Tag Archives: Mount Rainier

Mapping the Route 1 Renaissance

The Route 1 renaissance is gaining momentum. The Hyattsville Wire decided recently to look at all the major projects happening along Route 1 from Mount Rainier to College Park. We found 13 projects ranging, from south to north: In Mount … Continue reading

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A Farmer’s Market in North Brentwood?

Should there be another farmer’s market that’s based along Route 1? The Gateway Community Development Corporation is considering opening a farmer’s market on the empty lot at 4100 Rhode Island Ave. in North Brentwood. The lot, which is owned by the … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s Silent Movie Theater

One of the first modern movie theaters in the Washington suburbs was in Hyattsville, and the exterior of the building is still around. Businessman Sidney Lust, a partner of the actual Warner brothers, moved to the D.C. area in the … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s Diverse Houses of Worship

For a small town, Hyattsville has a diverse array of houses of worship. Despite having a population of around 18,000 people, the city has churches representing a number of major Christian denominations, a synagogue and a Mormon ward, the larger of two types … Continue reading

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An Interview with Grayson Heck

Grayson Heck isn’t just an advocate for artists, he’s also an artist himself. Through his work at the artdc Gallery in Arts District Hyattsville’s Lustine Center, the Riverdale Park resident promotes a lot of local artists. This past weekend, he … Continue reading

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An Interview with Erwin Timmers

Hyattsville resident Erwin Timmers doesn’t just work in glass, he teaches it. A longtime glass artist who specializes in recycled material, Timmers is the co-founder of the Washington Glass School in Mount Rainier. He’ll be speaking at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brentwood … Continue reading

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The New Art Works Studio School

Imagine a place in Hyattsville where you could grow your own food, draw a sketch of it, cook it, and then eat it. That will eventually be the new Art Works Studio School in the beautiful, but dilapidated Marche Florist building on Route 1 … Continue reading

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An Interview with Andrea Burkholder

Andrea Burkholder is a dancer whose medium is the air. As an “aerial artist,” the Hyattsville resident performs a mix of modern dance and circus acrobatics around the greater Washington area. In an email interview with the Hyattsville Wire, she … Continue reading

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Busboys to Highlight Local Gay Community

Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville is hosting a discussion about the local gay community. The free event is part of “Conversations in the Corridor,” a monthly meet-up between activists and community members to talk about life in the Gateway Arts District … Continue reading

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What is the Route 1 Ride All About?

You may have seen a new brochure around promoting the Route 1 corridor and Route 1 Ride, an enhanced bus service for Route 1 from Mount Rainier up to College Park near Ikea. This effort coincides with the new development efforts in Arts … Continue reading

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