Saturday, December 31, 2016

Lights Of Kindness Results

The Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County Lights of Kindness event, held at Homestead Gardens, Dec. 1 to 4, raised $10,974 for the Rotary Club and for the 12 participating charities named by sponsoring businesses. The top three charities' decorated trees, based on public voting, received special recognition. Funds will be used for these organizations' charitable programs.
The top three vote-getters were the trees decorated by the Grants 4 Teachers program (first place - $1,093), by the Helping Hands from a Grateful Nation (second place - $725), and by St. Andrew's Food Pantry for the Hungry of South County (third place - $707).

In the case of Rotary Club, proceeds will benefit a food program that provides nourishing weekend food supplies to more than 150 needy children in Southern Anne Arundel County during the school year. Food has been purchased, sorted, packed and distributed, with the cooperation of elementary schools Edgewater, Lothian, Shady Side and Traceys, by a crew of volunteers and Rotary Club members. The program fills a gap for children who benefit from nutritious meals at the schools on weekdays during the school year but need help with weekend meals.

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Edna Wilkins Passes Away

     Edna Marie Wilkins, 77, a 15 year resident of Gambrills and previously of Davidsonville, passed away December 28, 2016 of heart failure at her residence after a short illness.
     Born in Jersey City, NJ on September 9, 1939, Edna attended the University of Maryland where she belonged to the Delta Gamma Sorority. In the 1980's-90's, she worked for Niermann-Weeks. A member of the National Honor Society, Edna enjoyed painting china, country inns, B & B's and was an avid reader. She traveled widely and twice lived in Germany and once in England.
     Preceded in death by her son, Christopher, Edna is survived by her husband Mel, her husband of 56 years, and her daughter Laurie.
     Visiting hours will be on Saturday, December 31 from 10AM-12noon, followed by a funeral service at noon, at Hardesty Funeral Home, 851 Annapolis Road, Gambrills. Interment will follow in Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Louise Thomas Winning In Tennis

    A. A. County players made a good showing in the annual tennis rankings of the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section.
    In the women's open doubles, county women hold seven of the top 10 rankings with Pam Cahouet (Annapolis) and Johanna Mitterhammer (Annapolis) in first place and Heather Herman (Severna Park) and Louise Thomas (Davidsonville) in second. Between them, they won both of the AACTA tournaments this year. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Stanley Chaney Passes Away

    Stanley Lee Chaney, Jr., 72, a resident of Riva, MD for more than twenty-five years and previously of Berwyn Heights, MD, died on Saturday, December 24 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.
    Born on February 9, 1944 in Washington, D.C. to the late Pauline and Stanley Lee Chaney, Stan graduated from John Carroll High School and later served in the U.S. Army. He was an elevator mechanic with Otis Elevator until his retirement. Stan was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, MD and I.U.E.C. Local 10. He was an avid Redskins fan, enjoyed boating, vacationing in Rehoboth Beach and loved spending time with his family.
     Stan was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Carolyn "Beanie" Chaney in 2014. He is survived by his son, David Ricardo Lee Chaney of Riva, MD; his sister, Peggy Stanton of Waldorf, MD; his brothers-in-law, Michael (Denise) Cushman of Mandeville, LA and David (Gloria) Cushman of Southern Pines, NC: his nephew, Michael (Joyce) Dickerson and many other nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will miss him and the many family events that were so much a part of Stan's life. But we rejoice in Stan's reunion with his beloved wife, Carolyn in the arms of God in heaven.
     Friends are invited to celebrate Stan's life from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, December 29 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Friday, December 30 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Interment will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Emma Moore At Dickinson

    Emma Moore is a freshman at Dickinson College and is on this year's soccer team.  Her bio can be read at:

Carol Pressey Passes Away

Carol Pressey, M.D.
May 9, 1955 - Dec. 15, 2016
All are invited to come share in a Celebration of Life, 
Jan. 14, 2 PM 
Davidsonville United Methodist Church, MD 214 at MD 424.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Rural Conservation Bill Faces Opposition

 Steve Schuh's proposed bill to limit development in rural areas,  such as South County, has a questionable future before the county council.  Read the details at:

