The first day of summer was June 20th and the heat was upon us, so I decided that for this month’s road trip I would stay close to Alexandria with a few excursions a few more miles out. Interviewing John Kenneth Zwerling was a walk down memory lane (we are about the same age and have been in the D.C. area a long time). Sarah Becker writes about Alexander Hamilton, the man and Broadway play, while in the Caribbean Connection Jeff McCord relates to Hamilton’s early years in St. Croix, USVI. Douglas Coleman goes beyond Fort Ward in this month’s Civil Discourse. Doug Fabbioli talks about the value of collaboration in the wine industry as Frank Britt takes us on a tour and tasting at Horton Vineyards. Steve Chaconas remembers fifty years later the difference Boat U.S. has made to the safety of the boating world.
I hope that you enjoy this issue of the Old Town Crier. It has been a nice ride these past 29 years. We have met a lot of cool people and have visited many fine destinations throughout our regional area. Happy July Fourth and let us not forget what our personal freedoms mean and our responsibility to uphold those freedoms.