Friday, October 31, 2014

New Traffic Light at 424/Gov Br. Intersection

From The South River Source:
A permanent traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Governor Bridge Road and Route 424 in Davidsonville before the end of the year according to the State Highway Administration. The traffic signal will replace the blinking light that is currently in place at this busy crossroad.
A permanent traffic light will be installed at Governor Bridge Road and 424. Work will begin on November 15.
 
State Highway spokesman Charlie Gischlar said work will begin on November 15 and will be finished  before Christmas.
According to Gischlar, the cost to install the new traffic signal is $34,000. Signal caps, lights and traffic responsive cameras will be added to the existing infrastructure.
Gischlar said once installed, the traffic light will be put on flash mode for three days to help motorists become familiar with the new stop light.  Signs will also be posted along the two intersecting roadways to advise motorists of the new signal.
In 2007, a temporary stop light was installed at Governor Bridge Road and Route 424 to help re-direct traffic while the Patuxent River Bridge was under construction. The traffic signal was turned to a blinking light once the work was finished.

TOPS Meetings In Davidsonville

TOPS—Take Off Pounds Sensibly—meets Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m. for weigh-in and 10 a.m. for a meeting at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 Central Ave. in Davidsonville. TOPS is a nonprofit, weight loss support group with 170,000 members and 10,000 chapters worldwide. The group provides support, encouragement, education and accountability to help with your weight loss journey. For more information, email topsbirdsville@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Special Service at All Hallows Chapel

     All Hallows Chapel, 864 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, will have a special  service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2.    The All Hallows Choir will perform chants and anthems under the direction of Michael Menne. Among the pieces performed will be "Magnificat" and "Nunc Dimittis (My soul doth magnify the Lord)" in a setting by Herbert Sumsion and "Holy is the True Light" by William H. Harris.
    A reception will follow the service.
    For details, call 410-798-0808 or visit http://www.allhallows.ang-md.org.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sarah Lenz Passes Away

    Sarah Alma Cooley Lenz died Friday, October 24, 2014, in Annapolis, Maryland.
    She was born in Wake Forest, North Carolina, on May 31, 1923, to the late Daniel M. Cooley and Agnes Bostick Gregorie Cooley. Sarah was known as "Sherry" and grew up with her beloved siblings, Helen Cooley Green, Maurice Cooley (Bo), Eurah Pearl Cooley McCullough (Toni), William Cooley (Bill) and Charles Cooley all of whom predeceased her.
    Married for 59 years to the late George H. Lenz, Jr., Sherry made a home in Elkridge, Maryland, and later in Sykesville, Maryland, where she raised their four children. She had a strong intellect, was a voracious reader, and shared her wonderful sense of humor with all who knew her. Mr. and Mrs. Lenz moved to Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village in Boonsboro in 1994. They later resided in Norfolk, Virginia, then Sherry recently moved to Davidsonville, Maryland.
    Mrs. Lenz was preceded in death by her much loved son, Douglas Colcock Lenz. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Clune Lenz Irwin and her husband Dick of Marco Island, FL, Lauren Leigh Lenz Conner and her husband Nick, of Norfolk, Virginia, and Sarah Elsa Lenz Lock and her husband Howard of Davidsonville, Maryland, and her daughter-in-law, Judy Lenz Marcogliese. Affectionately called "Gaga," Mrs. Lenz is survived by five grandchildren: Susan Irwin Levin, Rebecca Irwin Savino, Andrew Lenz Conner, Isabelle Lenz Lock, Emily Lenz Lock, and four great grandchildren: Brian Levin, Thomas Savino, Jack Levin and Lucy Savino.
    The funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, in Boonsboro, Maryland. Interment will follow at the Boonsboro Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home, or for those who wish, memorial donations may be sent to the Boonsboro Library Board, 401 Potomac Street, Boonsboro, Maryland, 21713. Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at 
BastStaufferFuneralHome.com.

