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    Beartown State Park. Near Hillsboro, W. Va., (304) 653-4254, Known for its unusual rock formations rather than any actual bears, Beartown is over 100 acres and rich with trails and beautiful sites. Free to visit and open from April to October, Beartown, with its constantly shifting rock landscape, provides a welcome getaway from your hectic life.
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    In The Sun, Jennifer Skalka does the wide reveal of an unexpected, though not surprising, political comeback: that of former state senator Larry Young (as hinted at earlier in these pages), who was kicked out of the state Senate in January 1998 for a...

    No Brain, No Gain?: Here's a short history of the Gov's brain-optional priorities, as defined by the term that won't die.

    | Image by Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich unveiled his $29 billion-plus state budget proposal Jan. 17 and took questions afterward. During the event, he dubbed two separate policy initiatives "no-brainers." But what,...

    Urban foragers find wild food within city limits

    Even in the city, more and more people are developing a fairly direct relationship with their food these days. Shopping at farmers markets to buy straight from the producer or even growing your own vegetables in a community garden plot has become fairly...

    Druid Hill Park Disc Golf, Free Yoga Series, Hiking with the Mountain Club of Maryland and more.

    Druid Hill Park Disc Golf, whenever, hippie, (443) 271-5351, Follow signs to Maryland Zoo, parking past softball fields on left and the old reptile house on right, first tee:39.326,-76.654. Twenty-seven holes, Mach5 baskets, rumors of the...