Community college to host open house this wekeend
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.
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.
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.
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.