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Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Shenandoah Music Festival Runs All Summer Long

Shenandoah Music Festival Runs All Summer Long

The all-summer-long Shenandoah Valley Music Festival starts July 18 and doesn't end until early September. The festival features bluegrass, country and symphonic music. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 6:21 AM

Jamestowne Celebrating 'First Assembly Day'

Jamestowne Celebrating 'First Assembly Day'

Historic Jamestowne is gearing up to commemorate the anniversary of the first legislative assembly in English North America. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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By Sery Kim

Escape D.C. Humidity With a Cape Cod Getaway

Escape D.C. Humidity With a Cape Cod Getaway

Situated within (almost) comfortable driving distance from the political hustle of Washington, D.C., the Sea Crest Beach Hotel on Cape Cod provides a soothing visage to weary workers during the dog days of... Read »

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Your 2014 County Fair Rundown

Your 2014 County Fair Rundown

County fair season is coming up -- and we've rounded up the top fairs in Maryland and Virginia. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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By Maggie Voelzke, Margaret Voelzke

Where to Eat, Shop and Sun at Va.'s Northern Neck

Where to Eat, Shop and Sun at Va.'s Northern Neck

This little-known gem is about three hours away from the District (with only about an hour spent on 95!), and is a great place to sail, fish, kayak or spend the day on the beach. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wild Ponies, Arts & Music at Chincoteague Fest

Wild Ponies, Arts & Music at Chincoteague Fest

Blueberries are the new kale? The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival boasts wild ponies, arts, music and many, many blueberry treats. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 12:47 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather

Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather

A not-to-miss summer concert is coming up Aug. 2: the Summer Spirit Festival at the Merriweather Post. Read »

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 9:06 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Va. Lake Fest Features Boats, Balloons, Fireworks

Va. Lake Fest Features Boats, Balloons, Fireworks

The largest lake in Virginia is -- appropriately enough -- home to the popular Virginia Lake Festival, coming up July 17-20. Read »

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 8:49 AM
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By Sery Kim

Nearby Luxury at Middleburg's Salamander Resort

Nearby Luxury at Middleburg's Salamander Resort

If you're not shelling out money for plane tickets this summer, you might be able to afford a little more luxury. Case in point: The Salamander Resort & Spa in nearby Middleburg, Virginia. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Top 10 Stress-Busting Activities Close to D.C.

Top 10 Stress-Busting Activities Close to D.C.

We've compiled a top 10 list of some great opportunities to let off steam, all situated within easy access of D.C. 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 as a web editor and writer for NBCWashington.com. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.