Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Carolan Jordan Passes Away

    Carolyn Jordan of Edgewater, MD, formerly of Marion, NC. died on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at age 77
    She was the cherished wife of John Jordan; loving Mother of Sharon and husband, Jack Daniels, John and wife, Christine Jordan, Jennifer and husband, Drew Wall; beloved sister of Joyce and husband, Lewis Stott; dear grandmother of Michael and wife, Sara Jordan, Laurie and husband, Daniel Merian, Dr. Mary Jordan, Jordan Daniels and Colin and Alexa Wall; great-grandmother of Kaiden Merian.

    Friends may call at Gasch's Funeral Home, P.A., 4739 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD on Wednesday, August 23 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Riva Trace Baptist Church, 475 Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD on Thursday, August 24 at 10 a.m. Interment private.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Stephen Madden Passes Away

    Electronic Technician Stephen P. Madden (age 60) Of Gaithersburg, MD, formerly of the Davidsonville/Gambrills area, passed away suddenly at his home Wednesday, August 9, 2017. 
      He was predeceased by his parents, Philip and Cecelia Madden, and one brother Philip C Madden. Survivors include his wife, Phuong; son, James; brother, Jim; sister, Kathleen; in-laws, several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews. 
      Services will be held on Friday, August 25, 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 9240 Damascus Rd., Damascus, MD 20872.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Free State Fly Fishers Meet Sept. 6

Free State Fly Fishers will meet Sept. 6.  
Speaker is John Scarborough on fly fishing around State College, Pa. region. Meeting begins 7:30 p.m. Open to all and no cost. 
Davidsonville Family Rec Center, 
3727 Queen Anne Bridge Road, Davidsonville.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mise En Place Farm

If you want to know what produce the Mise En Place Farm is taking to the Farmer's Market,  check out their Facebook page at:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

DUMC Peach Festival for 2017

From the Capital-Gazette:
It was just after 1 p.m., and hoards of visitors had already poured onto the church grounds for the annual Peach Festival, in search of a peachy keen treat — and there were plenty of options.
Peach pies, peach cheesecake, peach smoothies, peach cobbler and peach jam were some of the offerings at the church's annual peach fest on Saturday. There were also whole peaches, of course.
Hot dogs, burgers and barbecue were also available, but the tasty pale-orange fruit dominated the spotlight at the festival in its honor.
 "People just go crazy about those peach pies," said the Rev. Lisa Bandel, the pastor.
"It's pretty amazing to me. They'll get here an hour early to make sure they get their pie. They get in line and you can get rid of 200 pies in less than an hour."
For Saturday's festivities, church members ordered 95 bushels of peaches from Baugher's Orchards and Farms in Westminster to prepare 277 pies, 437 jars of jam and other sweet treats.

For photos taken at the event,  go to:

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 2.08 acres at 1070 Governors Bridge Rd sold by Richard Cain to Gabriel and An-Marie Gnall for $645.000.

2)  A one story home on .38 acre at 3723 Nile Rd. sold by Jeffrey Spicknall to 3723 Nile LLC  for $250,000.

3)  A two story home o 1.42 acre at 600 Churchill Circle sold by Lighthouse Dev. to Ivan and Kristina Ivoic for $960,000.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tim Desmnd Wins Lengthy Fight

    Tim Desmond of Davidsonville was overcharged at the Annapolis parking lot and was ready for a fight to get the $8 back.  After weeks of phone calls and e-mails,  the retired sheet metal worker with the time available finally prevailed.

Friday, August 11, 2017

DUMC Peach Festival on Sat

The Davidsonville United Methodist Church hosts is popular festival celebrating all things peach on Saturday, Aug 12.  I will  feature peach cheesecake, peach smoothies, peach cobbler and peach jam. There also will be the church's famous peach pies.
Peach festivals began at the church about 30 years ago to raise money for missions, but there is a history of peach orchards in Anne Arundel County. The mission effort continues to day, and men, women and children all contribute to the festival's success.
Hot dogs, burgers and barbecue also will available, but the star of the day will be peaches.
The festival is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 819 West Central Ave. 410-798-5511

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Reception For Hogan At Homestead

• Tuesday, Aug. 29, 6 to 8 p.m. — Reception with Gov. Larry Hogan at Homestead Gardens, 743 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, Md. Individuals, corporations, associations and partnerships may contribute no more than $6,000 to one campaign finance entity during the four-year election cycle (Jan. 1, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2018). Maryland PACs may contribute up to $6,000 during the election cycle, and federal PACs may contribute up to $6,000. The cost is $250 per person for the standard reception, $500 per person for the VIP reception.

