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    Earlier this month, the City Council formed a foundation called “College Park Foundation” in order to help raise funds for various city events and projects. Such funds may support existing projects such as College Park Day, or other new events such as “an arts and performance space, providing support and services for homeless people, or [...]

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    A skate park desiged by Gridline The City Counci last night approved the design of College Park’s first skate park. The skate spot will be built within the confines of Sunnyside Park on Rhode Island Avenue just north of Edgewood Road. Exactly a year ago, (on Mar 22, 2010), the City awarded Seattle-based Grindline Skateparks (http://www.grindline.com/) a [...]

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    College Park Day, 2010 After the grand success of the first College Park Day 2010, the organizing committee has already started gearing up for this year’s event – College Park Day, 2011. The date has been set at October, 2011; please mark your calender. The organizing committee members have already met twice this year to [...]

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    As the preparation for the second annual College Park Day gets underway, the event organizers and volunteers were presented with its first “official” event planner. I use the word “official”, because so far, the event has been run purely by volunteers. That is going to change with the introduction of Denise C. Seifried, our new [...]

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    College Park, as part of its celebration of the College Park community on the second annual College Park Day, October 22, 2011, is again hosting a poster contest for local schoolchildren. Entitled “My Home, My Community,” the contest asks College Park’s children to use pencil, crayon, and paint or pictures to show how they see [...]

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    It’s difficult to think that one year has passed since we had our first College Park Day. I can still remember that day vividly – how we gathered at the College Park Community Center and started to setup the booths in the early morning. Joe (Smith) helped me in setting up some 70 posters, beautifully done by [...]

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    Today is the second College Park Day. Along with a bunch of volunteers, I hope to be at the College Park Community Center early in the morning. I will have to hang some 60 beautifully done school posters inside the walls of the center’s gym. I also plan to be at the reception / information [...]

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    In the past two College Park Day events, I had the opportunity to organize a school poster contest involving the city’s 6 school students. The event turned out to be extremely successful with some 70 entries from the students. A big part of that success is attributed to the principals and staff of our schools. They spent [...]

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    Today is the second Thursday of the month and hence the date for December monthly meeting. The meeting will start on 7:30pm at Davis Hall. Everyone is welcome! We’re expecting City economic Development Coordinator Michael Stiefvater to brief us on the development news in North College Park. We’ll also be having a community potluck dinner [...]

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    A few weeks ago, I took a class with a number of my colleagues on our Council and other council members in a few other cities and municipalities across the country. The class was organized by the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA), that mainly focuses its activities to improve relationship between the University and [...]

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    The College Park Day organizing Committee is announcing this year’s College Park Day Poster Contest, titled: “The Unique Diversity of Our Community”. Prizes will be awarded in two classifications Grades 1 – 3 and Grades 4 – 6. Winning student artists will be selected by officials from their school where their entries are submitted. Students [...]

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    One more reminder, Today is College Park Day, 2012. Here are a top  top reasons to attend today’s event A GREAT AFTERNOON! Over 60 Community & Business Organizations!  Come see all the cool things they have to offer! Bill’s Backyard BBQ, Carmen and Salvador’s Fiesta Foods, Curbside Cupcakes and other vendors will be dishing out great [...]

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    The City has published schedule for upcoming leaf collections. Please see the dates below for our area: West of Rhode Island Avenue December 3 Monday December 20 Thursday January 3, Thursday East of Rhode Island Avenue December 4 Tuesday December 5 Wednesday December 21 Friday January 4 Friday Please see the City-wide detailed schedule here

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  • 12/09/12--17:13: Winter Clothing Drive
  • It’s that time of year to clean out your closets and pass along your gently used winter clothes to local families and seniors in need. If you plan to come to this Thursday’s NCPCA meeting at Davis Hall, you can drop off your donation items in the donation bin there (Meeting starts at 7:30pm on [...]

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    Public Works has updated the schedule for our leaf collection activities. Please see below the updated leaf collection schedule. December 20 and 21, January 3 : Rhode Island Avenue West side December 21 and 27, January 4: Rhode Island Avenue East side All leaf collection notification signs have been posted for the areas being serviced [...]

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  • 12/08/13--05:24: Winter Clothing Drive, 2013
  • It’s that time of year to clean out your closets and pass along your gently used winter clothes to local families and seniors in need. You can drop off your donations at the Pizza Roma store at the REI / MoM shopping center (from today to 20 December). Also, if you plan to come to […]

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    The City is collecting reusable winter coats to give out to the less fortunate ones in the community. The drive will run until December 14. You can drop your donations to one of three drop off locations (please see the addresses below). Your donations qualify for tax deductions. Please ask staff at the drop-off site […]

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  • 12/10/14--11:05: Coat Drive to End in 3 Days
  • City of College Park’s annual Winter Coat Drive will end this week. We thank you if you already have shared your gift of warmth with the less fortunate ones in the community. If you still did not get a chance to donate, please drop your gently used coats to one of the three city offices. […]

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    City’s first Winter Coat Drive ended this past weekend and we collected more than 90 coats from three drop off locations. Currently, staff at the Youth and Family Services are sorting the donated coats (please see below) , which they will give out to the needy and less fortunate ones in the community soon, Thank […]

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