Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Old Posts from Aug. 2011 to March 2012

Mar 2, '12 10:06 AM
by David for everyone

    A vehicle struck a fire engine with three firefighters inside it Thursday morning while emergency crews tended to an injured person on eastbound Route 50 in Davidsonville.

    At 9 a.m., firefighters and paramedics aided someone suffering from a medical emergency on Route 50 near the Patuxent River Road overpass when a vehicle hit the back of the fire engine with the driver sustaining minor injuries.

    The engine was located behind firefighters and paramedics on Route 50, taking up two lanes of traffic a normal practice to protect safety workers working at the accident scene.
    For more info and several pictures,  go to:

Feb 29, '12 7:07 PM
by David for everyone

    Mr. Barry Sullivan and Ms. Diana Peckham of Davidsonville happily announce the engagement of their daughter Alexandra Caitlin Sullivan to Matthew William Reynolds, son of Mr. Mrs. William Reynolds of South Boston, MA.
    Alexandra is a graduate of the U. of MD and earned a master's degree from Johns Hopkins.  She works as a security specialist for the federal government.  Matthew earned both his undergraduate and master's degrees from the U. of Massachusetts, Amherst.  He is a Lieutenant, JG, for the U. S. Naval Academy, where he is imployed on the baseball coaching staff and as an instructor for physical education.
    A November 2012 wedding is planned in Stevensville.

Feb 29, '12 7:02 PM
by David for everyone

    Vadus Traylor of Edgewater announes the engagement of her daughter, Kristal Carlisle, to Edward Jewell III, son of Edward and Anne Jewel of Lothian.
    Kristal is also the daughter of Kevin Carlisle of Davidsonville and step-daugher of Sam Traylor of Edgewater.
    The bride to be draduated from the U. of MD with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and is employed by Fannie Mae.
    Edward attended AACC and is a Fiber Optaics Technician for Verizon.
    The couple met in January 2005 and reside in Sunderland.  A June 2012 wedding is planned on Kent Island in Stevensville.

Feb 29, '12 6:55 PM
by David for everyone

From The Baltimore Sun
Along with junior goalkeeper Mike Fisher, senior defenseman David Henry is the veteran voice on a Holy Cross defense looking to improve on the 11.1 goals per game the unit surrendered last year.

Henry, a Davidsonville native and Severn graduate, has made 26 starts in the team’s last 30 contests and was named a captain in the offseason. Because of the Crusaders’ expected youth on defense, Holy Cross coach Jim Morrissey said Henry must avoid last season’s habit of collecting fouls.

“Dave’s got to stay out of the penalty box this year,” Morrissey said of Henry, who led the team in both penalties (15) and penalty minutes (12½). “He’s tried a couple different checks on the individual level so that he can stay out of the penalty box and dump the stick-swinging. … So we’ve got to keep him out of the penalty box and on the field. He’s our vocal leader back there. The guys trust him.”

Feb 20, '12 9:40 AM
by David for everyone

Loyola University has announced that Nicole Schneider of Davidsonville was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester.

Feb 20, '12 9:39 AM
by David for everyone

  Here is an article about the latest home sales in Davidsonville.

Feb 15, '12 1:44 PM
by David for everyone

    Hilda M. Zehner, 85, a 34 year resident of Davidsonville, died February 13 at home after a lengthy illness. She was born October 21, 1926. 
    As a homemaker, Hilda enjoyed cooking. She was a member of the Women's Committee of Anne Arundel County Farm Bureau, and Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in West River. 
    Hilda is survived by her husband, Martin A. Zehner Jr.; a stepson, Martin L. Zehner (Wynee); three step grandchildren; and two brothers. 
    There will be a visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, at Hardesty Funeral Home, P.A., 12 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 17, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 101 Owensville Rd., West River. Interment church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401. Online condolences can be made at 

Feb 10, '12 11:07 PM
by David for everyone

Ryan Mahaffey of Davidsonville,  a student at Mercersburg Academy,  has been named an AP Scholar.

Feb 10, '12 11:02 PM
by David for everyone

   Elizabeth Weaver of Davidsonville was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at the University of New Hampshire.

Feb 10, '12 10:45 PM
by David for everyone

    A Davidsonville man was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison Tuesday for wire fraud stemming from a plot to defraud lenders and a title insurance company of $2.8 million, Maryland's U.S. Attorney's Office announced in a statement.
    The sentence offers Stephen J. Troese Sr., 72, the opportunity to have time knocked off his sentence for good behavior. Troese, who pleaded guilty in October, has also been given three years of supervised release following his incarceration.  
    According to the US Attorney's office,   Troese worked as a title attorney and managed several title companies that did business throughout the Baltimore-Washington region. Employee mistakes and embezzlements caused escrow accounts that Troese controlled to fall more than $2 million short by 2005.
    Troese attempted to cover the shortfall by twice refinancing his home and by using funds from new settlements. As the real estate market soured, there were too few settlements to cover the shortages and a title insurance company was forced to make payments, resulting in the $2.8 million loss.
    Two co-defendants in the case have also pleaded guilty. They are scheduled to be sentenced this month.
    For for more info,  go to:  http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/breaking/bs-md-mortgage-fraud-sentencing-20120207,0,4046115.story
or to: http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/top/2012/02/09-26/Title-company-owner-gets-1-year-for-mortgage-fraud.html

Feb 2, '12 12:55 PM
by David for everyone

    Mary Grace Van Nest of Davidsonville, Maryland died at her residence on Tuesday January 31, 2012. She was 69.    
    She was b
orn in Plainfield, New Jersey on September 15, 1942, the daughter of Walter J. and Grace D. Paltz.  She graduated from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, class of 1960. She then received her bachelor's degree from Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia. Mrs. Van Nest also graduated from the school of Medical Records at the Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 
    She was very active in Girl Scouts from youth through adulthood when she became a leader trainer. In 1982 she started working with Navy Medical Records while her husband was stationed in Iceland. She continued working in the local naval hospital at all of her husband's subsequent assignments, ending her career at the then Bethesda Naval Hospital in 1998. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville and the American Health Information and Management Association. She was an avid quilter and an accomplished Tole painter. She and her family enjoyed several years of sponsoring Naval Academy Midshipmen.
    She is survived by her husband, Captain, Ronald L. Van Nest, NC, USN (Ret) of Middlesex, New Jersey, whom she married on September 27, 1966; her daughter Charlene M. Van Nest; one grandchild Amy G. Van Nest of Davidsonville and her brother Christopher Paltz of Easton, Pennsylvania. She was predeceased by her son, Ronald L. Van Nest, Jr., and her brothers Walter J. Paltz, Jr. of San Diego, California and John Q. Paltz of Tampa, Florida.
Friends may call at Lasting Tributes Cremation and Funeral Care, P.A. , 814 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21401 on Friday February 3, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM. The funeral will be held on Saturday February 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, Maryland 21035. Family and friends may gather in the narthex of the church at 9:30 AM. Burial will take place at a later date at St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Memorial contributions maybe made in lieu of flowers to The Ronald L. Van Nest, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, Ledyard High School 24 Gallup Hill Road, Ledyard Connecticut 06339. For online condolences, please visit www.LastingTributesFuneralCare.com

Jan 31, '12 12:38 PM
by David for everyone

    Here is more TV video and also the taped calls to 911 about the accident on Rt. 50.    Also more about the recent graduates that were killed.

Jan 30, '12 6:10 PM
by David for everyone

Jan 30, '12 6:04 PM
by David for everyone

Jan 30, '12 10:39 AM
by David for everyone

This is a link to a TV station video about the accident as well as other pictures and info about the victims.

Jan 30, '12 10:33 AM
by David for everyone

Along with junior goalkeeper Mike Fisher, senior defenseman David Henry is the veteran voice on a Holy Cross defense looking to improve on the 11.1 goals per game the unit surrendered last year.

Henry, a Davidsonville native and Severn graduate, has made 26 starts in the team’s last 30 contests and was named a captain in the offseason. Because of the Crusaders’ expected youth on defense, Holy Cross coach Jim Morrissey said Henry must avoid last season’s habit of collecting fouls.

“Dave’s got to stay out of the penalty box this year,” Morrissey said of Henry, who led the team in both penalties (15) and penalty minutes (12½). “He’s tried a couple different checks on the individual level so that he can stay out of the penalty box and dump the stick-swinging. … So we’ve got to keep him out of the penalty box and on the field. He’s our vocal leader back there. The guys trust him.”

