Friday, December 15, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A two story home on 2.23 acres at 722 Intrepid Way sold by Randolph Owens to Reuben and Gretchen Saval for $772.500.


2)  A two story home on .91 acre at 2603 Howard Grove Rd. was sold by Richard Schieke to Brian and Anne Kenney fo $820,000


Virginia S. Aquilino Passes Away

On Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The beloved wife of the late Peter J. Aquilino; devoted mother of Donna Aquilino and Denise Lowthers; loving grandmother to Shannon and Ashley and great-grandmother to JD, Quinn and Westyn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122. For you convenience online condolences may be made at:   www.KalasFuneralHomes.com

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Family Night Christmas Party At Grace EP

Family Night Christmas Party 
 Grace EP Church  
Davidsonville, MD  
Sunday, 17. December 2017
5:30 - 7:00

Join us for the Family Night Christmas Party 🎄 on Sunday, December 17. Delicious food, sweet treats, games for all ages (including a piñata), crafts, Christmas carol singing, and lots fun for the whole family!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Robert Sweeney Passes Away

Robert L.  Sweeney died Wednesday, December 6, 2017, after a brief illness, beloved husband of Roberta Sweeney for 44 years, devoted father of Andree (Peter) Hudson and Dawn (Mark) Perry, loving grandfather of Arabella Hudson, Adelina Hudson and Justina (Dallas) Compton and two great grandchildren, Dallas Compton, Jr. and Alexis Compton. Robert who was born in Washington, D.C. moved to Maryland; where he attended and graduated from DuVal High School in 1964, being a member of the first graduating class to attend that school the entire four years. In 1978, he went to work for Singleton Electric Company, as head of purchasing; where he has expressed his love and loyalty for the past 40 years. Robert led an active and adventurous life. He loved to travel and explore new places. He enjoyed golf, downhill skiing, scuba diving and deep sea fishing. He loved musical plays and old movies and had a wonderful eclectic taste in music. He also took up cycling and for his 65th birthday, participated in and completed the Seagull Century bike race on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He was a man of many tastes and many talents, always in search of new challenges. His most important quality was his ability to love and care for his family, loved ones and the multitude of friends he made during his journey. 

Family will receive friends Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Beall Funeral Home (Rt. 3 South), Bowie, MD. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Interment private. Please view and sign the family's guestbook at: www.beallfuneral.co

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale include:

1)  A two story home on .91 acre at 1009 Howard Grove Rd.sold by Richard Rohde to Bradley and Christy Andrus for $825,000.

2)  A split foyer home on 1.16 acre at 741 E. Appomattox Rd. sold by Rita Gibbons to Elm Two LLC  for $380,000.


Farm Bureau 2017 Convention

DAVIDSONVILLE — The Maryland Farm Bureau held its 102nd annual convention from Dec. 3 to 5 at the Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City with more than 500 voting delegates, members and guests in attendance.

For a complete description of the three days,  go to:   http://www.stardem.com/spotlight/article_2c37eaa3-2107-5175-8766-084ca48f93f0.html

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Jessica Strauss Is Teen Of Week

    Davidsonville resident Jessica Strauss joined the Civil Air Patrol Squadron based at Lee Airport at age 12, and has risen through the ranks to be the Cadet Commander.    To read more about her and the Civil Air Patrol,  and also see a video interview of her,  go to:

http://www.capitalgazette.com/maryland_gazette/ac-cm-tow-jessica-strauss-home-cap-20171209-story.html

Thursday, December 7, 2017

County Police To Get New Academy

Starting in summer 2019, incoming Anne Arundel County police officers won’t have to train in an old, re-purposed missile silo.
County Executive Steve Schuh and county police Chief Timothy Altomare stuck shovels in the ground Wednesday to celebrate the construction of a new police academy at the old grounds in Davidsonville. The 30,000-square-foot academy will cost $18.8 million and will replace the re-purposed and dilapidated missile base that now serves as the academy.
It will include a 17,000-square-foot fitness center. A second phase will renovate the current facility for further training uses.
Construction money was approved in fiscal year 2017, with more funding approved in this year’s budget.

