Saturday, November 30, 2013

Santa to Visit Davidsonville Pediatric

The Pediatric Group has arranged for a visit from Santa Claus.  He will be visiting the Davidsonville location on:

Thursday, December 5th: 9:30 am to 11 am
Thursday, December 12th: 2 pm to 4 pm


Each young patient visiting with Santa will receive a small gift and the chance to have a professional photo taken with him.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Park and Ride Lot Expansion Progressing

Looking toward Rt. 50.  See cars beyond trees.

Looking eastward toward Rt. 50, slightly visible at left
 
Work to double the size of the Davidsonville Park and Ride is progressing with many trees removed. 
 

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

    Recent Davidsonville home sales include a one story home with basement on .23 acres at 1354 West Central Ave. sold by U. S. Bank to John and Paula Healy for $140,024.

Robert Katski Passes Away

    Robert "Butch" H. Katski of Tracys Landing died on November 21 at the Washington Hospital Center. He was 67.    Born November 3, 1946 in Annapolis to the late Clayton O. and Jane P. Katski, Butch was a master electrician who founded Colonial Electric Company, Inc. which is located in Davidsonville. 
http://www.kalasfuneralhomes.com/sitemaker/sites/George2/obit.cgi?user=1170686Katski

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tractor Stolen From Historic Londontowne

From The South River Source

Another tractor stolen.  There was another recently.  They may be related.  Have you seen a new tractor or lawnmower in your neighborhood?
 

Historic London Town & Gardens Tractor is Stolen —Can You Help Get it Back?

Over the weekend, thieves broke into Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater and stole the non-profit organization’s tractor. This tractor has been an invaluable tool for the restoration, maintenance and improvement of the gardens and grounds at Historic London Town. Numerous good works have been accomplished with the assistance of the tractor, for example, the park’s new ground level green roof, picnic grove, stormwater wetland, new woodland trail system and in-process children’s playground.
It had a lot more work in its future.
The tractor purchase was only made possible by donations, so it will be very difficult to replace.
According to Nate Powers, horticulture director for the facility, the thieves cut the fence and either took the tractor away on a truck or trailer, or hot-wired it and drove off the facility grounds. Powers said he came to work on Monday and was shocked to see the machine had been taken.
N ate on the tractor at London Town and Gardens
Powers on the tractor at London Town and Gardens.
Powers called Anne Arundel CountyPolice and made a report, but said that he didn’t hold out much hope for them finding it.
“We have a better chance through word-of-mouth in the community. I hope someone comes forward,” Powers said.
The stolen tractor (pictured at right) is a blue New Holland Compact Tractor, Model # T1110 with a 210TL bucket on the front. A York rake is mounted on the rear.
Anyone with information regarding the theft of this tractor is encouraged to do the right thing and contact Anne Arundel County Police or Historic London Town and Gardens, phone: 410-222-1919 or email: gardens@historiclondontown.org.

James Stanley Potter Passes Away


  James Stanley Potter, a 35 year resident of Davidsonville passed away October 12, 2012.   He was owner and president of J. B. Kendall Steel Co., and very active in many organizations.

 The obituary was missed at the time,  but you can still read it at:
http://www.kalasfuneralhomes.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=763298

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Zach Mills, Wit and Wisdom Chef


    Here is an article about Zach Mills,  a former Davidsonville resident, who is now chef at the Wit and Wisdom, a hotel restaurant overlooking the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. 
    The article mentions that his wife is also from Davidsonville,  but it does not mention her name.

http://www.capitalgazette.com/lifestyle/columnists/foraging_for_flavor/foraging-for-flavor-home-for-the-holiday-chef-zack-mills/article_a9ee575d-77dd-5b73-92a6-0798b0d63736.html

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Kacie Longo-Soccer Player Of The Year

    Kacie Longo of Davidsonville has been the leader of the South River High soccer team the last 4 years and has just been selected at the girls soccer player of the year for AA Co.    But,  soccer isn't her main sport.  She is also a standout lacrosse player and has signed a LOI to play for Maryland U. next year.
    Kacie has also has an excellent academic record and has received many honors on and off the athletic fields.
http://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/high_school_sports/girls-soccer-player-of-the-year-kacie-longo-always-wanted/article_e31e7d24-3b58-530d-ab44-61f9866d66be.html?_dc=621911407914.0127

    Kacie was also the Baltimore Sun's Soccer Player of the Year in 2012.
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-12-08/sports/bal-2012-girls-soccer-player-of-the-year_1_kacie-longo-river-coach-john-sis-state-champions

Rutland Rd. Accident Tue. Morning

Rutland Road was closed Tuesday morning after a vehicle struck a utility pole. 
The non-injury accident occurred shortly after 6:20 a.m. between Lavall Drive and Defense Highway.
 
