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The Almanac for August 3

SIDEWALK FESTIVAL: Kent will hold its annual sidewalk festival, Aug. 2-5 with shopping, food, music and vintage cars. WEEKEND IN NORFOLK: A Weekend in Norfolk, Aug. 3, 4, and 5, is a fun and activity- ... read more

Herald & Review Almanac for Aug. 3

In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas. In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr went on trial before a federal court in Richm... read more

The Almanac for July 7

The forum will be held at Washington Town Hall on Sunday, July 8, 1:30-3 p.m. BOOK DISCUSSION: History through the Lens of Fiction A Discussion of Two Novels With Mark Scarbrough. Sundays, July 8 & Au... read more

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Daily Almanac for Thursday, August 3

Today is Thursday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2017. There are 150 days left in the year. Highlights in history In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the ... read more

Highlight in History: Herald & Review Almanac for Aug. 20

In 1910, a series of forest fires swept through parts of Idaho, Montana and Washington, killing at least 85 people and burning some 3 million acres. In 1914, German forces occupied Brussels, Belgium, ... read more

A Pitcher’s Dizzying Movement: Five Teams in One Season

Batters have swung at and missed 12.7 percent of his pitches this season through Sunday, better than Luis Severino of the Yankees (12.3 ... Aug. 4, he broke the record of appearing for four clubs in o... read more

The ‘longest bull market’ in history? Not so fast

editor of the Stock Trader’s Almanac, in a blog post. Indeed, many investors are geared up to celebrate the “longest bull market” in history on Aug. 22. On that date, barring a catastrophic selloff, t... read more

Dog Days of summer not really about canines

According to the almanac, Sirius is the brightest star in the sky ... Traditionally, the Dog Days of summer begin July 3 and end August 11, which means more comfortable weather should be on the way. E... read more

PHOTOS: Might the dogs days be over?

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the “Dog Days of Summer” refer to the most oppressive period of heat between July 3 and Aug. 11. In Franklin County, high temperatures into early next week are predi... read more

Gardening: These plants thrive in the dog days of summer

Aug. 11 is the date when the dog days of summer, extending each year from July 3 until today, officially come to an end, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. These days are characterized by extreme ... read more

At the Montgomery County Fair

The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opens Friday, Aug. 10 at 3 p.m. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to midnight ... Either way, send photos to the Potomac Almanac in care of read more

Evening Float

The Old Farmer’s Almanac lists the traditional timing of the Dog Days: the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, coinciding with the heliacal (at sunrise) rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. The ... read more

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