Prince Ge­orge’s An­i­mal Ser­vices now host­ing Adopt a Dog Month

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Is it time to bring home a dog for your fam­ily? Or for your­self? If you adopt from the Prince Ge­orge’s An­i­mal Ser­vices Fa­cil­ity dur­ing the month of Oc­to­ber, you won’t be charged for adop­tion, mi­crochip or vac­ci­na­tion fees.

The shel­ter is open Mon­days and Tues­days, noon to 6 p.m.; Wed­nes­days, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Satur­days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Sun­days, Thurs­days and hol­i­days. It’s lo­cated at 3750 Brown Sta­tion Road in Up­per Marl­boro. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-780-7200. I checked the web­site and found that the An­i­mal Ser­vices Fa­cil­ity in Prince Ge­orge’s has a slew of five-star re­views.

To see what dogs are avail­able, go to www.prince­ge­orge­spet­s4us.com. Each dog has a photo and such in­for­ma­tion as its name, age and breed.

Women’s Con­fer­ence at Suit­land Road Bap­tist

Suit­land Road Bap­tist Church and its pas­tor, the Rev. Kelvin McCune, in­vite all women to par­tic­i­pate in its 18th An­nual Women’s Con­fer­ence on Satur­day, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The con­fer­ence theme is “Walk­ing in New­ness of Life.” Speak­ers are Min­is­ter Beatrice Y. Smith, Sis­ter Deloris McKin­ney and Sis­ter She­lia Hayes.

The fee is $30, which in­cludes lunch. Suit­land Road Bap­tist is at 6412 Suit­land Road. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-291-2296.

Fi­nally, a stand­ing-room-only crowd at a Sky­line Ci­ti­zens meet­ing

And why was it a stand­ing-room-only? Be­cause most of the chairs were gone. As was al­most ev­ery­thing that ever made Sky­line School a school. We met in what used to be the multi-pur­pose/gym, and used what chairs Pres­i­dent Stan Holmes could dig out of the sup­ply closet.

But the mea­ger seat­ing, the standees and the de­press­ing sur­round­ings didn’t keep our meet­ing from be­ing lively.

Our guest speaker was Dana Tutt, prin­ci­pal of Wil­liam Beanes El­e­men­tary, the school our chil­dren now at­tend. She told us about her­self: she grew up in Suit­land, at­tended the lo­cal public schools and grad­u­ated from Suit­land High. She loves her com­mu­nity. She talked about her con­cern in more than dou­bling the stu­dent body. She also talked about the new com­mu­nity cen­ter due to open soon, ad­ja­cent to the school.

Spe­cial guests in­cluded Morn­ing­side Mayor Benn Cann and Vice-Mayor Bradley Wade who filled us in on what’s com­ing up in Morn­ing­side. Paul Sin­clair, pres­i­dent of Sky­line Hills Home­own­ers, in­vited us to at­tend their four-times-a-year meet­ings, which now will be held at the Morn­ing­side Town Hall.

Our COPS Of­fi­cer Gon­za­lez men­tioned a rob­bery at the Suit­land Beer & Wine (across from the Morn­ing­side VFD) and gave us crime preven­tion tips. He par­tic­u­larly cau­tioned us to lock the car door and never leave a purse or other valu­ables in plain view when gassing your car.

Our next Sky­line meet­ing will be in Novem­ber at the Morn­ing­side Fire House.

Speak­ing of the Morn­ing­side VFD, a house on Donna Street in Sky­line was gut­ted by fire the night of Sept. 25/26. Ap­par­ently no one was liv­ing there at the time, and there have been no re­port of in­juries or the cause of the fire.

Peo­ple

The Rev. Everett Pearson, pas­tor of Mount Cal­vary Church in Forestville, will be hon­ored Nov. 19 with a Mass of Thanks­giv­ing and a ban­quet, in cel­e­bra­tion of the 25th an­niver­sary of his or­di­na­tion. Mass will be at Mount Cal­vary, cel­e­brated by Bishop Martin Hol­ley, fol­lowed by a gala din­ner and mu­sic at Pius X Knights of Colum­bus Hall.

Park­dale High School is mourning the death of their beloved Prin­ci­pal Tanya Wash­ing­ton. She was with the county schools for 19 years, start­ing in 1997 as a teacher at Wil­liam Wirt Mid­dle School. Later she taught sci­ence at Charles H. Flow­ers High, served as as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal at Oxon Hill Mid­dle and Largo High be­fore mov­ing to Park­dale as prin­ci­pal in 2013.

Com­ing up

Satur­day, Oct 29: Morn­ing­side is host­ing its first Trunk or Treat. On that night they’ll hold a cos­tume con­test, bake sale and Trunk or Treat from cars. Cars will also be judged for best (spook­i­est?). This event is meant to pro­vide a safer Hal­loween ex­pe­ri­ence for chil­dren. For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Coun­cilmem­ber Blade, 240-464-4272, or Coun­cilmem­ber Fowler, 240-354-5953.

Satur­day, Dec. 3: The Sur­ratt So­ci­ety has a spe­cial tour, Show­man and his Magic Lantern Christ­mas Show, an au­then­tic 1890s vis­ual ex­trav­a­ganza, and a fam­ily-style meal at the Plain & Fancy The­atre in Bird-in-Hand, Pa. The bus leaves from the Sur­ratt House at 9 a.m. and will re­turn at 6 p.m. The cost is $100. Send reser­va­tion and pay­ment to Joan Cha­conas, Sur­ratt House Mu­seum, 9118 Brandy­wine Rd., Clin­ton, MD 20735. In­clude con­tact in­for­ma­tion and num­ber at­tend­ing.

Chang­ing land­scape

The Wash­ing­ton Mon­u­ment has closed in­def­i­nitely for an el­e­va­tor fix. The an­nounce­ment was made Sept. 26 af­ter the el­e­va­tor had caused re­peated mon­u­ment clo­sures over the past months. The 555-foot-tall mon­u­ment was dam­aged in the 2011 earth­quake, which may be part of the prob­lem.

The Air Na­tional Guard ded­i­cated a dis­play of a Viet­nam-era F-100 Su­per Sabre air­craft at the Air Na­tional Guard Readi­ness Cen­ter on Sept. 13 at Joint Base An­drews. Re­tired Maj. Gen Don­ald Shep­perd, for­mer ANC di­rec­tor, spoke at the cer­e­mony; the air­craft bears his name.

Mile­stones

Happy birth­day to Dr. Alvin Thorn­ton and Kam’Ron Blade, Oct. 7; Greta Cham­bers, Oct. 9; Marvin Burkhart, Oct. 10; Mary Deans, Oct. 11; and Tj Foster, Oct. 12.

Happy 27th an­niver­sary to my daugh­ter Elaine and Luke Seidman, on Oct. 7. Elaine wore the wed­ding dress and veil my mother Rose wore back in 1928, and rode to St. Au­gus­tine Church in Elkridge in a chauf­feur-driven 1928 Ford.

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