Sunday, October 22, 2017

Conner Cox Leads FSU To Win

    Conner Cox of Davidsonville lead the 16th ranked Frostburg State University Bobcats to a 62-3 victory at their homecoming.  Conner was 12 of 17 in passing, good for 295 yards, 4 TDs and one interception.
    For game details,  go to:

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Free State Fly Fishers Meet Nov. 1

Jesse L. Iliff, the South River keeper, will discuss the South River's "Score Card" at a Free State Fly Fishers meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the Davidsonville Family Recreation sCenter, 3727 Queen Anne Bridge Road.

Cheers For Volunteers Fund Raiser

The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center holds its inaugural Cheers for Volunteers fundraising event at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Renditions Golf, 1380 Central Ave. in Davidsonville.
Attendees will enjoy wine tastings from five different regions around the world, hors d’oeuvres and games with prizes. A silent travel auction, which will include trips for two (airfare included and no blackout dates) to Tuscany, France, Costa Rica and Spain.
Tickets are $65. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Proceeds will help support the AACVC, whose mission it is to inspire, strengthen and improve the community of Anne Arundel County by supporting non-profits, coordinating volunteers, and building coalitions with local businesses, according to a news release.

Friday, October 20, 2017

William Fromherz Wins Tennis Tournament

William Fromherz (Davidsonville) defeated Daniel McNair (Annapolis) in the boys 12 singles 6-3, 2-6, 10-4   at the AACS Eagle Fall Junior Smash in Severn on Oct. 7

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home with no basement on 3.95 acres at 1201 Village Lake Dr. was sold by Kenneth Fisher to Patrick Mulligan for $581,000.

2)    A one story home with no basement on .33 acre at 1501 Manor View Rd was sold by Cynthia Bryant to Sammy and Jill Spann for $345,900.

Emma Shiflett Passes Away

    Emma Jean Shiflett went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 16, 2017. Family members awaiting her arrival in Glory include her parents Mae Patton Whisman (d April 22, 2002) and Emmett Mock Whisman (d April 10, 1981), brother Richard Thomas Whisman (d April 7, 2007), grandson Joshua Robert Olshaw (d October 24, 2015), and daughter Debra Lynn Shiflett Olshaw (d February 6, 2017).            Jean made her appearance in her grandparents home March 5,1936 during a huge blizzard in Fries, Virginia, a small village in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Jean attended school in Fries until 1950 when her family relocated to Cumberstone Road, West River, MD. Jean attended Southern High School. Before this move she had never been more than 25 miles away from Fries. Jean became a Christian while attending a revival service in Fries. In Maryland her dear friend, Yvonne Moreland Burns introduced Jean to the love of her life, George Mckinley Shiflett. Their first date was attending a prayer meeting at the Annapolis First Church of the Nazarene. After a 6-month courtship they united in marriage on July 2, 1953. It was so hot that day, the candles melted without being lit. Jean provided a loving home for her family that included two daughters Coni Jean Shiflett Giannini and Debra Lynn Shiflett Olshaw. Jean was known for her generous hospitality and good home cooking. Frequent guests included midshipmen, church friends and extended family for holiday celebrations and Sunday dinners. Many of her recipes have been passed down to her children and grandchildren. Jean had many interests and talents. An excellent seamstress, she made clothes for herself, her daughters and numerous Barbie dolls. Jean enjoyed counted cross-stitch and folk art painting, and shared her talent by gifting many items to family and friends. She loved to be outside in all seasons. A natural gardener with a designer's eye for landscaping, many people commented on the beautiful yard. She also enjoyed long walks and hiking in the area. In retirement Jean and George camped cross country three times and visited mainland Canada and Nova Scotia Jean's church family will recall the many roles and tasks she willingly took on, including hosting Bible Studies, church missions, and dinners as well as wherever her energy was most needed.        Jean is survived by her husband of 64 years, George Mckinley Shiflett, daughter Coni (Bob) Giannini, and granddaughters Neva Giannini (Jan Henriksen), Teresa Giannini, and Mara (Joe) Collinson as well as son-in-law Bob Olshaw and granddaughter Abigail Olshaw. Jean will be greatly missed by her best friend and sister, Sandra Rogers. 
    Burial will be private. All are invited to attend a memorial service at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 4012 Birdsville Road, Davidsonville Md. 21035 on December 2, 2017. The 11 o'clock service will be followed by a reception in the church hall. Donations in honor of Jean's life and love of the church may be made to the Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Janet Chinn Passes Away

