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<![CDATA[Get Active This Winter: Ski, Skate and Snowboard Near DC]]> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:19:23 -0500
The Wharf Ice Rink will be open every day from Saturday, Dec. 2nd through late February, pending weather conditions. In addition to general ice skating, the Wharf's rink will also offer a live DJ on Friday nights and discounts on Mondays for neighbors with 20025 ZIP codes. Admission prices start at $8. Skate rentals cost $6.]]>

The Wharf Ice Rink will be open every day from Saturday, Dec. 2nd through late February, pending weather conditions. In addition to general ice skating, the Wharf's rink will also offer a live DJ on Friday nights and discounts on Mondays for neighbors with 20025 ZIP codes. Admission prices start at $8. Skate rentals cost $6.]]>
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Fight the urge to hibernate this winter by getting active at a nearby winter sports resort or ice skating rink.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: National Zoo Pandas Tumble and Play in the Snow]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:23:28 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/166*120/5372165463_c280e3e589_z.jpg
Getting some Monday motivation is never easy, but there's one thing that may get you into better spirits: Pandas.

Photo Credit: Smithsonian Institution
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<![CDATA[Kathie Lee Gifford, Dean Cain to Host Nat'l Tree Lighting]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:37:26 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-107380808.jpg
Kathie Lee Gifford and Dean Cain will host the White House's National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, the National Park Service announced Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Top 12 Holiday Lighting Displays in the DC Area]]> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:39:15 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/longwood64219_Exhibition_Hall_Traub_Daniel2.jpg
Looking for a little sparkle this holiday season? Check out these D.C.-area winter lights displays, parades and more.

Photo Credit: Daniel Traub]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrity 60: Lorde, Obama, Nugget Fans]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:22:24 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Celebrity_60_Lorde_Obama_Nugget_Fans.jpg
Tommy McFly has all the celebrity news you need in 60 seconds.]]>
<![CDATA[Legendary Toy Store FAO Schwarz to Get New Home in NYC]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:12:28 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-56273259.jpg
Two years after it closed its famed location on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is reopening a new store in the heart of Midtown, according to reports. The iconic toy store will be moving to a new space at 30...

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<![CDATA[2017's Only Supermoon Stuns DC Sky]]> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:37:27 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cms-16.jpg
A Super Frost Moon is showing all of its brilliance Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Winter Around the World: 6 Embassy Events in DC ]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:06:06 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/norwayembassy.jpg
While traveling around during the holidays might give you headaches, you can tour the globe effortlessly with these six embassy events happening in D.C.

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<![CDATA[FIRST LOOK: Cross Over to the Dark Side at New DC Pop Up Bar]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:58:21 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dark_side_bar_Darth_Vader_Stormtrooper+web+thumb+size.jpg
A short time ago in a neighborhood nearby, dark forces overtook the second floor of a bar and brought cosmic conflict to one of Earth’s most important cities.]]>
<![CDATA[Volunteer Opportunities: Spread Holiday Cheer by Giving ]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:42:48 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dc+central+kitchen.JPG
Give back to your community this winter by volunteering at a local charity event. Here are some opportunities to help your neighbors in need.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Katy Hogan, Volunteer at D.C. Central Kitchen ]]>
<![CDATA[DC Gift Guide Support Local Businesses this Holiday Season]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:14:00 -0500 Small Business Administration said in 2014.

Shop Made in DC offers a rotating selection of products created and crafted in the area.

"Our city is full of makers, now there is a space dedicated to helping them grow," its website says. ]]>
Small Business Administration said in 2014.

Shop Made in DC offers a rotating selection of products created and crafted in the area.

"Our city is full of makers, now there is a space dedicated to helping them grow," its website says. ]]>
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While buying at big box stores and on online retailers may be efficient, small D.C. businesses also offer an array potential gifts you can browse this celebratory season.

Photo Credit: Abby Vesoulis]]>
<![CDATA[Gingerbread Houses Make Your Own Winter Wonderland]]> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:03:55 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Gingerbread_Houses_Make_a_Winter_Wonderland.jpg
Make your own winter wonderland! What's the trick to a great gingerbread house? Timing is key -- wait for the icing to harden as you build it. And one icing in particular will hold your home sweet home together....]]>
<![CDATA[Bride: UPS Lost My Dream Dress Weeks Before the Wedding]]> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:58:09 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/120517+lost+wedding+dress.jpg
Just weeks before a Virginia woman's wedding, UPS lost the dress of her dreams -- but it looks like this story now has a happy ending.

