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Did You Know That The Washington Monument Has a 'Mini-Me'?

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

Local Culture
Head to Burnside Farms to Experience the...

Gather everyone up for a day trip to Nokesville, Virginia, to see the famous sunflower fields at Burnside Farms.

Events
DC Restores Indoor Mask Mandate as Delta...

DC residents must wear masks indoors beginning Saturday, July 31 at 5 a.m.

Local News
5 Things People Moving to DC Should Know

D.C. has more to offer than scandal and politics. If you're moving to D.C., here's what you need to know.

Local Culture
The 6 Commandments of 'Slugging'

Slugging is little more than organized hitchhiking. Unique to the D.C. region, it brings scores of commuters to huddle in shuffling masses, just waiting for the right offer.

Automotive
Smithsonian Institute Reveals Names of B...

Following through on a public vote to name three adorable black-footed ferret kits, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute revealed the winning names this week.

Local News
5 Spots to Pick Virginia Peaches This Summer

That's right, summer's juiciest fruit is ripe and ready for picking in an orchard near you. Virginia has a great climate for peaches, and you can find a pick-your-own farm in just about every other county in the state.

Attractions
'Return to Live' Concert Series: $20 Tic...

Live Nation announced last week a special online deal for concert-goers from July 28-August 1, with an additional perk for T-Mobile customers.

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

Embrace the summer heat with wine gardens, block parties, and more throughout the DMV!

Events
Virginia Dream Homes: A Beautiful Smith Mountain Lake Retreat for...

Get away to the lake with this week's featured listing. It has its own stretch of Smith Mountain Lake.

Real Estate
'Superbug' Fungus Hitting DC Nursing Hom...

Outbreaks of a "superbug" fungus has occurred in a Washington D.C. nursing home and two hospitals in Dallas. Some cases have shown resistance to treatment and medication.

Local News
'The Asian Festival on Main' Brings the ...

Immerse yourself in Asian culture with this inaugural street festival in Fairfax.

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State Articles
Colin Powell, first Black US Secretary o...

Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state, has died following a battle with COVID-19, his family said on Facebook. He was 84.

News
National Park Service Announces New Bike Lane at National Mall

The new two-way protected lane for bicyclists on 15th Street is the result of a long-term collaboration between the National Park Service (NPS) and D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT).

Local News
This Virginia Beach goose has neighbors ...

A community in Virginia has had a special tradition for decades. When the people who started it moved away, neighbors thought it might be over. But when Dana Freed and Dominick DiColandrea moved in, they kept the tradition alive.

Local News
Sexual Assault Inside Chantilly High Sch...

A Fairfax man is facing multiple charges in connection with a Sept. 27 sexual assault inside Chantilly High School last month.

News
This Virginia Bourbon Bar Is Located Inside an 18th-Century Grana...

See why this watering hole landed on The Bourbon Review's annual roundup!

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

! For fall fun in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, be sure to take a look at our list and plan ahead. Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, October 15, to Sunday, October 17.

Events
NoVA Schools Rank The Best In Virginia F...

Elementary and middle schools in Arlington and Prince William were ranked the best in Virginia in U.S. News's inaugural school ranking.

Local News
Police identify 51-year-old shooting victim found outside Richmon...

Authorities said 51-year-old Hassan Dixon was found dead outside of the Carolina Express convenience store in Richmond.

News
5 Historic Sites You Can't Miss in Alexa...

Attractions
Do You Really Need to Rake Up Those Leav...

The dreaded fall chore of raking up fallen leaves may actually be doing more harm than good. Step away from the rake, and see what the experts have to say.

Home & Garden
Public Emergency Order in DC Extended to January 2022

On Thursday, October 7, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that she has extended the public emergency order. It was set to expire last Friday but has been extended to January 7, 2022.

Local News
6 Things to Do If You're Stuck in Dulles...

"Boring" doesn't need to describe your layover at Dulles International Airport.

Travel
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National Articles
Review: Despite Flaws, We Lowkey Love 'N...

Daniel Craig's latest and last installment of his James Bond series, "No Time to Die," is an operatic send-off for what might be our best Bond ever, and certainly, our most human.

Film
Heinz Selling Halloween-Themed Ketchup a...

For Halloween, Heinz is doubling down by launching a “blood” version of their ketchup, along with some ketchup-friendly costumes.

Products & Promotions
White Vans Sales See 7,800% Increase Thanks to 'Squid Game'

Vans has seen a 7,800% increase in sales ever since "Squid Game" premiered on Netflix in September—and they're selling out very fast!

Style
2021 Hallmark Christmas Movie Drinking G...

Nothing says the holiday season quite like a cheesy, overly dramatic Hallmark Christmas movie. Allow me to introduce the 2021 Hallmark Christmas Movie Drinking Game, created by yours truly. Please drink responsibly.

TV
Popeyes and Megan Thee Stallion Kick Off...

Popeyes has unveiled a special collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, and the first order of business is a brand-new hot sauce.

Products & Promotions
TikTok Hack Claims to Remove the Taste of Alcohol

The latest TikTok hack sees users adding a small amount of baking soda, a pinch of salt, and some water to vodka or tequila, and having it remove the taste of alcohol!

Products & Promotions
4 'Squid Game' Masks for Your Last-Minut...

Did you love the Korean horror thriller, "Squid Game?" Check out these inexpensive masks that will have you looking like you're part of the show.

Style
Halloween Isn’t the Only Horrifying Holi...

Whether you’re naughty or nice, we’ve discovered that Christmas has a serious dark side. Let’s set aside that warm and cozy fireside scene and take a look at the horrifying side of Christmas.

Local Culture
Former US president Bill Clinton in hospital

Former US president Bill Clinton was in hospital with an infection on Thursday, a spokesman for the 75-year-old said. Doctors said Clinton was responding well at the center in Irvine, California. The infection was not connected to the coronavirus.

National News
Trick-or-Treaters With Special Needs: An...

How to make sure all the kids, especially those with special needs, enjoy Halloween night.

Wellness
7 Wild Conspiracy Theories We Can't Stop...

We can't get enough of it. Portals to another dimension, lizard people, hoaxes, and secret government spying made our list.

Local Culture
Friday Office Cocktail: Aviation Cocktail Recipe

The OCN Drinks crew is serving up something purple, pretty, and powerful in support of Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Recipes
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