Saturday, May 30, 2015

Isaphine Johnson To Millersville Elem.

     Isaphine Johnson, assistant principal at Davidsonville Elementary, will be principal at Millersville Elementary the coming school year. 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Michael Heup Carries Torch

       The Maryland State Special Olympian from Davidsonville will carry the torch for the Maryland State Games as the Law Enforcement Torch Run Ambassador on Wednesday as he has done for the last 14 years.
      This year, Michael  Heup added another flame to his torchbearing career. He carried the Special Olympics Flame of Hope -- the torch for the Special Olympics World Games -- through Annapolis last Wednesday as part of the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America.

      For the complete story,  go to the following article:

Katie DePaola Web Site

      Former Davidsonville resident Katie DePaola  has an interesting web site that tells all about her.         There was an article on this website  about a year ago, talking about her eight years of fighting Lyme Disease which had been misdiagnosed.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Robert DePaola Passes Away

      Robert William DePaola, “Bo”, 20, passed away on Saturday, May 23, at his home in Davidsonville, MD      Born on March 22, 1995 in Silver Spring, MD, Bo graduated from South River High School and attended Anne Arundel Community College. He worked as a field marketer with Long Fence and Home.     
      Bo left this earth knowing his mission was complete. The rest of his duties are to be fulfilled in heaven. Bo had a happy-go-lucky attitude, he never took anything too seriously, and an infectious smile that lit up the room. He was a loving sibling, a loving son, grandson, nephew, cousin, friend, boyfriend, a loyal employee, student, and teammate.
      Bo loved video games, his Jeep, music, his friends, especially girls and most of all his family. Bo is survived by his parents, Jill and John DePaola; sister, Katie DePaola; brother, Johnny DePaola; grandparents, Robert “Bob” and Marlene Long, Beatrice and the late William “Reds” DePaola; aunts, Sharon Long, Bobbie Lee (Mike) Ritter and the late Lynne Cronin Luther; uncles, Bill (Sallie), Andy (Janet) and Eddie (Tammy) DePaola, he is also survived by many cousins, relatives and friends.
       Family and friends are invited to celebrate Bo’s life from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm on Friday, May 29, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road in Edgewater.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11am on Saturday, May 30 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave. in Davidsonville. Interment will be Lakemont Memorial Gardens.
      Contributions may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness/ Anne Arundel Co., P.O. Box 309, Arnold, MD 21012 or online at:
      A guestbook is available for signing at:

Griefshare Support Group

      GriefShare, a biblically based grief support group, will be offered for 13 weeks beginning May 27 at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 4012 Birdsville Road in Davidsonville. This support group is designed for those grieving the death of a loved one.
      The registration fee is $10. For registration and more information, contact Jeff Shields at 410-693-0062.

Canine Training Classes

      The Canine Training Association is offering basic dog obedience classes for 10 weeks beginning with an orientation session at 7 p.m. June 9. Classes are available at 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays or 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Orientation and the classes are held at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road.
      The cost is $100 and owners should bring proof of current vaccinations to orientation.
To register or for directions, visit

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Injury Accident On 424 Sunday

One person was critically injured in an early Sunday morning auto accident in Davidsonville. Just before 7:15 a.m. firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the area of Davidsonville Road and Underwood Road for a reported single vehicle accident. Units located an accident with an overturned vehicle and the lone occupant trapped. The 45 year old male occupant, who had critical, life threatening injuries, was extricated in about 10 minutes and then transported by paramedics to a Maryland State Police helicopter for transport to Shock Trauma. (Note:  The intersection mentioned in this article is actually in Gambrills near Crofton)

Injury Accident On 214 Friday

One person was transported to Shock Trauma following a single vehicle accident in Davidsonville late Friday night. Around 10:45 p.m. firefighters and paramedics responded for a single vehicle accident on Central Avenue on the bridge at the County line. A 64 year old male who was the vehicle’s operator and lone occupant was transported with serious but not believed life threatening injuries.

