Monday, November 30, 2015

John Mazza At Towson U.

    John Mazza of Davidsonville is a freshman at Towson University and is on their Lacrosse team.  You can read his bio at:

Grant Maloof at Towson U.

    Grant Maloof of Davidsonville is a freshman at Towson University and is on their 2016 lacrosse roster.  You can read his bio at:

Liam Kelly At Yale U.

    Liam Kelly, sone of Chris and Marlene Kelly of  Davidsonville,  is a sophomore at Yale University and is on their Lacross roster.  You can read his bio at:

Friday, November 27, 2015

Matthew Frymark Graduates

    Matthew Frymark of Davidsonville graduated from Salisbury University Cum Laude with a bachelor of science degree in accounting and information systems.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on .91 acres at 212 Maple Creek Lane sold by Eric Seeger to Thomas and Kimberly Stroka for $690,000

2)    A two story home on 1.44 acres at 1406 Falls Run Court sold by Douglas Martin to Timothy and Wendy Cornell for $955,000.

Weekend Fun In D'Ville

One fun event this weekend is at Christmas on the Farm (2404 Jenniville Road, Davidsonville). From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, this farm will feature local retailers and designers, a perfect place to do your shopping. Some include Twisted Sisters, Little White Fashion Truck, Divine Details and Ethel Rose.
They also will have trees, wreaths, furniture, home decor, a photographer, a mobile fashion boutique, a local winery, and lots of gifts to start your holiday shopping.

Michael Strange At Monmouth U.

    As the Monmouth University Hawks close out their football season,  senior wide receiver Michael Strange from Davidsonville will also be wrapping up his college career.   The 6'5" 220 lb son of Mike and Carol Ann Strange is majoring in Pre-Med.
     Mike's bio and photos can be seen at:

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Kacie Longo At U. Of MD

    Kacie Longo, daughter of Ed and Karen Longo of Davidsonville  is a sophomore on the U. of  MD lacrosse roster for 2016.  She is majoring in Letters and Sciences.
    Kacie's bio can be read at:

    But,  lacrosse is not Kacie's only sport.  She was also voted Soccer Player Of The Year for Anne Arundel County and also was an indoor track standout.  You can read more about her at:

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Margaret Kackritz Passes Away

        Margaret Estelle (Nolan) Kackritz, a 44-year resident of Davidsonville, MD and previously of Bowie, MD, died on November 17, 2015. She was 87. She was born on December 4, 1927 in Baltimore, MD to the late Estelle and Bernard Nolan.
        Margaret worked at the Cannon Shoe Company, where she met her husband of 67 years, Gerhart Kackritz. She then worked for Washington Wholesale Distribution and the Mlobe Corporation as an accountant/bookkeeper. In 1971, Gerhart's sister and brother-in-law died unexpectedly leaving three children behind. Margaret and her husband welcomed those children, Anthony "Tony" and Gregory Ebel and Karen (Ebel) Seen into their home and raised them as their own. She also enjoyed doing genealogy for her family and husband and watching her great-nieces.
        In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband who died in 2005 and two brothers, Louis and Bernie Nolan. She is survived by Tony, Greg and Karen, all of Davidsonville; 16 other nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews.
        Friends may call at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD on Sunday, November 22 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm, where a funeral service will be held on Monday, November 23 at 10am. Interment Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Finksburg, MD. Online guestbook available at

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Margaret Kackritz Passes Away

Margaret Estelle Kackritz   of Davidsonville was born on December 4, 1927 and passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Michael Bussi At Quinnipiac U.

      Michael Bussi of Davidsonville is a freshman at Quinnipiac University in Hampden, CT.

Robbins and Rhode Win 10K

   There were 20,992 prticipants in the Across The Bay 10K.  Among the age group winners from Davidsonville were Karri Robbins,  45-49 female, and Mary Rhode, 60-64 female.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Derek Steele Passes Away

      Derek Anthony Steele, Jr., 32, of Annapolis, MD passed away at his home on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.
      Derek was born to Judy and Derek Steele, Sr. in Washington, DC on December 25, 1982. He was raised in Edgewater, MD by his parents, Judy and Carl Pagliaro. Derek loved boats, Florida and palm trees. He worked at Persimmon Point Marina as a Marine Mechanic.
      He is preceded in death by his grandparents; Thomas Powell, and Lou and Kathy Steele. Derek is survived by his daughter, Genessa Dixon of Grasonville, MD; his parents, Judy and Carl Pagliaro and Derek Steele, Sr. of Naples, FL; Grandmother, Barbara Powell and many loving family and friends.
      A memorial service will be held on November 21st, 2015 at 11 am at Chesapeake Christian Fellowship Church, 377 West Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations in Derek's memory can be made to a memorial fund in the name of his daughter, Genessa Dixon, c/o Judith Pagliaro at M&T Bank 15004235037402. An on line guest book is available at

Davidsonville Dance Parties

    The Davidsonville Dance Club hosts parties every other Saturday night at the DFRC.  Their schedule is at:
    The club's web site is at:

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Ann Kot Passes Away

      Ann M. Kot of Edgewater  was born on March 11, 1933 and passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2015.   
      Friends are invited to celebrate Ann's life from 6 to 8pm on Monday November 16 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home 2973 Solomons Island Rd. Edgewater MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am on Tuesday November 17 at Holy Family Catholic Church 826 W. Central Ave. Davidsonville MD. Interment at Fairfax Memorial Park.

Martha "Muffy" Heaton Passes Away

     Martha "Muffy" Heaton, 72, of Annapolis, formerly of Bowie & Davidsonville, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015. 
      Muffy was born April 4, 1943 to the late Elizabeth "Mimi" and William "Howdy" Howard, of Baltimore. Muffy was a lively, fun person to be around, enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and was loved by many. She will be sorely missed.
      Muffy is survived by her loving husband, Neal Heaton; devoted children, Tom (Maria), Patty & Suzanne Heaton; two brothers, Joe & Billy (Button) Howard; one sister, Betsy (Baxter) Holland; two grandchildren, Emmerson and Samuel Heaton; and many relatives and friends.
      A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, November 21, 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD 21401.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home with no basement on 1.13 acre at 721 Appomattox Rd. was sold by MC Hammer and Nail, LLC to Jason and Jennifer Lorentzen for $535,000.

2)    A two story home on .91 acre at 2702 Howard Grove Road was sold by William Karunaratne to Ronald Lee and Kara Freeman for $749,000

Friday, November 13, 2015

Steven Markuski At Champlain

Steven Markuski of Davidsonville is enrolledat Champlain College  in Burlington Vermont this year.

UMC Pastor Produces Plays

From the Capital Gazette:

Pastor Kyle Durbin describes the set of "Where Your Treasure Is," a family play he wrote 
and is producing this weekend at Centenary United Methodist Church in Shady Side. 
The Church is home to the newly created Shady Side Theater, where Pastor Durbin 
will produce several family-oriented plays and musicals each year. 
(By y Jerri Anne Hopkins / Correspondent)

Growing up in Davidsonville United Methodist Church, he knew from early childhood that he would likely be a pastor. What he didn't know until high school was that he was also destined for the theater.
"I was doing soccer and wrestling and jock stuff," Pastor Kyle Durbin said. "In my junior year, I went to my coach and said, 'I can't be on the team any more. I'm doing the play and I was cast as a drag queen.' Which was probably was one of the more unusual ways someone has dropped off a soccer team in high school."
After high school, Durbin attended the University of Maryland, College Park and earned a bachelor's in Theater. He then attended Wesley Theological Seminary and earned his Master of Divinity. He is currently working toward his D.Min (Arts and Theology) degree at Wesley.
Once he earned his M. Div., he returned to Davidsonville UMC as assistant pastor. There, he served as the founder and artistic director of Cornerstone Theater for eight years.

Last year, Durbin was assigned as Senior Pastor at Centenary UMC in Shady Side. Here he has begun a new chapter in his theater career, founding the Shady Side Theater at the church. He has already produced two plays and this weekend will present "Where Your Treasure Is,' a play he wrote. The cast of 24 includes small children up to senior citizens, all local talent. The show revolves around a chaotic family Thanksgiving dinner and includes a little mystery and a lot of fun.

