Monday, March 31, 2014

Party Change For Angelis

From The Capital-Gazette:
In responding to Mike Collins' column, "Candidate switches make me wonder" (The Capital, March 18), permit me to offer some relevant information. Although Collins poses a fair question regarding political party change, had he contacted me directly I could have addressed the issue personally as I have already done on numerous occasions.
The initial reason I became a Democrat was to support fully my good friend of 17 years, George Johnson, in his quest to be county executive. This is a pure motive as Johnson will be a great county executive.
It was a difficult decision for me to leave the Republican Party, which I had been a faithful member of for 47 years. However, I did not believe I could support Johnson totally without taking this action.
Prior to changing parties I contacted approximately 12 county Republican office holders and party leaders. Many of them understood my position supporting Johnson, even if they did not concur with it.
With regard to my candidacy for the House of Delegates as a Democrat, I believe I can be a tremendous asset in the legislature. My values and principles have not changed and I will serve my constituents and the state honorably regardless of party affiliation. I further am pleased with the high level of support I have already received from Democratic Party members. My motives are sincere and honest making me comfortable with my decision.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

LoRe Home In Magazine

    Jackie and Johnny LoRe own their own first aid and safety supplies business, and Jackie recently opened a dance supply store in Crofton. Their daughters, Marina, 12, and Rhiana, 8, both dance competitively.  So,  the family needed a spacious home  where they could  work and play, relax and recharge.  After two years of planning and eventual construction,  the end result was this 10,000 sq. ft. Davidsonville masterpiece on five acres.

James Hood Passes Away

     Mr. James Monroe Hood was born on June 6, 1939 and passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
     Mr. Hood was a resident of Davidsonville, Maryland at the time of his passing.

Pastrana Back On Rally Car Circuit

    Travis Pastrana of Davidsonville has given up his NASCAR dream for now and is back with the Subaru team on the Rally Car circuit.

Hunt Club Races Absent Four Years

    It has been 4 years now without the Roedown hunt club steeplechase races being run in Davidsonville.   Whether they will begin once again is unknown.  You can read about them at:

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Carolyn Chaney Passes Away

   Carolyn C. "Beanie" Chaney, 66, a 28-year resident of Riva and previously of Hillcrest Heights, died March 27 at the Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood following a brief illness.,
    Among her many business accomplishments,  Carolyn co-founded CapitalEdge (formerly known as Carolyn C. Chaney & Associates) where she served, until her retirement at the end of 2013, as a trusted liaison between her clients and Congress and the Executive Branch, providing advocacy assistance and strategic advice on issues ranging from transportation, public safety, human services and the environment.
     Carolyn was a loyal parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville where she was a former member of the parish's Finance Committee and often served as its representative on the Pastoral Council.
     Friends are invited to Carolyn's Life Celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 30 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 31 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville. Interment will be at Lakemont Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122.   An online guestbook is available at
    Here complete obituary can be read at:

Joshua Williams On Limestone LAX Team

    Joshua Williams of Davidsonville is a senior playing lacrosse at Limestone College in Gaffney, SC.    The son of Jeff and Emily Williams attended St. Marys High School and is majoring in business.
    His bio can be read at:

Irish Dance Showcase Today

    The Hunt School of Irish Dance in Crofton will hold an Irish Dance Showcase at South River High School today, March 29, 3-6 PM.
    See Irish dancers from all over the area perform a variety of dances. There will be a basket raffle, 50/50 and light refreshments for purchase. Open to the public. Performances begin at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.

    For more info,  go to:

Friday, March 28, 2014

Patrick Spencer To Play at Loyola

    Patrick Spencer, a junior at Boys Latin High School, has committed to play lacrosse for Loyola University

Nick Mazza Interview Video

    Here is a two minute interview with Nick Mazza talking about Penn State and his recruitment to play lacrosse there.
    Here is more info about Nick:

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A split level home on 4.88 acres at 3428 Constellation Drive was sold by James McCaffrey to     Matthew and Laura McCormick for $1,110,000.

2)    A split foyer home on 1.18 acres at 687 Olympia Court was sold by Monica Sondberg to Sun Lock Kyong for $539,000

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Gators Selling Bricks For Park

The Davidsonville Athletic Association (DAA) is currently holding a “Brick Capital Campaign” to raise funds to cover  improvements at Davidsonville Park.  Prices range from $150 to $300 a brick   All proceeds go directly to support the upgrades, maintenance and beautification of Davidsonville Park.   A custom brick engraved with a family's name  will be inserted into the pathway that runs from the park’s snack shack down to the Game field.
To purchase a brick in your family’s name visit

DUMC To Host Golf Tourney

    The Davidsonville United Methodist Church will host the 18th annual Fairways of Faith Golf Tournament on April 28 at South River Golf Links. Church teams will compete for the Carpenter’s Cup, the symbol of Southern Maryland golf supremacy.
    The tournament supports the church’s Youth Service Project ministry, which uses a Christian approach to respond to the housing needs of economically and physically disadvantaged people.
    For more info,  call 410-798-5511.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

    Recent Davidsonville home sales include a one story home with basement on 1.23 acres at 3321 Blackberry Lane sold by Bruce McCutcheon to Jeremy and Vanessa Werner for $680,000.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

James Hogevoll Charged in Fire Damage

    James Hogevoll, age 19, of Davidsonville,  was one of 4 people charged in a prank that caused a fire in an Annapolis condo.

Kelsey Ritter To Play For Towson

   Kelsey Ritter of Davidsonville has signed a Letter Of Intent to play soccer at Towson University next year.  She attends Severn School and plays club soccer for Maryland United ECNL.



MGGA To Hold Field Day In Davidsonville

    The Maryland Grape Growers Association (MGGA) will be holding a Field Day on June 19, 2014, at Tidal Creek Growers in Davidsonville, MD, during the afternoon through early evening.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Henry Carr Passes Away

    Henry "Pete" M. Carr, 66, of Davidsonville, died at Anne Arundel Medical Center March 23.
    Pete was born in Annapolis and lived most of his life in the Davidsonville area. During the Vietnam War, Pete entered the Air Force in 1966, where he was trained in aircraft structural repair. He would continue this work as a civilian on Andrews Air Force Base with the 89th Presidential Airlift Wing. Pete worked the Carr family farm.
    He was a member of the Anne Arundel Fish and Game Association and a leader in the Boy Scout Troop 454 for nearly 20 years. Also, Pete was Santa Claus at Homestead Gardens for 26 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Carr.
    He is survived by his wife, Carol, whom he
married in 1998; mother, Florence "Boots" Carr; three sons, Kristopher (Martha) Carr of Davidsonville, Chad (Joni) Carr of Indian Head, and Kevin (Lee Ann) Sweeney of Eldersburg; daughter, Melissa Burgess of Riva; and six grandchildren, Dixie Lee Carr; Hannah and Nathan Sweeney; and Corinn, Devon, and Hailee Burgess. Friends are invited to Pete's Life Celebration from 6 p.m. until his funeral service begins at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 27 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Boy Scout Troop 454, c/o Chad Carr, 15 Elder Place, Indian Head, MD 20640 OR the 
. An online guest book is available at

Legislation Impacting Local Farmers

    Here are summaries of two bills that were heard last week in the legislative session  that should be of interest to Davidsonville farmers. 
    Legislation to ban burnt copper wiring from being sold in Maryland was heard.   Copper wire theft has become a major issue not only in Maryland, but in the US.   Farmers are being impacted due to a major movement of these thieves to target irrigation systems and steal the irrigation span cable right off the pivots. 
    Also heard last week was SB 941, legislation that would allow seasonal directional signs on State Highway right of ways that would guide consumers to farms with retail sales such as pick-your-own, creameries and agritourism operations. The farm would be responsible for the signs and they would have to apply for a permit for approval. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tim Leavit Video

    Short video by Tim Leavit,  Mount St. Marys lacrosse player from Davidsonville.

