Nov
7
2014

Tomorrow at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Please see below this week’s Hollywood Farmers Market newsletter. See you all tomorrow.

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fall_prod Only Three More Saturday Markets!We might not realize it now, but we will miss the market, and that’s why you should visit it the next three Saturdays! We will miss all of the vendors over the winter months, including:

• The fresh, local produce from all of our farmers, including Pleitez Produce, Calvert Farm, Tuckey’s Mountain Grown, and Morning Glory Farm
• Legacy Farms and its free-range eggs, beef, veal, chicken, lamb, pork and more
• Roy and RT’s delicious Indonesian foods, especially their $8 specials
• Crest Hill Bakery’s fabulous breads and sweet pastries
• The hot dogs, cupcakes, and pies from Heavenly Created Desserts
• The cookies, tarts and more from Celestial Sweets
• The great coffee from Alcoba
• Phil’s Dills!
• All of our talented art and craft vendors

Recipe of the Week:  Butternut Squash Salad with Orange Maple Cinnamon Dressing

Source: http://www.hummusapien.com/

Serves: 2

Ingredients

For the roasted squash:

  • 2 cups chopped butternut squash
  • ½ tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • Sprinkling of cinnamon, salt and pepper (be generous)

For the dressing:

  • Juice of one orange (about ⅓ cup)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • Generous pinch of salt and pepper
  • For the salad:
  • 4 oz bag of leafy greens
  • Roasted squash
  • ¼ cup pecans, chopped
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • optional: crumbled goat cheese

InstructionsPreheat oven to 400F. Place cubed and peeled butternut squash chunks on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Toss cubes with melted coconut oil, cinnamon, salt and pepper and spread out in an even layer.

Roast for about 25 minutes, or until squash is nicely browned.

Meanwhile, whisk together the dressing ingredients and place in the fridge until the salad is ready.

To assemble the salad, place the leafy greens, roasted squash, pecans and dried cranberries in a large bowl. Add desired amount of dressing plus a good pinch of salt and pepper and toss to combine. You’ll have some dressing leftover.

This week’s Vendors

  • Pleitez Farm
  • Legacy Manor Farm
  • Heavenly Created Desserts
  • Calvert Farms
  • Morning Glory Farm
  • Ferguson Family Farm
  • Designed Naturally
  • Tuckey’s Mountain Grown
  • Roy & RT’s Kitchen and Garden
  • Wood Doctor
  • Christiane’s Knits and Gardens
  • Phil’s Dills
  • 49th Ave. Furniture
  • A Little Pottery
  • Ear Gear
  • Huma Henna Art
  • True Honey Tea
  • Great Shoals
  • Jessyka Padilla Jewelry
  • Crest Hill Bakery
  • National day of the Girl
  • Linda Jones- Elements of Nature
  • Bee Street Photography
  • ThunderBeast
  • Celestial Sweets

hfm_art_vendor Pssst…we’ve got a secret…

It’s hard to believe there are only four more Saturdays left for us to stock up on local produce at the Hollywood Farmers Market. Now is the time to stock up and prepare your produce for freezing or canning for the months ahead.

We have something special planned for November 22, our last market day of the year. To celebrate the end of our second successful season, we’re planning a surprise that you won’t want to miss! Stay tuned for more information!

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Also this Saturday—Behnke’s 7th Annual Fall Craft Show 
Our vendor, Christiane Williams, will not be at our market this Saturday because she will be at Behnke’s displaying her beautiful knitted products. Chris won’t be alone, of course, because there will be over 30 other crafters and artisans and food! As Behnke’s ad says, “Find something special for gift giving or a treat for yourself.”


Hollywood Farmers Market is located at the Hollywood Shopping Center (near REI) on Saturdays from 9am to 1 pm. Email: Hollywoodmarketcp@gmail.com. Phone: (301) 659 – 6295 Like us on the FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/hollywoodmarket Copyright © 2014 Hollywood Farmers Market, All rights reserved. www.Hollywoodmarket.org

Nov
6
2014

SHA Presents Route 1 Development Plan

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Representatives from the State Highway Administration came to the City Council last Tuesday night to give an update on the design work on Route 1 between College Avenue and MD 193.

