Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 1.25 acre at 2908 Johnson Dr. sold by Carol Donahue to Travis White and Monica Talcott for $530,000.

2)    A two story home on 1.17 acre at 2543 Arbor Ct sold by Derek Hagen to James and Tolulope O'Brien for $739,000.

Giovanni "John" Lucente Passes Away

      Giovanni Saverio "John" Lucente was born on September 30, 1929. At the age of 86, John joined his Heavenly Father on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center surrounded by family.
      He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Josephine Lucente; his children, Donna (Dave) Surber, Karen (John) Minzer, Lori (Wes Silver), Maria, Frank (Angee) and Lucretia (Mike Rupp) Lucente; his siblings, Frank Lucente, Jr. and Angela Ferguson; 15 grandchildren and their spouses, and one great-grandchild.
      Leaving behind a legacy that spans from his time in the U.S. Army to a career in home building, John spent his life working hard to establish an incredible life for his wife and children. In 1987, John and his devoted wife purchased a farm in Davidsonville, MD. Over the next decade, this farm became the family gathering place and home to many of his children and grandchildren. John leaves behind a bountiful legacy that will live on through the generations.
      Friends are invited to celebrate John's life with his family from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 1 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 2 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to , 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.

Lionel Whitcombe At St. Vincent's

    Lionel Whitcombe of Davidsonville  is a sophomore at St. Vincent's College and is on their soccer team.  His bio can be read at:

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sharon King Passes Away

      Sharon Lee King, a 32-year resident of Davidsonville, MD passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016.
      She was 64. Sharon was born on March 3, 1952 in Washington, DC to the late Lawrence William and Lilly May Palmer. She was the youngest of 6 children who were raised in Baltimore. As a teenager, Sharon moved to Pasadena where she attended Northeast High School. In 1977, Sharon married Glenn King, and they were married for 38 years. Sharon was a stay at home mom who loved camping and traveling with her family. She would often accompany her husband, Glenn, during his many work trips. Her favorite destinations were Ireland and Hawaii. Most recently she enjoyed vacations with her family to the Outer Banks and the Black Hills of South Dakota including Mt. Rushmore.
      Sharon was predeceased by her husband, Glenn. She is survived by her three children, Kevin (Jennifer) King of Glen Burnie, Amanda (Carl) Recktenwald, Jr. of Odenton, and Jessica (Greg) Barnett of Pasadena; two brothers, Lawrence Palmer of Fallston, Robert Palmer of Abington; and 14 grandchildren.
      Friends may call at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD on Wednesday, August 31 from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, on Thursday, September 1 at 11am. Interment to follow at Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church Cemetery.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Herbert Moreland Passes Away

    Herbert Carlin Moreland, 90, a resident of Davidsonville and previously of Lothian, died August 15, at Anne Arundel Medical Center. 
    Herbert was born in Lothian on January 4, 1926, to Herbert and Mary Woodfield Moreland. He attended Southern High School and enlisted in the military at the age of 18. He was a WWII combat veteran, a surveyor with the 292nd Field Artillery Observation Battalion. He served in France and Germany during the war and was among the first group of servicemen to enter the Dachau Nazi Concentration Camp after the liberation. His military service was from March 1944 until May 1946. In 1950, Herbert married Margaret (Peggy) Moreland of Davidsonville, and they made their home in Galesville before building their home in Lothian. He worked for Woodfield's Fish & Oyster Company in Galesville and Arundel Gas Company in Edgewater. Like his military service, Herbert believed strongly in giving back to his community. His many hours of volunteer service included his positions of leadership at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, the Lothian Rurtian Club and the London Town Publik House in Edgewater. 
    In addition to his parents, Herbert was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Moreland; and his sister, Irma Marie. He is survived by his daughter, Denise Toney and husband Eddie, of Davidsonville; his grandson, Josh Norfolk, of Deale; sisters, Norma Wayson, of Davidsonville, and Lorraine Perry, of Tracy's Landing; and brothers, Ronald Moreland, of Vero Beach, FL, and Wayne Moreland, of Marion, VA. 
    A memorial service will be held at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Lothian, on Saturday, September 3. Visitation with the family will be held at 10:00 am, with the memorial service to follow at 11:00 am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 122 Bayard Rd., Lothian, MD 20711.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 1.47 acre at 2402 Pebblebrook Ct. sold by Daniel Collins to  Fernando and Kristy Gomez for $825,000.