You can read the complete article at: 
http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/government/ac-cn-police-academy-1207-story.html

Denise Jenkins Passes Away


    DAVIDSONVILLE - Denise D. Jenkins, 67, passed away Dec. 2, 2017, at her home in Davidsonville, Md. She was born Nov. 4, 1950, in Cambridge, Md., to the late William Eldridge Davidson and Ruth Condon Davidson.
    Denise was a loving wife and mother. She married Mark Jenkins on May 29, 1983, and is the mother of a son, Christopher M. Jenkins; and a daughter, Lauren J. Scaduto (Brian). She is survived by, in addition to her husband and children; a brother and sister in law, William E. Davidson Jr. and Frances; niece, Debbie Tapper (Bicky); nephews: Donnie Davidson; Keith Davidson (Mary); Kevin Davidson; three great nieces; one great nephew; and one great great niece.  Denise loved her family dearly and everyone that knew her loved her.
    There will be a viewing on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home in Edgewater, Md., from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
    A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, Md., at 11 a.m. with a gathering after the service at the church.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

George Pavlidies Passes Away


George Alexander Pavlidies, 50, of Davidsonville, MD departed this life on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore due to various immunological complications. He waged a valiant 11 month struggle to overcome b cell lymphoblastic lymphoma that included a bone marrow transplant on November 16, 2017. Mr. Pavlidies was born on January 13, 1967 in Charleston, WV, the only son of the late Alexander G. and Helen Giannaras Pavlidies. During his formative years in the Mountain State, he was an active member of St. George Orthodox Cathedral, the Charleston High School Band, and the West Virginia Order of DeMolay. He was installed as State Master Counselor of the latter organization in 1986. He graduated from Charleston High School in 1985, matriculated at Glenville State College for 2 years, and graduated from Shepherd University in 1989. Early in his professional career, Mr Pavlidies held high level positions in sales with three different telecommunication companies. He later owned and operated Academy Linens, LLC, an Annapolis based commercial laundry enterprise, which served hotels and restaurants throughout the Baltimore-Washington metroplex. He made friends easily and left legions of them behind who are from all walks of life. His kindness, empathy, good nature, engaging personality, quick wit, and broad smile will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He packed more into the five decades of life that were granted to him than most people could have in the Biblical three score and ten. Mr. Pavlidies is survived by his wife of 25 years, Ann Richey Pavlidies, of Davidsonville; his daughter, Grace Ann Pavlidies; his sister, Nasia P. Butcher of Glenville, WV; his nieces, Alexis B. Dahlin of Philadelphia, PA and Elizabeth B. Rich of Cleveland, OH; a loving extended family; and his grieving Labrador Retriever, Mocha. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of a life well lived on Thursday, December 7 from 5 to 8 PM at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD where his funeral service will be held on Friday, December 8 at 11:30 AM. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, MD. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Grace A. Pavlidies College Fund.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Land Sales

    Recent land sales in Davidsonville include:

1)  An 11.42 acre parcel at 1240 Rossback Road sold by Donald and Angela Darnes to William and  Elizabeth  Hruz.

2)  A 13.716 acre parcel at  3769 Patuxent River Road sold by Emidio Mistichelli and Domenico Santini to Christine Jennings  and Anthony Saunders for $275,000.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Stroka Outstanding Young Scientist

From the Capital-Gazette by Jerri Anne Hopkins

Davidsonville resident Dr. Kimberly Stroka, assistant professor in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at University of Maryland, recently received a prestigious Outstanding Young Scientist Award.

Stroka, who directs the Cell and Microenvironment Engineering Lab, was honored by the Maryland Academy of Sciences and the Maryland Science Center. Each year, the groups select winners of the Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) and Outstanding Young Engineer (OYE) awards.
By combining experimental techniques and theoretical modeling, Stroka discovered a new fundamental mechanism for tumor cell migration. Through her work, aquaporins (water channels that allow water flux across the cell membrane) could be explored as possible drugable targets for tumor cell metastasis.
Basically, she has been exploring how cancer cells travel through the body, whether through the blood vessels or through organs and tissues, how they get past or through healthy cells to reach new areas, and possible ways to prevent cancer cells from moving through the body.
“My end goal is to understand why the process occurs, how it occurs, and figure out ways to prevent it and stop it,” Stroka said.
Collectively, her work has led to publication of 21 peer-reviewed journal articles, two first-author book chapters, and 72 presentations at national and international conferences and seminars.
Stroka lives in Davidsonville with her husband and two children. She came to Maryland to be part of the relatively new Bioengineering Department.
The OYS and OYE awards recognize young Maryland residents who have distinguished themselves with accomplishments in science and engineering. The nominations are open to scientists and engineers 35 years old or younger working in academia and 40 or younger working in other sectors. The OYS award was established in 1959 with the OYE award inaugurated in 1988.
Award recipients are chosen by members of the Maryland Academy of Sciences’ Scientific Advisory Council.


