About Us

Welcome to the Old Town Crier. We are an in-print monthly magazine publication that offers an array of articles for every type of interest. From the Bay to the Blue Ridge we aim to educate, entertain, and offer words of wisdom. To follow specific columns please click on the listed tabs; to view the entire magazine, please visit Past Issues or click on the Magazine Cover below. Enjoy!




Oscar the Osprey – photograph by David Sites. Sites is a plumbing contractor by trade and takes photos for fun. Oscar was born in a tree near his home and he watched it leave it’s nest and land in the water right behind his house and swim up to the shore. That’s why he looks soaking wet. He walked up to Dave and looked at him like I was his father. He says, “It was pretty cool. I live on the water and take my boat out almost daily to look for cool photo opportunities.”

A Bit More About Us!

The Old Town Crier was established in January of 1988 as “Alexandria’s Finest Newsmagazine.” Immediately embraced by the community, the Crier has continued to evolve and grow over the years. We are now known as the publication that literally reaches, “From the Bay to the Blue Ridge.”

The Old Town Crier is distributed monthly to over 450 outlets, including residential homes, restaurants, retail establishments, hotels, and visitor centers all over the greater DC metro area. Currently our in-print readership is well over 75,000 and growing!