community

Then & Now: We are the Hyattsville Preservation Association

December 20, 2016

BY RANDY FLETCHER — What do you love about Hyattsville?  If you happen to love all the cool old houses that line our shady streets, then you should know about this organization — and who knows? — maybe even join it. The Hyattsville Preservation Association (HPA) is a creative and [read more]

‘Not on Our Watch:’ Community rallies in solidarity

November 23, 2016

BY QUANNY CARR — Enduring frozen fingers and whipping winds, more than 200 area residents stood in solidarity on Nov. 20 at Magruder Park to say “Not On Our Watch” in response to the increase in hate crimes and hate speech following the election of Donald Trump. Erika Wilson and Christine [read more]

My Two Cents: A river of humanity converges in Hyattsville

July 25, 2016

BY BEN SIMASEK — Today, I took a bike ride on the trail along the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River, which features some beautiful park land. I stopped on a footbridge, listened to the water trickling 20 feet beneath me and the birds chirping above, and watched the colors of the fading sun [read more]

From the Editor: Looking for a village square

August 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — When I first moved to Hyattsville more than 30 years ago, the local Dunkin’ Donuts (now Shagga Restaurant) was a neighborhood hangout. Whenever I went, the same group of older men would be there. They liked the counter and perched on tall stools with ripped vinyl seats, [read more]

My Two Cents: The blessing of community

November 11, 2011

BY TODD THOMASON — One thing I am giving thanks for this Thanksgiving is the gift of community. Living in relation to others (be it in the same house, office or town) can be a challenge, but it’s also a blessing. I was recently reminded of what a true blessing community can be on the Sunday [read more]

From the Editor: Sometimes, you can’t go home again

May 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE —Let me start by saying that I know that we’re not in Kansas anymore. Or, in my case, Alabama. But I hope you’ll bear with me just this once if I write about a city other than Hyattsville. By now, of course, you’ve heard about the record-setting tornadoes that ripped through [read more]