    Janet Lucille Chinn, 83, a resident of Annapolis, MD for twenty-one years and previously of Landover Hills, MD died on Monday, October 16 at the Mandrin Hospice House in Harwood, MD due to complications associated with dementia. 
    Born on February 5, 1934, in Washington, DC, Janet was a 1952 graduate of Bladensburg High School and later attended the University of Maryland. She worked as a Montessori School teacher. Janet enjoyed crafts, gardening and raising her family. 
    She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 58 years, Richard Chinn; her sons, Michael Chinn of Columbia, MD and Kevin Chinn of Baltimore, MD and her grandson, Christopher Chinn of Shady Side, MD. 
    A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 23 at 12 pm at Riva Trace Baptist Church, 475 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Inurnment will be private. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

DFRC Organizations Directory

The following organzitions are currently using the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center. Contact info is included.
A. A. Co, Rec and Parks           
          Chris Carroll,   
A. A. C o Farmers Market
          Martin Zehner, Sr.    410-798-5083
Anne Arundel Radio Club
          Milford Craig
Boy Scouts
          Vivian Stefany
Canine Training Assn
          Milly  Welsh
Coast Guard Aux. Assn.
          Marjorie Voith
Davidsonville Area Civie Assn.
          Gerry Coffman
Davidsonville Dance Club
          Dennis Logan
Free State Fly Fishers
          Dick Friis
Girl Scouts
          Teressa Washington
National Capitol Radio and TV
          Dick Maio
South County Pre-K Coop
          Barbara Freeman

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Connor Cox Leads Frostburg to Win

Quarterback Connor Cox of Davidsonville led the Frostburg State U. football team to a 59-7 win Oct. 14.  Connor was 17 of 19 passing for  294 yards, four TDs and no interceptions.    You can read more details at:

Christmas Market At DUMC

An Alternative Christmas Market is coming to Davidsonville United Methodist Church on Nov. 4-5. Shoppers may buy gifts and help women in less-developed countries.
The United Methodist Women are sponsoring the sale that has items such as toys, scarves, placemats, jewelry, various baskets, scented soaps, stationery sets and different olive wood items from Ten Thousand Villages. This organization buys the products from the women and then markets them in the United States.
Selling goods from Ten Thousand Villages directly helps people with little access to other ways to earn income. They will also donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the UMW for hosting the event. This will go to a shelter for battered women.
The market will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 and noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 Central Ave. For more information, visit

Complete Player Charity

The Complete Player Charity is a nonprofit that develops and prepares students and athletes for success in academic, sports, and in life through youth baseball teams, academic enrichment programs for students in second to eighth grades, and baseball and academic grants.
On Oct. 21, it hosts its first TCP Fundraising Dinner at the Mid-Atlantic Community Church in Davidsonville, where they will recognize the accomplishments of their organization and athletes. A surprise speaker is scheduled and they will award over $2,000 worth of grants to some of their athletes.
For more information, visit or Follow on Twitter @tcpcharity and @tcpbaseball.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Florence Smollon Passes Away

    Florence E. "Flo" Smollon, 90, a 20-year resident of Annapolis and previously of Davidsonville and Severna Park, MD, passed away on October 9, 2017, at Anne Arundel Medical Center. 
    Born on August 22, 1927, in Brooklyn, NY to the late William and Louise Kelly, Flo cherished her vocation as a wife and mother. She also worked for a while as the secretary to former Anne Arundel County Executive, Bob Pascal, and provided support to the Maryland State Legislature. Flo was a member of the Republican Women's Club, Harbor Hills Garden Club, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Severna Park and Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville. She enjoyed china painting, stained glass and instructing adult reading classes. Her greatest passion though was spending time with her family. 
    In addition to her parents, Flo was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Frank John Smollon, Jr. who died in 2012; two of her children, Gregory Smollon and Karen Hill; two brothers, William and Donald Kelly and her sister, Dorothy LeValley. Two sons survive her, Frank (Rosemary) Smollon III of Riva, MD, and Michael (Alicia) Smollon of Annapolis; a son-in-law, Frederick Hill of Arnold; four grandsons, Frank IV, Jeffrey and Steven Smollon and Frederick Hill; a granddaughter, Kelly Garza, and nine great-grandchildren. 
    A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, followed by burial at Lakemont Memorial Gardens. Friends are invited to join the family afterward at Ginger Cove Friendship Hall, 4000 River Crescent Drive, Annapolis, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45205-0301, Attn: Gift Processing or Online condolences available at:

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Roedown Farm Web Site

Bonfire On Oct. 21

Invitation from the Davidsonville United Methodist Church.
Join us Saturday October 21 at 5:30 PM for a church bonfire at the Hopkins Farm! It will be an evening full of fall fun and fellowship. We will provide hot dogs and stuff for s'mores, church members are asked to bring a dish to share.

History Of Holy Family Church

Most Expensive D'Ville Home

   There are presently 47 homes for sale in Davidsonville, seven of which are listed for over $1,000,000.  The most expensive is at 1613 Birdsville Road listed at $1,425,000.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Fay Myers Passes Away

Fay Neville Myers, 75, a resident of Riva, MD for fifty-seven years, died on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at her home. 

