Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer Farm Series

      More than 500 people flocked to Honey's Harvest Farm off Brooks Wood Road in Lothian. The 159-acre farm owned by Anna Chaney, of Herrington Caterers, was the site of this year's first Anne Arundel Economic Development Council's Summer Farm Series.
      The next event in the Summer Farm Series is July 26 at The Vineyards  Dodon Farm in Davidsonville. Live music, wine by the glass and a question-and-answer session at the winery is on the schedule. For more information and to register go to http://www.aaedc.org/news-events.
      To read more about the event ao Honey's Harvest Farm,  go to:    
http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/ph-ac-cn-honey-farm-day-20150628-story.html  

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Matt Starobin To Attend Academy

    Matthew Starobin of Davidsonville graduated from  Archbishop Spalding High and will be attending the Naval Academy next year.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Radio Club Meets Thursday

      The Anne Arundel Radio Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road. For information, call 410-923-0229 or visit http://www.w3vpr.org.

Cruise Night At Greene Turtle

      Wheels From The Past Car Club and Bay Side Mustangs of Annapolis will meet for "Cruise Night" from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille, 3213 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. For information, visit: 

http://www.wheelsfromthepast.org

http://www.baysidemustangs.com

Kylie Marinzel On Dean's List

    Kylie Marinzel,  a senior majoring in international business was on the dean's list for the spring semester at James Madison University.

Baily Falk On Dean's List

Baily Falk of Davidsonville was on the dean's  list for the spring semester at Lehigh University.

Robert Burkhart On Dean's List

     Robert Ethan Burkhart of Davidsonville was on the dean's list for the Spring 2015 semester at the University of South Carolina.

Bradley Nelson Graduates

      Bradley Nelson of Davidsonville has graduated from Shepherd University earning a bachelor's degree in fitness and exercise science.  Bradley was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and was on the dean's list throughout his years at Shepherd.

Rachael Hughes On Dean's List

Rachael Hughes of Davidsonville, MD., has been named to Berry College's Dean's List for the spring 2015 semester. The Dean's List honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or better.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Lawsuit Challenges District Maps

A lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch seeking to have Maryland’s congressional district maps redrawn says Maryland’s congressional district map is the most distorted and confused in the country.
The government watchdog group said it filed the voter lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Maryland’s districts, arguing that their design in 2011 pushed 27 percent of the state’s voters into new districts.
Plaintiffs in the new lawsuit include Maryland Delegates Neil C. Parrott and Matt Morgan, and former Maryland legislator and gubernatorial candidate Ambassador Ellen Sauerbrey.
The lawsuit Parrott, et al, v. Lamone, et al says the congressional districting plan signed into law by then-Gov. Martin O’Malley in October 2011 greatly reconfigured Maryland’s congressional districts. In total, 27 percent of all Marylanders were placed in a different congressional district.
The lawsuit cites the 6th Congressional District in western Maryland as an example of the intent to manipulate districts to help political candidates. The redistricting process added part of Democrat-heavy Montgomery County to what had been a Republican stronghold in western Maryland, WTOP reports, to target 10-term Republican Roscoe Bartlett. He lost the 2012 election to Democrat John Delaney.
Maryland’s gerrymander produces “split counties, county fragments, and split precincts,” resulting in the arbitrary political fragmentation of the state, the group says, which harms Republicans, Democrats, and independent voters.
Critics of the district maps claim the districts were designed to enhance the power of select incumbents while minimizing the voting power of minorities, rural voters and Republicans.


“In Maryland, politicians pick their voters, which is unconstitutional,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Maryland’s gerrymandered congressional district map is a national embarrassment and harms both Democrat and Republican voters. The courts should require Maryland to go back and draw district maps that respect Maryland voters and don’t make a mockery of commonsense and the rule of law.”

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 1.2 acres at 902 River Knoll Court was sold by Richard McCracken to Timothy Hella for $762,000.


