🌱 Laurel Man Arrested + Harriet Tubman Descendants Educate BSU


Happy Friday neighbours! Let’s keep up to date with what’s happening locally to start today on an informed note.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Cloud and sun intervals. High: 59 Low: 45.

Here are Laurel’s top three stories today:

  1. On March 3, Lacree Thomas Ramsey of Laurel was arrested and charged with four counts of sexual solicitation of a minor. On March 9, a judge ordered that Ramsey could be released from the detention center as long as he met the conditions for electronic monitoring. (The Southern Maryland Chronicle)
  2. Lisa Schuetz, a former University of Maryland employee, has been charged in Prince George’s County with two counts of theft. According to State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy, Schuetz “abused his official position and purchasing power by engaging in a scheme to defraud the University of Maryland at College Park for an amount greater than $1 .1 million dollars”. Schuetz is charged with one count of theft over $100,000 and one count of theft between $1,500 and $250,000. His first court appearance will be on March 25. (OMCP)
  3. The descendants of Harriet Tubman, a slave-turned-abolitionist, hope to encourage Bowie State students by learning and educating others about Tubman’s courageous and historic efforts during the Harriet Tubman Day observance at the University of ‘Bowie State. A few of Tubman’s descendants, including a fourth-generation niece, Tonet Cuffee, and a fourth-generation nephew, Anthony Ross, will share stories about their family history during a panel discussion open to questions from attendees. (Bowie State)

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Today at Laura:

  • Laurel Dutch Country Farmer’s Market—Open at 9701 Fort Meade Road (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
  • Outdoor Ice Skating in Washington Harbor—Discover DC’s largest outdoor skating rink at the Port of Washington! It is open for skating every day, including holidays. Open to general admission, as well as private rentals. (11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.)
  • Laurel Park Run (12:25 p.m.)
  • Piano Happy Hour with performance by Ryan Shookman (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
  • Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in NW DC—Millennium Stage, a performance series from the Kennedy Center, invites you to join them for free entertainment on Wednesdays. Free film screening in the REACH Justice Forum. (6:00 p.m.)
  • Dave and Daniela: Live at OBW (Olney Beer and Wine)—Guitarist/singer Dave Weber will perform at Olney Beer and Wine (OBW). Dave performs singer-songwriter, pop/rock, classic soul and country roles. Come listen to live music in the awesome atmosphere of OBW. OBW offers delicious cheese platters and charcuterie. Competent staff. Keep an eye on your favorite sports teams on the big screen TVs. Boomba’s kitchen food truck will be on hand. Savor a delicious meal from Boomba while drinking beer or wine from OBW. (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
  • Piano Jazz at Tagliata in Baltimore—Complementing the restaurant’s menu and decor, guests will be able to hear some of Baltimore’s most talented musicians play Tagliata’s 1926 Steinway piano 7 nights a week in the lounge. Pasta, wine and piano will make every evening even more memorable! (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
  • Date Night: Steak House at Schola in Baltimore—Discover one of America’s most beloved cuisines: meat and potatoes! Steakhouses dominate the American restaurant scene with their classic menus and sophisticated interiors. We’ll be creating the classics: Wedge Salad with Candied Bacon and Blue Cheese Dressing, Flintstone Roasted Rib Eyes, Lobster Stuffed Baked Potatoes, Creamed Spinach and Double Chocolate Brownie with Ice Cream and hot fondant to end the evening. $79.99 per person (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
  • March Sketch Night at ArtFarm in Annapolis—Our monthly Sketch Nights are designed for anyone who wants to let loose for an evening of sketching and artistic community. ⁠Remember, this is not a drawing lesson and you shouldn’t treat it as such! Enjoy the company of other members of your community, improve your drawing skills and have fun! ⁠(6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Town of Laurel – Government: Here is information on the memorial services for former Councilman H. Edward Ricks to be held Saturday, March 12 at the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department. Opening: 10:00 a.m., FD Service: 12:00 p.m., Procession: 1:00 p.m. (Facebook)
  • Town of Laurel Economic and Community Development Department: ARPA grants are still open! Apply today: https://www.cityoflaurel.org/f… (Facebook)
  • Nextdoor neighbor, Montpelier Hills: Does anyone know where to look for a nanny? I need help with my 3 young children aged 7, 4 and 6 months. I would need light housekeeping, help with homework, meal preparation and occasional errands. (The next door)
  • Next door neighbour, Larchdale: I am looking for a private yacht to celebrate my 35th birthday with captain included. DC area only. Please if you know anyone to suggest a professional, reasonable one you have used or know someone who has used it, comment below. (The next door)
  • Associate Commissioner, Consumer Education and Advocacy Joy Hatchette, Maryland Insurance Administration: Join our friend MIA for a conversation about the impact of the new federal law on health care providers with emphasis on balance billing obligations. (The next door)
  • Kevin Wegman, Social Media and Digital Marketing Specialist, Government of Prince George’s County: Shine your shine at Watkins Regional Park for a good cause! Proceeds go to the YouFit Autism Scholarship! (The next door)
  • Nextdoor neighbor, Maryland City North: If someone does exterior painting, please contact me by PM. (The next door)

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Alexis Goering

About me: My name is Alexis A. Goring. I’m a Bowie area resident with a pulse for people, news and reporting! I worked for 15 years as a freelance writer/editor/editor in the media industry. I’m also a published author, an experienced blogger, and the founder of Writer at Heart Editorial Services. Visit my website for more details about me and my work. Here is the link: https://alexisagoring.jimdofree.com.


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