Lifestyle

First community survey released

September 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — Some Hyattsville residents seem pretty happy with their city, according to a just-released community survey. It was done in July and August in a random sampling of 646 people, after an initial 2,000 surveys were mailed out. Community survey results opened a window on the World [read more]

Police go to great heights for Special Olympics

September 1, 2011

BY BART LAWRENCE – Chief Douglas Holland of the Hyattsville Police Department (HPD) seems like an honest guy. So we have to believe him when he says, referring to the glazed pastry in his hand, “I think this is my first doughnut in five years.” Holland was outside a local Dunkin’ [read more]

Taking off the gloves at Magruder Park

August 10, 2011

BY CHRIS MCMANES — T-Ball and youth baseball are regular staples at Magruder Park. But on July 31, the park hosted a contest that likely hasn’t been played in Hyattsville in more than a century. The Potomac Nine of Washington, D.C., battled the Cecil Base Ball Club of Chesapeake City, Md., in [read more]

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]
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