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Greenbelt Featured in Book about Alternatives to Retirement Communities

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Greenbelt Featured in Book about Alternatives to Retirement Communities

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 […]

“Growing” Bluebirds in the Beltsville Ag Research Center

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
“Growing” Bluebirds in the Beltsville Ag Research Center

Last Friday I rode shotgun through the Beltsville Ag Research Center in Marcia van Horn’s Ranger as she checked on some of her 175 nesting boxes for bluebirds, tree swallows, chickadees, titmice, wrens and nuthatches – but mainly bluebirds.  (Marcia’s a former Greenbelter who returned for our garden tour last September and made this fabulous video of it.) Nest […]

Going out in Greenbelt, July 25 – August 3

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Going out in Greenbelt, July 25 – August 3

This is a weekly preview of fun, interesting things happening in Greenbelt: music, theater, talks, guided tours, and more. This list covers the next nine days. Friday, July 25, 2014 At the New Deal Cafe: - Jazz and blues piano by Takoma Park’s own John Guernsey (6:30 to 8pm) - The Bachelor & the Bad Actress - indie with a […]

What I Learned from Nutrition Counseling

| July 22, 2014 | 1 Comment
What I Learned from Nutrition Counseling

By Li’l Dan Celdran, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist After years of having a love/hate relationship with food, I decided to treat myself to a nutrition consultation a few years ago with Kim Rush Lynch of Cultivating Health, which “provides coaching, education and support for individuals and organizations to learn and practice healthy eating, playing and […]

Destinations on my 7-Minute Walk

| July 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
Destinations on my 7-Minute Walk

Recently I was wondering how long it takes me to walk to Roosevelt Center, so I timed the walk and got an unexpected answer:  just 7 minutes.  That means that when I drive I’m saving what – 3-4 minutes?  That thought has led to my walking more, and to this photo set of places I regularly […]

How to Improve your Posture

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
How to Improve your Posture

by Li’l Dan Celdran, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist Having poor posture can lead to problems like neck pain, back pain, reduction in air supply, muscle weakness and imbalance.  Just one cause demonstrates why.  When one’s shoulders are forward and upper back rounded, muscles become overworked to counterbalance the pull of gravity on the forward head. Some […]

Greenbelt Live’s Nominee (s) for Outstanding Citizen of 2014

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Greenbelt Live’s Nominee (s) for Outstanding Citizen of 2014

Now’s the time when Greenbelters get to nominate someone to receive the high honor of being named Greenbelt’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year.  Applicants must be contributing to the community as a volunteer, and here’s a bit more about the person from the Labor Day website page about the process: Describe in your own words […]

Li’l Dan on Exercising in the Water

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Li’l Dan on Exercising in the Water

by Li’l Dan Celdran The Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center has been a special place for me. Before the facility was remodeled 20 plus years ago, I used to play with friends (in the outdoor pool) and take swimming lessons in the early morning. Man, was that water cold! As a young adult I was […]

Pools Galore, and a Hot Tub, Too

| July 3, 2014 | 1 Comment
Pools Galore, and a Hot Tub, Too

Since writing about the fitness side of Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center I’ve wanted to learn more about the other part – all things aquatic – and now it’s hot enough to dive into that topic, too. Outdoors Aquatic Events/Activities Outdoors, the pools seem to always be busy with an assortment of activities, starting with […]

Mark Opsasnick, Local Rock Historian, on Greenbelt’s Famous Rockers

| June 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
Mark Opsasnick, Local Rock Historian, on Greenbelt’s Famous Rockers

Here’s a familiar face to many Greenbelters – Mark Opsasnick at his favorite hang-out – the New Deal Cafe.  Mark’s a life-long Greenbelter, so can tell stories about the teen scene here back in the ’60s. The action was at the Youth Center, which held dances up until ’76 when they, along with similar teen […]