Monday, December 19, 2016

Patricia Young Passes Away

    Patricia Anne "Pat" Young of Davidsonville, Maryland passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016.
    Pat was a mathematician with the Department of Defense at Ft. Meade, MD from 1971 until 2013. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Hope College in 1969, her Master of Science from the University of Illinois in 1971 and her Master of Philosophy from the George Washington University in 1980. Patricia was a founding member of the Bay Winds Band, a long time donor and patron of the Washington National Opera, and she was a member of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society and the Washington Capitals Fan Club. Her interests included music, opera, the clarinet, art and art history, genealogy, ice hockey and German language and culture.
    Pat is the wife of the late William Laurence Young; mother of Laurence Edward Young of Goleta, CA and Thomas Alexander Young of Lynnwood, WA. Pat is also survived by a sister-in-law Marcia Cribbs and her husband Francis of Torrance, CA, a nephew, Michael Cribbs and his wife So-Mi of Canberra, Australia and her nieces, Carol Cribbs of Reston, VA, Linda Cribbs of New Ross, IN, Patricia Cribbs of San Diego, CA and Tia Cribbs of Canberra, Australia.
     In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to support Washington National Opera at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. If mailing a check, please make payable to Washington National Opera and include on the notes section of the check, "Patricia Young Memorial." Contributions can be made over the phone by calling (202) 416-8041 or sent to the attention of Jenny Questell at The Kennedy Center, PO Box 101510, Arlington, VA 22210

Lawrence Winkler Passes Away

Lawrence Winkler "Larry," 89, a resident of Annapolis and a former longtime resident of Washington, D.C. died on Wednesday, December 14 in Annapolis. Born on September 2, 1927, in St. Louis, MO to the late Sam and Mildred Winkler, Larry served in the U.S. Navy and later earned a Ph.D. He was a professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for many years and in his spare time enjoyed flying and golfing. 

Larry was preceded in death by his wife of 22 years, Barbara Winkler and his wife of 33 years, Glenda Winkler and his daughter, Andrea Wise. 

He is survived by his son, Doug (Pattie) Winkler of Davidsonville, MD; his sister, Ruth Mariam of St. Louis, MO and his grandchildren, Brendan, Kelsey and Angela; .

Friends are invited to celebrate Larry's life on Tuesday, December 20 from 5 to 7 pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, December 21 at 1 pm at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Interment will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1850 York Rd., Ste D, Timonium, MD 21093. Online condolences may be made by clicking the t.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Ronald Bonolis Passes Away

    Bonolis, Ronald Carroll, "Ron", died suddenly at his home on Kent Island, Saturday, December 9, 2016, he was 76.
    Ron was born in Baltimore in 1940 and grew up in Annapolis since the age of 6. He attended St. Mary's school and Annapolis High School. Ron married his wife, Billie Jo Bonolis in March 1977. He retired from Lee Olds/Swanson after 25 years as Sales Manager. He lived in Davidsonville since 1978 until moving to Kent Island in July 2016. Ron enjoyed his family, having them together at home for all kinds of parties or simply quiet time at home. He loved being with his children and grandkids more than they will ever know. He loved to travel and in his younger days he loved hunting, fishing, rifle shooting, racing cars, dancing and NASCAR.
    Ron was predeceased by a son, Michael Stephen Bonolis and his parents, Audrey Phipps and Kenneth Phipps. In addition to his wife, Ron is survived by his sons; Ronald William Bonolis, Kenneth David Bonolis, Richard Braxton Bonolis and Joseph David Prosey. Daughter-in-laws; Carolyn Bonolis, Tammy Prosey, Cindy Capparatto and Donna Bonolis. Grandchildren; Michael Bonolis, Stephen Bonolis, Joe Prosey, Brandon Prosey, Jessica Bonolis, Ken Bonolis, Richard Bonolis and Billy Bonolis. Also surviving him is a great grandson, Michael Camden Bonolis and his sisters; Deb Creel and Denise Biles.
    Friends will be received on Friday, December 16th from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. at John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis on Saturday, December 17th at 9:00 a.m. Interment Glen Haven Memorial Park.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mary Veath Passes Away

    Mary Patricia "Pat" Vaeth, 83, a 25-year resident of Annapolis and previously of Davidsonville, MD, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2016 at her home following a 3-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
    Born on May 17, 1933 in Baltimore, MD to the late Jesse and Anna Resau, Pat graduated from the former Seton High School and continued her education at Anne Arundel Community College. She began her career with the U.S. Department of the Air Force in the Air Research and Development Command. She left that job to pursue her life's passion of making a comfortable home for her husband, Jerry and their four children. Once her children were in school, Pat went to work as a secretary for the Anne Arundel County Board of Education. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling and attending Red Hat Society events. She also was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Moose Lodge.
    Pat was preceded in death by her son, Martin E. "Marty" Vaeth, grandson, Brian Highsmith and a brother, Robert Resau. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Emmett J. "Jerry" Vaeth, Sr.; two sons, Emmett (Gayle) J. "Jay" Vaeth, Jr. of Centerville, MD and William Brian Vaeth of Owings, MD; one daughter, Nancy (Patrick Rooney) V. Highsmith of Port Republic, MD; four grandsons: Jared, Jeremy, Michael and Carson Vaeth; three granddaughters: Courtney and Katelynn Highsmith and Kristin Vaeth and five great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to celebrate Pat's life with her family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, December 19 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD.
    A Memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 20 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035. Inurnment at Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122 or Holy Family Catholic Church. Online condolences and tributes may be offered at:

Grant Maloof At Towson U.

