We do a lot of pushing and campaigning for more upscale retail but you know one thing our county does have, some good consignment and thrift stores. A new one opened up in Beltsville at the Chestnutt Hill Shopping Center. Renaissance Art & Style Thrift Boutique is located at 10403 47th Avenue and was established to support the Prince George’s Harlem Remembrance Foundation, a 501 (c)3 tax exempt community organization, in its mission to provide quality programming about African American History, Culture, Art and service to the greater Prince George’s County community. So you can go get your unique shop on and support a worthy cause. This Saturday March 8th from 4-7pm, they’re hosting an event: A Beautiful Guise –Learn how to put your style on display with Brenda Gorham, owner of Beautiful Guise. Check them out.
Modells new Capitol Heights store opens today, March 6th at the Ritchie Station Marketplace location, 1761 Ritchie Station, right next to BJ’s. They have all kinds of promotions going on. Check the advertisement. Washington Wizard Bradley Beal will be making an appearance. Don’t forget that the new TJ Maxx is now open too at Ritchie Station Marketplace, 1751 Ritchie Station Court
If you have a youth between the ages of 15-19 in need of a Summer Job, get them registered for the Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP) for 2014. I grew up working for DC’s Summer Youth Employment Program and it was a great experience. Young people need to know the value of money and the integrity of working for it. Prince George’s County Government’s application acceptance (for County government jobs only) period began on Monday, February 24 and will end on Friday, March 21, 2014. For more information on Youth@Work/SYEP 2014, including summer employment opportunities offered by our business partners, visit www.PrinceGeorgesCountyMd.gov and click on the Youth@Work slider. Links to sites are (or soon will be) available on the County website to apply for employment opportunities with the other entities listed above. Again, click on the Youth@Work slider. Even after the application period for the County government closes on March 21, 2014, the website will remain open to receive applications for the other entities, which have varying application periods.
County youth, between the ages of 15 – 19, are strongly encouraged to register online for free job readiness training, which will be provided by the Prince George’s Community College in partnership with the Prince George’s County Public Schools. Registration will be open until April 4, 2014. To register online, visit www.PrinceGeorgesCountymd.gov, click on the Youth@Work slider and go directly to the Job Readiness Training Section. The Greater Prince George’s County Business Roundtable, Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and Prince George’s County Government will have summer employment opportunities available. Application acceptance periods vary for each entity.
County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown joined the County’s Health Department, the Global Vision Foundation, state and local leaders, and community partners for a press conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the opening of the Global Vision Community Health Center in Capitol Heights, Maryland. The Global Vision Community Health Center is located at 9171 Central Ave in Capitol Heights, MD; contact them at (301) 499-2270. This center is the first of five Health Enterprise Zones (HEZ) patient centered medical homes set to open in Prince George’s County. Funding for this initiative was provided through the Maryland HEZ program, which was championed by Lt. Governor Brown and administered by the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Inspired by its mission, “Care for One Person, One Family and One Community at a Time,” Global Vision Community Health Center will provide primary care to infants, children and adults. The HEZ initiative is designed to positively impact the health outcomes of those medically underserved in Prince George’s County.