Saturday, April 30, 2016

Madison Carter At PSU Lacrosse

      The number 11 ranked Penn State U. women's larosse team narrowly lost to number 1 ranked Maryland 10-9 this week.
      Madison Carter of Davidsonville had a team high four draw controls in the game and has scored in 15 of 16 games this season for the  Nitany Lions. She  now has 39 goals this season. 

Spencer Leads Loyola In Win

      Freshman attackman Pat Spencer from Davidsonville led Loyola with three points on two goals and one assist, and Sirico added one goal and one assist as the number two seeded Greyhounds defeated number three seed Bucknell in a Patriot League semi-final game.
     The second-seeded Greyhounds (11-3 overall) will play the No. 4-seed U.S. Military Academy in the championship game at 1 p.m. on Sunday. 
      With a season total of 61 points, Spencer broke a tie with Dave Kasemeyer for the freshman record for points in a season. The  Boys’ Latin graduate, who became the first player in Patriot League history to win Offensive Player and Rookie of the Year honors outright, grabbed sole possession of 14th place for the most points in program history in a season.

Mike Evans And Bayhawks Lacrosse

Mike Evans suddenly finds himself as the senior member of the Chesapeake Bayhawks lacrosse team The South River High graduate joined the franchise when it was still based in Washington, the 18th overall selection of the 2009  Major Lacrosse League Collegiate Draft following a decorated career at Johns Hopkins.
Evans evolved into the top close defenseman for teams that captured championships in three of four seasons. Now the Davidsonville native is among the last remaining remnants to that successful stretch from 2010-2013.
To read more about Mike Evans and the Bayhawks lacrosse team,  go to:  http://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/pro_sports/ph-ac-cs-bayhawks-evans-430-20160429-story.html

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sam Faddis Fails In 5th Dist. Bid

     South county GOP voters in the 5th District preferred Davidsonville resident Sam Faddis to the winner, Calvert County resident Mark Arness, who goes to the general election ballot. 

Fly Fishers Meet May 4

    Free State Fly Fishers' meeting on May  4 at DFRC.   Rich Batiuk will speak on "Fly Fishing in the Adirondacks."    Contact Dale Read at Daler@marketingarmgrp.com or 401-864-4257.

Danielle Piccirilli at Bucknell


    Danielle Piccirilli of Davidsonville is a senior at Bucknell and is on their 2015-16 soccer team.   Her bio is at:
http://www.bucknellbison.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209052793&DB_OEM_ID=32100

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Chase's Farm Produce


      George and Betty Stafford started selling produce along the side of the road the year their daughter Margie was born; 55 years ago. Bob Chase had been selling produce in front of his parents house since he was 10 years old. When Margie and Bob got married in 1979 they joined the family business. In 1987 George and Betty moved to FL that's when Bob and Margie took over sole ownership. 

      In 1993, Bob transitioned from a roadside wagon to an on the farm stand; still using the same wagon.  More recently,  they have built a permanent roof on the property so that the wagon is protected from the weather.   
      Chase's Produce is open seasonally, seven days a week bringing you fresh sweet corn, homegrown tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, squash, green beans, peppers, cucumbers, egg plants and much more.
      For photos and info about the produce stand,  go to:

John Brady Passes Away

      John Brady, 55, a 20-year resident of Riva, MD and formerly of Adelphi, MD died on April 24, 2016.  
      Born on August 14, 1960 in Washington, DC, John graduated from High Point High School in 1978. He was an automobile mechanic and muscle car enthusiast. 
      He is survived by his wife, Cindy Brady; his children, JB, Jake, Lauren and Leah Brady; his siblings, Ed (Sue) Brady and Carol (Steve) Goldman and his granddaughter, Gracelyn.
      Friends are invited to celebrate John's life from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm on Thursday, April 28 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11am on Friday, April 29 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Burtonsville, MD.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Carter Gets Fifth Freshman Honor

