CITY OF BOWIE
The City of Bowie will hold a public hearing on plans to restore the city's 116-year-old Huntington community at 8 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 2614 Kenhill Dr.
The city plans to use a $105,000 federal Community Development Block Grant to rehabilitate old streets, sidewalks, benches and street lights, according to City Manager Charles Moore. "We're creating kind of an old-time Main Street look," he explained.
Moore said he hopes the city can begin construction promptly after the hearing. TOWN OF LANDOVER HILLS
The Prince George's County Historical Society has given Landover Hills a meritorious award for its effort to preserve the town's heritage in the Landover Hills Town History Book, recently written by five residents and distributed by the town.
Doris Mullings, Peter Mullings, Dennis Scanlon, Louis Holloway and editor Evelyn Hirrel started the detailed book a few years ago and finished it in 1986, said Town Administrator Daniel R. O'Donnell. The history starts with the town's original design in 1940 and describes its early citizens association, which sought taxing power to provide a police department and other services. The town was eventually incorporated in 1945.
The town population grew to 1,661 by 1952. The town's current population is about 1,600, a decline that O'Donnell attributes to the shrinking size of families in recent years. But, he said, the population is once again on the rise because of an increasing number of young families with children settling there.
The book is available at the town hall for $5. For more information, call 773-6401. CITY OF MOUNT RAINIER
The Mount Rainier City Council voted 4-1 last week to increase the salaries of city employes by 30 cents an hour.
The increase, to be paid retroactive to July 1, will affect about 35 full- and part-time city workers, whose salaries range from about $4.60 to $12 an hour. "I thought it was a good-sized raise," said Mayor Stanley Prush. "It represents about a 4 to 4 1/2 percent raise for the lowest grade and about 2 to 2 1/2 percent for the highest."
The mayor, who is paid $200 a month, and council members, paid $100 a month, have not voted themselves a raise since 1978. CITY OF TAKOMA PARK
The Takoma Park Recreation Department will sponsor a free concert by the Seduction Band at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on the grounds of the city municipal building at 7500 Maple Ave.
The band, formerly the Look Band, will play contemporary music. Listeners are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
For more information, call 270-4048.