Sunday, May 21, 2017

DeCesaris-Buckley Wedding

Gabrielle DeCesaris and Ian Brickey were set up by mutual friends at an Orioles’ game. The couple clicked in a spectacular fashion, and two years later, Ian set up an elaborate proposal fit for his princess. Check out their beautiful engagement story and wedding in the many pictures accompanying their story at the below link

PSU Goes To Final Four

Davidsonville's Madison Carter had an excellent game and helped the PSU women's lacrosse team advance to the Final Four in the NCAA playoffs.  PSU broke a 12-12 tie in the closing minutes with two goals to win 14-12.    There were numerous ties and lead changes as neither team was able to dominate until the closing minutes

Penn State will play undefeated U. of MD in their semi-final.

To read the details of the game,  go to:

Madison Carter's 69 goals are now the most in a single-season by a sophomore passing the 68 Marsha Florio scored in 1983. They are also the sixth most in a single-season and just 10 behind the Penn State single-season record of 79 also set by Marsha Florio in 1985.

Wayne Stanek Passes Away

      MSgt. William Wayne (Stan) Stanek, USAF (Ret), passed into the arms of Jesus on May 18, 2017, after a brave battle with Parkinson's and Cancer. 
      He was born in Baltimore, MD on June 2, 1939, to William J and Marie Piraino Stanek and moved to Annapolis in 1944. After graduation from of St Mary's High School Wayne joined the Air Force where he served his Country for 30 years. As an Airman, he had the opportunity to serve his Country during peace and war. He was stationed in Texas, Morocco, Plattsburgh NY, where he learned to ski and even had the opportunity to try the bobsled track at Lake Placid. He then went to Cheyenne, Wyoming where in addition to his military duty, he was a ski instructor. During the Vietnam war, Wayne served two tours and rode along on the defoliation missions. It was during the Vietnam war that he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. While stationed at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, DC Wayne had the opportunity to serve as Military escort to Congressional leaders on their travels outside the US. It was during this time that he traveled all over the world. To countries too numerous to mention. In 1977 he married his soul mate Jean who predeceased him. However, they were able to share a once in a lifetime assignment at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. For three years, in addition to his regular tour, Wayne and Jean would travel all over Europe, and when they weren't traveling, they loved to participate in various Volks Marches through the Forests of Germany. It was one of his favorite assignments. Following his retirement, Wayne was able to complete his degree in Business and Management graduating from University of Maryland, University College. Never one to be idle, Wayne worked at the McKeldon Library at the University of Maryland, Renditions Golf Course, and volunteered at the Anne Arundel County Sherriff's office. He was a member of Davidsonville Radio Club, and as a Ham operator, he volunteered to provide communication services for Cycle Across America and the National MS Society's 50K walks. He loved to ride his Harley, and his most prized possession was his 2016 Camaro Convertible.
      Wayne is survived by his sister Rosemary Warren, 2 step sons Michael Stone of Crownsville, MD and Donald Stone, of Parkton. He is also survived by four grandchildren Andrew, Courtney, Joseph and Angela and his niece, Heather Neish.
       A memorial service will be held on Saturday. June 10, 2017, at 10:00 am at Community United Methodist Church, 1690 Riedel Rd., Crofton, MD. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville on Monday, June 12 at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403. An online guestbook is available at

Madison Carter & PSU On TV

   Davidsonville's Madison Carter and the Penn State women's lacrosse team will be on TV on Sunday, May 21, at 1:00 PM on the Big Ten network.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A split foyer on .34 acre at 1505 Patuxent Manor Rd sold by Kristine Milosevic to William and Amanda Scheurer for $330,000.

2)  A two story home on 2.05 acres at 1211 Village Lake Dr. sold by Sarah Kelly to Clifton and Melissa Parker for $530,000.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Leta Marie Miller Passes Away

Leta Marie Miller was born on August 10, 1933 and passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017.
When Friday, May 19th, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:  Holy Family Catholic Church
Address 826 W. Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD   21035

Service Information
When Friday, May 19th, 2017, 12:00pm
Location:  Holy Family Catholic Church
Address 826 W. Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD   21035 

Keith Atchison Passes Away

    Keith Porter Atchison of Davidsonville, Maryland, passed away suddenly on May 14th, 2017.
    Keith was full of life and is best known for his fun loving demeanor, his love and concern for people, and his love for his family. Keith was always ready to reach out and help anyone in need. He was also always ready for a trip, time with friends and family, or any challenge. A graduate of South River High School where he played junior varsity baseball, Keith worked locally in retail sales. He especially liked the opportunity to meet new people and provide service to them on his job. He always went the extra mile to do things for people-from picking up hitchhikers to buying food for homeless people he saw near his job to helping an overwhelmed co-worker while doing his own job. In his free time Keith could be found long boarding, fishing, hiking, driving friends around, or spending time with his family. Keith had the intellect to figure things out quickly and devise ways to make them better. He also loved to tinker with things to see how they worked and how he could fix them or put them back together. He felt he could fix anything for anyone and most usually succeeded. He was an intelligent young man with a big heart who was a friend to everyone with whom he came in contact. He was taken too soon and will be terribly missed.
    Keith is survived by his parents, Carla and Don Atchison, brothers Chad, Brett, Grant, and Cole and his sister Meagan Dupras (Joseph), two grandfathers, Donald Atchison and David Broyles, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins who loved him.
    A funeral service will be held at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis 710 Ridgely Avenue Annapolis, MD on Saturday, May 20th at 11 am. Friends and family may gather one hour prior to service time. After the funeral services, a committal ceremony will be held at Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville, MD at 2:30 pm.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Pat Spencer Finalist For Tewaaraton Award

Courtesy Loyola University Maryland Athletic Communications

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Loyola University Maryland sophomore attacker Pat Spencer was named one of five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award presented by Under Armour, an honor given yearly to the top player in college lacrosse that will be awarded on June 1.