Friday, December 1, 2017

Bruce Rager Passes Away

    BRUCE WESLEY RAGER (Age 90) of Davidsonville, formerly of Cheverly, MD,   died on Sunday, November 26, 2017. 
    He was the beloved husband of the late Hazel J. Rager, father of Linda (late husband, John) Mechak. Cherished Pop-Pop of Megan (Jason), Kristen (Jason), and Jonathan (Katie). Great-grand Pop of Peerlyss and Jason, Jr. Brother of Donna Wisdom, Roy Rager, and the late Sanford J. Rager, son of the late Sanford H. and Ruby E. Rager. 
    A celebration of life will be offered at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the  American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23066, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814, or to a charity of ones choice.   To leave condolences,  go to:  www.gaschs.com  

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A split foyer home on .40 acre at 3105 Beards Point Rd was sold by Norman and Christine Watkins to Andrew Nosacek for $195,000.


2)  A one story home on .37 acre at 3692 Nile Road  was sold by Stephen and Jennifer Novak to Christopher and Rachele Oland for $380,000.


June Czlonka Passes Away

   

   June Louise Czlonka, 69, a resident of Bowie, MD for more than 20 years, passed away on November 25, 2017. 
    Born on June 11, 1948 in Beaver Falls, PA to the late Glenn and Stella Bruner, June earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Clarion State College and a Master's Degree from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. She pursued a career in education and retired as a Vice Principal from the Anne Arundel County Public School system. June was a proud Army wife for 20 years. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville and enjoyed reading, traveling and going to the beach. Most of all, she loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren.           June is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Michael Czlonka; her son, Matthew (Mary) Czlonka of Catonsville, MD and daughter, Tracy (Reed) Haley of Severna Park, MD; two brothers, Tom Bruner and Larry Bruner; one sister, Terry DeBree; and six beloved grandchildren, Caitlin, Colin, James, Patrick, Ava and David. 
    Friends are invited to celebrate June's life with her family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 30 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. Burial will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HEROES, Inc., 1200 29th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20007 or http://heroes.org/donate-now. Online condolences and tributes may be offered at: KalasFuneralHomes.com



Thursday, November 23, 2017

Santa To Visit D'Ville

Santa Claus Visits Davidsonville

Homestead Gardens

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hunter Ridge Show Stables

    One of the nicer stables in Davidsonville is at 1515 Gov. Bridge Rd.
http://www.hunterridge.biz/

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Car/Tractor Trailer Crash On 50

From Fox 5 News
DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. - A collision between a tractor trailer and a vehicle caused major delays Tuesday night on a highway in Anne Arundel County.
The tractor trailer was involved in a crash with another vehicle on the eastbound lanes of U.S. Route 50 east of Route 301 in Davidsonville at around 8:15 p.m., Maryland State Police say. 
Two of the three eastbound lanes were shut down as first responders worked to transport victims to the hospital and for the investigation of the crash.
Dashcam video obtained by FOX 5 from Rhys Robinson of Express Carrier Services shows the tractor trailer traveling in the left lane of the highway when it attempts to change lanes into the middle lane where a white sedan was already traveling alongside it. The white vehicle ends up losing control and crashes into the tractor trailer causing the large vehicle to overturn. The sedan would end up crashing into a barrier on the right shoulder.
Police say some of the victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Their condition is unknown at this time.
Major backups were seen on Route 50 and drivers were being advised to avoid the area.

Woman Gets Prison For D'Ville Crash

From the Capital-Gazette:

An Edgewater woman was sentenced Tuesday to three and a half years in prison after she pleaded guilty to being drunk during a Davidsonville accident that left one man dead in 2016.
Michelle Lee Brookman, 44, was sentenced by Judge J. Michael Wachs after she had pleaded guilty in August to negligent homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
Police said Brookman was driving a Ford Mustang in June of last year when she failed to negotiate a turn while traveling south on Beards Point Road, sending the car into a tree.
A passenger in the vehicle, John David Fisher, 44, of Edgewater, was declared dead at the scene and two others were critically injured but survived, police said.
Brookman suffered minor injuries.
At the time, police said Brookman was traveling at a high rate of speed.
Brookman also has a history of driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, according to online court records.
She pleaded guilty to attempting to drive a vehicle while under the influence in 2009 and was issued a probation before judgment, records show.
In 2010, she was found guilty of negligent driving that contributed to an accident, court records show. A charge of driving and attempting to drive a vehicle while impaired by drugs and/or alcohol was placed on an inactive docket.
She would be found guilty of driving and attempting to drive a vehicle while impaired by alcohol in 2012, court records state.
After the 2016 crash and Fisher’s death, Brookman was indicted on 11 charges and eight traffic citations.
In a plea agreement, she pleaded guilty to the one felony charge while all others were dismissed, State’s Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Emily Morse said.
In addition to prison, Brookman must also serve a five-year supervised probationary sentence upon release and perform 40 hours of community service.
Brookman’s attorney, Crofton-based Richard Trunnell, did not return calls for comment Tuesday.

