Cultural Connections

Cultural Connections: From Turkey to Washington, DC

February 23, 2017

BY JULIA GASPAR-BATES Moving frequently within her home country of Turkey as a child prepared Hyattsville resident Julide Dengel for her eventual move to the U.S. Dengel spent her early years in Istanbul before relocating to Turkey’s capital, Ankara, at age 7. When Dengel was a teenager, her [read more]

Cultural Connections: Irish roots run deep in Hyattsville

March 7, 2016

BY JULIA GASPAR-BATES — When Jimmy McAuliffe’s ship landed in New York in 1959 after leaving his native Ireland, he was overwhelmed by all the cars, lights and noise he encountered.  “It was kind of scary because I was young and I’d never traveled before. I thought to myself ‘what in the [read more]

Cultural Connections: From France to the United States

July 18, 2015

BY JULIA GASPAR-BATES — When Juliette Fradin first arrived in the U.S. from her native France seven years ago, she was impressed with the warmth of Americans. “I was totally blown away because people here are so welcoming,” she said.  “… It’s really pleasant to live here where [read more]

Cultural Connections: Cuban immigrant comes to Hyattsville

February 15, 2015

BY JULIA GASPER-BATES — Cuban immigrant Osbel Susman-Peña discovered Hyattsville after he and his American wife, Tara, happened upon an article in The Washington Post promoting the town as an artistic community in transition. They were sold on the city when “… we saw children walking by [read more]
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