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Potomac: Following in Ancient Footsteps

A portion of the Sugarloaf Regional Trail will be dedicated in honor of the region’s Native American history.

A project more than 30 years in the making will see its completion on July 25, as a 25-mile portion of the Sugarloaf Regional Trail is dedicated to the area’s Native American tribes. Rain forced the postponement of the ceremony, which will feature dancers from the Piscataway tribe, but the delay was of little consequence to Margaret “Peg” Coleman, president of Sugarloaf Regional Trail. In the 1970s, she and Chet Anderson, head of the trails organization, began writing trail guides, publishing a series of books since 1974, providing a wealth of information on the historical properties in Montgomery County and the surrounding areas in the meantime.

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Bringing a European Game to Potomac

Area coaches, players hope more young athletes will consider playing polo.

Gustavo Fraga and his son, Patricio Fraga-Errecart, share a love of horses that Fraga brought with him from his native Spain.

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Hope Spreads through Education

Years after couple wanted to collect school supplies for their village in Uganda, Arlington Academy of Hope has built a school, clinic there.

When Joyce Wanda won a visa to move to the United States from Uganda 18 years ago, she and her husband packed up and left everything they'd ever known with the hope of some day doing something to help those who remained there.

More than Meets the Eye

Arlington siblings want to provide support and insight for other dyslexics while having fun.

Jack and Sara Jane Owens are like many brothers and sisters. They get along, they help each other out, they playfully tease each other and know when to let the other shine. They share one more thing that other people can't tell from a quick glance: They're both dyslexic.

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A Leafier Kind of Classroom in Potomac’s Backyard

Retired teachers taking their classroom skills to the great outdoors to introduce children to the C&O Canal.

An estimated one million children attend school along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, which stretches from Washington, D.C. through Virginia and Maryland and out to Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Through the C&O Canal National Historic Park, children have the opportunity to spend hours out in nature learning the importance of the canal to the nation's capital and surrounding region.

Potomac: More Colorful Than a Courtroom

Potomac jewelry artist traded corporate law for colorful fabric.

Few of the more than 400 artists and crafters featured in this weekend's Sugarloaf Craft Festival got their start in a courtroom.

Arlington: A New Audience for a Beloved Tale

When Mozart wrote “The Magic Flute” in the late 1700s, it's hard to imagine he envisioned an audience entirely filled with elementary school children.

‘Shutdown’ a new beginning for BoxCartel Jumphead

Arlington band BoxCartel hosting a CD release party on May 24 at the Rhodeside Grill.

Last fall's closure of the federal government for more than two weeks might have been a frustrating time for some, but five local men used it to make a record.

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A Rolling Tradition

Annual event brings thousands of motorcyclists, spectators to streets of Fairfax for Memorial Day celebration.

When it first began, the Ride of the Patriots was a few friends getting together to honor Memorial Day and those who served, riding down to Washington, D.C. to join the national Rolling Thunder parade.

Sharing Stories Across the Globe

Arlington Sister City Association honors 20th anniversary of first partnership and launch of oral history project.

The Arlington Sister City Association is throwing a party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its first international partnership, with Aachen, Germany, and its subsequent relationships in France, El Salvador, Ukraine and Mexico, and its new oral history project. ASCA's event is by invitation only on Monday, May 5, 7-9 p.m. at the Arlington Arts Council, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Anyone interested in attending and learning more about the organization and getting involved can contact Emily Morrison 202-299-0262 or emorrison@arlingtonsistercity.org.

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