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Camp keeps local coach’s legacy alive

September 10, 2012

BY CHRIS MCMANES — Longtime St. Jerome and DeMatha coach Dick Brown lost his battle with cancer in 2006. But his legacy lives on through the Coach Brown Memorial Basketball Camp, organized by two of his assistants, Charley Grau and Joe Sego.  Started by Brown in 1986, the week-long [read more]

Local chef takes national honors

September 10, 2012

Monica Thomas’ swinging pantry door captures the feel of a restaurant kitchen. A Hyattsville resident since 2001, Thomas was named Personal Chef of the Year in 2012. Credit Susie Currie   BY SCARLETT SALEM — The national award for Personal Chef of the Year went to a Hyattsville [read more]

Promotions fill two key City jobs

August 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — Based on recommendations from Human Resources Director Chris Vermillion, the Hyattsville City Council has moved to fill two core city positions from within. At its July 23 meeting, the council voted to promote Abby Sandel to director of the newly created Department of [read more]

Whole Foods clears its last zoning hurdle

August 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Developers for the Cafritz property in Riverdale Park have been  granted the rezoning required to  bring the county’s first Whole  Foods – as well as nearly 1,000  residential units and four acres  of retail space – to one of the last  wooded stretches of Route 1. [read more]

City requests dismissal of lawsuit against police

August 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — The city of Hyattsville has filed for the dismissal of a federal lawsuit against it by a former police officer on the grounds that it was filed after the statute of limitations had expired. Pfc. Marsha Mutchler Lessard, a Hyattsville Police Department officer from 2004 to 2009, [read more]

New principal joins Hyattsville Elementary

July 10, 2012

Principal Julia Burton started at Hyattsville Elementary School in July 2012. Photo courtesy Susie Currie BY SUSIE CURRIE — Anyone heading down Jefferson Street towards Route 1 can see that big changes are in store for Hyattsville Elementary School. By the time school starts next month, a new [read more]

Residents sell art, crafts online

July 10, 2012

BY SCARLETT SALEM — The city’s first-ever juried art show and street festival, Handmade in Hyattsville, is scheduled for November 3 at Queens Chapel Town Center. It will feature the work of artists living in and around the Arts District. But you don’t have to wait until then to see the [read more]
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