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Children, left fatherless after World War II, visit overseas cemetery

More than 180,000 American children were left fatherless by World War II, and some never met their dads. But 70 years after the war’s end, some have visited their fathers’ gravesites, close to where the soldiers fought and died in the Netherlands.

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    WASHINGTON — Drivers sitting in Washington-area traffic at least have some bragging rights: The nation’s capital comes in at number two on NerdWallet’s “Worst Cities for Car Drivers” list. D.C. just missed the top mark awarded…

  • Heading to the Memorial Day Parade? What you need to know

    WASHINGTON — The Memorial Day Parade along Constitution Avenue kicks off at 2 p.m. Monday, and we have tips on what you need to know before you go.   The route: Constitution Avenue Northwest, heading…

  • One-year-old girl survives 4-story fall in Md.

    WASHINGTON – A one-year old girl is expected to recover after a big fall over the weekend. She fell from the fourth floor of an apartment building in Aspen Hill Saturday night and had to…

  • Local couple finds time to marry during busy holiday weekend

    At the gleaming white marble D.C. World War I Memorial on the National Mall, Celia Lewis, 30, married Mattie McGhee, 32, over the weekend.

  • Expert advises people to stay aware of skin cancer

    WASHINGTON — May is the time when we all head back to the beach or pool. It is also, fittingly enough, Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Though May will be leaving us soon, the need for…

  • Data Points: Frederick County home sales

    This week’s top selling house is at 9114 Belvedere Drive in Urbana. It sold for $628,000. The 3,728 square foot house has four bedrooms, four and half baths, a spacious deck and a two-car garage.…

  • Five Questions with Charles Bare

    Each week we pose five questions to a community leader. Frederick resident Charles W. Bare served in the Army during World War II, from 1944 to 1946. He was stationed in the Philippines and reached…

  • On the Move: Recent ride-along offers insight into job of CHART

    I’ve never met a super hero, but State Highway Administration Coordinated Highways Action Response Team member Tim Peck was pretty close. Like Batman watches over Gotham, Peck watches over state highways, searching for disabled vehicles…

  • My First Job with Jerry Donald

    How did you get your first job? I got my first job by applying to a series of fast food restaurants until I found one that would give me a job. I was 16 and…

  • This week in Frederick County government

    Thurmont: Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, 615 E. Main St. 301-271-7313. www.thurmont.com Board of Education of Frederick County: Meets 6 p.m. Wednesday, 191 S. East St. 301-644-5000. www.fcps.org. Walkersville: Meets 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 21 W. Frederick…

  • Athletes of the Week (May 23)

    BOYS Andrew Wanger, Brunswick, baseball Wanger turned in a four-hit shutout as Brunswick beat McDonough 4-0 on Saturday at Ripken Stadium to win its first Class 1A state title since 1996. The junior right-hander struck out…

  • Police: Pressure cooker from suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a “suspicious” vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol building and the vehicle’s owner was located…

  • Agriculture calendar — May 25

    n The University of Maryland Extension Frederick County Master Gardeners will offer Ask a Master Gardener plant clinics from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through the summer. Also, there will be tours of the…

  • More than just mowing and mulching to get parks ready for summer

    Getting parks ready for the season is a months-long process that relies heavily on volunteers to make sure everything is ready leading up to the traditional Memorial Day kick-off for summer. “It starts with the…

  • Dairy Spotlight: Dead cow disposal: Part II

    In my last article (Frederick News Post, May 4), I began the discussion of composting as a means of disposing of farm animal mortalities. I began that article by calling farmers great environmentalists. They are…