Gin­ger­bread house con­test com­ing up at Dar­nall’s Chance

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It’s time to start think­ing what you’re go­ing to do for the 17th An­nual Gin­ger­bread House Con­test and Show at Dar­nall’s Chance House Mu­seum in Up­per Marl­boro. Will it be a cas­tle, a cabin, a candy shoppe, a house­boat or an In­dian vil­lage?

Rib­bons will be awarded for first, sec­ond and third place in three di­vi­sions, and prizes will be awarded. For adult en­tries: $100, $75 and $50. For child and fam­ily: $75, $50 and $25. There will also be Viewer’s Choice Awards, each re­ceiv­ing $200.

Any struc­ture — real or imag­i­nary — is el­i­gi­ble. But it must be orig­i­nal (no gin­ger­bread kits al­lowed). There is a long list of rules. For in­for­ma­tion, visit the house, call 301-952-8010, or go to dar­nallschance@pg­parks.com.

All en­tries must be de­liv­ered to the mu­seum on Nov. 20 be­tween noon and 4 p.m. The show dates (when you can vote for the best) are Nov. 25-27 & De­cem­ber 2-4 and 9-11. Now get out that gin­ger­bread recipe.

Peo­ple

County Ex­ec­u­tive Rush­ern Baker ad­dressed the Camp Springs Civic As­so­ci­a­tion Sept. 14 at Thur­good Mar­shall Mid- dle School.

Rit Tay­lor is pres­i­dent of St. Philip’s Par­ish Pas­toral Coun­cil. Other of­fi­cers are Dave Des­marais, vice-chair­man, and Suzy Giroux, sec­re­tary.

Those who re­mem­ber Sky­line ac­tivist Judy Waby will not be sur­prised that she’s still fight­ing for jus­tice. She re­cently sent an email rail­ing against judges, both in the U.S. and Canada. Judy cur­rently lives in Reno, Nev.

For­mer Morn­ingsider Sue Stine Ma­son has learned she is re­lated to Martha Wash­ing­ton through her mother’s Vaughan lin­eage. She writes, “Martha is my first cousin, seven times re­moved.”

I made my an­nual fall re­treat last week­end at Loy­ola on the Po­tomac in Faulkner. The weather was pleas­ant, the food was de­li­cious and plen­ti­ful and the quiet was so worth it. A beau­ti­ful time. Now I look for­ward to their an­nual New Year’s Eve re­treat.

By the way, you don’t have to be Catholic — or even Chris­tian — to at­tend and love such a re­treat; I rec­om­mend it to every­one.

Com­ing up

Sept. 24: Com­mu­nity Health Fair 2016 spon­sored by Coun­cil Mem­ber Obie Pat­ter­son (D), at the South­ern Re­gional Tech­nol­ogy and Recre­ation Com­plex, 7007 Bock Road, Fort Wash­ing­ton. Free flu shots, chil­dren’s health expo, HIV/STD, den­tal and vi­sion screen­ing, farmer’s mar­ket, free pro­duce, door prizes and much more. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 1: The 18th an­nual Suit­landFest is hap­pen­ing at the Suit­land Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 5600 Re­gency Lane in Forestville. Come for a day of live en­ter­tain­ment, health screen­ings and com­mu­nity net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. For more de­tails email wil­lie. wimbush@gmail.com Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Oct. 8: “When Words Fail, Mu­sic Speaks” at the Sur­ratt House in Clin­ton. Lis­ten and learn from the mu­sic of the Amer­i­can Civil War as The Susque­hanna Trav­ellers play songs that echo the emo­tions of the time. Free. 4 p.m.

Oct 27-Nov. 3: Early vot­ing. The clos­est poll to us is at the Suit­land Com­mu­nity Park School, 5600 Re­gency Lane. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Nov. 8: Elec­tion Day (at last!). In the Morn­ing­side area we will con­tinue to vote at what once was Sky­line School and now is the Sky­line Build­ing. Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You’re al­lowed to vote if you’re in line by 8 p.m.

Chang­ing land­scape

Thomp­son Creek Win­dows and Brook Fur­ni­ture Rental have opened in Penn Ran­dall Place where Murry’s Steaks used to be.

The scaf­fold­ing is down: It has been up for more than two years. The United States Capi­tol looks beau­ti­ful; though ap­par­ently there’s a lot more work to do in­side.

Manuel Cor­rea, for­mer Ma­rine, dies at 93

Manuel An­gel Cor­rea, 93, for­merly of Morn­ing­side and a vol­un­teer with the Morn­ing­side Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment, died Aug. 31 in Clin­ton. In re­cent years he lived in Up­per Marl­boro.

He was born on Christ­mas Day 1922 in New York City to An­gel To­mas Cor­rea and Mon­ser­rate Perez. He fought in the Pa­cific with the Marines dur­ing World War II and left the ser­vice as a cor­po­ral. Then he worked for and re­tired from the U.S. Civil Ser­vice. In re­tire­ment he en­joyed col­lect­ing and ren­o­vat­ing cars.

I checked a 1955 Morn­ing­side Di­rec­tory and found him listed at 5 Wood­land Road, which means he lived a short walk to the Morn­ing­side VFD where he was a vol­un­teer fire­fighter.

He is sur­vived by his wife Dolores; sons Michael, Ron, Craig and Chris; and daugh­ter Diane Danyl­czuk. An­other daugh­ter, Juanita, pre­ceded him in death. His funeral Mass was at St. John’s in Clin­ton with burial at Res­ur­rec­tion Ceme­tery.

Mile­stones

Happy birth­day to El­iz­a­beth Long, Mary Kil­bride, and Raymond Short, Sept. 23; Dot­tie Arehringer, Amy Schlor and Peg Richard­son, Sept. 24; Alice Lucke and Judy Hansel Waby, Sept. 27; Tim Ward, Sept. 28; my brother Tom Mudd and for­mer Morn­ing­side Town Clerk Jan­ice Diggs, Sept. 29.

Happy an­niver­sary to Ken and Janet Kaye, their 62nd on Sept. 25; and An­dré and Cyn­thia Jor­dan, their 53rd on Sept. 28.

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