Penn State women's lacrosse midfielder Madison Cyr (Westminster, Md.) was named the Epoch/Lacrosse Magazine National Player of the Week, while Madison Carter(Davidsonville, Md.) was recognized as Big Ten Freshman of the Week for a fifth time on Tuesday afternoon.
Carter put together another outstanding performance by scoring four goals and collecting a career-high nine draw controls in PSU's 17-13 victory over No. 12 Northwestern. Carter scooped nine of the team's 20 draw controls as the Nittany Lions won the possession battle, 20-11. Carter scored two goals each in the first and second halves for the Nittany Lions. She is second on the team in goals (38) and draws (50).
Carter garnered her fifth weekly rookie honor from the conference (Feb. 13, March 15, April 5, April 19) and third in the month of April.
The 11th-ranked Nittany Lions (11-4, 3-1 Big Ten) will vie for the Big Ten regular-season championship when it welcomes top-ranked Maryland on Thursday night. Opening draw is set for 7 p.m. with a live national audience watching on Big Ten Network. Admission and parking are free for all.
Penn State's Big Ten Weekly Honors
Feb. 16: Emi Smith (Defensive)
Feb. 23: Madison Carter (Co-Offensive, Freshman)
March 8: Steph Lazo (Offensive)
March 15: Madison Carter (Co-Offensive, Freshman)
March 22: Madison Cyr (Co-Defensive)
April 5: Madison Carter (Freshman)
April 19: Madison Carter (Freshman)
April 26: Madison Carter (Freshman)
Penn State's National Weekly Honors
March 15: Madison Carter (Inside Lacrosse Player, Inside Lacrosse Freshman)
April 26: Madison Cyr (Epoch/Lacrosse Magazine National Player) 



Law Enforcement Appreciation Day


Helen Mann Passes Away

      Helen  Marie Mann died on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the age of 85.  She was born May 5, 1930. 
      She was the beloved wife of the late Charles F. Mann; mother of Sharon Angel, Carol and her husband, Richard Pica, and Charles H. and his wife, Catherine Mann, also survived by two brothers, a sister, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
      Friends are invited to celebrate Helen''s life from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Entombment will follow at the Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum in Clinton, MD.
      To leave condolences,  go to:  http://www.kalasfuneralhomes.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1786855

Spencer Gets Another Rookie Of Week Award

PATRIOT LEAGUE CORVIAS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK PAT SPENCER, LOYOLA MARYLAND Fr., A, Davidsonville, Md.Spencer continues to be a versatile threat for the Greyhounds as he tallied a game-high six points against Army West Point, scoring twice while adding four assists in the 12-6 victory. Friday’s game against the Black Knights marked the 13th time in as many games that he recorded two or more points in a game.

Richard Mance Passes Away


    Richard "Dick" Michael Mance of Davidsonville, MD, died at home on April 22, 2016, after a valiant battle against cancer.    
    In his final hours, he was embraced by Marlene, his beloved wife of 51 years, and his three children: Hollie Mance, Richard Mance Jr., and Heather Akgun (Atilla). He leaves his cherished grandchildren: Emily, Angus, Kelly, Ignatius, and Althea. He is also survived by his loving sisters MaryAnn and Claudia, his wonderful brothers Bob and Jim, in-laws, many nieces and nephews, and numerous lifetime friends and colleagues.
    Richard was born in Greensburg, PA, in 1942 to Joseph and Sara Mance. Richard had a lifelong love of baseball and in his youth he won numerous Little League and regional baseball championships. He also played baseball at Penn State University, from which he received his Bachelor's degree. He went on to earn a Master's degree at the University of Arizona, where he met the love of his life, Marlene, whom he married in 1965. Richard then entered the Army (ROTC commission) through Fort Huachuca, AZ. He spent most of his 3-years' of active duty military service at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, and rose to the rank of Captain. Richard pursued an academic career by attending the University of Maryland to earn his PhD in the area of Health Education. He accepted a position at Prince George's Community College (PGCC) in 1970, and had an illustrious, fulfilling, and meaningful career there for 37 years. Richard pioneered geriatric wellness with the founding in 1972 of the PGCC Active Seniors Program, with 13 participants. Expanding on his founding idea, Richard consulted on the creation of similar programs around the country, touching and improving countless lives. Richard was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan his entire life, as evidenced by his extensive collection of Steelers memorabilia and clothing. Anyone who met Richard liked him - everyone who knew Richard loved him.
     Family will receive friends at the family-owned BEALL FUNERAL HOME, 6512 NW Crain Hwy. (Rte. 3 South), Bowie, MD on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 6 to 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1800 Seton Dr, Crofton, MD on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11am. Interment, Lakemont Memorial Gardens.

Two Alarm Fire In Davidsonville

From the Capital Gazette:

Nobody was injured Monday night in a two-alarm house fire in Davidsonville.
Anne Arundel County firefighters responded shortly after 10:20 p.m. to a report of a structure fire in the 1000 block of Ashe Street.
When firefighters arrived, they found the garage engulfed in flames, said department spokesman Lt. Craig Oldershaw. A second alarm was sounded.
Firefighters were able to knock down the fire as flames spread to the attic and second floor, Oldershaw said. The blaze was placed under control in about 20 minutes.


The home, situated along a tree-lined street about a half mile from Rutland Road, sustained extensive damage.

Two residents home at the time of the fire made it out safely, Oldershaw said.
While the cause of the fire was not yet known as of 11:30 p.m., investigators believe it started in the garage, Oldershaw said.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Pat Spencer Gets Dual Awards

From the Capital-Gazette:
Pat Spencer, right, excelled for Loyola despite receiving special 
attention, amassing a team-high 58 points on 23 goals and 35 assists. 
The Davidsonville resident is the first men’s lacrosse player in Patriot League history 
to be named Rookie of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year 
in the same season. (Christopher T. Assaf / Baltimore Sun)
Patrick Spencer announced his presence on the Division I lacrosse scene during the season opener against Virginia.
Spencer started on attack for Loyola-Maryland and promptly beat his defender multiple times from behind the cage. Before the first quarter was even concluded, head coach Dom Starsia called for a switch and asked All-American defenseman Tanner Scales to cover the freshman phenom.
"It was really fun to see Virginia move its best defender onto Patrick about five minutes into the opener," Loyola head coach Charley Toomey said. "Patrick has drawn the opponent's top defender every game since then."
Spencer excelled despite receiving special attention, amassing a team-high 58 points on 23 goals and 35 assists. The Davidsonville resident is the first men's lacrosse player inPatriot League history to be named Rookie of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year in the same season.
"I'm in awe of what Patrick accomplished this season. He was the quarterback of our offense and we were at our best when the ball went through his stick," Toomey said. "Patrick is such a threat in so many ways. He's a terrific playmaker who is always dodging with his head up in order to find the open man. He puts pressure on teams from both sides of the goal with his ability to drive left or right and he's capable of creating his own shot."


Spencer was undersized as an underclassman at Boys' Latin School in Baltimore and therefore lightly recruited. Toomey, a Severna Park resident, had personally scouted the youngster and got a steal by offering a scholarship.
Spencer, who came up through the Annapolis Youth Lacrosse Association (AYLA), went through a major growth spurt and is now 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds. Spencer, who was 5-6 and only weighed 150 as a sophomore at Boys' Latin, enjoyed a strong senior season and was named an Under Armour All-American.
"We expected Patrick to come in and compete for a starting job. Obviously, there was no way to predict he would perform at the level he has this season," Toomey said. "Watching Patrick's skill set during preseason, I think our whole team knew this kid could be something special. Good news is that I still see a lot of room for improvement."
Spencer played basketball at Boys' Latin and was a two-year starter at point guard for teams that made consecutive appearances in the MIAA B Conference championship. He was one of the youngest players in the Annapolis Summer League in 2015 and showed his athleticism by throwing down several dunks while starting for the Stanton Center franchise.
"I really think the basketball background has helped Patrick immensely. He has great footwork, great vision and is cool as a cucumber with the ball," Toomey said.
Spencer is coming off a six-point performance against Army West Point, scoring two goals and dishing off four assists. On Monday, the youngster was named Corvias Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the sixth time this season.

Loyola is seeded second for the Patriot League Tournament and will play the second semifinal on Friday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. With his next goal or assist, Spencer will set the Loyola single-season school record for points by a freshman that was set by Dave Kasemeyer way back in 1984. He is tied for seventh in program history for assists in a season.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Southern FFA Car Show

Southern High FFA Alumni Third Annual Car Show

10:00-2:00 May 1, 2016
at the 
Green Turtle Restaurant,  Edgewater

Please join us for Southern High School FFA Alumni's 3rd Annual Car, Truck and Tractor Show. All proceeds from this show support the students enrolled in the Agriculture Science Program and the FFA at Southern High School. In past years, we have raised over $9000, allowing us to fund scholarships and grants to these well deserving students. Your participation will help us to continue to assist these future leaders in agriculture in this way.

