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Hollywood Farmers Market Returns: April 23rd

The Hollywood Farmers Market is not only a place where you can buy produce, sweets and crafts, but it is also a place to meet with your neighbors, find out what is happening in the neighborhood and see what your community groups can offer for you. You can meet produce and craft vendors who live right here in north College Park. You can also meet community groups, local business owners and our local police officers who will come and talk about the things they’re working on.

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Third Thirsty Thursday, Tonight at Ledo Restaurant

Join the City/University Community at The Original Ledo Restaurant to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Living, Shopping, and Working in College Park on Thursday, March 17th (5PM)!

The College Park Community Foundation will be there to promote their organization in the College Park Mother’s Day 5K.

Join us for a chance to win a free registration to the 5K! This event is appropriate for children of all ages (1 to 101).

METRO Closes 91 Stations on Wednesday

Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld, with support from the Authority’s Board of Directors, today announced the full closure of the Metrorail system on Wednesday, March 16, for emergency inspections of the system’s third-rail power cables following an early morning tunnel fire yesterday. Read More…

Farmers Market Scheduled to Begin on April 24th

The Downtown College Park Farmers Market will open for the 2016 season on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

The market started in 2011 as an effort to increase access to fresh produce in the heart of the City for both residents and students at the University of Maryland. The market continues to grow as each season has seen an increase in both customers and vendors. The market emphasizes locally-grown fruit and vegetables as all produce must be from within a 150-mile radius of the market.

The market is open on Sundays from 10:00am to 2:00pm during the season, which runs from April to November each year. The market takes place at City Hall (4500 Knox Road College Park, Maryland 20740).

Mtg. for Downtown’s Businesses: Monday March 14th, 2PM

The next meeting of the Downtown College Park Management Authority will take place on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 2pm. The meeting will occur in the Lower Level Conference Room in City Hall (4500 Knox Road).

The following topics will be discussed during the meeting:

  • DCPMA’s participation in the upcoming 2020 Vision event
  • DCPMA’s participation in Maryland Day
  • the upcoming street fair for incoming UMD freshman

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College Park Development Update

The January 2016 edition of the College Park Development Update newsletter features:

  • updates on the status of development projects
  • a new project announcement
  • an overview of several of the University of Maryland’s construction projects

CLICK HERE to read the publication.

Green Line Service Resumes, Fort Totten to Anacostia Only

Metro today announced the restoration of limited service on Metrorail and Metrobus as the region digs out from the historic Blizzard of 2016. The Metrorail system will open at 7 a.m. with limited underground service on the Red, Orange and Green lines as follows:

  • Orange Line: Ballston to Eastern Market only
  • Red Line: Medical Center to Union Station only
  • Green Line: Fort Totten to Anacostia only

At the start of service, trains will run every 20-25 minutes. Service levels may be upgraded as conditions allow. The system will remain open until midnight. Fares will not be charged on Metrorail on Monday, January 25. Read More…

Warming Centers Available During Blizzard

The O.E.M. in collaboration with the Prince George’s County Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission encourages residents without heat, who and are in need of relief from the cold temperatures, to utilize one of the following local warming centers.  Residents are encouraged to call each facility to obtain hours of operation. Read More…

New Local Restaurant Featured in The Washington Post

Fresh off the heels of being featured in the latest edition of the College Park Business Beat, Northwest Chinese Food has received a tasty review in the Washington Post.

CLICK HERE to read the review.

Northwest Chinese is located at 7313 Baltimore Avenue in College Park, Maryland.

Free Parking at City & Metro Garages This Weekend

Metro has announced free parking in Metro garages this weekend until 9:00 AM Monday morning.

In addition , there will be free parking in the College Park municipal garage (above Ledo’s , entrance  on Yale Ave ) beginning 12:00 PM noon today, Friday, until 09:00 AM Monday.

Local residents may move their cars to these garages to get off City streets to allow more room for plows.