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Welcome to The Guide

Thursday, April 21, 2005; Page AA02

Who are your representatives on the County Council or the Board of Education? Where is the closest hospital, post office, police station or firehouse? What is the nearest park in which to walk your dog or play a game of softball?

The answer to those and other questions can be found in this community guide, a special edition of Anne Arundel Extra. There are listings of state and local government officials, city and county agencies, colleges and universities. Find out about local civic organizations, shopping centers and business groups. Learn about upcoming festivals and events as well as museums and historic sites to visit throughout the area.

The Guide also offers a variety of features, including essays about the community by Washington Post writers who live in Anne Arundel County. Also included in this issue are regional maps detailing key landmarks and sites throughout the greater Washington area.

The numerous Washington Post staffers who put together this guide want to hear from you. If you can think of ways to improve the guide, contact us by e-mail at TheGuide@washpost.com or by phone at 202-334-4548.

We hope that you will keep and preserve this issue so it will continue to serve you throughout the year. A revised online version of The Guide also will be available for your continuing use at www.washingtonpost.com/theguide .

Many features that regularly appear in Anne Arundel Extra on Thursdays can be found today at www.washingtonpost.com/annearundel and will return in the April 28 issue.

Raymond McCaffrey

Editor, Anne Arundel Extra

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