NEWSLETTER visit www.lakearborcivic.org Fall 2007 LACA COMMUNITY MEETING LACA Wednesday, November 7, 2007 7:30 p.m - 9:30 p.m. Arbor Room 1399 Golf Course Drive Mitchellville, Maryland 20721 Join us. Learn about Safety, 2007 - 2009 Education, and Zoning Issues in Results Election Results our community. The Election Committee recommendation to declare Richard W. Day, Jr. victorious as President and T.J. Epps victorious as Vice President of the Lake Arbor Civic Dr. W hite-Hood Retir es Dr. etires Retir Association was approved. (Continued on Page 5) Dr. Marian White-Hood retired as Principal of Ernest Everett Just Middle School in July 2007 after more than 30 Woodmor e Towne Centr e oodmore Centre years of dedicated service to the Prince George’s County Public Schools as an educator, principal and administrator. Woodmore Towne Centre at Glenarden will be an unparal- This auspicious occasion was marked by a Black-Tie leled town center in Prince George’s County. It will be the dinner program on October 11, 2007, at Martin’s Cross- future home of a 245 acre mixed-use development to winds in Greenbelt, Maryland. This program was a true include retail, office, residential, conference center, hotels celebration of the career of a phenomenal woman. and restaurants. (Continued on on Page 3) Attending were current and former Course Update Golf Cour se Update school administrators, assistant superin- tendents, teachers, coworkers, parents, The owner/operator of the Lake Arbor Golf Course has national and local PTA leaders, commu- decided not to file an application for building residential units nity leaders, Board of Education mem- on the golf course. He states that he is planning changes to bers, and State and County politicians. improve the playability of the golf course. We will continue to Reflections on her career shared by monitor and keep you informed about this concern. (Continued on on Page 2) INSIDE THIS ISSUE Article Page Article Page Volunteerism 2 Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc. 9 Zoning Committee Report 3 H. L. Murrell Scholarship Award 9 Education Committee Report 4 Environmental Issues 10 Membership Committee Report 5 2007-2009 Election 10 Web Tutorials For You 7 Lake Arbor Shines Again 11 LAFI Scholarship Awardees 8 Save The Date! 11 Page 2 NEWSLETTER Fall 2007 Dr. White-Hood Retires (continued from Page 1) Lake Arbor Civic Association speakers at this event highlighted her belief that schools should be places where close, trusting relationships with adults and peers create Elected Officers & Committee Chairs a climate for students’ personal growth and intellectual development. President It was clear that her advocacy for intense and rigorous levels of Richard W. Day, Jr. curriculum and instruction which include programs that address the Vice President needs of all students had a very positive impact on administrators, T.J. Epps teachers, parents and students. She was lauded for developing innovative and challenging programs such as the Principal’s Rose Recording Secretary, Tomika Thornton Corresponding Secretary, Thelma Murray-Fisher Court, Gentlemen’s Association, Dream Keepers, and Service Treasurer, Willie Graves Learning and Peer Helpers programs. Her accomplishments did not go unnoticed over the years. She was awarded recognition as Appointed Positions Maryland State Principal of the Year, The Washington Post Historian, Elaine Murrell Newsletter Editor/Webmistress, Elaine Wright Distinguished Principal, Prince George’s County Public Schools LAFI Liaison, L. Diane Savoy Outstanding Educator, and as a Milken Family Educator recipient of a Parliamentarian, Maurice Jefferson $25,000 award. Her career accomplishments serve as an example of Asst. Recording Secretary, Judy Jefferson and reinforcement of her motto of “Aim for the top because the Assistant Corresponding Secretary (Vacant) bottom is overcrowded.” Standing Committee Chairs Adopt-A-Road, William Frazier Tributes and proclamations recognizing and honoring her career and Beautification, Thomas McKay achievements were given by the Prince George’s County Executive Benevolence, (Vacant) Bylaws - Janelle Jordan Jack Johnson, Prince George’s Council District 25 Representative Communications, (Vacant) Samuel Dean, Maryland State Delegate Derrick Davis on behalf of Education, Jacob Andoh Aiesha Braveboy, Dr. Beatrice Tignor, former Chair of the Prince Education Vice-Chair, Andrea Toney George’s County Board of Education, as well as several teachers, Membership, Sigrid Samuel Safety, Greg Loftin staff and parent sponsors of Ernest Everett Just organizations. The Special Events, Monica Day many tributes made during the celebration reflected the vast impact Assistant to Special Events, Jacqueline Carr that Dr. White-Hood has had and continues to have on many Zoning, Richard Day/Sigrid Samuel individuals. HOA Liaisons 1. Arbor Park - Charlotte Duckett 2. Arbor View -Sigrid Samuel Many expressed their disbelief upon hearing of her retirement, but 3. Villages at Collington - Paul Nance before the event ended it became very clear that Dr. White-Hood’s 4. Villages @ Campus Way (Vacant) 5. Foxlake - Don Wirak retirement has only been a brief ‘pause’ in her career. It was 6. Newbridge - Sharrarne Morton announced by her new employer that she is continuing her career with 7. Northlake - P. Bal Akridge 8. Ridgewood - (Vacant) the See Forever Foundation and Maya Angelou Public Charter 9. Ridgewood Park - Angela Mackey School, an appropriate and prophetic career step for a phenomenal 10.Southlake - (Vacant) woman. 