Monday, January 14, 2013
Trees should be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on the day of each scheduled collection.
Christmas trees will be collected on your regular collection day during the weeks of Jan. 7-11 and 14-18, 2013. Trees should be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. and be free of lights, tinsel, ornaments, and other decorations in order to be collected. Residents may also call Public Works (240-487-3590) to arrange for a special pickup for Christmas trees on Thursdays and Fridays. Artificial Christmas Trees that have outlived their usefulness should be disposed of as refuse. Call Public Works to schedule a pickup.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
We could all use a reminder to show gratitude to the person handing you a gift.
It's a struggle for every parent to instill in their children thankfulness and gratitude. Every year before family arrives for a birthday party or Christmas dinner I have to have the pep talk with my children that goes something like this, "Even if the gift you open isn't something you really wanted you must smile, look the person in the eye and say thank you." I have this talk because my oldest son, L, is on the Autism Spectrum and one of his unique qualities is that he doesn't have filters. He doesn't have the ability to lie, he can't comprehend the little white lies that we all say in order to make other people feel good—"It's exactly what I wanted" or "I love it, thank you!"—instead he's brutally honest. I was chatting with his teacher…
Do you have items you no longer need? A number of holiday collections are underway and items can be easily donated at one location. Find out more!
Are you buying a new winter jacket? Do you have holiday lights that no longer work? Did your kids get duplicate toys this year? Did Santa bring you a new cell phone? If you have items you’d like to toss but aren’t sure what to do with them, a number of collections are taking place in Prince George's County and items can be dropped off right at the Salvation Army at 3304 Kenilworth Avenue Hyattsville, MD. You can also drop off items at Goodwill of Greater Washington at 10 South Glebe Road in Arlington, VA. Have any unwrapped, unused toys? They can be donated to Toys for Tots in 2013. If you have coats you no longer need, donations are being collected through many local churches. Cell phones piling up because you have the newest and best …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
A holiday treat from Patch.
Happy holidays! On this, Christmas morning, we offer a selection of carols and a crackling yule log to brighten your day.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
There will be no trash collection on Christmas Day.
Even the government closes for Christmas. Here are the closings for the the Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources on Dec. 25. Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill Closed Brown Station Road Public Convenience Center Closed Electronics Recycling Acceptance Site (Located at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill) Closed Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site (Located at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill) Closed Missouri Avenue Solid Waste Acceptance & Recycling Center Prince George’s County Yard Waste Composting Facility Closed Closed Trash Collection in County-Contracted Areas No Collection (Collection will resume on the next regularly scheduled collection day) Curbside Recycling…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Many of next week's routes will be pushed back by two days due to the holiday.
Offices and facilities for the City of College Park will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. As a result, next week's trash and recycling collection schedule will be affected as follows: For more information, contact 240-487-3590 or email@example.com.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Looking for exciting things to do? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. Christmas Greenery Workshop The Legend of the Civil War Santa Holiday Trains and Planes Breakfast with Santa College Park Moose Lodge #453 Hosts a Christmas Dinner Dance Mishkan Torah Synagogue Annual Chanukah Party Bowie Senior Chorale Holiday Concert Maryland: A House Divided, an Exhibition Holiday Ornament Emporium Evangel Cathedral Christmas …
While the two holidays fall in close proximity to each other and are celebrated in popular culture together, Hanukkah does not hold the religious significance for Jews that Christmas holds for Christians.
Each year, Hanukkah falls in close proximity or during Christmas according to the Hebrew calendar. Because of that, the two are celebrated side by side under the “Happy Holidays” moniker. But in terms of religious significance, Hanukkah doesn’t rank as high for Jews as Christmas ranks for Christians. “It’s hard to not make a big deal of out Hanukkah living in America, and I’m not sure it’s a bad thing,” said Rabbi Rhoda Silverman of Temple Emanuel in Reisterstown. “That’s not a problem for me as long as we don’t forget about everything else that makes us Jewish.” Jonathan Schwartz, senior aide to Baltimore County Council Chairwoman Vicki Almond and a member of Temple Emanuel, sees Hanukkah as having two roles in the lives of American Jews…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Looking for some exciting things to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. Holiday Candlelight Tours Maryland: A House Divided, an Exhibition Holiday Ornament Emporium Santa's Cookies and Crafts Winter Wonderland Vansville Elementary 3rd Annual Winter Bazaar Red Note Art Exhibit - ART FINALE Evangel Cathedral Christmas Celebration 13th Annual, Gingerbread House Contest and Show Winter Festival of Lights Holidays in the …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Employees of the retail giant hope to take advantage of one of the year's busiest shopping days.
Employees of DC-area Walmart and Sam's Club locations are joining a national strike effort this Black Friday to protest what they view as low wages, poor scheduling practices, and worker intimidation on the part of the retail giant. The campaign, organized by Making Change at Walmart and linked with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, is planning demonstrations outside dozens of stores nationwide on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. In the DC area, Nov. 23 protests are scheduled for Walmart and Sam's Club locations in Laurel, Hyattsville, Bowie, Gaithersburg, Woodlawn, Severn, Clinton, Abingdon, Alexandria, and Fairfax. (Both chains are owned by parent company Walmart Stores, Inc.) The strike action …