Oct 23 & 30 Laurel Area In-Person Assistance for Affordable Care Act Questions or Sign-Up

 I have encountered many questions regarding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as “Obamacare”, here in Maryland. I would like to let you know about a couple of local opportunities to get some answers.

Oct 2 Lost Cat - Reward


Tortoise shell brown, black and orange cat, "TORTY”,   on September 29, 2013.

Last seen in the Bedford development, which is just south of Muirkirk road and the Montpelier elementary school.

She is about 7 years old and weighs 16 pounds.

Please report sightings to Victor Laczo

There is a reward.

Sep 13 District 1 Councilwoman Lehman Coffee / Sep 16 Business Forum / Rain Check Rebate Workshops

District 1 News
A Strong Voice for Strong Communities

Councilwoman Mary Lehman

County Council District 1
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Dr
Upper Marlboro,                                Maryland 20772
District 1 Events

Aug 11-17 Maryland Tax Free Week for Clothing & Footwear FAQ

From Maryland State Assembly District 23A Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith:

    " Who says there are no holidays in August? Just a reminder that the annual back to school shopping boon, Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, starts this Sunday August 11th and goes through Saturday August 17th. Clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less are exempt from sales tax during this period.
          For answers to frequently asked questions, as well as a detailed list of eligible items, go to:

Happy (shopping) Holidays! "

Jun 7 Stabbing at Laurel Station Bar & Grill near South Laurel

Laurel Crime: Stabbing at Laurel Station - Laurel, MD Patch

Technically in City of Laurel, but right near the boundary with South Laurel

"June 7, 2013
STABBING | 14933 Baltimore Ave.: Officers responded to Laurel Station Bar and Grill for the report of a stabbing. Officers contacted a male victim suffering from two puncture wounds and a laceration to his chest, arm, and back. The victim stated he was stabbed in the rear parking lot of Laurel Station while walking to his vehicle. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was reported in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Laurel Police Detectives at 301-498-0092."

May 19 Beltsville Day - Games, Prizes, Live Entertainment, Food and more...

Sat May 18 UPDATE 2 - Montpelier Community Clean Up Day Recycling, Electronics, Styrofoam, Not Document Shredding

Please note
  • This event is now consolidated at ONE location (see email below)
  • The Councilwoman's office has also confirmed that Document Shredding is no longer offered at this event, as had been indicated in earlier announcements.

May 18 Montpelier Community Clean Up & Recycle


UPDATE 2013.05.17: 
Prince George's County (Department of Environmental Resources) will be providing electronic recycle collection for this event.(*)

Only the kinds of items explicitly mentioned in UPDATE 2 will definitely be collected (yes, i see that pesky "etc.")  

(*) The mention of Forever Green Recycle is now inadvertently out of date for this event. For future reference, Forever Green Recycle of Chantilly, VA says "we accept drop offs of old electronic equipment Mondays through Saturdays. 9am to 4pm. "

Yum's Chinese Restaurant - Wi-Fi - Delivery - Crystal Plaza

Yum's Restaurant website and menu
Online ordeing -- Delivery $1.50

Yum's Chinese Restaurant is the first store in Crystal Plaza to offer free Wi-Fi. In your device, look for Wi-Fi network "Yum's Restaurant -- Guest" and ask the waitress for the password when you order your sit-down meal or carry-out. After that the password does not change.

Other Free WiFi in South Laurel:

Mar 8-10 This Weekend at Montpelier Arts Center

Warren Wolf and his quartet are back for a special encore performance at Montpelier. Wolf has played vibes, drums and piano with musicians ranging from Wynton Marsalis to Cyrus Chestnut. Come and hear this vibes master for a concert you won't soon forget.


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Feb 24 Scary phone scams targeting Prince George's County - WTOP @pgpolitics

A disturbing phone scam that blackmails the victims is targeting residents in Prince George's County.
The scammer claims a family member has been hurt in a car accident. The caller threatens to hold the family member hostage until the victim wires them money - even threatening harm to the person if the victim hangs up.

CORRECTION -- Monday Feb 18 is Trash Pickup Day per P.G. County Press Release

2013.02.17 CORRECTION -- A February 12 Prince George's County Press Release says the county will  pick up trash on Monday February 18