Landover Hills Chronicle

Letter From the Mayor

Season's Greetings, as we enter this joyous season.

As a follow-up to the MD Route 450 (Annapolis Road) Study Group Development meeting convened by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission

(M-NCPPC) Strategic Planning Section, last year; and continuing concern regarding further development of the MD Route 450 (Annapolis Road) corridor, several meetings were held. One convened by Prince George's County Councilmember Thomas Hendershot on April 27, 2004, another convened by Senator Gwendolyn Britt on November 17, 2004; the Mayor and Councilmember Terry Wilson participated at this meeting; and a more recent meeting convened by the Mayor of the Town of Landover Hills, who served as facilitator, on Tuesday, December 7, 2004; Councilmember Michael Thompson was also a participant at this meeting.

During the December 7, 2004, meeting, a Community Development Corporation (CDC), was formed. The name of the CDC selected by the participants at the December 7th meeting is "Annapolis Road Inner Beltway Alliance, (ARIBA) CDC."

The next meeting of the ARIBA CDC will be on Tuesday, January 4, 2005, at the City of New Carrollton Municipal Building. The time of the meeting is 7:00 p.m. All concerned persons are invited to participate at the upcoming meeting.

The next Landover Hills Town meeting will be on Monday, December 20, 2004; the time of the meeting is 7:30 p.m.

The Mayor, Town Council and Staff of the Town of Landover Hills extend best wishes to everyone for a happy and safe holiday season.

Mayor Lee P. Walker

Town Council Calendar

Council Workshops

Monday, Jan 3, 2005 7 pm

Monday, Feb 7. 2005, 7 pm

Town Meetings

Monday, Dec. 20 ,2004, 7:30 p

Neighborhood News

Congratulations to Destiny Karis on the birth of her daughter Autumn Rose Karis. Autumn Rose was born on November 6, 2004. Autumn was born prematurely and could use everyone's thoughts and prayers for continued health. She is welcomed by her Great-Grandmother, Grandmother and Uncle of 71st Avenue and Great Uncle and Great Aunt of 72nd Avenue.

The Town is looking for "Neighborhood News" to put in the Town's newsletter, Cable Station and Web Page. If you would like to submit an item please call 301-773-6401 or e-mail the town at Suggested items are birth announcements, graduations, birthdays, death notices, family members in the military, anniversaries etc.

Upcoming Events

Annual Holiday House Decorating Contest

This year the Holiday House Decorating Contest will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2004 beginning at 6 pm. The 3 categories will be Best Overall, Most Creative and Most Traditional. Turn your lights on for the judges to see! Anyone interested in being a judge, please contact Town Hall at 301-773-6401.

Nature Crafts for Kids, Saturday, January 8, 2005, 1- 1:45 p.m. Make a craft project to keep, using themes and materials from nature. Reservations required. Ages 3-7, accompanied by an adult. Fee: $1.00

Nature Club for Kids, Saturday, January 8, 2:30- 3:30 p.m. Children learn about nature and ecology in this monthly program featuring games, crafts, stories, and other nature-themed activities. First Saturday of each month. Ages 6-12. Fee $1.00

Eric Henning's Old Fashioned Magic & the Muppet Christmas Carol- Saturday, December 18, 9:30- 11 a.m. See the amazing tricks of magician Eric Henning. Then watch Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and other Muppet characters give Dickens' classic tale a wacky new twist that is full of surprises, laughter, and Christmas spirit. All ages welcome. Tickets; $5/person. The Publick Playhouse,5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. Information: 301-277-1711.

Saturday Morning at the Movies

The Publick Playhouse began as a movie theatre in the 1950's. This season, the big screen's back along with weekend entertainment for children ages 7 to 12. Saturday Morning at the Movies, modeled after New York's Radio City, includes a half hour of great, live entertainment. Musicians, magicians and comical clowns will start the show, followed by a hit full- length family movie. Mark your calendar and save Saturday mornings for laughter and cheers! Tickets $5

Finding Nemo

January 8, 10 am

Entertainment: Jumping Buddies

Daddy Day Care

February 12, 10 am

Entertainment: Mark Lohr's Suitcase Circus

Lilo and Stitch

March 12, 10 am

Entertainment: Eric Redman's Magik

The Publick Playhouse,5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. Information: 301-277-1711.

Trash Pick-up Schedule


PG County recycling collections.

Town Household waste collection


Bulk Trash pick-up

Yard Waste Pick-up


Town Household waste collection


Any questions or concerns regarding recycling pick-ups in Town should be directed to 301-952-7630


Winter is here and soon we'll be having our first snow. There are a few things that residents need to remember.

1. The first and most important is to get as many cars as possible off the street, so that the plows can clear as wide a path as possible.

2. On one-way streets all cars should be parked on the right side of the roadway.

3. On all other streets cars should park on the odd side.

4. Keeping cars parked on one side of the road will allow the plows to plow to the curb. Once this plowing is complete, vehicle owners should move their cars to the opposite side of the street so plowing can be completed.

5. When shoveling walkways and driveways, DO NOT throw the snow back into the street. The plows will just come along and pile it back up.

Rest assured we will do our best to keep the streets cleared and ice free. When the plows are out during a snow, please remember that they do not have the maneuverability or stopping ability or a regular car, so please stay out of their way.

Drive carefully and have a safe winter!

Firefighters Wanted

YOU can be part of a team that saves lives everyday

Volunteer for the Landover Hills Fire Department to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Firefighter.

The Landover Hills Volunteer Fire Dept., is a division of Prince George's County Fire Dept., is looking for dedicated volunteers in the community, young and old, to help us with our vital mission.

Benefits Include:

Free Training * Live-in Program* Tax Benefits Retirement Plan* Experience of a lifetime

To find out more

Daytime call Nancy at 301-583-1914

After 6 pm call Tom at 240-832-8689

or Email at

The Talking Badge

Chief Henry Norris

The holiday season is once again upon us. It is a wonderful time of the year, yet at the same time, it can place us in unfortunate circumstances. A few simple safeguards will minimize criminal opportunity and give you added safety during this holiday season.

1. When leaving your home, be sure to lock all doors and windows. (Don't leave holiday gifts or packages where they can be seen from a window) If you plan to be out of town for the holidays, arrange for someone to pick up your mail and newspapers. Take steps to make your home "lived in" while you are away, and make sure you contact your police department to keep a check on your house while out of town.

2. While shopping, try to park your car in the most lighted area of the shopping center, lock your car, and try to only make one trip so you will not have to leave packages in your vehicle. If you must make more then one trip, make sure you lock any packages in your trunk. Pay very close to your surroundings when going to your car and if anything or anyone looks suspicious, try to have someone from either security or the store walk you to your car.

3. While shopping in stores, minimize the appearance of carrying a lot of cash. Suspects will be looking for persons displaying a lot of cash. If you must carry a purse, keep it secured around your body. If you are wearing a jacket, put it under your jacket over your shoulder. If at all possible, shop with others as there is safety in numbers.

4. Finally, be aware of persons and things around you. Be confident and alert about your surroundings. Above all, don't let fear replace the joy of the Holiday season....AS IT IS A WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.



Prevention Tips

1. When you order checks have only your initials and last name put on the check.

2. When writing checks, DO NOT put your complete account number on the check, use the last four numbers. Your credit card company knows the rest of the number.

3. Put your work phone # on your check instead of your home phone. Never have your SS# printed on your check.

4. Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine. Do both sides of your license and credit cards. Keep the copy in a safe place.

NEXT ISSUE: What to do if you are a victim of identity theft.

On behalf of the Landover Hills Police Department, we want to wish all of you "a very happy, wonderful, and safe holiday season, and a most joyous New Year!!!!Classified Ads

The Town of Landover Hills is now accepting paid advertisements from local businesses. The cost of a 2"x 3" (1/3 column) ad is twenty dollars ($20.00) per publication. If you are interested in placing an ad, please call Town hall @ 301-773-6401, Monday through Friday, nine to five.