Sherri Dalphonse, Washingtonian

Sherri Dalphonse


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Past articles by Sherri:

The Lockkeeper’s House on DC’s National Mall Reopens Saturday

The oldest structure on the Mall, it was transformed by a $1 million restoration → Read More

The Nationals May Be For Sale. Who Could Buy Them?

The Washington Post reported today that the Lerner family, which owns the Washington Nationals, may be interested in selling the team and has hired a New York investment firm to look for potential investors or buyers. Which Washington figures have deep enough pockets—and, possibly, the interest—to step up to the plate with the $2 billion it might take to own the Nats? Here, a look at some… → Read More

Check Out These Adorable DC-Area Pets

We're into dogs and cats, sure, but here's what it's also like to own a miniature pot-bellied pig, a leopard gecko, and other creatures great and small. → Read More

Yet Another Thing to Blame on the Pandemic—Dentists Are Seeing a Wave of “Covid Cavities”

Apparently, we aren’t brushing and flossing as much—and are snacking more than before → Read More

Summer Camp Demand Is Skyrocketing—Despite (or Maybe Because of) Covid

Why some experts say kids need summer camp more than ever. → Read More

10 Fun—and Safe—Ways to Get Out of the House This Winter in the DC Area

Learn to knit, drink by a toasty outdoor fire, or see a movie on a big screen with just your BFFs. → Read More

For Giving Tuesday: 20 DC-Area Charities That Use Donations Well

All have been vetted by the Catalogue for Philanthropy Greater Washington → Read More

12 Outdoor Ice-Skating Rinks Around Washington

Many rinks that were closed last season due to Covid have reopened for this winter → Read More

We Asked a Spine Surgeon: What Luggage Do You Use?

This sturdy but lightweight bag may save your back from paying a visit to a spine surgeon. → Read More

Seven Fun Ways to Get Out on the Water This Summer

Whether your speed is a canoe or a catamaran, here's how to take advantage of all that riverfront in Washington, DC this summer. → Read More

Music Venues May Be Open, But Outdoor Concerts Are Still Big

Covid forced many venues in the Washington, DC, area to move shows outside—and for now, that's where many are staying. → Read More

Six New Attractions That Opened While We Were All Locked Down

New museums, monuments, and other cool attractions you may have missed in and around Washington DC while we were all on lock down. → Read More

Drive-Ins and Other Outdoor Movies Around the DMV

Alamo Drafthouse Ashburn A pop-up drive-in, expected to re-open in mid-June and run through July 27, will show some of the same new releases playing → Read More

While You Were Locked Down at Home, a Slew of Indoor Entertainment Centers Opened

They're made for bored teens and rainy days. → Read More

Public Pools Are Opening Memorial Day Weekend. Is it Safe to Go?

As pools open Memorial Day weekend, a few precautions might be in order. → Read More

14 of Joe Biden’s Favorite Places to Go When He Visits Rehoboth

Even before Joe and Jill Biden bought a $2.7-million house in North Shores in 2017, they’d been vacationing in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, for decades. → Read More

13 Great Beach Reads From Well-Read DC Types

The Food Explorer Daniel Stone “Stone’s dry humor and eye for anecdote animate David Fairchild’s navigation of agricultural politics and DC bureaucracy as → Read More

8 DC Hotels With Cool Pools

Hotel Zena Logan Circle This Viceroy hotel, hung with art honoring women, has a rooftop pool with chaises and private cabanas—a mural celebrating fertility by local artist Rose Jaffe adorns one cabana. A glowing, six-foot-tall Venus presides at one end of the rooftop. The InterContinental's rooftop pool looks down upon the Wharf. Photo by Mark → Read More

Small-Town Getaways in Driving Distance of Washington, DC

Amble, window-shop, dine—as a day trip or overnight—in charming small towns that are just a short drive away. → Read More

How Big Resorts Have Embraced Covid Safety

Resorts can have hundreds of travelers from all over—not necessarily ideal in the time of Covid. Here's how some spots have adjusted. → Read More