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Dying Green at the Reel and Meal

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Dying Green at the Reel and Meal

I recently attended the Reel and Meal viewing and discussion of Dying Green, a short documentary about conservation or “green” burial, which I’d never heard of before.  Here’s the trailer. I’d always thought cemeteries had to look like this: During my lifetime, in the U.S., they did, though much earlier in history they looked more like the […]

How about Murals in Greenbelt?

| December 9, 2014 | 2 Comments
How about Murals in Greenbelt?

Here’s a mural I came upon in an out-of-the-way restaurant parking lot while visiting Pittsburgh last summer.  Funded by a Pittsburgh’s public art program, it made me long for murals right here in Greenbelt. Here’s where I’d love to see murals instead of blank concrete – on our iconic underpasses. Murals have recently been popping up across America, […]

Columbia Heights, Easy Metro Destination from Greenbelt

| December 2, 2014 | 1 Comment
Columbia Heights, Easy Metro Destination from Greenbelt

I’ve taken Metro’s Red and Blue Lines since they opened in ’76 and only began discovering the Green Line since moving to Greenbelt three years ago.  Now with both Green and Yellow Lines coming all the way to us, the possibilities have doubled.  Choices! But back to Green, and where that line can take us […]

Help Design the GHI Garden Contest

| November 24, 2014 | 3 Comments
Help Design the GHI Garden Contest

Garden writers and reformers of all types are always going on about those terrible Homeowners Associations and their crazy, backward-looking rules against growing edibles, eliminating lawn, growing wilder-looking plants (horrors!) and more. But what if a condo or coop association used its collective power and authority to improve the yards under its jurisdiction? Could get […]

Going out in Greenbelt, November 21 – 30

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Going out in Greenbelt, November 21 – 30

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, November 21, 2014 At the Greenbelt Arts Center: - Death by Design by Rob Urbinati, directed by Ann Lowe-Barrett. What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noel Coward with […]

Where Greenbelters Go Dancing

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Where Greenbelters Go Dancing

Here’s a round-up of social-dancing opportunities IN Greenbelt and where Greenbelters regularly go dancing nearby.  This list doesn’t include jazzercize, zumba, or other workout-focused solo dancing.  Leave a comment if I left anything out or if you spot an error; let’s keep this up to date. Goddard Dance Club: is perhaps the largest dance event IN […]

How Greenbelters Talk Online

| November 11, 2014 | 5 Comments
How Greenbelters Talk Online

Ever wonder how Greenbelters communicate these days? Thankfully people are still talking over beers at the New Deal Cafe, over the fence and on the phone – the old-school communications that will always be popular here.  But increasingly, Greenbelters are relying on online or social communications, so here’s an overview of how and where that […]

I’m a Dancing Queen

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
I’m a Dancing Queen

By Li’l Dan Celdran, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist I had been looking for another exercise modality and found a dance class on Saturday mornings at New Chicago Dance Studio in Greenbelt. Having taken dance in high school, I was thrilled to find an adult dance class so close to home. It’s called “Goddess” and it […]

O’Malley Sings in Greenbelt and Urges us to Vote!

| November 3, 2014 | 1 Comment
O’Malley Sings in Greenbelt and Urges us to Vote!

Halloween Night was great fun at the New Deal Cafe, with Governor Martin O’Malley and State Senator Paul Pinsky stopping by to urge us to vote.  O’Malley had scheduled 30 minutes for the new Deal but was having such a good time, he stayed 3 hours and performed 3 songs.  New Deal music-booker Amethyst Dwyer […]

Scenes from Halloween in Greenbelt

| November 1, 2014 | 1 Comment
Scenes from Halloween in Greenbelt

First up, the Costume Parade and Contest.   Above, the judges are Council members Leta Mach and J Davis and Mayor Emmett Jordan.  Here they’re asking the kids about their costumes. Next, on Halloween night, 5 Court Ridge was a fun place to be. From left, Sara and Matt Wolfe threw a Mad Hatter Party; Lindsey […]