Grandmothers on the go

October 9, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — South African grandmothers talking about condoms may not seem a likely topic for a refined luncheon. But that was the theme of a September 25 program put on by the City of Hyattsville Office of Senior Services when Hyattsville’s Aging Gracefully Educational Series [read more]

Making a splash: Prince George’s Pool

August 13, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — Mention the Prince George’s Pool (commonly known as the PG Pool)  to some locals and the superlatives fly.  Tamara Embrey says,  “I couldn’t love it more than I do.” “It saved my marriage,” says Rozanna Wijesinghe. “We plan our summer around it,” [read more]

Re-enactors prepare for epic battle

August 10, 2013

  Members of the Baltimore United Volunteers march in formation in front of Riversdale in an annual tradition, the Battle of Bladensburg re-enactment. BY MEGAN J. BROCKETT —  On August 24, Kathy Norvell will wake up and start getting ready to go back in time. Norvell, a veteran War of 1812 [read more]

Miss Floribunda: A guide to freezing and canning

August 10, 2013

Dear Miss Floribunda, I don’t need help gardening at the moment because I am up to my ears in  tomatoes, beans, peppers, squash, greens and corn. I have mini-cherry trees full of fruit. I have so much that I don’t even mind sharing with the squirrels, birds and raccoons. I can’t [read more]

Cricket teams go to bat on local fields

July 8, 2013

It may just be the most popular thing in town that you’ve never heard of. The Washington Cricket League (WCL) is the largest in the D.C. metro area, boasting nearly 40 teams in three divisions.  Formed in 1974 and a member of the USA Cricket Association, the League hosts clubs from Maryland, [read more]

Liquid Assets: The Art and Craft of Beer

June 8, 2013

Back in the day, drinking homebrew was for the brave, the foolhardy or the home brewer. Judging from the talent on offer at Joe’s Movement Emporium on a warm evening at the beginning of June, the likely audience should widen considerably. The Art and Craft of Beer was an intriguing collaboration [read more]

Liquor board delays decisions on Mi Patio permit, violations

May 20, 2013

BY SUSIE CURRIE — At the Prince George’s County Board of License Commissioners meeting on May 1, a hearing on Mi Patio’s alleged violations was postponed after the board chairman recommended additional citations. Franklin D. Jackson’s ruling came after testimony from Chief Liquor Inspector [read more]

Pride and Prejudice — and Coffee

April 20, 2013

BY JANE MURPHY — “Elizabeth’s mind was too full for conversation, but she saw and admired every remarkable spot and point of view.” This is how Elizabeth Bennet reacts to the elegant estate of Pemberley in Jane Austen’s 19th-century novel Pride and Prejudice. And on March 9, an excited [read more]
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