Thursday, March 31, 2016

Allison Arslanian At Space Camp

    The Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA) is a unique scholarship program for children of Honeywell employees.  Developed in partnership with the US Space and Rocket Center,  this program is designed to encourage students from around the world to pursue STEM related careers.  
    During the Feb. 20-Mar 4, 2016 camp,  students  from 36 countries and 30 U. S. states and territories participated in HLCA.  This included two MD students,  Allison Arslarnian from Davidsonville, and Sydney Monthe from Columbia, MD.

    For more info about the program,  and also an interesting video that shows students involved with the camp's activities,   visit http://leadership.honeywell.com/
    Below is info about the two Maryland students who attended this year.


Allison Arslanian, South River High School (Junior)
Parents: Steven Arslanian
Davidsonville, MD
Age: 16
Plays soccer and the viola, Girl Scout, National Honor Society
She enjoys tutoring middle school students, volunteering through the Science Honor Society and National Science Honor Society
She is also an honor roll student




Sydney Monthe, Hammond High School (Junior)
Parents: Bertrand Monthe and Franca Efangon Monthe, Columbia, MD
Age: 16



Madison Carter Scores Against Drexel

    No. 9 Penn State defeated Drexel 14-5 in women's lacrosse on Web evening.   Alexis Phillips (Riva, Md.), Madison Carter (Davidsonville, Md.) each scored one goal.   Kayla Brisolari (Crofton, Md.), who made her first collegiate start,  had two assists. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A two story home on 1.39 acre at 3416 Blandford Way was sold by Weichert Workforce Mobility, Inc. to Matthew and Sarah Davis for $660,000.

2)  A split foyer home on .38 acre at 1631 Patuxent Manor Road was sold by Dewayne Vaughan to Vitorio Pacheco for $355,000.

Eric Grannon On School Board

From the Capital-Gazette:
Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday appointed Eric Grannon to the District 33 seat on the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, according to Hogan spokesman Matt Clark.
Grannon, an attorney at a Washington, D.C., law firm, was among five candidates the School Board Nominating Commission recommended to Hogan late Monday night.
Grannon, 44, a Davidsonville resident, said Tuesday evening he was "grateful" for the appointment, but declined to comment further. His term begins July 1.
Schools Superintendent George Arlotto "looks forward to building a relationship with Mr. Grannon and working with him and all of our Board members as we continue to move our school system forward and support the 80,000 students we educate every day," schools spokesman Bob Mosier said in a statement.
Some local leaders stressed the importance of African-American representation on the school board after Hogan last month declined to reappoint board member Solon Webb, resulting in a lack of an African-American member for the first time in about four decades. Webb said that, as an African-American, he was personally familiar with the issues within the community.
County Executive Steve Schuh wrote in a guest column in The Capital that the governor is "focused on assuring that the African-American community is represented on the Anne Arundel County school board." The county executive on Tuesday said he's "excited the governor has chosen someone with such an exciting life story and perspective on education."
Clark said Hogan values and strives for diversity, but he picked Grannon for his strong resume and involvement in his school community, among his other attributes.
Grannon told the commission during his interview Monday that he grew up in a struggling family in Brooklyn, New York, and quality public schools and magnet programs helped him succeed.
A former Republican candidate for Anne Arundel County State's Attorney, Grannon said he doesn't have any opinions about issues such as school construction priorities, collective bargaining issues and Common Core. He said he's open to research, data and ideas, and is passionate about improving education for children.
Grannon told the commission that school staff can't change the struggles of students' home lives, but they can make a difference the hours students are in school. He shared with the commission anecdotes about his elementary-age son's academic achievement, and said he hoped other students can achieve the same success. He wants the school system to renovate aging buildings, close the opportunity gap and focus on childhood literacy.
Allison Pickard is currently representing District 33 and was among the candidates Hogan considered. She could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday evening.

District 33 includes Severna Park, Severn, Millersville and Crofton. 

Kenneth Hardesty Passes Away


      Kenneth St. John Hardesty, "Kenny", of Davidsonville died March 25 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. 
      Kenny was born on March 11, 1927 in Davidsonville and spent time in the US Navy before he worked and retired as a Carpenter for the Union Local 132. He enjoyed baseball, crabbing, hunting, and spending time with his family. 
      Surviving are his wife Dorothy Mae Hardesty, who he married on May 4, 1963; sons Kenneth Ray Hardesty (Lisa) of Centreville, and William David Colburn (Stephanie) of Edgewater; daughter Margaret "Missy" Thomas of Centerville; and grandchildren Ashley Goodwin, Brittany Buckmaster, Nicholas Hardesty and Kayla Hardesty. 
      A Memorial Gathering will be held on Thursday March 31 from 3-5 pm, with a Memorial Service beginning at 4 pm at the Hardesty Funeral Home, P.A. 12 Ridgely Avenue Annapolis, MD 21401. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the VFW of Maryland, www.vfwmaryland.org.

