Sunday, December 31, 2017

Lena Marie Cannon Jones Passes Away

The first part of the obituary is possibly missing from both the Capital version and the funeral home version.  Or,  the two  dates may be birth and death dates.

    November 13, 1966 to December 27, 2017. 
    She was employed as a legal admin at A.A. County Circuit Court. 
    Survived by children Steven Cahn and Michelle Jones both of them of Crownsville, Maryland. Grandchildren Kaydence and Colby Cahn of Pasadena, Maryland. A brother Tim Cannon of Blountdille, Tennessee. Her parents Robert and Donna Cannon of Seaford, Delaware.
    Her interests was Chesapeake Harmony Chores, spending time with her two grandchildren and loved spending time with her friends at the beach. She graduated from South River High School and there she was involved with pom pom and majorettes.
    In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Chesapeake Harmony Chores in honor of Lina Jones. Post office box 173 Severna Park, Maryland 21146. Services will be January 3rd at Chesapeake Christian Fellowship, 377 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, Maryland, 21035 at 6:30pm.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Accident on 424

A pickup truck left the roadway and crashed into a utility pole on 424 northbound across from Meredith Lane  about 6:30 PM Thur. evening.  The front of the truck was extensively damaged.

Mark Loechel Passes Away

    Mark P. Loechel, a one-year resident of Edgewater, MD and previously of Gambrills, MD died at his home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, December 24, 2017.
    He was 62. Born November 16, 1955, in Washington, D.C. to Eleanor and the late Philip Loechel.   He graduated from Towson University with a degree in Mass Communications. Mark was employed at McGraw Hill Education, Simon and Schuster and was the Senior Vice President at Pearson Education. 

    He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, MD. Mark enjoyed spending time with his family, reading, exercising, camping, hiking, and going to the beach. 
    Mark is survived by his wife of 32 years, Christine Loechel; two children, Alex Loechel of Edgewater, MD and Hilary C. Patty and her husband, Matthew of Greenville, NC; and a sister, Patricia Fortier and her husband, Paul of Laurel, MD. Friends are invited to celebrate Mark's life at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD on Thursday, December 28 from 6 to 8 pm.
    A memorial Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD on Friday, December 29 at 4 pm. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to , 100 Painters Mill Rd., Ste. 800, Owings Mills, MD 21117.

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A two story home on .91 acre at 2706 Howard Grove Rd. sold by Bruce and Karen Stanski through  the National Residential Nominee Service Corp. to Megan and William Nasworthy for $889,000

2)  A two story home on 2.02 acres at 3297 Green Ash Rd sold by James Barber Jr., Trustee to Erin and Charles Lawrence for $640,000.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Alexandra DeCesaris Engaged

Saturday, December 23, 2017

South River Fed. Needs Help

The South River Federation needs volunteers for the next month to help record stream flow measurements. The timing of the field outings will be based on rain events.
All you need is a pair of boots that can get wet and muddy and a willingness to walk through the woods. Staff will handle the "in-stream" portion.
To sign up, email Sarah Giordano at

DUMC Christmas Schedule

For the Christmas schedule at Davidsonville United Methodist Church,  go to:

Riva Trace Baptist Christmas Schedule

10:00 a.m. – Sunday Morning Worship
5:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Family Service
8:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Holy Family Christmas Schedule

December 24th - 3:30pm Mass - Church & Unity Hall; 
5:30pm Mass - Church & Unity Hall;
7:30pm Mass - Church; 10pm Mass - Church

December 25th - 9:15am Mass & 11am Mass

Christmas Eve Mass At All Hallows

At 4 p.m. Sunday, All Hallows Brick Church will hold a Christmas Eve Family Mass with Christmas pageant at the chapel, 864 Central Ave. in Davidsonville, with carols and choral music.
At 9:30 p.m., there will be a Prelude and Solemn Eucharist with carols at the Brick Church, 3604 Solomons Island Road in Edgewater. The music will include John Rutter's arrangement of "Sans Day Carol," "Adam Lay Ybounden," "O Magnum Mysterium," John Huston's arrangement of "What Is This Fragrance" and "Carol of the Birds (Bas-quercy)" arranged by musical director Carl Schwartz, as well as other Christmas choral selections and congregational carols.
For more information, visit, call 410-798-0808 or email

