Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ann Kight Passes Away

    Anne Marie Kight, 85, of Davidsonville and previously of Edgewater, MD, passed away on May 30, 2016 due to complications from dementia.
    Born on December 17, 1930 to the late Anthony and Jane (Bolger) Passero, Anne was raised and educated in Washington, DC. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for Association Life Sciences, Inc. (ALSI) for 15 years. As a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Anne volunteered with the St. Vincent de Paul Society and donated desserts for the homeless. For many years, she was also a member of Commodore Mayo Ki-Wives, serving dinners to seniors; and was a long-time member of TOPS. Anne always worked as a poll worker during the primary and general elections. She also loved to play bingo.
      Anne was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Charles Wesley Kight who died in 2009; three brothers, Anthony, Charles and Edward Passero and a sister, Frances Pettitt. She is survived by three children, Robert M. (Ellen) Kight of Ocean Pines, MD, Marianne (James) Pelura of Davidsonville, MD and Angela (Henry) Vasquez of Gatesville, TX; four grandsons, Robert, Brian and Charles Kight and Anthony Pelura; five granddaughters, Marlene Marvin, Jennifer Ghadisha, Kathryn Burke, Mary Murphy and Annie Kight; and 14 great-grandchildren.
      Friends are invited to celebrate Anne''s life on Thursday, June 2 from 11 a.m. until her funeral service begins at 12 p.m. at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD. Entombment at Lakemont Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children''s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. An online guestbook is available at www.KalasFuneralHomes.com  

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Pat Spencer Makes All-American

     Loyola freshman Pat Spencer, a Davidsonville resident who attended Boys' Latin, earned second-team  All-American honors for 2016.
      Spencer has had the finest season by a freshman nationally this year, and entered the NCAA Semifinal game against North Carolina ranked second in the nation in assists per game (2.76) and first in points (4.88). Through the NCAA Quarterfinals game, Spencer had recorded 36 goals, 47 assists and 83 points.      He was the first player to win the Patriot League Offensive Player and Rookie   of the Year Award outright in the same year. 

Loyola U. Loses In Semi-Final

    The Loyola U. men's lacrosse team began their NCAA semi-final match against U. of North Carolina playing very uninspired defense allowing the Tar Heels to jump out to a 12-2 lead.   The Grayhounds managed a comback,  but it fell short and they were defeated 18-13.
    Pat Spencer of Davidsonville  had five assists in the contest.  

Glenn King Passes Away

    Glenn Thomas King, a 32-year resident of Davidsonville, MD died at Anne Arundel Medical Center on Friday, May 27, 2016. He was 63.
    Born on September 26, 1952, in Annapolis, MD, he worked for Adams Buick and most recently worked in management at Capital Cadillac for the past 29 years. Glenn was a longtime member of Holy Family Church in Davidsonville, MD. He enjoyed camping in Pennsylvania and Virginia and owned his own camper.
    Glenn is survived by his wife, Sharon King, whom he married on July 16, 1977; three children, Kevin (Jennifer) King of Glen Burnie, MD, Amanda (Carl) Recktenwald, Jr. of Odenton, MD and Jessica (Greg) Barnett of Pasadena, MD; his mother, Hazel King of Pasadena, MD; one sister, Janelle Miller of Millersville, MD; and 14 grandchildren.
    Friends may call at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD on Tuesday, May 31 from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD on Wednesday, June 1 at 11am. Interment Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church.

Hugh Tornabene Passes Away

    Hugh Salvatore Tornabene passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016, at his home in Harwood, Md., surrounded by loved ones. 
    Hugh Salvatore Tornabene was born on December 27, 1932, in Heswall, Werall, England, to Nora and Onofrio Tornabene, both of whom predeceased him. Always a very curious and intelligent man, he went on to study at the University of Liverpool from 1950-1956, eventually receiving a Ph.D. in Physics. He worked in the field, until deciding to join the priesthood of the Jesuit order of the Catholic Church as well as moving to the USA in 1965. He eventually became an American citizen. He studied at Woodstock College from 1965-1969. Deciding not to preach but to help guide students instead, he began working at Bowie State University in 1969 where he continued his research, taught Physics and Astronomy, was an active member of the faculty participating in many committees and other aspects of University life, and finished his career over 35 years later in 2005. He was an avid bridge player, enjoyed researching genealogy, researching cosmic rays from deep space, and maintained and studied the nature around his home.
    Hugh met his wife, Catherine Lee McPherson of Harwood, Md. whom he is survived by, in 1979. They married on July 20th, 1982 in Upper Marlboro, Md., and they renewed their vows and were married in the Catholic Church in Davidsonville, Md, on January 11, 2014.
    He is survived by his four Children, Laurence Matthew Tornabene of Laurel, Md., Valerie Ruth Needham of Manassas, Va., David Charles John Tornabene of Harwood, Md., and Michael William Tornabene of Baltimore, Md. He is a brother to Peter Tornabene of Berkshire, England who predeceased him, and also survived by his siblings Diana Davey of Surrey, England, Nicholas Tornabene of Cornwall, England, and Maria Featch of Berkshire, England.
    Friends may call at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, Md. on Thursday June 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the chapel at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, Md. on Friday, June 3 at 10:00 a.m. Interment immediately following at Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville, Md. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Penn State Women Knocked Out (Updated)

