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Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 5:01 PM

Monticello Hosts Heritage Harvest Festival

Monticello Hosts Heritage Harvest Festival

Thomas Jefferson is famous for authoring the Declaration of Independence -- but did you know he was also a revolutionary gardener? He's even been dubbed America's "first foodie," and his historic estate will... Read »

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Get a Taste of Alexandria With Restaurant Week

Get a Taste of Alexandria With Restaurant Week

Alexandria Restaurant Week is back with another incredibly delicious lineup of good deals on great food. Read »

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 2:39 PM

Your County (and State!) Fair Roundup

Your County (and State!) Fair Roundup

Fried Oreos? Oh, it's on. Visit a county fair for Ferris wheels, petting zoos, various competitions and more. Read »

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Md. Seafood Fest: Crab Soup Cookoff, Extreme Pogo Stunts

Md. Seafood Fest: Crab Soup Cookoff, Extreme Pogo Stunts

The 25th Annual Capital Crab Soup Cook-off at The Maryland Seafood Festival is just one of many events happening on Sept. 12 and 13. Read »

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 12:01 PM

Seaport Day in Alexandria: Build a Boat (Out of Anything!)

Seaport Day in Alexandria: Build a Boat (Out of Anything!)

Picture that famous "Little Rascals" soap box derby... only this race happens on water, using just about anything that floats. Read »

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 10:49 AM

Free Outdoor Movies: End-of-Summer Schedule

Free Outdoor Movies: End-of-Summer Schedule

Summer's drawing to a close, but there are still plenty of free outdoor film series around town. Pack up your blankets and coolers for a D.C.-area tradition. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 at 3:23 PM

Craft Beer at Brew Skies Festival in West Virginia

Craft Beer at Brew Skies Festival in West Virginia

Drive a few miles west into the hills of West Virginia for taste of the mountain state's growing craft beer movement with live music, craft food, and more. Read »

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 12:03 PM

Corn Maze Honors Gov. Hogan in Maryland

Corn Maze Honors Gov. Hogan in Maryland

A Maryland farm has constructed a massive corn-maze in the design of Governor Larry Hogan to benefit the American Cancer Association. Read »

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 4:55 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Tour of James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland

Sure, you've been to Mount Vernon and maybe Monticello, but have you ever taken a... See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 3:30 PM

The Ultimate Nats & Orioles Summer Guide

The Ultimate Nats & Orioles Summer Guide

Check out our roundup of all the freebies, specials and promotions offered at Nationals Park and Camden Yards this summer. Read »

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Worth the Trip dishes up details on travel deals, far-out events (literally), getaway ideas and more. Whether you're hitting the road for a long weekend or barely crossing the Beltway, Worth the Trip finds the best reasons to stay close to home... just not TOO close. (Sign up for the e-letter here.)

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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: sarah (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.