Residents, students cleaned the area around the lake Saturday as part of university-sponsored Good Neighbor Day.
More then 100 volunteers from the campus and College Park neighborhoods gathered Saturday to clean Lake Artemesia, mulch the playground at Paint Branch Elementary School and paint over graffiti at a nearby bridge. It was part of the first Good Neighbor Day organized by the University of Maryland. Local dignitaries like College Park Mayor Andrew Fellows, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and state Sen. Jim Rosapepe (D-District 21), as well as Student Government Association President Kaiyi Xie were at the event. Flip through the photos and captions to read what they had to say about the event, and check out some of the work the volunteers completed. Were you at Good Neighbor Day? Add your photos to the gallery above!
Residents and local leaders packed the Council Chambers to honor the 26-year College Park city councilman.
The city gathered Tuesday evening to honor Councilman John E. "Jack" Perry for his service to College Park. After his 26-year tenure as a city councilman in District 2, Perry chose not to run again for council this fall. Flip through the photos and captions in the gallery to learn what some of the local leaders had to say about Perry, a man known for his dedication to the public works of College Park, and his willingness to vote against the majority opinion. Perry served the city in many other capacities, including president of the Berwyn Civic Association and of the Girls and Boys Club. He also served on the U.S. Coast Guard. If you're a resident, colleague or family member of Councilman Jack Perry, and you'd like to share your stories …