Lifestyle

Legend and Lore: He put the Hyatt in Hyattsville

August 10, 2011

BY KIMBERLY SCHMIDT — “The chief business of the American people is business,” President Calvin Coolidge told the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1925. One might take issue with Coolidge’s rather limited agenda for his constituents. But in looking back at Hyattsville’s past [read more]

From the Editor: If we only look closely …

August 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — Through the painter’s brushstrokes, I am present at an outdoor market in Amsterdam, around 1675. A large woman wearing a tall black hat is seated in front of a table of vegetables she is selling: carrots, cabbage, potatoes. Another woman, a customer argues with her, hands [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Forsythia is your friend

August 10, 2011

Dear Miss Floribunda, In last month’s column you mentioned that coleus is easy to root in water.  I tried it and it worked. What else is so easy?  I am looking to expand my garden at no expense, so cuttings do seem the way to go. What else do you recommend?  I am wondering how hard would it be [read more]

PHOTOS: National Night Out 2011

August 4, 2011

Hyattsville gathered for National Out Against Crime on Aug. 2 at Magruder Park. The evening included mounted police officers, fingerprinting for children, games and face painting. Photos courtesy Valerie Russell. Children line up to meet McGruff the Crime Dog and watch Mandy the Clown at the [read more]

Hyattsville artist reflects on his legacy

July 10, 2011

BY AMIRA AYCOCK — Long before the Arts District existed, Hyattsville was home to David Driskell, a renowned artist and one of the world’s foremost scholars on African-American art. He turned 80 last month, and events commemorating his life and legacy are scheduled well into the fall. [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]
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