Hyattsville police chief in police plunge

February 15, 2014

Photo courtesy Will Campos. County Councilman Will Campos (left) joined Hyattsville Police Chief Douglas Holland and dozens of other Maryland police officers in the chilly Chesapeake Bay for the Fourth Annual Police Plunge at Sandy Point State Park on January 24. Temps were so low that organizers [read more]

New Thrift Store Widens the Treasure Hunt

February 15, 2014

Lauren Flynn Kelly Growing up outside New York City, I spent many a weekend scouring the antique clothing stores of the East Village for that perfectly worn-in vintage T-shirt or a faux fur coat fit for one of the Isley Brothers. But it was the consignment shops in and around my quaint New Jersey [read more]

Calvert House Inn Closes after 51 years in business

February 15, 2014

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — February 1 was much like any other day at Calvert House Inn, Restaurant and Pub. On the walls were glowing restaurant reviews from 20 years ago. Right outside the door was an oversize metal ashtray. At the tables were dishes of stuffed shrimp or Angus ribeye. And [read more]

Volunteer appreciation at Hyattsville Aging in Place

February 15, 2014

The youngest volunteer honored at Hyattsville Aging in Place’s first annual Volunteer Appreciation and Anniversary Celebration was 5-year-old Claire Alolga, who holds here the chocolate rose she received at the event. Claire serves as “co-pilot” when her mother, Suzanne, volunteers with [read more]

Doing wellness well: local event covers health issues

February 15, 2014

Since 1995 Joe’s Movement Emporium has been a home to all types of artists and innovative programming.  In this spirit, it hosted the annual Wellness Fair on January 26 in an effort to promote good health within the community.  The event featured yoga classes, demonstrations and lectures, [read more]

Preservation options for the WSSC building

January 15, 2014

Gray O’Dwyer Historic preservation has been a divisive issue since it became a national movement in the mid-20th century. Passionate defenders of preservation cite events such as the 1963 tear-down  of New York’s historic Penn Station to build Madison Square Gardens as examples of [read more]

Dining gluten-free in Hyattsville

January 14, 2014

BY AMANDA ALLEY — It seems like more and more products in grocery stores are advertised as “gluten-free”; it’s a trend that is rapidly gaining momentum due to the increasing number of Americans avoiding gluten in their diets for various health reasons. Gluten, a protein found in many [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Holiday decorating outside the box

December 12, 2013

Dear Miss Floribunda, Although I have an artificial Christmas tree, I like to make live evergreen wreaths, swags, and arrangements  for natural color and fragrance. I have holly in my garden, but I find it too prickly and difficult to work with. I enjoyed using branches from a pine tree in my yard [read more]
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