Jan 30, '12 10:28 AM
by David for everyone

    This SUN article gives information about the four people killed in the terrible accident near Davidsonville on Sat. morning.  It occurred in the eastbound lanes just east of the 424 interchange.

Jan 29, '12 10:42 AM
by David for everyone

    Three Anne Arundel County teens traveling the wrong way toward oncoming traffic were killed early Saturday in a head-on collision that also killed the second driver on US Route 50 near Davidsonville Road, Maryland State Police said.
    Breanna Marie Franco, 18, Brittany Ann Walker, 19, and Zachary Tyler Rose, 18, were in a vehicle traveling west in an eastbound lane of Route 50 that struck a second vehicle head on before 3:30 a.m., troopers said. The vehicle operated by the teens briefly caught fire which had to be put out before removing the victims.   Police had received reports of a vehicle going the wrong way on both US 50 and I 97.


Jan 27, '12 2:59 PM
by David for everyone

    Dorothy Daly-Funkhouser Dorothy "Dot" M. (Pouncey) Daly-Funkhouser, 99, a resident of Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village in Boonsboro, and formerly of Davidsonville, died peacefully January 20. Born on January 21, 1912, in Moreland, GA, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Rosa L. (Hindsman) Pouncey. 
    She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and Ladies Auxiliary in Davidsonville. In her spare time, Dot enjoyed playing pinochle and lawn bowling. 
    She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert L. Daly, who died in 1966; and her second husband, Robert E. Funkhouser, who died in 1977. Dot is survived by her daughter, Marsha L. Politz of Frederick; her sister, Olga Waite of Roanoke, VA; one grandson; three granddaughters; seven great-grandsons and three great-grandaughters. 
    Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. For those who wish, donations in Dot's memory may be made to Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713. Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

Jan 26, '12 9:14 PM
by David for everyone

    Maureen R. Bowers, 51, of Davidsonville, died January 23 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was born Dec. 27, 1960, in Baltimore, the daughter of Lillian A. Pearson Shanahan and John E. Shanahan of Catonsville.     Maureen worked as a receptionist for Total Electric in Upper Marlboro and prior to that worked as an office manager for Appraisal Services. She graduated from Randallstown High School and enjoyed pets, cooking, home decorating and the Ravens. 
    She was preceded in death by her brother, John A. Shanahan Jr. She is survived by her husband, Gregory A. Bowers; three sisters, Kathleen Cooper of Kent Island, Colleen Manasen of Catonsville, and Eileen Overfelt and husband Walter A. of Sykesville; four nieces, Amber Watson, Krystal Cooper, Melissa Cooper and Brianna Chaney; and two nephews, Justin and Nicholas Overfelt. 
    Services and interment will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made to Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401 or Carroll Hospital Center Foundation, c/o The Women's Place, 200 Memorial Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157.




Jan 26, '12 8:25 PM
by David for everyone

DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- A driver received minor injuries after his car struck a house on Thursday morning at about 1.
    According to Anne Arundel Fire Division Chief Michael Cox, a 
sedan left the roadway, came through a parking lot of a gas station and then hit another vehicle before striking a single family home in the 600 block of Central Ave W in the Davidsonville area. The car was resting inside the house.
    Cox says no one was at home at the time of the incident.
    The male driver was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis with minor injuries, according to Cox.
    The Special Ops division responded to the scene and the collapse unit shored up load-baring walls to make it safe for a search. They searched areas around and under 
vehicle, but found nothing.
    Anne Arundel Police are investigating the cause of the incident.
    A more complete version of this can be read at:

Jan 20, '12 9:00 PM
by David for everyone

    For the second year in a row,  the Marlborough Cup races will not be run this year.   Work being done at Roedown Farm in Davidsonville is not sufficiently completed to run the races.  The committee is looking at the possibility of holding the races at another location for 1013.

Jan 17, '12 2:18 PM
by David for everyone

From WUSA-TV News  (Tue. Jan 17)
 Police have reopened the westbound lanes of Route 50 in Davidsonville after an overnight collision between a car and a tractor trailer shut down those lanes for hours.  Traffic is getting by slowly and delays are heavy.
Maryland State Police say a vehicle was stopped, possibly disabled, partially in the travel lane and partially on the shoulder on westbound Route 50 just before Davidsonville Road (Rt. 424) when it was hit by a tractor trailer shortly after 2:00 Tuesday morning.
The driver of the vehicle that was struck has been taken to shock trauma in critical condition. A passenger in the stopped car went to Prince George's Hospital Center. The tractor trailer driver was not transported to the hospital.
Police say this stretch of Route 50 is particularly dark, which may have contributed to the crash. The road was completely closed until just before 6:00 a.m.
No charges are pending against tractor trailer driver.

Jan 14, '12 10:18 AM
by David for everyone

    Margret Lund Jefferson, 89, of Davidsonville died at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, on January 10 of congestive heart failure. Margret was born on September 17, 1922 in Centerfield, UT to Margarette Williams Lund and C. Dewey Lund. 
    Margret began work with the United States Army in Utah, where she met her husband who was in active service. They married in 1944. With two young children in tow, they moved to Collingswood, New Jersey in 1955. Margret worked for a local Senator there for several years, while Bruce pursued his career with the Pennsylvania Railroad. They later transferred, and claimed Maryland as their home. Margret worked for and received many accolades from her position at Kimmel Furniture for 12 years as a Sales Manager, and also from the Internal Revenue Service in the Office of Personnel from which she retired. She moonlighted for many years as a caterer for weddings, anniversaries and many other celebrations. 
    She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many significant leadership positions that included but were not limited to President of the Relief Society and President of the Primary. She served as a support to her husband during his tenure at the Church in the Bishopric and in the Bishop's Storehouse. Margret and Bruce shared a mutual love of antiquing, and spent many, many years combing through shops up and down the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. Margret was an avid reader, gardener, and birder, and enjoyed taking care of animals. She loved opportunities to explore and learn new things, and loved to entertain people in her home. She enjoyed spending time with her German Shepherd, Roxy. 
    She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Bruce Jefferson; one brother; and two sisters. She is survived by two sons, Paul Bruce Jefferson and daughter-in-law Barbara of Chesapeake Beach, and Niel Brent Jefferson and daughter-in-law Kathleen of New Market; ten grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; three nephews; one niece; and by many friends and church members.   
    A brief viewing will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 16 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Bowie, 16621 Sylvan Drive until a funeral service and celebration of Margret's life begins at 12 p.m. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County or American Audubon Society. For more information or to make an online condolence, please go to

Jan 12, '12 11:45 PM
by David for everyone

    Kenneth J. Carr, a lifelong resident of Davidsonville, died January 10 from a lengthy illness at his home, with his family by his side. Born September 3, 1923 in Riva, Kenneth graduated from Annapolis High School in 1941. 
    He served his country in the Army Air Corps and then the Air National Guard, being involved in both 
World War II and the Korean War. Kenneth was a civilian employee for the Department of the Air Force, retiring from the 89th M.A.W. Andrews AFB, Camp Springs. Kenneth was a member of the Anne Arundel County Farm Bureau, the Davidsonville Ruritan and the Anne Arundel County Soil Conservation. He enjoyed collecting hats and arrowheads, but his lifelong passion was tobacco farming. 
   Kenneth is survived by his wife of 64 years, Florence G. "Boots" Carr; one son, Henry "Pete" (Carol H.) Carr of Davidsonville; two grandchildren, Chad J. Carr of Indian Head and Kristopher M. Carr of Davidsonville; and one great-grandchild, Dixie Lee Carr. 
    Friends are invited to attend Kenneth's Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 13, at George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations are recommended to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Hwy., Annapolis, MD 21401 or Riva Volunteer Fire Department, 3123 Riva Rd., Riva, MD 21140. An online guestbook is available for your convenience at 

Jan 4, '12 4:57 PM
by David for everyone


     Juliet "Pat" Abend, a 59-year resident of Davidsonville, and previously of Baltimore County, died on December 30 of natural causes at the Washington Hospital Center. Pat was born January 6, 1932 in Baltimore to the late Howard and Alice Mace. 
    She was co-owner of Frank Abend Landscaping and enjoyed bowling and sewing. 
    Pat is survived by her husband of 59 years, Frank Abend of Davidsonville; her son, Steve Abend of Davidsonville; her daughter Sandy Collins of Albuquerque, New Mexico; her brother John Mace; and four sisters, Dorothy Landenklos, Betty Bartgis, Nancy Gostomski and Tillie Albright, 
    Friends are invited to Pat's Life Celebration 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD where funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, January 6. Entombment Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville. For your convenience an online guest book is available atwww.kalasfuneralhomes.com

Dec 30, '11 10:54 AM
by David for everyone

     Electric service was disrupted to approximately 160 Davidsonvile customers Christmas morning at 8:50am due to damage caused to electric service equipment by an animal. All service was restored by 10:50am.

