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Then & Now: An obsession with cracks

July 18, 2017

BY RANDY FLETCHER Face cracks I can remember as a child sitting on my grandmother’s lap, looking up at all the wrinkles on her face. She had a ton of them. Her skin was tan and the wrinkles were deep, like cracks in the pavement. She was proud of her wrinkles and even laughed with her sisters [read more]

Hyattsville Vacuum changing hands, staying put

July 18, 2017

BY ELLEN TREIMEL — Hyattsville Vacuum Service has been a cornerstone of Hyattsville’s small business community since 1951. After 26 years as a business owner, Ron Rhine is ready to move toward retirement and is selling the business to one of his trusted employees, Bill Scott. Scott has a [read more]

Miss Floribunda: What to do with all that webbing

July 18, 2017

Dear Miss Floribunda, A couple of months ago, my holly was covered with spider webs (see picture) and some of the leaves had yellow spots on them and fell off. This has happened in the past, and I used insecticidal soap on them, but I’ve come to understand how bad poisons are, so this year I [read more]

Nature Nearby: Pump down the volume

July 15, 2017

BY FRED SEITZ — The fireworks of the Fourth of July and summer parties are upon us, bringing their booming — and sometimes downright startling — noise. Such loud noise is enjoyable for some humans, but not for many of our nearby nature’s neighbors. Pet owners are very familiar with how [read more]

Bike-share programs rolling into Hyattsville

July 15, 2017

BY BEN SIMASEK — Local transportation options will soon shift into high gear in Hyattsville. Over the next few years, the city plans to pilot two bike sharing programs. In spring 2018, the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation will bring the Capital Bikeshare [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]
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