Civil War

The last 10 days of the war: Richmond to Appomattox

March 16, 2015

If anything marked Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s demeanor in the spring of 1865, it was his determination to stretch Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army, which was entrenched around Petersburg, Va., to the breaking point. […]

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45th Maple Syrup Festival offers up a sweet time

March 16, 2015

On the second and third weekends in March, Cunningham Falls State Park serves up the chance to savor delicious Maryland-made syrup, along with a taste of old-time rural life during the Friends of Cunningham Falls […]

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On the Radio: The Environmental Film Festival

March 16, 2015

Federal News Radio’s Nicole Ogrysko speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about fun things to do in and near the nation’s capital. This week: The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital runs through […]

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Recreation News’ Circus Ticket Giveaway

March 11, 2015

This contest has ended. See our latest contest here. This month, Recreation News is giving away tickets to the Ringling Bros. Circus at three different locations! Enter to win a set of tickets to shows […]

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It’s Amish Mud Sale season in Lancaster, Pa.

March 10, 2015

You can’t get more authentic ’round Lancaster County than the annual and unique Amish “mud sales” season in small towns all over Lancaster County, held through mid-April. These community auctions benefit local fire companies and […]

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Stuff your pi-hole

March 8, 2015

Federal News Radio’s Sean McCalley speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about fun things to do in and near the nation’s capital. This week: The Maryland Science Center in Baltimore hosts a celebration of […]

Civil War

This spring, learn how the Civil War ended

March 1, 2015

The great national nightmare was coming to an end 150 years ago, but there’s probably a lot you don’t know about what happened in March and April of 1865. As we wind down our coverage […]