Dec 24, '11 9:12 AM
by David for everyone

    Back in September,  hurricane Lee caused flooding that created a sink hole in Patuxent River Rd in Davidsonville.  After nearly foure months,  the road repairs are nearing completion.  For more photos and complete details,  go to:

Dec 7, '11 7:15 PM
by David for everyone

  Elephants on their way to a New York appearance stopped off at the Doepkins farm on 424 in Davidsonville for a little R & R.    The elephants, owned by Florida-based Elephant Walk and featured at the annual Maryland Renaissance Festival, were en route to New York to shoot a commercial and magazine spread.http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/nbh/2011/12/06-50/Elephants-take-travel-break-in-Davidsonville.html

Dec 7, '11 7:12 PM
by David for everyone

    After several days on a Davidsonville hillside,  an injured bald eagle was rescued in order to repair a damaged wing.

Dec 5, '11 9:25 PM
by David for everyone

From The Capital
A proposal to relieve overcrowding at Central Elementary School through redistricting will be considered at Wednesday's Board of Education meeting.
Under the plan, more than 100 students from Central would be split between Davidsonville and Mayo elementary schools. Edgewater Elementary School was not included in the plan because it is in line for construction improvements.
Redistricting is needed because Central is overcrowded while desks remain open at Davidsonville and Mayo, officials said. Central's capacity is 767 students; it is expected to have 840 by 2013.
Meanwhile, the capacity of Davidsonville is 727 and that of Mayo is 352. By 2013, those schools are projected to have 556 and 296 students, respectively.
A report from a committee of community residents included objections from parents requesting that their children not be moved from Central.
But "this has been less contentious process than most" redistricting proposals, said Chuck Yocum, who leads the redistricting process for the schools.
The three schools are similar in test scores and demographic measurements, he said. Also, all those who will be fifth-grade students next year at Central would have the option of completing their final year there.
The plan would:

  • Move students living along Muddy Creek Road, down to and including Wolfe's Reserve, from Central to Mayo.
  • Redistrict students living on Fiddlers Hill Road and those east of Muddy Creek Road and south of Central Avenue, as well at those in River Club Estates and those along Camp Letts Road, from Central to Mayo.
  • Move the Waterford, Annapolis Landing and Berkshireneighborhoods from Central to Davidsonville.

Although at least 22 percent of households in the Annapolis Landing community signed a petition against redistricting, community members also asked that their children be kept together in the same elementary school, Yocum said.
The proposal calls for students in those neighborhoods and any students living along the south side of Riva Road to be moved to Davidsonville Elementary.

Dec 5, '11 1:48 PM
by David for everyone

    Members of the Ping Elite Players Tour recently traveled to Pinehurst, N.C., to compete in the 2012 North vs. South Sandhills Challenge at Pinewild Country Club.
    Christopher Navarro (82-77-159) of Davidsonville finished in sixth in the Freshman/Sophomore High School division. 
    For details of this event,  go to:

Dec 5, '11 1:41 PM
by David for everyone

The Methodist Men of Davidsonville United Methodist Church are proud to announce the winners of their 2011 scholarships. The following students from the Davidsonville United Methodist Church were recently awarded $1,000 scholarships from various church committees.
Jenna Rice received the Rev. Paul Cummins Scholarship for 2011. Doris Cummins presented the scholarship. She graduated from South River High School in 2011 and is currently attending Anne Arundel Community College.
Linsey Turkett won the Oscar Fay Grimes Scholarship, which was presented by Oscar Grimes. She is a 2008 graduate of South River High and currently attends McDaniel College in Westminster,.
Andrew Webber was presented with the Lawrence Vernon Leitch Scholarship by John Trussel. He is a 2010 graduate of South River High and currently attends the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, in N.C.
Emily Cobb won the Albert and Irving Wood Memorial Scholarship, presented by Dixon Wood. She is a 2011 graduate of South River High and attends the University of Maryland, College Park.
Kathryn Scruggs won the William Scrimgeour Scholarship, presented by Blair Smith. She is a 2011 graduate of South River High and attends the University of Maryland, College Park.
John Tyler Cohen won the Brandon Weill Foundation Memorial Scholarship, presented by Roger Vales. He is a 2010 graduate of Indian Creek Upper School and currently attends the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dec 5, '11 1:38 PM
by David for everyone

    A 68-year-old woman was rushed to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Wednesday morning after she was kicked in the face by a horse, county fire officials said.
    Just after 10:30, rescue personnel found the woman in the 400 block of Beards Creek Drive off Beards Point Road in Davidsonville.   She was taken to trauma center by ambulance with serious injuries.    Further details on the incident were not available.

Dec 5, '11 1:33 PM
by David for everyone

    In the Capital Gazette photo by Tim Pratt,  Debra Cory looks on as Martin Hoy feeds two recently adopted pot-bellied pigs at a farm in Davidsonville. Cory’s boyfriend, Dave Blackburn, works at the Linthicum industrial park where the pigs were caught.
    The pair of pot-bellied pigs will eat just about anything, warm or cold, said Martin Hoy, who owns the farm. They especially love spaghetti.
    "You actually have to watch how much you feed them because, if you don't, they won't stop eating," Hoy said.
    Stimpson and Ren - whose quirky names hearken to the 1990s Nickelodeon cartoon "The Ren & Stimpy Show" - are eating much better these days than they were in September, when they were forced to fend for themselves near the Baltimore Washington Parkway in Linthicum.
    The county's Office of Animal Control believes a previous owner abandoned the pigs in late August or early September. The animals were spotted numerous times in a business park on Hammonds Ferry Road, but eluded Animal Control and Department of Natural Resources officers for weeks. One pig was finally caught Sept. 22 and the other was caught Sept. 28.
    After the animals were brought to the county shelter in Millersville, employees named them Miss Piggy and Kermit and worked with New Jersey-based Pig Placement Network to find new owners.
    Ultimately, Dave Blackburn and Debra Cory, a couple that lives on the farm with Hoy, adopted the pigs. Blackburn works in the business park and often saw the pigs on the property bordering the parkway. 
     To read much more about this story,  go to:

Dec 5, '11 1:24 PM
by David for everyone

    David William Geoffrey King, 80, a 36-year resident of Davidsonville, died peacefully from cancer on December 3, surrounded by family. 
    Born in Southport, England to the late Samuel and Elsa King, David served in the Royal Air Force developing radar technology at the end of WorldWar II. He spent most of his career in satellite communications and developing security systems for Homeland Security. 
    He enjoyed cooking, was an avid reader, enthusiastic Liverpool soccer fan, liked woodworking and model building, and loved fishing. 
    David is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rose E. King; four sons, Richard, John, Paul, and William; daughter, Jacqueline Payne; four brothers, Michael King of York, England, Thomas King of Devon, England, Robert King of York, England and Jim King of South Africa; six grandsons, John Robert, Zyryll, Tyler, Gabe, Brandon, and Scott Payne; and three granddaughters, Samantha, Nicole and Emily King. 
    Friends are invited to David's Celebration of Life 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday December 6 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Church starting at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesay, December 7followed by internment at Lakemont Memorial Gardens which is also in Davidsonville . An online guestbook is available at:www.kalasfuneralhomes.com

Dec 5, '11 1:20 PM
by David for everyone

    Dillon Thomas Moran, 16, a lifelong resident of Davidsonville, died on December 3. 
    Born in Annapolis, on May 19, 1995, Dillon had attended the Severn School since the eighth grade. He had a great love for all types of music and played multiple instruments. He was the bass guitarist for the Severn School band that performed in the Anne Arundel County Battle of the Bands competition. Dillon showed great aptitude in the technological field and loved any type of gadget. He was looking forward to studying engineering in college. A passionate athlete, He loved being part of a team. He grew up playing soccer and lacrosse for the Davidsonville Gators. He was currently a member of the Severn School men's varsity soccer team, was captain of the men's JV lacrosse team and played club lacrosse for Team Smartlink. A member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, Dillon loved wakeboarding, snow boarding, spending time with his family and friends and was loved by all who knew him. 
    Dillon was preceded in death by his grandfather, "Johnny" Carr and his grandmother, Helen Moran. He is survived by his parents, Martin and Barbara Moran; three brothers, 2nd Lt. Nicholas P. Moran, Cody S. Moran and Kyle M. Moran all of Davidsonville; his grandmother, Barbara Carr; his grandfather, Frank Moran; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. 
    Friends are invited to Dillon's Life Celebration 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday December 7 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m., Thursday, December 8. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Severn School Music Program, 201 Water St., Severna Park, MD 21146. An online guestbook is available at: www.kalasfuneralhomes.com

Nov 29, '11 1:47 PM
by David for everyone

On Monday at 1:27 p.m., a 23-year-old man was jogging near Davidsonville Park in the 3000 block of Patuxent River Road when he saw a man handling three dogs on retractable leashes, police said.

