Community Forklift

‘Cycling’ through stuff, one dead fish at a time

November 25, 2019

By LAUREN FLYNN KELLY October was a somber month in our house. My daughter invested in her first aquarium, and we managed to kill six fish in three weeks. Several fish experts attributed this to a failure to cycle our fish tank. “Cycling,” as I understand it, is the process of ensuring a [read more]

Community Forklift Garden Party celebrates renewal, reuse

March 28, 2019

By COLLEEN D. CURRAN — Greenthumbs rejoice as Community Forklift’s Annual Garden Party & Fundraiser returns April 6 for its tenth year, with its popular garden supplies sale, a variety of workshops and more vendors than ever before. “We’re giving new life to old materials,” said [read more]

Tanglewood Works launches in Community Forklift

October 10, 2014

by Marcel Warfield Tucked away inside the Community Forklift is a new business focused on turning trash into treasure. Tanglewood Works, a project of the Edmonston-based salvaged and surplus building goods “thrift store,” offers repurposed and upcycled goods created by Sue Older-Mondeel. [read more]

Give your backyard a lift with repurposed goods

July 9, 2014

– LAUREN FLYNN KELLY – In between bouts of summer rain and the occasional battle with a tiger mosquito, I love to get outside. My outdoor to-do list this summer includes finally putting some leftover patio pavers and an old shutter door to use as DIY planters. Luckily, the surplus, [read more]

Small Business Saturday hits Hyattsville retailers

December 12, 2013

BY SCARLETT SALEM — This year, more national retailers unlocked their doors on Thanksgiving Day, kicking off the Black Friday shopping frenzy earlier than ever. But some shoppers waited for the deals from independent stores on November 30: Small Business Saturday. Ironically enough, it was a big [read more]
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