Here are the highlights of that presentation on what the SHA plans to make the following changes:

  • Roadway widening along US 1
  • Two 11-foot travel lanes
  • 5-foot bike lane, including gutter pan in each direction
  • The existing five-lane section between Lakeland Road and MD 193 will be converted to a 4-lane section with a raised landscaped median, varying in width 6 – 16 feet.
  • Other improvements include pavement resurfacing, landscaping, drainage system upgrades, stormwater management facilities, signage and pavement markings, intersection lighting and associated utility relocations.
  • All sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, driveway entrances and bicycle facilities will be ADA-compliant.

The SHA is researching existing Access Permits to a State Roadway for several businesses with more than one access point to US 1. The process of consolidating access points will involve meeting with property owners to discuss proposed improvements.

SHA will also soon start working on the undergrounding work located along US 1 – Lakeland Road to MD 430. It was funded for design – $300,000, but not funded for construction. It may cause overall delay in project delivery. SHA thinks it will be also challenging in the maintenance of traffic set-up.

Here is the tentative project schedule

  • Final Review (90% design) – Sept. 2014
  • Newsletters Sent – Nov. 2014
  • Undergrounding Design Start – Nov. 2014
  • ROW Acquisition Start – Nov./Dec. 2014
  • Progress Meeting – Dec. 2014
  • Environmental Re-evaluation – Jan. 2015
  • Production Ad – Nov. 2016
Nov
5
2014

City to Award 47.5K to Local Schools

Since 2008, the Mayor and Council has provided grant monies to those neighborhood boundary schools that serve College Park students. The purpose of the grants is to support local schools in enriching students’ educational experience. FY 2015 available grant funds total $47,500.

Grant amounts available are in two tiers- maximum $7,500 and maximum $2,500. The amount a school is eligible for is dependent on the number of College Park students in their school.

The four schools with the largest number of College Park students, Hollywood Elementary Paint Branch Elementary, Greenbelt Middle and Parkdale High are eligible for up to $7,500. The other neighborhood boundary schools, Berwyn Heights Elementary, Cherokee Lane, University Park Elementary, Buck Lodge Middle, Hyattsville Middle and High Point High School are eligible for a grant up to $2,500.

Of the 10 application packets that were sent to qualified schools, six schools have submitted applications. The Education Advisory Committee (EAC) has asked one, Greenbelt Middle for additional information and the remaining three, High Point High School, Buck Lodge Middle School and University Park Elementary have asked for an extension.

On October 20, 2014 the EAC met to discuss the request for an extension and review the applications submitted. Present were Chair Carolyn Bernache and members Charlene Mahoney, Doris Ellis, Tricia Hunter, Brian Bertges and Peggy Wilson. Also present were City Staff Liaison Peggy Higgins and Recording Secretary Faheem Mahmooth

The Committee approved the extension request and in reviewing the submissions asked Greenbelt Middle for additional information. Those applications will be submitted to the Council with recommendations in December/January.

Following review and discussion of the submitted applications, the EAC is recommending that the Mayor and Council award grant monies to the following for their submitted projects The amount totals $30,000.
Hollywood Elementary
Paint Branch Elementary
Parkdale High School

Equipment and Materials Investment to Enhance Educational Opportunities ($7,500) Equipment and Materials Investment to Enhance Educational Opportunities ($7 ,500) Robotics ($7,500)

The Education Advisory Committee also recommends that the Mayor and Council award $2,500 in grant monies to each of the following schools for their submitted projects. Berwyn Heights Elementary Science and Museum Week Excursions ($2,500) Cherokee Lane Elementary Podcast Book Club ($2,500) Hyattsville Middle School Sophisticated Ladies ($2,500)

Nov
4
2014

Your Voting Guide to Today’s Mid-Term Election

Anthony Brown

Larry Hogan



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 the District 2 school board race between the incumbent Peggy Higgins and the challenger Lupi Grady. Please see here to find more about the candidates.

If you live in north College Park, you will most likely be voting at the Methodist Church at Rhode Island Avenue. Please check here to confirm your voting station.

Nov
3
2014

City Plans to Install Safety Cameras along Trolley Trail

In this week’s worksession, the City Council will discuss a plan to put security survelillance cameras along the trolley trail in the Berwyn neighborhood area.

