Bishop McNa­mara High School in­ducts 2016 Hall of Famers

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Since 1997 Bishop McNa­mara High School in Forestville has for­mally rec­og­nized alumni scholar-ath­letes, of both McNa­mara and La Reine High School, who ex­celled both in the class­room and on the field of ath­letic com­pe­ti­tion.

At the 2016 Hall of Fame In­duc­tion Cer­e­mony, Dr. Marco J. Clark, Pres­i­dent/CEO, and Dr. Robert Van der Wagg, Prin­ci­pal, pre­sented plaques to the fol­low­ing: Stephen Smith, ‘72; Michael Casey, ‘76; Lynda Hewins Wy­att, La Reine High School ‘84; Waine Ba­con, ‘98; the 1984 Wrestling WMAC Metro Con­fer­ence, and the 1995 Women’s Soft­ball Divi­sion II.

Com­ing up

July 31: County Coun­cil­man Mel Franklin (D), in part­ner­ship with Fame, in­vites you to the sixth an­nual Prince Ge­orge’s County Fam­ily & Friends Day at Show Place Arena in Up­per Marl­boro, 3-6 p.m. There’ll be food, en­ter­tain­ment, games, live mu­sic, DJ, and clowns. “Good time for the whole fam­ily!”

Aug. 2: Both Morn­ing­side and Sky­line hold an­nual Night Out Against Crime pic­nics and more. It’s al­ways a good time. Mark your cal­en­dar.

Aug. 4: Dr. Amjad Anaizi will present “Get­ting Your Back on Track” as part of the Ask-the-Doc­tor Sem­i­nar Se­ries at Med­Star South­ern Mary­land Hos­pi­tal, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is free but you must reg­is­ter by phone, 855-546-1788, or on­line at MedS­tarSouth­ernMary­ cal­en­dar.


Justin Cof­fren grad­u­ated from North Point High School in Wal­dorf and will be at­tend­ing Ohio Tech­ni­cal Col­lege in Cleveland. He is the grand­son of Mary Dean, of Morn­ing­side, and the son of Crys­tal and Craig Cof­fren.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III re­tired af­ter more than 40 years of dis­tin­guished ser­vice dur­ing cer­e­monies in his honor at Joint Base An­drews on June 24. He was re­tired by his son, U.S. Ma­rine Corps 1st Lt. Matthew Welsh.

Ebony Bates made the rounds in Sky­line on July 4, hand­ing out Amer­i­can flags (thanks, Ebony!) and her busi­ness card. She is a li­censed re­al­tor in Mary­land, Vir­ginia and Wash­ing­ton.

My daugh­ter Sheila Mudd, her daugh­ters Leah and Claire, and sev­eral friends headed for New York City last week, hop­ing to catch a glimpse of Lin-Manuel Mi­randa and maybe win in the draw­ing for $10 (be­cause Hamil­ton is on the $10 bill) tick­ets to the hit show “Hamil­ton.” The crowd was huge! They did see Lin-Manuel; they did not win tick­ets. They fi­nally at­tended “Les Mis­er­ables” at the theater next door.

Chang­ing land­scape

Gov. Larry Ho­gan (R) an­nounced on June 15 plans for the con­struc­tion of a new in­ter­change at Route 210, Kerby Hill and Liv­ingston roads. It is fig­ured to re­lieve bot­tle­necks near Na­tional Har­bor and MGM.

McNa­mara High School has two new fa­cil­i­ties planned: The Andy Mona ‘82 Stu­dent Cen­ter is due for com­ple­tion in Au­gust 2017. The La Reine Sci­ence Cen­ter is an­tic­i­pated by 2020.

Pic­nic, joust­ing and the Pope’s Fiat

St. Mary’s Church in Bar­nesville in­vites you to their 141st An­nual Pic­nic on Satur­day July 30, noon to 7 p.m. En­joy their de­li­cious BBQ chicken while watch­ing the joust­ing tour­na­ment (1-4 p.m.). Also fea­tured will be a candy stand, fa­mous baked goods snack bar, cake wheel, crafts, white ele­phant, coun­try store, chil­dren’s games and live en­ter­tain­ment. And they are host­ing the Pope’s Fiat. Come and see it. Meal dine-in is $18; 12 and younger eat for free. Car­ry­out is $18. St. Mary’s is at 18230 Bar­nesville Road in Bar­nesville. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-972-8660 or go to stmary­on­

Chivalry re­ally isn’t dead

Sev­eral weeks ago I re­ported that a Good Sa­mar­i­tan named David stepped out of the check­out line at Safe­way in Clin­ton, and with­out say­ing a thing, paid my bill when I — very em­bar­rassed — found I’d left my bill­fold at home. I sent him a check and a big thankyou.

Re­cently, while wait­ing to pay at Panda Ex­press in Clin­ton, the man ahead of me in line sim­ply told the clerk, “I’m also pay­ing hers,” and nod­ded at me. I was as­ton­ished and asked “Why?” He said some­thing like want­ing to do good for oth­ers. I told him I’d light a can­dle for him and I did, at church, for “John from Lan­dover.”

May they rest in peace

Mar­jorie Read “Margie” Hay, with ties to Morn­ing­side, died May 1. Her nephew, Pas­tor Richard Horner of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, came from Ken­neb­unk, Maine, to con­duct Aunt Margie’s ser­vice at Kalas Fu­neral Home. She is sur­vived by her hus­band of 64 years, Bill “Gene” Hay; sons, Bill (Holly) and Bob (Suzanne) Hay; daugh­ter, Carol (Don­nie) Mitchell; sis­ter, Sandi Cho­hany; grand­chil­dren, Bobby, Mary, Kristin, Billy, Me­lanie, Brett and An­gela; and great-grand­chil­dren, An­abella, James and Rory (born June 9). And how was she re­lated to Morn­ing­side? Her broth­erin-law, Jack Hay, is the fa­ther of Ruth An­thony, long­time Morn­ingsider.

Con­do­lences to the Rev. Lawrence Young on the death of his mother, Ju­lia Claire Young, in El­li­cott City on July 4, just a few days shy of her 86th birth­day.


Happy birth­day Ryan Simms and David Cook, July 22; Vir­ginia Price, July 23; An­gela Sur­ratt, July 24; Bill Cur­cio and Thomas DeGraba, July 25; Florence Cray and Jen­nifer Booth, July 26; Floyd Shields and Con­nie Rob­bins, July 27; Matthew Gryskewicz, Kenny Hunt and Ja­son Ni­chols, July 28.

Happy an­niver­sary to Percy and Bar­bara Craw­ford on their 44th, July 22; and Steve and Tessie John­son, their 16th on July 22.

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