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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
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 Bornean orangutan earlier this month -- a baby keepers have named Redd. The zoo's Great Ape House reopened Tuesday...View gallery »

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

Top 10 Maryland Day Trips for Spring

Temperatures are rising, and flowers will be blooming soon. Celebrate springtime at one of these Maryland spots for the perfect day trip.View gallery »

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Friday, May 8, 2015 at 6:57 PM
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 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. Hundreds of veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial to watch the historic...View gallery »

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Friday, May 8, 2015 at 4:01 PM
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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Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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 a thriving village.View gallery »

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Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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
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
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
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.