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Going out in Greenbelt, August 22 – September 1

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Going out in Greenbelt, August 22 – September 1

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 22, 2014 At the Greenbelt Arts Center:  - Macbeth by William Shakespeare opens.  A guest production by the Rude Mechanicals. Dark, moving, and haunting, Macbeth is the story of power […]

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?). […]

Going out in Greenbelt: August 15 – 24

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Going out in Greenbelt: August 15 – 24

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 15, 2014 At the Greenbelt Arts Center:  - Macbeth by William Shakespeare opens.  A guest production by the Rude Mechanicals. Dark, moving, and haunting, Macbeth is the story of power […]

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 […]

Going out in Greenbelt, August 8 – 17

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Going out in Greenbelt, August 8 – 17

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 8, 2014 At the Greenbelt Arts Center: - Creative Kids Camp One-Act Musical “Message for Tomorrow,” written and directed by Chris Cherry.  Cast of 80 campers and staffers.  Free […]

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 […]

“Growing” Bluebirds in the Beltsville Ag Research Center

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
“Growing” Bluebirds in the Beltsville Ag Research Center

Last Friday I rode shotgun through the Beltsville Ag Research Center in Marcia van Horn’s Ranger as she checked on some of her 175 nesting boxes for bluebirds, tree swallows, chickadees, titmice, wrens and nuthatches – but mainly bluebirds.  (Marcia’s a former Greenbelter who returned for our garden tour last September and made this fabulous video of it.) Nest […]

What I Learned from Nutrition Counseling

| July 22, 2014 | 1 Comment
What I Learned from Nutrition Counseling

By Li’l Dan Celdran, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist After years of having a love/hate relationship with food, I decided to treat myself to a nutrition consultation a few years ago with Kim Rush Lynch of Cultivating Health, which “provides coaching, education and support for individuals and organizations to learn and practice healthy eating, playing and […]