Somethings’s Fishy

One of the most frequently asked questions about the Potomac River is, “Can I eat the fish?” Well, you may not want to. In addition to urban runoff and sewage spills, there’s this. Dominion Power owns and operates the Possum Point Power plant located between Quantico Creek and the Potomac River. Power plants were located close […]

Castle Hill Cider

A refreshing alternative along Virginia’s wine trail. Castle Hill earned a place in the history books on June 3, 1781, when Jack Jouett set off on his perilous 40-mile ride to Charlottesville to warn Thomas Jefferson of an impending British raid. As the story goes, it was at Castle Hill that owners Dr. Thomas and […]

Manifesting the Life of Your Dreams: It’s Easier than you Think!

Manifesting the Life of Your Dreams: It’s Easier than you Think! By the time you read this I will be living in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains in Tucson, AZ! 21 years ago I made my first trip to Arizona and I fell in love. As a Northeastern native, this was a shock and […]

Green & Gold: And Then The New Crow Came

Green & Gold: And Then The New Crow Came Tucked away in the farthest corner of North America is the magnificent island of Newfoundland. You may remember that I spent a summer up there in 2014, soaking up the culture and even laying down some roots. While much of Newfoundland’s music, landscape, and culture is […]

Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun By Miriam R. Kramer Africa is not for the weak. When I lived in Africa as a child, I went on safari in Kenya and Tanzania. A hungry mongoose targeted my brother as the smallest and therefore weakest member of our group, causing us to grab him and retreat to the top […]

Behind the Bar- Jon Wilcox

  Jon Wilcox The Wharf 119 King Street 703-836-2836 Wharfrestaurant.com     How did you get started in the bartending business? I was in college and needed a flexible job that paid well. I started tending bar and absolutely loved it! What is your biggest bartender pet peeve? It’s a toss up – tapping your […]

The Barbell Lunge

By Ryan Unverzagt Welcome to another edition of From the Trainer. July’s exercise of the month is the Barbell Lunge. This particular exercise challenges your balance, core, and leg strength. The starting position is shown in Figure 1. The barbell will rest on the upper back as you take a long stride forward. Lower your […]

Is your lack of self-care affecting your profitability?

By Peggie Arvidson Is your lack of self-care affecting your profitability? This month let’s talk about Self Care, shall we? I’m in the business of helping people like you; connect with other people – primarily so that you can get paid for helping other people. I’m adamant about the power of self-care in this process. […]

Gallery Beat

By F. Lennox Campello I am often asked, usually by friends outside the art cabal, and by people who become interested in collecting art, but have never collected artwork, what they should “collect.” “What should I buy Lenster?” “How do I start?” And thus, I would like to answer this question in this month’s column. […]

Hamilton the West Indian (not the Musical)

Hamilton the West Indian (not the Musical) by Jeff McCord If not for a hurricane that devastated St. Croix in 1772, Alexander Hamilton may never have moved to North America, never fought with Washington in the Revolutionary War and not served as America’s first Secretary of the Treasury. And, there would be no Tony-award winning […]