Friday, November 28, 2014

George Clark Passes Away

    George Dwight Clark, 71, a 38-year resident of Davidsonville, died at his home on November 26, 2014 surrounded by his family.
    Born on December 19, 1942 in Washington, DC to the late Hester and Lillian Clark, Dwight made his career as a carpenter. One of his proudest achievements was his work on the Capital Center. Dwight was an avid Nationals and Redskins fan and was best known for his great sense of humor.
    In addition to his parents, Dwight was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Clark and sister, Jean Partin. He is survived by his loving wife, Marion Clark of Davidsonville; two sons, Michael K. Clark of Landsdowne, VA and Timothy P. Clark of Eldersburg, MD; one daughter, Glyniss Clark of Alexandria VA; one brother, Roy Clark of Tulsa, OK; one sister, Susan Coryell of Edgewater, MD; three grandchildren, Patrick, Donnie and Shaylin Clark; and two great-grandchildren.
    Friends are invited to Dwight's Life Celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 30 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. Dwight will be buried in the Clark Family Plot at the Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery in Meherrin, VA at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 1. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeak, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122. An online guestbook is available at

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Davidsonville Armed Robbery

Davidsonville, Md. (WJZ) — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects of an armed robbery.
On Wednesday, around 8 p.m. officers responded to Davidsonville Market at 801 West Central Ave. The clerk said two suspects were wearing black ski masks, black jackets, black gloves and blue jeans. They’re approximately 5 foot 8, 190 lbs. One of the suspects was described as being in his early 30s and the other being in his late 20s.
The older man entered the store through the front door pointing a “skinny” black, semi-automatic handgun at the cashier. He ordered the cashier to open the register. The suspect took an unknown amount of money from the register and filled up a trash bag full of cigarettes before leaving the scene.
According to police, there are no injuries in this incident.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call410-222-8700.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include a two story home on 1.20 acre at 1029 Ashe Street sold by the John Donovan Trust to William and Jennifer Owens for $590,000.

Charges Dropped In Attempted Robbery

    Anne Arundel County Police said Wednesday that all charges have been dropped after  determining that Adrian Lionel Dorsey Jr., 24, of no fixed address -- the suspect identified by the victim and charged for the crime -- was not the individual responsible for the robbery. Dorsey has been released from jail and the investigation continues.   
    With the robber still on the loose,  everyone should be extra cautious and be aware of their surroundings at all times.
    The robbery attempt happened Monday in the 3300 block of Riva Road in Davidsonville about 6:08 p.m. The 35-year-old woman told police she pulled into her driveway up to her garage and got out of her vehicle. As she did so, she dropped an envelope, bent over to pick it up and felt someone pulling on the strap of her purse over her right shoulder. The victim stood up and was confronted by a man, who pushed her up against her car and demanded her purse.
    Fearing for her safety, the woman pushed the car panic alarm on her key fob, and the assailant let go of the victim and fled on foot behind the garage into the woods.
    Police believed Dorsey was the suspect based on the woman's description and prior contacts with him, and spotted him two hours later at a McDonald's in Edgewater.

    At about 8:04 p.m., officers arrested Dorsey at the McDonald’s in the 100 block of Mitchells Chance Road in Edgewater. He was charged with robbery, second-degree assault, and theft.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Arrest In Davidsonville Purse Snatching

Note:  Charges against this man were dropped after an investigation.
From the Capital Gazette Online
    A 24-year-old man has been charged with attempting to rob a woman of her purse Monday evening in Davidsonville.
    Adrian Lionel Dorsey Jr., of no fixed address, has been charged with robbery, second-degree assault and theft of under $1,000, according to online court records.
    When police officers responded to a Riva Road residence shortly after 6 p.m., the 35-year-old woman told them that she had pulled into her driveway to her garage and exited her car when she dropped an envelope, police said.
    When the woman bent over to pick it up, she felt someone pulling on the strap of her purse. The woman stood up and saw a man, later identified as Dorsey, who then pushed her against her car and demanded her purse.
    Fearing for her safety, the woman said she activated the car's panic alarm on her key fob. She told officers that the man then ran away empty-handed.
    Officers searched the area but were unable to find the suspect. Police were able to develop Dorsey as a suspect based on prior contacts with him. Dorsey also was later identified by the woman, police said.
Police located Dorsey at the McDonald's in the 100 block of Mitchells Chance Road in Edgewater shortly after 8 p.m. where he was arrested.

Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident

    A 73-year-old man was flown to the MD U. Trauma Center in Baltimore Monday afternoon following a motorcycle accident in Davidsonville.  
    The crash occurred at 1:45 p.m. Monday in the area of Constellation Drive and St. George Barber Road.
    A landing zone was set up Riva Area Park near Central Avenue and the man was flown to Shock Trauma with critical, possibly life-threatening, injuries, AA Co. Fire Dept. Lt. Russ Davies said.
    No additional information was immediately available. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

School Board Openings To Be Filled

    The AA Co. School Board Nominating Commission is accepting applications for the vacancies left by former members Andrew Pruski and Amalie Brandenburg. Pruski's seat was at-large, while Brandenburg represented District 33, which covers areas of Crofton, Davidsonville, Gambrills, Millersville, Odenton and Severna Park.
    Mailed or emailed applications to fill the vacancies will be accepted until close of business on Jan. 6. Candidates must complete financial disclosure forms and be prepared to talk to the School Board Nominating Commission on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.
    A second meeting for public testimony will be held Jan. 15.
    Applications should be submitted to School Board Nominating Commission of Anne Arundel County, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 or emailed to Applications that are emailed should be in PDF format.   
    Applications can be found at

Saturday, November 22, 2014

South River Soccer Team To State

    For the third consecutive season, the South River girls soccer team is moving on to the state tournament.  The Seahawks captured the 4A East region championship over visiting Severna Park getting a first-half score from Alyssa Hill and one in the second half from Olivia Laurenzano and mostly outplaying and outmuscling the Falcons in what was a physical and aggressive battle throughout.
    For a good description of the game,  go to:
    To see photos of that game,  go to:,%204A%20East%20final,%2011.4.14#.VHFN7otpdjt

Friday, November 21, 2014

David Blackshear Article

    The committee tasked with picking a new executive director for the Lafayette Louisiana Regional Airport whittled its list to four following a vote Tuesday, the search committee chairman said.
    The vote among the five members, which was revealed during Thursday's meeting, removed David Blackshear, the vice president of Applied Airport Technology of Davidsonville, Maryland, from consideration, Paul Guilbeau said.
    That leaves four people, three with Louisiana connections, in the running: Jason Devillier, airport director at Acadiana Regional Airport in New Iberia; Ralph Hennessy, assistant director of Aviation at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport; Robert Kennedy, vice president of Consulting Services at Aviation Strategis International in Georgia; and Steven Picou, deputy director of Aviation at Amarillo International Airport in Amarillo, Texas.
    "Any one of the five could have served us well," Guilbeau said. "It's obviously getting harder and harder to whittle them down."
    The search for a new director comes after longtime director Greg Roberts resigned in June.
    The complete article can be read at:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Alexandria Priddy Wins Division in 10K

    Alexandria Priddy of Davidsonville won the 20-24 Female age group in the Across The Bay  10 K.  Her winning time was 55:17.  Over 17,000 participated in this race that took place over the Bay Bridge.

Maria Shields Wins Division in 50K Race

    Maria Shields of Davidsonville won the 60-69 Female age group in the Annapolis Strikers Veterans Day 50K race.  The Nov. 8 event was held at the Rosaryville State Park.  Maria finished in an impressive 5:46:03

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales include a two story home on 3.55 acres at 865 Wayson Way sold by Thomas and Tara Neider to Timothy and Josephine Jahnigen for $715,000.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Head-On Collision On 424

    Two people were hospitalized Monday following a head-on collision in Davidsonville.  
    The crash occurred around 1:35 p.m. at Davidsonville Road and Double Gate Road. A portion of the road was closed after the accident.
    Two patients were transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis with minor injuries, a county Fire Department spokesman said.
    The county school system said the crash caused bus delays, but that drivers would make all stops.
    No additional information was immediately available. 