   The #3 ranked University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team advances to the NCAA championship game on Sunday after defeating #11 Penn State 12-11.
   UNC jumped out to an early lead by scoring 3 goals in the first four minutes.  But,  Penn State came back to score 4 goals in the second 4 minutes to take the lead early in the first half.  
   The replay of the game can be seen on Watch ESPN (ESPN3).
   Madison carter of Davidsonville scored with  7 minutes to go to bring PSU to within one point,  but NCU was able to keep control of the ball the last  seven minutes.
    You can read details of the game at:

Kacie Longo At U. of MD

The University of Maryland, currently ranked #1 in women's lacrosse is playing in the NCAA semi-final on Friday, May 27.  Kacie Longo of Davidsonville in on the team and the following was taken from a Capital-Gazette article about the team.
Sophomore Kacie Longo has seen significant action as an attacker coming off the bench. The South River graduate runs in from the sideline whenever the Terrapins bring a defender off the field and has scored 20 goals.
"As Kacie has continued to gain confidence, she has just gotten better and better," Reese said. "Kacie works very hard off-ball and gets open a lot. She's a good shooter and really takes advantage of her opportunities.''
Longo, who was both an Under Armour All-American and US Lacrosse Academic All-American as a senior at South River, was a three-sport standout who also excelled in soccer and indoor track.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Concert At Riva Trace Baptist

      The Londontowne Symphony Orchestra will present "Movie Music Live: The Sequel"  at the Riva Trace Baptist Church at 475 W. Central Ave. in Davidsonville  on June 4.  The program will feature  music from the movies of Superman, Star Trek, James Bond and others beginning  at 7:30 p.m.   Also on the program is Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 played by local pianist, Dr. William Bloomquist.  Admission is $15-$20 for adults, free for students. For info,  go to:  www.lso-music.org.

Nittany Lions Tackle NC In Lacrosse Semi.

    Madison Carter and the Penn State Nittany Lions take on #3 ranked North Carolina this Friday at 5:00 PM. in the women's lacrosse semi-final match in Chester, PA.  The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.
    For more info on the game,  go to:  http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/spec-rel/052516aad.html

Loyola In Lacrosse Semi-Final

Freshmen phenomenal for Loyola
For No. 7 Loyola (14-3) to win its first national championship since 2012, it will need freshman Pat Spencer (83 points) to continue one of the finest rookie seasons in recent memory.
Named the Patriot League Offensive Player and Rookie of the Year, the Davidsonville, Md., native has produced two or more points in all 17 games thus far, 12 multi-goal contests and 11 tilts with two or more assists en route to becoming just the second player in program history to tally 80 or more points. Spencer produced six goals and six assists in two NCAA games to extend the Greyhounds’ winning streak to 10 games.
Defensively, rookie goalkeeper Jacob Stover (7.14 GAA), the son of former Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover, is 10-1 overall and 10-0 as the starter during the Loyola’s winning streak. On four occasions, he has allowed six goals or fewer.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dance Classes Now Starting Wed

Learn ballroom dancing from a master instructor. A new eight week session will start on May 25 at the Davidsonville Recreation Center, 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road. Learn Foxtrot from 7 to 8 p.m. and from 8 to 9 p.m. learn the Samba. Partners are not necessary. The cost to attend the eight week session is $70.
Dance lessons are also available on Thursday and Friday nights.
For more information, visit www.davidsonvilledanceclub.org or emailelizabethmatarese@comcast.net.

DUMC Strawberry Festival

The Davidsonville United Methodist Church will have their annual strawberry festival this Sat. at 11:00 to 2:00.

Janet Weems Passes Away

    Surround by her family, Janet Louise Weems passed away peacefully with grace and dignity on May 21, 2016 at her home in Tracy's Landing, Maryland following a valiant four-year battle with cancer. She was 74.
    She was preceded in death by her loving parents, E. Louise Johnson Turner and James (Junior) Turner and her devoted grandparents, Jim and Viola Johnson and Herman and Edna Turner.
    Janet graduated from the original Southern High School in Lothian, MD and the Maryland Medical Secretarial School in Hagerstown, MD., and worked as a medical secretary for Dr. Smith's office in Shady Side, MD and Dr. Graw's office in Davidsonville, MD. In 1982, she and her husband owned and operated Southern Maryland Cable, Inc. until her retirement in 2003. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, 1st Lutheran Church in Huntingtown, MD and was a lifelong member of St. James Episcopal Church in Lothian, MD. Janet and her husband loved travelling and spending the winters in Florida. She had a deep devotion to her family and friends. Her kindness and generosity enriched the lives of those around her and her humor and zest for life will always be remembered. She enjoyed playing golf, entertaining and spending time with her cherished grandchildren.
    She is survived by her husband of 54 year, F. Ray Weems ; two daughters, Brenda Maclin (Jim) of Oakton, VA and Lori Graybill (Jeff) of Tracy's Landing, MD; a brother, William Turner (Margaret) of Tracy's Landing, MD; and five grandchildren, Alec Snyder, Ellen, Emily and Jimmy Maclin and William Graybill. She also leaves behind and will be forever loved by her many caring relatives and friends.
    Friends may call at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD on Wednesday, May 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 5757 Solomons Island Road, Lothian, MD on Thursday, May 26 at 11 a.m. Interment immediately following in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122 (hospicechesapeake.org) or First Lutheran Church, 6300 Southern Maryland Blvd., Huntingtown, MD 20639. An online guestbook is available at   http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/capitalgazette/janet-weems-condolences/180095693