Latest E-Mail Scam

    The crooks keep thinking up new schemes to get their malware into your computer and thus steal data.  Among the new ones is a fake speeding ticket e-mailed to you.
    What makes the scam particularly alarming is that the emails contain accurate traffic data, including street names, speed limits and actual driving speeds. The people who received the emails were actually speeding at the time and location noted in the scam emails.  
    But,  once you click on the link provided, your computer is infected
    NEVER click on a link unless you are certain that the message is legitimate, even if it APPEARS to be from a friend.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Spencer Gets Rookie Of Week Honor

Spencer picked up his third rookie of the week honors of the season while pacing the Greyhounds' offense with a combined three goals and eight assists. The Davidsonville, Maryland, freshman scored a pair of goals and assisted on two more in the 10-7 victory at Georgetown with one of his goals counting as the eventual game-winner.
He then had a hand in half of the Greyhounds' 14 goals Saturday against Bucknell. Spencer racked up a career-best six assists and also scored once in the win. He had two caused turnovers, as well, on the ride for Loyola. This season, he leads Loyola in goals (14), assists (23) and points (37) through nine games. He is tops in the Patriot League, fifth nationally and first among national freshmen in assists per game (2.56), and his 4.11 points per game are second in the League, 15th in Division I and also tops among all freshmen.

Grief Counseling At Holy Family

Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave. in Davidsonville, is sponsoring a free program to assist those grieving the death of a loved one. "Understanding Your Grief" will be held at the church on six Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning April 6 and continuing April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, and May 11. Participants need not be from Holy Family, nor be Catholic.

To ensure adequate materials, interested persons should register online through the Holy Family Catholic Church website or register by contacting Joan Pawloski at 301-943-2808 or Joan.Pawloski@yahoo.com.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include a home on 3.92 acres at 3315 Royale Glen Court sold by Steven Craig to Robert and Christine Figliozzi for $780,000.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Christine Watkins Passes Away


      Christene Frances Elizabeth Wilkerson Watkins transitioned Tuesday, March 22, 2016, after a lengthy illness. 
      She was married to the late Norman "Calvin" Watkins, Sr., of Davidsonville, MD. 
      She is survived by her step daughter, Ramona Watkins; siblings, Fredrick (Joyce) Wilkerson and Maryana (James) Scott; sisters in law: Elizabeth Watkins, Geraldine Watkins, Rachel (Karl) Phelps, Delores Medley, Phyllis (Marvin) Smith, Cassandra (John) Charlene Watkins, Rosie Wilkerson, Annette Wilkerson, and Sylvia Wilkerson. 
      Funeral: Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Chews United Methodist Church; viewing 9-10am; wake 10am; and home going services 11am.

Pat Spencer Gets 6 Assists

    Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse scored the game’s first four goals and Bucknell University did not score it’s second until less than six minutes remained in regulation, as the Greyhounds earned a 14-3 Patriot League victory on Saturday at Ridley Athletic Complex.
    Pat Spencer of Davidsonville scored a goal and had a career-high six assists, as 12 players had goals or assists for the No. 15 Greyhounds (6-3 overall, 3-1 Patriot League).
    To read the game details,  go to:  http://www.loyolagreyhounds.com/sports/m-lacros/recaps/032616aaa.html

Free School Museum Open House

The Annearrundell County Free School Museum, 1298 Lavall Drive, Davidsonville, i is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and open to visitors from 1 to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday and the second Sunday in April, May, June, July, and August or by appointment. Admission is free and children are welcome.
Retired educators and school personnel from Anne Arundel County are available during the open houses to explain the original construction and expansion of the school. The retirees will also explain how schooling took place over 275 years ago when there was only one room and no electricity. There are displays of period school desks, early textbooks, slates, and other memorabilia associated with schooling in the 1700s and 1800s.
For more information, contact Karlie Everett 410-268-8656.

Blood Drive April 8.

