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Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 7:23 AM

Cherry Blossoms Will Be 'Spectacular as Ever': NPS

While some of the cherry blossoms on the verge of bloom before the cold snap were damaged, earlier stage blossoms survived and will emerge next week, the National Park Service said Friday afternoon. Read »

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 9:46 AM

Director Rob Reiner to Screen 'LBJ' at Annapolis Film Fest

Director Rob Reiner to Screen 'LBJ' at Annapolis Film Fest

Director and actor Rob Reiner will attend the Annapolis Film Festival's opening night to screen his movie about President Lyndon B. Johnson. Read »

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 4:40 PM

At Least 3 Cherry Blossom Varieties Could Survive the Freeze

At Least 3 Cherry Blossom Varieties Could Survive the Freeze

The cold weather may be holding our cherry blossoms hostage, but with 11 more varieties of cherry trees in the District, there may still be hope to see some blossoms. Read »

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 7:29 AM

17 Places to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in DC

Guinness and Jameson will flow, and corned beef and cabbage will be served. That’s right, it’s St. Patrick’s Day on Friday. There’s certainly no shortage of green-filled fun in the D.C. area, so we’ve rounded up Read »

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 12:53 PM

Brewery Offers Free Ski Hat With Beer Purchase Before Snow

A Loudoun County brewery is offering a snow-friendly bonus ahead of Monday night and Tuesday's expected winter storm. Read »

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 9:13 AM

Maryland Ski Resort Will Reopen as Storm Approaches

Maryland Ski Resort Will Reopen as Storm Approaches

The Garrett County facility announced Saturday that it will reopen later this week to take advantage of the recent cold snap and approaching winter storm. Read »

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 2:09 PM

'We Tell The Story': Md. Visitor Center Honors Tubman's Life

On Saturday, the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center opens in Church Creek, Maryland. Read »

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 7:08 AM
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By Darlene Aderoju

13 Spots to View Cherry Blossoms (Minus the Crowds)

When the cherry blossoms bloom, you can expect to face crowds of thousands who gather at the Tidal Basin each year to check them out. Maneuvering through traffic and trying to get a good view can be...View gallery »

  • Founder's Park
  • U.S. National Arboretum
  • American University
Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:57 PM
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By Julie Gallagher

Smithsonian's Objects of Wonder' Exhibit Opens Friday

Set up to feel like a behind-the-scenes tour, the Smithsonian's "Objects of Wonder" exhibit will open Friday at the National Museum of Natural History.View gallery »

  • Coleoptera
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Exotic Wood
Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:44 PM

MAP: Md. Byway Highlights Sites From Harriet Tubman's Life

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway is a 125-mile, self-guided driving tour through the beautiful landscape Harriet Tubman once called home. 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.