She was born on August 25, 1942, in Annapolis, MD to the late Howard and Ottie Bassford. Fay retired from the State of Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation where she worked as an administrative assistant. She was a longtime member of Riva Trace Baptist Church as well as the Annapolis Quilt Guild. In her spare time, Fay enjoyed gardening, quilting, cooking, and reading. She is survived by her two sons, Michael Myers of Baltimore, MD and Kevin Myers of Riva MD, his wife, Dianne, and their son, Scott Myers. 

A memorial gathering will be held at 10 a.m. with a service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Riva Trace Baptist Church, 475 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD 21035. A lunch reception will be held immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Riva Trace Baptist Church. Condolences may be made at:

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

1)    A two story home on .90 acre at 907 Malvern Hill Drive sold by 
Douglas and Patricia Winkler to Matthew and Danielle Anderson for $810,000.

2)    A two story home on 2.11 acres at 735 Sharpsburg Drive sold by 
Robert and  Jessica Schick to John and Jessica Findanis for $620,000

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

1)  A two story home on 2.28 acres at 3880 Greenmeadow Lane sold by Terry Vithoulkas to Kristofer and Katie Bisci for $785,000.

 2)    A two story home on 2.96 acres at  2504 Howard Grove Rd sold by Robbert Binner to Timothy and Elizabeth Chapman  for $1,150,000

Frostburg U. Loses In OT

Ninth-ranked Frostburg had an aggressive rally against No. 19 Wesley come up just short as the Bobcats fell in overtime to the Wolverines, 27-24, at Bobcat Stadium, Saturday.

QB Connor Cox of Davidsonville finished with 222 yards and three touchdowns, while completing 27 of 43 passes as the Bobcats 13 game winning streak was ended by Wesley.  

Wesley was the last team to defeat Frostburg in week three of last season.  Frostburg also had an 11-game NJAC winning streak snapped. Frostburg and Wesley shared the NJAC trophy a year ago. 

Here is a good recap of the game:

Here is a detailed look at the Frostburg and Wesley teams prior to their game on Sat.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Davis & Traxler In AACTA Tournament

   The AACTA (Anne Arundel County Tennis Assn)  Fall Tournament started on Wednesday afternoon under the able direction of Stacia Bontempo. The finals are scheduled on Sunday. Local players will have to contend with players from as far away as Virginia and Florida. The top seeds include many local players from the county.
Men’s open singles: (1) Reginald Beard (S. Chesterfield, Va.), (2) Robert Nuscher (Severn).
Men’s 50 singles: (1) John Donelson (McLean, Va.), (2) Richard Boothe (Darnestown).
Men’s 4.0 singles: (1) Matt Horowitz (Fulton), (2) Gary Fourson (Lanham).
Women’s 4.0 singles: (1) Donna Fox (Lothian), (2) Kristin Draper (Annapolis).
Mixed open doubles: (1) Barbara and Thomas Linke (Odenton), (2) Angela Bennett (Annapolis) and Jamie Engles (Glen Burnie).
Combined mixed 8.5 doubles: (1) Gary Gladden (Odenton) and Marla LaHaye (Annapolis), (2) Michael Davis (Davidsonville) and Ann Traxler (Davidsonville).

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Retired Racehorse Symposium Oct. 5-8

Vetoquinol USA, the veterinary pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing animal health products with veterinarian-approved formulas for the last 80 years, recently announced its sponsorship with the Retired Racehorse Project. 
The Retired Racehorse Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing demand for thoroughbred horses off the track. The Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium will be taking place at Kentucky Horse Park in Davidsonville, Maryland on October 5 through 8.
For the complete article,  go to:

Man Injured In D'Ville Accident

A 29-year-old man was seriously injured after crashing his car in Davidsonville Tuesday morning.
Firefighters responded to a report of a crash in the area of Defense Highway and Rutland Road at 9:40 a.m., the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said.
A driver flipped his vehicle and landed on the shoulder of the road in a single vehicle crash, the department said. The man was the only person in the car.
He was briefly trapped in the vehicle, the department said, and was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center to be treated for critical, potentially life-threatening injuries.

D'Ville Man Arrested On Gun Charges

DAVIDSONVILLE, MD — A man on probation for attempted armed robbery now faces new criminal charges and a probation violation hearing after he reportedly pointed a gun at a Davidsonville neighbor during a dispute. Anne Arundel County Police say the argument was reported Monday afternoon in the 3800 block of Queen Anne Bridge Road.
When officers arrived they were told that two men, who are neighbors, were engaged in a dispute. During the argument, suspect Christian Allen Kinzer, 20, of the 3800 block of Queen Anne Bridge Road in Davidsonville, lifted his shirt to show a handgun tucked in his waistband, police say. Kinzer reportedly threatened the victim with a rifle by pointing it at him, then left the scene.
Officers located Kinzer, who was identified by the victim. The rifle and gun were recovered and Kinzer was arrested. No shots were fired during the confrontation and there were no injuries.
Authorities say Kinzer is prohibited from possessing firearms and was charged accordingly.

