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Greenbelt one of “10 Towns that Changed America”

| April 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Greenbelt one of “10 Towns that Changed America”

Greenbelt was one of just “10 Towns that Changed America” in the PBS series “10 that Changed America.”  Here’s the 5.5-minute segment of the show about Greenbelt. Click here to see the other nine: St. Augustine, FL; Philadelphia; Salt Lake City; Riverside, IL; Pullman, IL; Levittown, NY; Southwest DC; Seaside, FL; and the Pearl District […]

Greenbelt’s Bernie Video a Big Hit

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Greenbelt’s Bernie Video a Big Hit

With the polls closed on this primary election night,  I can finally post this classic Greenbelt production without having to give equal time to Clinton (as if such a thing exists). Song and video by Joe Harris, who wrote on Facebook, “Our neighborhood made a thing… a thing for Bernie Sanders!!! A big thanks to […]

Movie review: “Marguerite”

| April 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Movie review: “Marguerite”

Now playing at the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Review by Anna Socrates. You might remember William Hung. Although hopelessly untalented, he rocketed to overnight stardom after his appearance on American Idol went viral. Unlike later Internet sensations and media-savvy celebrities, with their nudge-nudge, wink-wink self awareness that lets us in on the joke, Hung seemed to […]

Movie review: “Remember”

| April 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Movie review: “Remember”

Now playing at the Old Greenbelt Theatre.  Review by Anna Socrates. Each year, for Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, my workplace invites a survivor to speak at an assembly. Last year’s speaker spoke movingly of the collective madness of living under Hungary’s fascist regime and the random chances and bits of good fortune that led […]

Fresh mulch! Come and get it.

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fresh mulch! Come and get it.

This was the scene this morning at the Northway mulch/compost/wood-chip operation. Very impressive! So out came the smart phone for photos and a 20-minute video, too. Mulch v. Compost I drove up the hill toward the observatory to find plenty of fresh-chopped leaf mulch and, just to the left, last year’s leaf mulch that has […]

It’s Time to Break up Maryland’s State Highway Administration

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
It’s Time to Break up Maryland’s  State Highway Administration

Maybe the best way to fight the state highway is to split it up. By Jeff Lemieux . This is a picture I took last year at the Maryland State Highway Administration’s (SHA’s) District 3 offices in Greenbelt. I don’t even remember what the meeting I attended was about. Instead of listening to the speakers, […]

Greenbelt Loves Sunday Buses!

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Greenbelt Loves Sunday Buses!

After years of working to bring bus service to Greenbelt, it’s official, and the first bus rolled into town Easter morning, greeted by Mayor Emmett Jordan.  Via Facebook, he invited residents to join him at 7 a.m. to celebrate the arrival of the first bus arriving at Roosevelt Center. Another group of Greenbelters met and rode the bus that […]

Movie Review: 45 Years

| March 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Movie Review: 45 Years

Now playing at the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Review by Anna Socrates. In preparation for my most recent high school reunion, one of the organizers set up a Facebook page to allow people to reconnect. The organizer created more than a site detailing the reunion weekend events. He scanned and posted yearbooks and issues of the […]

Seeing Plenty of Greenbelt in Greenhills, Ohio

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Seeing Plenty of Greenbelt in Greenhills, Ohio

One of our two sister cities – Greenhills, Ohio – held a Share your Memories Day in 2012 and made a video using lots of the stuff people brought from home. We don’t recognize the people but boy, does their Community Center look familiar. (Ours looks prettier!) Video by the Greenhills Historical Society. I follow […]

Greenbelt Company wins 2015 Woman Contractor of the Year

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Greenbelt Company wins 2015 Woman Contractor of the Year

American Express’s small business division recently named Greenbelt’s own Proven Management LLC as its 2015 Woman Contractor of the Year for outstanding success in government contracting. Proven Management is a certified woman- and minority-owned small business offering facility and logistics consulting services and generates 98% of its revenue through contracts with 28 federal agencies, including the U.S. […]