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  • Estate Sale / Auction Ends March 23

    Estate Sale / Auction Ends March 23

    There’s a moving sale at the historic railroad manager William Early House in Brandywine online. It’s a full estate sale / auction with bids starting at $1 on 95 lots (groups of items) at this link: https://www.maxsold.com/usa/maryland/brandywine Sale includes: outdoor benches, furniture, antiques, collectables, books, framed pictures, housewares, Victorian oil lamps, cameras – antique &…

  • Historic William W. Early house for sale

    The historic house of the railroad manager in Brandywine, which was built in 1907, is for sale listed here and with video tour here. You can find history about the house on this site here and history and photos of the Early family from our photos page. William W. Early was the railroad manager and…

  • Michael Jackson new Senator

    After a Democratic Central Committee search, Michael Jackson, former Maryland Delegate representative for District 27 B, he was sworn in by the governor to replace Senator Miller, who broke records in his longetivity of service to this area. Senator Miller (Thomas V. “Mike” Miller) passed on January 15, 2021 after a long bout with cancer.…

  • Blood Drive – Severe Shortage

    The Brandywine Lion’s Club announces: Thursday at 2 PM – 7 PM at Baden Volunteer Fire Department – VFD NOTE: This event is currently fully booked. Check the Red Cross appointment site regularly for possible openings. And book an appointment early for our Oct 1st Blood Drive! Message from the American Red Cross:SEVERE SHORTAGE ALERT:…

  • Water Testing

    Some of the residents in Brandywine are on WSSC, but many are on well water. The county does not provide water testing at this time. There is a website that can give some insight on the cleanliness of your water and what you could do to make it cleaner. Environmental Working Group (EWG) has testing…

  • Agritourism vs. Dirty Energy

    Thanks to Clean Air Prince George’s for taking members of the County Council on a bus tour of Brandywine to learn about clean and healthy, sustainable businesses for our rural tier versus dirty fossil-fuel industries. They have a list of place they traveled and a brief description of their importance in the discussion, with a…

  • Stop 3rd Gas Power Plant – Aug. 14 deadline

    The Mattawoman fossil fuel power plant may still come to Brandywine – bigger and closer to Brandywine Road than previously planned! Check out this web page for more information and how you can help.

  • Tuesday July 23 – Mattawoman Energy Public Comment Meeting

    A Public Comment Hearing on Mattawoman Energy Center’s proposal to build and change from water to air cooled, to be held on Tuesday July 23, 2019 at 7 PM, at the Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department’s Social Hall, 14201 Brandywine Road, Brandywine , Maryland 20613 See research document on the National Institute of Health for harm…

  • Mattawoman Energy is no longer a Dominion Energy customer for natural gas

    Southern Maryland News’s Enquirer-Gazette reported on May 16 by journalist, Paul Lagasse, “Customer bows out of Dominion pipeline project” per the image caption “Dominion Energy Cove Point LLC announced last week that Mattawoman Energy LLC is no longer a customer for natural gas to be delivered by Dominion’s Cove Point Pipeline. Dominion declined to elaborate…

  • Free Vision, Sight, Hearing Tests at Yard Sale This Sat.

    There will be a yard sale on Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Thomas Church located at 14300 St. Thomas Church Road, Upper Marlboro. There will be baked goods and refreshments available for everyone. The Lions Community Outreach Foundation will be offering free screening for vision, glaucoma and hearing from…

  • Brandywine on CNN

    “Cluster of power plants divides a Maryland community” Watch the video, but also see the article here on the CNN website The article has additional information, interviews, and photos. “Brandywine lies in the southeast corner of Maryland’s Prince George’s County. It’s home to just over 6,700 residents, a vast majority of whom — roughly 72%…

  • Joint Base Andrews Brandywine DRMO Community Involvement Survey

    Joint Base Andrews is seeking public feedback regarding its environmental program at the Brandywine Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO) Yard. Members of the public are invited to participate in a survey from July 8-25, 2017 that will provide the Air Force information on public concerns and preferred ways for Base officials to communicate with…

