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The Route One Communities Care (ROCC) Holiday Art Sale features 20 local artists donating more than 40 works of art to feed community families in need and support neighboring restaurants! Donate meals, support a local artist and local restaurants during this special time. It’s a win-win. The sale ends Saturday, January 8, 2022.
If this isn’t a good time to acquire a piece of art, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our much-needed food pipeline. If you give today December 31 at https://ckarcdc.org or https://www.feedrouteone.org/, your donation will be tax-deductible for 2021. If you give after that date, it will be deductible for 2022.
Many thanks and all best wishes in the new year.
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Route One Communities Care + Greater Riverdale Cares together with CKAR
Public events and programs, as well as most park facilities, in Prince George’s County, Maryland will be closed beginning Wednesday through Jan. 18.
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the county’s parks and recreation department announced the decision on Tuesday, saying that all parks and trails will remain open.
The closures are part of the department’s COVID-19 response. Face coverings are required in the parks.
The special election voting center at the Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex will remain open and previously scheduled rentals will be honored.[Source: PGParks.com, WTop news]
According to BisNow, a Bethesda – based firm, Washington Property Co. (WPC) closed on the acquisition of three College Park apartment properties for $14M last week.
The trio of low-rise communities was all built more than 50 years ago. The properties are University Gardens at the corner of Rhode Island Avenue and Knox Road, Columbia Manor at 4812 College Ave., and Smith Manor at 4604 Knox Road – according to BisNow.
WPC said it plans to renovate all 81 units acquired in the sale, adding new flooring from https://resinflooringcompany.uk, lighting, appliances, and kitchen and bath updates.
A spokesperson for WPC said the current property management firm will stay on following the sale. The firm plans to bring in a third-party property manager for its new College Park buildings.
WPC has expanded its multifamily strategy from development to acquisitions, buying several properties in Alexandria and College Park in deals totaling $70.2M.
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Please call Public Works to collect your Christmas tree. Please see below for more details
According to the Earth Day Network, we produce more than 14 million tons of polystyrene each year, with 25 billion Styrofoam cups being thrown away per year in the United States alone.
That’s a lot of Styrofoam, and unfortunately, there is a misguided and ongoing belief that Styrofoam cannot be recycled.
It is not only false that styrofoam can’t be recycled, but it also creates a dangerous narrative that robs Styrofoam recycling centers of their much-needed polystyrene recycling raw materials, instead of placing these materials into landfills where they can take many years to decompose.
[City of College Park, Rubicon.com]
- Monday, SA6-Rhode Island Ave, East (final collection for this area)
- Tuesday, finish SA6-Rhode Island Ave, East (final collection for this area)
- Wednesday, SA3-Estates & Yarrow
- Thursday, finish SA3-Estates & Yarrow
- Bagging is not necessary during leaf collection with vacuums. Grass can be included in your leaf piles, but no sticks, branches, vines, or woody materials (these items require a special collection, call to schedule).
- Rake leaves to the curb but do not put them in the street. Pile leaves away from cars and storm drains as the leaf vacuum cannot reach around cars.
- Remove tree limbs, rocks, trash, and other debris from leaves to be collected. These items damage the equipment and cause delays.
- Noise and dust may be noticeable as dry conditions generate more dust. We apologize for any inconvenience.
- Weekly yard waste collections on regular trash collection days are ongoing, if yours is inadvertently missed, please call for a special collection 240-487-3590.
[City of College Park]