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Weekend Guide: Farm tours, shark weekend, BBQ, more

The weekend is finally upon us, and with a cooler weather outlook than weekends past, it's a great time to get out and enjoy all that the area has to offer. Here are some highlights of what's going on July 26-28 in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 08:40am EDT

Tags: weekend guide, Rachel Nania, things to do, weekend

The allure of absinthe

It's a drink that was made popular at the turn of the 20th century in Parisian cafes and bars. And more than 100 years later, the strong liquor has not lost its appeal.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 08:33am EDT

Tags: absinthe, Matt Ficke, Columbia room, liquor, mixologists, Rachel Nania

Up in the air: D.C. resident spends her 20s touring the world on a trapeze

After graduating from The Field School in Northwest D.C., the Capitol Hill resident was accepted to Wellesley College to study engineering. However, instead of heading up to Massachusetts, Michels-Gualtieri followed a time-sensitive passion that took her halfway around the world -- and several feet in the air.

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 09:01am EDT

Tags: Kaely Michels-Gualtieri, trapeze, circus, gymnastics, acrobatics, Rachel Nania, D.C.

Expectant mothers turn to hypnobirthing method for calmer delivery

Hypnobirthing, a meditative style of birthing, has received a flurry of media attention ever since reports surfaced that Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is considering the childbirth method for her first baby, due this July.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 10:55am EDT

Tags: hypnobirthing, childbirth, Rachel Nania, labor, delivery, pregnancy, natural

Happy hour, yoga: 5 D.C. activities to do with your dog

With so many things to do in the D.C. area, why should you leave your four-legged family member at home? Surprisingly, you don't have to. Here are some unconventional activities you can enjoy with your dog.

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 09:03am EDT

Tags: Natalie Tomlin, Rachel Nania, dogs, pets, dog activities, doga

Virtual rally gathers celebs, support for early childhood development

Have you ever wanted to "hang out" with celebrities like Jennifer Garner and Soledad O'Brien? Well now you can, while also showing support for early childhood education.

Friday - 07/05/2013, 01:05pm EDT

Tags: Jennifer Garner, ZERO TO THREE, early childhood development, early childhood education, children, Patricia Cole, Rachel Nania

A sudsy city: Guide to local breweries

Those looking to sample the suds of craft brewers do not have to travel far. The D.C. area has plenty of local breweries to choose from.

Friday - 07/05/2013, 10:11am EDT

Tags: Beer, brewery, local breweries, guide, Rachel Nania, Dana Gooley

Weekend guide: Live music, culinary cook-offs and international films

Hungry for an exciting summer weekend? Don't let the heat -- and looming chance for potential thunder storms -- keep you inside. There's plenty going on in, and around, D.C. throughout the weekend, including live music, food and film events.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 09:29am EDT

Tags: weekend, weekend guide, music, film festival, food, festival, Smithsonian, Rachel Nania

One parent puts a stop to youth entitlement in household

After witnessing her children's state of entitlement, one mother threw in the towel and decided to make a change in her family.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 12:47pm EDT

Tags: parenting, youth entitlement, children, Kay Wills Wyma, Rachel Nania

Accidental brew intentionally made on derecho's 1 year anniversary

It's almost the one year anniversary of one of D.C.'s most destructive storms. Last June 29, a derecho swept through the area, leaving behind thousands of dollars in damage and hundreds of thousands of residents without power. However, one local brewing company is hoping to relive that storm -- through its beer.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 09:13am EDT

Tags: Port City Brewing Company, Beer, derecho, brew, Bill Butcher, Rachel Nania

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