Grace Saliba Excells in Lacrosse

Grace Saliba,  a senior at Franklin and Marshall, is having another good lacrosse season this year.  Here is an exerpt from Delmarvanow about their recent game against Salisbury U.

Saliba, a senior attack from Davidsonville, Maryland, has a history of performing well at Sea Gull Stadium.
In the regular season meeting between the Sea Gulls and the Diplomats she scored four goals. In the Diplomats’ regional semifinal win on Saturday in Salisbury, Saliba scored five goals and dished out two assists against Brockport State.
Saliba finished Sunday’s contest with a goal and two assists.
“I think in big games like this, something about it just fires you up,” Saliba said.
One of the many reasons the Diplomats were successful on Sunday was the time and care that went into each of their possessions.

You can read more about the semi-final game at:

You can read more about Grace at:  http://davidsonvillenews.blogspot.com/2016/02/grace-saliba-at-franklin-marshall.html

Monday, May 23, 2016

Johns Hopkins From Anne Arundel

In regard to your short article of May 19 about Johns Hopkins and the Annearundel Free School in Davidsonville, I offer the following comments. 

Most sources, including the Retired School Personnel group that maintains and shows the Free School, don’t seem certain that Hopkins attended the school.  I see you reflected that uncertainty. I based my article in the January 2015 issue of Davidsonville Country Living on his biography by his niece, Helen Hopkins Thom.  She described the school he attended as at at the headwaters of the South River.  I’ve studied all the maps from the 1800’s that I can access, and found no other school that fits that description, so I’m a bit more certain than most that he did attend Annearundel Free School.

I’ve been trying (unsuccessfully so far) to get in touch with anyone who has contacts in the movie/TV production industry.  There should be a film or high quality mini-series, like the one on John Adams, about the life of Johns Hopkins.  Thom’s biography can provide the material on which to base it.  In addition, the Free School and his childhood home still exist (unless the developers tear down Whitehall.)

This story has so many compelling issues — slavery, love denied fulfillment, the morality of selling whiskey, the birth of the railroad, the obligation of the wealthy to family and society, a will leaving funds to found JHU and the world renowned hospital.  In this Johns Hopkins was way ahead of the times - stipulating that the former must train women and the latter treat all people, regardless of race or ability to pay. 

I am hopeful that one of your readers knows someone in the movie industry and will suggest a production based on Hopkins life to them.  If such a reader exists, I can be contacted at hopkinsliz@comcast.net.

 Liz Hopkins,  Davidsonville, MD

Accident At 50 & 424

    It is reported that there was an automobile accident on Rt. 50 Eastbound near 424 at about 6 PM Monday.  No other details available.

Moto-Cross At PastranaLand

Here are some video taken at Pastranaland (Travis Pastrana's home in Davidsonville).


Bob Neall Takes New Challenge

    When you have a tough job,  call Bobby Neall.    The Md governor has given Neal the job of reorganizing the state government to be more workable.  Not an easy task given the fact that the legislature is Democratic and not likely to be supportive of the ideas of a Republican governor.

Loyola Takes Down Towson In Semi

    Loyola (14-3) extended its winning streak to 10, and advanced to the program’s third national NCAA semifinal in an ESPN  televised match on Sunday afternoon.     The Grayhounds  will next meet North Carolina (10-6) at noon Saturday at  Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.  The unseeded Tar Heels knocked off No. 3 Notre Dame, 13-9, to earn their first semifinal berth since 1993.
    No. 1 seeded Maryland (16-2) and No. 5 Brown (16-2) will meet in the second semifinal at 2:30 p.m.
    To read the game details,  go to:  http://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/bal-loyola-maryland-men-s-lacrosse-holds-off-towson-10-8-to-advance-to-final-four-20160522-story.html

Sunday, May 22, 2016

DACA Meeting June 2

DACA’s 43rd Annual Meeting
of the general membership
7:30 pm on June 2, 2016
Boy Scout Building at DFRC
3727 Queen Anne Bridge Road

Loyola Edges Towson In Lacrosse

    The Loyola Grayhounds had to go all the way to Columbus, OH,  to play their neighbor Towson University,  but they prevailed 10-8 in a rather close contest Sunday afternoon.  Loyola lead all the way after breaking an early 2-2 tie.   Towson had knocked off #2 seed Denver U. last weekend.
     Though Davidsonville's Pat Spencer, playing for Loyola, received a lot of acclaim for his play, Towson's  John Mazza,  also from Davidsonville, was mentioned several times during the ESPN broadcast.
     Loyola is headed to Philadelphia next weekend for  semi-final and final matches.

