November Pets of the Month

Old Town Crier- Pets of the Month     Coco (A045510): With fall weather finally here, who doesn’t love a cup of hot coco? Coco needs a little bit of time to bond with you, but once she does she’s sweeter than chocolate and will melt your heart! We believe this beautiful girl is a […]

Li Vita Perfetta

Lori Welch Brown   La Vita Perfetta   Since we last spoke, my husband XXL and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary. And, they said we’d never make it! I turned the big 5-0. And, they said I’d never make it! To commemorate both these extraordinary accomplishments, we spent two weeks in la bella Italia—which […]

Delfosse Vineyards & Winery: Experience the Bucolic Beauty of the Virginia Countryside

DELFOSSE VINEYARDS & WINERY                                                                                 Experience the Bucolic Beauty of the Virginia Countryside Uniquely situated in a secluded valley at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, DelFosse Vineyards and Winery offers serene elegance and intimate charm in an idyllic setting. The winery in Faber is a short distance from Charlottesville, just a brief 30-minute drive. […]

You’re Winemaker of the Year, Now Act Like it!

By Doug Fabbioli   You’re winemaker of the year, now act like it!   At the Loudoun Wine Awards last month, some of us were recognized for our efforts in the local wine industry. Bonnie Archer is the tireless co-owner of Zephaniah Vineyards and was acknowledged for her hospitality and leadership in the tasting room. […]

The Year of Voting Dangerously

The Year of Voting Dangerously   By Miriam R. Kramer Veterans Day is sacred to both veterans and their family members who sacrificed for our country, to those who served to defend our way of life. Let us now consider the diffuse phrase “way of life.” We consider voting in elections deemed free and fair […]

Law of Coverture

Law of Coverture By Sarah Becker © 2016   “By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law,” British jurist Sir William Blackstone said in 1765,” that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband: […]

Marillion: F*** Everyone and Run

By Chris Anderson   Marillion: F*** Everyone And Run   On their 19th studio album, Marillion continues to stand in a class all its own. Few bands ever get over the loss of their lead singer – Marillion not only got better for it but here we are, some 27 years (and fifteen albums) later, […]

My Fly is Open

By Steve Chaconas   My Fly is Open   The best thing about an annual fishing trip is that it takes place every year. After fishing 200 days a year on the Potomac River, venturing to new water is always exciting and a new challenge.   The Upper James River winds its way through southwest […]

Gallery Beat

By F. Lennox Campello A good exercise for all practicing artists should be to make an end-of-year favorite Top 10 art shows that you saw during the year. That is important, because a key part of being an artist is to attend multiple and diverse art shows. This is not only good networking, and good […]

Out with the Old, in with the New

By Dr. Dale Isaacson and Dr. Marilyn Berzin Out with the old, in with the new — skincare regimen, that is. What worked for warm, summer days you spent at the beach, could cause major damage to your skin in the bitter winter months. The combination of salt water from beaches, chlorine in pool water […]