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Greenbelt, Maryland is one of the liveliest and most livable small towns in the U.S. It was established in 1937, one of three planned New Deal towns that were created with the purpose of providing employment and affordable housing during the Great Depression, while utilizing new and exciting ideas in town planning. Greenbelt is located just outside of Washington, D.C. in Prince George's County, Maryland.

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Movie Review “Beauty and the Beast”

Now playing at Old Greenbelt Theatre. At the end of Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et la Bête, a famous actress—either Greta Garbo or Marlene Dietrich—cried ...
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Discovering How-To Videos at the Greenbelt Library Online

For at least 15 years I've been turning to the instructional videos at to tackle the many, many technical challenges coming at us seemingly ...
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Movie Review: “The Zookeeper’s Wife”

Now playing at Old Greenbelt Theatre. Parsing our relationship to animals is one way to glimpse ourselves in a mirror. Pet owners solemnly swear that ...
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How Greenbelters Talk Online, 2017 Edition

Back in November of 2014 I wrote a blog post called "How Greenbelters Talk Online" and boy, is it ever out of date! So here's the ...
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What to do in the Garden this Spring, in 400 Words

I was asked to write a short article for the GHI Communicator about what to do in the garden, for their April issue. So I ...
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Video: Support a Coffee Shop at the New Deal Cafe

Another great video by Andy Zmidzinski, this time to raise money for the New Deal's much-awaited coffee shop. The pitch is short; the quick tour ...
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