Archive for October, 2012
Oh my goodness. I knew that Amethyst Dwyer and Dorian Winterfeld invite all comers to their “Haunted Hollow” every Halloween from 6 to 8 p.m., and I planned to stop by. But from the looks of this video, things WILL get creepy. Presumably in a totally good way. Here’s a bit about this video from [...]
Michele Owens, my blogging partner in Upstate New York, recently showed off the wonderful woodland path where she walks with her “big handsome alpha dog” every day. Her story is that it took having a dog that needed walking for her to discover a place she enjoys as much as her own voluptuous vegetable garden. [...]
Halloween really brings out the kid in us grown-ups, and no longer are the options just in costumes. House-decorating is BIG these days, and I saw these examples of it on my lake walk today. Above, Count Dracula here rises out of his crypt periodically. We’re talking live action!
A couple of weeks ago when I was manning the information booth at Greenbelt’s Farmers Market a gentleman stopped to ask if anyone could name the colorful plants he’d seen growing in the median strip along Southway – the spot shown above. Well yes, I happened to have photographed it and could list the plants [...]
by Kim Rush-Lynch Many people are familiar with canning, but few people are aware of a traditional food preservation practice known as fermentation. Fermentation is the process where food is exposed to bacteria and yeasts, either through inoculation or naturally through the surrounding environment. When the conditions are favorable, these beneficial microorganisms outgrow their opportunistic [...]
For at least a decade Greenbelt’s Rotary Club has been supplying crayons, composition books and assorted other supplies for the kids at Springhill Lake Elementary School. I know this because Rotary Club member Helen Svensen was tabling at the farmer’s market this summer, asking for donations for a long list of needed items. (Rulers and [...]
First up, a Shih Tzu named Bernie kept his dad company at Saturday’s Harvest Festival. He’s named for Glen Burnie, MD, where he was bred. And at this year’s Pouch Plunge, always the weekend after Labor Day, one dog stood out from the crowd. Wish I’d ask who his stylist is!
Click here to read Part 1 of the Greenbelt Solar Homes Tour, which also covers two homes. Stop #3: 103 Ridge Road, home of Joe and Alice Murray With many commemorative events surrounding Greenbelt’s 75th anniversary taking place in 2012, there has been frequent mention of the original town “pioneers.” One could certainly refer to [...]
By Kristin Fletcher Fun solar fact: The earth receives more energy from the sun in just one hour than the world uses in a whole year. Source: Solarbuzz.com Greenbelt held its own in the 22nd Annual Metro Washington, DC Tour of Solar and Green Homes, with six homeowners graciously opening up their doors to share [...]
If you missed last night’s happening, the first video shows the mid-show energy – a great sound, a few dancers. Later, the energy was off the charts. At the center is this next video is birthday girl Amethyst Dwyer, the New Deal’s bar manager and booker of entertainment.
In compiling the Greenbelt Online Directory I found dozens of clubs, teams and groups that have no web presence at all – at least that I could find by Googling their name. These days, people assume that if a group isn’t online, it must not even exist – really~! And there are myriad advantages to [...]
When the Greenbelt Museum announced its “Rexford Review” fund-raising evening at the Arts Center, the event poster said “Comedy! Sideshow! Burlesque!” Little did we suspect that the burlesque would be the real deal. But before we get to that, check out the fabulous ’30s and ’40s dresses people were wearing! Above in their vintage finest [...]
By Chelsea L. Calhoun, NASM CPT When I taught my dance fitness workout at the PG Sports and Learning Complex, I was surprised by how many people attending my class felt that yoga and Pilates are fluff workouts. Yoga was the class before mine, and as my students waited I’d hear them bashing yoga, saying [...]