11.The Masters - (Vacant) 12. The Vistas - Janelle Jordan 13. Westlake - (Vacant) The Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc. and the Lake Arbor Civic 14. Woodview - (Vacant) Association, along with many other organizations, were proud to assist 15. Woodview Village - (Vacant) in sponsoring this elegant and wonderful event. A great time was had by all who attended. Searching for Volunteers Please note that there are many vacant positions on the roster of LACA Board members, committee chairs, and HOA liaisons. Your help is needed to fill these positions. Each Homeowners Association has a voting position on the LACA Board. If your HOA is not represented on the Board, this means your HOA is missing an important opportunity to give input and help make decisions on zoning, safety, education, traffic, and other critical issues that impact directly on you and all of Lake Arbor. If you want to make a difference in Lake Arbor and can help fill any of these vacant slots, please contact Elaine Murrell at 301-336-6964 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NEWSLETTER Fall 2007 Page 3 Brian Mitchell’s Crab Shack ZONING COMMITTEE Richard Day & Sigrid Samuel The Crab Shack Restaurant has been cancelled. The 301-336-3645 | email@example.com restaurant was to be located in front of the Rite Aid. By 301-499-5771 | firstname.lastname@example.org limiting the hours of operation, LACA was influential in sending the applicant back to the drawing board. The Woodmore Towne Centre (continued from Page 1) applicant is now pursuing another restaurant format. We will continue to monitor this site to ensure that we get a With everything you need within walking distance, proper restaurant. Woodmore Towne Centre at Glenarden will truly become a destination that redefines the retail, office, and hospitality Sidelines experience in suburban Washington, DC. Anchoring the The Red Tavern restaurant at the Boulevard has been retail portion will be Wegmans and Costco, as well as other purchased by former Redskins player LeVar Arrington. upscale retailers, providing a new shopping experience for Mr. Arrington is currently remodeling the facility into a the community. Woodmore Towne Centre at Glenarden is a sports bar. The new name will be “Sidelines” and it is joint venture of Petrie Ross Ventures, Greenberg Gibbons scheduled to open at the end of October 2007. LACA has Commercial, and Hovnanian Land Investment Group. taken exception with this venue as it now leaves us with one less family restaurant at the Boulevard. We are in the The Centre is conveniently located in Glenarden, Maryland process of attempting to limit the operating hours to at the interchange of I-495 and Rte. 202/Landover Road in 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight. Currently, the sports bar can Prince George’s County with over 1,000 feet of frontage on operate until 3:00 a.m. We will keep you informed. the Capital Beltway/I-495. The new Largo Town Center Metro Station (Blue Line) allows easy access to and from Department of Public Works and Transportation the Nation’s Capital whether for business or pleasure. The mission of the Department of Public Works and Wegmans and Costco will anchor this 245 acre mixed-use Transportation is to provide safe, accessible transportation development to include about 700,000 SF of retail. The systems, effective transportation infrastructure design, residential portion of Woodmore Towne Centre consists of maintenance and improvements and beautification by 1,100 residential homesites, including single family detached dedicated, diverse professionals who use innovative homes, townhomes, stacked townhomes, and multi-family technologies to stimulate ‘livable communities’ through homes. There will be a private community center with a vibrant development. swimming pool, fitness center, and multi-purpose rooms for residents’ use. There will also be two high end hotels, a The Department of Public Works and Transportation conference center, and 1,000,000 SF of Class A office (DPW&T) provides the following services to our citizens: space. Set apart from the main retail and residential structures, the office towers will rise above the town center • Adopt-A-Road/Adopt-A-Median creating an impressive presence that welcomes tenants and • Capital Improvement Roadway Projects • Concrete and Pavement Repairs – Spot Locations visitors. In order to fit individual tenant needs, the office • Drainage Issues space at Woodmore Towne Centre offers flexibility and • Leaf Collection unlimited built-to-suit options. Access to the site will be off • Litter Pick-Up/Illegal Dumping Along County of Route 