Saturday, June 29, 2013

Travis Pastrana 15th on Friday

    Travis Pastrana of Davidsonville finished on the lead lap and in 15th place at the Feed The Children 300 on Friday night.  The NASCAR Nationwide series race was run at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY.  Travis is currently in 14th place in the points standings for drivers.

Central Ave. Closed Two Hours on Friday

A downed tree closed Central Avenue in Davidsonville for more than two hours Friday morning.
Anne Arundel County police responded to westbound Central Avenue near Queen Anne Bridge Road at 6:56 a.m. and found a large tree blocking the roadway.

The road was reopened at 9:08 a.m.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Murder Case Moving Slowly

    Anne Arundel County Police have released a sliver of new information in the investigation of the death of a Davidsonville woman found dead back in March.  Agency spokesman Justin Mulcahy has said that the murder of 37-year-old Nicole Burgess was not a random crime. 
    Mulcahy would not elaborate further about the Burgess case, which has been classified as a homicide.  Burgess was found stabbed to death along with her dog in March.  Anne Arundel County Police say their investigation is progressing, with several interviews conducted and a lot of evidence collected.  Mulcahy says what investigators have seen so far indicates the murder was not a random act.
    Police say they still need the public’s help in completing their investigation.  Anyone with information on the Nicole Burgess case should contact Anne Arundel County Police.  

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

A 4 bedroom colonial on 1.44 acres  at 2507 Coxshire Lane was sold by Dennis Copertino to Sean and Joan Zimmerman for  $810,000.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Reward For Cat Shooter Up To $8,500

    The reward offered for the arrest and conviction of the person who shot the cat in Davidsonville the other day has risen to $8,500.  The person responsible for shooting the cat could face animal cruelty charges. If convicted, that person could face a sentence of between 90 days and three years, as well as between $1,000 and $5,000 in fines according to the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Betty Piersanti Passes Away

      Betty L. Piersanti of Davidsonville, MD passed away on June 23, 2013 surrounded by her family.
      She is survived by her four daughters; Karen Anderson, Lynne Buckler, Susan Hubbell and Lisa Houck; grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell Piersanti, and her son, Russell Piersanti, Jr.
      A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8 at Lasting Tributes Cremation & Funeral Care, P.A. 814 Bestgate Rd. Annapolis, MD 21401. A funeral mass will be held at 11 am on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Holy Family Catholic Church 826 West Central Ave. Davidsonville, MD 21035. Burial will be held at Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributes may be made to Hospice of Queen Anne's, 255 Comet Dr., Centreville, MD 21617. Please visit for online condolences.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Amy Moody on Dean's List

 Amy Moody, a sophomore Coastal Carolina University,  was on the Dean's List this spring semester.  She is a  marine science major.

Daniel Hawkins Graduates

    Daniel Ronald Hawkins of Davidsonville graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in financial management.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Travis Pastrana 19th at Elkhart

    Travis Pastrana finished 19th and was on the lead lap at Saturday's Nationwide Series NASCAR race at Elkhart Lake, WI.
    Travis was involved in one minor accident as the caution flag came out.  He was able to pit so the hood could be repaired (bent) and get back on the race course while the field was still under the yellow.
     You can see his accident at the following URL by clicking on the camera icon to the right of Travis's name.

Cassie La Torre Wins Prize

About Maryland 550  students, along with their parents and teachers, gathered at the UMBC campus on April 27 to   compete in the Maryland History Day competition.
Cassie La Torre of Davidsonville and Alexis Ward of Edgewater received the Special Prize in Labor History for their junior group website project “The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.” They attend Central Middle School, and their teacher is Georgia Ladd, who received the Anne Arundel District History Day Teacher of the Year Award.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cat Shot With Arrow

    Anne Arundel County Animal Control is trying to determine who shot a cat with a 2-foot arrow in Davidsonville last week.
    The cat’s owner first noticed on Wednesday that the 2-year-old female cat, Xena, had the arrow through her left shoulder. The owner called Animal Control to help capture her.
    The cat lived at the owner’s residence in the 3000 block of Riva Road in the past year. She occasionally wanders off and the returns to the property, county police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said.
    For more details,  go to:


Monday, June 17, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

  2874 Patuxent River Road was recently sold by Margaret A. Tribby to Kari M. Martin for  $540,000.    The home is on 13.69 acres.