There will be a Blood Drive in Crofton: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8, at the  Crofton Community Library, 1681 Riedel Road.
To make an appointment to give blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Two Injured In Motorcycle Accident

     Two people were seriously injured in a crash Wednesday night in Davidsonville after being ejected from a motorcycle, a county fire department spokesman said.   
    Firefighters responded to the area of Davidsonville Road near Route 50 for a report of a collision, said county fire department spokesman Capt. Russ Davies.   
    A motorcycle with two riders, a man and woman estimated to be in their 50s, had collided on the road with a Mazda, county police said.
    Police said the motorcycle was traveling from Route 50, making a left turn onto Davidsonville Road.    The motorcycle ran a red light and cut off the right of way for a second vehicle, Frashure said.    The motorcycle struck the other vehicle, causing the motorcyclists to be ejected, Frashure said.   
    Both the driver and passenger of the motorcycle were transported to the R. Adam Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with injuries that were serious but not believed to be life-threatening, Davies said.
    They were alert and conscious when transported to the hospital, Frashure said.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Maria Shields Wins At B & A Trail

    Maria Shields of Davidsonville was the winner of the Baltimore-Annapolis Trail Half Marathon in the women's 60-69 age group on March 20.  Her time was 2:00:14.

Spencer Scores Two At Georgetown

     Pat Spencer (Davidsonville/Boys' Latin) scored  two goals and two assists on March 23 as # 15 Loyola U. defeated host Georgetown 10-7 in men's lacrosse.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales include a 2 1/2 story home on 4.48 acres at 1141 Double Gate Rd. sold by Bruce Livingston to Robert and Lorianne Moss for $1,215,000.


Dodon Farm History

    To learn a little about one of the largest and oldest farms in Davidsonville, go to:
http://www.dodonfarm.com/About_us.html

Patricia Sappington Passes Away

      Patricia Sappington, age 76, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2016, at the home of her daughter Deborah DiMarino after a year-long battle with cancer.
      Born in Severna Park, Maryland on June 28, 1939, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Goldweis.
      Patricia is survived by her husband Elmer Sappington. Patricia and Elmer were married for 58 years. They spent most of their married life living in Davidsonville, Maryland at their lovely home and property. Patricia is also survived by her daughter Deborah DiMarino of Myersville, Maryland and three grandchildren, Kerrie and Joseph DiMarino and Emily Sappington. In addition to her parents, Patricia is predeceased by her son Gary Sappington.
      Friends may call on Friday, March 25, 2016, at the George Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD from 1 p.m. To 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. To 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Hospice. Online guestbook available at www.KalasFuneralHomes.com 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include a one story home with basement on 6.01 acres at 645 Governor's Bridge Road sold by Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Theodore Downey for $262,000.

Penn State Lacrosse Team Loses

    Number 8 ranked Penn State women's lacrosse team lost to the #14 ranked USC Cardinals 16-10 on Sunday.  Madison Carter of Davidsonville scored one goal.
http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/recaps/032016aab.html

School Board Candidates

    The Anne Arundel School Board Nominating Committee is considering nine candidates, including three from Davidsonville,  for the vacancies on the local board.  To learn more about the candidates and the process,  go to:
http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/schools/ph-ac-cn-sbnc-candidates-0320-20160320-story.html

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Spencer In Navy Loyola Game

Loyola attackman Patrick Spencer faced perhaps the toughest challenge of his young career on Saturday as he was primarily defended by Navy All-American defenseman Chris Fennell.
Fennell, the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year in 2015, locked down Spencer fairly well in the first half. The freshman phenom from Boys' Latin was unsuccessful trying to dodge and committed three turnovers.
However, Spencer maintained his poise and became more of a factor in the third quarter, scoring a goal and dishing off two assists to lead a 5-0 run that tied the score at 7-7. The Davidsonville resident took advantage of a switch to score his first goal, beating Navy sophomore defenseman Hiram Carter on the play.
Loyola committed 13 turnovers in the game and five of them were unforced. Close defenseman Jules Godino led Navy with four caused turnovers while Carter was credited with two.

To read more about the game,  go to:  http://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/navy_sports/ph-ac-cs-loyola-navy-notes-32016-20160319-story.html

There is also info about the game at:
http://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/navy_sports/ph-ac-cs-mlax-navy-loyola-319-20160319-story.html

Carter Is PSU Athlete Of Week

From the Penn State Collegian:

Not even Steph Curry is this good from the field.
They play different sports, but both must weave through defenses and jack up shots from range. And each makes the net swish in near-quotidian fashion.
But the NBA's Curry just has hands in his face.
For Penn State's women’s lacrosse’s Madison Carter (#24 above), she has to avoid aluminum sticks.
Carter is the Daily Collegian’s Athlete of the Week after a 10-goal performance over spring break in which her Nittany Lions topped James Madison and Vanderbilt. Over seven games this season, the freshman has compiled 20 goals -- a fifth of the team total -- on a .789 shooting percentage.
Carter was also named Inside Lacrosse's StringKing National Player and Rookie of the Week. She also earned Big Ten Co-Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week honors on last week's performance.

Jack Stump Hair Razing Experiences

From the Capital-Gazette
Jack Stump, 16, has had several hair-raising experiences since he became a teen. Make that hair-razing.
The Davidsonville teen has participated in three St. Baldrick's shave-a-thon events in which participants raise money for childhood cancer research and, in return, they have their heads shaved. He raised $620 for his first shave, $1,060 the following year, and $2,773 in 2015. He is already fundraising for the upcoming shave-fest at Galway Bay in Severna Park.
"Going bald after having long hair all year is nice," he said. "And, a little cold. But, it feels good helping other people who need it, and making a difference in kids' lives."
His interest in Archbishop Spalding's Mock Trial Team is razor sharp. It is his favorite extracurricular activity, and he's the team captain this year. "I get an Adrenalin rush when we are competing, mentally rather than physically. Like sailing, it's very strategic, more of a mental game than a physical one. Our coach, Ms. Stevenson, is an attorney who makes it fun."
Inspired by Project Lead The Way, a nationwide, four-year engineering program in which a select group of Archbishop Spalding students participate, Jack is considering a career in bio-medical engineering. "I want to help people with cancer, like I do with the St. Baldrick's fundraisers. With a bio-medical degree, I can make prosthetics and enhance people's lives."
He has been chosen to participate in a one-month unpaid internship within the Wilmer Center for Nanomedicine at Johns Hopkins University this summer. He will be assisting Dr. Laura Ensign-Hodges in the department's research lab, possibly aiding her in her work in cancer research.
Jack was captain of Spalding's Sailing team last fall. The team sails 420s at the Severn Sailing Association. For him, it's a form of de-stressing and relaxing after school.
"It takes my mind off all the homework waiting for me when I get home," he said.
"My teammates and I have a lot of fun out on the water."

Patrick Spencer Goes Against Navy

The # 15 ranked Loyola lacrosse team plays the Navy midshipmen today.  The Greyhounds  possess a lot of firepower with freshman attackman Patrick Spencer of Davidsonville  leading the team in scoring.   Spencer plays the quarterback role behind the net and has proven equally adept as a scorer (10 goals) and feeder (13 assists) in his first year against national competition.

Friday, March 18, 2016

TOPS Meetings Weekly

TOPS—Take Off Pounds Sensibly—meets Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m. for weigh-in and 10 a.m. for a meeting at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 Central Ave. in Davidsonville. TOPS is a nonprofit, weight loss support group with 170,000 members and 10,000 chapters worldwide. The group provides support, encouragement, education and accountability to help with your weight loss journey. For more information, emailtopsbirdsville@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Patrick Spencer Interview

    Here is a video interview with Patrick Spencer from Davidsonville who plays lacrosse for Loyola University.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tCM3WEa7fE 

Tennebrae At All Hallows

From the Capital Gazette:
Next Monday evening, the organ in the choir gallery at All Hallows Chapel in Davidsonville will be silent, but the church will be filled with music.
During the Service of Tenebrae, beginning at 7:30 p.m., the All Hallows choir, assisted by friends, fellow choir members and singers, will sing the "Lamentations of Jeremiah" by Thomas Tallis, capelmeister to Henry VIII, his son, King Edward, and his daughters, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth.
The "Lamentations" is a recognized masterwork of church music. It was meant to be sung a cappella. It is a difficult piece to sing, but it is exquisitely haunting.
Rev. Alistair So, rector of All Hallows, said the Tenebrae combines "our fine liturgy with musical excellence" thereby helping those who come to experience this service deepen their spiritual journeys.
Tenebrae is a Latin word signifying 'darkness,' 'shadows,' and 'obscurity.' It is a word that pointedly calls our attention to the scriptural accounts of our Lord's crucifixion," So added.
"The name of this service is taken from the opening words of the fourth responsory: Tenebrae factae sunt – 'darkness came over the whole land,' " So said.
Tenebrae is characterized by the progressive extinguishing of all the lights in the church except one candle. Tenebrae's content forms a contemplation of the events of Jesus' last days, beginning with the Last Supper and ending with his burial, and the hint of the resurrection symbolized by the one remaining candle, he said.
The All Hallows choir is relatively small, but they have been singing the "Lamentations" for 10 years, just because they all loved it and wanted to sing it.
"In the third year that we sang it, in the middle, all of a sudden every gear meshed and we had it," said choir member Jan Powers. "I still get chill bumps thinking about it. It was overwhelming. We were doing it so well together. Now every time we do it, it just gets better."
This year, the choir will be enlarged by fellow singers.
All Hallows Choir members are: Lillian Armstrong, Grant Bagley, Margaret Bagley, Gail Enright, Linda Johnson,Rich Johnson, Betty Kilgus, David Patterson, Michael Power and Jacki Thoms. The friends joining are: Holly Brandon, former Washington Cappella Antiqva member Thaddeus Cavuoti of Christ Church in Rockville, Carl Ellinwoodand Glen Jaross of the Rennaisance Singers of Annapolis, and Michael Ryan andPatti Sachs of St. James Church in Lothian.
The Service of Tenebrae featuring "Lamentations of Jeremiah" begins at 7:30 p.m on Monday. The church is located at 809 W. Central Ave..
For more information, call 410-798-0808 or visit www.allhallowsparish.org.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Dancing For The Stars

