Thursday, July 31, 2014

Motorcyclist Dies from Accident Injuries

An Edgewater motorcyclist has died from injuries he suffered Saturday in a crash when a car reportedly pulled out in front of him, according to the Anne Arundel County Police Department.
The crash happened about 2:16 p.m. on July 26 at the intersection of Davidsonville Road and Governor Bridge Road in the Davidsonville area.
Investigators say a 2007 Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycle was southbound on Davidsonville Road approaching Governor Bridge Road when a 2004 Toyota Avalon pulled from a flashing stop signal for the west side of Governors Bridge Road and into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was unable to stop and struck the driver’s side of the Toyota Avalon.
The motorcycle’s driver, Timothy Joseph Humphrey, was thrown onto the roadway and taken by Maryland State Police helicopter to University of Maryland Shock Trauma. He died Wednesday from his injuries.
Police say Humphrey, 30, of Edgewater, was not wearing a helmet that met state law.
The driver and passenger of the Toyota Avalon were taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries. The car’s driver was Peggy Armstead Minnis, 66, of Bowie, and her passenger was Frederick G, Minnis, 69, also of Bowie.
Police say it appears Peggy Minnis caused the collision by failing to yield right of way at the intersection. Neither speed nor alcohol appears to be contributing factors in this crash.
The States Attorney’s Office will be consulted prior to any charges, police say. The investigation continues.

Complete Streets Working Group

From Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman:
County Executive Laura Neuman announced the county’s Complete Streets Working Group will convene on August 5, 2014, to continue the Transportation Commission’s study of Anne Arundel’s roadway planning and design to maximize safety and usability for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit users.
“The safety of our citizens is a top priority, and I am pleased that we are working to find efficient ways to improve our streets without fiscal impact,” said County Executive Laura Neuman. “I am confident this group will find solutions and provide recommendations to help make our roads safer for all users.”
Following the County Council’s February 2014 adoption of a resolution to implement a Complete Streets program, County Executive Neuman and Councilman Chris Trumbauer created the working group to evaluate the county’s code, design manual and other written guidance to determine changes necessary to implement a Complete Streets Policy.
The working group is composed of county employees, appointees and citizens, and includes the following members:
  • Jim Schroll, County Traffic Engineer, Department of Public Works
  • Dan Anderson, Chief, Transportation Engineering, Department of Public Works
  • George Cardwell, Planning Administrator, Office of Planning and Zoning
  • Dawn Thomas, Planner, Department of Recreation and Parks
  • Jill Bezek, Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, Department of Aging and Disabilities
  • Alex Pline, citizen, member of Transportation Commission (TC), member of Pedestrian/Bike Master Plan Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
  • Parker Jones, citizen, bike advocate from Annapolis
  • James Krapf, member appointed by Home Builders Association of Maryland
  • David Cosner, member of TC, member of Corridor Growth CAC
  • Susan Knisley, member of TC, member of Pedestrian/Bike Master Plan CAC
  • Derek Meyers, member of TC, chaired Pedestrian/Bike Work Group of TC
Following its August 5 meeting, the working group will continue to meet periodically for several months, and will present a final report of its recommendations to the County Executive for upgrades to the county’s design manual and other county regulations.
For more information about the county’s Complete Streets program, go to

Dixie Hoyle on Dean's List

    Dixie Hoyle of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list at Stevenson University for the spring semester.    Dixie is majoring in biology

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Driver That Killed Bicyclist Fined $1,500

A Calvert County woman who struck and killed an Annapolis cyclist last year on Riva Road in Davidsonville was found guilty of three driving offenses Wednesday and fined $1,500.
Judge Robert Wilcox's ruling came after 37-year-old Whitney Decesaris pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanor offenses in front of a packed courtroom in District Court in Annapolis.

