Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The event runs Tuesday night from 7-9 p.m.
On Tuesday, Aug. 7, College Park will join some 15,000 locations across the United States and Canada in marking National Night Out (NNO), an annual observance designed to increase awareness of crime prevention efforts. Launched in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch, NNO brings together residents, police, and other leaders at community events organized around the theme of public safety. This year, College Park's main event will be held at the College Park Aviation Museum (1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr.) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. In addition to local law enforcement, elected officials, and community leaders, the evening will feature free refreshments and a musical performance by a local soloist. Participants will also have the …
Friday, August 5, 2011
It’s a great event, but is it achieving its goal of 'taking back the streets?'
Driving along MD Rt. 193 from College Park to Greenbelt, there is a billboard on the left side of the road advertising season tickets for the upcoming University of Maryland football season. It’s not like the season is going to “sneak up” on football fans — especially if their interest in Terps football has prompted them to become season ticket holders. Whenever I pass it, I wonder, just how effective is this ad? I wonder the same thing about National Night Out (NNO), the national event held each year on Aug. 2 that, according to organizers, is designed to: “heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Add your photos to the Patch Community Album.
City and county officials, neighborhood watch committee members and representatives from various public safety organizations mingled Tuesday evening as part of National Night Out, a crime awareness event. Here are a few shots from citywide event at the College Park Aviation Museum. Were you there? Add your shots to the Community Album. Directions are below. If you have photos from any of the activities in Berwyn, Lakeland, Cherry Hill or College Park Woods, please add them to this album. Community Photo Album Were you at the National Night Out observation at the Aviation Museum Tuesday? Please add your photos and contribute to the Patch Community Album. If you took photos at the neighborhood activities, add them to this album. Here's how …
Add your photos to this Patch gallery of neighborhood National Night Out observations.
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- Robert Mang
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
City and county officials, neighborhood watch committee members and representatives from various public safety organizations mingled Tuesday evening as part of National Night Out, a crime awareness event. Here are a few shots from some of the neighborhood observations, which included safety discussion, demonstrations and refreshments. Photos from the citywide event at the College Park Aviation Museum will come later today. Community Photo Album Were you at any of the four neighborhood observations? Please add your photos and contribute to the Patch Community Album. If you took photos at the main event at the Aviation Museum, save those photos for later today. Here's how to share:
Mini-bites of news to start your morning.
1. If you took pictures at last night's National Night Out festivities, be sure to add them to the Patch album later today. Learn how. 2. Among agenda items for this evening's Mayor and Council work session are a motion that would discontinue pay for Board of Election Supervisors during non-election years, and consideration for the transfer of a beer and wine liquor license by Looney's Pub at 8150 Baltimore, Ave. Check back later on Patch for a summary of the meeting agenda. 3. Mmmm, it's National Watermelon Day. Maybe the Rita's Italian Ice at 8900 Baltimore Ave. or Cold Stone at 7314 Baltimore Ave. will have the watermelon flavor available today to celebrate. 4. Today's Featured Facebook page belongs to the Smile Herb Shop, mostly …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
You can be a part of it. Here's how.
Today is all about socializing with the community, and Patch wants to invite College Park-ians to send in pics from your evening on the town. It's National Night Out, which encourages communities to be proactive in crime and drug prevention and awareness. See the list of events in College Park here. Whether you're hanging out with city officials or public safety representatives, checking out emergency equipment or exhibits at the Aviation Museum, eating ice cream in Berwyn, or taking part in a flashlight walk, we want to see your pictures. Patch will be on the scene, and we'll publish our own photos Wednesday, but please, add your pictures, too. It'll be like a community album of sorts. Be sure to share the link to the album with your …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Community members are encouraged to mingle with neighbors and public safety representatives for the anti-crime and anti-drug event.
Community residents across the country on Tuesday will mingle with neighbors and public safety officials as part of a national crime and drug awareness event. But it’s especially important that citizens of College Park be proactive in getting to know their neighbors, according to Robert Boone of the Neighborhood Watch Committee, because the city doesn’t have its own police force. “Our effort this year was to bring everyone together,” Boone said. Tuesday, residents will be encouraged to socialize with their neighbors over refreshments and various activities. Members from the fire departments, county police and Emergency Medical Technicians will also be on hand to mingle with the community. “National Night Out is really an event with two …
Mini-bites of news to start your morning.
1. Did you hear? The District is starting its overdue parking ticket amnesty program today. Those late fees will be dropped for any tickets paid before Jan. 27, 2012. 2. Tuesday is National Night Out. Check back later today for a preview of city and neighborhood plans and interviews with the Prince George's County Police Department and Neighborhood Watch Committee. 3. MTV turns 30 today. Music Television Network debuted with the music video by the Buggles' Music Killed the Radio Star. 4. Today's Featured Facebook page belongs to Gailes' Violin Shop. The wall is decently active, but it's the pictures of bass clef jewelry and the instrument cases dressed up for Halloween that earned Gailes' today's recognition. 5. Expect a high of 95 degrees…
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Community, officials, law enforcement to join for crime prevention and safety awareness event.
Residents of College Park will soon have the opportunity to meet with local law enforcement and learn about crime prevention. The city’s National Night Out events will take place the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 2, with the main gathering hosted at the College Park Aviation Museum. Neighborhoods within the city will also hold their own events. Residents are asked to turn on their porch or lamppost lights from dusk to midnight. City of College Park Where: College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Features: Free light refreshments, self-guided tours of the museum and visits by police from local agencies. A police helicopter and fire department equipment will be on display. City of College Park elected …
Thursday, August 12, 2010
The Lakeland Youth Steel Band Orchestra made their concert debut at this year's National Night Out at the College Park Community Center. They learned the three songs they played that night in the four weeks leading up to the event. All of the band members are students at Paint Branch Elementary School, who had never played a steel drum. The Aug. 3 concert was the culmination of the lessons paid for by Lydia Laidlow, a teacher at the school and a Lakeland community resident. You can see them in action in the video and also get the full story on the Lakeland Steel Band Orchestra.