More info about the accident can be read at:    https://davidsonvillenews.blogspot.com/2016/06/from-capital-gazette-fire-officials-at.html

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lights Of Kindness

    The annual Lights of Kindness: Holiday Tree Decorating Contest, a fundraiser for local non-profit organizations, hosted by the Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County will be at Homestead Gardens, 743 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville. 9 a.m. Nov. 30, Dec.1, Dec. 2 and Dec.3.

Santa Claws Is Coming

From the Capital Gazette:
By Jerri Anne Hopkins
Every year, the director of the Rude Ranch Animal Rescue, Bob Rude, puts his uncanny resemblance to a certain Jolly Old Elf to good use, donning the iconic red suit and posing for photos with Santa Claws.
This year, Rude Ranch Animal Rescue will hold its annual Photos with Santa Claws event 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Dec. 9, at Crunchies Pet Foods, 2421 Crofton Lane in Crofton. Bring your dog, cat, rabbit, iguana, even your kids.
Each participant will receive a portrait photo of their session with Santa and a keepsake ornament. Santa will sit with families and kids and any kind of pet. Cost is $14 for the final photo and a digital download of all photos taken will be an extra $5. New this year, your photos can be loaded onto an SD card for only an additional $10. The proceeds will benefit Rude Ranch Animal Rescue and the Spay Spa and Neuter Nook.
For more information on Photos with Santa Claws, call 443-607-6496 or email info@ruderanch.org.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christie Rogers Coaching At Radford


    Former Davidsonville resident Christie Rogers is an assistant basketball coach at Radford University for the 2017-18 season.  You can read her bio at: 
http://www.radfordathletics.com/coaches.aspx?path=wbball&rc=669

Phil Hamilton Coaching At Clarion U.


   Former Davidsonville resident Phil Hamilton is an assistant football coach at Clarion University.  You can read his bio at:
http://www.clariongoldeneagles.com/coaches.aspx?rc=546&path=football

Emily Speciale Volleyball Recruit

    South River junior Emily Speciale of Davidsonville,  has a volleyball recruiting website.  You can read about her,  and watch her play volleyball, at the following:
http://www.ncsasports.org/womens-volleyball-recruiting/maryland/edgewater/south-river-high-school/emily-speciale

Friday, November 17, 2017

Santa Claus In Davidsonville

      Santa Claus will be visiting Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville on many days before Christmas,  beginning on Nov. 25, 10:00 AM   -  4:00 PM.    Check with Homestead for an exact schedule.

Maggie Anderson To Attend Liberty

The Liberty University women's lacrosse program has announced the addition of 10 student-athletes for the 2018-19 season.
Among the 10 is Maggie Anderson, a native of Davidsonville, MD., who will be coming to Liberty from Annapolis Area Christian School. In her three years with the Annapolis Eagles, Anderson has compiled 55 goals, 42 assists, 79 ground balls and 94 draw controls. As a junior, she put together her best season yet with 30 goals, 17 assists, 35 ground balls and 50 draw controls.
"From the moment I stepped on campus, I knew it was home. I am beyond excited to be starting this new chapter of my life at Liberty," Anderson stated.
Anderson, an attacker/midfielder, is a two-time all-conference selection (2016-2017) and an all-county honoree (2017) who was named a team captain during her junior season. During her sophomore year, her team went 16-0 and won a championship as well as the Team of the Year award from Touchdown Club in Annapolis. The attacker/midfielder, who chose Liberty over Mount St. Mary's, says her most memorable moment was winning the lacrosse championship in the rain as a sophomore.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Steuart Pittman May Run Against Schue

