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Purple Line Construction Kicks Off with a Bang

purple line picHYATTSVILLE, Md. – Major construction on the Purple Line began with a bang Monday in Hyattsville, Maryland, after years of wrangling over the 16-mile, 21-stop light-rail project. To be on the safe side, a welding helmet checklist may be necessary.

After a ceremonial signing of a $900 million federal funding agreement with U. S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan got behind the controls of a large claw excavator to help rip down a large metal structure at the future home of the Purple Line Operations Center. Once the structure is removed, they have professional welders with all of their safety equipment, like welding helmets and gloves, come down and rebuild the structure at another designated site, specially since professional fabrication and welding services are being used. The process will take some time, but with careful planning everything should go smoothly. Once it is back up, it will be available to the public so they can go and visit the beautiful metal structure whenever they’d like.

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Rep. Anthony Brown and Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn were among the many other officials who assisted with a more ceremonial groundbreaking.

While Hogan touted the economic and transportation benefits for the state from the $2 billion public-private project, he required Montgomery and Prince George’s counties to contribute additional funding to move the project forward.”

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Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy — Volunteer Opportunity

Next week, the Xfinity Center at the University of Maryland will transform into a free dental and health screenings clinic for The Maryland Center for Health Equity Festival. They are recruiting volunteers for September 7th, 8th, & 10th. This event attracts thousands of visitors and, as you can imagine, they could use a lot of help to ensure that as many people as possible receive services.

If you are interested in volunteering, below is an outline of volunteer positions and instructions on how to register:

1. DATA COLLECTORS* (separate registration process): The Center for Health
Equity will be doing Research/Data Collection at the event. We need volunteer
Data Collectors to talk with patients directly, inform them about the study,
and assist them in downloading an app/taking a survey. This position requires
an online CITI research training (if you do not currently have it, we can
send you directions on how to obtain it). If interested, please sign up with
this link and we will contact you:
*Note: this role requires an additional training meeting with us at the
Center for Health Equity to explain the study and procedures accompanying
this role.

2. PATIENT REGISTRATION: Patient Registration/Check-in/out involves fielding
all new patients that come through our doors and taking down their personal
information before they head to medical assessment and triage. This position
requires that volunteers commit to show up for their chosen shift AND are
good with computers. To register please go directly to
Under Volunteer Roles you will click Patient Registration & Check Out and you
will put in the code CHECK.

3. GENERAL VOLUNTEERS: This includes roles such as set up/break down and
patient escort. Sign up directly with this link :

If you have any questions about volunteering or the registration process, please contact Meghan Murphy at

Event Location: UMD Xfinity Center
Contact Person: Meghan Murphy
Contact Email:
Website URL:

City Announces College Park Day 2017

cpday2017Join your friends, neighbors and the whole College Park Community at the 8th Annual College Park Day Festival on Saturday, October 7 at the College Park Aviation Museum!


  • A taste of College Park – food trucks and restaurants and more
  • A GIGANTIC Kids Fun Zone with obstacle courses, climbing wall, bounce house and so much more!
  • Meet public safety and flight crews including a helicopter display and fly out!
  • 2 stages of performances by the best performers in the area
  • Fun and free Barre, Zoca and Zumba classes!
  • Over 100 exhibitors
  • Free Entry to the College Park Aviation Museum

1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr.
College Park, MD 20740

Free guest parking at 5000 Paint Branch Parkway and at the College Park Metro

Public Transportation:
Metro Green Line to the College Park-U of MD stop. Event is 3 blocks away.
Shuttle-UM (for UMD affiliates) #104 UMD shuttle from Stamp Student Union/lot HH to the College Park-U of MD metro stop.

Follow the City on Facebook and Twitter for latest event updates. Sign up for City of College Park emails at

Senior SmarTrip® Cards Available at Five PGCMLS Branches

senior_smartripSenior citizens, age 65 and better can purchase a new Senior SmarTrip® card at any of the five convenient library branches, as well as retail and WMATA Metro commuter stores.
The bright yellow Senior SmarTrip® card for citizens age 65 and older enables seniors to get the discounted fare on Metrobus and Metrorail.
The five branches that accept cash, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Oxon Hill, Spauldings and South Bowie, all offer this service.
To purchase this special card, you will need to show a valid government-issued photo ID with proof of age. The Senior SmarTrip® card costs $2. This card has no monetary value. You must load value using a blue Passes/Farecards machine at any Metrorail station or a bus farebox that accepts SmarTrip®. Visit for more information.

When Is the School Bus Coming? PGCPS Has an App for That!

pgschoolbusDownload the new mobile app today and be ready on the first day of school.

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is encouraging parents to try out the new Bb District by Blackboard mobile app prior to the first day of school (Sept. 6) for bus stop locations and transportation updates. In addition to transportation updates, the app provides convenient access to school lunch balances, homework assignments, grades and more.

Download the new mobile application in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store using your Family Portal account information, then select your school and choose a preferred notification method.

Parents who do not have a Family Portal account can register at

If you need assistance, please contact your child’s school.

It’s the County Fair Time: Sept 7-10

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Tomorrow at the Farmers Market


Vol. 3 Issue 19 – The Dog Days of SummerAaaah, the Dog Days of Summer at the Hollywood Farmers Market!  The market will be hosting bring you dog to the market on Saturday, August 26h between 9:30 am to 12:00 Noon. You can check this out if you want your dog to behave during such events.

The first 30 dogs will receive a treat bag and a chance to have their picture posted on our Facebook page and featured in a future market newsletter along with a short bio.  All dogs must be leashed (please no long leads) under the control of their owner and social to other dogs and humans.  We look forward to seeing all of our furry friends and owners and look to meeting new doggie patrons and their owners.

Please welcome our guest vendors:
Let us welcome back Jordyn Fowler!  Our contestant for the National American Miss pageant.  While she didn’t make it this year, she did her best and learned for next year.  Jordyn will sell her handmade bracelets and key chains to raise money for the 2018 pageant.  She also would love to practice answering questions which will help her feel more comfortable in front of the judges.

Senior Saturday
Senior Saturday is this Saturday, August 26th. If you are 65+ and reside in College Park, please stop by the Market‘s information table to receive $5.00 in marketcoupons to use only on August 26th from 9:00 am until noon.

College Park Arts Exchange (CPAE) at the Market
On Saturday, September 30th Aaron Springer from the CPAE will be at the marketmaking Slime/Gak/Oobleck/Nonnewtonian Fluid.  So many names – such a great activity for young and old alike!  Mr. Springer would like to have a good idea of attendees in order to purchase the proper amount of supplies.  If you are interested in attending this event please stop by the market information table and add your name to the sign up sheet.

Vendors who are taking some time off:
Christiane’s Designs will return in September.  If you need to contact her to place an order please email her at
Unique Eats and Scents will be back in a few weeks
Heavenly Created Desserts will be back after Labor Day.

This week’s vendors include*:

Amity Kitchen: Thai food, Spring Rolls and Mango Sticky Rice
Calvert Farm: Produce and fruits
Dicot Farm: Certified Organic Produce
Valencia’s Produce: Fresh Virginian Produce
Inge’s Crochet: Hand made crochet items
Peacesake Candles: Soy based candles in multiple scents
Double Sharp: Local Musicians
Alcoba Coffee: Guatemalan coffee by the pound and by the cup
A Little Pottery: Pottery
Qamrul Bhuiyan: Packaged artistically designed stationary
Terrapin Care Center: Chiropractic Care
Designed Naturally: Natural bead jewelry

Baker Charley: Gluten free bread and baked goods
Roy and Arti’s Kitchen and Garden: Prepared Indonesian cuisine and vegetables
Starbucks: Giving away coffee grounds for composting or garden
Waltz FarmFarm raised meats and cheeses

* 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 marketplease 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 the Market Manager or one of the Market‘s Board members.

Spay-A-Day Keeps the Litter Away
Through December 1st, 2017, the Prince George’s County Animal Management Division (AMD) will provide free spay/neuter services for pets belonging to low-income individuals and families living in Prince George’s County. This service is provided through a Maryland Department of Agriculture grant. For more information or to learn how you may qualify, contact Catherine Hernandez at 301-780-7252.

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Purple Line to Get Full $900 million Funding

Last week, a spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan said that the Purple Line is set to get full federal funding with an agreement signed “in the very near future,”

Gov. Larry Hogan and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao hammered out a deal following conversations on last Friday and Monday, according to reports. An agreement is expected to be signed next week, according to The Washington Post.


Earlier, President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal had put the future of the Purple Line at risk. If taht happened, local entities would be forced to pay for transportation-related items that did not have federal agreements.

If the agreement with the US Dept of Transportation is signed next week, construction begins this fall and wraps up in 2022 or 2023.

Free Backpacks and Ice Cream Socials – This Saturday


North College Park Crime Map – August 5-12, 2017

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