Sunday, January 31, 2016

Elizabeth Duswalt At Bucknell

    Elizabeth Duswalt,  daughter of Jim and Terri Duswalt of Davidsonville is a junior at  Bicknell University and is on their  lacrosse team.  You can read her bio at:

    You can also read about Elizabeth at:

Schuh Wants Funding For Crofton High

    Co, Exec. Schuh has requested that the County Council fund design work for a new high school in Crofton.    See article below for details.
    Because this school would be much closer than South River for many Davidsonville residents,  it is likely that many Davidsonville students would be header there.

Two Injured In 424 Crash

Two women are in critical condition after a Saturday morning crash on Route 424 in Davidsonville, police said. 
Around 9 a.m., a 20-year-old woman heading westbound near Rutland Road swerved over the yellow line "for no obvious reason" and hit another vehicle driving eastbound head on, said Anne Arundel Police spokesman Lt. Ryan Frashure.
"The second driver was trapped but conscious," he said. 
The second driver was an adult female, Frashure said. The 20-year-old was flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, and the second driver was taken to Prince George's Hospital Center, he said. 
A traffic safety team responded to the scene and cleared the roadway by noon, Frashure said.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Anthony Campitelli On Dean's List

    Anthony Philip Campitelli of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Penn State University.

Megan Lynch On Dean's List

    Megan Lynch of Davidsonville was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at St. Mary's College of Maryland

Thursday, January 28, 2016

So. Co. Rotary Receives Governor's Award

         The Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County was recently recognized by the Gov. Larry Hogan's office for the club's continued involvement in community service projects.                 Among the numerous service activities undertaken by the club is the Bountiful Backpack Program, which served as the basis for state recognition.    Each week, during the school year, the club provides non-perishable weekend food supplies to 138 local students, in the free and reduced meal program at school. Club members and community volunteers are actively involved in the shopping, packing and distribution of the supplies.    Sorting and packing takes place on Thursday morning at 9 a.m., at the Carrie Weedon Center in Galesville. Community volunteers interested in assisting are always welcomed.           
          The club meets every Tue. morning for breakfast at the Kilkarney House in Davidsonville.

Jessica Strauss Wins Earhart Award

From the Capital Gazette:
    On December 22, 2015, Annapolis Composite Squadron (ACS) saw another cadet continuing in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Core Value of Excellence, as Cadet Jessica Strauss of Davidsonville earned the prestigious Amelia Earhart Award. The award was presented to her by Lt. Col Christopher Howell, the Maryland Wing Chief of Staff.
    The Amelia Earhart Award marks a cadet's successful completion of Phase Three of the CAP cadet program and is accompanied with a promotion to Cadet Captain. Phase Three is known as the 'Command Phase' where cadets learn how to lead indirectly, as well as assisting junior cadets in pursuing their aerospace studies.
    Earhart Award recipients must pass aerospace and leadership tests, which draw questions from lessons learned through the entirety of their previous CAP career. There is also a difficult physical training test which demands excellence in all areas of fitness. In addition, they must also have acted as staff in one area of their squadron, learning to take new and greater responsibility.
    It is estimated that only five cadets out of one hundred are able to earn this award. It is a tribute to Cadet Strauss's dedication, holding herself to a high level of excellence, that she received this award.
    Cadet Strauss has been an active CAP member for three and a half years. She has held many important positions both within ACS and in the larger CAP setting, from acting as Flight Sergeant and Flight Commander during weekly drill at the squadron to serving as a cadet medic at Tri-Wing Encampment.
    Cadet Strauss lives in Davidsonville and is currently a homeschooled high school sophomore. She plans to attend Anne Arundel Community College, then John Hopkins to study health and medicine. She hopes to serve in the medical field in any capacity that will help change people's lives, especially through the military.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Jamie Lilly at York College

    Jamie Lilly, son ov Victor and Dianne Lilly  of Davidsonville, is a junior majoring in Finance at York College and is on their lacrosse team for 2016.  You can read his bio at:

Mike Clemes Passes Away

      Mike Clemes of Owings, Maryland passed away Wednesday, January 20th at the age of 49.
      He was born in Cape Canaveral, Florida, graduated from South River High School in 1984 and entered the U S Air Force the same year. He proudly served his country for over thirty years until the time of his death, attaining the rank of Senior Master Sargent.
      He is survived by his wife of fifteen years, Karena, two six year old sons Robbie and Sean, brother George III, sister-in-law Katy and nieces Rebecca, Caroline and Ava, parents George and Marilyn Clemes and grandmother Suzanne Montague.
      For more information, go to
      Visitation at Lee Funeral Home in Owings, MD on Wednesday, January 27 from 5-8 pm. Funeral is Thursday, January 28 at 11 am at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Davidsonville, MD. Interment with full military honors at the Crownsville Veterans Cemetery at 1:45 pm on Friday, January 29. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, or Calvert County Hospice.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A 1 1/2 story home on 1.87 acres at 3321 Strawberry Run sold by Bank of New York Mellon to David and Julie Parker for $570,000.

2)    A one story home on .34 Ac. at 3731 Nile Road was sold by Paul Jacob to Christine Kivett for  $390,000.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Snow News

Well, its snowing.  And a lot of it is predicted.

If you know of any weather related news,  be sure to e-mail it to
This can include road closures or openings,   business or church closing and
openings, or accidents.  Pictures would be helpful also.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Green Expo Seeks Exhibitors

Preparations are underway for the Annual Davidsonville Green Expo scheduled for March 12 at Davidsonville Elementary School, 962 West Central Ave. Sponsored by the Davidsonville Area Civic Association (DACA), this annual event brings together businesses and nonprofits to help increase awareness about environmental issues. Admission is free.
DACA seeks exhibitors who offer sustainable choices or information about reducing environmental impact in the Chesapeake Bay area.
Exhibitor registration for businesses is $75 for a space with a six-foot table and two chairs. The exhibitor fee is waived for nonprofits and state or local government organizations.
This year's event will be held in the school's gymnasium and outdoors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information and registration, visit or contact

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Richard Singleton Passes Away

    Richard Allen Singleton, Sr., 72, of Davidsonville, passed away on Sunday, January 17 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore after battling multiple strokes and severe trigeminal neuralgia over the past 18 months.
    Born on October 15, 1943 in Annapolis to the late Edward and Gertrude Singleton, Richard and his family moved to Baltimore after his father's return from the Army. Richard served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1965, receiving several service awards. He retired from Westinghouse/Northrop Grumman as a Configuration Manager after 32 years of dedicated service, where he earned multiple distinguished awards. He was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church in Deale, MD. Serving the Lord was important to Richard and was the foundation of the incredible legacy he built. Richard enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, supporting their various sporting events and working in his garden.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret; his sister, Deborah Hardy; his daughters, Denise Beasley, Dawn Johnson, Peggy Lynn Singleton-Wilson and Nechole Fullmer; his son, Richard Singleton Jr., fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    Family and friends will be received on Thursday, January 21 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 5965 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale, MD 20751 where his funeral service will be held on Friday, January 22 at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens, 900 West Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cedar Grove UMC, in Richard's name. An online guestbook is available at:

First Graders March

From the Capital-Gazette:
      Emulating Dr. Martin Luther King,  Davidsonville first graders marched for their favorite demand -- Recess on early dismissal days--on Dr. King''s birthday.   
      Nancy Woelfel's students waved cardboard and poster signs taped to Popsicle sticks as they shouted "Recess every day. It's the best way."
          Teachers, custodians and students stopped in the hallways and peaked outside of their classrooms, greeted the marching students with thumbs up signs and wide grins. One fourth grade class rushed to the hallway and started chanting with the first graders, pumping their fists into the air.
      Some first graders skipped as they shouted out their cause, holding up signs that read "Doctors say recess is as important as reading + writing" and "Kids need exercise every day."   
      Woelfel said teaching civic responsibility to her students will empower them to affect change in their communities.
    Last week, Woelfel found out her students didn't know why the country celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. When she asked them what they like to change in the school, many of them said they want recess on shorter school days. Woelfel said research showed recess helps students perform academically.   
      Vice Principal Stacy Levery said the school doesn't have recess on early dismissal days to focus on academics. The school has two hour early dismissal every day this week to accommodate high school midterm bus schedules, Levery said.
    She said during those days, students get physical activity through gym class and classroom activities.    Levery said Woelfel's activity taught students to work together, share their opinions and use evidence to advocate for things they believe in.   
      "That's a powerful memorable experience that they'll carry with them for years and years," she said.
    She said school staff will consider the request for recess on short school days. On a regular school day, recess is about 20 minutes.   
      After the march, Woelfel read Martin Luther King Jr.'s story to her students and asked them what they learned from the activity.
      Anna Latour, a first grader in Woelfel's class, said she learned about standing up for herself.
      Woelful asked her class what they would do if they saw pollution or animal abuse.
    The students said they would speak up for other people as well.   
      One student, Sofia Camarena, was excited to see fourth-grade students cheer along with her because it was proof they inspired the older students.
       But things may not immediately change, Woelfel and Levery warned the students.
    "You might be sad, but you won't be discouraged," Woelfel said.   
      "Did Martin Luther King give up?"

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Most Expensive Home

     Presently,  the most expensive home listing in Davidsonville is at 3587 Birdsville Rd. for $1,650,000.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A two story home on 5.61 acres at 609 Churchill Circle sold by Lighthouse Dev. to Cristopher and Teresa Shaw for $1,176,943.

2)  A two story home on 4.83 acres at 203 Emily's Way sold by US. Bank National Assoc. to Matthew and Kathryn Burnham for $600,000.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Matthew Starobin At Academy

Matthew Starobin  of  Davidsonville, Md. is a freshman at the Naval Academy and on their golf team for the 2015-2016 season.  Matthew graduated from  Archbishop Spalding High.

Alexandra Hearn On Dean's List

    Alexandra Hearn of Davidsonville was on the Dean's List for the fall 2015 semester at High Point College.

Macy Yates On Dean's List

Macey Yates of Davidsonville, MD, a senior Biology major at York College of Pennsylvania, has been named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2015 semester

Friday, January 15, 2016

Alex Watson At San Diego State

    Alex Watson,  daughter of  Michelle and Daryl Watson  is a junior at San Diego State U. and plays midfielder on their lacrosse team.  Her bio and the latest info about the team's games can be read at:
    You can also read more about Alex at:

Emma Guarino At U. of Michigan

    Emma Guarino,  daughter of Thomas and Kelly Guarino of Davidsonville is a junior at the U. of Michigan and is on their women's lacrosse team.  She is majoring in history.
    Emma's bio can be read at:
    You can also read about Emma at:

Lionel Whitcombe On St. Vincent's Soccer Team

    Lionel Whitcombe,  the son of  Dave and Beth Gray of Davidsonville is a freshman at St Vincent's College in PA and is on their soccer team.  You can read his bio at:

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Caroline Mullin at Mary Washington

      Caroline Mullin,  the daughter of  Marc and Cheri Mullin  of Davidsonville is a sophomore at the University of Mary Washington and is on their soccer team.  Her bio can be read at:

Virginia Linkenhoker Passes Away

    Virginia Linkenhoker of Davidsonville passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016.. 
    She was the beloved wife of the late Moore Linkenhoker and the late Charles Stanko; loving mother of Cheryl Wojnar and her husband, Stanley, and Gina Perantoni; sister of Rose J. Rhatigan, Norma J. Sellers, the late Arville L. Oliver and the late Pleasant "Wade" Oliver, Jr.; grandmother of Christina Wojnar-Chan; Jennifer Perantoni, Rebecca Wojnar, and Angela Perantoni; great-grandmother of Austin Borden and Natalie Chan.
    Family will receive friends at the family-owned BEALL FUNERAL HOME, 6512 NW Crain Hwy. (Rte. 3 South), Bowie, MD on Sunday, January 17, 2016 from 4 to 7pm. A funeral service will be held at Waugh United Methodist Church, 11453 Long Green Pike, Glen Arm, MD on Monday, January 18, 2016 at 11am, with burial in the church cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made to Waugh United Methodist Church. Please view and sign the family's guestbook at:

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Seth Mackin At UMBC

    Seth Mackin,  son of Catherine and Derrit Mackin  of Davidsonville is a senior majoring in business technology administration at UMBC and plays mid-fielder on their lacrosse team.  His bio can be read at:
    A previous article about Seth is at:

Piano Recital At CCF

    The piano students of Jeannette Muffley played a recital on Dec. 5 at the Chesapeake Christian Fellowship church in Davidsonville.  Jeanette has been playing and teaching piano for 35 years and this was her 29th annual holiday recital with her students.

From left, front row: Leah Bray, Patrick Carey, Luca Mulligan, Louisa Mulligan, Kendall Foland, Brynn McClure, Brooke McClure, Micah Disney, Patrick Mitchell, Jake Besett, Erica Yamaner, Emma Besett, Faith Wallace and Jeannette Muffley. Middle row: Alyssa Slaughter, Laney Bray, Grayson Martien, Cole Stephens, Fiona Murray, Cameron Bray, Elise Lancaster, Glen Mitchell, Quinn Cerino, Marlee Lancaster and Emily Salehi. Back row: Victoria Blunk, Alyssa Gunther, Alexandra Blunk, Rachel Disney, Declan Murray, Ryan Lomax, Cody Bray, Bethany Yamaner and Zac Palmer.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Harry Kalashian IV Now Married

    Harry Kalashian IV, 32, son of Harry Kalashian III of Davidsonville,  was recently married to Kaitlin "Kat" Yent daughter of Kathleen Peddicord and Lief Simon,  who now live in Panama.  Harry is the associate publisher for Live and Invest Overseas.  Kaitlin,  who was born in Baltimore, works as the managing editor of the same company.
    Details of the romance and wedding can be read at:

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include a two story home on .57 acre at 1300 Andglesey Dr. sold by Mun Hyon and Young Hee Kim to Jason and Laura Fayer for $600,000,

New High School Near Crofton

    A new high school in Crofton could be built in the Crofton Park and Cardinal Field area off of Davidsonville Road, according to a study presented Wednesday to the county Board of Education
    The $350,000 study to determine if the school system-owned land could support a high school also showed that some athletic fields and wooded trails would need to be cleared for the project — news that concerned some nearby residents.
    You can read more about it at:

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

John Jones Passes Away

    John Wesley Jones Sr. resident of Davidsonville at the age of eighty-eight, passed away quietly in his sleep December 30, 2015.
    Public Viewing: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 3:30-7pm @ Reese Funeral Home,1922 Forest Dr. Annapolis, Md. 21401. Homegoing Service: Thursday,January 7, 2016 @ Union Memorial Church Davidsonville UMC, 3328 Davidsonville Rd. 21035, Viewing 9-10am Service 10am

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include a two story waterfront home at 2506 Howard Grove Road sold by Anthony and Jennifer Belfiore for $1,100,000.