Gloat & Tell

By Lori Welch Brown Gloat & Tell I love hearing about everyone’s summer plans, travels and adventures. It’s a throw back to elementary school when everyone showed up the Tuesday after Labor Day sporting their brand spankin’ new lunch boxes, and the teachers soft rolled you into the curriculum by giving you the floor to […]

Visionaries Never Go Out of Style JKF@100

By Sarah Becker ©2017 Born in 1917—100 years ago—President John F. Kennedy (D-MA) died in his prime. On November 22, 1963 an assassin shot Kennedy dead. He died of a wound in the brain caused by a rifle bullet. Kennedy was the fourth U.S. President to succumb to such wounds. For Kennedy, the past was […]

The Suburbs: Hey Muse!

By Chris Anderson   The Suburbs: Hey Muse!   I’ve said it before, just what it is that I love the most about music – no matter how much I think I know, no matter how much I have heard, no matter how many records I own or how many articles I’ve read, what I […]

Kids or No Kids – That is the Question!

by Nancy Bauer, Virginia Wine in My Pocket Kids or No Kids – That is the Question!   Some wineries love kids, some tolerate them, and some say nope, not happening, “don’t even think about it!” We’ve rounded up a few of each to help you pick the right winery for your day away in […]

Fishing Adds Up For St. Jude Children’s Hospital

By Steve Chaconas Fishing Adds Up For St. Jude Children’s Hospital Sports are measured in numbers. Games are determined by inches. Clocks run out. Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. Americans are always keeping score. On 7-7-17, 127 anglers took to the waters of the Potomac and by the end of the fishing […]

9 Things to Know About Fitness Technology Tools

By Cher Murphy  9 Things to Know About Fitness Technology Tools Those looking to get and stay fit may need look no further than their smartphone, desktop computer, or wrist. The many apps, wearables, and online fitness programs that are available today are helping to motivate people to get off the couch and start getting […]

To Be Active or Passive, That Is the Question

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce   To Be Active or Passive, That Is the Question   Active investing or passive investing. It’s an ongoing debate, and here, briefly, is what’s behind it.   Active investing involves the skills of an investment manager who seeks to generate greater returns than a market benchmark or index […]

Dog Days

By Doug Fabbioli   Dog Days Is it me or are things moving faster than ever before? It seems like a few weeks after school is out for the summer, the “Back to School” promotions start at the stores and on the TV. As we are growing our vines through the year, I feel like […]

On the Road!

Jeff Leukel picked up a copy of the OTC while attending a conference at the Gaylord Resort in National Harbor. He decided to take it back to sunny Sanford, Florida and catch up with the latest from the comfort of his chair in the Office Of The Public Defender. We had the pleasure of meeting […]

Promote Helpful Bugs!

By Jimmy Deaton Now that the growing season is underway, an abundance of life begins to spring up in our garden: seedlings take root and begin branching out, showing signs of their future production. But with new growth and life, comes the chance of pests finding their way into your garden. Some folks never have […]