Well here it is the end of another year, which also marks the end of the 28th year of publishing the Old Town Crier. It hasn’t always been easy, but it certainly has been interesting. Along the way we have met a lot of people and made some wonderful friends. We have enjoyed bringing you information about the great area in which we live, the interesting personalities we have met, and places to dine and shop. We are most indebted to those of you who advertise with us. Without your support none of this would have been possible. In return, we are here for you.
Doug Coleman continues his examination of the Civil War with a look at how Alexandria took care of the sick and wounded during the war and the Mansion House Hotel, soon to be featured as the setting for the new PBS series Mercy Street.
As is my habit, December’s Road Trip is staying home for the holidays…a look at Old Town Alexandria. Dining Out and Behind the Bar feature Chadwick’s and Union Street Public House bringing it home to two Old Town icons.
Sarah Becker explores steps taken to protect works of art during times of war from the day of Hitler to the Middle East today in her A Bit of History column.
Lori Welch takes on ISIS and the terrorist’s activities with her mind and heart in her Open Space column this wonderful holiday season…and she is right. The world may be in disarray, but this is the time of year to promote peace and love, and quite frankly I can’t think of a better time than right here and now. No matter how you celebrate the holiday season please accept this very sincere wish…..Merry Christmas everybody and a very Happy New Year!
About the photo: Make it a point to go see this year’s production of ICE at the Gaylord – it won’t disappoint!!