Lincoln Davis Wins At Turkey Shoot

Lincoln Davis, 10, Davidsonville, a member of the  Friendship Outdoor Skills 4-H Club, won the Junior Riflery division of the Buzz Meyer 44th Annual 4H Turkey Shoot on Nov. 15.   More info is available at:,0,4013773.story

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Robet Neall Appointment Applauded

This is a Nov. 16 editorial by the Capital Gazette
    When he met with the Capital Gazette editorial board before his election, GOP candidate Larry Hogan said that if given the chance, he would take a bipartisan approach to government.
Well, so far, so good.
    Last week Hogan, now governor-elect, put former Anne Arundel County Executive Robert Neall, a Democrat, in charge of his transition team's crucial efforts on budgets and taxes. Cynics would contend Hogan hardly deserves full credit for this, as Neall was a Republican when he was a delegate and county executive, and even during his first years in the state Senate. But those cynics would have forgotten the bad feelings Neall left behind in the GOP when he jumped to the Democrats in 1999, giving a less than tactful explanation that he no longer felt at home in his longtime party. If Hogan were determined to not ruffle Republican feathers, he wouldn't have brought Neall aboard.
    But that would have been stupid, because both parties know that when it comes to the fiscal ins and outs of government, Neall, a Davidsonville resident, has one of the sharpest minds in Maryland. He's exactly the person Hogan is going to need.
    The new governor is supposed to have a budget ready on Jan. 23, two days after his inauguration. And while everyone understands that this budget will be mainly a holdover from Gov. O'Malley' administration, Hogan has to get a handle on state fiscal policy fast, for reasons evident in the presentation Warren Deschenaux and his staff from the Department of Legislative Services gave legislators last week. The state is looking at a $300 million deficit for fiscal 2015, a $600 million deficit for the year after that — and the long-range forecasts show structural deficits year after year.
Neall took office as county executive at a moment when the county's spending was outstripping its revenue. In his four years, he abolished 440 positions in a 4,000-person workforce, consolidating six departments into three and privatizing some services. He also oversaw implementation of the voter-mandated property tax cap, even while arguing — correctly — that it was a fiscal straitjacket that may eventually hurt the county. Now the only person on the state Spending Affordability Committee who is not a current member of the General Assembly, Neall has decried the O'Malley administration's practice of borrowing money from special funds and leaving bonded indebtedness in its place.
    In short, by making Neall the point man of the incoming administration's efforts on budgets and fiscal policy, Hogan is doing more than honoring his commitment to bipartisan government. He is showing he has an eye for finding the right person for the job. Neall's appointment is a good sign.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Stephen Jones Passes Away

    Stephen Collinson Jones died 10/28/14 at the age of 87 from heart and kidney disease.
    Born on 8/8/27 to Arthur and Elizabeth (Shepard) Jones in Davidsonville MD. He attended Annapolis HS, then Fork Union Military Academy and U of MD. Stephen was honorably discharged from the 2nd Army as a Staff Sargent on May 27th 1946. Mr. Jones was a longtime resident of Arnold MD before moving to Silver Springs FL in 2000. He was of the Elks club in Severna Park. He owned JMS Trucking located in Crofton/Curtis Bay MD where he helped develop and pave route 97 during it's construction.
    He leaves behind his loving wife Carol Jones, brother Morgan Jones, sister Peggy Dresser, and grandson Stephen Collinson Jones III.
    A memorial service is scheduled for 2:30pm on 11/21/14 at the Crownsville MD Veterns Cemetary we he will rest with his son Stephen Jones.

