Columns

Hugh’s News: “Always have a lookout”

May 10, 2011

BY HUGH TURLEY — With CIA director Leon Panetta poised to take over as Secretary of Defense as soon as next month, I was put in mind of the first man to hold that job, James V. Forrestal.  He was appointed in 1947 by President Harry S. Truman after holding the post of Secretary of the Navy for [read more]

Nature Nearby: Avian attention-getters in our city

May 10, 2011

BY FRED SEITZ — For the past four years, residents of Oglethorpe Street have enjoyed (for the most part) the company and child-rearing of a group of Yellow-crowned Night Herons. Considerably smaller than the Great Blue Herons who frequent the Northwest Branch, they are 25 inches long and weigh [read more]

Miss Floribunda: A week’s worth of farmers’ markets

May 10, 2011

Dear Miss Floribunda, My wife and I recently returned from the Riverdale Park Farmers’ Market with some asparagus, eggs and honey, which we shared with the young couple next door. They accused of us of being “locovores,” and when I indignantly asked what they meant by that, they laughed and [read more]

From the Editor: Sometimes, you can’t go home again

May 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE —Let me start by saying that I know that we’re not in Kansas anymore. Or, in my case, Alabama. But I hope you’ll bear with me just this once if I write about a city other than Hyattsville. By now, of course, you’ve heard about the record-setting tornadoes that ripped through [read more]

Hugh’s News: A ‘news’ perspective

April 10, 2011

BY HUGH TURLEY — There are now more television news choices than ever before. MHz Networks, an independent broadcaster in Falls Church, Va., offers five channels from 30.1 to 30.5 on a digital tuner. The globally-oriented programming is free with a good antenna so no cable service is required; [read more]

Miss Floribunda: What to grow for a garden full of butterflies

April 10, 2011

Dear Miss Floribunda, My store is located in a heavy-traffic area, with the pollution and nerve-wracking noise that always goes with it. In back is a bit of ground that faces east, as well as a fairly long strip to one side that faces north. Last year, my wife bought an assortment of annual seeds [read more]

My Two Cents: A too-speedy passage of speed camera legislation?

April 10, 2011

BY MARY THORNTON — On March 7, the Hyattsville City Council passed Ordinance 2011-01 giving the city the authority to establish an Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) Program in Hyattsville. Or  in layman’s terms, to install speed cameras in newly established “school zones” throughout our [read more]

Home births on the rise in Hyattsville

February 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE AND AMIRA AYCOCK — In the not-too-distant past, having a baby automatically meant a lengthy hospital stay. But today, increasing numbers of women are bypassing the hospital altogether. Stephen Burgoyne was the first of his siblings to be born at their Hyattsville home. Above: [read more]
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