Friday, August 10, 2012
City leaders approve plan by county Council Member Will Campos for new signage at Heurich Dog Park.
A new set of signs for the Heurich Dog Park are on the way after the Hyattsville City Council approved a plan by Prince George's County Council member Will Campos on Monday . Under the plan, Campos will fund the $5,000 project but the city of Hyattsville would handle the design and installation of the signs. The city does not manage or maintain the dog park, but a memo from City Treasurer and Acting City Administrator Elaine Stookey said that the park has become a key feature for many area dog owners. Stookey said that it is unlikely that the signs will cost the full $5,000. Any money left over will be able to be used by the city of Hyattsville for other projects. The city council unanimously approved the measure at its Monday meeting …
Monday, July 25, 2011
A dog was recently found near Hyattsville's Heurich Dog Park. Could it be your missing heart?
Have you lost a pug somewhere? Just such a pooch was found near the Heurich Dog Park. If you think this lost lovey might be your baby, reply to this Craigslist ad with a description of the little one. Here are some tips for how to make sure you and your pup aren't separated for too long. If you’ve ever lost a dog, you know how stressful that situation can be. Here’s a great resource for finding Fido in the Washington, D.C. area.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Take advantage of the beautiful weather and think about signing up for a volunteer opportunity.
Good morning, Hyattsville! We hope this is the start of a very good day for all of you. Here are the five things you need to know today: 1. It looks like the wonderful weather might hold on for at least one more day. The National Weather Service predicts Wednesday will be sunny, with a high of 81. The rain clouds could come in, but that will be after midnight, so that's really Thursday, right? 2. ICYMI: Did you see our story from Tuesday night about 10-year resident Todd Kliman and his new book? If not, you should definitely check it out. 3. For all you dog owners out there, remember that Heurich Dog Park is closed this week for drainage improvements. So temporarily, you'll have to find another place to let the dogs out. 4. Sign up today …
Monday, June 13, 2011
About story time, Hyattsville City Council and going green.
Can you believe it’s Monday again, Hyattsville? Seriously, who puts the weekends on fast forward? Here are five things you need to know today: 1. There’s a special evening candidate registration from 5 to 6:30 p.m. tonight at City Hall. If you’re interested in running for Mayor Marc Tartaro’s open Ward 1 seat, sign up and join the campaign. 2. Speaking of City Council, the board meets from 8 to 10 p.m. tonight, also at City Hall. Check back later today for a preview of the meeting. 3. It’s story time at 11 a.m. today at the Hyattsville Library. The library hosts daytime stories for 2-3-year-olds with caregivers again on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. Pick up a free ticket at the children's desk as the capacity is limited to 25. 4. Don’t forget …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
This work will fix a swampy problem area and open up a larger running area for large dogs.
Heurich Dog Park will be closed June 9-16 for drainage improvements to the park. When the park reopens pets and pet parents will have a drier place to play. There’s part of the park that has been cordoned off by a snow fence for some time. That area tends to be watery and messy. This work will fix this problem area and open up a larger running area for large dogs. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is going to install a system so the water will run off and not sit on top of the ground, said Parks Spokesman Craig Kellstrom. Got questions? Call 301-699-2255.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
It might be normal. It could be caustic.
Toby has been eating grass a lot lately. On a recent trip to Heurich Dog Park, I caught him in the act. We've all heard that dogs eat grass when their tummies hurt. The grass supposedly makes them vomit whatever wasn't setting well in their stomach. So, I was worried when Toby began doing it regularly, thinking he might have a serious bellyache. Instead, I noticed that Toby actually wasn't vomiting after eating the grass. In fact, he seemed to really enjoy eating the tender shoots popping out of the ground in our courtyard. So I did some research and here's what I found out: According to petlibrary.co.uk, grazing is common among canines. Since dogs are omnivores (they eat both meat and veggies) it's not too weird that they mow down grass …
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Missed the Patch news this week? No problemo! Check out our weekly roundup here.
Of course, the big news this past week was the death of Osama bin Laden. Patch covered the wild celebrations in College Park after it was announced that the terrorist had been killed by U.S. Navy SEALS. We also heard from students at local schools, who shared their thoughts on bin Laden’s death, 10 years after the 9/11 attacks on New York City, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania. Hyattsville resident David Whiddens shared his memories of working that day at the Pentagon as a member of the Metropolitan Police Department. The other big story this week was Marc Tartaro’s win in the city’s mayoral race and the upsets in wards 1 and 2, where incumbents lost to City Council newbies. Patch photographer Chris Suspect snapped scenes from the evening, …
Friday, April 29, 2011
About weather, dog parties and absentee ballots.
Now that Windpocalypse2011 has blown away, we can expect a mostly clear day at 68-degrees, Hyattsville. Here’s today’s five things you need to know:
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Hopefully, the rain will hold off through the weekend and you can enjoy some of these cool events.
Friday Free Legal Clinic for Seniors Where/When: 1500 Merrimac Dr. / 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday Why Go: Attorneys will be available to answer questions and provide assistance to seniors who desire health care power of attorney, living wills and advance directives. Pre-registration is required to attend the clinics to be held at various senior centers in Greenbelt, Lanham, Hyattsville, Bowie, North Brentwood, Camp Springs and Seat Pleasant. Cost: Free Saturday Maryland Day 2011 Where/When: 4321 Hartwick Rd., / from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday Why Go: Maryland Day is one great big festival on the sprawling University of Maryland Campus. During the festivities, the university is broken up into six specific types of activities: Science …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Check out this little video clip of fun times at Hyattsville's own dog park. Then head out to the park on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 30 for Patch's Scrappy Hour.
You just never know who you're going to meet at Heurich Dog Park. Last week Toby and I met an Irish wolfhound named Cullen and a pit/Lab mix named Ashley (the little black dog running around). Ernie and Norbert and Rocky were also there.