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Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 at 5:55 AM

Free Parking for Vets at Va. Parks on Veterans Day

Free Parking for Vets at Va. Parks on Veterans Day

If you served your nation, parking fees will be waived at all Virginia state parks on Veterans Day. Read »

Friday, Nov 13, 2015 at 12:03 AM
Tips for Air Travel With Children

Tips for Air Travel With Children

Are you planning to fly with your children over the holidays? News4's Adam Tuss has tips from TSA agents on how to make getting through security easier. Watch »

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015 at 2:11 PM

Holiday Fun at the Baltimore Waterfront

Holiday Fun at the Baltimore Waterfront

As much as we love turkey, it's never too early to get in the Christmas spirit. Jingle all the way to Baltimore from mid-November through the end of December to celebrate the holidays on the waterfront with... Read »

Monday, Nov 9, 2015 at 5:26 AM

Guide Finds Locally Grown Christmas Trees

Guide Finds Locally Grown Christmas Trees

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is offering help to residents who want a locally grown Christmas tree. Read »

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015 at 2:17 PM

Nom Your Way Through NoVA for Restaurant Week

Nom Your Way Through NoVA for Restaurant Week

Northern Virginia Magazine's Taste of NoVA Restaurant Week returns Nov. 9 to Nov. 15 with a special Best Restaurants edition. Read »

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 12:52 PM

Need a Weekend? We've Got Fall Getaway Ideas

Need a Weekend? We've Got Fall Getaway Ideas

Summer vacation feeling like it was a long time ago? We understand. Sounds like it's time for a long weekend. Read on for three road trip ideas you can accomplish in three days or less. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Which Stores Are Open -- and When -- on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Which Stores Are Open -- and When -- on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Already planning your Black Friday shopping? We're compiling a list of hours for you. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 12:40 PM

Boo-zy Bar Crawls & Ghastly Ghost Tours in the DMV

Boo-zy Bar Crawls & Ghastly Ghost Tours in the DMV

Halloween is in sight, so finalize your costume, grab your friends and head out for some wicked fun. Check out the spooky bar crawls, ghastly ghost tours and haunted pub events in the D.C. area you won't want to... Read »

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 at 5:20 AM

Va. Halloween Light Show Heads 'Downtown'

Va. Halloween Light Show Heads 'Downtown'

The popular Halloween light show is back this year performing Macklemore's "Downtown". Read »

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Your D.C.-Area Fall Fest Roundup

Your D.C.-Area Fall Fest Roundup

Cooler weather and shorter days are looming, but you can still squeeze in plenty of outdoor fun. Check out some great fall-themed festivals to enjoy before the cold really sets in. Read »

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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.