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Greenbelt turns out for “The Roosevelts”

Greenbelt turns out for “The Roosevelts”

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Greenbelters are rightly excited about the new Ken Burns documentary about The Roosevelts that will start its 7-night airing this Sunday night at 8 (and repeating at 10) and follow for the next 6 nights.  The entire 14 hours will also be available streaming beginning Monday the 15th. Reviews are calling it Ken Burns’ best yet! […]

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Greenbelt Featured in Book about Alternatives to Retirement Communities

Greenbelt Featured in Book about Alternatives to Retirement Communities

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s a terrific new book I recommend to Greenbelters and anyone looking for a place to live, especially in their retirement years.  It’s Beth Baker’s  With a Little Help from Our Friends: Creating Community as we Grow Older.  The book covers an array of alternatives to traditional retirement communities, some quite affordable (like us).  Featured […]

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What’s up with the Greenbelt Patch?

What’s up with the Greenbelt Patch?

| January 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

Lately several Greenbelters have asked me “Is Greenbelt Patch still alive?” or variants thereof, so here’s what I know: the content is no longer local to Greenbelt, except for the weather, provided automatically with a widget.  Some of the post are about Maryland, but much of it is national and even international. From perusing the […]

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Let’s Rebuild Greenbelt Road as a “Complete Street”

Let’s Rebuild Greenbelt Road as a “Complete Street”

| January 5, 2014 | 13 Comments

Making Greenbelt Green Again, Starting with Greenbelt Road Over the last 50 years, the state of Maryland has widened our suburban local arterial roads to the point where they’re like mini-highways, complete with on-ramps and partial cloverleafs, speed ramps, double (and triple) turn lanes, with limited sidewalks and no bike lanes. This design is ugly, […]

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What’s up with the Baha’i's?

What’s up with the Baha’i's?

| November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Next up in the series of profiles of houses of worship are the Bahai’s of Greenbelt, whom we see every year at the Labor Day Festival and tabling at other events, but I bet very few residents know anything about the religion.  Though I’ve never practiced the religion myself, my former tenant/housemate of 6 years […]

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Greenbelt’s Time Bank is Launched – Sign up Now!

Greenbelt’s Time Bank is Launched – Sign up Now!

| October 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

It’s what so many of us have been eagerly waiting for – a way to exchange services with other Greenbelters without the exchange of money.  It’s the alternative economy, y’all, so naturally a great fit for Greenbelt.  Plus, we’re getting to know more of our neighbors.  Win-win, etc. I attended the first orientation event for […]

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Greenbelt Live at One Year

Greenbelt Live at One Year

| October 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

It’s a little over a year since this blog launched in late summer of 2012, so a good time to assess where it’s been and where it might be going. The Original Idea, and the First Year Having been writing about gardening and nothing but gardening for since 2006 I was looking for a change.  […]

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Consumer Co-op REI and its CEO Sally Jewell

Consumer Co-op REI and its CEO Sally Jewell

| June 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Maybe you all already knew REI is a consumer co-op (the largest in the U.S.), but I didn’t until its CEO made news by being named Obama’s new Secretary of Interior, and REI was a a featured part of the story.  So first, about that appointment… Sally Jewell has had an interesting career path, first […]

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Lessons from a Reel and Meal

Lessons from a Reel and Meal

| May 21, 2013 | 1 Comment

The monthly Reel and Meal events at the New Deal are one of the reasons I moved to Greenbelt not long ago, having attended several over the last couple of years with friends from my old ‘hood and loved the whole vibe and the aging hippies, like myself, who create it. And last night’s Reel […]

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