    Inspired by the glitz and glam of a bygone era and hidden within the walls of the Unity Hall at Holy Family Church in Davidsonville, Summit School's Dancing For the Stars Gala will transport you back to a 1920's style speakeasy! The event will be held on Friday, April 1st from 6:30pm-11pm and will feature live music by the band Fren-z , casino-style gaming tables and a live auction. If you can't join us, why miss out on all of the fun? Bid now in Summit's online auction! Place your bid with over 100 items available! Every bid helps support The Summit School.

Carter Scores Twice Against Princeton

   Madison Carter of Davidsonville scored two goals as #8 Penn State U. beat #7 Princeton 14-10 in women's lacrosse on March 16

Madison Carter Nabs More Honors


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State women’s lacrosse freshman standout Madison Carter(Davidsonville, Md.) earned four weekly honors from national and conference entities on Tuesday.
Carter was named Inside Lacrosse’s StringKing National Player and Rookie of the Week. Additionally, Carter named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week for her terrific week in a pair of road wins over James Madison and Vanderbilt.
Carter bagged 10 goals in a productive week that included a six-goal game in an 18-17 overtime win at James Madison and a four-goal showing in a 15-11 victory at Vanderbilt. The six-goal showing was a career-best for Carter and is the most scored in a single game by a Big Ten player.
Using precise shooting, Carter connected on 83.3 percent of her attempts, scoring all 10 goals on only 12 shots. She picks up her second offensive player and freshman of the week honor.
Carter and the Nittany Lions now turn their attention to a crucial mid-week battle with fellow top 10 team, No. 7 Princeton, on Wednesday at 3 p.m. That game will be played at Penn State Lacrosse Field. 
You can also read about her at:

Eugene Long Passes Away



    Eugene Stewart "Gene" Long, 86, a resident of Annapolis and previously of Clinton, MD, died on March 13, 2016 at his home.
    Born on June 13, 1929 in Washington, DC to the late Herbert and Regina Long, Gene was a graduate of Eastern High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1952 as a Radio Man 3rd Class and was awarded the European Occupation and Good Conduct Medals. Among his tours of duty, he was assigned to the USS Myles C-Fox (DDR-829). Gene was a career electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 26. He served as recording secretary for the Retired Members of IBEW and was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Annapolis, the American Legion, the Moose Lodge and the Fleet Reserve of Annapolis.         Gene was preceded in death by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Alice D. Long, who died in 2009. He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Timmins of Harwood, MD, four grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
    Friends are invited to celebrate Gene's life on Thursday, March 17 at Chesapeake Christian Fellowship, 377 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, with a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. and his funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton, MD.

Larry Stanich Passes Away

      Larry Stanich, 63, a 19-year resident of Davidsonville and previously of College Park, MD, passed away on March 12, 2016 while on a skiing trip at Camelback Mountain.
      Born on October 1, 1952 in Baltimore, MD, Larry graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, then earned a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master's Degree in Engineering Administration from the George Washington University. He was an Advisory Engineer for Northrop Grumman for over 30 years and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville. Larry was a talented musician. While he never read music, he taught himself to play a variety of instruments by ear. His first love was the guitar and Larry played in numerous bands ever since his high school years. Larry also enjoyed boating, skiing and scuba diving. He was a skillful builder and singularly constructed the deck on his home.
      Larry is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Simone Stanich; two sons, Scott and Jason Stanich of Davidsonville; and a brother, John Stanich of Elk Grove, CA.
     Friends are invited to celebrate Larry's life on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. until his service begins at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Scott and Jason Stanich Scholarship Fund and mailed to BB&T, 80 W. Central Avenue, Edgewater, MD 21037.

ATM Fraud In Area

Annapolis police are warning residents to be vigilant when using ATM machines in the Annapolis  area due to reports of credit card and debit card fraud in the past few days.
The department has received more than nine reports since the end of last week from people who saw unauthorized withdrawals from their checking accounts and charges on their credit cards.   The fraud may have started with skimming devices placed on ATMs like those found   in grocery stores, banks,  gas stations, etc. that capture card and PIN information.   If the card reader looks suspicious,  report it.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Matt Starobin At Academy


    Matthew Starobin,  son of  Isadore and Kim Starobin of Davidsonville,  is a freshman at the Naval Academy and is on their golf team.
    You can read his bio at:
http://www.navysports.com/sports/m-golf/mtt/matthew_starobin_983496.html

Davidsonville School Board Candidates

      William Fromme, Eric Grannon, and Diana Peckham  are  Davidsonville residents  running for the Dist. 33 seat on the AA Co. school board.   The nominating committee has begun interviews of the candidates so they can pass their preferred selection to the governor.
     To read about the progress so far,  go to: 

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/schools/ph-ac-cn-sbnc-interviews-0315-20160314-story.html

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include a one story home with no basement on 2.00 acres at 1703 Governors Bridge Road sold by Joseph Jackson to Bruce Braverman and Patrick Venino for $485,000.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Carter Leads PSU In Vandy Win

    The Penn State (6-1) offense peppered the Vanderbilt (4-3) net on Sat.,  putting 32 shots on goal and connecting on 15.   PSU's scoring was led by freshman Madison Carter (Davidsonville, Md.) who had four goals, while Madison Cyr (Westminster, Md.), Katie O'Donnell (West Chester, Pa.) and Kelly Daggett (Bainbridge, Pa.) all notched three goals apiece.
    To read more about the game,  go to:
    http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/recaps/031216aab.html

Jack Cloey Passes Away

      Jack R. Cloey of Davidsonville, MD passed on Thursday March 10, 2016. 
      Beloved husband of Mary Dolores Cloey; loving father of Charlene Cloey-Pallozzi and the late Teresa A. Cloey; devoted grandfather of Devan R. and Alexandra C. Pallozzi; brother of Joan A Steinmeier and the late Arthur R. Cloey Jr. and  Dolores Boswell. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 
      Family will receive friends at the family-owned BEALL FUNERAL HOME, 6512 NW Crain Hwy. (Rte. 3 South) Bowie, MD on Monday, March 14, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 11am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave. Davidsonville, MD, with interment to follow in Ft. Lincoln Cemetery Brentwood, MD. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 1850 York Rd. Suite D Timonium Md. 21093. Please view and sign the family’s guestbook at: www.beallfuneral.com

Friday, March 11, 2016

Pat Spencer A Late Bloomer

Small schools in Division I men's lacrosse have to survive by finding "late blooming" players. Loyola has one of the best in the country in freshman attackman Pat Spencer.
Spencer, from Davidsonville and a graduate of Boys Latin, leads the No. 8 Greyhounds in points with eight goals and 13 assists, and has been selected Patriot League Rookie of the Week twice.
So for all those big-time schools like Virginia and Johns Hopkins that engage in early recruiting, they missed out on this one.
"Loyola has been good to me," said Spencer. "They don't over-recruit and they left a spot open in their recruiting class for a player like me. I was definitely a late bloomer."
   

For a nice long article about Pat,  go to:  http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/lacrosse/bs-sp-preston-column-0312-20160311-column.html

Candidates For School Board

    William Fromme of Davidsonville, Eric Grannon of Davidsonville, and Diana Peckham of Davidsonville are running for the Dist. 33 seat on the school board.  School board member Allison Pickard is now representing the district and seeking reappointment. 
    To learn more about the process and the candidates,  go to:  http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/schools/ph-ac-cn-live-stream-0312-2-20160311-story.html

Canine Training Classes

Canine Training Association will offer 10-week basic obedience classes starting with an orientation session at 7 p.m. March 29 at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road. Classes are available Mondays at 7 p.m. or Tuesdays at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. at the center.
The class is $90. To sign up online or to get directions, visit www.CTAdogs.org. Owners should bring payment and proof of current vaccinations to orientation.

Job Fair On March 23

A technical job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23 at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road, Fort George G. Meade. This job fair is open to all job seekers.
More than 65 employers will recruit for a large variety of positions and there will be a combination of federal and state agencies as well as a series of private sector organizations in attendance. This is just a sampling of the positions to be hired for. There will be over 1,500 open positions for recruitment.
Job seekers should bring several copies of their resumes, dress for success and be prepared to meet prospective employers.
Job seekers should arrive early and expect delays if arriving late. All job seekers who do not have a Department of Defense identification card must enter the main gate at the Route 175 (Reece Road) gate. Job seekers who do not have this identification must have in their possession a drivers license, vehicle registration and proof of vehicle insurance.

For more information, email Jerome Duncan at jerome.duncan@maryland.gov or visitwww.ftmeademwr.com.

Car Club "Cruise Night"

Wheels From The Past Car Club 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 www.wheelsfromthepast.org.

