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Win a Summer Getaway package to Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center! 

Enter at the link below to be eligible to win this wonderful weekend away! Only one entry will win the package, but several other entries will win Potomac Nationals tickets to be used anytime during the regular season. The sweepstakes closes at the end of July 7th.
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!

 
SUMMER ACTIVITIES
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ARTICLES   
The Best Ways to Prevent the Summer Slide

While summer is the perfect time to be outdoors and let children run around and play, it's also a great time to continue learning outside the classroom. The minds of children are hard at work learning during the school year and keeping them mentally stimulated in the summer is important to retain their new knowledge. 
 
Despite your best intentions to take time off for a relaxing getaway, chances are high that you'll find it difficult to fully unplug from your digital devices. While you probably realize that staying connected prevents you from recharging, you may not be aware that it can also expose you to potential security risks. 

If you're planning a trip and will have your mobile device on hand, keep these tips, from the experts at Intel Security, in mind to help protect your personal information and better guard yourself from online risks.

 
EVENTS   
Story Time

When: July 4
Where: National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, D.C.
Summer Nights in the City

When: July 1
Where: Old Town Plaza - Fairfax
3955 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA
 The Little Mermaid

When:
July 1
Where:
Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Ave.
Bethesda, MD
 
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Mom Review: "World's Smallest" Toys
Mom Reviewer: Pamela Prado

I grew up having a Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack and Chatter Telephone. I currently still have both toys (newer versions I received as gifts when my first child was born). I was naturally very excited to learn the toys would be going tiny! I had no idea just how tiny until I saw my beloved toys in their miniature version. They're about two inches by one inch. The smallest ring on the Rock-a-Stack is about the size of a Life-Saver candy. Like the original toy, the... to read the rest, click here!

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