Auntie Diluviana: Catching up with senior services

December 12, 2013

Dear Auntie, I read a year or two ago that the city of Hyattsville had hired a senior services coordinator. I haven’t heard much since. Can you tell me what she’s been doing? — Curious Reader   Auntie Diluviana Funny you should ask, Curious. We recently stopped by the office of the [read more]

Mining for gold, finding stories instead

December 12, 2013

By many standards, Christopher Brophy’s trip to Alaska this year to mine for gold was not a success. He didn’t make a lot of money. The work didn’t suit him. He switched boats midway through his stay, leaving behind the junior high school friend who’d recruited him into the adventure. But [read more]

Farm celebrates Food Day

November 18, 2013

BY SCARLETT SALEM — On a windy yet sunny afternoon, about 300 people visited ECO City Farms for a Food Day Festival. Held on October 26, the free event included a farm tour, face painting, music, cooking demonstrations, hula hooping and ECO’s famous smoothie bike, featuring a bicycle-powered [read more]

New friends with old memories

November 18, 2013

– PEGGY DEE – I recently had the pleasure of meeting a delightful 88-years-young gentleman, John Small, who grew up in Hyattsville.  Although he now resides in Montgomery County, his heart remains here. As he was born in 1925, John saw the effects of the Great Depression.  His father [read more]

Eco goats clear ground, spread cheer

November 18, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — By Nov. 8, the day Brian Knox came to pick up his herd of approximately 30 goats, the plot of land off Nicholson street could have been used to illustrate the word “denuded” in the dictionary. True to their billing, the goats had cleared all the invasive species, [read more]

New podiatrist ‘has big shoes to fill’

November 16, 2013

BY MAX BENNETT — When Dr. Mark Sugar hung up his lab coat at the end of October after practicing on Belcrest Road for nearly four decades, it marked the first time in about 70 years there will be no Dr. Sugar in the Hyattsville area. The streak began with his father, Dr. Sam Sugar, a general [read more]

Riding hard: Hundreds raced in fifth annual Hyattsville Cyclocross

October 16, 2013

BY MIKE PERSLEY — Arrow Bicycle volunteer Ted Monoson bought his first bike while he was in college in western New York around 1992. One day, he walked into a “not so reputable” bike shop, where customer service meant something very different than what he’s seen at Arrow.  “Those guys [read more]

Arts festival evolves and grows

October 15, 2013

BY GRETCHEN BRODTMAN — The myriad of 70 colorful booths, the clean modern lines of the newly completed Palette apartments, and the vibrant music combined to make the Sixth Annual Hyattsville Arts Festival a clear success. The event was held on September 14  throughout the Shoppes at Arts [read more]

Hyattsville teen to attend ballet school in Moscow

October 15, 2013

BY AMANDA EISENBERG — Even doing something as mundane as ordering an iced coffee, Hyattsville resident Bianca Navari moves with an effortless grace. The 16-year-old ballet student was one of four international students chosen to dance with the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. She [read more]
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