Congratulations to the three Maryland City Recreation Council Mustang Soccer teams, which competed in the Anne Arundel Youth Soccer Association's Arundel Cup tournament during October.  The tournament raises money for college scholarships for graduating seniors.  Our organization was fortunate to have a recipient of one of the scholarships last year so it is exciting to see our local teams supporting this worthwhile scholarship tournament. Thank you to coaches Chuck Williams (U10 Boys); Willie Kendrick and Jim Watters (U11 Boys); and Jose Fabregas (U12 Boys) and all of the players and parents from these teams for competing.A special congratulations goes out to the MCRC U11 boys team who played up a division and won the tournament in the U12 Boys Red division. A special shout out to the team members: Joshua Watters, Hamilton Rubio, Nathan Harley, JJ Pillart, Michael Venit, David Chaney, William Kendrick, Jonathan Castillo-Hercules, Myles Bright, Alex Casey, Daunte Inman, Jalen Johnson, Amaro Villa, Dylan Long and Eric Mical. The boy's team is currently tied for first place in the U11 Boys Division 1 for Anne Arundel County Youth Soccer, with three games remaining.  Keep up the great work!

The MCRC in-house soccer program banquet for players on the 3-4- and 5-6-year-old teams will be held Friday, Nov. 7 starting at 7 p.m. The MCRC flag football and cheerleading will hold a banquet Friday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. Both banquets will be held at Brock Bridge Elementary School. All players are reminded to wear their jerseys. Parents and family members are invited to share in the celebration of the fall soccer, football and cheer seasons. Please ask your coaches for the details.

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Mark the date on your calendar for Monarch Global Academy's Open House on Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Take the opportunity to check out the new neighborhood school and learn about the programs it offers. Applications for next year are now being accepted.

The Maryland City Civic Association invites all residents to its next meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Maryland City Volunteer Fire Department, located on Route 198. Come out to hear updates on projects involving the Route 198 median and the local library. Also, hear how the recent election will affect the neighborhood and what can be expected from the new county administration. The MCCA has served the residents of Maryland City for 50 years, building a community. Join the association to make our community great for another 50 years.

A huge honor has been bestowed upon one of our local business owners.  Danny Sauro, owner of Tischer Acura Nissan, just across from the front entrance of Maryland City, received a nomination for the 2015 TIME Dealer of the Year award. Danny is one of only 55 dealers nominated for the award from 17,000 dealers nationwide. He will be honored Jan. 23 at the 98th annual National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Exposition in San Francisco. The nomination recognizes Danny as one of the nation's most successful auto dealers who also demonstrates a long-standing commitment to community service in his town.

Sauro has strong roots in the Baltimore-Washington area. He graduated from St. Anthony High School in Washington, D.C., and studied business at the University of Maryland in College Park. He began his automotive career as a technician at Tischer Volkswagen Honda, where he eventually became service adviser and then service manager. He moved to Tischer Acura and became general manager, then purchased the dealership in 2000 He now owns Tischer Acura Nissan.  His community service includes contributions to Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The community sends out a great big "Congratulations and good luck" to Danny!

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