Gene Lambert Passes Away

    Gene M. Lambert, 90, Davidsonville passed away on August 7, 2017 at his home. 
    He was born on March 6, 1927 in Port Deposit, Maryland a son of the late Oliver Jerome and Eleanor Campbell Lambert. 
    He is survived by his wife of 68 years I. Ann Lambert, two sons Wayne and Kevin (Josey-Ann) Lambert, grandchildren Jason (Heather) Lambert, Michael Lambert, Kristina Lambert (Lee Burgess), Brittany (Christian) Suszan and Christopher Lambert (Ashley Wheeler). Four great grandchildren, Cooper and Piper Lambert, Braylen Lambert and Mia Suszan. Also surviving is one sister Joan Gilley and predeceased by a brother Gary Lambert
    Mr. Lambert served in the U.S. 
Army. Mr. Lambert retired from the Veteran's Administration as an Administrator; he was an avid hunter and fisherman; carved many artistic canes and created many cartoons for family and friends.     
    A private family service will be held at a later date. Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown, MD was in charge of arrangement

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include: 
1)    A two story home on 4.45 acres at 4016 Birdsville Road was sold by Mark Fuhrman to the U. S. Bank National Association for $512,125.

2)    A one story home on .36 acre at 413 Heitzman Road was sold by Kimberli Richardson to Thomas Detig for $245,000.

Christopher Wright At Holy Family

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Beware Rt 50 Being Repaved.

    Be aware of repaving of Rt. 50 westbound from 424.  It is being done at night,  but may impact traffic until completed.

Four New Eagle Scouts In D'Ville

From the Capital Gazette:

L to R: Colin Tolliver , Jeremy Bone, Alec Pierce and Chris Arnold, 
from Boy Scout Troop 454 in Davidsonville, 

Boy Scouts Troop 454 in Davidsonville achieved a rare feat this year: It had four eligible Scouts earn Eagle rank.
They met the requirements, completed the projects and submitted them to the review board this year. Troop members Chris Arnold, Colin Tolliver, Jeremy Bone andAlec Pierce received their awards at a joint honor court at Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville on June 4.
Alec's project involved making a paddle board rack to accommodate 10 paddle boards for the West River Methodist Church Camp.
"I chose this project because I wanted to give back to my local community and it also was where I went when I was younger," he said. "I learned hard work pays off and benefits others long after you are done."
Alec is attending Salisbury University in pursuit of a business degree.
For his project, Colin organized a cleanup of the Quaker Burying Ground in Galesville and built bluebird houses to place in the cemetery.
"The hardest part was getting it off the ground," Colin said. "We cleaned up litter, washed off the fencing, cleared brush, raked up leaves and put down mulch around trees."
Colin is going to Penn State to study aerospace engineering.
Chris built warm-up pitching mounds at Davidsonville Park where he played Little League baseball for 10 years.
"I knew that they were in poor condition," he said. "I thought it would be good for my project because it was something I was close to and benefited the community."
He is going to Auburn University to study political science with an eye to work in the State Department.
As his project, Jeremy created display cases for the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Lothian.
"I've been going to Jug Bay since I was a child and it's a place I really love," Jeremy said. "I asked them what they needed, and they said informational display cases because they don't always have enough people available to inform visitors of what is there."
Jeremy is headed for West Point and hopes to enter the intelligence field as an Army officer.
Each of the Scouts helped the others with their projects, along with the other troop members, family, friends and volunteers. They agreed the toughest lessons were learning how to delegate responsibilities for the projects, keeping the projects' to-do lists moving and managing the demands of life with family, school and Scouting.
The Eagle Scout designation was founded more than 100 years ago. It is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America.He must plan, develop and lead a service project — the Eagle Project — that demonstrates leadership and a commitment to duty, before his 18th birthday. After all requirements are met, he must complete an Eagle Scout board of review. A merit badge and medal are presented to the successful Eagle Scout at his honor court ceremony.
Since its inception in 1912, only 2.1 percent of eligible Scouts have earned the rank (about 2.5 million young men in total). About 6 percent of eligible Scouts earn the Eagle badge each year.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

John Hiortdahl Passes Away

CHESTERTOWN - John Collin Hiortdahl of Chestertown died Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Erwin Health Care Center in Erwin, Tenn. He was 84.

Born March 17, 1933, in Riverdale, he was the son of the late Axel Hiortdahl and Sarah Campbell Hiortdahl. John Hiortdahl, known as "Jack," graduated a year early from high school and joined the U.S. Air Force, where he spent time in Northern Africa before returning home and pursuing a degree in business. He was a manager at Erco Aircraft, where he met his late wife, Stella Irene Hiortdahl. He became a mechanic of laundry equipment, working his way up to vice president of HOF Service Company, which served the greater Washington, D.C. region.