Starobin In Army-Navy Match

The 80th edition of the men’s golf Army-Navy Star match got underway on Saturday with the first of two days of action. Army West Point took a 2.5-1.5 lead over Navy after the four-ball portion of the meet on a cool, sunny Saturday morning in Annapolis. The  Ryder Cup format has the two teams play four-ball matches on the first day and seven singles matches on day two.

Junior Matthew Starobin (Davidsonville and Spalding HS) and freshman Charlie Musto were three holes down early in their match before rallying on the back nine to get back to all square. On 18, Musto missed a 10-foot putt that would have secured the Navy point. The match was halved with each team earning a half a point.

Lionel Whitcombe At St. Vincents College

   Lionel Whitcombe,  son of  Dave and Beth Gray of Davidsonville,  is a junior at St. Vincents College and is on their soccer team.  His photos and bio can be seen/read at:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Truck Exhibit For Kids.

Children of all ages are welcome to sit in, climb on and see trucks of all kinds including emergency vehicles, construction equipment, 18-wheelers, antique trucks, a dragster and more from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church, 1657 Crofton Parkway. Admission is free, but a donation of a canned good to the Crofton Christian Caring Council is encouraged.

Painting Exhibit This Weekend

The Annapolis Watercolor Club hosts a painting exhibit sponsored by Historic Linthicum Walks, 2295 Davidsonville Road, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The exhibit features work of community artists. An awards ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call 703-798-4467 or visit

Dysautonomia International Fund Raiser

Join dysautonomia families and friends at the Killarney House  in Davidsonville, MD for a four-course dinner and 50/50 raffle to benefit Dysautonomia International. We will display the proclamation issued by the Governor of Maryland too!

No reservation or prepurchase of tickets required. Anyone who wants to participate in the fundraiser can order the 4 course meal for $25 dollars. Gluten free options available. $10 from each purchase will be donated to Dysautonomia International.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Stella Redmiles Passes Away

    Stella M. Redmiles, 86, a 37-year resident of Davidsonville and previously of Cheverly, MD, passed away on September 28, 2017 at her home. 
    Born on July 28, 1931 in Washington, DC, to the late Joseph and Gladys Mudd, Stella was a graduate and the prom queen of Bladensburg High School's Class of 1948. She continued her studies at the University of Maryland where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in three years and ranked number two in her graduating class from the College of Business and Public Administration. Stella enjoyed a successful 40-year career at the Suburban Federal Savings Bank, rising to the level of Executive Vice President before retiring in 1995. Upon her retirement, Stella accepted an invitation to remain on the bank's Board of Directors, a position she held for several years. In her spare time, Stella liked to play golf, read, travel and relax at her vacation home in Stephens City, VA. Her passion though was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    In addition to her parents, Stella was preceded in death by her grandson, Thomas Redmiles and her sister, Marjorie Ryan. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Donald Redmiles; two sons, Joseph (Mary) Redmiles and Glenn (Irene) Redmiles, both of Davidsonville; two sisters, Barbara Maloney of Dayton, MD and Dorothy Gundling of Florida; four grandchildren, Matthew Redmiles of Ocean Pines, MD, Colleen (Jon) Isett of Davidsonville and Donald and Katie Redmiles, both of Annapolis, MD; and three great-granddaughters.
    Friends are invited to celebrate Stella's life with her family from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, October 2 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater where Stella's funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3. Burial will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, 386 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor, New York, New York 10016 or at

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)   A two story home on 1.23 acre at  711 Peggy Stewart Ct. sold by William Castleberry, Trustee, to Zachary and Anne Schneider for $900,000.

2)  A two story home on 1.00 acre at 1026 Ashe St sold by Edward Senasack to Charles Fraser and Stefanie Tincher.

Free State Fly Fishers

Free State Fly Fishers meeting Oct. 4. Capt. Chris Karwacki presents “Fly and Light Tackle Fishing the Flats of Tangier Sound.” 7:30 p.m. at Davidsonville Family Center, 3727 Queen Anne Bridge Rd., Davidsonville.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Kathy Rogers To Run For State's Atty

Former Anne Arundel County prosecutor Kathy Rogers plans to challenge State’s Attorney Wes Adams next year, setting up a contest with the man who fired her on his first day in office.
Rogers, from Davidsonville,  announced Tuesday she will run in the June Republican primary, almost certainly pitting her against Adams.

