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D.C. area saw record lows Tuesday night

As parts of the nation are buried under snow and bracing for winter storms, the D.C. area is experiencing chilly temperatures too after seeing record lows Tuesday night heading into early Wednesday.

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 11:39am EST

Tags: weather, cold, record lows

The rise of the mom-and-pop shop

Goodbye big, national brands. There's a new mainstream retail market that's popping up in D.C. and across the nation. Why and how small business is succeeding.

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 09:22am EDT

Tags: mom-and-pop shops, retail, restaurants, Rachel Nania

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, food, farm

District dining: A week of farm-to-table food

If there's one thing D.C. diners are familiar with, it's Restaurant Week. But for the third year, one local organization and its partners are putting their own spin on the food-focused week: The group is encouraging the hungry masses to eat locally.

Friday - 07/19/2013, 03:32pm EDT

Tags: Think Local First, Eat Local First Week, Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week, Suzanne Simon, D.C., food,

Made in America: Local chefs value homegrown products

In a metropolitan area like D.C., finding farm-fresh produce can be difficult. Finding organic, locally grown food is even harder. However, to some chefs, going the extra mile for natural food is worth it -- for reasons more than taste.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 10:37am EDT

Tags: food, farms, Bayou Bakery, BBQ Joint, District Commons, Dana Gooley

Locals compete in nation's biggest ballroom event

About 1,100 athletes are heading to California this weekend for the 33rd Annual USA Dance National DanceSport Championships in Los Angeles. And many of them are from the Washington region.

Friday - 04/05/2013, 11:02am EDT

Tags: Natalie Plumb, ballroom, dance, competition, National Championship, Los Angeles, live stream, USA Dance, DanceSport