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April 13: Poet Laureate
Richard Rice, Poet Laureate of Kensington, reads 'Harp Music'
April 6: Dancin' in the street
Flash mob delights shoppers and diners in downtown Silver Spring
March 30: Good clean fun?
Adventure race in Gaithersburg turns 5K dirty
March 30: Music and dance
The Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club holds a Scottish Dance Party
March 24: Green thumbs
Cottage City garden sprouts education, community spirit
March 21: Rhythm rules
Briggs Chaney Middle School step team creates sisterhood among classmates
March 16: Going green
Richard Hoye gathers cut wood leftovers from his neighbors in Bethesda to heat his home
Feb. 16: Let's hear it!
Poms squad gaining prominence at Sherwood High.
Feb. 9: Going bald for a cause
Landon School students shave their heads for Children's National Medical Center
Feb. 9: Hot music
Wendy Mackall enjoys spending her time both as a firefighter and as a singer
Feb. 2: Growing old together
Photographer's show is about love and aging
Jan. 20: From Sicily to Seabrook, Italian barber looks back
After 50 years, Seabrook Barber Shop a neighborhood institution
Jan. 19: The cost of health
With a cost now being added to the Silver Sneakers program, some worry about the effect on seniors' health
Jan. 18: John M. Collard
Award-winning turnaround specialist is acclaimed for helping private-sector companies and government agencies
Jan. 13: Beautiful music
High Point students, alumni honor longtime choir director
Jan. 12: Overcoming after drug use leads to hospitalization
Lea Edgecomb talks about how heroin use led to her being paralyzed
Dec. 21: Deck the Halls
Bowie residents receive awards for holiday decorations
Dec. 16: A safe bet
Germantown resident donates safe deposit boxes to historical society.
Dec. 15: Quidditch Club at Walter Johnson High School
High school club grabs its brooms to play Harry Potter inspired sport.
Dec. 10: Germantown middle school students get crash course in hip-hop
Neelsville sixth graders learn dance moves in phys ed class.
Dec. 6: Menorah-adorned vehicles to light up Beltway
Hanukkah parade kicks off at 6 p.m. in Virginia, winds through downtown D.C., and into Bethesda, Silver Spring.
Nov. 30: Oh Chistmas tree
Prince George's carriages business owner delivers Christmas tree to White House
Nov. 26: Children's Inn volunteer
Bethesda 'fairy godmothers' among valued volunteers at Children's Inn
Nov. 25: Helping hand
Bowie food pantry feeds hungry during holidays and beyond
Nov. 24: A new view
Students at Roberto Clemente Middle School learn how to make Japanese fish prints, called gyotaku
Nov. 24: Mid-county highway noise
Residents in parts of Montgomery County are asking their elected officials to do something about the growing problem of highway noise
Nov. 18: Renewed life
Chevy Chase woman survived a rare illness that claimed her legs and hands, and is now learning life with prosthetics.
Nov. 18: Ride on
Springdale stable keeps horse tradition alive
Nov. 11: Environmentally aware
Edmonston officials want to lead by example as "green" street is dedicated
Nov. 8: 'Be brave and shave!'
Montgomery police and firefighters go bald for childhood cancer awareness
Nov. 4: Speed solving
A Wootton cube club member demonstrates how to solve a Rubik's Cube puzzle
Oct. 28: Pumpkin cannon
Visitors to Lawyers Moonlight Maze can try their hand firing a pumpkin at upwards of 75 mph
Oct. 27: Frederick Idol
Kenise Lewis took the title of the first-ever "Frederick Idol" during a singing competition sponsored by Frederick Community Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center.
Oct. 24: 25 years of prayers
Buddhist temple in Poolesville celebrates 25 years of uninterrupted prayers
Oct. 21: Showing off their marching moves
Prince George's County school marching bands gathered Oct. 13 for the county school system's showcase
Oct. 13: Preserving aviation history
Kensington man's dream takes flight in 1957 Beechcraft Model 18 airplane
Oct. 7: Slideshow: Adventure Theatre
Kids at Play Auction and Fundraiser.
Sept. 30: Police go hog wild in Gaithersburg
Officers show their stuff in motorcycle competition.
Sept. 30: Mentor program yields new crop of farmers
Upper Marlboro farmer chosen for state training program to grow farming interest
Sept. 15: Too Close
An award-winning short film by Sara Pomerance.
Sept. 14: Primary day in Prince George's
Laurel voters discuss issues on.
Sept. 10: A Labor Day tradition
Olde Towne Gaithersburg's 72nd Annual Labor Day Parade.
Sept. 9: Old cars teach firefighters new tricks
Scrapyard-turned-playground for Burtonsville Volunteer Firefighters using Jaws of Life.
Sept. 2: Remembering a teammate
Bowie High School football players honor late teammate
Sept. 2: New business
With legislative hurdles cleared, Brandywine farm enters winemaking business as other farmers take a wait-and-see approach
August 30: First day back
Students return for the first day of school at Belmont Elementary School
August 26: Montgomery County police debut new mobile speed cameras
Devices to circulate among school zones; fixed location added on New Hampshire Avenue
August 25: Bullis aviation camp
Children get their chance in the pilot's seat.
August 21: An unlikely aviator
Cumbersome trucks make graceful jumps at Montgomery fair.
August 21: Can you milk a cow?
At the Montgomery County fair, it's not as easy as it looks.
August 19: Carved from success
Chiseled cheddar draws a crowd at the Montgomery County Agriculture Fair.
August 12: Montgomery Agricultural Fair
Montgomery County fair brings food, fun, farm animals to Gaithersburg
August 11: Fair fun is hard work
At Dickerson farm, raising winning heifers is a year-round job
August 10: Durant's donation creates cool Seat Pleasant hangout
NBA star gives $25,000 to community center where he spent his youth
August 5: The art of violin making
Washington Grove violin-maker honed his craft over decades
August 5: Taking a swim
Girl with spina bifida finds a new form of freedom in the pool
July 28: Team River Runner
Veterans weather the storm on Potomac kayaking trip
July 27: Last day of skateboarding
Skateboarding banned on Silver Spring civic center plaza due to damaged rails, benches and concrete.
July 27: Storm damage
Montgomery County continues to grapple with storm aftermath.
July 23: Hanson family farm in North Potomac is working to the end
187 houses, townhouses planned for 170 acres near farm.
July 22: Cell phone education
Seniors learn how to use some features of their cell phones at Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center.
July 21: Some users dislike dog park fees
Some said they feel nickel-and-dimed and unfairly targeted by new $40 fee.
June 16: Slideshow: Damascus parade
Annual Damascus parade marches to holiday beat.
July 14: New skate park opens
Youth participation helps spearhead the creation of skate park in Poolesville.
July 8: Laurel Independence Day
Festivities include music, a parade and fireworks.
July 7: Celebrating Independence Day
Thousands attend Takoma Park's biggest annual event.
July 6: Pooch Parade
Annual event in Garrett Park brings together residents and their canine family members.
July 1: Making a wish come true
Nonprofit organization provides room makeover to Mitchellville teen who has sickle cell disease
June 30: Pinball hero
Colesville's pinball wizard tilts toward Georgetown as home for about 900 machines in museum
June 26: Rockville couple receives national Cueing Family Award
Parents raised hearing-impaired children to use alternative mode of communicationt.
June 24: Kick flips and ollies
'Skate Don't Hate' skateboard contest.
June 17: Flag-burning ceremony
Bowie Legion post retires symbol of the United States on Flag Day.
June 16: Slideshow: Wims Meadow
A new sign marks a former baseball field that was home to African American baseball teams in Little Bennett Regional Park in Clarksburg.
June 14: Slideshow: Lennard Jack Jr. - Steel Pan Man
Steel pannist brings the sounds of Trinidad and Tobago to the Germantown Library.
June 9: Baring arms
Silver Spring women launch arm-wrestling league, use first event to raise money for House of Ruth.
June 4: Antarctic survivor
Video from a cruise ship sinking in frigid waters.
June 3: Class of 2010
Montgomery grads talk about high school and the future.
June 3: En Garde!
D.C. Fencers Club leads members to a number of accomplishments in sometimes overlooked sport.
May 26: Messages from a fallen soldier
Brian Bunting recorded these videos for his wife and son.
May 21: It's a celebration
Slideshow: A gala in Glen Echo draws a crowd.
May 19: Ride keeps on spinning
Glen Echo carousel celebrates 90th season.
May 19: Clutch performer
Whistling champ puckers up for assisted-living center.
May 13: Chris Dudley, countertenor and EMT
Rescue squad volunteer makes singing a full-time gig.
May 12: Rocking out
Rock bands compete for studio time at Gaithersburg Battle of the Bands.
May 12: Giving eyes to the blind
Gaithersburg volunteer has trained eight guide dogs for New York-based nonprofit.
May 12: Trout release
Rocky Hill Middle students release rainbow trout into Little Seneca Creek.
May 6: Grants fund face-lift at historic hall
Despite nearly 90 years of use, Savage building still has many original features.
May 5: Go Ape
New treetop adventure course opens in Montgomery County.
April 29: Dancing with the stars
Annual dancing competition inviting Prince George's stars rocks Crossland High.
April 28: On the trail
Despite a Germantown community's public plea to stop expansion of a trail through Black Hill Regional Park, the project will continue.
April 28: Prime performance
Whitman students rehearse for Carnegie Hall performance.
April 22: Slideshow: Every 15 Minutes program
Richard Montgomery students experience a drunken reality.
April 19: Miss College Park
Roosevelt senior wins scholarship pageant on April 18.
April 15: Shadowboxing
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center debuts 'Shadowboxer,' based on the life of Joe Louis.
April 15: Next top model
Women walk red carpet hoping to be be part of TV show and become America's Next Top Model.
April 14: A night at the opera? Not quite
Blair's spring play takes on Japanese opera that's also a comedy.
April 8: Barbershop Blues
Group convenes jam sessions with goal of preserving the Piedmont blues, a unique style of music from the region that took root in a barbershop.
April 7: Interactive learning
The Rainbow Company staged an interactive performance of 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' in the basement of the Aspen Hill Library.
April 1: Slideshow: Bowie Training Center
See pictures from the facility's past.
April 1: Training for the races
Bowie Training Center helps horses learn how to race.
March 24: Early tour
Take an early look around the Silver Spring civic building.
