Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Video Of Madison Carter

    You can watch video of Madison Carter being interviewed after their NCAA semi-final win.
http://www.gopsusports.com/blog/2017/05/lions-battle-to-ncaa-semifinal-spot.html

Charles Bednarik Passes Away



      Charles Edward Bednarik, Sr., MSgt, USAF, Retired, 86, of Davidsonville, MD, peacefully passed away on the morning of Saturday, May 20, 2017 as a result of congestive heart failure.
      Born on July 24, 1930 in Capitol Heights, MD to the late Charles Karel and Hilda Amelia Radtke Bednarik, Chuck graduated from Maryland Park High School of District Heights, MD in 1948. He went on to join the U.S. Air Force where he served his country from 1948-1971 as an Airman with a distinguished career that spanned 23 years, 4 months, 8 days, and retired as a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. During this time, he served his country with honor in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. His squadrons included: the 11th Bomb Wing, Carswell AFB; 15th MATS, Dover AFB; 50th ATS, Hickam AFB; 431st ARS, Biggs AFB; 28th MAS, Hill AFB; 19th MAS, Kelly AFB; and 30th MAS, McGuire AFB. MSgt. Bednarik was the Flight Engineer on the B-52 Bomber Stratofortress, the C-124 Globemaster, the C-130 Hercules, and the C-131 Samaritan military aircrafts. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, Chuck began his second career as a civilian for the United States Navy at the David Taylor Naval Research and Development Center in Annapolis, MD. Twenty-years employed, his career at DTNRDC spanned from 1974 thru 1994. There, he worked as the Foreman of the Fabrication Section. As a first-generation American, he was extremely patriotic and proud. After traveling the world over, he developed an even stronger appreciation for all that is this country. Chuck helped to inspire a new generation to love and respect this great country. He married the love of his life, Betty June Thomas, on October 8, 1951 in Austin, TX. Their long life together lasted 57 years before the untimely passing of June in 2008. Never one to be idle, Chuck enjoy spending time fishing and crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay; summers on the family ranch in Texas; collecting coins; watching NASCAR races; playing pinochle, cribbage, and softball; and always spending time with his family and friends. Chuck lived life to its fullest and shared his enthusiasm with everyone he came in contact with; his smile was infectious and he enjoyed making people laugh.
      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank Albert Bednarik of District Heights, MD, Richard Carl Bednarik of Ft. Washington, MD and Albert Paul Bednarik of Gambrills, MD. He is survived by three sons, Charles Edward Bednarik, Jr. (Susan) of Mt. Holly, NJ, Robert Carl Bednarik (Donna) of Port Republic, MD and Fred Steven Bednarik of Annapolis, MD; a daughter, Cheryl June Woelfel (George) of Mason, TX; a brother, Russell J. Bednarik of St. Indigoes, MD; two sisters, Irene A. Mullins of Prince Frederick, MD and Ann Johnson Bednarik of Hedgesville, WV; two sisters-in-law, Melissa E. Bednarik of Gambrills, MD and Margaret F. Bednarik of Chesapeake Beach, MD; eight grandchildren, Matthew J. Bednarik (Miyuki) of Tokyo, Japan, Ryan C. Bednarik of Mt Holly, NJ, Karen E. Bednarik of Charleston, SC, Michael A. Bednarik (Amy) of Cleveland, NC, Christopher T. Bednarik of Buckhead, GA, Nicole M. Bednarik of Annapolis, MD, Heather N. Boerum of Annapolis, MD and Bradley J. Boerum (Hope) of Edgewater, MD and six great-grandchildren.
      Family and friends are invited to celebrate Chuck's life on Wednesday, May 24 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 PM at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD where his funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 25 at 11 AM. Internment, with military honors, will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the name of Charles E Bednarik, MSgt. USAF, Retired to one of the following organizations: American Legion Post 175, 832 Manhattan Beach Road, Severna Park, MD 21146 or Hospice of the Chesapeake, John & Cathy Belcher Campus, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pamela Luby Running For House Of Delegates

