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:  

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)  A one story home on .98 acres at 1289 Lavall Drive was sold by Charles Lawrence III and Erin Lawrence to Timothy and Nicole Desrochers for $556,000

2)  A two story home on .9 acre at 2730 Howard Grove Road was sold by Matthew and Celeste Jarvis to David and Ashley Rios for $676,000.

DodonTil Dusk in Sept.

When: September 24, 2017, 5:00 pm
Address: 391 Dodon Rd Davidsonville MD, United States (map)
Organizer: The Vineyards at Dodon (Facebook)
Dodon 'til Dusk is a Club Member recurring event at which we gather under the pavilion for a casual picnic dinner. Guests of Dodon Wine Club members are also invited.

Dinner is available for pre-order from Real Food Catering. Wine is available for purchase by the glass and bottle. Members are also invited to bring their own picnic, meet fellow wine members and enjoy the sunset over the vineyard.

No outside alcohol, and no pets please. Children must be closely supervised, as this is a working farm.

The following menu is available:

Maryland crab cake - plate or sandwich - served with grilled vegetables and arugula salad and potato au gratin. $20

Grilled ribeye steak served with grilled vegetables and arugula salad and potato au gratin. $20

Grilled Mahi Mahi tacos with fresh avocado, salsa and cucumber salad. $18

Grilled vegetable arugula salad with hummus and pita. $16

Cheese and charcuterie plate. $14

Sunday, August 27, 2017

All Hallows Choir Sings At Orioles Game

The choir at All Hallows Episcopal Church in Davidsonville/Harwood is planning a number of special performances for the 325th anniversary of the church this year. Something unusual and unexpected suddenly came along.
They had the chance to audition to perform for the Baltimore Orioles at one of their home games and were selected to perform for the Aug. 22 game.

In all, 23 singers took the field at Camden Yards, including music director Dr. Carl Schwartz, All Hallows interim rector the Rev. Mary Sulerud and the bishop, Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen.

You can read more about the choir and their experience at the O's game at:

Friday, August 25, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

1)    A 1 12/2 story home on 2.75 acres at 3963 Birdsville Rd sold by Pennymac Corp to Mathew and Kelly Chwastyk for $490,000

2    A one story home with no basement on 5.88 acres at 3936 Birdsville Rd  sold by Harry Gregory to Jeffery and Laurine Payne for $535,000.

Madison Jamison At Washington College

    Madison Jamison is a freshman at Washington College and is on their field hockey team.
    Her bio can be read at:
    There is an article about their field hockey team and Madison is mentioned at:

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ballroom Dancing Classes

    If you are interested in ballroom dancing,  there are classes in Davidsonville.  You can read about the classes held at the DFRC at the following link:

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Carolyn Jordan Passes Away

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

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

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Stephen Madden Passes Away

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

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Free State Fly Fishers Meet Sept. 6

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

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mise En Place Farm

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

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

DUMC Peach Festival for 2017

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

For photos taken at the event,  go to:

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

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

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

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

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tim Desmnd Wins Lengthy Fight

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

Friday, August 11, 2017

DUMC Peach Festival on Sat

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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Reception For Hogan At Homestead

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

Gene Lambert Passes Away

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

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

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

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

Christopher Wright At Holy Family

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Beware Rt 50 Being Repaved.

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

Four New Eagle Scouts In D'Ville

From the Capital Gazette:

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

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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

John Hiortdahl Passes Away

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

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

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

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

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

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

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

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