March 24: A city's history
Mary Margaret Garrett Abert remembers Rockville.
March 24: Fulfilling a commandment
Members of Kehilat Shalom in Montgomery Village help with The Torah Project.
March 17: Takoma Park supports classic games
Classic game Dungeons and Dragons still popular with area youth.
March 17: Happy birthday to you
The city of Rockville celebrates 150 years of incorporation.
March 17: Slideshow: Ireland
See images of Ireland taken by Chuck Lyons, CEO of Post-Newsweek Media, the parent company of The Gazette.
March 17: Peat and Barley
Becky Ross and Bill Mitchell perform Celtic music throughout the year, and especially around St. Patrick's Day.
March 10: Sharing the road
Potomac Pedalers members want to be good citizens, but roads often lack bike lanes.
March 4: Taste of Olympics
Curling lessons at Gardens Ice House in Laurel.
March 2: Water treatment plant tour
Senator Ben Cardin tours the Rockville Water Treatment Plant after helping the city get $1.7 million in stimulus dollars.
Feb. 25: Service dog helps Gaithersburg teen
Canine can sense seizures in Gaithersburg girl.
Feb. 20: More than a fighting chance
Mixed martial arts packing a punch in state.
Feb. 16: Anime, manga at National Harbor
Katsucon attracts fans to the Gaylord Hotel.
Feb. 9: Snowfall timelapse
Gazette photographer Rachel Fus set a camera to take pictures every 15 minutes overnight Friday as the snow blanketed the region.
Feb. 4: Robots!
Prince George's County students prepare and program a robot made largely of Legos for the First Lego League competition.
Jan. 21: 'Read to Rover'
Kids sharpen reading school with canines in Greenbelt.
Jan. 20: Celebrating MLK
Rockville's Martin Luther King Day celebration.
Jan. 14: Arts and the economy
Artist Baron Rubenstein demonstrates his work.
Jan. 13: Strutting their stuff
Dance class with Ashley Seldon.
Jan. 7: A cool ride
People interested in learning how to drive a Zamboni can make that dream come true at the Herbert Wells Ice Rink in College Park.
Dec. 31: All aboard
Trains and planes are on exhibit at the College Park Aviation Museum.
Dec. 22: A downhill ride
Sledding at Laurel Regional Hospital
Dec. 16: Helping hands
Prince George's County public safety officials ask for the community's help with holiday food baskets.
Dec. 8: Deck the halls
Rockville holds a tree lighting, and aslo collecting toys adn money for a holiday toy drive.
Dec. 2: Safe driving
Ride along with a Gaithersburg police officer on DUI patrol.
Nov. 26: Working together
Students and teachers at Benjamin D. Foulois Creative and Performing Arts Academy in Morningside perform together for fundraiser.
Nov. 25: Giving thanks
Students and seniors share a Thanksgiving tradition at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda on Nov. 19.
Nov. 19: Slideshow: One generation teaches the next
Students pursue dreams of musical careers at National Symphony Orchestra.
Nov. 18: Veterans Day in Rockville
City offers somber ceremony of thanks.
Nov. 11: Coming full circle
As Paint Branch's current field is put out of commission in advance of a new stadium being built, the school honored the 1969 football team - the first to play on that field.
Nov. 2: Mobile food vendors shut down
Hyattsville recently closed a loophole that allowed mobile food vendors to operate in the city, putting several out of business.
Nov. 2: Increasing production
As oysters reproduce more and more slowly naturally, an experiment in artificial oyster insemenation is being tried.
Oct. 29: Flu doses run out
As the H1N1 flu vaccine begins to be administered, Montgomery County's supply has been limited and clinics have run out.
Oct. 29: Canal Quarters program
Spending a night in a lockhouse can give people a feel for what it was like living long ago.
Oct. 29: Three-minute vacation
Greenbelt resident takes viewers on brief excursions in the local area with her Web site, WorldNextDoorTV.com.
Oct. 29: Seeking justice
Stacey Washington speaks about her husband's manslaughter conviction.
Oct. 28: Skate park proposed
The Montgomery parks department plans to build a skate spot in Silver Spring to get young skateboarders off the busy streets.
Oct. 28: Undeath of the party
At this year's Silver Spring Zombie Walk, creative costumes and wild zombification stories abound.
Oct. 28: Ghost stories
Montgomery County has its share of creepy happenings and haunted tales.
Oct. 27: Slideshow: Chesepeake Safe Energy Coalition
Chesepeake Safe Energy Coalition explains their position on the proposed Constellation nuclear power reactor.
Oct. 22: Obama visits Prince George's
President visits Metropolitan Archives in Cheverly, where he announced plans to help small businesses
Oct. 21: PostSecret author Frank Warren
Germantown man's PostSecret blog, books still popular.
Oct. 14: Soul In Motion holds concert at BlackRock
African drum, dance company celebrates 25th anniversary.
Oct. 13: Gourmet delights
Former Top Chef finalist gives cooking demonstration at Riverdale Park Farmers Market.
Oct. 8: Texting ban
A new law bans texting while driving, but some say the ban will be hard to enforce.
Oct. 7: Spooky surprises
Olney Boys & Girls Club prepares for its Halloween haunts.
Oct. 7: Feast of St. Francis
Silver Spring Blessing of the Animal celebrations.
Oct. 7: Slideshow: Courage Unmasked
Artists transform symbols of pain into objects of beauty.
Oct. 1: Car show