Patricia Cunningham, 50, an Annapolis High School assistant cross country coach, was killed in the Aug. 21, 2013 collision.
After a 2½-hour bench trial, Wilcox found Decesaris guilty of negligent driving, failure to exercise caution to avoid an accident with a bicyclist, and failure to control speed to avoid a collision. She was found not guilty of the fourth charge, also a driving offense.
The judge imposed the maximum fine of $500 for each offense, plus points on her license. No potential jail time was attached to the charges.

To read the  complete article with all the details,  go to:

Kid's Farm Daycare

Kid's Farm Davidsonville is a local day care school on Central Ave.   You can read more about it at:

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Anita Gray Passes Away

    Anita Radke Gray, 94, a resident of Berlin since 2011 and formerly of Heritage Harbor of Annapolis, died at her residence July 25.
    A native of Wisconsin, she attended Whitewater Wisconsin State Teacher College and moved to the Washington area in 1940. After 30 years of service, Anita retired as an employment security advisor from manpower administration at the U.S. Dept. of Labor.
    She was a member of the Davidsonville United Methodist Church, Mended Hearts Chapter 94 and N.A.R.F.E. Her interests included quilting, her family and partying with their friends. She was also active with her church. She enjoyed reading, playing canasta and winning at dominoes.
    Anita was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, George D. Gray, on January 15, 2013. She is survived by two children, Eleanora Musgrove of Frankford, DE and Daniel Gray of Glen Burnie; 11 grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren and four great-great-grand children.
    Friends are invited to Anita's Life Celebration from 11 a.m. until her funeral service begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30 at Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Davidsonville United Methodist Church. Online guestbook is available at

Accident Site On 424

     The above photo was taken at the 424/Gov. Bridge Rd intersection where a recent motorcycle/auto wreck occurred on July 26 from the spot the auto came from.  The weeds create a screen and make it difficult to see southbound 424 traffic,  especially a motorcycle.   Perhaps this obstruction was factor in the recent accident.   If you stop where the white line is,  you can't see anything.  You have to pull ahead of the line so your bumper is almost in the traffic. 

424 Shoulder Seeded

    The shoulder of 424 where the Park & Ride overflow has been parking has been graded and seeded.  
    Would it not make more sense to wait until the parking lot is completed?
    Isn't July a rather poor month to plant grass seed?  Unless we have a wet August,  most will die from heat and lack of moisture before getting a good start. 

Park & Ride Work Resumes

After many weeks with nothing happening,  work on the Park and Ride at 424 & US 50 has resumed as of Aug. 28.  How many days before they stop again?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Accident On 424

From the Capital-Gazette

DAVIDSONVILLE - A 30-year-old man was sent to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after his motorcycle collided with a car Saturday afternoon.
County police said Timothy Joseph Humphrey, 30, of Edgewater, was traveling south on Davidsonville Road around 2:15 when a 2004 Toyota Avalon pulled out from a flashing stop signal on Governor Bridge Road and into the roadway.
Unable to stop, Humphrey struck the driver's side of the car and fell off the motorcycle onto the road, police said.
Humphrey was wearing what county police described as "noncompliant headgear."
Both the driver and passenger in the Toyota were transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries.
Speed and alcohol do not appear to have played a role in the crash, police said. They said the crash appears to have been caused by the Toyota's failure to yield the right of way.
The States Attorney's Office will be consulted prior to the filing of any charges, police said.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

July 22 Burglary

    AA Co police report a Breaking and Entering on July 22 near Patuxent River Road and Governor's Bridge Road. 

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 1.26 acres at 2709 Cranbourne Court was sold by Michael Downs to Anthony and Sharon Matala for $765,000.

2)  A two story home on 1.29 acres at 1052 Marywood Drive was sold by Benjamin Hutchinson, Jr. to Earle Sugar and Sarah Hayden for $539,000.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Kaitlin Ruane Graduates Cum Laude

     Kaitlin Ruane graduated cum laude and received a Business Administration degree in marketing from James Madison University

Kelsey Ruane Graduates Cum Laude

    Kelsey Ruane of Davidsonville graduated cum laude and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from James Madison University.

