Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Stolen Van Found in Davidsonville

    A stolen van was used in a burglary of $38,000 of electronic eqpt. from Verizon.  The van was found in Davidsonville near the intersection of Patuxent River Road and Gov. Bridge Road.  
    Perhaps someone driving in that area the night of the burglary saw another vehicle or other actions of the burglars.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

August Activities at Senior Center

    For area senior citizens looking for something to do,  there is always something going on the the  South County Senior Center in Edgewater.    Their newsletter for August can be read at:

    If you just want to visit their web site,  it is at:

Monday, July 29, 2013

Ashley Lanier Graduates

Ashley Lanier of Davidsonville graduated from Wake Forest University this spring.

Kremer, Marinzel, Ruanes on Dean's List

   Samuel Kremer, Kylie Marinzel, Kaitlin Ruane and Kelsey Ruane were on the Dean's List for the spring semester at James Madison University..

Julius Smith Receives BA

Julius C. Smith III of Davidsonville was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in history and in communication from Denison University.

Elizabeth Davidson Passes Away

    Elizabeth Barth Davidson was born December 21st, 1918 in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Anthony and Kathryn Barth, "Betty" and departed this life on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013.
    At age 94, she was unable to recuperate from a two week struggle with pneumonia followed by congestive heart failure. The loving staff of Charlestown Retirement nursing home watched over her as she peacefully passed into eternal rest.
    Elizabeth attended high school and college in Jersey City, became a Registered Nurse, and promptly moved to sunny Florida in 1942. There she met and fell in love with an Air Force sergeant named Arthur Davidson. They married in 1943, built a house in Ft. Lauderdale, and started a family.
    Early in their marriage, Arthur was stationed in Japan, having intermittent leave time with the family. "Skipper" decided to further her education and was accepted by Duke University to attend their new Nurse Anesthetist Program. She was in the first graduating class of that program. Her wonderful mother, "Gram," took care of their three young children during this time.
    In 1953, Arthur, employed by Philco, brought the family to Washington, D.C. Two more children were born and the family moved to "Indian Range" in Davidsonville, MD.
    "Skipper" began her 30 year career at Howard University, Freedman's Hospital. During her long career, she administered anesthesia to patients in the operating rooms, and taught anesthesia at Howard University. She had a remarkable understanding of individual patients' physiology and their tolerance to anesthesia. Elizabeth never lost a patient under her care.
    Elizabeth and Arthur enjoyed traveling in their retirement. They went to many European countries such as England, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Belgium, France and Russia. They traveled to Mexico, Peru, and took a cruise to Alaska. Twice Elizabeth went to Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, where apparitions of the Virgin Mary took place.
    Along with the joys of raising five children, "Skipper" enjoyed going to plays, reading the newspaper every day, selling Real Estate in Anne Arundel County, riding horses, boating the Severn River, gardening, restoring "Indian Range," music, animals, antiques, discussing politics, and laughter.
    She was a devout Catholic; attended Holy Family church in Davidsonville, St. Mary's church in Annapolis, and upon moving to Charlestown Retirement Community in 1997 attended Our Lady of the Angels.
    In 1999, after 55 years of marriage, Arthur predeceased his beloved wife. Surviving are five children: Daughter Loran Davidson of Thailand, Son John Davidson of West Palm Beach, Florida, Son Eric Davidson, M.D. of Danville, Virginia, Daughter Kathryn Owen of Portland, Oregon, and Daughter Michaele Davidson of Davidsonville, Maryland; 16 grandsons; three great grand children; her nephews, John and Peter Barth, and niece, Carolyn Barth Pfeiffer. Betty was predeceased by her dear brother, John Barth, and their parents.
    A Memorial Mass will take place on Saturday August 3rd at 2pm at the Charlestown Chapel; 711 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228 In accordance with her wishes, Hubbard Funeral Home, Wilkins Ave., Catonsville, MD will handle cremation.  Inurnment will be private.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pastrana Finishes 10th

    Travis Pastrana of Davidsonville finished in 10th at the Indiana 250 NASCAR race at the  Indianapolis Speedway on Sat.   He was one of 23 cars on the lead lap at the end.  He managed to finish the race without an accident,  but he was driving his backup car.  During qualifying,  he bounced his main car off both the inside and outside walls during a spin-out causing considerable damage to the car. 
    To see video of the accident,  go to:

Accident on Central Ave on Sat.

