Tag Archives: University Park

Here’s Why 2017 Was Such a Big Year for Route 1

You might say 2017 was the year of the Route 1 corridor’s rebirth and even more is set to come. Last year saw a number of major openings, decisions and changes to the corridor, bringing to fruition a years-long effort … Continue reading

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Meet University Park Author Monica Hesse

Route 1 has had its share of crime authors. George Pelecanos used to cruise the Hyattsville area and has mentioned it in some of his books. And University Park was home to famed noir author James M. Cain. Now it … Continue reading

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The Route 1 Corridor Puts a Bird on It

Everywhere you look on Route 1, there are birds. In the Woodridge neighborhood of D.C. along Rhode Island Avenue just south of Mount Rainier, there’s Nido, a Mediterranean small-plate restaurant named for the word for “nest” in Italian and Spanish, … Continue reading

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University Park Yard Sale

Shop the University Park Civic Association Yard Sale- Over 25 households! Make sure to pick up lunch from BBQ Bill who will be parked at University Park Elementary School from 10am to 2pm! Check our site for a map on … Continue reading

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Creative Spirits: Mosaic Mixer

Mix up your night with some food, drink, and mosaics at our Mosaic Mixer! Come to the first event in our Creative Spirits series at Milkboy Arthouse in College Park and try your hand at a new art form. Tickets … Continue reading

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University Park Elementary School Planting

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Maximum number of volunteers: 20 Registration Required!! Register here: http://www.anacostiaws.org/92717-planting-university-park-elementary-school Meeting Location: University Park Elementary School, 4315 Underwood St, University Park, MD 20782. We will meet at the front … Continue reading

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See Mockup of University Park’s New Playground

Construction on University Park’s new nature-themed playground will begin this fall. Located on the current site of the tennis courts behind University Park Elementary School, the highly anticipated playground will feature a play area for kids aged 2 to 5 … Continue reading

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University Park’s Secret Historic Cemetery

University Park has a Revolutionary War-era cemetery, but you’d be forgiven if you didn’t know about it. Hidden on a quiet residential street in the historic district of University Park is a small cemetery for members of the prominent Deakins … Continue reading

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University Park Elementary Helps Anacostia River

University Park Elementary School is doing its part to improve the Anacostia watershed. The nonprofit¬†Anacostia Watershed Society is digging up the school’s soccer field and areas around the playground to install new stormwater pipes and drainage basins as part of … Continue reading

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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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