Thursday, April 21, 2005

Prince George's Community Events April 21-28, 2005
Prince George's Calendar
Community Events
   Thursday 21
DIABETES TALK, representatives of Prince George's County Health Department will discuss causes, symptoms and complications of diabetes, as well as diet and medications for the condition. 10:30 a.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. Free. 301-459-6900.

Animal Watch
Prince George's Animal Watch
    The following were among animal cases received recently by the Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources Animal Management Division. Call 301-499-8300 for directions to the Prince George's County Animal Shelter, hours of operation, and adoption and licensing procedures. The shelter's Web site is at; click on Government, then go to Department & Agency Index.

PG-Pet Adopt Box
Bear, a 1-year-old male Keeshond, needs a home.
   The Prince George's Animal Shelter, 8311 D'Arcy Rd., Forestville, makes pets available for adoption by residents of Prince George's County and other jurisdictions. More pets can be seen at the shelter's Web site,; click on Government, Department & Agency Index, then Animal Management. The shelter has viewing and adoption hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The kennel is closed Thursdays, Sundays and holidays. For more information, call 301-499-8300.

On the Cover
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    Clockwise, from top: Dayday Havel, left, and James Battle at the Harlem Renaissance Festival, photo by Bill O'Leary -- The Washington Post; Haeden Wilburn at an air show at Andrews Air Force Base, photo by Rich Lipski -- The Washington Post; Declan Casper at Kinderfest at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro, photo by Rafael Crisostomo for The Washington Post; and Stephanie Hayes at the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo at the Show Place Arena, photo by Rich Lipski -- The Washington Post.

A Guide to The Guide
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    Welcome to The Guide.
Prince George's County has changed in recent years, as those who have lived here for a long time can attest, and it is those changes that newcomers find attractive. For example, new shopping centers and restaurants and a movie theater have all changed the diverse...

Prince George's at a Glance
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    Prince George's County, centrally located between Washington and Baltimore, encompasses almost 500 square miles and has an estimated 842,967 residents, according to the 2004 U.S. Census reports.

A World of Fun in Prince George's County
By Avis Thomas-Lester, Page PG03
    Are you prone to sitting around soaking up the sun on a summer afternoon? Likely to while away a winter day channel-surfing? Haven't been on a stimulating hike or riveting boat ride in years, if ever? Are you basically lazy?

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    A Regional Profile 6
Around and on the Mall 59-61

Prince George's By the Numbers
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Percentage of residents who are foreign-born.

District 21
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    District 21
Barbara A. Frush (D)
Lowe House Office Building, Room 210

Prince George's Delegation, Maryland Senate
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    District 21
John A. Giannetti Jr. (D)
James Senate Office Building, Room 122

Farmers Markets
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    Bowie Farmers Market
Gallant Fox Lane at Md. Route 197

County Police, Fire and Rescue Departments
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    Fire Departments
Fire and Emergency Services Department

Hospitals, Health Care
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    Anne Arundel Medical Center
2001 Medical Pkwy.
Annapolis 21401

Municipal Police
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    Several municipalities in Prince George's County have their own police departments and also rely on county police for some coverage.

Animal Control
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    City of Bowie Animal Control
2614 Kenhill Dr.
Bowie 20715

Post Offices
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16405 Livingston Rd.
Accokeek 20607

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    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.
Baltimore 21201
410-685-0123; 800-685-0123

Child Care
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    Prince George's Child Resource Center
9475 Lottsford Rd., Suite 202

Trash and Recycling
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    Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources, Waste Management Division

Service Organizations
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    Women's Action Coalition of Prince George's County

Homeowners Associations
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    The Towns of Kettering Homeowners Association Inc.

Business Organizations
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    Here is a list of business organizations in Prince George's County and how to contact them:

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    Prince George's Hotlines
Upper Marlboro
AIDS/HIV Information

Working In Prince George's
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    There are 14,490 businesses in Prince George's County, employing more than 230,000 workers, according to 2003 U.S. Census figures as reported by the county's Economic Development Corp. and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. About 466 of these businesses have 100 or more employees, according to the two agencies.

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    Bowie Senior Center
14900 Health Center Dr.
Bowie 20716

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    Prince Georges Volunteer Center
PO Box 187
Hyattsville 20781

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1. Eagan, Minn.-based OCB Restaurant Co. A HomeTown Buffet restaurant at 3443 Donnell Dr., Forestville.

Attractions for the Young and the Young at Heart
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    Bowie Baysox
Prince George's Stadium, home to the Bowie Baysox baseball club, also offers many fun activities for kids.

County Has Lots of Stars, Many Places To See Them
Prince George's Takes Its Sports Seriously
By Josh Barr, Page PG28
    Pros. College. High School. Boys and girls clubs.
The age of the competitors and the level of competition matter little. In Prince George's County, sports dominate the landscape. And the king of that competition is basketball, from the University of Maryland to Bowie State to high schools...

Washington Mystics
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    League : Women's National Basketball Association
Web site : or

Washington Wizards
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    League: National Basketball Association
Web site : or

MCI Center
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    MCI Center
601 F. St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Scouting D.C.'s New Team
By Alan Goldenbach, Page PG31
    It's not clear who will own the team or how good it will be. But for many in the Washington area, that doesn't matter. Baseball is back, and that's enough.

