Archive for January, 2013

Why Screening is So Important, and How to Get it on the Cheap

Why Screening is So Important, and How to Get it on the Cheap

| January 28, 2013 | 4 Comments

When I started my new townhouse garden in Old Greenbelt I knew enough to do three kinda permanent things in the yard as soon as possible – patios, paths, and some evergreen screening plants.  And I did all that and sat back to enjoy the view, such as it is – neighbors’ storage areas, nd […]

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Lunchtime Yoga is Worth Your Lunch Hour

Lunchtime Yoga is Worth Your Lunch Hour

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Chelsea L. Calhoun, NASM CPT The week before Christmas I did an intense leg workout and took a pole dancing class on Monday, and on Tuesday went roller skating. The result – extremely tight quads. I could barely walk. Since I was determined to experience several different types of exercise classes during my holiday […]

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Kim’s Tips for the Winter Blues and Invitation to PLAY

Kim’s Tips for the Winter Blues and Invitation to PLAY

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Kim Rush Lynch The holidays are over and the football season is about to wrap up. Unless you’re a cold-weather person who enjoys the outdoors, the end of January can bring the winter blues. Because our bodies naturally want to hibernate this time of year, we find ourselves moving less and eating more. In […]

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Standing O for Eric Zhang’s Greenbelt 2012 Blog

Standing O for Eric Zhang’s Greenbelt 2012 Blog

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Kathy Labukas The Friends of Greenbelt Museum‘s first lecture of the year was held at the Community Center this past Monday, featuring Eric Zhang’s presentation about Greenbelt2012, his photography blog of Greenbelt’s 75th Anniversary Year.  He did not consider this a lecture, since he knew that most of the audience knew much about Greenbelt […]

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Beaverdam Creek Passes Water Tests with Flying Colors

Beaverdam Creek Passes Water Tests with Flying Colors

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Test Results It took me a while to figure out where the rain that falls on Greenbelt ends up, but thanks to Mark Cristal here, I’ve learned that it’s the Beaverdam Creek (and then into the Anacostia River).  Beaverdam Creek has a watch group that works to protect and improve the creek, and that includes […]

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It’s Easy to Love-Hate Ikea

It’s Easy to Love-Hate Ikea

| January 8, 2013 | 5 Comments

People drive hours to shop at the precious few Ikea stores in the U.S.  Greenbelters are just 10 minutes away, so naturally we shop at the Swedish mega-store.  To furnish my new (1937) home, I acquired a few items there myself – Malm bed and night stand, two Billy bookcases, and a desk. I’ve also […]

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Awesome Greenbelter Jean Cook

Awesome Greenbelter Jean Cook

| January 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Greenbelt Live has succeeded wildly at one of its primary goal -  as a way for me to meet Greenbelters, especially the more active ones who have an impact.  And looking into the volunteer program GIVES led to my spending some time with one of the city’s top volunteers, a previous winner of Citizen of […]

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