Robert Bence Passes Away

    Robert Dean Bence "Bob" of Bowie MD, passed peacefully after a two year battle with cancer on Monday October 27, 2014 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
    He was the son of the late Irvin and Antoinette Bence, born on February 25, 1941 in Beaverdale, PA. Bob met the love of his life, Sharon (Rees) Bence at Camp Allegheny in Stoystown, PA and they were happily married for 49 years, marrying June 26, 1965. He was a devoted father to Robert Bradley Bence and daughter-in-law, Carrie and Melissa Lynn Miller and son-in-law, Bobby. He was affectionately known and loved by his five grandchildren, Bailey, Logan, Finn, Sahalie, and Lily as "Pa". Bob is also survived by his sister, Maria Burnosky, bother, Irvin Bence, sister, Leoda Wagoner and sister, Adelie Henley as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
    Upon graduating from Beaverdale-Wilmore High School, Bob joined the United States Navy and served for 20 years. During his Naval career he served on the USS Norris, USS Fiske, Fleet Training Center in Pittsburgh, PA, USS Butte, Fleet Maintenance Pump Shop, and USS Coronado. After retiring from the Navy, Bob worked for Pepsi Cola bottlers as maintenance supervisor for 8 years. He also taught air conditioning and carpentry in Prince George's County Schools for 20 years. Bob's passion was spending time with his family and friends.
    Bob was an active member of Davidsonville United Methodist Church serving as a trustee, member of the ASP Mission team, Tongues of Fire BBQ Team, United Methodist Men, Usher, and many other areas where he was needed. He was an active Boy Scout Leader for his son, Brad and grandson, Bailey for 22 years. He was also a member of the Annapolis Woodworkers Guild. Bob loved to travel, read, play cards, and dress up for Christmas with his wife as Mr. and Mrs. Clause. Bob will be remembered by many for the beautiful wooden cross necklaces he made for others to share his Christian faith.
    The family will receive friends at Beall Funeral Home, 6512 NW Crain Highway (Rt. 3 South) on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Services will be held at Davdsonville United Methodist Church, 819 W. Central Ave. Davidsonville, MD on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11 AM. Interment immediately following in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Davidsonville United Methodist Church. Please view and sign the family's guestbook at: www.beallfuneral.com

Dogwood Acres Wins Award

    Dogwood Acres, a pet retreat in Davidsonville, was named Small Business of the Year at  the Comcast Business Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on Oct. 24.
    Info about the awards dinner and other winners can be read at:
http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/business/ph-ac-cn-awards-brief-1026-20141024,0,6299359.story

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Driver in July Death On 424 Faces Charges

3:39 p.m. EDT, October 28, 2014
    A night light shines stars and a moon on her bedroom ceiling.    "Good night, stars. Good night, moon," the girl would say with her father.
    Now Brooklyn Humphrey adds, "Good night, daddy."
    The 2-year-old Edgewater girl was told her father went to heaven.
    T.J. Humphrey died July 30 from injuries in a motorcycle crash. The 66-year-old Bowie woman who, police say, drove a car into the young father's path was cited Friday with negligent driving and failing to yield a right-of-way.
    Peggy Armstead Minnis faces fines of $280 and $750. A court date has not been scheduled.
"I don't hold it against her," Amy Humphrey said. "All I would like is just an apology. Hearing from her that she didn't mean to do it, that she's sorry — it would mean a lot."
    In 2012, Amy married T.J. Humphrey. He graduated from Bowie High School in 2002. He worked at Severn Autobody on West Street in Annapolis and was 30 when he died.
    Amy Humphrey is 27 and raising their children: Brooklyn and a 3-month-old son, Jaxon. Painful reminders live in the smile and blue eyes of Jaxon. He was born twelve days before his father died.
Last month, Amy Humphrey returned to work at Subway Auto Body in Odenton.
    T.J. Humphrey struck a Toyota Avalon the afternoon of July 26. He was driving north of Davidsonville, at the intersection of Davidsonville and Governor Bridge roads.    He had fed his boy, kissed his wife, and gone for a ride on his Harley-Davidson Sportster.
    Police say Minnis pulled from a flashing stop signal into his path. He was wearing a noncompliant helmet, police say.
    A man at Minnis' home said she would not talk to The Capital about the crash.
    Friends of the Humphreys began an online fundraiser and collected about $50,600 for the Edgewater family. Fundraisers were held at an Edgewater Hair Cuttery and Baltimore County steakhouse. A friend built a wooden cross placed at the intersection.
    "Everybody has done so much," Amy Humphrey said. "It's a blessing."
    She told her daughter T.J. lives in heaven with the stars and moon.    One night, Brooklyn stretched toward the ceiling to reach him.

