Saturday, February 28, 2015

Michael LaPaglia Earns BS

    Michael LaPaglia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geography from Salisbury University.

Shannon Carta Earns BS

    Shannon Carta earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Salisbury University.

Grace Pettey On Dean's List

    Grace Pettey of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the fall semester in the University of Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters.

Amy Moody On Dean's List

    Amy Moody of Davidsonville is a senior majoring in marine science and was on the dean's list for the fall semester at Coastal Carolina University.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Candidates for Dist. 33

    Sixteen Republicans have applied for appointment to replace Cathy Vitale as one of three delegates in District 33. Vitale was sworn in as a Circuit Court judge Monday. The district stretches from Davidsonville to Crofton to Cape St. Claire. The Republican Central Committee of Anne Arundel County will hold interviews open to the public on Tuesday, at 6 p.m. in room 145 at 6 Bladen St. in Annapolis. A candidate must get seven votes from the central committee to have his or her name forwarded to Gov. Larry Hogan, who will make the appointment. If the voting and interviews are not completed Tuesday, an additional meeting will take place Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the same location.
    For a look at the dandidates,  go to:,0,1380539.photogallery

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lillian Springer Passes Away

    Lillian V. Springer, a 3-year resident of Riva and previously of Silver Spring and Chevy Chase, MD, passed away on February 21, 2015 at the Rutherford Manor in Davidsonville, two days shy of her 98th birthday. 
    One of ten children, Lillian was born on February 23, 1917 to the late John and Elizabeth Wilkinson and graduated from Baden High School in Brandywine. In 1937, she married Norman Springer and, for the next 25 years until Norman's death in 1962, they raised a family that included seven children.
    Lillian worked for 17 years at GEICO. She enjoyed traveling and ballroom dancing. She would go dancing several times a week until she was well into her 80s. She was a devout Catholic and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville. Lillian's passion though was her family and she treasured the time she spent with them.
    In addition to her husband, Lillian was preceded in death by two sons, Norman, Jr. and Michael. She is survived by five children, Bob (the late Joan) Springer of Kentucky, Joan (the late Bill) Bowen of Delaware, Daniel (Diane) Springer of Washington, John (Julie) Springer of Kentucky and Dave (Edie) Springer of Maryland; a brother, Leslie Wilkinson of Florida; a sister, Eleanor Estes of North Carolina; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
    A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 28 from 10 a.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial begins at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities, 320 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Fire On Manor View Rd.

A fire in the 1500 block of Manor View Road, Davidsonville dia an estimated $65,000 of damage.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Jenna Gehring On Dean's List

    Jenna Gehring  of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Hofstra University

Thief Caught In Davidsonville

A man was arrested in Davidsonville after a homeowner allegedly saw him trying to get into his car and chased the suspect on foot.
Anne Arundel County Police say the incident happened early Tuesday in the 700 block of Avila Drive in Davidsonville.
The victim told police he had chased a man out of his driveway and down the street toward Birdsville Road. The victim said he was asleep and was awakened by the outside alarm. The victim went to the front door, and saw the motion light on the side of the house come on.
At that point the resident said he saw a male suspect dressed in dark clothing grabbing the door handles on his 2010 Chevy Equinox, attempting to get inside. The victim then ran out the front door and chased the suspect, but was unable to keep up with him.
Officers soon found a man fitting the suspect’s description hiding in a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix in the 3400 block of Blanford Way. The victim identified the man as the suspect who tried to enter his vehicle.
The suspect -- Randy Ramon Blair, 34, of no fixed address -- was arrested and found to be in possession of a pair of nunchuks, police say. Blair was charged with tampering with auto and carrying a concealed dangerous weapon.

Kyle Maxey On Dean's List

   Kyle Maxey, son of Andrea Maxey and James Maxey of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list at Mt. St. Marys College for the fall semester.

Kelsey Latorre On Dean's List

   Kelsey Latorre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan LaTorre  of Davidsonville was on the dean's list for the fall semester at Mt. St. Marys College.

