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Chevy Chase author challenges families to eat together

Aviva Goldfarb is making it her mission to have families all over the country eat dinner together. She wants to get 10,000 people to commit to eating dinner together as a family at least three times a week for four weeks.

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 07:41am EDT

Tags: Aviva Goldfarb, The Family Dinner Challenge, family, dinner, Rachel Nania, spinach and mushroom risotto, family dinner

It's not about the retail: Local school uses American Girl for history, life lessons

Beverly Vick leads an American Girl club for students at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School in Alexandria, Va.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 08:56am EDT

Tags: American Girl, American Girl dolls, Douglas MacArthur Elementary School, club, Beverly Vick, Rachel Nania, girls

Trading ‘om's for ‘ha's in laughter yoga

Some Arlington residents are participating in a yoga class that requires no mat, no downward-facing dog and no sweat. It's no joke, but it is something to laugh at.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 08:42am EDT

Tags: yoga, laughter yoga, Arlington, stress, Rachel Nania

Steering girls toward STEM: Statistics and solutions

Women are significantly underrepresented in one of the fastest growing job sectors in the U.S. Experts say parents and teachers need to support girls' interest in math and science at a young age.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 09:14am EDT

Tags: math, science, STEM, career, college, Women, work, Rachel Nania

Are malls dead? The landscape of retail in the D.C. area

As some local malls struggle to maintain business, others flourish. But is this sustainable? And what is the future of retail in the D.C. area?

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 11:21am EDT

Tags: malls, mall, retail, Rachel Nania, Springfield Mall, Ballston Common Mall, Bethesda Row, development, shopping

Money doesn't grow on trees: Small farmers turn to organic alternatives

Organic food products are traditionally more expensive for consumers than their conventional varieties. This difference in price is also felt by the farmers who grow and produce certified organic food. But a new program is helping small farmers grow certified natural food.

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 08:31am EDT

Tags: organic, organic food, farm, Certified Naturally Grown, Rachel Nania, market, usda

Homebrew and honey: Kickstarter campaign launched for DC State Fair

It's not a state, but that doesn't stop the District of Columbia from having a state fair. Back for its fourth year, the annual DC State Fair is slated for Sept. 28.

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 08:25am EDT

Tags: D.C., DC State Fair, fair, contest, Rachel Nania, homebrew, pie, cupcakes, Kickstarter

The farmers behind the farmers market

As Virginia's Farmers Market Week draws to a close, WTOP took a trip to the Ballston FRESHFARM Market to get the stories behind the men and women who grow and make our food.

Friday - 08/09/2013, 08:44am EDT

Tags: farmers market, FreshFarm Market, Rachel Nania, local, food, farm

A growing culture: D.C. becomes 'hotbed' for soccer fans, supporters

It's nothing new, but it's something to be noted: The fan base of soccer in the D.C. area is growing -- and at a rapid pace.

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 09:07am EDT

Tags: soccer, D.C. United, Laughing Man Tavern, Rachel Nania, Men, English Premier League, Justin Coughlan, American Outlaws

Brooklyn Flea expands to D.C. this fall

On Sept. 14, Brooklyn Flea will launch its D.C. version, District Flea, for six Saturdays at 645 Florida Ave., N.W.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 09:09am EDT

Tags: Brooklyn Flea, flea, flea market, District Flea, Rachel Nania, JBG, Atlantic Plumbing, Florida Avenue, D.C.

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