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 senior 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