Things to do this Memorial Weekend

Get ready to kick off summer this holiday weekend! Whether you are headed to the beach this Memorial Day weekend, planning a BBQ with friends, or looking for some fun activities to do in the city there is no shortage of fun things to do this weekend. Honor those who have served at the National Memorial Day Parade downtown on Constitution Avenue on Monday, May 29 at 2:00 p.m. Listen to live music on the Capitol lawn at the National Memorial Day concert on Sunday, May 28 starting at 8:00pm. Jazz in the Garden has returned. On Friday, May 26 starting at 5:00pm listen to a performance by Dixieland Jazz Band. Head to Georgetown’s waterfront to grab lunch and then head on the water for a day of ka

Tips for Outdoor Movie Night

It’s almost that time of year when outdoor theaters start popping up around the Washington region. It is a great outdoor activity for all ages to enjoy and best of all it’s FREE! Here are a few tips to make sure you have the ultimate outdoor movie theater experience: Get there early to stake out the perfect spot. Bring cards, a ball, or a board game to play before the show starts. Pack a couple of blankets. One to lay on top of and the other to cozy up in. You may even want to pack a waterproof liner just in case the ground is wet –OR- if it's more comfortable pack a beach chair or fold up chair for the film. Bring plenty of water bottles or other favorite drinks. Pack a picnic. Some outdoor

The Future of Short Term Rentals

In 2008 the landscape of the rental market changed drastically with the emergence of Airbnb, a hospitality website that enables individuals to rent out their homes short term, such as a night, week or month. Now people across the globe have jumped on this money bandwagon and started listing their lodging for short rental periods. Sites like Airbnb have certainly changed the rental arena and have brought into question how home-owners and investors can rent out their space. So what is the future of short term rental in our area? Right now MD & D.C. lack clear and concise regulations that outline parameters for short-term rentals. Both Montgomery Country and D.C. seek to propose amendments and/

Who will pick up my household donations?

There is no time like the spring time to spruce up your home and give it a fresh new look. The change of seasons tends to inspire us to clean out our closets and get rid of any clutter that may have accumulated over the past several months. This spring, challenge yourself to declutter and donate! Try not to get overwhelmed by the entirety of your home and start with just one room at a time. Go through closets, drawers, pantry’s, garages, sheds etc. and start to get rid of items you don’t need. It will be sure to spruce up your space in no time! During this spring clean-up, be sure to donate any items that you no longer need or want -- your clutter may be someone else’s treasure! There are ma







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