In and Around Morningside-Skyline
by Mary McHale 301-735-3451
Dedicated fireman, Louis Felton Sr., dies on 53rd wedding
Louis Edward “Eddie” or “Lou” Felton, Sr., named to the Maryland
Volunteer Fireman’s Hall of Fame, died March 3. He was 75.
Eddie was born in Washington Nov. 6, 1939, and began
volunteering at the Silver Hill Fire Department when he was only 16. From
there, he went to the Capitol Heights VFD before serving with the Air Force for
Beginning in 1965 he spent 23 years as a professional with
the Prince George’s County Fire Department, finally retiring on disability.
But nothing—not even 5-way heart bypass surgery—could keep him from
volunteering. He served with the Ritchie VFD and finally at Morningside where
he was President and Chairman of the Board of Directors and helped run bingo.
In 2003 he was honored for Dedicated Service and last November Morningside
firefighters surprised him with a 75th birthday party at the firehouse.
On March 3, 1962 he married Lena Smith. On their 53rd
wedding anniversary, March 3, 2015, he died. For the past 45 years they’ve
lived at Fernwood Mobile Home Park, near Ritchie-Marlboro Road. Eddie enjoyed
hunting and fishing and taking his Street Rod to car shows. His 1931 Model A is
now in his son’s garage in Prince Frederick.
He was a member of the Prince George’s
County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Association and the Prince
George’s County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association.
Eddie is survived by his wife Lena, daughter Tina Maske and
son Louis Jr. who has followed in his father’s footsteps (he has 30 years as
firefighter). Eddie also leaves four grandchildren and a great-grandson. He had
a fireman’s funeral at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, with Tommy
Grooms, Les Hedrick and Air Force buglers doing the honors.
Do you have an old photo of Upper Marlboro?
Darnall’s Chance House Museum is sponsoring an Upper Marlboro
If you have an old photograph taken in Upper Marlboro before
1945, they’d like to see it. It can be of anything or anyone from the
town’s past — building, special event, tobacco warehouse,
fishing boat, farm, family picture. Enter the scanned photo in one of five
categories: Agriculture, Art & Architecture, People, Special Event, or
Transportation. Can’t scan? They’ll do it for you.
Five winning photos will receive $75 each. All the entries
will be on display at the museum on Fridays and Sundays in June. Submission
deadline is May 15. Prizes will be awarded June 13 at Darnall’s
Chance Colonial Picnic. For information, call 301-952-8010.
Skyline Flea Market
Come to the Morningside Fire Department for Skyline’s
annual Flea Market, on Saturday, April 25, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For your browsing
pleasure, there’ll be fish & chips, hotdogs, chips, and soda for sale.
Tables are $15. Call 301-568-4465, 301-967-1320, or
240-838-6412, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Rain date is Saturday, May 2.
South Bowie Library invites you to their Book Sale April
23-26. Good prices, starting at 50 cents (or less). The library is at 15301
Hall Road in Bowie. For information, call 301-850-0475.
Spring Clean-up is coming to Morningside May 16 and 17. Time
to clean out the closet and basement and work on the garage and yard. There’ll be
roll-off containers for household and yard waste and free bags of mulch, while
supplies last. The Shred Truck will be there on Saturday, May 16, 2 to 4 p.m. A
charity drop-off will be available. And there’ll be refreshments.
Royal Farms convenience store, 6210 Allentown Road in Camp
Springs, opens soon. Landscaping has been installed, with trees and grass.
Legislation may authorize Sunday liquor sales in Prince
George’s County, buoyed by support from elected officials who are
frustrated at the loss of business and tax revenue to neighboring
jurisdictions. The measure, though, is not without controversy.
William Cavitt, community activist, dies at 74
William H. Cavitt, a federal executive who in retirement
became a Prince George’s activist, died Jan. 6 in Silver Spring. He actively
opposed development that would dramatically alter the character of his
neighborhood, including the widening of Oxon Hill Road, development of National
Harbor and the casino. Once he lost those battles, however, he tried to influence
the best possible development.
He lived in the Riverbend Estates neighborhood of Fort
Washington, near the Potomac River, and was president of the Indian Head
Highway Area Action Council and the Riverbend Estates Neighborhood Association.
