Thursday, October 31, 2013

New Ransomware Virus Spreading Rapidly (Updated 11/4/13)

     While nearly all virus warnings that you received by e-mail are hoaxes,  here is a legitimate, very serious virus warning.    Do not open any e-mail attachments that look the least bit suspicious.  Do not go to links in an e-mail that is suspicious.  And,  do not go on web sites that might look suspicious.

Update 11-4-13: At first the criminals behind CryptoLocker said you had four days to pay or your files were locked forever. Now, however, they say that you can get them back even after four days. The catch is that you'll have to pay more than $2,000!
While you might pay this ransom as a last resort, users are reporting that some files will give an error and stay locked. There is no way to recover those files.

Davidsonville Dentists Wooddell & Passaro

    Here is  info  about Davidsonville dentists Dr. James Wooddell and Dr. Joseph Passaro.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A one story home on 1.03 Acres at 695 Santa Maria Lane was sold by Thomas Bonnar to David and Karin Campbell for $925,000.

2)    A two story home on 2.00 acres at 713 Sharpsburg Dr.was sold by Karin Thibodeau to Joseph and Jody Davenport for $635,000.

3)    A two story home on 1.34 acres at 1331 Dickey Dr. was sold by Thomas Salem to Christopher Grizzell for $535,000.

Bogus "Green Dot" Scam

A new scam involves BGE impostors asking customers to pay bills using a Visa Green Dot credit card.  BGE reports  customers are reporting that someone will call or visit them claiming to be a utility worker from BGE.

The callers claim to represent BGE, saying a customer's service is about to be terminated. The caller then says the customer can make an emergency payment by purchasing a Visa Green Dot credit card which is bogus.   Any such calls or visits should be reported promptly to 911. 

Tracie Severson in Marathon

    Tracie Severson of Davidsonville finished the Marine Corp Marathon as the 471st woman to cross the finish line with a time of 3:40:06.    An estimated 30,000 people took part in the Oct. 27 run in DC. 

Laura Neuman Is "Woman To Watch"

The latest edition of The Washingtonian magazine lists Davidsonville resident  Laura Neuman as one of six "Women to Watch" in the region.   Laura has been AA County Executive for little over a year and has made great changes in her office.

The magazine article describes Neuman as follows:

“The Anne Arundel County Executive took over in February for John Leopold, who resigned following a scandal over his misuse of county staff. Neuman made sweeping personnel changes in her first few months and brought the government’s office – which had DOS computer systems and no internet when she arrived – into the 21st century."

Monday, October 28, 2013

Kendall Garden at Lehigh U.

    Kendall Garden of Davidsonville is a sophomore majoring in biology at Lehigh University.  She is also on the 2014 lacrosse team.  To learn a lot about Kendall,  go to the below link.
    When she was at Archbishop Spalding,  she accumulated a number of honors on the lacrosse and field hockey fields and also in the classroom.

Scott Mitchell at Radford University

Scott Mitchell of Davidsonville is a freshman at Radford University and is on the 2014 baseball team.  The 6-2 175 pound South River graduate is a right handed pitcher.

Tara Fleshman On FSU Cheer Squad

    Tara Fleshman of Davidsonville is on the cheerleading squad at Frostburg State University.  The South River High graduate is a sophomore at FSU.

Mary Purdy On University Alumni Board

Mary Hamilton Purdy of Davidsonville is on the Board for the Northwest Foundation, Inc.,  the alumni association for Northwest Missouri State University in  Maryville, MO.  Mary was a 1972 graduate of the university

James Hancock Receives BA

    James Hancock, of Davidsonville, received a Bachelor of Arts from Roger Williams University.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Katherine Sullivan At Boston College


    Katherine Sullivan of Davidsonville  is on the Boston College  rowing team.  She is a junior in the School of Arts & Sciences.  She is the youngest of Barry Sullivan and Diana Peckham's three children.  Her sister, Alexandra, is receiving her Master's Degree from Johns Hopkins University.  Her brother, Sean, graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2008.
    Katherine lettered in basketball for three years at South River High and also rowed for the Annapolis Rowing Club for three years.

