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PHOTOS: Carpe Noctem at St. Jerome Academy

December 6, 2016

Over 500 guests attended Carpe Noctem at St. Jerome Academy on Dec. 3rd. The annual event invites the community to “seize the night” with unique artisan vendors, delicious food and drinks, plus live music and fun activities for the kids. This year’s event also included an expanded raffle. The [read more]

PHOTOS: Tree lighting marks start of holiday season in Hyattsville

December 5, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Winter temperatures arrived just in time to help make the Hyattsville Tree Lighting feel even more like the start of the holiday season. Despite the chill in the air, a group of residents gathered at Magruder Park on Dec. 2 for the annual tree lighting, the unofficial start [read more]

PHOTOS: Dining with Santa a beloved tradition

December 4, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Families gathered on Dec. 3 for one of Hyattsville’s beloved holiday traditions: Breakfast (or lunch) with Santa. Santa stopped by the Hyattsville Municipal Building to visit with local children, pass out candy canes, pose for pictures — and even snack on some [read more]

‘Not on Our Watch:’ Community rallies in solidarity

November 23, 2016

BY QUANNY CARR — Enduring frozen fingers and whipping winds, more than 200 area residents stood in solidarity on Nov. 20 at Magruder Park to say “Not On Our Watch” in response to the increase in hate crimes and hate speech following the election of Donald Trump. Erika Wilson and Christine [read more]

Northwestern High students walk out, protest Trump

November 18, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — A group of Northwestern High School students stood on the side of Adelphi Road, chanting “our Future, our concern!” and “not my president!” while holding protest signs Friday afternoon. Many passersby honked, cheering the group on. About [read more]

Photos: Halloween in Hyattsville 2016

November 1, 2016

Halloween was on a Monday this year, but that didn’t stop local kids from dressing up and going door-to-door. Many residents reported handing out goodies to hundreds of trick-or-treaters. There were also many Halloween events over the weekend, including the city’s Halloween party, [read more]

Local graffiti crew comes home for 22nd anniversary show

October 15, 2016

By KRISSI HUMBARD — In 1994, two high school kids got into graffiti writing in Hyattsville and started the Double Down Kings. Twenty-two years later, the crew, which has grown to be the largest hip-hop crew in the tri-state area, brought it back to where it all started with the Double Down: 22 [read more]

Cyclocross bike race builds community, one muddy rider at a time

October 5, 2016

BY LINDSAY MYERS — For the cyclists at 2016 Hyattsville CX — the annual cyclocross bike race in Magruder Park — rain is just about the best thing that could happen on race day. “We love the mud!” said rookie race director Peter Van Riper. “We want more mud. That’s what makes it [read more]
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