team went 16-0 and won a championship as well as the Team of the Year award from Touchdown Club in Annapolis. The attacker/midfielder, who chose Liberty over Mount St. Mary's, says her most memorable moment was winning the lacrosse championship in the rain as a sophomore.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Steuart Pittman May Run Against Schue

From the Maryland Matters blog:
Anne Arundel County Democrats, buoyed by their strong showing in last week’s Annapolis elections, may have finally found a candidate to run for county executive.
Multiple sources told Maryland Matters this week that Steuart Pittman, a Davidsonville horse farmer whose family has lived on 350 acres alongside the Patuxent River for eight generations, is preparing to run. Pittman, has been actively involved in county agricultural and development issues for several years, but has become increasingly disenchanted with County Executive Steve Schuh’s (R) development priorities.
“He’s a good man,” said one prominent Anne Arundel Democrat of Pittman.
Pittman declined to comment about his plans Wednesday evening. But several sources in Anne Arundel County said he is expected to roll out his campaign over the next several days, both with published materials and a few events, including some at his farm.
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Steuart Pittman
Anne Arundel Democrats have been looking for a candidate to challenge Schuh for several months. Schuh is a formidable incumbent with a $696,000 war chest as of last January. Some Democrats believe Pittman may have the personal wealth to compete with Schuh financially.
Equally significant, Democrats also believe that the political outlook in Anne Arundel has become dramatically brighter for them since last week’s election in Annapolis.
“It’s amazing how quickly things have changed,” said one county Democratic activist.
Pittman owns the Dodon Farm Training Center in Davidsonville, which among other things works to transition retired thoroughbred race horses for trail rides and other uses.
Pittman has been an occasional contributor to Democratic candidates and causes through the years, though according to state and federal campaign finance records he has never made a contribution greater than $500. He has also been a regular donor to the political action committee of the Maryland Horse Council — a group he serves as vice president.
He also donated $200 to Schuh in 2014.
Pittman grew up in Davidsonville and in Washington D.C., where his father was a high-ranking official in John F Kennedy’s administration. The elder Steuart Pittman, who died in 2013 at the age of 93, was in charge of the administration’s civil defense programs for nuclear preparedness, including the widespread push to build fallout shelters in public buildings.
The younger Steuart Pittman worked as a community organizer in Chicago and Iowa for the now-defunct organization ACORN, and also worked for the National Low Income Housing Coalition in Washington before returning to the family farm full-time in the early 1990s.
Some Anne Arundel political operatives thought Pittman was gearing up to run for the 7th District seat on the Anne Arundel County Council, where Councilmember Jerry Walker (R) is term-limited. But now it appears that Pittman has higher ambitions.
Several Anne Arundel Democrats have been emboldened by last week’s results in Annapolis, which saw Mayor-elect Gavin Buckley (D) defeat incumbent Mayor Michael Pantelides (R) by a whopping 24 points. Democrats expect to see several new candidates running for county and legislative seats in Anne Arundel next year.

Timmy O'Farrell At Goucher


    Timmy O'Farrell,  son on Tom and Carol O'Farrell of Davidsonville is a freshman at Goucher College and is on their basketball team.  His bio can be read at:
http://athletics.goucher.edu/sports/mbkb/2017-18/bios/o-farrell_tim_ume8

Train Display At Homestead

    The annual train display at Homestead Gardens opens this weekend and runs through Dec. 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Patricia Wrightman Passes Away


On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Patricia (Pat) Wrightman passed away peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born on August 19, 1939 in Washington, DC. She graduated from McKinley High School in In 1957.
She resided at Rutherford Manor in Davidsonville, Maryland for the last 8 1/2 years. Pat worked for the Department of Social Services for a number of years before retiring in 1992. She then moved to Ocean City, Md where she enjoyed semi-retirement working at seasonal businesses.
Her last residence was in Easton, Maryland until she moved to Rutherford Manor. Pat loved to cook and enjoyed the beach. She especially enjoyed spending time with her sisters, children and grandchildren.
She will be truly missed by all of her family. She is survived by her children James (Lisa) Blum, Karen (Scott) Elvidge, Teresa (Steve) Seufert, Steve (Dawn) Blum, her sisters Barbara Dennin and Janet Yates. Her grandchildren Melissa, Michael, Julie, Stephen, Christopher, Samantha and Paige.

She was also preceded in death by her parents James Foster Yates, Winifred Virginia Yates and husband Francis Elder Wightman. We would like to especially thank the caregivers at Rutherford Manor who took such great care of our Mom for this long journey. We are forever grateful to all of them especially Hazel, Diana, Leon and Barbara.

Davidsonville Foreclosure Auction

    The home at 1316 Anglesey Drive in Davidsonville  is scheduled for foreclosure auction at the court house steps on Nov. 21, 2017.   
    Though scheduled for auction,  the auction could be canceled if the owners are able to bring payments current.   

Davidsonville Is Home To Rescued Horse


    Davidsonville's Clarity Riding caretaker and trainer Elizabeth Farina saved "Beretta" from being slaughtered last winter through the Gaited Advocate Intervention Team (GAIT).   GAIT has been an official incorporation rescuing gaited horses (who have a lateral gate rather than the traditional trot) for the last year and a half.  
    Unexpectedly,  the new owners found out that Berretta was pregnant, and new foal "Saffie" was born. 
    For photos and video of Baretta and foal Saffie,  go to:   http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/ac-cn-horses-20171113-story.html
    For info about Clarity Riding in Davidsonville,  go to:
http://clarityriding.com/training.html

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  a one story home on .95 acre at 2544 Arbor Ct., was sold by Daniel Wu to  Christopher and Cynthia Bergman for $552,000.


2)  A two story home on 1.35 acre at 1005 Eagle Passages was sold by Patricia Martin to Ryan and Christin Shifflett for $850,000.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Robert Catterton Passes Away


    Robert Catterton, a lifelong resident of Davidsonville, MD, died at his home on Thursday, November 9, 2017.      He was 72. 
    Known to everyone as Bob, he was born on May 18, 1945, in Cheverly, MD to the late Lawrence and Dorothy Catterton. Bob worked as a Tobacco Farmer and as an Oil Delivery driver for several companies. He enjoyed building small replicate barns and dollhouses for his children and grandchildren. Bob also enjoyed doing larger building projects, such as constructing a porch and garage.
    He especially loved spending time with his family. Bob was preceded in death by three siblings, David, Patty, and Joan Catterton.He is survived by his wife, Erma Catterton, whom he married on June 5, 1965; two children, Bonnie Whetzel and her husband Kevin of Davidsonville, MD and Robert B. Catterton and his wife Kim of Davidsonville, MD; two siblings, Donald Catterton and Norma Lee White; a sister-in-law, Janice Catterton; and a brother-in-law, Paul White. Bob is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Logan Catterton and Miranda Whetzel.
    Friends may call at George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD on Monday, November 13 from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm, where a funeral service will be offered on Tuesday, November 14 at 11 am. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122 or 
, 7500 Greenway Center Dr., Ste. 300, Greenbelt, MD 20770.
    An online guestbook is available at

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/capitalgazette/obituary.aspx?n=robert-catterton&pid=187210993&fhid=2357&eid=sp_ommatch

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Benjamin Ulery Is Under Armour All-American

    Benjamin Ulery of Davidsonville was named to the Under Armour All American Lacrosse team.  The 2020 high school graduate plays several sports and is a goalie in lacrosse.  His bio can be read at: https://events.r2it.com/lacrosse/UnderArmour17/Roster/Division/Underclass# 

Haley Urgo Is Under Armour All-American

    Haley Urgo of Davidsonville will be a 1919 gradate of Archbishop Spalding High School and is a member of the Under Armour All-American Lacrosse team.
    Her bio can be read at:    https://events.r2it.com/lacrosse/UnderArmour17/Roster/Division/Underclass#

Molly Coyle at College Of Charleston


   Molly Coyle, daughter of Steven and Carmela Coyle of Davidsonville, is a sophomore at the College Of Charleston and is on their equestrian team.
    The team finished sixth in the nation last year at the IHSA Nationals.  Freshman Molly Coyle was the first to ride on Day One in Novice Fences and earned a seventh-place finish after a great round.  An article about this event can be read at:  http://www.cofcsports.com/news/2017/5/8/equestrians-finish-sixth-in-the-nation-at-ihsa-nationals.aspx
    Molly's bio can be read at:  http://www.cofcsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3525

Sarah Manderson At Stevenson U.


      Sarah Manderson,  daughter of James and Sharon Manderson of Davidsonville, is a freshman at Stevenson University and is on their volleyball team.   The South River High graduate is majoring in Elementary Education.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kaitlyn Kelly At Quinnipiac U.


Kaitlyn Kelly of Davidsonville was a freshman at  Quinnipiac University for the 2016-17 school year and was on their Tumbling and Acrobatics  team.  Her bio can be read at:
http://www.quinnipiacbobcats.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4786