Friday, May 31, 2013

David Siegert Passes Away

    David Lee Siegert, 69, a longtime resident of Davidsonville, died May 29 after battling cancer for almost two years.
    Born July 12, 1943 in Springfield, Ohio, David was the youngest son of Sheldon R. Siegert and Evelyn (nee Foster) Siegert Schwallenberg. David lived in the Annapolis and Davidsonville area and was raised by his grandparents, Edwin and Mary (Lida) (nee Rogers) Siegert.
    David and his grandfather participated in horse pulling contests at local fairs including Upper Marlboro, Gaithersburg, Timonium and Annapolis. After graduating from Annapolis High school in 1961, he worked as a carpenters' helper for his uncle, Louis Siegert. He worked for builder, Ralph Decker during the building of Gingerville.
    At the age of twenty four he joined the Army and served in Germany during the Vietnam War. Soon after returning home in March of 1968, he started his own business as a general contractor, D. L. Siegert Builders, Inc. In 1972 he served as a Delegate at the National Democratic Convention. He was a member of the VFW, Moose, Knights of Pythias and the Farm Bureau.
    David was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, half sister, Margo (nee Schwallenberg) Wilkes and half brother, Jay Kay Schwallenberg. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Siegert; daughter, Nichole Fleming of Annapolis; brother, Ray Siegert, (Elizabeth) of Purcellville, VA; two half brothers, Steven Siegert (Judy) of Mid Lothian , VA and Arthur Schwallenberg of Baltimore; half sister, Judith Schwallenberg; and step granddaughter, Michele Buhler (John) of Alexandria, VA.; extended family; Willis and MaryEllen Emory and family of King George, VA, Joyce Lester and Frank Lowman of Edgewater, and Alvin, Ginger, Trey, Abby and Ethan Sutphin of Davidsonville, and Norma Farr of Centerville.
    A visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8, Sunday, June 2, at Hardesty Funeral Home at 905 Galesville Road, Galesville, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Monday. Internment at Woodfield Cemetery in Galesville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution be made to the AAMC's Geaton and JoAnn De Cesaris Cancer Institute or Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Hwy, Annapolis, MD 21401 ( Online Condolences may be placed

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:
...a six brm, four bath colonial on .92 acres at 1806 Fox Creek Court for $965,000
...a five brm, four bath home on 4.1 acres at 3804 Birdsville Road for $1,249,000

Wildlife Center Improving Water Quality

    Beards Creek has had high bacteria counts for years due to run-off from the Davidsonville Wildlife Center.  Recent work of adding ponds there is changing this. 
    On May 30, the South River Federation dedicated its new Beards Creek headwaters wetland restoration project at the Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary, 3156 Beards Point Road.
    The project was funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, Constellation Energy and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, designed by Underwood & Associates and constructed by Brightwater. Arlington Echo, Sylva Native Nursery, Underwood & Associates and Chesapeake Bay Roasting Co. made plant contributions.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Real Estate Sales

    Recent Davidsonville real estate sales include 2520 Chapman Lane from Governors Bridge Corp to James Vincent and Janine A. Carran for $230,000, and 1042 Sugar Maple Drive from Bruce and Louise Silver to Johnny P and Kristy Moseley for $525,000.

Pastrana Hits Wall at History 300

    Travis Pastrana was running well in the History 300 NASCAR race at Charlotte today (Sat) until the last quarter of the race when he went out of control and hit the inside wall hard shortening the front of his car by about 2 feet.  He suffered no injury though because of the safety equipment the drivers are required to wear.
    During the first 3/4 of the race,  Travis was consistently running 16th to 19th among the field of 40 cars.  He had dropped back to 21st just prior to the accident which put him out of the race.
    The below link shows the crash and interview with Travis following the crash.
Click on the link and go to Travis's name on line 33 and click on the camera icon in the right side column

Friday, May 24, 2013

New Davidsonville Home Sale

A three bedroom rancher on .35 acre at 1554 Alcova Drive was recently sold for $288,000.

South County Pre-Kindergarten Reunion

    The South County Pre-Kindergarten Co-op in Davidsonville recently hosted a fifth grade reunion for its class of 2007 who are set to graduate from elementary school this June.
    The reunion is a tradition at the Co-op, where alumni and parents gather to share memories and re-connect before heading off to middle school. Teachers Barbara Freeman and Ann Collins organize the event each year.
    To read about the Co-op and see many pictures taken at the reunion,  go to:

Will the Ruritan Building Be Sold?

  Is the Ruritan Building in Davidsonville for sale?  Seems to be the case.  After a deal to install a cell phone tower on the property fell through,  the Ruritan club is struggling to maintain the building because of dwindling membership and not enough people using the facilities for private functions according to the DACA newsletter and South River Source.  You can read the details at:

    Perhaps the Ruritan club has failed to move into the modern world.  Requests for club info and events have never been answered.   Younger people of today live on the internet.   Having a presence there is necessary to pique there interest.  Other than the members, who else knows what the Ruritan club really does in and for the community of Davidsonville?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ryan Wade Into Lacrosse Hall of Fame

   The 2013 induction class for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has been approved by the US Lacrosse Board of Directors. This year’s eight-person class will be officially inducted in a ceremony on Oct. 26 at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley.   Among the class is Ryan Wade from Davidsonville who played for Severn School and North Carolina.    Ryan Wade was a three-time All-American at the University of North Carolina, earning first team honors in 1993 and 1994, and second team honors in 1992. Additionally, Wade was tabbed as the USILA’s midfielder of the year in 1993. Wade was the ACC’s player of the year in both 1993 and 1994, and was a four-time selectee to the All-ACC team (1991-1994). North Carolina won four ACC championships during his tenure, and also captured the NCAA national championship in 1991. Wade was a member of three U.S. national teams, playing on the U-19 squad in 1992 and the world champion U.S. Men’s National Team in both 1994 and 1998. He was selected to the All-World Team in 1998, and also named as winner of the Best and Fairest Player Award (MVP) at the 1998 world championship.
     The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, a program of US Lacrosse, was established in 1957 to honor men and women who by their deeds as players, coaches, officials and/or contributors, and by the example of their lives, personify the great contribution of lacrosse to our way of life. More than 380 lacrosse greats are honored in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which is located with the Lacrosse Museum at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Baltimore.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Evan McGee in Serious Accident

Rescue personnel responded to the 700 block of Central Avenue W. in Davidsonville at 1 a.m.  on Sunday morning and found a wrecked Ford Mustang convertible which had struck a telephone pole according to police spokesman Justin Mulcahy.   

The pole and wires fell on the car and it took firefighters 40 minutes to extricate the 18-year-old driver and the 17-year-old  girl  riding with him, fire department spokesman Capt. Michael Pfaltzgraff said.
The driver, Evan McGee, is a senior at South River High School per county schools spokesman Bob Mosier.
McGee and the girl were taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with serious but non-life threatening injuries. McGee was later released, but as of Monday morning, the girl, whose name was not released,  remained at the hospital with her condition changed  to critical.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Jenna Heck Has Hopes for Cure

Jenna Heck of Davidsonville suffers from Sturge-Weber Syndrome.  Jenna's mother and family have raised nearly $1 million for research on the disorder.  Just this month
the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore announced that they had discovered the genetic mutation that causes both the disorder, Sturge-Weber syndrome, and the far more common port-wine birthmarks that don't harm the brain.
The researchers say this knowledge could lead to new treatments and, perhaps, one day, a cure. Dr. Anne Comi, a pediatric neurologist who has studied the disorder since the late 1990s, spoke directly to people like the Hecks in a video posted on Krieger's website.,0,6576705.story

St. Marys High School Graduation

  St. Marys High School in Annapolis will hold their graduation exercises on May 23.  The Capital interviewed several of the 108 seniors for an article (see URL below).  One of the seniors was 18 year old Brad Beard from Davidsonville.
   Brad,  the son of Steve and Kathleen Beard of Davidsonville, said if he could lead the "Carroll tour" he's take the country's Founding Fathers inside St. Mary's Church to see the ceiling, which replicates the sky on the night of Jan. 15, 1860, when the church was dedicated.
    Brad is the vice president of the school's Model United Nations Club.  He will work as a lifeguard this summer before heading to Loyola University of Maryland in Baltimore to major in political science.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Katherine Jablonski Passes Away

