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By Karin Remesch | October 9, 1997
Autumn Glory FestivalTake in the fall foliage this weekend at Garrett County's 30th Annual Autumn Glory Festival.Highlights of the festival include an Oktoberfest Celebration and fireman's parade today, the "official" Maryland State Banjo Championship tomorrow, Fiddle Championship Saturday, and the Autumn Glory Grand Feature Parade Saturday. Other attractions include a baseball card show, arts, crafts and antique shows and sales, bluegrass, gospel and bagpipe concerts, a Tall Tale Liars' Festival and ski swap.
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By Karin Remesch | March 21, 2002
Virginia Stamp Festival Novice and serious collectors alike can buy, sell or trade stamps, covers, paper memorabilia and stamp supplies Saturday and Sunday at the 40th Northern Virginia Stamp Festival at Tyson's Westpark Hotel in McLean, Va. Exhibitors from six states will participate. Collectors can also learn about stamp history, view an exhibit of the rare "1901 Inverted Train" stamp, which is valued at $75,000, and have stamps and stamp collection appraised free of charge. And there's a youth area, where free stamps, seminars and literature will be offered and questions about stamp collecting will be answered.
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By Tom LoBianco | October 21, 1999
1880s bicycle tourThe Calvert Marine Museum will present the Wheelmen of the Potomac Region for an Official High Wheel Tour Saturday (rain date: Sunday.) See the high-wheeling antics of a re-created 1880s bike tour and riders in period costumes. The Wheelmen are a group dedicated to preserving high wheel and antique bicycles from the 1870s, '80s and '90s. They will re-create the type of touring popular from the golden age of biking, when the Wheelmen were 100,000 in number and the largest athletic group in the nation.
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By Karin Remesch | December 27, 2001
`Christmas at Longwood Gardens' The sight of 750 fountains rocketing skyward greets visitors to "Christmas at Longwood Gardens," near Kennett Square, Pa. The fountains dance to holiday music each half hour, beginning at 11 a.m., and continuously from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Jan. 6. After dark, starry snowflakes up to 6 feet wide and icicles up to 5 feet long sparkle in surrounding trees. And thousands of poinsettias, towering trees, fragrant flowers and exotic plants fill 4 acres of gardens inside the gardens' conservatory.
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By KARIN REMESCH | December 16, 1999
Celtic ChristmasSeamus Kennedy will sing the songs of his native Ireland when he presents a "Celtic Christmas" tomorrow at the Avalon Theatre in Easton. He will showcase much of the material from his seasonal album, "Goodwill to Men." Also featured are the Dady Brothers, a Celtic group from Rochester, N.Y. Like Kennedy, the group mixes musical styles and plays a multitude of instruments, including fiddle, mandolin, guitar, penny whistle, bodhran, harmonica, banjo and uillean pipes. "Fancy Footwork" will be offered by the Irish Stepdancers from the Kevin Broesler School.
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By Karin Remesch | January 25, 2001
`Welcome Spring' at Longwood Gardens Spring is just down the road at Longwood Gardens, near Kennett Square, Pa. Longwood's "Welcome Spring" display, Saturday through April 6, features acres of warm, colorful gardens under glass. Daily programs, including gardening demonstrations, children's fun days, concerts, a Smithsonian exhibition on early 20th-century gardens and a photography exhibition on Longwood's first master plan add to the charm of this wintertime refuge. Inside the Conservatory, enjoy a four-acre fairy-tale world.
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By Karin Remesch | April 5, 2001
Indoor Easter display at Longwood Gardens Fragrant lilies trumpet the spring season Saturday through April 20 inside the conservatory at Longwood Gardens near Kennett Square, Pa. More than 1,000 Easter lilies fill two central greenhouses and flower beds are tinted with Easter egg colors. Blue, pink and white hydrangeas border the indoor lawns, while yellow-eyed marguerites weave through spires of blue delphiniums. Pastel snapdragons and multihued columbines are also part of the colorful display.
ENTERTAINMENT
By KARIN REMESCH | March 27, 1997
Cherry Blossom FestivalCelebrate the blossoming of about 3,700 cherry trees in the nation's capital with the annual Cherry Blossom Festival beginning Sunday and running through April 13. Opening ceremonies with the traditional lantern lighting start at 2 p.m. Sunday on the Washington Monument Grounds. Other events throughout the two-week celebration include concerts, first-day postal cancellation, evening cruises, children's activities, a candlelight tour of Mount Vernon, and a black-tie dinner dance.
FEATURES
By Barbara Shea and Barbara Shea,Newsday | July 31, 1994
When the young French chemist Eleuthere Irenee du Pont de Nemours arrived in America on the first day of the last century, he was merely fleeing the revolution that toppled the monarchy in his native land. But after things cooled off for his family's royal pals back home, E.I. du Pont decided to stay and start his own empire here.That kingdom still exists to an extent today. It's called Delaware.The bucolic region along the Brandywine River where generations of du Ponts have worked and played is now America's chateau country -- a scaled-down version of France's Valley of the Kings.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lori Sears | April 1, 2004
Hershey Gardens opens Enjoy the sights and scents of Hershey Gardens, a 23-acre botanical display, which opens for its 68th season today in Hershey, Pa. The gardens are open daily April through October. See shrubs, budding trees, daffodils, forsythia and more. A tulip display includes about 100 varieties of more than 30,000 tulips. Also, the new Children's Garden - opened last year - features 30 theme gardens. Hershey Gardens is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily April-May and September; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays-Sundays June-August; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily October, and is at 170 Hotel Road, Hershey, Pa. Admission $7; $6.50 seniors; $4 ages 3-15; free for ages under 3. Call 717-534-3492 or visit www.hersheygardens.
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