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Hyattsville Apartment Living: November 2018

Welcome to this month’s edition of Hyattsville Apartment Living, brought to you by Vie at University Towers, our apartments for rent in Hyattsville, MD. In the November edition, we’ll be bringing you information on important upcoming dates, our favorite local restaurants, and some fun movies and books for you to check out in the spirit of fall and Thanksgiving. Read on for more fun information!


Important Upcoming Dates

Election Day (November 6th)Handheld American Flags

While we all want to get ahead of ourselves and get to the fun celebrations at the end of the day, we first have to all perform our civic duty and get out and vote. If you’re registered to vote, bring your photo ID and show up to your local voting center anytime on the 6th. If you haven’t registered yet, no worries! You can still register at the voting location. Don’t know where to go? Check out this page for all the information you need to ensure that you’re ready to go.


Black Friday (November 23rd)Black friday sale sign

After your Thanksgiving feast and family fun, it’s time to get serious. Black Friday shopping is no joke! If you’re looking to save a ton of money and get some great deals, Hyattsville has some great places to check out. Be prepared to fight a few crowds, but save a lot of dollars! If you’re willing to put in some effort, your shopping trip can really pay off.





“Shagga Restaurant specializes in Ethiopian cuisine. Traditional Ethiopian ingredients are used to give the true taste of Ethiopia. Our authentic Ethiopian food features vegetarian, meat, poultry, and fish.” Ethiopian cuisine is a rarity here in the United States, and that’s why you need to take advantage of this delicious location right in the heart of downtown. Don’t miss out and the chance to treat your taste buds to something special.

Franklin’s Restaurant and Brewery

“More than a general store, it is a destination spot. In an 1880’s landmark building, you will love discovering old and new treasures. Using local produce when possible, our menu celebrates the freshness and vitality that seasonal food can bring. All served in fun and inviting surroundings. Enjoy beer crafted with a respect for tradition, an openness to experimentation, and a tasty inclination towards spice and variety.”


Movie Suggestions

Head out to your favorite movie theater to see the latest movies opening in theatres this month. Save time by heading to Fandango to get your movie tickets online. Here are some of the moves we’re most excited for in the coming weeks.

Nobody’s Fool

“A woman is released from prison and reunites with her sister. She soon discovers that her sister is in an online relationship with a man who may not be what he seems.”

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

“The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming, and visually stunning, it's a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism.”


Book Suggestions

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

“Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely. The only place where Kit feels completely free is in the meadows, where she enjoys the company of the old Quaker woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond, and on occasion, her young sailor friend Nat. But when Kit's friendship with the ‘witch’ is discovered, Kit is faced with suspicion, fear, and anger. She herself is accused of witchcraft!”


The Crucible by Arthur Miller

"I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history," Arthur Miller wrote of his classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts. Based on historical people and real events, Miller's drama is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town's most basic fears and suspicions; and when a young girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, self-righteous church leaders and townspeople insist that Elizabeth be brought to trial. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor brilliantly illuminate the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence”.