|Landover Hills Chronicle|
|Landover Hills Newsletter||November 2001|
Letter From the Mayor
In past editions of the Chronicle newsletter, the subject of the Prince George's County School bus program has been mentioned. As a result of concerns raised by residents, the person who was the director of the program, Mr. Kenneth Savoid, was invited to a Town Meeting to address the concerns of Town residents. Mr. Savoid gave a telephone number for residents to call regarding any concerns about the school bus program; such as bus drivers speeding etc. Mr. Savoid also asked that the number of the school bus be recorded and reported to him.
Over the past several weeks concerns have again been raised pertaining
to some of the children who ride school buses, leaving papers in front
of resident's homes and/or swinging on fences while waiting for buses to
In this regard, parents are urged to talk with their children who ride
school buses about respecting resident's property by not swinging on fences
or leaving paper or other debris in front of resident's homes. It would
also be beneficial for parents who can, to escort their children to areas
where school buses stop, in addition to encouraging school bus riders not
to engage in the activities mentioned above.
Any concerns regarding the Prince george's County School Bus Program
should be reported to Mr. Rex Holiday, the person who is currently Director
of the Prince George's County School Bus Program. Mr. Holiday's phone number
Town residents are again asked to be neighborly by looking out for your
neighbors and reporting any strange or unusual activities to the Police;
by calling the Town of Landover Hills Police at 301-773-6401 or calling
911 in case of an emergency.
I regret to report the recent passing of Mrs. Louise Holloway, who along
with her husband, the late Mr. David Holloway, played a prominent role
in the Town of Landover Hills' early history and the incorporation of the
Town. Former Councilmember Andrew Holloway, the son of Mrs. Louise Holloway,
recently served on the Town Council. Sincere sympathy is extended to Andrew
and Richard Holloway and the entire Holloway family.
During the last Town Council Workshop meeting held on Monday, November
5, 2001, the subject of having a "Landover Hills Day", on the anniversary
date of the Town's incorporation during the month of April was brought
up. There will be further discussion of this subject during the upcoming
The next Town Meeting will be held on Monday, November 19,2001. Resident's
are encouraged to come out and participate.
Mayor Lee P. Walker
Monday, Dec. 3, 2001 @ 7pm
Monday, Jan. 7, 2002 @ 7 pm
Monday, Nov. 19, 2001 @ 7:30
Monday, Dec. 17, 2001 @ 7:30
If you have a disability and require any aid, services or removal
of barriers in order to fully participate in a Town of Landover Hills meeting
or event please call Town Hall @ 301-773-6401.
Pottery Sale, November 17, 11am -4pm-
Start your holiday shopping now. This FREE event features the sale of a
wide range of functional stoneware pottery, safe for everyday use. Langley
Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville. 301-445-4508.
Fall nature Hike, Saturday, November 17, 1-3
pm. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Take a 2 mile hike
and explore the Lonesome Pine Trail. Ages 6 & over. Patuxent River
park ,16000 Croom Airport Road, Upper Marlboro. Fee $1. Reservations required.301-627-6074.
Jazz Dinner Expo, Sunday, November 18, 6-10pm.
Help support Grandma's House by enjoying an evening of live jazz music,
a buffet dinner and holiday shopping. Ages 18 & over. The Show Place
Arena, Upper Marlboro. Call for fee information 301-952-7999.
Craft Show, Friday, November 30, 3-8 Stop by and shop at hundreds of vendors with all types of holiday crafts. The Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro Call for admission fee 301-952-7999.
December 8, 2001, 1-3pm Cottage City Fire Company, 3840 Bladensburg Road, Cottage City, Maryland
Children's Games $ 5.00 a book
All winners will receive a prize.
Adult Games- Single sheets, sold for a $1.00 a games. Each adult game will be split 50/50. Last game is winner take all.
Food and drinks sold during bingo. Pizza, fries, juice etc.
