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Peggy Dee

Published on: Wednesday, May 01, 2013

By Peggy Dee

Candidate forum

I hope that everyone enjoyed the candidates night on April 23. All of the candidates running for office in the May 7 citywide election answered questions submitted by the audience. The forum will be shown several more times on our municipal TV channel for those who missed it. Many thanks to Hyattsville’s Aging in Place for sponsoring the event and to Flawn Williams for being such an outstanding moderator.


Mary Stevenson, a Hyattsville Aging in Place founder and board member, has been honored by Prince George’s Community College for her 45 years of service as an instructor at the college. Mary is an English instructor, a long-time Hyattsville resident and active in several community organizations. In addition to teaching English at PGCC, she started a writing program at the college to help colleagues with writing projects.

Broadway in Lancaster

Last Wednesday, I took a bus trip with the seniors to the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. We saw a wonderful show entitled “Broadway, Now and Forever.” This show featured excerpts from many of the popular Broadway shows, such as “Annie,” “Jesus Christ Super Star,” “The Producers,” “Cats” and many more. Before the show, we had a delicious lunch at the Plain and Fancy Restaurant. Spending time in the restaurant’s gift shop was also very enjoyable. I never get tired of going to Lancaster.

Historic homes

Our annual historic house tour will take place on Sunday, May 19. This is such an outstanding occasion, drawing many people from outside the city to walk through these historic homes and hear the history behind each one.

At the turn-of-the-century, many people came out from Washington to these homes, which were considered weekend retreats. There was no air conditioning in those days, and Hyattsville was truly regarded as the country. 

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