Spencer will be joined at the awards ceremony held at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian by the University of Denver’s Trevor Baptiste, Albany University’s Connor Fields, the University of Maryland’s Matt Rambo and Yale University’s Ben Reeves.

In the Patriot League Championship Game against the U.S. Military Academy, Spencer became Loyola and the Patriot League’s single-season leader in assists, logging three to increase his 2017 total to 55. That mark snapped the 2014 total set by Justin Ward. He leads the NCAA in assists per game (3.67) and is third in points (5.47) heading into the NCAA Championships.

The Davidsonville, Maryland, native is Loyola’s third Tewaaraton Award finalist since its inception in 2001. Mike Sawyer was one of the final five in 2012, and Joe Fletcher was in 2014. Spencer is the fifth Patriot League student-athlete to be named a Tewaaraton Award finalist since 2001. He joins Fletcher, 2012 winner Peter Baum (Colgate), Jeremy Boltus (2011, Army West Point) and John Walker (2005, Army West Point) among this elite group.

In addition to his 55 assists this year, Spencer has 27 goals for a total of 82 points. Last year, he tied Gary Hanley’s 1981 school record with 89 points. The duo are the only players in program history to record 80 or more points in a season; Hanley did it three times from 1979-1981, and Spencer has accomplished the feat in each of the last two seasons.

Earlier this year, Spencer broke the Patriot League record for assists in a game, recording nine in a March 4 victory over College of the Holy Cross. His total tied Hanley’s school record and eclipsed Brian Duffy’s school Division I mark.

Spencer is the first player in conference history to be named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year in his first two seasons of collegiate competition. He was also named to the All-Patriot League First Team while earning two Corvias Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors and a BSN Sports/USILA National Offensive Player of the Week nod.

He has scored two or more points in all but one of his 33 career games, and he has 19 multi-goal and 23 multi-assist games. Spencer is the NCAA’s active career leader in assists (3.24), and he is third in points per game (5.18). 

His 107 career assists rank third in program and seventh in Patriot League history, while he has 171 career points which are good for eighth in Loyola’s history. 

Spencer and the Greyhounds open NCAA Championships action on Sunday, May 14, when they take on The Ohio State University at 5 p.m. on ESPNU.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Loyola Falls in NCAA Game

    Fifth seeded Ohio State defeated 13th seed Loyola today in a first round NCAA tournament game.
    For game details,  go to:

Carter Leads PSU in NCAA Win

    Sophomore Madison Carter’s (Davidsonville, Md.) career-high eight points and 12 draw controls helped lead fourth-seeded Penn State past James Madison, 19-14, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament this afternoon from the Penn State Lacrosse Field.
    For details of the game,  go to:

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A two story home on 1.19 acre at 2542 Arbor Ct. sold by the Elizabeth Hanna Trust to Ryan Peck and Anne Ferguson for $450,000.

2)  A two story home on 2.11 acres at 1078 Governors Bridge Road sold by Edward Middleton to Robert Denton for $875.000.

DUMC Strawberry Festival

The Davidsonville United Methodist Church's Strawberry Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 27. The event is free. It will feature barbecue, music, local vendors and everything strawberry. Vendor booths are $15.
DUMC's festival is supported by Mt. Airy U-Pick Farm, which is once again open to the public.  Hours are Mon. thru Sat. 9 to 12, plus Tues. 4 to 7.  Updates are at
For more information, call 410-798-5511.

Quacks For Backpacks May 21

To benefit the Bountiful Backpack program that furnishes needy children with weekend food, the fifth annual Quacks for Backpacks event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21 at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville.
Admission to the event is free, which features the famous rubber duck races and a family carnival. Prizes will be awarded to the top ducks racing on a special water course built by Homestead Gardens. The family carnival will include games, face painting, music, food and refreshments.
The rain date is June 4. Business and donor sponsorships are available.
Any family or individual may sponsor a duck or ducks in the races for a $10 donation at

Friday, May 12, 2017

Jon Mazza On Loaded Towson Team

The Towson U. lacrosse team is loaded on offense with senior attackmen Ryan Drenner (47 points) and Joe Seider (24 goals) the go-to scorers. Senior Mike Lynch and sophomore Joe Mazza (Davidsonville resident) have been the primary midfield threats with 17 and 14 goals.

To read a story about the whole Towson U. lacrosse team,  go to:

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Gator Gallop 5K Run Run

May 13, 8 a.m. – Davidsonville Elementary School Gator Gallop 5K Fun Run (untimed) at the Davidsonville Park.