Notes from the Publisher

November 2015

By Bob Tagert

photo (3)October certainly was a whirlwind month. The real threat of a hurricane coupled with a huge tropical storm out of the Gulf of Mexico brought misery and pain to all of us with damaged joints. The hurricane went out to sea but the storm remained for three days. Today, the day before Halloween, it is bright and sunny with temps going to 70. Hopefully this weather will hang on in November.

This month is a great jacket month for the cool weather, but the crisp fall air makes it ideal for getting outside. Our Road Trip this month takes us to the quaint towns of southern Delaware along the Nanticoke Heritage Byway. Although there are no mountains, the leaves will be changing in Delaware in November and reaching their peak.

It is also a good time to buy a ticket on the yellow line of the Metro and head to Gallery Place in D.C. and grab a cocktail or brunch at Noe Landini’s new restaurant, Bar Deco, in the Penn Quarter in DC. Read about it in the Dining Out feature in the restaurant section. Lori Welch-Brown covers a touchy subject in her Open Space column this month titled “MenTāk-a-paus” and Cooper Vineyards in Louisa is Frank Britt’s pick of the month in Grapevine. Jeff McCord regales us with tales of Captain Kidd in both VA and the Caribbean in Caribbean Connection. This and lots more inside.

Hopefully the two turkeys on our cover are invited guests for dinner at that house…not dinner. Nevertheless, it is a time to be with family and friends and just be thankful for all of our blessings. In a tribute to our Veterans to whom we owe everything, we have a piece on Veterans Day. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving all!

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