Monday, October 31, 2016

Tracie Severnson At Metric Marathon

    Tracie Severnson of Davidsonville was second in the 40-49 year old female class at the Metric Marathon sponsored by the Annapolis Striders on Oct. 2 which was held at the Southern High School.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales include:

1)    A two sstry home on 2.05 acres at 3500 Mobile Ct. sold by  William Rhodes to Patrick and Cindy Shannon for $800,000

3)    A two story home on 4.50 acres at 869 Mt. Airy  Rd sold by John Peach to the Wilbeforce Foundation Inc. for $975,000.

Alice Prigg Laputka Passes Away

    On October 12, 2016 Alice Laputka , 48, of San Francisco, California passed away after a long battle with cancer.
    She is survived by her husband Christof Laputka, her mother Harriet Prigg, and her brother Lawrence Prigg. She was predeceased by her father Carl Prigg in 2012. Also surving are nieces Kathryn and Lauren Prigg, and one nephew Nicholas Prigg.
    Alice was born October 1, 1968 and grew up in Davidsonville, MD. She was a graduate of Towson State University. She was employed by Lindamood Bell Learning Processes for many travelling widely in her career. Alice will be keenly missed by her family, her many friends, and her beloved dog Piper!

Friday, October 28, 2016

South County Pre-K Open House

Come see us at work and play! 
Currently offering 50% off of registration.
The South County Pre-Kindergarten Co-op is a cooperative pre-school that has been serving the Edgewater-Davidsonville areas since 1976. A parent cooperative preschool is organized by a group of families with similar 
philosophies who hire trained teachers to provide their children with a quality preschool experience. The preschool is administered and maintained by the parents. The parents assist the professional teachers 
in the classroom on a rotating basis and participate in the educational program. Each family shares in the business operation of the school, thus making it a truly cooperative venture. 
Our current staff has been with the school for over 20 years and believes that a child’s work is their play.Children learn through active thinking and creative experimenting. Our program is specifically designed to allow the first school experience to be exceptional, low-cost and family-focused.
For more information: 410.798.5650 or or
If you can not attend the Open House we are happy to schedule a tour of the school for you.

"Haunted House" At AVFD

     Backyard Beast Productions Presents:

     “Haunted Forest” to Benefit Arundel Volunteer Fire Department
    Event will run October 2016 Friday and Saturday nights in Gambrills.
    Gambrills, Maryland, Sept. 29, 2016—“Journey through the Frightful Forest” by Backyard Beast Productions will run on Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 30-Oct. 29, 2016, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
    Proceeds will benefit the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department and a local food bank.
    WHAT:                      “Journey through the Frightful Forest” outdoor haunt adventure and family-friendly, Halloween-themed activities
    WHERE:                  Arundel Volunteer Fire Department
    2380 Davidsonville Road
    Gambrills, MD 21054
    WHEN:                    Media night – Saturday, Oct. 1
    Event runs all Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 30-Oct. 29, 2016
    TIME:                      7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (weather permitting)
    NOTES:                   In addition to the quarter mile trail through the haunted forest, guests may enjoy a pavilion area with face-painting, arts and crafts, games and other Halloween-related activities geared toward the younger guests. A $2 discount is available for any guest who donates at least one non-perishable food item for the local food pantry.
    MEDIA:                    Media night will be Saturday, Oct. 1, starting at 7:30 p.m. Credentialed journalists will be encouraged to attend. The event organizers, Backyard Beast Productions and Arundel Fire department representatives, and actors will be available for interviews. Journalists interested in participating may contact Fawn Pettigrew at to register. Pre-registration is appreciated.
    MORE:                     Website:
    Contact:                Fawn Pettigrew, (301) 832-7225

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Robert Riggleman Passes Away

