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Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 2:57 PM

Quicken Loans National: What to Know If You Go

Quicken Loans National: What to Know If You Go

Headed to the Quicken Loans National golf tournament in Bethesda this week? Here's what to know before you go. Read »

Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Free Summer Shuttle Will Take Visitors to Md. Zoo

Free Summer Shuttle Will Take Visitors to Md. Zoo

A free shuttle will take visitors from Baltimore's Inner Harbor to the Maryland Zoo this summer. Read »

Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 11:21 AM

Thunderbirds Performing at Ocean City After Colorado Crash

Thunderbirds Performing at Ocean City After Colorado Crash

The elite performance team is performing Saturday and Sunday in Ocean City, Maryland, during the Ocean City Air Show. Read »

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 »

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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.