Saturday, May 31, 2014

DACA Annual Meeting

DACA’s Annual Meeting,
Thursday, June 5, 2014

7:30 pm in the Boy Scout building at the DFRC

For further info,  go to:

A3 Soccer Tryouts

    A3 is holding player tryouts for ages under-8 to under-18 at Bell Branch Athletic Complex, 2400 Davidsonville Road in Gambrills. The schedule and details are available at Tryouts are for any teams in AAYSA, CMSSL, BBSL, WAGS, NCSL or Region 1. Email for information.

Friday, May 30, 2014

DAA Soccer Teams Forming

    The DAA Travel Program allows girls and boys to play competitively without traveling to do so.  Play in the WAGS and NCSL Leagues while practicing on your local Davidsonville fields.  All our teams are professionally trained.  Tryouts are over the next two weeks for ages U9 and up.  Visit to register today.

Local Vacation Bible Schools

Chesapeake Christian Fellowship   377 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville    410-798-1413
Chesapeake Christian Fellowship will hold a “Superhero Training” Vacation Bible School, June 23-27 from 9 a.m. to noon. Stop by the church and sign up.
Grace Evangelical Presbyterian  4012 Birdsville Road, Davidsonville 410-798-5300
Have fun at Grace Evangelical’s Space” Vacation Bible School July 20-25 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Children ages 5 and older are welcome. Registration opens this week. To sign up visit
Holy Family Catholic Church and Davidsonville United Methodist Church
826 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville       301-261-7399
Holy Family and the Davidsonville United Methodist Church will co- host a "Son Treasure Island Vacation Bible Camp" July 7-11 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Holy Family.  The camp is free and open to the first 100 campers. Volunteers are needed to help with music, games, crafts and in the kitchen.   For additional information, to volunteer, or to register 
Riva Trace Baptist Church   475 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville      410-798-4868
Have a blast at Riva Trace’s Scavenger Hunt” Vacation Bible School scheduled for July 7-11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. It’s open to children kindergarten through sixth grade. Pre-school children and younger are invited as well as long as there is a parent volunteer. To register visit or call the Church office at 410-798-4868 ext 117.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include the following:

1)    A two story home with no basement on 1.90 acres at 1251 Village Lake Dr. was sold by Garry Myers to Lisa Ogilvie and Kelly Barr for $555,000.

2)    A two story home on 2.03 acres at 4001 Wayson Rd. was sold by Lowell Broderick to Philip and Judith Burke for $610,000.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Patrick Spencer Plays For Boys Latin

     Davidsonville resident Patrick Spencer plays attack for the nationally-ranked Boys’ Latin School of Maryland lacrosse team, which finished 18-0 and won the MIAA A Conference championship.  Patrick is a junior.
     The school website is at:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

DES Celebrates EGATE Win

Education officials from Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Maryland State Department of Education visited Davidsonville Elementary on Wednesday, May 14 to celebrate the school’s award for Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE).  They  observed teachers and students in the classroom and met with representatives from the school’s Chess, Engineering, Sea PERCH and Robotics club.
In February, Davidsonville, along with Central Elementary  and Folger McKinsey were recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education with the EGATE award.  Only 30 schools across nine school districts have received the EGATE distinction since its inception in 2010.

Photos from the event can be seen at:

JoJo Cooper Is Scholar All-American

    JoJo Cooper,  who earned USILA (U. S. Interscholastic Lacrosse Association) Scholar  All-American Honorable Mention, graduated this semester with a degree in Finance.  The Davidsonville native's 38 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers were both tied for sixth on the team, while he added 10 points to Cabrini College's offense.
    A Student-athlete must be a senior in academic standing and achieve a 3.0 grade point average to be considered for the honor.  He must also be an All-American, a member of the North/South All-Star team or an outstanding conference player, while behaving in a manner that brings credit to himself, his institution and to college lacrosse both on and off the field.

Kacie Longo Is All-American

Under Armour, Inc.  and Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Inc. recently announced  the rosters for the 2014 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic®. The nation’s top boys and girls high school seniors have been selected to the sport’s highest honor and will play in the ninth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic on Saturday, July 12 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, MD.
Under Armour All-Americans are selected by a panel of lacrosse experts from Inside Lacrosse Magazine. The year-long selection process includes input from college and high school coaches from across the country as well as nominations from the public. 
Among those selected is Kacie Longo of Davidsonville who attends South River High

Monday, May 26, 2014

Josh Williams Lacrosse All American

Josh Williams of Davidsonville was one of six lacrosse players from Limestone College, this year's NCAA Division II champion,  selected as All-American.

