Tomorrow at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Vol. 3 Issue 11 – Happy Fourth of July…(almost).  Will you have a cookout on the 4th?  Need food for the cookout?  Our produce vendors have everything you need to top a hamburger.  They have corn and other delicious sides to make your picnic perfect.

A little reminder for you pet owners:”The July 4th weekend creates a ‘perfect storm’ for missing pets. Statistics show that more dogs are lost over the 4th of Julyholiday than any other time of the year….”
To learn more please visit:  https://www.petlink.net/blog/keeping-pet-safe-fourth-july/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=petlink-social

It’s raffle time!  Stop by the Market Information table to put your name in for a chance to win a basket of goodies from our vendors.  The drawing will take place at noon on Saturday and you will have to be available to pick up the prize before 1pm.

Upcoming events:
Next weekend, July 8th will be Senior Saturday.  If you are ages 65+ and live in College Park (please provide proof of residency) please stop by the Market’s Information table to receive $5.00 in coupons to use at the market this day only from 9 until noon.

Please welcome our newest vendor:
Qamrul Bhuiyan.  He makes ordinary stationary look amazing!

Vendors who are taking some time off:

Roy and Arti’s Kitchen and Garden will return July 8th.
Baker Charley will also return on the 8th.
The Baked Apple will return on the 8th.
Christiane’s Designs will return in September.  If you need to contact her to place an order please email her at cwill23027@aol.com

This week’s vendors include*:
Valencia’s Produce: Berries, flowers and herbs
Amity Kitchen: Thai food, Spring Rolls and Mango Sticky Rice
Calvert Farm: Produce and fruits
Dicot Farm: Certified Organic Produce
Designed Naturally: Natural bead jewelry
Unique Eats and Scents: Hand creams and preserves
Inge’s Crochet: Hand made crochet items
Peacesake Candles: Soy based candles in multiple scents
Elated Harmony: Massage
Double Sharp: Local Musicians
College Park Hypnosis Center:Making positive changes easier
Alcoba Coffee: Guatemalan coffee by the pound and by the cup
A Little Pottery: Pottery
Heavenly Created Desserts: Hot dogs and desserts
Waltz Family Farm: Meat, eggs and cheeses
Qamrul Bhuiyan: Packaged stationary
Terrapin Care Center: Chiropractic care
* This list reflects the vendors who have informed the Market Manager that they will be at the market.  This list is subject to change due to weather, illness or other life events. 🙂

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a vendor for our market please let us know.  We are always looking for more vendors. Our criteria is that the items have to be hand made.  If you prepare food- we are looking for other prepared food vendors.  Lastly, we are looking for a bread vendor.  If you know of a local company that would like to sell bread at our market please stop by the market’s information table to speak with either Julie or one of the Market’s Board members.

MEET THE Musician: Eric Vesper

Eric Vesper is a Maryland native and ex-academic who makes his home in Adelphi, where he runs the Buddhist Center Sakya Dokho Choling, practices Biodynamic farming, keeps an apiary and hosts musicians of all styles from around the country.  In a few weeks Eric will have his award winning honey for sale.
Eric is particularly interested in the musical traditions of Appalachia and Ireland, jazz, especially from the 1940s, and classical, especially Bach.  Double Sharp’s repertoire reflects this, with an eclectic mix of styles and influences, hailed as one of the truly unique duos in the Metropolitan area.
Eric believes that community awareness and participation is essential to a productive and meaningful life.  He is thrilled to be a part of this market, which he feels has become an integral part of the local communities’ person.  Eric particularly enjoys Heavenly Created Desserts.  Eric also plays with Birds on a Wire at the Downtown College Park market on Sundays (10 to 2).

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MoM’s to Celebrate 30th Anniversary this Sunday


On July 2nd, 1987, Scott Nash delivered a box of fresh produce to Marilyn F. on Evelyn Dr. in Rockville- their very first customer! Now MoM’s is celebrating their 30th Anniversary this Sunday, July 2nd at Hollywood and other stores* from 11 am – 3 pm with:

• Local tastings
• Environmental groups
• Family activity table
• And much more!

Let’s join and celebrate a local success story.

Calling all Nonprofits! The CPCF 2017 Application for Funds is Now Available!

This year the College Park Community Foundation (CPCF) has increased our maximum award to $1500, and while the CPCF prefers to fund specific projects instead of general operating expenses, they are no longer requiring that grant funds be applied to new or expending projects.

