Toy drive underway

December 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — The Sonny Frazier Toy Drive is underway. Boxes for new, unwrapped toys are set up in the lobby of the city building, the Magruder Park building, Bestway, Lawson’s Pharmacy, and the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department. You can donate through December 14. For more [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Forbidden fertilizing

December 10, 2012

Dear Miss Floribunda, I’m from the Midwest and so read with surprise your advice to do in autumn what is usually done in spring where I come from. What about pruning and fertilization? How do gardeners prepare for winter here, if they do?  Not in Kansas Anymore on Kennedy Street Dear Not in [read more]

For one local pastor, same-sex marriage is a matter of hospitality

November 10, 2012

BY LIZZY MCLELLAN — Earlier this month, Maryland became one of the first three states to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. This momentous decision will have particular meaning to one Hyattsville church. Hyattsville Mennonite Church, with 250 members, took a stand on the issue of gay [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Fall flowers without the fragrance

November 10, 2012

Dear Miss Floribunda, It’s fall and chrysanthemums seem to be the only flowers seen in gardens, other than lingering annuals. They look pretty but I hate their odor so don’t want to bring them into my house. Are there any scentless fall-blooming flowers that will look nice and perky at this [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Lawn care and repair

October 10, 2012

Dear Miss Floribunda, I read with interest your advice to plant trees and shrubs in the fall. What about lawn repair? I have a lot of bare spots, some of which I covered with wood chips left over after I had a tree taken down. I don’t like all the insects crawling around the mulch and I think the [read more]

Hyattsville Arts Fest showcases art in all its forms

October 10, 2012

BY LAUREN FLYNN KELLY — Recycled, repurposed, vintage, handmade and 100 percent eclectic were the themes of the day at the Fifth Annual Hyattsville Arts Festival, which took place on September 22 in the city’s Gateway Arts District on Jefferson Street at Baltimore Avenue. Organizers estimate [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Test soil now for fall planting

September 10, 2012

Dear Miss Floribunda, I’m yet another gardening newbie come to Hyattsville. One of the housewarming presents given to me when I moved in this June was a crepe myrtle in a pot. What with settling in and one thing or another, I haven’t gotten around to planting the poor little tree. [read more]

Local chef takes national honors

September 10, 2012

Monica Thomas’ swinging pantry door captures the feel of a restaurant kitchen. A Hyattsville resident since 2001, Thomas was named Personal Chef of the Year in 2012. Credit Susie Currie   BY SCARLETT SALEM — The national award for Personal Chef of the Year went to a Hyattsville [read more]

African refugee serves as U.S. soldier

August 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — When Alfred Kollie walked into the U.S. Army recruiting office on Belcrest Center Drive in 2010, he knew more than most what the future might bring. At the time, he was managing a store in the nearby mall and attending Prince George’s Community College part-time. But just [read more]
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