What: Yoga in the Parks
When: Friday, August 26, 9-10 am
Where: Ellen E. Linson, 5211 Campus Drive.
Join for free yoga classes in the beautiful outdoors! Learn basic yoga techniques, strengthen your body and discover how to free your mind with this popular fitness activity for men, women and children of all ages and abilities.
Don’t forget your mat and towel! Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather or wet grounds. Please call 301-927-0822 prior to class for weather-related cancellations.
All ages welcome.
Join on Friday, August 26 from 6am to 11am in Downtown College Park near City Hall! We’ll have lots of special guests, live performances and so much more!
COLLEGE PARK, MD, August 22, 2016 – City Manager Scott Somers announced today that Gary Fields has been selected as the next Finance Director for College Park. Fields will replace Steve Groh, who is retiring after 17 years with the City. Somers said that City staff worked together on developing the criteria for the type of candidate the City needs to replace Groh, and went through several hiring rounds to find the ideal fit.
In regards to Fields, Somers stated that “the Finance Director is a vital position for the City, and we are thrilled to have Gary join our team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and we are greatly looking forward to working with him.” With a total of 35 years in finance, 29 of which in governmental finance, Fields has an extensive background with local governments as well as private industry.
Fields is currently the Finance Director for the City of Manassas Park, Virginia. He previously served as Finance Director for the City of Gross Pointe, Michigan and the City of Bay City, Michigan. Fields received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from Abilene Christian University.
Fields is expected to start on September 19, 2016.
[From the City of College Park official announcement]
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Please mark your calendar – Council member Nagle and I will be walking with our Community Police Liaison Officer Cpl. Lobin September 16. We’ll meet at Duval Field at 6pm and walk around the Daniel’s Park neighborhood. See you all there.
The GreaterGreaterWashington has recently featured the bus stop on Rhode Island avenue (in front of the Hollywood Shopping Center) in north College Park. Unlike other bus stops, it has a nearby bike share station, a “Little Free Library”, plus a weekly farmers market!
I learned today that the Governor’s Office for Children (GOC) has agreed to release the state funding for College Park, Bowie and District Heights Youth Services Bureaus.
College Park City Council expressed concerns about the possibility of funding cut a few weeks back.
The Governor’s Office is holding tough and still refusing to release the monies for Annapolis, Dundalk (Balt Co), First Step (Balt Co,) and Greenbelt CARES, claiming that they are underperforming Bureaus.
We’re all very happy to be able to have the State’s funding and are honored to continue in the service of our families and children. On behalf of the children and families to be served, thank you for your important advocacy. This would not have happened without the involvement of many residents who asked the Governor not to cut funding for our important youth programs.
College Park Community Library is a drop off site for school supplies that will be donated to Hollywood Elementary School.
As you know, each year there is a need for additional supplies for students at the school.
Many of these are purchased by the teachers.
You can help teachers and students by providing one or more of the items below. Your contributions will make a difference!
Please bring your donations to the library or drop them in our book return box by August 27.
Thank-you in advance for your generosity.
Items needed include:
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers
Packs of index cards
Pencils and Primary Pencils (large with no erasers)
Colored copier paper
Safety scissors for children
Vertical chart paper
Copier paper (white)
Magnetic tape and magnets and magnetic business cards
Small white boards for students
Colored construction paper (large and standard size)
3 x 5 card boxes
According to City staff, the M-NCPPC has accepted a Detailed Site Plan application for construction of a proposed EZ Storage building and surface parking to replace an existing business known as Hydra Lift Industrial Truck, Inc. at 5151 Branchville Road. Staff attended a Subdivision and Development Review Committee meeting with other referral agencies to discuss major issues including dedication of additional right-of-way and floodplain and drainage easements. A tentative Planning Board hearing date of November 3 has been established.
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Our very own north College Park neighbor Donna Weene is in much needed funds for her kidney transplant surgery.
Donna’s daughter Rachel Elizabeth has launched a GoFundMe campaign. Here is the link to that campaign page. Rachel writes about the campaign:
She has done so much for me, my family, our community, our church, as well as individuals in need. She is on many committees in our community, she is a girl scout leader, a member of many groups at church, a daycare provider, and one of the best mother’s I know. I may be biased, but when I think of all the traits (good and bad) that a mother should have, she possesses them all. She has done so much for so many people and I think it is time something be done for her. My pride gets in the way of me asking for help, but I have to face the facts that I am one person and need help so I am turning to you guys.
Donna has served our community in many ways in the past, it’s now our turn to help her. Please pitch in and share with others. Thank you!
Food trucks are coming to the heart of downtown College Park, right outside of the University of Maryland! Get ready for exciting trucks and new flavors each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening!
The food truck hub will feature the launch of Q Truck — the Fun Quesadilla Food Truck — built and owned by UMD student, Chris Szeluga, and UMD Alum, David Engle. Also in the hub will be several of the hottest trucks in the DC / Maryland / Virginia area.
Come out for an exciting evening of friends, fun, and most importantly, food.