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Today: FREE Pet Microchip Clinic

Today at the Downtown Farmers Market, the City of College Park Animal Control will offer FREE microchipping for dogs and cats for City residents (or only $20 for non-residents).

Microchipping is a quick and pretty painless procedure that can help return pets to their families if lost. We encourage residents to bring their furry family members to participate in this free program!

Please make sure that all pets are properly restrained (leash, carrier, etc.) for safety. City residents, don’t forget your proof of residency!

Today at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Vol. 4 Issue 4
Happy Early Mother’s Day!   As a gift to all the special mothers out there we will be giving each of you a flower from Calvert Farm.  On May 19, 2018 we will celebrate our sixth Grand Opening.  There will be a petting zoo, bubbles, chalk and a special art project for the kids.  For the adults we’ll have great food- including welcoming back Heavenly Created Desserts.  The market will open at our normal time (9am) and the ribbon cutting will take place at 10am.Please welcome our newest vendor: Blessed Creations- BC Naturals.  Selena has homemade soaps, essential oils, bath bombs, bath salts, and much more.  Make sure you stop by and welcome Selena to our market.

Yoga Heights DC
It will be a perfect day for Yoga on Saturday.  Stop by around 10:30am to either learn about Yoga or even have some time to stretch- it’s a perfect way to start the day.  If you would like to contact our group of instructors please emailyoga.hollywoodmarket@gmail.com or visit their website http://yogaheightsdc.com/

Here’s what Calvert Farm will have this week:

Ramps, Ramps and more Ramps
Carrots with Tops
Beets
Turnips
Spinach
Scallions
Onions
Potatoes
Lots of nice herb plants
Duck and Chicken eggs
Cheese- Raw Cows Milk Cheese
Rhubarb Plants
Onion Sets
Onion Plants
Cabbage and Broccoli Plants
Seed Potatoes

Here’s what Waltz Family Farm
will have this week:

Beef –  Ground beef and a few other cuts.  Waltz Family Farm lets their cattle enjoy open pastures so it takes time to get the beef amounts back up.

Pork –  Great selection from chops, ribs, sausages to roasts, hams and bacon.  We have just about any cut you’d want.

Lamb –  selection will be minimal for about 3 more weeks.  We do have some very nice tender lamb chops as well as organ meats, soup bones and a few sausages

Eggs – Our girls are busy, so lots of eggs.  Will be getting a couple dozen more hens soon and having a few older ones butchered – for soup/stewing chicken only.  Will be selling at the market stewing chickens whole.

Cheeses –  Laurie isn’t sure if she’ll have a selection of cheeses this week.

Returning (tentatively) vendors for this week include:
Alcoba Coffee: Guatemalan coffee by the pound and by the cup
Amity Kitchen: Thai food, Spring Rolls and Mango Sticky Rice
Baker Charley: Gluten free bread and baked goods
Blessed Creations: Soaps and oils
Calvert Farm: Produce and fruits
College Park Hypnosis Center: Making positive changes easier
Designed Naturally: Natural bead jewelry
Double Sharp: Local Musicians
Roy and Arti’s Kitchen and Garden: Prepared Indonesian cuisine and vegetables
Valencia’s Produce: Berries, flowers and herbs
Terrapin Care Center: Chiropractic Care
The Wood Dr.: Handmade wooden items
Victory Chapel Family Farms: Local Honey
Waltz Family Farm: Meat, eggs and cheeses

These vendors will be returning at a later date:
Elated Harmony: Massage
Inge’s Crochet: Hand made crochet items
Moonstruck Oyster Company: Shelled Oysters, Shucked Oysters, Cookbooks, etc. will be back next week
The Baked Apple: Apple muffins and breads
Peacesake Candles: Soy based candles in multiple scents
Heavenly Created Desserts: Hot dogs and desserts

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College Park Crime Map: April, 2018

The April 2018 crime map is based on 4-week PGPD crime data for Beat 6 (south College Park 4/3 – 4/30) and Beat 7 (north College Park 4/2 – 4/28)

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District 1 (13 incidents)
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April 23 thru April 28, 2018
10200 Blk BALTIMORE AVE THEFT

April 15 – April 22, 2018
10100 Blk Baltimore Ave Stolen Vehicle
5100 Blk Kennebunk Ter Stolen Vehicle
9600 Blk Milestone Way Theft
9600 Blk Milestone Way Stolen Veh
10200 Blk Baltimore Ave SB THEFT
9000 Blk Baltimore Ave Theft from auto
9500 blk 49TH Ave Theft from auto
4900 Blk Edgewood Rd Theft from auto

