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A Place for Inspiration

Sculptor Toby Mendez breathes new life into his famous father’s art studio By Jeanne Blackburn and photos by Turner Photography Studio

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Shall We Dance?

It’s Hard to Stay Seated When the Music Starts By Lisa Gregory The name remains the same. Even after Rocky Birely took over for his father in 1994, the band was still called The Ray Birely Orchestra. “I never replaced him,” says Rocky of his father, who started the band in 1962. “It is his legacy, not mine.”

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A Currier & Ives Christmas

Traditional 19th Century Christmas in Clear Spring’s Plumb Grove By Karen Gardner and photos by Turner Photography Studio

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It's Only Rock'n'Roll

The Maryland Institute of Music, a school where the teachers are real rock stars! By Lisa Gregory and photos by Ashley Bailey Photography Over the door at the Maryland Institute of Music there could be a banner that reads, “All Dreams and Aspirations Welcome.”  There isn’t. But there could be. Because it’s true.

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Let the Music Play On

Trivo Company Restores Old Organ Pipes in Washington County and Beyond. By Karen Gardner and photos by Ashley Bailey Photography Hagerstown’s Trivo Company employees keep the pipes playing for organs in Washington County and around the country.

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Brooke's House

A father’s promise to his beloved daughter becomes a reality. By Lisa Gregory and photos by Turner Photography Studio

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The Heart and Soul of WDVM-TV

Committed to bringing local news to the community since 1970. By Jennifer Mellace and Beth Vollmer, photos by Turner Photography Studio

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Christkindl Markt Celebrates

German Yuletide Traditions. By James Schmidt and photos by Wertman Photography As the holiday season approaches, hundreds of communities throughout the world celebrate Advent with traditional outdoor festivals known as Christkindl Markts.

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Savannah's House of Horrors

Halloween Fright Comes to Life Year After Year in a Local Family’s Backyard Haunted House By Erin Cunningham and Photography by Turner Photography Studio This Halloween will be the eighth year that James Gelwicks and his daughter, Savannah, 13, of Hagerstown, have turned their backyard into a multi-room, themed haunted house.

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When A Little Kindness Goes A Long Way

Hager Rocks connects the community, encourages artistic expression, and random acts of kindness in Washington County and beyond. by Lisa Gregory and photos by Turner Photography Studio

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