Robert Morris Passes Away

Robert S. Morris, 80, a 28-year veteran of Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department who retired as commander of the helicopter branch in the Special Operations Division, died April 21 at an assisted-living center in Davidsonville, Md. The cause was cancer, said a daughter, Sandra Kendrick
Mr. Morris, resident of Riva, Md., was born in Washington. He retired from the police department in 1985, then for 10 years was security director at the Weston Hotel in Washington. He was an amateur aircraft pilot and a water skier.

Spencer and Loyola Lead Towson At The Half

It is now half-time of the Loyola-Towson lacrosse game with Loyola leading 6-4.  Pat Spencer has two goals and 1 assist and is getting a lot of camera time as well as discussion from the announcers who think he will be All-American this year.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Penn State Advances in NCAA Touney

    The #11 ranked Penn State womens lacrosse team knocked Penn out of the NCAAA tournament  by an 8-4 score.    Madison Carter of Davidsonville had two goals.  You can read the details at:

Tips For The Kitchen

interesting Tips for the Kitchen 

Mike Evans Still Excels In MLL

    Davidsonville native Michael Evans was part of a contingent of Anne Arundel County products who helped the Chesapeake Bayhawks capture Major League Lacrosse championships in three of four seasons.    While some of those teammates have retired,  Michael still enjoys the game and is considered one of the top defender in the league.

Friday, May 20, 2016

More Vests For Police Dogs

CALVERT COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — A couple of Calvert County’s finest will be walking the beat in brand new body armor, thanks to a charitable donation.
A nonprofit has gifted Sheriff’s Office K9s “Jax” and “Wolf” bullet and stab protective vests to help keep them safe in the line of duty. They were sponsored by Friends of Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat in Davidsonville.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

John Mazza At Towson Lacrosse

Coach Shawn Nadelen was not sure what Towson would get from midfielder Jon Mazza in his first year on the collegiate level. But it did not take long for the Davidsonville resident to make an impression.
Despite playing on the second line, Mazza ranks sixth on the Tigers (16-2) in goals (15) and points (22). He has been especially productive in his last 11 games in which he has posted 19 points on 13 goals and six assists.
Nadelen acknowledged that he didn’t initially have high expectations for Mazza.
“When I recruited him, I thought he was more of a guy who would be able to create for himself but wasn’t a great shooter mechanically,” Nadelen said Tuesday. “He’s still working on that, but I’m more impressed with his field sense and awareness and his vision and his ability in being more of a complete player, not just a shooting kind of guy. He can dodge with his head up, feed, make the right looks, and pass it. He does a really good job of being more of a complete midfielder than being more one-dimensional.”
Mazza -- whose brother Nick is a junior midfielder for No. 7 seed Loyola Maryland (13-3), which will clash with Towson in Sunday’s NCAA tournament quarterfinal at 2:30 p.m. in Columbus -- has been welcomed by his teammates for his easygoing personality.

“He’s got nothing but confidence, and the kid does throw a skip pass that he shouldn’t, but he’s always trying to make a play for the team,” said redshirt senior midfielder Ben McCarty (South Carroll). “I can always rally behind a guy like him.”
Confident in his own abilities, Mazza is willing to take some ribbing from older players while also dishing it out. Nadelen said Mazza hasn’t let his youth prevent him from trying to make an immediate impact.
"He's a confident kid--even as a freshman," Nadelen said.    “He’s a fun kid because you can mess with him and joke with him. He’s got that personality where he’s confident, but not overly cocky -- at least with us coaches. I know with his teammates, the older guys especially love just hammering him, which is great because he gives it right back to them. There’s that mutual respect between those guys. He still realizes that he’s a freshman and that he has to do what freshmen do, but he has been a key player for us.”

Johns Hopkins Raised Near Davidsonville

       Entrepreneur and philanthropist Johns Hopkins,  who has a number of institutions named after him, was raised at Whitehall near Crofton and probably attended school at the Free School located in Davidsonville in the community of Lavall.  You can learn about Mr. Hopkins at:    http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Johns+Hopkins

Show Your Talent

    The Holy Family Catholic Church presents the "In Harmony Youth Players" auditions for Godspell for ages 12 to 17 and is looking for performers.
     You  do not need to be a parishioner of  Holy Family to participate.  Come prepared with a song to sing, to learn a dance and read some lines. Contact Cyndi Zajic at familyministry@hfccmail.org or 410-269-0586 or 301-261-7399, ext. 25, for more information and upcoming rehearsal times.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include a new two story home on 1.68 acres at 602 Churchill Circle sold by Lighthouse Development to Lee and Shannon Garrett for $920,032.