Michelle Whissel On Dean's List

     Michelle Whissel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Whissel of Davidsonville was on the dean's list for the fall semester at Mt. St. Marys College.

Caitlin Whissel On Dean's List

    Caitlin Whissel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Whissel of Davidsonville was on the dean's list at Mt. St. Marys College for the fall semester.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Davidsonville Lawsuit

On  a Friday morning in September  2010, Gary Glass steered his Mercury Mariner along the curves on Rutland Road in Davidsonville, past horse farms and McMansions, toward a gym in Gambrills.
On his way, the retired accountant nearly collided with a Ford Escape. But he blew his horn and kept driving.
Moments later, Glass spotted a flashing blue light behind him. It was the Ford. He pulled over. A man walked out of the SUV, leaving two small children inside, approached Glass, showed a gun and demanded identification.
The 17-minute traffic stop — and the citation in which Anne Arundel County Police Officer Mark Collier said Glass was following him too closely — started a legal battle that has raged for four years and counting.

To read the complete story,  go to:

Saturday, February 21, 2015

New Home On Belnap

    Melissa M. Carstensen has been granted a building permit to construct a new home at 3310 Belnap in Davidsonville.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Call For Baby Models

    The annual call for baby models ages birth to 5 years to help raise funds for Anne Arundel Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Mother/Baby Unit is underway by Visual Concepts Ltd.
Registration is available for the "Little Angels" calendar photo sessions March 12, 14,19 and 21 at Visual Concepts Photography, 3272 Davidsonville Road in Davidsonville. No experience is necessary.
    To schedule a photo session and for more information, call 410-626-7474. All images from the photo sessions will be considered for the 2016 "Little Angels" calendar. In lieu of a session fee a $100 tax-deductible donation to AAMC NICU is requested.
    For more information, visit

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Macy Yates On York Lacrosse Team

    Macey Yates of Davidsonville is a sophomore at York College and is on their lacrosse team.  The daughter of Rod and Kim Yates is majoring in pre-medical biology at graduated from Annapolis Area Christian School.
    Her bio can be read at:

Russell Smith Passes Away

    Russell W. Smith Jr., 74, of Davidsonville, MD passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at his home on Sunday, February 15, 2015.
    Born in Salisbury, MD on March 29,1940, Russ was the son of Evelyn and Russell Smith. Russ was a graduate of Wicomico High School, Class of 1958, and the University of Maryland. Russ had a successful business career in the accounting and financial field working as a Comptroller and Vice President in the dairy and coffee industry. He was a highly successful entrepreneur having started and sold several businesses during his career. Russ was an active member of the Davidsonville United Methodist Church where he served as treasurer for several years. He was also president and treasurer of the Davidsonville Ruritan Club. Prior to his service in the Ruritan, Russ was president and treasurer of the Crofton Kiwanis Club. His generosity was known to all who knew him. He was happiest when talking about the proud accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. He had an extensive collection of sweatshirts representing the colleges and universities they attend. He enjoyed traveling the world with his wife, charitable events, and several dinner and breakfast clubs. If he had any spare time, he enjoyed sitting on his back porch at Chesway Hill.
    Russ is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean Lineberry Smith, his son Stephen Smith, his daughters Linda Smith Cochran (Robert) and Shannon Smith Garden (Richard) and ten grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Smith (Shirley) and his sister, Beverly Pope (Vaughn).
    Family will receive friends at the family-owned BEALL FUNERAL HOME, 6512 NW Crain Hwy. (Rt.3 South), Bowie, MD on Friday, February 20, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm. A funeral service will be held at Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11am, followed by interment in Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Davidsonville United Methodist Church, the Hospice of the Chesapeake, or the Salvation Army in Annapolis. Please view and sign the family's guestbook at: 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Jacqueline Watson Passes Away

