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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 | 4 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 […]

My Greenbelt Events 2014 Folder

| December 31, 2014 | 1 Comment
My Greenbelt Events 2014 Folder

Before celebrating the new year, I decided to share images of some of the Greenbelt events I attended and photographed in 2014.  Easy enough, since they’re all filed away under “GB Events 2014.”  So to everyone who made these events happen, thanks for the memories! In January I caught the regular Open Mic event (for […]

Thanking Greenbelt for 3 Great Years

| December 26, 2014 | 5 Comments
Thanking Greenbelt for 3 Great Years

It was three years ago this month that I moved to Greenbelt and, like so many coverts to religions, I’ve turned into a nonstop proselytizer for living here.  My friends can’t shut me up about it. And while I loved living in Takoma Park, too, I never went on about it – maybe because with […]

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 | 3 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 […]