Monday, May 21, 2012
Bike commuters stopped by City Hall on Friday for bagels, coffee, a tune-up and a T-shirt.
Not a car was parked on the west edge of the City Hall lot on Friday morning. Instead, the area bustled with cyclists, enjoying breakfast from Bagel Place and MOM's Organic Market, and tune-up services provided by REI in College Park. It was College Park's pit stop for national Bike to Work Day. Senior Planner Elisa Vitale said that 124 cyclists had registered ahead of time to visit City Hall along their bike commute to work. College Park was one of 58 pits stops in the region planned for national Bike to Work Day, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. The pit stop was a joint project between the city and the University of Maryland. Do you have photos from the College Park Bike to Work Day pit stop? Add them to the gallery!
Friday, February 3, 2012
College Park-ians who support the fee hope it will lead to positive environmental impacts.
Friday, February 3, 2012
By Drew Grossman Capital News Service As Prince George's County lawmakers move to impose a fee on plastic and paper bags, environmental organizations said a similar fee in Washington, D.C., has sharply reduced the amount of trash in the Anacostia River. College Park-ians who support the fee hope the same positive impacts will be felt here and will help to clean up the waterways. "The plastic in our oceans is really out of control, and it's becoming a big problem,” said Scott Nash, the owner of MOM's Organic Market. The grocery store in north College Park doesn’t offer plastic grocery bags—only paper bags—and encourages shoppers to use reusable bags. Residents who testified at a recent College Park City Council meeting said they already …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Store celebrated renovations with weekend festivities.
Since MOM's Organic Market came to College Park about 20 years ago, it was never renovated, according to manager Bobo Ndiaye. That is, until these last few months. The store will now be able to offer more organic products because of increased space, and LED lighting and skylights were installed. The aisles are also now wide enough for three shopping carts, Ndiaye said. He said that offices and restrooms were moved to a new warehouse behind the store, allowing for a 40 percent expansion of shopping area. MOM's celebrated the upgrade to its store Friday through Sunday with free vendor samples, demonstrations, face painting and other children's activities. For resident Katie Zafft, this was a big deal. When she and her husband moved to …
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Snapshots of College Park over the past week.
Speed Cameras AAA Mid-Atlantic and angry motorists challenged the accuracy of Optotraffic speed cameras and the legal authority of College Park to place one of the cameras near 3300 Metzerott Road. The city responded with a release. Back-to-School If you're overwhelmed this weekend with the back-to-school chaos, make it a point to read the Mom Column by Gretchen Schock, who prepares the school staff for interacting with her son on the Autism Spectrum. If you're children are starting class Monday at a county school, you'll want to check the Patch list of five things for the first day of school for information on bus schedules and school lunches. Also update yourself on immunization and physical requirements. College Park …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Mini-bites of news to start your morning.
1. In case you missed it, AAA Mid-Atlantic challenged the City of College Park and speed camera producers Optotraffic over the accuracy of the cameras and the legal authority to place a camera near 3300 Metzerott Road. 2. There's just one weekend left to get those school supplies for Prince George's County kids starting class on Monday. Remember that Saturday is the last day to take advantage of Maryland's sales tax vacation on clothing and shoes under $100. 3. And while we're on the topic, get those other last minute back-to-school tasks done today with the Patch list of Five Things for the First Day of School. 4. Today's Featured Facebook Page belongs to Mom's Organic Market. Even though the page correlates with all Mom's locations, it …