    Jacqueline Louise "Jackie" Watson, 85, of Tracy's Landing passed away February 9, 2015 at Kris-Leigh Assisted Living in Davidsonville.
    She was born July 10, 1929 in Washington, D.C. to Raymond and Madge (Dunn) Bittner. Jackie graduated from Coolidge High School, Sorority Alfa Beta Chi. Jackie raised a family of six in both Minnesota and Maryland, working as a farmer, housekeeper, and caregiver to her son, Bobby. She was devoted to her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jackie loved animals including her beloved "Shady". She was an avid baseball fan of the Nationals and Orioles. Jackie collected lighthouses and hummingbirds. She enjoyed nature especially feeding the squirrels and birds in her yard and shopping trips to "Wallyworld".
    Jackie was preceded in death by her husband Robert Edward "Pete" Watson and her son Robert V. "Bobby" Watson. She is survived by daughters Judith A. "Judy" Neiswenter (David) of San Angelo, TX, Deborah J. Dickerman of Deale, and Victoria L. "Vicki" Avila (Ralph) of Roseville, CA; sons Peter Michael "Mike" Watson, Sr. (Carole) of Leonardtown and Daniel E. Watson (Rebecca) of Harwood; and sister Nancy Beadle of California. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    A memorial visiting will be held at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Owings, on Friday, February 13 from 1:00-3:00 PM. Interment will take place at Mt. Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery. To leave a condolence, visit

Friday, February 13, 2015

Mary Carson Passes Away

    Mary Louise Carson, age 93, Of Annapolis, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 8th, 2015 surrounded by her family.
    Beloved mother of Susan Rathbun of Syracuse, NY, Bill Grant of Berkeley, CA, Sarah Miller of Bethesda, MD; grandmother of Bill, Cecilia, and George Rathbun; Elise and Raymond Kohl-Grant; David and Jonathan Shawl. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren: Isabelle, Harry, and Will Rathbun; Connor and Chloe Andersen; Nikita and Ramona Rathbun.
    She was predeceased by her husband, Russell Carson of Davidsonville, MD.
    Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Marjorie was a graduate of class of 1943's Mount Auburn Hospital's School of Nursing in Cambridge. Marj enjoyed a long nursing career and later traveling the world, first as a Navy wife, and then as a travel agent. Marj's many interests included art, film, literature, opera, and theater history. She enjoyed playing Mah Jongg and attending the Met Opera simulcasts with her friends. Marj's favorite event was the annual family reunion in Virginia Beach, VA. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
    Memorial contributions in her name can be made to Autism Speaks,, or (888) 288-4762. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

    Recent home slaes in Davidsonville include:

1)    A two story home on .9 acre at 2734 Howard Grove Rd. was sold by William Doyle to Ian and Aimee West for $720,000.

2)    A two story home on 2.00 acres at 2905 George Howard Way was sold by  Kenneth Miller Trustee  to Myra J. Moeller Trustee  for $905,000.

3)    A lot  of 1.31 acre at 2483 Savannah Drive was sold by Patrick Shannahan, Sr., to Stuart and Michelle Tilman for $265,000

Louise Forrester Passes Away

    Louise Mildred Forrester, 80, of Annapolis, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2015 after a lengthy illness.
    Born August 13, 1934 in Davidsonville, MD, Louise was the 12th of twelve children born to the late Irving and Rebecca Mackell. She was married to the late Jeremiah Forrester, Sr. for 61 years, and is survived by 6 children, Cynthia Forrester, Casey Forrester (Carolyn), Jeremiah Forrester, Jr., Justina Estep (John), Dwight Forrester (Colleen), and Shelia Forrester; 15 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, one uncle, David Mackell, and two sisters-in-law, Mary Correll and Alice Reynolds, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
    Services will be held at Mt. Olive AME Church, 2 Hicks Avenue, in Annapolis, MD with the viewing from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., wake from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the funeral to follow at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Men's Breakfast Group To Meet Sat.

      The All Hallows Men's Breakfast group will meet Sat., Feb. 14th, at the Parish House on the Brick Church campus for breakfast and fellowship from  9:00  -  11:00 AM.
    The group will continue to meet during 2015 with monthly gatherings on the second Saturday of each month,  from 9:00 - 11:00
        Contact   ( for more info. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Back, Carta, Frymark, Lansa, Lynch, Wheeler On Dean's List

Kara Back, Shannon Carta, Matthew Frymark, Rachel Lanza, Colleen Lynch, & Zachary Wheeler are Davidsonville students that were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Salisbury University.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Kyle Maxey at Mt. St. Marys

    Kyle Maxey of Davidsonville is on the Mt. St. Marys lacrosse team this spring.  The freshman is majoring in History with a minor in secondary education.  He is the son of James and Andrea Maxey.     He has a video with his Bio which can be read at:.

George Bottner Passes Away

    George Frederick Bottner, Jr.,76, a resident of Davidsonville, MD died peacefully on February 3, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.
    Born on November 6, 1938 in Annapolis, MD to the late George and Emma Bottner, George graduated from St. Mary's High School in Annapolis and served in the U.S. Navy with the Sea Bees from 1959 to 1963. He retired as a superintendent with Carpenter's Union Local 132. George was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, the Knights of Columbus, the Farm Bureau and the Waterman's Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, carpentry and the occasional "kleinen schluck".
    George is survived by his wife, Kathy Bottner; children, Jon Bottner of Gambrills, MD, Lisa Fenton and Kristi Parker both of Davidsonville; brother, Bill Bottner of Westminster, MD; grandchildren, Henry Parker, Sarah, Cassandra and Alexis Fenton all of Davidsonville, MD. Crystal Joy, Becka and Ella Bottner all of Gambrills, MD.
    Friends are invited to George's Life Celebration on Saturday, February 7 from 8:30 to 9:30 am at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 am at the Holy Family Catholic Church Chapel, Davidsonville, MD. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Assn., 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305 or the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122.
    To leave condolences,  go to:

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Brad Beard On Dean's List.

    Brad Beard of Davidsonville is a sophomore at Loyola University and competes on their Cross Country team.  He is majoring in Glodbal Studies and had a 3.734 GPA during the fall semester.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Katie Berkowitz Signs LOI With UMBC

South River High senior Katie Berkowitz has signed a Letter of Intent to play soccer with UMBC.

Patrick Spencer Makes Under Armour Team

 Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Under Armour®, Inc. (NYSE: UA) is announcing the roster of boys who will represent each region at the 2014 Under Armour Underclass Lacrosse Tournament.  The sport’s most prestigious underclassmen tournament will feature girls and boys teams from Baltimore, Long Island, Midwest, New England, New Jersey, Philadelphia, South, Upstate New York, Washington, D.C., and West and consist of players from the graduating classes of 2015-17.
The event will take place July 11-13 at Johnny Unitas Stadium on the campus of Towson University in Towson, MD.  Over the three days, the teams will battle in a 10-team pool play tournament. The weekend is capped off on Sunday at 3:30 pm when the winner of each pool will face off for the championship.
On the roster is Patrick Spencer of Davidsonville who is a senior at Boys Latin high school.

Kendall Garden at Lehigh U.

    Kendall Garden of Davidsonville is a junior at Lehigh University and is on their 2015 women's lacrosse team.  She played both Lacrosse and field hockey at Archbishop Spalding and won numerous awards in both sports.  She is majoring in Pre-Med and hopes to be a pediatrician.
    Her lengthy bio and several pictures are at:

Jamie Lilly at York College

    Jamie Lilly of Davidsonville is a sophomore at York College and is on their lacrosse team.  The son of Victor and Dianne Lilly played at St. Marys High and is a business major.
    His bio can be read at:

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pancake Supper at DUMC

   The Youth Group of Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 W. Central Ave, Davidsonville, MD will serve an “All You Can Eat” Pancake Supper on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 5 – 6:45 p.m. The meal is free but donations are greatly appreciated. Monies will be used to support the Youth Program and the Summer Mission Service Project.
    Please plan to stay for the Ash Wednesday service starting at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary.
    For more information, please contact the church office, 410-798-5511or visit our website:

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A 1 1/2 story home on 2.02 acres at 2558 Rutland Road was sold by Daniel and Kathryn Cox to Rhea Farberman and Jan Gustin for $690,000.

