Review for All the Light We Cannot See

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”− Francis Bacon. Light and shadow wage war, trade places, and occupy ambiguous spaces in Anthony Doerr’s admirable and fast-moving recent novel All the Light We Cannot See. Set in the period between Europe’s Great War and Hitler’s fulfillment of World War II, […]

A New Year’s Revolution

After more than 40 trips around the sun, I’m thinking back over the decades of New Year’s Resolutions I’ve made for myself. For the very first time in the history of Bonnie I want you to know that I DID IT!!! VAROOM VAROOM! This year I didn’t resolve to lose those nagging 10 lbs, workout […]

Written by: Ryan Unverzagt

Happy New Year! 2015 is here whether we’re ready for it or not. I hope all of you enjoyed a great holiday season with family and friends. If you followed any of my advice the past two months (controlling portion sizes & receiving that fitness gift), you should already be ahead of the game. As […]

The Wildlife of the Chesapeake Need Your Help

The Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center (O.W.R.C.) opened its doors in Lusby, Maryland in 1990 and has been serving the community statewide. When they began, they did so to meet the demand for wildlife rescue in Southern Maryland and the Tri-county Area and now serve all of Maryland. O.W.R.C. rescues about 3,000 animals each year, and […]

Exploring VA Wines – January 2015

I have spent a lot of my time over the years working with organizations involved in the wine industry and Northern Virginia’s rural economy and continue to do so. It seems like I am on more boards now than ever before. This allows me a broader view of how each of the groups relates to […]

Chef’s Special: Chef Jeffrey T. Edwards

Chef Jeffrey T. Edwards Mackie’s Bar and Grill 907 King Street Old Town Alexandria 703-684-3288 When did you first become interested in cooking and why did you decide to pursue a culinary career? I have always loved eating and trying new foods and different cuisines. Growing up, my parents generally took the family out to […]

Behind the Bar: LaVenia “LV” Cofield

LaVenia “LV” Cofield Redstone American Grill 155 National Plaza National Harbor 301-839-3330 How did you get started in the bartending business? I was a cocktail server at McCormick and Schmick’s for 3 years. While I was a “cocktailer” I started learning drinks and became interested in bartending. So I went on vacation and came back […]

Road Trip 2014: A Year in Traveling Review

As I do every January, my road trip will be a summary of the monthly road trips I took in 2014. The term “road trip” may be a little misleading as the July issue took us to St. John, USVI, one of my favorite places. All of the rest are by car. Last February I […]

Bringing Up Baby

So… let’s say you got a puppy or kitten over the holidays. Now what?? Positive, consistent training from the get-go is the key to having a pet everyone will want to be around. And training’s not just for dogs, either – cats can learn a lot of good behaviors, too. The basic training rule for […]

January 2015 Magazine