Archive for December, 2012

Grocery-Shopping Resolutions

Grocery-Shopping Resolutions

| December 31, 2012 | 3 Comments

As a new Co-op member last year I shopped there several times a week, almost always charging my purchases – until I read about what a huge difference it would make to them if we all switched to debit cards.  Seems that the cost to the merchant is so much less for debit cards, the […]

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Anniversary Thoughts about Moving to Greenbelt

Anniversary Thoughts about Moving to Greenbelt

| December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

I recently passed the one-year mark for living in Old Greenbelt, which prompts me to reflect on the big move from Takoma Park after 26 years there.  No deep thoughts, just some of my Favorite Things about the change, now that my seven months of construction and painting are over and I’ve had five months […]

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Help Greenbelt’s City Website get a Free Extreme Make-over!

Help Greenbelt’s City Website get a Free Extreme Make-over!

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Great News! The City of Greenbelt is a finalist in the Civic Plus Extreme Website Makeover Contest! The winning community will get a full website makeover and web content management for free for two years. This is worth several thousand dollars and will help make our website much more interactive. Civic Plus is one of […]

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Flat-Screen TVs, Explained by Glenise at Best Buy

Flat-Screen TVs, Explained by Glenise at Best Buy

| December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

No, I’m not employed by Best Buy; I just had a nice experience and want to recommend the person who made it happen.  It’s Glenise here, who explained for me the many flat-screen TV options and why I’d want to pay more for some but not others, depending on what I use it for.   She […]

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Got too much stuff?  Try Greenbelt’s Freecycle

Got too much stuff? Try Greenbelt’s Freecycle

| December 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

Freecycle is an international collection of over 5,000 local email groups for the purpose of giving away stuff to folks who live nearby.  It boasts over 9 million members worldwide, which makes me feel a bit less special for being one of them, but that’s okay. Before I downsized by moving to Greenbelt I had […]

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Holiday Hoopla at the Farmers Market

Holiday Hoopla at the Farmers Market

| December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

I know I’m not the only one who’s really missed the Greenbelt Farmers Market these last two weeks since it closed for the regular season.  I’ve been volunteering there all season and it’s such a fun place to hang out and chat people up!  (Thanks to Dorrie Bates for suggesting I volunteer for the Market […]

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Greenbelter Alison Gary, Fashion Blogger Extraordinaire

Greenbelter Alison Gary, Fashion Blogger Extraordinaire

| December 7, 2012 | 3 Comments

It was a fabulous blog story about New Deal bar manager and “fashionista” Amethyst Dwyer that led me to the fashion and style blog Wardrobe Oxygen.  That’s a topic I never, ever read about, which tells you a lot about my own “style”, which I give no thought to but probably should. But this particular […]

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A Gardener (and Worker) Reaction to Greenbelt’s Friezes.

A Gardener (and Worker) Reaction to Greenbelt’s Friezes.

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

I recently wrote a story for a national gardening blog I contribute to about the friezes on our Community Center, with the garden-centric title:  “To promote general welfare?  Garden!”  That quote was prompted by the images on the last frieze, showing the raising and holding of flowers to illustrate said general welfare, a correlation I […]

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