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Monday, Jun 13, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Sample 20+ Restaurants at Taste of Reston

Sample 20+ Restaurants at Taste of Reston

Taste of Reston food festival offers food and drink, family activities, live performances and more at Reston Town Center June 17-18. Read »

Friday, Jun 3, 2016 at 9:38 PM
Looking for a Getaway? Try These Md. Spots

Looking for a Getaway? Try These Md. Spots

News4's Melissa Mollet takes us on hikes, through fields of lavender and around waterfalls in Maryland. Watch »

Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 6:03 AM

Festival Recalls City's Role in Whiskey Rebellion

Festival Recalls City's Role in Whiskey Rebellion

The western Maryland city of Cumberland is toasting its role in the Whiskey Rebellion. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 at 9:28 AM

From Sea to Sculpture: Washed Ashore Transforms Plastic Pollution

From Sea to Sculpture: Washed Ashore Transforms Plastic Pollution

Washed Ashore has united volunteers across the country to make the oceans' plastic pollution into art. Read »

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 12:25 PM
Air Force Cycling Classic in Clarendon Saturday

Air Force Cycling Classic in Clarendon Saturday

The 19th Air Force Cycling Classic will take place in Clarendon Saturday and Sunday. There will be races for amatuers, professionals and kids. NBC4's Barbara Harrison spoke with event director Rob Laybourn about... Watch »

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 12:45 PM
Ride on a Pirate Ship at National Harbor's Summer Fest

Ride on a Pirate Ship at National Harbor's Summer Fest

National Harbor is holding Summer Fest every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer. This year's theme is "Pirates on the Potomac," and to celebrate, the National Harbor is offering scavenger hunts for... Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 at 8:51 AM
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By Ellie Hartleb

PHOTOS: Washed Ashore Exhibit Is Trash to Treasure

More than 12,000 volunteers have contributed to the cause that makes trash into... View gallery »

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 at 3:03 PM

Redskins Announce Training Camp Schedule

Redskins Announce Training Camp Schedule

The Washington Redskins have announced their schedule for this summer's training camp in Richmond. Read »

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 7:50 AM

What to Do Today: Your Memorial Day Guide

What to Do Today: Your Memorial Day 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 »

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