In the meantime, Jack bought and improved farms in Davidsonville and Lothian, before settling on the Eastern Shore on a farm outside of Chestertown. He loved the 'shore, including fishing and crabbing, raising Hereford cattle, and everything to do with the farm itself. Until the last years of his life, he was continually busy with improving its structures and features. He loved hosting large family gatherings at holidays and taking people "round the farm."

He is survived by a daughter, Dr. Sandy Hiortdahl of Elizabethton, Tenn., a graduate of Washington College and a Sophie Kerr Prize winner (1985).

A memorial service will be held at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road in Chestertown, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, with an informal gathering from noon to 1 p.m.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.fhnfuneralhome.com

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)   A 2 1/2 story home on 2.05 acres at 2907 South Lake Drive sold by Vanessa Sherman to Richard and Kathleen Kirchner for $680,000.

2)   A 2 1/2 story home on 1.25 acre at 2008 Cortland Rd. sold by Timothy Dotson to the Sara Z. Starry Trust for $799,000.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Homes Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A two story home on 1.2 acre at 1003 Eagles Passages Court sold by Stephen and Joyce Patten to Henry and Samantha Archibong for $700,000.

2)  A split foyer home on 1.16 acre at 2544 Vale Ct. sold by Veena Vajani to Luis Infantini and Maria De Cestari for 616,000.

Davidsonville Swim Team

Below is a nice 9 minute video about the 2017 Davidsonville Swim Team.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Home For Every Horse

Jessica Flaherty of Davidsonville operates Flaherty Equestrian at Navillus Farm.
You can read about Jessica at:

Dodon Farm In Davidsonville

One of the farming gems in Davidsonville is the popular Dodon Farm.  To learn more about it,  go to:

Monday, July 24, 2017

Nitro Circus Draws 22,000

    Avoiding the thunderstorms was a problem,  but Travis Pastrana and his crew pulled off their show at the Naval Academy Stadium on Sunday.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Zachary Rowe On CAC All-Academic Team

    Zachary Rowe of Davidsonville was a senior this past academic year and was on the St. Marys College of Maryland baseball team.  He has been on the CAC All Academic Team all four years.  His bio can be read at:

Samara Pyfrom On Gunston Rowing Team

Samara Pyfrom of  Davidsonville is part of the Gunston Rowing team.  Here are two articles about the team:

Nitro Circus Article

    New article about Travis Pastrana (Davidsonville) and his Nitro Circus show that will perform at the Naval Academy Stadium today, July 23.

Imagination Camp At DES


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Brooke Knauss Is Dairy Princess

    Brooke Knauss of Davidsonville is Maryland's South Central Dairy Princess.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A 1 1/2 story home on 2.99 acres at 3481 Ranger Road sold by the William and Shirley Rogers  to William Stratton for $770,000.

2)    A two story home on 1.25 acre at 3455 Merrimac Road sold by Karl Stapelfelot and Debra Padgett to Gregory and Elise Brouillette for $728,000.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pastrana Brings Nitro Circus To Annapolis

    Travis Pastrana will be bringing his Nitro Circus show to the Naval Academy stadium on Sunday, July 23.    You can read about Travis and the show at:

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Edward Tobin Passes Away

    Edward J. Tobin, "Ed", 88, a resident of Davidsonville, MD for seven years, died on Monday, July 17 in Annapolis, MD.
    Born on April 3, 1929 in Pottsville, PA, Ed served in the U.S. Army during the 
Korean War.
    Ed was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Ella Bertie Tobin and his daughter, Cheryl Tobin. He is survived by his children, Carl Spraker of Mechanicsville, MD, Sean Tobin of Waldorf, MD, Edward Tobin of Las Vegas, NV, Teresa Shenk of Davidsonville, MD and Helena Glovier of Tracy's Landing, MD, 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
    Friends are invited to celebrate Ed's life on Thursday, July 20 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, July 21 at 11 am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Interment will follow at George Washington Cemetery in Adelphi, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the 
charity of your choice.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ken and Nancy Thompson Celebrate 45th

Nancy and Ken Thompson spent their 45th Anniversary on July 8th at Johns Hopkins Hospital as Nancy recovers from major back and neck surgery.  They have resided in Davidsonville for 32 years.  Their anniversary dinner was courtesy of Johns Hopkins, and according to Nancy and Ken, it was fabulous.  Nancy has been in rehab for 3 weeks and should be home soon.  
Update:  According to Ken,  Nancy is home now after 28 days at Hopkins.  It will be a couple more months of recovery but much better at home.