     Grant Maloof, son of Robert and susan Maloof  of Davidsonville is a sophomore at Towson U. and is on their 2017 lacrosse roster.         You can view his bio at:

Billy O'Hara At UMBC

    Billy O'Hara,  the son of  George and Kerry O'Hara of Davidsonville is a junior at UMBC and is on their 2017 lacrosse roster.    You can view his bio at:

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Final Split of Hunting Season Begins

    The hunter's shotguns will be heard in the coming weeks as the final split of the Duck Season will run from Dec. 13 through Jan. 28.    The final split of Canada Goose Season will run Dec. 16 through Jan. 28 with a daily bag limit of 2 and possession limit of 6.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Kim Aluisi Passes Away

      Kim DiGiovanni Aluisi, a noted Annapolis lawyer known for her love of family, friends, and celebrations, lost her ferocious 18-month battle against pancreatic cancer on Monday, December 5, 2016, peacefully in her home. She was 56. 
      Kim's life revolved around putting others first. She instantly built connections with people, welcoming them into her Monticello Drive home. During her holiday celebrations, she always included neighbors, extended family, and longtime friends. Kim graduated from Elizabeth Seton High School, University of Maryland, and University of Baltimore School of Law. Well known for her work in family law, she was also named by The Daily Record as one of the Top 100 Women in Maryland Business 2016. 
      She leaves behind her beloved husband, retired Prince George's County Sheriff James V. Aluisi; her son, Prince George's County Police Detective Frank DiGiovanni; mother, Frances E. DeLargo; sister, Laura Priolo; brother, Anthony Dawson, nieces, and nephews. 
      A Memorial Mass will be offered on Wednesday, December 14, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Annapolis Lighthouse Shelter ( or Hospice of the Chesapeake ( Online condolences may be made at:

Edward Lakitsky Passes Away

      Edward P. "Ed" Lakitsky, 88, a 40-year resident of Davidsonville, MD and previously of Brookhaven, PA, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2016 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.             Born on May 10, 1928 in Freeland, PA, Ed served in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War veteran. He graduated from MMI Preparatory School in Freeland and Penn State's Forestry School before receiving his Master's Degree from Drexel University. Ed began his career at General Electric, then transferred to Westinghouse and later to the U.S. Department of the Navy where completed a 33-year career as a Naval Architect for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). 
      Ed was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the American Legion, Toastmasters International, NAVSEA's Fishing Club and the Ruritan Club in Davidsonville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, auto refurbishing and gardening. 
      Ed is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jean Lakitsky, one son, Edward Lakitsky of Davidsonville and one daughter, Andrea Lakitsky of Edgewater, two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. 
      Friends are invited to celebrate Ed's life with his family on Tuesday, December 13 from 10:00 a.m. until a Memorial Mass is offered at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035. Inurnment will be at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church. Online condolences and tributes may be offered at:

River Farm Park Archeological Dig

River Farm Park, a working farm for many years, is now part of the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary which is a site in Lothian owned by Anne Arundel County.
This spring and summer, archaeologists from the county, the state, the Archaeological Society of Maryland and the Lost Towns Project investigated a Native American village site at River Farm. More than 100 people, most of them volunteers, excavated test units, found more than a dozen features and recovered thousands of artifacts that span at least 10,000 years.    To read more about this,  go to:

South County Concert Dec. 14

Enjoy an evening of holiday carols with Tenora (award-winning tenors Jason Catron, Mark David Williams and David Wise) on Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. at Southern High School, 4400 Solomons Islands Road in Harwood, presented by the South County Concert Association.
The concert is free to subscribers of the South County Concert Association, Anne Arundel Community Concert Association and the Maryland Concert Series. There is a $20 admission fee for the general public. For additional information, contact F. R. Gouin at 301-789-3295 or visit

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Molly Coyle At College Of Chareston

    Molly Coyle,  daughter of  Steven and Carmela Coyle of Davidsonville is a freshman at the College of Charleston and is on their equestrian team.  Her bio can be read at:

Monday, December 5, 2016

Emily Proctor At Slippery Rock U.

