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Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 02/14/2013

A handy guide to Valentine’s Day in the Washington area

Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you choose to celebrate or not, Feb. 14 is a hard date to ignore. Love is all around, at D.C. area restaurants, cinemas, and even at the zoo. Here’s a handy guide to everything you need to know today:

Get that loving feeling:

Weddings have skyrocketed in the last year in Anne Arundel County. Couples share their love stories.

Last-minute date ideas:

Check out these lists of D.C.’s most romantic places, 10 dates under $20 and dozens of Metro-accessible dates. If all else fails, a new smartphone app can help you find a crazy blind date.

Your D.C. Valentines:

See readers’ Washington-themed love notes — and add your own clever valentine. Then take this test to find out: how deep is your love?

Love at the movies:

“Safe Haven,” “Beautiful Creatures” and “A Good Day to Die Hard” all hit theaters today. If these flicks don’t appeal, there’s always the low-key option to stream movies at home.

And in the animal kingdom:

Feb. 14 is a day of love. Or, in the case of animals at the National Zoo, lust.

An alternative to roses:

What to do if you’re fed up with stale, overpriced buds on Valentine’s Day.

Grammatical pick-up lines:

A grammatically correct guide to scoring the single guy or gal of your dreams.

Love messages from D.C.’s top athletes:

Wizards and Capitals players say “Happy Valentine’s Day,” each in their native language.


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Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 02/12/2013

Share your D-M-V-themed valentines

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and love is definitely in the air in the D-M-V.

Are you feeling the love? Think you can do better than “My love for you is monumental”? If so, we want to hear your Washington-themed valentines.

Peruse other readers’ love wishes, then leave a comment with your own heartfelt one-liner.

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Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 02/05/2013

D.C. sets new Guinness record

This post has been updated.

Kids worldwide — and a few celebrities — helped set a world record on Tuesday, donating more than 16,000 used running shoes destined to become surfaces for playgrounds and athletic fields.

Used running shoes filled the long driveway of the National Geographic Society in downtown Washington as a Guinness World Records representative certified the new mark — 16,407 shoes laid heel-to-toe.
(David Beard)

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Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Think you’re a master of local trivia? Try answering the Washingtology question of the day from Cultural Tourism DC. Take your best guess, and see what others have answered in our daily quiz.

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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Union officer Elmer Ellsworth.

Think you’re a master of local trivia? Try answering the Washingtology question of the day from Cultural Tourism DC. Take your best guess, and see what others have answered in our daily quiz.

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