Article About Holy Family Pastor

    Below link is to a magazine article about popular Holy Family pastor Father Andy Aaron.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Two Teens Burned Lighting Tiki Torch

Firefighters responded to a home in the 1000 block of Sugar Maple Drive in Davidsonville around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
A 14-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl were burned after filling a tiki torch with kerosene when it ignited, official said.
Both teens jumped  into a swimming pool to try and extinguish the flames, officials said.
A 14-year-old boy received second-degree burns over 25 percent of his body after his shirt caught fire, and the 12-year-old girl received less serious burns over 5 percent of her body. Officials said both teens suffered first-degree burns.

Both teens were taken by Maryland State Police helicopter to Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Eleanor Bunker-Perez Passes Away

    Eleanor (Hall) Bunker-Perez, Age 85, passed away on July 5, 2017 at Rutherford Manor Assisted Living Facility in Davidsonville, MD from complications of Alzheimer's disease. 
    She was born in Plainfield, NJ on January 9, 1932 and moved to Annapolis, MD with her family at the age of four. At the age of 18, Eleanor married Harold H. Bunker, Jr. and resided in Arnold, MD until his death in May, 1988. She later remarried Sergeant Major Miguel Perez and moved to West Virginia until his death in July, 2007. In 2012, Eleanor returned to Arnold, MD under the care of her daughter.
    Eleanor is preceded in death by two sons, James C. Bunker and Harold H Bunker, III and survived by three sons Daniel L. Bunker, Richard A. Bunker and Philip Andrew Bunker, one daughter Laura J Owens, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.    
    A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Saturday July 29, 2017 at Asbury United Methodist Church at 78 Church RD in Arnold, MD.

Andrea Lucente & Mike Bryan Marry

      Andrea Lucente and Mike Bryan were married at Timberlake Farm in Davidsonville on May 13, 2017.  You can read details of the wedding at:

Friday, July 14, 2017

Michael Evans On US Lacrosse Team

Anne Arundel County products Michael Evans and Brian Phipps are among the 49 players named to the United States training team in preparation for the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships.
Evans, a Davidsonville native, was a member of the 2014 U.S. squad, which was upset by Canada in the championship game in Denver. The South River High and Johns Hopkins University graduate is in his ninth year of Major League Lacrosse – all with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. The 2009 Schmeisser Award winner as the best defenseman in Division I is a perennial All-Star in MLL.
Phipps, an Annapolis native, is trying to make Team USA for the first time in his career. The former Severn School and University of Maryland standout has played seven seasons of Major League Lacrosse – four with the Ohio Machine and three with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. The head coach at Archbishop Spalding joined Evans in representing the Bayhawks at the MLL All-Star Game last weekend.
Other Chesapeake Bayhawks chosen to the U.S. Men's National Training Team are midfielders Matt Abbott, Jake Froccaro and Myles Jones, attackman Matt Danowski and defenseman Jesse Bernhardt.
Those 49 players will return to US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Maryland over Labor Day Wekend for a training camp. The Team USA Fall Classic will be held Oct. 6-9 while the Team USA Spring Premiere is slated for early January in Florida.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two  story home on 2.04 acres at 3500 Castle Way sold by the  Yeager Living Trust to Julien and Tara Pierru for $710,000.

2)    A two story home on 1.19 acre at 2542 Arbor Court sold by the Elizabeth Hanna Trust to Ryan Peck and Anne Ferguson for $450,000.

DUMC Peach Festival

    The Davidsonville United Methodist Church is hosting their annual Peach Festival Aug. 12 from 11-2.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Danielle Piccirilli Pursuing Masters Degree

   Danielle Piccirilli, daughter of  Vincent and Diane Piccirilli of Davidsonville, graduated from Bucknell in 2016 and is a substitute teacher for AA Co. schools and is the assistant varsity soccer coach at Broadneck High.  She is now pursuing a masters degree in clinical psychology at Loyola U.
   Danielle played soccer at Bucknell.  Her Bucknell bio can be read at:   http://www.bucknellbison.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209052793&DB_OEM_ID=32100

Matt and Mary Soldano Anniversary

Matt and Mary Soldano celebrated their first anniversary on July 8, 2017.  Matt is from Davidsonville and attended AACS and Eastern U.
You can read about their wedding at:  https://www.theknot.com/us/matt-soldano-and-mary-kulikowski-jul-2016

Ben Chisolm At U. of MD.

From the Diamondback:
After Maryland men's lacrosse midfielder Ben Chisolm donned his gear before practice on Oct. 13, 2014, he received an unexpected call concerning his father,   Gwyn Chisolm.