April 9 thru April 14, 2018
10200 Blk Baltimore Ave Theft

April 2 thru April 8, 2018
4700 Blk Cherokee ST Theft from auto
9500 Blk Baltimore Ave Theft
4700 Blk Cherokee ST Stolen Vehicle

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District 2 (10 incidents)
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April 23 thru April 28, 2018
8600 Blk BALTIMORE AVE THEFT
9000 Blk BALTIMORE AVE THEFT FROM AUTO

4/23/18-4/30/18
8400 blk of Baltimore Ave Commercial Armed Robbery
8100 blk of Baltimore Ave Theft from Auto
4700 blk of Berwyn House Rd Breaking & Entering
8100 blk of 48th Ave Breaking & Entering

4/17/18-4/23/18
4800 blk of Berwyn House Rd Stolen Vehicle

April 15 – April 22, 2018
8600 Blk Baltimore Ave Theft
9000 Blk Baltimore Ave Theft from auto

April 2 thru April 8, 2018
8100 Blk Baltimore Ave Theft from auto.

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District 3 (5 incidents)
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4/23/18-4/30/18
Breaking & Entering 4600 blk of Norwich Rd

4/17/18-4/23/18
4800 blk Harvard Rd Breaking & Entering

4/10/18-4/16/18
4400 blk of Hartwick Rd Breaking & Entering
7000 blk of Wake Forest Dr Breaking & Entering

4/3/18-4/9/18
College Ave/Hopkins Ave Vandalism to Vehicle
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Distrct 4 (3 incidents)
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April 9 thru April 14, 2018
4700 Blk Cherry Hill RD Theft

4/3/18-4/9/18
8800 blk of Patricia Ct Theft from Auto

April 2 thru April 8, 2018
4700 Blk Cherry Hill RD Theft from auto

Tonight’s NCPCA Meeting: Branchville Fire Dept. Community Center, and More..

NCPCA – It’s Your Neighborhood Association

Today is the second Thursday of the month and hence the day when the North College Park Community Association will be having their monthly May meeting. Please see today’s meeting agenda. As usual, the meeting will take place at Davis Hall, starting at 7:30pm

7:35 Branchville Fire Station Staffing Concerns. Chief Eric Gove of Branchville, and possibly Chief McLelland and other fire officials from Branchville and P.G. County will discuss staffing, emergency response dispatch from Branchville, and impacts on North College Park residents. Possible resolution in New Business.

8:05 Announcements of Candidates for Elected Office. Mr. Tom Dernoga, candidate for Prince George’s County Council – District 1 is expected. If other candidates for office within the NCPCA area wish to speak, they will be allowed in conformance with past practice. General announcements of elected officials are scheduled later.

8:15 Community Center Committee Report & NCPCA Resolution. The NCPCA Community Center Committee will present its report and request acceptance and endorsement of their conclusions. Discussion will follow. If a motion to endorse is approved, NCPCA will immediately consider a resolution to send a letter to M-NCPPC in support of funding for a new community center in North College Park.

8:40 Rhode Island Avenue & Bike Lanes. A discussion about the May 9 City planning meeting will be provided, followed by questions and answers. Possible NCPCA resolution in New Business.

8:50 Hollywood Commercial District. A discussion about recent City planning for the park at US 1 & Edgewood Road will be provided, followed by questions and answers. Possible NCPCA resolution in New Business.

9:00 Hollywood Gateway Park. A discussion about recent City planning for commercial district improvements will be provided, followed by questions and answers. Possible NCPCA resolution in New Business.

9:10 Preliminary Report of Nominating Committee & Officers Reports. NCPCA officer elections are in June. The NCPCA Nominating Committee established at the April 12 meeting will provide an update regarding nominations. Officer Reports will follow, then review and approval of minutes of the April 12 NCPCA meeting.

Stone Industrial Campus Sells for $6.2M

According to this article, the Stone Industrial complex (next to the College Park Public Works) has recently sold for $6.2 million.

College Park industrial campus sells for $6.2M

The developer is considering “all available options, which range from maintaining its status as an industrial project to rezoning the site to support a new townhouse development”.

Please Let the Council Know What You Think About City Budget

Tonight, at 7:30pm, the City Council will hold a public hearing to listen to comments from residents about the proposed FY 2019 budget.

The total proposed FY2019 General Fund budget is $20,623,213 and does not propose an increase in property tax rate.

You can see a summary of the proposed budget here on City’s website: https://goo.gl/LQZXBG .

The detailed draft budget can be seen here: https://goo.gl/cf5cUZ .