The show will again take place at the Greene Turtle at 3212 Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037. Registration is from 10am - 12pm. Awards will be at 2pm. The registraton fee is $15 per participant. Rain Date May 1st, 10am - 3pm

There will be trophies for the Top 30. Dash plaques and goodie bags for the first 100 registrants, fantastic door prizes, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and a bake sale including our signature strawberry shortcakes, fresh homemade pies and brownies. 

Vendors welcome! For more information email dcriste811@aol.com or call 410/353-7258. See the Southern High FFA Alumni Facebook page for weather updates and other info.

Madison Carter Scores Four

    Davidsonville's Madison Carater scored four goals to help #14 Penn State U. beat #12 Northwestern  on Sat. April 23 in womens lacrosse.
    Madison notched her fifth game this season with at least four goals and has scored in 14 of 15 games this season. She  now has 38 goals this season.
    You can read about the game at:  http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/recaps/042316aaa.html

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

    Recent Davidsonville home sales include a two story home on 1.12 acre at 3312 Blackberry Lane sold by the Donald W. Rizzo Trust to Brad and Kjrsten Hersey for $563,000.

Madison Carter Scores

    The Penn State lacrosse game is underway.  Below is a TWITTER post from a few minutes ago.

GOAL! Madison Carter scores in transition from Katie O'Donnell. PSU trails 5-4 (10:45, 1st).

Spencer Helps Loyola U Win

   Loyola's Zach Herreweyers scored a season-high five goals, and Davidsonville's Pat Spencer finished with six points as ninth-ranked Loyola University Maryland beat the U.S. Military Academy, 12-6, on Friday night, securing a bye to next weekend's Patriot League Semifinals. 
   Details of the game can be read at:  http://www.loyolagreyhounds.com/sports/m-lacros/recaps/042216aaa.html

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fairways Of Faith Golf Tourney

       The Davidsonville United Methodist Church will host the 20th Annual Southern Maryland "Fairways of Faith Golf Tournament" on May 2 at the Crofton Country Club, 1691 Crofton Parkway. Church teams will compete for the "Carpenter's Cup", the symbol of Southern Maryland golf supremacy. The tournament supports the Church's Youth Service Project ministry which uses a Christian approach to respond to the housing needs of economically and physically disadvantaged people.

       For more information, call 410-798-5511 or visit www.dumc.net.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Larry Howard Passes Away


    Larry Milford Howard, 67, a resident of Edgewater for 15 years and previously of Silver Spring, died on April 18, 2016, at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. 
    Born on February 13, 1949, in Bethesda, Larry graduated from Springbrook High School in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army and was a self-employed carpenter most of his life. Larry was a member of American Legion Post 7 in Annapolis and Post 226 in Mayo. Known as a jack of all trades, he enjoyed boating, golfing, crabbing and spending time with his family. 
    Larry was preceded in death by his father, Milford Howard. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Howard; his children, Clint (Jennifer) Howard and Natalie (Sean) Kelly both of Silver Spring, Holly (Curtis) Andrews of Augusta, GA, Larisa (Wilson) Santis of Riva and Tara Howard of Edgewater; his mother, Bertha Howard of Silver Spring; his siblings, Wayne, Steve and Joyce Howard all of Silver Spring; his grandchildren, Christopher, Jack, Parker, Beckham, Voe, Whitney, Paisley, Jenna, Sarenity and Kensington and one great-granddaughter, Adalyn. 
    Friends are invited to celebrate Larry's life from 6 to 9pm on Wednesday at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, April 21 at Davidsonville United Methodist Church in Davidsonville, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the , 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060 or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403.