Jeff Crossley At Northwestern Mutual

            Jeff Crossley is a District Director for Northwestern Mutual.
            Jeff is originally from Davidsonville, Maryland and began with Northwestern Mutual in September 2001 after completing his Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Baltimore. Jeff has a passion for mentoring Financial Representatives and has found success as a District Director, overseeing the Baltimore office. In his years with the firm Jeff has also served as Field Director and works as a Financial Advisor, catering mostly to attorneys, physicians, sales professionals, maritime professionals, and business owners. 
            As an Advisor Jeff’s favorite part of the job is helping his clients gain peace of mind knowing their financial security plan is in order. Throughout his service Jeff has qualified for Million Dollar Round Table numerous times (2006, 2008, 2010-2013) and has earned his CLU® designation.
            Jeff is actively involved with the Living Classrooms Foundation and HIKE Foundation. In 2012 he was honored as a Living Classrooms Foundation “Rising Star” for his charitable contributions to the community.  Jeff resides in Baltimore City with his wife Heather and their dog George. He is passionate about rock climbing and traveling and also enjoys squash, fishing, and golf.  

Bennettt Myers Passes Away


    Bennett "Ben" Francis Myers, 84, a 19-year resident of Davidsonville and previously of Rogers Heights, died October 24 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center after a brief illness.
    Born on July 7, 1929 in Scotland, MD, Ben served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War with assignments in Japan and Korea. After the war, he joined the Steamfitters Local 602 and later became a construction project manager for the Marriott Corporation. Ben was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and crabbing. He was a founding member of the Little Buck Hunt Club in Cambridge.
    Ben was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Goins Myers, whom he married in 1953 and who died in 2003; and his son, Bart who died this past September. He is survived by two daughters, Benita Myers of Davidsonville and Linda Cheyne and her husband, Clayton of Edgewater; brother, Jack Myers of Marietta, GA; sister, Jane Schwartfager of North Carolina; daughter-in-law, Penny Myers of Leland, NC; four grandchildren, Patrick McKenna, Sam Cheyne, Dawn Poss and Makayla Lyons; and three great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 29 at Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. An online guestbook is available at

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Doepkins Farm Mums

    Each year,  the Doepkins Farm on 424, near Rt. 50, has a floral design of mums on their hill near the farm house.   The top photo is this year's design.   The lower photo is a field of mums close to 424.

Park and Ride Construction

Work is progressing on the Davidsonville Park and Ride.  When construction started,  the forecasted completion date of next summer seemed easy to beat. After all,  it is only a parking lot.   However,  with the pace of work over the last few weeks progressing as it is,  the next summer  date seems probable.

Sara Edwards In Montana

     Davidsonville native Sara Edwards graduated from the University of Maryland with an environmental studies degree with a Spanish minor. Sara has been a rafting guide since 2012. When not on the river, you might find her climbing mountain  peaks or exploring foreign countries.
      To read more about her and the people she works with,  go to:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ryan Wade Enters Lacrosse Hall of Fame

     Severn School product Ryan Wade is one of eight inductees being formally welcomed into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2013. This year’s eight-person class will be officially inducted in a ceremony on Saturday at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley.
    Wade, a Davidsonville native, was a three-time All-American at the University of North Carolina and the national midfielder of the year in 1993. Known for his incredible work ethic on and off the field, he helped lead the Tar Heels to the NCAA national championship in 1991 as well as four straight ACC championships during his career (1991-1994). He was selected as the ACC’s player of the year following both his junior and senior seasons.

    To read more about Ryan Wade and his career,  go to:

Sarah Maloof at Towson U.

    Sarah Maloof of Davidsonville is a junior at Towson University and plays attack on their lacrosse team.  The daughter of Robert and Susan Maloof had an outstanding career at South River High and was a starter for part of the 2013 season for the Tigers.  She is majoring in Sports Management.  Her bio can be read at:

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A two story home on 2.06 acres at 3423 Kings Retreat Ct. was sold by Christina McDonough to Michael and Maria Lane for $619,000.