Performances will be held at Centenary United Methodist Church, 6248 Shady Side Road in Shady Side, and are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20 with dinner included and served at 6 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. service. There is a special matinee performance on Sunday at 2 p.m. for $15, with light refreshments provided. Call 410-867-3085 or to make reservations. Proceeds benefit future performances of Shady Side Theatre and the ministries of Centenary UMC.
Pastor Durbin said Shady Side Theatre is an inclusive, all-ages, family ministry serving South County. "You don't have to go to our church to be in the theater company; you don't have to be a Christian to be in the theater company; you just have to like theater," he said. "The whole point is that it's always a family show. The company is hosted and sponsored by the church, but it's really for the whole community."

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sam Faddis Take On Topics

    Below is a link to an ABC2 article about Sam Faddis and his views on various subjects.

Elizabeth Luby Passes Away

      Elizabeth Margaret Luby, a resident of Davidsonville and previously of Edgewater and University Park, MD, died at home under family and hospice care following hospital treatment for a bowel obstruction and related ongoing conditions.
      Born on May 7, 1929 in Paisley, Scotland, Elizabeth completed her secondary education at St. Margaret's Convent School. During World War II, her hometown was the target of several German air raids. As a girl she lived through nightly blackouts and numerous trips to the bomb shelter while her father served as a local air raid marshal.
      She immigrated to Canada and then the United States in 1951 at the age of 21. Following a brief tenure as a nanny for a wealthy Canadian family, Elizabeth moved to Washington, DC where she took a secretarial position at the British Embassy. She met her future husband, Michael Luby, in 1953 and they were married in October of that same year. Betty was employed as a secretary and then procurement specialist at the University of Maryland from 1962 until her retirement in 1984. She especially enjoyed her assignment to procure athletic uniforms for the school's sports teams and fondly remembered a "secret" call from legendary basketball coach, Lefty Driesell, to select and acquire a flashy new uniform for the team in the 1970's. With her staff status the family became season ticket holders for Maryland football and basketball teams and she soon joined in sharing a family passion for these teams, traveling frequently with her husband to events including ACC basketball tournaments, football road games and the Orange Bowl.
      She was a longtime member of St. Mark's the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hyattsville, MD from the early 1950's until 1983 where she sang in the choir and participated in many church organizations. In addition to singing, one of her favorite hobbies was cake decorating. She made many beautiful cakes for weddings and other special occasions for family and friends over the years.
      In 1983, Betty and her husband moved to Edgewater where she lived on the Chesapeake Bay at Saunders Point until 2012. During these years, she attended Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville where she volunteered with the church's Lazarus Committee providing luncheons for families and guests following funeral services. She also volunteered at a local crisis pregnancy center. Her principal activity during the 1980's and 90's though centered on helping with the care of her grandchildren to whom she was especially devoted.
      She resided with her son and daughter-in-law in Davidsonville from 2012 until the time of her death on November 4, 2015
      Mrs. Luby was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Michael Grattan Luby in 2008. She is survived by her son, Michael J. Luby of Davidsonville; and two grandsons, Michael G. Luby of Edgewater and Vincent Luby of Davidsonville.
      Family and friends may join in the celebration of her life on Thursday, November 12 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. A funeral Mass will be offered on Friday November 13 at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256, or Little Sisters of the Poor, 4200 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC 20017-1511. An online guest book is available at

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sam Faddis Announces Bid

From the Capital Gazette:
Flanked by several Anne Arundel County Republicans,  Davidsonville resident Sam Faddis announced Monday he will seek the congressional seat in District 5.
He's one of four candidates making their future political plans known this week.
Faddis is attempting to beat longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, who has held the seat since 1981. The district covers five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's and parts of Prince George's and Anne Arundel, including Bowie and Crofton.
State Sen. Ed Reilly, R-Crofton, led the Faddis event, where County Executive Steve Schuh also spoke.
Del. Nic Kipke, R-Pasadena, and Council Chairman Jerry Walker, R-Crofton, attended, as well as Michelle Corkadel and Jonathan Boniface, who are both running for County Council in areas that include the congressional district.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Sam Faddis To Announce For House

- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015
DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (AP) - Former CIA manager Sam Faddis is scheduled to announce his campaign for Congress.
Faddis is set to launch his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Maryland’s 5th Congressional District on Monday in Davidsonville.
It’s a seat Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer has held since 1981.
Faddis is a 20-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency. He worked as a senior manager and operations officer overseas.
Faddis is the author of three books of fiction about CIA counterterrorism operations. He now works as a consultant. He is president of Orion Strategic Services LLC, a security and consulting company that provides services to government and private enterprise. 

Jean Stanek Passes Away

      Jean Shepherd Stanek, 82,of Davidsonville, MD passed away on October 28, 2015 after suffering severe bouts of pain and organ failure.
      Jean was born in Washington, DC. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School, Texas Lutheran College and Troy State University where she earned a Master's degree in International Relations. Jean worked as a secretary-steno for various U.S. government agencies in Washington, DC; San Antonio and Austin, TX; and Ramstein, Germany. She retired from the U.S. Department of Energy in 1996. Jean was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed playing bells with her church bells ensemble. She also enjoyed training her three German Shepherds: Jake, Klaus, and Smokey, and her two Labradors. While living in Texas, Jean became a motorcyclist and traveled all over the state. A great joy in her life was the three years she spent living in Germany and traveling throughout Europe.
      Jean is survived by her husband, Wayne Stanek; her sons, Donald Stone of Parkton, MD and Michael Stone of Crownsville, MD; and four grandchildren, Andrew, Courtney, Joseph and Angela.         Friends are invited to celebrate Jean's life on Wednesday, November 11, beginning at 11am at the Community United Methodist Church, 1690 Riedel Road, Crofton, MD. Interment will be at 11:30 on November 16 at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.

Robbins and Rhode Win

    Twenty five thousand runners took part in the 10K Bridge Run on Sunday.  The winners from Anne Arundel Co. were:
COUNTY AGE-GROUP WINNERS: Male, 10-14, Jordan Miller, Annapolis, 38:07; 15-19, Connor Joyce, Annapolis, 35:36; 35-39, Todd Warner, Crofton, 37:36; 50-54, Matthew Reinhart, Crownsville, 35:50; 70-and-over, Merel Maffei, Annapolis, 49:51.
Female, 20-24, Elisa Heacock, Annapolis, 39:44; 35-39, Melissa Vias, Severn, 41:39; 45-49, Kerri Robbins, Davidsonville, 41:40; 60-64, Mary Rhode, Davidsonville, 47:20.
      For complete race results,  go to:

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 1.41 acres at 2912 Johnson Dr. was sold by Blanche Hunton to the Richard Barrett LLC for $325,000.

2)    A two story home on 1.05 acres  at 2744 Swann Way was sold by John Trelease to Timothy and Rachel Frost for $575,000.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Chris Van Hollen In D'Ville

    Saturday morning, U. S. Representative Chris Van Hollen will attend the Chesapeake Harvest and Wine Reception, a fundraiser sponsored by Women for Van Hollen.
    The event is being hosted from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. by Polly Pittman and Tom Croghan at their Vineyards at Dodon, 391 Dodon Road in Davidsonville.
    Tickets start at $25. Reservations are requested. Contact Rachel at or Erin Castleberry at

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Steller Riding Web Site

    To read about a Davidsonville   horse farm and riding school,  go to:

All Hallows Cemetery

From the Capital-Gazette

As the only grave marker of its kind at All Hallows' Brick Church cemetery, it stands out. A slab of white marble on five legs just outside the east end of the Church, it looks more like a dining table than a gravestone. Its only inscription is the enigmatic phrase, "My Louisa."
As a child, attending All Hallows with my family, I was fascinated by "My Louisa."
Who was she? When did she die? Why such a mysterious inscription? Who loved her enough to set up such a memorial?
To read more about Louisa and the All Hallows cemetery,  go to:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bethany Edmondson On Dean's List

      Bethany Edmondson of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at the University of Rhode Iasland.

