Columns

Miss Floribunda: Halloween List of Garden Horrors

October 15, 2016

Dear Miss Floribunda, Last October your “War of the Weeds” column gave a rundown on the most evil weeds invading our gardens. It actually helped me figure out what to pull out this year. Still, my garden has gone through a horrible summer due to insect damage. Maybe you could make a [read more]

From The Editor: The case for West Hyattsville

October 15, 2016

By KRISSI HUMBARD — On Sept. 12, the news that I usually report on hit too close to home. I woke up to a crime scene in my driveway. A man had been stabbed a few blocks away, then ran until he collapsed, bleeding from multiple wounds just feet from my back door. Thankfully, I did not see the [read more]

From the Editor: Farewell — for now

October 15, 2016

By MARK GOODSON — I am skeptical of the media. With the presidential election approaching in November, I am reminded that mainstream media dilutes politics into personal interest and polls, nearly avoiding policy altogether. It’s hard to scroll the news today and feel better about the state of [read more]

Nature Nearby: Raiders of the lost dark

September 22, 2016

BY FRED SEITZ — In mid-August, I went in my backyard about 3 a.m. to watch the Perseid meteor shower. While I did see several dozen meteors on the clear and pleasant night, I was surprised at how much glare was in the sky at that time. The meteor shower was less impressive than the one I’d seen [read more]

City toasts to 25 years of the Hyattsville Farmers Market

August 24, 2016

BY LINDSAY MYERS — The city celebrated the 25th season of the Hyattsville Farmers Market Tuesday evening at the market with a formal toast and remarks by City Administrator Tracey Nicholson. Guests enjoyed complimentary glasses of wine, desserts by Batter Up Patisserie, hors d’oeuvres, [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Protect your roses from insects

August 11, 2016

Dear Miss Floribunda, Thank you for introducing Dr. Huey last month. I’d never heard of this rose before, though I certainly knew the problem it causes. You mentioned hard winters and accidental injury being possible causes of Dr. Huey’s takeover. I have noticed something else that [read more]

From the Editor: When the press becomes the news

August 11, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD AND T. CARTER ROSS  — On the night of Aug. 1, the City Council considered the city’s contract with the Hyattsville Life & Times (HL&T). What has been a routine vote to renew the contract turned into a heated debate about the role of this paper in the community. At [read more]
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