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Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 1:51 PM
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By Margaret Voelzke

Educate Yourself: Chocolate & Wine Classes in Va.

Educate Yourself: Chocolate & Wine Classes in Va.

Artfully Chocolate in Alexandria offers several tasty classes for those interested in a hands-on experience (because who doesn't want more time with chocolate?). Read »

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 at 3:47 PM

Wine Wednesday: Otium Cellars in Purcellville

Wine Wednesday: Otium Cellars in Purcellville

If you need a little German-inspired wine pick-me-up, then a trip to Loudoun County's Otium Cellars should be your next stop. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 at 3:48 PM
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By Carissa Dimargo

PHOTOS: Otium Cellars in Purcellville, Virginia

Veer off of Main Street in Purcellville, Virginia and take a drive down a short... See Full Gallery »

Monday, Jan 5, 2015 at 3:06 PM

Authentic Blue Ridge at the Floyd Country Store

Authentic Blue Ridge at the Floyd Country Store

The locals call it a great little country store in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and we agree -- but it's more than just a store. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 1:20 PM

D.C. Restaurant Week: Oh, It's On

D.C. Restaurant Week: Oh, It's On

More than 240 local restaurants are participating in the twice-annual promotion, which offers three-course prix-fixe lunches for $20.15 and dinners for $35.15. Read »

Monday, Jan 5, 2015 at 12:31 PM
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By Margaret Voelzke

An Aerial Adventure in Harper's Ferry

An Aerial Adventure in Harper's Ferry

Fly high on more than 70 challenging aerial courses and zip lines at the Adventure Park at Harper's Ferry. Read »

Friday, Jan 2, 2015 at 9:11 AM

Alexandria Restaurant Week Coming Up

Alexandria Restaurant Week Coming Up

The City of Alexandria has announced the restaurants participating in Alexandria Restaurant Week, and many are already taking reservations through OpenTable. Read »

Friday, Jan 2, 2015 at 12:36 PM

National Children's Museum to Close Sunday

National Children's Museum to Close Sunday

This weekend is your last chance to visit the National Children's Museum at National Harbor. The museum plans to move back to the District after two years in Maryland. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Flying Dog Plans to Open Brewery in Virginia

Flying Dog Plans to Open Brewery in Virginia

Maryland's Flying Dog Brewery is planning to open a separate farm brewery on the site of a recently announced hop farm in northern Virginia. Read »

Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Going to the Winter Classic? Here's What to Know

Going to the Winter Classic? Here's What to Know

Hockey fans, rejoice! The 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic is coming to the District, and Caps fans are already gearing up for the big day. 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.