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Movie review: Indignation

| August 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Movie review: Indignation

Now playing at the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Review by Anna Socrates. My workplace just finished celebrating Diversity Week, with guest speakers, performances, and ethnic food tastings carefully chosen to represent melting-pot America. But for most of our history, this country more aptly resembled a toddler’s dinner plate where the different foods are not allowed to […]

Road Cycling Races Right here in Greenbelt

| August 8, 2016 | 1 Comment
Road Cycling Races Right here in Greenbelt

No, this isn’t a scene from the outskirts of Rio. These are local racers, but that doesn’t mean they’re not serious about the sport, or so I gathered from watching and talking with family members and other race-followers and supporters. In fact, these weekly races in Greenbelt Park are the ONLY sanctioned bike races in […]

Movie review: Cafe Society

| July 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Movie review: Cafe Society

Now playing at the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Review by Anna Socrates. Ebay makes it easy to collect a decade—just a few clicks and you can own the black rotary phone, Bakelite radio, and chenille bathrobe that evoke the 1930s—but convincingly recreating the past isn’t easy. Historical reenactors seek to sustain historical personas over time, such […]

8 Ridge Road, the Little Court that Gardens

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
8 Ridge Road, the Little Court that Gardens

Walking down Ridge Road from Westway to my house, I stopped to admire and capture what may be the smallest and prettiest “court” in all of GHI: 8 Court Ridge. Just four homes, and their front gardens are a delight. (I think we can we all agree that if a yard is between a home and […]

Franklin’s One Night Stand in the Greenbelt Museum

| July 20, 2016 | 1 Comment
Franklin’s One Night Stand in the Greenbelt Museum

UPDATE: Here’s Franklin’s blog post about his visit to Greenbelt. Franklin Vagnone is the genius behind Twisted Preservation, a “cultural and museum consulting firm.” Just not your normal consultant. He’s a preservationist with a manifesto – for a more experiential, real-life presentation of historic homes than the usual “beige experience,” as he calls it. So […]

Meet Greenbelt Park Superintendent Matt Carroll

| July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Meet Greenbelt Park Superintendent Matt Carroll

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, this blog is featuring our very own Greenbelt National Park. Superintendent Matt Carroll was appointed to the job just last summer, so he’s celebrating an anniversary, too. I asked for an interview and he was happy to help Greenbelters get to know him a […]

Bold Colors for Small Rooms

| June 29, 2016 | 3 Comments
Bold Colors for Small Rooms

I remember being advised, when I first moved into my small GHI home, that I’d better keep the walls all white so the rooms would look larger. I may have mumbled I like color but quietly I was thinking “Boring!” So I thought it would be fun to post to the Unofficial GHI Facebook Group […]

A Greenbelt Connection

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
A Greenbelt Connection

Recently I launched a new website that curates gardening videos, and I’ve been blogging about it on the team blog Garden Rant (celebrating 10 years this month!). So I wasn’t too surprised when the Connecticut-based videographer Patrick Volk emailed me about his gardening videos. Patrick lives with his family in New Haven, where a neighbor happens to be the long-time […]

Sorrow and Pride in Greenbelt

| June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Sorrow and Pride in Greenbelt

Two days after the horrific events in Orlando the good people of Greenbelt held a vigil for the victims. The event was initiated by GreenBeLT Pride, and I know the community thanks them for it – I sure do. Lauren Cummings spoke movingly and read the names of all the victims as a candle was […]

Potential Task Force on Yard Solutions for a 21st Century Garden City

| May 30, 2016 | 4 Comments
Potential Task Force on Yard Solutions for a 21st Century Garden City

Does anyone have problems in their GHI yard, or solutions to suggest for others? Then leave a comment here or even better, come to this weeks’ Board of Directors meeting to comment on a task force being proposed to explore solutions in GHI yards. (The meeting is Thursday, June 2 at 7:30.) Below is the proposal […]