One of the dogs was able to get free and attacked the jogger.

During the attack, the handler fled with one of the three dogs, leaving the other two behind.

The jogger was eventually able to run away and call police. He was later taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center and was treated for wounds to his arms and legs.

According to the jogger and other witnesses, at least two of the dogs had been fighting at some point.

Animal Control responded and were able to find one of the two dogs, described as a white, brown and black American Bulldog mix.

The dog had visible wounds indicative of having been in a dog fight and was bleeding.

The second dog fled the area but was located and confined in a wooded area by a citizen. The dog was extremely aggressive and had to be tranquilized by Animal Control officers. The dog, described as a white and black American bulldog mix, also had wounds suggesting it been in a fight.

The dog later died en route to Animal Control.

The dog handler who fled the area is described as a black male in his mid 20's with some facial hair, wearing a green jacket, sunglasses and a Green Bay Packers hat that was recovered at the scene. He was possibly seen leaving the area in a gold-colored Dodge minivan with white logos on the sides traveling south on Patuxent River Road.

Anyone with information on the location of the third dog or on the identity or whereabouts of the dog handler that fled the scene is asked to contact Animal Control Officer Serena Beckner at 410-222-8900 ext. 3008.

Nov 29, '11 1:42 PM
by David for everyone

A woman was robbed of an unknown amount of cash while she was pulled over along Governor Bridge Road near Blackberry Lane in Davidsonville on Sunday evening, according to Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy.

Police said the victim pulled over around 6:19 p.m. on Sunday to type an address into her GPS. The 21-year-old Bowie woman told police that shortly thereafter, a white compact car pulled over in front of her. According to the statement, the driver of the white car was a woman. 

After the white car stopped, the victim said a man got out and walked to the car. He first asked if everything was all right, the statement said. Next, the man reportedly demanded money from the victim.

To read the complete article,  go to: http://edgewater.patch.com/articles/police-seek-suspects-in-sunday-robbery-along-gov-bridge-road-in-davidsonville

Nov 26, '11 7:38 PM
by David for everyone

    Maria Shields of Davidsonville won the 60-64 Female age group at the TCS Annapolis Half Marathon (3,229 finishers), Nov. 19.  
    There were 14 women from Davidsonville competing.  For the complete results,  go to:

Nov 26, '11 7:33 PM
by David for everyone

From The Capital:
As the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade makes its way through the streets of New York City this morning, an Archbishop Spalding High School senior will ride into the national spotlight.

Courtesy photo

Jordan Silver

Jordan Silver of Davidsonville is one of four lead singers performing the opening number in this year's parade.
Perched on a float above thousands of onlookers, Silver and three fellow members of New York-based Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Camp will be performing a new song written specifically for the parade.
Following the opening, Silver and the other students will make their way to the top of the parade route and travel through Manhattan, eventually escorting Santa Claus into Herald Square. The parade will be broadcast on NBC.
"It's going to be awesome to perform in front of millions of people," Silver said.
Silver and his family left for New York on Friday afternoon. After spending a weekend in the city, Jordan has been busy this week with parade rehearsals. He and his Stagedoor Manor colleagues had only three days to learn the new song and dance routine.
Despite the large audience, Silver isn't nervous. He has been acting since he was 4 or 5 and has been in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade before, though not as a lead singer. He marched in the parade as a member of Stagedoor Manor in 2009.
Silver's mom, Louise, said she stopped getting nervous about her son's performances years ago.
"Now it's just pure exhilaration," she said.
Louise and Bruce Silver, Jordan's father, began taking Jordan and his older sister, Geri, to on-stage productions when they were children. The couple never pushed their children to participate in the arts, but the pair developed an affinity anyway.
Geri is a senior at Ithaca College in New York and maintains an interest in theatre. Jordan has taken singing and acting lessons, performed in countless on-stage productions and attended Stagedoor Manor camps for the better part of a decade. He plans to attend camp next summer for the eighth time after he graduates from Spalding.
Spalding principal Lewis Van Wambeke will be sad to see Silver leave.
"He's a phenomenal young man," Van Wambeke said. "He's very talented. He gives a lot of his time and energy to the school."
Silver hopes to pursue a career as a performer. He is looking at musical theatre programs at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and University of Michigan.
He also is considering an English degree, but his ultimate goal is to perform, whether it's acting or singing or playing his guitar.
"Acting is the most fun you can have because you don't have to worry about being yourself," he said. "You can let everything else go away and perform."

Nov 26, '11 7:28 PM
by David for everyone

From The Capital:
The Annapolis District Council on Youth Ministries recently awarded their Youth Recognition Award to Chad Moeslein, a senior at South River High School.

Courtesy photoChad Moeslein, a senior at South River High School and member of the Davidsonville United Methodist Church, was recently awarded the Annapolis District Council on Youth Ministries Youth Recognition Award for his outstanding leadership and community-enriching activities.

The award includes citations and recognition from Gov. Martin O'Malley, the Maryland General Assembly, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen, the Anne Arundel County Council, the Annapolis District Superintendent of the Baltimore-Washington United Methodist Conference, the Annapolis District Council on Youth Ministries and Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
Chad has attended the Davidsonville United Methodist Church for over 10 years. He's been an active member in both worship and service and is involved in many activities through the church. He has a tremendous ability to communicate effectively with both the youth group and adult leaders, bridging the gap between generations and resulting in youth programs that push in a positive, faith-based direction.
As the church embarked on a "green" initiative, Chad spearheaded a youth-initiated recycling mission. Additionally, Chad has coordinated fundraising efforts with local organizations to raise money for youth service projects, specifically the Appalachia Service Project.
Chad is enrolled in the STEM program for science, technology, engineering and math and boasts an impressive 4.1 GPA. As part of his school's multicultural Success Team, he is involved in a number of community service projects every year, including Harvest for the Hungry and Soles4Souls. He is a member of his high school's National Honor Society and the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and he was recently selected for the United States Coast Guard Academy Introduction Mission. Chad is the son of Chuck and Tricia Moeslein of Davidsonville.

Nov 26, '11 7:23 PM
by David for everyone

    Plan to attend the Crop Sustainability & IPM Workshop, Monday, December 12,  2011 at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center (DFRC) at 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Rd, Davidsonville,  from  6 to 9 pm. The workshop will explore advanced crop production practices focusing on sustainability, food security, and integrated pest management tactics. 
    The University of Maryland Extension conducts equal access programs.  For special assistance to participate, contact Anne Arundel Co. Extension Office 410-222-6759 by December 7.  Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification & Nutrient Applicator Voucher Recertification will be awarded for full class participation. To register contact the Anne Arundel County Extension 410 222-6759, South County 301-970-8250, Ext. 6759.

Nov 26, '11 7:19 PM
by David for everyone

    Gina Mazza of Davidsonville received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in accounting and information systems from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.

Nov 26, '11 7:16 PM
by David for everyone

India G. Sauls, an equine business management major, has enrolled as a freshman at The University of Findlay for the 2011-12 academic year. Sauls, a 2010 graduate of South River High School, is the daughter of Sonya Sauls of Davidsonville and Robert Sauls of Edgewater.

Nov 26, '11 7:15 PM
by David for everyone

Elizabeth Henry of Davidsonville received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in human nutrition, foods and exercise from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in psychology from the College of Science at Virginia Tech.

Nov 21, '11 12:49 PM
by David for everyone

A 70-year-old man was seriously injured in a welding accident Friday in Davidsonville, according to the county Fire Department.
The man was working with welding equipment at a business on the 700 block of Central Avenue when his clothing caught fire shortly after noon, said fire department spokesman Division Chief Michael Cox. He could not confirm which business the incident occurred in.
Others in the area were able to help put the fire out, but the man was burned on over 18 percent of his body.
He was airlifted by state police helicopter to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center in Baltimore with serious, but nonlife-threatening injuries.

