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  • By CHRIS McMANES — For more than 70 years, some of the nation’s finest pre-college basketball has been played in Hyattsville. From DeMatha to Northwestern High School, from St. Mark to St. Jerome, the city’s tradition of excellence is nearly unparalleled.   DeMatha has one of the strongest [read more]
  • By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — The time has finally come: The City of Hyattsville has introduced a citywide compost pickup. When Hyattsville launched a pilot compost pickup program in 2015, it proved immediately popular. The program had a waiting list, and many residents expressed a desire to have the [read more]
  • By FRED SEITZ — p‘Twas a few days past Christmas and all through my house, several critters were stirring, especially house mouse (Mus musculus). My dog (Canis familiaris) was nestled and snug in my bed, while both he and the mouse hoped soon to be fed. Normally consuming small tidbits of seed, [read more]
  • 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]
  • By LAUREN FLYNN KELLY — Holiday shoppers in and around Hyattsville are fortunate to have so many local retailers — many of which have been featured in this column — enabling us to reduce our carbon footprint. But one new option worth considering is the locally based “e-tailer,” Lost + [read more]
  • By STUART EISENBERG — Historic districts take all kinds. I live in a Victorian-era house built in 1891 that’s done in a mild version of the Carpenter Gothic style. Maybe it was the wrong house for a detail-oriented carpenter/cabinet maker to purchase. But my wife, Kathy, really loved its [read more]
  • By JULIETTE FRADIN — We are entering the holiday season, with its joys of spending time with loved ones, sharing experiences and memories around a table. The flip side of that coin, though, is mass consumerism, excesses, plastic everything and, sadly, food waste. In the U.S., 30-40% of the food [read more]

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