From The Capital:
DAVIDSONVILLE - A police officer was hospitalized Saturday after an oncoming car struck his vehicle, forcing him off the road and into the woods.
The crash occurred at 11:53 a.m. The male officer was traveling between W. Central Avenue and Vicksburg Drive in south county when a 2012 Toyota Avalon crossed the double yellow lines and hit the passenger side of the police car, said Lt. James Fredericks, Anne Arundel County police spokesman.

Three people, including the officer, the driver of the Avalon and his female passenger were taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center for serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
Fredericks said it appeared that no alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash. Police plan to charge the male driver of the Avalon for failing to drive in his lane.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Pastrana's Tribute to X Games

     Travis Pastrana has repainted his #60 NASCAR race car in the X Games colors where he has had much success over the years winning numerous gold medals in free-style motocross and rally racing.  To read about Travis and his tribute,  go to:

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales include:
1)  A three bedroom two story home without basement on .98 acres at 307 Brick Church Rd. was sold by Frank Oliver to Keith and Lynn Joyce for $374,900.
2)  A three bedroom one story home  on 1.04 acres at 3527 Jamestown Rd. was sold by Lisa O'Hagen to Seth and Allison Jones for $420,000.
3)  A four bedroom one story home  on .344 acres at 3731 Nile Rd. was sold by Robert Dufour to Paul and Stephanie Jacob for $380,000.
4)  A four bedroom  two story home on 2.56 acres at 870 King's Retreat Dr. was sold by Julia Clarke to Timothy and Kate Fazio for $640,000.

Police Academy Needs Rebuilding

    On a recent tour of the police academy building in Davidsonville,  County Executive Laura Newman called the building "deplorable" saying that she supports the rebuilding of the "dilapidated" facilities. 
    To read more about her tour and the conditions of the buildings,  go to:,0,3156639.story

Local Organizations Receive Grants

    The Davidsonville Athletic Association (DAA), Davidsonville Family Recreation Center (DFRC) and South River High Booster Club were among 26 Crofton area organizations receiving a total of $554,500 from the developers of  Enclave at Reidel Pond in Crofton.  DAA and DFRC each received $7,500 while the Booster Club received $17,000. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Jonathan Lober Passes Away

    Jonathan M. Lober, age 30, of St. Petersburg, FL and formerly of Davidsonville, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013.  He was born in Slidell, LA and was a 2010 graduate of St. Petersburg College.  He worked as a software tester for American Express.  He was a Southbound Thru-Hiker and spent four months on the Appalachian Trail. 
    He was the fiance of Janelle Irwin; step-father of Alexia, Zoe, and Lilli; son of James Jr. and Donna Lober; brother of Andrew (Shannon) Lobr and Jennifer Jason Lorentzen; grandson of Mary Lober and the late James Sr., Frank Mullen Jr. and his wife Donna and the late Barbara Mullen; uncle of Erik Lorentzen and Dean Lober.
    The family will receive friends at the BEALL FUNERAL HOME, 6512 NW Crain Hwy, (Rt. 3 South) , Bowie, MD on Friday, July 26, 2013, at 9:30 AM.  Interment to be at St. Joseph Church Cemetery, Fullerton, MD.
    In lieu of flowers,  contributions may be made to The Appalachian Trail Conservancy at  Please view and sign the family's guestbook at

Kyle O'Connor Passes Away


    Kyle T. O'Connor,  age 26,  a lifelong resident of Davidsonville, Died suddenly on July 17.  Born minutes after midnight on Nov. 10, 1986 in Clinton to Kevin and Robyn O'Connor,  Kyle was the younger of twins. 
    He was a 2004 graduate of South River High and then went on to take courses at both AACC and Frostburg State U.
    Kyle lived by the philosophy "never give up._  He enjoyed playing baseball, football, lacrosse, basketball and soccer, and was a Redskins fan.  He also had a passion for helping people with disabilities and the elderly.
    Kyle was preceded in death by grandparents, Frank and Marcelle O'Connor.  He is survived by his parents and twin brother, Ryan, of Davidsonville; grandparents, Donald and Gladys Bulmer of Ocean City; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
    Friends are invited to Kyle's Life Celebration from 10 AM until a Mass of Christian Burial is offered at 11 AM on Saturday, July 27, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville.   
    Interment to be private.  In lieu of flowers,  donations in Kyle's memory are recommended to Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary, PO Box 1755, Salisbury, MD 21802.  An online guestbook is available at

