Christmas

Nature Nearby: Not necessarily a ‘Silent Night’

January 7, 2020

By FRED SEITZ — p‘Twas a few days past Christmas and all through my house, several critters were stirring, especially house mouse (Mus musculus). My dog (Canis familiaris) was nestled and snug in my bed, while both he and the mouse hoped soon to be fed. Normally consuming small tidbits of seed, [read more]

Hyattsville’s Holiday Tree lighting helps make season bright

December 15, 2018

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — The city kicked off the holiday season with its annual holiday tree lighting ceremony at Magruder Park on Dec. 7. Student choir, dance and guitar groups from Felegy Elementary School performed for the crowd. City staff handed out hot chocolate while Santa strolled around, [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Thrilled by Amaryllis

December 21, 2017

Dear Miss Floribunda, When I was in Arizona last spring to visit a friend who retired there, I was simply blown away by a dazzling display of amaryllis blooming in her garden. She told me she gets gifts of them every Christmas, and then, when they finish blooming indoors, she plants them outside. [read more]

PHOTOS: Tree lighting marks start of holiday season in Hyattsville

December 5, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Winter temperatures arrived just in time to help make the Hyattsville Tree Lighting feel even more like the start of the holiday season. Despite the chill in the air, a group of residents gathered at Magruder Park on Dec. 2 for the annual tree lighting, the unofficial start [read more]

PHOTOS: Dining with Santa a beloved tradition

December 4, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Families gathered on Dec. 3 for one of Hyattsville’s beloved holiday traditions: Breakfast (or lunch) with Santa. Santa stopped by the Hyattsville Municipal Building to visit with local children, pass out candy canes, pose for pictures — and even snack on some [read more]

PHOTOS: Crafting paper ornaments for the holidays

December 10, 2015

BY ARIELLE AMEGASHIE — On Dec. 5, the Brentwood Arts Exchange did their part to get residents into the holiday spirit by hosting a family-friendly workshop to make paper ornaments. Photo courtesy Arielle Amegashie. Participants could choose from a variety of designs, including snowmen, trees, [read more]

PHOTOS: Making memories with Santa

December 10, 2015

BY ARIELLE AMEGASHIE — Santa Claus paid a visit to local children on Saturday Dec.5. Families paid a visit to the City Municipal Building to take pictures and dine with Santa. The room was decorated with red table cloths and sitting next to the Christmas tree was an over-sized chair for the [read more]

PHOTOS: The hullabaloo around gingerbread houses

December 15, 2014

BY NANCY GILLETTE — Updated at 2:35 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 14, Art Works hosted a free gingerbread house workshop in their Mount Rainier studio. Organizers estimate 220 people came to the Gingerbread House Holiday Hullabaloo. Participants emptied boxes of graham crackers and dug into bags of [read more]
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