CSTCA Receives Official Recognition from Sen. Ramirez

At the February 2014 meeting of the Cool Spring Civic Association, Senator Victor Ramirez presented the CSTCA with an official citation from the Maryland General Assembly to congratulate the CSTCA for our “hard work to protect and improve the quality of life for community members.”

Senator Ramirez presents the citation to CSTCA president Ted Hull. (Photo by Barry Jawer)

Senator Ramirez presents the citation to CSTCA president Ted Hull. (Photo by Barry Jawer)

Among the visitors at the meeting were members of the Chillum-Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department. The department’s Lieutenant Breen shared a number of important tips for keeping our homes and families safe from fire.

Members of the Chillum-Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department. (Photo by Barry Jawer)

Members of the Chillum-Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department. (Photo by Barry Jawer)

For complete details, see the meeting minutes.

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War of 1812 Commemoration Local Events

Planning your summer??  or just love history and want to stay local?? The Maryland Milestones/Anacostia Trails Heritage Association Inc, has an EXTENSIVE set of upcoming programs commemorating the War of 1812 and Battle of Bladensburg.

Check out the “Undaunted” website; included in upcoming events are:

* April 26 – Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage Tour

* May 4 – Bostwick Heritage Festival in Bladensburg

* July 13 – War of 1812 Encampment in Fort Washington

* August 23 – Battle of Bladensburg Monument Unveiling and Battle of Bladensburg Festival & Re-enactment in Bladensburg

Exorbitant WSSC Bills!

At the Holiday Potluck I spoke with Mr. John McGroarty from Councilman Campos office about a number of households from various parts of the Cool Spring neighborhood who have reported exorbitant bills from WSSC for water and sewer. Some of these quarterly bills have totaled over $1,000.

If you have been impacted by this and seek assistance, please contact Mr. McGroarty at JJMcGroarty@co.pg.md.us

CSTCA Bi-Monthly Meeting, Feb 22, 2014

CSTCA Bi-Monthly Meeting SATURDAY, February 22, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, at the Christian Science Society, Hyattsville 8300 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville 20783

The CSTCA Board has moved the Association’s bi-monthly meetings to the fourth Saturday of every other (even) month.  We will also hold our meetings at the Christian Science Society, Hyattsville in the church’s classroom.  The scheduled meeting dates for 2014 are: February 22, April 26, June 28, August 23, October 25, and December 27.  Mark your calendars!! Our special guest at the February 22 meeting is 47th District Delegate Doyle Niemann. He currently serves on the House of Delegates’ Natural Resources, Environment, and Housing Subcommittees and is the committee’s point person on foreclosure and other real estate issues. He is a candidate for the Prince George’s County Council District 2.  Mr. Niemann will share the latest news from Annapolis and the dormant (but not gone) UMD Golf Course development issue.