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  1. 1. News R eview GREENBELT An In d e p e ndent N ew spaperVOL. 74, No. 3 15 Crescent Rd., Suite 100, Greenbelt, MD 20770-1887 DECEMBER 9, 2010 American Education Week November 14 to 20, 2010 In celebration of American education, these columns tell the stories of selected teachers from schools that serve the Greenbelt community. This week readers will get a glimpse inside Greenbelt Middle School. It follows last week’s feature on Turning Point Academy teachers and prior profiles on teachers at Eleanor Roosevelt High PHOTO BY HELEN SYDAVAR School, Magnolia and Greenbelt Elementary Schools. Next week we will focus on Springhill Lake Elementary School, the last school to be covered in this year’s series. The month-long project has been coordinated by David Lange.The official ribbon cutting at the Greenbelt Library last Saturday brings a host of smiling faces, from Math Teacher Challengesleft, Michael Gannon, associate director, Administrative Services, Prince George’s County Library;Greenbelt Councilmember Rodney Roberts; Daryl Pennington, Congressman Steny Hoyers office; Middle School’s StudentsHoward Burnett, deputy chief administrative officer, Prince Georges County Health and Human by Jim LinkServices; Ellen Utley, branch manager, Greenbelt Library; Kathleen Teaze, director, Prince GeorgesCounty Library; Mark Polk, vice president, Board of Library Trustees; Marsha Voigt, treasurer, Friendsof the Greenbelt Library; and Joyce Griffin, president, Friends of the Greenbelt Library. The assignment fiscal woes disap- for Ramon Braza’s pear. The process advanced 7th and for Braza’s studentsPatrons’ Rave Reviews Abound 8th grade algebra I students at Green- belt Middle School involves graph- ing “y-intercepts,” “x-intercepts,” us-At Library Grand Re-opening was a tad intimidat- ing, to say the least. Posted on the class- ing “reasoning and proof” and creating “counterexamples.” by Jim Link room bulletin board Math-challenged was the challenge interviewer: “Can – or was it a drill they really do this “I have always thought of Par- months of darkness the new glow back wall with electric sockets sergeant’s direct or- Ramon Braza stuff?”adise as a kind of library,” Jorge bathing the newly made over digs underneath so patrons can plug der? “Students will Braza: “Eventu-Luis Borges said, and the 100 comes from “totally new energy in their laptops. The whole cost determine the equation of the ally, sure. This is actually a highor more patrons who celebrated efficient lighting,” explained Mi- was $640,000 but $320,000 in line of best fit in order to make school course. If they pass, theythe reopening of our Greenbelt chael Gannon, assistant director matching grants came from the predictions.” “Best fit?” How can take the high school assess-Library on Saturday, December 4 for Administrative Services. “We state. Greenbelters have gotten a aesthetic . . . . “To make predic- ment test required for graduationwere festive and delighted if not also have a state-of-the-art fire lot out of that $640,000. I think tions?” How useful . . . . (from high school); if they passquite emparadised. “The light alarm system, a central customer it was worth the wait,” Gannon It seemed to me Braza was that, they skip taking algebra Iis amazing!” said Deb Tinsley, service counter, five more com- added. like Timothy Geithner, Larry and get their high school credit.”checking out books from be- puters placed in the children’s Summers or maybe Maynard The Calendar Equations Proj-hind the new counter. After six area, cushioned seating on the See LIBRARY, page 9 Keynes or Milton Friedman di- ect and the Be a Math Author recting their brainiac economic Project are two other challengesExtensive Bus Route Restructuring advisers to concoct sophisticated explanatory arcana to make our See BRAZA, page 6Debuts Locally on December 20 Glenn Is Now Lab Teacher by John Stith At Greenbelt Middle School by Jim Link G is for Greenbelt, according Greenbelt. particularly inform themselvesto Metro. On Monday, December Metrobus routes C2 and R12 when the new timetables are Antoinette Glenn more to the depart-20 Greenbelt will say goodbye to will also see extensive changes published, as previous timetable is a forward-look- ment as a wholeits T16 and T17 Metrobus routes beginning December 20. As of drafts showed the first bus run- ing teacher with old now.”and hello to the G12, G13, G14 December 6 Metro had not yet re- ning later or the last leaving fashioned values. Another lessand G16. New route names have leased full descriptions and time- earlier at a number of bus stops She believes in in- radical change isalready been posted on many tables for its route changes. The around Greenbelt. novation, embraces the re-naming andMetrobus signs and, according News Review will provide further In other locations, evening change but cherishes restructuring of theto Larry Glick, a Metrobus plan- coverage of Metrobus changes service will