Fire Damages Davidsonville Home

A two-alarm fire damaged a Davidsonville home a Monday afternoon.
The call came in at 2 p.m. for the blaze in the single family home on Appomattox Road, near the intersection of Route 214 and Riva Road. It soon went to a second-alarm.
The fire was out by 2:30 p.m. It is uninhabitable because of water and smoke damage, but not a total loss Division Chief Keith Swindle said. 
Like most rural areas there are no fire hydrants in the neighborhood. The 48 firefighters on the scene used drafting tanks in the area to fight the fire.
There were no injuries. The American Red Cross was called to assist one adult who lived there. 
The cause was under investigation and no damage estimate was available Monday afternoon.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Davidsonville U12 Soccer Team Takes Second

    The Davidsonville Strykers came in second in an U12 soccer tournament at Ocean City on June 8.  The following article discusses the game and tournament though from the perspective of the opposing team.

Pastrana 17th after Lap One Accident

     Travis Pastrana hit the outer wall during a multi-car accident in the first lap of Saturday's Nationwide Series NASCAR race in Michigan.  Travis lost control when cars ahead of him started spinning and sliding across the track.  He was able to continue the race and finished 17th of the 40 car field.   
     You can see video of the lap one accident at the below URL.  Scroll down to #17 Travis Pastrana and click on the camera icon at the right.

Ben Priddy Heads to Georgetown

    Ben Priddy graduated from South River High in 2013 and will continue his football career at Georgetown University this fall.

Anne McGarvey Will Attend Hamilton

    Anne McGarvey graduated from South River High School in May, 2013, and will continue her lacrosse career at Hamilton College this fall.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Pastrana Qualifies Ninth

    Travis Pastrana has qualified in 9th position for the Nationwide Series NASCAR race on June 15.  The race will be shown on ABC-TV at 2:00 PM EDT

Home Of The Week in Davidsonville

     Berny Hintz, who, along with his wife Christine,  owns this week's Capitalgazette Home of the Week . Berny, the owner of Berny Hintz AIA Architects LC (, designed this home.with his wife.   Christine  is employed at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources as an environmental educator who team-teaches environmental awareness throughout the state
    For a complete description of the home and many pictures,  go to:

Friday, June 14, 2013

Rotary Club Invitation

    The Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at the Killarney House Restaurant in Davidsonville, Maryland. We invite you to join us for a great breakfast and meet with our dedicated members to learn about the many benefits of being a Rotarian as well as our Bountiful Backpacks project, community initiatives, school projects and international partnerships.
    Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
    Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. More info.....
    Rotary membership provides the opportunity to: Become connected to your community. Work with others in addressing community needs. Interact with other professionals in your community; assist with RI's international humanitarian service efforts. Establish contacts with an international network of professionals. Develop leadership skills. Involve family in promoting service efforts. More info.....

    Their home page is at:

Joseph Shover Convicted of DWI

    Joseph Shover, 42, of 3884 Greenmeadow Lane, Davidsonville was  charged March 2, 2013 and pleaded guilty of  DWI with a bac of .15.  The sentence was jail for 1 year with all but 10 days suspended and  probation for 2 years.  He was also fined $1,000 with $500 suspended.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

   A two story four bedroom colonial on 2.29 acres  at 2909 South Lake Drive was sold by Thomas E. Hoyes to Augusto Castello for $630,000

Davidsonville Burglary Solved

From The Capital

Anne Arundel County police seized some $25,000 in stolen property from homes in Annapolis and Davidsonville and arrested three people Tuesday afternoon.
Jeffery Perry Bachmann, 30, Ridge Road in Hanover; Karl Edward Stull, 41, of Denton; and Matthew James Carr, 25, of Magothy Beach Road in Pasadena, were each charged with two counts of first- and fourth-degree burglary, two counts each of destruction of property over $500, and two counts each of theft over $10,000, police said.
Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Dunstable Green at 12:38 p.m. for a reported burglary. On the way, police received information describing a Ford Expedition as a suspect vehicle, police said.
An officer saw the Ford on Interstate 97 near Route 32. Additional officers and detectives also responded to Route 32. The officer followed the Ford as it exited I-97 onto westbound Route 32. As the Ford approached the Telegraph Road exit, officers attempted to stop the vehicle.
The Ford stopped and two of the men fled the vehicle. They were caught in nearby woods. The driver remained inside the Ford.
Inside the vehicle, police found property including jewelry and money that belonged to residents of Dunstable Green, as well as additional jewelry stolen that day from a home in the 1000 block of Double Gate Road in Davidsonville.
There is additional detail at:

