Beyond Hyattsville

“It Was A Miracle”

August 10, 2013

Northwestern High School choir member Sharada Weaver and a student she met at South Africa’s Amy Biehl School. Photo by Leona Lowery Fitzhugh. (August 2013) BY SHARADA WEAVER — “It was a miracle,” were the four words on the lips of many Northwestern High School students after learning [read more]

Liquid Assets: The Art and Craft of Beer

June 8, 2013

Back in the day, drinking homebrew was for the brave, the foolhardy or the home brewer. Judging from the talent on offer at Joe’s Movement Emporium on a warm evening at the beginning of June, the likely audience should widen considerably. The Art and Craft of Beer was an intriguing collaboration [read more]

A Hyattsville fish story

June 8, 2013

The fisherman is deep in reverie on a cool spring morning.  Sunlight dapples on a fast-moving stream, tripping over small rapids and falls.  Boughs of pale-green leaves form a canopy over the water.  A profusion of river rocks and pebbles glimmer in the clear water, framing deeper holes that [read more]

Pride and Prejudice — and Coffee

April 20, 2013

BY JANE MURPHY — “Elizabeth’s mind was too full for conversation, but she saw and admired every remarkable spot and point of view.” This is how Elizabeth Bennet reacts to the elegant estate of Pemberley in Jane Austen’s 19th-century novel Pride and Prejudice. And on March 9, an excited [read more]

Letter to the Editor: Queens Chapel Road backstory

April 10, 2013

BY BARBARA J. RUNION — I read with interest Hugh Turley’s column “After 25 years, is it time to reopen Queens Chapel?” [July 2013]. Over 25 years ago, I formed Citizens to Reopen Queens Chapel Road, an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. John Hammette of University Park, John T. [read more]

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]
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