Local Gas Prices

    Gas prices have dropped below $3.00 a gallon ($2.899 at many stations),  which is the lowest in many months.
    To find out how Maryland compares to other states,  check the state by state pricing at:
http://www.virginiagasprices.com/Prices_Nationally.aspx
    To find the cheapest prices in the area,  go to GasBuddy (URL below)  and type in your zip code.
http://www.gasbuddy.com/GB_Map_Gas_Prices.aspx

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Showstoppers From South County

 
    In the above photo,  Joanne DeWilde of Davidsonville leads the South County dance group,  The Showstoppers, in their daily practice session at the South County Senior Center on Stepney Lane in Edgewater. 
    The Showstoppers is made up of 45 volunteer dancers, singers, musicians and comedians from 60 to 92.  They perform up to three times monthly  at the senior center or at centers for assisted living, senior living or veterans.     A former professional belly dancer,  DeWilde now teaches belly dancing lessons and workshops at area organizations and at the south county and Bowie senior centers, and her classes are a course selection at AA Community College.  DeWilde lives on a 7-acre Davidsonville farm and when her husband passed away, she was lonely and began volunteering her services at the Senior Center.

 
    Philippine native Mahal May of Davidsonville, shown above,  has been involved in Showstoppers since  retiring in 2010 from the U.S. Department of Education, where she had been employed in the Office of English Language Acquisition.
    The former Ms. Maryland Senior America of 2012 is part of the core group of Showstoppers dancers but also performs solo as a hula dancer and with a group of belly dancers.
    When not dancing, she's active in water aerobics, Tai Chi, yoga and private belly dancing classes led by Joanne DeWilde.
   This September,  The Showstoppers also performed  at the Anne Arundel County Fair.
The group,  founded in 2007,  received the Governor's Leadership in Aging Award for Best Performing Arts program in senior centers statewide in 2011
    To read the full story about this group and also Joanne and Mahal,  go to:

Sunday, October 26, 2014

South River Girls County Soccer Champs

    The South River (12-3) girls soccer team beat Arundel 3-2 to win the county championship.  They will play Leonardtown or Great Mills on Oct. 28 for a regional semi-final slot.

South River Girls Cross Country Champs

  The South River High girls cross country team won first place in Anne Arundel County on Oct. 23.  (can anone furnish their names?)

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A one story home with no basement on .39 acre at 3749 Ridgewood  Road was sold by Gad Epstein and Tanya O'Rourke to Jamison Stone and Rebecca Bainbridge for $365,000.
 


2)    A two story home on 1.00 acre at 1113 Rutland View Dr. was sold by Sarah  and Nicolas Bruno to Daniel and Erin Weber for $720,000.

Most Expensive Listing In Davidsonville

 
 
    Presently, the most expensive home for sale in Davidsonville is this Georgian Colonial at 2420 Fox Creek listed for sale by the owner for $1,695,000.    For more info,  go to:  http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2420-Fox-Creek-Ln-Davidsonville-MD-21035/36023181_zpid/

Friday, October 24, 2014

Michael Corrigan Passes Away

    Michael Sean Corrigan, 47, died Monday, October 20th.
    Michael was a resident of Crofton, MD, and formerly of Harrisburg PA. He was an employee of Calvert County Public Schools. He was born on May 31, 1967 to Jack and Barbara Corrigan of Harrisburg, PA. Mike enjoyed spending time with family, golfing, and was an avid Notre Dame fan.
    He is preceded in death by his cousin, Patrick. He leaves behind his wife, Janice of 16 years; along with his two children, Conor and Maura; his mother and father; sister, Barbara; and brother-in-law, Chuck.
    Family will receive friends at the family-owned BEALL FUNERAL HOME, 6512 NW Crain Hwy. (Rte. 3 South), Bowie, MD on Monday, October 27, 2014 from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11am. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens. 
    Please view and sign the family's guestbook at:
www.beallfuneral.com

Raymond Gill Passes Away

    Raymond S. Gill, of Crownsville, MD, a former journalist, congressional aide and government press officer, died October 20, 2014. He was 81.
    Mr. Gill was a reporter for The Capital, the old Baltimore Evening Sun, and the Baltimore News American. He joined the Baltimore Evening Sun in 1960 as a general assignment reporter. He went to the News American in 1966 and soon became that paper's principal writer on state politics and government. He covered the national conventions of both political parties in 1972. In 1974, Mr. Gill went to work for Congresswoman Marjorie S. Holt (R-MD), where he served as writer and as her staff assistant in the House Budget Committee, in which she was a member. He also served as her staff assistant in the Joint Economics Committee. From 1987 to 1995, when he retired, Mr. Gill was a public affairs specialist in the federal agency that administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs. A lifelong student of history, he also shared the interest in art to which his wife, Lillian, was devoted, and they enjoyed visiting the cities and cultural attractions of Europe. A native of Ridley Park, PA, he was a graduate of Temple University and served two years in the U.S. Navy.  

    He is survived by his wife, Lillian; a son, Raymond; a daughter, Suzanne Callahan; three granddaughters, Molly Gill, Nicole Harbaugh, and Bridget Callahan; and two great-grandchildren, Layden Harbaugh and Brooke Harbaugh.
    A memorial service will be held December 6, 2014 at All Hallows Episcopal Chapel, 864 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, Maryland. Online condolences may be placed at
www.hardestyfuneralhome.com

Tina Depietro At STEM Night

From the CapitalCazette.com
 

Naomi Gibson, age 7 of Anne Arundel County, learns how to operate a flight simulator from South River High School senior Tina Depietro, of Davidsonville during STEM Family Night at Arundel Mills Mall on Oct. 21.

Here is an article about the STEM Family Night:  http://www.capitalgazette.com/neighborhoods/ph-ac-gn-west-county-1025-20141025,0,3675661.story

All Hallows Memorial To Slaves

From the South River Source:

All Hallows Parish to Dedicate Memorial to Enslaved Laborers

Four Episcopal Bishops will visit historic All Hallows Episcopal Church on Saturday, November 1 to commemorate the first baptism of an African in the Diocese of Maryland on January 22, 1698.  This event is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland’s Truth and Reconciliation Pilgrimage which is planned to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Maryland’s Constitutional Amendment of 1864 which abolished slavery in Maryland.hallows
This event will also honor All Hallows’ first official rector, Joseph Colbatch (served 1697-1734), who broke tradition as he baptized hundreds of free and enslaved blacks and conducted inter-racial marriages and burials of slaves.  Rector, Alistair So, will conduct a brief church service, focusing on the importance of truth, reconciliation and our commitment to the future.  Senior Warden, Kathy Kenney, will address the guests, providing a summary of All Hallows’ past relationship to slavery.  The historical baptismal documents will be on display as well.
The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland will dedicate and bless a memorial monument honoring the enslaved laborers who helped build and maintain All Hallows Parish.
There is no admittance fee or pre-registration required to attend this event at All Hallows.  All are welcome to attend.  The visiting prelates are Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Eugene Taylor Sutton, Bishop of the Diocese of Maryland; Heather Cook, Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Maryland; and Mariann Budde, Bishop of the Diocese of Washington. This is the first visit by a presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States and overseas to All Hallows in its 350-year history.   
Numbering about 100 people, the pilgrimage is part of the Diocesan Commission on Truth and Reconciliation to recognize the role of slavery in Episcopal Church history.  After visiting All Hallows, the pilgrimage will continue to All Saints Church in Sunderland, to Grace Church in Silver Spring, and finally to the Bishop Claggett Center in Buckeystown.  For information about the pilgrimage visit http://trailofsouls.org/.
All Hallows Parish is an historic church that began in 1692.  All Hallows is part of the Episcopal Church, Diocese of Maryland, and serves the greater community of Anne Arundel County in Maryland.
All Hallows Parish to Dedicate Memorial to Enslaved Laborers
9:00am-10:00am, Saturday, November 1, 2014
All Hallows Parish, The Brick Church, 3600 Solomon’s Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Al DeCesaris Half-Way Thru Run

From The South River Source:

 

Al DeCesaris Marks Half-Way Point in Trek From Maine to Florida with a Run at Davidsonville Park

About six weeks ago, local attorney Al DeCesaris set off on foot from Lube, Maine to help raise money and awareness for Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS), a rare neurological disease that afflicts his young niece, Jenna Heck, a student at Davidsonville Elementary.
Al DeCesaris is running from Maine to Florida to help raise money and awareness for Sturge-Weber syndrome.
Al DeCesaris is running from Maine to Florida to help raise money and awareness for Sturge-Weber Syndrome.
DeCesaris’ plan is to run the length of the East Coast, starting in Lubec, Maine and finishing up in Key Largo, Florida as part of what he and his team are calling “Running the Coast for a Cure.”
After traveling through Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, DeCesaris arrived in Maryland on Monday where he met up with his niece and several DAA soccer teams for a run around Davidsonville Park.
Today, Tuesday, Oct. 21, DeCesaris will take a break from running and participate in a fundraiser organized on behalf of “Running the Coast for a Cure” which is being held at theGreene Turtle in Annapolis. The fundraiser runs throughout the day with 20 percent of the gross sales being donated to “Running the Coast for the Cure.” DeCesaris will be on-hand from 6 to 8 p.m.
DeCesaris said he has run about 800 miles in 40 days.  The total trek from Maine to Florida is 2,000 miles.
To keep up with his progress, visit his Facebook page. To donate, visit their Fundly fundraising site.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 1.00 acre at 1113 Rutland View Drive was sold by  Sarah Bruno to Daniel and Erin Weber for $720,000.


2)    A 1 1/2 story home without basement on 12.21 acres at 3825 Wayson Road was sold by
Stephen Angell to Brian Whitehead for $760,000.

Albert Kondi Passes Away.


    SOUTH ROYALTON - Albert J. Kondi, 79, of South Royalton and Davidsonville, Maryland, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
   
He was born Nov. 19, 1934, in Budapest, Hungary, the son of Stephen and Alice (Pogany) Kondi, and moved to Norwalk, Connecticut, at the age of one.
   
He had a lifetime military career, served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and beyond, and retired as a full colonel.
   
Mr. Kondi graduated from Norwich University. He taught biology at Randolph Union High School and was a physics professor at Vermont Technical College where he helped start the college radio station and was advisor for the Radio Control Club and Archery Club.
   
He then returned to active duty with the U.S. Army at the Pentagon, where he was involved with computer security.
   
He attended Bethany Church in Randolph, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodcarving and making snow sculptures.
   
Survivors include his wife, Golda Guthrie-Kondi, of South Royalton, whom he married in September 1982; three children, Stephen Kondi, of South Royalton, David Kondi, of Canaan, New Hampshire, and Barbara Montgomery of Randolph; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   
Mr. Kondi was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret Jane Miller, whom he married Nov. 19, 1956.
   
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the United Church of Bethel where calling hours will begin at 12:30 p.m. prior to the service.
   
Private burial will be in Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center.
   
Memorial contributions may be made to Norwich University, Northfield, VT 05663.  
    Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.   For online condolences, visit www.dayfunerals.com

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Daniel Odonnell Passes Away

    Daniel J. Odonnell, 75, of Davidsonville,  was born on July 19, 1938 and passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
    He is survived by his wife Barbara.
    Friends were invited to Dan's Life Celebration at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 24, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davidsonville, MD. Interment was in  Lakemont Memorial Gardens.
     His complete obituary and guestbook can be read at:  http://www.kalasfuneralhomes.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1271883

James Hood Passes Away

     James Monroe Hood, 74, of Davidsonville,   was born on June 6, 1939 and passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.   
    Info from Social Security death records.

Lynda Jacobs Passes Away

    Lynda C. Jacobs,  54, of Davidsonville,  was born on February 18, 1960 and passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014.
    Info from the Social Security death records.

Ronald Crocheron Passes Away

    Ronald Crocheron, 80,  of Davidsonville,  was born on March 28, 1933 and passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.  
     Info from Social Security death records.
 

Warren Ashby Passes Away

    Warren A. Ashby, 62, of Davidsonville,  was born on December 26, 1951 and passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2014.   
    Info from Social Security death records.
 

Mike J. Thayer Passes Away

    Mike J. Thayer,  56, of Davidsonville,   was born on June 3, 1957 and passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014.   
    Info taken from Social Security death records.
    mike's obituary and guest book can be read at:  http://www.kalasfuneralhomes.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1209805

Joan Campbell Passes Away

    Joan R. Campbell, 78,  of  Davidsonville  was born on April 12, 1935 and passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013.
    Info from Social Security death records.
 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Davidsonvilleprek Open House

    The South County Pre-School Coop  will have an Open House for parents on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 10:00 AM.  This is an opportunity to meet their teachers and tour the school for 3 and 4 year olds.
   
They are located at 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road in Davidsonville and have a  website -- http://www.davidsonvilleprek.com.
    You can also read more about the teachers at:  http://davidsonvillenews.blogspot.com/2014/10/freeman-and-collins-teaching-team.html

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fourth Annual Holy Family Golf Tourney

 The Fourth Annual Holy Family Golf Tournament was held Monday, Sept 29, at the Old South Country Club.  Dinner was served at Holy Family after the tournament.  Prizes and a Silent Auction were awarded during dinner which was served at the Holy Family church after the tournament.

                                                          Mary Lee Sadler of Waldorf had a hole in one.
 
 Mary Lee, Kelly Dunn and Kim Simpson toasting the hole in 1.

Women's long drive winner was Denise Blowe

 Men long drive winner was Gene Grove.

 Closest to the pin women's winner Kelly Dunn.

Closest to the pin men's  winner Rick Welsh

Chris Kelly  is accepting second place for his team which shot a 58. 
Rest of team was anonymous. (no names given)
 
First Place winners with a 55 were Brian Morris, Bill Trott (pictured) Rick Hunt and Rick Welsh.


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Monday, October 13, 2014

Jessica Heinz Graduates From Basic

    Army Pvt. Jessica Heinz graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During nine weeks of training, she studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Heinz, a 2008 graduate of Southern High School, is the daughter of Dennis and Pamela Cartney of Davidsonville.

Kristin Cooper at UMBC

    Kristin Cooper of Davidsonville is on the volleyball team at UMBC. The daughter of Rob and Darlene Cooper is a senior  majoring in health administration policy.
    She was named to the 2009 and 2010 All-Anne Arundel County Teams by The Capital and county coaches and was on the South River High honor roll every quarter.
    You can read her bio at:
http://umbcretrievers.com/sports/wvball/2014-15/bios/cooper_kristin_gdmy

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A two story home on 8.40 acres at 3305 Homewood Road was sold by Lester Aisquith  Estate to Mahmoud and Rania Malas for $1,050,000.


2)  A 1 1/2 story home on 3.57 acres at 3455 Godspeed Road was sold by Jack Kagan Estate to Georgianna Amini for $725,000.



Sunday, October 12, 2014

Agricultural Education Day Photos

Photos below were shot at the Agricultural Education Day at the Y Worry Farm on Rossback Road on Sunday, Oct. 12.    Click on photo to enlarge.







Diana Teneglia Passes Away

    On Thursday, October 9, 2014. The beloved wife of the late Domenico Tenaglia; devoted mother of Nicolo, Edo, Massimo and the late Daniele Tenaglia; sister of Emma Pierantoni, Maddalena Angelucci, Licio D'Alessandro and the late Maria DiGirolomo, Nedda Bonanni and Francesco D'Alessandro; nonna of Domenic and Gabriella Tenaglia.
    Friends are invited to Diana's Life Celebration on Monday, October 13 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, October 14 at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davidsonville, MD. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens. Online guestbook is available at:  www.kalasfuneralhomes.com  

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jessica Flaherty In Horse Training Competition

From WJLA.com
DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (WJLA) - In a 90-day challenge, 10 horse trainers, paired with 10 rescue horses, will face off in an agility obstacle course October 14 at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show.
Jessica Flaherty saddles up Robyn. (Photo: WJLA)
The only local team competing pairs Davidsonville-based trainer Jessica Flaherty and a spirited rescue horse she's working with, an Arabian gelding, named Robyn.
None of the horses have any prior saddle training.
"If I were to take a horse that'd never been ridden to train for that I'd usually give them one and a half to two years, so 90 days is a little scary, but they do call it a challenge and that's exactly what it is," Flaherty says.
Robyn was seized as part of a starvation case outside of Cleveland. He was so badly neglected that his bridle had actually grown into the bridge of his nose.
And while Robyn is still anxious about a lot of things, Flaherty says he has made great progress since mid-July.
She can now put a bridle and saddle on him, ride him, and even get him to walk over obstacles. It certainly doesn't hurt that she keeps her pockets filled with treats.
"I don't know if he counts when I put in my pocket or he can smell them, but as soon as he knows I'm out of treats, he's done working for the day," she says.
Flaherty is a certified master trainer, but doesn't do it professionally. And since Robyn is the smallest horse in the competition, and at 13 years old, the oldest, you could call these two the underdogs.
Flaherty says she's always wanted to help rescue horses, and hopes this training helps Robyn get adopted, once the competition is over.