Patuxent River Road Closed

 Patuxent River Road between Sands Road and Queen Anne Bridge Road near Davidsonville likely will be closed through the weekend, officials with the county Department of Public Works said Wednesday.
The road was closed Tuesday night due to high waters, which rose a few more feet Wednesday, officials said.

With a major storm expected to move through the area Wednesday night into Thursday, with heavy winds, hail and rain, the situation probably will get worse, the department said. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Davidsonville Real Estate Sales

   According to the Washington Post,  1425 Della Way was recently sold by FMN Properties Corp.  to Gam Properties Ventures Corp. for $317,250.    According to AA Co. tax records,  this is a 3700 sq. ft. two story home built in 2011 that sold to FMN Properties for $737,720 in 2011.  The date of the sale to Gam Properties was Dec. 28, 2012 which is not recent.    Something is amiss.

Pastrana in Another NASCAR Accident

    Travis Pastrana finished in 32nd place at the Nationwide series NASCAR race in Iowa on Saturday after an accident on the 154th lap.   His car was hit hard by another as he was attempting to avoid out of control cars ahead of him.  You can see the accident at:

Bailey Falk on Dean's List

Bailey G. Falk of Davidsonville was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at Lehigh University.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Michael McDermott Passes Away

    Michael Joseph McDermott, 71, a 33-year resident of Davidsonville and previously of College Park, died on Friday, May 31 at his residence after a two-year battle with cancer.
    Born on August 1, 1941 in Washington, DC to the late John E. and Lucy E. McDermott, Mike graduated from Northwestern High School and was a master electrician. He was a member of IBEW Union Local 26. He enjoyed taking care of his family, being outdoors, road trips, visiting the ocean, a good cup of coffee, seeing a beautiful sunrise and keeping things in good repair.
    Mike is survived by his wife, Mary K. McDermott whom he married in 1968; a son, John McDermott of Edgewater; a daughter, Christina Tripp of Edgewater and two grandsons, Dustin and Shane Tripp both of Edgewater. Funeral services will be private.
    In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Hwy., Annapolis, MD 21401. A guestbook is available at www.kalasfuneralhome.com0.

Jack Baker Passes Away

    Jack Baker (90)  of Davidsonville died Saturday, June 1, 2013 
    He was born in Lake City, FL in 1923 and grew up in Salisbury, NC. He built his own successful excavating, recycling and landfill business in the Washington area for over 50 years.  Jack served proudly in the US Army during WWII in Leyte in the Philippines.
    Beloved husband of the late Helen E. Baker, devoted father of John and Ralph (Terri) Baker and the late Carolyn E. Perrick, brother of June Roberts. Also survived by his brother-in-law JB Roberts and family and his grandchildren, Jason, Brandi, Lee and Jimmy, and great-grandson, Spencer.
    Friends may call on Thursday, June 6 from 1pm until a funeral service begins at 2pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., 800 Wyman Park Drive, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21211. An online guest book is available at www.kalasfuneral

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

3455 Blandford Way --Steven Joseph Masciarelli and Masciarelli Family Trust to Robert E. and Jane B. Beery, $822,500.
1425 Della Way --FMN Properties Corp. to Gam Properties Ventures Corp., $317,250.