The Burtonsville Cruise-In car show, a Burtonsville Day tradition, featured roughly 20 classic cars as eye candy for residents.
Oct. 1: Slideshow: Two demanding jobs
Musicians with the Prince George's Philharmonic balance their time with the philharmonic and their day jobs.
Sept. 30: Experimental musicians expand boundaries of sound
Audience tunes in to eclectic Sonic Circuits Festival in Silver Spring.
Sept. 29: The singing seniors
Program shares love of singing.
Sept. 24: Celebrate Gaithersburg 2009
Attendees enjoy free music, animal exhibits, games and lots of food.
Sept. 23: Get your motor running
Lawnmower races help raise funds for the Laurel Citizens' Police Academy and Forth of July Committee.
Sept. 23: Whiz Bowl cheesesteak eating contest
Competitors bite into sandwich challenge.
Sept. 17: Keeping the memory alive
Family, police still searching for answers in mother-and-daughter homicides in April.
Sept. 17: Canines hit the catwalk
Laurel hosts city's first dog fashion show.
Sept. 17: Slideshow: Waiting Room
The family and friends of Karen and Karissa Lofton still search for answers about the murders of the mother and daughter.
Sept. 16: Rallying on the links
Facing closure, Sligo Creek Golf Course enlists support of war vets.
Sept. 16: Second place success
Maryland wing business soars at New York festival.
Sept. 10: Slideshow: Jenny Read
Arrest made in 1976 murder of Chevy Chase woman.
Sept. 9: Protesting zoning
Residents protest some zoning changes in Prince George's they say are not smart growth or in the best interests of the community.
Sept. 8: Fair time
The Gazette offers a video preview of the Prince George's county fair.
Sept. 3: Extreme change
Television show gives a makeover to the home of a West Lanham Hills family.
Sept. 2: Slideshow: Back to school
See images from the first day of school for the 2009-2010 school year in Montgomery County.
August 28: Montgomery's fleet ready to go
School buses roll for another year.
August 28: MJ tribute in Frederick
Kids celebrate the dances of Michael Jackson.
August 26: Gibbs Elementary School
Get a look inside the new Gibbs Elementary School in Montgomery County.
August 22: Monster trucks
Visitors to the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair can take a spin in a monster truck.
August 19: Fire fighters rally
Volunteer fire fighters protest move of Brandywine station.
Aug. 19: Slideshow: Montgomery County fair 2009
See images from the county's agricultural fair.
August 19: Rodeo at Montgomery County Fair
Bull riders compete at the county fair during the Battle of the Beast rodeo.
August 13: Hoops for Peace
Prince George's County youth filled the floorboards and their brains Saturday at the 18th annual Hoops for Peace Anti-Violence Youth Summit in Seat Pleasant.
August 12: Fair Idol
One of the ways Montgomery County residents are showing off their ability at the Agricultural Fair this year is with an American Idol-inspired singing competition.
August 3: Digging up the past
A team of volunteer archeologists is spending three weeks excavating around Beallsville's Darby Store.
July 29: Jump rope warrior
Jump rope champ shows flair for fitness.
July 23: Snack-sized model
22-year-old Lanham resident Gregory Stanton beat out five other roller coaster pretzel building gurus in contest.
July 22: Lights, camera, action
Students at Loiderman Middle School put together a show for Access Montgomery.
July 16: Coloring outside the lines
Mosaic artist enlists help of seniors for installation at new Bowie fire station.
July 16: A new sound
Inventor hopes to electrify guitar market.
July 15: Boxing in Boyds
Two amateur boxers get in the ring together to put their skills to the test.
July 2: Safe speed
Young, aspiring drivers learn how to handle a vehicle through practice with go-karts.
June 10: Slideshow: Summer series
See images from the Montgomery Village summer concert series 2009.
June 24: Glass class
Art of Fire offers beginners a chance to learn how to properly do glassblowing in four-week courses.
June 23: Slimed!
As a reward for raising $1,500 in a recent fundraiser, Bond Mill students get to slime their principal.
June 17: Angel Flight
Patients who otherwise might not be able to pay for transportation can sometimes get help from the pilots of Angel Flight.
June 11: Tickling the ivories
Bowie brothers play together, and will display piano skills at benefit concert.
June 10: Slideshow: Birthday celebration
See images from the 84th birthday of the abbot of Wat Thai in Silver Spring, the Venerable Dr. Chao Khun Pra Vidhes Dhammarangsi.
June 9: History up in flames
Rockville's Chestnut Lodge destroyed by fire.
June 3: Sweet reward
Second-grader Jalen Pileta, who raised the most money for Beacon Heights Elementary's Jump Rope for Life, got to put a pie in the face of his principal.
June 3: Perfect attendance
Stefanie Zaner, who is graduating from Northwest High School, hasn't missed a day of school in 13 years.
May 28: Quarantined
Barrie School students stuck in China on school trip.
May 28: Compassion watch
Bowie couple produces a television show aimed at helping people make responsible decisions regarding pet ownership.
May 23: A touching event
Trucks day at Spring Knolls.
May 21: The big dig
Archaeological dig at Magruder House in Bladensburg.
May 20: Click it or Ticket
Montgomery County is cracking down on motorists who don't use their seatbelts, opening with 'Buckle Up for a Buck.'
May 20: Two-wheel commute
