Saturday, August 30, 2014

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recen Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 1.27 acre at 1057 Sugar Maple Drive sold by Annie Mouyal to Troy and Lora-Jene Daniel for $680,000.

2)    A split foyer home at 3716 Queen Anne Bridge Road was sold by John Newton to Ursula Pieper and Gee Gee Lang for $550,000.  The transaction included the house along with lots of 2.43 acres and .22 acre.

Ben Priddy Plays At Georgetown U.

    Ben Priddy from Davidsonville is on the 2014 football roster for Georgetown University.  In 2013  he played in 10 games handling kick-off duties as a freshman... Ben averaged 59.5 yards/kick-off with three touchbacks on 42 kicks.
   Ben's first game was against. Davidson University  and he had a season-high seven kick-offs for 452 yards and one touchback for an average of 64.6  He wes also selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
    You can read more about Ben at:

    You can read Ben's  Georgetown bio at:


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Candice Nice To Attend JMU

Candice Nice of Davidsonville will attend James Madison University this fall.

Abnormal Behavior Car Show

    The 5th annual Adnormal Behavior car show will be at Knightongale Farm in Davidsonville on Sept. 13 from 9:00 AM until noon..
    This is a fundraiser to benefit Kyle Hamrick, who is a huge car enthusiast.   Kyle’s family is uniting with friends to raise money to help him fight against Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
    On May 2, 2014, Kyle was diagnosed with stage 4 Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Since that time Kyle has undergone major back surgery due to the cancer.  He is currently receiving chemotherapy treatment which will continue for the next six months.
    For more info about the car show or Kyle Hamrick,  go to:
    There is also info at:

Foreclosure Sale On Tanglewood Ln.

   The home located at 3700 Tanglewood Lane was recently sold at foreclosure auction for $640,892.

Putts Fore Mutts Golf Tourney

    The sixth annual Bacardi Putts Fore Mutts Golf Tournament is coming to Queenstown Harbor on Sept.15. The Putts Fore Mutts Foundation hosts the tournament, which this year will benefit Rude Ranch Animal Rescue, the Spay Spa & Neuter Nook in Davidsonville and other local animal rescues.
    The cost is $175 for individuals, and includes 18 holes of golf, greens fees, cart, lunch, dinner, goody bag, range balls and complimentary wine, beer, soda and water. Bacardi and Grey Goose will sponsor complimentary specialty bars.
    The putting contest starts at 9 am and the golf itself will have a shotgun start at 11 am. After a great day of golf there will be a silent auction with lots of wonderful prizes.
    For more information on the tournament, to register, or to sponsor a hole, go to

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Connor Cox Plays FB At Dayton

    Connor Cox of Davidsonville is on the roster of the University of Dayton football team for 2014.  He is a freshman majoring in sociology.
    You can also read more about him at:

Nick Allen Plays Football

    Nick Allen of Davidsonville is on the Carnegie-Mellon University football team for 2014.   He is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davisonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 1.14 acres at 723 Intrepid Way sold by Frederick Shanklin, 3rd, to Gary and Sarah Witlen for 620,000.

2)     A two story home on .92 acre at 908 William Meade Ct.  sold by  John Yambor to Thaddeus Brennan for $767,000.

DAA U11 Soccer Team Wins Tourney

    This past weekend, the Davidsonville Athletic Association’s (DAA) Girls U11 Storm team kicked off their season at the LTSC Challenge Cup in Lutherville, MD by winning both their division and the Championship game  in a shootout.
    The newly formed team coached by Dave Ballard includes Delaney Bakal, Anna Ballard,Madison Bove, Alyssa Cowens, Sophia Fionda, Alaina Goodwin, Alex Hagen, Emma Larsen, Adrianna Parker, Natallie Pratta, Riley Reinhart, Caitlyn Rogers, Aislinn Sax andHannah Swaniger.
    The team will compete in the Washington Area Girls Soccer League this fall.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Maureen Thorne Passes Away

