Saturday, July 22, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A 1 1/2 story home on 2.99 acres at 3481 Ranger Road sold by the William and Shirley Rogers  to William Stratton for $770,000.

2)    A two story home on 1.25 acre at 3455 Merrimac Road sold by Karl Stapelfelot and Debra Padgett to Gregory and Elise Brouillette for $728,000.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pastrana Brings Nitro Circus To Annapolis

    Travis Pastrana will be bringing his Nitro Circus show to the Naval Academy stadium on Sunday, July 23.    You can read about Travis and the show at:

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Edward Tobin Passes Away

    Edward J. Tobin, "Ed", 88, a resident of Davidsonville, MD for seven years, died on Monday, July 17 in Annapolis, MD.
    Born on April 3, 1929 in Pottsville, PA, Ed served in the U.S. Army during the 
Korean War.
    Ed was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Ella Bertie Tobin and his daughter, Cheryl Tobin. He is survived by his children, Carl Spraker of Mechanicsville, MD, Sean Tobin of Waldorf, MD, Edward Tobin of Las Vegas, NV, Teresa Shenk of Davidsonville, MD and Helena Glovier of Tracy's Landing, MD, 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
    Friends are invited to celebrate Ed's life on Thursday, July 20 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, July 21 at 11 am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Interment will follow at George Washington Cemetery in Adelphi, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the 
charity of your choice.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ken and Nancy Thompson Celebrate 45th

Nancy and Ken Thompson spent their 45th Anniversary on July 8th at Johns Hopkins Hospital as Nancy recovers from major back and neck surgery.  They have resided in Davidsonville for 32 years.  Their anniversary dinner was courtesy of Johns Hopkins, and according to Nancy and Ken, it was fabulous.  Nancy has been in rehab for 3 weeks and should be home soon.  

Article About Holy Family Pastor

    Below link is to a magazine article about popular Holy Family pastor Father Andy Aaron.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Two Teens Burned Lighting Tiki Torch

Firefighters responded to a home in the 1000 block of Sugar Maple Drive in Davidsonville around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
A 14-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl were burned after filling a tiki torch with kerosene when it ignited, official said.
Both teens jumped  into a swimming pool to try and extinguish the flames, officials said.
A 14-year-old boy received second-degree burns over 25 percent of his body after his shirt caught fire, and the 12-year-old girl received less serious burns over 5 percent of her body. Officials said both teens suffered first-degree burns.

Both teens were taken by Maryland State Police helicopter to Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Eleanor Bunker-Perez Passes Away

    Eleanor (Hall) Bunker-Perez, Age 85, passed away on July 5, 2017 at Rutherford Manor Assisted Living Facility in Davidsonville, MD from complications of Alzheimer's disease. 
    She was born in Plainfield, NJ on January 9, 1932 and moved to Annapolis, MD with her family at the age of four. At the age of 18, Eleanor married Harold H. Bunker, Jr. and resided in Arnold, MD until his death in May, 1988. She later remarried Sergeant Major Miguel Perez and moved to West Virginia until his death in July, 2007. In 2012, Eleanor returned to Arnold, MD under the care of her daughter.
    Eleanor is preceded in death by two sons, James C. Bunker and Harold H Bunker, III and survived by three sons Daniel L. Bunker, Richard A. Bunker and Philip Andrew Bunker, one daughter Laura J Owens, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.    
    A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Saturday July 29, 2017 at Asbury United Methodist Church at 78 Church RD in Arnold, MD.

Andrea Lucente & Mike Bryan Marry

      Andrea Lucente and Mike Bryan were married at Timberlake Farm in Davidsonville on May 13, 2017.  You can read details of the wedding at:

Friday, July 14, 2017

Michael Evans On US Lacrosse Team

Anne Arundel County products Michael Evans and Brian Phipps are among the 49 players named to the United States training team in preparation for the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships.
Evans, a Davidsonville native, was a member of the 2014 U.S. squad, which was upset by Canada in the championship game in Denver. The South River High and Johns Hopkins University graduate is in his ninth year of Major League Lacrosse – all with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. The 2009 Schmeisser Award winner as the best defenseman in Division I is a perennial All-Star in MLL.
Phipps, an Annapolis native, is trying to make Team USA for the first time in his career. The former Severn School and University of Maryland standout has played seven seasons of Major League Lacrosse – four with the Ohio Machine and three with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. The head coach at Archbishop Spalding joined Evans in representing the Bayhawks at the MLL All-Star Game last weekend.
Other Chesapeake Bayhawks chosen to the U.S. Men's National Training Team are midfielders Matt Abbott, Jake Froccaro and Myles Jones, attackman Matt Danowski and defenseman Jesse Bernhardt.
Those 49 players will return to US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Maryland over Labor Day Wekend for a training camp. The Team USA Fall Classic will be held Oct. 6-9 while the Team USA Spring Premiere is slated for early January in Florida.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two  story home on 2.04 acres at 3500 Castle Way sold by the  Yeager Living Trust to Julien and Tara Pierru for $710,000.

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

DUMC Peach Festival

    The Davidsonville United Methodist Church is hosting their annual Peach Festival Aug. 12 from 11-2.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Danielle Piccirilli Pursuing Masters Degree

   Danielle Piccirilli, daughter of  Vincent and Diane Piccirilli of Davidsonville, graduated from Bucknell in 2016 and is a substitute teacher for AA Co. schools and is the assistant varsity soccer coach at Broadneck High.  She is now pursuing a masters degree in clinical psychology at Loyola U.
   Danielle played soccer at Bucknell.  Her Bucknell bio can be read at:

Matt and Mary Soldano Anniversary

Matt and Mary Soldano celebrated their first anniversary on July 8, 2017.  Matt is from Davidsonville and attended AACS and Eastern U.
You can read about their wedding at:

Ben Chisolm At U. of MD.

From the Diamondback:
After Maryland men's lacrosse midfielder Ben Chisolm donned his gear before practice on Oct. 13, 2014, he received an unexpected call concerning his father,   Gwyn Chisolm.

    Ben Chisolm's older brother informed him their father was dead. While the 53-year-old had battled heart problems and been in and out of the hospital, the news surprised Chisolm, a freshman at the time.
    Chisolm threw his training equipment to the ground, descended the stairs of the Varsity Team House and cried. Then, midfielder Nick Manis, who grew up near Chisolm's hometown of Davidsonville, hugged him and told him the squad supported him.
     "I'll never forget that moment," Chisolm said. "I was in one of the worst places I've ever been, and he was there to give me support."
     This season, Chisolm continues to hold the pain of losing his father, whom he called one of his greatest motivators. But with the support of his mother and three siblings, as well as his teammates, he's carved a role as a second-line midfielder after three years on the scout team. He'll look to continue progressing when the Terps play for their second consecutive Big Ten tournament title this weekend.
    "It hasn't happened easily for him," coach John Tillman said. "He is a major success story. Just how hard he's worked and the sacrifices he's made to be where he is … to me is pretty awesome."
    Chisolm shared a close relationship with his father. They built their bond during summer family fishing trips on the Chesapeake Bay.
     His father came to almost all of his lacrosse games when he was growing up. Often, he critiqued  Chisolm's on-field performances, trying to ensure his son was grateful for the opportunity to play.
    After his father's death, Chisolm and his relatives continued to be grateful, making an effort to cherish each other. Chisolm's older brother, mother and sister have tried to attend more of his games over the past three years.
    "It brought our family a lot closer together," Chisolm said. "Our family started talking every day … just to make sure we were OK and no one was allowed to be left behind."
    While Chisolm's heartbreak took a toll, he also struggled to obtain playing time. As one of the smallest players on the squad when he arrived at Maryland, he remembered getting "bullied on the field."
    That lack of physicality forced him to play on the scout team for his first three campaigns. He made just 16 of 56 appearances and scored three goals during that span.
    But in practice, where Chisolm helped the starters prepare for their opponents, he improved at dodging and drawing defenders out of position.
    While he admitted facing Maryland's top defenders was a challenge, going up against All-Americans such as defensive midfielder Isaiah Davis-Allen and defender Tim Muller helped him grow.
    "It helps you build the confidence you need for when you do get on the field," Chisolm said. "If you beat one of those guys, it's nothing light. They're some of the best [defenders] in the nation."
    In his senior season, Chisolm has ridden his improved dodging skills and stronger physique to better results on the field. He's played in all 13 games, setting career highs in goals (6) and assists (4).
     Attackman Matt Rambo, who lived with Chisolm when his father died and is one of Chisolm's best friends, views the fourth-year player as an inspirational figure.
     "He's a great guy to look at if you don't play as a freshman or a sophomore," Rambo said. "You can always look at him as an example and say, 'Look at Ben Chisolm. He didn't play his first few years. Now he's on the second line [making an impact].'"
    Though Chisolm's father attended most of his lacrosse games growing up, he never witnessed his son play at Maryland due to various sicknesses. He didn't get to see Chisolm experience the senior season he had always dreamed about.
    But Chisolm is still playing for his dad as he's found success.

    "This year and last year, I think about how he's able to watch us," Chisolm said. "I think a lot about him looking down on us and just being there."

Emily Rowe At AACC

    Emily Rowe,  daughter of Bob and Lauren Rowe of Davidsonville,  was a sophomore at Anne Arundel Community College this past year and was on their lacrosse team.  Her bio can be read at: