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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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Amazon Creates Fund for Affordable Housi...

Amazon's first installment will provide $567 million for affordable housing in Arlington, Virginia. The company’s gift will fund at least 1,300 affordable apartments in Arlington over the next five years.

Local News
Jaywalking Will Be Decriminalized Starti...

Jaywalking in Virginia will no longer be a primary offense come March 1.

Local News
VIDEO: See What DC Looked Like in 1945 in This Vintage Educationa...

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

Local Culture
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
Historic White's Ferry in Montgomery Cou...

The ferry has operated on the Potomac River for more than 200 years. The closure is a result of a long-running legal dispute over the landing point in Virginia.

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10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This Weekend (January 1–3)

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
Legal Sports Betting May Begin as Early ...

Sports betting will only be available online or via a smartphone in Virginia.

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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
After 111 Years, Virginia Officially Removes Robert E. Lee Statue...

The Governor's Commission for Historical Statues in the United States proposed civil rights activist Barbara Johns for the new statue.

Local News
Virginia's Favorite Christmas Treat Is ....

According to a report by Zippia, Virginians are searching for recipes to make these tasty little cookies more than any other seasonal dessert.

Food & Drink
As Part of Government Study, DC Will Exp...

The Department of Health and Human Services is studying stool samples to trace virus spread and hot spots around the country.

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State Articles
Virginia Hikes: The Devil's Fork Loop Tr...

Virginia is full of beautiful hiking trails and natural wonders to explore. One of them is known as The Devil's Bathtub.

Attractions
Metropolitan Washington 'Restaurant Week' Offering Take-Out Meal ...

Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week is back on track for January 25, and we can hardly contain ourselves! For two weeks, restaurants in the District and NoVa will offer up unbeatable meal deals for carryout between $22, $35, and $55.

Events
'Restaurant Week' in Norfolk and Newport...

Many participating restaurants in Norfolk and Newport News will be making their deals available for carryout this year.

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

Welcome to Rutledge Farm. This elegant Loudoun County home features an expansive horse farm and several charming outbuildings.

Real Estate
Virginia Zoo Welcomes 'Feisty' Baby Giraffe

The Virginia Zoo has recently welcomed the first baby of the year—a baby girl Masai giraffe. The "feisty," 6-foot-1 giraffe was born on January 11 to proud parents Imara and Billy, announced the zoo on Thursday.

Attractions
Winter Wildlife Festival in Virginia Bea...

Throughout the month of January, bird-lovers can celebrate the region's winged wonders through contests, tours, and more!

Events
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
Weird Facts of The 757: The Battle of Great Bridge

Weird fact about Chesapeake: We hosted a battle for 30 minutes, and our only casualty was a sore thumb.

Local Culture
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
Busch Gardens Announces Winter Weekends ...

Busch Gardens is planning new and exciting events for January, February, and early March for the first time ever.

Events
Maryland and Virginia Rank in the Top 5 Places to Find a Job

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

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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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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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