Com­mu­nity col­lege to host open house this we­keend

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Prince Ge­orge’s Com­mu­nity Col­lege is host­ing an Open House on April 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They in­vite county res­i­dents to “come and ex­plore our grow­ing Largo Cam­pus, aca­demic pro­grams, and res­i­dent ser­vices through in­ter­ac­tive dis­plays, pro­gram in­for­ma­tion ses­sions, and tour­ing our state-of-the-art fa­cil­i­ties.”

There will be cam­pus tours, a Schol­ar­ship Show­case, Col­lege & Ca­reer Expo and more. How about PGCC Culi­nary Arts Tast­ing? The open house is free, and it’s for all ages and in­ter­ests. There’s even a Kids Zone.

For in­for­ma­tion, call 301546-PGCC (7422) or go to PGCC.edu/Open­House.

Busy time at An­drews

Justin Trudeau, prime min­is­ter of Canada, First Lady So­phie Gre­goireTrudeau, and their two chil­dren ar­rived at Joint Base An­drews on March 9 for meet­ings with Pres­i­dent Obama. They were hon­ored at a State Din­ner at the White House on March 10 and took part in a wreath-lay­ing cer­e­mony at Ar­ling­ton on March 11.

Pres­i­dent Obama, First Lady Michelle, their two daugh­ters, and Michelle’s mother, Marian Robin­son, boarded Air Force One at An­drews on March 20 for the flight to Ha­vana. They stayed for three days in Cuba, the first visit by a U.S. pres­i­dent since 1939.

I’m al­ways im­pressed that I live a mile from such an im­por­tant air­field, with VIPs from all over the world com­ing and go­ing. Un­for­tu­nately, they don’t mo­tor­cade Suit­land Road any more. In­stead, they use a new cut-through from the base which takes them across Al­len­town Road onto Forestville Road and Suit­land Park­way. Or they go by he­li­copter.

Ap­plause

Suit­land High School stu­dent Anthony Thorn­ton re­ceived a $2,000 schol­ar­ship as the 2016 Gla­dys Noon Spell­man Schol­ar­ship Award Re­cip­i­ent. The pre­sen­ta­tion was at the 31st An­nual Prince Ge­orge’s County Women’s His­tory Month Lun­cheon on March 16.

Chang­ing land­scape

The D.C. Pub­lic Ser­vice Com­mis­sion has ap­proved the merger of Pepco and Exelon. It re­mains to be seen how this will ben­e­fit us in Prince Ge­orge’s County.

The res­i­den­tial and of­fice com­pound along Auth Road, headed by War­ren Am­mann and prob­a­bly other Am­manns be­fore him, has been fenced off for some time, and the build­ings boarded up. The prop­erty is for sale.

Over 60? Do you have the card?

Thou­sands of Prince Ge­orge’s County seniors 60 and older have the M-NCPPC Se­nior ID, which pro­vides free ac­cess to 40 com­mu­nity cen­ters, six se­nior ac­tiv­ity cen­ters, fit­ness rooms, se­nior clubs, and the in­door track and pool at the Sports & Learn­ing Com­plex. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-6992255.

Also, for a great list of ac­tiv­i­ties, trips, and more at the Camp Springs Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter, go on the In­ter­net, type in the name of the cen­ter and click on Spring 2016 Calendar

Morn­ing­side Mem­o­ries: 1961

The Ladies Aux­il­iary of the Morn­ing­side Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment in­stalled of­fi­cers dur­ing the depart­ment’s An­nual In­stal­la­tion Ban­quet at the fire­house. They were: Jean Glaubitz, pres­i­dent; Au­drey Holmes, vice pres­i­dent; Martha Hadoba, trea­surer; Lois McMickle, record­ing sec­re­tary; Jean Davis, cor­re­spon­dence sec­re­tary; and Josette Prince, membership chair­man.

It was also re­marked that the aux­il­iary had a good time at their Christ­mas party at the Sky­line Restau­rant. Se­cret pal gifts were dis­trib­uted.

May they rest in peace

Dale Louise Dreer, 60, a 1973 grad­u­ate of Cross­land, died at home in Alexan­dria, Va., on March 12. She was born at Fort Eustis, Va., daugh­ter of Bal­tas “Gene” and Hat­tie Lee Birkle, and grew up in Suit­land and Tem­ple Hills. She was then a mem­ber of Corkran Me­mo­rial U.M. Church. She re­ceived a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in chem­istry from Bridge­wa­ter Col­lege and a doc­tor­ate in phar­ma­col­ogy and tox­i­col­ogy from the Med­i­cal Col­lege of Vir­ginia in Rich­mond and went on to LSU be­fore be­com­ing a pro­fes­sor at West Vir­ginia Univer­sity in Mor­gan­town. In 2000 she be­came an ad­min­is­tra­tor at NIH. Sur­vivors in­clude her hus­band Duane Dreer, step­son Ja­cob Dreer, and sib­lings Karen Barn­hart and Kent Birkle. Ser­vices were at De­maine Fu­neral Home in Alexan­dria, Va. Burial will fol­low at Mount Com­fort Ceme­tery.

Charles Ed­ward “Ed” Mudd, 82, a life mem­ber of St. John’s Church in Clin­ton, died Feb. 12. He was the son of the late Bernard Al­bert Mudd Jr. and Frances Alice (Mudd) Mudd. (As a Mudd, I can par­tic­u­larly ap­pre­ci­ate that Ed’s par­ents were both Mudds. As for how he’s re­lated to me: a cousin, a few times re­moved.)

Ed served for six years with the Army in Ger­many and ad­vanced to sergeant. He was em­ployed for more than 47 years with The Com­pany (Firearms In­ter­na­tional Corp., Gar­cia Co-Op­er­a­tion F.I.I. and Beretta U.S.A.)

He served with me on the board of direc­tors of the Dr. Sa­muel A. Mudd House Mu­seum, vol­un­teered for 42 years as a scout leader, and was a col­lec­tor of an­tique fur­ni­ture, belt buck­les, cof­fee mugs, scout me­men­toes, and much more. At St. John’s, he was an usher/ greeter at the 8 a.m. mass, a mem­ber of the Knights of Colum­bus Coun­cil 11171, the Holy Name So­ci­ety and the Se­nior Lunch Bunch.

His wife Dorothy N. (Ingling) Mudd, son Charles Ed­ward Jr., and brothers Bernard Al­bert Mudd III and Wil­liam Aloy­sius Mudd Sr. pre­de­ceased him. Sur­vivors in­clude his twin sons, Joseph and Jef­frey Mudd, five grand­chil­dren, and brother Ge­orge W. Mudd. Mass of Christ­mas Burial was at St. John’s with burial at Res­ur­rec­tion Ceme­tery.

Mile­stones

Happy birth­day to Wayne Booth, Su­san Frost­but­ter, Dou­glas Mangum and James Whipple, April 1; Melissa Lyt­ton, Sophia Cordero and Bernie Say­lor, April 3; Mo­toko Howard, April 4; Ear­lene Erhardt Righter, Jimmy Ship­man and Kaitlin Woods, April 5; and Jonathan Char­ters, April 6.

Happy an­niver­sary to Wal­ter and Fan­nie Dimes who’ll cel­e­brate their 27th on April 1.

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