The Swans of Fifth Avenue

The Swans of Fifth Avenue  Miriam R. Kramer The author Truman Capote cut a dashing figure in the world of American letters from the time he was discovered in 1948 for the novel Other Voices, Other Rooms, which pictured him posing seductively on the back cover. His high voice, short stature, and unveiled homosexuality set […]

Behind the Bar: Shavani “Vani” Malhotra

Behind the Bar Shavani “Vani”Malhotra Warehouse Bar and Grill King Street 214 King Street Old Town Alexandria 703-683-6868   Vani serves up the Warehouse Perfect Lemon Drop – the secret is in the mix!* How did you get started in the bartending business? Well….my parents were hoping I’d be a lawyer or a doctor and […]

On the Road

Some of the Old Town Crier’s very favorite Calvert County residents/readers took a break during their trip to Italy to snap a photo in the ancient city of Pompei. A grand time was had by all. Photo by Tom Posey From Left to Right: Julie Carrol-Posey, Melissa McCormick and Jeannie Cousineau-Stone.

Black Mountain: IV

By Chris Anderson   …and so 2016 continues its hard slog, claiming musical legends at every turn. Just today we learned of the passing of Malik Taylor, better known as Phife Dawg. Along with Q-Tip, Phife led A Tribe Called Quest, one of the most influential hip-hop groups to emerge in the 1990’s. Originally part […]

Girl Crush

By Lori Welch Brown Girl Crush Hate to admit it, but I have a lot of girl crushes. Funny—my brothers probably aren’t surprised by this news. They grew a little concerned when their baby sister was still woefully single at 25, 35 and 45. Pretty sure they spent the better part of the ‘90s waiting […]

Intrepid Snow Birds in Paradise

Intrepid Snow Birds in Paradise by Jeff McCord No one knew if she’d make it. Flying directly into the sustained 111 to 129 mph winds of a Cat 3 hurricane could have been suicidal for a bird weighing barely one pound. But, she was determined to make it to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Never much […]

The Rewards of Fostering & TNR

By: Sarah Liu & Jason Berger The Rewards of Fostering & TNR As spring and summer approach, it’s the season for flowers, sunshine, and new beginnings. It’s also a time of year many rescue workers dread, due to the increase in litters produced by unspayed cats. Known as “kitten season,” this influx of new life […]

Happy 8th Anniversary!

By Lani Gering Happy 8th Anniversary!   This is the reason that we have the gorgeous shot of the Capitol Wheel on the cover! It really is hard to believe that National Harbor has been up and running for 8 years. We have watched it grow in leaps and bounds in this short period of […]

Executive Chef Zach Allman

Executive Chef Zach Allman Tula’s Off Main 311 Gay Street Washington, Virginia 540-675-2223 By Chester Simpson When did you first become interested in cooking and why did you decide to pursue a culinary career? When I was in middle school I had a teacher who had been in a car accident. One day she […]

What I Learned When I Went in Pursuit of Happiness

By Peggie Arvidson What I learned When I went in Pursuit of Happiness. I’ve been in pursuit of happiness for the last 5 years. I’m embarrassed that it took me more than 30 years to figure out what happiness really means to me. If you notice the number of books, websites and articles written about […]