Caitlin Whissel on Dean's List

    Caitlin Whissel,  daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Eugne Whissel of Davidsonville,  was on the dean's list for the spring semester at Mount St. Mary's University

Vernon Hardesty Passes Away

   Vernon  E. Hardesty, 82, a resident of Gambrills since 1954 died after a brief illness on July 20, 2014.
    Born May 1, 1932 in Davidsonville, Maryland, he was the youngest child of Perry and Mary Hardesty.
    He attended Annapolis High School until 1948. He worked as an equipment operator for CJ Langenfielder until joining the United States Air Force in 1950. While serving in the USAF, he was a crew chief on C47's during the Korean War with the 452nd Bomb Wing. Shortly after leaving the Air Force in 1954, he founded Vernon Hardesty Crane rental, which later became Hardesty Construction Corporation. Mr. Hardesty retired from the business in 2007. His interests included spending time with
his family and friends, traveling, boating, fishing and horse racing.
    He is preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis (Jocelyn) Hardesty, whom he married in 1953. Surviving are three sons, David Hardesty of Millersville, Wayne Hardesty of Odenton and Douglas Hardesty of Gambrills; and seven grandchildren.
    Visitation will be held at Hardesty Funeral Home, 851 Annapolis Rd., Gambrills on Thursday, July 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral will be held at Hardesty Funeral Home on Friday, July 25, at 11 AM. Burial to follow at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Glen Burnie. Memorial contributions can be made to Baldwin Memorial Methodist Church, 921 Generals Highway, Millersville, Maryland 21108. Online condolences may be placed at

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Police Get New Training Facility

From the CapitalGazette Online:
Following years of county officials complaining about dilapidated conditions at the Anne Arundel police academy, the Davidsonville facility has gotten a new addition.
Lt. T.J. Smith, a department spokesman, said the addition will be used as a training and multipurpose room.

The 50-by-70-foot structure consists of an insulated fabric exterior on an aluminum frame that sits on a slab from Sprung, a Canadian company, said Matt Diehl, a spokesman for the County Department of Public Works.
The total cost of the project, including the structure and construction, is around $517,000. A final inspection is expected by the end of the week.
Construction of the addition began in April. It will be opened to recruits on Aug. 7, Smith said.
The academy’s former training room was in a missile silo that frequently leaked, leaving the air inside hot and mildewy. All training in the silo was stopped this past spring, Smith said.
The new structure is fully heated and air-conditioned, Diehl said.
The 17-acre campus was built as a Nike missile site during the Cold War. A second missile silo was shut down by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 2002.
The addition comes after County Executive Laura Neuman vowed last July to replace the 60-year-old facility.
The news was first broken by Police Chief Kevin Davis, who tweeted a photo of the addition Monday morning.
Former Police Chief Larry Tolliver began lobbying county officials to replace the academy in fall 2012. Tolliver retired in May of last year; Davis was appointed last July.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ryan Hampton Gets BA From Grove City

Ryan Hampton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history from Grove City College. Hampton is a 2010 graduate of Annapolis Area Christian School and is the son of Dr. and Mrs. John Morris (Debra) from Davidsonville.

Jasmin Purnell On Dean's List

Jasmin Purnell.was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Frostburg State University.

Gwendoly Nintz on Dean's List

Gwendolyn Hintz was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Washington College

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Richard Garris Passes Away

Richard Garris passed away peacefully, July 15, 2014 fighting the uphill battle that is cancer. Rick was a great man, always caring and helpful to people of all kinds, never judging. We hope people like him continue to inspire and impress that of the human race. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Roxana and son Christopher Garris. Son of loving parents, Harry and Vivian Crispell. Also survived by brothers, Steve Garris and Craig Crispell; sister, Tammy Kulick and a host of nieces and nephews, other family members and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial Services will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, Maryland 21035.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Davidsonville Baby Sitters

Here is a list of   babysitters in Davidsonville.   There are also links to lists of nannies.

