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Updated Road and Bridge Closures for Inauguration Day

As Inauguration Day events unfold, many roads and bridges around the area will be closed or restricted.

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

Bottoms up! It's time for another fun-filled weekend in the DMV. Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, January 22, to Sunday, January 24.

Events
Maryland Zoo Creates New Visitor Experie...

Get up close and personal with goats and African penguins at the Maryland Zoo. The zoo introduces three new animal encounters for visitors.

Attractions
10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Move to DC

Come visit, but please don't stay! Washingtonians will say they love their city, but it's definitely a love-hate relationship. Here are 10 reasons why you shouldn't move to D.C.

Local Culture
Governor Northam Backs Bill to End Death...

On January 13, 2021, Virginia state legislators introduced a bill to abolish the death penalty. If the bill succeeds, it will convert the existing sentences of offenders on death row to life without parole.

Local News
City Health Department Temporarily Close...

On Sunday, January 17, the Baltimore City Health Department closed the National Aquarium in Baltimore (NAIB) for failing to maintain social distancing at exhibits.

Attractions
Metro to Close 13 Stations, Reduce Hours for Inauguration Week

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
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
COVID Variant Lands in Maryland

The B-117 variant of the coronavirus was detected in two people from Anne Arundel County. The couple is isolating at home and neither has been hospitalized.

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

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.

Events
Free Outdoor Wi-Fi Now Offered at 10 Mon...

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

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State Articles
Recipe: 'Watergate Salad'—and a Bit of D...

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 Finding Maryland Man Who Drove...

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

Local News
VIDEO: See What DC Looked Like in 1945 i...

This eight-minute educational film by Carl Dudley gives us a snapshot of Washington, D.C., in the mid-1940s.

Local Culture
6 Picture-Perfect Covered Bridges in Mar...

Gas up the car and dust off the camera lens; it’s time for a covered bridge tour of the Old Line State. Here are six covered bridges to check out in Maryland this fall.

Travel
Major DC Road Closures Announced Throughout the Week

There will be extensive road closures and parking restrictions around the U.S. Capitol, National Mall, and the White House from January 5–7.

Local News
Mission BBQ Is Coming to Maryland's East...

The barbecue chain is aiming for a Spring 2021 opening

Restaurants
7 Pretty Accurate Stereotypes of People ...

Socialite? Smartypants? Hipster? You can probably name off at least a person or two who fits each of these D.C. stereotypes. Enjoy.

Local Culture
DC to Target Bad Drivers With Text Messages

A new traffic initiative will send text messages to drivers that run red lights and speed in the District.

Local News
Our Marylanders Then: John Wilkes Booth

Lincoln's assassin was a prominent actor from Maryland.

Local Culture
Did You Know That The Washington Monumen...

Unknown to most people, there's a 12-foot replica of the gigantic monument hidden from sight directly nearby.

Local Culture
Bah-Humbug! Check Out These Hilarious Reviews of DC Holiday Attra...

When it comes to holiday festivities outside the home, Christmas has most definitely been canceled by the Coronavirus. This couldn't be more evident in D.C. The nation's capital perhaps rivals NYC in feats of yuletide cheer. But according to Yelp reviews, it turns out a lot of these holiday landmarks aren't what they're cracked up to be ...

Local Culture
True Chesapeake Oyster Co. Offers Up Loc...

Celebrate in style with some delicious oysters on the half shell. Maryland-based True Chesapeake Oyster Company is sending its bivalves all over the region in a special partnership with Mom's Organic Market.

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National Articles
'Spencer': First Look at Kristen Stewart...

Actress Kristen Stewart is taking on the role of Princess Diana in a new film, "Spencer." The first photo of Stewart as the Princess of Wales has been released by producers, and the "Twilight"​​​​​​​ actress is nearly unrecognizable.

Film
VIDEO: This Sea Shanty Cover of a Taylor...

A sea shanty is a song that sailors sang together while working on a ship, and typically has solos, choruses, and a deep, steady beat throughout. The U.S. Navy Band covers Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Getting Back Together," sea shanty-style.

Music
Target 'Drops the Monkey on Its Back' By Pulling Chaokoh Coconut ...

With allegations of monkey labor harvesting coconuts for Chaokoh's coconut milk, Target stops selling the product. Yes, monkey labor.

Business
Detroit-Style Pizza Is Now Available at ...

The limited-run pies come in four distinct varieties, including Detroit Double Pepperoni.

Products & Promotions
Top 5 Tips to Make Your Staycation Memor...

It doesn't have to be difficult to transform your home into an oasis. Try these tips to enjoy a special vacation ... at home.

Travel
Dungeons & Dragons Released Its Very Own Cookbook: 'Heroes' Feast...

Looking for the perfect gift for a D&D gamer? Your search is over. This new cookbook will WOW your gamer friends ... and their stomachs.

Gaming
This Art Educator Embroiders Tiny Art Pi...

Instagram account "Tiny Art History" uses embroidered cross-stitch pieces of classical art to teach art history. Learn how you can create your own "teeny tiny living room art museum."

Art
Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Chopped Salad

This simple cooked salad will be a lifesaver on your busy days. It's easy to make (indoors or outdoors) and tasty enough to have all week.

Recipes
14 Facts You May Not Have Known About Valentine's Day!

We browsed the internet to deliver you these 14 interesting Valentine’s Day Facts about the holiday. So, grab some chocolate and a glass of wine, and let’s get this list started …

Local Culture
Sorry, Football Fans—No Budweiser Commer...

It will be the first time since 1983 the beverage will not make an appearance. Budweiser as well as other large corporations will be on the sidelines of Super Bowl LV.

Sports
VIDEO: Watch as Bear Chases After Skier

I don't think they cover this in ski school. What would you do if a bear was right on your tail as you headed down the slope?

World
New Music Review: Top 5 Songs Released January 17–24

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
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