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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Second Annual Halloween Party

The second annual citywide invitation Halloween Party will be held again this year.

It is being brought back by POPULAR DEMAND!  Open to Mount Rainier, Maryland residents of all ages.

WHERE:   4517 30th Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

WHEN:     Friday, October 31, 2014

TIME:       6:00pm until 8:30pm

Wear your costumes.  Stop in for hot dogs, hamburgers, beverage, movies, scary music, and of COURSE tricks and treats!

Bring the family, neighbors, and friends and enjoy a cup of HOT APPLE CIDER while staying safe on HALLOWEEN!



Thursday, September 18, 2014

PUBLIC SAFETY NIGHT - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 IN MOUNT RAINIER, MD

Please come out and join the MOUNT RAINIER POLICE DEPARTMENT in its celebration of PUBLIC SAFETY NIGHT in Mount Rainier.

WHEN:   September 19, 2014

WHERE:  Mount Rainier Nature Center 4701 31st Place, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

TIME:       6pm to 9pm

ATTRACTION:  Police Helicopter
                           Police Dogs Demonstration

FREE FOOD:     Hot dogs, hamburgers, and beverages

SPECIAL GUESTS:  Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Come out and bring a friend, a neighbor, and visitors.  You will be a part of the second annual Public Safety Night in Mount Rainier, MD!

BRING YOUR CAMERA!    BRING A CHAIR!   BRING THE KIDS!

REMEMBER TO SHINE A LIGHT ON CRIME!  TURN ON YOUR PORCH LIGHT.

For more information call:  ..301-9856565

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TWO TERMS & NO MORE!

I have sat in your seats.  I know how hard it is to resist the sitting leadership's quest for more power.  I know how difficult it is to stand on principle, but you are elected to DO JUST THAT!  You are NOT a RUBBER stamp for the County Executive, Count Council, the senators nor the delegates.  YOU are the voice of the people.

I urge you to Vote NO on Question J and the democratic sample ballot for the November 2014 general election should recommend that county Democrats do the same.  County voters have spoken in 1992, again in 2000 and again in 2004 in support of the two term limitation!  We want Two Terms & No More!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Grants for Environmental Projects --- Prince George's County MD

County Offers Green Grants for Environmental Projects
For immediate release: 
9/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

For more information, contact: 
Linda Lowe, Public Information Officer, Department of the Environment/
301-836-2115

Grant awards range from $2,000 up to$200,000 for urban watershed restoration projects
LARGO, MD – The Prince George’s County Department of the Environment (DoE) and the Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) recently announced that applications are being accepted for two funding programs under the County’s Rain Check Program. The funding programs provide grants for environmental projects that improve, restore or protect local waterways.  Both are open to the general public, but are restricted to funding in the County.

“When it comes to keeping our County clean, green and healthy, we are all in it together. These grants support our efforts to partner with the community and we will give you the money to do so,” says DoE Director Adam Ortiz.  “I encourage municipalities, schools, nonprofits, community, faith-based and civic groups to apply to support their local water infrastructure.”

The Prince George’s County Rain Check Program includes a Stormwater Stewardship Grant designed to reduce runoff pollution to the County’s waterways, while engaging residents in stormwater issues. The grant is open to nonprofit, community, faith-based organizations and other groups. Awards range from $20,000 to $200,000 for water quality projects and $5,000 to $50,000 for citizen engagement and behavior change projects.  All projects must be conducted in the County, excluding the City of Bowie.  The deadline to apply is September 18, 2014 at 5 p.m.

The second part of the program is the County’s Rain Check Rebate Program, which is now administered by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The program offers incentives to homeowners, businesses and others to install practices that will improve stormwater runoff quality, reduce runoff quantity and improve local streams and rivers. Eligible applicants have the opportunity to receive rebates for installing approved stormwater management practices covered by the program. Grant awards range from $2,000 for residential property owners; $20,000 for commercial properties, multi-family dwellings, nonprofit, and not-for-profit groups.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

For more information on the Rain Check Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program, contact Grant Manager Sadie Drescher at 410-974-2941, ext. 103 or click here

For more information on the Rain Check Rebate Program, contact Grant Manager Natalia Sanchez at 410-974-2941, ext. 114 or click here.