    Ben Chisolm's older brother informed him their father was dead. While the 53-year-old had battled heart problems and been in and out of the hospital, the news surprised Chisolm, a freshman at the time.
    Chisolm threw his training equipment to the ground, descended the stairs of the Varsity Team House and cried. Then, midfielder Nick Manis, who grew up near Chisolm's hometown of Davidsonville, hugged him and told him the squad supported him.
     "I'll never forget that moment," Chisolm said. "I was in one of the worst places I've ever been, and he was there to give me support."
     This season, Chisolm continues to hold the pain of losing his father, whom he called one of his greatest motivators. But with the support of his mother and three siblings, as well as his teammates, he's carved a role as a second-line midfielder after three years on the scout team. He'll look to continue progressing when the Terps play for their second consecutive Big Ten tournament title this weekend.
    "It hasn't happened easily for him," coach John Tillman said. "He is a major success story. Just how hard he's worked and the sacrifices he's made to be where he is … to me is pretty awesome."
    Chisolm shared a close relationship with his father. They built their bond during summer family fishing trips on the Chesapeake Bay.
     His father came to almost all of his lacrosse games when he was growing up. Often, he critiqued  Chisolm's on-field performances, trying to ensure his son was grateful for the opportunity to play.
    After his father's death, Chisolm and his relatives continued to be grateful, making an effort to cherish each other. Chisolm's older brother, mother and sister have tried to attend more of his games over the past three years.
    "It brought our family a lot closer together," Chisolm said. "Our family started talking every day … just to make sure we were OK and no one was allowed to be left behind."
    While Chisolm's heartbreak took a toll, he also struggled to obtain playing time. As one of the smallest players on the squad when he arrived at Maryland, he remembered getting "bullied on the field."
    That lack of physicality forced him to play on the scout team for his first three campaigns. He made just 16 of 56 appearances and scored three goals during that span.
    But in practice, where Chisolm helped the starters prepare for their opponents, he improved at dodging and drawing defenders out of position.
    While he admitted facing Maryland's top defenders was a challenge, going up against All-Americans such as defensive midfielder Isaiah Davis-Allen and defender Tim Muller helped him grow.
    "It helps you build the confidence you need for when you do get on the field," Chisolm said. "If you beat one of those guys, it's nothing light. They're some of the best [defenders] in the nation."
    In his senior season, Chisolm has ridden his improved dodging skills and stronger physique to better results on the field. He's played in all 13 games, setting career highs in goals (6) and assists (4).
     Attackman Matt Rambo, who lived with Chisolm when his father died and is one of Chisolm's best friends, views the fourth-year player as an inspirational figure.
     "He's a great guy to look at if you don't play as a freshman or a sophomore," Rambo said. "You can always look at him as an example and say, 'Look at Ben Chisolm. He didn't play his first few years. Now he's on the second line [making an impact].'"
    Though Chisolm's father attended most of his lacrosse games growing up, he never witnessed his son play at Maryland due to various sicknesses. He didn't get to see Chisolm experience the senior season he had always dreamed about.
    But Chisolm is still playing for his dad as he's found success.

    "This year and last year, I think about how he's able to watch us," Chisolm said. "I think a lot about him looking down on us and just being there."

Emily Rowe At AACC

    Emily Rowe,  daughter of Bob and Lauren Rowe of Davidsonville,  was a sophomore at Anne Arundel Community College this past year and was on their lacrosse team.  Her bio can be read at:

Naptown National Challenge This Week

The 2017 Naptown National Challenge will take place starting Monday at four area locations. Class of 2018 and 2019 brackets, consisting of 16 and 20 teams, respectively, will play exclusively on South River High School's 12 fields. Class of 2020, which has the largest number of teams at 22, will battle up the road a bit on Annapolis High School's four fields.
The 2021 group of 18 teams will duel it out at Davidsonville Park's four fields, while the 2022, 2023 and 2024 will split locations — playing at South River on Monday then moving to the eight fields at Bell Branch Park in Gambrills.
Championship games for the top four classes will be contested at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, with the 2021 class getting things started at 2 p.m. followed by 2020 (4 p.m.), 2019 (6 p.m.) and 2018 (8 p.m.)
For more info,  go to:  http://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/high_school_sports/ph-ac-cs-naptown-challenge-2017-preview0709-20170708-story.html

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Pastrana To Run In Mt. Washington Hillclimb

The Hillclimb was first held in 1904 when Harry Harkness in his Mercedes reached the top of the tallest peak in the Northeast in 24 minutes, 37.6 seconds. The race was held intermittently until 1961, then went on hiatus until 1990 and was held annually until 2001. It was revived in 2011 in honor of the Auto Road’s 150th anniversary and has returned every three years since.

