Alma Louise Spaid (Age 93)  

On April 10, 2020 Alma L. Spaid of Silver Spring, MD departed this life at home with family by her side. Alma was the beloved wife of the late Glen L. Spaid. She is survived by her children, Keith Spaid (Robin), Teresa Archer (Tom), Brenda Fowler (Bootie), Mitchell Spaid (Barbara) and Todd Spaid. She is also survived by many grandchildren (the late Richard and Brad) and numerous great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. We would like to thank her caregivers Roza, Karene, Marry and Jen for their support for the past several years. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the funeral will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Millian Memorial Methodist Church, 13016 Parkland Drive, Rockville MD 20853 or to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850.

Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 15, 2020

Thank you Eve for your Easter Surprise. . . You Rock!
Eve painted these small rocks that she found on our beach and placed them all around the neighborhood.

Miscellaneous Photos

At our December 2020 NECA Business Meeting a motion was put on the floor to have our meetings every other month instead of monthly.  This motion did not go through because per our By-Laws, this can only be determined/changed by the Executive Committee. That being said, I sent out an email to them (Executive Committee) and everyone agreed to have them every other month.  Below is a list of the months we will be having our meetings in 2020.  They will continue to be on the first Thursday of these months starting at 6:30 pm.


February,  April,  June,  August,  October,  December 

   Eve Shoemaker

   NECA President

Do you know the history of the Neeld Mansion?  How old? How many owners?  Many use to think it was haunted. We drive past it every day but most of us never give it any thought to the history.  

Letchworth's Chance - Neeld Mansion

The house on Letchworth's Chance is considered to be one of the "original manor houses of Calvert County."  When the Neeld Family purchased Letchworth's Chance for $6000 in 1893 the farm consisted of 263 acres.


The property was subdivided in the 1930s to create "Neeld Estates".  Neeld Estates has a very active community association (NECA) that provides recreational and educational activities relating to living on the Chesapeake Bay. Although lots are privately owned, the Neeld Estate Beach is privately owned by the Neeld family (Plum Point Corporation).


Much of Letchworth's Chance early history is unknown. Locals have passed on lore and legends of the "manor house." It has been said that the area known as "Devil Steps" lives a black dog with eyes of fire.  There are also   the popular legends of a child crying (or a baby wailing) at midnight after falling to their death off the second story landing or the woodchopper chopping wood in the middle of the night or the whistling west parlor ghost. Neeld family members claim to have never heard the baby cry and since the extensive mid-twentieth century renovation the woodchopper (or a loose shingle and shutter) no longer chops. After the northern chimney was fixed the ghost no longer whistled.


more information, maps and lots of photos:

Letchworth's Chance - Neeld Mansion

Maryland Historical Trust

 other information:  Plum Point History 

If you are interested in chairing an event for our community please let Eve Shoemaker know...

it's always a great time when we can get together

with friends and neighbors at a funraiser!

Janet Geans


OPEN for business.

Take a book or leave a book or both. No children's books please. Please be aware of latch on the right hand side, keeps the 'house's waterproof, please use.

Thank you.  ENJOY!

Neeld Estate Old Cottage Photos and more
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Slow Down


in the neighborhood


The Neeld Estate community would like to thank the many volunteers who help out all year long.

Whatever part you play in making Neeld Estate a better place to live, we want you to know we appreciate your time and efforts.    Thank You!!


"It's volunteers that make an extra effort every day to strengthen our relationships in the community and help make Neeld Estate a wonderful place to live"

Nearly 95% of the land in Maryland drains to
the Chesapeake Bay

Neeld Estate 60's Beach Party



THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered to help make our Neeld Estate community 4th of July celebration a success!  It takes a lot of people to make this event happen and I sincerely thank each and every one of you for all of your help. . .  I couldn't have done it without you. 

Dorothy Oliver

Please remember that the WALL along the waterfront is on Private Property.  

Neeld Estate entrance.jpg


 President - Eve Shoemaker             

 1st V. President - Danny Bauer

 2nd V. President - Brett Reeves

 Secretary - Kari Logan

 Treasurer - Kim Phillips


 Hilltop House - Sue Coffey, Brett Reeves, 

      Janet Gean, Mary Fragale

 Membership - Kari Logan
Beach Clean-Up - Jay Geest

 Roads & Drainage - Danny Bauer

 Sunshine - Eve Shoemaker
 Neighborhood Watch - Sandy Geest

 Welcome - Betsy Ross, Eve Shoemaker

 Mosquito Control - Keith Griffith



The Neeld Estate Beach is PRIVATELY OWNED by the Neeld family and can only 
be used by Residents of Neeld Estate and their Guests.  

Anyone else is TRESPASSING on Private Property 
"Violators will be prosecuted by authority of Plum Point Corp." 
(Posted on the signs leading to the beach)


The entrances to the beach are for loading and unloading your vehicle. 
Please replace the chains when you leave.

Please take the time to read the signs posted at the entrances to the beach
and please be a good neighbor and follow the rules as they are posted.
This sign was posted by Plum Point Development Corp., 

the Neeld family owns the beach)



A Beach Committee has been formed to address the issues of

trespassers parking on private property and using the beach.


Chips Towing - 410-257-6121 or 301-855-8343

Rod'n'Reel Weather Station

Chesapeake Beach, MD 


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