Notes from the Publisher

Publisher Notes – April 2014

As I write this on March 24, the temperature last night was 26 degrees and is now a balmy 34.  The next couple of days will see nights in the mid 20’s, but the Weather Channel is forcasting a warming trend through next week.  I have heard that before. Hopefully the forecast is correct and our cover shot won’t look too out of place.

When one thinks of Restaurant Eve in Old Town the next thought that comes to mind is of chef-owner, the award-winning Cathal Armstrong.  They say behind every successful man is a strong woman, and Meshelle Armstrong is no exception.  Laura Parker gives us the goods on this member of the team in this months Personality Profile.

Our Single Space writer, after years of being, well….single, is finally saying yes to the dress and fills us in on all the rest of the frills.  From the Bay columnist Molly Winans shows us sailing on the classic schooner Woodwind through the eyes of newly minted sailors. Check out the Grapevine column and see what winery won the Virginia Governor’s Cup this year.  Neil Williamson brings you up close and personal with these wines.  Doug Coleman again shows us the brutality of war in this months’ installment of Civil Discourse.  The Civil War has been raging since 1861 and will continue for another year.

This months’ Road Trip takes us to the town of Luray, Virginia and the eloquent Mimslyn Inn.  For a true taste of the Old South, take a leisurely drive through Virginia’s countryside and treat yourself to southern hospitality…you won’t be disappointed.  After enduring this harsh winter, I think that everyone is burning up with cabin fever.  Take a road trip or take a short drive to some of Virginia’s fine wineries, distilleries, or Ciderworks.  You will also find unusual eateries along the way.

Let’s not forget the Cherry Blossoms downtown and the Easter Bunny’s appearance – both are good spring time events to celebrate in our fair region! Think Spring!!!

Written by: Bob Tagert

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