Archive for September, 2012

Bye-bye, Greenbelt Credit Union

Bye-bye, Greenbelt Credit Union

| September 26, 2012 | 4 Comments

A while back I wrote about my eagerness to Move my Money – for reasons both political and practical – and my intention to make the Greenbelt Credit Union my money’s new home. So here’s the latest: I still hadn’t closed my SunTrust account and transferred my automatic payment and deposit instructions to the credit […]

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Getting to the bottom of GIVES, a volunteer exchange group

Getting to the bottom of GIVES, a volunteer exchange group

| September 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

GIVES is the apt acronym for the Greenbelt Intergenerational Volunteer Exchange Service, but it took me some sleuthing to figure it all out.  Thrown by the term “intergenerational”, I assumed it was strictly younger people helping the elderly but that’s not so. It’s for anyone of any age who needs help.  It did arise out […]

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Enter your Greenbelt-themed photos <em>now</em>

Enter your Greenbelt-themed photos now

| September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The New Deal Cafe and Friends of the New Deal are putting on a show but this time, there’s no music involved.  It’s a Group Photography Show to Celebrate Greenbelt’s 75th Anniversary.  The show, which will include awards, helps build an even MORE vibrant community of artists in Greenbelt. The show will be at the […]

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More Art and Photo Show Moments

More Art and Photo Show Moments

| September 12, 2012 | 2 Comments

I can’t resist posting a few more images from our Labor Day Art and Photo Shows. x Above, Mayor J Davis with “Turn, Turn, Turn,” a collage by Marjorie Gray, who received a 1st place award in the Art Show in the prints/mixed media category for another collage. Photo by Nora Simon. Above, Clara Majors […]

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Greenbelt’s Youngest Artist Makes Debut

Greenbelt’s Youngest Artist Makes Debut

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

One-year-old Naomi Gasper here was the youngest contestant – ever! – in Greenbelt’s Labor Day Art Show.  And from this photo by her mom Ana I’m totally inspired by how she gets INTO her art – full-body painting!   The next photo shows her admiring the finished work on display, with dad Fred.

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Kudos to Museum for their 75th Anniversary Exhibit

Kudos to Museum for their 75th Anniversary Exhibit

| September 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

I’m hearing great things about the new exhibit “Greenbelt:  The First 75 Years, 1937-2012 by the Greenbelt Museum, on display at the Community Center.  According to their website, the exhibit “examines Greenbelt’s history in timeline form and features photographs, ephemera, and artifacts from Greenbelt’s 75 year history.  Through an interactive feature in the exhibition, Greenbelters […]

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Food Forest Report

Food Forest Report

| September 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

CHEARS, the Greenbelt-based Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society, has completed phase 1 of its Food Forest project (one of its many projects), and here’s their report.  Great project! Greenbelt Food Forest: Phase I Photo Journal View more presentations from CHEARS

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Free Showing of Oscar-Nominated “A Chemical Reaction”

Free Showing of Oscar-Nominated “A Chemical Reaction”

| September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

This coming Sunday the 9th at Hyattsville’s Busboys and Poets there will be a free showing of “A Chemical Reaction,” the terrific documentary about the battle to ban toxic lawn pesticides in Canada.  Movie time is 5:00 and there will be a panel discussion at 6:15.  On tap for the discussion are Dr. Diana Post, […]

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Kids and their Pets

Kids and their Pets

| September 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

A highlight of our highlight-filled Labor Day Festival has gotta be the Kids Pet Contest.  Here are just a few of the reasons. Now I think I understand why there are soooo many pugs on the wildly popular animal blog Cute Overload that I check religiously. It’s the hamminess, those eyes, the tongue! I was […]

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