After two budget worksessions, the Council requested to add $89,950 on a few more items to the proposed budget . They include: (1) City-University Partnership $10,00 (2) Meals On Wheels Of College Park $8,500 (3) Fire Dept. Capital Equipment Grants $15,000 (4) Dues (PGC Chamber membership) $1,050 (5) Seniors Program Office space rental, phones & internet $4,800 (6) Tipping fees- Food waste from Farmers Mkt. $3,100 (7) Duvall Field Site improvements (grill) $2,500 (8) 3 bus shelters $45,000.

In case you cannot attend the public hearing, please send your comments on the proposed budget to the Mayor and Council here: cpmc@collegeparkmd.gov

Solar Panel Project on City’s Public Works Garage Nearly Complete

In an effort to achieve sustainability in energies, City took a project to install solar panels on City’s various buildings.

Most recently, the City installed solar panels on City’s Youth and Family Services building. The City has been also working to install solar panels on City’s Depart of Public Works Fleet garage building.

Staff has told us that the DPW Fleet Garage Solar Panel Project is 99% complete. All equipment is installed and has been checked for proper operations. We are waiting on the final electrical inspection next week and for Pepco to change the meter to a net meter for solar energy production.

Tomorrow at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Vol. 4 Issue 3
Welcome to May!  
On May 19, 2018 we will celebrate our sixth Grand Opening.  Please continue to read the newsletter with more information about the special events that will take place on the 19th.  One hint- “farm animal petting zoo”.  🙂
There is a slight chance of rain on Saturday– just a reminder- we are at the market rain or shine.  🙂

In the next few weeks we should have a few new vendors with us- District Waffle and Salvadorean prepared foods.

Yoga Heights DC
It will be a perfect day for Yoga on Saturday.  Stop by around 10am to either learn about Yoga or even have some time to stretch- it’s a perfect way to start the day.  If you would like to contact our group of instructors please emailyoga.hollywoodmarket@gmail.com or visit their website http://yogaheightsdc.com/

Double Sharp welcomes special guest- Mary- eL
“Coming with a siren’s voice and wielding a soulful guitar, Mary-eL brings a blend of original music steeped in the sounds of rock, r&b, soul and funk. It is sure to be a night full of searing rhythms and cutting leads as the sexy, sultry Polynesian phoenix lights up the stage!” – M.Joyce

Mary-eL is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Virginia by way of Indianapolis who’s injecting edgy rock and soul into the DMV music scene. This Jill-of-all-trades has hosted her own radio show, acted in short films, co-hosted local TV programs, is a highly sought-after studio session vocalist, and is well known for her energetic stage presence.

2015 proved to be a big year for Mary-eL. In August she performed with John Kadlecik, Ron Holloway, and Beau Sasser at the 2015 Peach Festival. That same month she provided background vocals for Melvin Seals & the Jerry Garcia Band at the 2015 Lockn Fest. In October she sang with Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), G.E. Smith (Saturday Night Live, Hall & Oates), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), and Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) at D.A.R Constitution Hall for a benefit concert to aid the wounded veterans of MusiCorps. Then in November she embarked on a 6-week, 28 city tour with The John Kadlecik Band as both a vocalist and guitarist. Then in July of this year she had the privilege of opening for the legendary Allman Brothers Band drummer, Butch Trucks & the Freight Train Band!

“A mesmerizing performer!” – M. Smith

As an original artist she has performed in many of the popular venues around the DMV including: Rams Head Live & Rams Head Onstage, the 8×10, Baltimore Soundstage, Hard Rock Cafe DC, AMP by Strathmore, and even the French Embassy! A few of her songs have been played on various indie radio stations and programs including Ocean 98.1 FM, KNHR: No Hits Radio (Texas/Canada), The Kitty Opal Show (UK), and the No Filter Sports Radio show.

“The next one for sure!” – Chuck Treece

When she’s not out performing her original music or providing vocals in the studio, you can see her from time to time performing with her fellow musical cohorts providing backup and support for their shows. No matter the venue or genre one thing’s for certain: her passion for music comes through in her performance and it is both consuming and contagious!

Here’s what Calvert Farm will have this week:

Ramps, Ramps and more Ramps
Carrots with Tops
Beets
Turnips
Spinach
Scallions
Onions
Potatoes
Lots of nice herb plants
Duck and Chicken eggs
Cheese- Raw Cows Milk Cheese
Rhubarb Plants
Onion Sets
Onion Plants
Cabbage and Broccoli Plants
Seed Potatoes

Here’s what Waltz Family Farm
will have this week:

Beef –  some nice cuts still available but selection is running low.  Don’t worry though, more on the way!  We will be restocking very regular and trying to add some new items from time to time

Pork –  Great selection from chops, ribs, sausages to roasts, hams and bacon.  We have just about any cut you’d want.