Mary Smith Passes Away


      Mary Regina Mueller Smith, 85, of Centreville, MD, and previously Harwood, MD, passed away on April 17, 2016.
      Born on May 6, 1930 in Annapolis, MD to the late Mathias and Regina Mueller, Mary graduated from St. Michael's High School in Ridge, MD. She later attended the International Institute of Interior Design in Washington, DC. In 1950, Mary married the late Richard L. Smith, Jr., who died in 2006, and devoted her life to being a loving wife and mother.
      She and her husband lovingly restored and raised their family at "Mary's Mount" farm in Harwood. Before moving to Centreville where she was a parishioner of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Mary was a parishioner at Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, MD where she was very active, especially on the design committee for the new church and as a founding member of the Lazarus Committee. Mary enjoyed needlework, doll-making, painting, interior decorating, cooking, gardening and entertaining.
      Mary is survived by two sons, Richard Smith III of Stevenson, MD and Dennis (Beth) Smith of Earleville, MD; three daughters, Elaine (Yves) Nollet of Schenectady, NY, Janet (Tom) O'Connor of Centreville and Gina (Buck) Towne of Centerville, OH; one brother, Gerry Mueller of Davidsonville; four sisters, Judy Raley and Helen (Harry) Clarke, both of St. Inigoes, MD, DeeDee Orwig of Great Mills, MD and Peggy (Rick) Adams of Marietta, GA; four grandsons, Jeremy and David Nollet, Brad Towne III, and Dennis Smith II; seven granddaughters, Katherine Nollet, Sara Hart, Anne Frank, Gussie Smith, and Emily, Livie and Chrissy Smith; and seven great-grandchildren. 

      A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 21, beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel at Holy 
Family Catholic Church  , 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville until a Mass of Christian Burial begins at 12:00 p.m. in the main church. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church cemetery in Owensville, MD An online guestbook is available at www.KalasFuneralHomes.com.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Carter Gets 4th Freshman Of Week


April 19, 2016
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State women’s lacrosse freshman standout Madison Carter (Davidsonville, Md.) was recognized as Big Ten Freshman of the Week for a fourth time on Tuesday afternoon.
Carter was a vital asset for Penn State this week in multiple areas in which the Nittany Lions went 1-1. Carter finished with five points on four goals and an assist, while pulling down nine draw controls, two ground balls and three caused turnovers.
In Wednesday's game vs. Cornell, Carter had an assist and a career-high seven draw controls along with a ground ball and two caused turnovers. In Sunday's win at Michigan, Carter had a game-high four goals, a ground ball, two draws and a forced turnover.
Carter has scored in 13 of 14 games this season and is second on the team with 34 goals, the most by a PSU freshman since 2012. Carter’s 41 draw controls are second best on the squad.
Carter garnered her fourth weekly rookie honor from the conference (Feb. 13, March 15, April 5). Carter is third on the team with 30 points on 27 goals and three assists, while ranking second on the team with 31 draw controls.
Carter’s 34 tallies are second on the squad, while her 2.43 goals per game rank in a sixth in the Big Ten and tops among all freshmen. Carter ranks as the fourth-highest scoring freshman in the country on a per-game basis.
Carter and the 14th-ranked Nittany Lions (10-4, 2-1 Big Ten) finish the regular season with a pair of home games against top 15 opponents beginning with Saturday’s contest against No. 12 Northwestern. That game will serve as Senior Day and Alumni Day with opening draw slated for Noon. Admission and parking are free

The regular-season will conclude on Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. against top-ranked and defending champion Maryland on Big Ten Network and BTN2Go.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Motorcyclist Badly Injured

A motorcycle driver was flown to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries suffered Sunday evening in a Davidsonville crash, according to officials.
The single-vehicle accident happened just after 6:45 p.m. Sunday near Patuxent River Road and Queen Anne Bridge Road.
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department says its firefighters found a motorcycle had left the road and crashed in a ditch.
A Maryland State Police helicopter landed at Davidsonville Elementary School to fly the 32-year-old male driver to Shock Trauma.
His injuries were described by authorities as serious but not believed to be life-threatening.
Officials have not released the victim's name or address.

Pat Spencer Assists Loyola


   Zach Herreweyers caught a Pat Spencer feed and scored on an extra-man opportunity with 9.9 seconds left in regulation to give No. 12 Loyola University Maryland a 12-11 Patriot League victory over visiting Boston University on April 16.
     Spencer matched his career-high with six assists to lead all players with six points and assisted on the last three goals of the game. He is now tied for the school's freshman record with 31 assists this season.
   The Greyhounds close their regular-season on Friday, April 22, when it hosts the U.S. Military Academy at 7 p.m. in a nationally-televised CBS Sports Network broadcast. 

