volunteering

DeMatha supports graduate’s community outreach

November 27, 2019

By CHRIS McMANES — Hundreds of Prince George’s County residents will be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner this year thanks to former DeMatha basketball star Jerami Grant.  His Saturday Nov. 23 “Thanksgiving Grant-ed” event at Peppermill Community Center in Landover, Md., was the third one his [read more]

Resident recognized as 2016 Volunteer of the Year passes

November 12, 2019

Catherine Barron, a longtime resident of Hyattsville, died on Oct. 29 at the age of 66. The fifth of nine children, Cathy was born in Norfolk, Va. to Robert and Geraldine Sweatt. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in social psychology.  Cathy established her career as a [read more]

Meals on Wheels delivers nutrition … and much more

November 6, 2019

By HEATHER WRIGHT — What happens when you want to age in place in your own home but getting food for yourself is a struggle? For millions of seniors across the U.S., Meals on Wheels America programs come to the rescue by delivering food. But that’s not all Meals on Wheels delivers. According to [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]

From the Editor: When ‘work bliss’ can lead to burnout

July 12, 2019

By MARIA D. JAMES — What happens when passion leads to burnout? That’s the question Jennifer Moss attempted to answer in her July 1 online article for the Harvard Business Review. Moss, a workplace expert and award-winning author of the book Unlocking Happiness at Work, challenges the advice [read more]

From the Editor: Big Brothers Big Sisters hope to fill need

September 20, 2017

BY MARIA JAMES — In the May edition of the Hyattsville Life & Times, I openly shared my challenge with finding my identity as a single adult who is childless and lives in our family-oriented community. I received many positive and encouraging messages from others who are living the single, [read more]

Mary Banks named resident volunteer of the year

December 26, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The City of Hyattsville hosted a volunteer recognition banquet on Dec. 1. According to Community Services Manager Colleen Aistis, the Hyattsville Volunteer Service Award was created in 2006 to “honor resident volunteers who have provided an extraordinary level of [read more]

UMD students help clean up Magruder Park, build foot path

August 29, 2014

According to the City of Hyattsville, students from the University of Maryland, including students from Turtle Camp, a UMD leadership program, spent several days  builing a foot path in Magruder Park, as well as removing invasive plants, trash, and debris. Turtle Camp helps clean up Magruder Park. [read more]

Local Freemasons repaint school wall

July 21, 2014

According to the City of Hyattsville, the Shelton D. Reddon Lodge No. 139 did some volunteer work Saturday morning by painting the wall in front of Hyattsville Elementary. Here is the finished job: The finished job. Photo courtesy the City of [read more]
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