Landover Hills Chronicle
Landover Hills Newsletter October 2001

Letter From the Mayor

The nation was stunned by the horrendous tragedy that occurred on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, a day that will certainly live in infamy. Deepest sympathy is extended to all of the families whose loved ones were lost or are still missing in the assault on the World Trade buildings in New York City and the Pentagon in Virginia.

Special recognition and sympathy is also extended to the families of the firemen and police who were lost while attempting to save others.

In a show of solidarity as a result of this great tragedy, Town Residents are urged to display the American Flag at their residences and or on their automobiles.

A hearty welcome is extended to Paster Cammie Reed of the Christ Methodist Church, who attended our last Town Meeting on September 17, 2001. Pastor Reed, who is newly assigned to the church, that is in the Town of Landover Hills boundaries, has expressed a desire to become involved in the community.

Congratulations to Thomas Keefe and Dan Schomisch, two Town of Landover Hills youth who are members of a Roller Hockey team in Prince George's County, that won the 18 and over Recreational Division play offs, at the National Hockey League Breakout Tournament in Washington D.C. this past July; and qualified to compete at the National Championship in San Diego, California to be held from January 18-21, 2000.

The coach for this outstanding Hockey team is Mr. Jeff Schomisch, who is also a resident of the Town of Landover Hills and father of team member Dan Schomisch. Mike Norris, the son of Landover Hills Police Chief Henry Norris, is also a member of the team.

The team is in the process of developing fundraisers and are seeking financial donations to help defray the cost of transportation, tournament registration and lodging for the trip to San Diego, California.

Any Town resident or non Town resident wishing to contribute towards this very worthy cause, may do so by calling the Town of Landover Hills Town Hall at 301-773-6401. Your help in this effort is needed and would be appreciated.

We are looking forward to your participation at the upcoming Town Meeting on Monday, October 15, 2001 at 7:30 p.m.

Mayor Lee P. Walker

Upcoming Meetings

Council Workshops

Monday, Nov. 5, 2001 @ 7 pm

Monday, Dec. 3, 2001 @ 7pm

Town Meetings

Monday, Oct. 15, 2001 @ 7:30

Monday, Nov. 19, 2001 @ 7:30

If you have a disability and require any aid, services or removal of barriers in order to fully participate in a Town of Landover Hills meeting or event please call Town Hall @ 301-773-6401.

Channel 10B to move to 71

Beginning on or about October 13th, 2001, Comcast Cable will be realigning the cable channels. The Town's channel 10B will move to Channel 71.

Upcoming Events


Queen Anne Day Arts and Crafts Festival- Oct 20, 2001, to be held at the Patuxent River 4-H Center, 18405 Queen Anne Road, Upper Marlboro, from 10am to 4 pm. Enjoy crafts and artists, pony rides, food, hayrides and Halloween activities.

Bell, Book and Candle by John Van Druten will be performed at 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays from October 12 thru 20th at the Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. The Prince George's Little Theatre presents a romantic comedy about Gillian, a modern day witch living in a Manhattan brownstone. General admission costs $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. For more information calll 301-277-1710.

Fridays are big at Herbert Wells Ice Rink. Come have some fun October 20th and 27th from 7pm to 10 pm as their DJ plays what you want to hear as you ice skate to your favorite beat. Cost $8.00 per person/ includes skate rental.

Herbert Wells Ice Rink, Sunday Oct. 22 and 29th, come take advantage of Family Night from 7pm- 9pm. Admission up to 4 children are free with a paying Mom or Dad. Fees are $5.00.This fee does not include skate rental.

Herbert Wells Ice Rink; 13th Annual Costumes on Ice, October 31st from 6:30 to 8:30pm. This safe yet exciting alternative to trick or treating can be fun for everyone. Admission is free if in costume and $4.00 per person without a costume.

