Monday, September 30, 2013

Melissa Stanton's Children's Book

It’s all started when Davidsonville mom Melissa Stanton’s 6-year-old daughter Ava wrote a thank you note to Santa Claus after Christmas in hopes of getting a response. 
“She was very upset that she wasn’t getting mail, and I told her if you want letters you have to send letters,” Stanton said. 
That prompted letters to be exchanged between Ava and her pen pal Santa (Melissa) which became the material for a new children's book which is now available online and in bookstores

http://edgewater.patch.com/groups/arts-and-entertainment/p/my-pen-pal-santa-davidsonville-mom-pens-childrens-book

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

    Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)   A split foyer home on .48 acres at 1526 Themes Dr. was sold by the Sec. of H.U.D. to William  and Sandra Fowble for $255,000.

2)  A one story home on 4.18 acres at 3451 Godspeed Rd. was sold by Harry Hutchison to Richard Gunther and Edward Cullen for $1,236,000.

Richard Senkel On Dean's List

 Richard M. Senkel, a senior from Davidsonville  majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business was on the dean's list for the spring semester at Virginia Tech..

Stephanie Mehl Graduates

Stephanie Mehl of Davidsonville recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sequential art.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Casey Martindale At Lycoming

    Freshman Casey Martindale  of Davidsonville  will help give the Lycoming College women's lacrosse team depth at the goalkeeping position this coming year. An ice hockey player in high school,  Martindale earned the Archbishop Spalding's President's Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence.
 

Travis Pastrana Now a Father

    Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana announced on social media that her and husband Travis Pastrana are the parents of a healthy baby girl. The couple's first child arrived Monday, Sept. 2. The two posted the above photo on Facebook and Twitter to announce the birth of "199-and-a-half," nicknamed so until the pair reveals her name -- one the two have long decided on, but kept within their close circle of family and friends.
    To read about the Travis family and also their new arrival,  go to:
http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2013/08/15/travis-pastrana-nascar-wife-lynz-pregnant.html

Pastrana 22nd At Dover

    Travis Pastrana came in 22nd in the Nationwide Series NASCAR race on Sept. 28 at Dover, DE.  He finished with 196 laps,  4 laps down from the leader. 

David Jacobs Joins Law Firm

    David H. Jacobs, BSOS, joined the Washington D.C., office of the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stons, P.L.C. as a senior counsel in the labor and employment department where he will be involved in local and national employment and general litigation matters.
    The 260-attorney law firm was established in Detroit in 1852 and has several offices in Michigan as well as New York City, Washington and Poland.
    Prior to joining Miller Canfield, Jacobs was with Carr, Goodson, Warner, also in Washington, as a partner in the firm's employment litigation group. He also clerked for the Hon. Lawrence H. Rushworth of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County. Jacobs resides in Davidsonville, Md. He earned his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Maryland Horse Council Barbecue

     Lt. Governor Anthony Brown presented the Maryland Horse Industry Board’s (MHIB) Touch of Class Award to a champion show horse and rider on Sept. 17 during the 7th annual Maryland Horse Council Barbecue at Dodon Farm Horse Training Center & Vineyard in Davidsonville. Joining him in the presentation were Agriculture Deputy Secretary Mary Ellen Setting and MHIB Chairman Jim Steele.
      Accepting the award were Ashley Foster, a 17 year-old college freshmen, and her horse Charade, a 12 year-old Warmblood gelding who trains at Rolling Acres Farm in Brookeville in Montgomery County. Lt. Governor Brown also presented a Secretary’s Citation to Kathy Schwartz-Howe, founder of Days End Farm Horse Rescue, who is retiring after 24 years as the organization’s executive director.
http://news.maryland.gov/mda/press-release/2013/09/14/champion-equines-from-montgomery-county-accept-touch-of-class-awards-from-lt-governor-brown/

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales include:

1)    A 2 story home on 4.10 acres at 3804 Birdsville Rd. sold by David L. Herzog, Jr. to Mark and Sandra Smith for $1,249,000.

2)    A 2 story home on .92 acres at 3518 Russell Thomas Lane was sold by James H. Thrift, Jr., to Kevin Brister and Sara Whitaker for $760,000.

Hovermale on Dean's List

 Kristin Hovermale of Davidsonville was  named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Hood College:
 

 

Dickson Charged with DUI.

