Greenbelt in 2012

A photo blog about Greenbelt, Maryland in its 75th anniversary year

Archive for November 2012

Greenbelt Panorama

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November 29

On Thursday evening, just about sunset time, I walked around the center part of the city and took some panoramic photos.

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November 30, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Greenbelt News Review 75th Anniversary Dinner

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The Greenbelt News Review published its first issue on November 24, 1937 (then called the Cooperator) and is the second oldest cooperative in Greenbelt (the oldest being the Greenbelt Federal Credit Union). On Sunday, November 18, the paper’s 75th anniversary dinner was held at Greenbelt Marriott.

A few issues of the News Review (out of 3900) are on display at the back of the ballroom.

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November 28, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Mishkan Torah Celebrates Frank Pearlman and Greenbelt

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November 17

On Saturday, November 17, Greenbelt’s Mishkan Torah Synagogue celebrated the 80th birthday of its long-time member Frank Pearlman and the City of Greenbelt’s 75 anniversary with an evening gala program. The title of event was “Frank & Greenbelt, Aging With Grace,” and it was attended by members of the synagogue, the City Council, and Greenbelt residents.

Saul Oresky (center) leads the Havdalah service which is a Jewish ceremony marking the end of Shabbat and is performed on Saturday night. Holding the Havdalah candle on the left is Rachel White Greenfield and on the right is Jeffrey Rosen, tonight’s master of ceremonies.

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November 25, 2012 at 6:00 am

Greenbelt Mail Carrier Darrell Cherry

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November 3

On a recent Saturday, I followed one of Greenbelt’s mail carriers Darrell Cherry as he delivered mail to GHI residences on Ridge Road.

16B Ridge Road, with a 15-star, 15-stripe flag

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November 21, 2012 at 8:00 am

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Read to Rover at Greenbelt Library

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November 17

On the third Saturday of each month, kids are invited to come to Greenbelt Library to participate in the Read to Rover program. “Children build their reading confidence by reading aloud to specially trained therapy dogs that are glad to listen.”

Sign for Read to Rover at Greenbelt Library

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November 20, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Last Day at the Greenbelt Farmers Market

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November 18

There will be a holiday market on December 16, but the last day of the Greenbelt Farmers Market’s regular season was on November 18, the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Market master Nancy Solomon writes down today’s happenings on the blackboard: “Morris dancers, chef demo–noon, master gardeners, Mystic Water, Eco-Armour…”

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November 19, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Raku Workshop

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November 4, 10

Raku workshops are offered twice a year by the Greenbelt Recreation Department. The Fall 2012 Recreation Activity Guide has this to say: “With roots in centuries-old Japan, Raku is a method of fast-firing ceramic art outdoors with beautiful and surprising results. Bring up to five bisque pieces to the glazing session. Firing will take place outside of the Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center with a pot luck lunch on firing day.” The following photos are from the workshop’s glazing session on November 4 and firing on November 10.

On the third floor of the Community Center, the workshop’s instructor Karen Arrington, a clay artist and a Greenbelt artist in residence, shows me a plate glazed and fired using the Western Raku technique.

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November 16, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Children’s Art Class by GAVA

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November 13

Every Tuesday afternoon, children’s art classes are held at the Mowatt Methodist Church on Ridge Road. The program is produced by Greenbelt Association for the Visual Arts (GAVA), and the instructors are Barbara Simon and Ingrid Hass. There are both homeschool and afterschool classes for children between 5 and 14.

Classes are held in the social hall (room with lights on in this photo) of Mowatt Memorial United Methodist Church at 40 Ridge Road. Mowatt Church is also home to Greenbelt’s last Boy Scout troop (746).

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November 14, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Scouting for Food

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November 10

Scouting for Food is an annual food drive of the Greenbelt Cub Scout Pack 202 and Boy Scout Troop 746. On a Saturday in November, the scouts distribute bags to homes in central Greenbelt, and a week later they come back to pick up the donations for a local food pantry. Non-perishable packaged food in non-glass containers are accepted. Last Saturday, I followed Cub Scout Pack 202’s Tiger Den during their door-to-door collection.

Before setting out to collect donations, Greenbelt Cub Scout Pack 202 members and parents take a group photo in front of the Greenbelt Community Church, where they meet regularly.

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November 13, 2012 at 6:00 am

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GHI Fall Realtors Open House

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November 3

Twice a year, the GHI houses that are for sale open their doors for a community wide open house. The event is organized by a group of local realtors and is the best opportunity to see the inside of GHI homes. At the June open house, I visited two homes and this past Saturday, during the fall open house, I went to three more.

Jeannie Smith, a realtor with Home Sales Advantage, has set up a table by Roosevelt Center. She is an organizer of today’s community wide open house and she is handing out a list of the houses that are open today. 12 houses are open from 12 to 4 p.m.

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November 8, 2012 at 6:00 am

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