It’s May Already!!!

Seriously, this month snuck up on your friendly neighborhood blogger.  I was on the sick and shut-in list thanks to the runny nose of my 2-year old great-nephew.  How can the smallest person in the house make the most noise AND have germs that can reek havoc on the lives of 3 adults?  I’m sorry for my absence from the blogosphere, but I was a victim.  Let me catch you up on the Brotherhood Summit, the National Harbor’s Wine & Food Festival, and a foreclosure prevention workshop sponsored by the Attorney General’s Office where you can actually get financial relief.

National Harbor Wine and Food FestivalThis weekend is the National Harbor’s Wine & Food Festival.  I have obligations and can’t attend but would love for you guys to go out and post away about it.  All the advance tickets are gone but there is on-site registration from 1pm–6pm; tickets are $45. Includes a souvenir wine glass, unlimited samples, all performances and cooking demos.  Chefs Scott Drewno of  Wolfgang Puck’s The Source and Rahman “Rock” Harper of Fatshorty’s are two of the many presenters.  There are all kinds of tastings and live music on three stages.  I really wish I could attend.
William H. Johnson Ice Cream StandPlease attend the Brotherhood Summit sponsored by the State’s Attorney Alsobrook’s  office.  It takes place this Saturday May 4th on the campus of Bowie State University, from 8:am to 3pm.  That Bowie State has been the hotspot as of late: First Lady Obama, Angela Davis, now this.  The keynote speaker for the day will be nationally-known Judge Greg Mathis who was once a juvenile offender and rose to be a judge in the state of Michigan. Former NFL All-Pro and DeMatha graduate Brian Westbrook will share his story with  attendees.  The Brotherhood Summitt is in need of volunteers, mentors, and life coaches.  If you think you can positively impact the life of a young man, please volunteer.  It doesn’t take much.  The Brotherhood Summit is open to young men ages 13 to 18.  Registration is required for all participants. Call Ola Hill at 301-952-5370 or e-mail her at Hurry – space is limited!
WellsFargoHouseCashYOU DON’T HAVE TO GO INTO FORECLOSURE!!! Come out this Friday and Saturday to the Attorney General Doug Gansler’s Mortgage Servicing Settlement Workshop.  This Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Prince George’s Sports and Learning omplex 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD 20785.  If you have any questions please call 410-576-6300 or visit the web site
Representatives from the five major mortgage servicing companies that are party to the Attorney General’s Mortgage Servicing Settlement will be on hand to meet with consumers. They include: · Ally/Ocwen (GMAC)· Bank of America (Countrywide)· Citibank· JPMorgan Chase (WaMu)· Wells Fargo (Wachovia)
In addition to the loan servicing company representatives, the workshop also will give homeowners an opportunity to meet with housing counselors and legal aid attorneys to discuss their foreclosure prevention options. Attendees should bring:
· All paperwork related to current and former mortgages, including loan application, settlement paperwork and lender statements;
· All foreclosure notices or threats of foreclosure, if any have been received; and
· Monthly household budget and pay stubs.
Marietta House and MuseumMarietta House and Museum in Glenndale is hosting a Wine Tasting on May 18th.  Niiiiice idea Parks and Recreation.  The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will kick off these spotlight efforts for the 200-year-old mansion with a May 25 wine festival. The festival is the first for the Natural and Historical Resources Division, which manages 52 historic sites around the county, said Mary Amen, the mansion’s facility director.  Marietta House and Museum is located at 5626 Bell Station Road, Glenn Dale, MD 20769.  Call for more information: 301-464-5291; TTY 301-699-2544; Fax 301-464-5654



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