Jun 27 - Enjoy the Weekend and Stay Safe!

Post date: Jun 27, 2014 6:51:57 PM

Recently a neighbor asked about outdoor fires, such as fire pits in residential yards. They are not prohibited. Attached for your information are relevant sections of County fire safety and air pollution regulations (see below).

In brief;

  • property owners or tenants may have recreational fires (such as small campfires, fire pits, wood/charcoal burning grills etc.) on private property
  • they must be attended at all times until extinguished (a nearby water hose is recommended)
  • the fire department may prohibit these at any time it is determined they create a hazard (e.g. high winds, dry conditions)
  • open fires must be 30 feet or more from any building or structure
  • a clear space, free of combustibles, must be maintained around the fire for 10 feet

Contact Bob Ryan, Director of City Services, for more information (bryan@collegeparkmd.gov, 240-487-3570).

College Park Farmers Market @ Hollywood (next to the REI)

Saturday, June 28, 9AM - 1PM

"We’re starting the July 4th celebration early this Saturday! Come to the market to shop for your 4thof July picnic, and you’ll also be able to:

  • Welcome back Ashley and her friends from the Circus School. They will entertain kids of all ages with their special talents – making animal balloons, hats, and swords; juggling; and walking on stilts.
  • FREE face-painting by north College Park resident Donna Weene.
  • John, head mechanic from Proteus Bicycles (one of our sponsors!), will be there from 9 am to 12 Noon to give your bike a FREE check (shifting, brakes, drive train etc.) and make minor adjustments.
  • Sign up for a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate from Behnke’s (another one of our sponsors!) and a gift certificate for a sandwich and drink from New York Deli(yet another one of our sponsors!). All you have to do is stop by the market tent, give us your name and contact information, and we’ll call or email you if you win one of the certificates.
  • If you plan to buy something from Roy & RT’s Kitchen and Garden or from Heavenly Created Desserts, stop by the market table to get a $1 coupon (one per individual or family) for their delicious food.
  • Fine jewelry artist Betty Gailes will be at the market Saturday to share her handmade beaded and sterling silver jewelry. Betty shares her life with Bill, owner of Gailes Violin, whose support for the market has earned him “angel” status.
  • Janis from the College Park Committee for a Better Environment will distribute large and small mesh produce bags."

College Park Farmers Market @ City Hall

Sunday, June 29, 10AM - 2PM

"The season is nearly a third of the way through, but the Downtown market is hitting its stride with new vendors and more local produce after the long winter. Last week marked the arrival of two new vendors in Bonaparte Breads and True Honey Teas. Bonaparte Breads will be returning weekly, while True Honey Teas will be making an appearance every other week. Also last week, Sweet Tease Cupcakery debuted salads and sandwiches, so stop by again this week to grab lunch or dinner.

New this week is Crafty Creations by Barb, which sells a variety of handmade items including market bags and baby items. Additionally, a vendor selling compost will be in attendance.

Unfortunately Batty Batches will miss the market this Sunday and in July, but they will return on the last Sunday in August. A full-time jam and jelly is also expected to begin in August on the remaining weeks of the month.

For this week the market has scheduled free pace painting from 11:00am to 12:00pm, as well as free samples from Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, which is located in the College Park Shopping Center. Later in July, Garbanzo will return to the market for a cooking demonstration featuring their kabobs.

*Free parking is available in Downtown on Sundays, including the parking garage across from City Hall. "