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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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Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

1st Tree Lighting at Downtown One Loudoun

Ashburn, Va.'s new One Loudoun just celebrated its first holiday tree lighting this week -- and first winter chill too, brr.View gallery »

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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Candlelight Tours + Chocolate in Old Town

Candlelight Tours + Chocolate in Old Town

Visit Alexandria for a candlelight tour of historic sites (AND CHOCOLATE) around town. Read »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Top 20 Holiday Day Trips

Get outta town -- but not too far! These ideas for holiday fun range from the uber-local (Connecticut Avenue) to the road-trip-required (Baltimore, Richmond and more).View gallery »

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Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Getting Crafty With Holiday Shopping

Getting Crafty With Holiday Shopping

We know you're not done with your shopping. Head over to the Sugarloaf Craft Festival, Dec. 7-9 in Dulles. Read »

Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Santa Train Tickets Go on Sale

Santa Train Tickets Go on Sale

Tickets for the VRE's annual Santa Train go on sale Monday, Nov. 26. Read »

Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A S'More Trolley to Toyland

A S'More Trolley to Toyland

The Winter Lights Festival in Gaithersburg puts you in an open-air trolley where you can make S'Mores en route to Toyland. Read »

Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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By Angel Mills

Fall Fest Fun - at a Discount

Fall Fest Fun - at a Discount

Hayrides, haunted houses, and pick-your-own pumpkins are in store. Read »

Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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By Jocelyn Rubin

Wit & Wisdom on Mother's Day

Wit & Wisdom on Mother's Day

Wit & Wisdom in Baltimore is offering a three-course prix-fixe meal for $75 on Mother's Day. Read »

Friday, Mar 9, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Weekend of Green at the Inner Harbor

Weekend of Green at the Inner Harbor

You'll be well-adorned this weekend during Baltimore's St. Paddy's bash, with free derby hats, pins, beads and Irish flags. Read »

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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.