be later than it is conservative virtues Science Fair, whichner at the Washington Metro- when they become available currently. At this point, no new like mutual respect, is now the STEMpolitan Area Transit Authority Riders who rely on early-morn- Sunday bus service is being im- personal effort and Fair: “*S*cience,(WMATA), they are named for ing and late-evening buses should plemented, so the only public bus affectionate concern. * T * e c h n o l o g y, routes on Sundays will continue One recent pro- *E*ngineering, to be the Metrobus 81 along What Goes On Cherrywood Lane and the B30 fessional change at Antoinette Glenn *M*athematics is a Saturday, December 11 Greenbelt Middle more comprehensive service to BWI Marshall airport. School which Glenn is thrilled description of the actual range of 9 a.m. to noon, Donation Drop-off, Municipal Building Park- Bus services provided by the about is her lateral “promotion” exhibits,” Glenn explained. ing Lot Prince George’s County De- from full-time classroom science She is also happy that “the Monday, December 13 partment of Public Works and teacher to lab teacher. “This PTA here is much more effec- 8 p.m., Council Meeting, Live on Verizon 21, Comcast 71 and Transportation – routes called means I can see if students un- tive than in the past; it is highly streaming “TheBus” – will also change on derstand the concepts they are effective even though only 10 Wednesday, December 15 December 20. With both major taught in class” she says. to 15 sets of parents participate. 7:30 p.m., Advisory Planning Board Meeting, Greenbelt Com- transit providers adding and cut- Prior to Mrs. Porter’s arrival But that number may increase.” ting various routes, the majority (the new principal) I was the GMS has 800 students. munity Center, Room 114 of current bus riders will need to Science Department Chair but Glenn is anticipating a big 8 p.m., Council Worksession with TGIFriday’s, Greenbelt plan their trips differently as of Community Center didn’t observe the classrooms,” change in September 2012 when December 20. Glenn adds. “Now I can visit the new school building opens. Thursday, December 16 These widespread bus changes the teachers in their classrooms, “I can’t wait. This is the 21st 7:30 p.m., GHI Board Meeting, GHI Board Room model lessons and team-teach See BUS CHANGES, page 6 with them. I think I contribute See GLENN, page 6
  2. 2. Page 2 GREENBELT NEWS REVIEW Thursday, December 9, 2010A Review Grin Belt“New World Utopias” in Places Magazine by Renauta York A stroll through the Com- velopment, Langston Terrace. have been working on a portraitmunity Center halls highlights We might ask: Who defines uto- portion of the project that willhow the new towns of the 1930s pia? Who has the opportunity to emphasize the important humanpromised residents a lifestyle experience it?” element that I plan on includingcompletely different from the ur- Thought-provoking goals, left in a book project.”ban centers they were living in. unanswered. The current photos Thus, Rolondo’s decision didPhotos showed buildings, green Rolondo took of the Green- nothing to engage the readerspaces and the interiors of the belt towns are almost devoid with his stated goal but defers itbuildings with people engaged of people. The Greenbelt land- to a later book. In doing so, hein different activities – shopping, scape pictures show a house missed a great opportunity– tomingling in the center, resting with a clothesline, two children tell residents’ stories and link thein their homes, teaching and playing in McDonald field and past stories of those in the Cen-learning in schools, riding bikes a sidewalk flanked with trees ter photos with the realities ofthrough the underpass and play- and shrubs. Other photos show Greenbelt today. By failing toing on the playground. People two people sitting under a tree do so he lost for now a neededthen engaged in activities that at the Eleanor Roosevelt High evaluation and discussion forhighlighted how a change in School track, a tree propped up future urban planning projects.their physical place allowed for by beams, a shroud on the fence The article and photo slide- "Why werent we invitedchanges in lifestyle – changes at the community garden and the show, can be reviewed at http:// to the Tree Lighting ceremony?"that generated community. The swimming pool fountain. His beg numerous questions photos hint that people may ac- html?entry=21199.