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Greenbelt Kids Hunt Eggs by Land and Sea!

Greenbelt Kids Hunt Eggs by Land and Sea!

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

First, by sea.  Once again the Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center is where the action is, and this time it’s diving for eggs, some of which prizes of some kind. And there’s more… Lifeguard on duty, with appropriate headgear.  (Name to be supplied.) Aquatic Center staffers’ names to be supplied, though I do know that’s […]

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Greenbelt’s 1st Mini-Maker Faire – Wow!

Greenbelt’s 1st Mini-Maker Faire – Wow!

| April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Big congrats to George, Eva, and everyone else at Club 125 and beyond who made this a terrific event. So in response to George’s call for photos, here are most of mine, to do with as he wishes.     \                

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The Blogs of Greenbelt

The Blogs of Greenbelt

| April 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

To start with the question “What ARE blogs?,” they’re simply a type of website that’s updated frequently, with the newest articles at the top of the home page, and comments allowed.  They’ve become ubiquitous because of their ease of use, and the more conversational and casual writing style that most bloggers use. When blogs began […]

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Welcome the Greenbelt Girl to the Blogosphere

Welcome the Greenbelt Girl to the Blogosphere

| April 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

There’s a new Greenbelt blogger on the Interwebs, and it’s Heather Brooks, the GreenbeltGirl!  I asked Heather to tell us why the blog, why now, more info please!  She obliged: Blogging to Connect with Greenbelt I started Greenbelt Girl out of a desire to integrate myself with the Greenbelt community.  I first dated my fiance, […]

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Call for Makers, Crafters & Performers for Greenbelt’s 1st Annual Mini-Maker Faire

Call for Makers, Crafters & Performers for Greenbelt’s 1st Annual Mini-Maker Faire

| March 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s a Deadline:  Makers, Performers and Crafters must sign up before March 31! I love what Geroge Boyce and Eva Fallon and their pals are doing over at Club 125.  Like, the upcoming Maker-Faire!! Greenbelt Mini-Maker Faire Hosted by Club125, Greenbelt’s Makerspace, the 1st Annual Greenbelt Mini Maker Faire will be a family-friendly celebration featuring […]

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Launch and Launch Party Report

Launch and Launch Party Report

| February 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

As promised in an earlier story here, I attended Goddard’s Launch Party today for the extremely important new precipitation-monitoring satellite, and it was exciting!  Here’s what visitors saw on huge screens everywhere at the Visitor’s Center, and on more huge screens across Goddard for their employees, especially the team who worked so long to make […]

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Big NASA Launch this Week!

Big NASA Launch this Week!

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was hoping to post this article as an invitation to join Goddard’s Launch Party this week, but it turns out that space is limited, and they’re full up.  Fortunately they’re making room for this blogger and I’ll do my best to convey the excitement, and maybe a bit of the science behind this historic […]

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Bolting from Greenbelt to New York City

Bolting from Greenbelt to New York City

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Taking the bus from DC to New York City became unbelievably cheap and therefore popular with college students a few years back, though the trips, leaving from Chinatown, were reportedly noisy and rowdy. Since then, more adult-friendly competitors for that high-traffic route have sprung up, and there’s even a trip to DC leaving from the […]

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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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Circus Camp Coming to Town!

Circus Camp Coming to Town!

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’m putting this on my calendar – performances by the 2013 Greenbelt’s Youth Circus, entitled “Legend – Myths and Legends from Around the World Told Through Circus.”  I missed it last year but after seeing Erik Zhang’s photos of it on his Greenbelt 2012 blog, that won’t happen again. WHEN AND WHERE: Four performances, all […]

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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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The Green Man Cometh!

The Green Man Cometh!

| May 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

If proof were ever needed that Greenbelters 1), care about Mother Earth and 2), know how to have fun, one need look no farther than the Green Man Festival, scheduled to return for the 9th year this coming weekend.  This year it’s dedicated to our forests (didn’t someone proclaim this Greenbelt’s Year of the Forest?) […]

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Not just a Walk in the Woods

Not just a Walk in the Woods

| October 29, 2012 | 3 Comments

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. […]

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Total Commitment to Halloween

Total Commitment to Halloween

| October 27, 2012 | 1 Comment

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!

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Bernie and Greenbelt’s Blue-Tailed Wonder

Bernie and Greenbelt’s Blue-Tailed Wonder

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

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!

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Kids and their Pets

Kids and their Pets

| September 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

A highlight of our highlight-filled Labor Day Festival has gotta be the Kids Pet Contest.  Here are just a few of the reasons. Now I think I understand why there are soooo many pugs on the wildly popular animal blog Cute Overload that I check religiously. It’s the hamminess, those eyes, the tongue! I was […]

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How to follow this (or any) blog

How to follow this (or any) blog

| July 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s a brief tutorial on the ways that readers can follow this or any blog that may interest them, all of which are more convenient than trying (and usually failing) to remember to click on them occasionally, sometimes only to find nothing new there.   Which can cause a soul to lose interest in checking that […]

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Fritz, our first featured Dog of Greenbelt

Fritz, our first featured Dog of Greenbelt

| June 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Barely out of his puppyhood but already the gentleman, Fritz here is a familiar sight around town.  This handsome redhead is half miniature poodle and half cockapoo, so owner Jeannette Holman calls him a cockapoopoo. Send us your dog photos! Email Greenbelt Live to have photos of your best canine friends posted here for all […]

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