Tuesday, May 14, 2013
City’s Green Team aims to better both the community and environment through sustainability.
The City of Bowie has become a bit greener, thanks to the hard work of residents and city employees. In March of this year, Bowie became the eighth city in the state become Sustainable Maryland Certified by, due in large part to the hard work and dedication of the Green Team, a group of residents dedicated to making Bowie cleaner and greener. According to the Sustainable Maryland website: Sustainable Maryland Certified (SMC) is a new initiative of the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland (EFC) designed to support Maryland's 157 municipalities as they look for cost-effective and strategic ways to protect their natural assets and revitalize their communities. Using best practices in resource areas like water, energy, …
Monday, May 9, 2011
The city held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday for the newly built City Hall.
With its soaring windows and sunlit two-story atrium lobby, Bowie’s new City Hall earned high marks from visitors who toured the building after Saturday morning’s ribbon cutting ceremony. “Beautiful,” said Long Ridge resident Trish Reimer. “It’s so light and airy. Nice views, a lot of sunlight. I think this building will stand the test of time.” A three-tiered mobile sculpture entitled “Triple Crown” hangs in the rear corner of the lobby, one of two major art pieces commissioned by the city. Weighing more than 500 pounds, the mobile represents the Black-Eyed Susan—the state flower—and Bowie’s thoroughbred horseracing past. The Belair Stable was home to Triple Crown winners Gallant Fox and Omaha. The other art piece, a large sundial, made …
Friday, May 6, 2011
Teachers received food, thank-you notes and massages this week at Bowie schools, elementary through high school.
Students and parents throughout Bowie thanked teachers in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, echoing the sentiments of singer Brad Paisley in "Letter to Me" about a former teacher, in which he says, “And you should really thank Mrs. Brinkman. She spends so much extra time. It’s like she sees the diamond underneath, and she’s polishing you ‘til you shine.” The Tulip Grove Elementary PTA kicked off the week by hosting a continental breakfast for the teachers, said Lori Morrow, president of the PTA. Throughout the week, the teachers’ mailboxes were stuffed with little goddies, such as trail mix and fruit snacks, and students brought in flowers and thank-you notes for their teachers to show their appreciation. The week is scheduled to …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee of Bowie hosted its annual event over the weekend with performances from youth and words from leaders in the community.
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The fundraiser is estimated to have raised $3,000 for the school and featured auctions, activities and of course, chili.
Yorktown elementary school’s chili cook-off was a "super success" PTA President Joyce Correll said in an e-mail. Raising an estimated $3000, the benefit gave students and their families a chance to try chili recipes from professionals and amateurs from the area. Amateur Competition Winners: Laura Lynch – People’s Choice Susanne Reinthaler – Judge’s Choice Sherry Orebaugh – Spiciest Chili Toye McLean – Most Unusual Chili Professional Competition Winners: Famous Dave’s – People’s Choice Glory Days – Judge’s Choice
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Three proposed amendments to the Civil Marriage Protection Act were all rejected on Wednesday.
Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS—Same-sex marriage proponents Wednesday successfully batted down amendments to the Civil Marriage Protection Act, leading the way to a final up-or-down vote later this week. The House of Delegates debated and rejected four amendments, including one to guarantee that a referendum on the bill would be on the ballot in 2012. The Civil Marriage Protection Act, the same bill passed earlier this session in the Senate, would redefine marriage from "between a man and a woman" to "between two individuals" and protect churches from performing same-sex unions if the practice violates their beliefs. Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he supports the bill and would sign it. Delegate Aisha Braveboy, (D-Prince George's), proposed…
Saturday, March 5, 2011
This week, Frugal Family scoured our local sources to come up with great deals.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars. This column will be dedicated to giving you five great local deals each week that will help your family’s bottom line, and since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money. Discounts at T.J. Elliott's Restaurant Deal: T.J. Elliott's in Bowie is offering $4 off on breakfast on weekends (minimum two entrees), $5 off (minimum $20) lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday. More deals available by texting TJE208 to 825725. Good through: March 19, 2011 Why? Gives you a chance to dine at one of Bowie's few locally owned …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
A peek into the real estate market in Bowie as we say goodbye to February.
The weekly House Hunt that will feature homes for sale in Bowie. For more information on these homes, check out zillow.com or click the links below. 12314 Manship Ln 3105 Aventine Pl Having an open house and want to get the word out? Send an e-mail to the editor firstname.lastname@example.org to get your description and photos into next Thursday's House Hunt.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
A peek into the area's real estate market as February wraps up.
The weekly House Hunt that will feature homes for sale in Bowie. For more information on these homes, check out zillow.com or click the links below. 2617 Kennison Ln 16202 Pond Meadow Ln 7807 Old Barn Rd $499,000 4 Bed, 2.5 Bath $325,000 Having an open house and want to get the word out? Send an e-mail to the editor email@example.com to get your description and photos into next Thursday's House Hunt.
Monday, February 21, 2011
The National Weather Service is issuing a winter weather advisory, BGE warns of increased probability of outages after the weekend's wind storm.
Update 9:30 p.m. - The National Weather Service has lowered estimates for accumulation to 1 to 4 inches. The rain and sleet mix is still expected to turn to snow around midnight with peak snowfall between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Original Post 2/21 4:56 p.m. - The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Prince George's County starting at 9 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. The wintry mix of rain and sleet is predicted to start this evening and is expected to turn to snow after midnight; with an estimated 2 to 5 inches of snow and sleet accumulation. The heaviest snowfall is expected between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Tuesday morning. Temperatures in the mid-30s Monday night will fall into the upper 20s Tuesday morning. …