    Maureen Elizabeth Thorne, "Marti," 67, a lifelong resident of Edgewater, died of pneumonia on August 21, 2014 at Laurel Regional Hospital.
    Marti was born on September 14, 1946 in Brookline, Massachusetts to the late Guy and Cecilia Clark, and was a graduate of Annapolis Senior High. She worked as an office manager for Davidsonville Family Dentistry, and was an avid gamer, and a very proud grandmother.
    Marti was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse A. Thorne Jr. in 2005, and her son, Jay Thorne earlier this year. She is survived by her son, Jan Thorne of Odenton, one brother; Preston Clark of Mechanicsville, one sister, Jacqueline Clark of New York City, and one grandson, Tiberius Thorne.    
    Friends are invited to Marti's Life Celebration on Thursday, August 28, from 6pm until a memorial service begins at 7pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. Interment private. An online guest book is available at

MACC Opens Doors

From the Capital-Gazette Online:
    For years, 90 to 100 volunteers with the Mid-Atlantic Community Church had been setting up and taking down its operations at the Crofton Middle School. But this past week, the church opened its brand-new 44,000-square-foot facility a little more than a mile down the road.
    "They finally have a home," said Bowie resident Deborah Yardy, an occasional visitor of the church. Yardy was one of an estimated 615 people that came out for MACC's second service and dedication of the new building at 2485 Davidsonville Road. About 420 people came for the first service.
    "It's been a long time coming," said Millersville resident Richard Jackson, who has been coming to MACC services for the past three years. "It's been exciting to get updates about the funding and building process and then to be here now to finally see it in person."
    The Rev. Lew Schrumm, who started the MACC services on Easter 2004, bought the new location's 42 acres of property back in 2005 with the help from the congregation. "The goal was to pay off the property before we started building our new home, which is pretty much what we did," Schrumm said in an interview before the grand opening.
    The new MACC building will offer community and religious services seven days a week, Schrumm said. "Years ago, a lot of community activities were centered on churches. I feel like it hasn't been that way in recent years."
    The new building is sports centered, with a gymnasium serving as the main worship center. Schrumm says the design reflects MACC's focus on fitness ministry, which combines physical fitness with Christian-based spiritual and emotional wellness. "My administrative staff calls it the 'praise-nasium," he joked. Additionally, the MACC building features classrooms and showers for people who come for morning workouts.
    The next phase of expansion will likely include a glass atrium with an educational wing and preschool, Schrumm said. "We also have plans for putting in a commercial kitchen so that we can offer family dinners."
    First-time visitor Karrie Sangster of Millersville said she was impressed with the building's layout. "I think it's awesome they have speakers everywhere except in the quiet room," Sangster said, adding "there's a lot of good energy and excitement in here."
    Learn more about the MACC at

Monday, August 25, 2014

Kenneth Taylor Get BA

    Kenneth Taylor of Davidsonville has graduated from Salisbury U. with a BA in Environmental Studies. 

Cody Gregory Gets BA

    Cody Gregory of Davidsonville has graduated from Salisbury U. with a BA in Political Science.

Lot Foreclosure on Rossback

    A vacant 5.78 acre lot at 1635 Rossback Road in Davidsonville was recently sold at foreclosure auction for $220.000.    The parcel previously sold for $319,000 in 2007 according to the on-line tax  records.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Foreclosure On Gov. Br. Rd.

    The home at 1751 Governor Bridge Road in Davidsonville is scheduled for foreclosure auction on Sept. 3, at 9:00 AM at the courthouse steps.  A deposit of   of $43,000 is required at the time of the auction from the successful bidder.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales include:

1)    A two story home on .92 acres at 932 Malvern Hill Dr was sold by Sami M. Nasr to Francis and Margaret Klein for $830,000.

