County Wins Award
Prince George's County has won the American Planning Association's 1987 awards competition in the category of comprehensive planning for its 1987 Suitland-District Heights and Vicinity Master Plan and Sectional Map Amendment.
The master plan, which is revised every seven or eight years to show the land use allowed in a defined area, covers a 17-square-mile area bounded by Central Avenue, the Capital Beltway, Suitland Parkway and the District of Columbia.
The last plan before this year's revision for this area was adopted in 1970, but because significant change in the area has occurred, many of the plan's recommendations were either unachievable or inappropriate, according to a statement released by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission earlier this month.
Two features of the 1987 plan that contributed to its success were an extensive area of employment around the Beltway and the preservation of residential areas.Summer Food Program
Prince George's County will provide free lunches this summer for children enrolled in summer recreation programs in the county.
About 3,000 "balanced and nutritious" lunches will be served Monday through Friday at 27 locations throughout the county from July 1 through August 7. The county plans to target the program in areas of low- and moderate-income families.
Funding for the program will be provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the county's Department of Social Services. For locations and more information, call Program Administrator Marie King at 498-7504.Extended Library Hours
The four largest branches of the Prince George's Memorial Library System will expand their Friday hours beginning July 3.
The Bowie branch at 14210 Annapolis Rd., the Hyattsville branch at 6530 Adelphi Rd., the New Carrollton branch at 7414 Riverdale Rd. and the Oxon Hill Branch at 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. will open at 9 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.
The opening hours of the four branches were originally pushed back to 1 p.m. in 1977 in anticipation of county budget restrictions.Island-Style Summerfest
The Manor Care Largo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will hold its second annual summerfest from 5 to 7:30 p.m. July 7 on the center's back lawn at 600 Largo Rd.
This year's festival will have a Caribbean theme with island-style dishes, desserts and wine coolers. The Caribbean American International Steel Orchestra will perform from 6 to 7 p.m.
Community residents are encouraged to wear island or cruise attire and to join in limbo dances. Dinner and dancing is free, but reservations must be made by Tuesday. For reservations and more information, call 350-5555.