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Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 2:34 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Ride the Waves: East Coast Surfing Competition

Ride the Waves: East Coast Surfing Competition

A little sunblock, sandals and binoculars go a long way at America's oldest surfing competition, which kicked off at Virginia Beach back in 1963. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Gourmet Picnics at Philly's Hotel Palomar

Gourmet Picnics at Philly's Hotel Palomar

Enjoy complimentary picnics, bike rentals and cocktails in the city of brotherly love at Philadelphia's Hotel Palomar this summer. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Mountain Adventure, a La Carte

A Mountain Adventure, a La Carte

A trip to Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing just outside of Roanoke, VA could lead to a severe case of over indulgence--and that's not really a bad thing. Read »

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Music and Arts at the 5th Annual Rooster Walk Festival

Music and Arts at the 5th Annual Rooster Walk Festival

Make your way down to Martinsville, Va., for the three-day, fifth annual Rooster Walk Festival. More than three dozen folk and funk bands will set the stage along with arts, crafts and camping galore. Read »

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Seen at the 88th Virginia Gold Cup

The Virginia Gold Cup may be one of the most popular spring events in the region.... See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Seen at the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival

Leesburg, Va., welcomed spring with its 23rd annual Flower and Garden Festival... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

High in the Trees at Sandy River Retreat

High in the Trees at Sandy River Retreat

Sandy River Retreat in Rice, VA is small log cabin farm stay with a 52 obstacle aerial adventure park. Yes, all true. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 6:21 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pork in the Park!

Pork in the Park!

Salisbury's Pork in the Park has so many competitions they need to enter a competition for most competitions. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Mehr Bro's Flowers, an Oasis in McLean

Mehr Bro's Flowers, an Oasis in McLean

Mehr Bro's Flowers in McLean, Va., sits idle in a world of perpetual change. It's a little bit country -- and a lot of flowers for the pickin'. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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By Associated Press

C&O Canal Lockhouse Rental Program May Expand

C&O Canal Lockhouse Rental Program May Expand

The National Park Service is considering expanding an overnight lodging program in the C&O National Historical Park. 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.
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