Alyssa Spagnuolo Gets Coveted Internship

   With both parents being engineers,  it is a bit surprising that Alyssa Spagnuolo of Davidsonville plans a career in accounting.  However,  since her parents both work for NASA,  it not so surprising that she applied for an internship at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.  Here is a nice a article about Alyssa,  her family, her job, and her plans.
    After the summer internship is over,  Alyssa will return to Elon University where she is seeking a double major in international business and finance along with a minor in leadership. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales include:
1)    a two story home on .92 acres at 3459 Blandford Way was sold by Terry Crabtree to Gregory Addeo and Laura Varela-Addeo for $730,000.
2)    a two story home on .94 acres at 204 Maple Creek Lane  was sold by Thomas Grillo to William Singler and Mary Sears for $725.000.

More Scam Phone Calls

Several popular robocall phone scams are being received by Marylanders.    One that targets senior citizens promises a FREE "life alert" system, but is anything but.   Read the following article about this and other scams sent out by robocall.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Zack Mills Named Executive Chef

Zack Mills, a Davidsonville native,  was named executive chef of Wit & Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina, in Baltimore’s Four Seasons hotel.
Mills has worked for the Mina Group for more than five years, most recently as executive sous chef overseeing the group’s mid-Atlantic restaurants. Previously he worked as a sous chef at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.
In his new role, Mills will oversee staff serving all three meals at Wit & Wisdom, as well as 24-hour room service for Four Seasons guests.
Mills helped oversee Wit & Wisdom’s recent menu revamp, as well as the openings of Pabu, the Handle Bar in Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Pub 1842 in Las Vegas

New Phone Scam

    There is a new phone scam hitting Maryland right now.  The caller says he is from Microsoft Windows and that he needs to make changes in your Windows software.  He wants to go on your computer remotely to make the change but he will install some spyware and charge you several hundred dollars for doing so. 
    Obviously you don't want to deal with these people,  but they must be having some success. 

Abigail Ritter on Dean's List

      Abigail Ritter of Davidsonville was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Georgia Southern University.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Barry Falk on Dean's List at Lehigh

     Bailey G. Falk of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Lehigh University.

Stephen Gearing at Senior Nationals

Stephen Gearing of Davidsonville will be competing this week  in the Senior National Games in Cleveland in volleyball. 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Jug Bay Activities for This Summer

Summer 2013 Programs at Jug Bay

    Please join the staff at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary for one of our fun and educational programs.  Registration is required for all programs. To register, please call 410-741-9330 or e-mail Visit for information, directions and updates to our schedule.
    The Sanctuary is open to the public 9 am-5 pm Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The Glendening Preserve is open to the public 9 am-5 pm every day for hiking. (Closed on holidays)
    Programs are open to families and individuals. An adult must accompany children under 13. Please note age limits for each program.
    Reservations and entrance fees are required for all events, unless noted.
Adults: $5
Children under 18: $3
Families: $10
Over 60: $3
FOJB family membership (providing free admission): $25

Public Programs


    First Saturday of each month; 8:00 - 11:00 am
    August 3, Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2 & Dec 7
    Learn the skills of identifying birds by sight and sound. Experience the amazing bird diversity of the Sanctuary. Binoculars and field guides available to borrow. Not appropriate for children younger than 12.

Butterflies, Birds, and Blooms

    Saturday, Aug 10, 10:00 am – noon
    Saturday, Sep 14; 10:00 am – noon
    Explore the Butterfly Garden and surrounding meadows at the Glendening Nature        
    Preserve with a naturalist. We'll look for seasonal butterflies, learn about what flowers are blooming, and spot songbirds and soaring birds of prey. For adults and families with children at least 8 years old.

    Meets at Plummer House, 5702 Plummer Lane, 20711.

Marsh Ecology by Canoe

    Saturday, Aug 25; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Saturday, Sep 14: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Discover the abundant wildlife in the Patuxent River wetlands. We'll paddle up the smaller branches of the river to look for beavers, birds, and flowering wetland plants. Please arrive promptly at the starting time. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a lunch, and shoes that can get wet. Children must be at least 7 years old and accompanied by an adult. To reserve a space, download and complete the Public Canoe Registration Form from and mail with your payment of $10 per person (including FOJB) to the Sanctuary.

Kayak the Patuxent

    Saturday, Aug 17; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Patuxent River at Davidsonville to Wooton’s Landing)
    Saturday, Oct 5; 9:00 am – 2:30 pm (Wooton’s Landing to Jug Bay)
    Kayaks, life jackets, and paddles provided. For experienced paddlers.
    Children must be at least 12 years old and accompanied by an adult. To reserve a space, download and complete the Public Canoe/Kayak Registration Form from and mail with your payment of $10 per person (including FOJB) in advance to the Sanctuary.

Volunteer Opportunities

Stream Monitoring

    Join us to learn about stream ecology and assist with our research, focused on three streams flowing through the Sanctuary. We’ll hike to the stream, sample for stream insects, then return to the Wetlands Center to sort and identify them by noon. Wear old shoes that tie tightly and clothes that can get wet and muddy. Bring a bag lunch, change of clothes, shoes and a towel. Survey will be rescheduled if it rains. For teens and adults.

Research: Stream Fish Survey

    Saturday, July 27; 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Using a seine net, we monitor the fish populations living in streams and wetlands. Volunteers willing to get wet are needed to help catch, identify and measure (and then release) fish. Wear old shoes that tie tightly and clothes that can get wet and muddy. Bring a bag lunch, change of clothes, shoes and a towel. Survey will be rescheduled if it rains. For teens and adults.

Education: Flying Wild Workshop

    Friday, Aug 9; 8:00 am - noon
    Volunteer Naturalists, join our colleague Kerry Wixted, Wildlife and Heritage Service biologist, to learn how to teach bird-related activities. Flying Wild is a K-12 guide designed around birds. The guide contains a set of activities that are fun and engaging ways to teach about birds from migration races (complete with obstacles like buildings and outdoor cats) to bird beak buffets (exploring beak adaptations). In addition to activities, the guide focuses on how to hold Bird Festivals, and it includes great activities that can be set up at tables to teach people about birds at events (like International Migratory Bird Day).
    To register, contact Kerry Wixted at or (410) 260-8566. Curriculum books must be purchased in advance. Visit to learn more about this program and to purchase the book.

Stewardship Days

    Saturday, Aug 24; 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Invasive Stiltgrass Removal)
    Help us prevent these non-native invasive plants from taking over our forests and fields. Wear thick work gloves if you have them. For adults and children at least 6 years old. Community service hours available.



New Day Job For Pastrana

    Travis Pastrana finished 18th,  one lap down, at the STP 300 at Chicago on Sunday, July 21.  The results are:
    If you click on the above URL and go down to #18  (Travis Pastrana), there will be a camera icon off to the right.  If you click on that,  you will see Pastrana "in his new day job" selling ice cream and popsicles to kids.

Nick Mazza All-American in Lacrosse

    Nick Mazza of Davidsonville played in the Under Armour All-American Lacrosse Classic played July 6, 2013 at Towson U.  Nick played at Calverton High and will be a freshman on the Penn State lacrosse team for 2013-14.

Dale Harris Passes Away

This in an obituary that was missed back in April as it was not in any newspaper.

  Dr. Dale Wesley Harris, 76, of Davidsonville passed away April 25, 2013.  He was an Engineer and worked for various aerospace companies in MD.
  He received his Bachelors degree in Chemical Engrg. in 1959 from Missouri  U.  He later completed his Masters and PHD in Nuclear Engrg.
  He has a lengthy obituary at:

David Summeral Played Baseball at Shorter U.

    David Summeral of Davidsonville was on the baseball roster for Shorter University.  The senior previously played for  the University of the Cumberlands.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Pastrana Starts #5

    Travis Pastrana has qualified for the #5 spot in tomorrow's Nationwide Series NASCAR race in Chicago.  The race begins at 3:00 PM

Natalie Glanell at Syracuse U.