Will Biddle's New Novel

Will Biddle crafts coming-of-age tale following young man leaving his coddling mother to start life of his own

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In Will Biddle’s new novel, “Mama's Boy” (published by Xlibris), readers follow a young man, who was raised by his single, wealthy mother, as he struggles to make it on his own in a strange city far from his home, family and friends. During this life experience, he dates three very different young women and discovers that love means a lot more than just sex.
Will Garlin, the only child of a domineering woman, does what he can to navigate through the difficult world of looking for a spouse. As he relocates from his comfortable home in Baltimore to start a new life, he encounters and dates three resoundingly different women: the beautiful, sexy and seductive Bobby Player; Evelyn Starr, who is as funny, charming and classy as she is manipulative, and Birdie, a coal miner’s daughter, brilliant, sensitive and insecure.
“There is a little of Will Garlin in all of us. His character is flawed, and some of things he does are downright shameful, but we like his honesty, forgive him for his failures, and want him to overcome the obstacles in life because we all face similar problems,” the author explains.
Although entirely fiction, Biddle draws from his personal experience and vivid imagination to create “Mama's Boy,” an entertaining narrative about a young man breaking away from his manipulative single mother and learning to live on his own. In the process he becomes a kind and generous man but not without making some serious mistakes.
“Mama's Boy”
By Will Biddle
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 246 pages | ISBN 9781503548848
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 246 pages | ISBN 9781503548855
E-Book | 246 pages | ISBN 9781503548862
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Will Biddle graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. in 1970. In 1970, he had his first play produced in Washington and Lee’s Troubadour Theater and worked with the late Lee Kahn. He taught school in Roanoke City and other school districts in southwestern Virginia for 13 years. In 1985 he and his family relocated to Davidsonville, Maryland where he worked in quantitative analysis of the residential construction markets and other research in residential construction until his retirement in 1999. Biddle currently lives near Annapolis, Md. with his wife and their pug, George. He is currently restoring a 1951 Buick Estate Wagon.
Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)   A two story home on 1.00 Ac at 2567 Cheval Drive was sold by Robert Sellers to Neil and Emily Tevault for $640,000.

2)  A two story home on 1.02 acre at 1403 Falls Run Ct. was sold by Regis Phelan to Stephen and Laura Anderson for $1,075,000.

Righttime Medical Care Sued

      Two former and one current employee are suing Davidsonville-based Righttime Medical Care, claiming they weren't paid overtime wages and required to perform work "off the clock."
      The case was initially filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore in February, according to online court records. In an amended complaint filed with the court earlier this month, the employees claim that workers at the clinic were regularly required to work over 40 hours a week, receiving only "straight time" pay. The urgent care clinic has about a dozen locations, including in Annapolis, Pasadena and Arundel Mills.
      The complaint names Righttime's Chief Executive Officer Dr. Robert Graw, and Director of Mid-level Services Jon Gonella as either instructing or having approved of the practices. John A. Bourgeois, a Baltimore-based attorney representing Righttime, did not immediately return a call for comment on Friday.

      On May 13, U.S. District Court Judge granted the plaintiff's motion for a 60-day period allowing other plaintiffs to opt into the suit, said attorney Judd Millman of Towson, who represents the employees.
      The parties have until Wednesday to work out an agreement on how best to notify other potential plaintiffs about the suit, he said.
      Millman noted that under the law a plaintiff can only collect up to the past two years of wages from the time they join the suit.

Pro-Ag Bills Signed Into Law

Last week, Governor Hogan, along with President of Senate Mike Miller and Speaker of the House Micheal Busch, signed 350 bills into law. During the 2015 legislative session, the Maryland Farm Bureau advocated for many Pro-Ag bills, 6 of the 350 bills signed into law were bills that MFB supported. These bills ranged from common sense policy to allow ATV access on farms that are separated by a state or county road, and keeping agriculture operations viable to allow seasonal signage for family farms.
A large focus this session was on wildlife management and landowners rights. MFB joined a strong coalition to support the passage of repealing Maryland's strict liability doctrine pertinent to game bird baiting (SB 88). Passage of this bill was verbatim with MFB policy and we would like to thank the Maryland Hunting Coalition, Inc. for helping lead this initiative. To read more about passage of SB 88, click here. 
To view a list of the many bills MFB supported and were signed into law, please see the list below:
    • SB 122 (HB 540) – Expansion of the Farmstead Cheese Program.
    • SB 88 (HB 170) – Changing Maryland law to conform to Federal Law, which states that a person knows or reasonably should know that the area is a baited area in order to be charged with baiting. 
    • SB 844 – Allowing the use of rifles in Southern Frederick County to harvest deer under a deer management permit.  The rifle use is only from October 1 through March 31. 
    • HB 286 - Authorizes the State Highway Administration (SHA) to issue a permit for an outdoor sign along or near a scenic byway in Calvert and St. Mary’s counties if the sign is a directional sign for a facility that sells principally local agriculture or aquaculture products and is within a five-mile radius of the sign.
    • HB 803 - Authorizes a person to plant, grow, harvest, possess, process, sell, or buy industrial hemp in the State.  The law doesn’t go into effect until federal law allows the production of hemp in the US. 
    • HB 812 - Authorizes a local jurisdiction to permit a person to cross a local highway on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) at a right angle for the purpose of accessing a farm or moving from one part of a farm to another part of the same farm.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Strawberry Festival Sat.

