Publisher’s Notes

By Bob Tagert

Publishers Notes 5-16After a very slow start to 2016 our advertising content is beginning to pick up. The spring and fall months are always the most active. Recovering from winter always leads to adventures. This month I wrote about one of my favorite escapes…Solomons Island at the southern tip of Calvert County in Maryland. As we like to say, “it is Alexandria’s playground,” and only 60 minutes away. We also liken Solomons as our own Key West. Boarded by water on all sides and with an assortment of watering holes to enjoy this is a perfect place to unwind and watch the sailboats glide by.
May is Mother’s Day and a perfect place to take mom for lunch or dinner is La Bergerie, this month’s restaurant spotlight. Memorial Day is at the end of this month. Read the poem on the inside back cover and remember all of those who fought for our planet and our continued freedom.
Doug Coleman continues to bring the events of the Civil War into today’s world in his Civil Discourse column while Lori Welch Brown gives out some sage advice in Open Space. Chef Profiler and prolific photographer, Chester Simpson, sent us profiles on three chefs he met in his travels to Thailand and Vietnam in April. Always fun to try something new!
As you can tell from the photograph I picked to use this month, I am itching to get out on the water! Hopefully all of the April showers have moved on and I can enjoy some sunny sailing days in the very near future!
Happy Mother’s Day to all of those moms out there reading us and please celebrate Memorial Day with your loved ones.

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