The GFWC Woman's Club of Laurel Inc. will hold its annual yard sale this Saturday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon, at 16201 Bond Mill Road, between Brooklyn Bridge Road and Orem Drive. The Woman's Club is a nonprofit organization that raises money and gives it back to the community.
If you like finding "treasures" then this is the place to go Saturday morning. Rain date is Sept. 24. If you would like to donate items that are in good condition to the Woman's Club or for more information, call 301-405-3763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of us from West Laurel are members of the Woman's Club. If you are interested in finding out more about us, come to the yard sale Saturday — we would be most happy to fill you in: We welcome new members.
Tonight, the West Laurel Civic Association is sponsoring the West Laurel Neighborhood Watch meeting at 7 p.m. at the West Laurel Community Building. Find out what really happens when you dial 9-1-1 in an emergency situation. Speakers include West Laurel resident Brian Moe, the county's director of Homeland Security; Charlynn Flaherty, associate director, Public Safety Communications; Rhonda Jackson, division manager, Public Information and Community Outreach; and William McGown, 911 Operations Manager.
WLCA heads up: The fall general meeting will be held Oct. 27 with Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker as guest speaker. Nov. 5 is Dumpster Day at the West Laurel Community Building.
After Hurricane Irene, I contacted the Prince George's Department of Public Works and Transportation to see if any of West Laurel's hurricane debris would be picked up.
The answer was "no." There were designated areas to bring the debris. Regular yard waste pick-up was still on Wednesdays, however, all branches and other tree debris was to be bundled.
Mysteriously the debris we had sitting by the curb waiting for us to bundle just disappeared on Saturday.
I didn't even notice until Sunday but was curious as to where it all went. Then a neighbor said that a county truck was going through the neighborhood all week to pick up curbside debris. That's where our big pile of tree limbs must have gone!
That was a really nice surprise.
If you need to know if this truck will be coming to your street, you can call Prince George's County DPWT at 301-883-5600.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times