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Humans of Hyattsville: Jim Groves

February 5, 2020

The Hyattsville Life & Times has started a new series called Humans of Hyattsville to help Hyattsville residents get to know their neighbors. Jim Groves is one of the Old Guard in Hyattsville. A resident since the early 1990s, Jim has seen the city undergo a lot of change and feels good about [read more]

Humans of Hyattsville: Franklin Ventura

December 12, 2019

The Hyattsville Life & Times has started a new series called Humans of Hyattsville to help Hyattsville residents get to know their neighbors. If you’re a coffee lover, then surely you’ve spied Franklin Ventura as he sweet talks “Big Red” from behind the roastery counter at Vigilante [read more]

Humans of Hyattsville: Shercrisha Finley

October 31, 2019

The Hyattsville Life & Times has started a new series called Humans of Hyattsville to help the people of Hyattsville get to know their neighbors. In our second installment of the series, we interviewed Shercrisha “Cree” Finley, an almost 43-year-old  Adult Education Instructor who [read more]

Cultural Connections: From Mexico to Maryland

August 19, 2019

By JULIA GASPAR-BATES — Growing up in the small colonial town of Cotija, Michoacán, in central Mexico, Paulina Valencia Quiroz recounts a peaceful upbringing among “houses built 500-600 years ago and horses that would sometimes wander in the streets.” Valencia grew up in a large family of 11 [read more]

From the Editor: Many thanks for the warm welcome!

August 17, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — Hello to all you Hyattsville Life & Times (HL&T) readers! I am so happy to have joined the paper as the new associate editor. Thank you very much for the warm welcome you’ve already extended to me. I never thought I would end up covering city council happenings [read more]

From the Editor: Not really goodbye

May 15, 2019

By KRISSI HUMBARD —Most people reflect on their lives at the end of the year, just before the new year. But for me, spring always brings reflection. After a long winter, things start to come back to life and bloom — there is new energy, a rebirth, a reawakening. As I’ve been reflecting on my [read more]

HY-Swap adds recycling program, looks to the future

April 4, 2019

By SHOURJYA MOOKERJEE — Spring has come! A new season means a new wardrobe, which can be pricey. But a group of neighborhood parents are — again — here to help. On April 6, community members and new parents will gather in Hyattsville’s municipal building for the Spring 2019 HY-Swap, where [read more]

Traffic box artist unites community members and officials

March 23, 2019

By LILLIAN REESE — If there wasn’t a stoplight at Route 1 and Hamilton Street, the blue-faced, blue-eyed woman in a gold headdress would stop traffic on her own. At the March 16 ribbon cutting ceremony, the artist behind this bold piece officially celebrated his display. The woman’s [read more]

Poll: Rt. 1 indoor play space

January 8, 2019

How often would you and your family frequent an indoor play space in Hyattsville? At least weekly Bi-monthly 3-4 times a year Rarely, if ever 70 votes [read more]
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