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Old MacDonald had an urban farm

January 22, 2018

BY LINDSAY MYERS — Access to fresh, locally grown food may just get a little easier for residents in this county. The Prince George’s County Planning Department is currently rewriting over 1,200 pages of zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations that govern the way certain geographical [read more]

Nature Nearby: When slipping is a ball

January 21, 2018

BY FRED SEITZ — This time of year, slipping can be expected during snowy walks. However, even without snow, slipping frequently occurs with the help (or hindrance?) of the abundant and obvious sweetgum tree balls. These spiky, 1-inch diameter fruits of one of the Southeast’s tallest and most [read more]

Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra finds a new home

January 21, 2018

BY KREIG MEYERS — Almost two years after the closure of their namesake, the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra (BCJO) may have found a new home thanks to the Artist Partner Program at the University of Maryland (UMD). The 17-piece jazz band, founded in 2010 by baritone saxophonist Brad Linde, had [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Preview of Feb. 3 Annual Seed Sale

January 21, 2018

Dear Miss Floribunda, My family and I moved to Hyattsville from Colorado nearly four years ago. Gardening is very different here. In some ways it’s better, and in some other ways we are learning to adapt. We are overjoyed to be able to grow tomatoes now. In the high altitude where we used to [read more]

From The Editor: Hyattsville: a year in review, a year anew

January 21, 2018

BY HEATHER WRIGHT — What a great time to be in Hyattsville. As I’ve mentioned, I live in Takoma Park, but more and more I like to bask in Hyattsville’s glow. The Hyattsville area saw a bevy of restaurants and stores open in 2017. Hyattsvillians could finally buy groceries at the new Whole [read more]

In Memoriam: Hyattsville author’s wife pens tribute

January 21, 2018

BY BARBARA MORRIS — For someone who had lived in Hyattsville only since 2008, Richard A. Morris knew a lot of people in the city. But some are still unaware of his death, which occurred on Nov. 21, 2017, at the University of Maryland Medical Center Shock Trauma hospital in Baltimore, after three [read more]

Gateway CDC celebrates 20 years of arts-focused revitalization

December 21, 2017

BY ROSANNA WEAVER — “Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges through ART” was the theme of a gala held Nov. 9 to celebrate 20 years of the Gateway Community Development Corporation (Gateway CDC) and its role in creating arts-driven revitalization of the Route 1 Corridor. (The Gateway CDC works [read more]

Cultural Connections: From Reykjavík to Washington, D.C.

December 21, 2017

BY JULIA GASPAR-BATES — Growing up in Reykjavík, Iceland, Ólafur Jónasson experienced a lot of autonomy. The capital city has an estimated population of 123,000 and boasts a very low crime rate. Jónasson explained, “It’s quite safe — when [you] are 7 or 8, you start walking to school on [read more]
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