Kottrell Davis Wins Award

    Kottrell Davis of the Davidsonville Gators was this years winner of the Buzz Platt Sportsmanship Award.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Michael Peddicord Passes Away

    Michael Osborne "Mike" Peddicord, 62, of Harwood, died November 10 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
    A graduate of Southern High School, Salisbury State College and Bowie University, Mike was a teacher at Crofton Woods Elementary School for 39 years where he had a vested interest in the lives of his students. He also ran the family farm in Harwood. Mike was a longtime member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and recently had been attending Belcroft Bible Church in Bowie. He enjoyed reading, traveling, history and was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins and Washington Nationals.
    He is survived by his wife, Anita, son Ben and his wife Tara, and daughter Tori. A celebration of Mike's life will be held on Sunday, November 16 at 2:00 PM at Chesapeake Christian Fellowship, 377 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mike's name may be made to 
Seneca High Adventure Christian Camp, 4460 Solomons Island Road, Harwood, MD 20776 or Camp Wabanna, 101 Likes Road, Edgewater, MD 21037.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Calvary Annual Turkey Trot 5K

      The Calvary Annual Turkey Trot 5K will be at Riva Park in Davidsonville at 8:00 AM on Sat., Nov. 22.  For  Information,  go to

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Robert Neall On Hogan's Transition Team

   Former Anne Arundel county executive Robert Neall joined Larry Hogan’s transition team Wednesday, adding yet another name to the growing list of county residents with statewide clout.
    Davidsonville resident Neall will lead the budget and tax team for the governor-elect as Hogan and Boyd Rutherford prepare to take office in January.
    Hogan announced Neall’s announcement at the Tawes State Office Building, where his transition team will make its home in the coming months.
    Neall served one term as county executive, from 1990 to 1994. He also served in the House of Delegates and state Senate, where he earned bipartisan respect on committees overseeing state tax and spending policies,  initially as a Republican and later as a Democrat.
    To read the complete article,   go to:,0,4497664.story

Phillip Clow Passes Away

    Philip Irvin Clow, 81, a resident of Davidsonville since 1974, died November 11, 2014.
    Born July 27, 1933, and raised in Weems Creek in Annapolis, he was the youngest son of the late Florence Carson and John J. Clow, Sr.
    He was the owner operator of Annapolis Radiator and Body shop since 1967.
    He was in the U.S. Army from 1953 until 1955 and spent most of his time in Germany.
    When he was 17 years old, he took an interest in fastpitch softball and taught himself how to pitch by nailing a peach basket to the side of a shed and pitching to the basket. He went on to become one of the best pitchers in the Annapolis City Fastpitch Softball League until the league folded in the late 1980’s. He sponsored the Annapolis Radiator Softball Team which won many league, regional and tournament championships.
    He was an avid bowler and held the record for high game at the Colonial Annapolis Bowling Lanes for 5 years.
    He restored many antique autos and trucks over the years winning a collection of awards, but his favorite was his 1946 Chevrolet Canopy Express. This was bought by his father when it was brand new and it was eventually sold. Phil traced it down and purchased it, and completely restored it to its original condition.
    Along with several friends and relatives he established the Davidsonville Horseshoe Club at his home in 1979, where league play was held every week in the spring and summer until the league disbanded in 2007. He and his wife enjoyed travelling to and playing in horseshoe tournaments.
    He enjoyed golfing and sponsored a number of charity golf tournaments. He was a member of the Buick Car Club of America, Buick Car Club of Md., Bay Country Chevrolet Car Club, and a lifetime member of Elks Lodge #622.
    He enjoyed working around his property and planting crops, especially his garden.
    He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Gertz Clow whom he married in 1974; children; Donna Moore of Snow Hill, Md., William Clow of Edgewater, Michael Clow of Delaware, Christi Clow of Davidsonville; 2 stepchildren, Edward “Sam” Traylor of Mayo, Susan Haneke of Edgewater; 12 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Melvin Clow of Annapolis and John Clow Jr. of Centreville; and a sister; Dorothy Terwilliger of Harwood.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Charles, Raymond and Lawrence Clow; and two sisters Bertha French and Leila Phillippe.
    Friends are invited to Philip’s Life Celebration on Friday, November 14 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD , where services will be held on Saturday, November 15 at 12noon. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Philip’s name to Mission of Peace, 5 Dale Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403 or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1370 Defense Highway, Gambrills, MD 21054.
     You can view or sign his guestbook at:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Gabby Winsky At Washington College

    Gabby Winsky of Davidsonville is a freshman at Washington College and is on their basketball team.  She played basketball, soccer and ran track at Severn School.   Her bio is at:

    Here is a preview of the Washington College women's basketball team.   Gabby Winsky is discussed in the article.

