Greenbelt in 2012

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

Archive for December 2012

Club 125 at Roosevelt Center

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December 24

Two Greenbelters George Boyce and Eva Fallon are turning the abandoned dry-cleaning store in Roosevelt Center into a community clubhouse—Club 125. On Christmas Eve, I visited the club and took photos of them cleaning up the place.

The former dry-cleaning store is attached to the Greenbelt Theater and adjacent to the Greenbelt Co-op. Its address is 125 Centerway, thus the name of the new club. The original owners of Greenbelt Cleaners and Tailors sold the business after more than 40 years. The new owners could not make a profit and decided to walk away. The store has been empty since April 2012, and George Boyce and his wife Eva Fallon took over the lease on December 1, 2012.

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December 31, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Greenbelt Co-op Bulletin Board

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October 20

The Greenbelt Co-op has one of the busiest bulletin boards in Greenbelt. A while ago, I took some photos there.

There is a plastic bag recycling bin on the left and two donations for animals bins on the right.

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December 30, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Greenbelt Panorama: Snow Day

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December 26

It snowed the morning after Christmas. This was the first snow of the winter of 2012.

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December 27, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Scandinavian Folk Dancing in Greenbelt

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December 15

Every third Saturday evening from September to May, Scandia DC, a Scandinavian folk dance group serving the Greater Washington region, meets in the Greenbelt Community Center’s dance studio for a dance party. Norwegian and Swedish couple turning dances are emphasized, and they are usually accompanied by live music. On December 15, I attended the group’s holiday dance program.

The monthly dance program takes place in the dance studio from 7 to 10 p.m. Usually lessons are offered during the first hour, but because this is a special holiday party, there is no teaching tonight.

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December 25, 2012 at 8:00 am

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Santa Visits Old Greenbelt on Christmas Eve

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December 24

Every year on Christmas Eve, Santa visits Greenbelt and travels through the town on a fire truck from the Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department.

At Greenbelt’s fire station on Crescent Road, Santa consults with Lieutenant Andy Moffitt on this year’s route through Old Greenbelt. Santa has visited Greenbelt East the night before.

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December 25, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Sophie Delivers Greenbelt News Review

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December 21

Every Tuesday night, staff members of the Greenbelt News Review meet at their office in the Greenbelt Community Center to make final selections on this week’s paper. All articles, photos, and ads are sent to the paper’s layout contractor Lynn Eppard. On Wednesday night, the layout is checked and corrections are made. The final version of the paper is sent electronically to the printer, and on Thursday morning it is posted to the paper’s public website. On Thursday afternoon, the print copies are delivered to Greenbelt, and the paper’s circulation manager Ian Tuckman delivers the paper to each carrier’s home. The carriers are supposed to deliver the paper to residences by Friday night. Last Friday, I followed Sophie as she delivered the Greenbelt News Review to GHI homes.

Sophie is a freshman at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. Her route includes 9 and 12 courts of Ridge Road, Westway, and all GHI homes west of Westway. Here she is at 8 Ridge Road.

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December 24, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Holy Cross Lutheran Church Decorates for Christmas

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December 19

On Wednesday night, I stopped by Holy Cross Lutheran Church on Greenbelt Road and took photos of members decorating the church for Christmas.

Sign for Holy Cross Lutheran Church by Greenbelt Road

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December 21, 2012 at 6:00 am

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