Category: Announcements

College Park Lions Club Blood Drive

The College Park Lions Club will be running a blood drive on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the College Park United Methodist Church on Rhode Island Ave from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. If you are a donor, or would like to become one, please sign up for an appointment at the website on the […]

Saturday December 13th, 2014 in Announcements | No Comments »

Coat Drive to End in 3 Days

City of College Park’s annual Winter Coat Drive will end this week. We thank you if you already have shared your gift of warmth with the less fortunate ones in the community. If you still did not get a chance to donate, please drop your gently used coats to one of the three city offices. […]

Wednesday December 10th, 2014 in Announcements, Winter Clothing Drive | No Comments »

We Can Do Better: College Park Resident Satisfaction Survey

Thanks everyone who took their time in submitting the 2014 College Park Resident Satisfaction Survey. If you have not submitted yet, please take a few moments to complete it until midnight December 19, 2014. So far Hollywood and Daniels Park are in the second and third places in the list of neighborhoods submitting the survey […]

Thursday December 4th, 2014 in Announcements | No Comments »

Community Foundation Winter Gala 2014

The College Park Community Foundation’s 2014 Winter Gala is less than two weeks away. The CPCF will celebrate its 2014 grantees, and most importantly, it will provide a chance to celebrate a year of amazing growth and community outreach for the College Park Community Foundation! At the Gala, the CPCF will host a silent auction, […]

Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 in Announcements | No Comments »

December 2014 Leaf Collection Calendar

Please see below December 2014 leaf collection calendar. Here is the description of the service areas. SA-1 Calvert Hills Albion Rd north to Calvert Rd; U.S. Route 1 east to Bowdoin Ave. SA-2 Old Town and Knox Box Area Calvert Rd north to Norwich Rd; Cornell Ave east to Columbia Ave. SA-3 College Park Estates […]

Saturday November 29th, 2014 in Announcements | No Comments »

City Stops Taking Recylable Plastic Bags

Yesterday, we came to know that the County’s single-stream recycling facility apparently is no longer able to take plastic bags. As a result, the city will no longer be able to accept them in recycling. The city also uses County’s single-stream recycling facility. This decision was made because of a problem with them gumming up […]

Wednesday November 26th, 2014 in Announcements | No Comments »

Small Business Saturday – This Saturday

Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 to promote independently-owned businesses and the City of College Park is announcing its support and participation in the event. Please see this press release for more information. Additionally, a list of College Park’s independent businesses can be found through this link on the Shop College Park website.

Tuesday November 25th, 2014 in Announcements, Business | No Comments »

Important Meningitis Prevention Reminders

I got this advisory message from the University of Maryland, College Park’s health department. At least 19 students have been diagnosed  with this virus and have been hospitalized. Even though the advisory is mainly addressed to the students, it’s  important that residents take precautions as well. I’m writing to let you know that we are […]

Sunday November 16th, 2014 in Announcements, Health | No Comments »

Today: America Recycles Day Trash to Treasure Workshop

Today, College Park Department of Public Works and College Park Arts Exchange are offering a day-long arts workshop on for mixed age groups to transform recyclable materials into artful crafts for holiday gift-giving. Bring your recyclables (no glass, please) and ideas of how to make your junk into useful and cherished gifts for family or […]

Saturday November 15th, 2014 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Public Meeting on the Hollywood Rd (West) Sidewalk

Next Monday, Council member Wojahn and I will be hosting a public meeting on the conceptual design of Hollywood Road sidewalk (between Rhode Island Avenue and Route 1). Please see below for details and spread the word. Thank you.

Recycle Your Old Computer and TV for Free

The County is doing a free recycling programs this and next month. Please see below for details.

Saturday November 8th, 2014 in Announcements | No Comments »

Your Voting Guide to Today’s Mid-Term Election

The mid term election is today. Please exercise your voting rights to choose who will represent as your your next governor, comptroller, County Council, school board and other representatives in the next four years . You can see the candidate profiles in the Maryland governor race here on the WUSA9 Another race to watch is […]

Tuesday November 4th, 2014 in Announcements | No Comments »

Resident Survey 2014: Help Shape City Policies and Services

Help shape City policies and services, and make suggestions for improving the City by completing the 2014 Resident Satisfaction Survey. The City conducts the survey every two years to obtain important feedback from residents on City services, the quality of life in our neighborhoods, and potential program improvements. All residents 18 years or older can […]

Saturday November 1st, 2014 in Announcements | No Comments »

City to Seek Public Input On New City Hall Options

Tomorrow, at 7pm, the City Council will host a public forum on the future City Hall options. The Council has been considering two sites with several development options. The site options include: (1) The current Knox Road site: This includes tearing down the site and rebuilding a new building there (2) Rebuilding at the 4601 […]

Monday October 27th, 2014 in Announcements, City Hall, Development | No Comments »

Free Computer Class for Adults

Recently one of our neighbors asked me if I can arrange a free computer class for our adult residents, who may not feel very comfortable in using computers. Accordingly, I approached some of our University of Maryland students who became very excited in teaching such a class for free. In fact, one of these students […]

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Saturday October 25th, 2014 in Announcements, Education | No Comments »