*Greenbelt Events May 27 – June 5

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Friday, May 27 At the New Deal Cafe The Dave Chappell Band – having performed with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Moore and Percy Sledge, Dave Chappell brings his ...
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Mid-Century Modern Enclave and How It’s Protected

Since moving to Old Greenbelt, I’ve been increasingly drawn to Mid-Century Modern architecture, especially because my townhouse in Old Greenbelt is Modernist, It was built in1937 in the International Style so rarely used in the U.S. but more common in Europe. (This explains all the home styles in our co-op.) I’m also increasingly drawn to other planned communities, especially if ...
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*Greenbelt Events May 20 – 29

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Friday, May 20 At the New Deal Cafe The Skyla Burrell Band – with a perfect whiskey-soaked-with-honey voice and a blazing electric guitar, Skyla Burrell leads her full time, hard workin’ band through high energy offerings of ...
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*Greenbelt Events for May 13 – May 22

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Friday, May 13 At the New Deal Cafe Built 4 Comfort – 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 ...
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Meet Greenbelt’s Art-Studio Artists and More

It’s an Art Studio Open House! I joined throngs of visitors on May Day to explore the art and artists in our beloved Greenbelt Community Center. We met the seven Artists in Residence and several others, and got to ogle their work, which I found quite impressive. I was glad to see their works being sold, too! Nicole DeWald, Greenbelt’s ...
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*Greenbelt Events May 6 – 15

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Friday, May 6 At the New Deal Cafe IlyAIMY – mixing genres from rock to folk to soul to bluegrass with flavours as varied as jazz and hip hop, ilyAIMY combines award-winning songwriting, tight male/female harmonies, signature ...
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Owl Sightings at Greenbelt Lake

Have you seen all the photographers pointing their cameras up into the trees along the Greenbelt Lake path lately? Maybe you’ve heard the news of a nest of owls there. I hadn’t noticed until a tipster (Katy Gaughan) suggested I try to cover it for this very blog. And thanks to the generosity of a serious photographer I found there ...
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*Greenbelt Events April 29 – May 8

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Friday, April 29 At the New Deal Cafe New Blue Soul – originating out of The Rogue Johnsen Trio (winners of the 2017 DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands and competitors at the 2018 International Blues ...
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*Greenbelt Events April 22 – May 1

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt and nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Friday, April 22 At the New Deal Cafe Greg Meyer Project – a blend of R&B, classic rock, funky N’awlins, Jr. Walker, Jazz Crusaders, blues and some funky old soul. (8 to 11pm) At the Old Greenbelt ...
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All are invited to Sunday’s Garden Party Chez Mary Lou Williamson

Scenes from the 2021 Garden Party. Mary Lou is seen chatting with Michael Bordelon Join Greenbelters and other garden-lovers in the beloved lakeside garden of Mary Lou Williamson this Sunday from noon to 4. The forecast is great! Light refreshments will be available. As an avid gardener and long-time editor of the Greenbelt News Review, Mary Lou has run ads ...
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*Greenbelt Events – April 15 – 24

Live music, movies and more coming up in Greenbelt, College Park, Mr. Rainier, Cheverly, Hyattsville and Bowie – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Friday, April 15 At the New Deal Cafe Jelly Roll Mortals – a DC-area collision of musical vagabonds. Formed in 2007, this quintet of seasoned DC players combine top-drawer tune-smithing, stellar harmonies, ...
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Beware “No-Mow April”

No-Mow signup at City of Greenbelt website. Letter to the Editor Did you happen to see my letter to the editor of the Greenbelt News Review’s April 7 issue under the title “No-Mow Presents Problems for Lawns”? Here it is: This year the City of Greenbelt’s “No-Mow April” campaign encourages residents to avoid mowing this month, in order to encourage ...
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*Greenbelt Events April 8 – 18

Live music, great movies and more coming up in Greenbelt, College Park and Bowie – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Friday, April 8 At the New Deal Cafe The Big Boy Little Band – the deep, deep blues…..The kind of blues you used to hear on a distant radio station broadcasting from somewhere down south, ...
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Community Videos – the Best of the Ineligibles

Last week the latest winners of the Rose Awards for Best Community VIdeo were announced by Greenbelt Access Television – and they’re all watchable here. But there are a few more Greenbelters making community video who aren’t eligible for the award, due to their connection to GATe.  Sooooo, I’ve asked board and staff members to suggest one of theirs from ...
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*Greenbelt Events April 1 – 11

Live music, great movies and more coming up in Greenbelt, College Park and Bowie – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Friday, April 1 At the New Deal Cafe Hard Swimmin’ Fish – a blues quartet playing a range of styles covering the country blues of Mississippi and the Piedmont, the urban blues of Chicago and ...
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Enjoy these Rose Award-Winning Videos!

Greenbelt Access Television has announced winners of the 2021 Rose Awards for Best Community Video, so congratulations to Sally Davies, Tanya Nordberg, Ian Blackwell and Mike McMullin!. As a beginning but enthusiastic videographer myself I’m impressed by the winners and glad to see community video getting the attention it deserves. (Here’s how to enter any Greenbelt-based videos you may make ...
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*Greenbelt Events March 25 – April 3

Live music, great movies and more coming up in Greenbelt, Bowie, Cheverly, and College Park – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Friday, March 25 At the New Deal Cafe Soulfied Village – “Soulfied”; Spirit-filled, brimming of feeling. “Village”; a community, a group of people, family…..who’ve come together to play and sing from the heart…..Bringing Funk, ...
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Meet Julia Gabriel and Tour Old Greenbelt Family Health

The Granite Building in Roosevelt Center – upper and lower level entrances. Like so many Greenbelters, I was excited about the opening of the Granite Building in Roosevelt Center and finally got a quick tour of the new family medical practice there with nurse-practitioner Julia Gabriel. Learn more about nurse practitioners – their training and the wide range of primary ...
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*Greenbelt Events March 18 – 27

Live music, great movies and more coming up in Greenbelt, College Park and Mt. Rainier – all Prince Georges Proud – over the next 10 days. Friday, March 18 At the New Deal Cafe Black Masala – Brassy Washington DC-based outfit, Black Masala, is part of the new generation of go-anywhere brass bands. You can hear this sound all over ...
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Comptroller Franchot Lauds New Deal Cafe and Beltway Plaza Hardware

Maryland’s Comptroller Peter Franchot paid Greenbelt quite a visit last week – to show appreciation for two of our small businesses. Let’s start with the New Deal Cafe – because I had the chance to attend that event, snap photos and film some video of his and Mayor Jordan’s words of appreciation. The certificate reads: In recognition of your unique ...
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