202/Landover Road at St. Joseph’s Drive or from Roadways, Motor Services, Street Trimming and surrounding residential developments via Ruby Lockhart Removal Boulevard or Campus Way North, a boulevard that will • Potholes serve the site from Lottsford Road. Ground breaking is • Signs, Signals and Markings scheduled for Summer 2007 and projected opening late • Snow & Ice Control 2008. • Speed Humps/Traffic Circles, Traffic Management • Street Lights • Transit Rite Aid To contact DPWT, call 301-833-5700. The URL for their Construction has begun on the Rite Aid drugstore at Arena website is www.co.pg.md.us/Government/AgencyIndex/ Drive and Lottsford Road. The store should open in late DPWT. 2007. Page 4 NEWSLETTER Fall 2007 EDUCATION COMMITTEE Lake Arbor Parents/Guardians: Let us continue to Jacob Andoh, Chair prepare our middle and high school students today for 301-499-5636 | LakeArborEducation@hotmail.com increased success on the HSA next year. HSA tests are given in county high schools in January, May, and during summer each year. For May 2008, let us prepare and High School Assessments support our children to succeed on the HSAs so that they On September 10, 2007, several Lake Arbor parents and will graduate from high school with a diploma, in 2009 and community leaders were among 39 other county residents beyond. For further information on the HSA and to view or who testified at Charles Herbert Flowers High School, take HSA practice tests, please visit: http:// www.mdk12.org/mspp/high_school/look_like/index.html. before members of the Maryland State Board of Education, to give their views on whether the Maryland state-mandated High School Assessments (HSA) should be LACA Welcomes New School Principals revised. Statewide, Maryland’s HSA results continue to show an unacceptable academic achievement gap for LACA and Lake Arbor Elementary School (LAES) PTA welcome new LAES Principal, Mr. Stephen Green. Mr. minority, special needs, and limited English proficiency Green is well-known to the community. He is succeeding students. former principal, Mrs. Helen Coley. He was LAES Vice- Principal for the past five years. Sometime in 2008, the Maryland State Board of Education plans to meet and vote on certain proposed changes to the LACA and Ernest Everett Just Middle School (EEJMS) Maryland HSA requirements. Today’s high school eleventh PTA welcome new EEJMS Principal, Mr. Carlton Carter. graders (Class of 2009) in Prince George’s County and the He graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern State of Maryland, will be the first high school class to be Shore with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology required to take and pass four High School Assessments Education and a Master’s from Bowie State University in (HSA) in Algebra, Biology, English and Government in Administration and Supervision. order to graduate from high school. Current high school Please Join Our Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) students in the 9th and 10th grades, plus middle school For more information, contact: students in the 8th and 7th grades, (and elementary school children in all of the lower grades) will also be affected. Lake Arbor Elementary School Mr. Harold Lewis, Sr., President Congratulations to our community schools! Kudos to email@example.com PGCPS! For the second year in a row, CHFHS students Ernest Everett Just Middle School performed well on the state-mandated HSAs! The 2007 Mrs. Tonya Miles, President HSA pass rates for all current 11th graders (class of firstname.lastname@example.org 2009 students) are as follows: Charles Herbert Flowers High School (76 percent pass rate); Largo High School Charles Herbert Flowers High School (50 percent pass rate). The recently released 2007 county Mr. Walter Searcy, President HSA test scores showed significant improvements for all email@example.com county high schools. Four Tips on Organizing Homework Earlier this year, County Councilman Honorable Samuel http://www.pgcps.org/~eejust/Administration.htm H. Dean, District 6, was chairman of the Prince George’s County Council’s Blue Ribbon Committee on 1. Turn off the TV HSA. You can access and read a copy of this report at 2. Create a Studious Environment http://www.councilmandeanservantofthepeople.com. 3. Make a Schedule 4. Become the Chief Learning Instructor “Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.” Helen Keller NEWSLETTER Fall 2007 Page 5 Thank You for Your Community Support MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Sigrid Samuel, Chair The Lake Arbor Civic Association thanks everyone 301-499-5771 | firstname.lastname@example.org who has supported LACA by paying the annual membership fee. Membership entitles each household Please join the Lake Arbor Civic Association (LACA) as we continue to work for the community on matters such as zoning and develop- to a vote on all LACA issues during the fiscal year. We ment, beautification, safety, and education advocacy. Listed below have more than three thousand households in our are the names of members who have joined LACA for the current