Connor Cox On Dean's List

          Connor Cox of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at the University of Dayton.

Kyle Pizzi On Dean's List

      Kyle Pizzi of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at the University of Delaware.

Gregory Palmer On Dean's List

      Gregory Palmer of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at the University of Delaware.

Ruby Jarvis On Dean's List

      Ruby Jarvis of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at the University of Delaware.

Taylor Havens On Dean's List

    Taylor Havens of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at the University of Delaware.

Christopher Edgar On Dean's List

      Christopher Edgar of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at the University of Delaware.

Kevin Mead On Dean's List

     Kevin Mead of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

No Salt Barn For Davisonville

 From the Capital Gazette:
    The State Highway Administration won't be building a salt barn at the Route 50-Davidsonville Road interchange, the agency announced Monday.
    "That is good news. It's great," said Mark Scible whose family has worked the property for generations. The state bought a few acres of the farm in the 1950s for a Route 50 exit that was never built and that was where a salt barn was proposed.
    "I want to thank everybody who helped us, and the community for supporting us," Scible said.
    The SHA wanted to build a 10,000-ton salt storage facility to help supply snow removal operations, but the project had met with vocal opposition from the community.
    Instead of building the barn, SHA Administrator Greg Johnson plans to review winter maintenance operations and focus on maximizing the capacity of existing salt facilities across the state. "Our goal is to ensure our roads are safe during winter travel while making the best use out of Maryland taxpayers' dollars," Johnson said.
    The SHA, in a written statement, said the decision the will have no immediate impact on winter operations as the reserve salt barn was not funded for construction so it would not have been available this winter or even the next.
    "Oh my gosh. Wow. Wow," said William Doepkins, when told of the news. "I was still holding my breath trying to get everyone on board. Now Davidsonville can get back to what it is."
    He owns the farm across from Y Worry. His family sold the property to their cousins, the Scibles.
    County Council Chairman Jerry Walker, R-Crofton, was also encouraged by the news, as was County Executive Steve Schuh.
    "I am thrilled," Walker said. "And happy Gov. Hogan listened to the citizens in the area. It is good to hear they are going to not build the barn. Now we need to continue to press the state to sell the land back to the Scibles so they don't have to go through this again."
    Mark Scible said it was heartwarming to see the community rally around their cause, which included an overflowing crowd at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center for a meeting in early September.
    "It makes you feel good, to see all the comments from people about what the pumpkin patch and Christmas tree stand means to them. You can take that stuff for granted. I didn't realize how much people care."
    If the SHA needs to move salt resources in the event of an extreme winter, it will continue to take salt from other nearby facilities. There are 94 salt domes and barns used to maintain nearly 17,000 lane miles of road across Maryland. In Anne Arundel County, the SHA has salt domes and barns in Annapolis, Odenton, Tracys Landing and Southdale. There are also two in Glen Burnie.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Charles Faddis Is Candidate

The first Anne Arundel County resident to file for candidacy in the 5th congressional district will formally make the announcement Nov. 9.
Charles Faddis, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer, has an event scheduled that Monday at the Comfort Inn Conference Center in Bowie. The Davidsonville resident filed for candidacy March 30, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections.
Faddis is the second Republican registered to in the race and the only local resident to seek the seat so far. The district includes parts of Prince George's, St Mary's and Calvert counties, along with Bowie, Crofton and the southern portion of Anne Arundel.
In the GOP primary, Faddis is up against Mark Arness, who represents Calvert County. Kristen Beck, of Prince George's, is running against incumbent Steny Hoyer, who has held the seat since 1981.
Faddis worked in the CIA for 20 years, retiring in 2008 . He served as the chief of the first intelligence team in advance of the 2003 Iraq War. Prior to that he was chief of operations in south Asia from 1999 to 2001.
He's also written several books abased on his experience including Operation Hotel California, an account of agency actions in advance of the Gulf War.
Maryland's primary for congressional and presidential elections will held on April 26.