Nov 21, '11 12:43 PM
by David for everyone

    William C. Sunderland, 82, a resident of Edgewater for over 50 years, died November 15 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was born August 18, 1929 in Bristol. 
    He worked as a federal government employee, then retired.    He was a member of the Davidsonville United Methodist Church and the Davidsonville Ruritan Club. He enjoyed hunting and was a Redskin's fan. 
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia and brother, Ralph Sunderland. He is survived by two daughters, Shirley A. Edwards of Sandy Spring and Lori A. Heider of Lothian; two sisters, Isabel Plu
mmer and Patricia Woods, both of Dunkirk; and three grandchildren, Taylor Edwards, Madison Edwards and Demi Heider. 
    Visitation is 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, with funeral to begin at 11 a.m., at the Hardesty Funeral Home P.A., 12 Ridgely Ave., Davidsonville. Memorial contributions can be made to the Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 W Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD 21035. Online condolences can be made at 

Nov 16, '11 11:47 AM
by David for everyone

Join the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce at the Holiday Mixer at Homestead Gardens,  Thursday,  Nov. 17, 6-9 PM. . This is the premier holiday event of the season. Taste signature dishes from 14 local restaurants and caterers. Enjoy the sounds of the Rob Levit Trio. Register at www.aaaccc.org. 
Non-members welcome! Tickets ar $50.

Nov 16, '11 11:39 AM
by David for everyone

    On Nov. 10, 2011,  AA Co. police arrested Tierre Thomas Wallace, 35, and Jason Jamal Edmonds at a home in the 1500 block of Gov. Bridge Road in Davidsonville. During a search of the residence, police found suspected PCP, heroin, illegal prescription medication and drug paraphernalia with an estimated street value of $215. 

Nov 9, '11 4:52 PM
by David for everyone

     WILLIAM WESLEY "BILL" NEAL,  JR. was born on December 27, 1941. He died at his home in Arnold, MD on November 5, 2011 of natural causes. 
    He was the oldest son of the late William W. and Doris M. Neall of Davidsonville.   He is survived by his children, William Neall III, Brian Neall, Michael Neall and Amanda Neall Ritchey. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Neall and his sister, Susan Neall Murnane. He has 9 grandchildren, Michael, Sabrina, Hannah, Brian, Sarah, Troy, Madison, Grace and Charlotte and many nieces and nephews. 
    Bill was a top salesman at Mazo Lerch and Company in the 60's and 70's but was best known for running the Davidsonville Storewhich he purchased from his father in 1977. He was a quiet man who was generous to strangers and friends alike. He was a 32 Degree Mason and a member Annapolis Masonic lodge. In his later years he enjoyed traveling to Ireland, the Netherlands and Costa Rica with his brother-in-law, Timothy Murnane, and a group of close friends. He enjoyed afternoons at the Green Turtle in Edgewater and Mike's Crab House in Riva.
    Friends are invited to Bill's Life Celebration on Tuesday, November 8, from 4 to 7PM at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 9, at 11AM, at All Hallows Parish, 864 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville. Interment immediately following in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the William and Doris Neall Memorial Scholarship Fund, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012. An online guestbook is available for your convenience atwww.kalasfuneralhomes.com.

Nov 9, '11 4:48 PM
by David for everyone

    Betty Poston Tucker, 80, of Davidsonville, died November 5 after a battle with pneumonia. She was born on December 21, 1930 in Washington, D.C. to the late Sumpter Silcott and Ida Bell Thomas Poston. 
    The youngest of nine children, she attended Eastern High School in Washington D.C. After her graduation in 1947, she went to work for the District of Columbia Government. 
    In September 1952 Betty met and married Ellsworth Tucker. She then moved her career to NSA where she retired in 1976. After retirement she worked part-time for the A.A. County Recreation and Parks Department. 
    She was a strong supporter and leader for women's athletics. Betty was instrumental in the development and establishment of the Davidsonville Athletic Club and the girls' basketball and softball programs. She was an avid bridge player, achieving the recognition of "Life Master". She enjoyed traveling with her family and friends and never missed a Saturday yard sale where she looked for the many bargains to be had. She loved eating crabs and was a diehard Redskin fan. 
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellsworth "Whitey" Tucker; sisters, Virginia "Jinx" White and Jeanne Viqueria; and brothers, John W. Poston and Robert "Bobby" Poston. She is survived by her daughter, Susan K. Hamilton, and her husband, Greg, of Davidsonville; two sisters, Doris P. Henry of California, and Gertude P. Shymansky, of Edgewater; brother, Richard S. Poston of Davidsonville and grandchildren, Jeffrey T. Hamilton and Whitney T. Hamilton, both of Davidsonville; as well as many nieces and nephews. 
    Friends are invited to Betty's Life Celebration on Wednesday, November 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 10 at 10 a.m. Inurnment at All Hallows Church Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to "Rec Deeds For Special Needs", 1 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401. An online guestbook is available for your convenience at 

Nov 9, '11 4:41 PM
by David for everyone

    Gilbert F. Snead, 97, a six-year resident of Davidsonville and formerly a resident of Riva for 70 years, died of natural causes Oct 1. at the home of his caregivers, Kenny and Barbara Harrington. 
    He was born Aug. 9, 1912 in Richmond Va. 
    He retired from Judd & Detweiler, Inc. printing department after 35 years. He was a member of Weems Creek Baptist Church, Boumi Temple, a life member of Scottish Rites, a life member of Glen Burnie Lodge #213, a life member of Annapolis Elks.

Nov 9, '11 4:36 PM
by David for everyone

    There will be a multi-church gathering to worship on Saturday,  Nov. 12, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church,  located  at 4012 Birdsville Road, Davidsonville, MD 21035
    Music will be provided by various music groups from Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on Ark Road, and Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
    Refreshments will be served.
    For more information please call 410-798-5300.

Nov 9, '11 4:30 PM
by David for everyone

    The Holy Family Church's Youth Group Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be on Saturday, November 12th from 6 - 9 PM.  There will be a live performance by May Rybak and items for sale for some early Christmas shopping. Come and enjoy an evening out while experiencing the great service of our wonderful youth!     
    Ages 13 and over are $10.00; ages 5 thru 12 are $5.00 and children under 4 years are free. Family rate is $35.00

Nov 3, '11 5:55 PM
by David for everyone

    SteveFidyk, of Davidsonville, is the conductor of the Chesapeake Youth Symphony 
Orchestra's new jazz ensemble - the organization's first new group in seven years.
    Fidyk wants to hold auditions for the roughly 20 spots in the ensemble starting this month and hopes to have a group assembled by the end of the year. Weekly rehearsals would begin in January, with a first concert planned for the CYSO's March gala.
    Ideally, Fidyk would like the ensemble to consist of five trumpets, five saxophones and four trombones - along with a bass, piano, drums, guitar, percussion and a vocalist. The group would focus on big band classics by luminaries such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman.   
    For additional information in a long Capital-Gazette article,  go to:
    In the photo Trumpeter Daniel Ocasio jams with drummer Tony Fidyk at Bates Middle School last week as Fidyk’s father, Steve, looks on. Steve Fidyk is the conductor of the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra’s new jazz ensemble

Nov 2, '11 9:31 AM
by David for everyone

     Anne Arundel County Police responded at about 8:30 a.m. Friday (Oct. 28) to a report of a car crash on Patuxent River Road and Double Gate Road in Davidsonville. When they got there, police found a crashed white Dodge Neon off the road, in the woods. The car had significant damage from hitting the tree.

     There was no one  with the car,  but police found five teen age boys  from Annapolis nearby and determined that the car had been stolen.
     For the complete story,  go to:  http://edgewater.patch.com/articles/friday-morning-davidsonville-car-crash-turns-out-to-have-been-in-stolen-vehicle


Nov 2, '11 9:19 AM
by David for everyone

    A Davidsonville man has plead guilty and was convicted of wire fraud in a  mortgage fraud scheme.  Stephen J. Troese Sr., 72, practiced as a title attorney and controlled several title companies that operated in the Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington areas, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore, which announced the plea deal.    Because of bookkeeping errors and embezzlement,  the firm's escrow accounts were depleted as new funds were diverted to pay off older mortgages.  With the recent economic downturn,  the new incoming funds were not enough to keep up the juggling of funds. 

