Tiny dog found on Cool Spring Road near Riggs Road

By Andrea Kenner

On Monday, July 14, our neighbors said a dog followed them home from the Adelphi Mill. Once on our side of Riggs Road, the dog roamed through the neighborhood at our end of Cool Spring Road until Barry and I were able to capture him. He is staying with us while we are trying to find his owners.

He is a tiny dog. He looks like he may be part Chihuahua. He is friendly and seems accustomed to living with humans. He is not neutered, and was not wearing a collar when we found him. If you are his owner, or if you know who his owners are, please contact me at agkenner@gmail.com.


Presentation from the Special Meeting on March 27

At a special meeting of the Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association on March 27, 2015, Chad Williams from the Maryland – National Capital Park & Planning Commission gave a presentation on the rewrite of the Prince George’s County zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations. The meeting was well attended, and a lively discussion ensued.

Click the link below to review the presentation that Mr. Williams gave:

Presentation to the Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association

Please note that the next meeting of the Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association will be on Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m., at the Christian Science Society, Hyattsville, Maryland, 8300 Adelphi Road.

For review: Final drafts of revised constition

Dear members:

Attached are two final versions of the draft constitution for your review:

Both versions use Word’s Track Changes feature to highlight edits and comments.

If you have any further edits or comments, please send them to Margie or Ted by Friday, November 28, 2014. Please add a reply on this page if you need one of their email addresses.

Thank you!

Halloween Safety Reminders

batsHere are some Halloween safety tips for kids and their parents from the Prince George’s Police Department:

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights (with fresh batteries) to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
  • Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision.
  • Only visit well-lit houses. Do not enter homes of strangers.
  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right, and left again when crossing, and keep looking as you cross.
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
  • Don’t eat any candy or treats until they have been inspected for tampering by an adult.
  • Avoid candy that has loose wrappings, is unwrapped, has puncture holes, or is homemade.
  • Don’t approach unfamiliar pets or animals.

In case of an emergency, dial 911, or call 301-352-1200 for non emergencies.

Revised bylaws for your review

At the next CSTCA meeting on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, we plan to go over a set of proposed changes to the bylaws of the Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association. To give members a chance to review the proposed changes, we are posting two versions of the revised bylaws here:

For comparison, please see the current Constitution of the Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association.

Changes to UMD Alerts

The University of Maryland recently notified subscribers to its UMD Alerts system that it will no longer send alerts to people who are not currently affiliated with the University of Maryland. The alerts will now go only to registered students, faculty, and staff.

If you want to stay current with what’s happening on campus, you can follow the University of Maryland Police Department on Twitter (@UMPD) or on their Facebook page (University of Maryland Department of Public Safety). Instructions for subscribing to UMPD News are available at http://www.umpdnews.umd.edu/node/55.

Please Join Us — Register for the Adelphi Mill Stream and Trail Cleanup

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For the third consecutive year, the CSTCA will participate in the Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, scheduled for Saturday April 5, 2014, from 9 to 11:00 am. The CSTCA again will partner with the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS), with training augmented by the Alice Ferguson Foundation. Volunteers at last year’s event removed 312 tons (624,000 lbs) of trash from 633 sites in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.

CSTCA Past President Carol Hurwitch is once again spearheading CSTCA and local community participation by organizing the group that meets at Adelphi Mill. Please contact Ms. Hurwitch at cahur2@verizon.net if you are interested in participating or have questions.

Registration is now open for the event. To register, visit the AWS website at http://www.anacostiaws.org/earthday2014. Click Register, and be sure to select Adelphi Mill in the Preferred Volunteer Location field. You can also visit this site to learn more about the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) and the cleanup!

En Español

Por tercer año consecutivo, el CSTCA participara en la limpia anual de la limpia del Rio Potomac, previsto para la mañana del Sábado, 5 de Abril, 2014, a las 9:00 hasta 11:00 am. Registración ya esta abierto para la limpia del Adelphi Mill riachuelo y camino cleanup: http://www.anacostiaws.org/earthday2014 Visita tambien para aprender más acerca de AWS y la limpia!

La limpia será patrocinada por Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) con entrenamiento de la Fundación Alice Ferguson y el año pasado removieron 312 toneladas (624,000 lbs) de basura de 633 lugares, reportes de Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. La presidente pasada Carol Hurwitch esta una vez más organizando al CSTCA y la participación en la comunidad local organizando al grupo que se reúne en el Adelphi Mill. Contacta a Ms. Hurwitch a cahur2@verizon.net, si estas interesado en participar o tienes preguntas.