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Franklin’s One Night Stand in the Greenbelt Museum

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Franklin’s One Night Stand in the Greenbelt Museum

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 he spends time living in them – usually in the […]

Movie review: The Hunt for the Wilderpeople

| July 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Movie review: The Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Now playing at the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Review by Anna Socrates. In the 1970s, the Australian film industry enjoyed a rebirth known as the Australian New Wave. Films such as Breaker Morant, Picnic at Hanging Rock, and My Brilliant Career introduced directors (Bruce Beresford, Peter Weir, and Gillian Armstrong) and actors (Judy Davis, Sam Neill, […]

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 […]

Movie review: Our Kind of Traitor

| July 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Movie review: Our Kind of Traitor

Now playing at the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Review by Anna Socrates. We travel for many reasons—to see the world, to experience new cultures, and to encounter interesting people. On my first solo trip, I traveled through England with a BritRail pass and a Lonely Planet guidebook in search of adventure, history, and stories. And I […]

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 […]

Big Events in Greenbelt Park!

| May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Big Events in Greenbelt Park!

Some Greenbelters don’t even know we have a National Park just across Greenbelt Road, with campsites, trails, and more. So for 2016, the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, this blog is featuring Greenbelt Park, starting with a Big Events Update. June 4, 2016 is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, the country’s largest celebration […]

Movie Review: “Money Monster”

| May 17, 2016 | 1 Comment
Movie Review: “Money Monster”

Now playing at the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Review by Anna Socrates. “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” Washed-out newscaster Howard Beale’s howl of rage at “the system” thundered on screens in 1976 and reverberated throughout popular discourse. Even if you never saw the movie, you knew the phrase. You […]