Pets of the Month

Apollo (A068496): Apollo is a sweet soul who would make the perfect companion for any couch potato. He is a Bulldog mix estimated to be six years old. His love of people is only rivaled by his love of tennis balls (and chewing on them). While Apollo is mellow and mushy around people, he’s not […]

National Harbor Events!

National Harbor Calendar 5-17   The Plaza is a Busy Place! FREE FITNESS CLASSES On the Plaza May through October Participate in a free fitness classes on the Plaza brought to you by No Excuse Workout. All classes run from 7-8 pm except Saturday morning yoga that runs from 10-11 am. Mondays – CardioHIT Tuesdays […]

On the Road

David and Laurie Norcross have been long time readers and fans of the Old Town Crier and have been very diligent about taking along an OTC on their travels. This month we are lucky to have photos from both sides of the Atlantic!  

First Blush

By Genevieve LeFranc Stop and think for a minute; just how many products do you spray, slather, and swipe on from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep, without a second thought? If you’re anything like me you have dozens of products scattered atop your dresser, lined up in your […]

Behind the Bar: Elias Peters

Elias Peters Cedar Knoll Restaurant 9030 Lucia Lane Alexandria 703-780-3665 Cedarknollva.com   Elias serves up a Cedar Knoll specialty called the Bischon Frisee – in a chilled martini glass, add a little vodka, a little St. Germaine and a touch of grapefruit!   Elias is behind the bar on Tuesdays through Saturday nights. Happy hour […]

9 Lessons from a Life in Hands

By Peggie Arvidson 9 Lessons from a Life in Hands. I just hit a milestone in my hand analysis career (13 years!) and it got me thinking about what I’ve learned in that time. Here are 9 things I’ve learned about business, hands, life and love in the past 13 years: If you’re not happy, […]

The Girl Before, The Girl After

The Girl Before, The Girl After   By Miriam Kramer     Every month I hopscotch across diverse genres to find the books I review. I gravitate towards psychological thrillers, preferably set in the United Kingdom or Ireland with a dark, chilly edge. J.P. Delaney’s The Girl Before fit that bill, so I dove into […]

A Life in the Day

By Doug Fabbioli   A Life in the Day           For some reason I find myself caught in the middle of this turbulent storm of productivity. I know we are making business, creating jobs, collaborating with others, maintaining quality, giving great customer service, teaching techniques and strategies for success, building the skills of the […]

Chef/Owner Alex Truitt

By Chester Simpson Chef / Owner Alex Truitt Blue And White Carry Out 1024 Wythe Street Old Town Alexandria (703) 548-3867 Monday – Friday 5:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Closed on weekends Blue & White is a community institution. This is good southern comfort food dished out in huge portions, a real working class breakfast […]

You’re KIDding me, right?!

By Lori Welch Brown   You’re KIDding me, right?!   I am the youngest of four, and the only girl. I’ve been the ‘baby’ of the family my entire life. To cement this fact and for reasons unbeknownst to me, pretty much everywhere I’ve worked, I’ve been referred to as the ‘kid.’ Somehow, this title […]