    Katherine Rose Marie Jablonski “Kay”, 88, a thirty four year resident of Davidsonville, MD died of natural causes on Monday, April 15 at her residence. Born on September 6, 1924 in Troy, NY, Kay was a graduate of Catholic High in Troy and of the Catholic University School of Nursing in Washington, D.C. She worked as a hearing and sight technician in the Prince George’s County Public School system for many years and enjoyed gardening, decorating her home and travelling. 
    Kay was preceded in death on January 1, 1986 by her husband, Edwin J. Jablonski, they were married on January 23, 1945. She is survived by six sons, David (Marsha) Jablonski of Alexandria, VA, Paul (Rosaria) Jablonski of Annapolis, MD, Mark (Fran) Jablonski of Damascus, MD, Edwin (Silvia) Jablonski, Jr. of Annandale, VA, Richard Jablonski of Sykesville, MD and Peter (Francine) Jablonski of Edgewater, MD; two daughters, Anita (Randel) Smith of Annapolis, MD and Lynn (James) Moser of Maui, HI; a sister in law, Dorothy Rochlin of Silver Spring, MD; seven grandsons, Gaynor Jablonski of Washington, D.C., Brian (Jennifer) Smith of New Market, MD, Dolan (Melanie) Jablonski of Atlanta, GA, Matthew Jablonski of Damascus, MD, Zachary Jablonski of Edgewater, MD, James and William Moser of Maui, HI; nine granddaughters, Lisa Berry of Jacksonville, FL, Julie Smith of Annapolis, MD, Katerina and Brittany Moser of Maui, HI, Antoinette Jablonski of Edgewater, MD, Nicole Towle of Springfield, VA, Elishia Kotb of Falls Church, VA, Rebecca Sponga and Shelby Barber of Annandale, VA and four great grandchildren, Hannah and Bradley Smith, Kylie Berry and Jake Jablonski. 
    Friends are invited to Kay’s Life Celebration on Sunday, April 21 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD and on Monday, April 22 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am when a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 515 Loch Haven Rd., Edgewater, MD. Interment will be at 9:00 am on Tuesday April 23 at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Cheltenham, MD.

Calista Deguardia Rows at Temple U.


    Calista Deguardia  of Davidsonville is a 5' 11" freshman at Temple University and on their women's rowing team.   She graduated from South River High and she earned Novice of the Year for the Annapolis Junior Rowing club her senior year.  She plans to major in Psychology. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Program About Nepal School Funded Locally

    From 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday (May 19), you can hear stories from the Mikey Medium English School in Nepal.   Paul Miller,  a South River Higfh Alum, Barbara Church and husband John, returned from teaching there and will be speaking at the Harbor Hills Yacht Club in Davidsonville.    They will have video and photos.
    The Mikey Medium English School has a close connection to the South River High School cluster and community. The school was founded by Mike Church (son of Barbara and John), a South River High graduate, during a 2005 cycling trip to Nepal with friends.  Funds for the school are raised in this community  as an  educational program for our local Anne Arundel County schools.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Phillips Home Improvement Wins Award

    The Davidsonville-based Phillips Home Improvements won The Capital’s Readers Choice Award in 2012 and 2013 as the area’s Best Home Improvement Company. In business over 31 years, the company specializes in finished basements, kitchen and bath remodeling, ceramic tile work, interior and exterior painting; roofing repair, replacement and installation; plus home improvements of all sizes, large or small.  They also build custom cabinetry and farm tables.           
    John and Lydia Phillips,  the company owners  distribute pamphlets advising customers how to update and enhance their homes to upgrade curb appeal, transition into warm weather months or protect their investment now in order to avoid costly repairs later.

Rideout and Wu to Marry

Anne Arundel County has issued a marriage license for  Jonathan MacDonald Rideout, 36, of  Davidsonville, and Hong Hong Wu, 28, of Davidsonville.