    Robert Martin "Spanky" Riggleman, 51, a lifelong resident of South County, passed away on October 24, 2016 at Anne Arundel Medical Center after suffering a stroke. 
    Born on July 16, 1965 in Annapolis, Robert was a graduate of Southern High School. He was a handyman with a passion for working on cars. He worked as a tow truck driver for Edgewater Truck Center, Catlett's Towing in Davidsonville and J&J Towing in Lothian. Robert loved spending time with his family and his beloved Chesapeake Chocolate Lab, Brooklyn.
    Robert was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Riggleman and stepfather, John Tayman. He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Simpson Riggleman; a son, Donavon Riggleman of Edgewater; two daughters, Taylor and Jessica White of Shady Side; mother, Susan Gore Tayman and sister, Sandra Moreland, both of Davidsonville; and stepfather, Keith Moreland.
    A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 122 Bayard Road, Lothian. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA of Anne Arundel Co., 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403. Online condolences and tributes may be offered at

Haunted Bridges Of MD

Here is a WTOP article about the Governor's Bridge over the Patuxent River between Davidsonville and Bowie.

Lakhanpal At IAAM Tennis Tourney

   Priya M. Lakhanpal  of  Davidsonville advanced to the semifinals of the Girls' 18 Singles A#2 at the 2016 IAAM (Interscholastic Athletic Association of MD) Tennis Championships on Oct. 17.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fire Department Solicitors

    Ed Woods of the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department advises that telephone solicitors asking for donations for fire departments are not soliciting for the local fire stations.   The local departments only solicit by letter.   Keep that in mind when you get the next letter from them and support the local fire departments that you may need in the future.

Bradshaws Moving From D'ville

    Bob and Ann Bradshaw are moving from Davidsonville after 30 years here.
    Bob is a Davidsonville  citizen activist, a DACA member since 1984 and former vice president of that organization. Among his many community activities, he was a leader in persuading the County to improve Davidsonville Park on Patuxent River Road for the community.  He worked  with Governor Hogan’s office to get route 214 paved  and that work is in progress and almost complete.
    Bob has a street in Davidsonville Park named after him because of his efforts to get the park completed.  Go to:

Baptist Churches Combine

Riva Trace Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church of Edgewater are coming together as one. Our combined  ministries and resources will provide a stronger foundation for our church and the community we serve. Join us to see God’s amazing work first-hand and build stronger faith,
healthier families, and more friends. We are going to be better together than we ever were apart!

Farm Bureau Annual Banquet Nov. 12

Anne Arundel County Farm Bureau Annual Banquet

Saturday, November 12, 20166:30pmOur Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall; 101 Owensville Road, West River, MD

Please join your County Board of Directors for a wonderful dinner catered by Thompson’s Seafood and an evening of great fellowship.  After dinner, there will be a short program and door prizes.
Cost: $15.00 for Farm Bureau members and $20.00 for non-members

Alice Wood Passes Away

    Alice L. Wood of Glencoe, IL passed away at her home on Sunday, October 23, 2016.
    She was born in Washington, DC, on June 30, 1924, to the late Vandeveer and Rebecca Moreland. She married Albert S. Wood in 1942, and she and her husband moved to Illinois in 2005. A graduate of Park High School in Seat Pleasant, MD, Alice worked as a legal secretary serving under Judge O. Bowie Duckett. In 1984, she retired from public service after 17 years as the Jury Commissioner for Anne Arundel County.
     Alice was an active member of Davidsonville United Methodist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir for many years. She also enjoyed visiting the elderly and sick, singing for weddings, and performing duets with her sister-in-law, Joy Wood.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert S. Wood; a sister, Mildred L. Tierney, and a grandson, Daniel. Alice is survived by two daughters, E. Diane (Rick Persky) Kirkman of Connecticut, and Deborah (Robert) Riley of Illinois; a brother, Kenneth V. Moreland of Florida; two sisters, Evelyn C. Hamilton, and Audrey O'Leary, both of Florida; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
    Friends and family are invited to celebrate Alice's life on Wednesday, October 26 from 4 to 8 pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11am, at Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 West Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD 21035. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for Davidsonville United Methodist Church. Online condolences and tributes may be left at:

Monday, October 24, 2016

Early Halloween At Riva Trace Baptist

Join us for a great, safe environment for the kids at Riva Trace Baptist Church from 6PM til 8PM Wednesday October 26. Hay rides, hot chocolate and great fellowship.

Relay For Life "Tailgate" Party

Corey Hamby and Steven Bond Married.

