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How Route 1 Honors Jim Henson

Jim Henson has three separate memorials along the Route 1 corridor. The creator of the Muppets spent his early childhood in Leland, Mississippi, which has a small welcome center with educational displays, memorabilia and a gift shop. But his family … Continue reading

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New Jim Henson Biography Hits Home

The Hyattsville Wire caught up with Brian Jay Jones, author of “Jim Henson: The Biography,” which hit shelves last month on Henson’s birthday, Sept. 24. As many of you know, Henson grew up in University Park and attended Northwestern High School … Continue reading

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Kermit the Frog Spotted in University Park

The Hyattsville Wire recently spotted a wood carving of Kermit the Frog along one of the walking trails in University Park’s Town Park. We are learning more about the backstory on the carving, though a resident of the area said … Continue reading

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Jim Henson Biography

The Hyattsville Wire caught up with Brian Jay Jones, award-winning biographer and fellow Marylander, who is writing the first biography on the legendary Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets. As many of you already know, Henson grew up in the … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Wire Facebook Giveaway

Don’t forget to follow the Hyattsville Wire on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hywire. We’ll be randomly selecting a name from our list of fans on Sunday, June 10, to win a new hardcover copy of  “Jim Henson: The Works – The Art, … Continue reading

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Win a Jim Henson Book

It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. The Hyattsville Wire now has an official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hywire. Like us and enter to win a hardcover copy of “Jim Henson: The Works – The Art, … Continue reading

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Where Was Jim Henson Really From?

What do University Park, Hyattsville and College Park have in common? All three played a part in the life of Jim Henson, world-renowned puppeteer and creator of “The Muppets.” James Maury “Jim” Henson was born in Leland, Miss., in 1936. His father, … Continue reading

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It’s Not Easy Being Mean

As it turns out, Kermit the Frog wasn’t always so nice. In fact, an early version of the most-beloved Muppet was downright homicidal. Hyattsville native Jim Henson was just starting his puppeteering career when he landed a gig producing commercials … Continue reading

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