The City submitted an application for a $125,000 grant to the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) to extend the City’s security camera system along the Trolley Trail in the Lakeland and Berwyn neighborhoods, and to install a license plate recognition camera on Berwyn Road at Baltimore Avenue. The GOCCP awarded a grant for this project. A proposal for this project has been received from the City’s current security camera system contractor, Hitachi Data Systems (formerly Avrio RMS).

This grant was awarded by GOCCP to provide CCTV cameras along the Trolley Trail between Jack Perry Plaza and Pierce Avenue; and to provide a license plate recognition camera on Berwyn Road, inbound from Baltimore Avenue. The original concept was to use fixed focus cameras at four (4) locations along the trail. It is anticipated that these will not be actively monitored, but would be record only cameras. Stored data would be available only to police investigators for forensic purposes. However, Hitachi has proposed using newer technology to provide pan/tiiVzoom cameras at five (5) locations. The proposal would use five (5) PTZ cameras set in predetermined scanning patterns to monitor the area around the camera installations.

Data would be stored on site rather than being transmitted to an operations center. Wireless data connections would be provided at each camera to allow authorized police to access and search the camera data. As these would be located within the UMPD concurrent jurisdiction, both UMPD and PGPD would be allowed access to data. This proposal includes the installation of dedicated utility poles at each camera location. to avoid lengthy delays seeking permission for joint use of Pepco utility poles.

Nov
2
2014

North College Park Crime Map: Oct 26 – Nov 1, 2014

Please see below last weeks crime map and let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.

Assaults

Event

Type

From

To

Location

[10/30/14] Assault 19:33 23:45 9600 Blk 49TH AVE

Breaking and Entering Commercial

Event

Type

From

To

Location

[10/27/14] BREAKR 12:20 15:29 9600 Blk BALTIMORE AVE,

Breaking and Entering Residential

Event

Type

From

To

Location

[10/27/14] BREAKR 13:40 15:25 10205 Blk BALTIMORE AVE
[10/27/14] BREAKR 14:28 17:49 9600 Blk MILESTONE WAY
[10/27/14] BREAKR 17:49 21:08 9600 Blk MILESTONE WAY

Theft

Event

Type

From

To

Location

[10/27/14] THEFT 11:43 12:10 9200 Blk ST ANDREWS PL,

Theft from auto

Event

Type

From

To

Location

#L14299 THEFTA 16:59 17:18 9500 Blk BALTIMORE AVE,
[10/29/14] THEFA1 19:01 20:20 9300 Blk BALTIMORE AVE,

 

Nov
1
2014

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 complete the survey. More than one person per household can take the survey, but each person will need to use a different computer to complete it online (the survey software does not allow two surveys from the same computer).

Please click here for the English version. And here is the Spanish version.

Oct
31
2014

Tomorrow at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Please see below this week’s Hollywood Farmers Market newsletter. See you all tomorrow.

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‘Tis the Season for Gourds!fall_produceDuring this time of year, gourds and their cousins, pumpkins, get their time in the spotlight. A collection of these might be sitting in the center of your dinner table right now, serving as an autumnal centerpiece. Some might be on your outside steps, or the neighborhood squirrels might have had them as a feast!While some gourds are certainly good to eat, they have historically had many other functions. Gourds can be made into tools, musical instruments, bird houses, toys, and objects of art.According to Wikipedia, one type of gourd was discovered in archaeological sites dating from as early as 13,000 BC! Luckily, you don’t have to travel through time to enjoy them. All you have to do is come to the market and find an acorn or butternut squash to cook—or a pumpkin to feed to the squirrels!

Recipe of the Week: Cheese Spread Served in a Gourd

Sometimes a squash can be used as a serving dish, such as in the easy-to-make recipe below, which comes from here.

INGREDIENTS: 1 medium-sized acorn squash, 1 large sweet dumpling squash, or 1 small turban squash

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup chopped pitted dates
2 tablespoons drained and chopped cranberry chutney

1. If necessary, cut a 1-inch slice from the bottom of the squash so that it sits upright. Remove the stem end. Scoop out and discard seeds and fibers. 2. Fill a saucepan with about an inch of water. Bring to a boil. Set the squash upside down in the saucepan. 3. Reduce the heat to medium, cover the pan, and simmer until the squash flesh is tender when pressed with a fork but the shell is still firm, about 20 minutes. Transfer the squash to a colander to drain and cool. 4. In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese and butter until thoroughly blended. Mix in the dates and chutney. 5, Scoop the flesh from the cooled squash shell, leaving about 1/4 inch of shell. Add the squash flesh to the cream cheese mixture and blend well. Spoon the mixture into the shell. Cover and chill.

