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Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 10:49 AM
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By Carissa Dimargo

Punxsutawney Phil Sees His Shadow

Crowds gathered in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to see whether their celebrity groundhog would see his shadow and predict six more weeks of winter.View gallery »

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Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 4:31 PM
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By Sara Moniuszko, Jenna Milliner-Waddell

11 Winter & Holiday Festivals Around the DC Area

Make your holiday season even more merry with these local (and not-so-local) winter festival getaways.View gallery »

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 5:22 PM
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By Chelsea Cirruzzo, Lexie Schapitl

Top 12 Holiday Lighting Displays in the DC Area

Looking for a little sparkle this holiday season? Check out these D.C.-area winter lights displays, parades and more.View gallery »

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Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 at 3:18 PM
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By Michelle Chavez

PHOTOS: Georgetown GLOW Light Display

Look no further than Georgetown for free winter fun with the Georgetown GLOW light exhibition by the waterfront and C&O Canal.View gallery »

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Friday, May 8, 2015 at 4:01 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Running of the Chihuahuas at the D.C. Wharf

The 4th annual Running of the Chihuahuas (AKA #Chirace2015) took place this Sunday at the Wharf in D.C. It was a day to show the world just how fast your chihuahua could run. The winner this year:...View gallery »

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Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 2:27 PM
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By Terence Mulcahy

Escape the City at the Tilghman Island Seafood Fest

Escape the City at the Tilghman Island Seafood Fest

The Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire department are hosting an old-fashioned seafood festival June 28. Read »

Sunday, Mar 2, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

DIY Quilts, Canning in Kitchen Kettle Village

DIY Quilts, Canning in Kitchen Kettle Village

Go back in time to a world of home-made meals, country charm and a village where you don't need a car to shop around. Kitchen Kettle Village in Lancaster County, Penn. has that and more waiting for you. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 3:29 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Take a Girls' Getaway Via Lansdowne Resort

Take a Girls' Getaway Via Lansdowne Resort

Whether you're a single lady or one with a ring on it, a girls' weekend is always welcome. Read »

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Life Illuminated at Meadowlarks Winter Walk of Lights

Life Illuminated at Meadowlarks Winter Walk of Lights

Experience life illuminated at Meadowlarks Winter Walk of Lights in Vienna, Va. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Photos: Holidays at Kingsmill Resort

Spend some time at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. for a holiday season filled with gingerbread houses, holiday cheer, five-course meals and good ol' southern hospitality.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.