2)  A two story home on 2.14 acres at 303 Whispering Oaks Lane was sold by Constance Haywood to Max and Abigail Zarate for $515,000.

Maria Shields Interview

    Maria Shields of Davidsonville has been making a name for herself as a runner.  Typically  she competes in marathons and shorter races,  but she has also ran in a 100 mile race.  Below is a link to an article in IRunFar magazine where she is being interviewed.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Al DeCesaris Video Upon OC Arrival

    For another write-up and a video about Al DeCesaris and his 3,000+ bike ride for Sturge-Webber Syndrome and his niece, Ida Heck of Davidsonville, go to:
    The video records his arrival in Ocean City as he completed the 45 day ocean to ocean ride.

Davidsonville Cub Scouts Web Site

    The Cub Scouts of Davidsonville have their own web site at:

Tarah Piccirilli at Tennesee Tech

    Tarah Michele Piccirilli of Davidsonville is a freshman on the Tennesee Tech soccer team.  The 5-8 freshman is the daughter of Vincent and Diane Piccirilli and graduated from South River High School.
    Her bio can be read at:

Thomas Walcott On Board of Trustees

    Thomas S. Walcott of Davidsonville is on the Board of Trustees at Beloit College.  He graduated there in 1999 and is employed by the Dept. of Defense.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Margarette Rogler Passes Away

Margarette B. Rogler of Davidsonville died Oct. 11. She was 89.

Margarette was a doctor, who worked her way through Kent State University and Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. She was board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. 

Prior to her certification, Margarette riveted airplane wings before becoming a Yeoman First Class in the Navy during World War II. She loved horseback riding, spending time with her family and diving.

There will be a brief service at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at the Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, 1122 Sunrise Beach Rd. in Crownsville.

All information obtained form Kalas Funeral Homes. Read Margarette's full obituary online here. 

Caroline Hamilton at Florida Gulf Coast

    Caroline Hamilton of Davidsonville is on the 2013-14 swimming team roster for Florida Gulf Coast University.   She is a freshman and attended Archbishop Spalding High School where she was a two time Scholastic All-American.   Her bio is at:

Jeff Gunhus Is Children's Book Author

   Jeff Gunhus, who lives in Davidsonville with his wife and five children, said he was concerned when his son lost enthusiasm for reading and took it upon himself to start an early morning book club. Each morning, Gunhus and his two sons would read a book together before going to school.
   So Gunhus started writing the first Jack Templar book based on his oldest son. Gunhus said he would wake up early and write a few chapters before book club. Before long, the first book was finished and friends were asking to read it as well.  Not long after, Gunhus said he decided to self-publish the book.

South River Volleyball Club

     The South River Volleyball Club (SRVC) is a competitive volleyball program for girls. Their  athletes have the opportunity to train and compete at the local and regional level. SRVC's goal is to provide a solid foundation of fundamentals and promote advanced competitive skill development  to achieve excellence in volleyball.
   Coach Ernie Siegrist is the Director and principal founder of South River Volleyball Club.  Ernie started playing competitive volleyball with adult teams in CHRVA.  He launched the Davidsonville Athletic Association (DAA) volleyball program which has been growing steadily for more than 10 years. He worked with the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation & Parks to start the youth recreational volleyball program in Anne Arundel County.  Five organizations participated in the inaugural season in 2009.  The County program has grown to eight organizations with more projected.  Coach Ernie is IMPACT certified.
    An all around athlete, his primary sport was football. He played Division II football at East Stroudsburg University. He was a member of the 1982 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Champions that were honored with the Lambert Plaque as the top Division II team in the East and the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II Team of the Year. He personally earned Academic All-American 1st Team, All-American 2nd Team, All-ECAC Team and PSAC 1st Team honors. He also had a tryout for the NFL with the Cleveland Browns in 1985.
     To learn more about the SRVC, go to their web site at:

