Wednesday, December 19, 2012

United Way’s Maryland 2-1-1

United Way’s Maryland 2-1-1 offers information and resources to assist residents in need of mental health resources.

Upper Marlboro, MD – In the wake of last week’s tragic shootings in Newtown, CT, the Office of Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and Community Crisis Services, Inc. wants to make residents aware of a free resource called Maryland 2-1-1This free service connects residents to mental health and other human services that are so important during difficult times like these. 2-1-1 is staffed by professionals who quickly assess the callers’ needs and refer them agencies or resources to assist them or family members who are struggling with emotional issues.  2-1-1 operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, in over 200 languages.

2-1-1 is also a resource for referral to many other County and regional services including rental assistance, food banks, affordable housing resources, child care, after-school programs, elderly care, financial literacy and job training programs.  2-1-1 is funded through local and state sources including, the United Way and other nonprofits, foundations and businesses.

Maryland’s 2-1-1 professionals will connect everyone who needs help with the right resources. 

Friday, December 14, 2012


Are you a woman serving in an elected position in a municipality in Maryland?  Well, you should visit the WINGS WEBSITE LINK, and consider getting involved.  Here is the Link:  Check it out and take the survey while you are there.

Holiday TIPS from the Chief

Police are asking residents to review their holiday purchases and shipments to determine if any packages are missing. If you have shipped a gift to a family member, confirm with the recipient that it has arrived. If the delivery company reports that the package was delivered, but you believe it may have been stolen, take the following steps:

• Check the back or side door to see if the delivery was left at another location. Check with neighbors to see if the package was delivered to the wrong address.
• Call the delivery company to confirm it was delivered.
• Report the incident to police by calling 301-985-6565/6566.

To prevent thefts, police encourage residents to follow these tips:

• Track shipments, and try to be home when they are scheduled to arrive.
• If you won’t be home, have the shipment delivered to your work, if possible, or ask the delivery company to leave the package in a discreet location, such as a back door.
• Ask a neighbor to take the package inside until you get home.
• Be aware of suspicious people and vehicles. Delivery drivers are asked to be aware of vehicles following them.
• If you notice suspicious behavior, call 911 immediately. Make note of any vehicle’s make, model, tag number and direction of travel.

Michael E. Scott
Chief of Police
Mount Rainier Police Department
3249 Rhode Island Avenue
Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712
Twitter: @MRPDChief

Monday, December 10, 2012


Stumbled across this earlier this morning and wanted to share.  Click on or copy and paste this link and see Mount Rainier from another point of view.

I loved it.  Think you will too!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

National Christmas Tree Lighting 2012

he National Christmas Tree Lighting2012

Join WETA Television on Friday, December 7 for a Washington holiday tradition. Now in its 90th year, the ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree signals the start of the holiday season across the country. Taped at President's Park in Washington, D.C., this special features performances by musical artists including James Taylor, Kenny "Baby-face" Edmonds, Colbie Caillat andAmerican Idol winner Phillip Phillips. The festivities will be capped by the ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree.
Watch Friday, December 7 at 9:00pm on WETA Television

Monday, December 03, 2012

Yard Waste Collection December - February

A REMINDER -- Mount Rainier Resident

In accordance with the City of Mount Rainier Code 110 A, Yard waste will be collected on the second (2nd) Monday in December, January and February by appointments only

Residents are to call the bulk line (301-985-6558) and choose options 2 for yard waste.


WHO: Prince George’s County Public School’s Office of Pupil Accounting 
WHAT: School Boundary Public Forums
WHERE: Various locations
Tuesday, December 4
Nicholas Orem Middle School (Cafeteria)
6100 Editors Park Dr., Hyattsville
Thursday, December 6
Walker Mill Middle School (Cafeteria)
800 Karen Blvd., Capitol Heights
Wednesday, December 12
Oxon Hill Middle School (Cafeteria)
9570 Fort Foote Rd., Fort Washington

WHEN: All scheduled forums will start at 6 p.m.
BACKGROUND: Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will host three public forums on school boundaries, grade structures and academic program changes. For more information call  301.952.6300 or email 
*Courtesy of PGCPS website