To read the complete article,  and also see video of Kathy Rogers,  go to:

Monday, September 25, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 1.20 acre at 1078 Galway Rd. sold by Lawrence Dickson to Tommy D. Tran and Thuong T. Le for $530,000.

2)    A split level home on 1.14 acre at 3487 Godspeed Rd. sold by Michael Milone to J. Kenneth Schelbert and Lora Degaetano for $779,000.

Davidsonville Corn Maze

This fall there are three corn mazes in the county including one at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Connor Cox Leads Frostburg to Win

    Connor Cox threw 3 TDs on Sat. as Frostburg State Beat Rowen 24-10.  This was a battle of unbeaten teams (each 3-0),  with Frostburg extending its winning streak to 13 games.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Blessing Of The Animals

All Hallows Episcopal Church of Davidsonville will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals at 3 p.m. Oct 1 at the chapel, 864 Central Ave.
All animals and their owners (or staff) are welcome to attend and receive the blessing. For your pets’ safety, be sure they are securely leashed, harnessed or in a carrier.
For more information, visit

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Knightongale Farm Opens 9-30

  Knightongale Farms Pumpkin Patch opens for the 2017 season on Sept. 30.   You can get your pumpkins, or,  take part in the many activities that they have for children.  For more info,  go to:

DAA Football Participation Drops

The Davidsonville Athletic Association has been hit hard by the drop in youth football participation across Anne Arundel County. In 2013, the organization fielded seven tackle football teams in AAYFA competition. This year, it has just one, in the 11-year-old classification.
Ruben Pavon, football commissioner for the DAA Gators last year, took notice.
“I had to do something as a commissioner. What can I do to bring kids in?” Pavon said.
Through an internet search, he found a program that intrigued him called Junior Development League (JDL) Football. JDL’s unique format soon convinced Pavon to implement it in Davidsonville. The program is the first of its kind in Maryland, and now, several weeks into the season, 40 children ages 8 to 11 from across the county are participating.

To read more about this program,  go to:

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1 A new two story home on 5.94 acres at 603 Churchill Circle sold by Lighthouse Development Ltd. Partnership to Kenneth Wood III for $941,688

2)  A one story home on 2.57 acres at 644 Santa Maria Lane sold by Robert Maloof to Deepak and Sabita Sharma for $1,595,000.

Fall Festival At CCF Oct. 7

Fall Festival on October 7th
Chesapeake Christian Fellowship Church
337 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville

Fun for all ages 
Jump in the inflatables 
grab some give aways
pet and play with live animals 
check out the car show 
and more!

Fall Festival At Grace EP Sept 30

Free FALL FESTIVAL 2017 in Davidsonville!

Sat., Sep. 30, 10 a.m.
4012 Birdsville Road 


Fall Festival At Homestead Oct. 8

    Homestead Gardens will hold their annual Fall Festival on Oct. 8.  For details, go to:

Cox Leads Frostburg To Win

    Davidsonville's Conner Cox was 18 of 31 at quarterback for Frostburg State in their win Sat. over Christopher Newport University.  Conner's passes totaled 283 yards with 2 TDs and 3 interceptions.
    For details of the game,  go to:  .

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Jean Tydings Passes Away

      Jean Elizabeth Tydings, a 15-year resident of Riva and previously of Davidsonville and Hyattsville, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017.
      Jeanie was 69.Jeanie was born on December 1, 1947 in Cheverly, MD to the late Edward and Gwendolyn Clark McManus. She was a 1965 graduate of Northwestern High School. Jeanie worked as a secretary and administrative assistant for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) until she retired in 1999. Her interests included spending time with her family, reading, and she was an avid Washington Capitals fan.
      She is survived by her daughter Jennifer Mobley of Edgewater; former husband and friend Brian Mills of Edgewater, step-sons; Andy Tydings of Mechanicsville, Kevin Tydings of South Carolina and Frank Tydings of Davidsonville, her siblings; Jacqueline Fraber of Crofton and the late Jerry McManus, and her niece; Christina Fraber. Also survived by 10 grandchildren; Jackson, Andie Marie, Elijah, Joshua, Michael, Cameron, Rachel, Frankie, Allie and Katie.
      Family and friends are invited to celebrate Jean's life on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 1pm until 4pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403 or to Rude Ranch Animal Rescue, 3200 Ivy Way, Harwood, MD 20776.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on 1.26 acre at 2604 Corleto Ct. sold by Juddson and Rebecca Chason to Mark Lester and Vicki Bingham-Lester for $1,200,000.

2)    A one story home on 2.62 acres at 3752 Tanglewood Lane sold by Anthony Gallo to Christopher Kock and Kyle Lentz for $786,000.

New Fertilizer Available At Homestead

    Homestead Gardens is using and selling a new soil amendment that is made from waste and shipped to Homestead in bulk.  As well as using it on the company farm,  they are selling it to customers in bulk or bucket, and they plan to sell it in bags by spring.  

