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Gertrude Poe, 101, edited Laurel Leader for 41 years

Gertrude L. Poe, who guided the Laurel Leader for 41 years as editor before retiring in 1980, died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at her home in Ashton. A family member, Vicci Rodgers, confirmed her death. Ms. Poe was 101. Her career at the Leader began in 1939 when, after graduating from Washington College...

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  • Pair of records set at Laurel Invitational swim meet

    Pair of records set at Laurel Invitational swim meet

    The 36th annual Laurel Invitational swim meet was held on Sunday, July 9, at the Fairland Aquatic Center and several swimmers enjoyed individual success, including West Arundel’s Jay Venit, who broke two meet records in the 15-18 boys age group.Venit set a new Laurel Invitational record in the...

  • Area teams set to splash into Prince-Mont Swim League season

    Area teams set to splash into Prince-Mont Swim League season

    Brian Abdo has been around the Montpelier Community Association swim team nearly his entire life. He was a swimmer for 10 years with the summer team and is getting ready for his eighth season as the head coach for the south Laurel team, which is in the Prince-Mont Swim League. “It looks like we...

  • Pallotti baseball squad eyes playoff berth in MIAA B Conference

    Pallotti baseball squad eyes playoff berth in MIAA B Conference

    Senior third baseman Devin Brogden has played for four head coaches in four seasons on the varsity baseball team at St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel. “They have all been different,” said Brogden, one of the team’s top hitters this season and a college prospect. This year he is playing...

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  • Maple Lawn offers more patriotic fun [North Laurel]

    Happy summer and happy birthday, America! If you missed any of the 4th of July festivities around town, you are in luck because Maple Lawn is still set to celebrate. The Maple Lawn Festival is planned for Saturday, July 8 from 3 to 9 p.m. Fireworks will start at approximately 9:15 p.m. This event...

  • Emancipation Park offers Shakespeare and a splash [Old Town Laurel]

    Emancipation Park offers Shakespeare and a splash [Old Town Laurel]

    All the world may be a stage, and all the men and women merely players, but come next Thursday, Emancipation Park will be the stage and it will host real players. Prince George's County's Shakespeare in the Park series arrives here in Old Town with a free performance of "As You Like It" on July...

  • Retired Chief Judge 'got to be part of something that made a difference'

    Retired Chief Judge 'got to be part of something that made a difference'

    The noise of rustling papers and hurried footsteps at the Prince George's County Courthouse subside inside the second-floor office of Chief Judge C. Philip Nichols Jr. Adjacent to his desk, a Panasonic radio softly plays classical music in the background as Nichols signs search warrants from local...

  • Patriotic parade tops Fourth of July fun

    Patriotic parade tops Fourth of July fun

    Color guards, McGruff the Crime Dog, pageant winners and a marching Panamanian band added entertainment to the 39th annual Fourth of July parade Saturday in Old Town Laurel. The late Kay Harrison, who headed the Fourth of July Committee for years and died of cancer in May, was represented by granddaughters...

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