*Greenbelt Events September 30 – October 9

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Friday, September 30 At the New Deal Cafe Wammie-nominated Built 4 Comfort plays a variety of cover songs in their own signature style – soulful & sassy with lots of hip-shakin’ goodness and groove. >What’s the recipe? ...
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Colonial Beach, Va. has lots more than long beaches

Can you believe the second-longest beach in Virginia is along the Potomac River, just across the river in Colonial Beach, Va? I visited last Saturday after hearing about it from Greenbelt friends Jay Bellamy and Bethany Gresser, who spent four nights there in mid-September. The amount of beach there is something the town’s tourism website promotes, and they’re clean and ...
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Speaking of Royalty, who’s Prince George, Anyway?

Prince George of Denmark looking grand on horseback; with his wife Queen Anne. While the British royalty is all over the news, maybe it’s time to take a look at the royal family member that our beloved county is named for – Prince George of Denmark (1653-1708), consort to Queen Anne of Great Britain. The name was chosen at the ...
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Greenbelters’ Memories of the British Royal Family

Since the death of Queen Elizabeth was announced last week, Greenbelt’s Facebook groups and pages have been flooded with remembrances that Greenbelters have with seeing the Queen or other close members of her family, including her visits to towns in Prince George’s County and Greenbelt itself! Here’s what we know so far and if you have other examples, please leave ...
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A Bike Trail from Eleanor Roosevelt HS to NASA?

by Jeff Lemieux for GreenbeltNASAtrail.org Proposed Trail Starting Point – Sidewalk East of ERHS. Photo Jeff Lemieux On Monday August 8th, Mayor Emmett Jordan and I rode from Eleanor Roosevelt High School to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and on to Good Luck Road and DuVal HS. How did we do it? At first, on a narrow sidewalk, then on ...
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Select Photos of Greenbelt’s 2022 Labor Day Festival

Photo credit: Greenbelt Labor Day Festival Facebook page cover. 2022’s may just have been best Greenbelt Labor Day Festival ever! After two covid-reduced or -deprived years, the four-day event seemed blissful. Great weather, too! I hope you enjoy these festival photos that Greenbelters posted to local Facebook groups and gave permission to publish here. I’m glad Greenbelt has so many ...
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*Greenbelt Events September 2 – 11

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Friday, September 2 Around Greenbelt – Labor Day Festival Begins! Great line-up of live music! At the New Deal Cafe New Blue Soul – originating out of The Rogue Johnsen Trio (winners of the 2017 DC Blues ...
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Healthy-Eating Travel with Lisa and Clayton McCarl

McCarl Dental Group’s offices at 28 Ridge Road When I moved here 10 years ago I had no idea there was a “pioneer” dental practice in the middle of Old Greenbelt, housed in two historical co-op units, no less. It opened in 1938 and now the third generation of McCarls practices there, including one who became my dentist – Dr ...
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*Greenbelt Events August 12 – 21

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Friday, August 12 At the New Deal Cafe The Fly Birds: Free range mountain sirens. Heavy Nettles: bluegrass trio based in VT, USA. Playing New Time, Black Hole Bluegrass, Prairie Jazz. (8 to 11pm) At the Old ...
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Thanks to the Greenbelt Library, I can ditch my printer!

This is the latest in a long history of printers that I’ve owned and hated – every last one of them! It may be that I’m uniquely challenged in my mechanical abilities (people have told me) and I’m setting them up wrong. Still, I find comfort in the New York Times’ description of printers as “annoying. All of them” in ...
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College Alumni Meet-up in Roosevelt Center, with Visits to New Deal Cafe and OGT

I recently learned that a really fun, easy and well-received meet-up for my DC-area college alumni group is to share the Old Greenbelt experience with them. A couple dozen Oberlin College alums, of which there are over 800 in the D.C. area, visited here last month, with the highlight being the New Deal Cafe’s back room for socializing and enjoying ...
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Home Repair/Modification Assistance for Marylanders

A very knowledgeable Greenbelt expert in resources for residents, especially seniors and people with disabilities, is City of Greenbelt employee Christal Batey. She recently gave a zoom talk about sources of aid for Marylanders who need financial help modifying their homes in order to age in place or adapt their homes to non-age-related disabilities – but that’s not all!. The ...
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Best of Greenbelt STORM Photos

Anyone in or near Greenbelt on Tuesday, July 12 has a story to tell about the humongous wind-and-rain storm we experienced at about 6 pm. To me, as I watched nervously from my upstairs window, it looked like a tornado, with all the whirling going on in the treetops. Others describe it as a “bow echo,” which is “when bands ...
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*Greenbelt Events July 15 – 24

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Friday, July 15 At the New Deal Cafe Honest Lee Soul: With roots in soul, blues, funk, hip-hop, gospel, and rock, this talented band from Annapolis, MD has enjoyed success playing throughout the DMV area. So to ...
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Greenbelt’s Abundance of Nature and Outdoor Activities – an Appreciation

Wildlife, Greenbelt Lake, city pool and a beach just 45 minutes away. Explore the natural resources of Greenbelt and the many ways that Greenbelters and visitors enjoy them When I moved to Old Greenbelt after 26 years in Takoma Park I had no idea that I’d be vastly increasing my connections to nature – my chances to spend time outdoors ...
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Meet Rose Xinran Qi: Greenbelt Dance’s New Teacher

by Leah Cohen I don’t know about you, but my heart is warmed by the diversity of people who call Greenbelt home: old and young, families and retirees, university students and essential workers, immigrants, migrants, “pioneers”, those here til death-do-us-part and those who are just passing through. Diversity is nourishing, and we are all the better for welcoming people with ...
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Gorgeous Native Plants in my Greenbelt Gardens

I was recently asked by newcomers to Greenbelt what native plants I recommend, and could they please see them in my garden? What a great idea! So much more helpful than consulting lists of plants native to our region, with the focus so often on benefit to wildlife rather than to garden-making. So I was happy to show them the ...
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*Greenbelt Events June 24 – July 3

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Friday, June 24 At the New Deal Cafe Candyman and the Baltimore Show: From boogie woogie blues to jazz to swing to R&B to rock & roll, The Show is moved by the time-honored sound of American ...
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*Greenbelt Events June 10 – 19

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Month of June At the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park The popular National Orchestral Institute + Festival every June is filled with performances, talks, master classes and more – most of them free. Check ...
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*Greenbelt Events June 3 – 12

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Friday, June 3 At the New Deal Cafe Ruthie and the Wranglers – having racked up more than 30 WAMMIES, this is rockin’ American Roots music at its finest! From original Americana Country to rousing Surf instrumentals, ...
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