In and Around Morningside-Skyline 
by Mary McHale 301-735-3451

It’s Adopt-A-Dog Month: Check out savings on dog purchases at Animal Services Facility

Celebrate National Adopt-A-Dog Month by finding your new BFF (best friend forever) at the Animal Services Facility in Upper Marlboro.  Throughout the month of October, the Animal Management Division is reducing adoption fees to $125 (normally $225) for anyone who adopts a dog from the Prince George’s County Animal Services Facility.

There are dogs of every size and breed available for adoption at the Facility, and their helpful staff will support you every step of the way—from finding the best dog for your family and lifestyle to scheduling a spay or neuter surgery.

To view all the dogs and other pets available at the Animal Services Facility, visit You may also see the pets in person by visiting the Facility at 3750 Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro.

The reduced adoption fee covers microchipping, pet licensing fee, rabies, distemper and bordetella shots, heartworm medicine and spay/neuter surgery cost.

Call for adoption hours or other information at 301-780-7200.

Help Skyline School restore their greenhouse

Skyline School has a greenhouse in much need of repair.  If you are a graduate—or just a friend—of Skyline School, consider sending $10 towards landscaping.  A check can be made out to Skyline Elementary School and mailed to 6311 Randolph Road, Suitland, MD 20746.   Include a note with your name and, if you are an alum, the year of graduating from the school.   Specify: “For the greenhouse.”


The Morningside Volunteer Fire Department was honored by Senator C. Anthony Muse of Maryland’s 26th Legislative District, for its more than 70 years of service to the community, at the Sept. 16 meeting of the Skyline Citizens Association.   The Senator presented the Official Citation to Fire Chief Michael Poetker and other members of the Department.

Senator Muse mentioned that he loved cutting a car open (for rescue) at the Morningside VFD Open House last year.

Herbert Smith, of Skyline, has retired from the D.C. Police Department after 20 years’ service.

Coming up at the K of C

The Knights of Columbus, St. Pius X Council, is hosting two special events in October:

The first is a presentation on Identity Theft by an expert, on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7 to 8 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The second is the Children’s Halloween Party on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2 to 4 p.m.  The party includes a Haunted House, hotdogs, candy, crafts and FUN!

Both events are free and open to the public, and will be held at 3611 Stewart Road in Forestville.


The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) recently won the prestigious 2015 National Gold Medal Award for excellence in Parks and Recreation Management—the highest award given to parks and recreation agencies.

Changing landscape

Every Monday and Thursday evening during October the Capital Wheel at National Harbor will use its 1.6 million, fully-programmable LED lights to display the color purple in Recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Playground had its grand opening Sept. 25 at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro.  The six different play areas are: Dorothy’s farm, Munchkin Land, the Emerald Forest, Emerald City, the balloon escape and ruby slipper slides.

Maryland State Highway Administration recently started construction on a 2.2-mile project on Pennsylvania Avenue between Forestville Road and Silver Hill Road. Road excavation, repair and concrete replacement will cause temporary lane closures.  Also, new sidewalks, bike paths, traffic signals and lighting will be added.

Morningside memories

Fifty-five years ago, October 1960, the Post Office began house-to-house mail delivery.  No longer did Morningsiders have to go up Suitland Road to pick up their mail.

Thirty-five years ago, October 1980, Cable TV came to town, after the Morningside Council approved the franchise with Jones Television Cable Company.

Remembering Sarge and Alice Kofink

James C. Kofink Sr. and his wife of 61 years, Sophie Alice Decker Kofink, died this year, James on Feb. 22 and Alice on July 6.  They both died in their home of 55 years in Forest Heights.

James “Sarge” was born in Scranton and Alice in Philadelphia, where they met.  He served with the Army during the Korean War and then worked as a sorter at the Main Post Office in Washington.  He bowled with the Postal Bowling League.  Alice was a volunteer guide and interpreter for the blind, lunch lady at Flintstone Elementary, and a Sunday school teacher for 47 years.  Together they helped with youth programs including the DC Youth Orchestra, and at Oxon Hill Children’s Farm where they hand-cranked ice cream and made cornhusk dolls.  Survivors include four children, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

James and Alice donated their bodies to science through the Maryland State Board of Anatomy.  A memorial service was held for them July 25 at Forest Heights Baptist Church.


Happy birthday to Greta Chambers, Oct. 9; Marvin Burkhart, his 97th (!) on Oct. 10; Mary Deans, Oct. 11; and Tj Foster, Oct. 12.

Happy 62nd anniversary to Daisy and Ralph Young on Oct. 15.


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by Audrey Johnson 301 888 2153  



Prince George’s County Public Schools will host two Academic Fairs. One Academic Fair will be held Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr., High School. The school is located at 12650 Brooke Lane, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772.

At the Fair you will learn more about the PreK-12 Academic Programs available to students and Career Academics. You will be able to talk with program directors, teachers and students. Learn how and when to apply for/register your child for these programs. Take away informational brochures and flyers. To obtain more information visit or e-mail academic Fair


Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 7-8:30 PM, rain date October 25, 6:00 PM visit Darnall’s Chance House Museum and enjoy popcorn, hot cider and marshmallows. Children can win a prize on a hunt for glowing Jack o’lanterns. All ages/fee: $4 per person (Cash Only). If you need additional information please call 301-952-8010; TTY 301-699-2544.


Happy Birthday to Gerald Adams, Denette Chew, Terrence Chew, Wanda Contee, Curtis Eugene, Anthony Lewis, Regina McGlone-Smith, Crystal Savoy, Sean Simms, Cynthia Wilkerson and Jameka Williams who are celebrating their birthdays during the month of October.


Join us for our Revival at Westphalia United Methodist Church. Rev. Dr. Timothy West, Senior Pastor beginning Monday, October 26, 2015 thru Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:30 PM each night. Monday, October 26, 20015 Rev. Dr. Jerry Carter from Calvary Baptist Church, Morristown, New Jersey with be the speaker. Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Rev. B. Kevin Smalls from Queens Chapel United Methodist Church Beltsville, Maryland and Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Washington, DC. Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Rev. Daryl Williams from S. Paul United Methodist Church, Oxon Hill, Maryland will be the speaker. Thursday, October 29, 2015 Rev. Dr. William H. Curtis from Mt. Ararart Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will be the speaker.

Westphalia United Methodist Church is located at 9363 D’Arcy Road, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, 20774. If additional information is needed you can visit or call 301-735-9373.


Please join other crafters by participating in the Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair on December 5, 2015 from 8:30 AM-2:30 PM. Crafter/Vendor Set-ups 7-8:30 AM, Saturday, December 5th. Location is our Family Life Center of New Hope Fellowship-Nottingham Myers United Methodist Church. Address is 15601 Brooks Church Road, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772 (located 9 miles off route 301). Over 100 families in

our Cooperative Parish. To reserve your space or get more information please email or call 301-627-0028. You must bring your own table


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