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To the Rescue Retired racehorses are granted a rare chance at redemption thanks to devoted Maryland equestrians.

  Walk into the stables at Kimberly Godwin Clark’s Leighton Farm and the latest works-in-progress pop their heads over their stall doors, ears pricked, eyes kind. There’s Two Punch Willy, a breathtaking gray who raced twice, didn’t earn a cent, and wants to be a dressage horse. There’s Scotty, a …

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Minding Manners Etiquette is back in fashion for corporates and casuals who want to make an impression.

Think etiquette has gone the way of the dodo? Think again. Learning to mimic Kate Middleton’s grace and style is on the upswing. The Plaza Hotel in New York City recently introduced etiquette classes with topics ranging from networking to dining and social skills. It seems the casual culture of …

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In Concert Competing musicians collaborate so audiences can take note of a favorite venue, Linehan Hall.

Asgerdur Sigurdardottir greets her competition with an impressive spread: an array of cheeses, gourmet crackers, hummus, caprese salad kabobs and a sheet of nametags. Any moment now, the other women will arrive. Nervous energy practically crackles off her. Tonight’s guest list includes Catherine Cochran of the Shriver Hall Concert Series, …

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A Dose of Love Three power couples at Baltimore hospitals reflect on their marriages and shared profession.

Love typically defies logic, but doctors marrying doctors makes perfect sense, particularly in the world of academic medicine. The profession’s challenges — long shifts, the 2 a.m. call to the hospital, grant deadlines, late meetings, early rounds, conferences and on-call duties during holidays — can be hard on any partner. …

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Get Out: October It's time to get spooky.

GHOULISH TALES Hallowread, a convention celebrating fiction of the paranormal, urban fantasy, and steampunk variety, returns for its fifth year. Bookworms and horror fans meet for this spooky series of writing workshops, ghost tours, author panels, paranormal investigations, and book signings. Held in historic and possibly haunted  Ellicott City, the …

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Net Gains 45 years post-Title IX, women’s sports flourish as lacrosse, soccer and other pursuits earn more and more young players.

Drive by nearly any school’s athletic fields in the hours after classes end and you’ll see dozens of boys and girls running laps, dribbling soccer balls or shooting at a lacrosse goal. Playing a team sport is a coming-of-age ritual for many children. But not too long ago, the familiar …

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Breast Practices Stage 0 breast cancer is a lesser-known type that is the current subject of research.

October is filled with inspiring tales of breast cancer survivors and their stories of pain and determination. It’s a month when the country becomes so thoroughly pink ribboned that even the NFL sells pink merchandise and its players don pink cleats in vague awareness efforts—and, one hopes, a lot of …

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