You can read John's bio at:

Josh Williams Helps Limestone Win NCAA Title

    Josh Williams of Davidsonville was instrumental in helping Limestone College win the NCAA Division II lacrosse national championship this year.  Williams, a midfielder who was named a first team All-American last week, scored two goals in Sunday's victory at M & T Bank Stadium against Long Island University-Post  before a crowd of  22,219.    The  senior was a St. Marys High School graduate red-shirted last year.

DUMC Strawberry Festival Pictures

Here are pictures from the May 24 Strawberry Festival at the Davidsonville United Methodist Church.


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include the following.

A two story home on 1.32 acres at 1504 Edge Rock Ct.  was sold by
NVR Homes to Kunmi Majekodunmi and Adetola Adetunji for $936,218
A two story home on 1.25 acres at 1506 Edge Rock Court was sold by
NVR Homes to Daniel Burneo for $962,871.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Valerie Dawson a Mentor of U. of MD

The following was taken from the U. of MD 
College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Meet the Peer Mentors pages
Valerie Dawson

Hey everyone! I'm Valerie and I'm a Senior Biology major from Davidsonville, MD in Anne Arundel County. I hope to continue on to medical school after completing my undergraduate degree and possibly taking a year off to travel and  get some more clinical, hands on experience. I work in Dr. Song's Cell Biology lab on campus. I am also involved in Delta Epsilon Mu a co-ed preprofessional fraternity. Feel free to ask me any questions, I love to help! 

Ruth McKay Passes Away

Ruth Evelyn McKay, 92, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, April 28, 2014, in Davidsonville, Md.  
She was the daughter of Howard D. and Ida Pearl McKay of New Bremen.
She is survived by one son, Mark Polansky Sr., one grandson, Mark Polansky Jr., and one great-grandson, Robert Jacob Polansky.  
She lived a life most people dream of. After graduating New Bremen High School in 1939, she entered Heidelberg College in Tiffen, graduating in 1943 with a bachelor degree in music.
She then became an airline stewardess, first flying with Trans World Airlines on DC-3 airplanes.
She later flew with American Airlines until 1947.  
She was married to Elliott Polansky, the first pilot employed by Crown Control to fly parts and people to various locations in the Midwest.
She later married Dr. Eugene Barnes, a prominent dentist in Dayton. Both ex-husbands pre-deceded her in death.
Ruth was a swimming instructor and lifeguard in New Bremen and while at Heidelberg College.
She traveled to six of the seven continents, often with movie stars, politicians, and other celebrities, missing only Antarctica.
A private memorial service will be held in Maryland.

Sam Schmidt To Play at Winthrop College

    Winthrop College in Rock Hill, NC has announced the signing of soccer player Sam Schmidt  from Davidsonville.  He is graduating from Annapolis Area Christian School.  He won a state title with his high school team at DeMatha High School.  He played for the USSDA team of Bethesda-Olney which is a top-10 team nationally.  Schmidt currently ranks eighth nationally in the USSDA in goals scored.
    Per the Winthrop press release "Sam is one of the top goal scorers national in the US Soccer Developmental Academy and we are hoping that playing on one of the top Academy teams in the country will help make an easy transition to the college game," coach Posipanko said.  "He has natural goal-scoring ability and is someone we can count on at  a number of attacking positions."

Sands Road Closed

Sands Road in south county will be closed until further notice due to a 12-foot deep, 5 ft diameter  sinkhole at the intersection of Branch View Court.   It is believed to have occurred Thursday evening after a 60-inch underground culvert collapsed.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Michael Biondi Is Featured in Capital

    South River High School senior Michael Biondi, 17, is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math magnet program student at South River High.   He is in the top 6 percent of his class with a 4.4 GPA and will graduate with a total of 14 advanced placement classes running the gamut from STEM-related classes like calculus, biology and physics, to the arts like French, art and art history, literature and languages. Seven of those AP classes he took in his senior year, along with one post-AP class. He plans a career in international relations.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sweet Garden Goats Web Site

    Eddie and Anita Beck raise goats on the Sweet Garden Farm on Double Gate Rd.  You can learn more about them at:

Mt. Airy U-Pick Strawberries Ready About May 26

    The Mount Airy U-Pick strawberry farm expects to open about May 26.  When the berries are ready,  they will be open from 8 AM until picked out Mon.-Sat.
    Here is an article about the farm from last year:

Mackenzie Edwards at Hawaii U.