From the Maryland Matters blog:
Anne Arundel County Democrats, buoyed by their strong showing in last week’s Annapolis elections, may have finally found a candidate to run for county executive.
Multiple sources told Maryland Matters this week that Steuart Pittman, a Davidsonville horse farmer whose family has lived on 350 acres alongside the Patuxent River for eight generations, is preparing to run. Pittman, has been actively involved in county agricultural and development issues for several years, but has become increasingly disenchanted with County Executive Steve Schuh’s (R) development priorities.
“He’s a good man,” said one prominent Anne Arundel Democrat of Pittman.
Pittman declined to comment about his plans Wednesday evening. But several sources in Anne Arundel County said he is expected to roll out his campaign over the next several days, both with published materials and a few events, including some at his farm.
Pittman
Steuart Pittman
Anne Arundel Democrats have been looking for a candidate to challenge Schuh for several months. Schuh is a formidable incumbent with a $696,000 war chest as of last January. Some Democrats believe Pittman may have the personal wealth to compete with Schuh financially.
Equally significant, Democrats also believe that the political outlook in Anne Arundel has become dramatically brighter for them since last week’s election in Annapolis.
“It’s amazing how quickly things have changed,” said one county Democratic activist.
Pittman owns the Dodon Farm Training Center in Davidsonville, which among other things works to transition retired thoroughbred race horses for trail rides and other uses.
Pittman has been an occasional contributor to Democratic candidates and causes through the years, though according to state and federal campaign finance records he has never made a contribution greater than $500. He has also been a regular donor to the political action committee of the Maryland Horse Council — a group he serves as vice president.
He also donated $200 to Schuh in 2014.
Pittman grew up in Davidsonville and in Washington D.C., where his father was a high-ranking official in John F Kennedy’s administration. The elder Steuart Pittman, who died in 2013 at the age of 93, was in charge of the administration’s civil defense programs for nuclear preparedness, including the widespread push to build fallout shelters in public buildings.
The younger Steuart Pittman worked as a community organizer in Chicago and Iowa for the now-defunct organization ACORN, and also worked for the National Low Income Housing Coalition in Washington before returning to the family farm full-time in the early 1990s.
Some Anne Arundel political operatives thought Pittman was gearing up to run for the 7th District seat on the Anne Arundel County Council, where Councilmember Jerry Walker (R) is term-limited. But now it appears that Pittman has higher ambitions.
Several Anne Arundel Democrats have been emboldened by last week’s results in Annapolis, which saw Mayor-elect Gavin Buckley (D) defeat incumbent Mayor Michael Pantelides (R) by a whopping 24 points. Democrats expect to see several new candidates running for county and legislative seats in Anne Arundel next year.

Timmy O'Farrell At Goucher


    Timmy O'Farrell,  son on Tom and Carol O'Farrell of Davidsonville is a freshman at Goucher College and is on their basketball team.  His bio can be read at:
http://athletics.goucher.edu/sports/mbkb/2017-18/bios/o-farrell_tim_ume8

Train Display At Homestead

    The annual train display at Homestead Gardens opens this weekend and runs through Dec. 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Patricia Wrightman Passes Away


On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Patricia (Pat) Wrightman passed away peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born on August 19, 1939 in Washington, DC. She graduated from McKinley High School in In 1957.
She resided at Rutherford Manor in Davidsonville, Maryland for the last 8 1/2 years. Pat worked for the Department of Social Services for a number of years before retiring in 1992. She then moved to Ocean City, Md where she enjoyed semi-retirement working at seasonal businesses.
Her last residence was in Easton, Maryland until she moved to Rutherford Manor. Pat loved to cook and enjoyed the beach. She especially enjoyed spending time with her sisters, children and grandchildren.
She will be truly missed by all of her family. She is survived by her children James (Lisa) Blum, Karen (Scott) Elvidge, Teresa (Steve) Seufert, Steve (Dawn) Blum, her sisters Barbara Dennin and Janet Yates. Her grandchildren Melissa, Michael, Julie, Stephen, Christopher, Samantha and Paige.

She was also preceded in death by her parents James Foster Yates, Winifred Virginia Yates and husband Francis Elder Wightman. We would like to especially thank the caregivers at Rutherford Manor who took such great care of our Mom for this long journey. We are forever grateful to all of them especially Hazel, Diana, Leon and Barbara.

Davidsonville Foreclosure Auction

    The home at 1316 Anglesey Drive in Davidsonville  is scheduled for foreclosure auction at the court house steps on Nov. 21, 2017.   
    Though scheduled for auction,  the auction could be canceled if the owners are able to bring payments current.   

