volunteering

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]

From doughnuts to dollars

November 16, 2013

On the last weekend of October, police officers from several jurisdictions traded shifts on top of a building in Queens Chapel Town Center. But they weren’t on a stakeout; they were raising money for a good cause. From 6 a.m. Saturday, October 26, to noon on Sunday, October 27, members of the [read more]