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By Mary McHale 301-735-3451

Show Place Arena invites you to the Spring Home Show, Jan. 26–27—and it’s free!

The Suburban Maryland Spring Home Show is coming to The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Jan. 26 and 27. 

Home Show events are designed for homeowners who are in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes.  It includes home improvement and remodeling exhibits with product demonstrations.  Many of the exhibitors go to great lengths to provide visual, interactive experiences designed to stimulate your creativity and dreams for your own home-improvement plans.

Plus, with their exhibitors’ special, show-only deep discounts, you have an opportunity to shop, compare and save all under one roof, in a fun, interactive environment!

Dates and times: Sat., Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sun., Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The Show Place Arena is at 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., in Upper Marlboro.  Phone: 301-952-7900.  Admission is free.


Neighbors and Other People

Roberta Phillips is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Prince George’s County Library.  You are invited to come and meet her at the Oxon Hill Library on Thursday, Jan. 31, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The Morningside Volunteers had a busy weekend in the run-up to New Years, responding to a multi-alarm fire in Upper Marlboro and handling multiple other emergencies with the ambulance and engine.  You can see some of the photos on their website:

My daughter Therese (Crossland ’72) lives in Brownsville, Texas, just across the Rio Grande, from Matamoros, Mexico.  She works with Catholic Charities and other organizations to help the migrants, many of whom come poorly dressed for the weather, hungry, and sick.  She takes them clothing, flip-flops, books and other things, and has just knitted a scarf for “some lucky person.”  If you are a knitter and feel like making a scarf for some lucky migrant, get it to me and I’ll send it on to Therese.

Changing landscape

Jay’s Food Mart has moved to Suitland Road, in Morningside, on the site of what was (I think) a Texaco station years and years ago.

Advance Auto Parts has moved to what used to be a Rite Aid drugstore in Clinton.

The Surratt House Museum and Visitors’ Center, in Clinton, has reopened for tours on a regular schedule: Wed., Thurs. and Fri., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m; Sat. and Sun., noon to 4 p.m.


Morningside Memories: 60 years ago

In March 1959 the Women’s Civic Group of Morningside hosted a Spring Fashion Show which opened with music: Marimba solo by Lynn Nichols; Tap dance, Nan Lollis; Vocal solo, Cathy Smith; Pas de Deux, Judy Conlon and John Thornton; and a Piano solo by Sandra Schaub.

Children’s fashions were presented by Bo Peep Shop, Suitland, and featured models Lou Ann Donaldson, Jackie Langford, Faith Tickell, Gail Spaid, Kathleen Jennings and Kathy Gaddis.

Ladies’ Fashions were thanks to Darling Dress Shop, Coral Hills, with models Barbara Bauer, Katherine McLaughlin, Virginia Rosch, Dolores Short and Sue Loveless.


Tony Tañedo, Philippine Army retiree

Avelino Y. “Tony” Tañedo, 82, of Andrews Village, who was retired from the  Philippine Army, died at home surrounded by family, Dec. 23.  He was born in Tarlac ( a province in the Central Luzon region of the Philippines), the oldest of the five children of Cristeta and Dominador Tañedo.

He attended Feati University in Manila, and joined the Philippine Army in 1955.  He worked in the field of military intelligence.  The Army sent him to NCO Academy in Hawaii and eventually to the Philippine Embassy in Washington.

It was at the Embassy, on Armed Forces Day 1969, that he met his future wife, Salome “Sally” Contreras.  They were wed Oct. 3, 1970 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Arlington.  They lived in Arlington until Nov. 1973 when they moved to Andrews Village in Camp Springs.  Over the years Tony was an officer—including president—of the Andrews Village Board of Directors. 

He retired from the Philippine Army with more than 25 years of service, and became assistant manager of Kmart in Rivertowne.  He was a longtime usher at St. Philip’s Church.

Tony is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sally; children, Reuben Tañedo, Philip (Samira) Tañedo and Ciela (Brent) Leech; five grandchildren; and siblings, Msgr. Francisco Tañedo, Edgar Tañedo and Purita Tañedo Sy.  Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Fr. Ted Hegnauer at St. Philip’s with eulogies by Ernie Apaga, Philip Tañedo and Brent Leech.  A repast followed in the Parish Hall.

Tony volunteered in many ways at St. Philip’s and will be greatly missed by the parish and by the Daughters of St. Anne, an order of nuns who have a convent in the parish.


Larry Estepp, pastor and Crossland grad

Rev. Larry M. Estepp, 66, Crossland High Graduate, formerly of Ritchie, died Oct. 13 in York, Pa.  He was born Dec. 7, 1951 in Washington, son of the late Armos and Alese Estepp.