Corey Hamby and Steven Bond were married at Holy Family Catholic Church on Oct. 1, 2016.  The proposal is pictured above.  The details of their wedding can be read at:

Conor Baldwin At CUA

Conor Baldwin of Davidsonville is a sophomore at the Catholic University of America and is on their  football team.   The son of Marc and Cheryl Baldwin  has one older brother, Stuart,  and is  majoring in business.
His bio can be read at:

Stephen Kulick At The Citadel

Stephen Kulick of Davidsonville is a sophomore at The Citadel and is on their Track and Field team.   The  son of Tammy and Gregory Kulick is majoring in electrical engineering.

His bio can be read at:

Bryan O'Fiesh At Franklin And Marshall

    Bryan O'Fiesh is a freshman at Franklin and Marshall College and is on their football team  He is a 5-11, 268 lb. offensive lineman who attended Severn School.  His bio is at:

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1.    A one story home on 1.61 acres at 710 Peggy Stewart Ct. sold by Ronald Hooker to Charles and Luciana Longo for $790,000.

2.    A one story home on 1.01 acre at 690 Constellation Ct. sold by Frank Stachitas to Kevin and Erin Cady tor $900,000.

Free-State Fly Fishing Meeting Nov 2

Free State Fly Fishers November 2, 2016 Presentation: “Catch and Release Fishing Practices and the Supporting Science.”

Interested in fly-fishing or want to learn more?   YOU ARE INVITED! 
The Free State Fly Fishers invite the public to attend the free November, 2016 monthly meeting at DFRC!

" Alan Heft works for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service in the Brook Trout Program.  He will discuss the science behind why carefully handling fish to be released is so important and provide information on ways to do so for trout and other freshwater fish.  He will also provide a Q&A session on this topic and general inland fishing management.”

CONTACT: Dale Read,   401-864-4257  

Substance Abuse Meeting

Parents, families and friends of South River High School, Central Middle School, Central Elementary School, Davidsonville Elementary School, Edgewater Elementary School, Mayo Elementary School, Crofton Middle School, Crofton Elementary School, Crofton Meadows Elementary School, Crofton Woods Elementary School and Nantucket Elementary School are invited to a Community Conversation about substance misuse.
The event will be held at the South River High School Auditorium on Oct. 24. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. At 7 p.m., the Not My Child video will be shown, followed by a panel discussion. Learn how to avoid the most common trap into which parents fall and save a loved one's life.
For more information, contact Nancy Schrum at

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hall Chaney President Of Chaney Ent.

From the Baltimore Sun:
GAMBRILLS, Md.--()--Chaney Enterprises has announced the promotion of Francis H. (Hall) Chaney, III, of Davidesonville,  to president. Previously executive vice president, Hall Chaney assumes responsibility for all aspects of the Gambrills-based concrete manufacturer, aggregate supplier and source of construction materials and supplies.
“Hall has clearly exhibited over his 17-year tenure at Chaney Enterprises that he has the leadership qualities, character, competence, work ethic and belief in the ‘Chaney way’ to assume the significant responsibility as president”
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“Hall has clearly exhibited over his 17-year tenure at Chaney Enterprises that he has the leadership qualities, character, competence, work ethic and belief in the ‘Chaney way’ to assume the significant responsibility as president,” said former president William F. Childs, IV, who will continue to serve as the chief executive officer.
Hall Chaney represents the third-generation to lead the company founded in 1962 by his grandfather, Eugene “Babe” Chaney, and later led by his father, Francis H. Chaney, II, who currently serves as chairman of the board.
Reporting directly to CEO Bill Childs, Hall Chaney is responsible for all aspects of ensuring Chaney Enterprises’ success and sustainability.
Childs, who joined the company in 1992, became president in 1998 and was named president and CEO in 2000, will maintain full responsibility for the overall performance of Chaney Enterprises, its partners and affiliates. His efforts will be focused on strategic initiatives, national industry initiatives and relations, legislative matters and personnel development.
Hall Chaney has been fully engaged in the industry and with the company for his entire life. His official responsibilities began in 1999 as a summer employee when his jobs included grass cutter, yard worker, sand and gravel plant maintenance, mechanic’s helper, customer service representative and dispatcher.
He began his professional career as project manager with Reliable Contracting, also based in Gambrills, Md. In 2008, he joined Chaney as a project manager in land and development, and in 2010 was promoted and took on the responsibilities of sales and business development in Chaney Enterprises’ northern market. In August of 2011, he was promoted to chief operations officer, a position he held until the June, 2013 promotion to executive vice president.
A resident of Davidsonville, Md., Hall Chaney is a graduate of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland with a bachelor of science degree in logistics and supply chain management. He also holds a master’s degree in real estate and development from the Colvin Institute at the University of Maryland.
Active in business organizations and as a community volunteer, he is the incoming chairman of the Chesapeake Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors; chairman of the Governor’s Workforce Development Board; chairman of the Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association, Education and Training Committee; director of the Maryland Motor Truck Association; co-founder and chairman of Anne Arundel County Next Gen Organization and director of the Chaney Foundation.
About Chaney Enterprises
Founded in 1962 by Eugene “Babe” Chaney and built on a foundation of integrity, every member of the Chaney Enterprises team pours their heart and soul into every job. We are passionate about providing ready-mix concrete, sand, gravel, stone, blended soils, and related construction supplies to our customers throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia and the Delmarva Peninsula. The entrepreneurial spirit and hard work ethic started by Babe Chaney continues to this day. From our headquarters in Gambrills, Md., the company operates 16 ready-mixed concrete plants, six sand and gravel facilities and The Concrete Store, a 19,000-square-foot, contractor-grade construction materials supply store in Waldorf, Md. For more information visit


