Publisher’s Notes – August 2014
Just like the strange winter we had, this summer is turning out a little weird as well. The temps have risen to the 90’s with the normal northern VA humidity but we have also had some very pleasant low 80’s with no humidity – much like today is as I write this. I guess there is something to be said about the “Dog Days of Summer” as I believe they are going to be upon us in August. Check out the informative piece on page 27 for the real reasons it is believed that August is in the middle of the Dog Days!
To escape the heat we took our road trip to Rocky Gap Resort near Cumberland, MD. It is always refreshing to go to the mountains and I look forward to a return trip this fall. Also in this month’s issue is the scoop on Alexandria’s Restaurant Week that runs August 15-22. Check out our ad in this issue for more information. Speaking of restaurants, owners Steve Lecureux and his sister Laurence Matrat of Chez Andree restaurant will celebrate 50 years of serving Alexandria. Be sure to stop in at this little out of the way spot in Del Ray and say congratulations.
Liz Jones writes about Affordable Signs (who are celebrating 25 years of business) in the Business Profile and I gave Laura Parker a break to go on vacation and took on the task of interviewing one of Old Town’s favorite musicians back in the day – Lenny Williams- for our Personality Profile. Many of you will remember him from the old days when we actually had several good live music venues in Old Town. Lori Welch gives us an update on the countdown to the big day – all of you Single Space fans have been following the road that got her there!
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Stay Cool out there!
Written by: Bob Tagert