Sunday, July 31, 2016

James Schraf Passes Away

James Schraf
    April 22, 1933 - July 25, 2016 
        James Robert Schraf, 83, died on Monday, July 25, 2016, in Annapolis, MD, following a lengthy illness.
        He leaves his wife of 63 years, Dolores (Dennison) Schraf; his sons, James R. Schraf (Jean) and Richard A. Schraf (Alesia); and daughter, Kathleen Schraf Suthard. He is also survived by two brothers, Donald G. and Timothy V. Schraf; five grandchildren and step-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
        Born in Altoona, PA, and raised in Washington, D.C., the son of Karl and Mildred (Montgomery) Schraf, he was a long time resident of Davidsonville, MD. After his 1951 graduation from Anacostia High School, he served in the US Army from 1953-1955. He then earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Commercial Science from Benjamin Franklin University, and launched a successful career in business that spanned more than five decades. Beginning in 1960 with his partnership with Ben Posner and Sons, a steel distributor in Washington, D.C., Jim took great pride in the business he helped to nurture and grow into what has expanded to become the current Posner Industries. Local memberships include The American Legion Cummings-Behlke Post 226 and BPOE Annapolis Lodge 622. Jim was an avid fan of our Washington Redskins, Senators, and Nationals sports teams, and was a member of the Bowie Baysox Founders Club. Although passionate about his computer (his constant companion) and all of the latest technology, it was his family that brought him his life's greatest joy.    

       Friends may call at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD, on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD, on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at 11:00 am. Interment immediately following at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, Davidsonville, MD.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home sales include:

1)    A large two story home with no basement on 6.05 acres at 3287 Davidsonville Road  sold by Kimmel Farrall to Jason and Carrie Coddington for $1,380,000.

3)    A one story home on .85 acre at 1157 Old Davidsonville Road sold by Christopher Klassen to Daniel Corso for $480,000.

Travis Pastrana and Nitro Circus

    For those wanting to find out the latest on Davidsonville's Travis Pastrana andhis Nitro Circus,  you can read about him at:

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A one story home on 1.10 acre at 722 E. Appomattox Rd sold by Todd Ellis to Justin Smith and Terrie Klinken for $469,000

2)  A one story home on 2.58 acres at 3650 Patuxent River Road sold by Clinton Humphries to Rachel Lagos for $760,000.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fairways Of Faith Golf Tourney

     The Cofton Country Club hosted Davidsonville United Methodist Church's 20th annual Fairways of Faith golf tournament on May 2. The event was organized by the Davidsonville United Methodist Men to support the church's Youth Service Project, repairing homes for needy families.
The tournament highlight was the presentation of the Carpenter Cup to the winning church team. This year's winner was Community United Methodist's team of Charlie Moore, the Rev. Debbie Scott, Nick Kemp and David Owen.

      The event featured a hole-in-one contest with prizes sponsored by Lexus of Annapolis and a hit the cow contest sponsored by Chick-fil-A of Edgewater.
From left, Bobby Wats, John Wilkerson, Fairways of Faith golf tournament chairman Joe Niemann and Ralph Niemann. 
From left, Bobby Wats, John Wilkerson, Fairways of Faith golf tournament chairman Joe Niemann and Ralph Niemann. 
Winners of the Fairways of Faith golf tournament Carpenter Cup from Community United Methodist Church, from left, Nick Kemp, David Owen, the Rev. Debbie Scott and Charlie Moore.
From left, Chris Emert, Joe Emert, Maynard Wratchford and Jim Fate at the Fairways of Faith golf tournament.

Betty Carolyn Mobra Passes Away

Betty Mobra was born on December 29, 1936 and passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016.
Betty was a resident of Gambrills, Maryland at the time of her passing.
She was married to Joe.
A memorial service will be held on Friday July 15 2016 1:00pm at Davidsonville United Methodist Church 819 W. Central Avenue Davidsonville MD 21035.
Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A one story home on 2.21 acres at 1020 Double Gate Rd sold by Ronald Bonolis to Eugene and Ingrid Reed for $875,000.

2)  A one story home on .34 acre at 3714 Patuxent Manor Road sold by Bruce Price to  Bree Pirkhezranian for 386,500.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Arundel VFD Gets New Pumper

 This Saturday, July 16,  11 a.m.-1 p.m.: The Arundel Volunteer Fire Department will host the official "Housing" of its new Engine 71 Pierce Arrow XT Pumper. The public is invited to check out the new engine and enjoy lunch. The AVFD is located at 2380 Davidsonville Road in Gambrills.
A pumper truck is the one that fights the fires, said Chief Dave Ayres. It holds 750 gallons of water and hooks up to the fire hydrants and pumps all the water, a total of 1,500 gallons per minute. It carries all the equipment to fight a fire.
The AVFD averages 4,000 emergency responses annually, serving 30,000 people. The purchase of the engine was made possible by the community fund raising efforts throughout the year.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Spencer Expecting Another Good Year

After a spectacular freshman campaign in which he set a Loyola Maryland record for assists with 52 and tied the program mark for points with 89, Pat Spencer is already getting mentioned for next year’s Tewaaraton Award. And the Davidsonville resident and Boys’ Latin graduate’s candidacy could get a significant boost from the hiring of a new offensive coordinator who has already tutored three Tewaaraton winners.
The Greyhounds announced Thursday that they have hired Marc Van Arsdale to succeed Ryan Moran, who was hired June 20 to helm UMBC. Van Arsdale had been an assistant coach at U. of Virginia  for the past 15 years, including the last 10 as the associate head coach.
During Van Arsdale’s tenure, the Cavaliers captured NCAA Division I championships in 2003, 2006 and 2011 and produced Tewaaraton Award winners in midfielder Chris Rotelli (2003) and attackmen Matt Ward (2006) and Steele Stanwick (2011). Virginia ranked in the Top 10 in offense 11 times, the Top 5 six times, and first in the country in 2006 and 2009.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Accident On 50 at 424

A single vehicle accident on Route 50 east of the Davidsonville Road exit has tied up traffic in both directions on the busy commuter route.
The accident, reported to be an overturned dump truck closed one lane and the shoulder westbound and the eastbound shoulder of the road.
Westbound traffic backed up to Parole.
Eastbound also backed up until traffic cleared the accident scene.
State highway traffic cameras showed a heavy truck in place apparently trying to right the overturned truck.
There were no injuries according to the county fire department.

Message From Maryland Farm Bureau

ACTION ALERT – Tell the EPA that the existing Renewable Fuels Standard works 
Farm Bureau opposes the EPA's proposed reduction in the amount of renewable fuels that must be blended into the nation's gasoline supply. We are working with Capitol Strategiesand the National Corn Growers Association to get the message out. EPA's proposed regulation would mandate the Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) be reduced by 200M gallons compared to the current federal law.
This is an unnecessary proposal that could harm our environment and limit rural Maryland.
The RFS is the federal law that helps get domestic, renewable, cleaner-burning fuel blended in the nation's fuel supply. Corn-based ethanol is a primary fuel source for the RFS. This cut in required volumes will have a devastating effect on farmers and rural communities across the country. At a time when corn is abundant in supply and corn prices are hovering near the cost of production, this reduction would inevitably bring corn prices below the break-even cost.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A split foyer on .39 acre at 3688 Nile Rd was sold by Paul Gaboury, Jr. to Michael and Margaret Herbers for $386,000

2)    A one story home with no basement on 1.00 acre at 1287 Lavall Drive was sold by 4D Realty LLC to Anna Isabel Mendes for $494,900.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Holy Family Golf Tournament

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Time: Registration 10:15am; Tee time 11:15 am
Place: Old South Country Club, Lothian, MD
Price: $140/per player*
Mulligans $5 each, maximum of 2 per player
Awards Dinner and Silent Auction after Golf
NEW LAST YEAR! Women handicap: -1 stroke per golfer off
score (max -4)

*Includes green fees, cart, boxed lunch, soda, water, beer, dinner at
Holy Family with soda, water, beer, wine, and silent auction.
Dinner only: $20 adults and $10 for children under 12 right after
golf. Approximately 5:00 pm in the Unity Hall. Tax donation
receipts provided at course upon request.
Registration and payment due on or before Sept. 19th, 2016. 
Make checks payable to Holy Family Church 
with ‘golf” in the memo line.
Mail to: Chris Jedrey, 2705 Bradbury Court, Davidsonville, MD
21035. Please include all golfer names, email & phone numbers.
Chris Jedrey 443-474-8395

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Piccirilli Starts For Lizards

    Mike Evans sat out the  Chesapeake Bayhawks professional lacrosse team game Saturday night at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium with a back injury.
    Davidsonville resident Chris Piccirilli started on close defense for the league leading New York Lizards.  Piccirilli, a second-year pro out of Villanova, where he was second team All Big East, played at Archbishop Spalding.