Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Snow Emergency Announcement for Mount Rainier, MD

March 21, 2018, 1:00pm

Mount Rainier Declares SNOW EMERGENCY. PLEASE act accordingly.

Due to the winter weather event, The City of Mount Rainier has declared a Snow Emergency to be in effect beginning 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.
Parking on Emergency Routes is prohibited during a Snow Emergency.

Emergency Routes are as follows:

1.    34th Street from Eastern Avenue to Arundel Road
2.    Chillum Road from Arundel Road to the City boundary at Queens Chapel Road, MD Rt. 500
3.    Rainier Avenue from 34th Street to Upshur Street
4.    Upshur Street from Rainier Avenue to 28th Place
5.    28th Place from Upshur Street to Russel Avenue
6.    Russel Avenue from 28th Place to Arundel Road
7.    Varnum Street from Russel Avenue to Eastern Avenue
8.    Arundel Road from Russel Avenue to 34th Street

Wednesday trash collection is suspended until Thursday, March 22, 2018. Public Works Crews are out plowing during the snow emergency.

For questions or concerns, please contact:
Mount Rainier Snow Emergency Lines are 301-674-9175

In case of emergency, call 911

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Free Health Resources Provided by Doctors Community Health System

Monday, March 05, 2018
Free Health Resources Provided by Doctors Community Health System
Throughout the year, Doctors Community Health System offers numerous screenings and support groups. Some of the upcoming events include:

Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings
Doctors Community Hospital
Professional Office Building, Suite 110
Lanham, MD 20706
301-552-8524 |
Women who reside in Prince George’s County may qualify if they have a photo or picture ID, are ages 40 or older, are uninsured or underinsured or have a limited income.  Appointment required.

Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
Doctors Community Hospital
North Building, 4th Floor
Lanham, MD 20706
301-552-7705 |
Colon or colorectal cancer is often preventable and curable.  If you’re a Prince George’s County resident you may qualify for a no cost colonoscopy if you are ages 50 or older, ages 50 or younger with a family history of colorectal cancer, or uninsured or underinsured.  Appointment required.
Join this American Lung Association club to get support, education and socialization with people who have chronic lung disease as well as their family members and caregivers.

Free Breast Cancer Support Group
Third Tuesday of Each Month, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Doctors Community Hospital
North Building, 4th Floor, Room 415
Lanham, MD 20706
240-542-3034 |
Join women who are newly diagnosed with or are recovering from breast cancer.

Free Diabetes Support Group
Third Monday of Each Month, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Doctors Community Hospital
North Building, 5th Floor, DSE Room
Lanham, MD 20706
301-552-8661 |
Join people who have diabetes as well as their families during engaging and interactive discussions about coping with this disease.

Free Drop-In Grief Support Group
Second Monday of Each Month, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Doctors Community Hospital
Critical Care Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Lanham, MD 20706
This group provides supportive listening, sharing and psycho-educational resources to grieving.

Free Post-Bariatric Surgery Support Group
Second Friday of Each Month, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Doctors Community Hospital
North Building, 5th Floor
Lanham, MD 20706
240-965-4405 |
Meet other post-bariatric surgery patients while learning and sharing within a compassionate and professional environment.

Free Stroke Support Group
Second Wednesday of Each Month, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Bowie Senior Center
301-552-8114 |
Join stroke survivors and caregivers to explore resources as well as learn about stroke prevention, healthy lifestyles and empowerment strategies.

Free WomenHeart Support Group
Tuesdays: March 27, May 22, September 25 and November 27, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Doctors Community Hospital
North Building, 5th Floor, DSE Room
Lanham, MD 20706
301-552-8058 |
Join heart disease experts who provide educational information to women while encouraging them to make well-educated and heart-healthy decisions. 

Free Screenings on Mobile Health Clinic
Visit the Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health clinic to receive free screenings (diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure) as well as medication reviews and education.  For updated care locations, call 301-324-4968 or visit  (Most times are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) 

March 2 – Megamart Supermarket, 1101 University Blvd E, Takoma Park, MD 
March 5 – Shoppes at New Carrollton, 7898 Riverdale Road, New Carrollton, MD
March 6 – Camp Springs Senior Activity Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
March 7 – Beltway Plaza Mall, 6000 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD
March 8 – Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road, Laurel MD (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
March 9 – Prince George’s Community Federal Credit Union, 15201 Hall Road, Bowie, MD
March 12 – Shoppes at New Carrollton, 7898 Riverdale Road, New Carrollton, MD
March 13 – Langley Park Senior Activity Center, 1500 Merrimac Road Hyattsville MD (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
March 14 – Oxon Hill Village Apartments, 2260 Alice Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD
March 15 – Laurel Town Center, 13320 Laurel Bowie Road, Laurel, MD 
March 19 – Shoppes at New Carrollton, 7898 Riverdale Road, New Carrollton, MD
March 20 – John E. Howard Senior Activity Center, 4400 Shell Street, Capitol Heights, MD (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
March 21 – Powder Mill Village Apartments, 3625 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville, MD
March 22 – Laurel Town Center, 13320 Laurel Bowie Road, Laurel, MD 
March 26 – St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, 410 Addison Road South, Capitol Heights, MD  (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
March 27 – City of Glenarden Nutrition Center James R. Cousins, Jr. Municipal Center, 8600 Glenarden Parkway, Glenarden, MD 
March 28 – Beltway Plaza Mall, 6000 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD
March 29 – Harmony Hall, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD
March 30 – Shops at Iverson, 3737 Branch Avenue, Temple Hills, MD


Doctors Community Health System is a network of medical and surgical services provided throughout Prince George’s County and in Anne Arundel County.  At the heart of this network is its flagship – Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland.  To complement the hospital’s high-quality and comprehensive services, the system has more than a dozen centers of care in Bowie, Camp Springs, Crofton, District Heights, Hyattsville, Lanham, Largo, Laurel, Riverdale and Temple Hills.  Also, the hospital has been rated as a high-performing facility for heart failure by U.S. News & World Report in 2017-2018 and designated as a primary stroke center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.  The system has experienced physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who specialize in:

Ambulatory Surgery
Breast Health
Diabetes Care
Digestive Disease Care
Emergency Services
Imaging Services
Infusion Care
Orthopedic Services
Primary Care
Radiation Oncology
Rehabilitation Program
Sleep Care
Surgical Services
Transitional Care
Wound Care

For more information, visit or call 301-DCH-4YOU (301-324-4968). 

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Tree pruning workshop

Tree pruning workshop
Learn how to prune trees in your yard, or how you can help take care of Mount Rainier's street trees!

Workshop will be led by Barry Stahl, tree commissioner and former National Park Service horticulturalist

Saturday, March 3, 2018

1:00 -- 3:00 pm

Meet at the Waterhole, 4004 34th St. Proceed to Bunker Hill & 35th St.

Weather looks sunny and mild but breezy -- please dress appropriately.

For more information, write to