Amber Kovalick at UMBC

    Amber Kovalick of Davidsonville is a freshman on the University of Maryland, Baltimore Co. lacrosse team.    The bio of the former South River player is at:

David Kersey at St. Marys College

     The St. Marys College Men’s Cross Country ended their season by placing second out of 9 at the Hood Invitational. During the season, the Men’s Cross Country team placed second of 7 at the Washington Lee Invitational and third of 12 at the Coach Achtzehn Classic. At the Paul Short Invitational the team placed 13 of 42. Head coach Tom Fisher commented on this event stating, “The men’s team ran an outstanding race at the Paul Short Invitational despite the unseasonably warm conditions.  The St.Marys Seahawks top three runners were: Ian Morgan, Tim Carey and  David Kersey  of Davidsonville. 

Josh Hirakawa on Track Team

Led by a strong performance by Josh Hirakawa, the Sewanee track and field teams continued their spring indoor season at the SAA Indoors Saturday.
Hirakawa finished second in the men's 60-meter hurdles and then placed fifth in the men's long jump. Overall, the senior from Davidsonville, Md., crossed the finish line in 8.77 seconds in the 60.

Natalie Glannell Photos

Below is a link to 3 photos of senior Natalie Glannell of Davidsonville playing lacrosse for Syracuse University.

Natalie's bio is at:

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Faddis Addresses Ukraine Situation

Former USA intelligence agent Charles Faddis of Davidsonville voices his view of the Ukraine situation.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Makin on UMBC Lacrosse Team

    Seth Makin of Davidsonville is a junior at University of MD,  Baltimore County.   The son of Catherine and Derril Makin is majoring in business  technology administration.

Nicole Burgess Slaying Still Not Solved

    The case is not solved,  but AA Co police do have a "person of interest" in the slaying of Nicole Burgess which happened one year ago.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Dorothy Hardesty Mayr Passes Away

   Dorothy (Dot) Hardesty Mayr,  93, a native and lifelong resident of Davidsonville, passed away peacefully on March 17th.
    She was born May 29, 1920 on a local farm outside of Annapolis. Dot had a true passion for her family, gardening, soft crabbing and cooking. She worked at the original Hecht Company on West Street for over 25 years. She loved helping people and missed it when she retired. One of her greatest pleasures was being surrounded by her family and cooking big Sunday dinners, which consisted of her famous potato salad and home grown vegetables.
    She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph A. Mayr, her son Thomas W. Mayr and two grandsons. She is survived by her daughter Jean Wilson of Davidsonville, MD, her son in law George Wilson, daughter in law Gretchen Mayr, Brother Kenneth Hardesty, 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
    A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1800 Seton Dr., Crofton on Tuesday March 25th at 11:00 am. Burial will be private. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church, 1800 Seton Drive, Crofton, MD 21113. Please view and sign the family's guestbook at:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Davidsonville Burglar Also Charged With Murder

Two men have been arrested in the murder of an Annapolis cab driver last week in Crownsville.  Police said they got a break in the case on Friday when officers responded to a burglary in the 700 block of Governor Bridge Road in south county. Inside the home, police found  17 year old Trevor Allen Snead, who was arrested.
Snead was using a truck which police  determined was stolen by Snead from Charles County. Inside the truck, police found a pair of pants with bloodstains on them.
Investigators determined that the blood was from the murdered cab driver.  . Police also found rounds of .45-caliber ammunition in the truck, consistent to those found at the Crownsville crime scene.
Also arrested was  Michael Juvan Wallace, 23, of Fort George G. Meade.  The pair have been charged with multiple counts including first-degree murder, armed robbery, conspiracy and related gun charges.

