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Welcome to the Guide

This special edition of the Anne Arundel Extra, produced by a team of Washington Post editors, reporters, editorial aides, photographers and artists, is a comprehensive guide to our community. We offer important information about how to get around the region, where to shop and how to contact elected officials. We also highlight popular events, such as the annual Annapolis boat shows.

Columnist John Kelly has written about folks whom the community was named after, while food writer Nancy Lewis spotlights some of the county's best restaurants. You'll also learn about roadways that reflect the county's rural history. Many features that regularly appear in the Extra, such as Home Sales and Crime Watch, can be found at www.washingtonpost.com/howard and will resume in their regular spots in next week's Extra.

We hope you enjoy the Guide and find it helpful. We welcome your comments and suggestions, and we will update the Guide at www.washingtonpost.com/theguide as we receive new information about the community. Please send your comments and suggestions to theguide@washpost.com or call 202-334-6005.

-- Suzanne Wooton, Editor, Anne Arundel Extra

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County’s Roads Mark History’s Footsteps

Because of 1997 legislation that granted several dozen roads special protections, there are still some that reflect Anne Arundel’s rural history even as they provide passage to a rapidly developing future. ... READ MORE

What’s in a Name? A Lot of History

Like the vast majority of British nobles who gave their name to U.S. counties, Lady Anne Arundell (pronounced “aaron-dale,” by the way) never set foot in America. But when you have a vast continent to name, you can’t set your standards too high. ... READ MORE

Maryland Weathers Slump in Housing Market

Fast growth and comparatively moderate housing costs helped home price appreciation in Prince George’s County blast past the rest of the area last year, even as the real estate market wallowed in most of the nation. ... READ MORE

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Getting Around the Washington Area

Slug lines are a way to form impromptu carpools and help drivers meet passenger minimums.
Slug lines are a way to form impromptu carpools and help drivers meet passenger minimums. (By Marvin Joseph -- The Washington Post)
Traveling on Metro
Carpool, Vanpool and Commuter Information
Commuting 101: Becoming Fluent in Traffic Talk
Major Airports
Toll Roads
Commuter Rail
Transit Information On the Web
Up-to-Date Traffic Information

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