Gazette Reporter Nathan Carrick takes a greener way to get to his job on Bike to Work Day, and talks to other residents who are biking as well.
May 20: Violin virtuoso
Josh Coyne, a Winston Churchill High School sophomore, has been playing for about 12 of his 16 years, and has trained as both a musician and a composer.
May 13: Bowie Senior Chorale
Chorale recalls the 1950s through song.
May 12: Polo brings spotlight to Montgomery
Michael Johns in Poolesville.
April 29: Sign spinning
Advertisers put athletic skills to good use with sign spinning.
April 28: A different kind of skyline
Champion Trees in Montgomery County.
April 23: Editorial board meeting
Prince George's education leaders defend effort to move to new headquarters
April 23: The softer side of fighting
UM students take swing at pillow fight record
April 22: Different school of thought
Learning and academic disabilities at Sally Ride ES.
April 16: Kidnapping at elementary school
Rockville woman charged with kidnapping.
April 16: Backyard beauty
Residents in Bowie are learning how to create habitats in their yards.
April 9: Cleaning the creeks
Volunteers clean Potomac watershed.
April 9: Prince George's protests
County officials chastised for support of D. C. United stadium.
April 3: A sweet reward
Westbrook ES principal becomes a human sundae.
April 2: Making music
Students taking part in Youngfolk Music in Mount Rainier get a combination of tutoring, enrichment and musical processes.
April 1: Photo essay
One mom's take on life with an autistic son.
March 26: A new prescription
Wii Fun Center donated to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.
March 25: Documented
A look at aging Gaithersburg High School through the eyes of senior Bobby Oler.
March 20: Starstruck
Felicia Rashad and Dominique Dawes at Holy Cross.
March 19: Destination imagination
Bond Mill Elementary students take their imaginations to new levels.
March 18: Advancing education
Therapy session for developmentally delayed and autistic children works on one-on-one interaction.
March 13: Stuck on his students
Principal gets duct-taped to wall for charity
March 12: Science Bowl stars
Montpelier Elementary comes out on top in the Science Bowl final over University Park on March 10.
March 11: Montgomery Works
As recession deepens, so do needs of county's jobless.
March 11: Back to work
New Hampshire Ave paving first stimulus project in nation.
March 5: Do-si-do picks up steam
Square dancing attracts young and old
March 4: Increasing literacy
High school athletes encourage literacy by reading to younger students.
March 3: Snow day
Residents celebrate the snowfall in Olney.
Feb. 26: In remembrance of a soldier
Couple starts foundation to honor daughter killed in Iraq.
Feb. 25: Defibrillator demonstration
Lt. Jon Fiedler of the Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service shows the proper way to use an AED.
Feb. 25: Fun run?
Participants in the Burrito Mile run and eat as a way to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Feb. 12: Everyday Heroes
'Everyday Heroes' honored in Rockville by Leggett, Andrews.
Feb. 12: Build a better robot
Competition Bowie students take part in meant to increase interest in science and mathematics.
Feb. 9: Seeking answers on teens
The Gandhi Brigade interviews people in downtown Silver Spring.
Jan. 29: Pet couture
Northwestern 11th-grader won $1,500 in a regional youth business competition for her dog-fashion business and discovered her future career path.
Jan. 28: Helping others
The Waterboyz for Jesus, a men's service group from churches in Montgomery and Frederick counties, renovates the home of Germantown family.
Jan. 22: Steaming ahead
Bowie man's passion for model trains has become a long-standing tradition at senior center.
Jan. 21: Young leader
Damascus teen takes Obama's words to heart, becomes a leader.
Jan. 20: Watch party in Hyattsville
Prince George's County residents celebrate inauguration together.
Jan. 18: Abuzz over inauguration
An influx of guests for inaugural balls drives up hopes for big blowout at National Harbor.
Jan. 15: On the hot seat
Kathryn Fortgang was named the first female fire chief in Accokeek and celebrates one year on the job.
Jan. 14: Bowling days
Special Olympics bowlers train for competition in Montgomery County.
Jan. 6: In their shoes
County residents make New Year's resolutions for county and state officials.
Dec. 29: Healing paws
Laura Lee, a therapy dog, visits wounded soldiers and other patients at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda.
Dec. 24: Slideshow: Coming home
Soldiers return from overseas in time to celebrate the holidays with family.
Dec. 24: Water-skiing Santa
See his magic at National Harbor.
Dec. 17: Illuminating celebration
Spencerville electrician lights up the holidays with a dazzling display in his yard.
Dec. 16: Slideshow: Holiday voices
The annual Garrett Park Town Sing Along filled Town Hall with music on Dec. 12
Dec. 11: Slideshow: Making beautiful music
Young musicians get a chance to shine as part of the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra.
Dec. 11: Jump Rope Warrior
Laurel students get the chance to learn from celebration of fitness and creativity in an interactive way.
Nov. 28: Venue of the future
A preview of the Filmore concert venue slated for Silver Spring.
Nov. 28: Jamming on air
Seat Pleasant resident earns her way to air guitar finals.

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Nov. 28: A hot new idea
Impression Technology has created 'Pure Heat' which offers a way to generate evenly distributed heat at a 70 percent electricity savings.

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Nov. 20: A growing duty
Prince George's police officers carry out evictions on homes in foreclosure.

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Nov. 18: Robbers target Asians
Police discuss rash of recent targeted robberies.

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Nov. 18: Many kinds of prayer
St. Barnabas' Church in Chevy Chase holds services for hard-of-hearing members.

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Nov. 10: Doggone bird patrol
Border collies help keep the area around Allen Pond free of geese.

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Nov. 10: Slideshow: Election
See pictures of the 2008 election from Montgomery County photographers.

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Nov. 6: Making her mark
Camp Springs woman nominated for national gospel award.

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Nov. 5: Getting out the vote
Record turnout in Montgomery County.

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Nov. 4: Electoral opinion
Prince George's residents share their opinions on some of the local issues on this year's ballot.

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Oct. 30: Police funeral
The service career of Frederick Police Officer Mark Bremer is celebrated.

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Oct. 30: Real metal music
Learning to play the steel drum opens up a whole new world of musical exploration.

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Oct. 29: Dedication of Mattie Stepanek Park
Oprah joins community to dedicate Mattie's park.

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Oct. 23: Wild work
John Berry, director of the National Zoo, talks about working at his dream job, as well as saving the local wildlife.

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Oct. 23: Women learn self-defense
At domestic violence symposium, women learn how to fight back.

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Oct. 8: Interim police chief's main focus: Public image
Hylton says county crime is decreasing but work must begin to improve community ties.

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Oct. 8: Education milestone
Charlene Dukes has been chosen as the first female president of Prince George's Community College.

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Oct. 8: Residents, others clear debris from farm road
Montgomery County NAACP takes matters into its own hands.

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Oct. 1: Impact Silver Spring
Impact Silver Spring helps immigrant parents work with school systems to make sure their children get the most out of their education.

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Sept. 24: Stepping for a cause
Fort Washington woman hopes to ‘Stomp Out' Sickle Cell Anemia, holds virtual walk fundraiser at Potomac Overlook.

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Sept. 24: A (sometimes) dirty job
Rutland Jones, a supervisor for WSSC from Gaithersburg, invents device to help drill manhole covers that will save time and cut costs.

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Sept. 23: Farm hands
A cow-milking game at the Bowie Farmers' Market helps children learn about the work that goes into the milk their parents buy.

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Sept. 16: Toppling a champion
A champion Chinese chestnut tree was taken down Sept. 16 to make room for a new fire station in Montgomery County

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Sept. 15: Early learning
Prince George's school officials tout the benefits of pre-kindergarten classes.

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Sept. 3: Healthy surroundings
Sandra Marrott speaks about The Wellness Community in Bethesda, a place for cancer patients to find support, education and a peaceful setting.

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Sept. 3: Animal lover
Bowie woman shares her love of exotic and unusual animals with children through her collection.

Sept. 3: Slideshow: Marching band
Blake high school's marching band practices for the upcoming season.

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August 27: Keeping Montgomery schools running
Custodians work hard not only during the school year but during the summer as well to keep schools in shape.

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August 26: Slideshow: First day of school
Children arrive at Cresthaven Elementary School in Silver Spring on Tuesday, Aug. 26, for the first day of a new school year.

August 19: Our House
The 'Our House' residential job-training center for youth in Brookeville helps kids develop a work ethic.

August 14: Food for thought
Eat your way through the 2008 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair with Gazette reporter Sebastian Montes.

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August 13: Fair newbie
Visit the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair with Gazette reporter Bradford Pearson.

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August 13: Living history
Visitors can immerse themselves in history during the reenactment of the Battle of Bladensburg.

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August 13: Improving education
Officials offer a tour of the new Linganore High School at Oakdale before its opening on Aug. 25.