Carter Gets Four At Michigan


   The No. 10 Penn State women's lacrosse team used a 7-0 run over a 17-minute span in the first half to put away Michigan, 13-8, on Sunday at Michigan Stadium. Freshman Madison Carter (Davidsonville) tallied four goals and sophomore Katie O'Donnell (West Chester, Pa.) added a hat trick to pace the offense.
  Madison notched her fourth game this season with at least four goals and has scored in 13 of 14 games this season.
  To read the game details,  go to:  http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/recaps/041716aab.html

More About Madison Carter

From the Capital=Gazette
Penn State women's lacrosse player Madison Carter was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the third time this season on April 5. The standout freshman was honored after scoring four goals, dishing off two assists and winning four draw controls in helping the Nittany Lions go 2-0 the previous week.
Carter, who plays both attack and midfield, is second on the squad in both goals scored (30) and draw controls (39). The Davidsonville resident was previously named Big Ten Freshman of the Year on Feb. 23 and March 15.
"Madison's had a fantastic freshman year and has fit in seamlessly with our attack from the very beginning. She is an incredibly mature player that has come up with huge goals at critical times," said Penn State head coach Missy Doherty, a St. Mary's High graduate.
Carter is one of two freshman from Anne Arundel County playing integral roles for Penn State. Kayla Brisolari, an Archbishop Spalding product, is the first midfielder off the bench and has contributed seven points along with strong defense.
"It is difficult to be consistently competitive year after year because of graduation so this year it was incredibly important that our freshmen came in and made an impact. Thankfully, players like Madison and Kayla have come in and done a great job," Doherty said.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Be A Hero

The Mid-Atlantic region is home to a remarkable range of pollinators, including nineteen bumble bee species and thousands of species of native bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, hover flies, flower visiting beetles, wasps and moths. Several important pollinators are threatened for many reasons – one of which is habitat loss due to dramatic declines in native plant communities needed to support these animals. 
Pollinator-friendly gardens and landscapes play an essential role in the effort to revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across the country. Planting flowering plants and trees will increase nectar and pollen sources and thus improve the health and numbers of these pollinator populations.
Go to the following web site to see what you can do to help preserve these essential pollinators.

Pat Spencer At Loyola Lacrosse

     Pat Spencer of Davidsonville scored two-straight goals to stop a 6-1 Lehigh University run and spark a 4-0 Loyola University rally that pushed the 13th-ranked Greyhounds past the Mountain Hawks, 11-10, for a Patriot League victory.  The win clinched a Patriot League Championships bid for the Greyhounds (8-3 overall, 5-1 Patriot League).
    Game details can be read at:

Madison Carter In Penn State Loss

.    Madison Carter (Davidsonville, Md. had an assist but was  held scoreless for the first time all season, but she collected a season-high seven draws in #10 ranked Penn State's 10-7 loss to Cornell (10-1) on Wed. evening.
     For game details,  go to: 
  http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/recaps/041316aac.html .

Zach Rowe At St Marys Baseball

The St. Marys College of Maryland Seahawks (9-20, 5-11 CAC) topped Wesley Wednesday afternoon, 8-4, for their second straight Capital Athletic Conference win. The Seahawks secured the win with eight runs on 14 hits and no errors. Junior second baseman Zach Rowe (Davidsonville/Calvert Hall), senior shortstop Hunter Mohler and senior catcher Conner Goodie were the heavy hitters with all recording doubles for the Seahawks.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Governor's Bridge Repair Now 2019

From the Capital-Gazette:
Governor's Bridge, the historic one-lane crossing which links Bowie and Davidsonville across the Patuxent River, won't re-open until the summer of 2019, according to officials from Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties. 
The news was relayed Wednesday night to about 80 area residents who gathered to hear more on the status of the bridge.
The 109-year-old structure has undergone major repairs three times in the last 20 years. It was closed again in March of 2015 because of safety concerns as officials debated what the next step might be. It has remained closed ever since.
"We can't do (major repairs) anymore," said Erv Beckert, who's in charge of highway and bridge design for the Prince George's County Department of Public Works and Transportation. "It is beyond repair."
The preliminary plans call for what is essentially a new bridge. The project would replace the middle of the crossing — the driving surface and the girders underneath it — while preserving the bridge trusses that give the structure its distinctive, old-fashioned look.