Belated Birthday Wishes to
who celebrated her birthday on October 15th!
Our sympathies go out to the entire Holloway family, especially Andy and Richard on the loss of their mother Dorothy Louise Holloway, age 85, on October 21, 2001. Burial services were held in Warsaw, Virginia on October 27, 2001.
LaDonna Sulima 11/2
Sara Washington 11/3
Althea Bullock 11/4
Deanna Grindstaff 11/7
Herbert Bullock 11/9
Akram Grooms 11/13
Jack Wells 11/15
Maureen Wells 11/15
Leann Walker 11/17
Jack Mitchell 11/18
Chiofa Schick 11/22
Annette Schomisch 11/23
Rhonda Grooms 11/23
Edward Burge 11/25
Robin Shipp 11/26
Ronald Mucklevene 11/27
Monica Gonsalves 11/29
Robert Gonsalves 11/29
Public Works Service Schedule
Grass and yard waste collection
PG County recycling collections
Town Household waste collection
Town Household waste collection
Bulk Trash: First and Third Wednesday's
of the month
There is a $20.00 charge for the removal of appliances such as refrigerators,
washers and dryers, dishwashers, stoves, hot water heaters and air conditioning
units. Payment must be made in advance of removal.
Fall is here and soon the leaves will be changing colors and then falling
to the ground leaving all of us with a whole lot of raking to do.
Leaves are to be bagged and put curbside for Monday pick-up.
Do not rake leaves in the street or gutters.
While you are raking your yard, take a few minutes and rake the leaves
along the curb in front of your house. This will prevent storm drains from
getting clogged with leaves and overflowing during heavy rains.
"Mother's Morning Out" at Christ Methodist Church
This past month, the class went to the Pumpkin Patch! The weather was great and the children had a wonderful time. The children are now painting a mural of the four seasons on a storage building located on the Church property. Drive by and see this work in progress! Classes meet Tuesday and Thursdays from 10-12 for ages 2-4. Please call Mrs. Tamai for enrollment information at 301-773-1995.
The Talking Badge
Chief Henry Norris
The town had it's Trick or Treat night which was very quiet and very few children out. There weren't any reports of problems in town the whole night. I am guessing that it was a quiet night because of the problems we are encountering in our Country and abroad.
We are nearing Thanksgiving and it's one of the busiest traveling seasons
of the year. It is also a time for us to give thanks for being able to
live as we do in this Country and thanks for the Police, Firefighters and
other Emergency personnel who helped with the tragedies in New York, Virginia,
and Pennsylvania. We should also remember the families who lost their loved
one in these tragedies. Please be careful during the Thanksgiving Holiday
season and drive safely and cautiously if you are traveling.
I would like to caution you as to many stolen automobiles in the area
surrounding Landover Hills as well as several in town. Some of these have
been taken during daytime hours as well as nighttime hours. If you see
anyone that you are not familiar with, contact your police department so
we can check them out. As far as securing your vehicle to make it theft
proof, you can only reduce the risk of your vehicle being taken. Such as
Club's, alarms, disconnect switches, and be aware of what's going on in
your town. We also have a" Watch Your Car Program" in town. This program
issues several stickers to vehicle owners who don't normally drive during
midnight and 5:00am. If any police department observes the stickers during
these hours, they have your permission to stop the vehicle, and check the
occupants to insure the rightful owners are operating the vehicle. If you
would like to participate in this program or want more information , contact
your police department at 301-773-6400.
One other item of information I would like to give you is that the Prince Georges' County Police Department changed their telephone system during nighttime hours. If you are trying to get information from a District station, and you dial 301-336-8800, you will only get a recording which gives you information in reference to the District stations. If you are trying to make a report, dial 301-333-4000 and tell them you wish to make a report. If it's an emergency, dial 911. If you want to call Hyattsville's District 1 station, then dial 301-699-2630 for any questions or information you may need.
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.