The Bowie City Council at its Oct. 15 meeting reached an agreement with MultiVision Cable TV Corp. that it will provide all city subscribers with a free cable TV guide. The cable company had been charging Bowie subscribers $1.45 for a more extensive version of a guide they offer for free to subscribers in other jurisdictions. Bowie officials protested that their franchise agreement with the cable company called for every subscriber to receive a basic no-frills guide at no cost and nothing more unless the subscriber requested it. MultiVision will also reimburse subscribers who said they received the upscale cable guide without knowing they would be charged for it.
The Eagle Harbor Town Council will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Community Center at 23320 Patuxent Blvd.
The Town of Morningside will host its third annual Haunted Hayride Saturday. A tractor-pulled wagon will pick up passengers at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 6901 Ames St. The cost is $1 for children ages 6 to 13 and $2 for people 14 and older. Pumpkins will be on sale at the time of the hayride. Proceeds will benefit the Morningside Recreation Council.
Constructions crews have begun razing three homes at the rear of Mount Rainier Elementary School, at 4011 32nd St., in order to expand the school's playground. The Prince George's County School Board purchased the three lots, located at 4000, 4002 and 4004 33rd St. The playground expansion, expected to cost $56,000, was undertaken at the suggestion of a Mount Rainier citizens group established last spring to assess the needs of the school.