"We understand it's a long period of time to get where we want to be," said Prince George's County Councilman Todd Turner, who presided over the meeting and who lives about a quarter-mile from the bridge.
Jerry Walker, an Anne Arundel councilman whose district includes the area on the other side of the bridge, represented the county at the meeting.
Prince George's County controls the bridge, but any repairs or work is shared 50/50 between Prince George's and Anne Arundel.
Federal funding would cover 80 percent of the final cost, which is expected to be $3-5 million, according to Beckert.
However, the involvement of the federal government adds another layer of permit and review during the planning and design phase. No less than 12 governmental agencies will be involved in the project because the bridge is surrounded by wetlands and is considered a historic bridge — the only one in Prince George's County.
Two county governments will be involved, along with the State Highway Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, the Maryland Department of the Environment, the Maryland-National Park & Planning Commission and the Maryland Historic Trust, to name a few.
The planning and design of the bridge is expected to take two years, with construction expected to last another year. Officials hope the project can begin this summer, but they must wait until county budgets are approved so the local pieces of the funding are in place.
Because of the interest in preserving the surrounding wetlands and the historic nature of the bridge, it appears unlikely that any design calling for widening the bridge or shifting the roads that lead to it would gain approval, Beckert said.
"This is a complex project with a lot of constraints," Beckert said.
The bridge, which provides a shortcut between Davidsonville and Bowie that doesn't involve driving on busy Route 50, was initially closed for repairs in May of 2013. The problem was the deterioration of the girders under the deck of the bridge. After extensive repairs, the bridge was reopened in March of 2014.
The bridge closed again last spring after contractors inspected the bridge and determined additional work was needed.
At that time, Prince George's County officials said the most recent six-month inspection revealed deterioration in several areas.
That deterioration, especially around the bridge joints, has made it too dangerous even for people to cross, much less vehicles, said Kate Mazzara, associate director in the office of engineering and project management for Prince George's County's Department of Public Works and Transportation.
"We would have great concerns in telling anyone it was OK to walk or bike across the bridge," Mazzara said.
Over the years, the bridge also has been closed intermittently due to high water because the Patuxent River is prone to flooding in that area.
There has been a bridge at the spot — not far from where Prince George's Stadium now sits — since Gov. Samuel Ogle had a crossing built to get him from his plantation home in Collington to Annapolis. He was the three-time Colonial governor of Maryland from 1732-52. The structure is called Governor's Bridge for that reason.
The current 105.5-foot-long and 13-foot, 7-inch wide structure was built in 1907.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Updated Info On Rt. 50 Fatal Crash

A 19-year-old Upper Marlboro man died Monday morning in a single-vehicle accident on Route 50 in Davidsonville, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.
About 11:50 a.m. firefighters were called to a medical emergency near eastbound Route 50 and Rutland Road.
The first caller to 9-1-1 just said that an ambulance was needed and hung up. As units were responding, additional 9-1-1 callers reported that the emergency was an auto accident with a person trapped in the vehicle.
Firefighters found a vehicle had run off Route 50 into the woods. Witnesses said the vehicle cart-wheeled several times before coming to a stop overturned against a fence. Firefighters found the driver and lone occupant dead on the scene.
Maryland State Police say a Toyota Corolla driven by Gene Aaron Marshall was eastbound on Route 50. For unknown reasons, the vehicle drifted out of the travel portion of the roadway off the right shoulder.
The vehicle then went up a hill and struck several trees, which caused it to overturn and come to rest against a fence.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Legislative Session Ends

    The legislature has ended it stay in Annapolis with a flurry of bills being passed Monday night.  But,  many important ones did not make it either as time ran out.  A good rundown of the most important legislation can be read at:
http://webmailab.juno.com/webmail/new/7?userinfo=10d868efc90365891d72e7235db50a05&count=1460466880&count=1230480281&session_continue=1

Virginia Thompson Passes Away

      Virginia Grace (Miller) Thompson of Edgewater, 83, passed April 10, 2016 at Light House Senior Living of Alzheimer's disease. 
       She was a former instructional assistant with the Montgomery County school system for 20 years and a volunteer assistant at Edgewater Elementary School. Mrs. Thompson was born in Washington, D.C. and was a fifth generation Washingtonian. She was a lifelong resident of the Silver Spring- Wheaton area before moving to Edgewater, MD in 1989. Mrs. Thompson attended the Academy of the Holy Names in Silver Spring and earned her associates degree in Education from Montgomery College. Her hobbies included bridge, sewing, crafts and her school alumni association.
       She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville.
       Her beloved "Jack" passed before her on March 4, 2015. Mrs. Thompson is survived by her four children; Ralph L. of Edgewater MD, Karen A. of Cockeysville, MD (Jeff Fisher), Russell F. of Gaithersburg, MD (Marilla), Robert J. of Shelby, N.C. (Marchel), nine grandchildren; Jessica Jordan, Allison Grace Nagy, Katherine Thompson, Laura Thompson, Rebecca Thompson, Emma Thompson, R.J. Thompson, Caroline Thompson, Claire Virginia Thompson. A brother Franc Miller, Ellicott City, MD (Rachel), two sisters; Dorothy Farquhar Ellicott City, MD and Marilyn Plymale, Moneta, VA.              Family and friends may gather at the family owned and operated CANDLE LIGHT FUNERAL HOME by Craig Witzke at 
 1835 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228  on Tuesday, 4-7pm. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, 10am at St. Paul's Catholic Church of Ellicott City. Interment private

Monday, April 11, 2016

Rt. 50 Auto Accident

From WBAL

       A man was killed in a crash that shut down the eastbound lanes of U.S. Route 50 in Anne Arundel County early Monday afternoon. The crash  was  reported around 11:55 a.m. Monday near Rutland Road in Davidsonville, officials said. State police said the car somehow left the roadway and overturned in a wooded area alongside the highway.   
      Fire officials said a 20-year-old man, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not yet been identified.
    There is no word on what caused the crash.   
      The State Highway Administration said the lanes were reopened around 2:45 p.m.   
No further details were available

From the Captial-Gazette Tue morning:
At 11:55 a.m., the driver of a white Toyota Corolla veered off the right shoulder of Route 50 near Rutland Road. The car went up a hill and collided with several trees, which then made it overturn. The Corolla came to rest against a fence, police said.

Ralph Suit Passes Away

      Ralph Harry Suit, Sr., a 14-year resident of Diamondhead, MS and previously of Davidsonville, MD, died on April 6, 2016, of congestive heart failure following a 15-month illness.
      He was 79. Born May 30, 1936, in Washington, DC, he worked at the U.S. Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. as cartographer until his retirement. Following his retirement, he became part owner of GRC Construction. Ralph served in the Korean War as a pipefitter in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of American Legion Post 226 in Edgewater, MD. Ralph enjoyed fishing, traveling, and woodworking.
      He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Helen Joyce Suit on December 4, 2000. Ralph is survived by his children, Ralph Harry Suit, Jr. of Edgewater, MD and Kimberley Dawn Bush of Diamondhead, MS; three siblings, Charles Edward Suit of Diamondhead, MS, Betty Katherine Kruelle of Edgewater, MD and Shirley Ann Smith of St. Michaels, MD; five grandchildren, Timothy Scott Bush, Jr. of Edgewater, MD, Krescenzia Dawn Bush of Harrisburg, NC, Krister Elias Chrisman of Harwood, MD, Nina Marie Christian of Olympia, WA and Wesley Albert Suit of Annapolis, MD; and three great-grandchildren.
      Friends may call at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. , followed by a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. An online guestbook is available at www.KalasFuneralHomes.com

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include a split foyer on .38 acre at 1541 Morgan Road sold by Donna Phelps to Ronald Haas for $352,000.

Farm Bureau Scholarship Winners

DAVIDSONVILLE — Maryland Farm Bureau recently announced the winners of its 2016 college scholarships: Amanda Goslee of Sharptown, Christopher Webb of Colora, Gabrielle Cory of Leonardtown, Katherine Weant of Taneytown and Nicholas Parrish of Westminster. Each scholarship is worth $2,000 toward the winner’s college tuition.
To read more about the scholarship winners,  go to:  http://www.stardem.com/announcements/academic/article_a955d117-65e4-580c-a9e5-f162c3881371.html

Spencer Scored 3 In Loyola Win

     Pat Spencer (Davidsonville, Boys' Latin) scored two-straight goals to stop a Lehigh run and spark a 4-0 rally that pushed the 13th-ranked Greyhounds past the Mountain Hawks. The win clinched a Patriot League Championships bid for the Greyhounds (8-3 overall, 5-1 Patriot League). Spencer finished with three goals and an assist.