Marchers, floats, mu­sic groups wanted for July 4th Parade

The Enquire-Gazette - - News - Mary McHale 301-735-3451

The Town of Morn­ing­side is gear­ing up for their 36th an­nual In­de­pen­dence Day Parade on Mon­day July 4. They in­vite you to par­tic­i­pate.

If you have a float, march­ing group, band, vintage car/truck/ fire en­gine, clown, pom-poms, what­ever, con­sider en­ter­ing them/it in the parade lineup. They march from the Morn­ing­side Fire­house to VFW Post 9619.

They start lin­ing up at 10:30 a.m. and step off at 11:30 sharp.

To re­quest an en­try form or for other in­for­ma­tion, call the Town Hall of­fice at 301-736-2300. All ap­pli­ca­tions must be in by June 24.

If I’m in town, I’ll be un­der the big tree at the Suit­land Road Bap­tist Church. Wave to me!

Morn­ing­side Spring Cleanup & Yard Sale

The Town of Morn­ing­side is hold­ing its Spring Clean-up 2016 on June 4 and 5. As the Morn­ing­side Sun news­let­ter states, “Let’s get it done in­side and out; from that over­flow­ing closet and base­ment to the shed, garage and yard.” There’ll be roll-off dump­sters, free bags of mulch (while sup­plies last), a char­ity drop-off and re­fresh­ments.

A com­mu­nity yard sale, in con­junc­tion with the clean-up, will be on Satur­day, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The charge for ta­ble or space is $5 for Morn­ingsiders and $10 for non-res­i­dents. Call 301-736-7400 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Chang­ing land­scape

The Joint Base An­drews Ex­change is un­der­go­ing big changes, from ex­pand­ing by 56,000 sq. ft. and con­sol­i­dat­ing func­tions from the home and gar­den store. Arby’s and Bos­ton Mar­ket will be added, join­ing Taco Bell, Charley’s and Star­bucks, which are al­ready there.

Pho Viet, a Viet­namese res­tau­rant will open soon in An­drews Manor Shop­ping Cen­ter. Next door to Pho Viet is a ShopS­mart Out­let, down­sized from when it was next door (on the other side). That space will soon open as La Colo­nia In­ter­na­tional Mar­ket. Lots of changes go­ing on in An­drews Manor Shop­ping Cen­ter.

Lost dog

Signs posted around Morn­ing­side an­nounce that a small black & tan minia­ture pincher is miss­ing. If you have in­for­ma­tion, call 202-203-0714. There’s a re­ward.

Is Once-a-Week work­ing?

Once-a-Week trash and re­cy­cling col­lec­tion seems to have al­ready made the streets look bet­ter — fewer cans along the road­side. Ac­cord­ing to the county, this sys­tem will “re­duce air pol­lu­tion and heavy truck traf­fic in neigh­bor­hoods, pro­vide less wear & tear on our roads.” Also, we have joined our ad­join­ing coun­ties, as well as Wash­ing­ton and Bal­ti­more, in once-a-week col­lec­tion. I hope be­fore long to see an of­fi­cial re­port on its suc­cess.

Here in Sky­line, we have yard-mat­ter col­lec­tion on Mon­days, and trash and re­cy­cling on Tues­days. The rest of the week I don’t even have to think about it.

Start­ing in the fall, heavy-duty, wheeled trash tot­ers will be de­liv­ered. And they will be free.

Lawyer for the Wash­ing­ton Arch­dio­cese dies at 97

Paul F. In­ter­do­nato, 97, who had a pri­vate law prac­tice in Oxon Hill but was also the at­tor­ney for the Arch­dio­cese of Wash­ing­ton, died April 16. He was an at­tor­ney for the Lit­tle Sis­ters of the Poor and even for Mother Teresa when she opened her con­vent in Wash­ing­ton. His ser­vice to the church led to his be­ing hon­ored as a pa­pal Knight of St. Gre­gory and a Knight of Malta.

He was born and grew up in Wash­ing­ton.

His wife, Amelia Theresa In­ter­do­nato née Mirabile, pre­de­ceased him. He is sur­vived by four chil­dren, Theresa A. O’Con­nell (Ed­mond B.), An­drew G. In­ter­do­nato (Bev­erly A.), An­thony P. In­ter­do­nato (Kath­leen G.), and Rita M. In­ter­do­nato, seven grand­chil­dren and five great-grand­chil­dren.

Mass of Chris­tian Burial was cel­e­brated at St. Aloy­sius Gon­zaga Church, North Capi­tol and Eye Streets. “He’s left us with much good ex­am­ple and many happy mem­o­ries,” writes his daugh­ter Teri O’Con­nell, “but a sad­ness in our hearts be­cause we miss him so much al­ready.”

May they rest in peace

My dear friend, Vir­ginia Clark, 98, for­merly of Camp Springs, died May 8. She was a 3rd gen­er­a­tion Wash­ing­to­nian, at­tended St. Gabriel’s and was May Queen in the 8th grade. She was a 1935 grad­u­ate of Notre Dame Girls Academy, where she also com­pleted a busi­ness sec­re­tar­ial course. She met her fu­ture hus­band, Ralph J. Clark, at the Navy De­part­ment and they wed at St. Gabriel’s Church in 1941. They set­tled in Camp Springs where Vir­ginia was a found­ing mem­ber of St. Philip’s Church, an orig­i­nal mem­ber of the Parish Coun­cil and the first pre­fect of the So­dal­ity. She was pre­ceded in death by Ralph, her hus­band of 55 years. She was the mother of Chris­tine (Bill) Keenan, Joe (Bar­bara) Clark and Valerie (Lon) Kramer; grand­mother of eight; great-grandma of nine and great-great grand­mother of one. Mass of Chris­tian Burial was cel­e­brated at the Church of the Na­tiv­ity, Burke, Va.

Mil­dred (Do­mash) Dahl, 96, long­time res­i­dent of Hill­crest Heights and mem­ber of Holy Fam­ily Church, died March 30 at an as­sisted-liv­ing cen­ter in Rockville. A na­tive of Spring­field, Mass., she moved to the Wash­ing­ton area in 1949 and worked as a ticket agent with Eastern Air­lines and as a cos­met­ics clerk at Wood­ward & Lothrop. She also vol­un­teered with the Girl Scouts. Her daugh­ter Nancy Lucy an­nounced her death.

Joseph L. “Larry” Spitzer, of Crofton, a 1963 grad­u­ate of Sur­rattsville High School and 1972 grad­u­ate of the U. of Mary­land, died April 13. He had re­tired from teach­ing in 1997.


Happy birth­day to Morn­ing­side Mayor Benn Cann, May 18; Gary Lewis, Sr. and Steven Busky, May 27; Teddy Burke and Kevin Ni­chols, May 30; Ruth Gar­ner, Aiyana Poe, my grand­daugh­ter Sarah McHale and John Tier­ney, May 31; Kath­leen Stahl, June 1; Paul El­borne and Ja­cob Cook, June 2.

Happy day to Tyonda Simms-Tay­lor and Michael Tay­lor on their 21st an­niver­sary, June 1.

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