The City of Bowie will hold its 12th Annual Antique and Craft Street Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, in the Huntington community along Chestnut Avenue, Ninth Street and Post Office Alley.

About 120 booths and 20 stores will sell antiques, brass, needlework, pottery, holiday items and other crafts. The Country Grass Band will play all day.

Admission and parking are free. Food and drink will be sold. For more information, call Abbie Banks at 262-2443.


Glenarden Mayor James C. Fletcher has been appointed chairman of the Maryland Municipal League's 1987-88 Legislative Committee.

Fletcher, who served as vice-chairman last year, will lead the 30-member committee representing cities and towns across the state in developing a priority legislative program to be introduced at the next session of the General Assembly.

The Maryland Municipal League is a nonprofit association representing 143 Maryland city and town governments. It works to strengthen the role and capacity of municipal government through a program of services including legislation, research and technical assistance.


Greenbelt's five city council members were reelected last week to serve two-year terms.

"Each incumbent showed a higher number of votes than they did in '85," said City Clerk Gudrun H. Mills. She said she thought the vote totals showed that voters had more confidence in the incumbents because fewer people voted this year.

Mills said that 1,776 of 3,106 registered voters -- 57 percent -- turned out at the polls this year. In 1985, 1,880 of 3,222 -- 58 percent -- turned out. Greenbelt's population is approximately 18,582.

Mayor Gil Weidenfeld, the highest vote-getter for the second consecutive time, was sworn in Monday at a special meeting Monday. Joseph C. Isaacs, the second highest vote-getter, was sworn in as mayor pro tem.

Both positions, Mills said, traditionally have gone to council members receiving the most votes.


The town council may hold a special election to fill a council seat that has been vacant since the Feb. 1 retirement of Councilman Walter Sienkiewich.

The now three-member council, which has been unsuccessful in filling the seat so far, is accepting petitions from residents until Monday, Sept. 28. The council then has 15 days to make a selection.

Becky Capps, administrative assistant to the council, said that if no qualified candidates are found or the mayor votes and creates a tie, a special election will be held Nov. 30.

"If the council cannot agree, it's the people who decide who's to fill it," Capps said.

Capps said qualified petitioners must be at least 25 years old and must be registered to vote. Petitions, which can be picked up at Town Hall, must be signed by 10 registered voters.