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Tim Desmond of Davidsonville was overcharged at the Annapolis parking lot and was ready for a fight to get the $8 back. After weeks of phone calls and e-mails, the retired sheet metal worker with the time available finally prevailed.
United Methodist Church hosts is popular festival celebrating all
things peach on Saturday, Aug 12. I will feature peach cheesecake, peach
smoothies, peach cobbler and peach jam. There also will be the church's famous
Peach festivals began at the church about 30
years ago to raise money for missions, but there is a history of peach orchards
in Anne Arundel County. The mission effort continues to day, and men, women and
children all contribute to the festival's success.
Hot dogs, burgers and barbecue also will
available, but the star of the day will be peaches.
The festival is from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 819 West Central Ave. 410-798-5511
• Tuesday, Aug. 29, 6 to 8 p.m. — Reception with Gov. Larry Hogan at Homestead Gardens, 743 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, Md. Individuals, corporations, associations and partnerships may contribute no more than $6,000 to one campaign finance entity during the four-year election cycle (Jan. 1, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2018). Maryland PACs may contribute up to $6,000 during the election cycle, and federal PACs may contribute up to $6,000. The cost is $250 per person for the standard reception, $500 per person for the VIP reception.
Gene M. Lambert, 90, Davidsonville passed away on August 7, 2017 at his home. He was born on March 6, 1927 in Port Deposit, Maryland a son of the late Oliver Jerome and Eleanor Campbell Lambert. He is survived by his wife of 68 years I. Ann Lambert, two sons Wayne and Kevin (Josey-Ann) Lambert, grandchildren Jason (Heather) Lambert, Michael Lambert, Kristina Lambert (Lee Burgess), Brittany (Christian) Suszan and Christopher Lambert (Ashley Wheeler). Four great grandchildren, Cooper and Piper Lambert, Braylen Lambert and Mia Suszan. Also surviving is one sister Joan Gilley and predeceased by a brother Gary Lambert Mr. Lambert served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Lambert retired from the Veteran's Administration as an Administrator; he was an avid hunter and fisherman; carved many artistic canes and created many cartoons for family and friends. A private family service will be held at a later date. Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown, MD was in charge of arrangement
L to R: Colin Tolliver , Jeremy Bone, Alec Pierce and Chris Arnold,
from Boy Scout Troop 454 in Davidsonville,
Boy Scouts Troop 454 in Davidsonville achieved a rare feat this
year: It had four eligible Scouts earn Eagle rank.
They met the requirements, completed the
projects and submitted them to the review board this year. Troop members Chris
Arnold, Colin Tolliver, Jeremy Bone andAlec Pierce received
their awards at a joint honor court at Holy Family Catholic Church in
Davidsonville on June 4.
Alec's project involved making a paddle
board rack to accommodate 10 paddle boards for the West River Methodist Church
"I chose this project because I wanted
to give back to my local community and it also was where I went when I was
younger," he said. "I learned hard work pays off and benefits others
long after you are done."
Alec is attending Salisbury University in
pursuit of a business degree.
For his project, Colin organized a cleanup
of the Quaker Burying Ground in Galesville and built bluebird houses to place
in the cemetery.
"The hardest part was getting it off
the ground," Colin said. "We cleaned up litter, washed off the
fencing, cleared brush, raked up leaves and put down mulch around trees."
Colin is going to Penn State to study
Chris built warm-up pitching mounds at
Davidsonville Park where he played Little League baseball for 10 years.
"I knew that they were in poor
condition," he said. "I thought it would be good for my project
because it was something I was close to and benefited the community."
He is going to Auburn University to study
political science with an eye to work in the State Department.
As his project, Jeremy created display cases
for the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Lothian.
"I've been going to Jug Bay since I was
a child and it's a place I really love," Jeremy said. "I asked them
what they needed, and they said informational display cases because they don't
always have enough people available to inform visitors of what is there."
Jeremy is headed for West Point and hopes to
enter the intelligence field as an Army officer.
Each of the Scouts helped the others with
their projects, along with the other troop members, family, friends and
volunteers. They agreed the toughest lessons were learning how to delegate
responsibilities for the projects, keeping the projects' to-do lists moving and
managing the demands of life with family, school and Scouting.
The Eagle Scout designation
was founded more than 100 years ago. It is the highest achievement or rank
attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America.He must
plan, develop and lead a service project — the Eagle Project — that
demonstrates leadership and a commitment to duty, before his 18th birthday.
After all requirements are met, he must complete an Eagle Scout board of
review. A merit badge and medal are presented to the successful Eagle Scout at
his honor court ceremony.
Since its inception in 1912, only 2.1
percent of eligible Scouts have earned the rank (about 2.5 million young men in
total). About 6 percent of eligible Scouts earn the Eagle badge each year.
CHESTERTOWN - John Collin Hiortdahl of Chestertown died Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Erwin Health Care Center in Erwin, Tenn. He was 84.
Born March 17, 1933, in Riverdale, he was the son of the late Axel Hiortdahl and Sarah Campbell Hiortdahl. John Hiortdahl, known as "Jack," graduated a year early from high school and joined the U.S. Air Force, where he spent time in Northern Africa before returning home and pursuing a degree in business. He was a manager at Erco Aircraft, where he met his late wife, Stella Irene Hiortdahl. He became a mechanic of laundry equipment, working his way up to vice president of HOF Service Company, which served the greater Washington, D.C. region.
In the meantime, Jack bought and improved farms in Davidsonville and Lothian, before settling on the Eastern Shore on a farm outside of Chestertown. He loved the 'shore, including fishing and crabbing, raising Hereford cattle, and everything to do with the farm itself. Until the last years of his life, he was continually busy with improving its structures and features. He loved hosting large family gatherings at holidays and taking people "round the farm."
He is survived by a daughter, Dr. Sandy Hiortdahl of Elizabethton, Tenn., a graduate of Washington College and a Sophie Kerr Prize winner (1985).
A memorial service will be held at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road in Chestertown, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, with an informal gathering from noon to 1 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.fhnfuneralhome.com