Lawrence Edward Dickson, 58, 1078 Galway Road, Davidsonville; was charged May 4, 2013 and pleaded guilty to DUI. A bac was refused.  Sentenced to  jail for 60 days,  50 days suspended,  Under probation 1 year.

James Owens Passes Away

   James "Jim" Michael Owens of Davidsonville, MD, formerly of McLean, VA, passed away on September 1, 2013 at the age of 83.  He was born Sept. 29, 1929.
    Jim attended Holy Cross Grade School and Central High School in South Bend, IN.  He graduated from the University of Miami in Miami, OH., and received a Masters Degree from the University of Washington.
    He is survived by his sister, Mary Ann Young; brother, Thomas E. Owens; and brother, Robert J. Owens. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends.
    Jim was an American hero, dedicating his life to our country with six years in the U.S. Navy/Navy Reserves, and more than 30 years of federal service in the CIA.
    Jim thoroughly enjoyed skydiving and skiing.
    A Memorial Mass will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 West Central Avenue (Route 214), Davidsonville, MD.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Arrests in Davidsonville Postal Damage

    Four 17-19 year old youths from Davidsonville were arrested for blowing up a number of mail boxes in Davidsonville.
   
Arthur Corrin Reith, 19, Carter Robert Harrison, 18, and James Thomas Stevens, 19, all of Davidsonville, Maryland, and a 17-year-old were all charged in the crimes, police said.
    The 17 year old was also charged with DUI and drug possession.

    For more info and photos of those arrested,  go to:

http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/276380/189/Police-Teens-blew-up-mailboxes-in-Md

Barbecue at DUMC on Sat.

    The Tongues of Fire Barbecue team of the Davidsonville United Methodist Church will be cooking up their fabulous pork, beef and chicken sandwiches on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the church, 819 West Central Ave. in Davidsonville. Sales will begin at approximately 11 a.m. and continue through until 2 p.m. or when the food is sold out. All proceeds from the barbecue go to the Mission Ministry Team. Please call the church at 410-798-5511 for more information or visit the website at www.dumc.net.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home sales include:

1)      A one story home without basement  on 3.07 acres at 3300 Royal Glen Ave. was sold by Marjorie Ann Erickson to Harry Kalashian for $675,000.

2)      A two story home on 1.18 acres at 2002 Cortland Rd.  was sold by Cheryl Casnoff to Joel and Elizabeth Bakal for $785,000.

Ceroy & Coyle Graduate

      Emilee Ceroy and Brittany Coyle of Davidsonville  graduated from Stevenson University in Baltimore this past May.

Loyola U. Dean's List

The following Davidsonville students were name to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Loyola University Maryland:   Brittany Clays, Nicole Schneider and Chantal Williams.

Edmonds Charged with Robbery, Assault


From the Capital-Gazette:

 Annapolis police said they arrested a Davidsonville man in the assault and robbery of a bicyclist Sunday evening.

Jason Edmonds, 24, of Governor Bridge Road, was charged with robbery, second-degree assault and theft of less than $100, according to online court records.

Police said a 42-year-old man was riding his bike in the 1600 block of Forest Drive at 6:10 p.m. when Edmonds grabbed the bicycle, forcing it to stop. Edmonds then punched the man in the face and took cash from his pockets,  police said.  The bicyclist yelled for help, attracting passers-by and prompting Edmonds to run away.

Police said Edmonds was positively identified by witnesses after he was picked up by officers a short time later.
He is being held at Jennifer Road Detention Center. In addition to a $250,000 bond on assault, robbery and theft charges, he also is being held without bond on a warrant for violation of probation.
Edmonds received two years probation before judgment in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in July after pleading guilty to driving under the influence, according to online court records.


Edmonds also is scheduled to appear in county District Court in December on charges of auto theft, theft and possession of marijuana, court records show.




The following article also contains info about drug arrests in 2011: 

 

http://nixle.com/alert/4753708/

A search of court records shows numerous other arrests on a variety of charges over the years.


Photo below is of 1568 Gov. Br. Rd. where Edmonds lives:
 

Home Under Construction At 911 Gov. Br. Rd.

   Caruso Homes is building this new home at 911 Governor's Bridge Road.  It is one of several new homes in a new subdivision located about 1/2 mile east of MD 424.



Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mike Strange At Mounmouth U.