In lieu of a grant application workshop the CPCF will be hosting an “office hours” session on Thursday, July 6 from 4-7pm. You can drop in any time during those hours to chat with a board member about your project, or to have questions answered about the application process. If you can’t make the office hours, the CPCF will be happy to arrange another time to meet with you or speak via phone.

Applications are due by 11:59pm on Monday, July 31, 2017. Grant awardees will be notified by September 1, 2017. Please see the eligibility guidelines to find out if you can apply, and then fill out this brief questionnaire to be sent an application. Please feel free to share this information with any groups you think might be eligible for funding – our community grows through our connections!

If you have any questions, please email Nick Brennan at nick@collegeparkfoundation.org

Keeping Your Pet Safe on the Fourth of July

4thofJulyDogThe July 4th weekend creates a “perfect storm” for missing pets. Statistics show that more dogs are lost over the 4th of July holiday than any other time of the year. Public and neighborhood fireworks displays, open doors and distractions at family gatherings are common reasons for a pet’s disappearance. Additionally, many pets are lost while owners are either away on vacation and pets are left with pet sitters, kennels or vet clinics. Pets also go missing during camping and road trips where they find themselves in unfamiliar territory. For those new to camping with dogs, you’ll definitely want to check out Techie Camper.

It is fairly easy to plan for pre-scheduled municipal fireworks displays. Check with your local municipality to determine when public fireworks are scheduled. Owners can simply keep their pets inside during the hour before, during and after the event (most public fireworks displays last less than 30 minutes). If your pet is highly stressed by loud noises your veterinarian may even prescribe medications like CBD oil to be given to your pet before the fireworks begin. Check out the great deals on delta 8 4-gram moonrock at clevescene.com. Dr. Bob Murtaugh, DVM, Chief Medical Officer for Pathway Partners, recommends talking with your vet early and asking about prescribing trial doses during June.

It is not as easy to plan for the intermittent neighborhood fireworks and firecrackers in the days and weeks prior to and after the July 4th holiday. All of the extra excitement and stress of unsuspected pops and booms can trigger even the calmest pet to bolt in fear.

Cute Dog in Football JerseyChris and Anna White of Spartanburg County, SC briefly lost their dog Bonnie, a Boykin spaniel, when she was spooked by fireworks on July 4th, 2016.

“We rode around until about 11 o’clock,” said Chris White. Anna White said Bonnie’s microchip provided by PetLink is what gave this story a happy ending. “They (PetLink) put me in touch with the family that returned Bonnie to us,” she said.

How can you tell if your pet is becoming stressed? They may exhibit the following signs: shaking, drooling, howling or barking, hiding, abnormal clinginess and loss of bladder or bowel control. Bear in mind that your pet may not give you these signs in advance. They may simply bolt or panic when the noise becomes unbearable. Also pets who weren’t afraid of fireworks last year may become more sensitive to loud noises as they age.

How can you prevent your pet from being lost or enable a quick reunion if they are lost? Here are some suggestions:

  • Make sure your pet has a legible identification tag with its microchip number and PetLink phone number on a properly fitted collar (new tags are available at the PetLink store). If you’re planning to get a new dog, you may want to consider getting a pekingese toy dog.
  • Make sure all of your pets are microchipped and the microchips are enrolled with up to date contact information.
  • Check your fence line for loose boards or openings that your pet could slip through or dig out of.
  • Consider walking your pet on a leash even in a fenced yard during potential problem times in your neighborhood.
  • Take your pet for a walk or play date well before scheduled fireworks start. CBD oil can also help calm your dog when the fireworks start. You can buy CBD oil at cbdarmour.co.uk. This is just one of the benefits of cbd for dogs.
  • Keep pets indoors in a small interior room. They may feel safer with a radio or TV playing.
  • Close your windows. Dogs, in particular, can try and get out of the house by pushing out the screen. They will also bolt through a screen door, so keep the inside door closed.
  • Enjoy your July 4th holiday but please be aware of the dangers of fireworks and keep your pets safe!
  • It’s especially important to socialize puppies so they learn how to adjust to new circumstances. Dog boarding services in Bonita Springs Florida allow them to get used to people and other pups in a safe environment.

[This is a reprint from https://www.petlink.net/blog/keeping-pet-safe-fourth-july]

College Park Academy to get Contract Renewal, Catchment Area for City Students

Last week, the County Board of Education voted to extend its contract with the College Park Academy for an additional five year period.

