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Update: Corner Makeover Needed a Makeover

| November 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Update: Corner Makeover Needed a Makeover

Much has happened at the corner of Ridge Road and Westway since I posted “Corner Make-over in Old Greenbelt” just three weeks ago – thanks to the removal of two massive trees there by Pepco. I posted this “after” photo to the Greenbelters Facebook page and people were variously horrified and optimistic about whether the […]

Movie Review: Don’t Think Twice

| November 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Movie Review: Don’t Think Twice

Now playing at the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Review by Anna Socrates. In the late-1980s, I took an improvisational comedy class as an escape from a soul-sucking job. I loved the class, a style of improv known as Theater Sports, and made new friends, had a few dates, and learned valuable life lessons. Improv requires being […]

Corner Make-over in Old Greenbelt

| November 6, 2016 | 1 Comment
Corner Make-over in Old Greenbelt

Did you ever notice this weedy mess at the corner of Westway and Ridge Road, diagonal from Mishkan Torah? Weed shrubs were blocking driver visibility – MY visibility, since this corner was on my regular route home. Walking by, I noticed that the dominant plant was poison ivy. The whole thing began to really annoy […]

Housing Yes, FBI No

| October 31, 2016 | 1 Comment
Housing Yes, FBI No

by Jeff Lemieux The city of Greenbelt supports the proposed FBI development at the Greenbelt Metro station. Meanwhile, some Greenbelt residents have launched a vocal campaign in opposition to a proposed housing development in Greenbelt. I now think these priorities should be reversed. Greenbelt should withdraw its support for the FBI complex. Alternatively, I believe […]

Movie Review: Denial

| October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Movie Review: Denial

Now playing at the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Review by Anna Socrates. Historians are not your typical superheroes. They are more likely to rely on reading glasses than on X-ray vision. They methodically gather data rather than stop speeding bullets. They burrow in archives, rather than leap over tall buildings. They favor subdued tweed jackets over […]

Utopia Film Festival, a 5-Reel Experience!

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Utopia Film Festival, a 5-Reel Experience!

The Utopia Film Festival is happening October 21-23 at several venues in Old Greenbelt.  Review by Anna Socrates. After previewing some of the highlights of this year’s Utopia Film Festival, I can say that the hottest ticket in town this weekend is a Utopia Festival pass. The festival pass is really a passport for an […]

Inside the Utopia Film Festival

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Inside the Utopia Film Festival

The 12th Utopia Film Festival is coming up soon – this weekend – and I’ve been lucky enough to join the festival-planners as one of its screeners. That means getting together weekly to watch together some of the over 200 entrants for this year’s festival, and watching others at home via a special website used by film […]

Volunteers at Greenbelt Park are Seeing the USA, one Park at a Time

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Volunteers at Greenbelt Park are Seeing the USA, one Park at a Time

Meet Mike Maxson, a Master Level Volunteer at Greenbelt Park, shown here helping man the park’s booth at Greenbelt’s Labor Day information event this year. Mike retired six years ago at the age of 60, after careers in the Marines, in manufacturing, for the TSA and then as a paid seasonal ranger at Grand Teton Park and Yellowstone. […]

SMART Recovery comes to Greenbelt. So what is it?

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
SMART Recovery comes to Greenbelt. So what is it?

The City of Greenbelt recently announced new support groups for addictive and compulsive behaviors of all kinds through a program called SMART, which stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. SMART meetings are sponsored by the city, housed in the Municipal Building and led by Teresa Smithson, an MSW therapist employed by Greenbelt’s CARES counseling program for over […]

Bill Edwards and Sea Chanters Coming to ERHS

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Bill Edwards and Sea Chanters Coming to ERHS

Page 1 of this week’s Greenbelt News Review features  a handsome young Navy man, one I barely recognized as a neighbor, thanks to that uniform. But thanks to this article, I learned that he’s Greenbelter and Musician 1st Class Bill Edwards, one of the stars of the Navy Band’s Sea Chanters, and they’ll be kicking off […]