– what were the stories of the tually live here.people in these photos? How The interior photos are even– or were – their lives differ- starker – beautiful and striking Visit With Santa, Dems Holiday Partyent since coming to Greenbelt? at times but with no one work- Shop-along Now Kid, Elves Workshop To Be at GreenbriarHas Greenbelt lived up to its ing or interacting in the spaces. Police and Fire Dept. On Saturday, December 11 Greenbelt’s Eleanor and Frank-promise? The photos of a picture of FDR This year the annual Holi- from 10 a.m. to noon Santa will lin Roosevelt Democrats Club Author Responds next to a microfiche machine, day Shop-along for less fortu- visit the Greenbelt Youth Center, will hold its holiday party and in- Jason Rolondo’s article and the empty city council chamber nate kids has been expanded to having worked his annual trip to stallation of officers for the com-photo essay on present day and a map of Greenbelt hang- include firefighters as well as Greenbelt into his busy sched- ing year at 7:30 p.m. on Friday,Greenbelt in Places Magazine ing over a file cabinet evoked a police. It will be held Sunday, ule. All children will receive a December 17 in the Greenbriarpromises to answer these ques- sense of Greenbelt as a museum December 19 at Beltway Plaza. free picture with Santa. Parents Club House.tions. piece rather than a living entity. The children are selected by are welcome to bring their own The meeting will first install “In these photographs,” he Author’s Vision their elementary schools to par- video or still cameras to record officers for 2011, followed bysays, “my goal is not only to When asked about his deci- ticipate. the event. holiday revelry, pro-Democratevoke the communal spirit for sion to exclude people from the Police and firefighters will Santa’s visit is followed by songs and lots to eat. There is awhich the Greenbelt architec- photos, Rolondo replied, “As I take underprivileged children the Elves Holiday Workshop nominal annual membership fee,ture was designed but also to visit the towns, I envision the holiday shopping to buy Christ- from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., also reduced for seniors. The clubmeditate on the urge to create spaces in a way a blueprint or a mas gifts for themselves and at the Greenbelt Youth Center. draws its members and officersa better society. I learned that scale model is laid out. family members. Children from 6 to 12 will bake from Greenbelt and beyond; allmany residents remain proud of “In the photos I’ve shared on Each child is allotted a bud- a holiday cookie and make a are invited.the New Deal legacy; today the Places that do include people, get of $100 and taken to a local holiday craft. There is a nominal The Greenbriar Club House isGreenbelt towns enjoy common they are depicted as very small store to make their purchas- fee for the Elves Workshop; pre- at 7600 Hanover spaces and housing layouts in order to emphasize the scale es. Afterward they have a gift register by calling 301-397-2200.encourage neighborly interaction. of nature and the important role wrapping party and enjoy pizza “Yet I want my images to that nature played in the plan- while they wrap the presentsacknowledge somehow that uto- ning of the towns. Also, when they have bought with guidancepia is a problematic goal. It is presented with a vacant meeting Greenbelt and help by the officers andunsettling to realize that Afri- space or an open field, I hope firefighters.can-Americans helped to build that viewers will notice aspects Donations SoughtGreenbelt, Maryland, but were about a room or a landscape that Donations, in the form of News Reviewnot allowed to live in it; they they’ve never noticed before. cash, checks payable to GVFDwere confined to a separate de- “However, rest assured, I or Target gift cards, to help fund the program are sought. They are tax-deductible and can be dropped at the Greenbelt police AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER station in an envelope marked Corrections “Police & Fire Holiday Shop- 15 Crescent Road, Suite 100, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770-1887 A headline for the profile of Eleanor Roosevelt High School along” or by contacting MPO 301-474-4131 • FAX 301-474-5880 teacher Jennifer Massagli in the November 25 issue incorrectly Kelly Lawson at klawson@green- email: identified her as head of the science and technology program even or calling 240-542- website: though the article by Kamli Sirjue did not indicate she was. The 2116. actual coordinator for that program is Jane Hemelt, who has been Alfred M. Skolnik, President, 1959-1977 its head since 1988. The News Review regrets the error. Elaine Skolnik, President, 1977-1985 President Emeritus, 1985- The home on YouTube in the GHI Pilot Project reported last OLD GREENBELT Editor: Mary Lou Williamson 301-441-2662 Assistant Editor: Barbara Likowski 301-474-8483 week is that of Tokey and Eileen Boswell, not that of David THEATRE News Editor: Elaine Skolnik 301-598-1805 Assistant to the Editor: Eileen Farnham 301-513-0482 Morse. WEEK OF DEC 10 STAFF Fair Game Jon Aerts, Jackie Bealle, Virginia Beauchamp, Judy Bell, Rebecca Boggs, Judi Bordeaux, Jessi Britton, Sharon Carroll, Ashley Cherok, Mary Willis Clarke, Paula Clinedinst, Agnes Conaty, Bill Cornett, Cynthia Cummings, Peter Curtis, Patricia Davis, (PG-13) Elizabeth Eny, Joan Falcão, Chris Farago, Eli Flam, Janet Franklyn, Kathleen Gal- Registration for the 2010/2011 lagher, Anne Gardner, Jon Gardner, Denise George, Bernina