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Fitness at the Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center

Fitness at the Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center

| March 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

I’m embarrassed to admit that I haven’t taken full advantage of my membership at the Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center, much less blogged about it.  But when I received an email announcement some new fitness equipment I jumped on the chance to ask for a tour of the facilities, and Aquatics Coordinator Cheryl Conrad volunteered […]

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New Chicago Dance Studio Q&A

New Chicago Dance Studio Q&A

| February 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

Here’s the first of a new series on Greenbelt Live – Q&As with dance and fitness teachers!  First up, Samantha Fitschen, owner and director of the New Chicago Dance Studio on Greenway Center Drive. Q:  What IS the New Chicago Dance Studio? A:  The studio began in 2010. I had a large student following from […]

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Those Crazy Polar Plungers!

Those Crazy Polar Plungers!

| December 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

Today, under clear skies and with temperatures in the high 30s, the third annual Polar Plunge was ON!  It started with Aquatics Coordinator Mitch Kallemyn giving the safety instructions, which I found interesting.  No jumping in the deep end because when you jump in cold water – and water temp today was 37 degrees – […]

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Eat Crepes for the Community Foundation!  Also, “Like” on Facebook!

Eat Crepes for the Community Foundation! Also, “Like” on Facebook!

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

You already love the hot crepes at Greenbelt Farmers Market, but now there’s another reason – even an excuse for dieters – to order a couple of them this Sunday.   Miguel of Crepes at the Market has pledged to donate 50% of the day’s proceeds to the Greenbelt Community Foundation. Which has me really […]

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Congrats to Proteus Bikes – Third Best in the U.S.!

Congrats to Proteus Bikes – Third Best in the U.S.!

| November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Active Times has named the 50 best bike shops in the whole U.S. of A. and our own Proteus is number 3!  Here’s the announcement in a recent Proteus e-newsletter: We were happy enough to be one of the 80 nominees for The Active Times’ 50 Best Bike Shops; however, to not only be […]

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Switching to a Greenbelt Dentist

Switching to a Greenbelt Dentist

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Since moving to the D.C. area in 1971 I’ve always gone downtown to the dentist – to the Dupont Circle or Farragut Square neighborhoods – even when I lived in the suburbs.  I never challenged the need for the schlep because the best professionals are in the city, right? But since moving to Greenbelt and […]

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Meli Melo is <em>Open</em> for Business

Meli Melo is Open for Business

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

That “OPEN” sign brightened my day yesterday, as did the deep-dish Pesto Pizza below.  It would feed a family of three or four but I managed to inhale it over the course of one day.  Deelish.  Click here to see the whole menu, which isn’t yet on the restaurant’s website. More about the much-anticipated gourmet […]

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Meli Melo Pizza Almost Open!

Meli Melo Pizza Almost Open!

| August 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

Greenbelters are pretty excited about their new food option in Roosevelt Center – the almost-open Meli Melo Pizza.  They were indeed open on Saturday and gave away free samples, which were a big hit with the crowd, shown here grabbing the sample trays from owner Hakeem Bakeer. I stopped by the restaurant today and no, […]

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Hooping in Roosevelt Center, and the World of Hooping

Hooping in Roosevelt Center, and the World of Hooping

| June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you attended last weekend’s Sacred Quilt Festival or the Green Man Festival last month, I bet you noticed – and couldn’t take your eyes off – the expert hoop-dancing of Shannon Bishop, a sampling of which I captured in this video. When Shannon returned for more Greenbelt hooping (the word “hula” being sooo last […]

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Everyone Loves Calvert Farm

Everyone Loves Calvert Farm

| May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

That’s the impression I’ve gotten from asking folks about Calvert Farm, source of Greenbelt’s Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and more goodies on Sundays at the Greenbelt Farmers Market.  People also say great things about Pam Stegall Roberts in particular, shown above at the Farmers Market’s opening day for the 2013 season. The Farm Calvert Farm […]

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Kale-a-Rama was Awesome, and so is Veganism

Kale-a-Rama was Awesome, and so is Veganism

| May 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

I was soooo impressed with the “first-ever” Kale-a-Rama Festival that was a major happening recently in Roosevelt Center, I had to find out who or what was behind it.   Here’s what I found out via organizer Cam MacQueen. Who Made it Happen There were four organizers of the event, all vegans and active the animal […]

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Q&A with Yoga Instructor Karl Gary

Q&A with Yoga Instructor Karl Gary

| March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Next up in our series of interviews with the yoga instructors of Greenbelt is a Q&A with Karl Gary.  He’s a gentle and meditative form of Yoga at the Mowatt Memorial Church, 40 Court Ridge Rd. Greenbelt.  Monday nights, Friday nights 7:00 – 8:15 pm and Saturday morning 8:30 – 9:45 am.  Please check out […]

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Q&A with Yoga Instructor Christine Romero

Q&A with Yoga Instructor Christine Romero

| March 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

Next in our series of interviews with Greenbelt’s yoga and fitness instructors is Christine Romero, who teaches yoga classes at Greenbelt’s Community Center for the SAGE program of Prince George’s Community College. Q:  What types of yoga were you trained in? My practice began in 1992 at St. Mark’s Yoga Center on Capitol Hill, where […]

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Finding Yogic Bliss in Greenbelt

Finding Yogic Bliss in Greenbelt

| February 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

Over the years I’ve tried a half dozen different yoga teachers and found none that were a good fit for me.  Living in Takoma Park, I naturally tried the local yoga establishment – Willow Street, with  almost 30 different instructors.  Here’s what I disliked about the classes I tried – partnering!  I wanted yoga to […]

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Q&A with Yoga Teacher Laura Bonkosky

Q&A with Yoga Teacher Laura Bonkosky

| February 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

This is the first in a series of interviews with the people who teach yoga in Greenbelt.  Read more about it here. Laura Bonkosky teaches the Lunchtime Yoga classes Tuesday and Thursday through the Greenbelt Department of Recreation.   Here’s the Rec Dept Activity Guide; yoga is on pages 16 and 17.   Laura moved to […]

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Where Local Fitness-Seekers Find Support

Where Local Fitness-Seekers Find Support

| February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Curious to know what goes on at the PLAY Fitness and Nutrition Workshops given by Kim Rush Lynch and Chelsea Calhoun, I stopped by their free sneak peak the other day.  There was a nice turn-out of women of a certain age, and after some movement – fun, playful movement – things got interesting as […]

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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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Healthy Tips for Holiday Eaters, and a Free Event about Sugar

Healthy Tips for Holiday Eaters, and a Free Event about Sugar

| November 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Event Please join Kim Rush-Lynch and Chelsea Calhoun for their FREE Healthy Holidays Open House on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Glenn Dale Community Center, 2-4 PM. They will explore alternatives to sugar and ways to bring that sweet flavor into your holiday menus. Learn and PLAY games that will keep your family entertained […]

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Fun with Fermented Foods

Fun with Fermented Foods

| October 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

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 […]

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