Thursday, July 27, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Homes Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

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

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

Davidsonville Swim Team

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Home For Every Horse

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

Dodon Farm In Davidsonville

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

Monday, July 24, 2017

Nitro Circus Draws 22,000

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

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Zachary Rowe On CAC All-Academic Team

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

Samara Pyfrom On Gunston Rowing Team

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

Nitro Circus Article

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

Imagination Camp At DES

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Brooke Knauss Is Dairy Princess

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

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

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

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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pastrana Brings Nitro Circus To Annapolis

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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Edward Tobin Passes Away

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

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ken and Nancy Thompson Celebrate 45th

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

Article About Holy Family Pastor

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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Two Teens Burned Lighting Tiki Torch

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

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

Eleanor Bunker-Perez Passes Away

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

Andrea Lucente & Mike Bryan Marry

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

Friday, July 14, 2017

Michael Evans On US Lacrosse Team

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

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

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

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

DUMC Peach Festival

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

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Danielle Piccirilli Pursuing Masters Degree

   Danielle Piccirilli, daughter of  Vincent and Diane Piccirilli of Davidsonville, graduated from Bucknell in 2016 and is a substitute teacher for AA Co. schools and is the assistant varsity soccer coach at Broadneck High.  She is now pursuing a masters degree in clinical psychology at Loyola U.
   Danielle played soccer at Bucknell.  Her Bucknell bio can be read at:

Matt and Mary Soldano Anniversary

Matt and Mary Soldano celebrated their first anniversary on July 8, 2017.  Matt is from Davidsonville and attended AACS and Eastern U.
You can read about their wedding at:

Ben Chisolm At U. of MD.

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

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

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

Emily Rowe At AACC

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

Naptown National Challenge This Week

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

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Pastrana To Run In Mt. Washington Hillclimb

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

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

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

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

To read the complete article,  go to:

Friday, July 7, 2017

Clark's Grandfather Served In Civil War

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

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Dr. Dorothy Toffolo Passes Away

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

Cathleta Linton Passes Away

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

Susan Allen Passes Away

Obituary for Susan Allen

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

Nikita Kulick At Stevenson U.

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

Sarah Washington At Catholic U.

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

Maria Shields Sets New Racing Record

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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Davidsonville Land Sales

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

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

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

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

Mt. Airy U-Pick Twitter

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

Homestead Crapemyrtle Festival

Homestead Gardens Crapemyrtle Festival 2017

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

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

Agritourism Bill Faces Opposition

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

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

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

Military Special For Pets

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