McGee Giese, James Friday Giese, Marjorie Gray, Melanie Lynn Griffin, Carol Griffith, Pat Hand, Stacy Hardy, Basketball Season Solange Hess, Rebecca Holober, Barbara Hopkins, Larry Hull, Elizabeth Jay, Ginny continues in December 2010** *5:15, 7:30, 9:40 Jones, Sharon Kenworthy, Suzanne Krofchik, Vicki Kriz, Meta Lagerwerff, Sandra Lange, Jane Larrick, Susan Lesser, Jim Link, Catherine Madigan, Kathleen McFarland, Saturday at the following locations: Emma Mendoza, Mary Moien, Marat Moore, Diane Oberg, Linda Paul, Leonie Penney, *3, *5:15, 7:30, 9:40 Shirl Phelps, Altoria Bell Ross, Ann-Marie Saucier, Angela Stark, Helen Sydavar, Linda Tokarz, Nancy Tolzman, Heba Toulan, Joanne Tucker, Jean Turkiewicz, Thomas X. Greenbelt Youth Center, 99 Centerway Sunday White, Marie Wong, Renauta York and Dea Zugby. Thursday, December 9, 6:30 to 8:30 pm *3, *5:15, 7:30 CIRCULATION Core of Greenbelt: Ian Tuckman 301-459-5624 Saturday, December 11, 11 am to 1 pm Monday – Thursday Thursday, December 16, 6:30 to 8:30 pm BOARD OF DIRECTORS Saturday, December 18, 11 am to 1 pm *5:15, 7:30 Eileen Farnham, president; Thomas X. White, vice president; Judy Bell, treasurer; Altoria Bell Ross, secretary; James Giese; Diane Oberg; and Mary Willis Clarke Springhill Lake Rec Center, 6101 Cherrywood Lane *These shows at $6.50 Friday, December 10, 7 pm to 8:30 pm Tuesday is Bargain Day. DEADLINES: Letters, Articles and ads—10 p.m. Tuesday. Materials for publication may be mailed to address above, deposited in our box in the Co-op grocery store (by 7 p.m. Saturday, December 11, 11 am to 1 pm All Seats Only $6.50. Tuesday) or brought to our office in the Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, during office hours. Mail subscriptions—$35/year. Friday, December 17, 7 pm to 8:30 pm Now accepting Visa, Discover and Saturday, December 18, 11 am to 1 pm MasterCard for ticket sales only. 301-474-9744 • 301-474-9745 **Additional December registration dates to follow. 129 Centerway For more information, please call 301-794-0100 Greenbelt Community Center at 15 Crescent Rd. OFFICE HOURS: Monday 2 - 4 p.m., Tuesday 2 - 4, 8 - 10 p.m. (press 7) or visit us at
  3. 3. Thursday, December 9, 2010 GREENBELT NEWS REVIEW Page 3Menu for SeniorNutrition Program Community EventsMenu for Senior Holiday Inn Is Free Combined Choir Plays TRU-G to Facilitate Co-op Wine Tasting,Nutrition Program Monthly Senior Film Holiday Concert Bus Restructuring Flu Shots Offered The Senior Nutrition “Food The next free senior monthly The Greenbelt Combined There will be a special Transit On Friday, December 10 theand Friendship” program pro- movie, “Holiday Inn,” will be Choir will present its annual Riders United-Greenbelt (TRU-G) Co-op grocery store will offervides lunches for seniors Monday shown at the Greenbelt Commu- Christmas concert on Sunday, meeting on Saturday, December wine tasting of Kysela winesthrough Friday at the Community nity Center in the Senior Lounge, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the 11 at 10 a.m. to coordinate public from 4 to 7 p.m. ID is requiredCenter beginning at noon. Meals Room 111 on Tuesday, December Greenbelt Community Church, outreach for the impending bus to participate.must be reserved by 11 a.m. two 14 at 10:30 a.m. 1 Hillside Road. The concert system restructuring. The meet- Flu Shotsdays ahead so that enough food Bing Crosby croons to the has become a holiday tradition ing will be held at the Greenbelt The Co-op will hold a flu shotis ordered. Call 301-397-2208, tune of Irving Berlin’s Oscar- since the choir was formed in Community Church Education clinic on Saturday, December 11ext. 4215. winning “White Christmas” in the 1970s. Building (at the corner of Cres- from 10 a.m. to noon. There is a All meals include bread and this love triangle romantic com- Under the direction of Jean cent and Hillside, behind the fee, which must be paid by cashmargarine, coffee or tea and skim edy. Tired of the bright lights Cook members and the Green- main church building). or check.milk. Menus for December 13 of showbiz, Jim Hardy (Crosby) belt community and its many TRU-G is looking for “on theto 17: retires to the countryside to be- churches form the Combined street” volunteers to help inform Monday – Vegetable soup, come a farmer. He converts the Choir to perform traditional and bus riders and answer questions More Community Eventsroast beef with gravy, winter farm into the Holiday Inn, open contemporary Christmas music. about the changes slated to take see pages 2, 4, 5, 6 and 11.mixed vegetables, mashed pota- only on holidays, then competes Musicians will also perform on effect on December 20. Emailtoes, lemon parfait. against his pal (Fred Astaire) for guitar, zither and Celtic instru- John Stith at Tuesday – Grape juice, bar- the affection of singer-dancer ments. or call 301-502-3634 to volunteerbecued pork on a bun, okra and Marjorie Reynolds. The concert is free with a free if unable to attend the meeting. Academytomatoes, coleslaw, diced pears. Wednesday – Creamy broccoli For questions or more infor- mation call 301-397-2208. will offering accepted at the end of the concert to help defray the Limited rides to Saturday’s meeting are available by email- Stadiumsoup, Italian sausage on a bun cost of the sheet music. Those ing To Theatreswith green peppers and onions, Nursery School Has attending are invited to the Fel- learn more about TRU-G sub- Beltway Plaza Mallchopped spinach, baked beans, lowship Hall after the perfor- scribe to its listserv by emailing Center Courtfruit cocktail. Information Day mance for refreshments. trugee-subscribe@yahoogroups. On Monday, December 13 301-220-1155 Thursday – Cranberry juice, com. from 7 to 9 p.m. the Greenbelt ALL SHOWS BEFORE 5 p.m.stuffed cabbage with tomato Nursery School will host a forum Adults/Seniors: $6.50sauce, seasoned carrots, parsleywhole potatoes, yellow Jello with on kindergarten options avail- Children: $6.00fruit. able to families in Greenbelt and Are any of you Blue Dems feeling blue? ALL SHOWS BEFORE NOON Friday – Cup of eggnog, Lon- nearby communities as a service Then please come to our annual jolly ON SATURDAY $5.00 to its members and the broaderdon broil with mushroom gravy, ALL SHOWS AFTER 5 p.m. community. It will be held attwice-baked potato, vegetable the Greenbelt Community Center HOLIDAY PARTY and Installation of 2011 Officers Adults: $8.50medley, field green salad, apple Students/Military: $7.50pie (Premium Meal). in Room 202 (Theater Rehearsal Friday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. Children: $6.00 Room). Parking is available in at Greenbriar Club House, 7600 Hanover Parkway Seniors: $6.50 the lot behind the CommunityGHI Notes Center and the library. R = ID Required Thursday, December 9, 6:45 Representatives from public Light Refreshments. All welcome. (!) = No pass, (!!) No pass weekendp.m., Investment Committee –Board Room and private schools will present information on their programs Week of DEC 10 7:30 p.m., Finance Committee and will be available for ques-Meeting – Board Room FRI.-SAT. tions and discussion. Participat- Megamind, PG Friday, December 10, OfficesClosed. (Note: Members needing ing schools include Greenbelt El- Greenbelt Nursery School 11:15, 1:25, 3:40, 6, 8:15, 10:30 ementary School, Berwyn Chris- Unstoppable, PG-13emergency service during closingscan call maintenance at 301-474- tian School, Friends Community School, Holy Redeemer School Kindergarten Info Night 11:15, 1:25, 3:40, 6, 8:15, 10:30 Tangled, PG – 3D, (No fees) 11:45, 2:30, 5:15, 8, 10:20 Monday, Dec. 13 @ 7-9 pm6011.) and College Park Nursery and Tuesday, December 14, 7 p.m., Kindergarten. The forum is open Faster, RN&E Committee Meeting – GHI 11:45, 2:30, 5:15, 8, 10:25Library to all, free of charge. Room 202 in the Greenbelt Community Center The Tourist, PG-13 (!) For more information call the 7:15 p.m. Pre-purchase Orien- Panel of area kindergarten representatives 11:25, 2:20, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 school at 301-474-5570 or email Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage Free and open to the publictation – Board Room of the Dawn Treaders, PG (!) Wednesday, December 15, Greenbelt Nursery School is a 11:20, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30, 10:107 p.m., Woodlands Committee not-for-profit parent cooperative For info, call GNS at 301 474 5570 For Colored Girls, RMeeting – Board Room nursery school in its 68th year of 12:30, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 7 p.m., Web-Site Work Group operation. Harry Potter & The Deathly– GHI Lobby For more information about Hallows, PG-13 Thursday, December 16, 7:30p.m., Board Meeting – Board the school visit its website at Saturday, Dec 18 - 8 pm 12:15, 3:30, 6:30, 9:45 SUN. the ChromaticsRoom. Committee and board meetings Megamind, PGare open; members are encour- Beltway Plaza 11:50, 2:10, 4:50, 7:15 Holiday Events Unstoppable, PG-13aged to attend. On Saturday, December 11 present 11:50, 2:10, 4:50, 7:15 Tangled, PG – 3D, (No fees) from 2 to 4 p.m. Beltway PlazaGreenbriar Holds will have visits throughout the 11:40, 2, 4:40, 7Santa Breakfast Faster, R mall from Frosty the Snowman, a 11:40, 2, 4:40, 7 On Saturday, De- face painter and balloonist The Tourist, PG-13 (!)cember 18 at 10 a.m. The Greenbelt Lions Club will 11:25, 2:20, 4:50, 7:30the Greenbriar Com- have a gift wrapping station at Greenbelt Arts Center Tickets: Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyagemunity Association Center Court by the Toy Drive 123 Centerway $15 adults of the Dawn Treaders, PG (!)will have breakfast Box starting on Friday, December Greenbelt, MD $12 seniors/students 11:20, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30with Santa at the 10 through Christmas Eve. There For Colored Girls, RGreenbriar Condo- is a fee for gift wrapping. 301-441-8770 12:30, 4, 7:15miniums, 7600 Hanover Parkway Harry Potter & The Deathlyin Greenbelt. Hallows, PG-13 12:15, 3:45, 7 Children of all ages are in- Greenbelt Arts Centervited to this free event. For more information and to This Weekend Only! MON. – THU. Megamind, PGsign up call 301-441-1096 ext. 2or email teley.greenbriar@verizon. Lions and Penguins and Bears...Oh My!! 12:20, 2:40, 5:20, 7:45 Unstoppable, PG-13net. 12:20, 2:40, 5:20, 7:45 An evening of one-act plays by Matt Hanf - Guest Production by THUNDEROUS PRODUCTIONS, Tangled, PG – 3D, (No fees) Directed by Celeste Campbell, Belle Constantine, Rick Starkweather & Trix Whitehall 12:10, 2:30, 5:10, 7:35 Holy Cross December 9-12, 2010 - Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8:00PM, Sunday Matinee at 2:00PM Faster, R 12:10, 2:30, 5:10, 7:35 Thrift Store $15 General/$12 Students/Seniors The Tourist, PG-13 (!) Every Thursday 10am – 4pm Featuring these One-Acts: Breaking Up is Easy: It’s the Fees That’ll Kill You; Teddy Knows 12:15, 2:35, 5:15, 7:40 Too Much - Trapped in Slanguage; The Sandbox ; Sports and Sheep Testicles; Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treaders, PG (!) Good, clean clothes for women, The Hostage; Santa Quadaffi and the Sweatshops of Guangdong 12:15, 2:35, 5:10, 7:40 men and children! For Colored Girls, R Shoes, jewelry, books, etc. 123 Centerway • Greenbelt, MD 20770 Upcoming: 12:30, 4, 7 Dec 14 – 15 – Auditions: Reefer Madness; Harry Potter & The Deathly 6905 Greenbelt Road Located underneath the Greenbelt CO-OP Dec 17: Homespun Ceilidh Band; Dec 18:The Chromatics Hallows, PG-13 Greenbelt, Md. 301-345-5111 12:15, 3:45, 7 Call 301.441.8770 for information or reservations
  4. 4. Page 4 GREENBELT NEWS REVIEW Thursday, December 9, 2010Trumpeter Kent Hills plays Tapsas part of the citys Veterans Daycommemoration on November 11. Obituaries ERHS Jr. ROTC Color Guard members are Brendan Lyn, lead rifle; Brittany Ascensio, US flag; Shelby Geter, Md. flag; and Josue Lorenzana, rifle.Steven H. Hooper Steve Hooper, Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Churcha lifelong Green- 3215 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville/Adelphi PHOTOS BY HELEN SYDAVAR Phone: 301-937-3666 www.pbuuc.orgbelter, died of pan-creatic cancer at Welcomes you to our open, nurturing communityLaurel Regional December 12, 10 a.m.Hospital on Octo- “Mother Mary” by Rev. Diane Teichert withber 23, 2010, at the age of 61. John Sebastian, worship associate, and He was born in Washington, Christmas music arranged for four flutes.D.C., and moved to Greenbelt asa young child with his parents,the late Louise and Billy Hooper. From left to right, Fred Mooney, Ron Wiseman and RaymondHe attended local schools and King fire off a gun salute to conclude the Veterans Day ceremony. ST. HUGH OF GRENOBLE CATHOLIC CHURCHgraduated from High Point High 135 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770School in 1967. 301-474-4322 He attended the University ofMaryland before entering the Air Mass Schedule:Force where he served for four Sunday 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m.years at several U.S. locations. Saturday 9:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. Following his discharge from Now meeting at Greenbelt Elementary School, 66 Ridge Road, Greenbelt Daily Mass: 7:15 a.m.the service he was employed Sacrament of Penance: Saturday 3:45-4:45 the University of Maryland’s Please come this Sunday Pastor: Rev. Walter J. TappeCole Field House as a sound WORSHIP AT 11:00technician. In more recent years Pastoral Associate: Rev. R. Scott Hurd Pastor Nigel C. Black, MDiv. (410) 627-8381he worked at the Greenbelt Citgogas station and for Olchak Mar-ket Research. Mowatt Memorial United Methodist Church He was a longtime memberand volunteer of the Greenbelt 40 Ridge Road, GreenbeltCommunity Church. He also Open hearts, Open minds, Open doorsvolunteered at the Greenbelt La- 301-474-9410bor Day Festival for many years, Rev. Fay Lundin, Pastorassisting with the sound system. He was predeceased by his Worship Service 10:00amyounger brother Stanley. He Christmas Party & Program, Sun. Dec. 12, 6 survived by his companionand helpmate of 15 years, Linda Join us for supper and a celebration of the season.Woody, her daughter Michelle Bring a covered dish to share. Canned food acceptedMcGhee and Michelle’s children for the local food pantry. FREECandice and Brandon. Othersurvivors include his aunt JeanRorick of Purcellville, Va., sev- HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH St. George’s Episcopal Churcheral cousins and many friends. 