community and we need the support and input from the membership year, July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008. Your membership community to be a viable and productive entity. Visit can make a difference. The annual fee is $20. Fill out the member- ship application on the next page and mail it in today. our website at www.lakearborcivic.org to download the membership form and view our current membership list. Agu, Augustine & Frances Morris, Willie L. Alexander, MD, Mark & Lula Mull, Kathy Did we leave your name out? Did we spell your Bardwell, James & Gwen name incorrectly? Are you not receiving commu- Mumford, Carlotta nity e-mails? Please contact Sigrid Samuel, Barnes, Lawrence & Otelia Murrell, Elaine B. Chairperson, at the e-mail address listed above. Bass, Linda Murry-Fisher, Thelma Bell, Bill & Gale Muse, Jessie Blowe, Arthur & Deborah Newsome, Squire & Devonne 2007 - 2009 Election Results Bolling, Charles & Jackie Palmer, Sherrie (continued from Page 1) Boone, William Payne, Robert & Doris Richard W. Day, Jr., President, appointed, with Brundridge, Karen & Carl Ragland, Eddie & Evelyn Board approval, the following positions: Camp, Marva Jo Rann, Gary Campbell, Charles & Mary Row, Shirley & Herman Recording Secretary - Tamika Thornton Colbert, Charles & Brenda Rudder, Beatrice Corresponding Secretary - Thelma Murray-Fisher Collins, Ernest Samuel, Charles & Sigrid Treasurer - Willie Graves Conley, Houston & Mary Savoy, Diane Davis, Warren & May Scott, Stanley & Carolyn Maurice A Jefferson, Elections Chair Day, Richard & Juanda Shaw, Loretta email@example.com Dean, Sam & Donna Smith, Curtis Derr, Bernadette Smith, William & Wanda Doss, Antonio & Mara Stewart, Thomas Drake, Johnny Thomas, Edward & Andrea HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED THE Drumming, Charles Thomas, CJ & Sosama Dwyer, Edward & Jean Thornton, Tamika COMFORT OF SHOPPING Epps, T.J. Walker, Melvin ONLINE AT HOME? Gillard, Harold & Ann Wendell, John As seen on TV! 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Moolchan, Lorraine Moore, Kevin Page 6 NEWSLETTER Fall 2007 For Office use only: LAKE ARBOR CIVIC ASSOCIATION Amount: ___________________ Check Date: ________________ LACA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Check No: _________________ Initials: ____________________ ============================================================================= MEMBERSHIP FORM -- July 1, 2007 thru June 30, 2008 -- ANNUAL FEE PER HOUSEHOLD = $20.00 (A reproduced copy of this form is acceptable.) Please type or print. Date: _________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Last Name First Name [ ] Check if you do not wish to be included in the Lake Arbor Directory. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Address Telephone Number (optional): _______________________________________________________________ [ ] Check if you do not want your telephone number listed in the directory. E-mail Address ___________________________________________________________________________ [ ] Check if you do not wish to be part of LACA E-mail Group. The e-mail group transmits information about safety alerts and other issues impacting the Lake Arbor Community. Please place an (X) on the line(s) before the name(s) of the committee you wish to join. ___ Adopt-A-Road ___Lake Arbor Community Day ___ Education ___Newsletter ___ Zoning ___ Safety ___ Communications ___ Membership ___ Beautification ____ Special Events WHAT CONCERNS WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADDRESS TO THE LAKE ARBOR CIVIC ASSOCIATION? ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Are you a new resident?__________ MAKE YOUR CHECKS PAYABLE TO LAKE ARBOR CIVIC ASSOCIATION AND MAIL TO: LAKE ARBOR CIVIC ASSOCIATION 12138 CENTRAL AVENUE, #504 MITCHELLVILLE, MD 20721-1932 Richard Day President Fall 2007 NEWSLETTER Fall 2007 Page 7 Tutorials for you on Web Resources in Prince George’s County Useful Telephone Numbers Prince George’s County Agencies have lots of simple-to-use technological tools County Executive.............. 301-952-4131 designed to give residents information about property and other useful informa- County Council................. 301-952-3700 tion. This is the first tutorial on the M-NCPPC PGAtlas.com web application County Information.......... 301-350-9700 and the Department of Environmental Resources Permits Inquiry System. If you Police (non emergencies)... 301-333-4000 have questions or need assistance in maneuvering these sites, e-mail In emergencies, call....... 911 www.lakearbornewsletter.com. Depart. of Env. Res........... 301-883-5810 Animal Management......... 301-499-8300 What is PGAtlas.com? Bulk Trash........................ 301-952-7600 PGAtlas.com provides the residents of Prince George’s County a simple-to-use application that Community Standards...... 301-883-6100 displays a wide range of digital maps covering all of Prince George’s County, Maryland. Examples Permits & Review............. 