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Making Music and Making Friends

Quarantine Band Brings Neighborhood Together By Lisa Gregory

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She Acted... With a Horse, Of Course...

Florence MacMichael's 35 Year Trek from Hagerstown to Hollywood By Stephen R. Bockmiller WARNING: You are about to experience a lot of name dropping. For many, this will be a walk down Memory Lane. For those born, say, after 1980 – well... get out your favorite internet search engine and prepare for a lesson in radio, theater, movie, and television history! 

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A Good Walk Spoiled

Exploring Hagerstown Area Golf Courses By Raymond Franze and photos by Turner Photography Studio

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Sweet Harmony

Local Boonsboro girl makes good in the music industry. By Jessica Swan

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The Piano Man

Teens Have Talent Winner, Mack Berry: One Year Later By Carla Shives

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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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