2)    A 2.01 acre lot at 3305 Abend Lane was sold by Eric and Rebecca Arnold  to Vladimir and Etta Zajic for $300,000.

Aubrey Lee Collison Passes Away

    Aubrey Lee Collison ,61, died at his home in Davenport, Florida, January 26, 2015. Lee was born in Annapolis, Maryland on July 21 1953, son of Martha Lee and the late E. Aubrey Collison. 
    He grew up in Mayo, MD. He lived in Glen Burnie, MD; Severna Park, MD; Myrtle Beach SC ; Davidsonville, MD and Celebration FL. He attended Mayo Elememary School, Mayo Md.; Bates Middle School, Annapolis, Md.; and graduated from Southern Senior High School, Harwood, Md.; in 1971. He graduated from Anne Arundel Community College and attended the University of Maryland.
    As a young man he delivered the Evening Capital Newspaper and he worked at his uncle's store, Dawson's in Severna Park. After college, he was the manager of Jack in the Box. He was one of the managers for Phillips Restaurant in Edgewater Md. He owned and operated Instant Print, Severna Park, Md. He was a founding partner in Force Three in Crofton, Md. He owned and operated South River Yachts in Edgewater Md. Lee retired to 2009. He had many interest and hobbies. He was an outstanding photographer taking photos for the Talent Machine and Weddings. His photos were published in Southern Living Magazine. He enjoyed working with and building computers, sound systems and even a TV. He spent countless hours on the Chesapeake Bay, fishing and boating. He loved to travel. One of his favorite places was Disney World visiting there often with his family. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for friends and family. He was a student of the Bible, spending time reading and studying many different versions.
    Lee is survived by his wife Lynn Collison of Orlando, Florida, three daughters, Melissa Collison Henricks of Severna Park, Md, Sara Collison, Colorado Springs, Colorado and Christina Collison of Ashville, North Carolina, and his two grandchildren Everly and Kingston Henricks of Severna Park, his mother, Martha Lee Collison of Mayo Md. and Davenport FL, two brothers Steven Ernest Collison of Davidsonville, MD and Nicholas T. Collison of Mayo MD, his sister Sylvia Collison Siegert of Mayo, MD, his aunt, Marlene Lee of Edgewater MD. Lee is survived by six cousins, Norman Lee III of Edgewater, Md, Scott H. Lee of Bowie, MD, David Dawson of Glen Burnie Md, Sheryle L.Collyer of Annapolis, Md, Mitzie Routt of Myrtle Beach, SC and Denise Lee Close of Santa Cruz,CA
    Arrangements are being made by Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City FL A memorial service will be held at the family home in Mayo,MD on May 17,2015. In lieu of flowers donations made to the Juvenile Diabetic Research Foundation, JDRF ( will be appreciated

Clyde "Sonny" Long Passes Away

    Clyde Alfred "Sonny" Long passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on January 28, 2015 due to complications of angiosarcoma. 
    Sonny was founder and chairman of Sonco Worldwide, a fence manufacturer headquartered in Bladensburg, MD. Born in Washington, D.C. on October 28, 1930, Sonny graduated from McKinley Technical High School and attended the University of Maryland and Columbia University. He served three years in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War. After his military service, Sonny began working with his four brothers at his father's fence company, Long's Fence. Before age 39, he was president of the National Fence Manufacturing Company, which was the largest fencing company in the United States at that time. In 1976 he resigned and started his own company, Sonco Worldwide. Sonny was active in both the fence industry and his community. He was a member of President John F. Kennedy's American-Irish Foundation and was the first chairman of the Prince George's County Economic Development Committee which was successful in attracting many of the current businesses located in the county. In 1978 he was recognized by the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce for his contributions to the committee. He also served the Kiwanis Club, the 
and the Salvation Army with distinction. After the death of his son, Tommy, Sonny established the "Tommy Long Award Program" at the Lewisdale Boys and Girls Club to honor his son's memory. The program recognized an outstanding boy and girl in the Lewisdale community each year and was later broadened to include a scholarship award to each Boys and Girls Club in Prince George's County. In 2003, the Lewisdale Boys and Girls Club dedicated the Sonny Long Baseball Field in recognition of Sonny's many contributions. In addition to his son, 
    Sonny was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Mary Long and brothers, Wallace, Russell, and Jack. He is survived by his best friend and partner, Maria Sasso; children, Tim (Terri) and Bob (Melinda) Long; sister, Doris Lane; brother, Bob (Marlene) Long; grandchildren, Michelle, Melissa (Joey), Kellie, Tommy, and Michael; great-grandchildren, Scott and Eliana; stepchildren, Desiree, Tatyana (Bill), and Marc (Brittney) and step grandchildren, Lisette, Morgan, Beth, Matthew and Brianna. 
    Family and friends are invited to Sonny's Life Celebration from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, February 9 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 10 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Anne Arundel Medical Center DeCesaris Cancer Institute, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Belcher Ste. 604, Annapolis, MD 21401. In 2014, Sonny was recognized by AAMC for his generous contributions to the institute.

Dump Truck Driver Injured

    The driver of a dump truck was injured when it overturned Tuesday afternoon in Davidsonville.
Anne Arundel police and firefighters responded to the 3800 block of Patuxent River Road at 2:30 p.m. where they found the truck on its side and blocking at least one lane.
    The driver, estimated to be in his early- to mid-30s, was taken by helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with serious but non-life threatening injuries, said Capt. Russ Davies, a fire department spokesman.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Norman Watkins Passes Away

    Norman Watkins departed this life on January 28, 2015 at his home in Davidsonville, MD, He was born on May 30, 1938, to the late John and Mary Watkins.
    He was educated by the Anne Arundel Co Public School system. He loved cars and was the owner of Watkins Auto Shop of Annapolis.
    Cherish in his memory his wife Christine Wilkinson Watkins, one daughter Ramona Watkins, seven sisters, two brothers, one sister in-law, three brothers-in-law, two grandchildren, and a host of family, friends, and loved ones.
    Funeral will be held Wednesday, at Chews United Methodist Church, 10am wake, 11am funeral. There will be a visitation Tuesday, 5-7pm, at Reese and Sons Mortuary.

MD Horse Industry Bd To Meet

    The Maryland Horse Industry Board, a program within the Maryland Department of Agriculture, will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 11 at the Vineyards at Dodon, 445 Dodon Road in Davidsonville. The meeting agenda will include updates about board initiatives, updates from board representatives, and reports from stable inspectors. The board's Maryland Historic Horse Trails Committee will meet from 12:30 to 2 p.m. with guest speaker Marci Ross, assistant director of the Maryland Office of Tourism Development. For more information, contact board Executive Director Ross Peddicord at 410-841-5798 or

Bob Petrini Talks About Big DeMatha Game

From the Capital Gazette:
    Bob Petrini  of Davidsonville reminisces about a once-in-a-lifetime basketball game that transformed DeMatha Catholic basketball from a regional power into a nationally-known brand.
    Petrini, now 66, was listed as a starter in the program of the Stags' 46-43 victory over No. 1-ranked Power Memorial from New York City on Jan. 30, 1965. The Stags stymied Lew Alcindor — later known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — in front of more than 12,000 fans at sold-out Cole Field House.
      To read about the game and also see video of it,  go to:,0,5009202.story

