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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 5:16 PM

Day-by-Day Memorial Weekend Guide

Day-by-Day Memorial Weekend Guide

Memorial Day brings many good things: the unofficial beginning of summer, barbecues, days off work and a chance to honor those who sacrificed everything for their country. Our day-by-day guide will keep you from... Read »

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 5:30 AM

Mount Vernon Exhibit Looks at Washington as Slaveholder

Mount Vernon Exhibit Looks at Washington as Slaveholder

The exhibition, Lives Bound Together, will explore hard truths about Washington's life as a slaveholder, including an acknowledgement that Washington's adopted son likely fathered a child with one of the... Read »

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 9:15 AM
Places to Visit in DC With Family & Friends

Places to Visit in DC With Family & Friends

Forget the museums and monuments on the National Mall. We found some spots in D.C. you may want to check out. First 4 Traffic's Melissa Mollet reports. Watch »

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 10:53 AM

Firefly Music Festival Unveils Full Schedule

Firefly Music Festival Unveils Full Schedule

Organizers of Delaware's Firefly Music Festival have unveiled the complete schedule for next month's four-day festival. Read »

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 12:47 PM
BioBlitz Events Give Hands-On Experience in Local Parks

BioBlitz Events Give Hands-On Experience in Local Parks

This weekend, nature-lovers can help National Park Service workers document the flora and fauna in local parks. News4's Megan McGrath talks with a Park Service spokeswoman about the offerings, including a... Watch »

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 1:01 PM

Kingsmill Resort's Lazy River: Actually Pretty Fast

Kingsmill Resort's Lazy River: Actually Pretty Fast

Kingsmill Resort rolls out the red carpet of adventure for you and your family this summer. Read »

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 5:13 PM

Our Picks for Virginia's Best Tea Rooms

Our Picks for Virginia's Best Tea Rooms

Whether you fancy traditional British tea or Southern tea, Virginia has plenty of proper tea rooms for your next tea drinking destination. Read »

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 2:45 PM
GI Film Festival Coming Up

GI Film Festival Coming Up

Co-founders Laura Law-Millet and Brandon Millet preview some of the films being shown at the upcoming G.I. Film Festival, called the "Sundance for Veterans." The festival runs May 21-29, in and around D.C. Watch »

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 2:30 PM
Celebrate National Kids to Parks Day With Buddy Bison

Celebrate National Kids to Parks Day With Buddy Bison

Grace Lee, executive director of the National Park Trust, and Buddy Bison dish on National Kids to Parks Day, coming up May 21. Watch »

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:45 AM

10 Activities to Cheer You Up Despite the Rain

10 Activities to Cheer You Up Despite the Rain

D.C.'s record-breaking stretch of rainfall is making our yards look like jungles, but worse might be the effect on our moods. Days and days of dreary weather is wearing on the psyche -- so we dug deep and found... Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Media. 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: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.