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Peggy Dee

Published on: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

By Peggy Dee

Last Jam Session coming up

Our third Jam Session was held Aug. 9, when The Roustabouts entertained us. We had a lovely, sunny evening for the celebration and a good time was had by all. Mark your calendars for our final Jam Session on Sept. 13 when Just Us will perform. A tour of the police department will also be available. The tour of the police department is very informative, and I would encourage everyone to take it. 

May she rest in peace

My deepest sympathy to Bill Anonsen on the loss of his dear wife, Barbara. Barbara grew up in Hyattsville and was one of the early graduates of Northwestern High School. She was an active member of the University Park Church of the Brethren, where a beautiful memorial service was held Aug. 14. She was a longtime member of the New Dimension Singers and a former line dancer. Bill was a cable television technician and used to broadcast our City Council meetings. In addition to her husband, Barbara is survived by sons Craig (Ann) and Dale (Smokey) and six grandchildren. She was a dear, sweet lady and will be sorely missed.

Pleasant day trip to Western Maryland

I went on a delightful trip with the seniors to Western Maryland. We crossed into Pennsylvania and had a delicious, family-style lunch at the Hickory Bridge Restaurant. After lunch, we enjoyed a comedy show.  Stopping at a farmers’ market on the way home completed our great day.

Hyattsville history: 1968 

Despite the structural and legal setbacks of the previous year, 1968 was dedicated to municipal improvement, rejuvenation and improvement of the quality of life for all. Councilman Claude Davis, who chaired the Redevelopment Committee, reported that work would begin on revitalizing the old downtown area south of Gallatin Street from Baltimore to 43rd avenues. 

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