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Going out in Greenbelt, August 29 – September 7

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Going out in Greenbelt, August 29 – September 7

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, August 29, 2014 Labor Day Festival Begins! - Click here for full schedule.  Highlights of today:  Midway opens 6 p.m.  Starting at 6:30, Miss Greenbelt Pageant, Opening Ceremonies, Outstanding Citizen.  Music […]

How to Support the Greenbelt Elementary School

| August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
How to Support the Greenbelt Elementary School

By Li’l Dan Celdran, a parent of a kindergartner at Greenbelt Elementary School. Programs Greenbelt Elementary School (GES) offers full day Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten-5th grade classes.  The school is in session from late August through mid-June. The school offers before care and after care for a fee. How can our community support Greenbelt Elementary School? […]

How to Support the Greenbelt Nursery School

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
How to Support the Greenbelt Nursery School

By Li’l Dan Celdran, former member of Greenbelt Nursery School History Greenbelt Nursery School (GNS) was founded in 1942 and is one of the oldest cooperatives in Greenbelt. The school depends upon parent participation with every part of the School’s operation: governance, finance, administration, assisting in classrooms, publicity, fundraising, maintenance, and housekeeping. Parents accept specific […]

Labor Day Book Sale, with Midway

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Labor Day Book Sale, with Midway

The Greenbelt Elementary PTA runs a used book sale every year as part of the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival. There are more than 20,000 books for sale, all donated during the month of August by members of the community. Hours for the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival: Friday, August 29, from 6 to 10pm Saturday, August 30, from […]

Ken Kesey Bus and Mammatus Clouds at Roosevelt Center

| August 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
Ken Kesey Bus and Mammatus Clouds at Roosevelt Center

Wednesday, August 20 was an amazing night in the Roosevelt Center parking lot, where the gang from the New Deal Cafe awaited the arrival of Ken Kesey’s Magic Bus.  It was made famous by Kesey’s Merry Pranksters and then chronicled by Tom Wolfe in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.  We all read or at least watched the movie of […]

Greenbelt Animal Shelter 101

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Greenbelt Animal Shelter 101

by Li’l Dan Celdran, pet guardian to 4 sweet kitties (3 from the Greenbelt Animal Shelter) The Greenbelt Animal Control program was established in 2002. Greenbelt is the only municipality in Prince George’s County to have and operate its own shelter and adoption program. The Animal Control Division prides itself on being ethical and humane […]

Scenes from the Greenbelt Farmers Market

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Scenes from the Greenbelt Farmers Market

It was a gorgeous day at the Greenbelt Farmers Market yesterday, so I snapped a few iPhone shots to post here. Above is the heart and soul of the market (at least in our minds) – the Info Booth. Left to right are Market Master Nancy Solomon and volunteers Katy Pape and Sophia (last name?). […]

Common-Space Makeover

| August 13, 2014 | 2 Comments
Common-Space Makeover

Time to show off another garden make-over!  Unlike the earlier street-side make-over at the end of a back yard, this one’s in the common area adjacent to the parking lot for my GHI court – 5 Ridge Road. Here’s a couple of “before” shots that show some lovely plants contributed by neighbors over the years – […]

Chris Cherry and the Making of Message to Tomorrow

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Chris Cherry and the Making of <em>Message to Tomorrow</em>

Chris Cherry’s newest play, which debuted at Creative Kids Camp this summer, mixes New Deal values and modern misbehavior in a retro-futuristic adventure.   Lore Rosenthal was so struck by the themes in the play – Message to Tomorrow  – that she decided to interview Chris about it for Greenbelt Live.  They sat down to […]

Greenbelt Featured in Book about Alternatives to Retirement Communities

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Greenbelt Featured in Book about Alternatives to Retirement Communities

There’s a terrific new book I recommend to Greenbelters and anyone looking for a place to live, especially in their retirement years.  It’s Beth Baker’s  With a Little Help from Our Friends: Creating Community as we Grow Older.  The book covers an array of alternatives to traditional retirement communities, some quite affordable (like us).  Featured […]