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Cool Treats: Local shops to try this summer!

Are you looking for local shops offering sweet and cool treats to try this summer? Here are 10 local family-owned shops around the DMV where you can fill your craving for chillin' summer sweets!

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Elevate Your Camping Experience

If a break from the sights and sounds of the city is calling your name, it may be time for a camping getaway to rest and recharge. Fortunately, if roughing it isn't your idea of a good time, there are several ways you can elevate your campsite for a less primitive experience. 
Whether your goals are big or small, the path to success begins with the first step. When it comes to fitness and nutrition, champion athletes can attest that small, everyday lifestyle changes can make a big impact. Get inspired to tackle your ambitions with these tips from 20-time World Championship medalist and 12-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin, who knows first-hand the roles that hard work, dedication and a nutritious diet play in achieving the extraordinary.  
Summer Music Series

When: June 25
Where: The Shops at Wisconsin Place
5310 Western Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD
Serenade! A Capella Celebration on Capitol Hill

When: June 24
Where: Lutheran Church of the Reformation
212 East Capitol St. NE
Washington, D.C.
Family Day with Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants 

June 25
National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, D.C. 
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Mom Review: Debbie Lynn Stationary, School and Office Supplies
Mom Reviewer: Christy Petrak

My children aren't quite to the age of needing back-to-school supplies, but my son was still excited to explore the big box of stationary and office supply items that arrived from Debbie Lynn. The box was full of emoji-themed sticky notes and push pins, erasers (animal shaped, scented, and traditional), colored rubber bands, binder clips and sticky note cubes. All the items were colorful and unique--a main goal of the Debbie Lynn brand. Debbie Lynn, Inc. has an interesting back-story. The owner/creator Debbie Melnick is... to read the rest, click here!


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