In and Around Morningside-Skyline
by Mary McHale 301-735-3451
In search of County residents 90 years old or better
The Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation is collecting information about county residents ages 90 & older. They will be invited to a spring event. Special recognition will be given to centenarians—residents 100 years old and older—at the event.
Help is needed to find County residents age 90 and above. If you know someone who resides in the County, age 90 or older as of January 1, 2015, please share the information. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Send us his/her current age and birth date (including year), his/her address, your name, phone number and email address. Provide the information no later than Feb. 28 by calling a staff member at 301-206-3350 (TTY 301-446-3402).
An invitation to the Centenarian Event will be sent to him or her in April. To what address should it be sent?
Jean Wilhelm, school cafeteria manager, dies at 92
Jean Agnes Wilhelm, of Maple Road in Morningside, died Jan. 8, at Georgetown University Hospital. She was born in Washington on April 19, 1922, the daughter of John Aloysius and Ellen (Murray) Hurley.
Her family moved from the District to Cheltenham and she graduated from Surrattsville High in 1939. She attended Strayer Business College for two years, went to work for Maryland Food Services, and was cafeteria manager at numerous schools in Prince George’s County. She retired in September 1999.
Jean married Clarence Gilbert Wilhelm and they settled in Morningside in 1949. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Suitland, and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, traveling, bus trips and the Washington Redskins.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence and her sisters Catherine Meyers and Josephine Long. Survivors include her children, Margaret E. Hughes, David R. and George M. Wilhelm; four grandsons and seven great-grandchildren. Services were at Rausch Funeral Home in Owings with burial at Cedar Hill.
On January 12, the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department remembered one of their own, Kenny Hedrick, who died in the line of duty while fighting a house fire on Walls Lane. He had just rescued a child from the house. According to their website: “We will honor Kenny today by practicing and drilling on our job and ensuring we are ready when we are called upon. Rescue Squad 27 is dedicated to Kenny and has already operated on a fire ground earlier today.”
Congratulations to County Executive Rushern Baker for being named one of the Washingtonians of the Year by Washingtonian Magazine. The nine 2014 honorees were celebrated at a luncheon Jan. 14 at the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel.
Burns Night Supper at Darnall’s Chance
Raise a dram to the life and continuing legacy of Robert Burns, a famous poet, composer and romantic. Remember the bard of Scotland and celebrate Darnall’s Chance’s Scottish roots with a traditional Burns Nights supper that includes a ceremonial haggis, whiskey, poems, bagpipes & more, on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $50 for residents; $60 for non-residents.
Darnall’s Chance is in Upper Marlboro, overlooking Schoolhouse Pond. For information or reservation, call 301-952-8010 or email email@example.com.
The Governor invites you
ou are invited to join Gov. Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford for a community food-packaging event partnered with Outreach, Inc., on Sunday, Jan. 25, at Howard County Community College Gym & Athletic Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. RSVP at www.mdinaugual.com.
Local Motors, a tech company that designs, builds and sells vehicles, will open a new location at National Harbor in late 2015.
An aquatic center is planned at the Southern Regional Technology & Recreation Complex. It is set to include a 16,000-square-foot indoor aquatic center with a warm-water pool for teaching and therapy, a larger pool for recreation and lap swimming, and a small spa. It is expected to open in 2017.
After 40 years, Nick Margaritas’s Piano Liquidation Center on Baltimore Avenue in College Park is closing, the last piano store in the Washington area. This is sad indeed.
If you haven’t driven into Washington lately, when you do you’ll find the Capitol dome encased in scaffolding, part of a restoration that’s expected to take two years.
May they rest in peace
Twenty-nine years ago, on Jan. 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members. One of them was Christa McAuliffe, “first teacher in space,” whose first teaching job had been at Benjamin D. Foulois Junior High in Morningside.
Frederick C. Rummage, 83, former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, former executive director of the Prince George’s County Educators’ Association, and former mayor of Colonial Beach, died Nov. 13 in Montross, Va. Years ago he lived in Camp Springs.
Francis “Frank” Richard Cole, 77, a 1956 graduate of Oxon Hill High School and a tile-setter and mason for 50 years with the Tile Setters Union, died Dec. 18. He was a member of the Antique Auto Club and enjoyed going to his farm in Nanjemoy.
Marie Elaine Colarusso Higgs, 60, of Edgewater and formerly of Oxon Hill, a 1972 graduate of Potomac High School, died Dec. 15. She had worked in various positions with the U.S. House of Representatives for 40 years.
Happy birthday to Mark Foland, Jan. 23; Claire Kennedy, Jan. 24; Kenneth Brown and Michelle Willis, Jan. 25: Father Thomas LaHood and Yvonne Garvin, Jan. 27; Sister Zion and Lisa Call, Jan. 29.
Happy anniversary to Ernest and Margaret Vilky on their 44th anniversary, Jan. 23.
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by Audrey Johnson 301 888 2153
EXTRAVAGANZA SUNDAY CASINO SLOTS FUN
It’s time for a 2015 Extravaganza Sunday Casino Slots Fun to Midway-Harrington Raceway & Casino Slots Harrington DE Sunday, March 15, 2015. Bus leaves Park-N-Ride, Clinton MD at 10:30 A.M. and St. Philip’s Church at 11:00 A.M. and returns at approximately 7:30 P.M.
Fun package includes a $10.00 slot play rebate with a Full Buffet Meal. Oldies but Goodies, 50/50 Raffle Cost: $40.00 Absolutely No Refunds. Pay early so you won’t be left out. Purchase Tickets by March 8, 2015, Point of Contacts, Ruby E. Hinnant (301) 943-2816, Shirley A. Cleaves (302) 690-4260, Doretha A. Savoy (301) 233-3136.
EVENING HIGH SCHOOL
January 20-22, 2015 students can register for enrollment by appointment only from 4-8 PM. Spring registration for Evening High School January 20-31, 2015. Contact the Office of Communications at 301-952-6001 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On January 26-29 register from 6-8 PM and January 31 from 9-noon. There is no registration on Fridays and on the site registration will take place at the following Evening High School sites: Crossland High School, 301-449-4994 and Northwestern High School, 301-985-1460. Visit http://www/.pgcps.org/evening_high_school_registration_bulletin.htm. Evening classes begin on February 2, 2015.
SISTERS IN SERENITY FELLOWSHIP (SIS)
Come and fellowship with the women of Union Bethel AME Church, 6801 Floral Park Road, Brandywine, MD 20613 on Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:00 AM. For further information contact Sister Taryn Lewis at 301-574-8203
New Hope Fellowship Cancer Care Ministry will host their first Cancer Testimony Service March 21, 2015 at their Life Center. There will be testimony giving thru dance, song, and poem. This ministry is to inspire those who are battling with this disease and to remember those that lost the battle to Cancer.
There will be light hor’derves served following the service. It is absolutely a FREE EVENT!!!!! The Life Center is located at 15601 Brooks Church Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. POC Shonnita McCall, email@example.com.
CLINTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Body Recall sessions will continue two days per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The church is located at 10700 Brandywine Road, Clinton, MD 20735. If you need more information, call the church office at 301-868-1281.
Aquasco Farm located at 16665 Aquasco Farm Road, Aquasco, Md. 20608 in rural Prince George’s County has special areas set aside for Beagle training and specific regulations govern their use. The property is also managed for bow hunting in conjunction with land owned by Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Hours of operation are from sunrise to sun set daily. If more information is needed, call 301-627-6074; TTY 301-669-2544.
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