Home of the Week

    The Davidsonville home of David and Beth Gray is the Capital Journal Home of the Week today.There are many photos and a lengthy description of the Hardesty Estates home as well as discussion about the Grays involvement with Naval Academy midshipmen.

Park & Ride Lot Work Still Stalled

And another week goes by with all the equipment still sitting in the same place.  How do you pay for equipment that is just sitting and not earning its keep?    Most companies don't do business that way.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Davidsonville Horse Boarding Farms

    Information about horse boarding farms around Davidsonville can be found at:

Jasmin Purnell Gets BS

Jasmin Purnell of Davidsonville earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology this spring at Frostburg State University.  .

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Annapolis Woodworking Guild

This nonprofit educational and cooperative organization of men and women work with wood and want to learn more about the fine art of woodworking. They meet at 7:00 PM on the second Thursday each month at the Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 W. Central Ave, Davidsonville, MD 21035. The Guild builds planters, benches, signs, tables and other items for local nonprofit organizations that provide the lumber. For more information contact or visit the web site at:

DUMC Peach Festival on Aug. 9

The Davidsonville United Methodist Church, located at 819 W. Central Ave in Davidsonville, MD will have its annual Peach Festival on Saturday, August 9th 11:00-2:00. Proceeds benefit the church’s mission ministries.

The United Methodist Women will be selling their very popular homemade peach pies for $13.00. Please note that tickets are required to purchase a peach pie and there is a limit of one pie/customer. Tickets will be distributed starting at 10:00 on the day of the festival. Other items available for purchase include peach jam, peach cobbler, peach smoothies, and peaches and ice cream, as well as peaches by the bag or basket.

The “Tongues of Fire” BBQ Ministry Team will be selling smoked and slow cooked pulled pork and chicken, beef brisket, and pit-cooked chicken. Sandwiches and platters are available. Iced tea and real lemonade may be purchased separately. The United Methodist Men will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, Italian sausage and beverages.

Music will be provided by Big Band Calenté 11:00a.m.-12:30p.m.; Chesapeake Pickers 12:30-2:00p.m. There will also be vendors selling a variety of crafts and goods. If you are interested in renting vendor space please call Kathy at 410-798-9273. Contact the church office, 410-798-5511 for more information;

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 4.55 acres at 497 Winding Creek Court was sold by Thomas Guild to David Benson and Sarah Balcom for $812,000.

2)    A split foyer home on 1.36 acre at 3480 Monitor Court was sold by Robert Sauls to Charles and Kelly Newman for $690,000.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Police Reports

AA County police have reported two instances of breaking and entering near Patuxent River Road and Queen Ann Bridge Road on June 28.  On July 8 there was an auto theft near Patuxent River Road and Mt. Airy Road.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Park and Ride Lot Showing Little Progress.

A few weeks ago,  I mentioned that little work had been done on the Park and Ride, supposedly because of wet weather.   Well, back a couple weeks ago,  some dirt was spread as shown in the below picture.  However,  since then,  the eqpt has just been sitting collecting rust despite a lot of dry weather during which they could be working the ground.   It won't get much drier than the last couple weeks. 

Helicopters Along BG&E Lines

BG&E will be using helicopters for inspecting the power lines running through Davidsonville in the coming weeks.   This is much quicker than doing it from the ground. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Lindsey Lutz in Methodist U. Hall of Fame


