Citizens and Governments Working Together to Save Caribbean Reefs

By Jeff McCord   Citizens and Governments Working Together to Save Caribbean Reefs   For years we have been “loving to death” a marvelous life form. The good news is that we are learning the errors of our ways in time to make a difference. Coral reefs are constructed by clusters of simple marine animals […]

Sittin’ Style

Sittin’ Style by Molly Winans One thing you do not hear sailors say is: “I can’t wait to go sailing on Saturday and spend six hours on my rear end.” That they are excited to get some fresh air, yes. Sun and wind on the face, definitely. Some solid sitting time? Sailors tend to skip […]

Chef Jan Farka

By Chester Simpson Chef Jan Farka Santini Garden Jánský vršek 323/13 Prague 1 – Malá Strana 118 00 Czech Republic Tel:+420 603 766 779 E-mail:info@santinigarden.cz http://www.santinigarden.cz This month the profile is a bit different. While traveling to Prague last month I encountered this wonderful place. It was recommended by the staff at our Hotel Neruda. […]

DYI Summer Beauty!

By Kim Putens During the “dog days of summer”, most of us need a pick me up to our beauty routines.  Forget the spa and save some money by giving yourself an at home facial.  Here are some easy steps on how to get a spa-worthy facial in the privacy of your own home and […]

Alexandria Events August 2017

First Thursdays Del Ray 6-9 p.m. Admission: Free; pets welcome   Mt. Vernon Avenue Del Ray http://www.visitdelray.com/page-1718168   First Thursdays is a series of free outdoor street festivals along Mt. Vernon Avenue in the spring and summer. Every first Thursday of the months of April, May, June, July, August and September the Del Ray Business Association features […]

The Beach Books of August

The Beach Books of August   Miriam Kramer   In August the DC metropolitan area creaks to a halt as lazy days arrive for workaholic Washingtonians. Many wend their way to the beach or to the mountains. Some take a couple of days for a staycation. So peruse an admittedly incomplete list of beloved “beach […]

Save Those Seeds!!

By Jimmy Deaton   Save Those Seeds!! You can save vegetable seeds from your garden produce to plant next year. Seed saving involves selecting suitable plants from which to save seed, harvesting seeds at the right time, and storing them properly over the winter. Plant selection Tomatoes, peppers, beans and peas are good choices for […]

Will He (or She) Come Back to Me?

By Peggie Arvidson Will He (or She) Come Back to Me? If I had a dollar for every single time I’ve been asked “Will my Ex come back to me?” – I would be George and Amal’s (as in Clooney) neighbor on that Italian island, with enough left over to jet set to the Galapagos […]

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer By Wanda Lou Willis Early July begins the “dog days of summer” which lasts until early September. Depending on latitude and climate, the actual dates vary greatly from region to region. Nearly everyone has heard this expression and knows that it refers to the hottest, most sultry days of summer. Some […]

Helping Lost Pets Find Their Way Home

Helping Lost Pets Find Their Way Home   By Laura Harris   Animal lovers may believe that only irresponsible humans could “lose” a beloved cat or dog. But accidents happen. If you see a lost dog or cat, your actions could make all the difference in helping a pet finds its way safely home.   […]