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West Laurel is a haven for indoor athletes and their parents

This is the time of year when it seems you say goodbye to your neighbors for a few months.

It is dark when many people get home from work so there is no chance to wave to the next door neighbor as you pull into the driveway. If you want to venture next door to borrow some sugar that means putting on a coat.

But for local parents who have children involved in indoor or cold-weather sports, there is a built-in reason to get out of the house: practice for swimming, gymnastics, skating and ice hockey, among other sports.

Nowhere in the area is there a bigger concentration of indoor athletes than on Old Gunpowder Road in West Laurel, home to the Fairland Sports and Aquatic...