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Miss Floribunda: RRD, the backyard rose killer

June 20, 2017

Dear Miss Floribunda, They’re ba-ack! Last week I found severe signs of rose rosette disease on my Carefree Beauty rosebush, with contorted leaves and reddish sprouts shooting out of other sprouts. I remembered seeing it on a friend’s rosebush in Hyattsville a few years ago, and she [read more]

From the Editor: Just a few reasons to celebrate this month

June 20, 2017

BY MARIA D. JAMES — Can I brag — just for a little? If I can say so myself, the Hyattsville Life & Times (HL&T) has a couple of great reasons to celebrate this month. June started off with an email announcing that we are the recipients of an award from the 2017 National Newspaper [read more]

City grant offers local businesses a facelift

June 16, 2017

BY LINDSAY MYERS — The aesthetic transformation of the Route 1 Corridor into a funky hot spot for creative types is due in part to the Community Facade Improvement Program sponsored by the City of Hyattsville. The program incentivizes local property owners to invest in exterior improvements to [read more]

Nature Nearby: Batting a thousand

May 10, 2017

BY FRED SEITZ – Spring brings not only flowers, allergens and baseball bats, but also some small night fliers with unfortunate, unwarranted reputations as rabies carriers and bloodsuckers — our local bats. Although a small proportion of bats do, in fact, carry rabies, any warmblooded [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Gathering Granny’s nightcap

May 10, 2017

Dear Miss Floribunda, I just came home from a “green” wedding. It wasn’t just that the bridesmaids wore green: the vegan cake was made from organic carrots and nuts; everything in all the other dishes were probably free-range; the decor, dishes, table cloths and cutlery had been [read more]

Then & Now: A walk through old Hyattsville

May 10, 2017

BY ROSE FLETCHER – What makes neighborhoods like Hyattsville so charming and so unique in this day and age of monopoly-house developments? Is it just that the houses in Hyattsville were built a long time ago and that they built things differently (read better) in the past? While that may be [read more]

City council votes to move forward with HCPD relocation

May 10, 2017

BY HEATHER SARVER MILLAN — The city council unanimously authorized one of the biggest, most expensive items in recent years at their meeting May 1. And it’s been six years in the making. The council authorized city staff to continue with the renovation of 3505 Hamilton Street, a city-owned [read more]
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