New Davidsonville Home Sales

New home sales in Davidsonville include:
A 5 brm 3 bath Colonial at 2899 Spring Pond Court on 2 acres for $570,000.
A 3 brm 2 bath rancher at 3404 Lynchburg Court on 1.26 acres for $414,000.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Strawberries Getting Ripe at U-Pick Farm

    Tim Hopkins and his brother Jim, together with their wives, children and grandchildren, manage about 3 ½ acres of strawberries on a portion of Mt. Airy Farm, which has been in the family for generations. They are the lone u-pick strawberry operation in Anne Arundel County which is known as Mr. Airy U-Pick Farm.
    This could be the last season the family will offer u-pick berries to the public. Tim notes that he and his brother had full careers as teachers in Anne Arundel County, but they haven’t really been able to retire because of the strawberry operation.  There is a chance they will keep the operation into next year, but they aren’t buying any new plants. Strawberries have a notably short life span, so the end is near,   and if you love strawberries,  you should take advantage of this location.    The berries will peak in the next 7-10 days,
    Mt. Airy U-Pick Farm is located at the intersection of Davidsonville (424) and Mt. Airy roads in Davidsonville.   Hours for picking are generally from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (unless picked out earlier), and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (unless picked out earlier). On Sundays the farm is closed.
    To get more information about Mt. Airy U-Pick,  go to:

Monday, May 13, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

     3717 Nile Road - Jane M. Hauser to Charles W. Spears III and Cherilyn Crator Edwards, $240,000.

No Work Being Done on Governor's Bridge

Looks like the Governor Bridge will be closed for awhile.   Seems they really don't want anyone getting close to the bridge with a vehicle.  There are a lot of rocks blocking the way.

No work has been done on the bridge since it has been closed.

The Patuxent was running rather deep on Sat., May 11.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Robert Suit Passes Away

     Robert O. Suit "Bobby", 83, a lifelong resident of South County, died May 9 at his residence in Birdsville.
    Born on August 28, 1929 in Birdsville to the late William and Daisey Tucker Suit, Bobby was a 1946 graduate of Southern High School.
    A sergeant in the U.S. Army, he served inOkinawa during the 
Korean War and after the war enjoyed a lifelong career with C&P Telephone Co.
    He was a member of Holy Family and Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Churches, was a charter member of the South River Ruritan Club and a member of the Davidsonville Ruritan Club. He held various positions in both clubs.
    Bobby was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Lorraine King Suit; son, Robert O. Suit, Jr. "Ros"; three brothers, Charles, Edgar and Louis Suit; three sisters, Catherine Suit, Anne O'Donovan and Frances Mariscal. He is survived by his wife, Mary Hardesty Suit; two sons, Bernie Doepkens, Jr. and Marty Doepkens, both of Harwood; two daughters, Jennifer (Timothy) Beck of Edgewater and Ruth Ann (David) Scheler of Harwood; sister, Mary Herkert of Palm Coast, FL; and three grandchildren, Tyler, Austin and Jacquelyn Beck, all of Edgewater.
    Friends are invited to Bobby's Life Celebration from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, May 13, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home,2973 Solomons Island Rd.Edgewater. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 14 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. Interment Davidsonville UnitedMethodistChurch Cemeteryin Davidsonville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church. An online guestbook is available at:

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Fred Bottner Passes Away


    Fred "Freddie" Bottner, 74, of Davidsonville, died May 8 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
    Born on August 8, 1938 to the late Nicholas and Agnes Bottner, Fred was a 1956 graduate of Annapolis High School then became part owner-operator of Nicholas Bottner and Son Custom Home Builders until 1980. He then utilized his expertise in becoming a construction superintendent with F. G. Marker, Co., Inc., Avalon, Inc. and Clevenger Corporation.
    Fred was a past-president of both the Davidsonville Ruritan Club and the Anne Arundel County Fair Association. In his spare time he enjoyed riding his John Deere Gator, woodworking and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
    Fred is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Mary Lou Bottner. He is survived by two daughters, Terri (Paul) Acito and Judi Bottner, both of Davidsonville; sister, Mary Theresa (Bill) Lerch of Lothian; two granddaughters, Ashley and Kasey Acito of Davidsonville.
    Friends are invited to Fred's Life celebration from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, May 12, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Monday, May 13 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory are recommended to Holy Family Catholic Church An online guestbook is available at

Travis Pastrana at Darlington

    Travis Pastrana finished 28th in the Nationwide Series race at Darlington Friday night after qualifying 17th.  He was still running at the end.  Here is a quote from him.

TRAVIS PASTRANA - No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Mustang - "It was my fault. I didn’t qualify where we needed to. I felt like our car was quicker than where we were, for sure, even with me driving it (laughing). We were a lot better through the center of three and four, but we weren’t really better off on either corner. So unless I got a really good run, I didn’t really know how to pass them down the straightaway. You just kind of kept running on to people, so I finally had a good run - a couple of guys in front of me went two-wide and there was one more directly in front of me that was whoa’d up and I was like, ‘Man, I can get all three of these guys right here.’ Anytime you think that, you shouldn’t. I should have put a light bulb out because that’s not really gonna happen and it’s a horrible idea, but I was a little tight getting out of the corner and got really aero-tight behind them as I was trying to make a run off of them and got my stripe - only it was more the whole car. It wasn’t a little stripe, it was the whole thing and it didn’t work right after that." SO WAS IT LEARNING ABOUT RACING THE RACE TRACK ALL NIGHT AS OPPOSED TO OTHER CARS AND CATCHING THEM AT THE RIGHT SPOT TO PASS? "It was the right time, I just missed it by that much. It would have been awesome if it would have worked, but it was too early for that and I knew better, but every time I had not gone for that I was passed. Every time I kind of got held up at the wrong time, someone got by, so it was kind of a frustrating day of, ‘OK, how much is too easy and how much is too much?’ We found too much and too easy. I haven’t found that perfect little bit." 

Friday, May 10, 2013

McCarthy Raises Money for Companions

    After raising $21,000 so far this year for Anne Arundel Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), Davidsonville photographer Linda McCarthy is at it again. And this time she is helping dogs and veterans.
    McCarthy runs Visual Concepts out of her home in Davidsonville and raises money for the NICU at AAMC annually with her Little Angels Calendar. Now, McCarthy is creating another calendar only instead of featuring babies, this one will highlight dogs and raise funds for Companions for Heroes

Area School Graduations

May 31 (May 30 is last day for graduating seniors)
South River High 2:30 p.m. at the Equestrian Center in Upper Malboro

June 13
Central Middle Awards and Recognitions Assembly followed by Field Day
June 14 (last day for all students)
Davidsonville Elementary 9:30 a.m. 5th grade graduation

Shields and Hadley Ranked Runners

    The Washington Running Report has published its WINTER 2012 RUNNER RANKINGS of area runners in various age groups.  Maria Shields and Mary Hadley of Davidsonville were both on the list. Mary Hadley is ranked number 47 in the 

Caitlin McGuire Getting Her Masters

Caitlin Molly McGuire of Davidsonville will be getting her Masters Degree from St. John's College in Annapolis on Sunday, May 12.

Yogathon in Davidsonville on May 18

Wellness House of Annapolis invites area yoga enthusiasts to participate in their second annual Yogathon from 8:30 a.m. to noon May 18 to raise funds to help local cancer patients and their loved ones receive free support programs and services.
The event will take place at Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Ave. in Davidsonville, and is open to the public. The cost to participate is $40 and registration is available online
For more information, contact Kiersten Gallagher at 410-990-0941 or

Governor Bridge Still Closed

The Governor Bridge over the Patuxent River has been closed indefinitely due to deterioration.  It is unreported as to when or how it will be repaired.  More info is available at:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Chris Kelly At Franklin & Marshall

    Chris Kelly of Davidsonville is on the Franklin and Marshall lacrosse team roster.  He is a junior and played for St. Marys High School in Annapolis.
    His bio and stats can be read at:

Grace Saliba At Franklin & Marshall

   Grace Saliba  of Davidsonville  scored twice for the #6 ranked Franklin and Marshall Diplomats as they defeated Elizabethtown College 17-7 in a first-round game in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
    The freshman is a graduate of St. Andrews High School and her bio including stats is at:

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

A 3 bedroom, one bath rambler on .36 acre at 3761 Danube Drive in Davidsonville recently was sold for  $215,000.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Barry Newgent Death Notice

