|Landover Hills Chronicle|
|LANDOVER HILLS NEWSLETTER||DECEMBER 2004|
Letter From the Mayor
Season's Greetings, as we enter this joyous season.
As a follow-up to the MD Route 450 (Annapolis Road) Study Group Development meeting convened by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
(M-NCPPC) Strategic Planning Section, last year; and continuing concern
regarding further development of the MD Route 450 (Annapolis Road) corridor,
several meetings were held. One convened by Prince George's County Councilmember
Thomas Hendershot on April 27, 2004, another convened by Senator Gwendolyn
Britt on November 17, 2004; the Mayor and Councilmember Terry Wilson participated
at this meeting; and a more recent meeting convened by the Mayor of the
Town of Landover Hills, who served as facilitator, on Tuesday, December
7, 2004; Councilmember Michael Thompson was also a participant at this
During the December 7, 2004, meeting, a Community Development Corporation
(CDC), was formed. The name of the CDC selected by the participants at
the December 7th meeting is "Annapolis Road Inner Beltway
Alliance, (ARIBA) CDC."
The next meeting of the ARIBA CDC will be on Tuesday, January 4, 2005,
at the City of New Carrollton Municipal Building. The time of the meeting
is 7:00 p.m. All concerned persons are invited to participate at the upcoming
The next Landover Hills Town meeting will be on Monday, December 20,
2004; the time of the meeting is 7:30 p.m.
The Mayor, Town Council and Staff of the Town of Landover Hills extend
best wishes to everyone for a happy and safe holiday season.
Mayor Lee P. Walker
Monday, Jan 3, 2005 7 pm
Monday, Feb 7. 2005, 7 pm
Monday, Dec. 20 ,2004, 7:30 p
Congratulations to Destiny Karis on the birth of her daughter Autumn
Rose Karis. Autumn Rose was born on November 6, 2004. Autumn was born
prematurely and could use everyone's thoughts and prayers for continued
health. She is welcomed by her Great-Grandmother, Grandmother and Uncle
of 71st Avenue and Great Uncle and Great Aunt of 72nd
The Town is looking for "Neighborhood News" to put in the Town's
newsletter, Cable Station and Web Page. If you would like to submit an
item please call 301-773-6401 or e-mail the town at LNDVRHLLS@aol.com.
Suggested items are birth announcements, graduations, birthdays, death
notices, family members in the military, anniversaries etc.
Annual Holiday House Decorating Contest
This year the Holiday House Decorating Contest will be held on Saturday,
December 18, 2004 beginning at 6 pm. The 3 categories will be Best
Overall, Most Creative and Most Traditional. Turn your lights on for the
judges to see! Anyone interested in being a judge, please contact
Town Hall at 301-773-6401.
Nature Crafts for Kids,
Saturday, January 8, 2005, 1-
1:45 p.m. Make a craft project to keep, using themes and materials from
nature. Reservations required. Ages 3-7, accompanied by an adult. Fee:
Nature Club for Kids, Saturday, January 8, 2:30- 3:30
p.m. Children learn about nature and ecology in this monthly program featuring
games, crafts, stories, and other nature-themed activities. First Saturday
of each month. Ages 6-12. Fee $1.00
Eric Henning's Old Fashioned Magic & the Muppet Christmas
Carol- Saturday, December 18, 9:30- 11 a.m. See the amazing tricks
of magician Eric Henning. Then watch Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and other
Muppet characters give Dickens' classic tale a wacky new twist that is
full of surprises, laughter, and Christmas spirit. All ages welcome. Tickets;
$5/person. The Publick Playhouse,5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. Information:
Saturday Morning at the Movies
The Publick Playhouse began as a movie theatre in the 1950's. This season,
the big screen's back along with weekend entertainment for children ages
7 to 12. Saturday Morning at the Movies, modeled after New York's
Radio City, includes a half hour of great, live entertainment. Musicians,
magicians and comical clowns will start the show, followed by a hit full-
length family movie. Mark your calendar and save Saturday mornings for
laughter and cheers! Tickets $5
January 8, 10 am
Entertainment: Jumping Buddies
Daddy Day Care
February 12, 10 am
Entertainment: Mark Lohr's Suitcase Circus
Lilo and Stitch
March 12, 10 am
Entertainment: Eric Redman's Magik
The Publick Playhouse,5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. Information: 301-277-1711.