Lamb –  selection will be minimal for about 4 more weeks.  We do have some very nice tender lamb chops as well as organ meats, soup bones and a few sausages

Eggs – Our girls are busy, so lots of eggs.  Will be getting a couple dozen more hens soon and having a few older ones butchered – for soup/stewing chicken only.  Will be selling at the market stewing chickens whole.

Cheeses –  10 different Colby’s and Cheddars from Eve’s Cheese!

Returning (tentatively) vendors for this week include:
Alcoba Coffee: Guatemalan coffee by the pound and by the cup
Amity Kitchen: Thai food, Spring Rolls and Mango Sticky Rice
Baker Charley: Gluten free bread and baked goods
Calvert Farm: Produce and fruits
College Park Hypnosis Center: Making positive changes easier
Double Sharp: Local Musicians
Moonstruck Oyster Company: Shelled Oysters, Shucked Oysters, Cookbooks, etc.
Roy and Arti’s Kitchen and Garden: Prepared Indonesian cuisine and vegetables
Valencia’s Produce: Berries, flowers and herbs
Terrapin Care Center: Chiropractic Care
The Wood Dr.: Handmade wooden items
Victory Chapel Family Farms: Local Honey
Waltz Family Farm: Meat, eggs and cheeses

These vendors will be returning at a later date:
Elated Harmony: Massage
Designed Naturally: Natural bead jewelry
Inge’s Crochet: Hand made crochet items
The Baked Apple: Apple muffins and breads
Unique Eats and Scents: Hand creams and preserves
Peacesake Candles: Soy based candles in multiple scents
Heavenly Created Desserts: Hot dogs and desserts

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City to Seek More Input on Rhode Island Avenue Protected Bike Lanes

On May 9 at 7:00 pm at Davis Hall, there will be a follow-on meeting to discuss the Rhode Island Avenue Protected Bike Lane Project.

The project’s goal is to (1) examine opportunities to improve safety and access on Rhode Island Avenue Frontage roads (2) Provide a continuous, safe and usable cycling route for all ages and abilities and (3) Connect College Park North and the Hollywood Commercial District with: Downtown College Park, Riverdale Park, Hyattsville and Metro/MARC

The consultant is expected to complete the 30% design work by May. After that, the community will be consulted to get further input.

Comments and concerns from the first meeting will be reviewed and a preferred option will be presented for 30% design.
 
If you have further questions, contact Steve Beavers at 240-487-3538 or via e-mail at sbeavers@collegeparkmd.gov

New Code to Ease Management of Naturalized Landscpaes


At last night’s meeting, the Council continued discussing City Code in regard to the management of naturalized landscapes.

The Council discussed the subject earlier at the February 20 worksession.

Staff had a discussion with City’s Tree and Landscape Board (TLB) on this matter. Their discussions revealed that Naturalized, Native or Managed Landscapes becoming more common and desired, and create the need to revise existing nuisance or property maintenance ordinances to better serve our residents who wish to provide such natural landscaping and habitat on their properties.

The TLB also advised that any new ordinance standards/requirements should allow for ease of understanding and enforcement by Code Enforcement Officers. Accordingly, staff has prepared a draft ordinance to address these issues.

The proposed Code will allow residents to grow these naturalized, native or managed landscapes more than one foot. Naturalized, native, or managed landscapes will be defined as any plants or vegetation such as shrubbery, perennials, groundcover, flowers, ornamental grasses, etc., that are intentionally cultivated or managed in such a manner that the growth is not in a state of neglect, nor presents a hazard to the public health or safety. Managed landscape plantings should be intentionally planted and are maintained as part of a garden or for landscaping purposes and should not encroach, overhang, or flop-over adjacent properties, sidewalks, or curbs. The city will also reserve the right to remove any and all growth from city rights-of-way at any time.

Resurfacing of 53rd Avenue Has Begun

As of yesterday, NZI Construction Inc., working for the City, began replacing curbs, sidewalk sections, and driveway aprons along 53rd AVENUE between Edgewood Road and Lackawanna Street. Following the completion the concrete work the road will be milled and resurfaced.

Staff expect the entire project will be completed by the end of August.

Everybody living along Edgewood Road will be inconvenienced during the construction.

Door hanger notifications have been hand delivered to each of the affected properties along 53rd Avenue.

Please let me know if you have any questions.