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What Would You Improve in Bowie in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Bowie, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Bowie to make it an even better place to live?

Would you like to see the Bed Bath & Beyond vacancy filled? A city-run overnight animal shelter? Development at Melford? 

What is on your Bowie wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!

Jim S. January 01, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Renovation of the Bowie Golf Course clubhouse building.
GLADYS ALSTON January 01, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Rent control for Bowie Seniors.
Patrice Crusoe January 01, 2013 at 06:10 PM
More family friendly activities, better places to eat (buffet), crime.
Sam Fatzinger January 01, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Better schools and safer community...than maybe good families would stop moving away!
Dana Frederick January 02, 2013 at 04:20 PM
Dana Frederick More activities for kids and a great community sports complex with a public indoor pool.
Marie January 02, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Finer restaurants - not fast food chains - would be greatly appreciated. Also, control of crime - keeps me from patronizing certain places in the evening.
Oddwee2 January 02, 2013 at 06:54 PM
I absolutely agree with Sam. If we weren't upside on our house we would move just because of the schools and safety issues.
Sharp Shooter January 02, 2013 at 08:37 PM
There's a very strong message within Sam's response. She has historically been a very big proponent and supporter of Bowie. It appears there's now a not-so-subtle change in her tone for which I do not blame nor fault her. We have 8th graders robbing other 8th graders, sex/oral sex in the middle schools (Yes, IN the schools), open drug use, parents telling administrators that their child will respect the teachers IF the teachers respect the children first (yes, heard it with my own ears at last years 9th grade BHS orientation!). Despite BHS being 'the most desired school in the county' a quick comparison of the 2011 BHS HSA results against AA County's South River (SR) paints an interesting story: 12th grade HSA passing performance scores: Algebra: BHS 80.5%, (SR: +95.5%), Biology: BHS 83.0%, (SR 90.6%), English: BHS 86.0%, (SR: 94%), Government: 87.6%, (SR: + 95.5%). BHS graduation rates: 2010 87.03% (SR 94.9%), 2011 90.22% (SR 94.15%). SAT (mean composite scores) in 2008 at BHS 1351 (SR: 1571), 2011 BHS 1333 (SR: 1590). SAT scores have gone DOWN at Bowie.
Rose Kornegay January 03, 2013 at 01:26 PM
Correct the shabby road work that was completed this past summer on Annapolis Road/Rt 450. Apparently, the State of Maryland hired a company that did not have a clue about road work!
irma howell January 03, 2013 at 07:18 PM
I would like to see the citizens of Bowie stop complaining and whining; be thankful for all the amenities we share that other neighboring municipalities don't have.

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