David Higgins of the Isle of Man, driving a Subaru WRX STI in 2014, set the current Hill Climb record of 6 minutes, 9.09 seconds. He is returning to defend his title from a field that includes fellow Subaru Rally Team USA teammate Travis Pastrana.

Pastrana, who hails from Davidsonville, Md., is an X Games star and a four-time Rally America champion. Pastrana honed his rally skills at Team O’Neil.

“Travis is such a fun guy, whether it’s being in a race with him or just talking to him and watching how he interacts with the public. He is a true professional and a nice guy,” O’Neil said on Thursday.

To read the complete article,  go to:

Friday, July 7, 2017

Clark's Grandfather Served In Civil War

    Dennis Clark of Davidsonville said when people speak of a grandfather serving in World War I or II, they think he is joking when he says his grandfather served in the Civil War. He said his Grandfather Clark was older than his grandmother’s father when he married the 18-year-old widow with a young child.
    To read the details of this Civil War veteran, Samuel Clark, and his descendants,  go to:

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Dr. Dorothy Toffolo Passes Away

Dr. Dorothy von Wald Toffolo Dorothy Virginia von Wald Toffolo, of Davidsonville passed away on  Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Sacred Heart Home in Hyattsville, Maryland, at the age of 98. Born in Brookings, South Dakota, on October 2, 1918, Dr. Toffolo grew up in South Dakota where her father was in the grain elevator business. Her parents were Catherine Estelle Thorn of Washington, D.C. and Walter John Anthony von Wald of Sauk City, Wisconsin.
Dorothy's family moved to Washington, D.C. in 1938, the city where her mother had grown up as part of a large family. Dr. Toffolo attended the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota, and graduated from George Washington University with a degree in home economics. After World War II, Dorothy married Dominic Toffolo of Detroit, Michigan, an electrical engineer and later a physicist, at St. Anthony's Church in Washington, D.C. Dot and Nick (or Dom as he was called among his family) raised four children: Christopher Dominic Toffolo, Regina Estelle Toffolo Barletta, Walter Anthony (Tony) Toffolo, and Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Toffolo-Cresce. Dorothy was an at-home mom for about 20 years.
She was always well known for her delicious cooking and beautiful hand-made clothes. Dorothy went back to work as a home economics teacher at La Reine High School in Suitland, Maryland, and later at Walker Mill Middle School. As a teacher, Dorothy conducted fashion shows, kept sewing machines repaired, and maintained an immaculate kitchen. The aroma of the cooking wafted out of the home economics department where Dorothy's daughter, Regina, who attended La Reine, had the privilege of sampling the cooking.
The rest of the family thoroughly enjoyed the leftovers that Mom brought home. In addition, Dorothy was an excellent artist. She left many examples of her art work in the form of drawings, paintings, and hand painted china, trays, and furniture.Dorothy was also very devoted to the Church.
She attended daily Mass for much of her life. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Sodality, and she also served many years as a Eucharistic Minister. As part of her ongoing education as a teacher, Dorothy earned a master's degree at Bowie State University in family counseling. She then decided to stop teaching to study full time in a doctoral program in human development at the University of Maryland-College Park.
She earned her Ph.D. at the age of 69. Dorothy then went on to pass the Maryland state licensing examination in clinical psychology at 70. Dr. Toffolo continued her practice in family as well as other types of therapy until she was nearly 90. Survivors include her children as well as eight grandchildren: Katie Toffolo, Dominic, David, and Patrick Barletta, and Arthur, Vincent, Nicole, and Lisa Cresce.
Friends are invited to celebrate Dorothy's life on Friday, January 20 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, January 21 at 10:30 am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Interment Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton, MD.

Cathleta Linton Passes Away

    Cathleta Linton "Cats", 81, a resident of Davidsonville, MD and formerly of Clermont, FL and Queens, NY, died of natural causes on Tuesday, January 10 at the Heritage Harbour Health and Rehabilitation Center in Annapolis, MD.
    Born on December 11, 1935, in Jamaica to the late Oscar Dacosta and Hazel Williams, Cats was a Certified Nurse Assistant and homemaker for most of her life. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, MD and enjoyed cooking, travelling and having good times with her family and friends.
    Cats is survived by her husband of sixty-one years, Renford 
Linton, Sr.; her sons, Renford Linton, Jr. of New Jersey and Dave Linton of California; her daughters, Marcia Hussey of Davidsonville, MD, Marie Leslie of California and Andrea Plucknett of Virginia; her adopted daughters, Denise Springer and Janeth Walters both of New York; her sons in law, Outram J. Hussey, Gilbert Leslie and Roy Plucknett; her daughter in law, Judith Linton; her brother, Evon Dacosta; her sisters, Carol Dacosta-Allen, Sybil Peart and the late Myrtle Taylor; her grandsons, Xavier, Andre, Ryan, Geoffrey, Jonathan, Aaron, Daniel and Ryan Plucknett; her granddaughters, Gabrielle, Tamika, Brittany, Geenah, Kendra and Rachel; her great-grandchildren, Tristan, Elizabeth and Joshua and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
    Friends are invited to celebrate Cat's life on Thursday, January 19 from 4 to 7 pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD and on Friday, January 20 from 10 am until a Mass of Christian Burial is offered at 10:30 am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Interment will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville, MD.