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Recent Land Sale

Recent Davidsonville land sales include a 2.07 acre lot at 3296 Green Ash Road sold by Kenneth Rubin to Sean and Patricia Sands for $270,000.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Regina Phillips Passes Away

      On December 16, 2017, Regina I. Phillips passed away at the age of 99. 
      Born in Throop, Pennsylvania, Regina currently lived at Fairfield Nursing & Rehab in Crownsville, and previously at Catholic Charities Friendship House in Odenton and also Crofton Meadows. Beloved wife of the late John D. Phillips; loving mother of John Phillips and his wife Maryann, Joanna Phillips, Christopher Phillips, Richard Phillips and Daniel Phillips. Cherished grandmother of 8, great-grandmother of 7, and great-great-grandmother of 3. 
      Regina loved to crochet and would make hats and baby blankets for Sarah's House. She also enjoyed bingo, coloring and ceramics. Regina was very kind and enjoyed taking care of others. Most especially, she loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren. 
      The family welcomes friends on Thursday, December 28th, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 Central Avenue in Davidsonville, MD, with a funeral mass to follow at 11:00 AM. Interment will be on Friday, December 29th, at 1:00 PM at Valley View Memorial Park Cemetery in Jermyn, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital at or to the at or to the Lazarus Ministry at the Holy Family Catholic Church. For more information or to post condolences, please visit

Monday, December 18, 2017

Pittman Fund Raiser

     Hundreds of Democrats gathered Saturday in the "big barn" on Dodon Farm in Davidsonville as horse farmer and former community organizer Steuart Pittman announced his run for Anne Arundel County executive, hoping to unseat incumbent Republican Steve Schuh. "We're growing too fast," Pittman said in one of his key themes, but "we're not going to be anti-developer." "If we raise $1 million, we can beat Steve Schuh's $3 million easily," said Pittman, as he collected a $1,000 check from the county's firefighters union.  Pittman introduced more than a dozen Democratic candidates running for county council and legislature.     Len Lazarick,

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Free State Fly Fishers Meeting Jan. 3

Wed.,  Jan.3, 2018  7:30 PM at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, Behind Ford Hall
Mark Bange, the President of the Free State Fly Fishers (FSFF), will present "An Inside Look at FSFF Outings". Mark will describe the club's fishing outings in general, how many were offered in 2017, where they were held and the promising and ambitious schedule for 2018.   He will be showing photos from the 11 outings he attended or led in 2017, including the types of fish caught and his successful fishing strategies. 

Minich Home Is Home Of Week

    The Davidsonville home of Dee and Victor Minich is the Home of the Week for the Capital-Gazette this week.  You can tour the home at:

Connor Cox Sets School Records

Frostburg University football was very fortunate this year that a Division I transfer was available and just so happened to have a connection to the city in Allegany County. Connor Cox of Davidsonville  had departed Dayton and was willing to consider Frostburg because that happens to be the hometown of his mother.

“Connor’s mom was born and raised in Frostburg and he still has a ton of family here in town,” Frostburg head coach Fitzgerald said. “Tye and I thought if we could just get Connor on campus we could convince him to play here. Connor came for an official visit and we rolled out the red carpet.”
Cox has developed into the difference-maker those two coaches were hoping he could be and has played an integral role in turning around the Frostburg program. The South River High graduate has thrown for 5,824 yards and 58 touchdowns while leading the Frostburg  Bobcats to a 27-7 record during his three seasons as the starter setting school season and career records

Cox was named Offensive Rookie of the Year in the New Jersey Athletic Conference after throwing for 1,311 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also rushed for 537 yards and three scores.
It has been a steady upward progression ever since with Cox passing for 1,864 yards and 17 touchdowns in leading Frostburg to a 10-1 record that included a Regents Cup victory over in-state rival Salisbury. 
Cox took his game to another level this season, establishing career highs in every category in completing 185 of 310 passes (59.7) percent for career highs of 2,649 yards and 29 touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound junior led the Bobcats to a 9-1 regular season record and at-large berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs where they won their first two playoff games before losing to the eventual Div III champion.
To read more about Connor's record,  you can use the search feature on this site,  or,  go to a nice long article about Connor and his career at:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:  

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 Online condolences and tributes may be offered at:

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.

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:

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

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:

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:

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:

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.


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.
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:

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:
    For info about Clarity Riding in Davidsonville,  go to:

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

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: 

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:

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:
    Molly's bio can be read at:

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:

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:

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.