Emily Proctor is a freshman at Slippery Rock U. and on their soccer team.  Here is what the school soccer team web site says about her.

Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown / High School: Davidsonville, Maryland / South River
Club Team: Davidsonville Warriors
Intended Major: Exploratory
Emily at a Glance: Emily was a four-year starter at South River. She had a career-year during her senior year as the team captain earned second team all-state honors in addition to second team all-metro honors by the Washington Post. She finished her career at South River as a three-time all-county selection. In the classroom, Emily was a two-year member of the National Honor Society, who was a mainstay on the South River Honor Roll as well as a four-time winner of the Minds In Motion Scholarly award.
Coach Griggs on Emily: "Emily's addition to the program will strengthen and deepen an already quality goalkeeper core with her professional training mentality and willingness to improve every day," Griggs said. "Emily's attitude towards training and competing will help to foster a competitive training environment and will play a major role in the goalkeeping unit. We expect her to adjust quickly to this level of play with her natural athleticism and high level of coachability."
Why Emily Chose Slippery Rock: "I loved the competitiveness of the team and the atmosphere between the girls on the team," she said.

Julianna Brown at George Mason U.

    Julianna Brown, daughter of Rob and Maddie Brown of Davidsonville, is a freshman at George Mason U. and is on their lacrosse team.

Marissa Brown At Richmond U.

    Marissa Brown,  daughter of Rob and Maddie Brown of Davidsonville, is a sophomore at Richmond U. and is a midfielder on their lacrosse team for 2017.  Her bio can be read at:

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Composting May Come To D'ville

From the Capital-Gazette:
County Council Bill 75-16 would make it possible for Veteran Compost, an Aberdeen-based composting business, to open a location in Davidsonville focused on composting horse manure. The company has a $350,000 state grant to open a composting demonstration site and public education center on a 100-acre farm owned by Homestead Gardens and plans to invest $200,000 of its own money into the project.
"There's a tremendous opportunity to serve the environment," said Brian Riddle, owner of Homestead Gardens.
Neighbors of the site say they're all for composting but they worry that the regulations offered under the proposal won't do enough to protect them against potential consequences such as odor, truck traffic and water contamination.
"None of us is against composting," said Dee Davis, president of the Governors Manor Community Association, which represents a neighborhood down the street from the proposed composting site. "We just don't know if this is the right location to do composting."
At a recent council hearing, about a half-dozen residents said they were not comfortable with the bill as it exists and asked council members not to approve it unless additional protections could be added.
Davidsonville resident Kate Fox said the council should spend more time on the zoning change.
"I'm wondering, what's the rush on this?" she asked. "I urge you to not pass this bill, and let's rework it."
The bill, sponsored by Councilman Jerry Walker, R-Crofton, would allow composting of materials classified as Tier 1 and Tier 2 under state law on land zoned rural agricultural. Tier 1 materials include yard waste such as leaves and twigs, while Tier 2 includes food scraps, nonrecyclable paper, manure and compostable products.
The measure has changed several times in response to community concerns.
Council members amended the bill to limit the size of composting operations to 10 acres and a maximum of 25 percent of a plot of land. They also decided to ban composting of dead animals brought from off site, as well as industrially produced food processing materials such as chicken and seafood scraps.
And they added a provision that would require composting facilities to abide by fire prevention code requirements set by the fire marshal.
Most of the setback requirements mirror the state's: composting facilities would have to be at least 300 feet from a dwelling not owned by the owner of the composting facility and 100 feet from water sources such as wells and streams. The legislation would require more distance — 100 feet as opposed to the state-mandated 50 feet — between the facility and property lines.
Council members have until Jan. 7 to vote the bill up or down before it expires. They will discuss the legislation at their next council meeting, held Monday at 7 p.m. in the Arundel Center.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

William A. White Passes Away

William A. White  was born on September 29, 1926 and passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.
William was a resident of Annapolis, Maryland at the time of his passing.
William graduated from Anacostia High School.
He attended college in Florida prior to serving in the United States Army.
He was married to Dorothy A. White.
Friends are invited to celebrate William's life on Thursday, December 1 from 4 to 7pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, December 2 at 11:00am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave, Davidsonville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena MD 21122.

Davidsonville Web Cam

    There is an ol-line camera at Dodon Farm for viewing current weather conditions.