2)    A split level home on 1.0 acres at 1042 Sugar Maple Drive was sold by Johnny Moseley to Robert and Angel Brueckman for $600,000.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Daylilies On Display

    The American Hemerocallis Society display garden of Faith and Jerry Bange will be open to visitors from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 4 at 3508 Foxhall Drive in Davidsonville. The garden consists of over 1,200 different cultivars of daylilies, plus other perennial plantings. Liliums—like the Easter lily—will be prominent this year also. A pond contains waterlilies and fish.    The sale of exotic daylilies in the driveway will benefit the National Capital Area Daylily Club. Parking is available on the street.    For more information, call 410-798-9207.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Koi Ponds and Lily Ponds In D'Ville

      Koi ponds and lily ponds are very similar and can be accented by the gurgle of more water cascading down a man-made waterfall.
      But Steve Korza, owner of Tropic Bay Water Gardens in Davidsonville, said the two ponds serve entirely different purposes.
      To learn more about the differences,  go to:  http://www.capitalgazette.com/lifestyle/ph-ac-hg-koi-vs-lily-ponds-0621-20150621-story.html

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Still Looking For Old Boy Scouts


Still looking For A Few Old Boy Scouts - or anyone who happens to know some old Boy Scouts.

I'm seeking help from readers who have information on, or photos relating to Boy Scout Troop 454. I'm interested in the formation and early years of the troop - 1950's and early '60's.  Of particular interest to me is a photo of the cabin they built in the woods off Patuxent River Rd.  The cabin was later destroyed by fire.  

These scouts are now men in their 60's and 70's, and I know that many still live in this area. I don't know how likely they are to be following Davidsonville News, but since you are, I'd appreciate it if you copied this post and shared it with anyone you think might have the material I'm looking for. 

If you have information or photos to share, please contact me at hopkinsliz@comcast.net or leave your name and phone # at 410-798-1862.  

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Garden Family Farm

      The Garden Family Farm is a 50 acre farm located just south of Riva road in Davidsonville, Md.  Half of the  farm is native grass pastures that are rotationally grazed with various animals and the other half is old growth forest teaming with life and  groomed by  goats and heritage hogs. 
      The farm is open for visiting,  or for purchasing farm products they sell.
     
http://www.gardenfamilyfarm.com/

Jack Saum President of Beltway Cos.

    Here is a five year old article about Jack Saum, his sons Jack Jr. and Kevin and their families, and how the family has shaped Beltway Companies.
    John C Saum, Jr. "Jack", president of the company, and wife Jeanne live in Davidsonville with Molly, Paul  and Carly
    For the complete article,  go to:
http://www.shepherdstownchronicle.com/page/content.detail/id/500836.html

Eco Goats At Work

When officials from the Belmont Country Club homeowners association realized that weeds were threatening trees in the neighborhood’s protected areas, they decided to bring in a herd of goatsfrom Davidsonville.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/eco-goats-take-aim-at-invasive-plants-in-loudoun-community/2015/06/16/7a8e3094-13a1-11e5-9ddc-e3353542100c_story.html?wprss=rss_local

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Anne McGarvey At Hamilton


   Anne McGarvey of Davidsonville was a sophomore on the Hamilton College lacrosse team this year.  Her bio can be read at:
https://www.hamilton.edu/athletics/womens-lacrosse/roster-detail?id=2744445&identifier=wlacrosse

Caroline Hamilton At FGCU

    Caroline Hamilton is on the Florida Gulf Coast University swim team.  Recent results of meets she competed in this past year are at:
http://www.collegeswimming.com/swimmer/199899/

Michael Strange Possible NFL Draftee

    Michael Strange of Davidsonville, playing wide receiver for the Monmouth University  hawks,  is a possible candidate to be drafted by the NFL, depending on his senior season in 2015.  See the following link for discussion.
http://nucsports.com/nucsportsmagazine/nuc-nfl-draft-bible-2016-nuc-draft-watch-monmouth-hawks/
His bio is at:
http://www.monmouthhawks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205504477&DB_OEM_ID=14300

Alex Lange On Vassar Rowing Team

    Alex Lange,  son of David Lange and Katherine Day of Davidsonville was a sophomore at Vassar College this past year.  The physics major was also on their men's  rowing team.   His bio can be seen at:
http://www.vassarathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5103&path=mrow

Most Expensive Listing

The most expensive listing in Davidsonville on this date is the pictured home located at 1078 Governor Bridge Road which is listed at $1,700,000.



Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A two story home on 2.20 acres at 3306 Belnap Court sold by Gary Mitchelson to Craig Kronenthal and Sara Gonzales-Rothi for $750,000.


2)  A one and one half story home on 2.18 acres at 1707 Beards Creek Court sold byJames Cook to Henry and Christine Chadwick for $745,000.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Richard Hughes On Dean's List

Richard Hughes of Davidsonville was on the dean's list for the spring semester at Berry College.

Y Worry Farm

From The Examiner:
Jack Scible stands with a happy customer at the Y Worry Farm
Jack Scible stands with a happy customer at the Y Worry Farm
Photo by Professor Metze
    The Y Worry Farm in Davidsonville, Maryland, is vital to the nation because it is a family owned small business in a David and Goliath battle fighting to stay in existence as more and more family owned farms are vanishing across America.
    Many print newspapers across America have been forced to close. Many small businesses have gone out of business in recent years. These sad events are very hard on the people who are affected by these economic realities. The small businesses are unable to provide the customer service that their companies were created to provide.
Jack Scible created a small business in 1954 that has survived for over 60 years. He still gets up at the crack of dawn and puts on his Y Worry Farm hat, green John Deere jacket, and his farm gear to survey the farm that has been his life for over half a century.
“Fools like to see their faces in public places,” his one of his favorite sayings. He will most likely close his eyes when a camera appears in front of him. He does not seek publicity or self-promotion and he does not like big city life or bright lights. Jack is an honest, hardworking, small businessman and small family farm owner.
    Life was not easy when he and his wife started the Y Worry Farm in 1954. In fact, the very name of the farm comes from the tough first years. His wife looked at the revenue the small farm was bringing in and she wondered how they would survive. But her husband was a determined man and he refused to give up on his dream. He told his wife that God would provide and he asked her, “Y Worry,” and over 50 years later the small family farm still exists today.
    A farmer is a small business man. “We are grain farmers, hay farmers, wheat and soy bean farmers. I consider myself to be a small business man. We are working 500 acres in the neighborhood. The Y Worry Farm has 26 acres and the remaining land is rented out,” Scible said.
    But wait. The land that the farm sits on is very valuable. It is precious Maryland soil and it rests on prime real estate. Developers are always looking for great locations to build shopping malls, and parking lots, and salt domes. And in 1959 a large piece of the Y Worry Farm was taken by the government and leased back to the owner. He has farmed that land and created the world famous Y Worry Farm Pumpkin Patch.
    Now thousands of happy customers have been given excellent customer service and great pumpkins at the Y Worry Farm Pumpkin Patch for over two decades. Fathers, mothers, and children have played in the corn maze, and watched the farm animals roam about the farm. And purchased those big, beautiful, well priced pumpkins. The Maryland Department of Agriculture has hosted an Education Day at the farm every year for the past three years to teach parents and children about the importance of farm life and farm living.
    Yet, if the government takes the land where the pumpkin patch is now located the customers who flock to the Y Worry Farm will lose a place that has brought joy, happiness, and pumpkins to so many for so long. In many ways Jack is part of a legacy that is over 378 years old. Why 378 years? Because that is how old the first American small family farm was when the owners were forced to sell it.
    The amount of work involved in maintaining a 26 acre farm the size of the Y Worry Farm is great. Farming requires getting up at dawn to feed the livestock and then a long day of tending fields until dusk. But Scible sees the life that he chose for his wife and son as a continuation of the life his father gave to him. “I was born and raised in Davidsonville. Years ago this was all farm land. Now it is 50-50. Dairy farms and tobacco farms were a big thing in this area. Now you won’t find either one in Davidsonville. They are both gone, It is a dying thing, “Scible said.
    When you were born on a university campus, attended elementary school in the shadow of the largest concrete jungle in the world and worked in a shopping mall as your first social security paying job in the 60’s., and graduated from high school in the capitol city: without a doubt, there comes a great appreciation for green spaces, farm animals and farm life. The Y Worry Farm is a place to go and to remember the life of a grandfather farmer who worked his farm and took care of his children in 1920. The Y Worry Farm is that place, that memory, and that type of grandfather. Jack Scible is part of that American legacy. A humble man who would not say these things about himself; however in his case these things are true.
    Y Worry Farm is owned by Jack Scible and is now farmed by his sons Mark Scible and David Scible. The brothers are assisted by their cousin Pete Wagner and Mark Scible’s wife Betsy and their son Mark, Jr. “My father started this farm back in 1954, I have been renting it and working it since 1972,” Mark Scible, Sr., said. My father is retired now, but he still helps me out on the farm,” he said. After over half a century Jack still helps out on the farm he loves and the Y Worry Farm Pumpkin Patch is loved by many.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Green Expo Poster Contest Winners

      James Rizek,  a thid grade student at Key School,  was the 2015 Green Expo Poster Contest winner.  He won a $50 gift certificate for The Killarney House restaurant in Davidsonville.
      Isabel Romero,  in the third grade at Davidsonville Elem. was the second place winner out of over 100 entries.   She won a $25 gift certificate for Killarney House.
      Carolyn Faith Schaeffer,  a fourth grade DES student, was the third place winner,  also picking up a $25 gift Certificate.

Alberty DiPompo Passes Away

Alberto “Al” DiPompo, 67, of West River, died June 8, 2015. He was born January 23, 1948, in Italy.
Friends are invited to celebrate Al’s life from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road in Edgewater.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 15, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave. in Davidsonville.
Interment will be at Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville.

Looking For A Few Old Boy Scouts

    I'm seeking help from readers who have information on, or photos relating to Boy Scout Troop 454. I'm interested in the formation and early years of the troop - 1950's and early '60's.  Of particular interest to me is a photo of the cabin they built in the woods off Patuxent River Rd.  The cabin was later destroyed by fire.  If you have information or photos to share, please contact me at hopkinsliz@comcast.net.  

Davidsonville Facebook Page

Area businesses, farms, churches and other groups are listed at:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Davidsonville-Maryland/107751179254031

Friday, June 12, 2015

Navarro Is MIAA Winner

From the Capital Gazette:

If there was anything else Archbishop Spalding's Chris Navarro had to
prove on the golf course, he did it this year.
Navarro, who will play at the University of Maryland, won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association title for the second straight year and third in his four years. The Capital Gazette Communications' Private School Golfer of the Year is just the second player in MIAA history to win three league titles in a career. He won the title as a freshman, came in second by one stroke as a sophomore before winning the next two years.

"What a terrific player," Archbishop Spalding coach Pete Van Zandt said. "A great teammate and competitor. Chris is universally liked and admired throughout the MIAA, garnering the respect of both the coaches and the players."

Navarro, who shot a two-day total of 143 at the MIAA championships at Sparrows Point Country Club on April 29, won by two strokes over McDonogh's Rij Patel. Navarro also helped the Cavaliers coast to a 21-stroke victory in the team portion of the championship. The Cavaliers' team carded a total score of 599, the second-lowest total ever shot in the 33-year history of the league.

"After winning my freshman year, then losing my sophomore year…that really motivated me," Navarro said. "I really wanted to prove myself, and that motivated me to improve."

Navarro shot a 35 at the match play championships on May 16 at Caves Valley Golf Club to help the Cavaliers capture the team title with a victory over St. Paul's. Navarro and teammate Matt Starobin won six of a possible seven points to get the Cavaliers rolling toward the title.

