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2008 Nationals Park Inaugural Game

Washington Nationals opened the District's new $611 million ballpark with a 3 to 2 victory against the Atlanta Braves. The season opener marked the first Major League Baseball game of 2008 on US soil. With the dome of the U.S. Capitol lit up against the black night sky beyond left field, and the Washington Monument visible from patches of the upper deck, the park provided a picturesque setting.

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Calleva Horseback Riding Program

Calleva's Horseback riding program teaches students to respect and build strong social bonds with highly intelligent animals. The gentleness of every horse is accomplished by professional behavior training. These horses can be around people of all ages. The quality of this program reflects Calleva's core mission to get people outdoors and to responsibly educate people in the outdoors, by providing a safe educational challenging environment that promotes personal growth, group cooperation and leadership skill through outdoor activities.

13015 Rileys Lock Rd

Poolesville, MD 20837

Ph: 301-216-1248

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Redskins Beat Dallas to Make Playoffs

In wet, muddy and cold field conditions the Washington Redskins manhandled the Dallas Cowboys in a 27-6 BLOWOUT. With the win, the Redskins secured a Wild Card playoff berth for the second time in three years. Redskins knew when they scored their first touchdown that Seatle, was our opponent was next week. By the end of the first half Washington and Dallas had only to play for respect and winning momentum. Cowboy Quarterback Tony Romo played 3 quarters and completed only 7 of 16 passes for 86 yards and an interception. Dallas backup Quarterback, Brad Johnson, finished the 4th quarter like an old deer staring at the Fedex field lights remembering his past Redskin glory days. With T.O. out with a (Romo Jessica Heartbreak) injury, no Cowboy receiver had the ability to consistently get open. The Redskin defense held a tired Dallas rushing ...

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Washington Redskins vs. Arizona Cardinals

The Redskins got an early gift from Santa this year to thwart the Cardinals miraculous comeback attempt. A slight North wind pushed Kicker Neil Rackers 55-yard field goal attempt slight left. Warner struggled in the first half, throwing a pair of interceptions. The Redskins converted those turnovers into 14 points. Safety Sean Taylor's interception at the Arizona 25 set up Clinton Portis' 2-yard run with 4:12 left in the first quarter. With seven minutes left in the first half, London Fletcher picked off Warner and returned the interception 27 yards to give the Redskins a 14-0 lead. Jason Campbell had a lacklustre game for Washington, completing just 12-of-18 passes for 95 yards, while Portis was held to 43 yards on 13 carries. Redskins defense let the Cardinals back into the game by committing needless dead-ball fouls after twice...

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Virginia's Royal Welcome

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, II and His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, visited Virginia May 3rd and 4th to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, the first permanent British colony in America. The Queen's first public appearance was in Richmond's Capitol Square, where visited Virginia's recently refurbished statehouse and address a special session of the General Assembly. The Queen toured the reproduction of the fort that english colonists built in 1607, more than a decade before the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth Rock. The royals also visited the Jamestown museum and archaeological and conservation sites at Jamestown. Many Virginians were hurriedly studying the rules of royal etiquette so as not to offend the royal couple. The Queen's colorful hats, and clothing captured the hearts of her adoring fans.

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Philip Merrill Memorial Service

Vice President Dick Cheney, dignitaries, friends and family gathered yesterday to remember the life of publisher and former diplomat Philip Merrill, 72, who passed on while sailing alone on the Chesapeake Bay on June 10, 2006. Phil Merrill purchased Capital-Gazette Newspapers in 1968, later adding Baltimore magazine and Washingtonian magazine (1979) to his company.
My husband took great joy in publishing the Capital-Gazette Newspapers and the Washingtonian. He was particularly proud of the fact that he ran the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States. - Eleanor Merrill on the passing of her husband

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Flight 93, Pennsylvania Memorial

On September 11, 2001, flight 93 crashed north of Somerset County with 45 people aboard. The flight was coming from Newark, NJ and headed to San Francisco. The crash occurred at 10 am, following the attacks in Washington DC and New York City. There is a temporary memorial at the crash site, a former strip mine that is now a grassy field surrounded by woods.

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Battle of the Beltway

DC's Washington Nationals beat local rival Baltimore Orioles two games to one. It was the first "Battle of the Beltway" series since the Senators played the Orioles in 1971. Talk about big-time matchups. "Right now, this series, it's for bragging rights," Nationals Manager Frank Robinson said. The last time a Washington-based team won a season series against Baltimore was back in 1965, when the Senators took 10 out of 18 games. The Nats gained some respect and Alfonso Soriano became the fans favorite. "Everybody on the team likes him. He is a very versatile player. He gets on base, he steals bases, he can do whatever you want. I think he's very important for the future of our franchise," Ryan Zimmerman said. "He really cares about playing the game everyday."

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Washington Nationals Baseball

Baseball is back in D.C., baby! And starved fans of Washington can’t wait until the first pitch. It's hard to walk down a street and not see someone wearing a red hat with a cursive "W." The Nationals are arguably among the Washington's most-discussed topics. The District of Columbia is the headquarters of our very own Republic. Like baseball, it is not a perfect institution, but it always has the potential to be head and shoulders above the rest of the competition.

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Potomac Whitewater Festival

The 2003 Saturday May 31st Potomac Whitewater Festival featured a series of dazzling contests requiring kayakers to demonstrate mastery of the fast-moving water near Great Falls on the Potomac River. This three-day whitewater extravaganza is the only event of its kind in the DC area.

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