Saturday, May 26, 2018

A Davidsonville Deer Tale

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)   A one story home on .98 ac at 3407 Davidsonville Road sold by the Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Andrew Healy for $295,255.

2)   A one story home on 1.31 ac. at 690 Discovery Road sold by William Davidson to Kathleen Woelfel, TR., for $500,000.

3)    A two story home on 2.05 acre at 3700 Tanglewood Lane sold by HUD to David and Jennifer Holmes for $492,000

Spencer Receives Turnbull Award

    Davidsonville resident Pat Spencer  was named the country’s top attackman Thursday morning, receiving the Lt. Col. J.I. (Jack) Turnbull Award. He is the first Greyhounds player to earn that distinction and joins former defenseman Joe Fletcher as the only players to receive a national honor. (Fletcher won the William Schmeisser Award in 2014 as the Defender of the Year.)   
    Spencer, one of five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award for the second straight year, set program records in 2018 for all-time assists (166), single-season assists (59) and single-season points (94). He also established Patriot League high marks for single-season assists, career assists and career points (266).

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

DACA Annual Meeting

Davidsonville Area Civic Association
Thursday, June 7, 7:30 pm
Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, Boy Scout Building

Lillie Mae Byrd Passes Away

    Lillie Mae Byrd (98) died peacefully on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. 
    Predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert L. Byrd and two sons, John and Edward Byrd. She is survived by three son, Louise Bryd (Joyce), Melvin and Robert Leroy Byrd (Linda); three daughters, Gladys Ann Barnes (Frank), Frances Howarton (Harry) and Irene Fletcher; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.            Visitation Wednesday, May 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pope Funeral Home, 5538 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD and Thursday, May 24, from 9 a.m. until time of service 10:30 a.m. at Union Memorial United Methodist Church, 3328 Davidsonville Rd., Davidsonville, MD. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville, MD,

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Rubber Duck Race

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 2.15 acres at 3301 Churchill Farm Rd sold by Ronald Prass, Jr. to Steven and Lisa Frid for $810,000

A two story home on 1.14 acre at 3573 Ashland Dr. sold by Mari Yonkers to Michael and Lauren Gaches for $945,000

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Spencer gets 3 points in Loyola Loss

    Pat Spencer (Davidsonville)  had two goals and one assist,  but #6 seed Loyola was outplayed by #3 seed Yale and went down 5-3.  Yale won nearly all the face-offs and the Loyola defense was under pressure most of the game.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Kearney McQuilken Passes Away

    Kearney Ford "Mac" McQuilkin died on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at his home in the Heritage Harbour Community of Annapolis, MD. 
    Born on September 7, 1923, in Roanoke, VA to the late Dwight and Ethel McQuilkin, Mac graduated from Jefferson High School in June of 1942. He attended VPI ( VA Tech ) from the fall of 1942 until his enlistment in the U.S. Navy on December 12, 1942. He went to Navy Boot Camp in San Diego, CA where he attended the Machinist Mate School before being shipped off to the South Pacific. Mac was on the Liberty Ship #105 "Naos" and left San Diego in August of 1943 and returned to San Diego in December of 1945. Once stateside, he was transferred to Anacostia Naval Station in Washington, DC until he was honorably discharged in March of 1946. Mac served in the South Pacific and was a recipient of the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Victory Medal from the Department of War and Department of the Navy.                  Following his military service, Mac married Marie Groseclose on September 7, 1946, and re-enrolled in VPI from September of 1946 to June of 1949. They then moved to Takoma Park, MD where Mac attended Bliss Electrical School. He worked for the Washington mechanical engineering consulting firm H. Walton Redmile Co. before starting his own business K.F. McQuilkin Co. (later changed to AMES, Inc.) in 1957 as a Manufacturer's Rep for Weil Pump Co. Mac retired in 1991 when he sold his business to David and Frank McQuilkin. 
    On December 3, 1982, Mac married Jane Murray McQuilkin, and they resided in Heritage Harbour in Annapolis, MD where they had many friends, and Mac was "Club Champion"! 
    Mac is survived by his wife, Jane Murray McQuilkin of Alexandria, VA and Annapolis, MD; his former wife, Marie McQuilkin of Roanoke, VA and Sandy Springs,MD; three children from his first marriage, David (Kathy), Robert (Deborah) and Frank (Julie) McQuilkin; a step daughter, Kim Murray; six grandchildren, Stephanie, Jimmy, Kasey, Joey, Brett and Kelly; two step grandchildren, Thomas and Kara; four great-grandchildren, Waylon, Johnny, Cameron and Collins; a step great-grandchild, Karlee and two dogs, Duffy-2 and Susie-Q. 
    Friends and family are invited to celebrate Mac's life on Saturday, May 19 from 12 pm until his funeral service begins at 1 pm at Riva Trace Baptist Church, 475 Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, Maryland 21122 (online at Interment will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens. An online guestbook is available at:

Pollinators In D'Ville

Join Master Gardener Elizabeth Matarese for a comprehensive look at the state of pollinators, trends in designing and planting a garden for pollinators and a deep-dive into her recommended tree, shrub and flowering plant palettes for a successful pollinator garden all season long.
Saturday, May 19 at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville at 10am.
Registration is FREE but let us know you're coming! Reserve your spot online:

DUMC Strawberry Festival

32nd Annual Strawberry Festival 
at Davidsonville UMC
Saturday, May 26th, 10 am - 2 pm
819 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD
Much has changed in 32 years, but not the taste of fresh, sweet local strawberries heaped over cake with the option of ice cream! As always there will be plenty of delicious food options at the festival, from a humble hotdog to award winning BBQ and prized pies. The live music will be provided by a new group named, Christian Big Band. We have expanded out children’s activities and people of all ages can expect to have fun and meet old friends. Our congregation is passionate about caring for our neighbors, and the funds raised through the festival allow us to be in ministry and make a difference in our community. We still have a few openings left for community crafters and vendors ($20 each). Hurry and call church at 410-798-5511 to reserve your vender spot.

Chase U-Pick Open

The Chase Farm U-Pick strawberry patch on 424 opened on Thursday, May 17.  The strawberries were ready,  but so was the rain.   

Quacks For Backpacks Rescheduled

  • The sixth annual Quacks for Backpacks Duck Races and Family Carnival set for Sunday was postponed Thursday. The fundraiser for Bountiful Backpacks has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 3, at Homestead Gardens, 743 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. Visit for more information.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tilden Farm Nursery Reopens

From the Capital-Gazette:

For over 200 years, Tilden Farm has been part of the agricultural life of south county. It started as a working farm before transitioning into a nursery.
It was shuttered for about a year until new owners took over recently. The nursery reopened under new management and with a slight name change from Tilden Lawn Nursery to Tilden Farm Nursery. The focus is now balanced between retail and wholesale plants and landscaping materials.
The nursery business was started in 1978, growing trees in their fields and expanding as the business grew with greenhouses and more materials for sale. In 2016, the owners retired and sold the property, which sat unused.
The new owners reopened in September 2017, just in time for the end of the growing season. This spring the nursery’s plans are taking root and it is growing, adding more plants and materials. 

There are a lot more details in the complete article at:

Monday, May 14, 2018

Ramsey Mahaffey Gets BA

    Among the 93 students receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees this year at St. Johns's College in Annapolis was  Ramsey Mahaffey of Davidsonville.