Free Star Wars Movie May 20

Holy Family Parish will host an outdoor movie in the back parking lot on Friday, May 20th sponsored by the Youth Group. Feature presentation is “STAR WARS, THE FORCE AWAKENS.” The movie will start at 8:30pm, but feel free to get there early to hang out and get something to eat! It is FREE to all, just bring a chair and blanket to sit out on. Popcorn, burgers, hot dogs and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Food will be available starting at 7pm!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bike To Work May 20

Commuters in Anne Arundel County are expected to trade their cars for bikes on Friday, May 20, to take part in Bike to Work Day 2016.  Davidsonville bike riders can take part in convoys described below.
  • Davidsonville to West Street Convoy departs from the parking lot of Homestead Gardens (743 W. Central Ave in Davidsonville) at 7 a.m. The ride continues along Central Avenue to Riva Road north, to arrive at the Bike Doctor Annapolis at about 7:45 a.m.
  • Bike Doctor Annapolis to City Dock Convoyleaves Bike Doctor Annapolis at 8 a.m., travels along West Street toward downtown Annapolis, arriving at the City Dock event at 8:30 a.m.

George P. Kalas Passes Away

Gorge P. Kalas was born on August 16, 1959 and passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016.  George was a resident of Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate Larry's life on Wednesday May 18 from 2 to 4PM and 6 to 8PM at the George PKalas Funeral Home 2973 Solomons Island Rd. Edgewater. viewing will be held on Thursday May 19 at 11AM until his service begins at 12PM at Chesapeake Christian Fellowship 377 W. Central Ave. Davidsonville MD.

Lawrence Orluskie Passes Away

Lawrence “Larry” Orluskie, 56, a 6-year resident of Shady Side and previously of Bowie, MD, passed away on May 12, 2016, at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore.

Born on August 16, 1959, in Shamokin, PA to the late William and Elizabeth Orluskie, Larry graduated from Shamokin Area High School in 1977. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1976 but did not report for basic training until after graduation.  While serving in the military, Larry sought out many forms of education, starting in 1994 at Oklahoma University and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Strayer University in 2007.  While pursuing his degree, Larry continued to patriotically serve his country for 24 years.  A decorated war hero, he traveled the world, serving at various duty stations.  He retired as a Master Sergeant in 2001 while stationed at the Pentagon in Public Affairs.  

As a civilian, Larry worked briefly for the WBOC television station as well as the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. He transferred to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) when it opened in 2002.  Throughout his career with DHS, Larry held various key positions, most recently as Deputy Director of Communications and Public Affairs.  He enjoyed all aspects of his career and took great pride in his work.

Larry was an avid gun enthusiast and collector. He was a member of the 12th Precinct Pistol and Archery Club, a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association, and was very passionate about Second Amendment rights.  He was also a member of the American Legion, the Brady Fire Company in Ranshaw, PA, and was Past President of the Avalon Shores Community Association.  Larry loved running and hiking as well as cruising in his Jeep. His many accomplishments in life included the completion of three half marathons. 

Larry strongly believed in living life to the fullest and loved spending time with family and friends. He was an amazing and supportive father and his daughters looked up to him with great admiration. Larry had many loves in his life but none so special as his soul mate for the past eight years, Michelle.  Larry made life an adventure every day.  He seemed to have a hand in everything and impactedeveryone he met along the way.  He will be truly missed.

Larry is survived by the love of his life, Michelle Walczak; three daughters, Sophie (Justin) Grubb of Detroit Lakes, MN, Emilee Orluskie of Annapolis and Lydia (Randy) Erickson of Fargo, ND; his former wife, Christine Griffin Orluskie; one sister, Roxanne Orluskie of Shamokin, PA; four grandchildren, Brigham, Drake, Dylanger and Katelyn; two nieces, Holly and Autumn and a nephew, Tommy.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Larry's life on Wednesday, May 18 from 2 to 4PM and 6 to 8PM at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. 

A viewing will be held on Thursday May 19 at 11AM until his service begins at 12PM at Chesapeake Christian Fellowship, 377 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD.  Burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216 or the NRA Processing Center, P.O. Box 420648, Palm Coast, FL 32142-0648

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Rubber Duck Races June 5

Rubber duck races and a family carnival, known as Quacks for Backpacks, will be held on Sunday June 5 to benefit the "Bountiful Backpack" food program that furnishes needy children with weekend food.   The fourth annual event will be held on the grounds of Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville from 11am to 4pm and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County. Proceeds will benefit the 7-year-old food program, that provides nourishing weekend food supplies to 139 needy children in South Anne Arundel County, during the school year. Food is purchased, sorted, packed and distributed, with the cooperation of three elementary schools, by a crew of volunteers and Rotary Club.  The program fills a gap for children that benefit from nutritious meals at the schools on weekdays during the school year but need help with weekend meals.

