This is the time of the year when we have a hard time enjoying life and protecting our health and the health of our family members and loved ones. Yes, we have had some nice warm days since we have now have longer daylight time.

March definitely is here — see the grass growing, the flowers coming up and, of course, see the birds flying around in large crowds, following their leader and flying to the green fields to get some good food. And, the deer have come out of hiding, peeping at people, slowly crossing the stre…

With a 92-to-47 vote, the Maryland House of Delegates sent a bill that would ban the intentional release of balloons into the air to Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk for approval. Balloon releases are popular for celebrations and memorials but, they say, the practice creates trash which poses a dange…

What a February, lots of cold weather, windy days, snow, and rain all around this area. But it is now time to be thankful for this month, March, which is expected to be a warmer month, probably without snow. Looking out the window, I can see spring coming as I see the robins finding food in …

I can’t imagine walking into the Surratt House office and not seeing Laurie sitting at the desk. She was known as a leading authority on the Civil War, the Lincoln assassination and local Southern Maryland history. Or as I think of her, she knew everybody.

The Camp Springs Senior Activity Center has some more interesting events for the seniors to enjoy for the end of this month, February. There will be the movie, “Josephine Baker Story,” at the center on Friday, Feb. 28, in the Potomac Room from 12:15 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. This Movie Friday wil…

The Southern Area Aquatic and Recreation Complex, known as SAARC, is the first multi-generational recreation complex in Prince George’s County — a place where all members of a family can participate in activities together.

If you wish for Meadows Baptist Church to remember your needs and your family’s needs in prayer, feel free to contact them at 301-262-2617 or online at www.meadowsbaptistchurch.org. “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help…

The place was packed. There were only a few empty seats. The people were anxiously waiting for the food, music and entertainment at this Soup for the Soul event at the Camp Springs Senior Activity Center. This was the center’s event to give us a warm bowl of soup in celebration of national s…

It may be snowing or 25 degrees outside, but Susan Mullins is already at work on the Morningside Independence Day parade. Right now, she’s looking for entries — musicians, school bands, Boy Scouts, majorettes, old cars or trucks, clowns and whatever is parade-worthy. For an entry form or que…

February, according to the Gregorian calendar, is the second month of the year and has 29 days this year because this is a leap year. But there are a lot of special days in February. Feb. 2 was Groundhog Day and it was also the day of Super Bowl LIV, the 7th is national wear red day, the 13t…

Trinity Episcopal Church has a clothing bin installed in its parking lot. They are asking for gently used clothing and shoes for supporting the St. Vincent DePaul project. You can drop clothes and shoes as you go past Trinity Episcopal Church located at 14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro. If y…

“The Road to Freedom: From Maryland Slavery to Queen Victoria’s Court” is all about what happened to Josiah Henson. You are invited to the Surratt House to hear Edna Troiano, Ph.D., discuss the life of Henson from his birth into slavery in Charles County, his flight to freedom in Canada, par…

Something new is being added to MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center that will help meet the needs of Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland residents. There will be a “state of the art emergency department to provide our community with the best care, as well as a beautiful new fr…

Judith Ellen “Judie” McCrone, 82, past president of VFW 9619 Auxiliary, transitioned Dec. 17. On Jan. 11, a celebration of her life was held at the VFW in Morningside, the only service she wanted to have. As she requested, “Precious Lord” and “In the Garden” were sung.

What a wonderful weekend we had! There was plenty of sunshine that indeed made the days warm. It was time to get out, drive around town and just enjoy seeing things. And, some of the trees are showing buds. There were some birds flying around, making their noise so that you would have to loo…

Are you tired of getting those crazy telephone calls and frightening letters/cards in your mailbox? The Camp Springs Senior Activity Center located at 6420 Allentown Road extends an invitation to be present Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 from 10 to 11 a.m. for the fraud and scam awareness program.

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