Hugh’s News: A feast, followed by a fast

February 8, 2012

BY HUGH TURLEY — One day this month, chances are you will see a few people with black smudges on their foreheads.  You won’t have to check the calendar to know it is Ash Wednesday.  In recent times, this Christian holiday has been eclipsed in many quarters by the day that precedes it, [read more]

From the Editor: Drawing lines is not child’s play

January 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — I don’t do numbers. They have intimidated me ever since third grade, when Mrs. Powell yelled at me because I had a hard time doing multiplication. I also struggle with technology and my husband will attest to this. He has to come running whenever my computer hiccups and I [read more]

Legend and Lore: A History of Hyattsville, Part 2

January 10, 2012

BY KIMBERLY SCHMIDT — Readers may remember that the last Legend & Lore took a look at our local history with a timeline that ran from 1608 to 1886, when Hyattsville was incorporated. At the time, it had four churches, three grocery stores, three butcher shops, a dry-goods business, [read more]

Hugh’s News: Citizens as sovereigns

January 9, 2012

BY HUGH TURLEY — The United States leads the world with the highest percentage of its population in prison.  Maybe it’s time to consider whether it makes sense to incarcerate harmless people. The recent case of Malcolm Hines, 40, is a good example.  After being released from prison in 2007 [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Seeds to please bees

January 9, 2012

Dear Miss Floribunda, I heard through the grapevine that the Hyattsville Horticultural Society is going to make the seed sale an annual event and that the next one will be in early February. Is that true? If so, what will be offered that would attract bees to my garden? What with all the news of [read more]

Nature Nearby: Empty Nests and Feeder Raiders

December 11, 2011

BY FRED SEITZ — The recent big drop of leaves has revealed homes of many Hyattsville residents that we see and hear for much of the year, but often take for granted.  A single Norway maple near the tennis courts in Magruder Park has at least four nests (see above) that were hidden by foliage [read more]

Postcards from the Past: Christmas in Hyattsville Past

December 10, 2011

BY PEGGY DEE — Unlike the Christmas season of today, which begins the day after Halloween, Christmas in the early days of Hyattsville truly began the day after Thanksgiving. Mothers would gather up their children, walk down to the streetcar access below Route 1, and board the car for downtown [read more]
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