Davidsonville Pictures

    You can see various pictures of Davidsonville people and events at:

Dr. Kevin Clark

    Dr. Kevin Clark is a pediatrician in Davidsonville, Maryland and is affiliated with Anne Arundel Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Kentucky College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 74 doctors at AAMC who specialize in Pediatrics.    His office is at 2772 Rutland Road, Davidsonville, MD 21035

Visit Santa In Mayo

The Kiwanis Club of Commodore Mayo will hold its annual "Breakfast with Santa" on Sunday. Their famous Buffet Breakfast will be served between 8 and 11 a.m.
Santa will be receiving children all morning and his reindeer will be there to help, thanks to the Key Club of South River High School. The breakfast is open to everyone. Small gifts will be provided.
Admission for adults is $6; children under 10 will see Santa and have breakfast for free. The club also will accept non-perishable food items for the local Food Link.
For more information, contact Tim Laur at or 410-279-3877.

Pets Can Visit Santa

    Rude Ranch Animal Rescue and the Spay Spa & Neuter Nook host their annual Photos with Santa event on Dec. 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Crunchies Pet Foods, 2421 Crofton Lane in Crofton (off Rt. 3 South).
    Bring your dog, cat, ferret, hamster, kids and other family members to have photos taken with Santa. Prices start at $14. That includes a 4x6 portrait and an ornament.
For an extra $10 donation, the family can take an SD card with the photos with them. Proceeds benefit the Rude Ranch Animal Rescue in Harwood, the Spay Spa & Neuter Nook in Davidsonville, and their programs.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Santa At Homestead

Santa Claus Visits Davidsonville

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Navigation

    A visit to Homestead Gardens is more than your average holiday shopping trip – it is an experience that will leave young and old alike in awe. There’s no place like Homestead Gardens at Christmas…where magic is found and traditions begin!
10am – 4pm – Visit Santa Claus
12pm – 4pm – Live Music from Sean Lane
12pm – 3pm – Burton Farnsworth, Food Artist, molds Chocolate
Grab a hot beverage at Java2U!
Serving Coffee, Hot Chocolate & More!

Jilliann Ulery to Play For Mountaineers

Jillian Ulery, Field Hockey Midfielder in blue.

Jilliann Ulery of Davidsonville has committed to play field hockey for the Appalachian State West Virginia Mountaineers next year.  

Jilliann scored six goals and five assists during her high school career.  She earned first team All-Anne Arundel County honors and Anne Arundel County Coaches All-County first team honors.  She  was a member of the Senior Maryland All-Star team and The Capital All-County first team and led her team to a 4A Maryland State Championship.  She  was a three-time Anne Arundel County Champion and also  was the 2015 Festival Pool Winner and the NIT Pool Winner.  She finished third at the Disney Showcase   and  was crowned the RCC Champion.

Jilliann, born April 30, 1999,  is the . daughter of Beth and Scott Ulery and  plans to major in Psychology and minor in Art.   She has siblings  Madalyn, Gabrielle and Benjamin Ulery.  Her sister Madalyn played field hockey for the University of Maryland and was a three-time B1G Champion.  Her sister Gabrielle played field hockey at Lafayette College.

Jingle Bell Walk and Run Sat.

Saturday morning, the sound of jingle bells will fill the air as runners and walkers alike lace up in an event which will ultimately fund Ovarian and Lung Cancer programs and research. The Fifth Annual DeCesaris/Prout Cancer Foundation Jingle Bell Run & Walk of Annapolis will take place at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Park Road, at 9 a.m. With a 5K Run course as well as a 3K Walk course along the scenic trails of Quiet Waters Park, families are encouraged to attend. Kids under 12 are free with a paid adult. Prizes will be given to race winners in each age group and to those "best dressed" in the spirit of the holidays. Participants and supporters should plan to stay and enjoy the Wellness Marketplace with raffles and refreshments from Baltimore Coffee and Tea, and Robeks. To register, volunteer or learn more about the event visit .

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include a one story home with no basement at 737 E. Appomattox Rd sold by Herman Stanley to Adam and Ashley Keres for $400,000.

Tree Decorating Contest

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Free State Fly Fishers' Dec. Meeting

     The Free State Fly Fishers' will hold their "Holiday Dinner" on Dec. 7 at Mike's Crab House on the South River at the  Riva Road Bridge. Details are at

Beard and Stachitas Married

    Jonathan Beard and Jessica Stachitas were married at Fairview Farm in Davidsonville on Oct. 15, 2016.   You can read about the couple and their wedding at:

Elizabeth Duswalt At Bucknell U.

Elizabeth Duswalt of Davidsonville is a goalie on the Bucknell University lacrosse team for 2017.  The daughter of Jim and Tern Duswalt of Davidsonville letter in both field hockey and lacrosse at South River High.  She is majoring in international relations and French and was a member of the 2015 Patriot League Academic honor roll.

She has pictures on the Bucknell roster web page and her bio can be read at:

Christmas Cards For Soldiers

 sponsored by Knights of Columbus South County Council #8251 
in support of the Men and Women of the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. 
Our goal is to mail 2,000 plus cards this year. We ask that you purchase one or more boxes of Christmas Cards (20+). Personalize your cards and address the envelopes to: A Special Soldier, U.S. Army. You may bring the cards to Holy Family Church. A collection box will be in the Narthex until December 5th. Your efforts will be most appreciated in supporting this worthwhile program to provide a joyous greeting and continued welcome of encouragement to our incredible soldiers of the U.S. Army.

Santa At HFCC On Dec. 18

At Holy Family Catholic Church
Save the date! Sunday, December 18th 
after all the Masses in Unity Hall. 
$5 at the door for all you can eat breakfast. 
Bring your camera for a picture with Santa

Monday, November 28, 2016

Recent Farm Sale

A 35.3 acre parcel of land at 1176 Old Davidsonville Rd was sold by Robert Gaug to B & B Farm LLC for $995,000

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sarah King Is Field Hockey Player of the Year

South River's Sarah King isn't exactly taking it easy during her senior year.
While a lot of seniors are taking just a few classes to wind down their high school careers, King is taking five Advanced Placement classes as she prepares for the next phase of her educational career at Yale next year.
Somehow, King found the time to be a key contributor on the state championship field hockey team. She was such a vital part of the championship run, she has earned Capital Gazette Communications Player of the Year honors.
King's numbers don't jump off the stat sheet, but for a team that went 7-0 in one-goal games, so much of what she did that didn't show up in the box score was needed for the Seahawks to win their first state title since 2012.
"I can't imagine the success that we had this year happening without her," Seahawks' coach Megan Atkinson said. "Not because she scored a goal every once in a while. She might not have had the highest stats, but in the field you noticed her. She had incredible skill. She could carry the ball down the field, she had power and she was a key part of what we were trying to do."
King finished the season with 15 goals and four assists. She had four goals in her first three games, which included matchups with powerful out-of-conference teams Westminster and Archbishop Spalding. She had three goals in a victory over defending county champion and eventual 3A state champion Chesapeake, then had five goals and two assists in the playoffs. She had the perfect cap to her season and career when she scored three goals in a 6-0 victory over Winston Churchill in the Class 4A state final at Washington College.
"On the field, her speed and ball-handling are dangerous, but couple that with her unrelenting effort and she was a major weapon for the Seahawks," Atkinson said. "Sarah created an abundance of scoring opportunities and was a major threat inside the circle. She has the ability to re-defend and tackle, making her an unexpected two-way player."
While the goals are great — and she scored a lot of hers when the team needed them most — King was happy to put her teammates in position to score. Whether it's commanding the attention of the other teams' top defenders or taking the first shot off the insert of a penalty corner, so much of what she did led to better chances for others. Maia Cheeks led the Seahawks with 17 goals, while five other players had at least four.
"What I do when I'm on the field is set my teammates up for success," King said. "I think this year I was more of a threat on the field and teams payed more attention to me. It helps that I have a well-rounded team that we can adjust to things. I really have to give a lot of credit to my teammates."
A part of her game that ended up being a huge asset this year was King's ability to score on penalty strokes. She converted a key stroke in an early-season victory over Archbishop Spalding that was decided on strokes after the teams were tied after overtime. She scored on a stroke early in the game in the victory over Chesapeake, then scored the go-ahead goal on a stroke early in the second half of a 2-1 victory over Broadneck two weeks later. With the Seahawks trailing Broadneck in the second half of the Class 4A East Region Section II final, Cheeks tied the game and King put the Seahawks ahead on a stroke two minutes later.
It got to the point that when the Seahawks were awarded a stroke, Atkinson didn't have to say anything and King knew it was hers to take.
"I know my team is counting on me and my coaches are counting on me. I definitely felt the pressure each time, but I got more confident the farther we got into the season," King said. "I just have to calm myself down and focus because I know a lot is riding on that one shot."
King, who said she always gets straight A's and has never even had a B, is interested in studying environmental science at Yale. The Davidsonville resident has lived on a farm all her life and has taken an interest in nature. She'll find time outside of her studies to play for the field hockey team in hopes of making the same impact on the Bulldogs she had on the Seahawks.
For now, though, she'll continue to focus on her studies through the end of the school year while also playing for her club team, the Atlantic Storm Chasers. She also helps coach some of the rec programs at the Davidsonville Athletic Association.
"We worked so hard and every single person put so much effort into it. It's cool to get the recognition, but I never really wanted it to be about me," King said. "So many people on the team are deserving of recognition. I also want to thank my coaches. We have an incredible coaching staff that is so proud of us. I would not be where I am today without them."