    Barry R. Newgent, 73, died May 4 in an airplane crash near Suffolk, VA.  He is the loving husband of Kathleen Newgent. 
    He is survived by daughter-in-law Yvonne Newgent, his siblings, Doris (Harold) Barbour, William Newgent, Andrew (Tina) Newgent, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his sons Thomas and Douglas Newgent; a sister, Janet Layton; and a sister-in-law Lynda Newgent.
    A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, May 9, at the Way of Faith Assembly of God, 8800 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22031.  Memorial contributions may be made in Barry's name to the Way of Faith Assembly of God,  for the Newgent Family Educational Fund.

Mike Strange Plays Football at Monmouth

    Mike Strange of Davidsonville is a wide receiver on the Monmouth University football team for 2013.  
     Mike played wide receiver and defensive back under Coach Lance Clelland at South River High School.   He tallied 1,126 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior.   He also recorded 48 tackles, forced three fumbles, and helped lead the Seahawks to their first playoff appearance since 2006 as senior.
    Mike earned all-county and All-MET honors by the Washington Post and was also named All-State.   
He was selected to the Elite 8 Players by the Ann Arundel Gridiron Report.

    He also longsnapped for the Seahawks as well  as well as  earning letters in basketball and lacrosse.
    Mike is the son of Carol Ann and Mike Strange and is majoring in pre-med.

John Phillips on Arcadia Lacrosse Team

    John Phillips of Davidsonville plays midfield for the Arcadia University Lacrosse team this year.  The 5' 8" senior is a graduate of Annapolis Area Christian School.

Matt Mack On Radford U. Coaching Staff

    Matt Mack,  an All-Big South conference performer at Radford University is a volunteer assistant baseball coach this year.  A product of Davidsonville, Md., Mack was an important part of the turnaround of the Radford program under Head Coach Raccuia.  A two-time all-conference selection, he posted solid career numbers (2009-12) with a .331 average, 14 home runs and 105 RBIs. Mack was the leading hitter for the Highlanders in 2012 with a .332 average, along with five homers and 40 RBIs.   In addition, he was named Radford University’s male Ironworks Award winner in 2011, recognizing his commitment to strength and conditioning.
    Mack’s day-to-day duties include assisting with all aspects of the program, as well as coaching hitters and infielders.  Mack will also head up the operations of Joe Raccuia Baseball Camps.    Mack earned a Bachelor’s degree in management from RU in May of 2012. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

3475 Monitor Ct.  --  Richard A. and Ann B. Venezia to Barry and Elizabeth Weitman, $685,000.

Reagan Beall Interview

Reprinted from the Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch:
The Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch stopped by Davidsonville Elementary to talk with second-grader Reagan Beall, about school, what she has learned and what she likes to do for fun.
Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch: What is your favorite thing about school?
Reagan Beall: Math. Sometimes reading is harder for me so I like math.
Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch: What is something you learned recently in school?
Reagan: In science we just learned how dinosaurs have been extinct. We also learned about volcanoes and volcanoes could have caused it.
Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch: What do you like to do for fun?
Reagan: I like to play with my big brother Declan. He’s 9. We like to play sports like lacrosse and soccer.
Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch: What is your favorite book?
Reagan: That’s hard. It’s one I read recently it’s called Boys are Dogs. In the book, a girl got a dog and she was moving and thought it was easier to train a boy than a dog. So, she wished her dog was a boy.
Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Reagan: I want to be a doctor so I can help people out and fix problems.  And help them be un-sick.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Allie Rhodes All-Conference Lacrosse Player

    Queens University senior defender Allie Rhodes was selected first team All-Conference Carolinas for the second straight season. The South River High graduate led the team and ranked fifth in the league with 23 caused turnovers. The Davidsonville resident ranks seventh all-time in Queens women’s lacrosse history with 82 caused turnovers in her career.