The Quacks for Backpacks event at Homestead Gardens will feature rubber-duck race(s) and a family carnival coordinated by local PTA, PTO, Teachers, School Staff and Students!  The carnival will feature live music, games, face painting, magic and duck decorating. Fresh food, ice cream and beverages will also be available. The admission charge includes for unlimited carnival games and duck decoration is $10 per family. 

The winners of the duck races will be awarded prices.  Small ducks can be adopted, starting at a $10 donation level. Large ducks are available at a $250 donation level and can be decorated and/or entered in the race: Event sponsor ships are available to businesses and organizations. Complete event information/registration forms can be found athttp://southcountyrotary.org/quacksforbackpacks.php  Rotary is a 501(C)3 organization with 100 percent of donations from the Quacks event going toward food purchases (currently exceeding over 700 lbs. each week).  For questions contact: Joe Van Deuren, joe@balancedlifeskills.com

Judith Wilson Passes Away

       Judith Ann Wilson, 73, a message therapist with the Robert Andrew Salon & Spa in Gambrills, Md., from the mid-1990s to mid-2000s, died April 10 at a medical center in Chapel Hill, N.C. The cause was a brain hemorrhage, said her son, Bradley Wilson.
      Mrs. Wilson was born Judith Ann Baron in Uniontown, Pa., and had lived in the Washington area since 1960. She lived in Davidsonville, Md., and was visiting a daughter in North Carolina when she died.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Penn State Shocks #2 Florida

   Ten tie scores, 11 lead changes and countless changes in momentum saw the 11th-ranked Nittany Lion women’s lacrosse team come out victorious over No. 2 Florida, 14-13, on Steph Lazo ’s (Stevensville, Md.) overtime goal in an NCAA Second Round game Sunday at Dizney Lacrosse Stadium.
    Details of the game can be read at:  http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/recaps/051516aab.html

Madison Carter All-Region Selection

The 2016 IWLCA All-Region selections were announced on Friday afternoon and Penn State earned five honorees. Madison Cyr (Westminster, Md.) and Steph Lazo (Stevensville, Md.) earned first-team spots; Jenna Mosketti (Fallston, Md.), Abby Smucker (Bel Air, Md.) and Madison Carter (Davidsonville, Md.) landed on the second team in the West/Midwest region.
The Nittany Lions have at least five IWLCA All-Region honorees for a fifth time since the all-region teams began, which was in 2005
Carter, the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, is having one of the finest freshmen seasons in school history. Carter has scored 44 times and pulled down 59 draw controls, which rank second in both categories. Carter leads all freshmen in the NCAA Tournament in goals per game (2.44), boosted by her four-goal performance Thursday against. Winthrop.

The Nittany Lions (12-6) will look to reach their fourth NCAA Quarterfinals in the past five years when they take on second-seeded Florida in Gainesville on Sunday at 1 p.m. The game will be streamed live and free on Gator Vision. 

More details can be read at:  http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/spec-rel/051416aaa.html

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Carter Leads Lions To Win

    Penn State took down Winthrop on Friday evening to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
    Madison Carter and Steph Lazo scored four times each as the Nittany Lions defeated the Eagles, 16-6.
    The Eagles (20-3) tore through the competition this season, scoring as many as 28 goals in one game against Radford.
    But they hadn't seen an opponent of the Lions' (12-6) caliber, and it showed as Emi Smith stifled the Eagles' high-flying offense. Smith saved seven of just 13 shots on goal for a .538 save percentage.
    The Lions launched 28 shots against Eagles goaltender Alaina Girani, who finished with a .429 save percentage.
     The Eagles' leading scorer Shannon Gallagher tallied the first goal after 2:12 of play, but Carter, Lazo and Madison Cyr answered to build a lead that the Lions never gave up. Cyr scored twice more before halftime, to give the Lions a 9-5 lead.
    Over five minutes elapsed in the second half before the Eagles' Katie Clark put her team within three. From there, though, it was all Lions. They scored seven unanswered goals, including three by Lazo.Z
    Carter scored twice and Maggie Gallagher and Katie O'Donnell each found the back of the net before time expired. Lazo also notched three assists, while Cyr had two.
    The No. 15 Nittany Lions will face No. 2 Florida (18-1), the Big East champions, at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Gators fell in the second round of the tournament last year, while the Lions made it to the quarterfinals.
    The Gators suffered their only loss of the season against Maryland, the Big Ten regular season champion. The Terrapins beat the Gators in Gainesville on March 19 before topping the Lions in Happy Valley on April 28.

Farm Bureau Hires New Director

DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. — Maryland Farm Bureau recently hired Patricia “Trish” Hildebrand from Millersville, Md., as its central/southern Maryland regional director.
As the central/southern Maryland regional director for Maryland Farm Bureau, Hildebrand will work with the seven counties from Howard down to St. Mary’s as both the liaison with MFB and as their local affairs representative. She will also work with county Farm Bureau presidents to recognize county issues and provide leadership development training.
Hildebrand’s goals are to increase membership in these counties and track local or regional activities that affect farmers. She will also serve as staffer for the Maryland Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee.
“I am very excited to work for an organization that has fueled my passion for the agriculture industry,” Hildebrand said. “I am looking forward to promoting and supporting agriculture in Maryland.”