SPCA Gets $6,000 From Posh Pet Portraits

    Linda McCarthy of Posh Pet Portraits, a division of Visual Concepts Photography put the call out for canine and feline models for the premiere 2015 Posh Pet Calendar to benefit SPCA Anne Arundel County. Twenty-two answered the call and through voting for a spot in the calendar, Posh Pet Portraits raised $6000 for those who cannot help themselves.
    To order your 2015 Posh Pet Calendar, call 410 626 7474. For more information on how you can participate in the next calendar fundraiser, e-mail
    In the below photo,  Kelly Brown, President SPCA Anne Arundel County receives a check for $6000 from Linda McCarthy of Davidsonville  which was recently presented at Happy Hour at Loews Annapolis.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Ben Priddy At Georgetown U.

    Ben Priddy of Davidsonville is a sophomore at Georgetown U. and is a place kicker on their football team.  Last season,  he played in 10 games handling kick-off duties.   Ben averaged 59.5 yards/kick-off with three touchbacks on 42 kicks. He made his collegiate debut vs. Davidson on Sept. 7,  2013 and had a season-high seven kick-offs for 452 yards and one touchback for an average of 64.60
    Ben was also selected to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll last year.
    His bio can be read at:
    Here is a video on Ben kicking a 50 yard field goal in practice:

Sam Schmidt At Winthrop College

    Samuel Schmidt of Davidsonville is a freshman at Winthrop College and plays on their soccer team.  He scored his first collegiate goal on Aug. 31 in their win over Georgia Southern.  He played high school soccer at Annapolis Area Christian School.
    His bio can be read at:

Abbey Ritter Plays Soccer For VCU

    Abbey Ritter of Davidsonville is a junior at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and is a starter on defense for their soccer team.  She played in all 23 of VCU's games last year,  starting in the last 16.
    Abbey transferred from Georgia Southern College after her freshman year. 
    Her bio can be read at:

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A one story home with no basement on 1.55 acres at 694 American Court sold by  Mary F. Sirois Trustee to David and Paula Schauer for $638,000.

2)    A one story home with no basement on 2.00 acres at 3973 Woods Edge Drive sold by Dermont and Frances Burke to Raimundas and Ausra Razanauskas for $750,000.

3)    A 1 1/2 story home with no basement on 12.21 acres at 3825 Wayson Road sold by Stephen and Joyce Angell to Brian Whitehead for $760,000.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

All Hallows Slave Commemoration

   The All Hallows Brick Church was built by slave labor.  A plaque has been erected to commemorate their efforts and to serve as a reminder that history. 
    There are plans for a similar plaque at the  All Hallows Chapel on Central Avenue.,0,4214766.story

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Kathleen Plumb Passes Away

    Kathleen Ann Plumb, 69, a nine year resident of Ocean City, MD and previously of Davidsonville, MD for 28 years, died on October 30 in Ocean City due to a chronic illness.
    Born in Washington, D.C. on March 6, 1945 to the late Joseph Raymond and Barbara Estelle Herbert, Kathy was a graduate of Wheaton High School. A homemaker for most of her life, she was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Ocean City and the Red Hat Society. Kathy enjoyed playing cards, board games, beach days, reading and conversing with her family and friends.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward H. Plumb, Jr. who died on February 8, 2005. She is survived by her daughter, Dawn M. Plumb of Ocean City, MD; two sons, Edward H. Plumb, III of Lothian, MD and Raymond V. Plumb of Ocean City, MD; two sisters, Connie Clark of Tavernier, FL and Linda Lee of Mayo, MD; and seven grandchildren, Joshua and Austin Plumb of Lothian, MD, Robert W. O'Connell, Jr. of Delaware, Brandie Plumb of Ocean City, MD, Cassandra L. O'Connell of Delaware, Victoria Riley of Edgewater, MD and Kylie Plumb of Pasadena, MD.
    Friends are invited to Kathy's Life Celebration from 12pm until her funeral service begins at 1pm on Monday, November 3 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. Interment will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville, MD. An online guestbook is available at: