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Movie Review: “Bringing up Baby”

| May 28, 2015 | 1 Comment
Movie Review: “Bringing up Baby”

by Anna Socrates Today’s romantic comedies are a lot like Mad Libs. In them, Meg-Jennifer-Julia/Ryan-Aniston-Roberts labors at a high-powered career or chucks it to open a cupcake boutique, all the while conscious of her biological clock tick-tick-ticking away and despairing of ever finding Mr. Right. And when she does meet her male foil, she and […]

Day Trip: Pontoon Tour of the Patuxent River

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Day Trip: Pontoon Tour of the Patuxent River

How about a new feature here on the old blog – fun day trips from Greenbelt!  Guest blog stories welcome – just email me. So I’ll start, with a place I began exploring last summer and returned to recently - Patuxent River Park.  in Upper Marlboro.  Its website tells us it has more than 8 miles […]

Review: “Woman in Gold” at Greenbelt Theatre

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Review: “Woman in Gold” at Greenbelt Theatre

by Anna Socrates The face of Adele Bloch Bauer once reigned over the Austrian Gallery at Vienna’s Belvedere Palace and adorned magnets, mugs, and t-shirts in the gift shop. In Gustav Klimt’s 1907 painting, this upper-class Viennese Jewish woman—her eyes knowing and her mouth sensual—extends an erotic invitation; however, she is trapped in a rushing […]

A Greenbelt Wedding!

| May 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
A Greenbelt Wedding!

Hillary Gottemoeller and Joe Harris – the performing couple formerly known as the The Bachelor and the Bad Actress – were married yesterday in Roosevelt Center, a place I’ll forever think of as The Church of You and Me – or You, Me, and the Whole Town.  And the location was soooo fitting.  Joe’s been […]

Teresa’s Lakeside Garden

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Teresa’s Lakeside Garden

If you’ve walked around Greenbelt Lake recently you’ve probably noticed this scene along the path – a swath of gold and lots of lavender action, too. I was wow’ed by this scene enough last year to search out the gardener to find out more.  Turns out the gardener is the very knowledgeable Teresa Desch, who’s […]

Greenbelt Theatre is BACK, and so is this Blog

| May 4, 2015 | 3 Comments
Greenbelt Theatre is BACK, and so is this Blog

I’m still as busy as ever but how can I NOT blog about the opening of our much-missed, better-than-ever historic Greenbelt Theatre, under exciting new management?? The soft opening was Friday May 1 and as executive director Caitlin McGrath said after the firemen arrived between shows (thank to an overzealous smoke detector being set off […]

Laugh-in Debuts at the New Deal!

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Laugh-in Debuts at the New Deal!

Capacity crowd and lots of laughs last night at the New Deal – a Tuesday night, y’all.  It was the first of what will be a monthly event (4th Tuesdays) and boy, are we lucky to have good stand-up right here in Greenbelt. Here’s how it came about: Chris Lawrence grew up in New York […]

Greening Up the Suburbs – What to do with Greenbelt’s Empty Parking Lots?

| January 27, 2015 | 9 Comments
Greening Up the Suburbs – What to do with Greenbelt’s Empty Parking Lots?

by Jeff Lemieux Last winter, my wife and I took a bike ride around Greenbelt, Maryland.  It was between 2 and 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon.  Our goal was to see how many parking lots around our shopping centers and office parks sit empty on an average workday. What we found was pretty discouraging. The […]

Greenbelt Elementary School Joins Recycling Initiative

| January 14, 2015 | 1 Comment
Greenbelt Elementary School Joins Recycling Initiative

  By Li’l Dan Celdran, GES parent On Wednesday, December 3 Greenbelt Elementary School hosted an assembly for all its students and staff regarding its new recycling program. Dr. Luisa Robles, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Greenbelt, shared information with us on the items that can be recycled at GES.  Dr. Robles set up […]

Greenbelt Live Goes on Hiatus

| January 6, 2015 | 3 Comments
Greenbelt Live Goes on Hiatus

Hiatus, sabbatical, whatever you call it, I’m taking time off from blogging about Greenbelt. However, blog stories by others – you guys! – are most welcome and I’ll continue to make it easy for others to publish here.  You just won’t see new stories from me for a while.  Here’s why. Last March I launched […]