College Park

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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College Park Pioneers Amazon’s Latest Idea

College Park is one of 19 places around the country testing Amazon’s latest retail concept. Located in Terrapin Row off Guilford Drive, Amazon @ College Park doesn’t sell anything. Instead, you shop online and pick up your packages in the store. If you … 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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Vote for the ‘Best of Route 1’ in Our Reader Poll

Who makes the best coffee? Where’s the best playground? What’s the best place to go to yoga, listen to live music or eat Sunday brunch? For five years, we’ve been giving you tips on the best things to do along the … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Wire Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

This month, the Hyattsville Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary. In May of 2012, we started this website because we felt communities along Route 1 weren’t being covered well, especially online, where coverage tended to focus on politics and crime. We wanted … Continue reading

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Lidl Grocery Store Headed to College Park

Discount grocery Lidl will make College Park one of its first U.S. locations. The German chain (pronounced leedle) is planning to open 100 stores along the East Coast by 2018, with the first stores opening in the Mid Atlantic and … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Wire’s New Events Calendar

The Hyattsville Wire recently added an events calendar where you can add your own local events for free including ones from Hyattsville, University Park, Riverdale Park, College Park, Mount Rainier and other nearby communities. As part of some recent upgrades to the site, we’ve … Continue reading

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College Park Named Top Rental Investment

College Park rentals are a good investment, according to an analysis by Redfin. The online real estate services firm studied college towns associated with the 310 schools listed in the most recent U.S. News & World Report national ranking. They … Continue reading

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Rt. 1 Communities Promote Tolerance With Signs

The national election was almost six months ago, but political lawn signs are still going strong in Hyattsville and other Route 1 communities like University Park. In the months since the presidential election, signs have popped up all over the … Continue reading

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Route 1’s Roots Run Deep

Route 1 can trace its origins in part to the 17th century. The U.S. highway that runs through this area was once part of a system of roads connecting the colonies called the King’s Highway. Named for King Charles II of … Continue reading

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