For more information on the County’s Clean Water Programs, click here.

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

PLEASE CONTINUE BOILING YOUR WATER!

WSSC Media Release - September 4, 2014

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS & COMMUNITY RELATIONS

 

*** 3:45 PM Update***
 
Boil Water Advisory Continues for
Portions of Prince George’s County
 
 
Contact: Ayoka Blandford
Ayoka.Blandford@wsscwater.com
301.206.8100


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel - September 4, 2014:  The precautionary Boil Water Advisory (BWA) for portions of Prince George’s County remains in effect.  WSSC continues to conduct water testing to verify that samples from the affected area meet drinking water standards and indicate good quality water.  The results of the last test will be read late tonight and, if they pass, the BWA will be lifted immediately.

It is important to note there is no evidence of contamination; however customers in the affected areas should continue to boil their water for consumption purposes.

Areas affected by the BWA include: Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Mt. Rainier, Cheverly, Chillum, Edmonston, Landover Hills, Glenarden, Fairmount Heights, Seat Pleasant, Brentwood and North Brentwood.  The interactive   map on WSSC’s website is the best tool to determine if you are in the affected area. Customers can type in their address in the search box in the upper right corner to find out if they are in the affected area.

There are approximately 100,000 WSSC customers (30,900 customer accounts) affected by the BWA. If you live in the affected area you should boil your water before:
Drinking it
 
Making ice
 
Washing dishes (without a dishwasher)
 
Brushing teeth
 
Preparing Food

Water, including filtered water, should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute and cooled before using. This includes water for pets.

When a water system, or in this case a small portion of a water system, loses pressure there is an increased risk of contamination. There is no evidence of contamination at this time, but WSSC recommends that you boil your water as a precautionary measure if you live in the affected area. A 24-inch water main broke Tuesday evening in Hyattsville. Repairs are expected to begin on Friday.


Check the WSSC website, Twitter and Facebook for updates as this situation develops. 

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Here is the full boil water alert from WSSC's Website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel– September 2, 2014:   In the wake of a 24-inch water main break on Tanglewood Drive, near Alternate Route 1 in Hyattsville this evening, WSSC is issuing a precautionary Boil Water Advisory (BWA) as of 7:55 p.m. tonight for customers in the following areas of Prince George’s County:

 
Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Mt. Rainier, Cheverly, Chillum, Edmonston, Landover Hills, Glen Arden, Fairmount Heights, Seat Pleasant and Brentwood.
 
If you live in the affected area you should boil your water before:
  • Drinking it
     
  • Making ice
     
  • Washing dishes (without a dishwasher)
     
  • Brushing teeth
     
  • Food preparation 

Water should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute and cooled before using. Water for pets should be boiled and then cooled for their use.

 
WSSC is creating an interactive map which will allow customers to type in their address and find out if they are in the affected area. The map will be posted on the WSSC website as soon as possible. WSSC will also Tweet when the map is available.

 
The 24-inch water main broke Tuesday evening. It is 59 years old. WSSC crews are in the process of closing valves in the area of the break to isolate the broken section of water main.

 
When a water system, or in this case a small portion of a water system, loses pressure there is an increased risk of contamination, however there is no evidence of contamination. Therefore, WSSC recommends if you live in the affected area, that you boil your water per the guidelines stated above.

 
The BWA will remain in effect for approximately 48 hours. WSSC must conduct mandatory water sampling. Appropriate state and county officials have been advised of the situation.

Check the WSSC website, Twitter and Facebook for updates as this situation develops.

BOIL your water, if you live in

Mount Rainier or Brentwood Maryland.

WSSC is advising that all residents in these two municipalities boil their water before using it -- specifically drinking, cooking or other consumption.

There is a water main break and WSSC is working on it now.  Will share additional information when I receive it.