E-cycle old electronics at two county locations
Recycle your old TV, computer equipment and other electronics at an e-cycling event. County locations for electronics recycling will be held at High Point High School on Saturday, Nov. 5, and at Surrattsville High School on Saturday, Dec. 3.
High Point High is at 3601 Powder Mill Road in Beltsville. Surrattsville High is at 6101 Garden Drive in Clinton. Hours at both events are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.
This e-cycling is free and open to all Prince George’s County residents.
Murder in Upper Marlboro, 1893
Dennis Campbell has a new book out, “Redemption at Upper Marlboro,” described as “a nonfiction account of a late 19th century Maryland murder and a series of intriguing aftermath events. It’s also the story about the rural farming community, its social values and the unsophisticated nature of life in a serene Southern Maryland small town.”
To purchase a copy, write Dennis Campbell, 5340 Majesty Lane, St. Leonard, MD 20685. The cost is $25. By the way, Dennis is also the author of “Journey Through Time, A Pictorial History of the Prince George’s County Police Department,” published in 1991 when he was a lieutenant with the PGCPD.
Daylight Savings Time ends
Election Day. At last!
Morningside Town Meeting, 7 p.m. at the Town Hall
Skyline Citizens Meeting, 7 p.m. at the Morningside Fire House
Open house at McNamara
Bishop McNamara High School invites the public — particularly parents and prospective students — to its annual Open House, where they’ll have a chance to tour and ask questions.
Visitors can learn about McNamara’s Concurrent College Enrollment Program; the 163 courses offered, including 17 advanced placement, and courses in such fields as American Sign Language, broadcast journalism, anatomy and physiology, AP psychology, AP studio art and so much more.
McNamara is at 6800 Marlboro Pike in Forestville. For information, call 301-735-8401.
Surratt House seeks volunteers
Be a part of keeping history alive and enjoy meeting and learning from visitors who come from all points of the globe.
The Surratt House Museum in Clinton is sending out a plea for volunteers, especially to give tours of this historic house. Help is also needed in the visitors’ center. They ask for a commitment of only one, 4-hour shift each month.
Guides will be given extensive training on the history of the times and the Surratts. They will be asked to provide their own period-correct outfit (financial assistance will be provided). Those who work in the visitors’ center are asked to wear appropriate “civilian attire” of the 21st century to greet visitors, sell tickets and gift shop items.
For information, contact the Surratt Society at 301868-1121.
The College of Southern Maryland has a new 74-acre Regional Hughesville Campus, anticipated to open in the spring of next year.
A huge Economic Development Incentive Fund deal may return Iverson Mall (now known as the Shops at Iverson) to its former glory. How many of you remember how exciting it was back in the 1960s when Iverson Mall opened, the first of its kind in the Metro area?
MedStar PromptCare facilities have two new locations: PromptCare Waldorf, 3064 Waldorf Market Place (301-9325960). Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. PromptCare Charlotte Hall (301-2901499), 37767 Market Drive. Hours: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends.
Morningside Memories: 1986
Mayor Jerry Glaubitz was emcee for Morningside’s annual Halloween party Oct. 31 at Foulois Middle School. About 25 kids won costume awards, too many to list. But adult costume awards went to Rachael Fisher, Lawrence Bipera, Dennis Seaman and Tad Blanchard.
Prizes for best-carved jack-o-lanterns were awarded for: scariest, Mary Waggoner; prettiest, Misty Muchmore; funniest, Asa Knox; and most creative, Emma Witczak.
Grandson of former Morningside Councilman dies
William David “Billy” Gilmartin, 33, grandson of Morningside Councilman William J. “Bill” Gilmartin, Sr., who served on the Council from 1956 to 1964 died Sept. 10. Years ago Bill and Alice lived with their large family on Woodland Road before moving to Auth Village.
Billy was born in Clinton to William Gilmartin Jr. and L. Diane Winfree and grew up in Owings and Chesapeake Beach. After Northern High School, he became an electrician with Local 26 IBEW. He was a member of the Stalling Williams Post 206 Sons of the American Legion, and was an ardent supporter of the Redskins, Orioles and Washington Capitals.
He was preceded in death by his brother Ryan. Survivors include his parents and sisters Erin, Shannon and Megan. Services were at Rausch Funeral Home with burial at Resurrection Cemetery.
Happy birthday to Bella Cordero, Nov. 4; Brandon Wood and Bob Elborne, Nov. 5; Steve Call, Linda Beatty and Dennis Waby, Nov. 6; Davey Capps, Jr., Nov. 9.
Happy anniversary to Al and Debbie Callison, Nov. 4; John and Dineen Whipple, their 41st on Nov. 8; Becky and Dave Capps, their 53rd on Nov. 9; and Roseann and Franny Rohan, their 53rd on Nov. 9.
And a special greeting to V.F.W. Post 9619, Morningside, on their 69th anniversary Nov. 4. I suspect there’ll be a really big celebration next Nov. 4 when they turn 70.