Notes from the Publisher

Publisher’s Notes – June 2014

Bob at Skinny Leg's in Coral Bay
Bob at Skinny Leg’s in Coral Bay

I finally figured out how to escape the cold…I went to St. John, USVI for two weeks and when I got back it was warm.  Look for a road trip to St. John in next months issue.

In this issue read about John Reardon, Mr. Nice guy in Laura Parkers Personality Profile. Doug Coleman takes us to Cold Harbor outside of Richmond for one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War in Civil Discourse.  This month Jamie Elliott left her beloved St. John for a quick trip to Old San Juan to celebrate her anniversary in the Caribbean Connection.  Read about her exploits.  Speaking of St. John and the Caribbean, check out the beautiful villas that are advertised in that section. Both properties advertised are owned by local Alexandrians!

Since I was away this past month, Reed Hellman covered me for our monthly Road Trip column.  Read about his adventures with Captain Phil Langley and the Waterman Heritage Tours.  Spin Sheet editor Molly Winans introduces us to Beth Crabtree who will be filling in off and on in From the Bay throughout the year.  Both of these ladies love sailing and Beth outlines why she is partial to sailing with her family.

Sarah Becker’s History column is serving as a special feature to this month’s issue with some of the highlights of the War of 1812.  She covers the war from the beginning along the Chesapeake Bay and Patuxent River all the way to Fort McHenry.  Check out the events that will be taking place in St. Mary’s County and Calvert County this month.

Let’s get ready to celebrate summer and be sure to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads you know out there.  Speaking of Father’s Day – Flat Iron Steak and Saloon is the subject of this month’s Dining Out and treating Dad to a nice juicy steak on his day just might be the thing to do.

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Written by: Bob Tagert

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