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August 7: A new use for an old move
Workouts involving hula hoops offer a low-impact exercise with a touch of nostalgia.

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August 1: Table Tennis champs
Couple from Bowie that play table tennis on the world stage have been going strong for 40 years.

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July 30: Super shoppers
John Hein of Silver Spring is a super shopper for a food bank, getting food on sale and using coupons to save them money.

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July 23: Purple Line support
University of Maryland students come together to support building of the Purple Line.

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July 17: Rocket girls
Girls in the SISTER Program put together and fly miniature rockets to help them get interested in math and science.

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July 16: Oath of Honor
After months of training, recruits at the Montgomery County police training academy graduate from classes and move on to serve their communities.

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July 2: Swim lessons
Adults and children alike can learn how to swim at Prince George's County pools.

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July 2: Swim lessons
Adults and children alike can learn how to swim at Prince George's County pools.

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July 2: Welcome home
The Jackson family, of Poolesville, including 14 children gets new house thanks to TVs Extreme Makeover.

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July 2: Roadside Manner
Recruits learn how to assess conflicts and deal with people in a variety of situations.

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June 19: Fast food
Dennis Tran currently holds the title of World's Fastest Pizza-Maker and demonstrates and discusses his style.

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June 19: Cooped up
As an Eagle Scout project, Accokeek resident Josh Queen built a free-range chicken coop for Hard Bargain Farm.

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June 16: Dancin' shoes
Prince George's County officials got up and danced on stage on June 14 to benefit Joe's Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier.

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June 16: Recycling in Boulder - part 2
Frederick County officials tour Boulder, Colo., recycling facility in June, 2008.

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June 12: Recycling in Boulder - part 1
Boulder resident Regina Bock talks about her experience and the changing awareness of recycling and limiting trash output.

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June 10: Turtles on the run
Susan Hagood of the Humane Society of the U.S. talks about the relocation of box turtles from the path of the Intercounty Connector.

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June 9: Looking back
Rafi Moerson looks back on the high points of his four years at Walter Johnson High School in advance of graduation.

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June 4: A sense of community
Recruits participate in such events as the annual Torch Run as a group - a group that's grown closer over their weeks of training.

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May 16: Bingo!
Bingo afficionados discuss the game and what keeps them coming back.

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May 16: The wild blue yonder
Lt. Commander William Anderson, Naval Public Affairs Officer, previews the May 15 Joint Services open house air show.

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May 7: A few too many?
Rookies at the Montgomery County Police Academy learn to deal with all types of situations - including drunk drivers.

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April 11: In the driver's seat
In addition to classroom work, police candidates also have to undergo hands-on training and tests in such things as shooting and driving.

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April 10: Getting a laugh out of life
Laughing yoga class at the Bowie Senior Center brings the concepts of health and happiness together.

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April 10: 40 years later
Nathaniel Slayton talks about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.

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April 8: 40 years later
Former NAACP President Roscoe Nix speaks about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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March 28: The place to be
A preview of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Prince George's County.

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March 17: Journey back
Member of the Society for Creative Anachronism keep medieval crafts and customs alive through practice and learning.

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Feb. 22: Work of art
Scenes of the statue "The Awakening" being moved into National Harbor in Fort Washington on Feb. 22.

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March 5: Classroom life
Much of the early part of a recruit's training is spent in the classroom, learning the basics he or she will need out in the field.

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Feb. 26: Keeping the memory alive
Martin Luther King day is celebrated at Rockville High School.

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Feb. 21: Wild and wooly time
Raising alpacas, which are related to llamas, has been adopted by several families in Prince George's County.

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Feb. 19: Take A Bow
View Gazette footage of the Take A Bow program Feb. 17 at the Music Center at Strathmore.

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Jan. 29: Go granny, go!
Kathryn Cooley of Barnesville got a surprise visit from NASCAR star Jeff Burton when he delivered a grand prize car to her on Jan. 22.

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Jan. 22: Rocking out
Groups can get the experience of being a band on a world tour when they play the game "Rock Band."

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Jan. 11: Budding poets
Parkdale High School's spoken word poetry club gives students a chance to express themselves.

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Jan. 1: Looking ahead
Butch Bernstein looks forward to 2008 as he takes the step into self-employment with his photography business.

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Dec. 21: Holiday illumination
Festival of Lights at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro offers visitors more than a mile of glowing holiday fun for the whole family.

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Nov. 28: Keeping the song alive
Ottley School of Music in Hyattsville is continuing to teach music to students despite financial troubles.

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Nov. 28: Play on
Potomac resident Kenneth Liao, 14, gets an opportunity to play violin on a grand stage - with the National Philharmonic.

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Nov. 21: Family meal
Trinity Episcopal Church fish frys are successful, participants say, because itŐs good food that helps grow the sense of community.

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Nov. 20: You're playing my song
The National Philharmonic is holding ŇConcerts for second gradersÓ which help introduce Montgomery County youths to classical music.

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Nov. 20: Season of Giving
Since 2004, Mid-County United Ministries has been marching to raise money in order to help feed those in need.