Chaney Enterprises
Media Contact:
Steven Tripp
Office 301-932-5885
Cell 301-399-2225

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Paul Magnesi Passes Away

    Paul Frank Magnesi age 58 of Davidsonville MD passed away on October 15th 2016.
    Born July 10th 1958 in New Britain, Conn. He was the son of Frank & Violet Magnesi.
    He is survived by his daughter Jennifer Magnesi, and son Frank Magnesi.
    A Memorial Gathering will be held at Beall Funeral Home, 6512 NW Crain Hwy. (Rt. 3 South), Bowie, MD, on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 1-2pm followed by a Memorial service at 2:00pm. A Celebration of Life party will be held immediately following the Memorial Service. Location: EagleWolf Sports Lounge 105 Crain Hwy. Upper Marlboro, MD 20774.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Babysitter Needed

Young couple with 3 year old looking for a babysitter for occasional "date nights."

Shannon Ford Drummer


      Today's subject, Shannon Ford, is currently living his theatre life behind a drum set at Signature Theatre playing for the new musical Disney's Freaky Friday.
      Born and raised in Davidsonville, MD, Shannon had the good fortune in high school to perform with the jazz greats Clark Terry, Urbie Green, and Mundell Lowe. If that doesn't get you hooked on becoming a musician, I don't know what does.
      His wide and varied musical career has afforded him the opportunity to play for such top recording artists as Paul Simon, Phoebe Snow, Lou Christie, and the Gatlin Brothers. He is equally at home in the musical theatre scene, playing on Broadway and on tour for such shows as Next to Normal (New York and national tour), Godspell, Hands on a Hard Body, Chaplin, Pippin, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and most recently, the national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
      Here is a musician of remarkable skill and intensity. For Godspell they encased Shannon is a cage like structure and if you sat on the correct side of the theatre (seating was on four sides) you could see Shannon in action. It was a performance in and of itself, and I mean that as a high compliment.
      Disney's Freaky Friday at Signature Theatre brings this locally-raised musical genius back home to the DC area, and that is a good thing. Now everyone has a chance to not only experience a new musical, but hear Shannon Ford play, and appreciate his solid grooves and licks. I'd say that is a good way to spend a night in the theatre, wouldn't you?

