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For the honorable knights of the Maryland Renaissance Festival, every charge is aimed for the win — knocking the other rider off his horse

“A piece of armor may fly into the crowd. If this happens, please do not be harmed,” says Sir Barchan of Dinglebury, who comes armed with a sense of humor and over 90 pounds of 14-gauge stainless steel to introduce his fellow jousters. As champion of the Maryland Renaissance Festival’s home field, Rebel Grove, the 60-year-old knight loves this contact sport. 

When not getting his hands dirty in the soil, the Bay Gardener keeps busy restoring old boats and making new ones

Wife Clara claims that my desire to build and restore boats can be traced to Viking genes in my blood. I remind her I am of French Canadian descent with Algonquin heritage. Her rebuttal is that Vikings invaded northern Europe where my French ancestors lived.

Sailing is Collin Linehan’s sport. It’s also his career

Doug Sisk can’t bear to see anything go to waste

 

After 21 seasons, native-plant propagator Mary-Stuart Sierra prepares for one final harvest

 

Volunteers hoof it across the country, picking up litter and lecturing on waste

 

A little boy gives you a big chance to fight childhood cancer

 

After nine years, Don Hooker compiles the Bay Blues Festival’s greatest hits and biggest catastrophes

 

Ed Sparks never left the land of rock and roll

 

Ensemble Galilei’s June 13 concert promotes their Walter Reed music