animals

Operation Paws for Homes finds home in Hyattsville

November 9, 2015

BY MARK GOODSON— Operation Paws for Homes (OPH), an Arlington-based dog rescue organization, hosted its first pet adoption event in Hyattsville on Halloween day, partnering with the Big Bad Woof, the Arts District’s eco-friendly pet supply store. “I think there’s a tremendous amount of [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Squirrelly thieves invading garden

November 9, 2015

Dear Miss Floribunda, Hope springs eternal, even in fall.  I have gone ahead and bought crocus, grape hyacinth and Dutch iris bulbs even though I doubt I’ll ever see them bloom, at least not in my own yard or where I planted them. You wrote that the squirrels go in for reforestation but the [read more]

Nature Nearby: A honk and a hink for the season

November 9, 2015

BY FRED SEITZ — Whether you are walking along the Northwest Branch Trail ,especially near the Port of Bladensburg, or sitting quietly at home, it is hard not to notice the call of our largest waterfowl, the Canada goose. The large wild goose species flies overhead  in V-formation this time of [read more]

PHOTOS: A-May-Zing Animal Fest amazes visitors

May 18, 2015

BY MARK GOODSON — The A-May-Zing Animal Fest took place on May 16 and featured multiple sites for animal interaction and education, a children’s puppet show, face painting, food truck vendors, ongoing boat tours; all beside the beauty of the Anacostia riverfront park. A four mile boat tour [read more]

Company fined for May fish deaths

August 14, 2014

BY SISSI CAO — The Anacostia Railroad Bridge expansion  project that killed hundreds of fish over Memorial Day weekend was settled in July  with a $12,350 penalty. Though CSX Transportation Inc. held the work permit on the project, Shirley Contracting, a construction company based in Lorton, [read more]

Animals, trees cause power outages

July 14, 2014

Dozens of area residents have been affected by seemingly nightly power outages.  Hyattsville Life & Times first contacted Pepco on July 1 in relation to several outages in the previous weekend.  We followed up today in response to continued outages. A spokesperson for Pepco, Marcus Beale, got [read more]

2014 Dogs for the Arts

July 1, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT —  This year’s Dogs for the Arts was held on June 7. Click here to view the winners.   HCTV, Hyattsville’s public access channel shared the event, complete with paw painting: Dogs For The Arts! from HCTV on Vimeo.Share your Dogs for the Arts photos/videos with [read more]

Nature Nearby: A scream at night

May 22, 2014

BY FRED SEITZ — It was a dark, but not so stormy night; rain and fog had mostly passed when a series of short screech screams emanated from Magruder Park.  Too short for a ghastly murder, but creepy enough to bring drowsy dogs to alert.  Not unlike the sound of a very frightened person, the [read more]

Eco goats clear ground, spread cheer

November 18, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — By Nov. 8, the day Brian Knox came to pick up his herd of approximately 30 goats, the plot of land off Nicholson street could have been used to illustrate the word “denuded” in the dictionary. True to their billing, the goats had cleared all the invasive species, [read more]

Local four-legged resident marches in inaugural parade

February 18, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — Wearing a bright-yellow vest, Bernard joined his fellow pups from Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) in the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade on January 21. Marching with the Hyattsville labrador retriever was his “volunteer puppy raiser,” Maria Boroja, and [read more]
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