Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Two Injured on MD 214

    Two drivers involved in a two car accident in the 400 block of West Central Ave. in Davidsonville were flown to the U. of MD shock trauma center late Saturday night about 11:05 PM from the grounds of the Riva Trace Baptist Church.   A  33year old woman and a 77 year old man were both trapped in their vehicles for about 15 minutes.    Injuries appeared to be serious,  but no other details were available.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

DUMC To Hold Yard Sale

The Davidsonville United Methodist Church,  will hold its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 3 in the fellowship hall.  All proceeds support the church's social needs and outreach programs

For more information, call 410-798-5511 or visit

Monday, September 28, 2015

Knightongale Farm Pumpkin Patch

The Knightongale Farm has a pumpkin Patch and other fall activities each 
Sat and Sun. starting Oct. 3 and 4.

For more info,  go to:

Philip Madden Passes Away

      Philip Madden,  age 54, of the Davidsonville area, passed away suddenly on Friday, September 18, 2015. Known to most people as "Bushy".
      He was pre-deceased by his mother Cecelia F. Madden and father Philip A. Madden. He is survived by one sister, two brothers, two sisters-in-law, three nephews, one niece, and one great nephew.
      A memorial service will be held at a future date. Relatives and friends will be notified.

David Morrison Passes Away

      David Allen Morrison, a 43-year resident of Davidsonville, MD, died on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. He was 80.
      Born September 28, 1934 in Green City, MO, to the late Alta Leonice Beall and Allen Delos Morrison. David worked for the U.S. Postal Service as an electronics technician. He served in the U.S. Army and was a longtime member of the Sons of the American Legion and the Elks. David enjoyed golf, pool, gardening and home improvement.
      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Clute. David is survived by his wife, Yvonne Morrison, whom he married on April 20, 1957; three sons, Michael of Dickson, TN and Edward and Daniel Morrison, both of Davidsonville, MD; a daughter, Lynn Christian of Palm Springs, FL; two brothers, William Braden of Greenbelt, MD and Donald George of Columbia, MD; two brother-in-laws, Edward and Patrick Moore; five grandchildren, Christopher Christian of Davidsonville, MD, Michael Morrison, Jr. of Dickson, TN, Leah Morrison of Lewes, DE, Marylee Morrison of Arlington, VA and Daniel Morrison of Davidsonville, MD; and two great-grandchildren.       A memorial service will be held at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD on Tuesday, September 29 at 2 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Greater MD Chapter of the  Alzhimers Association, 1850 York Road, Ste. D, Timonium, MD 21093. Online guestbook available at 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Flag Football Registration

 The Davidsonville Athletic Association is holding flag football registration for players in kndergarten through third grade. Games will be played on Friday nights and the cost is $105. Contact Chris Johnson, 410-533-1343 or

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Elizabeth Crowe On Dean's List

       Elizabeth Crowe of Davidsonville was on the dean's list for the spring semester at Wake Forest University.

Caitlin Wissel On Dean's List

    Caitlin Whissel, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Whissel of Davidsonville,  was on the dean's list for the spring semester at Mt. St. Mary's University.

Brooke Eller On Dean's List

    Brooke Eller, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Eller,  was on the dean's list for the spring semester at Mt. St. Marys University.

Matthew Parangot Gets BS

Matthew Parangot of Davidsonville  graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology. Parangot  received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. 

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 2.12 Acre at 3505 Victoria Lane was sold by Joanne Yarbrough to William and Lisa Wilson for $719,000.

2)    A two story home on 1.08 acre at 1306 Lavall Drive was sold by Edwin Heuer to Edward Dunlap and Samir Fadli for $610,000.

Robertson Is Teen Of Week

Emily Robertson of Davidsonville is this week's Teen of the Week
    The Annapolis High IB senior is planning to attend AACC after graduation in spring to become a paramedic.  After that she will be looking at colleges offering a pre-med degree.
    In addition to academics,  she is involved in the school's drama club and tennis team as well as numerous other activities.

Read more about her at:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Nathan Gregg Manages Garden Family Farm

      Former restaurant chef Nathan Gregg now spends his days toiling on a 50-acre Davidsonville farm. Gregg is the full-time manager of the Garden Family Farm, which he manages with Kelly Cook. Rich Garden owns the sustainable farm, which includes goats, cows, birds and hogs.
       For a nice article and photo about Nathan and the farm,  go to:

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Obama Plays At Renditions

President Barack Obama, right, stretches before playing a round of golf at Renditions Golf Club, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 in Davidsonville, Md

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A split foyer home on .43 acre at 1565 Alcova Drive was sold by Kenneth Steinhardt to Kenneth and Shellie Spencer for $348,000.

2)    A one story home with no basement on 3.04 acres at 3501 Williamsburg Road was sold by Michael Baker to Jason Gorham for $400,000.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Justin Stehle On Dean's List

   Justin T. Stehle, a senior majoring in mining engineering in the College of Engineering at Virinia Tech was on the dean's list for the spring semester.

Lois Torrence Passes Away

      Lois Roby Torrence, 81, resident of Heritage Harbor in Annapolis, formerly of Davidsonville, died Saturday September 19, 2015.
      She was born to Jennie C. and Louis J. Roby on July 16, 1934 in Connellsville, PA. Lois graduated from Connellsville High School in 1952 and served in the Air Force in 1952-1956. She met and married her husband of 47 years, Cecil Gray Torrence, Jr. of Washington DC, while she was stationed at the Pentagon. They lived together in Davidsonville for over 40 years before relocating to Heritage Harbor in Annapolis. Lois was active in the Davidsonville Ruritan Club and recently could have been seen enjoying events at The Fleet Reserve Club, American Legion, and the Elks Lodge in Annapolis. She loved travelling; reading, puzzles, big band music, and watching her grandchildren participate in various sporting events.
      Lois is predeceased by her husband Cecil Gray Torrence, Jr., and survived by her children Alyce C. Thomson and her husband David, James G. Torrence and his wife Robin, Suzanne T. Stadig, Samuel O. Torrence and his wife Carole, John D. Torrence, twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, her sister-in-laws Jeanne Roby, Pearl Roby, Dorothy Roby and a large extended family. She was predeceased by her siblings Erma Jean Schultz, Calvin Roby, Roberta Rackley, Louis J. Roby Jr. and Charles "Buck" Roby. Lois will be remembered as a selfless, altruistic wife, mother, and grandmother who always had a smile, even when times were tough. She had a quick wit and a commanding strength.
      Visitation will be at Hardesty's Funeral Home in Annapolis, MD on Tuesday from 4-7pm. Funeral services will be at Hardesty's Funeral Home on Wednesday at 10:00am. Interment to follow at Fort Lincoln Cemetery located at 3401 Bladensburg Road in Brentwood, MD. In lieu of flowers the family requests you please make a donation to a disabled veteran 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Kevin Gibbs in AA Co Hall of Fame

    Baseball and track and field will take center stage during the 25th annual Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame banquet as all five inductees participated in those two sports.
    Dean Albany, Kevin Gibbs and Neal Herrick all made their marks on the diamond while Gerald Johnson and Bruce Reid both excelled at running the oval.
    The Class of 2015 will be enshrined during a ceremony on Oct. 14 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.
    Gibbs was a standout at St. John's High, where he was coached by his father Ed. A first team All-Metro selection by the Washington Post as a junior and senior, Gibbs was drafted by the Boston Red Sox out of high school.
    The Davidsonville resident accepted a scholarship to Old Dominion and became a two-time Division I All-American. The switch-hitting outfielder set a school and Colonial Athletic Association record by compiling a .436 batting average in 1994.
    Gibbs was a sixth-round choice of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1995 MLB Draft and elected to skip his senior season at Old Dominion. He played 10 seasons of professional baseball and was an All-Star at every level, reaching Triple-A on three different occasions.

Nancy Eastwood Passes Away

      Nancy Hayes Eastwood "Mamma", 78, a twenty-three year resident of Shady Side and previously of Riva, died on Thursday, September 17 at her home of natural causes.
      Born in South Boston, VA to the late Walter and Mary Hayes, Nancy graduated magna cum laude from Duke University. She was a registered nurse and was a member of Chesapeake Christian Fellowship and the Red Hat Society. In her spare time, Nancy enjoyed directing church dramas, floral design, coordinating weddings, shopping and being with her family.
      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Dorothy Kay Groves. Nancy is survived by her husband, Craig Joseph Eastwood, whom she married on December 7, 1975; two daughters, Margaret Elizabeth Hyman of Lugoff, SC and Sandra Elizabeth Eastwood of Dundalk, MD; two brothers, Bailey Thomas Walker, Jr. of Falls Church, VA and Edward Raleigh Walker of Colonial Heights, VA; three grandsons, Joshua Ryan Eastwood of Front Royal, VA, Jeston Woodhall and Colby Hyman both of Lugoff, SC and three great-grandchildren, Makay Fields, Jodaci Hensley and Jenavieve Eastwood.
      Friends are invited to celebrate Nancy's life from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, September 22 at Chesapeake Christian Fellowship, 377 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD 21035 where her funeral service will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, September 23. Interment will follow at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville, MD. Contributions may be made to Chesapeake Christian Fellowship.

James Willson Passes Away

      James Ralph Willson, Sr., "Chickie", 91, a resident of Davidsonville, MD for 42 years, died at his home on September 17, 2015.
      Born on July 16, 1924 in Calvert County to the late James Brooke and Edith Victoria Willson, Chickie attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Annapolis. He served as a Shipfitter Third Class with the U.S. Navy Seabees in the South Pacific during World War II. Chickie started Willson's Septic Service in 1960 and also worked as a steamfitter and plumber at the U.S. Naval Academy for 28 years. He enjoyed fishing, crabbing and being with his friends. He was a past Chancellor for the Knights of Pythias and a member of American Legion Post 7.
       Chickie was preceded in death by his first wife, Marion Sullivan Willson and his brother, Leonard R. Willson. He is survived by two sons, James R. Willson, Jr. of Rocky Mount, NC and Herbert R. Willson, Sr. of Davidsonville; three daughters, Shirley Ann Carr of West Virginia, Nancy Lynn Wood of Missouri and Jane Weakley of Virginia; his former wife, Mary Ford Willson; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, Austin Nils Eriksson, Jr.
      Friends are invited to celebrate Chickie's life from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 24 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater where Chickie's funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 25. Interment at Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122.
      An online guestbook is available at

Friday, September 18, 2015

Brumwell Given Probation

      Circuit Court Judge Michele Jaklitsch gave Wayne Brumwell, 53, probation before judgement for his role in the Jan. 7 incident at Brumwell's Flea Market on Mountain Road.
      Brumwell was accused of firing a gun during a confrontation with an 18-year-old Davidsonville man who was caught by the Brumwell family doing "doughnuts" with his truck on the property after-hours. Damage to the property totaled $6,000, according to charging documents.
      Jaklitsch gave Brumwell one year of probation, ordered him to complete 40 hours of community service and to forfeit the gun used during the incident. He also is to have no contact with the man caught on the property that night or other state's witnesses.

Homesterad Gardens Car Show

Rolls Royce and Bentley Car Show at Homestead Gardens
Davidsonville, Maryland
October 24, 2015
Admission $35.00 per Driver with Car
Contact John Beschenbossel, 301-261-4837

Pumpkin Patch To Open Oct. 3

    Mark your calendars.  Agriculture Education Day
 will be at the Y Worry Farm on 
Oct. 4, 10 AM - 6 PM.
    The Pumpkin Patch will open on Oct. 3.

Doepkins Farm Now Selling Flowers

    The Doepkins Farm on 424 just north of Rt. 50is now selling flowers as well as fresh eggs.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Theodore Wilson Passes Away

    Theodore William Wilson of Lanham, MD, passed away on September 13, 2015, 
    Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Thursday, September 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Lakemont Memorial Gardens. 900 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD 21035 on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 11 a.m. Contributions, or condolencesmay be left at.

William Theodore Passes Away

    William Wilson Theodore of Davidsonville passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13.
    Condolences may be left at:

Note by Editor:    This obituary looks a bit suspicious.  The names of this one and the one above are very similar.    But,  they are both on obituary web sites,  so I decided to post both of them.

Joseph Blevins Passes Away

    Joseph E. Blevins, 93, a 45 year resident of Davidsonville, died September 14, 2015 at Anne Arundel Medical Center, this after being in rehab at Genesis Eldercare Spa Creek Center.
    A self-taught businessman, he was a veteran of World War II, serving as a radio operator in the Army Air Force. He was stationed in England and flew 36 missions as a bomber dispatcher. As a member of the 379th Bombardment Group, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. He also received the French Legion of Honor, being named a "Chevalier" for his contribution to the liberation of France during the War. Mr. Blevins was an avid member of the Shriners and . He belonged to the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry and received his 33rd and last degree. He was also a member of the Boumi Yacht Club and the International Association of Shrine Yacht Clubs. He enjoyed gardening, landscaping and time with his family.
    Preceded in death by his beloved wife Elva "Peggy" Blevins, he is survived by his niece, Judith Nave; great nephews Bryan Nave and Christopher Nave and their families; and other nephews and great nephews and nieces in Pennsylvania. His devoted caregiver of seven years, Theresa (Teasa) McClure was by his side the day of his death. His friend of many years, Joe Jonas, stood by his side like a mail man, thru rain, snow, sleet and hail.
     A Celebration of Mr. Blevins's life will be held on Wednesday, September 23 from 2-4 PM at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Avenue, Annapolis. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to the , 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Opposition To Salt Barn On 424

    Just a reminder that people in Davidsonville are opposed to the Proposed SHA Salt Barn.  This is where the barn would be located.    Click to enlarge the picture to read the signs.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales include:

1)    A two story home with no basement on .95 acre at 846 W. Central Ave was sold by Edna Suitt to Robert Bartlett, Jr. for $290,000.

2)    A two story home on 1.31 acre at 3412 Blandford Way was sold by Edward Schilling to Larry and Karen Thomas for $945,000.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Michael Chiaramonte Passes Away

    Michael  Peter Chiaramonte was born on May 17, 1920 and passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2015.
    Michael was a resident of Oxon Hill, Maryland.    A Memorial Mass will be offered at 1 pm on Saturday September 19 at Holy Family Catholic Church 826 W. Central Ave. Davidsonville

Legislators Oppose Salt Barn

    A Week after a crowd packed a meeting to oppose a proposed 10,000-ton salt storage facility in Davidsonville area legislators have asked Gov. Larry Hogan's for help.  County Councilman Jerry Walker, R-Crofton, and Del. Sid Saab, R-Crownsville, sent letters asking Hogan for assistance to find a more suitable location for the State Highway Administration road salt storage barn than the strip of farmland next to the intersection of Route 50 and Davidsonville Road    The intersection has been called the gateway to Davidsonville and Crofton and area residents don't want the facility. More 200 showed up at the meeting Sept. 3 to say so.
    Walker, whose District 7 includes the location, noted in his letter that Hogan makes his home in the same district.
    "Being from Anne Arundel County and a District 7 constituent, I know that you are aware of the citizens' desire to keep development to a minimum and to preserve the rural look and feel of our community," Walker wrote.
    A spokesman for Hogan did not respond to requests for comment.
    The state bought 3.94 acres adjoining the intersection from the Scible family using eminent domain powers more than 50 years ago. It was to be used for a ramp to Route 50, but no ramp was built. The family has continued to farm the land, as permitted under the contract, in the years since.
    In the 1990s SHA wanted to erect a smaller salt dome but the community, led by then Del. Marsha Perry, resisted and won.  Saab referred to that fight in his letter to Hogan.
    "It wasn't right then, and it still isn't right now," he wrote.
Walker suggested the state return the land to the Scible family
     Surplusing this property back to the Scibles will prevent future generations form enduring a similar fight with their state government," Walker wrote.
    "That's excellent," Betsy Scible said. "I can't help but have hope that with political leaders on our side they can solve this issue for all of us."
    The Scible's Y Worry Farm includes a popular pumpkin patch and Christmas tree stand and Scible has said the salt facility would likely kill that business.
    Walker added a personal note in his letter, saying his son Andrew "picks pumpkins there every year.
    "It would certainly be a disappointment to my 8-year-old if I had to tell him there would be no more pumpkin patch."
    The SHA has been looking at other locations all along and recently added the old Crownsville hospital site and its own District 5 headquarters on Defense Highway into the mix.

Ivan Bryant Passes Away

     Ivan Garnett Bryant "Doc", 82, a fifty-five year resident of Edgewater and Davidsonville, died on Friday, September 11 at Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood of natural causes.
     Born in Asbury, WV to the late Oscar and Minnie Bryant, Doc served in the U.S. Army and later worked in Davidsonville with Concrete Structures for 18 years and with Statewide Septic for 32 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 226 in Mayo and in his spare time, enjoyed hunting, NASCAR, bowling and was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Orioles.       In addition to his parents, Doc was preceded in death by his grandson, Paul E. Bryant, Jr. and his step-father, Homer Cox. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Flora Ann Bryant; children, Paul E. (Kim) Bryant of Deale, David A. (Sandy) Bryant and Patricia A. Smith both of Edgewater and Darrin E. (Lisa) Bryant of Annapolis; siblings, James H. Bryant of Davidsonville and Audrey Hiser of Caldwell, WV; grandchildren, Michael, Mathew, Mason and Tiffany Bryant, Glen Smith and Angela L. Felsen, he is also survived by seven great-grandchildren.
      Friends are invited to celebrate Doc's life from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm on Thursday at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD where his funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Friday, September 18. Interment will follow at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122. An online guestbook is available at:

Monday, September 14, 2015

Homes Sold In Davidsonville in 2015