Friday, July 15, 2011
Here's one place in our community that you may have never before seen.
Hyattsville has a wealth of "hidden treasure" within its borders and Patch thought it was about time someone dug it up. Here's the first installment of Hidden In Hyattsville, a feature where Patch introduces you to a largely unseen part of our city.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
What to do locally with the extra time on your hands.
Free time? Last year I would have said, "What a concept!" But now, due to the transitions in my life, I have loads of free time! So, now what? I asked some of my Hyattsville neighbors how they would spend extra time if they had it. Interestingly, the top answers fell into three primary categories: exercise; arts (the creation and consumption of); and "getting organized" – closet, garage and basement cleaning. Converting that student's room into an exercise room, perhaps? First off, let's see how Hyattsville exercises. Lots of walker and runners – Hyattsville has many parks and pedestrian friendly, tree-lined neighborhoods in which to walk. All you really need is the right pair of comfortable supportive shoes, and you're good to go. Lots …
Friday, September 10, 2010
Prince George's Soccer Inc. teaches a form of soccer not often found in the United States.
Starting this week, Prince George's County Soccer Inc. (PGSI) will once again be sponsoring Small-Sided Soccer on Saturday mornings in Hyattsville's Magruder Park. Players from surrounding communities, including Hyattsville, Riverdale Park and University Park, in kindergarten through seventh-grade will be placed into co-ed divisions to learn the game of soccer and have some recreational fun. Now in its 11th season, Small-Sided Soccer moves away from the traditional American teachings and introduces kids to soccer the European way. Players won't be weaving through orange cones, running sprints or running drills. Instead, they simply play the game. "The most effective way to teach is through play," said PGSI President David Hiles. Hiles is a…
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Take your dog to one of Hyattsville's many parks, for a dip in the fountains or stop for a cold beverage outside EYA.
Here are some places around town where you and your dog can relax and have fun. Check out the map and add your own destination by clicking the link below. *Magruder Park -- 40th Avenue and Hamilton Street *Dietz Park -- 4100 block of Oliver Street *Heurich Dog Park -- Ager Road and Nicholson Street *Cafe Azul -- Baltimore Avenue and Longfellow Street *UTC Fountains -- America Boulevard, University Town Center *NW Branch Trail -- Magruder Park
Saturday, August 21, 2010
The planters combine art and nature to keep Hyattsville's charm intact.
The City of Hyattsville is defining itself with re-purposed H-shaped planter boxes situated around the city. The boxes, which are now located at various parks around town, were a gift from an H-Street project via DC Greenworks, a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing livable communities using living materials, which helped develop the project. "We thought they'd be quite fitting here considering they're Hs," said Jim Chandler, Hyattsville's community development manager. "[The project is] in the mentality of going green and using sustainable wood and art." The planters are made of wood and will eventually be painted and filled with plants, Chandler said. In 2009 the Washington, D.C. Mayor's Green Summer Job Corps developed and built …