Historic Belvoir Talk

     Dr. Julie Schablitsky, chief archaeologist, Maryland State Highway Administration, will be the guest speaker at the Annapolis Civitan Club meeting held at noon Thursday at Annapolis Elks Lodge, 2517 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. She will speak about Historic Belvoir, an 18th-19th century tobacco plantation along General's Highway. Guests are welcome for the cost of lunch, $15. For reservations, call 443-758-3740.

Radio Club Meets Thur.

The Anne Arundel Radio Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17,  at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road. For information, call 410-923-0229 or visit www.w3vpr.org.

Abbie Manning Teen Of Week


    Abbie Manning of Davidsonville is the Capital-Gazette Teen of the Week.   Abbie attends Severn School where she excels in and out of the classrooms.     At Severn, she was a forward on the girls varsity basketball team, and set two school records on the varsity track team in 2015. Abbie, a four-year member of the varsity soccer team as a central defender, was the team captain last fall. Coaches named her the team's MVP.    To read more about Abbie,  go to:  http://www.capitalgazette.com/neighborhoods/ph-ac-cc-tow-abbie-manning-severn-sch-0311-20160311-story.html

"Feast Of Color" At Homestead


"A Feast of Color," the Homestead Gardens annual harbinger of spring, has gone beyond its initial inception 23 years ago when employees placed a few potted plants and stands of flowers on display.
Now, it's a lifestyle event of color, texture and scent, accented with the aroma of possibility and a dash of fantasy. The show blooms from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Davidsonville and Severna Park locations from Saturday, March 12 through and including Sunday, March 20.
The Easter Bunny is a special guest at both locations on March 20. Bring the kids and a camera.
A preview party takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Davidsonville site, Friday, March 11.


http://www.capitalgazette.com/lifestyle/ph-ac-cn-homestead-spring-0313-20160310-story.html

Thursday, March 10, 2016

New Davidsonville Restaurant

    Rik Squillari of Crofton has plans to open a healthy food restaurant seating about 85-90 people in Davidsonville Station.  The under utilized shopping center where he will locate is on Md 214 at Patuxnt River Rd.

Green Expo March 12

Green Expo
DATE: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10 am - 2 pm
Davidsonville Elementary School, 962 West Central Avenue
Questions: Email us at greenexpo@daca-md.org  

Madison Carter Gets 6 Goals

    The No. 9 Nittany Lion women's lacrosse team rallied from four down to defeat James Madison, 18-17, on the road at University Park. Madison Carter (Davidsonville, Md.) scored six goals and Madison Cyr (Westminster, Md.) tallied six points on four goals and two assists to pace the Nittany Lions.
    To read details of the game,  go to:  http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=46797

Alice Bottone Passes Away


      Alice Marie Bottone, 92, a 16-year resident of Edgewater, and previously of Washington, D.C. and Fairfax, VA, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016 surrounded by her family.
      Alice was born on February 26, 1924 in Archibald, PA to the late Adolph and Stella Fasceski. During World War II, she worked at the war college at Ft. McNair where she met her husband, Patrick F. Bottone in 1949. They were married the following year. A devoted mother, she made many sacrifices for her children and was a loving grandmother to her 10 grandchildren.
      Alice was a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church and her interests included mystery novels, watching the news and praying the rosary.
      In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick F. Bottone and her eight siblings. Alice was the devoted mother of; Dr. Robert (Kathleen) Bottone, Dr. Mary (William) Curtiss, Gregory (Rachel) Bottone and Dr. Victoria (David) Anderson, beloved grandmother of; Katherine, Michelle, Christine, Stephanie, Patrick, Bobby, Julia, Matthew, Thomas and Caroline.

      Friends may call on Thursday from 6 to 8pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 10 am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 320 Cathedral Street | Baltimore, MD 21201 . An online guest book is available at www.kalasfuneralhomes.com.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Nicholas Streett Passes Away


      Nicholas Donald Streett, 32, passed away suddenly on March 5, 2016 at his home in Churchton, Maryland.
      He was the beloved husband of Katie Spohn Streett. They shared two years of marriage together.         Born in Frederick, Maryland, Nicholas was the son of Theodore P. Streett and Sharon Sisson Schiavone. He graduated from South Carroll High School and attended the University of Maryland, College Park. Nicholas was a Sales Manager for a local landscape company. He is survived by his spouse, parents, brother Brad Streett, grandparents Eugene and Lenore Sisson and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents C. Howard and Marjorie Streett.
      A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 12 at 3 pm at Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hardestyfuneralhome.com.