     Former Davidsonville resident Lindsey (West) Lutz was inducted into the Methodist University Hall of Fame in their 2012 induction class.
    One of the pioneers of the Methodist University women's lacrosse team, Lindsey (West) Lutz was a four year starter from 2002-05. Part of the team's first recruiting class, Lutz was a three-time First Team All-Conference selection and was named the 2006 USA South Player of the Year. She graduated as the program's leading scorer and currently holds the record for points in a game (12) and assists in a game (6). She is also ranked second in the Methodist record book for career points (250), assists (68), and caused turnovers (62). An all-around player, Lutz is still ranked in the top 10 in every statistical category other than goalkeeping on a career and season level.
    As the current head coach at Shenandoah University, she was named the 2010 USA South Coach of the Year in her second season at the helm.
    You can read more about Lindsey at:

Michael Riggleman Passes Away

    Michael "Frog" Riggleman,  45, of Davidsonville, MD, passed away on July 10, 2014 from complications of pneumonia at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
    He was born on July 3, 1969 to his biological father, Franklin, and Susan Riggleman. Michael was educated in Anne Arundel County schools and was a plumber by trade, but landscaping was his passion. He enjoyed country music, the Orioles and the Ravens. Michael spent 20 years in Luray, VA and recently moved back to Davidsonville, MD.
    He is preceded in death by his son, Travis Lee Cave, and his stepfather, John Tayman. He is survived by his
mother, Susan Gore Tayman of Davidsonville; his father, Keith Orlando Moreland of Lothian, MD; one brother, Robert Riggleman of Shady Side, MD; one sister, Sandra Moreland-Oldham of Davidsonville; one son, Jacob Riggleman and one daughter, Kendel Riggleman, both of Hagerstown, MD; one granddaughter, Skylar Riggleman of Hagerstown; one niece, Ayla Hurley of Lanham, MD; one nephew, Donavon Riggleman of Edgewater, MD; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
    A memorial service will be held for Michael at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 14, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 122 Bayard Road, Lothian, MD 20711. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael's name to the American Lung Association
, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. An online guestbook is available at

Friday, July 11, 2014

ABC2 Video About Davidsonville Theft

The framework for solar panels is laid on the roof of Killarney House.  Corned beef is cooked inside, but police say a man found the meat of the business outside in a shed. 
Coils for a hot water heater were taken from the Davidsonville restaurant back in February, as the owners invested in going green.  The holding tank is sealed up now, and the work to put up all the panels is underway once again.
"We've been lucky enough because of our community to stay in business for 14 years, but things like this really hurt us," said Melanie Ferranti, manager of Killarney House. 
Anne Arundel County police said a thief took $10,000 work of copper.  A Metal Theft Unit was created just a month before the material was taken from Killarney House.
Last month, detectives arrested Jesse Bryant, 29, from Laurel. 
"We stopped work.  It slowed us down for several months," said Ferranti.   
Police said the best thing for homeowners and business owners is to mark the metal.  Air conditioning units in backyards have been a target.
"Paint it a different color.  Do something different to it so that if it is stolen we can track it down or it might deter that thief from stealing it because they know it's going to be that much more difficult for them to sell," said Lt. T.J. Smith, an Anne Arundel County Police Department spokesman. 
Any deterrent is worth the time to help shut down another problem.
"They really don't care how much money it's worth.  All they're concerned about is how much money they can get for it in order to fuel their drug habit," Smith said. 
Police told Ferranti the suspect got about $200 for what cost the business thousands. 
"The scrap yards definitely have surveillance cameras going constantly.  So anyone thinking of doing this, they're going to find you," said Ferranti. 

Robert Hunton Passes Away


    Robert David Hunton, a longtime resident of Davidsonville, died July 6 at the age of 85.
    He was born March 16, 1929 in Booneville, IN and moved to Washington, DC in 1937. He was a graduate of McKinley High School in Washington and attended the University of MD, and Washington Bible College.
    He married Blanche H. Schwarm in 1950 and their daughter was born in 1953. He served in the Army from 1951-53 and had his career as a supervisory cartographer in the climatology services of the USAF in Washington DC. After retiring, he worked at Nationwide Insurance Company in Annapolis. His hobbies and interests included golf, fishing, carving, flying, and gardening. A life-long church member, he was actively involved in three church plants. He also taught a weekly Bible study at Ginger Cove.
    He is survived by his wife of
64 years, Blanche; one daughter, Sue Klakring; one grandson; and two great-granddaughters. He is also survived by one brother and one sister, as well as many nieces and nephews.
    A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15, at Ginger Cove, 4000 River Crescent Dr., in Annapolis, with a buffet luncheon immediately following. A shuttle bus will be available to accommodate parking on Riva Trace Parkway. There will be a private burial at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to 

or to the Ginger Cove Foundation.