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Powerfhawks Robot Expo

2016 Power Hawks 9th Annual

FLL® Qualifier & FLL® Jr. Expo

South County Showdown!

Date: December 17th 2016

Times: AM-PM

Location: South River High School

Composting Meeting

From the DACA Villager:
Homestead neighbors meet to learn about Composting Bill 75-16
      On Saturday, November 12, residents of Governors Bridge Road, DACA members, and residents of arwood, about 30 people in all, met at Homestead Horticultural Supply to hear Councilman Jerry Walker, Homestead President Brian Riddle, and Justen Garrity, owner of Veteran Compost, discuss Mr. Walker’s proposed Bill to allow composting facilities in South County RA districts and to learn how a well-managed composting facility is a benefit to farmers and stable operators. Many homeowners and farmers compost horse manure and bedding, yard waste, kitchen scraps, and who knows what else, in their back yards or stable areas. Bill 75-16 would establish parameters and regulations to allow big producers of compost to accept compostable materials and sell the product to gardeners and other users of compost. See page 4 for a brief summary of the bill, and pages 5, 6,
and 7 for a summary of the County Council’s first hearing of the bill on November 7. The next hearing will be November 21.
      Veterans Compost operates two composting facilities – one comprising a three acre plot on a property of 30 acres in Virginia, and one in Harford County with a half acre on a 200 acre property, where they accept chemical-free matter that results in compost approved for Organic Farming. If Homestead Gardens should get into composting they envision no more than a three-acre plot on their 100+ acres.
      The basic recipe is horse manure, wood chips as in bedding, water, and plant waste, in the correct proportions. Most of those at the Saturday morning meeting support composting as a better use of these materials than sending them to the county landfills. They expressed their confidence in  Homestead Gardens and Veteran Compost to maintain a clean, safe operation. They were less confident about Maryland Department of the Environment’s enforcement of regulations if unscrupulous operators if the bill does not provide adequate safeguards.
      MDE has a past record of trying to help violators comply rather than punishing them, which some do not recognize as effective enforcement. Punitive measures do not solve the problem of what to do with the stuff. Mr. Garrity has forwarded a 16-page pdf of MDE’s Permitting Guidance for Maryland Composting Facilities, too long to include here. It is said that MDE has improved its administration of the regulations over the past 20 years.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary Closing

After four decades of taking in injured and abandoned animals, the Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary is preparing to close its doors.
The decision is being made after the death this month of the sanctuary's founder and director, Sandy Carr, who was 74.
The sanctuary on 10.5 acres off Beards Point Road has been home over the years to turkeys and pigs, raccoons and squirrels, peacocks and geese, burros and groundhogs — all brought to Carr, or simply left on her doorstep.
"She never turned an animal away," said David Carr, Sandy's son.
The sanctuary is finding homes for its remaining animals, which include elderly horses, a llama, a sheep, a goat, and a fox that is deaf and blind, according to Gregory Trigg, who has helped manage the sanctuary for the past four years.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Santa At Homestead Gardens

Santa Claus Comes To  Davidsonville

November 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Santa Claus makes his grand debut Saturday after Thanksgiving – arriving in his alternative sleigh….a firetruck!

Grand Entrance – 10am
Visit with Santa – 10am-4pm
Santa will return every Saturday & Sunday thru December 18th.
Saturdays: 10am-4pm
Sundays: 12pm-4pm
Grab a hot beverage at Java2U!
Serving Coffee, Hot Chocolate & More!
From Noon -4pm enjoy live music from Gary Harmon and watch Master Vegetable and Fruit Carver, Ernesto Alvarez, create an incredible holiday display!
Stroll through our iconic showroom for holiday inspiration galore – there are trees decked to the brim in over 30 themes


Emma Washington Passes Away

      Emma Louise Washington, a long-time resident of Fort Washington, MD, departed this life on Saturday, November 19th , 2016 after a long battle with leukemia.
      Born Emma Louise Brooks on November 25, 1936 in Davidsonville, Maryland, she was the second child of James Henry and Emma Brooks.   
She married Francis Raymond Washington on July 29, 1961. They were blessed with four children. When her youngest child was school age she started a 20 year career working for the Prince George’s County Public School System 
      For the complete obituary,  go to:

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A one story home on .40 acre at 3711 Nile was sold by Teri Jack to Katherine Harmon for $401,000

2)    A two story home on 1.03 acre at 3564 Ashland was sold by Patrick McLain to Stacy and Isora Ruble for $1,010,000.

