Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Locally Grown Meat Products.

    If you are interested in purchasing locally grown meats,  you can check out the local farms that offer such products at:

Recent Davidsonville Land Sales

Recent land sales in Davidsonville include:

1)  10 acres at 3361 Patuxent River Road sold for $450,000.

2)   2.45 acres at 2520 Chapman Lane sold for $260,000.

3)  10.05 acres at 903 Governor Bridge Road sold for $277,810.

4)  1.31 acre at 3483 Savannah Drive sold for $265,000.

5)  43.65 acres at parcel 174 on Queen Anne Road sold for $440,000.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Lt. Col. Theodore Huntington Passes Away

      Lt. Col. Theodore Leo Huntington, U.S. Army (Ret.)  of Davidsonville, MD, died on Saturday, July 25, 2015 of Alzheimer's disease following a 13-year illness. 
      Born October 30, 1941 in Manitowoc, WI, he was an Army nurse during the Viet Nam War. Theodore was an incredible artist, painter, photographer, sculptor, ceramicist and writer.
      He was the beloved husband of the late Clarita Jabonillo Huntington, with whom he would have celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary this summer; devoted father of Joe Huntington of Jessup, MD, Jay Huntington of Crownsville, MD, Julie Huntington Vallario of Davidsonville, MD and Jeff Huntington of Annapolis, MD. Also survived by 11 grandchildren.
      Friends may call at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD on Thursday, July 30 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, July 31 at 11 a.m at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville. Memorial donations may be made to: Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation:
      An online guestbook is available at

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Donna Phelps Passes Away

      The family and partner of Donna Marie Law Phelps are extremely saddened to announce her passing on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Anne Arundel Medical Center at the age of 60.
      A resident of Davidsonville, MD for 35 years and previously of Hyattsville, MD, Donna worked as a Paralegal Supervisor for the Department of Justice's Anti-trust Division.
      Donna is survived by her longtime companion, Michael Sokalski; two brothers, Brian and Will Law and their spouses. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
      Services and interment are private.

James Folmar Passes Away

      James Carl Folmar "Jim", age 80, a resident of Davidsonville, MD died on Friday, July 24 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
      Jim is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth I. Folmar; four daughters, Teresa Marshall and Christine Fuller both of Cape Coral, FL, Ruth Burtis of Riva, MD and Jame Reed of Maugansville, MD; a brother, Robert Folmar of Sweet Valley, PA, three grandsons, three granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.
      Family and friends are invited to celebrate Jim's life from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm on Monday, July 27 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD where his funeral service will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, July 28. Interment at Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to , P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101.
      An online guestbook is available at:

Friday, July 24, 2015

Amanda Fuhrmann Graduates

      Amanda Christine Fuhrmann of Davidsonville graduated cum laude from McDaniel College with a BA in enviromental studies.
      See more about Amanda at:

Danielle Piccirilli On Dean's List

    Danielle Piccirilli of Davidsonville was on the dean's list for the spring semester  at Bucknell University.

Amy Moody on Dean's List

      Amy Moody, a senior from Davidsonville majoring in Marine Science, was o the dean's list for the spring semester at Coastal Carolina University

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Oscar Grimes, Davidsonville Farmer

