Sunday, December 08, 2019

WHAT IS ON MY MIND? -- The newly renovated Mount Rainier Library!
Please save the date on your calendar for the grand opening of the Mount Rainier Library -- MONDAY, January 27, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. 3409 Rhode Island Avenue, Mount Rainier, MD 207212.
There will be refreshments and giveaways for every age!
This event is being sponsored by PEPCO, the City of Mount Rainier, and the Prince George's County Public Library System (PGCPLS).
ALL are invited, and you are encouraged to copy, paste, share this announcement with your Facebook friends.
Yes, there will be new hours of operations, and everything will be brand new just for your use. So, come out and see what awaits you in the newly renovated Mount Rainier Public Library!
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Sunday, December 01, 2019

One Experience of Living in Mount Rainier 2019

Living in Mount Rainier is an awesome experience! I have neighbors to ride by daily to check on me and what is happening on my property. I always feel safe because I know they will have their cameras out, taking pictures of any perceived indiscretion on my property.
For this morning picture takers, here is the latest scoop. On behalf of the City of Mount Rainier, after the City Council meeting, I attended the Gateway CDC Gala in Greenbelt. I returned home around 1:00 a.m. ALL of the parking spaces on my street where I pay my mortgage and property taxes were gone.
I circled the block, and there were no other parking spaces at a reasonable distance from my home. So, I parked in my yard where there was plenty of space available. Oh, by the way, I moved my RV that a least one resident has a problem with me owning and having in my yard (based on the numerous complaints that she has filed) so that work could be done by the workers. I guess I should have parked it on the street and took up about two and a half parking spaces. Maybe that is what I will do in the future.
Thank you for keeping me safe in my home, and I hope that you will continue to keep a watchful eye on me and my property. You have been doing an excellent job for the past ten years, and I hope that you will continue. Your pictures and notifications to code enforcement and the Mount Rainier Police Department ensure my safety.
By the way, there are other cars in the City parked on the grass regularly in their yards. Maybe you should broaden your scope! And, please note that a few other residents have purchased RVs and are parking them in their yards. Thanks again for your watchful eye.
Am I safe or am I being STALKED?
Noyes Neighbor
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Stalking Neighbor
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The Miles Family Thanksgiving Dinner 2019

I have not caught up with me yet, but I wanted to post this picture of the Miles family on Thanksgiving Day. We celebrated Thanksgiving (Wednesday-Friday) at the Residence Inn in Greenbelt, MD. It was an awesome gathering and I wish to give all kinds of shout outs to my awesome family members whom I love dearly!
Yes, we had more than enough food, and we had some for leftovers the next day.
Thank you God for loving the Miles family and always keeping us and meeting our needs. We may be cash poor, but we got each other and that makes US RICH!
Thank you, Patricia Fenn for the wonderful shrimp and cocktail sauce.

More than 27 of us got together for Thanksgiving Day. This picture I only represents a few of us. Hopefully the rest of them will share some pictures with me, and then I can capture the history of the day.

Thursday, October 17, 2019



Dear Mount Rainier Homeowners,

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. The City of Mount Rainier Department of Public Works is going to start a sidewalk the improvement construction project at --

Webster Street between 31st Street and 32nd Street,
Varnum Street between 31st Street and 32nd Street,
Shepherd Street between 33rd Street and 34th Street,
33rd Street between Shepherd Street and Bunker Hill Road, and 32nd Street between Perry Street and Bunker Hill Road
during the week of 10/10/2019- 11/10/2019; weather permitting.

The contractor performing this work is, Grace Management & Construction.
Access to the impacted sidewalks and driveways will be restricted during construction and 24 hours after completion.

Parking restriction and interruption to traffic flow will occur at times.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation during this project. If you have any questions concerning this project, please call the Department of Public Works at (301) 985-6583.

Sincerely, Kourosh Kamali, Director of Public Works

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Immunization REQUIRED for Prince George's County Schools

Attention Prince George’s County Public School Parents!

Does your child have their immunizations for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year? Current sixth-grade students will need the Tdap and Meningitis vaccines to enter 7th grade on September 3, 2019. Enrolling kindergarten students will need two doses of Varicella (chickenpox vaccine). NOTE: Students who do not have the required immunizations will be excluded from school: No Shots, No School, No Exceptions! >>Visit the State Law and Exclusion page for more details

Now is the time to act! Get your child immunized before the start of school! You can go to your primary care provider now to get your child immunized for the 2019/2020 school year. Other options include going to the local health department clinics, pharmacies, grocery stores, and urgent care centers. >>Visit the Upcoming Clinics page for summer clinic information

Temporary Admission to School

Maryland State Law (COMAR requires all students enrolled in prekindergarten through Grade 12 to receive age-appropriate immunizations. The school must have proof of immunizations before allowing a student to begin school. If evidence of the required vaccines is not provided, the student will be excluded from school. Students without the required documentation will be temporarily admitted and given twenty (20) calendar days from the date of admission to provide evidence of immunization compliance.

Download Maryland Immunization Requirements Download Immunization Certificate (Click on the link below)

To be temporarily admitted to or retained in a preschool or school, the student’s parent or guardian shall present evidence of the student’s appointment with a health care provider. The date of the appointment may not be later than twenty (20) calendar days following the date the student was temporarily admitted or retained. The student will be excluded from school the next day following the appointment date if the parent fails to provide evidence of required immunizations.

Requirements for the 2019-20 school year are:

2 doses of Varicella vaccine for entry into Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd 3rd, 4thAND 5th grades
1 dose of Tdap vaccine for entry into 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11thAND 12th grades
1 dose of Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine for entry into 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11thAND 12th grades

Friday, July 12, 2019

Allison Street Levee Meeting


It has been almost five years since we were told that FEMA required our levee wall to be raised at least four (4) feet.

We have held meetings, heard promises, and waited for the work to begin and end. NOTHING.

Today, Friday, July 12, 2019, City representatives, County representatives AND the approved Contractor met and did a walkthrough on the levee (again). Based on that walkthrough, trees were marked for removal or retention. In addition, the plans for the work on the levee were reviewed, and the start date is now set for September 2019.

So that the community can be brought up to date on the work that is to be done, and to understand the impact that the work will have on that area of our community, a meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mount Rainier Nature Center.

All residents are invited, particularly those that will be directly impacted by the work on the levee -- Arundel Road residents, Queenstown Apartment, Rainier Manor and 34th Street below Upshur Street (North).

What is the Allison Street Levee Project?

The Allison Street Levee Project is an $11.7 million project contracted out by with Prince George’s County. The “Allison Street Flood Control Levee Project includes rehabilitation of the Levee and 34th St. Bridge Replacement.”

This 2-year project will include the complete replacement of the 34th St bridge that spans 45 ft, and the rehabilitation of 6 levee segments that total 7,533 ft. That work includes but is not limited to sheet piling, concrete walls, and extensions, pipe installation, raising the levee embankment, etc.

If you have questions or concerns, PLEASE attend this meeting!