Monday, September 11, 2017

Regan Leavitt at U. of Michigan

    Regan Leavitt,  daughter of Doug and Moira Leavitt of Davidsonville,  is a junior on the field hockey team at the University of Michigan.  Her bio can be read at:

Connor Cox Leads Frostburg To Win

    QB Connor Cox completed 15 of 21 passes for 274 yards,  with TDs of 57 and 18 yards, as the Frostburg Bobcats coasted to a 49-14 win over The College of New Jersey.  Connor,   a Davidsonville resident, attended South River High.
    Connor's bio can be read at:

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Dr. William Jones Receives Award

From the Capital Gazette:
Dr. William P. Jones and his wife, Patricia, 
at the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians Installation and Awards Luncheon 
at the University of Maryland, College Park
In the 21st century, an age of marvelous medical technologies and specialties, the dedicated family physician can sometimes seem to be an overlooked figure. But in one instance at least, that’s not the case.
Recently, the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians recognized longtime Shady Side practitioner Dr. William P. Jones for professional and civic achievements and contributions of the highest level and presented him with the MDAFP Lifetime Achievement Award. Jones was the ninth recipient of this award.
The award was given to Jones at the MDAFP Installation and Awards Luncheon by MDAFP President Dr. Patricia Czapp, during the Maryland Family Medicine Summit at the University of Maryland, College Park.
“They called me up and said that I would get a Lifetime Achievement award and I said what does that mean?” Jones said. “They said I’d put in a lot of time and effort in all the offices in the organization and they thought I should get it. And I said OK.”

Jones has been a member of the MDAFP since 1981 and has held, as he puts it, “just about every office in the place, including president.”
After medical school, Jones interned in San Diego at the Naval Hospital, the largest naval hospital in the world with 37,050 beds. He then did a tour on the USS Niagara Falls, a supply ship for the hospital ships Sanctuary and Repose running from Japan to Danang, as a physician during the Vietnam War.
After leaving the Navy, Jones worked at the Suburban Hospital in Bethesda until 1981, and then opened a practice in Annapolis. The family moved to Davidsonville in 1979. Later, he purchased the practice from Dr. Emily Wilson in Davidsonville. In 1991, he purchased half of his current practice in Shady Side. Jones has also been deputy medical examiner for Anne Arundel County since 1983.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Josh Carroll Up For Teacher of Year

South River High School teacher Josh Carroll today was named a finalist for the 2017-18 Maryland Teacher of the Year by the Maryland State Department of Education.

Carroll, who teaches STEM classes at the Edgewater school, is one of seven finalists for the award. The others are: Justin Holbrook of Baltimore City, Thomas McHugh of Carroll County, Heather Roth of Garrett County, Amy E. Mangold of Harford County, Maddy Halbach of Howard County, and Katie Fox of Talbot County.

Maddy Ulery At U. of MD.

    Maddy Ulery,  daughter of Scott and Beth Ulery of Davidsonville,  is a junior at U. of MD and is on their field hockey team.  Her bio can be read at:

Jilliann Ulery At Appalacian State

  Jilliann Ulery,  daughter of Scott and Beth Ulery of Davidsdonville,  is a freshman at Appalacian State U. and is on their field hockey team.  Her bio can be read at:

Brighde Williamson At AACC

    Brighde Williamson,  daughter of Paul Williamson and Kellie Maranto of Davidsonville is a freshman at AACC and is on their volleyball team.  Her bio can be read at:

Big Estate Sale Sat-Sun In Eagles Passages

James Emery Popp Passes Away

    James Popp of Davidsonville was an avid car collector, among many other activities.  He was known for his collection of Edsels that were built in 1958-60.
    I missed his obituary of nine months ago  because there is no mention of Davidsonville in it.
    There is a link at the end of the obituary which is to a long Washington Times article  about Jim and his cars.