The school, which has heavy University of Maryland support, will open its newly constructed school in August. The new school is located just off River Road, southeast of the College Park Metro Station.

Beginning in 2018 the school will, for the first time, have a local catchment area for 35% of incoming students, typically numbering about 100-120 a year. The local catchment area will be for students who would attend the following elementary schools: Berwyn Heights, Hollywood, Paint Branch, University Park, Riverdale and Cherokee Lane.

Currently students from these six schools comprise almost 15 percent of the Academy. The Academy opened in fall 2013 on Adelphi Road at the old St. Mark’s school.

Thanks to former Council member Robert Catlin, for sharing this information.

North College Park Crime Map: June 16-24, 2017


Weekly Highlights of College Park Contract Police Activity: June 9 – 15, 2017

6/9 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) Saint Andrews Place and Davidson Street. 1 citation and 3 warning citations were issued.
6/9 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. The driver was cited for excessive speed and failure to stop at the stop sign. Additionally, the driver was in possession of 8 grams of marijuana and was cited civilly.
6/10 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 1 citation and 9 warning citations were issued.
6/10 Contract officer issued 2 citations to pedestrians for failure to cross in a crosswalk at Rhode Island Avenue and Hollywood Road.
6/10 Contract officer initiated several traffic stops for traffic violations and excessive noise at Cherry Hill Road and 47th Avenue.
6/12 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) Edgewood Road and 51st Avenue. 1 citation and 2 warning citations were issued.
6/13 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 1 warning citation was issued.
6/14 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 2 warning citations were issued.
6/14 Contract officers responded to a call for service regarding an individual sleeping in his van in the 7600 Block of Wellesley Drive. Contact was made with the individual as he was advised.
6/14 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) Edgewood Road and 53rd Avenue. 3 citations and 6 warning citations were issued.
6/15 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) Saint Andrews Place and Davidson Street. 2 citations and 2 warning citations were issued.
Burglary suppression was conducted all week due to the increase in burglaries.

Curb Replacement Notification – 51st Avenue

Next Wednesday June 28th, or before, the NZI Construction Inc., working for the City, will begin replacing curbs along 51st Avenue between Lackawanna Street and Hollywood Road.

NZI Construction Inc. is WSSC contractor doing the repavement work

The work is being performed on this street in preparation of it being resurfaced by WSSC this summer.

Door hanger notifications were distributed yesterday afternoon.

Construction barrels and cones will be placed along one side of the street with “ Emergency No Parking” notices on them prior to the start of the construction. Only one side of the street will be worked on at a time.

We’d like to hear your experiences during the street re-pavement work, so that the WSSC contractors do not make the same mistake in future projects elsewhere in the city.

Carey Bryan Singleton Jr. (1920 – 2017)

One of our elderly neighbors is no longer with us. Dr. Carey Bryan Singleton, age 96 ( August 20, 1920 – June 20, 2017 ) of, 4813 Hollywood, died this past Monday, 6/19. He lived in one of the oldest houses in the Hollywood neighborhood.

Visitation will take place today, Thursday 6/22, 4-8 PM, Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, 11800 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE, SILVER SPRING, MD 20904 (phone 301-622-2290)

Mr. Singleton’s obituary can be found here.

College Park Community Activist Dies in Car Explosion


A well-known community activist, Andrea Hawvermale was tragically killed in an explosion near her home last Saturday.

“On Saturday, my three siblings and I suddenly lost our beloved mother. She was an amazing, beautiful woman who had an endless affection for others.” wrote her son Duncan Hawvermale.

A memorial service has been scheduled this Saturday, the 24th at 11 am at St. Francis Episcopal Church – 10033 River Road, Potomac, MD.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Team Impact at gototeamimpact.org or Olney Boys & Girls Club at OGBC.com.

The obit in the Washington Post stated, among other things, that she “cared deeply about community issues in College Park.”

Andrea has been very involved in College Park’s Quality of Life residents group and worked with the residents and property owners to improve the quality of life.

More about her death ca be found here on WJLA. Police are investigating the cause of her death.

Tax Credit Bill Coming for P.G. County Seniors and Retired Veterans

County Councilwoman Mary Lehman told me yesterday that at her direction, her staff is requesting that the P.G. County bill is drafted and presented prior to the County Council’s August recess. The bill should make it onto the council agenda by July 11, but it will not be heard in committee until September.

