Lifestyle

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]

Miss Floribunda: Keeping birds off your blueberries

September 10, 2011

Dear Miss Floribunda,  I like birds and would never put poisons on my plants, but I am feeling very, very frustrated after seeing my feathered friends devour everything edible on my blueberry bushes and my cherry tree this summer. I put netting on the bushes but those little pointy beaks seemed to [read more]

Hugh’s News: Are we gambling on our future?

September 10, 2011

BY HUGH TURLEY — Penn National Gaming, a Pennsylvania-based company, is gearing up to lobby the Maryland General Assembly for slot machines, table games, or both in Prince George’s County.  Advocates of the casino-style gambling at Rosecroft, near National Harbor, argue that it will provide [read more]

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]
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