Rose Ann Thomas Passes Away

    Rose Ann Thomas, 91, died peacefully April 30 at Sabal Palms of Largo surrounded by her children.      
    Born in Paisley Scotland on October 23, 1921, Rose came to the U.S. at the age of 5 growing up in New Rochelle NY. She later became a lifetime resident in Davidsonville before moving to Largo, FL in 2004.
    She volunteered most of her time as member of the 
VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 8950 in Maryland. She enjoyed playing Bingo.
    Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Norman Thomas, in 2004. She is survived by her three children, Paul Gaboury (Diane) of Davidsonville; Carl F. Thomas (Randi) of Hanover and Mary A. Maurer of Clearwater FL; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
    Family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 9 at Beall Funeral Home, 6512 NW Crain Hwy. (Rte. 3 South)Bowie, followed by aservice in the chapel atCheltenham Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Rose to the Shriners Hospital for Children. Please view and sign the family's guestbook

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Berry Newgent & Son Die in Plane Crash (Revised)

    A small, single-engine experimental plane crashed in a field Saturday, killing the pilot and a passenger.
    The crash occurred about a third of a mile west of a runway at Suffolk Executive Airport, roughly three miles southwest of downtown Suffolk.
    The aircraft had attempted to land several times when it crashed, killing both occupants on impact, according to the Virginia State Police.
    State police on Sunday identified the men killed. The pilot and owner was Berry Raymond Newgent, 73, of Davidsonville, Md. The passenger was his son,  Thomas Berry Newgent, 51, of Westminister, Md.

Travis Pastrana At Taladega

    Travis Pastrana from Davidsonville won the pole starting position at Taladega for the Nationwide Series race,  but had some bad luck and finished 37th.    After leading for the first four laps,  he dropped back into the pack and was running 7th when he got involved in an accident that ended his day.

Here are the details:

Other articles this weekend about Travis getting the pole:,0,7497415.story

Steve Fidyk Spreads His Talents

    Davdsonville  resident Steve Fidyk is involved with many musical projects.
    Steve is a drummer in the Army band, teaches at Temple University in Philadelphia, leads the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra’s 17-piece jazz ensemble, consults for Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington program, writes a column for Modern Drummer magazine, and directs the jazz program at South River High School.
    He also has a jazz band that bears his name, and it’ll be flexing its musical chops while recording live this week at 49 West. Steve Fidyk’s Parlour Project will then travel to New York to record in the studio. The hope is get enough material for two CDs.
    Read more about Steve and the Steve Fidyk Parlour Project at:

Two Killed in Plane Crash

A small, single-engine experimental plane crashed in a field Saturday near Suffolk, VA,  about a third of a mile west of a runway at Suffolk Executive Airport, roughly three miles southwest of the city’s downtown.    
The aircraft had attempted to land several times when it crashed, killing both occupants on impact, according to the Virginia State Police.
The plane is registered to an individual from Davidsonville, Md., police stated. Both victims were male and neither has been positively identified. Maryland State Police are helping in the identification process as well as with the notification of family members.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Evans Playing For Bayhawks

    The Chesapeake Bayhawks professional lacrosse team plays the New York Lizards May 4 at 7:00 PM at the Naval Academy Stadium.
    Their are five Anne Arundel County natives playing on the Bayhawks, including midfielders Kyle Dixon (Archbishop Spalding, Millersville) and Ben Hunt (Severna Park), defenseman Michael Evans (South River, Davidsonville) and goalie Kip Turner (Severn School, Annapolis).

Pastrana Wins Pole At Talladega

    Davidsonville resident and X Games star Travis Pastrana won his first career Nationwide Series pole Friday at Talladega Superspeedway.     
The 10-time X Games gold medalist-turned-NASCAR driver topped qualifying for Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 with a fast lap of 176.500 mph on the 2.66-mile tri-oval.Pastrana called it “a dream come true,” and is hoping the weather remains clear Saturday, when rain is forecast.
    “It’s definitely a huge accomplishment to be able to just start here at Talladega,” Pastrana said. “To lead them to the green (flag) is something I’ll always be able to say that I’ve done — assuming we don’t get rained out here.”
    It’s his second top-10 start in only 17 Nationwide races. He also secured the first Nationwide pole at Talladega Superspeedway for owner Jack Roush.
“Any time Jack’s smiling,” Pastrana said, “I’m smiling.”
    He qualified fourth and finished 10th at Daytona Superspeedway, the other restrictor plate race.
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