"I definitely think there is a different strategy," said Navarro, on the difference between match and stroke play. "In stroke play, you're playing against the course and the field. In match play, the main goal is to beat your opponent and you just have to shoot a lower score."

The championship victory capped an unprecedented four-year run of success for the Spalding golf program. The class of 2015 golfers tallied a four-year, regular-season record of 31-2-1. During that time, they also won the stroke play championship twice and the match play championship twice. The Cavaliers placed four players in the top ten in the MIAA stroke play championship this year.

"This year was probably one of our more successful years. The whole team played great and we never really got down," Navarro said. "We felt like we were in control of every match. It was a good way to end the four years."

Navarro, who said he's been golfing since age 7, will spend his summer playing in as many amateur events as he can as he gets ready to play for the University of Maryland. The Davidsonville resident, who claims Crofton Country Club as his home course, is playing in the Maryland State Amateur Golf Championship this weekend.

"I want to play four good years at Maryland and see how I progress," Navarro said. "My main goal is to get better each year."

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Antonio Strong In Essay Contest

Davidsonville Elementary third grader Antonio Strong participated in the annual essay contest sponsored by the Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County.
This year's theme was "What I am Thankful For"
For his participation,  Antonio received a certificate of merit and a gift card to a local book store.

William Fromherz Wins Tennis Tourney

On June 6, the Tennis Alliance held an Orange Ball Tournament for 10-and-under children at Arundel High School in Gambrills. William Fromherz (Davidsonville) defeated Christopher Preston (Severna Park) in the final of the Boys 10s in a tiebreaker.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Macey Yates On Dean's List

      Macey Yates of Davidsonville is  a senior majoring in biology at York College of PA.  She was named to the Dean's List for the spring semester.

Maryland Grain Farming Web Site

    Davidsonville area farmers should be aware of the following website to keep up with what is happening on Maryland farms.
http://www.marylandgrain.com/

Friday, June 5, 2015

Henry Wathen Passes Away

      Henry L. "Bud" Wathen of Stevensville, MD, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015, surrounded by his family at home.
      He was 85. Born on November 1,1929, in Chaptico, MD, the son of the late Henry L. Wathen, Sr. and Mary D. Owens, Bud grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and was a graduate of Eastern High School. After high school, he enlisted in the US Air Force and served during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Washington, D.C., where he attended George Washington University and began his career in the printing industry first at the US Government Printing Office and later in the private sector at Darby Printing, Editor's Press, Fawcett Printing, and Holladay-Tyler Printing. His long career as a printing executive included work with the White House Historical Society and the National Geographic Society. Having resided in Davidsonville, MD, since 1976, he moved to Kent Island in 2000.
      Bud was devoted to his family and greatly enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed following and discussing current events and watching sports, having been an avid Washington Redskins and Nationals fan.
      He is survived by his beloved wife of more than 50 years, Gini Wathen of Stevensville, MD; six children, Debbie Null (Eddie) of Manassas, VA; Kathy Hill (Shephard) of Great Falls, VA; Lynn Hocketstaller (Walter) of Centreville, VA; Julie Swenson of Santa Barbara, CA; Michael Wathen (Sandie) of Denver, CO, and Amy Park (Scott) of Stevensville, MD; and a sister Joan Clapper of Florida. His ten grandchildren, who brought immense joy to his life, are Laura, Jamie, Eric, Kaitlin, Priscilla, Cole, Bryce, Grace, Alex and Jackson.
      A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., at Christ Episcopal Church in Stevensville, MD, where immediately following there will be a time of fellowship in Shand Hall. Interment will be privately held at Broad Creek Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL, 32256, or woundedwarriorproject.org. For online condolences and directions, see www.fhnfuneralhome.com.

