holidays

Zero Waste of Time: And that’s a (non-plastic) wrap!

December 23, 2019

By JULIETTE FRADIN — Did you know most wrapping paper is non-recyclable? It has often been chemically dyed, laminated, and mixed with non-paper materials like foil and glitter (aka plastic) which makes them non-recyclable. And that’s before you even factor in the ribbon, sticky tape, [read more]

Then & Now: Popcorn and a silver ladle

July 11, 2019

By RANDY FLETCHER — Tiffany, Gorham, Wood & Hughes, and Gale are just a few of the names as important to a silver connoisseur as Gucci, Prada, Channel and Wang are to a fashionista. I don’t consider myself either a silver connoisseur or a fashionista, but I am fascinated by some of the odd [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]

VIDEO: Claus Applause winners

December 20, 2016

Two houses that were judged in the Hyattsville decorating contest were showstoppers. These homeowners know how to put on a light show. The winner of the Green Award in this year’s Claus Applause Holiday Decorating contest, 3502 Jefferson St. The Ward 5 winner in this year’s Claus [read more]

PHOTOS: Claus Applause judging is pure delight

December 17, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — On Dec. 14, four residents and city employees — myself, included — gathered to judge the houses nominated for Claus Applause, the city’s long-standing holiday decorating contest. As a kid, my family and a neighbor family would pile into a van and drive around to [read more]

Operation Santa with a Badge spreads joy to kids near and far

December 13, 2016

BY HELEN PARSHALL — Over 100 police officers and children streamed into the Mall at Prince Georges on Dec. 10, loaded in police cars with lights and sirens blaring, eager to shop for the holidays. It was all a part of Operation Santa with a Badge, an annual Hyattsville tradition that brings [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]
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