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January is Open Enrollment For Child-Only Health Insurance Policies in Maryland

January is Open Enrollment For Child-Only Health Insurance Policies in Maryland

The following information was sent to us by Betsy Charlow:

 

Policies Available for Children 18 and Under With No Exclusions for Preexisting Conditions

January is open enrollment for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States individual health insurance policies for children.  During January, these two companies will offer policies for children age 18 and under with no exclusions for preexisting conditions.  This is an opportunity for those families that do not have access to family policies to find coverage for their children. 

Fire Safety Tips This Holiday

Decorating your home is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season, and unfortunately these same decorations may increase your chances of a fire. 

Mark E. Brady, Chief spokesperson of The Prince George's County Fire Department gave us a few helpful reminders this holiday season to ensure the safety of our family and friends.

New Smoke Alarm Initiative: Safety First, for the Holidays

New Smoke Alarm Initiative: Safety First, for the Holidays

The following notice was sent to us by Mark E. Brady:

 

The Mall at Prince George's Presents Breakfast With Santa

The Mall at Prince George's Presents Breakfast With Santa

This Saturday, December 3, from 9am - 10:30am - Bring the kids to The Mall at Prince George's for breakfast from McDonald's and a visit from Santa! 

Enjoy face painting, balloon twisters, a strolling magician plus, treats for the kids, while supplies last. Admission is an unwrapped gift for a child on the Angel Tree in Center Court or $5.00/child. 

RSVP at Customer Service (301) 559-8845.

A tale of Thanksgiving kindness in our Nation's Capital

A tale of Thanksgiving kindness in our Nation's Capital

 

In the midst of the holiday shopping onslaught, it's good to remember the true meaning of the season. A friend of mine, Terence Tomlin, a chef and one-time front man of the phenomenal funk band The Mighty Heard, posted a story on Facebook that brought a tear to my eye. I think Terry's story deserves a bigger audience, so here it is, in his own words:

 

"Last Tuesday on my way to work I saw a lady struggling with her three kids. Looking at them reminded me of June 1980 when my mother took me, my brother and sister out of a abusive household leaving Bridgeport for California.