Friday, May 24, 2013
The Laurel school sent 110 students off to their next chapter in life.
St. Vincent Pallotti High School celebrated Wednesday as 110 seniors graduated from the Laurel school at the Basillica in DC. According to Renee Duckworth, the school's director of guidance, the class' valedictorian was Alexis Thompson and salutorian was Kaitlyn Toth. The class was unique in that there was a set of twins, five international students and six legacy students, meaning their parents also graduated from the school, Duckworth said. The graduating seniors have a bright future ahead of them with many students headed off to local universities like the University of Maryland, Salisbury, and Frostburg, while others are headed to the Coast Guard or Naval Academy or a speciality school like the Parsons School of Design in New York …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
From Mulligan's Grill to Rip's County Inn to Red Sky Steak & Fish House, mom's got options.
This Sunday, May 12 is Mother's Day. If your mom enjoys a good Eggs Benedict, fruit salad, or other scrumptious brunch fare, you're in luck: there are plenty of good options in Prince George's County. Below, we round up a few. T.J. Elliott's in Bowie offers breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday, including Mother's Day. The restaurant will also be offering a special Mother's Day menu, including stuffed flounder, seafood carbonara, New York strip steak topped with scallops. For more details, read the full menu online. Mulligan's Grill and Pub in College Park is offering a special Mother's Day buffet featuring roast beef and turkey au jus, fresh asparagus, omelets and eggs, a pastry table, and more. Seatings are at …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
This year's event is set for Saturday, May 11.
From the City of Laurel: Mayor Craig A. Moe has announced that Laurel’s annual Main Street Festival will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mayor Moe commends the Laurel Board of Trade for its hard work every year to ensure that visitors from close and far enjoy a day of entertainment, food, vendors, music and activities. Laurel is proud of its small town roots and close knit community, which is evidenced by the Main Street Festival. Main Street will be completely closed to vehicular traffic between Route 1 South and 7th Street allowing thousands of people to stroll up and down Main Street enjoying numerous food vendors, bands and arts and crafts. The festival will start with the parade, which will begin at 9:00 a.m…
Monday, April 29, 2013
The officer reportedly flipped his marked SUV and struck a lamppost Monday morning.
The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating a crash involving one of its own officers early Monday morning in South Laurel. According to police, officers responded to the scene of an accident on Baltimore Avenue and Contee Road around 2 a.m. A county police officer driving a marked SUV reportedly hit a curb while trying to turn onto Contee Road. The SUV flipped over and crashed into a lamppost, police said, which in turn landed on several parked cars. Speed and weather may have been factors in the accident, according to the department's initial investigation. The officer, a two-year veteran, has been treated and released from the hospital.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Below are links to obituaries as listed by several funeral homes in Prince George’s County.
Click on the name of the deceased to read the full obituary and/or to submit online condolences. Donaldson Funeral Home Pa (Laurel) 313 Talbott Avenue, Route 198 West, Laurel 301-725-1690 Devendra S. Pandya of Potomac died April 24. Weldon Frankie Hood, III of Odenton died April 23. He was 34. Rebecca C. “Becky” Thomas of Laurel died April 23. She was 76. Dean W. Conrad, Sr. of Laurel died April 22. He was 62. Prakash Vati of Columiba died April 22. She was 89. James “Jimmy” Carl Herberger of Odenton died April 21. He was 59. Avishek Sengupta of Ellicott City died April 21. He was 28. Maryland National Memorial 13300 Baltimore Ave, Laurel (301) 210-6464 Jeanette Leak died April 26. Arnold George died April 15. He was 76. Barbara …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Volunteers will help rehabilitate 80 Prince George's County homes this Saturday.
A Laurel woman will receive improvements on her Park Avenue home as a part of Prince George's County's Christmas in April event, according to a county spokeswoman. The county's Christmas in April program has helped rehabilitate more than 2,000 homes since it launched in 1989. This year the program selected 83 homes throughout the county. Although the program no longer needs volunteers for Saturday, they could use people with trade expertise. Residents can also help by donating to the program. Call 301-868-0937 for more information.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The victim was transported to a local hospital.
Update, 6:27 p.m.: One man has been transported in critical condition to a local hospital after his car crashed on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, in between Route 197 and Powder Mill Road, county fire spokesman Mark Brady said. Although it was initially reported as a possible fatal accident, the man was safely extracted from the vehicle, Brady tweeted. Investigators are on scene determining the cause of the accident. Original Post, 4:03 p.m.: Prince George's County firefighters and paramedics are on scene of a serious crash off Laurel-Bowie Road in South Laurel, according to fire department spokesman Mark Brady. It may be a fatal accident, Brady reported. Patch will have more information as it becomes available.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The teacher from St. Mary of the Mills Catholic School in Laurel was recognized along with nine other teachers.
A teacher from a Laurel Catholic school will be recognized next month for his excellence in teaching along with nine other DC-area teachers. David Floyd, St. Mary of the Mills Catholic School's technology coordinator, will receive a Golden Apple Award from the Archdiocese of Washington along with $5,000, a pin and certificate recognizing his efforts. The Golden Apple Award was created by the Pittsburgh-based Donahue Family Foundation whose founders—Jack and Rhodora Donahue—sent their 13 children to Catholic schools. The awards will be presented by Cardinal Donald Wuerl next month at a special reception and Greg Dolan, the Donahues' grandson, will emcee the evening’s festivities.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
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Did you recently welcome a new member to your family? Share the news with you neighbors in Laurel. It's easy, click on "announcements" then "announce something." Enter a title, category, description, including a photo of the cutie pie.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The suspect is accused of starting a fire outside of an apartment on Contee Road.
Prince George's County officials say a juvenile was arrested and charged with arson Thursday after a doormat was set on fire in South Laurel earlier this week. The teenager, whose name has not been released, is not considered a suspect in the recent series of suspicious fires across the Laurel area, according to a statement from the Prince George's County Fire Department. Authorities said the incident occurred on Tuesday around 10:20 p.m. when a doormat was intentionally set on fire outside of a first floor apartment in the 8700 block of Contee Road. According to the PGFD, Prince George's County Police stopped an individual the next day "believed to have been connected to a vandalism complaint that occurred in the same area of the fires." …