Category Archives: Mount Rainier

Stories about Mount Rainier, Maryland, in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., with a focus on arts, culture, history, real estate and development.

Track Route 1 BioDiversity on iNaturalist App

Local naturalists are turning to their smartphones to track and document the diversity of plants and animals along the Route 1 corridor. Using the popular iNaturalist app on iPhones and Android, area bird watchers, riverkeepers and amateur arborists are doing … Continue reading

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Here’s What’s Coming to Route 1’s Dining Scene

The dining scene on the Route 1 corridor keeps getting more interesting. Several new eateries have opened recently, and several more are on the way. All add some intriguing new options for local diners. Here’s a quick look at what’s … Continue reading

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Mount Rainier’s Adinkra Embraces African Roots

Walk past Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio in downtown Mount Rainier at any given time, and you’re likely to hear the rhythmic sounds of African drumming. Founded in 2010 and named for the symbols common on Ghanaian fabrics and pottery, the family-run … Continue reading

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Maryland Meadworks to Open in September

Maryland Meadworks will open its doors for a series of soft openings in late September and be fully open by October. The Hyattsville meadery at 4700 Rhode Island Ave. is readying its first batches and making minor cosmetic improvements on … Continue reading

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Free Subs: Jersey Mike’s Raises Money for Joe’s

The new Jersey Mike’s Subs at Riverdale Park Station will hold a fundraiser for Joe’s Movement Emporium as part of its grand opening today, August 1, through Sunday, August 5. The latest addition to the casual dining scene along the Route … Continue reading

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Meet the Winners of the Best of Route 1 Poll

The Hyattsville Wire has announced the winners of the second annual Best of Route 1 reader poll. The results show just how much the area is changing, especially the local dining scene, which is rapidly turning the Route 1 corridor into … Continue reading

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How Route 1 Can Get Smart About Growth

Here’s the good news: Growth is coming to the Route 1 corridor. That’s also the bad news. After years of watching developments like the Arts District Hyattsville, Riverdale Park Station and Studio 3807 with bated breath, it’s clear that the Route 1 … Continue reading

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An Interview With Playwright Jennifer Mendenhall

Jennifer Mendenhall has had a long career in acting, but she recently stepped away from the stage to write her first play. The Hyattsville actor and audiobook narrator was inspired by the story of her neighborhood pool’s desegregation to write … Continue reading

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Get a Sneak Preview of Savor at Studio 3807

The soon-to-open Savor at Studio 3807 will offer a sneak preview of its offerings Thursday, July 19. The artisanal food hall, which will open on the ground floor of an upcoming apartment building in Brentwood later this summer, will provide a sample of its … Continue reading

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Cast Your Vote Today in the Best of Route 1 Poll

You still have a few hours left to cast your vote in the second annual Best of Route 1 reader poll. Entrants must submit their votes by 11:59 p.m. ET tonight, July 15. Where’s the best piece of public art, the … Continue reading

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