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A Guide to The Guide

Thursday, April 21, 2005; Page GZ05

Montgomery County can be a little bewildering for newcomers as well as people who have lived here a long time. To help you navigate, we are back with another year of The Guide.

This special edition of Montgomery Extra, produced by a team of Washington Post editors, reporters, editorial aides, photographers and artists, provides a comprehensive guide to our community, from Bethesda to Olney. It also includes information about neighboring Frederick County.

We have included some special features. One is an article about the importance of sports and recreation in Montgomery. Another piece, by Post gardening expert Adrian Higgins, tells what trees grow well in this area. Columnist John Kelly provides the lowdown on how certain bridges got their names, and food writer Nancy Lewis samples some of the many restaurants in the county, including newly opened places in Silver Spring and longtime neighborhood favorites.

As large as The Post may seem to readers, there is never enough space to print everything. For example, religion is a big part of our community, but we were not able to list every faith institution. Nor did we have space to list every school in the county.

Many features that regularly appear in the Extra can be found today on washingtonpost.com/montgomery and will resume in their regular spots in next Thursday's issue.

We hope you enjoy The Guide and find it helpful. We welcome your suggestions and will be updating The Guide on www.washingtonpost.com as new information about the community becomes available.



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