From the Ca:pital-Gazette 

Oscar Grimes in his tobacco field 13 years ago.
           Oscar Grimes, a lifelong Davidsonville farmer remembered for his sense of humor and dedication to his community, his church and agricultural leadership, died July 13 of heart failure. He was 90 years old.      For 88 of those years he lived and worked the farm his father bought in 1926, when the family moved from Sudley.      He grew up working the fields of what was then 107 acres off Birdsville Road. He took on the full responsibility of the farm at age 16, after his father was seriously injured in an accident.      He started off working behind a horse-drawn plow and saw the technology advance from old tractors to now when you don't really have to be in the tractor, with its satellite tracking and computers," son Bill Grimes said.     
      "Working on the farm he had a no-nonsense, let's get the job done attitude but whenever possible he would try to keep things light hearted.
      The younger Grimes, who has taken over farm operations over the last several years, remembers another side.
      What impressed me most was his (way) with people, he was able to make a connection with anyone… making them feel at ease as though they were old friends even though they just met."
       His wife, Jean Grimes, who married Oscar in 1950, said she'll remember, "a guy with a big and kind heart who was interested in people. He loved people."
      She recalled his high school days when he got up and fed cattle and chickens and milked cows, all before he went to school. "He only went half a day and came back to the farm to work at noon. He worked so hard he would fall asleep at the supper table. Of course he was so busy he had no time to get in trouble."
      He will be remembered as a John Deere man. "They got one John Deere, then another, then another," Jean Grimes recalled.
      Later in life he took a serious interest in antique tractors and was an active member of the Anne Arundel County Antique Tractor Club.      The homeplace, Hilldale Farm, was a diversified enterprise: cattle, lambs, pigs, corn, soybeans, produce, and for as long as the market held up — tobacco.     
      Despite the full schedule a farm demands he was active in the community, a member of the Davidsonville Ruritan and a founding member of the Anne Arundel County Fair.
      His agricultural know-how was put to good use as a member of both the county and state Farm Bureau, and served as vice-president of the latter for seven years. But he also served on the Anne Arundel County Soil Conservation Board and was active in 4-H.
       "I don't know how he had time to do it all," his son said.
      He was well respected," said Ray Davis, a cousin. "He worked hard for agriculture in the county and the state. Everybody knew him and liked him."
      Davis' father was Grimes' contemporary and the younger Davis recalled his father, Grimes and other men getting together, involved in the community.
      "When I was young the Grimes and Davis families would gather for picnics on the Fourth of July. He was a good and decent man."
       Martin Zehner, 89, knew Grimes since they were boys. "We went to Davidsonville Elementary together. A three-room schoolhouse, with no running water. Route 214 was a gravel road.
      We were both active in the Farm Bureau over the years," Zehner added. "He had a lot of connections that served the agricultural community well."     
      Jeff Griffith, president of the Anne Arundel Farm Bureau, remembered Grimes as a long-time member of the organization's board, and a contemporary of his father, Earl Griffith.
      "He was involved before I was born," Griffith said. "He was a good man."   
      A life-long member of Davidsonville United Methodist Church, he served in every office but one, Jean Grimes said.
       "There were so many, I can't remember which one he didn't do. His faith was important. He used to say some are close to The Lord because they are so close to the soil, to the creation."
      After standing-room-only services on Saturday he was buried in the church cemetery.
      "And he got one more tractor ride," his wife said. "Members of the antique tractor club did it. Instead of a hearse, he was carried to the cemetery on a trailer hooked up to the of an old John Deere tractor

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Martin Zehner Of Davidsonville

       One of the founders of the Anne Arundel County Farmers' Market off
Truman Parkway, Martin Zehner  of Davidsonville  has been working full time since age 13 on the  110-acre farm his father bought in the 1930s.
      The ups and downs of farm life have taught him to take the good with the bad.
      "You have good times, and it's hard work," Zehner said. "There are bad times too. But the farmer is always looking for good. There is always hope."
      Zehner came of age during the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, and said he learned the value of a fair deal and good citizenship early on.
      For years he has been involved in many civic organizations, from serving as president or on the board of the farmers' market since its inception in 1981, to the Davidsonville Civic Association and Ruritan and the county farm board.
      But the farm has been the center of his life. And he has worked it mostly by himself, with occasional help.
      He's at the market week after week. "He is just amazing," fellow market grower Bill Morris said.

      Come next Saturday, Zehner will be there at the stall he has occupied for over 30 years, with whatever produce his hard work, and the Good Lord, provides.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include a two story home on 3.21 acres at 319 Dodon Rd which was sold by the Jason Perick Trust to Ann Nichols for $800,000