    Mackenzie Edwards of Davidsonville was a sophomore at Hawaii University  and was on their water polo team this year.  The 2012 graduate of South River High plans to major in travel industry management.
    Her team bio can be read at:

DACA Villager On-Line

    The May-June issue of The Villager,  the DACA bi-monthly newsletter, can be viewed at:

The Madrigals To Perform At DUMC

The Madrigals, an auditioned choir of 18 members of the Upper School Choir of Annapolis Area Christian School, will be performing at Davidsonville United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 1st at 9:45am, immediately following the 8:30 service. The church is located at 819 West Central Avenue in Davidsonville.

Plan to join us in the Fellowship Hall for the performance. Light refreshments will be served. Please call the church at 410-798-5511 for more information or visit the website at

In the past year alone, the Upper School Choral Ensembles at Annapolis Area Christian School have performed both locally and nationally, representing AACS to thousands of people throughout the state of Maryland and United States. Whether singing in European cathedrals, performing in music festivals, singing for crowds of thousands at a football game in Maryland, or singing for an elderly person in a nursing home, the ensembles desire to spread joy and beauty wherever they go. The choirs perform a wide variety of repertoire, but enjoy most the music that reflects their faith and hope in Christ.

Karen Smith Dies In Local Accident

    Karen Smith,49, of Annapolis, died May 16 in Davidsonville due to a car accident on westbound Rt. 50 at Davidsonville Road.
    Born August 29, 1964 in Norfolk, Virginiato Wesley and Shirley (Jones) Bartnick, Karen attended Parkdale High School and the University of Maryland. She then married Thomas Matthew Smith and they had three children.
    She was employed as a paralegalfor Hillman, Brown, and Darrow in Annapolis for 18 years.
    In addition to her husband, Karen was preceded in death by her daughter, Courtney Smith. In addition to her parents, she is survived two children Christina Smith and Thomas Smith; three step-children, Shawn Smith, Ashley Lott and Abbey Ludeau; and three brothers, Billy, Butch, and Bobby Bartnick.
    Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday May 22, at Mt Zion Methodist Church in Lothian,with Pastor Bill Herche officiating.Interment will follow at Southern Memorial Gardens in Dunkirk. To leave condolences visit

South River Lacrosse State Champs

    The South River lacrosse team defeated Howard 9-6 on May 20 to win their third state championship since 2009.  The game was played before a packed stadium at UMBC.
Howard (18-1)           2 1 0 3 — 6
South River (17-2)     3 2 0 4 — 9
South River Goals:     Mansur 2, Senft, Maloof, Thomas, Chisolm, Fanzo, Egley, Ward.
South River Assists:  
Maloof 2, Mansur, Schimoler. 
4A-3A State Champs

Davidsonville's Grant Maloof attacking the goal.  He had one goal and two assists in the game.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Alexandra Sholl Graduates

  Alexandra Sholl  of Davidsonville recently graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in biology.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

South River Advances to State Final

    South River High advances to the state championship game in boys lacrosse after beating Thomas S. Wootton 10-7 in the semi-final at NE high school on May 16.
    South River will play either Dulaney High (South division champ) or Howard (North division).  They play in the other semi-final  on Saturday, May 17 with the winner advancing to the title game against South River at UMBC on May 20 or 21..  

DACA Annual Meeting June 5

    The Davidsonville Area Civic Association will be holding their annual meeting at 7:30 pm on Thursday,, June 5, 2014 at the Boy Scout building at DFRC.
    Elections will be held.  Nominated are:   president, Chris Asher; VP, Ed Woods; Secretary, Gail Enright; and treasurer, Robert Carobrese.
    There will be speakers at the meeting.  Al Tucker from the Chesapeake EPA will discuss "drinking water"  and Kate Fox will discuss zoning issues.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Mt. Washington Hill Climb To Run In June

    Davidsonville resident Travis Pastrana will be one of 80 drivers competing in the Mt. Washington Climb to the Clouds in June.  Travis set the record in 2010, which has since been broken by a teammate, and he hopes to regain his spot in the record book.
    To read about the event,  go to:

South River Lacrosse Team in State Semi-Final

South River High School boys lacrosse team is slated to play Wooten High School (West division) for the 4A/3A state championship semi-final game tonight, May 16, 2014. The game will be played at Northeast High School, starting at 8 p.m. (please watch for weather delays or game postponements).
The winner of that game will play either Dulaney High (South division champ) or Howard (North division). That semi-final is on Saturday.
The state championship games will be at UMBC on May 20-21.
The Seahawks were seeded number one going into the tournament. Here’s how the tournament played out:
  • First round: Bye
  • Second round: South River over Chesapeake, 14 to 3
  • Third round: South River over Arundel, 8-5
  • Fourth round: South River over Leonardtown, 16-0
The boys have had a strong season, going 12-2 in regular season play, running up huge leads in some of their county matches. Early in the season, they fell 6-7 to Arundel, but easily got past the Wildcats in the playoff round of divisionals.

Accident on Rt. 50 at 424

    A single-vehicle accident occurred around 3:30 a.m. on westbound Route 50 at Davidsonville Road. Firefighters arrived to find one person dead at the scene, said Lt. Russ Davies, a fire department spokesman.   Traffic from the accident was backed up to Annapolis.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

DUMC Fairways of Faith Golf Tourney

The  Davidsonville United Methodist Church hosted the 18th Annual “Fairways of Faith Golf Tournament” at South River Golf Links on May 14. The tournament supports the church’s Youth Service Project ministry which responds to the housing needs of economically and physically disadvantaged people, using a Christian perspective. In June the youth of Davidsonville UMC will provide “hope” to families of Appalachia by repairing their homes.

From left, Matt Ballard, Rev. Jim Stutler, Howard Rogers and Dave Born, of Calvary United Methodist Church,

From left, Lee Matousek, Chip Hardesty, Bill King and  Frank Wood, of Davidsonville United Methodist Church,Winner’s of the “Carpenter’s Cup”.
From left, Frank Marron, Paul Dallavalle, Roy Kilby and Vernon Pizzi of Holy Family Catholic Church.

From left, representing Chick-fil-A, Lidia  Strasburg presents Jim Fate 52 chicken sandwich’s for hitting the cow.

South River Boys Lacrosse Wed evening.

South River High School’s boys varsity lacrosse team will play Leonardtown at home on Wednesday, May 14, at 6 pm,  to determine the Regional Champion in the 4A/3A East division of the playoffs.

John McGee Passes Away

    John "Jack" McGee, 85, of Annapolis, MD, formerly of Sugarloaf, PA, died Sunday May 11, 2014 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD. Born October 29, 1928 in West Hazelton, PA, son of Daniel and Bridget McGee.
     A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 16 beginning at 10 am, at the Holy Family Church, 826 West Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Interment will be held in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, MD
    The complete obituary can be read at:

Ann Falos Passes Away

    Ann Josephine Falos, 76, of Davidsonville, died April 30 after fighting cancer for several months.    
    Ann was born in Little Rock, Arkansas February 7, 1938 to the late May and Lambert Nelson.
    She is survived by her son, Daniel Heleva of Erie, PA; daughter, Deneice Knauss and son-in-law, Lee Knauss of Davidsonville with whom she lived; two brothers, Bert and Robert Nelson, both of Jacksonville FL; and four grandchildren, Kiera Heleva of Tampa, FL, Jesse Heleva of Allentown, PA, Brooke Knauss and Heather Knauss, both of Davidsonville
    A memorial service will be held at her home in Davidsonville for friends and family on Saturday, May 17. Charitable gifts in memory of Ann can be given to First Baptist Church of Crofton.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ariel Williams-Lewis Arrested.

    A Davidsonville woman, who was videotaped in a physical and verbal confrontation with Bel Air Police officers outside Looney's Pub in Bel Air in March, took a plea before judgment for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in Harford County District Court last week, according to court records.
    In the video, which was posted on YouTube, Ariel Williams-Lewis, 23, woman is handcuffed by several officers standing over her. She is pulled to her feet and she and officers start to walk to the police car, when an officer stops and yells at her that if she spits on him again, he will "knock your [expletive] teeth out."
    Williams-Lewis was charged March 6 with four counts of second-degree assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, trespassing and failure to obey a lawful police order.
    After she was taken to the Harford County Detention Center, she was additionally charged with second-degree assault and fourth-degree sexual assault after allegedly grabbing the private parts of an corrections office.
    Appearing in court on May 5, Williams-Lewis was given one-year supervised probation before judgment with conditions to serve two weekends in jail, said Karen L. Jones, a Bel Air-based lawyer, who represented Williams-Lewis at the trial.
    To read the complete article,  go to:,0,3577603.story

