PHOTOS: Santa attends Fire Safety Day to help promote fire safety

December 25, 2019

By CODI GUGLIUZZ — Santa Claus took a break from his North Pole duties to meet local kids and help promote fire safety on December 15 at the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department station. Sporting toy fire helmets from volunteer firefighters, children of all ages whispered or loudly declared [read more]

PHOTOS: Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival

September 30, 2019

The 12th annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival, “Arts & Ales,” took place on Sept 21, 2019. The festival, which is organized by the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC), in partnership with the City of Hyattsville, drew vendors, artists, musicians, food vendors, [read more]

PHOTOS: Hyattsville Porchfest

September 29, 2019

On Sept 14, Hyattsville residents gathered to listen to local musicians perform–not from a stage, but from a local porch. The event, which hosted 30 performers on 10 porches across the city, was sponsored by the Hyattsville Preservation Association. This is the 4th annual Porchfest, and the [read more]

PHOTOS: Demolition is officially underway at WSSC building

July 12, 2019

By MARIA D. JAMES — The former Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) building on Hamilton Street is coming down for good. The construction team was on-site on July 12 to tear down the building, which has been the source for much debate and discussion in the community for several years. [read more]

PHOTOS: Summer Jam season kicks off

May 22, 2019

Summer is upon us, and that means Summer Jam! The 2019 Summer Jam Series kicked off May 17 at the city building. The Roustabouts played their blues-fiddle music, Smoke Rattle & Roll BBQ came over from East Maryland to serve up some smoked treats, and local favorite Streetcar 82 Brewing Co. [read more]

PHOTOS: Hyattsville celebrates 133 years

May 2, 2019

Mandy the Clown strolls along the parade route during the Hyattsville Anniversary Parade. Photo by Juliette Fradin Photography By KRISSI HUMBARD — Residents once again showed their love for Hyattsville during the city’s 133rd anniversary celebrations. On the morning of April 27, residents lined [read more]

PHOTOS: Hyattsville Library’s saucer in flight

April 30, 2019

On April 29, lucky Hyattsville residents and passersby observed a sight to behold: The Hyattsville Library saucer flew! OK, actually it was gently lifted through the air by a crane. The saucer, which will be saved to become part of an outdoor reading area, was moved out of the way of the library [read more]

PHOTOS: Library demolition in progress

April 8, 2019

By KRISSI HUMBARD — “THX 4 THE MEMORIES.” This graffiti tag is written on one of the remaining walls of the Hyattsville Branch Library’s original location, which is being demolished to make room for a new library on the same site. The demolition began in mid-March, each day [read more]

Officials wowed by students’ creativity at PGCPS art exhibit

April 2, 2019

By LILLY REESE — The Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) North County Student Art Exhibit, featuring 800 pieces of student artwork from 120 schools, opened on March 28 and county administrators and University of Maryland program directors could only say one thing — “wow!” For [read more]

PHOTOS: University Park Elementary celebrates Dr. Seuss

March 12, 2019

On March 1, University Park Elementary School held its annual Dr. Seuss breakfast celebration. The annual event celebrates the life of beloved children’s author, Theodore Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, and highlights March as Read Across America Month. The day began with a student sing-a-long [read more]
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