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Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 3:32 PM
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By Terence Mulcahy

Alexandria Restaurant Week Begins

Alexandria Restaurant Week Begins

Alexandria Restaurant week's summer edition kicks off Aug. 15, with more than 60 restaurants offering deals on dinner specials. Read »

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Shenandoah Music Festival Runs All Summer Long

Shenandoah Music Festival Runs All Summer Long

The all-summer-long Shenandoah Valley Music Festival starts July 18 and doesn't end until early September. The festival features bluegrass, country and symphonic music. Read »

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 »

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 8:49 AM
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By Sery Kim

Nearby Luxury at Middleburg's Salamander Resort

Nearby Luxury at Middleburg's Salamander Resort

If you're not shelling out money for plane tickets this summer, you might be able to afford a little more luxury. Case in point: The Salamander Resort & Spa in nearby Middleburg, Virginia. Read »

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 4:47 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Distillery and a Pug Named Frank

A Distillery and a Pug Named Frank

Catoctin Creek Distillery in Purcellville, Va have managed to produce a mighty fine (and organic) whiskey proudly made in Virginia and a tiny pug mascot named Frank. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 3:39 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Catoctin Creek Distillery in Purcellville, Va.

Owning a distillery is a big job, but somebody has to do it. Becky and Scott... See Full Gallery »

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 »

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:18 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Photos: Leesburg's Finch Sewing Studio

You'd be surprised at how many people don't learn to sew -- but if you want to... See Full Gallery »

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:10 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Watch a Rocket Launch on Wallops Island

Watch a Rocket Launch on Wallops Island

Visit Wallops Island for easy access to wild ponies, wildlife and oh yeah, NASA space launches. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. 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: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo as a web editor and writer for NBCWashington.com. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.