6905 Greenbelt Road • 301-345-5111 Join us around a table where all are welcome! A memorial service was con- Servicesducted by Rev. Dan Hamlin at Worship 8:15 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. • Sundaysthe Greenbelt Community Church Sunday School & Bible Class 9:30 a.m. 8 a.m. simple, quiet service (no music)on December 4. Advent Services Wed. 12:15 and 7 p.m. 10 a.m. main service (music includes a mixture of acoustic guitar, piano and organ music) • WednesdaysConcert of Hymns 7 p.m. service with healing prayers (no music) Holy Cross Lutheran Church is a traditional Bible-believing,To Be at Berwyn Christ-centered congregation! Join Us! 7010 Glenn Dale Road (Lanham-Severn Road & Glenn Dale Road) On Saturday, December 18 301-262-3285 | | E-mail myholycross@verizon.netat 7:30 p.m. there will be a freeconcert of traditional Christmashymns and holiday music. Thesecond in the seasonal series, this “Man should know his own self and Greenbelt Community Churchis the only evening concert and UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTwill feature the Berwyn Presbyte- recognize that which leadeth untorian Church Choir and additional Hillside & Crescent Roadsvocalist solo performances, hand- loftiness or lowliness, glory or Phone: 301-474-6171 morningsbells, harp, trumpet, trombone www.greenbeltucc.organd flute. abasement, wealth or poverty.” Sunday Worship A freewill offering is request- 10:15 a.m.ed to support the series; all pro- Daniel Hamlin, Pastor Greenbelt Bahá’í Community "A church of the open mind, the warm heart,fessional performers are donating 1-800-22-UNITE 301-345-2918their talents for the event. the aspiring soul, and the social vision..." Mishkan Torah Congregation 10 Ridge Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770 Rabbi Jonathan Cohen Cantor Phil Greenfield Catholic Community Friday evening services 8:00 PM except first Friday of the month, when children’s service begins at 7:30 PM of Greenbelt MASS Saturday morning services - 9:30 AM Children’s Education, Adult Education, Social Action, etc. Sundays 10 A.M. For further information call 301 474-4223 Municipal Building Conservative and Reconstructionist
  5. 5. Thursday, December 9, 2010 GREENBELT NEWS REVIEW Page 5Upcoming Events We were saddened to hear of with our readers. We’d especially Christmas Concert the death of former Greenbelter like to hear more from our neigh-At New Deal Café Dolores Baxter of Stevensville, bors in Greenbelt East and Green- At National Gallery On Thursday, December 9 belt West (Franklin Park). To send The Ensemble Galilei will per- Md., on Dec. 2, 2010, and offerfrom noon to 2 p.m. pianist Amy form traditional Christmas carols condolences to her family and belt on the County Council, on information for “Our Neighbors”C. Kraft plays mid-day melodies. in a free concert at the National friends. being named chair of the Prince email us at newsreview@green-The weekly open microphone Gallery of Art’s West Garden Congratulations to County George’s County Council. or leave a message atsession for music, poetry, prose Court on Sunday, December 12 Councilwoman Ingrid Turner (D., Send us your reports of new ba- 301-474-6892.and storytelling is from 7 to 9 at 6:30 p.m. District 4), who represents Green- bies, awards, honors, etc. to share – Kathleen McFarlandp.m. The Spanish ConversationGroup meets from 7:30 to 8:30p.m. every Thursday. New Deal Piano Man JohnGuernsey taps out lively jazz andblue notes on Friday, December10, as he does every Friday andSaturday. The Unruly Bluesplays from 8 to 11 p.m. On Saturday, December 11 City Informationclassical guitarist Bruce Kritt GREENBELT CITY COUNCIL MEETING MEETINGS FOR DECEMBER 13-17plays from 4 to 6 p.m. The eve-ning hours from 8 to 11 p.m. will December 13, 2010 - 8:00 p.m. Monday, December 13th at 8pm, REGULAR COUNCILfeature Starlight Shimmy, a bevy Municipal Building MEETING, at the Municipal Building, 25 Crescent Road. Liveof belly dancers. on Verizon 21, Comcast 71 and Streaming at www.greenbeltmd. On Sunday, December 12 COMMUNICATIONS govfrom 10:30 a.m. to noon the Presentations Petitions and Requests (Petitions received at the meeting will not Wednesday, December 15th at 7:30pm, ADVISORY PLANNINGSign Language Brunch Discus-sion Group meeting is held in the be acted upon by the City Council at this meeting unless Council BOARD, at Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Cresent Road,front room. In the back room waives its Standing Rules.) Room 114. On the Agenda: Review of Baltimore WashingtonJim Stimson plays Renaissance * Minutes of Council Meetings Partnership for Forest Stewardship; Discussion of City-widelute from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jack Administrative Reports Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan and EnforcementCouldn’t Make It will play old * Committee Reports Wednesday, December 15th at 8:00pm, COUNCIL WORKtime folk music from 5 to 8 p.m. The art exhibits by Carolyn LEGISLATION SESSION w/ FRIDAYS, at Greenbelt Community Center, 15Bourne and her son Mason and A Resolution to Negotiate the Purchase of Enhancer/Rectangular Crescent Road.Paul Downs’ found stick sculp- Rapid Flash Beacon Devices for the St. Hugh’s Crosswalk on This schedule is subject to change. For confirmation that ature exhibit continues until Janu- Crescent Road from R.D. Jones’ Stop Experts, Incorporated, of meeting is being held call 301-474-8000 or contact the Cityary 3. Venice, Florida, at