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Oscar Grimes Passes Away

      Oscar Fay Grimes, an 88-year resident of Davidsonville, MD and previously of Sudley, MD died at Anne Arundel Medical Center on Monday, July 13, 2015. He was 90.
      Born August 19, 1924 in Sudley Manor in West River, MD, Oscar attended Davidsonville Elementary School and Annapolis High School. He was a lifetime member of Davidsonville United Methodist Church. Oscar was also an All-star member of the 4H, former Vice President and current member of the Maryland Farm Bureau, the soil conservation board and was active with the Anne Arundel County Antique Tractor Club. He also helped establish the Anne Arundel County Fair and served as the first treasurer.
      Oscar was the beloved husband of Jean since October 1950; devoted father of William Grimes and his wife, Michelle of Davidsonville, MD, Barbara Smith of Albuquerque, NM, Suzanne Grimes of Davidsonville, MD and the late Lisa Grimes; brother of Estelle Hall of Annapolis, MD and the late J. Glover Grimes, Margaret Shepherd and Helen Duckett; grandfather of Joanna Turner and her husband, Glendon, Isaac Atcitty, and John, David, Matthew and Jennilyn Grimes.
      Friends may call at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD on Friday, July 17 from 6 to 8 pm and at Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 W Central Ave, Davidsonville, MD on Saturday, July 18 from 10 am until the time of his funeral service at 11 am. Interment immediately following in the church cemetery.

Little League Team Wins District

      Davidsonville-based South Maryland scored five times in the third inning and held on to defeat  Arbutus Little League, 8-6, to capture the District 4 Championship. With the win, South Maryland advances to the state tournament in Easton.
      Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the third, South Maryland started a big two-out rally. Matt Hawes tripled with the bases loaded to give South Maryland the lead. Johnny Belfiore singled to score Hawes, and Jack Roberts doubled in Belfiore to increase the lead to 5-2      In the fourth, Mekhi McDaniels scored on a wild pitch and winning pitcher Leonard Meade drove in Jake Leftrick to increase the lead to 7-2.
      Jack Roberts tripled — his third hit of the game, — leading off the fifth and scored on a wild pitch. Colin Veres snuffled out a late Arbutus sixth-inning rally, with Danny O'Hagan fielding the final out.
      The winner of the Maryland state tournament will advance to Bristol , Connecticut, for the Little League Eastern Regional, the last step before the World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

World Record In Davidsonville

    Davidsonville has even made it into the British press.  Of course Travis Pastrana is known world-wide and many of his Nitro Circus TV shows have been shot here in Davidsonville over the years..

Monday, July 13, 2015

DUMC Peach Festival Aug. 8

The Davidsonville United Methodist Church, located at 819 W. Central Ave in Davidsonville, MD will have its annual Peach Festival on Saturday, August 8th 11:00-2:00. Proceeds benefit the church’s mission ministries.

The United Methodist Women will be selling their very popular homemade peach pies for $13.00. Please note that tickets are required to purchase a peach pie and there is a limit of one pie/customer. Tickets will be distributed starting at 10:00a.m. on the day of the festival. Other items available for purchase include peach jam, peach cobbler, peach smoothies, and peaches and ice cream, as well as peaches by the bag or basket.

The “Tongues of Fire” BBQ Ministry Team will be serving sandwiches and platters featuring pulled pork and pulled chicken, pit beef and pit chicken, along with bbq beans, slaw, homemade tea and real lemonade. The United Methodist Men will be grilling hot dogs, bratwursts and hamburgers, frying french fries, and offering peach smoothies and beverages for purchase.

Music will be provided by Chesapeake Pickers Noon-2:00 There will also be vendors selling a variety of crafts and goods. If you are interested in renting vendor space please call Marilyn Fate at 410-266-8406. Contact the church office, 410-798-5511 for more information;