   Natalie Glanell of Davidsonville, a junior at Syracuse University,  was named to the All Tournament team this past season.  She is the daughter of Steven and Debra Glanell and is majoring in communication and rhetorical studies.
    For her bio and statistics,  go to:

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:
1)    a one story home on 2.45 acres at 1508 Haas Ct. was sold by  Gilbert Devey, Jr. to Todd and Moira Leavitt for $694,000.
2)    a one story home on .39 acres at 1553 Patuxent Manor Ct. was sold by Strategic Equity Group to Virginia Meares for $310,000.

Injured Cat Has Been Adopted

    The cat found in Davidsonville in June with an arrow through it has been adopted by a Towson couple in the late 20s.  The $8,500 reward apparently has not produced any suspects in the case.

Davidsonville UFO

    Interesting report about a UFO sighted in Davidsonville.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:
1)  A two story home on 1.0 acres at 3461 Blandford Way was sold by Nancy Reid to Jay and Corey Siembieda for $734,000.
2)  A two story home on 2.2 acres at 636 Santa Maria Lane was sold by Nancy Becker to Howard and Jean Seeger for $1,435,000

Governor Bridge To Stay Closed Until Fall

The Governors Bridge Road Bridge of the Patuxent River will remain closed until fall.
Prince George’s County officials, who are overseeing the work, said some structural problems were uncovered during an biannual inspection several months ago.
The work on the bridge is expected to begin in late summer or early fall and will take about four weeks to complete.

South County Concert Assn.

From the South River Source:
The South County Concert Association (SCCA)’s season tickets are now available for the 2013-14 fall and winter concert series. In its 38th season, SCCA is “bringing a bit of Broadway to South County” by offering a variety of nationally recognized performers to South County residents.
Over the years, musical greats such as Johnny Mann Singers and Dancers, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Moscow Balalaikas, Alpin Hong, Russian State Chorus and pianist Peter Nero have performed for SCCA members.
All performances are held at 7:30 p.m. at Southern High School. The season begins September 2013 and runs til Saturday, April 26, 2014.
The Diamonds
The Diamonds are one of numerous acts that will perform for SCCA members during the 2013-14 season.
The 2013-14 SCCA season line-up includes:

  • Saturday September 21, 2013 – An Evening with Hal Linden
  • Wednesday October 16, 2013 – DePue Brothers Band
  • Monday November 18, 2013 – The Diamonds
  • Saturday January 11 2014 – Legendary Ladies of Song
  • Monday February 10, 2014 – Jesse Lynch Jazz 101
  • Saturday March 29, 2014 – Yang and Olivia Liu
  • Saturday April 26, 2014- Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra
For additional information about the South County Concert Association or for membership information visit

Monday, July 15, 2013

Man Injured in 424 Accident

From The Capital
An elderly man was taken to the hospital following a traffic accident Monday morning in Davidsonville
The accident occurred around 6:10 a.m. near the intersection of Rossback Road and Davidsonville Road, Anne Arundel County police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said.
The man, who police said was about 87 years old, was taken to the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Parole with non-life-threatening injuries, fire department spokesman Lt. Jack Beall said.
Additional details were not immediately available Monday morning.

DAA Fall Sports Registration

Davidsonville Athletic Association 
P.O. Box 94 
Davidsonville, MD 21035
Registration On-Time Deadline Schedule
SportOn-Time RegistrationRegistration ClosesFeeLate Fee
Swimming:May 15, 2013June 2, 2013$120
$135 w/insurance
Travel Soccer Tryout:N/AJune 15, 2013N/AN/A
Flag Football:July 31, 2013August 31, 2013$95$10
Tackle Football:June 30, 2013August 31, 2013$165$20
Boys Select Lacrosse Tryout:N/AApril 7, 2013N/AN/A
Lax Academy (K-8 Grades):August 25, 2013as program reaches capacity$80N/A
Field Hockey:July 11, 2013July 26, 2013 or as age group reaches capacity$125 (Pee Wees, Middies, Juniors)
$105 (Sticklettes)
Youth Development Soccer (U5 - U7):July 31, 2013as age group reaches capacity$95$25
Dutch Soccer (U8 - U18):July 31, 2013as age group reaches capacity$95$25
County Soccer (U8-U18):July 15, 2013September 1, 2013 or as age group reaches capacity$115$25
Volleyball:August 15, 2013September 1, 2013 or as age group reaches capacity$95$15
Registration for Dutch Soccer will be discounted to $30 when registering in conjunction with any other DAA sport.

