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]

Despite rain, hordes of zombies came out for HES Zombie Run

October 4, 2016

BY HELEN LYONS — The rain may have dampened the race course, but it certainly didn’t dampen any spirits at the Hyattsville Elementary School’s inaugural Zombie Run on Oct. 1. Little girls in striped tights, vibrant tutus, and gruesome face paint danced in the puddles to “Rockin’ [read more]

PHOTOS: The last Summer Jam fiesta of 2016

September 21, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — The last Summer Jam marks the unofficial end of summer in Hyattsville. Residents celebrated the end of summer — and the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month— on Friday, Sept. 16. The last Summer Jam of 2016 featured music by Mariachi Revelacion, burritos from the [read more]

City turns parking spots into pop-up parks for (PARK)ing Day

September 20, 2016

BY LEIGH MCDONALD — Ordinary asphalt parking spots were turned into temporary public oases in Hyattsville on Friday for (PARK)ing Day, an annual event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary public places. This was the first [read more]

PHOTOS: 9th Annual Arts & Ales Fest

September 16, 2016

By KRISSI HUMBARD — The ninth annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts — and, this year, Ales — Festival took place Sept. 10. Despite the near-100 degree temperature, about 4,500 people came out to see the artists, make some art of their own, hear the musicians play, and sample the Maryland craft [read more]

PHOTOS: First day of school in Hyattsville

August 23, 2016

Today marked the first day of school in Prince George’s County. Hyattsville Elementary, Felegy Elementary, Rosa Parks Elementary, Hyattsville Middle, Nicholas Orem Middle, and Northwestern High School welcomed back students for the 2016-17 school year. We asked readers to send in photos from [read more]

PHOTOS: School spirit is high at Back-to-School Pep Rally

August 21, 2016

BY MARIA D. JAMES  — On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Mall at Prince Georges hosted a back-to-school pep rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The pep rally kicked off at center court with inspirational words from Mayor Candace Hollingsworth, who encouraged the students to, “be good to yourselves, each [read more]

‘Zip Trip’ highlights Hyattsville

August 12, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — The crew from Fox 5 DC took over the Shoppes at the Arts District on Friday morning for a showcase of Hyattsville. Anchors Maureen Umeh, Allison Seymour and Tucker Barnes were on hand talking with business owners, city officials and residents, and shining a spotlight on the [read more]
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