Greenbelt in 2012

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

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Greenbelt Panorama: Subdivisions

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Greenbelt has many housing developments beyond the original GHI row houses and garden apartments in the city center. Here are photos from some of them.

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January 2, 2013 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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Greenbelt East Tree Lighting Ceremony

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December 2

Greenbelt East’s annual holiday tree lighting ceremony took place on Sunday, December 2 at Greenbriar Community Center. There were two singing groups, raffles, food and homemade hot chocolate.

Corzann Sailor, Greenbriar’s Assistant Community Manager, poses with Little Miss Greenbelt Ashley Wickline, Junior Miss Greenbelt Caroline Casey, and Miss Greenbelt Veronica Handunge.

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December 12, 2012 at 8:00 am

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Franklin Park International Festival

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September 29

On Saturday, September 29, Franklin Park in Greenbelt West held the first of three fall international festivals. There were vendors, games, music, and food.

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October 4, 2012 at 6:00 am

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National Night Out: Hunting Ridge and Old Greenbelt

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August 7

The last two National Night Out gatherings I visited were at Hunting Ridge Condominiums in Greenbelt East and Roosevelt Center in Old Greenbelt.

Hunting Ridge is a 362-unit condominium community in Greenbelt East, between Capital Beltway in the west, Hanover Parkway in the east, Hanover Apartments in the north, and Green Lake Village in the south. The buildings were completed in 1974 and house 1, 2, and 3-bedroom condominiums. The community was originally outside the city boundary, but in 1984, it petitioned to become part of Greenbelt and was annexed. The hunting horn featured on this sign, at the entrance by Hanover Parkway, is the community’s emblem.

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August 12, 2012 at 8:00 am

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National Night Out: Greenbriar and Green Lake Village

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August 7

Of the eight National Night Out neighborhood parties, one is in Greenbelt West, two in Greenbelt Center, and the remaining five are in Greenbelt East. These photos are from Greenbriar and Green Lake Village in Greenbelt East.

Sign for Greenbriar’s National Night Out event in the median of Hanover Parkway between Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Greenbriar Condominiums

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August 10, 2012 at 8:00 am

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National Night Out: Greenbelt West and Belle Point

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August 7

There were eight National Night Out parties in Greenbelt this year at eight different neighborhoods. These photos are from Greenbelt West and Belle Point.

A U.S. Park Police helicopter is at the parking lot between Beltway Plaza Mall and Franklin Park Apartments.

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August 9, 2012 at 8:00 am

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Greenspring Annual Multicultural Picnic

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July 22

Greenspring I is a housing development with 120 single-family homes at the southeast corner of Greenbelt. These houses were completed in the early 1990s and the complex is one of the last built in the city. Each year the residents of Greenspring I get together for two summer cookouts—a multicultural picnic in July and National Night Out in August. These photos are from Greenspring I’s annual multicultural picnic on Sunday July 22 at Greenspring Neighborhood Park on Greenbury Drive.

This sign is at Megan Lane and Greenbury Drive. “Greenspring HOA Picnic Sunday 5PM.” Motorists enter the Greenspring I community on Megan Lane which connects to Hanover Parkway.

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July 27, 2012 at 8:00 am

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More Photos from Hometown Heroes

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June 2

In early June I posted some photos from Alight Dance Theater’s Hometown Heroes dance performance at Greenbelt Museum. Those photos were taken at a dress rehearsal on June 2, the day before the show premiered. Tomorrow, on July 22, the dancers will perform their last few shows, so I thought I would post a few more photos, all from June 2.

Kelly McCarty applies lipstick before the performance.

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July 21, 2012 at 8:00 am

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A GHI Block Party

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June 24

The 1,600 townhouses in GHI are arranged in several superblocks connected with inner pathways. Within each superblock are many courts which are several rows of homes facing each other and sharing a common area. Courts are the social units in GHI as these are the neighbors who watch each other come and go and know each other best. There are also occasional social events such as court yard sales and court cookouts. The photos below are from a GHI block party involving two courts on Ridge Road.

The invitation says: “Come and meet our new neighbors! Come and greet your old friends. Please bring a potluck dish to share, and maybe something to drink. An outdoor grill will be available…”

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June 27, 2012 at 8:00 am

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