Posts Tagged ‘Oct’
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.
Pepco, Greenbelt’s electric power provider, started its long talked about system reliability improvement project in Historic Greenbelt on October 22. The first step is tree trimming and removal, and that will be followed by infrastructure and line work. Last week, before Hurricane Sandy came through, I watched a crew of contractors trimming trees along Westway near Ridge Road.
The tree trimming and removal work is done by contractor Asplundh. These trucks are parked on Westway just north of Ridge Road.
Inside the Greenbelt Library is a bookstore operated by the Friends of the Greenbelt Library. Who are the Friends and what do they do? On a recent Friday afternoon, I met up with Marsha Voigt, treasurer of the Friends of the Greenbelt Library, to find out more about the group.
The bookstore is on the first floor of the library, next to the children’s area.
Greenbelt’s annual pumpkin walk takes place on the Saturday night before Halloween. More than one hundred candle lit pumpkins are placed in the North Woods, and families come to walk the trail and enjoy the scene.
The pumpkin walk takes place at the North Woods Tract of the Greenbelt Forest Preserve. This sign is by the unpaved access road to Northway Fields.
Greenbelt’s Pumpkin Festival has been happening every year around Halloween for more than twenty years. The festival includes a pumpkin carving party and an evening pumpkin walk. This year, for the first time, a zombie chase was added and took place at Northway Fields. People could sign up as either zombies or runners.
A runner checks in and signs a release form. The zombies have arrived earlier and are hiding in the woods.
Inside the Greenbelt Co-op, next to the Bank of America ATM machine is a green bin for “Food Pantry Donations.” Where will the donations go and what will be done to them? Last week I had a chance to find out.
“Food Pantry Donations: Please donate unopened, non-refrigerated food items here for distribution to less fortunate Greenbelt families in need of a helping hand. Thank you!”
Rafael Martins was a student at Greenbelt Nursery School and Greenbelt Elementary School. He was born with a rare disease called VATER syndrome and passed away on October 20, 2009 while he was in 4th grade. In 2011, the teachers, parents, and friends of the Greenbelt Elementary School started a race in honor of him. It is called Rafael’s Race and it raises funds to support student field trips. This year, the second annual Rafael’s Race took place on October 20.
Rafael’s Race is on October 20.