Nov 2, '11 9:02 AM
by David for everyone

    There will be a 5K race at Riva Trace Baptist Church in Davidsonville on Thursday,  November 24 at 8:00 AM. The 5k  course loops around the grounds of Riva Trace Baptist Church in Davidsonville, partially paved and part cross country. There will be prizes for top 2 male/female finishers in each age group. There will be a 100 yard dash for the kids as well.
    For more info,  e-mail lgrevin@yahoo.com

Nov 2, '11 8:54 AM
by David for everyone

    Join the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce at the Holiday Mixer on November 17 at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville. 
    This is the premier holiday event of the season with signature dishes from 14 local restaurants and caterers.  The diners will enjoy the sounds of the Rob Levit Trio. 
    You can register at www.aaaccc.org.  Non-members are welcome! Tickets are $50.

Oct 26, '11 9:50 AM
by David for everyone

    The Arundel Volunteer Fire Dept., located at 2380 Davidsonville Road, continues to hold sandwiches sales on Saturdays during the fall.  Each at. they fire up the grill and serve fresh pit-beef, ham and turkey sandwiches. The meat is smoked all morning and served on freshly baked rolls. Sandwiches are usually ready for sale by 10:30 a.m. and cost $6. Soda, water and chips are also available. There are picnic tables on site and there is always a firefighter available to give a tour of the station and the fire engines. All the proceeds from the sales go directly to AVFD.

Oct 26, '11 9:37 AM
by David for everyone

    The tropical storms Irene and Lee dumped up to 50 times the normal amount of rain into the Patuxent River causing one dock to break free of its moorings and hea downstream until getting snagged on a log jam.  The river and trail keeping team called Patuxent Roughnecks had to find a way to bring the dock back upstream to its original location.  The story and pictures are at: 

Oct 20, '11 1:55 PM
by David for everyone

     Victor John Krisko "Vic", 81, a seven year resident of Davidsonville, previously of Sarasota, FL, died Wednesday, October 19 at his son's residence, of congestive heart failure, after a two month illness. 
     Born October 9, 1930 in Greensburg, PA to the late John Krisko and Angeline Hollick Krisko, he graduated from Greensburg High School and attended California University of Pennsylvania. Victor served in the U.S. Navyas an Electronics Technician Third Class from September 20, 1950 to June 29, 1954; receiving the Korean Service Medal, United Nations medal, Good Conduct medal, National Defense medal and in 2002, Republic of Korea War Service Medal. Mr. Krisko worked as an engineer for IBM, retiring after 21 years. His memberships included American Legion Post 226 in May, Veteran's of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3233 in Sarasota, FL and AmVets Post 99 in Vandalia, OH. Victor enjoyed playing Golf, World War II History, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates and was an avid cross-word puzzle solver. 
    In addition to this parents, Victor was predeceased by his wife, Barrie Jean Reed Krisko and a sister, Josephine Wisneski. He is survived by two sons, Thomas A. Krisko of Greenwood, DE and Robert S. Krisko and his wife Alyssa of Davidsonville; two daughters, Valerie J. Kutchma of Hurrah, OK and Kimberly A. Nicholas and her husband Richard of Houston, DE; two brothers, Robert S. Krisko and Gregory Nieto, both of Lahaska, PA; a sister, Ann Adams of San Diego, CA; six grandchildren, Michael A. Kutchma of Moore, OK, Thomas J. Krisko of Wappingers Falls, NY, Christopher J. Kutchma of Beacon, NY, Jessica L. Krisko of Poughkeepsie, NY and Joshua D. Nicholas and Heather A. Nicholas, both of Houston, DE; also survived by one great-grandson, Frederick Krisko. 
     Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 21, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. A private burial will be held at Fishkill Rural Cemetery in Fishkill, NY at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401. Online guestbook available at www.kalasfuneralhomes.com

Oct 20, '11 1:48 PM
by David for everyone

     Elizabeth Louise Hanna, a resident of Davidsonville, died October 18. 
     She was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Owen. She is survived by three sons, Mike (Rosanne) Dwyer of California, LA, Mark Hanna of Davidsonville, and Matt (Kristen) Hanna of Chicago, IL; brother, Charlie Owen; and three grandchildren, Andrew, Lilly, and Laylane. 
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 21, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville. Interment in Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville. Please sign the family's guestbook at: www.beallfuneral.com

Oct 18, '11 10:53 PM
by David for everyone

    At noon Oct. 30, Halloween Bingo for Kids will be held at Arundel Volunteer Fire Department, 2380 Davidsonville Road. Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to come in costume. 
    Lunch will be served with bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Reservations are requested but not necessary. Call 410-451-0742. Cost is $10 per person.

Oct 14, '11 10:41 AM
by David for everyone

At Davidsonville Elementary School earlier this week, 14 acting students made up their own creatures. They gave life to "squirms" and "gacks" and played a game with them.
Next up was an art activity, then a talk by instructor Tyler Herman about the various acting skills they used in the initial exercise. It was the third of eight weekly, after-school sessions.
"It's incredibly fun," said Herman, of Washington, D.C. "Their imaginations are boundless. My job ... is to say nothing's too much; nothing's too outlandish."
Tommy O'Brien certainly agreed. He was hopping around frantically and waving his arms while pretending to be one of the creatures. "I like this class," said the 8-year-old. "We get to act and play fun games."
Fellow third graders Katherine Campo and Lillian Baker said pretending to be someone or something other than themselves was challenging, but also very enjoyable.
"I learned that when you're acting and you're a different character, sometimes you have to change your voice," Lillian said.
It's especially hard to try to talk like a boy, she said. "For us girls, it's hard to act like a boy."

Oct 14, '11 10:31 AM
by David for everyone

Annapolis, MD (October 11, 2011) - County Executive John R. Leopold today announced the appointment of former Army Sgt. Kenneth W. Thompson as Chairman of the Veteran Affairs Commission.

“Ken Thompson has a distinguished record in the military and in business,” County Executive Leopold said. “I am confident that he will enhance the performance of a commission that has already made strides in improving the lives of our active and retired military personnel.”

Thompson, a Davidsonville resident, was most recently a Senior Project Engineer for TurningPoint Global Solutions, Inc. He previously worked for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Treasury and the Secret Service. He holds a master’s degree from George Washington University and an associate’s degree from Montgomery College.  Thompson is a veteran of the Vietnam War who specialized in communications and intelligence.

Working with the Veteran Affairs Commission and the County Council,
County Executive Leopold has helped establish hiring preferences for
veterans and provided funding for treatment of post traumatic stress and drug addiction. The 13-member Veteran Affairs Commission is a forum for all Anne Arundel County veterans of military service. It is charged with identifying opportunities to improve financial and other assistance to veterans, including higher education and healthcare, as well as providing statistics and organizing events for our troops and veterans.

Oct 10, '11 12:52 AM
by David for everyone

     The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp.  hosted the fifth annual Agriculture Education Day on Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.   Fun, food, music and an agricultural showcase were featured at the  Y Worry Farm, 1501 Rossback Road, Davidsonville.

Oct 10, '11 12:48 AM
by David for everyone

    Join Holy Family Church on October 22, 6pm-9pm for their first Italian Dinner Event. Four course menu of Wedding Soup or Bruschetta starter, entree of Meatballs, Sausage or Marinated Chicken over Pasta or Vegetarian Grilled Vegetables over Pasta, next will be a 5 lettuce spring mix w/all the accoutrements and Garlic/Herb Toast and finally homemade Cannoli for dessert. $20.00 per person before October 18th. $30.00 at the door. Ages 5-12 $10.00; under 5 free. Tickets can be purchased after weekend Masses or by calling the office at 410-269-0586 or 301-261-7399.

Oct 10, '11 12:42 AM
by David for everyone

  An essay contest was held only for fifth-graders at Davidsonville Elementary.  Tinker Shoemaker, chairman of the contest, awarded each of the three winning students a $100 savings bond. This year's winners are Jack Irvin, Jillian Creswell and Anna Jacobson.

Oct 10, '11 12:40 AM
by David for everyone

    Tommy Redmiles, a resident of Davidsonville, passed away at age 26 this past March from complications due to Crohn's disease.   His family and friends found comfort in showing their support with donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America in his memory.
On Oct. 14, the Thomas H. Redmiles Foundation will present the T-Red Memorial Golf Classic at Bay Hills Golf Club, 545 Bay Hills Drive in Arnold. Proceeds will be donated to CCFA. The public is invited to attend and participate.
The tournament will be a four-person scramble with a tee-time at 1 p.m. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. The $100 fee per golfer includes greens and cart fees; hot dog lunch at registration, soft drinks, water and domestic beers on the course; dinner catered by Bayside Bull; a polo shirt and goodie bag; and one voucher for a full round of golf to be used at a later date.
Highlights include a hole-in-one contest for a new car donated by Lexus of Annapolis, a fresh orange crush station by The Main Ingredient, and a closest-to-the-pin contest hosted by Navy Athletics.
The dinner and awards reception will start at 6:30 p.m. and is open to non-golfing guests for a $20 donation. The reception will include a surprise emcee, raffles and silent auction with a variety of items up for bid, including sports memorabilia and tickets, locally made jewelry and artwork, restaurant gift certificates, hotel and golf packages, and much more.
All golfers and dinner guests must register in advance. Sponsorship opportunities start at $50. For information, visit www.tredgolfclassic.com.