2)    A one story home without basement on .39 acre at 1571 Alcova Dr. was sold by  Sonya Wood to David and Keith Cleveland for $380,000.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fourth Annual Holy Family Golf Tournament

    The Fourth Annual Holy Family Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Sept 29, at the Old South Country Club.  Dinner will be served at Holy Family after the tournament.  Prizes and a Silent Auction will occur during dinner.   $140 includes green fees, cart, boxed lunch drinks, beer, dinner and the silent auction.  Sign-in at 10 AM and play begins at 11:15.
    Register by Sept. 22 by sending a check payable to Holy Family Church to Chris Jedrey at 2705 Bradbury Ct., Davidsonville, MD 21035. 
    For more info,  contact Chris at or Bill at

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Bus Routes to DC

    The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a restructuring of commuter bus routes that run through Anne Arundel County, splitting two routes running through the county into five and increasing the number of daily one-way trips to Washington, D.C. from 59 to 83.
    The new routes, which start Sept. 2 and make stops at park and rides in Annapolis, Davidsonville and Severna Park, will cost riders the same $4.25 fare riders pay now on Routes 922 and 950 for a one-way trip.
     To see the complete details,  read this article in the Capital:,0,7899867.story

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Car Show At CCFC on Sept. 20

    The Chesapeake Christian Fellowship Church at 377 West Central Ave Davidsonville MD will hold their second annual car show on Sept. 20,  9 to 3 (lot opens at 8 am)   Pre Registration is $12.00 (by September 6, 2014),  but   $15.00  after that day.  
    People's choice for top 100 and  trophy for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.  Vendor spots available for $20.00. Free admission to the public and food will be available.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 1.35 acres at 2415 Pebblebrook Ct. sold by NVR Inc. to Susan and Amos Holiday for $869,755.

2)    A two story home on 1.00 acre at 2506 Doyles Lane sold by John Stamato to Daniel and Natasha Kurek for $865,000.

Adrianna Lucente On Dean's List

    Adrianna Lucente was named to the dean's list at Stevenson University for the 2014 spring semester.

Chisolm Not Guilty Of Assault

    University of Maryland lacrosse player,  Benjamin Chisolm, age 19, of Davidsonville,  has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a woman at the Zac Brown concert at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA.  However,  he was convicted of being drunk in public and was sentenced to a year's probation and 50 hours of community service according to the Fox 5 web site.
    After widespread news reports of the alleged assault, three witnesses came forward and testified that Chisolm did not touch the victim.
    For a complete article,  and also video,  go to:

Davidsonville School Bus Schedules

    The bus schedule for Davidsonville Elementary is at:

    The bus schedule for Central Middle School is at:

    The bus schedule for South River Senior High is at:

Canine Training at DFRC

    The Canine Training Association will hold an orientation session for 10-week dog obedience classes at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road. Classes are available at 7 p.m. Mondays or Tuesdays or 10 a.m. Tuesdays.
    The 10-week class costs $75. Payment and proof of current vaccinations is required at orientation.
For more information or directions, visit

Kukuruga To Build Large Garage

    Mark Kukuruga of 2406 Jennieville Drive has received a permit from A. A. Co. to build a two-story T-shaped garage with an estimated cost of $150,000.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Radio Club Meets At DFRC

The Anne Arundel Radio Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug 21,  at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road. For information, call 410-923-0229 or visit

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

So. Co Preschool 20 Years Old

    The 2013-2014 school year commemorates the 20-year anniversary of the South County Preschool Co-op of Davidsonville's two educators teaching together.
    Barbara Freeman and Ann Collins first met in the classroom on Queen Anne Bridge Road in 1994 and have worked harmoniously side by side ever since. They are naturally gifted with children and genuinely embody the school's philosophy of teaching through play-based ideals.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Joe Ballard Bio

   Retired Lieutenant General Joe Nathan Ballard was the Commanding General of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineer and an entrepreneur.  The son of sharecroppers,  he attended Southern University majoring in Electrical Engineering.    He later got is M. S. degree in engineering management after joining the Corps of Engineers.  After retirement,  he moved to Davidsonville, MD.  
    To read his complete biography,  go to:

