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 arrive.

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 is 301-952-6572.

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 months.

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

Upcoming Meetings

Council Workshops

Monday, Dec. 3, 2001 @ 7pm

Monday, Jan. 7, 2002 @ 7 pm

Town Meetings

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.

Upcoming Events

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.

Children's Bingo with Santa

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.

Neighborhood News

Belated Birthday Wishes to Rhoda Snowden 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.

November Birthday Wishes

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 Reminders

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.

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.