Joseph Gunde Passes Away


      Joseph Gunde "Poppy", 94, a four year resident of Davidsonville, MD and formerly of Bowie, MD and Washington, D.C., died on June 2, 2015 in Davidsonville of natural causes.
      Born on March 4, 1921 in Johnstown, PA to the late Frank and Agnes Stefanic Gunde, Joseph served in the U.S. Army as a Technician based in the Philippine Islands and later worked as a maintenance mechanic. He was a former parishioner of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. and was currently a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville. Joseph enjoyed woodworking, painting, gardening and following the University of Notre Dame athletic teams.
     
      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Spak Gunde who died on May 29, 1964, they were married on December 18, 1954; daughter, Shirley Gunde, an infant son, and son-in-law, Gary Poole. He is survived by his children, Francis (Diane) Gunde of Brooklyn, MD, Patricia Poole of Annapolis, MD, and Joseph (Peggy) Gunde of Davidsonville, MD; his grandchildren, Rachael (Daniel) Faulkner, Helen Carlson, Lauren and Jack Poole, and Gary Gunde; and four great grandchildren.
   
      Friends are invited to celebrate Joseph's life from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, June 10 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD and from 10 am until a Mass of Christian Burial is offered at 11 am on Thursday, June 11 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Burial will be at later date at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 (woundedwarriorproject.org) or Knights of Columbus Charities, One Columbus Plaza, New Haven, CT 06510 (kofc.org).
      To view or leave condolences,  go to:  
http://www.kalasfuneralhomes.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1603641

Janet Kain Passes Away


      Janet Houlihan Kain died surrounded by her family, on April 19, 2015, from complications following a fall she took while visiting her beloved brother and sister-in-law, Joe and June Houlihan in Northbrook, Illinois.
      Janet is survived by six of her children, Victoria K. Fretwell (Robert) of Annapolis, MD, John V. Kain (Nancy Lee) of Hagerstown, MD, Sara Kain Sale (James) of Baltimore, MD, Brian J. Kain (Lori Lynn Rubeling) of Emmitsburg, MD, Christopher J. Kain (Wei) of Parker, CO, Jan-Marie Kain (Albert W. Woodfield, III) of Galesville, MD; thirteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, her brother and sister-in-law, Joseph T. and June Houlihan, both of Northbrook, Illinois and sister-in-law Kathrene B. Houlihan of Bronxville, New York. She was preceded in death by her brother Daniel J. Houlihan, her sister, Rita Anne Houlihan, rc, her husband of 32 years, John W. Kain, their son Stephen W. Kain, their granddaughter Rita Marie Sale, and her good friend Nicholas J. Carroll.
      Janet was born on January 2, 1928 in Bronx, New York to Rita Marie and Joseph T. Houlihan. She graduated from the College of New Rochelle in 1949, where she remained a proud and active alumnus until her death. She received her Master's Degree in Education from Columbia University and taught briefly before marrying Jack Kain in 1952. Together they raised their seven children in Tuckahoe, New York, East Norwalk, Connecticut, Syracuse, New York and Crofton, Maryland. Janet returned to teaching in Syracuse in 1970 and then continued for 22 years, most of them as a treasured faculty member at Davidsonville Elementary School, Davidsonville, MD.
      Janet's life was centered in her family, her faith, and her passionate belief in women's equality, world peace and human justice. She was a founding incorporator of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Crofton, MD in 1976 and served as the first parish council president in addition to working on various committees within the church over the next 40 years. Janet and a group of fellow Catholic friends formed Ocean of Glory, a family faith community they shared for two decades. She continued to explore and support the role of women in the Catholic Church through her involvement with Mt. St. Agnes Theological Society in Baltimore, MD. After her retirement, Janet devoted her volunteer time to Network, a Catholic peace and justice lobby in Washington, D.C. She was an avid reader and active member of a cherished book club until her death. Janet was a loving, gracious, courageous and generous woman, beloved by all who were blessed to share in her life.
      A memorial Mass to remember and give thanks for Janet will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 1800 Seton Drive, Crofton, MD 21114. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to one of Janet's favorite charities, Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

