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Guide: Where to shop local this holiday season

With the onset of holiday shopping upon us, some shoppers are looking for alternatives to visiting big outlets and other major chains. Local markets are the perfect option.

Friday - 11/29/2013, 07:53am EST

Tags: holiday shopping, markets, crafts, DC Brau, Think Local First DC, Rachel Nania,

Undeclared weapons seized at Dulles airport

A cache of firearms was sezied last week at Washington Dulles International Airport, officials say.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 05:29pm EST

Tags: Washington Dulles International Airport, unclaimed weapons,

Homeless services gear up for long winter

With winter around the corner, the Salvation Army and other organizations that help the homeless are gearing up for what some forecasters say will be a frigid season.

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 06:22am EST

Tags: Grate Patrol, homeless,

How young is too young to learn mixed martial arts?

Mixed martial arts can be both brutal and cathartic. Practitioners boast of the mental focus and physical prowess needed to success in the sport. But some detractors say MMA's popularity is attracting the wrong sort of athletes.

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 05:57am EST

Tags: Mixed Martial Arts, Fairfax Hackley, MMA, Capital MMA & Elite Fitness, College Park MMA, Sebastian Montalvo, UFC, Joshua Peters, Jeremy Lafreniere

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Online dating woes and triumphs

After four years and roughly 50 dates, Jill Holbrook knows how to recognize a good catch.

Saturday - 11/09/2013, 10:23am EST

Tags: dating, online dating, Jill Holbrook

Death shrines: Washington's other monuments

For more than a decade, Lloyd Wolf has driven to death shrines in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. He has met family members and neighbors of these victims, and snapped photos of their tributes to the people they have lost.

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 11:32am EST

Tags: death shrines, photographs

Apothecary Museum: Hidden treasures in Old Town Alexandria

Wooden shelves and bell jars line the walls of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum in Old Town Alexandria.

Friday - 10/25/2013, 09:02am EDT

Tags: Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, Old Town Alexandria,

What do wounded vets and rock 'n roll have in common?

From The Cult to Billy Idol, guitarist Billy Morrison knows how to rock and roll.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 08:23am EDT

Tags: Billy Morrison, Boulder Crest Military and Veteran Wellness Retreat, Camp Freddy

Ballroom dancing helps kids with confidence, manners

Several dance studios in the region offer ballroom classes for children.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 12:32pm EDT

Tags: Jennifer Christophel, Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center, dance, ballroom dance

Tips down as shutdown stings service industry

Cups clank and grills sizzle on a rainy morning inside Tastee Diner. While the typical sounds remain at the Bethesda, Md. eatery, something is noticeably absent: Customers.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 03:18pm EDT

Tags: shutdown, tastee diner, black squirrel,

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