Monday, February 2, 2015

Ben Chisolm Plays Lacrosse at U. of MD

     Ben Chisolm of Davidsonville is a sophomore on the U. of MD lacrosse team this year.
     He is the son of Gwyn and Jennifer Chisolm of Davidsonville.   He was a Two-time US Lacrosse High School All-American,  four-time letter winner for coach Paul Noone at South River HS, helped lead the Seahawks to back-to-back Class 4A/3A state championship games and the 2012 state title with a 20-0-0 record.  He finished his senior season with 38 goals and 17 assists and was a two-time all-county selection by the Capital Gazette, a two-time second team All-Metro by the Baltimore Sun, and a 2012 Kelly Award winner for Class 4A/3A.  He is majoring in communications.

    You can view his bio at:

History of MD 424 (Updated)

    Ever wonder about the history of MD 424?  Here is a web site that will tell you just about everything you need to know about the highway.

Boy Scout Web Page

    For information about local boy scouts and cub scouts,  go to:

Watershed Stewards To Meet In Davidsonville

Watershed Stewards Academy to host conference in Davidsonville

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stewardsThe Watershed Stewards Academy to host conference in Davidsonville.  This year’s conference will take place on Saturday, February 28, 2015, from 8:30 am – 4pm, in a new location:  Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD.    
The Watershed Stewards Academy, a program of the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, trains and supports leaders called Master Watershed Stewards to engage their communities in practices that reduce pollution and restore our waterways.
Spring Into Action conference is designed to provide opportunities for Master Watershed Stewards, the WSA Consortium of Support Professionals, and interested community members to network, share the latest watershed restoration techniques and explore outreach methods that benefit the Chesapeake Watershed.  This year’s conference features 6 tracks, includingOutdoors and Hands on, featuring field trips to a nearby park and restoration project and a hands-on invasive species control workshop; Restoration Maintenance and Design, featuring sessions that provide guidance on design, planning and maintenance of restoration projects large and small; andReaching Beyond the Choir, including innovative ways to engage our neighbors and friends in helping to restore our waterways. 
A draft conference agenda and registration may be found at  Early bird registration ($35) extends through January 31st!  Regular conference registration ($45) will remain open until February 22.
More information may be found at or by contacting Suzanne Etgen, WSA Coordinator, at, or (443) 871 0700 or 410 222 3831.

Md. Farm Bureau Legislative Update

This week, the newly appointed Secretary of Agriculture, Joe Bartenfelder, along with the assistant secretaries, presented to the Education, Health & Environmental Affairs Committee on the Department of Agriculture and its programs.  The new secretary was able to use his extensive farming background to give firsthand knowledge on several tough questions asked by the committee. To learn more about the newly appointed Secretary of Agriculture, click here. 
Since there were no bill hearings on any bills that Maryland Farm Bureau has targeted, this gave time for MFB government relations staff to visit all the legislators or their staff. During these meetings we were able to formally invite the legislators to Maryland Farm Bureau’s Day in Annapolis lunch set for Wednesday, February 18.  Farm Bureau members who want to attend need to register ASAP as the registration deadline is this Friday, January 30.  Farm Bureau members need to contact Alex Buehler at 410-922-3426 to register. 
In addition, MFB was able to schedule a “State of Agriculture” briefing for the House Environment & Transportation committee on Thursday, February 5 at 1 p.m.  MFB President, Chuck Fry, along with top officials from Maryland Grain Producers, Delmarva Poultry Industry, Maryland Dairy Industry Association and the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts, will hold a briefing on Agriculture in Maryland along with issues that negatively affect the economic viability of Ag in this state.  Maryland Department of Agriculture will also participate in the briefing and give participants a chance to discuss their programs just as they did with the Senate committee this week.  For those who would like to watch this live, you can click here on Thursday to watch it on MGA’s website. 
The 2015 Legislative session is kicking into full gear.  Next week, bills of interest for MFB will start to be presented.  Summaries of these bills are below: