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    Maryland festival toasts the Irish

    You’ll have a chance to get your Irish on at the Maryland Irish Festival, where music, dance, food, and cultural events will keep things lively, Nov. 7-9. The 41st annual celebration, sponsored by Irish Charities of Maryland, will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. More than [ ... read more here]
  • Rosemont Estate Winery is on farmland worked by the Rose family since 1858.

    Former tobacco fields now yield wine-making grapes

    From the Lake Gaston area in Mecklenburg County to Charlotte County and Chatham, near Danville, a dozen wineries now make up the Southern Virginia Wine Trail. The 12 wineries in the south central part of the state make everything from blackberry wine to cabernet and vidal blanc. Here’s where [ ... read more here]
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Free in D.C.: Capital Maritime Music Festival

by Gwen Woolf in

Enjoy the music, folklore, and history of the sailing life on Nov. 1 at the Capital Maritime Music Festival at the Naval Heritage Center. Pay your respects on Veterans Day on Nov. 11 at wreath-laying ceremonies and programs at military memorials around the city. … Listen to live music and [ ... read more here]

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    My wife, Jane, has an aunt who is now 105 and a nursing home resident. But, for the first 90 or more years of her life, she was probably the greatest fan of fireworks I’ve ever known. This might seem an unusual time to bring up fireworks, but shortly before I wrote these words, Jane [ ... read more here]
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