He graduated from Valley Forge College and Lancaster Theological Seminary and was the current Pastor of St. Paul’s (Dubs) Union Church in Hanover, Pa.  He also pastored other Pennsylvania parishes, served on the staff of U.S. Center for World Missions, and worked with many conferences and committees.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Kay, daughter Kristen, stepdaughter Katrina, and five grandchildren.  He leaves a sister, Janice Harrison (Neil) of Los Angeles, and brothers Kenneth Estepp (Doris) of Accokeek and Jim Estepp (Nancy) of Upper Marlboro.



Happy birthday to Dennis Seaman and former St. Philip’s principal Linda Cullinan, Jan. 19; June Nicholson and Gina (Glagola) Hull, Jan. 20; my great-grandson Jason Shearer, Jan 22; Mark Foland, Jan. 23; and Claire Kennedy, Jan. 24.


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By Audrey Johnson 301-922-5384


Please join Mel Franklin, Council Member at Large for a day of service on this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (MLK Day). “A DAY ON” MLK Day Litter Clean-up at North, Central, and South County Schools.  When and where:  MLK Day, Monday, January 21, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., at Parkdale High School (6001 Good Luck Road, Riverdale, MD 20737), Walker Mill Middle School (800 Kare Blvd. Capitol Heights, MD 20743), and Surrattsville High School (6101 Garden Drive, Clinton, MD 20735).  Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.  High school students can receive credit for volunteer hours.

Event details:  At this event from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. on MLK Day at Parkdale High School, please go to  To register to volunteer for A DAY ON to help pick-up litter between 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. on MLK Day at Walker Middle School, please visit  To register to volunteer for A DAY ON to help pick-up litter between 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. on MLK Day at Surrattsville High School, please visit  


College Students recognized Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Clinton United Methodist Church were Brittany Baker—University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland (Major: Health Fitness, Minor: Health Nutrition).  Rachael Cain—Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland (Major: Architecture).  Rachel Cain graduated December 2017.  Lauren Crawford—Hollis University, Roanoke, Virginia (Major: Environmental Science).  Sally Davies—Prince George’s Community College, Largo, Maryland. Vedall Grant—George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia (Major: Psychology).  Catherine Holmes—Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia (Major: Marketing, Minor: Elementary Education), Emily Holmes—Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia (Major: Financial Planning Minor: Communications).  Emeka Mbakwe—University of Maryland–Baltimore County, Catonsville, Maryland (Major: Biology with Pre-Pharmaceutical Track), Emeka graduated in December.  Matthew Oghogho—Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland (Major: Civil Engineering, Minor: Management) and will graduate in May.  Osama Omoregbe—College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata, Maryland (Major: Art, Minor: Education).  Osayi Omoregbe Frostburg University, Frostburg, Maryland (Major: Health Sciences).  All the students were presented with a grant from Clinton United Methodist Church.  Congratulations to all the students.


Nottingham Myers United Methodist Church presents a Valentine Experience to Remember Sweetheart Ball Friday, February 15, 2019 from 7 p.m.–11 p.m. in their Family Life Center.  The address is 15601 Brooks Church Road, Aquasco, Maryland 20608.  Please join us for an evening of fellowship.  Music by Bruthers Plus One.  Tickets cost $50 per person for couple and single.  Please contact Kim for tickets at kim698787@verizon.


The Columbia Air Center located at 16000 Croom Airport Road, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772 is an African American Heritage Site self-guided with signage.  Daily, dawn to dusk.  Information call 301-627-6074 or visit

“The Columbia Air Center is the first African American owned and operated airfield in Maryland, if not the nation, was licensed in 1941.  John W. Greene, Jr., a pioneer in black aviation, was instrumental in developing the airfield originally called Riverside Field.  Occupied by the U.S. Navy during World War 11, the air field reopened as Columbia Air Center, offering a flying school, charter services and maintenance shop.  The first African American Civil Air Patrol Squadron in the Washington, D.C. area was formed here.” 


Happy Birthday to Grace Obasuyi, Steven Carter, Davion Dorsett, Dr, Sandra Jones, Veronica Quarm, Khadija Hakim-Hinton,, Nurbert Hughes, Walter Joiner, Ian Williams,  Bernestine (Bunny) Bryan, Nicole Falby, Mavis Turnbull, Beatrice Chapman, Abu Davies, Judanne Thomas, Margaret Thompson, Brandon Holmes, Lawrence Omoregbe, Jordan Joseph, Marian Thomas, Rachelle Jackson, Roseline Omoregbe, Yannick Bourne, William Terry, Donovan Cain, and Florella Wallace who are Clinton United Methodist Church members celebrating birthdays during the month of January, 2019.


Happy Wedding Anniversary to Nurbert and Carol Hughes, Buddy and Betty King, Walter and Theresa Lindsay Joiner who are Clinton United Methodist Church members celebrating a Wedding Anniversary during the month of January.



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