  Jim peacefully passed away from complications of dementia on December 5, 2016 with his wife Carolyn at his side. Jim was born in Windber, PA on October 2, 1940.
  He was the oldest of three sons. He graduated from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA with a degree in Mathematics. He moved to the DC area to work for the Department of Defense upon graduation in 1962. Jim continued his education and obtained advanced degrees from Catholic University in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. Jim had many hobbies and for several years he and his wife, Carolyn were avid golfers. Jim had the rare accomplishment of having achieved two Hole-In-Ones. Jim played the piano, organ and violin, collected stamps, playing bridge, enjoyed reading books and magazines related to physics, outer space and he liked Tom Clancey novels. Jim always had a love of automobiles and for several years competed in National Road Rallys and autocross activities. He also raced an Austin Healey Sprite at such race tracks as Marlboro, Watkins Glen and Summit Point. In the late 1980's, his love of cars took him in the direction of antique cars and he began to restore and collect Ford products. He especially had a love for the Edsel automobiles and he became an expert about the cars and their history. He was often called upon to be Chief Judge for car show events since he had a detailed knowledge of authenticity and judging procedures. He and his wife, Carolyn, joined several car clubs and attended many car club national meets every year. They were very active in several national car clubs including the Edsel Owners Club, International Edsel Club, Lincoln and Continental Owners Club, the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Classic Car Club. Jim was also active for several years in local car clubs (Street Cars of Desire and Asphalt Angels of Maryland). Due to Jim's attention to detail and his desire for perfection, his cars won top honors at national events and prestigious and invitation only car shows like Ameila Island Concourse and other Concourse and charity events held around the country. Over the time span of several years, Jim built a unique collection of Ford Automobiles including fully restored cars, and several very low mileage original cars. Jim also established the "Shrine of the Holy Grill" 501(c)(3) charity to raise money for local children's charities. 
  In addition to his wife, Carolyn, Jim is survived by one brother, Ronald Popp, his wife Joan and their three sons, a niece, Robin Rose and her husband Mark and their five children and a nephew, Michael Popp and his wife Tamara and their son.
  The Robert Evans Funeral Home in Bowie, MD will be handling the arrangements. Viewing will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016, from 2pm-4pm and 6pm until 8pm. The burial will be private. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Salvation Army and Toys for Tots to help the less fortunate during the holiday season.
    To read about Jim and his car collecting,  go to the following article:

Colleen Harris Is New Principal

    Former Davidsonville Elementary principal Jeanne Hostetter has retired after ten years.  The new pincipal is Colleen Harris who was previously the principal at Deale and Crofton Woods Elementary school.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A two story home on .92 acre at 2414 Fox Creek Lane sold by Daniel Wilson to  William and Lindsay Clarke for $799,900.

2)    A one story home on 2.71 acres at 1001 Wayson Way sold by the James Schraf Trust to Eldon Weinstein and Rebecca Cramer for $670,000.

Sarah King At Yale U.

    Sarah King is a freshman on the Yale University Field Hockey team.    Her bio can be read at:

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Armstead Wayson Family History

From the Capital-Gazette:
Editor’s note: In our latest Capital Hometown Sketch, Harwood resident Karen Wayson has her own story to tell about her own grandfather.
These are my memories of my grandfather. Other people may have their own versions, let them tell theirs. This is what I remember.
When he was a newlywed with one son, he drove a bus in Washington, D.C. He always had a love for baseball. His passion for baseball led him to a chance of being on a professional team. I'm pretty sure the team was the Washington Senators. It meant that he would be on the road a lot traveling to other cities. He played with such enthusiasm that often when sliding into base he would split open his pants.
My grandmother knew he would be gone a lot during the season. She gave him an ultimatum: either stay with her and his baby son and have a regular job or choose baseball and lose her.
My grandfather, of course, chose my grandmother and my father, Kenneth. He and my grandmother went on to open a small restaurant, and they lived in the back. They saved and bought a farm in Davidsonville. It was beautiful and already named Cottage Farm. (Sadly, it’s now a subdivision.)They raised cattle and hogs. Tobacco, hay and corn were the main crops.
In the 1960s I would visit the farm often. One of my favorite things to do would be to climb up on the silo and get on the barn roof. From that vantage point I could watch the cows come back from the fields and see the sunset. As I sat there, I could see Birdsville Road. A car would occasionally pass by.
It was just a perfect farm — it even had an apple orchard.
The family grew to two boys and two girls.The small restaurant was a success. I'm not surprised, my grandmother was a fantastic cook. It wasn't long after opening the restaurant, that they realized that they needed a larger one.
The found a piece of property at the intersection of routes 301 and 197 in Mitchellville. They built a restaurant, motel, liquor store and bar and were very successful.
My uncle, David, also had a love for baseball. As an adult, he built baseball fields beside the restaurant and named them after my grandfather. My grandfather did not live to see them. I was 18 when he died.
I have so many good memories of him. As often as he could, he would go to Washington Senators games. I got to go with him several times.
My uncle, David, played baseball almost all of his life. When he was little, my grandfather tried to make it to almost all of his games. The games he was able to attend, my grandfather would umpire.
My grandfather, who would split his pants sliding into base, was Armstead Scrivner Wayson.
But they called him “Rip.”

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Conor Baldwin At Catholic U.

