Strings for Christ con­cert to cel­e­brate Span­ish Her­itage Month

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Davies Con­cert Se­ries, now in its 45th sea­son, presents Strings for Christ, mu­sic from Latin Amer­ica in cel­e­bra­tion of Span­ish Her­itage Month, on Sun­day, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. Mem­bers of the group are Way­man McCoy, Michelle Ruiz, vi­o­lins; Jonathan Jones, vi­ola, and Denna Pur­die, cello. The pro­gram in­cludes works by Car­los Gardel, Luis Bonfa and An­gel Vil­loldo.

The con­cert will be pre­ceded by a per­for­mance by stu­dent artist An­drew Kivrak, who will play se­lec­tions from Span­ish Airs, Op.113 by Charles-Au­guste de Be­riot.

Ad­mis­sion: Tick­ets are $15 for adults and $5 for 18 and younger. Davies Memo­rial Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Church is at 7400 Tem­ple Hill Road in Camp Springs. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-627-0284.


Karen Rooker re­cently vis­ited Mount Rushmore with other VFW of­fi­cials and was among the flag-bear­ers for the CAFE (Cel­e­brat­ing Amer­ica’s Free­dom Event) cer­e­mony. She is the se­nior vice pres­i­dent for the Mary­land VFW Aux­il­iary.

Po­lice of­fi­cer Vena Mitchell and Code En­force­ment of­fi­cer Barry Wade were sworn in by Morn­ing­side Mayor Benn Cann dur­ing the Morn­ing­side Town Meet­ing on Sept. 20.

Sis­ter Leteki­dan has come from Eritrea to join the other Daugh­ters of St. Anne in St. Philip’s Par­ish. The con­vent is just be­hind my home and I en­joy the com­pany of these good sis­ters. I also read twice a week to the chil­dren at their day­care. Eritrea, by the way, is a small African coun­try on the Red Sea, just above Ethiopia.


The Town of Morn­ing­side is among 37 award win­ners (out of 3,500) who’ll be hon­ored at the Ch­e­sa­peake Em­ploy­ers’ In­sur­ance Com­pany’s an­nual Safety Awards Break­fast in Tow­son on Oct. 27. Morn­ing­side Coun­cil Mem­ber Sharon Fowler and Clerk-Trea­surer Karen Rooker will be there to ac­cept the prize.

MedS­tar South­ern Mary­land Hospi­tal Cen­ter has been rec­og­nized, in the 2016 Best Hos­pi­tals edi­tion of U.S. News & Re­port, as No. 2 in the metro area and No. 5 in Mary­land for its health­care ser­vices and in­no­va­tion.

Prince Ge­orge’s po­lice fea­tured in new best­seller

Au­thor Del Quentin Wil­ber gained ac­cess to the Prince Ge­orge’s County Po­lice Homi­cide Unit to tell all about the 12 homi­cides, three po­lice-in­volved shoot­ings and the search for a killer — all hap­pen­ing in Fe­bru­ary 2013. The book is “A Good Month for Mur­der: The In­side Story of a Homi­cide Unit.” You might want to check it out.

Events at VFW Post 9619

Wacky Wednes­day is hap­pen­ing ev­ery Wednes­day, with al­lyou-can-eat and a raf­fle. Hours are 1-3 p.m. and the cost is $9.

Many of the other ac­tiv­i­ties at VFW Post 9619 are pop­u­lar rentals, and in­clude Tues­day’s hand-danc­ing lessons, Wednes­day night’s danc­ing and Sun­day DJ and hand danc­ing.

I didn’t know what hand danc­ing is and went to the In­ter­net: “Hand danc­ing is a form of swing dance that can be traced as far back as the 1920s, from Lindy Hop, to Jit­ter­bug and to the ‘50s when Wash­ing­ton, D.C., de­vel­oped its own ver­sion and named it Hand Dance.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about VFW ac­tiv­i­ties, call Nola at 301-735-5290.

Food drive, yard sale, din­ner at Clin­ton UMC

Clin­ton UMC Women’s Fall Canned Food Drive/ Yard Sale & Fish/Chicken Din­ner will be Satur­day, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fish and chicken din­ners will be served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tables, $15; call Mia at 301-868-1288. The church is at 10700 Brandy­wine Road in Clin­ton.

Chang­ing land­scape

• Prince Ge­orge’s County Ex­ec­u­tive Rush­ern L. Baker III (D) spoke at the “I See Op­por­tu­nity: An An­nounce­ment of New In­vest­ments in Iver­son Mall and the Suit­land Area” meet­ing in Iver­son Mall on Sept. 23.

• The State High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion has be­gun a $155,000 project to en­hance the Route 5 bridge over Coven­try Way in Clin­ton by paint­ing a steel beam on the bridge, help­ing to pre­vent rust. The project is due for com­ple­tion by mid-fall, weather per­mit­ting. There will be lane clo­sures.

• The Na­tional African Amer­i­can His­tory & Cul­ture Mu­seum opened to the pub­lic on Satur­day, Sept. 24. For a sched­ule of events and other in­for­ma­tion, go to nmaahc.

May they rest in peace

Chloe Wil­liams, 7, a stu­dent at Ben­jamin D. Foulois Academy, died of a rare form of can­cer on Sept. 3, but not be­fore she had won the hearts of Morn­ing­side and the Foulois fam­ily. In June Morn­ing­side Mayor Cann de­clared Chloe Wil­liams Day and she was trans­ported by fire en­gine to Foulois for a cel­e­bra­tion in her honor. She was named Fire Chief for a Day. Chloe was the daugh­ter of Mau­rice and Aneesah Wil­liams and sis­ter of Mau­rice Jr., all of Up­per Marl­boro.

Lu­cille B. Hen­der­son, 92, a res­i­dent of Tem­ple Hills for more than 50 years, died Sept. 17. She worked in the busi­ness li­cense of­fice and later the mar­riage li­cense divi­sion at the court­house in Up­per Marl­boro and was a 50-year mem­ber of St. John’s Church in Clin­ton. Sur­vivors in­clude seven chil­dren, Kathryn, Su­san, Robert, Louise, Stephen, Aimee and Laura; five grand­chil­dren, five great-grand­chil­dren and a great-great-grand­daugh­ter. Burial will be at Ar­ling­ton.


Happy birth­day to Peggy Nan­ney and Jes­sica (Wil­liams) Proc­tor, Sept. 30; Jas­mine Wade, Nola Thomas and my grand­son Sam Mudd, Oct. 2; John Ihrig, Oct. 3; Mar­lene Ti­tus, Oct. 4; Sue Gil­more and Muriel Ire­son, Oct. 5; Rory Lohman, Car­men Buffington and Ge­orge Nixon, Oct. 6.

Happy 58th an­niver­sary to Larry and Jean Beard­more on Oct. 4; and happy 30th to Bill and Terry Ratliff, also on Oct. 4.

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