a Cost not to Exceed $22,725.00 Clerk at Next Week - 2nd Reading, Adoption Tuesday, December 14 from OTHER BUSINESS GREENBELT ANIMAL SHELTER7 to 9 p.m. acoustic pop singer/ - Federal Highway Administration Feasibility Study on Widening 550-A Crescent Road (behind Police Station)songwriter Jayme Salvaiati will Congratulation Nala and Sylvester on their new homes and the Baltimore Washington Parkwayplay. Wednesday, December Buddy for going back to his own home!15 Emily Yanek plays acoustic -Appointment of Councilmembers to the Metropolitan Washington COME OUT AND VISIT:pop and folk music from 7 to Council of Governments (COG) Policy Boards and Committees9 p.m. Seven-member band - Other ReportsThe Jazz Stimulus Project plays *- Appointments to Advisory Boardstenor sax, trombone, guitar, bass, *-Reappointment to Advisory Boarddrums and piano from 8 to 11p.m. on Friday, December 17. MEETINGSSaturday, December 18 will fea- NOTE: This is a preliminary agenda, subject to change. Regularture the Zekiah Swamp Cats Council meetings are open to the public, and all interested citizensplaying bluegrass from 8 to 11 are invited to attend. If special accommodations are required for anyp.m. Sunday, December 19 the disabled person, please call 301-474-8000 no later than 10am on theNot2Cool Jazz Trio will play meeting day. Deaf individuals are advised to use MD RELAY at 711from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed or e-mail to reach the City Clerk.from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. by themonthly Kids’ Open Microphone VACANCIES ON BOARDS & COMMITTEESsession. Peggy Brennan will Volunteer to serve on City Council Advisory guitar and sing folk rockfrom 5 to 8 p.m. Vacancies exist on: Arts Advisory Board, Board of Appeals, The following week, Christ- Forest Preserve Advisory Board, and Park & Recreationmas week, will feature the Reel Advisory Boardand Meal at the New Deal For information call 301-474-8000.monthly movie, “What Would Bella, a well trained boxer mix. 11 mos old. Teddy, a young re-Jesus Buy?” on Monday, De- GREENBELT AQUATIC AND FITNESS triever mix. Lowie, young female around 1 1/2 years old.cember 19 at 7 p.m. The filmfollows Reverend Billy and CENTER CLOSING. Mr. Wilson, a senior male pomeranian. Adorable senior kitties:the Church of Stop Shopping Seymour and Gypsy and all their friends.Gospel Choir as they go on a The Greenbelt Aquatic & Fitness Center is closed for replacement of major mechanical equipment. We an- Open Wednesdays from 4-7pm, Saturdays from 9am-12pmcross-country mission to saveChristmas from the Shopoca- ticipate that the Fitness Wing will re-open on Saturday, or by appointment INFO: 301.474.6124lypse – the end of mankind December 11th at 8:00am and the Indoor Pool on Sat- Make a donation for the holidays in the name of a friend!from consumerism, over-con- urday, December 18th at 8:00am. Become a fan of the Greenbelt Animal Shelter on Facebook!sumption and the fires of eter-nal debt. Dan Hamlin and Fay If you have any questions, please contact ourLundin, pastors of Greenbelt staff at (301) 397-2204. A list of other facilities in DONATION DROP-OFFCommunity Church and Mowatt American Rescue Workers the area will be posted on Greenbelt City Link atMemorial United MethodistChurch respectively, will lead Saturday, December 11 from 9a.m.-12 noon.a discussion following the film. City Office Parking LotDonations will be accepted to City of Greenbelt Recycling Office at 301-474-8308.purchase needed equipment for Download the Winter 2011 Greenbeltuse by youth at Springhill LakeRecreation Center. Recreation Activity Guide at For City News, Information, and events, visit Green- For more information call belt CityLink at www.greenbeltmd.gov301-474-5642 or visit www. Find us at FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS-VISIT WWW.GREENBELTMD.GOV FOR FULL SCHEDULECPAE Seasonal PartyWith Puppets, Dance Santa Visits: Saturday, December 11th from 10am-12pm at the Greenbelt Youth Center. All children will receive a free On Sunday, December 12 at picture with Santa. You are also welcome to bring your own video or still cameras.3 p.m. at the Old Parish House, Saturday, December 11th from 10am-12pm at the Springhill Lake Recreation Center. Free with a can of food. All children willthe College Park Arts Exchange receive a treat from Santa.(CPAE) will hold a family-orient- Elves Holiday Workshop: Saturday, December 11th from 1:30-3:30pm at the Greenbelt Youth Center. Ages 6-12. $5ed seasonal celebration of local pre-registration. Children will bake cookies and make a holiday craft. Info: 301-397-2200.talent including a puppet showand dance recital. Snacks and Spaghetti Dinner and Greenbelt Combined Choir Holiday Concert: Sunday, December 12th at thehot drinks will be served. Greenbelt Community Churc, 1 Hillside Road. Dinner is from 5:30-7:30pm, Concert is at 7:30pm. Dinner is $8 Adults and $4 The Old Parish House is lo- for children.cated at 4711 Knox Road, Col-lege Park