Prior to joining MFB, Hildebrand worked as an animal health intern with the Maryland Department of Agriculture in 2014 and interned with Maryland Farm Bureau in 2013. She attended Delaware Valley University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science in 2015. She was a 4-H member for seven years and served as Miss Anne Arundel County Farm Bureau in 2010 and 2012.

Loyola Plays Today On ESPNU (Updated)

    The Duke Blue Devils lacrosse team will play #7 ranked Loyola today,  Sat., at Loyola.  The first round game of the NCAA tournament will be broadcast on ESPNU, either at 12:00 or 2:30,  depending on which page of the Capital Gazette is correct.    With the storms approaching this afternoon,  lets hope it is 12:00.
    This will be a chance for local residents to watch the highly praised Pat Spencer of Davidsonville who is having a tremendous freshman season for the Loyola Greyhounds.
    The game started at 12:00, fortunately,  and should avoid the oncoming rain.  
    Pat Spencer,  according to the announcers, is having a "monster game" during the first half as the Greyhounds lead 9-6 at the end of the first half.  Spencer has five points,  but is actually being out-shined by Jack Bruckner of Duke who is 6 for 6,  scoring all the Duke points without missing a shot.  
    Loyola prevailed 16-11in the end  with Spencer getting 8 points--3 goals and 5 assists.  This gives him 18 points in the last two games.
    Loyola next faces the winner of the Denver (#2 seed) Towson game in Columbus, OH.
    You can read about the game at:  http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/lacrosse/bs-sp-duke-loyola-0515-20160514-story.html

Friday, May 13, 2016

Liam Kelley Plays Lax At Yale

Liam Kelley of Davidsonville plays Lacrosse at Yale.  To read a nice long article about him,  go to:

Jacob Mandish Is Teen Of The Week

From the Capital-Gazette:

Jacob Mandish of Davidsonville dreams of watching the Blue Angels soar over the scoreboard at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on a sunny day in May, five years from now. That year's Naval Academy graduation ceremony is underway. He's in the seats placed on the turf, surrounded by fellow midshipmen from the Class of 2021.
It's more than a hazy daydream. Later this summer on July 26, Jacob, 18, a senior at the Severn School, will arrive at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Rhode Island for a year of orientation and academics before being inducted, in 2017, into the Naval Academy Class of 2021.
He was recruited by Navy during his junior year at Severn for his prowess at lacrosse. He earned All-County honors for lacrosse that season.
Jacob's pretty good at football, too. This year, he was the leading scorer of the Admirals football team and was team MVP. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society.
Chris Kirchenheiter, football coach at Severn, considers the teen a gifted athlete with the size, speed and ability to be a Division I recruit in both sports.