As a kid, were you interested in playing any other instrument besides the drums?
      My first experience with a musical instrument was in fourth grade when they introduced us to band class. I definitely wanted to play drums because The Beatles and rock and roll in general had a profound grip on me. Unfortunately twenty other 9-year-olds had the same obsession! Too many kids had signed up to play drums so I was handed a clarinet. I learned to play it well enough to function in the band, but drums were still my passion. I pleaded with the band director to let me be in the percussion section, and by the next year I was section leader.
Can you please tell us where you got your training and from whom?
      My very first teacher was a gentleman named Leo LePage, who played with the Baltimore Symphony. He stressed music reading skills, which gave me a great foundation.
      Growing up in the Washington, DC area also allowed me access to some of the brilliant musicians in the military bands. I owe a great deal to my lessons with Dick Bonenfant from the US Naval Academy Band. He taught me about rudimental drumming, which is the basis for much of my technique. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Dorothy Chaplin Passes Away

      On Oct 4, 2016 Dorothy Lee Chaplin passed away in Davidsonville, Maryland. Dorothy Lee Chaplin was born on Feb 16, 1947 in Newberry, South Carolina.
      Parents were the late Morris Edward Chaplin and Jessie L Hill. She graduated from Hope High School Providence, RI. She retired from AT Cross after 27 years of employment. In addition she served tirelessly in her community. 
      She leaves to mourn daughters Otisha Janine Chaplin, Aja Leigh Spellers and her beloved granddaughter Ari Jahne Chaplin. One sister Mamie Adell Robinson and one brother Robert Epps. She also leaves to mourn one niece Nadine Jessica Cudjo and Edward Reginald Thomas. 1 Godson Jermaine Robinson. Dorothy dearly loved her family and leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
      Services will be held at St. James Baptist, 340 South Main St., Woonsocket, RI. The wake will be Thursday Oct 13th 6-9 pm and funeral service Friday Oct 14th 11am

Sunday Is Ag. Ed. Day At Y Worry

Also on Sunday is the Anne Arundel County 10th annual Agriculture Education Day at Y Worry Farm, Pumpkin Patch & Christmas Tree Shoppe located at 1501 Rossback Road, Davidsonville.  The day was originally scheduled for Oct. 9,  but was postponed because of rain.
There is no fee for admission, entertainment, and most activities at this day of fun, food, music, and games.

Activities include a scarecrow station — bring child-sized clothing to build your scarecrow, pony rides, a corn maze and the MD Agricultural showcase, an interactive agriculture educational experience. Party Pac entertainment will offer DJ entertainment, fun, and games. There will also be farm animals and a pick your own pumpkin patch! 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Sara Kelly Elected To Wellesley BOD

Sara Jean Kelly,  Davidsonville, MD, was elected as a  Director of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association.  Sara was a 2005 graduate of Wellesley..  

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include a two story home on 1.08 acre at 1003 Liberty Nest Ct. sold by Maria Bury to Richard Osikowicz and Marywill Herrfeldt for $850,000.

Duck Season To Start Sat.

Oct. 15-22: First split of regular duck season. Maximum six ducks; no more than four mallards (only two hens), three wood ducks, two scaup, two redheads. No black ducks.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Construction Worker Hurt

A construction worker was flown to a hospital after falling some 20 feet Thursday in Davidsonville, a county fire department spokesman said.
Firefighters responded to the 3800 block of Patuxent River Road shortly after 6:45 p.m. The construction worker, estimated to be around 30-years-old, fell from a porch roof, Capt. Russ Davies, a fire department spokesman said.
He was flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with serious, but not believed to be life-threatening injuries, Davies said.
Additional information was not  available.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Knightongale Pumpkin Farm

The Knightonggale Farm is open on weekends during Oct. for pumpkins and other activities for the children.  See more at:

Recent Davidsonvlle Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 1.02 acre at 715 Appomattox Rd. sold by Gina Vinciguerra to John and Morfoula Mostakis for $560,000.

2)    A one story home on .52 acre at 401 Heitzman Rd. sold by Danny Seymour to Joseph Gray and Carol Zois for $335,000.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Eleanor Greco Passes Away

    Eleanor D. Greco, 87, a 45-year resident of Davidsonville, passed away of natural causes on August 12, 2016 at the Crofton Care and Convalescent Center.
     She is survived by her son, Mark of Davidsonville and granddaughter, Lucy Greco of Huntingtown, MD. Eleanor had been a very active member of the former First Baptist Church of Edgewater.
    A memorial service followed by a simple reception will be held at Riva Trace Baptist Church, 475 W Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD on October 8 at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Riva Trace Baptist Church.

Marvin Stockett Sr. Passes Away

    Marvin Howard Stockett, Sr., 93, of Berkley Springs, WV, and formerly of Crofton, MD. passed away, on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Hospice of the Panhandle in West Virginia.
    Marvin was born on February 10, 1923 in Davidsonville, MD to James Benedict and EmmaVirginia (Chaney) Stockett.
    During World War II, Marvin served in the both the Merchant Marines and United States Army. He married the former Patricia Walker in Washington, D.C. on February 22, 1947. His early years were spend as a farmer in Gambrills, MD and received the recognition of Anne Arundel County Young Farmer of the Year. Later, he was employed by Kelvin and Hughes in Annapolis. Throughout the years he drove a school bus and later ran Stockett's Bus Service. In 1991, he married May Fairall-Grove. Upon his retirement, he and May permanently moved to their home in Berkeley Springs. He was an active member of St. Stephen's Church where he served as warden. In addition to his gardening talent, he bowled in local leagues. As a member of Indian Landing Boat Club, he helped start the junior sailing program.
     Marvin is survived by his wife, May Stockett, three daughters, a son and their spouses, Barbara and Stephen Sadle of Crownsville, Jill and Jay George of Gaithersburg, Sally and Glenn Halfpap, of Crofton and, Marvin Jr. and Christine Stockett of Crownsville, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three step children and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by wife, Patricia Stockett.
     Funeral services will be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Crownsville on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 10:00. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church,1110 St. Stephen's Church Road, Crownsville, MD 21032. Online condolences may be placed at

Y Worry Pumpkin Patch

The Y Worry pumpkin patch will open on 
October 8th at 10am.
 Anne Arundel County's Agriculture Education Day 
October 9th from 10am to 6pm!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Lester Chaney Passes Away

    Lester Leroy Chaney, "Popeye" , age 86 died September 28,2016 at the Heartlands Assisted Living in Severna Park. 
    Popeye was born February 9, 1930 in Gambrills, MD to Raymond B. and Grace E. Stockett Chaney. A longtime resident of Millersville and Odenton he owned and operated the Chaney Lumber Company and was the former owner of Chaney Supply Company. He later retired from Textile Chemicals as a truck driver. Active in the community he was a member of the Farm Bureau in Davidsonville and the Gambrills Athletic Club. Popeye was an avid duck pin bowler at both Odenton and Severna Park Lanes. 
    He is survived by his loving wife Ann Wassell Chaney, children, Walter L. Chaney (Joan), Jackie L. Coale ( late Steve), Wanda L. Boschert-Ellis (Terry). Also survived by five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and his sister Janice Africa. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by siblings, Lawrence "Tommy" Chaney, Merle Chaney, Marjorie Lavender, Dorothy Chaney Prout and Olive Larrimore. 
    Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Hardesty Funeral Home P.A. 851 Annapolis Road Gambrills, MD where funeral services will be held on Monday October 3rd at 10 am. Interment St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Crownsville, MD.

Retired Racehorse Project

Maryland is horse country and is particularly known for the sport of kings, horse racing and the state is the home pf  the second jewel in racing's Triple Crown, the Preakness.
But what happens to racehorses once they retire from racing? The best are selected for breeding, some are sold off, but many are euthanized. Some are sold for slaughter, since race tracks will ban owners from racing if they are found to have sold Thoroughbreds for slaughter.
All Thoroughbreds are tattooed on the inside of the upper lip. Concerned groups monitor auctions and large sales for horses with such tattoos and can find out the horse's entire history within minutes from that number.
That still leaves a lot of horses, most still young, that are put down simply because they don't make money running for their owners anymore. Steuart Pittman, of Dodon Farm in Davidsonville, helped create the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) to offer a different solution for these horses – retraining for a new career.
Thoroughbreds are exceptionally good at running fast. But they are also bred to be intelligent, easily handled and trained by many people, and to have calm temperaments. That makes them great for all sorts of equestrian sports, such as riding and trail horses, as polo ponies, and for jumping, dressage and three-day eventing (a combination of show jumping, dressage, and a timed run over a course of jumps, water hazards and other obstacles).