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Top 5 Reasons to Attend National Night Out. Reason 3: Great Food

The third reason to attend next Tuesday’s National Night Out – great food! The Boy Scouts will be grilling hot dogs for sale, and we’ll have snacks and soft drinks. There will be also someone giving away FREE snow cones and popcorns. It should be a great evening and a great chance to meet your neighbors and get to know your local police officers!

More than 16,000 communities across the country will host National Night Out events on Tuesday, Aug. 2, hoping to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie, and send a message to criminals letting them know that their neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back. In North College Park, National Night Out will take place at Duvall Field (9119 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, MD)  from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend National Night Out, Reason 2: Activities for the Whole Family!

The second reason to attend next Tuesday’s National Night Out is that there will be fun activities for kids of all ages! We’ll have a moon bounce, face painting, snow cones, other activities, and a visit from our local fire department! And while you’re there, you can learn how to protect your child with a child identification kit to help the police know who your child is if he or she gets lost.

More than 16,000 communities across the country will host National Night Out events on Tuesday, Aug. 2, hoping to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood friendship and send a message to criminals letting them know that their neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back. In North College Park, National Night Out will take place at the Duvall Field Plaza (9119 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, MD)  from 7 pm- to 8:30 pm. Please come out and spread the word. Thank you!

Top 5 Reasons to Attend National Night Out. Reason 1: Meet Your Local Police Officers

The annual Community Public Safety event, “the National Night Out,” will be back this year – on Tuesday, August 2nd.
The first reason to attend next Tuesday’s National Night Out is to meet your local police officers. The event is designed to build bridges between the community and the police. Our officers help protect our families and us from crime. Please come bring your questions about recent crime trends and how the police are responding to them and working to prevent crime in the future. Also, learn helpful tips and tricks to protect yourself from common types of crime.

More than 16,000 communities across the country will host National Night Out events on Tuesday, Aug. 2, hoping to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood friends, and send a message to criminals letting them know that their neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back. In North College Park, National Night Out will take place at the Duvall Field Plaza ( (9119 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, MD) ) from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Please come out and spread the word! Thank you!

Duval Field Final Design Highlights

 

 

 

 

Summer Seniors Coffee Social & Neighbors Helping Neighbors

This summer, neighbors Helping Neighbors College Park (NHN-CP) is teaming up with Proteus Brews/Proteus Bicycles to offer a Summer Seniors Coffee Social every Thursday morning from 9:30-10:30 AM. All you need to do is show up when you can. And, please bring along your friends and neighbors! Everyone is welcome; we won’t be asking for proof of age.

Proteus is located at 9827 Rhode Island Ave, in the Hollywood shopping center where the MOMs is also located. The shopping center has a large parking lot and there is a bus stop on Rhode Island Avenue just above the shopping center. Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ volunteers can also offer rides, for those who would prefer to travel this way.

The owners will very generously offer a 15% discount for all drinks, pastries, and ice cream bought between 9:30-10:30! (Here’s the menu.) The shop has a nice outside eating area in the shade and has tables in the cool air conditioned inside. There is a voluntary mask-wearing policy.

If you would like a ride, please contact NHN-CP’s Coordinator at coordinator@nhn-cp.org or 301-222-3434.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors College Park (NHN-CP) offers a community of volunteers who act as a safety net for our aging residents and people with disabilities, to allow them to stay in their homes for as long as they like. Volunteers do this by helping members with transportation, household and yard chores, small home repairs, friendly visits and phone check-ins, and technology assistance. These are everyday activities that may have become difficult due to physical or cognitive limitations.

NHN-CP is part of a national Senior Village movement of grassroots, volunteer-driven community organizations. We don’t replace or duplicate government services or family assistance, but instead seek to provide a resource when those avenues of assistance are not available.

Membership is free; contact the NHN Coordinator, Paula Greene, at 301-222-3434 or by email to be added to the list and to request assistance.

Signing up to volunteer is simple: Fill out a brief form available on the NHN website, and they will be in touch soon!

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect till 10PM

A quick weather update for your situational awareness. City Staff will continue to monitor any storm events and respond as appropriate, per normal protocol.

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms are likely before 4 pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 4 pm and 5 pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5 pm. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds. High near 93. Heat index values as high as 101. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 6 mph, becoming light and variable. The chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday
A slight chance of showers after 2 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Light north wind. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Calm wind. The chance of precipitation is 50%.

Stay safe!

Tomorrow: Duvall Field Design Community Meeting

Join the City of College Park on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 7pm for the Duvall Field Park Design Community Meeting. At this meeting, the City’s consultant, KCI Technologies, will review 60% design plans and explain the proposed features to be included in the park. Your comments will be taken into consideration and the City Council will review the plans at a worksession on September 6, 2022.

Please check the project page on the City’s website for previous plans, reports and updates at www.collegeparkmd.gov/duvallfieldproject.

RSVP to twilliams@collegeparkmd.gov and a meeting link and calendar invitation will be emailed.

National Night Out – August 2, 2022

Join your local neighborhood watch for National Night Out next Tuesday, August 2! Increase awareness about crime prevention and safety, get to know your neighbors, and meet local law enforcement and other public safety officers. Learn more at www.collegeparkmd.gov/nno

Community Buy Nothing Swap

Tomorrow – Family Fun Day at Duvall Field

Join your neighbors this Saturday, July 23rd, from 2:30 pm-7:00 pm at Duvall Field for a fun, family-friendly festival with food, moon bounces, drinks, games, and more for your family!!

There will be a moonbounce, games and activities, and food for sale! We are raising money for The Desks Project, a 501c3 nonprofit that works to bring desks to students in Malawi.

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors out for a fun day in the community!

Interested in volunteering? Fill out this form!

Webinar for Residents Impacted by July 12th Storms

The Maryland Insurance Administration is holding a series of virtual presentations and question-and-answer for those impacted by the severe storms that hit Maryland on July 12th.

Residents are invited to join one of the upcoming sessions to discuss specific storm-related questions.

• Friday, July 22, 2022: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
• Saturday, July 23, 2022: 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Registration is not required. To join the discussion:

Visit the following weblink: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1603802898. When prompted, please use meeting ID: 160 380 2898.
Dial in via telephone toll free at 833-568-8864. When prompted, use meeting ID: 160 380 2898.

Local Cooling Centers

Be mindful and careful in these very hot temperatures for the next five days.

Cooling centers around the area: https://bit.ly/PGCountyCool

Another Watermain Break on Route 1

Please be advised that there is a major water main break at 9113 Baltimore Ave near Cherokee Street. Two northbound lanes of Baltimore Avenue are closed. Lots of sediment on Cherokee Street from the break.

A crew has identified necessary water main repair work in our area that could cause low water pressure or no water service. WSSC Water prioritizes all repairs. Water main breaks are fixed before leaks.

If you have questions, please call the Emergency Call Center 24/7 at 301-206-4002 or email us at emergencycallcenter@wsscwater.com.

Today is Primary Election Day

Primary Election Day is TODAY, Tuesday, July 19! Voting in person? You must vote at your assigned polling location. Polls will be open from 7 AM to 8 PM. Voting by mail? Deposit your completed ballot in one of the 38 drop boxes located throughout the County.

Following the recent redistricting process, county district, state legislative district and congressional district information – as well as polling place information – for some registered voters has changed. Before going to the polls, all registered voters must confirm their current district and polling place information online or by calling or visiting the office of their local board of elections.

Voters who have received mail-in ballots may return the ballots via the U.S. Postal Service or by placing their ballot in an official ballot drop box. Ballots returned by the U.S. Mail must be postmarked by July 19. Each of Maryland’s 288 ballot drop boxes will be available for use until July 19 at 8 p.m. Voters can return their mail-in ballots using any official ballot box in their county of residence. A complete list of ballot box locations is available online (Spanish version).

To locate your assigned polling location or a drop box near you, click here to locate a voting center near you. #ProudtoVote For more information, click here.

Any voter who requested a mail-in ballot but did not receive it should vote in-person at his or her polling location on Election Day. There, the voter will receive a provisional ballot, which will be processed and counted.

Marylanders should be aware that the outcomes of some contests may not be known  on Election Night. Properly submitted mail-in ballots can be accepted until July 29, and the counting of mail-in ballots will not begin until July 21 at 10 a.m. Local election officials will count ballots through July 29, and Mail-in ballot counting will continue for a number of days after Election Day.

Election officials will release unofficial election results from early voting soon after all polls close at 8 p.m. Unofficial results from Election Day will be released later in the evening as counting by local elections officials is completed.

The counting of provision ballots will take place on Wednesday, July 27.

Route 1 Traffic Due to WSSC Work

Repairs are still underway on the water main in our area @ 9680 Baltimore Ave, College Park. Once repairs have been completed, the water service will be restored. Water main repairs are ongoing and will be restored when repairs are complete. Three northbound lanes between Lackawanna St and the Capital Beltway could be closed and cause traffic disruption.

WSSC is saying the issue should be resolved by noon today.

If you have questions, please call WSSC’s Emergency Call Center 24/7 at 301-206-4002, email them at emergencycallcenter@wsscwater.com or visit their website at https://www.wsscwater.com/discoloredwater for information about the water once service is restored.