As of 8:45 a.m. the road remained closed as Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. employees worked to repair the pole, Anne Arundel County police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said. 
  

 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary

For 40 years, the Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary has taken in injured and/or orphaned wildlife. DWS has accepted animals from Anne Arundel County and beyond. Animals and birds that are not able to return to the wild find permanent homes at the sanctuary. DWS is a vital part of the community because it provides solace and relief for the people who find these unfortunate critters as well as the animals themselves.
Donation needs
Canned tuna, canned goods, non perishable food (no glass).
If you donate $10, it buys food for an injured seagull for 5 days.
If you donate $25, it buys food for a blind-deaf fox for ten days.
If you donate $100, it buys four bags of feed for the donkeys and horses.
 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tabitha Oakes Fourth in Chess Championship

    On Sat, Nov 23,, 2013, Tabitha Oakes of Davidsonville participated in the 4th Annual Mid-Atlantic Girls Chess Championship held in Baltimore.  Tabitha, a fourth grader and member of the Davidsonville Elementary chess, club took 4th place in the Mid-Atlantic Girls Chess Championship competing against 65 girls in the elementary novice section.
    Tabitha is the daughter of Ron and Debbie Oakes.
 

Davidsonville Soccer Video

Here is a new eight minute video of pictures of Davidsonville Gator soccer players playing in the fall of 2013.   Very professionally done.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOQvUrW2mxw

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Allie Martin at Wesley College



    Allie Martin of Davidsonville is a junior at Wesley College and is a center on their women's basketball team.  Allie is the daughter of Ron and Staci Martin and she has one brother, Carter, and three sisters, Jackie, Emily and Carrie.
    Her bio can be read at:
http://athletics.wesley.edu/sports/wbkb/2013-14/bios/martin_allie_orpz

Davidsonville Swim Team Video

The Davidsonville Swim Team has produced the following video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMO6GfxGYP0

Friday, November 22, 2013

Accident Driver Not To Be Charged

A Calvert County woman will not face criminal charges in connection with an August accident in which she struck and killed an Annapolis bicyclist, according to the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office.
 
While an Anne Arundel County grand jury on Friday declined to indict any criminal charges,  
Whitney Decesaris, 37, will be charged with negligent driving and related traffic offenses, per the state’s attorney’s office.

Read more of the article at:  http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/region/anne_arundel_county_/woman-will-not-face-criminal-charges-following-accident-that-killed-an-annapolis-track-coach#ixzz2lPuqLfOM

Additional info is available at:
http://edgewater.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/motorist-will-not-face-criminal-charges-in-fatal-cyclist-accident

Also another article at:  http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/for_the_record/anne-arundel-grand-jury-no-criminal-charges-in-bike-fatality/article_e669d4b5-9ed8-53d8-a229-057256605a56.html

Melissa Stanton Publishes Second Book

Davidsonville author Melissa Stanton once had the world's best excuse for cutting work meetings short.
"I have to go," she would say. "George Clooney is on the line."
It worked because it was true.
Stanton, now 48, spent more than a decade employed as a senior editor for Life and People magazines, where she handled such special projects as the annual "Sexiest Man Alive" issue of People.
Then came the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Stanton's husband went into work late that morning. As a result, he was walking toward the World Trade Center instead of inside the Twin Towers when the buildings collapsed.
The family relocated from New Jersey to Anne Arundel County, and Stanton suddenly found herself embarking on her second career as the stay-at-home mother of three small children.
Two very different books grew out of that experience. "The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide" was published in 2009. This fall, Random House released Stanton's children's book, "My Pen Pal, Santa," which was illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell.
"Santa," inspired by letters that Stanton's then-5-year-old daughter, Ava, wrote to St. Nick, imagines how he and Mrs. Claus spend their time during the 11 months of the year when they aren't making toys and loading their sleigh.
To read more about Melissa and her books,  go to: http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bs-ae-author-stanton-20131123,0,4918787.story#ixzz2lPtVfPx4