Alex Watson at LaSalle

    Former South River lacrosse star Alex Watson was a freshman on the LaSalle lacrosse team this year.  She appeared in 14 games scoring 5 goals and one assist this season.  She saw her first collegiate action in the season opener against LIU Brooklyn (2/17)    She scored first two collegiate goals in a  in at Delaware State (3/19) and added a goal each in final two regular season games, including the 8-7 overtime win at George Washington (4/25) that clinched the team's first A-10 playoff spot since 2010 and a win over George Mason (4/27) that clinched the No. 3 seed in the tournament.
    Alex added a goal in team's A-10 semifinal round loss to Richmond (5/2) where she controlled seven draws, and recorded one ground ball and one caused turnover.
    Her picture and bio are at:

Visual Concepts Photography

    Visual Concepts Photography is located in Davidsonville.  To see pictures and video of their picturesque farm in Davidsonville,  go to the below URL and scroll down a few pages.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Davidsonville Piano Teachers

    Looking for a piano teacher in Davidsonville?  You might start at this web site.

    There are links for other musical instrument and voice teachers on that site.

Dr. Stanford Coleman In Davidsonville

    Dr. Stanford Coleman is a pediatrician in Davidsonville  and is affiliated with Anne Arundel Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 39 years. He is one of 66 doctors at Anne Arundel Medical Center who specialize in Pediatrics.

Salisbury U. Dean's List

    The following Davidsonville students were on the dean's list for the spring semester at the University of Salisbury:  Kara Back, McKenzie Dillon, Rachel Lanza, Michael LaPaglia, Benjamin Schmitz, Rachel Weitman and Zachary Wheeler.

Family Of Deceased Motorcyclist

  The following is a link to an article about the father and his family that was killed in the tragic motorcycle-automobile crash as Gov. Br. Rd on 424 about a week ago,  just days after his son was born. 
   A fund has been started for the family.,0,5385423.story

Thursday, August 7, 2014

DUMC Scholarship Winners

Local Students Awarded Scholarships at Davidsonville United Methodist Church

The following local students were recently awarded scholarships from the Davidsonville United Methodist Church:

Kaileigh Ducharme - Doris Cummins Memorial Scholarship for 2014
Graduated from South River High School, 2014 and will attend the University of South Carolina.

Kennady Moseley - DUMC Methodist Women’s Scholarship for 2014
Graduated from South River High School, 2014 and will attend The Pennsylvania State University.

Nikolas Ostis - William Scrimgeour Memorial Scholarship for 2014
Graduated from South River High School, 2014 and will attend the University of Maryland at College Park.

Chris Seidel - Brandon Weill Foundation Memorial Scholarship for 2014
Graduated from South River High School, 2014 and will attend Syracuse University.

Amanda Sparks - Wood Memorial Scholarship for 2014
Graduated from Millard North High School, 2014 and will attend the University of Maryland at College Park.

Kerin Weber - Oscar Fay Grimes Scholarship for 2014
Graduated from South River High School, 2013 and is currently attending The Pennsylvania State University
L to R: Nikolas Ostis, Kaileigh Ducharme, Chris Seidel, Blair Smith, Bob Wilson, JP Moseley, Dixon Wood, Kerin Weber, Amanda Sparks, Sharon Bence and Kennady Moseley.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Peach Festival This Saturday

The ladies of the Davidsonville United Methodist Church are getting ready for the Peach Festival this weekend.  For photos of them working,  and to read more about the festival,  go to:

