Saturday, October 31, 2015

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

    Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on .9 acre at 3449 Blandford Way was sold by James Lacey Jr. to Terry Kastaner for $750,000.

2)    A one story home with no basement on 1.0 acre at 1287 Lavall was sold by Fed. Nat. Mtg. Assn. to 4D Realty LLC for $307,100

Two Seriously Injured In D'Ville

    Two people were injured in separate accidents last Saturday morning in Davidsonville.  One was near the Rt. 214 and Riva Rd intersection where a 21 year old man was in a single car accident.  He was taken to the PG Hospital Center with serious injuries.  About the same time,  a one car accident occurred near Davidsonville Road and Nucci Way where a 34-year-old driver was trapped inside  his car.  He was taken to Shock Trauma by helicopter with serious injuries.  

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Joshua Olshaw Passes Away

      Joshua "Josh" Robert Olshaw passed away Sunday, October 25, from injuries suffered in a car accident.
      Josh was born November 24, 1997 in Wilmington, NC and has been a resident of Davidsonville since 2000 attending local public schools throughout his life. Josh loved to be physically active playing football, basketball and lacrosse in his youth. He loved to be out socializing with friends and eating at Chick-fil-a. He was a personable young man who knew how to talk to anyone and make them feel comfortable. Like all teenagers, he lived by social media and his iPhone. Josh was on the lacrosse team at South River High School where they won the 2014 Maryland State Lacrosse Championship. He graduated from South River in 2015. In his high school years, he also played T2 club lacrosse (I addition to SRHS) travelling and playing in summer tournaments. This fall he began his college career at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA where he was a member of the Lacrosse team. He loved the New England Patriots inheriting his passion from his father and his Massachusetts roots. Special memories included attending Patriots training camp one summer where he got Jerod Mayo's autograph. He attended multiple games both locally and at Gillette Stadium. He was a regular attender at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Davidsonville where he participated in their youth group and in many mission oriented activities including two trips to an orphanage in Acapulco,  Mexico.
      He is survived by his parents Bob and Debi Olshaw; Abbie, his sister; his grandparents, George and Jean Shiflett of Edgewater, MD; his Aunt and Uncle, Coni and Bob Giannini and their daughters, Neva, Tessa and Mara. Preceding him in death was his paternal grandparents, Robert and Isabel Olshaw.
      Visitation and services will be at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Davidsonville (4012 Birdsvile Road). Visitation is Friday, October 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The service will be Saturday, October 31 at 10:30 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to Grace EP Church of Davidsonville (4012 Birdsvlile Road). Donations will be used to benefit local community sports programs in honor of Josh's love of sports. "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." Jackie Robinson This quote reflects Josh's legacy to all whose lives he touched. The essence of Josh is expressed in his twitter handle, "The swaggiest of them all! BCLAX #35." Online condolences may be left for the family at

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Monna Heuer Passes Away

MONNA JANE HEUER 69 of Wilmington, formerly of Davidsonville, MD passed away Oct. 26, 2015 at her home. Services will be private. Atlantic Cremation Service

Patrick Wallace Passes Away

    Patrick Michael Wallace of Edgewater was born on December 2, 1962 and passed away on Monday, October 26, 2015.
    Friends are invited to celebrate Patrick's life from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm on Thursday October 29 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home 2973 Solomons Island Rd. Edgewater MD. Funeral service will be held at 1pm on Friday October 30 at Chesapeake Christian Fellowship 377 W. Central Ave. Davidsonville MD. Interment will be private.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Robert Olshaw Dies In Accident

From the Capital-Gazette
        A car accident in Davidsonville Sunday morning resulted in the death of a 17-year-old boy. 
        County police officers responded to Blandford Way around 2:20 a.m. Sunday morning for reports of a motor vehicle accident.
    An investigation revealed a Honda Ridgeline, driven by 17-year-old Joshua Robert Olshaw of Davidsonville, was traveling southbound on Blandford Way when the vehicle failed to adhere to a right curve in the roadway.    The vehicle struck a tree and stopped in the northbound lane of Blandford Way.      
         Police said Olshaw failed to remain in a single lane and negotiate the curve in the roadway. They also cited speed and alcohol as factors in the crash.
        Olshaw was transported to shock trauma by helicopter and died from injuries succumbed in the accident at 11:26 a.m.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Jacklyn Skarr Helps Ederly

    Jacklyn "Jackie" Skarr, 72, a resident of Davidsonville, could be spending her Tuesday mornings playing with her grandson, planning a lunch with her husband, retiree Robert Skarr, or their two grown children, or visiting her friends.
    Instead the retired registered nurse spends every Tuesday morning in a closetlike, windowless office in the Anne Arundel County's Department of Aging's headquarters on Riva Road.
    There, the past 12 years, she has helped hundreds of people make informed decisions about Medicare, a very complex program.
    The Vermont native moved to this region in 1965 to study nursing at the University of Maryland. She earned her diploma and degree before plunging into caring for others. During the final 20 years of her career - before she retired in 2003 - Skarr worked with patients in long-term care. One of her responsibilities was understanding and managing the assisted living center's Medicare paperwork to ensure her employer received compensation for the health care services it delivered to elderly patients.

    You can read the complete article at:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Rideout Prize To All Hallows.

    The All Hallows Cemeteries are to receive the 2015 Rideout Prize from the AA Trust for Preservation on Wednesday, October 28th, 4:00pm, at the Brick Church in Harwood.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales include:

1)    A two story home with no basement on 3.17 acres at 1328 Double Gate Rd. sold by Diane Rogler to Grayson and Cynthia Morgan for $599,000.

2)    A two story home on 3.09 acres at 1202 Farmers Lane was sold by Homes Cypress LLC to Jason and Athena Smith for $679,000.

Historic Tree Cut Down

    A large white oak nearly 300 years old had to be removed from in front of the All Hallows Episcopal Church in Harwood.  The tree had a hollow trunk which endangered the church.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Kevin Gibbs Into Hall Of Fame

    Kevin Gibbs of Davidsonville was one of five men inducted into the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday evening.
    Gibbs grew up in Annapolis and was coached by his father in both baseball and basketball with the Rolling Knolls organization. Ed Gibbs would later coach his son at St. John's High, where he became a USA Today and Topps Baseball All-American. Kevin Gibbs, who was an All-Star at every level of minor league baseball and starred for the United States national team, gave special credit to his father for his mentorship and tutelage.
    You can read more about Kevin at:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales include:

1)    A one story home on 2.01 acres at 3466 Godspeed Rd sold by John Dankowski to William and Megan Tumulty for $810,000.

2)    A two story home on 1.02 acres at 2548 Vale Ct.  was sold by Renda Lee Calacino to Peter Kivett and Sarah Czach for $600,000.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Earl Martin Passes Away

    Earl "Sanders" Martin, 90, a 40-year resident of Davidsonville, MD, and previously of Leechburg, PA, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015.
    He was born on December 11, 1924 in Avonmore, PA to the late Alva and Opal Martin. Growing up Earl had many memories of his uncle's farm and playing baseball. Earl served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-46. He then worked for Capital Airlines and Mt. Vernon Research before starting a successful 30-year career in Contract Maintenance at the Goddard Space Flight Center for NASA. He was a faithful member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Bowie, MD, St. Martins Lutheran Church in Annapolis, MD and Annapolis Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was gifted and shared many of his woodwork with family, friends and the churches he was a member at. In retirement Earl and Margaret loved traveling, enjoyed woodworking and creating crafts that he and his wife gave as presents or sold at different markets. He loved flying, gardening, he was a Cub Scout leader, later a Boy Scout leader, and he loved the Redskins and Orioles, and his beloved Pittsburg Pirates. He was often found watching the games on TV and solving crossword puzzles. He also loved leading family devotions at the dinner table and building things.
    Earl is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Margaret Zimmerman Martin; his children, Jeffrey Alan of Denver, CO, Terence Lee (Mary-Angela) of Greensboro, MD, Deborah Gay Martin Irby of Dothan, AL and Sandra Ruth (David) Hemphill of Edgewater, MD. Earl is a proud grandfather of Max, Sam, Luke, Julia, and Jonathan Martin, Matthew and Timothy Hemphill, Matthew Sanders Irby and Emily Vander Ark.
    A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 17 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD from 12pm until his funeral service begins at 1pm. A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 19 at 1pm at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 1030 Pleasant Hill Rd., Leechburg, PA 15656. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Annapolis Lutheran Church, 1203 West St., Ste. F, Annapolis, MD 21401. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Kyle Maxey On Dean's List

   Kyle Maxey, son of Andrea  and James Maxey of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list at Mt. St. Marys College for the spring semester.

Erin Johnson Into Sports Hall Of Fame

Erin Johnson In college
    Erin Johnson of Davidsonville was inducted into the Lynchburg College Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 2015 inductrion class.
    Erin graduated with the Bachelors of Science degree with a major in Biomedical Science. Erin played Women's Soccer for 3 seasons and received the title of All-American Goalkeeper in 2004. Also in 2004, Erin was named ODAC Player of the Year, Scholar Athlete of the Year, and VaSID State Player of the year. The Hornets won the ODAC Title in 2004, and Johnson was named the LC Female Athlete of the Year that spring. Also strong in the classroom, she was named to the 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team. Erin attended graduate school following her LC graduation. 
    Here is an article about Erin being selected as the VaSID Soccer Player Of The Year in 2004.

Stephen Kulick At The Citadel

Stephen Kulick,  son of Gregory and Tammy Kulick of Davidsonville, is on the track team at The Citadel.  He is majoring in electrical engineering.  His bio can be read at:

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Andrew Hearn At Shepard U.

    Andrew Hearn,  the son of John Hearn and Jennifer Fridley, is a freshman on the Shepard University soccer team.    His bio can be read at:

Bradley Beard Runs CC At Loyola

    Bradley Beard,  the son of  Steve and Kathy Beard of Davidsonville, is a junior at Loyola U. and is on their cross country team.  You can read his bio at:

Bradley Beard on Dean's List

Bradley Beard of Davidsonville was on the dean's list for the spring semester at Loyola University.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A one story home with no basement on 1.03 acres at 1068 Red Maple Court was sold by the Thomas Shaver Trust to John and Susan Trelease for $625,000.

2)    A one story home with basement on 2.56 acres at 1289 Rossback Rd was sold by Dorothy Mayr to Joel and Caroline Spies for $430,000.

Homestead Fall Festival

       The 31st annual Homestead Gardens Fall Festival continues every weekend through Oct. 25. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays at 743 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville.
      Free activities include hayrides to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkins, a corn maze, the pumpkin express, live music, a barnyard of animals, "extreme" pumpkin carving and other demonstrations, face painting, pony rides and more.

Agricultural Day Oct. 11

    The ninth annual Agricultural Day, postponed from last weekend due to the forecast of heavy rain, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Y Worry Farm, 1501 Rossback Road, Davidsonville. Enjoy music, scarecrow making, pony rides, a corn maze, a pumpkin patch and games.     Free admission. or 410-222-7410.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Cowboy Boots For Wounded Warriors

    While the wounded vets, their families, some of  Bob and Pat Dalton's Davidsonville neighbors and others enjoyed barbecue or took in a football game on television inside the home,  Tom Cartlidge, a Vietnam veteran and custom boot maker, got to work.   
    In the boot business since 1971, Cartlidge began making custom boots in 1995 and began using his skill in another way just two years ago when he decided to give back by crafting custom made cowboy boots for military amputees and other wounded warriors.
    For the complete story and pictures,  go to:

Police Community Relations

The Southern District Police Community Relations Council meeting will be on Oct. 15th at 6:30PM, at the police station at 35 Stepneys Lane. Everyone is invited to attend and learn firsthand about what is new happening in your communities. 

Delegate Seth Howard is slated as the guest speaker
For full details, view this message on the web.

Choisser Import Auto Receives Award

      Davidsonville’s Choisser Import Auto Services recently received an award for excellence for customer service from the Council of Automotive Repair.   
        Choisser specializes in the maintenance and repair of Honda, Acura, Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Robert Choisser, a master auto technician, founded the business in 2006.
        The Council of Automotive Repair is a division of the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Delaware Area Automotive Repair Association. The award was given last month at the organization’s annual convention in Ocean City.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

New Laws For Pet Owners

Pet owners in Anne Arundel County will be required to make sure their cats or dogs don’t go hungry or thirsty, under a new law passed this week by the County Council.
On a 6-1 vote, the council approved animal protection legislation proposed by County Executive Steve Schuh. It requires the owners of animals to make food and water available at all times to prevent dehydration and possible death, especially in extreme conditions.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Marlborough Hunt Races

The Marlborough Hunt Races were run for 36 years on a spectacular course over the natural bowl and rolling meadows of historic Roedown Farm in Davidsonville, Maryland. The first races on this site in 1974 were the realization of the vision of a group of enthusiasts; including John Cory who rode family horses on the steeplechase circuit from North Carolina to Maryland, John and Jeanne Begg the owners of the farm in the 1970s and 31 founders who were primarily members of the Marlborough Hunt.
Over time the crowds swelled to more than 7,000 spectators enjoying the view from hilltop tailgating spots or a race sponsor’s Executive Tent. As many as 120 horses competed in eleven races. There was a great party atmosphere among families and friends feasting on a simple picnic or an elegant tailgate repast.
The tradition continued until 2010 when the late Jeanne Begg’s second husband, Hal Clagett, died at age 93. The farm was sold, and the Marlborough Hunt Races have been on hiatus while the organizing committee looks for a replacement venue. Racing fans, sponsors and local families look forward to the eventual revival of an Anne Arundel County favorite rite of spring — the Marlborough Hunt Races on the first  Sunday in April.  Until then, information about the Marlborough Hunt can be found on their website.

Billy O;Hara At UMBC

    Billy O'hara of Davidsonville is a sophomore on the 2016 roster for the UMBC lacrosse team.             You can read more about him in his bio at:

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Reccent Davidsonville home sales include a two story home on 2.14 acres at 2010 Gresham Lane sold by Kirk Webber to Gregory and Nicole Lokey for $740,000.

Geoffrey Morton On Dean's List

      Geoffrey Morton of Davidsonville was named to the University of Scranton dean's list for the spring semester.  He was a freshman majoring in  counseling and human services  in the university's Panuska College of Professional Studies.

Sarah Roderick On Dean's List

      Sarah Roderick of Davidsonville was on the dean's list for the spring semester at Frostburg State University.

Kyle Maxey On Honor Roll

      Kyle Maxey of Davidsonville was on the Northeast Conference's academic and commissioner's honor rolls for the spring semester.    Kyle plays lacrosse for Mount St. Mary's University. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Paul F. Summers, JR. Passes Away

    Paul Francis Summers, Jr., 89, a resident of Davidsonville since 1968 and previously of Upper Marlboro, died on Tuesday, September 29 at his home of natural causes.
    Born on August 22, 1926 in North Keys, MD to the late Evalina and Paul F. Summers, Sr., Paul graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master's degree. He served in the Army Air Corps during W.W. II and later worked as a home builder, developer and realtor. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville and enjoyed fishing and gardening.
    He is survived by his wife, Mary C. Summers whom he married in 1959; his children, Margaret S. Lopez of Clarksville and Paul F. Summers, III of Annapolis and his grandchildren, John R. and Andrew R. Lopez both of Clarksville and Caroline A. and Paul F. Summers, IV both of Annapolis.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Wednesday, October 7 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD 21035 with a luncheon immediately following in the church hall. Interment will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to support the ministries at Holy Family Catholic Church. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Lights Of Kindness Contest

    The Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County presentthe second annual Lights of Kindness, a magical Christmas tree decorating contesttaking place at Homestead Gardens in DavidsonvilleThursday December through Sunday December 6during regular business hours.
    Visitors are invited to tour the magical Holiday Forest and vote with dollar donations for their favorite decorated tree,representing a local charity.  In the spirit of the season, the goal of this event is not only to raise funds for charitiesbut also acknowledge the efforts of sponsor businessesstriving to make our community a better place.  Sponsor businessesand the charities they support, will be prominently identifiedat the base of each decorated tree, on postersand on the Holiday Forest map.
    Voting proceeds will benefit the charities represented, along with programs supported by the South Anne Arundel County Rotary Foundation including: Bountiful Backpacksthe Dictionary Projectthe Malawi Water ProjectT3 for Haiti educational programsRYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly) and Polio Plus. The community is encouragedto visit the Holiday Forest at Homestead Gardens -- vote -- and enjoy this family oriented event.

Agriculture Education Day

  Postponed due to rainey weather forecast until Oct. 11  

    The Ninth Annual Agriculture Education Day, sponsored by the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. and the Anne Arundel County Farm Bureau, will be held Sunday, Oct. 4,  at Y Worry Farm, 1501 Rossback Road in Davidsonville, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The day is intended to highlight the importance of agriculture in the county by featuring educational and interactive activities for kids and adults.
    Admission is free. The farm's pumpkin patch will be open, and there will be live music, a corn maze, face painting, animals, games and local vendors.    For more information on Y Worry Farm, visit