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Hyattsville column for Oct. 3

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Published on: Wednesday, October 02, 2013

By Peggy Dee

Fire Department open house

Please mark your calendars for Oct. 12, when our volunteer fire department will have its annual open house and ground breaking. The event begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. These are exciting times for our city, as we look forward to the construction of a new fire house in two years time. 

Our volunteer fire department solicits donations each October, as many of us recently received in the mail. This year, the department celebrates 125 years of continuous fire, rescue and emergency medical service and embarks on a new era with the construction of the new facility.

Happy 70th anniversary, St. Jerome’s

Congratulations to St. Jerome’s School and its current principal, Mary Pat Donoghue, on the occasion of the school’s 70th anniversary. Ms. Donoghue is a native of Hyattsville and a graduate of St. Jerome’s.

Chinese eatery closes in College Park

Many of us were so sad to hear of the closing of the Seven Seas Chinese Restaurant on Baltimore Avenue in College Park. The restaurant was noted for its delicious Asian cuisine and was patronized by many residents of Hyattsville.

Cycloross races to benefit Special Olympics

The Hyattsville Cycloross races into Magruder Park on Sunday. Races are scheduled to start at 8:15 a.m. and the fun continues until the final lap around 4 p.m. Come on out to the park and bring the whole family. The event is lots of fun and the proceeds benefit the Special Olympics of Prince George’s County. 

Clean up Hyattsville

The Mary Prangeley Clean-Up Day will take place on Oct. 12. There will be a special trash pickup that day for bulky items and regular household trash. This particular day has special meaning for me, as Mary Prangeley, was my ward representative and instituted this clean-up day each spring and fall.

Down Memory Lane

Did any of you go to North and Chesapeake Beach as a child? If so, please give me a call, as I would love to share a memory with you.

Hyattsville history: 1968

In the wake of riots, which tore through many neighborhoods in the District following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Hyattsville Police Department purchased equipment to be used in crowd control, should the rioting spread.     

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