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10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This Weekend (January 15-17)

You won't want to miss these! From ice skating to virtual wine and pizza, art to reptilian private tours, there's something for everyone.

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Maryland and Virginia Rank in the Top 5 ...

Both Columbia and Virginia Beach rank lower in unemployment rates than the national average.

Local News
An Abandoned Fairytale Amusement Park Co...

Beginning in 1955, "The Enchanted Forest" was an amusement park in Ellicott City, Maryland. It closed in 1990 and waited in ruin until Clark's Elioak Farm in Ellicott City began to rejuvenate its pieces in 2004.

Attractions
Governor Hogan Announces Ramp Up on Vaccines; Teachers Moved Up t...

Governor Larry Hogan has announced a new strategy for getting COVID vaccines into the arms of residents across Maryland. Teachers and educators could be vaccinated as soon as late January.

Local News
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

This weekend's itinerary leans virtual, but we assure you there's not a dull moment to be found! Throughout the weekend of January 8-10, you can go ice skating, farmers' markets, and a poetry workshop in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia!

Events
10 Maryland Laws You Won't Believe Exist...

You'll be in shock at these 10 Maryland laws!

Local Culture
Baltimore Mayor Asks Residents to Stay Home on New Year's Eve

If you were planning on going out for New Year’s Eve in Baltimore, you might want to change your plans. Mayor Brandon Scott is asking residents and visitors to stay in on New Year’s Eve to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

Kick 2021 off with something fun, courtesy of our weekend roundup! This weekend, January 1–3, there's a wind-down of holiday light shows and craft fairs, as well as a virtual edition of DC's New Year's bash.

Events
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

Kwanzaa, A Christmas Carol, and wine tastings--it's the holidays in the DMV!

Events
Governor Hogan to Maryland: Stay Home for the Holidays

Travelers will be required to provide a negative COVID test or quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.

Local News
Blue Line, 2 Stations to Close for 3 Mon...

If you're a regular on the blue line of the Metro, you’re going to have to make alternate plans beginning on February 13, 2021. Metro (WMATA) will be closing two stations and ceasing operation of the blue line through May 23.

Local News
Our Marylanders Then: Jim Henson

"Muppets" creator Jim Henson graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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State Articles
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth and Take Fairfa...

Warning: Get ready to see humans devouring chocolate in their natural habit! Just follow the trail through Fairfax that we mapped out for you.

Attractions
Maryland Mansions: A Private Island Cottage for $1M

This is waterfront living at its very best! Though technically a private peninsula, only the thinnest strip of land connects this unique property to the mainland.

Real Estate
Metro to Close 13 Stations, Reduce Hours...

Metro stations close and Metrobus schedules will be impacted by security protocols in the nation's capital.

Local News
Trashing the Tree: How to Get Rid of You...

Now that the holidays are over, how do you get rid of that Christmas tree? If you live in or around the Baltimore area, here are your avenues for getting rid of that old tree.

Home & Garden
Moving Day at the White House: How It All Happens in Under 6 Hour...

On Inauguration Day, White House staffers only have a mere six hours to move the previous president out and move the new president in. But this year will be a little different.

Lifestyle
Airbnb Cancels Reservations in the DC Ar...

The company is canceling existing reservations and blocking new ones as the city braces for potential violence during Inauguration week.

Local News
Who Is the Biggest Celebrity From DC, Ma...

Check out this "People of the U.S." map to find the biggest celebrity from your DMV hometown.

Local Culture
Free Outdoor Wi-Fi Now Offered at 10 Montgomery County Libraries

Library-goers can take advantage of 24-hour access at select branches

Local News
The Washington Monument Is Closed Throug...

The National Park Service may extend the closures if necessary. The closure went into effect January 11.

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What the Current State of Emergency Mean...

Chaotic demonstrations this week in the nation's capital led to a 6 p.m. curfew and a state of emergency declaration. Mayor Muriel Bowser has extended the readiness status for two more weeks and here is how it will affect D.C. residents.

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Recipe: 'Watergate Salad'—and a Bit of DC History

Watergate Salad is best known for its pastel green color and its curious name. Is there really a link between it and the infamous D.C. scandal?

Recipes
Family Offering Reward for Help in Findi...

The family of Erik Mezick announced Tuesday they are offering a reward for anyone who finds his body.

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National Articles
New Music Review: Top 5 Songs Released J...

It's our weekly music review: 5 new songs released; 5 new songs reviewed. Check out our reviews and see if there are any new songs to add to your playlist.

Music
VIDEO: Brave Photographer Chases Away Po...

In recently resurfaced footage from 2018, a photographer is setting up a shot in a desolate landscape when a curious polar bear wanders a bit too close. But, the photographer doesn't seem to bat an eye at the animal, instead, he causally shoos and chases the bear away.

World
24 Inspiring Kobe Bryant Quotes

One year ago today, the world lost Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash. And in remembrance of the lives lost, we want to take a moment to reflect on some of Kobe Bryant's most thought-provoking, most impactful quotes.

Local Culture
New National Mask Mandates Extend to Int...

Keep that face covering handy! A set of new presidential orders is enacting a national mask mandate for all interstate travel on public transportation, federal buildings, federal land, and other federal sites.

National News
Make Meals Inspired by ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘...

Looking for ways to get the kids interested in cooking? CozyMeal has you covered with these pop-culture fan favorites.

Entertainment
Top 5 Tips to Occupy Your Child at the Doctor's Office

Nobody waits better than a 5-year-old. Nobody. (For those of us in the real world, these tips are real lifesavers.)

Wellness
Discover This Instagram Account That Sha...

Rachel Hunt Steenblik's Instagram account "Tiny Kindness" shares small stories of people helping one another out: because "Kindness isn't tiny."

Wellness
Vermont Chicken Hatches and Continues to...

A Silkie chicken hen sat on a duck's egg until it hatched. The duck is still living with the chickens.

Lifestyle
PEBBLES Cereal Is Celebrating Its 50th Birthday in 2021

Whether you enjoy Cocoa PEBBLES or Fruity PEBBLES, you just might receive a birthday gift from PEBBLES.

Products & Promotions
X Games Aspen 2021: Full Lineup of Event...

The X Games Aspen 2021 take place from Friday, January 29, through Sunday, January 31, at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. Despite not having spectators in 2021, this is a can't-miss event!

Events
Top 5 Tips for How to Clean Your Closet

"In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find that fun, and ... SNAP! The job's a game!" Mary Poppins taught us well. Here are 5 tips to live by for 2021.

Home & Garden
Godiva Chocolate to Close All US Stores

The famous Belgian chocolates will be available online and only at select retail stores. All retail Godiva stores in North America will close by the end of March.

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