Serve chilled to 8 to 12 people with crackers.

This week’s Vendors

  • Pleitez Farm
  • Legacy Manor Farm
  • Heavenly Created Desserts
  • Calvert Farms
  • Morning Glory Farm
  • Ferguson Family Farm
  • Designed Naturally
  • Tuckey’s Mountain Grown
  • Roy & RT’s Kitchen and Garden
  • Wood Doctor
  • Christiane’s Knits and Gardens
  • Phil’s Dills
  • 49th Ave. Furniture
  • A Little Pottery
  • Ear Gear
  • Huma Henna Art
  • True Honey Tea
  • Great Shoals
  • Jessyka Padilla Jewelry
  • Crest Hill Bakery
  • National day of the Girl
  • Linda Jones- Elements of Nature
  • Bee Street Photography
  • ThunderBeast
  • Celestial Sweets

kevin


Pssst…we’ve got a secret…

It’s hard to believe there are only four more Saturdays left for us to stock up on local produce at the Hollywood Farmers Market. Now is the time to stock up and prepare your produce for freezing or canning for the months ahead.

We have something special planned for November 22, our last market day of the year. To celebrate the end of our second successful season, we’re planning a surprise that you won’t want to miss! Stay tuned for more information!

ron_leishman


Hollywood Farmers Market is located at the Hollywood Shopping Center (near REI) on Saturdays from 9am to 1 pm. Email: Hollywoodmarketcp@gmail.com. Phone: (301) 659 – 6295 Like us on the FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/hollywoodmarket Copyright © 2014 Hollywood Farmers Market, All rights reserved. www.Hollywoodmarket.org

Oct
30
2014

Conceptual Facade Designs for the Hollywood Commercial District

Recently, we met with staff from the City, County and the Park and Planning to review a design study on the facade / store front improvement of the stores at the Hollywood commenrcial district. The City has some matching grants that these businesses can apply to make these changes happen. The designs will be presented at next month’s NCPCA meeting. Please see the designs below and let me know what you all think.

Oct
29
2014

Residents Speak About New City Hall Options

About 3 dozen residents came to last night’s town hall meeting and told the Mayor and council about what they think about the two future City Hall sites.

Our staff made a presentation about two sites before residents offered their feedback. You can see that presentation here.

  • Residents who favored the Calvert Road site made the following points
  • Opportunity for development – Can have a day care
  • Larger size – Perfect for a more Civic space
  • Not used, currently What else can we have if we do not have
  • Not very far from the current City Hall site does not matter

One Calvert Rd site supporter said the current Knox Rd site does not look pretty, architecturally

Residents supporting the Knox Rd site raised the following points

  • Better accessibility due to close to Route 1
  • Great development opportunity in partnership with the UMD
  • Parking garage next to the site
  • Close to future Purple line
  • Renovated not a long time ago

The Knox Rd site supporters also said:

  • Will send wrong signal to development community Community if not done at the current site
  • Calvert Rd is a residential area, Traffic issue must be considered
  • Will take more time from residents to get to the site from north College Park.

One resident wanted to divided the need into two parts – office Space and public meeting. He wants to see City Hall at Calvert Road sites can both meet these needs jointly.

One resident asked to keep the current building for public use

Another resident commented that about the Calvert Rd site, the nearby residents need to be consulted before taking the decision

Another residents said instead of building a new structure, the City should restore the eastern wing where the current offices are located.

If you have any comments, please let me know.

Oct
28
2014

FBI Development at Greenbelt: The Question on Environmental Impact

I’ve received a few questions from residents with concerns of the proposed development’s impact on the surrounding area, particularly With respect to the effect of the proposed stormwater management facilities on flooding along the rest of Indian Creek watershed.

I contacted the project’s developer on these concerns. He argues that the impact from the project will “definitely be beneficial”.

According to him, current stormwater management facilities at Greenbelt do little to mitigate the quantity or quality of stormwater generated during rain events (quantity being the key concern for flooding).

The developer has included the cost of Contech Stormfilter system in the budget for the overall development to control both quantity and quality. The other system that the developer is looking at was the Jellyfish system. It is similar in terms of function and cost.

With respect to the GSA site, the developer thinks GSA controls site specifications for stormwater control, and thus under Section 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), federal agencies are required to reduce stormwater runoff from federal development and redevelopment projects to protect water resources. Federal agencies can comply using a variety of “green infrastructure” or “low impact development” stormwater management practices, including reducing impervious surfaces and using vegetative practices, porous pavements, cisterns and green roofs. The requirement is to use all practical means to reduce or eliminate stormwater runoff.

The developer is expected to come to City Council and teh neighborhood association meeting to update residents and the Council with these ideas and take questions. I will let you know once that happens.

Oct
27
2014

City to Seek Public Input On New City Hall Options

The current College Park City Hall

College Park City Hall


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 Calvert Road site, where our current Public Services office is located.

City staff will make a presentation about these options and the need for a new site, plus the history of Council’s attempt to build a new City Hall.

The discussion will continue until 7:30pm, when our regular meeting will start.

See you all there at the meeting.

Oct
26
2014

North College Park Crime Map – Oct 19 – 25, 2014

Stolen Vehicle

Event

Type

From

To

Location

[10/20/14] CKAUTO 19:05 19:52 5000 Blk MANGUM RD

 

Theft from Auto

Event

Type

From

To

Location

[10/25/14] THEFTA 14:35 14:47 9500 Blk BALTIMORE AVE
Oct
25
2014

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 told me he had experience in teaching a similar class in the past. Our very own College Park Community Library in Hollywood also came forward with their help in hosting a class with no charge. This gave birth to our first free computer class, which will take place on Sunday, November 2nd, from 2pm to 4pm at the library.

Most of you who are reading this email may not need this class, but I’m sure you know someone around who will benefit from this class.

Spaces in this class are very limited. So if you find someone interested, please have them register soon. Details below. Please spread the word. Thank you!

computer class Nov 2 2014

Oct
24
2014

Tomorrow at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Please see below this week’s Hollywood Farmers Market newsletter. See you all tomorrow.

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Free Health Check ContinuesThanks to our “market doctor” Zahra Ahmed, M.D., who provided free blood pressure checks, and offered medical advice and discussing health-related questions last week. She said she liked the market so much, she wants to come again tomorrow. Please stop by her table in case you didn’t get a chance to get the free checkup.

Lunch Special at Roy and RT’s Kitchen!

RoyRTStop by at Roy and RT’s Kitchen tomorrow to get will have $ 8 lunch meal special ( Vegetarian or non Vegetarian). Additionally, enjoy the home-made, hot-to-serve veggie fritters, egg rolls, iced tea, and smoothies.

Birds on Wire Will be Back

Our very own local folk band Birds on a Wire will be back to tomorrow’s market. While, you’ll still have chance to shop with more than 20 vendors, relax and enjoy their live tunes.birdsonwires

This week’s Vendors

  • Pleitez Farm
  • Legacy Manor Farm
  • Heavenly Created Desserts
  • Calvert Farms
  • Morning Glory Farm
  • Ferguson Family Farm
  • Designed Naturally
  • Tuckey’s Mountain Grown
  • Roy & RT’s Kitchen and Garden
  • Wood Doctor
  • Christiane’s Knits and Gardens
  • Phil’s Dills
  • 49th Ave. Furniture
  • A Little Pottery
  • Huma Henna Art
  • True Honey Tea
  • Great Shoals
  • Jessyka Padilla Jewelry
  • Crest Hill Bakery
  • Alcoba Coffee Beans
  • Terp Care Center
  • National day of the Girl
  • Elated Harmonies Massage
  • ThunderBeast

Recipe: Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Ingredients and Directions
Seeds from 1 large pumpkin, rinsed and dried
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Scatter pumpkin seeds onto a sheet pan in a single layer and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Bake for about 7 minutes, until light brown and crispy
 


Hollywood Farmers Market is located at the Hollywood Shopping Center (near REI) on Saturdays from 9am to 1 pm. Email: Hollywoodmarketcp@gmail.com. Phone: (301) 659 – 6295 Like us on the FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/hollywoodmarket Copyright © 2014 Hollywood Farmers Market, All rights reserved. www.Hollywoodmarket.org

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