The AAPD Hosts the 2019 Leadership Awards Gala in Washington

The American Association of People with Disabilities’ Leadership Awards Gala provides a unique opportunity for AAPD’s partners, supporters and colleagues to demonstrate their support of disability rights while bringing together the disability community with business and government leadership for one night each year. The 2019 Leadership Awards Gala will be held on March 12 at the Washington Hilton in Washington D.C. Tickets for this special event may be purchased on To learn more about the AAPD and its mission, visit

HIP to Host Homebuyers’ Seminar March 16

HIP, a HUD-approved housing counseling agency, is hosting an eight-hour Homebuyers’ Seminar on March 16 at Long & Foster Realtor in Bowie. Participants must register in advance, and a certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the class. Participants can learn about affordable mortgage loans, understand how your credit will affect your payments, understand what you are signing (and paying for) at closing, and resources for down payment and closing cost assistance.


Mixed-Use Development Proposed to Replace Sears at Bowie Town Center

A development report from the city shows more than 360,000 square feet of office space, 1,406 dwelling units and 944,184 feet of retail have been developed at Bowie Town Center. It includes a Macy’s, a Safeway and Best Buy, as well as a Panera Bread and fast-casual restaurant chains. Councilman Michael Esteve said more community conversations about retail in Bowie are needed. The property’s owner, Seritage, LLC, has proposed replacing the former Sears (across the street from City Hall and the police station) with a mixed-use development.