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Nov. 16: Full-service gas: A blast from the past
Cheltenham Service Center is one of a few full-service stations left in Maryland.

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Nov. 13: Saving the pups
The Montgomery County Humane Society takes in 25 dogs rescued from a puppy mill in Virginia and prepares them for adoption.

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November 2: Music with positive message
Capitol Heights brother and sister create hip-hop with more positive themes for younger audiences.

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November 1: Paving the way
Archaeologists working along the proposed Intercounty Connector route are extracting and preserving artifacts that tell the history of the land.

October 26: Up for a scare?
Brave souls can get their thrills and chills with a visit to GoatMan Hollow in Riverdale.

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October 24: Get up and move
Watch the technique and moves of competitors at the Latin Dance competition at Watkins Mill High School on Oct. 19, 2007.

October 15: Singing her heart out
From the time she was three years old, Puria Jackson says she knew she loved to sing - and she's beginning to share that talent.

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October 3: Slide show: The sniper shootings
Five years after the string of killings throughout the area began, a look back at some of the images from those three weeks of fear.

September 26: Noise pollution
Residents in Kensington say the sound of trains blowing their horns is a blight on an otherwise pleasant neighborhood.

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September 13: Slide show: Fair days
View images of some of the fun of 2007's The Prince George's County Fair.

September 7: On a roll
Chris Jones, a 5-year-old duckpin bowler from Laurel, and his family offer thoughts on the art of his sport.

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September 4: Wild work
Take a look at some of the good work being done for animals at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Gaithersburg.

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August 29: School's in session
Parents kissed their children and waved goodbye as Fairland Elementary School in Silver Spring welcomed students back for another school year on Monday.

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August 23: Back to school
Prince George's County schools opened for the 2007-2008 school year on Aug. 20.

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August 21: Slideshow: Heirloom tomatoes
Mark Israel of Query Mill Hill Farm discusses the challenges and rewards of growing organic heirloom tomatoes in Montgomery County this season.

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August 16: Fair in full swing
From music to animals to people just having fun, enjoy some of the sights and sounds of the Montgomery County fair.

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August 15: Two-wheel transportation
Officers in the Gaithersburg Police Department have been training on Segways to familiarize themselves with the vehicles, for use in crowds.

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August 15: Master Gardeners
The Master Gardeners' display at the Montgomery County fair offers information and demonstrations on safe, attractive horticulture to visitors.

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August 14: Safety drill
Emergency and school officials work together to practice their response in the event of a shooting in an area school by staging one at Clarksburg.

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August 8: Fair warning
An overview of what visitors can expect if they decide to visit the 59th annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair.

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August 8: History lesson
Roscoe Whipp talks about the origins of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair and how it has changed since its inception.

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August 1: Sing it
Sharon Clark, winner of the Billie Holiday vocal competition, talks about her road to the contest and what led her to invest her musical talent in jazz standards.

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August 1: Not just for children
Adults are getting exercise and having fun playing dodgeball in an area league.

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July 23: Trim the trees
BGE, in an effort to curb the number of electrical outages following storms, has started a program of aggressively trimming tree limbs that are close to power lines.

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July 19: Saving some green
Chris Holmgren says there is no such thing as waste wood, and the Community Woodlands Alliance puts that into practice, using felled trees to create useful items.

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July 11: Golf lessons
Girls get the chance to visit the golf course and try their hand at the sport.

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July 6: Little lime dudes
Traffic-calming measures being taken by concerned citizens have been met with defacement and theft.

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June 21: Farm fresh
Fresh produce can be found weekly at farmer's markets.

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June 20: Not just hot air
Residents came out to a rally in support of renewable energy.

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June 20: High Fashion
Seniors at Margaret Schweinhaut Center model clothing.

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June 6: Moving forward
Damascus High School celebrates graduation on their home turf.

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June 6: Speak out
Walt Whitman graduate Reed Wilson delivers a graduation speech, poetry slam style.

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June 6: Women in motion
Strathmore celebrates, examines women in the arts.

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May 1: Taking a hike
Eight Poolesville High School students joined the Wild Montgomery Walk About, an Earth Day event.

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May 1: Bridging the gap
Blair student group helps minorities reach success in academics

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April 6: Sign of spring
Developers envision Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Kenwood

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March 26: A first look
Developers envision National Harbor as a bustling attraction to rival others in the area.

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March 9: Live at WNHS
Northwood students get a chance to test their talent on the airwaves.

Jan. 31: St. Martin's principal kisses a pig
Sister Sharon puckers up.

Nov. 8: Election Day in Montgomery County
Nancy Dacek explains training finished before the election.

Nov. 1: A bad day to be a pumpkin at Walter Johnson
Lessons masked as fun for Halloween.

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Oct. 25: Scouting Jamboree on the Air
Scouts from all over the world talked to each other via amateur radio at Boyds event.
Oct. 18: Video: Bombers arrive, bringing echoes of the past
Crowds gather at county airpark to witness a bit of history with "Wings of Freedom."

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