    Mike Strange of Davidsonville is a wide receiver on the Monmouth University Hawks football team.  The 6' 5" and 195 pound  son of Mike and Carol Ann Strange  is a sophomore majoring in Pre-Med.  he previously played for South River High.
    His bio can be read at:  http://www.gomuhawks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=67820&SPID=7664&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=14300&ATCLID=205504477&Q_SEASON=2013

Dylan Luiza at McDaniel College


      Dylan Luiza was on the 2013 lacrosse roster at McDaniel College this past spring.  The 5' 10" sophomore was majoring in Accounting/Finance.  His bio is available at:

http://www.mcdanielathletics.com/sports/mlax/2012-13/bios/luiza_dylan_6mp7

Nick Allen at Carnegie Mellon U.

    Nick Allen of Davidsonville is on the roster as an offensive tackle for the Carnegie Mellon University football team.  The 6-3 and 245 pound junior is majoring in mechanical engineering.  He played for Archbishop Spalding High School.

Pastrana Hits Outer Wall For Early Race Exit

    Travis Pastrana had a short night at the Kentucky 300 on Saturday night.  After an early spin-out which required a change of tires,  he was bumped on lap 59 and slammed into the outer wall ending his day.  He finished in 34th because of the early exit. 
    To see his two incidents,  go to the below URL and find Travis Pastrana on line 34.  Click on the camera icon to the far right of his name.

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/nationwide-series/standings/results/2013/kentucky-300.html

Kellie Thompson Shiley Remembered

    The Kellie Thompson Shiley 5K and Family Fun Run, is being  held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept 23, at  the  Chesapeake Exploration Center’s Cross Island Trail on Kent Island. More than 400 runners have signed up for the event, which will benefit the fund established to help support the Shiley children.

     Former Davidsonville Gator Kellie  was a three-time All-American at  North Carolina, earning second team honors as both a junior and senior. In 2002, she became the program’s all-time leading scorer with 222 career points and 169 goals, marks that stood for a decade.   She  still holds the school record for single-season goals (62 in 2002) and  set an NCAA tournament record with eight goals in a first-round victory over UMBC.
http://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/other_sports/family-friends-remember-kellie-thompson-shiley-a-year-after-tragic/article_de6eb259-5f62-5595-a705-bff24feb1bd0.html

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales include:

1)      A one story home on .485 acres at 1526 Themes Dr. was sold by the Sec. of Housing & Urban Dev. to Willian and Sandra Fowble for $255,000.

2)      A one story home on 4.18 acres at 3451 Godspeed Rd. was sole by Harry Hutchison to Richard Gunther and Edward Cullen for $1,225,000.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Davidsonville Car Show, Sept. 21

    Over 100 cars were on display on Sept. 21 at the Chesapeake Christian Fellowship Parking Lot for their first annual car show. 
See details at:  http://davidsonvillenews.blogspot.com/2013/09/car-show-on-sept-21.html

    Below are a few pictures taken at the show which includes some of the cars shown.

Prizes for car owners




Park and Ride Overcrowding


    This is a typical scene across from the Davidsonville Park and Ride and will probably stay this way every weekday until expansion of the Park and Ride takes place.  Unfortunately,  the expected completion date of the work to increase the capacity from 200 to 400 cars is next summer. 

New Home at 907 Gov. Br. Rd.

Marrick Homes is building a new home at 907 Governors Bridge Road in Davidsonville.  It is located about 1/2 mile east of MD 424.

New Home at 913 Gov. Br. Rd.

    Caruso Homes is building a new home at 913 Governors Bridge Road which is to the east of MD 424. 

Ellis Earley Pickle Passes Away

    Davidsonville resident Ellis Earley Pickle passed away on August 31, 2013.  He was born December 29, 1929.  
     Funeral arrangements were handled by Hardesty Funeral Home -  Gambrills. 
     A graveside service was held Wed., Sept. 4, 2013 in Lakemont Memorial Gardens 900 West Central Ave., Davidsonville

Middle Plantation

From Wikipedia:
Middle Plantation is an historic house and plantation in Davidsonville, Maryland, originally owned by the Huguenot, Mareen Duvall.     The original 600 acre tract was patented to him near the South River in 1664.
Middle Plantation was been described shortly after it was built "as luxurious and courtly as any of the manors of the English gentry
The plantation is identified by a historical marker at the side of Md 424 just north of US 50.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Davidsonville Car Show on Sept. 21

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.

Open to all years, makes & models. Pre-registration $12.00 [by September 7, 2013] $15.00 Day of Show. 

Top 75 people's choice w/3 best of show trophies and several specialty trophies. 

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). 

Proceeds to 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).

Vineyards at Dodon Now Harvesting Grapes

    The Vineyards at Dodon and other wineries in the area are busy harvesting their grapes for their next batch of wines. 

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/local/anne-arundel-s-wineries-deep-in-harvest-rush/article_9b06d000-9a89-58b3-90a1-83956b3b850b.html

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Herman Tabler Passes Away









    Herman C. "Hank" Tabler, 84, a 30-year resident of Davidsonville and previously of Oxon Hill, died September 15 at his home surrounded by family.
    Born August 5, 1929 in Buechel, KY, Hank served in the U.S. Army and then the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. He completed 22 years of military service before retiring from the Air Force in 1966 as a Staff Sergeant. Hank worked for the U.S. Civil Service at Bolling Air Force Base until retiring again in 1976. He spent the next 22 years providing security at the Capital Centre and MCI Center.
    Hank was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, American Legion Post 248 in Temple Hills, the South County Senior Center and the Masonic Lodge #231 in Oxon Hill. He was an avid pool player and enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his family.
    He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Regine M. Tabler; son, Stanis Tabler of Charles Town, WV; daughter, Regine Olga Klimer of Carlisle, PA; sister, Thelma Holtz of Indiana; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    Friends are invited to Hank's Life Celebration from 2 until 4 p.m., Sunday, September 22, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater where Hank's funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, September 23. Interment will take place at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville. An online guestbook is available at www.kalasfuneralhomes.com

Peter Kot Passes Away


    Peter Kot, M. D., age 81, of Davidsonville, died August 27, 2013.  He was the beloved husband of Ann M. Kot; father of Greg, Mark and James Kot, Margaret Womack, Kathleen Johnson and Ann Dowling; survived by brother Delphin, 20 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

    A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Sat., August 31 at Holy Family Catholic Church and interment was at Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, VA.

Recent Davidsonville Real Estate Sales

Recent Davidsonville Real Estate  Sales include:

1)    A 9.86 acre unimproved parcel at 3900 Patuxent River Rd. was sold by Jeffrey Wiebking to Andrewa Lutoy for $240,000.

2)    A one story home on .36  acre at 3761 Danube Dr. was sold by Duetsche Bank National Trust to John Ujhazy for $210,000.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Matt Soldano Plays Lacrosse at Eastern U.


    Matt Soldano,  son of Chris and Carrie Soldano of Davidsonville, was a senior on the Eastern University lacrosse team this past spring.   He was an All-Star captain in football and lacrosse at Annapolis Area Christian School.
    Matt's bio can be read at:  http://www.goeasterneagles.com/index.php?option=com_flexcontent&task=view&flexcontentid=285

David Kersey Captains Cross Country Team


   The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's cross country team was just eight points away from defending their Washington & Lee University Invitational title, finishing second on Saturday morning, Sept. 7,  with four top 10 finishes--5th, 6th, 8th, 9th.
   David Kersey of Davidsonville (South River High) was the 6th place finisher and is a captain of the team.
   His bio can be read at:   http://www.smcmathletics.com/sports/mxc/2013-14/bios/kersey_david_x955

Amber Kovalick To Play Lacrosse at UMBC


    Amber Kovalick,  daughter of William and Tamara Kovalick of Davidsonville is a freshman at UMBC and is on the 2014 Lacrosse roster.  She helped South River win the county championship  over Broadneck her senior year.  She also lettered in soccer and basketball at South River and was an honor roll student.  Her college major is undecided at the present time.

Her bio can be read at:  http://www.umbcretrievers.com/sports/wlacrosse/bio.asp?PLAYER_ID=7340

Food Link Fundraiser in Davidsonville Sept. 21

Food Link, Inc.’s biggest fundraising event of the year will be hosted by Homestead Gardens this year on Saturday, Sept. 21.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to Food Link, Inc. which will help  ensure the integrity of the Food Link network of programs, currently serving over 40,000 individuals in need each month in Anne Arundel County.
Tickets are $50 in advance and are available for purchase online at Food Link’s website www.foodlinkmaryland.org. For more information, please contact Cathy Holstrom at (410) 897-3942
Ticket cost includes:
▪ catering by Saucy Salamander
 dessert
▪ beer donated by Fordham Dominion Brewery & wine
▪ live music by Fren-z
▪ silent auction
▪ photo booth
▪ & more!
The event is open to the public and will be held Rain or Shine.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Homes Sales


Recent Davidsonville Home Sales include:

1)  A two story home on .91 acre at 1343 Anglesey Dr. was sold by Glenn Hamilton to James and Gillian Richards for $725,000.

2)  A one story home on .375 acre  at 1538 Patuxent Manor Rd. was sold by Moira Dehn to Anthony and Sophia Celino for $295,000.

2)  A split foyer home on .33 acre at 3691 Nile Road was sold by Shawn Bowers to Vincent Tuozzo and Lauren Samuels for $345,000.

Justin Hintz Receives BS

Justin Hintz of Davidsonville recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science in computer science.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Shannon Carta Plays For Salisbury U.


   Shannon Carta played lacrosse for the Salisbury University Seagulls  this past season.  The former South River Seahawk and Davidsonville resident's bio and stats can be read at:
http://www.suseagulls.com/sports/wlax/2012-13/bios/carta%20shannon%20snkn
    Salisbury U. was DIII national champion in women's lacrosse.

Pastrana 27th at Chicagoland

     Travis Pastrana finished 27th of the 40 cars in the Dollar General 300 NASCAR race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL, on Saturday.  Travis was 4 laps down at the end of the race.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Nick Mazza To Play for Penn State

    Penn State announced that 6-foot-2, 195-pound midfielder Nick Mazza of Davidsonville will join the Penn State lacrosse  team for the 2014 season. The incoming freshman  played at Calverton School in Huntingtown.  

Friday, September 13, 2013

Charles Tucker Passes Away

   

    Charles Richard "Sonny" Tucker, 85, died peacefully September 8 at his home in Birdsville, less than a year after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.
    Sonny lived on the farm known as Bessonton for 46 years. Born on January 23, 1928 at his grandmother's house in Putty Hill in Baltimore to the late Richard B. and Anne E. Hack Tucker, Sonny grew up in Birdsville. He could be found helping his father with the family store and small farm.
    He attended Owensville Elementary and Annapolis High School where he graduated early to join the 
Army and serve in World War II. He was in basic training in Alabama when the war ended and he stayed in the Army, becoming a photographer.He was stationed in Alaska, Colorado, Florida, and Iceland where his work included surveillance of Russian naval activity in the North Atlantic.In 1949, he was honorably discharged from the newly formed Air Force with the rank of Sergeant. He returned to the Birdsville area where he attended the University of Maryland for one year.  In 1951, he was hired as a lineman by C&P Telephone Co. After an accident, which crushed his left foot and ankle, the company moved him into Engineering where he worked to install and troubleshoot early switch equipment.In 1992, he retired from Verizon as an outside plant engineer associate, having served the company for 41 years. Sonny purchased Bessonton Farm around 1950. There, he raised beef cattle, boarded horses, and grew corn, hay and tobacco.   
    In 1967, he married Miriam D. "Bunny" Tucker and later that year they built a house on the farm where they raised their three children: Cindy, 
Matt and Curt. For most of his adult life, Sonny was involved in and held key positions in the following organizations:  Chesapeake Environmental Protection Association, President and Board Member; Calvert Cliffs Coordinating Committee, President; Save Our Streams, Board Member; Anne Arundel County Bay Savers, Trustee; South County Zoning Coordinating Committee, President; South County Coalition, Board Member; Davidsonville Civic Association, Member; Harwood Civic Association, Board Member; Birdsville Civic Association, President; Anne Arundel County Farm Bureau, Member; Quaker Burying Grounds, Trustee; Anne Arundel County Farm Preservation Advisory Board, Member; Anne Arundel County Executive Transition Team, Member (Bob Pascal, Jim Lighthizer, John Gary, and Janet Owens); Anne Arundel Preservation Oversight Committee, Chairman.  He particularly enjoyed his work in preserving open space, and other environmental conservation initiatives. After retiring from Verizon, Sonny took up flying with his son at a local airport and bought a partnership in an airplane.  He traveled with his family to Europe on several occasions and traveled around the United States.  His other hobbies included tractor pulling, hunting and repairing farm equipment.
    He was a long time member of Davidsonville United Methodist Church and recently attended Chesapeake Christian Fellowship.    He practiced his faith, and  was known as being repentant of his sins until his death. Sonny was also dedicated to his beloved Weimaraner, Duke.
    In addition to his parents, Sonny was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas H. Tucker. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Cynthia (Bill) Mueller; two sons, Matthew (April) Tucker and Curt Tucker; seven grandchildren, Kathryn, Carolanne, Coralee, Grace, Evelyn, Ethan and Elise; a brother-in-law Ted (Donna) Brown; a sister-in-law Christine Tucker; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
    The family will receive visitors from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 13. Interment will be in Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville. Donations may be made to Chesapeake Christian Fellowship, 377 W Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD 21035 or the 
. An online guestbook is available at: 
www.kalasfuneralhomes.com 

Fire Advisory Board Seeks Members

Couny Executive Laura Neuman is seeking volunteers for the county's Fire Advisory Board, which advises the County Executive and the Fire Chief, on all matters, policies, and procedures related to the administration of Emergency Management Systems/Fire/Rescue services in the County.
The Board, established in 1985, consists of nine members who serve 4-year term limits concurrent with the term of each County Executive as established by the County Charter.  Six members of the Board must be firefighters, with three appointed by the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Firefighter’s Association, two from the Firefighter’s Union and one from the Battalion Chiefs Association.  The three remaining positions are civilians appointed by the County Executive. These individuals shall reside in separate locations within the County.
County residents interested in applying for a civilian appointment to the Fire Advisory Board should submit a resume to Sarah Francisco, Coordinator of Boards & Commissions at exfran44@aacounty.org.

DES Parents Seek Traffic Light

    After a number of accidents,  and many "near misses" Davidsonville Elementary School has asked the state to do a study about the dangerous conditions on MD 214 as parents leave the school parking lot.   The hope of many parents is a traffic light at that location.  You can read the details at:

http://southriversource.com/2013/09/11/davidsonville-elementary-parents-seek-green-light-from-state-officials-for-traffic-light/

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville homes sales include:

1)    A one story home on .63 acre at 413 West Central Ave. was sold by Emily Ahlstrom to Michael and Stacey Fletcher for $385,000

2)    A two story  home on 1.38 acres at 3316 Blackberry Lane was sold by Alfred Fay to James Greenan and Doreen Wood for $775,000.

3)    A two story home on 2.08 acres at 728 Chickamauga Dr. was sold by Paul Wilson, Jr., to Keith Orndorff and Keely Conley for $565,000. 

Kellie Thompson Shiley Benefit

    Friends of former DAA Gator lacrosse star Kellie Thompson Shiley talk about her in this article.  Kellie was an All-American lacrosse player for the North Carolina Tarheels who died during child birth of her twins. 
    A 5K race to raise funds for the support of her children will be run on Sept. 22.

http://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/other_sports/family-friends-remember-kellie-thompson-shiley-a-year-after-tragic/article_de6eb259-5f62-5595-a705-bff24feb1bd0.html

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Chas & Fran's Place

    Chas and Frannie Thompson,  who used to operate the Davidsonville Market, are planning a new restaurant in Edgewater.  Chas and Fran's  Place will be opening soon on Mayo Road in the building that Carlson's Bakery recently moved out of.  For more info, go to:

http://edgewater.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/chas--frans-breakfast-place-opening-soon-in-edgewater

Car Show at Knightongale Farm

A nice car show was held on the Knightongale Farm on Birdsville Road near the intersection with MD Rt. 2 on Sat., Sept. 7.  Several Davidsonville vehicles were on display and are shown below along with the Davidsonville  owner's name.  More info about the show can be read at: 
 
 
Part of the cars on display

Part of the cars on display

David King's 1970 Chevrolet Nova


John Haas's 1957 Chevrolet Belair  2 door sedan

Butch Sutphin's 1949 Mercury Coupe

Dana Sutphin's 1948 Chevrolet 3100 five window  pickup

Ed Hounsbell's 1953 Chevrolet 210 two door hardtop 

Bill Bevard's 1966 Ford Galaxy

Mike Greenwell's 1946 John Deere model LA

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tommy Terry 's New Business


Boredom turned Davidsonville resident and Annapolis firefighter  Tommy Terry into an entrepreneur.    Needing something to do between his 24 hour shifts,  he and wife Stacey decided to go into carpet cleaning.  The year old business now also includes RV/boat cleaning and biohazard materials cleanup.

The following article contains an interview with Tommy about the business. http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/business/inside-business-annapolis-firefighter-cleans-carpets-on-the-side/article_3cdd791b-0a87-58db-837d-c429d975c50f.html
 

Patrick Spencer Committs To Loyola.

Boys’ Latin attackman Patrick Spencer, a Davidsonville resident, committed to play lacrosse for Loyola University. The  6-foot-1, 170-pound junior, also plays for the Baltimore Crabs.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Crossing America For A Cure

 
Al DeCesaris and Jenna Heck
 
     St. Marys High graduate Al  DeCesaris plans to ride a bicycle from CA to Atlantic City, with a stop in Annapolis, to raise money for research to find a cure for Sturge Webber Syndrome which afflicts his niece, nine year old Jenna Heck of Davidsonville.   You can read more about the foundation formed by Al and his sister Ida Heck at:

http://www.crossingamericaforacure.com/

    You can read more about the DeCeasares family at:
http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/local/st-mary-s-grad-biking-cross-country-to-raise-money/article_04326a28-c90a-5744-8c27-ee4c7e38fbbb.html

    We previously reported on Jenna and her family at:  http://davidsonvillenews.blogspot.com/2013/05/jenna-heck-has-hopes-for-cure.html

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Work Started at Park and Ride

Work has begun on the expansion of the Park and Ride lot on 424 near US 50.   This expansion should add parking for about 200 additional cars.


Pastrana 20th at Richmond

    Travis Pastrana of Davidsonville finished 20th in the Nationwide NASCAR race at Richmond on Friday night.    He was on the lead lap at the finish despite having spun out during the race which brought out the caution flag. 
    You can see video of Travis's accident by going to the below URL and going down to #20, Travis Pastrana.  To the right of his name you will see a camera icon which you can click on to see the video.

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/nationwide-series/standings/results/2013/virginia-529-college-savings-250.html

Mike Evans on National Team

Several players with local ties have been selected to the training roster for the United States men’s lacrosse national team.
Three Anne Arundel County natives who currently play for the Chesapeake Bayhawks made the 52-man roster, including Mike Evans of Davidsonville who formerly played for Johns Hopkins and South River High.  To read about the other players from the county and Maryland,  go to:
http://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/other_sports/local-players-earn-u-s-lacrosse-spots/article_73d78941-3d0e-54ad-9810-584df7735c41.html

Catherine Holmes Vs MD. Health Society

    We reported on the standoff between Catherine Holmes and the Maryland Health Society concerning her membership in the club back a few days ago.   The following article in the Baltimore Sun includes additional detail and a picture.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/bs-md-nudist-standoff-20130908,0,350710.story?page=2

Friday, September 6, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales Include:

1.  A 2 story home on .92 acres at 2713 Howard Grove Road was sold by Robert Smith to Patrick and Victoria Flood for $710,000.

2.  A 2 story home on 1.80 acres at 1291 Lavalle Dr. was sold by John Horrner  to  Erik and  Nantaporn   Haskins for $567,000.

3.  A two story home on 1.20 acres at 1004 Howard Grove View was sold by David and       Stephanie  Heydt to Kelly and Gregory Blackman for $792,000.

Car, Truck, Bike Show on Sat.

The Abnormal Behavior Domestic Car and Mini Truck Club will hold their fourth annual car-truck-bike benefit show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Knightongale Farm, 3924 Solomons Island Road  where it intersects with Birdsville Road in Harwood.
This year the show will benefit a local woman, Melissa Smith, 29, who has been on a whirlwind with her health since she was 22. She underwent chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma but was later re-diagnosed. Just a short year after remission, Smith was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease called transverse myelitis, leaving her paralyzed from the chest down.
Friends and family are helping to pay her bills and living costs just to keep a roof over her head. All proceeds from the show will benefit Smith.
There will be tons of awards, food, DJ and fun for the kids, as well as corn hole, a silent auction and much more. All makes and models of cars, trucks and bikes are welcome.