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Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Nearby Slopes Open on Black Friday

Nearby Slopes Open on Black Friday

Embrace winter in nearby Pennsylvania, where three almost-local ski and snowboard resorts are set to open for the season Friday. Read »

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Holiday 'Stache Bash in Norfolk

Holiday 'Stache Bash in Norfolk

Although No Shave November is coming to an end, Jake's Place, a Norfolk barber shop, is asking guys to hold off on the clippers and razors for a few more weeks. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 at 5:28 PM

A Month of Holiday Fun in Alexandria

A Month of Holiday Fun in Alexandria

Listed as one of the top 10 Christmas-Crazy Towns by HGTV, Alexandria has a lot to offer when it comes to holiday fun. Read »

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Richmond Tattoo Arts Festival

Richmond Tattoo Arts Festival

The Richmond Tattoo Arts Festival starts Friday. Read »

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 8:37 AM

VRE Santa Train Tickets Now on Sale

VRE Santa Train Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets for the Virginia Railway Express Santa Trains will go on sale Monday at 9 a.m. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 1:43 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Pippin Hill Farms Winery

Wine Wednesday: Pippin Hill Farms Winery

Get a closer look at Virginia's version of Napa Valley with a visit to the Monticello Wine Trail's Pippin Hill Farms. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Pippin Hill Farms

The closest you can get to a Napa Valley wine experience is closer than you thin... See Full Gallery »

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Thanksgiving in Natural Bridge, Virginia

Thanksgiving in Natural Bridge, Virginia

If you've never been to Natural Bridge in Virginia, you're missing out on caverns, waterfalls and a very massive and very natural bridge. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Find D.C.-Area Ice Skating Rinks

Find D.C.-Area Ice Skating Rinks

Grab your friends, family or special date and lace up your skates! We've picked out the top ice skating rinks in D.C., Maryland and Virginia for you to explore. Read »

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Virginia Cider Week: Our Picks

Virginia Cider Week: Our Picks

Virginia Cider Week is a fun-filled week of events, food, and everything cider. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.