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Monday, Mar 26, 2018 at 12:30 PM

White House to Hold Garden Tours April 14-15

White House to Hold Garden Tours April 14-15

In just a few weeks, you will be able to get an up-close look at the White House's grounds and gardens. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 at 5:19 PM
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By Angela Jacob

An Inside Look at Amazon Books' New Store in DC

Amazon Books opened its first store in the D.C. area in Georgetown on Tuesday, offering a modern take on the brick-and-mortar bookstore. The store sells physical books, e-readers and several Amazon...View gallery »

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Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 5:15 AM

Firefly Music Festival Lineup Revealed

Firefly Music Festival Lineup Revealed

Rapper Eminem and rock band The Killers are among the headliners for this year's Firefly Music Festival in Delaware. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 5:02 PM
4 Things to Know Before Travelling Abroad

4 Things to Know Before Travelling Abroad

Carl Risch, assistant secretary of state for consular affairs, shares four things you need to know before travelling abroad. Risch will be speaking at the D.C. Travel & Adventure Show Jan. Watch »

Monday, Jan 29, 2018 at 8:45 AM

Alexandria Restaurant Week Serves Up Awesome Deals

Alexandria Restaurant Week Serves Up Awesome Deals

Couldn't make it to D.C. Restaurant Week? Well, you have another chance to take advantage of awesome restaurant deals. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 5:03 PM

'Hamilton' Coming to Baltimore for 4-Week Run Next Summer

'Hamilton' Coming to Baltimore for 4-Week Run Next Summer

The hit musical "Hamilton" will be coming to Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre next summer for a four-week run. Read »

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 12:12 PM

10 National Parks in Va., Md. Offer Free Entry for MLK Day

10 National Parks in Va., Md. Offer Free Entry for MLK Day

The National Park Service is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day by waiving entrance fees Monday. Read »

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 8:03 AM

Baltimore's Enduring Eccentricities Shine at Christmas

Baltimore's Enduring Eccentricities Shine at Christmas

From kitschy ornaments to model train extravaganzas and a holiday song dedicated to bottom-feeding crustaceans, Baltimore's unique brand of quirky creativity really shines at Christmas. Read »

Friday, Jan 5, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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By Abigail Vesoulis

Get Active This Winter: Ski, Skate and Snowboard Near DC

Fight the urge to hibernate this winter by getting active at a nearby winter sports resort or ice skating rink.View gallery »

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Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 at 9:54 AM

6 Awesome Holiday Markets in the DMV

6 Awesome Holiday Markets in the DMV

Finding the perfect gifts for the holidays doesn't have to mean long lines, crowded shops and impossible parking lots. 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.