Thursday, November 10, 2011
About flag football, Led Zeppelin and makeovers.
Good Morning, Hyattsville! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. Friday is conference day for Prince George’s County Public Schools. Students have the day off. 2. It’s time for flag football! Adults 25 and older are invited to join the Polar Bear Flag Football League. 3. Interior Consulting Group is launching in Hyattsville! Check out the affordable interior design business on Belcrest Road at their launch event at 6 p.m. Find out more about how you can enter to win a free room makeover. 4. Have you read this article? 5. Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience is at the Fillmore in Silver Spring at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The biggest obstacle to a fitness routine is almost always time. Columnist Ann Brennan gives five tips for adding more time in your day.
Exercising at least thirty minutes every day can lead to better sleep, more energy, looking better, having a better sex life and avoiding high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis and depression, according to the Mayo Clinic. Most Americans have come to understand the benefits. So, what is stopping them from becoming more active? Time. How many times have you heard, “I would love to exercise but I just don’t have enough time.” I hear this excuse almost daily from readers and believe me, I understand. As an editor at Beyond Limits Magazine, a fitness columnist for Patch.com and a mom to three busy kids I am constantly trying to bribe somebody for an extra hour in my day. Unfortunately I have had to accept that buying an extra hour is just …
Monday, October 17, 2011
A Northeast High School student was injured during an altercation with a DeMatha Catholic High School student Sunday at Brooklyn Park Middle School.
Anne Arundel County Police are investigating the alleged assault of a 17-year-old Northeast High School lacrosse player who was injured during a game Sunday in Brooklyn Park. The players from Northeast were reportedly not participating in a game that was sanctioned or sponsored by Anne Arundel County Public Schools. According to a police press release, a 16-year-old DeMatha Catholic High School player cross-checked the Northeast player, hitting him in the "head area," during an altercation between players. About 1:40 p.m. Oct. 16 officers responded to Brooklyn Park Middle School for a reported assault. Once on the scene, they learned that the lacrosse game between Northeast and DeMatha was interrupted by the altercation between players. As…
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
After watching her mom battle cancer, columnist Ann Brennan took a different approach to health and fitness.
I was a junior in high school when my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. I held her hand while her surgeon performed the needle biopsy. I sat beside her taking notes as the doctor told her it was indeed cancer. I was in the waiting room with my grandmother, brother and sister as she had the radical mastectomy. And I was there when the doctors returned several days later to tell us that the cancer had progressed much further than they had expected, and she should set her affairs in order. It wasn’t until the following year that I realized how scared I was of facing the same fate. I had gone in for my annual checkup and realized something I had denied for several years. I was fat, overweight, obese. But as I stood on that scale, I didn’…
Friday, October 7, 2011
Artificial turf field dedicated in Hyattsville Friday afternoon.
The quiet of open space, deep inside Hyattsville Friday was soon shattered by the clamor of cleats on a ball field, groans from runners making their laps and coaches yelling out calls for practice. DeMatha Catholic High School soccer players took the field at newly christened field, even as the ribbon cutting ceremony took place only yards away. As the first Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation of Prince George’s County artificial turf field, the football/soccer/lacrosse space was dedicated by county officials and local friends. New planning board chair Elizabeth Hewlett thanked former chairman Samuel Parker for his work fomenting the field. A $500,000 donation from DeMatha helped foot …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Just where do you find those single guys!
It got your attention, right? Ladies, this week I will share some insider tips on single men in our area. Where do they live? What events and activities are they likely to enjoy? Sorry single guys, I'm blowing your cover. Let's first take a look at where guys are living. Single men are more likely to rent than buy. They can be found in apartments in urban, metro accessible cities: Arlington, Tysons, Capitol Hill, Bethesda, downtown Silver Spring. Next, looking for local events where you might fall into a crowd of single men? I was surprised at the number of solo guys at the September Poetry Open Mic Night at New Deal Cafe. Ladies, these men read POETRY! Sweet There are always lots of guys at the music festivals in Roosevelt Center. And yes…
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
A DeMatha Catholic High graduate is an instructor
in the top-rated farm system of the Kansas City Royals.
As a young boy Bobby St. Pierre lived with his parents in Riverdale. They later moved to Upper Marlboro and then to Calvert County. But St. Pierre came back to the Route 1 corridor near his hometown as a student at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville. While making the drive from Calvert County, St. Pierre played baseball and football at DeMatha under two former veteran Stags' mentos—Charlie Sullivan and Bill McGregor. After that St. Pierre played both sports at the University of Richmond, where he was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1995 after pitching in college for the Spiders. While he never made the majors, St. Pierre now aids young pitchers who have a chance to play in the big leagues. He recently finished his fourth season…
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.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
A snapshot from a pickup game of hoops.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
HMB baseball Tigers season opener.
The first T-ball game of the HMB (Hyattsville, Mount Rainer, Brentwood) Tigers 2011 season was held on April 30, at Magruder Park. Visit the HMB Tigers homepage for more information about the area's top league for youth sports. Also, Check out the team's baseball cards on Flickr. Be sure to collect them all! You can view more of Chris's photos on his personal blog or on Flickr.