Then & Now: Historic Hyattsville House Tour celebrates 40 years

May 17, 2019

By RANDY FLETCHER — Last month, the telltale signs of spring started to arrive. The warmth of the sun urged flowers to pop up and show off their colorful blooms. Trees and shrubs pushed out new growth. The sounds of chirping birds and the smell of freshly cut grass began to fill the air. But even [read more]

Hyattsville Farmers Market bids farewell — for now

May 17, 2019

By LINDSAY MYERS — After 27 seasons, the oldest farmers market in Prince George’s County is taking a summer vacation. The Hyattsville Farmers Market, after several seasons of lackluster sales and low foot traffic, has been suspended for the 2019 season after too few vendors were willing to [read more]

Teen Center @ Magruder prepares for summer 2019

May 15, 2019

By MAYA KOEPPEN — As the school year comes to a close, the Teen Center @ Magruder is getting ready for a summer of fun. Camp Staycation is the teen center’s summer evening program, which boasts pool days and on-site events, as well as local trips. Teen center camp hours are Monday through [read more]

SJA kids running club puts on speedy display at UMD track meet

May 13, 2019

By LILLIAN REESE — On your mark, get set, go! On May 3, the St. Jerome Academy (SJA) Beginner Running and Fitness Club took the track to showcase their speed for fans at the University of Maryland’s (UMD) Kehoe Track. At Maryland’s final track and field meet of the season, the team invited [read more]

Denizens Brewing will open May 25 at Riverdale Park Station

May 9, 2019

By KRISSI HUMBARD — Craft beer lovers will soon have another nearby option to quench their thirst. Denizens Brewing Co. announced that it will open its second location at Riverdale Park Station on May 25. The 12,000-square-foot production house and taproom will increase the availability of [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]

Community Forklift Garden Party celebrates renewal, reuse

March 28, 2019

By COLLEEN D. CURRAN — Greenthumbs rejoice as Community Forklift’s Annual Garden Party & Fundraiser returns April 6 for its tenth year, with its popular garden supplies sale, a variety of workshops and more vendors than ever before. “We’re giving new life to old materials,” said [read more]

Zero Waste of Time: when recycling is not enough

March 20, 2019

By JULIETTE FRADIN — A few months ago, I, along with my husband and two young kids, embarked on a journey towards zero waste. It all started when I discovered that less than 10 percent of our plastic waste is actually recycled. The rest goes to landfills or is incinerated. I was totally shocked [read more]
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