2)    A two story home on 3.91 acres at 3300 Belnap Ct. sold by James Nobel to Joseph and Nancy Wuamett for $900,000.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Scott Bunting Passes Away

      Scott Russell Bunting, 47, a resident of Turkey Point Island in Edgewater, MD for eight years and previously of Davidsonville, MD died suddenly on Sunday, August 21 at his home due to heart failure.
      Born in Berlin, MD on August 21, 1969, Scott graduated from the Worcester Country School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Duke University. He owned and operated Bunting Horticultural Sales.
      Scott is survived by his wife of twenty years, Hilary Bunting; his children, Carly (20), Olivia (18), Wyatt (14) and Charlotte Bunting (9) all of Edgewater, MD; his parents, Paula Hastings (Gerald) Bunting and Gerald Timmons (Paula Young) Bunting; his siblings, Tim (Kelly) Bunting, Shawn (Shannon) Bunting and Summer Bunting (Madison) Dyer.
      Friends are invited to celebrate Scott's life on Friday, August 26 from 11am until his funeral service begins at 12 noon at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, 710 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis, MD. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bunting Children's Education Fund, c/o Young and Associates, 124 East Market St., Salisbury, MD 21801.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 1.44 acres at 1036 Mt. Airy Road sold by Christopher Vendemia to David Ammon and Nancy Dixon for $794,000.

2)    A one story home on .98 acres at 694 Appomattox Road sold by Arthur Tayman Trustee to James and Rachel Belt for $520,000.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Holy Family Golf Tournament

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Time: Registration 10:15am; Tee time 11:15 am
Place: Old South Country Club, Lothian, MD
Price: $140/per player*
Mulligans $5 each, maximum of 2 per player
Awards Dinner and Silent Auction after Golf
NEW LAST YEAR! Women handicap: -1 stroke per golfer off
score (max -4)

*Includes green fees, cart, boxed lunch, soda, water, beer, dinner at
Holy Family with soda, water, beer, wine, and silent auction.
Dinner only: $20 adults and $10 for children under 12 right after
golf. Approximately 5:00 pm in the Unity Hall. Tax donation
receipts provided at course upon request.
Registration and payment due on or before Sept. 19th, 2016. 
Make checks payable to Holy Family Church 
with ‘golf” in the memo line.
Mail to: Chris Jedrey, 2705 Bradbury Court, Davidsonville, MD
21035. Please include all golfer names, email & phone numbers.
Chris Jedrey 443-474-8395

Martha Payne (100) Passes Away

    Martha Jane Payne, 100, of Davidsonville passed away at Crofton Care on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
    Martha was one of five children born to the late Robert and Elsie Anderson on April 3, 1916 in Forestville, MD. Martha worked at a bakery in the 30's making wedding cakes, cookies and pies. While working, Jane met her future husband James who was a delivery person to the bakery. Married in October of 1941 Jane and James were together for 68 years before his death in 2010. As a stay at home mom she raised their only child Michael. Jane enjoyed the outdoors and all of natures wonders.     Besides her parents Jane was preceded in death by her husband James Payne. She is survived by her son Michael of Davidsonville; two grandchildren Michael (Suzie) Payne, Jr of Bowie, and Lisa (James) Brown of Crofton; and four great-grandchildren.
    A visitation will be held on Monday, August 22, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD 21037. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 11 am, Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the AAMC Foundation Office, 2001 medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401, or The National Audubon Society.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include a split level home on 2.02 acres at 2538 Rutland Road sold by My Dream Home LLC to Joseph Jamison and Christina Miserandino for $520,000.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Data Base For Homes Sold

A data base of all homes sold in A. A. Co. for 2016 is available at:

Orville Bowen Passes Away

    Though he wasn't  a Davidsonville resident, I think most Davidsonville people knew Orville Bowen because of his store which has provided most of us with farm, garden, and lawn supplies for over 40 years.
    Orville recently passed away at 93.  His obituary can be read at:

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Back Packs & Supplies For Students

    A group of volunteers from Chesapeake Christian Fellowship of Davidsonville, led by Pastors Christian Hipsky and Chuck Sheetenhelm, have participated for 13 years. This year, funds were raised for the purchase of 275 backpacks. A church member funded the purchase of calculators for the first 75 high school students in line.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

