Author Archives: Ryan Teague Beckwith

DeMatha’s Draft Pick Gets National Attention

DeMatha has produced yet another NBA draft pick. The selection of Markelle Fultz Thursday marked the 23rd time a graduate of the Hyattsville Catholic school has produced a pro basketball player, second only to Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, according to a … Continue reading

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A Historical Photo of the Singer Building

The Singer Building is getting ready for a renovation. Here’s a look at the historic Mount Rainier building in days gone by. The photo was taken on a glass negative and donated by Herbert A. French, owner of the National Photo … Continue reading

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A Famous Bob Dylan Song’s Hyattsville Ties

On Aug. 28, 1963, Bob Dylan was 22 years old and William Devereux Zantzinger was 24. A folk singer from New York, Dylan performed at the civil rights march on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Signs Climate Mayors Pledge

Hyattsville joined a list of U.S. cities pledging to try to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Mayor Candace Hollingsworth signed a pledge from 279 mayors to move ahead with commitments to the climate change agreement, which President Trump withdrew … Continue reading

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Cajun Restaurant Headed to Hyattsville

A Cajun fusion restaurant is headed to Hyattsville. BeClaws, which already has a location in Silver Spring, has applied for a liquor license for the spot in University Town Center formerly occupied by Flippin’ Pizza and posted signs at the location. … Continue reading

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See Inside D.C. GlassWorks in Edmonston

D.C. GlassWorks is a glass-blowing and sculpture studio for everybody. Located in a garage in an industrial park in Edmonston, the studio offers workshops and lessons for beginners, workshops for intermediate glass-blowers and rental space for professionals. Beth Hess, a College … Continue reading

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How Route 1 Became a Bike Haven

Route 1 has become a great place for bicycling, with shops, trails, bike-sharing stations and strong local support. There are several locally owned bike shops: Hyattsville’s Arrow Bicycle, College Park Bicycles and Proteus Bicycles. And the Mount Rainier Bike Co-op offers free workshops on bicycle … Continue reading

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Kapnos Taverna Headed to College Park

Noted D.C. restaurateur Mike Isabella is bringing his Greek restaurant to College Park. Isabella, whom you may recognize from his stints on “Top Chef,” will bring an outpost of Kapnos Taverna to The Hotel at the University of Maryland this summer. … Continue reading

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Parkrun in College Park Hopes to Set U.S. Record

A weekly timed running event in College Park hopes to set an American record for participation this Saturday. Parkrun College Park has held free five-kilometer running and walking races each Saturday on Paint Branch Trail since October. It aims to bring hundreds … Continue reading

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Fishnet: Berwyn’s Hidden Gem

You could call Fishnet Berwyn’s best-kept secret, except the secret keeps getting out. The seafood restaurant in College Park on Berwyn Road near the Trolley Trail may be off the beaten path, but it’s stayed in business by becoming a community … Continue reading

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