High School Volleyball Camp

    There will be a volleyball camp for 9th to 12th graders Aug. 5-8 at the Truxton Park Rec. Center in Annapolis from 6:30 - 8:30.  For more info on this and other volleyball camps,  go to:

DAA Volleyball Registration Now Open

    Registration for Volleyball opened on July 10.  For Davidsonville youth interested
in volleyball,  go to:

Amanda Hurlbutt Gets BA

    Amanda Hurlbutt of Davidsonville has been awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Connecticut College.  She majored in art history.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Five Ways Hackers Can Rip You Off

    Here are the five most common ways for hackers to access your sensitive info and how you can combat their efforts.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:
1)  a two and 1/2 story home on 2.65 acres at 3899 Greenmeadow Lane was sold by John Kaleo to Susan Eiss and Laurence Newcomb for $650,000.
2)  a two story home on 2.01 acres at 3478 Godspeed Court was sold by  David Chester to Alexander and Katie Ryzhikov for  $845,000.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pastrana 16th at New Hampshire

    Travis Pastrana of Davidsonville finished  16th in the Nationwide Series NASCAR race in New Hampshire on July 13.    Travis started in the 17th spot in the 40 car field and was on the lead lap when the race ended.
    You can see the complete results at:

Mike Evans in All-Star Lacrosse Game

    Michael Evans of Davidsonville will be playing in the Major League Lacrosse All-Star game on Sat. night at 7:00 PM. 
    This will be the fourth All-Star appearance for Chesapeake defenseman Michael Evans, a South River High graduate.  He will get to hang out  with fellow all-stars and enjoy an action-packed weekend, which includes a Friday night dinner for players and a post-game party on Saturday night at Whisky River Bar and Grill.
    You can read about the upcoming game at

Friday, July 12, 2013

Custom Car Show on Sept. 21

    The Rod & Staff Custom Car Fellowship Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness In Memory of Iris Belt is holding it's 1st Annual Car, Truck, Van & Motorcycle Show on Saturday, September 21, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m  at the Chesapeake Christian Fellowship Church, 377 West Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD 21035 
    The show is open to all years, makes & models. Pre-registration $12.00 [by September 7, 2013] $15.00 Day of Show. 
    There will be Top 75 people's choice w/3 best of show trophies and several specialty trophies. 
    There will be D.J Music, Dash Plaques to first 150, Door Prizes, Chinese Auction, 50/50 Raffle and vendor spots are available for $20.00 per spot. Free admission to the public and food available at the show (Fried Fish available thru American Cancer Society). 
    The Proceeds will benefit Relay For Life (Caring Hearts) American Cancer Society West A.A. County (A portion of the proceeds will go to the Christopher D. Gibson Sickle Cell Foundation).

    For additional info,  contact   Joe Belt at 443-463-2871.

Sam McKelvey, Seth Mackin at UMBC

    Sam McKelvey of Davidsonville was on the UMBC Retrievers lacrosse team this past year.  The 6' 1" 190 pound senior played on defense.
    Seth Mackin, a 5' 9" sophomore from Davidsonville was also on the lacrosse team.

Davidsonville Pictures

    A few nice photos of the Davidsonville area can be seen at:

Marlborough Hunt Races Still Looking For Site

      For the third year in a row, the Marlborough Hunt Races weren't held in 2013.  The steeplechase races at the Davidsonville Roedown Farm had been held on a Sunday in early April for 35 years. 
      The property was sold two years ago following the death of previous owner, Hal C.B. Clagett, a former president of the hunt club.    Race committee chairman Christy Clagett said the club “still cannot come to agreement” with the new owners of the farm so they are looking at alternative sites for 2014, including the Naval Academy Dairy Farm though a ban on alcohol there is a problem. 
    The event regularly drew 5,000 racing fans, many of whom set up lavish tailgate spreads on the hill of the Harwood farm overlooking the grassy race course.   Held rain or shine  the event was the unofficial spring  “coming out” party for Anne Arundel County.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Alysea Spagnuolo On Dean's List

    Alysea Nicole Spagnuoio,  daughter of Robert and Teresa Spagnuolo of Davidsonville,  has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Elon University.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Homes Sales include:
A two story four bedroom home on 4.5 acres at 1000 Mount Airy Rd. was sold by Stacey Whitesell to Daniel Whorton for $650,000.
A two story six bedroom home on 2.79 acres at 1108 Meredith Lane was sold by CitiMortgage to Theodore Taber for $502,000.
A two story five bedroom home on 2.09 acres of waterfront property  at 719 Peggy Stewart Ct. was sold by Richard Weaver to Benjamin Riley for $1,400,000.

Chess Camp for Students at DFRC

   Know of a student who would like to learn how to play chess?     The time-honored game of strategy will be taught to students kindergarten through ninth grade in full-day (9:00am-3:00pm) and half-day (9:00am-noon or noon-3:00pm) sessions of Chess Camp on August 5 at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center.
     Learn more about this and other county camp activities at, or pick up a program guide at any DPR location. Registration is available online, or by mail-in or walk-in payment at the DPR Headquarters at 1 Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis.

James Poole Worked on Local Short Movie

     Davidsonville resident and South River High graduate James Poole co-directed and co-produced “Nothing” with Severna Park resident Brandon Hendrickson.  Mikhail Torich was the director of photography.
    The short film tells the story of lead character John, portrayed by Poole, who is on the verge of committing suicide but passes out and wakes up to a room of infinite white space with no exits. John then meets Nothing, a character resembling the devil, who plays mind games in order to push John into killing himself.    The movie was shot in the Washington, DC area.
     Although they had submitted the movie to several festivals, they had similar reactions when their director of photography, Mikhail Torich, told them he was submitting it to Cannes.
    “I thought, ‘We shouldn’t even bother,’” recalled Poole. “We never thought we would have been accepted to something that big, but lo and behold, we did.”
    To read more about the three men and the movie they made,  go to:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Renee Winsky Named CEO and Pres.

    Renee M. Winsky, a Maryland business executive with broad experience leading organizations, was named Leadership Maryland’s President and CEO.
    She will replace Nancy Minieri, who founded the organization in 1992 and announced in March that she will retire at the end of this year.
    Winsky, of Davidsonville, was previously the executive director of the Chesapeake Innovation Center, a technology business incubator in Annapolis. She brings to Leadership Maryland nearly 30 years of public and private sector experience, including serving as CEO of the Tech Council of Maryland and as executive director of the Maryland Technology Development Corporation.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Payton Brown on Dean's List

Payton Brown of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at St. Marys College of Maryland.

Monday, July 8, 2013

John Rayford Passes Away

    John Edgar Rayford, 72, died June 27 at the Tate House in Linthicum.
    Born in Washington, D.C. on October 18, 1940, he was the eldest son of the late Elmer Carr Rayford and Elva Izora Coghill Rayford. He was a life-long resident of Anne Arundel County, including North Shore and Davidsonville.     Mr. Rayford was a 1959 graduate of Glen Burnie High School, and worked for several Glen Burnie auto dealerships. Eventually, he formed his own company which dealt with car repossessions. The last several decades, Mr. Rayford was sole proprietor of United Skip & Collection (USC) in Davidsonville. For most of his life, he was a car enthusiast, engine builder and involved in drag racing.
    He is survived by two brothers, Eddy Carr Rayford (Barbara) of Bluffton, S.C., and David William Rayford (Peggy) of North Shore; sister, JoAnn Rayford of Annapolis; three nephews, Brian Rayford of Sykesville, Sean Rayford of Columbia, SC, and Larry Rayford of Pasadena.
    A celebration of life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Columbian Center, 335 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

    A four bedroom two story home on 1.11 acres at 923 Petersburg Rd.  was sold by Judith Flood to Guodong Zhang for $500,000.
    A four bedroom two story home on 1.09 acres at 2403 Pebblebrook Court was sold by NVR Inc. to Michael Durbin for $799,900.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Chris Navarro Plays in Big Golf Tourney

    Eighty-five of the world’s best junior golfers have come to Anne Arundel County for the American Junior Golf Association Annapolis Junior tournament beginning Monday at the Old South Country Club in Lothian.  The field includes 63 boys and 22 girls from across the USA and also several foreign countries,  including several local players.   One of those local players is Chris Navarro from Davidsonville.
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