Pamela Luby, an attorney living in  Arnold, will step down as commission chairwoman in June from the AA Co. Commission for Women. She recently filed as a candidate for a seat in House District 33, which represents Crofton, Riva, Davidsonville, Harwood, Gambrills, Odenton, Millersville, Severna Park, Arnold and Cape St. Claire.
http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/elections/ph-ac-cn-pam-luby-0524-20170523-story.html

Sunday, May 21, 2017

DeCesaris-Buckley Wedding



Gabrielle DeCesaris and Ian Brickey were set up by mutual friends at an Orioles’ game. The couple clicked in a spectacular fashion, and two years later, Ian set up an elaborate proposal fit for his princess. Check out their beautiful engagement story and wedding in the many pictures accompanying their story at the below link
https://www.washingtonian.com/2017/05/18/gabby-decesaris-and-ian-brickey-ruby-necklace-fireworks-proposal/

PSU Goes To Final Four

Davidsonville's Madison Carter had an excellent game and helped the PSU women's lacrosse team advance to the Final Four in the NCAA playoffs.  PSU broke a 12-12 tie in the closing minutes with two goals to win 14-12.    There were numerous ties and lead changes as neither team was able to dominate until the closing minutes

Penn State will play undefeated U. of MD in their semi-final.

To read the details of the game,  go to:
http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/recaps/052117aaa.html

Madison Carter's 69 goals are now the most in a single-season by a sophomore passing the 68 Marsha Florio scored in 1983. They are also the sixth most in a single-season and just 10 behind the Penn State single-season record of 79 also set by Marsha Florio in 1985.

Wayne Stanek Passes Away


      MSgt. William Wayne (Stan) Stanek, USAF (Ret), passed into the arms of Jesus on May 18, 2017, after a brave battle with Parkinson's and Cancer. 
      He was born in Baltimore, MD on June 2, 1939, to William J and Marie Piraino Stanek and moved to Annapolis in 1944. After graduation from of St Mary's High School Wayne joined the Air Force where he served his Country for 30 years. As an Airman, he had the opportunity to serve his Country during peace and war. He was stationed in Texas, Morocco, Plattsburgh NY, where he learned to ski and even had the opportunity to try the bobsled track at Lake Placid. He then went to Cheyenne, Wyoming where in addition to his military duty, he was a ski instructor. During the Vietnam war, Wayne served two tours and rode along on the defoliation missions. It was during the Vietnam war that he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. While stationed at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, DC Wayne had the opportunity to serve as Military escort to Congressional leaders on their travels outside the US. It was during this time that he traveled all over the world. To countries too numerous to mention. In 1977 he married his soul mate Jean who predeceased him. However, they were able to share a once in a lifetime assignment at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. For three years, in addition to his regular tour, Wayne and Jean would travel all over Europe, and when they weren't traveling, they loved to participate in various Volks Marches through the Forests of Germany. It was one of his favorite assignments. Following his retirement, Wayne was able to complete his degree in Business and Management graduating from University of Maryland, University College. Never one to be idle, Wayne worked at the McKeldon Library at the University of Maryland, Renditions Golf Course, and volunteered at the Anne Arundel County Sherriff's office. He was a member of Davidsonville Radio Club, and as a Ham operator, he volunteered to provide communication services for Cycle Across America and the National MS Society's 50K walks. He loved to ride his Harley, and his most prized possession was his 2016 Camaro Convertible.
      Wayne is survived by his sister Rosemary Warren, 2 step sons Michael Stone of Crownsville, MD and Donald Stone, of Parkton. He is also survived by four grandchildren Andrew, Courtney, Joseph and Angela and his niece, Heather Neish.
       A memorial service will be held on Saturday. June 10, 2017, at 10:00 am at Community United Methodist Church, 1690 Riedel Rd., Crofton, MD. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville on Monday, June 12 at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403. An online guestbook is available at 
www.KalasFuneralHomes.com

Madison Carter & PSU On TV

   Davidsonville's Madison Carter and the Penn State women's lacrosse team will be on TV on Sunday, May 21, at 1:00 PM on the Big Ten network.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A split foyer on .34 acre at 1505 Patuxent Manor Rd sold by Kristine Milosevic to William and Amanda Scheurer for $330,000.


2)  A two story home on 2.05 acres at 1211 Village Lake Dr. sold by Sarah Kelly to Clifton and Melissa Parker for $530,000.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Leta Marie Miller Passes Away

Leta Marie Miller was born on August 10, 1933 and passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017.
Visitation
When Friday, May 19th, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:  Holy Family Catholic Church
Address 826 W. Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD   21035

Service Information
When Friday, May 19th, 2017, 12:00pm
Location:  Holy Family Catholic Church
Address 826 W. Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD   21035 

Keith Atchison Passes Away


    Keith Porter Atchison of Davidsonville, Maryland, passed away suddenly on May 14th, 2017.
    Keith was full of life and is best known for his fun loving demeanor, his love and concern for people, and his love for his family. Keith was always ready to reach out and help anyone in need. He was also always ready for a trip, time with friends and family, or any challenge. A graduate of South River High School where he played junior varsity baseball, Keith worked locally in retail sales. He especially liked the opportunity to meet new people and provide service to them on his job. He always went the extra mile to do things for people-from picking up hitchhikers to buying food for homeless people he saw near his job to helping an overwhelmed co-worker while doing his own job. In his free time Keith could be found long boarding, fishing, hiking, driving friends around, or spending time with his family. Keith had the intellect to figure things out quickly and devise ways to make them better. He also loved to tinker with things to see how they worked and how he could fix them or put them back together. He felt he could fix anything for anyone and most usually succeeded. He was an intelligent young man with a big heart who was a friend to everyone with whom he came in contact. He was taken too soon and will be terribly missed.
    Keith is survived by his parents, Carla and Don Atchison, brothers Chad, Brett, Grant, and Cole and his sister Meagan Dupras (Joseph), two grandfathers, Donald Atchison and David Broyles, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins who loved him.
    A funeral service will be held at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis 710 Ridgely Avenue Annapolis, MD on Saturday, May 20th at 11 am. Friends and family may gather one hour prior to service time. After the funeral services, a committal ceremony will be held at Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville, MD at 2:30 pm.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Pat Spencer Finalist For Tewaaraton Award


Courtesy Loyola University Maryland Athletic Communications

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Loyola University Maryland sophomore attacker Pat Spencer was named one of five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award presented by Under Armour, an honor given yearly to the top player in college lacrosse that will be awarded on June 1.

Spencer will be joined at the awards ceremony held at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian by the University of Denver’s Trevor Baptiste, Albany University’s Connor Fields, the University of Maryland’s Matt Rambo and Yale University’s Ben Reeves.

In the Patriot League Championship Game against the U.S. Military Academy, Spencer became Loyola and the Patriot League’s single-season leader in assists, logging three to increase his 2017 total to 55. That mark snapped the 2014 total set by Justin Ward. He leads the NCAA in assists per game (3.67) and is third in points (5.47) heading into the NCAA Championships.

The Davidsonville, Maryland, native is Loyola’s third Tewaaraton Award finalist since its inception in 2001. Mike Sawyer was one of the final five in 2012, and Joe Fletcher was in 2014. Spencer is the fifth Patriot League student-athlete to be named a Tewaaraton Award finalist since 2001. He joins Fletcher, 2012 winner Peter Baum (Colgate), Jeremy Boltus (2011, Army West Point) and John Walker (2005, Army West Point) among this elite group.

In addition to his 55 assists this year, Spencer has 27 goals for a total of 82 points. Last year, he tied Gary Hanley’s 1981 school record with 89 points. The duo are the only players in program history to record 80 or more points in a season; Hanley did it three times from 1979-1981, and Spencer has accomplished the feat in each of the last two seasons.

Earlier this year, Spencer broke the Patriot League record for assists in a game, recording nine in a March 4 victory over College of the Holy Cross. His total tied Hanley’s school record and eclipsed Brian Duffy’s school Division I mark.

Spencer is the first player in conference history to be named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year in his first two seasons of collegiate competition. He was also named to the All-Patriot League First Team while earning two Corvias Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors and a BSN Sports/USILA National Offensive Player of the Week nod.

He has scored two or more points in all but one of his 33 career games, and he has 19 multi-goal and 23 multi-assist games. Spencer is the NCAA’s active career leader in assists (3.24), and he is third in points per game (5.18). 

His 107 career assists rank third in program and seventh in Patriot League history, while he has 171 career points which are good for eighth in Loyola’s history. 

Spencer and the Greyhounds open NCAA Championships action on Sunday, May 14, when they take on The Ohio State University at 5 p.m. on ESPNU.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Loyola Falls in NCAA Game

    Fifth seeded Ohio State defeated 13th seed Loyola today in a first round NCAA tournament game.
    For game details,  go to:  http://www.loyolagreyhounds.com/sport/m-lacros

Carter Leads PSU in NCAA Win

    Sophomore Madison Carter’s (Davidsonville, Md.) career-high eight points and 12 draw controls helped lead fourth-seeded Penn State past James Madison, 19-14, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament this afternoon from the Penn State Lacrosse Field.
    For details of the game,  go to:  http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/recaps/051417aaa.html

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A two story home on 1.19 acre at 2542 Arbor Ct. sold by the Elizabeth Hanna Trust to Ryan Peck and Anne Ferguson for $450,000.

2)  A two story home on 2.11 acres at 1078 Governors Bridge Road sold by Edward Middleton to Robert Denton for $875.000.


DUMC Strawberry Festival

The Davidsonville United Methodist Church's Strawberry Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 27. The event is free. It will feature barbecue, music, local vendors and everything strawberry. Vendor booths are $15.
DUMC's festival is supported by Mt. Airy U-Pick Farm, which is once again open to the public.  Hours are Mon. thru Sat. 9 to 12, plus Tues. 4 to 7.  Updates are at Twitter.com/mtairyupick
For more information, call 410-798-5511.

Quacks For Backpacks May 21

To benefit the Bountiful Backpack program that furnishes needy children with weekend food, the fifth annual Quacks for Backpacks event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21 at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville.
Admission to the event is free, which features the famous rubber duck races and a family carnival. Prizes will be awarded to the top ducks racing on a special water course built by Homestead Gardens. The family carnival will include games, face painting, music, food and refreshments.
The rain date is June 4. Business and donor sponsorships are available.
Any family or individual may sponsor a duck or ducks in the races for a $10 donation at www.southcountyrotary.org/quacksforbackpacks.php.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Jon Mazza On Loaded Towson Team

The Towson U. lacrosse team is loaded on offense with senior attackmen Ryan Drenner (47 points) and Joe Seider (24 goals) the go-to scorers. Senior Mike Lynch and sophomore Joe Mazza (Davidsonville resident) have been the primary midfield threats with 17 and 14 goals.

To read a story about the whole Towson U. lacrosse team,  go to:
http://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/college_sports/ph-ac-cs-tyler-young-feature-0512-20170511-story.html

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Gator Gallop 5K Run Run

May 13, 8 a.m. – Davidsonville Elementary School Gator Gallop 5K Fun Run (untimed) at the Davidsonville Park. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Chase U-Pick Open

   There are a lot of cars parked at the Chase Produce lot on Davidsonville Rd,  and a lot of pickers in the U-Pick strawberry field.

