Sunday, December 10, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale include:

1)  A two story home on .91 acre at 1009 Howard Grove Rd.sold by Richard Rohde to Bradley and Christy Andrus for $825,000.

2)  A split foyer home on 1.16 acre at 741 E. Appomattox Rd. sold by Rita Gibbons to Elm Two LLC  for $380,000.

Farm Bureau 2017 Convention

DAVIDSONVILLE — The Maryland Farm Bureau held its 102nd annual convention from Dec. 3 to 5 at the Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City with more than 500 voting delegates, members and guests in attendance.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Jessica Strauss Is Teen Of Week

    Davidsonville resident Jessica Strauss joined the Civil Air Patrol Squadron based at Lee Airport at age 12, and has risen through the ranks to be the Cadet Commander.    To read more about her and the Civil Air Patrol,  and also see a video interview of her,  go to:

Thursday, December 7, 2017

County Police To Get New Academy

Starting in summer 2019, incoming Anne Arundel County police officers won’t have to train in an old, re-purposed missile silo.
County Executive Steve Schuh and county police Chief Timothy Altomare stuck shovels in the ground Wednesday to celebrate the construction of a new police academy at the old grounds in Davidsonville. The 30,000-square-foot academy will cost $18.8 million and will replace the re-purposed and dilapidated missile base that now serves as the academy.
It will include a 17,000-square-foot fitness center. A second phase will renovate the current facility for further training uses.
Construction money was approved in fiscal year 2017, with more funding approved in this year’s budget.

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Denise Jenkins Passes Away

    DAVIDSONVILLE - Denise D. Jenkins, 67, passed away Dec. 2, 2017, at her home in Davidsonville, Md. She was born Nov. 4, 1950, in Cambridge, Md., to the late William Eldridge Davidson and Ruth Condon Davidson.
    Denise was a loving wife and mother. She married Mark Jenkins on May 29, 1983, and is the mother of a son, Christopher M. Jenkins; and a daughter, Lauren J. Scaduto (Brian). She is survived by, in addition to her husband and children; a brother and sister in law, William E. Davidson Jr. and Frances; niece, Debbie Tapper (Bicky); nephews: Donnie Davidson; Keith Davidson (Mary); Kevin Davidson; three great nieces; one great nephew; and one great great niece.  Denise loved her family dearly and everyone that knew her loved her.
    There will be a viewing on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home in Edgewater, Md., from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
    A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, Md., at 11 a.m. with a gathering after the service at the church.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

George Pavlidies Passes Away

George Alexander Pavlidies, 50, of Davidsonville, MD departed this life on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore due to various immunological complications. He waged a valiant 11 month struggle to overcome b cell lymphoblastic lymphoma that included a bone marrow transplant on November 16, 2017. Mr. Pavlidies was born on January 13, 1967 in Charleston, WV, the only son of the late Alexander G. and Helen Giannaras Pavlidies. During his formative years in the Mountain State, he was an active member of St. George Orthodox Cathedral, the Charleston High School Band, and the West Virginia Order of DeMolay. He was installed as State Master Counselor of the latter organization in 1986. He graduated from Charleston High School in 1985, matriculated at Glenville State College for 2 years, and graduated from Shepherd University in 1989. Early in his professional career, Mr Pavlidies held high level positions in sales with three different telecommunication companies. He later owned and operated Academy Linens, LLC, an Annapolis based commercial laundry enterprise, which served hotels and restaurants throughout the Baltimore-Washington metroplex. He made friends easily and left legions of them behind who are from all walks of life. His kindness, empathy, good nature, engaging personality, quick wit, and broad smile will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He packed more into the five decades of life that were granted to him than most people could have in the Biblical three score and ten. Mr. Pavlidies is survived by his wife of 25 years, Ann Richey Pavlidies, of Davidsonville; his daughter, Grace Ann Pavlidies; his sister, Nasia P. Butcher of Glenville, WV; his nieces, Alexis B. Dahlin of Philadelphia, PA and Elizabeth B. Rich of Cleveland, OH; a loving extended family; and his grieving Labrador Retriever, Mocha. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of a life well lived on Thursday, December 7 from 5 to 8 PM at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD where his funeral service will be held on Friday, December 8 at 11:30 AM. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, MD. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Grace A. Pavlidies College Fund.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Land Sales

    Recent land sales in Davidsonville include:

1)  An 11.42 acre parcel at 1240 Rossback Road sold by Donald and Angela Darnes to William and  Elizabeth  Hruz.

2)  A 13.716 acre parcel at  3769 Patuxent River Road sold by Emidio Mistichelli and Domenico Santini to Christine Jennings  and Anthony Saunders for $275,000.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Stroka Outstanding Young Scientist

From the Capital-Gazette by Jerri Anne Hopkins

Davidsonville resident Dr. Kimberly Stroka, assistant professor in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at University of Maryland, recently received a prestigious Outstanding Young Scientist Award.