  • Communities Impacted by Natural Gas Summit

    Join neighbors to strategize and workshop shared pathways of actions to address existing and emerging Natural Gas Infrastructure (NGI) in Maryland. From pipelines to compressor stations, our communities are paying for dirty energy with their health and the ever-growing threat of the climate crisis Action Planning Summit June 10, 2017 1 pm – 4 pm…

  • Help Limit Dirty Energy in Brandywine & Protect Our Main Thoroughfare

    We have Keys Power plant in progress building now and the Panda power plant that was our first natural gas power plant in Brandywine (map to both here). Even though natural gas is cleaner than coal, we don’t need another power plant in Brandywine. Imagine this on Brandywine Rd. and what it might do to…

  • Help Protect Brandywine, Maryland

    As you may know, the 4th fossil fuel energy plant in our small town is starting to be built right on Brandywine Road. It will be huge and have stacks that will be releasing the remnants of its cooling water which is waste water purchased from WSSC “as is” – of no guaranteed quality. This…

  • Plant Sale and Swap in Brandywine, MD

    Earth Day, April 22 9 AM – 1 PM  with free music and refreshments, which benefits environmental programs in the area – this year will go to helping the fight against the 3rd gas-generated power plant in Brandywine. plant swap flyer (PDF)

  • Public Opportunity to Comment on Fly Ash Expansion – Hearing is January 25

    The Fly Ash Special Exception hearing is coming on January 25 at 9:30 AM. It is full to capacity as currently allowed, but they want a special exception to increase the amount of fly ash they store at the facility next to the North Keys Park where the ball fields and playground is. Many people…

  • Tonight, Dec. 12, DRMO meeting at Firehouse 7:30

    Proposed Plan information session for the Brandywine DRMO site will be on December 12, 2016, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Brandywine Fire Department, 14201 Brandywine Road, Brandywine, Maryland. See attached fact sheet. Fact Sheet DRMO December2016

  • Brandywine Welcomes Water Walk Maryland!

    Brandywine Welcomes Water Walk Maryland! Sat. Nov. 12th, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM at Chapel of the Incarnation 14070 Brandywine Rd.,Brandywine,MD. Welcome All! Community Fun Event to Support Maryland Fracking Ban: Free snacks and beverages – coffee house style! Free live music by The Swampy Bottom Boys! Free INFORMATION ON GAS INFRASTRUCTURE AND HOW…

  • Fun Learning Event Supports Local Non-Profit – House Tour

    William W. Early Historic House Tour & Ice Cream Social Date: July 17, 2016 Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm Venue: William Earyl House, national historic site Address: 13907 Cherry Tree Crossing Rd. Brandywine, MD 20613 Cost: $17.50 in advance / $20 at door Fundraiser for Community Support Systems – Tours every 1/2 hr. – Live music…

  • June 2 Hearing on Brandywine Mattawoman Power Plant

    2016 MAY 18 Legal Notice_Brandywine PP – this link is to a PDF about the meeting (June 2 7-9 PM at the Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department) that was in the newspaper. Are you nearby the site of the power plant on Brandywine Rd.? Did you get a letter? Some people received it as a letter…

  • Letter to Share with Your Neighbors

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    From The Greater Baden Aquasco Citizens Association (see letter to share with neighbors below after the intro): The Greater Baden Aquasco Citizens Association supports efforts to appeal the planned construction of the 3rd fossil fuel power plant in the immediate area of Brandywine (and the 5th in the local area), named “Mattawoman Energy”.  This gas…

  • Articles about Environmental Action by Brandywine Residents

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     Recent news articles about Brandywine residents fighting a plethora of power plants: Blatant Environmental Racism: The State of Maryland Approved a 5th Power Plant in a Majority Black Community, Residents Sue – Atlanta Black Star – May 16, 2016 Environmental Racism: 5th Power Plant Approved In A Black Community – Black Matters – May 15,…

  • Make a Positive Difference – Stop Power Plant

        Dear Neighbor, We are writing to ask for your help. We have launched a legal challenge to stop the construction of a third power plant in the immediate Brandywine area. Both the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) and our own County Council have pushed these pollution sources forward without regard to public health…

  • Learn to Use New Voting Machines

    SHARING AS REQUESTED: Dear Neighbors, Did you know that beginning with the April 2016 elections and for the foreseeable future Maryland voters will be using paper ballots? Yes, starting this election cycle Maryland will be using a new voting system.  Specifically, the state is returning to paper ballots, and the voting booth will be quite…

  • Upcoming Community Meetings

    Brandywine-North Keys Civic Association: NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 20, 2016, IN THE MEDIA CENTER AT THE BRANDYWINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  THE MEETING BEGINS AT 7:00PM. Brandywine/TB Southern Region Neighborhood Coalition: Rescheduled Dear Neighbor, You’re invited to our community action meeting I am pleased to invite you to participate in a community meeting to…

  • Fracking in Brandywine? Could it happen?

    Maryland voted to ban fracking until for 2 1/2 yrs., which was already 1/2 a year ago. What happens when the ban is over? Could it really happen here? We are, apparently, getting more natural gas plants in Brandywine. Those power plants might want a local resource for their gas. Did you know that the…

  • Elizabeth “Susie” Proctor appointed Delegate

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    Elizabeth “Susie” Proctor replaced her late husband James Proctor, Jr., as our new delegate to the Maryland General Assembly for district 27A. She was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan last month. For those of you new to the area, even though today is Election Day, we only have elections every 2 years here. There are…

  • Remembering Delegate James Proctor

    Delegate James Proctor lived many years in Brandywine, Maryland, though he is most known for serving 25 years in the house of the state of Maryland. The video below was recorded at a candidate forum in Clinton, Maryland. He attended many community group meetings every year. He said his main reason for running was because…

  • Power Plants Hearing

    Public Hearing, August 17, 2015 – 7:00 PM Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department Four power plants in Brandywine?! See blog article on another site here with a map of the location of 3 approved plant and this 4th one that’s proposed and supported by people who want jobs (jobs that will be mostly temporary and not…

  • Town Hall Meeting – March 18

    The Greater Baden Aquasco Citizens Association (GBACA) is organizing a Town Hall Meeting on Wed. March 18th, 7:30 pm at the Baden Firehall (16608 Brandywine Rd. Brandywine Md. 20613) Our county council rep. Mel Franklin will be our guest specifically to talk about the power plants and other community matters.

  • First GBACA meeting of 2015 on Wed.

    Greater Baden-Aquasco Citizens Association meeting at the Baden Fire House Wednesday, January 21, 2015. There will be two speakers (maybe more) at the first GBACA meeting of 2015. Tom Vitale from the gravel mining operation  on Route 381 near the Schmidt Center will provide an update on operations there. James Roberson from the Schmidt Outdoor…

  • Last Minute Gifts, No Mall or Department Story Hassle

    Check out Craigslist in Brandywine and help out a neighbor by buy a unique gift that might suit that special person on your list better than what is available commercially. Here is a “gift” search in Brandywine and a stocking stuffer search in Brandywine. Just go pick up the item from your neighbor. Some accept…

  • Brandywine Resident Invents Electronic Money Manager

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    An inventor from Brandywine, Md., knows how difficult it can be to maintain a strict financial budget, so he created a solution to this common problem. “I wanted to provide a way for members of my family and others to manage their money better,” he said, “so I designed a device that optimizes money management…

  • Prince George’s County Creates PILOTs for Keys Energy Center in Brandywine

    News from the county:  Prince George’s County Creates PILOTs for Keys Energy Center in Brandywine, Generates $56 Million in New Property Taxes for the County and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (PDF)

  • Community Meetup and Social Nov. 19th 7-9 PM

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    Greater Baden Aquasco Citizens Association Sponsors A Community Meetup and Social Local Artists and Authors, Local Farms and Food Local Organizations and Businesses Refreshments, Door Prizes, 50/50 Raffle Welcome All! Wed. November 19th, 2014 7-9 PM Baden Fire Hall 16608 Brandywine Rd. Brandywine, MD 20613 Live Music from the Bluegrass Shack Meet your neighbor! Holiday…

  • Hearing on New Gas Plant in Brandywine

    The Maryland Department of the Environment has scheduled a public informational hearing Monday, November 17 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department.  Keys Energy has applied to construct a natural gas-fired, air-cooled electric generation facility and associated gas, potable water and sewer lines at 10322 North Keys Road, Brandywine, MD.

  • News about Crop Hop through Brandywine

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    “Crop Hop stops include Romano Winery & Vineyard in Brandywine; P.A. Bowen Farmstead in Brandywine, which features artisan cheeses; Bald Eagle Farm in Brandywine, which raises Black Angus cattle….” See: Cyclists to take spin around Brandywine, Upper Marlboro farms

  • Dorothy J. ‘Dottie’ Carlson, librarian (0bituary of note)

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    From the Washington Post today: Dorothy J. “Dottie” Carlson, 86, a librarian with the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System in Baden and Clinton for 19 years, died Sept. 30 at a hospital in Washington. She suffered a heart attack, said her husband, Quick Carlson. Mrs. Carlson, a resident of Brandywine, Md., was born Dorothy Andrews…

  • 3 News Items: New Handyman Service, New Development Hearing, & HS Helps Former Cheerleader

    There’s a new women-owned professional service business in town – Mr. Handyman of Ft. Washington and Clinton is actually based in Brandywine and serves all of southern Prince George’s County and areas to the south. This service closes the circle as Mr. Handyman is in all the DC & surrounding area now. There is a…

  • Celebrate Baden Day – Sat., Sept. 27 – 12 noon-5 pm

    Baden Community Center 13601 Baden-Westwood Road Brandywine, MD 12 noon-5 pm Celebrate Baden Community Day! This Family Fun Community Day features mechanical rides, carnival like games, face painting, artists, a moon bounce, train rides and vendors. Last year we had a winning entry to the Get To Know contest from Baden Day. Will we have…

  • Timothy Brandywine Development between Brandywine and Short Cut Roads, east of Rt. 301

    From the Washington Post: Timothy Brandywine Investment 1 & 2, Crofton. A site plan was submitted for proposed grading and infrastructure work at the Villages of Timothy Branch. The 334-acre project calls for 1,200 residential units and 305,000 square feet of commercial space on the east side of Route 301, south of Short Cut and…

  • Upcoming Community Events in Brandywine & Baden

    Greater Baden Aquasco Citizens Association (GBACA) and the Brandywine-North Keys Civic Association (BNKCA) will both hold their community meetings on Wednesday, Sept 17 GBACA will meet at the Baden VFD Hall at 7:30 p.m. and BNKCA will meet at Brandywine Elementary School at 7:00 p.m. Yard Sale on Sept 20, 8 am to 1 pm…

  • Public Schools Announcement

    The Prince George’s County Public Schools is implementing a number of strategies to ensure the health and safety of students and employees. – All impacted schools will receive bottled water to meet the needs of the students and staff in each building. -There will be no interruptions or changes to meal services as most food…

  • FLASH FLOOD WARNING

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… NORTHERN CHARLES COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND… * UNTIL 530 PM EDT * AT 225 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN CAPABLE OF PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING. RADAR ESTIMATES THAT ADDITIONAL RAINFALL…

  • YARD SALE – AUG. 16 IN BRANDYWINE

    Yard Sale this Saturday 6 AM to 1 PM on 10709 North Keys Rd. Furniture and household misc. Priced to sell, some items free. Please spread the word!

  • Community Support Systems training on hunger took place today

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    Community Support Systems offered a training on hunger to their volunteers today. Amanda Melara, who works for Capital area food bank, was the trainer. She imparted some useful information to us. “Food insecurity” is not knowing where your next nutritious meal is coming from. There is no national measurement. USDA decided not to measure it.…

  • Yard Sale – Sat., July 26 6 AM – 1 PM

    Yard Sale this Saturday 6 AM to 1 PM on North Keys Rd. at #10709. Furniture and household misc. Priced to sell, some items free. Please spread the word!

  • 4th Annual District 9 Family & Friends Day – Aug. 3

    From Our County Council Representative, Mel Franklin: *New Location – Showplace Arena* 4th ANNUAL DISTRICT 9 FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY Sunday, Aug. 3rd, 3pm-6pm   Please join me and your neighbors on Sunday, August 3rd outdoors at the site of the Showplace Arena and Equestrian Center at 14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 for our 4th annual District 9 Family & Friends…