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Virginia Dream Homes: A Waterfront Getaway on the North River for...

Anyone up for some "sitting on the dock, just wasting time"? As the song goes, there's nothing better than "watching the ships roll in." This week's featured listing is known as Riverview and it's aptly named for its spectacular location on the banks of North River.

Real Estate
Marijuana Will Be Legal in Virginia Earl...

Simple marijuana possession will now be legal beginning July 1.

Local News
5 Ways to Entertain Yourself During Your...

Keeping your sanity on the road is important. Here are some tips on how to make your drive less stressful.

Travel
DC Is Getting Its First 100% Self-Pour Pub

The city’s first 100% self-pour pub and restaurant is coming this spring to southeast Washington, D.C. The new pub, Tap99, gets its name from the 99 different types of drinks that it offers, including beer, wine, cider, and premixed cocktails.

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

Highlights include a wine festival, shopping pop-up, and a virtual 5K for a well-known charity. Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, April 9, to Sunday, April 11.

Events
Virginia Dream Homes: A Mountaintop Esta...

Live luxuriously among the clouds in this elegant country estate. It's located at the top of Prickly Pear Mountain and includes over 85 acres of woodlands.

Real Estate
The Semper 5ive Race Is Going Live at Quantico on May 15

Looking for a family-friendly, in-person race this spring? Head to Marine Base Quantico for this 5-miler!

Events
DC-Area University Students May Be Requi...

Rutgers leads the way in DC-area universities considering requiring the COVID-19 vaccine before fall semester.

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

Happy Easter! Check out this "hoppin" good list of events in the DMV!

Events
Need a Day Trip? Visit the Virginia Safari Park!

The Virginia Safari Park is hands-down one of my favorite attractions in the greater DMV area. After all, it's an unforgettable experience straight out of Africa!

Attractions
Virginia Beach's Chris Taylor Hosting Vi...

Homerun for Hope takes place March 26 from 8-10 p.m. EST. Tickets available now. All proceeds will go to the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters and the Roc Solid Foundation.

Local News
How 43 Giant, Crumbling Presidential Hea...

After an ambitious monument went bust, big presidential heads remain.

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State Articles
The Getaway House in DC: Is It the Right...

An overview of the Washington, D.C., Getaway House location in Stanardsville, Virginia, near Shenandoah National Park.

Attractions
The Ultimate Summer Question: Ocean City or Virginia Beach?

Summer isn't that far off, and it's time to start planning your beach getaway. But to where? Ocean City or Virginia Beach?

Travel
Amazon's New Franconia Grocery Store Is ...

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.

Local News
DC Government Services to Close for Eman...

The closures will be in effect on Friday, Apr. 16, 2021. There will not be an Emancipation Day parade due to the pandemic.

Local News
Surf n' Turf Restaurant 'The Fishin' Pig' Heads to Norfolk This S...

The mid-Atlantic loves its seafood—think crab cakes and fried catfish—but it also really likes barbecue. Thankfully, you don't have to choose between the two when The Fishin' Pig is around, and lucky for us, they're expanding their tasty offerings in the Virginia area!

Restaurants
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.

Local News
Dozens of Recipes for When You're Stuck ...

Cooking and eating at home can get boring fast when you're stuck at home. We've compiled some of our favorite recipes over the past year to help you stay well-fed, happy, and healthy. Let's get started!

Recipes
The Virginia State Fair Is Back for 2021, and We Couldn’t Be Happ...

Get ready for funnel cake and cotton candy. The State Fair of Virginia is planning its comeback in 2021!

Attractions
A Beginner's Guide to Catching Blue Crab...

One of summer's best foods is also free for the taking if you know how to to go crabbing! Here are some easy methods for a beginner that will have you out on the water in no time.

Local Culture
3 Best Dog-Friendly Beaches Near DC

Because a trip to the beach isn't the same without your furry friend.

Attractions
How to Attract Hummingbirds This Spring

Hummingbirds have been spotted in southern Virginia, and it's the perfect time to make them feel welcome. Here are some great plants and feeders that will attract these colorful little friends to your yard.

Home & Garden
Have You Ever Looked at the Feet on the ...

The image on the Virginia state flag and seal show a man standing in top of another in victory. But his feet are seriously deformed.

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National Articles
Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home

Earth Day is Thursday, April 22. Created to raise awareness about protecting our planet, the first Earth Day led to the passage of environmental laws such as the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species acts. The theme for Earth Day 2021 is restore our earth.

Events
Every Title Coming to and Leaving Netfli...

New month, new Netflix titles. There are a ton of titles arriving on the streaming service this month, but there are also a ton of movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in May 2021.

Entertainment
Every Title Coming to Amazon Prime Video This Month

With so many Amazon Prime Video Originals and other classic movie and TV titles, you'll have plenty to binge-watch this month! Here's everything coming to and leaving Amazon Prime in May 2021.

Entertainment
Drones in Shanghai Light Up the Sky and ...

On Saturday night, hundreds of drones lit up the sky in Shanghai, China, and formed a scannable QR code. The drone show was part of an advertising campaign for a role-playing game.

World
Nostradamus' Predictions for 2021 Includ...

Nostradamus has made many predictions about the future of humanity and he predicted 2021 will be worse than 2020. These predictions included a global famine, asteroids, a devastating earthquake, and a Zombie Apocalypse.

Local Culture
Costco Food Court and Samples Are Back, Baby!

Costco reopening indoor seating and samples distribution will start to make the world feel "normal" again, sort of.

Food & Drink
Movie Theaters Slated to Be Back to Norm...

Recent movie theater analyses predict that movie theater box office returns will be back to normal by 2022, with strong returns by Q4 of this year.

Film
A 'Downton Abbey' Sequel Gives Us Anothe...

Hold on to your corsets—the Crawleys are coming back, just in time for the holidays. That's right, folks, everyone's favorite aristocrats are hitting the big screen in December.

Film
'Best Of' Dating Compilations and Things I've Learned So Far

Here are some of the more interesting interactions and messages I've received. I'm sharing because "laughter through tears" is truly the best emotion, right?!

Local Culture
5 Things Parents Can Say When Their Chil...

Communication is essential when your child is struggling with mental illness. You may wonder what to say to your child that will have an impact. You may feel you are walking on eggshells.

Wellness
Queen Elizabeth II Turns 95, Just Days A...

Today is the Queen's 95th birthday. Just days after the funeral of her husband Prince Philip, whom she was married to for 73 years, it's expected that this year's birthday will be more somber.

World
WATCH: First Successful Helicopter Flight on Mars!

On Monday, April 19, history was made as NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft to make a "powered, controlled flight on another planet."

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