🌱 Celebrating Harriet Tubman Year in Medicine + local animal adoption

Happy Thursday Laurel! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening locally today.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Warmer with a parasitic shower. High: 69 Low: 43.


Here are Laurel’s top three stories today:

  1. According to Patch reporter Kristin Danley-Greiner, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s birth, Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed 2022 “the year of Harriet Tubman”. Many activities are offered to celebrate Tubman, who, after breaking free from slavery at age 27, became a conductor on the Maryland Underground Railroad. She helped hundreds of other slaves flee the South to freedom, earning her the nickname “Moses of her people”.(Room)
  2. If you were hoping to adopt a pet, look no further than these Laurel area animal shelters. Patch has worked with Petfinder to compile the list of pets available for adoption near you this week. Whether you’re looking for cuddles or companionship, one of these animals could be the perfect fit for your family. (Laurel patch)
  3. Governor Larry Hogan recently announced that the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has donated 50 Astral portable ventilators to treat patients at frontline hospitals in Ukraine. The ventilators will support the treatment of children and adults who were injured during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “The State of Maryland continues to stand in solidarity with President Zelensky and the people of Ukraine,” Governor Hogan said. “We are proud to make this donation to help save lives and help Ukrainians in the fight against Russian aggression.” (Maryland.gov)

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  • PGCPS: For National Agriculture Day, officers from @usdagov and @nationalffa visited Gwynn Park High School to learn about their award-winning FFA chapter and see student projects in action! (Instagram)
  • Laurel Police Station: Thanks to the kindness of all of you, for the generous sock donations from our sock drive, we were able to donate socks and COVID testing to The Hope House here in Laurel. (Facebook)
  • Prince George’s County Police: We continue to honor our women in March! #WomensHistoryMonth #PrinceGeorgesProud #FirstToServe (Instagram)
  • Prince George’s County Police: It’s always a good day to learn forensic science. sergeant. Sinibaldi joined Cpl. Mcfarlane at High Point High School to teach students the discipline responsible for solving many of our investigations. (Instagram)
  • Laurel Police Station: We would like to commend Detective Kropff for his pivotal role in leading to the arrest and conviction of a fraudulent serial criminal. (Facebook)
  • Laurel Parks and Recreation: The Department of Parks and Recreation is hiring for several seasonal positions, including park maintenance, lifeguards, day camp counselors, and more! Job requirements, hours and salaries vary. (Facebook)
  • Town of Laurel – Government: Do you know someone born in 1922? A big party awaits them. (Facebook)
  • Town of Laurel – Government: Here’s a chance for your college kid to win a laptop and cash! (Facebook)
  • Town of Laurel – Government: Laurel area parents: We are passing on this information on the Open House for St. Mary of the Mills Catholic School. (Facebook)
  • Town of Laurel Economic and Community Development Department: JThe Ward Redistricting and Delineation Advisory Committee deciding which ward you will vote in has another meeting scheduled for March 30 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. You can listen in or register to speak and have your say. (Facebook)
  • Town of Laurel – Government: Enjoy this feature on a local Laurel Arts Council artist. (Facebook)
  • Public Information, Bowie Police Department: Did you know? Police impersonation scams are nothing new. If you get a call from someone claiming to be a law enforcement agency and they are asking for money, hang up! It’s a scam. (next door)
  • Corporal Kurt Schnitzenbaumer, Prince George’s County Police Department: PAL 2022 Summer Programs are NOW OPEN for registration! Apart from the summer tennis program, all other PAL 2022 summer programs are now open for registration. (next door)
  • Next door neighbour, Arbory: I am a single mother of two little girls and the owner of the house I have been renting for a few years has decided to sell. Do any of you know anyone who has a three bedroom townhouse for rent in Laurel? (next door)
  • Next door neighbour, Walker Hill: I am looking for a very good dentist nearby. My mouth is a gold mine for a lucky doctor and I need to find someone fast! Any suggestions would be appreciated. (next door)
  • Economic Development Corporation – Communications Specialist Jordyn Tillman, Government of Prince George’s County: *Tuesday to go* We receive Krazi with Nomie Hamid and his Virtual X Kitchen in The City of College Park! (next door)

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Alright, you’re all caught up for today! See you all tomorrow morning for your next update.

Alexis Goering

About me: My name is Alexis A. Goring. I’m a Bowie area resident with a pulse for people, news and reporting! I worked for 15 years as a freelance writer/editor/editor in the media industry. I’m also a published author, an experienced blogger, and the founder of Writer at Heart Editorial Services. Visit my website for more details about me and my work. Here is the link: https://alexisagoring.jimdofree.com.

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