    The Davidsonville United Methodist Church, located at 819 W. Central Ave in Davidsonville, MD will have its annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 23rd 11:00 am -2:00 pm.
     Featured items include everything strawberry: pies, shortcakes, beverages, cheesecakes and hopefully fresh picked quarts of berries!
 Music provided by The Chesapeake Pickers.   
     The “Tongues of Fire” BBQ Ministry Team will be selling pulled pork, beef brisket, pulled chicken and pit-cooked chicken with sides. 
The United Methodist Men’s group will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers, fries and sodas. Proceeds benefit the Youth Group ministries, including the Youth Group summer service project in North Carolina. Contact the church office, 410-798-5511 for more information.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sylvia Johnson Passes Away

Sylvia Estella Johnson, 72, of Edgewater, MD, passed away at her residence on May 15, 2015. Born in Renovo, PA to June Graebner of both Mill Hall and Summerson Mountain, PA and the late Alvin “Cy” Graebner, Sylvia graduated from the University of Maryland and pursued post-graduate studies at Loyola University Maryland. She pursued a career in teaching, primarily at the kindergarten level.
A warrior for the Lord, Sylvia was a fervent reader of the Bible and attended Chesapeake Christian Fellowship in Davidsonville. She loved going to the beach and spending time with her children, granddaughter and great-grandchildren.
Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Allan D. “A.D.” Johnson, who died in 1982, sister, June Louise Graebner-Glenn and brother, Dennis “Mac” McEachran.
In addition to her mother, Sylvia is survived by two children, Cynthia Johnson and Grant Allan Johnson, both of Edgewater; one sister, Diana Graebner-McEachran of Edgewater; granddaughter, Ashton Johnson and her partner, Christopher Rogers; two great-grandsons, Christopher and Bradlee Allan; two nieces, D Molleigh Graebner-McEachran and Shelly Fabian; goddaughter, Tamy Julian and many other family members and friends.
Friends are invited to celebrate Sylvia’s life on Monday, May 25, from 1 p.m. until her funeral service begins at 3 p.m. at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road in Edgewater.
A second visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 27, beginning at 1 p.m. and followed by a funeral service at 3 p.m. at the Maxwell Funeral Home, 205 Fifth Street, Renovo, PA.
Interment will be at the North Bend Cemetery in Pennsylvania.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 2.43 acres at 1270 Lavall  was sold by Antishea Connolly-Leven to Ellis Rush for $495,000.

2)    A two story home on 1.13 acre at 3520 Jamestown Rd. was sold by Sevend Thomas to Daniel and Syna Gift for $515,000

Sew-Time Ministry Donates Items

From left, Lynn Williamson, Pat Jones, Pam Hines, Ann Maio, Cindy Beales, Barbara Harmel, Patty Menard and Chris Perkey, members of the handcrafters group, Sew-Time Ministry, from Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, have donated a wealth of blankets, pillow cases and baby hats to the AAMC Auxillary for it's patients.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Ava Grounds Wins Science Fair

      South River High School sophomore Ava Grounds of Davidsonville claimed the grand award Thursday night at the 48th annual Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Fair, and schoolmates Ashlee Brennan and Hannah Hall made it clean sweep of the two awards by taking second with their joint project.   
      Both projects will now be entered in the International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Pittsburgh, Pa., in May. after their successful finish in the late March contest here in this county.
      Ava’s project, “Biosorption of Heavy Metals by E. Coli” focused on the large role metals play in the degradation of aquatic environments. Organisms that take in these metals pass them up the food chain in accumulating amounts that can become dangerous to humans when consuming fish and shellfish.
    In Ava’s study, biosorption – a method of removing heavy metals from aqueous environments – was tested using a strain of E. Coli. The bacteria absorb the heavy metal through metabolic processes and leave the water with less concentrated amounts of metal. After testing three common metals, the study proved that E. Coli K12 could absorb cobalt most efficiently and would help remove the harmful metal in natural environments.   
      The project done by Ashlee and Hannah, “Capsaicinoids as a Pesticide,” investigated the ideal concentration of capsaicinoids – the natural substance that makes chili peppers hot – in a natural pesticide using Habanero peppers.
      More than 300 projects in 17 categories presented by young science stars from across the county in grades 6 through 12 were entered in the fair. Students won awards and prizes worth thousands of dollars from organizations such as Anne Arundel Community College, Johns Hopkins University, Lockheed Martin, Marine Science and Technology, and Northrop Grumman.
      The Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Fair is dedicated to promoting science education and recognizing and rewarding student achievement in science. In addition to the grand award winners, approximately 100 county middle and high school students earned first-place awards at the fair ranging from special awards from community organizations to category awards based on guidelines from Intel ISEF.