Copper Thief Arrested for Davidsonville Caper

    Jesse Lee Bryant, of Old Annapolis Road in Laurel, has been charged with fourth degree burglary and felony theft after stealing about $10,000 in copper from the Killarney House restaurant on Central Ave in Davidsonville.   The metal consisted of heat exchangers that were to be connected to solar panels which had yet to be delivered.
    Bryant was recently arrested by Laurel City police  during a traffic stop though no info was provided as to how it was determined that he was the thief.

Travis and LynZ in ESPN Body Issue

Travis Pastrana has ridden his motorcycle hundreds of times along the trails and over the jumps he created on his Davidsonville property but had never done so with his wife on the back of the dirt bike while both were naked, with a camera crew filming and photographing their every move.  That is what happened when the couple agreed to appear nude in ESPN The Magazine’s sixth annual “Body Issue,” which has just hit newsstands

You can see a video about the family and the ESPN photo shoot at:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales include:

1)    A one and one-half story home on 1.62 Acre at 3470 Constellation Dr. was sold by Edward Harrison, JR. to  Christopher Clickner for $700,000.

2)    A two story home with no basement on 1.30 acre at 3472 Ranger Rd. was sold by Eric Haught to Robert S. Hayes and Irene L. Ringwood for $800,000.

Dorothy Strong Passes Away

    Dorothy Strong Cook, 90, a resident of Churchton, MD for 14 years, died Friday, July 4 at Brightview Assisted Living in Edgewater, MD.
    Born May 3, 1924 in Bridgeport, CT, Dorothy graduated from Bassick High School in Bridgeport in 1942, and received her Bachelor's Degree in 1946 from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. She did ministry for several years in New York City and later in Connecticut, where she broke new ground for women as a Presbyterian elder. In 1960, Dorothy married Dr. William H. Cook, a neurosurgeon, and they made their home in Stratford, CT, for 40 years, before retiring to Maryland. Dorothy was a homemaker, a loving and beloved wife and mother, and an avid volunteer for numerous church and civic organizations.

    Family will receive visitors on Sunday, July 13 from 3pm until a memorial service starts at 4pm at the Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 4012 Birdsville Road, Davidsonville, MD. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name are recommended to the church. An online guestbook is available at
    The complete obituary can be read at:

Caroline Hancock Graduates

Caroline Hancock of Davidsonville graduated from Wake Forest University this spring.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Jenna Gehring On Dean's List

    Jenna Gehring of Davidsonville was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Hofstra University:

Monday, July 7, 2014

Kathleen Terlizzese Leading Theater Funding

    A local non-profit group is leading an effort to build an 800 to 1,000-seat theater.  The Maryland Theatre for the Performing  Arts has  hired its first full-time employee,  Kathleen C. Terlizzese of Davidsonville,  as director of development.  Terlizzese is a certified fundraising executive and has 30 years of nonprofit experience.
    The theater is slated for land on the Park Place development on inner West Street. The Maryland Theatre for the


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Margaret Thomasch Passes Away

Margaret Mary Thomasch, 96, a 13-year resident of Edgewater, and previously a 38-year resident of Rockville, Maryland died on June 27 at her home. Friends are invited to Margaret’s Life Celebration on Monday, July 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Annapolis.
Her complete obituary and guest book can be found at:

Charles Faddis Website

    The below URL privides some info about Davidsonville author Charles Faddis,  a former CIA operative not turned author.

Friday, July 4, 2014

JoJo Cooper Is Scholar All-American

     Davidsonville native JoJo Cooper  grabbed 38 ground balls,  added  13 caused turnovers and also scored  10 points to help Cabrini College  to a steller lacrosse season.   The efforts led to him being selected Division III Honorable Mention All-American.  Cooper also excelled in the classroom en route to a finance degree, earning Scholar All-American honors from USILA.
    To read about JoJo and the Cabrini College  lacrosse team,  go to:

    You can also read about him at:

Beecher Cole Rising Star In Polocrosse

Davidsonville's Beecher Cole in blue chases opponent with ball.

   Polocrosse was started in the mid-1900s in Australia and has spread internationally.  Fourteen year old Beecher Cole of Davidsonville  is among a growing number of Americans playing a blending  of polo and lacrosse which should be a natural for Maryland residents.  .

    For additional photos and a feature story about Beecher and the sport,  go to:

For additional info about the sport,  go to:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

James Lloyd Passes Away

    JAMES ALAN LLOYD  passed away at his home in Monroe, CT on Saturday, June 28th, 2014.        
    Loving husband of 11 years of Lori. Beloved father of Max and Sophie. Survived by his parents Gerald and Jeanne Lloyd, his brother Jeff and his sister Jennifer Connor. He graduated from South River HS in 1988 and from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993, majoring in electronic media. After graduation, he worked in Los Angeles as an animator for Dreamworks and then Sony studios. He then moved to Portland, OR where he worked as a Technical Director at Laika and lastly a TD for Blue Sky Studios in Greenwich, CT. James loved playing with his children, enjoyed playing the keyboard and debating politics. He had an infectious sense of humor.
    There will be a Celebration of Life and Memorial service at 10:30am on Saturday, July 5th, at Holy Family Church, 826 W. Central Ave, Davidsonville, MD. In lieu of flowers, there is currently a trust fund being established for the children. Contact information available at

Richard Powell Passes Away

    Richard (Rich) Timothy Powell, 59, died July 1 of natural causes at Ellicott City Health & Rehabilitation.
    Richard was born to Betty Duppen and Marshall Powell on July 22, 1954, in Annapolis. He lived in the Annapolis area for most of his life. He attended Southern Senior High School in Harwood, and worked in Davidsonville for both Annapolis Sand & Gravel and Concrete Structures. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, watching TV and the Ravens playing football, driving and riding, and
playing cards.
    Richard was preceded in death by his father, Marshall Powell. He is survived by his mother, Betty Duppen, of Annapolis; his brother, James (Danell) Powell, of Gillette, WY; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members.
    Cremation will be taking place. A memorial service will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday, July 7, at Wiley H. Bates Heritage Park Residence Community Room, 1101 Smithville St., in Annapolis. Condolences can be sent in care of William Reese & Sons Mortuary, 1922 Forest Dr., Annapolis, MD, 21401, or at

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New Home For Sale

    A new home has been built by Cypress Homes LLC at 1202 Farmers Lane and is for sale at $797.500

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ayesha Chaudhry Sworn In

   Davidsonville resident Ayesha Chaudhry, a  senior at South River High, was sworn in as the 41st student member of the Board of Education of Anne Arundel County during a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk Robert P. Duckworth at the county courthouse.    Ayesha was appointed to the seat by Governor O'Malley and will participate in her first board meeting on July 9, 2014.
    AA Co is the only school board in the USA where a student member has full voting rights like all other board members.
    You can read more about Ayesha at:

Vehicle Fire On Rt. 50

Anne Arundel firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on Route 50 eastbound, between Route 424 and the  PG County line about 1:30 PM on Monday.   It took firefighters about 20 minutes to control the blaze of  a Honda sedan.  Mechanical problems are suspected in the non-injury incident.