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Monday, Jan 2, 2017 at 1:36 PM

Aquarium in NJ Welcomes Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchling

As hospitals welcomed the first babies of 2017, the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey, greeted its own new arrival: a baby loggerhead sea turtle.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 9:46 AM
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By Lexie Schapitl

You Can Now Visit Baby Orangutan at National Zoo

For the first time in 25 years, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo welcomed a newborn...View gallery »

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 1:15 PM
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By Brooke Evans, NBC Washington

Top 10 Maryland Day Trips for Spring

Temperatures are rising, and flowers will be blooming soon.View gallery »

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 6:57 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: WWII Planes Soar Above National Mall

The planes flew at a low 1,000-foot altitude over the National Mall to mark the...View gallery »

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...View gallery »

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Look Back at Local History: Fairfax Train Museum

Fairfax Station wasn't just a train station in the late 19th century; it was...View gallery »

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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By Maggie Voelzke, Margaret Voelzke

Where to Eat, Shop and Sun at Va.'s Northern Neck

Where to Eat, Shop and Sun at Va.'s Northern Neck

This little-known gem is about three hours away from the District (with only about an hour spent on 95!), and is a great place to sail, fish, kayak or spend the day on the beach. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wild Ponies, Arts & Music at Chincoteague Fest

Wild Ponies, Arts & Music at Chincoteague Fest

Blueberries are the new kale? The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival boasts wild ponies, arts, music and many, many blueberry treats. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 3:34 PM
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By Terence Mulcahy

1st Day of Summer at Water Country USA

1st Day of Summer at Water Country USA

Enjoy a summer themed party at Water Country USA, June 21. Read »

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 3:46 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Trampoline Park Opens in Springfield

Trampoline Park Opens in Springfield

Flight Trampoline Park (Springfield, Va.) opens its doors this week. Get your kicks with dodgeball/basketball courts, fitness classes and ninja warrior obstacle courses. 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.