I first came to know about a similar program in Howard and Montgomery county (please see here), and then contacted our two County Council persons representing College Park. Thanks to CM Mary Lehman for her help in getting the bill drafted.

Once the bill gets a number, I will let you all know, so that we can start advocating and lobbying to other County Council members. I’ll also work to get letters of support from the City Councils in College Park and the surrounding cities.

On a related note, our staff has added a worksession item to discuss the possibility of implementing a similar tax credit program on City’s portion of property tax revenue. Once it’s put on the calendar, I’ll let you know.

Thank you all for your interest in this bill.

North College Park Crime Map – June 11-17, 2017

3600 Blk Marlbrough WayTheft
4700 Blk Cherry  Hill RDTheft
5000 Blk Paducah RdTheft
9500 Blk Rhode Island AVEBreaking & Entering
9200 Blk Baltimore AVECitizen Robbery.
9600 Milestone WayTheft,
9600 Blk Milestone WayStolen Vehicle

City Announces Independence Day Fireworks and Concert

What: Independence Day Concert and Fireworks
What: Tuesday, July 4 – Concert at 7:00 p.m., Fireworks at dusk
Where: University of Maryland, Lot 1
The City of College Park and the University of Maryland are once again breaking out the red, white and blue for a fabulous Independence Day celebration! Come out and enjoy The Nightlife Band at 7:00 p.m.  Fireworks will then entertain us with a 30 to 40 minute program starting at dusk – about 9:00 p.m. Concessions open at 5:00 p.m. offering various treats including hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, ice cream, snow cones, soda and bottled water.
Grass seating is limited, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  Personal coolers are allowed, but alcohol is not permitted.
Please follow and like the City’s Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date event information! For more information click here or call 240-487-3570.

Theft from auto Tips

1. Don’t leave your car unlocked.
2. Never leave your car running, especially while it is unattended or unlocked.
3. Do not leave a spare key near your vehicle.
 4. Never leave your windows open. Even during the summer when it is scorching hot, don’t leave your windows open or slightly cracked when you are not in the vehicle.
5. Park in well-lit, public areas.
 Avoid parking in areas that are poorly lit or places that are not immediately seen by the public. This will not only keep you safe when you exit the car, it will also help keep your car safe because thieves tend to avoid areas that are highly visible.
6. Install an audible alarm system and a visible anti-theft device.
 Car thieves tend to avoid cars with alarms or anti-theft devices because they attract attention when they go off. These devices are well worth the investment.
7. Install a vehicle immobilizer system.
 Thieves can bypass your ignition by “hotwiring” your car. You can prevent this by using a vehicle mobilizer system such as fuel cut-offs and smart keys
8. Consider installing a GPS tracking system.
When your car is stolen, this tracking system will emit a signal to the police of your vehicle’s location. This may help the police recover your vehicle faster and may minimize the damage to your car. This may be a good investment if you live in an area with high auto theft rates. Sydney damaged car removals services those who want to get rid of cars that are not in use anymore.
9. Don’t leave valuable personal property in your car.
 The best way to attract a thief is to leave your purse or another high-value item in a highly visible area of your car. If you must put something of value in your car, keep it in the trunk or under the seats, where it is not visible to others. Do not place your purse in the trunk while in the parking lot of your destination. Thieves might be watching you.
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Road work in Daniels Park

After the WSSC has completed their water main replacement work, they will start working on the road surfacing and milling work.

Beginning on Today June 16, 2017 NZI Construction Inc., working for the City, will begin Milling the following streets:

  • Narragansett Pkwy – Lackawanna Street to 52nd Ave (only the east side)
  • Keota terrace
  •  52nd Avenue – Lackawanna Street to Narragansett Pkwy
  • Kennebunk Terr
  • 50th Place – Cheyenne Place to Delaware Street

Construction barrels and cones have been placed along both sides of the each street with “ Emergency No Parking” notices on them.

The plan is to mill:

  • Narragansett Pkwy & Keota terrace on Friday June 16th
  • 52nd Avenue, Kennebunk Terr, and 50th Place on Monday June 19th

The plan is to Pave:

  • Narragansett Pkwy & Keota terrace on Tuesday June 20th
  • 52nd Avenue, Kennebunk Terr, and 50th Place on Tuesday 20th