Stroka, who directs the Cell and Microenvironment Engineering Lab, was honored by the Maryland Academy of Sciences and the Maryland Science Center. Each year, the groups select winners of the Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) and Outstanding Young Engineer (OYE) awards.
By combining experimental techniques and theoretical modeling, Stroka discovered a new fundamental mechanism for tumor cell migration. Through her work, aquaporins (water channels that allow water flux across the cell membrane) could be explored as possible drugable targets for tumor cell metastasis.
Basically, she has been exploring how cancer cells travel through the body, whether through the blood vessels or through organs and tissues, how they get past or through healthy cells to reach new areas, and possible ways to prevent cancer cells from moving through the body.
“My end goal is to understand why the process occurs, how it occurs, and figure out ways to prevent it and stop it,” Stroka said.
Collectively, her work has led to publication of 21 peer-reviewed journal articles, two first-author book chapters, and 72 presentations at national and international conferences and seminars.
Stroka lives in Davidsonville with her husband and two children. She came to Maryland to be part of the relatively new Bioengineering Department.
The OYS and OYE awards recognize young Maryland residents who have distinguished themselves with accomplishments in science and engineering. The nominations are open to scientists and engineers 35 years old or younger working in academia and 40 or younger working in other sectors. The OYS award was established in 1959 with the OYE award inaugurated in 1988.
Award recipients are chosen by members of the Maryland Academy of Sciences’ Scientific Advisory Council.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Bruce Rager Passes Away

    BRUCE WESLEY RAGER (Age 90) of Davidsonville, formerly of Cheverly, MD,   died on Sunday, November 26, 2017. 
    He was the beloved husband of the late Hazel J. Rager, father of Linda (late husband, John) Mechak. Cherished Pop-Pop of Megan (Jason), Kristen (Jason), and Jonathan (Katie). Great-grand Pop of Peerlyss and Jason, Jr. Brother of Donna Wisdom, Roy Rager, and the late Sanford J. Rager, son of the late Sanford H. and Ruby E. Rager. 
    A celebration of life will be offered at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the  American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23066, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814, or to a charity of ones choice.   To leave condolences,  go to:  

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A split foyer home on .40 acre at 3105 Beards Point Rd was sold by Norman and Christine Watkins to Andrew Nosacek for $195,000.

2)  A one story home on .37 acre at 3692 Nile Road  was sold by Stephen and Jennifer Novak to Christopher and Rachele Oland for $380,000.

June Czlonka Passes Away


   June Louise Czlonka, 69, a resident of Bowie, MD for more than 20 years, passed away on November 25, 2017. 
    Born on June 11, 1948 in Beaver Falls, PA to the late Glenn and Stella Bruner, June earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Clarion State College and a Master's Degree from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. She pursued a career in education and retired as a Vice Principal from the Anne Arundel County Public School system. June was a proud Army wife for 20 years. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville and enjoyed reading, traveling and going to the beach. Most of all, she loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren.           June is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Michael Czlonka; her son, Matthew (Mary) Czlonka of Catonsville, MD and daughter, Tracy (Reed) Haley of Severna Park, MD; two brothers, Tom Bruner and Larry Bruner; one sister, Terry DeBree; and six beloved grandchildren, Caitlin, Colin, James, Patrick, Ava and David. 
    Friends are invited to celebrate June's life with her family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 30 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. Burial will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HEROES, Inc., 1200 29th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20007 or Online condolences and tributes may be offered at:

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Santa To Visit D'Ville

Santa Claus Visits Davidsonville

Homestead Gardens

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hunter Ridge Show Stables

    One of the nicer stables in Davidsonville is at 1515 Gov. Bridge Rd.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Car/Tractor Trailer Crash On 50

From Fox 5 News
DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. - A collision between a tractor trailer and a vehicle caused major delays Tuesday night on a highway in Anne Arundel County.
The tractor trailer was involved in a crash with another vehicle on the eastbound lanes of U.S. Route 50 east of Route 301 in Davidsonville at around 8:15 p.m., Maryland State Police say. 
Two of the three eastbound lanes were shut down as first responders worked to transport victims to the hospital and for the investigation of the crash.
Dashcam video obtained by FOX 5 from Rhys Robinson of Express Carrier Services shows the tractor trailer traveling in the left lane of the highway when it attempts to change lanes into the middle lane where a white sedan was already traveling alongside it. The white vehicle ends up losing control and crashes into the tractor trailer causing the large vehicle to overturn. The sedan would end up crashing into a barrier on the right shoulder.
Police say some of the victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Their condition is unknown at this time.
Major backups were seen on Route 50 and drivers were being advised to avoid the area.