Beyond Hyattsville

Late artist’s ‘Great Blue Herons’ lands in Riverdale Park

February 9, 2018

A new sculpture sits at the corner of a busy intersection, part beautification and part environmental meditation. On Feb. 7, the Town of Riverdale Park dedicated a new sculpture recently installed at East-West Highway and Route 1 at the J.D. Williams Office Building. The sculpture, “Great [read more]

Vigilante Coffee members to compete in U.S. CoffeeChamps

February 2, 2018

By KRISSI HUMBARD — Two members of the Vigilante Coffee Co. team are headed to New Orleans to compete for a spot in the national coffee championships. Diane Contreras, Vigilante’s director of training, and Franklin Ventura, the shop’s head roaster, took a road trip to the competition [read more]

Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra finds a new home

January 21, 2018

BY KREIG MEYERS — Almost two years after the closure of their namesake, the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra (BCJO) may have found a new home thanks to the Artist Partner Program at the University of Maryland (UMD). The 17-piece jazz band, founded in 2010 by baritone saxophonist Brad Linde, had [read more]

Gateway CDC celebrates 20 years of arts-focused revitalization

December 21, 2017

BY ROSANNA WEAVER — “Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges through ART” was the theme of a gala held Nov. 9 to celebrate 20 years of the Gateway Community Development Corporation (Gateway CDC) and its role in creating arts-driven revitalization of the Route 1 Corridor. (The Gateway CDC works [read more]

From the Editor: No Peace for the Peace Cross

December 21, 2017

BY HEATHER WRIGHT — Uncertainty seems to have been cemented into the foundations of the Peace Cross. Construction of the concrete and rose granite World War I memorial began in 1919, but was halted in 1922 due to lack of funding. Later that year, the commissioners of Bladensburg deeded the [read more]

Robert Harper Books slated to close in 2018

December 20, 2017

BY ELLEN TREIMEL — Robert Harper Books, the Hyattsville area’s only stand-alone bookstore, is slated to close its doors at the end of January 2018. The store opened in March 2016 on a short block of Rhode Island Avenue, just off the Trolley Trail and near the Riverdale MARC train station. The [read more]

City offers family resource workshops

December 5, 2017

The City of Hyattsville has begun offering free, bilingual family resource workshops. You can keep your family healthy and happy with various low-cost, bilingual resources in our community. Join staff at any or all of these events to learn more: Wednesday, December 6, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Family [read more]

BREAKING NEWS: Hyattsville mayor to run for County Council

November 1, 2017

Updated 11/1 at 8 p.m. BY ROSANNA WEAVER — Hyattsville Mayor Candace B. Hollingsworth announced her plans Nov. 1 to run for a seat on the Prince George’s County Council representing District 2. “I love my city and I’ve loved this job,” Hollingsworth said, in a video announcing her [read more]
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