Edith Keller Passes Away

    Edith May Keller, "Edie," of Heritage Harbour and previously of Harbour Hills in Davidsonville, died at Civista Medical Center on March 17, after a short illness. She was 82.
    Born January 10, 1932 in Eureka Springs, AR, she graduated from Bladensburg High School in 1948 and attended the University of Maryland for two years.
    Edie was a homemaker most of her life. She was president of the Buoy-Bells at the West River
Yacht Club. Edie enjoyed playing cards, especially Bridge and Poker. She also enjoyed baking. Edie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jerome "Jerry" Keller; a son, Clifford Keller; and a sister, Norma Samborn.
    She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Peterson of White Plains; four grandchildren, Jerry Strauss of Marbury, Susie Martin of Key West, FL, Walter Peterson of Waterbury,
VT and Erica Peterson of Fort Washington; and 10 great-grandchildren.   
    Friends are invited to Edie's Life Celebration from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave.,
Davidsonville. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the 
, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060. Online guestbook available at

South River Students at Science Fair

Students from across Anne Arundel County in grades 6-12 competed for awards and prizes in the Regional Science and Engineering Fair. More than 300 projects in 17 categories were entered. 
South River High School sophomores Sally Albright and Allison Raines finished in second place for their project, “Don’t Be Selfish, Save The Shellfish,”  which investigated how the pollution of the Chesapeake Bay from  ethylene glycol anti-freeze affects oysters.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Amy Williams Receives BS Degree

    Amy Williams of Davidsonville recently received a Bachelor of Science degree in politrical science from Frostburg State University.

Jamie Balasa Receives BS Degree

    Jamie Balasa of Davidsonville recently received a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Salisbury University.

Burglary on Governors Br. Rd.

From the South River Source:

Anne Arundel County Police had a busy Friday night in Riva and Davidsonville. After a breaking and entering call in the 100 block of Remital Road in the Sylvan Shores neighborhood, police were on the lookout for a suspect. Local residents of the Riva community were on alert while police, K-9 units and the police helicopter searched the area around 7 p.m.

A little while later, around 8 p.m. in the 700 block of Governor’s Bridge Road in Davidsonville, near Strawberry Lane, police were called to a residence for a parking complaint. A complained citizen called in about an unknown pickup truck in a neighbor’s driveway. The aviation unit responded and could see the suspect loading items from the house into the truck. As officers arrived, the chopper could see the suspect run back into the house and not come back out.
Numerous police officers arrived at the scene and set up a perimeter around the house. K-9 entered the attached garage and announced his presence. The suspect was found hiding under a vehicle in the garage. He surrendered.
Police were able to find property from the Sylvan Shores burglary. The suspect, a white male, 17 (a juvenile), was not identified by police. No booking photo was released.  It was learned, however, that he was driving a stolen vehicle. It was also learned that he is a repeat offender and was reported missing from a group home in LaPlata in Charles County.
The suspect is being charged with two counts of burglary, stolen vehicle and thefts. He also had two warrants. He was transported to the Department of Juvenile Services Cheltenham Youth Facility in Prince George’s County.

Caroline Crow Video

    Caroline Crow of Davidsonville was chosen as the Captain of the 2012 Yale women's lacrosse team and ended the season on the second team All-Ivy League.  I just found this video of her taken after she was selected as team captain her senior year.

JoJo Cooper at Cabrini College

    JoJo Cooper of Davidsonville is a senior on the Cabrini College lacrosse team.  The midfielder was on the CSAC All-Academic Team in 2012 and 2013.  He is a graduate of South River High.
    His bio is at:

Logan Connolly at Notre Dame

   Logan Connolly of Davidsonville is on the Notre Dame lacrosse team this year.    The son of Brian and Roxanne Connolly is a junior majoring in marketing.    His bio is at:

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Shannon Carta Leading Salisbury

    Number one ranked Salisbury University lacrosse team  got a good start for the season with a victory over Roanoke.  Senior  attacker Shannon Carta from Davidsonville  posted the team's  first goal of the season a little more than a minute into the game. Carta followed up with another score four minutes later off a backside pass from junior attacker Kate Haker, moving the score to 2-0. Carta recorded a career-high four goals to go with one assist in the contest.
    Shannon played for South River High.