Neighborhood News


Congratulations to Councilmember Bill and his wife Trudie Kley ,on the marriage of their daughter, Amy Kley, to Kyle Scully on August 31, 2001 in Friendship Maryland. Best wishes are offered to the happy couple.

The Cottage City/ Colmar Manor Fire Department is looking for good men and women to be volunteers. Firefighter, EMT's and administrative people are needed. If you are interested in joining, please call 301-927-0189. They can also help out school age children that need community service hours for school. 3840 Bladensburg Rd., Cottage City, MD 20772

October Birthday Wishes

Amanda Tavel 10/1

Kathleen Mitchell 10/1

Linda Davis 10/2

Heidi Schad 10/3

Brenda Wilder 10/8

Clara Teets 10/9

Michael Tavel 10/10

Jean Fleurival 10/11

Sandra Churaman 10/12

Mike Walker 10/13

James Pilkerton 10/16

Naomi Robison 10/17

Loretta Williams 10/18

Don Adams 10/21

Robert Bullock 10/25

James Schad 10/31

Christ Methodist Church Pre-school Programs

Christ Methodist Church located at 69th Ave. and Annapolis Rd. offers 2 pre-school programs for ages 2-5.

Mother's Morning Out- every Tuesday from 10am to 2 pm. Children bring own lunch. Focuses on school readiness.

Extra Special Play Day- Thursdays from 10am - 2pm. Children bring own lunch. Focuses on science & nature, seasons and holidays.

Each program is $50 per month.

On Thursday, October 25 from 10 to noon there will be an Open House. Pre-school programs are held in the church's "Nurturing Center" located in the blue building behind the Church. For more information, call Mrs. Tamai at 301-773-1995.

Public Works Service Schedule


Grass and yard waste collection


PG County recycling collections

Town Household waste collection


Town Household waste collection

Bulk Trash: First and Third Wednesday's of the month


There is a $20.00 charge for the removal of appliances such as refrigerators, washers and dryers, dishwashers, stoves, hot water heaters and air conditioning units. Payment must be made in advance of removal.

Fall Reminders


Fall is here and soon the leaves will be changing colors and then falling to the ground leaving all of us with a whole lot of raking to do.

Leaves are to be bagged and put curbside for Monday pick-up.

Do not rake leaves in the street or gutters.

While you are raking your yard, take a few minutes and rake the leaves along the curb in front of your house. This will prevent storm drains from getting clogged with leaves and overflowing during heavy rains.

The Talking Badge

By Chief Henry G. Norris Jr.

"Trick or Treat" Night And Hours

The Landover Hills Police Department will recognize Wednesday, October 31, 2001, between 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. as the designated "Trick or Treat" night in our Town. There are some tips that we would like to suggest which should make for a safer Halloween:

1. If possible, go Trick or Treating with a grownup.

2. Visit only houses of residents that you know.

3. Make sure your costume lets you see and hear perfectly. You need to be able to watch and listen for cars.

4. Make sure your costume fits. Its easy to trip on costumes that are too long or shoes that are too big

5. Wear brightly-colored clothing. Put "glow-in-the-dark" patches or stripes on your costume so drivers can see you.

. 6. Carry a flashlight.

7. Don't eat treats until you show them to your parents or a trusted adult

Your Police department will be out in the community to assist you in any way they can.

So, have a happy and safe trick or treating night.

Several items of interest for the residents, there has been one car stolen on 71st Ave., and the possibility exists that the person responsible may have been a person of school age. So, if you are at home during the day and see someone walking around during school hours and they appear to be school age, contact your police department to have them checked out.

One other item of concern was that a car with two persons in it was on Allison Street and they appeared to be checking out several houses in the neighborhood. (Please call the Police Department if you see anyone like this as they may be up to no good......

Support the Victims of the September 11th Terror Attack


The President in his address to the joint Houses of Congress on September 20, 2001, urged all Americans to continue to support and help the victims of the September 11th attack by going to a central source of information to find names of groups providing direct help in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.