Saturday, December 31, 2016

Mount Rainier Business Association (MRBA) invites you to celebrate the New Year in Mount Rainier

The Mount Rainier Business Association (MRBA) request your support of MRBA and its members by ringing in the New Year with a great meal at Bird Kitchen & Cocktails! They'll be offering an exciting 3-course menu for only $35. Choose from three tasty main dishes: Pan Roasted Halibut, Pan Roasted Organic Ribeye, or the Earth Pan Roast. Reservations are still available by calling 240-467-3089 so do it now!

Full Menu:

1st Course

Mixed Greens, Honey Crisp Apple, & Cashews 
Blue Crab Soup + Sherry

Main Dishes

Pan Roasted Halibut, Corn, Blackeyed Peas & Lima Beans + Orange Butter
Scallops, Corn, Lima Bean & Green Tea Butter
Pan Roasted Organic Ribeye, Mashed Potatoes, Spinach + Syrah Pan Jus
Earth Pan Roast (Parsnips, Beets, Wild mushrooms + Wheatberries and Miso)


Flourless Chocolate Tart + Lavender Gelato

Blackberry Crisp + Vanilla Creme

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tonight's Work Session has been Cancelled!

Mayor and Council apologize for any inconvenience that the cancellation of tonight's work session may cause you.

Unfortunately, it is necessary for us to make this decision now.  We will reconvene shortly, and as is our practice, we will post the date and time of the next work session and meeting.

Best wishes for a joyous holiday season.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Electronic Recycling December 17, 2016

The Department of Public Works is hosting an electronic recycling drop-off on Saturday, December 17, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 3715 Wells Ave. This is an opportunity for the community to responsibly dispose of unwanted electronic items for reuse and recycling. Any items with a battery or a plug are acceptable, including televisions, computer equipment, printers, cell phones, extension cords, and holiday lights. Items with refrigerants can not be accepted for electronic recycling.

Please see the link below for more details of the upcoming December electronic recycling drop event.

Electronics may be dropped off at the Department of Public Works Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM in addition to the Saturday drop-off dates, scheduled quarterly (third Saturday in March, June, September, and December).

Best Regards,

Kourosh Kamali
Director of Public Works
City of Mount Rainier
One Municipal Place
Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Monday, December 05, 2016

Donate Christmas Baskets (or whatever you can) for Mount Rainier Residents

THINKING about Christmas Baskets for our families this morning. Here is the meal I am familiar with on Christmas Day:

Traditional Christmas dinner features turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and vegetables such as collard greens, green beans, candied yams, potato salad, boiled corn on the cob, cornbread, roast beef, ham, lots of cakes, pies, and other sweet treats.

Others have carrots, turnip, parsnips, etc. as well as other types of poultry, roast beef, ham, venison, duck, goat, fish are also used.

When you prepare your Christmas Basket this year, think about your traditional Christmas Dinner, and give it to someone else. Make sure you include enough to feed a family of four (4).

Here are some basic items to include:

A meat (poultry, roast beef, ham, venison, duck, goat, fish)
Vegetables (green beans, collard greens, green peas, corn, carrots, turnip, parsnips, asparagus, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, etc.)
Starches (cornbread mix, flour, rice, stuffing mix, pasta including noodles, pie crusts, ready made rolls, etc.)

Desserts (cake mix, pies, cakes, etc.)

Seasonings (salt, pepper, poultry seasonings, sage, celery seeds, mayonnaise, honey, butter or margarine, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, ginger, dry mustard, etc.)
Drinks (tea, coffee, sodas, juice, water, etc.)

CRANBERRY SAUCE or cranberries to make sauce, pineapple, apples, etc.
Not doing a Christmas Basket -- that's okay too. Just select items from the above list and donate them. WE will make sure that the baskets have your items in them.

WHATEVER, you decide to do, will be appreciated by those who will be receiving the Christmas Baskets.

WHEN ARE ITEMS DUE? Nonperishable items may be donated anytime.
Perishable items should be donated the DAY BEFORE, Monday, December 19, the Christmas Baskets are due.

WHERE CAN YOU DONATE? Mount Rainier, MD Police Department, 3409 Rhode Island Ave Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712 (301)985-6590.

Cash/check donations are always appreciated and accepted.

WANT TO VOLUNTEER: Email me at or just show up on Monday, December 19 between the hours of 12:00 noon and 8:30 pm, and again on Tuesday, December 20 between the hours of 8:30 am and 10:00 am.

Thank you for your support!

Sunday, December 04, 2016


The Mayor and City Council members in Mount Rainier are elected the first Monday in May.

The Mayor is elected at large, and two Councilmembers are elected from each of the two Wards -- Ward 1 and Ward 2.

The four councilmembers and the mayor make up the Mount Rainier City Council.

Terms of office for the mayor and council is four years.
The mayor and two council members

For more information about City elections, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 301-985-6585 or the Mount Rainier Board of Election (MRBE) at



Councilmember  -- Ward 2

Councilmember -- Ward 1  -- Two-year term

Councilmember -- Ward 1 -- Four-year-term

Polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm