Archive for August, 2012

Rising Stars and Still More Talent

Rising Stars and Still More Talent

| August 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s just two of the many entertainment events happening this weekend as part of our Labor Day Festival, starting with one that’s new this year. Greenbelt’s “Rising Stars” Come see and hear some of the Greenbelt area’s up-and-coming young musicians and vocalists in the premier of the “Greenbelt Rising” stars stage at this year’s Labor […]

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Yard Waste Dumping and Mulch Pick-Up Now in One Easy Trip

Yard Waste Dumping and Mulch Pick-Up Now in One Easy Trip

| August 28, 2012 | 2 Comments

Greenbelt’s Free Mulch One of my happiest discoveries upon moving to Greenbelt last winter was the inexhaustible supply of free mulch available for the taking at the east end of Northway.   That’s because my organic practices depend on gobs and gobs of organic mulch, much more than I care to actually pay for.  In fact, […]

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Community Garden Late-August Report

Community Garden Late-August Report

| August 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Early this summer I posted the photo above in a story for the Behnkes Nursery blog, but this plot looks much fuller now.  In fact, all the plots are looking good, and according to the gardeners there, it’s been a surprisingly good year, despite the heat and drought.  That’s because, as I was told, droughts […]

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Behind the Scenes at the New Deal Cafe

Behind the Scenes at the New Deal Cafe

| August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

In case you haven’t heard, the New Deal Cafe recently beat out the likes of Wolf Trap, the 9:30 Club and the Birchmere in WTOP’s Best Music Venue contest.  Seriously. So how did that happen?  That a 70-person-capacity funky local cafe has won that much local love?  Bar manager and music coordinator Amethyst Dwyer has […]

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Master Gardeners at the Market this Sunday

Master Gardeners at the Market this Sunday

| August 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

Coming up is the third Sunday of the month, which  means that Master Gardeners will be at the Greenbelt Farmers Market to answer all your yard and gardening questions.  the Master Gardener in charge of this event, GHI resident Janice Wolf, tells me the Master Gardeners find that they learn as much as they teach […]

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Show your Support for the Old Greenbelt Theater

Show your Support for the Old Greenbelt Theater

| August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Everyone loves the Old Greenbelt Theater, right?  But do we always show it? Here’s our chance to do just that – show the city we care at the Council’s next “work session” this coming Monday, August 20 in the Council chambers at 8:00. Why the meeting?  To address the theater’s urgent needs for renovation, including […]

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Greenbelt’s own Winning Violinist Sarah Saviet at Mishkan Torah August 26

Greenbelt’s own Winning Violinist Sarah Saviet at Mishkan Torah August 26

| August 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

If today’s Olympic Games gave medals for musical performance like their predecessors in ancient Greece did, there can be little doubt that the gold medal for post-collegiate violin playing would be awarded to Mishkan Torah’s own Sarah Saviet. The violin virtuoso has just completed her Performance Diploma studies at Indiana University, which she attended as […]

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Another Kitchen Renovation Story

Another Kitchen Renovation Story

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Thanks to Sarah for photos and details about the kitchen renovation in her block home.  Looks great! When we purchased our 2-bedroom block with downstairs study in 2005 the kitchen had a top load washing machine, no dishwasher, and a very small 24-inch range. It had horrible 1970′s vinyl flooring, the original steel cabinets (under […]

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Kitchen Renovation – the Before and After

Kitchen Renovation – the Before and After

| August 4, 2012 | 10 Comments

You’ve seen my new bathroom.  Now I’m happy to (finally) reveal my all-new kitchen and dining room!  It’s in a 3-bedroom (or 2 and a studio) block home in GHI.  First, the views that I have “before” photos for – from the realtor’s website. The narrow entrance to the dining room is on the left, […]

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Local support can take really humble forms

Local support can take really humble forms

| August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Greenbelt Community Foundation recently announced its newest grantees, which include an eco-education program at Greenbelt Middle School (thanks to CHEARS) and a 75th anniversary exhibition at the Greenbelt Museum.  Great causes!  But what struck me is the plebian nature of the other grants, which teaches us that sometimes support takes the unsexiest of forms […]

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