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Miss Floribunda: Forsythia is your friend

August 10, 2011

Dear Miss Floribunda, In last month’s column you mentioned that coleus is easy to root in water.  I tried it and it worked. What else is so easy?  I am looking to expand my garden at no expense, so cuttings do seem the way to go. What else do you recommend?  I am wondering how hard would it be [read more]

Hugh’s News: First into Nagasaki

August 10, 2011

BY HUGH TURLEY — On August 6 and 9, 1945, Paul Tibbetts and Charles W. Sweeney piloted the bombers that dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A little-known fact almost stranger than fiction is that they were also the first Americans to go to Japan and see the devastation of their [read more]

PHOTOS: National Night Out 2011

August 4, 2011

Hyattsville gathered for National Out Against Crime on Aug. 2 at Magruder Park. The evening included mounted police officers, fingerprinting for children, games and face painting. Photos courtesy Valerie Russell. Children line up to meet McGruff the Crime Dog and watch Mandy the Clown at the [read more]

Meet the candidates: Guide to the 2011 Ward 1 Special Election

July 11, 2011

Election season isn’t over yet for some residents. The second Ward 1 seat has been vacant since then-representative Marc Tartaro was sworn in as mayor in May. Three candidates are vying for the seat, which will be determined in a special election on July 19 at the municipal building. We asked [read more]

New principal sought for Hyattsville Middle School – again

July 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — For the second time in two years, a search is on for a principal for Hyattsville Middle School. Students return to school on August 22. Principal Susie Long announced her retirement June 6 after serving for only one year. Principal Susie Long will leave Hyattsville Middle [read more]

Hugh’s News: Summer camp for leaders of the free world

July 10, 2011

BY HUGH TURLEY — This summer, the sweet fragrance of honeysuckle will be in the air as area children head off to sleep-away camp. On the West Coast, under the canopy of the California redwood forest, over 2,000 carefully chosen industrialists, bankers, government officials and other luminaries [read more]

From the Editor: East Side Story

July 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE —What’s in a name? When it comes to brand names, plenty. Take EYA. When the townhouses on the west side of Route 1 were being developed, EYA established its brand here by lining several blocks along the east side with mural-sized ads. So it’s understandable that many residents [read more]

Nature Nearby: Return of the Natives

July 10, 2011

BY FRED SEITZ — Since 2005, the Anacostia Watershed Society and more than 250 volunteer “weed warriors” have been working to remove invasive species of plants in Magruder Park and other nearby areas. Their efforts are paying off; coordinator Marc Imlay estimates that approximately 80 [read more]
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