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Firefighters and Paramedics Initiative - Helping Hearts for Troops

This story comes to us from Mark Brady of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department:

Laurel Historical Society Book Club

Exploring history and culture related topics, meeting Wed., Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Mango's Grill, 600 Washington Blvd., for good food and conversation. Book, "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 301-725-7975, director@laurelhistoricalsociety.org.

Volunteer at the 8th Annual Celebration of Gorgeous Prince George's County

This story comes to us from Linda Lowe, Public Information Specialist for Prince George’s County:

Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson will host the 8th annual Celebration of Gorgeous Prince George’s County from 8 a.m. to noon on October 16, 2010 with street litter pickup activity, and cleanup and pruning of existing Gorgeous Prince George’s Day sites throughout the county.  A volunteer celebration picnic will take place at the Historic Bladensburg Waterfront Park from noon to 3 p.m.


“For the past eight years, my administration has made building and maintaining livable communities one of its most important goals,” says Johnson.  “I am proud to say that celebrating the beauty of Gorgeous Prince George’s County has become a tradition and it continues to make our county a great place to live, work and play.”


Verizon Wireless HopeLine Program Donates $5,000 To Prince George’s County Hospital Center in Laurel

TTKN.com reports, continuing its commitment to domestic violence prevention, Verizon Wireless has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Prince George’s Hospital Center Sexual Assault program. The grant check was presented to Prince George’s County, Maryland State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey in honor of his longstanding leadership against domestic violence as he prepares to leave public office.

The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office has a longstanding partnership with the Prince George’s County Hospital Center and has worked to provide training and support services for victims, hospital staff, and law enforcement. The grant from Verizon Wireless, made possible by the company’s HopeLine® Phone recycling program, will support the training of law enforcement and medical staff and the production of educational and victim resource materials, including the “SAFE” cards, which law enforcement officers give to victims.

Friends of Patuxent Run for the Refuge 5K


Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 9:00 AM


Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract

Registration Closing Date

Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 11:59 PM

Additional Information

Race through the Patuxent Research Refuge.

The Refuge was established in 1936 and is the only national wildlife refuge to support wildlife research. The Refuge is world renowned for research on endangered species such as the Whooping Crane. By participating in this benefit race, you will be directly contributing to the continuance of this vital research and the environmental education, outreach and recreation missions of the Patuxent Research Refuge.

County Executive Challenges Mayor of Arlington, TX Prior to Redskins-Cowboys Game

Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson is offering a friendly challenge to Mayor Robert Cluck of Arlington, Texas to kick off the 2010 Redskins Week activities.  The two will talk via conference call on the field at FedEx Field this morning.

Redskins Week is launched via OFFICIAL PROCLAMATIONS in Prince George’s County, Md., Washington, D.C., and Loudoun County, Va., as well as Fairfax County, VA and Montgomery County, MD. 

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and Loudoun County Chairman Scott K. York will hold separate press conferences at 10 a.m. at FedExField, 1:30 pm at Powell Elementary School in DC, and at the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Meeting in Leesburg at 6:30 p.m. to announce the official proclamations, and each will issue a friendly wager on the outcome of the game with their counterparts in Texas.

Local Bluegrass Musician at Laurel Museum

Laurel, Md. native George McCeney, a singer, songwriter and trustee of the International Bluegrass Music Museum will sing songs related to Laurel's history at 6 p.m., Sept. 9, 2010 at the Laurel Museum located on 817 Main Street.

Students from the Laurel School of Music will also be performing.

This event is free.  Families are encouraged to bring a blanket, picnic dinner while enjoying the music.

For more information, please contact: Lindsey Baker, Executive Director at 301-725-7975