Connor Cox On Dean's List

    Connor Cox of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Frostburg State University.
    You can read more about Connor at:  http://davidsonvillenews.blogspot.com/2016/02/connor-cox-rookie-of-year.html

AA Co, Emergency News

    Here is a link to AA Co. emergency news on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/AA1stAlert/?fref=ts

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Pat Spencer Gets Second Award

    Freshman attacker Pat Spencer (Davidsonville/Boys' Latin) was named the Corvias Patriot League Rookie of the Week on Monday following a pair of games in which he tallied three goals and four assists for the Greyhounds. Spencer matched his career-high on Saturday with four assists in Loyola's 10-9 Patriot League road win at College of the Holy Cross. He also scored once in the first half and had four ground balls. Earlier in the week against then-No. 11 Towson University, Spencer posted a pair of goals along with three ground balls. He leads Loyola in points (21), assists (13) and is second in goals scored (8). He is tied for eighth nationally in assists per game (2.6), and his 14 assists are tied for third overall. Spencer leads all freshmen nationally in both categories. He is tied for second nationally among freshmen in points per game (4.2).
    The award is Spencer's second of the season. He earned the honor earlier this season after helping the Greyhounds open the season with a win at then-No. 7 University of Virginia.

County Approves Money For Crofton School

From the Capital-Gazette:
The Anne Arundel County Council on Monday approved money for a new high school in Crofton, further signifying that a years-long battle to build the school may be coming to a close.
The $500,000 approved by the council would be used to fund a design plan for the school, a signal to the state that the county wants to move forward with the project, supporters said. County officials worry that waiting until the fiscal year begins in July would delay state funding.
The county and state would share the cost of building the Crofton school, which was ranked sixth in a recent school study that listed projects from highest to lowest priority.
The legislation passed 6 to 1, with Councilman Michael Peroutka, R-Millersville, voting against it.
Jonathan Boniface, who leads the Build Crofton High School group, called the vote a victory for the effort to build the school. The money shows that the county is serious about funding the project, he said.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Madison Carter Helps In Penn State Win

    The #8 Nitany Lions of Penn State defeated Loyola on March 5 24-20.  Freshman Madison Carter of Davidsonville scored the third Penn State goal of the game.  You can read about the game at:
http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/recaps/030516aaa.html

Ruth Parker Passes Away


      Ruth Tomasik Parker, 88, passed away at Baywoods of Annapolis on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.       Ruth was born on November 19, 1927 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Joseph and Josephine Tomasik. She was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. 
      Ruth was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, MD. She loved history and was a docent for Historic Annapolis. Ruth also enjoyed decoupage. 
      Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, of 64 years, Edward C. Parker. She is survived by her son, Steven (Sue) Parker of Crownsville; a daughter, Linda Morris of Issaquah, WA; three grandchildren, Scott(Shannon) of Annapolis, Mark (Elizabeth) of Annapolis, and Stephanie Morris of London, England. 
      A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Interment immediately following at Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD 21035, or Seasons Hospice, 6934 Aviation Blvd., Suite N-R, Glen Burnie, MD.

Pat Spencer At Loyola

    Towson University upset #5 Loyola Maryland Tuesday  in men's lacrosse.    Pat Spencer of Davidsonville was mentioned in the below linked article.
Freshman attackman Pat Spencer, who scored two goals for Loyola, said the team thought it had studied White.
"Even some of the shots we were going to aim for when we scouted him, he swept up," said Spencer, a Davidsonville resident and Boys' Latin graduate. "We thought we were pretty prepared. He played a heck of a game. He saved a lot of the shots that we thought were going to go, and sometimes it falls that way. We didn't put our shots away."

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A one story home with no basement on .39 acre at 1502 Manor View Rd. was sold by Robert Wilson to U. S. Bank National Association for $360,341.

2)    A one story home on 6.01 acres at 645 Governors Bridge Rd was sold by  Barbara Agnew to Federal National Mortgage Association for 277,538.


Friday, March 4, 2016

Green Drinks At Homestead

Green Drinks Annapolis will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 16 at Homestead Gardens, 743 W. Central Ave. in Davidsonville.
The meeting's theme is a celebration of spring, in conjunction with the garden's annual spring flower show, "A Feast of Color." Complimentary appetizers will be provided.
Green Drinks, organized by Annapolis Green, strives to bring the environmental message to new audiences so everyone is invited to attend, make connections with like-minded people, and learn something new.
The event is $15 and includes one drink ticket.

For details, visit www.annapolisgreen.com.

Rotary Club Meets Thursday

      The Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Killarney House, 584 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. March is literacy month and programs to help students gain proficiency in reading and comprehension are important among club projects. Examples include the annual distribution of dictionaries to third graders in south county, along with an essay contest, geared toward honing the writing skills of fifth grade students. Lunch packing will also take place, with same-day delivery to the Light House shelter. Prospective rotary members and lunch packing volunteers are welcome to attend. For more information, call 443-440-1120 or visit www.southcountyrotary.org.