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Bike-share programs rolling into Hyattsville

July 15, 2017

BY BEN SIMASEK — Local transportation options will soon shift into high gear in Hyattsville. Over the next few years, the city plans to pilot two bike sharing programs. In spring 2018, the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation will bring the Capital Bikeshare [read more]

Nature Nearby: Green invaders in Magruder Park

February 27, 2017

BY FRED SEITZ — Walk along the bike path near the Northwest Branch and you may notice signs about a research project at the edge of the woods. On a mild winter day, I saw a team of entomologists from the University of Maryland (UMD), one of whom told me that they were working on a project to [read more]

PHOTOS: Bikers take to the streets for the Route 1 Rampage

March 12, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Updated March 13, 2016 at 9:45 a.m.  The first Route 1 Rampage racers took off from the starting line just north of Gallatin Street on Baltimore Avenue at 7:30am on March 12.  Each race lasted 25 to 60 minutes. Competitors in the race ranged from amateur to collegiate and [read more]

Council discusses UMD shuttle agreement with university official

November 14, 2014

BY GRANT WHITTINGTON — On November 3, the Hyattsville City Council again discussed a proposal that would give city residents access to the UMD shuttle. The sticking point for the council was the university’s proposed age restriction. Director of Transportation Services at the University of [read more]

My Two Cents: We don’t want to miss this bus

September 10, 2013

April Downs BY APRIL DOWNS — Have you noticed that red “Fear the Turtle” bus coming through Hyattsville during the last year or so? It’s the University of Maryland’s Shuttle-UM number 113.  I first saw it come by my house on 42nd Avenue and briefly wondered where if I could ride it even [read more]

Support your local Olympians

April 7, 2013

Credit: Sigma Phi Epsilon BY SUSIE CURRIE — Longtime local resident Dennis Vacante has been coaching Special Olympics athletes for 37 years. As the assistant area director for Prince George’s County Special Olympics, he also helps raise money for the group’s uniforms, medals and venue space [read more]

Uncovering the secrets of old homes

January 15, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — More than 50 Hyattsville residents took time out of the busy holiday season on December 13 to attend “How to Conduct Historic Research on Your Home,” co-sponsored by the Hyattsville Preservation Association (HPA) and the University of Maryland Historic Preservation [read more]
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