Monday, August 4, 2014

Dogsitter Loses Dog In Crownsville

    Jon Walker’s friends were looking forward to watching him reunite with his beloved German shepherd, Zara, when he returns from a year-long Army deployment in Afghanistan later this month.
    But his dog bolted into a patch of woods while playing catch with a dogsitter in Crownsville last week and a non-stop effort to find her has proven fruitless, leaving them suspicious that there might be more to this than meets the eye.
    “Jon is devastated,” says his friend Heather Cappelli, who’s spearheading the effort to find Zara. “I feel so badly for him. He wants to come home and look for her, and he can’t. We’re doing everything in our power to find her before he comes back.”
    Walker, who is from Kent Island, was deployed to Afghanistan about a year ago and left Zara in the care of Ashley Morsberger, a friend who’s from Davidsonville but now lives in South Carolina. On a visit to her parents’ home last Monday, Morsberger took Zara to a field in Crownsville. She said she threw a ball and Zara ran for it and kept going.
“She was sprinting at full speed,” says Morsberger. “There are a lot of deer out there, and maybe she smelled one or saw one.”
    A dog-finding sniffer was brought in late last week and found no trace of Zara.
“They said by then, the scent should have strengthened,” says Sarah Melton, another friend of Walker’s. “But they didn’t find anything. I mean, period. So we’re thinking she might have been stolen or somebody’s keeping her.”
Morsberger said the dog-sniffer also visited her house and didn’t find much.
The friends are offering an unspecified reward for any information that leads to her return. They also plan to contact police today, at Walker’s request. 
    Zara is a 4-year-old brown and white German shepherd with white markings on her chest. She is spayed and microchipped (although the number linked to the chip has been disconnected during Walker’s deployment), and was wearing a pink collar with her name and a phone number embroidered on it in black thread when she was lost. She responds to her name or ZZ and can be timid but generally likes people. She was lost at a patch of woods on St. Stephens Church Road in Crownsville.
    “Jon loves that dog,” says Cappelli. “Ever since he’s been gone, he’s been posting photos of her and talking about how much he misses her and that he can’t wait to get home to her.”
Morsberger says she’s a sweet dog who might have gone to a stranger by the road. 
Melton says the situation is heartbreaking.
    “She’s his baby,” she says. “He takes her everywhere and includes her in everything. He’s a single guy and she’s all he’s got besides his family and us.”
    Anyone who has seen Zara is asked to call 410-215-1809.

Required Vaccinations For 7th Graders

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is providing free vaccination clinics around the County to help all students entering the seventh grade meet the new Maryland State requirements for the 2014-2015 school year. All students will be required to have had one Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis/whooping cough) vaccination and one MCV4 (meningococcal) vaccination upon entering the seventh grade. The vaccinations will be provided to public and private school students whether insured or uninsured. The clinics, held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., will be at the following locations:
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014 – Meade Middle School, 1103 26th Street, Ft. Meade, MD 20755
  • Monday, August 18, 2014 – Lindale Middle School, 415 Andover Road, Linthicum, MD 21090
  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014 – Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014 – Marley Middle School, 10 Davis Court, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
An adult must accompany the student to sign the consent forms.
The new vaccination requirements are in addition to the current school immunization requirements.
For more information about the clinics and school vaccine requirements, call 410-222-4896.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Edgar, Palmer and Pizzi On Dean's List

.    The following students from Davidsonville  were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Delaware:  Christopher Edgar, Gregory Palmer and Danica Pizzi.

DUMC Peach Festival Aug. 9

    The Davidsonville United Methodist Church will be holding their annual Peach Festival on Aug. 9.  For details,  go to:

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Parks and Khoui Publish A Book

    Alison Parks and her grandmother Jackie Khoui  have self-published a book in May titled  "Twilight of Doom,  A Taylor and Alan Adventure."     They write under pseudonyms Jackie Mae and Alison Taylor.
    Kyoui, 54, who lives in Davidsonville,  is no stranger to self-publishing and agreed to help her granddaughter with the project.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Accident Site Cleaned Up (updated)

The NW corner of the intersection of 424 and Gov. Br. Road has been mowed so that vehicles approaching the intersection can better see the southbound traffic on 424.  It is too bad that someone had to die before this was done.

At the time of the accident,  the view was this:

A couple days after the accident,  the view was changed to this:

House To Be Built On Double Gate

     Charu S. Esper has received a permit to build a single-family dwelling with septic and well  at 1360 Double Gate Road in Davidsonville.