301-883-5784 of the type of available maps are property boundaries, zoning, floodplain, political boundaries, 2000 Depart. of Family Services 301-265-8400 census tracts, and multiple years of aerial photography. Users have the ability to locate a property Aging Services Division.... 301-265-8450 and find out relevant information by entering an address or tax account number. Mental Health & Dis. Admin............................. 301-985-3890 To access the PGAtlas application, follow the steps listed below: Comm. for Children, 1. In the address window of the Internet, type in www.pgatlas.com Youth & Family.............. 301-265-8446 2. Scroll down and click on “Advanced Site.” Dept. of Social Services.... 301-209-5000 3.Click on the Search function. Prince George’s Hosp....... 301-618-2000 4. Under “Site QuickLinks,” click on the Search function. Doctor’s Hosp.................. 301-552-8118 5. Refine your search by clicking on “Search by Address.” M-NCPPC Planning Board 301-952-3560 6. Type in your address (follow instructions). Library System................. 301-699-3500 7. Once the property window comes up, click on “Zoom” to see a graphic layout of your property. PGC Public Schools.......... 301-952-6000 8. At the top of the window, click on the “Push Pin” icon. PGC Community College.. 301-336-6000 9. Click on the highlighted property (your property). Dept. of Public Works & 10. Once the “Property Window” appears again, scroll down and view the detailed information Transportation about your property. Engineering........................ 301-883-5710 Road Maintenance............ 301-449-8523 Want to see a graphic presentation of the zoning of your property? Project Management......... 301-883-5640 1. Return to the graphic layout of your property by clicking the “Hide Results” tab. Transportation.................. 301-883-5700 2. Click the “Layers” tab to the far left of the screen to activate layer. Additional Numbers 3. Click on the Zoning link at the bottom. WSSC................................ 301-206-8000 4. Activate the zoning link by clicking on the “zoning check box and radio button.” BG&E............................... 800-685-0123 5. Notice that the graphic layers turns a certain color. PEPCO.............................. 202-872-2500 6. Scroll down to view the “zoning symbology” on the left. The yellow represents the R-R (Rural Poison Control.................. 800-222-1222 Residential) zone. Washington Gas................ 703-750-1400 Verizon.............................. 410-539-9900 Want to see the approximate number of churches in the area? Arson Hotline................... 301-77ARSON 1. Click on the “Community Link.” Child Protective Serv......... 301-699-8605 2. Click the checkbox and radio button for “Religious Institutions.” Storm Center..................... 301-499-8670 3. Zoom out to see more of the area by clicking on the “Zoom Out” icon to the upper left. 4. Click anywhere in the window to zoom out, click again to zoom out further. 5. Move the window to left or right of the area to see where the churches are by clicking the “Pan” icon. Want to learn more about development going on in the area? JAFRA INTERNATIONAL 1. Click on “Development Activities” link. QUALITY skin & body care 2. Scroll down and click on the checkboxes and radio button to activate the “Detailed Site Plan” link. products for everyone 3. Notice that the color denotes Detailed Site Plan activity. 4. You can “Pan” to area of the Beltway, Landover Road, and St. Joseph Drive to DSP find activity. 5. Once you find DSP activity, click on the “Identify” icon to get a brief summary of the activity. BARBARA STEWART Personal Skin Care Consultant To Deactivate Selected Activity 1. Uncheck the “checkbox” by clicking on it again. (Don’t worry about the radio button.) (301) 350-1449 Office 2. Click “Refresh Map.” (301) 350-0822 Fax firstname.lastname@example.org Check the Permit Status on Property 1. Go to www.goprincegeorgescounty.com. 2. At the top of the homepage, click on the drop down menu, “Select a Service.” www.myjafra.com/bstewart 3. Select “Permit Citizens Services.” 4. Check “Permit History By Address.” [Link to the left.] 5. Follow the instructions to get permit history on a particular address. Page 8 NEWSLETTER Fall 2007 LAKE ARBOR FOUNDATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE PROUDLY ANNOUNCES FIVE 2007 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES Each year the Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc. (LAFI) seeks highly motivated deserving students pursuing a higher education for their Scholarship Award Program. This year, LAFI provided $1,500 scholarships under this program. The Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2007 Scholarship Award Program. Five highly qualified college and college-bound students earned this prestiguos scholarship award. Through a strategic and careful selection process, the deserving students earning this award are: Jazmin T. Doss, a 2007 graduate of Charles H. Flowers High School, is majoring in electrical engineering at the Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. She aspires to work for a government agency such as NSA or State Department. She knows how to play the French horn, mellophone, trumpet and clarinet, receiving the “Most Outstanding Musician Award” in 2007. A consecutive honor roll student from kindergarden to twelfth grade. Jazmin plans to make a difference in her community implementing youth groups at the local community centers. She plans to teach the youth basic life skills ranging from being respectful and courteous to understanding the complexity of opening and managing a bank account. Natalie O. Missouri, a 2004 graduate of Charles H. Flowers High School, is majoring in Business Administration at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. Her career goal is to be a corporate lawyer. She had the privilege of volunteering for the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, the Maryland Court of Appeals in Annapolis, and presently the Baltimore County Circuit Court where she attends college in Towson. She plans to make a difference in her community through involvement and service. Natalie also plans to make a difference by always including her background of Christian living. Natalie belongs to the Black Student Union Soul Dance Team. Milan N. Neeley, a 2007 graduate of Charles H. Flowers High School, is majoring in Biological Science at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. She aspires to host a nature show and perform cutting edge research in the fields of biology and paleozoology. Milan plans to make a difference in her community by creating programs that celebrate diversity and individuality for students of rich ethnic backgrounds. She would also like to offer workshops at local recreation centers where she can share the fruits of her life’s work and experiences. Milan loves belly dancing, learning different languages, archery, and guitar. RaShawnda M. Person, a 2007 graduate of Charles H. Flowers High School, is majoring in human resource management at the Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland. She aspires to open an employment agency to hire and train disadvantaged and under-privileged minorities. She was on the National Honor Roll in 2007. RaShawnda plans to make a difference in her community by finding ways to improve the unemployment rate. One of her community service experiences includes feeding the homeless at Sheppard’s Cove Homeless Shelter. RaShawnda loves baketball, soccer, and softball. Sean Herbert Suber, a 2007 graduate of DeMatha Cathoic High School, is majoring in History with a Minor in African American Studies at Georgetown Univeristy in Washington, DC. Sean plans to make a difference in his community by becoming a defense lawyer for those who are less fortunate and cannot afford the most expensive lawyers. Sean has contributed to the community in numerous ways, including serving as a camp volunteer at Westphalia United Methodist Church and volunteering with the Maryland\-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Sean is a member of the 2007 National Honor Society. He is a fine writer, an outstanding track and field and soccer athletic, and an accomplished musician. Sean is also the recipient of the 3rd Annual Herman L. Murrell Scholarship Award, earning him an additional in $1,000 scholarship funds. The Herman L. Murrell Scholarship Award is based on “excellent academic performance and exemplary service to the community.” NEWSLETTER Fall 2007 Page 9 The Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc. (LAFI) is committed to youth enhancement and development activities. To that end, LAFI will continue to sponsor the Annual Scholarship Program and encourages candidates to apply. The Annual Scholarship Program has been very successful and LAFI plans to track and share information on the progress and careers of individuals awarded scholarships through this program. If you would like to be a volunteer for the 2008 Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Committee, please contact Elaine Wright at 301-336-2018 or by e-mail at email@example.com. For more information on the LAFI Scholarship Program, visit http://wwwlakearborcivicorg/webpages/lakearbor foundation.htm. 2007 Scholarship LAFI Committee Diane Savoy, President, Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc. • Elaine Wright, Chairperson • Bernadette Derr Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc. As a resident of Lake Arbor you are mostly likely aware that there are many associations and organizations in the Lake Arbor community. One of those organizations is the Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc. (LAFI). LAFI is a private non-profit IRS designated 501(c)(3) corporation which owns, operates, maintains and manages the Lake Arbor Foundation Center. The center is comprised of the Arbor Room, Herman L. Murrell Pavilion, hard surface outdoor tennis and basketball courts, Olympic size outdoor swimming pool, bathhouse, and parking area, all on a total of 6.8 acres of land. The LAFI property is adjacent to a public 18 hole golf course which is also privately but separately owned. LAFI was established with a vision to provide educational, recreational, and social programs for the youth, adults and seniors in the Lake Arbor and surrounding communities. Today, ten years later, LAFI is continuing to realize that vision. For example, LAFI: • Co-sponsors a competitive swim team, the Kingfish Swim Club at Lake Arbor • Provides private swimming lessons during the summer season • Provides annually, for the last 5 years, a summer enrichment camp program of four two-week sessions for children between the ages of 6 to 12 years • Provides, for the last 8 years, an annual competitive college scholarship program • Sponsors, with the support of the Lake Arbor Civic Association, the Lake Arbor Annual Community Day • Makes the tennis courts available for open play for members of the community • Makes the basketball courts available for open play for members of the community • Provides sponsorship for mentoring programs in the community • Sponsors free basketball clinics for the youth in the community • Rents the Arbor Room for educational and social events LAFI has accomplished this without any ongoing financial support from the homeowners associations or other organizations within Lake Arbor. As a private entity, it operates from funds acquired through fundraising events, rentals, grants, and other financial sponsorship. The LAFI Board of Directors invites all residents of Lake Arbor and surrounding communities to attend board meetings and to participate in the formulation and implementation of its programs. The Board meetings are held in the Arbor Room on the third Tuesday of each month. Please join us and help make a difference in your community. Herman L. Murrell Scholarship Award The Herman L. Murrell Scholaship Award is in honor of the late Herman L. Murrell, a dynamic Lake Arbor community leader. Herman firmly believed that his “full-time retirement job” of service to his community was among his most important achievements. He was recognized for his volunteer efforts in October 2002 when he received the Tuskegee University Un-Sung Hero Award and again in 2003 when he received the Prince George’s County Volunteer of the Year Award. In July 2004, the Herman L. Murrell Pavilion at the Lake Arbor Foundation Center was named in his honor. He truly demonstrated by example how a life of service to others should be lived. Page 10 NEWSLETTER Fall 2007 Department of VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! Environmental Resources The year 2008 is a Presidential, Congressional and local The mission of the Department of Environmental Re- elections year. Everyone is encouraged to vote for the sources (DER), is to respond to the needs of the public by candidate of their choice. The Presidential Primary improving the quality of life through the enhancement and Election will be held on February 12, 2008, and the cultivation of the natural and created environment. DER’s Presidential General Election will be held on programs, which are some of the most progressive in the November 4, 2008. All registered Prince George’s Nation, work hand in hand with the County Executive’s County residents who are 18 years of age on or before Livable Communities Initiative (LCI) to provide healthy, the General Election are eligible to vote. The deadline safe, and clean communities for the citizens and residents for voter registration for the Primary Election is of Prince George’s County. January 22, 2008, and October 14, 2008, for the General Phone: 301-883-6035/6100 Election. For more detailed information on voter Important Environmental Contact Numbers registration, party affiliation deadlines, absentee ballots, and other aspects of the election process, please visit Refuse Collection - 301-952-7630 the Prince George’s Board of Elections website at Refuse Containers must be either: http://www.co.pg.md.us/government/agencyindex/ Permanent type, standard metal with bottoms intact and no elections/index.asp. excessive rust. Watertight, heavy-duty plastic containers with handles and tight-fitting lids, or Securely-tied heavy-duty plastic bags (commercial grades). Yard Waste Collection must be placed in securely tied heavy-duty plastic bags or heavy duty trash cans with handles and secure lid. Cardboard boxes and paper bags are not acceptable containers. Limbs must not exceed four (4) feet in length and three (3) inches in diameter and must be securely tied in bundles. Bundles of limbs and bags of dry grass and leaves must weigh less than 60 pounds. Wet grass and leaves must weigh less than 25 pounds. Bulky Trash Collection - (301) 952-7600 Bulky trash collection is provided by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call Monday through Friday between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm. Bulky trash items should be placed on the curb side on the day prior to pick up, not two or three days before scheduled pickup. Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill - (301) 952-7625 11611 White House Road, Upper Marlboro, MD The landfill is opened daily to residents of Prince George’s County. The landfill accepts only municipal waste. The Landfill has several recycling facilities within the complex, which include the Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site, Electronics Recycling Acceptance Site, and sites for yard waste, scrap tires, and appliances. Free to County residents. Abandoned Vehicle Audit Unit - (301) 952-1873 The Vehicle Audit Unit identifies and removes abandoned vehicles from public rights of way and private property. As described in the County Code, a vehicle is deemed “abandoned” if it meets one or more of the following conditions: - A vehicle failing to display license plates - A vehicle displaying expired license plates - A vehicle displaying license plates that are issued to another vehicle - A vehicle that is visibly inoperable, i.e., two or more flat tires or missing one or more of its major mechanical parts - If the vehicle is located on private property, contact the Community Services Division complaint desk at (301) 881-6100. NEWSLETTER Fall 2007 Page 11 Gorgeous Prince George’s Lake Arbor Shines Again! Livable Community Iniatives On Saturday, October 13, 2007, the Lake Arbor Civic Association received a top county award at a ceremony recognizing the work performed last year to sustain a beautiful community by participating in Gorgeous Prince George’s Day and other environmental acitvities. Richard W. Day, Jr., LACA President, accepted a beautiful 2006 Maryland Community Plant Award plaque on behalf of LACA. Special thanks go to Bill Frazier, Adopt-A-Road Chairperson, Tom McKay, Beautification Chairperson, Eric and Sharon Walton, and the many other volunteers who made this Award possible. Save the date! Friday, February 15, 2008! Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc. proudly presents The Fifth Annual Fundraiser and Black-Tie Gala celebrating the 10th anniversary of LAFI. Details to be announced. Experienced Movers & Storage Over 30 Years’ Experience ED GERALD - PROPRIETOR When It’s Your Next Move Family Owned and Operated (301) 248-4242 Call Us Your Best Move. (800) 945-0243 www.experiencedmovers.us Long Distance Moving Free Estimates Given Hourly & Flat Rates 24-Hour Service Residential Piano Movers Office Moving Storage Facilities Accepts Visa and Mastercard Ft. Washington, MD - Temple Hills, MD So. Maryland - D.C. Metro Area Reunions, Weddings, Groups, etc... 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Mitchellville, MD 20721 Page 16 NEWSLETTER Fall 2007 Do You Want To Advertise MUNN & MUNN INGRAM MUNN ELECTRICAL Master Electrician In Our Newsletter or on our Website? ENTERPRISE, INC. MARGARENE MUNN, CEO email@example.com www.lakearborcivic.org ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR If you want to advertise in our next issue, please send ads Residential & Commercial Licensed & Bonded to: LACA, Classified Ads Dept., 12138 Central Avenue, #504, Mitchellville, MD 20721-1932, or 15101 Greenwing Terrace Home: 301-249-6758 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 Fax: 301-249-7461 For our Winter Edition, ads must be received by January 15, 2007 and are subject to editing. An electronic document is preferred. Please be aware of copyright laws when Scholar Dollar Program - PG County Public preparing your ad. School Students Advertise your business by linking your website to LACA’s website - ONE FULL YEAR for the cost of a whole page ad!! Start today! Send your request to Prince George’s County has a program email@example.com. for awarding and rewarding elementary, middle and high school students who All advertisements of a business nature and home-based businesses are considered business ads. The following fees earn a 3.0 or above on each quarter’s apply: report card. The program also offers Business cards — $20 ♦ One-quarter page – $30 rewards for students with perfect One-half page — $50 ♦ Whole page $110 attendance such as a Discount Card for Elaine M. Wright, Newsletter Editor savings at The Mall of Prince Georges firstname.lastname@example.org retailers, gift cards and airline tickets. This is an incentive to IMPORTANT encourage students to do their absolute best. Check out the Proceeds from advertisements pay part of the publication link from the PGCPS website, as follows: costs of our newsletter and we encourage residents to support our advertisers. LACA does not assume responsibility to http://www.pgcps.org/scholar_dollar.html. investigate the validity of the advertisements. Arbor Room Rental - The Arbor Room is available for rentals and must be reserved through our clubhouse manager, Carolyn White, who can be reached on 301-599-7376. Please contact her for availability of the date and time you are interested in and the process for renting. The Arbor Room is not available for rentals for teen events. NONPROFIT ORG. Civic Association U.S. POSTAGE PAID Mitchellville, MD 12138 Central Avenue, #504 Permit No. 2948 Mitchellville, MD 20721-1932 Mark Your Calendars! General Meeting! Wednesday, November 7th! LACA Community Meeting On Wednesday, November 7, 2007, the Lake Arbor Civic Association will host its next General Meeting at the Arbor Room, 1399 Golf Course Drive, at 7:30 p.m. ALL RESIDENTS ARE WELCOME!
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