Alexandria Businessmen buy Tula’s Off Main

By R.W Tagert Local Alexandrians, Mark Allen and John McCaslin, have recently purchased Tula’s Off Main, a contemporary American restaurant in Washington, VA (commonly referred to as Little Washington). I recently visited them at their restaurant to see if they had lost their minds…they haven’t. Both businessmen have homes in the area and absolutely love […]

Publishers Notes

By Bob Tagert Well, here we go again, another month and another Publisher’s Notes. On second thought, if I think that this is tough, how about those great writers that contribute to this publication. I think that I better rethink my position. We have a fantastic group of talented people on board this crazy ship […]

Urban Garden

By Jimmy Deaton Hi Folks. Can you believe it’s October already and yet we are still harvesting tomatoes and sweet peppers as well as chili’s including Jalapeno’s, Serrano’s and another one of our creations the Del Ray Cajun. This is a very versatile chili that has gotten a great review by national chili pod reviewer, […]

Searching for Yield in Today’s Market

By Carl Trevison   Searching for Yield in Today’s Market   Income-oriented investors have had a tough go of it for the past several years. Persistently low interest rates have curtailed traditional sources of yield. Yet, by broadening their search criteria, investors may uncover new ways to diversify their income portfolios with potentially more attractive […]

Alexandria’s Civil War Ghosts and Graveyards

By Doug Coleman ALEXANDRIA’S CIVIL WAR GHOSTS AND GRAVEYARDS In 1860 the population of Alexandria was 12,862. When the Civil War ended five years later, about half this number of Union soldiers, “contrabands” and Confederate prisoners remained behind in Alexandria’s cemeteries. It is not surprising, then, that a few restless souls remain behind as well. […]

The Perfect Puff

By Julie Reardon “You had our hearts from the start, little brown puppy with the nappy fur born on a summer night 15 years ago. There was never any question which of the six puppies we would keep from a special litter I bred specifically for my next dog the first year we owned Hope […]

National Harbor Events October 2015

National Harbor Events October 2015 Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 am- 5:00 pm Millers Farm Market On American Way Miller Farms offers a wide variety of local seasonal fruits and vegetables along with some imports – lemons, limes, pineapple, etc. – as well as baked goods and flowers. It is getting to be mum season and […]

Teaching an Old Bass Guide a New Trick

By Steve Chaconas For the last 30 years, I’ve been a bass hound. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and occasional snakehead were all I targeted. I’d become a species, and tackle, snob. Spinning and baitcasting reels with heavy line and large hooks are my weapons of choice. I winch fish to my high performance Skeeter bass […]

King Street Cat Adoption Schedule October 2015

For details please see our Website:   Or contact us via email at:   King Street Cats 25 Dove Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 Every Saturday and Sunday from 1.30pm-4.30pm   Pro Feed Bradlee Shopping Center, 3690 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302 Every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-4pm   Petco Unleashed 1101 S Joyce […]

Oyster Farming: Sustainability on a Half Shell

By R.W. Tagert At the beginning of 2000 the oyster industry was at an all time low and the Chesapeake Bay had just recorded its lowest oyster harvest in history. This is about the time that individuals and the states of Maryland and Virginia began to bring the oyster back to dominance. The states began […]