    Conor Baldwin, son of Marc and Cheryl Baldwin of Davidsonville, is a junior at Catholic University and is on their football team.   The 6' 0", 238 lb defensive lineman is majoring in business.    His bio can be read at:

Spay Spa and Neuter Nook

So far this year the Spay Spa & Neuter Nook, 1251 West Central Ave. in Davidsonville, has spayed and neutered more than 6,000 dogs, cats, bunnies and guinea pigs. But there are still a lot of animals out there that need help. For September, they hope everyone will spay or neuter their pets as part of going back to school.
Neuter costs (depending on weight) for male dogs are $75 and up; male cats are $40. Spay costs for female dogs (depending on weight) are $85 and up; female cats are $55.
And they will spay/neuter, give rabies vaccinations and ear tip feral, stray and community cats for $35.
They also seek volunteers, age 18 and older, at the spay/neuter clinic to help prepare surgical instruments for sterilization and help monitor patients after surgery, and to help answer phones, take appointments, and give information to prospective clients.
Volunteer for as little as four hours per week. Volunteers are needed between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
For more information, contact Executive Director Robert Rude at info@ruderanch.orgor 443-607-6496, or visit or

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A one story home on 2.00 acres at 3657 Patuxent River Rd was sold by Barney Stokes and Victoria Mason  to Scott and Suzane Braman for $637,000.

Maria Shields Wins At Annapolis 10 Mile Run

    Maria Shields of Davidsonville was one of over 3,000 runners participating in the Annapolis Ten Mile Run last weekend.  Maria finished first in the female 65-69 age group with a time of 1:31:01.
    You can read the full results and see video of the race at:

Home Of The Week

    The Capital Gazette home of the week is Marys Mount in Harwood,  owned by a member of the Glaggett family that has been very active in Davidsonville over the years.  You can read about it at:

Friday, September 1, 2017

James Kitchin Fund Raiser

Please join us at Forevermore Farm in Davidsonville to learn about floral design, create your own one of a kind fresh flower arrangement, and support James Kitchin's campaign for County Council in District 7. 

Sunday, September 17 from 1:30 to 3:00. RSVP today to reserve your space. Light refreshments will be served. 

Attendance requires a $25 per person donation to James' campaign.

Purchase your tickets (make the donation) by September 13th to reserve your flowers. If you don't want to purchase a ticket online, then RSVP by September 13th to

The address for Forevermore Farm will be emailed to you upon purchase of a ticket or when you RSVP by email.

Authorized by Friends of James Kitchin; Lauren Morgan, Treasurer

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Shirley Ann Choulis Passes Away

    Shirley Ann Choulis, 81, a 52-year resident of Riva and previously of New Carrollton, MD, passed away on August 27, 2017 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center.
    Shirley was born in Washington, DC to the late Elmer and Evelyn Wines. After graduating from high school, she married and raised two children, Debra and Gary. Upon their graduations from high school, she worked in sales at the former Woodward and Lothrop and Hecht Company department stores. Then she worked in real estate, specializing in model home sales. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville and the Red Hat Ladies. Her favorite pastime was playing bingo.
    Shirley was preceded in death by her son, Gary Choulis. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, George E. Choulis; one daughter, Debra A. (Ben) Tall of Crofton; a brother, Elmer M. (Connie) Wines, Jr.; one grandson, Nicholas Tall; three granddaughters, April Croissant, Elisabeth Hasbrouck and Michelle Vukmanic; and six great-grandchildren.
    Friends are invited to celebrate Shirley's life from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 1 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 2 in the chapel at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville. Interment will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens.

James Rogers Passes Away

    James W. "Jim" Rogers, 91, a 28-year resident of Davidsonville, MD and previously of University Park, MD, passed away on August 29, 2017 at his home.
    Born on July 4, 1926 in Washington, DC, Jim was the oldest of five children born to the late James and Anna Rogers. He grew up in Hyattsville and attended the University of Maryland. A successful real estate builder and developer, Jim was the proprietor of James W. Rogers Associates in Bladensburg, MD. He was an avid horseman and long-time member of the Marlboro Hunt Club. Jim was also a member of St. Mary's of the Assumption in Upper Marlboro, MD and a previous member of Holy Family in Davidsonville where he actively supported the construction of the new church in the late 1980s. Before moving to Davidsonville, he had been a member of St. Mark's in Hyattsville, MD.
    Jim was preceded in death by his wives, Ellen S. Rogers and Mary Catherine Rogers, and two of his brothers, Phillips C. and William H. Rogers. He is survived by two sons, Jay (Terri) Rogers and Clayton (Christi) Rogers, both of Davidsonville; one daughter, Melissa (Kevin) Morelli of Virginia Beach, VA; two brothers, J. Whitson Rogers of Baltimore, MD and Joseph S. Rogers of Landover, MD; three grandsons, Ryan Hughes, Andrew Rogers Campbell and Eric Morelli; three granddaughters, Emily Morelli Reuter, Jessica Conard and Loren Smith; seven great-grandchildren, and his companion and love of his life, Betty Peters.
    A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 31 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD. Burial will be private. Online condolences and tributes may be offered at: