Saturday, July 21, 2018

Scavone's Home Of The Week

    Gale Scavone and Michael Scavone have been married over 37 years. About the same time they wed, they co-founded Appliance Doctor Inc., an appliance and HVAC business that did well enough to finance their dreams and build their villa in Davidsonville.  It is the Capital=Gazette Home Of The Week  for July 21.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Dr. Razia Syed In Davidsonville

    Dr. Razia Syed is a pediatrician in Davidsonville, Maryland and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Anne Arundel Medical Center and Conemaugh Nason Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Medical University of Silesia and has been in practice between 11-20 years. She is one of 83 doctors at Anne Arundel Medical Center and one of 3 at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center who specialize in Pediatrics.
    You can learn more about Dr. Syed, and also obtain contact info,  at:

Little League Team to State Tourney

    The 12U South Maryland Little League All Star team, based out of Davidsonville, captured the District 4 tournament on July 3.  They won three games by a combined score of 51-4 and will now compete in the Md State Little League tournament in Hagerstown.

Crape Myrtle Festival July 20-23.

     4 Days of Myrtle Money Redemption! Friday, July 20th thru Monday, July 23rd. 
    Join us at Homestead Gardens for the biggest savings event of the year. 
    Activities scheduled for Sat.-Sun. only.   Saturday 7/21 Davidsonville Store Food Trucks Beards Creek BBQ, Java2U, Kernel Gunther’s Funnel Cakes & more! 8-11am  Spin to Win Myrtle Money! 11-3pm  Live Birds of Prey Exhibit ‘Raptor’s Eye’ 11-5pm  Jumping Pillow & Barnyard Open! Severna Park Store 8-11am  Play to Win Myrtle Money!…

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales Include:

1)    A Split foyer home on .83 acre  at 1536 Themes Dr. sold by Timothy and Helen Desmond to Matthew and Ashley Swartz for $429,000.

2) A two story home on 2.11 acres at 3955 Wayson Rd. sold by Laurence and Thomas Young to Ralph and Stacey Pridgen for $425,000.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Dr. Kimberly Moss In D'ville

    Dr. Kimberly Moss is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Davidsonville, MD and is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. 
    She has a website at:

J. Henry Butta Passes Away

J. Henry “Hank” Butta, who rose from the mail room to become president of the old Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. and was a close adviser to former Gov. William Donald Schaefer, died of heart disease Tuesday at his Davidsonville home. He was 90.
Associates called Mr. Butta a tireless promoter of Baltimore who worked to help win a National Football League franchise after the Colts left for Indianapolis in 1984.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Linwood Avenue, he was the son of John Butta and Margaret Cherigo.
His family lacked the tuition to send Mr. Butta to Loyola High School, but a parish priest suggested that he try out for an athletic scholarship. The Rev. Francis Childress had noticed that Mr. Butta excelled in soccer and believed he would be a natural kicker.
His kicking skill “was obvious for all to see,” wrote The Baltimore Sun’s John Steadman in 1988. “It was then that coach Ed Hargaden, on a late summer day in 1943, decided that the walk-on freshman, hoping for a scholarship, had a chance to help Loyola High School become a championship contender.”

Mr. Butta went on to be recognized by high school sportswriters in the 1940s. He played in the old Baltimore Stadium before a crowd of 4,000 in a 1945 game against Patterson Park. He was his school’s honoree at the 1947 McCormick Unsung Heroes Dinner.
While a Loyola student, he was working the stage crew at a student performance and, from behind a curtain, saw a young woman seated in the audience. He told his friends he was going to marry her. He and Anna Rose Janowiak were wed in 1949.
After graduating from Loyola at Blakefield, Mr. Butta was offered a scholarship to kick for Georgetown University. He declined it and instead took a job working for a road contractor to help support his mother.
He then walked into 327 St. Paul St., C&P's office, looking for a job.
“They said they weren't hiring anybody but World War II vets," Mr. Butta recalled in a 1991 Sun article. "But they took my application anyway. Then they called me the next day and said I could be a mail boy."
He made $18 a week.
“Among the upwardly mobile executive ranks of Bell Atlantic Corp., J. Henry "Hank" Butta remains an anomaly: He has commuted from the same house for 18 years, he vacations in Ocean City, and his idea of fun is to go crabbing in the Wye River using chicken necks for bait,” The Sun reported in 1991. “And when this man of decidedly simple tastes retires Sept. 1 from Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., the local phone company that is owned by Bell Atlantic, he will leave as one of the most influential executives in Maryland. ...”
He went from the mail room to working in manholes and was later a cable splicer, a lineman, a telephone installer, a central office repairman and a service representative before moving into management in the 1960s.
“He said he installed a phone in every house in Little Italy,” said his daughter, Susan Cavender of Largo, Fla.
Mr. Butta was named vice president of C&P of Maryland in 1979, the same year he struck up a friendship with Schaefer, then mayor of Baltimore. Mr. Butta became president of C&P July 1, 1988, and chief executive officer Jan. 1, 1990. He retired in 1991.
At the time of his retirement, Mr. Butta worked from a penthouse suite at 1 Pratt St.
“His expansive office, which has a panoramic view of the Inner Harbor, is filled with reminders of his journey up the executive ranks: There's a coffee cup that bears a picture of a hard-hat worker, a stack of congratulatory letters from linemen, installers and repairmen, and a C&P plaque that reads: ‘Quality Begins Here,’” said The Sun article.
The article also said civic and business leaders praised Mr. Butta as a success story and as a public citizen who used his post atop the state's telephone company to help raise money to help impoverished persons insulate their homes, and who fought to regain a National Football League franchise for Baltimore.
“For several years we had a hospitality suite at the annual National Football League owners meeting,” said attorney Herbert J. Belgrad. “Herb was a good man and a self-made man and his personal commitment and enthusiasm made him an instrumental part of our team and our efforts to get a franchise.”
Mr. Belgrad recalled Mr. Butta’s ability to develop friendships and good personal relationships with NFL team owners.
“He got to know them, their wives and their children,” Mr. Belgrad said. “Our suite was a popular gathering spot. We had crab meat and crab balls ready.”
Then-Mayor Schaefer named him to the chairmanship of the Corporate Stadium Task Force, which recommended building a new stadium complex at Camden Yards. Mr. Butta later directed Mr. Schaefer’s transition team after he was elected governor in 1986.
Mr. Butta was a leader of an effort called the Baltimore Blue Chip-In. The fundraiser assisted causes imperiled by government budget cuts. He also served as chair of the board of governors of the National Aquarium, and was a past director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association. He also served on the boards of the University of Maryland Medical System and the Baltimore chapter of the American Red Cross.
He held a knighthood in the Roman Catholic Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. He and his wife enjoyed travel.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church, 1800 Seton Drive in Crofton.
In addition to his daughter, survivors include a son, David Butta of Edgewater; two other daughters, Anne Butta of Davidsonville and Marybeth Lebherz of Frederick; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. His wife of 44 years died in 1993.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Frances Grimes Passes Away

    Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt, Frances Duckett Grimes, 80 passed away peacefully at hospice from lung cancer on July 10, 2018. 
    Survived by her daughters and their families, Anita and Jeff Harris, Allison and Johan Trumpy, grandchildren Sophia, Roxanne, Abigail, Scott and great grandchildren Lucas, Oscar, Max, Raina, and Van, brother Jimmy Duckett and sister Alice Lee Lyons and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by daughter Wendy Grimes and son Terry Grimes. 
    Born in Annapolis and raised in Davidsonville, she lived her entire life in the Annapolis area. Frances spent her working career in the maritime industry and the State and Federal Government where she acquired many life long friends. After retiring at 67, she volunteered at the Arnold Senior Center. Frances was an avid baseball fan, bird watcher and gardener. 
    Family and Friends are welcome on July 14, 2018 7984 Aldan Drive Chestertown, Maryland 21620 from 2:00pm-4:00pm to celebrate the life of Frances Duckett Grimes. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The ARC.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales Include:

1)  A one story home on .45 acre at 1521 Themes Dr. sold by James Cooksey to Ryan and Jennifer Baker for $415,000.

2)  A two story home on .49 acre at 3225 Homewood Road sold by Frank and Joan Marcinowski to Sean and Debra Sharpert for $710,000.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Kimberly Keith Scholarship

The Kimberly Keith Memorial Scholarship was established to support the financial needs of a graduating senior whose life has been affected by cancer.  This scholarship was created in memory of Kim Keith, who lived in Davidsonville with her husband, John, and two young sons, Jack and Ben.  Kim passed away on June 21, 2016 after living with colorectal cancer for seven years.  She was only 45.   Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Kim was an Annapolis-based attorney who graduated from Virginia Tech and George Mason Law School. 

The next $2500 scholarship will be awarded in May of 2019 and the application must be submitted by March 1, 2019

For eligibility and rules for applying,  go to the following website:  

Travis Pastrana Jumps On Live TV.

    Davidsonville resident Travis Pastrana was successful in his three motorcycle jumps bettering
Evel Knieval's records for all three jumps.    These took place during a 3 hour telecast (actually went past 3 hours) from Las Vegas on Sunday night.  For details,  go to:

Naptown National Challenge Lacrosse

The Naptown National Challenge summer lacrosse tournament has been a huge success in its first two years of existence, so the organizers did what they thought worked best — they made it bigger.
After 46 teams participated in the event two years ago, the number of teams grew to 96 a year ago. This year’s edition whick kicked off on Monday has 153 teams representing at least 18 different states and Canada.
Some of the games are being played at Davidsonville Park.  

Friday, July 6, 2018

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 2.01 acres at 2911 South Lake Drive sold by John and Roxane Gregory to Kenneth and Rose Eller for $650,000.

2)    A two story home on .94 acre at 3572 Ashland Drive sold by Brian Smith to Joseph and Rebekha Rogers for $1,035,000.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Betty Aisquith Passes Away

    Betty Ann (Dobson) Aisquith, 86, of North Charleston, SC formerly of Davidsonville, Maryland, wife of the late John Henry Aisquith, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at White Oak Manor.
    Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation on Sunday, July 8, 2018, from 3 o'clock until 4 o'clock at John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD 21401. Burial will follow at All Hallows Episcopal Church Cemetery, 864 Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 5757 Solomons Island Road, Lothian, MD 20711. 
    Betty was born on March 28, 1932, in Pindell, MD, daughter of the late Thomas F. and Birdie Jeannette Dobson. She enjoyed American history, cooking, trips to the mountains, but most of all loved spending time with her family, friends, and her church. She retired from Nationwide Insurance Regional Office in Annapolis Maryland after 34 years of service. 
    Survivors include: two daughters: Linda Christenson of St. Ann, MO and Brenda Campbell (Doyle) of Summerville, SC; three grandsons: Richard Black of Spartanburg, SC, David Black (Katie) of Central, SC and Michael Christenson of Glen Burnie, MD; three great-grandchildren: Gracie Black, Briggs Black and Parker Ann Black; two brothers: Spencer "Sonny" Dobson (Linda) of Tracy's Landing, MD and John "Johnny" Dobson of Deale, MD; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers: Charles Dobson and Everett Dobson.

Sunday, July 1, 2018