Davidsonville Is Home To Rescued Horse


    Davidsonville's Clarity Riding caretaker and trainer Elizabeth Farina saved "Beretta" from being slaughtered last winter through the Gaited Advocate Intervention Team (GAIT).   GAIT has been an official incorporation rescuing gaited horses (who have a lateral gate rather than the traditional trot) for the last year and a half.  
    Unexpectedly,  the new owners found out that Berretta was pregnant, and new foal "Saffie" was born. 
    For photos and video of Baretta and foal Saffie,  go to:   http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/ac-cn-horses-20171113-story.html
    For info about Clarity Riding in Davidsonville,  go to:
http://clarityriding.com/training.html

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  a one story home on .95 acre at 2544 Arbor Ct., was sold by Daniel Wu to  Christopher and Cynthia Bergman for $552,000.


2)  A two story home on 1.35 acre at 1005 Eagle Passages was sold by Patricia Martin to Ryan and Christin Shifflett for $850,000.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Robert Catterton Passes Away


    Robert Catterton, a lifelong resident of Davidsonville, MD, died at his home on Thursday, November 9, 2017.      He was 72. 
    Known to everyone as Bob, he was born on May 18, 1945, in Cheverly, MD to the late Lawrence and Dorothy Catterton. Bob worked as a Tobacco Farmer and as an Oil Delivery driver for several companies. He enjoyed building small replicate barns and dollhouses for his children and grandchildren. Bob also enjoyed doing larger building projects, such as constructing a porch and garage.
    He especially loved spending time with his family. Bob was preceded in death by three siblings, David, Patty, and Joan Catterton.He is survived by his wife, Erma Catterton, whom he married on June 5, 1965; two children, Bonnie Whetzel and her husband Kevin of Davidsonville, MD and Robert B. Catterton and his wife Kim of Davidsonville, MD; two siblings, Donald Catterton and Norma Lee White; a sister-in-law, Janice Catterton; and a brother-in-law, Paul White. Bob is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Logan Catterton and Miranda Whetzel.
    Friends may call at George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD on Monday, November 13 from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm, where a funeral service will be offered on Tuesday, November 14 at 11 am. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122 or 
, 7500 Greenway Center Dr., Ste. 300, Greenbelt, MD 20770.
    An online guestbook is available at

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/capitalgazette/obituary.aspx?n=robert-catterton&pid=187210993&fhid=2357&eid=sp_ommatch

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Benjamin Ulery Is Under Armour All-American

    Benjamin Ulery of Davidsonville was named to the Under Armour All American Lacrosse team.  The 2020 high school graduate plays several sports and is a goalie in lacrosse.  His bio can be read at: https://events.r2it.com/lacrosse/UnderArmour17/Roster/Division/Underclass# 

Haley Urgo Is Under Armour All-American

    Haley Urgo of Davidsonville will be a 1919 gradate of Archbishop Spalding High School and is a member of the Under Armour All-American Lacrosse team.
    Her bio can be read at:    https://events.r2it.com/lacrosse/UnderArmour17/Roster/Division/Underclass#

Molly Coyle at College Of Charleston


   Molly Coyle, daughter of Steven and Carmela Coyle of Davidsonville, is a sophomore at the College Of Charleston and is on their equestrian team.
    The team finished sixth in the nation last year at the IHSA Nationals.  Freshman Molly Coyle was the first to ride on Day One in Novice Fences and earned a seventh-place finish after a great round.  An article about this event can be read at:  http://www.cofcsports.com/news/2017/5/8/equestrians-finish-sixth-in-the-nation-at-ihsa-nationals.aspx
    Molly's bio can be read at:  http://www.cofcsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3525

Sarah Manderson At Stevenson U.


      Sarah Manderson,  daughter of James and Sharon Manderson of Davidsonville, is a freshman at Stevenson University and is on their volleyball team.   The South River High graduate is majoring in Elementary Education.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kaitlyn Kelly At Quinnipiac U.


Kaitlyn Kelly of Davidsonville was a freshman at  Quinnipiac University for the 2016-17 school year and was on their Tumbling and Acrobatics  team.  Her bio can be read at:
http://www.quinnipiacbobcats.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4786

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Joey Wiggins At Salisbury U.


    Joey Wiggins of Davidsonville is a freshman at Salisbury University and is on their cross country team. 

Mason Reinhart At Catholic U.

    Mason Reinhart,  son of Scott and Meghan Reinhart of Davidsonville,  is a freshman at Catholic University and is on their soccer team.  His bio can be read at:
http://www.cuacardinals.com/sports/msoc/2017-18/bios/reinhart_mason_9f6t

Monday, November 6, 2017

Davidsonville Youth Charged W/Attempted Murder

A Davidsonville teenager has been charged with attempted murder after police say he intentionally hit a 16-year-old with his vehicle in Edgewater.
Nicholas Kyle Hoffman, a 17-year-old senior at South River High School, was charged as an adult Saturday with attempted first-degree murder, assault and reckless endangerment following an incident one day earlier.
Anne Arundel County police said officers responded about 3 p.m. Friday to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle near Fairhill Drive and Londontown Road.
Officers found the 16-year-old suffering from severe injuries. He was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment. Charging documents state the collision threw the victim onto the windshield of the vehicle and caused head and possible internal injuries.
Witnesses told police it was a premeditated attack, charging documents state.
The victim had allegedly stolen some marijuana from Hoffman’s friend, charging documents state, and interviews with police led them to believe Hoffman had targeted the victim.
Hoffman is being held pending a bail review Monday and was unavailable for comment. Court records do not identify an attorney representing him.

Nikita Kulick At Stevenson


    Nikita Kulick of Davidsonville is a sophomore at Stevenson College and is on their cross country team.  His bio can be read at: 
http://www.gomustangsports.com/sports/mxc/2017-18/bios/kulick_nikita_x0bq?view=bio

Emma Moore At Dickinson College


    Emma Moore of Davidsonville is a sophomore at Dickinson College and on their soccer team.  Her bio can be read at:
http://www.dickinsonathletics.com/sports/wsoc/2017-18/bios/moore_emma_5mkr

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Iglehart Is 1840 Yale Graduate

    Thomas S. Iglehart of Davidsonville was an 1840 graduate of Yale College.  There are a number of Igleharts living in MD that either live in Davidsonville,  or,  are from Davidsonville.

Nick Vermillion At Towson U.


    Nick Vermillion, son of Marty and Betty Jo Vermillion of Davidsonville, is a freshman at Towson University and is a fullback on their football team.
    You can read his  bio at:
http://www.towsontigers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=7639

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Frostburg St. U. Wins Again

    Quarterback Connor Cox from Davidsonville apparently did not play in Frostburg's next to last game of the season Nov. 4.  The 14th ranked Bobcats beat Keane 17-14.  The game details can be read at:
http://www.frostburgsports.com/news/2017/11/4/football-rallies-to-keep-winning-streak-intact.aspx?path=football

South River In State Semi-final

    South River High is  in the State Semi-final field hockey game Monday, Nov. 6,  after Severna Park forfeited due to suspensions of many of their players.
    South River will face Churchill at 5:00 PM at Broadneck High School.
    For details,  go to:
http://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/high_school_sports/ac-cs-hockey-sevpark-withdraws1104-story.html

Caroline Mullin At Mary Washington


    Caroline Mullin, daughter of Marc and Cheri Mullin of Davidsonville, is a senior at Mary Washington University and is on their soccer team.  Her bio can be read at:  http://umweagles.com/sports/wsoc/2017-18/bios/mullin_caroline_npuo

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Steven Lewis Passes Away

    Steven was born on April 30, 1979 and passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017.
    Steven was a resident of Davidsonville, Maryland at the time of passing.    A memorial service will be held Friday, November 3rd at 12:00 pm at Stallings Funeral Home, 3111 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122. Interment is private.

Will Tompson's New Book

    Will Kane Thompson's new book, "Patriots, The Novel" is now available on Amazon, Paperback and Kindle versions, itunes, Ingram, and will soon be presented at Politics and Prose Bookstores.  
    Will is the son of Ken and Nancy Thompson of Davidsonville.  Will grew up in Davidsonville and is a graduate of St. Mary's High School, Clemson University (PolySci), Brooklyn Law School (JD), and UCLA (MFA in Screenwriting).  
    To find out more about the novel, go to www.patriotsthenovel.com. 

Katie Berkowitz At UMBC

    Former South River standout soccer player Katie Berkowitz  is a junior at UMBC and is on their soccer team roster.  Her bio can be read at:  http://umbcretrievers.com/sports/wsoc/2017-18/bios/berkowitz_katie_kqyt

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Casandra LaTorre At Greensboro


    Casandra LaTorre, daughter of Cynthia and Jonathon LaTorre of Davidsonville, is a freshman at Greensboro College and is on their soccer team roster.  You can read her bio at:  http://greensborocollegesports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4567&path=wsoc

Flowers At Doepkins Farm

Here is a photo of the "hill" on Doepkins Farm on 424 in Davidsonville.
Here is a link to a previous article/photos about the farm.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Kelsey Ritter At Towson U.


