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HY-Swap volunteers prepare for semi-annual event

October 16, 2019

By NICOLE O’NEILL — Now that the donation period for the fall HY-Swap has closed, volunteers for the semi-annual event have an important, and somewhat tedious task ahead of them. The Hyattsville Nurturing Moms’ HY-Swap will take place at the Hyattsville Municipal Building on Saturday, Oct. 19 [read more]

HY-Swap adds recycling program, looks to the future

April 4, 2019

By SHOURJYA MOOKERJEE — Spring has come! A new season means a new wardrobe, which can be pricey. But a group of neighborhood parents are — again — here to help. On April 6, community members and new parents will gather in Hyattsville’s municipal building for the Spring 2019 HY-Swap, where [read more]

Moms exchange more than clothes at HY-Swap

April 18, 2018

By MARIA D. JAMES — When the Hyattsville Nurturing Moms group first started the HY-Swap, a community exchange of infant, children’s and maternity clothing, toys and gear, in the fall of 2014, the event was managed by 10 volunteers and served 90 families. Last fall, that number increased to 73 [read more]

Humans of Hyattsville: Franklin Ventura

December 12, 2019

The Hyattsville Life & Times has started a new series called Humans of Hyattsville to help Hyattsville residents get to know their neighbors. If you’re a coffee lover, then surely you’ve spied Franklin Ventura as he sweet talks “Big Red” from behind the roastery counter at Vigilante [read more]

‘Cycling’ through stuff, one dead fish at a time

November 25, 2019

By LAUREN FLYNN KELLY October was a somber month in our house. My daughter invested in her first aquarium, and we managed to kill six fish in three weeks. Several fish experts attributed this to a failure to cycle our fish tank. “Cycling,” as I understand it, is the process of ensuring a [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]

Zero Waste of Time: The impact of fast fashion

October 14, 2019

By JULIETTE FRADIN — “I have nothing to wear”; “I need an outfit for that next event”; “I don’t fit in half of my clothes.” If the feeling is familiar, you are not alone; The world consumes about 80 billion of new clothing each year.  This is what we call fast fashion: companies [read more]

From the Editor: Many thanks for the warm welcome!

August 17, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — Hello to all you Hyattsville Life & Times (HL&T) readers! I am so happy to have joined the paper as the new associate editor. Thank you very much for the warm welcome you’ve already extended to me. I never thought I would end up covering city council happenings [read more]
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