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]

Newest city officer won police academy award

November 11, 2011

David Chanthavong, who recently joined Hyattsville’s police department, addressed the city council on October 24, soon after receiving the Outstanding Student Officer Award from the Prince George’s Community College Municipal Police Academy. I am 25 years old. I was born in Thailand but my [read more]

Budding volunteers tidy Magruder Park

November 11, 2011

BY KATE KOWALSKI — Magruder Park is generally a good place to hear sounds of children happily playing, especially on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. But on one recent Sunday, a group of nine excited 4-to-6-year-olds resisted the lure of the playground and, instead, spent their park time picking [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]

New series at Busboys and Poets

November 11, 2011

BY CANDACE HOLLINGSWORTH — A Continuing Talk on Race (A.C.T.O.R.), a monthly dialogue that started in 2006 at the original Busboys & Poets location, has come to Hyattsville. The series was born out of owner Andy Shallal’s desire to host informal, facilitated discussions on contemporary [read more]

Stakeholders discuss how to revitalize East-West corridor

November 11, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — On November 1, the Prince George’s County Council unanimously passed County Executive Rushern Baker’s signature initiative, the $50 million Economic Development Incentive Fund. It was designed to attract and spur development in the county over the next five years. Having [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]
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