Cel­e­brate the 4th with pa­rade and fire­works in Morn­ing­side

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The Town of Morn­ing­side in­vites you to their 36th an­nual In­de­pen­dence Day Cel­e­bra­tion, which be­gins at 11:30 a.m. on July 4 with a pa­rade from the Morn­ing­side Fire­house and marches its way to VFW Post 9619. I’ll be watch­ing and wav­ing from be­neath the big tree at the Suit­land Road Bap­tist Church.

Then at dusk there’ll be a great fire­works dis­play near the Town Hall. Come, spread your blan­ket or set up fold­ing chairs and en­joy Morn­ing­side’s won­der­ful gift to the com­mu­nity.

It may not be too late for you to en­ter your vin­tage car or Cub Scout troop in the pa­rade. For in­for­ma­tion, call the Town Hall at 301-736-2300.

Academia

Betty Cot­trell, of Sky­line, re­ports that her grand­daugh­ter, Ni­cole Haynes, grad­u­ated June 20 from Falls Church High School. She’ll be headed to the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia at Berke­ley to study Com­mu­nity Plan­ning. She is the daugh­ter of Kristin (Cot­trell) and Richard Haynes of An­nan­dale, Va.

An­nemarie Beran, grand­daugh­ter of Dolores Stein­hilber and daugh­ter of Paula, both for­merly of Sky­line, grad­u­ated from high school with a di­ploma and an as­so­ci­ate’s de­gree. She’ll con­tinue her ed­u­ca­tion at Christo­pher New­port Univer­sity in New­port News, Va. At 6’1”, she was a bas­ket­ball star and will con­tinue to play in col­lege.

Tech. Sgt. Collin Meisel, of Joint Base An­drews, has been awarded the McCourt Schol­ars schol­ar­ship to Ge­orge­town Univer­sity’s McCourt School of Pub­lic Pol­icy.

Cross­land High Class of 1966 has an Aug. 6 re­union com­ing up. Email Phil Saverino at savc66@ ya­hoo.com.

Oxon Hill High Class of ‘76 plans an Oct. 7-8 re­union. Email kel­lym­clgh@ aol.com or go to OHHS-76 re­union. my event.com.

Colum­nist John Kelly of the Washington Post will run your school re­union in his col­umn. Email him at john.kelly@wash­post.com and in­clude the name of the school, class year, date of re­union and con­tact info. Put “Re­union” in the sub­ject head­ing.

Com­ing up

July 4: The an­nual Morn­ing­side In­de­pen­dence Day Pa­rade, be­gin­ning at 11:30 a.m. Come back for fire­works at dusk.

Au­gust 9: The an­nual Golf Tour­na­ment, spon­sored by the Forestville Preg­nancy Cen­ter, will be held at Lake Pres­i­den­tial Golf Course. The fee is $125, which cov­ers break­fast, snacks, re­fresh­ments dur­ing the day, lunch, door prizes and more. There are four Hole-in-One holes with a chance to win $10,000. You can reg­is­ter your four­some online through GiveDirect or at www.forestvillepreg­nan­cy­cen­ter.org.

Septem­ber 24: The Na­tional Mu­seum of African Amer­i­can His­tory and Cul­ture open on the Washington Mall.

Chang­ing land­scape

Suit­land Bowl, at 4811 Sil­ver Hill Road, has been un­der new man­age­ment since last fall. Many as­pects of the place re­main the same: the retro decor (pow­der-blue and mauve, with “mod-ish graph­ics”) and the jukebox which still cranks out beloved tunes, al­though it is now dig­i­tal. The Bowl of­fers both duck­pin and tra­di­tional bowl­ing. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301699-6772.

To mark the 30th an­niver­sary of the Heavy Metal Park­ing Lot at the now­gone Cap­i­tal Cen­tre, the Univer­sity of Mary­land has mounted an ex­hibit in the Clarice Smith Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter. Among the ar­ti­facts is a chunk of the ac­tual Cap­i­tal Cen­tre park­ing lot. It rests on a pil­low of blue vel­vet in a Lucite dis­play case.

Visit the Dr. Sa­muel A. Mudd House Mu­seum

Sum­mer vis­it­ing hours at the Dr. Mudd House are Wed­nes­day and Satur­day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sun­day, 12 noon to 4 p.m. Tours start on the hour and half-hour; the last tour be­gins at 3:30. To reach the Dr. Mudd House, go south on Rt. 5 to Po­plar Hill Road to Dr. Sa­muel Mudd Road. It’s about 20 miles from Morn­ing­side.

Ad­mis­sion is $7 for adults, $2 for ages 6-16, free for 5 and younger, and for mem­bers. This year the sea­son runs through Nov. 20. For in­for­ma­tion, go to http:// dr­mudd.org.

If you go, be sure to visit the out­build­ings—the farm-ma­chin­ery barns, the Civil War mini-mu­seum, and the vis­i­tors’ cen­ter. By the way, there is a very nice gift shop.

Jean Con­nell, Con­gres­sional ad­min­is­tra­tive as­sis­tant

Jean O. Con­nell, 87, a long­time res­i­dent of Auth Vil­lage, died at her home in Edge­wa­ter on June 17. She was born in Washington, daugh­ter of James and Mary O’Con­nor, and grad- uated from St. Ce­cilia’s Academy. She served as an ad­min­is­tra­tive as­sis­tant with the U.S. Congress from 1948 to 1982.

Her hus­band of 45 years, Bernard Con­nell, died in 1995. Sur­vivors in­clude her chil­dren, Pa­trick, Wil­liam, Mary and Cathy, 10 grand­chil­dren and three great-grand­chil­dren. Mass of Chris­tian Burial was at Our Lady of Per­pet­ual Help Church with burial at Chel­tenham.

Mile­stones

Happy birth­day to Ruth LaBelle and Jor­dan Foster, July 1; Sharon Simms, Matthew Clark and Me­gan Frost­but­ter, July 2; Glo­ria Grapevine, Pat Richard­son Con­lon, Sarah Booth and Jack Hay II, July 3; Grace Car­ruth, Matthew Ryan White and Nya Ni­chols, July 4; Jean Ihrig and Ti­mothy Hol­lowsky, July 5; Chrissy Ben­nett and Marie Goli­hew, July 6; Fa­ther Kevin Cu­sick, Charles “Tony” Ha­ley, Sue Richards and Rev. Dr. Kelvin McCune, July 7.

A glo­ri­ous 4th of July to all my readers!

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