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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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Why Route 1 Needs Its Own Futsal Field

In most of the rest of the world, if you don’t have a field to play soccer, you play futsal. But here along the Route 1 corridor there aren’t any futsal fields, at least not yet. Derived from the Spanish fútbol … Continue reading

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St. Jerome to Open Classical High School in 2019

St. Jerome Institute is launching a high school with a classical liberal arts focus in Hyattsville in the fall of 2019. The Catholic nonprofit has hired a headmaster, who will be announced later this month, to help shape the curriculum, … Continue reading

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The Best Places to Eat Halal Along Route 1

Ramadan mubarak! If you’re celebrating the Islamic holy month, you might be looking for a good place to eat halal on the Route 1 corridor. Even if you aren’t Muslim — or aren’t familiar with the practice of fasting during … Continue reading

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The Fascinating History of North Brentwood

The tiny town of North Brentwood has one of the most interesting backstories of any Route 1 community. Founded after the Reconstruction era by a veteran commander of the U.S. Colored Troops, the community was settled by black families seeking … Continue reading

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Las Comadres Opens Today in Riverdale Park

Two Salvadoran women are opening a new restaurant today in the former site of Benny’s Carry Out at 5803 Baltimore Ave. in Riverdale Park, just north of Hyattsville’s Arts District. Las Comadres, which loosely translates to “the godmothers,” will serve Salvadoran … Continue reading

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Why Pollo Campero Chose Hyattsville

Guatemalan chicken chain Pollo Campero opened a restaurant in Hyattsville earlier this year as part of a major effort to expand in the United States. The Dallas-based chain, which also operates in several Central American countries, is considered the world’s largest Latin … 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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Hyattsville’s Catholics Draw National Attention

A bestselling book about conservative Christianity has drawn national attention to the Hyattsville Catholic community. American Conservative editor Rod Dreher’s book “The Benedict Option” calls for Christians to build enduring communities as a bulwark of what he views as a decadent American culture. One … Continue reading

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Spice 6 Serves Halal Meals

A second restaurant in Arts District Hyattsville is now advertising that it’s halal. Like the Elevation Burger a few doors down, the Spice 6 Indian restaurant has a small sticker on the door that its meat is certified to meet Muslim … Continue reading

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