Beyond Hyattsville

From the Editor: The Perils and Pluses of Popularity

April 10, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — One of the many pleasures of this editorial gig is the opportunity to dig into local topics and questions that are of particular interest to me.  As a longtime member of the Prince George’s  Pool, which is known as PG Pool,  I’ve been fascinated by its evolution [read more]

Support your local Olympians

April 7, 2013

Credit: Sigma Phi Epsilon BY SUSIE CURRIE — Longtime local resident Dennis Vacante has been coaching Special Olympics athletes for 37 years. As the assistant area director for Prince George’s County Special Olympics, he also helps raise money for the group’s uniforms, medals and venue space [read more]

Two retailers leave Queens Chapel shopping plaza

March 7, 2013

In nearby Chillum, the Shops at Queens Chillum shopping center has already seen the recent departure of the longtime tenant Fleisher Jewelers. Next month, it will lose one of its two anchors as well. Giant Food announced that the store, which opened on Queens Chapel Road in 1954, would be closing [read more]

Art will bloom at former florist’s

January 15, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — A new art school is coming to Hyattsville. Art Works Studio School of Mount Rainier will be moving into the Route 1 building in Hyattsville that for many years housed Marche Florists. William Marche started the family business in 1908 in Washington, D.C.  After he [read more]

Letter to the editor: Alfred Lawson

January 13, 2013

I recently received a copy of an article you printed last year about Lawson’s pharmacy in Hyattsville. I really enjoyed reading the article about Mr. Sabatelli and the brief history of the store because it was I that opened that drugstore back in 1948. I operated it successfully for almost 40 [read more]

From the Editor: Where are you from?

January 10, 2013

  BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — The simple question: “Where are you from?” can be viewed as banal cocktail party chatter, an intrusive means to identify outsiders, or as a core question of the modern-day examined life.  I’ve thought about this question a great deal: taking a “local [read more]

Hugh’s News: Bladensburg’s Mencken

December 10, 2012

BY HUGH TURLEY — John T. Flynn was a contemporary of the noted “Sage of Baltimore,” H.L. Mencken.  In 1882, Flynn was born to a devout Catholic family in Bladensburg and educated in the local public school. He likely attended mass at St. Jerome’s parish in Hyattsville after it was [read more]

Civil servants recruited for theater festival

December 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — We know you’re out there, civil servants. As part of the Atlas Intersections Festival, to be held in February at D.C.’s Atlas Performing Arts Center, the local theater group Active Cultures is putting together  .govaculture, 15 original short plays about life as a federal [read more]

From the Editor: North from Hyattsville

December 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — My husband and I moved to Hyattsville in 1979. We went to St. Jerome’s for church and to the Safeway on Hamilton Street for groceries. (At that time, it was located at the corner of Queens Chapel Road.) We were part of a group of friends who moved here around that time. [read more]

From the Editor: At the intersection of opposing things

November 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — One theme leaps out at me in the stories in this issue: the intersection of faith and civil life, of individual rights and communal responsibility. Lines at the polling place, like the one on our cover, is just the most obvious example. For instance, in the cover story [read more]
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