Ronald Hoffmann Passes Away

   Ronald V. Hoffmann, 76, a 20-year resident of Davidsonville and formerly of Selby on the Bay, died at home May 9 after a 3 year illness.
    Born December 13, 1937 to the late Frank and Susan Hoffmann, Ronald graduated from Anacostia High School then attended the University of Maryland. He was the owner of his own HVAC sheet metal shop in Davidsonville. Ronald served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1963 where he was an expert rifleman. In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, watching football, riding tractors, taking pictures, fishing, hunting, trap shooting and bowling.
    Ronald is survived by his son, David M. Hoffmann of Davidsonville; brother, Frank Hoffmann of Ft. Myers, FL; grandson, David Hoffmann, Jr. of LaPlata; and granddaughter, Kayla Hoffmann of LaPlata.
    A public viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 14, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, where a funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, May 15. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens. An online guestbook is available at

Kerri Roberts in Triathlon

    Kerri Roberts, age 44, of Davidsonville, will be a participant of the Maritime International Triathlon 2014 which will be held in Easton, MD, on May 15, 2014.
    For more info about the event,  go to:

Mychak and Day to Marry

    Nathan Zachary Mychak  and  Heather Lynn Day, both of Davidsonville, recently were granted a marriage license in York Co., PA. 

Julie Piper Gets Her BS

    Julie Piper of Davidsonville received her Bachelor of Science degree from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC, in the fall of 2013.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mike Bonanni Article From 1998

An interesting article about an outstanding Davidsonville native.
U. of MD. press release from 1998
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Mike Bonanni, who captained the Maryland men's lacrosse team to the NCAA Championship game in the three of the past four seasons, was named to the GTE Academic All-America Men's At-Large First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Director's of America (CoSIDA).

Bonanni, a Davidsonville, Md. native, is a graduate student who holds a 3.512 grade point average in business management. He has been a four-time Dean's List honoree and earned his bachelor's degree in May of 1997 with a 3.8 GPA. He earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll mention five times and was inducted into the Golden Key Honor Society. He won the distinctive honor of being selected to win the University of Maryland Scholar-Athlete Award in 1998 and earned a President's Cup Award in 1996.

Maryland played in the NCAA Tournament in each of Bonanni's four years as a starter. The Terps played in the national championship game in 1995, 1997 and 1998. The Terps finished with a 14-3 record and won the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship for the first time in the history of the 11-year old event. The 14 wins marked a school record for the men's lacrosse program.

Bonanni anchored the Terps' defense which ranked eighth in the nation in goals allowed with an 8.69 goal allowed per game average. The Terps' defense ranked in the nation's top 10 during each of his four years as a starter.

Blue Angels Return

After a three years absence, the Blue Angels will return to  Annapolis.
The very popular U.S. Navy's flight demonstration  team consists of six Navy F/A-18 Hornets who will be flying over the Severn River near the Academy on May 20 and 21.
The Blue Angels will perform practice maneuvers between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday,  May 20. Their official performance will be between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday,  May 21, according to a Naval Academy announcement..

Sean McGurn In Phi Kappa Phi

    Sean McGurn of Davidsonville was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Fraternity at University of Maryland University College

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Gabriel Vertucci At AACC

    Gabriel Vertucci of Davidsonville is a freshman at Anne Arundel Community College and he plays  middle infield for their baseball team.  He is 5' 7" and 150# and attended South River High School.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Marissa Brown To Play at U. of Richmond

    Marissa Brown of Davidsonville has committed to play college lacrosse at the University of Richmond.  Marissa will graduate from Archbishop Spalding in 2015,

JoJo Cooper is CSAC All-League

    The Colonial States Athletic Conference has announced their All-League Lacrosse teams.  The First Team  Short Stick Defender  is JoJo Cooper, a senior at Cabrini College from Davidsonville, Md.  He played high school lacrosse at  South River

Patrick Spencer Commits to Loyola

   It has been reported that Patrick Spencer of Davidsonville is a 2015 commit to the Loyola University  lacrosse team.  Patrick attends Boy's Latin High  School and plays club lacrosse for the Baltimore Crabs.  
    Max Preps has Patrick ranked as the top lacrosse recruit in the country for 2015.
    More info is available at:   and also at:

Michael Bucci Commits to Quinnipiac U.

    It has been reported that Michael  Bucci of Davidsonville is a 2015 commit to the Quinnipiac University Bobcats lacrosse team.  Michael attends Severn School and plays club lacrosse for the Baltimore Crabs.   Quinnipiac U. is in Hampton, CT.
    Michael is rated as one of the Top 22 Lacrosse players in MD in the class of 2015.

