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  • Day trips: Bake, skate or glide your way to the holidays

    Day trips: Bake, skate or glide your way to the holidays
    Alexandria, Va. Holiday Boat Parade Enjoy a parade of brightly lit sailboats and powerboats at the 12th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. Some 50 decorated vessels will sail from Washington to Alexandria, Va., to showcase their creativity...
  • Stuart Halstead Dobson, engineering executive

    Stuart Halstead Dobson, engineering executive
    Stuart Halstead Dobson, a retired Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. executive and civil engineer, died Nov. 20 of a massive stroke at Hospice of Queen Anne's in Centreville. The Stevensville resident was 76. The son of a Bethlehem Steel Corp. mechanical...
  • Baltimore's true identity: black history

    Baltimore's true identity: black history
    A new vision for our city in the 21st century is sorely lacking from the discourse in the Baltimore City mayor's race. Sure, lowering property taxes is a good idea, but it is not a game changer — even if it could be done without slashing city...
  • Baltimore: A great destination for African-American tourism

    J.B. Salganik's suggestion that Baltimore City celebrate and promote its unique connection to black culture and history is exactly what the late Thelma Banks Cox had in mind when she founded the African-American Heritage Society and the Black Landmarks...
  • 50 picture-perfect fall getaways

    50 picture-perfect fall getaways
    As summer's fleeting charms begin to fade, fall swirls into view in a burst of kaleidoscopic color. Relish autumn's arrival with 50 nifty travel ideas for the Mid-Atlantic region: from leaf peeping and leisurely drives, to museum-hopping, fall-inspired...
  • Day Trip: Run For the Dream at Colonial Williamsburg

    Day Trip: Run For the Dream at Colonial Williamsburg
    Williamsburg, Va., which already has parks and attractions galore for Baltimore day-trippers, has added a half-marathon and 8K race, taking place Saturday and Sunday. Participating runners get the usual T-shirts and protein bars, but also receive free...
  • Montpelier/South Laurel: Dylan Haversack learns what it's like to be a midshipman

    When asked "What did you do last summer?" Montpelier resident Dylan Haversack has an interesting story to tell. A student at St. Vincent Pallotti High School, Dylan participated in this year'sU.S. Naval AcademySummer Seminar program. The highly...
  • Going from a dairy farm to custom-built homes

    Mount Hebron is a quiet neighborhood where some of the founding landowners still live. Deer are known to nibble on landscaping. Sounds of the local high school marching band can be heard as residents rake their leaves in the fall. "It gives a nice feel...
  • Journey to Jamestown

    My daughter, Isabelle, loves great stories -- especially the ones that are full of gloom. Her favorite movie scene is from Cinderella, when the main character's stepsisters rip apart her lovely pink dress just before the ball, followed closely by one from...
  • Restaurants open on Christmas Day

     
    Joyce W. asked if we had discussed restaurants that are open on Christmas Day yet, and the answer is no, we haven't. Thanks for reminding me, because it's something I get more and more requests for as the years go......
  • Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

    Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
    Go here: Step back in time to walk the streets that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry walked on the road to American independence. Scores of original buildings and hundreds of homes, shops and public buildings are reconstructed over...
  • The road to religion

    The road to religion
    The first thing to know about Maryland's Religious Freedom Byway is that religion in Colonial Maryland was rarely free. "It came at a cost to everybody, Catholics in particular," Sheila Smith told us at the courthouse in Port Tobacco, an 18th-century...