Rose Mary Fridrich Passes Away

      Rose Mary DiStefano Fridrich (nee Maggio), 93, of Harwood, MD passed away on July 11, 2015. She was born September 19, 1921 in Annapolis to the late Rosario (Sam) and Rosa Maggio, former owners of La Rosa’s Restaurant in Annapolis. Rose Mary is survived by her daughter, Irene DiStefano (Richard) Statom of Florence, AL; brother, Harry J. (Gerry) Maggio, Sr. of Annapolis; step-children, Fran Fridrich of Harwood, Suzanne Fridrich of Baltimore, Edmund Fridrich of Melbourne, FL and Thomas (Molly) Fridrich of Harwood; three step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
      Rose Mary graduated from St. Mary’s Elementary School in Annapolis, Notre Dame of Maryland High School in 1939 and Annapolis Business College in 1942. She retired from the State of Maryland in 1983 after 35 years of service, working in the Hall of Records, Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Income Tax Division. After she retired, Rose Mary taught crafts at the South County Senior Center in Edgewater.
      She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville and formerly of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Annapolis. She was a Past Treasurer of the Annapolis Chapter of the Order of the Sons of Italy and Past President of Anne Arundel County Business & Professional Women’s Club. In 1991, long before Dancing With the Stars, at the age of 70, Rose Mary performed in amateur Ballroom Dancing Competitions.
      Rose Mary was preceded in death by her husbands, Dominick C. DiStefano and Edmund T. Fridrich; brother, Joseph J. Maggio and sister, Anna H. Gonzalez.
      The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to Rose Cabrales and Marissa and George Padua for the loving care Rose Mary received at Riva Terrace 6 Assisted Living.
      A visitation will be held at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD on Tuesday, July 14 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035 on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Rose Mary’s memory to the Holy Family Catholic Church or to the Mandrin Inpatient Care Center, 3675 Solomons Island Road, Harwood, MD 20776.       To sign or view the guestbook,  go to:

Man Dies In Car Accident

      A 53-year-old man died Sunday morning after his car struck a tree in Davidsonville.
      Craig Watson, of Odenton, was traveling north on Patuxent River Road around 9 a.m. Sunday morning when his car left the roadway and struck a tree, Anne Arundel County police spokesman Lt. Glenn Shanahan said.
       "He had what we believe was a medical emergency behind the wheel," Shanahan said. 
Watson was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center where he died, officials said.
      Family members were notified and told police that he had an "extensive medical history."

Sunday, July 12, 2015

D'ville Little League Advances

      South Maryland (Davidsonville) advanced to Tuesday's championship game of the District 4 all-star tournament in Little League baseball with a come-from-behind, 15-14 win over Laurel Little League.
      Colin Veres scored three times, including the winning run, after doubling home Khi McDaniels with the tie run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
      For the second straight day, Leonard Meade had three hits, including two doubles. Johnnie Belfiore went 3 for 4, scored twice, and stopped a Laurel rally with a spectacular diving catch in center field. Matt Hawes was also 3 for 4 and scored twice.
      South Maryland Little League awaits the winner of Monday's elimination game between Arbutus and Laurel at Bottner Road Field

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A two story home on .9 acre at 3521 Russell Thomas Lane was sold by Michael Poli to Michael and Melissa Bartek for $625,000

2)  A two story home on 1.13 acres at 3410 Blandford Way  was sold by James and Laura  Sita to Matthew Facchina for $1,150,000.

D'ville Little League Wins

      Davidsonville-based South Maryland Little League used three pitchers to limit Arbutus Little League to one hit, as host South Maryland prevailed in the first round of the Maryland District 4 All-Star tournament, 11-1, at the Bottner Road field.
      Jack Donovan got the win and doubled and singled, scoring two runs. Danny O'Hagan scored twice, and Leonard Meade was 3 for 3, also scoring twice.
       South Maryland plays Sunday at noon against Laurel Little League, which defeated South Baltimore Little League, 15-2.
      The winner of this double-elimination tournament for 11 and 12 year olds goes on to the state tournament in Easton, starting July 25, ultimately leading to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
      This is the 16th year for Little League baseball in Davidsonville, which sponsors play for children ages 4-16 in the areas of Davidsonville, Edgewater, Riva, Annapolis and Broadneck.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Park and Ride Progress

   The Park and Ride lot is progressing.

Calvin Friedrich Passes Away

      Calvin "Hawk" George Friedrich, a 35-year resident of Davidsonville, MD and previously of Seabrook, MD died at his home on Monday, July 6, 2015. He was 90.
      Born November 9, 1924 in Cottage City, MD, Calvin graduated from Bladensburg High School, where he was a star basketball player and earned the nickname "Hawkeye" for his prowess on the court. He was employed as a project manager at C&P Telephone Company. Calvin served in the U.S. Army during WWII, fighting in the Italian Campaign. His hobbies included vegetable gardening on a large scale, coin collecting, sports and spending time with his family.
      Calvin was the beloved husband of the late Audrey Louise Friedrich, who died on January 24, 2014; devoted father of Brian K. Friedrich and his wife, Lynn of Edgewater, MD and Sharon F. McKenrick and her husband, S. Eyre McKenrick, Jr. of Annapolis, MD. Also survived by two grandchildren, Erich M. and Dawn M. Friedrich.
      Friends may call at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD on Saturday, July 11 from 12pm until time of his memorial service at 1pm. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens

Howard Fleck Passes Away

      Howard  L. G. Fleck  passed away peacefully on July 2, 2015 after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson's disease.
      He is survived by his wife of 35 years, June Fleck. Also surviving are his daughter, Kathleen Fleck Jimenez, four grandchildren and a great grandson, step-children Susan Shearer Young (Douglas) and three grandchildren, Steven Shearer (Sandra) and two grandchildren and Michael Shearer (Julie) and two grandchildren.
      Howard was a graduate of George Washington University and Penn State University's Executive Management Program. He retired in 1988 from the position of Executive Director of the Navy's AEGIS Shipbuilding Program. He was a charter member of the Senior Executive Service. He continued to do consulting work for the Navy and pursue his many other interests which included a passion for cooking, woodworking, gardening, music, photography and world travel. Prior to attending George Washington University he served from 1952 - 1956 in the U.S. Air Force. He was the Vice Commander of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-1 and a member of the Annapolis Woodworkers Guild until his illness prevented his participation. He served as the first president of the Lake of the Pines Community Association when he moved his family to Davidsonville in 1980.
      A memorial service will be held at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD on Saturday, July 11th at 4 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122. Online guestbook available at 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Chaney Ent. Recognized

Trade publication Aggregates Manager's second annual mine reclamation photo contest received some great entries despite the fact that "fewer operators had projects that would allow them to enter".
This year's winner was Lemon Grove from sand miner RCP Block & Brick, a California-based family company, but the contest also featured this spectacular entry by Chaney Enterprises.
The company reclaimed its Mardi Mine facility in Davidsonville, Maryland as an 18-hole public golf course.
The project was selected as the recipient of the 2004 Maryland Department of the Environment Reclamation Award, as well as the 2004 Interstate Mining Compact Commission national reclamation award for the non-coal category.

This mine is now a spectacular 18-hole golf course

Monday, July 6, 2015

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 2.20 acrees at 3306 Belnap Ct. was sold by Gary Mitchelson to Craig Kronenthal and Sara Gonzales-Rothi for $750,000.

2)    A one and one-half story home on 3.39 acres at 679 Discovery Ct. was sold by Robert Mohler to Brian and Kelly McNew for $835,000.

Robert Doffermyre Passes Away

         Robert Everett Doffermyre, 63, died June 24, 2015 after a tough battle with cancer. He was born on September 12, 1951 in Washington, DC, to Elizabeth and Richard Doffermyre.             He is survived by his mother Elizabeth, his wife of 45 years, Mary Doffermyre, his sister Sharon, his children Bobby, Danny, Natalie, Jamie, and Chrissy, and his 13 grandchildren Marie, Nicholas, Rachel, Maddie, Christian, Josh, Caroline, Cassidy, Will, John, Annaliese, Kate, and Sydney.      
        Robert grew up in Palmer Park and later lived in Seabrook, MD. He graduated from Duvall High School in 1969. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Hayden, and they settled down in Davidsonville and later in Gambrills.      
        Robert served as the owner and CEO of Federal Fire Protection for 40 years. He started Federal Fire Protection from the basement of his home in Davidsonville. Federal Fire Protection became incorporated in June of 1975. He was honest in his business dealings and was greatly respected among his fellow contractors as someone of integrity who honored his word. He had a huge impact on the lives of his employees who later commented that there isn’t one employee he didn’t help in some way. His employees relied on him for advice and he was a great mentor to those who worked with him.      
        Robert was devoted to his community. He served as the Football Commissioner of the Crofton Football program for several years and had a huge impact on the kids he helped coach. He taught them life lessons to be accountable, to work hard, and to believe in themselves. He opened his home as a sponsor to Naval Academy football players and other midshipmen who found a second father in Robert and loved coming to his home.      
        Robert had strong faith in God. He loved going to church as a child and attended several local churches growing up. He became a member of the Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1974. He served faithfully as a youth leader, a Sunday School teacher, and a youth basketball coach and loved teaching and working with the youth of the church. His great faith in Heavenly Father and in his Son Jesus Christ got him through the many challenges which he faced in life including his latest trial with cancer.      
        Robert was a devoted husband and father. He loved his children and worked hard to give them every opportunity in life. He spent countless hours working with his children in sports activities. Having a happy family was his top priority. He sacrificed and worked hard to take care of his family and took his family on many vacations to the beach and on ski trips. He loved going to Ocean City with his family. He was always there for his children to provide a listening ear and wise counsel.      
        Robert loved to play the drums and encouraged his children to get involved with music. He loved sports including skiing, football, basketball, and golf. He loved boating and being on the water. He would often take his children fishing on the Chesapeake bay or just enjoy cruising around the bay. Robert truly loved people. He was the life of the party. He loved good debates and lively conversations. 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

FBI Agent Hooked On Drugs

    How did an FBI agent from Davidsonville get hooked on drugs.  This is his story.

Cub Scout Web Site

    For those parents interested in scouting,  the web page for the Davidsonville cub scout pack is:

Edgar Buchannan Passes Away

      Edgar Allan "Buck" Buchanan, 81 of Waynesboro, VA formerly of Davidsonville, MD passed away July 3, 2015 at Augusta Health from complications following a stroke.
      He was born March 18, 1934 in Washington, D.C. Buck was a veteran and served in the US Army from June 1955 - May 1957. He was with the 11th Airborne Division in Augsburg, Germany. He was a true patriot and loved his country. His interests included reading, especially WWII History, listening to Big Band music, watching the Washington Nationals, and most of all spending time with his family.
      Buck is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dora A. Buchanan, daughter Tracy Buchanan Smith and husband Todd of Staunton, VA, son Terry Allan Buchanan and wife Deanna and three grandchildren, Coulson, Cameron, and Summer Buchanan, all of Sugar Hill, GA. The Buchanan family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the care and empathy from the staff of PCU and Hospice of Shenandoah at Augusta Health.
      A private inurnment service, with Military Honors, at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 215, Fishersville, VA 22939.

Naomi Parker Wins Speech Contest

From the Capital Gazette

Naomi Parker, 18, a recent graduate of Rockbridge Academy in Crownsville, placed fourth in the Rotary District 7620 4-Way Speech Contest held May 9 at the district conference at Hood College in Frederick.

The daughter of David and Lisa Parker, of Davidsonville, Parker won the Annapolis Rotary Club's local contest and then won the semi-regional contest held in Glen Burnie in April before advancing to the district level. She received a scholarship and a certificate

Her speech had to incorporate the Rotary 4-Way Test, a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use in their personal and professional relationships

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Holy Family Pilgrimage To St. Marys City

       St. Mary’s City was founded in 1634 as the capital of the third, permanent English colony in America. Lord Baltimore, a Catholic, intended to create a haven of religious freedom that actually included Catholicism. The first Catholic church in British North America was established here. A brick chapel that was originally built in 1667 was one of the anchors of Maryland’s first capital. The chapel remained open until 1704 when the “experiment” in religious freedom ended and Catholics could no longer worship in public. In the 20th century, archaeologists rediscovered the site and the reconstructed chapel opened in 2009. It is built on the original foundation and every detail has been relentlessly researched. During our pilgrimage, we will visit the chapel and several of the reconstructed buildings that now comprise Historic St. Mary’s City in southern Maryland.
        Meet at the church by 8:30 am, July 18. Bring sunscreen and hats, bag lunch, and coolers with ice, if you can. We will start the tour at 10 am. Park at Farthings Ordinary at the historic site: 4 Old State House Rd, St. Mary’s City. The chapel visit is planned before lunch for those who want a shorter day. The tour will continue until approximately 4 pm when the site closes. Nearby churches offer a 4:30 Mass.  

Holy Family Catholic Church will be able to go inside the chapel even though it is closed to others while an exhibit is being constructed
      Contact Parish Council member Doni Dondero: or 410-798-4790 to sign up. The cost is $5 (Holy Family will pay the remainder of the admission fee).

Richard Burnett Passes Away

      Richard A. Burnett, Sr., 78, of Georgetown, DE passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
      He was a long time resident of Davidsonville, MD. He was a veteran of the United States Army and also a Shop Steward at Giant Food, Inc., belonging to the Teamsters Union #639 for over 20 years.
      After retirement and settling in Georgetown, Delaware, he enjoyed working at Rehoboth Beach parking facility at Deauville Beach, DE. In his spare time he enjoyed walking and riding his bike around the neighborhood and spending time with his family.
      Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 PM Monday July 6, 2015 at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 4111 Pennsylvania Ave, Suitland, MD 20746. Followed by a service starting at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM also at Cedar Hill Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends immediately following the service in the Repast room at Cedar Hill for refreshments.
      He is survived by his loving wife of almost 59 years, Patricia A. Burnett. Four children Richard Burnett Jr and wife Lisa Burnett, Debbie and husband Mitchell Purcell, Judy and husband Donald Jarboe, Stacy and husband Frank Owens, Jr. Nine grandchildren, Carolyn and Robert Purcell, Tiffany and Dustin Reed, Bobby, Jimmy, and Brooke Burnett, Alisha Silliman and Frank Owens III and his daughter, Kamryn Storm. One Great granddaughter Gianna Gough. And great grandchild Purcell on the way!
      In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project Attn: Advance Guard PO Box 758517 Topeaka, KS 66675

Melissa Gonzalez In Peace Corp

From UMDrightnow
        Melissa Gonzalez, a natural resources conservation volunteer, is combining her service with graduate study at UMD through the Peace Corps’ Master’s International program. She credits UMD with helping to prepare her for service in Ecuador, where she works to reduce threats to natural areas and habitats by improving waste management.   
        “It is challenging, but an extremely fun and rewarding experience,” said Gonzalez, 27, a native of Davidsonville, Md. “As an international experience, you improve your fluency in another language, immerse yourself into a new culture, improve your leadership skills, gain project management experience, and make new friends.”

DES Class Of 2015 Video

    Here is a brand new excellent video produced for the DES class of 2015.
    Tell other DES students and parents about this video.

Beautiful Backyard Video

    Some family in Davidsonville has a nice backyard.  This video with no address  shows construction of their pool and garden,  probably for a TV show.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Maria Shields In Pink Magazine

    Here is a a nice undated (probably in 1913) article about Davidsonville runner Maria Shields.

    A previous article about Maria is at:

Maria Shields Wins 10K Race

    Maria Shields of Davidsonville was the winner of the 60-69 Female age group in the Annapolis Strikers Father's Day 10K Run on June 21

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Park and Ride Lot Progress

Here are some recent photos of the Park and Ride lot.  The contractor has been working regularly and much progress has been made in recent weeks.

Amanda Fuhrmann Working For Ram's Head

      Recent McDaniel College graduate Amanda Fuhrmann of Davidsonville, Md., on the left in the above photo, is already taking steps into her post-graduation life. As the Field Marketing Director for Rams Head Live and Pier 6 Pavilion music venues, Amanda uses her liberal arts degree in Environmental Science to manage assignments, coordinate team member responsibilities for concerts and to market the music venues through social media and printed displays.

Ben Priddy Is Kick-Off Specialist

    Ben Priddy of Davidsonville is a kick-off specialist for the Georgetown University football team.   You can read about him at:
You can read his football bio at:

Amber Robertson On Dean's List

     Amber Robertson of Davidsonville is a  Junior in  Engineering Science at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA and was on the dean's list for the fall 2014 semester. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Casey Whetzel Gets BA

      Casey Whetzel of Davidsonville received his BA in psychology from Washington College.

Bonnies Berries U-Pick

    If you like blueberries,  there is a U-Pick blueberry farm just over the PG county line.  You can check the farm out at: