In Observance of Columbus Day the Town Hall offices will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2015 and will reopen on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.

The Commissioners and staff wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday!

“Landings” newsletter—October 2015

Click on the link below to read the October 2015 issue of the Landings newsletter . . .


The Board of Town Commissioners will hold a Regular Town Meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.  The meeting is open to the public, and time is allotted at the end of the agenda for public participation and comment.

“Domestic Violence Has No Place in Our Community”

Join the Prince George’s Office of the Sheriff and Get Your FREE Purple Lightbulb & Let Your Light Shine!

Thursday, October 1, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Click on link below to view & download the Flyer . . .


14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772




Join Doctors Community Hospital’s Center for Comprehensive Breast Care at a P.I.N.K.I.E. (Purposely Involved N Keeping Individuals Educated) Party. Within an atmosphere full of fun activities, lively music and exciting gifts, women will learn more about breast cancer and the importance of mammograms.

  • Annual mammogram screenings
  • Clinical breast exams
  • Breast health education
  • Manicures and hand massages
  • Seated massages
  • Body wraps
  • Healthy hair tips (braiding and barbering)
  • Toning workouts
  • Reflexology
  • Zumba
  • Music
  • Swag bags
  • And lots more

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 9 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.

Doctors Community Hospital

Emergency Department Garage (top level)

8118 Good Luck Road

Lanham, Maryland 20706

RSVP: 240-242-7422 or


Breast Screening Recommendations

Women should get regular screening mammograms to help detect breast cancer early – when it is most treatable.

They should be screened for breast cancer at:

  • Ages 40 and older – have mammograms and clinical breast exams yearly
  • Ages 20s and 30s – have clinical breast exams as part of regular health assessments at least every three years
  • Ages 20 and older – perform breast self-exams and notify doctors of any changes immediately

Breast Cancer Information

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancerous) cells develop in breast tissue.

Though early-stage breast cancer does not always have symptoms, some may develop as the tumor grows.

  • A painless lump in or near the breast
  • A change in breast size or firmness
  • Nipple itching, burning, rash, turning inward or discharge
  • A warm area in the breast
  • Breast skin changes such as dimpling, a sore or a rash
  • Swelling in the armpit

Upon experiencing any of the above symptoms, women should contact their physicians immediately.



Center for Comprehensive Breast Care

8116 Good Luck Road

Professional Office Building, Suite 110

Lanham, Maryland 20706

301-DCH-4YOU | 301-324-4968 |

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Prince George’s County Hosts Major Events This Weekend

Upper Marlboro, MD –  This weekend, Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th  Prince George’s County will have multiple major events taking place throughout the County. Residents, visitors, and thru traffic may encounter traffic congestion.  All motorists are encouraged to drive with caution and consider planning ahead for alternative routes and possible delays.

Memorial Services for Del. James E. Proctor Jr., Clinton, MD
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since 1990 representing the 27th Legislative District, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2015.  Del. Proctor’s funeral services will take place on Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s of Piscataway Catholic Church, 13401 Piscataway Road, in Clinton, MD.  Visitation is from 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., with reflections beginning at 11:15 a.m. and Mass starting at 12:00 p.m.  Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 8000 Woodyard Road, Clinton, MD.

2015 Joint Base Andrews Air Show, Camp Springs, MD
Making its return to Prince George’s County after a five year hiatus, the 2015 Joint Base Andrews Air Show is free and open to the public. Over 100,000 visitors and dignitaries are expected to attend. Gates open at 9:00 a.m., with opening ceremonies at 11:30 a.m., and aerial demonstrations from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Parking for the Air Show will be at  FedEx Field and Branch Avenue Metro Station with shuttles running from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Shuttles returning attendees back to their vehicles will run until after the final performance.

23rd Annual Bluebird Blues Festival, Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD
Taking place 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the 23rd Annual Bluebird Blues Festival has become one of the County’s premier events. Each year, the festival attracts an average of 12,000 people, dozens of vendors, and national blues acts. The event is free and open to the public. The festival includes two stages, a main stage with a headline performer and three nationally known artists; the smaller stage features three additional acts and a blues workshop conducted by a blues scholar. Children can participate in face painting, roving artists, tattoo art and many other events sponsored by The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Alcohol and pets, excluding service animals, are not permitted.

