Field Trip: Racing Waters

It’s a revival nearly 60 years strong. Skipjack racing, a once popular sport on the Chesapeake Bay, fell out of fashion after the Great Depression and with the decline of traditional fishing boats. But in 1959, a few Deal Island boat captains and members of the Deal Island-Chance Lions Club …

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Northwestern Gem A family of three finds that their own private Idaho more than equals the appeal of the public.

Why Idaho? For years, there was a 500-piece picture puzzle of the Sawtooth Mountains, which I’d found in my parents’ cabin in New Hampshire. Sawtooth. I thought the name sounded cool and dangerous. My wife, meanwhile, had visited Idaho in the ’90s: Whenever I rhapsodized about the California Rockies, she …

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Bluegrass Roots, Revived DelFest returns May 25-28.

Launched by famed bluegrass singer-guitarist-banjo player Del McCoury in 2008, DelFest sprawls over four days in bucolic Western Maryland, hosting a bevy of world-class folk, gospel, jam band, newgrass and, naturally, bluegrass musicians. This year’s lineup boasts the Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule, Béla Fleck and Chris Thile, Leftover Salmon, …

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