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Sun staffBelow is a list of athletes from Maryland, or one of the state's colleges, who have competed in the Summer Olympics. Despite our research, we might have missed someone. If we did, send us an e-mail to email@example.com and we'll update the list. Theresa...
Sun reporterAfter hearing cheers in Athens and absorbing the spectacle that is the Olympics, kayaker Scott Parsons wasn't sure he wanted to do it again. So he took a year off, paddling just once a day to stay in shape and have fun on the water. The passion returned,...
Sun ReporterSome 15 miles south of Annapolis lies Galesville, a quiet country village with aspirations of staying that way. Here's where people know your pets' names and your children's whereabouts. With no mail delivery for the 500 or so residents, the village post...
Special to the SunOnce called Waltersville, this small residential village in western Baltimore County became so well known for the stone it quarried, its name eventually changed to Granite. The village of Granite is well preserved, with many houses and structures...
Special To The SunFall is a wonderful time to enjoy crisp air and turning leaves in the nearby mountains of Maryland and West Virginia. The historic town of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., located where the Potomac River meets the Shenandoah, offers tours of the historic buildings...
Tags: Festive Events, History, Nature, Abraham Lincoln, John Brown
Special To The SunOtto Mears had big plans for the resort he was building on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The financier envisioned a lavish place with waterfront hotels, casinos and boardwalk rides that rivaled Coney Island and Atlantic City. To ensure that...
Special To The SunFor many people, it just wouldn't be summer without a trip to Ocean City. Every weekend, sun- and fun-seekers travel by carloads over the Bay Bridge, east on U.S. 50 and across the drawbridge over the bay, which leads to North Division Street, right in...
Tags: Horse (animal), Feet, State Parks, Nature, Animals
Special To The SunCHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Mention Charles Town, W.Va., to the average Maryland resident, and most probably a picture slot machines and horse racing comes to mind. But the glitter and excitement of gambling shouldn't overshadow this small city's storied...
Special To The SunCanaan Valley, W.Va., at 3,200 feet the largest high-elevation valley east of the Rocky Mountains, is known for great skiing and snowboarding. But when the 100-plus inches of snow the valley typically receives each winter have melted, there's still a lot...
Special to baltimoresun.comMany vacationers who head to the beach as soon as the weather warms up find it fulfilling to just sit on the sand and soak up the rays. Others enjoy beach vacations free of sunning and swimming. Not content to slather on the sunscreen in pursuit of the...
Tags: Ocean Surfing, Speedway, Commuting, Skydiving, Auto Racing
Special To The SunLooking for an Eastern Shore fix this fall but can't decide between the beach or the bay? The Beach to Bay Indian Trail gives you a little bit of both -- and a lot in between. The 131-mile route links Smith Island to Ocean City and Assateague through...
Tags: Salt, Architecture, Movies, Rivers, CVS Corp.
Special to the SunHow's this for a perfect Eastern Shore retreat? Spectacular views of the Chesapeake Bay. Hiking and biking trails that wind through marshes, wildflower meadows, woodlands and tidal ponds. Fantastic waterfront dining. Best yet, it's only minutes from the...
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