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Black-Gum Tree Lived 300 years in Greenbelt

A black-gum tree lived to an unusually old age in Greenbelt, Maryland, near Research Road and the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. Within a few years of 1720, this black gum sprouted in an old-growth forest, based on growth rings visible on the tree’s stump and the historical record. In 2018, the black gum died and was cut down. The tree’s ...

*Greenbelt Events September 11-24

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 2 weeks. Monday, September 11 At the Old Greenbelt Theatre – Click for times “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” Members of the Portokalos family reunite in Greece for a hilarious and heartwarming trip full of love, twists and turns ...

*Greenbelt Events August 28 – September 10

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 2 weeks. Monday, August 28 At the New Deal Cafe Chess Club: All ages and experience levels are welcome to come and play! (6 to 8pm) New Deal Cafe IN PERSON regular board meeting. Members and visitors welcome. (6:30 ...

MDOT Launches Feasibility Study for Greenbelt East Trail

  Engineering and design consultants from MDOT and Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) meet with advocates for the Greenbelt East Trail. Left to right: Diane Harris and Dan Behrend of Friends of the Greenbelt East Trail, Greenbelt mayor pro-tem Kristen Weaver, design consultants Ben Max (MDOT/JMT Engineering ), Micaela Ada (NDC), Toyin Animashaun (MDOT/JMT), and Laura Robinson (NDC), Charnell Ferguson from ...

*Greenbelt Events August 14 – 27

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 2 weeks. Monday, August 14 At the New Deal Cafe Chess Club: All ages and experience levels are welcome to come and play! (6 to 8pm) Piano Stylings of Peter Reppert: enjoy dinner and drinks with jazz from local Greenbelt ...

Greenbelt Swimmer Kathy Labukas among Top Senior Swimmers in the U.S.

From left, Greenbelt Sharks swimmers Kathy Labukas, Billy Webb, Kendra Keeney, Sandra Bowman, coach Jack Trudeau, Jean Lentz and Jon McElderry at the Princemont League Championship in August of 1959. Kathy was 9 and won 2nd place in freestyle. Kathy Labukas grew up in Greenbelt and swam with its first swim team, which formed in 1957. The coach, Al Castaldi, ...

What *are* those craaaazy cars in Greenbelt’s parking lot?

Recent sightings of Clarke Bedford’s art cars awaiting service at Greenbelt Auto and Truck. Meet the Creator I’m just one of the many Greenbelters using this parking lot near the Greenbelt Co-op who’s stopped to gawk and photograph the incredible-looking cars sometimes parked there. These “art cars” are the work of Clarke Bedford, retired after 23 years as a conservator ...

*Greenbelt Events July 17 – 30

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 2 weeks. Monday, July 17 At the New Deal Cafe Chess Club: All ages and experience levels are welcome to come and play! (6 to 8pm) Reel and Meal at the New Deal this month features “Home is a ...

Famous Native Bee Lab and its Greenbelt Volunteers

Not far from Greenbelt, located inside the Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge, is this humble little laboratory – the Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab – that’s internationally famous among entomologists, ecologists and an assortment of nature-loving professionals and amateurs, too. It’s led by Sam Droege (rhymes with “hoagie”), a wildlife biologist with the Eastern Ecological Science Center, which works with ...

*Greenbelt Events July 3 – 16

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 2 weeks. Monday, July 3 At the New Deal Cafe The Monday Mauveness Karaoke Night: Karaoke with endless options- sing with tracks, a capella, or LIVE BAND accompaniment. Hosted by Mike Bennett. To preview the list of available songs, ...

2023 Greenbelt Pride Festival Videos!

Greenbelt’s Second Annual Pride Festival earlier this month was a joyful and inspiring event, a feel-good happening I didn’t know I needed until suddenly I did. A sentiment no doubt shared by the large crowd. Seeing some very competent photographers and videographers at the event, I stopped taking them myself, except for snapping this cute dog all dolled-up for Pride ...

Welcome to Greenbelt’s Revolution Dance Studio!

There’s a new business in town, a most welcome dance studio located conveniently in Beltway Plaza Mall – the Evolution Dance Studio. It’s located near the AMC movie theaters, next to Shaymar Higgs’ Free Art for All and across the hall from his Third Space Lounge. It’s a creative hub! So far, classes are offered in: Ballet/Lyrical, Hip Hop, Jazz, ...

*Greenbelt Events June 5 -18

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 2 weeks. Monday, June 5 At the New Deal Cafe The Monday Mauveness Karaoke Night: Karaoke with endless options- sing with tracks, a capella, or LIVE BAND accompaniment. Hosted by Mike Bennett. To preview the list of available songs, ...

2023 Green Man Festival Video and Photos

This year’s Greenbelt Green Man Festival was a huge hit, thanks in large part to these intrepid organizers, from left: Tim Sauerwein, Raven Eyes Cagle, Dorian Winterfeld and Amethyst Dwyer. We thank them!! Entertainment Highlights Video Like the festival itself, this highlights video was a collaboration. (A two-day festival edited down to 4 minutes? It took a village!) The names ...

Wild Reels Film Festival Highlights Outdoor Recreation

The Festival Recently I felt lucky that I heard through the grapevine about a new film festival happening on a Saturday afternoon in the beloved and gorgeous Old Greenbelt Theatre. Because it was a “private screening” with invites going to friends and family, word of mouth somehow brought it to my attention. All I knew was the name – Wild ...

*Greenbelt Events May 22 – June 4

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 2 weeks. Monday, May 22 At the New Deal Cafe Chess Club: All ages and experience levels are welcome to come and play! (6 to 8pm) At the Old Greenbelt Theatre – Click for times “Master Gardener.” A meticulous horticulturist ...

So you want to get a shed in GHI…

by Kate Murray It’s finally time to clean out your understairs closet and get an outdoor shed for your GHI townhouse. It’s a bit of a process and takes some planning but it’s doable. Here’s what I’ve learned if it’s helpful for you. This was definitely a learning curve for me and I spent a good deal of time stalking ...

*Greenbelt Events May 8 – 21

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 2 weeks. Monday, May 8 At the New Deal Cafe Shorty Slim: D.C.based blues, jazz, and funk band (6 to 8pm) Chess Club: All ages and experience levels are welcome to come and play! (6 to 8pm) At the Old ...

*Greenbelt Events April 24 – May 7

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 2 weeks. Monday, April 24 At the New Deal Cafe Chess Club: All ages and experience levels are welcome to come and play! (6 to 8pm) At the Old Greenbelt Theatre – Click for times “The Conversation” Cast: Gene ...
ERHS robot 53A at 2023 US Open

Greenbelt Robots Compete at National Championship

In March 2023, four robots built by students at Eleanor Roosevelt High School competed at the US Open robotics championship that was held in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Pictured below is one of these robots at the US Open and three of the students who built it: Ashwin Selvarajasingham, Ben Ruby, and Veena Raj (left to right). The national competition was ...