Monday, November 21, 2016

D'Ville Grandma On Food Network

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There’s nothing like grandma’s on Thanksgiving. One local grandma is sharing her Maryland-style recipes on national TV.
      The holidays are just around the corner, that means family, friends and food, especially if you’re stopping by grandma’s house. Now, one Maryland grandma is showcasing her cooking skills on the Food Network.
      Robin Daumit is whipping up mac and cheese crab rolls. The signature dish for the the grandmother of three, and one she is sharing with the nation as a contestant on a cooking competition “Clash of the Grandmas” is a new series on Food Network where grandmas compete for a $10,000 prize.
      “It’s really about bringing grandmas into the kitchen to beat eachother,” said Daumit.
Only 24 grandmas from across the U.S. were chosen to be on the show and Daumit is the only one from Maryland.
      Daumit spends a lot of time in her Davidsonville kitchen, coming up with recipes for her video channel and blog, The Food Fetish.
      She says it’s good practice for the show.
      “When I saw there was crab in the refrigerator, when I was given a challenge I went right for it. And I happened to see there was old bay on shelf as well. So I was like that’s a done deal,” said Daumit.
      The six episodes of Food Network‘s “Clash of the Grandmas” will air through the holidays.
      “Everything that everyone ever celebrates is always over food,” she said
Daumit says she and the other grandmas from the show are now friends. Her episode airs Sunday night, November 20, at 10 p.m.
      For a nice video of her cooking and being interviewed by WJZ, go to:

Friday, November 18, 2016

Margaret Zagami Passes Away

Margaret Zagami passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
Margaret was a resident of Edgewater, Maryland.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate Peggy's life on Sunday November 20 2016 from 2 pm to 4p m and from 6 pm to 8 pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home 2973 Solomons Island Road Edgewater MD 21037. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday November 21 2016 at 11:00 am at Holy Family Catholic Church Chapel 826 W. Central Avenue Davidsonville MD 21035. Interment will follow at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood MD.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Thanksgiving Day Mass

Holy Family Catholic Church will have a Thanksgiving Day Mass at 10 AM.

Ralph Davis Passes Away

    Ralph Lawrence "Newny" Davis, Sr., 73, of Davidsonville, MD, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016.
    Loving father of Ralph Jr., Cindy, Cheryl, Casi, Torri, Jane and their respective spouses, step-children, Alan, Anita, and Aimee. Devoted grandfather to 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Also survived sisters, Jane Andrew, Mary Long-Thomas, Julie Fowler, and Nancy Reed, uncle and friend to Anne, Renee, Betty, and many others. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Norman "Spike" Davis.
    In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to Riva Volunteer Fire Department, 3123 Riva Road, Riva, MD 21140. All Services and Interment will be PRIVATE at the convenience of the family.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1.    A 1 1/2 story home on 2.45 acres at 720 Sumpter Rd sold by Michael Kirby to Drew and Lauren Fuller for $639,000.

2.    A one story home with no basement on 2.15 acres at 3506 Mobile Ct. sold by Michael Mishou to Steven and Susan Cofer for $ 480,000.

3.    A one story home on .34 acre at 3714 Nile Rd. sold by David Dehmel to Michael and Maureen Berry for $380,000

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Melva Heer Passes Away

      Melva Hukill Heer, of Gambrills, MD, passed away on November 4th, 2016. 
      She was born in Louisville, KY in 1923. Melva earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from the University of Louisville and went on to become a teacher in English for elementary students; Home Economics and Physical Education for Regina High School with the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. She was the Vice President of Alumni of Zeta Tau Alpha in the NE area; AAUW Book Chairman; American Cancer Society Daffodil Chair & Volunteer; Partners in Care Volunteer, and President of the Evergreen Social Club. Melva enjoyed gardening, travel, tennis, family, homemaking, sewing, and knitting. 
       Melva was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Raymond R. Heer, Jr., and her sister, Joyce H. Wellman She is survived by her three children Raymond R. Heer, III, of Gambrills, MD, Christopher L. Heer, of Columbia, MD and Elise H. Lynch, of Turner, OR. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 
       A Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 9:30am to 10:30am at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 Central Ave, Davidsonville, MD 21035. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30am immediately following the visitation. Interment will be held privately at the Maryland Veteran Cemetery in Crownsville, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to SOAR - Support Our Aging Religions, P.O. Box 96409, Washington, D.C. 20090-6409.