Kelsey Ritter, daughter of Tara and  Michael Ritter of Davidsonville, is a senior  at Towson University and is on their soccer team.  You can read her bio at:  http://www.towsontigers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=7670&path=wsoc

Gabby Winsky At Washington College


    Gabby Winsky of Davidsonville is a senior at Washington College and is on their basketball team.  You can read her bio at:  http://washingtoncollegesports.com/sports/wbkb/2017-18/bios/winsky_gabby_rr6b

Connor Cox Leads FSU To Another Win

      Frostburg State Junior Connor Cox  of Davidsonville  tossed two touchdown passes to classmate Sergio Andino and junior Jamaal Morant ran for two touchdowns as No. 15 Frostburg won for the third-straight game on Friday night as it rolled past Southern Virginia, 35-3.
      You can read more about the victory at:  http://www.frostburgsports.com/news/2017/10/27/football-bobcats-roll-to-third-straight-win.aspx?path=football

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville homes sales include:

1)     A two story home on 17.70 acres at 215 Emily's Way sold by the Estate of  Ellen Buck to
Brandon Mullins for $635,000.


2)    A  1 1/2 story home on 2.03 acres at 723 Peggy Stewart Ct. sold by Andrew  and Lynda Turner to Robert Wood and Tracy Cannon for $1,280,000


Joshua Carroll Is Md Teacher Of Year


A veteran Anne Arundel County high school teacher was named Maryland Teacher of the Year on Friday night in front of hundreds of educators at an awards dinner in Baltimore County.
Joshua Carroll, a South River High School teacher, is known for his success teaching project-based lessons in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. He has worked in the Anne Arundel school system for 18 years.
Carroll, 40, will go on to compete for National Teacher of the Year, a designation that several Maryland teachers have received. In the past 11 years, the state has had five national finalists, three of whom went on to win the national award.
“I’m incredibly proud of my students,” Carroll said. “They have made me look good with their achievements.”

To read more about Joshua and also the Teacher of the Year Award,  go to:
http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/schools/ph-ac-cn-aacps-teacherofyear-0427-20170426-story.html

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Chris Navarro At U. of MD


    Chris Navarro is on the U. of  MD golf team roster for the 2017-18 year. His bio can be read at:
http://www.umterps.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=210249687&DB_OEM_ID=29700
    Chris has been in several articles published on this web site in recent years.  You can find them by doing a SEARCH in the upper left corner of the screen.

All Hallows Celebration of 325 Years

    The Anglican Church in Maryland goes back to 1659,  but was formally established with 30 parishes in 1692.  The local parish consists of the "Brick Church" on Rt. 2,  and the "chapel" on Rt. 214 near the intersection of Rt. 424.   They will be celebrating 325 years of history.  The details of the celebration and history can be read in Jerri Anne  Hopkin's article at:

http://www.capitalgazette.com/neighborhoods/ac-cm-south-county-1028-story.html

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Elizabeth Johnson Passes Away

     Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Johnson, 89, of Lothian passed away October 21, 2017 at Riva Terrace Assisted Living in Davidsonville. 
     She was born April 1, 1928 in Lothian to Calvert Lorenzo and Elizabeth Anne "Lillie" (Moreland) Wilkinson. Betty attended Owensville Elementary School and graduated from Southern High School in 1946. She married John Herbert Johnson on October 17, 1947 and they lived in Lothian, where Betty was primarily a homemaker raising her three children. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, reading and sewing. Betty loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and nieces and nephews who affectionately called her MeMaw.
     Betty was preceded in death by her husband John Herbert Johnson, Sr. She is survived by children John Herbert Johnson, Jr. and wife Julia of Lothian, Barbara Tucker and partner Dan Westland of Hampstead and Linda Gibson and husband David of Lothian, six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She is also survived by siblings Mary Cranford and husband Jim of Lothian, Genie Greenwell and husband Mike of Davidsonville, Thomas Wilkinson and wife Patricia of Lothian, and Nellie Jones (late husband Bernard Lee) of Lothian, as well as several nieces and nephews.   
     Family and friends will be received Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Owings. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 AM at Mt. Zion U.M. Church, Lothian. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Contributions in Betty's name may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake or the 
. Visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com.