    Recent Davidsonville home sales include a two story home on .9 acres at 924 Malvern Hill Drive sold by Dale Anderson to Ryan and Elizabeth Bortz for $$685,000.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Davidsonville Runners Win

ZOOMA HALF MARATHON & 10K (2,250 entrants), May 30, 2015

HALF MARATHON (1,014 finishers)

Age  40-44: Colleen Carroll, Davidsonville 1:50:01

10K (939 finishers)

Age  15-19: Amanda Wijntjes, Davidsonville 57:22

Virgil Brown Passes Away


      Virgil Mack "Buddy" Brown of Davidsonville, Maryland, departed this life on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
      He was born on February 3,1935 to the late Thomas and Lillian Brown. He leaves to mourn his loving and devoted wife of 58 years Jeanette Davis Brown, his devoted children, four sons, Timothy, Bruce, Virgil and Roland Brown, three daughters, Wanda, Vanessan Brown and Lisa Brown-Green, six grandchildren.
      Viewing will be held Thursday, June 4th 9:00 am until 10:00 am at William Reese & Sons Mortuary, P.A. 1922 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD. Funeral Services & Interment will be private at Lakemont Memorial Gardens at 11:00am.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Park and Ride Lot Moving Forward

    The work at the Park and Ride  has really stepped up in recent weeks.  The small area they have been working on for about two years now has a layer of gravel on top.  And,  they are now clearing trees nearby.  


Peacocks In Davidsonville & Riva

       For long time residents of Davidsonville,  seeing peacocks roaming the area and hearing their calls off in the woods in the distance  has been a common occurrence for several decades.

  From the Capital Gazette:
      It's been two weeks and still no sign of the peacock that walked up the driveway in Riva — past the  homes and a pointing neighbor — to stand in the yard of Darryl Christian and eat saltines.
      Then it walked away.  That was all.

      Some neighbors on Laurel Road saw it, too. Nobody has seen it since May 17.  At least, nobody has  said anything to Christian.
      "Who ever heard of a peacock here?" he said.
      Anyway, he's kept some crackers ready, and kept watching the yard, because the Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary is two miles away. Owner Sandy Carr said she would take another peacock.
      Already, the shelter has Gorgeous George, an 11-year-old male. Also a 7-year-old male volunteers call Gorgeous George because they can't tell them apart.     The female is easier, she's Henrietta.
      This gang, well, they're not always the most pleasant company, sometimes picking fights with the shiny hubcaps on the Ford pickup Carr drives.
      It must be better for peacocks in Davidsonville than in the suburbs, right? Carr might agree, but warns there are coyotes around.
      "Some other people have bought them in south county and they have run away," she said. "People go on the Internet. You can buy anything."
      You can also learn online, as Christian did, that peacocks may eat dog food.
      Carr suggested luring the loner to a shed or garage and keeping it inside for a rescue.    If anyone sees it again.
       "They're hard to catch," she said. "They fly like jets." Call Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary at 410-798-0193 if you see the peacock.
        Do not approach with hubcaps.

Kevin Mead Receives Scholarship

    Kevin Mead of Davidsonville,  a film and animation major in Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, received the Alfred I. and Ruby C Davis Leadership Award Scholarship during a recent ceremony.

Kendall Garden Receives Honor

    Kendall Garden of Davidsonville was among the students chosen to receive the Class of 1904 Award at Lehigh University's honors convocation.  Members of the Class of 1904 conceived the idea of establishing a scholarship fund in honor of their class.  This award is given to selected rising seniors on the basis of character, scholarship, qualifications indicating promise of future leadership and extracurricular activities.

Ashley Reddinger In Phi Kappa Phi

   Ashley Reddinger of Davidsonville has been accepted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society at the University of Maryland University College..

Zachary Wheeler In Phi Kappa Phi

    Zachery Wheeler of Davidsonville has been accepted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society at Salisbury University.