Hopkins Family to Close Mt. Airy U-Pick

    After 38 years,  the Mt. Airy U-Pick Farm will be closing its strawberry fields after the 2014 season.   The farm at the corner of Davidsonville Road and Mt. Airy Road has supplied the community with fresh strawberries for years and will be missed by many.  To read more about
the Hopkins family,  go to:

Another article about the farm is at:

Monday, October 21, 2013

Al Decesaris Arrives in Davidsonville

    St. Marys Alumni Al Decesaris arrived at Davidsonville Elementary on Monday,  Oct. 21, after bicycling across the country from Santa Monica, CA,  to raise money for research of Sturge-Weber Syndrome which afflicts his niece, nine year old Jenna Heck of Davidsonville.
    Thus far he has raised $25,000 during the ride which will end in Ocean City, MD.
    To read about his ride,  go to:

    Before All began his ride,  he was featured in an article on this news blog at:

    You can read more about the Heck and Decesaris families fund-raising efforts for research of this syndrome at:,0,6576705.story

Sunday, October 20, 2013

$1.7 Million Home For Sale

   If  expansive views of the South River from the  deck of your waterside pool is your desire,  then you should check out this $1.7M listing at 3428 Constellation Dr. in Davidsonville
    This 3,026 square foot home on four acres  features four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and large attached garage.   You will also find a deepwater pier  with a boathouse and lifts.
    It can be yours for only $1.7 million,  so contact your local Realtor to check it out.

Lindsey (West) Lutz Coaches At Shenadoah

    Lindsey (West) Lutz, a Davidsonville native, is the women's lacrosse coach at Shenandoah University, a post she has held since 2008.    Prior to that,  she was a graduate assistant women's lacrosse coach at St. Vincent University for two years.
    A 2006 graduate of Methodist University, Lutz was standout player for the Lady Monarchs. She left the Fayetteville, N.C. school as the squad's all-time leading scorer, was a three-time All-USA South Conference selection and earned 2006 USA South Conference Player of the Year honors.    She still holds Methodist records for goals, assists and points in a game.
    In May 2012, it was announced that Lutz has been selected for induction into the Methodist University Hall of Fame. She was formally inducted into the Hall in November, 2012.
    Lindsey received her Masters degree from St. Vincent University in 2008.
    More info about Lindsey can be read at:

Daniel Lanier In Amateur Golf

    Darrell Lanier of Davidsonville is ranked #282 in the Golfweek amateur Senior Rankings.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Chris Navarro Golf Update

    Chris Navarro has been competing in various golf tournaments.  The latest was the Burgett H Mooney Jr. Rome Classic presented by State Mutual on Oct. 12-14.  For a list of his tournaments and awards,  go to

    You can find out more about Chris at:

Christopher Moody Now Teaching

     Davidsonville native Christopher Moody graduated from South River High in 2007 and Bowling Green State University in 2012 and is now teaching and coaching at Swansboro High in Swansboro, N. C.   The son of Michael and Judith Moody competed in cross country and track and field in high school and college.
    You can read more about Christopher at:

Pet Rabies and Microchip Clinic Oct. 24

    Anne Arundel County Animal Control will offer an extended rabies and microchip clinic for the public on October 24 from noon to 8 p.m.  at 411 Maxwell Frye Road in Millersville (off Veterans Hwy).
    Maryland law requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets four months of age and older be vaccinated against rabies.    The rabies and microchip clinic is open to any Maryland  resident.  Only animals receiving a rabies vaccination that day or those current with proof will be eligible for a microchip.
The rabies vaccines cost $5 per pet and microchips are $20.    Payment can be by check or cash with max denomination of $20.
     Dogs must be  leashed and cats in a carrier.  
    Dress for the weather as the line forms outside the building.
    For additional information  call 410-222-8900.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales include:

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

2)    A two story home with basement on 1.2 acres at 2002 Cortland Rd. was sold by Cheryl Casnoff  to Joel and Elizabeth  Bakal for $785,000.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Air Force Training Over Davidsonville

    If you have been wondering why there have been low-flying helicopters in the Davidsonville area this week,  you may want to read about the Air Force training exercises being conducted in this area.
The exercises are based at Andrews AFB but use the Bowie and Davidsonville areas for their exercises which apparently include the firing of machine guns (loaded with blanks hopefully) and other explosives.
Read more about it at:

Charles Faddis Publishes Third Novel

   Davidsonville resident and retired CIA employee Charles Faddis has just published his third novel CAFFA, in which he draws from his real life work experiences.   This recent thriller follows a former CIA agent and his wife and former asset as they try to save Baltimore from a biological weapons attack, which is certainly a possibility given current terrorist activities.
    To read more about Mr. Faddis and his books,  go to:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mary Hamilton Purdy Alumni Award

    Mary Hamilton Purdy, a 1972 Northwest Missouri State University graduate, is a consultant with a distinguished military career who became a leader and symbol of women in the U.S. Navy.   She received  University's 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award.
    As a U.S. Navy officer, Purdy worked extensively with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, unified commands and other government agencies. While serving at the Naval Academy, Purdy was instrumental in shaping many new practices pertaining to the fair treatment of women officers and faculty. During her last assignment with the military before retiring with the rank of commander, she was a senior military fellow at the National Defense University.   More recently, she has worked for Booz Allen Hamilton where she supports the Department of the Navy's Chief Information Officer in workforce planning endeavors.
    Purdy, who lives in Davidsonville, Md., has received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal with Three Gold Stars.

Caroline Crow All-Ivy League


    Senior attacker Caroline Crow of Davidsonville,  the Yale women's lacrosse team captain, was honored by the Ivy League in the spring of 2012.  Crow was named second team All-Ivy League as she led her team in goals,  assists and points.  She played high school lacross at Severn School.
    There is a nice article about Caroline at:

Emma Guarino Plays at Michigan U.

   Emma Guarino of Davidsonville is a freshman at the University of Michigan and will be on their newly formed lacrosse squad this year. 
     At Roland Park  Country  School in Baltimore,  Emma was a four-year honor roll student  and also received Headmaster's Commendation and is actively involved in Students for Environmental Action (SEA).
     A nice bio about Emma can be read at:

Phil Hamilton Coaches At Stevenson

   Phil Hamilton,  a native of Davidsonville and a 2010 graduate of Saint Vincent College,  is in  his third season as an assistant coach at Stevenson  University.    He is working as the team's quarterbacks coach snf also serves as the program's junior varsity head coach.
    Phil was a 2006 graduate of Archbishop Spalding high school.
    His bio can  be read at:

Nicole Burgess Homocide Still Unsolved

    It has been 6 months since Nicole Burgess was found murdered in her home in Royale Glen in Davidsonville.  AA Co police say the investigation is "progressing" but it appears that no arrests have been made.  They are still asking for help from anyone who might have a clue.

Green Expo on March 15, 2014

The Fifth Annual Davidsonville Green Expo promises to be the largest and best ever! 

The Green Expo sponsored by the Davidsonville Area Civic Association brings together exhibitors and vendors sharing information on sustainable choices with over 500 area residents excited to learn how they can reduce their environmental impact. This family-oriented community event will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Davidsonville Elementary School from 10am - 2pm. 

Please mark the date on your calendar – exhibitor registration and sponsor opportunity details will be available soon at

Davidsonville Area Civic Association
Green Expo 2014 Committee

Airborne Boat Damages Cars

    On Wed., Oct. 2,  a  boat seriously damaged a number of vehicles in the Cattlett's Garage parking  lot  on 214.  The boat was on a trailer but not tied down and it became airborne and landed on vehicles in the parking lot in a very unusual accident.

Edwin Maxim Passes Away

    Edwin Phillip Maxim, 90, of Davidsonville, died October 12 at the Caroline Nursing & Rehabilitation in Denton.
    Born on December 18, 1922 in Boston, MA, Mr. Maxim was the son of the late Edwin Clinton McIntyre, an organ erector, and his wife Lillian E. Hodnott. After the untimely death of his birth mother, Mr. Maxim was adopted in 1928 by Earle H. and Anna Rowland Maxim. Mr. Maxim grew up in Beacon, NY graduating in 1940 from Beacon High School.
    He was a US Marine veteran of WWII having served in the Pacific Theater from 1943 to 1947. Upon his return home, he attended Georgia Institute of Technology and obtained a BS in Industrial Management. He became an Internal Revenue Agent and obtained his CPA from Strayer Jr College in 1969. Mr. Maxim retired in 1989. Prior to his retirement and marriage to June, he lived on Tulip Grove Drive in Bowie for many years. An avid power boater, he was a member of the US Power Squadron, Potomac River Power Squadron and Chesapeake Cruiser Assn. Mr. Maxim was also a musician and supported the South County Concert Assn and Londontowne Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Maxim rode his motorcycle all over the US having visited all but a few westernmost states on his bike. He rode until the age of 86. He was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Assn.
    He was preceded in death by his wife of 24 years, June T, Davidson Maxim, who died December 4, 2012. Mr. Maxim is survived by two step-daughters, Marybeth Davidson and Terry Davidson; three step-sons, Robert J Davidson III, Mike Davidson, and Mark Davidson; 12 step-grandchildren; and a step-son from a previous marriage, David Russell.
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1800 Seton Dr., Crofton, where friends may visit with the family immediately before the service from 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Lakemont Memorial Gardens, 900 W. Central Ave. in Davidsonville. If friends wish to send memorial donations, the family suggests sending them in memory of "Auggie" to the Dachshund Rescue of North America, 7821 Sabre Ct., Manassas, VA 20109. To send online condolences, please visit

Alvin O'Dell Passes Away

    Alvin Eugene O'Dell, 75, a 58-year resident of Davidsonville, died October 14 at his daughter's home in Harwood following a five-year battle with cancer.
     Born October 16, 1937 in Pulaski, VA to the late Robert and Ellen O'Dell, Alvin attended Old Southern High School. He went to work for his father's logging company and later became the owner and operator of O'Dell Logging in Davidsonville. He was also a partner in O'Dell Excavating. Alvin was a member of Weems Creek Baptist Church in Annapolis for 53 years. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, cooking and especially spending time with his family.
    In addition to his parents, Alvin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jacob and Mary O'Dell and Jobie and Lena Smith; his brother, Robert "Donnie" O'Dell; and sister, Mary Agnes Lawson.
    He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Arlene O'Dell; two sons, Alvin E. O'Dell Jr. and Robert D. O'Dell both of Davidsonville; his daughter, Marie O'Dell of Harwood; sister, Sylvia Ellen Smith of Davidsonville, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
    Friends are invited to Alvin's Life Celebration from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 18, at Weems Creek Baptist Church, 600 N. Bestgate Rd., Annapolis. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. An online guestbook is available at

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pamela Rice Passes Away

Life-long Edgewater resident Pamela “Pam” Rice, 48, died suddenly in her home on Oct. 10. 

She was a 1983 graduate of South River High School and a 1987 graduate of Towson University. Pam was a devoted wife and mother. She was a member of the Davidsonville United Methodist Church, where she played in the Bell Choir and taught Sunday school for many years.

A memorial service will be held at the Davidsonville United Methodist Church on Tuesday, October 15th at 2:00 p.m.

John Miller Passes Away

    John Matthew Miller Sr., 77, a lifelong resident of Davidsonville, died October 11 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was the son of the late Peter J. Miller and F. Ruth Owen Miller.
    Mr. Miller retired from the family business of Millers Auto Service of Davidson-ville. He was a lifelong member of the Holy Family Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Civil Air Patrol and the David-sonville Ruritan. He enjoyed his memories of flying his plane with his father, going to his beach house, keeping his lawn immaculate, and spending time with his grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his son, John Miller Jr. and sister, Helen Wright. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Barbara Moreland Miller; daughter, Judi Jones; son-in-law, Woody Jones; daughter-in-law, Susan Miller; three brothers, Peter Miller, George Miller and James Miller, two sisters, Frances Rockemann and Catherine Laster; and three grandchildren, David Miller, Valorie Miller and A.J. Jones.
    Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the Hardesty Funeral Home, P.A., 905 Galesville Road, Galesville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10 a.m., Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. Interment Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery, Owensville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 101 Owensville Road, West River, MD 20778 or Holy Family Catholic Church Chapel Maintenance Fund, P.O.Box 130, Davidsonville, MD 21035 Online condolences may be placed at

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales Include:

1)     A two story home on 1.10 acre at 1330 Dickey Drive was sold by Carl Showers to Michael and Laura Korba for $552,9000.

2)     A two story home on 1.0 acres at 3526 Howard Grove Rd. was sold by Phil Nguyen to Stephen and Jennifer Shinn for $765,000.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Mason Frymark at Arcadia University

    Mason Frymark, a  6'4", 200 pound freshman guard from  Davidsonville, MD, is on the current 2013-14 basketball for Arcadia University.  
     Frymark, playing high school ball at St. Marys,  was a 2nd Team All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference selection as a senior while being named Team Captain and Most Valuable Player. He is a long range sniper that can fill it up from behind the three point line. During his senior campaign, he led his team in scoring with 15.4 points and rebounding with 8.7 boards a game, while also averaging 3.5 assists.
     You can read about the Arcadia Knights at:

Blake Alexander at Lynchburg College

    Blake Alexander,  son of Toney Gallo and Karen Alexander of Davidsonville is on the current Lynchburg College golf team.  He lettered in golf three years at Dartmouth High School in Dartmouth, MA. 
     His bio is at:

S. Martin Keithline Sanctioned

    Davidsonville resident S. Martin Keithline has been sanctioned by the Md. Medical Board for practicing medicine without a license.  You can read the charges at:

Pastrana 24th at Charlotte

Travis Pastrana finished 24th in the NASCAR Nationwide series race on Oct. 11 at the Charlotte Motor Speekway.  He was still running at the end of the Dollar General 300,  but was one lap down when the lead car crossed the finish line.
    Travis spun out during qualifying,  but did not hit the wall or do other damage to the car.  For video of the spin,  go to the following URL and go to line 24, and click on the camera icon to the right of Travis Pastrana.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Hayley Cohen at Goucher

  Hayley Cohen was a sophomore on the Goucher College Equestrian team.  The Indian Creek graduate's bio for Goucher can be read at:

James Rainier At Penn State

   James Rainier,  of Davidsonville, who attended  Calverton  High,  will play midfield this coming spring on the   Penn State lacrosse team.

JoJo Cooper Plays Lacrosse at Cabrini

    South River graduate and Davidsonville resident JoJo Cooper was a junior on the Cabrini College lacrosse team this past spring.   Cabrini College is in Radnor, PA.    His bio can be read at:

Chan and Fran's Place Now Open

    Chas and Fran,  who used to own the Davidsonville Market, have opened their own breakfast and lunch restaurant where customers can get a home-cooked meal in a sit-down restaurant in Edgewater.
They opened this past Monday to a brisk business and expect to see a good crowd on this coming weekend,  their first.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Steaurt Pittman Helps Ex-Racehorses

On Oct. 5-6,  the first Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium was held at Pimlico under the guidance of Steaurt Pittman of Davidsonville.

Retired Racehorse TrainingProject founder and president, Steaurt Pittman (above) says this gathering is the first time the versatility and trainability of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses has been showcased for the general public. The Davidsonville based organization says the effort is designed to increase the popularity of and demand for ex-racehorses in the marketplace, preventing them from entering America's population of "unwanted horses."

To read about the activities along with many pictures and videos, go to:

Peluras to Host Ron George Fundraiser

A fundraiser for Ron George, Republican candidate for governor, will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Jim and Marianne Pelura, 3725 Tanglewood Lane in Davidsonville.
Tickets are $100 per person, and hosting opportunities are available for $250 (sapphire), $500 (pearl) and $1,000 (ruby). Checks should be made payable to the Committee to Elect Ron George and sent to P.O. Box 21187, Catonsville, MD 21228.
RSVP to Jonel at 917-656-0353 or