He was born in Wichita, Kans., on April 14, 1940. After
serving in the Navy, he graduated from the University of Nebraska. An
economist, he spent 34 years with the Commerce Department and retired in 1990
as director of the import policy division.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Sarah Toelle Cavitt,
two brothers and a sister. We’ll greatly miss his activism; we need more of them.
May they rest in peace
I am sad to announce the recent deaths of Steve Dameron, of
Morningside, and Jim Holson Jr., of Camp Springs. I will pay tribute to them in
Happy birthday to Eloise Carnes, Ruby Cunningham and
Veronica Frostbutter, April 17; Cameron Trexler, April 19; Mary Lou Wise and
Devaughn Branham, April 20;
Jill (Gilmartin) Booth and Tiffany Jackson, April 21; Taylor
Foster, April 22; and Jim Reilly, David Titus and Barbara Sparks, April 23.
Happy anniversary to Larry and Jody (Bowman) Nyers, their
35th on April 18;
Jim and Pat Conlon, their 41st on April 20; John
and Ruth Anthony, Jr., their 37th on April 22; Lewis and Trisha (Pitts) Woods,
their 26th on April 22; and Janet and Brian Spivey, April 23.
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Happy Birthday to Kenya Joseph, Glenna Graves, Clifford
Massey, Cosmus Samuel, Eric Knight, Barron Neal, Leon Gordon, Lindsey Joiner,
Samuel Bell, Roy Sedgwick, Claudette Oghogho, Naida Long, Veronica Thomas,
Charmaine Grant, Myles Panda- Massey, Sarita Georges, William Stroman, Gerald
Brown, Alexander Stammer, Nathaniel Holmes, and Jameel Hinton who are Clinton
United Methodist Church Members celebrating their birthdays in April.
Congratulations to Lloyd and Shirley Brown, Trevor and
Denise Bourne, Norman and Jean Noel, Clarence and Dorothy Reid, Eddie and Ruth
Wilson, Leon and Louise Gordon, George and Karen Taylor, Cosmus and Stephnie
Samuel who are Clinton United Methodist Church Members celebrating their
Wedding Anniversaries in April.
READ TO ROVER
Read to Rover at Baden Memorial Library Wednesday, May 27,
2015 at 4:00 and Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 4:00 PM. Each child will read for
15 minutes. Bring a book. Therapy dog will be glad to listen. Registration is
required. Call Baden Library Branch Brandywine, Maryland 20613 at 301-888-1152
WOMEN'S DAY 2015
The Women at Westphalia United Methodist Church will be
celebrating Women of God Sunday, May 31, 2015 at their 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
Service. Rev. Dr. Timothy West, Senior Pastor. The church is at 9363 D'Arcy
Road Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774. Contact information is 703-735-9373 or
BADEN COMMUNITY CENTER
The center offers Zumba and Fitness for adults. Zumba is a
fusion of Latin music dance themes that create a dynamic and exciting work out.
Smartlink #1605724. Learn basic yoga to inprove health and flexibiliy and/or
practice skills previously learned Monday April 20, 2015. The Center is located
at 13601 Baden-Westwood Brandywine, Maryland. Call 888-1500:TTY: 301-203-6030
if additional information is needed.
CHILDREN'S GLOBAL READINESS ACADEMY
Children's Global Readiness Academy is one Language Academy
with two great programs and locations. Summer Camp will be offered in two
sessions. Session I June 22-July 24 (Language & The City, Session) II, July
27-August 21 (Language & Stem). Call 301-842-4056 or visit www.cgrkids.org
for more information.
4th ANNUAL BULLDOG GOLF CLASSIC
Register now for Bowie State University's 4th Annual Bulldog
Golf Classic hosted by the Bowie State University Department of Athletics
Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Woodmoore Club. The address is 12320 Pleasant Prospect
Mitchellville, Maryland 20721.
Registration fees are Per Golfer: $150 and Per Foursome:
$500. Shotgun start is at 10:AM. **Sponsorsahip opportunties are available. For
more information: email@example.com,
301-860-4300 or www.bowiestate.edu/bulldog-classic.
UNDER MY WINGS
Come travel with Fly Under My Wings to Niagara
Falls, Canada August 7-August 11, 2015 includes: Harriet Tubman 2-Days
Underground Railroad Tour and Maid of the Mist. You must have a Passport to
travel. For more information contact Phyllis Slater at (301) 653-7345.
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