Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Members will also discuss the renewal of liquor licenses for College Park establishments.
The mayor and council of College Park are set to hold a worksession tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 15) at 7:00 p.m. at city hall. Below, find a rundown of tonight's agenda. WORKSESSION DISCUSSION ITEMS 1. Finalize logo and discuss marketing plan with Matt McDermott from idfive: Michael Stiefvater and Chantal Cotton 2. Discussion of Early Voting issues around Paint Branch Elementary Schooi: Councilmember Afzali (Mrs. Alisha Alexander, Prince George's County Election Administrator, will attend) 3. Award of FY '13 Community Services Grants: Steve Groh, Director of Finance 4. Removal of Healthy Trees on Wichita: Councilmembers Kabir and Wojahn 5. Review of proposed changes to Chapter 179, Tree and Landscape Maintenance, suggested by the Tree and …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Almost two-thirds of annual fireworks-related injuries happen in the 30 days centered on the 4th of July, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Fireworks are a traditional part of 4th of July festivities—but can also be dangerous. Area firefighters have warned of the dangers of consumer fireworks and in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, consumer fireworks are illegal. A recently released study from the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed that last year, 65 percent of all fireworks-related injuries in the U.S. occurred in the 30-day period centered on the 4th of July. About 46 percent of those injuries involved the hands, and 34 percent affected the head, face or eyes, the agency reported. Injuries to the eyes are particularly serious. According to Dr. Michael P. Grant, director of Oculoplastic Surgery and of the Eye and Orbital Trauma Center at Johns Hopkins…
Times, traffic tips, amenities, and more.
There's no shortage of fireworks displays across the region tonight—Wednesday, July 4—but the biggest show close by is the University of Maryland and City of College Park's annual Independence Day celebration. Below we've got a full rundown of the festivities courtesy of the UMd. Newsdesk. What's on tap: Schedule of events Amenities/restrictions: Getting there Inclement weather
Want to capture those bright lights bursting in air? Here are some tips from Patch photographers.
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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Although capturing fireworks on a camera can be difficult, if you have the right equipment and your camera is switched to the correct settings, you should be able to get some fantastic images. Here are some tips from Patch photographer Edward Maurer. Equipment needed: Other tips from photographer Darren Rowse's website:
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Officials are reminding public that all fireworks and pyrotechnics are illegal in Prince George's County.
When it comes to Independence Day fun, the Prince George's County Fire Department wants you to celebrate safely. That means no fireworks, folks. Highlighting "some confusion among our citizens, visitors and businesses in Prince George's County," the county fire department circulated a media advisory reminding residents that fireworks are illegal in Prince George's. The confusion is understandable to a degree. Maryland allows each county to set their own fireworks laws. Fireworks are totally prohibited in Prince George's County, Montgomery County and Baltimore City. Neighboring Anne Arundel County, Howard County and Washington, D.C. all allow recreational pyrotechnics to varying degrees. "You may drive through a neighboring jurisdiction …
Check out the ASPCA's tips to make sure that wherever you go this 4th, your furry friend stays safe.
Summer weather is the perfect time for backyard barbecues, outdoor festivals and Fourth of July fireworks shows. Whether you're planning to check out the College Park fireworks show at the University of Maryland, hanging out at home or heading to DC to celebrate, be mindful that Independence Day festivities also bring risks to your pets. Check out some safety tips from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: Keep alcohol out of reach There’s nothing like a cold beer on a hot day—just be sure to keep it out of reach of your pets. If ingested, alcohol could cause them to become severely depressed, go into a coma and in extreme cases, have respiratory failure. Read your sunscreen and insect repellent labels Insects …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Citizens can turn in fireworks without fear of being arrested and/or fined through July 20.
Fireworks can be dazzling and cool. They can also be dangerous. And they are illegal in Prince George's County. Now in its ninth year, the Fireworks Amnesty Program, implemented by the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, is designed to allow citizens to turn in fireworks without fear of being arrested and/or fined. Thousand of pieces of dangerous fireworks have been turned over to authorities during this program, according to PGFD. Each year, thousands of people are injured and some killed in accidents involving the use of fireworks—many of these injuries and deaths involve children, PGFD said. These primarily involve those fireworks classified as 1.4g explosives by the U.S. Department of Transportation, commonly referred to as "…