Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Bowie 2014 Year in Review


  • Bowie City Council approves money for a new sports facility
  • Old caboose out at Railroad museum; new caboose to arrive in 2015
  • Solar panels grow in popularity in Bowie
  • Man murdered in parking lot of Belair Swim & Racquet Club
  • City of Bowie purchases its first electric car
  • Bowie Police Department purchases electric motorcycles


  • Melford plans moving forward
  • Plans for new Walmart Supercenter on 301 moving forward
  • Close to a deal at Marketplace
  • WB&A spur hiker/biker trail construction began in 2014; scheduled to be complete in 2015
  • Bowie Heritage Trail construction to begin in 2015, including playground at Railroad Museum


  • Todd Turner (County Council)


  • Geraldine Valentino-Smith (Maryland House of Delegates)
  • Marvin Holmes (Maryland House of Delegates)
  • Joe Vallario (Maryland House of Delegates)
  • Doug Peters (Maryland Senate)

No Longer With Us

  • Longtime Bowie politician Mary Conroy


  • Anthony's N.Y. Pizza and Pasta House (Free State)
  • Little Caesars (Bowie Plaza)
  • Smoothie King (Bowie Town Center)
  • Electric Charging Station (Bowie Town Center)
  • FastCare Clinic urgent care facility (Free State Giant)


  • Quizno's (Bowie Town Center)
  • Frozen Yo (Bowie Town Center)
  • Dairy Queen (Bowie Town Center)
  • Subway (Bowie Town Center)

Coming Soon

  • Chuck's Wagon Barbeque (Bowie Plaza)
  • Jimmy Johns (Bowie Town Center)
  • Speed Camera in front of Benjamin Tasker Middle School (January 5th)
  • Samosa Supreme (14207 Old Annapolis Road; format J-Mart location)
  • Wingzone (Bowie Town Center; former Quizno's location)