Brian Carruthers Visits Capitol Hill

    Davidsonville resident Brian Carruthers recently paid a visit to Capitol Hill, along with 80 other Direct sale marketers, to make their voices heard about their contribution to the nation's economy.
http://southriversource.com/2013/11/21/blog-local-residents-make-their-voices-heard-on-capitol-hill/

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Homes Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)      A split foyer home on 1/32 acre at 2543  Lavall Court was sold by Thomas Vannoy to Jeffry and Tanya Wilson for $554,000.

2)      A two story home on 2.01 acres at 1071 Red Maple Court was sold by Thomas Guarino to Joseph and Amy Dolan for $663,000.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Abbey Ritter On VCU Soccer Team


Abigail Ritter of Davidsonville is on the VCU soccer team.  You can read her bio at:

http://www.vcuathletics.com/sports/wsoc/2013-14/bios/ritter_abbey_jev8

Stanley Kwiatkowski Passes Away

    Stanley Stevens Kwiatkowski, 76, of Davidsonville, a retired Water Well Driller, died of natural causes on November 17.
    Mr. Kwiatkowski founder of Atwater Drilling in Davidsonville retired in 2004 where he became a consultant in the Water Well Industry.
    Born in Syosset, New York, the son of the late Florence and Stanley S. Kwiatkowski who was also a Water Well Driller and who was associated with some of the largest drilling operations in the Northeast. Mr. Kwiatkowski graduated from Oyster Bay High School, New York, in 1956. He was a volunteer Firemen for the Syosset Fire Department and supported his father who was a member and captain of the Hook and Ladder unit. He also followed his father's foot-steps in the water well drilling industry and at an earlier age received the nickname "Cement". He started as a driller's helper for the C.W. Lauman Company of Bethpage. He was part of the traveling drilling company that brought him to Bowie, Maryland in 1959 to drill the water wells for the City of Bowie. This is where he met his wife of 53 years, Ann Wayson. After marrying his wife in 1960, Shortly there after he was drafted into the United States Army where he served as a Chemical Weapons Instructor at Fort McClellan, Alabama. He left the Army to pursue his passion for water well drilling. On his return to Maryland, he formed his own water well company which is known today as Atwater Drilling. Since moving to Maryland, Mr. Kwiatkowski has made a significant impact in the water well industry in Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland as well as making a huge difference by bringing quality water into the residential and commercial properties within the state of Maryland. Mr. Kwiatkowski has been a lifetime member of the Maryland / Delaware Well Association.
    His hobbies were following the Association along with following his fellow well drillers and playing cards. He was a wealth of knowledge when it came to his industry. If there was a human encyclopedia for well drilling, it would be Stanley. He was known for his sense of humor and his off the wall jokes.
    Surviving are his wife, Ann Wayson Kwiatkowski, two sons, Steven (Cathi) and Jason (Janet) of Edgewater and one daughter Brenda(Danny Haley) of Ormond Beach, FL; one sister Florence Sendrowski of Milton, DE and god-mother/aunt, Mary Gaida of Milton, DE.
    Relatives and friends may call at the Hardesty Funeral Home, P.A. 905 Galesville Road Galesville, MD 20765 on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 101 Owensville Road, West River, MD 20765 on Thursday at 10:00 AM. Interment Lakemont
Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville, MD In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the 
, P. O. Box 11464, Alexandria, VA 22312. Online condolences may be placed at www.hardestyfuneralhome.com 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Kristin Cooper at UMBC


    Kristin Cooper of Davidsonville is on the volleyball team at UMBC. The daughter of Rob and Darlene Cooper is majoring in health administration policy.
    She was named to the 2009 and 2010 All-Anne Arundel County Teams by The Capital and county coaches and was on the South River High honor roll every quarter.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include   a   Split Foyer style home on 1.04 acres at 1049 Ashe St. was sold by Gregory Cote to Scott and Kylie Riser for $532,500.

Carolyn Reid Receives BS

Carolyn Reid, of Davidsonville, received a Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation from Roger Williams University.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Lester Holland Passes Away






    Lester Bernard Holland, 59, of Annapolis and formerly of Davidsonville, died November 12 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
    Born January 13, 1954 to the late Henry and Mazie Holland in Davidsonville, Mr. Holland attended Anne Arundel public schools. He enjoyed collecting old model cars.
    In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Leslie Holland, and one sister. He is survived by two daughters, Latonya Holland-Edwards of Severn and Shannon Holland of Annapolis; two brothers, five sisters, and five grandchildren.
    A Wake will be held from 10:30 a.m. until Funeral begins at 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 19 at First Baptist Church, West Washington St., Annapolis. Interment to follow at Bestgate Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to William Reese & Sons Mortuary.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Rotary Club Helping With Disaster Aid

    The Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County is working in tandem with Disaster Aid USA in collecting donations for relief efforts in the Philippines.  The area was devastated in the aftermath of powerful Typhoon Haiyan, which washed away homes and buildings.  Disaster Aid USA provides tents, lights, potable water, water filters, mosquito tents, tools and other supplies needed for survival.
    The scale of devastation makes it one of the worst storms ever recorded and emergency relief efforts continue.  Larry Agee, executive director of Disaster Aid USA, said the organization dispatched a response team after the recent earthquake.  Now, the efforts are increasing in the aftermath of the typhoon.
   
We're asking the local community to help.  Credit card donations are being accepted at southcountyrotary.org.  Checks (payable to SAACRC: memo DAUSA) can be sent to The Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County, PO Box 131, Edgewater MD, 21037.  100% of the proceeds will go to the relief effort. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Anne Garofalo Has Passed Away


ANNE G. GAROFALO  

On Tuesday, November 12, 2013. The beloved wife of Nicholas R. Garofalo; mother of Donna Leadmon, Kristine G. Paden, David, Gary and Nicholas Garofalo, Jr. Also survived by 16 adored grandchildren. Friends are invited to Anne's Life Celebration at the GEORGE P. KALAS FUNERAL HOME, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davidsonville, MD on Tuesday, November 19 at 11 a.m. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to , P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101. An online guestbook is available at:

Calista DiGuardia Rowing for Temple U. Owls

    Calista DiGuardia is a sophomore at Temple University this year majoring in psycology.  The 5' 11" Davidsonville resident is also on the Temple Owls rowing team.   She earned Novice of the Year for the Annapolis Junior Rowing Team in her senior year at South River High.






Thursday, November 14, 2013

Street Named For Bob Bradshaw (updated)

    The main street of Davidsonville Park has been named for former DAA president Bob Bradshaw who worked for a long time to make the park a reality.http://edgewater.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/road-renamed-to-honor-davidsonville-park-advocate

    The Baltimore Sun also had a nice article on the event.  You can read it at:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-ar-davidsonville-park-20131107,0,1848920.story

Chester Stewart Passes Away








   
    Chester Victor "Chet" Stewart, 80 years old, born in Lost City, WV on August 12, 1933, passed away November 9th after a lengthy illness.
    He graduated from Mathias WV High School and immediately enlisted in the US Army as a diesel mechanic, serving in Germany until 1955. Upon his return to WV he developed a door-to-door egg business, selling the WV eggs in MD; interstate government regulations ended this enterprise.
    In 1958 he married Patricia Harter and moved to Hyattsville, MD. They had 5 children. During this period he worked as a subcontractor for Sears and HH Kahn. In the later part of 1965 he began subcontracting for Medallion Industries, a heating and air conditioning contractor in Bowie that also had a division for storm windows and doors. It wasn't long before Lloyd Shelton, owner of Medallion Ind., offered him the Vice Presidency of the corporation. He was in that position until 1977 when he purchased the storm window and door business from Mr. Shelton and opened Stewart Window Service in Crofton, MD. As the business grew, siding was added to the services offered and the name changed to Stewart Window and Siding. He soon outgrew the name with the addition of roofing and construction and Stewart Enterprises LLC was born.
    Chet was a 29 year resident of Davidsonville. Chet's favorite pastime was fresh water fishing, especially for Bass. Other enjoyable pastimes included boating on the Chesapeake, fixing his 1957 Aqua blue Chevy Belair Convertible, and anything else that needed repairs. He also enjoyed flying immensely and had a Private Pilot's License. In 1984 he married Esperanza Corson and they bought their house in Davidsonville. Together they operated Stewart Enterprises LLC from their home. Due to his failing health and the state of the economy, the business was sold in October 2010.
    He is survived by his wife, Esperanza Stewart, of Holiday, FL, where he was to have moved on Nov. 2; brother Ralph Stewart of Bergton, VA; three sons, Rodney Stewart of Fredericksburg, VA, Leslie Stewart of Grottos, VA, and Bradley Stewart of Fayetteville, WV, and a step-son , Walter Corson of Chester, MD; two daughters, Pamela Stewart-Sperry of New Market, VA and Regina Hubble of Westminster, MD; ten grandchildren, Natasha, Whitney, Jarris, Theodore, Martin, Cara, Courtney, Erin, Drew, Hailey; and seven great-grandchildren.
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 4002 53rd Street, Bladensburg, MD 20710 at 11 am on Friday November 15. In lieu of flowers offerings can be made to The Salvation Army. An online guestbook is available at www.kalasfuneralhomes.com

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Travis Pastrana to Quit NASCAR

     Davidsonville resident Travis Pastrana has announced that he is quitting NASCAR racing,  citing the lack of success during the Nationwide season where he finished 14th in the standings, which would seem to be a decent showing for a rookie stock car driver. 
   
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/auto-racing/bal-anne-arundel-county-native-travis-pastrana-says-hes-giving-up-nascar-dream-20131111,0,5411427.story

Blake Alexander at Lynchburg College

    Blake Alexander, son of Toney Gallo and Karen Alexander of Davidsonville is on the Lynchburg College golf team.  The 6' 2" freshman played for the Dartmouth High School Indians in Dartmouth, MA.
 

Nick Allen at Carnegie Mellon

  Nick Allen of Davidsonville is a junior at Carnegie Mellon U. and plays offensive tackle on their football team.  The 6' 3" 245 pound graduate of Archbishop Spalding is majoring in mechanical engineering.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

    Recent Davidsonville home sales include a split level home on 2.03 acres at 691 America Court sold by Katherine Jablonski to Marvin and Katie Noreiga for $755,000.

South River Cheer Squad Wins State

    South River High's Cheerleading team  captured the state championship, while the Chesapeake and Arundel teams came in second and third, on Sat., Nov. 9. 
    South River, Chesapeake, Broadneck and Arundel all qualified for the state championship meet  by finishing in the top five at the regional last Wednesday. The South River Seahawks were first in the regional.
 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Lawn Fertilizer Ban After Nov. 15.

    Before applying fertilizer to your lawn this fall,  better check new laws that have just become effective.   
    Nov. 15 is the last day that homeowners can apply fertilizer to their lawn until spring.  Commercial companies have until Dec. 1.   To read the new rules in detail,  go to:

http://mda.maryland.gov/Pages/fertilizer.aspx

SRYA Lawn Mower Theft


SRYA suffered a theft this month. The tractor similar to the one in this picture was stolen from the American Legion.    Also  a lot of sports equipment was taken.   If any one does see it please do not try and confront the person.  Just document where, when, and the Tag # of the vehicle that has it on its trailer then call the police at non emergency# 410-222-1960. Please also contact me to inform me.  Or call me if you would rather that I give the police the information.   

443-324-8604.

Here is the info on the tractor.
Gravely Pro Master PM 260Z
Model# 992020...
Serial# 001215

Engine: Kohler
family SKH725U1G2RB
disp. CC 725
model # CV25S
spec. # 69536
serial # 2910200171

Rachel Branford Passes Away

    Rachel Fuller Branford, 77, of Davidsonville, died November 7.
    She is survived by her beloved husband, James W. Branford of 49 years; siblings, Howard Fuller, Carrie Tacker, Lillian Fuller and James Fuller; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     A memorial gathering will be held between 10 and 11 a.m., with a memorial service at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, November 13, at Lasting Tributes Cremation & Funeral Care, 814 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis. Inurnment will be in Bestgate Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at www.LastingTributesFuneralCare.com

Friday, November 8, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include: 

1)  A 2 story home on .92 acre at 2417 Fox Creek Lane sold by Crhistopher Grizzell to Brian Riddle for $930,000.

2)  A 2 story home on 1.50 acres at 1409 Monforte Drive sold by Linda Werner to Joseph and Melissa Donato for $1,125,000.

Bob Bradshaw Way Dedicated


    Bob Bradshaw Way was dedicated on Wednesday to honor his efforts to get Davidsonville Park built.  Numerous pictures of the dedication ceremony  and a nice story are at:

http://southriversource.com/2013/11/07/hot-shots-bob-bradshaw-way-at-davidsonville-park-dedicated-on-wednesday/

Lee Watkins Helps I Am A Reader Program

Lee Watkins, of Davidsonville, helps Jefferson Reyes, 7, dissect
an owl pellet in the I Am a Reader program at Eastport Elementary School.
  Lee Watkins, a retiree who spent 32 years as an English teacher and assistant principal in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. spends one day a week helping youngsters develop reading and other learning skills.  
http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/local/around_annapolis/around-annapolis-new-elementary-program-amps-up-reading-skills/article_45048b4b-d4fc-54d8-bfa9-c49cc1d40078.html

Thursday, November 7, 2013

U-Pick Strawberry Farm to Close Next Year

    The owners of Mt. Airy U-Pick strawberry farm plan to discontinue the strawberry operation at the end of the 2014 season.  They plan to convert the farm to a livestock farm.  To read about the Hopkins brothers and possible future farming operations,  go to:
http://edgewater.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/slim-pickins-spring-2014-strawberry-crop-will-be-the-last-at-mt-airy-upink-farm

Triathlete Sarah Melanson

    We first reported on Sarah Melanson's terrific performance as a triathlete in the below listed article about five weeks ago,  but the Arundel Voice has a new article about her.http://davidsonvillenews.blogspot.com/2013/10/sarah-melanson-completes-ironman.html

http://www.arundelvoice.com/sports/davidsonville-resident-youngest-ever-break-17-hours-ironman#.UnvzoPns-K8

Killarney House Restaurant Review

     Most Davidsonville people likely know where the Killarney House is located,  but for those who have not visited there,  here is a review written by a customer.
http://www.arundelvoice.com/arts-entertainment/killarney-house-offers-authentic-irish-fair#.UnvzBvns-K8

Good Information About Free School


    Here are some details about the historic old Free School located in Lavall in Davidsonville.

http://www.arundelvoice.com/community/historic-county-free-school-davidsonville-helps-visitors-understand-past#.Unvx3vns-K8

Police Academy Conditions Revisited

    The county is making repairs on the police academy in Davidsonville because funds for replacing it are not available at this time.   A good discussion of the issues is at:
http://www.arundelvoice.com/community/future-replacement-eyed-interim-improvements-way-county-police-academy-0#.Unvwa_ns-K8

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Brad Beard at Loyola U.

   
    Brad Beard of Davidsonville is a freshman on the Loyola University cross country team this year.    The son of Steve and Cathy Beard plans to major in political science. 
    Brad's brother Ryan played lacrosse at North Carolina.
    Brad's bio can be read at:  http://www.loyolagreyhounds.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/brad_beard_857792.html

New Home on Castle Way

A new home is being built at 3518 Castle Way for Robert and Linda Arnold.  It is on Lot 4, Section 2, Athlone Hills. 

New Home on Castle Way

Caruso Homes is building a new home at 3500 Castle Way for the Yeager family.  It is on Lot 1 of Athlone Hills.

New Home on Central Ave.

    Caruso Homes is building a new home for the Adelekan family at 633 Central Ave. in Davidsonville.  It is on Lot 2 of Athlone Hills. 

Davidsonville Community Project Article

    Below is the URL for a paper written by Ava Grounds of Davidsonville,  a student at South River High.
http://prezi.com/5l_of2mbnpjg/davidsonville-community-project/

Frances Finagin Passes Away

    Frances W. Finagin, a 7-year resident of Riva Terrace in Davidsonville, died November 1 of senile dementia.
    Born July 3, 1921 in Suitland to the late Walker and Mary Duval, Frances retired from the US Census Bureau. She enjoyed doing volunteer work after moving to the Annapolis area many years ago.
    In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Archie "Jack" Finagin; two sisters, Merle and Peggy; two brother-in-laws, Dick and Allan; and sister-in-law, Audrey. She is survived by her son, Walker "Buddy" Finagin of Annapolis; two brother-in-laws, Chester and Bill; sister-in-law, Gloria; five nephews, Larry, Ron, Bill, Bruce and Paul; and three nieces, Anne, Mary and Grace.
    Services private. Interment Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. An online guestbook is available at www.kalasfuneralhomes.com

 

David Henry at College of the Holy Cross

    David Henry of Davidsonville is on the 2014 Men's Lacrosse Roster at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.  The son of Peter and Pam Henry has a sister, Elizabeth, and is a freshman.
     He was a two year letterman in lacrosse at the Severn School in Severna Park and received the team's Best Defender Award.   He also earned two letters in soccer and was a member of the National Honor Society.
 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Jamie Lilly at York College

    Jamie Lilly of Davidsonville is a freshman at York College in York, PA, and is on the Men's Lacrosse roster for 2014.   He will be an attackman thanks to his terrific stick skills according to York coaches.
    Jamie is the son of Victor and Dianne Lilly and played for St. Mary's High School in Annapolis where he was a National Honor Society inductee.

Bob Bradshaw To Have Street

     The main entrance to the Davidsonville Park is going to be named for the former president of the Davidsonville Athletic Association. 
    County Executive Laura Neuman will dedicate the entrance road to Bob Bradshaw, an advocate for the design and construction of the park.
    The dedication will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Davidsonville Park, 3042 Patuxent River Road in Davidsonville.

County Councilman Jerry Walker


    The Davidsonville area is represented on the County Council by Jerry Walker.  You can learn more about Jerry at:
http://www.aacounty.org/CountyCouncil/Walker.cfm#.UnjrJPns-K8

Monday, November 4, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

    Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A two story home on .92 acre at 720 Avila Drive was sold by James Helfer to Kevin and Rae Davis for $650,000.

2)   A one story home with no basement on 1.01 acre at 1162 W. Central Ave. was sold by Charles Carrick to Brian and Kahleen Kauffmann for $235,000.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pastrana at Texas Speedway

    Travis Pastrana finished 33rd on Saturday at the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Speedway.  He was  14 laps down at the end, which would indicate a problem or accident during the race.  The race results are at the below link, and,  if you click the camera icon to the right of Travis's name,  you will see a short clip of his car getting loose on the track.
http://www.nascar.com/en_us/nationwide-series/standings/results/2013/oreilly-auto-parts-300.html

Bikes on Davidsonville Roads


From CapitalGazette.com
I am so sorry that too many people have been killed riding their bicycles on our county roads.
I live in Davidsonville and I am a bike rider. Governor's Bridge Road, Saint George Barber Road and parts of Riva Road are treacherous by car much less on a bike. There are no shoulders and blind curves throughout.
Governor's Bridge Road was repaved in August and they have yet to put the center line in. Vehicles travel much too fast on these roads and sometimes cross the center line as they round the curves. Never do I ride my bike on these roads. The county has designated these roads as bike friendly - no way.

I have come upon riders pedaling up the long winding Saint George Barber Road and there is no way to see them until you get right on top of them and no way around them. It would be impossible for an emergency vehicle to get up that road around a cyclist. I agree people need to share the road with cyclists, but cyclists need to use common sense when riding and stick to safe bike friendly roads.
The accident on Riva Road happened on a blind curve and no shoulder. Unfortunately, two people were at the wrong place at the wrong time. My condolences go out to the driver of that car and to the family of the victim.
JANIS KRAMER
Davidsonville

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Josh Hirakawa at Seewanee

    Josh Hirakawa is on the roster of the Seewanee: The University  Of The South at Sewanee, Tenn.,  track team.  The senior from Davidsonville, who ran at South River High,  specializes in hurdles. 
    In 2012, as a sophomore,  Josh  led the Tiger men, recording personal bests in both the 110 meter hurdles

and long jump. He finished 13th in the 110 meter hurdles, turning in a time of 16.48 seconds, just .10 seconds off of 12th place Nehemia Webb of Alabama A&M. Hirakawa also recorded a personal best in the long jump, finishing 17th with a jump of 6.04 meters.