Sunday, May 12, 2013
When I can’t find anything nice to say about DC–and there are those days–I tell people that it’s a great city to escape. Within a two hour drive, we have funky towns like Baltimore and Richmond; the broad, crab-filled waters of the Chesapeake Bay; and, of course, the hills and hollers of my homeland.
With all these options, it’s sometimes tough to pick a getaway. (I know–such a first world problem.) But when it came to ...Read more
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
By C.J. Lovelace, Herald Mail
Tourism in Washington County remains healthy, with annual visitation in 2012 up by about 35 percent at most local tourist attractions, according to a local tourism official.
Thomas B. Riford, president and chief executive officer of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, delivered his annual report to the county Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.
“The state of the CVB is strong,” Riford told the ...Read more
Saturday, May 4, 2013
by John Kelly, Washington Post
One of history’s ironies is that in many places the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad put its tracks right alongside the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. It was the new looking down, quite literally, upon the old. And it was in a window seat in a B&O observation car that John Pryor Cowan had an idea.
Cowan was from Pittsburgh, where he wrote for the Gazette. On his occasional trips to Washington, he enjoyed gazing out the window at ...Read more
Friday, April 26, 2013
by Dan Dearth, The Herald Mail
Williamsport, Md. — Williamsport Elementary School fourth-graders helped National Park Service officials open two new educational trails Friday morning at the C&O Canal National Historical Park in Williamsport.
Park Superintendent Kevin Brandt was among a handful of officials to welcome the fourth-graders, who were tagged at the ceremony as the future stewards of the National Park Service.
To read the full article, visit ...Read more