Lawrence Huber Passes Away

LAWRENCE JOHN HUBER  
On Saturday, May 6, 2017 of Bowie, MD. Husband of the late Sandra Jane Huber; father of Catherine Moore (Timothy) and Patricia Watkins (Jim); grandfather of Ryan Christopher Mills, James Lawrence and Sandra Ashleigh Moore; and brother of the late James W. Huber. Family will receive friends at the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Rd., Bowie, MD 20715 on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m., on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Mid Atlantic Community Church, 2485 Davidsonville Rd., Gambrills, MD 21054. Interment with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mid Atlantic Community Church, 2485 Davidsonville Road, Gambrills, MD, 21054 (themacc.org) or the American Heart Association (www.heart.org).

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tours At The Vineyards At Dodon

The Vineyards at Dodon in Davidsonville  gives tours and tastings by appointment only at $25 a person. Tour days are typically Thursday, Saturdays and Sunday at 2 p.m. They last about 60 to 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 410-798-1126 or emailing info@dodonvineyards.com.
Tours begin in the main building on site, which is a large wooden structure that was built by a team of Amish.  The chairs and tables are all wood and light illuminates the room from large sliding glass windows. When sitting inside its easy to see down the long rows of vines that produced the wine on the table.

The farm is co-owned by a group of siblings and consists of the vineyard and horse training operations.    Tom Croghan and Polly Pittman, co-own the vineyard, as husband and wife.
At Dodon, they have six different varietals spreading across 14.8 acres with planting starting in 2010. The grape varities planted include Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. There are 25,400 total vines, according to a fact sheet provided by the winery.
At full capacity the vineyard produces 3,500 cases of wine. The wines offered during a tasting in April included a Chardonnay, a white blend and a red blend, along with the Rosé offered at the start.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Penn State LAX Loses BIG Semi

    Penn State, seeded #2 in the Big Ten Womens Lacrosse tournament lost to #3 seed Northwestern Sat. Evening in the semi-final for the two teams.  Madison Carter is not mentioned in the below article.  Perhaps she did not play,  or,  she did not score for the first time in many games.
http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/recaps/050617aab.html

CCFC Teams With Dailey Bread

      The Chesapeake Christian Fellowship Church, 377 W. Central Ave. in Davidsonville, is working with local and national businesses to stave off the alarming rates of food insecurity within the community. Daily Bread is an outreach program that offers 1,500 families nutritious groceries to provide hunger relief and minister to those in need.
      Since 2012, the church has organized an annual food drive to provide families in a dozen Annapolis communities with boxes of food, including nonperishable items, sturdy staples such as rice and potatoes, and local produce, to give families a break from food worries.
      At the end of next week, hundreds of CCFC members and other volunteers will gather at the CCFC Family Life Center one evening to sort through all the purchased and donated food items, placing them in various categories and making sure there is enough of each item to fill each box. The next evening is filling and labeling the boxes and stacking them according to which community they are destined.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Plant Sale May 6

There will be a big plant sale at the Arundel Volunteer Fire Hall on Davidsonville Rd., Sat. May 6,

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Madison Carter All Big Ten

    Madison Carter of Davidsonville is one of five Penn State women's lacrosse players selected to the All Big Ten All Star Team.  For more details,  go to:
http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/spec-rel/050317aab.html

Fromhertz Places Third

    William Fromhertz (Davidsonville) placed third in the Eagle Spring Junior Open tennis tournament at the Annapolis Area Christian School on April 29. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Head-On Collision On Central Ave.

From the Capital Gazette:
A 39-year-old man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries Monday following a head-on collision in Davidsonville.
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department said firefighters were called to the scene of a two-car crash in the 800 block of Central Avenue just before 1 p.m.
Responders found two vehicles that had collided head-on with drivers trapped in both vehicles.
In one car, a 39-year-old man sustained serious injuries and was trapped inside his car for about 10 minutes, the department said.

He was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center to be treated for his injuries, which were not considered to be life-threatening, the department said.
The driver of the second vehicle, a 49-year-old woman, was quickly freed from her SUV by firefighters, the department said.
She was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.
The department said there were no passengers in either of the vehicles nor any other injuries as a result of the crash.