Oct 10, '11 12:36 AM
by David for everyone

The Davidsonville Ruritan Club recently held their awards dinner to present five scholarships to Davidsonville students and to announce the winners of the Mildred Watkins fifth-grade essay contest.
Dr. Richard Garden, chairman of the scholarship committee, sent out scholarship applications to school guidance counselors who nominated candidates. (The applications are also available on the Davidsonville Ruritan's website in the winter.) All scholarships are reviewed in such manner that no one knows whose application is whose until after a winner has been selected.
This year, five students were awarded scholarships of $1,000 per year for four years. The winning students are Sarah Jentilett, Jessica D'Ambrosio, Megan Hensley, Shelby Heinecke and Alyson Lombardo.

Sep 27, '11 12:07 AM
by David for everyone

    Come and hear Christina King on Wednesday, October 12th at 7:30pm at Holy Family Church in Davidsonville. 
    Have you ever been interested in Iconography? What do new, scientific discoveries about Our Lady's Tilma tell us about Life and Love in our culture today? About the status of the Christian Family? How our culture today parallels the Aztec culture at that time? 
    Christina King is the weekly radio host of "Embracing Your Greatness", a live call-in show. She is taking her talk on Our Lady of Guadalupe across the nation. Don't miss the chance to hear her. Tickets are $5.00/sold after all Masses the first 2 weekends of October as well as through the parish office.

Sep 25, '11 7:13 PM
by David for everyone

    JOHN J. DWYER, SR.  Passed away Friday, September 23, 2011 at his home in Davidsonville, MD. 
    Mr. Dwyer was a Real Estate Attorney who had a passion for Computer Programming and Texas Hold "Em. Mr. Dwyer was born in Washington, DC. He graduated from the Mount Vernon School of Law in 1970. 
    He is survived by his wife, Patricia Dwyer of Davidsonville; four children, Barbara Coffey of Florida, Sandra Sberro of Florida, John Dwyer, Jr. of Davidsonville and Jennifer Dent of Pasadena, MD; two stepchildren, Kimberly McKnight of Chesapeake Beach, MD and Gregory McKnight of Huntingtown, MD; brother of Mary Kevilly of Frederick, MD.; and seven grandchildren. 
    Family will receive friends at the family owned BEALL FUNERAL HOME, 6512 NW Crain Hwy (Rt. 3 South), Bowie, MD on Monday, September 26, 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD 21035. Interment private. If desired, contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401. Please view and sign the family's guestbook at: www.beallfuneral.com.  

Sep 20, '11 2:29 PM
by David for everyone

    Under cloudy skies hundreds of Holy Family church members enjoyed an afternoon of fellowship and fun while feasting on hotdogs, hamburgers and delicious sides and deserts prepared by the parishioners themselves on Sept. 18.
    Children gleefully jumped around in a horse-shaped moon bounce, tossed bean bags, had their faces painted, decorated pumpkins and crafted scarecrows with their parents at the western themed event  while Deacon Tom Beales treated parishioners to an old-fashioned wagon ride around church grounds.
    For more about the picnic,  go to:

Sep 20, '11 2:11 PM
by David for everyone

    The All Hallows’ Parish  was established officially in 1692. The community of All Hallows’ dates back to 1669 with the earliest records on baptisms that were celebrated. The church itself was built in 1729. They maintain two historic buildings and hold services at both The Brick Church in Edgewater, as well as The Chapel in Davidsonville.
    The Reverend Alistair So came to this congregation in early 2008 from a position as Associate Pastor at St. Martins in-the-Field Church in Severna Park.    He was raised in Hong Kong and educated in an Anglican School within the British school system.   He learned English, but continued to speak the native languages of his parents. An only child, So first came to live abroad as a college undergraduate at American University where he received a Bachelor of Science in biology. He then attended graduate school at Georgetown where he earned a Master of Science degree in microbiology.
    You can read more about the parish and Rev. So at:    http://edgewater.patch.com/articles/pastor-qa-rev-alistair-so-rector-all-hallows-parish

Sep 20, '11 1:53 PM
by David for everyone

    The Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 W. Central Ave., will have its annual Autumn Jubilation and BBQ Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24.
    Food items available for sale include: apple-themed baked goods table, bags of orchard fresh apples and apple cider. The bags of apples and apple cider are from Brown's Orchard in Loganville, Pa. The Tongues of Fire BBQ ministry team will serve smoked and slow-cooked pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket and pit-cooked half-chickens. Beverages include fresh apple cider, sodas and bottled water.
    Annapolis Big Band Caliente, which plays all styles of Latin music as well as the traditional big band songs with a twist, will entertain with their swinging tunes. Also, the Chesapeake Pickers will keep your feet stomping.
    The youth group will be offering games for young children. Local vendors will be selling a wide variety of goods including hand-crafted items. Vendors interested in reserving a table should call the church office or email 

Sep 20, '11 1:50 PM
by David for everyone

    The Grimes family and several other Davidsonville families have been involved in tractor pulls for several decades.  To read a little about the Grimes family,  go to:

Sep 20, '11 1:24 PM
by David for everyone

    DAVID L. ANDERSON, SR,  of Davidsonville passed away Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the age of 64. 
    Arrangements provided by Lasting Tributes Cremation & Funeral Care, P.A. For service details and online condolences please visit www.LastingTributesFuneralCare.com

Sep 18, '11 8:12 AM
by David for everyone

Salisbury senior attacker Trish DiGirolomo was named to the 2011 ECAC Division III South All-Star team. The Davidsonville resident, who was also a first team All-American, scored 38 goals and dished off 53 assists for a team-leading 91 points last season. The Archbishop Spalding product ranked seventh nationally in assists per game (2.79) in helping the Sea Gulls (19-3) capture their seventh straight Capital Athletic Conference championship.

Sep 18, '11 8:06 AM
by David for everyone

   Katcef Bros. of Annapolis held their  first Harvest Beer Festival at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville on Sept. 17 which  attracted more than 700 brew lovers.
    "I'm a beer enthusiast," said Bob Childs of Annapolis, sipping a pint outside the tasting tents. "I make beer, I drink beer, so to come to an event like this ... when there's a tasting at a store, the selection is usually pretty limited."
    Not so at this festival, which showcased about 50 different beers from a dozen breweries. The most popular, according to some event organizers, was the Box Car Pumpkin Porter from Charlottesville, Va.-based Starr Hill Brewery.
    Katcef Bros., an Annapolis beer distributor, organized the festival to benefit the Scenic Rivers Land Trust.
    "There will be one next year," said Neil Katcef, the company's president. "I'm overwhelmed by the turnout. It's so much more than we expected."
    To read more about the Festival,  go to:

Sep 16, '11 2:42 PM
by David for everyone

From The Capital 
   AA Co. Police had arrested three men early Thursday morning after being called to a theft in progress.   Police were called at 1:28 a.m. by a resident who saw men putting items from a neighbor's yard in Herald Harbor into a pickup, which sped off with at least one suspect in the back of the truck.    Police set up a perimeter on the few roads leading out of the area.
    Officers spotted the Ford F-350 on River Road. The truck then turned onto Generals Highway.    Police pulled the truck over at the intersection of Crownsville Road and Generals Highway. Two men were in the back of the truck, along with numerous tools and spools of wire.
    Police said they were able to identify some of the tools as being stolen from a truck parked in the 300 block of Walnut Trail in Herald Harbor. They also said they found that some of the tools had been taken from a truck on First Street off South Haven Road.    All three men in the truck were arrested and charged with fourth-degree burglary, theft, destruction of property and rogue and vagabond, police said.
    Arrested were the driver, George Graff, 53, of Flanders Lane in Harwood, Benjamin Ponta, 24, of Bowie, and Christopher Stafford, 25, of Governor Bridge Road in Davidsonville.

Sep 16, '11 2:25 PM
by David for everyone

    The Board of Education is looking to redistrict the Central, Mayo, and Davidsonville Elementary School Districts.   Central is badly overcrowded but Mayo has some room remaining,  and the new Davidsonville school has even more room.  

