Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Academic success for St. Hugh’s students

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St. Hugh’s students who made honor roll for the second quarter include:

Fifth-graders Madeline Dang, Alex Kincaid, Joshua Stattel, Patrick Doherty, Jacob Ewing, Haley Hilliard, Jeremy Tuthill, Monica Venzke and Gerard Weber

Sixth–graders Hannah Cetuk, Elizabeth Bailey, Mona Gizaw, Molley Jankowski, Simone Fields, Sarah Larkin, Michaela Mealy and Brandt Welch

Seventh-graders Emily Biery, Maeton Jameson, Gregory Rothgeb, Allison Thompson, Alexis Thompson, Kristian Welch, Carly Wilbur, Jullian Barley, Faith Berard, Katrina del Villar, Alexander Hill, Eusebio Maningding, Kyle Newman and Jeramey Vauss.

Eighth-graders Christopher Bate, Sarem Gizaw, Laetitia Beyegue, Tyler Colwell, Bridget Cornett, James Culhane, Matthew Dobson, Ciaran Guha-Gilford, Alyssa Howard, Dominic Maningding, J.W. Roh and Amanda Welch.

Nursery schoolto hold open house

The Greenbelt Nursery School, a not-for-profit parent co-operative, will have its annual open house 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road. The nursery school offers classes for children 2 to 4 years old.

Call 301-474-5570.

Community center hosts arthritis discussion

The city of Greenbelt will welcome health specialist Katherine Sperberg to Explorations Unlimited, a free community program, 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Greenbelt Community Center, located at 15 Crescent Road.

‘‘On Friday she will present options for arthritis treatment and help the audience understand how to manage the pain or disability that is associated with arthritis,” Greenbelt’s Therapeutic Supervisor Karen Haseley said.

She said other topics Sperberg will discuss are non-medical options to treat arthritis, the effects of surgery and what someone can do to protect their joints.

Call 301-397-2208.

Wildlife Visitor Center offers activities while closed

The Patuxent Research Refuge National Wildlife Visitor Center may be closed for repairs to its heating and ventilation systems until spring, but that won’t programs and tours still being offered.

The Annual Patuxent Wildlife Art Show and Sale, which is being sponsored by Friends of Patuxent, will be held this year from March 28-30 at Capitol College, and weekend tram tours on the center’s grounds will start the first week in April. Visit http:⁄⁄ or call 301-497-5763 for more information on activities available while the center is closed.

Greenbelt organizations get grant money

On Feb. 10, the Greenbelt Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization, will award 10 city groups a total of $23,835 in grant money.

The awardees are: Greenbelt Elementary School sixth-grade chorus, Eleanor Roosevelt High School Wind Ensemble Band, Friends of the New Deal Café Arts, Friends of Still Creek, Greenbelt Association for the Visual Arts⁄Greenbelt Access Television, the Green Man Festival⁄Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society, Greenbelt Farmer’s Market, Greenbelt in Focus, Greenbelt International Cultural Festival and St Hugh’s Ladies of Charity Food Pantry.

The award presentation will be held 3 to 5 p.m. at the Greenbriar Community Center, 7600 Hanover Parkway.

‘‘The foundation’s mission is to maintain, improve and enrich the quality life in Greenbelt,” GCF Chair Sylvia Lewis said. ‘‘The foundation promotes cooperative endeavors and projects that celebrate, respect and build upon the legacy and ideals of Greenbelt.”

This is the second time GCF has awarded grants to community organizations. In summer 2007, it gave $2,950 to two city organizations.

University of Maryland looks for leaders

The University of Maryland, College Park, kicked off its LEADERS Program, a youth development program, Jan. 28 at the Brasserie Beck in Washington D.C. The new program is being led by alumnus Tom McMillen.

Discuss West Hyattsville Metro Station development

The Hyattsville Planning Committee is inviting community members to attend its next meeting, where it will watch a presentation on proposed commercial and residential development at the West Hyattsville Metro Station.

The West Hyattsville Commons proposes to become a transit-oriented, mixed-se community, incorporating townhomes, condominiums, offices retail, public open spaces with waterfront amenities and improvements to the Metro station.

The meeting will take place 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hyattsville Municipal Building’s multipurpose room, 4310 Gallatin St.

Call Jim Chandler, Hyattsville Community Development Manager, at 301-985-5013 or e-mail him at