"Jacob was a difference maker and leader for our football team this year," Kirchenheiter said. "We turned to him in pressure situations and he never failed to come up with a clutch catch or big play."
Jacob played varsity lacrosse for four years and football, three years. The Davidsonville resident will have earned 10 varsity letters when he graduates.
His father John Mandish, the district manager for the Washington Post, coaches the Davidsonville Gators football team and is its past football commissioner and the 2013 recipient of the Vince DePasquale Service to Anne Arundel County Youth Football Award.
Following in his father's cleats, Jacob has been an assistant Gator football coach the past two seasons.
"His ability to balance playing three sports, excelling in the classroom, being active in his church, working a part-time job and contributing countless hours of community service speaks volumes about what a focused, driven and hard working young man he is," the coach said. "He is an amazing leader and role model for his Severn School peers."
Kirchenheiter said Jacob's his true gift is his passion for service to others.
"It is no surprise that he would continue with his passion for service by heading to the Naval Academy to serve our country," he said.
His freshman year at Severn, Jacob was looking for something new. He revived a moribund Key Club which had a handful of members and renamed it the Severn Service Society. It now has over 50 members which plan food drives during Spirit Week and other projects for local charities like SPAN (Serving People Across Neighborhoods).
Usually, the teens collect about 4,000 cans; this year they collected 10,034 cans. Jacob organized and coordinated a dodge ball tournament that raised $1,001 for the B+ Foundation, an organization that helps fund children's cancer research. Over 400 coats were gathered and donated to Call for Coats, 130 backpacks assembled for Linda's Legacy.
Though Severn upper school students are expected to complete 10 hours of community service annually, Jacob has completed over 314 hours this academic year.
According to Beatrice Fuller, the Upper School head, Jacob, one of Severn School's designated Diplomats, has inspired the entire upper school to live up to the portion of its mission statement that asks that students "develop a lasting desire to serve."
"He leads by example and by encouragement in his commitment to service to others," Fuller said.
In an unusual move for an athlete, Jacob decided to pursue an AP Studio Art Portfolio this year. According to 3D Arts instructor Kourtney Stone, he tackled that goal "with unflagging persistence. As a direct result, he has grown leaps and bounds in his artistic skills and behaviors."
While a member of Riva Trace Baptist Church, Jacob participated in a two-week mission trip to the Dominican Republic. It was an experience he called eye opening.
"It expanded my horizons by being able to reach out to people through service and my faith," he said. He also spent a week on a mission project in Chicago.
Jacob has been mentored since 11th grade by Michael Manning, and has known the Manning family since 4th grade. Manning said Jacob is refreshingly genuine and strives to follow his convictions.
"He doesn't cave to peer pressure to conform. I think he's very willing to listen, open to suggestion and open-minded," Manning said.
Jacob said, "My brothers and my parents are my world. I couldn't do it without them. My brothers look up to me, and I hope I can be there every day for them as they are for me."
Mary Mandish, his mother, works for Chesapeake Medical Imaging in its Human Resources Department. Jacob is the oldest of four brothers. Joel, 16, is a Severn School sophomore; John, 14, attends eighth grade at Central Middle; and Jack, 13, is a Central Middle seventh grader.
With his family, Jacob enjoys the "time outs" they spend at their 135-year old cabin in Upstate New York in North Bangor. Past the Adirondacks, it is a great trout fishing spot. Best of all, it is a two-hour drive to the Lake Placid Olympic center where the Herb Brooks hockey arena is located. Jacob, an avid Washington Capitals ice hockey fan, relishes watching an occasional game at the arena.
Back in this area, he's had the opportunity to shadow the team's equipment manager for the Capitals and met all the players at their practice facility at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington.
To really relax, Jacob loves Bikram Yoga or Hot Yoga. It's his way to keep his body in shape, chill out and cope with good times and bad.
He considers himself truly blessed to have been accepted for the Naval Academy's Class of 2021. "I am honored to serve my country."
Jacob said, "My brothers and my parents are my world. I couldn't do it without them. My brothers look up to me, and I hope I can be there every day for them as they are for me."

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A one story home on 1.39 acres at 1275 Lavall Drive sold by William Rumney to Eric and Lindy Nagle for $495,000.

2)  A two story home on 1.05 acres at 1322 Sienna Trail sold by Todd Sodeman to David and Kimberly Law for $779,900.

Benefit Golf Tournament

The Anne Arundel County Detachment 1049 of the Marine Corps League will conduct its eleventh annual golf tournament benefiting Marines Helping Marines at 9 a.m. May 20 at the Walden Country Club, 1500 Riedel Road, Crofton. Proceeds from the event will go directly toward assisting all of the nation's combat wounded and injured service men and women.
To donate, sponsor, or register for the event, visithttp://emw617.wix.com/mhm1049golf.
For additional information, email MHMgolf@comcast.net.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Rotary Meets May 19

South County Rotary will meet from 7:30 – to 8:30 a.m. May 19 at the Killarney House, 584 W Central Avenue, Davidsonville. Rotarian John Scott will present a Classification Talk, consisting of a short personal biography, describing his background, business career and history of service commitment within the community.
For more information, call 410-279-4346 or visit www.southcountyrotary.org.

DeCesaris Publishes Second Book

Davidsonville author-advocate publishes second book

Wendi Winters
Contact Reporterwwinters@capgaznews.com
Local attorney turned author and advocate Al DeCesaris of Davidsonville has published his second book, "Running the Coast for a Cure," which details his 93-day, 14 state, 1,935 mile solo run along the East Coast, from Lubec, Maine to Key Largo, Florida in 2014.
He ran an average of 22 miles a day, the equivalent of a daily marathon, to raise funds for research into finding the causes and a cure for Sturge-Weber Syndrome, a rare and life-threatening neurological disorder. His 11-year old niece Jenn Heck was born with the syndrome.
Attending an Anne Arundel County public school with the assistance of a full-time aide, Jenna has suffered seizures and undergone numerous surgeries and procedures.
The 356-page book includes a forward by former Pittsburg Steelers Super Bowl XL Champion Al Faneca, whose oldest daughter has Sturge-Webber Syndrome. Faneca joined DeCesaris recently at a book launch and signing party at Killarney house.

This is not DeCesaris' first solo fundraising experience. Three years ago, he crossed the country on a bicycle as a fundraiser. Like the most recent journey, he was alone and carried all his supplies with him. There was no follow van. The memories of that 3,000-mile voyage were published in "Crossing America for a Cure."

Since 2005, several DeCesaris family members have raised over $1 million for the cause by organizing an annual summertime Bands on the Bay concert and auction, held at Herrington on the Bay, in Friendship, Maryland.
All profits from the sale of DeCesaris' new book will go to fund Sturge-Weber Syndrome. It is available for $19.99, including free shipping, at Amazon.com. For more information, visit www.runningthecoastforacure.com .