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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]

Miss Floribunda: What does non-GMO mean?

January 25, 2017

Dear Miss Floribunda,   Every January you tout a February seed sale and you always say that the seeds will be non-GMO. What does non-GMO mean? It’s fun to speculate: non-Gardening for Men Only; non-Generally Mediocre Options; non-Grossly Messy Offal — the possibilities are endless. If [read more]

My Two Cents: Hyattsville should protect Muslims

January 25, 2017

BY SHANNON E. WYSS — Many groups are working to fight the incoming Trump administration, including some of us here in Hyattsville. Councilmember Patrick Paschall (Ward 3) will introduce a bill this month to make Hyattsville a sanctuary city — a place where the police don’t ask about [read more]

Then & Now: We are the Hyattsville Preservation Association

December 20, 2016

BY RANDY FLETCHER — What do you love about Hyattsville?  If you happen to love all the cool old houses that line our shady streets, then you should know about this organization — and who knows? — maybe even join it. The Hyattsville Preservation Association (HPA) is a creative and [read more]

Miss Floribunda: What is a Christmas rose?

December 20, 2016

Dear Miss Floribunda, What is a Christmas rose? I once heard a story about a little girl who, like the Little Drummer Boy, was too poor to give a gift to Baby Jesus. She didn’t have the Little Drummer Boy’s chutzpah or alleged talent, but instead stayed outside the stable and cried. An [read more]

Nature Nearby: Interview with a box turtle

December 20, 2016

BY FRED SEITZ — I was walking in Magruder Park on a mild fall day when I encountered a park resident that I and my various dogs have repeatedly encountered for at least the past 20 years: an Eastern box turtle, who I have presumptively named Ralph. Although several of my dogs, including my [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Which tulip bulbs will bloom year after year?

November 16, 2016

 Dear Miss Floribunda,   I am getting old and arthritic and planting bulbs in the fall is getting to be a chore I don’t want to continue for many more years. I have been planting naturalizing varieties of daffodils, snowdrops, iris reticulata, squills and grape hyacinths, which are quite [read more]

My Two Cents: Municipal Building demolition makes no ‘cents’

November 13, 2016

BY JASON CALVI —  Did you know the city council will vote soon on a plan to demolish the Hyattsville Municipal Building, a structure only completed in 1990? You may ask — why? This is just one of many questions we should all be asking before we make this major change to our city center. Where [read more]
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