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