Spring Some Good Weather On Us!

By Lani Gering Good Lord – the February weather is about to send me over the edge! Especially the wind!! Today as I compose this column, it must be blowing 60 miles an hour! Like most of you regular readers know, I am from Wyoming and the wind can really howl there. As a matter […]


Instead of the usual Publishers Notes highlighting the contents of this issue, this will be more of a tribute to our recently deceased office kitty…Buddha. I am not really known as a cat lover…I have always preferred dogs, however I got lucky a few times. Over the years I have actually had two cats find […]

Peter Stupar, the Photographer of Legendary Rock Musicians

Peter Stupar, the photographer of legendary rock musicians during their classic 1960s and 1970s (and beyond), will be showing his work at Mackie’s Bar and Grill in Old Town Alexandria. His works will remain on display in the dining area through the month of May. Peter is a good friend of our favorite Rock Musician […]

Altura Wine, Beer & Gourmet!

By Bob Tagert   Altura Wine, Beer & Gourmet!          I was on my way to one of our advertisers for a meeting when I parked on North Patrick Street. It is a rare occasion that I ever end up parking on that busy thoroughfare but I was pleasantly surprised to find myself right […]

Daniel O’Connell’s Restaurant & Bar

Daniel O’Connell’s Restaurant & Bar By Artie Lang For this month’s Dining Out we went to one of our favorite places…O’Connell’s. Opened on St. Patrick’s Day in 2005, O’Connell’s was an immediate success and a great addition to the lower end of King Street.  The place should be called Daniel O’Connell’s Restaurant and Bars because […]

Organic Fertilizers

By Jimmy Deaton All plants need oxygen, carbon and hydrogen, which they get from the air, sunlight and water. And they need these in great quantities but they also need nutrients. Most folks go to the neighborhood garden center to pick up what they need but do you really know and understand what it is […]

Potomac River Fished Out?

By Steve Chaconas   Potomac River Fished Out?   In light of last month’s Dominion Power oil spill, sewage discharges in DC and Maryland, and Dominion Power dumping water from coal ash ponds into the Potomac, it’s no wonder the areas anglers are concerned. Fishing has been declining over the last 5 years. Last month […]

On the Road

Old Town Crier readers, Bill and Cathy Fellini traveled all the way to Turkey with the November “Turkey” issue. This photo was taken at Pigeon Valley in Cappadocia. The Fellini’s are residents of Floral Park, NY and subscribers to the OTC.

Alexandria Event Calendar

March 5th The 35th annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday, 12:30 pm Old Town Alexandria The units will step off down the Parade Route at 12:30, with other preliminary events happening earlier in the morning. Meet the 2016 Grand Marshal, John Renner!   25th-27th 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Lee-Fendall House   Egg hunts […]

Keswick Vineyards’ 2014 Cabernet Franc Estate Reserve Awarded 2016 Governor’s Cup

Keswick Vineyards’ 2014 Cabernet Franc Estate Reserve Awarded 2016 Governor’s Cup   Governor Terry McAuliffe awarded the 2016 Virginia Wineries Association’s (VWA) Governor’s Cup to Keswick Vineyards for its 2014 Cabernet Franc Estate Reserve, a pure Cabernet Franc varietal. This award marks the second Governor’s Cup for Keswick, which received the first in 2009 for its […]