Lifestyle

My Two Cents: The blessing of community

November 11, 2011

BY TODD THOMASON — One thing I am giving thanks for this Thanksgiving is the gift of community. Living in relation to others (be it in the same house, office or town) can be a challenge, but it’s also a blessing. I was recently reminded of what a true blessing community can be on the Sunday [read more]

County’s first urban farm unveils vibrant mural

November 11, 2011

ECO City Farms CEO and founder Margaret Morgan-Hubbard stands in front of the new mural, created by two Hyattsville residents. Photo courtesy ECO City Farms. BY SCARLETT SALEM AND PAULA MINAERT — On October 21, a crowd of about 30 area residents and elected officials gathered in [read more]

Being “Mom” to dozens

October 11, 2011

BY CYNTHIA WAY — When Duyen, an 11-year-old orphan in Vietnam, asked me if she could call me Mom, I was a little freaked out. My friend Bonnie (from Tampa, Fla.) and I were visiting Ham Tan Orphanage in Vietnam in 2008 with our other friend, Rebecca (from Hyattsville), who was there to adopt [read more]

Old park gets new life

October 11, 2011

Ward 1 Councilmembers Candace Hollingsworth and Eric Wingard cut the ribbon around the renovated Burlington Park on September 25, 2011. Photo courtesy City of Hyattsville. BY SCARLETT SALEM — On September 25, the City of Hyattsville held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Burlington Park. But [read more]

Bakery replaces Rhode Island Reds

October 11, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — If you’ve traveled down Rhode Island Avenue lately, you’ve probably noticed that the much-loved Rhode Island Reds is now the Shortcake Bakery & Café. Cheryl Harrington will open Shortcake Bakery in the Route 1 storefront recently vacated by Rhode Island Reds. Photo [read more]

City supports bed-and-breakfasts

October 11, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — Bed-and-breakfasts now have officially become a part of Hyattsville life. At its October 3 meeting, the city council moved to regulate these establishments by adding them to the city charter, the document that outlines all the rules for living here. More signs like this one [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Moving outdoor plants, but not their bugs, inside

October 10, 2011

Dear Miss Floribunda, I am thinking of bringing my house plants back inside after their summer vacation outside. In the past I didn’t worry about insect pests. I used plant food sticks containing a systemic insecticide and never had any trouble. Then I had a baby, now a toddler. I am very careful [read more]

PHOTOS: City turns 125 with a party at the Arcade Building

October 10, 2011

The Arcade Building shortly before the City of Hyattsville’s 125th Anniversary Party on September 23, 2011. Photos courtesy William Jenne. BY SUSIE CURRIE — City staff transformed the Arcade Building from a construction zone into what one guest called “a fairyland” for Hyattsville’s [read more]
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