•On Frozen Blog reflects on what the Capitals’ hiring of Dale Hunter means not only for the team, but for Washington as a hockey town.

•Borderstan profles painter Aster de Fonseca, a strong advocate for the local arts scene, whose creative inspiration stems largely from memories of his native Brazil.

•Annandale VA catches up with Brian Butler, the recently appointed principal of a new area elementary school, and notes he’ll ask his teachers to stress teamwork in the classroom.

•Just up the Pike pays a visit to the Flower Avenue Holiday Market in Long Branch, an outdoor retail space created to help Silver Spring vendors sell their goods during the holiday season.

•Every Food Fits uses a recent McDonald’s coupon as a jumping off point to note that there’s nothing wrong with the occasional fast food indulgence. Everything in moderation...including moderation!

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