Bruce Overbay at Cabrini College

    Bruce Overbay of Davidsonville is a sophomore at Cabrini College and plays on their lacrosse team.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

A 1 1/2 story home on 2.00 acres at 3620 Birdsville Road sold by John Rayford to Big Bucks LLC of Millersville for $335,000.

Strawberry Festival May 24 at DUMC

    The  Davidsonville United Methodist Church, located at 819 W. Central Ave in Davidsonville, MD will have its annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 24th 11:00 am -2:00 pm. Featured items include everything strawberry: pies, shortcakes (with or without ice cream) smoothies and cheesecake. Homemade baked goods will be available for purchase.  
    Music  is provided by Davidsonville United Methodist Church Praise Band and The Chesapeake Pickers. There will also be crafters and activities, including a moon bounce for younger children. CRAFTERS ARE NEEDED….If you would like to buy space for $15 please leave a message with the church office, 410-798-5511 or send an email to

    The “Tongues of Fire” BBQ Ministry Team will be selling pulled pork, beef brisket, pulled chicken and pit-cooked chicken, all served with coleslaw. Sandwiches & platters will be available along with fresh lemonade, sweet and unsweetened tea. Other food items that will be offered are hot dogs, hamburgers and sodas by the United Methodist Men.
     Proceeds benefit the Youth Group ministries, including the Youth Group summer service project in North Carolina. Strawberries are donated by the Hopkins Farm. Contact the church office, 410-798-5511 for more information.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Robert Barber Passes Away

    Robert William "Bob" Barber, Sr., 78, died May 2 at his home in Davidsonville.
    Born on March 3, 1936 in Annapolis to the late Kendall Barber Sr. and Frances Barber, Bob was a graduate of Annapolis High School. He founded and retired from R.W. Barber and Sons building contractors. He also served in the U.S. Navy Reserves. Bob was a member of the Annapolis Elks and Annapolis
Moose Lodge. He enjoyed music, dancing and spending time with his family.
    Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Paula E. Barber, who died in 2007 and son, Benjamin D. Barber, who died in 2010. He is survived by four sons, Robert W. Barber, Jr. of Lothian, Paul K. Barber of St. Petersburg, FL, William R. Barber of Edgewater and David M. Barber of Davidsonville; daughter, Robin M. Barber of LaPlata; eight grandchildren
, Robert W. Barber III and William R. Barber of Dunkirk, William R. Barber, Jr. and Daniel M., Jenni N., and Grace N. Barber of Edgewater, Courtney Barber of Largo, FL and Tara L. Barber of Davidsonville; and four great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 
American Heart Association Maryland, 217 E. Redwood Street, 23rd floor, Baltimore, MD 21202. An online guestbook is available at -

Monday, May 5, 2014

Kelsey Ruane Presents Paper

Kelsey Ruane of Davidsonville presented a paper at the fourth annual MAD-RUSH undergraduate research conference March 22 at James Madison University. Ruane, a senior sociology major, took second place in the conference’s Best Paper Prize competition.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Dylan Luiza at McDaniel College

    Dylan Luiza of Davidsonville is on the McDaniel College lacrosse team this spring. 
    His bio can be read at:

Chris Piccirilli All-Big East Second Team

   Senior defender Chris Piccirilli (Archbishop Spalding) from Davidsonville, MD, was named to  the All-Big East Second Team. He is a two-year starter on close defense for the Wildcats. This season, he has collected 27 ground balls and caused 15 turnovers while adding in an additional five goals and one assist for six points. For his career, Piccirilli has totaled 80 ground balls, 38 caused turnovers, 12 goals and three assists for 15 points.
     His bio can be read at:

Scott Mitchell at Chesapeake College

    Scott Mitchell of Davidsonville is a freshman at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD, and is a pitcher and shortstop for their baseball team.
    Scott's bio can be read at:

Friday, May 2, 2014

Christopher Scott to Umpire In Minors

Beginning in June 2014,  Christopher Scott of Davidsonville will be employed as an umpire for Professional Baseball Umpire Corporation, a subsidiary of Minor League Baseball. PBUC staffs all 16 of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues with umpires.
Other info about Scott can be read at:

Nicholas Raimondo Plays Baseball at St. Marys

    Nicholas Raimondo is on the St. Marys College of Maryland baseball team this year.  The freshman, who plays outfield and pitcher,  is the son of Philip and Lisa Raimondo and is majoring in economics.
    His bio can be read at: