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My Two Cents: Fly the state flag properly

July 15, 2018

By TAYLOR MYERS — We Marylanders are unusually proud of our state flag — and for good reason. Unquestionably unique and recognizable, the Maryland flag combines the coats of arms of the Calvert and Crossland families, highlighting our state’s history. In recent years, the red, white, black [read more]

Then & Now: Unmapping segregation

February 22, 2018

BY STUART EISENBERG — With debates ranging regionally over the legacy of tolerating monuments to leaders of the Confederacy in public spaces, one may ponder, “What does institutional racism look like locally? Where does it dwell in Hyattsville?” One form in which I find institutional racism [read more]

Hyattsville Voices: A boyhood at the barbershop

September 9, 2014

BY KATY JUNE-FRIESEN — The following is an excerpt from an Aug. 18, 2014, interview with Frank Key, who has lived in the Hyattsville area since he was a boy. He and his wife Liz bought their home on 32nd Avenue in 1970. Katy June-Friesen edited the text for length and clarity. I grew up here. My [read more]

Re-enactors prepare for epic battle

August 10, 2013

  Members of the Baltimore United Volunteers march in formation in front of Riversdale in an annual tradition, the Battle of Bladensburg re-enactment. BY MEGAN J. BROCKETT —  On August 24, Kathy Norvell will wake up and start getting ready to go back in time. Norvell, a veteran War of 1812 [read more]

Postcards from the Past: What Hyattsville was like 45 years ago

June 8, 2013

BY PEGGY DEE — I moved to Hyattsville on June 26, 1968, making me a 45-year resident this month.  I often daydream back to that mild summer day when the moving van unloaded my family and I to a duplex house on 41st Avenue.  We moved out from northeast Washington and the home where I was raised. [read more]

Uncovering the secrets of old homes

January 15, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — More than 50 Hyattsville residents took time out of the busy holiday season on December 13 to attend “How to Conduct Historic Research on Your Home,” co-sponsored by the Hyattsville Preservation Association (HPA) and the University of Maryland Historic Preservation [read more]
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