Trash Pick-up Schedule
PG County recycling collections.
Town Household waste collection
Bulk Trash pick-up
Yard Waste Pick-up
Town Household waste collection
Any questions or concerns regarding recycling pick-ups in Town should be directed to 301-952-7630
Winter is here and soon we'll be having our first snow. There are a
few things that residents need to remember.
1. The first and most important is to get as many cars as possible off
the street, so that the plows can clear as wide a path as possible.
2. On one-way streets all cars should be parked on the right side of
3. On all other streets cars should park on the odd side.
4. Keeping cars parked on one side of the road will allow the plows
to plow to the curb. Once this plowing is complete, vehicle owners should
move their cars to the opposite side of the street so plowing can be completed.
5. When shoveling walkways and driveways, DO NOT throw the snow back
into the street. The plows will just come along and pile it back up.
Rest assured we will do our best to keep the streets cleared and ice
free. When the plows are out during a snow, please remember that they do
not have the maneuverability or stopping ability or a regular car,
so please stay out of their way.
Drive carefully and have a safe winter!
YOU can be part of a team that saves lives everyday
Volunteer for the Landover Hills Fire Department to become an
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Firefighter.
The Landover Hills Volunteer Fire Dept., is a division of Prince George's
County Fire Dept., is looking for dedicated volunteers in the community,
young and old, to help us with our vital mission.
Free Training * Live-in Program* Tax Benefits Retirement Plan* Experience
of a lifetime
To find out more
Daytime call Nancy at 301-583-1914
After 6 pm call Tom at 240-832-8689
or Email at email@example.com
Chief Henry Norris
The holiday season is once again upon us. It is a wonderful time of
the year, yet at the same time, it can place us in unfortunate circumstances.
A few simple safeguards will minimize criminal opportunity and give you
added safety during this holiday season.
1. When leaving your home, be sure to lock all doors and windows. (Don't
leave holiday gifts or packages where they can be seen from a window) If
you plan to be out of town for the holidays, arrange for someone to pick
up your mail and newspapers. Take steps to make your home "lived in" while
you are away, and make sure you contact your police department to keep
a check on your house while out of town.
2. While shopping, try to park your car in the most lighted area of
the shopping center, lock your car, and try to only make one trip so you
will not have to leave packages in your vehicle. If you must make more
then one trip, make sure you lock any packages in your trunk. Pay very
close to your surroundings when going to your car and if anything or anyone
looks suspicious, try to have someone from either security or the store
walk you to your car.
3. While shopping in stores, minimize the appearance of carrying a lot
of cash. Suspects will be looking for persons displaying a lot of cash.
If you must carry a purse, keep it secured around your body. If you are
wearing a jacket, put it under your jacket over your shoulder. If at all
possible, shop with others as there is safety in numbers.
4. Finally, be aware of persons and things around you. Be confident
and alert about your surroundings. Above all, don't let fear replace the
joy of the Holiday season....AS IT IS A WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.
REMEMBER !!!!! YOU CANNOT START YOUR CAR AND LEAVE IT UNATTENDED.
IT IS AGAINST THE LAW AND YOUR VEHICLE MAY DRIVE AWAY WITH SOMEONE ELSE
BEHIND THE WHEEL.
1. When you order checks have only your initials and last name put on
2. When writing checks, DO NOT put your complete account number on the
check, use the last four numbers. Your credit card company knows the rest
of the number.
3. Put your work phone # on your check instead of your home phone. Never
have your SS# printed on your check.
4. Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine. Do both
sides of your license and credit cards. Keep the copy in a safe place.
NEXT ISSUE: What to do if you are a victim of identity theft.
On behalf of the Landover Hills Police Department, we want to wish all of you "a very happy, wonderful, and safe holiday season, and a most joyous New Year!!!!Classified Ads
The Town of Landover Hills is now accepting paid advertisements from local businesses. The cost of a 2"x 3" (1/3 column) ad is twenty dollars ($20.00) per publication. If you are interested in placing an ad, please call Town hall @ 301-773-6401, Monday through Friday, nine to five.