George P. Kalas Jr. Passes Away

    George P. Kalas, Jr., "Gee", 68, a 17-year resident of Annapolis and formerly of Upper Marlboro, MD, passed away on August 15, 2016 at his home.
    Born on December 10, 1947 in Washington, DC to the late Jean and George P. Kalas, Sr., Gee graduated from St. Francis Xavier Elementary School and St. John's College High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Villanova University and a Master's Degree in Social Work from the Catholic University of America. Gee began his career as a social worker, then felt the call to help his parents as they opened the George P. Kalas Funeral Home in Oxon Hill in the early 1970s. He completed his academics by obtaining a degree in Mortuary Science at the Catonsville Community College. Gee assumed the presidency of the company upon his father's retirement in 1982. As the company grew, Gee and his brother, Bob, saw an opportunity to expand and together they opened a second funeral home in 1997 in Edgewater, MD. In 2007, Gee was awarded the 2007 Business Partner of the Year Award from the Catholic Business Network of Prince George's County. Gee was a member and former Board of Directors' Vice President of the Old South Country Club and a member of the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association. He enjoyed golfing, traveling, listening to music, weekly Trivia games at Galway Bay, and studying Greek. His passion though was his family, and just spending time with them brought him the greatest joy.
    Gee is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Ellen Kalas; three children, George P. (K.K.) Kalas III of Edgewater, Kristina (Trip) Harrison of Annapolis, and Rachel Kessler of Simi Valley, CA; a sister, Kathy (Joseph) Thibadeau of Dunwoody, GA; brother, Robert (Glynis) Kalas of Annapolis; eight grandchildren, Jack and Burke Harrison, George P. "Gus" IV, Genevieve and Graydon Kalas, and Noah, Reed and Ellie Kessler; many nieces, nephews and other family members, numerous friends and a staff who admired him greatly.
    Friends are invited to celebrate Gee's life with his family on Thursday, August 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, August 19 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of George Kalas, Jr. to the Old South Pink and Blue Memorial Cancer Golf Tournament, payable to the Old South Charitable Trust, c/o Margaret S. Owens, 5932 Little River Road, Lothian MD 20711.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Holy Family Open House

      The Holy Family Catholic Church will host open houses after the 5:00 PM mass on Sat., Aug, 20, and after the 11:00 AM Sunday Mass, Aug. 21.  Wine and cheese will be served for the Sat. open house and coffee and donuts for the Sun. open house.  

Free Movie--Back To The Future

Holy Family Catholic Church will have an Outdoor Movie night on Friday, Aug. 26.  The movie will be Back To The Future and food will be available (hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, candy, etc).  Food available from 7:00 PM and movie starts at 8:30 PM.  You can bring your own food if you prefer.  Bring blanket and chair for seating.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Piano Concert At CCFC

More than 40 students of pianist Jeannette Muffley performed in her school's 30th piano recital at Chesapeake Christian Fellowship Church in Davidsonville on June 4. Students included, from left, back row: Natalia Pereira, 15, Alexandra Blunk, 13, Alyssa Gunther, 14, Caroline Anderson, 15, Rachel Disney, 17, Bethany Yamaner, 13, Cody Bray, 13, Leah Colihan, Fiona Murray, 12, Glen Mitchell, 12, Declan Murray, 13, Hannah Murray, 14, Zac Palmer, 16, Jay Goodman, 15, and Muffley; second row: Patrick Mitchell, 9, Patrick Carey, 9, Brynn McClure, 9, Hannah Morley, 10, Kendall Foland, 9, Cameron Bray, 12, Remy Browne, 10, Elise Lancaster, 9, Taylor Collison, 10, Erica Yamaner, 11, Emily Salehi, 12, Jake Besett, 11, Marlee Lancaster, 12, and Faith Wallace, 15; front row: Brooke McClure, 7, Sloan

On  June 4, more than 40 students of pianist Jeannette Muffley performed in her school's 30th piano recital at Chesapeake Christian Fellowship Church in Davidsonville. The program was started by Muffley in 1998.
To the delight of the audience, Muffley herself kicked off the spring recital, playing "Italian Summer" and "The House of Rising Sun." Her performance was followed by 42 of her students ranging in age from 6 to 67.
For many of the students, Muffley noted that this was their first recital while others, after years of lessons, are more experienced. For example, student Christopher Carnahan, who has been playing piano at the church for many years, performed Debussy's "Claire de Lune" and sang while playing Truce.
Natalia Pereira both performed and sang her original composition, "September," and Brooke McClure also performed her original composition, "Goldengem." Faith Wallace played a complicated piece called "Waking the Muse." Six students performed publicly for the first time.
"All my students worked very hard on the pieces played so beautifully at this recital", said Muffley, who noted that many know their pieces so well they played by memory. "The students are extremely busy with studies and many activities, but they still find the time to practice and to play so they can touch us with the beauty of music. I expect some of them will pursue careers as pianists and/or singers in their future."
Muffley, who gives lessons in Edgewater, draws students from throughout the greater Annapolis area. She began her career in South Korea as a professional singer and pianist and began to teach when she moved to Vallejo, California. In 1995, she moved to Maryland where she continues to teach and perform.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Soccer Committments for Class of 2016

College committments for DAA soccer players.
Class of 2016
  • Julia Heck - University of Delaware
  • Lauren Fisher - Salisbury University
  • Arianna Perry - Millersville University
  • Emily Proctor - Slippery Rock University
  • Parker Morris - Washington College
  • Cayla Marcinko - Washington College
  • Demetra Lambros - Stevenson College
  • Alex Hamel - Stevenson Colleg

AIRBNB In Davidsonville

    There is at least one AIRBNB listing for Davidsonville.

Free State Fly Fishers Sept. 7 Meeting

 Dusty Wissmath to Speak on Fly Fishing The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem 
and to 
Provide Pointers on Fly Casting.
"Dusty Wissmath, will be sharing some of his fishing experiences and providing pointers on casting at the Free State Fly Fishers club house in the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, located at 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road  on September 7, 2016 ( Casting will start at about 6 PM with the presentation entitled “
Fly Fishing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem" beginning  at 7:30 PM.  Dusty is the manager of the newest TCO fly shop located in Boiling Springs, PA, that not only offers an extensive range of fishing equipment and supplies, but instructional and guide services.

 Dusty began fly fishing when he was eight years old. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the International Federation of Fly Fishers, as well as, an IFFF Certified Casting Instructor.  Dusty is also a Simms Guide / Ambassador and a member of Scott Fly Rods, Hatch Reels, ARC Fishing & Hyde Drift Boat Pro Staffs.  In 1973 he began instructing and guiding in Wyoming while working on a degree in Wildlife Biology at the University of Wyoming. After graduate school, Dusty lived in Jackson, Wyoming tying flies commercially and guiding on the Snake, Firehole, Madison and Yellowstone Rivers. Dusty has served as the lead instructor at the L.L. Bean Fly Fishing School in Virginia and still teaches at the Wulff School of Fly Fishing. Dusty writes about fly fishing and is a photographer for a number of fly fishing and outdoors publications.
New to fly fishing or an old hand, don’t miss this great opportunity for learning and having fun. 

Date:  September 7, 2016  Time: 6:00 p.m. For casting pointers and meeting at 7:30 p.m.  Place: Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, Queen Anne Bridge Rd, Davidsonville, MD, behind Ford Hall. Free.  For more information contact Dale Read,   401-864-4257.

Davidsonville Nursery

    The Davidsonville Nursery is an alternative to consider when searching for plantings for the home and yard.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A two story home on 3.98 acres at 2410 Jennieville Dr. sold by Khalil Saliba to Anil and Harjit Sehgal for $885,000.

2)  A 2 1/2 story home on  .9 acre at 930 Malvern Hill Dr.  sold by Robert Gleeson to Christopher and Lilas Manning for $839,000.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

AA Co. Farmers Market

Anne Arundel County Farmers’ Market
Riva Road at Truman Parkway
Saturdays, 7:00 until Noon
Sundays, 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
Tuesdays 7:00 am until 1:00 pm
Thank you for choosing to support your local
farmers and artisans.
Watch us on local television!
Your Farmers Market Today!
Comcast channel 99 and Verizon channel 39
Fridays at 5:30 pm, Wednesdays at 11:30 am
For more information check out the web site at
Belinda Gertz by email at

Karen Wells Passes Away

      Karen Lee Wells, 61, of Churchton, MD went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 30, 2016 after a lengthy illness, which was complicated by diabetes.
      She loved her career in real estate. Helping others, crabbing, and fishing were among her favorite hobbies. She also found enjoyment while serving with the Hospitality Ministry at her church, Chesapeake Christian Fellowship. Her heart was filled with joy from animals, especially her cats throughout the years.
      Karen is survived by her loving husband, Tommy Wells, of 43 years; her mother, Virginia Brady; and siblings, Colleen Schuette, Jimmy and John Brady.
      Visitation will be held on Friday, August 5, 2016 at Chesapeake Christian Fellowship, 377 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035 from 9:30 am until the start of her funeral service at 10:30 am. Burial will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Dorothy Vaughn Passes Away

      Dorothy Marion "Dot" Vaughn, 84, a 40-year resident of Davidsonville and previously of Mitchellville, MD, passed away on July 31, 2016, at her home.
      Born on May 25, 1932, in Hyattsville, MD, to the late George and Dorothy Moore, Dot graduated and married her high school sweetheart in 1950. She went to work for the US Government Accounting Office until her first child was born. She then shifted her focus to raising her children and providing a comfortable and welcoming home for her family and friends. Dot was a member of the Bay Area Community Church in Annapolis. She enjoyed gardening, boating, and water skiing, but her passion was her family. Dot especially loved spending time with her grandchildren around the family pool and at Ocean City.
      In addition to her parents, Dot was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Sowa and Shirley Barger. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Hubert "Red" Vaughn; three children: Geary Vaughn of Edgewater, Richard Vaughn of Annapolis, and Sharon Pickering of Annapolis; five grandchildren: Jason Vaughn, Stacey Gonzalez, Kyle Vaughn, and Kimberly and Scott Pickering.
      All services will be private. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122.