Alex Carros at West Point

  Alex Carros, who played for the South River High 2009 state championship team, is on the 2014 Army Lacrosse team at West Point.  The senior from Davidsonville played attack before switching last year to midfield.
    The son of John and Laura Carros is majoring in American Legal Studies.
    His bio can be read at:

Farm Trucking Forum Rescheduled To Mar. 24

Due to the anticipated 3-5 inches of snow and ice on Monday, March 17th, we are rescheduling the Trucking Forum that was scheduled to take place at our new office in Davidsonville.  That forum will now be scheduled for Monday, March 24th from 9:00am to 11:00am.  We apologize for the inconvenience and we hope Mother Nature will cooperate better in the future.  If you have any questions or need more information please contact Matt Teffeau at 410-924-4525 or 
Valerie T. Connelly
Executive Director
Maryland Farm Bureau, Inc.

AA Co. Political Poll

    Anne Arundel Community College conducted a political poll of county residents the past two weeks.  The most important topic on resident's mind was taxes.  In regard to politicians,  county executive Laura Neuman had an approval rating of 54%,  Governor O'Malley 33%, and President Obama 39%.  Congress had a disapproval rating of 89%
   For a summary of the  results,  go to:
    For a complete details of the results,  go to:

Friday, March 14, 2014

Grace Saliba Plays Lacrosse

    Grace Saliba of Davidsonville is a sophomore at Franklin and Marshall College.   She played in 21 games last year and started in eight of them scoring 12 goals and 19 assists.  Her bio is at:

Anne McGarvey at Hamilton College

    Anne McGarvey of Davidsonville is on the Hamilton College Lacrosse team.  She is a freshman there after graduating from Severn High School.

Hti and Run Driver Still Not Caught

    A month has gone by since the hit-and-run incident on Central Ave. where a bicycle rider was severely injured, and the police are still searching for the driver.

Danielle Piccirilli on Dean's List

    Danielle Piccirilli of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Bucknell University.  She is the daughter of Vincent and Diane Piccirilli and graduated from South River High in 2012.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Home of the Month

    The Arundel Voice chose for its Home of the Month the Davidsonville home of Mike Steranka and Jane Sinclair which they call Lakeview as it overlooks Hundley Pond.  They purchased the 3 1/2 acre site and its existing 800 square foot abandoned cottage eight years ago and designed a large colonial home that includes five bedrooms,  five and one-half baths, two fireplaces, and a guest suite.

Bowie Baysox Special Promotions

    The Bowie Baysox have a number of special promotional nights at their stadium.  One of the nights is to honor Davidsonville resident Travis Pastrana.  To check out the various promotions on the schedule,  go to:

Personel Change at Post Office

    Delores Williamson has been promoted to Officer in Charge (acting Postmaster) at the Davidsonville Post Office where she has worked the last 17 years.   She is replacing the present Officer in Charge, Mary Mazz, who is being promoted to Postmaster at Edgewood, MD, beginning March 15. 

South River Girls Win State Track Meet

     The South River girls track and field team pulled a surprise win at the state championships for 3A-4A on Feb. 18 after finishing third at the regionals.    Going all out,  they gained points for placing all across the board and finished first out of the 35 schools participating.  This is the first state championship for South River in girls track and field.

South River Cheer Squad Repeats State Win

    South River High picked up their second straight State Cheerleading Championship in four months.    They swept the regionals and state meet last fall, and then pulled a repeat in Feb. 
    The South River cheerleaders are Carly Miele, Kiley Gilbreath, Aubrie Kerner, Nikki Ellis, Hailey Melichar, Jasmine Jameson, Allison Funk, Izzy Gobert, Sandra Peake, Sarah Engel, Grace Molloy, Payton Shoemaker, Marissa King, Lauren Taylor, Alexis Kolinsky,Carlie Garofolo, Jae Fish, Rachel Palandati, Kat Tarabella, Chelsea Sabota, Olivia Whitcher, Jessica Hoover and Abby Sabota. They are coached by Robin Beck and Jessica Vallone.
    Get the details at:

A video of their winning 2013 routine can be seen at:

Sally Ring Passes Away

      On March 10, 2014, at 6 pm.  "Mustang Sally" Ring was lifted Home to her Savior and became our Angel.
     Sally was born on April 1, 1957 to Joe and Mary Manley in Tucson, Arizona, the 9th of 12 children.
     She was the beautiful wife, best friend, and soul mate of Dan Ring; the proud, loving and protective "Mama Bear" to her children, Stacy O'Neil and Jimmy Ring, and son-in-law Jim O'Neil; The oh-so-proud and adoring "Bee" to her beloved grandchildren, Danny Boy and Riley Anne. She was a loving sister and friend to Jim (Susan) Manley, Joe (Kathy) Manley, Mary (Dennis) Henley, Fran Manley, Pat Manley, Mike (Susan) Manley, Kate Selby, Tim (Mel) Manley, Tom (Cindy) Manley, John Manley, TJ (Don) Fletcher, and Tim (Jeanne) Ring; The loving aunt to over 40 nieces and nephews, and great-aunt to over 25 nieces and nephews. She was a loyal and loving friend to so many. Her superhuman strength and enthusiasm for life and family was inspiring, her laugh was infectious, and her hugs were like gold. She leaves behind a legacy of love and memories, and a hole in our hearts that could never be filled.
     Friends and family are invited to Sally's Life Celebration on Friday, March 14th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, Maryland. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am on Saturday, March 15, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to METAvivor- Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness and Research, 1783 Forest Dr, #184, Annapolis, MD 21401 - or to Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund , P.O. Box 1099, Temple Hills, MD 20757 - An online guestbook is available at:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

South River All-State Musicians

     The following South River musician students were named to the All-State team.  They were among more than 6,000 who auditioned for Junior Band, Senior Band, Junior Orchestra, Senior Orchestra, Jazz Band, Junior Chorus, Senior Women’s Chorus, and Senior Mixed Chorus. There were 920 who attained All-State status.
Anthony Fidyk, Jazz Band – Drums
Olivia Martin, Junior Orchestra – Cello Alt
Sarah Elert, Senior Orchestra – 1st Violin
Meghan Taschenberger, Senior Orchestra – Viola
Claire Igoe, Senior Women’s Chorus – Soprano 2

Ben Smallenbroek at Mt. St. Marys

    Ben Smallenbroek,    son of Dan and Denise Smallenbrock of Davidsonville,  is a junior at Mt. St. Marys and is on their baseball team.  He is majoring in business.   His baseball bio can be viewed at:

Farm Bureau Trucking Forum Rescheduled

Due to inclement weather, the Maryland Farm Bureau farm trucking forum originally scheduled for Monday, March 3, at the Maryland Farm Bureau headquarters in Davidsonville was cancelled. The forum has been rescheduled for Monday, March 17th, same time and location. If you have any questions, call Matt Teffeau at 410.924.4525 or e-mail

Judy Lazarus Clinical Social Worker

     Information about the practice of  Judy T. Lazarus,   Davidsonville clinical social worker and therapist, is available at the below URL.,ACSW_Davidsonville_Maryland_188711

Olympic Games Might Be Coming

    There are plans being made to bring the Olympic Games to Washington and Baltimore in 2024.   If it came to fruition,  it is likely that Naval Academy facilities would be a part of the plan and the city of Annapolis  and AA Co.   would certainly be impacted with visitors even if all events were in DC and Balto.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Reward Is $10,000 For Hit and Run

Friends and family members of a 62-year-old bicyclist struck by a hit-and-run driver last month in Davidsonville are offering an $8,000 reward for information, bringing the total reward to $10,000.

Lynn Carol Kristianson, of Arlington, Va., was struck by a light-colored sport utility vehicle - possibly a 1995 to 2001 Honda CR-V - while riding her bicycle west on Central Avenue toward the Patuxent River Bridge shortly after 5 p.m. on Feb. 22, Anne Arundel County police said.

The vehicle should have right-side damage and probably is missing its right-side mirror.   
The SUV was operated by a white man in his 50s with a gray mustache and wearing sunglasses,

Expelled South River Student Appealing

South River High School student Patrick Bryan Mitchell, 18, of Edgewater,  is appealing his expulsion for having a shotgun in his car on school grounds last month after an evening hunting trip. 
An attorney for Patrick Bryan Mitchell, 18, of Edgewater, filed the appeal last week with the Anne Arundel County Board of Education.
A protest is planned Friday morning outside the school system's central offices on Riva Road. 

Ayesha Chaudry Finalist For School Board

Three 11th-grade students in Anne Arundel County remain in the running to be named the 2014-2015 student member of the County Board of Education.  A panel trimmed the list from seven who originally applied for the position.  Among the three finalists is Ayesha Chaudry of Davidsonville who attends South River High.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Pediatric Group Wins Recognition

From the Pediatric Group:
The Pediatric Group, with offices in Crofton, Davidsonville and Severna Park, Maryland, announces it has received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for achieving its Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 (PCMH 2011) program standards.The patient-centered medical home is a model of health care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to create long-term relationships for patients. Research shows that medical homes can lead to improved experiences of care for both patients and providers.
The NCQA PCMH recognition program identifies practices like the Pediatric Group that promote partnerships between individual patients and their personal providers, rather than treating patient care as occasional office visits.“At the Pediatric Group, each patient’s care is delivered by teams led by their own provider, who deliver all their health care needs, and coordinate their treatments across the health care system” says Robert G. Graw, Jr., M.D., Managing Partner of the Pediatric Group.
“We are pleased to have earned the NCQA national recognition, which shows our pediatricians, nurse practitioners and health care teams have the tools, resources and systems to provide the highest levels of consistent care.”To receive recognition, the Pediatric Group demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. These standards align with the joint principles of the patient-centered medical home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.About the Pediatric Group.
The Pediatric Group’s award-winning pediatricians and nurse practitioners have offered expert, comprehensive care for children in three locations throughout Anne Arundel County for forty years. The practice is open six days a week, with day and evening hours, walk-in early morning sick visits, and offers specialty care in ADD/ADHD management, lactation consultation and nutrition counseling.
The Pediatric Group is committed to developing compassionate and trusted relationships with families in a warm and friendly environment. For more information, visit

Governor Bridge Reopened

      Many Davidsonville and Bowie residents  have waited over 10 months for the Governor Bridge over the Patuxent River to be repaired.  It was recently reopened,  but when I walked the bridge,  I did not see any signs of repairs.  It all looks as rusty as it ever was.   So,  why did it take 10 months to reopen it?


Feds Probe Health Exchange

This may have been started by a Maryland Congressman but these investigators are independent of politics—and they are diggers.
When the Affordable Care Act rolled out across the nation’s computer screens, federal websites were plagued with errors. So was Maryland’s State Exchange site.
An estimated $200 million has been "frittered away" just in Maryland with no improvement in service.


Linthicum Walks Open House

At 10 a.m. March 22, the Friends of Historic Linthicum Walks will host a general meeting and open house at the estate for those interested in getting involved. New as well as existing members are invited to attend and are encouraged to volunteer on one of the following committees: historical preservation and education, event planning, building and grounds maintenance, promotion and marketing, and website development. Crofton’s oldest treasure, Linthicum Walks dates back to 1701 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Maryland’s Historic Trust. The property is located at 2295 Davidsonville Road adjacent to Crofton Middle School. For more information, contact 410-451-5900 or

Richter Sisters Gaining Attention

         The Richter Sisters of Davidsonville have been making some waves locally with their music and have recorded their first album.