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Hyattsville: a hoops haven for 70-plus years

January 24, 2020

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]

Composting program expands in the new year

January 24, 2020

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]

Nature Nearby: Not necessarily a ‘Silent Night’

January 7, 2020

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]

Zero Waste of Time: And that’s a (non-plastic) wrap!

December 23, 2019

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]

‘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]

Miss Floribunda: Rain, rain, go away?

November 19, 2019

Dear Miss Floribunda,  The drought seems to be over, and autumn is finally here, with trees in full color. I am hearing different opinions about whether dry weather or wet weather makes for more beautiful autumn foliage. Also, some are arguing about whether the drought has made autumn late this [read more]

Celebrating the ‘city’s lungs’ at Magruder Park

November 18, 2019

By KERRY-ANN HAMILTON — Protect Hyattsville Parks (PHP), a group founded last spring, hosted a community celebration on Oct. 19 to mark the successful end of a campaign to save the 32-acre park from development efforts. Organizers of the celebration opposed relocating Hyattsville Middle School [read more]
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