‘Save the Sack’ re­build­ing fundraiser, reunion set for April 10

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Steak in a Sack, a 50-yearold Mar­low Heights eatery, was se­ri­ously dam­aged by fire shortly af­ter clos­ing Fri­day night, Feb. 19. Sil­ver Hill Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment re­sponded to the blaze at “the fa­mous hang­out for many of our de­part­ment mem­bers and their fam­i­lies.” They added, “We hope it re­opens!”

Chuck Fra­ley, cre­ator of the Mar­lowHeight­s60sand70s.com web­site, im­me­di­ately an­nounced a Go­FundMe site which raised about $2,000 that owner Den­nis Khalid said would go to pay his em­ploy­ees “who have ab­so­lutely noth­ing right now.”

The Steak in a Sack Re­build­ing Fundraiser and Reunion will be held at the Marl­boro Moose Lodge on Sun­day, April 10, 1 to 6 p.m. Do­na­tions can be made at the door or by mail (payable to Steak in a Sack and mailed to Marl­boro Moose Lodge, 15103 Marl­boro Pike, Up­per Marl­boro, MD 20772).

En­ter­tain­ment will in­clude live music by the Duke Brothers Band, cash bar, food, raf­fles, 50/50s, money wheels, door prizes, and a silent and live auction. There will also be Mar­lowHeight­s60sand70s.com mem­o­ra­bilia for sale, in­clud­ing newly-de­signed cof­fee mugs with the Steak in a Sack logo.

The Khalid fam­ily opened Steak in a Sack in 1962. The owner is work­ing with the in­sur­ance com­pany and in touch with a con­trac­tor for re­pairs and ren­o­va­tions.

The Steak in a Sack has been my fa­vorite break­fast spot for as long as I can re­mem­ber. This week I went by and saw the “Closed due to fire” signs posted out­side. I peeked in the win­dow and saw for my­self why.

Who plowed into the Sub­way?

The Sub­way and nextdoor bar­ber­shop on Suit­land Road in Morn­ing­side are wrapped in yel­low tape. Some­thing (a car, truck, what­ever) plowed through the Sub­way win­dow but I don’t know when. Both busi­nesses are closed. If some­one knows the story, let me know.

Three run­ning for mayor of Morn­ing­side

The Town of Morn­ing­side will hold elec­tions for mayor and two town coun­cil seats on Mon­day, May 2. The three can­di­dates for mayor are Vice-Mayor Ben­nard Cann, Sheila Scott and in­cum­bent Mayor Ken­neth “Chrys” Wade. Can­di­dates for the two coun­cil seats are Coun­cil­woman Sharon Fowler and Sta­cie Wade. I’ll run pro­files of the can­di­dates in up­com­ing col­umns.

Baby Holmes

Royce O’Rion Stan­ley Holmes was born in La Plata on March 26 to Stan­ley Holmes’ daugh­ter Monique and Ron. Baby Royce weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Great-grand­par­ents are long­time Sky­line res­i­dent Shirley Holmes and her late hus­band Wil­liam.

Davies Con­cert Se­ries on­go­ing

Wil­liam Feasley, with the Sun­rise Quar­tet, will per­form World Pre­miere works by Ar­gen­tinian Com­poser Mar­cello Fer­raris on Sun­day, April 17, 6:30 p.m. at Davies Me­mo­rial Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Church, 7400 Tem­ple Hill Road in Camp Springs.

Clas­si­cal gui­tarist Feasley was the first gui­tarist to be awarded the Pe­abody Con­ser­va­tory’s cov­eted Artist Diploma. He has since been the re­cip­i­ent of nu­mer­ous prizes and awards: a gold medal in the 1987 Pan­Hel­lenic Gui­tar Com­pe­ti­tion in Athens, the 1990 and 1995 Bal­ti­more Cham­ber Music Awards and a 1996 Gover­nor’s Ci­ta­tion for Out­stand­ing Achieve­ments in the Arts in Mary­land.

The con­cert will be pre­ceded by a per­for­mance by stu­dent artists Abi­gail Ger­st­man and An­drew Kivrak play­ing vi­o­lin and vi­ola duets by Bach and Bar­tok.

The Davies Con­cert Se­ries is in its 44th sea­son, of­fer­ing clas­si­cal music con­certs, ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties for young au­di­ences, and pro­vid­ing a venue for new Amer­i­can music. Tick­ets are $15 for adults and $5 for 18 and younger. Light re­fresh­ments will be served af­ter the con­cert. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-627-0284.

Chang­ing land­scape

The bud­get pro­posed in March by County Ex­ec­u­tive Rush­ern L. Baker III (D) would pro­vide funds to help re­vi­tal­ize Suit­land, start­ing with a project that would trans­form the Suit­land Manor com­mu­nity into a town-cen­ter across from the Cen­sus Bu­reau.

Six Flags Amer­ica, in Up­per Marl­boro, opened for the sea­son on March 25 and of­fers sur­prises for thrill-seek­ers and for the whole fam­ily, in­clud­ing: Su­per­man Ride of Steel Vir­tual Re­al­ity Coaster, new ve­hi­cles at the Big Easy Speed­way (go-karts), shiny new cars at Coy­ote Creek Crazy Cars (bumper-cars), Leg­end of the West: A Stunt Spec­tac­u­lar, Splash­wa­ter Falls, and Chop Six, a new restau­rant fea­tur­ing Asian cui­sine.

Mile­stones

Happy birth­day to Deb­bie Cal­li­son, April 8; Donna Wood, April 11; (Dar­lie) Fay Nor­ton and Don­ald Brown Jr., April 13; Ruth Nan­ney, Jean Osterkamp, Don­ald Brown Sr., Sarah Ship­man, Au­tumn Wil­liams and Fr. Jeffrey Samaha, April 14.

Happy an­niver­sary to Chuck and Laura Smith Jenk­ins, on their 40th an­niver­sary, April 10; and to Tex and Rickie Beard­more, their 52nd on April 11.

A spe­cial Happy 40th An­niver­sary to the Sur­ratt House, in Clin­ton, which opened to the pub­lic on May 1, 1976.

And Happy 40th to the Wash­ing­ton Metro, which be­gan run­ning trains on March 27, 1976.

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