Susan Allen Passes Away

Obituary for Susan Allen

Susan White Allen, 67, a 9-year resident of Davidsonville and previously of El Lago, TX, passed away at her home on January 20, 2017, with her husband and one of her nieces by her side. Born on March 13, 1949, in Bangor, ME to the late Edward and Irene White, Susan received an Associate of Applied Science degree from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX. She enjoyed cooking, reading and working on crossword puzzles. In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded in death by her sisters, Judy Pfefferman and Deborah Grantham, and a stepson William J. Allen.
Susan is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, William C. Allen; stepson, Matthew J. Allen of Houston, TX and seven nieces. Friends are invited to celebrate Susan's life on Saturday, January 28 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. A Memorial Mass will follow at 12:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation at: http://give.aahs.org. Please designate the donation for the Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute.

Nikita Kulick At Stevenson U.

    Nikita Kulick of Davidsonville was a freshman at Stevenson University this past year and was on the Men's Outdoor Track and Field team as a long distance runner.  His bio can be read at:

Sarah Washington At Catholic U.

    Sarah Washington,  daughter of Craig and Janice Washington of Davidsonville is a junior at Catholic University where she plays lacrosse and is majoring in secondary education.  Her bio can be read at:

Maria Shields Sets New Racing Record

    Maria Shields of Davidsonville  made another record-setting foray in the Ultra running world in May winning first place at the Dawn to Dusk to dawn 12 hour race held near Philadelphia at the Academy Park High school track in Sharon Hill, PA.      Maria finished with 60.6457 miles in the 12 hour event.
    Maria now holds five national records for ultra running and is aiming to extend her current record for the 65-69 age group at next year's event.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Davidsonville Land Sales

There have been three lot/land sales in Davidsonville in recent months.  They are as follows.

1)     2.48 acres at 1107 Thomas Swann Lane for $385,000.

2)    13.71 acres at parcel 132, Patuxent River Road for $275.000.

3)    6.76 acres at 3776 Quenn Ann Bridge Road for $400,000.

Mt. Airy U-Pick Twitter

The Mr. Airy U-Pick Farm has a twitter web-site at:

Homestead Crapemyrtle Festival

Homestead Gardens Crapemyrtle Festival 2017

July 14 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 8:00 pm  

    4 Days of Myrtle Money Redemption!  
Plus enjoy music, food vendors and more…
Save the date and check back as we finalize the weekend schedule!
8am-11am: Spin to Win Myrtle Money!
11am-3pm: Raptor’s Eye – Live Birds of Prey Exhibit
11am-4pm: Food – Beards Creek BBQ, Kernel Gunther’s Funnel Cakes & more!
11am-5pm: Jumping Pillow & Barnyard Open!
9am-11am: Spin to Win Myrtle Money!
11am-4pm: Food – Beards Creek BBQ, Kernel Gunther’s Funnel Cakes & more!
11am-5pm: Jumping Pillow & Barnyard Open!

Agritourism Bill Faces Opposition

    A new amendment to the Agritourism bill before the County Council may torpedo the bill's chances of passing as many previous supporters are now against the bill because of an amendment allowing haunted houses in farming areas.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales include a two story home at 3220 Chalford  sold by Marc Muller to Ryan and Corinne Adams for $655,000.

Military Special For Pets

The Spay Spa & Neuter Nook in Davidsonville has an upcoming military special for the month of July called "Patriotic Pets." All military (active and retired) personnel will receive a 10 percent discount off their purchase.
For more information, visit the Spay Spa & Neuter Nook at www.SpaySpa.org or Rude Ranch Animal Rescue at www.RudeRanch.org.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Bradley Beard Gets BA

Bradley Beard, of Davidsonville, received a BA degree in Global Studies at Loyola University Maryland's 165th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Royal Farms Arena in downtown Baltimore.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Rt. 50 Closure For Repaving

