Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Team Perry walked more than 170 miles at this year's Relay for Life in honor of Jack Perry.
Team Perry walked a total of 176 miles at this year's Relay for Life in honor of the late Jack Perry, a former College Park councilmember who died earlier this year from liver cancer. At sunset, each team member was invited to light a candle in honor of a loved one. These candles were lit for Perry. "This is from the luninaria ceremony at dusk," Sean Perry wrote in an e-mail to Patch. "It is a solemn moment when everyone who has survived cancer or lost their life to cancer is remembered. A candle is lit in their honor or their memory."
Monday, June 11, 2012
Start your Monday with mini-bites of news with your morning coffee.
1. Relay for Life and Team Perry Team Perry walked in honor of the late College Park Councilman Jack Perry on Saturday at the Relay for Life in Catonsville, raising money for the American Cancer Society. Do you know of any other College Park-based Relay teams who participated? Send photos and info to Sonia@Patch.com. 2. Rent Control The future of rent control in the city could be decided at Tuesday's College Park Mayor and Council meeting, according to the Prince George's Property Owners' Association website. Council discussed a draft ordinance at last week's worksession, which would—if approved—extend the rent stabilization law beyond its September 2012 expiration, among other changes. (Watch the work session discussion on the …
Friday, June 8, 2012
The friends and family members of the late College Park city councilman have raised more than $11,000 so far for the Relay for Life.
In 2009, the friends and family members of then-city Councilman Jack Perry formed a team to walk at the Relay for Life in Catonsville. In the first three years, Team Perry raised more than $30,000 through the event for the American Cancer Society. 2011 marked the team's highest one-year total, raising about $11,500, according to Jack’s son, Sean Perry. This year, less than two months after Jack Perry passed away from liver cancer, the team is poised to surpass its one-year record. As of Friday morning, the team's website showed a total of $11,684 raised so far, and Sean Perry expects to bring in even more this Saturday, at the Relay for Life. "This [year's] final will be the largest amount we have raised. I [couldn‘t] think of a better …