Riverdale Park

More than your local book store

March 7, 2017

BY MARK GOODSON — Charisma Wooten changed out of her Jackie “Moms” Mabley wardrobe and joined the audience in the back of Robert Harper Books after her Feb. 25 performance. “This is better than Blues Alley,” she said of the Riverdale book store and concert venue, comparing it to [read more]

Hyattsville Happenings: Jan. 13-15

January 13, 2017

Need plans for the weekend? We’ve got you covered. Hyattsville is a happenin’ place. Friday, Jan. 13: Storytime Pop-Up: Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more at this innovative collaboration between PGCMLS & Mt. Rainier’s organic juice & smoothie joint. Ages 0-5 years old. [read more]

Riverdale Park Arts Festival honors student artists

May 11, 2016

BY LINDSAY MYERS  — Art is multigenerational in Riverdale Park. On May 1, three student artists were recognized for outstanding achievement in the arts at the 2016 Riverdale Park Arts Festival. Parkdale High School students, Cydney Hendrick and Wendy Pheth, took first and second place [read more]

PHOTO: Jazz at the bookstore

May 9, 2016

BY CHRIS CURRIE — Hyattsville resident Jared Marx on piano is joined by Franklin Wade on trumpet and Danny Griffin on bass for an evening of jazz music on Friday, May 6, at Robert Harper Books in Riverdale Park Town Center. The store will have its official grand opening on Saturday, May [read more]

Syrian refugees welcomed as neighbors in Hyattsville

April 15, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Representatives from more than 20 different faith organizations came to University Christian Church (UCC), located at 6800 Adelphi Road, on Saturday, April 9 to welcome six refugee families from war-torn Syria who have relocated to the City of Hyattsville, Riverdale Park and [read more]

Bookstore opens in Riverdale

March 5, 2016

BY KIT SLACK — “A Wii?”  Robert Harper, owner of Riverdale’s new bookstore, furrowed his brows and pressed the phone closer to his ear.  “Oh. . .oh. . .weed. . . marijuana t-shirts. . . yeah. . . let’s hold on those for now. Thanks.”  He was speaking with Richard Hickock, one of [read more]

Property assessments skyrocket

February 6, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — When City of Hyattsville residents received their residential property assessments for 2016, many were shocked at the value the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation placed on their homes. Those assessments — some residents say they were double the previous [read more]
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