Prince George’s County: REPAVING  – US 50 WESTBOUND from after MD 424/Davidsonville (at the Patuxent River – Anne Arundel/Prince George’s County line) to MD 704 – up to THREE lanes will be CLOSED, overnights, Fridays through Mondays from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. Up to TWO lanes will be CLOSED, overnights from Sundays through Thursdays from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Jason Edmonds Charged With SUV Theft

 A Davidsonville man was arrested Tuesday after Annapolis Police reportedly spotting him driving a stolen car. About 11:45 p.m. Annapolis Police officers were in the 1400 block of Tyler Avenue when they saw the Ford Escape pull into a parking spot.
The driver of the stolen SUV was identified as Jason Edmonds, 28, of Davidsonville. Edmonds had the keys to the vehicle in his possession and there were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle, authorities say.
Police arrested Edmonds and charged him with motor vehicle theft, theft, and rogue and vagabond. Edmonds was released by the District Court Commissioner.

Lucky Fan To Visit "PastranaLand"

      Taking its cue from the action sports star’s years of iconic “hot dog” moves, Wienerschnitzel is giving one lucky fan the opportunity to visit—and even learn tricks from—professional racer and stunt performer Travis Pastrana at “Pastranaland," his Davidsonville home and freestyle training center.

Joanna Sypkens Passes Away

      Joanna Sypkens (Clark), 82, born in Crescent City, California on May 24, 1935, passed away on June 1, 2017 due to complications with pneumonia. 
      She was a resident of Davidsonville for almost 40 years and taught elementary school in PG County for many years.
     She was the daughter of the late George and Velma Clark, she was pre-deceased in death by her husband Bruce Sypkens and her brother George Clark. She is survived by her daughters Cathi Kwiatkowski and Cari Frazier, her grandchildren Joseph Krantz, Joshua Allison, Ryan Allison, Adam Krantz, Daughter-in-law Jayme Allison, step-grandchildren Andy and Shannon Frazier, great grandchildren Davian and Nolan Allison, her sister Gloria Brown and brother Ronald Clark. 

      Joanna will be remembered for her youthful energy, joy of life, sense of humor and unwavering love of her family. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 from 1-4 pm, at the Bowie Elks Lodge, at 1506 Defense Highway, Crofton, MD. Dress is casual. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Parkinson's foundation.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include a two story home on .91 acre at 907 Soaring Eagle Ct. sold by Mike Baldwin to Peter and Meaghan Manzoli for $785,000.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Kyle Maxey at Mt. St. Marys

    Kyle Maxey, son of James and Andrea Maxey of Davidsonville was a redshirt sophomore on the Mt. St. Marys lacrosse team this past year.  He is majoring in both political science and history. This year he was the recipient of the PNC Student Athlete Achiever of the Year.       You can read his bio at:

Savannah Boyd At Mary Washington

    Savannah Boyd, daughter of  Debbie and Donnie Boyd of Davidsonville was a sophomore at the University of Mary Washington this past school year.  She played attack on their lacrosse team. You can read her bio at: http://umweagles.com/sports/wlax/2016-17/bios/boyd_savannah_q4lm?view=bio

Friday, June 16, 2017

Tim Leavitt At Randolph-Macon

    Tim Leavitt was on the Randolph-Macon University lacrosse team this year.  His bio can be read at:

Albert Leitch Passes Away

      Albert Leitch, 81 of Davidsonville, MD, passed away May 31, 2017 at AAMC. 
      He was born on January 29, 1936 and raised on the family farm in Davidsonville. 
      Albert was preceded in death by his parent, Earl and Jessie Leith. He is survived by two daughters, Brenda Davidson of Davidsonville and Kim Pulliam of Annapolis; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Jane Price Skipper of Kilmarnock, VA; Betty L. Moreland of Galeville and Barbara Whittington of Davidsonville. 
      A celebration of Albert's life will be held at a later date.

Emily Proctor at Slippery Rock U.

    Emily Proctor, daughter of Rob and Michele Proctor of Davidsonville was a freshman at Slippery Rock University this past year and was on their women's soccer team.  Her bio can be read at:
    Here is additional info about Emily that is not on her bio:    http://davidsonvillenews.blogspot.com/2016/12/emily-proctor-at-slippery-rock-u.html

Julia Heck At U. of Delaware

    Julia Heck, daughter of Ida and Edward Heck of Davidsonville, was a freshman at the U. of Delaware this past year and was on their soccer team.  You can read her bio at:  http://www.bluehens.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=211119190&DB_OEM_ID=29100

Riva Trace Summer Bible School

Riva Arts University or RAU explores God through the visual, dramatic, and musical arts. Children entering kindergarten through 6th grade are invited for exciting adventures through Bible stories! $125 addmission for the whole week. Register at: http://www.rtbc.org or email: bbloomquist@rtbc.org.