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<![CDATA[Tuesday Trend: Deliverable Christmas Trees and Dog Gifts]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:21:56 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Tuesday_Trend_Christmas_Trees_Dog_Gifts_and_More.jpg
Majic 102.3's Vic Jagger joins News4's Leon Harris for Tuesday Trend: You can now get your Christmas trees delivered (currently sold out). Also, studies find young people spend the most on their pets for...]]>
<![CDATA[Metrocooking Show Returns to DC This Weekend]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:43:37 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Metrocooking_Show_Returns_to_DC.jpg
The annual Metrocooking DC Show is returning to the Washington Convention Center this weekend. There, you'll be able to sample over 50 different foods and watch professional cooking demonstrations.]]>
<![CDATA[12 Winter & Holiday Events Around the DC Area]]> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 06:50:40 -0500 When: Nov. 18 through Jan. 1
Where: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Maryland)
Price: Tickets are $24 for children and $32 for adults.
Two million pounds of ice create an “indoor winter wonderland” at the resort, featuring ice slides and sculptures that show the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and scene of the Nativity. Bring your coats, gloves and scarves as you might feel the freeze from the attraction, which is kept at nine degrees.]]>
When: Nov. 18 through Jan. 1
Where: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Maryland)
Price: Tickets are $24 for children and $32 for adults.
Two million pounds of ice create an “indoor winter wonderland” at the resort, featuring ice slides and sculptures that show the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and scene of the Nativity. Bring your coats, gloves and scarves as you might feel the freeze from the attraction, which is kept at nine degrees.]]>
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Make your holiday season merrier with these local (and not-so-local) parades and events.

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<![CDATA[6 Awesome Holiday Markets in the DMV]]> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:54:40 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Downtown-HolidayMarket-51.jpg
Finding the perfect gifts for the holidays doesn't have to mean long lines, crowded shops and impossible parking lots.

Photo Credit: Downtown Holiday Market]]>
<![CDATA[Richie, Estefan, LL Cool J Chat About Kennedy Center Honors]]> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:44:49 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/mcfly_kennedy_center.jpg
Gloria Estefan, Lionel Richie and LL Cool J stopped to chat with News4's Tommy McFly before accepting prestigious awards at the Kennedy Center.]]>
<![CDATA[First Look Inside the Kennedy Center Honors Gala Dinner]]> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:42:55 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/First_Look_Inside_the_Kennedy_Center_Honors_Gala.jpg
Tommy McFly has your first-ever peek into the foyer where the Kennedy Center honorees dined. LL Cool J, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan and other stars were in attendance.]]>
<![CDATA[How to Pick the Perfect Christmas Tree]]> Sat, 02 Dec 2017 11:00:02 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Produce_Pete_Christmas_Trees.jpg
Produce Pete explains how to pick the perfect tree and how to care for it when you get home.]]>
<![CDATA[Jane Fonda Parts Ways With Her Swanky Beverly Hills Pad]]> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 23:11:48 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/knbc-jane-fonda-beverly-hills-house-tn.jpg
The two-time Oscar winner says she and her partner Richard Perry browsed through more than 30 houses before they purchased the two-story home in the celebrity-rich enclave of Trousdale Estates.

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<![CDATA[Music Icon Quincy Jones Still Keeping Busy at 84]]> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 19:33:06 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/QUINCY+JONES+120117.jpg
At 84-years-old Quincy Jones’ star is far from fading.

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<![CDATA[Kennedy Center Honors Draw Huge Stars to DC]]> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 17:57:43 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Kennedy_Center_Honors_Draw_Huge_Stars_to_DC.jpg
Fresh 94.7's Tommy McFly speaks with Deborah Rutter, the president of the Kennedy Center, about who will be at the annual Kennedy Center Honors this year. Hint: the honorees are expected to walk down the...]]>
<![CDATA[Applebee’s Offers $1 Long Island Iced Teas All December]]> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:41:06 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/applebees-longisland-teas-1.jpg
Hang onto your Santa hats, because if your holiday office party is at Applebee’s, things might get out of hand.

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<![CDATA[15 Christmas & Winter Weekend Getaways]]> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:21:35 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/Lancaster+winter.jpg
You could spend winter bundled up at home... or you could go to these spas, resorts, historic locations or even a water park! Check out our favorite winter getaways within easy driving distance from the

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<![CDATA[A Sneak Peek Inside DC's Life-Size Igloo]]> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:03:43 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/A_Sneak_Peek_Inside_DCs_Life_Size_Igloo.jpg
Tommy McFly with 94.7 Fresh FM takes us inside D.C.'s only life-size ice igloo. The 35,000-lb. sculpture is free to the public and open all weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[First Look: Holiday Pop-Up Bar Now Open in DC]]> Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:49:33 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/112317+xmas+bar+9.jpg
A holiday-themed bar decked out with Christmas trees, gingerbread men and Stars of David is now open in D.C. Tommy McFly got a sneak peak.

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<![CDATA[Women's Monument Coming to Virginia]]> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:14:18 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/178*120/women+monument+richmond+1.jpg


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<![CDATA[WATCH LIVE: Rockefeller Center Tree Cam]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 08:08:10 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/rockefeller-tree-plaza-cam-1129.jpg
Watch a live feed of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree around the clock.]]>
<![CDATA[For $250M, You Could Buy T. Boone Pickens' Texas Ranch]]> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:18:27 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/188*120/_MG_0845_A.jpg
Famed oilfield wildcatter, financier and corporate raider T. Boone Pickens is selling his prized ranch, which covers more than 100 square miles in the Texas Panhandle, for $250 million.