Washington Redskins vs. St. Louis Rams, FedEx Field, Landover, MD
The Redskins will play the St. Louis Rams on Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.  Purple, Orange and Green parking lots open at 9:00 a.m. The RedZone Lot opens at 8:00 a.m.  For parking and directions information for FedEx Field, please click here.

34th Annual Hispanic Festival, Adelphi, MD
This Sunday, September 20, 2015, from Noon to 6 p.m., the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation will present its 34th annual Hispanic Festival at Lane Manor Park, 7601 West Park Drive and University Boulevard, in Adelphi, MD.  This free festival, which regularly draws more than 10,000 people, will feature carnival games, arts and crafts, two stages of entertainment, and delicious food celebrating Hispanic culture and heritage. Various Prince George’s County Government departments and agencies will also be on hand to provide resources, opportunities, and information to attendees.

For more information please visit the County’s website news page.

The Board of Town Commissioners have canceled September’s regularly scheduled Work Session, and in its place, will hold an Emergency Town Meeting on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 9:15 a.m. at the Town Hall, 14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. This meeting was arranged in order that the Board may vote on a time-sensitive contract proposal essential to the Town Hall Renovation and Addition Project. The meeting is open to the public.

The next Town of Upper Marlboro Historical Committee “Archiving & Planning Session” will be on September 19, 2015 at the Town Hall starting at 10:00 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. Residents of the Town and surrounding area are encouraged to bring items of historical interest (such as letters, drawings and photos) to be scanned for the Town’s Archives. Contributors will receive a copy of the scans on a CD free of charge. The TUMHC also conducts Oral History interviews to chronicle the stories of people and events from our Town’s past—one can interview at this meeting, or schedule an interview for a later date that’s more convenient. For more information, call the Town Hall, or contact the TUMHC on their website at: where you can also see many images already in the Town’s Archives.

The TUMHC is always looking for new members and volunteers to help out with events, research and archiving our Town’s rich history. You don’t have to be a researcher or a historian to participate . . . Just a local citizen who wants to give back to their community—and have fun doing it! Visit their website at: where you can see photos, maps and documents from the Town’s Archives.

Prince George’s County Fair kicks off today at a new location

The County Fair is being held at Rosecroft Raceway — a different location from past years — from Thursday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Sept. 13.

The fair is traditionally held at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Prince George’s Equestrian Center and Show Place Arena. This year’s fair is being hosted at Rosecroft Raceway because of a scheduling conflict. The Prince George’s County Fair is the oldest running fair in the State of Maryland, according to a news release. Held first in 1842, it was intended to allow local farmers the opportunity to showcase their produce, field crops and livestock within the local community.

Activities include pig races, a chainsaw carver, petting zoo, NASCAR simulator cars, harness racing,, 4-H exhibits and judging, and live music from bands and a DJ.

The fair includes a carnival from Rosedale Attractions and Show, which will provide amusement rides and other carnival attractions for all ages.

Thursday, Sept. 10, is Seniors Day; anyone age 55 and older is admitted at no charge.

Sunday, Sept. 13, is Military Appreciation Day, granting free admission to members of the military (with proper identification) and their immediate family. Tickets must still be picked up at the box office before entering the fair.


  • Thursday, September 10, 2015 – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday, September 11, 2015 – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 12, 2015 – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 13, 2015 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


  • Ages 12 and older – $6
  • Ages 6-11 – $5
  • Ages 5 and younger – Free
  • Seniors (55 and older) – Thursday Free, $5 all other days

Note: Carnival rides and other attractions will require the purchase of a ticket. Parking at Rosecroft Raceway is free.

Where: Rosecroft Raceway, 6336 Rosecroft Drive, Fort Washington 20744

Register for Know Your Neighborhood

Help us create Prince George’s 21st Century zoning and subdivision regulations by getting to KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. Join us for the second installment of a two-part series to learn more about neighborhoods in Prince George’s County, the zoning context that shape our communities, and how these regulations affect our everyday lives.  We will share information about the Zoning Rewrite, provide resources to help your neighborhood, and have a little fun to help you GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS. This event is FREE and open to the public.

To register, visit the Planning Department’s website at:

Session 2: Build Your Neighborhood
Thursday, September 17, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex
8001 Sheriff Rd, Landover, MD 20785