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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Visit Your Public Library TODAY

Someone said to me recently that public libraries are going to go the way of the dinosaurs -- Extinct!  Well, that is possible, but not if we use them, and add the new technology that will keep them alive.  We also must introduce our children, grandchildren, and great-children to them.

Find a reason and an opportunity to visit our public libraries often, and take somebody with you.  Here's a link to our public library system.

http://www.pgcmls.info/

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

County Council of Prince George's County ...

Seeks to INCREASE the number of CONSECUTIVE TERMS a person Can Serve on the Prince George's County Council!

Prince Georgians, you had better PAY ATTENTION! Here is what your elected members of the County Council are up to with as little publicity as possible. They want to increase term limits from two terms to three terms. You the voters imposed term limits in 1992!  Now, the County Council wants to THROW OUT YOUR VOTE, and increase their terms to THREE TERMS or TWELVE YEARS!

County Council of Prince George's County

Notice of Public Hearings

Wednesday, July 23, 2014  
Council Hearing Room
County Administration Building
114741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

10:00 am

CB=54-2014 - An Act Concerning Amendment of Section 307A, Charter of Prince George's County for the purpose of proposing an amendment to increase the number of consecutive terms that a person may serve on the County Council or as County Executive from two terms to three terms.

Did you know about this?

Friday, July 04, 2014

Funeral Service for Former County Executive Wayne Curry

Good Afternoon:

The funeral service for former County Executive Curry will be held next Thursday at 11:00am at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden. The address is 600 Watkins Park Drive Upper Marlboro, Maryland.  The public viewing will be from 9:30am to 1:30pm.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Scott Peterson, Press Secretary, Office of the County Executive (slpeterson@co.pg.md.us / 240-619-9400) or Lisa Jackson, Manager, Intergovernmental Affairs Division, Office of the County Executive (lljackson@co.pg.md.us / (301) 512-0276).

Sincerely,

Courtney Glass

Courtney D. Glass, Esquire
Intergovernmental Affairs Division
Office of the Prince George's County Executive
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774
(301) 952-2953 (office)
(240) 619-6456 (mobile)
cdglass@co.pg.md.us

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Recycling -- NO RECYCLING ON FRIDAY

Just in case you do not get another opportunity to hear this message or see it on the cable channels, THERE WILL BE NO RECYCLING ON FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014 because of the holiday -- Independence Day!

Recycling will be picked up on the following Friday, July 11, 2014.  PLEASE DO NOT PUT OUT YOUR RECYCLING CONTAINERS AND LEAVE THEM OUT THERE.  THEY WILL NOT BE EMPTIED!

Mayor Malinda Miles

SECOND Southside Music & Skateboarding Series

In just eleven days: 

Live music starts at noon in the Mount Rainier Skate Park for the second event of the 3-part 2014!

Southside Music & Skateboarding Series 


Please join us anytime between noon and 4 pm in the Mount Rainier Skate Park (corner of Otis & Wells in Mount Rainier, MD, across the street from Red Dirt Studio) on Saturday, July 12

· Hot grills, ice, and ice water stationed at Red Dirt
· Live MUSIC by guitar-bass-drum trio Marc Blackwood, John Lee, & Matt Tebo, and DJ sets by InnerLoop
· MD Skate Season is holding a skateboarding competition during our event, and we're hosting an open skate session before and after, plus
· skateboard deck painting workshop for kids from 2-4 pm--and we've got decks!

More info for this and the Southside series through summer parked & updated on our facebook event page, please join the "Going" list here. Also, online via Art Lives Here, or flier attached. 

Our big Southside skateboarding competition (cash prizes in various categories, awesome line-up of skate judges) is Saturday, August 2 from noon to 4 pm. Exciting news coming about the August music, announcing soon... save the date!

All our events are free and open to the public, all ages are welcome, and
We hope to see you!

Come and shred, or eat and listen/dance/watch! Please pass the word along!
--
JJ McCracken
Artist
Red Dirt Studio
3706-08 Otis Street
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

Marc Blackwood
Musician
Brentwood, MD

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The Southside Music & Skateboarding Series is funded by the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, administered by The Brentwood Arts Exchange in partnership with Art Lives Here/Joe's Movement Emporium. Additional support is provided by the Gateway Arts District and the Maryland State Arts Council. 

Special thanks to our host Margaret Boozer-Strother/Red Dirt Studio in Mount Rainier, Maryland, and to Dave Cahill/Mt. Rainier Bike Co-op for event assistance.

Passing of Former Prince George’s County Executive Wayne K. Curry

Good Afteroon:

Below please find Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III’s formal statement on the passing of Former Prince George’s County Executive Wayne K. Curry. The Office of the County Executive will keep you apprised of any developments and plans moving forward. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Scott Peterson, Press Secretary, Office of the County Executive (slpeterson@co.pg.md.us / 240-619-9400) or Lisa Jackson, Manager, Intergovernmental Affairs Division, Office of the County Executive (lljackson@co.pg.md.us / (301) 512-0276).

Sincerely,

Courtney Glass


Press Release
For Immediate Release:
July 2, 2014

For Information Contact:
Scott L. Peterson
Press Secretary/Deputy Communications Manager
Phone: 240-619-9400


Statement From County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III
Passing of Former Prince George’s County Executive Wayne K. Curry

Upper Marlboro, MD - Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, released this statement following the passing of former Prince George’s County Executive Wayne K. Curry:

“The passing of Wayne K. Curry is a genuine loss for Prince George’s County, the State of Maryland and the Washington Region. He was more than a great leader and iconic personality in this County.  He was a tremendously courageous and truly remarkable person who touched and changed so many lives.  As Prince George’s County’s first African American County Executive, he was a visionary who raised the standards for the County and its profile locally and nationally. 

This County and its residents owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude.  He was a son of this great County and he was extraordinarily proud of it and devoted to it.  He constantly reminded us how important his hometown was to the region, and to the nation, because it symbolizes what so many people dreamed could happen in America:  an affluent majority African American jurisdiction.  From National Harbor to FedEx Field, Wayne Curry laid the foundation for the Prince George’s County we know today.

For me, this loss is deeply personal. He was an amazingly generous friend, colleague and supporter.  He was a mentor to me and to so many others.   I know the residents of Prince George’s County join me as we express our sincere sympathy to Wayne’s family and to his many friends who loved him so much.”

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Courtney D. Glass, Esquire
Intergovernmental Affairs Division
Office of the Prince George's County Executive
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774
(301) 952-2953 (office)
(240) 619-6456 (mobile)

July 1, the World Around You Changed

...if you live in Maryland.  As in the past, there are a host of laws that took effect on July 1.

For one 100 proof alcohol will no longer be legal in Maryland.

A 3.5 cents gas tax took effect.

For more information on the new laws and their impact on you, check out the following link:

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/06/maryland-laws-set-to-change-at-midnight-90788.html