Re-enactors, racers mark Bladensburg bicentennial

August 14, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014 11:00am – Dedication of “Undaunted in Battle” Monument at Monument Park, program includes dignitaries, Marine Band, and mixed services color guard 12:00pm to 6:00pm – Battle of Bladensburg Festival at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, evening [read more]

Give your backyard a lift with repurposed goods

July 9, 2014

– LAUREN FLYNN KELLY – In between bouts of summer rain and the occasional battle with a tiger mosquito, I love to get outside. My outdoor to-do list this summer includes finally putting some leftover patio pavers and an old shutter door to use as DIY planters. Luckily, the surplus, [read more]

Primary numbers rolling in

June 25, 2014

Rounding up the numbers from races of local interest: County Council District 2 (Democrat) Doyle Niemann – 2,214 (50.2%) Deni Taveras – 2,196 (49.8%) Municipalities: Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood House of Delegates – District 22 (Democrat) Alonzo [read more]

Protesters want war memorial to stay

June 10, 2014

BY KATY CARL — On May 31, hundreds of area residents gathered at the Bladensburg Peace Cross in a demonstration against a lawsuit claiming that the 1925 war memorial violates the First Amendment’s ban on government-run religion. The monument stands at the junction of Routes 1 and 450, near [read more]

Rare glimpse inside Bostwick House

May 22, 2014

Gray O’Dwyer On Sunday, May 4, Maryland Milestones hosted the Bostwick Heritage Festival to celebrate the Bladensburg estate’s three centuries of history with dozens of local vendors and artisans. Younger visitors made bricks and learned to swordfight, while University of Maryland historic [read more]

Placemaking grants awarded

March 15, 2014

BY JENNA HECKER — Two Hyattsville artists were among the 2014 grant recipients announced by Art Lives Here at Urban Eats Cafe on February 27. The 19 projects that received grants were selected from nearly 50 proposals, each coming from individuals that live, work or are connected in some way to [read more]

Peace Cross battle arouses strong emotions

November 10, 2012

BY SCARLETT SALEM AND PAULA MINAERT — The latest salvo in the battle over Bladensburg’s Peace Cross came on November 4, when county officials denied the American Humanist Association’s contention that having the 40-foot-tall memorial on public property is unconstitutional. The move came in [read more]
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