Best of 2014 is here! Nominate your favorites in the D.C. area

Nominate your favorite D.C. bars, restaurants and people, and we’ll spotlight the winners in our October 16 issue.

Maryland open houses July 19-20

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.


Where to find rides, games, animals and weird food?

(Lisa Bolton / The Washington Post)

Head to one (or more) of the many county fairs going on through September.


Southern Maryland deaths

Obituaries reported by funeral homes in Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

Maryland open houses July 12-13

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.


Fire destroys trailers at Waldorf middle school

Charles County volunteer firefighters battle blaze for more than an hour


Montgomery expands trainer program

(Richard A. Lipski / For The Washington Post)

Every county high school will have access to a part-time certified athletic trainer this school year, but the county is playing catch-up.


Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide

(Courtesy of the Accokeek Foundation / Courtesy of the Accokeek Foundation)

A listing of events in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland for July 10-16, 2014


Southern Maryland crime report

Reports from the Maryland State Police and the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties sheriff’s offices.


Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Organizations seeks short- and long-term help in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties


Michael S. Rosenwald

Gun owners get ready for the zombie apocalypse

The zombie apocalypse inspires gun enthusiasts, with thousands signing up for zombie hunting classes.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Michael S. Rosenwald

Who is Dave Brat?

A political novice, the economics professor is obsessed with capitalism and ethics.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Michael S. Rosenwald

Bill Marriott and the age of the everlasting executive

At 82, the executive chairman of the hotel giant is among a group of corporate titans who refuse to retire.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Michael S. Rosenwald

Facebook and Twitter are the new matchmakers

Status updates and retweets are leading to flirting, dating and marriage for more couples.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Maryland & regional photo galleries

Our Washington

Post photographers are sharing their favorite area locations.

Marylanders go to the polls

In the Maryland primary, voters chose candidates for governor, attorney general and local offices.

Fresh eggs, fulfilling relationship

Backyard chicken coops have been around for a while. Renting the chickens, vs. owning them, is a new twist.

Heavy rains, strong winds wallop D.C.

Anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain fell, beginning last night, causing flooding in the D.C. area.

Democratic candidates for Md. governor debate

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Del. Heather Mizeur and Attorney General Doug Gansler face off.

A knitting class that isn’t just about knitting

For instructors and students, it’s more than just another activity to help prisoners pass the weeks, months and years.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

A new TV show gives Reisterstown, Md., man chance to play with pros.

Inside a casino’s surveillance operation

A security force and state-of-the-art surveillance operation protects Maryland Live Casino from thieves.

Worst storm of season hits D.C. area

The biggest storm of the season has closed airport runways, stretches of parkways, schools and offices across the region.

Takoma Park comes to the rescue of its VFW

Non-vets are flocking to the town’s VFW post for concerts and parties, giving it an injection of new life.

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