Photo Credit: Mesa Vista Ranch]]>
<![CDATA[2017 National Christmas Tree Lighting]]> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:03:14 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2017_National_Christmas_Tree_Lighting.jpg
Tomorrow is the 95th lighting of the National Christmas Tree. Tommy McFly from 94.7 Fresh FM gives the details: there are 75,000 lights on the main tree and 56 smaller trees surrounding it.]]>
<![CDATA[Clear Line of Sight to See International Space Station Wed.]]> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:41:22 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ISS3.jpg
The International Space Station will pass directly over the heads of D.C.-area residents Wednesday night, offering locals a near-perfect opportunity to to see the football field-sized craft.]]>
<![CDATA[How Prince Harry Popped the Question]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:03:02 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Prince_Harry_is_Off_the_Market.jpg
Tommy McFly helps explain how the British prince popped the question to his new fiancée, Meghan Markle. Harry proposed in a garden named after his mother, and with a ring made with some of Princess...]]>
<![CDATA[Rihanna's Beautiful NYC Penthouse for Sale for $16.95M]]> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:16:49 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/rihannas+bed+cropped.jpg
See inside Rihanna's New York City penthouse as it goes up for sale.]]>
<![CDATA[Meet the 45-Foot Woman Proposed for the National Mall]]> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:58:15 -0500
"As with all First Amendment activities, our review is to ensure public safety and that park resources and values are protected; we do not take into consideration content of the message presented," spokesman Mike Litterst said in an email.

If the statue did get a permit, it would have to be attended at all times.

A vigil around the statue would be held in support of the Equal Rights Amendment, artist Marco Cochrane said.]]>

"As with all First Amendment activities, our review is to ensure public safety and that park resources and values are protected; we do not take into consideration content of the message presented," spokesman Mike Litterst said in an email.

If the statue did get a permit, it would have to be attended at all times.

A vigil around the statue would be held in support of the Equal Rights Amendment, artist Marco Cochrane said.]]>
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Organizers of an arts festival have launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring a 45-foot statue of a naked woman to stand on the National Mall facing the White House.

Photo Credit: Vladimir Herrera]]>
<![CDATA[Millennial Money Log: Local Blogger Shares How She Spends]]> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:06:43 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Carla+Sanchez+1200x675.jpg
Carla Sanchez is the mind behind lifestyle blog Spicy Candy DC. Her Instagram page of the same name boasts more than 20,000 followers.

Photo Credit: Carla Sanchez ]]>
<![CDATA[Giving Tuesday: What to Know Before You Donate]]> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 20:57:59 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/giving+tuesday+page.png
As thousands prepare to give on Tuesday, officials are warning holiday donors to make sure they aren’t giving their money to scams. The Better Business Bureau urged donors to research charities before giving to...

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<![CDATA[#Giving Tuesday: Here's Where You Can Donate]]> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:57:36 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/salvation+army+kettle1.jpg
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are over, but it's not too late to give back!

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<![CDATA[Is It Too Early for Christmas Lights?]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:00:46 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Is_it_Too_Early_to_Deck_the_Halls.jpg
94.7 Fresh FM's Tommy McFly took a look at houses in the D.C. area that already are decked out for the holidays. Is it too early? Submit your pictures to News4 by using the hashtag #DougsHolidayLights...]]>
<![CDATA[How Pizzeria Paradiso's Crust Is Helping People in Need]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:28:41 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Pizza_for_a_Good_Cause.jpg
Pizzeria Paradiso's Chef Ruth Gresser joins News4's Eun Yang to discuss the pizza place's special earthy dough, which helps feed low-income families in the District. DC Brau helps the cause by donating...]]>
<![CDATA[Beware Store Makeup Samples That May Harbor Harmful Bacteria]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:46:31 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tester-makeup.jpg
Contracting the herpes virus from sampling lipstick at a cosmetics store, as one woman has filed a lawsuit alleging happened to her, is "absolutely possible," according to a dermatologist who spoke to "Today"...

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<![CDATA[How a David Cassidy Song Helped Save a Virginia Woman's Life]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:13:37 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/112217+david+cassidy+couple.jpg
After Kelly Hennessa and her son Carson were in a nearly fatal car crash in 2015, Hennessa's husband sang her the Cassidy song "I Think I Love You" over and over again for weeks to try to wake her from a coma.

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<![CDATA[St. Nick Trick: USPS Lets Kids Get Replies Mailed From Santa]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:54:58 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/156628983-Santa-Claus-Replies-to-Letters.jpg
Want to give your kids a little extra Christmas magic this year? Now you can have a reply sent with a postmark from the North Pole to their letter to Santa Claus, through the U.S.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto]]>