Mary Rhode Wins ZOOMA Half Marathon

    More than 2,300 runners competed in Saturday’s ZOOMA Half Marathon and 10K in a warm day in Annapolis.
Among the various age group winners was Mary Rhode of Davidsonville in the 60-64 female group who finished with a winning time of  2:09:48.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Margaret Matters Passes Away

    MARGARET (PEGGY) CLEMMER MATTERS, 85, of Davidsonville and  formerly of Glen Burnie Park, passed away June 1, 2013 in Columbia, MD quietly after a long illness.
    Friends may attend the family viewing at Singleton Funeral Home of Glen Burnie on Crain Highway, June 6 at 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM. Funeral service will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church 826 West Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD on June 7th at I PM. Burial will follow at Lakemont Cemetery Davidsonville, MD alongside her husband and best friend Harold Paul Matters Jr. who predeceased her.      
    Peggy was born in Washington, DC to George and Eunice Clemmer on March, 11, 1928.
    She is preceded in death by one brother Leonard Rubel Clemmer.
    She attended McKinley Technical High School of Washington, DC and graduated in 1947. After graduation, she attended the Washington School for Secretaries and worked until 1954 with the Department of Labor before resigning to raise her family. She later returned to work in the 1970's for the Anne Arundel County Department of Education.
    Peggy is survived by five children and spouses: Stephen R. & Peggy Matters of Severna Park, James R. & Aida Matters of Ridgley, John H. & Lourdes Matters of Memphis Tennessee, Thomas W. & Bryony Matters of Fairfax Va. and Margaret M. & David Love of Severna Park, her youngest child Anne M. Thompson preceded her in October, 1991. Anne had one son Trevor Thompson.She also leaves behind nine grandchildren Nicole O'Rourke, Stephen Matters Jr, Justin and Ashley Matters, Elizabeth and Nicholas Love, Trevor Thompson, Regina Dizon and Lindsey Alcoser-Matters; four great grandchildren Nicholas Jr. and Anthony Love, Bella and Logan Matters.
    She enjoyed spending time with family and friends filled will lots of love and laughter. Mom, words cannot express how much your love and support will be missed. We will all miss you dearly. Thank you for always being there. We all were blessed with such loving and supportive parents. You and Dad are united once again.

Kathleen Rogers, States Attorney Applicant

From The Capital:
A dozen Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judges are expected to choose a new state’s attorney this week after meetings with the candidates in Annapolis.
Administrative Judge Nancy Davis-Loomis, who is leading the search, said a new state’s attorney will likely be named by the end of the week.
One of the candidates is Kathleen Rogers, 52, of Davidsonville, who heads the child abuse and sex offense trial team at the State’s Attorney’s Office.
She told The Capital she has faced tough challenges which the State’s Attorney’s Office has been presented in the last 25 years.
“I have handled death penalty cases, complicated felonies, conducted difficult plea negotiations and demonstrated the courage and wisdom to make the right choices and stand by those choices,” she said. “The state’s attorney is not just a politician, is not just a manager, but truly is a prosecutor.”

Monday, June 3, 2013

Kathleen Rogers, State Attorney Applicant

    Long time States Attorney for Anne Arundel County Frank Weathersbee has announced his retirement effective June 11.   It is up to the sitting judges to name a replacement and nine people have submitted resumes in hopes of being the new States Attorney.
   One of those nine is  Assistant State’s Attorney Kathleen E. Rogers, 52, of Davidsonville, who has been with the office for 26 years.

Katherine Johnson Graduates With BA

Katherine W. Johnson of Davidsonville graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor of Art in political science;

Stephen Watkins Gets His BS

    Stephen Watkins of Davidsonville graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in marine science .  

Jonathan West Graduates With BA

Lucas Jonathan West graduated from Hampden-Sydney College with a Bachelor of Art in government.  Lucas is the son of Ford and Cathy West of Davidsonville. He graduated from  Annapolis Area Christian School.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Alex Watson To Play For Lasalle

    Alex Watson  of Davidsonville  (South River 2013 graduate) brings another offensive option to the Lasalle University Explorers next season. The attacker earned First Team All-County honors as a junior at South River in 2012, in addition to earning Second Team All-County for field hockey.

JoJo Cooper At Cabrini College

    JoJo Cooper of Davidsonville is a junior at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa, and he is on the Cabrini lacrosse team.  His picture and bio are at:

Matt Bucci Plays For Washington College

    Matt Bucci of Davidsonville played lacrosse at Washington College this spring.  His bio and picture can be read at:

Pastrana Finishes 15th At Dover

    Travis Pastrana finished 15th in the Five Hour Energy 200 at Dover Speedway at Dover, DE on Sat.
    In driver interviews after the race,  Travis was one of those interviewed.  He appears at the 2:45 mark of the 4 minute video.