New Toll Rates For Bridges, Etc

The following toll reductions and changes are effective July 1, 2015:
    • Eliminate the E-ZPass Maryland monthly $1.50 account fee for Maryland residents.
    • Reduce all Cash, Video, Commuter and Shoppers’ toll rates at the Bay Bridge (US 50/301), including a reduction in the two-axle cash rate from $6 to $4 round trip and in the Commuter rate from $2.10 to $1.40.
    • Increase the E-ZPass Maryland discount from 10% to 37.5% at the Bay Bridge – toll drops from $5.40 to $2.50 round trip.
    • Increase the E-ZPass Maryland discount from 10% to 25% for the Baltimore Harbor (I-895) and Fort McHenry (I-95) tunnels, the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695), the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40) and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95) – toll drops from $7.20 to $6 round trip – and for the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (US 301) – toll drops from $5.40 to $4.50 round trip.
    • Reduce two-axle toll rates on the ICC/MD200 and I-95 ETL for all pricing periods by $.03 per mile. This change reduces a two-axle, peak period trip from I-270/I-370 to US 1 on the ICC from $4.40 to $3.86 (E-ZPass), and a two-axle, peak period trip on the I-95 ETL from $1.75 to $1.54 (E-ZPass). Other ICC and I-95 ETL toll rates also will be reduced based on standard multipliers per axle.
    • Establish a 30% discount at the Hatem Bridge for three- and four-axle vehicles with E-ZPass Maryland – three-axle toll drops from $16 to $11.20, while four-axle toll drops from $24 to $16.80.
    • Increase E-ZPass Maryland supplemental rebate program for vehicles with five or more axles by 5 percentage points per trip level. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

House & Garden Pilgrimage Sat.

    The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage in southern Anne Arundel County, sponsored by the Captain Avery Museum in Shady Side, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
This day of 2015 Pilgrimage focuses on south Anne Arundel County, the last remaining area of large farms in the county. This tour is designed to provide views of many architectural styles, from the 16th to early 20th centuries.
    Eight of the eleven historic sites on the tour are private homes, rarely open to the public. The sites include Captain Avery Museum, Shady Side; Norman's Retreat, West River; Dodon Winery, Davidsonville; Oakwood, Harwood; Christ Church, Owensville; Burrages End and St. James' Parish in Lothian; Marshes Seat, Prout Tenant and Fairhaven Landing in Tracys Landing; and Holly Hill, Friendship.
    Cost of the tour is $35 on day of the event or $30 for advance tickets. Funds received from the tour will be used to address a number of museum enhancements to bring the Captain Avery Museum into the 21st century.
    For tickets, visit

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A split level home on  2.27 acres at 2582 Tarnans Branch Crosing was sold by Robert Schmitz to Fergus and Susan Hughes for $525,000.

2)    A two story home on .94 acre at 2517 Howard Grove Road was sold by Troy Pavlitsa to Thaddeus and Joyce Toal for $850,000.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

New Academy Parents Welome 6/20/15

    The USNA Parents Club of Maryland will once again be hosting a Welcome Aboard Picnic for the newest USNA class, the Class of 2019!     It will be held on Saturday, 20 June 2015 at the home of Dave and Beth Gray in Davidsonville, Maryland. We will start welcoming our families at 12:30 with lunch, and will begin our program at 13:00.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Dorothy Brooke Passes Away

    Dorothy Mae Brooke of Gambrills, MD, passed away on on Thursday, May 7, 2015.
    She wwas the wife of  the late Robert K. Brooke; mother of Robert K. Brooke, Jr., Dorothy A. Green, Alice J. Briggs, Donald E. Brooke, James B. Brooke, Joan M. Allman, David M. Brooke and the late Nancy B. Cummings. Dorothy is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
    Family will receive friends at the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 am, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davidsonville, MD. Interment will follow at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, Maryland.

Sophia Morrissey Passes Away

    Sophia Louise Morrissey, 88, of Davidsonville and formerly of Libertytown, died Friday, May 8, 2015 at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis.   
    Born May 4, 1927 in Douglas, WY, she was the daughter of the late Anton and Sophie Kutina Vitek. 
    She was the wife of John Thomas Morrissey Jr., who predeceased her in 2003. 
    Mrs. Morrissey was a 1945 graduate of Stephen Watts Kearney High School. She became a registrar for Kearney Jr. and Sr. High School, then was employed with Schlumberger Well Service Corp. In 1962 she started with the Dept. of State Foreign Service in Washington, DC and Cairo, Egypt, then became a homemaker. 
    She was active with the Red Cross, as a Girl Scout leader and a voter precinct leader in Dale City, VA. She and her husband retired to Libertytown in 1987, where they enjoyed their business, J. & S. Exotic Birds, raising exotic birds for a number of years.              
    Surviving are two daughters, Janet Lorene Morrissey and Jean Marie Cox and husband, Randy, all of Davidsonville; grandchildren, Christopher Stauffer, Liam and Erin Cox; and sister, Ruby Burks of Douglas. 
    She was predeceased by sisters, Virginia Huber, Frances Gallegos and Dorothy Miller.         There will be no public visitation.     Private graveside services will be held in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Frederick County Hospice, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702 or Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation, 1832 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 420, Washington DC 20009.    Online condolences may be shared at

Friday, May 8, 2015

Dodon, Capital Home of the Week

    At 550 acres, Dodon, with its gently rolling emerald green hills rimmed with woodlands, is one of the largest privately-owned properties in Anne Arundel County. Long a tobacco farm, it transitioned over several generations to growing other crops and raising livestock.
    More recently, it is becoming renowned for its vineyard and winery -- The Vineyards of Dodon. The only grapes used in producing its wines come directly from some of the 27,000 planted vines of the Davidsonville vineyard.
    A short drive on the same property takes a visitor to the nonprofit Dodon equestrian training center. There, retired racehorses are retrained as three-day eventers. These are horses that compete in the equestrian triathlon that includes dressage, cross country and show jumping.
    To see pictures of the home at Dodon,  go to:,0,656129.story

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Rotary Club Meeting May 14

    The Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday,  May 14,  at Killarney House, 584 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. The program will include a presentation by Steve Constants, describing the work of the Olivia Constants Foundation. The foundation was created by the family after Constants' daughter died following a boating accident. The foundation supports many worthwhile causes, including anti-bullying programs at local middle schools. Community members interested in the presentation are invited to attend. For information, visit or call 443-975-8409. 

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A one story home without basement on .35 acre at 1330 West Centreal Avenue sold by Mark Rivera to Cara Cerone for $260,000.

2)    Atwo story home on .92 acre at 900 William Meade Ct. sold by Cristopher Shaw to Brian and Kelly Chesnick for $820,000.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Joseph Aisquith Passes Away

Joseph R. “Cooney” Aisquith, a lifelong resident of Edgewater, passed away on May 2, 2015, at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Born on September 18, 1922 in Birdsville, MD, to the late Peter and Edith Aisquith, Cooney made his living as a tobacco farmer. He was a Baltimore Orioles fan and especially enjoyed hunting and talking with his friends. He was also a 40-year member of the Annapolis Moose Lodge.
Cooney was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Lilly Aisquith, who died in 2014, two brothers and seven sisters. He is survived by his nephews, Percy L. (Mary) Aisquith and Gerald W. Aisquith; his niece, Rose (Andy) Carter as well as many other nieces, nephews and loving friends.
Friends are invited to celebrate Cooney’s life on Thursday, May 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, May 8, from noon until his funeral service begins at 1 p.m. at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. Interment will be at All Hallows Cemetery, 3604 Solomons Island Road in Edgewater.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the AAMC Foundation, 2001 Medical Parkway, Sajak #550, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Leon Leslie Passes Away

Leon “Les” Sperry Leslie, Jr., a 40-year resident of Edgewater, died on Monday, May 4, in Kingston, IL, following a six-month battle with cancer. He was 86.
Born May 25, 1928 in Washington, D.C.. to the late Bernice and Leon S. Leslie, Sr., he graduated from Bladensburg High School and later got his Real Estate Broker’s license. Leon worked for Pepco, Amtrak, AT&T and Leslie Realty. Most of his career was spent surveying and doing real estate. Leon was a longtime member of the N.R.A. and enjoyed hunting and golfing. He will be remembered as a devoted family man who always put his family first.
Leon was the loving husband of the late Ann Wilson Leslie, whom he married on May 14, 1947 and who died on February 10, 2000; father of Stephen W. Leslie of New York, NY, Jeffrey M. Leslie of Halifax, VA, Leon W. Leslie of Kingston, IL, Emma Jane Payne of Lewes, DE and Sandra A. Cruise of Chester, MD; brother of Donald Leslie of Port Charlotte, FL and the late Thomas Leslie; grandfather of Nathan Leslie of Fairfax, VA, Kevin Leslie of Chicago, IL, Sam Leslie of Ellicott City, MD, Daniel, Hannah and Leah Cruise of Chester, MD, Eddie, Emma and LeeAnn Leslie of Kingston, IL, Brigid Wethington of Columbia, MD, Rachel Leslie of Severna Park, MD and Amanda Leslie of Sneads Ferry, NC. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call on Monday, May 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 12, at 10 a.m. at Riva Trace Baptist Church, 475 West Central Ave. in Davidsonville.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Steven Ross To Graduate

     A total of 101 seniors will receive diplomas at St. John's College's 223rd commencement ceremony on Sunday at 10:30 AM on the front lawn of the college.
     The graduating seniors include  Steven Ross of Davidsonville. 

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A split level home on 1.43 acres at 3474 Constellation Drive was sold by the Estate of Frances Wilson to Steven Kucner and Synthia Shilling for $670,000.

2)    A one story home with no basement on .31 acre at 3556 Patuxent River Rd. was sold by Beth Lancy to Michael Malone and Deanna Flara for $281,300.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Doris Hittle Passes Away

    Doris Louise Hittle went to be with Jesus on May 1, 2015. Doris died of congestive heart failure at her home in Davidsonville at 92.
    Doris was preceded in death by her husband of fifty seven years, Quentin Louis Hittle and two sons, Steven Quentin Hittle and Quentin Louis Hittle.  
  Doris is survived by one son, Winterson Hittle of Davidsonville. 
    Doris was born on May 25,1922 to Winterson and Ruth Hardesty of Harwood. After graduating from Annapolis High she married Quentin Hittle of Davidsonville, where they lived on the family tobacco farm. Doris was a wonderful wife and mother. In her spare time Doris enjoyed gardening, going on bus trips with her sister Mary Suit and watching Oriole baseball.
    Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 on Tuesday May 5 at the John M.Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD. Services will be held on Wednesday May 6, 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Bay Area Community Church, 884 Chesterfield Road, Crownsville. Interment will follow in Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake
    Condolences can be left at:

Patrick Spencer In All-American Game

Davidsonville resident Patrick Spencer, a senior at Boys' Latin who has committed to Loyola, was selected to play in the 2015 Under Armour Mens All-America lacrosse game on July 3 at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Nick Mazza Is All-Maryland

    Essex Community College sophomore Nick Mazza, a Davidsonville resident who amassed 37 points in just 12 lacrosse games before suffering a season-ending knee injury, was picked  as a first team All-Maryland JuCo attackman.

Friday, May 1, 2015

DUMC Strawberry Festival

    The Davidsonville United Methodist Church, located at 819 W. Central Ave in Davidsonville, MD will have its annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 23rd 11:00 am -2:00 pm.
     Featured items include everything strawberry: pies, shortcakes, beverages, cheesecakes and hopefully fresh picked quarts of berries!
Music provided by The Chesapeake Pickers.
     There will also be crafters and activities, including a moon bounce and face painting for younger children.
CRAFTERS ARE NEEDED….If you would like to buy space for $15 please leave a message with the church office, 410-798-5511 or call Marilyn Fate at 410-266-8406.
    The “Tongues of Fire” BBQ Ministry Team will be selling pulled pork, beef brisket, pulled chicken and pit-cooked chicken with sides. The United Methodist Men’s group will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers, fries and sodas. Proceeds benefit the Youth Group ministries, including the Youth Group summer service project in North Carolina. Contact the church office, 410-798-5511 for more information.