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Volunteer at the 8th Annual Celebration of Gorgeous Prince George's County

This story comes to us from Linda Lowe, Public Information Specialist for Prince George’s County:

Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson will host the 8th annual Celebration of Gorgeous Prince George’s County from 8 a.m. to noon on October 16, 2010 with street litter pickup activity, and cleanup and pruning of existing Gorgeous Prince George’s Day sites throughout the county.  A volunteer celebration picnic will take place at the Historic Bladensburg Waterfront Park from noon to 3 p.m.

 

“For the past eight years, my administration has made building and maintaining livable communities one of its most important goals,” says Johnson.  “I am proud to say that celebrating the beauty of Gorgeous Prince George’s County has become a tradition and it continues to make our county a great place to live, work and play.”

 

Area Residents Support More Cooperation and Regional Planning on Issues

This story comes to us from Olivia Petersen:

Despite general satisfaction with their overall quality-of-life, a majority of Metropolitan Washington residents want stronger regional accountability on long-range planning decisions by our area leaders, according to a comprehensive survey of residents from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia released today.  Further, according to the non-profit organization that commissioned the survey, the 2030 Group, residents are willing to consider new models of regional cooperation to tackle issues such as transportation and housing and their greater impact on the entire the Washington area. 

Prince George's County Police Department Enjoys Hosting Annual Hispanic Festival

This story comes to us from the Prince George's County Police Department:

This past Sunday, September 19th, The Prince George’s County Police Department partnered with the Maryland Park and Planning Commission hosted the 29th Annual Hispanic Festival.

County Executive Challenges Mayor of Arlington, TX Prior to Redskins-Cowboys Game

Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson is offering a friendly challenge to Mayor Robert Cluck of Arlington, Texas to kick off the 2010 Redskins Week activities.  The two will talk via conference call on the field at FedEx Field this morning.

Redskins Week is launched via OFFICIAL PROCLAMATIONS in Prince George’s County, Md., Washington, D.C., and Loudoun County, Va., as well as Fairfax County, VA and Montgomery County, MD. 

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and Loudoun County Chairman Scott K. York will hold separate press conferences at 10 a.m. at FedExField, 1:30 pm at Powell Elementary School in DC, and at the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Meeting in Leesburg at 6:30 p.m. to announce the official proclamations, and each will issue a friendly wager on the outcome of the game with their counterparts in Texas.

Suitland’s Tanisha Mitchell Gets Fit in Front of Millions

The much anticipated Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back debuted on August 9, 2010 at 7pm on the Style Network.

The show’s conception evolved during a time when research shows children as young as seven-years-old are showing signs of puberty as a result of obesity.

Tanisha Mitchell of Suitland, Md. is already a show favorite.  On her first day at the weight loss boarding school, the measuring tape didn’t even fit around her waist. She was the largest student to ever enroll at the boarding school at 510 pounds.

A girl who needed to be driven to and from the cafeteria, lost 130 pounds by the time she came home for summer vacation.

You can watch Mitchell’s journey to weight loss on the Style Network Mondays at 7pm.

Prince George's County Track Club Wins Big at AAU Jr. Olympics

Track Express Track Club (TETC), Prince George County's finest track club has been competing in the AAU Jr. Olympics track meets for over 15 years, breaking records and winning a number of gold medals year after year.

This year, it is no different in Norfolk, VA, with member, Rashad Manning breaking the record in the Javelin Throw for the youth boys. He also won the gold in the Discus and silver in the Shot put.