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An Interview With Photographer Janet Matthews

Janet Matthews doesn’t just make art, she teaches it too. After volunteering in local schools, the longtime area resident earned a degree in art education at the University of Maryland and went on to teach art and photography at Montgomery … Continue reading

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New Play to Highlight Route 1’s Restricted Past

Three local organizations are collaborating to create “Mapping Racism,” a project to bring awareness to the history of racist restrictive covenants. Hidden within old property deeds in Prince George’s County is language which bars the owner from selling to a non-white … Continue reading

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Why Numi Yoga is a Route 1 Game-Changer

University Park resident Kelsey Starr opened Numi Yoga in College Park after seeing how successful yoga studios were in two other university towns where she lived: Ann Arbor, MI and Champaign, IL. The yoga studio at 4513 College Ave. opened two … Continue reading

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Will Route 1 Keep Its New Electric Bikes?

Commuters along the Route 1 corridor will soon learn whether more electric bikes are in their future. Since September, Capital Bikeshare stations at the Shoppes at Arts District Hyattsville and Riverdale Park Station have offered CaBi Plus, an e-bike pilot program that … Continue reading

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The Wild Anacostias: Route 1’s Zydeco Band

Over 30 years of hosting Mardi Gras parties led Joe Atkins of Mount Rainier to start the Wild Anacostias. The Zydeco band began in 2013 with just a few of Atkins lifelong friends. Today, it has 15 members, mostly local, who … Continue reading

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SeoulSpice to Open in College Park on Nov. 5

SeoulSpice will open in College Park at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5. The fast-casual chain, which serves organic Korean food, will open in the Terrapin Row apartment complex at 4200 Guilford Dr., in a 2,000-square-foot space next to the Amazon store. … Continue reading

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Mount Rainier’s Sewing Studio Marks Anniversary

Mount Rainier’s Sew Creative Lounge is on a mission to make sewing fun and accessible for adults and kids alike. The studio and school, which marked its one-year anniversary earlier this month, offers a monthly class called “Sip and Sew” … Continue reading

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How Trivia Night Is Growing on Route 1

Trivia buffs along the Route 1 corridor can now play four nights a week locally if they want, and a fifth may be coming as early as next year. The week begins on Mondays, when Looney’s Pub in College Park hosts a … Continue reading

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Route 1: More Native Plants Than U.S. Average

Prince George’s County, including the area around the Route 1 corridor, has some of the most diverse native plant life in the United States, according to local science writer Gabe Popkin. Because early settlers cut down the old-growth forests in … Continue reading

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Inside Route 1’s Hard-Core Biking Culture

Bicyclists on the Route 1 corridor have several options for weekly group rides, thanks to two local bike shops: Proteus Bicycles in College Park and Arrow Bicycle in Hyattsville. College Park’s Proteus Bicycles, soon moving to a new location near … Continue reading

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