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Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream Event Is Back in Full Force for 2021

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is bringing Howl-O-Scream back in full frightening force for 2021. It’s even starting earlier than ever before, open from September 10 to October 31.

Events
Local Teens and Younger Shine in 2021 Ea...

The 59th annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships showcased a huge amount of young, local talent this year.

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

Check out what's happening in DC, Maryland, and Virginia for the weekend roundup for Friday, August 6 to Sunday, August 8.

Events
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
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
Smithsonian Institute Reveals Names of Baby Black-Footed Ferrets

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
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
5 Spots to Pick Virginia Peaches This Su...

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 Tickets Are Available Now!

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
'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
Virginia Dream Homes: A Beautiful Smith ...

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

Real Estate
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State Articles
10 DC Facts You Probably Didn't Know

There is no doubt D.C. has a ton of history. There are some facts that pretty much everyone knows—but here are some D.C. facts you probably didn't know!

Local Culture
Amazon To Fill 3,700 Seasonal Part-, Full-Time Jobs In Virginia

Amazon announced it is hiring people for 150,000 seasonal jobs across the U.S. including 3,700 in Virginia. Starting pay is $18 per hour.

Business
Amish Parents Killed, 8 Children Injured...

On Sunday night, an Amish family of 10 was involved in an accident when their horse-drawn buggy was rear-ended in Farmville, Virginia.

Local News
10 Can't-Miss Events in the DMV This Wee...

Feel like a macabre walking tour? How about harvest festivals or performances of Sweeney Todd? See what's brewing in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia this weekend!

Events
Reduced Metro Service to Continue the Rest of the Week

More than 700 trains have been removed from service until October 24 at the earliest.

Local News
Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin Twins Born at...

A pair of Golden-headed lion tamarins were born at the National Zoo this month. On Monday, the zoo announced 4-year-old Lola gave birth to a set of twins overnight on October 7.

Local News
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
Smithsonian Conservation Institute Announces Birth of 5 Cheetah C...

The Smithsonian Conversation Biology Institute (SCBI) has welcomed five new residents—5 cheetah cubs. The cubs were born last week to 5-year-old Rosalie and 10-year-old Nick.

Local News
National Park Service Announces New Bike...

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
The Spotted Lanternfly: Destructive Insect Has Found Its Way to N...

According to various reports, spotted lanternflies have been threatening wineries in Northern Virginia. Agriculture experts across the country all agree, the spotted lanternfly should be killed on sight.

Home & Garden
5 of the Most Haunted Places in DC

The Old Stone House, the Octagon House ... even the White House? If you ain’t afraid of no ghosts, be sure to check out these five most haunted places in Washington, D.C.

Local Culture
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National Articles
Vintage Halloween Costumes That Will Hau...

People of the past brought their creepy A-game to Halloween. From looking at these nightmare-inducing photos, one thing's for sure: our ancestors were obsessed with huge heads, pillowcases, and general creepiness.

Local Culture
4 Last-Minute Beauty Makeup Looks for Ha...

We love Halloween here at Our Community Now, and so we decided to put our makeup skills to the test and create four different Halloween looks that will get you in the spooky spirit.

Style
The Difference Between Halloween and Día de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead (aka Día de los Muertos) is often confused with or encompassed in Halloween, however, it's a completely different and unique holiday.

Local Culture
Queen Elizabeth II spent night in hospit...

Britain's domestic Press Association news agency said the trip to hospital had been kept under wraps because it was expected to be a short stay, and also to protect the 95-year-old monarch's privacy

World
Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins ...

On Thursday, a crew member died after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm in New Mexico. The crew member has since been identified as director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42. "Rust" director Joel Souza was injured in the on-set accident.

Film
World’s biggest triceratops sells for $7.7 million in Paris

The world’s biggest triceratops skeleton, known as “Big John,” was sold for 6.6 million euros ($7.7 million) Thursday to a private collector at a Paris auction house. The enormous

World
'Bosom Buddies,' 'Newhart' Actor Peter S...

A prolific television and stage actor, Peter Scolari died early this morning following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 66.

Entertainment
The Ultimate Halloween Horror Movie Drin...

In preparation for the ghoulish holiday, we've put together the "Ultimate Halloween Horror Movie Drinking Game". So pick your poison (not literally, though, okay?), throw on your favorite slasher/horror flick, and get ready to be adequately sloshed.

Film
Here's How to Order the 'Jack Skellington' Frappuccino on Starbuc...

You can order a "Jack Skellington" Frappuccino from Starbucks' secret menu, but you might have to explain to your barista how to make it. The frozen coffee drink was inspired by "The Nightmare Before Christmas" movie.

Products & Promotions
How to Observe National Make a Dog's Day...

With tons of tail-wagging ideas, making a dog's day also gives you much-needed canine therapy.

Events
The Story of 'Grizzly Man' Timothy Tread...

He wanted to befriend the wild. Timothy Treadwell was an American bear enthusiast, environmentalist, and documentary filmmaker.

Local Culture
'Being the Ricardos': First-Look at Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball...

Earlier this week, Amazon Studios dropped a trailer for the upcoming Aaron Sorkin-direction film "Being the Ricardos," giving audiences a first-look at Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, respectively.

Film
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