The Beltsville News – All Volunteer Newspaper

The Beltsville News

The Beltsville Newspaper

Take a look at the archived Beltsville Newspaper in pdf format here

The Beltsville News focuses on the Beltsville community through 14,000 copies published monthly. The paper is staffed by all volunteers serving the Beltsville community with love, but without pay. Our purpose is to serve and support the Beltsville community. As an unincorporated area, it is important to maintain an identity. Part of this identity is in knowing what the people of Beltsville are doing.

Another part is keeping in touch with zoning and road developments. We feature school news, local business and agriculture stories, organizational news and whatever news is important to the residents of the Beltsville area. We are local in focus and this parochialism is intended. Broad societal concerns are readily available elsewhere.

To get our news, we use volunteer writers and photographers. We rely on volunteers within organizations to tell us about the schools, the youth groups, the veterans and young at heart groups and the activities at our library and community center. We also rely on the residents to tell us about the important events in their life.

With volunteers we have produced a paper that received 3rd place nationally for General Excellence, Monthly Division, from the National Newspaper Association.

Volunteers Wanted

News: Rick Bergman, 1 Morton Place, Laurel, MD 20707. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope if photo is to be returned. Accepted material may be edited. Letters to the Editor on local topics are encouraged. Names may be withheld upon request.

Advertising: Ted Ladd
11722 Emack Rd. Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 937-6796

Classified: Evelyn Adkins
10418 44th Ave. Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 937-7954

Business/Billing: Evelyn Adkins
10418 44th Ave. Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 937-7954

Subscriptions: Send $15 to Carolyn Scarcia, 11007 Emack Rd. Beltsville, MD 20705

Distribution: Carolyn Scarcia – 301-937-7765

General Information: Phil Whitman 301-210-7443 ext. 42


Editor Emeritas: Sally Ehrle
Managing Editor: Phil Whitman
News Director: Rick Bergmann
Classifieds: Evelyn Adkins
Circulation: Carolyn Scarcia
Advertising Manager: Ted Ladd
Business Manager: Evelyn Adkins

Supporting Staff Members: Jim Butcher, Ivy Christoffers, Karen Coakley, Rebecca Hutchings, Mariah McKenzie, Elizabeth Olson, Bill Raulin, Doris Shirley, Nancy Thrush and Ann Wistort.


14,000 copies published monthly; 10,000 mailed in the 20705 zip code (total saturation) and 4,000 pick up copies available at The Beltsville Library, Community Center, Selected Stores, and Churches.

Information taken from The Beltsville News February 2014 issue and online from


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