John G. Avildsen, the director of "Rocky," "The Karate Kid" and "Lean On Me," among other films, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chesapeake Film Festival. Ahead of the event, he reflects on his career.
The ancient sport of fencing is not something you¿ll see only at the Renaissance Festival. At the Maryland Fencing Club in Abingdon, the sport is thriving. We talked with owner Greg Paye, a certified United States Fencing Association coach, and several of his pupils to find out what¿s attracting so many families to this 500-year-old pastime.