Baltimore Ravens
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    League: National Football League
Web site :

D.C. United
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    League: Major League Soccer
Web site :

Baltimore Orioles
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    League: East Division, American League, Major League Baseball

Washington Nationals
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    League: East Division, National League, Major League Baseball

Sports and Leisure
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    For information about local parks in neighborhoods and communities, contact the regional offices of the countys parks and recreation department:

Stadiums and Arenas
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    Byrd Stadium
University of Maryland
College Park 20742

Amusement Parks
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    Busch Gardens, Williamsburg
1 Busch Gardens Blvd.
Williamsburg, Va. 23187

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Spring Juried Student Art Exhibition , Now through May 9 at Prince George's Community College, Marlboro Gallery, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. This semiannual student exhibition exposes new talent to the gallery art scene. Works include digital imagery, computer graphics and animation as well as traditional drawings, paintings, photographs, sculpture and ceramics. Award-winners are chosen by judges from the Washington area art community. Many of the works are for sale. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays; the exhibition closes at noon, May 9. 301-322-0965.

County Savors New Flavors and Variety in Dining
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    The biggest dining news in Prince George's County is happening at the Boulevard at the Capital Centre in Largo: It is becoming a dining destination.

ravel ips
The Post's local transportation writers, Steven Ginsberg, Lyndsey Layton and Ron Shaffer, offer these tips on commuting in the Washington area.
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    Steven Ginsberg covers roads and local airports.
 Leave extra time. It always takes longer than you think and when it doesn't, it's fun to marvel about how easy it was.

Commuter Railroads
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MARC runs three lines: the Brunswick Line, the Camden Line and the Penn Line. The Brunswick Line runs between Union Station and Martinsburg, W.Va.; the Camden Line runs between Camden Station in downtown Baltimore and Union Station in Washington; and the Penn Line runs between Union Station and Perryville, Md. MARC trains run weekdays with service varying from 4:30 a.m. until midnight.

How to Contact Metro
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   For administrative offices and general information, not including schedules and fares, call 202-962-1234 or visit

Commuting 101: Becoming Fluent in Traffic Talk
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    HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle), or carpool, lanes are reserved for carpools, vanpools, buses and motorcycles during weekday morning and evening rush hours. They are designated either HOV-2 (two or more passengers required) or HOV-3 (three or more passengers required), which means there must be at least that many people in a vehicle during the posted carpool lane hours. Virginia allows solo drivers of hybrid vehicles in carpool lanes, but Maryland does not.

Carpool, Vanpool And Commuter Information
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   Commuter Connections is a regional network of transportation organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. In addition to providing information about carpools and vanpools, it offers maps of park-and-ride lots, commuter news and information about area construction projects, mass transit and commuter options. Call 800-745-RIDE or visit

Toll Roads
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   The Dulles Toll Road (Route 267), owned and operated by the Virginia Department of Transportation, is an eight-lane, 14-mile highway between the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) and the Dulles Greenway's main toll plaza near Route 28. The toll-free Dulles Airport Access Road runs in the median of the toll road and is restricted to airport traffic.

Trying to Avoid This? Try These Real-Time Sites:
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    The Washington Post offers real-time traffic information at

Rail, Buses Will Get You Where You Want to Go
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    Public Transportation County Transit Division
J. Rick Gordon, associate director

Regional, Commuter Airports
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    College Park Airport
6709 Frank Scott Dr.
College Park 20740

Shopping in Prince George's County
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    Beltway Plaza Mall
6000 Greenbelt Rd.
Greenbelt 20770

Where to Call for School Information
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    Chief Executive's Office:
Adult Education, Evening High School, GED:

Prince George's County Public Schools
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    School Offices
14201 School Lane
Upper Marlboro 20772

2005-06 Prince George's Public Schools Calendar
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4: Independence Day; all schools closed

Colleges, Universities
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    Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Rd.
Bowie 20715-9465

Arts Organizations And Galleries
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    These arts organizations and galleries are open to the public and have frequent shows and performances. Contact them for schedules and other information.

Civic Organizations And Community Groups
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    Anacostia Watershed Society
4302 Baltimore Ave.
Bladensburg 20710

Libraries in Prince George's County
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    Prince George's County Memorial Library System
6532 Adelphi Rd.

County Museums, Historical Sites
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    Airmen Memorial Museum
5211 Auth Rd.
Suitland 20746

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    Berwyn Heights
Town Hall, 5700 Berwyn Rd.
Berwyn Heights 20740

County Government
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    Citizens Concerned for a Cleaner County
9400 Peppercorn Pl., Suite 500

Crime Watch

Crime Report
Prince George's Crime
   Prince George's
The following incidents were recently reported by Prince George's County Police. For more information, call 301-772-4710.

Home Sales

Home Sales
Prince George's Home Sales
    The following home sales were recently recorded in Prince George's County and supplied to The Washington Post by Spatial Systems Associates Inc., the Maryland Office of Assessments and Taxation and the Maryland Office of Planning. To find sale and assessment records for homes in Prince George's and other Washington areas, visit

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