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    Study: you are what you drink

    Does what drink you order in a bar or club say much about who you are? According to research conducted at the University of Pittsburgh a number of years ago, it does. Although the study [...]
  • Concerts

    Music under the stars returns

    The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, a fixture on the Valley music scene for more than 50 years, opens its season July 21–22 in Orkney Springs. The “Wayback Weekend” will feature Arlo Guthrie on July 21, [...]
  • Editor's Note

    Remembering our fathers

    Many, if not most, of us who are baby boomers were fortunate to have fathers who were members of the “Greatest Generation,” and whose life experience included World War II. Many of their fathers’ life [...]
In the Spotlight

On the Radio: Shakespeare on the Patapsco

Federal News Radio speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about interesting things to do in and near the nation’s capital. Week of June 25: Baltimore’s Chesapeake Shakespeare Company returns to the picturesque but stabilized [...]

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Enter to Win: A Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountain Getaway

June 16, 2017

This month, Recreation News is giving a way a two-night Blue Ridge Mountain Getaway for four. Your prize includes: A two-night stay at Hilton Garden Inn-Roanoke Regional attraction passes Two-hour hybrid bike rentals through Underdog […]

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The “Claw of the Dragon” awaits in Southwest Virginia

“Wind therapy is good for the soul,” according to Trent Crewe, an avid motorcyclist and mayor of the southwest Virginia town of Wytheville, about a five-hour drive from Washington, D.C. Crewe has ridden to California [...]

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