Legend and Lore: A History of Hyattsville, Part 2

January 10, 2012

BY KIMBERLY SCHMIDT — Readers may remember that the last Legend & Lore took a look at our local history with a timeline that ran from 1608 to 1886, when Hyattsville was incorporated. At the time, it had four churches, three grocery stores, three butcher shops, a dry-goods business, [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Seeds to please bees

January 9, 2012

Dear Miss Floribunda, I heard through the grapevine that the Hyattsville Horticultural Society is going to make the seed sale an annual event and that the next one will be in early February. Is that true? If so, what will be offered that would attract bees to my garden? What with all the news of [read more]

Hang on! Here comes Hyattsville’s skate park

December 11, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — The last of the concrete has dried at Hyattsville’s newest attraction, Melrose Skate Park. And although there is still work to be done before it officially opens – putting in a basketball half-court, installing a bike rack and benches, landscaping – that’s enough for [read more]

Melrose Skate Park: a children’s crusade

December 10, 2011

The boy who first proposed the skate park during a presentation before the Hyattsville City Council in 2003 has long since moved from the area. We tracked him down to tell him that the idea was finally a reality, and here’s what he had to say in an e-mail. I can’t tell you how hilarious and [read more]

LaChance becomes Troop 224’s latest Eagle Scout

December 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — William LaChance III, a member of Boy Scout Troop 224 in Hyattsville, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle project, he planned and implemented the repair and painting of picnic tables at Magruder Park, working with the Scouts of Troop 224. This successful project [read more]

Hugh’s News: Rock and roll all night

November 11, 2011

BY HUGH TURLEY — The Hyattsville  Armory, a castle-style building across Route 1 from the new Busboys & Poets, was once the hippest and swingingest place in town – if not the country. Some of the greatest legends of rock ’n’ roll performed there. During the late 1950s and early [read more]

Legend and Lore: A History of Hyattsville, Part 1

November 11, 2011

BY KIMBERLY SCHMIDT — In this special two-part edition of Legend & Lore, we take a look at what happened here up to 1886, when Hyattsville was incorporated. Check back next month, when the timeline will take us up to the present day. 1608—John Smith sails up the 40-foot deep Anacostia [read more]
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