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Top 5 Stories: Unforgettable State Championship, New Business in Town

A look back at the biggest headlines of the week, from May 20-26.

No. 1—

The Davidsonville Athletic Association’s (DAA) Board of Directors emailed local parents last Friday after board members said a of children playing on playground equipment.

According to the email, concerned parents approached the man in the van earlier last week, but he sped out of the parking lot. Parents described the van as  "silver" or "champagne-colored."

The email stated the incident occurred May 16, between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on the , according to local parent Daniel Waz.

No. 2—

Asking significant others to prom has always been an exciting experience for high school students. For some, it’s a simple question. For others, it can sometimes be an .

Last year in , a Shelton High senior named James Tate asked his friend to prom by taping cardboard letters to the side of his school. His date said yes, but the school’s headmaster gave Tate and his helpers one day of in-school suspension, forcing the senior to miss the dance.

In a clever but less risky effort to woo his girlfriend, South River’s Daymon Woodard asked Alyson Lynch to prom using an —with Powerade bottles.

No. 3—

More than 300 volunteers from the  (CCF) church in Davidsonville spent their Saturday delivering free food to public housing neighborhoods in Annapolis, according to The Capital.

Pastor Pat Packett said in the article that it was “a major outreach” event, as the church members delivered large amounts of food.

No. 4—

 won its second Class 4A/3A Maryland state lacrosse championship in four years Wednesday afternoon in dramatic fashion—beating Westminster High with a final score of 10-8 after initially falling behind 7-0.

Westminster scored seven straight goals to start the game, but then South River scored eight unanswered goals, taking the lead after halftime in a remarkable comeback.

In the third quarter,  and Westminster were tied 8-8 until the Seahawks scored a late goal to go into the fourth quarter with a 9-8 lead. All-American Ben Chisolm scored his second goal of the day with 6:51 left in the game, putting the Seahawks up by two goals, 10-8.

No. 5VIDEO:

For as long as she can remember, Liz Arcuri’s passion has been taking old, neglected items and turning them into something beautiful.

Arcuri, of Edgewater, decided she was done enjoying her hobby alone and will now be opening  on Mayo Road on June 1. The vintage/retro store will focus on bringing back the “old-time warmth” of yesterday to neighborhood homes.

Located at Cut Loose Hair Salon’s old space, Arcuri is sharing the unit at 200 Mayo Road with another new business, Once Again, a second-hand shop offering items for families shopping on a budget.

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