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Virginia Dream Homes: A Stunning McLean Mansion for $11.49M

This modern manor house is perched on the banks of the Potomac for the pinnacle of waterfront living.

Real Estate
National Zoo, Select Smithsonian Museums...

The National Zoo, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia, and six museums in D.C. are slated to reopen in May. Visitors will have to reserve timed-entry passes ahead of time online.

Attractions
Go Hog Wild at the Annual Beer, Bourbon ...

Meat falling off the bone? Sign us up! After taking a year off, the festival is back and turning up the heat in 2021!

Events
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This Weekend (April 23–25)

With the weather warming up in the DMV, the region is taking note of springtime fun! We've compiled in-person and virtual events happening in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia this weekend, April 23–25.

Events
Virginia Dream Homes: An 18th-Century Co...

Experience the charm of country living at 'Maple Lawn,' this week's featured listing.

Real Estate
2021 Swarmageddon: Millions of Cicadas S...

After 17 years underground, Brood X is returning to Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and West Virginia. This round has the greatest range and concentration of any of the 17-year cicadas. The cicadas are expected to make their presence known starting at the beginning of May.

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Amazon's New Franconia Grocery Store Is Hiring

Looking for a new job? The grocery store concept that Amazon is bringing to Franconia has a starting pay scale of $15.00 per hour.

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Metro to Phase Out Old SmarTrip Cards in...

WMATA is installing new faregates throughout the system and you may need to upgrade your SmarTrip card.

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Pick Your Own Flowers at the Epic Burnsi...

It's tulip time! This annual event is a beautiful way to get out and enjoy nature as you pick your own flowers directly from the fields.

Attractions
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This Weekend (April 16-18)

Catch drive-in movies, wine tastings, and so much more!

Things To Do
Windsor Police Officer Joe Gutierrez Fir...

Windsor Police officer Joe Gutierrez is fired after he did not follow department policy at a forceful traffic stop of Black Army officer Caron Nazario in December.

Local News
A Visitors Guide: Great Falls Park and T...

Enjoy the trails and views of the Great Falls via the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Park in Maryland.

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State Articles
Virginia’s Historic Hotels: The Martha W...

The stately Four-Diamond Martha Washington Inn & Spa, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Abingdon, has been the stage for many stories over its historic lifetime. This inn was built in 1832!

Local Culture
13 Presidential Quotes About Moms (and Pictures of Them, Too!)

Yes, it's true: Even presidents love their mommies. From Washington to Biden, look at these mom pics and read these presidential quotes about moms.

Local Culture
Virginia Safari Park Welcomes 2 Baby Rhi...

The Virginia Safari Park has recently announced the arrival of two new members to its herd. Rhino mothers Samira and Kya each gave birth to a new rhino calf, both at the end of 2020—a boy and a girl.

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18 Quotes About Moms By Famous People—Bo...

Our mothers are the first to teach us about love. And that love is clear in these 18 quotes about moms by famous people over the years.

Local Culture
Norfolk's Willoughby Harbor Marina Is Getting a New Seafood Resta...

Willoughby Fish House aims for Memorial Day weekend opening. The waterfront restaurant will feature a mix of seafood and American comfort food served in a maritime atmosphere.

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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
Head Out to These Drive-In Theaters in V...

Grab the popcorn and some cozy blankets—you'll want to add these drive-ins to your summer plans!

Attractions
Surprise Lesser Kudu Calf Born Overnight at the National Zoo

The baby was born on March 28 to parents Rogue and Garrett. Right now, he's spending quality time with mom in a quiet enclosure away from the exhibit.

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Second Seal Returned to Ocean After Reha...

The seal was found on the beach in Ocean City suffering from dehydration. Nicknamed "Stuart Little," the rehab team taught him how to forage for ice, essential to keep him hydrated.

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96th Annual Chincoteague Island Pony Swi...

Fans of the Pony Swim at Chincoteague Island are going to have to make other plans. The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company canceled their annual fundraiser due to the uncertainty regarding COVID-19 restrictions.

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West Virginia Wants to Pay You to Live There, and We’re Getting O...

Pack up your laptop and head to the mountains! West Virginia just launched the nation’s premiere remote work program.

Travel
National Indigenous People's Day and Jun...

Arlington will be effectively replacing one holiday, while adding an additional holiday to the calendar this year.

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National Articles
Now You Can Buy Beer From Queen Elizabet...

It seems Queen Elizabeth's gotten into the brewing game. Drink like a royal with pints sold at Sandringham Estate's gift shop.

Products & Promotions
'Tiger King': Carole Baskin Launches Cat...

"Tiger King" star Carole Baskin has launched her own cryptocurrency. Called $CAT, the crypto coin will allow fans to buy merch and more from Big Cat Rescue animal sanctuary.

Entertainment
Different Types of Car Tires: Which Is Right for You?

Do you know the differences in car tires? Check 'em out. Choosing the right type of tire is key.

Automotive
Hershey Recalls Chocolate Shell Topping ...

The Hershey Company announced a "voluntary recall" of the Hershey's Chocolate Shell Topping, a single lot, after it was discovered that it was filled with the Heath Shell Topping product and contains almonds.

Products & Promotions
'Birds Aren't Real,' They're 'Robotic Re...

According to its website, Birds Aren't Real was founded back in 1976 and the movement's main prerogative is to shed light on the government's use of "robotic replicas" that are watching us all.

Local Culture
Debris From Chinese Rocket to Hit Earth, But Nobody Knows When or...

A 98-foot-long, 20-ton section of the Long March 5B rocket, which was launched by China in late April, is expected to crash back to Earth this weekend. Oh, and get this—nobody is exactly sure of when or where it will re-enter the atmosphere. That's ... comforting.

World
Pandora Switching to Lab-Created Diamond...

Pandora Jewelry is making a move to cut out traditional diamonds and replace them with ones created in a lab. The Copenhagen-based company is making the switch in order to make diamonds more accessible and sell a product that is more sustainable and free from human rights issues.

Style
VIDEO: Terrifying Footage Shows Shark Ci...

In shocking video footage, Anela Rezentes, 6, can be seen splashing in the water along the shoreline of Oahu's Kalama Beach on Sunday when a shark began circling her. Luckily, the girl walked away unharmed.

National News
Will Smith Announced a Body Transformation Collab With YouTube

Will Smith posted a photo of himself in what he calls, "the worst shape of his life." However, the next day he added a video and announced he is ready to get back to the gym and teaming up with YouTube to document his fitness journey.

Entertainment
7 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts for Eve...

In case you're scrambling for a last-minute gift for Mother's Day, don't worry; we've got you covered. We've found gifts that moms from all walks of life will enjoy, from the avid reader to the master chef, to the makeup guru and everything else in between.

Lifestyle
Peloton Finally Recalls Treadmills Month...

Back in March, when the Tread+ treadmill pulled a 6-year-old under the rotating track, resulting in the child's death, Peloton was adamant about not recalling the treadmill.

National News
Robert Downey Jr's Assistant Reportedly Killed in Car Crash

On Thursday, May 6, Robert Downey Jr. took to social media to share "a terrible and shocking tragedy." His assistant and right-hand man Jimmy Rich was reportedly killed in a car crash on Wednesday night.

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