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Our daily look at deals and getaways
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. Besides, those hats had us at hello.View gallery »

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Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 3:15 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: The Winery at La Grange

Wine Wednesday: The Winery at La Grange

The Winery at La Grange calls its home a three-story, 18th-century manor. So does the Benoni ghost that makes appearances. 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 »

Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Women of War Film Fest

Women of War Film Fest

The Virginia War Museum in Newport News pays homage to the brave women of war with a month-long film festival. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Making Whiskey the Presidential Way

Making Whiskey the Presidential Way

The First President's Rye Whiskey is made with 18th-century methods and Washington's original mash bill. Read »

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Simeone Automotive Museum

Simeone Automotive Museum

A visit might redefine the term "sports car" in your mind. Take, for instance, the 1909 American Underslung with 40-inch wheels. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Zombie Gras 3 in Baltimore!

Zombie Gras 3 in Baltimore!

Head to Baltimore March 30, when zombies, makeup artists and more will be roaming the halls of Geppi's Entertainment Museum. Read »

Friday, Mar 1, 2013 at 6:22 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Exhibit Highlights Jamestown's Legacy

Exhibit Highlights Jamestown's Legacy

Featured artifacts include an American-made saber engraved with the year 1776, a trunk owned by a Continental Navy shipbuilder and examples of 18th-century Virginia currency. Read »

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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By Samuel Nassau

Monday: George Washington's Birthday Parade

Monday: George Washington's Birthday Parade

The annual George Washington Birthday Celebration Parade will meander through the streets of Old Town Alexandria on Presidents Day Read »

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Scottish Games Mean Plenty of Sheep Herding

Scottish Games Mean Plenty of Sheep Herding

Celebrate Scottish and Celtic heritage with a look-see at caber tossing (what?), stone putts (...what?), dancing and fiddling (OK). 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.