Sep 16, '11 2:06 PM
by David for everyone

    Henry Edward "Dick" Gertz Jr., 80, a 65-year resident of Davidsonville, died September 15 from complications of cancer. 
    He was born Feb. 8, 1931, to the late Henry Edward and Lillian Pullman Gertz.   He graduated from Arundel High School in 1948 and continued to work on the family farm.   In 1951, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in Korea as the war was winding down.   After his service, Dick was employed as a mechanic for Capital Airlines at Washington International Airport.   He then worked as a night manager at the Dixie Bar-B-Que Restaurant at Waysons Corner in Lothian.   Later, Dick owned and operated the Meade Superette Store in Odenton. After selling his business, Dick worked at Rips Restaurant in Bowie as a manager until his retirement in 1995. 
    Throughout his life, Dick was fascinated with airplanes. In his youth, he spent his spare time assembling model airplanes. Dick became a licensed pilot and entertained his family and friends for many years with his airplane rides. Dick also enjoyed cooking, reading, hunting, growing cactuses in his greenhouse, and gardening and was an avid bowler. He also enjoyed sharing his homegrown vegetables with family and friends and spending time with his children and grandchildren. 
    Dick was a charter member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Gambrills and Crofton. 
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gilbert Roy "Jack" Gertz. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Janet Adamson Gertz; three daughters, Cheryl (Jim) Washington of Mt. Airy, Cindy (Terry Lewis) Gertz of Leicester, NC and Betina Jones of West Palm Beach, FL; son, Bruce (Marie) Gertz of Davidsonville; sister, Lorraine Clow of Davidsonville; and two grandchildren, Sarah and Ryan Washington of Mt. Airy. 
    Friends are invited to Dick's Life Celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 18 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, where the funeral service will held at 12 noon on Monday, September 19. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in Dick's name to a charity of one's choice. Online guestbook available atwww.kalasfuneralhomes.com

Sep 14, '11 1:43 PM
by David for everyone

    Vernon "Jerry" Nicholson, 64, of Davidsonville, died September 10. 
    He was born Dec. 13, 1946, in Astoria, OR, the son of the late Archie and Margaret Nicholson. He was raised in Long Beach, WA, and graduated from the University of Washington prior to serving his country in the U.S. Army. Jerry worked for McKenna, Long & Aldridge in Washington, DC. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. 
    He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Sharon Nicholson; son, Jeffery of Davidsonville; stepdaughters, Melissa Wagner ofDavidsonville and Kathleen Gilmore of Ft. Hood, TX; three grandchildren, Adam, Jacklyn and Dylan Gilmore, all of Ft. Hood, TX; and sister, Marietta Bergman of Port Townsend, WA. 
    A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Sep 9, '11 1:33 PM
by David for everyone

    Homestead Gardens will host the Third Annual Annapolis Tomato Festival on Sept 10 from noon until 6 p.m. This family-friendly event will feature three different contests: the Chesapeake Chili Cook-off, the Salsa Competition and the Ledo Fastest Pizza Eating Contest. Registration for all contests is open to the public; restaurants and individuals are welcome to enter the cooking contests. 
    There also will be samplings of a wide variety of tomatoes as well as different tomato-based foods. We will have live music and cooking demonstrations throughout the day. 
    Tickets: Individuals are $10 each.
    A portion of the profits from the Tomato Festival and Chili Cook-off will go to support Save the Coconuts, an Annapolis-based nonprofit organization.

Sep 9, '11 1:28 PM
by David for everyone

   Davidsonville resident Travis Pastrana will be inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday, Nov. 10 (6-10 p.m.) at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Pastrana has excelled in Motocross racing, motorcycle jumping and rally cars. He is currently pursuing stock car racing with the goal of one day competing on the Sprint Cup circuit.

Sep 9, '11 1:23 PM
by David for everyone

    The recent rains have created many problems with some of the worst flooding in years.  An unusual event was a deep sinkhole on Patuxent River Rd and Queen Ann Bridge Rd. in Davidsonville.   To read about that and other problems,  go to:

Sep 9, '11 1:17 PM
by David for everyone

From The Capital
   Chas Thompson, who co-owns the Davidsonville Market Deli & Pizza with his wife Frannie, said much of the store's success lies in its blend of a friendly atmosphere, a loyal customer base, product variety and homemade goods, including everything from pizza to cupcakes to egg salad sandwiches.
    "We don't want to be a 7-Eleven. We don't want to be a High's," said Thompson, who has owned the market for six years.
    "People want good food and quality food, and they're willing to pay for it," he said.
    Thompson said his daughter will likely take over the market, which is now about 100 years old.

Sep 2, '11 11:05 AM
by David for everyone

    Anne Marie Whitesell, daughter of Stacey Whitesell of Davidsonville, recently received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Roanoke College.  She graduated with the following honors: summa cum laude, Nu Chapter, Phi Beta Kappa, Honors Program.  She graduated from South River High School.

Sep 2, '11 11:02 AM
by David for everyone

   Maggie Kerr, daughter of Glenn and Marie Kerr of Davidsonville, recently graduated from the A.B. Freeman School of Business of Tulane University with a master of finance degree.

Sep 2, '11 10:46 AM
by David for everyone

    Woodland Beach volunteer fireman Mark Holiday lives in Davidsonville but he doesn’t spend much time there. His regular job is in Prince George's County working for the P.G. County Public School system.  His nights, weekends and holidays are usually spent in Edgewater  where he can be found cooking dinner, housekeeping, watching TV and hanging out with friends, along with responding to life and death situations. 

    The Woodland Beach VFD provides fire and rescue services to the greater Edgewater/Mayo and surrounding communities.
    You can read more about him and see additional pictures at: http://crofton.patch.com/articles/hero-profile-wbvfd-fire-fighter-mark-holiday#photo-7320275

Sep 2, '11 10:34 AM
by David for everyone

    A Wed. night burglary on Strawberry Run in Davidsonville was solved on Thur. morning  with the arrest of two men on Rt. 2 near Dunkirk.     The men in possession of the victims property and burglary tools were are Michael A Flaherty III, 27, of no fixed address and an accomplice  identified as Donald S. Byrd, 30, of Huntingtown, MD.  For further info,  go to:

Aug 30, '11 1:30 AM
by David for everyone

    This October, Lynn Matthews, founder of  Yoga 4 Life and former owner of  Golden Heart Yoga in Annapolis, is moving her  customized classes in a beautifully  renovated barn located in scenic Davidsonville, just seconds away from the Davidsonville Elementary School on Central Avenue.

Aug 30, '11 1:21 AM
by David for everyone

The Thomas H. Redmiles Foundation presents the T-Red Memorial Golf Classic to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Held in memory of Tommy Redmiles of Davidsonville who recently passed away at age 26 from complications due to Crohn's Disease. The day includes golf, hot dog lunch and snack, drinks, catered dinner, silent auction, raffles, prizes and more at Bay Hills Golf Club in Arnold, MD. $100 per golfer, 4 person scramble with a 1 p.m. tee-time. Non-golfing friends are invited to attend the Dinner and Awards Reception at 5 p.m. for a $20 donation. Affordable sponsorship opportunities starting at $50 are available. Please visit facebook.com/tredclassic or call Ron Thomas at 443-744-0278 for registration info.

Aug 25, '11 5:07 PM
by David for everyone

    Lauren Gleason of Davidsonville recently graduated cum laude from Amherst College.  The daughter of James Gleason and Cynthia Butler majored in law, jurisprudence and social thought.  She graduated from Annapolis High School. 

Aug 25, '11 4:59 PM
by David for everyone

    The second annual Annapolis Tmato Festival will be held on Sat., Aug. 27, at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville. Admission is $10 per person or $25 per family.  Tickets can be purchased at www.homesteadgardens.com.

Aug 24, '11 8:46 AM
by David for everyone

    Annapolis Area Christina School graduate Alina Cooper, 18, of Davidsonville is among four graduates giving advice to incoming high school students in a video linked below.   She is the third to appear in the video.
    She will be attending the University of Maryland this fall.

Aug 24, '11 8:28 AM
by David for everyone

    Torrance Wallace, 43, was arrested for shoplifting and assaulting two liquor store employees on West St. in Annapolis.  The Davidsonville man was identified after leaving his drivers license at a check cashing store next door to the liquor store.

Aug 20, '11 4:49 PM
by David for everyone

    Anne Arundle County has issued a marriage license to  Usman Zia,  age 29, of Crofton, and , Naila Pervez Choudhry, age 17, of Davidsonville.


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